October 31, 2017

Legoland Malaysia

I heard a lot from people, friends and acquaintances that Legoland Malaysia is small and that it's not worth the expenses. Well, as for the Mendiolables, we truly enjoyed this place. It may be geared more for the kids but there's something about this place that makes everything awesome, fun and joyful.

Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Contact number:+60 7-597 8888

October 30, 2017

Legoland Hotel

Legoland Theme Park was part of my itinery in Malaysia but not Legoland Hotel. I originally planned to just finish the tour in Legoland Theme Park then head to Kuala Lumpur where we were supposed to spend 2 nights.

Kumpareng Rey suggested we stay at least one night at Legoland Hotel for the experience. He said, the kids will enjoy the place but it turned out John and I were the happiest (seriously!). We've been to different hotels but Legoland Hotel's colorful ambiance made our stay happy. Anywhere we look there's always something made from these famous bricks.

The lobby, oh the lobby, is so beautiful with the castle and pirate ship that's good enough as a background for OOTDs.

The elevators or lifts are extraordinary as it has strobe lights and plays happy songs as soon as the door closes.

There's a treasure chest inside the room that gives you the chance to win lego items if you figure out the combination to open the chest. We were overjoyed when the kids opened the chest. Inside were 3 different Lego items that we got to bring home.

The Family Restaurant was also very cute with colorful plates, mugs, glasses and utensils. The rooms have different themes. We were booked at Kingdom but it was not yet ready when we arrived so they offered if we're ok to stay in other rooms. I chose the Pirate Room located at the first level. I love its colors, all my favorite colors - red, white and black!

Everything in Legoland is awesome! It's just that the pool was being renovated during our stay.

Address: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79250 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Tawgi:+60 7-597 8888

October 29, 2017

Batam, Indonesia

Indonesia was not in my plan when I booked Singapore and Kuala Lumpur flight in the Travel Fair. My kumareng Juliet, Vanj and Honey though recommended we visit the place since it's just an hour away (via ferry)  in Singapore.

Thru the help of Pareng Rey, we were able to book online for the ferry ride.  Our departure time from Singapore was 12:30pm and 7pm return from Indonesia to Singapore.

We were hoping to see some beaches and mosques in Batam, Indonesia unfortunately the taxi driver said it's far and the traffic is terrible that we might miss our ride back to Singapore. The only attraction we saw was Barelang Bridge.  The Philippines has more and better bridges but this Bridge is important to Indonesians because it is a chain of 6 bridges of various types that connect the islands of Batam, Rempang, and Galang, Riau Islands built in 1997. Barelang also refers to the islands themselves, which are all administratively part of the municipality of Batam. The smaller islands of Tonton, Nipah, and Setotok (considered parts of the Batam island group) connect Batam and Rempang. The entire Barelang region covers 715 km.

We only stayed in Barelang Bridge for 5 minutes. Drove 45 minutes to the nearest Nagoya Mall, where we spent most of our time shopping for pasalubong.

Do I recommend this place? I say no if you will be there for just a day or 5 hours just like we did. We find DIY-ing trip at Batam, Indonesia difficult because we actually didn't know what to do there. We also had difficulty talkin to the taxi drive/tour guide because he knows "small English only".

I've talked to some of the fellow Filipinos who joined the group tour, they did not enjoy the tour as they were mostly brought in shopping malls.

On the other hand, my friends Juliet, Vanj and Honey recommends staying in one of the hotels for a day or two.

I believe there's plenty of things to discover in Indonesia given ample time and a good tour guide. We missed eating theirlocal food instead opted for Wendy's, J.Co and Baskin Robbins.

There are numerous ferry crossings operating from Singapore to Batam via Harbourfront. It takes an hour ferry ride from SG to Batam, Indonesia.

October 28, 2017

Marina Bay Sands

Thru the help of friends living and working in Singapore, my family and I had an easy time booking at Marina Bay Sands. The place incorporates a family-friendly theme. It is near

Vanj, my former officemate in Medicard booked us for October 26 to 27. Then Kumareng Juliet thru the help of her friends Weng and Benj booked us for October 27 to 28. Benj even met us personally to check in at the VIP Registration and Lounge!

