#GerifiedPH: Have an Extreme Bonding Experience with Seafood Island’s Blowout Boodle!


Welcome summer with a big appetite! If you can’t go to the beach just yet, step in to your nearest Black Beard’s Seafood Island Restaurant to satisfy your seafood cravings in a unique very Filipino way!

Apart from the ambiance, live and fresh seafood offerings will make you feel like you’re on a seafood feast! And the wide variety of boodle set on banana leaves – well, it’s a gastronomic seafood treat!

Black Beard’s Seafood Island

Black Beard’s Seafood Island is the leading boodle Filipino Seafood dining restaurant in the Philippines that specializes on, well you guess it right, boodle-style banquet of seafood delight!

A lot of Asian countries are proud of their chopstick heritages but Filipinos are also proud with their hand-to-mouth eating etiquette locally known as mag-kamay (use of hand) wherein you use your right hand to scoop rice and viand in your four fingers, and you push the food inside your mouth using your thumb.

Black Beard’s Seafood Island is all about that – eating using your bare hands. Of course washing your hands thoroughly is a must, and I must say, Seafood Island restaurants are complete with washing basins with soap and plastic gloves to motivate the costumers to really try mag-kamay.

It is inspired by the military style of eating called Boodle Fight wherein soldiers lined up tables to cater the entire troop with food placed on top of banana leaves. Different kinds of viands are placed on top of hot steaming rice and just by using their bare hands, they aim to win this eating combat session with their big appetite!

Seafood Island carefully thought off different kinds of seafood viands, set them and placed on huge square wooden platter covered by banana leaves – definitely giving a different kind of bonding experience. When serving boodle, they also encourage the costumers to use their hand for that authentic eating-on-the-beach experience – deboning fish and cracking crab shells are more exciting when you use your hands!

The Blowout Boodle

This summer, Black Beard’s Seafood Islands has come up with another set of boodle called Blowout. As the name implies, it is basically all about celebrating something special! For one, if it’s your birth month, all you have to do is present a valid ID and you’ll automatically get 300 pesos off on the Blowout Boodle!

Chef Isaac explained the Filipino dishes included in the Blowout Boodle:

Celebrate with grandeur of crispy pata and crunchy fish crackers. For long life, Pancit Canton, colorful with crisp vegetables, lumpiang gulay, garlic bangus, filled stuffed squids, tortang talong with ensalada. Get the thrill going with sour broth of sinigang na ulo ng salmon, the classic kare kareng tadyang on steamed rice, and summer fruit slices of pineapple and watermelon.

For only Php2350.00, the Blowout Boodle is good for 5-7 pax, now you can have the extreme blowout bonding with friends and family!

Have the extreme blowout you’ve been craving for, and savor the celebration in a unique very Filipino way with Black Beard’s Seafood Island!

For more details and reservations, visit Seafood Island’s Official Website, http://www.seafoodisland.ph/ and Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/SeafoodIslandPH/.


#GerifiedPH: Be a Homewise Mom with Shopwise!

Working moms, stay-at-home moms, work-at-home moms, whatever your situation is, as long as there’s a description of mom in your status, you are busy! And how to clear the mind to make up for the energy you need to get going? Grocery shopping!

Anyone can cook; but even if you can doesn’t mean you should… unless you’re a mom!

I’m one of those moms who unfortunately doesn’t have the confidence in the kitchen. I stick to recipes and my creations in the kitchen although not frequent, (hubby usually does the cooking and I do the washing) is passable when I strictly follow the instructions – and with that said, I always look for easy-to-follow recipes! Kitchen is not yet my forte, but with some constant effort, perseverance and help from the right sources, I know that I’m getting there!

So where to find the right sources?

Shopwise and Mommy Mundo very well know the fact that moms are busy and that mommies enjoy walking through neatly-stacked aisles, comparing prices, thinking of what new delish dishes they can recreate and serve their families! They partnered up to give moms their best grocery trip to Shopwise with The Home Wise Moms Duo Series!

One was held last March 5 at Shopwise Alabang wherein Mommy Sabrina Go of SunfullySabrina.com shared her new recipes – the Adobo Sushi and the Ube Crepe; and last March 10 where yours truly was grateful to grace at Shopwise Cubao wherein Chef Golda Liamzon shared her wise-mom easy-to-follow recipes while sharing her kitchen skills in the process.


