Saturday, July 29, 2017

What is the Perfect Car for Your Family?

***This is a sponsored post.

Purchasing a new car for the family needs a lot of planning and preparation, especially when your budget won't allow you to decide what you want versus on what you need. There are things to consider when purchasing a new car, well we do want what is the best!

There are things to consider when purchasing a new car. For a first-time car buyer, a budget is the first rule. Know your budget limit and everything will follow. To get yourself started to project an specific amount that you and your family can afford. When you're done with this step you can now search for car model, brand, and features. became very useful, their website is equipped with all the information my family needed. The reviews and information I got from them became my baseline for my car research and it leads me to everything I wanted to know. Sticking to one car dealer and service will make you the car owner less of a stress because you know who and what kind of follow-through services you be needing in the coming days.

When your budget and research are done it is now to pick the right car. Maximize test driving the unit along with car's safety feature such as car seat safety including the system latch, off and on of the passenger airbags and the brake system. Easy to install car seats for family's with kids should be considered too. Make room for everything when inside your car, you can add accessory bags and other essentials needed when you're in the car or when the kids are with you. 

Additional points to consider are the limits of the car you will be purchasing. Car usage varies differently from one another depending on what the owner and how many members of the family will be using it. Do not forget that cars are needed to be maintained in all ways possible, this also covers the parking space of your car. By the time you purchase a car it is now considered as a new member of the family and a member of the family needed a good place to stay. A covered and secured parking garage for your car is necessary to prevent damage from weather change and less possibility of it getting stolen. 

I hope these points can give you a wider of scope in buying your car. Enjoy and ride safely!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

How To Know Your Allergen and Have It Treated

Allergies can attack anyone, anywhere at any given time. It is a hypersensitive reaction of the body that comes in contact with an allergen. An allergen can be found in food, drinks, and environment. Studies have shown that most allergens are harmless meaning only a small percentage is only affected by it.

When I was a baby and during my growing up years, my mother always utters the information that I had asthma when I was a baby and eventually outgrown it. I had it from my father's side health history. I cannot remember an incident that asthma took a hold of my daily life as a kid to adulthood. But, taken that I have in me I always think that anytime it can be triggered symptoms will definitely occur, even for a simple allergy attack.

As a health practitioner, I always treat allergies based on what I have learned. I rely on medicine for the most common type of allergies as my first-aid intervention at work. 

And as a Mom, I try to manage it using herbal medications I have at home. Apple cider vinegar, honey, and eucalyptus oil are my basics for home remedy hacks. A mixture of honey and ACV as a concoction helps a lot. Natural agents from a natural source can decrease pain and allergy reactions. It has been well known that aiding an ailment using from natural sources has been practices since the olden times.
Lastly,  when things come to worse I never set aside to resort to anti-histamine drugs I also have in my medicine cabinet. 

To prevent further damage like an anaphylactic shock when allergies are not treated right away or neglected for some reason, always consult with medical specialists like Premier Allergy Doctorslike Dr. Summit Shah  based in Columbus, Ohio.

I remember the last allergy attack I had was when I first ate raw oysters from a friends house. I was a little hesitant to try but I forced myself to taste some. The taste was good, actually, I did like it and had more than what I expected. Less than an hour and still I was in the party, I felt warm and uncomfortable. My skin started to become reddish in color, warm to touch and became itchy. Right there I knew that the oyster I consumed was my allergen. I informed my friends about it and they gave me an antihistamine tablet to ease the symptoms. They brought me to the emergency room just to make sure and in the emergency room, I was given me a shot. 

For a while there I became the party pooper and it was the most memorable medical condition I had. I know many people suffer from this condition and it is not rare, it can be treated.

Friday, July 21, 2017

El Real Malunggay Carrots Healthy Spaghetti Pasta in Tuna Mushroom Kung Pao Sauce

Pasta! Me and my daughter love pasta and when I discovered this Clara Ole Kung Pao pasta sauce we got hooked! A few days ago I mixed the ground chicken in spiral pasta with Clara Ole Kung Pao sauce and my daughter loves the spicy-sweet flavor of it. So I decided to make another batch and this time I included Century tuna in a can. What is so nice about the pasta dish is the new product in the market. 
El Real healthy spaghetti pasta with real malunggay and carrot bits. Come join me as I whisk and turn the delicious goodness of this dish.

