February 28, 2019

Savoy Manila

Staying at Savoy Hotel is now one of the bonding activities my husband and I enjoy. We like their gym and steam room a lot where I met Ma'am Nikoy Regodon form Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP)

Breakfast at Savoy Cafe is always a flavorful treat.  The last time we stayed was made even happier when I met Aika Castillones. Overheard Savoy Cafe staff looking for a table for one. Since my hubby finished breakfast ahead, I offered his seat to Aika Castillones from Davao. She's attending Liga ng mga barangay with her dad, Hon. Rustan Castillones, President, Liga Ng Mga Barangay. Davao Oriental Chapter. In 30 minutes, we've talked about a lot of things - being both July born, being both daughters of barangay captains, politics, Davao, travel, love and family life. Share a seat, gain a friend!

Savoy Manila
Address: 101 Andrews Ave, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 317 2869

February 27, 2019

SM Little Stars 2019

SM Supermalls unboxes today a bigger and more exciting SM Little Stars with over 9.5 million pesos worth of prizes, including 2 brand new Chevrolet Sail, trips for 2 to China, National University scholarships, exclusive contract with Regal Artist Management, and 100,000 worth of cash and SM GCs!

Audition starts on April 6 in select SM Malls nationwide. Visit wwww.smlittlestars.com.ph for more details.

#OccasionsofJoy #JampackedLifestyle  #lifestylevloggers #smlittlestars 
#smsupermall #Smmegamall #events #elevatorgirl

February 22, 2019

White Top

Every  time I attend a medical event while wearing a white top napapagkamalan akong doctor. Like yesterday when I wore a white top  for PIDSP and DOH measles vaccination event.  Ang hirap maging doktor ha kaya it's an honor na kahit sa damit ako'y biglang isang manggagamot. 😘

#OccasionsofJoy #whitetop #eyeseefashion #PlainsandPrints #keepcalmandcarryakatre #wiw #distressedjeans #whatiwore #momsfashion #fineimagesalon  #coloredhair #bluebag #blueshoes

February 21, 2019

PIDSP Save The Future

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), held a Media launch of “Save The Future” campaign at the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig.

 “Save The Future” is a concerted effort in response to the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy among our fellow Filipino citizens as evidenced in particular by the current measles outbreak in various parts of the country. 

The Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Dr. Francisco T. Duque III attended this important event.

February 20, 2019

Occasions of Joy's 9th Year Blog Anniversary at White Cross Children's Home

My life has been one gigantic hectic schedule since November 2018 Though busy I'm not complaining. I'm actually very happy doing things for people around me. It makes me feel alive and happy.

Finally today, I have the time to finish articles for this blog. First on the list is to share with you Occasions of Joy's 9th Year Blog Anniversary at White Cross Children's Home yesterday.  

I want to thank my friends,  Lyn Borje, Pareng Ricky, Laarni Velazquez, Jennifer Dizon, Bubbleman, Joy Zaragosa, Richard and Thess San Andres,  Loralyn Urbano, Leo Napa and Mikey De Quiros who helped me with this yearly endeavor to share joy among our young brothers and sisters.  Special mention goes to my husband for tirelessly helping since the first year.

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." 
- Aesop

February 15, 2019

Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2019

The first time I watched Mr. and Ms. MandSci was three years ago, when my twin kids were in Grade 7. It was a happy event because the winners, Jyca and Yuri, were both classmates of Julia from Section Phoenix. 

The next morning I told Julia and Rafael that they can join Mr. and Ms. MandSci when they're in Grade 10 because they have a big chance of bagging the crowns if they join at the same time because the forces stronger. I have that in me, when I dream or visualize something, it happens. 

Last year, I was very disappointed when Rafael joined Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2018. I told them both already may times to join together. Since I cannot do anything to make Rafael back out from the contest, I convinced Julia to join instead.  But Julia, hard-headed like her mother, refused profusely.

Rafael made it to the Top 8 at Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2018. Of course I was not happy. I kept telling him he should have waited for his twin sis. While I kept nagging Julia that he should have joined along with his twin bro.

Fast forward a year after, with the prodding of 10-Curie class and Parents, Julia finally was ready to join Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2019.  After her orientation, Julia asked, "Mom, do you know that Bober (brother) is joining?". I blindly replied with a question, "Joining what?". She said, "Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2019".

