September 16, 2017

#SMagicalChristmas at all SM Supermalls

Today marks SM Supermalls launch of 100 Days to Christmas countdown and it was made very special by the presence of every Pinoys favorite, the iconic singer-composer-producer, a great man, Mr. Jose Mari Chan.

Also  present at the unveiling of  100 Days to Christmas were Mr. Russel Alaba (AVP for Marketing, Mindanao Region) and Mr. Joaquin San Agustin Senior Vice President for Marketing, SM supermalls

For more details on how to join SM Supermalls 100 Days to Christmas,

September 15, 2017

Earth Kitchen

John and I were supposed to celebrate our 24th Year Anniversary in Batanes, unfortunately the universe didn't cooperate due to typhoon Lannie and Maring. Plus Mama was hospitalized a week before our scheduled flight so we had no choice but to just stay home. 

I  didn't even have the energy to cook that day so I asked John if we he's okay to drive to Earth Kitchen so we can use the two thousand pesos gift certificate I won at Hizon'z Event.

John enjoyed the Bacon, Tablea Cake and Tablea Hot Chocolate drink. I liked the Pomelo and Shirmp Salad with Huge Kropek on the side but I went home with an allergy after eating the Kropek. It was my first time to have an allergy in 44 years. We both didn't enjoy the two kinds of pasta we ordered.

Earth Kitchen is a nice place to visit as it is nestled in the beautiful and serene  White Plains. The ambiance is moderm, warm and homey.  The service staff, specially Mark, were very attentive. hindi napagod sa katatanong namin kung ano ang masarap.

At Earth Kitchen you can even buy organic food at Got Heart Store. I bought some chips and 6 pieces organic eggs, unfortunately 4 out pf 6 eggs are rotten. I messaged Got Heart and they are replacing the four eggs.

I guess, this September 11 didn't agree much on my side starting with a cancelled flight, an allergy and four rotten eggs (lol). Ganun naman talaga ang buhay, hindi lahat laging okey. Ang importante maayos ang pagsasama naming mag-asawa despite the many heath challenges we faced last year.

Lot 10 B-10 Katipunan Avenue, White Plains, Quezon City
Phone Numbers 02 5779138 and 02 9610572

September 13, 2017

Twinning's English Breakfast Tea with Organic Honey

If you like tea a lot but hate brewing every now and then, try my Twinnings English Breakfast Tea with Organic Honey. It's actually tastes even better when its cold.

September 12, 2017

Timex Time Travel Road Show at SM Supermalls

Timex Time Travel Road Show at SM Supermalls is an event you shouldn't miss as they have many activities in store. John and I experienced some of the fun games as well as prizes from Timex, Police, Titan, Nixon, Ingersoll and Ice Watches, 

Explore Timex Time Travel Road Show at SM Supermalls this September and October connecting past and present, linking classic and colorful as the home of Global Brands, SM Supermalls has launched an exciting campaign inviting the whole family to experience new and fun happenings at SM as the retail giant partners with various international brands such as Timex which boasts a 160-year old heritage from United States. Alongside Timex are other global watch brands like Ingersoll from U.S., Police from Italy, Titan for UK, Nixon from the U.S., and Ice Watches from Belgium. 

Timex Time Travel Road Show is designed to celebrate and explore the evolving landscape of watch making from various watch brands around the globe. The brand interactivity in this travel-themed expo includes free barber cut for the dapper gentlemen courtesy of vintage-centric Ingersoll, X-Box Kinect game challenges by surf-and-skate-inspired Nixon, selfie-worthy mugshot photo booth and fan meet & greet from MMA specialists Mark “Mugen” Striegl and Filipino Eduard “Landslide” Folayang presented by Police Watches, Cosplay demo by color-inspired Ice Watches, plus other fun games from Timex and Titan. 

Grab your new watch without stressing out your pocket with event specials from these global brands offering 10% to 70% discounts for all the watches. Enjoy easy installment for 3 months and 6 months to pay at zero percent when you swipe your card. Perfect for your pre-holiday gift hunting is the Marathon from Timex at two sportswatches for only Php 1,500. Plus, get freebies like shirts and accessories when you buy Ice Watches or get a free Puma eyewear worth Php 8,000 when you get an Ingersoll.

Join the Timex Time Travel online contests to win watches. It only requires you to capture your selfies from each of the brand’s corner and post in your Facebook wall and you can win a free watch! Police is giving away four bold-designed watches, Timex is raffling 10 watches of your design choice, Ice is awarding ten colorful watches and Ingersoll is giving away one P28,000-worth vintage-inspired automatic watch!

