Category Archives: Contest

X-MEN: Days of Future Past

What would you correct from your past to save the future?

A very interesting question indeed. Personally, I have done a lot of mistakes in the past, even as I am typing now, but I never really thought of the implications of those for the future. Would it be impacting? Was it bad enough to damage someone? Was it something that I have regrets about? I don’t know. But this would be the right time to talk about it now.

I had to let go of my cats after I gave birth. This may be one of the things I would like to correct. They were babied since I got them as kittens. They were so domesticated that I feel they would not do well outside. During that time, I was under pressure to make a choice. And the choice was my husband and son, against keeping them. I shouldn’t have made that decision. I should have made an alteration instead. I should have just kept them outside, where I can still feed them. Now I know it’s too late. The possibility that they may have starved, worst, died still lingers on my mind now and then. This is one choice that I know will forever burden me, and I am not proud of it. Not one bit.


Good News Before The Week Ends

Hi. If you are my friend on Facebook, I am sure you would notice that I like love joining contests! Truth be told, minsan, nakakahiya na din sa mga nasa-spam sa mga required posts and tweets ng mga contest na sinasalihan ko, to the point that I skip those steps. As a general rule, I set it upon myself to only join contests from the blogs that I religiously regularly follow and only if I really like the prize at stake.

This month, I read from one of those blogs about the AXA Failproof Your Child’s Education campaign. I liked the idea of saving, no, investing for the future. I liked it so much, that this will be our first project once we are done paying with one of the heavy hitters on our budget, our car. (Note to self: research further on mutual funds and insurance, and anything related to it)

So anyway, the said campaign is holding an ongoing contest wherein I joined. As much as I was not expecting that much, given that there were a lot of participants, this was what came in my email the other day;



My name was drawn! Yay! I feel so happy! Though it was not the Gymboree membership that I wanted, it is still an educational tour, plus a very good excuse to bring Geoff to MOA (Babe, are you reading this? Heehee!).

I immediately looked up Nido’s Discovery Science Center website so that I know what to expect when we get there:

Now showing on the planetarium

Screenshot from the Nido website: Now showing on the planetarium

Aside from the planetarium, they have several galleries such as:

  • Nature Works
  • All About You
  • Transportation Nation
  • Be Connected
  • Earth and Space
  • Marine Adventure
  • Go Green

Geoff is only 16 months old, but I’m pretty sure he will enjoy this experience. Thank you AXA for holding the contest!

You may visit their page for more information:

Nido Science Discovery Center:


Productive Weekend

I think it was 2 weeks ago, or maybe a week ago when I was announced as one of the winners from the The Soshal Network‘s anniversary giveaway. I got an email stating that I was to pick up my prize in St. Nails spa in Makati last July 6. It was a Saturday, and I called St. Nails the day before for the “how to get there” portion (The most complicated city that I have ever been to is Makati. Go figure).

Babe went with me as we have plans of watching a movie after. The location was really easy to find and we arrived at around 1 PM. The schedule was supposed to be 1:30 PM, so tambay muna kami sa katabing San Miguel Convenient Store. When I decided to check if there is anyone in the spa, I was surprised na meron nang naka set up na tarp for TSN and the lady who welcomed me was none other than Ms. Provinciated. Ms. Domesticated and Ms. Sophisticated welcomed me as well and presented me with my prize. They were all nice, with great smiles, and they knew my face.

This is the first time that I met people for the first time, and matched my name with my face (considering that there were other winners as well). Yung tipong hindi lang nagpopost for the sake of posting at nagpapa-giveaway for the sake of having a bigger fan base. Honestly, I am what you would call a lurker, I rarely comment, and abang lang ang peg sa update. SO, big deal sa akin yung nag effort si Ms. D na icheck ang pictures namin 🙂


With the TSN girls, P, D, and S! Gulat si Babe, nasali pa cia sa photo-op! Photo courtesy of the TSN site

BTW, here are the contents of the prize loot that I got:


The Soshal Prizes 🙂

Originally, I was just expecting the Shu Eumura foundation, gloss, and GC from Slimmers World. Imagine my surprise nung meron pang additional na surprise (daming word na surprise, haha!) In summary, ito na talaga yung laman:

  1. TSN notepad
  2. Shu Uemura Mousse Foundation
  3. Shu Eumura Lip Gloss
  4. Hierbas de Mallorca
  5. Mir and Ryvi Tomato Soap
  6. Mir and Ryvi Papaya Soap
  7. Nature Facial Wash
  8. Starbucks GC worth 100
  9. Slimmers World GC worth 1,500

Pleasant surprise no? Even so, I am glad that I got the opportunity to meet them, and to be honest, mas grabe yung tuwa ko when my name was drawn. Minsan lang kasi ako manalo.

