Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Naomi Jewelry and World Vision: When Elegance Meets Advocacy

In Lieu with Naomi ‘s Renaissance Jewelry Fashion Show on Feb. 3, 2012 at Genting Club, Resorts World. Naomi Jewelry has collaborated with WORLD VISION DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION for benefit of the children and families the said foundation is helping. 

The FUJIDENZO ALL-IN-ONE Refrigerators: Storage Partners of Foodie Moms !

As a homemaker for almost 7 years, it has been our primary role to take care of the family. As for me, I do all the house work for I don’t have any house help to rely on. I have been used to being the one managing everything in our house.
And one of those tasks is being responsible for preparing and cooking our meals. I have been doing all these for quite some time so I can say that it has been “easy-peasy”. But of course we should also make note of if the food or ingredients that we use our fresh, safe and properly stored. 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Seriously..this Blogging thing kept me famish for 6hours straight

After so much blogging today, I guess I have to reward myself and the kids an awesome dinner outside. The problem where to..? Well I'm seriously thinking of going to Gooadah and have them try its newest offering "GOODAH HOTPOT"!

I'll let you know  tomorrow!

Bye and Have a nice week end!

SM NORTH EDSA : The Great Northern Sale !!!

I'm about to dine out with my kids tonight somewhere in Greenhills, but I just can't leave with posting abpout this great sale coming up! So peeps from the north , Get Ready! This is bigger than you ever thought!


At SM, we got it all for YOU!

NOVU HAIR: A Safe Solution in Combatting Hair Loss

I just approached my 31st birthday this month. And I was happy that God gave me another year to spend and enjoy my time with family and friends. But what I dread is the signs of physical aging. As for me I inherited having gray hair even though I wasn't that old. My mom had this too when she was my age. And now she always goes to the salon to have her hair dyed once a month.

But if someone's gonna ask me what signs of aging I dread the most? My answer would be HAIR LOSS. Who would want his/her tresses gone right? Oh my God, I don't wanna end up buying wigs just to cover up any upcoming hair loss problem.

SUMOSAM Greenhills Town Center Launched New Bento Boxes!!!

One thing I love in being a blogger is being invited to new places which therefore gives me chance to get first dibs on the latest things about fashion, trends, food and restos!

Last January 21, 2012, I was among the other food bloggers luckily invited to the grand launch of SUMOSAM Gilmore . Being a newbie when it comes to food blogging, this has been one of the great experiences I am proud to have been part of.

Before the launch, I even research a bit about Sumosam. For most of us who are always attuned to to the food and restaurant scene, we all know that Marvin Agustin is one of the owners of SUMOSAM. With this particular fact, I am so excited because it has been one of my "dreams' to meet him in person and ask him a few questions about his success as a restaurateur.

But before anything else, let me start by sharing with you that SUMOSAM GTC is the first "Franchise-own" branch of SUMOSAM. This is owned by Ms.Angel Pelayo-Ty.

When visiting a place or restaurant I always check if they have nice interiors. In SUMOSAM, there are comfortable couches where you can sit with friends or family. It has warm lighting that can also mean you can eat your bento at peace. No offense meant, but there are restos which have guests that are too noisy, feeling that they are the only ones inside the resto. The feel inside the resto, most especially with the very accommodating staff that they have is that you are a v.i.p guest.

Now let me talk about their food...

SUMOSAM offers a vast and creative menu selection plus their new offering. Something wasn't yet in their menu list.

Let's welcome the, SUMOSAM'S BENTO BOXES!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

ENCHONG DEE is The newest AMWAY NUTRILITE Brand Ambassador

Enchong Dee is the perfect brand ambassador for NUTRILITE because he was a member of DLSU’s Swimming team before becoming one of local showbiz heartthrobs. Now Enchong is busy with showbiz as he has two regular shows on ABS-CBN namely, Maria La Del barrio and ASAP ROCKS.

 Enchong Dee while being interviewed by some of the media guests backstage.

