Live and Be Well with Taiwan Excellence Products

Dec 22, 2017

Rapid technological innovation has paved the way for better healthcare and medical solutions. Older people can move around with ease thanks to e-motors and scooters, people monitor their  physical activity with handy trackers, and surgeons are able to perform more efficient and safer operations with smart surgical solutions. These are just some of the breakthroughs of Taiwan Smart Healthcare products. Bearing the Taiwan Seal of Excellence—a mark accorded only to the highest quality brands— these revolutionary products have guided people toward healthier and safer lives. 

Utilizing 3D and Digital Imaging for Safer Surgeries
In minimally invasive surgery, fewer and smaller incisions are made on the body to lessen post-operative pain, blood loss, and scarring. Thin needles and an endoscope, a tube-shaped instrument with a camera and light, are used to guide the operation. The MonoStereo 3D System converts the 2D video captured by the endoscope into a 3D display on a monitor. Through these images, doctors can get accurate depth feedback in real-time, ensuring surgical precision and faster procedures. Smart Surgical Glasses from Taiwan Main Orthopedics Co. Ltd. allow doctors to plan more accurately prior to surgery. As the surgeon looks at the operative site, 3D images of the patient’s bones and tissues appear on the screen, allowing them to save real-time photos. This can reduce complexity and operation time by up to 30%. An additional benefit to medical staff is less exposure to radiation from X-rays. 

Keeping Sugar Levels in Check
With conditions like diabetes, ongoing monitoring of blood sugar is a necessity. Bionime’s Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems allow diabetics to easily monitor their blood sugar. The GM260 model delivers accurate results in just five seconds, using only a tiny blood sample placed on a test strip. The GM700S and GM700SB work with multiple types of blood samples, and the latter facilitate the transfer immediate transfer of results to smartphone via Bluetooth. The GM720 comes in an all-in-one fashionable case that holds additional strips and lancets.

Movement Anytime, Anywhere
Mobility becomes an issue for many people as they age. The ergonomic design and lightweight frame of Heartway Portable Scooters provide for travelling with comfort and ease. Weighing less than 27 kg, the foldable S19 Scooter Brio can be activated by one hand in seconds and may be stored inside a car trunk with no dismantling required. Powered by a lithium battery, it can travel up to 24km on full charge. The S21 EASY MOVE folds up electronically with a single push of a button, and can go up to 7 miles on a full battery. Both scooters support average weight builds and have easy-to-use controls. 

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About Taiwan Excellence
The symbol of Taiwan Excellence honors Taiwan’s most innovative products, which provide tremendous value to users worldwide. Products bearing this symbol have been selected for specific Taiwan Excellence Awards, based on their excellence in design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is recognized by 100 countries.

Organized by Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT), MOEA
The Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), R.O.C. is responsible for implementing policies and regulations governing foreign trade and economic cooperation. Established in January 1969, the BOFT's role and position have been adapted regularly to meet the needs of the ever-changing international economic and trade environments. BOFT guides and works with the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in numerous promotional trade projects and activities, both internationally and domestically. Having worked closely with TAITRA for several decades, BOFT continues to commission TAITRA for various critical government projects relating to business, trade, and investment, while promoting Taiwan internationally.

Implemented by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
Founded in 1970 to help promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit, quasi-governmental trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwanese businesses and manufacturers in strengthening their international competitiveness and in dealing with the challenges they face in foreign markets. TAITRA boasts a well-coordinated trade promotion and information network of over 1,200 international marketing specialists stationed throughout its Taipei headquarters and 50 overseas offices worldwide. Together with its sister organizations, the Taiwan Trade Center (TTC) and the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC), TAITRA has created a wealth of trade opportunities through effective promotional strategies.

What I Was Like As A Child

Oct 2, 2017

I was a very cute and chubby kid, who likes eating anything that I can have my hands on! I have a picture here to prove how cute I was!
Okay, so I was maybe a year or so here so this picture is antique, circa 1977! I don't think I look like any of my kids though, and that's a good thing! Hahahaha!

