Last November 30, 2018, the lakwatsera tandem of Mommy V & Raix went to Ayala Malls Solenad Nuvali, to witness and be part of Del Monte’s early Christmas treat.
Del Monte Spaghetti Sauces treated families to an excitingly different spaghetti experience by sampling all five of their delicious spaghetti sauce flavors in their Del Monte “Spag Sarap Squad Headquarters” – Carbonara, Italian, Sweet, Filipino, and their newest flavor, Creamy and Cheesy.
These flavors came to life through the Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad heroes whose mission is to save the day with delicious spaghetti. The squad – Carlo Carbonara, Taliana, Sweetie, Ino Filipino and Chessy, interacted with the audience and hosted fun games to help them experience the variety of delicious flavors – Sweet Style, made with 100% naturally sweet California tomatoes is everyone’s yummy childhood favorite; Filipino Style is a levelled up sweet sauce because it’s also meaty and cheesy; Italian Style is a tomato-ey sauce with basil, oregano and parmesan cheese for that authentic Italian taste; Carbonara, an up & coming comfort food favorite for resto-going yuppies as its made of real cream and milk; and lastly, Creamy and Cheesy – an “extra fun” sauce because of the extra cream and cheese in it!
There were also Instagram-worthy displays and an Augmented Reality photo booth that would allow anyone to instantly become a member of the Del Monte Spag Sarap Squad. To top that, the squad saved the day by giving out a whopping 5 spaghetti samples for each attendee so that they can try all the delicious flavors of Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce and discover a new favorite!
Spaghetti definitely became more exciting with the different Spaghetti possibilities that anyone can create for family and friends with the 5 delicious flavors that Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce has! For delicious Spaghetti Sauce recipes, visit www.lifegetsbetter.ph !
All five Del Monte Spaghetti Sauce flavors are sold in leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide.
Save the day with Delicious, Save the day with Del Monte!
15 Squads to Clash for the Final Round of the Biggest Rules of Survival Tournament in the Philippines Hosted by Nimo TV
After weeks of exciting playoffs happened in 3 venues. Fifteen squads are set to claim supremacy in the Rules of Survival – Nimo TV- Philippine Champions League Season 1.
With over 300 squads who tried their luck during the qualifiers and 45 squads who advanced in the dreaded playoffs, 15 squads are set to face each other in the final round of the biggest Rules of Survival Tournament in the Philippines this Saturday, December 15, 2018, at Mineski Infinity Taft.
“We are delighted in the turnout of our first event in the Philippines, and we are excited to know who will represent the Philippines in the upcoming Rules of Survival Southeast Asia Tournament” Henry Zhao, Overseas Executive.
The 15 squads who will compete this weekend are the following: Bakunawa B, Savage.ROX, Savage Gaming and Bakunawa A of Mineski Infinity Taft; Kudos Gaming, CLG, Comeback <3, Evo Groundz and Team Marshall of Mineski Infinity Morayta and Representing Mineski Infinity Cubao is Young Blood, Sealteam Peenoise, Chupon Gaming, XO-ideas, and Cheater Slayer Nambawaa; completing the line up is the crowd favorite Team Mix of Mineski Infinity Cubao.
Winners of the tournament will bring home Php 100,000 for the 1st Prize, Php 80,000 for 2nd Prize and Php 50,000 for 3rd Prize. Aside from the Cash Prizes and in-game items, the Top 5 teams will also represent the country in the Rules of Survival Southeast Asia tournament.
Watch the exciting and the exclusive broadcast of the biggest Rules of Survival tournament in www.nimo.tv/rosph
Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.
Last December 2, I decided to give hair coloring a try. I really don’t want anything to do with my hair except cut it short. My hair has always been a virgin when it comes to hair coloring, rebonding, etc. It experienced totally nothing. (Sounds boring??? Hehe)
As I am very much “afraid” of having to put chemicals to my hair, I checked what makes Novelina an exception among the rest. I am not familiar with the Novelina cosmetics, aside from haircare products would you believe it also has skincare products too?
For the HAIRCARE, they have 2 kinds of hair colors. The Novelina Zeelke Cream Hair Color with KERATIN and Zeelke HERBAL Cream Hair Color. Yes ladies! Herbal hair color is available. This may be used by those who are sensitive to harsh chemicals especially on their scalp. While Novelina with KERATIN gives your hair that shiny look and emphasizes your hair color.
They have 8 color variations to choose from, Natutal Black, Asian Black, Dark Brown, Brown, Chestnut Brown, Golden Brown, Crimson Red and Burgundy.