Umiiral pa din ang bayanihan kahit na high tech na ang buhay nila sa Singapore. Salamat mga kababayan!

You can book directly at Marina Bay Sands website, booking.com and other online booking but if you have relatives or friends who works in MBS, it doesn't hurt to ask for help. Malaki din ang inyong matitipid. 

According to Wikipedia, Marina Bay Sands is an integrated resort fronting Marina Bay in Singapore. At its opening in 2010, it was billed as the world's most expensive standalone casino property at S$8 billion, including the land cost. The resort includes a 2,561-room hotel, a 120,000-square-metre (1,300,000 sq ft) convention-exhibition centre, the 74,000 m2 (800,000 sq ft) The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands mall, a museum, two large theatres, "celebrity chef" restaurants, two floating Crystal Pavilions, a skating rink, and the world's largest atrium casino with 500 tables and 1,600 slot machines.  The complex is topped by a 340-metre-long (1,120 ft) SkyPark with a capacity of 3,900 people and a 150 m (490 ft) infinity swimming pool, set on top of the world's largest public cantilevered platform,

Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
:+65 6688 8868

October 27, 2017

S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium is the aquarium within Resorts World™ Sentosa. It is a magical marine world with more than 100,000 underwater animals from 800 species, swimming in 45 million litres of water across into 49 different habitats

The fish are grouped according to 10 different zones with 49 habitats - Bay of Bengal, the Straits of Malacca & Andaman Sea or the Great Lakes of East Africa, the underwater community in coral reefs, and cool marine life in the cold-water habitats, Shark Seas containing over 200 species. Check out  the humongous aquarium for the Open Ocean habitat and relax while watching the fish.

8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Contact Number:+65 6577 888

October 26, 2017

Universal Studios Singapore

As a toy collector and movie affcionado, John was so happy to see characters such as Star War ands Transformers, Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure™, Sesame Street Spaghetti Space Chase and more! come to life in Universal Studios Singapore,  located within Resorts World Sentosa on Sentosa Island, Singapore.

It is the second Universal Studios theme park to open in Asia (Japan being the first), and the first in Southeast Asia.

Enter the thrilling world of movie magic as you Ride the Movies on roller coasters and other movie-themed attractions. Be dazzled and delighted by an immersive entertainment experience that brings the silver screen to life

Themed Zone Notes
Hollywood Themed after the real Hollywood Boulevard of the 1970s, the Hollywood zone is framed by dynamic architecture, palm trees and the famous Hollywood 'Walk of Fame'.

New York Themed after post-modern New York City that features sidewalks and classic landmarks that mimic its cityscape. The area is enhanced by neon lights and flanked by street facades that set the scenes for big city fun and also real-time movie production for most Hollywood blockbuster films.

Sci-Fi City Sci-Fi City is themed after what cities and metropolis may look like in the future, equipped with space-age technologies and the ultimate modern conveniences.

Ancient Egypt As the name suggests, the Ancient Egypt zone is themed after the rich Egyptian architecture and artifacts found during the Golden Age of Egyptian Exploration in the 1930s.

The Lost World The Lost World zone features two themed regions: Jurassic Park and Waterworld.
Far Far Away Far Far Away is based on The Kingdom of Far Far Away featured in DreamWorks Animations' Shrek.

Madagascar The Madagascar zone features a displaced cargo ship that houses the Madagascar: A Crate Adventure ride. It also features all of the characters from DreamWorks Animations' Madagascar.

8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Opens 10:00am – to 6:00pm
Contact Number - +65 6577 8888

October 25, 2017

Dark and Daring Halloween Collection and Shoe Holiday by ELRO

Elro Retail Corporation, the exclusive distributor of our favorite brands like Ipanema, Grendha, Zaxy, Rider and Gola, presents ELRO's Shoe Holiday and Dark and Daring Halloween Collection this October.  The collection is specially created for those with confident and daring attitude.

