August 31, 2011

OJ's June and July Top Commentator

This post took two weeks to accomplish. I had a hard time thinking what to tell. Occasions of Joy's June Top Commentator is none other than Ms. Chel De Vera Mariano. She is my cousin. Her mother and my father are siblings.

One of the many reasons why I'm thankful having this blog is that I get to know more people from here and abroad through their comments. Ate Chel, for one, commented on many posts and gave me a glimpse of her life as well.

In between the ages of six to ten, I used to stay for a weekend at Ate Chel's house but we were not close. She seem busy all the time back then, and I found her 'suplada' or a snob (peace Ate, I told you this during our meet). Through OJ, we became closer.

Last August 19, our schedules met and we were able to sit down and talk (a lot!) about many matters - our childhood, parenting, marriage, health and so on,and on, and on...

Another post would be more fitting to introduce her and share her life story. For now, here are what we did:

An Intense Diamond Peel at Clarity Aesthetic Medical and Dental Center



Then we dined at Penang Hill - Shangri-La Mall


Since Ate Chel is also OJ's July Top Commentator, she brought home the book,



Highlands Corned Beef Grand Launch

Last August 25, the premium corned beef, Highlands Corned Beef, was introduced to the media at The Blue Leaf in McKinley Hill. The first corned beef in the Philippine market that's made from Angus beef.
The event was hosted by the beautiful and sexy Angelicopter of Magic 89.9.

Five equally good-looking men are the endorsers, namely...

The New Breed of Actor: Jake Cuenca

“It’s exciting to know that it’s the first corned beef out there that’s made with Angus Beef, it really pays to be a breed apart.” – Jake

The New Breed of Athlete: James Younghusband

“If you love steak like I do, you’ll surely love Highlands Corned Beef.” – James

The New Breed of Filmmaker: Paul Soriano

“Highlands Corned Beef is a breed apart from my old corned beef since it’s made with the high-quality Angus Beef” -Paul

The New Breed of Dancer: Angelo Cacciatore

“Good beef starts with the breed, and Highlands Corned Beef is definitely a premium breed.” –Angelo

The New Breed of Entrepreneur: Luke Landrigan

“I like how Highlands Corned Beef has no artificial flavors, you can tell it’s all natural Angus Beef with the richness of the beef’s taste.” –Luke

August 28, 2011

Miss Resorts World Manila 2011 Grand Coronation Night

After a grueling elimination round, Resorts World Manila crowned its new princess last August 27 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater - the latest stage for the biggest productions and events.

MTV VJ Sarah Meier and model and TV Host Rovilson Fernandez hosted the event. Their ability to throw in jokes from time to time made the coronation night even more great.

Panel of judges are:

Sviatlana Burkun, Charlie Yu of Empire East

Azkals Star Player, Anton del Rosario

Tati Fortuna of Scribble Works Production, Inc., Philippine Daily Inquirer Showbiz Columnist Dolly Anne Carvajal, Vincent del Rosario of Viva Films.

RWM's Official Colin Kerr Steve Reilly


Fantastic musical performances were rendered, headed by The Legendary - Leo Valdez

The cast of the upcoming musical, The Sound of Music



The first ever Miss Resorts World Manila, Wendy Tabusalla in her farewell walk.

Second Runner Up title went to Kriza Charisse Argana, who won P100,000 worth of prizes.

Ladylyn Riva won the First Runner-up title bringing home P300,000 worth of prizes. She was also awarded as Best in Swimsuit and Miss Maxims.

Princess Angela Abella was crowned Miss Resorts World Manila 2011. She will serve as the spokesperson for the first integrated tourism destination in the Philippines - Resorts World Manila. She also bagged the Ms. Viva, her prize is five hundred thousand pesos contract from Viva Films.


August 26, 2011

Made it at Mommy Milkshake

Finally, after 5 years of wanting to join and run at Mommy Milkshake, presented by Mommy Mundo, I made it last August 14. This is my second run for the year.

(with Janice Crisostomo of Mommy Mundo)
I was happy to see Olga, she even brought my be-lated birthday gift.
Television personalities who joined the family run:
Patricia Hizon, who came with Vince and their boys
Christine Jacobs-Sandejas, came with her whole family.
After the run, a breastfeeding talk was held, headed by Abby of La Leche League, and four of us (all happy and proud breastfeeding moms).
The youngest running participant(a month old baby)
The biggest number of family members who run

Winners for the 5K
Winners for 3K
sunday blog meme

My Choices for Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs


I have visited hundreds of blogs, local to international. Most of the blogs talk about the authors' lives and their families. Below are my choices, in no particular order, for Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011 . The knowledge, encouragement and learning that I get from these blogs is what set them apart from other blogs.

influential blogs


1. Mom Writes– The author, Ruby, is a mom from Cagayan de Oro. Her writings is both biblical and practical. She writes about her family's adventures and shares biblical passages that helps enrich my spiritual life. Living in a past paced life is one chaotic life if one forget to nourish the spirit, so dropping by at Ruby's site is always a comfort.

2. The Pepperrific Life – The auhor, Pepper, is a single parent who manages to bring her child the best way she can. I have friends who are single parents, too. I see how they work double/triple time to be the best for their children. I have high regard for single parents, who even if they have to play both mom and dad to their kids, still manages to be kind to other people. That is how Pepperific Life is, her words inspired and continue to inspire many single moms/dads.


3. My Green Living Ideas – The author, Ria, is a fulfilled person. She writes about how people can help save Mother Earth. . She does not only write about helping the environment, she actually does her share.

4. LEVYousa – The author, Levy, is a down-to-earth person. She lives a simple life, but certainly appreciates every moment of it. Her writing is easy, and you feel the sincerity in every word she writes.
5. The Tottering Mama – The author, Olga, is a young, petite, shy, quiet and pretty mom of two. Her blog is a collection of anything and everything under the sun. I particularly like the many advocacy she helps, particularly breastfeeding and house bill for Filipino deaf.

6. The Blogger’s Journal – The author, Willa, shares her experiences as a Blogger. A newbie Blogger will surely learn a lot from from visiting this site. Even if you're a seasoned Blogger, Willa's site will help you in more ways.

7. Mommy Survival Guide – The author, Ellen Joy, is a mom of 3 very young girls. This site helps a mom survive the many challenging and tough situations at home, and life as well.

8. Certified Foodies - The authors, siblings Mhel and Kenneth. This is a joyful blog for me, seeing a brother and a sister sharing a site. Makes me miss my siblings. Their blog inspires me to eat, eat, eat.....
9. Notepad Corner – The author, Joy, is a cheerful wife and mom. She happily shares practical tips on many issues such as parenting, travel, health and others. I have yet to meet her in person.

10. My Painted Lips – Last but certainly not the least. The author, Pehpot, is a person whom I'd be thankful for for the rest of my blogging career. She helped me open my paypal account and set a domain. She, basically, is my mentor. I was totally impressed when she offered to help me during our first meet. Her blog, Painted Lips, encourages women to bravely express themselves through different techniques. This blog also features cosmetics and other stuff that is essential to every woman's need.