Doña Elena Olive Oil and US Master Chef Season 8

Chef Gordon Ramsay has been famous for a long time already but I have only got to see his cooking videos late last year. I see him as an excellent chef in that he makes whipping up sumptuous dishes as if anybody can do that in their own homes. He also shares useful kitchen hacks that will make food preparation easier and enjoyable for anyone.

Chef Gordon is best known for his undeniably strong presence in the US Master Chef. This long-running televised cooking competition is now on its 8th season and will soon be aired on Philippine television in partnership of Doña Elena Olive Oil. Learn more about it on the press release below.

Doña Elena Brings Master Chef Season in the PH

PRESS RELEASE

Doña Elena Olive Oil brings Philippine airing of US Master Chef Season 8 on Star World

Chefs, home cooks, and foodies now have something more to look forward to as the all-new season of US Master Chef surprises viewers with a feast of flavors that are both inspiring and entertaining.

Over the course of its newest season that premieres on June 8 at 8 PM on Star World, US Master Chef Season 8 promises to showcase hilariously yummy dishes, and a mix of new breed of personalities who can potentially change the culinary scene, one recipe at a time. To intensify the excitement, James Beard award winner and Mexican-American Chef Aaron Sanchez joins acclaimed pastry chef Christina Tosi, and main host and celebrity-chef Gordon Ramsay as judges.

“I haven’t wanted something professionally this bad in a long time,” says Sanchez while also sharing that this project is a dream come true.

As the season’s major sponsor, Doña Elena Olive Oil will be airing great-tasting healthy recipe ideas in between commercial gaps. From dipping, sautéing, to frying, Doña Elena Olive Oil unearths all-new feast of healthy meal ideas that any foodie will love.

The consistent no. 1 olive oil brand in the Philippines, Doña Elena Olive Oil contains 80 percent monounsaturated oleic acids better known as good fats and is naturally rich in A, K, and E vitamins that help lower bad cholesterol. Olive oil does not only provide health benefits but also elevates the taste of any dish to a whole new level.

Don’t miss Master Chef’s latest season and be an expert in your own kitchen with Doña Elena Olive Oil tips in the show. The Mediterranean inspiration that’s evident in each bottle of Doña Elena Olive Oil depicts exceptional quality and premium taste, an assurance that it won’t fail you and your taste buds in your everyday cooking!
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Doña Elena Olive Oil is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation in the Philippines. It is the consistent no. 1 Olive Oil brand according to A.C. Nielsen. Available in three (3) variants, extra virgin, pure and pomace which comes in 250 ml, 500 ml, 1 L glass bottles and 5L PET bottle sizes. For more tips, recipes, and promos visit @donaelenacuisineraclub on Facebook and Instagram.

Ogalala: Helping Parents and Kids to Thrive and Inspire

It was a privilege to have witnessed the #Kidspirations launch at Ayala Malls The 30th in Meralco Avenue, Pasig City last April 29, 2017.

Be_Kidspirations-Logo

Since we’re not that familiar in the area, we arrived at the event a bit late than my target schedule. As soon as I have registered, I went inside to take pictures. I didn’t know that my husband and son followed me inside. When I turned around, my husband was already shopping for shoes for our little boy at the shoe sale just a few steps away from the Kidspiration entrance. My husband is really like that – quick to spot a great find for our son. When I joined them, I saw that it was indeed a great one. It was a pair of navy blue, Chicco loafers that are made of synthetic leather. It was on sale for only Php499 and it was the last pair. It’s bigger by half an inch but we took it anyway since our son’s feet gets bigger in a few months.

Ogalala Kidspirations - All Products Flash Sale

Next stop was the All Products Flash Sale kiosk. It was filled with toys and art supplies that kids of all ages will surely love. It was my son’s turn to shop! As he went around the kiosk, he peruse the items within his reach. At last, he found something that he really, really like.

Ogalala Kidspirations - Ice Age to Go by GeoWorld

He took it and told me, “I want it. Open?” I told him that we have to pay for it first. He’s been holding that toy as we go around the different shelves to check out the other items. He looked so determined in having that toy. I asked him if he really like it. He answered in a loud “Yes!” I asked him if the are plenty of toys inside the plastic dome. He said yes again and pointed at the illustrations in the label. This kid sure knows how to justify his purchase! I looked at its orange tag (Php400) and the original price tag (Php599). Not bad, Php199 off. My husband agreed and told me to buy it too.

