March 31, 2018

Wensha Timog

We have two things to do for this holiday; to visit my parents resting place in Holy Cross Memorial Park and check in at Okada Manila. We went at Holy Cross at 7am and were supposed to go straight to Okada. Thinking that we might be too early for Okada, I've decided to bring my family in Wensha Timog to make use of our spare time.

It is our first time in Wensha so I cannot compare it as to how it is 16 years ago. I've heard from some of my friends and peers who were regulars of this spa, that this place used to be awesome. Well, I cannot argue with that, wear and tear is always a big factor. I actually saw a lot of cracks on the floor.  

The food may not be that great-tasting but for P880 which includes 60-minute foot massage, an eat-all-you-can meal of shabu-shabu, Filipino and Chinese food, access to relaxing steam sauna as well as the Jacuzzi.  Plus a client can stay up to 8 hours. not bad because you can  sleep and rest within the 8 hour period.

My kids, husband and I all agreed, the massage was very good. I would like to mentioned how helpful and respectful Lucky Ryan Grimaldo was.  The two receptionists were also very accommodating and served with genuine friendly smile.

Wensha Spa Timog
Pasda Mansion Panay Avenue Cor. Timog Avenue Quezon City
Phone: (02) 375-1398 to 99, (02) 372-5822

March 30, 2018

Love of Family

It's a Good Friday and not much happening since it is my family's tradition to just stay home and contemplate and reflect. While the boys are busy doing their own stuff, Julia and I watched The Greatest Showman.

It really is a great movie, from songs, choreography, stunts, and the story. I'm a huge fan of Hugh Jackman so that's the icing of the cake😍😍😍. I love the quotable quotes from the movie as well.

I love the ending of the story where P.T. realized that family is more important in life. 
With that said, I'm sharing here some of my favorite family photos...






"The love of family 
is much more important 
than the admiration of many."  
-  Joy Mendiola 3/30/18

March 29, 2018

North Park

The last time I ate at North Park was like more that 10 years ago for Shiloh and Liza's wedding. Although I like their food, I don't get to see them to places where I frequent.

Since Percia was craving for noodles, and the nearest to the event we were attend was North Park, we just went ahead and ordered Wanton Noodles.

Since we were both trying to lose extra pounds, we just ordered on. The Wanton Nooldes is actually good for sharing. We both like it but I have to be frank, their service is poor! We were seated right next to the cashier but it seems that they were to busy to notice our waving hands.

The good thing is, we saved money for this lunch because, the serving is good enough for tow women who're watching their diet.


March 28, 2018

Bellissima Egg White Skin Whitening Beauty Soap

Rayrose gave me this Bellissima Egg White Skin Whitening Beauty Soap last month. I havent used it yet but I read that it is made from real egg whites! It helps whiten and tighten skin, prevent acne and soften the face. Available at Puregold branches nationwide for only P55 per bar


March 27, 2018

Le Petit Souffle

Before spending a quick vacation in Manila last Holy Week, my friend and kumareng Jingle chatted me in FB asking for a nice place where twelve people can have dinner. I recommended Le Petit Souffle, that serves a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine.

It was a perfect dinner as we were seated at the corner where we happily shared stories from our younger years. 

Thanks to Elmer and the rest of the crew!


Third Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City

March 26, 2018

Where and What to Eat in Singapore

You might be going to Singapore for the very first time and worried that your kids may be picky on food. Here are some of the food places we tried in SG.  Find more places for good food at Klook



If you're a DC babe or dude, the spot you must vist for dining is Super Heroes Cafe in Singapore. They servep fun and delicious food themed on the much-loved characters of, of course none other than DC.

Chill out and sip the exotic Wonder Woman tea, The Flash espresso, Green Lantern salad, Dark Knight charcoal-black-bun burger, The Flash Lightning Linguine and “just desserts” from the Joker.

You also get to buy apparel, accessories and gifts to unleash the DC super hero within you. My husband enjoyed his cupcakes and coffee at Super Heroes Cafe in Singapore.


Super Heroes Cafe
2 Bayfront Avenue, Bay Level, 01-03,
The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972


March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday

The Philippines is consist mostly of Catholics that regards Holy Week the most important week to commemorate the death of Jesus Christ and atone for sins.

Our Palm Sunday was made even more special when we saw Julia, Rafael and Juan's school principal in Angels Institure of Learning. We last saw Ma'am Letty about 7 years ago when Juan graduated from Pre-School.



For tipid tips for Palm Sunday, read my post HERE.

