Nov 29, 2012

Most of us get drown from all the busyness during the holiday season often guilty of neglecting of taking time to pause and reflect that all the celebration really is about one person alone -- the birth of our dear Lord Jesus Christ.

So gather up your family to a quick viewing of this video from my home church and start the ball rolling for making Christmas traditions in your own home. Here is Pastor Paolo and wife Jenn Punzalan.


From our household to yours, have a blessed and meaningful Christmas celebration! If you have any prayer request or even feeling melancholy during this season, feel free to comment below to share it with us or email me at Rest assured we will partner with you in prayer.

Nov 28, 2012

If you follow me in instagram, you probably noticed I am kinda fancying the Samsung Smartphone WB150F.

But as said in the Bible, we should do all things to glorify God. So I am still praying on it if I should buy one. And if He answers YES, ask God for financial provisions. Ganun naman talaga si Lord ibebless nya tayo according to His will so don't be afraid to ask through prayer.

So while waiting upon the Lord, here is a hilarious video from the young and pretty internet sensation Petra Mahalimuyak. I recently learned about her YouTube channel. I like this video and to my surprise she was using the Samsung WB150F. LOL!

Who is Petra and why does she talk like that? Watch this 24 Oras interview of Ashley Rivera.

Nov 27, 2012

Description from SkitGuys.ComAdmit it, you’ve given some terrible gifts. There’s someone who has never given a bad gift, though…God! For Christmas, however, He gave us something no one could’ve imagined. This video by Dan Stevers illustrates the miracle of Christmas in a fun and poignant way.

Evidently, I had fun attending the very first Nuffnang Philippines Bloggers Summit that I ended up with a number of posts. If you have been following me on twitter, you know I am down with a bad case of cough and cold. I've been wanting to finish out my Blogopolis series last Sunday but I couldn't gather my thoughts. Although, I am still recuperating right now I would like to wrap all things Blogopolis before I go on vacation.

As I close this, below are the TOP 5 Things I Like About Blogopolis 2012

Top 5: Makati Shangri-La. Easy location and a very posh venue to conduct the one day summit. Lovely background for the pictures, don't you agree?

Jase and I hope you enjoyed our sneak peak post last Sunday on Wolfgang's live performance during the BGC Passionfest. If you haven't read it yet, make sure to drop by the post to view the "No Falter" video and get a chance to win a 100 mL bottle body spray from AcQuabella by Penshoppe.

Here are the rest of the photo set during their one hour performance. Mind you Wolfgang was the very FIRST professional act that performed during the very FIRST Bonifacio Global City Passionfest. So this was history in the making, epic! Just like the performance of the band: EPIC. Rock on!!!

The last song Wolfgang did as they end their session during the BGC Passionfest 2012
"Halik ni Hudas" Live Performance

Joseph, the Dreamer (Sand artist from TV5 Talentadong Pinoy)
also provided the backdrop during their set

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Nov 26, 2012

Now, I am having flats overload. Latest offerings from my favorite online shoe store
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Lulu Swing is back from their one week out of the country vacation. Here is their updated inventory. Order your shoesies by filling up this form.

Suelas is having a Christmas Sale on the following design. Place your order at I'm taking advantage to get some as Christmas gifts.

Christmas day is just around the corner and we at Victory Fort invite you to join our spiritual family to celebrate this season in remembering the birth of our Savior and King - Jesus! See you in the following special services.

Christmas Greetings from Victory Fort Staff
They're so cute in this video!

Location Map of Victory Fort - Bonifacio Global City Taguig
In Front of Market Market and STI College
Blue Glass Building with Fountain and "Every Nation" name at the front

Nov 25, 2012

Hubby and I grew up in the 90s -- the era when Pinoy Rock Bands reign the FM radio frequency. Not only the Eraserheads and Rivermaya tops the OPM Charts and fills up song hits magazines, but metal bands like Wolfgang also made their own personal mark in the local music industry.

Fast forward today, two decades after -- who would have thought that we will have the chance to see the rock band royalty, Wolfgang, performing live in our favorite place to be: Bonifacio Global City... for FREE!

Yeap, it was through the efforts of the Bonifacio Global City community who put up the very first PassionFest 2012. A 3-day celebration of different passions that makes this urban modern community lively and interactive. I'll be blogging more about the PassionFest in the following days but for the meantime here is a preview of Wolfgang's performance last night. They were the very first professional act that performed as the festivity opened.

No Falter by Wolfgang

Coincidentally, one of my Nuffnang Blogopolis freebies from AcQuabella by Penshoppe is a 100mL bottle of "I AM ROCK CHIC" included in the I AM Body Spray Collection. I totally enjoyed the first two scents that I tried that this time I also want to share this fragrance to one blog reader who rocks!

Here's the mechanics:

Open for blog readers here and abroad but with shipping address within the Philippines (so I could ship the bottle with no hassle, I will cover the shipping charges). Male readers can join assuming that you are joining to win for a rock chic that you know *yiheee, may crush*.

