Friday, March 28, 2014

Definitely Japan. Definitely Kojie.san!

Summer is the most active season of the year and we get to soak in the sun for full six months or so since Philippines is a tropical island. The best way to enjoy the sunny side of the day is by having healthy skin!
Skin is the largest organ of our body. This is where we “live”. This is the first barrier of our body, the first “defense”, the “wall”, the protective wall. That said, it’s as important to take care of it just the way we do to other internal organs. Unfortunately, the skin is usually one of the most neglected parts of the body. The neglecting part includes not minding what we apply to our skin.
We should make sure that what we use to our skin is not just effective but most of all - safe, and one proof to be sure it’s safe is if the product is original!
Just like the original Kojie.san kojic acid soap!
  • Kojie.san is the first kojic acid soap to be commercially available in the Philippine market.
-       and compared to other local brands, Kojie.san is more affordable and locally available in almost all stores nationwide.
  • Kojie.san has a micro peeling effect, which makes it a potent whitening product.
-       it does remove dirt and sebum on initial use, leaving it clean, smooth and when rinse with cold water makes skin poreless. It also brightens skin and eliminates pimples on the long run. Since Kojie.san jas micro peeling effect, this is best use at night right before bed time hence allowing other night products to sink in to just freshly exfoliated skin and not clogged with foundation and makeup.
  • Kojie.san does not contain any harmful chemicals.
-       we need to embrace the skin we are in and we need to keep it on its best shape! Mind the ingredients you apply on your skin, make sure you are using only the original kojic acid! Original Kojie.san soaps doesn't have harmful chemicals hence keeping skin at its whitest without compromising its health.
  • Kojie.san contains antioxidants and 100% all natural ingredients
- maximize your investment on kojic acid soap, have whitening and antioxidant rolled into one bar with Kojie.san soap!
Aside from the major points mentioned above, Kojie.san is has a nice fragrance and could exfoliate skin to less than 3minutes without the burning feeling. This whitening soap is perfect for oily skin.
Remember, when you buy fake soaps, you're not just compromising the quality of the product, you also are just saving coins for future damage which includes skin cancer by the way.
Be original! Only buy original Kojie.san kojic acid soap!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Living a Life of Purpose with Summit Natural Drinking Water

Championing a Cause: A Purposeful Life is a Successful Life
Reach, Aspire, and Persevere to Make the World a Better Place
Success is often defined by one’s personal triumph, but there have been a few, inspiring individuals who broke the code and found success in helping others. These people live a life of purpose, one meant to make the world a better place, and this is what their personal success is all about. While there is nothing wrong in wanting to improve one’s life through personal gains and success, there is also a different joy associated with living a life dedicated to others.
Championing a cause isn’t difficult. You don’t have to be famous or even rich in order to do something that can change the world.
Reach for a Cause
The only way to be dedicated to what you do is to be passionate about it. This is true even in the causes we choose to support. Each person is wired differently and has different things that they want to change about the world. The first step in championing a cause is finding one by asking the following questions: what makes you tick, what is close to your heart, what is it that you want to change the most about the world. Once you find the answers to these questions, you will be able to find a cause to spend time on, like raising funds for, volunteering time at, and spreading information about worthwhile organizations.
Aspire to Make It Happen
The next step to finding what you are passionate about is turning it into reality. The first step is to contact an organization that is committed to your cause. Having someone to help you is the best way to get it started. To make the experience more memorable, you can also ask close friends and family to join you in starting your cause.
Persevere and Don’t Give Up
Just like any goal, it will take a while to see the results, but don’t let that discourage you. Always remind yourself of why you started in the first place, and remember who you are doing it for. The purpose is enough to help you stay focused and motivated. Just think of the lives you will be changing, and you will be strong enough to weather any difficulty in the process of reaching your goal.
Helping you live a purposeful life is Summit Natural Drinking Water. A long-time supporter of the Philippine National Athletes, Summit is a strong believer that true success can be found in using our personal accolades in helping others reach for theirs.
summitJef Mendoza, Senior Brand Manager of Summit says, “We’ve always been passionate about supporting the dreams of our national athletes. For us at Summit, helping them reach their dreams is the true measure of our success.”

