Friday, April 29, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Block Screening Hosted by SMART

April 29, 2016 0 Comments
Last March 29, 2016, SMART Communications Inc. hosted an exclusive screening of the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at SM City Davao. 

A few days before the block screening, I was able to watch the movies Man of Steel and Dark Knight which was shown on Warner Bros. TV. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a continuation of Man of Steel. After Superman's battle with General Zod, a lot of lives are lost, people living in pain and a lot of things are damaged. This is where Bruce Wayne's anger or hatred to Superman started...


I enjoyed the movie along with some of the Davao Bloggers Society members, I was glad to see familiar faces around and good old friends. SMART also treat us with snacks and drinks and there were raffles and prizes too! It was a great experience and I want to thank SMART for that... :)

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Monday, April 25, 2016

Miel's first Horse-riding Experience

April 25, 2016 0 Comments

Miel is only 4 years old and she wanted to try to ride the horse. I asked her if she's not scared or anything and she said she's not scared. I was having second thoughts if I'll let her or not... I saw some kids and kids almost her age ride the horse and  they were just fine afterwards, so I thought it would be okay for Miel to experience it.


This was in Eden Nature Park and Resort, Toril, Davao City...

She was behaved and relaxed the whole time, she said she was happy and I can see it because she's smiling from start to finish... :) I'm glad I let her experience this memorable moment, her first horse-riding experience was great...

Note: The fee for the Horseback riding is PHP 85.00 :)


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends at SM City Davao

November 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends was held at SM City Davao last Friday, November 6, 2015. Everyone was delighted to see Hello Kitty, Badtz-Maru, My Melody, Kerokerokeroppi and Purin dancing along with the magical fairies, elves and other Christmas characters who made the kids smile and laugh.

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

Check out this video of Dancing Hello Kitty and Friends:

Here's an awesome  video during the Grand Christmas Tree Lighting with Hello Kitty and Friends by I Love Davao.


It's a #MerrySMChristmas at SM City Davao. #ilovedavao
Posted by I Love Davao on Friday, November 6, 2015
Davao Bloggers. Photo credits to Mommy Vanessa of My Teenage Kid and Me... :)

It's a season of giving and the children from City Social Services and Development Office (CSSDO) are the chosen beneficiary for this year's gift giving. Santa Claus and his elves was there to give the gifts to the kids... :)

Photo source: SM City Davao Facebook Page

It was great seeing Hello Kitty and Friends, the grand Christmas tree with hundreds of plush Hello Kitty toys on it. The kids and kids at heart enjoyed the event and couldn't resist to take some photos on the giant Christmas Tree filled with lots of Hello Kitty plush

My little one really enjoyed the event while I had fun taking photos of her... Here are some photos that I take during the event... :)






Monday, October 26, 2015

Children's Health at Risk Due to Haze

October 26, 2015 1 Comments
Because of the Haze on Indonesia, more nearby countries in South-East Asia have been affected and our country is one of them, the Philippines. This is alarming because it's putting not just the children's health at risk but all of the people who will be exposed to the haze. Most of the ones who are suffering are the children and babies whose immune system are still immature.

I've been seeing news about children who had been really affected by the haze, most especially the babies who had been exposed to this hazardous smoke. Some had lived while the others had suffered and died. 

What causes the haze in Indonesia?
The haze is caused by farmers clearing land for plantations for the palm oil, pulp and paper industries, primarily in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan on Borneo and the island of Sumatra. [Source]
There are lots of flights that has been cancelled too due to this haze, not just here in Southern Mindanao but also countries like Singapore and Malaysia. There are also a lot of people in Indonesia who had suffered and died of acute respiratory tract infections. [Information on this website]



Now the haze already reached Davao City, our hometown. I've seen one post on Facebook by a Mom whose kids had been sick then after that a lot of moms have commented and shared that their toddlers and kids were sick too (cough, colds, allergies, asthma, etc.), I guess it's all because of this haze from Indonesia. 

Because of this we have limited our outdoor activities and refrain from going outside especially for our daughter, Miel. My daughter currently has cough and colds too and she had allergies since she was a baby. I am worried that this haze could worsen her condition, so as much as possible we limit ourselves from going out and if we do, we let her wear a mask. We had to stick on our usual routine, home-day care-home and if possible just stay at home if there's no need to go outside. So for those parents who had kids who has history of asthma and other types of allergies, let your kids wear masks for their own safety. Here's the Department of Health (DOH) Health Advisory during Haze:


Stay Safe everyone! I hope and  pray that this Haze will end SOON! 

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Helpful Apps for Pregnants

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
Pregnancy is one of the greatest journeys in a woman’s life. To have the best possible care, a constant companion is a mother’s greatest need. 

Here are the helpful apps that you might need for a healthy pregnancy:

Anmum Pregnancy App (FREE)

You now have a handy mobile tool to help you keep your pregnancy on track. From weekly pregnancy tips, yummy recipes, appointment scheduler, to connecting you with Anmum’s caring team of experts - maintaining a healthy pregnancy is now just one click away.

BabyCenter My Pregnancy Today (FREE)

 Product Features
  • Your Pregnancy Day by Day: Learn how your body's changing, what's ahead, and how to cope
  • Fetal Development Images: See what your baby looks like each week
  • Pregnancy Checklist: Reminders to keep you on track with decisions, appointments, and more
  • Award-Winning Videos: Watch your baby grow in the womb, and witness moms giving birth
  • Birth Clubs: Connect with other women due at the same time
  • Due Date Calculator: Quickly find your due date
  • Nutrition Guide: Manage your weight gain with tips and recipes to help you eat well

BabyBump Pregnancy Free



Product Features
  • Track your weight and waist changes and chart the progress of your pregnancy
  • Educate yourself with week-by-week information about your body changes and your baby's development
  • Keep a pregnancy journal that can be referenced when you're filling out your little one's baby book
  • Manage your baby bump photos
  • Watch the progress bar countdown the days until delivery





Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Diaper Rash

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
What is diaper rash? A Diaper rash (diaper dermatitis) is a skin irritation, usually a reddish color on a baby's genital area or bottom. Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological conditions and most common skin disorder of early childhood.