Each style for respective brands will surely make your feet love you as Elro launched the new styles, better and bolder designs in hues of black, purple, red and green with a touch of gold, metallic, sparkles that adds glam to the theme that everyone will surely love.

Rock your style with Ipanema’s new collection inspired by this fall 2017 trend: Shimmer and Afterglow. Ipanema Wave Lux Fem P1,095 adds just the right sparkle to your look. Made of soft PU insole for a comfortable wear and features textured straps to complete the look. Available in Black and Bronze. As first seen by the candidates of Miss World Philippines 2017, the Ipanema Class Exclusive Fem P1,295 is a versatile sandal that you can wear with any outfit. Detailed with a sleek metal thong, these easy to wear sandal will be your next favorite! Available in Black and Purple.

Zaxy revamp for October starts with the new trend to sandals this 2017, Sliders. Zaxy brings a new face to the slide archetype, a striking and elegant texture that refers to the trend of exotic marine creatures. Unleash your inner mermaid and sparkle with Zaxy Snap Top Slide Fem P1,395 in Black and Grey.

Grendha is known for its relaxed style for many years with its classic and elegant touch. To keep up with the pace of the changing needs and lifestyle of women, Grendha innovated its styles. Whether a sandals for a casual weekend, a thong for a more relaxed vibes or a slip-on to match their active lifestyle, there is a Grendha pair for you. Grendha wants to support the women’s needs and their lifestyle to make them feel comfortable and stylish at the same time. As the festive season begins, Grendha Philippines would like to introduce to you Grendha Funky Three. Three different styles to adapt to everyday women’s needs. We have Grendha Sporty, Grendha Sexy and Grendha Chic. Grendha Chic is made for those who loves classic yet stylish pieces that they can wear throughout the year. In this collection, we have sandals that every women can wear from day to night, from work to party with classic details that they will love.

Grendha Sense II Thong P1,195 provides great comfort during long walks. With Sense Technology, it’s soft padded insoles gives a relaxing feel while wearing. You can pair it with your jeans, shorts or dresses for a casual feel.

Grendha Celebrar Thong II P1,195 is inspired by the runways of summer 2017 with its metallic strips and flower applique in metallic finish which is the trend this year. It perfectly matches the day-to-day activities of stylish women. Celebrar Thong II is made of rubberized synthetic material and has wider straps for a more comfortable wear.

Grendha Sense Slip On. Sense P 2,095 by Grendha is the technology that provides less impact while walking, ensuring greater stability thanks to the impact absorption technology. The fabric leather provides more air circulation while the EVA insole gives more comfort when walking together with the lightweight sole that absorbs impacts.

Grendha Acai VII Sand P1,395 offers practicality and comfort. It features a buckle closure for better fit and comfortable wear. Metal strips adorned with stones adds contrast to the snake printed sole. Grendha Acai VII gives charm and elegance on the feet.

Grendha Celebrar Sandal P1,595 brings a comfortable and delicate design with a beautiful applique of metal rose for a glam look. It is made of high quality synthetic material with leather and features an overlapping wide straps and has a strap closure at the back with adjustable buckle on the side for a perfect fit for you.

Take your footwear statement to new heights with Brasil Trop IV Fem P1,295. It features a 3.5 cm heel with a comfortable foot bed to provide some height while being comfortable to wear. Its metallic straps will add more shine to your feet. Available in Black and Rose Brown.

Sneakers have evolved from being sporty to fashion forward. Take your picks to Gola Classics’ collection as it breaks the trend from white and pastels to dark colors.  Gola Women wants you to experience fashion sensibilities this season with Gola Equip Snake and Gola Harrier.
Gola Classics Equip Snake P2,295 is an animal print trend style featuring a snake-skin effect. This lace up trainer is the perfect addition to any trend-setters wardrobe.  Be right on trend this season with Gola Harrier Cubed P4,195 combines textures and a contrast sole unit to create an eye-catching look. It is perfect for a smart casual style.

Ablaze with this season’s color, red. Feel empowered, bold and fierce with Gola Classics’ Men Collection this October. Get psyched to see all shades of red from burgundy, deep red and even bright ones. Gola Tennis 79 P4695 was inspired by the original style from 1975 worn by tennis player, Mark Cox. This men’s tennis inspired trainer features a heel-turn with Gold Gola branding on the tongue. Available in Black.