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Baby's Top 5 Today

1.) This is about our usual Gonuts afternoon dates. Baby has a sweet tooth.

Little Wishes and Tough Kids

We're running late for an afternoon meeting and I forgot to bring my baby's favorite pair of shoes! Barefoot we go and he wants to run around! What to do?
Worry free! Mamala Ellen was there! She got these cute Tough Kids Spike blue sneakers with white lace for only Php199.75!
natural room light
with flash
Not just that, Little Wishes is on sale!
These adorable little prince's shirts with buttons are originally Php269.75 paired with these cute little shorts for Php229.75!
Now they're half off!
Little Wishes are exclusively made for SM Department Store!
Thanks lola for shopping and strolling around with babe while lolo and I were on a conference meeting! :P #familyfreelancers #familybusiness
Wait for baby's OOTD post! It will be titled hues of sorbet - perfect for summer! :P

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Watch Baby TV #TheWayYouWantIt!

When I was little, I used to watch my favorite afternoon shows after class... and when you are little, you tend to distract yourself with the mundane things around you or worse, feel the urge to pee in the midst of the climax, and you gotta go when you gotta go. Rushing, not closing the bathroom door anymore, not even flushing first just to see what else was left on that perfect scene, then it's already a commercial break! I had my fair share of that scenario when I was a kiddo, and I solemnly wish I have that remind button on our remote, oh wait, we don't even have a remote back then!
Well, not anymore!
SKYcable has four amazing features that will let you watch your favorite TV show #TheWayYouWantIt
SKYcable gives you a world of limitless possibilities with its widest selection of channels and different ways to enjoy it.
Introducing --- SKYcable's AMAZING FOUR!
1 - The most number of standard definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) 
Enjoy over 180 channels for the entire family for a world of possibilities and limitless discoveries. Genres include Movies, Sports, Kids, Learning, Music, General 
Entertainment, News, Lifestyle, Religious and International channels. SKYcable also has the most number of high-definition channels – a total of 42 HD channels – the most in the country!
2 - Ability to add channels and packs that you like to your basic plan
Choose and add channels and packs to your basic subscription plan to suit the 
family’s viewing preferences.
Some of our Select Packs include:
FOX Pack (P299/month): Fox Channel HD, FOX Crime HD, FOX Family Movies HD,
FOX Movies Premium HD, Nat Geo Adventure HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, National
Geographic HD, Star World HD, Channel M HD
HBO Pack (both SD and HD at P350/month): HBO Family, HBO Hits, HBO Signature
Movie Pack (P550/month): CinemaWorld HD, FOX Family Movies HD, FOX Movies
Premium HD, HBO HD, Sundance Channel HD
Sports Pack (P550/month): ASN HD, FOX Sports News (SD), FOX Sports Plus HD, NBA
Premium TV HD, Outdoor Channel HD
Kids Pack (P249/month): Baby TV, Cartoonito, Cbeebies, Discovery Kids, Disney Jr.,
Jim Jam, Kids Co., Nick jr.
Korean Pack 1 (199/month): Arirang, Channel M, CTS, KBS World, YTN
Korean Pack 2 (P900/month): Arirang, Channel M, CTS, KBS World, MBC, YTN
HD 40 Pack (P1999/month): ASN HD, Balls HD, Bio HD, Cartoon Network HD,
Channel M HD, CI HD, Cinema World HD, Cinemax HD, Classica HD, CNN HD,
Comedy Central HD, Discovery Channel HD, E! HD, Fashion TV HD, Food Network
HD, Fox Action Movies HD, Fox Channel HD, Fox Crime HD, Fox Family Movies HD,
Fox Movies Premium HD, Fox Sports Plus HD, H2 HD, HBO Family HD, HBO HD, HBO
Hits HD, HBO Signature HD, History Channel HD, Lifetime HD, MTV Live Asia HD, Nat
Geo Adventure HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, National Geographic HD, NBA Premium HD,
1 In key citiesOutdoor Channel HD, RTL-CBS Entertainment HD, Star World HD, Sundance Channel
HD, Syfy Channel HD, Travel Channel HD, Universal Channel HD
And a whole lot more!
3 - SKYcable enables you to take control of your TV viewing with iRecord
SKYcable iRecord gives you the power to pause, record, and rewind live TV, so you 
never miss out on any of your favorite shows and scenes. SKYcable has the first and
only Personal Video Recorder (PVR) feature in the country.
The SKYcable iRecord also has timeshift which lets you pause live TV in case you
need to step out for a while and resume where you left off.
With a press of a button, it lets you record like your favorite tv series – while
watching the news2
. The SKYcable iRecord also lets you schedule recordings so it
automatically saves the shows you want even if you’re not around.
You can bookmark, fast forward and rewind recorded shows so you can get back to
your favorite scenes in a snap. Plus savor every exciting moment in slow motion
and frame by frame playback.
Note that SKYcable network is made up of many channel groupings. Each group of standard definition channels has 6 channels in it, while each group of HD channels has 3 channels in it. When recording a show you will only be able to view the channels within the same channel group of the show you are recording.
4 - Get access to special shows and events through SKYcable Pay-Per-View and Free View
With SKYcable, you get FREE access to view special shows and notable programs – just like last year’s fight between Mayweather and Canelo Alvares. You also get access to the widest variety of live entertainment – from sporting matches, the latest blockbuster movies to live coverage of special events and concerts, all through SKYcable Pay-Per-View.
Can you guess what I love most about the 4 features above?
Yup, the SKYcable iRecord feature hits the bull's eye! Now, I can relax and take my time on loo even when the superhero is on the verge of life and death while the villain get to hold the damsel in distress! I may see the two kissing already in the end and I could just live up that sweet moment again right after I put the climax on playback!
With 22 years in the business, thousands of subscribers over the years have made SKYcable the number one cable TV service provider in the Philippines. SKYcable has grown to feature the best, most varied and relevant cable TV programs with amazing value added services foryour family’s viewing enjoyment.
 Now, my baby can still take his nap and wake up to his favorite Baby TV's Stick With Mick!
I guess my little kiddo has better luck than I was! Watching tv has never been so cool! Hashtag #TheWayYouWantIt!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Make Your Own Kiddie Party Workshop

