April 30, 2014

Gina Lopez on G Stuff

Yesterday at ELJ Building in Quezon City, environmental advocate Gina Lopez welcomed bloggers to a merienda cena to promote G Stuff. Ms. Lopez put up the store to help the communities improve their living conditions while preserving the environment.

Gina Lopez

Gina Lopez

G Stuff is a special line of products that are natural, clean and healthy. It was created out of the desire to provide communities with opportunities to market excellent local products which may be used as main ingredients and raw materials for the production for premium products produced under the G stuff brand. G Stuff sources its ingredients from communities that adhere to sustainable farming practices. It envisions to eradicate poverty while protecting the natural environment.

G stuff

Ms. Lopez said G stands for many things not only for Gina. G stands for good, as G Stuff's line says, "It’s good for you. It’s good for the country. It’s good for the community. It’s good for everything" because G Stuff is deeply engraved with the principles of Bantay Kalikasan’s Green Initiative – a movement that works with various sectors to create and promote ecotourism sites all over the country at the same time to provide sustainable livelihood to communities through the use of abundant natural resources. The G Stuff products’ main ingredients come from nature. Virgin Coconut Oil from Brooke’s Point Palawan, pili nuts from Bicol and essential oils from Cagayan de Oro and Butuan are just some of the many examples.

G Stuff products include massage oils, chocolate truffles, salad dressings and gluten-free tarts moringa varieties of facial soap and fluid, night cream, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body scrub. Premium recipes by top chefs in the country are also being offered in the store. These are Chef Myrna Segismundo’s carabao cheese with pili nut and cherry tomato marmalade; Chef Gilbert Pangilinan’s red onion & Palawan and wafu dressings and; Chef Him Uy’s pili trail mix. There will be upcoming recipes from Sandy Daza, Glenda Barretto, Jessie Sincioco and Robby Goco. All the recipes are guaranteed free of chemicals, preservatives, white sugar and white flour.
G Stuff

G Stuff
Green Initiative’s 2014 Summer Destinations are also set to be launched. These are the ecotourism areas of Palawan, Sibuyan Island in Romblon and areas in Bicol. Ironically, the impoverished communities are situated in the picturesque sceneries in the Philippines. Upon surveying the economic and tourism possibilities, Bantay Kalikasan has developed ecotourism destinations in the areas of Palawan, Sibuyan Island in Romblon and areas in Bicol. Tourists and travelers are sure to enjoy travel packages, activities and accommodation that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and yet, can bring the explorer in them. 

The combined funds from G Stuff and Green Initiative’s summer destinations will be utilized to further cultivate more ecotourism sites and to organize trainings on manufacture and production for communities.

G Stuff, located at 3rd floor in Rockwell, Power Plant Mall

Like their Facebook page to know more about G Stuff: http://facebook.com/gstuffph .
Official website: www.gstuffph.com 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/gstuffph
Instagram: http://instagram.com/gstuffph

April 29, 2014


Julia, Rafael and Juan had a blast at The Blue Leaf's Easter Country Fair last April 20. They participated in Easter Egg Hunt session where they got may candies and chocolates.

John and the kids enjoyed the Golden Show

Kids Side entertainment (choice between face painter, glitter tattoo or kiddie salon). Juancho chose kiddie salon.

Julia and Juan joined the parlor games, where they won prizes. 


Although this Easter Fair was meant for the three musketeers, I tried the buffalo ride before we went home.

...and said goodbye to the giant man.

April 28, 2014


I'd occasionally watch Mixed Martial Arts match to sit beside my husband while I check my emails, but I actually do not like this sport. It hurts me to see people beating each other up. 

When John bought the bluray of  Warrior I knew I was just going to sleep while the movie plays. I was wrong! Warrior kept me awake and actually made me cry at the end.

Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor. It tells the story of two estranged brothers entering a mixed martial arts (MMA), starring Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo, and Nick Nolte. 

These two brothers are played with quiet brilliance by Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton. They were both haunted by a sad family history, with their father as an alcoholic.

Warrior is  emotionally engrossing film that made me cry. If you like MMA, with a twist of drama, watch this film. 

Warrior movie

Smart Parenting Baby Shower 2014

Last April 26,2014 , at Columbus & Drake Function Rooms, 43rd Floor, Discovery Suites, Smart
Parenting Magazine threw a Baby Shower for their readers.  

It was a day of learning and fun as pregnant moms, both first timer and not, flocked the venue. 

Speakers shared their expertise, as well as their personal experiences as mom.

A yoga session was held for those who signed for this activity

April 26, 2014

Me and Mom Alike Contest

F1 Hotel Manila is running a contest for Mother’s day entitled “Me and Mom Alike”. It is a contest where in Mothers and their children will post a photo of them showing their similarities such as hobbies, funny faces or wearing the same attire, like Julia and yours truly below...

This photo was taken at Shangri-La Plaza last September 27, 2008

1. Interested participants must follow F1 Hotel Manila’s Instagram account.
2. Participant’s account must be in public setting so F1 Hotel Manila can view their entry.
3. Contestants will upload a picture of them with their mother showing some similarities
with the tag #F1HotelMomAlike 
4. A short caption describing their similarities must also be placed.
5. Submission of entries will be from April 25-30, 2014.
5. Five finalists will be chosen and their photos will be uploaded at F1 Hotel Manila’s
Instagram account on May 2, 2014.
6. The winners will be determined through likes and reposts. Voters must like F1 Hotel
Manila’s Instagram account in order for their likes and reposts to be counted.
7. Cut-off time for likes and reposts will be on May 7, 2014, 6PM.
8. The most number of likes and reposts will win an overnight stay in a Deluxe room and
two (2) 2 runners-up will win a buffet lunch or dinner for two.
9. Winners will be announced on May 9, 2014.

April 24, 2014

Vikings Megamall

I’m not big on buffet but Vikings is an exemption. I’m happy that they open a new branch near me - Vikings Megamall, located at the 4th Floor of Mega Fashion Hall.

Fresh quality food ingredients, wide choices of international cuisine, international standard of service, food safety and store cleanliness. Luxurious ambiance, safety and security of guests and value for money. Has a seating capacity of 500+ and more than 200+ dishes on their buffet table. 

Vikings is known for their Birthday Promo. They also have other promos that varies from branches to branches, like Wedding Anniversary, Senior Citizen (75 and above), Big Group Promo and Student Promo.

Their Chefs include CHEF ROSS constantly remind his people NOT TO STOP LEARNING, 


Address: 4th Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Bldg. D, SM Megamall, Julio Vargas cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong, Philippines

Telephone numbers: 656-3888, 656-4888, 656-5888

Schedule 10:00 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Website: www.vikings.ph