Showing posts from January, 2016

When Moms say their Baby's age in Months instead of Year

"Aww your baby's so cute! How old is she/he?"
"16 months!"

I don't know why, but it just irks me sometimes when other moms say the number of months instead of the year. I mean, is it too hard to say "my baby's 1 year old", so they say "my baby's 123456789 months!". I know most of the moms out there would roll their eyes, raise their eyebrow at me and would be saying "why the hell you care!".

It's just that some moms (like me), but mostly dads doesn't really get it. I think it's harder to understand. I mean if you're asked with your age and if you're 26, do you say 312 months? Just to make things more simple, can it be said with just the year, if the child reached a year old already?

Or maybe, it would be better if it would be said as... "1 year and 4 months!" I guess it's easier to understand than when answering "16 months".

 Well, I'm just saying... Peace

Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Year 7

The 7th year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) proves to be even more exciting as it gathers 55 schools and universities from NCR, Ilocos, Bicol, Central and Southern Luzon and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao. The nation’s best culinary teams will showcase their culinary prowess on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, Manila.
The Ajinomoto® UCC is an inter-school culinary competition where foodies and culinary enthusiasts meet with a common dedication to unite taste and health in food preparations. UCC is part of Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s advocacy to promote the benefit of umami taste in preparing deliciously nourishing recipes. Through its food brand slogan “Eat Well, Live Well.®”, Ajinomoto hopes that future chefs and nutrition professionals will create more deliciously nourishing food for Filipino families to enjoy and live life to the fullest.
The panel of judges is composed of Food and Nu…

So, how was my 2015?

As you all know, I had a baby December of 2014, and by 2015, she was already a month old. Well, duh. I may have some sleepless nights on the first month, but it was fine!
The first part of 2015 for us, Joshua and I, was pretty rough! I had just a baby and the hospital bills was so damn high! I really did my best to not stay there for more than 2 nights so that it would not go much higher! And that is why we are so thankful for my family and his family for helping us! Joshua and I were really, really thankful! :)
We had just enough for every month; for Maco's check-up, for our groceries, bills, and Joshua's baon to work, so Joshua and I were really careful with our health, most especially with Maco's because we can't afford an unplanned check-up, or worse, being confined. Thankfully, we didn't have serious health issues last year! Thank you Lord! Hoping for a healthy 2016 and the coming years for us as well!

I was surprised with Maco's vaccine price, I actually…

Welcoming 2016 out of the Metro

My father-in-law, planned an out-of-town trip with her wife last Dec. 30th; my mother-in-law, wanted the whole fam to tag along since her children are complete for this year's holiday. Not sure if that's the real reason, I just made that one up! Haha! But, maybe!

Planning for Valentine's Date with Your Love One/s?

Tired of the usual Valentine's date with your love one? Why not bring your love ones with you! Hey, I'm talking about your family and friends, okay!

Why not throw a party with your family or friends? Wouldn't that be so cool? Who says Valentine's Day is for couples only? Of course not! I bet it would be happier if you're with your love onesss, playing charades and stuff. It's easy now-a-days as there are many event spaces all over the country! Or even abroad! So you and your family could just take your pick!

But your family, friends, and even you doesn't have the luxury of time to check each and every venues for the party? We're living in the 21st century, and yes, internet is our friend! With just a couple of clicks here and there, you're done. No hassle.

So how to do it? Easy. There's this website called Venuerific, and all you have to do is click, click, click.

