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Having Faith

Faith. What does it mean to have faith?  Honestly, I'm all new to this *faith* thing.  I mean I grew up Catholic, and I took it for granted.  I never realized that having a relationship with God was something I should prioritize. I mean I prayed, but not everyday.  I would recite the rosary every so often because it was something I believed in.  But only during times of trials do I feel that I needed to pray. I honestly wonder why that is always most often the case. They say that when you find yourself alone and faced with difficulties - that's the only time we pray.  I admit - that was how my faith was started.  I remember it was last 2006 that I suddenly felt the urge to pray.  Honestly, it was a last resort.  I didn't know what to do and I realized that I needed a higher being to calm my mind down.  It was 2006 that we experienced hardship, something I never thought would happen, happened.  It was then that I started my journey of faith. I am very proud to say

Garage Sale ALERT! #ClosetCleanoutSale2016

Yes, it's happening again! Come and visit the #ClosetCleanoutSale2016 happening this Saturday - May 28, 2016 at the West Hall of the Corinthian Garden Clubhouse.  Entrance is FREE!!  Just mention to the guard that you are going to the garage sale at the Clubhouse!  Gates will open at 8am till 1pm. Hope to see you there!!

BELO Baby Instagram Contest + Giveaway!!

The #BELOBaby Hair and Body wash is a staple in my kids' bath time.  I'm so happy to have a product that is locally made that is gentle and *hiyang* on my kids' sensitive skin.  I can't emphasize enough how happy and relieved I am because it's available locally.  Gone are the days that I worry for  a supply and settle for something less!  Now - we have the BEST!  ( Read about my initial post here ) #BeloBaby products are c rafted with care for the most delicate skin, for the most meticulous moms.  I have said time and again that I use products that help keep my kids skin be rash free and I'm so glad that I found that from a local brand.  Just a few days ago, my sister in law complimented Kailee's skin saying it's *makinis* and I told her that I owe it all to #BeloBaby 's Hair and Body wash.  Something I need to emphasize is that #BeloBaby products have natural ingredients with zero chemicals.  That is something great, especially for a Pinoy prod

So, they call it - Invisible Socks

I confess that I don't wear socks as much, simply because I don't fancy closed shoes very much.  It was only last year, during our London vacation that I got to appreciate wearing closed shoes!  I bought a pair of FitFlop closed shoes and I was looking for a nice pair of socks to use it with.  Unfortunately the only ones I saw (and eventually bought) are those nylon (stockings-like) ballet flats socks.  I don't know what you call them - Hahaha!  So I bought them and used them the whole trip.  Thing was it would sometimes crumple up while I walk and so I needed to adust it from time to time (Take off the shoes to fix the fit of the socks). I'm quite the late bloomer.  It was just recently that I realized how socks can help make shoes more comfy.  I realized that only last year during a trip to Tokyo!  Hahaha..  So whenever I was to wear closed shoes, I wanted to wear socks - thing was, the right kind of socks for the different kinds of shoe we have. The generation no

Barbie, You can be ANYTHING Event on May 29, Sunday!

Barbie would like to empower you and invite you tho their *You can be ANYTHING* event happening next Sunday - May 29 at SM Mall of Asia!! Customers have to purchase at least P1000 worth of any Barbie merchandise at participating stores from April 29 to May 29. They have to present their receipt/s (single or accumulated) to our representatives in the registration area of the event to get 1 Pink Passport. This pink passport will be your “event pass” have it stamped every time you go to the different booths. When you complete all activities, you will be included in the raffle!   It will be very exciting as there will be lots of giveaways and prizes on the said event.

WOW #SoftShellCrabsPH!!

Yummy yummy yummy, I've got LOVE in my tummy. I heard Phoebe Buffay say it in Friends and true enough, I've got YUM in my tummy.  All thanks to #SoftShellCrabsPH!! I am a fan of crabs.  I looove love love crabs.  And so when I was breastfeeding Kailee, I noticed that she'd get all itchy when I ate crabs.  So I was a on a crab diet, for a while.  I really couldn't resist!  (I'm so sorry Kailee!!) and I went as far as dumping my pumped breast milk - GUILTY!! Ask my Panget, his family, my family, my friends, my helpers even my kids - they all know how much I love love loooooove crabs.  So when an opportunity to cook Soft Shell Crabs came, I grabbed it immediately. I have a confession - I have this thing of needing to be in the mood to cook.  I can go on months with ignoring the kitchen.  But when I get my groove back, there's no stopping me.  For the past few days, I have been experimenting on deep frying.  Last Monday night, I used Olive Oil to make

Election Fever Giveaway!!

