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Friday, August 26, 2016

I am still overwhelmed of how beautiful this movie is. It was really true from the interviews I did with them especially Bela Padilla that this movie will not dwell on the heartaches and problems, it did show the beauty of moving on, the beauty of Bantayan Island in Cebu and the beauty of new friendships. This is for everyone, whatever the state of your heart is, the maturity of this film will teach you so many lessons in life. The roles really suits the ladies, if it as if it was meant for them all along, and if I may, I wanted to commend Bela Padilla's acting, it was superb, she already got my attention when she was still with "Ang Probinsyano" but here in Camp Sawi, my admiration for her in terms of acting made me whisper in my seat "Grabe and galing ni Bela". You see, I am not in any state sad or heart broken, I am actually happy but, I felt Bela's emotions in the film, it's as if my husband left me too, argh! Please do watch the movie, go get everyone of your friends I am getting mine to watch it again since I wasn't able to fully grasp some lines because watching it during the premiere with everyone feeling excited and overwhelmed, there will be clapping in scenes that took our breaths and made us laugh, so yeah, yes for a repeat! Promise, I do not say this often with other movies but this one is really for everyone, let us not loose this chance of seeing a quality film which doesn't rely on a love team to make it a hit. Camp Sawi weekend shall we?

Camp Sawi, Wagi For Their Story

I am still overwhelmed of how beautiful this movie is. It was really true from the interviews I did with them especially Bela Padilla that this movie will not dwell on the heartaches and problems, it did show the beauty of moving on, the beauty of Bantayan Island in Cebu and the beauty of new friendships. This is for everyone, whatever the state of your heart is, the maturity of this film will teach you so many lessons in life. The roles really suits the ladies, if it as if it was meant for them all along, and if I may, I wanted to commend Bela Padilla's acting, it was superb, she already got my attention when she was still with "Ang Probinsyano" but here in Camp Sawi, my admiration for her in terms of acting made me whisper in my seat "Grabe and galing ni Bela". You see, I am not in any state sad or heart broken, I am actually happy but, I felt Bela's emotions in the film, it's as if my husband left me too, argh! Please do watch the movie, go get everyone of your friends I am getting mine to watch it again since I wasn't able to fully grasp some lines because watching it during the premiere with everyone feeling excited and overwhelmed, there will be clapping in scenes that took our breaths and made us laugh, so yeah, yes for a repeat! Promise, I do not say this often with other movies but this one is really for everyone, let us not loose this chance of seeing a quality film which doesn't rely on a love team to make it a hit. Camp Sawi weekend shall we?

Posted at 4:02 PM  |  by Misis Nikole


You know that feeling of eating fresh seafood like crabs and shrimps is like only available when you go out of town or to the beach. But no need to wait for that moment because Blue Post Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is now open at the 4th level of The Block in SM North, now are you craving? Blue Posts is very proud of this restaurant because they offer the fresh seafood from Davao, from crabs to shrimps to tuna belly and oh there's native chicken too (not seafood ha lol!)

We were served first of their Calamares, this one is the the best I tasted so far because if was really fresh the squid was really tender and every bite is worth it (may laman not puro breading). Then we had Sinuglaw, the Davao version of fresh tuna, with radish and apple slices, cuts of fried liempo and finished off with us squeezing the calamansi, oooh it was heavenly perfect. The Grilled Tuna Belly with lots of fried garlic makes me want to eat fish forever. But if you don't want to be messy they also have crab and shrimp rolls, have fork and then eat but that is boring when you are in in this resto. Because the Boiling Crabs and Shrimps were served, I love that you can choose from 3 flavourful kinds of cooking, the garlic fried, hot (sambal) and the blue post (saucy) my favorite would be the blue post, I am a saucy person when it comes to food.

Don't just take my description and imagine them on the table, go ahead and make your way to Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, and remember it is cool to be messy when you are there, and by the way If by chance you'll have Wendy to serve you, please say hi.

Blue Posts Now Boiling Fresh Crabs And Shrimps


You know that feeling of eating fresh seafood like crabs and shrimps is like only available when you go out of town or to the beach. But no need to wait for that moment because Blue Post Boiling Crabs and Shrimps is now open at the 4th level of The Block in SM North, now are you craving? Blue Posts is very proud of this restaurant because they offer the fresh seafood from Davao, from crabs to shrimps to tuna belly and oh there's native chicken too (not seafood ha lol!)

We were served first of their Calamares, this one is the the best I tasted so far because if was really fresh the squid was really tender and every bite is worth it (may laman not puro breading). Then we had Sinuglaw, the Davao version of fresh tuna, with radish and apple slices, cuts of fried liempo and finished off with us squeezing the calamansi, oooh it was heavenly perfect. The Grilled Tuna Belly with lots of fried garlic makes me want to eat fish forever. But if you don't want to be messy they also have crab and shrimp rolls, have fork and then eat but that is boring when you are in in this resto. Because the Boiling Crabs and Shrimps were served, I love that you can choose from 3 flavourful kinds of cooking, the garlic fried, hot (sambal) and the blue post (saucy) my favorite would be the blue post, I am a saucy person when it comes to food.

Don't just take my description and imagine them on the table, go ahead and make your way to Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, and remember it is cool to be messy when you are there, and by the way If by chance you'll have Wendy to serve you, please say hi.

