Monday, March 30, 2015

Ballet Manila Summer Workshop by Lisa Macuja- Elizalde

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        My daughter is 3 years old. She has never had any ballet lessons that's why there was this one time when a friend of ours out of nowhere told Rain "Can you dance the ballet, Rain?". I thought Rain wouldn't react, but she surprised me by raising her arms over her head, and then twirling! I know I showed her this twirl maybe months back and I didn't think she was paying attention at that time. That's why I was so surprised that she actually retained it in her mind! This makes me think she might enjoy learning ballet!

        It's every little girly girl's dream to dance the ballet. The cute tutus, the classy pointy toes, and most of all, the graceful body movement. I didn't get to study ballet. But even before I got pregnant, I knew that when the time comes that I would have a daughter, I want her to study ballet so she can acquire that graceful movement, even when she's not dancing. 

Lisa Macuja workshop

        And this summer, looks like it's about to come true! I'm excited to sign her up for a trial classical ballet class conducted by non-other than the famous Lisa Macuja- Elizalde

Friday, March 27, 2015

Rain’s First Movie Theater Experience!: CINDERELLA

Watching Cinderella

        Last March 18, 2015, was a fun and memorable day for us. It was Rain’s first time to enter a movie house! The movie? It’s a Disney movie of course! The new live action Cinderella! It was a treat of PLDT HOME as part of the launching of their newest announcement, the Disney on TelPad! Read more about it here!

        But turns out it was not a simple movie experience for Rain....

PLDT HOME... Where the Disney Magic Begins!

PLDT Home TelPad Disney

        I don’t know about you but as a Disney fan, I am really really excited about this news that I’m about to share!

        PLDT Home is expanding their partnership with ... Wait for it... The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia!!! Isn’t that cool?! (Please don’t think this blogging mother is weird. I’m a child-at heart. And every time I hear “Disney”, I kind of get a little excited! PLDT’s various units (PLDT HOME and Smart) is the first ever telecommunications company in the Philippines to enter a content partnership with Disney! Awesome!

        So what exactly happens? Through Disney’s digital entertainment arm called Disney Interactive, PLDT HOME and Disney will bring us lots and lots of fun and magical Disney offers! This being said, PLDT HOME can have access to as much as 300 Disney stuff such as games, e-books, and more that will be available through the Disney Portal, hosted by PLDT HOME website (www.pldthome.com). 

Free Unlimited Movies, TV Shows and Series with HOOQ via Partnership with Globe Tattoo


hooq globe tattoo

        If you're like my husband, Mr. Pickiest Eater who loves watching TV series and movies, then you too will be excited like a fresh grad getting his pay check for the first time when you hear Globe's new partnership with HOOQ. An online tool that can give Globe Tattoo customers exclusive access to lots and lots of shows and movies like you wouldn't believe! And you can access it all right from your tablet or mobile phone! How awesome is that?!? It's like Spotify for videos!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Winner Receives Brother 1 Million Business Package!


        When it comes to singing, I have no doubt in the talent of Filipinos. And it has been proven ever since I can remember. On the top of my head, Lea Salonga, a big name in broadway and is also the first ever Filipina Disney Princess singing voice, Arnel Pineda, the lead vocals of the international band The Journey, and a lot more other normal citizens like us who are being flown to be a guest at The Ellen Degeneres Show. 

Glenn Hocson and Jason Dy
Brother Philippines President Glenn Hocson with Jason Dy
Photo from Brother International Philippines Corp.

        Another amazing talent is the Grand Winner of The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 Jason Dy who won and received a Php1-million business package from The Voice major sponsor Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines). With this exciting package, Jason can start his own business with the wide roster of Brothers Philippines products at hand. Imagine all the things he can do!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Rain's Adorable Reaction When She Sees Her New Elsa Costume


        Rain is a girly girl. She loves princesses, sparkly stuff, sometimes even tries to wear my old heels. And more than anything else, she loves dressing up, She can get a simple cloth laying around and will put it on like a skirt or a cape, or a veil.

