August 30, 2015

Mrs. Fields Cookie Nibblers

After my therapy we went straight to Alabang Town Center to check the LazerXtreme. My husband learned about it from his officemate and when we google it, my son got excited. 

We were so early and ATC was still closed, so we waited for 20 minutes only to find out that the LazerXtreme was already closed. Waah! They no longer operating in ATC. They only have Market Market branch which is far from our place. My son was really disappointed and he wanted to go to Market Market but of course we can’t do that because I have to attend a webinar at 2PM. 



I remember that Mrs. Fields have one day anniversary treat, August 29, 2015. I alway see their kiosk in ATC but haven’t tried anything. Since it was my first time to try their products, I only bought 1 dozen of cookie nibblers at P76. I tried it and it was good, it taste like Triple Chocolate Cookie of Ghirardelli that we love. It is a perfect match with a glass of milk.  



My son like it too, how I wish I bought a lot so I could take advantage of the P38 promo (half dozen) because I don’t think I will buy this cookie nibblers at regular price of P150 (1 dozen). The cookie is small, isang kagat lang talaga so I find it expensive. I would rather buy a Mrs. Fields cookie mix and bake it on my own,

August 28, 2015

2016 Philippines Holiday

Malacañang just released the list of Philippine Holidays for year 2016. So far we have nineteen nationwide holidays. The following were declared by virtue of Proclamation No. 1105, s. 2015, unless otherwise specified: 

January 1, 2016, Friday – New Year’s Day (Regular holiday) 
January 2, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day 

February 8, 2016, Monday – Chinese New Year (Special non-working day)
February 25, 2016 (Thursday) – EDSA People Power Revolution (Special non-working day by virtue of Proclamation No. 1071, s. 2015) 

March 24, 2016 – Maundy Thursday (Regular holiday) 
March 25, 2016 – Good Friday (Regular holiday) 
March 26, 2016 – Black Saturday (Special non-working day) 

April 9, 2016, Saturday – Araw ng Kagitingan (Regular holiday) 

May 1, 2016, Sunday – Labor Day (Regular holiday) 

June 12, 2016, Sunday – Independence Day (Regular holiday) 

August 21, 2016, Sunday – Ninoy Aquino Day (Special non-working day) 
August 29, 2016, Monday – National Heroes Day (Regular holiday) 

October 31, 2016, Monday – Additional special non-working day 

November 1, 2016, Tuesday – All Saints Day (Special non-working day) November 30, 2016, Wednesday – Bonifacio Day (Regular holiday) 

December 24, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day 
December 25, 2016, Sunday – Christmas Day (Regular holiday) 
December 30, 2016, Friday – Rizal Day (Regular holiday) 
December 31, 2016, Saturday – Additional special non-working day 

I just noticed that we have few long weekends in year 2016 so if you are planning for weekend getaway, plan ahead now. 



Anyway, we still have remaining long weekends this year, click here

August 27, 2015

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Club Card

Two weeks ago my friend told me that we can claim our gift certificate from McDonald’s, it is free for those who enrolled in McDonald’s Kiddie Crew. So after our hearty lunch in Vikings we went to McDonald’s to claim our GC.

We received McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Club Card and P500 Gift Certificate that we can use when we book McDonald’s party packages. 


The first time I had this card was 6 years ago and I was able to use it in my son’s 1st birthday party. At that time I got 10% discount in our birthday party food bill but now they only give P500 discount. 

What are the Benefits of Mcdonald’s Kiddie Crew Club? 

