Thursday, November 14, 2013

"Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na" Benefit Concert at The Big Dome


In light of this recent tragedy that hit our nation, 
the ARANETA GROUP joins in the nationwide effort 
to offer a helping hand to those who have been affected.

In partnership with ABS-CBN, a benefit concert for Yolanda victims
will be held on November 16 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Dubbed as “Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na”,  
Kapamilya stars are expected to perform at the event.

All proceeds of the show will go to
the calamity fund of ABS-CBN Foundation's Sagip Kapamilya.

Ticket prices as follows:
Patron - P1000, Lower Box - P700, Upper Box A - P500, Upper Box B - P400, GA - P300
Gates open at 6PM. Concert starts at 8PM.

 Tickets are now on sale at or call 911.5555.

Each ticket will come with a free "Tulong Na, Tabang Na, Tayo Na" t-shirt,
which will be distributed at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on the day of the concert. 

In line with Araneta Center Christmas tradition, the official lighting of the giant Christmas Tree will precede the concert at 5:30PM, Gateway Food Park.


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013



I've heard a lot about Gawad Kalinga for years now but never had a chance to participate in one until recently. This year, our GK project is nearing to completion. Almost 200 families of displaced calamity victims will have homes. We witnessed the change in their faces from despair to hope.   Ohh, I have no words to describe it.

This coming October marks the 10th year of Gawad Kalinga.  So many lives have been touched and changed of this initiative that started with a burden to improve the well-being of poor communities.  This year, GK will celebrate its anniversary by sharing with the rest of the world the stories that have helped define the work of the foundation. From the words of Jose Luis Oquinena, Executive Director of Gawad Kalinga, "for us who are already involved, these stories serve as inspiration to stay the course, but for the poor, these fulfill a promise made when we first started: Walang iwanan!"

One such story of this promise concretized is that of Mang Disco's, who found hope when he finally had a home address after many years of living in a cemetery.


1. Share the video post from Gawad Kalinga Official Page (Facebook) and GawadKalingaHQ (Twitter) on your corporate and personal social media accounts

2. Send email and SMS blasts to your corporate and personal networks, inviting them to view and share as well

3. Use hashtag #discohopes when you share/repost in your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and

4. Should somebody inquire about helping GK, please direct them to

We believe that these stories have the power to inspire and involve many others into our work of nation-building.  With friends, volunteers, Kapitbahayan and partners like you, and with God's grace, we face the enormous work ahead of us with unyielding faith and courage. We will end poverty for 5 million families by 2024. - Jose Luis Oquinena, Gawad Kalinga Exec. Dir.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Fifth Season Spa


I was invited by Ms Leah Dy, co-owner of Fifth Season Spa, to try their newly opened salon in Astoria Plaza, Ortigas.  Aside from providing spa solutions, Leah is also the brain (and beauty) behind Fruits In Bloom gift shop, which I am really fond of.   I finally personally met her during the Nestle Acti-V event last month where I was able to try their mobile spa.  I had a good experience during that event, that I couldn't miss this chance to get a full body massage from them.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ohhthat! Change Feature: Galing Pook TV Series

Meron namang good news (sa LGU).  Time to spread it!
For this OCF, I would like to share to you The Galing Pook Foundation's Galing Pook Series.  Have you heard about it?  They have initially featured Marikina and Bohol.  For their 3rd Episode, they will be featuring Palma, Cotabato.  Watch how LGUs can construct Farm to Market Roads at a cost of P50k/km compared to DPWH's 1M/km!

Galing Pook TV Series Episode 3: PALMA, Cotabato
      Aug 6, 630pm on ANC
      Replays 10:30-11pm Aug 8, Thursday and Aug 11, 10:30-11am Sunday

Monday, July 29, 2013

Boosters for Monday | Free Downloadable Pins

I had some pretty rough days last week but over all, it ended amazingly well through God's grace.  Indeed, His grace is enough for us! If you're following me on instagram (@ohhthatbytin), I posted some booster pins I made through pic-collage.  Feel free to download & share.

Have a great week ahead!


And ohh, look!  My cut orchids from two weeks ago are still vibrant.  See some of my tips on how to care for cut flowers (here).  I also did a DIY statement frame for my office desk.  If you want to get the "Grace" image, visit Pinterest/ohhthatbytin.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Royal-like Babies | Search for BlueWater Spa Baby Models

Speaking of babies, you too have a chance to make your baby like a royalty when you join BlueWater Day Spa's Search for its Baby Image Models.  The chosen royalties will enjoy a grand Birthday Kiddie Spa Party Package for 28 persons at BWDS-Ortigas Spa Theatre worth P20,000.00 (Terms and Conditions apply); 10 luxurious Baby Massage Treatments valid for one year worth; and will be featured in a BWDS Ad Campaign for Baby Massage (online, print, in-store ad collaterals) with photo shoot.

