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It’s been awhile since I post a Top 5 and its high time to do it! In front of my eyes, my baby is turning into a toddler and as always, I’m fascinated, at awe and excited as ever, bittersweet if you may say so. Baby’s Top 5 is now Toddler’s Top 5, can you believe that? Sniff sniff. Drama aside, I do believe now that little people aka toddlers are like sponges, they absorb e-ve-ry thing including things you don’t want them to know, at least not yet, I’ve seen it in my own shiny shiny eyes.

Note: Photo HEAVY!

Toddlers are like blenders with the lids off.

1) Technology – he loves to learn new things and I think we are fully enjoying the benefit of home internet connection and Youtube! ABC’s, 123’s, shapes and colors – name it he knows it! His recent favorite Youtube channels include Busy Beavers, Mother Goose Club   and Pocoyo English!

Desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones equals kiddo’s entertainment and shut-up-sit-down button. :)

Candy Crushing

It’s either bed story time or youtube video time. The latter is the most.

The only downside is when there is no internet connection. The solution – download his videos and keep one on the desktop and on all six laptops!

Another downside is when there is power outage. He wants his shapes and colors that bad during the Glenda typhoon he cried his heart out until he fell asleep probably dreaming of red circles and 2 blue squares.

2) That does not mean he sits all day and stare on a screen or a smartphone, he runs everywhere!

Tagaytay City

Island hop at Hundred Islands, Pangasinan City

Somewhere in BGC, Taguig City

After his first haircut at Giggles and Wiggles, Market Market!

Somewhere along Alabang Town Center – On the run with his apple. 

In our living room at Trese Martirez, Cavite

Smirking at SM Baguio

PS – That’s my school over there at the background. #nostalgia

In our hotel room somewhere in Session Road – An apple a day and an apple a night.

3) The things he learned today, he applies as soon as possible!

In this case, before our orders were serve… – rewarding our work-filled friday at TGIF.

Spelling our FRIDAYS perfectly, pointing which is red and white, coloring and singing the phonic song. :)

Getting sticky with his Shakey’s Manager’s Choice sticker.

#selfie

4) He still loves to food.

After picking out green bell peppers and black olives on his slice of pizza, I mean on the pizza pan.

Eating on his own. He prefer a big bowl as he loves his soup just like his momma! ;)

Another apple.

#doughnuttime

Sour bread.

Like the #baudelaireorphans, Clyde is a #cakesniffer, or more like cake snatcher. @SMMarikina

Chowking’s yang chow and chopsuey.

His old favorite person and new favorite fruit.

Barrio Fiesta’s raw tomato.

Max’ Ube cake.

Banapple’s bolognese is in danger.

Snacking on red bell pepper! Can you believe that?

Lemon.

White Onion.

Lettuce.

He wants his chicken skinless.

He wants his own food on his own plate with his own spoon, fork or knife whatever the case maybe, and he wants his own drink in his own glass with straw or ice if that’s what you are having.

Eating on his own is a second nature after breastfeeding. I wasted my money buying Avent bottles, we rarely use them – for water.

Proud to say that he could eat an entire apple in one sitting while watching his videos, or a cob or two of corn on our way to site inspections! :D

5) This young man knows how to show his love to me. <3

He kissed the scar on my back whenever he sees it peeking through.

He wouldn’t enter the elevator even when it is his favorite ride (no need to exchange my 10php coin for a token) if I’m not with him to go in.

Wherever we go, as long as we are together, we are home. I love you baby.

Life can get pretty hectic during the week, which is why people absolutely adore the weekend. It’s the perfect 48-hour break when everyone can relax, reset, and refresh themselves. However, being constantly connected through our mobile devices means we sometimes lose track of time and end up doing more work on our precious days off. Here are some tips to get your weekends back and enjoy them to the fullest.

Pause to reboot. Today’s technology doesn’t trap successful people. They unplug regularly and simply meditate. Meditation can mean different things for different people – some take to running, walking, and even swimming to clear their heads and give themselves the space they need for a new week.