Gola Super Harrier P3,695 features a lightweight silhouette which combines a classic jogger shape with modern materials. It has a black fabric upper with a red wing flash, a graphite back counter and toe detailing. This retro style takes inspiration from Gola Classics’ 1975 Flyer Style. Available in Black Red. Gola Boston P2,195 trainer is stylish and simple with a casual, clean look that’s sure to make a bold statement. It features a cleated two tone midsole, nylon and suede upper and D-ring lacing. This classic footwear is perfect for everyday wear and will look great with your favorite jeans. Available in Red Black.
Slide Shoes are not only for women. Men love this style too. Rider’s Infinity Slide Ad P1,595 is created for active men. It features a soft dry foam technology for a softer insole and structured foot bed that is comfortable and relaxing on the feet. Ideal to wear for after gym sessions or long walks during the weekend. Available in Grey and striking Green.

Elro Retail Corporation Shoe Holiday

Get a 20% off discount on new collections and regular items or get 30% off when you purchase two or more regular priced items on selected stores nationwide. October 25 to 31, 2017 (20% and or 30%)
November 1 to 5, 2017 (20%). Participating stores: Robinsons Ermita Department Store, SM Megamall, Fashion Rack NAIA Terminal 3, SM Fairview, Landmark Makati, SM Bacoor, Landmark Trinoma, SM Marilao.

Adding to the Holiday “feels” is a perfect getaway for you! Get a chance to win an overnight stay at Raffles Makati for two with dinner and couple’s massage when you buy two pairs.

Final blow out for 2017! Great Deals and Good Finds for your Holiday shopping. Catch the Brazil Fever Flip Flop Super Sale at the following stores starting October 27 to December 15, 2017:
a. SM Sta. Mesa and SM Dasmarinas – October 27 to November 5, 2017.
b. SM Makati – November 9 to 18, 2017
c. SM Marilao – November 10 to 19, 2017
d. SM Sta. Rosa – November 13 to 19, 2017
e. SM Lipa – November 16 to 30, 2017
f. SM Bicutan – November 17 to 26, 2017
g. SM Fairview – November 17 to 30, 2017
h. SM Bacoor – December 1 to 15, 2017

For more details, do visit

October 24, 2017

Costa Sands Kampung Hut

After booking a flight to Singapore at The Travel Fair, I booked 2 nights stay at Costa Sands via booking.com. At P6,000 for two nights, it was the cheapest I saw during that time. It also said it was near the attractions in Sentosa area so I was happy with it until we saw that our Kampung Hut was far from the common toilets. Kampung Hut, by the way, is quite similat with our Nipa Hut.

In fairness to Costa Sands and Booking.com, they specified that what I was booking uses common toilets, has small space, with no amenities.

Costa Sands is actually clean, it's just that we were placed far from the toilets. Having incontinence myself, I wouldn't suggest Kampung Hut for anyone who has the same condition. Better book a room at Costa Sands Main Hotel, which is walking distance from Kampung Huts. If you're backpackers with adventurous spirit, go ahead with Kampung Hut just don't forget to bring toiletries and mosquito repellent lotion.

They have washing machine to be used by any guests at 4sgd, drier is also at 4sgd (around P150, depending on the conversion rate). The place is surrounded by the panoramic view of the South China Sea and is just 4-minute walk from the beach.

We love the fresh orange juice,  at 2sgd (around P75) placed near the pool area. Costa Sands is quite popular to Filipinos. While staying there, I met group of friends and families staying for 2 to 3 days. I was able to chat with some of them.

Address: 30 Imbiah Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099537
Contact Number: +65 6275 1034

October 23, 2017

Expo Mom Holiday

Expo Mom is happening this coming November 10-12, 2017, 10AM – 10PM at Glorietta Activity Center! Expo Mom  is the banner event of Mommy Mundo, a community of moms dedicated to making motherhood easier, happier, and more fulfilling for every mom. Mommy Mundo’s various events and activities are meant to answer the needs of moms, empowering them towards positive action. Since 2003, it has pioneered a variety of initiatives to achieve its goal of #mompowerment.

