Saturday, December 24, 2016

Le Grande Cirque: A Show for the Whole Family this Christmas

A day before Christmas, we were able to watch Le Grande Cirque in Araneta Coliseum. We arrived very early to the venue because we overestimated the traffic conditions coming from Paranaque. So since we had an hour to spare, we wandered around the nearby mall just to kill time. 

Monday, December 19, 2016

OPPO F1s: Holiday Getaway

A holiday getaway is every Filipino’s  most sought after time of the year.  That’s why it has to be extra special and it has to be a place where the whole family will surely relax and enjoy. So for my family, everyone agreed that  our perfect holiday getaway destination for this year is a trip to our country’s very  own Manila Ocean Park because...

Our holiday getaway is very personal for me because it's one of those rare chances every year to really bond with my husband and kids after a long tiring year. Every minute is precious and choosing the right gadget to capture those precious memories is really important.

Manila Ocean Park has plenty of dark or dim places because of its indoor aquarium setting so people can't use just any camera phone to get beautiful shots.

This is the "The Jellies Exhibit," one of the main attractions of Manila Ocean Park. 

I personally choose Oppo F1s as the best holiday getaway gadget when going to Manila Ocean Park simply because of its camera's ability to maximize light sensitivity making great pictures/selfies even in low light condition. I won't have to worry about having a dim or dark background.

The Symphony Evening Show is one of the main attractions of Manila Ocean Park that kids look forward to see. The F1s sports a 13MP rear camera with an industry-leading imaging chip. A 1/3.06-inch sensor allows the F1s to maximize light sensitivity, making it the perfect camera phone for moments like this. 

We are a big family and we usually don't fit in just one shot in a selfie/groufie. We usually had to use a selfie stick or find the right angle to do so. Thankfully, Oppo F1s has solved this problem by having a selfie panorama where everyone can now easily be included in that memorable selfie. 

Of course, the most convenient of all features, Oppo F1s' Beautify 4.0! It instantly beautifies each picture you take by reducing skin blemishes getting that beautiful look. 

Last but not the least, Oppo F1s has got a 3GB RAM and octa-core 64-bit processor for smooth multitasking and seamless switching between apps, movies, and music making it an ideal phone for everyone in a holiday getaway. My whole family is fond of watching videos and playing games on the phone making Oppo F1s the ideal phone for us regardless of where we are.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Musicians Friend Guitar Center

Musicians Friend Guitar Center is your one-stop shop for your musical equipment needs. They've got an extensive list of musical instrument parts plus hot deals that you can take advantage. They have instruments such as guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, drums and percussion, amplifiers & effects, keyboards and midi, microphones including wireless, and more. You may simply chat with their friendly customer service team in their website or call 877-880-5907. They also accept Paypal payments for online transactions in case you want to know. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Novuhair Head Bags Agora Award

President and CEO Wins in the Individual Category of the 37th Agora Awards

Quezon City, Philippines – Nutramedica, Inc. President and CEO Sheila Mae Velilla bagged the Outstanding Achievement in Entrepreneurship – Medium Scale at the recently concluded 37th Agora Awards.  Nutramedica is a homegrown 100% wholly-owned Filipino enterprise that manufactures and distributes Novuhair, an acclaimed line of products that addresses hair loss.

Held last October 26 at PICC, CCP Complex, the Agora Awards recognizes individuals and organizations for exceptional marketing skills and strategies.  It is touted to be the premier marketing awards body in the country and sets the high standards of excellence in the industry.


Moving in an industry dominated by giant multinational pharmaceutical companies, Nutramedica’s tenacious rise from its humble beginnings as a microenterprise is one for the books.  Thanks largely to its creativity and innovation, it has become a major player with a well-established niche in the industry.

Founded in 2004 by Velilla, Nutramedica develops beauty and healthcare products out of natural and mostly indigenous ingredients.  It is one of the pioneers in the commercialization of virgin coconut oil (VCO) and gained wide success with its slogan “healthiest oil on earth,” which led to its acquisition by a big company. 

It continued to create more VCO-based skin care products and hit the jackpot with its latest, and now banner, product – Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss.  This breakthrough solution is made of 19 herbal ingredients and comes in topical scalp lotion, herbal shampoo, and herbal conditioner that effectively battles the effects of hair loss and helps enhance and restore one’s crowning glory.

