Thursday, February 20, 2020

Mother's Day is just Around the Corner

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

The day is passing by so fast, Valentines Day just went by so quickly and in just a few months, Mother's Day is almost here! 

With all the flowers, chocolates and dinner treat for our family and special someone, we are now again, focused with one of the best people in our lives, our Mother! The word Mother comes in many different words, in many different languages and dialects. 
Mom, Mum, Mommy, Ma, Nanay, Ina, Inay, and a lot more to mention. 
"Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March or May."

This person also comes in many different personas, a mother does not only apply to that biological person who bears you throughout the pregnancy but also to the psychological aspect of being a mother. A person you can rely on and be your confidant. The mother figures no matter what gender it possesses. 

One way to show our gratitude and love to our dearest Moms is sending or even personally giving them some gifts. As a Mom myself, simple gestures such as flowers can mean a lot to me, those vibrant and colorful bunch of flowers can make a big difference in this celebration. Because flowers are worldwide available and with the technology nowadays, you can order or even locate the nearest flower delivery service in your locality. There are a lot of mobile applications or you can search the internet where you can key in, eg. "best NYC florist" and everything is there, and also payments can be easily transacted too! 

There is no way or any excuse for you not to remember your Mom this coming Mother's Day, show them how you appreciate and remember them by sending them flowers. 

More Mother's Day tips to come... 


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

What is an Ideal and Practical Gift for Women?

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

February is love month out of the months of the whole year this is the month that we mostly celebrate love for family, friends, and our dearest ones. How did you celebrate Valentine's Day? Was this Valentine's day extra special? 

Across different platforms of social media Valentine's day was celebrated from the simplest to an extravagant way of celebrating. Flowers in bouquet arrangements, chocolates, clothes, and jewelry were posted online. 

Here is one photo of the grandest and biggest bouquet of roses received as a hearts day gift. Grand right? 

Some celebrated hearts day by pampering themselves and treating themself to a spa or a relaxing getaway to shopping. Among the ladies who are reading this, which do you prefer for a gift to someone or yourself? 

Being practical, I am into self-care, giving myself a treat or something special for myself. As a Mom, the most typical things I can consider as a treat is buying some pieces of clothes or even a new set of undergarments or lingerie. Yes, you heard it right undergarments!
 Feeling good and looking good can make a woman start their day right. Confidence and self-esteem can make a woman powerful in her own right. 
No matter what body shape a woman has nothing compares to a new set of undergarments that she can wear underneath her everyday clothing.

Personally, going to the stores to find pieces of a plus-size body shaper can be a little difficult moreover when you are shopping in an Asian store. 

The best way is to go online, there are a lot of trusted stores on the internet which cater to different sizes and most especially different styles. When I checked this site, Loverbeauty, I was fascinated with the designs and styles. I spent hours scrolling down their pages and everything looks promising and beautiful. 

From hiphugger bodysuit shapewear to boyleg full body shaper to a more defined and specific shaper panty, I found their pieces look stylishly comfortable, feminine and durable. I would love to own some pieces from their collection. The above photos are my pick! 

I have not bought anything from their store but I am considering. 

Mother's day is just around the corner and you might want to treat your wife or your mother with some new set of undergarments? 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Press Release | A Fresh Start for Fruitas and Taal

Manila, Philippines - Leading food and beverage kiosk operator, Fruitas Holdings, Inc. (FHI), listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol FRUIT, has donated Php100,000 cash and Php100,000 worth of goods including water and juices to the municipality of Taal. The residents of Taal were affected by the major ashfall brought about the Taal volcano 

“It has been always our mission to give back to the community and help our countrymen in times of need” said FHI President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Lester Yu. “Since our listing on the PSE, we are more empowered to provide meaningful service to Filipinos” he added.
The mayor of the heritage town of Taal, Hon. Pong Mercado, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Fruitas for generously contributing towards the repair of rehabilitation of the community.
Fruitas had also donated 200 boxes of Fruitas bottled water last January 14 and 15 for the displaced individuals and families from the volcanic disaster. Bottled water was disseminated through the help of ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya and GMA Kapuso Foundation, the company’s partners for this endeavor.
These latest initiatives form part of the Touched by Fruitas program, which also community feeding, scholarship grants, basketball clinics, and local community support. The growth of the company has enhanced its ability to extend service and give back to Filipinos.

