Monday, March 7, 2011

The True Essence of being a Woman

For me, the true essence of being a woman aside from maintaining the beauty inside and out is having a courage to face life being a mother and be strong enough by nurturing another human being to live in this world and willing to carry out the responsibility beneath it. Conceiving a life into a womb for 9 months isn't easy plus to consider the discomforts and back pains during the entire pregnancy, more so if it's a time to bring him into the real world while going through a so called "laboring pain". But at the end of all those pains and sacrifices, hearing the first cry and seeing a wonderful blessing from our creator for the very first time-- a child, makes you realized that it's all worth it. I haven't experience all those things because I'm not on that chapter of life yet I know in God’s perfect time it will come to let me experience how great it is to be a mother. Though as a Nurse, I have assisted a lot of mothers in bringing out a new life and have seen them in tears of joy as I always observed and realized how grateful and blessed they are of having a gift of life. In fact sometimes, i feel so empathetic that I would just noticed some tears falling down from my eyes when I see and hold the baby and put into the mother's tummy to facilitate a bond. Maybe it's just a happiness for other people and been excited for them. Or maybe at the back of my mind, I'm excited yet with fear for myself when it's about time for me to face a new chapter of my life and see myself lying on the bed at delivery room in pain yet someone is there beside me while comforting and assuring me that life could be as wonderful as it is if it's complete. Indeed, having a child and raising him in a good family ties with due respect and fear to God is more than having any luxurious things in this world that nothing can compares to the real happiness it may bring. Being a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible parent and being the real you is the real essence of being a woman that nobody could even ask for more. :))

Happy WOMEN's Day to ALL Fabulous Women out there! :)

Just a review: Summer is here once again. :)

I really love to travel and explore be it here around our country or abroad (a dream yet) and maybe that is why i do like "Dora the Explorer" I feel her character in the real world. Funny but true-blue! I love adventure, discover and learn new things and Meet new friends as well with different cultures and beliefs in life. Life has really a lot of things to offer so I always make sure to try and taste every bit of this “smooth-sweet life” and of course grab every opportunity that has come my way. Just like everyone, I want to live and enjoy life to the fullest! 

In this year, so far my best escapade is when I together with my aunt and cousins explored the beauty of North particularly in Ilocos. Yes! We tasted the best Empanada and Longganisa in town, moved around the Heritage village in Vigan on a “calesa” tour. We have seen the corpse (wax?!) of former President Ferdinand Marcos while we visited their ancestral house in Batac. We enjoyed sight seeing from the top of Cape Bojeador Lighthouse—a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte which was established during the Spanish Colonial period. It was also known as the highest lighthouse in our country. What's the most great of all is, we were able to visit and see the "Giant Electric Fan" *wink* as what my niece called to the 15 Windmills in coastal town of Bangui. So amazing Wind Power Project and as it was known as “The First Wind Farm in Southeast Asia”. We also visited different old churches which are part of the history and among the major attractions of the province like Paoay Church, Bantay Church, and Vigan Cathedral.

Since its summer then, we welcome summer there in Pagudpod where you could see lots of nice beaches. We enjoyed beach hopping. We first stayed at Hannah's Beach Resort & Convention Center and at Saud Beach Resort and Hotel on the other day both is uber beautiful beach I've ever been w/ its clean & clear, turquoise water. So peaceful place and not that crowded a great place to chillax. 

My cousin enjoying the good ambiance by the beach. =)

By the way, those two both offered the best service and amenities. Definitely, it's a Boracay in the North. :)) I really recommend it to all. Super Nice! Indeed, It's a 3-day fun-filled great experience of adventure. It was almost a half-day trip yet all the waiting is definitely worth it. 

We are the Beach Bums! Obviously, we do really love beach! :)

PAGUD-PAGUD & PUD-PUD. un lang! =)

So glad I'd been into one of the places I’ve always wanted to visit.  
VIGAN + PAGUDPUD. I really love the place, the foods and of course the nice people we've met there.

