Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Designer's Outfit Dry Cleaning Services

Raspberry offers unparalleled service for your designer couture and high-end garments. With personalized hand care and strict attention to detail; We ensure you’ll always look your best.

When you want the best care for your precious garments ask for Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean. Our best in class care specialist clean and finish garments using specialized cleaning methods to ensure your items received the detailed attention they deserved. Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean Services are custom tailored to your needs, providing the ultimate convenience. 

For schedule pick up you may reach us through our mobile number 0917.447.4068.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tuna Alfredo with Mushroom

It's been awhile since my last post. We were quite busy these days since it's already June and it's time for school. I have been living the life again without a nanny but somehow, I could still manage being a Mompreneur. A lot of people don't know that cooking and housekeeping is really my favorite thing. I love keeping things in order specially at home. So today let me share with you my popular recipe. My very own tuna alfredo with mushroom.

I love this recipe because it is so easy to prepare. So here's our ingredients. Try this and see for yourself.


1 can of jolly mushroom pieces and stems
1/2 kilo pasta angel hair
2 can tuna flakes in oil
2 can all puprpose cream
1/4 teaspoon dry basil leaves 
black pepper
soy sauce
1 pc onion
1 gloves Garlic
grated cheese
olive oil


  1. Heat a cooking pot. Add olive oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add garlic until golden brown then add mushroom and soy sauce.
  3. Set aside garlic and mushroom.
  4. On the same pan add oil and onion.
  5. Add-in tuna and pepper. Add in all purpose cream. Continue stirring until everything is well incorporated.
  6. Put-in the garlic and mushroom and basil leaves . Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Arrange cooked pasta in a serving plate. Top with Tuna Alfredo Sauce.
  8. Serve. Share and enjoy.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Raspberry Laundry & Dry Clean Tagaytay Branch

Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean Services is your premiere wash and fold service provider, offering  pick up and delivery within Tagaytay City!  Our network of laundry professionals will give your clothes the personal care and attention you won’t find anywhere else.
Whether you just don’t have the time, ability, or desire to do your own laundry or you’re a business that doesn't have the capacity to handle your laundry on site, our professionals will meet and exceed your every expectation and make sure your laundry receives the utmost care and attention.

Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean believes in providing the highest quality laundry service available.
For pick up and delivery schedule please call or text us. Our store is open from Monday to Sunday 8 in the morning til 8 in the evening.

Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean Services Tagaytay Branch is strategically located in front of The Lake Hotel at Maharlika East Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. We are located near Petron gasoline station at the second floor of GQ barbershop. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Antibacterial products are no more effective than soap and water, and could be dangerous

The US health regulator has warned that antibacterial chemicals in soaps and body washes may pose health risks.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for a safety review of such products.
It proposed a rule requiring manufacturers to prove such soaps are safe and more effective against infection than plain soap and water.

Recent studies indicate an ingredient in such products could scramble hormone levels and boost drug-proof bacteria.

The proposal rule does not apply to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and products used in healthcare settings.

