Amino Fres-C Instant Drink Mix

It was a blessing that we received our stash of Amino Fres-C at a time when we need it the most. It was when my son and I were both down with the flu. And you know how it is with flu. Fever, lack of appetite, dryness of the mouth, fatigue and a host of other symptoms that made us lie in bed all day. It was a good thing that my husband was spared from the virus. He took care of us until we were both healthy and well. When we were still sick, my husband took the new instant drink mixes that  Ajinomoto sent to us and prepared a pitcher of juice for a couple of days just to make sure that our son and I will stay hydrated and that we get lots of Vitamin C in order for us to recover swiftly from flu. We started with the Mango flavor and I loved that it’s way better than the other brands of the same flavor. The Mango flavor of Amino Fres-C is not too sweet and it smells of fresh mangoes, too. I actually finished two glasses of it! I had the opposite experience with other mango flavored instant juice drinks. They are too sweet that I would only have a few sips or I would end up with a sore throat.

amino Fres-C MANGO

We had the Pineapple flavor the next day. It tastes just right and it smells of real pineapples, too. It has become my favorite! Our little boy loved it too that he asked for another serving after his first :)     

amino Fres-C PINEAPPLE
My favorite among the 3 flavors

Yesterday, I was having an itchy throat so my good husband prepared a pitcher of the Orange flavor of Amino Fres-C. Today, I woke up and I feel better :)

amino Fres-C ORANGE

The Amino Fres-C Instant Drink Mix will soon be available in supermarkets. They are very affordable at Php8 for every sachet. It would definitely fit into our budget and would enable us to serve healthy juice drinks for our kids on a regular basis. Read the press release below to know more about this refreshing juice drink.



Lessen Stress at School with the new “amino Fres-C”

School is a wonderful place to explore and learn new things but parents are well-aware that this place can also be a major source of stress for kids. A school day begins and ends with passing through bumpy roads and enduring slow-moving traffic. Kindergarteners are not excused from pushing trolleys that carry heavy loads. Students have to juggle various seat works, assignments, recitations and quizzes for 8-9 subjects. In a nutshell, going to school is eternally beneficial but it is hard work!

Parents can instill the value of diligence and patience to lessen the hurdles kids face at school. Feed them with knowledge that can widen their understanding and sharpen their minds. Be involved in their school life. Assist in checking if assignments and projects are done correctly and completely and be on guard for any emotional or physical traumas they might be experiencing within and outside school premises. Extracurricular activities can also help build self-esteem and develop healthy social life for most school children as they learn to interact with other people.

Being sick or sickly is a big burden to students as they need the strength and energy to keep up with the daily demands of school. Exercise and good diet are essential in maintaining physical well-being. Parents must take time to engage their kids in fun physical activities and prepare delicious and healthy meals.

Responsible parents naturally go for safe and quality ingredients, but to make meals more enjoyable and nourishing for school children, they need to introduce variety of food ingredients and expand cooking methods from only frying to also sautéing, steaming, blanching and boiling. If frying is unavoidable, it is recommended to observe proper frying temperature (365-375’F) to decrease oil absorption. Test by dropping a small piece of food into the oil; the temperature is right if the piece of food rises above the oil within 3-5 seconds.

The new “amino Fres-C” Instant Juice Drink Mix is a great addition to kids’ baon. This is the only powdered juice drink that is packed with Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) with Glutamine and Arginine. These specific amino acids are building blocks of protein that maintain energy levels, support muscle growth and repair, and toughen immune system – making this drink perfect for sustaining kids’ demanding schedule at school. “amino Fres-C” is 70% less calories compared to other juice brands, so they get to enjoy the real fruit taste of its orange, pineapple and mango variants, without the unnecessary calories. The new “amino Fres-C” is available in local supermarkets for only PhP 8.00 per 1 liter pack.

Try to complement “amino Fres-C” fruit juice with these tasty and healthy baon recipes from Ajinomoto:

Vegetable Siomai

Crunchy Cauliflower   

Kiddie Sopas   

Puso ng Saging Torta  


Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJINO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® Seasoned Crumbs, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, Ajinomoto® Brand Sinigang and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Cheesecake for Breakfast

Yes, we had one and it was sooo good! It was the best tasting blueberry cheesecake that I have tasted, so far. There’s not an inch of  umay factor in it. It is neither too sweet nor too creamy. I actually had to exercise extreme self-control in order to save some for my husband and our son. The best thing about this unforgettable cheesecake is that it was homemade with love!

