July 31, 2015

Celebrate Birthdays at Linden Suites

I booked at Linden Suites for my 42nd birthday a week before my birthday, July 12. Unfortunately, five hours prior to check-in I received a message from my brother-in-law, Kuya George, that my father was rushed to the hospital. Instead of hotel staycation, John, my siblings, nephews, nieces and I rushed to the hospital.  Fortunately, Linden Suites was considerate enough to re-book me. 

Since John's birthday is just a week after mine, Linden was kind enough to accommodate us. Thank you, Linden Suites!

We stayed at a 3-bedroom suite, which has a published rate of P25,000. If it's your birthday month, go and celebrate it at Linden Suites because they're slashing 75%, so you'll only pay P6,250 nett! 

I love  Linden Suites though it's just our second time to stay there because I don't have to worry about food.  Convenience stores and malls are walking dintance. And if you feel like cooking, why not! Linden Suites kitchen is BIG! 

Just a week after hospitalization, Papa is looking great! The staff made it easier for Papa with the use of wheelchair.

Linden Suites' 3 Bedroom suite is spacious enough to accommodate all of our guests! Guests are allowed to stay until 11pm only.

Gaye (John's sister) and her kids Meeca and Gabe,  and Gaye's friend.
My youngest sis, Liz, and her family - Waldy, Izh, Yuri.

My Ate Sheila and her family - Andrei, Nice and Kuya George.
My Kuya Bob and his kids - Bea, Gaby and Luis. Sis-in-law, Ate Cleo is in Greece.
John (nephew) and John (birthday boy)

My bestfriend Nen and my brother Jubert

The kids and Papa, too, enjoyed watching while adults do our business.

Gaby, Bea and Izh had a grand time playing because Linden Suites is spacious enough for them. 
Yuri, the youngest member of the clan, was happy and comfortable, he didn't throw tantrums the whole time!
When all the guests went home, Papa and Tita Jo slept soundly while the birthday boy nangulit on the side!
The Mendiolables!
 We didn't get too tired entertaining our guests. Staying at Linden Suites was convenient, comfortable and most of all, affordable! Don't just take my word, go and celebrate birthdays at Linden Suites.

The Linden Suites
TEL: (632) 638 7878
FAX: (632) 638 7877 | (632) 633 7012


July 30, 2015

Diskarte na May Arte

If you are a follower of this blog, you know that I'm an advocate of recycling and upcycling. I get inspirations on my upcycling projects as soon as I see anything lying around and not being used.

Last Sunday at Asia Digital Marketing Expo I learned from Bounty Fresh Chicken's Diskarte na May Arte booth  what to do with an old shirt.

Kate Barrios of Bounty Fresh

Here's co-blogger, Nice of Nice Things, enjoying the project:

 1. Cut the sleeves and neckline

2. Decide how deep you want the bag to be.

3. Turn the shirt inside out and cut fringe 3/4 to 1 inch apart.

4. Tie fringe and turn shirt inside out again.

Finish product!

Here are some of my #DiskartenaMayArte tips as shown in UNTV's Rise and Shine"

July 29, 2015

Magic Mike XXL

The movie Dear John made me cry and this is where I first noticed Channing Tatum. Channing made news again when he did good-looking actor defnitely catched more attention from the  surprise hit  Magic Mike three years ago. 

I didn't get to see the original Magic Mike so it was okay not to watch Magic Mike XXL. My friends kept saying it is a fun movie and since Riza promised that we will watch it together, Magic Mike XXL tickled my curiosity.

Riza maybe too busy that she'd forgotten about the movie but yesterday, to my surprise, my husband offered to accompany me for Magic Mike XXL.

What can I say? Channing Tatum has come a long way since his days as a stripper. He already carved a name in Hollywood and is now a family man. This movie is highly entertaining but is given an R-16 for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use. With a runtime of 1 hour and 55 minutes, I got bored on the first 15 minutes of the movie. But that's alright because Channing's good looks, muscular built and great dancing skills compensated for it. (wink!wink!)


Picking up the story three years after Mike bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, "Magic Mike XXL" is about former buddies who wants burning down the house in one last blow-out performance in Myrtle Beach, and with legendary headliner Magic Mike sharing the spotlight with them. On the road to their final show, with whistle stops in Jacksonville and Savannah to renew old acquaintances and make new friends, Mike and the guys learn some new moves and shake off the past in surprising ways. 

