Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich

I have three kids and I must say all of them are bread monsters. Actually even MITD and I. That's why I always make sure that bread is always readily available in our home. But we only prefer breads from Gardenia. From their pandesal, wheat bread, raisin bread, chocolate and even my kids baon are from Gardenia. Maybe that's the reason why Princess Y would always want to go to school even on weekends. hihi Especially now that Gardenia has introduced their new product: Gardenia Pocket Sandwich . It is the first sealed sandwich in the Philippines filled with our favorite spread in between soft and creamy Gardenia White Bread. You may choose over Choco-rich or Luscious peanut butter. It's baked fresh everyday so we can enjoy our favorite sandwich fresh anytime and anywhere. Now it's easier for me to prepare my Unica's baon and our easy-grab-and-go snack anytime.

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich Chocolate

Gardenia Chocolate Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy White Bread with rich chocolate filling and sealed to lock in its goodness. Baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere.

High in iron, folate, vitamin b1 and source of vitamin A. This pocket sandwich is high in Iron and folate which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; it is also a source of Vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

SRP: P15

AVAILABILITY: In leading supermarkets

Gardenia Pocket Sandwich Peanut Butter

Gardenia Peanut Butter Pocket Sandwich is made with soft and creamy White Bread with luscious and milky peanut butter filling and sealed to lock in its goodness. Baked fresh everyday so you can enjoy your favorite sandwich anytime and anywhere
High in iron, vitamin B1, B2, and A. This pocket sandwich is high in iron which contributes to normal formation of red blood cells & hemoglobin; Vitamin B1 and B2 which helps release energy from proteins, fats & carbohydrates; and vitamin A which is essential for the function of the eyes.

SRP: P15

AVAILABILITY: In leading supermarkets

Best when shared with classmates and friends. Yum! 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Highlights of Mommy and Baby Expo this April 2017 at SM Megamall

Medical Experts to Share Knowledge at Mom and Baby Expo this April 2017

With just a few weeks away, moms and moms-to-be are all geared up for the first ever Mom and Baby Expo happening this April.  Organized by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP), the exhibit showcases all facets of comprehensive perinatal healthcare such as products, services, technology and new methods, all of which are intended in aiding Filipina mothers and their babies. 

One of the highlights of the Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be a series of talks from perinatal experts pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn topics.

Some of the topics to be discussed during the event are tips on how to get pregnant; vaccines needed for expecting moms as well as their babies; exercise and proper nutrition for a healthy pregnancy; preconception tests and Breastfeeding Pearls Exercise. Other topics include skin care protection for women who are conceiving; importance of prenatals; and ways to safeguard against diseases like vaginal infection, UTI and STDs.

PAP President Dra. Belen Velasco notes the relevance of taking time to listen to the experts during the talks. She explains: “Our objective is simple yet powerful: to impart advices and traverse new ideas moms and expectant moms can use that will ultimately strengthen their maternal bond with their babies”. 

For his part, PAP President Dr. Diosdado Mariano says “The Expo is an opportunity to analyze and seek solutions to existing issues pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn areas in an engaging and fun way.”

The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will also showcase pocket workshops, fun and informative activities, selling booths, food stalls and raffle prizes.

The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be held on April 21-23 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 and 3. The three-day event is made possible by the PAP, in partnership with its trusted affiliates- the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecology Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine (PSNbM), Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP), and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP). 

For more details on the Mom and Baby Expo 2017, visit its official Facebook page or follow its official Twitter account @MomBabyExpoPH.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Uratex Celebrates World Sleep Day 2017

Here's John Rosagas, Uratex Assistant Vice President, with a word on the importance of sleep and how Uratex is innovating to provide better quality sleep through the Premium Collection.

