Wednesday, September 18, 2019

How To Be Eco Friendly When Working on Your Car

Being more eco friendly is a worthwhile endeavor. It’s easy to be “green” by using less paper, recycling and cutting down on energy use, but what about when you’re working on your car? Are there ways to be eco friendly when most car products are anything but sustainable? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Here are a few ways to be more eco friendly when working on your vehicle and taking advantage of discounts on auto parts.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Discover What’s Standing Between You and Your Success in Preventing Hair Loss

Adulting comes in mysterious ways. Before you know it, there comes a time in your life that you have to stand up and say, “Enough is enough.” And that’s the day when you decide to change your life for the better. Who doesn’t want to become accomplished? Even the “gifted” and brilliant ones have to pay the price so as to realize their goals in life.
When we fail to eat on time, get enough exercise or sleep between seven to nine hours a day, we’re compromising our health and wellness as we reduce the maximum extent that our body must function. Consequently, the effects in our body may extend and manifest as early warning signs of hair loss.
Take it from celebrity beauty and salon expert Fanny “TF” Serrano, who once personally experienced such an ordeal.  For him, avoiding harsh synthetic solutions and choosing to use the right products with natural ingredients is a must and still the best way to deal with mane problems like losing or thinning of the hair. 

NovuhairNovuhair: Choose Natural

With this in mind, embracing natural healthy lifestyle is so important to achieve optimal health, best physical condition and healthy full head of hair. Health products made out of natural ingredients are way effective for better healing and maintaining our body’s lifelong function than those of synthetic ones. Rather than investing in those branded shampoos or other hair treatments, there’s a natural way to help arrest hair loss and help remedy its four early symptoms, namely, excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hair line, and bald patches.This is none other than NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Panda Panda: An All You Can Eat Buffet in SM BF

So we were strolling along SM BF Paranaque and we frequently walk by Panda Panda, a Chinese restaurant that offers ala carte food or a P299 buffet  At first, we ignore it because the place looked gloomy unlike the other popular buffet places. But one Saturday, we decided to try it out because the price of P299 per person isn't really that bad for a buffet. So we went in and gave it a go. 

Thursday, September 12, 2019

From Manila Going to Boracay Island 2019

Last June, we went to Boracay with my family as a treat to my daughter who just turned 7 years old. I asked my daughter whether she wanted a big party or go to the beach for her birthday, and she decided she wants to go to the beach, and so we decided to spend it in Boracay since we never went there before except my older sister. 

Manila To Boracay 2019
Delayed Flight (Air Asia)

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Requirements For a Self-Employed Loan

Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

People had lots of reasons why they would want to have a loan. If you’re self-employed, it’s mostly because you want to grow your business or simply because you need more money to cover your expenses.

If you were to apply for a loan in Social Security Service or in SSS, it would be easier to check if you’re eligible. You can simply log into their website, click “E-services”, then click “Apply for a Salary Loan,” which is the quickest loan a working individual could get. Right then and there, the website will check if you’re eligible for a loan or not. I just checked mine and it seems I’m not yet eligible for a loan because I haven’t completed a contribution of 6 consecutive months within the 12-month period. I completely understand this because I just started contributing 2 months ago as an voluntary member.

It’s a completely different process for banks or other financial institutions for self employed loans. According to CEO World , if you’re self-employed, banks would usually require 1-2 years of being self-employed and you need to submit to them the proof that you are. Lenders require personal and/or business bank statements with 12-24 months of deposits.  

Aside from bank statements, you would also need a good credit score. iMoney suggests that you get a good credit score if you have a good credit history. Having a good credit history, to summarize it, means if you had an approved loan before and you made sure to pay on time and keep your debts low, then you surely have a good score. Of course, missing a payment is sometimes unavoidable, so all you have to do is catch up and try not to miss a payment again. If a lender saw this in your credit report, explain to them that you underwent a bad time and you provide them with proof. It might increase your chances of getting your loan approved. iMoney also mentioned that having a good credit score isn’t a quick fix. You’ll need to be consistent, and to keep up your good credit behavior over many years.

Another common requirement that a lender would require you is asset documentation. Self-employed individuals need asset documentation to qualify for bank statement loans. Lenders would also want to know how you can pay them back once you don’t have any cash in your bank account. Your assets such as your bank assets (savings account, checking account, money market, certificate of deposits, etc.), motor vehicle assets, real estate assets, insurance policies, and even burial documents are included in your list of assets which the lender would review. Lenders want proof that you use finances from a quality source to put money down.

