Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amazon Promotional Book Tour Giveaway




On July 6th we are having a 10 Book Group Giveaway!
We’re giving away a $100 Amazon Giftcard and a $50 Amazon GC Plus a
$25 Amazon GC to the blogger that refers the most sign ups for this event!!
Here are the awesome books that are sponsoring this event!
July 6 – 20
Unbound
Living Sensitive (Book 1 of the Delia Rhodes Series)
Living Soul
Hunter Moon
Broken Wings (Soul Searches Book 1)
All the Blue Eyed Angels
Storm of Desire
Cheyenne, A Timeless Series Novel
Promises, a Timeless Series Novel
Finding Alice

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

LITERARY ADDICTS: KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

  
Welcome to the Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event where we have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to celebrate the 
Grand Opening of Literary Addicts a Community for Book Lovers!

Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing the Kindle Fire Giveaway to you! Don't miss out on these great reads even if you don't have a kindle yet. You can download the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE. All of these books are less than a Starbucks Coffee!   


 Immortal Voyage Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads. Read more and purchase for only $2.99





    Give Me - A Tale of Wyrd and Fae All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life. Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain. Read more and purchase for only $3.99 Paperback




  Slow Boat to Purgatory (Slow Boat to Purgatory #1) Gaspar De Rouse, an immortal Knight Templar, a man murdered by his brothers for the secret he possessed, resurrected and given a second chance at redemption. Dominicus Bureau, a renegade priest, torn between his vows and the secret he pursues, a secret protected by an immortal. Alex Donovan, a modern day warrior thrust into an ages old war, a war between good and evil, heaven and hell.Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback



   Mark of the Witch (Boston Witches Book 1) Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed. Purchase for only $2.99 Paperba



   The Marriage Bargain Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track--until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades. Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad. France's mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille's boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife? Read more and purchase for only $2.9




  Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1) Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback  




  Dirty Blood I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback




  Taming the wolf (anna avery series, #1) Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and ..Read more and purchase for only $2.99



   Fearless (Kings Series) Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear other’s thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly. Purchase for only $3.99 Paperback




  Secrets (Guardian Trilogy) While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you. Read more and purchase for only $2.99




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Thursday, June 21, 2012

The HUROM Slow Juicer Cooking Demonstration at MAFBEX

The New Paradigm in Juicers. A perfect combination of innovative technology and advance engineering.


These are just some of the befitting description of the HUROM Slow Juicer, a revolutionary kitchen product from  Hurom L.S. Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of "juicers' and "juice extractors". 



I was one of those spectators who witnessed a cooking demo by Chef Kel Zaguirre using the Hurom Slow Juicer at the 6th Manila Food and Beverage Expo (MAFBEX) held last June 13 - 17, 2012 at the World Trade Center Pasay City.




Its very unique and distinct characteristics is that it uses its patented “Low Speed Technology System” or LSTS. Compared to other traditional juicers that has high-speed motors and sharp cutting blades, the “Hurom Slow Juicer” and LSTS gently presses (not crushes) the fruit to extract all the fruit’s or vegetable’s natural juices without losing valuable nutritive value like vitamins, minerals, live enzymes and most of all, its taste.




Chef Kel likewise shared two yummy recipes using the ingenuity of the Hurom Slow Juicer.


Crispy Tilapia Salad with Citrus - Patis Vinaigrette

Grilled Prawns and Watermelon Salad

The revolutionary Hurom Slow Juicer is available at Rustan’s department stores and is distributed in the Philippines by Zinven International Corp. For more details about the Hurom Slow Juicer, visit www.hurom-slowjuicer.com


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My First Firmoo Eyewear


The postman gave this to me today the other day. Surprise! Surprise!


Its my FREE eyewear from Firmoo.



Firmoo is the world's most popular online eyeglasses store. They offer a wide range of affordable prescription glasses and sunglasses in cheap price yet high quality.

At Firmoo, the prescription glasses and sunglasses are of various styles and types. They also offer the Virtual Try-On System that helps you see how you look with glasses or sunglasses, also helps you find the right pair for yourself.