Posted at 3:40 PM  |  by Misis Nikole


As a homemaker I am very particular with the products I use at home especially now that we have a toddler. I am more concious of both the quality and the price, if it suits our needs and our budget, but I can also be an immediate loyal consumer once a product really delivers and stats true to its promise regardless if it is pricey than the rest of its competitors. I am not really familiar with Mighty Mom as a dishwashing liquid, you see we use the one that is advertised and it is effective as well but a few years back I had a skin irritation and had to stop using it, although it is still part of our grocery list ot was used in the household but not by me. I searched for another dishwashing liquid which is organic and you know how expensive "organic" is, so yeah I had to buy my own which means an added cost to the budget. So going back to Mighty Mom, during the media launch I have no doubt about it being a grease cutter since we did some demo and the price really suits the budget, my question was if it will be mild on my hands. As explained, Mighty Mom only uses products which are safe, they do not use the ones that has been banned and tagged as unsafe in other countries as well and they do not use china-brand ingridients. But of course the mildness depends on every persons skin which I totally understand, and I was hoping that it would work with my skin irritation so that we can switch and just buy this one product than having a separate one for me. So we took home goodies of Mighty Mom variants and I was asked to try it for a week and let them know through this blog of what my findings are, here it goes.

1. I like Mighty Mom's scent, it is not that strong and it smells fresh but when placed in the rack the scent disappears which is completely ok because who wants scented rice or adobo together with your plate right?
2. It still cuts through grease even when you mix it with water, yay for the budget and the quantity, I smell more savings.
3. And yes it really mild and gentle with my hands. With out old brand, after every wash I would feel like the inside of my skin has a burning sensation then after a few hours it will itch then have those little blisters. But with Mighty Mom, I was surprised, not a tiny bit of itchiness. I do hope the very beautiful family from KOHL will be able to read this, and yes we are switching, thanks goodness for this Mighty Mom!

Also, they are on Buy One Take One promo that so far it doesn't have a time frame so go get yours while there is more, Mighty Mom is available in most leading supermarkets and groceries, yes the ones in the malls too. :-)

Mighty Mom: Going For The Switch


As a homemaker I am very particular with the products I use at home especially now that we have a toddler. I am more concious of both the quality and the price, if it suits our needs and our budget, but I can also be an immediate loyal consumer once a product really delivers and stats true to its promise regardless if it is pricey than the rest of its competitors. I am not really familiar with Mighty Mom as a dishwashing liquid, you see we use the one that is advertised and it is effective as well but a few years back I had a skin irritation and had to stop using it, although it is still part of our grocery list ot was used in the household but not by me. I searched for another dishwashing liquid which is organic and you know how expensive "organic" is, so yeah I had to buy my own which means an added cost to the budget. So going back to Mighty Mom, during the media launch I have no doubt about it being a grease cutter since we did some demo and the price really suits the budget, my question was if it will be mild on my hands. As explained, Mighty Mom only uses products which are safe, they do not use the ones that has been banned and tagged as unsafe in other countries as well and they do not use china-brand ingridients. But of course the mildness depends on every persons skin which I totally understand, and I was hoping that it would work with my skin irritation so that we can switch and just buy this one product than having a separate one for me. So we took home goodies of Mighty Mom variants and I was asked to try it for a week and let them know through this blog of what my findings are, here it goes.

1. I like Mighty Mom's scent, it is not that strong and it smells fresh but when placed in the rack the scent disappears which is completely ok because who wants scented rice or adobo together with your plate right?
2. It still cuts through grease even when you mix it with water, yay for the budget and the quantity, I smell more savings.
3. And yes it really mild and gentle with my hands. With out old brand, after every wash I would feel like the inside of my skin has a burning sensation then after a few hours it will itch then have those little blisters. But with Mighty Mom, I was surprised, not a tiny bit of itchiness. I do hope the very beautiful family from KOHL will be able to read this, and yes we are switching, thanks goodness for this Mighty Mom!

Also, they are on Buy One Take One promo that so far it doesn't have a time frame so go get yours while there is more, Mighty Mom is available in most leading supermarkets and groceries, yes the ones in the malls too. :-)

Posted at 12:57 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, August 19, 2016


It is back! Oh not as if it was absent but our favorite McDonald's French Fries that I personally deep in their yummy gravy has an exciting treat for us! Say hello to McDonald's Shake Shake Fries and yes they have 3 flavors for us to devour with friends and family. We got to try them during the Shake and Freeze Media Party held at the McDonald's store, The Forum, BGC where we had some games and raffles before we were served with freshly fried french fries ready to be shaken by the super yummy BBQ, Creamy Cheddar and Garlic Butter (my personal fave). Shaking them up is so fun and exciting knowing that after the shaking is the tasting. And it does not end there, of course drinks should be next and the best pair for this is the McFreeze oh yes I chose Royal and of cpurse there is Coke too. Super amazing tandem, so when tou go visit your fave McDonald's store remember to Freeze and Shake ayt!

P.S. Amazing Jing and I were part of the 6 winners who did the shake and freeze game. Yay!

Shake and Freeze Your Way to McDonald's


It is back! Oh not as if it was absent but our favorite McDonald's French Fries that I personally deep in their yummy gravy has an exciting treat for us! Say hello to McDonald's Shake Shake Fries and yes they have 3 flavors for us to devour with friends and family. We got to try them during the Shake and Freeze Media Party held at the McDonald's store, The Forum, BGC where we had some games and raffles before we were served with freshly fried french fries ready to be shaken by the super yummy BBQ, Creamy Cheddar and Garlic Butter (my personal fave). Shaking them up is so fun and exciting knowing that after the shaking is the tasting. And it does not end there, of course drinks should be next and the best pair for this is the McFreeze oh yes I chose Royal and of cpurse there is Coke too. Super amazing tandem, so when tou go visit your fave McDonald's store remember to Freeze and Shake ayt!

