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Best Christmas gift for kids

Teaching kids on how the importance of financial stability at their early age makes them ready for their future. Like with our youngest child, Chelsea we already start telling her the importance of saving her money, wants vs needs and the importance of having emergency funds.


Nothing secures a child's future better and, at the same time, teaches them the value of saving than by gifting them with a BDO Junior Savers account this holiday season.

The BDO Junior Savers Account is specially designed for children 12 years and below. With an initial deposit of Php100, you can open an account and start growing interest.

Kids below 12 years old will get a passbook to monitor their savings for as low as Php100 and start earning interest upon reaching a P2,000 deposit balance. Children between 7 to 12 years old may request for a personalized BDO EMV Debit Card upon reaching a deposit balance of P2,000.

Junior Savers also gives you the option to help your child save. Through Easy Saver or yo…

Benefits of Grapeseed Oil For Your Skin

Grapeseed oil is a byproduct of the wine-making process that plays a central role in natural skin care. This high-linoleic oil extracted from the seeds of grapes is rich in omega-6 fatty acid, which helps to rebuild healthy skin cell barriers. Along with the best organic face wash, regular use of grapeseed oil may improve the ability of skin to retain a healthy level of moisture.

Here are several benefits of applying grapeseed oil topically after cleansing or using products that contain this oil to use as part of an organic acne treatment.

Evens Skin Tone
Grapeseed oil contains proanthrocyanidin, a naturally occurring polyphenol compound that can reduce the appearance of skin discoloration or scarring over time. The smoothing effects of this oil can also be attributed to the high levels of phytosterols found in the membranes of plant cells. Grape seeds are also rich sources of antioxidants such as polyphenol resveratrol and vitamin E. WIth regular use, existing damage may fade away and…

Hassle-free Celebration with McDo Party

Kids always look forward to birthday party celebrations, but there’s no denying that the planning process can be intimidating for parents. For those who want to give the best birthday bash for their children but don’t know where to start, look no further as McDonald’s offers a hassle-free way to plan a party!

Marian Rivera-Dantes and daughter Zia choose McDo Party

Take it from Marian Rivera-Dantes herself, who is seen in this new video by McDonald’s, having a breeze as she and Zia takes us through their party planning process!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQNrg_TsTe8

As one of the top birthday party destinations for kids, McDonald’s aims to make party planning as stress-free as possible. Parents can rely on McDonald’s hands-on party planners, known as Guest Experience Leaders, to stay on top of the party details from start to finish, so parents can take a back seat from the stress of planning and just enjoy milestone moments as much as they should be enjoyed.

McDo Party: Planning in…

It's the Season of Giving at Robinsons Townville!

There are more than receiving gifts this holiday season. We are fortunate to buy the gifts that we want or eat that ham that is prepared for the holiday season, but not everyone is given this opportunity.

This Holiday season is the time to give back from all the blessings that we have received for the entire year, and Robinsons Townville is having their campaign called 'Our Season of Giving' that aims to share an ultimate Christmas experience for everyone through the launch of their annual Christmas parade featuring our all-time favorite Christmas characters like Santa Claus, Dancing Elves, the Gingerbread Man and a walking Christmas tree ready to spread festive cheer this season. To complete the Christmas parade, Robinsons Townville invited local chorale groups to perform heart-warming and joyous carols set to dazzle the whole family.



This spectacular series of events have been made possible with the help of partners such as Coca-Cola, Selecta, Purefoods, PLDT, Amazing Kids …

SM Bear Joy Squad represent the top dream jobs of kids

This Christmas, you don’t only get a friend – you get a squad at SM!

When I was a little kid, Christmas is my most anticipated time of the year, aside from the festive ambiance and receiving gifts it is when almost all our family come together and celebrate it with laughter and exchanging of gifts.

The warm feeling of love and essence of giving makes this season much anticipated, this is the same feeling that we wanted to share with kids that are in need.

In celebration of “Happy Bear Day” this December 1, SM Supermalls brings a merrier holiday celebration as it introduces the all-new 2019 Joy Squad – elevating the fun, excitement, and spirit of joy this season of giving, especially among kiddie shoppers, in SM malls nationwide!