But you need all the help you can get before diving in...
Before all the streamers, balloons, and cake icing comes a whole lot of planning. Join “Make Your Own Kiddie Party!” and learn to plan and style a totally personal and amazing event just for your child!
A lot of clever tips, creative ideas, and practical advice will be dished out by our guest speakers, expert party planners Ferdi Salazar and Czarina Ledesma of The Event Architects. They will be sharing how to develop themes and concepts of children’s parties, how to organize a proper planning time table, and tips on suppliers and party paraphernalia, among others. There will also be a demo activity on creating a party centerpiece. And to make sure your party has your own personal flair, participants are encouraged to share with Ferdi and Czarina what their child loves – whether it’s blocks, trucks, fairies, princesses, and all – for great concept discussions and planning sessions during the workshop proper.
Make Your Own Kiddie Party! is on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Insular Life Multi-Purpose Hall, Insular Life Makati Building, Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas Street, Makati City. Workshop fee is P150. This workshop is the first installment for 2014 of the Parenting Pals Workshop Series and is supported by The Event Architects and Insular Life.

Basic Legal Strategies Workshop

Sharing another workshop from New Leaf Ventures and Manila Workshops!

Sign up now!
To sign up for the Basic Legal Strategies Workshop, please click on this link: CLICK HERE
The workshop will be this coming Thursday, March 20, 2014. We hope you can come and attend!
For more inquiries about the workshop, please feel free to email

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Mind Museum turns 2 on March 16!

Come celebrate The Mind Museum's 2nd anniversary with extraordinary educational events & treats for all!