#SleepSoundlyWithUratex #WorldSleepDay2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The AsianParent PH and Lactacyd First ever Baby Bash

Do you have parenting questions like:
"I've just given birth, what should I eat to increase milk supply? "

"My son just bit my hand till it bled just because I didn't give him his toy. What should I do? "

"My husband keeps on beating and shouting at our kids whenever he gets annoyed with their kakulitan. What is your side about corporal punishment? "

"I haven't had sex with my husband in years, what's your advice?" 

... but are afraid you might be bashed, embarrassed and laughed at? Worry no more as I will share with you what I've discovered.

Last month, Princess Y and I attended the first ever Baby Bash of the Asianparent PH and Lactacyd Baby 
(The Science of Love) at Whitespace Makati.

It was an afternoon filled with fun, learning and bonding. Bonding with the family, with other moms and with my Unica. 

The venue was breastfeeding mommy-friendly as the organizers set-up an area for moms who needs to breastfeed their little ones. There were other fun stops too!

Baby Weaning Station

Free and Easy (Play Area)

Sensory Bottle Station
Sensory Bottle Station- this is where Princess Y spent most of her time. She enjoyed doing her own sensory bottle

ParentTown Station

The aim of the event was to help and guide first-timers/ experienced moms and dads with their babies and growing-up toddlers. Tips on baby weaning were also given. I believe that's what the AsianParent PH is all about; to assist and a how-to guide for parents.

Sanofi executive intoduced the newest line of Lactacyd Baby: the 2 in 1 moisturizing cleanser and liquid powder.

Lactacyd Baby is a line of mild, cleansing products made with safe and mild,natural ingredients, which fight skin infection and irritation.

Lactacyd Baby bath is formulated with newborn and infant bathing in mind. It can also be used as an adjunct treatment for infections like diaper rash, pruritus, eczema, and seborrhea dermatitis, promising to provide the best care for your little one. 

Did you know that Baby powder can be DUST-FREE lotion? That's why Lactacyd Baby came up with liquid powder because they believe that babies can inhale the very fine grains of talcum powder, which could cause lung and other problem. 

The 2in1 moisturizing cleanser has a Dual Hydration System that moisturizes and protects against skin conditions like dryness and dermatitis. It is specially formulated with extra moisturizing ingredients to hydrate baby's delicate skin and create a defensive barrier to prevent TEWL (Transepidermal Water Loss)

For Sanofi: 
 "when babies are free from harm, parents are free from worry."

That's the Science of Love. That's Lactacyd Baby.

Pediatric Dermatologist was also present and discussed about skin care for newborns and infants.

On the event, Parent Town was also introduced. 

What is ParentTown? 

It is a mobile app designed for parents who have parenting concern. New parents often feel like they are stumbling in the dark and have a million questions. Literally overnight they are expected to know everything about pregnancy and raising a family.

Most turn to Google for answers or post their question on a Facebook group, hoping to find the right answer. Often when searching on Google, the results that come back are irrelevant or outdated. And Facebook groups offers you no anonymity.

From conception to raising kids, ParentTown is your trusted guide for everything parenting.

After the talks, attendees were treated with sumptuous buffet, exciting raffle prizes and gifts. 

Thanks to the AsianParent PH co-sponsored by Sanofi and its minor sponsors - Naturali, Profreeze, Whitespace, VPharma, Mega- Malunggay and Thesis salon.

Follow theAsianParent Philippines on Facebook, Instagram for vital parenting information and watch out for their upcoming events. 

Sanofi-aventis, a global life sciences company, is committed to the continuous advancement of health and wellness. It upholds the same commitment to improving health as well as a person's quality of life through therapeutic medicines, breakthrough products, and major advances in research, making a significant and lasting contribution to the health and well-being of Filipinos for generations to come.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TechnoMarine offers special deals for the graduates

Graduation is one of the most important days of one's life. Presenting a recent grad with a graduation gift of a watch welcomes him into the world of adulthood and shows him that he is old enough to be trusted with a valuable item.

As TechnoMarine's  way of extending its most heartfelt congratulations to the graduating class of 2017, TechnoMarine offers up to 30% off on selected watch styles and models for the month of March! 