What Firmoo sent me is the Women's Full Frame Wrap-Around Plastic Sunglasses. It is a highly fashionable model of sunglasses for charming ladies like us in my family. Instead of being round and huge, these fabulous sunglasses have modified oval and small lenses. Fine materials allow lightness. It has a total weight of only 25 grams (including lenses). The front arms are decorated with hollowed out pieces, adding modern feelings.


It also comes with a plastic case, a leatherette pouch, 4pcs spare screw and a mini tight-fit screw driver.

Visit Firmoo Online Store now and select eyeglasses of your choice. You can also like them on their Facebook Page.

Monday, June 18, 2012

American Standard launches new luxury line of bathroom fixtures


American Standard, one of the leading makers of high-quality bathroom fixtures, launches its latest and most luxurious line of products that promises to make any home the envy of the neighborhood.  The latest line of shower heads, lavatories and water closets highlights the company’s commitment to design quality and innovation that it has long been known for.


“These new product lines represent American Standard’s uncompromising belief in the growing sophistication of the market.  These products are here because of extensive product research into what the consumers want and what they need.”  said Noel Tolosa, American Standard marketing manager.

As a trendsetter in the design and innovation sector, American Standard has always ensured that its designs remain relevant to the needs of today’s families and to today’s times.

Conceptualizing for today’s modern dwellings

The company launched the Concept Cube, a line of compact but beautiful and stylish bathroom fixtures.  The Concept Cube seamlessly blends the sleek modern lines with innovative technology, using strong and simple lines for a contemporary look.  A signature soft inner rim that lends architectural style beautifully balances this and is ideal for even small bathrooms so common in today’s condominium housing.  The Concept faucet series, on the other hand, complements the modern, compact and sophisticated styling of the water closets and lavatories.  Made of high-quality chrome, these faucets make even small bathrooms chic and stylish.  The faucet allows better water saving because it provides better control for users and being leak free.

Satis Asteo
It is said that the evolution of the water closet is a reflection of how civilized human living has become.  This philosophy is reflected in the Satis Asteo water closet collection, which features amenities like LED dim lighting, soft music, automatic seat open and flushing, twin nozzle bidet, and air purification system that eliminates bad odors and airborne fungi and bacteria.  The Satis Asteo reflects American Standard’s mantra of innovating on products to meet its customers’ changing lifestyles.  

EuroZen
           The EuroZen, on the other hand, brings the most innovative and convenient functions to bathroom hygiene in a sleek and compact water closet.  With functions like siphon jet tornado flushing, powerful massage/cleanse function, deodorizer, warm dryer, nozzle with automatic cleaning, anti-bacterial nozzle, seat heater, and lift-off and slow- close seat cover, the EuroZen gives new meaning to luxury, comfort and high-tech to water closets and will make any bathroom a conversation piece.


 More vibrant colors mean more fun in the shower
Looking at the company’s new line of shower heads, it is clear that the inspiration came from one thing:  vibrant colors.  The iColor Hand Showers evokes a fantasy world of plastic and bubble.  Through a fascinating and playful concoction of art, science and technology, the iColor Hand Shower is well suited to today’s fun-loving and imaginative homeowner.  The line of products pushes the boundaries of the human imagination—with refreshing results .

Ventuno
The Ventuno collection is designed by award-winning Italian designer, Franco Bertoli. It is an absolute choice for cosmopolitan consumers as it reflects the patterns of today’s urban architecture and elements of modern style.  Designed with the sophisticated urbanite in mind, the Ventuno’s rounded, essentialized forms and geometric edges create sensations of pure harmony in every bathroom.

World-Class and award-winning designers
American Standard has always been setting trends in bathroom fixtures, not just in the aspect of technological innovation but in design as well.  This is made possible by a highly creative team whose members are also into other industries such as automotive, fashion, home and furniture, and luxury items, among others.