P.S. Amazing Jing and I were part of the 6 winners who did the shake and freeze game. Yay!

Posted at 11:25 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, August 18, 2016


So after the fun in letting my one year old eat different kinds of food like vegetables, breads and fruits, I am now in question if it is the right time to teach him how to brush his teeth or at least introduce it to him at one year and 2 months. But for now he will just have to watch us do it first and in the future we could try CLIO.

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Get creative and make routine tasks like eating with a spoon and fork or brushing their teeth fun

Is your baby now a toddler? Now’s the time to teach them to do things on their own. As a parent, you have the privilege of helping them further enjoy their toddler years by teaching them to be independent and fully capable to do simple tasks on their own.

While teaching energetic toddlers may not be a walk in the park, incorporating a good dose of fun will always do the trick. But first, you have to set an example for your child. Toddlers often mimic what their parents do, whether on how to use a spoon and fork, how to drink from a glass, or how to brush their teeth. Make sure they watch you when you do these things – or better yet, allow them to do these things with you – so that they can copy you.

Make everything fun. Create fun step-by-step guides for properly eating with a spoon and fork, for example. You can use music or rhymes, whichever works.

When brushing teeth, funny faces or catchy songs may just be the trick you need. Use a catchy nursery rhyme to signal that it’s time to brush their teeth. Establish that it should be a routine – after eating, they should always brush their teeth. Remind them that they need to do it to have healthy teeth in the future.

sku5_cleene_clio_toothbrush_junior

To make your child’s brushing experience light and enjoyable, also make sure that you are using the right toothbrush, like the Korean-made Cleene CLIO Junior toothbrush with extra soft round-ended and tapered bristles with anti-bacterial property, perfect for your kids’ sensitive and brittle teeth. It comes in different vibrant colors kids will surely love.

After they’ve mastered these simple tasks, gradually let them explore and play on their own, and even let them choose their own clothes. Encouraging them to be independent at an early age allows them to express their creativity, and that will surely go a long way.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are available in all Mercury Drug stores and other leading supermarkets nationwide.

Brushing: Another Step In Raising A Toddler


So after the fun in letting my one year old eat different kinds of food like vegetables, breads and fruits, I am now in question if it is the right time to teach him how to brush his teeth or at least introduce it to him at one year and 2 months. But for now he will just have to watch us do it first and in the future we could try CLIO.

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Get creative and make routine tasks like eating with a spoon and fork or brushing their teeth fun

Is your baby now a toddler? Now’s the time to teach them to do things on their own. As a parent, you have the privilege of helping them further enjoy their toddler years by teaching them to be independent and fully capable to do simple tasks on their own.

While teaching energetic toddlers may not be a walk in the park, incorporating a good dose of fun will always do the trick. But first, you have to set an example for your child. Toddlers often mimic what their parents do, whether on how to use a spoon and fork, how to drink from a glass, or how to brush their teeth. Make sure they watch you when you do these things – or better yet, allow them to do these things with you – so that they can copy you.

Make everything fun. Create fun step-by-step guides for properly eating with a spoon and fork, for example. You can use music or rhymes, whichever works.

When brushing teeth, funny faces or catchy songs may just be the trick you need. Use a catchy nursery rhyme to signal that it’s time to brush their teeth. Establish that it should be a routine – after eating, they should always brush their teeth. Remind them that they need to do it to have healthy teeth in the future.

sku5_cleene_clio_toothbrush_junior

To make your child’s brushing experience light and enjoyable, also make sure that you are using the right toothbrush, like the Korean-made Cleene CLIO Junior toothbrush with extra soft round-ended and tapered bristles with anti-bacterial property, perfect for your kids’ sensitive and brittle teeth. It comes in different vibrant colors kids will surely love.

After they’ve mastered these simple tasks, gradually let them explore and play on their own, and even let them choose their own clothes. Encouraging them to be independent at an early age allows them to express their creativity, and that will surely go a long way.

Cleene CLIO toothbrushes are available in all Mercury Drug stores and other leading supermarkets nationwide.

Posted at 6:52 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


At first I was not interested about this movie until teasers came out one after the other. My first take basing it on the title and the clips? This might be another hugot, emote, pabebe film which is super uso nowadays, you'll wake up to it everyday on social media. Then I was invited to their mall show in Market Market Taguig and was given a chance for an interview with the Camp Sawi ladies namely Kim Molina, Yassi Pressman, Arci Munoz and Bela Padilla (Andi Eigennman was not feeling well that time- absent)

So anyway during the conversations, yup we don't do interviews we are like chatting, that is how we do it, the ladies shared their thought about their break-ups and said the hurt must be felt so one could be able to move on, that they wanted a real Camp Sawi for people who would be needing a support group because they said no one even your closest friends would be able to understand what you are feeling because every pain is different from the other. What surprised me as Bela Padilla said this is not a hugot film, why? Because a small percentage of the movie only tackled the pain and suffering, this is more of the beauty of moving on, on how someone could actually realize and see better things despite their bad relationship endings.

So that what males this film exciting and interesting at the same time, they captured my attention and I will definitely want to see this on August 24 in cinemas, if you are from Cebu catch their premiere night at the SM Seaside Cebu on August 22nd, and Manila premiere on August 23rd at SM Megamall.

