Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SM SEASIDE CITY CEBU IS NOW OPEN!

SM Seaside City Cebu


        Awesome news for Cebuanos! SM Seaside City Cebu is now open! It just opened last Friday, November 27 2015! This amazing new mall is is located on the waterfront of the brand new South Road Properties development. This is an amazing great addition to the second largest city and a major tourist center in the Philippines.


The VIP Wallet for Men: MeetBoy


VIP Wallet

        Remember that VIP wallet I wrote about here a few days back? Well, even though I said the black one looks perfect for men as well, turns out there is a VIP wallet for men as well! Presenting MEETBOY! The lifestyle brand for new breed of boys!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Get Ready for F1 Hotel Manila's Yuletide Offers!

F1 Hotel Manila

        Holidays are here! And one of our favorite hotels in the Metro has prepared great Yuletide packages for the Christmas season that will save moms from the stress of Christmas dinner preparations. I'm sure you would like to just relax and have the very courteous F1 staff serve delicious food for you and your family!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Crayola Color ALIVE!

        Ever since I saw Crayola Color ALIVE on YouTube, I've been on the search for this awesome Crayola coloring book. My mind was blown the first time I watched it. And I just knew I had to have one! I mean RAIN had to have one. (Ahahaha)

        Watch our video to really see how cool this coloring book is! It's the coloring book of the future!


         As you can see from the video, after you color the image, you scan it with the app, and it suddenly becomes 4 dimensional! It comes alive! You can move the camera around and see the image as if it's really standing on top of the coloring book, moving, in the exact same colors as you colored it! It even has sounds! So amazing! You literally color your characters to life!

        I was able to buy it in Toy Kingdom, SM Aura for P499 and it already comes with 6 pcs of Crayolas. They currently only have the Enchanted Forrest and Barbie. But other coloring books are Skylander, Mythical Creatures, Monster High, and Minions!

        If you want to test it, you can download a Free Trial Page from the Crayola Alive Website.

Hope you enjoyed our video! :-)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Japan Chronicles: Mt. Fuji - Hakone Tour

5th station, Mt. Fuji

       I was going to make just one Japan post but the photos are just too many and I couldn't help but share my stories for each of the places we did there! So here's my blog post for our Mt. Fuji - Hakone Tour! This was our first tour in Japan.

        First stop - MT. FUJI 5TH STATION. Before going to the 5th station itself, we stopped by this gift shop where you can buy souvenirs. We didn't stay long. We took this photo at the 2nd floor balcony because it was just so beautiful that we couldn't resist it! Then hurried back to the bus to go to station 5.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Japan Chronicles: Royal Park Hotel The Shiodome, Tokyo

Japan

        A looooooooong overdue post. One year delayed to be exact. It's just that we enjoyed Japan so much that it was a bit too overwhelming for me to write about it. I didn't know how to start it. There were too many photos. So I've decided to make a photo blog post instead :-) And then I started doing the post, but couldn't stop telling stories and backstories. So I've decided to just make a series of Japan posts. So here's my first installment!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Gift Idea for VIPs!

VIP Checkbook wallet

        Christmas is only a few days away. And if you're like me, you probably haven't done your Christmas shopping yet. But the hart part is not just the actually shopping but the thinking-of-what-to-get-them part that can be challenging. Especially when it comes to someone that you think already has everything.

        We all have that one friend or relative that we think already has everything that they want. Someone that is their own boss. Probably your parent or your aunt or even your boss. It's always quite challenging to give them a present they would use. Well, I'm happy to say that I think I may have found the perfect gift for them!

The VIP Wallet from whatagirlneeds.com.ph!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Enjoy Fast and Free Public WiFi in Serendra by GlobeGoWiFi!

