Beauty Fades, But Memories Last Forever: Reliving Memories With A Photobook

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Everyone has fond memories of those
simple feel-good days with a special
participation of photo albums

Precious memories and stories through photo book. (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

Those moments when we're all curled
up around our grandmother (or grandfather
or anyone with the title of grand in the
family) with the family's ancient-looking
photo album on her lap. You know a wave
of nostalgia's about to hit you in the heart
once the rich tales of your family start
rolling in from your grandma's lips. 

Or perhaps you want to share with
your family or friends the mementos of
your first overseas travel.
You want them to feel the same
euphoria you felt when you saw those
places you've only seen in
dreams and books for the first time.
Or share with them how you mingled with
the locals and even your funny encounters
with fellow travelers. So you pull your travel
photo book and start the storytelling.

Memories kept on a photo book that is best shared with family, relatives and friends.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

We could go and list every memory
we had with photo books, but one
thing's for sure: it has built the
way for tales to be parted, for
relationships to be built, and for
memories to be shared. These are
things that modern technology will never
beat, no matter how advanced they
grow in time.

It's unfortunate to think that these
kinds of memory will continue as
a memory alone and not as some sort
of tradition. When you ask
people what a photo album is
nowadays, all they'll give you is a
confused look at first, then an "Ah, you mean
a Facebook album?" response.

It's also kind of sad how smartphones
and technology had kicked out the magic
of reliving these memories as compared
to printed photos.

Captured memories are still best rekindle through photo books instead of browsing it on Facebook Albums or smart phones.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

Sure, you can store a bountiful of photos
on your phone and still not run out of spaces
for future memories. But if I ask you
today if you've revisited your photos on
your phone's gallery and do nothing else
but view pictures, would you be able to
answer yes?

Let's face it. Smartphones are made to
make our lives easier, but they distract
us from the little things in life that give
us joy. Even when you find the desire to
revisit your photos on your phone, there's
a 95% chance you'd click on the first FB or
IG notification that pops on your phone. 

Then, later on, you end up deep on
Facebook, laughing at memes, or watching
YouTube videos. You end up forgetting the
main reason you picked up your phone - to
reflect on some memories with your photos.

But that's not the only thing you're missing
out. With modern devices today, the only
thing your hands get to feel is the cold
screen of your phone, or the lifeless mouse
of your computer when browsing through
your photos. The shower of emotions that
your photos should evoke doesn't come to you. 

It's like a frustrated painter trying to touch
a blank canvas in hopes of inspiration
coming through like a eureka moment. 

But when we see these photos in their
physical forms, we're immediately transported
back to that moment. 

Physical photos can provide different emotions rather than those stored on mobile phones or on social media.  (photo credits to milkbooks.com)

It's the same feeling we crave when we
prefer our books to tell us stories we like
to read instead of the eBooks stored on
your Kindle. Or when you prefer to give your
old vinyl a spin instead of blasting music from
your Spotify playlist on your speakers. 

Photo books are the closest physical
version we can get to traveling back
in time and reliving those memories.
We can't turn back time in the real
world (unless you're Hermione with a
time turner), but at least we can in
our minds and hearts. 

Photo books have brought us a
wave of joy, nostalgia, and even hope.
Don't deprive yourself of the opportunity
to go back in time and find inspiration and
bliss from the best parts of your life. It's
just photos, but it still makes a difference,
no matter how small that is. 

We all crave for even a pint of happiness
today, so why not treat yourself to a book
full of your best memories? You'll always
appreciate a good moment of reminiscing
the old times, whether with friends or family. 

Go ahead. Collect your best photos and
turn them into a photo book. There's plenty
of photo book vendors online like
MILK Books. It all falls down to the kind
of memories and stories you want to tell. 

Reuse, Refill and Upcycle with NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B

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NutriAsia, one of the leading producer and distributor of sauce, condiments and cooking oil in the Philippines, recently launched their sustainable environmental advocacy called B.Y.O.B or Bring Your Own Bottle.

B.Y.O.B encourages Filipinos to reuse bottles such as mineral bottles, juice or soft drinks bottles and used NutriAsia bottles by refilling the former with NutriAsia condiments such as Datu Puti Soy Sauce and Vinegar, UFC Banana Catsup and cooking oil, particularly, Golden Fiesta Soya, Corn, Canola and Palm Oil.


1. Check if the bottle is allowed for refilling.

  •        Containers and bottles that are allowed are:

o   Mineral Water Bottle
o   Juice and  soft drinks bottle
o Bottles used as container of same NutriAsia Products

  •         Containers and bottles should be:

o   Clean with lid or cap
o   Dry
o   Safe to be used for food products

2. Register.

3. Refill your desired product. Minimum refill is 200 grams while maximum is 2 KG.


  •      NutriAsia participating products are:

o   Datu Puti Soy Sauce
o   Datu Puti Vinegar
o   UFC Banana Catsup
o   Golden Fiesta Palm Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Soya Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Canola Oil
o   Golden Fiesta Corn Oil

4. Weigh your bottle and pay.

Aside from reusing bottles, NutriAsia also promote upcycling by persuading Filipinos to donate plastic material such as empty sachets and snack packs, plastic utensils and bottles. These plastic material will be transformed to bags and furniture such as tables, chairs, lamps and even chandelier.