Nestea in a Bottle and Mercury Drug Give Back With Operation Bigay Lunas 2014

NESTEA Logo new
Nestea in a Bottle gives back through Operation Bigay Lunas in partnership with Mercury Drug Corp. The initiative, which was founded by Mercury Drug 16 years ago to celebrate their founding anniversary, organizes whole-day simultaneous medical missions in over sixty cities and municipalities nationwide. 
Operation Bigay Lunas
A joint effort of Mercury Drug, partner associates, local governments, and health care volunteers, Operation Bigay Lunas not only provides free medicine, but also provides free medical services and healthcare education in places they are needed the most. This year, Nestea in a Bottle joins in by providing over 130,000 participants with a healthy drink vital in keeping one cool during the year’s hottest months.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Cycles Sensitive Protective Diaper Cream

We're used on having Cortizan whenever we have skin allergies so I introduce this cream to my baby's bottom and it was effective but it's not safe.
So for baby's rashes, I switched to Cycles Sensitive simply because
- its safe even for newborn babies
- contains 13% zinc oxide to protect skin from irritation and soothe discomfort from diaper rash
- formulated with vitamin E and Bisabolol to speed up healing and prevent scarring
- can be use everyday
- verified hypoallergenic for baby's sensitive skin
- dermatologist tested
- fragrance free and paraben free
For Php289.00 pesos only, you'll get 80g of cream for half to a year's use depending on how often you'll use this. Just clean diaper area thoroughly, pat dry and apply an even thick layer as often as needed.
Petrolatum prevents wetness on sticking on skin while healing baby's irritated skin.
I usually use this after bath and before going to bed.
Another thing I do after bathing babe is that I pat dry his diaper area and let it breath for a couple of seconds before putting cycles sensitive diaper cream and finally wrapping him up on his diaper pants securely but not tightly.

Cycles Sensitive Haul

These are my recent purchase on the Baby Company when we went for a meeting at SM North Edsa.
Cycles Sensitive Baby Head to Toe Wash - that I already talked about here. This would be my baby's second full size bottle. I just wish that they had it in refill pouches so that I could reuse the sturdy plastic container. The last bottle serves as a shampoo dispenser now and I'm happy about it.
Cycles Sensitive Protective Diaper Cream - needs to have a more decent post so I'll keep you hanging, besides baby's using this for a few days now, and I'm still observing or shall I say road testing this.
Aside from these goodies, I also bought baby a MomyPhoko diaper pants in medium that I got a total of 14points on my mom card. Yay! Now I'm more than ever excited in anticipating my next shopping spree for baby at SM Aura!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Baby's Top 5 Today

1) He loves to eat tomatoes.
2) He cried so much the last time we went window shopping at a local toy store, he ended up lying on the floor while my pocket broke.
3) He loves red. He loves cars. He loves red cars.
4) He can finally say "Mommy!". Hurray!
That's the last time that carrot saw daylight...
5) He called our pickup "Ook" and so shall we. :) Ook, the pickup ford is the third SUV of the family, she will be fighting over carpark with Mr.Egg, the Honda Civic car and Grace, the Hyundai van.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Have a Buon Giorno at Italianni’s

Rise and shine to a brand new day knowing that your favorite Italian-American restaurant, Italianni’s, serves some serious breakfast to get you through the day!
Available at its branches in Greenbelt 2 and Bonifacio High Street daily from 7 am to 10:30 a.m., Italianni’s makes sure that there’s something for everyone on its breakfast  menu.  Whether you prefer international fare, to go local with Pinoy favorites or opt for gourmet-style wake-me-uppers, you can choose from over 40 dishes that are robust, complete meals served with complimentary coffee for a morning caffeine fix.   Another bonus?  They’re affordable too, with choices starting at P165.
Sometimes you want a touch of gourmet in your meal.   That is why award-winning corporate chef Josh Boutwood created the Gourmet Breakfast Selection. If this is what you’re looking for, the Prosciutto Ham, Soft Egg and Asparagus finished off with Parmesan sauce hits the spot. Chef Josh also highly recommends theHomemade Corned Beef Brisket with Potato Omelette
Italianni’s recreates well-loved Filipino breakfast dishes with an Italian flair such as the Crispy Pancetta Bacon, thin crispy strips of pork belly served with fried rice and sunny side-ups; and Primera Tapa, premium tenderloin beef slices cured in old-style tapa marinade served with adobo fried rice and scrambled egg on top. Another specialty is the Eggs Benedict Adobo, a clever culinary fusion that has the salty flavors of adobo flakes, gratinated kesong puti, poached eggs and tomatoes on two English muffins.
Italianni’s likewise offers a wide variety of continental choices like the American Platter, comfort food on a plate with golden pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage, and two eggs done any style.
There are breakfast essentials as well, such as fluffy Chocolate and Orange Pancakes (another great recipe from Chef Josh), crepes, waffles and more.
You have no reason to skip the most important meal of the day. It’s about time you tuned up  with Italianni’s new Breakfast Creations…because Buon Giornos are made of these!  And if you can’t decide whether to choose sweet or savory dishes for breakfast, why not order both?  After all, you only eat breakfast once a day. So, indulge!
Aside from the new Buon Giornos, here are the staple breakfast menu at Italliani's!
For inquiries and details, call   Italianni’s Greenbelt 2 at 728-0289/91; Bonifacio High Street at 856-4094.  Also check out Italianni’s    instagram  #italiannisph; Website:  and Facebook:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Colgate Fresh Jam’s Mind Blowing Music Experience for Today’s Generation

