Watch Your Favorite Disney Stars LIVE in Disney on Ice

We have waited for so long to have the chance to watch the amazing Disney on Ice! A big thanks to GOD for sending us a blessing – my family and I will soon witness the magical performance of our favorite Disney characters at Big Dome :)

This will be the perfect gift for your family, especially for the kids. Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming show.

PRESS RELEASE:

The touring show that enchanted audiences from across the globe is back with yet again another exciting run of Disney On Ice at the Big Dome.

Starting December 25 until January 3, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will feature magical moments from across the kingdom with a superstar lineup of Disney royalty.

Characters

See your favorite Disney characters from The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and for the first time ever – the Academy Award® winning and number one animated film of all time Frozen.

“This year’s Disney On Ice is truly magical with Disney properties that are packed with heart and personality. We have princesses that are exuberant and strong-willed, but we’ve also expanded the roles of spirited supporting characters, so that they’re more prominent in the show,” says Producer Nicole Feld.

Expect a spectacular production filled with adventurous and comical segments shared by well-loved Disney princesses Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, and never-before-seen characters Anna and Elsa!

“We are taking a fresh new spin on how we’re presenting the Disney stories. We are weaving together the four worlds of royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel as they each embark on their own epic journey,” says Producer Juliette Feld.

Sing and dance to popular Disney tunes with interactive and playful segments for kids to be led by Disney superstars Mickey and Minnie.

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Also join Anna as she fearlessly sets off on an epic journey, together with Kristoff and reindeer Sven, to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in perpetual winter.

Dazzling costume designs, spectacular set elements, and jaw-dropping stunts are also what make this year’s show even more exhilarating.

In Beauty and the Beast’s “Be Our Guest,” the theatrical elements of the glitzy napkins and silverware costumes will astound audiences. “The costumes are designed to emphasize the overwhelming amount of table décor that appears in the movie. The napkins unfold to increase their size and the forks tower over the heads of the performers. This is a big moment for Belle; the costumes need to reflect that,” says Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom.

Moreover, lighting plays a crucial role in giving the overall production a truly magical feel.

“The colors really pull you into the different worlds of the princesses, but it’s how the lights are arranged that command your attention when the characters are performing their acts. For example, when the Daughters of Triton are introduced, the lighting individually highlights each of them. Your eyes follow the spotlights,” says Lighting Designer Sam Doty.

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival features an astounding display of creativity and talent, with spellbinding Disney stories we have all come to enjoy and love! Buy your tickets early and visit TicketNet website or call 911-5555 for more details.

Photos were grabbed from the Mommy Bloggers Philippines website.

Keep Your Weight in Check with RedoXfat

With all the Christmas gatherings that each of us go to, it is really hard to say no to second helpings! Hosts make an effort to prepare extra special dishes for their guests to savor and enjoy. Most of us are letting go of counting our calorie intake so we can enjoy the celebration of the holidays with our loved ones and people whom we care about. It’s a good thing that RedoXfat is here to help us out. Read the press release below to find out how.

PRESS RELEASE
It’s already yuletide season and aside from all the holiday gifts that people are too excited to receive, there is one more thing that makes them thrilled and giddy up: the seemingly endless food feast. Christmas parties, Noche Buena, Simbang Gabi food trips and Media Noche—all these complete our holiday celebration. But if you’re worrying about gaining weight, you can always give in because there’s REdoXfat to help you out.

RedoXfatRedoXfat is a weight-loss food supplement which contains 350 mg of Green Tea Extract and 150 mg of L-Carnitine. RedoXfat’s component, L-Carnitine, is known to be effective in weight loss as it transforms the fatty acids in the body into sources of energy, thereby fueling you enough for the day. Meanwhile, RedoXfat is also equipped with Green Tea Extract which, aside from its fat-burning quality, it is also known to be an effective antioxidant as it is 200x more potent than Vitamin E in fighting free radicals in the body.

RedoXfat lowers (fats) and helps increase energy which results to burning fat fast for speedier results. RedoXfat also helps in strengthening our muscles for easier physical activities, cleansing and detoxifying our body, reducing stress levels, boosting of our immune system, and improves digestion.

