February 28, 2018

Bosley Scalp and Hair Treatment at Elevation Salon

Ending February, the heart month, with love for my scalp and hair via Bosley Scalp Hair Treatment at Elevation Salon early today.

Jello's invite was timely as I have been suffering from itchy scalp for the past days. I have also been feeling kind of low lately because of my overly dry hair.

After the treatment, I feel oh sooooooo good! Nothing beats the feeling of having a great hair! As the cliche goes, "a woman's hair is her crowning glory".

Women regularly go to great lengths to ensure their hair look fabulous. Better yet, aim for healthy- good-looking hair and scalp by scheduling Bosley Scalp and Hair Treatment at Elevation Salon soon. Actually, the soonest the better.

Sharing with you this vlog as a proof  of how happy I am today...

Learn more about Bosley by visiting:
Website: https://eiskin.com/bosley/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/BosleyPhilippines/
IG bosleyph

Elevation Salon
2295 Building 3, Jannov Plaza, Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City
 Contact Number: (02) 830 3030

February 27, 2018

SM Little Stars 2018 Media Conference

Good news for parents with talented kids, over 9.5 million worth of prizes will be given away for  SM Little Stars 2018, including 2 brand new Chevrolet Trax, trips to China for 2, college scholarships, and PhP200,000 worth of cash and SM gift certificates on its 12th year!

SM Little Stars continues to be a platform for kids to share talents, enhance their personalities, and develop their confidence. The competition not only recognizes the shining and brightest kids, but it also celebrates the start of their journey in becoming stars in the future as they inspire more children to discover their innate talents.

The kids will also have the chance to be guided by celebrity mentors and a series of workshops to help develop their talents and boost self-confidence, as well as to encourage them to have fun and make new friends! 

SM Little Stars achievers who are now making big names on showbiz include 2014 Girl Grand Winner Fil-Korean Chun Sa Angella Jung, who continue to win fans with her acting prowess and is a mainstay of a kiddie sketch comedy show on mainstream TV. Joining the celebrated kids is 2013 Boy Grand Winner Nhikzy Vheench Calma who was awarded as WCOPA 2017’s Junior Grand Champion Performer of the World last July 8 in Long Beach, California. Also not to be missed is 2016 Girl Grand Winner turned commercial model Sheena Kirtsten Bentoy who is all set to play a well-loved role in Disney’s The Lion King The Musical in March.

Don’t forget that auditions begin on April 7 in participating SM malls nationwide! For more details about SM Little Stars, check out www.smlittlestars.com.ph. ### For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM. 

1. Every individual boy or girl whose age is between four (4) to seven (7) years old during the date of the Preliminary Screening schedule, photogenic / telegenic, cute & charming with pleasing personality, and talented, is eligible to join and be qualified to win the SM Little Stars competition. 

2. The following are not eligible to join the SM Little Stars competition or be qualified to win in SM Little Stars competition: 
         a.    Winners or placers from other similar contests within the duration of the previous calendar year until the current calendar year, of any company/sponsor and its affiliates with the same line of business or industry or in conflict with the business or industry of SM Supermalls and SM Affiliates.    b.  Boys and girls who have been contracted in any form or of whatever nature by a TV network, talent management agency, or movie outfit whose appearance or performance will be aired or shown during the contest period from the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals, Grand Finals and up to the date of the airing of SM Little Stars 2018 TV Special.  c. Boys and girls who have any commercial arrangement with any talent or advertising outfit or of similar kind whose appearance or performance will be aired or shown during the contest period from the Preliminary Screening, Regional Finals, Grand Finals and up to the date of the airing of SM Little Stars 2018 TV Special.      Any contestant found to be in violation in the eligibility or qualification to join and win in the SM Little Stars and/or any of the rules above, shall immediately be disqualified from the contest at any stage, and/or shall have forfeited his/her prizes and title. Decision on eligibility, disqualification and violation of this rule shall be final.  

3. The application forms can be downloaded from the SM Little Stars official website, www.smlittlestars.com.ph. It will also be available at the Mall Administration Office (Marketing Department) at any SM mall branches.  