We got to sit back, relax and enjoy our learning of fun, games, and surprises with fellow moms.

We also learned new kitchen tricks from Mommy Blogger Rochelle Rivera! Being a hands-on mom maybe tiring at times, but the sweet fruits of our labor – a loving home with healthy happy kids in it is truly worth it!

Where better to gain new tricks up the sleeves than in Shopwise? Many moms have made Shopwise their shopping destination of choice as it offers a wide selection of fresh goods, groceries, clothes, toys and even home accessories in a very comfortable setting! The best part, this is where you can find grocery that matches all your needs in discounted deals, sales and offers!

More photos of the event here.

Shopwise truly offers freshness and budget-friendly variety, the stuff wise moms are made of!


How to be a #Homewise mom? Have a @mommymundo #mom247planner and a @shopwise_ph #wiseclub card!

For inquiries, visit Shopwise Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ShopwiseSupercenters/


#GerifiedPH: De-age yourself with Celeteque!

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We can’t have everything, but with the help of Celeteque we can have both the beauty and the brains!

Hosted by Ms. Bianca Valerio, Celeteque launched something that is beautiful and timeless – the Celeteque Advanced Anti-Aging line! The Mozaic Living was filled with beauty and skincare enthusiasts and media friends who gather around to see what ageless is all about.

An in-depth discussion about fighting the signs of aging with Celeteque’s very own dermatologist, Dra. Heidi Chan and how Celeteque gives the specific solutions based on your skin type! Apparently, yes, knowing your skin type is crucial in fighting the visible sign of aging!

Aging is a natural process that determines the length of a living thing’s existence extending to the beginning to any given period of time. In humans, aging can be visibly seen through the largest organ of the body, the skin. It is a dynamic organ that shows the most obvious sign of ageing because of the fact that it is under direct contact to the environment – also known as the wear and tear effect. Although we cannot stop aging and there are many factors that we cannot control or do anything about, there are those that we could delay. The one that we couldn’t stop is the Intrinsic Ageing which is the chronological aging that is genetically determined and a continuous process even for photo-protected skin. The one that we could do something about is the Extrisic Ageing – this is the environment-induced factors, usually most influential but definitely controllable such as exposure to the UV light or direct sunlight and cigarette smoking.

Dra. Heida Chan differentiate the aging in 20s, 30s and 40s. Read more. Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: De-age yourself with Celeteque!”

#GerifiedPH: Bambini Family Bootcamp

Conjuring vivid memories of a loved one or a special moment, that is how certain scents can do. With closed eyes, the smell will be recognized and will veil that memory in our mind, it’ll  brings back emotions, it’ll make our loved ones far away closer to us, even our dead loved ones. I know this post should be written on a happy note, but losing my mom just recently got me nostalgic. Scents can make someone last forever – if that makes sense.

And on that account, the iconic 90’s cologne was relaunched last Saturday, March 10 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati; this time, it brings back the cool laid-back low-tech but definitely full-of-fun days of my childhood!

What’s more? They also unveiled their mommy-baby tandem endorsers, Mommy Iya Villania-Arellano and Baby Primo!


The theme of the event was Family Bootcamp, which means moms and dads and kids playing and discovering together. We were given little passports each with slots for different game booths – Pairing Mommy Animals to their Young, Completing a Big Puzzle, Giving Colors to a Dolphin, Jumping on a Starry Lullaby Castle, and the blockbuster pool of balls where #Kulayot and Dabibot frequented the most as you can see in the video below!
Bambini Baby Cologne was relaunched and has undergone a brand refresh with new bottle look guaranteed to appeal for today’s young one and cool gentle scent variants perfect for playful bonding with the parents!
The best part in all this, Bambini Baby Cologne is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested. Bambini Baby Cologne definitely has cool design and gentle scents without compromising high quality standard that meets parents requirements for their kids.
A product with fun loving vibe! – Cosmetique Asia’s Vice President for Sales and Corporate Development, Tim Chuongco.
29063294_1693517050691548_1076819275441766400_oBambini Baby Cologne scents: Cotton Cuddles, Starry Lullaby, Morning Tickles, Ocean Kisses and Sunny Playtime. As Bambini relaunches with a new product for babies and kids, it hopes to be a part of every parent and child’s small moments and big adventures. Available in three sizes — 25ml, 50ml and 125ml — and packaged in an easy-to-go grip curvy bottle, the Bambini Baby Cologne lets parents and children enjoy life’s little surprises anytime, anywhere.
Grab a Bambini Baby Cologne and start enjoying life’s little surprises!




