Sunday, February 7, 2016

P25 Pancake Promotion for IHOP Philippines' 3rd Anniversary!

Photo grabbed from IHOP Facebook

        I can't believe it's already been 3 years since IHOP Philippines first opened. Time does fly by so fast. And as a Thank You to us Filipinos for our love for their delicious pancakes, they're holding an anniversary surprise: The P25 Pancake Promotion!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

4 Reasons How Hot Wheels Makes It Epic!

Hot Wheels Make It Epic

        When I hear Hot Wheels, my mind immediately thinks of my 3 nephews who love collecting Hot Wheels. Every Christmas, that's basically all that's in their wish list. Not kidding! And I can't really blame them. They're tiny cars that look super cool and look almost real with its fine details and shiny car paint coating.

        Hot Wheels is a toy that's been around ever since I could remember. 40 years to be exact. And this time, Hot Wheels is making an exciting turn towards making Hot Wheels even more epic!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Move, Refuel and Recover with EDSA Shangri-La's Health Club

EDSA Shangri-La Health club

        I am not a gym rat or a health buff or anything like that. But because no one is getting any younger, I admit that once in a while I know I have to do some exercise not just to get fit but to stay healthy in general. I actually enjoy doing home exercises with my exercise videos, especially Hip-hop Abs. But most people, (and I don't blame them), get more motivated to work out when they join groups. And that's why I'm sharing this piece of good news that's will really excite gym goers! And this great news is coming from EDSA Shangri-La Manila!

        In a great effort to promote fitness and wellness, EDSA Shangri-La Manila launches a unique Health Club concept. It's the “Move, Refuel and Recover” concept, wherein state-of-the-art fitness programs are merged with healthy food selections, and with the overall wellness expertise that CHI, The Spa, is known for.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

La Buona Cucina Italiana at Seda Hotel BGC


        It was such excellent timing that I got the pleasure to try an amazing Italian Apericena buffet the other day just when I was badly craving for a risotto from watching Hell's Kitchen the night before. And I was extra lucky to be tasting regional dishes created by a multi-awarded Italian Chef, Chef Salvatore de Vincentis. And lucky for us all, he will be serving as an informal ambassador of the country’s cuisine during a two-month promotional series at Seda hotels throughout the country called La Buona Cucina Italiana.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Busy Moms and all Women Deserve #LUXNights! (And a GIVEAWAY!)

        Being a woman can be exhausting in so many ways. If you work in a office, the stress at work plus the every day commute can be daunting. At the same time, if you're a busy stay-at-home mom who manages the household, manages the kids, manages the kitchen, and pretty much everything else that falls in the family category, with no break or vacation, that can get really overwhelming too. Exhausting physically and emotionally. But I can safely say that it's hard to complain because if you're a working mom or a stay-at-home-mom, I know we do it all out of love.

        But this doesn't mean we do not need to unwind. And sometimes, a very nice relaxing and luxurious bath is all it takes! Imagine a refreshing and sensual bath accompanied with a pleasing fragrance by Perfume Experts from New York, London and Paris. All this is possible with LUX Perfumed Bar Soap and Body Wash Collection! With 4 pleasurable fragrances to choose from: Magical Spell, Soft Touch, White Impress and Love Forever. With these pleasing aromas, you can treat yourself every night with #LUXNights!

Staying Up Late Sucks

Puyat ng puyat... 

Tapos pag nag break out nanaman ang pimples, mag rereklamo. 

        This is me scolding myself at 1:13am as I type this quick post. Staying up late at night can be mentally exhausting because with the quiet setting (except for my husband's snore), all I seem to hear are my thoughts. Random thoughts about life. Like now, I'm again focusing on the fact that (and I've never really said this out loud before) that I don't know what I really want to do with in life. 

        When I was working, all I wanted to do was quit and stay at home and take care of the household and of course our daughter Rain. I'm living that dream now. And it's been great! But now that Rain started school, and that its been a bit easier to take care of her (because she already knows how not to bump her head accidentally or to only put food in her mouth), I'm starting to miss that feeling of sitting at my own office desk, and quite frankly I really also miss having a monthly salary. I want to have something I can call mine, and something I enjoy doing. I envy my husband sometimes because no matter how crazy his deadlines can be with his web series and the food blog, he seems to be fine with it because that's what he loves to do. 

        I took up Mass Communications in college because I've always enjoyed doing projects that involved videos. Back in high school, my cousins and I would shoot mini TV shows at home, like a low budget cooking show with a really crappy  dish, (and a kalamansi as garnish), or an overly dramatic telenovela with a pointless plot with a Spanish title just because Spanish telenovelas were a hit back then.  (disclaimer, we're not that crappy. We just really wanted it to be sarcastic and funny) Then I would add OBBs the hard way by using a PowerPoint, and shooting the computer monitor as I play the PowerPoint presentation with my video camera, while playing a dramatic music in the background. (talk about manual!) I have to find that tape again!

But anyway, after I graduated and experienced X number of years working in either production or events, I realized it was not for me. I got burnt out quickly what with all the overnight work and the fact that there are no room for mistakes because the show/event is live, until I got to the point that all I wanted an easy 9-5pm job instead. 

        Fast forward to today. My point is that life doesn't always turn out the way you planned it. And that the grass will always greener on the other side of the fence until I find something that I really enjoy doing. I mean I love being a hands-on mom, really. It's the hardest but most fulfilling job in the world. And I will keep doing it. But let's face it, Rain's not going to be a kid forever. And pretty soon I will need to search for work. When that time comes, what will I be doing? It has to be a job that I will enjoy doing regardless of how challenging it can become.

        I've been trying to figure out what it could be. Until now, I have no answer. 

        1:41 AM. Damn you insomnia for making me overthink! And for making me crave for food that's not accessible to me right now. Where the hell is Mr. Sandman? My mind is exhausted. So much for my "quick post".

Staying up late sucks. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mad for Wagyu at EDSA Shangri-La's HEAT!

        I think I can safely say that everyone enjoys eating in buffets. Our family in particular. Seeing a huge spread of different cuisines that you can get as many times as you want can be overwhelming, More so when the buffet theme is WAGYU! This is not a fantasy that I'm making up. This is REAL! And you can experience it every Saturday Dinner for the whole year of 2016 only at EDSA Shangri-La's HEAT!

Mad for Wagyu

        For P2,415 nett, indulge yourself in a buffet with varieties of Wagyu recipes with MAD FOR WAGYU! This is like the Disneyland of Wagyu meat, I'm telling you!