The FDA announced a bold new position on antibacterial soap: Manufacturers have to show that it's both safe and more effective than simply washing with conventional soap and water, or they have to take it off the shelves in the next few years.
About 75 percent of liquid antibacterial soaps and 30 percent of bars use a chemical called triclosan as an active ingredient. The drug, which was originally used strictly in hospital settings, was adopted by manufacturers of soaps and other home products during the 1990s, eventually ballooning into an industry that's worth an estimated $1 billion. Apart from soap, we've begun putting the chemical in wipes, hand gels, cutting boards, mattress pads and all sorts of home items as we try our best to eradicate any trace of bacteria from our environment.
But triclosan's use in home over-the-counter products was never fully evaluated by the FDA—incredibly, the agency was ordered to produce a set of guidelines for the use of triclosan in home products way back in 1972, but only published its final draft on December 16 of last year. Their report, the product of decades of research, notes that the costs of antibacterial soaps likely outweigh the benefits, and forces manufacturers to prove otherwise.
Bottom line: Manufacturers have until 2016 to do so, or pull their products from the shelves. But we're here to tell you that you probably shouldn't wait that long to stop using antibacterial soaps. Here's our rundown of five reasons why that's the case:
1. Antibacterial soaps are no more effective than conventional soap and water. As mentioned in the announcement, 42 years of FDA research—along with countless independent studies—have produced no evidence that triclosan provides any health benefits as compared to old-fashioned soap.
"I suspect there are a lot of consumers who assume that by using an antibacterial soap product, they are protecting themselves from illness, protecting their families," Sandra Kweder, deputy director of the FDA's drug center, told the AP. "But we don't have any evidence that that is really the case over simple soap and water."
Manufacturers say they do have evidence of triclosan's superior efficacy, but the disagreement stems from the use of different sorts of testing methods. Tests that strictly measure the number of bacteria on a person's hands after use do show that soaps with triclosan kill slightly more bacteria than conventional ones.
But the FDA wants data that show that this translates into an actual clinical benefit, such as reduced infection rates. So far, analyses of the health benefits don't show any evidence that triclosan can reduce the transmission of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections. This might be due to the fact that antibacterial soaps specifically target bacteria, but not the viruses that cause the majority of seasonal colds and flus.
2. Antibacterial soaps have the potential to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The reason that the FDA is making manufacturers prove these products' efficacy is because of a range of possible health risks associated with triclosan, and bacterial resistance is first on the list.
Heavy use of antibiotics can cause resistance, which results from a small subset of a bacteria population with a random mutation that allows it to survive exposure to the chemical. If that chemical is used frequently enough, it'll kill other bacteria, but allow this resistant subset to proliferate. If this happens on a broad enough scale, it can essentially render that chemical useless against the strain of bacteria.
This is currently a huge problem in medicine—the World Health Organization calls it a "threat to global health security." Some bacteria species (most notably, MRSA) have even acquired resistance to several different drugs, complicating efforts to control and treat infections as they spread. Health officials say that further research is needed before we can say that triclosan is fueling resistance, but several studies have hinted at the possibility.
3. The soaps could act as endocrine disruptors.
 A number of studies have found that, in rats, frogs and other animals, triclosan appears to interfere with the body's regulation of thyroid hormone, perhaps because it chemically resembles the hormone closely enough that it can bind to its receptor sites. If this is the case in humans, too, there are worries that it could lead to problems such as infertility, artificially-advanced early puberty, obesity and cancer.

These same effects haven't yet been found in humans, but the FDA calls the animal studies "a concern"—and notes that, given the minimal benefits of long-term triclosan use, it's likely not worth the risk. 

4. The soaps might lead to other health problems, too. 
There's evidence that children with prolonged exposure to triclosan have a higher chance of developing allergies, including peanut allergies and hay fever. Scientists speculate that this could be a result of reduced exposure to bacteria, which could be necessary for proper immune system functioning and development.

Another study found evidence that triclosan interfered with muscle contractions in human cells, as well as muscle activity in live mice and minnows. This is especially concerning given other findings that the chemical can penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream more easily than originally thought. A 2008 survey, for instance, found triclosan in the urine of 75 percent of people tested.

5. Antibacterial soaps are bad for the environment.
 When we use a lot of triclosan in soap, that means a lot of triclosan gets flushed down the drain. Research has shown that small quantities of the chemical can persist after treatment at sewage plants, and as a result, USGS surveys have frequently detected it in streams and other bodies of water. Once in the environment, triclosan can disrupt algae's ability to perform photosynthesis.

The chemical is also fat-soluble—meaning that it builds up in fatty tissues—so scientists are concerned that it can biomagnify, appearing at greater levels in the tissues of animals higher up the food chain, as the triclosan of all the plants and animals below them is concentrated. Evidence of this possibility was turned up in 2009, when surveys of bottlenose dolphins off the coast of South Carolina and Florida found concerning levels of the chemical in their blood.

What Should You Do?

If you're planning on giving up antibacterial soap—like Johnson & Johnson and several other companies have recently done—you have a couple options.

One is a non-antibiotic hand sanitizer which don't contain any triclosan and simply kill both bacteria and viruses with good old-fashioned alcohol. Because the effectiveness of hand-washing depends on how long you wash for, a quick squirt of sanitizer might be more effective when time is limited.

Outside of hospitals, though, they recommends the time-tested advice you probably heard as a child: wash your hands with conventional soap and water. That's because while alcohol from hand sanitizer kills bacteria, it doesn't actually remove dirt or anything else you may have touched. But a simple hand wash should do the trick. The water doesn't need to be hot, and you're best off scrubbing for about 30 seconds to get properly clean.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Raspberry Laundry Tagaytay Branch

Raspberry Laundry and Dry Clean is thinking of expanding our business. We aim to provide quality laundry and professional dry cleaners in the entire Philippines. We are proud to announce our first branch in Mega Manila. We are located just infront of The Lake Hotel near Petron gasoline station in Maharlika East Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.

