Saturday, November 30, 2013

RIP Paul Walker

RIP Paul Walker

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ryzza and Bimbi Awarded as Golden Kids of the Year by Baby and Family Expo Philippines 2013

My Little Bossings stars James “Bimby” Aquino Yap and Ryzza Mae Dizon were awarded as the Golden Kids of Year by the biggest family event of the year, the BABY AND FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013, happening on December 06 - 08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex. Queen of all media Kris Aquino’s son Bimby and Eat Bulaga Little Miss Philippines 2012 Ryzza won the award for their inspiration to Filipino kids and exceptional talent voted by the online community from the website www.babyexpo.ph. The Golden Kid Award is one of the recognition in the first ever Golden Family Awards, aimed to recognize celebrity families, parents and kids who have been a great inspiration and role model to Filipino families.

Earlier this year, the eight-year-old child actress was also recognized for her acting and hosting skills as 3rd Yahoo! OMG Awards Child Star of the Year and 3rdEdukCircle Awards Best Talk Show Host. She was also nominated as Best Comedy Actress and Best Celebrity Talk Show Host in the 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television.

Following the footsteps of his mom, Bimby is now very active in showbiz - print and television commercials plus his first upcoming movie My Little Bossings have proven that the child star has what it takes to be in the acting world.

“Thank you for the award and the recognition” says Bimby to the Baby and Family Expo Philippines, while Kris Aquino expressed that they would love to be at the awarding on December 7, but can't be there personally, because of their scheduled trip to Cebu. Kris even posted a thank you note on her www.facebook.com/krisaquino.net page. Ryzza adds “Thank you po sainyo lahat” after accepting the award.

The winners of the award for the Golden Family of the Year are Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo and daughter Johanna “Yohan Lois" and son Juan Luis "Lucho." Moreover, celebrity couple RegineTolentino and Lander Vera-Perez were named Golden Couple of the Year and will be awarded on December 07 at the SMX Convention Center Manila. This 3-day expo will also feature inspirational talks by celebrity parents like Azkals coach Michael Weiss as he talks about ‘Coaching the Azkals and Coaching Kids’, host, author and Mercato founder RJ Ledesma will also share tips on Daddy 101. ANC’s On The Money host and The Master’s Academy president, Edric Mendoza will also talk about Homeschooling while dancing diva RegineTolentino and Bb. Pilipinas- Universe title holder and actress Nina Ricci Alagao-Flores will share their memorable experiences in Parenting 101. MTRCB Chairman Atty. Eugenio Villareal and actress, host and co-producer of MOMents and MTRCB Board Member Gladys Reyes- Sommereuxwill tackle about ‘Child Friendly Content and Parental Guidance on Responsible Media Consumption.’ Moonstar88 vocalist, Acel van Ommen and Starstruck avenger Jade Lopez will also give a talk on Right Start’s advocacy. 

The Golden Family Awards is part of the three-day fun-filled event organized by MediaCom Solutions Inc., the Philippines' leading stakeholders communication and events company and co-Solutions Inc., the Philippines' leading stakeholders communication and events company and co-presented by Cordlife Philippines, the leading cord blood and tissue banking service provider in the country.

The BABY AND FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 dubbed as “Welcoming Life, Love and Care”, is dedicated to nurture family development and child care. It covers the stages of family growth from pregnancy, maternity, newborns, toddlers, early childhood and everything you want and need when planning a family. The event will also feature educational talks and seminars, exciting activities like the Family Olympics and Family Fashion Weekend and exclusive discounts from over 200 exhibitors. Be part of this star-studded family event by registering for free at the BABY AND FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES website www.babyexpo.ph. For queries and updates, call +63.2.843.2174, +63.915.660.8748, email info@babyexpo.ph and join the community at www.facebook.com/babyexpoph and www.twitter.com/BabyExpoPH

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Fund Raiser: HELP! Re-build Homes, Re-Build Lives via Habitat for Humanity Philippines

Shelter is the most important thing for families affected by calamities.  It is where they rest and keep their families safe and warm while some members go about to find work, food, and livelihood to sustain their needs.   I have a Fund Raiser: HELP! Re-build Homes, Re-Build Lives via Habitat for Humanity Philippines  please help and support. Spread the word PLEASE !  Thank you!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Have Your Kid Star In Her Own Book

Kids love to be the center of attention it's a stage in their life that they take take take.  Although there are exceptional kids who are not like that but still a kid is a kid and they want to be a star one way or another.   One gift your kids will adore is the Look It's About Me: Personalized Story Books  their name will be all over the book making them the star !   If you want one for your child click that link and know how.