“For eight years, SM has continued to spread the joy during the holiday season with SM Bears of Joy and help kids in need," said SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan. "And #HappyBearDay on December 1 is SM's special one-day online and on-ground celebrat…

5 Unusual ways to enjoy your fast food

Ever get tired of your typical burgers or fried chicken combo?

For whatever reason, everyone eventually gives in and orders their usual food at their go-to fast food joints. But what if there’s a nifty way to upgrade your fast food experience? With Popeyes’ menu items, you can come up with insane fast food hybrids that you could never imagine would pair well together, but somehow do. All you need is a little creativity and an adventurous palate.

Beat the food rut and try out these combinations at Popeyes for new and weirdly delicious fast food discoveries.

1. Cajun rice + creamy crab soup

Starting off the list is a combo that will surely spice up your meal. Just imagine – a bowl of flavorful and slightly spicy rice mixed into a thick and savory crab soup. All of those ingredients, spices, and aromatics coming together to give you a delicious mashup with distinctive Cajun flavors. Rice lovers out there will surely go bonkers for this one.

2. Classic honey biscuit + ice cream

Okay, so yo…

SM & BDO’s Pamaskong Handog offers exclusive deals for Overseas Filipino families

SM Supermalls and BDO are once again bringing a one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration to overseas Filipinos and their families with star-studded Pamaskong Handog events happening at SM Seaside City Cebu Mountain Wing Atrium on December 7, SM City Davao Event Center, Annex on December 14, and SM City Telabastagan Event Center on December 21!

"Overseas Filipino workers have made so many sacrifices for their families. This is our way to help spread happiness during the most wonderful time of the year," shared Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing.

“Only SM & BDO have this kind of collaboration and exclusive offers for our kababayans. Every year, we look forward to organizing our Pamaskong Handog event and do our best to bring smile to their faces as they are far away from home during this time of the year.” said Genie Gloria, Senior Vice President and Head of BDO Remittance.

As a special holiday gift, exclusive deals and discounts await overseas …

Sharp Better Solutions aims to address the need of consumers

Making our life easier is the main reason why our technology keeps evolving together with the fast-paced environment that we have. From communications, home entertainment and personal care, we always look for convenience and comfort.

Sharp Philippines Corporation holds the commitment of giving quality and comfort combined with the cutting edge technology readily available at a competitive price.

 With the continuous evolution of technology and the significant role it plays in the everyday lives of people, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) continues to introduce products that aim to incorporate ease and convenience into the Filipino household.



SPC’s products are categorized into four sections, or what they refer to as Solutions that seek to address the needs of consumers. These are Entertainment Solution, Clean & Comfort Solution, Health & Beauty Solution, and Business Solution. Products highlighted last November 28, 2019, at The Madison Events Place complement those that we…

Hotel Sogo opens its new branch in Timog Avenue

Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines, continues to expand its hotel services to patron guests, travelers and families who are looking for a quick stop from the hassle and bustle of the metro with its 39th branch perfectly situated in a district brimming with life.


Strategically located in the heart of South Triangle, Quezon City, Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue branch is your gateway in experiencing top of the class service, authentic Filipino hospitality and comfortable lodgings at exceptionally affordable rates.

With more than 100 rooms, the hotel takes pride as it showcases a refreshing look of its lobby and the first Hotel Sogo branch to introduce the self-check-in kiosk. The kiosk is part of Hotel Sogo’s modernization and is designed to allow guests a digitized and more discreet transaction of their hotel stay.  Transactions are then processed and checked at the front desk.



Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue also boasts the new state-of-the-art red and white façade which symboliz…

Singaporean Math teaches mental strategies to solve problems

Math, the subject that most Filipino students are having difficulty, a large percentage of which are failing this subject. I can still remember our Math teacher during my elementary and High School days, always reminding us not to make Mathematics complicated as different solutions can lead to one answer, and all you need to do is to choose the easiest one.

