Millions of smiles saved with Shield this world oral health day

If there’s any doctor whom I don’t want to go to, it has to be a dentist. Dreaded root canals and the painful grindings whenever you get a toothache.. Ufff. I don’t want to reimagine the wisdom toothache and the root canal pain. No. Not again. Now I definitely know how important it is to take care of your oral health to avoid such dental problems. 

Thanks to Shield Pakistan’s countrywide #ShieldYourSmile activity that I gotta know that there’s actually a day of celebration- WOHD (World Oral Health Day) every year to raise awareness about the importance of brushing and flossing. To make the most of the occasion Shield Pakistan has made it possible for millions of people across Pakistan at 47 Dental institutions to get Free dental checkups and oral health awareness. The best part kf the activity was that it was very well organized and even better executed. 

Also, the Facebook page of shield Pakistan put up some useful info regarding the importance of brushing and I must say I’ve learned a lot. Here’s some of the reasons to shield your smile. 

  • Oral health is extremely important and getting regular professional checkup will help remove plaque, tartar and staining of teeth.
  • Brushing 3 times a day for atleast 3 minutes should be made a habit.
  • Flossing is as important as brushing. If you avoid it then your oral health is at risk as flossing contributes towards 35% of brushing and cleaning teeth.
  • Prevention is better than cure. So it is better to adapt healthy oral care activities before getting into the mess of toothaches.
  • Of course you’ll be more lovable with fresh breath. Don’t get others awkward in your company. 
  • Toothpaste contains minerals which helps teeth shine and stay healthy for a longer time. 

Do yourself a favor by adapting better oral health care habits and don’t forget to thanks shield for making you realize how important it is to brush and take care of your smile. Shield it now. 

#YaYvoTech sale is #UpgradingPakistan to celebrate Pakistan Day

If there’s anything that being a woman I can’t resist, it has to be sales and discount offers. This time it is a refreshing change from E-commerce giant Yayvo to come up with Upgrade themed offers like they’re offering such huge discounts that you should consider upgrading your semi automatic machine to automatic one. Who doesn’t want to upgrade their gadgets? And what better time then to avail huge discount offers. #UpgradingPakistan – This is what Yayvo.com is aiming with Pakistan day sales offers on the most popular tech items like smartphones, gaming consoles, home appliances and computer accessories. Upto 70% off sale has been made simply irresistible with payment partners like easypaisa and credit cards.

While browsing through the Yayvo tech sale I came across so many useful gadgets and home appliances at unbelievable prices that I actually wanted to upgrade all of my belongings. The most important ones being the digital camera to DSLR camera  and some car accessories to charge my smartphone wirelessly while traveling with kids. There’s a road trip to Northern areas that we’ve planned for coming month. Perfect time to get useful stuff for my 2 weeks long Road trip. 

Apart from the tech stuff for #UpgradingPakistan tour I would definitely like to upgrade my kitchen with the ultimate technology helper. The Roti Maker – been searching for it for a long time now and I guess this is the perfect time to get this useful machine. What say? 

After getting an upgraded Tawa, I think it is a good time to say bye to my semi automatic washing machine. Time to upgrade it with an automatic one. Let’s see if it falls in my budget or not. 

I hope you also have a great buying spree during Yayvo Tech sale which definitely is upgrading Pakistan. Do share what you got from the Tech sale. 

#BreakTheNorm – Stay at Home Moms Vs Working Moms

Women’s day is all about celebrating women around the world and raising awareness about their rights in man’s world. This year it was quite a stir about stay at home moms vs working moms after Filmstar Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajpoot spoke about her being a proud stay at home mom while choosing to judge working moms. This international women’s day on Pakistani Twitter (apart from this Saas bahu type discussion of working Vs homemakers) was all about courageous women who have proved their matel in every walk of life. 

Gosh Pakistan, a Copenhagen based cosmetic company decided to honor such brave women from every walk of life this women’s day and got noticed. It is not easy to be a women in man’s world and definitely an achievement to be at the top of your field. No matter how many times she has to break the norm of being a girl, she is there to achieve whatever she dreams about. Good to see such encouragement and celebration from brands. #BreakTheNorm hashtag made me share my story too which a lot of people got inspired by. It was my honest tale about marriage, work and having kids. I kinda find myself relating to Mira Rajpoot as well as the other mommies around. 

