Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Indie Fest Summer Music Festival at SM Marikina

SM City Marikina gathered together the top caliber Indie  bands which brought the house down last May 20 held at SM Marikina parking lot. It was the very first and biggest Summer Music Festival  of Indie music's finest. 

The gathering was spearheaded by Badkiss
( Christina Marie Badkiss) . Photo CTTO

Here are the bands who were part of the festival: 

Jensen and The Flips

Photo opp after their performance ü

1. Jensen and The Flips - FLIPS stands for Freaky Little Island People. Their genres are RnB, Soul and Pop. The members are :

 * Jensen Gomez - vocals/guitars
 * Lorenz "Choi" Padilla - bass/backup vocals
 * Miggy Concepcion - keys
 * Michael Gemina - drums/ backup vocals
 * Mel Rono - guitars

Never The Stranger

2. Never The Strangers - Pinoy pop rock band has been known mainly for the toothpaste jingle "Moving Closer". They just released their music video for their 2nd single "Showbiz" from their 2nd album "Screenburn." :) It's an all-Atenean lineup here!

The members of the band are :

 * Ace Libre - songwriter, vocalist, keyboardist
 * JP del Mundo - guitarist
 * Gab Palanca - bassist
 * Nash Ignacio - drummer

3. Techy Romantics - is a chillectro group that started in 2008. Their top tracks are Out of my mind, Dance Like Lightning, Photos Fade. 

The group is composed of :

 * Ryan Villena on guitar
 * Camyl Besinga on vocals
 * Dondi Virrey on rhythm and beats.

She's Only Sixteen

4. She's Only Sixteen - The bands genres are Indie and Garage Rock. According to them, they are four (4) guys hanging out, making music and having fun. Awit Award nominee for Best Performance by a new group recording Artist. The members are : 

Oops!one member is missing... ü

 * Robert Seña - lead vocals / guitar
 * Anjo Silvoza - bass
 * King Puentespina - drums
 * Andrew Panopio - guitar

Taken by Cars

5. Taken by Cars - Their sound is a mixture of electro, shoegazing and new wave. Usually referred to as TbC is a Filipino Indie rock band composed of ;

 * Sarah Marco - vocals
 * Bryce Zialcita - lead guitar
 * Derek "Siopao" Chua  - rhythm guitar
 * Isa Garcia - bass guitar
 * Bryan Kong - drums and sampler


6. Franco - is a rock band that was formed in 2008.The band started out as a supergroup with local rock icon members from different well-established Filipino bands. The original lineup, which consisted of Franco Reyes (InYo) on vocals, Gabby Alipe (Urbandub) on guitar, Paolo Toleran (Queso) on guitar, Buwi Meneses (Parokya ni Edgar) on bass guitar, and JanJan Mendoza (Urbandub) on drums, disbanded in mid-2012. The band now has a new lineup which is made up of :

 * Franco Reyes - lead vocals and guitar
 * Paul Cañada - guitar
 * Dave Delfin - bass 
 * Victor Guison - drums

Motherbasss Photo CTTO
7. MotherBasss - the only DJ + drummer duo comprised of DJ Nix Damn P and Macky Brillantes of Stick Figgas.

Look at those smiles . Some were serious, though. Hehe

It was indeed a fun and entertaining rainy night especially to the people/fans who attended the gathering. They didn't mind the rain at all. Thankful that I was invited by SM Supermalls. 

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ways to Bond With Your Kids Before Summer Ends

Summer is about to close as the month of June drums nearer. We have had our little ones at home for almost two months, but have we really made most of our time with them? With the many things that we need to do at home and in the workplace, we often sacrifice time spent with our children. Now is the best opportunity to start creating wonderful memories that they can look back to once the school starts. Whether you want to make up for the days you were too busy or simply cap off the summer on a good note, there’s still activities available for you and your kids to enjoy. Break free from the usual trips to the mall and try these five activities instead.

Watch a theater show!

In a world of video streaming and smartphones, it is rare to see children not glued to their gadgets. Introduce them to other forms of entertainment like live theater. Just make sure that you choose a show that is child-friendly. Look for youthful and energetic productions that also teach golden values through the story. A good example of this is PETA’s Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang! The play is like a fairytale book that has come to life as Lola Basyang shares stories of magical spells, kings and their kingdoms. Without a doubt, you’ll enjoy it too!

Join a workshop.