Expo Mom Holiday promises to be an exciting event showcasing both practical and whimsical product picks perfect for the coming holiday season as it welcomes new partners and reunites with beloved ones!!

There will be #MMRoadtest area where you and your #TeamMom can test out up and coming products, perks for #MommyMundoPassport holders such as freebies from #MMPartners!!

They are also launching #Mom247Planners for 2018!! To the passport holders, all you have to do is go to our community booth and claim your complimentary copy! For those who don’t have a Mommy Mundo Passport yet, apply NOW at http://mommymundo.com/join! 

Entrance is FREE but please share the love by donating donate to #MomShare Literacy Projects upon registration on-site.

October 22, 2017

Filipino Folk Songs

Juancho likes singing and he can easily learn even old song like Fly Me To the Moon by just listening or watching at Youtube. With the influence of Julia, Juan even memorizes Korean songs easily.

For the second grading period, Juan's class were given by Ms. Dina performance task (PETA) of singing Filipino Folk Songs, namely, Leron Leron Sinta, Bahay Kubo and Pamulinawen. 

Juan started happily with Leron Leron Sinta, his enthusiam slowly faded at Bahay Kubo and almost cried singing Pamulinawen.  

October 21, 2017

Katre Leather Bags

It's been awhile since I travelled abroad. John and I used to travel when we were just sweethearts. When the kids were born, we couldn't go on an out of the coutry trip because of their class schedules. 

Finally I was able to book tickets that fit the semestral break of my children. Because it feels like my first time again to travel, I'm kinda excited and worried. More importantly, I'm concerned about which bag to bring (ha!ha!ha!).

At KATRE. located at the second level of  East Wing in Styled Pop-Up Store in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, I got to try different styles of bag that will fit my OOTDs (lol!). 

For quality leather bags that's proudly Philippine made, check out Katre and support local business that helps our kababayans and our economy.

SHOWROOM: 1/F ATC Building, 148 Katipunan Ext., St. Ignatius, Quezon City. By Appointment.
(02) 791 8727
SHANGRI-LA PLAZA: Styled Pop Up Store, 2/F East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza, Mandaluyong City. 

October 20, 2017

Siopao Sisters

We're not sisters but we're always thought of as siblings. Probably we all have chinita looks, fair complexion and wide forehead (ha!ha!ha!). We actually call ourselves Siopao Sisters because of our wide, circular face. 

All our names ends with 'y', Zeny, Amy and Joy. I met them n 2006 when our resoective kids studied in Angels Institute of Learning. We had so much fun every time we meet in school. We became so close especially when we travelled in Ilocos at stayed at Amy's place.

When Zen transferred in Cavite and our kids changed schools, we seldom get to see each other. Our get together is always impromptu. Thanks to Zen for forcing me to open an account at City State. At least we got to have a biglaang pagkikita.

October 19, 2017

Napkin Folding

My husband has few very close friends. The longest amongst them are Henry and Gilbert, dating back in their elementary days in Aquinas School. They seldom have time to meet so when they came over for dinner last week, Juancho helped me set the table. 

I was amazed at how helpful and creative my son is. He quickly watched Youtube tutorial on napkin folding and ended up doing these...







October 18, 2017

Rocky and Spike Salon

I've been contemplating on changing my hairstyle but I just couldn't;t find the right salon. You see, my hair is kind of special. Well, special in a way because it's really very hard to manage so I opted on growing it long so I can tie it.

At my Kuya Virgil's 50th birthday, I liked what Ate Coy did to her hair.  Before going home met their hair stylist, Rocky  Samillano. Ate Coy recommended how good Rocky when it comes to total hair makeover.

Rocky used to be a Senior Haitstylist at David's Salon, then worked in a cruise ship at Salon Manager, until she and her partner put up their very own Rocky and Spike almost two years ago.