March 24, 2018

Katre Leather Shoulder Bag

It was such a tough day yesterday because I've been battling dysmenorrhea and bloating for 3 days. All I wanted to do was to sleep all day but I committed to cover SM World of Women Exhibit by Niccolo Cosme event in Megamall.

The e-invite clearly stated "Come in business attire" but I wasn't feeling well enough to wear heeled shoes, blazer and skirt.  I forced myself to get up and look for clothes that will keep me comfortable.

If you're feeling a bit low-key and going for comfort, you can sometimes end up looking like crap because you're wearing an ill-fitting clothes. So how to dress for comfort without looking like you don’t give a damn?  It all comes down to finding clothes that are loose fit, but are made of great fabrics.

Instead of a skinny jeans, I opted to wear culottes. Okay, so we all know culottes are a bit tricky when worn because it isn't a pants, nor a shorts.  It can actually make a woman look short despite how comfy they can feel. Good thing my culottes is awesome because its color dark gray with pinstripes which helped lengthen my short legs😁.  I teamed it up with an oversized  Ted Baker London top and a pair of super comfy everyday white Gola trainers.

This ensemble may be relaxed and loose but it definitely made me look good without looking bulky because of its lighter cashmere and satin materials. You can never go wrong with this style whether your tall or short (like me).

To be in tune with the motif, I accessorized by carrying my really cute carry-all Katre shoulder bag. Even if I'm bleeding inside (literally speaking😁), I felt beautiful carrying this Philippine made bag.


March 23, 2018

Niccolo Cosme's Exhibit of World of Women in SM Megamall

March is Women’s Month in the Philippines. Since SM loves women and recognizes how they are respected and revered in the Philippines, the retail giant has geared up new and exciting activities for women to experience all March. And today SM finally announced the five  beautiful, strong, confident, fierce, and driven women who believe, support, and empower other women, standing tall amidst all challenges that come their way. Each of them were given stunning prizes, plus, each received a power portrait taken by Niccolo Cosme that will be showcased through an exhibit at SM Megamall until tomorrow. 







Fun events this month include the much-awaited Women’s Sale on all Wednesdays of March, where ladies can get up to 70% off on exclusive deals and fabulous finds every week of the month. While beauty junkies can go on a beauty spree for discounts and bundles on beauty must-haves, ladies can also indulge in pampering promos from beauty and wellness stores. There is also the Ladies’ Wellness Camp for tips and hacks from style gurus on wellness, nutrition, and fitness.1

What’s new this season is the digital promo of SM Supermalls for everyone who wants to make a mark in the wonderful #WorldofWomenAtSM! In collaboration with renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme of Headshot Clinic, this project celebrates empowered females who have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies.

Don’t forget to celebrate Women’s Month and visit SM’s Women’s Wednesday Sale this March!

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com

March 22, 2018

Wunder2 Press Launch in the Philippines

The official press launch of Wunder2,  the UK-founded cosmetics brand, was held last March 20 at Via Veneto Function Room in A-Venue Hotel on Makati Avenue, Makati City.


Known for its 'hi-tech beauty', Wunder2 introduced to media all its premium products, highlighting their line of eyebrow products raved by international beauty authorities for making sure brows are on-fleek despite sweat, humid and even rain. The speakers talked about WunderBrow. This topnotch eyebrow gel comes in five different shades perfect for every skin tone: Auburn, Blonde, Black/Brown, Brunette and Jet Black. WUNDERBROW D-FINE Brow Liner with a stronger hand to extend eyebrows on both ends. WUNDERBROW D-FINE Tinted Soft Hold Gel WUNDERCLEANSE. DUAL PRECISION BRUSH.


This makeup power player has been celebrated in the global beauty scene for translating runway iconic beauty trends to women’s everyday relatable looks. Because of the advanced innovation and unique technology infused in both makeup and beauty products, international makeup artists, beauty bloggers and authorities as well as beauty enthusiasts all over the world have raved for bringing out the “wunderful version” of women’s natural beauty.

First developed and introduced in London, UK in 2016, Wunder2 has caught the attention of the beauty glitterati because of its hugely successful certified cult favorite called WunderBrow, the eyebrow gel famous for its Permafix Technology. The company then has widened its makeup range, and has since developed technology-infused skincare products. Although just two years in the market, today, Wunder2 is present in 25 countries, widely loved by world-class beauty experts. Be it from the discriminating tastes of European catwalks, the glitz-and-glam of Hollywood beauty standards to statement-making allure of the Asian market, Wunder2’s innovations make runway looks accessible for everyday women.  Wunder2 has become the number one cosmetics brand in Amazon.com that’s been broadly patronized by beauty professionals and fans alike worldwide. Top fashion magazines and beauty authorities such as Vogue, Glamour, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar have easily caught on Wunder2’s global beauty buzz, especially since it’s animal cruelty-free. Wunder2 has been numerously featured as a top brand to tap not just for eyebrow concerns, but for overall cosmetics products that of bring out women’s ‘wunderful’ natural beauty.