Must Have Handbags from Persunmall

Aside from shoes women can't have too many bags.  You see bags and shoes should somehow be coordinated or be dynamic to the outfit.   If you have a woman in your life you might want to check out these Must Have Handbags from Persunmall that you should buy for her.  Believe me she will adore you for getting her one or more of the ones in this list!

After Birth And Weight Loss Products | Earthlinggorgeous

When we get pregnant it is unavoidable that we gain weight here and there.   The most difficult part is losing the weight we gain after pregnancy and other battle scars that comes with it like stretch marks and  uneaven skin tone,darkening of our private parts and maybe some stiches if you had a C-section.  Well here are some After Birth And Weight Loss Products listed by Earthlinggorgeous that you can look up to.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Nivea Baby takes 1st Step to Caring Beyond Skincare at Dr. Fabella Memorial Hospital

NIVEA BABY’s 1st Step campaign celebrates the thrust of providing the mildest skincare protection for every baby right from the start. It takes the very first moments that babies and their mothers experience together, and emphasizes that proper skincare should be given at the very beginning.

Starting from hearing that first cry, to seeing that first smile, and sharing that first touch, NIVEA BABY aims to encapsulate the great firsts of parenthood. However, the brand acknowledges that there is a larger segment of families who barely manage due to limited resources. In light of this, NIVEA BABY takes the 1st Step to Caring Beyond Skincare as it extends its belief of mildest protection beyond caring for baby’s skin. 

Known as the center of excellence in affordable maternity healthcare, Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital attends to over 55 births per day. Despite having sparse supplies and limited amenities, Fabella tries to accommodate as much expectant mothers as they can every day. However, the safety, healthy and comfort of the newborns and their mothers can be compromised due to the lack of space and proper infrastructure.

NIVEA BABY spearheads Caring Beyond Skincare to help Fabella’s babies and mothers experience their first joys within a more caring and comfortable environment. Shedding light to this bleak situation where newborns swelter inside the stuffy, hot Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and postnatal mothers are forced to breastfeed on barely-cushioned benches, NIVEA BABY is making change happen. This all starts with the transformation of the hospital’s maternity wing through a three-month renovation program.

“NIVEA Baby is committed to ensuring that babies and mothers get the mildest care and protection – and we are extending this to Fabella Hospital. Through the Caring Beyond Skincare project, we will provide a program that will give moms and their babies a brighter experience,” shares Jon Lee, Assistant Brand Manager for NIVEA BABY.

As part of the program, NIVEA BABY will dress up the maternity wing, and provide equipment and facilities such as improving the breastfeeding room, installing proper ventilation for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, fixing the waiting area and setting up basic sanitation areas. The rehabilitation will start this October, and the turnover of the area is expected to happen in December.

“Bearing a child and giving birth are two of the most life changing experiences of motherhood. Mothers worry for their baby’s health and do everything they can afford to protect their baby. NIVEA BABY is about giving mothers the promise of mildest protection and care for their baby’s skin. But our commitment at Fabella goes further. We recognize the great work of Fabella, and that is why we assist their dedicated support of mothers and their newborns by giving them a more caring and protective environment,” ends Alexander Schwieger, Country Manager for NIVEA Philippines.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mom and Me Fun Circuit!

Coming from a successful launch last summer, Mom and Me is back with a brand new twist. Every weekend of October, pack your bags and get your game on as they’re taking super active moms and kids on a road trip to the best activity hotspots in the metro. 

Spending quality time with the kids, especially in their formative years, is the best expression of love and care. Kids crave for their parents affection and undivided attention, especially now that in most families, both parents are working, having to leave the house very early and coming home late at night. There is no better way to spend time with your kids than doing activities they love together with them. 

Mom and Me Fun Circuit will happen every Saturday and Sunday of October with each event day featuring three different activities. Hop on a super cool bus and take the weekend off with your little ones, sharing bonding moments as you do sports, cooking and baking, swimming, arts and crafts classes, and more in the stops. Through the variety of activities, get to know more about your kids and maybe even discover what their passions are.  

Mom and Me has pre-selected some of the best activities that moms and kids can do together, and packed them all into one exciting and adventurous weekend road trip! 

Entrance passes to this fun-filled bonding experience is at P750, good for 1 mom or dad and 1 child. Register and get your ticket now! 

