Thursday, November 26, 2015


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.


        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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!