Ogalala Kidspiration - Elle Onesies at 90% off

On our way to the cashier, we spotted the ELLE Onesies which were being sold at 90% off! That deal was so hard to resist. Good quality and brightly colored onesies for infants and toddlers which were being sold at Php100 each that day. We are not yet sure about the gender of our next baby so we bought a red onesie fit for 0-6 months old and a blue one that our baby can wear when he/she turns 6-12 months old. We actually wanted to get the white one but it was no longer available on the size that we need.

Ogalala Kidspirations - Shopping Haul
Clockwise: Chicco loafers, Ice Age to Go, and the ELLE onesies. That’s my son in the background, playing with his new Ice Age to Go.

After we finished our shopping, we decided to have lunch first then go back to the Kidspirations event after to watch the ELLE Kids Fashion Show. Whenever we eat out, we would usually take out the iPad to entertain our son and for all of us to eat well. But because my son was so excited to play with his new toy, he completely forgot about the iPad and asked permission to open his little package. He was delighted to find 6 Ice Age animals inside and couldn’t wait to play with them. The set also comes with 2 plastic rocks, a paper play mat, and 6 name cards that give more information about each of the Ice Age animals. This play set might look boring to some but my son definitely enjoyed playing with it. One more good thing about Ice Age to Go is that my son learned about those animals while he was playing with them. Talk about learning through play! We learned about the scientific names of those creatures as well as their age, dimension, the era through which they exist, and a bit of trivia about them. My son used his imagination and creativity to play with his new toys. He made them walk through the ice pictured on the mat, hid them inside the plastic glacier cover, and asked us to help him match the cards with the animals. This continued up until we got home. We even came up with other games and stories that involved this Ice Age to Go set.

Going back to the Kidspirations event…

I only had a few minutes to browse on the other items on display just before the fashion show started. There are so many Crayola art supplies to choose from.

Ogalala Kidspiration - Crayola - Php50 Deals
Crayola’s Php 50 deals: Washable Glue Sticks, 10-pc Modelling Clay Sticks, and 8-pc crayons

There was the Crayola Pick Your Pack promo where you can choose any color of the Crayola crayons that you like. For only Php99.75, you get to have 24pcs of the crayons that you fancy and include those that do not normally appear in the usual pack. Anybody heard of the colors Wisteria, Purple Mountains Majesty, and Wild Blue Yonder? These are only a few of the uniquely named Crayola crayons in that vast selection.

Ogalala Kidspiration - Crayola - Pick Your Pack
Crayola’s Pick Your Pack Promo. Get 24 crayons of your choice for only Php99.75

Ogalala Kidspiration - Crayola's Color Wonder - Minions

Crayola’s Color Wonder pack featuring the adorable Minions. The big pack has 18 coloring pages and comes with Mesa Free Markers (Php250). The small pack has 80 mini coloring pages and 6 washable mini markers (Php200).

There were plenty of toys for older kids that were on sale, too.

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Ogalala Kidspiration - The Purple Cow - Magnetic Chess and Magnetic Magic Word
The Purple Cow’s Magnetic Chess and Magnetic Magic Word are the prefect travel companions even grown-ups would love. Ideal for kids ages 4 and up.

The afternoon program started as the day’s emcee, Mommy Kristine, welcomed the audience and introduced Ms. Maye Yao Co Say to give us a background of the Ogalala brand.

Ogalala Kidspiration - Mommy Kristine - Event Host

Ms. Maye Yao Co Say, the COO of Ogalala World, gave us a background of how the Ogalala brand was developed and how it intends to help parents and kids to thrive and inspire others.

Ogalala Kidspirations - COO - Maye Yao Co Say
Ogalala COO, Ms. Maye Yao Co Say

Ogalala has created the System in PLAY and CARE in order to help parents identify the milestones in their children’s life stages and adapt to their learning method and care needs. The system is backed by extensive research and advice from child development experts which makes it adaptable regardless of our parenting style.

On the other hand, Kidspirations is an advocacy spearheaded by Ogalala which aims to help parents raise happy, fulfilled, and purposeful children. This advocacy also encourages kids to inspire other kids.

From the Advertorial:

What is the #Kidspirations Parade?

“Let Inspirations be part of our personal goal, part of our own milestones. Be something and be someone. Be a kid with a purpose, Be #kidspirations to yourself and to others.”
That is the main motive of the parade to showcase #kidspiration stories to promote ideals and aspirations of parents and expectant mothers.
Sharing both parents’ and kids’ aspirations through their #kidspiration stories realizes the Goal of Ogalala for children to have a happy, fulfilled and purposeful future.
This parade is a small step which Ogalala hopes can lead to a bigger leap for parents and children to be #kidspirations.