July 28, 2015

Hi-Precision Diagnostics: The Power of Accurate Information

Having access to proper and accurate medical information is important in many ways. As a mom, I take comfort in learning new concepts and/or organizations doing its very best to provide accurate health information with passion, dedication, and integrity. Just like yesterday at Chef Jessie's in Rockwell, I got to know about Hi-Precision Diagnostic's Panorama™ Prenatal Screen.

When I was pregnant with the twins, I actually didn't know I was carrying twins. I was bleeding during that time so my OB Gyne requested that I undergo transvaginal ultrasound. I'm not a fan of transvaginal ultrasound because it's painful and uncomfortable. Unlike transvaginal ultrasound, Panorama is a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), which may be done in a single inoffice visit. As you will not be exposed to any extraneous elements, it is absolutely safe for you and your baby.

The traditional ultrasound also wasn't able to detect the gender of Julia. John and I thought we are having twin boys, so we bought clothes and baby accessories in blue and green. The strollers we bought are blue, too, so Julia is always thought of as a boy. We had to spend more because I had to buy my daughter dresses, shoes, slippers, etcera in pink.

Hi-Precision Diagnostic's Panorama™ Prenatal Screen is a non-invasive DNA screening test, which gives essential genetic information about your baby as early as nine weeks into your pregnancy. By knowing the state of your child’s health and gender as early as possible, you can better prepare for your child’s future. Whether you're a first-time mom of 24 or a mom of four expecting another baby, the Panorama Prenatal Screen is for you. By providing a sample of your blood, you will not only know your baby's gender, you will also find out his likelihood of having a chromosomal condition. Babies born to mothers over 35 years old have a higher chance of having certain chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and Angelman Syndrome. However, it is good to note that certain biological conditions affect women of all ages. A screen test can help determine your baby’s risk of being affected with a specific chromosome condition regardless of age, family issues, or medical history.

Some of your baby's DNA actually crosses into your bloodstream during pregnancy. Panorama Prenatal Screen is the only screen test which can distinguish between fetal and maternal DNA, so that Hi-Precision Diagnostics' laboratory specialists can analyze your baby's DNA using your blood. Panorama screens for a broad panel of chromosome conditions, including Chromosomal Abnormalities, Sex Chromosome Abnormalities, and Microdeletions. More importantly, Panaroma is amazingly accurate, with a 100 percent batting average on fetal sex determination and the lowest reported false negative rate for chromosomal conditions.

With Panorama Prenatal Screen, you will be given informative reports which will allow you to decide on your next course of action for the future health and well-being of your baby. Certainly, this is proactive parenting in the best sense!

About  Hi-Precision Diagnostics (HPD):

Hi-Precision Diagnostics (HPD) is dedicated to providing the highest quality laboratory services, giving its patients proper and accurate information which may have a significant effect on their way of life. With close to two decades of experience, HPD offers the largest network of medical examination and diagnostic facilities in the Philippines. It has over 20 branches in Manila and Cebu with a workforce of more than a thousand.

The vision of Hi-Precision Diagnostics is to develop a team of dedicated individuals working in a complete and modern computerized medical diagnostic facility, providing precise and top quality healthcare for patients through advanced technology and unsurpassed service at reasonable prices.

As such, the organization has become a pioneering force in the field of medical diagnostics in many ways.

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics offers a comprehensive range of medical tests, some of which are not available anywhere else in the country. Its laboratory exams are fully automated, decreasing the risk of human error. HPD offers X-Ray, ECG, 2D Echo with Doppler, Ultrasound, Digital Mammography, and Drug Testing services.

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics is at the cutting edge of medical diagnostics, continuously updating its systems and software for the greater good of its patients. Its Laboratory Information System (LIS), for example, features microprocessor-controlled instruments with the ability to provide faster and more accurate results. Archiving of patient data is swift and automatic, foregoing tedious data processing. More importantly, LIS has improved HPD's costeffectiveness, allowing it to peg its services at more affordable rates.

