March 17, 2018

Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts

Ralph's invite for Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts was not in my to do list last Thursday. But how can I say no to 2 complimentary VIP tickets to watch an icon?

I wanted to originally bring my husband for this concert but decided it would be a great bonding/date night with my youngest son since he is into music and singing.

Aside from the great performance from Rex Smith and the band and other singers, I'm thankful and happy to have met wonderful people, namely Mr. Kingson Sian, President and CEO of Resorts World, and Ma'am Lolit Avila Lim - Letaba and her family.

Thanks Ralph and Michelle for this invite!

About Rex Smith

Rex Smith (born September 19, 1955, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American actor and singer. Smith made his acting debut in the Broadway play Grease in 1978. He is noted for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action as well, also being a singer and stage actor. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He was featured regularly in 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat. He also had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away" in 1979. In the early 1970s, Smith was the lead singer for a band from Athens, Georgia named Phaedra. Smith next sang vocals in a hard rock band called Rex.

In 1979, he had a hit single from the television movie Sooner or Later, entitled "You Take My Breath Away", which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is on the platinum-selling album Sooner or Later, which is also named for the movie. The music for this song was written by Stephen J. Lawrence and the lyrics were written by Bruce Hart. For many years, it was a staple on the play lists of FM radio stations with a soft rock or "lite" format.

In 1981, Smith hit the top 40 again with a remake of "Everlasting Love", in a duet with singer Rachel Sweet. Peaking at No. 32, the song is Smith's last charting hit to date. The song also became Smith's only hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35. His latest album was released in 2000 and entitled Simply...Rex. It was re-released in 2006 and re-titled You Take My Breath Away.

(Source: Wikipedia)

March 16, 2018

Centuria Medical Makati

I frequent this area within Century City whenever our friends, Arcayena Family, is in the Philippines for vacation because they live within the area. It was a big surprise for me to see Centuria Medical Makati  because I have not seen it there before.  Thanks to Mommy Dons for the invite, I now have other options for medical, as well as aesthetic needs.

Centuria Medical Makati is a one‐stop, outpatient medical-IT facility located at the heart of Century City, Makati. It houses highly‐credentialed medical, wellness and alternative medicine practitioners; as well as ancillary and allied paramedical service providers. 

Services include, Ambulance Transfer Service will be coordinated with neighboring tertiary hospitals through the leading ambulance service provider in Metro Manila, delivering comprehensive critical care service through fully-equipped mobile units with highly-trained and appropriate staff.

The facility’s Concierge Care is a complimentary service available to all patients and guests, and designed to address non-clinical needs. From transportation to information requests and room services, our guest relations team has patient satisfaction as their priority.

Centuria Medical Makati, as a PEZA-accredited building, will be equipped with an electronically- integrated interface and will have the latest technological provisions such as fiber optic cabling and internet telephony

The facility is outfitted with the latest closed circuit television and recording technology (CCTV) at key areas which are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They offer compliant disposal of medical wastes, sharps, hazardous wastes, and pharmaceuticals with DENR-accredited partners. Their policies and procedures assure the use of techniques that will prevent the contamination of waste materials.

They have complimentary service available to all patients and guests, and designed to address non-clinical needs. From transportation to information requests and room services, our guest relations team has patient satisfaction as their priority.

Guest Suites
Exclusive and luxurious hotel-style suites are available for patients who wish to spend extra time to recover from their medical procedures. All rooms are private and fully-furnished in order to create a unique healing environment for patients. Aftercare services include around-the-clock assistance, and choice recovery meals.

Pharmaceutical services will be provided by the largest and most comprehensive 24-hour drugstore in the country. They will offer an array of quality and affordable prescription and non-prescription drugs, personal care products, as well as general merchandise. The pharmacy will be easily accessible and will be in continuous coordination with Centuria Medical’s healthcare providers to ensure a safe and timely delivery of medicines and supplies. 

Centuria Medical Makati brings first-class and personalized health care programs that will optimize the overall wellbeing of its patients. Patients are provided with comprehensive health and fitness assessments that will evaluate their health status, and ultimately improve their quality of life.

The center will put into focus the promotive and preventive aspects of health by increasing awareness among patients, encouraging positive behavioral changes and supporting that platform by offering the best possible environment.

Taking into consideration a patient’s unique medical history and physical examination, basic wellness and screening packages will be tailored to fit each individual’s personal health and wellness needs.