Is it the way that the subject is being taught? Or does this only mean that our students are hopeless when it comes to this subject? If you feel the same way for your child, fear not because there are now Learning Centers that can guide your child and change their perspective towards Math.

Singaporean Math is a world-renowned Mathematics Curriculum that can help in developing your child's problem-solving skills. And if you are looking for the right Learning Center to choose in providing this kind of Curriculum, you don't need to look far as BrainLight Learning Center offers this program and they have personalized it based …

Drive-thru at Jollibee, gas up at Petron for freebies, discounts

The country’s number one fast food chain never fails to bring joy to everyone, even to those on the road! Thanks to Jollibee’s Drive-Thru, customers on wheels can easily experience joy on the road and satisfy their cravings for their favorite langhap-sarap meals.

With the “Drive for Joy” promo, anyone on-the-go can get even more exciting freebies and discounts when they order at Jollibee Drive-Thru stores or when they fuel up at any participating Petron stations nationwide.

Every P150 minimum single-receipt purchase at Jollibee Drive-Thru or P200 minimum purchase at Petron stations give customers one (1) coupon which entitles them to a free go large iced tea when they buy any value meal, or free Jolly Crispy Fries when they spend a minimum of P200, at Jollibee Drive-Thru windows.

The coupons can also be used to get a P30 discount when they purchase P500 worth of Petron fuel, or P20 off when they buy at least 1-liter Petron engine lubricants.

So, what are you waiting for? Drive for jo…

PiTaKa program helps OFW achieve their financial goal

Working abroad is not like taking a vacation out of the country and earn money. It may seem an easy way for you to help your family, but a lot of our Kababayans spend years or decades to save and send money back to their loved ones.

As a former OFW, one of the goals that we have is to give our family a better life, give them the things we can't afford, and paint our children's smiles with chocolates. With that mindset, we tend to send them whatever we can, up to the point that there is nothing left for us, and that should not be the case.

You don't want to work until you've had enough, you need to set goals, save money and prepare for the future of your family, giving them the things that they wanted is not bad but don't spoil them, your family needs you, more than the toys, fancy clothes and chocolates in the Balikbayan Box. Your return is what they will be anticipating most, so you can spend time and enjoy what you've hardly earned abroad with them.

If we wa…

The Kitchen Mom's 4th Anniversary and Giveaway

We are Turning 4 this year!


At first , I decided to start writing on my blog to put my recipe or just to post my mommy adventures. But as day goes by I noticed that there are people who liked reading and visiting my blog.

Of course, I was really happy that time, I didn't think that sharing my thoughts and my hobby will help  and inspire people especially mommies.
There was a time that I decided to stop blogging and just focus on being a stay at home mom but reading the comments and private messages from mommies makes me decides to continue sharing what I have, what I've  learned as a mom, as a wife, and as a person who also have flaws.

That's why I've decided to give back to the community of mothers who has been very supportive since day 1.


I decided to have an intimate bonding moment with my mommy readers and followers this coming December. It' s going to be an afternoon of fun, food, drinks, talks and raffle prizes.

There are also people and brands that I am tha…

MBP Halloween Party 2019 at McDonald's

Just when you thought that McDonald's is just a place where you can celebrate birthday parties or christening, which is the usual thing for us, well you got it wrong. Because with McDonald's you can celebrate anything.



Mommy Blogger Philippines together with Ronald and the Gang held a Halloween Party for tour kids to celebrate, it was a "spooktacular" day filled with fun and surprises as fellow mommy bloggers and our kids enjoyed different games and experienced different tricks and treats prepared by and made exciting by the host from McDonald's. This experience had me thinking of celebrating my daughter's birthday at McDonald's and have a #McDoParty.






The entire party a blast with all the kids dressed in their best Halloween Costumes while they were joined by Grimace and Birdie which made the kids and kids-at-heart smile and laugh.



No one went home empty-handed as everyone received treats and giveaways for participating in different games and from other s…

AJI SAVOR™️ ON RICE Jpop & Kyaraben Party

Rice has played a great part on our diet as Filipinos and so as other Asian countries, a meal is not complete without it, and even with different variants and color, one thing is for sure, "we love rice".