Fruitas Holdings Inc., listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange under the symbol FRUIT, is the leading group in the food kiosk industry in the Philippines. From a single Fruitas stall opened in 2002, the group ended 2019 with 1,068 stores across the country and over 20 brands in its portfolio, which includes well-loved food concepts Fruitas Fresh from Babot’s Farm, Buko Loco, Buko ni Fruitas, De Original Jamaican Pattie, Johnn Lemon, Juice Avenue, Black Pearl, Friends Fries, The Mango Farm, 7,107 Halo Halo Islands, Shou La Mien Hand-Pulled Noodles and Sabroso Lechon. For more information visit:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

There is this television series that I saw streaming online about surgery gone wrong. The show presents cases of patients who underwent plastic surgery that went wrong and seeking reconstructive surgery to this group of doctors. Most of the cases presented in the series are mishandled cases of the previous plastic surgeon that made the procedure and eventually, facial deformities became evident. 
On my initial reaction, I was shocked by how a person suffered emotionally and physically ridicule of the public. Not being judgmental in a way, people can be rude sometimes because once you see someone in the street that looks odd or has something different especially in their facial structure one will glance and will take that second look, without knowing what happened. 

After watching one episode I went to do some readings and learn more. 

What is cosmetic surgery? 
Cosmetic Surgery: Focused on Enhancing AppearanceThe procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. Aesthetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Since cosmetic procedures treat areas that function properly, cosmetic surgery is designated as elective. Cosmetic elective procedures are performed by doctors from a variety of medical fields, including plastic surgeons.Types of Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:
  • Breast Enhancement: Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction
  • Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox®, Filler Treatments 
What is plastic surgery? 

Plastic Surgery: Focused on Repairing Defects to Reconstruct a Normal Function & AppearancePlastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is, by definition, reconstructive in nature. While many plastic surgeons choose to complete additional training and perform cosmetic surgery as well, the basis of their surgical training remains reconstructive plastic surgery. In fact, in 1999, the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons changed its name to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to more strongly communicate the message that “plastic and reconstructive surgeons are one and the same.”¹Types of Plastic Surgery Procedures:
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Repair Surgery
  • Congenital Defect Repair: Cleft Palate, Extremity Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

A good example image of Rhinoplasty surgery (eg. Cosmetic Surgery)

Cleft palate deformity (eg. Plastic Surgery)

The scope that a patient can benefit in considering plastic surgery procedure: 
  1. Enhance self-confidence and self-esteem
  2. Improving appearance
  3. Young looking and positive outlook in life

Is plastic surgery safe? This might be the major factor for a patient who wishes to undergo surgery. 

Surgery can go wrong and unsafe when you bend the rules in medicine. 

Always consider the following when undergoing a surgery procedure: 

Consult a licensed doctor to will make your procedure. This will be the main factor for a successful surgery. A professional plastic surgeon went to rigorous study and experience in his specialization. 

Study the procedure, you need to know what and how the surgery will be done to you. Knowledge of the procedure can give you an idea and maybe the key to fast recovery.

Financial capability, undergoing surgery means expenses. From the doctor's professional fees, hospitalization and also days of your recovery. 

Family and friends support when someone undergoes medical confinement and procedure family and friends support is an essential part of recovery. Going through the phase of healing and getting back on track once you are checked-in and being discharged in the hospital requires family or friends support. You couldn't drive alone when you are discharged from the hospital or getting-by around the house will all the bandages and medication assistance. 

Make a firm decision! You cannot ask the doctor to stop in the middle of the procedure because you change mind although you are under anesthesia. :) 

What are your views and opinions about plastic and cosmetic surgery? 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Car Repair and Services Can Be Done at Home with RepairSmith

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

Our time is mostly occupied with everything around us, although there are many ways to plan and organize your time and schedule there are times that the time you have is so limited. As a working Mom, I can relate to this! As much as I wanted to have things done on time, it is sometimes impossible and I know you all will agree to this. Thankfully, some things you need can be done in just a few taps on your phone. From food delivery services to medicine and now car services can be provided easily. 

