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Making reunions REAL again

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Filipinos are all about family. The mandatory family reunion happens not just once or twice a year, but every chance possible. From Birthdays to graduations all the way to the grand Christmas reunion, family gatherings are always filled with food, catching up, and loads of wholesome family fun.




Lately, we’ve seen many changes in traditional family dynamics — from a simple meal to dance numbers by the grandkids. Families are reaching out to friends and relatives abroad through technology. While technology can be used to connect people, it can also become a wall between family members.

How many times have you walked into a room and you are ignored by everyone hooked on their gadgets? This is the reality that has become the new norm. The simple act of truly connecting has become a valuable commodity that needs to be safeguarded by everyone in the family.

This Holiday season, a brand has decided to take action to advocate for real connections. It’s not asking you to completely give up yo…

FWD Set for Tomorrow: Protection for the people we love

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We're not going to be around forever to take care of our family and our loved-ones, so if there is someone that we can entrust them, it is better be someone who knows on how to take care of them the way we do.

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing life insurers, has introduced a series of new protection plans that can be tailored to meet individual customer needs.  The FWD Set for Tomorrow is a financial protection for those you leave behind.
“FWD’s Set for Tomorrow will provide protection for the people we love and care about. The coverage amount and period can be customized to any personal situation and budget. Our aim is to make real and substantial protection accessible to everyone,” said FWD Life Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes.
FWD Set for Tomorrow, the insurance product has three variants that address the different needs to take care of those left behind should the unexpected happen—Short Term Cover, Income Protector, and…

5 Thrilling Activities at the Great South Carnival

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Do you remember those big carnivals before? We haven't seen them in the south for a long time but the good news is SM Southmall brings the Great South Carnival for family and friends to enjoy. Prepare to scream, be amazed, laugh and truly experience Halloween with your loved ones



5 Thrilling activities to do at the Great South Carnival in SM Southmall

1.Face your Fear of Clowns at the Haunted House

Ever watched the movie, "It?" Well if that movie gave you the heebie-jeebies, you're going to love this horror house filled with circus creeps. To make it scarier, you will have to find and collect the face of the clown and give it to him before you can escape alive.

2. Enjoy the Great South Show
Catch a show filled with acrobats and other peculiar performers as they put on a spectacle you've never seen before. Witness magic before your eyes and see the great ReyBambino put on a show of tricks. Clap, sing along and get LSS with the ringleader as he sings your renown show…

3 of the Best Inventions to Get Your Baby to Sleep

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Is your baby having trouble falling asleep at night? If so, then you, as a parent, may be feeling the consequences of their plight with your own sleeplessness. In this article, we will explore some of the best inventions and products that can help your baby fall asleep much easier, so that you can, too!

Why can’t your baby fall asleep at night?

There are many possible reasons why your baby has trouble falling asleep at bedtime. Many new parents go through the same problem with their babies having difficulty falling asleep or waking up in the middle of the night every so often, and here are some of the possible reasons why this is happening:

●The most obvious possible reason is that your baby has wet himself, pooped, or is hungry. Aside from these reasons;
●Your baby may have missed a nap or two during the day and is now wired during the nighttime
●Your baby is too excited by too much activity during those supposed to be ‘winding down’ hours before bedtime
●Your baby is getting too much …

Raise a Happy and Healthy Kid with NestoGrow

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Giving your child what they need is not the only factor that will help them grow. We may be able to give them the toys that they wanted but it does not end there we also need to ensure that their emotional needs and the environment that they move is suitable for them. And as a mom, one of the key roles that we have is to ensure that everything is balanced and we are giving them the proper attention that will help them feel they are truly loved.

Happiness has and will always be a fundamental desire of moms for their families. Being aware of this is important, especially in today’s environment where negativity and bad news abound. “Ang kaligayahan ng pamilya ko ay mahalaga sa akin dahil ito ang sukatan ng halaga ko bilang ina.” This is a resounding insight that Nestlè continues to learn from many moms.

