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Brain Health, Why Think Of It?

Brain Health, Why Think Of It? | BayanMall

If you play Plants Vs. Zombies, you’ll hear the zombies say “brain” many times. But, have you ask yourself, why do they want to eat our brains instead of just a singular portion part of our body. If zombies exist, would you worry about your brain? Certainly yes, because it’s a matter of life and death situation. Luckily, we are in this modern age where zombies are present only in a fictional story. Because of this, we took lightly the importance of our brains. We only think of our brain as we grow old or age because we are starting to have a memory disorder or loss. So, allow me to promote brain health in our lifestyle.

Brain Health (Eat regularly)

Eat regularly. Don’t you know that our brain consumes 20% of our daily energy intake. For this reason, it is essential that we start our day with a complete breakfast. Make sure also to simply get enough food to eat each day to keep our brains functioning optimally.

Brain Health (Eat the right food)

Eat the right food. What is good for our body is good as well for our brain. Eat cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel, and sardines. These fishes contain omega 3 fatty acids that help our brain build and repair brain cells. Don’t forget the vegetables, particularly the green and leafy ones. These supplements our long term memory and other cognitive functions.

step aerobics with dumbbells

Have an exercise. When you’re working up a sweat, the heart pumps oxygen and nutrients to the brain cells. Exercise can also elevate our mood which is very good for our brain.

Brain Health (Get amount of sleep)

Get amount of sleep. Without enough sleep, we may respond slowly to new situations or fail to pay proper attention. As we sleep, our brain builds memories depending on the importance and our expectation for remembering. Sleep helps memory formation that you will need later as you woke up.

Brain Health (Do mental exercise)

Do a mental exercise. This can stimulate your brain. You can do this by enjoying strategy games, puzzles, and riddles. This can build your capacity to form and retain cognitive associations. Also, create rhymes and patterns to strengthen your memory connections.

We should take a proactive approach to our brain health. As you follow this advice, you are not only taking the steps necessary to keep your brain in shape, but you are also taking the necessary steps to prevent age related cognitive decline. Above all, you reduce your risk for many brain disorders, including dementia and stroke.

Brain Health, Why Think Of It? | BayanMall

Behind The Life Of An OFW

Behind The Life Of An OFW | BayanMall

We always think that being OFW had a wonderful life. We envy when we see them post in a beautiful scenery like beach, Disneyland, or a beautiful park. We crave the food they eat, especially those desserts that we didn’t know. We also notice that they are always online. But have you really thought, what’s behind those pictures and smiles? I think, we don’t.

We even think that all of OFWs are rich. Would they even work abroad if they are rich or have enough allowance to support the need of their family? Do you know how many mouths, they need to fill-in? When they come back, do they have a luxurious house or a new car? Hopefully, the answer is yes, but the truth is, not all of them have that thing. They always send money and nothing is left for them.

Here are some of the things we don’t know of an OFW:

Life of an OFW

  • They experience discrimination and abuse, physically and verbally. Do they share this to their loved ones? Obviously, no. They hide their feelings that they are hurt and worst they endure it because they think of their family whom they left behind.

Life of an OFW

  • They work patiently of their strict boss and workmates who treats them badly. When they call, have you ask this question and can you even discern if they are really alright. Hopefully, you always pray for them particularly for their well being and safety.

Life of an OFW

  • They also get sad, weary, ill, and most of the time, homesick. Who will comfort and care for them when they feel this way? They need your support in terms of emotional and spiritual because they are alone in facing these circumstances. From now on,  make a habit to call them first and not wait for their call.

I know what I write is only little, but I hope this a wake-up call to all family who always ask money to their OFW. They are humans, not a bank. I am proud to all OFWs out there. Indeed, they are heroes in all times.

