Thursday, April 28, 2016

Press Release: Super8 Funfest 2016

Super8 Grocery Warehouse, one of the country’s leading grocery warehouses, is again hosting a special surprise for its loyal customers, Super8 Funfest 2016.  It’s the fourth year of this annual 3-day event, which will be held at World Trade Center on April 28 to 30, 2016.

The first two days will be exclusive to Super8 Rewards Card members.   Members can enjoy discounts on top of low prices from wide selection of products from the country’s leading manufacturers such as Universal Robina Corp, Procter & Gamble, Peerless Products Mfg Corp., Nestle Philippines and a lot more.  The event is open to public on its last day.

The theme this year is “gameshow”.   Super8 will let shoppers and their families experience the excitement of interactive and fun activities.  Super8’s partner brands are also cooking up special activities and amazing prizes for shoppers who will visit their booths. Shoppers can also delight in seeing celebrities at the event such as Toni Gonzaga, Tom Rodriguez, Carla Abellana, Billy Crawford, Jericho Rosales, Alden Richards and many other surprise guests.  Super8 Funfest 2016 is a true family affair. While Mommy enjoys browsing and shopping different deals from partner brands, Daddy and the kids don’t have to be bored, thanks to the entertaining activities they can join in.

A Super8 Funfest will never be complete without amazing prizes for all attendees. This year’s roster of prizes is the biggest yet, with a number of business-boosting showcases and special treats.

Prizes include:

Travel Showcase
Four  (4)  Roundtrip  tickets  to  Boracay  +  3D2N  stay  at

Milflores de Boracay + P10,000 pocket money
Negosyo Showcase
P30,000  worth  of  Super8  Rewards  Points  +  Tindahan

Makeover worth P20,000
Mobile Lifestyle
iPhone 6S + 13-inch Macbook Air

Samsung 55” Smart TV + La-Z-Boy Rocker Recliner +
Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo
Car Showcase
Brand-new  Toyota  Vios  with  FREE  Insurance,  car

registration, and tune-up + P10,000 worth of gasoline

Take advantage of the super-exclusive offers available to Super8 Rewards Card members at the Funfest 2016 by becoming a member today. To find out how to earn points and gain entrance to the most exciting shopping event of the season, just visit any Super8 Grocery Warehouse branch.

For more information on Super8 Grocery Warehouse and the Super8 Rewards Card perks, like their Facebook page,, or visit one of their branches in over 50 locations in Metro Manila and surrounding provinces in North and South Luzon.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Press Release: The Toddler Travels

Traveling by air has now become more affordable.  Airplane fares have lowered cost as such a lot of people can now travel to different places.  More and more families, our family included, are taking vacations abroad but some opted not to bring their little ones with them fearing that because of a new environment, they might not be able to handle their children.

Genevieve Gutierrez-Figueroa, a longtime traveler, recently launched a book called The Toddler Travels.  This book is a guide about how you will go on a trip abroad with your little kids.  She shared several insights and tips based on her adventures with her daughter, who started traveling outside of the country the moment she turned one.

The Toddler Travels gives you guides on where to go, choosing your accommodation, what to pack, and everything you need to learn when preparing a trip with your toddler.  It also gives you ideas on what to do on the actual travel day when you get to your destination.

The Toddler Travel is available at selected National Bookstores, Fully Booked, and Power Books branches.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Nurture Wellness Village

Visiting Nurture Wellness Village again is something we really wanted to do since we went there last January 2013.  It was called Nurture Spa then and we were able to avail their massage but wasn’t able to stay overnight.  Good thing that Deal Grocer offered discounted overnight accommodation to Nurture Wellness Village.  We availed a Garden Room View with breakfast package for Php3900.

We arrived at Nurture Wellness Village around 2pm, just in time for check in.  We were given ginger tea and were asked to fill up some forms.  After which, we were ushered to the room assigned to us. 

The room assigned to us was called Kalinga.  It has a garden view, with one queen bed and a bathroom that has a glazed floor-length window that’s quite see-through from the outside (your silhouette can be seen while you shower).  Complete toiletries were provided. 

Nurture Wellness Village has few overnight accommodations only.  And thus the place spells tranquility.  You won’t hear noises.  Even the giggles of children who play are stifled by the plants and trees that are abundant in the place.

Some of the few accommodations at Nurture.

This place also offers glamorous camping or Glamping as what they call it.  I think you will be provided with hotel-like amenities in a tent.

Glamping area.

We spent our afternoon in the playground.  Neo and I had fun jumping up and down the trampoline (both our first time). 

We were still full from the sumptuous lunch that we had at Gourmet’s Farm that we opted to just eat light meals from the in-house restaurant.  We shared the burgers and Batangas Lomi that we ordered. 

The next day, we ate breakfast and were offered to try the Nurture Walk.  We walk some 500 meters to the Nurture Farmacy.  Funny because Nurture Wellness Village is located at Tagaytay, while 500 meters from it is the Nurture Farmacy located at Amadeo. 

At the Nurture Farmacy, we were introduced to different plants and herbs.  They are planning to create a recreational / educational facility in this place.  They also have pet chickens here.  And this is the first time I saw chickens eating vegetables. 

The little boy feeding sayote to the chickens. 

After the tour, we rested for quite a while in our room and checked out at Nurture Village by 12pm feeling well-rested and recharged for another work week. 

Room – 4 out of 5.  We were booked on a room with garden view.  It has the basic amenities any hotel room will have: queen size bed, air-conditioning unit, LED TV, cabinet for clothes, dresser, and a toilet and bath.  They don’t have a personal refrigerator as I think they are encouraging guests who had spa massages not to take cold water.  I love hotel rooms with bath tub, and sadly our room has none, and for the price we paid for it, I was hoping it has.  Also, the almost-see-through-window is something I don’t like.  Even though we were at a dead end, someone might see me taking a bath. L

The glazed floor-length window.

