Time flies so fast and I know super gasgas na talaga yung salitang yan but when I became mother, time ang kalaban ko lagi. Ang bilis ng oras! Ang bilis lumaki ng mga anak ko. I can still remember nung baby pa sila but now I have 4 year old and 3 year old daughters who have different personality with each other. Pareho silang unique and talagang lumalabas na yung ugali nila. I cannot say that I have perfect kids but I’m proud to say that we raised them to have a happy heart, to be humble and god-fearing children. 

Today, I just want to share how beautiful they are inside and out. Super proud ako sa kanila, from very shy type kids to very jolly and outgoing person. Sharing with you their latest photos and talaga naman nakakatuwa silang magkapatid.

RHIAN at 4 Years Old

Turning 5 soon!
First time to curl her hair
Linggo ng Wika
My own Princess Elsa :)
Celebrating her Daddy's Birthday

RHAINE at 3 Years Old

At Makati Medical Center, follow up check-up :)
At Kidzooona, Venice Taguig
With Lala Chan at Kidzooona Venice Taguig
My own Princess Anna
While waiting for Ate


Twinning Dress from Great Kids
Check up time :)
Tea Party at the Balcony

At School
Because we love to eat - Buffet for Lunch
Before mag dance ng Momoland :)
By the way, one of our friends asked me last week if we are ready for #BabyNumber3 baka daw kasi baby boy na yun if ever. Hhhmmm… honestly, I wish to have baby boy in the future but not now maybe after 5 years as we’re still enjoying our two kiddos. Plus the fact na magastos manganak and madami pa kaming need isettle so wag muna but if God’s will na bigyan kami ng #BabyNumber3, we will be forever grateful and thankful for him as baby is always a blessings from God, right? :)
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Manila, August 20 – The Asian Games are here, bringing with them a flurry of excitement to fans all over the continent! But while we expect the best athletes to show up, we keep overlooking the most skilled players - our babies.

It’s no secret that babies are unstoppable at play. In fact, they can run the equivalent of a marathon in a week! The only thing hampering their fun: wet, lawlaw diapers.

To showcase our babies’ prowess, Southeast Asia’s biggest e-commerce portal Lazada and the world’s top selling diaper brand Pampers, are joining hands to produce the first-ever virtual #babymarathon.

This one-of-a-kind feat is part of the Pampers x Lazada Super Brand Day, which will take place on August 29. For one day only, Super Brand Day allows consumers to discover the best of what a brand offers, which includes exclusive gifts, limited offers and even offline experiences.

Be Part of the Record-Breaking #babymarathon

The 42-minute #babymarathon video montage, which will be aired on August 29, will feature hundreds of babies and toddlers in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore, all “running” in a relay race. In the final video, parents may even find their children racing alongside Seve, son of Filipino celebrity and Pampers ambassador Toni Gonzaga.

Ready, get set, go!

All diapering babies aged 5 months and above are welcome to join Lazada and Pampers in creating this one-of-a-kind record! The virtual #babymarathon featuring the little athletes who joined across Southeast Asia will be aired on Lazada on Super Brand Day on 29 August.

You can join the fun in two ways 
  • Take a video of your baby walking, playing or running about in their Pampers diaper and post it using this link, with the hastags #babymarathon and #PampersxLazadaPH
  • You can also join our professional crew at Gymboree Greenbelt 5 on August 27, 2018, to film your little one in action during the #babymarathon celebration. Register in advance at this link.
Not all videos can be featured in the 42-minute video montage. But the most liked videos will win a cash prize of PHP30,000 or 6-month supply of Pampers diapers.

Join a marathon of Pampers Deals on Lazada

To help babies enjoy their weekly marathons free from wetness and the discomfort of lawlaw diapers, Pampers has put together a series of exclusive offers on 29th August 2018:

Starting from 12am midnight, there are promotion offers up to 35% off on Pampers Baby Dry Newborn Diapers and PHP100 discount vouchers for minimum PHP3000 purchases, which are limited to a 1000 units only.