For me I chose the one with Keratin. Why? Since I have normal hair, I thought adding color into it will make my hair cry. So maybe it won’t get dry if I chose the one with Keratin. 🙂
When I arrived at their stall at Cash & Carry Makati, I was greeted by one of their staff while she was busy washing another customer’s hair. She let me had a seat first until she is done with her first customer. Once done, it’s my turn. 😀 I was really confused on which color to apply to my hair. I don’t think that Red would be nice since of my morena complexion. I was to go with Burgundy but their friendly staff, Miss Jo, suggested me using the Chestnut Brown since my hair is very black. Burgundy won’t be noticed on my hair unlike chestnut brown. And so coloring begins. I was really excited on what the outcome would be, and posted pics and short videos on my IG Story.
The hair color application was easy. For my hair length she used 2 boxes. What’s cute is that each box comes with a little brush. 🙂 I wasn’t able to take a picture of it. After the application they have me waited for 45 minutes before rinsing it. I enjoyed rinsing time though. 🙂 I was worried there would be visible hair color on my forehead and scalp but there were none.
Now is your turn to give your hair a twist and try different hair color. Novelina is giving FREE APPLICATION with a single purchase of hair color. Head on over to Cash & Carry Makati 2nd floor Department Store (near cinemas). Catch them until December 28, 2018. I’d love to see your hair transformations. 🙂
On it’s 5 th year, Mommy Bloggers Philippines (MBP) will be celebrating their annual Christmas party at ICON Hotel Timog. In what seems like a pre-destined event, MBP will be at the movies for this year’s theme and there is no better venue to hold this themed party than at ICON Hotel Timog. With a hotel that highlights various icons from around the world, the chosen icon influences and the hotel’s elegant, yet affordability factor makes it most ideal for a celebration of holiday glamour.
Managed by experienced hoteliers, the hotel is a haven for many as it accommodates those traveling for business or pleasure in the perfectly situated area of the Quezon City district.
The carefully chosen icons grace the rooms and suites giving you your pick of who you’d like to stay with. Yes, that’s right. You can be lounging with Michael Jordan or Muhammad Ali or practicing spells with Harry Potter. The calm surroundings in the Leonardo Da Vinci room will help you have a relaxing stay or if you’re looking for some fun you can stay with Michael Jackson, Madonna and even Charlie Chaplin.
ICON Hotel Timog’s function rooms are often fully booked holding entertainment press cons, conventions and celebrations from debuts to weddings and more. This hotel also has an all-day dining restaurant to satisfy your cravings.
To celebrate the holidays ICON Hotel Timog is offering Christmas Party Packages for your next holiday gathering. Their buffet restaurant has some Yuletide offerings specially prepared for the coming season.
Thank you ICON Hotel for the support and making this gathering possible.
They have afordable packages you may choose from.
Joining the Mommy Blogger Philippines Christmas celebration are Pampers, Buzy Bee Bouquets and Balloons, Ariel, Lilys Peanut Butter, NGP, Lemon Square, Welchs Sparkling Juice, Crystal Derm, Cheez Whiz, Kids Company, V&M Naturals, Joy Dishwashing, Goya, FWD, SkinWhite, McDonalds and Tipid Mommy.
Icon Hotel Timog Avenue
60 Timog Avenue Tomas cor. Tomas Morato
Quezon City, Philippines
For inquiries and reservations, call
Telephone: (02) 353 -6000
Mobile: (+63) 921-795-2170
A special job fair has been slated exclusively for persons with disability, promising disadvantaged members of the community in Metro Manila with employment, livelihood and training opportunities, the Department of Labor and Employment announced yesterday.
The event is a joint undertaking with the Rotary Clubs of District 3830 in observance of the International Day for persons with disabilities. The exclusive offering is also part of the anniversary celebration of the labor department which turns 85 this year.
Close to a hundred private companies and government agencies are expected to participate and ready to take in qualified persons with disabilities into their workforce in the fair set on December 5 at the Quezon City Hall starting at 8 am.
The special activity will highlight compliance with the law mandating offices of government to set aside one percent of the positions to persons with disabilities. The same law, Republic Act 10524, encourages private enterprises with more than 100 employees to reserve one percent of their workforce to the disadvantaged persons.
The Rotary Clubs from District 3830 mobilized employers from various parts of Metro Manila to the activity.