All proceed and donations of NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B will be given to GAT Andres Bonifacio High School in Taguig City. With this project they are eyeing to provide at least 300 chairs to said school.

NutriAsia set up a pop-up store outside The Mind Museum. The Mind Museum is located at J Y Campos Park, 3rd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. NutriAsia’s pop-up store serves as the refilling station and drop-off point for plastic materials.

The pop-up store itself is eco-friendly. Most of the materials used to build the store is made out of eco-bricks. Eco-bricks are made from mixture of cement and shredded plastic. These bricks came from Arca South Hub, which is a project of Arca South, Green Antz and Ayala Land Inc.

NutriAsia’s B.Y.O.B pop-up store is available from July 30 to September 12, Monday to Sunday, 12NN to 8PM.

3 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Luxent Hotel

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Luxent Hotel is a  four (4) star hotel in Manila's business and entertainment district, Quezon City. Whether you are on a solo retreat, family staycation or business trip, one of the three (3) rooms of Luxent Hotel can suit your basic needs and necessities. Infinity pool, fitness area, spa, and multiple dining areas ensure utmost comfort and relaxation while staying at the hotel.


Luxent Hotel is situated at 51 Timog Avenue, Scout Triangle, Quezon City. The hotel's location is at the center of business and entertainment district of Manila, Quezon City.

Luxent Hotel is accessible to business offices, malls, parks, and entertainment establishments. Luxent Hotel's close proximity to public transportation enables its guests to have easy and convenient access around Metro Manila.


From Gateway Cubao

• Ride a jeepney with the route Cubao-Remedios. The fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Ave
• Ride another jeepney with the route Cubao- Fairview (via Arayat). Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Scout Ybardaloza/ Timog Avenue Intersection.
• From Timog Avenue, walk straight until you reach Luxent Hotel

From SM Mall of Asia

• From SM Mall of Asia North Terminal, ride a UV Express with the route SM Mall of Asia - Fairview. The fare costs Php 70.00
• Alight at Fisher Mall /Patranco
• Ride a Jeepney with the route Project 2-3/ Welcome Rotonda. Fare costs Php 9.00
• Alight at Timog Ave/ Scout Tuason Intersection
• From Timog walk straight to Luxent Hotel


Luxent Hotel has three (3) rooms that can suit all types of travelers. The rooms are spacious with earth tone colors and comfortable furniture.

We had a chance to have our well deserve staycation at Luxent Hotel after months full of errands. We stayed at a Superior Queen Room for an overnight staycation. Our room is spacious and a family or group of 5 can fit on the former. It has minimalistic decor with earth tone colors and has two comfortable queen-sized bed in the middle.

In front of the queen-sized beds is a flat-screen LCD TV with cable channels and an executive working desk.

Our room also has a bath and toilet room with vanity mirror, hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries.

A minibar with snacks and beverage is readily available along with an electronic kettle where you can prepare your complimentary coffee and tea.

Aside from the room that we stayed, Luxent Hotel has Deluxe King and Executive Suite.

Deluxe King, unlike the Superior Queen, has a king-sized bed and is perfect for couples or solo travelers.

Unlike the Deluxe Rooms, the Executive Suite has a reception area or mini living room. The former has a comfy sofa and flat LCD TV. Executive Suite also has a bathtub where you can relax while reading your favorite book or magazine.


Located at the 6th Floor of Luxent Hotel is AquaTrim Fitness Center. The former is fully equipped with recreational facilities for the whole family. It has Luxent Hotel's Infinity Pool, kids pool which kids will surely enjoy and gym.

Another go-to place at Luxent Hotel is their spa. Their spa can surely calm your senses and rejuvenate your energy.

Business Center, on the other hand, is located at the 2nd Level of Luxent Hotel. It offers secretarial services, computer, internet, and other work-related services.


Garden Cafe serves delectable dishes from Japan to China and of course the Philippines in  buffet or a la carte. Our personal favorites during our stay were their pastries.

Lush Bar and Lounge, on the other hand, serve a la carte dishes while being serenaded by a band. We loved the dishes that we savored during our dinner at Lush Bar and Lounge! We rarely eat salad but the Sicilian Chicken Salad that we got is a game-changer, it is so flavorful and delicious! We also loved Al' Amatriciana. It has that Italian flavor of spaghetti that is a bit sour yet delectable.

Freshly baked and yummy pastries were also served at Luxent Hotel's Bread Indulgence.

To know more about Luxent Hotel you may visit the following social media accounts:



For booking, reservation, and promos you may visit or reach the Luxent Hotel at:

51 Timog Avenue, Scout Triangle, Quezon City
📞 (02) 836 7777

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