Market! Market! Mall is quite far from my house and that is one of the reasons that no matter how nice this mall is, I always have apprehensions going there. But for so many reasons, I know I have to set it aside. Because?

 This is what got! A 3-month Nutrilite Dietary supplement!

  •   I’m so excited to be a part of the 10 bloggers who will be part of the “Nutrilite Trim Down Showdown! Weight Loss Challenge”. (Media and bloggers were invited to cover the event and those who got their BMI’s (body mass index) and weigh-ins analyzed, 10 lucky bloggers will be given 3-month Nutrilite supplements and take the challenge of trimming down one’s weight.
  •     This is gonna be my first time to meet ENCHONG DEE, which was announce as the official Brand Ambassador for NUTRILITE .Nutrilite will be launched. I am interested to know how it works and how it can help me with my weight gain problem.
The contents of my 3-month Nutrilite pack:

This whole day event happened last January 7, 2012 at Market! Market! Activity Center Taguig City. The event started 10 am with a car-sticker event. I did not have the chance to see this. But I was able to take part in its main program  with onstage games and the most anticipated part of the program is the game where a lucky girl will have a chance to have a date with NUTRILITE ambassador Enchong Dee. And how lucky that girl can get! Too bad Enchong is way too young for me! (“may panghihinayang?” hahaha).
But before I tell you who won that lucky date with Enchong Dee, let me share something about NUTRILITE.

Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on their own certified organic farms. Nutrilite is the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements. The Nutrilite brand offers you and your family a complete range of supplements and other products designed to address the nutritional needs of anyone at any life stage.

Suprisingly for a marketing based company like AMWAY, this event was jam packed even before Enchong Dee arrived. This just goes to show that a lot of people wanted to be successful in starting their very own business and are very health conscious. Who would not want to? The event is free and you get to have your BMI’s , Fat analysis, blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked for free by registered dieticians and Doctors at the event!  And not only that fun games and show awaited the attendees!
And now time to spill what made me say that it’s worth the travel time I had! ….

·        I was chosen to be part of the 10 bloggers who will take part of weight-loss challenge for 3 months. Yes so far I am over my normal weight according to the registered dietitians. The culprit here is the foodie inside of me  that made me go overboard with all food I want to taste.

I get to meet and ask Enchong Dee a question. I asked him,”If you are to suggest Erich a Nutrilite supplement, what would that be? “ He said that it would be the NUTRILITE DOUBLE X. Because Nutrilite DoubleX has the needed vitamins and minerals our body needs.

So there goes..I will post about my experience taking NUTRILITE SUPPLEMENTS soon!

At Home at last.....

Just came home from 3 events I have gone to. First is The Nuvo Hair Bloggers event, 2nd is the Soyami "Snacking Without The Guilt" Event and lastly is The Epic launch of Flippish.Com at 7th High at The Fort.

Though I admit I got tired but it was worth it. I even got to party a bit at 7th High with Blogger friends.

It's past 12 am and I promise to post about these events here in my blog. So keep posted guys!

Good Mornight Everyone!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

PROACTIV: BUY A PROACTIV KIT and have a chance to win AVRIL LAVIGNE Concert Tickets!!!

One my "hidden" hobbies is singing. And I say hidden because I don't normally share with other people my love for singing. But beyond my OPM hit list when I start my "Karaoke" all-you-can singing time, I always include in my repertoire songs like "COMPLICATED, SK8er BOY and I'M WITH YOU " . I became a fan of Avril Lavigne because of those songs and until now she never fails to amaze me with her songwriting skills (by the way she also co-wrote songs with Chantal Kreviazuk, and Ben Moody), singing talent and charisma.

And one thing I've notice through the years is she has nice skin and glowing as ever! For a young woman like her, I would ask my self if ever she has experience skin problems or she's just plain perfect?