Lazada’s Group Chief Business Officer Robin Mah said: “We are proud to be partnering with Pampers, one of the world’s leading diapers brands for Super Brand Day to showcase the unstoppable energy of babies while offering moms exclusive offers and delight. It is also a chance to spotlight their babies through fun experiences. ”

Akhil Meshram, Pampers Philippines Brand Manager said: “Pampers recognizes that one of mom and baby’s biggest frustration are sagging diapers, and how this can affect babies’ ability to move and learn from their surroundings. The #babymarathon is part of our My Baby Can Do That Campaign, where we hope to show how babies can do nakaka-WOW and amazing things when they have the freedom to move, especially in a less lawlaw diaper. Lazada, given its massive footprint across Southeast Asia is the ideal platform to amplify our efforts.”

For more information on Super Brand Day, visit Lazada.com.ph and its social media pages.

For more information on Pampers, visit Pampers.ph and its social media pages.

About Lazada Group

Launched in 2012, Lazada is the number-one online shopping and selling destination in Southeast Asia –present in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the pioneer of the eCommerce ecosystem in Southeast Asia, Lazada has 155,000 sellers and 3,000 brands serving 560 million consumers in the region through its marketplace platform, supported by a wide range of tailored marketing, data, and service solutions. With 300 million SKUs available, Lazada offers the widest range of products in categories from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion, sports equipment and groceries. Focused on delivering an excellent customer experience, it offers multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, comprehensive customer care and hassle-free returns through its own first and last mile delivery arm supported by approximately 100 logistics partners. Lazada Group is majority owned by Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA).

About Pampers®

For more than 50 years, parents have trusted Pampers to care for their babies. Pampers is a part of The Procter & Gamble Company and is the #1-selling diaper worldwide. Every day, more than 25 million babies in 100 countries around the world wear Pampers. Pampers offers a complete range of diapers and pants designed to provide protection and comfort for every stage of baby’s development. Visit www.pampers.com to learn more about Pampers products, and find ideas and information to help your baby get the most out of love, sleep and play.

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My dearest Rhaine,

Today marks your 3rd birthday, time flies really fast. I can still remember that day you were born, the day I cannot forget for the rest of my life and the day I felt a love again that I felt when I gave birth to your sister.

THREE YEARS! I’m not sure how it’s already been three years since you complete our little family. Three years have passed by so quickly and I’m absolutely sure they’ve been the best three years of my life. You bring so much joy and happiness in our family, you will always be our “baby bunso”, your ate’s BFF and our little darling even if you have your own family.

Darling, I love you. Daddy, Mommy and Ate Rhian love you so much! This is the first time you will celebrate your birthday in school and we are so excited. Mommy and Daddy prepare something special today and I hope you like it. You are so sweet anak, you love to hug and kiss us and you never fail to make us proud. You’ve grown so much and I love the little girl you’re turning into.

This year marks so many milestones for you. We moved into a new house where you and your ate started to learn how to swim, you entered pre-school where you become more independent and become little lady, you love going to school because you always look forward seeing your friends at school and also because you love to learn about things around you by asking a lot of questions. Until now you sleep beside me, you love to hug me tightly because you don’t want me to go far, you and your ate always remind us to say our prayer before going to sleep that’s one of the reasons why I’m so proud of you, hindi kayo nakakalimot mag pray.

Rhaine, you are a pretty cautious little girl and it does take you a bit to warm up in new environments. You know what anak, once you’re comfortable, you make friends with everyone around kaya nga kahit si Teacher Rizza favorite ka. You love to be active and to be outdoors, you love standing at your Daddy’s back and you love balancing, I guess we need to enroll you in gymnastics.

My favorite moments with you is when I raised my voice, you will call my attention by saying “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy”, you will stop calling me “Mommy” when I look into your eyes and say “I love you Darling”. You are the sweetest anak! My heart melts whenever you look at me throughout the day and whisper “I Love You”, whenever you ask to be held or cuddle which I happily oblige. Anything for you and for ate, Mommy will never get tired doing things for both of you.