No matter what your reason is, having a bank loan (no matter what type) is a risk for both the lender and the borrower, and we really can’t blame the lenders if they want to fully check your financial credibility because in the end, they’re the ones who would suffer. As a responsible borrower and an individual, we do our best to pay them on time and be transparent with the lenders to prevent bigger problems.

If you have questions or concerns, let me know through the comments below. 

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Taking Care of Yourself After a Divorce

Photo by Eric Ward on Unsplash
In the US, divorce has been a common practice between spouses. According to American Psychological Association, 40-50% of married couples get divorced in the Unites States. In Tampa alone, according to 2013-2017 Community Survey which found that the overall divorce rate in Florida is 12.9% which keeps a Tampa divorce lawyer very busy.

On the other hand, divorce is a very delicate and controversial topic here in the Philippines. Divorce is not yet legalized here. It is being debated by almost everyone. Being a Catholic-centered country, the people’s opinions are divided. Many people want to legalize divorce yet there are also others who are against it. I personally understand both sides. Being a Catholic myself, as much as possible I don’t want Filipinos to take advantage of divorce once it has been legalized, but at the same time, I feel bad for those the battered wives (and husbands) who continue to experience torture or abuse from their spouses because they strictly believe that they should be together “for better or worse.”

But even if divorce hasn’t been legalized, we have what we call an “Annulment”. According to Wikipedia, annulment is a legal procedure within secular and religious legal systems for declaring a marriage null and void. Unlike divorce, it is usually retroactive, meaning that an annulled marriage is considered to be invalid from the beginning almost as if it had never taken place (though some jurisdictions provide that the marriage is only void from the date of the annulment.

This is the case that happened with my mom. It was a mess after the break up, but she eventually learned to stand up on her own. Here are the steps I learned from mom on how you take care of yourself after a divorce or an annulment.:
  1. You have to stop blaming yourself. It’s not your fault that your marriage failed. It’s normal to give your past a cry, but a month of crying is just enough. It’s no longer healthy for you. So it has to start from your mindset that it’s not your fault and instead of thinking that your life has ended and your younger years have been put to waste, think of it as a fresh start. What you wanted to do before your marriage or the things that your husband did not allow you to do, you now have the freedom to do so like starting your own business, enrolling yourself in a baking class, art school, music school, etc.
  2.  Talk to your friends or your relatives. It’s okay to talk about your problems. Most of the time, it helps you heal because you have a support system. When you know that you’re not alone, it’s easier to start fresh and start anew. Sometimes, friends can give you suggestions on what to do next.
  3.  Start to eat healthy. Even if you’re sad or feeling depressed, you can simply start eating healthy by eating fruits. You can eat apple slices for starters to replace unhealthy snacks. You can also eat high wheat cereals for breakfast. Fiber is the key. If you eat healthy then your mind will start to think healthy, too, and your body will follow allowing you feel happier and make better decisions in life.
  4. Move. When I say move, it can be going to the gym or simply have a walk in the park, go out and breathe the fresh air and notice the people around you. Exercise is most definitely good for the heart and good for your body, and helps you have a healthy lifestyle.

That's all for now. If you have more suggestions to add to the list, let me know by writing them in the comments below. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

Learning More About Personal Injury

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I admit personal injury is a topic that I personally know less about. I guess I have been lucky to have experience little or no injuries at all since I was child thus making me live a carefree life. I never thought much of the dangers lurking around me even though I was instructed to watch out for them. So I grew up, got married, had kids, and then something has changed. Thankfully, none of my immediate family has suffered any personal injuries yet except my husband who had an automobile accident during his teen years.

When we started to have kids, my husband explained to me the importance of being prepared and that includes having a personal injury lawyer. It may not be that popular here in the Philippines, but he said just having a contact with a firm who specializes it will do. I also remember my great grandma who visited us from Florida telling a story that one of her friends got into a car accident. Now there are many firms who process personal injury claims and one of them is Kinney, Fernandez, & Boire P.A.

Since I don’t know much about personal injury, I resorted to Wikipedia about what it is aside from the obvious. According to Wikipedia, personal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. Common types of personal injury claims include road traffic accidents, work accidents, tripping accidents, assault claims, and product defect accidents (product liability).

