Yes! You read it right! Ako ang nagwagi! I'm sorry for not updating my blog as I'm so busy these past few days, as in haggardo versoza ako because we just moved in sa new house namin. (I will make kwento about our #ProjectHappyHome and #TeamVillarealHome pag nakaluwag ulit ako. hihi)

Anyway, I love my job, I love the company where I work, I have lots of friends here and I love my bosses. In my workplace it's like we're a BIG family, nag susuportahan that's why I joined the company's mini event (it was organized by the Budget team headed by Sir Jon. - special mention ka dito sir ha.) So how this competition started? Honestly, I can't remember kung bakit nga ba sya naulit ulit (Yes, even before I joined in this company meron na sila nito) pero ang tanda ko is it was started right after our company sport fest. I was hesitant to join in this event kasi feeling ko sexy na ko at wala na kong ipapayat pa but I'm wrong! Totally WRONG! 

We have registration of Php 1,500 each participant and we are the lucky 9 who accepted the challenge to be "FIT and HEALTHY" again. (I already blog the first part of it, click here) Imagine, if you won in this competition panalong panalo ka na because you already lose weight, may prize ka pa! San ka pa db? 

We started our journey last September 2017 and lasted today, February 28, 2018 so almost 5 months right. If you will ask me why I join this competition, my answer is so simple “Gusto ko ng masuot ulit ang mga dati kong damit!” Yes! I have lots of clothes na hindi na kasya sa akin, because from Medium size, nagging XL na ko sad to say sometimes XXL ang mga damit ko. I experience bullying, nakarinig na ko na sasabihan akong “Barney”, “May salbabida sa tyan” and the most unforgettable is when one of my officemates asked me “Buntis ka ba?” O db, ang sakit mga beshies! That’s why, sabi ko sa sarili ko, I need a change! I need to prove them that I can build a new and better version of myself.  

This is me before joining the contest :)
The first week after our initial weigh in is so difficult and very challenging for me, I need to change my lifestyle towards my journey to physical fitness and wellness. Hindi naman biglaan ika nga slowly but surely and pagpapapayat ko and as a matter of fact, I want to achieve my desired weight. I know it will not be an easy journey but I believe it will be worth it.  So let me share you the rules of the game, this is very simple and very fair. The winner is determined by the most body weight percentage loss. In the case of a tie, the 2 players tied will have extra week to further lose weight to determine the winner. The pot money is Php 13,500 for the winner! Solo nya lahat yan. Win-Win narin para sa registration na Php 1,500, in case you didn’t win at least you lose weight naman db?

Our weekly weigh-in will be every Monday morning. We have 22 weeks journey para ma achieve ang ideal weight namin or in short ang pumayat. I know you will tell me, “Ang tagal ng 22 weeks” Yes! Matagal talaga sya, pero ngayon ko lang rin na realized na matagal pala talaga magpapayat lalo na kung di mo sya masyadong seseryosohin. But like me na I have motivation in life, I go for strict diet and exercise! Challenge accepted!

On our 2nd weigh-in I lost 3.7lbs or 2.6% from my initial weigh-in which makes me on top of the list. I only gain weight once during the entire 22 weeks and I’m proud to say that after 5 months of struggles, successes and all of the exerted efforts I did, I won the competition.

So eto na, I will share to you what I did for 5 months to give you inspiration and hope you can do the same para to sa kinabukasan natin mga beshies. I changed my eating habits including counting calories each meal. I ate rice naman, but half rice only. My breakfast is sweet potato, or yogurt (non-fat), or boiled egg or saging na saba. For my lunch, I ate half cup of white rice for 3 months then regular dish (kahit sinigang na baboy pa yan yun parin ulam ko) for my merienda, I ate wheat bread with palaman, normal kain sa merienda ika nga, I need to eat slight heavy as I have Zumba class every Tuesday and Thursday. O teka, baka sabihin nyo nag enroll ako sa gym or formal Zumba class ha, mali kayo kasi dito lang ako sa office namin nag zu-zumba. I have officemates na kasama and kami kami lang nag zuzumba, we have video na ginagayahan kaya its so easy for us na sundan. (Thanks Grace Go for the video). I ate dinner parin, yun nga lang no rice more on vegetable, fish and fruits. This is my routine for 3 months.

