September 30, 2015

Samsung Digital Appliances' 7th Cooking Workshop with Chef Ernest Gala

There are three things I did today that are all firsts time. It was my first time to join Samsung Digital Appliances Cooking Workshop, first time to meet Chef Ernest Gala in person, and it was my first time to visit GalaStars Culinary School in Pasig City. 

It was a highly active day as bloggers were taught by Chef Ernest  two Asian inspired dishes for the family food trip.

Singaporean Baked Prawns with Glass Noodles/Sotanghon

Thai Chicken on a Bed of Spinach with Peanut Sauce

About Samsung Digital Appliances:

Satisfying the needs of customers is by developing innovative products that enhance the lives of our customers worldwide. Samsung have made pioneering moves in the digital appliances market, whose impact will be felt for many years to come. Stylishly designed, well equipped with convenient features, and environmentally friendly, digital appliances are tailor-made with customers at the forefront of their thinking.

About Chef Ernest Gala:

A graduate of the Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts, chef Gala graduated from the Paris Ritz Hotel in France and has worked at the Oriental Hotel in Thailand.

About GalaStars Culinary School 

State of the art equipment with separate lecture and demonstration rooms with modern and high-end kitchen laboratory provides 100% hands-on training. Providing state of the art equipment with separate lecture and demonstration rooms. Each workstation features one sink, one preparation table, one high powered stove with oven, one deep fryer, and one exhaust hood. To maximize hands-on culinary training, each workstation will have a maximum of 2 students. All chef instructors are fully certified and highly respected in the culinary industry.

Located at 179 Shaw Blvd. Pasig City right next to The World Famous Sylvia Reynoso-Gala Culinary Training Center.

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September 29, 2015

Wacoal Sports Bra Collection

Philippine Wacoal Corporation, one of the country’s top intimate apparel firms, launched its Sports Bra Collection at The City Club in Alphaland Makati earlier today. This is one of those events I'd find time to attend because I'm a Wacoal user for a long time now. Plus, The City Club is close to my heart because this is where my kids attend basketball under Coach Nic Belasco and Coach Ali Peek.

Ms. Marivic Fajardo and the rest of Wacoal people accommodated us very well.  Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

“Helping empowering women has always been one of Wacoal’s mission since it came to the Philippines in 1989, in addition to providing high quality products and superior customer service to our patrons. The new high-quality product line which caters to light, medium and hard-impact sports was created using fine fabric and state-of-the-art Japanese technology.” says Philippine Wacoal Corporation, President Ms. Ann Christine Palisoc.

Today’s women are active breed who regularly engage in various sports activities and physical workouts to keep them in tip-top shape as they go about the hectic week work. In addition, they face the challenging rigors of fast-paced urban living which keep them always on the move. 

The light-impact bra
The light-impact bra is a racer back-style which features a non-wire moulded cup for utmost comfort and great hook and eye reinforcements to help ease of movement while doing stretching, yoga, 
Pilates and similar light activities.

The medium-impact
  The medium-impact type is a non-wired sports bra that gives essential support and comfort, with its thick straps giving the bust a stable lift even when in motion. It’s perfect for aerobic activities like brisk walking, stair climbing or dancing.

High-impact sports bra
Meanwhile, the high-impact sports bra is a slightly-padded, racerback which provides full support and confidence when doing intense workout like high-intensity dance exercises, boxing, and running. This bra also has compression features that allow breasts to move  in unison with the torso and minimize the bouncing movement. 

After the short presentation, bloggers were given the choice to try different activities. I opted for a 15-minute back massage as I needed it badly.

With Kris-belle Mamangun of Ballet Philippines 

Bloggers were given the chance to choose Wacoal Sports Bra specific for their needs. 
I chose the medium impact for my brisk walking and occasional zumba session. 