After learning that personal injury can also be linked to mind or emotions, then I thought to myself could bullying be included? Bullying is very common here in the Philippines especially in schools and it can really damage the student’s mental state when bullied severely. So the question is can I file a personal injury claim when one of my kids got bullied in school? After researching in the internet, here’s what I learned:

Here in the Philippines, we have the Anti Bullying Law (RepublicAct No. 10627) or the Act Requiring All Elementary and Secondary Schools to Adopt Policies to Prevent and Address the Acts of Bullying in their Institutions. The law says students, parents, or any member of the school administration may report bullying instances or act of retaliation that they have witnessed. Then school principal will either notify the police, take disciplinary administrative action, notify the parents or guardians of the bully, or notify the parents or guardians of the victim regarding the action taken to prevent any further acts of bullying.

In other words, depending on the type of bullying and the “damages” received by the victim, we can’t just file a personal injury claim just yet because we have to talk to the principal, the police, and everyone involved. But we can always have a consult with a lawyer about it to shed more light about the matter.

Aside from bullying, there are actually worse types of accidents and injuries that almost always require an attorney. In these cases, hiring a personal injury lawyer will be worth the fees you must pay him or her to represent you. This is because in some situations, only a qualified personal injury lawyer can obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and other losses.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Overnight Staycation at the Armada Hotel (A Hotel Review)

Last July 27, we decided to stay at the Armada Hotel in Malate, Manila simply to relax and unwind with the kids. I was also reading some good comments on Facebook about the hotel so I thought we should try it out. Thanks to our Agoda points, we were able to book it less than half its original price. 

Monday, August 5, 2019

Peppa Pig Celebrations Live at the Theater Solaire 2019

Circles Entertainment is bringing in our beloved Peppa Pig on a live performance which will be held on at The Theater at Solaire on August 24 & 25, 2019. There will be 2 shows per day, 2PM and another one at 5PM.

Peppa Pig’s Celebration tells the story of how truly special it is to collect and treasure shared memories. The play starts off as Peppa Pig arrives home to a special surprise Mummy Pig has been secretly working on. Peppa and George both too curious to wait, so Mummy Pig shares with them the surprise Family Photo Album, where they find a collection of precious pictures. 

This charming 85-minute* live show, is filled with family fun, friendship, teamwork, giant bouncing balls, lots of new songs, surprises and of course, snorts of laughter! We will be taken on a fun musical journey to remember with some of the family’s favorite memories which we are certain the whole family will love. 

Hurry and secure your tickets now at Ticket World via this link

The shows are supported by our partners: Dr. Kong Philippines, Business Mirror, Business World & Philippine Star. 
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Moms and Babies Can Now Enjoy Playtime Online and Win More, as Lazada and Pampers Celebrate their Second Super Brand Day on July 26

The first in-app livestream of#PampersGrandPlaydaywill showcase baby shower games, toddler playday, and a chance for parents to win up to P100,000 worth of prizes,exciting promos and packages.

Manila, Philippines, July 2019 –More than just tickles and giggles, play time with babies is crucial in unlocking the endless possibilities for their mental and social development. Play is how children learn about themselves, others, and the world around them, and is equally critical in building a child’s confidence, and all the fundamental skills they’ll need to grow up happy and healthy!

Parents are a baby’s first playmates so to support them in the critical and fun time of their lives that’s why Pampers, the world’s top selling diaper brand and Lazada, Southeast Asia’s leading online shopping destination, are teaming up again for their second Super Brand Day. On July 26 both brands will launch the first-ever online #PampersGrandPlaydaywith exciting deals and promotions parents and babies will surely enjoy.

“We are excited to be rolling out our Pampers Super Brand Day on LazMall for the second year in a row with #PampersGrandPlayday. Lazada is the one reliable platform through which Pampers can connect with our customers in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam and simultaneously, create limitless opportunities for babies to enjoy the wonderful world of play, taking it offline and now to our virtual screens,” said Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager.

Play Games and Win Prizes LIVE with Our Celebrity Moms and Dads!
During #PampersGrandPlayday on the Super Brand Day, Pampers will feature 20 moms and 20 babies who will be playing baby games live on the Lazada app at 12nn and 4pm.Half of the winners will get to join the live baby play date games with Andi Manzano and Baby Olivia while the other half will join #ProDad Troy Montero for some baby shower games. All 20 moms and babies chosen will win a play and party package worth Php 15,000!

There are even bigger prizes up for grabs. For moms who weren’t selected to join the in-app livestream, they can still win Php 100,000 of funds to be used for their baby’s future. Just stay tuned tothe play events happening via the Lazada Facebook page and app at 6pm.