Learn more about this event via Mom and Me Facebook 
http://bit.ly/momandmFB and Twitter 

Mom and Me Fun Circuit is participated in by The Mind Museum, KidzArt Philippines, Coach and Kids Inc., Center for Culinary Arts Manila, ACTS Dance and Arts and Academy, Mabuhay Restop Travel Café and Museum, Gymboree, Center for Pop and The Picture Company. 

This event is also sponsored by Del Monte Fruitastic, Enercal Plus, Bibibons, Crystal Clear, Salad Box, Tiny Buds, Burger Company, Ink Creations, Smart Parenting, Travel Life, kristn.com and wheninmanila.com.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Answer to Moms Battle Scars is Here in the Philippines

No more need to order this online and pay hefty shipping and customs fees.  The answer to moms battle scars -- stretch makrs is now here in the Philippines and yes this is Lara’s Little Skin Secret – Bio-Oil, Revealed at The Wine Museum

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Online Nurse Practitioner Program

An individual who wants to become a nurse practitioner needs to find a school that fulfills his or her needs and expectations. One of the first things to look at is the school's tuition. If a person is unable to pay the tuition, he or she should check to see if the school offers financial assistance. Here are some other things to consider when looking for a nurse practitioner study program.

A prospective student should look at a school's faculty. Who teaches the courses in the nurse practitioner program? Ideally, a student will want to be taught by instructors with real life experience in the field. These kinds of instructors can offer invaluable information on what it is like to work in the occupation of nurse practitioner. For instance, they can give students tips on how to calm down anxious patients or explain medical procedures in a way that non-medical people can understand. After graduating, a student can refer to this information and use it on a daily basis in his or her work.

A nurse practitioner program should have a favorable reputation with employers. In short, a prospective student can check the statistics on how many of the graduates of the program are hired by well-known physician's offices and hospitals. A school that is looked upon favorably by employers is helpful to students when it's time to apply for a job. 

Another feature to consider when it comes to finding a suitable nurse practitioner program is a career resource center. A school should be willing to help a student find work once he or she graduates. The staff working at a school's career resource center should be able to help students arrange for job interviews and even help with writing a resume. A career resource center also has plenty of information in the form of books and articles on how to find the right environment to work in as a nurse practitioner.

Finally, a student studying to be a nurse practitioner today has more choices than in days past. For instance, the person can study at a traditional school or find an online nurse practitioner program to participate in. An online program is especially convenient to students who have full-time jobs to hold down while they're pursuing the education that will help them start a new career. A person must evaluate the pros and cons of both educational paths.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mommy Bloggers Club Facebook Page

Hello mommies!

Finally after years, I made a Facebook Page for the Mommy Bloggers Club.  The page will be a venue for future events, projects or blogger tasks.

Please like our Mommy Bloggers Club Facebook Page!

Thanks so much!

Looking forward to more interaction and activities with members!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

1 in 5 Teens Experience Depression Before Adulthood

As parents we've been there and done that.  But we as parents we also forget why and how we cope with our own depression when we were teenagers.  If we are close to our children it is easy to  find out when our kids is going through something.  But when we are the busy working mom and barely have time to bond with our child it is kinda hard to find out.   Here are the Signs of Depression In Children/Teenagers and how to cope with it.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SM Kids Fashion Toon Fest 2013

SM Kids Fashion Toon Fest 2013 is made bigger and better this year.  There are tons of activities kids and parents will enjoy.   There's also a chance to be the next face of SM Kids Fashion via the Photo Shoot Contest.  

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hope For Starting Families: Fertility Awareness Week 2013

There are two kinds of fertility issues, one is primary infertility where couples never had a successful pregnancy or even had miscarriage and secondary fertility where the couple were able to have a child, had a successful pregnancy and miscarriage but is having difficulty on having a successful one after.  There is Hope For Starting Families: join the Fertility Awareness Week 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

My Get Fitnesse Diet | Earthlinggorgeous | Philippines Fashion & Beauty Reviews

In 2009 I joined the Nestle Fitness 14 Day Challenge to lose weight.  Oh yes, I did lose weight and upto now I'm slimmer than before. Yes, I was a bit chubby back then!  Here's My Get Fitnesse Diet  and how I trimmed my weight down!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Makeup Video Tutorial Using COlored Liquid Eyeliner

Colored liquid liners will be the trend this season here is a video tutorialon How To Create An Eye Makeup Look With an Impact Using Colored Liquid Eyeliner

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nestle Acti-V

If if you feel bloated or constipated a lot of time no need to sweat you can try the  Nestle Acti-V  it has 5% fiber infused to make sure our bowel movement goes regular.  Some moms had a blast trying this product out yesterday at the Go Lounge event .