But aside from being so busy with her album tour recently The BEST DAMN THING, along with other foreign young artists, she also represents the voice of the youth in being "PROACTIV" in fighting acne problems. With her age, I think she can easily relate to the young people who is having acne problems over and over again. When I was younger, I am not that mindful of how my skin looks. But now that I have turned a year older, I am starting to look for beauty/skin regimens  for the skin type that I have.
Who would know that even Pop-Rock star AVRIL LAVIGNE had experience acne before?

 “Acne is something I've never really talked openly about before. I've
shared so much with the world in my songwriting, but I've never really
discussed my issues with my skin. I've personally battled with acne,
and I know it's something my fans deal with, too. Basically, everyone
who's had it knows that it's a drag. It sucks. It's not cute. It's
annoying and it's not fun.” 


“It took me a while to decide to try Proactiv, but when I finally did,
I saw results right away.* And my skin just always looked really fresh
and radiant. I started getting tons of comments and I felt good about
my skin and myself right away. Proactiv has been part of my daily skin
care routine since because it consistently works for me. It's
maintenance for my skin, and it prevents those crazy breakouts.”

"I like to be in control, and when I stay on top of my Proactiv 3-step
routine, I'm in control of my skin.”
– Avril Lavigne


Yeah, acne has even victimized pop-rock superstar AVRIL LAVIGNE. So I guess for all the teens and even the males having problems of ACNE and fans as well of Avril Lavingne, PROACTIV is giving chance you a chance stop acne from giving you problems and watch Aril Lavigne's upcoming Manila concert.

Mechanics are so simple: “Buy Proactiv Kit and Get a Chance to Win Patron Tickets to Avril Lavigne’s Concert at Araneta!”

PROMO / PURCHASE PERIOD:  January 16 – February 05, 2012

RAFFLE PROPER: February 07, 2012

Buy any Proactiv kit in the following participating outlets:

The Proactiv 30-Day kit


The Proactiv 60-Day Kit

1.)     All Watsons’ outlets or SM Department Store branches, but Raffle
Entry Form Submissions can only be accommodated in the following
branches thru the Proactiv Promodisers on duty.
a.      SM Department Store Megamall
b.      SM Department Store Makati
c.      SM Department Store North EDSA
d.      SM Department Store Mall of Asia
e.      SM Department Store Cubao

2.)     Proactiv Online Shopping Cart: http://my.proactiv.com.ph

3.)     Proactiv Door to Door Delivery Hotlines: 729-2222,
1-800-8-729-8888, 1-800-10-889-4444, 0917-801-8888

4.)     Proactiv  Kiosks*** Located in the following malls:
a.      Glorietta, Ground Floor
b.      Trinoma, 2nd Floor
c.      Robinsons Galleria, 3rd Floor
d.      Marquee Mall, Ground Floor

5.)     Selected Watsons’ outlets in SM Department Store*** branches:
a.      SM Department Store Megamall
b.      SM Department Store Makati
c.      SM Department Store North EDSA
d.      SM Department Store Mall of Asia
e.      SM Department Store Cubao

***After purchase, customers shall accomplish the official raffle
entry form from the Proactiv promodiser present in the store

MAJOR PRIZE: 1 Winner of 2 Patron B Tickets @ Php 6,340 each = 12,680.

MINOR PRIZE: Two (2) Winners of 2 Upper Box B Tickets @ Php 1,585 each = 6,340.

***Concert Tickets are purchased from Ticketnet, the official
ticketing agent of the event: The Black Star Tour: Avril Lavigne.
Proactiv Solution is not a sponsor of the event, and is not endorsing
the event.

1.      The Prize is not convertible to cash and or to other Proactiv products.
2.      The Prize must be personally claimed by winner, in full compliance
of the terms and conditions of redemption procedure.

3.       Should a winner decide to refund the Proactiv kit through
Proactiv’s standard Money Back Guarantee policy:

BEFORE RAFFLE Proper: The raffle entry will be deactivated, and
purchase will not be eligible to join the raffle on February 7, 2012.