Mira Rajpoot, being completely an outsider to bollywood might not know how to be politically correct like her husband but her choice of words at public forums has sparked outrage often. Being a stay at home mom myself I can relate to her sentiments but then I work (freelance) too. That makes me understand the perspective of both working as well as homemaker women.

I would like to give Mira some linenacy as her intentions might not be derogatory towards working moms but her statement reflects otherwise. Being a star wife and choosing to be a mom at such young age is her choice and she’s happy with her role. I hope in future she realizes that her statements has a mass reach and she should be respectful to other women.

In response to her sentiments there was an open letter written by three working moms explaining their struggles to raise kids as well earn for themselves. The points were extremely valid but was it an effort to demean the stature of stay at home moms? I felt like it was written in a way to portray that working moms are superior to stay at home moms because they have to battle it out more. Then again it is a matter of choice.

Moms are brave, bold and powerful. If they chose to stay at home or work, let them be. Being a women we should support and encourage moms in every possible way. 

I choose to stay at home but I am earning through my freelance work projects too, which allows me to be with the kids most of the time. They’re so young to take care of themselves and I chose to be with them. Whenever I have to go out for any event or any assignment I make sure that the kids stay with their father. It is a constant juggling between the roles but I am trying to manage it. I don’t compare my choices with any other women rather I try to break the norm for myself and excel in doing what I love to do. Between kids and job it is like a demotional experience for mommies. (Shahrukh Khan coined the term demotional which means to be detached and yet emotional about someone). 

Embrace every role in your life with dignity. Be the women who support other women rather than being the one who pull others down. It needs a lot of courage to pursue your dreams, don’t let your gender be a reason not to do so. 

Nokia 3310 is back with a series of Nokia Android smartphones at WMC 2017

I can’t wait to experience the iconic Nokia 3310 again after so long *gets emotional*. That snake game was addictive and it is back with a bang. HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today unveiled a new generation of Nokia smartphones, setting a new standard in design, quality and user experience throughout the range. The highly anticipated global portfolio features three new smartphones;

  • Nokia 6, delivering performance and immersive entertainment in a premium and extremely robust design; 
  • Nokia 5, an elegant smartphone that fits perfectly in your hand; and 
  • Nokia 3, which delivers an unprecedented quality at an affordable price point.

    The new range of Nokia smartphones all run Android™ Nougat and offer a pure, secure and up to date experience. The Nokia smartphone range will all feature Google Assistant, a first outside of Google branded devices.  Today also sees the return of a modern classic – the iconic Nokia 3310, reborn with a modern twist on design. 

    It was also announced that the world-renowned game Snake will be snaking its way back into people’s hearts with a new version available to play on Messenger, part of Facebook’s Instant Games cross platform experience. The new free Snake game is designed to be played with groups of friends making it even more playable than the first time around.  


    World Mobile Congress 2017 Nokia Announcements:

    Nokia 6 is going global – combining superior craftsmanship and distinctive design with immersive audio and an impressive bright and colourful 5.5” full HD screen, the Nokia 6 delivers a truly premium smartphone experience. The unibody of the Nokia 6 is crafted from a single block of 6000 series aluminium. The smart audio amplifier with dual speakers allow consumers to experience a deeper bass and unmatched clarity, whilst Dolby Atmos® delivers an engaging entertainment experience. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 6 will retail at an average global retail price of €229.

    Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition – celebrating the worldwide Nokia 6 portfolio is the Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition. With 64GB storage and 4GB RAM, this special edition combines the best features of the Nokia 6 family in a stunning black high gloss package and will retail at an average global retail price of €299.

    Nokia 5 – a sleek and compact smartphone that nestles in your hand. The Nokia 5 has been precision engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5.2” IPS HD display. Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 430 mobile platform and the Qualcomm® Adreno™ 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail and the quality of a high-end flagship to everyone. Available in four colours Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper. The Nokia 5 will retail at an average global retail price of €189.

    Nokia 3 – a stunning new smartphone designed to deliver an outstanding experience with unprecedented value.  With a precision machined aluminium frame forged out of a single piece of aluminium, a sculpted Corning® Gorilla® Glass laminated 5” display and seamlessly integrated 8MP wide aperture cameras (front and back), the Nokia 3 packs a truly premium quality smartphone experience into its compact and elegant form. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White – the Nokia 3 will retail at an average global retail price of €139. 