Make your bonding activity an educational one too! There are plenty of workshops available these days but pick ones that you can do together as parent and child. This way, it’s not only you or your kid that gets to enjoy the activity. Rather, you get a chance to do it together. Afterwards, you can laugh at the little errors that you made, share the learning that you earned and even display your output at home!

Create and tell your own stories!

How about exploring the art of words with your little one? Filipinos naturally love storytelling. Our rich folklore is a testimony to that. There are also many ways that you can create and tell your own story. This is a chance to let loose and be kid yourself too as you and your child learn how to tell a story in the most animated way possible!

Give visual arts a try!

Simple drawing, coloring and crafts-making are always a big hit with children, but you can make the experience even better by making art together. Producing these little artworks will be a creative experience for the both of you. Watch your kid’s eyes light up as you take this artsy journey as a pair. It will surely be an experience neither of you will forget.

Compose a song together.

Of course, a Pinoy family bonding option that never fails is music. Make your bonding experience emotionally enriching by asking your child what he wants to sing about, and composing a song together! You don’t even have to be musically inclined to try it out. Bring out your old guitar or even just a pen and some paper. The song may not be perfect but your little one will definitely associate it to the fun you had while writing it.

Fortunately, parents don’t have to look far for activities like these. PETA has organized a weekend of bonding activities that the whole family can enjoy together! Mommies and daddies can take their kids to the PETA Theater Center to watch a show of Lola Basyang and attend a workshop of their choice. The workshop can be on Storytelling, Puppetry and Visual Arts, and Music and Rhythm.

Cap off summer with a fun and learning experience for both parent and child. Join us at the PETA Theater Center and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your kids.

Family passes are available for the Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang play and your workshop of choice.

Book your tickets through Ticketworld (http://bit.ly/24tIu7w ). You can also call (725) 6244 local 22-23 or (0916) 4868696 for reservations. #‎FamilyDayWithLolaBasyang‬ #PETAFamilyDay‬‬‬

Friday, May 20, 2016

Jeunesse Anion's Practical Fitness Hacks for Moms

While receiving gifts and arranging something special on Mother’s Day is lovely, there’s nothing like a fit and fabulous body as a mission to ensure you’re able to wear the many hats you juggle everyday.  Whether you’re a new mom or firmly decided about being more active and healthy for yourself and your family, here are some practical tips that you can take heart to get you motivated and whip back into shape—right in the comfort of your own home especially when you’re on a period.

According to Dr. Ian, a dedicated multi-sport, endurance and CrossFit athlete, you can do exercises that will loosen up the cramps and dysmenorrhea. “Make sure to go slowly and choose workouts that you can sustain and safe for you. Mind your changing time every after four hours to prevent leaks and to keep yourself odor and bacteria-free. With Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin, you’re armed with triple dose of comfort and protection since it’s liniment-free, uses non-toxic glue, thin but highly absorbent to keep your form on point. Apart from these, if you’re a mom who just gave birth, rest assured that the materials and process in developing Jeunesse Anion are totally safe and secure for you. 

So here are few things to do and be your best: 

1.     Don’t procrastinate.

Working out is hard and finding the motivation is harder. No matter how “blah” you feel, just put on your workout clothes and consider it as your sleep wear so you don’t have an excuse to work out as soon as you wake up. Guaranteed, after you look the part, you’ll feel the need and will have a greater excitement about it.

 2. The internet is your best friend.

YouTube offers easy to follow to the most intense home exercises that will encourage movement and consistency without breaking the bank. Remember when navigating for a tutorial, choose to do workouts with equipment you already have at home such as dumbbells, jumping rope and a mat.

3.     Free fitness apps are a-plenty.

From tracking down how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn to making sure you have a workout schedule to follow, fitness apps are great to have because it’s all there, right in the palm of your hands. What’s even better is they’re fee! Check out RunKeeper, Daily Yoga, StrongLifts 5x5, Nike + Training Club, Sworkit Lite Personal Workout, 7-Minute Workout, and Zombies Run!

4.     Incorporate your family into your workout.

No dumbbells, no problem. Toddlers and babies make great substitutes for “weights” turning your workouts into a full-blown family affair and a great way to introduce fitness and a chance to have fun with exercise. When working out with your teens and husband, consider planking, squats, push-ups, crunches, side leg raises, burpees, mountain climber, and butterfly kicks as your basic exercise variations to regularly confuse your muscles and gain strength. Triathlete Ian Banzon, MD also suggests to do variety of exercises every two weeks.