Rhaine, you’re a very well behaved little girl whenever we are out in the house. You are so active and yet you still listen to me whenever I call your attention. You are your sister’s BFF, you love to play with each other even though sometimes you don’t love sharing all of your toys but after few minutes, you manage to share it with your sister. Very good ka dun, Rhaine. You know what, your ate Rhian love you so much, kaya di ka nya inaaway kahit na minsan may topak ka. Hehe.

There are so many reasons to live a happy life, but you and you ate rhian are the top most reason for our happiness. You both make us smile, make us happy, make us glad and make us better that we were yesterday. You are nothing but the biggest reason to smile, you and your sister reduce all our tensions and turned into relaxation whenever we got home. I’m so happy today because I get to spend another year with you, an amazingly strong little girl turning three today.

May you become one of the greatest human beings to have ever graced the face of the earth.

Happy 3rd birthday to the little shining star of our family.

I love you to the moon and back!

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It was raining the whole day few weeks ago and we’re craving for something warm and comforting so my husband decided to have some Ramen night so we opted to try Mensakaba Geishu inside BF Homes. My husband did the research about this small ramen house and because of its very good review; we decided to give it a try.

We didn’t notice this restaurant along the way because the place is too small. Upon entering, I was surprised to see that there are only 12 high bar stools for diner placed pretty close together similar to ramen shops in Japan according to my husband. (My husband went to Japan twice so he has idea on how it looks like)

There are various Japanese ornaments on the walls and countertops. Eating utensils are properly organized and set in nearly identical spots from one another.  Bowls in the kitchen are stacked according to their kind and cooking materials are immediately cleaned. Behind the counter, you can see the owner preparing ramens for the customers and very hands-on with everything.

As soon as we got our seats, we were given fresh cold towels and complimentary Asian cold tea. We browse the menu and my husband chose Shio Ramen, ramen in salt flavored soup. According to him, broth was very light yet taste good especially with just the right kick of pepper medyo bitin nga lang perhaps because of the small bowl they are using. It was served very simple yet done to the Japanese way of perfection.

Shio Ramen Php 250
I prefer to try their Shoyu Ramen - Ramen in Soy Sauce flavored soup. Compare to Shio, Shoyu is much tastier and flavorful, the noodles were okay and the egg melts in my mouth. My husband knows me that I usually don’t finish all the broth of ramen, but this I ate the entire thing. Believe me, they serve good ramen which will make you want second servings. Gutom lang ang peg mga mumshies.

Shoyu Ramen Php 250
Ramen night will not be complete without Gyoza. The side dish has 6 servings of fried dumplings and shoyu sauce dip.

Gyoza Php 140
This restaurant offers standard ramen broths which are very affordable too, Tantanmen Red/Black (Ramen in spicy soup with sesame paste), Chashu Men (Shoyu Ramen with 7 slices of Chashu), Miso Ramen (Ramen in Miso flavored soup) and Ebi Wantanmen (Ramen in Shrimp Wanton).

Overall, I highly recommend this place, very authentic, the service was prompt as the orders are taken and served on-time, the price is reasonable, the servers are friendly and the food is awesome. Guys, please remember that the place is small and the seats are very limited. Please be considerate to those who are waiting outside, so after you have finished your food and settled your bill, kindly leave the place so others can have their seats. I believe this things work in Japan and since the owner being Japanese, they are applying this manner in their ramen bar.

The next time you’re in BF and you’re craving for Ramen, this is definitely the place to go to.

Mensakaba Geishu
345 Aguirre Avenue,
BF Homes, Parañaque City
Tel No.: 546-9302
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Today marks our 6th wedding anniversary 
12th anniversary as couple/togetherness. 

Congratulations to us!

