Thursday, September 29, 2016

Things to Consider in Planning Your Hotel Staycation

The holidays is right round the corner and I’m pretty sure having a hotel staycation with your family is running around your mind lately. My family and I had our previous staycations within the Metro like our staycation in Dusit Hotel and in Raffles Makati. And from our experiences, allow me to share with you some things to consider to help you plan your staycation.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Unboxing Japan Fun Box

Last week, I received a post card from Paranaque Post Office that a parcel is waiting for me to be picked up. So within the week, I had someone pick it up at the post office, paid P90+ for the fees, and to my excitement, a Japan Fun Box straight from Japan was waiting for me to be reviewed. We were so excited to open it most especially my kids who couldn't wait to see what's inside.

Just an overview, the Japan Fun Box or Japanese Candy and Snack box is a subscription box from Japan where you may receive monthly Japanese snack goodies right at your doorstep. They offer three types of boxes depending on the contents you want; the more the contents, the higher the monthly fee is.

Here's a graphic illustration on how it works: 

 Now,  let's check out below what's inside the Japan Fun Box they sent me: 

This is the box

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

My Toddler Does Not Drink Her Medicine

After my daughter's 3-day hospitalization due to her acute bronchitis, her pediatrician prescribed an antibiotic, Cefuroximeaxetil,  that she should take twice a day when we get home. We didn't think much of it. We simply purchased it and after dinner time, I tried to let her drink it. I never thought I would have any problems with it until she tasted the antibiotic - and  she really, really hated it. This is the first time we experienced this kind of reaction from her. She couldn't drink the rest of the medicine from the teaspoon even with water. She even spits the water out. She cried so hard and she even pooped because of her resisting the medicine. We did manage to let her drink some of it, but that's that. By the way, she is only 4 years old. 

The medicine that my little tot dislikes very much
Then morning came and she needs to drink the antibiotic once again. We thought it would be different this time thinking that she would accept it, but it's the same as before. She still cried hard. She held on to me and she waited for the medicine to somewhat disappear. My husband and I thought that our nightmare would end the moment we checked out the hospital. We didn't think that we would still have problems when we get home such as letting her drink it. So like before, we managed to let her drink some of the medicine, but not the full dosage. That's the time we decided to go back to her pediatrician because we know this can't continue. 

Thankfully, her doctor is available during the afternoon so we went to her office right away for a consult. We explained to the doctor our predicament. After hearing our story, she also told us that she had a patient who had the similar experience. The patient really disliked the antibiotic, but they were able to let him/her drink it. But we insisted that our daughter really hated it and asked if she could prescribe a more "flavorful" medicine for her. I was so relieved that she prescribed a new one, an orange-flavored antibiotic named Cefixime. We will still go back on Thursday to observe the effects on her because the doctor isn't sure if the effect will be the same. So we decided to go with it because we really didn't have a choice. 

During night time, we let her drink it and to our relief, the experience was a breeze.  She liked the taste so we had no problem on letting her drink it. This antibiotic is 400 pesos more expensive than the last one, but it's all worth it as long as my daughter drinks it without hassle. I just hope its effect is the same or better than the original prescribed medicine. 

So there you have it. If your little one doesn't like the medicine, tell your pediatrician right away and see if he/she can prescribe a different one to prevent unpleasant experiences that can hinder your child's health development. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

My Daughter Was Confined in Paranaque Medical Center

It was that fateful Thursday, September 15, when we rushed our little toddler to the hospital because she hasn't recovered with her flu or influenza. A few days earlier, she suffered 2 days of high fever (due to the flu) and then it disappeared on its own. We only gave her Tempra and then switched to Bioflu for kids. We thought she was going to be fine because she was fever-free for two days. But on the 3rd day, her temperature skyrocketed to 38.7 degree Celsius in a snap. We also noticed her cough did not disappear and she barely ate nor drank fluids. That was the time we decided to go to the hospital. 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

R U Tough Enough?

KIX, the ultimate destination of action entertainment in Asia, has brought back R U Tough Enough?(RUTE) 2016 - the nationwide search for the Toughest Pinoy.  Ten people, comprising of men and women, will be recruited to compete in a series of challenges that will test the limits of their physical strength, mental endurance and emotional resilience.  Only one will win the title of the “Toughest Pinoy” and a grand prize of PHP250,000.

If you think you have what it takes to be called the toughest Pinoy, click on this link to learn more about the competition:

Hurry, as online registration is only until September 15, 2016.

R U Tough Enough? Philippines is sponsored by Fisherman’s Friend, G-Shock and Fern-C, supported by venue partner SM City North EDSA, gym partner Gold’s Gym, supporting partners Columbia Sportswear and Mountain Hardwear, as well as cable partners Cablelink, Cignal TV, Destiny Cable, Gsat and SKYcable; and media partners,, Action Asia and Global News Network. 

More details including terms and conditions of the competition can also be found on the contest website Stay updated on the competition through KIX’s social media platforms, including Facebook:, Twitter: @KIXAsia, and Instagram: @KIXAsia.

KIX is available on Cablelink Ch.54, Cignal TV Ch. 133, Destiny Cable Ch.63, Gsat Ch. 18 and SKYcable Ch.63.

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