As a parent, I see the Ogalala System in Play and Care as a big help in choosing what’s best for my preschooler and my soon-to-be-born baby. With the myriad of options that the market has in store for us, we sometimes second guess on what will be really useful and worth our money. With Ogalala, we are confident that we will be buying educational toys, baby products and kids’ fashion items that were carefully curated to suit our children’s needs.

After Ms Yao Co Say’s very informative presentation was the fashion show. It was a preview of ELLE Kids Spring/Summer Collection that includes the new and exciting designs inspired by the Parisian Lifestyle. Children of all ages walked confidently on the ramp to showcase the latest in ELLE Kids clothing line. The show ended after selected kids from the audience were also given the opportunity to walk the ramp, introduced themselves and shared what they want to be when they grow up. Truly a #Kidspirations moment for the kids that day!

Ogalala Kidspiration - Elle Kids Spring Collection - Boys

Ogalala Kidspiration - Elle Kids Spring Collection - Girls

The Ogalala #Kidspirations event was made possible in partnership with Crayola, Melissa & Doug, EMCO, Animal Planet, The Learning Journey, Discovery Kids, Pigeon, Safety1st, Ergo Baby, Quinny & Maxi Cosi, and, ELLE Kids.

Ogalala Stores:
Ogalala Store 2nd floor Shangrila West Wing
Ogalala Baby 2nd floor Shangrila Mall, Main Wing
Ogalala Store 2nd floor Ayala Malls The 30th Meralco

Shop online @ Oga-lala.com
Lazada.com.ph/Ogalala

Ogalala Hotline: 441-1717 / 990-5437

Bear Brand Yogu Yoghurt Milk Drink

Nestle Bear Brand Yogu Milk Drink

It was lunch time when we received our Yogu Lunch Kit and my son couldn’t wait to drink the Strawberry variant as he is fond of anything in that flavor. I told him that we must have it chilled first since we just got it from the courier. As soon as he finished his meal, he asked for his Yogu Strawberry right away and he consumed it with gusto. I’m glad that he liked it. I will certainly have Yogu as a replacement for his usual chocolate drink. I find Yogu healthier, especially for his teeth. Just look at what all the flavors of Nestle Bear Brand Yogu has in store for my son:

  • Milk by Bear Brand, yoghurt and real fruit juice
  • Tibay resistansya nutrients Zinc and Vitamin C
  • 50% less sugar
  • No artificial flavors or colors
  • Mas masarap at mas matibay na yoghurt milk drink

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My son and I love eating yoghurt so it was easy for us to like Yogu. However, his older cousins wouldn’t even let a teaspoon of yoghurt near their mouth. But when they had a sip of all three flavors of Yogu, namely Green Apple, Mango, and Strawberry, they couldn’t stop raving about this milk drink and kept on saying that they would like to have it for baon in school. I also tried having a sip of the Mango and Green Apple flavors. The Yogu Mango is my new favorite because it is not too sweet nor too citrus for my taste.

I’m including Bear Brand Yogu Yoghurt Milk Drinks in my grocery list. It’s that one healthy milk drink that tastes great, too. We can have Yogu as part of our breakfast and snack or even have it as dessert, as my son prefers. It’s also perfect as our baon whenever we go out or run for errands.

The Bear Brand Yogu Yoghurt Milk Drinks are available in two sizes in leading supermarkets and convenient stores nationwide. I even found out that a sari-sari store in our neighborhood sells Yogu. Go ahead and buy some for yourself and your kids soon!

I Thought I Couldn’t Get Anything at Great Kids But I Was Wrong

I won a gift certificate from Great Kids at last year’s Thanksgiving Party of the Mommy Bloggers Philippines. I was excited to use it, thinking that I can get something for my little boy for Christmas. When I found out that Great Kids do not have clothes for boys, I got a bit disappointed. I then decided to get something from the shop that we can give us gifts.

From what I have read on their Facebook page, “Great Kids offers fresh, fun and pretty apparel for young girls aged 2-10 yrs old and capsule collections of Infant Girls, Mommy & Me and maternity apparel”.

Great Kids ATC

Last December 2016, I went to the Great Kids at Alabang Town Center (ATC) which is located the Level 2 Expansion Building to see what I can buy. When I went there the first time, I didn’t find anything that I want so I walked away empty-handed. Maybe because I still want to get something for my self, at least?