AFTER RAFFLE Proper and Claiming of Prizes:  The amount of the refund
will be deducted by the amount equal to the market value of tickets
won and claimed.

A customer can qualify for a one (1) raffle entry for every purchase
of Proactiv 30 day kit while if they purchase a Proactiv 60 day kit,
the chances of winning is higher because they’ll be able to get two
(2) raffle entries. The promo is only valid until February 05, 2012.
The raffle will be on February 07, 2012. All winners will be notified
via email or phone call.

That's is so "easy- peasy" right ? Have that kit and flaunt that nice and glowing skin at AVRIL LAVIGNE 'S concert.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hecktor'S Salon: Php 50 Haircut at Hecktor's Salon and More...

The month of January's almost done! And I'm even too busy to have my haircut done on my birthday! And I miss my favorite salon. A few months back here's what I look like when I got my first haircut done at HECKTOR'S Salon....

 This cut is done by the Salon owner himself. The service cut is called HECKTOR'S CUT which costs only Php200. For that amount you will be getting a cut from the stylist himself. And I can guarantee that you will the service you will be wanting to come back!

And now hair misses their service, I badly need my hair cut done. The tips of my hair is crying out loud! They need to be cut the soonest time possible. I don't feel confident with my look na..I miss my bangs! I need to hide my forehead na! 

 I know some of you will agree with me that with all the limp hair I'm getting, I have to have that haircut ASAP!

HECKTOR'S SALON is located along KAMIAS St. just opposite of The Orange Place. Hecktor, the owner comes from renowned salon which I will reveal to you (if you will ask) through pm :). He decided to put up his own salon to give back to his customers and have that great Salon experience by a notch lower when it comes to price.

And right now they have a promo, you can have your haircut for only Php50 (not done by Hecktor but by his junior stylists which are well-trained too!)

And aside for the Php50 haircut promo (which is valid from Today till the end of the month of January) ,there will be a 50% promo for all Hair Color service!

So friends and mommies alike, I hope you grab this fab services for the year 2012. Let's embrace and welcome the year with "fabulous-ness"

For more infos You may like HECKTOR'S SALON FB Fanpage here , and see the portfolio of his works too!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I was invite to The My Cactus Heart Blogger Conference last January 21 at Max' Fried Chicken in Morato. The call time is a bit early but I made sure I slept early the previous night. I am Maja Salvador fan ever since and I was so excited to meet her.

Blogger friends also unusually arrived earlier. Maybe they are also excited just like me. I am happy for Maja since in her latest film she's paired with her real-life boyfriend Matteo Guidicelli.

 Direk Enrico, Maja, and Matteo

My Cactus Heart is top-billed by the country's exciting stars Matteo Guidicelli, Xian Lim and Maja Salvador. The story is about a girl  named Sandy  who came came from a not-so-perfect family. Sandy here does not believe in love. She is know to be a chronic "mambabasted" here in the story. But suddenly as the sory goes on she meets Karlo but decided in the middle that she should hold her grip because she is falling eventually!

 Maja Salvador (sorry for the blurred photo, will be looking for new cam soon!)

I've seen a lot of Maja flicks. And she's great actress, may it be comedy, romance, drama and horror. And for the year 2012, expect a lot from Maja., like "LUMAYO KA MAN SA AKIN". As for Matteo, this would be his first starring role and seein him from his past stints I can say that he improving his craft. While with Xian in this movie, he will eventually add clamor because of his successfull stint at "My Binondo Girl".

Direk Enrico Santos

Direk Enrico was so generous to the bloggers when he readily shared everything about the movie. He  said that it's not  hard to direct a movie with the couple ( maja and matteo) because on screen and off-screen they are being themselves.

 The couple Matteo and Maja
February, the love month is still a few months away but it would be a nice idea to watch MY CACTUS HEART to feel and spread that LOVE is genuinely what makes the world go round!