Grab the chance to share your anthem with the world
CFC Fresh Jam _PR_Visual_1
 For the first time ever, budding songwriters will be given a chance to collaborate with today’s hottest OPM artists. Colgate Fresh Confidence will allow the youth to say their piece on love and relationships, empowering their fellow youth, having great confidence and achieving their dreams, together with their music idols all through social media.   
This fresh way of composing song lyrics is in tune with this generation’s penchant for social media. The campaign kicked off with a call for aspiring artists to register on Facebook, where participants from Manila, Cebu and Davao were selected for a songwriting workshop.
The lucky young artists enjoyed a mind blowing experience that not all aspiring songwriters get to experience: to be mentored by some of the biggest names in OPM music today, which included Kean Cipriano and Lem Belaro of Callalily, Miggy Chavez and Mong Alcaraz of Chicosci, Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, and flip-top rap artist Abra. They also applied what they learned by composing a song with their mentors, and performing the song in front of the other participants in less than 2 hours! A total of 17 unique and catchy songs were created in the 3 workshops. All of these songs are showcased in the official YouTube Channel of Colgate Philippines.
 “Ang galing nung nangyari kasi kahit sila yung mine-mentor namin, kami rin natuto sa kanila in the process.Na-inspire uli akong mag-compose ng songs” says mentor Lem Belaro.
 It only got more fun from there. The second phase encouraged the entire nation to collaborate on a song. To kick things off, Callalily, Chicosci, Gracenote and Abra composed and released a melody and a chorus that tackled topics of particular interest to the youth: love and relationships, youth empowerment, and achieving their dreams. The participants sent their lyrics with the hashtag #ColgateFreshJam to create the next big hit song of the youth. The artists then let the magic unfold as the different voices from the crowd-sourced lyrics are put together to complete the songs and ultimately become the anthem of the youth. The completed songs will not only be heard nationwide over the radio, but it will also be launched in a series of concerts.  
Team Kean
Kean Cipriano, lead singer of Callalily, is excited about this project, “Sa totoo lang, ang daming gustong sabihin ng mga kabataan ngayon. Ngayon lang din nangyari na we have a unique chance to make music with them. We would like to hear their voice, and this is the best way to do it--by engaging them through music.”
The songs will be officially launched on March 28 at the Colgate Fresh Jam Concert Tour, which will feature performances by the aforementioned artists, and will be hosted by Nikki Gil at the SM North Edsa Skydome. The night will be a celebration of not just the local music scene, but also the youth’s achievement in creating a song that best embodies the voice of their generation. Colgate Fresh Jam will also hold provincial concerts with performances by Callalily and local bands in Matina Town Square, Davao on March 7 and Mango Square, Cebu on March 14. Fans can enjoy the night by simply purchasing any Colgate Fresh Confidence 145 ml variant and presenting an official receipt at any SM Tickets branches.
So what else are you waiting for? Start writing and posting to make the whole world sing only with Colgate Fresh Jam.

Message in a Bottle: Take the Plunge this Summer With Nestea!

