Showing posts from April, 2016

Live with the King

I'm actually a Huawei user since December of last year. The phone I was using before my Huawei was other brand we got from my husband's older sister was acting up already, and since I was desperate for a new phone (I need it for blogging purposes hehe) and we're tight in budget, the husband gifted me a Huawei one! It was not that expensive but is surprisingly a good phone! I opted for a better camera than an up-to-date OS one because I think I needed a better camera more than the latter. Huawei do have a great camera phone that has an up-to-date OS in the same time, but it would be on a pricier side. We have a certain budget for a phone, so we decided to buy the Huawei Honor 4C- it was a pretty great phone in fairness!

Now let's talk about this new model from Huawei, the Huawei Nexus 6P.
It looks classy I must say -and I like it! And I like that it has a 5.7" screen - I like phones that has big screens for watching purposes! Hihi! I like watching Youtube on my ph…

Our Daily Routine with a Toddler

O U R   D A I L Y    R O U T I N E
In the morning when she wakes up, I change her diaper, and we would go downstairs to have breakfast and play for a while. As much as possible I don't give her milk just yet so that she would be used to having solids every morning. 
After a couple of hours, let's say 2-3 hours, that's when Maco become moody or rather, sleepy. She would throw tantrum at everything; because I won't let her go out, because it's too hot already, I won't let her throw the TV's remote control, I won't let her stand on the sofa's edges, and so on. I swear, it would be about everything, even for making her drink her water. *insert straight face here*  So when she turns grumpy, that's the sign that she needs to take a nap already.
When her father goes home at lunch and would peek in our room, more likely she would wake up. IDK how and IDK why, she just wakes up. Mostly her father wouldn't be near her yet, he would just open the door …

Press Release: Eau Thermale Avene Exhibit Takes SM Aura by Storm

Last March 14-20, SM Aura Premier held its Beauty Fair that features your favorite beauty brands at awesome and discounted prices. The week-long exhibit was highlighted by a weekend sale that gave shoppers as high as 70% discount.

Eau Thermale Avène, the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe, can be considered the star of the show as its booth was the busiest. Avene exhibited its various line of Skin Essentials, Dry Skin and Anti-Aging. The booth was accented by a posh flower care that ranges from Sun Care, Hypersensitive, Skin Care, Cleanance, wall design that acted as a photo wall for all visitors.

Food Review: California Pizza Kitchen, BGC

My niece and nephew has been a fan of this restaurant since the first time they ate there. Whenever we're out, the two would always tell their mom to eat at "California Pizza Kitchen!" with so much excitement and persistence. Haha!

Keep Your Little One Cool this Summer

It's been really hot here in the Philippines, and now that it's summer already, I think the heat tripled! No exaggeration at all! Just like yesterday, April 12th, the heat index went up to 50+ degrees C (sorry IDK how to do the degree sign) if I'm not mistaken! It's the hottest since the 40+ degrees C in 2014! And apparently those who are more prone to heat stroke are kids under 5 years of age, and our senior citizens! Oh no!

And with the heat, my problem is my little girl, and the kids/babies in general. It's hard for them esp. to the parents to see their kids so irritated by the heat or worse being sick, plus let's be real, it would be costly! And no one likes that! So I would like to share with you some tips~ on how to help your little one with today's heat. These may work for my little one, and may not work for your little one, though I really hope they do!

Smart Parenting Baby Shower 2016

Mommies these days are so lucky! I, myself included, of course! With all the workshops, seminars, and all here and there - Mommies today would know what to expect good and/or bad, and so we're able to prepare for it!  I am just so excited that I got to be part of this year's Smart Parenting Baby Shower! Nope, I don't have another baby on board yet. Hihi ;) Oh how I wish I was able to join the year I was preggy with my Little Munchkin, but nonetheless, I still learned a LOT from this!

Smart Parenting, the largest parenting news and lifestyle brand in the country, celebrates the joy and thrills of the first stages of being a mother with its annual Baby Shower. “A lot of expectant mothers look forward to the Smart Parenting Baby Shower as it has become a venue for interactive and hands-on learning, as well as fruitful dialogues among mothers about the wonderful and exciting journey of pregnancy,” said Lei Dimarucut-Sison, Smart Parenting Managing Editor.

Smart Parenting, toge…

Zoomanity Group Theme Parks | The Happiest Places

Who doesn't love FUNandEXCITEMENT?  Let Zoomanity Group Theme Parks spell them for you.
Z O O B I C   S A F A R I Zoobic Safari Tigers. Crocodiles. Snakes. Lizards. Those were just some of the animals you can see in Zoobic Safari. It is one tourist attraction you will find at Subic Bay Freeport’s Forest Adventure. Embracing a fifty hectare land, local and foreign guests can expect an astonishing sight of diverse exotic animals roaming and frolicking in their simulated natural habitat. It features a wide range of habitats present in the forest due to the terrain, presence of streams, and fringing grasslands. These represent the major habitats for varied exotic animals featured in Zoobic Safari Adventure Park which is the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines with more than 50 tigers. Don't forget also the usual breed of tigers and lion which is known as Ligers. Address: Group I, Ilanin Forest Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic Bay Freeport Zone Ticket rates: Adult – P545.00 Kids - P445.0…

Our Holy Week 2016

I've been spending Holy Week with the Ibanez's for quite some time now and I haven't spent the Holy Week like how they spend it. I don't really remember when I was younger - when I was 7-9 years of age on how we spent the Holy Week back then. But when I moved in Manila - to my biological father's place, we would go to Tarlac and spend the Holy Week there. I've seen men carrying a cross as their penitensya or penance. And some men do this . Kindly click it if you want to see it, and just a reminder, it's graphic, hence I didn't want to put it on here. :)

When I first saw that, I was shocked! I mean, why would they hurt themselves! But, I think we just need to respect their beliefs and/or traditions as that is how they've been doing it since Idk when. And what we do in Tarlac during the Holy Week was just swim, eat, watch TV, and nothing more. We didn't really do what other Catholics do during the Holy Week because my biological father's of a…

Let's Prevent Cervical Cancer Now

Cervical Cancer is still one of the top killers of women in in the Philippines, greater awareness is still needed to curb this preventable disease.

Cervical Cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer but despite this, it still ranks as one of the leading causes of death among Filipino women today. According to the Department of Health (DOH), while the number of cases of cervical cancer is decreasing in developed countries like the United States, it is on the rise in the Philippines.

Cervical cancer is commonly caused by the Human Papillomavirus. The HPV 16 and 18 viruses are commonly associated with the prevalence of cervical cancer among Filipino women. Risky sexual practices, sexual intercourse at young ages, use of injectable contraceptives and even smoking are identified as the reasons for the development of this disease. 

Though cervical cancer can be fatal if not caught in its early stages, it is very treatable and can easily be detected through a Pap Smear test. A Pap Smear…

Where to find affordable Books?

Even before I gave birth to Maco, I've been buying books for her already! I got a little too excited on the thought of reading her bedtime stories, I think.

I knew BookSaleeven before, I've been buying from them since I was in high school, I just don't know why I totally forgot about it when I was trying to find on where I could buy affordable children's books for Maco. I guess because I don't see BookSale as often as I do before anymore. *no BookSale near our area

I tried to find books online, there were some great finds, yes. But I still think it's a little out of the budget. Haha! I'm so kuripot, I know. Well, I guess I'm just being practical because I'm also going to give birth that time! Hence I was trying to find the most affordable ones, and I'm not just pertaining to books. But of course, we cannot pass up the quality! Quality is a must.

Other than BookSale, there's another bookstore that sells affordable books, it's Chapters &am…