April 19, 2019

Kahit Ayaw Mo Na

Kahit Ayaw Mo Na by This Band has been playing since last year but I only get to appreciate its lyrics last week at Siglo when I heard it from Gelai of Acoustic Impression.

I must say, I like the melody a lot! And the lyrics speaks about crazy, unconditional love. Akong ako ito 😁!

I've been practicing this song for five days, unleashing the frustrated singer in me. 😁
Juacho, my youngest son, recorded it while I was trying to catch my breath.
Bawal pong pagtawanan ha, mamalasin din ang mamimintas! 😁

My critics verdict...

Juacho: Mom, you"ve got a nice voice. You should enrol in music school to learn more breathing techniques.
John: Babe, you've got the tone but not the timing.


Kahit Ayaw Mo Na
This Band
Kahit ikaw ay magalit
Sa'yo lang lalapit
Sa'yo lang aawit
Kahit na ikaw ay nagbago na
Iibigin pa rin kita
Kahit ayaw mo na
Tatakbo, tatalon
Isisigaw ang pangalan mo
Iisipin na lang panaginip ang lahat ng ito
O, bakit ba kailangan pang umalis?
Pakiusap lang na wag ka nang lumihis
Tayo'y mag usap, teka lang, ika'y huminto
'Wag mo kong iwan, aayusin natin 'to
Ang daling sabihin na ayaw mo na
Pero pinag-isipan mo ba?
Lapit nang lapit, ako'y lalapit
Layo nang layo, ba't ka lumalayo?
Labo nang labo, ika'y malabo
Malabo, tayo'y malabo
Bumalik, at muli ka ring aalis
Tatakbo ka ng mabilis
Yayakapin nang mahigpit
Ang hirap 'pag 'di mo alam ang iyong pupuntahan
Kung ako ba ay pagbibigyan
O nalilito lang kung saan
Tatakbo, tatalon
Isisigaw ang pangalan mo
Iisipin na…

April 17, 2019

Jay's Adobong Pusit

Jay and I met nine years ago. She used to belong to a PR company that invites bloggers to their clients' events. Although she 's been out of that company for years now, Jay and I continued our communication, thanks to Facebook!

Finally, we got to be together again when she visited me at home to teach me how to cook Adobong Pusit at Binawangang Pusit for Kwentong Kusina. Kwentong Kusina is my vlog series where I either visit my friends and peers in their kitchen for some homecooking or they visit me at my place.

Thanks so much Jay for the time, effort and love!💗

April 15, 2019

Blindfold Choco Drinks Taste Test

Julia and Juan have been begging me to do Blindfold Choco Drinks Taste Test. We were supposed to do this last week when we were in Tagaytay but we enjoyed relaxing so much so that we forgot to do it.

Finally we were able to do this Blindfold Choco Drinks Taste Test at home. We were surprised that Zest-O Choc-O tastes the best. I don't even know that Zest-O have a choco drink. I gre up with their juices only.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. My children have no intention of smearing any brand. They just want to know which tastes best so I, their beautiful mom, won't have a hard time choosing what choco drink to buy for them.

April 14, 2019

Joy Felizardo's Baby Shower

Joy Felizardo and I met in a Mommy-Breastfeeding Event in Quezon City Circle some nine years ago. As a natural friendly person, I kept on talking and asking her questions. Trying my best to win her attention, I felt that she's not interested with my incessant energy so I just stopped talking. She left the event early, saying she has another event to attend to. I was hoping to God she was telling the truth and that it was not because she got irritated by me.

The next day we met again in another event. She kind of loosen up a bit but still talking to me only when asked a question.

Fast forward to 2013, Joy and I have been close although we don't get to see each other much because we have different niche, hers is food blog while I'm into lifestyle blog. Joy proved to be a very kind soul. 

Fast forward  to 2018, she revealed to me that she's undergoing some medical attention, probably due to hormonal imbalance. All the while she was wrong, she was actually pregnant!

Babies are a blessing! I am so happy for her and Bhogz and the rest of their 4 children so when she asked me to be the host for  her Baby Shower, I immediately said YES! On top of that, I'm proud to say, I'll be one of the Ninangs too! Yahoo!

April 13, 2019

View Park Hotel

It's been one year and 2 months since our last visit at our most favorite hotel in Tagaytay. This time instead of staying overnight, we've spent two nights to fully rest and relax at View Park Hotel.

On our last night, my friend Zeny and her family dropped by at View Park Hotel. I toured them around because it's their first time to see the place. They were surprised how big and lovely this hotel is. 

Before they head back home, I brought them at Siglo to watch Acoustic Impressions. Carlo even  jammed with them!