Perfect for active yet chic lifestyles, TechnoMarine is the best gift to celebrate and commemorate this momentous occasion. Powered by precision Swiss movement with superior craftsmanship, TechnoMarine is a stylish creation that merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design. 

TechnoMarine watches are truly a precious gift to be cherished for a lifetime. 

TechnoMarine is available in all TechnoMarine stores at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premiere,
TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide. Promo runs until March 31, 2017. Terms and conditions apply.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

#JolliRace : Jollibee birthday Party Newest Theme

My kids LR and Princess Y, celebrated their 1st birthday at Jollibee (Libis - Transformers Theme and Ali Mall- Hello Kitty theme) I must admit that I grew up in a family who loves the #1 food chain-- Jollibee because sa Jollibee, BIDA ANG SAYA

At Jollibee, birthday party packages are complete and will truly make your child's birthday party memorable. Perfect for practical moms like me.

Kids do love Jollibee and I personally love it that they came up with different themes to choose from. This time, Jollibee’s new party theme brings fun up to speed : JolliRace!

Fasten your seat belts as the country’s leading fast food chain revs up the excitement with JolliRace, the newest and coolest addition to the Jollibee Kids Party.

With JolliRace, all racetracks lead to a fun, Grand Prix experience. Boys and girls will have a blast on their special day with balloons, relay games, awesome prizes, and a delicious cake prepared to give them a birthday party set at full speed.

Jollibee, Yum and Popo will thrill party guests in this one-of-a-kind celebration. 

All these, plus Jollibee langhap-sarap favorites Chickenjoy, Jollibee Spaghetti, and Yumburger meals, make the JolliRace party a sure winner among kids and kids-at-heart.

Recently, my kids and I came for a preview of racing fun at Jollibee E. Rodriguez. The launch of the new JolliRace party theme welcomed media guests, radio personality Delamar Arias with her sons Cooper and Parker, and celebrity mom Bettina Carlos with daughter Gummy and nephew Camilo Marco.

Everyone enjoyed the series of exciting games as well as the race-themed party hats, loot bags, balloons, prizes and other party favors. 

Guests also had a wonderful time posing in front of a photo wall featuring the race cars of Jollibee, Yum and Popo. 

All in all, it was an epic day at Jollibee, with everyone enjoying great packages of langhap-sarap meals with their little ones. JolliRace guests brought home party goodies to go with their jolly, cool memories.

Recreate the thrill of the racetracks and enjoy the newest and fastest route to a memorable birthday celebration today. Parents booking a Jollibee Kids Party can mix and match party elements for 30 or 80 guests with Jollibee’s “Create-Your-Own Package”  option.

After choosing from among Jollibee’s four special themes: Jollitown, Hello Kitty, FUN-tastic Factory, and the newest JolliRace, parents can get in the back seat and let Jollibee host the jolliest party experience for their kids.

The Jollibee Kids Party is available for booking in store or set up in chosen locations. For more information on birthday fun that is up to speed, visit

Aiko Melendez Redeemed her Youth and Vibrancy with a Fit and Fab "MOMBOD"

Before Starstruck and Star Circle, there was "The Regal Babies" by Mother Lily Monteverde. Aiko, together with Ruffa Gutierrez and Carmina Villaroel was part of the third batch (Underage Too).

Being a self-confessed movie fan at heart, I can say that I've always admired Aiko's pretty face when she first appeared on TV. Since then, I always make sure that I'm updated with what's going on with her life, lovelife, etc.

Photo grabbed @claudine_roura in Instagram
Captioned : "Today is the day of transformation!"
May 6, 2016

After all these years and after all that she'd been through, sad to say she became big ✌🏻(sorry, but that's an eminent fact, still pretty though). Cause as per her, half of her life is about gaining weight. 😂 Watch the interview :

BUT have you seen Aiko's photo in Instagram which trended last year? Aiko Melendez in her pink bikini! Whoa... Many were amazed, got inspired and some went bitter and bashed Aiko. Here's her message to her bashers .