Some of the world’s most creative and award-winning industrial designers who design for American Standard are David Chipperfield, Ronen Joseph, Achim Pohl and Tomas Fiegl (Artefakt), Mark Sadler, Khumtong Jansuwan and Franco Bertoli, all of whom have earned awards from prestigious award-giving bodies.

The American Standard’s new line of bathroom fixtures is available in major building materials depots nationwide.

Note: This is a PRESS RELEASE



First Laguna Blogging Summit


The First Laguna Blogging Summit is an open event for the Pinoy Social Media/Blogging community and will be held on August 9, 2012 and August 10, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Laguna Provincial Cultural Center in Sta. Cruz,Laguna


For the past years, events like this has become a highly-anticipated interaction venue where famous and upcoming Pinoy bloggers give informative talks. More than 300 bloggers from all over the country make time to attend events like this and with 26 municipalities and 4 cities from the province of LAGUNA, we're expecting more.

According to COMELEC Spokesman James Jimenez " A historical event."

For this event, we already have FAMOUS and notable confirmed speakers who are making a difference in their own way. 

Here's the Final set of speakers; 

1. RANDELL TIONGSON, RFP® is an advocate of Life & Personal Finance; Director of the Registered Financial Planner Institute Philippines; Columnist, Philippine Daily Inquirer; Columnist for Moneysense Magazine; Columnist for E-Life; Adviser, Blas F. Ople Policy Center; in-charge of financial literacy advocacy for OFW’s; 20+ years of experience in the Financial Service Industries – Banking, Mutual Funds & Insurance.

2. Charles P. "CARLOS" CELDRAN is a Manila tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist; Assistant Director of the Heritage Conservation Society, a non-profit organization working towards preserving historical architecture. There he gained experience in directing historical tours, which set the stage for the launch of his own tour company "Walk This Way" in 2002. In 2005 he became the owner/director of an art exhibition space called The Living Room.

3. ELIZABETH ANGSIOCO  is the national chairperson of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines and a forefront activist for women’s right. Her group is one of the main lobbyists for the Anti-Violence Against Women and their Children Act and the Magna Carta for Women. Last year, Beth won the The Advocate category of the first Globe Tatt Awards for her active participation in fighting for the RH Bill.

4.  NOEMI LARDIZABAL DADO is a prominent blogger, a new media publisher, and internet entrepreneur. She started her career at Melleco Foods Corporation as the production and quality control food supervisor for the Van Melle candy line. She worked as a research associate for the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries before becoming an independent real estate broker as president of Lardizabal Development Corporation. In December 2002 she established Globalized Ecommerce Online Solutions which specializes in affordable webhosting services for small and medium-scale businesses.

5. CHUCKIE DREYFUS is a Philippine movie actor and musical composer whose movie-acting career started in 1984 with the movie Idol, in which he played the sidekick of Philippine action star, Rudy Fernandez. He is also the driving force of "CD Sound Labs", his very own digital recording studio founded in the year 2000. What started out as a simple hobby and a makeshift recording studio in his bedroom has turned into his prime preoccupation. Today, "CD Sound Labs" offers full multi-track digital recording at 32-bit processing, 24-bit/192 kHz and higher sampling rates, musical arrangements, commercial jingle production, television/movie scoring and soundtrack, audio/visual presentation, midi sequencing, sound design, foleys/SFX, audio mastering/re-mastering, Album/Graphic Design, CD transferring and CD Duplication.

6  Sonnie Santos - TV Personality and Cyber wellness adviser

7. Juned Sonido- President, Philippine Blog Awards

8. Wenchie Flores Sabban- Congress Chief of Staff and writer

9. Jaypee David - Travel and Food blogger and named by Meet Manila "Empowered traveller"

10. Jinkee Umali- Founder and Digital Publisher of Calamba Online - www.calamba-online.com and Live Life Fullest – www.livelifefullest.com, Jinkee Umali is an I.T. practitioner by profession for almost a decade that runs and owns a family business, VirtualBIZ – www.virtualbizph.com which focuses on developing e-commerce, business websites and blogs.