#GerifiedPH: Coco Cabana’s 2018 Summer Collection

All I wanna do is bask in the sun, sand between my toes, salt in my hair…

That’s that, but if you want to make this summer extra, it’ll be the best summer ever by following SM Woman’s one and only protocol!


Last week, SM Woman invited the media for the launch and unveiling of Coco Cabana’s 2018 Summer Collection through a fashion show featuring swim wears and resort wears; and yours truly was with my tripod holder, instant model #Kulayot who had fun posing with the pink flamingos as well!


SM Woman is serving up summer fashion, get it while it’s hot.

Summer is high time for style, and fashion powerhouse SM Woman opens the season with its annual showcase of Coco Cabana’s 2018 Summer Collection featuring stylish swimwear and resort wear. Serving hot trends fresh off the runway – hyper botanicals, fun flirty ruffles, classic black and white suits, sleek and sexy metallics, and suede numbers – SM Woman delivers exactly what every woman wants!

More photos of the event here.


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What I like about this year’s fashion show is the showcase of body love! Plus size models sizzled the stage with SM Woman summer style including Ruby Rodriguez, Bituin Escalante, Radha, Cai Cortex, Frenchie Dy and Rona Tai among others. Now, you don’t need to pressure yourself and starve to death just to be a beach body! SM Woman supports all types of beautiful women!

What’s more? SM Woman is celebrating Women’s Month of March with huge sale and big deals! Lear more about it here:

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SM Woman surely knows what women want. So whatever you’re looking for, SM got everything for you! What are you waiting for? Grab yours now, visit the Coco Cabana at your nearest SM Store!

#GerifiedPH: Great Things Start from Small Beginnings

On the court or in the classroom, champions are out to win. But you can’t just be a champion overnight. You need determination, discipline, and the gut to win among others. The path will be hard, but Milo is ready to back you up!

#Kulayot trying out for Futsal with Coach Jhen.
Success is never about entitlement. You cannot tip-toe to success. You cannot sneak up behind it. You need to own it. You need to put in the work through discipline and consistency. –  Mr. Lester Castillo, Sports Executive, MILO Philippines
To help school children maximize summer vacation and further the importance of sports among kids, MILO® created its Summer Sports Clinic. Starting with only 5 sports clinics, it now has 18 that teaches your children both champion sports skills and values. Read on to know more!

Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: Great Things Start from Small Beginnings”

#GerifiedPH: Grow Happy with NestoKid!

What everyone really wants in life?

Happiness. If you’re going to ask a loving mom, it’s all tied to the happiness of her child.

Am I  happy?

I’m the happiest whenever I see my children sleeping soundly while I continue my work late at night. I’m the happiest whenever I saw clean simut plates during meal times. Whenever they drink they’re vitamins without a fuss. Whenever they met a milestone. Whenever I receive gestures of appreciation. Sticky hands around my neck. Wet pecks on the cheeks. Tickles, crazy laughter. Hide and seek. Peek-a-boo.

These are some of the mundane things that makes me happy as a mother.

Happiness. It is the state of being happy. But alas, state has a lot of aspect. Physical. Mental. Emotional. Material. This state of well-being can be defined only by those who experience it. It is after-all a positive, or, better yet, a pleasant fusion of emotions ranging from small curving up of the timid lips of contentment to warm tears immensely due to the intense joy, a happy cry as they say.

Happiness is a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful and worthwhile.

Today, we have so many pressures in our lives, but let’s look closer on our children. Nowadays, our children also experience pressure compared to older generations’ childhood.  Knowing this really well, Nestle, driven to their purpose – to help grow a healthier and happier generation, launched NestoKid Grow Happy Exposition at the Bellevue Hotel, and yours truly experienced the how to #growhappy the NestoKid way! Read more to find out! Continue reading “#GerifiedPH: Grow Happy with NestoKid!”