Monday, October 21, 2013

Win a Legoland Malaysia Adventure Family Vacation

How does a Legoland Malaysia Adventure sound? I know my kids would be thrilled to visit Legoland Malaysia and enjoy a day of fun and adventures.

Legoland Malaysia Adventure Family Vacation Raffle Promo

Want to win an amazing family vacation to Legoland Malaysia?

Now, you can treat your family to an out-of-the-country vacation. Join the Legoland Malaysia Adventure Raffle Promo! Mercury Drug Corporation, in partnership with Mead Johnson Nutrition Philippines, gives you and your family a chance to win that well-deserved, dream vacation to Legoland Malaysia!

This is your ticket to an ultimate family adventure! It's the perfect time to learn, create memories and bond over fun, new experiences.

How to Join?
Joining is very simple - just submit a photo of the receipt of your purchase of any participating Mead Johnson products (Enfagrow, Enfakid or Lactum 3+/6+) from any Mercury Drug branches nationwide

Participating Mead Johnson products: Lactum 3+, Lactum 6+, Enfakid A+ and Enfagrow A+ Kid in 900G, 1.2 KG, 1.6 KG or 1.8 KG.

You can submit as many entries as you can to increase your chances of winning. A raffle entry will be determined per participating product purchased. All winners will be selected via electronic raffle.

Prizes are as follows:
60 weekly winners of Mercury Drug Gift Certificates (5 winners weekly)
30 monthly winners of iPad Minis (10 winners monthly)
ONE GRAND WINNER of a Legoland Malaysia family vacation for 4 (to be drawn on January 08, 2014)

Participants must be parents or guardians of kids between 37 months to 10 years old, and must LIKE the Mercury Drug Facebook page - along with any of the Mead Johnson Facebook pages: Lactum Philippines - or Enfalearn Philippines.

To join the raffle promo, visit:

Hurry! Legoland Malaysia awaits!

Promo Period: October 7, 2013 - December 31, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Driving Through Life: Rev Up Your Ride with Foton

A well-lived life is like driving a car.

My journey through life has been a long and winding road. It had taken me past several mile markers. There were smooth, straight and rough paths... days when I live life in the fast lane, and days when I take it real slow. Times when I have to watch the dial on the dashboard slowly failing until it reaches empty. Yet, mustering to fill it back up with what I have left.

Yes, I keep on going. One stop after the other, one turn in another. I make a choice to speed up, slow down, swerve, and avoid the traffic, just so I can continue on my path. Not just for me, but more importantly, for my kids and my family.

As I keep my focus on the road ahead to reach my destination, I continue to make turns and make minor adjustments along the way.

Behind the Wheel

Every time I step on the car, I remember the importance of looking at the rear view mirror. It's like reflecting on where I've been, checking who may be behind or how I reach where I am now. That fleeting glance gives me a perspective that behind me is the past and the future lies ahead.

Still, what's in front of me might not always be bliss, but I remain optimistic. I am certain that if I try to drive in reverse, I would experience an inescapable crash. Looking in the rear view once in a while helps, but I never let my eyes linger for so long for fear that I might miss the curves ahead.

Keep Driving.

There are lots of different roads to take, but I always have to choose the right path. I learned to detour and make a U-turn. Every journey makes life worthwhile.

Yes, I don't have to stay on the road I am currently on. I can change gears and continue to adapt. It proves one thing - that I am willing to embrace and drive in a different direction anytime - to a greater road ahead, and even behind a new wheel.

Life is a highway, and I'm always ready to drive!

Driving a Futon

Now, it's time to answer the question - "Why would I swap our old car for a Foton?" 

Some things are never meant to last. It’s time to gear up and embrace those changes, just what it has always been. Living with a Futon is more than the realization of a dream, it is the fullfilment of our family's ultimate need.

A woman in her Futon is a beautiful thing! This would make me feel more powerful while on the road. It projects an undeniable presence giving me a better driving view and command on the road.

On the intersection.
I have a choice between the Thunder or the new View Traveller van - which is yet to be unveiled at the Foton Big Show on October 25 to 27. Better watch out for that!

For this moment, let me choose the Thunder.

Let the Foton Thunder be my King and I will ultimately be the Queen!

The maneuverability, spacious rear seating and the incredibly comfortable driver's seat will give me that certain cachet as I drive that dependable and powerful vehicle. I can be behind the wheel feeling powerful and up tall! Or be its passenger feeling safe and comfortable!

This would be a family vehicle that can accommodate the many different roles I play in life - wife, parent, professional, friend, adventurer, and a lot more.

I can drive a Foton and still be a lady in every sense of the word!

I want a Futon to navigate safely through traffic and reach our destinations. How great it would be to see what's coming towards me for I'm looking through the big windshield in front of me. Not only is it capable of hauling everything, it is the perfect weekend adventure and getaway vehicle.

Outstanding design, cost-efficiency, functionality and family-friendliness, makes it a winner in every sense. Added to this is its dominating aura that somehow elevates innovation and transforms reality. While it looks tough and modern from the outside, its interiors simplicity is not over-bearing.

Its powerful Cummins-sourced 2.8L CRDi diesel engine 160HP equals great performance. Its dual front airbags and anti-lock brakes will keep us safe. This would allow me to handle the rough living conditions on the road with strength and quiet confidence.

Simply put, I just have to roar away with that THUNDER!

Why choose the new Futon View Traveller van? 