1.A kid (with guardian) should present the KCC to the cashier upon purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal to get the freebie of the month. 
2.Freebie of the month will be handed out with the receipt of the date and point of purchase only.
3.A “No KCCC, No Freebies” policy will be strictly implemented across all stores.
4.In case any of the featured products (e.g. Happy Meal) are not available, the kid may substitute it with any of the remaining featured products.
5.Kid must meet the required purchase requirements for each category to qualify for the redemption of featured freebies. 
6.Valid only in participating McDonald’s restaurants in the Philippines. 
7.Not valid for Large Food ORders (G.O.L.D) and McDelivery. 
8.Not valid with any other promos. 
9.Transactions with senior citizen, PDS and Vat exemption are disqualified for this promo. 
10.Valid from July 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016 

This card entitles the club member of the following: 

-McDonald’s Treat of the month 
-Kiddie Crew Member Birthday Treat 
-Kiddie Crew Member will get a Free Sundae Cone for a minimum food purchase of P150 
-Quarterly Club activities 

So if you enrolled you kids in Mcdo Summer Kiddie Crew and haven’t received your Kiddie Crew Club Card yet, claim it as soon as possible so you can enjoy the benefits.

August 25, 2015

My Birthday Celebration at Four Seasons Hotpot City

After so much contemplating where to celebrate my birthday, I finally decided to have a simple celebration. No staycation this time because I’m still undergoing phototherapy and I know that I will not really enjoy my staycation if I’m in pain after my therapy. 

I’ve just recently tried Vikings so I decided to try the new hotpot restaurant in the metro which is Four Seasons Hotpot City in SM Mall of Asia. I asked my hubby to make a reservation last Friday but unfortunately, the reservation was full and was advised to make a reservation on that day. Walk-in reservation starts at 9AM



So last Sunday, we went early to SM MOA just to make reservations, we were there as early as 9:15AM and 11AM is the start of the lunch buffet. The first time that I tried shabu shabu was four years ago, it was also my birthday celebration at King One Rotary Hotpot. 

It’s been years already so I was really excited to my farm to table experience and simmer different meat and veggies in my hot pot which is perfect for rainy weather.

Read: King One Rotary Hotpot




Upon seated, I immediately checked the 7 stations such as Meat, Seafood, Vegetable, Appetizers, Desserts, Japanese and Bar










There are ready to eat meals too, of course I got ebi tempura, our favorite in any buffet restaurant. 

When I went back to our table, the staff already poured broth in our hot pot. My husband chose chicken soup and pork soup + sate mix. Other options for soup are fish, vegetable and sinigang. Other choices for mix are tomato paste, chinese herb, and szechuan mala.



This is it! Time to go to the market and get our ingredients.My husband ordered sliced meat and it was delivered to our table. 



There is Premium Station where you can order sliced of meat too but there is additional fee. 



Likes 

1.The place is clean and very spacious so you have enough space to move around the restaurant. I like the interiors too.
2.You can make reservations online, by phone or email. 
3.The buffet rate includes unlimited drinks. 
4.They have birthday promo so I have free lunch buffet that time. 




Dislikes 

1. I made research prior going to Four Seasons Hotpot City and I’ve read that birthday celebrants receive complimentary cake but I did not receive anything on my birthday. They just gave me the birthday promo but no complimentary cake. #disappointed. 

2. My husband went to the meat section to place an order again but the meat was not delivered to our table. We did not make any follow up anymore and we just went to dessert stations to cap off our lunch buffet. 



Four Seasons Hotpot City Buffet Rate 

Adult Rate 

Adult Weekday Lunch: 588
Adult Weekday Dinner: 788
Adult Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner = 788 

Kid Rate 

Kids below 3 ft: FREE 

Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Lunch: 188
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekday Dinner: 288
Kids 3 ft - 4 ft Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 288 

Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 6" Weekday Lunch: 288
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 6" Weekday Dinner: 388
Kids 4 ft - 4 ft 6" Weekends/Holiday Lunch & Dinner: 388 

*Prices are subject to 5% service charge.

Birthday Promo 

A birthday celebrant may eat for free at Four Seasons Hotpot City for ONE WHOLE MONTH only when he/she meets the following conditions:

1. Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month.

2. Each celebrant can eat for free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT. 

3.Each celebrant can eat for free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT. 

4. One full paying adult is adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts. 

5. Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birth date imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.). 

6. Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored. 