RedoXfat is SRP P16.00 per capsule, available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. Slim down, chin up with RedoXfat.

Advent Calendar Gifts for My Toddler

We only have 5 days to go before Christmas!!! It’s my favorite and most anticipated celebration of all time – remembering the birth of Jesus and God’s unconditional love for all of us. Getting together with people who are dear to me makes this season joyful and memorable. It has become a tradition for me.

Part of our Christmas traditions is setting up an Advent Calendar every year for my little boy. I have previously shared on Facebook our Advent setup for 2015 and how my son happily anticipates the opening of his small treats and gamely poses on our Christmas nook without the need for coaxing. It has become more exciting this year because Louiji already knows how to read numbers which enables him to identify which package to pluck from our garland.

Louijipickinghisgiftfromthegarland

For this year’s Advent Calendar, I am glad to have plenty of options for the fillers. Check out the list of goodies that I have wrapped with love for my Sweetie Pie!

  1. Vita Cubes Fruit Flavored Jelly Candies – We can’t get enough of these vitamin-fortified jelly cubies! They are not too sweet and has not caused sore throat (so far!) for my little boy even as he munched on more than one cube at a time. These yummy jellies are enriched with Lysine, Zinc, Vitamins A, B, C, and E. Vita Cubes are easy on the budget, too. The 50-gram pack, which has all the five different flavors in it (orange, mango, grape, strawberry, and apple) costs only Php12. You can even buy the piso pack (individually wrapped jellies) from the nearby sari-sari store.

Vita Cubes Fruit Flavored Jelly Candies

2. Mickey Mouse Kiddie Toothbrush – With all the sweet treats that he is consuming, I must ensure that his milk teeth are well taken cared of.  And since this oral health partner comes in his favorite character, my son would be happy to have it.

3. Munchkin Microwave-safe Colored Bowls – I was giddy to have found those bowls at the Baby Company store in Southmall that I immediately grabbed a set for my son. Munchkin is one of the baby and kiddie stuff brands that I trust for its quality. The fish design on the outer part of the bowls is a bonus for my fish-loving tot.

4. Arts and Crafts Materials – I have bought a few cute stuff from the bookstore such as sea creatures-inspired pencils, colored glue, and sponge stamps that we can use on our creativity sessions.

5. Villa Del Conte Praline Sticks in Dark Chocolate with Min Cream Filling – Don’t worry, I have closely monitored his consumption of these delectable goodies. It’s a good thing that he already knows how to share and he gave some to me and his Dad :)

6. Sando, Short Pants and Jammies – I was able to score good quality and affordable clothes from the recent St James Bazaar and was able to find designs that suit my toddler’s preferences.

7. Marshmallows – Okay, another sweet treat! It my boy’s favorite though we seldom get some for him and we make sure that he eats them in moderation.

8. Trail Mix – He enjoyed munching on the peanuts, cashews, almonds, chocolate chips, and raisins. Actually, he picked almost all the raisins in the foil pack. He began to develop a liking for these dried fruits when he saw me eat a handful of raisins for dessert.

9. Chocolate Coated Cookies

10. Gummy Worms

There you have it! Those were the goodies that I have curated for my boy’s 2015 Advent Calendar. You may want to include them as options for your giveaways for the kids.

What are your ideas for your own Advent Calendar? Please share with us in the comments :)

Our Very First Family Movie Date

November 27, 2015 marked our first ever family movie date :) I believed that our boy is ready to watch movies on the big screen. We have chosen The Good Dinosaur, since he is fond of dinosaurs, as his first big screen treat. For his first time, we opted to watch at the Commercenter Alabang to make viewing as comfortable as possible for our little boy.

In the photo above, Louiji posed by the glistening Christmas trees at the activity center.

We got tickets for the last full show before having dinner at our favorite 24-hour Filipino restaurant, the Coco Hut.

Coco Hut - 27 Nov 2015

After enjoying a hearty meal, we crossed the street to go to McDonald’s. My husband and I enjoyed a warm cup of brewed coffee while our son munched on his fries and played with his new Happy Meal toy.

