Thursday, March 31, 2016

Cruise for 2 in the Inland Waters of Mindoro Oriental

Ahoy mateys! Avast Ye! 

Since I'll be celebrating my 1st year blog anniversary this month (April), I'll be throwing lotsa giveaways. This ain't no April fool's day joke. To start of, 1 lucky reader will win this TAG WILD cruise for 2!!! How cool is that? 

Just follow these easy peasy mechanics to qualify.


1. Like the NTTS FB Page:


2. Like the Tree Top Poster at FB page link here.

3. Share the poster of Tree Top Adventure from Naita' s FB page  with #TreeTopNaitas and #MITMTurns1 for easy tracking and make it PUBLIC.

4. Join Made It Through Mum by following via Google Friend Connect AND on  G+ .

5. Follow Made It Through Mum 's Facebook page here and Instagram here. - UNFOLLOWERS will be disqualified.

6. Share the Tree Top Adventure 's  poster PUBLICLY and ask your relatives and friends to like and join as well.

7. To monitor and counter check. Please comment "Aye aye" and your FB name below when you complete the task.

NO HORNSWOGGLING! (Don't cheat yer mateys)

Thank you.

  ** Announcement of winner will be on April 8, 2016

*** All joiners who will LIKE and SHARE the poster will get Superman Ride GC for 2 pax at Tree Top Adventure.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Victoria Court – We don’t just sell hotel rooms. We sell imagination.

Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Victoria Court… What do these three have in common? If you get it, then you get us. 

Victoria Court is a chain of hotels in the heart of Metro Manila. From the moment our guests arrive, they are immediately immersed in an extra sensory environment that is tailor-fit to each uniquely themed room. 

Want to be Batman for a day? We can do that for you. Is being a princess more your thing? Not a problem. No fantasy is too small for our group of intrepid employees who stop at nothing to make sure that our guests are happy from the time they check-in to the time they checkout. Our state-of-the-art themed suites whisk our guests away to wherever their heart desires. Our talented chefs make sure that each taste bud is tickled with every bite of our award winning dishes.

Joining the team ensures that, like our rooms, no two days will be alike. You will be working with passionate, fun-loving, and extremely creative individuals whose main goal is to make our guests forget the humdrum of everyday life, even if just for a few hours.
With fantastic benefits ensuring the growth of our employees, working with us means that you'll be working with a smile, day in and day out. 

Need more proof? Our former employees are so good that others in our industry hire them no questions asked. 

Join us. Feel the distinction.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension : Celebrating 5 Decades of Music

"Classy" is the word used over and over to describe THE 5TH DIMENSION. With over 20 million record sold worldwide, 22 TOP 40 Hits, 5 No. 1 hits and 6 GRAMMYS, THE LEGENDARY 5th DIMENSION continues to awe sold out audiences with their amazing harmonies, immaculate showmanship,and exciting energy wherever they perform. Their classic songs include: "Up, Up, and Away,""One Less Bell to Answer," "Last Night I Didn't Get to Sleep At All," "Wedding Bell blues", "Stoned Soul Picnic," and the iconic "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In."

THE 5th DIMENSION'S impressive resume includes memorable performances on some of the world's most prestigious stages, including the Royal Albert Hall in London, England, the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre, Radio City Music Hall and multiple stages in casinos in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Canada. The group also boasts many television appearances over the past decades including the Ed Sullivan Show, PBS performances, Good Morning America, The Grammy Awards show, and the Frank Sinatra Special (after a European tour with Mr. Sinatra). 