The cheesiest gift I have ever received!

I happen to work with Joy of, the very talented lady who made this mouthwatering dessert. In one of our group discussions about cinnamon, she asserted that omitting that spice from the cheesecake recipe would not make a difference in the final taste at all. I, for one, am not a fan of cinnamon and would avoid bread and pastry that have it in the ingredients. Given that, I readily agreed with Joy’s statement. To further prove her assertion, she said that she would bake a no-cinnamon cheesecake for the team on our next meeting. The day of our meeting came and each of us received a dainty box of cheesecake. I took a snap of it the moment Joy handed it to me.  I know that it would be either eaten right away or would get tossed in transit so I needed to capture a photo of how this edible gift was presented nicely.

I served Joy’s blueberry cheesecake for breakfast the following day because I know that it would be perfect for my husband’s cup of coffee and my mug of warm milk. And it was! Our little boy had some, too. What I liked most about this delectable dessert is that it has the right mix of fruity and creamy in it. I also super love that it does not have even a dash of cinnamon in it. My son doesn’t like that spice too and he would grimace whenever he was asked to have a bite of anything that has cinnamon in it.

Should you want to know how heavenly that blueberry cheesecake was, get in touch with Joy through her website :)


Vita Cubes Are Jelly Candies Not Vitamins

“Can I have one more?” my nephew asked when I took a bag of Vita Cubes Singles from the ref. When I told him that yes he could have another one, he was amazed. Apparently, he was told that he can only have one cube each day because that’s how vitamins must be taken. I have discovered that it was a common misconception of this jelly candy that is a product of Rebisco, one of the country’s major players in the biscuit and snack industry. I went over IG and found college students and young professionals indicating in their posts that they’re lucky to have Vita Cubes to help them get through their hectic schedules. Folks, time to read the label and know the facts about Vita Cubes!

Vita Cubes Box of 10 packs
Vita Cubes box of 10 packs

My family and I have attended the Vita Cubes Fun Day at the Big Red Barn in Fun Ranch Ortigas. It was an event for mommy bloggers and our kids that was sponsored by Rebisco and organized by Mommy Bloggers Philippines. It was a day filled with games, food and entertainment for everyone with the help of the marketing team from Rebisco who gave us more information about Vita Cubes.

Vita Cubes
Louiji couldn’t believe that he now has plenty of Vita Cubes!

(From the Vita Cubes product information sheet)

Vita Cubes are cube-shaped jelly candies that come in five different fruit flavors – strawberry, apple, grape, orange, and mango.

Aside from having delicious taste, Vita Cubes are fortified with essential vitamins and minerals that are important for growing children.

Lysine –  Contains 70% of the child’s RENI. Aids the body in proper growth and energy production. Also helps in calcium absorption.

Zinc –  Contains 70% of the child’s Recommended Energy and Nutritional Intake (RENI). Zinc is known to help in proper functioning of the immune and digestive systems, energy metabolism, and increasing the rate of healing for wounds.

Vit. A – Contains 40% of the child’s RENI. Helps in increasing the body’s immunity to fight infections. Also plays an important role in ensuring healthy eyes and bone development.

Vit. B – Supplies 30-70% of the child’s RENI. Promotes growth and strength and stimulates memory in children in their formative years.
               Helps  boost the oxygen circulation in the body, especially the brain, which in turn improved concentration.
               Helps convert carbohydrates and fats into energy.

Vit. C – Supplies 30% of the child’s RENI.
               Helps form and repair red blood cells, bones and tissues.
               Help’s your child’s gums stay healthy.
               Strengthen your child’s blood vessels, minimizing bruising from falls and scrapes.
               Helps cuts and wounds heal, boosts the immune system, and keeps infections at bay.
               Helps the body absorb iron from food sources.

Vit. E – Supplies 45% of the child’s RENI
               Boosts the immune system and helps the body fight germs.
               Keeps blood vessels open wide enough for blood to flow freely.
               Helps the cells of the body work together to perform many important functions.

 Where to buy
Vita Cubes is available at all Mercury Drug outlets, SM Supermarkets, Robinson’s Supermarkets, Waltermart, Landmark, Puregold, Mini Stop and local grocery stores.