I visited Great Kids at ATC again a couple of weeks ago.  With fresh eyes, maybe I can find something that I would want for myself or for the little girls in our family. I came at a good time because I had the store to myself. I was able to chat with the supervisor and the clerk. They showed me their current promotions as well as their new arrivals.

Great Kids Girls Apparel

It was a good thing that Great Kids ATC allowed me to use my GC to get anything from their maternity and nursing line as well as from their girls’ apparel and from regular-priced items to those on sale.

Great Kids Girls Apparel

My second visit indeed made me look at what Great Kids has to offer in a new light. Since my husband and I have been praying for our next baby, it would be nice to get a maternity dress as part of our preparation :) I picked three dresses from Great Kids’ wide selection of maternity and nursing wear and took them with me inside the dressing room to see which one will fit nicely on me. Before trying each one on, I took a picture of the dresses. Yes, inside the fitting room. Big mistake. I could have taken photos while they were hanging on the racks for better view and lighting. This lady still has a lot to learn with photography!

I digress. Let’s go back to the dresses.

Great Kids - Grey Dress

There are reasons why I chose these pieces. I picked the grey, short-sleeved dress with black lines for its classic appeal. It looked very comfortable to wear and can go with any of the bags and shoes that I have (which isn’t a lot, by the way). It’s a maternity dress that doubles as a nursing wear. I find it stylish in that way. It makes it comfortable for breastfeeding moms like me to nurse our baby wherever and whenever. The top part of this dress makes it convenient for moms to nurse their babies without the risk of exposing their milk machine in public. This dress has an opening, big enough to fit in the head of a baby or even a toddler for nursing. The inside part of that section has a soft lining with slits on both sides.

Great Kids - Floral Dress

This spaghetti-strapped, ruffled, floral dress has that flirty vibe. Its lightweight fabric highlights body curves. With the kind of weather that we have this January, this dress is best worn with a cardigan or draped with a cozy shawl.

Great Kids - Pink Dress

This pink maternity and nursing dress looks funky with its print and cross-tie top. It has that same feature as that of the grey dress. Also, this dress makes a preggy woman look younger :)

Of all the dresses that I have tried on, I feel comfortable and I (think) look good in the grey, short-sleeved dress. It costs Php899.75 – a great steal for a maternity and nursing-friendly clothing! To make the most out of my GC, the clerk suggested that I pick something from their little girls’ apparel, which were on sale at that time. I got a cute blouse for my niece as our gift for her birthday next month.

If you’re an expecting mom, a breastfeeding momma, or have little girls to dress up, go check out Great Kids for stylish, functional, chic and reasonably-priced clothing. Great Kids will surely make you love shopping for yourself and for your little girls!

Check out below the list of Great Kids boutiques and kiosks as well as its sister shop, Pois Belly & Kids:

GREAT KIDS boutiques:
– TriNoma: Ground Floor near Activity Center
– Shangri-la Plaza: Level 4 Main Bldg
– Alabang Town Center: Level 2 Expansion Bldg
– Ayala Center Cebu: Level 3
– SM City Cebu: Level 2, Main Mall
– SM City Iloilo: Upper Ground Floor
– SM Mall Of Asia: Level 3, Main Mall

POIS BELLY & KIDS boutiques:
– SM Megamall: Level 5 The Atrium
– SM Lanang Premier Davao: Level 2

THE SM STORES:
– Aura
– BF Paranaque
– Calamba
– Cebu
– Iloilo
– Makati
– Mall Of Asia
– Manila
– Marikina
– Megamall
– North EDSA
– Pampanga
– San Lazaro

Visit Great Kids on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greatkidsph/

 

A Day at the Science Circus


The beauty of homeschooling is that we can go on field trips whenever and wherever we can. So, one fine Saturday, we traveled to Taguig to check out The Mind Museum’s fifth travelling exhibition, the Science Circus. It’s such a blessing that we all have All-Day Passes, which also gave us access to the exhibits inside The Mind Museum.

Science Circus - Entrance

The Science Circus is situated outside the main museum, in the middle of the J.Y. Campos Park. As soon as my son saw the entrance to the Circus, he squealed in delight and couldn’t wait to get inside. When we got in, I thought that there was not much to explore as the set-up was not as big as that of the previous Dino Play. I was wrong. Our little boy couldn’t get enough of the interactive exhibits. My husband and I also had fun tinkering at the elements inside the Science Circus. The elements may seem ordinary but it sure challenged us how to make them work and how everything fits in.