4. To join the contest, the following must be submitted to the Mall Administration Office (preregistration) or to the official event organizer during the Preliminary Screening schedule: a. Application Form – completely filled-up and signed by the parent/s (exercising parental authority) of the contestant b. Original & photocopy of the contestant’s birth certificate (original copy will be returned after proper verification of the photocopy) c. Two (2) copies of 4R size photo of the contestant taken with light make-up only: one  (1) close up shot and one (1) whole body shot 

5. Schedule of submission of the application form and requirements will be as follows:  a. Pre-registration will start on February 28, 2018, 10am to 6pm. Deadline of submission will vary depending on the contestant’s preferred schedule and/or venue of the Preliminary Screenings: 

For full details of this contest, visit https://www.smsupermalls.com/smlittlestars2018/

February 26, 2018

Summer Happy Feels with Moonstar88 at The Square

The Square, Lancaster New City’s mall and community activity center, is greeting the summer with a smile with its Happy Summer Carnival this month.

To celebrate the Carnival’s opening, The Square is kicking off the summer celebrations with a special concert featuring OPM favorite Moonstar88. The band is celebrating the 18th anniversary of their hit song, "Torete", which has serenaded lonely souls for almost two decades now. Their signature songs will take on a new vibe with the accompaniment of a 12-piece orchestra, known as the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra, which is truly something to watch out for.

“This event is tailored to make the mall a place for music, exciting sights, food, and shopping. Simply put, we want The Square to be everyone's happy place,” said Julian Sison, The Square’s marketing manager.

As the community's recreation and events place, The Square boasts an open space it calls the Central Greens, which serves as the stage for pocket events for special occasions such as Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, and many more all throughout the year.

Want in on this one-time music experience on March 10? Redeem PhP200-worth of purchases from any store in The Square Mall from March 1 to 10, 2018. Redemption booths will be at the lobby area, one near the ATMs and another one by the Happy Summer Carnival arc.

Good shopping, good music, good happy feels all over. Pretty good way to get the summer going, don’t you think?

For inquiries, please contact: Mr. RJ Utrera, Events Supervisor at 0917-621-1093

(Press Release)

February 25, 2018

Little Angels Home

Instead of throwing parties for friends, I celebrate this blog's anniversary with an outreach activity in different centers. For Occasions of Joy's 8th Year Anniversary, we celebrted it with the kids, nuns and staff of Little Angels Home.

Little Angels Home, Inc (LAHI) is an orphanage with a mission of providing LOVE and CARE to abandoned and orphaned babies and toddlers until the organization and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) find suitable and able parents who are willing to take care of the orphaned babies as their own. It is a non-stock, non- government charitable organization registered with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The center is located at Mendez Cavite.

We spent the afternoon with a simple program that included games, dancing, singing and of course eating.

This sharing of joy at Little Angels Home wouldn't be made possible without the help of friends. My heartfelt thanks to all of you, namely, Rich San Andres, Lyn Borje of Aqua Moms Hug, Bubbleman, Karina Ramos, Pia Juan, Mommy Donna and Kib, Gwen Carino, Janice Crisistomo of Mommy Mundo, Vanj Cua, HoneyLet Manauis Yason, Ricky Quinsay, Fernan Estrada and Dental B, Mich Estrada, Marilou Tan Lim Huang, Ricky Quinsay, Chel Salcedo,  Laarni Velasquez of La Velasse, Pia Juan, Nancy Vitangcol, Juliet Ampeloquio, Joy Zaragoza, Teresita Amansec, Amy Eugenio, Zeny Abelo, Nini Edades, Beth Laqui, My Pope Philippines, Full Circle Communications Inc.,  ELRO Corp., OMF Lit., View Park Hotel, Raintree Restaurants, California Pizza Kitchen,  and Mich Lucas of  Casa Nieves and Kampai Sushi Bar 

If you wish to visit or help Little Angels Home, contact Sister Lourdes at 0977-3991069

February 24, 2018

Noem's Crunchy Mushroom

Mushroom is among the many vegetables I really like. I can eat it in whatever way it is cooked. For months I've been craving for mushroom chips  for my taste buds. Last year, September to be exact was the last time I ate mushroom chips. The one I bought was bitter and isn't crunchy enough for me. Finally yesterday, I have tasted Noem's Crunchy Mushroom and I must say it stood up for its name, crunchy nga talaga!