Friday, July 5, 2013

Personalized Children's Room Rugs at AnnaBean

So your kid is starting to feel grown-upish and she/he wanted her/his own room but you are worried he/she will make a mess out of it.  Well, make them feel they need to take care of their own personal space by buying them Personalized Children's Room Rugs at AnnaBean.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

BlueWater Day Spa Image Model Search for Babies | Earthlinggorgeous

So, wanna be a stage mom?  Or you just think your baby is so cute that you want to show her to the world?   Well, here's an opportunity for you to showcase your baby details at  BlueWater Day Spa Image Model Search for Babies | Earthlinggorgeous.  Good luck!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Your Time Is As Precious as Others: Philippine Standard Time

I wrote at Earthlingorgeous.com about my take On Philippine Standard Time & National Time Consciousness Week because yesterday a PR pissed me off when he asked where was my representative on their event that was suppose to happen at 6PM according to the invite.  Well, he texted at  8:45PM  and he said their event started at 8PM  .  I wouldn't blame that representative for leaving after an hour or hour and 30minutes after the 6PM call time because they are the ones who were late.

Anyway, I hope people in the Philippines start respecting time and the people they are about to meet and not to tolerate tardiness because it is not a good habit.  A bad habit we all in the Philippines have to break.

This is also the same reason the Philippine government put into law the Philippine Standard Time so as to curb that bad habit of tardiness and early time out at work because it hampers in the productivity of the company.

Productivity is a major concern for many companies. Some businesses want to take a hardline approach to managing productivity while others would like to find ways to incentivize good, productive behaviors. Understanding the underlying cause of productivity problems in the workplace is the first step to improving it throughout the organization. Here are the several things that impact productivity levels in the business.

Tardiness is one of the most commonly reported problems in the workplace. Each year, employees get paid for hours of work they haven't performed, essentially giving themselves a raise. According to research, companies have thrown away billions of dollars each year when it comes to chronic tardiness. Companies are using tools like the biometric time clock at Timeclockeshop.com can eliminate productivity problems with businesses.

One report showed that attendance problems like absenteeism can really take a toll on the average business. According to the research, American employers lose $153 billion each year in productivity because of absenteeism. Wellness programs have encouraged employees to take better care of their health to improve attendance rates among employees.

Social media has also been considered a major productivity problem in some companies. Idle or less productive employees can fall into certain patterns, engaging regularly in social media during work hours. The introduction of tablets and smart phone devices really do have an impact on overall employee productivity, some research states. Attitude has been found to take away from employee productivity. Attitude can affect multiple areas of the business. Teamwork issues, the employee turnover rate and downsizing can all lower productivity. In environments where change is constant, attitude can really have a negative impact on the team dynamics and environment. Team-building exercises and changes in the managerial approach can really make employees more productive and leave them feeling empowered.

As companies look to solutions and different managerial approaches to boost employee morale and eliminate attendance problems, they must walk a fine line. Companies must continue to look for creative ways to promote creativity while providing a welcoming environment for people to work.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pregnancy Myths Debunked @ ProMama Event

Coffee is bad for pregnant women.  Pregnant women can't swim.  Doing Yoga is a no no when you are pregnant.

These are just some of the common pregnancy myths that were debunked at the ProMama event held at Lolo Dads just recently with    ProMama council of fit and fab moms Amanda Griffin-Jacob, Delamar Arias and Tricia Chiongbian-Concepcion  who are  walking testaments to the fact that life is further enriched by pregnancy.

Tricia, a known health enthusiast, still continues on with her fit lifestyle that includes running a couple of miles a day in spite of expecting her second child this September; Delamar who’s part of a popular radio show, doesn’t let morning sickness or hormones tone done her natural exuberance and humor in hosting her program; and finally, 2-time mom Amanda Griffin-Jacob hasn’t succumbed to what she calls the “mommy meltdown” and is still considered to be one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbiz.

To a fit and fab pregnancy
If there’s one thing that’s definitely not a myth, it’s the fact that pregnant women should take special care of their nutritional needs.

Wyeth Nutrition, makers of ProMama, understands this, and wants every woman to fully enjoy the journey of pregnancy. A nutritional milk drink designed to support women—and not just the unborn baby—during pregnancy.  ProMama focuses on the life giver to address the needs of both mother and child.

“The fulcrum of each family is the mother. Without her, the family would fall apart—emotionally, mentally, physically, psychologically. Wyeth Nutrition fully acknowledges these values with ProMama, the milk that takes care of mothers so they can take care of their children,” says Anonuevo.