Ever since I got married, we've been on the move - from Makati, Mandaluyong, Pasig up to Cainta - as to where our next place would be, I have no idea yet.

Grateful enough that through those years, our family car and SUV made our daily journey more convenient. Still, moving all our stuff from one place to another is always challenging. It took us numerous trips to transport our things.

Yes, I drive with a purpose in mind. Our family do what we love most - from buying furniture to bringing the whole family along on getaways. The large and spacious interior makes it all possible.

Aside from that, the kids are growing and our family is getting bigger! The wide and spacious interior, plus the comfort and safety is definitely a big plus. Now, our family can enjoy riding together in one big van! Gas savings and the moment of togetherness it would bring are beyond compare.

Drive through Life like a Futon

It's time to own a Futon!

Changes doesn't always mean starting anew, sometimes it also means continuing my journey through life. I have choices but I know with Futon, my life would keep on running smoothly and efficiently as possible.

I am ready to accelerate. This would keep me on my journey, but this time, with renewed vigor, strength and enthusiasm. And definitely more exciting!

With Futon, I can drive with all my might... way beyond borders!

Foton Big Show 2013 Grand Launch

See this for yourself!

Join Foton’s Big Show 2013′s Grand Launch at the World Trade Center on October 25 and witness the launching of the new Foton View Traveller, and also groove with the FOTON Dancing Wheel Loader, which is the first in the Philippines. Get a chance to trade-in your old vehicles from October 26 to 27 avail of BIG DISCOUNTS and BIG REWARDS when purchasing FOTON vehicles at the event. Receive amazing giveaways just for coming and you get even more when you test drive our passenger vehicles or attend our forums and trainings. No entrance fee!

I encourage you to go out there, do a test drive to appreciate the strength, revel in its features and understand the practicality and the versatility of Foton vehicles.

Register here:

Go ahead, don't miss this great show!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Jollibee Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ and Thor's Hammer

Have you tried Jollibee's Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ already?

Jollibee-Cheesy Bacon-Mushroom Champ_Thor-hammer
special Thor packaging
We had our first bite last night when hubby bought this burger home.

It's a Champ! No wonder that the beef patty is 1/3 pound! Love that it's loaded with crispy bacon strips, mushroom and generous amount of melted cheese sauce.

Jollibee Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ

This burger travelled for more than an hour before it reaches our mouth! Reason why the cheese drifted to the sides and the bacon doesn't look like it's still crispy. :)

But this is really a yummy and Thor-riffic offer by Jollibee! My hubby gets to buy this Thor Mjolnir USB Flash Drive for only Php 95. It's Thor's hammer and 1 GB USB storage device in one!

Thor's hammer! Cute collection
this USB works!

I wonder if foodies, Marvel fans and Thor fanatics would line up and grab this Thor-riffic treat by Jollibee. It might be sold out soon.

Give yourself a treat! Grab this Cheesy Bacon Mushroom Champ for Php 129.00 or for Php 165.00 (with drinks and fries).

This is perfect in time for the movie Thor 2: The Dark World which will open in theaters on October 30, 2013.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pharmaton Treat: Gravity in 3D Movie and Bubba Gump Dinner

Unstoppable! It was indeed a night filled with unstoppable treats - from dinner, drinks, photobooth, Pharmaton giveaways and more.

Lucky, I was among the winners who got to enjoy this Cinexclusive Treat from Pharmaton PH. I invited mama and hubby to come along.


We were treated to a dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. at Greenbelt 3. The restaurant was  filled with memorabilia from the movie Forrest Gump.

We had a full meal. Dessert served with cream and vanilla ice cream, and a cup of coffee with chocolate chip cookies followed afterwards.

This was filling!

my dessert!
If you have a budget, treat yourself and your family for a sumptuous meal at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co and try all their shrimp dishes.

Dinner was followed by an exclusive movie screening of the movie "Gravity" in 3D starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Go watch the movie Gravity!

For me, this movie explores important lessons in life - letting go when you have to, facing your fears, not giving up when the odds are against you; and embracing your faith. In those difficult moments, we can discover our true strength. It reminds me not to let life slip away!

That's my Chimara popcorn... it's good for health-conscious people :)
Inside the theater, we enjoyed the complimentary popcorn from Chimara Neo-Vegan Cafe and water/ice tea. 

The night doesn't stop there!

We head back to  Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. to enjoy the free cocktails.


And here's our own movie poster!

with Derek
Thank you Pharmaton PH for the Unstoppable Treat!

"To restore physical efficiency and to comabt fatigue, take Pharmaton capsules."

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Philippine Holidays 2014 Official List

Palace releases the official list of Philippine Holidays for year 2014.

Even if I work online and I seldom enjoy these days, I still look forward to these holidays. Here's the much anticipated list of Regular holidays, Special non-working days and Special holidays

Official Philippine Holidays for 2014 (Read Proclamation No. 655)

A. Regular Holidays

New Year’s Day – January 1 (Wednesday)
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Wednesday)
Maundy Thursday – April 17
Good Friday – April 18
Labor Day – May 1 (Thursday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Thursday)
National Heroes Day – August 25 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Sunday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Thursday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Tuesday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days

Chinese New Year – January 31 (Friday)
Black Saturday – April 19
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Thursday)
All Saints Day – November 1 (Saturday)
Additional special (non-working) days) – December 24 (Wednesday), December 26 (Friday) and December 31 (Wednesday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)

EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Tuesday)

Save these dates and mark your calendars! There are four long weekends to enjoy next year!