Behind The Life Of  An OFW | BayanMall

Online BayanMall: Its Pros & Cons

Online BayanMall: Its Pros & Cons | BayanMall

Online BayanMall Corporation

BayanMall Corporation would like to share our pros and cons as you shop in our store. We all know that Shopping online has favorable and unfavorable conditions or circumstances. This happens because all online stores strive to achieve perfection or minimize its flaws or its errors. Here is our list:


Online BayanMall Corporation

  • You can visit the site anonymously. In other words, you can explore it. You are free to click any button or categories and navigate.
  • You can create an account for Bayan Mall  and the registration is free. This will allow you to access other features of Bayan Mall.
  • You are guided accordingly as you shop. Instructions are easy to follow. All you have to do is click the category and subcategory. Then, choose a product to purchase and check your shopping cart. If done you can view your cart and checkout.
  • Your personal details and data is safe and secured.
  • We offer grocery products, non-grocery products, gadgets, appliances, furniture, pastries, fresh meat, rice products, lechon, motorcycles and special treats.
  • You are allowed to choose individual items in various sizes and/or flavors.
  • We have a warranty over our products.
  • You can choose the dollar or peso currency when you shop. Bayan Mall system will automatically convert the prices of the products to the currency the online shopper has chosen.
  • You can place your order 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our competent operations team will “process” your order  Mondays thru Saturdays, 9am to 6pm (Philippine Standard Time).
  • We have different payment methods. We have PayPal (Credit Card/ Debit Card Debit Payment), Bank Transfer, and Money Remittance.
  • We have options for delivery it could be air cargo, sea cargo or land cargo. Your family could also pick-up the products if they like to get it.
  • We have a live chat and customer support service 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week. You can click on the “chat with us” button located on the bottom right portion of the homepage.
  • It is a legitimate corporation operating a legitimate online business in the Philippines.
  • It is a secured site. Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms.


Online BayanMall Corporation

  • We don’t accept returns or provide refunds for perishable items. We make sure that all these items are in good quality and condition. In case you will encounter problems on these items, please email us or contact us through our customer support hotline within 24 hours for us to attend to it immediately.
  • There is a minimum amount per order must be Php 500. If your total purchase fails to reach the minimum order, you will be charged a minimum order fee of Php 500 in addition to the total value of all our purchases.
  • There is an additional charge aside from the total amount of the items shipped. Shipping cost, delivery fees, value added tax, PayPal charges or credit card charges may be added to the total amount purchased. This information can be viewed completely before you check out.
  • Some products can be picked-up or delivered depending on the product ordered and depending upon the conditions set by our suppliers. Products for delivery are: gadgets, flowers and groceries. Products for pickup and delivery: rice, cakes, lechon, appliances, furniture, motorcycles and meat.
  • We do not have  product deliveries on Sundays.
  • We do not allow cancellation of  orders once the payment is made. We advise our clients to read and understand clearly  our terms and conditions, return and exchange policy and FAQs and review the products and prices before placing an order in BayanMall website.

Online BayanMall: Its Pros & Cons | BayanMall

AlDub, What Really It Is?

AlDub, What Really It Is? | BayanMall

AlDub in Eat Bulaga

Aldub is a nickname for Alden and Yaya Dub. They are couple or tandem in a “KalyeSerye” in a noontime show  “Eat Bulaga” in the Philippines. If you are a Filipino, you will definitely know them and even love them more. They are now a crazy hit in social media sites reaching a 25 million tweets on Twitter.

But really, who are they? Alden Richard has been already an actor, singer and host before the AlDub make a noise. He had teleseryes in GMA network and as well movies. Because of his acting ability, he earned some nominations and even won some. While, Yaya Dub is known as Maine Mendoza. She became a sensation in online by doing a Dubsmash video. This landed her chance as a host in “Eat Bulaga” and lead her to the role as “Yaya Dub”.

AlDub (Alden & Yaya Dub)

How does a phenomenon like this start? Well, in real life Maine Mendoza has a crush on Alden Richard. Yaya Dub is part of the segment in “Eat Bulaga” entitled “Juan for All, All for Juan”. She replaced “Doctor Dora the Explorer” as the personal assistant of Lola Nidora for Dora was not known when she will be back. One day on their regular doing, Yaya was informed that there is someone who would like to see her. She was surprised that it was Alden and it caught her on guard. Leaving her smiling and distracted. They began to wave in a “pabebe style”, as they call it, on their TV screen. From then on, the producer did a 30 minute story for them to replace the portion of “Problem Solving”.

KalyeSerye (AlDub)

Now, the KalyeSerye have 64 episodes and still going. What makes the masses passionate with these two is their much awaited date that happened last Saturday of September 19 and their second date on September 26 . This event makes the fans happy because their wish has been granted. Thanks to Lola Nidora who granted Yaya Dub to have a date with Alden. Plus, they did it a second time around. Isn’t sweet? If you want more, you can tune in to their program daily at 12 noon, Eat Bulaga, Monday to Saturdays in GMA 7.