The image model search began last June 6, 2013 and so far, eight (8) batches of super adorable babies have been screened.  Ohh, I'm sure BWS will have a hard time choosing one. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Now A Family Of Three


I'm so happy to see photos of the royal family, Kate, William & their new baby.  Children are absolute joy & blessing.  Congratulations! 

I wonder what they'll name the third man in line to the throne?

( UPDATE )  The royal baby is named as Prince George Alexander Louis.  He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.  A very fitting name for the future king.  
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SONA 2013 Fashion-ism

Representative Lucy Torres walks the red carpet. Photo by Fernando Sepe, Jr. via ABS-CBN

While I do share Senator Miriam's sentiments on who should get the limelight on SONA, part of the reason why I watch it is to see how our officials & their family wore our Filipiniana.   

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Strip Hollywood Steakhouse at Shangri-la Plaza


The new wing of Edsa Shangri-La Plaza is fast becoming popular food joint with its selection of new food concepts and restaurants.  

Friday, July 19, 2013

How to Care for Cut Flowers


Ohh, I'm delighted to see my cut orchids in the office are still looking fresh and beautiful for a week now.  I have another pot of cut orchids at home which looks as radiant as this.  According to our resident florist, yeah we have one in the office, cut orchids can last up to 3 weeks if properly cared for.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Gloria Maris at Gateway Mall : A Quick Snap Shot Post


Who loves Chinese food?

Some Thoughts Today: Kitty!


What to do when a monster tries to scare you?  Face 'em & laugh!

Ohh, just having one of those days I need to remind myself - I AM BIGGER than any of my circumstances, POWERFUL to face my situation, and DEARLY LOVED no matter what - cause greater is He that lives in me than he that is in the world.  I AM MORE THAN A CONQUEROR. 

Time to kick some butt.  Groar!

Photo credits to Pixar Animation Studios.
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Pylones Rockwell


Pylones (pronounced pea-lone), the French boutique known for their creative collection of everyday items with adorable designs & innovative twists is now open in Manila.  And I must say, it's creating quite a buzz in the social media lately.

Power Breakfast On-the-Go | NESTLÉ ACTI-V Review


Most of the time, I have to be creative with breakfast.  It is now a must in our family.  And like most homemakers, preparing a healthy meal is a decisive effort we make everyday.  As in effort ito!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday Inspiration : Make Somebody Smile Today


I saw an inspiring news in Yahoo! today, Dumped Woman Gets Boost on To-Go Container.  The customer, who is recently dumped by her boyfriend, received an inspiring note from a restaurant that helped turn her day around.  Now, isn't that something?

Make somebody smile today!  #TGIF

Photo Source: Graphic 1
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tanghalang Pilipino TV & Sandoseng Sapatos

A few weeks back, my husband came up to me with a "spur of the moment" date inivtation.
H:  I have a surprise pero I'll say it na.

Me:  Yes yes, do tell!  (thinking of a dozen things that might be..)

H:  We'll watch a show in CCP this Saturday.

Me: Sosyal!  (but after Google-ing the show schedule)  mmm, but there's no show scheduled this weekend Hun?!?
Ohh, doesn't it frustrate you?  

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The Thomas Edison Perspective on Beef Salpicao


I have not failed. I've just found (the 1st of ) 10,000 ways that won't work.  - Thomas Edison*

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Whether, weather?


Despite of the drizzle, my mother-in-law and I went out for a walk this morning.  Whoohoo!  I felt very accomplished afterwards.  No more excuses this time.  I had my second thoughts earlier since my sister, my walking partner for the 2nd week now, slept in today.  Good thing my mother-in-law gamely agreed to walk with me.   When we saw the raindrops before we left her house,  it didn't bother her a bit and even offered to bring umbrellas.  Now that's what you call - determination.

"If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done." 

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Giordano Philippines Brings Monsters University's Freshman Fair


Giordano Philippines gave us a taste of what it’s like to be a part of the world's best scare university - Monsters University.  The MU Freshman's Fair at Trinoma Activity Center was filled with fun activities and it showcased the special Monsters University Collection by Giordano.   It was a sure hit.  Everybody was welcomed inside the iron gates last weekend, June 29-30, 2013.

Ohh, and did I mention - No tuition required! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Fashion Peg: No Need To Be Loud


I know I AM DONYA  

Audrey Hepburn Subdued

Something on Tin Tries Fashion.  What's your everyday fashion peg?

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Some Thoughts Today: Enough Said.


