Monday, July 26, 2010

Learn, Save and Enjoy With Private Iris

My kids have varied interests, but they both love books, comic books and magazines. Aside from their monthly magazine subscriptions, a week won't be complete without a trip to the bookstore. They are looking forward to the day when they can buy "lots of books!" Sooner, their little corner at home would start to look like a mini-library.

Private Iris would be a great addition to their reading materials! I'm thrilled to know that by unanimous decision I've WON a 12-issue subscription of Private Iris from Manilamommy's Giveaway! The gift certificate from the Picture Company is also an added bonus.

I've simply answered the question: In what aspects do you encourage your child to be unique and different, and in what aspects do you encourage your child to follow others’ examples?

Here's my winning answer:

Thanks to Mommymanila and Private Iris for this great giveway!

Private Iris is a detective comic book where mystery stories and lessons are embedded in each story. It's a good comic book for the youth today as it centers on the theme about money management In addition, each issue of Private Iris comes with a Sparx code, worth P100. Sparx is about guaranteed savings - it's a "smarter version of the piggy bank.”Cool, huh?!

Now, my kids can learn, enjoy and even save with Private Iris!

Here's another good Subscription Promo from Private Iris. Just subscribe and get a chance to get the following goodies with your subscription:

+ The first 12 subscribers of 12 issues of Private Iris will get a Picture Company GC worth 2,500
+ The first 6 subscribers of 6 issues will get Free Unlimited Play Gift Certificates from Active Play.

You can even get discounts even if you're not the first 12 or first 6 to subscribe.

Download the subscription form HERE.
Use coupon code: MANILAMOMMY

Visit Manilamommy for complete info about this promo.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Free Oreo Snack Packs

Register to get your FREE Oreo Snack Packs at a 7-Eleven branch near you. Share the Oreos with your family and friends!

Take the Oreo challenge by playing the Twist, Lick Dunk Game or The bonding Puzzle game. If you get past Level 1, you'll get to bring home all 3 Oreo flavor - Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry! 

It's a very easy game! A coupon will be sent to your email afterwards. Print the coupon and present it at 7-Eleven branch to get your Free Oreos!

Register HERE.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf's Frozen Swirl

It's Frozen Swirl's Open House at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf! For 3 weekends everyone can enjoy a regular cup of Frozen Twirl on selected CBTL branches from 10am-12nn. Mark your calendars and visit CBTL on these dates:

July 25: Eastwood Mall, Four Seasons Salcedo, Robinson's Midtown
August 1: Greenhills Promenade, Greenbelt 3, Bonifacio High Street
August 8: Trinoma, Rockwell, Alabang Town Center

Frozen Swirl is their exclusive line of frozen yogurt. You can get to try these flavors - Original, Lemoncello, Banana Caramel, Pomegranate, Berry d' Treasure, Classic Vanilla, Affogato, Caramel Affogato, Matcha Green Tea and their secret flavor. Don't forget the password so you can avail of this secret flavor.

This is a great way to enjoy the weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hug Your Kids Everyday

“We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.” - Virginia Satir, family therapist

Hugs warm the heart and touches the soul.

I love giving my kids a hug, holding them close to my heart and wrapping them in the warm folds of my arms. It's my way of letting them know that I value and love them. It makes me feel good and I know that it makes my kids happier too.

July 19 is Hug Your Kids Day! It's a global, year-round movement, encouraging parents to hug their kids every day. It's a program founded by Michelle Nichols, who believes that hugs can make a kid's day, and even change his life.

claiming my gift pack | winning photo

It's good that here in the Philippines, Children's Clusivol supports this movement through the National Yakap Your Child Day. I've supported this movement and joined the thousands of people who have pledged to hug their kids everyday!

I've sent in three pictures at simply to show my commitment - a picture hugging my daughter, hugging my son and hugging both of them. With sheer luck, our picture was even chosen as one of the Winning Photo for Week 1. I've got to receive a limited edition Yakapable shirt and gift packs.

It feels good to give and receive a hug. Support this movement and hug your kids everyday!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Protect Your Car's Trunk With Cargo Liners

Owning a vehicle is becoming a necessity, as people need to travel from one place to another much faster; but buying one is not cheap. This is one reason why car owners make sure that their cars are fully protected. Even the interior of their vehicle's needs to be protected from dirt and debris.

A great protection to use for the back of your car, SUV, or trucks cargo and floor areas, is a cargo liner. It's a suitable product to be placed on your vehicle trunk's floor. It keep spills, dirt and grease, and scratches off your vehicle's interior.

Vehicle owners need to use a high quality cargo liner that will keep their trunk and cargo clean. Aside from this, cargo liners also brings more protection to goods, like groceries, that you place in your vehicles' trunk.

It is important to find the best cargo liner for your car to help you maintain a peaceful mind. There are decent selections of cargo liners in that you can find in car stores. You can also check online and quality cargo liners.

CARiD offers the best brands of cargo liners that your can purchase online. These liners come in various sizes, according to vehicle type, and shades to suit your personality. Whether you own a Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, BMW or even a Ferrari and Porsche car, or any type of vehicle; there's a cargo liner that you can choose from.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pininho, Expressory For My Havaianas

My plain-year-old Havs got jazzed by this cute little accessory from Pininho.

Pininho is a Portugese word for ""Cute Little Pin." These are fun and quirky decorative pin that adds personality to our favorite Havaianas.

I love looking at the variety of designs and colors that really suit every mood and personality. It's the coolest accessory around.