Angelyn Masangkay, head of Wunder2 Philippines said, “Being a social media marketer myself, I’ve noticed that #EyebrowsOnFleek and #KilayIsLife are always trending, proving that Filipinas are highly conscious of their brows,” Angelyn shared. “I’ve always known then that Filipinas are always on the look for the best eyebrow product when I’ve stumbled upon the hypes of Wunder2 reviews in the USA and Europe. Wunderbrow has lived up to its promise of smudge-proof, waterproof eyebrows that last for days. I just knew that this is exactly what Filipinas need, and therefore, I knew I needed to bring and offer Wunder2 here in the Philippines.”



This 2018, Wunder2 Philippines marks its milestone of making its high-tech beauty offerings even more accessible to its Filipino loyal clientele— through its partnership with Zalora, Asia’s number one online fashion destination and Beauty MNL, the Philippines’ leading online beauty market.

For latest updates, you may like and follow Wunder2 Philippines’ official social media accounts:


Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wunder2Philippines
Instagram: @wunder2philippines
Website: www.wunder2ph.com

March 21, 2018

LIKHANG HABI AT KULTURA FAIR

The Philippine Textile Council and Kultura will, for the first time, weave stories with a common thread to promote locally grown Philippine cotton, textiles , traditional crafts and uniquely Filipino products on LIKHANG HABI AT KULTURA FAIR, happening on April 13 to 15 at SM Megamall.


Though the advocacy started years ago, this is the first time that the organization tied up with organic plant kit corporation MNLGrowkits for a full guide on the Philippine cotton. That said, HABI will be having a lecture on cultivating and growing cotton—further emphasizing the fiber as an integral part of the native Filipino rituals and lore and indigenous culture.

Since 2009, HABI has been providing the weavers and vendors an avenue to further enhance their skills in creative design and modern marketing by exchanging ideas with consumers, designers, and traders. The weaving community’s level of product development has since grown: from placemats and blanket and then to jackets, dresses, shoes, and apparel. One of the exhibitors, Rosal Lim of Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation, revealed that being with HABI all those years has made a huge impact on the foundation’s brands and the people behind it. As they launch their first cotton line, Lim expects to help more weavers. “The more people that we can get to join, the more they get to be exposed to the possibilities that their crafts can give them. What’s good about weaving projects like ours or the ones all around the Philippines is it empowers the craftspeople to make a living off what they do best. The more you give them an opportunity to live off this craft, the more people will stick to it,” Lim said. 

Also for the first time, HABI is joining forces with Kultura Filipino, a pioneer cultural supporter in Filipino Craftsmanship. Kisha Roxas, senior marketing manager of Kultura, said that their collaboration for this year’s Market Fair is an exciting one, getting to highlight brands in the same bandwagon. “What we’re trying to do is, for HABI, they’re trying to promote the importance of Philippine cotton,” said Roxas. “For Kultura, what we want to highlight is really keeping traditions alive and keeping the heritage alive; the craftsmanship that goes into making all these beautiful textiles and materials. A lot of the products now are shortcut machine work, but the items that we have here are all handcrafted. There’s really a meticulous labor that goes into it.” 

Support Filipino artisans and help keep the cultural tradition of these crafts alive by dropping by the first Likhang HABI x Kultura Market Fair on April 13 to 15 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong. Part of the proceeds goes back to the weavers. 

March 20, 2018

Morrison Elbow & Knee Collagen + Whitening Body Lotion

Rayrose gave me this Morrison Elbow & Knee Collagen + Whitening Body Lotion is a paraben-free whitening lotion for pigmented elbows and knees last month. I still haven't use  it yet bu I read a lot of review that it is effective in targeting dark areas with its Microwhyte Moisture technology. It is safe because it's paraben-free. Recommended use is twice daily, morning and evening.

March 19, 2018

CPK Salad and Sandwich

I'm trying to cut down on eating rice again because it  makes me really heavy so when I go out, I make sure to eat at California Pizza Kitchen. My super favorite is their salad with quinoa because it really fills my hungry stomach.

