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Yummy in my Tummy: Sentosa Garden Banawe QC

10 Oct

Last Sunday night, hubby was craving for dimsums. So after hearing mass and doing some grocery, we went off to Sentosa Banawe to satisfy his craving. Sentosa Singaporean Restaurant (corner of Banawe and Scout Alcaraz) is a place you can’t miss. At first we were put off by the ‘Singaporean’ dish but when we finally checked it out months ago, it may pass as a Chinese restaurant too. Acutally, what made us try this restaurant was the 50% Discount on all dimsums from 2-5PM and 9-11PM.

Sentosa Singaporean Restaurant Banawe

This Singaporean Restaurant is located at the 2nd floor of Tempura and Dezzato Pan, just at the corner of Scout Alcaraz and Banawe streets.

Dimsum MENU

Dimsum MENU

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Colour Collection Whitening BB Cream | BDJ Box 7-day Challenge

3 Oct

I actually got this BB Cream in Sample Room and I was so happy that I received a back up in my September BDJ Box.

Reviewing this just now, but I have been using this daily for the past month. So I decided to jive the BDJ 7-day challenge with this since I got the same product.

Colour Collection Whitening BB Cream

 

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100th Post: How Motherhood Changed Me + Giveaway Winner

26 Jul

Little did I know what would await me as a mother that moment my little girl was conceived. I just knew one thing and that is trust — Trust in the Lord that I could do it because He entrusted this privilege and honor to bear the child.

Fast forward to February 2011, we were blessed with a healthy baby girl. And once this little stranger came into our lives, I knew that my life would never be the same — ever. I have never felt a love so strong and so complex at the same time. The more I get to be with her, the more I love her. Yes I am her mother and I ought to teach her and guide her, but actually, it is the other way around. I learn from her, and continuously learning with her. Motherhood improved me holistically. I became stronger — physically, emotionally, spiritually. I learned to be better for myself and for my family. The role of motherhood forced me into being a jill-of-all-trades, a woman who does so many yet summing up to one — a nurturer who fulfills my family’s needs.

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Blessings and Beyond | The Unexpected Answer to my Prayers

13 Jun

Choosing to be a full-time mom to my now 28-month old toddler has been one of the drastic decisions I have made in my entire life. I have big dreams of finishing my Masters then applying to work overseas to fulfill my dream of being a Nurse Anesthetist. I’ve heard of this title while I was a scrub nurse on a major cleft lip and palate operation. I asked about it and I knew that a position like that is not available in the country since we have Anesthesiologist here.

But in the middle, well almost at the end of my masters, a big news came up! I was up for a staff nurse position in Brunei. I was caught in the middle of working abroad and finishing my degree. I was praying very hard because I wanted both. I prayed for the guidance of the Holy Spirit… I prayed that if it’s really for me, then I’d be ready. My parents were pushing me to go already because as they say, opportunity comes only once… I prayed more and more because a part of me didn’t want to leave. Then God answered my prayers in a very surprising way… I was pregnant.

Breaking the news to my family, especially my parents, was hard for me too. [But that’s another story that I won’t be telling…] Being pregnant led me to a different path – a path where my dreams were pushed away for something greater. All of my goals were put to a halt because I have to serve my purpose… to be a wife and a mother.

It is true that opportunities knock only once. These opportunities may come again, but after a long while. We may cry over spilled milk and may have so many “what ifs” at the back of our minds. It is perfectly normal for us to do so. But if we look close enough, they may not be what they seem. My opportunity to work abroad may just be a test of my faith in Him. Maybe something terrible might happen to me if I pursued going and God prevented me from it… Things happen for a reason. These reasons may be incomprehensible for us, but we just have to learn to TRUST that Someone is more powerful than us. Let me put in here one of my favorite lines in one of my favorite movies (A Walk to Remember), “Maybe God has better plans for me than I have for myself.”

 Looking back to these things make me realize that I am truly blessed. With this experience, I realized that God is in control. Yes we choose our destiny but God has His ways of bringing us back to His will. We just have to trust Him and continue praying… We just have to let go…and let God.

 

Bake & Joy Philippines’ Discount Card

6 Mar

On our third visit in Bake & Joy, we made sure to bring the old receipts that we have to claim the discount card they have for their loyal customers.

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You may ask, “Why get the discount card when there is this constant 20% off from 8pm onwards?”

Let me tell you why:

1. The discount is valid ANY time. You don’t have to wait until 8pm to get your cravings satisfied.

2. The 20% off discount is ONLY for the breads they have. With the discount card, you have access to ANY of their products. You get 10% off on the beverages, cakes and pastries.

