August 28, 2015

Marimar 2015

My siblings and I grew up not watching telenovelas. These telenovelas are now called teleserye. When I was in elementary Analiza and Flordeluna were the popular telenovelas. My late Lola Ebeng was a fan of the late Julie Vega, hence she watched Analiza. As soon as my father arrived from work, and saw us watching, he used to tell us, "naku, wala kayong matututunan sa mga yan, puro sampalan, sabunutan, iyakan at kung anu-ano pa. Pwede namang tapusin sa isang oras e ilang taon na yan!". That is why we never liked watching teleseryes.

For the past week, I'm still glued on the my seat even if 24 Oras is done because of Marimar. I must say that the first week was a success. I like the beautiful set-up where Alice Dixon and Zoren Legazpi met and fell in love. Ina Raymundo is a convincing contravida.

I do not know how long Marimar will hold my interest. What sure is that I'm just waiting for Megan Young to come out in the story. I really like Megan even before she won as Miss World 2013. Marimar is truly Tom Rodriguez' biggest teleserye project.

August 27, 2015

Yes! Magazine at 15

YES! Magazine, the number one entertainment magazine in the Philippines, celebrated its fifteen year anniversary last last July 27 at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila . 

YES! Editor-in-chief Jo-Ann Maglipon welcomed and thanked all the stars and sponsors for making the magazine where it is now since its first issue in 2000.

As a fan at heart, I'm happy to be a part of this celebration. Thanks to Michelle of The Flower Express!

There were too many stars but I made sure I wouldn't miss Marian Rivera to check if I really look like her. I've been mistaken many times in the past as Marian when I'm wearing shades.

I was also happy to see Amy Austria because when I was young my late mother said I look like her.

Most of all, I was happy to see Christopher 'Boyet' de Leon because she's Mama's favorite actor.

August 26, 2015

City of Mandaluyong Science High School

In the previous schools of my twin kids, namely Aquinas School and Dominican College, I've always been asked to join and be a PTA officer. I firmly believe that accepting a position entails commitment. And since I know being an officer would eat up my time,  I gladly said no to requests from 2009 to 2015.

When Julia and Rafael entered 7th Grade in City of Mandaluyong Science High School this year, I  jokingly told them, "I'll run for PTA President". When the time to attend the general meeting for PTA election of officers came I told my kids, "I'm not going". The twins shockingly reminded me, "Mom, you said before you'll run pa nga for President, why aren't you attending?"

To cut the long story short, I was elected (more like forced, hahaha!) to be the President of Rafael's Class, Draco. Had I make it in time for Julia's class, I'd probably be the President, too (yabang! hehehe). I was forced, too, (hahaha!) as PRO for Phoenix Class.

Why am I blogging about this? I'm happy that I proceeded  to be a part of General Parents-Teachers Association (GPTA), for I get to share my ideas and generally be of help for the development of school projects that will benefit all the students of City of Mandaluyong Science School (populary called MandScie).

Most of all, I'm happy with co-parents presidents, headed by Sir Francis Dela Paz, because everyone has a common goal and that our duties  does not feel like a burden - i'ts more like hanging out with friends.


GPTA President - Sir Francis Dela Paz

Earlier today was the Inauguration of the new 4-storey building, with 16 classrooms of MandSci. It was well attended headed by Congressman Neptali Gonzales II and his wife, Queenie.

Mr. Henry Sabidong - CMSHS Principal
Proud and happy that my twin kids belong in City of Mandaluyong Science High School.

August 25, 2015

Pizza Hut Made It Great

If you frequent this blog, you know how I like throwing surprise parties to my friends and loved ones. For Lyn's 40th birthday, I planned to surprise her a party at Linden Suites, with the help of her three lovely daughters, but the girls said their dad has already planned a swimming for their family. 

Since my plan wouldn't fit in, I met Lyn a day before her birthday. We watched a movie and dine out. 

Nora, who's now based in California, asked me to send Lyn a birthday cake. I phoned in several cake shops but all of them doesn't have a delivery where Lyn is located. I was sad that Lyn's birthday ended without Nora's surprise cake.

I went out the next day to find another cake shop, when I spotted Pizza Hut Boni. I went in and asked the Manager, Michelle Rivera, to help me. Pizza Hut made it great by making Lyn's 40th birthday happy and busog! Hindi din naman talaga late, kasi sa Amerika e August 21 pa din ng dumating ang pizza ni Nora para kay Lyn.

Thanks a lot, Michelle, and the whole staff of  Pizza Hut Boni!

August 24, 2015

When To Get Dental Braces

If you can see my photos when I was a kid, there's not a single picture where I was smiling with a teeth shown because I was too conscious having a crooked teeth. I only had braces when I was 23. The braces didn't only correct my dental problems, it improved my smile and confidence as well!

Problems like overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, incorrect jaw position and disorders of the jaw joints are the reasons why one needs braces. The question is when to get dental braces? Most dentists recommends that an ideal time for placement of braces is between 10 and 14 years of age. However, because there's pain involved in orthodontic treatment, parents should discuss the matter with their children before braces are applied.

My twin kids are now twelve so it was the right time to have their braces. John and I didn't have to worry because we know that Julia and Rafael are in good hands with Dr. Gilbert D' Asis.

Things to remember before having braces:

1. Braces aren't cheap. You need  panoramic x-rays, which has a separate fee. Most dentist will not expect you to pay at once, be sure  you have enough money to cover the procedure before, after and beyond. The average cost of orthodontic treatment is between thirty thousand to eighty thousand, depending on what needs to be done, the brackets to be used and the your orthodontist professional fee.

2. Choose a trusted orthodontist. Yes, an orthodontist, not just a dentist! Don't be fooled when a dentist say " I can do your braces for a lot less money than an orthodontist". Orthodontists are specially trained in tooth movement and jaw function; dentists are not. Orthodontists first go to dental school and become dentists. Then they attend an Orthodontic program for several more years to learn specifically about tooth movement, jaw function, and facial aesthetics. After that, they take a special exam to become Board Certified. Though it may sound nice to be able to save but in the end you might end up paying more when dental complications arise.

3. Ask your orthodontist about the bracket or type of treatment. Although you may want Invisalign, it may not work for some types of treatment. There are cheaper brackets available but trust your orthodontist, he/she know what appliance is best for your particular problem. But remember, the patient often has a choice.

4. Three types of braces are, brackets, metal or plastic: Lingual - braces consists of brackets that attach to the back of the teeth, hidden from view. Bands - traditional type that cover most of your teeth with metal bands that wrap around the teeth.

5. It hurts to wear braces but don't worry then pain will only last lasts 3 to 4 weeks.

6. The average treatment is two years. But some cases takes longer, depending on  respective cases.

7. You will wear retainers after your braces come off to ensure that your teeth do not move at all.

About Dr. Gilbert D' Asis: Studied Denstistry at Centro Escolar University. Finished 2 year externship at UP-PGH and studied orthodontics for a year under Dr. Urbi.

Dr. D' Asis is connected with University of Sto. Tomas, Dental Department, OPD. And currently the company dentist at Shell in Makati.

He has a private clinic at 29 South Road, Cubao, Quezon City. 
For appointment, you may txt or call him at 0922-8445278.