AlDub, What it is? | BayanMall

My Top Five Healthy Foods

My Top Five Healthy Foods| BayanMall

My top five healthy food, what could it be? But first, let’s find out what is a healthy food? Healthy foods are foods that make us healthy. Why do we have to eat healthy foods? We all hunger that’s why we need food. Foods give us the fuel to think and the energy to move our muscles. However, food is essential, but our body needs nutrients. The nutrients, vitamins, and minerals are there so that our bodies can function. You need food not just to sustain health, but to feel better and that’s the main reason why you need to eat healthy foods. Here are my top five of healthy foods:

Healthy FoodsSweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes contain fiber, which is essential for the proper functioning of our digestive system. It helps prevent a heart attack and keep our skin looking young. It also helps you to feel relaxed and keep our immune system working well. It can give you more energy and contains antioxidants that can help reduce the amount of breakdown in your body due to free radicals.

Healthy Foods

Salmon – Salmon has a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which is linked to reduced risk of depression, heart disease, and cancer. Like most fish, salmon has high in protein. It can increase memory function and a decrease in the likelihood of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer. It also helps to make your skin and hair look their best.

Healthy FoodsAvocados – Avocados have healthy monounsaturated fat. These fats actually help us to lose fat or lower our cholesterol. It helps us to feel fuller longer. It also helps our eyes because of carotenoid. It stabilizes our blood glucose levels.

Healthy FoodsGarlic – Garlic is a powerful disease fighter that can inhibit the growth of bacteria especially E. Coli. It contains allicin that works as a potent anti-inflammatory and has been shown to help lower cholesterol and blood-pressure levels. It can combat sickness, including the common cold.

Healthy Foods

Beans – Beans can lower the risk of heart disease and the risk of breast cancer. It can also lower cholesterol and lose our weight. It manages diabetes.

In short, we eat healthy foods because of the necessary nutrients that our body needs to create new cells, clean toxins, and to just function every day. Eating healthy now can help prevent future diseases.You will have more energy and be more alert. So, let’s eat proper and right foods.

My Top Five Healthy Foods | BayanMall

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) As A Hero

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)  As A Hero | BayanMall

OFW Hero

Do you consider OFWs as a hero? Let me help you decide if they are. But first, let’s define what a hero is or what qualities they possess. The word hero is a person or character who, in the face of danger and adversity or from a position of weakness, displays courage, bravery or self-sacrifice. From its definition, we get the trait of a true hero.They are courageful, brave, and unselfish, which makes them a noble and a good model.

Next, let use the adjectives if they fit to an OFW. First is the word, courageful. OFWs have the strength in the face of pain or grief. When I say pain and grief, these are the moments when they felt alone, sad, ill, and homesick. They have endured these emotions just to stay in their work and able to send money at home.

Second word is brave. They gamble or risk their life in another country, not knowing what will happen to them as they arrive in their designated area.They don’t know the culture of that place, but still they able to handle their self.They continue to face their unpleasant conditions of their working place and the behavior of their workmates and manager. On top of this, they don’t show their fears to their boss even if they are already afraid.

OFW Remit


Third, unselfish. OFWs think of their family first before they think of themselves. They sacrifice a lot for the sake of others. They strive hard to ensure that their kids’ future would be bright and that they would live a life that they dream of. They don’t care if they experience difficulty as long their left families have an ease and comfort life.

Besides of these attributes that a hero has. There are two things that stick out of being an OFW that makes them a hero. One is their great sacrifice of being apart with family, especially their children. It includes as well their disconnection during the celebration of special occasion that they truly treasure and miss. Plus, it is hard for them not to see their child grows beside them.

Two, they uplift our economy through the remittances that they send in the Philippines. It alleviates poverty and creates stable cash flow and circulation in our economy. They keep our country afloat by providing liquidity amid global financial crisis. In short, they just don’t secure the needs of their family, but our country as well.

OFW Bayani

Now, hopefully you can say in your mind that indeed OFWs are our modern hero in this time. But of course, you don’t have to be an OFW to become a hero. I know in your own simple way, you can be a hero. You can do this by giving your time in helping others and making them smile. Surely then, you can be a hero in that person’s heart.

Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)  As A Hero | BayanMall

Student Health Tips For A Busy Student

Student Health Tips For A Busy Student | BayanMall


Student Health

Students are occupied with a lot of things to do. They study for their subject in order to pass. They have to endure a strict teacher or instructor. They are obliged to involve in an extra curricular activities not just academically. They have a social and personal life to worry about. That’s why they forget to remember their self and the need to be healthy. Here are some student health reminders to keep with your hectic schedule.

  1. Don’t forget to eat. Always have your breakfast and never skip meals. Take a snack during your free time if you had.
  2. Have an exercise. If time permits, walk or ride a bike from your class or from your house to your school. Grab the opportunity to join intramural. Choose a sport and enlist to that club.
  3. Get enough sleep. Don’t overwork yourself by studying late at night and staying party with your friends. Avoid eating and drinking caffeinated beverages during bedtime.
  4. Never consume an alcoholic drink. This can only give you a headache and makes you vomit. It can lose your focus and concentration.
  5. Quit smoking. It can risk your life.
  6. Drink a lot of water. This will give you energy and stops you from eating much.
  7. Say no to drugs. It will endanger your mental and physical health. There is a high chance you’ll become addicted to it.
  8. Find a friend. Having a buddy can make things easier, and fun.
  9. Take vitamins. Just to ensure you are healthy and free from sickness.
  10. Set Goals. This will motivate you and stay in your right track.

Student Health

Now, it’s up to you to follow these tips and put it into action. The key to achieve this is balance. You must balance all the things you do to have a healthy life and become more productive as a student.

Student Health Tips | BayanMall

The Sadness and Joy of Being an OFW

The Sadness and Joy of Being an OFW | BayanMall

Sadness & Joy

We all know that OFW is acronym of Overseas Filipino Workers. They work abroad to sustain the needs of their family and fulfill their dreams of a better life. But, what’s it is really feel likes to work in abroad? Are they really sad or are they full of happiness?

Sadness of OFW

Leaving your family and loved ones just to work abroad is a bitter feeling that has been swallowed by most of an OFW. Because of the lack of employment here in our country, they have no choice but to do to it. When they arrived in a foreign country, they automatically felt alone because they didn’t know one. Their loved ones are not around anymore to lift them up in times of their trouble especially when homesickness strikes. They have to endure this kind of feeling. They could not express their feeling well because of the language barrier. Even if they can speak english still it is not the same to a person who talks fast in english. How frustrating it will be? Surely, they will miss a lot of things like the voices and faces of their family. They will not able to see their child grow. They can’t give warm hugs and kisses constantly anymore. Furthermore, how many celebration like birthdays, anniversary,and graduation they have not attend to. I thinks it is hurtful not able to witness those events. Worst of all how can they overcome a grief if one of the members of their family died. One thing for sure, they have many sleepless nights and pillows have been wet because of their tears they cry at night.

Joy of OFW

In spite of the sadness and loneliness, somehow there is joy. They felt happy whenever someone chat, viber, skype, or see the picture of their family in an fb post. How much more if they able to talk to with their loved ones once in while. This can ease the burden, sorrow, and loneliness they feel. Not only that, in an instance they forget how stressful they are because of their horrible and strict boss. They love sending present and money to their family. This make them happy. They are glad that their children now have new gadgets. They are excited of the improvement of their home. In short, all of their sacrifices pays off for the lifestyle of their left family has changed because of them. Somehow, they found new friends which are also their “kababayans” and enjoyed the scenery and beauty of their new place. They’ve enjoy shopping as well and think what gifts they will bring when they come home. On top of this, they felt good to be called a hero because of the sacrifices they have made.

OFW as they keep pushing


At first it is hard, but with patience and diligence, things will work out well. This is the motivation of an OFW. No Dreams are too hard to reach. Keep on believing, keep on pushing, go an extra mile, and carry an extra load with a cheerful heart. Always think this an opportunity to give the best for your family than feel guilty while you left them. Time will come you will eventually come home but for the moment think why in the first place you choose to work abroad. This can help you to be in the right path and pursue your dream.

The Sadness and Joy of Being an OFW | BayanMall

Why Choose BayanMall Online Shopping?