I bought all the different flavors, namely, Original, Cheese, Sour Cream, Garlic, BBQ and Spicy. I like Sour Cream, Spicy and the Original. Each pack retails at P140.

What I like more about Noem's Crunchy Mushroom is that it's not too salty and oily.

To order txt or call Percia at 09150717144.

February 23, 2018


I have written about Eximius last year and it actually helped my daughter's legs stretch marks lighten with only a week of use.

Other people claim it reversed their medical condition such as HIV, Diabetes, Renal Failure, Cardiovascular Problems, Cancer and Immune System deficiencies.

Eximius Miracle Oil is a very unique health supplement that can penetrate and kill the virus and cancer cells.It has the ability to penetrate and rapidly absorb in lipid coated and envelope viruses. It is considered better than that of nanotechnology (nanosized molecules) due to its excellent penetration in the Blood Brain Barriers without utilizing bile salts that result in absolute energy. It is known to be a medical food specifically for people who undergoes a medical procedure and chemotherapy.

If you know someone with conditions mentioned above, you might want to read more about eximius at http://www.eximiusmiracleoilmarketing.com. Who knows this might be the one you've been looking for. 

For orders or inquiry, contact  LuckyCowShop@gmail.com
Mobile Number: +63917-838-1337

February 22, 2018

Bubbleman Dishwashing Liquid

Right before the twins entered Mandaluyong Science High School I was warned by our accountant, Lourdes that there'll be plenty of groupings. Groupings is the term the students use which means practicing or doing school projects. Lourdes knew about groupings because her eldest daughter went at the same school.

John and I actually like having mga Batang MandSci in our home, it's the washing of the dishes that's really tiring. Buti na lang I got to know about Bubbleman Dishwashing Liquid. Bubblemam is way cheaper than the leading brand and easy on hands. Ika nga nila, banayad sa kamay. Try nyo.

February 21, 2018

PC Live

Even if my husband wants to buy me laptop yearly, I didn't want to because as a thrifty and practical person, I don't easily let go of stuff. The last time I said yes to John for a new laptop was in 2010. He actually bought me another one  in 2016 but I didn't use it. It was mostly John and the kids who used it until we sold it this year.

Eight years after, I finally said yes to a new laptop. John got me an HP Pavilion at  PC Live in Megamall.

For laptops and computers my husband chooses PC Live in Megamall as a go to place because the people manning this store are truly accommodating. 

PC Live 
4th floor, CyberZone, Megamall, 
EDSA, Mandaluyong
(02) 372 6893

February 20, 2018

Occasions of Joy's 8th Year Anniversary

I quietly celebrated Occasions of Joy's 8th Year Anniversary by posting a photo on IG, FB and Twitter taken at California Pizza Kitchen Shangri-La branch. I originally wanted to have an intimate thanksgiving lunch with blogger friends close to my heart but all of them had prior engagements.

I also planned an outreach at Little Angels Home in Cavite on this day but Sister Monica said to move it on the 25th because most of the kids are in school on a weekday. 

Although my plans didn't materialize, I am happy that this blog have reached this far. 
What I wore. Unbranded floral dress  and my favorite Gola white shoes

February 19, 2018

Moms Fashion

I was not into fashion when I was younger. I only get to enjoy dressing up right before I reached 40; when I turned 37 years old to be exact. Now at 44, I enjoy wearing any clothes. I think getting old gives one that much confidence.

One of the moms I can relate to when dressing up is Ma'am Oben. She's actually a teacher in my twin kids school. Whenever I see her, it feels like I'm looking at the mirror because we kind of dress the same, medyo bagets at pa-cutelm hahahahaha!

Last time I went to school, I asked Ma'am Oben for a photo op because she was into my favorite ensemble - denim and white.

Moms fashion shouldn't be boring and it must not take much time or effort because mothers are busy. What's important is that a mom must know where she's comfortable at - jeans, shorts, dress, skirt.  Remember, just carry the clothes joyfully and confidently and you'll surely look fab in it!

February 18, 2018

Fino Leather Bag

As I have written in the past, unlike most girls I am not into bags. From time to time though I fall in love with one that catches my chinky eyes like this blue Fino Leather Bag.  It was actually my husband who chose the style and color. John's choice didn't disappoint because oh  how I love bringing this bag anywhere I go. It's so flexible, I can pair it in jeans or in dress.

