Monday, July 28, 2014

My giant Toblerone 4.5 kg bar

For a chocoholic like me, owning a giant Toblerone bar is a wish come true! I really love the creamy goodness of this Swiss chocolate.

I first saw a 4.5kg Toblerone bar during their Say it Sweeter with Toblerone promo at Toblerone gift hubs at the malls. Joined that previous promo, but I didn't have luck that time.

This time, I won in their #MakeSomeonesDay Facebook promo!

My winning entry:

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"Good Job my pretty froglet on your musical theater showcase! so proud of you!"

I gave my daughter a Toblerone bar after her performance. The "Good Job" words are perfect enough to show that I'm proud of her.

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excitement over our giant bar!
Of course, I got to share triangles with my family, and saved some for my cousins too.

A 4.5 kg bar is real!

ready for the first triangle :)
one triangle slice is so huge!

Thank you Toblerone Pilipinas for the super-sized enjoyment with this giant Toblerone bar!

Do you also want a 4.5 kg Toblerone bar?

You can still join their weekly contest. There's even a grand prize where you can get to win a trip to Switzerland! Join the contest HERE!



I always loved Toblerone bars!
It gave me sweet memories, happy moments and unforgettable times.
Somehow, snippets of my life stories are written in those unique triangle bars.
Something significant and memorable.
Toblerone bar, you will always be part of my lifetime happiness!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Philippine Holidays List 2015

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Regular Holidays, Special Non-working Days and Special Holidays for year 2015 had been declared by MalacaƱang Palace.

Mark your calendars! Here's the offiial list of nationwide holidays for 2015:

Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day - January 1 (Thursday)
Maundy Thursday - April 2
Good Friday - April 3
Araw ng Kagitingan - April 9 (Thursday)
Labor Day - May 1 (Friday)
Independence Day - June 12 (Friday)
National Heroes Day - August 31 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day - November 30 (Monday)
Christmas Day - December 25 (Friday)
Rizal Day - December 30 (Wednesday)

Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year - February 19 (Thursday)
Black Saturday - April 4
Ninoy Aquino Day - August 21 (Friday)
All Saints Day - 1 November 1 (Sunday)
Additional special (non-working) days - January 2 (Friday) and
December 24 (Thursday)
Last Day of the Year - December 31 (Thursday)

Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary - February 25 (Wednesday)

Source: Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014:

#walangpasok #‎HolidaysPH‬
Time to plan ahead. We'll be enjoying 8 long weekends in 2015!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Instincts and soulful connection

"Intuition is seeing with the soul." - Dean Koontz
Just writing and sharing my thoughts in free verse.... something that I miss doing.

For today.
My intuition does make sense.
Contemplating between pinkish red or blue violet,
The latter won.

A thought flashes thru while on the way.
Dismissed thinking it was senseless,
Suddenly it became real.

My hunches were true!
Or was it nudges?
Destined to be?
Or the universe heard my subconscious?

How weird the world works.
That fleeting moment.
Not expecting anything or simply avoiding.

Just remained to be cool strangers or perhaps acquaintances.
What's on your mind?
Mine remains but wanting to know.
Oh well, leave it there.

Voices that doesn't' use words but speak.
Or that soulful connection,
Only hearts can understand.

Of that same place somewhere.
What seemed like a last savory remained to linger.

A day to be remembered.
Now, eyes meeting when things had changed.
Smiles of acknowledgement and nothing more.

All these and realizations.
Simply fragments of time.
When intuitive abilities became powerful.

Like a behind-the-scene-thing that gets played out.
Not wanting nor expecting but gets real.
Something hard to describe or explain.
They do not come often, but they do come.

#innersense #soreal

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BDJ June 2014 Benefit cosmetics box

The universe heard my heart's desire!

This June 2014, I got my first-ever Belle De Jour Beauty Box. I got impressed with the lovely packaging. Totally cute and charming, right?

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so gorgeous :)

Opening the box filled my day with such delight. It's an exclusive Benefit cosmetics box!

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I've been reading and hearing rave reviews Benefits cosmetics brand. But, I was oblivious to the experience. Well, I wanted to own it, but budget doesn't permit me from doing so. And with the several Benefit products to choose from, I'm having a hard time which one to purchase. Well, Benefit is a pricey brand, that's why.

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exclusive Benefit cosmetics!
I'm so thrilled with my Belle De Jour Beauty Box! Here's what inside:

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love all these Benefit cosmetics deluxe samples :)
  • It’s Potent Eye Cream (14.2 ml Php 1800)- helps get rid of dark circles for that brighter, younger-looking eyes.
  • Benefit Benetint (12.5 ml Php 1,700) - the popular rose-tinted lips and cheek tint
  • Benefit Lollitint (12.5 ml Php 1,700) - in long-wearing candy-orchid tint for that natural, rosy glow
  • Benefit Fake Up Concealer (3.5g Php 1,600) - a "crease-control concealer" that hides dark circles and diffuses fine lines for a smooth and natural look
  • Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer (15.5 g Php 1900) -an instant PRO-long primer that locks foundation for 15 flawless hours
  • Benefit Big Easy BB Cream (35 ml Php 2,000) - a multi-balancing complexion perfector that even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.
  • Benefit Professional PRO Balm, two 3 ml tubes (22 ml Php 1600)- a lightweight balm that gives translucent pore coverage to achieve smoother-than-smooth skin.
Plus, vouchers (valid until July 31):
  • 1 Free Makeupper
  • 1 Brow service (for only Php 300.00 with any product purchase)

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vouchers and be beautiful stickers :)
#JuneBDJBox #BDJBox

Now, I can have my own experiences with Benefit. The BDJ box came right in time to help women in the transition from sunny to rainy days.

Having this box is worth it. It only costs Php 580. With all these treasure, I can get to try amazing Benefit products. The products might not be in full-sizes, but for me, it's better to start with deluxe samples to see what I need most and what works for me best rather than buying them all in full-sizes.

No wonder why BDJ boxes sold out fast.

As what this BDJ box says, "let the beauty begin!" So if you want to get your dose of beauty box surprise, subscribe to BDJ box.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Daughter's opinion in Total Girl magazine June 2014

My daughter is 10 and she has her own points-of-view about life.
Her thoughts and opinions are something I will always respect.

Total Girl Magazine
Taylor Swift cover - my daughter is a fan too! :)
She shared her thoughts about school achievements on this month's issue of Total Girl magazine. It's her favorite magazine, a magazine that she's been reading since she was 4 years old.

The topic is: Is it important to be included in the honor roll - yes or no?

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Pge 46 - Girl Talk Star Student Manual
 Her answers remained firm. She gave lengthy explanations, but of course, it got edited to fit the word/page requirement.

Read what she has to say:

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Behind the scene photos:

seriously writing her opinion

Total Girl Magazine photoshoot
smiles for the camera

I am simply a supportive mom, and this is just one of her achievements that I am proud of!