The Department of Trade and Industry and the Technical Education & Skills Development Authority will provide livelihood and skills training for qualified beneficiaries during the event.
The other offices collaborating in the conduct of the job fair are the Public Employment Service Offices in the National Capital Region, the National Council on Disability Affair and the city government of Quezon City.
All local government units in Metro Manila were also invited to participate by sending qualified persons with disability from their respective communities to the job fair.
The event will be graced by Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello and other labor officials, Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista, District Governor Alfredo Montecillo of Rotary International District 3830 and the Rotarians from the various Rotary clubs in the district.
Jobseeker persons with disability may pre-qualify for available positions or employers who wish to participate in the job fair may register at philjobnet.gov.ph.
Abbott Introduces PediaSure ® Plus #OhMyGrowth (OMG) Park to Provide Educational Experience on Children’s Growth and Development The PediaSure Plus #OhMyGrowth Park roadshow launches, running from November to December, starting with Festival Mall, Alabang
Parents always want the best for their children and ensuring their growth and development is no exception. For this reason, parents like to know if their children are growing at the right height and want to make sure that they are eating the best foods to stay active and healthy as they grow.
As for me, with my 2 girls, I really never had worries if they are of right height and weight during their formative years. I was quite contented with how tall they are & their body weight. But with my youngest, it seems that I wanted to give him everything just to make sure he grows up tall and of right weight. Lucky for me, he is growing up tall and is active and healthy.
Some of those we just met always asks what age he is, when I answer back, they’d be surprised and the frequent response is, “He’s big for his age.” I’ve seen kids his age kind of short for their age and is wondering why? Was it because of their parents’ hormones? Or they lack enough sleeping hours? Or maybe it’s with their milk?
To help encourage parents to properly measure their children in order to recognize signs of nutritional inadequacy and keep their growth on track, Abbott is launching the PediaSure Plus #OhMyGrowth (OMG) Park across a number of locations in the Philippines. The park offers a fun and interactive experience for parents and children over three years old. Featuring checkpoints for height, weight and immunity, the park is designed to educate parents on their children’s nutrition and growth development, while letting the kids enjoy fun-filled activities. Currently in Festival Mall, Alabang from Nov. 17-18, 2018, the park is also scheduled to be at: SM City Pampanga on Dec. 8-9 and SM Southmall, Las Piñas on Dec. 15-16.
Raix enjoying the slide and the monkey bars.
His first ever monkey bar experience.
Complete and balanced nutrition is important for a child’s growth
The first five years is a critical window in a child’s life for bone growth, with 60 percent of a child’s adult height attributed to growth at this stage. However, this period is also the time when a child is most likely to encounter barriers to growth such as poor nutrition, feeding difficulties or frequent illnesses. It is important to ensure that a child is getting a complete and balanced nutrition as they grow and that appropriate nutrition is introduced in time so that the child can stay on track in achieving his full growth potential.
An oral nutritional supplement like PediaSure Plus can help provide the proper nutrition a child needs by helping to fill nutritional gaps. PediaSure Plus is clinically proven, with 37 growth nutrients and triple protein complex, to support muscle and bone growth. A clinical study among Filipino children showed that drinking two servings of PediaSure Plus with
three balanced meals everyday resulted in visible growth within eight weeks — and helped to improve appetite, weight and height, reduced sick days, and sustained proportional growth.
Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano Jr. – medical director at Abbott explains: “To support their overall growth and development, children require complete and balanced nutrition. PediaSure Plus provides essential macronutrients and micronutrients needed by a child to stay healthy and well-nourished. Its consistent use helps children to meet their dietary requirements of key
nutrients for growth. This is especially important because many Filipinos are deficient in nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamin A and C – all needed to support the optimal growth of children.”
At the launch event, celebrity mom Melissa Ricks – mother to three-year-old Keira, spoke about the importance of ensuring optimum nutrition with PediaSure Plus: “It was hard to make sure Keira was getting all the nutrition she needs when she was growing up because of her food preferences. But she loves the taste of PediaSure Plus – especially the chocolate one!
With her having that twice a day, I can rest assured that she’s getting the proper nutrition she needs for her health and growth development – boosting her height, weight and immunity. It really helps me to make sure she is eating right, even on the busy days.”