GlobeGoWiFi


Do you frequently hang out at Serendra?  If you do, do me a favor and try this:
  • Go to your wifi settings. Connect to GlobeGoWifi.
  • Open your phone's browser and you will be directed to a Globe welcome page
  • Enter your Globe mobile number
  • You will receive a verification code via SMS. Then enter the code in the portal to complete the registration
  • What happens next? FREE ONE HOUR INTERNET!!!
It's super fast public internet in Serendra! The Globe's GlobeGoWiFi!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

What Makes Snow Skin Whitening Lotion and Cream Special?

Snow Skin Whitening Lotion and Cream


        I'm approaching mid 30s. Ugh. And I have to admit I'm scared of growing old. Getting wrinkles. You name it. That's why I take advantage of using products that I feel could help my skin. And I don't exactly have the best skin, as I've said time and time again. Heck I even use a beauty app sometimes just to be able to post a certain selfie. And in today's generation, we're lucky to have products easily available to us that have certain elements that help keep our skin healthy and young looking.

        Thanks to Vida Nutriscience for constantly coming up with products that keep up with our skin needs. After SnowCaps, MySlim, and Snow Whitening Soap, comes Snow Skin Whitening Lotion and cream! It's got 7 actives that makes it so special. See how!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Sarah Geronimo's New Mobile Game: Sarah G Popster!

Sarah G Popster mobile game

        If there's one thing I noticed, it's that Sarah Geronimo has an amazing and loyal fan base. I've seen this first hand with the number of retweets I saw of our tweets that evening. So it's nice to know that Sarah will have a new way to connect with her new mobile game Sarah G Popsters!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fair and Firm Skin with NIVEA!

NIVEA Deodorants Whitening Range

        Women nowadays are lucky because of the grooming choices we have in the supermarket to make ourselves feel more confident. And one of the problems of women underarms. Men don't have this problem because they don't shave. But women unfortunately are frowned upon when we have hair sticking out of our underarms. It just doesn't look good. So we have to shave. Unfortunately, shaving the underarms or plucking can cause the underarm skin to darken and get damaged.

        But since there are so many choices, you have to choose the right one that fits you. Choosing goes beyond the scent and packaging. It actually all depends on how you take care of your underarms. Like how you groom it, and what your underarm goal would be. Thankfully, we have our work cut out for us as NIVEA teaches us how to determine the right deodorant for us.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tree

Climbing trees


        The other day, Rain, our kasambahays and I were getting some fresh air outside the house, by the aratilis tree. It was short enough to climb. So she climbed it with her yaya. (Technically, this is her first time to climb a tree so I thought it would be nice to take a photo of).

        Anyway, then she started picking out the small leaves by the branches one by one. I didn't want her to get used to picking leaves and flowers because she might do it to the other neighbors' plants. So I told her...

Me: Rain, don't pick out the leaves! The tree is hurting! It's saying "Ouch Rain! That hurts!"

Rain pauses for a while, looks at me with a blank stare on her face..

Rain: Tree don't have mouth.   

        Oo nga naman. Serves mama right for being overly dramatic! This used to be easier. Mahirap na utuin!




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Lola Cafe+Bar's New Menu!


Lola Cafe QC

        A few weeks ago, Richie came home raving about this restaurant he tried in Quezon City. He couldn't stop telling me all about the dishes he tried there. It was this place in Sct. Lozano QC called Lola Cafe+Bar with their new menu by Executive Chef Jonvic Mangibin . Intrigued, I went with him to try it for myself and found out he was right! The dishes there are really rave-worthy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wonderfilled: OREO Spreads the Spirit of Sharing

OREO Wonderfilled

        Last weekend, I attended OREO's very first activation event in Glorietta. And I say this whole hardheartedly that it is one experience that I will never forget! A truly #wonderfilled event that was more than just promoting the brand. It was about promoting the great value of SHARING.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

6 Reasons Why I Recommend ASUS ZenPower

ASUS ZenPower Gold

        Let's face it. In the world of Smartphones, and with our everyday tasks highly dependent on smartphones, we need a phone with a long life battery. But even if you have a long battery life, if you use your phone like there's no tomorrow, constantly checking your phone even if you don't have new notifications, you're sure to finish off your phone's battery before the day ends. Or in my case, constantly using my phone's data to connect to the net to check my little Rainbow through the Baby Vision cam to see how she's doing when I'm not at home.

