Sunday, June 28, 2015

103.5 Klite : I finally found THE ONE who makes me feel complete! ♥

Have you found that "someone" or "somebody" who makes you feel complete?

Lately I realized my life is incomplete. Being a career woman for 10 years, music was taken away from my system. (Btw, I'm a music lover! Maybe because I grew up in a family who loves music?! ) Anyways, my daily routine back then was home duties - work - home/ mama duties. It's like my life's always in a rush. The only time I got to listen to music and relax was during my travel time from house to work and vise versa. I don't have a choice but to listen to what radio station the driver is tuned in to. Commuter problem. There came a time that I'd want to stop the clock just to breathe and chill out and just listen to soothing music. I don't know if it's just me or others had the same feeling as I had.

I'm grateful to God that after my craniotomy, I became a homemaker na. Had meningioma not happened to me, perhaps up until now my life is sooo boring.(I love my previous job though. It's our bread and butter) But I'm still thankful to God, despite what happened.

After my operation, I don't like to hear loud music. I'm easily irritated with noise. This time Mr. MITM, brought out our old radio ( from baul perhaps?! ), and luckily I came across 103.5Klite. From then on, our old radio was glued to this station. Apparently, our old radio gave up on me..huhu. BUT, here comes my hero. He bought me a new cutie radio as an advance birthday present since I know he can feel my emptiness without music (for almost a month!) . Hehe..ahh.. thanks, Mr. MITM! You saved me again.

Now, I want you to meet the people who brought music back into my life. Tadaaa!!! Photos grabbed from the owners' social media account(s).

The DJs of 103.5 Klite ( Mondays -Fridays)

Trish Cabral - 6am-9am #Jumpstart
Follow her on FB : Trish Cabral
Instagram: @trish_cabral
Twitter : @trish_cabral

Cadillac Jack - 9am- 12pm #MidMorningLite
 Follow him on FB: Cadillac Jack
Instagram : @cjack1035
Twitter : @CJackKlite 

Claudine Najera : 12pm -3pm #TheTurnAround
Follow her on FB: Claudine Najera
Instagram : @claudineonradio
 Twitter: @ClaudineOnRadio 

Janice Racelis -3pm -6pm #HappyHour1035
Follow her on FB : Janice Racelis
Instagram : @janiceondisplay
 Twitter: @JaniceOnDisPlay 

Georgia Manila - 6pm-9am #LiteDrive
Follow her on FB: Djgeorgia Manila
Instagram : @Djgeorgiamanila
Twitter : @djgeorgiamanila 

Romeo Borromeo -9pm -12am #LiteNitesSyndrome
Follow him on FB: RJ Borromeo
Twitter : @Romeo_1035

Jason Sanchez 3am -6am
Follow him on FB : Jason on the Radio
Instagram : @jasonontheradio 

These DJs are very friendly, cool, instructive, entertaining, accomodating and you will have a homey-feel with them. Their playlists make me remember good old times "kapanahunan", that bring smile to my face when they cross my mind. This station put joy in my heart that can't be replaced. Not only that, aside from the good music they play, they have a lot of giveaways every now and then. Isn't that a big bonus?! You get to enjoy the tracks and win stuff pa from them?!

I must admit my loyalty to this station was tested ONCE. I almost lost diamonds in search of stones. BUT that won't happen again.

Let me put that with some lines and song titles. ALL MY LIFE, I promise to never fall in love with a stranger (kc and jojo). I've been searching for so long SO IT'S YOU, where were you all along? (Raymond Lauchengco) I FINALLY FOUND SOMEONE, who makes me feel complete (Bryan Adams feat Barbra Streisand) from now on... I'LL STICK WITH YOU, guys ( Pussycat dolls) and STAY WITH YOU ( John Legend) FOREVERMORE (Side A). Sorry if I'm thinking out loud (Ed Sheeran). Lol

103.5Klite -plays your hits and lite favorites 
Textline:( 0999) 1121328 
Twitter: @1035KLITE 
Hotline: (02) 6381035 

Don't fret if you are out of town or out of the country. You can still tune in via

This is not a paid ad. If you will notice since my very first post, until now they are all about my winnings and events I attended. And the people who have touched my life. I just want to show them my sincerest gratitude for all the happiness they brought not only to me but to my whole family. There even come a time when the DJ jokily asked me to stop joining their giveaways, to just tune in and to give chance to others. haha. STILL I love that DJ to bits. What am I going to do? This is what I do when I'm hooked into something. I'll stick with you no matter what.

