Sunday, December 29, 2013

Makukulit na Bulilits

Matt is like any other toddlers nowadays. He is super hyper, I swear! The only time he'll rest is when he's asleep. That's also the time when our home we'll be quite.

Now, we have two makulit na bulilits in the house. That means, double the madness fun!

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

My First Zalora Loot!

Like most of you, I enjoy shopping online so much. Because you can find very affordable items without going through so much stress like traffic and crowd. It's very convenient kasi for a working mom like me who has so little spare time on hand. 

I usually use my Paypal funds to pay. If I run out of funds, I use BDO online bank fund transfer naman. If you are banking online, this is a very convenient way to pay. Just enroll the account of the seller or merchant as third party. If your account comes with an ATM card, you can activate the enrollment thru ATM using the activation code provided after enrolling the third party account. After that, you may do fund transfer and just save the transaction receipt in case the merchant will require as proof of payment.

Speaking of online shopping. I just got my first Zalora loot and maybe my last online shopping loot for 2013!

Zalora Philippines

I'll write more about these once Daddy take a good shot of them since the photo above does not justify their actual looks. And yes, that belt is my Christmas gift to Daddy. He's the one who chose it since he have read my post too soon. I surprised him na lang with a pair of sneakers.

Hey, did you know that in 4 days we will welcome a new year and today is the last day of work for the year 2013. But we'll sure be busier in the coming days as we are having a minor home improvement at home. We need to make ligpit all the kalats before the year ends. Pampaswerte daw and we'll go to Divisoria tomorrow. Wish us luck and no traffic please =)

Hello 2014! Wishing you a Prosperous and more Blessed New Year everyone!
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Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013 - Christmas Day

Before anything else, here's our Matthew Andrei posing with the Christmas tree.

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013 - Our Noche Buena

Christmas day just passed like that. Ang bilis! Now, we are all looking forward for the New Year. If only I can take a leave, I will. Unfortunately, taking leaves on December is no longer allowed in our company. Anyways, let me share our Noche Buena.

Noche Buena will always be in our tradition. Whether you have money or not, you'll still buy something for the family to have salu-salo. Daddy and I prepared our salu-salo. We start the preparation earlier while Matt was still asleep. And since he sleep for almost 4 hours in the afternoon he still wide awake until the Noche Buena.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Gift for Daddy

I hope Daddy will not read this post too soon, hehe...

Anyway, I have been looking for a perfect gift for him. Something he can use or be useful for him. Last Sunday, when we went to the mall he's looking for a belt. But he said it's too expensive daw kaya he didn't buy. #kuripotlang

Now, I am thinking of giving him a belt. Ssshhh... I hope again, he will not read this post too soon. But leather belt is too expensive and with his experience, it get easily worn out. Yung lumulutong na sa tagal ng gamit. So I search online because for me shopping online is the easiest thing to do nowadays. Agree? And look what I have found...

Canvas Belt for Men
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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Noche Buena: Why it’s Absolutely Possible to Still Eat Healthy

Guess who goes with us to work?

Can you imagine how tired I am chasing after him and reminding him not to touch things here? That's why I end up putting him on his stroller so I can do what I am supposed to do. We are just waiting now for Daddy who's still in the meeting. We'll go to the mall after to buy him his Cars shoes.

By the way, are you ready for the Noche Buena? Us? We already bought almost all we need for our Noche Buena and Media Noche too. Well, except for fruits and meats, I can say we are ready for the preparation.

And speaking of Noche Buena, here's why it's absolutely possible to eat healthy.
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Friday, December 20, 2013

The Boy Who Loves to Play

Kids do love to play and so do my little boy.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Avoid the Morning Rush: Take the morning plunge with Nestea RTD

Hello everyone! How's your morning? Everyone seems in rush every morning and that's include me. Now that Christmas day is fast approaching, the morning rush even doubled right?

Morning rush + Holiday rush = super stressed. So let me share these tips to avoid morning rush.