        So what happens when you have an emergency? (tan tan taaaaan...) That's why if you ask me, having a powerbank for your phone is like bringing a jug of water when you go running. Once you realize you've left that bottle of water at home, you feel unarmed.

        So if you currently don't have a powerbank, I suggest you buy now. But when you buy, you have to make sure it's of a trusted brand. Because there are a lot of generic ones out there in bazaars and stuff but because of their poor quality, it may not last very long, or worse, it may malfunction and cause scary accidents. God forbid! One brand that I would definitely recommend is the ASUS ZenPower. Why? Here are the simple reasons...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Bo's Coffee's 2016 Planner is More Than Just a Journal!

        With all the stress that comes in the way of office work and parenting, it's very easy to lose ourselves in the middle of all the chaos. That it comes to a point where we sometimes forget to take a moment to just stop and do something that exercises the creative side of our brain. I honestly can't remember the last time I really did something artsy, like coloring, until my little Rainbow asked me to draw something for her with her crayons. I almost forgot the joy that coloring brings! I guess that's why those adult coloring books have become a thing now.

Bo's Coffee 2016 Planner
Bo's Coffee CEO Steve D. Benitez
        But Bo's Coffee, a believer in the Filipino's homegrown talent, brilliantly thought of remedying that by collaborating with Filipino creatives Works of Heart Jayneil Padilla (winner of Bo's Coffee's Sketch Your Homegrown Pride contest), IGers Manila (An organization for visual storytelling through mobile photography), and Vicente Navarro (Coffee Artist who has done exhibits locally and abroad) to create Start: A Creative Journal! It's a journal that you can draw on inside and out! This showcases local artworks in typography, mobile photography, sketching, and even coffee painting!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Dove Deo Getaway: Trip for 2 to Maldives!

Dove Deodorant

        It's nice to know that there's a deodorant that doesn't only deodorize your underarms but also helps take care of your skin. Especially with all the shaving and plucking we do to make it look clean and smooth. And that's Dove Deodorant! And because it's Dove, you know you're really in the most gentle care because its got 1/4 moisturizing cream which helps make underarms smoother. Dove is the most recommended deodorant by dermatologists, as certified during a 2015 Philippine Dermatological Society convention survey. It's THAT gentle on the skin. That being said, Dove Deo is really a must-have on your travel check list, no matter what the season.


#DoveDeoGetaway

        Segue to our stressful lives. With all the stress we moms and all women experience everyday, it's wise and healthy to take a break once in a while and just relaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaax....

Well, wish granted by Dove!!! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Start Creating Barista-Like Coffee with Nescafe Red Mug!

Nescafe Red Mug Coffee Machine

        You guys have probably seen this gorgeous shiny sleek red machine being posted around social media. This is real! And it's one of the best and most easy to use machine that is so simple and easy to use but creates amazing and impressive cups of coffee in under 5 minutes! It's the Nescafe Red Mug Coffee Machine!

        You might be thinking... "It's a coffee machine. Big deal". The big deal is this is a much more simple machine yet it creates barista-like drinks. Cappuccino (with the foam and all!), a beautifully layered latte, Americano, Mocha, and more! You can even create your own, using whatever ingredient you like. Seriously!  You can even use Nescafe 3-in-1!


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

OtterBox Officially Launches New Designs!

OtterBox Symmetry Series Pink

        I have this crazy fetish for cellphone casings that I'm starting to think it's a sickness. To date I probably have 2 casings for my current phone. From cheap ones to pricey ones. But I don't just buy because I like the designs. Of course I buy because I want good protection for my phone. It's my umbilical cord to my laptop, I can access emails wherever, preserve precious memories by taking photos with it, or keep in touch with friends and loved ones that are far away from me through social media. So yes, a tough casing is really essential to have more than the cutesy ones. And the global leader in mobile device protection is non-other than OtterBox!