Camp Sawi Not A Hugot Movie


At first I was not interested about this movie until teasers came out one after the other. My first take basing it on the title and the clips? This might be another hugot, emote, pabebe film which is super uso nowadays, you'll wake up to it everyday on social media. Then I was invited to their mall show in Market Market Taguig and was given a chance for an interview with the Camp Sawi ladies namely Kim Molina, Yassi Pressman, Arci Munoz and Bela Padilla (Andi Eigennman was not feeling well that time- absent)

So anyway during the conversations, yup we don't do interviews we are like chatting, that is how we do it, the ladies shared their thought about their break-ups and said the hurt must be felt so one could be able to move on, that they wanted a real Camp Sawi for people who would be needing a support group because they said no one even your closest friends would be able to understand what you are feeling because every pain is different from the other. What surprised me as Bela Padilla said this is not a hugot film, why? Because a small percentage of the movie only tackled the pain and suffering, this is more of the beauty of moving on, on how someone could actually realize and see better things despite their bad relationship endings.

So that what males this film exciting and interesting at the same time, they captured my attention and I will definitely want to see this on August 24 in cinemas, if you are from Cebu catch their premiere night at the SM Seaside Cebu on August 22nd, and Manila premiere on August 23rd at SM Megamall.

Posted at 10:56 PM  |  by Misis Nikole


As if you haven't been in awe of all the kicks Converse has been releasing, here is yet another one that might probably get you to splurge some more.

Spacer Mesh Hi Thunder (unisex) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Hi Signal Red (teens) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Ox Mouse (unisex) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Ox Polar Blue (teens) Php 4,550

Converse Announces: Chuck II Spacer Mesh


As if you haven't been in awe of all the kicks Converse has been releasing, here is yet another one that might probably get you to splurge some more.

Spacer Mesh Hi Thunder (unisex) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Hi Signal Red (teens) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Ox Mouse (unisex) Php 4,550

Spacer Mesh Ox Polar Blue (teens) Php 4,550

Posted at 1:03 AM  |  by Misis Nikole


Jeunesse Anion sanitary pads recently held a Zumba party at the Marriot for bloggers. The room was filled with mostly mommy bloggers who wants to do some shaking to get those stress out of our system, what's more exciting is that the one hour zumba party will be lead by non-other that the very sexy and fab Regine Tolentino. After the Zumba-mazing non stop dancing, healthy food was served which was enjoyed by everyone, oooh a day of healthy living is just so wonderful, can we do this everyday? Lol!

So anyway it took me a couple of weeks to actually write about Jeunesse Anion because I wanted to really try it, hence I have to wait for my monthly visitor of course. I checked out our favorite grocery and supermarket to know how the pricing of Jeunesse competes with the regular commercialized brands, oooh a bit pricey, which made me more curious about this product. So, I was now able to try it and now I undesrtand why, it really is absorbent? The panty liner felt like I wasn't even wearing one, and for those heavy days and nights, aside from being absorbent it feels clean, no rashes and itchy feel and you'll feel the value for money because it is highly absorbent thus not making you feel concious that overflow might happen. If that is the feeling of having a healthy pad for a better hygiene oh well I am switching. And so I did, when we went to the grocery during the weekend I did not think twice and got Jeunesse liners for my everyday use. Thanks Jeunesse Anion for introducing this great product for women.

Jeunesse Anion For A Fabulous You


Jeunesse Anion sanitary pads recently held a Zumba party at the Marriot for bloggers. The room was filled with mostly mommy bloggers who wants to do some shaking to get those stress out of our system, what's more exciting is that the one hour zumba party will be lead by non-other that the very sexy and fab Regine Tolentino. After the Zumba-mazing non stop dancing, healthy food was served which was enjoyed by everyone, oooh a day of healthy living is just so wonderful, can we do this everyday? Lol!

So anyway it took me a couple of weeks to actually write about Jeunesse Anion because I wanted to really try it, hence I have to wait for my monthly visitor of course. I checked out our favorite grocery and supermarket to know how the pricing of Jeunesse competes with the regular commercialized brands, oooh a bit pricey, which made me more curious about this product. So, I was now able to try it and now I undesrtand why, it really is absorbent? The panty liner felt like I wasn't even wearing one, and for those heavy days and nights, aside from being absorbent it feels clean, no rashes and itchy feel and you'll feel the value for money because it is highly absorbent thus not making you feel concious that overflow might happen. If that is the feeling of having a healthy pad for a better hygiene oh well I am switching. And so I did, when we went to the grocery during the weekend I did not think twice and got Jeunesse liners for my everyday use. Thanks Jeunesse Anion for introducing this great product for women.

Posted at 12:54 AM  |  by Misis Nikole


I have been with James Reid and Nadine Lustre a couple of times already, had pictures and interviews with them as well, but this was the first event wherein I saw them with their fans. I am also a JaDine fan of course and I am thankful to get to meet them up close, but to see other fans loving them even from afar is a different story, a story of pure love for JaDine. After the fans day for the launch of their new forever love from Jollibee, I realized why people wants to stay and wait to see them, becasue the hashtag #TeamReal is really for real, they have the sparks in their eyes, the kilig smiles and they are just as they are, they don't need to caress each other the whole time just to make people believe because just by looking at them up on stage, you will know that it is real. And aside from being real, they are so game as well, they interact with their fans and play games with no arte at all. Oh they are loved because they love them (fans) bavk as well. Now I understand more of their chemistry and why they are one of the leading love teams, they are just so real.

(More photos on fb/thechubbychitchat)

#TeamReal, Jollibee throws kilig get-together at SM Mall of Asia

To celebrate their new Forever Love, James Reid and Nadine Lustre (popularly known as the on- and off-screen love team JaDine), together with Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood brand, surprised their avid followers with the New Forever Love Fans Day on August 3, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.

