Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Something Sweet & Nutty

Healthy You Trail Mix

I've been craving for something sweet & nutty (salty) lately.  Since the imported mixed nuts are expensive for personal consumption, I tried to do my own mix - argh! fail.  Thank goodness I spotted this Healthy You Trail Mix pack while doing our last minute grocery.  It's perfect for my snack cravings and budget!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Top Picks: Best Android Apps This Holiday


I have to confess, this Holiday cannot be complete without these handy Android applications.  Times have changed, indeed! :)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bath & Body Works Manila

Bath & Body Works - White Tea and Ginger Lotion
I recently discovered White Tea & Ginger lotion from Bath&Body Works.  It has a refreshing fragrance that is agreeable to my highly sensitive nose (floral scent gives me sniffles).  Best of all, it's available locally at SM Department Store along with other Bath & Body Works products! :) Ohh, love it! 

How's your holiday so far?  Had to cut mine short due to work, but parties & reunions are not yet over! Meaning, it'll be a week-long kainan and get-together after office hours before 2012...  Happy Monday!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011


With PNoy willfully veering away from the last Administration's image, we had no or rather a few long weekends this year.  Too bad, Christmas and New Year both landed on a Sunday! Meaning, we might go back to work half asleep... x_X  But on a bright note, the President can still change his mind. (fingers crossed!)

December 25, Sunday – Christmas Day (regular holiday)
December 30, Friday – Rizal Day (regular holiday)
December 31, Saturday – Last Day of the Year (special non-working day)

Anyway, how's your Nochebuena preparations so far? Thank God I don't have to cook, less stress though I sure am going to miss the chaos.  Like last year, H & I will spend Nochebuena with my family and guess what we're bringing? Yup, Dairy a Queen Black Forest cake! H & I enjoyed the Blizzard so much, we're sure the cake will be twice the delight!  Ohh, I can't wait for Christmas!!! :) 

Do you want to bring home your own Dairy Queen Black Forest Special? My DQ Sweet Holiday Giveaway is still ongoing till December 22 (Thur) 12nn.  Check it out HERE for more details.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

PROMO ALERT: Disney On Ice Special One Time Deal!

Moms and fans, take advantage of Disney On Ice special one time deal - get 50% off on selected tickets until December 18, 2011.  Show runs from December 25 to January 3, 2012 at the SMART Araneta Coliseum.

Call Ticketnet at 911-5555 to reserve or visit for online reservation.

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chatime at Gateway Mall Opening Promo

Here's a quick post in between my office deadlines and gift wrappings.  I just can't let it pass without sharing it you!   

Chatime at Gateway Mall, Araneta Center is now officially open.  For fans, tea-addicts, and curious people in Cubao, take advantage of Chatime's grand opening promo:  Free Upgrade: Dec12 -18, 2011; Free One Add-on (Pearl or Jelly): Dec. 19 - 25, 2011 12pm to 3pm. :)

Chatime Store located at Gateway Mall, Level 2

Chatime Opening Promo

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Monday, December 12, 2011


This is it!  Can you feel the Christmas rush now?  Parties, reunions, and get-together celebrations are happening everywhere all over the country.  Since I have a liking with sweet food, it only means one thing for me - sweets madness! 

To share my delight, I act as a Sweets Santa to my family and friends each year.  They would either have a home-baked goodie or a personally selected cake by me.  This year,  I'm relying on one of my favorite sweet shops to do the magic  - Dairy Queen! 

    Dairy Queen Holiday Black Forest Collection

My husband is especially thrilled with this year's DQ holiday special, it has all his favorite things in a single cup - chocolate, ice cream, and cherries!

Of course, I wouldn't be a Sweets Santa if I do not share this mouth-watering treat to you, right?  To thank all local my readers, I'm raffling a P500 Dairy Queen Gift Certificate courtesy of our friends from DQ, Philippines.  Ohhthat!

To join, you must at least be an Ohhthat! GFC (see side bar) or Facebook follower residing within the Philippines. Simple, right?  Register HERE

The winner will be selected via electronic raffle and will be announced by December 22, 2011. 

For more sweet treats, check out DQ's ongoing promo in their Facebook fan page.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011



Sopas (Chicken Macaroni Soup) is one of the popular comfort foods here in the Philippines especially during cold and rainy days. It's so easy to do and can be served anytime of the day. 

So what makes this one special? 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Something different this Christmas w/ Mio


MIO FIGHTS CANCER will be at Kiddo-Prenuer Bazaar, Palm Grove, Rockwell Club on December 4, 2011 and Santa's Xmas Bazaar at La Vista on December 10-11, 2011. 

Mommy Jas & Mio's cousins will be selling different merchandise showcasing Mio's Alphabet & Christmas designs (button pins greeting cards, notepads, stickers, gift wrappers & gift tags) that will help continue Mio's treatments and support other cancer organizations.