Launched in 2009, Novuhair enjoys tremendous success until today.  It is widely accepted not only here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.  It is set to enter the international market, starting with the United States (US), in December of this year.  Such bold, yet timely, move of the company to export Novuhair to the US and eventually the Middle East also opens the opportunity for proudly-made local products to penetrate the global arena.

Novuhair’s popularity and market leadership may be attributed to the company’s initial market study coupled with the right timing, as well as smart use of resources by coming up with an effective tri-media campaign best described as low-budget yet high-impact marketing.

Leveraging on its organic growth from a microenterprise to medium scale with over 30 employees in a span of 12 years, Nutramedica continues to further develop, market and distribute high-quality goods that could bring honor to the country.
The firm raises the bar in entrepreneurship with its faithful adherence to best business practices, such as provision of high quality products and excellent services, adaptability to market trends, constant innovation, diversification of trade, and giving back to society.
 “Great things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people”, Velilla quotes Steve Jobs when asked what’s her secret to success in this competitive business of beauty and healthcare. 
“We at Nutramedica also adhere to our core values of integrity, trust, fairness, discipline, humility, leadership, teamwork and faith in God.  That’s our winning formula,” Velilla further adds.
Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Sunday, November 13, 2016

2016 Online Revolution Update Lazada Breaks Record with 100,000 Items in 9 Hours

11 November 2016, Philippines Late night shoppers started very early to take advantage of Lazada’s 2016 Online Revolution. Customers looking for the best deals from trusted brands started coming in from 12 midnight today. As of 9am, recorded 100,000 items, 29% of which came from the health and beauty category, with electronics as a close second.   

Shoppers relished in the choice of products available to them at amazing offers –all at up to 95% discount.  The very first order came from a customer in Tarlac City, who ordered a KDS Beats-0022 100dB Stereo Subwoofer Over-the-Ear Headphones.
Lazada’s Online Revolution excitement started much earlier this year,” said CEO Inanc Balci, “We’ve had an exciting and long night, with crowds of late-night owls turning into early-bird shoppers snapping up the best deals from Samsung, L’Oreal, P&G, BUM, Starmobile, Mamy Poko, among many others. Watch out for more deals coming later today and in the next 4 weeks for your Christmas shopping.”

The Online Revolution sale continues until December 12. Following 11.11, and during the next 4 weeks leading up to 12.12, Lazada is focusing on satisfying its customers’ interests with a weekly curated selection of products for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

Be part of history as Lazada kicks off the Christmas shopping season with the best brands and wallet-friendly deals. Get a chance to win an Isuzu D-Max and Turkish Airlines international roundtrip tickets for all your shopping. Visit or download the Lazada mobile app for free.

About Lazada Online Revolution

The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries. 

Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.

Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia's busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandize Value was recorded in its three-day finale.

Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers. 

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (, Malaysia (, the Philippines (, Singapore (, Thailand ( and Vietnam (

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Lazada Affiliate Marketing Visits PH’s Key Cities for Online Revolution

Nov. 3, 2016 – In preparation for Lazada’s upcoming Online Revolution Sale kicking off on Nov. 11, the Lazada Affiliate Marketing team went on a roadshow tapping some of the Philippines’ key cities namely Manila, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod. During the 4-day roadshow, the cities’ top bloggers and influencers were given an introduction to Affiliate Marketing in order for them to earn while promoting Lazada.

With the Online Revolution fast approaching, the attendees of the roadshow were also given the privilege of knowing in advance some of the deals which will be released on Nov. 11. Some of the deals which caught the attention of many include the Starmobile Play Click smartphone which will be sold for P999 on 11.11, the inflatable sofa for P469 and L’Oreal Color Riche lipsticks which will be priced down to P199. In order to know more about the deals which will be released during the 11.11 Online Revolution, make sure to follow Lazada’s Affiliate bloggers and influencers.

Lazada Box of Joy

With Lazada’s ever-growing assortment, attendees of the Affiliate Roadshows were given the Box of Joy. Each Box of Joy contains a variety of products such as shampoo, toothpaste, facial cream and lotion all sponsored by Lazada’s brand partners. It is a proof that Lazada is not only just an online store for electronics but also a destination for shoppers interested in buying lifestyle items and groceries. 