To record some of my winnings.(I'm not bragging here. Just want to share what I got for constantly hanging tough)

Roses for Mr. MITM ( I think Island Rose thought it's him who ordered that's why it's pink. Hehe.. He's surprised and happy anyway)

Hearty BRUNCH at The Bowery with my mom, sis and eldest son on Mother's Day. 

Bouquet of Yellow roses from Island Rose for my mom and Posh Nails Hands and Feet Grooming Package GIft Certificate

Block Screening of Jurassic World on our 103rd monthsary! ♥

Luscious liquer-infused dark chocolate -BLACK LUXE Collection from Island Rose for my Mr. Selfless, Mr. MITM ♥♥♥ Again, he was surprised at work. 

Will make a separate post about Mr. MITM experience here at The BACK ALLEY ...soon! 

If you are tuned in to this station, you can never go wrong! This simple write-up is not enough to express how grateful I am for all of these and how they are helping me to get through everyday.

 " Without Music Life would be a mistake! - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Music is a language the whole world speaks!"

"Happiness is like a radio station, broadcasting all the time. You just have to learn how to tune in and receive it properly. Stay tuned and be happy always" ;) - Anonymous


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Friday, June 19, 2015

Perks of a Bella - My Simple yet Relaxing Birthday Celebration

Who wants a do-it-yourself type of massage?!

Me and Mr. MITM do! and I know lots of people out there doesn't want to be touched by anybody for a massage to have their tensed muscles relaxed as well.

Last June 17, I celebrated my birthday at our "happiest place on earth" at Ace Water Spa , with my family. It's been 5 years since we started to love Ace Water Spa. With or without occassion, whenever we feel like we need a break, bond and chill out, this is one of the first place that will come to our mind. We used to go to their branch in Banawe, Quezon City. But we love their branch in Pasig the more.

ACE Water Spa in Pasig

Ace Water Spa is the best place to bond with your family, friends and colleagues. I also like how the spa is PWD ( person with disability) friendly. Aside from the fact that they do give discounts for PWD, (provided you have a valid ID) I love how they give considerations to PWDs.

What you need to bring when availing a spa service?

All you need to bring are fitted swimwear and a towel. Ace Water Spa has all the amenities you need for a complete and relaxing experience. They provide swimming caps and life vest for kiddos. But if you want to bring your own, you are free to do so. A locker will also be provided where you can safe keep your belongings.

What I personally love about AWS, aside from their Hydrotherapy Massage is their Hot Herbal Pool. Whenever I'm out of sight, my family would know where to find me. They have four (4) hot herbal pool with different temperatures ranges from 34° to 40°c. I love to dip in their Lavander pool, the hottest pool with 40°c as its temperature. Thank God for my high tolerance for extreme heat. I love lavander scent, it refreshes my body at the same time keeps my skin smooth and soft. And after that I would take a fast dip into their cold pool (as if I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge). But I need to do this. This process is called Contrast Therapy Plunge. It is a special hydro-therapy experience wherein an alternate plunging in the hot herbal pool and cold pool is involved. Immersion on hot herbal pool will open your pores to allow the release of body toxins while stimulating blood flow to the core of the body while tightening the pores. Alternate immersion is recommended to keep your body temperature and heart rate at a healthy level.

Since picture taking is not allowed in the spa area, I grabbed some of AWS's photo from their website.
Hot Herbal Pool -in Banawe, Quezon City Branch

Who says that only masseuse can offer soft, moderate and hard massages? AWS has these one push-of-a-button equipments. They have:

 4 soft massages facilities
1. Bubble bed- my son's favorite next to kid's pool
2. Bubble pool
3. Bubble massage
4. Hydro-acupunture bed

Bubble bed- my kids' to kids pool

Bubble pool

 6 Moderate massages
1. Rainfall acupunture
2. Hydro-buoyancy massage
3. Eight nozzle shower
4. Buttocks massage- my personal favorite
5. Jet chair
6. Jet chair foot massage

Rainfall Acupunture

 7 Hard Massages
1. Head & shoulders massage        5. Water falls
2. Muti-point massage                     6. Chest jet massage
3. Waist jet massage                        7. Upper body jet massage
4. High pressure massage

They also have Steam, Sauna and Lapping pool. For more information on the purpose of each facility, click here.