3. You can use this along with the 20% off. Let’s say you availed of the 20% off discount for the breads, but want to try out their cake and milk tea. You get 10% off on the latter. It can’t be used together, though (NO NO: 20% + 10% = 30% off on breads).

4. The card is valid for 6months upon application! WOW! I wish this was longer though, a year perhaps?

5. The card is valid for dine-in and take out.

6. It is easy to get since all you have to do is collect your receipts that will sum up for 500php and present it within 15 days.

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Finally, here is my discount card! 🙂

Of course we dined in again and tasted more of their products. The little girl chose the place and is sneaking in already. She loves classic floss too!

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Here we are goofing around with the card.

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It is always a happy experience dining here! We’ll be back for more! Especially now we are armed with this discount card.

Smart Parenting MEETandGREET

5 Dec

It is such an honor to be one of the chosen participants in this event. Thank you very much, Smart Parenting!

After registering, we were assigned to be in table #3.

Photobooth and Scholastic area

The event started after lunch so we helped ourselves in the photobooth and the scholastic area to lull time.

YUMMY!

great food served!

freebies

The event was hosted by Ms.Issa Litton.

There were three speakers discussing interesting topics: dressing up according to our body shape and size, raising a reader, and spoiling a child. All three were successfully discussed in brief yet concise manner. I didn’t take pictures this time because I was busy writing down cues from the speakers. Everyone thought the topics are all very relevant.

There was a game too – Name that tune/Name that artist. Our table won this game! Yippee!!!

distracting my little girl so she will behave

I went with my little girl so I had to keep up with her. While listening to the speakers and jotting down notes, I had to play with her so she won’t cause any distractions. It is a plus that she got to see other kids in this event.

 After the talk, every one gave in to bladder break. On my way to the rest room, I bumped into none other than SP EIC, Ms. Mia Fausto-Cruz. I greeted her and told her that I practically grew up with her (being the EIC of the mags I read)…from Candy magazine to Seventeen magazine until now in Smart Parenting magazine. It has always been a dream for me to meet her in person! She was uber nice. She “wowed” on me many times during that little conversation.

Going back to my seat in table #3, I was all smiles. Now the meet & greet will take place. Each table will talk with an SP team member, discussing anything and everything that is related to motherhood and parenting. Ms.Maika Bernardo was assigned to our table. Other mommies in table #3 were introducing themselves already. Before my turn, an SP events team approached me and asked me to transfer in table#2.

SP 2012 issues

Group Shot 🙂

Ms. Mia signing my SP letters 🙂

to die for moment!!!

Dreams do come true. 

I’ve dreamt of meeting her my whole life (as a teenager) and finally I have THAT moment. I love her to bits! I will always remember this.

goodies each one gets to take home

I am very happy I attended this event. I am looking forward to more events from Smart Parenting.

Thank you very much, SP!

 


Meet and Greet: SayTiocoArtillero

19 Nov

I am hooked with Say Tioco Artillero’s blog and vlogs. You can also check out her page here. I have been reading her blogs and watching her vlogs not so long ago and I since then I read one or more everyday. Whenever I’m free, I try to visit different urls of bloggers I adore.

So when Say scheduled a Meet and Greet, I was definitely game for it. It was held last November 16, Friday, in Fix’n Berries, 5th flr of SM Manila.

I was determined to go even if I had to bring my little one. It was a hot afternoon, but the weather did not stop me from going. We rode the train to Central Terminal and walked all the way to the mall. We were just in time. 1-2:00pm was the time for the M&G. I was kind of hesitant to stop by the venue since I don’t see any familiar face (Say’s or her boyfriend’s). I bought a snack for my daughter and stayed in the Fix’n Berries couch so she can ‘calm down’ during the event.

my little girl enjoying her Jolly crispy fries 🙂

There were stolen glances from everywhere since other participants arrived already. Then a familiar face showed up in the escalator and walked and waved to other ladies waiting. I for one waited for all of them to settle in Fix’n Berries since we were already seated and happily enjoying our snack.

I got a large yogurt for 110php and it has 2 free toppings (no fruits though! ). I chose my fave combo almonds and chocolate chips!

yogurt = yummy in my tummy!!!

Say was very nice and was really accommodating to all of us. She made sure she talked and connected with each of us. She vlogged about this in this video.

There were pictorials, introductions, small talks and ootd (outfit of the day). I also had the chance to meet fellow readers and make new friends. I was able to talk and exchange details with Res, Jessica, and Je-Ann.

Here are our pics:

with Res, Jessica, Je-Ann, Say and Mark (photo from Say’s blog)

all girls 🙂 new smile for Say 🙂 (photo from Say’s blog)

with Say = Me LIKEY!

Even though the Meet and Greet lasted for a short while, I know it will be forever remembered. I know I will.

Hoping to meet my fave bloggers soon! ^^