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

22 Prime Steak House At Discovery Suites Ortigas

Meat eater

        22 Prime is a gorgeous steak house situated on the 22nd floor of Discovery Suites Ortigas. This is where we had a very delicious dinner during our amazing overnight stay there. Judging from the cover photo I used, you can say we had a fantastic time, especially my Picky husband!


Monday, November 9, 2015

At Discovery Suites for a Spooky Halloween Adventure

Discovery Suites A SPooky Halloween Adventure

        When you have a little 4 year old girl who weirdly enough loves Halloween , you immediately say YES to a fun Halloween Party invitation. And that's exactly what we did when we got an invite at Discovery Suites Ortigas. Upon entering the lobby, you can immediately tell that these people take Halloween seriously too!

        For one, they have this huge Halloween display on the lobby. Complete with lighting and everything. And to make sure it's not too scary for the kids, they made Halloween look cute and cuddly with their Hotel Transylvania-themed Halloween which I will show you later. In the meantime, we went upstairs to settle in our room, and change Rain into her costume. 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Our Discovery Suites Weekend!

Discovery Suite Ortigas

        During the Halloween week, we had the pleasure of staying at Discovery Suites Ortigas to also join their Halloween party! Rain being fond of Halloween, we immediately said yes! It was my first time inside Discovery Suites so I was amazed that this nice hotel existed just in front of Podium Mall. 

        You may want to check this out because the most-awaited long weekend on November is right around the corner, and Discovery Suites has a special offer waiting for you! Read on!

Friday, November 6, 2015

A Day in Eat Bulaga! Broadway Centrum


Eat Bulaga LIVE Broadway Centrum

       I wasn't going to blog about my trip to Eat Bulaga yesterday morning, but I had such a great time that I was excited to write about it instead! Thanks to our fellow KTG blogger friend Jazmin from EricJazFoodies , (the crazy husband and wife blogger tandem hehe) as she happens to work for TAPE Inc. She hooked me and my cousins up to watch live on Brodway Centrum for #ALDUB16thWeeksary ! I personally suggested to schedule it on a Thursday because of their weeksary. But we were thinking that it was also possible that Alden Richards would be at the Barangay as well for Kalyeserye to "celebrate". But we still went for it.

        Jaz said that even if the show starts at noon, we had to be there before 10AM. So beating the buzzer, we arrived at around 9:20 AM, parked in front of Broadway Centrum (yes, surprisingly there were still a lot of parking slots at that time), then we practically inhaled our drive-thru breakfast from McDo, and by 9:30 AM, we dashed inside Broadway Centrum.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dunlopillo Could Be A Mom's Best Friend!

Patty Laurel
Patty Laurel passionately sharing her experiences as a Mom
        One fine day, inside the cozy 3 bedroom suite of Ascott BGC, we were all gathered around in the nice living room reminiscing about how we used to take sleeping for granted before we all became moms. Along with event host Patty Laurel, Kelly Misa, and Cat Arambulo, we all shared different experiences on little our sleeping hours have become. Seriously, all the young girls out there and couples who don't have a child yet. GET ALL THE SLEEP YOU CAN! Because as they say, the struggle is real! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Cetaphil Baby!


        There was a time when Richie had some sort of rash on his cheek that wouldn't go away for quite some time. So after having it checked with a Dermatologist, the doctor adviced Richie to only use a mild soap for his face. And I remember she specifically mentioned Cetaphil. And then a few months back, I also went to a dermatologist and she also advised me 2 things. First is always wear sunblock and reapply every 2 hours, and second is to only use a mild facial soap, like Cetaphil. As you can see, Cetaphil is a really trusted brand when it comes to its mildness, that it can be used even for people with very sensitive skin.

Cetaphil Baby

        So imagine my delight when I learned that Cetaphil now has a whole new product line. It's Cetaphil Baby! Based on the name itself, a mom would immediately know that this is indeed safe for their delicate babies! Especially being in the Philippine market for 68 years.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Snow Caps' New Endorser: ALDEN RICHARDS!


