I have two toddlers in the house and I can’t compare them with each other because they have different personalities. But for now let’s talk about our panganay, Rhian or everyone calls her “ChingChing”. ChingChing is now 3 years old , sometimes my friends call her “Ryza Mae” kasi kahawig daw sya ni Ryza Mae, pero guys db malayo naman? Cguro kasi parehas sila na chubby cheeks kaya ganon.

Rhian is a smart kid; she can identify shapes and colors at the age of 1 year 3 months. At 2, she already memorized our good night prayer “The Angelus” and now at 3, she can now spell some words like DOG, CAT. RAT, HAT and even her name. She joined the summer class in our Barangay and her teacher told me that Rhian is doing very well. Behave daw sya and nag lelevel up sa class, she participates in their activities and guess what, super galing daw nyang sumayaw. Hhhhhmmm.. may tinatagong talent pala anak ko.

Rhian is super talkative, as in ang daldal nya at super tanong. Promise! Dapat lagi kang may handang sagot sa mga tanong nya kasi hindi sya nauubusan ng “Bakit?” “Kasi?”. My mom told me that I should be very extra careful in answering her questions kasi tumatanim na daw yun sa utak ni ChingChing. (Fyi, taglish ang tinuro ko sa mga anak ko.) So I decided to create her own hashtag which is #EverydaywithRhian. Like our #MarriageFirstFriday, my friends and officemates are enjoying reading my post about our conversation with our little darling. Kala mo kasi minsan, kumakausap ka ng matanda, minsan kami pa napagsasabihan ni Rhian, minsan nagugulat nalang kami kasi ang talino nitong batang to. (I know you will tell me na bias ako because she’s my daughter, but I tell you this, better talk to my friends and asked them kung gano kadaldal si ChingChing.)

Anyway, sharing with you some of our conversation with our panganay. Minsan tuloy iniisip ko 3 years old lang ba talaga si ChingChing? Kasi ang dami na nyang tanong and palusot pag kinakausap. Hhhhmm.. Kanino kaya sya nagmana? Hehe.

Non-stop ang pag iyak ni Rhian so I decided na kausapin sya one-on-one..

Me- Ching, bakit ka umiiyak?
ChingChing - kasi ayaw ko na po mag school.
Me - 2 days nalang matatapos ka na school mo.
ChingChing - (umiiyak parin.) kasi mommy ayaw ko na po na pumasok ka sa work.
Me - (todo explain, pero lumuluha na ko..) Ching, di pwede na hindi mag work si Mommy. Cge ka di ka na mabibilhan ni Mommy ng toys, tska 3 days nalang wala ng pasok si Mommy.
ChingChing - wag ka na po pumasok mommy please..

In the end, nag iyakan kaming mag ina. :(
Hayz. Kung pwede lang kitang pagbigyan Ching. :(

Have a nice day guys and enjoy the rest of the week!

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I’m a very strict mother when it comes to the cleanliness of our house. Of course, I want my family to be healthy since it’s my top priority in life. I hate dust that can cause sneezing of my children. I remember late last year we were at Makati Medical Center because my kids are having hard time in breathing, then the doctor find out that both of my kids suffer allergic rhinitis. On that day, we decided to have general cleaning to fight against elements that are intangible and unseen at house and bought air purifier.

While threats like these can be avoided through many different means, how then can anyone be certain that what they have is the best and the most effective solution in this world of organic, D-I-Y, and back-to-basics methods? There is only one question you should ask yourself, moms:

Are you willing to risk your family’s health to something untried, untested, and uncertified?

The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purfier lineup, with its variety of models, not only lets you pick out the best unit that can give you clean and breathable air, but it assures you that it is tested, certified, and vouched for. Doctors from all over Metro Manila who personally got to use the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers can attest to its effectiveness.

 “… we experience the difference on [sic] the air we breathe with the PCI. My daughter no longer experience [sic] severe sneezing due to dust and other allergens.” says Dr. Celerina Silverio of the Manila Doctors Hospital.

Dr. Flora Pagtalunan, resident at Medical Center Manila, also echoed the same benefit for her own daughter. “My daughter will definitely enjoy her vacation here in Manila. She used to suffer allergic rhinitis and now the air in her room feels so much different.

Because of experiencing the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier firsthand, Dr. Joseph Raymond De Leon of MSC Skin & Body Clinic now availed the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier Mosquito Catcher.