This salad actually has arugula in it but I asked the manager to change it to lettuce. He was nice enough to oblige.


When I'm overly hungry I order this chicken sandwich with fries on the side. 


 F and B L-8, Promenade Greenhills,
Ortigas Ave. Connecticut, San Juan, 1503 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 725 7377

March 18, 2018

Barlico Won the Asian Consumers’ Wellness Drink Gold Seal Award from NCAF

Barlico, the coffee substitute raved for its natural health benefits from the world’s healthiest food plants barley and chicory, has recently received the golden seal from National Consumers Affairs Foundation.  The golden seal has recognized Barlico as Asian Consumers’ Choice for Best Wellness Drink in its recently held 38th People’s Choice Global Peace Prize by Consumers Award Ceremony.

“My team and I are beyond proud to have received the golden seal as Asian Consumers’ Choice for Best Wellness Drink. Ever since we introduced Barlico into the market, we have been determined to promote it as a wellness drink, so this is a milestone for Barlico, “ Sharmane Mulder, Barlico’s President and CEO noted. “This healthy brew brings out the superhero in you with its organic superpower health benefits.”


Barlico may have been popularly known as a coffee substitute, but this healthy drink is more than just that. It is made of barley grass from barley plant, which is among the earliest grown sweetgrass in the world that traces its history even before 5000 BC, popular among ancient Greeks and Romans. It’s been dubbed as “nature’s best fast food” attributing to its multidimensional health benefits.

Barley is a superfood loaded with  vitamins A, B1 (thiamine),  B2 (riboflavin),  B3 (niacin),  B6 folate, , as well as vitamin C (ascorbic acid), vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and vitamin K (phylloquinone). It also boasts of electrolytes such as phosphorous, magnesium and potassium, along with other essential minerals such as calcium, zinc and iron.  Barley is also a provider of powerful antioxidants, essential amino acids, and beneficial enzymes. It also supplies valuable fiber to the body and does not offer any harmful cholesterol.

Barley is one of the most widely consumed cereal grains in the world, with powers to help neutralize the effects of oxygen free radicals produced during energy metabolism. The protective action in barley against these radicals prevents the development of a wide array of diseases caused by oxidative stress, making Barlico an amazing antioxidant and detoxifying drink. 

Aside from barley, one cup of Barlico contains healthy superpowers from chicory.  Chicory is a woody, herbaceous plant close to lettuce and cabbage that originated in Europe. It has always been regarded for its wealth of health benefits with similar flavors and aroma of coffee. The chicory in Barlico makes a perfect treat in replacement of coffee, without actually getting the bad effects of coffee such as palpitation, stomach upset and acidity.  Chicory in Barlico also helps ease digestive problems, as well as significantly improves the balance of blood and plasma in the body, which reduces the chances of cardiovascular diseases.

Hassle-Free Healthy Lifestyle With Barlico The Healthy Brew


Balancing career, social life and family responsibilities in a fast-paced setting can make it almost impossible for us to maintain a healthy lifestyle. With Barlico, you can have superfood and wellness benefits in a cup, hassle-free.  It is available in different variants that can surely satisfy your taste preference.  Barlico Cappuccino tastes like your favorite mildly sweetened designer coffee, while Barlico Non-Dairy Creamer and Sugar has the perfect desirable brew taste. Barlico Hot Chocolate is a good offering for the kids, only it is a lot healthier than your regular choco drink as it is sweet veggies in a cup.

“Barlico is also ideal for mothers, pregnant and nursing women, as its organic ingredients are excellent for breasfeeding. This just proves how safe and healthy Barlico wellness drink is,“ Sharmane Mulder added. “It is so awe-inspiring for us that Asian consumers are starting to take notice of how beneficial Barlico is to one’s health and wellness, and this gold seal award made us aware that we are achieving our vision in contributing to people’s wellness and health through our products.”

Barlico Instant Coffee Substitutes Granules are priced at Php 80.00, 3-in-1 at Php 80.00, Chocolate is at Php 120.00 and Cappucino at Php 110.00. Barlico is available in select stores and supermarkets nationwide.

For store locations and more information on how you can buy Barlico, visit and like its official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/barlicophilippines or visit its official website http://www.barlico.ph. 

March 17, 2018

Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts

Ralph's invite for Rex Smith Broadway and Beyond Concert at Newport Performing Arts was not in my to do list last Thursday. But how can I say no to 2 complimentary VIP tickets to watch an icon?

I wanted to originally bring my husband for this concert but decided it would be a great bonding/date night with my youngest son since he is into music and singing.

Aside from the great performance from Rex Smith and the band and other singers, I'm thankful and happy to have met wonderful people, namely Mr. Kingson Sian, President and CEO of Resorts World, and Ma'am Lolit Avila Lim - Letaba and her family.

Thanks Ralph and Michelle for this invite!





About Rex Smith

Rex Smith (born September 19, 1955, Jacksonville, Florida) is an American actor and singer. Smith made his acting debut in the Broadway play Grease in 1978. He is noted for his role as Jesse Mach in the 1985 television series Street Hawk, as well as being the first actor to play the Marvel Comics superhero Daredevil in live action as well, also being a singer and stage actor. During the late 1970s, Smith was popular as a teen idol. He was featured regularly in 16 Magazine and Tiger Beat. He also had a gold Top 10 single, "You Take My Breath Away" in 1979. In the early 1970s, Smith was the lead singer for a band from Athens, Georgia named Phaedra. Smith next sang vocals in a hard rock band called Rex.

In 1979, he had a hit single from the television movie Sooner or Later, entitled "You Take My Breath Away", which reached No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is on the platinum-selling album Sooner or Later, which is also named for the movie. The music for this song was written by Stephen J. Lawrence and the lyrics were written by Bruce Hart. For many years, it was a staple on the play lists of FM radio stations with a soft rock or "lite" format.

In 1981, Smith hit the top 40 again with a remake of "Everlasting Love", in a duet with singer Rachel Sweet. Peaking at No. 32, the song is Smith's last charting hit to date. The song also became Smith's only hit on the UK Singles Chart, peaking at No. 35. His latest album was released in 2000 and entitled Simply...Rex. It was re-released in 2006 and re-titled You Take My Breath Away.

(Source: Wikipedia)

March 16, 2018

Centuria Medical Makati

I frequent this area within Century City whenever our friends, Arcayena Family, is in the Philippines for vacation because they live within the area. It was a big surprise for me to see Centuria Medical Makati  because I have not seen it there before.  Thanks to Mommy Dons for the invite, I now have other options for medical, as well as aesthetic needs.


Centuria Medical Makati is a one‐stop, outpatient medical-IT facility located at the heart of Century City, Makati. It houses highly‐credentialed medical, wellness and alternative medicine practitioners; as well as ancillary and allied paramedical service providers. 

Services include, Ambulance Transfer Service will be coordinated with neighboring tertiary hospitals through the leading ambulance service provider in Metro Manila, delivering comprehensive critical care service through fully-equipped mobile units with highly-trained and appropriate staff.

The facility’s Concierge Care is a complimentary service available to all patients and guests, and designed to address non-clinical needs. From transportation to information requests and room services, our guest relations team has patient satisfaction as their priority.

Centuria Medical Makati, as a PEZA-accredited building, will be equipped with an electronically- integrated interface and will have the latest technological provisions such as fiber optic cabling and internet telephony

The facility is outfitted with the latest closed circuit television and recording technology (CCTV) at key areas which are monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

They offer compliant disposal of medical wastes, sharps, hazardous wastes, and pharmaceuticals with DENR-accredited partners. Their policies and procedures assure the use of techniques that will prevent the contamination of waste materials.

They have complimentary service available to all patients and guests, and designed to address non-clinical needs. From transportation to information requests and room services, our guest relations team has patient satisfaction as their priority.

Guest Suites
Exclusive and luxurious hotel-style suites are available for patients who wish to spend extra time to recover from their medical procedures. All rooms are private and fully-furnished in order to create a unique healing environment for patients. Aftercare services include around-the-clock assistance, and choice recovery meals.

Pharmaceutical services will be provided by the largest and most comprehensive 24-hour drugstore in the country. They will offer an array of quality and affordable prescription and non-prescription drugs, personal care products, as well as general merchandise. The pharmacy will be easily accessible and will be in continuous coordination with Centuria Medical’s healthcare providers to ensure a safe and timely delivery of medicines and supplies. 

Centuria Medical Makati brings first-class and personalized health care programs that will optimize the overall wellbeing of its patients. Patients are provided with comprehensive health and fitness assessments that will evaluate their health status, and ultimately improve their quality of life.

The center will put into focus the promotive and preventive aspects of health by increasing awareness among patients, encouraging positive behavioral changes and supporting that platform by offering the best possible environment.

Taking into consideration a patient’s unique medical history and physical examination, basic wellness and screening packages will be tailored to fit each individual’s personal health and wellness needs.