        All the heart-aching suspense happened when my friend Mae messaged us saying that the new endorser of Snow Cap, which we will be meeting on the launch, will for sure garner a lot of hits on our respective blogs. But she couldn't reveal yet who it was. Then I immediately thought.... who could the famous celebrity be that they want to keep it under wraps until the event day itself? Then I thought... who is the most famous celebrity nowadays? HOLY CRAP! COULD IT BE ALDEN OR MAINE?!?!?!? I messaged Mae right back trying to squeeze out information. But she just wouldn't budge. I asked if it was Alden Richards or Maine Mendoza. Then all she said was "Basta. Secret. But for sure matutuwa ka." (For sure you'll be thrilled). 

        So for days, the suspense was killing me because I was still hoping my guess was spot-on. Until the day of the event came, I was a few feet away from the venue, when Mae messaged us in the group saying that we could not reveal the location of the event on our social media posts for our own safety. Oh my! This star must be really big! I really hope it's who I wish it to be! 

        And then after what felt like forever, she finally sent us the hashtag for the day:

#PrinceAldenCharming #SnowCaps

Alden Richards Snow Cap


I almost died!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The Most Advanced Telpad Yet! Meet PLDT HOME Telpad!




        Okay so remember my last post not so long ago about a really cool surveillance product by PLDT? Turns out that’s just the tip of the ice berg. PLDT went extra active this year with the new and most advanced PLDT HOME Telpad! And it’s pretty darn cool!

        Imagine, one device that can do around 5 neat tricks that will greatly make our everyday lives easier, not to mention cooler! Almost to the level of Back to the Future movie. (Alright I’m exaggerating but still really really cool!)


Monday, October 26, 2015

Apples A Day with Mott's 100% Apple Juice


Apple Juice

        I have a little juice monster at home. A fact that I'm not complaining about because at least I know what she's drinking is healthy. She particularly likes orange juice. But then again, I never really bought her any other flavor. I was just thinking since orange is the ultimate Vitamin C source, then it must be good for her.

        But I guess I wasn't really doing my research because I realized that orange juice is not the only fruit rich in vitamin C. Duh. There are a lot of other juices that pack vitamin C and a lot more other vitamins that are good for us. Hint? "An ________ a day keeps the doctor away!". That saying doesn't exist for nothing. Yes, APPLES!


apple

        Why apples? Based on this website here, apples have Pectin which lowers both blood pressure and glucose levels, and also lower bad cholesterol. It also has Boron for stronger bones and a healthy brain. It's got Quercetin which shows promise for reducing the risk of cancers including lung and breast cancer.And then of course, Vitamin C which boosts immunity. Apples are very rich in Phytonutrients including Vitamins A and E and beta carotene, which all help lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes and asthma.

        Another interesting thing is that an apple is actually low in calorie density. No wonder they say that apples are a good diet snack because even if you eat a lot, umber of calories are low and it will help you feel full right away.


        So, with all these amazing benefits and more, you could say that apples are awesome! And giving 100% pure apple juice to our family is obviously a great thing to do. Thankfully there's Mott's 100% Apple Juice! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Finally, Anti-Acne Products That Work for Me: AcneCare!

AcneCare set

        I wish I had beautiful smooth skin. But I don't. Eversince I hit puberty, pimples became a natural occurrence in my face. In fact, I sometimes feel like everyone else I see has smooth pimple-free skin except me. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying beauty is based on appearances, but let's face it... acne is NOT COOL! 

        If I had a bit more monthly earning, I would regularly go to a dermatologist. But I don't. So I've been looking for something I can buy in usual drug stores that will actually work on at least taming down my break-outs. And I am happy to share with you that I may just have found THE ONE!