In the Philippines, Wacoal has grown steadily over the years and is now among the top brands in the intimate apparel industry. It is also one of the widely distributed across the country with 52 department store counters and 8 direct sales branches. Philippine Wacoal lives by its motto “Every Body Loves Wacoal” to emphasize its flexibility and versatility on all body types.
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September 28, 2015

Tupperware Brands Philippines Supports the 2015 World Vision Run

For the 4th time in a row, Tupperware Brands Philippines supported World Vision Philippines in its annual running event aimed to raise funds for its Child Sponsorship Program. The huge and anticipated event spearheaded by World Vision Philippines kicked off recently at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds, with race categories ranging from 21k, 10k, 5k, 3k, and even a 500 m dash for kids. The Mall of Asia Grounds was packed and bore witness to the support of thousands of health enthusiasts, as well as partners and supporters of World Vision’s advocacy.

Since 2012, Tupperware Brands Philippines has pledged its support to World Vision’s advocacy. In fact, on their 19th anniversary, the company supported a total of 100 children in honor of its 100 outlet stores all over the country. “Tupperware Brands supports World Vision’s goal to have every child live life to the fullest while promoting an active lifestyle at the same time. Tupperware’s products uphold freshness for wellness, which is very complimentary to the activities of the event,” Mr. Jun Pangilinan, Tupperware Brands Philippines’ President and Managing Director, shares. 

Since its introduction in 1966, Tupperware has been changing lives of Filipinos across the nation. “One way in which we celebrate touching and transforming lives, no matter what age or generation, is by teaming up with World Vision Philippines. Through raising awareness on the ways to support those in need, to keep fit, and to be ready for natural calamities, we can help create happier and healthier families,” Mr. Pangilinan adds.

The event started early for the runners, including Mr. Pangilinan himself who ran in the 21k race category. The program was injected with other fun activities including a Zumbathon, exciting raffle prizes, and a mini concert with the Perkins twins, Tippy Dos Santos, and Tricia Garcia

Tupperware Brands Philippines has always been committed to their promise to provide better brands for a better life, and through the business opportunity, help individuals live the life that they deserve. With their ongoing support and partnership with World Vision Philippines, Tupperware Brands Philippines is surely on the right track in changing lives for the better.

September 27, 2015

To Pass or To Fail Book 2 - Paano Maging Best Youth Ever

Written in taglish (Tagalog-English) or should I say Fillish (Filipino-English) To Pass or To Fail Book 2 - Paano Maging Best Youth Ever talks about how you can pass the test of life. Sa linya ng may akda, "ibababad ka nito sa mga prinsipyo kung paano maging matatag na estudyante ng buhay". 

I highly recommend this book, by Ronald Molmisa, both for young and old who can't find focus and purpose in life, it is an easy read with just 140 pages.  The author's tips and suggestions is both biblical and logical. 

Chapter 1 - Wala ng Pabebe 

Chapter 2 -  Ikaw na, talks about knowing "who am I", appreciating your personality, cultivating a healthy self-esteem and knowing about God's purpose of your life.

Chapter 3 -  Ramdam Kita, is all about increasing emotional intelligence (EI), getting rid of toxic relationships, taming tongue, forgiveness and love.

 Chapter 4 - Push Mo Yan, is knowing and learning to be the child of God, ability to do things and loving what you do.

Chapter 5 - Bahala na si Bayman is all about knowing your priorities.

Chapter 6 - Level-up Pa More

Chapter 7 - Para Kanino Ka Bumabangon

Chapter 8 - Achieve na Achieve

To Pass or To Fail Book 2 - Paano Maging Best Youth Ever is available at all OMF Lit .

September 26, 2015

Ang Diary ng Legal Wife

Ang Diary ng Legal Wife is a book of hope para sa mukhang hopeless na marriage, written by Malu Tiongson-Ortiz. This 150-page book is sold at all OMF Lit for only P75.00. I bought this book at the Launch of OMF's New Inspiring Books to be given to a friend who's marriage is about to collapse.

About the book:

There are 9 chapters in this book, namely, Ang Pag-aasawa'y di biro, Mahal Mo Ba ang Asawa Mo?, The Legal Wife, The Other Woman, Maghiwalay na Tayo!, Paano na ang Kids Namin?, Annulment: Solusyon o Ilusyon?, The Antidote and Life Goes On.