What is Hydrotherapy Massage?
Hydrotherapy massage- is a kind of therapeutic massage that utilizes "Utrasonic Jet System" that massages specific areas of the body with its aquatic jets strategically located to relax and soothe tired and aching muscles. This treatment is best done in heated water.
Kids pool ♥♥♥

ACE's interior in Pasig

I'm so happy to have a Belle de Jour Power Planner 2015. I won mine in Chesca de Mesa's ( @chescademesa) birthday giveaway. The planner has 2 kinds and they costs P598 and the leather P680. It comes with a booklet with 72 discounted coupons. Get over 40,000 worth of discounts and freebies with these BDJ coupons. Fair enough?! That's too much savings for the price of the planner. Luckily, they have this Buy1, Take1 on a 4-hour hydrotherapy massage. Yay! That'a big discount! (P550!) #PerksofaBella #wisemama move again. I think this planner will be a must-have for me every year and to all of you out there who love freebies and discounts! Go to for the list of current participating partners and to know how to get this planner.

My BDJ Planner and booklet ♥ 


Adult                                                                     P550.00
Kid(4ft &below)                                                  P250.00
Senior Rate                                                          P392.86
-(Good for four (4) hours for all facilities)

Lapping Pool Only                                             P250.00
Senior Rate                                                          P178.57
(Good for three(3) hours. Monday-Friday 6am-12nn except Holidays)


Female : Bathing Suit (one piece or two piece) Cycling Shorts, Rashguard

Male: Cycling shorts or fitted trunks rashguard Boardshorts and boxer shorts not allowed.

Trunks                                                        PHP 100.00
Swimsuit                                                             200.00
Kiddie swimsuit                                                150.00
Kiddie trunks                                                     100.00
Towel                                                                   150.00
Top                                                                       100.00
Cycling                                                                100.00


1. Towels are not provided. Please bring your own or you may rent.
2. Beach shorts and boxer shorts will not be allowed. Only fitted swim wear, preferably spandex material.
3. Children twelve(12) years old and below should have at least (1) afult companion inside the spa area.
4. Six (6) years old and above boys should use the male locker.
5. Kid two (2) years old and below is required to use swimming diaper.
7. Cametas and cellphones are not allowed inside the spa area.
8. One (1) ticket is ine time access priviledge.
9. In excess of four (4) hours, P100.00 per hour per person will be charged.
10. My gentle and sweet reminder- Please do not pee on the spa!!! Respect other people. There are children and other oldies there that might drink water from the spa. I'm happy that my kids are well-disciplined. Whenever they feel like peeing, they would tell us right away and we'll go to the bathroom, pee and wash before going back to the pool/spa.

We love Ace Water Spa

No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for atleast 5 minutes in every hour, you'd be more productive -- Dr. Joyce Brothers

How much more if you spend 4 hours to relax? You'll be more productive. So, head on to Ace Water Spa and de-stress. Take it easy. You won't regret every minute and every penny spent.

Thank you Lord for another wonderful year! 'Twas a Happy and Relaxed Birthday indeed.

Happy birthday to me! ;)

 "Life sometimes takes you into troubled waters not to drown you but to cleanse you." 

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Exceptional Birthday Celebration at Chelsea Kitchen

Tinapa pizza, anyone?!

Me! Me! Me! Raising both hands and feet. LOL. I think this is what I commented on Justin Vawter's X Chelsea Kitchen blog giveaway, 'coz I was really intrigued with this tinapa pizza. In short, I got Mr. Vawter's heart and so I won! Yay!