On the 4th month, I change my meals from white rice to brown rice. Yes! Sabi nila malaking factor daw ang brown rice (Thanks to Henry Aldave sa gift nyang brown rice).  On the 5th month, I only ate salad for lunch the rest is the same. Yes! Gulay gulay ang kinakain ko sa lunch, no rice for 28 days! If you will ask me, kung may cheat day parin ako, of course I have. Remember we have #MarriageFirstFriday and every weekend is my cheat day but I make sure na mag ru-run ako the following day or mag eexercise to burn all the calories I take. 

Very challenging talaga sa amin lahat tong contest na to, kasi dumaan ang Holidays (Christmas, New Year and Valentine’s Day), ako nag birthday pa so I need to control my intake. There are times that I want to give up, na wala na kong nababawas na timbang, Yes! Dumating rin ako sa point na nag weight loss plateau na ko for 3 weeks and medyo na depress ako that time.  It’s not easy promise but after 5 months, look at me now. 

Before and After Photo Ops
Left Photo: Napagkakamalan Buntis
Right Photo: Napagkakamalan Dalaga (Naks!)

The new version of me! I lose 30lbs or 14 kilos, halos kabigat na sya ng bunso kong anak.
I’m so happy now, as in! Nakakatouch yung makarinig ka ng compliments from other people na hindi mo naman ka close, yung mga likes and good comments nila because of my new look, yung mga di ko naman talaga kilala then mag memessage sa akin kung pano ako pumayat and anong secret ko at yung mga taong dati tinutukso ako ngayon proud na proud sa akin. Nakakataba ng puso promise!

I got lots of PM at IG and FB telling me that they are so proud of me and inspiration daw nila ako sa goals nila. I heard lots of stories na sinasabi nilang kahit anong gawin nila di sila pumapayat kaya gusto nilang malaman kung anong ginagawa ko, I gave them advise and words of encouragement not to lose hope and set a goals para maging motivation nila yun. I told them that they gotta stay disciplined to get where you want to be. “Discipline” is the key for the successful weight lost. Kasi kung wala kang disiplina lalo na sa pagkain, don’t expect na marereach mo yung weight goal mo. Learn to say "NO" to temptations like what I did for 5 months. I thought na di ko makakaya na di kumain ng junk foods because I love chichiria, can you imagine I can eat one big junk food in 5 minutes! Yes! Adik ako dun, but when I joined the Biggest Loser I accepted the challenge myself to lose weight. At first mahirap talaga but try to think this, there is no short cut to getting the body you want and there is no magic pill all you need to do is to put extra effort and time. 

I don’t know if I can maintain this figure and this weight (I’m currently 113lbs) but this is now the real challenge for me, ang hindi na ulit bumalik sa 140lbs at ma-maintain ko sya. My husband and my family are so proud of me, now they are asking for another baby since payat na ko. Haha. Mas nagmukha daw kasi akong bata ngayon. Hihi. I am so happy to be able to inspire some of my friends and other people about my journey towards healthy lifestyle. 

So to all my readers out there na nawawalan ng pag asang pumayat, don’t lose hope! In 2 weeks, you’ll feel it. In 4 weeks, you’ll see it. In 8 weeks you’ll hear it. So keep it up! If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal. So don’t lose hope, start today lose the weight!

I make them regret the day they called me FAT!
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There is nothing sweeter than coming home to unsuspecting smiles of little ones. Remembering how their kids’ faces light up with joy is enough to get moms excited when bringing home something special. Every day, our kids will call me and remind me to buy them pasalubong before going home. Yes! Minsan pa nga mas excited pa sila na sabihin kung anong gusto nila kesa sa kausapin ako. Haha. Sometimes, whenever I asked my eldest what pasalubong they want, she will answer “Kahit ano nalang po Mommy, ikaw na pong bahala”, so whenever I heard it, mapapaisip na naman ako kung anong pwedeng ipasalubong sa kanila especially madali silang magsawa pag same pasalubong every day.