From the Press Release Kit:

Do you go through your mornings in one big blur?  Do you find yourself racing from one task to another without enough time to breathe? 

The morning rush is something we have grown accustomed to and we no longer question if chaotic mornings are the only way to go. But peaceful and blissful mornings are possible if we take the plunge the night before. A great day starts with good night’s sleep, making the morning plunge a relaxing dip into your day.

So here are a few things to do the night before to finally avoid the morning rush.

Have a to-do list and plunge into it

Instead of taking the morning plunge without warning, write a to-do list the night before to keep you focused. The first thing on every to-do list is to gather your wits and relax, and the best way to do this is to refresh your body and your mind. Drink your favorite Nestea in a Bottle as you make your list and you’ll find yourself in the zone and taking the plunge before your day even starts.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The New Coke Ad - Very Familiar?

This new Coke ad reminded me of how having a child completely changed our life. And I am so sure, every parent can relate to this.

Looks very familiar right?
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Baby & Family Expo PH 2013 held at SMX MOA

Hello! Have you been in Baby & Family Expo PH 2013? Yay, I missed this event but no worries here's what took place on the event dates.

From the Press Release Kit:

The recently concluded BABY & FAMILY EXPO PHILIPPINES 2013 warmly welcomed expecting couples, parents, children and families last December 06-08, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Hall 1 Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Themed as “Welcoming Life, Love and Care” the expo was dedicated to nurture family development and child care as it covered the stages of family growth from maternity, newborns, toddlers and early childhood.

Families line up to register and enter the expo
Organized by MediaCom Solutions, Inc, co-presented by Cordlife Medical Philippines, sponsored by Picar Development, Inc., Ever Bilena, Unilab, Johnson’s Baby, Esquire Financing and Mazda Philippines, the Baby & Family Expo Philippines was officially launched last Friday, December 6, 2013. The opening and ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by prominent personalities that supported the expo’s advocacy like ANC’s On the Money host and The Master’s Academy Homeschool President, Edric Mendoza, Azkal’s coach and father of two, Michael Weiss, beauty queen turned actress, Maria Isabel Lopez, singer comedian and Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos, Cordlife Medical Philippines’ brand manager, Sheryl Nepomuceno, Medela Moms’ co-founder Beng Feliciano and many more.

Cordlife Medical Philippines' booth, the expo's co-presente
The three-day expo became the ultimate venue for all maternity, baby, early childhood and parenting needs, with over 200 exhibitors as well as experts and celebrity parents providing free seminars to expo visitors and fun-filled activities for the whole family.

With over 200 exhibitors, the Baby & Family Expo was the ultimate venue for all maternity, baby and parenting needs
To start the seminars lined-up for all three days, Atty. Alex “Pinoy” Lacson, from World Vision, one of the event’s partners, opened with a talk on the value of child sponsorship. This was then followed by Azkals’ coach and father of two, Michael Weiss, as he shared his experiences in coaching the Azkals and coaching his own kids.

Atty Alex Lacson for World Vision
This was then followed by a series of talks from The Medical City which included Pregnancy Preparation with Dr. Christopher Joseph Soriano, MD, Preparing and Dealing with Childbirth with Dr. Sheila Marie Pineda-Almazan amd Stay Sexy While Pregnant with Dr. Regina Carmela Santiago-Aquias. Medela Moms, one of the expo’s partners also talked about ensuring the best start for mother and child with Joyce Ann Martinez, RN, MSN, CLC. E-commerce and digital marketing specialist, Janette Toral was also present to discuss the new digital media habits of young children.

Later in the day, WCOPA winner and child star Chacha Canete made a special appearance with a song number to entertain expo visitors. Ending the first day of the expo was singer, songwriter Acel van Ommen with actress, model and Starstruck Avenger Jade Lopez as they shared about making a difference in a child’s life through Right Start.