55” ACE LED TV Raffle

It was also during the event that the affiliate-exclusive raffle mechanics for the Online Revolution was announced. Affiliate bloggers only need to come up with 5 blog posts until Dec. 12 in order to qualify for the raffle. Social media promoters also qualify in the raffle with a minimum of 3 social media posts about the Online Revolution per week. In addition to the winner of the 55” ACE LED TV and a Creative SBS 120 speakers, there will also be 3 weekly winners of special prizes such as camera drones, hoverboards, headphones, LED TVs and many more!

Lazada Online Revolution

Lazada’s Online Revolution, started in 2012, is now the biggest online sale in Southeast Asia which is a month-long celebration of great deals across 17 product categories. Following the mega day on Nov. 11, Lazada will hold its weekly campaigns namely Beauty Fanatic Week (Nov. 14-19), Family Week (Nov 20-24), Techies Week (Nov. 29 - Dec. 2) and Trendsetters Week (Dec. 3-6). Also, a highlight of the Online Revolution would be its Pinoy Cyber Sale running from Nov. 25 to 28. This sale will be similar to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale yearly held in the US. This event is organized together with other e-players with the goal of increasing e-commerce penetration in the country. Finally, Lazada will conclude Online Revolution through a 6-day Mega Sale starting on Dec. 7 until Dec. 12. Stay tuned through this channel for the next installment of deals which will be available on Nov. 11.

Lazada’s Affiliate Marketing Program provides an opportunity for bloggers and influencers to earn extra income while promoting Lazada and its products. To know more about the Lazada Affiliate Program, please visit .

The Lazada Box of Joy is supported by the following brands and sellers: Colgate, Palmolive, L’Oreal, Creamsilk, Durex, ACE, Veet, Creative, Pond’s, Vaseline, Tender Care, Scholl, Sandisk, JBL, Gard, LuckyHR, D&D, Maybelline, Axion, and Equal

Lazada launches 11.11 with more than 1M deals!

Top brands and amazing deals for your Christmas shopping

November 3, 2016, Taguig City, Philippines – The biggest online shopping event in Southeast Asia kicks off on November 11, 2016 with the participation of more than 12,500 local and international brands and 6,000 merchants. This month-long shopping event is Lazada’s fifth Online Revolution since its launch in 2012.

This year’s theme is ‘Brands for All,’ putting customers’ favorite brands in the spotlight. Customers can expect jaw-dropping, well-curated offers, and exclusive launches of branded items.

These deals come on top of the wide and growing assortment on Lazada. To date, Lazada boasts an unmatched catalog of close to 30 million products for consumers across six Southeast Asian countries. In the Philippines, the assortment grew 4x more than in 2015.

Lazada will offer everything customers love – from huge discounts to flash sales and exclusive bundles. P11 peso deals featuring a Virtual Reality Box, LED light bulb rotating lamp and a Genius gaming mouse among many others, are up for grabs.  Limited-time flash deals on a 32” Slim LED TV for Php 5,499, a Fujidenzo 20L microwave oven for Php 1,999, a Star Mobile 4.5” smart phone for Php 999, an HP desk jet printer for Php 888, and a L’Oreal lip and cheek palette set for P399 are only some of the many highlights during this mega shopping day. Perfect value indeed for all the Christmas gift-seekers out there.

The deals extend to over 17 product categories including Fashion, Health & Beauty, Home & Living, and Electronics. Lazada is focusing deep into its customers’ interests with weekly specials- a curation of items for beauty fans, supermoms and families, techies and fashionistas.

As if these weren’t enough, Lazada will also launch games to make Christmas online shopping more fun. Follow Lazada’s social media channels to get free shopping vouchers, brand giveaways from Samsung, MamyPoko, Unilever, JBL, Lenovo, and more.

“Online Revolution was launched in 2012 so more consumers could experience the ease and benefits of online shopping. Since then, Online Revolution has become the biggest shopping event in Southeast Asia, where consumers can find amazing deals from the most popular brands conveniently from their smartphones or laptops,” said CEO Inanc Balci. “This year, we have secured commitments from big brand partners for more than one million deals to make Christmas shopping more exciting and effortless for Filipinos. The best of the world is truly at everyone's fingertips now, more than ever.”