If you mommies need to learn more about PediaSure you may check my blog soon. 🙂
When dinner time conversations end, real ones begin: Joy pays a heartfelt tribute to the unconditional family love that surrounds Christmas reunion dinners
This Christmas, the season of family reunions; Joy, the Philippines’ leading dishwashing liquid; releases two short films that seek to encourage more meaningful exchanges between family members by showing how a chore as mundane as dishwashing is perfect for a more intimate form of bonding. Whereas dinner conversations are great for finding out how everyone is doing, it may not be as conducive to ironing out sensitive issues as a quiet chore done by two people helping each other out. By focusing on this powerful moment and revealing its essential role in family life, Joy celebrates the unconditional love that Pinoy parents have for their children, one that will triumph over life’s hardest challenges.
Modern, authentic scenes of parenting love.
In the “OFW” short film, the brand highlights how OFW parents struggle with the effects of distance and time away from their loved ones, imposed on them by their sacrifice to work overseas.
In the second film entitled “Daughter”, Joy celebrates the love of a father for his daughter, regardless of her life choices that challenge conventions.
Joy salutes the sacrifice of OFWs and parents in an exceptionally realistic and relatable way.
Created by Publicis Singapore for P&G, the two films are a departure from Joy’s usual comedic and light-hearted stories, with a more earnest and true-to-life portrayal of family struggles. “OFW” pays homage to heroes often honored, but unfortunately not always understood by their family. It recognizes that for both the OFW and family, homecoming can be bittersweet, but the small everyday moments spent together can help to heal wounds and create precious memories.
When dinner time conversations end, real ones begin.
“Through this film, we want to salute the sacrifices done by our modern-day heroes, while also putting focus on the magic behind appreciating those times where one lets their guard down and can be very candid and open. While we recognize that dinner serves as a great way to gather families together, it also rings true for many families that bonding moments can’t be forced. In many cases, when dinner ends, real conversations start. What matters is truly embracing every moment spent together, and choosing to #ShareAMomentOfJoy,” shares Michael Jonathan Biscocho, Brand Manager, P&G APAC Dish Care.
Noel Orosa, Regional Group Creative Director, Publicis Singapore, adds “While the dinner table is great for bonding the entire family together, we saw dishwashing as a safe alternative space for a family to have real one-on-one conversations. It’s a chore that two family members can do together, which is free from the distractions of mobile devices and everyday family life. For more than two decades now, Joy has been a ubiquitous presence on the Filipino family’s dishwashing sink, which is why it is in the best position to do this advocacy campaign. This marks a new era for Joy thanks to the brave, progressive leadership of the Joy Brand Team.”
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, and the World Health Organization estimates that 3 million deaths were caused by the disease in 2015, which represents 5% of all deaths globally. By 2020, it is estimated to be the third leading cause of death worldwide.
2. COPD is a seldom discussed, underdiagnosed disease
As compared to other leading causes of death such as heart disease, stroke and cancer, COPD is a seldom-discussed disease and many people are unaware of what COPD is. The disease is among the most common, most underdiagnosed, most debilitating, most deadly and most costly to manage.
3. There are a shocking number of people who remain undiagnosed
While an estimated 210 million people worldwide estimated to have COPD, 2 less than half have actually been diagnosed.
4. In the Philippines, COPD remains a serious disease
COPD is one of the 10 leading causes of death in the Philippines. It has a prevalence rate of 14% among Filipino adults aged 40 and above. Only 2% of the cases are diagnosed by doctors in contrast to the overall prevalence.
5. COPD is not a curable disease, but it can be managed
COPD as a disease cannot be cured, but the good news is that there are available treatment options that can greatly improve the quality of life of patients, which include pharmacotherapies and nebulizes to deliver drugs. Besides these, long-term oxygen therapy and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) therapy options also help patients cope with the disease and reduce hospitalization rates.
6. One’s risk of COPD increases with age
COPD develops slowly and becomes more apparent after 40 or 50 years of age. It is a progressive lung disease that makes it hard to breathe (or even blow a pinwheel), with symptoms that include breathlessness, chronic cough or sputum production.
7. Non-smokers can also be at risk of COPD
While perceived to be a “smoker’s disease”, non-smokers can also develop COPD due to environmental factors. Exposure to tobacco smoke, air pollution, or noxious particles or gases from biomass fuels increases the risk of developing COPD. Those living in Asia Pacific are also at risk due to the region’s rapid development, with 56.6 million are afflicted with moderate to severe COPD in Asia.
8. Those with COPD should know that there are ways to help them stay active
COPD patients can, with the right treatment and therapy, continue their way of life. Russell Winwood, a renowned COPD athlete and Philips ambassador, completed his first full Ironman just six months after his diagnosis, despite the fact that his lungs function at only 22%.
