January 27, 2013

Baby Company's Grand Baby Fair 3

I have attended Grand Baby Fair for the last 2 years and I must say Baby Company never fail to come up with a great event. Grand Baby Fair 1 and Grand Baby Fair 2 exceeded the expectations of Moms like me who were looking for great finds at affordable prizes. I'm pretty sure that Grand Baby Fair 3,  happening on February 1 to 3,  2013 at  Megatrade Halls 2 & 3 will offer more from the previous 2 events as Baby Company aims to bring the biggest names in the baby and family business all in one roof!   It is also a celebration of   growing Mom Card members at around 60,000 to date.

On  September 1991,the infant's Accessories and Furniture section in SM Department Store became a corporate entity under the name Nursery Care Corporation also known as Baby Company. Primarily engaged in and carries on the business of trading all kinds of baby products. Since then, Baby Company has expanded and continues to open branches inside all SM Department Stores.

Grand Baby Fair 2 Swag Bag contains more that 2,000 worth of FREE goodies
Baby Company also opened stand-alone specialty stores in Rockwell Powerplant Mall in December 2000, The Podium in December 2002, SM Cebu Mall in November 2010, SM Southmall in December 2010, SM City North Edsa and The Block in September 2012.

We also ventured inside some of the SM Hypermart Stores like Mall of Asia, Bicutan, Muntinlupa, Sucat, Las Pinas, Pasig-Frontera, Mandaluyong, Taytay, Monumento, North Edsa-The Block, Fairview, Novaliches, Molino, Imus, Valenzuela, Marilao, Baliwag, Clark and Rosales.

Breastfeeding Moms need not worry about bringing cute and
 cuddly babies as Baby Company will provide breastfeeding corner.

Toddlers will also enjoy tagging with Mom as there will be play area to be set-up for them.


Is the company's major thrust to provide our customers easy and convenient shopping for quality newborn and infant's needs at reasonable prices.

Baby Company offers a wide range of merchandise to match a newborn's checklist - from nursing, feeding and weaning essentials, clothes, toys, diapers and toiletries, to furniture and carriers even educational media for the enhancement of the baby's mental development. We answer the needs of the busy and career oriented parents by providing them a one-stop easy shopping destination.

Baby Company, as the parent's partner in rearing healthy, active and happy babies, provides tried and tested brand names for all your babies' needs.

Baby Company,  the baby specialist in infant feeding, caring, playing, sleeping and learning.

Website:    www.babycompany.com.ph
Facebook:  facebook/babycompanyph
Twitter:  Baby Company PH

January 26, 2013

An Eye For Beautiful Things

When my husband saw this embellished beaded blouse from Topshop he forced me to buy it. I didn't want to at first because being not that fashionista I was worried this piece will not look good on me and that it will require a body beautiful to look really, really great. 

When Lyn and I watched the movie Secret Affair and saw that Anne Curtis was wearing the same blouse, it made me realize how good my husband's taste on fashion is. 

Well, he really has the eye for beautiful things... that's why he married me, hehehe...walang aangal, blog ko to!

January 25, 2013

Flawless Jasmine Curtis-Smith

Although she may be well-known as the younger sister of Anne Curtis, the beautiful TV personality, actress, model, dancer and blogger  Jasmine Curtis is definitely making a name for herself.  She is now the newest addition to the growing roster of celebrity endorsers of the country’s leading clinic for face, body and medical services—Flawless.

As a young, vibrant, carefree, confident, beautiful and sexy young lady, Jasmine was specifically handpicked by Flawless CEO, Rubby Sy to headline Flawless’ beauty campaign for 2013. 

At the Blogger's meet held yesterday at Romulo Cafe in Quezon City, Jasmine Curtis-Smith gamely and excitedly answered our questions:

Crush: Daniel Matsunaga
Favorite Actress: Emma Watson and Natalie Portman
Favorite Part of the body: Butt (because that's the only part she can beat her Ate Anne)
Looking forward to: Passing and studying in Ateneo
Personal style is basic: Basics kind of girl, keeping it simple to avoid committing fashion suicide. 
Beauty regimen:  Always cleanse face and moisturize  upon waking up and before going to bed. Get enough sleep. No to loads of make up on. Lighter and more natural make up with a little bit of mascara,  lip gloss and blush.
Favorite Flawless Service: Facials, specifically at Megamall.

Jasmine is definitely on her way up to a greater success. This girl knows the importance of learning and schooling as she is a full time student even in the thick of her busy schedule. She is not just another pretty face in the limelight. She believes that while it is important to look good on the outside, real beauty shines from the inside.

All those and more are the flawless words from Jasmine Curtis-Smith.

