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Another loyal member of the family who we all love!! Conchita!  She’s been with the family since Sept. 12, 1960 ( she knows the date!) or 54 years!  She was the assistant/Yaya of my Lola Glecy. She went wherever she went ( and that’s all over the world) , she would do the trusted duties assigned to her by Lola and she was the only one who could touch and fix Lola’s things. When Lola passed away in 1994, she still continued to stay and now still watches over Lolo and the family.

Lolo told her jokingly “dito ka na nagkamens ( menstruation) nagmenopause at nagkaold maid” haha!! :-)

Conch told me that she enjoys working for the family and she’s crying telling me this. She specifically mentioned that she was so happy she reached Mt Makiling by helicopter and also met many important people because of my Lola. She’s grateful. Tomorrow she turns 73 – Happy Birthday Conch!! We love you!!

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I don’t have really photos of Conch but I found this :-)

She takes care of anything that is Lolo’s including the dog :-)  Duke was given to Lolo as a gift and was still a puppy so Conchita took care of him like her baby

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For the past eight years, since 2007 when I first attended Mother’s Club, Gaita Fores has been sharing her recipes with a group of mothers.  Mothers Club is a monthly club that gathers lady friends of the gracious host, Mimie Huang de Ocampo.Gaita fores mimie huang de ocampo Mothers Club (10)

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 I have been waiting for this!!!  Finally Vyne is now opened for lunch!!  I love this place!  Previous entry:  Vyne April 1, 2014Vyne now open for lunch 2Vyne Now Open for Lunch (3)

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This is the only Ramen that I can eat! :-)  YAY!!!  LOVE Ramen Carbonara!!!Vyne Now Open for Lunch (7)

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Come on over before October 31 for a 10% discount!!

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 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Every year I celebrate this by promoting pink advocacies and supporting the different causes to prevent breast cancer which is very rampant all over the world. This year I have very exciting news for everyone! Two months ago, A good friend of mine has just opened the first Early detection of breast and cervical cancer clinic in the Philippines at LivLite Center. Newton Mapua and his Canadian business partner Martin Kozak of Nuvotek are the distributors of this technology which is a joint Russian-Canadian collaboration. I went to visit the clinic and had myself screened. meik newton mapua and martin kozak nuvotek

It is the most advanced technology in early detection of breast and cervical cancer. There are many benefits of this new technology:

1.) Usually a woman has a mammogram at the age of 40, but with this new technology, any young woman can have herself screened. I encourage all the young women out there to have yourselves screened. There is no harm to check your breasts now. And what better time to screen than at an early age so that if there are high risks of cancer in the woman’s breast of having breast cancer, the concerns can be addressed already at an early age or stage. Adjustments in lifestyle can be done, maybe medication. The most important thing is to detect it early and not wait till you are 40 years old and maybe if there is cancer it might be at a late stage already and it will be too late.
2.) Aside from being able to do it at any age, you can do it at any stage of your menstrual cycle.
3.) It’s even safe for women with implants or pacemakers.
4.) The procedure is painless. There is a bit of pressure when Meik is placed on top of the breast, but it is not painful and does not press as hard as a mammogram.
5.) They use a small machine called MEIK. It is so small that it is portable and you can bring it anywhere. If you want to have your whole company screened, the machine can be brought to the office. You can even have a health and wellness party with your girlfriends
6.) There is no radiation. Doing a mammogram is like having one thousand X-rays so you can imagine how strong the radiation is.
7.) The procedure is quick and easy. You can even get your results right after the procedure and an OB Gynecologist, Dr. Iya, will interpret the results for you so you can understand your breasts and understand what was seen in the screening. It is important that an appointment is made if you want the same day results with the doctor, there will be an additional cost but it is worth itDra Iya nuvotek meik breast cancer detection Every tissue in the body has its own unique electrical signal. By mapping out the organ, MEIK can generate a digital image of that organ, in this case the breast which is a complex organ. We are fortunate that cancer stands out like a beacon having a higher electical signature than normal cells 10 to 60x higher. And that’s what the MEIK detects. What makes MEIK very accurate is that it is not totally dependent on the visual skill of the interpreter to have to identify the cancer, it is computer aided analysis where the computer assists the interpreter and also offers quantitative analysis for cross checking purposes. The technology is very sophisticated as there are many other functions of MEIK such as microclassifications of the findings, ability to classify if the subject is in the high risk group of developing breast cancer, ability of classifying a cancer as benign or malignant etc. But, as with other modalities, there are possibilities of errors too, but the advantage of MEIK is that since there is no pain or radiation, it can be repeated many times or used for monitoring. Do know that though is that MEIK is designed as a mass screening device to complement the standard radiation based mammography because that is still the gold standard. When MEIK detects a finding, the subject is then referred to the standard mammograohy. MEIK is targeting the healthy population to catch cancer very early on to allow the subject more options on treatment and a better chance to fight the cancer and win the battle.

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There is a special price only for the month of October, so now is a good time to have yourself screened. Let’s Save Lives! Early Detection Means Life!!!  To make an appointment, please call: 0925-503-0581 or email us at livlite.megamall@gmail.com
LivLite Center inside MegaClinic at the 5th Floor (mid-section) of SM Megamall, EDSA.
Email me for technical, sales, or screening inquiries: info.nuvotek@yahoo.com
For more information and to read more about Meik visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NuvotekInc
Instagram: @nuvotek

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