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Jollitown's The Big Fun Event at SMX!!

I knew that it was going to be a fun mayhem, thus I decided to visit late in the afternoon so I won't be *in the rush of the things*.  I got to SMX at 4PM and I was shocked to learn that the tickets were sold out!  Yes, the tickets were all sold out - which meant that the event was really successful - YEY!!  What was nice was that they made people go in, even without tickets.  Unfortunately, you can only see what's inside - the kids are unable to enjoy and join in the fun with the inflatables.  But nevertheless, the look on their faces were priceless - you can see the happiness in their eyes. When I got in, kids were running around like there was no tomorrow.  Parents were as well, running after their kids!  You can see the delight in their faces, the parents were tired alright - but good tired since everyone seems like having fun. Bubbles are the easiest and fastest way to entertain kids. Imagine the kids' delight to be able to make bigger bubbles! I wish

Happy Birthday Connor!!

Yesterday we celebrated Connor's 2nd birthday. Happy Happy Birthday my little boy! It seems only yesterday that I gave birth to you , time flies so fast.  You have given me so much joy.  Thank you for your smile, your smirks and kisses. You will always be my baby boy, Connor!! I love you very very very much!  (Even if Dada is your favorite!  Hahaha!!) Love, Mama This is Connor while listening to the Foo Fighter's Learn to Fly (sad that there is no audio :( ).  He likes music, whenever he hears it - he immediately dances or moves his head to the beat of the song. Love you!  Love you!!

Truly Asia in Fisher Mall

It has been a while since I last visited Fisher Mall.  I remember being turned off by the mall since they charged for parking and there wasn't a grace period.  I think it was August 1 - and I was very willing to buy movie tickets because I knew that parking was free.  Lo and behold - it wasn't anymore - and they didn't have any grace period of sorts.  So imagine - I just went to buy tickets and I had to pay for parking - and then again when we go to watch the movie, we will need to pay for parking.  Grrrr... To my surprise there were new restaurants!  And one of them was Truly Asia.  Upon entering the parking area, you'd see ads of Truly Asia and then again near the elevators and escalators.  So my Panget was curious - so we walked around and found it.  I wasn't in the the mood to pick a restaurant so it was my Panget who looked at the menu.  He learned from the host that this restaurant is owned by the mall owners (same as Morita) and so he assumed that it would

Mustela Press Launch

The first ever time I saw Mustela was in Friends.  It was part of the set of Friends' last season .  There were a few bottles of Mustela on the table where Rachel kept Emma's things in the living room.  Here is a screen cap of the scene where Phoebe was signing her *gift* to Emma (right after Joey's heartfelt I'll Love You Forever reading)  It was years (I mean yearS) later that I saw it on our shores - Trinoma to be exact.  I remember being told by my Pedia to try out the product and luckily - they had a stall in Trinoma. I have an unforgettable impression because for the first time ever - I was told by the sales lady ' Ma'am bili kayo ng container, para mabigyan ko kayo product na matatry niyo sa baby niyo '  I was asking for a shampoo and the Stelatopia line, I told them that my daughter has eczema (Kailee was diagnosed with Eczema at 3months) and they gladly told me this, since their samples were the full bottles.  True enough, I returned to their

The Urban Food Collective starts October 18!

I love going to weekend markets.  I enjoy walking the aisles and looking at the stuff stall by stall.  It soothes me - even if I leave the market with a dent in my pocket.  Hahaha! So to the Southerners you have a new market to go to!!  Presenting: Market starts on October 18 and will continue to run on all weekends until December 2014!  If you're a home baker or have products that you want to sell - this is the perfect opportunity and venue for you to showcase your talent and goodies! For those unfamiliar with the place, here's a map to guide you: Note:  Press Release

Mercury Drugstore: No Return No Exchange

Mercury Drugstore has been the only drugstore in the country for years.  It was only recently that there were new players in the industry.  Before there flooding of The Generics Pharmacy - it was only in Mercury Drugstore that you can buy medicines.  I used to complain that there were so few Mercury Drugstores and that their business hours were only up to 8PM.  When I was younger I used to worry that if an emergency happens, we wouldn't be able to buy medicine elsewhere!  But then a few years ago, I was so happy to see that there are branches that are open 24 hours.  Gosh, FINALLY someone thought of doing that.  It was a long time coming.  A few years after - branches were mushrooming everywhere.  I applaud their desire to serve more people - I thought it was such a great move.  I mean for a pioneer - it was a long time coming. One of the things that I like with Mercury Drugstore is that they offer refunds and exchanges without question.  As long as you have the receipt with y

My first UBER ride!

Been seeing UBER for the past months popping in and out of my feeds in social media.  I have a cousin who is an Uber addict!  Honestly, I have been collecting the P300.00 credit codes of friends.  It was just a few weeks ago that I was told that those codes are useless since I have already registered!  Oh well. I was very curious and so I googled UBER.  I was surprised to learn that UBER is not a local company instead it's an international company with locations around the world.  Here's what UBER is all about: Well, when you think about it - it's quite practical and safe.  With UBER - you don't need to carry cash as the payment is automatically charged to your credit card.  Brilliant right?  So, two weeks ago - I had my first experience with UBER.  My friend Rowena suggested that I hitch a ride with her going to an event, she mentioned that she will use UBER.  So we met up and there she showed me how to book a *Black* car with Uber.  It was so fast as you j

Rockwell Primaries' 53 Benitez pops up in Megamall!

I have been passing by Rockwell Primaries' 53 Benitez whenever we try and cut across the EDSA traffic coming from QC.  The first thing that I noticed was the By Pass road they have on the corner of P.Tuazon and C.Benitez Street.  I thought it was really nice, that they made this By Pass road for motorist.  It somehow eases the intersection - I thought to myself that the people behind this property are actually very socially responsible because, let's be honest - creating this By Pass road will cut a portion of their property, plus - they won't be recognized by the government.  Yet, they did this - to help ease the traffic. Condos are mushrooming almost everywhere.  One thing I noticed though, is that most layouts are quite odd.  I've seen the layout of a posh condo unit in Taguig and I was baffled at why the layout was not simple - it was confusing and it wasn't able to utilize the area PLUS there were exposed beams and oddly located posts.  I assumed that all con

The invasion of the Viber groups

I only learned of Viber when I got my iPhone last 2011.  It was a 'must' app that I needed to get.  I had no clue what it was for except for messaging.  It was a free message platform - provided that you are online.  Years passed and I rarely used it.  I have to admit, I am partial to Whatsapp - I can't explain it, but I like it better. So I used Whatsapp and Viber whenever I was traveling (provided that I had a wifi connection or was on data)  It was convenient all right and that was it. Last year, when my pediatrician's secretary lost her phone - what she did was (to save money in sending SMS) she sent a Viber message to I think most of her patient's parents saying that her assistant lost her phone and what the new number was.  At first, I thought it was brilliant.  But then when I my phone started getting notifications every few seconds - it got irritating.  Apparently, my pediatrician created a group message that included ALL the numbers she input in the