Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Boy Bawang Puto Seko- ( rice cookies )

Yes! You read it right.. Boy bawang product name has a new variety of snack that I discovered last weekend. Bought a pack for my daughter's snack and she refused to bring it to school. I guess the name Puto Seko is not a hit for her. 
Boy Bawang Puto seko (30 grams) and cost around P6.00 in the grocery. 

The twist of having puto seko ( rice cookies ) in a foil pack plus in chocolate flavor is really new to me. I was used to having that puto seko wrapped in a white japanese paper and sold in our school canteen. ( travelling back to time). 

I am surprise how light and how each cookie melts while you munch it and how the sweetness is just right. I will check it next time if they have a bigger bag because i liked it. 

I tell you check this one out on your next grocery shopping. ;)

SM Tweet Day Sale - Win Shopping GC's

It's another 3 Day Sale happening at SM Stores in just a few days and to celebrate this occasion SM launched again another promo just like they had last year. 
It's the Tweet-Day Sale Promo were followers from Twitter can win gift certificates worth P5,000 and not just one but 10 winners will be drawn. This is our time to join the fun and pray for luck (haha!). 
Mechanics below:


1. Follow @thesmstore (http://twitter.com/thesmstore) on Twitter 
2. Tweet " Win @thesmstore North Edsa Tweet-Day Sale! " with hashtag #smtweetdayNE
3. Attach promo poster when you tweet.
4. Ten (10) Winners of P5,000 each will be announced on January 30, 2014, 12:00 noon.
5. Claiming of Shopping Certificates will be on January 31, 10:00am at The SM North Edsa Prestige Lounge.
6. Validity of Shopping Certificates is from Jan 31 to Feb 2, 2014 only.
7. Shopping Certificates are valid only at the SM Store North Edsa. 8. Promo runs until January 30, 2014 only so tweet now!

Send those tweets now guys and may the odds be on our favor! ;)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Got my White Linen perfume prize from Estee Lauder Philippines

Last December 2013 my name was announced at Estee Lauder Philippines as the winner of their FFOTW (featured fragrance of the week), my prize was a full size bottle of Estee Lauder White Linen. 
How did I win? I only posted a short story comment from the photo on their wall featuring their #FFOTW White Linen. 
I remember that scent during childhood days, how that smells reminds me of people in my life and how  I remember them. The days of a weekend breezy and calm days of my childhood life. It was like going back and riding my own back to the past capsule. 
That short story won the heart of the ELP... And yay, After a few exchange of text message from Ms.Erika regarding the claiming and shipment of my prize I got it yesterday via Air21 courier service. 

                    Selfie with my bottle of Estee Lauder White Linen perfume. 
You can check out Estee Lauder Philppines Facebook page to join their #FFOTW contest and may the odds be with you and be fab.
Thank you ELP! 

Friday, January 10, 2014

Thank You Lotte Xylitol Wish Upon A Smile Promo

Late November of 2013 I came across a blog post wherein she reviewed some gum with Xylitol from Lotte. I saw this brand in the candy section of SM supermarket but never had the chance to buy it. In the blog post she mentioned there about the promo Lotte will be holding over at their Facebook page. It is a photo contest of Mommy and kid in it showing their best smile and Mommy or Dad can wish for a gift for his or her kid this Christmas. Wishing of gifts depends upon the weekly theme posted. 

Since day1 I started posting our photo with the best smile and gift wish i had for my daughter. Luckily, I won the first week consolation prize and this was sent to me as my prize. 
Tubes and packs of assorted flavors of Lotte Xylitol gums plus P500 ($12) gift certificate. 

It wasn't just me who was happy about the prize but my kids too! I was able to use the GC to buy some items in the grocery last Christmas season. Lotte Xylitol really made us SMILE! :D
Thank you! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

M&M's Chocolate Varieties

How much do you love chocolates? From the simple chocolate bits and bars to the most luscious variety of chocolate, I confess my love for chocolates! 
Chocolate can cure my negative vibes and can always lift up my mood when I am not feeling as great as a Sunday morning breeze. 

Over the holidays which was totally celebrated with family and food, we got some bags of M&M's... Yep so common is the chocolate brand right? What got me excited was the variety of M&M's. 
First up, 

M&M's mint! 
This is a minty variety of M&M's each piece is a bit larger than the regular size pieces of plain M&M's (sorry forgot to take picture of the inside) :)
The assorted shade of green coat is where the excitement of minty taste flavor can be discovered with the usual chocolate taste of M&M's inside. 
This got much the approval from all of us.