Asian Breast Center

The breast center is a specialty clinic that prides itself as a fully equipped, one-stop specialty unit for the management of conditions of the breast. The clinic provides a holistic, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to breast care, which includes prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Services offered by the center include those for early breast cancer treatment, diagnostic modalities and supportive care:

Early Breast Cancer Treatment

Medical Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Minor Breast Surgeries
Breast Reconstruction
Diagnostic Modalities
Digital Mammography
Breast Ultrasound
Scintigraphy and Biopsy (Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Core Needle Biopsy, Excision Biopsy, Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy, Image-Guided Biopsy)

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8635;

Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute

The Eye and Laser Center in Centuria Medical Makati is a comprehensive ophthalmic diagnostic facility, providing world-class eye care and cutting edge technology in the field of visual medicine. The expertise of its internationally trained and renowned consultant staff is complementary to its mission to provide excellent patient care through the following services:

Comprehensive Eye Examination
Glaucoma Treatment
Cataract Treatment
Laser Refractive Surgery
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Neuro-Ophthalmology Treatment
Uveitis Treatment
Pediatric Eye Care
Vitreo Retina Management

Exclusive and luxurious hotel-style suites are available for patients who wish to spend extra time to recover from their medical procedures. All rooms are private and fully-furnished in order to create a unique healing environment for patients. Aftercare services include around-the-clock assistance, and choice recovery meals.

Upon the direction of attending physicians, private duty nurses are available on request.

HP is a pioneer in the laboratory and diagnostic industry, providing precise and top quality healthcare for patients through advanced technology and unsurpassed service at affordable prices. The facility will be furnished with state-of-the-art computerized equipment, which allow highly-trained, licensed medical professionals to conduct integrated and fully automated diagnostic examinations.

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8623;

Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 7:30AM to 4:30PM

Keeping to its promise of globality, Centuria Medical Makati (CMM) guarantees a wide array of clinical care centers that cater to each and every patient’s medical need. The centers at CMM include:

The Urgent Care Clinic is a dedicated 24-hour primary center that focuses on the provision of ambulatory care for those whose injuries and illnesses are serious, but not gravely so as to require an emergency hospital visit. Patients receive prompt and personalized attention from the clinic’s team of urgent care specialists and competent caregivers.

Services provided by the clinic include but are not limited to the following:

Initial Treatment of Minor Conditions (such as cough and colds, headaches, fever, abdominal pain, dizziness etc.)
Basic Wound Care for Less Sever Bumps, Cuts and Abrasions
Routine Vaccination and Immunization
Occupational Health Concerns
Preventive Screening of Lifestyle Diseases
Annual Physical Examinations
Referral to Specialist Care

Schedule: Monday to Sunday 24/7

The Surgery Center

The outpatient day surgical center is a modern and cutting-edge facility that aims to provide a more convenient alternative to traditional surgery, including those for diagnostic and preventive procedures. The center is furnished with comfortable operating rooms and advanced medical equipment which aids in the delivery of operating surgical procedures across a wide range of specialties, including:

Cosmetic Surgery ( Facial Enhancements, Scar Removals and Repair, Hair Replacement, Body Contouring)
Dermatology (Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Treatments,  Microdermabrasion)
ENT-HNS (Polyp Removal, Hearing Aid Placement)
Gastroenterology (Outpatient Bariatric Surgery, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy)
General Surgery (Cyst Removal, Biopsies, Fistula Repairs)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Cleft Lip repairs, Breast Reconstruction, Flap Procedures)
OB-GYN (Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic  Techniques)
Ophthalmology (LASIK, Cataract Surgery)
Orthopedics (Bone Fixations and Reductions)
Urology (ESWL, Catheter Placement)
Procedures will be done by highly-skilled, board certified surgeons that work in tandem with a team of anesthesiologists, internists, psychiatrists, nutritionist and other allied medical professionals to ensure the best possible results for patients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8717;
Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Century City Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St.,
 Brgy, Makati, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 793 8606

March 15, 2018

House Bill No. 1035

Gabi gabi na lang sa tuwing sasapit and ala-diyes, aarangkada na ang ang aming kapitbahay.  Kakanta ng todo lakas, yung para bang wala ng bukas. Ilan pa kayang "When I dream about you" birit ang gagawin ng neighbor ko? Hindi ko maintindihan kung gaano kalaki ang problema nya sa buhay kaya gusto nya lahat ng kapitbahay ay madamay sa hinaing nya. 

Kaya masaya ako when I heard from the radio news about Quezon 4th District Rep. Angelina Tan proposed bill, under House Bill No. 1035 – “An Act Prohibiting the use of Videoke/Karaoke systems and Other Sound Amplifying Equipment that Cause Unnecessary Disturbance to the Public within the Residential Areas, and Providing Penalties Therefor” – the operation of such equipment audible within 50 feet distance from the source should be considered as evidence." 