Because of this, NESTOGROW 4, the newest growing-up milk brand that aims to help moms in raising healthy and happy kids, moved forward with their advocacy, Grow Happy. This is a movement…

Make great memories with your Grandparents at SM Supermalls

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September is the start of the long Christmas celebration in the Philippines but before we buy those gifts and decors for Christmas, We should also remember that this is the month that we celebrate and honor our loving Grandparents.

Grandparents day is one if my favorite day in September. It's the best time to pamper our grandparents and show our love for them.

SM Supermalls always recognize the undying love, tenderness, care and  support of our lolos and Lolas that's why SM Supermalls offers a fun-filled Grandparents Day celebration where families can pamper our grandparents with soecial wellness offers, dining deals and gift promos from August 26 to Sept 9



Here are fun tips on how you can spend time with your Lola and Lola this Grandparents Day:
1. Treat them with their favorite dish:

Grandkids can delight grandparents with Grand Treats -
favorite eats and dishes from participating restaurants in SM Malls from August 26 to September 9 2 . Accompany them to mass.
Praying or goin…

Luxury at Home: A gourmet meal to kick off your evening

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You don't always need to go on expensive trips on a weekend or a fine dining experience to relieve that stress, you can always maximize relaxation in the convenience of your own home.

Giving yourself some "me time" does not mean you need to spend and splurge in luxury to give yourself a treat. a simple preparation at home while playing the relaxing playlist that you kept on your phone for a while is a great way to start, no shopping required unless there's something that you specifically need for your pampering.

A good bottle of wine, a couple of cans of tuna in the pantry, and a few odds and ends in your refrigerator are all you need for a gourmet meal to kick off your evening of indulgence.


Something light
If you’re watching your weight, skip the carbonated alcohol and alcopops and go straight for the good stuff. A lively Beaujolais would be perfect, or some nice mild Rioja Crianza. Despite these being both red wines, they’re light, young, and slightly acidic, pair…

Memorable Staycation at Loreland Farm at Luljettas Hanging Garden

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A staycation is always on my list to do things every year. Its one way to have a nice bonding moment,to relax ,to relieve stress and to escape the busy city.

This was our staycation in Loreland Farm  last year.

Loreland Farm is one of the nicest resort in Antipolo City. I booked our 2 days and 1 night stay in Buenvinido Travel and Tours.








  This is where we stay for 2 days and 1 night. Because I was too excited I forgot to take a photo of our room. But the room have TV and Aircon



They have kiddie pools too. 
We have complimentary breakfast only for 2 ,so we decided to order pancake for Chelsea and she liked it.


After  breakfast we just explore the whole Loreland Farm then decided to check out  and go to Luljettas Hanging Garden.


Luljettas Hanging Garden
Did you know that Luljettas Hanging Garden and Spa is the only Hanging Garden Spa in the Philippines?. .



The staff gave us robes to use and a basket where we can put our personal things.

The Jacuzzi is so nice . The water is in right te…

My Battle with Depression

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"Life is not easy, not just for me but to anyone living and breathing"
Why do I feel so down? Why do I feel so sad? Why do I feel alone? Why do I feel so angry with little things?  Why am I like this? I feel so tired!
These are the questions I asked myself few years back. .
Let me tell you something about myself. .
I was an Overseas Filipino Worker in HongKong.I worked as a Domestic Helper who starts my day around 5 am and ends at 9 pm. Working as Domestic Helper is not easy, but I always tell myself that I'm doing this for our future.
Every Sunday I was able to meet my mom who is also working there,I was able to meet new friends and I was able to eat and buy things that I can't buy before .I was able to travel and visit other places like Macau, Shenzhen and Shanghai.

I'm too happy to buy new things ,eat the food I like with my own hard earned money.
I know what are my goals in life and I'm not afraid to follow my dreams.

But that was the past. 
After 7 years 
I'm