How about you? What's your most travel escapade? Kindly share us, too. We'll be glad to hear about it. :))

Friday, February 18, 2011

“Girl-Kuripot Is Having Another Giveaway and Xend Will Make Sure It Reaches The 12 Winners Nationwide!”

Girl-Kuripot Giveaway - 12 Health & Wellness Prizes Delivered to Your Door!

Here under are: the 12 Health and Wellness Giveaway Prizes!

Girl-Kuripot – Prize can be used in The Spa Branches (Metro Manila only)
1 winner of P500 The Spa GC (Worth P500)

Manila Nature’s Link
2 winners of 1-Month’s Supply of Malunggai Life Oil Capsules (Worth P990 each)

The Miracle Malunggay in a capsule. See the Health Benefits of MLO here.


4 winners of Travel Packs (Worth P99 each)
Popular OTC medicines you might need while traveling – all in 1 refillable and lightweight container. Learn more about Meyerf and the Travel Packs here.

1 winner of Month’s Supply of Dr. Smith’s Natucil (Worth P870)
Dr. Smith’s Natucil is ideal to control cravings because of its dietary fiber. Learn more about Natucil here.

1 winner of Month’s Supply of Dr. Smith’s Garlic Oil Capsules (Worth P750)
Dr. Smith’s garlic capsules won’t leave you with a bad breath. It strengthens the immune system and is a long-term remedy for cardiovascular problems.

Yoh-gurt Froz – Prizes can be used in Yoh-gurt Branches (Metro Manila only, 1-pint Yoh-gurt Froz available in 7 branches)

Enjoy the tangy Classic Fro-Yo topped with your favorite fruits or other toppings or pick the ice cream-like Yoh-gurt Froz Original where fruits are already mixed in.

1 winner of  P500 Yoh-gurt Froz GC + 1 pint of Yoh-gurt Froz Yoghurt (Total Worth P695)
1 winner of  P300 Yoh-gurt Froz GC + 1 pint of Yoh-gurt Froz Yoghurt (Total Worth P495)
1 winner of  P100 Yoh-gurt Froz GC + 1 pint of Yoh-gurt Froz Yoghurt (Total Worth P295)

The contest is open to participants nationwide (with a valid address reachable by Xend in the Philippines - this is where the prize will be delivered). Winners will be drawn via (a participant can only win once but may have more chances of winning by doing the bonus entries). The spa GC prize will be drawn from a Metro Manila address. The Yoh-gurt Froz GC prizes will be drawn from Metro Manila addresses.

How to Join? Here's the Contest Mechanics:

1.     Ask Xend if they deliver door-to-door to your location (give your complete address). If they do, comment this statement below: Xend can deliver Girl-Kuripot giveaways to my doorstep in general location (example: Sampaloc, Manila) ! You may Leave your full name and email address through HERE (1 raffle entry – without this step, you won’t be qualified for this giveaway)

Xend can deliver Girl-Kuripot giveaways to my doorstep in Sampaloc, Manila!

Girl Kuripot

2.     Bonus Entries! 12 more chances of winning! Tell me what you did by leaving separate comments per entry HERELeave your full name and email address per separate comment (If you don't, I'll count it as only 1 raffle entry).
·      Post this on your Facebook wall visible to everyone: @Girl-Kuripot is having another round of giveaways and @Xend Business Solutions Inc. will make sure it reaches the 12 winners nationwide! Prizes include items from@Meyerf@Yoh-gurt Froz, Manila Nature’s Link and a spa GC from Girl-Kuripot! (5 raffle entries – leave the Facebook URL, remember to “Like” so that you can tag, make sure you tag Girl-Kuripot, Xend Business Solutions, Meyerf and Yoh-gurt Froz correctly and post on your wall, to check if you did it correctly your post should also appear automatically in all of the following aside from your wall: Girl-Kuripot’s, Xend Business Solution’s, Meyerf’s, Yoh-gurt Froz’s Facebook walls)
·      Tell me which way you contacted Xend (phone hotline, email, Live Chat or Facebook) and write your honest (positive or negative is fine) feedback about Girl-Kuripot and Xend’s partnership below. (1 raffle entry)
·      Create a blog post regarding Girl-Kuripot giveaway entitled “Girl-Kuripot Is Having Another Giveaway and Xend Will Make Sure It Reaches The 12 Winners Nationwide!” (5 raffle entries – leave the URL aside from your full name and address)
·      Tell her how you can improve your health and wellness with this Girl-Kuripot Giveaway and which giveaway you like the most. (1 raffle entry)