Only ProMama contains the Pro-Nutri Builders, ingredients that support the health and development of both mother and child during pregnancy.  These include Maternal Immunity Enhancers like Beta Carotene, which has antioxidant and immunostimulatory properties, and Vitamins C, E and A, which also helps promote good vision and cellular growth.

Pro-Nutri Builders are also targeted for the growing baby. ProMama has Mental Enhancers like DHA, a nutrient important for a child’s visual and mental development; Folic Acid, which is essential for the development of the nervous system and in preventing neural tube defects; and Zinc, which assists in fetal neurodevelopment. ProMama’s formula also contains Bone and Muscle Builders such as Vitamin D, important for calcium metabolism and to support an unborn baby’s bone and teeth development; Protein, the building block of all tissues; and Calcium, which supports bone development.

ProMama, which is available in Vanilla Delight Flavor, has only 15 percent of calories from fat. Just two servings of ProMama daily can help promote appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.


Christine del Rosario of khayeganda.blogspot.com attended the event with her daughter where art supplies to make a Yes! Mama You Can art-shirt for her mom.  

Here are the pics they had at the event:

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Contest Alert: SM Kids' Fashion Special Mother's Day Shirt

Contest Alert: SM Kids' Fashion Special Mother's Day Shirt  Contest starts today until May 12, 2013 only!  Join now! :)

Monday, April 29, 2013

Environment Friendly Mobile Medical Units

Lifeline Mobile, a quality manufacturing leader in the production of mobile medical units, provides mobile mammography, dental, medical, and laboratory units. Instead of acting as a middleman, Lifeline Mobile is the manufacturer itself meaning that prices will be reasonable and all questions will be answered by the experts themselves

Many companies create mobile units that are simply glorified RVs and/or school buses. Lifeline Mobile instead creates truck based units that are crafted with your specific needs and program in mind. The understructure of the mobile clinics consist of four inch steel under the entire structure ensuring a firm foundation constructed to last for decades.

The ceilings are significantly higher than other company's mobile medical units giving the space the open feel of an actual office. Also, unlike other manufacturers, Lifeline Mobile uses commercial grade materials instead of residential materials to ensure that the equipment and furniture in the unit will survive the years instead of falling apart in just a year or two. 

The goal of the company is to create mobile medical units that have the look and feel of a medical office. These units are equipped with handicap accessibility and private rooms to ensure confidentiality. Lifeline Mobile is dedicated to developing new ideas and products, reinvesting money back into product development to ensure continuing improvements, and continuing research to make units more effective and efficient. The company's goal is also to reduce carbon emissions, increase fuel efficiency, as well as eliminate as much noise pollution as possible.

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Weekend Full Of Activities At Mommy & Me

Summer is almost over – it's time to snatch up some worthwhile quality time with your kids before you send them off to school! Share bonding moments and enjoy activities with your little ones at Mom and Me on May 25 and 26 (from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) at Rockwell Tent, Makati – a last hurrah for the summer and the special Mommy month of May.  
This event aims to foster the relationship of moms and kids through activities that both can do together. While kids can learn from independent play as it nourishes creativity and imagination and organized activities with other kids as in summer classes, when parents and kids do activities together, it gives them a common sense of purpose and a goal. Kids love receiving the affection and undivided attention of their parents, and want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible.
Let Mom and Me jumpstart your daily family play-time with a weekend full of bonding activities! The event is participated in by supporters of mom-child activities.
Choose between a relaxing yoga or fun Zumba workout sessions led by Beyond Yoga, or do both! Learn what kind of dishes you and your little tots can do together with McCormick. For something more exciting, Coach Stauro of Coach and Kids, Inc. will teach moms and kids how to kick and punch with a taekwondo demonstration. Young Artist's Studio will spark you and your little one's creativity with a workshop session on painting, drawing and coloring together. 
The educational talks promise to be an enjoyable one for both moms and kids as interactive games are included in each. Ives Lim-Esteban of Halo Philippines will talk about "The ABC's of Safe Sleep" while
Dra. Michelle Daddo tackles the topic of "Healthy Moms for a Healthy Family". Mom blogger Mariel Uyquiengco will be share ideas to capture a child’s heart through the wonderful world of books with a short talk entitled "Childhood Happens Once: Read to your Child". After the short talk, kids of all ages are invited to participate in a musical storytime that will get them listening, rocking, and moving!
Tiddle Tots will transport moms and kids to wonderland with a fashion show of fairies, superheroes, and princesses. For those with toddlers, Gymboree will conduct their crowd-favorite- Parachute Time, along with moms and dads. The Learning Library, an educational enrichment school whose mission is to develop the love of reading in English and Filipino among children, will host an interactive story-telling activity in Filipino. Wiggle and jiggle with Regine Tolentino, as she teaches an interactive fusion cardio, and dance some more with a version of zumba dubbed as “Swamu” by Slimmer's World.
The entire family can have their portrait photos taken by mommy photographer BG Valencia of Red Stiletto, and enjoy the beauty corner of Vanity Beauty Bar and Patisserie. Kids will also enjoy playing around Gymboree’s Play area plus glitter face painting from JAS Party Needs will be on hand.
On top of all these activities that moms and kids can do together, top mom and kids brands will be showcasing their wares from clothes, shoes, toys, home décor and more!
Entrance passes to this fun-filled weekend are at P499, good for 1 mom/dad and 1 child; additional participants at P250. Those who prefer access to only the booth activities such as the family portrait area, beauty booth, play area, and shopping area can get passes for P199.
Interested to join as a vendor? Contact the Mom and Me organizers at tel. no. 542-1480 / Globe: 0915-8398582/ Smart: 0947-6288700 / Sun: 0922-8924918 / Email: mommyandmePH@gmail.com/ and via Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/mommyandmePH or Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mommyandmePH.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Earth Day 2013 - Face Of Climate Change - Recycling Projects