7. This promo is available in Four Seasons Hotpot City Mall of Asia and other Vikings Luxury Buffet branches.

Four Seasons Hotpot City 
SM Mall of Asia Bldg E., 
By the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex, 
Pasay City
831-7777, 835-7777 
fourseasonsmoa@yahoo.com.ph 

Operating Hours

Monday — Sunday
Lunch: 11:00 - 2:30 
Dinner: 5:30 - 10:00

Four Seasons Hotpot City Branches:

Araneta Center, SM Sta. Mesa 
SM Southmall

Read: Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot City SM Southmall

August 23, 2015

Couple Pangs During Property Hunting

From the moment you fly away from the nurturing nest belonging to Ma and Pa, you’re forced to contend with the dizzying and daunting world of property. Whether you’re a young professional taking on the world, a student heading out to university, or a late bloomer looking for a fresh start, leaving home requires having to learn a little bit about the housing market in order to get by.

Moving into your first home is always a big step in your life. Whilst it may be intimidating to go solo, searching for a property as one half of a couple is even more stressful. True, people in a relationship do have one another to lean on and turn to for support. But when it comes to property hunting, a whole host of issues and problems can unpredictably bubble up to the surface.

Here are some of the main issues that couples face when searching for a property together. 

Money Secrets

Chances are, your partner might have been feeding you a few white lies when you’ve had discussions about your respective financial situations. A few credit purchases here, a little loan there – they’re all perfectly innocent until the time comes for both of you to purchase a property together. Property is a big investment, and could lead to some big arguments in terms of finances. 

Rose-Tinted Glasses

Getting your first property together is a fantastically exciting time. So exciting in fact, that it can actually lead to signing on the dotted line for a property that was never right for the both of you in the first place. So many couples are eager to move in together that they wander around a handful of potential properties wearing rose-tinted glasses – not realizing how inappropriate or unaffordable these houses/flats are until it's way too late.

It is best for couples to read feedback and comments on certain properties before they seal the deal. Philippine property matching platform, Zipmatch, is a service that allows you to compare properties based on amenities, ratings and location to name a few. Using such platforms allows you to find the ideal property that both of you will be proud to call home. 

Daring To Dream

On the other hand, some couples can be way too picky when it comes to choosing their shared property. Both of them have conjured up some idea of an impossibly idyllic dream home over time, and as a result, no property within their price range is likely to please them. If it’s your first place together, you need to be realistic. Unfortunately, a lot of couples aren’t. 

Clashing Idea 

No matter how perfect couples may seem on paper, or in person for that matter, there will always be quarrels when property is in the frame. Everyone has different tastes, and as a result, will have different ideas of what looks good and what doesn’t. One of the biggest obstacles couples have to overcome when they purchase their first property is one another.

August 22, 2015

Staycation in Alabang

My birthday is fast approaching and another year will be added to my age. Fortunately, my birthday falls on a long weekend so we can have an out of town trip or staycation. But I cannot decide yet because I have so many concerns about the schedule of my phototherapy and budget. 



I’ve been checking all the promos of different hotels in the metro or nearby provinces and mas lalo ko nahirapan magdecide. Hehehe! Anyway, I’ll be sharing with you the hotels that we have tried in Alabang.

Acacia Hotel 


Acacia Hotel is the first hotel that we have tried in Alabang. I celebrated my birthday in Acaci restaurant last 2012. We enjoyed our lunch buffet so the following year, I booked a room to celebrate my birthday again in this hotel. 

The service is good and you can feel the hospitality. There are nearby groceries, fastfoods and restaurants outside the hotel if you don’t want to eat in their restaurant. 

Read: Acacia Hotel

The Bellevue Manila  

We celebrated my husband’s birthday in Bellevue last year, huling hirit before the school starts. The hotel has two pools that you can choose from and they have different restaurant where you can eat or buy food. I bought mini cake and ensaymada In Pastry Corner. I love their ensaymada.

Like Acacia Hotel, if you want to save on food, there are fastfoods and restaurant within the area. I hope I can stay in their branch in Bohol

Read: Bellevue Manila

Crimson Hotel 

This hotel is the newest hotel in Alabang and this is the memorable birthday celebration we ever had so far. It was my birthday celebration and Crimson gave me a free cake and free dinner buffet. We also experienced Afternoon Tea Time for the very first time. 