And this is AcneCare!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Have A Spooky Halloween Adventure at Discovery Suites

Halloween Party


        Halloween is one of the most fun celebrations ever! We get to dress up our kids with creative costumes that are meant to be spooky, but with our adorable kids they turn out cute and funny! If you want to take your kid to a fun Halloween celebration, then Discovery Suites Ortigas and Discovery Country Suites will be the places to be!


        On October 30, 2015, head on to Discovery Suites Ortigas for a fun costume party from 3PM until 6PM! This year kids will enjoy a delicious snack buffet and a thrilling tour in their scary booths! Ticket are priced at Php 800 nett per person (for children and adults). 


Discovery Suites Junior Suite
Discovery Suites Junior Suite
        If you want to have a relaxing evening and stay the night, room packages are also available from October 29 to 31, 2015. The rates start at Php 5,600 nett in a Junior Suite and Php 6,300 nett in a Junior Serendipity Suite. This includes breakfast buffet at Restaurant 5 plus tickets to the Spooky Halloween Adventure event for two!



Discovery Suites Ortigas
25 ADB Avenue Ortigas Center, Pasig City. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 719-8888, email rsvn@discovery.com.ph or visit http://www.discoverysuites.com.  Follow Discovery Suites on Facebook for more updates and details!

But wait! There's more!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Event Rescheduled!:The First Ever Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program Food Fair!


        One of the reasons why i don't really cook is that for some reason I have this impression that cooking is hard and entails a lot of details that could mess up your dish if you don't follow step by step and getting the measurement right down to the smallest milliliter or whatever. (Go figure). But Knorr proves that this isn't the case.  

croquettes

        In a mission to fight malnutrition through barangays and communities, Knorr promotes how important it is to prepare healthy meals, and stress the point that "healthy" doesn't necessarily mean "expensive". This way. each mom can learn how to prepare nutritious food for their kids. (Ouch! Okay I'm listening!)


monggo soup

        In partnership with Kabisig ng Kalahi for the Metro Manila leg of the initiative, they aim to create a sustainable nutrition program that teaches meals that are easy to cook but also healthy at the same time. 

        So with this, Knorr and its partners invite everyone to the first ever Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program Food Fair! Happening next Saturday, October 24, 2015  (originally Oct 17 but cancelled due to typhoon)   4:30 PM at Mercato Centrale, 7th Ave cor. 25th St. in BGC.
 
        Proceeds will go to the Knorr Lutong Nanay Nutrition Program and its partners, World Food Program and Kabisig.

Knorr Lutong Nanay


Learn more about this cause! Visit www.knorr.com.ph and follow Knorr Philippines on social media:
https://instagram.com/knorrph/
https://twitter.com/knorrph
https://www.facebook.com/KnorrPhilippines


Photos from Knorr Philippines

My First Set of Baby Stuff Cleaners: Cycles and Cradle


"Nesting".

        No I don't mean the house of a bird. Nesting, in pregnancy world, means that phase where pregnant women suddenly has this very strong urge to get obsessed about something as preparation for the coming baby. It's different per person. Some like to clean all day, some like to organize cabinets, or prepare the nursery, etc.

The nursery. 4 years ago.
        I, on the other hand,  was obsessed with buying onesies (and receiving hand-me-downs too) for Rain when I was pregnant. Then I would fix the new cabinet my Dad had made for Rain and fix all the unfamiliar baby products I received from Mom Expo at that time. (I'm a first time mom so everything looked so alien to me) 

        So with all those baby clothes, I was going to have to wash them before Rain was born. And at that time I learned that I couldn't just use any laundry soap for those newborn clothes. I needed a gentle laundry soap. Something that could never hurt a baby's sensitive skin. That's when I found Cycles on the shelf of a supermarket.