Raspberry Laundry Tagaytay branch will cater both residential and commercial clients. Watch out for the opening of Raspberry Laundry Tagaytay Branch this May for pick up and delivery service you may contat us through our mobile number 0916.394.1887 or simply visit our website or like our facebook fan page.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Vinegar and Baking Soda Cleaning Solution

I would like to share with you the cleaning power of white vinegar and baking soda that are usually found inside our kitchen. I was always having a hard time or let's say I can't get rid of the smell of chlorine bleach every time I clean our bathroom. I was looking for more practical ways on how to save money and eliminate my intolerance to chemicals so yesterday I tried using the mixture of white vinegar and baking soda to my bathroom tiles. I let the mixture sit for 10 minutes then I scrub it all over the floor. I was amazed and I saw visible results just in minutes.It was great and I am happy with the results plus no foul smell. If you too are looking for more economical and practical ways you may want to try this at home and see for yourself.

Another use of baking powder, I add some to my dirty laundry to eliminate the odor and it also makes my clothes softer once I load them into the washer. Then I would add up vinegar to the final rinse as my alternative instead of using chemical base fabric conditioner. I don't like the soap residue the commercial fabric conditioner leaves in my washer so as much as I could I used white vinegar. No need to worry about the smell after the wash because It is totally fresh and chemical free. You could also add your own scent by using scented oil mixed with white vinegar for your final rinse. 

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The laundry and dry cleaning market is one of the top ten fields for making millionaires (source: Why? Because there will always be dirty clothes – and a market for cleaning them. People pay for convenience. The changing face of the Philippine workplace means there’s now far less time for essential household chores :

  • More women are working full-time – why should they come home after a long day at the office to wash and iron?
  • Domestic help is becoming more difficult to find.
Running a laundry is simply expanding on your usual household chores – no special skills required.

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Friday, February 28, 2014

What does the bible says about money and investing?

Today i would like to share with you the biblical money code.This is not  about getting rich quick but it's not about playing it safe either. This code has been used by successful investment giants including Warren Buffet and John Templeton, to accrue billions. The "Biblical Money Code" guides investors through the confusing attitudes regarding money and wealth by looking at what the Bible actually says about how we are to use the resources we have been given.

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and by craving it, some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains (1 Timothy 6:10).

Money is not evil
The Bible does not say money is evil, but it's the love of money that leads people to make poor investment choices that can lead people into "wealth-stealing investments," or the "fear-and-greed" market cycles that often leave people destitute. The video takes a look at King Solomon and the wisdom found in Proverbs. Those who want to honor God with their money can learn how to become wealthy without falling in love with money. It starts with "looking well" into your investments which is based on Proverbs 14.
People are hungry to learn how to honor God with their money, and the video has gone viral. Not only does it teach Sean's three-prong system for investing, and his "12-12-12 plan for investing" – he does it for free. It's a clear example of his giving to bless others which he also talks about

1.Recognize God's will.
 Recognize that God wants to make you rich (3 John 2, Proverbs 10:22).
 Recognize that Jesus died to make you rich (2 Corinthians 8:9).
 Recognize that God will supply your needs (Philippians 4:19).

2 . Recognize that the number one way to prosperity is that God will lead you so that you must follow your conscience. 
You have fantastic talents and abilities, and God can show you exactly what you must do. You might be laid off but get a raise in your new job. On these occasions God's Spirit gives a witness in your spirit on what career to pursue -- and you can prosper by following your conscience (and leadership of the Holy Spirit). In the times that you have such a witness, get alone and pray seriously each day, for several days before, to be sure that God was witnessing to your conscience. Notice that Abraham obeyed the leading of God in Genesis 12:4. Proverbs 4:23, "Above all things keep your heart [listen to the "small still voice" within you] for out of it are the issues of life." Read Galatians 3:13-14 and Romans 8:16-17.

3. Be a specialist in your career: 
Manage the money you make and learn the investment cycles. Now for the three types of money in the Bible and the three secrets to prosperity: after Abraham followed God (Genesis 12:4), God prospered Abraham in Genesis 13:2 with cattle (his career), silver (the money he made) and gold (investments).

The cattle represents your career and notice that this comes first in The Bible.The secret to your career is to become a specialist. Proverbs 13:15 says that "good understanding gives favor". You must get your college degree and stick with the same career to become a specialist. Proverbs 12:8 says that a man shall be commended for his prudence, not for his hard work. You must learn to "work smarter, not just harder." Notice that in Proverbs 24:27, God wants you to establish your career before you get married. Deuteronomy 8:18, "But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today."

The silver represents managing the money you make and the Bible secret is to live on a budget. Proverbs 21:17 says that "he who loves pleasure will be poor". You must balance your bills with your income. Also use credit wisely because proverbs 22:7 says that "the borrower is slave to the lender".

Next is the gold and this represents an investment. The Bible has a lot to say about investment cycles. Forty years in the Bible is considered to be a generation.For instance, "in the 40th year" (after the exodus) the Israelites entered the promise land (Deut. 1:3).  Moses was 80 years old at the exodus. He had just spent 40 years in the desert, and before that---40 years in Egypt, (Acts 7:23-30). He died in the "the 40th year," (after the exodus, Num. 33:38). Thus, Moses life was divided into 3 equal periods of 40 years.

This formula highlights the creation pattern of the seventh day as set apart as special. Moreover, a period of 40 or 100 years is considered to be a generation in the bible. (The significance of the 100 years appears in the 4th and 5th 'steps'.) The bible frequently mentions 40-year periods. The 40 years the Israelites spent in the wilderness after they came out of Egypt is particularly pertinent to our study. The exodus from Egypt was in 1446 BC. God said that that year was to be the beginning of a new calendar for them, (Ex. 12:2). Events thereafter were dated from the exodus until at least the time of King Solomon. 

For instance, "in the 40th year" (after the exodus) the Israelites entered the promise land (Deut. 1:3).  Moses was 80 years old at the exodus. He had just spent 40 years in the desert, and before that---40 years in Egypt, (Acts 7:23-30). He died in the "the 40th year," (after the exodus, Num. 33:38). Thus, Moses life was divided into 3 equal periods of 40 years. 

King Solomon began to build the temple "in the 480th year" (after the exodus, 1Kg. 6:1). Now, 480 equals 12 x 40 years, or 12 generations. Solomon himself reigned 40 years, as did his father David, and King Saul before him. Many more examples could be given, but the point is this: The ongoing 40-year cycles of the 360-prophetic calendar are clearly found in the bible; and moreover, they begin at the start of a new calendar reference point inaugurated at the exodus, (Ex. 12:2). Even more significantly, the conception/birth of Christ is exactly 36 (6 x 6) generations later, or 36 x 40 years, or 360 x 4. (I.e., from 1446 to 6 BC). Both 36, 4, 360, and 40 are prime calendar numbers. Many more examples could be cited.

4. Associate with people that inspire you and teach you to prosper. 
 It is important to note that Lot who traveled with Abraham also prospered in his career due to the law of association. Lot did not manage the money he made; all of his workers were drunk and fought with Abraham's men, and the two had to go different paths. Lot lost everything in Genesis 19 because Lot did not learn to follow his conscience, be a specialist, manage the money he made nor learn investment cycles. This goes to show that you can be blessed by the law of association but unless one matures spiritually, one will always be driven with circumstances (Abraham ignored circumstances Romans 4:19).

Major verses that show economic and housing cycles in the Bible are Genesis 41, Proverbs 22:2-3, Ecclesiastes 3:2,6 and the Early Church that sold their homes before a huge recession under Claudius Caesar.
Proverbs 22:2-3,

"Rich and poor have this in common:
The Lord is the Maker of them all.
The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty".
Ecclesiastes 3:1,3,6,

"There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away".

5. Review:    
 The three types of money in Abraham's life was the cattle, the silver and the gold. They represent your career, managing the money you make including investments. The ideals are to become a specialist in your career, live on a budget (plan) and investment cycles.

Useful Laundry Tips

Sunday, January 19, 2014

General Fabric Guide

There are basically two kinds of fabric: synthetics are man made and fabrics made from natural fibers like cotton, silk, linen, and wool. This guide covers basic information on how to launder the most common synthetic and natural fiber fabrics.