        So one afternoon, on the same day I posted this Instagram photo of hers, I decided it was time to bring out one of her Christmas gifts from her Bito and Bita (grandparents). And my husband took a video of her adorable reaction as soon as she saw it! :')

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Teacher Becomes the Student


coloring


        Rain has started showing more interest in actual coloring. Not just scribbling all over the paper. So earlier, as I was coloring with her...


Friday, March 13, 2015

Why I Like the NEW Vaseline Water-Based Whitening Serum

white sand boracay

        I'm going to admit something. I love the beach, but I'm not as excited as I used to be when I was a few years younger. Not because I've grown up to be a party pooper, but it's just that there are a lot of things to consider now that I'm a mom. First, you worry about your kid... making sure you pack everything you might possibly need for your little one. Thinking of beach scenarios that might happen, and thinking of the corresponding items you might need during those scenarios. On top of that, you also need to pack for your husband. And of course, for you.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Jaw-Dropping Benefits of Laurin Coconut Oil!


laurin coconut oil

        If you have been reading my husband's blog and mine for a while now, you would know for a fact that we gear more towards food that have been cooked in a certain technique that started  way back in ancient Egypt around 2500 BC: FRYING. We can't help it. More often than not, it's the delicious stuff. We're not going to lie and pretend we're all for eating healthy. It's not good, we know. But it's not like we're canibals so relax geeeeez! Okay I'm getting way defensive ha ha ha (nervous laughter).

        Aaaanyway, that being said, somehow I feel we need to at least find a way to eat fried stuff that could somehow make us feel less guilty (if that's even possible at all). You walk around the grocery by the cooking oil aisle and see a whole lot of types of cooking oil: vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil, palm oil etc. that have their own health benefits. But just recently, I was introduced to a cooking oil that has a whole bunch of benefits like you wouldn't believe. But at the same time, it's also not that hard to believe once you learn that this certain oil is made from a fruit that's deemed as a "superfood": COCONUT!

        We all know that coconuts are known to have a lot of great health benefits. (We're actually lucky we live in a country that substantially grows coconuts.) As I've researched, what makes coconuts healthy is their unique combination of fatty acids that in return has unremarkable positive effects on health, including better brain function, energy boost, better indigestion, to name a few. Oh, and interestingly, it helps aid in FAT LOSS! (Aha! Did I get your attention? Coz it certainly caught mine!)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Another Memorable Experience at Marriott Hotel Manila


CRu steakhouse date

        It was back in 2012 when Richie, Rain, and I were invited to witness Marriott Hotel's Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. This was the first time I set foot inside this hotel and it was a memorable experience watching Rain be mesmerized with the huge gingerbread train and of course getting a treat from Santa Claus himself!

        Fast forward to 2015,where it would again be another unforgettable moment for me as we experience an overnight stay and at the same time have a beautiful albeit delayed anniversary dinner! It was all so worth the wait!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Play With OREO!: The Fun Farm at Sta. Elena!

mother and daughter

        It's been 3 years since I gave birth to my little Rainbow. And everyday since then we have spent our lives with her. That's roughly 1,250 days. But because the only thing permanent in this world is change, a couple of weeks ago I officially made a payment to a small school in our village. So Rain will be starting school this June. Obviously, I'm the one having separation anxiety. 

        So when we had the chance to go with the SoMoms on a little road trip to a nice farm in Sta. Elena in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, I didn't want to pass up the chance! It's a great bonding trip with my little one before she starts getting busy with school (I'm talking like she's going off to college or something haha)  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Best Sleep Ever with TEMPUR Philippines


TEMPUR

How well do you sleep at night? 

        We often take this fact for granted as we become more focused on the things we need to do during the day time. Family, work, business, children, what have yous. But what we sometimes forget is the fact that every human being spends half of their lives sleeping. Half! So if you think about it, a good sleep is vital. 

        This means that technically, we should all really think about investing more on how to get a good night's sleep. And investing in good sleeping apparatus is the obvious step. Mattress and pillows. And when the term "good mattresses" comes to mind, there's one brand that comes on top of my head. This one brand that I've felt one day in a showroom years ago and that made me realize how much I am missing. And that is the TEMPUR bed.