May be bought per box (containing 10 pcs. of 50g packs) or per individual 50g pack.

Vita Cubes Singles (P1.00 per piece) may also be bought at sari-sari stores, supermarkets and local grocery stores.

Vita Cubes Singles
Vita Cubes Singles

How much
Suggested Retail Price (SRP) for a 50g pack is at Php12

Vita Cubes 50g pack
Vita Cubes 50g pack for Louiji’s cousins

Vita Cubes Yummy has never been this healthy. Healthy has never been this yummy!

I am so happy to have discovered Vita Cubes because I can now let my son indulge in jelly candies without worrying too much about sugar overload. He enjoys munching on these vitamin-fortified jelly candies! Our stash came in handy when we both had the flu. We would chew on Vita Cubes after taking our meds and the awful taste would be replaced by that of the fruity candy. We really love Vita Cubes and I would definitely include this in my grocery list. I’m sure that my child would ask for Vita Cubes on our next trip to the neighborhood convenience store :)

Have you tried the Vita Cubes fruit flavored jelly candies?


The Wonders of Organic Baby Wipes

I once wished of winning a shopping spree of baby wipes. It has not come true, yet. But, thanks to the Mommy Bloggers Philippines for allowing me to take part in the product review of the Organic Wipes that we get to have more than our usual stash of baby wipes!

Organic Baby Wipes
The Organic Baby Wipes are available in packs of 20, 30 and 80 sheets

If you’re a mom, you would know the importance of having disposable wipes on hand. Ever since I became a mommy, I have become so dependent on baby wipes for keeping my child clean. I use it to wipe my son’s bum after a nappy change. I use it to wipe his hands clean before eating when there is no chance to wash them with running water. When we’re out and about and he gets too sweaty, I use wipes for his face and body before changing his clothes. That’s how important wipes are in our life. We use it all the time.

Organic Baby Wipes in 20s
Brought Organic Baby Wipes on our day out to keep little hands clean

I’m so happy to have the opportunity to try out the Organic Baby Wipes. It is devoid of Paraben, Alcohol, Chlorine or any harsh chemicals that may harm my little one’s sensitive skin. It smells good, too. I took a sheet of the Organic Wipes and loved that it smells like a baby’s bath soap. The scent is not overwhelming which is good as it won’t trigger my allergic rhinitis. I tried using a brand of wipes which has the scent of a powder and I would sneeze each time I pull out a sheet. The Organic Wipes has cloth-like sheets that are soft to touch and ensures that only the gentlest material gets in contact with my son’s delicate skin. I have proven that it’s safe to use on the face and body as I have tried to use it on myself. When we were out for the weekend, I also used it to freshen up my little explorer. Thankfully, he did not develop a rash or any kind of skin irritation from it. And because we have more than enough of the Organic Wipes, we shared it with Granny, who has skin asthma, and Baby E, my eight-month old niece. They were both very satisfied with how skin-friendly this organically made product is.

Don’t just take my word for it. Go and try it for yourself and your little ones. The Organic Wipes are available at the following stores:

  • Makati Supermarket (Alabang)
  • Babyland (Festival Supermall, Eastwood, Shaw)
  • Babysteps (Festival Supermall)
  • Baby Zone (Fisher Mall)
  • Fisher Mall Department Store
  • Pioneer Center
  • Unimart

You may also order online at:

Follow Organic Baby Wipes on Facebook and on Instagram.


Melawares and Urban Kitchen Present Mommy and Me

Last May 9, 2015, Melawares and Urban Kitchen presented Mommy and Me, a kickoff of its mall tour that is dedicated in honoring mothers. This event was launched at the SM Southmall in time for the celebration of Mother’s Day. It was an event of fun-filled activities for moms and kids.

Mother's Day at the Melawares and Urban Kitchen event

Upon registration from the entrance, families lined up to have their picture taken at the photobooth courtesy of Aliyah Smile. Some of the children flocked to the Design Your Own Plate station while others had their faces painted with their favorite characters. The little girls went to another station to have their own nail art.

The program started with an introduction from the lovely Issa Litton. She gave an overview of Melawares and Urban Kitchen products.