Let me focus on this one area that I always find it very tedious to deal with when our vehicle dies down all of a sudden. This area is my Achilles heel and my stress level would reach its peak when it comes to car repairs. I remember one time I need to drop off the kids to school and pick them up in the afternoon and drive them to their sports practice our car did not start. All I have that time was two kids complaining and a non-working car, I can't imagine things not done on time and making the kids upset about the situation.

My weakest point in an area where I couldn't process quick, but thankfully, there is this car service that can tend to my emergency car needs in an instant. I found one car repair service in my area and they are offering home service.

RepairSmith offers repair and car maintenance. They repair directly to your driveways or if needed they can service your vehicle in the nearest service shop located in your area. 

More about this company's services:
  • Any car service needs like oil-change to major car services needed.
  • They offer upfront pricing.
  • Online booking.
  • After-hours support.
  • Service warranty.
  • 12-month | 12,000mile warranty 
  • 7 Days a week service availability

Currently, RepairSmith services the Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, as well as the Bay Area and Sacramento. And, they have plans to roll out to other major cities this year. 


As a Mom, the most basic thing I consider of getting any service I need is the budget. I cannot go over-board budget-wise. Although, I can budget on car maintenance which is very much needed when it comes to sudden car repairs and services can drain the budget. So picking what is best and matches one's budget is necessary. 

Consider customer feedback, this is where you can get a reliable source for service. 

Consider that services can be done within your location, convenience is the key especially for busy Moms like us. 

Fast service, you wouldn't want to wait for hours and hours for the service you need. 

Based on what I saw on RepairSmith's website they provide these things. 
So next time I'd be needing any car service fast and convenient I will surely try RepairSmith! 

Have you tried their service before? Let me know your story. 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

What is Sustainable Energy and How we can Apply it on Everyday Living

***This is a sponsored post, this article is written by me, opinions and views are 100% mine.

We live in today's world with fast-paced technology and innovations. When we talk about technology, electricity consumption goes hand in hand. One of the best examples of how we widely consume electricity is the usage of mobile phones, which is an account of millions as we talk. Mobile phones are the very basic technology of a single person in existence, it is a powerful tool for information in an instant. 

We rely on technology for information.

The larger the amount of use for technology the greater and vast amount of energy is needed. This is where the practice of sustainable energy should be practice. 

What is sustainable energy? 
Sustainable energy is the practice of using energy in a way that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." 
"Meeting the world's needs for energy sustainably is widely considered to be one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century. Worldwide, nearly a billion people lack access to electricity, and around 3 billion people rely on smoky fuels such as wood, charcoal or animal dung to cook. These and fossil fuels are a major contributor to air pollution, which causes an estimated 7 million deaths per year. Production and consumption of energy emit over 70% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions."
Douglas Healy, a renowned attorney, and advocate of renewable energy discussed further the topic at Augustafreepress.

In some very small ways that we practice sustainable energy in everyday life can prevent additional damage to what we have right now. Sustainable energy practices at home can be a great impact when everyone can practice it. 

 You can do some of the things listed below, start in small ways

  • Minimalism- lessen the household and personal things that needed electricity to power.
  •  Purchase energy-saving appliances- such as refrigerators, washing machines, television sets, and kitchen gadgets. Energy-saving appliances are being promoted in the market today. If your current appliances needed a replacement for such energy-saving ones, do so.
  • Replace lights- if you are using Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) or Incandescent Light Bulbs better replace those with LED lights or Light Emitting Diode for lesser electricity consumption.
  • Car-pool, bike or walk- maximize the use of an automobile, use the car for carpooling; it will save time, money for gas, and lessen the emission of carbon dioxide which is one of the contributory factors of air pollution. Bike or walk your way around, a healthy way to exercise your body according to your pace without exerting too much effort. 
  • A routine check of plugged devices- make a habit of checking the usually plugged appliances and charging cables for gadgets. Plugged appliances and charging cables even when not in use can consume electricity. 
  • Switching to the use of natural cleaning materials- many cleaning agents in the market contain chemical agents that are harmful when flushed in the sewerage. Both air pollution and water pollution contributory. 
  • Natural light- the use of natural light from the window can help reduce the use of electric light.
  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle- the three powerful R's. 