El Real Malunggay Carrots Healthy Spaghetti Pasta in Tuna Mushroom Kung Pao Sauce

Basically, you can combine anything in any pasta dish, it really depends on your preference. But, since my daughter likes tuna and this newly found pasta sauce.. tuna it is!

1- pack El Real Healthy Spaghetti with real malunggay and carrot bits made with Durum Wheat Semolina 
Durum semolina pasta: This is the best choice for wheat-based pasta. Durum wheat is a high-gluten, exceptionally hard wheat, while "semolina" refers to the milling texture (that of fine sand, that is). If your pasta has a rich ivory color approaching yellow, you can bet it's been made with durum semolina.
1- pouch of Clara Ole Kung Pao ready mix pasta sauce. (P37.00)
1-can Century tuna flakes in vegetable oil. (P34.00)
1/2-can mushroom slices
1/2-cup Del Monte tomato paste
2-large red onions diced
5-6 cloves of garlic minced
3-tbsp olive oil
sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
*** I also added diced tomatoes for a more flavor and taste.

  • Boil pasta in a pot with a pinch of salt and dash of olive oil to prevent the pasta to stick while cooking. Cook the pasta according to your preference, for me it was about 10 minutes until it was soft to bite. Al dente is not the perfect pasta texture for this because it still leaves the middle crunch in every strand. For sure my daughter would complain. After boiling run the pasta with cold water to stop the cooking process.
  • In a separate pan sautee garlic, onion and tomatoes in olive oil and add the can of tuna including the oil. let it simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the Kung Pao sauce and stir, then add mushroom slices. You can replace or add any vegetable you like.
  • Cover with lid and let it cook until the sauce reduces. 
  • Add sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.

El Real Healthy Spaghetti with real malunggay and carrot bits made with Durum Wheat Semolina. 
Bought it at SM supermarket priced at P49.50 per pack.

El Real Healthy Spaghetti with real malunggay and carrot bits made with Durum Wheat Semolina. "SpagHealthy Goodness Without the Veggie Taste!"
Sweet, spicy malunggay carrots in kung pao tuna mushroom pasta sauce.

You can top it with parmesan cheese or roasted sesame seeds to add more nutty taste in every bite.

Pasta dish you can prepare in less than 30 minutes packed with the healthy goodness of lycopene from the red sauce and Omega 3 fatty acid from the tuna. 
Serve the family something healthy and easy to prepare the pasta meal.
I hope you can try this dish and enjoy as we enjoyed it ourselves. 

Happy weekend.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

MERRIES, Japan's #1 Diaper Brand, is now in the Philippines!

Finding the perfect diaper for your baby's needs can be a frustrating – and sometimes painful process, as a wrong choice, can lead to your baby's discomfort, leakages, and even health concerns. 

Babies’ skin has only about 1⁄2 the thickness of adults' and is very delicate, which is why they need a diaper that provides extra care and comfort. It's a good thing that Merries Diapers, Japan's #1 baby diaper brand for 10 consecutive years, are now available in the Philippines! 

Why do smart moms choose Merries Diapers? Because it offers seven (7) features and benefits : *Tape type features

    · Soft Poo Leak Guard
    · Color-changing wetness indicators
    · Excellent Absorbency and Long Lasting Dryness
    · Exceptional Breathability
    · Ultra Soft and Fluffy Surface that is gentle to baby's delicate skin
    · Soft reusable magic seal
    · Merries Bunnies cute designs

  • Merries diaper is gentle to the babies sensitive skin as the material is so soft from the inside and out while quickly absorbing urine before the skin gets wet, thus preventing rashes and leakage. With a triple layer air-through system (tape type) and airy waist channel (pants type) that releases the heat and moisture inside the diaper, Merries diaper keeps babies’ skin dry and comfortable as they play and sleep.

    Merries diapers are available in Tape type for newborns to toddlers up to 14kg, and Pants type for toddlers and kids from 6 to 22 kg. Get a free small tape pack when you purchase 10 packs of Merries Diaper at any participating stores from now until November 8, 2017. Check out Merries Philippines website and social media Pages for more details.