Well just like everybody else, I'm excited to know who ends winning MAJA's heart in the story, Catch MY CACTUS HEART at 100 theaters, one of STAR CINEMA'S offering for 2012, on January 25,2012!

More photos here taken during the BLOGGER CON.

CITY HUNTER: Lee Min Ho's Newest Korean Drama

ABS-CBN kicks off the year of the Dragon withy the much- awaited and biggest Korean drama “City Hunter “ premiering this Monday (Jan.23) in Primetime Bida.

I am so excited with this new offering because not all of my friends new that I’m “Koreanovela” addict. I always make sure to watch them whenever I have time at home. 

And this time after his biggest hit “Boys Over Flowers” Lee Min Ho, Asian’s Superstar will lead this overly-budgeted Korean hit series, CITY HUNTER.

Lee Min Ho has a big following here in the Philippines. And I was not surprised because I was able to see that last Friday at the City Hunter Advance Screening at The Dolphy Theatre.

The theater was packed and alot of Lee Min Ho's fans was there to support it!

 You can even some of the fans with the replica masks that Lee Min Ho used for this Korean Drama.

Park Min-Young is Lee Min Ho's leading lady here and also rumored as his Girl friend.

In the series, Min Ho plays the role of johnny Lee, a charming and smart young man who works at the Presidential residence called the BLUE HOUSE. Little did everyone know that behind his massive appeal to women, intelligence and pleasing personality lies a son trained to kill and seek revenge for his father. His mission is to make 5 politicians responsible for killing his father pay with their own lives.

Despite being skilled assassin, the task wouldn't be that easy for Johnny because he has to follow three rules on his mission ----he can't trust anyone, he can't reveal his true identity and he can't fall in love with Na Na, he must also choose which path to take . Will he choose duty or love ? We will soon find out as we watch it every night, right after Pinoy Big Brother on January 23 in the undisputed Primetime Bida!


Recently I was planning to join a fud tour in Binondo just in time for The Chinese New Year celebration. But I don’t know if it is what you call “perfect timing” because I was invited to join The Chinese STREET-STYLE Food Tour at SM NORTH EDSA located at 3 SKY GARDEN covered areas. For me all the food stalls looked plain but I was proved wrong. Believe me, you have to taste all of them to tell if I’m saying the truth.

Our First stop was CHICKEN DELI

 And hey I spotted a foodie blogger here,check this link to know him!

Chicken Deli first took Bacolod by storm before opening a branch here in Metro Manila.

Chicken Deli offers TIPID MEALS
TM1 2sticks Isol or 2 Sticks Baticolon with rice Php45
TM2 1 stick Isol and 1 stick of Baticolon with rice Php45
TM3 1pc chicken with rice Php 49
TM4 1 stick pork bbq with rice Php49

And for the “rice eaters” , they have KANIN ALL YOU CAN with Free Soup Meals
  • Paa Meal Php97/ Pork BBQ Meal Php89
  • PechoPak Meal Php 99/ Liempo Meal Php 99

Although they are not part of the food tour, we decided to give their chicken a bite! 

2nd Stop was GOVBY’S FOOD
 They offer various dimsum food like siomai in beef, pork and sharksfin as well. Of course SIOPAO is also included in their menu. But one thing is for sure siopao tastes much better if it’s a bit warmer.

3rd stop is LITTLE FELLAS 

 They have to these for for their HotPot!

 My HongKong Style Noodles with Sharksfin Php40 only.

I don't know what they call these but it's suppose to give goodluck!

I tried their HONGKONG STYLE NOODLES, and I am impressed with the taste . The taste is authentic! I have tasted other HongKong Style noodles kiosks before but this one did really made a homerun with my taste buds. The prices for noodles starts with Php25 for the plain , with sharksfin is Php40 and with 2pcs.siomai Php35. They also offer shabu-shabu. I didn’t get to try it but will do on my next visit.They are bit higher in price but it is sure the worth the taste! They are selling goodluck garlands (or I don’t know what they truly call them) for Php150. Good job Little Fellas!