I so love tinapa ever since I was a kid, as stated on my previous post, I can eat like 5-7 cups of rice so long it's tinapa that's on the table. Believe it or not. But that's the truth. My mom and those closest to me know this. I am a tinapa monster. (with fish sauce and tomatoes as side dish..ahhh.. Heaven!)

 Tinapa is the Filipino term that usually refers to fish preserved through the process of smoking. It is a native delicacy in the Philippines and is often made from blackfin scad (Alepes melanoptera, known locally as galunggong), or from milkfish, which is locally known as bangus.

Since I want my picky eaters to be unfussy about food, we (Mr. MITM and I) decided to celebrate our unica hija's birthday at Chelsea Kitchen.

At first, I was a bit scared that my daughter won't eat the pizza since she's used to eat only at what "kids-food chain" offers. But to my surprise, she ate the pizza, not only one slice, but 2! Yes! She ate 2 slices of tinapa pizza. I'm so happy that she loves tinapa as much as I do.

Here's what we had. By the way, Chelsea Kitchen's food serving is good for sharing that made it very affordable and economical.

12" stone-fired Tinapa Pizza  P320
( tinapa cream, cherry tomatoes, and arugula) 

Creamy Bolognese P350
(spaghetti, topped with alfredo sauce and parmesan)

Chelsea's Birthday Cake P195
( a must try! It melts in your mouth)

The food is very good. All are freshly made. The menu offers variety of food.

Its cozy ambiance was great. Very relaxing and comfy maybe because we were seated at the couch. The staff are very accomodating, friendly and courteous.

'Twas indeed an exceptional birthday celebration!

With the happy birthday girl! ♥

Pak! Certified tinapa lovers !!! ♥

Again, thank you to Mr. Justin Vawter and Chelsea Kitchen for this astonishing experience.

"Never be afraid to try something new, because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know"


Chelsea kitchen is located at the Ground floor, Mega Fashion Hall, Sm Megamall, Mandaluyong City. Visit their Facebook page or log on to to learn about their restaurant brands.

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Friday, June 5, 2015

All About The Brows -Benefit Brow-Bar

Shapeless? Plucked? Thick? Bushy? Thin? Fair? Uneven? Out of control? Wild like caterpillars?? Lol

These are some of the eyebrow dilemmas girls are so concerned about. Don't fret!

 Eyebrows have a big biological purpose for being on your face to begin with! Eyebrows are a complex facial feature and there's a lot to know about these two patches of hair above your eyes. They help protect your eyes from sweat, rain, and other substances entering your eyes. Makes you think twice about plucking them too thin?! Just like the hair on your head, your eyebrows can start to thin as you age. Thinning brows can also be attributed to hormonal issues, medical treatments, nutrients deficiencies, among other things. They are the most expressive parts of our bodies. With your eyebrows, you can communicate your feelings to other people whether you're quizzical or angry.

 But is that their only purpose? With Benefit Cosmetics, amazing eyebrows are the easiest, most important thing you can do to make yourself look and feel more gorgeous. They instantly show off your eyes, reveal your beauty, lifts and polish your overall look.

Last May 30, I was fortunate to attend Ms. Nikki Tiu's workshop about beauty and brow at Benefit Brow-Bar in TriNoma Mall. She taught us how each eyebrows differ and the various tools and make-up to use to enhance and have an amazing eyebrows.

Here are some of the products that will help us girls achieve an almost perfect brows. (Photos are from Benefit Cosmetics' site)

Brow Zings

Instant Brow Pencil

Speed Brow

High Brow

Gimme Brow

Tweezerman for Benefit Slant Tweezer

Here are their services:

 If you aren't sure if you want to have your brows waxed. You may visit this site to know the ideal brow shape for you and experience the transformation first-hand

Here's mine, since I don't know if waxing is ok with my current condition..


And this is what my Brow Genie's recommendation :

Want to add even more oomph to your arches? Benefits brow-enhancing beauty solutions have you covered. Head on to their branches near you.

Store locations:

 - Greenbelt 5
 - Mall of Asia
 - Alabang Town Center
 - Rustans Makati
 - Rustans Shangrila
 - TriNoma
 - BGC Central Square

"Eyebrows speak louder than words"

"If you have nice eyebrows, you literally have everything you need in life"

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