Asian Breast Center

The breast center is a specialty clinic that prides itself as a fully equipped, one-stop specialty unit for the management of conditions of the breast. The clinic provides a holistic, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to breast care, which includes prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment.

Services offered by the center include those for early breast cancer treatment, diagnostic modalities and supportive care:

Early Breast Cancer Treatment

Consultation
Medical Oncology
Radiation Oncology
Minor Breast Surgeries
Breast Reconstruction
Diagnostic Modalities
Digital Mammography
Breast Ultrasound
Scintigraphy and Biopsy (Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy, Core Needle Biopsy, Excision Biopsy, Vacuum-Assisted Biopsy, Image-Guided Biopsy)

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8635; ask.abc@asianbreastcenter.com

Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute

The Eye and Laser Center in Centuria Medical Makati is a comprehensive ophthalmic diagnostic facility, providing world-class eye care and cutting edge technology in the field of visual medicine. The expertise of its internationally trained and renowned consultant staff is complementary to its mission to provide excellent patient care through the following services:

Comprehensive Eye Examination
Glaucoma Treatment
Cataract Treatment
Laser Refractive Surgery
Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Neuro-Ophthalmology Treatment
Uveitis Treatment
Pediatric Eye Care
Vitreo Retina Management

Exclusive and luxurious hotel-style suites are available for patients who wish to spend extra time to recover from their medical procedures. All rooms are private and fully-furnished in order to create a unique healing environment for patients. Aftercare services include around-the-clock assistance, and choice recovery meals.

Upon the direction of attending physicians, private duty nurses are available on request.

HP is a pioneer in the laboratory and diagnostic industry, providing precise and top quality healthcare for patients through advanced technology and unsurpassed service at affordable prices. The facility will be furnished with state-of-the-art computerized equipment, which allow highly-trained, licensed medical professionals to conduct integrated and fully automated diagnostic examinations.

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8623; hpcenturia@hi-precision.com.ph

Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 7:30AM to 4:30PM

Keeping to its promise of globality, Centuria Medical Makati (CMM) guarantees a wide array of clinical care centers that cater to each and every patient’s medical need. The centers at CMM include:

The Urgent Care Clinic is a dedicated 24-hour primary center that focuses on the provision of ambulatory care for those whose injuries and illnesses are serious, but not gravely so as to require an emergency hospital visit. Patients receive prompt and personalized attention from the clinic’s team of urgent care specialists and competent caregivers.

Services provided by the clinic include but are not limited to the following:

Initial Treatment of Minor Conditions (such as cough and colds, headaches, fever, abdominal pain, dizziness etc.)
Basic Wound Care for Less Sever Bumps, Cuts and Abrasions
Routine Vaccination and Immunization
Occupational Health Concerns
Preventive Screening of Lifestyle Diseases
Annual Physical Examinations
Referral to Specialist Care

Schedule: Monday to Sunday 24/7

The Surgery Center

The outpatient day surgical center is a modern and cutting-edge facility that aims to provide a more convenient alternative to traditional surgery, including those for diagnostic and preventive procedures. The center is furnished with comfortable operating rooms and advanced medical equipment which aids in the delivery of operating surgical procedures across a wide range of specialties, including:

Cosmetic Surgery ( Facial Enhancements, Scar Removals and Repair, Hair Replacement, Body Contouring)
Dermatology (Skin Rejuvenation, Laser Treatments,  Microdermabrasion)
ENT-HNS (Polyp Removal, Hearing Aid Placement)
Gastroenterology (Outpatient Bariatric Surgery, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy)
General Surgery (Cyst Removal, Biopsies, Fistula Repairs)
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Cleft Lip repairs, Breast Reconstruction, Flap Procedures)
OB-GYN (Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic  Techniques)
Ophthalmology (LASIK, Cataract Surgery)
Orthopedics (Bone Fixations and Reductions)
Urology (ESWL, Catheter Placement)
Procedures will be done by highly-skilled, board certified surgeons that work in tandem with a team of anesthesiologists, internists, psychiatrists, nutritionist and other allied medical professionals to ensure the best possible results for patients in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment.

Contact: (+63) 2 793 8717; info@thesurgerycenter.com.ph
Schedule: Monday to Saturday; 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Century City Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St.,
 Brgy, Makati, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 793 8606

March 15, 2018

House Bill No. 1035

Gabi gabi na lang sa tuwing sasapit and ala-diyes, aarangkada na ang ang aming kapitbahay.  Kakanta ng todo lakas, yung para bang wala ng bukas. Ilan pa kayang "When I dream about you" birit ang gagawin ng neighbor ko? Hindi ko maintindihan kung gaano kalaki ang problema nya sa buhay kaya gusto nya lahat ng kapitbahay ay madamay sa hinaing nya. 