My son’s favorite is the Deception Perception. Check out our IG video below. He just kept on lining up again and again just so he could play inside the odd-shaped room and marvel at how the balls would roll through the trough and into the wire basket.

 

Science Circus - Inside the Odd Room
Our smiles barely hid our dizziness! It was really a challenge to keep our balance inside the Deception Perception room.

Science Circus - Colorful Foam Puzzles

Here’s another one of my son’s favorites. I actually loved this exhibit too for its cushioned floor gave comfort to my tired feet. My kid spent a lot of time in this exhibit. He wanted to build a fort so he kept on putting the pieces on top of each other then he would get on top and let himself fall down and roll on the floor. Silly little boy! This is also where he was able to find a playmate, another boy who looked like a child of an expat. He’s a bit older than my son and I admired that he played nice and was a bit patient knowing that he’s playing with a younger kid. Praying for more children like him :)

Science Circus - Tangrams

I have played with Tangrams before but I didn’t know that they are called until we visited the Science Circus. See, it pays to go on educational tours, because we not only learn a lot but it also reinforces what we think we already know.

Science Circus - Solving Tangrams

Science Circus - Automaton
The Automaton

Science Circus - Automaton 2

 

This exhibit is so fun! All you have to do is rearrange the discs and gears in each segment. Once you have figured out the correct set-up, the segment would move.

Below are more photos that we had from the time of our visit.
Science Circus - Floating Head

Science Circus - Floating Head

 

Science Circus - Silver Puzzle

Science Circus - Benhams Disk

Science Circus - Shape Sorter

Science Circus - Optical Illusion

Liked what you see and read from my post? Go ahead and take your whole family to The Mind Museum’s Science Circus! Your trip would all be worth it because you will not only learn a thing or two but you will have fun tinkering with the elements as well.

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Limited Offer:

Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.

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If you have extra money, please also consider donating to The Mind Museum. Being a non-profit organization, the museum would appreciate funding so they can keep on making the exhibits affordable to students and teachers, especially those in public schools.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, Science Circus has come to town!

PRESS RELEASE

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MANILA, Philippines – Be ready to #EnterTheScienceCircus!

Science Circus: Step Right Up! is the 5th traveling exhibition of The Mind Museum, supported in part by Mastercard, Limkaco Industries, Uratex, and Thompson Hardware and Lighting Center.

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! showcases the amusing, the peculiar, and the extraordinary in our everyday experiences, in the form of interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind.

While the nearly 250-year history of the circus abounds with awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical skill – such as high-flying aerial artists, to death-defying daredevils – the Science Circus challenges our traditional notions of a circus by focusing on the mind’s “acrobatic” perceptual tricks.

As the guests enter the exhibition, they are welcomed by a festive, colorful façade which sets the tone for the sights and sounds they are about to experience. These interactive exhibits are displayed simultaneously in three adjacent Rings. Guests can go in any of the Rings in the order they please.

Ring One, or Deception Perception is a menagerie of exhibits that will prompt you to question whether to see is to believe. Can you always trust your senses? Is what you see as real as it seems? Can your brain produce motion where there is none? Your first venture into the Circus will unveil the “blindness” of your mind’s eye.

Ring Two highlights Pieces of Incredible Engineering, where guests can engage their minds in puzzles and relish how math and art come together. This central area is animated by simple machines, and engages guests in activities that evoke their inner engineer.

Last but not least, Ring Three is Encounters with the Masters, where guests can interact with and learn the secrets of the Masters of Illusion. They can take on the challenges posed by each Master, and discover how our brains can be ensnared by smoke and mirrors.

Visit the Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition right now for another wonderful ride through the world of Science! To make it even more enticing, a special treat awaits!

Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.

The Science Circus: Step Right Up! exhibition vividly illustrates how our everyday experiences are full of delightful secrets that we can uncover, to discover more about ourselves and the world around us. Let’s all have fun together! See you there!

#EnterTheScienceCircus
#TheMindMuseum

*The Mind Museum’s traveling exhibition Science Circus will be on display in the Museum for a limited run, until January 31, 2017 only. The exhibition aims to travel to cities and provinces around the country as part of The Mind Museum’s mission to bring science closer to the general public.