NESTEA Logo new
Sun, sand, and lots of fun. As the weather heats up and everyone starts talking about summer plans and dreaming of amazing destinations that can only be visited once a year. It’s never too early to plan for summer, and never too late to enjoy it either!
 Create a summer bucket list
 What are the things you wish to do this summer? Start by listing things you really want to accomplish this year, and soon you will find yourself taking steps into making your bucket list happen. Once you have a clear idea of what you want to do and who you want to do it with, it will be so much easier to book flights and hotels.
 Take fun summer classes
 While you cannot spend every single moment on the beach, you can still make the most out of your summer by doing something new every weekend. Summer is when the best classes like cooking, baking, dance, and even art lessons are offered. Be aware of these classes and pick one or two that interest or excite you.
 Work it out!
 Avoid being conscious in your favorite swimwear by working on your beach body early. Find a workout that best suits you; it could be something as fun as Zumba classes or challenging as Muay Thai sessions, to get you ready for the summer. Not only will you look good, you will most definitely feel good!
 Prepare to cool down in the hot weather
 The number one thing you should brace yourself for is the hot weather. Whatever your plans are, make sure you are prepared to counter the heat that could only be best called as “Manila Summer Weather.”  Wear clothes made out of light fabric, put on lots of sun screen, and make sure that you are always hydrated with a refreshing drink like Nestea in a Bottle.
Nestea Lemon Ice 500mL FA Nestea Lemon 500mL FA Nestea Apple 500mL FA
A long-time favorite summer companion, Nestea in a Bottle has long witnessed the best of summer. Its three flavors, Lemon, Apple, and Lemon Ice would surely give you the refreshment you need all summer long. With Nestea, the best of summer is always the moment when you take the plunge!

For the Love of Korean: Bulgogi Brothers Launches 7 New Mouth-Watering Dishes

K-pop isn’t the only in-thing about Korea here and around the world. Apart from the people, their food has also made a significant impact especially for Pinoy foodies. Luckily, Bulgogi Brothers offers an authentic Korean dining experience that satisfies any kind of Korean craving you might have. With years of feeding the perennially hungry, Bulgogi Brothers is now serving you new dishes to delight and excite your Korean palette. 
Korean Favorite 1 24x32 - FOR EMAIL

T-bone steak 1 24x32 - FOR EMAIL
With their usual scrumptious and flavorful meals, Bulgogi Brothers is now introducing 7 new Korean Classics. If you’re more of a soup person, you can try the new Ginseng Chicken Soup—a hearty concoction of Chicken soup with a hint of Ginseng or be a little bold and go for the Spicy Cold Noodles—a new way to enjoy noodles with a fresh and hot flavor that is chillingly cool in every bite. Experience a new way of cooling down this summer!
Hearty Korean soup 1 24x32 - FOR EMAIL
Fresh cool and hot 1 24x32 - FOR EMAIL
 If you’re more of in a snack mode, you can dig into the Crisp Chicken Wings that will surely seduce your Korean senses. You can also try the very popular Korean snack, Spicy Rice Cakes, which are hot, sweet, and chewy all at the same time. If you’re feeling a tad bit hungrier than usual, try out the Striploin and Boneless Short Ribs Combination, consisting the combination of beef cuts, or try the melt-in-your-mouth-meat with some luscious beefiness of the 250g per piece T-bone Steak. With its top choice Angus beef and the succulent flavors all encased into a slob of juicy and tender premium meat, this steak will never be a mistake.
 striploin steak 1 24x32 - FOR EMAIL
And if you’re feeling faint for meat, go big or go home with the tender and succulent top choice Angus beef grilled to perfection with their Striploin steak that comes with lettuce for wrapping or just plain ol’ rice to keep it all together. All of these dishes come with 6 side dishes on the house including their three new delectable side dishes namely Radish Kimchi, Crispy Sweet Potato, and Seared Tofu. Just complete it with your favorite Bulgogi Brothers Korean desserts and drinks and your Korean love will just go up a notch.
side dishes 38
Don’t wait until your next Korean craving and visit Bulgogi Brothers now and taste the love with their new dishes available at Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, and SM Mall of Asia. 
Like and share our Facebook page:
Follow our Twitter and Instagram: @BulgogiBrosPh #BulgogiBrosPh #7NewKoreanClassics