Filled with special performances and fun activities, the event also allowed JaDinenians to ask their idols about their relationship, where the love birds gamely revealed the sweet and spicy side of their relationship since being officially together over five months ago.

James shared that Nadine has done a lot of things that he finds so sweet like the surprises she prepared for his last birthday. For her part, Nadine says James is also sweet in his own way, and what she finds as the sweetest gesture he did for her was when he wrote a song for her.

Aside from enjoying kilig moments, the two added that their being both fun-loving and adventurous further spices up their relationship.

“We have been traveling a lot together for work and being able to do a lot of adventures during these travels really adds spice to our relationship. Our latest one was when we went to New York where we were able to do a lot of things. Adding excitement to our relationship as well is the difference in our personality – like she’s a morning person while I am an evening person – so there’s the challenge of finding middle ground to make it work,” said James.

JaDine said that they also bond a lot over food such as their #NewForeverLove – the NEW Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak, which is made of 100 percent pure beef patty topped with Sweet-Spicy BBQ sauce and corn kernels and served with steamed rice. Prior to the newest twist to the leading fastfood chain’s well-loved Burger Steak, JaDine had also shared kilig moments over the Jollibee Classic Burger Steak, which they have dubbed as their “Forever Love.”

“We love both the Classic and the Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak. It is also real to say that ‘sweet-spicy’ describes the kind of relationship that we have now – nakaka-kilig sa sweet and delightfully spicy,” said Nadine.

JaDine On Their New Forever Love


I have been with James Reid and Nadine Lustre a couple of times already, had pictures and interviews with them as well, but this was the first event wherein I saw them with their fans. I am also a JaDine fan of course and I am thankful to get to meet them up close, but to see other fans loving them even from afar is a different story, a story of pure love for JaDine. After the fans day for the launch of their new forever love from Jollibee, I realized why people wants to stay and wait to see them, becasue the hashtag #TeamReal is really for real, they have the sparks in their eyes, the kilig smiles and they are just as they are, they don't need to caress each other the whole time just to make people believe because just by looking at them up on stage, you will know that it is real. And aside from being real, they are so game as well, they interact with their fans and play games with no arte at all. Oh they are loved because they love them (fans) bavk as well. Now I understand more of their chemistry and why they are one of the leading love teams, they are just so real.

(More photos on fb/thechubbychitchat)

#TeamReal, Jollibee throws kilig get-together at SM Mall of Asia

To celebrate their new Forever Love, James Reid and Nadine Lustre (popularly known as the on- and off-screen love team JaDine), together with Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood brand, surprised their avid followers with the New Forever Love Fans Day on August 3, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.

Filled with special performances and fun activities, the event also allowed JaDinenians to ask their idols about their relationship, where the love birds gamely revealed the sweet and spicy side of their relationship since being officially together over five months ago.

James shared that Nadine has done a lot of things that he finds so sweet like the surprises she prepared for his last birthday. For her part, Nadine says James is also sweet in his own way, and what she finds as the sweetest gesture he did for her was when he wrote a song for her.

Aside from enjoying kilig moments, the two added that their being both fun-loving and adventurous further spices up their relationship.

“We have been traveling a lot together for work and being able to do a lot of adventures during these travels really adds spice to our relationship. Our latest one was when we went to New York where we were able to do a lot of things. Adding excitement to our relationship as well is the difference in our personality – like she’s a morning person while I am an evening person – so there’s the challenge of finding middle ground to make it work,” said James.

JaDine said that they also bond a lot over food such as their #NewForeverLove – the NEW Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak, which is made of 100 percent pure beef patty topped with Sweet-Spicy BBQ sauce and corn kernels and served with steamed rice. Prior to the newest twist to the leading fastfood chain’s well-loved Burger Steak, JaDine had also shared kilig moments over the Jollibee Classic Burger Steak, which they have dubbed as their “Forever Love.”

“We love both the Classic and the Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak. It is also real to say that ‘sweet-spicy’ describes the kind of relationship that we have now – nakaka-kilig sa sweet and delightfully spicy,” said Nadine.

Posted at 12:05 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Eat Bulaga’s very own pint-sized cutie is not just huggable and lovable. He’s also smart when it comes to his techie toys.

Bae-by Baste, or Sebastian Benedict off-camera, is one of the co-hosts in the Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety show, and he is known for his irresistibly adorable antics. Like any kid his age, he loves his fair share of gadgets and his number one choice these days is the Smart Watch.

The Smart Watch from PLDT HOME is today’s coolest gadget for kids, and parents love it too. It can be used for taking photos, playing music and even recording sounds, music or funny messages. Kids can also get


notifications from games or apps like Facebook, and calls and text messages through the watch when it is paired with the PLDT HOME Telpad or a smart phone so Mommy or Daddy can easily send messages and friendly reminders if needed.

Bae-by Baste’s Papa Sol and Mama Sheila, as well as brother Sam-sam, are all in on the Smart Watch craze. They love how it can be used as a WiFi remote for the Telpad or smart phone cameras so it’s easier to take selfies or fun family groufies together.

Another cool feature that Papa Sol and Mama Sheila like is the anti-lost feature because it lets them know if the connected Telpad or smart phone is too far away. You can also click a button on the watch so that the connected Telpad or smart phone will make a sound to help locate it when it is misplaced. This is especially handy for kids who can’t help but be their usual carefree selves.

With the Smart Watch, there’s no down time when it comes to fun and bonding wherever Bae-by Baste is. Now, he’s not just the cutest ‘bae-by’ on noontime TV, he’s also definitely one of the coolest.