I've been putting off some things for quite some time like getting up early to exercise, preparing baon, and working on my long overdue reports.  Enough said.  I'll do it.  Yes, I'm doing it NOW!

Hear, hear for one productive week and weeks ahead!


Ps.  Experiencing muscle pains from my 30-minute brisk walking with sis for 2 days now.  It's an accomplishment at least! Hihihi.  Thank God for good weather.

Pss.  Image and edits via

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Black Canyon Coffee: A Drink From Paradise Now at Mckinley Hills

Chai Thai Yen, Iced Tea with Milk, Black Canyon Coffee

No need to go down south to have a fix of Black Canyon Coffee's richly flavored drinks.  BCC Restaurant, Thailand’s largest chain of coffee houses, is now brewing at Tuscany, Mckinley Hills, Taguig City.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Project Tardis For The Study Room


Tardi Blus, Doctor Who, Pillow, Merchandise

Forgive my esoteric post, but this home project is something my husband & I are ecstatic about.  Watch out, my geeky side is about to be exposed.  ;-)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Project Shoebox at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls


It's not yet too late to extend a little help.  Campaign runs from June 7-30, 2013.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Some Thoughts Today: Is it a sign?


I've been attending mommy events and meeting wonderful mommy bloggers lately that made me wonder if it is a sign already?  On top of it, people have been calling me Mommy Tin too!  Hahaha it's so nice to hear that I seldom correct them.  But honestly, the baby is still "in the making" so soon-to-be mom or mom-to-be would be more appropriate.  All I am certain now is that God is causing all things to work together for good, for those who love him and called for his good purpose.  I'm excited of the days ahead.  Keep us in your prayers, ok?

Have a blessed Sunday! :)


Photo Source:  Photo 1
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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Upclose with Carrie Lupoli a.k.a "Chief Mum"


Following the success of Fisher-Price "Joy of Learning" workshop (FPJOL) in the Philippines last June 16, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza Manila,  a handful of bloggers were invited for an intimate one-on-one with Ms. Carrie Lupoli

Consistency is Key: Uncle Cheffy's In Eastwood


I think I've written about Uncle Cheffy's once or twice here already.  For more than 3 years, their Eastwood branch has remained one of our family's incontestable default celebration spots.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Planning a Tree Planting Activity


Magtanim ay di biro.  This famous local farmer's song about planting has a lot of truth in its lyrics.  Ang hirap magmentain ng donya-peg habang nakabilad sa araw ah!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Friday Thoughts: When People Speak Into Your Life


Last weekend, my husband and I were able to chat with our mentors & godparents after a long long time (the couple at left most of the picture).  Sobrang busy kasi nila, as in they've been traveling for speaking & training engagements all around the globe They knew us back when we were still single and have positively spoken into our lives in more ways than one.  Over a cup of coffee and slice of kakanin, we tried to update each other on what's happening in ourlives.  Privately, I told my Ninang about work.. and that I need to loose weight for my career blablabla... She immediately cut me off, looked at me straight in the eye and said, "TIN YOU ARE ALREADY BEAUTIFUL.  When you do your diet it shouldn't be for other people or other reasons but for yourself. "  Hay, minsan kailangan lang ipaalala... Namiss kita tuloy Tita!

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts.  And we are never, ever the same.”

P.s.  So is this a sign to start on selfie ootd posts? Hihihi
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

WORD : Back to work


I'm not complaining.  But holiday in the middle of the week is really a struggle, don't you think?  So I'm giving myself a heads up,  “Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God. I am honored among all the nations. I am honored over all the earth.” Psalm 46:10 [VOICE]

I added a little twist in the slogan, hope you like it. :)

Kalma lang. All is well.
Pray on. Call Dad

Kyoot noh?!  Made these through Keep Calm And Carry On App.  You can change the words, logo and background design using the app.  A downside though, you can only generate a small file size.   

Anyway,  have a great day!  Smize. :)


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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Courageous. Honor Begins At Home


COURAGEOUS.  A movie about 5 dads (4 of which are police officers) discovering the real value of their role and their quest of taking up the responsibility of becoming 'the Dad' that God calls them to be -- not just "good enough" fathers to their children.  

Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day List : A Top 5 To Do's For Grown Up Kids


Planning Father's Day is much more cuter (and easier) when there are little kids around.  But since I'm already married and my siblings are all grown-up, art & crafts are out of the picture for now until may be when his apo arrives.

Friday, June 7, 2013

BlueWater Day Spa's Search for BlueWater Baby Image Models


Remember how our moms (and lolas) used to give us massages when we were still itsy-bitsy cutey babies?  I'm sure we all enjoyed it to bits.  

Tuesday, June 4, 2013