Cycles laundry products

        Pastel colored box and bottles with a cute font and cute clothesline drawing. Of course it immediately caught my attention. And on the top it says hypoallergenic. phosphate free. "SAFE detergent for baby's sensitive skin". Of course, I was sold! And the good impression didn't only apply to the packaging. I really fell in love with it as soon as I used it on Rain's clothes. That mild fragrant smell even made me fall in love with it more. This product is definitely specially made for babies.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Greenwich's Newest Barkada Craze: Cheesy Steak and Fries Overload!

newest barkada craze

        It's official. Greenwich's newest barkada craze, the Cheesy Steak and Fries Overload is one of my favorite pizza now! I was so glad I got to try it yesterday with some of our Kain Tulog Gang (The Food Scout, All Chucked Up, Dude 4 Food, and Tummy Traveler) buddies during the launch of this new flavor at the Greenwich branch in Bonifacio Stop Over. And it is available starting today!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Rain's New Cologne: Team Kramer's Sniff and Cuddle

        We all love our children. Remember their infant days? No matter what you do they always have that natural baby scent that's just so irresistible. It gets so addicting that us mommies can't help but sniff their necks, their armpits and feet all day long, and that will give us loving energy throughout the day. No matter what time of the day, babies smell like babies!
A photo posted by Rina Zamora 🌈 (@rinasrainbow) on

        But of course, babies grow into toddlers. Active toddlers. And unfortunately, the baby smell that we love kind of expires too. It goes away and is replaced by the smell of a whole afternoon of playing or school activities and more. That's when us parents start shopping for the best-smelling baby cologne to bring back that sweet and refreshing baby smell.

        There's a lot of scents out there on the market for kids but I recently tried something that really has that  addicting and refreshing baby smell! Sniff and Cuddle!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Road-Testing the Chevrolet Captiva's Awesomness!


Chevrolet Captiva Brown


        I learned how to drive when I was in my first year of college. And I have been driving ever since. Not just city driving but long drives too whenever we would visit my grandmother in La Union.  Fact is, I love driving. I find it therapeutic (go figure) especially when I'm driving alone. It's like my "me time". But with traffic getting worse and worse here in the Philippines, we spend more not only on fuel, but more time is wasted on the road. So finding a good car that is eco-friendly but runs really smoothly would be... well... perfect. And I may have just found that car! The Chevrolet Captiva!

        I had the privilege of test-driving it for my dad's birthday weekend. So I was able to check out its awesome powers! 

Friday, September 4, 2015

My App Pick: Crayola Colorful Creatures Around The World!


Crayola Colorful Creatures Around The World

        I just wanted to take a moment and share this cool app I saw at the iTunes store. It's an official Crayola App created by Budge Studios called Crayola Colorful Creatures Around The World! It's one of the best apps I got for Rain. In fact, it's under the Best New Apps category on the App Store.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Beyond The Box: An Amazing Promo on MacBook Air!




        If you've been dying to purchase a MacBook Air, then this month is your month! Thanks to Beyond the Box, they're holding an amazing offer for the MacBook Air 11” & 13” 128GB!!! An amazing easy ZERO TWENTY FOUR MONTHS INSTALLMENT! Starting at only P1,875 a month! And it does not end there! They come in three cool bundles that will fit your lifestyle, at no extra cost! Yes, it's a package surprise!!! Check them out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Party by Sweetheart Balloons

My Little Pony balloon arc

        My Little Pony has been popular ever since I could remember. And after all these years, My Little Pony just became even more popular! Especially since My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic was made. The ponies are cuter and colorful than ever! And the all the songs in it kind of grows on you. (Especially if your daughter watches it all the live long day). My Little Pony is so popular that there is even a big fan base made up of men, Yep! They're called "Bronies": The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony. (If you don't believe me, click here)

        Anyway, so going back to my point, My Little Pony is very popular. Even I have grown to liking it. So imagine my delight when I saw with my very own eyes, It was my first time attending a My Little Pony themed party! With party decors by Sweetheart Balloons! Awesome! A dream-come-true for little girls!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Beautiful Disney Watercolor Art Pieces!

Disney watercolor

        The other night I was looking for images in Google to use as a wallpaper for my phone. I was in the mood for a watercolo-y wallpaper. And being a Disney girl, I decided to google "Disney watercolor". And I fell in love with the images that appear! :-)

The images in this post are unique handmade items from Etsy.com. I want them all!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ippudo's Spicy Black Ramen and More!