I like this bag because it's not too big nor too small. I can carry my long wallet, cellphone, cellphone charger, a small bottled water, alcogel and mini make up kit. 

If you plan to give your husband a classy and functional gift this Christmas, give him
HIStory Leather Bags by FINO. Visit FINO Leatherware in these stores:

FINO Leatherware
FB + IG: finoleatherware


G/F Glorietta III, Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel. No: 892-4807, 893-1828

L3 Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA
Tel. No: 631-5073, 632-1788

G/F Alabang Town Center Expansion
Tel. No: 850-1323, 807-9328

L2 Rockwell Center, Makati City
Tel. No: 898-1456, 898-1457

L2 Eastwood Parkview Mall, Eastwood City, QC
Tel. No: 470-1577

2122 Main Mall (MM) SM Mall of Asia
Tel. No: 556-0804

301 The Podium 18, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
Tel. No: 633-2877

Level 1 Robinsons Place, Manila
Tel. No: 567-3466

1023 Mall 1 Trinoma, North Triangle, Q.C.
Tel. No: 916-6189

UG/F Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City
Tel. No: 470-5049

February 17, 2018

Mary Kay® Concealer, CC Cream and Brightening Stick

Rafael has many blemishes from his previous acne. It actually does not bother him much but because he needed to look really good at Mr. and Ms. MandSci Finals Night, I used Mary Kay Concealer, CC Cream and Brightening Stick that my sister Liz and brother Jubert gave me last 2016 Christmas.

The effect is really nice! Flawless in an instant. Plus, I didn't have to worry about El's sensitive skin because Mary Kay® products are not only to look good, but also good on all types of skin. Mary Kay® Mary Kay® Concealer, CC Cream and Brightening Stick is infused with antioxidants to help protect skin.

If you want to buy or simply test Mary Kay® products, contact my sister at https://www.facebook.com/liz.alberto1.

February 16, 2018

Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2018

Although I'm okay for my son Rafael to join Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2018, I had ambivalent feelings  because I wanted him to join when his twin sister is ready to join. I wanted them both up in the stage at the same time for I find it really cute to just see them there.  Since El was personally chosen by Mr. Patron and Gimeno to represent 9-Gamma, I couldn't refuse because both teachers are among the nicest in school.

Long story short, El made it to the first step, chosen one among the 32 male students of City of Mandaluyong Science High School. Then moved on to Top 8. My son did not win the contest but what's important is to enjoy the experience, win or lose".

"What's important is to enjoy the experience, win or lose"
-Joy Mendiola
February 16, 2018

February 15, 2018


John and I are thinking of buying a condominium as an investment and as a future gift for our children.  We've been visiting places since November to check out model units and other amenities but we still haven't found the right condo for us.  

Thanks to Mich SMDC Eats invite, I was able to see three SM Development Corporation properties, namely Light Residences in Mandaluyong, Grace Residences in Taguig and Jazz Residences in Makati. Although, I didn't get to see the model unit, at least I got to see its location and neighboring establishments. Plus, I got to taste hidden treasures where you can eat delicious and satisfying food from the three properties mentioned above.

Our first stop was at Light Mall where we tasted tacos, burritos and more at The Art of Tacos. Then we proceeded at Eggettes and Company for Hong Kong style waffle with a twist.

Second stop was in Grace Mall where we had to-die-for sisig, crispy pata and steak at Hot Kitchen by Fresh Options. 

Last, but certainly not the least, is at Jazz Mall. We capped the night at After All Bar and Grill where we tasted sisig, seafood teriyaki (I super like it!), different kinds of cocktails and coffee, oh my coffee!

As I always do, I keep the writings short and focus more on videos. Feel free to watch our SMDC Eats, a food crawl.

About SM Development Corporation

SM Development Corporation commits itself to provide access to luxurious urban living through vertical villages perfectly integrated with a commercial retail environment, giving its residents access to a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle. 

Properties of SM Development Corporation are strategically situated in key areas across Metro Manila specifically the Central Business Districts of Mall of Asia Complex, Makati, Ortigas, Taguig, Quezon City, Manila, Pasay, Parañaque and Las Piñas.

They can also be easily accessed from neighboring provinces like Cavite, Bulacan and Pampanga.