    Merries brand is the #1 sales in Japan for 10 consecutive years [#1 by brand in Japan Baby Diaper market in term of Sales Value share, based on research SRI data of INTAGE Inc., Japan from Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2016. (total of tape-type and pants-type)]. Merries Diapers are distributed in the Philippines by Vibelle Distribution, Inc. and are exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati, Rockwell, Shangrila, Ayala Cebu, Seda CDO and in Shopwise Festival Alabang, Sucat, Sta Rosa Laguna.
    To get more information and updates about the brand visit follow Merries at Facebook: Merries Philippines and on Instagram & Twitter: @merriesph

Monday, July 17, 2017


When I do grocery shopping I always include snacks for everyone in the family. I find it very convenient to stock up bags of snacks in the pantry. There are some product brands we love to buy because of the taste and flavor although some are very price, I prefer buying large or family bags to share and if needed for "baon" resealable bags will do the trick. 
Potato chips can never go wrong with any snack. Although snacks claim to have that nutritional value, one should limit consuming the whole bag. 

I am glad that I bumped to this product brand from Unilab, they have now their snack product called Crave, specifically made for women! 
To know more about the brand read below.

Crave Healthy is the first snack product in the Philippines that is specifically designed for the pregnant woman by doctors and nutritionists.

It’s NUTRITIOUS because it contains essential nutrients – Folic Acid, Iron, and Calcium that are critical for both the mom and her growing baby. It also has reduced salt and just the right amount of calories that give the pregnant woman that extra energy she needs daily.

It’s DELICIOUS because it tastes just like her regular snack. Crave Healthy is currently available in Sweet Corn flavor and does not have any aftertaste of nutrient fortifications. It helps support the nutritional needs of pregnant women and their developing fetus.

A healthy way to satisfy hunger and food cravings of pregnant women!

A pack of Crave is worth Php 25.00 at 30 grams each. It’s available online at, select Med Express branches, and select Robinsons Supermarket outlets.

ATHENA No Other Milk Understands You Better

ATHENA No Other Milk Understands You Better 
Women like you, who are always on the go, seek to strike a balance between work and personal time to be able to enjoy life to the fullest. That is why you need to stay fit and attractive, to look good and feel good whenever you can. You have unique needs that only women like you truly understand.

Introducing Athena, the milk especially formulated to meet your special nutritional needs.

  • High Calcium essential for optimum bone health. It is also a source of Vitamins D and K, Magnesium and Phosphorus – nutrients to help maintain strong bones 
  • Low in Fat so you can enjoy this beverage without the risk of high caloric intake 
  • Source of Anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A & E and Zinc to help maintain healthy skin and promote optimum immune function. 

Athena, a delicious beverage made just for you. Drink Athena today!

Athena comes in two flavors – Milk (180 grams – Php 130.00; 400 grams – Php 273.00) and Choco (180 grams – Php 130.00). It’s available online at and in-store at Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, and Southstar.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Lookna - Level up your marketing game today

Search engine advertising is said to be the number one marketing trend this year and marketing experts agree that this trend will continue beyond 2017.
In fact, Google - the number one search engine- has continuously improved their platform to accommodate search engine advertisers. Notice how search queries result in providing business entities on the top of Google’s pages? Yes, marketing businesses and brands are taking a giant step forward by using search engine platforms to target local markets.
However, there are cons to search engine marketing and especially Google paid ads and the number one downside to paid advertising is the risk of click fraud. This happens when an advertiser is charged per click-through although algorithms are in place to combat this if you want peace of mind you could look around for some sort of AdWords management service to help protect your investment.
Click fraud is when a business competitor creates a team designated to click on the competition’s link without the intention of taking action once taken on their website. The idea is to deplete the competition’s advertising budget and ultimately, to lessen the chances of reaching a wider audience base.
Other fraudulent activities include the advertisement of non-verified businesses that scam or rip-off unsuspecting customers. An example of how such scams happen is when a phishing website poses as an online shop and capture sensitive information entered by the client. Credit card details, social security number, and other such information are used in illegal and unauthorized activities and this is more commonly known as identity theft.
So how do you avoid getting scammed?
Whether you are an advertiser or a search engine user, it is important to find a hyperlocal search engine that is reliable, secure and legit.
One of these is