Catch Huge Deals and Giveaways from Pampers and its partners on Lazada!
The second run of the Lazada and Pampers Super Brand Day is made even more exciting as parents can take home special deals up to 35% offfor one day only - time to get those #lesslawlaw diapers and give baby #moregalaw! Parents can also look forward to even more prizes and up to 80% off from other partners such as Fisherprice, Chicco, Bright Starts, Joie, Mega Bloks, Nuna, Thomas & Friends, Aqua Scale, Bonakid, Promil Four, and Promil Gold, exclusively available in the LazMall Pampers flagship store.

July 26 will be a full day of different diaper deals but here is a sneak peek of what to expect between 12 midnight to 2am:
  • ·        Toy box of Pampers Baby Dry New Born (80pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 324.35 (35% off)
  • ·         Pampers Baby Dry Small (152pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 715.00 (35% off)
  • ·         Pampers Baby Dry Extra Extra Large (84pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
  • ·         Pampers Baby Dry Extra Large (104pcs) - Diaper Pants at Php 792.00 (28% off)
  • ·         Pampers Baby Dry Large (136pcs) - Taped Diapers at Php 825.00 (25% off) 

“Digitally-savvy parents of babies and young children are increasingly researching and seeking out baby-related product purchases online, yet will not compromise on the authenticity of such products. LazMall will continue to provide the highest quality online shopping experience with international mother and baby brands like Pampers, to give all parents peace of mind when shopping for their young children,” shared Emma Chavarot, Chief Business Officer of Lazada Philippines.

Last year, Pampers held its first Super Brand Day on Lazada with #BabyMarathon – a 42-minute virtual marathon with exclusive vouchers, product offers, limited-edition products and offline events.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Get Ready For the ZEN Rooms “Book All You Can Flash Sale”

ZEN Rooms' upcoming Book All You Can Flash Sale opens on July 30 and it is the hotel chain’s biggest yet! Customers can get up to 50% OFF across hotels in Southeast Asia and those who subscribe for exclusive access get to grab the biggest discounts 3 hours before everyone else.

Additionally, ZEN Rooms is also offering 15% and 25% (minimum 2 nights) discounts across every hotel on the website.

ZEN Rooms, which has more than 8500 rooms and 700+ hotels on its platform has industry-leading Customer Satisfaction Index which makes it an excellent option for travelers looking for budget and premium hotels that don't compromise on quality.

The budget hotel chain is present in 7 countries and 14 cities and covers a range of places from popular tourist spots to top cities and cool laid back spots.
Zen Premium near Rockwell, Makati
During the sale, more than 200 of ZEN Rooms best properties in Metro Manila, Palawan, Boracay, Baguio, and more will be on Sale including destinations in Southeast Asia like Bali, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, and more!

The Sale will happen on ZEN Rooms’ website- and ZEN Rooms Mobile App available on iOS and Android. Sale will start by 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm for those who signed up for exclusive early access. Sale to the public will start by 3:00pm for the remaining rooms.

To sign up for exclusive access, just visit

So mark your calendars, create your travel checklists, and be ready to travel more, pay less and complete your travel goals this 2019 with ZEN Rooms!

Thursday, July 18, 2019

HIS and HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs

There’s a thin line between the idea of being thoughtful and practical when choosing the perfect gift for couples. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler. 

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion to couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

Promo duration: October 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0929 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR TRAVEL KIT SRP: Php 4,220 (Save Php 202.25)
 Two of the country’s leading brands packed in one travel kit exclusively available at participating Watsons stores nationwide and online: 
  •   NOVUHAIR, nature’s answer to hair loss, the No.1 hair loss treatment brand in the Philippines 
  •  NAFLORA, made delicate for your generation, the No.1 most prescribed feminine hygiene wash in the Philippines   

HIS: Experience nature’s makeover at home 

NOVUHAIR 2-IN-1 PACK contains one 200ml. bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion and Herbal Shampoo, highly recommended if HE is –

  • experiencing hair loss - excessive hair shedding, thinning hair, receding hairline and bald patches
  • in need of a natural solution to help prevent hair loss, keep healthy hair and scalp, and stimulate hair growth
  •  opting to regain hair luster and vibrancy
  •  looking for a natural alternative solution to help prevent dandruff and scalp
  • itchiness
  •  in need of scalp cleansing and detoxification
NOVUHAIR TOPICAL SCALP LOTION has a unique combination of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss and is clinically proven safe and effective. 

