Saturday, May 30, 2015

Living with a grateful heart

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend." - Melody Beattie

Just a quick gratitude post.

I received this from the mail last week - a Starbucks gift certificate that was shipped from Singapore. A token from participating in an emailed survey of an online marketing company.

Thank you.

Even if life had been crazy at times, I remain to be thankful for a lot of wonderful things.

I know I am blessed.
I look at the world with appreciation.
I celebrate the goodness of life.
I live with a grateful heart.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Relaxing escape at Ace Water Spa before summer ends

Summer season is almost over and it's good to be back at Ace Water Spa Pasig branch. It was last 2012 when we had our first Ace Water Spa hydrotherapy massage experience.

I know that a spa is what we need to beat the heat and the stress, and have fun at the same time!

There are a variety of massage systems available, and of course, we tried everything. It's a do-it-yourself push button system that gives you the freedom to choose the water equipment to use. My kids had a grand time. They enjoyed the Bubble Bed and the Lazy River most.
Hydrotherapy massage: a kind of therapeutic massage that utilizes “Ultrasonic Jet System” that massages specific areas of the body with its aquatic jets strategically located to relax and soothe tired and aching muscles. This treatment is best done in heated water. - Ace Water Spa FAQ 
Hydrotherapy massage is beneficial to our health. It's a great stress reliever to soothe aching muscles. We all felt relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed.

another great spa experience :)

Trying the Herbal Pools.
Kids are not allowed in this area. My parents and I enjoyed this relaxing aromatic experience. I was able to try the red herbal pool, the Mint green tea pool (36 degrees Celsius) and the yellow Jasmine pool (38 degrees Celsius). I find the Lavander purple pool too hot for me (40 degrees).

And the Lap pool.
We also took a swim at the lapping pool. It's 25m and about 4.3 feet deep. There's a separate side for the "fun swim" and those who can swim non-stop. My son took his first swimming lessons here under Bert Lozada Swimming School. [Read about my son's swimming lesson here.] 

 lap pool... taken around 9 pm
Quick tips and info:
  • Best to go during weekdays - during opening hours or after 6 pm
  • Wear proper swimming attire (no undergarments allowed)
  • Bring your own towel
  • Take caution in trying out the hot herbal pools, steam and sauna
  • Immerse into the ice cold pool after the hot herbal to keep the body temperature and heart rate at normal level
  • Taking photos are not allowed inside locker room and the spa area
  • Swimming caps are provided (just return it afterwards)
  • Separate locker rooms for male and female
  • Inside the locker room, there's a separate area to take a shower and change
  • Take a shower first before heading to the spa pool
4 hours for Php 550 is super sulit! You can also grab promo vouchers from deal sites. I got mine from Metrodeal! :)

You'll get to enjoy everything -
  • Kids Area: Bucket Splash, Lazy River, Kiddie Pool, Floor Fountain
  • Soft Massages: Bubble Bed, Bubble Pool, Bubble Massage
  • Medium Massages: Rainfall Acupuncture, Hydro-Buoyancy Massage, Buttocks Massage, Jet Chair
  • Hard Massages: Head & Shoulder Massage, Multi-Point Massage, Water Falls, Waist Jet Massage, Upper Body Jet Massage, High Pressure Massage
  • Hot Herbal Pools
  • Steam, Sauna and Pools
Rate for 4 hours stay: Php 550.00/adult and P250.00/kid (4 ft. and below)

#iloveace #acewaterspa

Ace Water Spa is highly recommended. Security, privacy and cleanliness remains to be at its best!

The hotel staff of Ace Hotel and Suites was also kind enough and volunteered to take our photo. Thank you.

thanks for taking our photo :)
If you want a sweet escape, have a staycation at Ace Hotel and Suites. Click here to check the rates or see the best deals:

Ace Water Spa Pasig, D´ ACE Suites
United St., cor. Brixton St. near Pioneer, Pasig City

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Why my son loves Nutri10Plus?

My son started taking Nutri10Plus this summer. I got just in time for his summer basketball sports clinic.

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recommended :)
He took a look at the bottle and saw that it has "Sports Active Formula." And because of that, he felt delighted. He also enjoys the delicious Ponkan flavor. He run around and took part in every basketball drills without reluctance.

One thing he told me was, "mommy, hindi ako masyado hiningal!" (naks!)

Nutri10Plus keeps him alert, focused, happy and more importantly - determined to stay active.

And guess what?