Happy Earth Day everyone!  Please do your part and give mother nature a gift she deserves.  More details about this here: Earth Day 2013 - Face Of Climate Change - Recycling Projects .  How about you what do you do to help our dear planet?   Do something now!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

From Now On April Is Autism Acceptance Month

This year marks the 6th year when the United Nations declared April 2, 2013 the World Autism Awareness Day.  I think since from that year to now the word has spread and now people know that there are people among us who look normal but are different and very special because of their mental challenges/ disability.    Since that year people have been aware but there are still a million out there who just don't accept and understand.  So from Now On April Is Autism Acceptance Month .   People need to accept that there are people who are not like the average ones that there are special people everywhere we all just have to be considerate and understanding.  

Friday, March 29, 2013

Where To Take Your Kids For Easter Egg Hunting

How was your Holy Week vacation so far?  Are you having  a lot of relaxation and fun with the family? I hope so! Well, Easter Sunday soon and if you are wondering where you can take the kids for Easter Egg Hunting in Metro Manila here is a list of the  Easter 2013 Events In Metro Manila that the whole family can enjoy! Happy Easter and Happy Egg Hunting!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Easter 2013 Events In Metro Manila

Hi moms, still clueless where to bring your kids for the Holy Week but don't want to join the crowd who are all going out-of-town?   Well do't worry, here are Easter 2013 Events In Metro Manila  you can enjoy without over spending too! On the list includes activities in Rockwell, Resorts World Manila,  Eastwood City  and Bonifacio Global City.   It also includes a map to churches in Metro Manila you might want to visit for your DIY Bisita Iglesia.  Happy Easter!

My (So Called) Wedding Plans

I'm not getting married, yet.  Not in the near future, yet.   I just found a nice wedding venue though.   Something out of the ordinary church, beach or garden wedding venues.    I want to get married in an art museum I just discovered last weekend.   I feel so happy and invigorated in that place.  There is something in the place that makes my heart skip a beat.  I just love it so much.

My Wedding Venue?  Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo! Look!

Destination: Weekend Discoveries: Mom and Tina's, Cresent Moon Cafe, Pottery Studio, Pinto Art Museum Antipolo
Destination: Weekend Discoveries: Mom and Tina's, Cresent Moon Cafe, Pottery Studio, Pinto Art Museum Antipolo
When was the last time you discovered some new place in the #Philippines #weekenddiscoveries #nofilter
I don't want that regular kinda wedding, I want something different! I also want one of any of this eternity rings for women to be my wedding ring! My wedding gown designer will be Michi Calica-Sotto of course. My groom? Who knows! Hahaha!

On Enhanced Basic Education Act or K12 Program

Expect no primary school graduates this schoolyear 2013 because of the updated and  Enhanced Basic Education Act or K12 Program in the Philippines.

Some parents don't feel good about this especially those who live below the poverty line.  While some feel skeptic about this because it is just extending time of kids in school but the quality of the education is the most important part to improve in the system.

Has anyone see the new curriculum?   What is your take on this new education system in the country?

Friday, March 15, 2013

U.P. Needs To Be Reminded What A Real Scholar Ng Bayan Is!