Kaya masaya ako when I heard from the radio news about Quezon 4th District Rep. Angelina Tan proposed bill, under House Bill No. 1035 – “An Act Prohibiting the use of Videoke/Karaoke systems and Other Sound Amplifying Equipment that Cause Unnecessary Disturbance to the Public within the Residential Areas, and Providing Penalties Therefor” – the operation of such equipment audible within 50 feet distance from the source should be considered as evidence." 

Sana lang talagang the end is near para sa mga kapitbahay na walang pakundangang late-night videoke sessions.  Ang wish ko lang sana gawin nilang 1 million ang multa instead of 1 thousand. Kasi, dahil may kaya ang kapitbahay ko, peanut lang sa kanya ang 1 thousand. 

Sa totoo lang, nahihiya na din akong tumawag at mangulit sa aming Kapitan para ireklamo ang ingay ng kapitbahay.  Ngunit, talagang namang napakasakit sa tenga ng ingay na nagmumula sa kanila. Mabuti na lang likas na mabait ang aming kapitan at walang kinikilingan kundi pati sya irereklamo kay President Duterte. Hehehehe. Joke lang.

The scope of House Bill No. 1035:

Rep.Tan wants individuals and business establishments to use sound-producing devices from 8 am to 10 pm in a bid to reduce noise pollution in the country.

Should HB 1035 be passed into law, it would penalize first-time violators with a fine of P1,000 or imprisonment of not more than 6 months.

Succeeding offenses by business establishments would lead to the revocation of their license to operate.

If the violation is committed by a corporation, partnership, association, or other similar entity, HB 1035 would make the president, general manager, or the most senior officer of the company responsible.

Ruby Palma, volunteer from Friends of the Environment in Negros Oriental suggested five points to be added to Tan’s bill, namely, designation of areas where videoke/karaoke and similar equipment would be allowed, requirement of structural sound-proofing, setting maximum sound volume level, setting maximum time use for private and home use of equipment monitoring, reporting, and evaluation of the law’s implementation.

Negros Oriental 3rd District Rep. Arnolfo Teves Jr. also suggested the specific decibel level to be allowed under the bill.

March 14, 2018

Flow Jewelry and Crafts by Steph Lopez

Women have been adorning themselves with jewelries for ages, because let's face it accessories can transform basic outfits into fabulous piece. As  Robert Lee Morris once said, "Clothes without accessories is like sex without orgasm."

When we talk about accessories, it includes jewelries, handbags, sunglasses, belts, and shoes. For this post, I'm writing about  jewelries. Well, a jewelry. My favorite one for the year 2018. I received this just last month as a gift from Steph Lopez.


Believe it or not, accessories can be a conversation starter. I know that because people I meet, even celebrities, usually  compliment a necklace or bangle I'm wearing in an event. A classic example was at Asus event when one of the lady boss asked where I got this wire bangle with rose quarts stone. I gladly told her, "it's done by wire artist Steph Lopez of Flow Jewelry and Crafts".

For other designs, projects and prices, visit Flow in FB https://www.facebook.com/FlowJewelryandCrafts/ and IG 

March 13, 2018

Flush Out Juice

I bought the shirt I'm wearing in this photo last September 2017. I plan to use it for a black and white events last November but I gained weight so it was hidden in the closet for five months.

Last week for Asus and ColorGram Event, I finally had the chance to wear this "X" shirt and my super tight (skinny) Gap Jeans!



My secret for achieving a flatter tummy? Flush Out Juice which you can buy at Lucky Cow Shop, 
Mobile Number: +63917-838-1337, or email at LuckyCowShop@gmail.com, 
Website is http://www.eximiusmiracleoilmarketing.com/. 


Flush Out Juice comes in a box with 10 sachets. It is by Sakusesu and iBasic. Flush out is best people suffering from constipation, irregular bowel movement, obese/overweight, or plainly for colon cleansing.  

What is Flush Out and what does it do for you?

Flush Out juice is a Prebiotics and Probiotics supplement that cleanses your colon. Your tummy would be smaller because all those "dirt" inside your colon is flushed out.

Dieting and slimming is faster with a clean colon. Most of the users of Flush Out, their target is to lose weight. And Flush Out is an effective way of losing weight.