The swimming pool is big but unfortunately, there is no bath tub in our room. They also have a branch in Cebu. 

Read: Crimson Hotel
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan

Vivere Hotel and Resort 

The first luxury hotel in Alabang which has 200 different types of room. We went here last Black Saturday and stayed till Easter Egg Hunt event. 

The room has a living room and kitchen, so if you want to save money just bring your food and reheat it. They have two pools, one in the 4th floor and one in the 31st floor beside the "The Nest Dining in the Sky" restaurant. 

They have a branch in Anilao, Batangas

Read: Vivere Hotel
Vivere Azure

There are still two hotels in Alabang that is in my list, Somerset Alabang and Azumi Boutique Hotel. How about you, do you also enjoy staycation?

Read: Staycation in Batangas
           Staycation in Tagaytay
          Staycation in Cebu

August 20, 2015

Lunch at Vikings: A Feast From the Sea

Vikings is one of the popular buffet restaurants in the metro but it was only last Friday, I was able to try this restaurant. The only branch I knew is in SM MOA so I was glad when my friend told me that there is Vikings at SM BF. Malapit- lapit na sa amin. 



I have a friend who is migrating to USA so we decided to have get together. The reunion was almost cancelled because the reason why we are having a get together suddenly booked a flight to province. Anyway, we decided to push through our get together because it’s been a while since we ate at buffet restaurant


We left early para mahaba haba ang chikahan, we were in SM BF as early as 9:30AM and I was surprised na pwede na pumasok or is it because they have weekend sale. We went to Vikings but they will accept walk-in reservations at 10AM so we had to wait.


We went back at 10AM to make reservations and waited there until 11AM. I asked the staff about the birthday promo because we are two August celebrants and they told me that only celebrant will be free. I said ok. At 11AM, they started to call reserved guests then the walk-in guests.




Upon seated, since we are a group of 5, the staff just get one ID of birthday celebrant. Then we immediately checked the food stations. Forgive me for the limited photos because it is hard to take pictures if the stations were crowded. I was also busy eating and chatting with my friends. #eatlikeaviking



There are Japanese station, Appetizer and Salad station, Veggies Station, Asian and International station, Italian station, Grilled station, Bread station, Carving Station, Dessert Station and Drink Bar. 




Of course, I’m a meat eater so I went straight to the carving station. What I love in the carving station is they have different sauces that you can try. Steak is ok but I love the lechon belly. 





Then I went to Japanese station for ebi tempura and miso soup. The miso soup is inside this cute teapot. Then I went back again for another round of ebi tempura. Hehehe! 



I checked the grilled station and the only thing I liked was the salmon. 



I wanted to try other dishes but I want to have room for dessert, so I ate fruits, crepe, ice cream and creme brulee. Winner ang crepe nila, yummy! Mapapasecond round ka. :)




At 1PM, I got our bill and I told the staff that we will just avail the Citibank promo instead of the Birthday promo since it is cheaper. We’re all set to go and just waiting for our friend who went to the restroom when the staff went to our table. Oh di ba, akala namin on the day celebrant lang ang may sing and dance. So naihabol pa bago kami umalis. 


My friend wore the viking hat, the staff place the happy birthday banner at her back and started to sing and dance. It was a very entertaining performance.



This is the cake. 




Likes 


1. I like the interiors. 

2. The service is good. The staff is happy to refill our hot tea and water. If you need anything, they will gladly serve it to you. 
3. I like the birthday greetings for the birthday celebrants. 
4. I love the gadget for the feedback. It is better compared to forms na nakakatamad magsulat. lol 



5. The buffet rate includes unlimited drinks too. 


Dislikes


1. I mentioned that we’re two August celebrants but they only greet one celebrant. I know that there will be only one free buffet, so one din lang ba ang may free cake. #bitterlangpeg hehehe! 

2. Few food selections for grilled stations. 
3. I hope there are ready sliced of meat in carving stations so I don’t have to call the attention of their staff, because no one is manning the carving station.