5.     Mind your diet.

Bear in mind that getting fit is not just about working out, 70% depends on a good diet. Philippine and US registered dietitian-nutritionist Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN, food and fluid are essential elements for the success of your workout. “An hour or two before exercise, eat a light snack that has a combination of carbohydrates for energy and some protein for muscle growth and repair. After the session, no need to eat with guilt as refueling within 15 minutes after exercise is essential to replace fluid loss. However, it’s not an excuse to binge and aim to consume what’s only in your total caloric allowance for the day. Otherwise, you’ll gain weight and your exercise will be futile”, she adds.

There’s nothing like the month of moms that will ignite our commitment to wellness. As primary nurturers of the family, don’t miss on goals and activities that will add value to your calling. Because for us, a healthy and whole light of our homes mean a happy and vibrant family!

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket, Shopwise, Rustan’s, Waltermart, Landmark Department store, UP Town Center’s Merkado Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, selected LCC Malls in Bicol, plus other stores nationwide. 

You can also purchase online with free delivery via www.lazada.com.ph. For more information, log on to www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion

For inquiries, email: wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Makes 35 pcs.

An Earl Grey-enhanced cookie that’s light as clouds and low in sugar


1 cup all purpose flour, sifted

1/2 cup Mott’s 100% apple juice

1/2 cup white sugar, sifted

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 1/2 tsps. or 1 teabag Earl Grey

1 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. salt


1. In a bowl, combine dry ingredients.

2. In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth using an electric mixer. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and mix. Add dry ingredients and blend well.

3. Using a tablespoon, drop cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.

5. Allow to cool in a rack and store in airtight container.

Recipe Variation: For a cake like texture, add one egg to creamed butter and beat until well blended before adding dry ingredients.


Makes 8 one-cup servings

Tasty and zesty but something you don’t see in a 3-year-old birthday party


200g uncooked spaghetti

100g ground chicken

1 1/2 cups Mott’s 100% apple juice

1 1/2 cups non-fat milk

1 can diced tomatoes (190g)

100g cheddar cheese, grated

100g sayote, grated

90g carrots, grated

1 tbsp. salt

3/4 tsp. black pepper

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. garlic powder


1. Cook spaghetti in water until al dente.

2. In a saucepan, mix chicken and 1/4 tbsp. salt. Cook in medium heat, constantly stirring until dry.

3. Add sayote and carrots. Cook for 1 minute.

4. Add diced tomatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, 1/2 tbsp. salt and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

5. Add Mott’s 100% apple juice and milk. Allow to boil.

6. Add 1/4 tbsp. salt. Allow to boil.

7. Add 20g cheese. Cook until sauce thickens. Remove from heat.

8. In a square baking dish, pour and evenly spread 1 ladle of sauce. Add 1/2 of the noodles. Pour 3 ladles of sauce and add 20g cheese. Add remaining half of the noodles. Pour the rest of the sauce and top with cheese.

9.  Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

10. Serve warm.

Mott's 100% apple juice is no ordinary beverage. You can either drink it or EAT it. Experience creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book featuring 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott's 100% apple juice goodness . 

Start eating your apple juice now!


Makes 1 serving

Warm and citrusy with a kick of cinnamon 


1 cup Mott’s 100% Apple Juice

1 tbsp. freshly squeezed orange juice

1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/2 tsp. honey

1/4 tsp. cinnamon powder


1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients.

2. Heat over medium heat for 3 minutes.

3. Serve hot.

Mott's 100% apple juice is no ordinary beverage. You can either drink it or EAT it. Experience creative cooking and pleasurable eating with the first ever recipe book featuring 20 tasty and nutrient-packed breakfast dishes, snacks and beverages, all made perfect with Mott's 100% apple juice goodness .

Start eating your apple juice now!

MOTT's 100% Apple Juice : Tomorrow starts with what You do today

Photo from Google

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, indeed! Right, mommies? Since it's still May and we are still celebrating motherhood,  I will share with you what happened during the launch of the newest member of the Mott's family a day before Mother's day.

Moms, on the go, listen up... this one's for you! A healthy, easy-to-serve drink just hit the Philippine shelves and you're going to want to get hands on it fast. Introducing Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice in can sealed and filled with the same 100% apple fruit goodness that you can enjoy anytime anywhere.