Entrance Fees:
Science Circus* only
P200 / head Adults or Child

The Mind Museum (3-hour tour) + Science Circus
P750 Adults
P650 Child/Student (up to college)

Kids below two feet are Free.

*Enjoy Science Circus exhibition for 90 minutes choosing from these timeslots:
9am-1030am | 1030am-12nn | 12nn-130pm | 130pm-3pm | 3pm-430pm | 430pm-6pm
Limited capacity. Guests are welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

Limited Offer:
Together with Mastercard, The Mind Museum offers something enticing for visitors! Use your Mastercard and avail of a 3+1 treat to any admission ticket to the Museum or its special exhibitions. See posters for full details. Until December 30, 2016 only.

The Mind Museum Operating Hours
9:00am – 6:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays.
CLOSED on Mondays.

For more information or for interested parties who would want to host this exhibition, please contact:
Email: inquiry@themindmuseum.org
Website: www.themindmuseum.org
Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: themindmuseum

Nourished and Pampered with Baby Care Plus and Kids Plus

This post was made in collaboration with Tupperware Brands. All opinions stated are mine.

Growing up, our family has been using Tupperware products for our meal preparations, condiments, baon, picnic effects as well as a catch-all for our various thingamajigs. Up until I was in high school, I have seen how the Tupperware products have evolved – how the serving dish, canisters and foodkeepers and their colors have changed and how the brand has innovated to keep up with the changing needs of its market.

In 2007, Tupperware Philippines merged with Sara Lee Direct Selling Philippines and then became Fullerlife Direct Selling Philippines. The company is now known as Tupperware Brands Philippines with product categories including dishware; cookware; cleaning aids; bath and skin care for babies, kids and moms; cosmetics; personal care, and fragrances.

When Baby Care Plus+ presented an opportunity to our blogging community to try out their products, I signed up and was blessed to be chosen as part of the project.

Tupperware Brands PH products

I’ve been using a particular brand for my son’s bath and skin care ever since he was a year old. They’re working just fine but I’m curious as to the wonders that Baby Care Plus+ can do for my little boy.

The Tupperware Brands was so generous that they did not only sent us a set of Baby Care Plus+ products but they also shipped Kids Plus+ and Mom Plus+ items as well! The delivery box smelled so good when my son opened it. It was a mix of powdery and fruity scents and I was glad that the scent of the products weren’t too strong – perfect for someone like me who has allergic rhinitis, whose nose gets easily irritated with strong odors. My son was so happy with our package that he wanted to open all of the bottles right away. He even prayed, “God, thank you for the gifts!”

I decided to try out the Kids Plus+ set first since it was specifically made for children his age. I want to find out if these products can truly rid my son’s hair of that sweaty smell that he got from constantly jumping in bed and running around the house with his Dad chasing him. So for his quick night time bath, I enlisted the help of Kids Plus+ Shampoo and Kids Plus+ Bath. Both are in the form of clear, medium thick liquids and has that sweet and fruity scent in them. I used a pea sized amount for my son’s hair and it lathers quickly. I poured that same amount of the Kids Plus+ Bath and observed how far it would go. It bubbled as quickly as the shampoo but I was amazed that I was able to use it for my boy’s entire upper body! I wasn’t scrimping on the body wash. His neck and torso were effectively lathered up. I squeezed another pea sized for his lower limbs. The Kids Plus+ Bath produces a rich lather, that for a second, I thought it would be difficult to rinse. It’s a good thing that I was able to wash it off easily. My boy’s skin felt soft and smooth after his bath. I couldn’t stop smelling him, too! As indicated in its label, the Kids Plus+ Bath may be used for the hair and skin. Perfect for when we are travelling with our little one – I can grab just one bottle and we’re good to go.

Bath time with Kids Plus
Bath time with Kids Plus+ Bath, Shampoo, Cologne, and Lotion

After bathing, I gave him the bottles of Kids Plus Cologne and Kids Plus Lotion so he could try them on himself. He was so giddy as he squeezed on the cute penguin-shaped yellow and orange bottle of lotion. He put on a fruity dollop on his arm and asked permission to pour some more. The lotion has the right consistency – not too thick nor too watery. He moved on to his cologne and I told him to put some on his shoulders and chest. His Dad loved that scent and made our little boy more irresistible to cuddles.