NOVUHAIR HERBAL SHAMPOO cleanses and prepares the scalp in an optimal way prior to the application of NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion and helps enhance the effect of the topical scalp lotion. HERS: Experience a special protection made for your delicate flora 

NAFLORA PROTECT is a feminine wash formulated for women of reproductive age and in need of special care to help maintain and protect their natural flora during monthly periods and everyday use. It is formulated with antimicrobial ingredients that help prevent vaginal irritations and infections. To order 

Promo duration: September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
DOH-FDA-CCRR Permit No. 0581 s. 2018
*NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK, SRP: Php 5,280 (Save 1,100)


Herbal Conditioner has been formulated specially to complement the use of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo. Regular use of NOVUHAIR Herbal Conditioner and NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo helps prepare the scalp for the application of NOVUHAIR Topical Scalp Lotion in order to maximize its effect, improve the overall cosmetic qualities of the hair, giving it a shinier, softer and supple look. 

HIS: NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo (free) Chemical-based shampoos contain ingredients that may seem to clean the hair but does not preserve its natural texture. These harsh chemicals strip off the hair’s natural protective layer making it more prone to damage. A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him. 

NOVUHAIR 3-IN-1 PLUS 1 PROMO PACK contains one 200mL. Bottle each of the Topical Scalp Lotion, Herbal Shampoo and Herbal Conditioner plus another extra 200ml. bottle of NOVUHAIR Herbal Shampoo for FREE exclusively available at participating Mercury Drug stores nationwide. Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for. 

To learn more about NOVUHAIR, visit #nothingtolose #choosenatural #choosenovuhair

Friday, July 5, 2019

Corregidor Now Urges You to Relive the History

Corregidor Island holds historical narratives of war that represents the tight for the country’s freedom. Known as the “Isle of Valor" or "The Rock”, the 358-kilometer island holds more treasures apart from the history carefully preserved in the island. 

The Corregidor Foundation (CFI), the Department of Tourism through its marketing arm, the Tourism Promotions Board (T PB), and the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA), unveils the new brand of Corregidor: Corregidor Now. Corregidor Now seeks to entice tourists to live and experience Corregidor island in more ways than one! Corregidor Now invites guests to learn the unique story of Corregidor Island and explore spots around the island that are waiting to be experienced, making it a unique and exciting tourism destination. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The History of Pizza

Pizza is a favorite dish of many people worldwide, from college students and singles who shun cooking to busy parents who want a quick and easy dinner that kids of all ages will definitely eat. It’s easy to understand why pizza is so popular when you consider that its essential ingredients have nearly always been available to people, and those ingredients have always been staples. Luckily, today you don’t have to grind the grains to make flour or milk a goat to make cheese. Delivery pizza specials are easy to find whenever you have a craving. Here’s a brief history of this favorite dish.

Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Ways to Make Money From Home

During my younger days, I used to work in an office where I worked 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, and it was pretty exhausting. Not only do I have to work 8 hours a day, but I also have to deal with the daily struggles of commuting.

Friday, June 7, 2019

NutriShake Honest Review

NutriShake For Kids

I am quite thankful that I had a wonderful chance of reviewing NutriShake. I'm always excited to try new things that could benefit my kids and their health. The item was delivered to our house so we could experience the drink. 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Kiddie Party Venues in Paranaque 2019

I have been planning my little girl's 7th birthday party and just thinking about it, in all honesty, stresses me out. I remember planning her 1st birthday and it was indeed fun and stressful at the same time because I had to plan from scratch from getting the host, the food, the place, etc. I was planning on celebrating her 7th birthday on the same restaurant (Big Plate) so I didn't have to think much anymore, but I just learned that they closed down. So I have to go around nearby places from BF Homes, Paranaque to find the right restaurant for my daughter's special day.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

FastJobs Honors the Blue-Collar Worker

Last May 16 and 17, 2019, in celebration of Labor Day Month, FastJobs – 
Philippines’ fastest growing online jobs portal – gave away free tickets to Star City to 200 families, gathering over 800 at Rizal Park where the event was held.


FastJobs Team

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Tiki-Tastic Easter Party Experience at Midas Hotel 2019

Midas Tiki-Tastic Party Tickets
Midas Tiki-Tastic Easter Party Tickets

Last April 21, Midas Hotel was our choice of Easter Egg Hunting because it's the only one that offers a convenient time for us, plus they have the most reasonably priced tickets. Each ticket costs P1,500 and that's good for one kid and adult already. 

Friday, May 17, 2019

Fun Water Adventures Await Kids with Jolly Water Play Toys

Jollibee Kiddie Meal : May 2019 Toys

This May, lots of fun-filled water adventures and new swimming buddies awaits JolliKids with the latest Jolly Kiddie Meal offering, the Jolly Water Play.

With the floating collectible toys from the country’s leading fast-food chain, kids will surely have a wonderful time swimming and playing in the backyard, pool, or beach as Jollibee and Friends show them a different water play experience.