Plan your weekends. While it’s tempting to simply do nothing on the weekends, planning to do one or two exciting activities during the week can make your weekends more fun and fulfilling. The anticipation helps get you through the busiest days of the week, making you enjoy your weekends even more.

Don’t fill it with chores. It’s okay to spend time cleaning your closet, but spending an entire weekend cleaning your house from top to bottom may drain you and not get you ready for the new week ahead. To make chores more fun and less boring, do them while also doing something that brings you joy. For example, you can fold your laundry while listening to a podcast or watching your favorite show.

Do something for yourself. Sleeping is probably one of our favorite things about the weekend. However, it’s best to maximize these two short days by not laying around too much. Spend time doing something you’ve always wanted to do like treating yourself to a day at the spa, in the salon, or even watching that movie you’ve been wanting to see all week.

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Whatever weekend activity you choose, make them even more fun with Sunkist Carbonated Juice (CJ) Drink. Experience Sunkist Saya in three refreshing flavors – Orange, Lemonade, and Apple. It’s the much-needed fresh fizz to turn your weekend from boring to fun in an instant.

My empties could have been a monthly post as intended but life got me busy it made my bag unorganized and empties unposted.

Bag, schedule, life. One word. Mess.And I like it!  #optimist #bringiton All Inclusive by Judy Astley will keep me company.

Of course, I wanna get on track and move on, cleaning my vanity by emptying products that lives there like forever is a good detoxifying habit! :)

Taya Beauty Amazon White Clay Thickening Conditioner – more of this here.

Pond’s Anti-Bacterial Facial Scrub with Herbal Clay – I love the smell and it’s refreshing after wash feel. Does the job well too.

Block & White Natural Pearl – that I used as a hand cream. It has UV protection and whitens skin at the same time.

Splash Hair Polish Hairdressing cream – finally, I’m ready to get my hands on my other

Taya Beauty goodies.

Anew Vitalizing Cream – again. It did break me out so I just used this as a makeup remover mostly. The sale tag kept me buying this, I always give in! Temptation, temptation! lol

L’Oreal Youth Code - Alas! This is a bittersweet goodbye. Why empty out on me? Why now that I’m used on using your dropper? (I tilt the jar as I’m typing this, hoping to get the last juicy drop! I did! And oh it smells a-mazing still!) Well, maybe because it done its part. I think I’ll be saying hi to another bottle of Youth Code AFTER I finish all of my serums in my stash.

Ever Bilena BB Cream in Oriental shade – I used my Too Cool for School BB Cream as highlight with this as contour. Great match! But I think it would be awhile if ever I decided to try this out again. I’m now on my first bottle of Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation in 360 Golden Caramel which I cannot see on Revlon’s kiosk at SM Aura! Boo! [but not really, if you know what I mean? ;) ]

Johnson’s Baby Lotion in Milk – do I have to say more?

Johnson’s Baby Lotion in Pink – classic.

Myra-E Shine-Free Face Powder in Light – Packed with Vitamin E with SPF 15 and hypoallergenic!

ELF Two-Way Cake Foundation – has SPF 15 but seriously, the packaging needs an upgrade it looks cheaper than other cheaper local two-way cake foundation out there!

Slimmers World Gentaflou cream – perfect for just got burned facial warts and zits. :)

Maybelline Hypercurl Volume Express Waterproof Mascara – 2nd tube. I think I’ll skip using mascaras for now, since I’m using Lavish Lashes for the second time around. I decided to give this a try again despite of my not-so-good first time try. Talk about SECOND CHANCES! Ha! (If we are as close as lovers are, you’ll laugh so hard you could skip your crunches!)

Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash – this is one in my list of snatch-from-the-cradle products! Sorry Clyde! :P

Yves Rocher UVBeauty Shield – SPF50, PA++, lightweight. Does the job like a Mafia boss.

Celeteque Tri-Benefit Power Cream – first off, thank you so much BDJ Box and BDJ Power Planner for these cute samples. Now on my last sample tub and ready to buy the regular size. (Looking for my BDJ Lifestyle card! :P)

Hygienix Hand Sanitizer – this is a bag resident. Keeps you your hand clean. Door knob clean. Toilet bowl clean. Just clean. and smells wonderful too.

 Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Scar Serum – I use this on my pregnancy tiger stripes and heart surgery scar. It does lightens the area and tightens the skin as well. It also reminds me of Willy Wonka and his Chocolate Factory.

That’s it! Let’s wish more products to go so that more will come! Haha! Love all, trust a few and do bad to no one because you sure will reap what you sow!

P.S. Karma will get you where it hurts the most. ;)

SUPERHERO SCIENCE

Are super powers possible? How much science, if any, is shown in superhero stories in comics and on TV?

Join us in a science conversation with Ronald Allan L. Cruz, MSc on July 5.
Email will.rozee@themindmuseum.org to reserve your seats.


With just a blink of an eye, the season is changing from sunny to rainy and our swimsuits and flip-flops are replaced with raincoats and boots. And while it’s never easy to say goodbye to summer, there are ways to make the most out of its remaining days.

Go to a concert. Summer nights are best spent listening to your favorite artists live with your favorite people. The last days of the summer are usually filled with artists, both local and international, celebrating the summer that was in anticipation of a new season. So let loose, enjoy the music, and make fun memories you wouldn’t easily forget.

Enjoy the outdoors as much as you can. Rainy days are coming, so ignore the lure of your bed and bask in the sunshine as much as you can. Go on a road trip to the nearest beach with your friends or family, get a tan and enjoy the heat of the sun while you still can. If you’re not much of a beach person, you can also take advantage of the weather by going bike-riding or trying your luck at hiking or camping. There are now many camping sites to try in the country.

Take the plunge and do that one thing you’ve always wanted to do. Summer is the season of liberation – most especially from our fears. So if there’s something that you have promised yourself you’d do but never got around to doing, now’s the time to take the plunge. If you’ve always wanted to climb a mountain like Mt. Pulag for example, then it’s time for you to it. Summer only comes once a year so might as well enjoy it by doing something you’ve never done before.

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Giving you the confidence to take the plunge is Nestea in a Bottle. With three exciting flavors – Lemon, Lemon Ice, and Apple – Nestea in a Bottle is the perfect companion as people take the plunge and make the most out of life. With Nestea in a Bottle in your hand, the end of your summer is just about to get better.

Do you want to learn how to create your own stuffed bears?

 

Make Your Own Stuffed Bear!

The workshop will be at the BE ME Workshop Studio, Manila Polo Club, Makati City from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on July 19, 2014

You can go to this link to sign up: http://manilaworkshops.com/2014/06/bears-for-haiyan-a-diy-caridad-charity-bear-workshop-july-19-2014.html

You can show your creativity, personalized a toy and help at the same time. Win-win! <3

In celebration of Iced Tea Month, we trace the glorious history of our beloved drink. Iced tea, despite the folklore[1], was not discovered by accident. It can be dated back to the 18th century in South Carolina, the only place in the United States at that time to produce tea plants. The first iced tea ever made was called Ice Tea Punches because they were heavily spiked with alcohol and were made with green tea leaves, not black.

The first traditional iced tea was introduced in 1879 in Old Virginia, with a recipe by Marion Cabell Tyree. She was the first to include lemon in iced tea. Soon after, it became popular and everyone followed suit. Thus, the traditional iced tea was bornand the rest, as they say, is history.

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Nowadays, anyone can enjoy the refreshing benefits of iced tea anytime, anywhere. There are a lot of brands that offer various flavors, but only one brand has become synonymous to iced tea – Nestea. Nestea has been serving iced tea enthusiasts worldwide since 1948. It provides various countries with different variants and flavors.

In the Philippines, where iced tea is best served sweet, tea lovers can easily bring along and enjoy their favorite refreshment wherever they go with Nestea in a Bottle.

Nestea Lemon Ice 500mL FA Nestea Lemon 500mL FA Nestea Apple 500mL FA

Available in three exciting flavors, Lemon, Lemon Ice, and Apple, everyone gets to enjoy iced tea wherever they go.

Surely, with Nestea in a bottle, everyday is a celebration.

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