SM Development Corporation AWARDS & CITATIONS

SM Development Corporation - 2016 Winner, Special Recognition in CSR
Trees Residences - 2016 Highly Recommended, Best Affordable Condo Development 
Grace Residences - 2016 Highly Recommended, Best Affordable Condo Development
Shell Residences - 2015 Winner Best Landscape Architectural Design
Mezza 2 Residences - 2015 Winner Best Affordable Condo Development
Wind Residences - 2015 Highly Commended Best Mid-Range Development Resort
Grace Residences - 2015 Highly Commended Best Landscape Architectural Design
Trees Residences - 2015 Highly Commended Best Landscape Architectural Design
Green Residences - 2015 Highly Commended Best Affordable Condo Development
Jazz Residences - 2014 Best Residential Interior Design
Jazz Residences - Best Mid Range Condo Development (Manila)

Shore Residences - 2016-2017 Highly Commended Residential Landscape Architecture Philippines
Shore Residences - 2016-2017 Highly Commended Residential High-Rise Development Philippines
Shell Residences - 2016-2017 Best Residential Landscape Architecture Philippines
SMDC Light Mall - 2016-2017 Highly Commended Retail Development Philippines
Jazz Residences - 2016-2017 Highly Commended Residential Landscape Architecture Philippines
Fame Residences - 2016-2017 Best Interior Design Show Home Philippines
Breeze Residences - 2015-2016 Highly Commended Residential  High Rise Development Philippines

Reader's Digest Trusted Brand Award 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
BCI Asia Top Ten Developers 2014 SM Prime
BCI Asia Top Ten Developers Corporation

February 14, 2018

Grade 9 MandSci Field Day Performance.

My daughter Julia is an academic achiever. She does not asks for a lot of things, except for concert tickets of popular Korean male groups. I also know when she wants me badly in school like when she texted, "Mom, the field demostration is about to start but we are the last group". I know that she wanted me to see them perform. Luckily I made it on time to record Grade 9 MandSci Field Day Performance. 

Sharing this Grade 9 MandSci field day performance to the parents who were not able to see their respective kids on this special day.

February 13, 2018

Gary Valenciano

February is such a busy month for me because of a number of occasions important in my life, namely Juancho's birthday on the 8th, Valentine' day on the 14th, this blog's anniversary on the 20th. I just couldn't say no to Michelle and Ralph Huertas invite because they are amongst the nicest PR couple I know. I will also not forget to mention, the e-invite had Gary Valenciano's photo on it so I secretly hoped he'll be there. Although I've seen a lot of his concerts, it was in 2010 when I first interviewed him at Direk Freddie Santos Blog Launch.

 Gary Valenciano
Throwback photo with Gary V in 2010
Eight years after, up close and personal with my favorite singer and crush, Mr. Pure Energy at Panasonic Event at New World Hotel Manila! Gary V didn't age at all! Grabe, he's still as good-looking as ever (kilig much!)

February 12, 2018

Gary Valenciano and Kiana Valenciano for Panasonic Air-Conditioners

Gary Valenciano and his daughter Kiana graced Panasonic Air-Conditioners evet at The New World Hotel as Brand Ambassadors of the brand.   “These new models of Panasonic air-conditioners really make homes comfortable and care for the people living in it. It is important for us to stay healthy so that we can continue to take care of our family,” shares Gary Valenciano, endorser of Panasonic Appliances.

"For the past 100 years, it has always been Panasonic’s intention to create technological innovations, which would make lives better; and these new air-con models, show how we stay true to that commitment.” says Shinichi Hayashi, president of Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC).

The window type is the choice for easy installation, wherein you could simply slide the unit into the air-con provision. Panasonic, being the no.1 Inverter air-con brand in the Philippines, creates another breakthrough product – the new inverter Window-type Air-Conditioner. With this, you can get Pure Energy savings with exceptional cooling performance.  Some special features that makes Panasonic Inverter different from other brands are Dual-Fan motor and DC Compressor with the wide range of speed.

Get additional energy savings while sleeping comfortably using the Sleep mode.  This feature increases the temperature for the first two hours after reaching the set temperature and turns-off base on the number of hours you have set. You can also achieve 3x faster cooling using the Powerful mode because it can speed up the rotation of the compressor higher than the maximum speed of normal operation.
And to address healthy living, this model features an anti-bacterial filter that removes up to 99% of airborne particles like bacteria, viruses and allergens. Panasonic Inverter Window-type Air-con uses an ozone-friendly refrigerant. Variants are 1.0 and 1.5 hp.

