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Giveaway: Stephen's Gourmet

Who doesn't love a good cup of hot cocoa? I know I do! So, when I heard that Stephen's Gourmet is having a giveaway, I am eagerly and joyfully want to share it with my readers. Who would not want to have a luscious drinks at hand, eh? 
To make the deal even sweeter, I told them that I was SURE my readers would absolutely love the chance to win an awesome Stephen's Gourmet prize pack of their own. Stephen's Gourmet offers SO many yummy varieties of hot cocoa. These cocoa products are so delicious that when you have them, it will remind you of your childhood memoriesTwo of my other favorite Stephen's Gourmet hot cocoa flavors are Peanut Butter and Mint. Imagine a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup in a hot steamy cup of cocoa. Sounds good, doesn't it?
And... if I'm not in the mood for hot cocoa (like that'll ever happen!), I can always have apple cider. Yum! There's just something comforting about a warm drink... especially once the weather starts to…

Thinking of Putting Up a Small Business

In times like this, when almost everything is a bit expensive and the standard of living is getting high, it is not enough that you have a regular 8-5 job. You have to think of other alternatives to earn extra bucks. 
Have you ever thought of putting up your own small business? An online store or a small cafe, or even a barbershop? These are among the choices that will give you an ROI in just a few months after putting it up..
Have you ever think of becoming a franchisee of one of the globally known company like the Supercuts?
Here are the things you need to know on how to become a franchisee that will help you understand the new role being one.
As a Supercuts franchisee, the first thing you should know about running a hair care franchise is that you don't need to know anything about hair. The professional stylists you hire will handle that, and stay on the cutting edge thanks to ongoing education they will receive from Regis Corporation. Your only objective is running your business w…

NIKE CELEBRATES THE SPIRIT OF FILIPINOS WITH WE RUN MNL 2013

We Run MNL 2013 aims to inspire, motivate and unite Filipinos to move more, move better.


Manila, Philippines, 26 October 2013 – The Nike We Run MNL (Manila) returns for a third edition to inspire, motivate and connect runners around the world. On 1 December 2013, 15,000 runners are expected to take to the streets of the historical Marikina City and run the 10km in celebration of the spirit of unity that is significantly Filipino. 
“For this year’s race, we have incorporated the personality of the people of the Philippines to motivate and inspire them to lead a more active lifestyle. Filipinos are kindred spirits who, without hesitation, unite for a good cause and help each other. Taking this, we hope that every Filipino runner can inspire and motivate another and run the race together” says Courtney Cole-Faso, Country Marketing Manager, Nike Philippines. In the spirit of unity, runners must sign up for the race with a “buddy”. This is to encourage runners to constantly motivate each ot…

What Parents Should Know About Teething

Teething is one of those anxiety-provoking stages that all babies go through. Unfortunately, teething has been blamed for almost anything untoward that happens to babies such as fever, cough and colds, vomiting, diarrhea, and so on.
So first, let’s dismiss the myths about teething:
Teething does not cause fever. Teething does not cause cough and cold symptoms. Teething does not cause diarrhea or loose stools. Second, is your baby for sure teething? Let’s consider the following:
Timing is important. Even though there are some babies whose teeth erupt early, for the most part majority of babies experience this around six to nine months of age. Hence, it is very unlikely that a two-month-old baby would be teething—unless you in fact see the whitish edge of the tooth erupting from the gums. Typically, the first tooth to come in is the bottom, central one, followed by the upper central one. Drooling in babies is not a reliable indicator of teething. Four-month-olds usually drool a lot with or with…

For the Love of Music

I still recall growing up in a neighborhood that loves to play loud music. My father, particularly, would love to play songs every Sunday morning. Playing the songs of AirSupply, the BeachBoys, Patti Austin and the likes. I was like 7 or 8 years old then, my father never missed a weekend playing all his favorite songs the whole day! So, as I grew older, I learned to appreciate old songs.

That's to blame why even up to now, I still love listening to old music.