Bae-by Baste's New Gadget from PLDT

Eat Bulaga’s very own pint-sized cutie is not just huggable and lovable. He’s also smart when it comes to his techie toys.

Bae-by Baste, or Sebastian Benedict off-camera, is one of the co-hosts in the Philippines’ longest-running noontime variety show, and he is known for his irresistibly adorable antics. Like any kid his age, he loves his fair share of gadgets and his number one choice these days is the Smart Watch.

The Smart Watch from PLDT HOME is today’s coolest gadget for kids, and parents love it too. It can be used for taking photos, playing music and even recording sounds, music or funny messages. Kids can also get


notifications from games or apps like Facebook, and calls and text messages through the watch when it is paired with the PLDT HOME Telpad or a smart phone so Mommy or Daddy can easily send messages and friendly reminders if needed.

Bae-by Baste’s Papa Sol and Mama Sheila, as well as brother Sam-sam, are all in on the Smart Watch craze. They love how it can be used as a WiFi remote for the Telpad or smart phone cameras so it’s easier to take selfies or fun family groufies together.

Another cool feature that Papa Sol and Mama Sheila like is the anti-lost feature because it lets them know if the connected Telpad or smart phone is too far away. You can also click a button on the watch so that the connected Telpad or smart phone will make a sound to help locate it when it is misplaced. This is especially handy for kids who can’t help but be their usual carefree selves.

With the Smart Watch, there’s no down time when it comes to fun and bonding wherever Bae-by Baste is. Now, he’s not just the cutest ‘bae-by’ on noontime TV, he’s also definitely one of the coolest.

Posted at 9:13 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, August 4, 2016


As a first time mom, it was tough to make decisions for my baby, I would always ask my pedia, family and friends for recommendations and tips, but because they have a lot to say and sometimes contradicting, I got confused on which ones to follow and what really is effective. Reading online articles also added up a little stress in the quest to know and give what is best for my baby, I am always careful and question myself many times if what I was doung was right, and mostly ended up feeling upset because I think I did not do well.

As I was invited by Nido to welcome their newest endorser Sarah Lahbati, I got excited since she is also a first time mom and would love to know her experience of being one especially having both her mom and mom-in-law who guides her. A question was asked: What if there were suggestions given by both her mom and mom-in-law who would she follow? Sarah answered: Myself! And then it dawned on me, of course myself, that is the best answer and sometimes the best thing to do is trust your instincts and I believe that mothers are the best ones to decide what's best for their babies.

That is why Nido encourages all the moms out there to check the labels of products especially the food and milk that we give them, take time to read and understand because the health of our kids rely on the food they intake. And of course Nido is very proud to be giving the best milk for kids 3 years and up, it is perfect for very active and curious babies to nurture their mind and body, always check the label to feel assured that we are giving the beat for our kids.

Nido 3+ Check The Label Campaign


As a first time mom, it was tough to make decisions for my baby, I would always ask my pedia, family and friends for recommendations and tips, but because they have a lot to say and sometimes contradicting, I got confused on which ones to follow and what really is effective. Reading online articles also added up a little stress in the quest to know and give what is best for my baby, I am always careful and question myself many times if what I was doung was right, and mostly ended up feeling upset because I think I did not do well.

As I was invited by Nido to welcome their newest endorser Sarah Lahbati, I got excited since she is also a first time mom and would love to know her experience of being one especially having both her mom and mom-in-law who guides her. A question was asked: What if there were suggestions given by both her mom and mom-in-law who would she follow? Sarah answered: Myself! And then it dawned on me, of course myself, that is the best answer and sometimes the best thing to do is trust your instincts and I believe that mothers are the best ones to decide what's best for their babies.

That is why Nido encourages all the moms out there to check the labels of products especially the food and milk that we give them, take time to read and understand because the health of our kids rely on the food they intake. And of course Nido is very proud to be giving the best milk for kids 3 years and up, it is perfect for very active and curious babies to nurture their mind and body, always check the label to feel assured that we are giving the beat for our kids.

Posted at 12:13 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, August 2, 2016


The ever lovely Julie Anne San Jose is once again back with her latest self titled album entitled Julie Anne San Jose Chasing The Light. This album is composed of original songs composed by various composers some even are foreign composers. Julie Anne admits she will be very busy in the upcoming months to promote her album in different parts of the Philippines and is also set to have concert tours after.

In line with her busy schedule as an artist, Julie plans to hopefully pursue her masters degree but would have to wait till next year so she can finish all her commitments first. And of course we were curious about the status of her love life since she had been exchanging tweets with the very eligible and hot Benjamin Alves. Julie says, what they are on twitter is what you see and what you get, they jive in terms of their love for reading and they get along so well, no courting yet but when asked if ever, Julie says Ben has all the potential of a boyfriend kind of guy and her family approves of him as well. Let's leave them at that for now and wait if their friendship blossoms into a serious relationship, nakaka kilig lang if ever.

Anyway, you may get a copy of the album from your favorite record bars nationwide. Support OPM and Pinoy artists.

Julie Anne San Jose Chasing The Light


The ever lovely Julie Anne San Jose is once again back with her latest self titled album entitled Julie Anne San Jose Chasing The Light. This album is composed of original songs composed by various composers some even are foreign composers. Julie Anne admits she will be very busy in the upcoming months to promote her album in different parts of the Philippines and is also set to have concert tours after.