Our babies have a delicate skin, so some babies can get a diaper rash even if his/her parents frequently change their diapers because of skin sensitivity. But aside from that, What Causes a Diaper Rash? 

There are a lot of things that can cause a diaper rash and here are some of the reasons why:
  • Irritation from using a new product
  • Irritation from stool and urine
  • Allergic reactions to diaper
  • Introduction of new foods
  • Bacterial or yeast (fungal) infection
  • Chafing or rubbing
To treat your baby's diaper rash, let her/him go diaper-free as much as possible. Wash your hands before every diaper change. If possible wash and clean the affected areas with mild soap or cleanser and then make sure that the skin is dry before applying any creams or ointments.

What are the creams and ointments that you used when your baby had diaper rash?

As for me, I have tried using Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) and it helped lessen my baby's diaper rash
But there's this one diaper rash ointment that my mother-in-law suggested which is Vandol. It's very effective and  it really helped soothe my baby's irritating rashes.

How about you, what's the best diaper rash creams or ointments have you tried that worked well for your baby?

Bio-Oil Review

September 27, 2015 0 Comments
When I was still pregnant (the year 2011) and on my 3rd trimester, I started to have stretch marks and dark marks on my belly. I don't know why or what caused it and I am not so happy about it. A few months after giving birth to my baby girl, my sister gave me this product, Bio-Oil, and said that I should try this on my stretch marks

I wasn't regularly using Bio-Oil because I got busy being a newbie mom, but whenever I get the chance,  I would diligently put some on the areas where I have a lot of stretch marks; in my belly. Anyways, months and years had passed and I forgot about using this product. But what I noticed is that my skin had lighten and my stretch marks aren't that visible in some areas of my body. I didn't use anything except  Bio-Oil. Now, I believe this brand is really effective and so I started using it again. 

Aside from using Bio-oil on my stretch marks, I also use it in my face. Yes, I even use Bio-Oil before applying make-up, its a very good moisturizer and won't leave an oily residue on my face and doesn't clog my pores.

I didn't notice it for a long time but my acne scars had lightened over the years and I believe it's because of Bio-Oil since it is the only product that I've been religiously using for years.

Bio-Oil contains numerous ingredients that help the skin, become softer and smoother thereby improving the appearance of aging and wrinkled skin. With regular application, Bio-Oil helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone. It also prevents the formation and improves the appearance of existing stretch marks formed during pregnancy, teenage growth spurts, or periods of rapid weight gain.

Here are the Key Ingredients in Bio-Oil:

Vitamin A: Promotes the formation of new collagen and assists in skin renewal, helping to increase elasticity and improve skin’s texture and tone.

Vitamin E: Helps maintain healthy-looking skin, protecting it from the effects of free radicals which cause skin damage and premature aging. Vitamin E is also a fantastic moisturizer.

PurCellin Oil: Improves smoothness and ease of application, making Bio-Oil readily absorbed by the skin. It also acts as an emollient, leaving the skin soft, smooth, and supple.

What I liked about this product is that it absorbs quickly into my skin and it doesn't feel greasy after using it. And it smelled good too, maybe it's because of the plant extracts like the lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil and calendula oil that has been added into this product. By the way, it's hypoallergenic and ideal for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin. So far, I haven't had any problems using this product. ;)

You can buy Bio-Oil at Amazon or if you're in the Philippines, you can buy it any Watsons stores nationwide and at Lazada, click here: https://invol.co/cl141lz. :)



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Ceelin Plus - Our Children's "Shield" from Viruses

August 25, 2015 0 Comments
Times are different now. Pollution and climate change are worse. Viruses and diseases are stronger and more aggressive that it is easier for our kids to catch fever, cough, colds, etc. Most especially when our children are so active and loves to play outdoors and mingle with other children who are sick, it would then be easier for them to catch the virus too.

Because of changing times, immunity should be the topmost priority and non-negotiable health benefit of every parent. As a mom, I always give my daughter anything and everything to protect her from any sickness and diseases caused by viruses. I always give her healthy food and drinks like vegetables, fruits, biscuits, milk, etc. which are essential for her growing needs and to keep her healthy too. But since times are different now, these are not enough. That's why I always give my daughter, Ceelin Plus everyday for superior protection. She's the one who keeps on reminding me to give her vitamins everyday and  she loved the apple flavor. :)

Ang batang naka-Ceelin Plus, may Proteksyong Plus! :)

Ceelin Plus has Vitamin C PLUS Zinc for Proteksyong Plus. With Ceelin Plus there’s another layer of protection – the first one is the Ceelin helmet which stands for Vitamin C. The additional layer (Plus) is the shield which represents Zinc. 

Vitamin C and Zinc found in Ceelin Plus can actually reduce severity and shorten bout of sickness. Imagine what it can do if it’s used every day – it can really protect our children from getting sick. 


Furthermore, Ceelin Plus has an advantage over other Vitamin C and Zinc products. It has ZincPlus technology which ensures the correct levels of Vitamin C and Zinc; so, the child is assured of superior protection. Ceelin Plus is a product of Unilab.