Yesterday, a shocking news came out that a 16 year old girl committed suicide because she can't pay her tuition on time on a supposedly government funded school for smartest students in the country or the scholars ng bayan. This school was supposedly a public school where students get a virtually almost free tertiary education because they are the cream of the crop from their high schools.   Unfortunately, this school was no more than a poser public government funded school juicing the students and their family of their life just so they can finish their studies there.  

Yes, I am talking about the University of the Philippines who has long been just a fake school for the scholars ng bayan.  If students who are studying there are real scholars they won't have to be reprimanded or asked to stop schooling because they were not able to pay their tuition for 3 months because it is the university rule?  They are no more like a  domain name registration service  who puts your domain name for auction as soon as you are not able to re-register it a month after your subscription expires. Although there are domain registry who will give you a couple months before they put your domain for auction.  

But then again domain registry is a business. A school is not.   So our government should be looking deep into the University of the Philippines (U.P.)classification , is it a public university or a private university?  If it is a public school students who are enrolled there won't have tuition problems. Seriously.   Scholars ng bayan having tuition problems?

I was a scholar ng bayan, I studied at a university with government subsidy.  I did not have problems with my tuition fee there.

What I heard, U.P. went overboard with their tuition fee after some filthy rich politicians kid couldn't get in there because he didn't pass the UPCAT.   That was the university rule, you can't get in there if you don't pass the UPCAT.   But with this politicians money and influence in the government he was able to twist and bend some rules which gave way to rich not so genius kids to get in because they have the money!  This is also the reason behind this stupid review schools you need to enroll on for those high school graduates who want to get in U.P.  and those other prestigious private schools.  This is to give the rich kids who wants to put in their biodata that they graduated in one of the country's supposedly BEST University for the BEST Scholars ng Bayan!

In my opinion U.P. needs to be reminded what is a scholar ng bayan.  There shouldn't be another 16 year old girl die because she can't pay her tuition.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

First Period -- Mommy Moments

Today was my daughter's First Period  and yes, this mommy has to blog about it. Not because you care to know or you need to know but because I want to remember and put on track the day my baby became a young lady!

If you know me enough, you'd know how I felt anxious for awhile thinking of the what could have beens and what if's.  My baseless fears on how my daughter will deal with was stomped out of my head and my life now that she has her monthly.  Oh My! Motherhood.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SM Babies Special Moments Exhibit

I'm sure most of the moms in here shopped at SM for their babies needs. In fact I think most of us shopped for our kids nursery even when the baby was still in our wombs.  SM definitely got it all for us and just recently, they formally launch the SM Babies that will cater to all the babies needs, our babies from 0 to 2 years old .  The launched was celebrated with  a photo exhibit the . Read more about this here: SM Department Store Formally Launched SM Babies with Special Moments Exhibit

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Affordable ShapeWear from Lady Grace Intimates

I always thought expensive is always the best when it comes to undergarments.  In fact, I never bought an underwear that is not a well-known brand so when I was invited at the Lady Grace Intimates: An Intimate Event with Diana Meneses I didn't know what to expect but that the fact about the new endorser and about the underwear.  I did not expect that this brand was 50 years in the business already and that they have super affordable shapewear that is comfy and snug and quality is just amazing!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm Not A Fan Of The Starbucks Planner. Period!

Let me tell you a story about a  Starbucks counter girl who was so  tactless and quickly judge me in just a few minutes after taking my order of a simple Grande Pepermint Mocha and a doughnut and I declined her offer for a sticker to collect so I can get my hands on the so-called "most coveted" planner in the country.  Duh!

Starbucks Counter Girl (SCG): Ma'am do you collect stickers?
Me: No.
SCG:  Why ma'am you are not a fan of our planners?  Or you don't plan?
Me: What?
SGC: Hehe!
Me:  No. I use digital planners because I'm an environmentalist. Stoopid! (no, I didn't say stoopid out loud but I wish I did!)
SGC: Oh! (and she went on talking about their planner that people rave so much about it everyone wants to have it bla bla and that she will still give me a collect a sticker card in case I change my mind)

Stoopid girl. If she was not pregnant and I was in a bad mood. She would have heard from me or have experienced the same as that Lady Guard and that Amalayer Girl.  Good for her I was in a good mood and I don't want to stoop to her level, so I let her pass.

This incident happened at Starbucks Fully Booked at Fort Bonifacio Global City in High Street Taguig.   This happened in December 2012 and the girl had short hair and was pregnant then, I dunno if she gave birth now o is on leave .  While being chatty with the customers is good, counter people should also be mindful of what they say because sometimes they can be really tactless and offensive.