Overall, we enjoyed our get together and buffet experience. I would love to try the Niu by Vikings next time.


Read: Birthday at Vikings 2017

Buffet Rates for SM BF 

Weekdays 

Adults P688 (lunch) P888 (dinner) 
Kids 4ft - 4ft 6’ P388 (lunch) P588 (dinner) 
Kids 3ft - 4t P188 (lunch) P288 (dinner) 
Kids 3ft below FREE 
75 years old and above (50% discount) 

Weekends and Holidays 

Adults - P888 
Kids 4ft - 4ft 6’ - P588 
Kids 3ft - 4t - P288 
Kids 3ft below FREE 
75 years old and above (50% discount) 

Birthday Promo 

A birthday celebrant may eat for free at Vikings for ONE WHOLE MONTH only when he/she meets the following conditions: 

1. Birthday celebrant of all ages can avail the birthday promo on the day itself and on their birthday month. Each celebrant can eat for free on the day of their birthday on both lunch and dinner, as long as accompanied by ONE FULL PAYING ADULT. 

2. Each celebrant can eat for free for one month on both lunch and dinner per day, as long as it is within the month of his/her birthday and accompanied by FOUR FULL PAYING ADULT. One full paying adult are adult guests who will be paying full rate without any discounts. 

3. Requirements for Celebrants: Celebrant must bring an ORIGINAL and VALID government issued picture I.D. with the birthdate imprinted on it, both local and foreign I.D.s are accepted, for proof (such as S.S.S., N.B.I., Driver’s License, Pag-Ibig, P.R.C., Barangay, Unified, Police Clearance I.D. and Passport) In the case that the celebrant doesn’t have a government issued picture I.D., he/she may bring his/her birth certificate supported by any picture I.D. (school I.D., parent’s I.D., company I.D.). 

4. This promo can’t be used in conjunction with our current promotions or discounts (including senior citizen discounts). Gift certificates to avail this promo is not honored. This promo is available across all Vikings branches only (except NIU by Vikings). 

Vikings SM BF
Dr A. Santos Ave, 
Parañaque, Metro Manila 
Hours: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
           5:30 pm –10:00 pm

August 18, 2015

Custaroons of Custaroonery

I’ve learned about custaroons last year during my blog hopping but I haven’t tried it yet because of the location. If I remember it right, the blogger bought it at Robinson’s Magnolia. I don’t even know where is Robinson’s Magnolia. Hehehe!

Last Saturday after eating our early lunch in California Pizza Kitchen, I told my husband that I will buy Eng Bee Tin Hopia. There are tables in the center of Alabang Town Center where they sell different products and I always buy hopia there because it is our family favorite. After buying our hopia I passed by this table and I saw custaroons.

I stopped and tried the free taste pero di ko malasahan sa konti ng free taste so I decided to buy a box, 6 pieces for P210 (P35 each). I love their packaging.



When we got home, I just placed it inside the fridge, it was only last Sunday when I tried it and I was so surprised because the custaroons are so yummy. Custard + Macaroons = nom nom nom. 



According to website, custaroons is deliciously unique combination of smooth and creamy flan topped with a chewy, buttery crust. I love and if I did not practice self control, I can finish it in one sitting. 



The following day I told my husband to try the custaroons and asked him about the taste, sabi niya ok lang, matamis. My son had a bite but he didn’t like it. I wonder why because he likes leche flan and macaroons that I made three years ago. 

Anyway, at least I can have the custaroons all by myself but it did not last long. How I wish I bought at least 12 pieces. Hahaha! I checked the website to see if they have store here in south and I’m so delighted to know that they have branch in South Supermarket but I hope they will always sell in ATC too. 

South Supermarket - Filinvest Ave
2nd Floor (beside the Customer Service Booth)
Monday - Sunday, 8:30 am - 9:00 pm

August 17, 2015

National Pizza Day at California Pizza Kitchen

California Pizza Kitchen celebrated their 18th year anniversary last August 14 and 15 and they had National Pizza Day promo so after our grocery we immediately went to Alabang Town Center. 