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics is the first medical laboratory in the country to give its patients online access to their laboratory results in a secure platform. Patients welcomed the news with open arms since this feature allows them to view their results as soon as they are available. No need for them to retrieve results physically. They can just go online, view the results, and decide on a course of action immediately. This is specially significant for patients with critical conditions.

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics is one of the few diagnostics organizations to have an app available for both OSX and Android phones. The Hi-Precision Diagnostics App not only lets patients access their laboratory information for free, they may also download it in PDF form. They may also find the HPD branch nearest them, view HPD's doctors' directory, and keep up to date with the latest news and events in HPD. 

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics offers Home Service to individuals who may be too weak to travel to any of its branches. It also has Mobile On-site Services for groups and organizations such as hospitals, clinics, schools, government agencies, insurance companies, and corporations. 

• Hi-Precision Diagnostics is recognized by international certification organizations, ensuring that its systems and processes are up to global standards. Hi-Precision is ISO 9001:2008 Certified while its headquarters are accredited with PNS ISO 15189:2010. 

(View more photos HERE)

July 27, 2015

SVR Infinity Lauched New Baby

The success of Sofia’s Glutathione Soap with Kojic and Collagen is unstoppable as husband and wife tandem of Sofia and Chino launched their new baby, Sofia's Face and Body Cream with UV Filters at Beauty and Butter in Megamall.

The exclusive event was attended by select media, bloggers, friends and resellers of SVR Infinity. It was a relaxing afternoon as all the guests were treated to a manicure and pedicure pampering by no less than the caring hands of Beauty and Butter staff.

SVR Infinity does not only offer soap and lotion to make one flawless. They also offer business for people who'd like to earn money, either full time or on the side.

For more details, contact Sofia or Chino 
(02) 3588762
(02) 6228273

July 26, 2015

Asia's Digital Marketing Expo 2015

Sundays are spent exclusively for family but I attended TAG MEDIA's recently concluded Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015 at SMX Aura, Taguig, to support Engr. Grace Bondad-Nicolas. 

The said event was a huge success as it is the biggest gathering of leaders for digital marketing and attended by top executives from different industries, namely, A Connects, Adec Innovations, Air Asia Philippines, Apag Marangle, Art Genius Creative Advertising, Artstream Hospitality Management Group Inc, Asian Institute of Management, Australian Mint, Oils & Flavor, Auto Kid Trucks, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Ayala Land, Azalea Residences, Blue Dynamics Inc, Bounty Fresh, Business Process Outsourcing International, Cafelo, Chalre Associates, Cognizant, Commission On Election, Compos Mentis Inc, Creative Voices Production, Department of Science and Technology, DigiMoz, Digital Club Filipino, Elabram Systems Group, E HAO Online Trading Corp, E- Novate, EmLogis, ESCO Corp, F*ART, Forever Rich Philippines Inc, Forward Direct Selling Company, Globe GCash, GQWEST, Helix Technologies, Hotel La Corona De Lipa, Infotxt, International Coach Federation, JCI Makati, Line-X, Mediacom, Megaworld, Mobkard, MyDocNow, NGCP, NWSteel Tehnologies, Oasis, Office Gateway Enterprise, One Lightning, Orchid Cybertech, Paradigm Global, Philippine Software Industry Association, PMCM Events Management, Preneur Manila, San Miguel Corporation, ShoppersGuide.Com.PH, Smart, SourceCrypt, Subic Travelers Hotel, Summit Media, Sunlife of Canada, Tech One Global Phils, Inc., Techno Asia Construction, Tree Top Adventure Inc,
Twitter, Victoria Court, Viber, Xremo, Xyxon Pte. Ltd,  Zalora, and Zoomanity Group

On the side, we've learned to upcycle an old shirt to a shopping bag

Nice enjoyed her turn!

With Pocholo Gonzales - The Voice Master


I enjoyed the lechon and rice that Apag Marangle served. Can't wait to try their boodle fight at Park Square, Makati.

 Co-bloggers Jackie and Nice (syempre ako din!) feasted on this yummy Hattendo Buns! 

With Cherry Bustamante of The big Difference Communications

The fun part is seeing and chatting with old and new co-bloggers who are part of Pinoy Blogger Group
(Photo Credit: Edwin Ong)

The happiest time was when I finally met in person my favorite, Mr. Chinkee Tan!