So when I saw about the Red Ribbon’s Pasalubong Packs, I got too excited to buy one for my kids. At least they can eat these pastries during merienda time while playing at the playground.

I super love Red Ribbon because they bring out the perfect treat for the people closest to your heart as they puts together some of the bakeshop’s most-loved pastries into convenient and affordable take home bags, Pasalubong Packs, making pasalubong an everyday lambing-filled habit for moms.

The Red Ribbon Pasalubong Packs are available for only P100 (medium size) and P185 (large size), providing as much as P20 in savings.

Moms and dads can bring home different Red Ribbon Pasalubong Packs of Cheesy Ensaimada, Butter Mamon, Assorted Ensaimada (Cheese, Salted Caramel, and Strawberry Cheesecake), Assorted Mamon (Butter, Ube, Mocha, White Choco Almond, and Cheese), Assorted Cake Slices (Choco, Mocha Marble, Chiffon, Double Dutch, and Red Velvet), or Bestsellers (Cheesy Ensaimadas, Butter Mamons and a Choco Cake slice) to satisfy the kids’ different cravings.

So what are you waiting for, drop by any Red Ribbon store and bring home the lambing of the Pasalubong Packs today. Visit to discover more Red Ribbon treats.
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Hello guys! I'm soooo sorry for not updating my blog! I'm soooo busy.. As in super busy.. Work, in our new home, new adjustments ang many more. I will make kwento one by one pag medyo nakaluwag na ko, but for now let me share you my 2 greatest blessings I received this past few days. Thank you Lord! Basta puro positive lang iniisip, for sure positive rin ang results. :)



So that's it pancit! More kwento on my blog soon! For now, if you want more updates about our #TeamVillarealHome, follow me on my IG account. :)

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We love staycation! In fact, we make sure to stay at the hotel once every quarter because our kids love to swim. Yes! Nag staycation lang kami dahil sa pool. Anyway, every New Year countdown our family stay at hotel which serves as our home away from home because my mom has asthma and afraid of fireworks. Our initial plan is to stay at Antel Hotel but already fully booked when we inquire, so I look for other hotels near Makati and luckily I stumbled on Y2 Residence Hotel promo on their Facebook account. I called their reservation office and booked 2BR for 3 days 2 nights stay from Dec 31st to Jan 2, 2018.

Our check-in process was definitely smooth however the reception area was jam-packed that time, grabe ang daming nag check-in sa hotel so we were asked to wait at the lobby while processing our reservation. After few minutes, we’re off to our unit. Oh by the way, I booked non-smoking room but since they are fully booked we were transfer to smoking area but they assured us that no one use the cigarettes on that floor since all the visitors are composed of family with kids. They also put humidifier at the corridor just to make sure.

The moment we step inside the hotel, I was amazed with the artistic and minimalist design of the lobby with dramatic use of black and white touches throughout the wall and furnishings. There are hand-painted walls around the area and you can easily notice the concept of two opposing but equal forces in a tight embrace to produce balance and harmony which immediately catches our eyes. Ang ganda nya promise.

Look at the ceiling, simply beautiful
Our 2BR is located on the 17th floor of the building, the only down side of this hotel is that the two elevators were small and we have to wait on queue to get to the floor/room. I hope they improve as most of the guests are excited to see and relax on their room. Parang 48 years ka pang maghihintay para makasakay ng elevator. Hayz.

Anyway, moving forward let’s go to our room. Since we booked for 2BR Deluxe, I expect our room to be spacious as we have three kids in tow. We were surprised how big our room was, it was HUGE and it feels like home concept, really home-away-from home comfort.  The room is clean with complete necessary complimentary amenities such as toiletries, refreshments (bottled water), fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, induction cooker, coffee maker and dinnerware. It has a living room with amenities such as cable LED television, Wi-Fi access, Telephone facility and minimal furniture.

Now let’s proceed with the rooms. There are two comfort rooms; one is located in the masters’ bedroom while the other is in the common area. Each room has a queen sized bed, pillows and comforter. All are clean and comfy. Gusto ko na nga syang iuwi eh. Haha. The masters’ bedroom has a cable television and study table. The cabinets are huge with safety deposit box and complimentary slippers which we used during our stay. They also provides laundry bag just in case you need it. The bathrooms are clean with complete toiletries. You may request for additional supplies for FREE just in case you consumed it. Well, we request for another toilet tissue and they immediate responds to our request.

The rooftop swimming pool is located at the penthouse which gives you a spectacular 360-degree view of the city; however you need to use stairs from 20th floor. Another disappointment for me as my mom has a problem with her legs, hirap na syang maglakad and umakyat ng stairs kaya di tuloy sya nakapag swimming though my kids enjoyed the pool.

The gym on the other hand is located at the upper Penthouse. They have advanced fitness machines such as stationary bikes, treadmills, weight loss and muscled-toning equipment. They also provide towels and water dispenser. Ang saya lang kasi may isang beses na nasolo ko yung buong gym. Hehe. 

Overall, we were very satisfied with our stay here because everything went well. We really had a great time celebrating New Year’s Day at Y2 Hotel. The rooms are nice and comfortable to stay, living room was spacious, everything is just neat and clean, facilities are okay, the ambiance is chic and homey. I’m so glad I was able to check their facebook page for the promo. So if you’re looking for staycation in Makati, try checking out their facebook page for monthly promos.

Y2 Residence Hotel
4687 Santiago Street Cor. Valdez and Singian Streets,
Makati City Philippines, 2981
Telephone Number: +632 224 3000 
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It’s never too late to greet you all, Happy New Year and Happy Three Kings! Better late than never!

Are you ready for another 365 days? Me? I’m so ready, I’m so excited and I can’t hide it! I can feel na this year will be our year again, positive vibes lang tayo lagi mga beshies. Yan na kasi ang motto ko since last year, to avoid negative vibes in my life kaya mas gumaan at gumanda buhay ko since last year. Now, I will continue what I am doing and improve more para maganda ang buhay.

On my previous post where I write the blessings, achievements and accomplishments that we received, now I will share with you our goals/projects this year. I really hope and pray na like last year ma achieve namin ulit like last year kaya dapat “POSITIVE” lang lagi. 


Since we’re moving on our own home very soon, my husband and I decided to make “Furnished home” on top of our project this year. Sino ba naman ang hindi maeexcite mag decorate ng sariling bahay, although we are now in a very tight budget we still have 12 more months to do this thing. Now, I’m so busy checking some ideas and designs in the internet, napaka overwhelming pala!


Last year, we were able to get Rhaine’s insurance (focus on education). Medyo nakaluwag kami ng unti kaya nakayanan namin kuhanan na sya, now were thinking to get another VUL this time focus on investment. Syempre we don’t want naman na hanggang tumanda kami nag wowork parin kami, so our goal is to save more money not only for us but for our little family.


Rhian is turning 4 this weekend while Rhaine is turning 3 on August. We are going to live somewhere in south and looking for a very good school is very challenging to us. Of course, as parents we want to give our children the best school for them.


This is not-so-important goals this year but we want to include this in our list. Malay nyo naman db makapag out of the country kami since last year 1st time namin mag out of town via plane (Bicol and Misibis escapade) na kaming 4. Rhian always tells us that she loves to see Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and wants to visit HK Disneyland. So if ever and hopefully magkaroon kami ng extra money this year, we will visit HK with the kids. (cross fingers)


I know this is my goals last year, unfortunately it didn’t happen as I got busy with my schedule. But since we are moving out away from Makati, driving is a MUST! So hopefully on 2nd qtr this year, makapag aral na kong mag drive. PROMISE!

This is it pancit! Simple lang db, we want to make our lives easier and happier. We learned to value and enjoy simple things in life kasi pag ganon ang ginawa mo magaan ang pasok mga blessings sa inyo. No hatred, just LOVE. Let’s see on December 2018 on my year end review if we accomplished all of these.

Let's make 2018 very REMARKABLE!

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Every year ends I make sure to compile or summarize the highlights of the year. This is to remind me on how I manage my life, how I overcome the problems that we encountered and how God shares us with so many blessing that we received mapa malaki man yan o maliit. So how do I describe 2017? Well, this year is like a roller coaster ride, there are ups and downs in the family but God is so good he doesn’t allow us to carry the burdens for a longtime. He loves us, he really loves us because Jesus gave us guidance to overcome all the trials and problems that we faced last 2017.

I will make this post short as possible, kung pwede nga lang 1-2 sentences lang eh pero mas maganda if I in details ko sya ikwe-kwento so please bear with me while I explain what happened on each events.


I celebrated my birthday with the family. It was a simple celebration but memorable. Oh by the way, my husband gave me new phone as his Christmas and Birthday gift to me. #SpoiledWife

 Our dear panganay celebrated her 3rd birthday at Citadines in Makati. Swerte pa kasi libre lang sya since napanalunan sya ni Ian sa raffle last Christmas party nila in 2016.  Our daughter really enjoyed our stay here, the cake and of course the gifts, look at her face.


We had a very short but sweet staycation at Tagaytay with the whole family where we celebrated my mom’s birthday and holy week.

We also visited the city of pines with the family. This is actually unplanned, yun bang isang araw pag gising namin eh gusto namin pumuntang Baguio, swerte pa namin kasi andun na Daddy ko so may nagbook na sa amin ng room. (Remember, this is peak season so pahirapan magbook and traffic!) I’m so happy because we were able to travel with my parents, way back 18 years pa yung last time na umakyat Mom ko dito kaya I’m happy na nadala ko ulit sya sa Baguio.


First timer at Club Balai Isabel. Yes! I invited my family to join in our company summer outing! Maganda pa nito, nakapag advance party na kami sa resort, kumita pa kami kasi kami ang kinuha nila for Photobooth. Kaya if you’re looking for Photobooth, you may check our FB page.


One of the major highlights of the year as last July we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at Legaspi and Misibis Bay. This is our 1st family out of town via plane and Rhaine’s 1st ride on the plane. Kaya super memorable to sa amin. 


Our baby bunso celebrated her 2nd birthday at Jollibee. This was sponsored by my parents who promised us na lahat ng apo nya ipag cecelebrate nya ng birthday sa Jollibee. I’m so thankful to have parents who support and love us unconditionally.


After 5 years of marriage, this is the 1st time that Ian and I became LDR as he needs to visit his parents in the US. Medyo mahirap at first since our kids are looking for their dad, hindi sanay ang mga bata na di nila nakikita at nakakalaro sa gabi yung Daddy nila. This is one of the hardest event in our family as my in-laws were diagnosed with the big “C”.

On the other hand, this is also the month where I joined the “Biggest Loser” edition in our office. I accepted the challenge to “Balik Alindog” program which helps me to lose weight and be fit again. Remember, ang taas ng bad cholesterol ko at overweight ako kaya need mag diet. Let’s see the final output by March kung may improvement or wala. Hihi (I will post photo right after this game)


Another major blessing that we received this year is where our home loan was approved. Yes! This is it mga beshies, na approved yung loan namin. Malapit na talaga kaming mag move-in mga beshies sa bahay namin.

This is also the month where we decided to join the bandwagon, "Essential Oils". If you want to know more about this powerful oil, click my review here


This month is mixed emotions, bittersweet feelings for us. Our kids are sick right after the Christmas day, Rhaine was confined at Makati Med for 3 days, this is very heartbreaking for us lalo na sa akin to see my daughter in pain. This is the 1st time may na confine sa mga anak ko at talaga naman di ako makakain at makatulog for 3 days not until ma discharge kami. Thank God at nakauwi rin kami before New Year’s eve.

But before year ends, this is one of the most fulfilling days of our lives as we finally fully paid our remaining balance for our unit. After 26 months of hard work, pag hahanap ng extra income, pag titipid, and of course with the grace and guidance of our Lord, nabayaran narin namin lahat.

Now, we are very much ready for more challenges, blessings, and adventures for the year 2018! So let’s bring it on baby!
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