Venuerific makes it super easy to find, compare and book function venues for your nex…

The Gruffalo - Live in Manila

“Irresistibly charming!”The Times, UK
“Monstrous fun!”Daily Mail, UK

“No. 1 Children’s Show!”The Independent, UK
“An altogether winning performance!”New York Times

MANILA — Let The Gruffalo introduce your little ones to the magic and wonder of world-class theatre! Showing at the RCBC Theatre from January 27 to 31, 2016, don’t miss out!
Join Mouse on an adventurous journey in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the award-winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Mouse sets off on a daring adventure through the deep dark wood in search of hazelnuts, meeting the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the party mad Snake on the way. Will the story of the fabled Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these wily woodland creatures? Armed with only a nut map and a little courage, Mouse must outwit them all, and after all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?
Songs, laughs and scary fun for children aged 3 and up and their adults, in a show that’s tou…

Our Christmas 2015

For last year's Christmas (kung maka-lastyr parang sobrang tagal hehe), we did what we usually do during Christmas, we celebrated it at my mother-in-law's side of the family at Palanan, Makati right after we heard mass here in Guadalupe.

We came there almost 11 in the evening already, and since there were a lot of children there, of course my little munchkin played along with them! Well, not literally along with them, but she played; like screamed here and there, ran here and there kind of play. She was excited! Hahaha!
We didn't notice the time until it was past 12 midnight already! It's Christmas time!! And also my brother-in-law's birthday! Woot!
We greeted each other, had Christmas dinner, exchanged gifts, and played games right after! Oh, and Maco? Well, she stayed up while the kids were playing games! But when it was the adults' turn na, she feel asleep! Too bad my little munchkin didn't see Mama and Papa danced it off during the newspaper dance game…

Rest in Peace, Half-blood Prince

Alan Rickman or who most of us know as Prof. Severus Snape from the Harry Potter movies, dead at the age of 69. :(

Rest in peace, Half-blood Prince. Thank you.

“" he whispered. The green eyes found the black, but after a second, something in the depths of the dark pair seemed to vanish, leaving them fixed, blank, and empty. The hand holding Harry thudded to the floor, and Snape moved no more.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Maco's First Birthday Party (Part 2)

For this part, I'm going to share what happened on the birthday itself!
December 13th, my little munchkin's actual date of birth was also the time we will be celebrating her first birthday! I thought of celebrating her birthday before or after her actual birthday but having it after her actual birthday would be too near for Christmas and I bet it would be crowded in malls already or it would be difficult to reserve a venue; and if before naman, we weren't ready pa because the husband always say 'malayo pa naman'. :-/

It's already done anyway, so it's fine na! Hahaha!

Maco's First Birthday Party (Part 1)

I've been thinking of her first birthday party since I gave birth to my little munchkin; on where to celebrate it, what would the giveaways be, the theme, etc. Nope, totally not kidding! I'm that excited!

Months passed, and we're going near her birthday!

November came, and that's when I thought we should have the venue already. I know, I think it's kind of last minute, I should've had the venue two months earlier. It slipped my mind that since her birthday is in December, many people would be reserving for their Christmas parties! Yes, as early as December 13th!

We were choosing between Jollibee and McDonald's for her first birthday venue. We've been to Jollibee parties at BGC and we liked it! The hosts were funny and really lively! I've been to a McDonald's party before, but it's been years since, so I don't remember much about it already. You may be thinking why we were just choosing between the two, well because we thought these two …

My First Mommy Bloggers Philippines Christmas Party and A Little Blogging Background

I've been blogging since I was a teenager, it was just like a journal at the time, telling how my day went and all. My blog posts were also mostly about me being emo and sh*t (Lol!), hey I also went through that emo phase as a teenager. I was full of angst and hate. Lol! Remembering it makes me laugh and embarrassed because why the hell was I full of hate! Hahaha! But I'm fine now. As what Kris Aquino says "love, love, love!".

I stopped blogging when I entered college. I got so busy with plates here and there. When I became irregular though, I think I started writing again. But that didn't last long.

Last year, I started blogging again when I became pregnant with my little munchkin, Maco. I had nothing to do at home and I've been itching to do something productive so I thought, "what the hell, im'ma blog!" Lol. So here I am now, a mother and still blogging! *wink

So how did I became a member of Mommy Bloggers Philippines?

I found out about Momm…