Kids will enjoy roaming around with Jollibee on his Jet Ski and playfully squirt water with their playmates with a push of a button. They can also make Popo spin around in the water by pulling a ripcord in his orange swim ring.

JolliKids can also sail away to new adventures with Twirlie by attaching the main sail to her boat and blowing in it or they can watch and cheer scuba diver Yum as he jumps in the water from a floating platform. They can also play a fun water game by shooting rings with Hetty as she floats with her swim ring.

Collect all five toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with Rice (P120), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal (P135), each with its own Jolly Joy Box.

So, let Jollibee and Friends give your kids an enjoyable summer playtime with Jolly Water Play. Hurry! Get started on collecting the five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys which are available until May 31 only

Friday, May 10, 2019

Dinner at Sze Chuan House Manila

Sze Chuan House Manila
Sze Chuan House since 1977
I've always wanted to try Sze Chuan House situated at the lobby of Aloha Hotel along Roxas Boulevard, Manila. I've heard that they really do offer authentic Chinese food so I tagged my family along to take a peek at their menu and try out what's good to eat.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Midas Hotel Manila: Overnight Stay Review

Midas Hotel Facade
Image taken from Google Maps
Since we checked in at Aloha Hotel for Black Saturday, I was looking for another hotel where we could celebrate an Easter party the next day and the only place that offered a convenient time for us was Midas Hotel, plus their tickets were reasonably priced (P999 good for 1 kid and 1 adult). I will blog about this soon. 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Beautify Your Hair with Human Hair Extensions

Since the dawn of time, women have been searching for ways for beautification. And when human hair extensions were invented, women all over the globe discovered the secret to looking young and beautiful all year round, at least with their hair. In the past, women spent hours adorning themselves with scented soaps, extravagant gowns and spent hours styling their hair in styles that only took a few minutes to undo. Nowadays it's still the same: women are still spending hours to look beautiful. The only difference between then and now is, as time changed, almost everything was more convenient and women have a wide range of accessories and beauty products to make themselves look extra beautiful without trying too hard.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Use of Adhesives to Apply Your Full Lace Wig

Full lace wigs are now commonly used within the entertainment industry especially with actors, actresses and our most admired celebrities. Because of that, they have now become the most sought out hair accessory in the world. Ordinary men and women are now using it for a variety of reasons from the use of a hair replacement system to fashion. Its use began in the theatrical industry to alter and improve the appearance of a character and bring the movie, show and cast to life. The undetectable nature of the system caught the attention of the medical industry as an alternative for patients with Alopecia or have lost their hair due to a medical condition. However the cost per unit was quite high, even for those that required the product, therefore it was only available for the privileged or the wealthy.

Friday, May 3, 2019

QUITTERS ARE WINNERS: Are Your Habits Increasing Your Cancer Risk?

Photo by dylan nolte on Unsplash
I used to have family members who would smoke at least 2 cigarettes a day. It's either they were stressed or they need it to help with their digestion. Sometimes, it's out of peer pressure especially if you're working in the call center industry. Thankfully, they all eventually quit even before having any side effects. 

If you have a cigarette smoking habit, think twice about taking another puff: tobacco use is the most important  risk  factor  for  cancer,  responsible  for  around  12%  of  cancer deaths based on the Globocan 2018 data. Among the different types of cancer, the one that affects the lung is the most common cause of cancer mortality at an estimated
1.76 million deaths globally.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Country Bankers Launches 4Ps Insurance

It's been a struggle for me as someone who earns just slightly above the minimum wage to look for an affordable insurance for my family and for our helpers (kasambahay). I am happy to learn about Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation and their affordable insurance product they just released. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CBLIC Celebrates 54 Years of Service in March

Country Bankers Insurance

More than five decades of service has never dampened Country Bankers’ commitment to providingsimple and affordable insurance for Filipino families.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

John Lloyd Cruz First Endorsement Appearance After 2 Years: Is He Coming Back to the Limelight?

John Lloyd Cruz in Turks
John Lloyd Cruz in Turks Commercial
Photos and videos of matinee idol John Lloyd Cruz have been surfacing after being on hiatus from the showbusiness since 2017.

Cruz, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and very effective endorser once again proved that his fans are still waiting for his return. In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruz’s, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.

Without any clue in that teaser video, his fans already assumed that it was him in the video. Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.

This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.

The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.

According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.

“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents,” Zenarosa stressed.

The Ang Pagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.

Turks Small Pita Doner

“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu,” Zenarosa explained.

Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himself and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.

Turks Rice Bowl
In  time for the release of Cruz's endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering --- Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.

"To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons," Zenarosa stressed.

John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual. 

To watch the full video of "Ang Pagbabalik' visit or watch the video below: 

 You can also watch the video on Turk FB page: official.turks.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Aloha Hotel Manila: Overnight Stay Review

Aloha Hotel Manila

I've always wondered what it's like to stay inside Aloha Hotel because whenever we take Roxas Boulevard, we always pass by this hotel, which has a wonderful location just across the Manila Bay near the Manila Yacht Club, and it even has a Chinese restaurant, Sze Chuan House, at the lobby area. 

We are grateful for for giving us an overnight stay to any destination of our choice on their website and when we found out that Aloha Hotel is listed, we decided to grab the chance.  

Friday, April 5, 2019

Where to Celebrate Your Easter Egg Hunt Party 2019

It's that time of the year again! Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Do you have any plans yet?

Last year, we went to Century Park Hotel's Easter Party to celebrate Easter Sunday and it was a blast.  I have searched the internet (mainly Facebook) and I have collected the list of places where you can celebrate Easter Sunday this year. Here they are: 


Event Title: Easter Grand Show (Carnival Theme)
A. Venue Hotel
Veneto Function Hall, 4L A.Venue Suites, The A.Venue Hotel
7829 Salamanca Road, Makati Avenue, Makati City

April 21 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact Person: Cindy Dizon
Contact Number: (0917) 432-9953
Young hotel guests will be invited to participate in an eggs-travagant Easter Egg Hunt! Inclusive of Easter egg hunt, party host, magic show, face painting, balloon twisting,loot bags, games, raffle, prizes, snacks, food carts, candy buffet and other fun-filled activities the whole family will enjoy!"
Discount on tickets for early birds for only P800 (instead of P999) for the first 30 buyers only. Cash payment basis, reservations will not be accepted.

I'M Hotel
 April 21 from 12 NN - 3 PM
Prepare to be amazed as we transform our Narra Ballroom into a carnival and safari-themed destination for kids (And kids at heart). Fringe activities such as face painting, tower art, circus acts, and a lot more can be enjoyed during this exclusive one-day event. Access to a buffet and a life-sized candy house filled with sweet treats also included in the ticket. Plus, all kids will bring home a loot bag with tons of freebies and vouchers.

For just P1,200nett/child and P2,000nett/adult, beat the holiday traffic and celebrate with I’M Hotel! Entrance will be free for children aged 2 and below, as long as they are accompanied by their parents or guardians. Book now as tickets are limited! For more information, visit To book and secure your Easter tickets, please email or call (632) 7557 888.

Makati Shangri-La 
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 1 PM – 5 PM

Hop on to a fun-filled day at the indoor park and enjoy egg-citing activities for only PHP 1,500 net per person. This includes arts and crafts, inflatable play area, kids show, interactive games, egg hunt, snack box, goody bag and a chance to win raffle prizes.

For inquiries, call the Events Information Center at 813 8888 loc. 74352 or Restaurant Reservations at 814 2580 or email

Easter Egg Hunt for Adults

Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Hosted by City Garden Grand Hotel Makati
I wasn't able to gather much information from this except for the time and date. 


Conrad Hotel Sunday
April 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 4 PM

Join us for a fun and egg-citing afternoon with Pororo™, Dibo™, and friends at the Forbes Ballroom on April 21, with registration starting at 2 p.m. Easter Kiddie Dreamland tickets are priced at Php 2,500 nett per person.

Dress the little ones in their favorite kiddie costumes and take part in the much-awaited Easter Egg Hunt, musical show with Pororo™, Dibo™, and friends!
Highlights and Activities: Face Painting, Paint your own Cookies, Easter Egg Toss, Bunny Bowling, Kiddie Buffet, and more!
Special Easter Package at Brasserie on 3:

Php 3,500 for adults. Php 3,000 for children ages 6 to 12 years. *Inclusive an Easter Kiddie Dreamland ticket and buffet lunch for one person. *Children ages 5 and below dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult at Brasserie on 3. For inquiries, please call 683 3990

Heritage Hotel Manila
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Join the gang to a Beary Happy Easter afternoon filled with fun activities, games, lucky draw, and sumptuous food from Riviera Café.
The event will not be possible without our generous friends from FUN RANCH, TONY & JACKEY, LUCKY ME! BAKED MAC, LUCKY ME! MAC & CHEESE and many more.

