Friday, September 30, 2011

Smile Quotes Contest: Isang Minutong Smile

Heto ang aking "entry" para sa pacontest na ito.


Ngiti mo ay ligaya para kay Ina,
O! anak na aking sinta.
Pagod ay napapawi
Pagmamahal ay sumisidhi!
 Salamat sa mga butihing sponsors:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Big Sister's Diary $22 Birthday Giveaway!

Big Sister Diary is having her first ever giveaway. 
Get a chance to win this.
Click here for complete contest mechanics.

Vintage Photo Diary Giveaway

A Postcrosser Haven will be giving out to one of its lucky reader this very beautiful Vintage Photo diary.

Click here if you want to be the chosen one. 

Open for Philippine residents only.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Rainy Monday Morning

Ok, so we are on week#39 now and monday isn't so good because it is raining.  According to the news another thypoon is up again, need to check how many thypoons have visited Philippines so far.
taken last year, my little boy (smallest) and his friends enjoying the rain

Anyway to make it up for the gloomy mood, received good news via my inbox, "I won in an online contest again" woohoo!

I was also finalizing my decision, I have a new blog which I don't know how to set-up, so someone will do it for me for a minimal fee. She is such a dearest in the group, well recommended so I am taking her services.

I am also about to work on a new online job just awaiting final approval of my schedule.

Well, it will be a busy week for me I think.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Thousand Postcards for Donna

Donna is currently suffering from cancer.  She lays in bed most of the times because she feel too tired even just to sit up.  Amidst her condition, she has a good fighting spirit and a positive attitude with a prayer that someday God will just take away the affliction and the happy Donna will be back at her old self again.

To help her our out, her friend since grade school initiated this project A Thousand Postcards for Donna.   While she is at the phase of recovery, she would like her friend Donna to see the world without necessarily leaving home.  Therefore she asked friends from all over the Philippines and worldwide to send a postcard for Donna.  

I am here helping her out for a simple wish to be granted.  Let us all help bring back a smile to Donna's face by simply sending her a postcard with good wishes too and some words of encouragement.

You can send your postcard to:
#666 Carreon Compound
Quirino Highway
Bagbag, Novaliches, Quezon City
1116 Philippines

Thank you and may we all be able to help Donna enjoy the world again.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TAJ's Mini-Giveaway

The prize:
 A cutie, Plant vs. Zombies earphones.
Click here to join.
Ends September 30, 2011 (midnight).

Proud Mommy Again!

Just wanted to share my wonderful feeling!!!
Got my little boy's report card (1st quarter) yesterday.
The pick-up schedule was supposed to be last Saturday   (Sept. 17) but I totally forgot about it because I was busy accompanying my niece (Ymanne) in her inter-school (Calamba District) Math Olympiad.
So his teacher handed me the report card and she told me,       top 1 "po".
"Huh???" did I heard it right? so I asked the teacher what was it she's telling me?
"Si Ivan po ang Top 1"
OMG, so I heard it right and I was really surprised.
So my 3 year old little boy is really doing great in his nursery school.
Even he is not particular with reviewing his lessons, more so, learning how to write.
In fact he is the youngest in the class.
One more thing, he is "bulol".
Daddy and mommy are so proud of you, our little baby.
Keep it up and study hard always.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 2nd Anniversary: Mommy Blogger's Day. on the occasion of its 2nd year anniversary held a mommy bloggers day at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City last September 10, 2011

No other than Ms. Tintin Bersola-Babao welcomed the group.  She announced  exciting things that will gonna happen on
More episodes on and Knowledge Channel - watch episodes on Knowledge Channel Skycable Ch.42.
Sundays - 8:00pm
Mondays - 7:20pm
Wednesdays - 8:40pm
Saturdays - 9:00am, 2:00pm and 9:00pm

Search for Teen Bloggers - inviting all interested teen bloggers to send in their articles to

Christmas Booth - to help fellow mompreneurs to earn extra for the holidays, they recently launched another online promo that gives enterprising moms an opportunity to win a FREE booth at The Grand International Importers and Exporters Bazaar at the World Trade Center- from November 11 - 20, 2011, by just turning in a successful referral.  For inquiries, email

Mommies were treated to a sumptuous array of food.

Guest speaker Ms. Vanessa Garon talked on "Internet Addiction: A Growing Threat".  Along with her are two residents of The Nazareth Formation House, a community which helps in the rehabilitation  of drug dependents and those with behavioral problems.

Another speaker, Ms. ZonitoTorevillas-Tamase discussed about eating healthier foods and alkalinity.  She shared a very good information on how to properly drink the 8 glasses of water we are required at least to drink per day.

There was also an awarding of prizes for the winners of toddlers photo contest and online quiz.
Robby Rabbit backpacks were raffled-off (I won a blue one for my little boy Ivan) and bag of goodies from Smart Steps.  The latest brand in the market today which advocates for products that are mildest and safest for our babies without hurting our budget.

We also had a glimpse of the Richmonde Hotel rooms, moms were all like little girls giggling as we squeezed ourselves in their "cute" elevator.

Finally, after so much fun and delight, everyone gets home with the fondest experience and a take-home of either a foldable mattress or a pillow.  Such generosity from 
Thank you!!!

*some photos were courtesy of mommy Nora, Joy and Gene

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cook with the Masters: Lee Kum Kee Cooking Festival

I had the privileged of witnessing the third leg of the Lee Kum Kee Weekend Cooking Festival which happened last September 11, 2011 at Festival Mall in Muntinlupa City.  It was actually a 2-day event, September 10 (Saturday) was the first day of the event.  
 Lee Kum Kee, the leader in Authentic Chinese sauces is celebrating its 123 years of giving superior quality products to every home all over the world. Who is not familiar with the Lee Kum Kee oyster sauce? sesame oil? premium soy sauce? among other many choices.
The second day of the cooking extravaganza was spearheaded by renowned Chef Him Uy de Baron, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney, Australia and considered to be one of the top chefs in the Philippines today.  He shared three sumptuous dishes.