We got back at Commercenter 15 minutes before the screening time. When we got inside the theater, our little boy wouldn’t sit still and asked for ‘karga’. That was because an animated short film, with scenes that are a bit scary for his age, was on. While carrying him as we stood by the aisle, I whispered gently that those are only drawings with colorful lights on them. I kept explaining what we are seeing on screen for the first five minutes of The Good Dinosaur. He felt at ease and became comfortable with everything so we got back to our seats and enjoyed the movie. There was a time when he giggled and imitated the roaring sounds of the dinosaurs from the film :)

Louiji was up until the rolling credits

The latter part of the movie was around our toddler’s bedtime. There were instances when he asked for milkmilk and was about to get in breastfeeding position but he would sit up straight whenever he hears that the next scene would be exciting. I was expecting him to doze off at the end of the movie but he was wide awake up until the credits rolled in.

It was truly a delightful experience and another milestone for our family. I will forever treasure such moments where we spend quality time with each other and make wonderful memories together!

Family and Staycations

My family loves staycations! We are especially fond of checking out the best deals that hotels can offer so we get to enjoy our mini-vacation without breaking the bank. What we love about staycations is that we get to relax, savor different dishes at the buffet, and have fun as a family without having the need to travel for two hours and more. If you haven’t tried it yet, go ahead and plan a staycation soon for you and your loved ones!  The Linden Suites has the perfect offer for a quick getaway that you can take advantage of this December. Check out the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE

With the many hotels in the metro, The Linden Suites stands out as being one that offers business or leisure travelers world class accommodations and notable service. The elegance and functionality of one of the top hotels in Pasig City is known for having spacious guestrooms.

Currently having 12 types of suites (Deluxe Room, One Bedroom Suites, Two Bedroom Suites, Three Bedroom Suites, and Penthouse Suites), guests also have recreation, dining and health facilities for a well rounded and relaxing stay.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast; all day dining and room service, function spaces that can accommodate small and medium size groups are also available for business meetings and social events.

The Linden Suites is continuously enhancing its facilities such as with the newly refurbished suites complete with kitchen facilities, posh lobby, indoor heated swimming pool and more.

Located in Ortigas Center, major shopping malls and other leisure establishments are easily accessible.

Their in house dine establishment, Mesclun Restaurant And Café offers world-class international cuisine. Ideal for business breakfasts, lunch meetings, work dinners and family gatherings.

Guests can unwind at The Linden Suites Health Club which has a fully equipped gym, temperature-controlled indoor pool, jacuzzi hot tub, and a sauna and spa massage.

This holiday season The Linden Suites is offering you the Suite-est Holiday with these special rates.

The Linden Suites

Website: http://lindensuites.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LindenSuites/
Trip Advisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Hotel_Review-g298453-d1199124-Reviews-The_Linden_Suites-Pasig_Metro_Manila_Luzon.html

The Linden Suites

37 San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center,
Pasig City 1600, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (63 2) 638 7878
Fax: (63 2) 638 7877 | (63 2) 631 6547
Sales@Lindensuites.Com
Reservations@Lindensuites.Com

Goodbye PMS!

I hate it when PMS strikes. PMS has a knack for messing up our days. It’s a good thing that we can safely get over it. Read the press release below for ATC Evening Primrose to find out how.

PRESS RELEASE

ATC Evening Primrose. No More PMS Worries!

ATC Evening Primrose Softgel Capsules

At some point in your life, you will meet a woman who snaps irrationally, craves uncontrollably and shops like mad, once in every month. This usually happens a week or two before their period and the science behind it – premenstrual syndrome or PMS. Study suggests that for 1 in 20 women, PMS is intense enough to cause disruption to the quality of their life, resulting to misunderstanding with their loved ones. Though PMS can sometimes be mistaken with anxiety or depression, it can be identified by its symptoms such as mood swings, loss of confidence, being emotional and irritable. What makes this worse is that women also undergo physical struggles such as headaches, migraines, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness and even asthma. PMS may be a monthly battle women learned to live with but you can always look for back up – ATC Evening Primrose. ATC Evening Primrose relieves premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and breast tenderness associated with the menstrual cycle. ATC Evening Primrose also helps alleviate hot flashes caused by menopause and reduces symptoms of eczema and dermatitis. Also, be reminded that ATC Evening Primrose is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

Let go of your PMS worries with ATC Evening Primrose. ATC Evening Primrose is recommended to be taken one capsule a day, preferably with warm water. ATC Evening Primrose is available at Mercury Drug and all leading drugstores nationwide for SRP P6.00 per soft gel capsule. ATC Evening Primrose, the supplement for women.