Lookna’s platform is created with the best interest of both advertiser and searcher in mind.
For advertisers, Lookna’s security features are seamless. All data entered in upon sign up are encrypted and stored in a database inaccessible to third-party partners. Moreover, the system boasts of fair ads distribution because it doesn’t charge its advertisers per click through. In fact, Lookna is offering its advertising services for free in the meantime and when it’s time to charge fees, subscribers will be informed ahead of time to provide them the option to continue with their subscription or to cease. Once fees are finalized, Lookna assures subscribers/advertisers that the package plans are affordable and are at a fixed monthly price. Again, Lookna will never charge its advertisers per click through to avoid click fraud.
For searchers, Lookna devised a verification method that all signups must complete to get listed on the website. This process ensures that all businesses and service providers advertised on the website are indeed legit. If a searcher is looking for a party planner through Lookna, rest assured that all party planner businesses that will come up on the page are real people providing party planning services and not just some scammer looking for someone to victimize.
Lookna’s system is a win-win for both searcher and advertiser and we’re happy to see small-scale businesses getting a fair chance at gaining online visibility for a minimal to zero cost.

If you are a startup or a small scale business looking for an option to level up your marketing game this year, Lookna is the best option for you. The hyperlocal search engine tool is available in 200 countries worldwide and is looking forward to becoming available all over the globe in the coming months.

Press Release: Interesting Facts About Raisins Did you know that green grapes are the ones commonly used for raisins?

Who doesn’t love raisins? These sweet and juicy treats can make everything better, whether embedded in creamy loaves of bread or eaten on their own. But did you know that raisins were actually discovered by accident? History reveals that the first raisins were discovered back in 2000 BC when grapes were accidentally left to dry in the sun. Ever since then, early civilizations have popularized the use of grapes in its dried form. 
Nowadays, raisins are something that is enjoyed by everyone. Especially for people wanting to live a healthy lifestyle, raisins are good sources of nutrients while also being delicious and filling. But there is more to this food than what we think. For example, did you know that the most commonly used grapes for raisins are the Thompson Green Grapes? About Thompson Grapes

Contrary to popular belief that most raisins are made from red grapes, Thompson grapes rank as the most popular variety in the U.S and in North America where it accounts for 95 percent of grapes produced in the continent. 

All dark brown raisins are specifically made from this variety because they are softer and sweeter than other grapes. Though they are popularly used as raisins, Thompson grapes can also be used as a normal table grape because of their sweetness, firmness, and crispness when fresh. 
Thompson Grapes: The benefits Thompson grapes are very high in carbohydrates and low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Crunchy and rich in vitamins K and C when fresh, this variety is also rich in resveratrol that helps provide antioxidants, dietary fiber, and phytonutrients when dried. The vitamins in Thompson grapes help boost the immune system and improve the body’s blood clotting mechanism. When turned into raisins, resveratrol can assist in reducing the risk of stroke and in strengthening blood vessels. Studies also suggest that resveratrol helps the body get protective action against Alzheimer’s disease, coronary heart disease, and even forms of cancer like melanoma, prostate, and colon cancer. 
Moreover, these dried, sweet bits are also rich in electrolytes, particularly potassium which helps counter hypertension. The health benefits of raisins, especially for people who want to pursue a healthier lifestyle, making them a perfect addition to the diet of health-conscious people. It’s no wonder that raisins made from Thompson Grapes quickly grew in popularity amongst creative food enthusiasts. Many use raisins as ingredients for desserts, even as add-ons to breakfast cereals and other treats. The best pairing so far is raisins on bread. When used together with healthy food like wheat bread, you get a meal that checks all the factors any health buff would have on his or her checklist. Adding raisins or wheat bread adds just the right amount of flavor to make deliciously healthy bread. That is precisely what Gardenia High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf provides: all the health benefits of raisins made from Thompson Grapes and the fiber goodness of all-natural cracked wheat. One slice of this variety gives you 29 percent of your daily dietary fiber needs and helps improve digestive health by improving bowel movement. Moreover, soluble fiber also aids in lowering levels of “bad” cholesterol by moving them out of the body before they’re absorbed which helps, of course, to reduce weight around the abdomen. 

Living healthy can be easy, especially if you know the right foods to include in your diet. Gardenia’s High Fiber Wheat Raisin Loaf makes it easy by turning to an eating habit that can help your overall health.SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

ePerformax Celebrates Talent and 15 Years in the Industry!