Amenities – 5 out of 5.  Nurture Wellness Village has complete amenities.  They have ample parking space, a swimming pool, a big playground, spa areas (of course), restaurant, and a very big garden area. 

Staff – 5 out of 5.  I am very easy to please.  If a hotel staff is courteous and smiles a lot, I am good with it.  But Nurture Wellness Village’s staffs are not only courteous, they will also greet you, try to ask if you are okay with the food, if you wanted to try something from the hotel.  One staff even offered to help us when Neo was running around.  They also gave us complimentary cookies.

Food – 4 out of 5.  The food was okay-tasting for us.  We weren’t able to try the Manga sa Suman, which was what other blogs recommended.

Location – 4 out of 5.  Nurture Wellness Village’s location is quite far.  Its somewhere close to Amadeo, Cavite already.  If you are coming from Aguinaldo Highway, follow a shortcut that Google Maps recommends.  It’s faster and really is a short cut. 

Value for Money – 3.5 out of 5.  Tagaytay is a tourist destination.  Most of the hotels in here are quite pricey.  I think, the price you will pay for the hotel is of good value if you will maximize your stay: by having a massage and staying overnight.

Overall, I would love to go back to Nurture Wellness Village but I must stay overnight and had a spa massage to feel more relaxed and recharged.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Neo at National Bookstore’s Summer Art Camp

Last Saturday, we decided to go to Festival Mall at Alabang.  We were lucky because when we decided to go to National Bookstore to buy some office stuffs, around 1:45PM in the afternoon, there’s a small area that is holding a registration for National Bookstore’s Summer Art Camp. 

The Summer Art Camp is an initiative of National Bookstore together with its partner brands every weekend from 2pm to 5pm at selected National Bookstore branches.   Since we were already there, I instantly asked Neo if he wanted to join.  He said yes, so we registered the little boy.  It’s a Drawing and Painting activity and the partner brand who hosted was Faber-Castell. 

Neo was lucky enough to find a seat because the art activity can only seat 20 participants, but can accommodate a little over 20 if the parents are willing to allow their children to seat on the floor but will still have their own art materials. Faber-Castell and National Bookstore provided all the materials for the activity.

Different Faber-Castell products used during the activities.

Our little boy was so participative and was very engaged in the drawing and painting activity.  He was even chatty and friendly with his tablemates. 

Sadly we need to do a lot more errands so Neo didn’t finish the 3-hour activity.  But he did enjoy it.  If you want to try National Bookstore’s Summer Camp for your kid, it’s still on for 2 more weekends at participating branches (SM MOA, Festival Mall, Market Market, and a lot more, check out this link for more details) and it’s for free J

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Our World Bex 2016 Experience

World Building Expo, or World BEX, is one of the most popular events being held at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.  It’s an annual event and in the longest time that I’ve been passing by World Trade Center, I would always wonder what activities are inside the popular World BEX.

The little boy was given an ID of his own under “CUTE AKO” company J

Last month, my curiosity was solved as the hubby brought us along his visit to World BEX.  No entrance fee were collected from us.  The place is all about building and construction.  If you’re an architect or a civil engineer (or a student studying these courses), or maybe a homeowner who wanted a renovation, this place is event is for you.  World BEX has rows and rows of everything construction and building. 

Since I’m neither an architect nor a civil engineer nor am I planning a renovation anytime soon, I was not really interested in what’s inside.   Except for Boysen’s booth which Neo and I enjoyed.

Boysen created a Mix & Match Color Lab.  You will be given 4 small wood planks they use as paint swatches.  You will then choose from the wide array of paint colors and dip your wood plank.  They will turn this into a keychain or bookmark. 

Small wood planks as paint swatches.
Different paint colors.
Finished product.  He did all the task, I just assisted.  

World BEX occupies the whole of World Trade Center.  If you plan to visit next year, the schedule is on March 15-19, 2017. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

MBC-DZRH DESISYON 2016 Pre-Election Survey ~ Wave 3

This is the third and final wave of MBC-DZRH’s DESISYON 2016 Pre-Election surveys.  Results were announced earlier at DZRH 666 (I was on board and was announcing the results, so I wish some of you might have listen to it J).  The last pre-election survey has a total of 7,490 respondents, randomly selected from all provinces of the Philippines, with a margin of error equivalent to 1.13%. 

Here are the results of the survey conducted last Saturday, April 2, 2016.

Breakdown per region can be downloaded below.

You can view the results of the first and second wave surveys on the links below if you want to check for comparison.

 For detailed PR post, you can check out

Friday, April 1, 2016

Re-purposing Neo’s Crib

Neo’s crib was made-to-order.  It was because we really wanted it to be like a small bed which Neo will use until he reaches pre-school.  We want it to be sturdy and thus, we had it made-to-order by the local carpenter that Neo’s Lolo Jun knew.

When Neo reached the age of 3, his crib started to lose its durability.  This is because whenever Neo is in the crib, he would shake the railings with all his might.  So when he reached 4 years old, we wanted to save whatever we can of the crib’s body.  

The last time he went inside his crib for a one-last-picture.

This started the project of re-purposing the crib.  There are a lot of ideas that came to our mind but we settled on a small bed (which was the original idea). 

Re-purposing a crib to a small bed is just a simple task.  All you have to do it remove side the side railings and re-paint.  We used white paint and added a blue tinting color to achieve the baby blue color that we like for the small bed.  We also added a 2x2 wood plank as support in the lower part since the crib was a bit shaky already.

And tadah…!  Neo’s new bed! J 

We already put a mattress on this, some Lightning Mcqueen pillows and Neo already used this bed twice already for afternoon nap only since we still co-sleep.

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