Why Choose Bayan Mall Online Shopping| BayanMall

In our present time where people shop online, we should be picky in what online store that suits us. Here are some reasons why choose Bayan Mall online shopping:

Bayan Mall Online Shopping

  • SECURED – Normally, when browsing the web, the URLs (web page addresses) begin with the letters “http”.  However, over a secure connection the address displayed should begin with “https” – note the “s” at the end.

Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is the secure version of HTTP, the protocol over which data is sent between your browser and the website that you are connected to. The ‘S’ at the end of HTTPS stands for ‘Secure’. It means all communications between your browser and the website are encrypted. HTTPS is often used to protect highly confidential online transactions like online banking and online shopping order forms.


The encryption within HTTPS is intended to provide benefits like confidentiality, integrity and identity. Your information remains confidential from prying eyes because only your browser and the server can decrypt the traffic. Integrity protects the data from being modified without your knowledge.

  • PERSONALIZE – You can create an account or registered to Bayan Mall Online Shopping. Registration is free. This way you can edit your account information and change your password. You can also modify your address book entries and your wish list. You can view more now on your orders, order history, and even your downloads. Furthermore, you can check your transactions, recurring payments, reward points, and if you like, the newsletter. Of course, you can log-out your account or proceed to shop the products.


  • PATRIOTIC – Bayan Mall primarily aims in helping Filipinos who are living and working abroad in meeting the needs of their family here in the Philippines. This is the first and only company that provides a mall like shopping venue where they can buy groceries or other necessities for their families as if they were here in the Philippines themselves.

One of its mission is to preserve and strengthen Filipino family values by enabling families from all over the world to continue to provide for their families in the Philippines through a complete and convenient online shopping venue for their loved ones. In short, this is for our OFW to reach out and express their love to families they left behind.

variety of products

  • VARIETY – Bayan Mall offers grocery products, non-grocery products, gadgets, appliances, furniture, pastries, fresh meat, rice products, lechon, motorcycles and special treats. Also, the BayanMall allows its customers to choose individual items in various sizes and/or flavors, saving you money and controlling waste.
  • ACCESSIBLE – The customers can pay online purchase through Paypal, Money Remittance, and Bank-to-Bank Transfer.

Items and products offered by Bayan Mall maybe delivered or picked-up  depending on the nature, fragility, category, supplier visibility and availability of these products. Delivery methods maybe by air cargo, sea cargo or land cargo.

Delivery service man with a box in his hands and white delivery car behind him.

  • SUPPORTIVE – Bayan MAll has a live chat and customer support service 24 hours a day, seven (7)days a week. This can help you answer your query and guide you to your needs.

Kababayans, what are you waiting for we encourage you  to try and shop in Bayan Mall online shopping.

Why Choose Bayan Mall Online Shopping  | BayanMall


Apple: The Healthy Fruit

Apple: The Healthy Fruit | BayanMall

an apple a day

Have you heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? How about the proverb, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”? This maxim simply means that eating an apple every day will keep you healthy. Apples are so nutritious that if you eat an apple every day, you will not ever need to go to a doctor. What makes it so valuable and nutritious? What makes it different from other fruits?

Besides the reason it really rhymes with the phrase, apples have properties that no other fruits have and its benefits have been proven over time. What are these properties & benefits?

apple eating

Apples contain Vitamin C, which aids the immune system. It also has phenols that reduce cholesterol. Taking apple reduces tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. There is a quercetin found in apples which protects brain cells against neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease. This quercetin also seems to protect the lining of the blood vessels. In short, it protects our heart from having cardiovascular disease.

The soluble fiber in apples can help prevent cholesterol from building up on artery walls. Apples contain a good amount of potassium, which can be beneficial for those who are watching their blood pressure. Apples are also a low-glycemic food. It helps control your blood sugar and prevents you having a type 2 diabetes.apple fit

Many components of an apple fruit can help prevent certain cancers. They have natural pigments called anthocyanins; phenolic acids including ellagic and ferulic acids; the flavonoids quercetin and rutin; and the antioxidant glutathione.

Apples have boron that supports strong bones and a healthy brain. In addition, apples are rich in a variety of phytonutrients, including vitamins A and E and beta carotene. These compounds fight damage from free radicals and can have a profound effect on health, including reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

aplle doctor

Therefore, apple is a healthy fruit. What are you waiting for, grab and eat an apple. It may not permanently stay you out from a doctor, but surely, it can make you healthy.

Apple: The Healthy Fruit | BayanMall