11. Noel De Guia - BPO Industry advocate and Twitter Personality

12. King Del Rosario - Social Media Specialist

13. Enzo Luna - Publisher of Juan Manila Express; Editor-in-Chief for Social Plus Magazine (digital magazine); A Blogger, Photographer, Traveler and Social Media/Events Specialist. 

14. James Betia - 2012 Globe Tatt Awards Finalist and travel blogger

15. Azrael Coladilla - Social Media specialist 

16. Jonel Uy - Social Media specialist

17. Janette Toral - a book author, publisher and social media expert and the woman behind the the success of all eight IBlog Philippine Blogging Summit that's yearly held at University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. 

18. Acee Vitangcol - Digital Strategist under ABS-CBN

19. Alvin Cloyd Dakis - Presidential Awardee for Health 

20. Fitz Villafuerte - Fitz Gerard Villafuerte is a civil engineer who decided to quit the corporate world back in 2003 to pursue entrepreneurship.  Currently, he owns and manages several small and medium enterprises, but mostly enjoys his time trading forex and investing in the stock market while travelling around the country. His blog called Ready To Be Rich, which has already won award. An international finance publication, Wise Bread, has likewise ranked his website as among the Top 100 Personal Finance
blogs in the world.

Laguna (capital, Sta. Cruz) is a province of the Philippines found in the CALABARZON region in Luzon. It is located southeast of Metro Manila, south of the province of Rizal, west of Quezon, north of Batangas and east of Cavite. Laguna almost completely surrounds Laguna de Bay, the largest lake in the country. The province acquired its name from the Spanish word lago, which means lake or lagoon. The city with the highest population (based on 2010 census) is Calamba City, while the least population is the Municipality of Famy.

Laguna is notable for being the birthplace of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, the country's national hero. Laguna is also famous among tourists for the Pagsanjan Falls, the University of the Philippines Los Baños campus and the hot spring resorts of Calamba City, Pila Town Plaza, Taytay Falls, Majayjay, the wood carvings and papier mache created by the people of Paeté, the turumba of Pakil, the Tsinelas footwears in Liliw, the Pandan Festival of Luisiana, the Seven Lakes of San Pablo City (San Pablo City is the first city in the province) and Hidden Valley Springs in Alaminos.

For years, Blogging Conference or Summit were held in different parts of the country but not yet in Laguna.  the objective of this event is to bring to the south the best speakers in the Philippines to make Laguna more aware about the advantages and benefits of Social Media. This is also one way to promote TOURISM and that "Its More Fun in the Philippines and Laguna - is one place to spend the fun due to its relaxing weather, hot spring resorts and the sweetest tropical fruits". 

This event is still looking for sponsors.  Call or text 09213191471 or email to gracenicolas@yahoo.com

Note: for Press Release




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Something for Daddy


Something for dads who are always on the run

Do you have a dad who’s always up for a challenge, trying to outlast, and outrun what he sees as his rival? It may not necessarily be another person; it could be just himself. Dads who are fond of joining marathons and even triathlons definitely belong in this category, because they keep at it for the simple reason that they always want to be at their best.


You know that with his ultra-competitive nature, it can be a little tricky to get him something that he would fancy on Father’s Day. Never for him are the usual stuff that other dads get, like ties, handkerchiefs, polo shirts and wallets – simply because he isn’t like any other dad.

If running is his passion, don’t just settle on getting him a pair of running shoes. First of all, get him a great brand, and secondly, make sure that it comes from a store that specializes in catering to his favorite sport. He will definitely appreciate the thought and effort in buying him his gift. Get it only from RUNNR, the first world-class pure running specialty store in the metro.

In addition to offering a wide track of the best running brands from around the world, RUNNR adds a dash of science behind this activity. It offers a suite of state of the art services called FOOTWORX that provides Footprint Analysis, Video Gait Analysis, and Custom Insole Moulding. The result is a shoe that matches the exact type of foot, allowing your dad to push himself more into his passion for running.

RUNNR carries well-known brands like Adidas, Asics, Brooks, New Balance, Nike, Fuelbelt, Moving Comfort, CW-X, and the revolutionary line of Newton shoes.