The next day, I took out the Baby Care Plus+ Baby Shampoo and Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath. Being the active boy that he is, his morning was spent jumping on the bed, running around and playing with all of his toys and stuff at home that are not meant for playing. He did all of these at the hottest time of the day. Naturally, he was drenched in sweat and he has what we fondly call “asim-kilig” smell. He was too excited to go to the bathroom when he found out that we have something new for his favorite ritual. Pouring a pea sized amount of the shampoo on my palm and gradually massaging it on my son’s wet hair, the sweet smell of powder filled our bathroom. My son loved that his hair was filled with bubbles. I then took the Baby Bath and got the same amount for my son’s face, neck and back and he smelled like a newborn baby again! I was able to produce a rich lather even with the little amount that I used to wash his entire body. It easily rinses off. I actually liked the scent of Baby Care Plus+ Shampoo and its partner Baby Bath over the Kids Plus+ Shampoo and its Bath counterpart. I seriously loved the Baby Care Plus+ Baby Bath that I used it for my own bath!

Baby Care Plus+ Baby Cologne, Baby Bath and Baby Shampoo
Baby Care Plus+ Baby Cologne, Baby Bath and Baby Shampoo

I love applying the Baby Care Plus+ Lotion on my son’s skin after his shower. It helps maintain his healthy and smooth skin and makes him smell good for longer hours. And because the Baby Care Plus+ Cologne has that sweet, powdery scent, I dab some on myself when we went to a wedding and I smelled fresh all day long :)

It’s a good thing that Tupperware Brands have the moms in mind when they created a line of skin care products. Being a mom, I feel blessed to be chosen by GOD to take care of one of His greatest creations. I find joy in serving and taking care of my son and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. But, I also feel tired and don’t have much time to pamper myself. That’s why I love using products that will allow me to take care and pamper myself without the need to go out of the house. The Mom Plus Ultra Moisturizing Bar indulges me on my precious bath time as it gently cleanses and deeply moisturize my skin making it softer and smoother. This Moisturizing Bar is actually meant for the body only but I am also using it for my face. We’re in Singapore as I type this. Double duty products save on luggage space! I didn’t develop rashes or or irritations on my face so I just keep on using it. That’s how gentle it is!

Mom Plus+ Soothing Relief Balm

For our family vacation, I also brought with us the Mom Plus+ Soothing Relief Balm. My husband first used it for the insect bite that he had and thankfully, the Soothing Relief Balm was able to make that itch go away. I also used the balm when I experienced minor pain on my lower back and it was able to alleviate the pain.

Mom Plus+ Stretch Mark Cream

I have yet to see the effectivity of the Mom Plus+ Stretch Mark Cream because I was not able to use it on a regular basis. I don’t have stretch marks but unfortunately, cellulites are showing. This Stretch Mark Cream promises to lessen stretch marks and cellulites. I will start using it when we get home and hopefully, it will help me get rid of the unappealing sight on my legs.

So, are we considering the Baby Care Plus+, Kids Plus+, and Mom Plus+ products for our own bath and skin care needs? Of course! These products of Tupperware Brands PH are definitely competitive in terms of efficacy, quality and price. Would you like to try them for you and your family, too? Get in touch with Tupperware Brands PH from their official website and any of their social media accounts and place your order today!

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The Metro Class Suspensions App

If you’re a parent, you seriously need this Android app for your kids. The Metro Class Suspensions app will give you up-to-date class suspensions in all cities of Metro Manila so you wouldn’t have to look for class-related  announcements elsewhere. Information displayed on the Metro Class Suspensions app are taken from the official social media accounts of city governments including that of the Department of Education (DepEd) to provide you with credible and verified announcements. Check out the features of the Metro Class Suspensions app below.

Metro Class Suspensions App - Home
Metro Class Suspensions App – Home

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Menu
Metro Class Suspensions App – Menu

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Weather
Metro Class Suspensions App – Weather

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Latest News
Metro Class Suspensions App – Latest News

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Nation
Metro Class Suspensions App – Nation

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Entertainment
Metro Class Suspensions App – Entertainment

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Sports
Metro Class Suspensions App – Sports

 

Metro Class Suspensions App - Sharing a Page
Metro Class Suspensions App – Sharing a Page

 

Metro Class Suspensions - SMS Subscription 1
Get news on class suspensions delivered straight to your SMS inbox

 

Metro Class Suspensions - SMS Subscription
Easy SMS subscription

 

Download the Metro Class Suspensions app from the Google Play Store now!

Not an Android user? No problem! The Metro Class Suspensions has a mobile site which will be accessible under the Free Basics program of Internet.org. You may also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

How We Overcame Stress in Taking Vitamins

This post was made in collaboration with Nutri10 Plus. All opinions stated are mine.