These new Panasonic split-type air-conditioners combine powerful innovations inside every unit. It features Panasonic’s most advanced purification system – the Nanoe Technology, which deodorizes, inhibits bacteria and viruses, remove dust and purifies your room even though cooling function is turned off.  What is nanoe? – It is the nano-sized electrostatic atomized water particles that are rich in OH radicals. It is generated from moisture in the air that contains highly reactive components know as hydroxyl (OH) radicals.  Nanoe Technology is made with the most effective combined power of Nanoe-X and Nanoe-G. Nanoe-X deodorizes the living space from unpleasant odors such as cigarette smell, pet odor, sweat, damp smell, and BBQ smell. It also inhibits the growth of allergens, bacteria, and viruses to keep the air fresh and clean. Nanoe-G purification removes air pollutants that are so small like P.M. 2.5 which could easily enter our lings and pose potential health risks. This works by releasing negative ions that capture airborne particles. These are brought back to the air filter for deactivation. Aside from assuring clean air for fresher and cleaner living space, the new model also has healthy airflow using Sky Wing – the unique top flap design for better comfort. Lastly, this new model has Panasonic’s inverter technology that creates greater efficiency for better energy savings.

Panasonic, 100 years of Adapting to Changing Times

Panasonic Philippine’s golden years in the country has proven the stability of the brand that the Filipinos has continually embraced.  Much to the pride of its Japanese principal-Panasonic Corporation, which was built century ago;  100 years of living to its global slogan “A Better Life, A better World”.  Though its company’s diversity and innovations, Panasonic Corporation is relishing its global status and engaging all curves of oncoming disruptions in the industry. This very reason is what elevated the company to a position that the world adore.  From its humble beginnings that started from the desire to help fueled the fire of inspiration. Panasonic has since made housework easier, kept food fresh and delicious, allowed us to live well in comfortable spaces, let us bring home the thrill of entertainment, kept our family home clean, let us simplify everyday beauty, make delicious meals happen and paved the way to preserve beautiful memories.  Panasonic have constantly invested in research and development to make the best even better. Thus, the reason they are enjoying a resounding success.

Panasonic Philippines and the Philippine Market
Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC) bearing the torch from Panasonic Corporation has since moved forward stronger from its previous year. PMPC has continually help boost Philippine economy by producing outstanding Japan quality refrigerators, electric fans, washing machines, and air-conditioners in the provinces of Rizal and Laguna provides hundreds of employment opportunities to Filipinos.

Japan Quality Air-Conditioners
In continuing its 100 years of reliability, Panasonic recently launched new models of air-conditioners that provide total air solutions to its consumers. Panasonic’s new window-type air-con boast of inverter technology and practical features such as sleep mode, powerful mode,  and anti-bacterial core filter.  The new Panasonic split-type air-conditioner models, on the other hand, combine powerful innovations inside its nanoe technology, which deodorizes, inhibits bacteria and viruses, and removes dust.  Another innovation is the Econavi technology which detects human absence in the room, changes in human movements and changes in activity levels and adjust cooling power accordingly to prevent energy waste.  Adapting to changing times, Panasonic reiterates that the intentions founded 100 years ago, will continue to stay on as a second century dawns.

February 11, 2018

Pimple and Acne Treatment at Diana Stalder

Just 6 weeks of going at Megamall for Rafael's Pimple and Acne Treatment at Diana Stalder, his face is now showing a tremendous improvement.

If your teener is having the same skin problem as Rafael, go to any Diana Stalder. Consultation is free but the procedure will vary from one skin problem to another. It starts with the basic filling up of forms, then a short interview with a skin therapist or the clinic staff. Then a thourough evalution of skin and skin problems with a dermatologist. If you agree with the procedure recommended by the dermatologist, you will proceed with the treatment,provided there's a vacant slot so it is advisable to call for appointment.