On our way to our next stop, we decided to go down to see this one! 
They are so cute,make sure to have your photos take here for keepsake!

4th Stop is MY RED BASKET

What's great with their siopao is that it taste authentic and warmer!

Here at RED BASKET , they have a lot to offer for dimsum lovers! You would never run of things to try out. And they do have nice and courteous staff too!

Our last stop, SIOMAI HOUSE

SIOMAI HOUSE never fails to amaze me with their Gulaman. I personally love their gulaman above any other food stalls.

Don't forget to visit these stalls these CHINESE NEW YEAR. It will save you lot of time and money if you chose to visit SM NORTH EDSA this Chinese New Year! They always make sure that they have a lot to offer to their shopping and dining customers, that's why SM NORTH EDSA is always on my list of malls that I love.

The Chinese Street Style Food Festival is on its roll last Jan.17 and until Janury 23, 2012 at the SM NORTH EDSA SKY GARDEN Covered areas!

I will surely come back with my family here! 

To be updated of what's SM NORTH EDSA has in store for us like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/smnorthedsa

Thank You Azrael of Azrael's Merryland  and SM NORTH EDSA for inviting me and fellow bloggers to have a one of a kind food trip that doesn't need to travel that far to enjoy Chinese Food's authenticity!

Click here for more photos of our food trip adventure!

Friday, January 20, 2012


Last Dec.28, 2011, Figaro opened a new branch in World Citi Colleges. Now even patients/outpatient and its Hospital community will now enjoy the Figaro coffee experience that Figaro Coffee Company can offer! 

And just residing a few kilometers away from it made me thankful because before the only branch I’m near, is Figaro Gateway Mall branch. Whenever I crave for their yummy pastries their Gateway Mall branch is my refuge.
But now that they opened here in World Citi Colleges and Hospital, it made my visits to Figaro more convenient.

As a Figaro coffee patron, me and my blogger friends were again invited to visit this new branch. And without asking them I knew that we would be unanimous in saying that, “At last Figaro is much nearer now!” 

Of course our visit would not be complete without a taste of their new offering, the healthy “MALUNGGAY PAN de SAL”.

The Malunggay Pan de Sal comes in two varieties, the Tuna-filled Pan de Sal and ASADO-filled Pan de Sal. This traditional Filipino bread roll made with Moringa leaves is baked fresh with prime tuna/asado filling ingredients. A piece of this cost only Php45.

But if you really dig Figaro coffee and love the healthy Malunggay Pan de Sal, they have a promo that comes with it that you can’t resist! A piece of Malunggay Pan de Sal comes with unlimited brewed coffee for only Php99 from 7:00am to 11:00am. That will surely keep you on your feet the whole day! I will not forget to have this promo the next time I swing by at any Figaro Branch.

And EXCLUSIVELY for Figaro World Citi Branch, they are currently offering a great promo!

For cold drinkers, Just buy 2 Figaro Frosts and get the next frost for FREE (except Butterscotch Vanilla). And for the Hot drink lovers, BUY 2 16oz Hot Drinks and get 1 16oz Hot drink FREE!

That will be a great buy for the coffee drinkers! 

Figaro Coffee experience is made more yummier by its wide range of pastry selections like its muffins (available in Blueberry, Cheese and Chocolate Chip Muffin) Php65, Tuna and Asado Pie Php 45 each, and the yummy mini cakes, MY LITTLE OSCAR (Php119) and CHOCOLATE CAKE (Php119).
Now I can share more of my FIGARO Coffee experience because it has new branch near me. And you’ll hear more of it hear on my blog.

But there’s a lot more in store at their Facebook page www.Facebook.com/Figarocoffeecompany and Twitter account www.Twitter.com/Figarocoffeecompany so just keep updated with these social media outlets to know more about the latest offerings of Figaro and their exciting promos posted on their Facebook page.