Viewpark Hotel is just an one-hour drive from the metropolis.  It is one of the most affordable yet elegant hotels in the heart of Tagaytay City and accessible to the city's famous tourist spots such as Picnic Grove, Tagaytay Highlands and the peak of the city, the People's Park or the so called Palace in the Sky.

View Park Hotel Address:
3500 Calamba Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City, 4120 Tagaytay City

Phone SMS (0922) 885 1516; (0917) 544 6396; 
(Viber) (0999) 883 9460 
Telefax (02) 584 4090 or (046) 413 0862
Email inquiry@viewparkhotel.com
Website http://www.viewparkhotel.com

Public Transit From Manila:
- Take SLEX (South Luzon Expressway). From Sta. Rosa Exit, turn right on the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road. As you reach Tagaytay Rotonda, please turn left. View Park Hotel Tagaytay is located just in front of Picnic Grove Park.

April 9, 2019

Ethereal Ball

My three children studied in private schools from preparatory school to elementary. My husband and I were used to just paying whatever the school tells us to pay. It is a lot different in public or government-run school because collection of money in whatever amount is unlawful.

I was active in General Parents and Teachers Association (GPTA) since twins Julia and Rafael were in Grade 7 so I'm quite aware of activities, specifically Ball or Parties, that were rejected because of monetary collection issues.

By the time the twins are in Grade 8, many of their friends, classmates and batch mates were telling me they wanted to have a Graduation Ball since Junior and Senior Prom is not practiced in MandSci.

To avoid the same dilemma that the previous batch of students and parents experienced, the Moving Up Committee, headed by our Chairman Rafael Mendiola Jr., made sure we go by the  books. We ran a survey among the Students of Batch 2019 if they wanted a Ball. Then we ran a survey for the venue. Then we ran a survey again what food they want. It was actually a long process and planning.

Although there were some questions, mostly on safety issues, I'd like to give credit to all the parents of Grade 10 - Batch 2019 because everyone were cooperative of this endeavor.

This Ethereal Ball wouldn't have been this awesome without the hardworking Moving Up Committee. Special mention to Mommy Loui Fermiza, Mommy Carmela Austria and Mommy Emily Siquioco. Sila ang matyatyagang mag paroo't parito sa Divisoria, Recto, Quiapo at kung saan-saang lugar para makatipid ng todo. They even pay for their own fare and food at madalas abonado pa sa ibang gastusin.

Hats off to Mr. Gani and Mrs. Brigitte Mauleon for sponsoring the stage backdrop, the ideas of the flower balls and more. Sir Gani took time out from his busy schedule to be the official photographer. You must see in Facebook the photos he shot for all the students.

Papuri kay Mother Eleanor Fermiza na kahit di sya kasama sa committee she was always helping us. Sya din ang nangulit kay Former Mayor Benhur Abalos para mapayagan kami sa Wack Wack Golf and Country Club.

Pasasalamat kay Sir Vic and Ma'am Winnie for hosting this event kahit na short notice at walang preparations.

Sa lahat ng mga Batang MandSci na nag perform, maraming salamat sa inyong time and effort!

Sa lahat ng mga Batang MandSci, kapuri-puri kayo sa pagdating sa tamang oras. We started on the dot kaya mahaba ang time to partey partey!

Last but certainly not the least, gratitude to my husband for being a good leader. John is a very private person. He'd rather stay home than socialize. But, for the students, he made himself available for school year 2018-2019. He has proven himself fair and square as well. Walang palakasan na nangyari. Even our closest friends and parents, and his co-GPTA officers were not allowed to stay in the ballroom kaya naging smooth ang flow ng gabing ito.

In summary, this Ethereal Ball will not be made possible without the cooperation of everybody.

"Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point 
and no further, but cooperation, 
which is the thing we must strive for today, 
begins where competition leaves off."

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

April 2, 2019

Finest Thai Restaurant in Manila

John and I have been to Thai and we've tasted their food. I must say, nothing beats Thai quite like Mango Tree in BGC fairly because Mango Tree is an international restaurant chain from Thailand that serves Authentic Thai with a Fine Dining experience.

This family dinner last week was a belated celebration for Julia and Rafael for winning Mr. and Ms. MandSci 2019.

Address: High Street Central, Bonifacio 1634, 7th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 621 3233

April 1, 2019


Yes it is April 1 today but it's no April Fools Day because my twin kids have finally finished Junior High School from The City of Mandaluyong Science High School.

Although this event is now called Moving-Up Ceremony, I still prefer to call it Graduation. Call it old school, I just find it fitting to be called that way because that four years in JHS is not an easy thing. These children worked hard to be able to reach this far.

Sharing this video for all the Proud Parents of Batang MandSci, especially those working abroad who were not able to make it to the ceremony.

"God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, 
not endings.  Just as graduations are not terminations, 
but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, 
and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion 
are shared by all, suffering will cease." 
- Bernie Siegel