Check out his before and after photos below: 


After 2 weeks

Diana Stalder
518 B, SM Megamall A, EDSA Cor. Julia Vargas Avenue,
Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, 1550 Metro Manila
Phone:(02) 984 8188
OperatingHours:  11AM–8PM

February 10, 2018

Joy's Tipid Tips

Lately I've been vlogging a lot about how to save money this 2018 via Joy's Tipid Tips. It made this post very special because this tipid tip is shared by my BDJ sister Tin Chua.

Tin and I met three years ago at a BDJ event and we instantly clicked. Though we only communicate via FB or IG, the bond stays strong.

I'm so happy that we got to have a quick lunch date at Figaro, where Tin shared her Buy 1 Take 1 voucher at Figaro. She bought it at Great Ideas for only P399.

For 2 kinds of salad and 2 drinks, Tin and I only paid less than P600. We split the bill, and we paid each at P285. Pwede na!

February 9, 2018

Mr. Aquinas 2018

After winning Mr. United Nations last year, Juancho immediately told me he's joining Mr. Aquinas 2018. I declined as fast as I can convincing my son that it's enough because he already won in UN. 

Come January 2018, he said he was chosen to represent his class in Mr. Aquinas 2018. Only to find out from his adviser, Ms. Eve that he actually volunteered.  I basically didn't want him to join because part of the contest is to sell tickets. Juan assured me that he's only aiming for Mr. Talent and that I do not have to shell out a lot of money to win.

I was disppointed when he didn't win Mr. Talent, instead we went home with Juan's two trophies, Mr Photogenic and Mr. Aquinas 2018.

Malakas ang loob ng anak kong ito. Sali ng sali. Di umuurong sa laban. Hahaha!

"Never give up on what you really want to do. 
The person with big dreams is more powerful 
than the one with all the facts. " 
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

February 8, 2018


You know how when kids, specially noys, stay at home or go to a friend's home - they are glued on playing gadgets. For Juan's 12th birthday, we let them have fun by playing Twister. Nag enjoy na sila, pinagpawisan pa sila. 

Twister is a game of physical skill, produced by Milton Bradley Company and Winning Moves, that has been inducted into the American National Toy Hall of Fame. It is played on a large plastic mat that is spread on the floor or ground. The mat has six rows of large colored circles on it with a different color in each row: red, yellow, green, and blue. A spinner is attached to a square board and is used to determine where the player has to put their hand or foot. The spinner is divided into four labeled sections: left foot, right foot, left hand, and right hand. Each of those four sections is divided into the four colors (red, yellow, green, and blue). After spinning, the combination is called (for example: "right hand yellow") and players must move their matching hand or foot to a circle of the correct color. In a two-player game, no two people can have a hand or foot on the same circle; the rules are different for more players. Due to the scarcity of colored circles, players will often be required to put themselves in unlikely or precarious positions, eventually causing someone to fall. A person is eliminated when they fall or when their elbow or knee touches the mat. There is no limit to how many can play at once, but more than four is a tight fit. (Source: Wikipedia)

February 7, 2018


John and I have not been very active in covering all our event invites. But for Guam, we break our rule of no event after 6pm because Guam is on John's to visit travel list. Aside from that, we love Carmel Carpio, the PR of Guam here in the Philippines. Hopefully we can travel to #InstaGuam by 2019.

Good news,Visitors Bureau is giving travelers an exciting reason why you should book your flight and go to Guam this 2018. #GuamIsParadise, to be in a Shopping Island that is full of adventures – from hiking to mountains to jumping off the cliff and enjoy the deep water world. A paradise on it own eager to be discovered.  #NoFilterNeeded, not just in the digital world, but even in the foodie world. Foods that are not just picture worthy but also something to devour with the rich flavors that only Chamorro Foods can give. 

#InstaVacation to Guam is only 3.5 hours away from Manila and is a great escape from the city life and traffic. There are three airlines to choose from - Philippine Airlines with every night flights to Guam, Cebu Pacific having three early morning flights and United Airlines Monday to Saturday evening flights. 

Guam Visitors Bureau is set to once again to be part of Philippine Travel Agencies Association’s (PTAA) Travel Tour Expo 2018, the country’s biggest travel expo and is ready to pack the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City with travel junkies this coming February 9 to 11, 2018.