Lazada has also partnered with top brands to make shopping more rewarding. Use your MasterCard to get an additional 12% off on top of already discounted prices. And if you’re feeling lucky, Isuzu Philippines is giving away a brand new pick-up for more out of town road trips, and Turkish Airways is raffling off air tickets to fly you off to your dream vacation. 

Ever tried making a wish whenever you see 11.11 on your watch or clock? No need to be on the constant lookout because Lazada’s Online Revolution is guaranteed to make your Christmas shopping wishes and dreams come true with an awesome plethora of deals and steals. Visit or download the Lazada mobile app for free to join the biggest online shopping event of the year. Sale runs from November 11 to December 12.
About Lazada Online Revolution

The Lazada Online Revolution is the biggest online shopping and selling event in Southeast Asia bringing brands and retailers, and consumers together in six countries. 

Lazada started the Online Revolution on 12 December 2012 (12.12) to educate consumers on online shopping and its conveniences. The one-day sale sparked a shopping frenzy that grew it into an annual month-long event.

Since then, Lazada Online Revolution has proven itself to be Southeast Asia's busiest online retail event. In 2015, US$40 million in Gross Merchandize Value was recorded in its three-day finale.

Lazada Online Revolution 2016 will see big retail and marketing brands participate to create an unmatched assortment of popular, quality products, and the best deals for Southeast Asian consumers. 

About Lazada Group

Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (, Malaysia (, the Philippines (, Singapore (, Thailand ( and Vietnam (

Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and easy returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.

Lazada offers brands and sellers a marketplace solution and an ecosystem of partners providing direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries online.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Laptop/Tablet Computer Giveaway

JustFreeStuff is giving away an Acer Aspire Switch 10 Laptop/Tablet Computer on December 1st, 2016. All you need to do is confirm your email in this link: Just Free Stuff Acer Aspire Switch 10 Laptop/Tablet Computer Giveaway

The Switch 10's screen can be removed, giving you both a tablet, and a laptop in one.
$279 value.
One Time Entry. Expires November 30, 2016. U.S. and Canada Only.

~This post includes links that I will get compensated for when clicked. ~

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Novuhair's Informative Truth on Hair Chemicals

We may not be aware that we are unknowingly putting harmful chemicals on our hair thus resulting to general conditions such as migraine, nausea and skin rashes. The symptoms may be quickly attributed to stress but if you look closer to that hair product you’re using, you’ll be surprise to find the culprit. 

Popularity does not equate to safety, some popular brands sold in the market are loaded with mildly toxic chemicals that may be harmful in prolonged use. Novuhair, Nature’s answer to hair loss, gives you the lowdown on these chemicals to help you with your choices.

Myth: Shampoo must produce lots of lather in order to properly clean your hair.
Truth: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a compound that helps shampoo and other cleaning product in producing foam and bubbles. Though it may effectively remove hair build-up, it can also strip off essential oils that is needed to keep your hair healthy.

Myth: Parabens has an anti-bacterial compound benefits that outweighs the harm. 
Truth: Parabens are basically used to prolong the shelf life of hair and cosmetic products mostly for its antibacterial purpose. Symptoms that are related to over exposure to parabens are Atopic Dermatitis and Rosacea. Further studies also show that use of products with parabens accelerate skin damage and aging related to sun exposure.

Myth: My hair smells terrific! I love the perfume scent on my hair product.
Truth: A nice whiff of perfume might not be harmful but the fragrance that is mixed in your hair product might have come from harmful substances from highly toxic ingredients which can lead to Allergic reactions and mood swings. That perfume is better off somewhere else.

Myth: Hair products that promise straightening and smoothening effect use non-toxic Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate as a natural preservative.

Truth: Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate is a substance used in making your hair soft and bouncy, although it is considered natural preservative, also releases formaldehyde which can lead to skin and eye irritations. Prolonged use may also affect your immune system.

Use of some of these chemicals combined may also result to hair loss and other hair problems, thus, it is important to be an informed consumer. A lot of new products have saturated the market hence, read the labels for fine prints before buying.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint. Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Herbalife Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Filipino Millennials Desire Healthy, Active Workplace Environment

While the survey conducted reveals that more Filipino millennials are engaging in regular physical activities outside work, they find it difficult to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle in the modern workplace.