First is the Beef Bulgogi "Taco" with Chili Garlic - a grilled steak on top of the romaine lettuce especially prepared with Lee Kum Kee sesame oil, chili garlic sauce and the premium soy sauce
Beef Bulgogi "Taco" with Chili Garlic
Second dish: Mushroom, Chive and Cheese Dumpling - served with the Lee Kum Kee Seasoned Soy Sauce is a dumpling made out of oyster mushrooms, shitake mushrooms, "kesong puti" with shaoxing wine and the Lee Kum Kee Chui Chow Chili Oil, Premium Soy Sauce and Oyster Sauce.

Mushroom, Chive and Cheese Dumpling (audience sample)

The last dish is the Grilled Hoisin Pork Chops with Grilled Peach Salsa - a special cut pork marinated with Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce and Lee Kum Kee Sesame Oil, topped with freshly prepared salsa with peaches, different spices and of course various Lee Kum Kee sauces.

 Lucky audiences were also given the opportunity to shared the kitchen and the stage with the master.  Learning from him on first hand the basics of cooking these easy to prepare recipes. 
After each dish preparation, there was a Q&A portion wherein winners were able to take home some bag of goodies from Lee Kum Kee.
Along with the cooking festival are set-up booths for the attendees to better appreciate Lee Kum Kee as a company and its brand heritage.  The history wall showcased where and how the company began; the tasting section provided experience of the exquisite flavors of Lee Kum Kee.  There was also a photo op booth where fans can have a lovely photo souvenir.
Thank you Lee Kum Kee and Chef Him Uy De Baron for this wonderful experience.  
The next leg of this activity will be at the Market! Market on September 25 and 25, 2011.  Come and be part of this great weekend cooking festivals and experience the magic and the taste of Lee Kum Kee.

Nita's Random Thoughts Birthday Giveaway!

Happy Birthday to beautiful mom Nita.  She's celebrating her birthday today and she's giving away these:

1 lucky winner wins $10 sent via Paypal

10 winners of .info domains

6 winners of EC credits.

Want to know more? click here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #22

I am joining Weekend Blog Follower Caravan once again.  This week, it's follow each other on TWITTER. 

Ok, so you can follow me at:  mommygiay

Kindly leave a comment if you have done so.

How to join?
1.  Make a blog post with the WBFC Badge to welcome all  participants. Make sure your blog post has links to the week’s sponsors: Mom Shares and Green Home Elements 
2.  Submit your blog post to the linky tool at onlinebiz. 
3. Visit other participating blogs and leave a comment that you have followed their TWITTER accounts by mentioning your Twitter Username.

 That's it! Happy Following and Tweeting!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Nivea Giveaway: The Life of a Breadwinner

Its "ber" month already, and what it means to most of us especially the Filipino people? Christmas is coming near.  What's so nice is this early Christmas Giveaway from The Life of a Breadwinner.

Three (3) lucky winners will each get a set of Nivea Gift packs (1 Nivea Pure & Natural Deodorant Spray, 1 Nivea Baby Pure & Natural Baby Wipes and 1 Nivea Express Hydration lotion)!
 Open for Philippine residents only. Ends September 20, 2011.

Wandering Thoughts Mini-Giveaway

Supermom Mommy Rubz has a new blog. 
This is an opening giveaway of $10.00 to three (3) lucky winners. 
I am joining and you can join too!!! 
Just click here for complete details.

Opens for all bloggers worldwide, with Paypal account.  
Ends September 23, 2011.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

August Blessings

Just as it was raining almost all days of the August month, I was also bestowed with blessings of online prizes and some tokens.
Beschle Chocolate Bar coming all the way from Switzerland via Singapore.
Avon Brightening Eye Serum
Le Faerie lip gloss. Thanks to everyone who liked my post and helped me win this.
Nivea Pure and Naturals from Girls Rule
FREE Meningococcemia Vaccine from Health Today Magazine
Monterey Meatshop Fan of the Week for giving the name "Badog"
Giveaway from Avent Parenting Seminar
Set of Pillows from EQ Diaper
Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator Sampler
Modess newest product
I reviewed a website and they gave me this.
Big Toblerone bars from my very first blogger event.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Ascof Natural Super MOM Search at SM Calamba

This is part of Ascof's nationwide search for the "Natural Super Mom". SM mallgoers are invited to nominate who they think deserves to be Ascof’s Natural Super Mom (their own mother, a friend, a daughter, a cousin, etc.). There must be consent from the person being nominated. The participant must write a description of the nominee in 500 words or fewer, which focuses on the theme “Why My Mom Deserves to be Mother of the Year.” 

The event was held at SM Calamba last August 27 & 28 (1 among the 14 mall venues) of this search.  Moms were given various treats on this 2-day event.
 Upon registration, participants were given a passport which served as their key to the many treats awaiting them.

 Sample products giveaway
Free thumb Nail Art from nail-a-holics
 Free Child Health Consultation
 Free PLDT Call
 My 3y old boy joined the game activity at the stage area.  He was not shy at all, ("inokray-okray pa nung mga hosts").

 Free Makeover courtesy of Ystilo Salon
 Play area for kids.  This was very helpful because my son stayed there while mommy is having her make-over.
Mommy Giay's make-over and taking advantage of the photo op booth.