Aiko Melendez is not only a picture of a fit and fab mom lately, she's also more than ready to face the world in a whole new light and positive direction. An absolute stunner at 41, she also proves that it's never too late to redeem your youth and vibrancy through active lifestyle, balanced diet and a little help from a certified professional who can do wonders for your wellness goals.

The genius and the beautiful masterpiece

A beautiful masterpiece by Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute Medical Director Claudine Roura who's famously known as the country's Vaser Liposculpture expert, one can't help but fawn over Aiko's svelte and proportioned figure. While it's true that her amazing transformation is a combination of many activities and elements, here are some of the treatments that prove to be everything you may need to help you achieve your dream body that's worth the second look..

1. Vaser 4D Tummy Tuck - the best option that targets loose skin and muscles and fat deposits in the form of love handles or muffin top, this powerful combo treatment guarantees a shapely silhouette with a more toned appearance of the torso. To add, this highly sophisticated technique not only produces a natural result, bruising and swelling are visibly less so recovery yields shorter amount of time.

2. Vaser Lipo if Thighs and Arms - because sometimes no matter how many exercises or nutritional plans we try, truth is there are hard-to-melt fat areas in the body. In addition, saggy, bulky, and disproportioned arms or legs are most ladies' bane of existence, so for a safe and steady solution, Vaser Lipo is worth considering. With this procedure, not only recovery is quicker, three days being enough to see most patients back to a light version of the normal routine with a slimmer and toner arms or thighs in two to three months.

3. Fat transfer to butt -- a masterfully planned procedure that combines two of the most confidence-boosting techniques in one, consider this is as the most natural enhancement to firm up and add extra oomph to the butt department. First, a liposuction is performed top the section of the body part that needs to reduce fat, then followed by washing and processing technique of the harvested fat to ensure survival of its tissues preparing for injection. The result? A lifted and firmed up rear that's unlikely to get rejected by the body, as it's a matter that cane from your own flesh.

4. Thermitight Skin Tightening for Lower Face and Neck -- achieve a glowing, tighter and softer skin with this minimally invasive treatment that gently targets specific tissues that delays signs of aging, removes double chin and improves the jawline. Tightening, toning ang smoothening, the procedure involves using injectable RF to heat the dermis of the skin to tighten and stimulate new collagen formation. Much more,the complete procedure involves manageable downtime that leaves no scar with almost immediate results that continues to improve as days go by.

5. Thermibreast Non- Surgical Breast Lifting -proportioned and plump breasts are not only confidence-boosting, it also adds definition to a woman's figure. In addition to treating the deeper tissues, Thermibreast tightens and helps in collagen production, thereby helps in providing a decent amount of cleavage and elevating them to a more youthful location. Best of all? No downtime and visible scars, plus it provides lift with just the right measure of sexy.

6. Thermidry for Underarm Sweating --excessive underarm sweating is not only messy; it also minimizes anyone's confidence. So for those who have tried everything to keep this problem at bay, look no further. Safe, more affordable than Botox injections and lasts for a good number of years. Thermidry for underarm sweating is the best thing worth considering without a downtime.

It took Aiko a lot of courage,discipline and determination to achieve her voluptuous bod. With the help also of the "magical hands" of Dra. Claudine Roura.

For Aiko, this tip bears repeating, "Never stop and start by choosing what you eat and decide to be active whatever it takes. While diet and exercise are foolproof anti-aging formula, a little help won't hurt especially if you know you're in the well-trained hands of a certified professional. You know, maintaining is the hardest part but with determination and disciplne, nothing is impossible" she added.

Aiko is dolled up by SM Woman, styled by Syper Abel, and make up by Dylan Sean Chua. 

To know more about Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute, contact main clinic at (632) 5564878 or email

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For the complete list of services and branches, visit

Here's my bet for a fit and fab #MomBod 😁
Nothing is impossible!