In line with her busy schedule as an artist, Julie plans to hopefully pursue her masters degree but would have to wait till next year so she can finish all her commitments first. And of course we were curious about the status of her love life since she had been exchanging tweets with the very eligible and hot Benjamin Alves. Julie says, what they are on twitter is what you see and what you get, they jive in terms of their love for reading and they get along so well, no courting yet but when asked if ever, Julie says Ben has all the potential of a boyfriend kind of guy and her family approves of him as well. Let's leave them at that for now and wait if their friendship blossoms into a serious relationship, nakaka kilig lang if ever.

Anyway, you may get a copy of the album from your favorite record bars nationwide. Support OPM and Pinoy artists.

Posted at 2:59 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, July 30, 2016


Selfies bring out the best in you, experts say.

Whether it’s an artistic shot, a glam pic, or a duckface, the selfie is a way of celebrating different aspects of “who you are.”

Various studies have linked the selfie with self-obsession. But Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, pointed out in her column for Psychology Today that “in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”

“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” Rutledge said.

“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.

Instagram has over 260 million #selfies to date. An average millennial spends more than an hour each week to snap selfies and may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, a 2015 study by Frames Direct and Now Sourcing, showed.

OPPO Philippines recently conducted an online survey among 6,000 Filipinos and found that 48 percent take two to five selfies a day. Makati City, the country’s business hub, has been dubbed by Time magazine as the “selfie capital of the world.”

‘Exploration and identity experimentation’

Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ brand marketing manager, said, “Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.”

Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy. All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”

“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,” she added.

Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self, she added.

Dr Mariann Hardey, a lecturer in marketing at Durham University, said in an article on The Guardian, "The selfie is revolutionizing how we gather autobiographical information about ourselves and our friends."

"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," Hardey added.

Pride and Selfie
According to a 2014 survey conducted by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, social media, especially for teen girls, was a tool to “put themselves in the best light.”

The study found that 65 percent of teen girls and 41 percent of adult women “feel more confident” when they see selfies and other flattering photos of themselves.

Posting selfies on social media allow users to gauge others' perceptions through comments and likes. Rutledge said, “One of the most effective ways to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you.”

Selfie, however, is not all about presenting one’s “best self” but also one’s quirks and flaws.

Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, said in a previous article, “Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.”

Cheng said, “OPPO sees the value of selfie. We have developed photo-centric smartphones such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”

“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,’” he said.

About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.OPPO.com.

OPPO - Brings out the best in you


Selfies bring out the best in you, experts say.

Whether it’s an artistic shot, a glam pic, or a duckface, the selfie is a way of celebrating different aspects of “who you are.”

Various studies have linked the selfie with self-obsession. But Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, pointed out in her column for Psychology Today that “in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”

“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” Rutledge said.

“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.

Instagram has over 260 million #selfies to date. An average millennial spends more than an hour each week to snap selfies and may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, a 2015 study by Frames Direct and Now Sourcing, showed.

OPPO Philippines recently conducted an online survey among 6,000 Filipinos and found that 48 percent take two to five selfies a day. Makati City, the country’s business hub, has been dubbed by Time magazine as the “selfie capital of the world.”

‘Exploration and identity experimentation’

Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ brand marketing manager, said, “Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.”

Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy. All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”

“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,” she added.

Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self, she added.

Dr Mariann Hardey, a lecturer in marketing at Durham University, said in an article on The Guardian, "The selfie is revolutionizing how we gather autobiographical information about ourselves and our friends."

"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," Hardey added.

Pride and Selfie
According to a 2014 survey conducted by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, social media, especially for teen girls, was a tool to “put themselves in the best light.”

The study found that 65 percent of teen girls and 41 percent of adult women “feel more confident” when they see selfies and other flattering photos of themselves.

Posting selfies on social media allow users to gauge others' perceptions through comments and likes. Rutledge said, “One of the most effective ways to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you.”

Selfie, however, is not all about presenting one’s “best self” but also one’s quirks and flaws.

Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, said in a previous article, “Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.”

Cheng said, “OPPO sees the value of selfie. We have developed photo-centric smartphones such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”

“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,’” he said.

About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.OPPO.com.

Posted at 11:20 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bloggers’ Style Camp is an artist building fashion photography competition where GMA artists and the Philippines’ top bloggers come together to create photography layouts which embody a certain advocacy.

This year, our advocacy is ANTI-CYBERBULLYING (#HeartOverHate)

You may also visit the following websites for more information:

Website: http://gmanetwork.com/bloggersstylecamp

Vote here: http://gmanetwork.com/BSCVote

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMABloggersStyleCamp

Blogger's Style Camp last chance to vote

Bloggers’ Style Camp is an artist building fashion photography competition where GMA artists and the Philippines’ top bloggers come together to create photography layouts which embody a certain advocacy.

This year, our advocacy is ANTI-CYBERBULLYING (#HeartOverHate)

You may also visit the following websites for more information:

Website: http://gmanetwork.com/bloggersstylecamp

Vote here: http://gmanetwork.com/BSCVote

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMABloggersStyleCamp

Posted at 9:41 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I seldom do facials, so seldom I can't even remember the last time I did. Why? Facial spells pain for me, I was traumatized many years ago when my mom encouraged me to do so, ugh let's not go into details about the past, let's move on because I think I found a better place for our facial needs.

Say hello to Piel Acne and Skin Center who invited me to try their services, I was a bit hessitant at first because I thought facial services were all the same but because I was informed that there will be a skin analysis before they'd do anything to my face, I felt comfortable so I said yes, let's try and see. But first, who is Piel? Nope not a person nor the owner, Piel means face in French, yup they specialize in Acne, those stubborn little friends on our face. Piel's main branch is actually in New York, USA and is owned and managed by Ms. Sylvia Cancio who is a licensed Aesthetician and an Acne specialist.