Second bag,

M&M's Raspberry with dark chocolate. 
The nicest color! Assorted raspberry shade coated dark M&M's chocolate was a hit!
We love how the raspberry flavor plus the dark chocolate combined. Though the dark chocolate was mild and subtle to taste. I was expecting a more dark chocolate flavor from the first dib but it wasn't. 

Last and final bag,

M&M's White chocolate candy corn bag
We opened this one yesterday, the yellow and orange color can bright up your senses but the flavor inside was not too exciting. Since it was a white chocolate for a M&M brand this is something new for us. Assortment of orange, white and yellow candy coated white chocolate which is the same color as the cady corn treat can be seen inside with almost the size of the regular M&M peanuts pieces. The white chocolate is not that good as the usual brown chocolate we are use to. After a few pieces the bag was kept in a ziplock (guess for later consumption hehe). 

Over all having the most likes from us... M&M's raspberry in dark chocolate holds the first place, next is the M&M's mint then last is the candy corn variety.

Have you tried these varieties yet? Do we have the same taste?

***My views is solely personal, no compensation was made. 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Regent Mochi - Japanese Style Glutinous Rice Cakes

I have been so curious about this product since the first time I saw it on one of my FB friend's timeline. I was able to buy a couple of bags from the grocery shopping at SM Supermarket. 

A bag of Regent Mochi assorted and one bag of Ube flavored Mochi.

This one is from the assorted bag which contains 10 pieces of this single mochi in different flavors. This one is buko pandan flavor. 
The inside of the mochi has this sweet bean paste just enough to taste it. Each bag of assorted mochi sells for P57.50 and the Ube mochi which comes in 6pieces per bag cost at P67.00.
My kids loves the flavor of the white and pineapple mochi, i'd go for the ube mochi.

Mochi resembles the taste and texture of the Chinese butchi which you can order in every Chinese deli. For the price, it is a little expensive compared to the freshly cooked butchi but readily available if you crave for the same taste. 

Will I buy next time? Yep, for the taste and how  convenient the packaging plus the kids liked it. 
Have you tried this product? Your verdict?  

MOM 24/7 2014 Planner

Yesterday I got a text from Manong guard that a package was waiting for me here at the office. My Mom planner from The Mommy Journey  which was my prize from her blog giveaway several weeks ago came at the right time. 

My lovely Mom 24/7 planner with psychedelic print.

I was so excited to browse all the pages of the planner and checked on the birthdates of my family members on which day it fall to. 

Another nice thing about this planner is has this several discount coupons which a Mommy can avail and purchse item with discounts. 
I have a co-worker that is preggo right now and gave her some coupons which she can use to buy at SM malls or even at Harbor Point mall. 

My girl started to doodle art on some of the pages 💖

I am just happy right now with my Mom planner... Thank you Ms.Christine of The Mommy Journey!
Happy New Year to all. 

Cookies Bear Cookies

Last grocery shopping we discovered this pink flower pouch bag which contains bear shape butter cookies inside. So dainty is the packaging and the best part of it is it only cost P27.50 at Puregold supermarket. 

Pink foil pouch bag contains 70 grams of butter and chocolate cookies. 
Product of Thailand. 

My girl who loves cookies and chocolate gets so excited by the look of the bag and what's inside the bag. 

Cutest bear shape for snack while doing her Kumon Math. 

The cookie is not too sweet... It also has this smell of baby formula powder and it's crunchy!
I would buy this again once we do our grocery shopping this weekend. 
Have you try this product yet? 
Oh wait it's almost the weekend... Time just passed by and we are done with our holiday vacation. 
Have a good TGIF everyone.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Philippines 2014 Official Holiday Schedule

Today is the second day of January 2014 and as early as now National Holidays schedule were posted and released by Malacanang. 
What dates to expect this year and plans for the scheduled holiday long weekend, I just jotted down the dates and I so stoked for the Christmas and New Year vacation schedule for this year. It's a whopping 11 days! 

Photo courtesy of Manila Bulletin Facebook page. 

There will be more holiday announcements with the months specially Ramadan and other holidays within the year. Go check it out! :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone!

2013 has been a good year for me and my family, financial we survived and healthwise after some accidents that happened to my family members they are now recovering very well. Trials did really tested us...but I am just happy that we made it. 

As we begin our countdown which will start in just a few hours, are you excited for what is up ahead for us this 2014? Are you ready to start to write your pages for 2014?
For now I am excited for the New Year's Eve countdown which will happened at the Boardwalk at Subic Bay Freeport. Our camp tent is set to go and the rest of the food are done for cooking. 

My last blog post for this year 2013! 

Happy New Year from BitsEnPieces! 

***photo by me