It has been 15 years since ePerformax started its journey here in the Philippines as one of the pioneer companies that helped the country grow its contact center and BPO industry. Since then, ePerformax has grown to be the best performing contact center for their clients and the best place to work for their employees. It has always been the company’s vision to maximize the potential of every employee by giving them rigorous training and enough room to grow their career in the direction they choose. Now, ePerformax is gearing up for the future of the industry with confidence it can help employees evolve to the next level – to handle the increasingly more complex customer interactions for ePerformax’s clients. “We have accomplished what we set out to accomplish in the last 15 years,” ePerformax President and CEO, Teresa Hartsaw said to employees and their families during the company’s 15th Anniversary Grand Family Carnival. “You are the ones making ePerformax possible.”

ePerformax President and CEO, Ms. Teresa Hartsaw delivering her opening speech during the company’s 15th Anniversary Grand Family Carnival

What separates anyone working at ePerformax from everyone else in the industry is the company’s “PERFORM culture.” Our culture of performance maximizes everyone’s potential and provides an opportunity for growth and career advancement. “I have seen a lot of people grow and have been fortunate to help them advance their careers,” ePerformax General Manager of its Global Communications & Management Academy, Justin Myers said. “I think that’s the key. We are looking for people who can perform, and we are looking for people who want to capitalize on their talent. We look for talented individuals and then we help them develop their global communications, consultative, leadership, and management skills.”

ePerformax held a job fair during their 15th-anniversary celebration, and applicants were hired on the spot to become the company’s newest batch of recruits

During the ePerformax 15th Anniversary Grand Carnival at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, the company held a job fair for aspiring employees. Applicants were evaluated on site and were able to attend and participate in all of the festivities if they were invited to start training. Preparing candidates to apply for a client program at ePerformax is the training goal of the company’s Global Communications & Management Academy. “We probably have the longest training among other contact centers in the country today,” Justin Myers said. “Recruits must be willing to give us their potential, and they are assured we will provide them with the training they need to be successful. It is pretty much finding a diamond in the rough and creating a beautiful gem.”  

ePerformax’s 15th Anniversary Grand Family Carnival featured the company’s talented teams who supported their bets for the Anniversary King and Queen, as shown with the elaborate costumes they wore

ePerformax’s 15th Anniversary event welcomed new trainees, celebrated tenured employees, and featured many employees’ talents and passion beyond their work. The afternoon started with a motorcade of floats designed and created by ePerformax employees from different departments and created a spotlight for each department’s nomination for the ePerformax Anniversary King and Queen. Once the parade floats arrived at the concert grounds, the Anniversary King and Queen contestants were asked tough questions in front of the audience of nearly 4,000. They were judged on their answers, composure, and confidence. Whether ePerformax employees are vying for the position of Anniversary King or Queen or resolving customer problems, ePerformax challenges employees to “deliver their best.”

“This is a business of global professionals and the requirements for superior communication and performance are much higher than most professions out there,” Teresa emphasized. “We talk to people around the globe, helping them solve their problems. Most people have no idea how tough your job is,” to which all of the employees in attendance agreed with a resounding cheer at the statement. “It is a great job, but it is a tough job, and we’re going to prepare every one of you to be successful as the course of our industry evolves to the next level in partnership with Artificial Intelligence.” Teresa added. The evening was filled with more cheers as everyone watched all the talent segments. And it even got more exciting when the winners for the Anniversary King and Queen, eP’s Got Talent, and the Best Float were to be announced. All the winners stood proudly for their co-workers as the crowd cheered on and got ready for the after-party.

Six pairs of ePerformax’s most talented men and women battled it out to become the Anniversary King and Queen, who are now tasked to be the company’s ambassadors in supporting recruiting efforts for new talent to join the company (in photo L-R: Chief Operating Officer, Dennis Lindley; Anniversary Queen, ; President and CEO, Teresa Hartsaw; Anniversary King

The party was a grand celebration, but in another way, it was a kickoff. “In fact, I have been saying to everyone that after 15 years of hard work and success, it feels like we are at the beginning again with a lot of new technology and challenges. That’s why we must look toward the future,” Teresa emphasized. “Artificial Intelligence is advancing at such a rapid pace. It is increasing the self-service options and replacing basic representative functions. That’s both good and bad. Good for the customer because self-service is typically more efficient and good for the company because it is less expensive. The bad will be if the BPO industry does not evolve with the changing needs of the clients and customers, much of what we do today will no longer be a viable service. ePerformax is planning on being very viable by focusing on skill development at all levels of the company and adapting fast to these changes now, so we can continue to grow and celebrate our successes in the future.”