My son used to run away from me whenever it’s time for him to take his vitamins. That was because he disliked the flavor of the brands that he used to take. They were either too sour or a bit bitter for him. He couldn’t wait to drink water right away and he would sometimes ask for candy or Jelly Ace just to overcome the not-so-good taste in his mouth.

Motorcycle Ride at NANKID
First time to ride a motorcycle on his own

Things changed when I started giving him Nutri10 Plus. He loves its ponkan flavor and it tastes just right. I know because I tried it, too 😉 Now, whenever it’s time to take his vitamins, he would gladly walk up to me and open his mouth. He would often savor on the taste as if he is eating candy and he is no longer in a rush to drink water. Nutri10 Plus just made it easier for me to give him the food supplement that he needs and makes it a pleasant experience for his part.

My Little Jumper
My little jumper in action

Nutri10 Plus is not just a great-tasting syrup. It’s that one food supplement that is packed with Chrlorella Growth Factor (CGF), Lysine, Taurine, Zinc and with the essential vitamins such as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D3 and E. These certainly help me a lot in keeping up with my child’s active lifestyle and aid in his growth and    development.

Nutri10 Plus Syrup

Consult your child’s pediatrician now so your child can also enjoy the many benefits of taking Nutri10 Plus Syrup. Para sa batang aktibo’t malakas!

 

If Books Were Money, My Son Would Be Rich By Now

Here’s a post that I have drafted on paper a couple of months ago. Finally, I was able to publish it on the blog today!

We started reading to our son when he was still in my womb – from tiny board books given to his Dad as part of their office Kris Kringle to the downloaded nursery rhymes and story books on our iPad. Those tiny board books are still with us today and my son would still read them on his own, that is, pointing to pictures and identifying objects that he knows and mimicking the tone that I use during our read aloud sessions. He would be blabbing on some parts of the story.

His Dad, who commutes to and from work daily, would occasionally drop by BookSale, the bookstore adjacent to the bus terminal and would buy books that he knows our little boy would love. It was a good thing that the shop has a wide selection of books that they sell on bargain. My husband would usually buy three books from that store each month. But one time, he splurged on four books to cultivate our son’s growing love for reading and it was such a blessing that all of them were from our little one’s favorite series namely Curious George and Dr. Seuss.

Book Haul

When we began having weekly mother-and-son dates at the neighborhood mall, a trip to National Bookstore and BookSale is a must for my child. We would linger close to an hour at his favorite Children’s Books section as he would scan the pages of the books that piqued his interest. He loves books that involved animals and keeps going back to read them. Whenever I would notice that he likes a particular book, I would offer to buy it for him so we could enjoy it at home. He would decline most of the time. I’m so blessed to have a son who gets contented with browsing and window shopping :) At times when we would chance upon a book that he really liked or finally found an elusive title, I would purchase it right away and take him to Country Style where we would read our recent find while having doughnuts and coffee (for me).

My Little Reader
My Little Reader

At home on most mornings, he prefers having milk in bed and asks me to read a couple of books to him before we go downstairs for his breakfast. Recently, I adapted a fill-in-the-blanks strategy in where I would either let him finish a sentence or identify an object in the story. This makes our sessions more interactive and very lively. Doing this also encouraged him to read books on his own, even though he can’t read everything written in the pages yet. He would read before bedtime while waiting for Mommy and Daddy to finish the chores downstairs. When we’re all settled in bed, he would request that we read at least three books to him, which includes his activity books and his favorite dinosaur books, before finally going to sleep. He would also read Ate and Kuya’s old books at Granny’s after playing with the stuff inside their toy box. He would gladly peruse on his new book while we are waiting for our turn at the grocery’s check out counter, to pass the time at the doctor’s clinic and extended his patience as he waited for his parents’ passports to be renewed.

I’ve been praying that my son will carry on with the habit of reading books as he grows up and have children and grandchildren of his own and ultimately, pass on the habit to them. There’s so much that we can learn from reading. My husband and I have been discovering a lot from the books that we buy for our son. I never imagined that I could memorize a ton of dinosaur names just because my boy is so fascinated in them!

I have decluttered a few weeks ago and finally let go of my boy’s first batch of books. We have passed them on to his younger cousins hoping that they will also get hooked on reading. We still have plenty in the bookcase upstairs and in the shelf downstairs. We will be getting new ones, anyway. If books were money, my son would be rich by now.