To cut the long story short, at 44, I have probably colored my hair 8 times but never with highlights. At  Rocky and Spike Salon, I let my unruly and dry hair have its taste of hair color with highlights by none other than the managing owner, Rocky.

This hair service will require you at least three hours. Cost depends on the length of hair and the hairstyling you need.

I'm happy with my new easy to manage and fashionable hairstyle. Thanks Rocky, you really rock!

History of  Rocky and Spike Salon

Rocky and Spike Salon
#2 Congressional Avenue, Brgy. Bahay Toro Q.C

October 17, 2017

Looping - Squizz 2.0 Stroller

Having three kids, I'm familiar with most of the strollers available in the country. I bought some of the most popular brands but I sold them right when the twins turned 6 months. Why? I just find strollers too heavy and bulky to bring to places.

Earlier at The Manila House in BGC, I was introduced to Looping, a brand from France, launched Looping- Squizz 2.0 Stroller.

This stroller makes travelling with your baby so easy. Its slimline and ultra compact size fits everywhere.  It can be carried using the shoulder strap or wheeled around  like a suitcase. SQUIZZ is suitable from birth to toddler. So easy to adjust the lie-flat seat recline for peaceful naps to a sit up position by simply and gently pulling the buckle behind the seat. An added bonus :  The footrest adjusts to a complete horizontal position.  Fully recline the backrest and baby is comfortably and snugly installed.

Looping - Squizz 2.0 Stroller is available in major baby shops and mall in the Philippines.

October 16, 2017

Ms. Philippine Islands

Ms. Philippine Islands had its inaugural last Saturday, October 14, at Tanghalang Pasigueno in Pasig City. I was invited to cover this event by my idol, Ms. Nina Taduran.

The winner of the first ever Ms. Philippine Islands is Ms. Tarlac, Joy Barcoma (whom I rooted for the whole night). Joy also won Best in Long Gown and Best in Swimsuit. Congrats tukayo!

October 15, 2017

L' entrecote

John and I find the traffic in BGC unbearable but for l' entrecote's Grilled Marinated Salmon we'd be willing to go back over and over.

At P595, this meal can be shared by two persons. Well, that is if you will be willing to share (wink!)

L' entrecote is known for its famous steak and other Swiss – French-inspired cuisine.

l' entrecote
Forbestown Rd, Taguig, Metro Manila
(02) 856 4858

October 14, 2017

Drs. Drip Lounge and Infusion Bar 4th Year Anniversary

Drs. Drip Lounge and Infusion Bar celebrated their 4th Year Anniversary today at  its main branch, located at32 Timog Avenue, Ground Floor Newgrange Condotel, Quezon City.

Present at the event are the owners, Dr. Ma and Mr and Mrs. Dennis and Tess Lumahan. Nicole Hyala, Ms. Nina Taduran, PBA Basketball Players, April 'Congratulations' and Ryza Cenon with her boyfriend (Cholo Barreto).

32 Timog Avenue, Ground Floor Newgrange Condotel, Quezon City
(02) 373 4685

October 13, 2017

PATAK - A Benefit Show to Launch the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation

If you're available this Saturday,  October 21, I hope you can support PATAK, a benefit show to launch the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation is happening  at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo de Manila University at 6:00PM.

Patrick Donald Teng had an amazing vision in life. He dreamt of becoming a neuro surgeon and took up medicine at the Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health. Not known to his own family, he supported charities while attending college and at the same time, offered much of his time doing volunteer work for different organizations and one of them was Hearts at Play.

Patrick was also an active member of The Company of Ateneo Dancers and was President of the Ateneo Medicine Dance Group. He brought joy to a lot of children through dance and even encouraged many of his group members to offer their time to make these children happy.

Unfortunately, all his amazing efforts had to take a side step when diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme, a rare type of brain cancer, which ended his dream of being a doctor. Despite his condition, his contagious positive outlook in life remained and Patrick continued his volunteer work even while in a wheelchair. He bravely fought for his recovery, but sadly, time dictated that he had to leave everything behind to join our Creator – gone too soon at the age of 25.

But as they say, everything has a season and a reason. Patrick’s parents were devastated and thought it best to continue what their loving son has started. In May 2017, the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation was founded in memory of their beloved son.