I already have the KC-930E-W at my condo. [The] Sharp Air Purifier can really remove the odor. This [second] purchase is for our family home to protect them from mosquito bites.”

Unique with the Plasmacluster Ion Technology that releases positive and negative ions, the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers keep the air you breathe clean and healthy by filtering and eliminating 99% of dusts, pollens, dirt, and bacteria. And with the recognition and certification of many leading health institutions worldwide, it’s no wonder that the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers are the World and ASEAN’s No. 1 air purifiers.

So while threats are tiny, aggressive, and intangible, almost impossible to tackle without exerting much effort, the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers can only promise to make the air you breathe clean, safe, and healthy—unloading any mom of any other unnecessary stress and worries.

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Visit the nearest authorized Sharp dealer to know more about the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifiers or checkout our official website at www.sharp.ph. Also browse through Sharp Philippines on Facebook and @sharp.ph on Instagram.
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I’m a frustrated fashion blogger; I’m too timid to post my #OOTD on my blog but when it comes to my children it’s a different story. I work at the corporate world and there are lot of events in the year - summer outing, kick-off party, Christmas party, year-end party, etc. and because it only happens once a year, I always prepare in advance  and be with my own style.

I remember one time during our Christmas party, I nominated as one of the best in costume. I got shocked when I heard my name, some of my friends told me that they nominated me because I created my unique own style, very stylish that I even invested on my outfit and accessories while being comfortable on what I am wearing and success, I won the best in costume!

Finding my outfit or accessories is so easy now, especially there are lots of online stores that fits on working moms like me. I stumbled at Divatress website and got interested on the products they offer. They sell beauty and hair care products and also different styles of wigs. Yes! They have a wide array of selections of wigs, from lace front wigs to half wigs and short wigs. I pay most of my attention at short wigs category and here are my top 3 choices of short wigs.

Nice db? Buying wigs are much cheaper and more affordable compared going to salon and pay for your stylist every time you want to change your style. The varieties of short wigs are superb and believe me everyone will get impressed on the products that Divatress offered. If you want to learn more about these products, visit their website here. 
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Holy week this year falls on my mom’s 64th birthday, so we plan our quick getaway with the whole family. This will be our 1st out of town this year and my kids are so excited, well everyone is excited kasi kumpleto kami. Our initial plan is to book a room here in Makati like what we did last year however, my husband decided to book at Tagaytay instead, para pwede ring gumala. We booked one unit at Wind Residences via Airbnb, the unit is modern loft type kaya kasya kaming lahat, 7 adults, 2 kids and 1 infant. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take pictures kasi nakalagay na lahat ng gamit namin but you can see the unit here. 

On our way to Tagaytay

We left Makati by 8:20am and arrived at Wind Residences exactly in time for our 11am check-in.  Yes! The owner allows us for early check-in and late check-out, super bait pa nya and also her assistant. Take note, we extend our stay here for another night kasi super love na namin sa Tagaytay.

Let me photo blog our quick escapade.

Day 1: It’s my mom’s birthday, so we had our lunch at Summit Ridge, take a nap at the unit, few hours at the pool then visit Our Lady of Lourdes Parish for and had our late dinner at Weber’s Delicatessen located at Tower 1 in Wind Residences.

Dinner Time

Day 2: We woke up early for morning dip, take our lunch at the unit (my dad cooks Daing na Bangus, buttered shrimp, with itlog na maalat and kamatis plus fish cracker), took afternoon nap, visited Sky Ranch and late dinner at the unit. We just take out our food from Shakeys.

Morning dip with Daddy

Day 3: We had our early breakfast and opted to stay outside (open field), my husband is so busy flying a kite while we chose to just lie down, enjoy the view and take lots of pictures. My kids enjoy the field and weather, wala silang tigil sa habulan. It’s just a very relaxing morning while my mom and dad went out to market. We then decided to visit Picnic Groove and had our dinner again at the unit, madami pa kaming food eh.

Off to our next adventure
Rhian's first horse ride

Day 4: Our initial plan is to hear mass at Pink Sister but we woke up late so we opted to hear Easter mass at Our Lady of Lourdes. We then ate our lunch at Merben Tapsilogan and back to unit by 2:30pm. It’s raining that day, buti nalang mabait yung staff ng owner as she allowed us to fix our things. We left Tagaytay around 3:30pm and got home by 6pm. (Medyo traffic that day, uwian narin kasi eh and naulan pa.)