A clean colon makes your body do better at absorbing the food nutriets you eat, making you healthier. This also means that taking supplements is at best when you cleanse your body. When taking other supplements to recover from a health problem, the supplement acts faster in a clean colon.

It'll only take a few sachets for you to feel the difference.  I mostly drink whenever I ate so much because it help release all the toxins from the unhealthy foods I eat.

How to take  Flush Out Juice?

Dissolve in a glass of water, cold or room temperature. Drink immediately. I take this at night as my midnight snack it fills my hungry tummy as I write articles for this blog, edit and upload videos in Youtube, and chat with my friends in Facebook.







March 12, 2018

TimeOut

I have been complaining to my husband the pain I have been experiencing starting from left scapula going down to my ribs.  It was timely when Jay De Jesus called and introduced TimeOut, her colleague's spa in Makati.

Upon entrance to the door, we were greeted with a warm and cute smile from Kris. I checked out their menu of massages and was really happy their prices is actually super affordable. I chose the 2-hour LomiLomi Massage.

For those who aren't familiar with lomilomi massage, it is a traditional Native Hawaiian massage called lomi, which  means "to knead, to rub, or soothe; to work in and out.  It is best known for its long, flowing strokes to promote harmony.

Long story short, going out for a LomiLomi Massage at TimeOut is the best decision I made that day because it relieved me from that pain on my back.

Timeout may not be as big as the other spa but they definitely make it up with the best massage service.  I know this for sure because my husband is a critic when it comes to massage. He'd rather stay home and let me rub his body because more often than not he'll say, "mas magaling ka pa Babe mag massage". At Timeout, John had a different story to tell at Jampacked Lifestyle. He liked the Sports Massage offered by the therapist because of the  right amount of pressure needed by his active body.

Just don't take my word, call TimeOut for an appointment at 0906-5028818. They are located at Unit 401, Melbourne Residences , Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City.



"Taking some time out for relaxation is vital to help your
 mind and body  switch off from the pressures of life".
 -Joy Mendiola
March 12, 2018

March 11, 2018

Iya Villania and Primo for Bambini Baby Cologne

Bambini Baby Cologne is introduced in 2016. Today, at Glorietta Activity Center, Cosmetique Asia Corporation continuously develops and innovated products to address the needs of its consumers by introducing their Brand Ambassadors, Iya Villania and her son Primo.

The event had fun-filled activities for all guests and shoppers.


March 10, 2018

Shopwise Home Wise Moms

Shopwise and Mommy Mundo partnered for a series of events called the Shopwise Home Wise Moms. I wasn't able to join the other talks but surely happy to be at Shopwise Araneta Center earlier today.


The event featured a cooking demo of new recipes as well as empowering mom talks by co-blogger Richelle Rivera about life-hacks that can help Home Wise moms become more efficient on their day to day errands.








March 9, 2018

Women’s Month celebration at SM Supermalls

March 8 is International Women's Day and I celebrated it at SM MOA for World of  Women at SM for the launch of their Women’s Month Celebration at SM Supermalls.


The event was graced by Miss World Maegan Young, the executives of SM, guests, media and shoppers. A fashion show was held to showcase the latest trends carried by SM.




This season, SM Supermalls and SM WOMAN invite mallgoers to an extra special Women’s Month with SM’s World of Women celebration in 68 malls nationwide. Announced at a media launch in SM Mall of Asia, SM unboxes fun and exciting activities to thank and empower all women to shop and enjoy great deals on their favorite items!

Fun events this month include the much-awaited Women’s Sale on all Wednesdays of March, where ladies can get up to 70% off on exclusive deals and fabulous finds every week of the month. While beauty junkies can go on a beauty spree for discounts and bundles on beauty must-haves, ladies can also indulge in pampering promos from beauty and wellness stores. There is also the Ladies’ Wellness Camp for tips and hacks from style gurus on wellness, nutrition, and fitness.

What’s new this season is the digital promo of SM Supermalls for everyone who wants to make a mark in the wonderful #WorldofWomenAtSM! In collaboration with renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme of Headshot Clinic, this project celebrates empowered females who have made a difference in the lives of Filipinos through their chosen advocacies.

SM Supermalls is on the lookout for beautiful, strong, confident, fierce, and driven women who believe, support, and empower other women, standing tall amidst all challenges that come their way. Women from all ages, sizes, shapes, background, and profession are encouraged to join this women empowerment movement for a chance to win stunning prizes! Plus, winners will each receive a power portrait taken by Niccolo Cosme that will be showcased through an exhibit at SM Megamall on March 22. Visit www.smsupermalls.com to know more.