Light Up Your Christmas at A Circuit Holiday Night Market
Christmas is beginning its take-over at Circuit Makati.
There’s no such thing as celebrating too early or having too much holiday spirit, especially when Makati’s premier go-to entertainment district is starting to get into a festive mood. What better way to kick off the season of giving than by getting started with your holiday shopping and feasting in the Metro’s biggest entertainment district!
This holiday season, Circuit Makati will be hosting a special three-day sale that puts the spotlight on top brands with homegrown and handcrafted items.
“It’s a great way to spend time with the family and to start the Christmas gift shopping season right especially before the rush gets too overwhelming. This year is very special because we’ve also emphasized on supporting local, with more booths supporting local made products and young entrepreneurs.” says Shiella Aguilar, Makati Project Development Head for Ayala Land.
A Circuit Holiday Night Market co-presented by Mastercard, makes Christmas bazaars bigger and better! Now on its fifth year, Ayala Land ups the ante with six standout Christmas district concepts for visitors to shop and dine in and tops it off with acoustic performances for the whole night!
Shop Unique Finds at the Celebrity District
If you’ve ever wanted to dress and eat like a celebrity, the Celebrity District is a great place to start! Your favorite local celebs will have their personally curated pre-loved items for sale and their culinary skills will be put on display with their personally baked and home-cooked fare. Charities such as Purple Centers Foundation, Hineleban Foundation and Glenn’s Cookies will also be a part of this district, giving you more reasons to drop by!
2. Get Great Discounts at the Lifestyle District
For the first time this year, SSI will delight all Mastercard holders with an exclusive raffle when they use their Mastercard in the Lifestyle District. Every P1,000 worth of receipts (single or accumulated) from the Lifestyle District entitles the shopper to one (1) raffle coupon for the A Circuit Holiday Night Market Raffle Promo. Get a chance to win as you shop among the best brands like High Sierra, Cache Cache, Oka-B, Joe Fresh, Marks & Spencer’s and Gap!
3. Support Young Entrepreneurs at the Student District
The youth are the future, and the future looks bright, especially in the Student District led by The UP Organization of Business Economics Majors (UP OBEM). Through its commitment to provide its members with the exposure to the business and economic environment, UP OBEM frequently holds business conventions and lifestyle bazaars for small to medium-scale concessionaires.
The Student District offers a wide selection of booths that feature one-of-a-kind homemade finds and craft items that showcase the creativity of the next generation. Support these budding entrepreneurs and get unique gifts for your loved ones!
4. Put the Spotlight on Local Items at the Artisan District
Explore thoughtfully curated items in the Artisan District organized by The Common Good Market! There are gifts and products for everyone on your list, may it be for the youngsters or the oldies. Spend a little time and you’ll be surprised at what you’ll find with the wide range of options to take home and gift to loved ones this holiday season.
5. Indulge in gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District
Famed dining destination, Mercato Centrale and online foodie website Zomato, team up to create an extensive and mouthwatering selection of gastronomic treats at the Cuisine District. Browse through dry food items and a wide selection of baked and packed goods that are perfect for the holidays. And take a break from all that shopping with up to 50 amazing food booths!
6. Get your hands dirty (but in a good way!) at the Green District
For the first time ever, Circuit Makati will be holding a Landscape Festival to brighten everyone’s home. Whether you’re starting to appreciate those little succulents, or are an avid gardener, the Green District will have everything you need to get started or keep going!
With all the unique and diverse Districts styled and lighted by Firefly you will surely find what you’re looking for may it be for yourself or anyone this holiday season. To make the celebration more meaningful, Circuit Makati will again light up the tallest Christmas Tree in the city, bringing light to the Makati community and its guests. Watch out for Circuit Makati’s other events like the Manila Hip-hop Festival on November 30, OpenAir Cinema One: Music By Day, Movies by Night on December 15 and Playground 3.0 on December 22.
Create fun and exciting memories to remember this Yuletide season, drop by #ACircuitHolidayNightMarket co-presented by Mastercard on November 16, 17, and 18 from 5PM to 12MN. Entrance of P100 with a discounted rate of P50 for students, Senior Citizens PWD and pregnant women. Mastercard users enter for free when they show their card at the entrance. See you in #CircuitMakati in the place where Christmas comes alive, #MakeItMakati.
Show in the comments below if you got your own Pokemon Happy Meal Collection. We hope we can do a review of this. We got a lot of these to review with and so little time since Raix is busy with school stuff. 🙂