 

Why Use ATC Healthcare’s Garlic Oil Softgels?

We may all see garlic as just an ingredient for making our dishes aromatic and flavorful. Garlic is more than that. It’s a great health supplement that has a lot of benefits. Just check out the press release below about the ATC Garlic Oil Softgels.

PRESS RELEASE

SPICE UP YOUR HEART
Garlic, one of the most abundant perennial plant in the Philippines is commonly known as a sauté spice. As it is available year round in the Philippines, we often take it for granted. What we don’t know is that garlic has numerous benefits for our health. One of this is that garlic is known to spice up our heart.

Garlic is known to reduce blood pressure or hypertension. It has long been used to alleviate this said disease. One problem is that the traditional way of using garlic as hypertension medicine can be a bit of a hassle and time consuming. Good thing, ATC Healthcare, our trusted life ally, made a compact capsule that contains Garlic Oil that can be used to alleviate hypertension – the ATC Garlic Oil.

ATC Garlic Oil Softgel Capsules

ATC Garlic Oil helps prevent hypertension and heart disease by regulating cholesterol and sugar levels in the body. It can also relieve cold and flu symptoms, assist in the management of mild upper respiratory infection, strengthen the immune system and lower density lipoproteins and blood pressure. Note that, ATC Garlic Oil is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. ATC Garlic Oil, Mabisang Aksyon kontra Altapresyon

For an affordable price of SRP P4.50 per capsule, ATC Garlic Oil can help you spice up your heart health. ATC Garlic Oil is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Like the official FB page of ATC Garlic Oil (https://www.facebook.com/ATCGarlicOil) to know more about it and get a chance to win special prizes by joining their monthly promos.

Grand Yard ( Ukay-Ukay) Pre-Holiday Bazaar Part 12

If you are the queen of bargains, you should go and check out the upcoming Grand Yard (Ukay-Ukay) Pre-Holiday Bazaar (Part 12)! This yearly Grand Yard Sale will take place on November 30, 2015, Monday (Bonifacio Day), from 9AM to 5PM at the NIA Village Basketball Covered Court, Pantabangan St. NIA Village, Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Get the best deals on  pre-loved items such as clothes,  housewares, kitchenwares and furnitures. You will also find pre-loved stuff for babies like stroller, shoes, crib and a whole lot more. There are also food stalls where you can buy yummy treats and snacks to fill your tummy or take home as pasalubong.

The Grand Yard (Ukay-Ukay)  Pre-Holiday Bazaar Sale

 

If you’re not that into shopping, you can partake in the pocket activities that will take place on the same venue. There will be a Zumba fitness class, health and wellness booths, Sagip Buhay kiosk, exhibit fair, entertainment, raffle and games.

Create Ideas Event, the organizer of this annual Grand Yard Sale, is proud to have partnered with SMART, Waters Philippines, Star Music, Herbal Life and When In Manila for this year’s bazaar.

For more details, get in touch with Acee via:

Email Address: inquiry.createideas@gmail.com / createideasevent@gmail.com      
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreateIdeasEvent/
IG: CreateIdeasEvent
Twitter: EventCreate


Doña Elena World Pasta Month

October was a pretty busy month for me. It was a month full of birthday celebrations and special events. One of them was the Doña Elena World Pasta Month that I went to with my sister and our kids. The Doña Elena World Pasta Month was a success with their partnership with several media outlets including our group Mommy Bloggers Philippines.

 

Mommy Bloggers at the Al Dente Pasta Festa
Mommy Bloggers at the Al Dente Pasta Festa

 

The great setup of the stage for the cook-off
The great setup of the stage for the cook-off

 

Al Dente Pasta Festa Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Italian Embassy Deputy Consul Mr. Fabio Furlotti and the executives of Fly Ace Corp.