Powered by Skin Professionals, Flawless is well-loved brand that is known for introducing pioneering 
beauty solutions that continuously raise industry standards in the region. At its core is a celebrated 
roster of well-trained aestheticians and medical doctors stationed at each of its 35 clinics nationwide. 
To know more about Flawless’ products and services, you may visit www.flawless.com.ph or like them at Facebook.com/FlawlessFaceandBody. You may also follow them at Twitter.com/MyFlawless 
or visit a Flawless clinic near you.

January 21, 2013

Operation Smile and Dermatix: Giving Kids Reason to Smile

It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 muscles to smile. Judging by that simple piece of trivia, smiling should be the easiest act to do. It doesn’t take a lot to smile. You only need a good reason to do it.

Reasons to smile are bountiful this 2013 as Operation Smile in partnership with Dermatix gave children with cleft lips and palates the opportunity to have the perfect smile during the foundation’s 30th anniversary surgical missions last November 2012.

Those born with cleft lips and/or palates have difficulty in smiling, which is unfortunate given the many reasons for them to smile. Even after these patients undergo surgery, the scars get in the way.
Scars have lingering effects, not only on the physical but also the emotional, psychological, and social aspects of a person with a facial deformity.

Even though scars are the body’s way of healing itself after a major trauma, it leaves marks of their former pain. Scars take away a person’s self-esteem as they wallow in the endless taunts of people who perceived them as freaks.

Imagine a child growing up to such an environment while they try to grin and bear these circumstances, even without a proper smile to grin with.

Operation Smile, in partnership with the scar expert, Dermatix is giving these children a reason to smile – and it’s not just because they can physically do so. A perfected smile erases every hint of the pain they used to feel. It gives emotions the avenue to express itself through smile and laughter.

Dermatix is Operation Smile’s perfect partner in creating smiles. It is formulated with CPX (cyclopentasiloxane) technology for better flattening and softening of scars while providing Vitamin C ester for photoprotection and skin lightening.

Dermatix is recommended by plastic surgeons and is easy to apply. It is safe for children and has excellent cosmetic properties that give it a smooth and silky feel. Dermatix promises scar reduction in as early as seven days for people who went through facial surgery.

The Philippines has an unwanted abundance of scarred babies born every year with cleft lips and/or palates. For every one in 500 babies born with the facial deformity, this number could go up to 4,004 Filipinos out of the 2,064 million born yearly. In fact, the country’s Department of Health agrees that cleft lip and palates are among the top 12 birth defects in the country.

Thanks to Operation Smile Philippines, over 24,000 Filipinos are given the opportunity to have the perfect smile. And as they continue to forge more partnerships with brands such as Dermatix, more and more Filipino children with facial deformities are given access to a happy and normal life, giving every child a reason to smile.

To learn more about Operation Smile Philippines and opportunities to help, visit http://www.philippines.operationsmile.org.

January 16, 2013

Doing It

It's the 16th of January and before you know it...half of 2013 has gone by. Have you started your new year's resolution? I did. Well, actually just  a day ago.

I stopped exercising last August 2012 when rain and typhoons hit the country. Ang sarap matulog at kumain! And because of that,  I gained weight, bulges started showing here, there and everywhere.  

Yesterday, I forced myself to wear those running shoes. Hit the road at 7am and home by 730am. Did the Envy Ab Workout, finished household chores, blog a little, talked with a friend, took care of the family. Facing the mirror before going to bed I noticed pink glow on my cheeks! Not that I use Body Shop's Lip and Cheek Tint, it is because of the exercise I did early that morning.  

So why should you start doing it (exercise)?

1. Exercise stimulates various brain chemicals that boosts mood. 

When I exercise I feel more relax and happy. Everything seems right and fun.

2.  Exercise promote better sleep.

I slept a full 4 hours lat night as compared to an hour or two from the previous months. I expect to get more and better sleep as the exercising goes.

3.  Exercise improves health condition.

Because I have higher bad cholesterol than the good cholesterol, I am on the right track.

4.  Exercise is a fun way of socialization.

Just today, I got to see Laarni, whom I haven't seen in months considering that we live just a block away from each other. I got to talk to the mom of Juancho's bestfriend. Said hi and hello to old folks in the neighborhood and smiled with people who seem in need of smiling to. 

5.  Exercise improves sex life.

Well, if you think your physical intimacy with your spouse or partner needs enhancement now is the best time to exercise. 

In summary, exercise because you owe it to yourself. When you exercise you feel good and happy about yourself and when you are happy, you radiate that happiness to those you live with and work with. Do not exercise because you want to please your husband or wife, boyfriend or girlfriend.  Just do it for yourself and I guarantee it'll be worth your time and effort. 

January 10, 2013

McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix

McCormick invited Bloggers  as they launched their newest product, the McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix today at The Cookery Place at Bonifacio Global City.  

We got to cook and sample fried chicken featuring the four flavors of the McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix, namely  Soy Garlic, Bulgogi, Kimchi and Spicy.