He even got a basketball Sportsmanship Award!

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Sportsmanship. It's what makes a "beginner" athlete great!
We're proud of him. Not simply because of the award. But because, he know the importance of playing by the rules and living an active lifestyle.

Well, my son might be big for his age, but he still needs vitamins to keep him healthy and strong.

Nutri10Plus contains the essential nutrients that help boost our child's immune system, optimize their brain function and help them in their physical growth.

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CGF, Taurine, Lysine, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin B Complex and Zinc
I love how Nutri10Plus supports my growing kids' lifestyle. With Nutri10Plus, I am confident that kids will receive the nutrients they need to support their growth.

So, stay tuned for my next Nutri10Plus posts.

Proud to be oDesk Upwork Top Rated freelancer

I've been working online with oDesk for more than five years. It made me enjoy working from home full time (since more than half of my earnings are coming from that site). It is indeed the world's best workplace.

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thank you :)
I had that Top Rated badge on my profile for about two months already. Thank you for the recognition! While that badge is an icing on the cake, hope it remain to be part of my freelancing career. I work not for recognition, but to commit and deliver value to my clients, help in achieving their goals and of course, earn to support my needs.

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Top-Rated badge :)
Less than 10% of freelancers on oDesk qualify and earned this Top Rated status. I'm happy, thankful and proud to be one!

Well, oDesk is now relaunced as Upwork - a new freelance talent platform. Last year, the merger of Elance-oDesk was established.

As what Stephane Kasriel Upwork CEO says, "... With an exciting and limitless future in mind, we chose Upwork to better convey our vision and represent our current and future community. It’s a name that inspires us and we hope it will inspire you as well."

Looking forward to better things ahead.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

NIDO Fortigrow Fortified Mother's Day video tribute

Times may change, but a mother's love is timeless.

This love is shown in the latest video of NIDO FORTIGROW® Fortified Philippines. Perhaps you've seen it already. Again, let's watch the video here:

Times may change, but a mother’s love is timeless. This story shows why our moms will always be #1. Share this video and celebrate your mom today! #1moms #happymothersday
Posted by NIDO FORTIFIED® Philippines on Saturday, 9 May 2015

Different Times, Different Love.

Nido Fortigrow® celebrates Mother’s Day through this heart-warming video of a grandmother, mom, and daughter. It shows that moms will always be #1. It's so inspiring! This is the best Mother's Day video I've seen and my favorite video commercial from Nido as well.

It’s a reminder for us to appreciate and thank the "moms" in our lives - our own mom, our mother-in-law, grandmother, aunt and everyone who took the roles of being a mom.

I love how NIDO Philippines continuously pays tribute to mothers everywhere for their timeless and nurturing love. Thank you for showing that love!

Last year, I remember how I got to be part of their surprise Mother's Day Pampering event. Not only that, a lot of moms enjoyed the "Wear Your Love" #1Mom shirts personalized by their kids and families.

I will always be a mom and a proud Nido mom!

#1moms #happymothersday

True, I appreciate my mom more when I become a mom myself. How beautifully rewarding being a mom can really be!

Thanks ma, for all your sacrifices and nurturing ways. I will always be grateful for having you.

Cheers to all moms out there! Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nutri10Plus Multivitamins for Kids

"Aktibo't Malakas ang Batang Nutri10Plus!"
Alonzo Muhlach,Nutri10Plus
singing Treasure by Bruno Mars
True enough, Alonzo Muhlach, the new ambassador of Nutri10Plus Multivitamins for Kids is not only cute, but he is so "bibo", energetic and strong!

I joined invited mommy bloggers to witness the contract signing for the "batang malakas at aktibo" campaign at RAVE Pasig Amphiteater last April 28, 2015.

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contract signing with Ms. Aster Amoyo, Alonzo's parents Niño and Diane, Mr. Ludwig Ong owner of WERT Philippines, Joel Alfaro of MediaKitchen Inc.
RAVE Pasig Nutri10Plus multivitamins launch
The Amphiteater was filled with WERT's product specialists and people from the media.
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WERT Philippines product specialists
It was so hot that day, but everyone got delighted upon seeing Alonzo. He is the son of former childstar Niño Muhlach. He brings joy to everyone and cheerfully posed for the camera, unmindful of the heat that day.

