Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dinosaurs Around the World Exhibit at the Mind Museum

My 5-year-old daughter just loves dinosaurs. I actually thought of going to Pampanga just to visit the Dinosaur Island, but it's just too far and we didn't have the time and budget. That's why when I found out that there's going to be a Dinosaur exhibit in Mind Museum, I looked for tickets online right away. I saw the Dinosaurs Around the World promo in Metrodeal last December and I bought it right away.  I knew I just have to have it so my family come and see the moving dinosaurs. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Converge ICT lends support to “My Dream in a Shoebox"

Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. recently lent its support to the “My Dream in a Shoebox” Gift-Giving Day activity for the benefit of the Payatas Orione Foundation. The event was held at the Mother of Divine Providence church grounds located in Payatas, Quezon City.

“My Dream in a Shoebox” is a long-running project that collects and distributes shoeboxes filled with
school supplies to poor and underprivileged Filipino children around the country. It is spearheaded by TeamAsia together with the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IBPAP).

My First Web Commercial of Moringa-O2

This actually happened 2 years ago when I won a contest sponsored by Moringa O2. I simply submitted to them my entry on how their products improved my lifestyle. More specifically, I used their Moringa oil to my yellowish toenail for 2 months and the oil eventually healed it. The people from the agency handling Moringa-O2 contacted me and scheduled for the shoot. 

The day of the shoot arrived. From Paranaque, I went to Pasig via cab. I was at the place at 5:30AM and we waited for other people to arrive. There were 5 of us who are going to do a web commercial plus the staff. We stayed in a big house with lots of rooms. I was assigned a bedroom where I can memorize my lines and relax while I wait for my turn. The others have started to do the shoot in different areas of the house - some at the living room, the kitchen, the lanai, etc. Mine was done at the stairs going down to the living room.  My work started at around 11AM. 

I thought everything was going to be easy, but it wasn't. Saying the exact same lines over and over again with a bright smile facing the camera while I think of what I will do next is very exhausting. Sometimes I would forget the lines because I was so nervous, but thankfully I have an assigned assistant who wrote my lines on a Manila paper and holds it as she stands by the camera so I can see them. After the shoot, my respect to actors, actresses, and even directors just leveled up because redoing scenes, again and again, is no joke. It's seriously hard work and dedication.

We were able to finish at the end of the day at around 4PM. After the shoot, we were given our cash prize plus a thousand-peso worth of Moringa products. 

You can view my commercial below: 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

My $20 Paypal Cash Giveaway (International Giveaway)

$20 Paypal giveaway

Happy New Year!!! To celebrate the new year with joy, I want to start my 2018 with a simple Paypal Cash Giveaway! This giveaway is open internationally. All I need from you is that you have a Paypal email so that I can simply send you the prize instantly. Simply follow the instructions from the Rafflecopter below.

*Reminder: Please Like my Facebook page ( This is very important. 

Update: Congratulations to the winner, Karrie Millheim! Thanks for joining, guys! Please stay tuned for more giveaways soon. 

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Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day! The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It we’re splashing through puddles and trying not to get wet! Curl up on the couch or kick your legs up in bed and enter some giveaways while it’s raining during April.  Enjoy entering all of the fun giveaways on each blog.

Hop along to each blog for your chance to win awesome prizes:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Salu-Salo at the 5th Filipino Bloggers Network Get Together Party

It was a night of fun, surprises and sharing during the annual Get Together party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, last December 12 at Salu Restaurant in Quezon City.

With almost 2,000 members across the country, FBN continues to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members through discussions and posting opportunities from different brands and PR partners as moderated by co-admins Divine Reyes and Richard Mamuyac. MetroBuzz Bloggers, led by its admin Lariza Garcia, even made the event more fun-filled and exciting in its fifth year.

Monday, January 1, 2018

I Booked Our Holiday Staycation Using AirBnb in Shell Residences

During Christmas break, I thought of having a staycation with my family just to relax and have fun. I started looking for cheap hotels that can accommodate 2 adults and 2 kids for 3 days and 2 nights online. That's when I remembered I still have 1,200 credits in AirBnb that I can use for my bookings, so that's when I considered trying to stay in a condo instead of a hotel simply because it's cheaper and to use my discount.  It was my very first time to use AirBnb and our first time to stay in a condo instead of a hotel. I really thought there wouldn't be much difference not until we actually experienced staying in one. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Feeding the Hungry This Holiday Season Thanks to #LightTheWorld Campaign

This holiday season, I volunteered to participate in the #LightTheWorld campaign by The theme is to "Feed the Hungry" and it's up to us to decide how we plan the event. I personally suck at planning events, so I simply did what I thought was best - to buy the food myself and hand them out to those in need. I wanted to make it as simple, but meaningful as possible.

Feed the Hungry

Day one. For the first day, I decided to order 50 burgers from a popular fast food store in our area and then I plan to give them out to the street children in our neighborhood.

We spotted the area where the kids usually go to and that's where we handed the burgers. I don't want it to become similar to a political event like having banners with my name on it and then having a ceremony, no. I just wanted to give food and make them happy. After giving them food, this is the result: genuine smiles.

The kids after getting their free burgers. The others were too shy to be included in the picture. Their smiles are really amazing. 

Day two. I bought some groceries such as noodles, rice, eggs, canned goods, coffee, toiletries, and more to be donated to St. Rita Orphanage in Paranaque, Metro Manila.

I also made sure to bring my family along especially the kids for them to know what impact giving could do to other people. 
I wanted it to be a surprise so we simply went to the place and handed the goods. The orphanage is a non-government organization that currently houses 25-30 orphans. They do not receive government funding so they rely solely on donations, which is why I decided to help them out this holiday season.

We arrived one rainy afternoon at around 4pm. The kids were having a simple party hosted by a 3rd party organization. When we arrived, we briefly introduced ourselves to one of their volunteers. We met sister Esmeralda, the person-in-charge of the organization. When she saw us and heard our cause, we saw how happy and how sincerely thankful she was. When I saw her reaction (I really wished we were able to video it), I was almost teary-eyed. At that moment, I was truly glad and thankful I participated in #LightTheWorld campaign because I was able to see and feel what giving could do to you and it feels so wonderful.

A visit to St. Rita Orphanage
Day 2: Visit to the Orphanage
We're not allowed to take pictures of the kids, but here's a picture of my family with sister Esmeralda. Our meeting was very brief because she also needs to tend to her other guests, which is totally fine. I do intend to come back soon and hopefully get an interview. If you want to help out, you may check their website at

Day Three. I'm not even sure if I have to put this here, but I did anyway. On the 3rd day, since I still have a few bucks left on my budget, I decided to buy some cat food for the stray cats in our village. I see them go in our neighbor's trash every day to look for food, so today I decided to give them some proper cat food. They're quite easy to lure actually. Just leave food in a bowl and they'll eventually come. The bag is enough for a few days of feeding so I hope to make them full for the holidays.

Day 3: Feed the Animals. 
So that's my 30-day story of doing something for others. I have to say it has been the highlight of my holidays. I guess I have reached a point in my life where I easily get overwhelmed with the simple things I do to others. The feeling is incomparable.

This concludes my #LightTheWorld campaign. God bless for letting us participate in such a great program. You really have lifted my soul. 

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