It was 10:30AM so the restaurant was still closed but they allowed us to sit inside while waiting. The staff gave us the menu and flyer of the CPK promo but they will only take our order at 11AM. 

I was browsing the menu and I was looking for the pizza that we ate during our last visit but it wasn’t there. It is not included in the menu pala but I was glad when I saw that it was in the promo pizza. 

Order any regular or thin crust pizza and the second pizza is FREE. You can choose from the following flavor: Caprese, Traditional Cheese, Italian Sausage and Pepper, Hawaiian Pepperoni and Salami + Bacon.




We ordered Garlic Cream Fettucine P275 + P50 (add ons of chicken), Pepperoni Pizza P365 and Italian Pepper and Sausage for our free pizza



While eating our food, the staff went to our table and gave us free t-shirt. The t-shirt is free for the first 10 customers. Yehey, aside from the free pizza, we got free t-shirts too. Our couple shirts. Hehehe! 



I love CPK because the food is really good. You may find that the food is so simple and has few ingredients but it is flavorful. We did not finish the pepperoni pizza so we had pasalubong for our son. My son was in school for their make-up classes. (due to typhoon). 

Two weeks ago we took advantage the P50 promo of Wee Nam Kee and last Saturday we availed the free pizza promo of CPK, hmmm this week kaya ano pa may promo.

Related Post

California Pizza Kitchen 2014

August 13, 2015

Puto with Cheese

I love puto but I seldom cook this at home because the recipe that I have yields 26 pcs of puto. That is too much for two people since my son is not really fond of kakanin.

Last week, I decided to make puto with cheese using Maya pancake mix. Since there is no recipe at the box, I just followed the recipe of pancake. 

Ingredients

1 medium size egg 
2 tbsp oil (I used melted butter) 
3/4 cup water 
1/4 cup sugar
1 250g Maya Hotcake Mix
Cheese 




Procedure 

1. Beat the egg. Add oil (butter), water, sugar and hotcake mix.
2. Mix the ingredients and put the batter in puto molder, I use silicone mold.
3. Add cheese on top of the batter. 
4. Place the molder in the steamer. Steam for 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your molder. 



I love the result of puto with cheese and I will definitely use hotcake mix again. Next time, I’ll add salted egg. 

Read: Steamed Puto with Cheese from Scratch
Leche Flan Puto
White King Puto

August 12, 2015

Wee Nam Kee

After my therapy last Saturday we went to Alabang Town Center to buy gift for my goddaugther and then we took advantage the SG50 promo of Wee Nam Kee



Singapore was celebrating their 50th Independence Day last weekend and Wee Nam Kee offers “Buy 1 personal set for P175 and get another set for P50”. Extra rice is P50. Great deal! 



Personal set includes roasted or steamed chicken, chicken rice and soup. Three sauces are available on the table such as pounded ginger, chili and dark soy sauce. You can mix and match according to your preference.





They did not serve the soup so we had to ask for it, unlike our previous visits, they immediately served water and soup while waiting for our order. Anyway, as expected we enjoyed our meal. So far, we have tried roasted chicken meal, steamed chicken meal and porkchop rice toppings. Care to share your favorite in Wee Nam Kee.

Read: Wee Nam Kee 2013

August 10, 2015

My Unsung Hero + Giveaway (Closed)

In our lives we have our own unsung heroes, people who have given us unconditional love and support through the years. These people that sometimes we forget to thank or acknowledge their love, care and deeds to us. 

Three years ago we had Honoring our Heroes event in PsorPhil where we give thanks to all the doctors, celebrities, partners, media and other people who supported PsorPhil and today I would like to take this opportunity to thank my unsung hero. 


My unsung is hero is no other than my husband. we’ve known each other for thirteen years already. I was grateful to God for giving me my husband because he completed me. Growing up in a broken family, I prayed that someday I would have my own family that I can call my own. God answered my prayer and now I have a complete family. 


I’m a full time mom and my husband supported me because I wanted to take care of my own son. I don’t want to leave my son in yaya or helper because I want to attend to my all son’s needs and concerns. I know the feeling of not having parents by your side. Living in a single income is not easy but I’m thankful to my husband for working hard to provide for our family.