Baste charms his way into our homes in the NeuBake commercial

With all the activities he goes through every day, Baste always looks forward to a big and hearty merienda. After his daily noontime show, Eat Bulaga, he spends time studying, having fun with his friends, and playing outdoors. That’s why when he gets home, he’s hungry and looks forward to the merienda that Mommy Sheila prepares. Usually, it’s a super-sized sandwich made with NeuBake bread.

This is the inspiration behind the newest commercial for NeuBake Super Slice, the newest white bread from Gardenia, and the latest endorsement from Baste. In the new TVC, we see Baste arriving at home after playing basketball outside. Hungry, he requests Mommy Sheila to prepare his favorite merienda, a ham and egg sandwich. Mommy tells him that she’ll make one sandwich for him, and Baste is worried whether he’ll be satisfied with just one sandwich.

Then, Mommy Sheila shows him that she’ll make a sandwich using NeuBake, the latest white bread from Gardenia. She prepares it lovingly, gives it to Baste, and he’s immediately surprised at how big the sandwich is. Mommy explains that only NeuBake comes in Super Slices. 

Thea Tan, Marketing Director for NeuBake explains that the commercial was based on Baste’s hearty appetite and the fact that his favorite merienda is a sandwich: “When we talked to Mommy Sheila, she said that Baste really loves sandwiches, and that’s what he usually asks for after taping or playing outside. That story was the inspiration for the TVC.”

NeuBake Super Slice comes in slices that are bigger than the usual white bread. You’ll immediately see it in the new packaging which is horizontal, which makes it easier to get the bread and enjoy it. It’s a bread that will satisfy the heartiest of appetites, just like Baste’s.

As the commercial continues, we see Mommy Sheila serving the sandwich to Baste and he’s immediately excited by the size. He sees that the sandwich is perfect for his super-sized appetite, and takes one big bite, then another, then another. After finishing the sandwich, he rubs his tummy in approval and says that he’s Super Busog, thanks to the Super Slice of NeuBake. The commercial is now on air and is currently charming the viewers, thanks to Baste.

And now, you can enjoy super-sized sandwiches that are sure to give you super satisfaction. Just like Baste, all you need is a pack of NeuBake, and you’ll get bread that’s super-sized, to make you super busog. Best of all, it comes in a super tipid pack that’s just P29!

NeuBake is now available in leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. The NeuBake Super Tipid Pack comes with the classic white bread, and healthy wheaten bread. So, whatever your kids are craving for, you’re sure to be able to satisfy their big appetites with NeuBake.

If you’re looking for sandwich ideas and other ways to satisfy your kid's big appetites for bread, visit

Midea and Solane bringing in kitchen solutions at LPG Forum 2017

Midea, the world’s leading manufacturer of consumer appliances, participated recently in an LPG forum that brought together stakeholders from the government, refineries, LPG plants, LPG distribution companies, technology providers, and investors in the industry. With Midea’s partnership with Solane, a household name that has provided Filipinos with quality LPG, the latter highlighted the different uses of LPG in a household which showcased Midea’s lineup of gas ranges. 

Midea has been providing Filipino households with friendly home solutions, including new products to their lineup of kitchen appliances that could make any home a center for feasts and many other gatherings. They have 3 new models of gas range and oven that are meant to bring out the chef in every family member. 

Midea has a 50-centimeter gas range with 4 gas burners and a 58-liter oven, and the other has 3 gas burners, a hot plate, and a 58-liter oven. The last one is a 60-centimeter gas range with 4 gas burners and a 65-liter oven. Anyone in the family who enjoys cooking will surely have a treat with these gas ranges, as they are gas efficient, easy to use, and at the same time, has stylish and an elegant look— something that would definitely look good in the kitchen. 

With Midea’s line of quality and durable gas ranges and Solane’s continuous service in providing quality LPG in households, their participation in the LPG forum may bring the industry forward and provide solutions for the future. For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at and Facebook page

About Midea 

Midea, one of the world's largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines! 