PHILIPPINES, October 27, 2016 – Herbalife Nutrition, a global nutrition company, has released the findings from its Asia Pacific Millennials At Work Survey1, which revealed that Filipino millennials are adapting a healthy, active lifestyle, however, most believe their current workplace environment prevents them from doing so.

Millennials, or people born in between 1980 and 2000, are opting for a workplace that will encourage them to stay active, if only this will be embedded in every company culture.  About 83 percent or eight (8) in 10 millennials have agreed that they would like their company workplace to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle.

With the millennial generation expected to make up 50 percent of the global workforce by 2020, ensuring the wellbeing of millennials will be important to improving workplace productivity. “There are about 35 million millennials now in the Philippines, which is about one-third of the country’s entire population. Five years from now, millennials will be dominating the labor force. While most millennials want to lead healthy lives, they face real obstacles at work in doing so,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, Herbalife Philippines General Manager. “At Herbalife Nutrition, we provide our employees with nutrition products at work, subsidize gym memberships, hold regular wellness programs related to nutrition and well-being, and encourage participation in outdoor activities and sports competitions.”

Additionally, the survey findings revealed the following:

·    Seven (7) out of 10 millennials strive to live healthy, active lives. However, the majority of millennials find it challenging to maintain an active lifestyle at work – eight (8) out of 10 millennials spend 6 to 13 hours at their work desk each day, and 64% of millennials get less than 30 minutes of physical activity - including standing, stretching and walking at work on an average work day. Additionally, 64% of millennials cited the “lack of time” as the key obstacle to engaging in physical activity at work.

To provide tips on how millennials and their employers can integrate positive nutrition and life style habits at their workplaces, Herbalife Nutrition has organized a sixth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour, which builds upon the successes of the past five tours that welcomed over 100, 000  participants. Five experts from the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB) are scheduled to tour 21 Asian cities from October 7 to 30, to hold a series of talks, workshops and medical symposia across the region.

“Through these efforts, we hope to equip organizations and employees with the right tools to collectively build a healthier work environment across Asia Pacific,” said Valenzuela.
Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board, will be visiting Manila for the Asia Pacific Wellness Tour this October. Julian Alvarez Garcia, M.D., Ph.D. will also be sharing expert advice on how millennials can adopt simple positive nutrition and lifestyle habits at work to improve their overall well-being in the long run.

Some of the tips to help foster a healthier millennial workforce include:

·         Nutrition

o   Dedicate a healthy eating day each week and get colleagues involved in making healthy choices for lunch on this day.
o   Boost water intake to help the body digest food, rid the body of toxins, and help deliver nutrients to the cells. Drink at least eight (8) glasses or two (2) liters of water a day.
o   Have a protein shake combined with non-fat milk and healthy fruit for breakfast. With 20-30 grams of protein and low-fat contents, it can provide the body with all the nutrition it needs to power through the day.

·         Active Living

o   Create a playlist that incorporates upbeat music and play with hourly intervals.
o   Use Running Apps to keep energized and on-pace during regular runs.
o   Set a goal to join running competitions to motivate self to sustain an active lifestyle.

1Herbalife’s Millennials At Work Survey was conducted in 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Herbalife
Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit or

Media Enquiries:

Contact Persons:
Ms. Barbette A. Soliven                                                       Ms. Charmaine P. Pahate
Corporate Communications Manager                                    Managing and PR Director
Herbalife Philippines                                                               Eggshell Worldwide Comm. Inc.
+63 918 807 4323                                                                   +63 917 810 2079                                             

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cheers to Life. Cheers to Everyday

Cheers is the brand I always use for table napkins and cutlery especially during kiddie birthday celebrations. It's 100% Virgin Pulp and it contains no artificial whiteners and elemental chlorine which makes it truly hygienic and helps you avoid paper wastage given range of napkin configuration. It's perfectly safe for everyone of all ages to use.

My most memorable Cheers moment is my eldest child's first birthday party in his nursery school last 2011. He just turned 4 years old back then. I was also a bit nervous because it would be my first time to host a simple party in a school so I really made sure that everything was perfect such as  the food, the cake, loot bags, etc. I also made sure the table napkins and the cutlery were kid-friendly so I used Cheers.
  Here are some pictures of the party:
He was a really shy boy at that time ^_^

I also like the fun colors of the spoons and the forks. It adds a certain festive sight into it.