Chacha Canete delights the crowd with a special performance
“If you are doing multipurpose tasks, you need to prioritize things and everything will follow” shared host, author, columnist and co-founder of Mercato, RJ Ledesma in his interesting tips through Daddy 101 which was then followed by Dr. Aldine Astrid Basa of The Medical City who talked about understanding breast cancer. Next was ANC’s On The Money host and president of The Master’s Academy, Edric Mendoza as he interacted with the audience with a talk on Homeschooling. Judah Paolo, host, president and co-founder of Lead Out Coaching and Consultancy Inc. was also there to discuss the importance of family values. Proceeding with the talks was former senator and president of Diliman Preparatory School, Nikki Coseteng as she discussed 21st century learning.

Former senator and now Diliman Preparatory School's Nikki Coseteng
Highlighting the second day of the expo was actress, host, dancing diva, owner of RT Studios and Regine’s boutique, Regine Tolentino as she shared her stories as a celebrity mom. Which was then followed by the expo’s highlight, the Baby & Family Awards, with the Golden Family Awards going to the Agoncillo Family as the Golden Family of the Year, Regine Tolentino and Lander Vera Perez as the Golden Couple of the Year as well as Ryzza Mae Dizon and Bimby Aquino Yap as the Golden Kids of the Year, the awards also recognized outstanding parent entrepreneurs in the country with the ParentPreneur Awards.

Regine Tolentino and Lander Vera Perez, the Golden Couple of the Year
"Aling Maliit" Ryzza Mae Dizon, James "Bimby" Yap and Judy Ann Santos for the Golden Family Awards
Mommy Mundo founder, Janice Crisostomo-Villanueva accepts the ParentPreneur Digital Maven Award
The most awaited #BibongBaby winners were also awarded and showcased along with their mommies and daddies through the Family Fashion Weekend with clothes from Petit Bateau, Cotton On, F&X and Mothercare.

With clothes from Cotton On, Petit Bateau, Mothercare and F&X, Bibong Baby winners catwalk on stage with mommies
Medela Moms’ Daisy Lauron opened the third day with the yaya academy followed by Bosom Buddy’s Pam Magallon, with a talk on the mother’s big role on child’s nutrition. Momblogger, Thammie Sy was also present on the third day as she shared her experiences on blogging and homeschooling. MTRCB Chairman Atty. Eugenio “Toto” Villareal also highlighted the event with a talk on responsible media consumption for children and families.

Momblogger Thammie Sy engages the crowd on her topic about Homeschooling
Still on the third day, director of Registered Financial Planner Institute of the Philippines, Randell Tiongson, RFP taught family visitors how to manage household budget which was then followed by former senator Nikki Coseteng as she emphasized the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Ending the jam-packed three-day event was celebrity mom, actress, host, co-producer of MOMents, one of the expo’s media partners, and MTRCB board member, Gladys Reyes as she shared tips on parenting.

Celebrity Mom Gladys Reyes engages the crowd with personal stories
Other speakers on all three days include doctors and experts from De La Salle University Medical Center, Philippine Ambulatory Pediatric Association and the Baby & Family Expo’s co-presenter, Cordlife Medical Philippines as their medical director, Dr. Arvin Faundo talked about the importance of banking your baby’s cord blood.

Entertainment was also present during those three days, with a special appearance of Ronald and the Gang from McDonalds as well as powerful song numbers from the Center for Pop Music Philippines. Visitors were also treated to raffle prizes and giveaways from Smart Steps, Cycles, Cast & Frame, Sharpie and Mongol, Hello Dolly, Present Particle, Precious Tiny Toes, Linens, Saforelle and many more with a grand raffle prize of 3 days, 2 night resort accommodation in Coron, Palawan courtesy of El Rio Y Mar.

Ronald and the Gang energizes the opening day
Oh well, I hope next year I can make it to the Baby and Family Expo! Will I see you there?
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Inspiration: Life is like Making Tea

Let me greet you a Happy Monday! May all of us have a fruitful, joyful and blessed week.