Alonzo Muhlach, Nutri10Plus
so cute :)
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with mommy bloggers Erica, Lanie, Jane and Joy
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mommy bloggers with WERT Philippines' officers 
Not only that, we got to have a fun-filled day at RAVE Pasig. The kids and every kid-at-heart enjoyed the Mini Train ride, boat, and treasure hunt at the Maze Garden. The adventurous ones even got to experience the Zipline!

RAVE Pasig train ride
mommies on train ride :)
RAVE Pasig boat ride
row your boat mommies :)

As a mom, I am after my kids health and holistic development. I made sure that I choose the right vitamins that is packed with all the nutrients that they need. Nutri10Plus is perfect for my growing kids!

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Nutri10Plus Sports Active Formula Food Supplement
Alonzo Muhlach, Nutri 10 Plus vitamins
Nutri10Plus Multivatimins for kids
Give your child Nutri10Plus! Achieve that healthier body and mind, greater vitality and energy, and resistance to disease. It's packed with Chlorella Growth Factor, Zinc, Taurine, Lysine, and Vitamins (A, D3, E, B Complex and C) for complete immunity, growth and brain development.

Nutri10Plus is a product of Wert Philippines, Inc. The company believes that every Filipino deserves quality medicines at reasonable cost.

Nutri10Plus Multivitamins for Kids Launch
RAVE Pasig


Want to visit RAVE Pasig for your rainforest experience, check my previous post here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Online shopping at

I enjoy checking out and shopping for deals, vouchers and products online. I find it more online shopping convenient as it saves me time, effort and money, which is great!

If you also want to experience extreme couponing, plus all those great discount vouchers and coupon codes, then you have to check out! It's the site for all our shopping needs which I know you will also appreciate.

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What I like about iprice?
  1. Offer wide array of products. No need to check out different e-commerce sites. iprice has the most trusted shops in one platform. They have wide selection of products across all categories - electronics, clothing, bags, shoes, sports and outdoors, kids and toys, watches, jewellery, travel, home and living, etc.

  2. Best coupons and voucher codes. iprice have coupons that you can use in Amazon, GoDaddy, Groupon, Agoda, Zalora, Lazada, etc. This is really awesome!

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  3. Various brands to choose from. iprice partner with brands and well-known shops such as Romwe, Bebe, Melisa, Wego, Nike, Lacoste and a lot more!

  4. Instant updates for deals. Signing up for their newsletter will give us first dibs on the promotions offered by our favorite online shops.
#bestdeals #discounts #onlineshopping

iprice aims to be your "one stop shopping destination." It's like products, promos, discount codes, coupons and deals in one place. This site helps us find what we're looking and what we want online, at the lowest price possible. They have coupon codes that you can use in shopping sites such as Lazada and Zalora. This shopping portal allows us to enjoy online shopping while saving money at the same time.

Check out and enjoy your shopping!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pizza Hut Hand Stretched Pizza

Pizza Hut #StretchPa more!

We love pizza! It's part of our family celebrations, weekend merienda or during those just-because-we-love-to-eat-pizza days. Since my daughter wants pizza for her 11th birthday merienda treat, I ordered online via

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Their Hot Deals - 2 Family Pizzas for Php 499 (no delivery charge) is definitely worth trying.

Since 2 boxes are not enough for all of us, I got 2 sets of Pizza Hut's Hand Stretched Pizza.

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happy birthday girl :)
She choose Hawaiian Supreme with Toasted Parmesan glaze  and Cheesy Pepperoni with Toasted Cheddar glaze.  Plus 2 Pan Pizzas - Supreme and 3 Cheese.

That's a total of four boxes to celebrate her birthday merienda treat!

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Hawaiian Supreme with Toasted Parmesan glaze

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Cheesy Pepperoni with Toasted Cheddar glaze

Online ordering is just easy. I even paid thru credit card without any hassle. Best thing is, we receive our pizzas just in time... that's "On-Time Guaranteed!"

We enjoyed this latest crust innovation. It has thinner crust than the stuffed pizzas. It's good to eat everything and not throw away the crust.

It has a chewy yet slight crisp texture. I also love the sharp taste of cheese.

Definitely a must-try!

You can mix and match the pizza flavors and glazes:

Choose your Flavor: Supreme, Hawaiian Supreme, 3-Cheese, Cheesy Pepperoni, or Cheeseburger
Glaze: Toasted Cheddar, Toasted Parmesan, Garlic Parmesan Butter, Honey Crunch

Pizza Hut New Hand Stretched Pizza
For pizza delivery, call 911-11-11 or order online via