Sheraton Hotel
April 21: 12NN - 3PM

Ready, build and hunt!
Let's have a feast and a whole lot of fun this Easter! We have prepared a minefield exploding with a sumptuous lunch buffet at S Kitchen, egg hunt activity at Kids Club, and overflowing games and goodies. 

For reservations, please call us at (02) 902-1800. Price Php2,800 per person

Midas Hotel
Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 3 PM – 5 PM

Say aloha to your newfound friends from other ohanas at our Tiki-tastic Easter Party!
Then, hula your way to join the most egg-citing Easter egg hunt in town for only Php999 nett (Discounted rate from Php1,500) per person on April 21, from 3 to 5 pm at the Midas Tent!
Get the Midas Easter party package that includes the following:
● Entrance ticket for 1 kid & 1 guardian
● Snacks for kids
● Photo booth
● Surprise giveaways & entertainment
● Activity kit

Solaire ResortSunday, April 21, 2019 at 12 PM – 9 PM

It’s going to be an Easter-rific celebration filled with fun for the whole family!

Enjoy our Ultimate Buffet Series featuring a sumptuous spread of international dishes in a cheery atmosphere inspired by spring.

From a wonderful English garden setting to creative activities, and eggciting surprises, join us for another exceptional experience at Solaire.
Lunch – 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Price is at PHP 2,000++ per person

Dinner - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Price is at PHP 3,000++ per person

Prices are in PHP, subject to VAT and 10% service charge.
Click on the link below and buy your tickets now!

Okada Manila

Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 9 AM – 1 PM

A basketful of activities await you this Easter at PLAY!

Morning session: 9 AM to 1 PM | Registration starts at 8 AM
Afternoon session: 2 PM to 6 PM | Registration starts at 1 PM

• Lets Get Cracking
• Easter Hunt Eggsploration
• Eggs & Crafts Eggsplotion
• Easter Carnival Eggsplotion Program

Easter Day Pass: Php 950 nett per child:
• Get an exclusive PLAY Easter drawstring backpack and a special giant egg that comes with a surprise!
• Access to all activities
• Take home a special Easter cupcake exclusively made for PLAY Easter attendees.
• Relive all the fun memories of Easter and schedule a playdate with a 50% off bounce back voucher at PLAY!

Extra Adult Pass: Php 550 net per adult includes:
• Take home a special Easter cupcake exclusively made for PLAY Easter attendees.
• Relive all the fun memories of Easter and schedule a playdate with a 50% off bounce back voucher at PLAY!


Diamond Hotel Manila
April 21, 2019, Sunday
10AM - 2PM | Diamond Ballroom
Php 1,000 nett per person

It’s a day of fun, games and surprises for guests of all ages with our line-up of exciting Easter activities:

Face Painting, Games, Loot Bags, Musical Entertainment, Photo Booth, Glitter Tattoo, Kids' Salon, Meet and Greet with Easter characters It’s your chance to impress with your best and most creative costume ensemble for a chance to win great prizes. Get a chance to win an APPLE WATCH SERIES 4 at the Grand Raffle Draw! Diamond Indulgence members will get Php 100 off on the Easter Sunday event ticket price, up to a maximum of 4 tickets. Kids aged 2 and below can join the event free of charge.

Ramada Hotel
11AM - 2PM
Price: P1600 1 kid, 1 adult. Php900 addl. adult. Php800 addl. kid

Make Easter an egg-cellent day for the whole family! Kindle our kids imagination and inventiveness with egg-drop experiment with Engineering For Kids, pastry decorating, play booth, and exciting giveways from our Partners! For more details, go to our events page or

Bellevue Hotel
April 21: 2PM - 5PM
Once upon a time, King Patrick, ruler of the majestic Bellevue Kingdom, saved the life of Dragon Queen, Denice. On the 21st of April 2019, the Queen will bestow upon the land, magical dragon eggs for the descendants of the noble king. Come forth all ye knights and fair ladies for you shall receive your magical dragon eggs at the Bellevue Easter Chronicles! Collect your tickets for only Php1,350 gold coins online now at or at The Bellevue Manila’s royal banquet hall, Café D’Asie beginning tomorrow, 9th of March 2019 at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Acacia Hotel
April 21: 11AM - 2PM
Easter Baskets ready? Hop in and join us as we celebrate Easter with your favorite bedtime characters on April 21, 2019 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Price: Php1250 nett
Tickets are now available for online purchase. Please see the link below for more instructions.

That's all I saw on Facebook so far. if you want your establishment be listed, do fill up the contact form at the upper right hand corner of this page or simply email me

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