Isn't it wonderful to hear your favorite song being played with a very nice sound output using the top of the class speakers! It's always an investment spending much on high end products, some of which includes products like M-Audio BX5 D2 at Guitar Center which really provides a high quality audio.
Now that I am a mother two, I also wanted to impart to my kids the beauty of being a music lover. Starting off with my first born, who loves singing. :)
Beauty of old school music, classical ones, country music too, for m…

Kids at Play

As promised, I brought the kids to the City Park to have a little walk and short play. It's been a busy week for my eldest for she's been reading a lot, reviewing for her coming 2nd quarter exams next week.

I ask my father to bring us to the park and he gladly did, plus waited for us too. :)

My Yngrid is kinda grumpy that time.. She's already sleepy the moment we left the house, hence no smiles on her photos

Yngrid doesn't want to look at the camera.. :( Obviously so not in the mood..


But got the chance to capture one shot, when she's looking my way. Though not so nice shot.. At least, I have one.

Trying to walk on her own, little steps.. With her favorite hand gesture now- "lagot ka" :)

My ever ready model. My first born. She's no longer a baby... Perhaps a pretty young lady.. Time flies so fast!

The big sister enjoying the walk.. 
And really having fun pushing her little sister's stroller.. Showing the whole place to the little pea..


Finally, s…

Making Life Easy with Latch Clamp

Moving from one place to another is kinda difficult task, specially when you have loads of items to carry and move with you. 
We have lots of boxes to transfer then, having a hard time moving boxes from one place to another. 
If only there are things that can be used to make it easier to move one box securely, without breaking anything inside it. 
Found out just a few days ago that there is a thing called Latch Clamp. I could have used these thing way back in 2010, could have made life a little bit easy. I can work easily, while something is needed to be fastened securely. 
This item features:

Secure toggle locking actionSafe single handed operationInnovative controlled motionSimple setup and adjustmentClamp hook/arm moves and stays safely out of the way

Will definitely recommend this to my father who's also a "handyman" at their house.. :)

It All Started as a Hobby

It starts in many different ways. Some people started out using simple cameras, and later on found joy in capturing moments in still photos. Some are simply attracted to photography from the very beginning. While there are also others who got interested because they found out that they have a natural talent for taking pics. 
For most casual snappers who finally decided that they want to take photography to the next level, the most common challenge is where to start. Newly decided photographers are unaware of the basics and fundamentals of photography. 
You have to feel free when you are snapping and not mind everyone else. It is important to enjoy what you are doing. Stop getting conscious. Right now, it’s important that you get a feel first of everything. 
After getting to know raw photography and spending time with your camera, it’s time to learn the fundamentals. Ideally, taking classes is the game changer. Some people though do not have the time; some cannot afford the fees, whil…

Contraceptive Pills Against Acne

Anybody who’s ever had a run-in with pimples probably knows that there’s a large array of goods out there that all claim to get eliminate zits fast and efficiently. Unfortunately, there’s just not that one miracle product out there that will cure everybody’s pimples ailments. More often than not, anyone who is afflicted with acne pimples has to try and test out a variety of products before they discover anything that really works with them. It might be a long and frustrating road to travel down at times.
There are really many elements when it comes to determining what triggers acne in certain individuals. Cleanliness of the skin is one factor that is critical but not the main trigger. When experiencing acne skin breakouts, a clean, well moisturized facial area is essential to support prevent further attacks, but having a completely clean facial area at all times does not guarantee that it will be free of pimples for all of that time. Eating plan is another widely ignored factor that …

Cordlife Philippines Launches Umbilical Cord Banking

Manila, 17 October 2013Cordlife Philippines, the leading cord blood and tissue banking service provider in the country, continues its commitment to innovation with the launch of its newest service: umbilical cord banking. The offering allows expectant parents to store their newborn’s umbilical cord—and the stem cells it contains–for potential use in future therapeutic applications.



“The introduction of umbilical cord banking represents the latest milestone for Cordlife Philippines—one which reflects our dedication to introducing pioneering products and services to our customers,” said Jeremy Yee, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Cordlife Group Limited. “We take great pride in offering Filipino parents the additional option of storing their child’s cord tissue to help them further safeguard their family’s future.”
Banking on cells According to Dr. Arvin Faundo, Medical Director of Cordlife Philippines, the umbilical cord is abundant with two types of stem cells—epithel…

City Park at Night

Last Sunday after church, we went to the newly designed (lighted) City Park in San Pedro (front of the City Coliseum).