I’m also grateful to him for not giving up on me. We’re still friends when I discovered that I have psoriasis. He is always there for me from the very start. He accompanies me in my check-up, laboratory and even therapy. He sees me at my worst but still accepts and loves me. 




There are days that I wanted to give up because I’m tired going to the hospital and I’m struggling enough with my skin condition but he is always there to lift me up. He always assures me that they will always be with me no matter what. No words are enough to give my thanks to him and I’m forever grateful for having him in my life. 

Who is your unsung hero? Behind every Filipino is a loved one who has given them unconditional support with Husay at Malasakit through the years without asking for recognition. Unilab celebrates the Filipinos who make society a better place through the positive ways they impact the lives of those around them by giving their loved ones a unique chance to show their gratitude. 


On their 70th anniversary, Unilab is giving Filipinos a unique way to show their gratitude through an online app that lets you send a free customized dedication cake to someone you want to thank for their love and support. On the app, users can input their name and the name of their loved one. These will go on the custom dedication cake, which will be sent to the recipient for free. (Til August 31, 2015)





1. Visit www.husayatmalasakit.com and click Nominate 

2. Fill out the form. Submit a photo of your unsung hero and briefly write about why you want to thank your unsung hero. 
3. Wait for the confirmation e-mail from Unilab regarding the approval of your submission

Not only that, I’ll be giving this Unilab Family Health Kit to one lucky winner. Giveaway will end on August 17, 2015, Monday. Open to Philippine residents only. 


Mandatory. 

Like Michi Photostory and Unilab FB page. 
Comment your name and email address.





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Congratulation to Lilibeth Crisostomo. Please wait for my email. 

August 07, 2015

Advantages and Disadvantages of School Service

This is the fourth year that my son is going to school but for the first two years, I did not hire any school service because the school is just one tricycle away. In addition, my son is too young and I’m afraid to let him ride the school service without me. 



Since he was still in Preschool, I accompany him in school and wait till his dismissal time. But when we transferred him to traditional school, my husband and I decided to hire a school service. Honestly, I was scared to leave him in school service because my son is only Kinder and for me, he’s still my baby.

There are advantages and disadvantages of having a school service.

Advantages 

1. It is economical. Yes, I can save more if I avail the school service because commuting is more expensive. 

2. It is safe. If we will commute, we have to ride two tricycle to reach the school. We have to cross the highway before riding the other tricycle and there is no stop light in that area so it is really scary. 

3. It is comfortable than riding tricycle. It is not easy to commute during the rainy season. 

4. I can do more chores because I don’t have to go to school anymore. 

5. If there are a suspension of classes, the school service is just there to pick up your kids. 

6. My son will learn to be independent and understand that I can’t be with him 24/7. I can’t always wait for him in school. 

7. My son meets new people and has new friends.

Disadvantages 

1. I have to wake up my son early because he needs to be ready before the school service arrives. Our house is the first stop so I don’t want him to be the cause of the delay. 

2. There are times that school service is late so your son is also late in school. It happened to us because the school service is really late or because the school service was stuck in traffic. 

3. You cannot deny that your son will meet other kids that are not nice. Spell bully. 

4. You just have to trust the driver and assistant that they will take care of your kids. I’m a paranoid mom, so it is hard to trust especially what happened to my son last month. Read the story here. All I can do is pray for his safety. 

August 05, 2015

Bacon + Mushroom + Cheese Bread

I have mozzarella cheese in our fridge, I wanted to make pizza but I don’t have pizza sauce so I just made a pizza without sauce. Hehehe! I sauted the bacon, onion and mushroom. 



Every time I want to have a snack, I just put cooked toppings +mozzarella cheese on the bread and toast it in the oven toaster for few minutes until the cheese melts.



Voila! I have a yummy bread. I can eat two slices in one sitting. My family loves this snack, they enjoyed it even without the pizza sauce. It so addicting that I eat it every day until I ran out of toppings.