“We envisioned RUNNR to carry everything that can satisfy even the most die-hard aficionado of the sport. Running dads who want nothing but the best will definitely find it here, and they deserve it on their special day,” said store founder Toby Claudio.

Alternatively, you can lavish your competitive dad with running apparel, accessories, supports and insoles from Spenco and Mueller, top-of-the-line watches and eyewear like Polar and Smith Optics, or nutrition supplements like Hammer and Sport Beans.

So go and treat your dad to RUNNR, and make him feel like the winner that he is. RUNNR specialty stores are located at B3, Bonifacio High Street in Taguig, Trinoma Mall in Quezon City and Ayala Center Cebu. For inquiries, contact 651-7777 or check out www.runnr.com.ph

Do Something New and Healthy for Your Dad This Father’s Day

It’s that time of the year again when everyone is given the chance to make their dads feel special once more. And there is no better way to reward them for all their hard work than to do something special together or give them a nice gift this coming Father’s Day.


          The usual gifts such as pricey watches, stylish wallets, sophisticated gadgets or his favorite chocolates are indeed thoughtful, but after giving him the same stuff year after year; these things might not appeal to him anymore. In this case, you have to think out of the box. After all, its for your dad and this is his day. So why not think of getting him something new or have the two of you do something special that will not only make him smile but will also make a lasting impact on his life?

How about getting your dad something that will make him healthy?

          With all the hustle and bustle he goes through everyday, all year round, your dad’s health and wellness should be a concern of yours also. A healthy and fit body will not only help him deal effectively with the daily grind but also make him live longer, giving you more years to spend together. This can only be achieved by living a healthy lifestyle and engaging in different physical activities.

Here are some things you can get for your dad and do together to get him into shape:

 Get him to play – Playing with him in the sport he is into is a good physical activity that you and your dad can do together. Ask him to join you and your friends play ball, ask for a tennis match or tell him how bad you would beat him in a football game.

 Ask him to join you in your morning jog - Though this means having to wake up in the early morning,  this is a good bonding activity and a healthy way to spend time together.

Buy him a new pair of sports shoes -  If your dad is into sports, loves running or fancies outdoor activities such mountain climbing or camping, a shoe he can use for these activities would be the perfect gift for him.
Do home workouts together – There is surely a way to get your dad into shape even if he hates doing sports or any outdoor activity. Buy him a set of weight training accesories and equipment, and ask him to join you in your workouts. In this case, dumb bells, gym balls or even boxing gloves and mitts are great gifts to buy for your dad.

Surprise him with a trip to the outdoors – Get a bike and take him to a place where he can relax and feel closer to nature.  Having complete accessories and the right equipment can make your trip free from any dangers and hassles, so you have to get them first before your trip.

            It surely does take a lot of effort but you can start by getting him something that he can use for these activities. He will definitely love it if you would get him a gift from Toby’s Sports, the country’s leading sports equipment and apparel retail chain.

            Toby's Sports offers a wide variety of products that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle. From fitness equipment, sports apparel, accessories and footwork, Toby’s is the perfect place to find a sporty gift for your dad this Father’s day.

             “We offer great gifts for dads this coming Fathers’ Day, products that will greatly encourage them to get back into shape and live a healthy lifestyle,” said Toby’s Sports president, Toby Claudio. “Personally, if my kids were to give me a gift this Father’s day, I would like to get the Shake Weight dumb bells. It’s the perfect gift for busy dads like me, since it allows me to workout even at home and without going to the gym” he added.

               Now that you have these new ideas, it is about time to start putting them into action. Father’s Day is just around the corner, so go now to the nearest Toby Sports outlets and get your dad the perfect sporty gift.

Learn more about sports at www.tobys.com and on Facebook/Tobysstore while keep up to date by following Toby’s Sports at @tobyssports on Twitter.


Note: This is a Press Release

Monday, June 11, 2012

Breakfast for Monday morning


Today's breakfast.


Coffee and pancit bihon.  