Issa Litton giving an overview of Melawares and Urban Kitchen products
A lot of moms went home with those starter sets from Melawares and Urban Kitchen

After that, Carla Perlas, Regional Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Parent, a popular digital parenting magazine, talked about online rakets that mommies can take on. Being a WAHM myself, I appreciate Carla’s presentation and actually learned more from it.

Carla Perlas, Regional Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Parent
Carla Perlas, Regional Editor-in-Chief of The Asian Parent

Next to that was a contest for making the most creative baon using the Disney-themed cookie cutters and the high quality melamine tableware of Melawares plus the modern and stylish tableware of Urban Kitchen. My fellow blogger from the Mommy Bloggers Philippines network, Mommy Lariza Garcia of the Mom’s World of Arts and Happiness won the contest! Just look at her plate below and you’ll see why :)

Mommy Lariza's creative baon
Mommy Lariza’s creative baon

Chef Arabella Padilla, a pastry chef and Kitchen Superstar finalist, showed us how to make Oreo Cheesecake Cookies and a drink called Sweet Surrender. These were easy to follow recipes which make use of a few ingredients. Perfect for busy mommies! Chef Arabella said that she used 1:1 proportions during the demo so mommies would easily memorize the ingredients and steps without having to write it down. I have tasted her cookies and I loved it. I will make some soon and I’m sure that the kids will love them.

Yummy merienda recipes in a snap
Yummy merienda recipes in a snap


Chef Arabella pouring her freshly made Sweet Surrender on an Urban Kitchen Triangular Beverage Dispenser
Chef Ara pouring her freshly made Sweet Surrender on an Urban Kitchen Triangular Beverage Dispenser

In between the activities mentioned above, exciting prizes were given away in a series of raffles. A lot of moms won either the Melawares Starter Set or the Urban Kitchen’s Pitcher and Tumbler Set. My Mom, whom I invited to come with me to the event, and I didn’t won anything from the raffle. By the way, my Mom has been a loyal and proud owner of Melawares tableware for almost two decades. We got excited when the winner of the Elba Microwave Oven was being announced as Issa was keeping everyone at the edge of their seats by gradually revealing the identity of the winner. The lucky winner of that most coveted kitchen appliance is….not me. A giddy mommy carrying her son, rushed to the stage to claim her prize. I was not able to take note of her name for I started to fall into envy (exxag!).

Also, during the event, Melawares and Urban Kitchen had a special 10% discount for all of their products.

Colorful Urban Kitchen tumblers and beverage dispensers
Colorful Urban Kitchen tumblers and beverage dispensers


Classic tableware from Melawares
Classic tableware from Melawares
Disney-themed kiddie tableware
Disney-themed kiddie tableware

To know more about Melawares and the Urban Kitchen, visit and like them on Facebook.


Join the Summer Reading Camp

I’ve been a reader ever since I have learned how to pronounce the words written on printed matter. Growing up, my parents have nurtured my love for reading by giving me new and pre-loved books. I am also married to a man who is passionate about reading. It is only natural then to share our love for reading to our little boy. I’ve been reading to him when he was still in my womb. He is two years old now and not a day would pass without me reading a story to him. We are also glad that he has shown interests in books as he would always leaf through the pages of his favorite books and babble as if he is reading the exact text. When he is old enough, I would like to take him to read aloud events such as that of the Summer Reading Camp, an advocacy project of Lia Del Castillo’s DiksyonaryoAtbp. Read more from her PR below.

Summer Reading Camp 2015

Ready for another camping kind of day in the city, reading and listening to stories?

On its second year this summer, DIKSYONARYOATBP, a non-proft non-stock non-government organization will stage SUMMER READING CAMP in Manila (May 23) and Quezon City (May 30)!

There will be teepees set-up for the reading camp where kids can participate in any or all of the following:

READING CORNER –read all the books they want from DiksyonaryoAtbp’s mobile library

ART CORNER – unleash their inner artist by engaging in art activities related to stories read to them

STORYTELLING CORNER – listen as children’s stories come alive via The Storytelling Project team

Aside from participating in these events, parents/ children can also avail of books from National Bookstore on site, which they can donate for DiksyonaryoAtbp’s future projects or take home for themselves.

This event aims to rekindle and encourage a genuine love for reading in Filipino children, by spending one whole day doing reading related activities, ALL FOR FREE.

To register your child, please click HERE or click

The event is in partnership with The Storytelling Project, Pottly and Tubby, CanvasPH, National Bookstore and Mcdonalds.