Took the chance to have another family photo.






The park is now well-lit at night. Previously, it's dull and dark, "no life". Teenager sweethearts and by-standers favorite place to hang out.



Lights were turned on every night to give life to the park and that the place will serve it's real purpose, to be used as a park for the residents of the city. 
You will no longer feel unsafe because it's no longer dark here. 

 City Park is just 15 minutes away from the city airport.

I am planning to bring the kids here at daytime so that they can enjoy playing here..


EFI's CEO Rajan Uttamchandani is a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

EFI's CEO Rajan Uttamchandani is a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards, he got featured on the front page of Business World on October 10.



“My background in businesses helps, because I can best create value when I understand the business. And when you believe what you’re consulting for, you can also provide financing for it.” 
-Rajan A. Uttamchandani







The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines 2013 will be announced on Oct. 16, 2013 in an awards banquet at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. The Entrepreneur Of The Year Philippines will represent the country in the World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2014 in Monte Carlo, Monaco in June 2014.
Read the story posted on Business World
Rajan Uttamchandani became involved in financing at a young age when he began working at his father’s company, Esquire International Financing, Inc. (EIFI). This experienced allowed him to gain knowledge and expertise in about every aspect of the industry. Mr. Uttamchand…

The New SSS Contribution Schedule

The new contribution schedule shall be implemented effective January 2014, for your guidance.





For the Love of Knifty Hats (Minions and Lorax)

One fine early morning, my kids and hubby just had fun wearing this hats I ordered online.

Our bunso doesn't want to wear one, good thing that her fellow models are good in convincing her.. Even for a short period of time, I got the chance to capture her here wearing one-eyed minion hat! :)

Join the Makati After Dark | Run and Survive Hallow Fest on October 31

Have you joined a fun run? Planning to celebrate Halloween with your friends?
JR Usi Presents, in partnership with the City Government of Makati and the Makati Tourism Office brings you Makati After Dark: Run and Survive Hallow Fest on October 31.


Run and survive against 3,000 zombies (you heard me right, 3,000 zombies!) will roam around the heart of Makati City's business district.

What makes this Halloween event different to other night fun run? Though if you're not a runner, you can enjoy other activities at Makati After Dark. There will be a HALLOWFEST, an all-nighter street festival featuring some of the country’s Top Bands. For car enthusiast, there will be a Car Show, GTMACCON (Filipino Comics and Cosplays), the metro’s Best Food stands and other side pocket events to keep you up ’til sunrise.





Registration is ongoing until October 31 or until slots are all filled up.

Participants below 13 will not be allowed, participants between 13-17 years will required a written parental …

Spend time with the kids this OCTOBER!

JOIN THE FUN CIRCUIT!!! Happening on October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 (every Saturday and Sunday) at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Mom and Me Fun Circuit gets you to do three different activities with the little ones!



Mom and Me is the first lifestyle event series that aims to strengthen the bond and love between moms and kids (and dads too!) through various activities they can do together like yoga, cooking, arts and crafts and more. This event will take the mom and kids participants all over the metro to discover the best places where they can do activities together.


*Pick up point will be in Ortigas.  Drop Off point will be in Mind Museum, Fort Bonifacio (Last Stop)
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! 
P750 is good for 1 pair of Mom or Dad and 1 Kid. Tickets are transferrable and may be given as gifts! 
Here's how to buy your tickets:  1. Complete the registration/reservation form viahttp://bit.ly/funcircuitreg 2. You will receive an email for payment instructions. All payment must be made via ban…

Late Post: Family Pictures

It's already been a month since we had this photo shoot.

Thank God we had a nice weather that day. I was having a pre-birthday photo session with my inaanak Mico, when the whole gang (my husband and kids) were with me.

Was able to take some snaps of us. :)

It's one great, fun-filled experience.. Might be doing this once a month or so. :)