See you all soon at FIGARO WORLD CITI COLLEGES at Aurora Blvd. Q.C. They are open Mondays-Saturdays 7:00am-7:00pm! If guys have any Figaro coffee stories to share/tell, don’t hesitate to drop-by and comment on this blogpost! Because FIGARO Coffee is LOVE…….!

Magunaw Man ang Mundo: Now for Kapamilya Gold

The newest offering from Kapamilya Gold will be “Magunaw Man Mundo"which will invade your afternoon viewing on January 30, 2012.

I have been watching Kapamilya Gold’s “Reputasyon” and I can say that I fell in love with its storyline because of moral values that it imparts about how much you uphold your dignity and reputation. But now that it’s nearing the end, I wouldn’t have to wait longer because another great storyline by the form of the drama-series MUNDO MAN AY MAGUNAW will be shown right after the end of “Reputasyon” (which also stars …

“MUNDO man ay MAGUNAW” is about the entwined lives of OLIVIA (played by Eula Valdes) and her daughters Sheryl (played by Empress Schuck of Rosalka starrer) and Jennifer (played by first time to play a “kontrabida” role Nikki Gil). After 20 years of imprisonment, Olivia is off to restart her life and rebuild the family she never had. Brought together by circumstances, the three women will realize that no matter how big their differences and conflicts are, they still have to reunite to save each other.

During its Presscon (in which I was fortunately invited), I had the chance to hear what the members of the casts have to say about their new drama series. Everybody from the cast is so excited because its cast is compose of young and seasoned actors like Allan Paule, Diane Paule, Alex Castro, Sylvia Sanchez, Ms. Tessie Tomas, Ejay Falcon, etc.

This time I can say that I can relate more in the story because I am already a mom myself. I am seeing this new drama series as an eye opener of what a mother (like what Eula Valdez here is portraying here) can and will do for her kids if she is pushed to her limits.

Sheryl ( Empress Schuck)
-daughter of Eula Valdez but was later on left under the care of Leilani (Sylvia Sanchez)
Jennifer (Nikki Gil)
-daughter of Eula Valdez also, who grew up under her grandmother’s care Donya Alicia La Pena.
OLIVIA (Eula Valdez)
-mother of Jennifer and Sheryl, was in jail for almost 20 years for allegedly killing his husband Carlos, son of Dona Alicia La Pena.

The members of the cast was asked during the Q&A, “Anu ang Ikagugunaw ng Mundo Nyo” . I think all their unanimously says that the loss of their family or a family member will be what will destroy their existence. I think everyone will agree that our families are what defines our existence her in this world. So matter what happens our families are still what tops our priorities.
And honestly lately, I have been neglecting my family and depriving them more of my time. I know I have been silent with fact that I am truly sorry about that and I told myself that I make sure to plan more bonding time to make it up for my absences in the house.

And that bonding time will truly be a part of our tv viewing especially the Kapamilya Gold timeslot of MUNDO Man ay MAGUNAW.

MUNDO Man ay MAGUNAW is under the direction of Jeffrey Jeturian and Rechie del Carmen and it will premier on January 30 (Monday) on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold. For more updates, log on to www.abs-cbn.com ,follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter, or “like” their Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/mundomanaymagunaw

Net25 First and Newest Teleserye "5 Girls and a Dad" to conquer TV Viewing on January 23, 2012

Last January 16, 2012, Television Network Net 25 of Eagle Broadcasting Corporation had its presscon for its first-ever teleserye , “5 Girls and A Dad”.

It was one of dream come true when I got the chance to be among the guests of this launched because I am so proud to tell you that the writer for this teleserye is none other than, the multi awarded writer Ms. Lualhati Bautista. I am more than proud to have the chance to have met and tell her that me and my husband collects all the books she had written.

The 5 Girls played by : L-R: Chesca Salcedo, 

This light-drama series is very timely because it focuses on family values and the growing percentage that there is a rise in number of “single-parent families”

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Modern Solutions for every Modern Mom

New parents these days are lucky to have so many support groups to depend on whenever they encounter hitches in rearing their child. WeLuvMoms, a unique community and an inspired source of information for the modern Mom’s frenetic lifestyle, will be her indispensible ally in raising the baby to his—or her—healthiest potential. From the best feeding systems to the perfect baby’s accessory, We Luv Moms have the best products from the best brands that the working modern Mom of today will truly love.

Breastfeeding is an important factor in nourishing your baby as it provides ideal nourishment and a special bonding experience that both baby and mom will take great delight in. It may sound and look easy but actually, many new Moms encounter exasperation breastfeeding. Some new Moms find it hard to get started, while others stumble upon problems later on. 

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Stand-Out Dishes from Junior Master Chefs Philippines Now Served at Pancake House

Time must really flies so fast. It was just a few months ago since JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS had first aired at Top t.v. Station, ABS-CBN.  Being a fan of cooking shows and a foodie newbie, I started to add Junior MasterChefs to my list of my favorite shows. It has been my favorite because it brings smile on my face whenever I see the kiddie cooks face each cooking challenge. It was amazing to see these kids (which some of them are near my son’s age, btw my eldest son is already 7 years old.) cook like a pro! It is one of those shows close to my heart because it was a family favorite. My kids watch it with me all the time. I guess the foodie in us runs in the blood.

And now with only eight of them left in the competition, kiddie cooks are showing what cuisine they excel at. But it is no doubt that all of the remaining participants have what it takes to vie for the Ultimate title of “Junior MasterChef” Philippines.

From L-R: Miko Manzano, Caitlin Taluban, Jobim Balbuena and Kyle Imao

And proof to this is some of their masterpiece dishes are now being served at the country’s most trusted restaurants, PANCAKE HOUSE.

And to have a taste of these “masterpiece” dishes, I had been invited by Junior Masterchef Philippines and Pancake House last January 11, 2012 at Pancake House Trinoma. 

 This is Chef Adrian Azurin, the Senior Product Development at Pancake House.
He was asked during the Q&A if who's the kiddie cook who resembles his cooking style. He said it  was Miko.

I was thrilled and excited to meet the kiddie cooks . And the kiddie cooks present are Caitlin Taluban, Kyle, Jobim, and Miko.  And it was a privilege to meet also the Chef for the R&D Dept. of Pancake house who was so proud to introduce to us the the dishes that these kids had made.

 Tofu EggPlant Salad Php175
Deep fried Tofu lathered with a special honey sauce served with grilled eggplant and mustard greens salad topped with toasted pinipig.

Pan-grilled pork loin filled with garlic longganisa meat; served with special fried rice, sunny side-up egg and mango chutney.

 Caitlin Taluban was the one who made the recipe for this appetizer. Let's congratulate her for being in the Top 7 
For Junior MasterChef Phils. (As of this writing)
A pretty young lass who wanted to pursue being a chef rather than to be in showbiz .

P235Meat-filled ampalaya topped with melted cheese, served with garlic rice, sunny side-up egg, crispy dilis and pickled ampalaya. 

Fish burger on Brown Rice Pilaf with malunggay sauce and caramelized ginger 

Baby Back ribs served with Warm Bacon Potato salad and Corn on a Cob

These 6 dishes are sure to packed one’s appetite because it is deliciously made and inspired by kiddie cooks at JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS Philippines.
These 6 dishes are served already since last October 2011 and until April 2012.
Through out the season, viewers and foodies alike will have to be on the look- out for more dishes that will be inspired by the kiddie cooks.  
I know all of you guys are now excited to have a taste of these delicious and sumptuous dishes. No worries because all of these dishes are available in all Pancake house branches. And don’t forget to watch JUNIOR MASTERCHEFS which airs every Saturdays (after “Wansapanataym”) and Sundays (after” Goin’ Bulilit”) on ABS-CBN