“Hindi ko na kaya. Maghiwalay na tayo!” Gulong-gulo na isip mo sa kaka-analyze. Hindi ka na nakakatulog o nakakapagtrabaho. And each time you try talking sense to your husband, hindi naman nagre-register. Kaya argue ulit. Iyak. Worry. Tiis. “Nasisiraan na ako ng bait,” feeling mo. “We have to separate. Wala nang ibang paraan.”
Pero wala na nga ba talaga? Is separation or annulment the only way out of your torment? In this honest and comforting book, Malu Ortiz offers guidance and help. No stranger to suffering, Ortiz shows how you can find hope—even in the midst of a crumbling marriage.

September 25, 2015

3M Philippines Launches a Different Kind of Weekend Market

A  different  kind  of  weekend  market  featuring  knickknacks,  apparels, household trinkets, DIY solutions and other interesting finds for your home stop  bills   Command  Hanging  Market  @  DMCI  Homes  by  Command™Damage-Free Mounting Solutions from 3M! The Command Hanging Market @ DMCI Homes that kicks-off at the Royal Palm  Residences,  Acacia  Estates,  Taguig  City  is  in  partnership  with residential community developer, DMCI Homes; and one of the pioneering hardware business in the country that dates back in the 1920s, Co Ban Kiat.

The weekend market catering primarily to DMCI residents will go around 10DMCI  communities and culminate in a Hanging Market-Family Day-Bazaar at the Acacia Tent on December 2015. Inspired  by  the  success  of  Salcedo  and  Mercato  weekend  markets,  the Command Hanging Market @DMCI Homes will run for two days in the 10DMCI communities. It will feature various merchandise for every part of the home  like  housewares,  fashion  accessories,  apparel,  kitchen  and  bath essentials,  furniture  and  picture  frames  sold  at  exciting  deals!

Items featured can easily be hanged without damaging the wall with the use of Command hooks and hangers! DMCI home-owners gets to hang out and enjoy the 2 day weekend market with  discounted  products,  learning  opportunities,  exciting  games,  fun booths, and freebies!

“The  Command  Hanging  Market  @DMCI  Homes  provides  home-makers/condo-owners with home improvement and space saving ideas that will transform them to easy DIY experts in their home spaces,” shares Rene Delos Reyes, 3M Philippines Construction and Home Improvement Markets Division Head. The  weekend  market  also  features  a  workshop  on  best  of  home improvement  ideas  highlighting  clutter  management  and  home organization tips with the purpose of  providing easy and effective space saving  ideas  for  home-makers/condo-owners,  from  ho home  improvement expert and blogger, Coni Tejada.

The Command Brand continues to be premiere partners with DMCI Homes in  making  Condo-living  (and  home-making)  creative  and  personalized, hassle-free, neat and easily enjoyed. The Command brand from 3M leads the way in providing easy expertise in organizing, decorating and managing condo spaces! To  know  more  about 3M Philippines  and  its  Command™  Damage-Free Mounting Solutions’ products, visit

September 24, 2015

Disney Baby Making Magical Moments Right From The Start

Disney launched the new Disney Baby Brand earlier today at  Century City Mall Events Center. 
The event was attended by print media and mom bloggers.

Veronica Cabalinan - Country Director, Retail and Licensing Phils.
Disney Baby brand range is a collection of feel-good, unique products organized around key moments of the day, including Dressing Baby, Mealtime, Playtime and On-the-Go.  The entire range of Disney Baby licensed consumer products offering for expectant parents, new-borns and toddlers will now be available in the Philippines.

Disney Baby is distinctively more design-led, particularly the apparel, featuring a contemporary colour palette and beloved Disney characters, The creative direction ensures ranges are coordinated with the emphasis on mixing and matching Disney character accents across ranges, especially within the nursery and home-ware collections. 

Disney Baby's Mealtime range includes feeding bottles, tableware, booster seats and even transitional items like sippy cups and boosters that make every mealtime a breeze.


Disney Baby's Playtime collection make every moment fun and magical. Toys, books, music, books, activity gear and plush bring oohs and ahhs that stimulate baby through every stage.

Disney Baby clothes ranges from bodysuits to adorable outfits.


Mia Fausto-Cruz, Smart Parenting Magazine Editor-in-Chief

Won this cute Pooh Stroller in the Diaper Change Game, yahoo!

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