Last May 7, 2016 held a picnic like event -Summer Family Fun Day at the Bonifacio High Street as Mott's welcome its newest member - Mott's Apple juice 11.5oz in can!  It was a day of outdoor fun and play that kids, even mom and dad enjoyed. The vast open space was surrounded by human statues, face painting, picture balloons, treasure hunts, hula-hoop, life-sized tic-tact-toe, ladders & slides, ring and bucket toss games.

There were also generous food sampling of corn munchies with apple sauce, apple-licious spaghetti, and caramelized biscuits.

The event was hosted by Filipina swimmer, TV host, actress, and newscaster - Ms. Christine Jacob -Sandejas . It was also graced by MOTT's Philippines official brand ambassador and mommymundo.com founder Ms. Janice Villanueva.

Janice inspires all modern moms on a mission to balance her career and family to serve meals that are full of health benefits, especially something the kids will love. "After learning that Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice only has three ingredients which are water, apple juice concentrate and Vitamin C, I knew that it's the kind of pure apple juice we've been looking for. It's definitely a drink for all seasons and occasions," she said.

Fly Ace Corporation General Manager, Mr. Ramon Daez was there as well.

Mr. Ramon Daez, Fly Ace Corporation General Manager

 " We, at Fly Ace, are very happy to partner with a globally renowned brand like Mott's, in bring world class products closer to Filipino homes. Our exclusive partnership with Mott's and the introduction of the handy Mott's Apple Juice in can will let more Filipino families enjoy delicious and healthy 100% apple goodness everyday at home and even on-the-go occasions whether at school or at work." said Fly Ace Corporaion General Manager Ramon Daez.

Cheshire Que

Philippine-US registered Dietitian and Nutritionist, Cheshire Que, RND, RN, RDN, says that using any 100% fruit juice like Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice to add flavor to recipes may also add nutritional value to the family’s daily menu.  From hearty entrees, savory snacks, to belly warming or cooling beverages, Cheshire’s easy to follow recipes are just all about delicious and nutritious ways that one can enhance food and beverages with Mott’s. This is truly being creative and versatile! Now, that’s officially an inevitable excuse to never run out of this beverage in your pantry.

*** Watch out for my next posts as I will be sharing with you easy peasy and healthy cooking recipes with the goodness of Mott's! ♥♥♥

With Mott's 100% Original Apple Juice, you can always find fun and flavorful ways to hydrate and fuel your family. A trusted name since 1842, Mott's supports moms in their journey to raise healthy and independent kids and want to provide everyday nutritious solutions to help her in that journey. Mott's strongly believes that tomorrow starts with what you do today. Mott's is the perfect drink in hand after a day of enjoying amd being out in the sun, and no doubt an all year round staple in a can that's filled with nutrients. What's even betyer is that your kids won't even know they're consuming real, whole, and purest apple fruit that's neither bland nor boring.

The event was in partnership with Jolly Al Dente, Lotus Biscoff, Great Leap Academy and Crayola. 

Beat the heat and feel the energy of summer, gather your family for a level up picnic bonding like never before with the newest Mott's 100% Apple Juice in can.

Fly Ace Corporation is one of the leading food and beverage consumer goods companies in the country today. Propelling limitless multi-category growth by bringing the best of the world closer to Filipino homes, Fly Ace Corporation's portfolio of food and beverage products includes house brands and exclusively distributed btands. Learn more at www.flyacecorp.com . 

Mott's 100% Apple Juice is available in 64oz and 32oz family packaging in leading supermatkets, and groceries nationwide. The Mott's in 11.5oz can is availble in leading convenience stores, and supermatkets initially in Metro Manila and will roll out nationwide in the succeeding months.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Herbalife’s Nutrition At Work Survey Reveals Majority of Philippines’ Workforce Lead Largely Sedentary Lifestyles, Putting them at Risk of Obesity

Fifth Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour seeks to address health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles, and deepen practical understanding on the benefits of a healthy, active life

PHILIPPINES, April 25, 2016 – Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has released the findings of the new Nutrition At Work Survey, which revealed that the majority of Philippines’ workforce leads largely sedentary lifestyles, putting them at risk of obesity. The Survey1, which was designed to understand the lifestyle habits and attitudes of Asia Pacific’s modern workforce, was conducted in March with 5,500 full-time workers in 11 Asia-Pacific markets, including 500 workers from the Philippines.