For more inquiries, text us at 0917-5361783 or tweet us @diksyonaryoatbp.

Old Orchard Cranberry Juice for Healthy Kidneys

Being a breastfeeding mom, I do my best to avoid getting sick so I would not need to take medicines. There are medications that are safe for lactation but I want to err on the side of precaution. I still believe that prevention is better than cure. We all know that proper diet and exercise will keep illness at bay. But, with the abundance of different kinds of mouthwatering edibles, it is so hard to choose which food and beverages must we include in our “proper diet.” Fruits are definite must-haves in our daily diet. How then can we make sure that we are taking in adequate amounts of fruits every day that would be enough to keep us healthy? Let’s find out how Old Orchard Cranberry Juice can help us and keep our kidneys healthy at the same time.

Press Release
Keeping Healthy with Old Orchard Cranberry Juice

What’s in every serving of cranberry juice? Each eight-ounce serving of 100% Old Orchard Cranberry Juice counts as two servings of fruit. Did you know that the American Cancer Society recommends that you eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day? Old Orchard 100% Juices can help you meet your “Five-A-Day” goal.

Apart from getting our daily fruit intake requirement, Cranberry Juice helps prevent kidney disorder. Kidney failure is the 9th leading cause of death among Filipinos. One Filipino develops chronic renal failure every hour and there is more than 14,000 Filipino patients undergoing dialysis yearly.

Kidney 101

According to, the kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that extract waste from blood, balance body fluids, form urine, and aid in other important functions of the body. They reside against the back muscles in the upper abdominal cavity and sit opposite each other on both sides of the spine. When it comes to components of the urinary system, the kidneys are multi-talented powerhouses of activity.

Some of the core functions of the kidneys include:

Waste excretion: There are many things your body doesn’t want inside of it, and the kidneys help get rid of some of them. The kidneys filter out toxins, excess salts, and urea, a nitrogen-based waste created by cell metabolism. Urea is synthesized in the liver and transported through the blood to the kidneys for removal.

Water level balancing: As the kidneys are key in the production of urine, they react to changes in the body’s water level throughout the day. As water intake decreases, the kidneys adjust accordingly and leave water in the body instead of helping excrete it.
Blood pressure regulation: The kidneys need constant pressure to filter the blood. When it drops too low, the kidneys increase the pressure. One way is by producing a blood vessel-constricting protein (angiotensin) that also signals the body to retain sodium and water. Both the constriction and retention help restore normal blood pressure.

Red blood cell regulation: When the kidneys don’t get enough oxygen, they send out a distress call in the form of erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates the bone marrow to produce more oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

Acid regulation: As cells metabolize, they produce acids. Foods we eat can either increase the acid in our body or neutralize it. If the body is to function properly, it needs to keep a healthy balance of these chemicals. The kidneys do that, too.

Old Orchard Checklist
How Healthy is Your Urinary Tract?

Because of all of the vital functions the kidneys perform and the toxins they encounter, the kidneys are susceptible to various problems. Acute kidney failure is a condition in which the kidneys suddenly lose their ability to function properly. This can occur for many reasons, including:

• Infection
• Blood-clotting disorders
• Decreased blood flow caused by low blood pressure
• Acute tubular necrosis, or death of the tubular cells that deliver urine to the ureters
• Autoimmune kidney disorders
• Urinary tract infections
• Complications from pregnancy

Old Orchard Logo

Under the Love Your Kidney Campaign, Old Orchard aims to build awareness to the importance of drinking cranberry juice. Cranberry Juice has been proven in several studies to reduce the risk of urinary tract infections or UTI due to the proanthrocyanidin content and hippuric acid that helps prevent the bacteria from sticking to the urinary tract. Cranberry Juice is not the cure for kidney diseases, but it is a way of preventing it from happening and worsening. Cranberry Juice acts as a defense against heart disease and contains anti-cancer properties, Vitamin C and dietary fiber. It also decreases the probabilities of having dental caries.

Old Orchard is recognized as the 2nd largest frozen juice brand and 4th largest bottled juice brand in the USA. Old Orchard has a wide selection that caters to different age groups from kids to adults.