Have you tried the Nescafe 3-in-1 Gold? It is a combination of Arabica and Robusta beans complemented with creamer and sugar. It comes  in a pack which contains 5 pieces stick sachet at 50 pesos per pack. I am fond of 3-in-1's because honestly I don't know to make coffee.  

Preparation: Just add 1 coffee stick sachet to 180ml hot water.


Happy Monday Morning Everyone!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tuesday Road Trip,First Stop: Antipolo Church



I can no longer remember when was the last time I've been to Antipolo? Probably several years ago, that's why. It was not a weekend but we headed to Antipolo church early Tuesday morning (June 5).  I went there with my father (who is celebrating his 73rd birthday), my younger sister Jivveth, with her hubby and 2 kids.  Of course I tag along my little boy.






The main purpose of this trip is for the blessing of my sister's van.  The vehicle just came out of the repair shop, had it fixed after mishaps encountered some months ago.  I am just so glad its back on track now because it serves as a source of income for them.


It took us less two hours to travel from Calamba to Antipolo church.  Upon arrival, my sister immediately had their vehicle registered.  Afterwhich, a priest went down to where we are parked and blessed the vehicle.




After the vehicle blessing, we attended the morning mass.






Of course, before we headed back, its time to buy "pasalubong".  We went to the store of a guy who assisted us earlier to find a parking slot.  He mentioned no fees to be collected, just visit their store and buy something if we want - which we did of course, to return the gratitude.




There were lots of food items to choose from.  But since most of them are the same thing that can be found in Calamba stores, we just decided to buy cashew nuts and "suman".




Along the road near the church vicinity there are also lots of stalls selling religious items, souvenirs and some toys.




One vendor allowed my little boy to hold the wooden toy which he is selling.  So glad, Ivan didn't realized it was for sale ha!ha! after a few minutes of playing with it, he carefully handed it back to the vendor saying "thank you manong".




It's only 11am and since we are not yet that hungry (because we already muched some "suman") we decided to have lunch later.


So off to our next stop Max's Restaurant at Harrison Plaza.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Blogger Sign Ups!



Welcome to the Blogger sign ups for a FREE Kindle EVENT in celebrating the Grand Opening of Literary Addicts!

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Taming the Wolf (Coming Soon); Bride of Fae (Coming Soon); 
Immortal Voyage (Coming Soon); Mark of the Witch


Event Dates: June 15 - 29
Details: This is a FREE blogger event (opens internationally)


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Ivan's First Toy Car

I was hauling through my son's toy chest to clear up some clutter when I came across this toy car. 






It is Ivan's first toy car.  The toy was a gift from his dad and it was given to him when he was about 2 months old.  By that time I think this toy car doesn't fit him yet so I just kept it for a while.  After a few more months, he's then able to play with his dad's gift.


I took videos of baby Ivan playing with his toy car when he was just about seven months old.








What I like about this Fisher Price toy, its really suitable for young babies small hands because they don't have sharp edges; the colors are very attractive and it has a soft sound as well that makes playing more exciting.  I just make sure that the toy is well clean before I give it to him because he always tends to bite during that time.


I actually already gave this toy car to my nephew JM but he already overgrew it, he's now 2y old.  I told my sister I am getting back the toy because I would like to keep it as a memento for my son.


What about you? what was your child's first ever toy? Do you also keep them or give them away?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Golf Your Way to Father's Day at Marriott Manila



This June, we share our own fun way to uniquely indulge every great leader of the family—our dads! At Marriott Manila, we ensure that we’re the perfect venue to celebrate his life and love through golf.
 
Since it’s another event that deserves a grand blow out, food is always the first thing to consider especially for the man who takes time to enjoy family, hobby, and a good meal of course. If thinking where to eat on his special day, it would be great to consider a venue where dad can enjoy a hole-in-one treat from dining, accommodation, plus his love for golf!