According to the survey findings, almost nine out of 10 (85%) workers in the Philippines spend at least six hours a day sitting at their desk, with 52% of its workforce eating lunch at their work desk two to five times per week. The survey also revealed that majority of Philippines’ workforce (86%) exercise less than three times per week, with five out of 10 getting less than 30 minutes of physical activity a day at their workplace. This suggests a significantly worrying trend locally, on the back of rising obesity rates recorded in recent years.

Nevertheless, the risk of obesity could be averted if workers in the Philippines decide to take control over their own nutritional intake and exercise regimen. Close to eight out of 10 workers (75%) affirmed that they strive to live a healthy, active life, however, the majority of them noted that they find it difficult to stay active during workdays.

With a majority of Philippines’ workforce leading largely sedentary lifestyles, our mission as a global nutrition company is to help people in the Philippines take practical steps towards leading healthy, active lives. By inculcating positive nutrition and active lifestyle habits to people in the Philippines, we hope that this will, over time, help reduce obesity risks and lead to positive improvements to the well-being of our people,” said Mr. Rosalio Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.

Aimed at addressing health issues associated with sedentary lifestyles, and deepening practical understanding on the benefits of healthy, active lifestyles, Herbalife launched its fifth Asia Pacific Wellness Tour 2016, held in the months of April and May. The latest edition of the Wellness Tour builds upon the successes of the past four tours that welcomed more than 80,000 participants across the region, and features a host of medical symposiums, talks and workshops led by seven experts from Herbalife’s Nutrition Advisory Board (NAB), covering 26 cities across Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Gary Small, M.D. has recently visited the country and shared his expert views on digital dementia and brain aging at the “A Smart Way to Healthy Aging: A Talk by Gary Small, M.D. event. Dr. Small, a specialist in brain health and aging, has authored over 500 scientific works and received numerous awards and honors, including the "Senior Investigator Award" from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

During the talk Dr. Small addressed health and nutrition related issues associated with sedentary lifestyles and share practical tips on how today’s workforce can live healthier lives by making simple changes to their daily lifestyles. Health and medical professionals, academics, as well as the general public have also engaged in lively dialogues with Dr. Small at the event, and had the chance to network with like-minded professionals through the Herbalife Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour platform.

Rounding up the team of Herbalife NAB experts who have participated in the Asia-Pacific Wellness Tour are:

Dr. David Heber, chairman of the Herbalife Nutrition Institute and Nutrition Advisory Board. A leading expert in the field of nutrition, named as one of “The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters in 2014 and repeatedly included in “The Best Doctors in America”.

Dr. Chin-Kun Wang, an expert in metabolism and nutrition, with a focus on the clinical evaluation of nutritional supplements, nutraceuticals, functional foods and herbs. He was awarded the National Award of Biomedicine in Taiwan in 2008 for his contribution to medical education.

Dr. Julian Alvarez Garcia, a specialist in sports medicine and sports physiology who has advised professional teams, national teams and individual athletes on a range of disciplines including weightlifting, triathlons, mountain biking, football and basketball.

Dr. Darren Burgess, an expert in sports science and nutrition who has authored papers in multiple peer review journals. He is also the current Head of High Performance at Port Adelaide Football (AFL) Club, and the former Head of Fitness and Conditioning at Liverpool Football Club.

Dr. Nataniel Viuniski, an expert in pediatrics and nutrition who has authored “Childhood Obesity – A Practical Guide”. He is also currently an advisor to Brazil's Health and Education Ministry for Childhood Obesity.

Dr. Francis Gregory Samonte, one of the Philippines’ premier experts in pediatric neurology, and the first Filipino appointed to the NAB. He was a recipient of the Chairman’s Achievement Award from the University of Louisville, Kentucky’s Department of Pediatrics. 

The NAB experts were also joined by Dr. Luigi Gratton, Herbalife’s vice president of nutrition education and development, who has written numerous articles on nutrition and obesity, and has appeared on television speaking on nutrition, anti-aging medicine, sports nutrition and other medical topics.

With each new edition of the Wellness Tour, we are seeing an increasing number of people gain practical knowledge to lead better lives. We hope that that this year’s Tour will further empower people to take charge of their nutritional intake and exercise regimen, so that they can enjoy the full benefits of a healthy, active life,” Mr. Valenzuela concluded.

***1 Herbalife’s Nutrition At Work Survey was conducted in March 2016, with 5,500 respondents aged 18 and above, from Australia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

About Herbalife 

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980.

Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Independent Herbalife Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to addressing the global obesity epidemic by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with a Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mother's Day Sparty with Uratex : Giving Moms the Gift of Sleep

" It's okay honey, 2 (two) hours of sleep is all I need " - - - says no mom. EVER. haha
Sleep deprivation makes you act a little drunk, eh? You know you are a MOM, when your fantasies are all about sleeping. Ü #Hugot

There is nothing quite as difficult and as fulfilling as it is to be a parent. For mothers, it means having to balance her commitments to her spouse, family, work, household, and social life. They are an embodiment of the empowered women - women of strength, patience, perseverance, and passion.

I was one of the pleasured (YES!) mommy bloggers to celebrate Mother's Day and have that much needed break from our hectic schedules when Uratex held a SPArty last May 6 at the Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes. 

We went to a mini tour in the Uratex Premium Gallery wherein we learned more about the essence of good sleep. Since I was one of the early birds (Uratex provided us with shuttle to and from our destinations. How cool is that? )  I got to try their top of the line mattresses.

Premium Touch ( Viscoluxe) - Advanced pocket spring system and body-molding memory foam combine for a mattress of soothing indulgence. Overall, the mattress brings about an all-over feeling of relaxation and a comfortable sleep with less tossing and turning.

Senso Memory ( Ultima) - is the first in Philippines that features a gel beads technology infused with Senso Memory foam for an extremely comfortable and supportive sleep surface.

Orthocare (Balance) - to help sleepers with back pain problems, a hospital quality matress that combines a high density foam with multi-zone topper which helps relieve contact pressure - ensuring better blood circulation.

XSensor Machine
I was also able to make use of their XSensor Machine, an image-pressuring device that helps sleepers detect which mattress best fits their needs.

And here are the results after I tried the 3 beds with XSensor Machine on it.




Among the 3, with the help of XSENSOR MACHINE, it seems that the best bed for me is the  Ultima. It cradles my body in a way it dramatically eases pressure and feels superbly comfy.

Btw, we are currently using Uratex at home but especially designed for my kids who loves jumping on the bed. Hehe

Yep! They are my kids! Ü Ü Ü The 3 of them! 

After trying out their first-rate mattresses, I came across these Olympia Chairs.

I love the sleek,bold design of this chair with matte finish and anti-slip foot pads that keeps chair in place. 
How I wish my bed is as big and as comfy as this one. If you are following me on Instagram, you've seen this photo already. And the caption. Hehe.

While relaxing on a Uratex Premium Mattress, I watched a short informational video by Dr. Keith Aguilera, ENT/ Sleep Specialist from the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine on tips for a healthy sleep. The lady (sorry forgot to ask her name) manning the area asked me question afterwards and since I listened attentively, I got to answer her question and she gave me a tumbler! Yehey!!!

 Here are the tips I learned to have a healthy and good night sleep

  1.  Comfortable bedding
  2.  Good ventilation and right temperature
  3. Get rid of all noise and light
  4. Stick to a regular bedtime and waking time
  5. No naps longer than 45 minutes
  6. NO alcohol 4 hours before bedtime
  7. No caffeine 6 hours before bedtime
  8. No to heavy, spicy and sugary foods before going to sleep
  9. Exercise regularly
  10. Reserve bed for sleep !

After I finished the tour, I was asked to go downstairs for a  fun-filled pampering activity – It's SPArty time!!!

Mommies were treated with  mani- pedi , hand and foot paraffin (so relaxing and softening) by Celebrity Nails,  and a  make over . We were like queens and celebrities that day.  :)

The delectable buffet was catered by The Creamery.

'Twas indeed an afternoon well spent with my co mommy bloggers. Happy to finally meet them in person. The reason why I love attending events is to meet new people and have a mini chit chat about life and parenthood as well.

Thank you Uratex for pampering us. ♥

Oooppps! I almost forgot, aside from Downy, Power bank, Tumbler, gift from Celebrity Nails, and bath robe each one of us went home with SENSO MEMORY CELESTE TRADITIONAL GEL PILLOW. You are the sweetest, Uratex! You love us moms that big that you wanted us to always have a good night sleep.

 Uratex Philippines

For more than 48 years, Uratex remains to be the country’s industry leader in manufacturing quality foams and mattresses that help everyone sleep better. As a commitment to excellence, it continues to innovate itself by using the latest technologies to deliver exceptional comfort and support in each mattress. For more information, visit www.uratex.com.ph .

Superior quality of sleep is the only break you can not afford to miss! ♥♥♥