Happiness Quotes, Joy Quotes, Love Quotes, Peace Quotes, Taste Quotes,  Inspirational Quotes, Motivational Thoughts and Pictures
Photo Source: Inspirational Quotes - Pictures - Motivational Thoughts

Stay positive and be happy!
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

This is How Matt Eats Breakfast

Sunday is love! Agree?

Because every Sunday, I can eat breakfast with my little Joaquin Matt and Daddy! If you love the Oreo cookie eating .gif I made, hope you'll like this one too.

This is How Matt Eats Breakfast
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Our Simple Christmas Party

Yesterday we had our annual QA Christmas Party. We just had our small party unlike the previous years.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Gentle Reminder: Take Our Own Parenting Advice

May this be a reminder for us parents to also take our own parenting advice =)

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

My Bento Wishlist

Since I got inspired with bento creations of Mommy Van of Joys of a Wife and Mother, I checked out Bento Mommas who's selling bento tools. There are so many bento tools to choose from and these are my bento wishlist.

Transportation Cutter, 88 pesos only
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Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday Inspiration: It's Okay not to be Perfect

Hello Monday! It's another brand new week. Since Monday is the start of our busy week, we surely needs something to inspire us. That's why I decided to bring back something like my Daily Inspiration posts I had before. This time it will be Monday Inspiration and this is the first.

photo source: Thumbpress

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Boy Who Loves Cars

It's undeniable. He is a certified car addict. Here are the proofs.

Matt sleeps with his cars
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Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ascof Save the Day!

It's the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la...

Christmas is almost here no and everyone is so excited. I have felt the cold December breeze as early as the last week of November and so expect the wind will be cooler as December month goes by. Christmas is the season to be jolly but it's also the season of cough and colds.

Matthew just caught colds a week ago followed by cough. That give him uncomfortable feeling so being a Natural Mom, I know what can save the day.

Ascof Lagundi
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Friday, December 6, 2013

Photostory: First Love Never Dies

Just like the old saying goes "first lover never dies," here's Matthew rediscovering his first love.

Matt giving Mickey Mouse a big warm hug
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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Last Wave of the Big Garments Sale

We have missed the second wave of Big Garment Christmas Sale. That's why I'm so happy to know that there's a last wave of the Big Garments Christmas Sale!

Big Garment Christmas Sale

So marked your calendars. It's December 13 to 15, from 8:00am to 6:00pm, at AcefreeSt., Sterling Industrial Park, Meyacauayan, Bulacan.

We'll probably go there on the 14th so see you there!
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Brighten Up Baby’s I.Q. and Smile with Tiny Buds Tiny Chewbrush

Hello everyone! How's your week so far? Christmas day is coming so fast no? Have you already completed your Christmas list? Me? I haven't! Hay, I wish I have more than 24 hours a day and more than 7 days a week. But that's life and all we need to do is to manage our time properly, right?

Speaking of Christmas list, if you have no idea what to give your little inaanaks, niece, nephews... Why not give them a Tiny Buds gift bag?

Tiny Buds Gift Bag
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hello December!

Do you already feel the cold December breeze? I know, it's already the 3rd day of December and last weekend I started to feel the morning and late afternoon breeze. Christmas is truly in the air. So allow me to officially welcome December.

What's so special about December? Hmm, let me think of it. One, this month allows us to take a break from our work. We are working all year round so we deserve a break even if it's just few days off work right? Of course who would not love to receive their Christmas bonus? I do and already waiting for it to buy things we have planned to buy since January.

Another special thing about December is the time it gives us to spend with our loved ones. This special day gives us opportunity to catch up with old friends, family and relatives. Reunions and family/friends gatherings are everywhere. This day makes us forget all the unfortunate events that happen the months that passed. It makes us feel happy beyond everything that had happened.
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Our Weekend Loots: Human Heart Nature + Tiny Buds

Hello! Hello! Feeling happy lang po because I feel recharged after the 2-day rest day. How about you? I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

By the way, last Friday our Human Heart Nature arrived. 

Human Heart Nature loot
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