The nursery class of 2011

Here are current pictures of the Cheers items that I used at the party:

Cheers Cutlery
These Cheers spoons and forks are starch based, biodegradable, smooth edges, doesn't easily snap or break
Cheers Table Napkins
We certainly can't forget to buy trash bags in every occasion. We can't end the party leaving trash everywhere so Cheers Biodegradable Trash Bags are perfect for the job. They're available in different sizes.
Of course, the Cheers experience certainly does not stop there for our family. We actually love the brand so much that we use Cheers super absorbent kitchen towels in our kitchen for daily use; keeping our kitchen clean for about 3 years and counting. One roll lasts for about a month or two. 

Cheers Kitchen Towels

What I love about Cheers is not only they made sure their products are of excellent quality and safe for kids to use, but they also care for the environment. ^_^ Cheers to that!

Cheers is a product of Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc., a Filipino-owned Christian family-run company dedicated to raise the level of hygiene products available to the Filipino market. With quality and innovation as key values in developing its products, SCPA was one of the first advocates of the use of more hygienic raw materials in its paper products that are void of harmful chemicals and bleaches. 

For more information about Cheers and their products, you may visit 

Cheers to more celebrations! Cheers to life!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Our Family's Tupperware

Tupperware has been a part of our lives ever since I was a child. I remember we often use it when we would visit our grandmother's place in Quezon City because we would always bring food for them. We normally would bring pork BBQ, Caldereta, Pancit, Dinuguan, and mom's pineapple upside-down cake where each of them were placed inside their designated Tupperware containers to keep them fresh from the 1.5-hour drive from Batangas to Cubao.  This was back in the '80s so traffic was not that horrible compared today. So whenever we visit my grandparents, it was an instant family feast.  

This is the oldest Tupperware item that we possess in our home: 

I'm not actually sure what this is called, but I believe it's a salad mixing bowl. I don't remember when we got it, but I remember mom using this when I was still in Kindergarten where she makes her delicious homemade Polovorons. It's a really big bowl with approximately 35 inches+ in circumference. We still use this in our kitchen today and very often we would use it for marinating meat. 

It's just amazing how durable this product is because it has lasted for two generations in our family and still going. I strongly believe that this particular Tupperware would also be a part of my children's lives because it's still in excellent condition. My mom already calls it our family heirloom. 
Here's a throwback picture of my sister's summer beach outing using  Tupperware products. This was taken back in 1997.

For more information about Tupperware products, you may visit Tupperware's website and social media pages: 


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

KIX’s R U Tough Enough? Announces its Top Ten Finalists

KIX’s R U Tough Enough? Announces its Top Ten Finalists
6 Men and 4 Women to Compete for the Title of the Toughest Pinoy and
PHP 250,000 Grand Prize

Manila, Philippines, (September 29, 2016) – KIX, the ultimate TV destination for action entertainment, announced today the top ten finalists of R U Tough Enough? (RUTE), the nationwide search for the toughest Pinoy. Six male and four female finalists will face one another at the final showdown on October 14 (Friday) at 4 P.M. at The Block Atrium of SM North EDSA for the title of Toughest Pinoy and the grand prize of PHP 250,000.

Coupled with police officer and Mr. International 2014 Neil Perez as the ambassador, the response to R U Tough Enough? has been overwhelming.  Hundreds of tough applicants across the Philippines and all walks of life applied.  Shortlisted applicants were invited for a closed-door audition on September 24.  The final ten tough Pinoys did not only conquer challenges testing their physical and mental strengths, but also overcome their life’s challenges.  Those contestants are “The Protector” Alvin Dizer, “The Unrelenting” Cesar Hinayon, Jr., “The Fighter” Cassie Umali, “The Transcendor” Ralph David Tiu, “The Defyer” Lauren Alexi Lim, “The Supermama” Jennifer Gabriel, “The Enforcer” Jester Calis, “The Reborn” Gabriel Carreon, “The Striver” Ronie Ricones, and “The Achiever” Ian Banzon.

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. 

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


Alvin Dizer
Nickname: The Protector
Age: 28
Occupation: Workforce Coordinator

Description: Alvin may be the baby in his family, but he grew up to be their strongest member. He works nights as a graveyard shift workforce coordinator, and spends his days rebuilding his family's home destroyed by a fire. In a year where his family suffered financial troubles, illness and the loss of every material thing that they owned, it is his positive attitude and hard work that has helped them all move on. A true epitome of resilience, he supports not only his parents, but also his niece and cousins so that they may finish school.