SPICY BLACK Limited Edition

        It's rainy days like this that make me want to slurp a big hot delicious bowl of ramen! The firmness of the noodles, the broth packed with flavor, the soft aji tamago... Aaaaaargh!!!! I'm killing myself right now! Especially when I remember the new SPICY ramen during my recent trip to Ippudo! The SPICY BLACK Limited Edition!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

My Night Out at Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas

Alqueria

        Whenever I go to a Spanish restaurant, Richie knows me so well that he knows I would order Salpicao as default. I can't help it. I like salty garlicky stuff. So when he tried Alqueria Tapas, Paellas y Bistecas in Mega Fashion Hall, he told me I had to try their Salpicao! So one afternoon while Rain was busy sliding and running around Active Fun, I went with friends to have some Me Time in Alqueria!

Friday, August 14, 2015

OTTERBOX Gets a Make Over!


Otterbox new designs

        When the Brand Otterbox comes to mind, I immediately think of these unattractive bulky mobile and iPad casing that will no doubt protect your gadget. I mean with a design like that?! You can probably throw your phone towards a burglar or something and he'd get knocked down. And while protecting your phone was an excellent excellent idea (especially considering how unbelievably expensive smartphones are now), it's just smart to invest on your invested phone right? But still, because of the bulky design, it never really attracted me. Until NOW! 

        Check out Otterbox' new sleek designs that completely changed my perception of the brand!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sony Xperia's Awesome Sale on Robinsons Malls!

        Robinsons Galleria has been one of the first ever "in" malls that me and my high school classmates would go to after school (or whenever we would cut classes. Shhhh!) So you can say it's been part of my 7th grade - high school life already. So whenever I'm there it feels very familiar, like I'm being transported back to my school days. 

        And this month of August 2015, if you haven't read my previous posts already, you would be delighted to know that aside from your favorite great stores and restaurants in Robinsons malls, another awesome reason to go is the Robinsons Malls RED HOT SALE 2015 with up to 70% off on awesome selections! So last Saturday, I went around Galleria to check out the hot sales they have.

Xperia Sony Smartphone store 
        And because I have a thing for smart phones, I checked out Xperia Sony Smartphone store to check what for sale items they have there. These are what I found. If you're planning to get a smarphone, you're going to want to read this!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Home Foodies Now Airing on GMA7 and GMA News TV!

Chicken Adobo Rice

        As the wife of a food enthusiast The Pickiest Eater, I would often catch myself watching cooking shows on cable. His favorite show is Man Vs. Food, and Gordon Ramsey's shows. I'm sure we can all agree when I say that the food shows that we can often watch in cable channels have a different quality that's good. It's sometimes almost like you're watching a commercial or a movie. Like Nigella Lawson's cooking shows. And up until The Pickiest Eater's Web Series - Episode 1, I found out about a new TV show in GMA and GMA TV is very tastefully done as well! Excellent excellet quality! Welcome Sam Miguel Pure Foods newest cooking show on GMA7 and GMA News TV!: Home Foodie! Hosted by Drew Arellano!

Fisher Price, Chicco, and More on SALE at Toys R Us Robinsons Mall!

Toys R Us Sale

        One of the places that I really made sure I visited during my day in Robinsons Galleria was to drop by Toys R Us. I love love love getting toys for Rain! (This partly the reason why the house has so many stuff. Toys in the living room, toys in the guest room/office, toys in Rain's room, and toys in the Master's bedroom. (We need more space soon!). Anyway, I really enjoy even just walking around Toys R Us and looking at the latest girly toys now. Just like how I was excited to look at nice baby learning toys when she was still a baby!

        So imagine how my excitement tripled upon seeing cool toys with excellent quality go on a HUGE SALE! Again it's thanks to Robinson's Mall Red Hot Sale 2015! Check out these awesome fun and learning toys!