Small steps can make a difference. How do you practice sustainable energy in your everyday living? 

Thursday, January 23, 2020



Chinese health officials warned the public that the SARS-like deadly coronavirus could be mutating and is spreading quickly. The death toll is rising & the number of cases is up!

Be alert and know how to protect yourself from this deadly infectious disease.

#WuhanChina #Chinavirus #Coronavirus #publichealth #GlobalAwareness

***credits to the photo owner.

Coronaviruses are types of viruses that typically affect the respiratory tract of mammals, including humans. They are associated with the common cold, pneumonia, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and can also affect the gut.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Sinulog Festival Dance Performance- Viva Pit Señor!

Earlier this morning my daughter and her classmates performed their dance presentation along with the other groups. I assisted her with the costume which is a little elaborate and needs assistance. Their dance is the Sinulog Festival dance and to give you a hint of what the festival means please check the description below.

The Sinulog-Santo Niño Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City and is the center of the Santo Niño Catholic celebrations in the Philippines.
The festival is considered to be the first of most popular festivals in the Philippines, with every celebration of the festival routinely attracting around 1 to 2 million people from all over the Philippines every year. Aside from the religious aspect of the festival, Sinulog is also famous for its street parties, usually happening at night before and on the night of the main festival.
Other places like Kabankalan City, Maasin City, Balingasag Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, Butuan City, and Pagadian City also have their own version of the festival in honor of Santo Niño.
The word Sinulog comes from the Cebuano adverb sulog which roughly means "like Water current movement;" it describes the forward-backward movement of the Sinulog dance. The dance consists of two steps forward and one step backward, done to the sound of drums. 
This event is frequently used as basis for most Sinulog dances, which dramatize the coming of the Spaniards and the presentation of the Santo Niño to the Queen. A popular theme among Sinulog dances is Queen Juana holding the Santo Niño in her arms and using it to bless her people who were often afflicted with sickness believed to be caused by demons and other evil spirits.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Netflix Bingeworthy Movies and TV Shows- My Picks!

Over the holidays we were able to binge on movies and tv shows on Netflix and, boy we got all the good stuff!

There were new movie releases and some were dated back and newly updated on the site, also the tv shows and new season series which we have been waiting for to air again.

These are the list of movies and tv shows we binged watch before the year ends and mostly during the holiday break:

TV Shows/ Series

(Psychological thriller, Crime Fiction)- Season2- 10 Episodes.
What would you do for love? For a brilliant male bookstore manager who crosses paths with an aspiring female writer, this question is put to the test. A charming yet awkward crush becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager's obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle --including people -- that stands in his way of getting to her.
From the initial season, we were drawn with the character of Joe, the twist and turn of the story every episode was exciting and led us to think of what happened and what will happen next. Although the final episode of the first season led to the death of Beck it was a right twist to the story. Season 2 was exciting too, the revelations and then the love twist, in the end, will keep the viewers hanging and wanting for more. No official announcement yet for Season 3. 

The Crown
(Drama- History- Historical Period Drama)- Season 3, 10 Episodes.
Based on an award-winning play ("The Audience") by showrunner Peter Morgan, this lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) from the 1940s to modern times. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended the throne at age 25 after the death of her father, King George VI. As the decades' pass, personal intrigues, romances, and political rivalries are revealed that played a big role in events that shaped the later years of the 20th century.
From Season 2 of The Crown who was played by Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, I was drawn to the story of every episode. I love and enjoyed every scene. I was engaged to the characters that made me do some extended research about the characters and the portrayed historical personalities, just to know more! Surprised with the new characters but it went well throughout the season. Season 4 will likely premiere this year 2020. 

The Affair
(Drama‎, ‎Mystery‎, Psychological drama)- Season 5, 12 Episodes.
A married waitress, Alison, starts an extramarital affair with Noah, an accomplished teacher and budding novelist. The repercussions of their affair begin to destabilise their respective marriages.
 For the last five years, I followed the life of Noah, Alison, Helen, and Cole. Ending to the death of Alison which left me with sadness and even more when the show finally bid goodbye. I was always in the hopes of a happy ending with this show. Wanting the characters to go back to where there were and everything that happened be forgotten. I was hoping for more episodes! It saddens me how Noah was left alone (spoiler alert!) and old, though their kids forgave and grew up understanding their Mom's (Helen) love for their Dad. For me, Joanie's character was a bit odd in the last few episodes of the future time in the story.

Alias Grace
(Drama)- Miniseries with 6 episodes.
Based on the 1996 Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, "Alias Grace" tells the story of young Grace Marks, a poor Irish immigrant and domestic servant in Upper Canada who is accused and convicted of the 1843 murder of her employer and his housekeeper. Stablehand James McDermott is also convicted of the crime. McDermott is hanged, but Grace is sentenced to life in prison, leading her to become one of the most notorious women of the period in Canada. The story is based on actual 19th-century events.
Another Margaret Atwood novel that was adapted with The Handmaid's Tale novel. I enjoyed the character of Grace Marks along with the other characters. Although, each episode was short the story was exciting, finding out what happened and the real truth.

(Horror Fiction, Gothic Fiction)- Miniseries with 3 episodes.
Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalise the sale of a stately house in London but finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with a vampire Count whose ambition is to conquer the world.
We just finished these miniseries last night and it brought us to many dimensions in time, from the past to the recent time. The character of Agatha Van Helsing was intriguing and yet powerful. Out of the three episodes, episode one was my favorite!

The Sinner
(Crime, Drama, Mystery)- Season 2- 16 episodes
Detective Harry Ambrose investigates various atrocious murder cases and tries to analyze the reasons behind ordinary people committing heinous crimes.
Done both of the seasons in three days! Season one was my favorite so far.

Living with Yourself
(Comedy, Drama)- Season1 -8 Episodes.

A man who is burned out on life and love undergoes a mysterious treatment, only to discover that he has been replaced by a better version of himself.
The pilot episode was exciting but it did not sustain the excitement up to where I paused watching. I will be getting back to this soon!

The Haunting of Hill House
(Drama, Occult Fiction, Horror Fiction)
This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now, adults they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino, and Henry Thomas. Mike Flanagan, a veteran of the horror genre, created the series.
The mixture of sadness and the puzzling events of each episode! I am sad for the characters in the story that they have to endure the consequences of the past. There were disturbing episodes that gave impact to the story. I can't wait for the next book/season (The Haunting of Bly Manor).

Now, let's proceed to the films that had a great impact on my holiday break.

(War, Action, Drama, Sports)
Louis Zamperini, a US Olympic track record holder, pulls himself through a plane crash in the Second World War only to be left at the mercy of nature and eventually caged up as a prisoner of war.
The scenes were they were stranded on the sea were thrilling and heart-breaking at the same time. For 45 days and up to the time they were captured and they became prisoners of war, I kept on saying that if I was born during that day I would have not survived it. I am grateful for our veterans all around the world who fought for peace, truly a story of survival, resilience, and redemption!

The Photographer of Mauthausen
(Crime, History, War)
Based on real events, a photographer tries to save evidence of the horrors committed inside the walls of a Nazi concentration camp in Mauthausen.
Another war movie that emphasizes one true story that happened. The movie showed how powerful photographs are no matter what time or date a scene might happen. The sad truth about this is how the real character died in the early years of his life after the war.

The Two Popes
(Drama, Comedy)

Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis must find common ground to forge a new path for the Catholic Church.
This film led me to do more research and study after seeing it. Some scenes touched my heart and some made me smile. Also, after seeing this Pope Francis went viral because of the slap on the hand of a woman who grabbed him and freed himself during New Year's Eve gathering.

Victoria and Abdul
(Drama, Historical Period Drama)

Abdul Karim, a young prison clerk from India, travels to present Queen Victoria with a mohur on her Golden Jubilee and strikes an unlikely friendship with her.
This was the third time watching this film and I must say it still stays like a new film for me.

What can you say about my list, have you seen any of the tv show or the movies I listed here?