Cesar Hinayon Jr.
Nickname: The Unrelenting
Age: 23
Occupation: Fitness Trainer

Description: Cesar may look carefree but he lived a life far from ordinary. Growing up in a broken family, with a rehabilitated father who was once an addict and an alcoholic, he was surrounded by vices that he could have easily succumbed to. He turned to sports to make himself strong. When his beloved grandfather and uncles started passing away one by one, followed eventually by his own father, instead of becoming depressed, once again sports uplifted him so that life can go on.

Cassie Umali
Nickname: The Fighter
Age: 31
Occupation: Events Host

Description: Cassie is determined to win in everything she sets out to do. An aficionado of competitions, she has played in the women's national rugby team and is the current reigning Ms. Gold's Gym. But it was not always easy for her as she was bullied as a child and up until recent was the victim of cyber bullying. As a result, she has built herself to be a strong woman and has even started her own advocacy that teaches women self-defense, so that no woman will ever feel like a victim again.

Ralph David Tiu
Nickname: The Transcendor
Age: 25
Occupation: Businessman

Description: Ralph was literally once a heavy weight. Weighing in at 273 pounds, he was bullied because of his size which caused him to bully others, too. He joined a weight loss reality program to lose all that weight but he had to endure showing his body on national TV to get there. Continuously surrounded by food due to his family's businesses, he has proven that anyone can achieve a healthy lifestyle if they just put their hearts and minds to it.

Lauren Alexi Lim
Nickname: The Defyer
Age: 23
Occupation: Marketing Manager

Description: As a teenager, Lauren was heavy and was bullied because of her size. It was when she nosedived into power lifting, dancing and running, winning competitions weekend after weekend, that she found her inner strength in fitness and was finally able to fight her insecurities and self doubt. When she decided to join the Ironman race with only four months of training, everyone said it was impossible, but she proved them wrong and won it anyway. This is one girl who pushes herself to know no limits.

Jennifer Gabriel
Nickname: The Supermama
Age: 40
Occupation: Police Woman

Description: Jennifer is the only lady escort of President Duterte in Davao City. When she is not doing police work as a full-fledged motorcycle rider of the Highway Patrol or the President, she is either training, winning fitness competitions or doting on her two children whom she tries to do everything with. To her, being a single mom and raising her children alone is tougher than her dangerous job on the street. But she stays strong and never lets her children see her hardships.

Jester Calis
Nickname: The Enforcer
Age: 25
Occupation: Police Officer

Description: Jester grew up in the Cordillera mountains, working in the farm even as a child. He pursued an education in the hopes that he can one day help his parents financially. To earn money for schooling, he would even carry vegetables in the market. He finally left his Igorot people and mountain home to attend to a bigger calling, the cause to serve the nation as a police officer.

Gabriel Carreon
Nickname: The Reborn
Age: 23
Occupation: Fresh Graduate

Description: Gabriel had a tough childhood as it was sometimes a challenge for the family to make financial ends meet. It was the love and hard work of his mother that helped get them by. But a big revelation in his life threw him into a deep depression and it was fitness and his love for his mom that gave him the will to live and the strength to battle his sadness. Now at the top of his game, he is back fighting as he gears up to take is engineering board exam.

Ronie Ricones
Nickname: The Striver
Age: 22
Occupation: Working Student

Description: With so many challenges in his life, Ronie only strives for one thing, to end up as a winner. Growing up without a father who had two other families apart from Ronie's own, he had no choice but to work, even working as a teenage construction worker, to keep himself in school. He is now employed in a restaurant and even does modeling on the side just to keep paying for his schooling. He dreams of the day when he finally graduates and saves enough to open his own restaurant.

Ian Banzon
Nickname: The Achiever
Age: 28
Occupation: Physician and Coach

Description: Ian never does anything half-heartedly. When she sets her mind to something, whether it is to study medicine as a scholar, or to train as an athlete in badminton, water polo, basketball or swimming, she pushes herself to be the best. Growing up with separated parents, sports has helped her cope and mold herself to live with dedication and determination. Sports has also taught her not to waste her potential and make the best of any situation.

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