Wake up the whole family a little earlier and head to Marriott Café for a taste of our most-talked about Sunday Brunch. Needless to say, there’s just something so endearing about a brunch especially at Marriott Café which has set the bar on the way we brunch—cozy, comforting, and basically has everything to satisfy an ever-fickle taste buds. For only P2, 500 net, the whole family is in to be treated with a spread that is purely gourmet. You cant’ go wrong with executive chef Meik Brammer’s 17 stations, featuring its newest additions such as oyster bar, chilled seafood, salumiere, cheese studio, homemade pasta, yakitori, Chinese, and tandoor. Plus, Cru Steakhouse also incorporates its specialties such as Angus beef rib eye, strip loin steak, grilled fish, squid and veggies--which of course, every meat lover dad should never pass up! If you’re family is a fan of big, tender, and tasty slabs of steaks, you must have heard about our Cru. Our well marbled, precious steak slices that are usually saved up for special occasions can now be gorged limitless and enough to suffice the price for this brunch. And who would’ve thought that a martini bar is such as pleasure to enjoy this time of they day? With these well-crafted cocktails and great mixes, it will surely set the stage for dad’s extra special event.  Plus, our chocolate room that spells decadence is brimming with assorted chocolates and rich cake choices is always worth saving up the space for. Whether it’s for the romantic mom and dad or sweet-toothed siblings, this corner is bound to let you experience a taste of heaven.  And if you haven’t tasted just yet our sensational homemade gelato, it’s the best time to savor every flavor,   especially the famous Ferrero!  

What’s amazing with dads is that, they love all sort of action-packed bonding experience, especially if it’s a golf game. That’s why while enjoying brunch, an indoor putting station awaits all families that is guaranteed to bring fun and can make any family closer than ever. Make sure to bring out the best putt for a chance to win Marriott Manila gift certificates such as overnight stay, Java+, Marriott Café buffet, golf lessons, and freebies when dad makes it hole-in-one.
 
But if your goal is to surprise dad with a most romantic kind of date, book for a Cru Steakhouse dinner. For this occasion, sous chef Redj Casanova takes it up a notch with a special Father’s Day 4-course menu: Crispy soft shell crab salad, cream of chicken veloute, grilled grain fed Australian rib eye or pan roasted salmon fillet, and dark chocolate soufflé with Bailey’s ice cream--all at P4, 000 net.  And since it’s a day to be extra lavish, might as well consider treating him with a wine-by-the-glass which can add a wine tasting dimension to a meal. With its welcoming yet sophisticated fine dining vibe coupled by Cru’s personalized flair of service, dad will surely feel an amazing king of the day experience that he’ll probably talk about for years.
 
Another hands-down way to reward a hard working head of the family is by taking him at the Quan Spa, where he’s in to experience a whole new way to wholeness and wellness. Featuring Pevonia Detox massage for only P5, 950 net, this two-hour treatment is designed for distressing, detoxifying, and toning while taking away toxins and impurities of the body. This revered treatment for two hours is using Pevonia’s seaweed wrap teeming with nourishing extracts, guaranteed to revive and refresh a tired body. 
 
 
Who said that crafting a special event like this would be such a pain? At Marriott Manila, we offer a simple formula for an occasion that is worth remembering while getting out of the traditional.
 
For inquiries or reservations, call 988-9999.
 
An inviting beacon set in the world-class casino entertainment complex of Resorts World Manila, Marriott Hotel Manila is the place to work and play. Ideally located in Newport City across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, it is a convenient 15 minute drive from Makati Business District and Bonifacio Global City . Affording a splendid view of the adjoining 18-hole Villamor Golf Course, it boasts 342 exquisite guest accommodations that offers luxurious bedding, in-room safe, mini-bar, high-speed Internet, air conditioning, 40" full high definition LCDs with IPTV, videos on demand and jack pack plug-and-play system. The hotel features excellent dining options such as Marriott Cafe, Cru Steakhouse, Java+ and Lobby Lounge. Leisure facilities include Quan Spa, Health Club, Salon and Newport Mall. With a Grand Ballroom and several meeting rooms, Marriott Hotel Manila is also the ultimate destination for meetings and events, from weddings to gala dinner celebrations.

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