Sana lang talagang the end is near para sa mga kapitbahay na walang pakundangang late-night videoke sessions.  Ang wish ko lang sana gawin nilang 1 million ang multa instead of 1 thousand. Kasi, dahil may kaya ang kapitbahay ko, peanut lang sa kanya ang 1 thousand. 

Sa totoo lang, nahihiya na din akong tumawag at mangulit sa aming Kapitan para ireklamo ang ingay ng kapitbahay.  Ngunit, talagang namang napakasakit sa tenga ng ingay na nagmumula sa kanila. Mabuti na lang likas na mabait ang aming kapitan at walang kinikilingan kundi pati sya irereklamo kay President Duterte. Hehehehe. Joke lang.

The scope of House Bill No. 1035:

Rep.Tan wants individuals and business establishments to use sound-producing devices from 8 am to 10 pm in a bid to reduce noise pollution in the country.

Should HB 1035 be passed into law, it would penalize first-time violators with a fine of P1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.

Succeeding offenses by business establishments would lead to the revocation of their license to operate.

If the violation is committed by a corporation, partnership, association, or other similar entity, HB 1035 would make the president, general manager, or the most senior officer of the company responsible.

Ruby Palma, volunteer from Friends of the Environment in Negros Oriental suggested five points to be added to Tan’s bill, namely, designation of areas where videoke/karaoke and similar equipment would be allowed, requirement of structural sound-proofing, setting maximum sound volume level, setting maximum time use for private and home use of equipment monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the law’s implementation.

Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. also suggested the specific decibel level to be allowed under the bill.

March 13, 2018

Flush Out Juice

I bought the shirt I'm wearing in this photo last September 2017. I plan to use it for a black and white events last November but I gained weight so it was hidden in the closet for five months.

Last week for Asus and ColorGram Event, I finally had the chance to wear this "X" shirt and my super tight (skinny) Gap Jeans!

My secret for achieving a flatter tummy? Flush Out Juice which you can buy at Lucky Cow Shop, 
Mobile Number: +63917-838-1337, or email at, 
Website is 

Flush Out Juice comes in a box with 10 sachets. It is by Sakusesu and iBasic. Flush out is best people suffering from constipation, irregular bowel movement, obese/overweight, or plainly for colon cleansing.  

What is Flush Out and what does it do for you?

Flush Out juice is a Prebiotics and Probiotics supplement that cleanses your colon. Your tummy would be smaller because all those "dirt" inside your colon is flushed out.

Dieting and slimming is faster with a clean colon. Most of the users of Flush Out, their target is to lose weight. And Flush Out is an effective way of losing weight.

A clean colon makes your body do better at absorbing the food nutriets you eat, making you healthier. This also means that taking supplements is at best when you cleanse your body. When taking other supplements to recover from a health problem, the supplement acts faster in a clean colon.

It'll only take a few sachets for you to feel the difference.  I mostly drink whenever I ate so much because it help release all the toxins from the unhealthy foods I eat.

How to take  Flush Out Juice?

Dissolve in a glass of water, cold or room temperature. Drink immediately. I take this at night as my midnight snack it fills my hungry tummy as I write articles for this blog, edit and upload videos in Youtube, and chat with my friends in Facebook.

March 12, 2018


I have been complaining to my husband the pain I have been experiencing starting from left scapula going down to my ribs.  It was timely when Jay De Jesus called and introduced TimeOut, her colleague's spa in Makati.

Upon entrance to the door, we were greeted with a warm and cute smile from Kris. I checked out their menu of massages and was really happy their prices is actually super affordable. I chose the 2-hour LomiLomi Massage.

For those who aren't familiar with lomilomi massage, it is a traditional Native Hawaiian massage called lomi, which  means "to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out.  It is best known for its long, flowing strokes to promote harmony.

Long story short, going out for a LomiLomi Massage at TimeOut is the best decision I made that day because it relieved me from that pain on my back.

Timeout may not be as big as the other spa but they definitely make it up with the best massage service.  I know this for sure because my husband is a critic when it comes to massage. He'd rather stay home and let me rub his body because more often than not he'll say, "mas magaling ka pa Babe mag massage". At Timeout, John had a different story to tell at Jampacked Lifestyle. He liked the Sports Massage offered by the therapist because of the  right amount of pressure needed by his active body.

Just don't take my word, call TimeOut for an appointment at 0906-5028818. They are located at Unit 401, Melbourne Residences , Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.

"Taking some time out for relaxation is vital to help your
 mind and body  switch off from the pressures of life".
 -Joy Mendiola
March 12, 2018