Heniwey, happy anniversary TSN! I am looking forward to reading more blogs in the future. 🙂

P.S. Here is their post about the winners. Cover picture talaga kame. Haha!

Transform Yourself With Schick

If you had the powers of MAN OF STEEL for one (1) week, how would you use it?

Considering that this is Superman we are talking of, I can only think of a few things. Some out of the  most selfish reasons only because I am a mom. However, if I am to steal a line from Spiderman, “with great power comes great responsibility”, thus, here are my thoughts on how I would use the Man of Steel’s power if I had it for a week:

  1. Use my flying powers to travel everywhere I want. This way, I’d get to experience other country’s culture and taste any food in my liking, especially those featured in Adam Richman’s Man vs. Food.
  2. Use my superhuman strength to scale mountains in the Philippines and eventually those abroad (IMHO, this might not be fun as it seems kasi effortless na if ever).
  3. Using my heat vision, I would carve my son’s face on the surface of the earth using my heat vision. It’s going to be so large that google maps would see it, with a quote, “Geoff was here” (tipong Mount Rushmore lang ang peg).
  4. Speed in order to get things done, like errands and houseworks that takes too much time. More quality time with my boys.
  5. Super hearing abilities, to really know who are true to me and those who aren’t (haha!)

Those are just some of what I can think of. On a more serious note, I have also asked some people as to what they think about the question. One unselfish answer caught my attention, and I think, it is worthy to be copied (with his permission, of course). He said, “ Ako wala ako gagawin. dahil magiging imbalanced ang mundo kung meron ako gawin sa 1 week na iyon.” True, no?

Anyway, since I do not have the power, and I am a woman (naks), I’d rather have my very own superman. And what man can be superman if you have a hairy face (no offense!)? Good thing, hubby regularly shaves and is clean looking all the time. Wanna know what he uses? it’s Schick!


Schick. Free Your Skin.


Sure, I have been attracted to guys with goatees before, but I wouldn’t trade Babe’s smooth face with anyone anytime. Would not want to wish for more, as I have my own Superman.

Wanna hear some good news? Join Schick’s Superman promo contest by clicking the picture above. Win exciting prices and more. So go and buy those amazing razors, and register.

Special thanks to Babe and my friends from TWSD for giving me ideas 🙂

Per DTI-NCR Permit No.1843 Series of 2013

Cute Shirt Designs

I have been stalking a few blogs for a few months now, and I am quite fond of some of them. According to most of their stories, everything started with a comment. Sadly, I am not quite active in commenting. Maybe because I am unsure of what to say and by the time I want to comment on something, wala na yung chance. Masyado na matagal and it would no longer be relevant.

One of the staple things that I often read are about children’s apparel. It seems that one of the popular is Bug and Kelly. I know I have read it somewhere, and true enough, I read it on Mrs. Pickiest Eater’s blog, Rina’s Rainbow. You can read about their humble beginnings here.

According to the said post, they create kid’s wear with catchy lines from our favorite music. I can almost see baby Geoff in one of those “Rolling in the deep” shirt, as he is currently fascinated with fishes and undersea creatures. Being made of soft cotton blends of cotton poly and cotton spandex, I am pretty sure, Geoff will still be comfortable wearing it even in this super hot weather.

On a good note, I was also lucky to have stumbled upon Bebengisms. You see, I am a sucker for contests and when I saw that she was giving away 2 shirts (one each for a girl and a boy), I have to enter that right away. That said, here is this blog entry, with a VERY hopeful wish for me to win.

P.S. I also suggested a music line, “I’m Mr. Brightside!” as one of the qualifiers. I find the song catchy and “astig” (harhar!)