I'm going to be a bit PATRIOTIC today. Last Monday, we did something historic.  We voted for someone we believed it.  My choice may not be the winner, but I will place my FULL SUPPORT to the president-elect, because I respect the mandate of the people. I hope we can all move forward and do our parts in making the nation great.  Change begins in us. In line with this - I am feeling very positive.  I can't explain it and so I want to share the positivity by hosting a GIVEAWAY!! Here they are: There will be two (2) winners and these winners will NEED TO PICK UP these prizes in Quezon City .  Please do not ask me to ship to you for free.  Kindly do your part, as you've already won, right?  If you are from the province, you can still join as long as you can authorize someone to pick up the price in Quezon City. So, what are the mechanics? Leave the following details on the comment section: a)  LUX or Innisfree (pick only ONE) b)  Name c)  Valid Email Ad

Mother's Day Gift Ideas: Basilur Tea, Manuka Honey & Gifted.PH

Mother's Day is just around the corner!  It comes only once a year - and so I feel that every Mother's Day we NEED to make our moms feel special and extra loved.  What is just one day a year to make them feel MORE special, loved and pampered? Here are some gift ideas for Moms! Basilur Tea I'm more of a tea person that a coffee person.  And so when I received this beautiful gift box, I was over the moon!  This is #BasilurTeaPH x Designer Blooms collaboration for Mother's Day.  Isn't that the prettiest?  Flowers + Tea, perfect! I am LOVING the Paris tea and having it everyday.  You can take it hot or cold, it's fragrant, refreshing and fruity!  I look forward to my morning with This is available online at Manuka Honey Honey has sooo many known benefits.  What more Manuka Honey!  Manuka Honey has an anti-microbal property that sets it apart from natural raw honey.  I honestly

Summer Family Fun Day with MOTT'S!

Cool off this summer and enjoy these activities lined up by Mott's Apple Juice. Happening on Saturday - May 7 at the Bonifacio High Street The program will officially start at  3 PM  but you and your family can enjoy a lot of family bonding moments  through these activities set-up as early as  10am  on the same day. Mott's Hoops ( a basketball shoot game for dads & kids) Lifesize Tic-Tac-Toe Giant Ring Toss  Mottie's Giant Ladders & Slides Enjoy our Brand Partner's Booth Own activities (Jolly, Al Dente, Lotus, Great Leap , Hobbes & Landes & Crayola) Acoustic Band Meet & Greet with our Brand Ambassadors: Janice & Gary Villanueva, together with their kids Meet & Greet our Twin Mascots Nutritional Talk  A chance to win special prizes upon purchase of Mott's 100% Apple Juice on-site See you there!

#NeverAgain - Marcos. NEVER AGAIN

I honestly DO NOT UNDERSTAND why people still vote for the Marcoses.  I don't want to make insults to persons because that's not how I am. I remember when I was growing up - the EDSA Revolution happened.  It was a happy moment for me because there were no classes!  It was only years later that I realized what that revolution meant to all of us. Maybe because I grew up in the 80's and so the memories were still raw.  You can easily relate to certain matters.  Issues are still and will still feel relevant to you.  We were asked to read books - Dekada 70 by Lualhati Baustista.  Made to watch *A Dangerous Life* to make us aware of the things that happened during Martial Law.  So we can be aware and LEARN from it. I was so shocked to learn that so many people are actually voting for BBM.  What the FUCK?  I mean seriously - WTF? Pinoys they say forgive and forget easily.  The forgiveness part - yes, we should all learn to forgive but we should #NEVERFORGET what happened d

Starbucks' ELECTION DAY treat - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

Being a citizen of one of the few countries that enjoys democracy, you have the right and the responsibility to take part in the election that will shape the future of this nation. Would you let this opportunity pass by? According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (N SC B), the voter turnout in the 2010 presidential election decreased to 75.04% from 76.99% in 2004 presidential election. This year, Starbucks Philippines’ hopes to increase voter turnout and encourage registered voters to exercise their right and enjoy the freedom to choose the country's next leaders. On May 9, you have the right to vote for the candidate that embodies your values and aspirations. Keep your voice heard and choose the next leader that will steer our country in the right direction. In this light, Starbucks Philippines, in its mission to encourage registered voters to exercise their right to vote, launches the  Care to Vote  campaign that will treat Filipinos who will vote