The 5th DIMENSION has received many accolades for their performances, including, induction into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, citations from cities across the nation, induction of "Up, Up and Way" and "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" in to the Grammy Hall of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Original member and lead vocalist, Florence LaRue is celebrating 50 years with the group. With Willie Williams, Leonard Tucker, Patrice Morris and Floyd Smith, she has put together a show with more vocal range than ever and material that is fresh and varied. Much to the audience's delight, she workshard to remain true to the sound of THE 5th DIMENSION's original recordings, and performs their hits in their entirety. It's no wonder THE 5th DIMENSION continues to appeal to audiences of all ages and nationalities. Reviewer David Spats of the Atlantic City 

Press said it best with his critique: "Personal changes have done little to affect the overall quality of THE 5th DIMENSION'S sound. The blend of voices is giving THE 5th DIMENSION a well - deserved reputation for producing some of the cleanest sounding music of this era. The group consists of five very different personalities and contrasting voices that have set a standard for musical quality few groups could ever hope to match."

Celebrate 50 years of music with Ms. Florence LaRue & The 5thDimension as they perform in Smart Araneta Coliseum on May 24, 2016 at 07:30PM.

Tickets are available at Ticketnet - 02 - 911 5555 pr log on to .

Ticket Prices:
PHP 5,500
PHP 4,500
PHP 3,575
PHP 2,500
PHP 1,500
PHP 750

Visit Florence LaRue & The 5th Dimension Facebook page here for more details.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Book Mobile Phils : 3rd Summer Reading Camp for Kids

Get ready to see Filipino stories come alive and take home a part of them with you thru art- as Book Mobile Phils open their doors for the 3rd Summer Reading Camp this April 17, Sunday, 10am to 4pm at Fern Garden in Quezon City Memorial Circle. It will be a whole day of reading, storytelling and art activities for kids aged 3-12! 

Come early for there will be exciting surprises that awaits the first 20 early birds (to arrive on the day)! Plus you can bring home a souvenir photo from their photobooth!

Activities are as follows:

8-9am Registration
9-10am Launch of Book Mobile Phils, Signup for the Book Mobile Phils Readers Club
10am-11am Storytelling sessions by The Storytelling Project
11am-12noon Art activities
12noon-1pm Paint a Pencil with Black Pencil Project
1-2pm Storytelling by The Storytelling Project
2-3pm Art Activities
3-4pm Closing/ Certificates for participants who completed the whole day event

*** Adarna books will also be sold on site.
LIKE Book Mobile Phils Facebook page for more information and events.

#TreeTopNaitas Giveaway

Happy Easter, everyone!

I'm giving away an overnight accommodation. A chance for you to be at the most posh "Subic Bay Yacht Club" with an overnight for 4 pax with buffet breakfast. How wonderful is that?


1. Like the NTTS FB Page:


2. Like the Tree Top Poster at FB page link here.

3. Share the poster of Tree Top Adventure from Naita' s FB page  with #TreeTopNaitas for easy tracking and make it PUBLIC.

4. Join Made It Through Mum by following via Google Friend Connect and G+ .

5. Follow MITM's  FB page and Instagram.

6. To monitor and counter check. Please put "Joined" and your FB name below when you finish doing the task.

UNFOLLOWERS will be disqualified

Thank you.

** Announcement of winner will be on April 8, 2016
*** All joiners who will LIKE and SHARE the poster will get Superman Ride GC for 2 pax at Tree Top Adventure.

Good luck!

Btw, to check on what's with Subic Bay Yacht Club click here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


After a successful jampacked November event listening to women candidates declaring their women-focused platforms, it is time to listen to the menfolk. Senators Kiko Pangilinan and Dick Gordon, Cong. Roman Romulo among others still confirming their presence will be at WOMENVOTE Part 2, on March 17 at 2 pm at the Dusit Hotel.

The Women’s Business Council of the Philippines (WOMENBIZPh) is behind this voter education series which was conceived to check who of the candidates were aware about Gender Diversity, Women Empowerment issues and the like.

“We enjoin the government Gender and Development(GAD) people to listen” says Boots Garcia, Chair of the powerful women organization. But not just for GAD people, the forum seeks to inform the general public about how women issues are addressed by senators and congressmen.

“We in the private sector need to know who of our candidates will support our advocacies some of which need to be legislated already,” says Chit Juan, President of WomenbizPH and serial entrepreneur heading the ECHOstore and the International Women’s Coffee Alliance-PH chapter.