So if looking for something different, inspiring and meaningful to give this Christmas – how about Mio's Christmas Cards?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy Happy Feet


I'm going to find us a great big UMPH!" Mumble to Erik, Happy Feet Two

Ohhthat! Gorilla Shoes.  Spotted this uniquely designed barefoot running shoes in the mall several days back.  I've been hearing about this trend early this year but didn't bother to check it since - well, it's weird!  Anyway, I finally did some research and found some cool stuffs that may be worth to give these funny-looking shoes a second look.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shout Out via Blogger-droid


Ohh dear, December is a few minutes away.  I'm posting a quick shout out from my mobile blogger-droid (after my nth attempt to write a post while on the road), while waiting for my hot peppermint mocha to cool down abit.

To give you an update - it's been a whirlwind these past days.  I'm glad H & I were finally able to hibernate for awhile to recharge and celebrate my birthday!  Truly, so many things to thank for and looking forward for another fruitful year before I hit the big 3-0. To God be the glory!

Sweet dreams tonight!  Back to work tomorrow for office peeps :-)

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ready to say MooLatte at Dairy Queen?


Dairy Queen Philippines, the home of the upside down Blizzard ice cream,  offers a full range of ice cream based products including this yummy Moolatte!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

AriZona Green Tea: To Tea or Not to Tea?


I have been on the lookout for AriZona Green Tea since I tasted it in ShopMultiply's party last month. Finally, the search is over!  I found a range of AriZona drinks in Rustans Fresh this week.  But before I hoard a case or two...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MANANG's Chips & Dips

Sofi:  Tita Tin, this is the best chips in the world!

This little girl swears, Manang's Chips & Dips is "the best chips in the world!"  Ohh Sofi dear, didn't your mommy teach you not to swear?  But then again, can a little child lie?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho! Shake Up the Happiness

Araneta Center's Giant Christmas Tree being prep for the ceremonial lighting

Ho! Ho! Ho! Shake Up the Happiness as Araneta Center lights the 100ft Giant Christmas Tree today - marking the start of the Christmas Season in this part of metropolis.  

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Say it with Chalk Ink Markers

While getting a fix of Roasted Chicken Pesto & Shiitake Mushroom Sandwich at Starbucks today, I spotted these cool markers at the counter - Chalk Ink Markers!  The Barista said they use these for their chalkboard art & announcements in and outside the store, unfortunately she doesn't know where to buy it.  I wonder if our local bookstores have these... help?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cake Pops for Christmas


One of my favorite mommy-foodie blogger, Peachy of, is thinking of Cake Pops for Christmas this morning.  It's such a splendid project for the upcoming season, don't you think?  Ohh, it got me thinking of my own Christmas project as well!   I can't wait to see Peachy's creations. 

Anyway, just to share some Christmas Cake Pops ideas I gathered from the net which I find really cute and relatively easy to do... 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday Pins

COFFEE BREAK + Friday Pins = Afternoon Delight! :)

Keeping the faith

My First Fashion Event: Freeway x Manansala


I usually shy away from events that require me to glam up and take pictures of myself.  But since my sisters are into fashion - ohh dear, how can I resist?  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Clawdaddy: Top Pick at Appetite's Restaurant Festival 2011


Clawdaddy Crabhouse and American Grill is my top pick among the  participating restaurants at Appetite's Restaurant Festival 2011.  

I was thrilled to try Clawdaddy during Appetite's "Taste the World" Restaurant Festival launching at Shangri-La Plaza since I've been hearing about it for quite some time now. True enough, they didn't fail to satisfy my taste buds.  The spicy Buffalo Wings and tasty BBQ Baby Back Ribs are worth coming back for! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Discover Pastry: Cooking Demo at Enderun


It's back to school for me! Well, at least for a day for a Pastry Cooking Demo at Enderun in Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PFW Spring Summer 2012: It's a Wrap for Me!

I'll be wrapping up early on my PFW Spring Summer 2012 "adventure".  Again, a special thank you to Jen, Laura & Angel for the invites! ☺

Though last night's show was a big FAIL on our part, we ended it with an 18" 4-Cheese & Pepperoni Pizza and Charlie Chan Chicken Pasta from Yellow Cab - now that's a good  pambawi naman, right?

PFW: SM Ladies' Fashion Spring Summer 2012

SM Ladies' Fashion Spring Summer 2012 Show was a major disappointment for us.  We were stuck in a 2.5 hr traffic along EDSA and totally missed the show by a couple of minutes!  Felt really bad for Rachel of The Fashionist Architect and my two babies, Han & Sky - who was supposed to experience their 1st PFW pa naman. Haizz.. T_T

Ohh well, to savor some PFW aftermath, the girls and I did a couple of OoTD instead (in our Parisian shoes).  Thank God we were able to catch up with some of our friends too.  

Here's to missing the the show! 

My babies, Sky & Han (in Parisian flats)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

PWF: L'Oreal Paris presents Michael Cinco

Michael Cinco's show last night at the SMX HAll 2 for the Philippine Fashion Week was beyond words.  From the collection, musical scoring and stunning effects - ohh, it was absolutely breathtaking.  Bravo!

Unfortunately, my pictures did not do much justice.. anyway, just to share some tidbits of last night. Thank you so much Angel  of wonderwomanrises for the ticket. Can't thank you enough! :)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sweet Beer for the Ladies : Bundaberg

I'm not a fan of beers.  They taste bad and smell bad on my book.  But when H made me try Bundaberg Brewed Drinks we found in a trade fair - Ohh, I'm hooked!