Old Orchard Fruit Juices
Old Orchard has a variety of fruit juices for every palate

Old Orchard’s variants are as follows:
1. Juice Cocktails – Cranberry, Apple Cranberry, Cranberry Raspberry and Ruby Red Grapefruit
2. 100% Juices – 100% Apple Juice and 100% Grape Juice
3. Healthy Balance Juice Cocktails – Healthy Balance Cranberry and Healthy Balance Apple Cranberry
4. Organic 100% Apple

Healthy meals paired with Old Orchard Fruit Juices

Get creative and challenge yourself with this healthy meal plan. Start your breakfast with 1 cup of steamed rice, 6 tablespoon of corned beef, 1 piece of banana, 1 cup of coffee or tea. For your morning snack, try a 1 pack of low fat yogurt and partner it with an 8oz Old Orchard Cranberry Juice Cocktail. Have your lunch with 2 parts baked chicken, 1 cup of mixed buttered vegetables, 1 cup of mashed potato and 1 piece of apple. End the day with a light but delicious dinner consisting of 2 slices of grilled tuna belly, 1 cup of eggplant ensalada, ½ cup of steamed rice and 1 piece of Kiwi fruit.

With Old Orchard Cranberry Juice in your daily balanced diet, you get to take care of your kidney while enjoying the sweet, tangy flavor of cranberries!

Old Orchard is exclusively distributed by Fly Ace Corporation. It is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.

Connect with Old Orchard at #ilovehealthyfruitjuices. Learn more at

Let’s go grab a bottle of Old Orchard fruit juices and start living healthy!

Celebrating Firsts with Pampers

We’ve been using Pampers for our little one since he was just a week old. Before that, we have tried using other brands but none of them fit snugly and meet the demands of frequent newborn wetting and pooping. Fast forward to today, our son, who is now two years old, is still a Pampers user. As a matter of fact, we have recently transitioned him into XL because the L size can no longer accommodate his growing bottom.

Pampers Invite

Being long-time Pampers users, I was thrilled to have been invited to a baby shower which was aptly titled, “Love at First Sight.” It was held last March 18 at the Active Fun Building in BGC. The venue was Pinterest-worthy having been decorated with paper pompoms, lanterns and balloons in green, blue, orange, yellow and white.

The lovely setup at the Pampers event
Very chic setup at the reception; a colorful dessert station; photos of Andi and her lovely bump

This event was a celebration of many firsts. Soon-to-be mom to her firstborn, Andi Manzano-Reyes was introduced as the new endorser of our favorite brand. Pampers Baby Dry, the brand’s newest variety of diaper, and Pampers Active Premium were unveiled, and FirstBook, a Facebook app that will help moms collate photos and videos of their baby’s many firsts, was also launched.

Firsts With Pampers
Andi talks about her pregnancy; the unveiling of Pampers Baby Dry and Pampers Premium Care Active Baby

Pampers Baby Dry promises up to 12 hours of skin dryness giving babies uninterrupted sleep that will help a lot in their development and enable them to face a new day happily, one of the benefits of having a good night sleep!

Pampers Baby Dry

Pampers Baby Dry also has stretchy tapes that will better cope with the increasingly active movements of our little ones. At the event, these tapes were stretched so hard but they didn’t tear apart.

Ultra stretchy tapes of new Pampers Baby Dry
Ultra stretchy tapes of new Pampers Baby Dry

Pampers Baby Dry also has the Magic Gel feature typical to all Pampers variants that locks in wetness thus preventing irritations and provides better sleep for our little sweethearts. I just can’t stop emphasizing how helpful Pampers is to having a healthy slumber! Just look at the little experiment below.

Diaper Experiment


A test on diaper absorbency
A test on diaper absorbency

Don’t just take my word for it. Go ahead and buy a pack of Pampers Baby Dry and try it on your baby. The many features of Pampers Baby Dry that includes soft-touch dry layer, magic gel, stretchy tapes, all-around breathability and soft cottony cover certainly brings diapers to the next level. Say hello restful evenings and cheerful mornings with Pampers Baby Dry!

Pampers Baby Dry are available sizes. Pick one that best suits your baby.