The forum will have popular broadcaster Ces OrenaDrilon as moderator as Ces also volunteered to do this as her voter education advocacy.

For more information you can log on to or come to Dusit Hotel on March 17 at 2 PM, Pavilion meeting room.

Monday, March 14, 2016


Hi there!

This is a random and quick giveaway. The mechanics are sooo simple.

*** must be a follower of Made It Through Mum in FB and IG @madeitthroughmum

1.Like and Share (click this) --> this link / photo on Facebook Only.

2. When you share, make sure it's PUBLIC with caption "I'm excited for the #homecoming with #MITM! 

3. Ask your friends to like and share this ( click this -->) link as well. (Not your post)

4. Comment here once done with your
     Name, Name in Facebook, IG handle name and Area.

Contest duration today until March 16 11AM. winner will be announced on March 17. Thank you.

Good luck!!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

3 out of 5 women experience sexual harassment at least once in their lifetime - a UN Women study

What is sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment is an unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that tends to create a hostile or offensive work environment.

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women or UN Women commissioned a study on the safety perception and prevalence of sexual harassment in two barangays of Quezon City, Barangays Payatas and Bagong Silangan. The study was undertaken by the Social Weather Station (SWS) among 800 respondents in February 2016. 

The study revealed that three out of five women respondents experienced sexual harassment at least, once, in their lifetime. Most of these women are between the ages of 18-24 years old and majority of the type of sexual harassment received is verbal in nature such as wolf whistling, catcalling or lascivious language. However, 34% of the women respondents experienced the worst forms of sexual harassment such as flashing, public masturbation and groping. 70% of sexual harassment incidences were done by a complete stranger. And 1 of 2 women did not report or do anything after the incident of harassment, and that 20% of these women did nothing because of fear. 

The study is part of the ongoing Safe Cities Programme of the UN Women in partnership with the Quezon City Government, which aims to develop a comprehensive approach to decrease risk of sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women and girls in public spaces. 

In photo (From L-R) Jay Sandoval, Social Weather Station (SWS); Glaiza De Castro, UN Women Safe Cities Celebrity Supporter; and Ms. Katherine Belen, UN Women Safe Cities Programme Head at the presscon on the eve of International Women's Day celebration. 

Quezon City is the pilot city of the Safe Cities Global Initiative implemented by the UN Women in the Philippines, and is among 24 cities globally that have joined the programme.

Also, the UN Women and the Quezon City Government kicked off a month-long campaign on Safe Cities for Women in celebration of the National Women's Month. A thousand and more floating lanterns lighted the Quezon City skyline on the eve of the celebration of International Women's Day. The activity aims to raise national awareness on the issue of sexual harassment and sexual violence against women and girls (SVAWG) in public spaces. 

Several other activities are lined up for the campaign and celebration of the National Women's Month throughout the city such as conduct of trainings against sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women in public spaces among male gender equality advocates, LGBT grassroots organizations, women with disabilities; as well as an immersion activity for Safe Cities celebrity supporter, Glaiza de Castro. 

For more information UN Women and the activities, log on to .

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Eau Thermale Avene introduces hydrating make-up remover to Filipino women

Cosmetic products exist to help women improve their facial features or cover imperfections. But while an average woman uses 12 different products everyday—which all in all contains about 170 ingredients according to a research by U.S. organization Skin Deep—their desire to look good might do more harm than good especially when proper skin regimen is not practiced.

This is the very reason why Eau Thermale Avène—the leading dermo-cosmetic brand in Europe—recently invited some of the country’s most prestigious beauty and wellness bloggers and members of the media at the Salon Beauvoir in Makati, City to educate them on how to properly care for their skin before, during and after applying make-up.

Through a make-up learning session with Chuchie Ledesma, an international makeup artist, participants of the event were able to learn basic makeup in preparation for this coming Valentine’s Day.