Lunch Time
Overall, we really enjoyed our short vacation with the whole family. My parents are so happy to be with us especially with their grandchildren. This is one of their dreams, to go out of town with the whole family, to relax and enjoy life to the fullest. Looking forward for our next summer escapade next month. Wooohooo!!!
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TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency in the Philippines, announced on their official Facebook page today their first Konnichi-WOW promo winner. Erwin Sarmiento from Quezon City is set to have an all-expenses paid trip to Japan.

Sarmiento’s prize is inclusive of round trip plane tickets, free hotel accommodation, and pocket money. He also has the option to bring one companion to his trip.

The Konnichi-WOW raffle draw was held last April 11, 2017 with the supervision of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Representative Rhoda Sevillino and Travelbook.ph Business Planning and Market Strategy Officer Mary Angeli Pasquin.

Sarmiento is the first of the three winners of TravelBook.ph’s Konnichi-WOW promo. The said promo was launched last March 10 in celebration of the company’s fourth anniversary and continues until May 31, 2017. Two more winners will be announced on May and June 2017 respectively. 

Interested travelers can still join the next raffle draw simply by booking their next hotel accommodation through the TravelBook.ph website or the TravelBook.ph mobile app available in Android and iOS.

For more details about the promo, read the full mechanics here.  

For more details, please contact:

Mary Angeli Pasquin
Business Planning Officer
+63 (998) 840-4855
+63 (2) 662-1113

Sharah Pinky Librada
Business Development Manager
+63 (917) 530-7464
+63 (2) 662-1113


TravelBook.ph is one of biggest online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines dedicated to offering great value hotel bookings and with a varied selection of Philippine hotels and resorts in Baguio, Batangas, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Laguna, Metro Manila, Palawan, Pampanga, Tagaytay, Zambales, and more. A total of 3,200 affordable hotels are currently listed in Travelbook.ph.

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Customers can also use TravelBook.ph’s convenient mobile app to book accommodations on the go. It is available on the App Store and Google Play.

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The brightest event for our littles ones is here. Kid’s Fair 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” kicks off on April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday to Sunday) from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Megatrade Hall 1, Mandaluyong City.

The first ever KID’S FAIR 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” is an event that sets an environment of learning, discovery, and fun for kids with various activities that could help them improve their creative and thinking skills. From the moment they set foot in the fair, the fun begins – filled with delightful servings of games that stimulate creativity, sportsmanship, and problem-solving skills.

Play and win prizes at game booths; listen to book reading sessions or discover new books to take home; try an art craft session and bring out the artist within; join several exciting workshops that enhances skills and imagination; and explore a bounty of booths from toys, books and sports – to fashion, candies, and cakes. But wait – this chock-full of fun fair is not just for kids.

Parents don’t have to watch on the sidelines. You’re in it too. Moms, dads, grandparents, and guardians are definitely in the mix – it’s a family affair. KID’S FAIR actively involves the whole family by helping them learn to provide the proper learning path so kids get the necessary motivation and guidance, a solid foundation that propels them to a better future with careers that give them purpose and a lifestyle of holistic well-being.

A healthy mind needs a healthy body, so the Doctors are in at the KID’S FAIR too. Stop by the Child Check-up lounge and get medical and health advice from reputable Child Psychologists. What’s more, you may want to try the “Left-brain, Right-brain Dominance Assessment” and find out if your child is either analytical or creative – or maybe even both – an expert in child psychology will be there to guide you.

KID’S FAIR aims to promote proper childhood development that fosters joy and harmony at home and in school. We believe that happy, optimistic children are the product of happy, optimistic homes.

ARTISTE SPACE produced and organized KID’S FAIR 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” to provide a cheerful event for kids and their families while forwarding knowledge on effective childcare and development. Ear-nestly working to deliver an exceptional KID’S FAIR that exceeds visitor ex-pectations and become a must-attend event for the whole family every year.

Because I love my readers, I'm giving away 5 tickets for the Kid's Fair. Just leave your name and email address below, please also tell your friends about it. See you at Kid’s Fair 2017: “Bright! Right From The Start” April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday to Sunday) from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Megatrade Hall 1, Mandaluyong City. 

This event was made possible by Wyeth, SM Megatrade Hall and When In Manila

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