3.     Winners will be announced on the Girl-Kuripot Website and will be emailed for further instructions on March 1, 2011.
4.     All prizes will be sent via Xend Business Solutions on or before March 15, 2011 (target).

Isn't that easy? So what are you waiting for? JOIN NOW! 

Kindly visit this GIRL-KURIPOT SITE for more details regarding this giveaway.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Calling all Outbackers!

Just two weeks ago, the countdown begins with something NEW happening at Outback Steakhouse and last week a transformation had already began in Outback Steakhouse Glorietta 4. And now finally, the NEW LOOK at Outback Steakhouse are completely transformed. Aren't you excited about it? Be the FIRST to EXPERIENCE it. Head over to NEW Outback Steakhouse Glorietta 4 Makati NOW!

Just a glimpse to the NEW LOOK of Outback Steakhouse Makati.

More pictures HERE!

By the way,  Outback Sea has an ongoing contest at their Facebook Fan Page. It's a  Be the FIRST to EXPERIENCE the NEW Outback Steakhouse Makati! As They are giving out a “HAPPY BAR TREAT” for three for 3 LUCKY WINNERS!!! 

Here's how to get a chance: All you have to do...

  • Visit Outback Steakhouse Makati and capture moments by taking photos with the NEW LOOK.
  • You must LIKE Outback Sea Facebook Fan Page.
  • Then Upload your photos on Outback Sea Facebook Fan Page wall. 
  • For a better chance, Be as CREATIVE as you can be! 
Isn't that easy? C'mon EXPERIENCE the NEW OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE MAKATI and Share us what you think about the NEW LOOK.

It's a Nice “HAPPY BAR TREAT” for you and your friends
  • Winners will be announced on January 22, 2011 (Saturday). 
Thanks Outback Sea for sharing this new event happening at Outback.

A Blissful Sunday!

Sunday is a family day for most of us and also a perfect day to spend even just an hour to go to church to thank and praise our creator above, our Lord, for the guidance, blessings and all the goodness He has bestowed upon us.

Last Sunday, As for all Catholics there's something special to celebrate. It's a Feast day of Sto. Nino. I, with my mom and nephew had a mass celebrated at St. Pio Center at Libis. Beyond history Filipino and Hispanics Catholics continue to nurture a rich cultural folk devotion to the "Nino Jesus" (in Latin) or "Sto. Nino" (the devotional title preferred by Filipinos) because they testify the devotion to the Child Jesus is a powerful channel to obtain various material favors from the heaven. The Vatican has recognized this uniquness of devotion among Filipinos that it has issued an indult allowing Filipino Church to celebrate the third Sunday of January as a liturgical feast for the "Sto. Nino."

After the mass has ended, we headed to Outback immediately for our late lunch. It's another special thing for me because it's our "first" at Outback. I had this chance to taste the gastronomical meals at Outback using my GCs as a prize when I won in an Outback's previous contest. Here under are the pictures of the delicious and oh! so yummy meals we ordered!

Outback Steakhouse @ Libis

 A bread served to start a meal... 