I was fuming so when Rafael came home, I asked (in high pitch, of course!), "Who told you to join? Did you ask my permission or your dads?" El said with a mix of sadness and pride, "Mom, I want to redeem myself. This time I'm going to win. Just trust me please."

And it all came back to me - that thought three years ago when I saw them being crowned Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2019. Maybe it was a mother's intuition or it was already written in the stars when the twins answered confidently...

"My hashtag will have to be serendipitous. 
I use that word because serendipity means moments that happen coincidentally. 
I like this, because I think moments aren't by chance, they're God's plan. 
And I think that when things happen, it happens for a reason."

- Rafael Mendiola III 

"I am passionately curious about tomorrow because every day, at night, when the day ends,
I think about what I've done and what I've accomplished.
 And everyday when the sun rises is a new chance to begin again...
to smile, to laugh, to love and to spend time with the people I care for.
Tomorrow will always be a mystery but one thing is certain,
tomorrow is a chance to be a better person."

-Julia Mendiola

I am one joyful and proud Mommy! Maririnig nyo naman sa mga tili, sigaw at halakhak sa video.

February 13, 2019

Leika Erin Lacson

How time flies is an understatement when I saw how tall and have become a fine young lady Leika Erin Lacson already is at her Grandmom Lynda's 70th Birthday Party at The Legend Villas last February 6.

Leika was my twin kids schoolmate in Angel's School. She is a year younger I think. We were also neighbors in Malaya Street so we kind of seen Leika when she was 3 years old until we left Malaya in 2014.

Hearing Leika ssung amazed me from start to end! She has a very sweet, beautiful voice! Magaan at masarap pakinggan ang boses! She even played the guitar for her Mama Lynda! Grabe, I admire people who sings and plays the guitar!

Leika, ang galing mo! Fan mo na ako!😉😉😉

February 10, 2019

Fun Run, Zumba and Family Day at MandSci

It was a day full of joy and fun as three events happened at City of Mandaluyong Science High School, namely, Odyssey Fun Run, Zumba and Family Day.

This events were successful thru the hard work of The Teachers, Supreme Student Government and The GPTA 2018-2019.

February 9, 2019


Red is the color which historically been associated with sacrifice, danger and courage. It is a very emotionally intense color that enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate and raises blood pressure. It represents energy, strength, power, determination, passion, desire, sexuality, anger, love and joy.

Ang dami kong pasakalye, when all I wanted to say is, thank you Tita Chat Pascual for my red bag all the way from the Land of the Rising Sun!

Thanks Fine Image Salon for my magenta hair that turns black, brown or red, depending on where the light is coming from. 

February 7, 2019

Mommy Mundo World

I have been begging off with blogging events invites since December of last year. I have too much on my plate both from home errands and duties as  Parents Council in my kids school

Janice Crisostomo is very close to my heart so when RJ emailed me for Mommy Mundo World Launch, I didn't hesitate to say yes. 

Mommy Mundo World is is the ultimate mom resource destination, happening on February 16-17 at The Fifth at Rockwell, located at R5 of Power Plant Mall.

Mommy Mundo World gathers under one roof not only top picks, the best mom & baby essentials, #mompreneur products but also the most extensive resources that every parent needs. Think Expo Mom booths for shopping but with parenting support groups and advocates: resources for pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, early education, mompreneurship ~ all of which support our advocacies in Mommy Mundo, our partners in #mompowerment!

February 6, 2019

Mama Lynda's 70th Birthday

Despite super short notice from Mommy Joan asking me to host her mom's birthday, I immediately said yes though I have 2 blogging events lined up for February 6 because I will not ever forgive my self if I miss Mama Lynda's 70th Birthday Party at the Legend Villas. 

I consider Mama Lynda as relative. She was the first I met among their family when one day, 12 years ago, she was calling from across the street, "kayo po ba ang mommy ni Julia?". After I nodding she continued, "ako po ang Lola ni JapJap. Crush nya po si Julia." It actually ade me smile. The whole thing - my daughter having an admirer at the age of 4 and a grandma who's so excited for her apo.

Long story short, Mama Lynda, whom I fondly call Mommy, is a special lady for me.