Acetate- This fabric is synthetic and usually requires dry-cleaning. If the fabric tag says it is washable, wash it in cold water and use only a mild detergent designed for delicate fabrics (like Woolite). Don't soak this fabric and definitely don't wring or twist it. This fabric should be air dried only by laying it out flat on terry cloth towels. Iron it inside out while the garment is still damp.
Acrylic- This is a man-made fabric that resembles wool. Usually, it can be dry cleaned, hand-washed, or machine washed using warm water on the delicate setting. Acrylic likes to "pill" which means it will develop tiny little balls of fabric. To avoid pills, wash the garment inside out. After washing, gently squeeze water from the fabric, then gently shake it to smooth it. Lay sweaters on a terry cloth towel on a flat surface to dry. Acrylic garments other than sweaters can be hung on rust proof hangers. If the care label allows machine drying, use a low temperature and remove the garment as soon as it's dry.
Cotton- This is a natural fiber fabric that is made from cotton plants. Cotton tends to wrinkle easily, lose its color (called bleeding in wash-woman lingo) in the water, and it also shrinks. Cotton garments should always be washed in cold water unless they say "pre-shrunk" on the packaging when you buy it, otherwise, it will come out of the washer Lilliputian-ized. Make sure to wash these garments with similar colors. Use chlorine bleach on white cottons and color safe bleach on colorized cotton. The dryer setting for 100 percent cotton should very low.
Cotton Blends-Many manufacturers blend the cotton with some other material to make it more wrinkle resistant. Cotton blends should be washed and dried on the permanent press cycle, keeping similar colors together. Cotton blends may develop pills, so turn them inside out to avoid this.
Linen-This fabric is similar to cotton, but isn't quite as durable. Before washing colored linen, remember that, like cotton, it also will not hold dye well, so you will want to test it for colorfastness before washing and definitely wash it separately or with like colors. Linen is often blended with other fabrics to make it more stain and wrinkle resistant.
Nylon- This fabric is a strong synthetic material that is very lightweight. Nylon should be hand or machine washed on the gentle cycle and only with similarly colored garments and fibers. Nylon is famous for attracting static electricity, so use a fabric sheet if you machine dry and a fabric softener in the rinse cycle if you air dry.
Polyester (and polyester blends)- Is a synthetic fabric that is resistant to wrinkles and shrinking, but it does tend to "pill," and it also stains easily. Turning it inside out before washing will help with this. Most of the time, the care label will call for hand or machine washing using the gentle cycle. Dry these garments using the dryer's lowest setting or air dry using rust free hangers.
Rayon- This is a lightweight fabric that is prone to wrinkling. Most often, the care label will recommend that the garment be drycleaned. If it allows machine washing, be sure to use the gentle setting and air dry all garments except sweaters which should lay flat to dry. Be sure and use rust free hangers.
Silk- Surprisingly, silk is one of sturdiest of the natural fibers. It is often labeled for dry-cleaning, because silk dyes tend to bleed. Depending on the color, some silk items will be hand or machine washable on the gentle cycle. Use a very mild soap, like Woolite, always air dry, and NEVER use bleach on silk.
Spandex(aka Lycra)- Spandex is a fabric that has an elastic quality, which is why it is often used for bathing suits, underwear, sportswear --- anything physical. Most of the time the care label on Spandex will call for hand or machine washing using the gentle cycle, and you should always use a mild detergent. Spandex garments should be drip-dryed or dried using your dryer's lowest setting. NEVER use chlorine bleach products on spandex.
Triacetate- This is a shrink resistant, easy care fabric that hardly needs touch up ironing. Most often it is used on pleated sportswear (like tennis skirts) and other pleated items. All pleated triacetate items are usually handwashed, non-pleated can usually be machine washed.
Wool- This is a great natural fiber that resists water and stains. All wool garments can be drycleaned. If your care label says machine washable, make sure to turn the garment inside out and use only mild soap and cold water. Never wring out a wool item. Instead, lay it out on a terrycloth towel then roll it up in the towel. Then unroll the towel and lay the garment and towel on a flat surface to dry. Machine washable wool should be washed on the gentle cycle with a mild detergent and layed flat to dry.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Practical Gift Ideas

It so nice to be back after a long vacation. I was quite busy this holiday season managing the laundry business while attending to my family needs and wrapping of gifts to cooking for the feast. Today I would like to share with you some practical gifts for every occasion.
Since I was so busy to do shopping and I want my gifts to have a personal touch. I decided to give away some of my favorite soap products.

Strawberry Hand Soap by: Raspberry 

Pineapple Burst Liquid Dishwashing by: Raspberry

Mandarin Orange Liquid Dishwashing by: Raspberry

Fabric Conditioner by: Raspberry