NEW Pampers Sizing    Currently Wearing    Estimated Weight
1                                                NB                                Up to 5kg
2                                                S                                    3-8kg
3                                                M                                   6-11kg
4                                                L                                    9-14kg
5                                                XL                                 12-16kg
6                                               XXL                              14+ kg

My Happy Place Called Starbucks

Starbucks is a happy place for me and my toddler. For me, it’s more than a coffee joint. It is where I get to enjoy my favorite Chocolate Chip Cream Frappuccino and at the same time, breastfeed my two-year-old conveniently. He would eventually fall asleep with the buzzing sound (of voices) of baristas and other guests as his lullaby. Having breastfed my son in public for a couple of years already, Starbucks is the only establishment that has made feel very welcome and comfortable.

Our little boy patiently waits for Mommy to get her caffeine fix.
Our little boy patiently waits for Mommy to get her caffeine fix.

One time, I visited the China Bank Paseo branch with a slightly heavy bag on one arm and an active toddler on another. I was glad to have found a spot near the counter that will make it easier for me to watch over my stuff while placing my order and carrying my little boy. After I have paid for our breakfast, a smiling barista quickly emerged from the counter and came to my side to help me bring the tray to our table. The manager also followed and gently asked me if I still need anything. I then asked for a mug of cold water which they promptly provided. We even had a little chat about my baby. These things may mean nothing to other people but these are things that moms like me appreciate greatly. I’ve been to other dining establishments before but only the people at Starbucks were able to give legendary customer service to their guests. That is how this coffee shop became my happy place.

The Marky’s Chicken Experience

Marky's Chicken

Recently, my husband and I had the pleasure of being invited to sample the menu of Marky’s Chicken from its newly opened branch in SaveMore Supermarket in Festival Mall, Alabang. Mitz Logarta-Leviste, a fellow Mommy Bloggers Philippines member, co-owns the business with her husband Mark. Now, you know where they got the name of their store :)

Marky's Chicken SaveMore Festival Mall

Dubbed as the “fried chicken ng bayan”, Marky’s Chicken, a family corporation, aims to sell to everyone who loves fried chicken. It’s a market where there are too many competitors but Mitz and Mark ventured in anyway because they said that “Chicken is high in supply and high in demand.” It’s true, indeed. Who doesn’t love friend chicken? It’s every kid’s favorite. Grown-ups are drawn to it. The current offerings of Marky’s Chicken are the result of their own research and development because they want to give  the most value-for-money fried chicken meal in the market. They have not stopped until they have achieved the perfect recipe for Marky’s.

Marky's Chicken - Fried Chicken and Soy Garlic Chicken

We have tasted the fried chicken and soy garlic varieties of Marky’s Chicken. They are available in Solo and Duo servings. They were cooked as you order and not reheated. It looks like you were just eating from your own kitchen.

Marky's Chicken - Soy Garlic Chicken

This is the Soy Garlic Duo Chicken served with rice. I love it because it has just the right amount of garlic bits on it so it won’t give a stench on your breath after. Their soy garlic chicken has the right combination of sweet and salty.

Marky's Chicken- Fried Chicken

This is Marky’s Fried Chicken Duo served with rice and gravy. They are crispy fried, well done and not smothered with too much breading. Once you take a bite, you sink your teeth right away on the chicken meat instead of munching on a thick layer of breading. Though, I think the gravy could use a little thickness to it. I would also suggest that the store provide a sturdier set of utensils to make it more convenient to eat their crispy fried chicken.

Marky's Chicken - Taste Test

Do I look excited to eat in the photo above? :) We could have tried Marky’s chicken popcorn but we ran out of time. We will drop by soon to try it. We’ll take our nephew with us next time. That kid could eat fried chicken everyday. I’m sure he will love Marky’s Chicken.

If you happen to be in the South and you’re craving for fried or soy garlic chicken, visit Marky’s Chicken in any of their branches:

  • SaveMore Supermarket, Festival Mall, Alabang
  • Convergys, Northgate, Alabang
  • SM City Sucat Hypermarket

Here is Marky’s Chicken’s menu.

Menu (Available in Solo and Duo)                                                 
Fried Chicken with Rice and Gravy
Fried Chicken with Spaghetti
Soy Garlic Chicken with Rice
Chicken Pop Rice

Pampamilya Packs  (Available in Regular and Soy Garlic)                  
Quatro (4 pcs)
6 Pack (6 pcs)
Ocho (8 pcs)
10 Pack (10 pcs)
Dosena (12 pcs)

Snacks & Extras
Chicken Popcorn  (Available in snack, regular, medium and large packs)

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