    The big Reveal:

    Nokia 3310- a modern classic reborn. Thin, light and incredibly durable, the Nokia 3310 is a head turning modern twist on one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. Boasting an incredible 22-hour talk-time and month long stand-by, the Nokia 3310’s fresh, colourful, modern design brings it bang up to date. The Nokia 3310 is available in four distinctive colours – Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49. 

    Accessories – also introduced was a portfolio of Nokia Accessories that follows iconic design philosophy. As perfect companions to these smartphones, the full Nokia Accessories portfolio includes a range of headsets, portable and Bluetooth speakers, in-car chargers, cases and screen protectors

    Arto Nummela, CEO of HMD Global, said: 

    “Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter. Today’s consumers are more discerning and demanding than ever before and for us they will always come first. Our efforts in bringing together world class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul, delivering the very best experience to everyone.”

    Florian Seiche, President of HMD Global, said:

    “Strategic and meaningful partnerships are essential to our success, both for the products and manufacturing. Equally we are committed to building the right kind of partnerships at a market level so we can reach and service all of our fans. The encouragement, support and excitement we have felt from the operators and retailers we’ve met globally so far has been humbling. The excitement and anticipation for our first global family of smartphones has been tremendous, and we’re delighted to offer fans the ability to register their interest for the new range at nokia.com/phones.”

    Pekka Rantala, Chief Marketing Officer of HMD Global, said: 

    “Consumers today are seeking relationships with brands that they can trust. The Nokia brand has over 150 years of heritage giving it an authentic, differentiating experience which we are proud to introduce to a new generation of fans.  Our new Android Nokia smartphone portfolio, together with the return of the iconic Nokia 3310, is a real statement of our ambition and commitment to honouring the hallmarks of a true Nokia phone experience.”

    Brad Rodrigues, interim President of Nokia Technologies, said:

    “What HMD has created is remarkable. We’re excited to see the launch of a new family of smartphones, built to the standards that Nokia is known for. We believe that their strong design and quality will appeal to Nokia fans around the world, and the return of the Nokia 3310 has us smiling too!” 

    Enrico Salvatori, SVP and President, Qualcomm EMEA said: 

    We are pleased to have collaborated with HMD on the Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 and look forward to working closely with them on future devices. The Nokia brand has a rich heritage in advancing mobile technology and to see new Nokia smartphones on sale is a welcome sight.  Both devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 mobile platform which offers a rich feature set for smartphones: integrated X6 LTE, cutting-edge camera technology with dual-Image signal processors, next-generation Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU all means Snapdragon 430 supports fast downloads and uploads, stunning graphics and photos with battery life to spare.”

    The new portfolio of Nokia smartphones and feature phones is on display at Mobile World Congress.  Local availability will be announced in markets in Q2 2017. To get hands-on with the full range of Nokia phones, visit HMD at the Nokia stand (Hall 3, stand 3A). 

    Register on nokia.com/phones for more information.

    PS: All phones launched will be available in single SIM and dual SIM variants.
    These are global average estimated retail prices and local prices will vary depending on duties, taxes and currency exchange rates.
    All products will be available in Q2, 2017 in APAC, India, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

    I got my Australian #PassportToFlavor 

    If you were given choice to chose between going to China, Italy or Australia(based on the food choices primarily), where would you like to go? I am sure that’s difficult to decide but I am a bit biased towards Australia when it comes to food. Blame thy Masterchef Australia maybe. All I need now is Passport to Flavor which is right here in my hands. 

    Yes!! You can have your own passport to Flavor to travel to your dream foodie destination for free. Read that right. Lays packs are now your passport. 

    Lays Pakistan and their campaigns always get the maximum fan engagements through lucky draw announcements and huge giveaways. With Passport to Flavor this time it is no less than a feat. Lays Pakistan has introduced 3 limited edition flavors namely, 

    1. Australian BBQ (the best) 
    2. Chinese Szechuan (V spicy) 
    3. Italian Pizza ( haven’t tried yet)

    The packs can be your passport to land in either China, Italy or Australia. All you have to do is Vote and win. SMS the name of your favorite flavor to 9005 and you might get a trip to your favorite foodie destination. 

    What are you waiting for? Australia here I come coz I love your fancy food. 

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