Thanks to Kinney of Manila Shopaholic and Pininho Philippines for giving me a pink skull Pininho! Love it... it's my first expressory!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Chooks to Go

We're fond of eating roasted chicken and we've liked Chooks to Go the moment we first tasted it. There's a lot of roasted chickens in the Philippine market, but Chooks to Go is the juiciest and absolutely the tastied oven-roasted chicken.

Their famous line, "Masarap Kahit Walang Sauce!", is true indeed!

It's really tasty even without the sauce and even cheaper than other leading roasted chickens in. This is the reason why it appeals to their customers. A lot of customers have already given this chicken a thumbs up.

Try Chooks to Go!

To enjoy their chicken even more, be a kaChooks Club VIP member and get:
* Free subscription to Chooks Chikahan Newsletter
* Special access to Members-Only events!
* Free kaChooks Premium items and more!
* Advance notification to kaChooks Promos and Events!

Talagang Napakapakapakasarap!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Swan Lake Ballet

A uniquely enchanting romance crystallized in an iconic and captivating ballet."

Swan Lake is one of the best-loved classical ballets of all time. Based on a Russian folk tale, it is a moving story of a beautiful maiden who becomes free of a curse that turns her into a swan.

My daughter and my youngest sister were mesmerized watching the ballet performance of Tchaikosvsky’s Swan Lake at CCP Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo. They were delighted by the movement especially by the swans clad in white tutus gliding in the stage. They were so in sync and inspiring, and the performance seems as effortless as possible.

It's a story that fought mistaken identities and stood against a sorcerer. The Swan princess forgives the prince for being deceived by the trickery of the sorcerer. It's about faith and believing that love always prevails. A realization that love really changes everything.

Philippine Ballet Theatre's Swan Lake features guest artist Linnar Looris of the Houston Ballet as Prince Siegfried and PBT's own Tiffany Mangulabnan as Odette/Odile.


Cameras are not allowed inside the theatre. I just took pictures after the show using my cellphone :)

Thank you so much Kumiko Mae for the tickets. We really enjoyed the show!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Twilight-eclipse, Twilight Saga, Edward Cullen, Kristen Stewart, Eclipse movie

After Twilight and New Moon, I've watched Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third installment of the super-successful vampire film franchise.

It all begins with a choice.

Bella is a making choice between Edward and Jacob. It's a choice between Edward - her true love and immortality; and Jacob - her friend and path to human life. It's complicated, just like what love can be. She finds herself tapped into this love triangle and as the main target of Victoria, who is determined to hurt Edward by killing her.

There's tension between Edward and Jacob but they find common ground and unite to fight an army of vampire newborns who is out to kill Bella. The Cullens and the Native werewolves, who are longtime enemies, teams up to fight the newborns created by Victoria.

One of the best scene happens in the tent. Not only does it make Edward and Jacob connect and understand each other, but it makes the audience roar with laughter. Jacob tells Edward, "Let's face it, I'm hotter than you".

The movie has a light-hearted sense of humor. We can see Jacob topless most of the time (which keeps the audience screaming). To which Edward says, "Doesn't he own a shirt?" The scene when Bella goes from one hot kiss from Edward, to a half-naked Jacob who wraps her in his warm arms, is quite entertaining. The movie also touched other angles of the characters and character flashbacks.

The movie satisfies what Twilight fans crave for and expect - the great vamp vs. werewolf fight scenes, a shirtless teen hunk, a heartbreaking love, and witty one-liners.

Twilight Saga: Eclipse is the most action-packed of all three Twilight films. A simple storyline with action, adventure and history. This makes it the best. It's easy to understand why this movie appeals so much to teenage fans.

My favorite movie lines -

Bella (to Edward): "It's a choice between being who I should be, and who I am"
Edward (To Bella): "Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment of forever."
Edward (To Jacob): "If we weren't natural enemies, and you weren't trying to steal my reason for existing, I might like you"
Jacob (To Bella): "I'm gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating."
Jacob ((To Charlie Swan): "I kissed Bella. Then she hurt her hand, punching my face".
Rosalie (to Bella): "You have a choice. I didn't. None of us did, but you do, and you're choosing wrong!"

Special thanks to High Sierra Philippines for my 4 movie tickets. I've got to watch the Special Screening at Trinoma Cinema 6 with my hubby and his officemates.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

When I Least Expect It

When I least expect it, good things come and something great comes along...

Whenever I join online contest, I never expected to win. Not expecting would free myself from disappointment if I lose. Not every day is a lucky day, this I accept. I would simply hope that I'll get lucky and have a chance at winning.What is important for me is that I've gave my best, joined fairly and had fun.

I've even joined contests wherein the number with the "most likes" win. But this has never been for me. I don't have much time to spent on campaigning for my entry and asking people to give me their support. I also understand that some don't have much time to give either. Still, I will continue supporting my friends.

Today I'm lucky I've won!

I've joined Kumiko Mae of Chase Beautiful Things contest - her Mid-Year contest and her Philippine Ballet Swan Lake's contest. Yes, I've got the 3 tickets for the ballet performance and a consolation prize as well for her Mid-Year contest! Thankful to for choosing me! I only have 27 entries, which is just half compared to other's entries. I'm really happy for the luck and glad that I joined her contest too.

What made me grateful even more is reading this post at Kumiko Mae's Facebook wall -

Thank you Russ of Grampy's World!

He had read my blog post and commented at Kumiko Mae's Facebook wall! I am really surpised that he even took time to join the contest for my little girl! I really appreciate this and it made me smile. I never asked, but he showed me his support in the best way that he can. I haven't visited his blog for quite some time, but I am truly grateful for knowing a good online blogger friend like him.

Of course, I also appreciate my fellow bloggers who drops by on my blog, post their comments and sends me messages. I owe you all a lot of visits!