Aside from deals and prizes, the Timex Time Travel is also your best chance to get free watch services such as free watch personalization with caseback name engraving, free cleaning and diagnostics, and free battery replacement (upon watch purchase) valid for two years. 

Catch the Timex Time Travel road show on: Sept 1 to 6 in SM East Ortigas; Sept 4 to 9 in SM San Lazaro; Sept 9 to 13 in SM Manila; Sept 11 to 14 in SM Marikina; Sept 16 to 20 in SM Dasmarinas; Sept 22 to 27 in SM Centerpoint; Sept 23 to 27 in SM Fairview; Sept 29 to Oct 4 in SM Southmall & SM Taytay; Oct 6 to 11 in SM Novaliches; Oct 7 to 11 in SM Marilao; Oct 13 to 17 in SM Clark; Oct 13 to 18 at SM BF Paranaque; Oct 19 to 23 in SM Pampanga; Oct 20 to 25 in SM Bacoor; Oct 23 to 25 at Mall of Asia; Oct 25 to 27 at SM Bicutan; and Oct 27 to 31 at SM Sucat.

Get ready to explore and experience the world in SM malls and make a style statement  SM malls and make a style statement with iconic watches from Timex Time Travel!

September 11, 2017

Cabbage Omelette

My daughter Julia is a certified egg lover, as she always says "anything is better with egg". Last night she requested Cabbage Omelette. 

This is so easy to cook and a complete meal by itself. Kaya if nagbabawas ka ng timbang, no rice neeed to eat this Cabbage Omelette.

 Egg, cabbage, garlic and onion, salt and pepper
 (carrots and ground meat is optional)

Stir fry cabbage in garlic and onion. Beat 1pc egg. Mix stir fried cabbage and egg
Fry cabbage and egg until golden brown

September 10, 2017

Kuya Virgil's Surprise 50th Birthday

Coming from Arnel and Belle's Wedding, John and I rushed in Novaliches to attend Kuya Virgil's Surprise 50th Birthday that was organized by Ate Coy and assisted by Ayee, Ynah and Kyle.

I cannot allow the day to pass without being there because Kuya Virgil is one of my closest cousins. I was their little baby sister when we were kids since they were all boys. Kuya Virgil is also the responsible person (Engineer) who managed  and renovated our house in 2003. What I love most about him is that he has a very positive outlook in life, laging naka ngiti, walang boring na oras pag kausap sya.

Happy 50th Birthday, Kuya Virgil!

September 9, 2017

Arnel and Belle's Wedding

I'm most humbled when I'm asked to stand as ninang and today is my third time to be a sponsor (commonly called ninang in the Philippines) for Arnel and Belle's Wedding. 

Belle and I met last year when she was tasked by Hi-Precision for a home service in FBS and other blood works for my husband. We became close because I felt Belle's sincerity in helping us during those trying times. 

When Arnel and Belle came over to asked me to be their Ninang, I immediately said yes. Arnel is equally a good man. Bagay na bagay silang dalawa.

John and I didn't stay for the reception as we had to run for my cousin's Kuya Virgil's 50th Birthday. Here's some of the videos I took from the wedding mass. 

September 8, 2017

Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa

It was the #Mendiolables honor to meet Ramon Marinas, Managing Director Bienvenido Travel and Tours when we went in Antipolo to feature Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa.

Luljettas is a beautiful place to bond with the family and friends where you get to relax and pamper you body, mind, as well as your tired spirit.

I won't be bothering you with so much words, just watch our video to see the kind of fun we had. Better yet, visit Luljettas in Antipolo.

Luljetta's Hanging Gardens Spa
San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal
Contact no:(02) 570 2532

September 7, 2017

Applebees Grill and Bar

US favorite dining chain  Applebees Grill and Bar launched new menu earlier today at its BGC branch in the Philippines. 

Part of the  NEW Applebee's Menu are Team Beer (Fried Sweet and Spicy Pickles, Bacon Jalapeno Potato Croquettes and Calamari) and Team Cocktails and Wine (Southern Beef Brisket Quesadillas)

For women like me who tries to cut on calories, Grilled Watermelon and Spicy Shrimp Salad with fresh greens, cucumbers, feta cheese, toasted almonds, spicy grilled shrimp and grilled watermelon cubes in a creamy mint yoghurt dressing is for you!

New Pasta includes Spinach Artichoke and Grilled Chicken Cavatappi, Spicy Firecracker Shrimp Cavatappi and Grilled Sausage Marinara Pasta and many more. There are actually 20 new menu. 

The Applebee’s experience in the Philippines is exactly the same as in the US, they have big portions and the same quality of dishes.

The launched of Applebee's new menu made even more complete with their partnership with Enkangto Beer. I had the privilege of learning about this new brew from its Founder and President, Mr. Ian Paradies. 