An Aussie-Tizers to calm down our rumbling stomach.
Outback Nachos

Crispy Fried Calamari

Outback Favorites...
Chicken on the Barbie

Ribs on the Barbie

 ...and of course the finale, the irresistible dessert!
Chocolate Thunder from Down Under
We had a great lunch indeed. First impressions last is absolutely right! The Outback's team are so nice and service oriented as they showed us a warm welcome. I guess valuing customer is the most important thing for them aside from offering a delicious food items. All turned out well.

I'm with the Branch Managers Ms. Sally Yap and Mr. Joff Mendoza

O - ffers a mouth-watering foods and
U - ber delicious foods!
T - eam are so nice, very accommodating and cool!
B - rings you the best experience! 
A - wesome steakhouse worth to come back!
C - ustomer satisfaction is guaranteed!
K - udos to Outback Steakhouse Philippines!

 It was my first dine-in at Outback but definitely not the last.

With Great food + Great service =  GREAT EXPERIENCE means a 100 % Customer satisfaction!

Thank you Outback's Libis Branch Managers Ma'am Sally Yap and Sir Joff Mendoza, Marketing Manager Ma'am Vanessa Calimlim and the rest of the team! More power and God Bless! :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm an Outback winner! :)

Last week, Outback Sea had contest in their Facebook Fan Page, it's like a guessing game about something NEW that's happening at Outback Sea and the first 3 to guess it right will gonna win a 1,500Php Outback GCs! After I think it's 2 days, I was surprised when I visit the Outback's site. Yipeeee! I was so lucky to be one of the winner. :)
Awhile ago, I dropped by into Outback-Acropolis Libis to get my prize. I feel so glad meeting Ms. Vanessa Calimlim (Outback Marketing Manager) and her staffs. They are so accommodating and friendly. In fact while I was waiting for my GC as they're preparing for it, they gave me some refreshments and even offered something to eat. I want to, but I'm too shy for Honestly, I haven't dine in yet in any Outback branch but as what I observed and encountered, they really know how to value their customers which is so good. They are service oriented indeed, which is really nice! So now, I'm seeing that my future experience with Outback will be an awesome one. I can't wait to use my GCs and experience the best steak in town (as what most people say). Oh well, I might use it on a special occasion maybe, with the special person in my life... my everdearest Mom! Maybe on Hearts Day, I'm gonna date her then I think that's the best time to use it. It would be memorable since it's my first time at Outback and a special date with my mom. 

My Prize! :)

Again, Thanks Outback team! Keep it up! I wish I had picture taken with you but too bad, my phone was drained and my digicam was not in my bag. :( But I know there will be next time though. :)

Anyone who's not yet a member in Outback Sea in their Facebook Fan Page? Why not be one like us so that you can also be the first to hear the exciting news, celebrations and special events. JOIN NOW! Just simply click this one -->> Outback Sea

As soon as I experience the great things in Outback Steakhouse, I'll be back here to tell you about it. =)

For Outbackers out there, here's something you really have to LOOK forward and it's PRETTY SOON! So you better keep yourself posted. :)

To know more about the Outback Sea, kindly visit:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Winter Wonderland Giveaway with...JUICY COUTURE at Pink Fairy Bun

Winter Wonderland Giveaway with...JUICY COUTURE

New Years... New Beginnings... New Handbags!

PinkFairyBun's Winter Wonderland Giveaway starts today until the 31st of January 2011 (All international subscribers included)!

To mark the celebration of a new year she will be giving away one "Love your Couture Daydreamer Bag" by Juicy Couture

She will be giving one bag away in the colour "Pale Linen" and She'll just add a mini description of the bag from the website 

"Our covetable daydreamer arrives with a bold new way to show off your love of Couture. Shoulder bag with double straps, magnetic tab closure, exterior side pocket, drawstring... MORE"

 How to Join?! Just simply follow this Golden-simple rules:

1) Please subscribe first before you enter the giveaway
2) Comment with your name and email address
3) Mention this giveaway in your blog or sidebar
4) Note: She will be using to find out who the winning number is

For further info. regarding this contest, Just visit: