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Winner! Winner! Winner!

Congratulations to: Camille Q. for winning a copy of the's Top 10 Everything Food Lists book!! :) Please wait for my email on how to claim your prize!! :) Congratulations Camille!! :)

It's Official!

I am on the way again! As of yesterday's count - 8 weeks and a few days!! We had an ultrasound and I saw the heartbeat and the lifeline! I can't believe that I'm starting this journey again! Hahaha... Good luck to me!! :)

Bikram Yoga Manila's Posture Clinic

As more yoga centers open up across the city, the convenience of having a yoga studio nearby is giving more people added incentive to give yoga a try. Reflecting this interest surge in yoga, teachers with certifications in a variety of yoga styles are showing up. Ashtanga, vinyasa, Bikram, jivamukthi, gentle flow, power yoga, hot fusion and sivananda are all styles that are available locally.        With so many to choose from, a question often posed is : how do you know if you are already proficient in one style when you keep practicing so many?              As if in answer to this question, Bikram Yoga Manila, the pioneer studio that introduced Bikram yoga to the Philippines, just conducted a series of posture seminars at its studios over the past 2 weeks. These seminars were aimed at giving Bikram yoga students specific knowledge about the set postures that comprise the Bikram yoga series.

Allergy Scare

I remember when I was younger, an allergy attack was one of the things I feared the most because I didn't know when it will happen.  I always had about 2 pieces of allergy medicine (celestamine) in my wallet, just in case it happens.  Thankfully, I never had an allergy attack when I was out of the house. Last night, we had an allergy scare.  After dinner, I noticed Kailee scratching her tummy while we were watching Agent Oso on TV.  She was scratching and scratching - I then noticed that her tummy had a LOT of rashes.  I assumed that this was her normal rashes (Kailee has skin asthma/eczema so rashes were a norm to us once in a while) and since we were on maintenance antihistamine - I instructed Yaya to give her an early dose of it.  After giving Kailee the antihistamine, I left the room and took a bath.  When I came back, I was surprised to see that the rashes has spread to her face and legs!  These rashes were big red patches and they were spreading out and growing by the minut

Maynilad's Erroneous Meter Reading..

Update 04-16-2012 I just received our SOA dated April 12, 2012 and STILL our consumption was averaged to 41cu, same as it was in the previous bill.  I called the Maynilad hotline and they didn't know why it was the same.  The following day - a Maynilad representative went to us and informed us that there was indeed an erroneous reading done last February - that instead of 5728, the meter reader input 5782.  The current reading as of that day was 5779.  He said that he will make sure that an action will be made immediately.   Photo grabbed from THIS site Everything is still done manually in our country, even the meter readings for electricity and water.  A person still has to go around the metro listing down readings.  In the recent year, I saw an improvement with Maynilad's service, instead of these meter readers reporting to their offices of the readings they've done for the day - they have a wireless device (like the wireless credit card machine) that they bring w

Kailee's First Haircut!

Last Saturday Kailee had her first haircut at Cuts for Tots.  The experience wasn't as stressful or traumatizing as I was expecting it to be.  It was actually pleasant - a bit of strange for Kailee, but something very memorable for me and my Panget. Kailee was immediately seated in those car like chairs.  The salon was prepared with distractions - toys, TV with various cartoon shows as entertainment and bubbles!  Their staff doubled as entertainers as well. It took us less than 30 minutes. Kailee was a very good customer over all.  She didn't cry, she only stood up to dance when she heard music and she kept on looking over both her shoulders at the person cutting her hair!  I think Kailee was most irritated when the hairdresser held her ears!  Kailee's hair is now shorter.  She looks more like a baby!   We've joked that she looks like a boy - a really cute boy (so this is what a baby boy will look like!  hahaha) The haircut was quite pricey - P295.00, and's Top 10 Everything Food Lists + Giveaway!

One of the perennial problems of people who love to eat out is - WHERE TO EAT.  Thankfully, the world wide web provides us with an easy alternative - just type in the cuisine that you like and voila - you get search results!  But there's another problem - which are the BEST places to eat?  Of course, if you're a food lover - it means that you appreciate good food and by that you wouldn't want to be disappointed right?  Enter's Top 10 Everything FOOD LISTS! The premier authority on food FINALLY launches a food list!  I was so happy to learn this and when I was invited to the launch, I was excited.  I immediately opened the book and scanned through the pages and I was impressed.  The list was complete! During the launch we were served with the #1's in the list - I was able to try the following: Cibo's Iced Tea - very refreshing, it tasted to natural! Bar Dolci's Thai Iced Tea Gelato - this has got to be THE best Thai Iced Tea

Sausage McMuffin's Doppleganger

Its has been FOUND! I'm a huge huge fan of McDonald's Sausage McMuffin and how I wished that there were those sausage patties sold at the local supermarket.  Lo and behold, a few days ago - a friend of mine posted this discovery on his FB account.  He said that it tasted the same - so of course, when I had the chance last weekend.  I rushed to the nearby SNR Membership Shopping to purchase a pack to try. I was really excited and when I was at the frozen foods area, I checked the items one by one.  I had to make sure that I saw it.  And then, I did! When I got home, I immediately cooked 3 patties. And I have to say.... It was delish! And in my opinion - it tasted exactly like McDonald's Sasuage! So, it has been finally FOUND! A pack of a kilo worth is priced at P349.95 Now, you can make a seriously BIG BREAKFAST at home!! :) Happy Eating!!

Blonde Coffee, anyone?

Starbucks has launched their BLONDE coffee! During the launch were were schooled by a coffee master on the different roasts Blonde, Medium, and Dark Roasts!  Plus - we samples their new food items!  There's one exciting thing that I learned - they're bringing back the FRENCH TOAST!  Oh my gosh - when I learned of this, I was ECSTATIC!! The Blonde Roast is very different from what I imagined.  Haha!!  I thought it was going to be lighter, and it was - but what struck me was that it tasted a little - tangy and - sour!  I mean, it tasted a bit odd at first, but when you add some whip cream and syrup to it - its actually, not that bad!  Its a different offering for coffee lovers - a definite new thing to try in Starbucks.  I'm sure there will be a LOT of new fans!

Happy Birthday Kailee!!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Kailee!! :) I thank God everyday for giving us YOU! Thank you for making us smile everyday!! Please don't grow up too fast! We love you so very very very much!!! Can you believe it's a year already?  It seemed like just yesterday that I gave birth to you !!!

Visa Renewal Program of the US Embassy

I just renewed my US Visa via their Visa Renewal Program. It was pretty painless, except for the waiting time and the lining up.  But since there was no more interview and no documents required - perfect right? Read below if you qualify for the VRP: I hope you qualify!  Because if you do - my gosh, it so freaking easy!  You just need to pay the fee, take a 2" x 2" photo, fill out the DS-160 , and call to schedule an appointment!  What's even better is that - you have priority with the appointment dates!  I was scheduled for an interview last Monday (2/27), and yesterday afternoon (3/01) - I got my Passport with a 10-year visa!  Yeyness!!

Ramen X at Trinoma

The ramen craze has finally reached Trinoma, YEHEY! Finally there's a place nearby where I can have my ramen fix!  I loooove noodles, I'm a big fan of noodle soups!  Thus, we have at home an ample supply of instant noodles, my favorite brand is Nongshim because the noodles are sooooo chewy good! Together with The Food Club, I was delighted to be invited to try Ramen X at Trinoma. What will greet you at the door is a huge X etched on glass - classy right?  And when you enter, you will immediately feel the Japanese pop-ish culture with the interiors - its actually pretty cute-sy! The menu is simple - ramen with different flavors at very affordable prices, plus - donburi (rice bowls).  I cannot emphasize enough that the prices are affordable - because it really is!  I was shocked to see the prices to be honest, but I was skeptical on the size of the servings - but I tell you, when we were served with our orders they're well worth it! First we were served with appe