I can’t believe that we’ve reached this far and I know we still have lots of things to do together. Actually I don’t have any plans to post about our anniversary, kaya lang may supresa na naman si mayor eh and I want to remember this event in the future at kung gano ka sweet ang asawa ko. Naks!

Our initial plan is to go out of town for two days just me and my husband somewhere in south, but unfortunately two of my bosses didn’t allow me to take a vacation leave because of the board meeting at dahil ayokong mawalan ng trabaho, kinancel ko leave ko. So we decided to look for best and romantic place for dinner instead, our first choice is the Spiral Buffet at Sofitel Manila but upon checking their rates, grabe ang mahal! OA talaga and since we are on a very tight budget we crossed out Spiral on our list. We checked Deal Grocer and Metrodeal for promos but none of them passed our standards (may ganon factor. Haha. Either malayo kasi sa place namin or pricey masyado).

Two days before our anniversary, Ian got sick because of the weather. We forgot to finalized what we are going to do on our anniversary, syempre I need to take care of him and most of the time nagpapahinga and natutulog lang sya. On the day of our anniversary, he decided to take half day leave para mas makapagpahinga sya, and as a wife I told him na to stay nalang sa bahay and magpadeliver nalang ng food for us. But nasa dugo na ata talaga ng asawa ko ang bigyan ako ng surprises every special occasion. So how he surprised me kahit na may sakit sya, ganito yan let me share you what happened. I arrived early at the office, ate my breakfast and fix myself before start working. Around 9am, our receptionist called and told me that someone is looking for me, since most of the time meron akong nirereceived na documents for my boss, I immediately went out and to my surprise may bumulaga sa aking bouquet of flowers. Wow! Just Wow! Pati receptionist namin kinilig sa mga pangyayari. I didn’t expect anything from my husband since he’s sick but he never fails to surprise me. My husband really knows me very well kasi alam na alam nya na mahilig ako sa flowers kaya eto he gave me bouquet of red roses on our special day. Ang sweet, right guys?! Alam nyo naman na most of the girls, love flowers and nakakadagdag yun sa pogi points nyo. Maniwala kayo! Haha.

So look at me today, blooming na blooming daw ako. Feeling dalaga kasi ako ngayon eh. Hehe.

After office my husband told me na di na daw sya papasok and susunduin nalang nya sa office. Wow! Haba ng hair ko, may pasundo sundo pa si mayor. Hehe. While inside the car, I really have no idea where are we going, until we reach Makati Shangri-La, dito daw kami mag didinner. Naks!

 May sundo ako today. ♥

Anniversary celebration is the main reason to spend on a buffet and so we’re having our buffet dinner at Circles Event Café. Yes! Buffet sya and hindi plated since napaka hilig namin kumain ni Ian and we love buffet! Good thing, they offer discount from June to July. This is our first time to dine in Makati Shangri-La so imagine our excitement when we arrived. At Circles Event Café, you can savour a sumptuous lunch or dinner buffet for only Php 1,250 net. You can enjoy an array of Asian and Western cuisines presented at live theatre kitchens and wide array of desserts.

My husband did the reservation; we were seated near the windows where the lighting is good. I loved the simple but still stylish table setting which brings warm vibe to the guests. The servers are very attentive, friendly and accommodating. Their food delicious but for me the dessert station was the best though. I will try my best to make review about this restaurant, but for now let me share with you some of our precious and memorable photos. Naks!

I believe that the greatest marriages are built on teamwork, mutual respect, healthy dose of admiration and of course, a never-ending pure love and happiness. Ian and I have strong foundations because we put God in the center of our relationship that’s why no amount of damage can break that particular thing. We are one team working towards constantly uplifting, supporting and respecting each other. Marriage doesn't make you happy - you make your marriage happy, kaya nga kami may #MarriageFirstFriday.

To end this post, let me share you one of my favorite quotes, A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” and “The root of every successful marriage is a strong partnership”. I’m so grateful and proud that I have a successful marriage, not perfect but we are perfect for each other. #Tamis

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