However, Harry Tsai—the General Manager of Karihome Inc. which distributes Avène products to the Philippines—said that while putting on makeup can enhance their beauty, knowing how to properly remove all the ingredients of the cosmetic product on the face will go a long way in ensuring a “more beautiful version of themselves.”

“Beauty comes naturally, that’s why most people make beauty an investment,” Tsai emphasized. “Filipino women should do the same. The application of cosmetic products can enhance their facial feature. But at the end of the day, they need to remove all these heavy makeup and make sure that they allow their skin to breathe.”

Avene Micellar Lotion SRP 735.00

During the event, Eau Thermale Avène highlighted its New Formula Micellar Lotion as the perfect companion for Filipino women who are looking for the best make-up remover in the country.

“Many women in the Philippines are finding new and effective ways to look their best, and what better way to match this than by introducing a makeup remover that is powerful enough to get rid of the strongest ingredients found in cosmetics,” Tsai said. “With this product, Filipino women who have sensitive skin can still wear their favorite makeup without worry of skin irritation after washing it.”

Eau Thermale Avène’s New Formula Micellar Lotion has a top-of-the-line makeup removing efficacy. Its micellar cleansing agent captures skin impurities like a magnet. It is proven effective on waterproof and long-lasting cosmetic products applied on the face, eyes and lips.
“Its upgraded Micellar Lotion has a unique formula that adapts to even the most sensitive skin,” Tsai said.
What’s best about the Micellar Lotion, according to Tsai, is its 93-percent Avène Thermale Spring Water content which soothes and softens the skin, and restores its natural balance. This ingredient is medically proven to contain healing properties—soothing, anti-irritating and anti-inflammatory, as well as anti-free radicals—that make it suitable for allergic reactions, burning, stinging, itching and tingling sensations.

“Because of its hydrating action, the Micellar Lotion guarantees comfort for all skin types and greater hydrating efficacy than other brands,” Tsai said. “Compared with the old formula, the New Micellar Lotion has more effective and gentler emollient properties. In just three hours, the users will be able to see visible hydration in their skin.”

Eau Thermale Avène is deeply rooted in dermatology and hydrotherapy, with its products being supported by more than 300 clinical studies. The company offers high-quality skincare products to customers all over the world, bringing its 260 years of expertise in managing all skin types.

Tsai concluded, “Cosmetic products give more benefits to women on top of an improved facial feature. For some, this could be a way to be more presentable when talking to clients; to others, this could be as simple as feeling more confident about themselves. However, Filipinas should bear in mind that real beauty emanates from within; beauty will always be what’s under those heavy makeups—and we’ll help them improve their features in the most natural way.”

Avene is available in select Watsons and Mercury Drug stores. For more details, please visit Avène’s Facebook page at

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Blog Giveaway : Tree Top Adventure vouchers

Last February 26, Tree Top Adventure launched their website and intoduced their newest ride which is the Interactive Free Fall You’ll be going up and be dropped down suddenly when you reach the 100 feet mark ) and the improved Superman Ride motorized zipline in which you’ll be flying once backwards and once forwards but now it's much longer and more extreme) 

I want you to try the rides and #ExperienceTheExtreme as well,  that's why : 

 I'm giving away free ride vouchers just follow these simple steps: 

1. Follow Made It Through Mum here-IG and here -FB 

2. Follow Tree top in Instagram and Facebook

3. Like the contest poster @madeitthroughmum 's Instagram

4. Click here to check on the rides at Tree Top Adventure.

5. Comment on this link the ride you wish to try together with your NAME, IG and FB handle names and AREA. 

6. Repost the contest banner and tag 5 friends with #MITM×TTAgiveaway #TreeTopPH #madeitthroughmum #ExperienceTheExtreme 

7. Comment "joined" in the contest photo on Instagram 

Contest will run from March 1 - 19. 

Announcement of winners (Yes. WINNERS)  will be on March 20. 

Good luck! ;)