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea's global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC's Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world-class brand a better understanding of the Filipino's needs.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

SM City Olongapo Biggest Accessories Sale June 30- July 15!

Typical weekends at home especially my time are always planned for home. It is my time to stock-up and refills everything we need for the coming week. Filling-up things in the kitchen, do the laundry plus do and run some errands the normal stuff my time and energy are being consumed. 

Last night I feel like going to the mall to buy undergarments and to add some few pairs of white school socks for my mini-me. 

When we were with the kids and accessories section we found a pack of white socks that we needed. Amidst the chaotic environment inside the department store, I did not look around...not until the sales lady informed me that the pair of socks I going to pay was on sale! When I heard the word sale my mind felt at peace and excited at the same time. Well, you know that feeling when you go shop for sale items... that feeling!

So, my eyes looked around and finding out that there are a lot of items that were included in the sale then I remembered that I saw this ad on Facebook. I and mini-me looked around and I instantly picked up a shopping basket because for sure I'm going to get something. :)

And, I am right! 
We were able to score some hair accessories we like. My mini-me got a new gray hat which she loves so much when she tried it on and the size was perfect for her. One striped- gray color headband plus the original item we needed to buy in the first place; four pairs of white school socks.

For my haul, I got one black hat plus a couple of hair clips. All these items were at half the price marked down. I paid P428 for an original price of P956. It was a good deal and we love all the items we got! 

You can still visit SM City Olongapo for the Biggest Accessories Sale until July 15 and grab some pieces you can use for school and office. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebration of Life, a Free Overnight Stay at Terrace Hotel Subic

It was a perfect timing to use the prize we got from Panoramictrip Facebook page promo last weekend. A whole day of relaxation away from our usual routine at home, plus we celebrated life as a member of our family added a year to his calendar.

The overnight stay was a prize my son won over the Facebook promo a couple of months ago. After several calls to the hotel to book the stay we finally arrived and checked-in our room. I will walk you through the photos and will let you know some of the positive and negative comments about our experience.

Terrace Hotel Executive Terrace room upon entry. One king size bed on the left and the dresser cabinet on the right. One lounge chair and a flat screen tv on the far right plus a chair and a vanity mirror. 

One king size bed with two pillows were presented to us. For travelers and hotel guests, this is the area of the room that is most likely defines your stay, the bed. 

The coffee and tea area including the mini refrigerator below.

The cabinet, safe and one disposable laundry bag.

The bathroom sink, mirror, and hairdryer.

The bathtub + shower.

The balcony facing the seaside view of Subic Bay. 

Since the prize was only good for two adults, we added and pay one adult to stay less the bed for P300 and we were able to use their complimentary stay for children 12 years old below. The prize inclusions were; two welcome cocktail drinks at the bar, two breakfast buffet and the use of the pool and wi-fi connection. The fee for additional adult covers all the amenities excluding the breakfast and the kid was charged P295. The hotel rate for this room is P6,300 per night. 

We are grateful for this prize from Panoramic trip as this was our first time to stay at Terrace Hotel Subic. 

Here are some of the things we noticed during our stay.
  • A coffee cup has a lipstick stain! We brought the cup to the front desk and handed it to their male staff. I will post the photo of the cup later.
  • If you noticed the bed they only provided two small pillows making the bed uninviting. We asked for added pillows including pillow for one paid guest, they brought up two flat pillows. 
  • As we checked-in they knew that we paid an additional person to stay, still, we called the front desk to provide additional bath towels and toiletries. Overall the toiletries that were placed in the room is not enough even for the initial two guests. Slippers were provided for only a single person.
  • The vanity corner was dusty.
  • The pool has rules and regulations for use, but when we got there half of the people who were in the pool are not in proper swimming attire. The girls are wearing colored brassieres for their top and some men were in boxers shorts. 
  • No toilet bidet.
  • The shower-bathtub is not conducive for showering as it creates a sound that has a hollow inside added to it was the plastic material used.
  • Lastly, there was a cockroach on the floor.
For a paying guest, they might not consider to check-in here again. Hopefully, the management can take note of these items for them to prioritize some points to improve. 

Again, we are grateful for the prize because we had time to bond as a family, my notes were just items for improvement... as we love Subic Bay, Olongapo our hometown. 

You might want to check out the schedule for the IRONMAN Philippines-Subic for next year.