Planners, Planners, Everywhere but do you actually bring it everywhere you go, fill it up and use the coupons inside?

There are a hundred of types of planners out there.  Each end of the year, every cafe, store, banks, etc. have one to give to their customers or as collectibles.  While they all look cute.  Most of them are too bulky to be carried around anywhere you go.  

Why would I actually need a heavy and bulky planner when I have my Galaxy Tab, and my HTC Phone with me where I can write down my events and plans for the day.  It is most convenient as it can alert me of a schedule I have a day, an hour or a minute before it happens.  A paper back bulky planner does not have that feature.

I also like to have my planner personalized as I can.  In fact I used to make my own planner.  Handmade and crafted with love.  I'm artsy like that.

But now that I am practicing to recycle and waste too much paper or plastic, I decided not to make those planners anymore or collect one for they will just collect dust on my book shelf or table.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Refrigirator Maintenance

I'm sure most of you experienced overstocking your refrigirators last Christmas with left over meals and other food products. Admit it or not, our refs are often neglected and some food are left in there until they are rotten and full of mildew.   It happens when we are too busy with other chores and always put cleaning the fridge for the other day when we are not too busy.

I have to admit my fridge had suffered a lot of damages because of carelessness.  The glass compartment separating the vegetable broke and well, I don't know where to find parts for it so I let it be.    I'm now looking at frigidaire refrigerator parts in this accessories site of frigidaire but haven't seen he part I needed.   However, I found some fridge accessories that I can use with my ref like the odor control disk that will ease out those unpleasant smell from the forgotten foods I store inside.   I am also interested with the touch up-pen that comes in four colors, silver, white, black and glacier that will hide all the scratch on the surfaces easily without having to ask for a whole body repaint! Isn't that convenient!  I'm also interested with that Pure Air carbon filter to control the unpleasant smell in the fridge.

Aside from these accessories they also have dairy covers, ice trays, wine racks that can comes in all sizes and will fit all types of fridge size.

The site is very user friendly, they have the buying guide so you can get the right size and specifications you needed for your fridgidaire!

Aside from refs they also products for washing machine, freezers and other kitchen and laundry furnishings and machines.  Problem is they are only available in US, Canada and Mexico!  Which will make me go to my nearest hardware store of refs and aircondition center to find parts I needed..

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Join Earthlingorgeous 5th Blogversary Dream Makeover Giveaway!

Earthlingorgeous 5th Blogversary Dream Makeover Giveaway!  3 winners will experience a full makeover with new hairdo, new outfit, makeup makeover, and a spa treat! 2 winners will win  a hair and makeup makeover with Tony Galvez!  3 bloggers who will blog about the contest will get a beauty loot from the makeover sponsors L'Oreal Paris Philippines, Shu Uemura Philippines, Lancome Philippines, Estee Lauder Philippines and Adore and Aqua Fragrances!  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

HELP! An Appeal To Give This New Born Baby Boy A Chance To Live

The situation is really heart breking.  A new born child needs an OPEN HEART surgery as early as possible.  The mother, who is a blogger friend would like to ask for help to those who have something to spare and share.  Any help you can will be very much appreciated.   An angel needs our help.  May the good Lord bless all those who can help.  Thank you so much! HELP! An Appeal To Give This New Born Baby Boy A Chance To Live

Friday, January 4, 2013

SM North EDSA End of Season Sale!

Planning to update your look and your kids wardrobe? Well, head on to SM North EDSA End of Season Sale which starts today January 4, 2013- January 13, 2013! Up to 70% off on selected items from fashion brands, beauty products, shoes, bags, and more!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Something For Your Tired Damaged Feet

My daughter likes to walk barefoot around the house.  She's flat footed and she stomps and jumps like it doesn't hurt her.  I tried what she does and ouch!  She doesn' t really care or doesn't hve a clear concept of pain.  She's just a jumpy girl and you can't stop her!  Because of her carelessness her soles suffered a lot.  Cracked heels and callouses everywhere.  I can't even imagine how it got that way but I m not surprised her feet does really take a lot of beating from her.  Plus the fact that the cool weather does contribute for our skin to get really chapped and dry.   I am glad Watson's gave me the Le Couvent Des Minimes gift pack for Christmas and it included the Hiker's Foot Healer in it.  I've been using it on my daughter's feet since then and I see the wonderful effect it does on her foot.  Here are the 5 Things To Love About The Le Couvent Des Minimes Hiker’s Foot Healer – A Review.