Preparation of fried chicken has since evolved and this everyday favorite is now being transformed into something more. The entire family can now recreate Korean flavors at the comforts of their homes and enjoy a perfectly Asian dining experience.

My choice among the four plavors are Soy Garlic and Bulgogi for that sweet distinctive Asian twist. For those who like it spicy and added kick, Kimchi and Spicy will let you see your recipe in a whole new light. 

McCormick Korean Fried Chicken Recipe Mix comes complete with batter mix and sauce and is now available at your favorite supermarkets nationwide at less than P40,00 per pack. Every pack can coat up to half a kilo of chicken choice cuts and has no added MSG.

To know more about McCormick and McCormick products, visit www.mccormick.com.ph and www.facebook.com/friendsandflavor.

For delicious recipes, go to McCormick Flavor HQ at apps.facebook.com/flavorhq or mobile.mccormick.com.ph.

January 8, 2013

Bradford MBA Manila To Hold First Master Class For Year 2013

The University of Bradford School of Management (BSOM) Manila opens the year 2013 with a Master Class on "Ethical Consumption: Rhetoric vs. Reality". This will be held on January 17, Thursday, 12:30pm at the Bradford MBA Manila campus, ground floor of the Makati Stock Exchange, Ayala Avenue, Makati City.

Dr. Kyoko Fukukawa, BSOM senior lecturer in Marketing, will be flying in from the UK as guest speaker. The working topic on ethical consumption presents a theoretical framework for understanding ethically questionable behaviour in consumption, explaining how consumers engage in norm-breaking behaviours such as software piracy, insurance fraud and shoplifting.

The Master Class is open to the public. For inquiries and seat reservation, please call +632-5019347 or email contact@bradfordmanila.com.

Bradford’s Executive MBA is the only programme in Manila ranked in the Financial Times Top 100 MBA programmes in the world for the year 2012 and one of only 57 in the world accredited by Equis, AMBA and AACSB. The programme’s flexible schedule has been designed for working professionals where students are given the option to complete the 10 core modules in one to six years.

The modules include classroom-based lecture and tutorial sessions, study books, textbooks and academic journal papers, video clips, podcasts and formative online multiple choice questions in addition to assessments which may be applied to live business cases.

BSOM is one of UK’s oldest university-based business schools, with an international reputation in management education, training and research. Its local partner is the Australian International School (AIS) Manila, a pioneer in multidisciplinary education in the Philippines.

Interested MBA applicants may register online at www.bradfordmanila.com or personally submit or mail accomplished application forms

January 5, 2013


Taon-taon ay pumupunta kami sa Baguio ngunit nitong nagdaang dalawang taon ay hindi namin binisita ang lugar na ito. Ang huling punta namin ay noong Disyembre 2010. Sabi ko sa asawa ko, "Tay, tama na ang Baguio, nakakasawa na. Pare-pareho naman ang atraksyon na ating dadatnan". Pero dahil likas kaming lagalag at walang magawa sa bahay, biglaan namin inakyat muli ang malayo, mataas, at malamig na lugar na ito noong nakaraang Enero 2 - 4.   

Sa unang pagkakataon, minabuti naming hindi mag hotel at pinag desisyunan na umupa na lamang  ng transient home. Noong una, nag-aalala ako na baka hindi magustuhan ng aking asawa at mga anak. Aba, mali pala ako ng akala! Ayos naman sila sa lugar ng Recedencia Alekzandrra.  Bukod sa mura na e pwede pang magluto.

Sa lahat ng pagbisita namin ng Baguio. Ito na ata ang pinaka madami kaming nagawa. Sa unang araw inikot na namin ang mga lugar na malapit tulad ng Mines View Park, Good Shepherd, Botanical Garden, White House at Pink Sisters Convent.

Lateral White House

Pink Sisters Convent
Ikalawang araw: Bell Church, Strawberry Farm, Tam-awan Village, Arko ni Apo, BenCab Museum, Asin Wood Carving Village, Camp John Hay, Baguio Country Club, Burnham Park, Rose Garden

Arko ni Apo

Wood Carving Village
Burnham Park

Rose Garden

Camp John Hay

Baguio Country Club
Ikatlong Araw: Lourdes Grotto, The Ruins of Diplomat Hotel, Largest 10 Commandment Tablet 

Biggest Ten Commandment Tablet
Lourdes Grotto

The Ruins of Diplomat Hotel
Suma tutal, ang Baguio paulit-ulit mang puntahan ay di pa rin namin pagsasawaan.
Tunay pa ring babalik-balikan dahil sa malamig na klima doon! 
Ang sarap pumorma, ika nga ng mga kabataan. 
At ng dahil sa lamig, ang kaning aming niluto, 
tatlong araw man ang lumipas ay di napanis.