PATAK represents how a single drop in the water can create ripples in the ocean. It is a force, much like Patrick was. The concert will introduce the foundation by showing Patrick’s life and struggle with brain cancer, the lives he has touched, sharings by his doctors, and dance performances by various groups – all with the end goal of continuing what Patrick has started.

For more information on tickets for PATAK, and to support the Patrick Donald Teng Foundation, please like Patrick Donald Teng Foundation on Facebook or call 0917 8390200.

October 12, 2017

True Value’s Private Sale at Shangri-la Plaza

It was an afternoon of pure joy as I attended the preview of True Value’s Private Sale at Shangri-la Plaza on October 13, from 10am to 10pm.

It was awesome to meet Kelly and Bianca of Baby Barangay  We all had fun shopping the whole day!

 I scored amazing discounts of up to 90%! Isn't that wonderful?

True Value’s Private Sale is October 13 at Shangri-la Plaza, Level 6, Main Wing.  
Get a load of great treats, gifts and more surprises.
See you tomorrow!

October 11, 2017

Teachers' Day at MandSci

Teaching is a very noble profession that helps shape the character, caliber and future of an individual kaya naman I have a high respect for teachers. Being a mom of three hirap akong mag turo, imagine hundreds of kids that the teachers handle, isama pa ang mga ilang pasaway na mga magulang (ha!ha!ha!).

Kaya naman ang General Parents and Teachers Association of Mandaluyong Science High School ay naghanda ng munting GPTA Spa para sa mga minamahal naming mga guro.

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, 
and instill a love of learning." 
- Brad Henry

October 10, 2017

Mr. Eugene Agulto

I spent 1st and 2nd year high school in Phil. College of Technological Resources but due to traffic and other circumstances I transferred in St Francis in Novaliches. 

I felt so lost during my third year high because I didn't know anyone  unlike in PCTR where I knew people because my elder sisters and brother were from the same school.

I was lucky enough to have a very kind adviser, Mr. Eugene Agulto, who just came out from the seminary and decided to teach. It was his first year to be a teacher, and we were his guinea pigs (lol). He may have been young and soft-spoken at that time but he sure knew how to discipline his students in a caring way. Unlike other teachers, Mr. Agulto didn't show favoritism among his students so I felt secured knowing that I have a chance of making it to the top. I was fortunate to have been under the advisory class of Mr. Agulto because I ranked number in my section so in fourth year high I was placed in section 1.

Though happy being in the top section, I felt sad because Sir Eugene didn't renew his contract with the school.

Fast forward to 2017, 28 years to be exact, a classmate found Sir Eugene in Facebook. I added him and had a mini reunion with my former classmate Jennifer Salen. 

Ngayon para na lang kaming magkaka-edad. It was great reminiscing our high school days, as well as sharing our respective views and opinions about life, pains, struggles and love.

"A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, 
and instill a love of learning." 
- Brad Henry

October 9, 2017

Pilipinas Shell Deed of Donation Signing at Ayala Museum

As part of the 50-year legacy of Pilipinas Shell, they have donated to the Ayala Foundation Inc. more than 200 winning art works of the Shell National Students Art Competition held at the Ayala Museum. Artworks included such as those made by Jose Joya, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, Ang Kiukok, and BenCab. Not all the paintings will not be on display all at the same time. Ayala Museum will just curate shows out of the 200 paintings.

The Pilipinas Shell Deed of Donation Signing at Ayala Museum was signed between Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. represented by CEO and President Cesar Romero and Ayala Foundation Inc. represented by Ruel Maranan, the Foundation president.

Also present during the deed of donation signing were Ayala Corporation President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Foundation Inc. Senior Director Mariles Gustilo, and Ayala Museum Senior Curator and Head of Conservation Kenneth Esguerra.

Seated from right:Ayala Foundation Inc. president. Ruel Maranan, Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. CEO and President Cesar Romero. Standing from right: Ayala Museum Senior Curator and Head of Conservation Kenneth Esguerra, Ayala Foundation Inc. Senior Dire