 What if  you can take your rice experience to the next level? Aside from the usual plain rice or fried rice, what if you can some magic to your rice?

These questions can be stucked on your head for a while but no need to fret because the answer is here.  In a bid to be the pioneer in providing rice topping mix in the Philippines, AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (APC) launched AJI SAVOR™ on Rice in a press conference in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.



AJI SAVOR™ ON RICE is a delicious and affordable way to add calcium to one’s diet. Inspired by Japanese Furikake, this product contains a blend of ready-to-eat dried umami food ingredients, like malunggay leaves, toasted sesame seeds, and meaty beef or chicken flavored granules that are used to season rice. Each pack can be c…

Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop + My Shrimp and Bacon Balls Recipe using U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flakes

Potatoes play a big part in the diet of Pinoys. We use them in a lot of our ulam (viands), we enjoy them for snacks like chips and fries, and they are often our preferred side dish like mashed potato.

They are so versatile, and may I add, very nutritious, too!They are packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, complex carbohydrates, fiber and calcium among others. My daughter who is now in grade school benefits from all the nutritious goodness in potatoes.They are a constant in my pantry because they are very affordable. A win-win!

So, I said yes right away when I was invited to the Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop. It was held last October 25 at the Magsaysay Institute of Culinary Arts in Mandaluyong City.




The event was a collaboration between Potatoes USA and Momma ‘n Manila blog with guest celebrity mom-chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco. She shared three potato recipesthat are so easy to prepare! These are U.S. Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potato Sauce …

Maxicare encourage people to live a healthy life with Maxifest 2019

Prevention is better than cure, this is the line we hear all the time from friends, family members or even your doctor when you try to ignore your health.  Raising self-awareness, knowing what is your body's need and getting a healthier lifestyle that will suit you is like giving your body an advantage to fight illness.

As a member of Maxicare, like most of us, I only see its importance during times of sickness, or when I need it for checkups. never did I know that Maxicare is more than just a healthcare provider,  I just recently knew that they have been holding health events that help in raising awareness in getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle.

 Fitness is, without a doubt, the biggest trend in 2019 as it can shape better habits of living life to the fullest. With different exercise routines and innovative workouts that deliver sweat-inducing sessions, living your best life has never been more exciting.
For those who are always on the search for new and interesting way…

No Tricks, Just Treats with Welch’s Fruit Snacks this Halloween

Halloween is the season of a lot of things from horror movies, play dress up, to sugary candies. And just because the season of sweets is in high gear, the treats should not contain all those scary ingredients. That’s why for your trick or treat, consider a bagful or more of Welch’s Fruit Snacks that are made of real fruits with assorted flavors that the kids and even the whole family can enjoy!

Certified made with fruit and fun, Welch’s Fruit Snacks not only delivers delicious taste, one serving of this chewy snack contains 100% Vitamin C and 25% Vitamin A and E. In the alphabet of vitamins, these three stand out as critical for growing kids. Aside from these benefits, who can resist the lure of free from preservatives, fats, and gluten? These qualities will surely far exceed expectations as too much consumption of those three are usually associated with headache and nausea. Children and kids are more susceptible to these that’s why their food should be watched out on Halloween and …

Sarah G.’s Secret to Decades of Success: Explore and Discover

The singer-actress has been in the industry for almost two decades now.
William Shakespeare once said, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.” This is something that no doubt applies to Sarah Geronimo, the multi-hyphenated star who is inarguably still one of the brightest personalities in the entertainment industry even after almost two decades of being a part of it.

Some would say that Sarah was meant to rule the stage since she was young, but there was a lot of hard work invested in her career as well—something she had shown since childhood. She won the grand prize for the IBC television singing contest Star for a Night at the tender age of 14 and had been unstoppable ever since. Her rise was fast but expected. She broke through the top with new hits and soulful revivals, as well as albums that turned her presence into a form of pop culture on its own.

But while her fast rise is something for the books, there’s something more amazing …