When we got there, the atrium of the Mall of Asia was already jampacked with pasta lovers, most of them came with their families. The venue, which was set up to look like an Italian food fair, had several pocket activities that featured products from Al Dente, Fly Ace Corporation and from the other partner brands.  Jho and I tried to line up to have our share of the Pasta Alla Carbonara and Tomato Basil Penne Al Dente pasta meal but we decided against it for the queue was too long. We just went around and visited the other booths.

Al Dente Pasta

That little cutie in the photo above is my constant event buddy! He was in a very good mood all through the day and even said hi to the lady at the Corelle booth. Behind him are shelves of Al Dente pasta and Doña Elena products. I’ve been using the Al Dente fettuccine, penne rigate and lasagna as well the Doña Elena whole peeled tomatoes to prepare sumptuous meals for my family. I love that Al Dente pasta are easier to cook (no need to add oil!), are firm to the bite and absorbs sauces well. Check out the next three photos to find out how these 100% durum wheat semolina pasta are being made.

How is pasta made?

How is pasta made? Step 2

How is pasta made? Step 3

Masflex was one of the brands at the festa. The brand showcased their selection of cookware and knives.

Masflex Non-Stick Pans

I’d love to have that frying pan from the Masflex Marble Series. I’m sure that it will take cooking to a new level. They look quite heavy, though.

Masflex Marble Pan

Masflex Cookware and Knives

Tecnogas, an Italian manufacturer of home cooking applicances, exhibited their top-of-the-line cookers and ovens. Someday, I would have my brand new cooker and oven :)

Tecnogas Gas Range

Gloria Jean’s was also there and treated guests to a cup of freshly brewed coffee. This coffee shop brings fond memories for it is where I use to hang out with my longtime buddies and it has also become a date place for me and my hubby.

Did you know that May is really a sparkling juice and not wine? But it tastes like wine! Hubby and I have been enjoying the 100% Sparkling Red Grape Juice on several ocassions long before I got acquainted with Fly Ace and their products. It’s perfect for breastfeeding moms like me who wanted to enjoy down time with the hubby without compromising the milk that I give to our (big) baby :) I had a sample of the White Grape variety and it tastes sweeter than the red one.

Corelle is a prime brand of dinnerware that has been around for quite some time already. We’ve been using Corelle plates at home, hand-me-downs from my mother-in-law, and they are really very durable and elegant. For that, I use our Corelle plates to add style to my food photos :) I’d love to have my own set of Corelle plates in the future. Will definitely include that in my prayer list!

Corelle Dinnerware

I’m looking forward to attending the Al Dente Pasta Festa next year and hope that I can finish it until the end. I was not able to stay longer and witness the cook-off for it was almost nap time already. I try to avoid triggering crankiness when we’re out and Daddy is not with us. I’m sure everyone had a lovely time at the festa, too! Have you been there, too? Please share your experience at the comments below :)

Toothache-free Yummy Treats

The last week of October is always filled with Halloween events where adults shower the kiddies with sweet treats. I was guilty of doing just that until I became a Mom to a toddler who got interested in participating in such festivities. There is no way that I will let his pearly whites subjected to too much consumption of sweets.

It’s a good thing that we now have Vita Cubes in the market. It’s one of the many products of Rebisco, the maker of biscuits that we have come to love while growing up. These jelly candies are not too sweet and they are fortified with vitamins and minerals. I need not worry when my little boy gets a handful of Vita Cubes from his stash. He just loves chewing on its different flavors – orange, strawberry, apple, grape and mango.

Vita Cubes Fruit Flavored Jelly Candies

For this season, consider giving out Vita Cubes for the little ones. It’s a healthier alternative to hard, toothache causing candies. Check out Rebisco’s cupcakes, wafers and shortcakes that you may add to the loot bags that you are about to give out. See how happy our little boy was upon seeing his goodies!

Happy toddler

Thank you so much Rebisco and Mommy Bloggers Philippines for our yummy treats! :)