As this expo showcase both local and international travel destinations and their discounted deals, presentations from various exhibitors, live performances from a number of celebrities and raffle draws, this is a great avenue to bring exposure to Guam Visitors Bureau’s new campaign, #InstaGuam. 
Guam booth is located at the Ground Floor of SMX convention, with this year having a bigger space to accommodate more travelers with their inquiries and some question about the island. Great show, game prizes, activities, photobooth and experience Guam “instantly” through the VR Room. Surprises awaits you as Miss Earth Guam will be there to welcome you with Guam’s talented entertainment team, Jesse, Ruby and dancers.
So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and save the dates - February 9-11, 2018 at SMX Convention Center, Sea Shell Lane, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City, with ticket price of Php 70- General Admission and Php 50- Senior Citizens. See you at the Guam booth with a warm “Hafa Adai!” 

The 6th annual Shop Guam e-Festival, touted as the biggest shopping event in the Western Pacific, kicked off November 10 and runs through February 28. Guam Visitors Bureau’s on-going Shop Guam e-Festival is getting more and more exciting as we are about to the draw and announce the lucky winner of USD500 Travel Package on the 28th of February!

Guam Visitors Bureau began the festival in 2012 as a global social media marketing campaign, aimed to create an interactive shopping experience highlighting Guam as a modern, fashionable and diverse destination to shop. And last year, the island-wide festival of discounts and deals transformed into an e-Festival to fully embrace the vision of “Smart Tourism.”

The smartphone savvy can download the free mobile app by searching “Shop Guam” in the Apple App and Google Play stores, which will allow searching for nearby vendors by name or map location. The app delivers real-time information on resources, services, and activities to visitors and residents while promoting Guam as a modern, fashionable, and diverse destination to shop. It also details special offers available at each retailer. Just make sure you’re phone’s bluetooth is on!

So simple, all you have to do is download the Shop Guam e-Festival app and just enter the sweepstakes. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the winners who will be travelling to Guam this year!

To know more about Guam, you may visit the Guam Visitors Bureau’s PH Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/visitguamph, or you may follow the @visitguamph page on Instagram.

February 6, 2018

Viewsite Restaurant and Events Place  

Before going to Little Angels Home in Cavite for an outreach activity on February 25, John and I decided to go on a road trip very early in Tagaytay to have breakfast. We couldn't find a food chain so John just kept on driving until he saw Breakfast sign in Viewsite Restaurant and Events Place. We thought it was just a restaurant until we saw the giant chandelier. Ito pala ay events place. Maganda sya actually for wedding and debut.

Sharing here a short video of this place.


Address: Tagaytay to Nasugbu Batangas Road,
 Tagaytay to Nasugbu Batangas Road Tagaytay - Nasugbu Hwy, Tagaytay, Cavite
Opens 7:00am
0918 696 9976

February 5, 2018

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

Since I mostly spend time in Shangri-La Hotel to get fit, I've searched for restaurants that offers Metro Deal discounted vouchers. Does it sound contradicting, to get fit and search for restos? Hahahaha!

Anyhow, for Joy's tipid tips, you might want to check out Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen in Shangri-La Plaza. I like the place because it's quite, spacious and the red chairs, I like 'em a lot!

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
5/L, Shangri-la Plaza Mall EDSA, Shaw Blvd. cor. EDSA, Mandaluyong City
Opens at 11AM -⋅ Closes at 10:00pm
Contact no: (02) 477 8333

February 4, 2018

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

We all know that the prices of flowers during Valentines Day zooms up. So instead of giving an expensive flowers, why don't you give friends and your special one cactus or succulents this time.

These are popular giveaways now for any special occasions like weddings, debut, and even baptismal.

The trick is, while planting whisper L-O-V-E to these beauties.

Cactus is a unique and stark beauty! I'm growing so fond of this surprising plant that I now have several pots decorated in the whole house.

Growing desert cactus is actually easy because it is among the toughest of all houseplants. These pretty simple rules applies in the Philippines:

1. Light: Strong light is essential. Temperature: During the active growth period, cacti prefer hot, dry temperatures, ranging from 70ºF to more than 80ºF.

2. Only water if  the soil  begins to dry.

3. Cactus are slow-growing plants and will rarely need repotting. Many species of cacti will bloom better when they are slightly under potted.

4. I didn't event use fertilizer to grow my cactus but if you feel like using fertilizer, go ahead.

5. The most common mistake is over watering cactus so make sure to keep it away from palyful kids.