Engkanto Brewery brings back forgotten Philippine folklore into the daily lives of the modern Filipino. The vivid tales of the Engkanto, who are believed to guard natural creations, include Maria Makiling, the Kapre, the Tikbalang, the Sirena, the Duwende, and many others. A new generation of Engkanto observed that beer was the one thing that all Filipinos still worshiped daily, so the Engkanto created the perfect recipes.

Engkanto Brewery is positioned to deliver to Filipinos an obtainable craft beer that is brewed with high-quality and natural ingredients. Today, after over a year of perfecting its  avor, Filipinos can  nally drink the magic of Engkanto.

I highly recommend you try them all as you will definitely enjoy any kind of celebration, but don't take my word for it, head on at either BGC and Libis Branch and taste the goodness of Applebees' new offerings.

Applebee's Grill and Bar Branches:

Fort Bonifacio. W Global Center, 30th St cor 9th Ave Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 801-9662.

CityWalk 1, 1110, C1-B Eastwood Ave, Bagumbayan, Queon City, Metro Manila
(02) 566 6800

September 6, 2017


At our recent stay in OneA Bed and Breakfast, we had so much fun playing Fuzboll.

Fuzboll or foosball, also called table football, is a table-top game that is loosely based on association football. It is a game resembling soccer in which the ball is moved by turning rods to which small figures of players are attached. 

A "Foos" is when you block your opponent's shot or pass and kick it back in their own goal. This is also known as a "stuff" because you actually stuff the ball.

Table football can be played by two individuals (singles) – and also with four people (doubles), in which there are teams of two people on either side. In this scenario, one player usually controls the two defensive rows and the other team member uses the midfield and attack rows. In informal matches, three or four players per side are also common. Spinning the ball while putting it in the play for the advantage of the placement team is allowed. A goal scored only by placing the ball in the hole with spin is legal. 

September 5, 2017

Cafe Lupe and Onea Bed and Breakfast

Instead of flying out out of the country for the long weekend we decided to explore Antipolo since John and I are planning to build our rest house in Alta Vista.

We stayed in Onea Bed and Breakfast had a taste of Cafe Lupe's Pinoy breakfast and their famous Paella.

I particularly like the vintage vibe of this place while John and the kids had fun playing fuzboll or foosball. It was the #Mendiolables honor to meet the super cool owner Chef Albright.

If you are planning to spend a quality time with your family check out Cafe Lupe and Onea Bed and Breakfast.

Cafe Lupe and OneA Bed and Breakfast  
267-268 Sitio Ruhat, Barangay Mambugan, Rizal, Antipolo, 1870
Contact number: 0936 474 6697

September 4, 2017

Patched Top

Patched tops are trending again big time! Being a frugal mom, I'm not ready to spend big bucks on this trend so I opted to upcycle a table runner and an old white top. Check out my vlog for few easy steps on how I did it. 

What can you say? 

September 3, 2017

Bun Tutorial

Wearing a bun has always been my choice but I can't do it so while looking for stuff at SM Megamall Ladies Section yesterday, I asked the help of Judith and HoneyLyn for Bun Tutorial.

September 2, 2017

True Value's Kitchen Appgrade at Robinson's Magnolia

It was once again a successful three-day event, True Value's Kitchen Appgrade at  Robinson's Magnolia, from September 1 to 3, 2017, as shoppers trooped to the mall to watch celebrity chefs whipped easy to cook food using kitchen appliances that are all available at True Value. 

True Value
Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd,
Corner Dona Hemady, Quezon City, 1111 Metro Manila
Telephone (02) 720 9639

September 1, 2017


Although twelve years has gone by, I wouldn't forget Kat Erro because she was the person who gave me the guts to wear skirts. I first met Kat (Kat Manalo back then) in 2005 at Unang Hirit when I was featured for their Makeover Episode. She used to be a beauty editor and celebrity stylist and was assigned to style me for the summer makeover.

Kat joined her husband overseas and I never heard anything from her until I saw her at the opening of Styled Pop-Up Store last July 30, 2017. She now owns KATRE! 

Kat established KATRE in 2009 with a 15-piece collection of ready-to-wear items that she sells online. To cut the long story, the rest, as they say, is history. 

KATRE formally opens its store earlier today at the second level of  East Wing in Styled Pop-Up Store in Shangri-La Plaza Mall. 

At KATRE, expect locally made leather goods that are of highest quality and is globally competitive. Check out KATRE's Boite, City Totes, Camdens, Wristlet, Hanovers, Double Sloane and Mayfairs.

I am most humbled to be invited by Kat herself tohave the first dibs on her new collection.