My Most Memorable Moment

Oct 1, 2017

Aside from all the wonderful memories of motherhood, my most memorable moment from my childhood was when I received an academic scholarship from St. Paul College of Pasig for my high school education.  I was the only one, among 200 students, to pass the exams from Caritas Manila, and to qualify for the scholarship. Because of that wonderful opportunity (though cut short, but that's another story), I was given a chance to study in one of the best Catholic schools in the country.  It has also given me a solid educational foundation. It has also made me realize the vast gap between the rich and the poor, and though I was literally a charity case in that school, I can choose to be positive about it.  That positivity and optimism has brought me to where I am now. Sad to say though that one of my most memorable moment also brings back one of my saddest moment in life, that early on.  But again, that's another story.

Podium Finisher

Aug 25, 2017

I finished 3rd in URC's 3rd Fun Run for a Healthier Run! This was my second year, winning the 3rd place medal, and teh cash prize of P2,000. Indeed, running has given me a lot of benefits! 
I not only get to run with my family and friends, I also get healthier, and I also get cash! What better way to stay healthy, right? 
So keep on running!

I Just Felt Like Running

Jul 4, 2017

I am not a couch potato (most days). I (think) I live a fairly active lifestyle. I climb mountains, I have a gym membership where I try to go everyday and I am not averse to walking.  But I have this crazy goal of running a marathon before I turn 42.  And this leads me to trying out half marathons in order to prepare myself for a punishing full mary in a year and a half's time.

But, on my third half-mary, I can honestly say that I am enjoying myself, and I can already see changes to my body.  I try to run at least 5 times a week (2 days run then rest and then 2 days run and then rest).  I also try to go to the gym daily for functional training, impact circuit and trx classes. I also see my run time improving.  For my first 21K in October 2016, I did 3:30 then 3:16 on my 2nd last April 2017.  For the third run last June 25 during the Leg 1 of the Run Rio trilogy, my time was 2:55, which is my best PR yet.  I will run the 21K in August, and I hope to finish at 2:30.
Fitness is my motivation for having started running.  I want to be able to live a healthier life and running give me such a good feeling that I feel my body looking forward to it. Just like Forrest Gump, there are days when I just feel like running! And soon, I will be confident enough to register for a full marathon!

Make Brushing More Fun with Minions!

Jun 7, 2017

My kids are no longer babies (not!) and they are do things on their own already.  They are now in their teens, and i don't have to remind them (not all the time, hahaha) to get themselves ready for bed.  But I still can still clearly remember how it was a few years ago when just getting them to brush their teeth was such a pain!  Good thing we made brushing such a fun activity.

Here are some ways how I made it fun for them:
1. Get them nice toothbrushes! When I go to the supermarket, I let them choose their own toothbrush so it doubles as a toy! Something like these Minions toothbrushes will do the trick! You can get these brushes here for you 2-5 years old, and here for your 5-9 years old. 
2. Sing a song.  Either a happy birthday song, or any song will do.  Okay, you can't really sing while brushing your teeth, but you can make noises, hahaha! Or you can do a chant, like Squeeze, Brush and Rinse!

3. Make it into a contest! Dare them to follow the leader, so they mimic what you do, or who can clean their teeth the best.  The kids will get crazy over those.

There are other fun ways to make brushing more fun as long as you let it be an enjoyable activity to look forward to.  

Have fun brushing!

How Have You Changed Over the Years?

Mar 7, 2017

I saw this app on Facebook that shows how much you have changed over the years based on your profile pictures. I got older, but I got prettier, hahahah!

PUP Laboratory High School Entrance Exam Results for SY 2017-2018

Update: Here is the link to the results.

My daughter took the PUP Laboratory High School entrance examination last February 18, 2017 and now, we are waiting for the results.  The results are expected to come out on March 17, 2017. I am a PUP alumni (both undergraduate and MBA), my eldest son also passed the college entrance exam and my middle child is now on his 8th grade in PUP Lab High.  So we are keeping our fingers crossed that the youngest will also pass.  But I am sure that is the sentiment of all parents of more than thousands of examinees!
In the meantime, lets all just keep praying for a very favorable result for all of us!

My 2017 New Year's Resolution

Jan 4, 2017


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