Friday, June 29, 2012

Beat Back-to-School Exam Stress and Anxiety in a Breeze

Yep, it’s back-to-school time and before you know it, you will soon be confronted with every student’s worst nightmare... exams!

You may have a lot of reasons to be stressed out before any type of exam—be it a pop quiz or even an instant recitation. Lack of sleep (because of night-outs with friends, late-night work at the house or noisy neighbors), dealing with personal problems, caring for the little one of the house, medical emergencies: the list goes on and on.

To make it easier for you to face any type of exam, or even those reviewing for their board exams, here are some tips that could help you relieve exam stress and anxiety:

·         Everything you know is already inside your head. Given that you actively participated in your classes, you just need to unlock or refresh the knowledge you have inside your brain.

·         Start early. Your brain won’t absorb all the information you need to answer the exam just by having a tiring all-nighter review session. Give it time, a few weeks before the exam, to remember all the topics and everything else will follow.

·         Organize your review schedule. Prepare an outline of what you’re going to review every day. It would be very helpful to determine the topics for review ahead of time, compared to jumping from one topic to the other. This can avoid more confusion and stress while exam week nears.

·         Get help. There is nothing to be ashamed of and it would be easier for you to understand topics that are giving you a hard time by getting help from someone who really knows. Go ask your instructor or a classmate.

·         Get the right amount of sleep, food and exercise. Your brain is still part of your body and still needs proper nutrition to function well. Lack of these three factors may impede your performance.
Brain food amyone?
Speaking of food—brain food, that is—it’s good to nourish your brain with true brain food like BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken, a food supplement that naturally has ProBeptigen™, an amazing peptide that can help boost the level of serotonin in the brain, known to fight stress, fatigue, and help improve concentration and motivation.

·         Relax before exam day and stay calm. Putting your brain to so much stress could only hamper your performance in the exam. When our mind is stressed it clouds our judgment; but when it is calm, we see things clearer.

·         Reward yourself. Cut yourself some slack and feel free to indulge yourself with other activities after the exam.

You are sure to improve your performance in school and in work, too, plus with proper diet, rest, and regular exercise—of course with once-a-day regular consumption of BRAND'S® Essence of Chicken,  made from fine-quality chicken without any additives, fats and cholesterol, to help keep the brain healthy.

Facing exams may be frightening, but with enough preparation, a clearer mindset and of course, a focused disposition towards school, all the anxiety and unnecessary stress will stop bothering you once you’re back to school to make your school life and exam performance stress and anxiety-free.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shutter Count's July Madness Promo

July is almost here which means:

School has already started.
Money will be tight again.
Photos need to be taken but you don't want to pay insane amount of money for quality photos.

You are just in luck.

From July 1st to July 31st, Shutter Count will be having a promo.
That's right. A July Madness promo!

This month of July, Shutter Count is treating its Facebook fans for an exclusive on location or outdoor-themed photo shoot session with unlimited number of shots for only PhP 1000/hour. 

This 1 or 2-hour on location shoot promo which is inclusive of unlimited raw photos and post-processed photos on DVD that'll be sent to your doorstep after a week, is truly a good deal. 

Strike a pose and experience the fun of a photo shoot session, whether it's a cake smash session, a family pictorial or an all-in-one shoot! With 1-2 hour of photo shoot, you are bound to find more than a handful of pictures to grace your walls and  photo albums.

Why You Should Get It:

Skilled kid-friendly photographers will take your picture and will make your vision come to life.
Enjoy the freedom of shooting at a location of your choice.
Great for family pictures, modelling portfolios, and more.
Receive high-resolution files on DVD so you can make as many prints as you want!
Free delivery of all the shots stored on DVD after a week!

What You Should Know:

The venue for the said photo-shoot will be at a picturesque park or garden that fills backgrounds with colorful foliage like the La Mesa Eco Park, Ninoy Aquino Parks & Wild Life or any prefered location within Metro Manila only. Outdoor shoots make use of natural tones such as the blue sky and green leafy trees. Entrance fee for the chosen venue will be shouldered by the client. Available schedules of the photo shoots are only on weekdays, not valid on weekends. Prenup/engagement shoots are not included. There is no limit on the number of shots taken, so if you and your family wants to try out several themes or concepts, you are free to do so. Just don't forget to bring on the costumes, toys, props and high-fashion pouts! You may bring as many outfit changes as you would like. Since this is an outdoor photo shoot, as frustrating as it may be, the weather doesn't always cooperate so in times of bad weather, we will need to reschedule. Lastly, this promo is until July 31, 2012 only.

You will be working with professional photographers (Shutter Count's main photographers, Benj and Ed. Click this link to know more about them.) who use only the top-of-the-line equipment. They have the sheer talent, mad skills & expertise in providing fun and relaxed photo shoots and portraitures to capture those happy moments, as well as powerful and fun pictures, that you will forever cherish. They are constantly working with families and they have mastered the art of calming babies & toddlers while keeping them still enough to say or even pasteurize cheese. 

So reserve your dates now. Arrange your session with one quick phone call, and let's start getting creative. Call Shutter Count at the following numbers:

0947-4125524 / 0921-3355584 / (02)9191336.

You can also email us at so we can help you in making the concept or theme for the shoot.

Indeed, capturing the precious moments is not a simple combo of fast shutter speeds and wide apertures because it needs a lot of patience, knowledge, mad skills, tremendous passion, impeccable taste, and the right lenses and camera for the shoot.  Shutter Count also offers photo and video packages. Click here to check their rates and packages, as well as samples of video in Vimeo.

Here are some of the pictures from our lovely clients: (Please click the image to view full size.)

WARNING: The following images can cause extreme cases of cuteness overload! :)



My baby girl, Maia! :)
Visit Shutter Count's website or  Shutter Count's Facebook fan page for more updates. Don't miss out! :)