A non alcoholic beer that tastes good - sweet! Hold on, so is this sweet beer really a beer?  

By definition, yes but the process also removes the alcohol to achieve a legally acceptable level as a non alcoholic beverage.  Check this detailed explanation from a forum I found in the internet:

Bundaberg has a range of products & flavors which includes Bundaberg's famous Ginger Beer, Lemon, Lime and Bitters, Sarsaparilla, Peachee, Burgundee, Lemon Ale, Apple Ale and a selection of cafe style flavours which include Blood Orange, Pink Grapefruit and Guava. Bundaberg Brewed Drinks also offers diet varieties for those counting their calorie intake.

For a sweeter deal, no need to go to special trade fairs to get a fix of Bundaberg products in Manila. H & I spotted a limited selection at Landmark Supermarket (Australian product section), Trinoma. I do hope they can complete the whole line soon! ☺

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Friday, October 21, 2011

OMG: Series of Great Shows in Manila Now


So many good live shows in Manila this year-end, my heart is already racing fast with excitement!  

Mmm, what to book first?  Ohh dear, this is too much! 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

FOODIES ALERT: Taste the World w/ Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011


Bigger than ever - Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011 is here!  

October 13, 2011, Manila - Appetite Magazine together with Shangri-La Plaza & Mastercard launched Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011 in celebration of it's 7th Anniversary .

Shangri-La Plaza Atrium was packed with selected guests & foodies that evening, all eager to have their first bite on this year's feast.  

FOOOOOD. Can you feel the excitement in the crowd?

Such a treat to meet fellow bloggers, and of course, chat with Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat - Appetite's new editor-in-chief during the celebration.  Jen, Kai & I were also fortunate to share table with Ms. Nina's fabulously chic & cool best friend Dr. Maris Sabater Paredes of Sabater Optical & her sweet Mom.

Dr. Maris Sabater Paredes & her mom; Ms Nina Daza-Puyat; Kai & Jen

Appetite Restaurant Festival 2011 will run until November 30, 2011.  Participating restaurants at Shangri-La Plaza will offer specially-crafted Appetite Menus all for under Php1,000! Yup, that's inclusive of an appetizer, entrées and desert.  Sounds good, right? 

Diners can also avail of additional free treats in C2, Claw Daddy, Green Tomato, Lemongrass, Pages Deli, Pho Hoa and  Secret Recipe by presenting a coupon from the November issue of Appetite Magazine when they buy the Appetite Menu in those restaurants.  Coupons will also be available at the main entrances and at the concierge of Shangri-La Plaza.  Enjoy free parking when you use your MasterCard to spend a minimum of P1000 (including the Appetite Menu) in participating restaurants)! 

With great deals like these, you’ll want to visit all the restaurants and try the different menus.
The Appetite Restaurant Festival is co-presented by Shangri-La Plaza and MasterCard. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. A3- 0890 Series of 2011.
Appetite is a prestige publication of the MEGA Publishing Group.  For the latest updates, visit

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inside My Survival Kit

My Survival Kit Essentials

I've been a busy bee this past week.  Not only did my day job and recently activated blogger's life required me to go all around the metro (literally), I also attended a string of family gatherings for my Ina's week-long life celebration.

To keep me worry free while I'm on-the-go, I made sure I packed these essentials for my survival kit alongside my makeup bag.  

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our First Christmas Tree Concepts

It's mid-October already, I still can't decide whether or not I am ready to get our first Christmas Tree. The lack of storage space and permanent dwelling place (a.k.a "just renting") are my top most dilemmas! 

After browsing through the net, I found some nice DIY Christmas Tree concepts I can probably do and dismantle easily after the holiday season.  O, diba?  No permanent commitment necessary! :-)

Twigs & Christmas Cards from Martha Stewart

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Catch Chef Bruce Lim Live!

Hey Foodies!  Catch Lee Kum Kee's Brand Ambassador Chef Bruce Lim at the Grand Cooking Demo on October 9, 2011 at the Glorietta Mall, Makati City. 

It'll be a mouth-watering feast together with featured chefs of Cook with the Masters, Chef Sandy Daza, Chef Sau del Rosario, Chef Eugene Raymundo, Chef Him Uy de Baron & Chef Ernest Reynoso Gala.

Exciting right?  Kitakits :) 

More of Chef Bruce Lim at  Chef & his personal blog, Inside a Chef's Life.

SALE ALERT: Watson's #I♥Sale this October!

Who doesn't' love sale especially when it's so convenient to go to?  Get ready to check out Watsons Nationwide #i♥sale this October! For more details & updates visit WatsonsPH.

A Letter for Camy

To my dearest friend and faithful companion,
Where can I find a friend who automatically adjusts in any situation?  A friend who lets me see and appreciate the micro details, and sheds focus on matters that I would have missed?   A friend who gives me all the credit, while  silently slings back rejoicing with our accomplishment?

Only you, Camy! 

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011