1. Click the Facebook Share icon found below at the very end of this post to quickly share in your timeline.
2. Leave your Facebook username in the comment box (also found below) so we could find you in FB.

That's it! Promo ends on December 8, 12 midnight and we'll announce the winner at our FB Pages the next day. For security purposes, we will get the shipping address of the future winner via personal email.

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Nov 24, 2012

Thanks to Nuffnang Blogopolis, I am now on my second scent from the AcQuabella by Penshoppe freebie. I already tried one fragrance from the I AM Collection body spray so I decided to try one from the Fruity Mist Collection.

The one I had inside my loot bag was the Cherry Burst variant. So I sprayed it on me and smelled it.
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Then I asked hubby to sniff me (hihihi, children don't do this at home!). He purposely flirtly lingered a little while getting wind of the scent. He smiled back at me and said it smells like bubble gum. I totally agree because it kinda reminded me of my childhood favorite candy -- the Cherry Balls bubblegum that you get for 25 cents a piece that doubled as a red lipstick. Remember that one? When we were still a young girl we use it trying to look like all dolled up without putting on actual make-up.

Photo from the Internet (Cherry Balls)

The Fruity Mist Cherry Burst body spray made me reminiscent of that childhood memory and I like that when fragrance triggers your sensory and allowing your brain to find connections to your experiences. I am glad that I opened this bottle for myself.

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But wait there is more!

I have enjoyed the two scents that I tried so far that I'll be sharing the remaining AcQuaBella by Penshoppe freebies to a lucky blog reader. Catch my next post so you too can activate your sense of smell when I give away AcQuabella by Penshoppe Body Spray for FREE!!!
I have to admit that when it comes to shopping I am fond of tiangges. I still do buy a piece or two from branded shops once in a while. But being a young wife and blessed to have this time to save up before having a baby, I have programmed myself to become resourceful when looking out for budget friendly outfits. Pieces that would be within the 250 to 500 peso-price-range. Pag more than that na, dapat branded naman ng onti.

Greenhills is the tiangge mecca but it could be very tiresome to go around each and every stall so I am glad that Market Market BGC have a tiangge area inside their mall. But my dilemma now is that the clothing stalls caters mostly to petite ladies. So poor me who had gained weight due to subclinical hypothyroidism, it became harder to buy clothes from the tiangge. Until I discovered Marmalade Shop inside Fashion Market.

Unlike their neighboring stalls, Marmalade sells nice tops and dresses that actually fits woman of my size without making 'em losyang. Let us admit that tiangge clothes in bigger sizes oftenly sacrifice style over fitting. But thanks to them I already have some OOTD (Outfit of the Day) which includes a piece from Marmalade Shop.

Halter Dress worn on my Bday Spa Treat
Sheer Flowy Polka Dots Top
during BGC Passionfest 2012 (Boni High St)

Here is Melanie, their lively saleslady. She will assist you while you try out their clothes and offer unsolicited suggestions hahaha. Pero it is fun makipagkulitan sa batang toh! I hope the owner takes care of her as their employee. You are not being short changed with the service this girl offers.

Melanie giving me her sales pitch
Shy type si Cashier girl
Other finds inside Market Market Mall BGC

Do drop by their stall and don't forget to ask some discount. Enjoy shopping!
 Marmalade inside Fashion Market
2nd Floor Market Market BGC
very near the stairs

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Also happening last Sunday while I was in the Nuffnang Blogopolis, hubby Jasey met up with his side of the family to have lunch at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay since one of his aunt is vacationing from Canada. He went in earlier before their scheduled meet up since he wanted to take practice pictures using his new zoom lens. So basically, eto yung pasalubong nya sa akin:

I think someone had fun people watching even without me =)
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Here is a throwback photo set also at MOA back in 2009 during our honeymoon.
Earlier I mentioned to you that my favorite from the AcQuabella by Penshoppe freebie in the Nuffnang Blogopolis lootbag was the 'I am Sassy'. So to cap off my busy week and welcome the weekend I decided to sprint on this yellow variant from the "I AM" Collection.

I am not big on perfumes but I do enjoy light scents that perks you up in the morning to help you start your day right. As we prepared for work, hubby stopped and asked..."Uhmm... Nagpabango ka ba?". Which I answered with a big yes, "I put on the I-Am-Sassy AcQuabella".

The five sprays I did in the morning already lasted for the whole day at the office. The only time I sprayed it on again was during early evening when BGC Passionfest was about to start at 9th St. of Bonifacio High Street.

One of the six variant from the I AM Collection Body Spray, 'I am Sassy' is describe as bloom and blush with sun-ripened citrus orange and apple, mingled with warm floral bouquet of sheer musk and sandalwood. For me, it is like wearing summer scent during Christmas season. I think this body spray is perfect for our upcoming Coron Island getaway!

A big plus is that this AcQuaBella by Penshoppe Collection is available in leading beauty shops and drug store nationwide at a very affordable price!


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