Upon entering the clinic, I felt relaxed because the staff were all ready to explain and answer our questions, I was secured that they all knew what they were talking about and I admire their passion in seriously taking care and knowing what to do with our faces.

And so I was assigned to try their European Facial with Exfoliation and was promised of no pain at all. When I entered the area where my facial will be done, I was surprised by how wide the spaces were from one bed to the next one, very "maaliwalas" and very clean, the rest room was near and accessible and the ambiance makes me want to fall asleep. Moving on to the actual procedure (before I doze off just by remembering how it was lol!)


European Facial Procedure:

1. Cleanse
- This is the part wherein they clean our face from make-up, excess oil and dirt.

2. Tone
- In toning, they put the toner to relax our skin and prepare it for skin analysis.

3. Skin Analysis
- This is the part I like most because for the longest time I didn't know the condition of my skin that everytime I was asked if I was oily or dry or normal I gave a blank stare hence having wrong products to put on mine. This time I am now confident to say that my skin is a combination of dry and oily, I am now aware thanks to Piel.


4. Exfoliation
- This is done to remove dead skin cells which can't be removed by daily ordinary facial wash. This is tickling because they used a razor looking like machine, (I forgot the name because I was too relaxed lol!) I will let you know once I recall the name of the machine, but this procedure was not painful at all, and felt all the dirt from my skin was carved away.


5. The Mask
- The triple collagen mask was coated on my face, it has a cool feeling since it has mint to help reduce too much oil on my face. An eye patch was also placed on my eyes to protect it when the steam was released for more relaxation and I was able to nap for 20 minutes. The mask was removed after using a cloth rinsed in hot water and it was so relaxing I even asked for another round of hot cloth on my face lol!

The experience was superb, it was really a pampering experience that I need not worry of the pain, and one thing more thing I liked about the people from Piel aside from being knowledgeable in what they do is that they ask questions about your health, in my case I am diabetic so there are procedures that can not be done on me and they will adjust. What a refreshing experience, this could be a regular thing for me and might bring along my mom to try it too the next time.

So if you want to feel pampered nd secured that your face will be taken cared especially your Acne problems or just a regular facial cleaning visit Piel Acne and Skin Center located at the 2nd flr of Makati Place Alphaland, near RCBC plaza and Makati Fire Station, very accessible for commuters like me, just one bus ride from Edsa. Let me know tour thoughts when you visit.

Cheers!

Piel Acne and Skin Center

I seldom do facials, so seldom I can't even remember the last time I did. Why? Facial spells pain for me, I was traumatized many years ago when my mom encouraged me to do so, ugh let's not go into details about the past, let's move on because I think I found a better place for our facial needs.

Say hello to Piel Acne and Skin Center who invited me to try their services, I was a bit hessitant at first because I thought facial services were all the same but because I was informed that there will be a skin analysis before they'd do anything to my face, I felt comfortable so I said yes, let's try and see. But first, who is Piel? Nope not a person nor the owner, Piel means face in French, yup they specialize in Acne, those stubborn little friends on our face. Piel's main branch is actually in New York, USA and is owned and managed by Ms. Sylvia Cancio who is a licensed Aesthetician and an Acne specialist.

Upon entering the clinic, I felt relaxed because the staff were all ready to explain and answer our questions, I was secured that they all knew what they were talking about and I admire their passion in seriously taking care and knowing what to do with our faces.

And so I was assigned to try their European Facial with Exfoliation and was promised of no pain at all. When I entered the area where my facial will be done, I was surprised by how wide the spaces were from one bed to the next one, very "maaliwalas" and very clean, the rest room was near and accessible and the ambiance makes me want to fall asleep. Moving on to the actual procedure (before I doze off just by remembering how it was lol!)


European Facial Procedure:

1. Cleanse
- This is the part wherein they clean our face from make-up, excess oil and dirt.

2. Tone
- In toning, they put the toner to relax our skin and prepare it for skin analysis.

3. Skin Analysis
- This is the part I like most because for the longest time I didn't know the condition of my skin that everytime I was asked if I was oily or dry or normal I gave a blank stare hence having wrong products to put on mine. This time I am now confident to say that my skin is a combination of dry and oily, I am now aware thanks to Piel.


4. Exfoliation
- This is done to remove dead skin cells which can't be removed by daily ordinary facial wash. This is tickling because they used a razor looking like machine, (I forgot the name because I was too relaxed lol!) I will let you know once I recall the name of the machine, but this procedure was not painful at all, and felt all the dirt from my skin was carved away.


5. The Mask
- The triple collagen mask was coated on my face, it has a cool feeling since it has mint to help reduce too much oil on my face. An eye patch was also placed on my eyes to protect it when the steam was released for more relaxation and I was able to nap for 20 minutes. The mask was removed after using a cloth rinsed in hot water and it was so relaxing I even asked for another round of hot cloth on my face lol!

The experience was superb, it was really a pampering experience that I need not worry of the pain, and one thing more thing I liked about the people from Piel aside from being knowledgeable in what they do is that they ask questions about your health, in my case I am diabetic so there are procedures that can not be done on me and they will adjust. What a refreshing experience, this could be a regular thing for me and might bring along my mom to try it too the next time.

So if you want to feel pampered nd secured that your face will be taken cared especially your Acne problems or just a regular facial cleaning visit Piel Acne and Skin Center located at the 2nd flr of Makati Place Alphaland, near RCBC plaza and Makati Fire Station, very accessible for commuters like me, just one bus ride from Edsa. Let me know tour thoughts when you visit.

Cheers!

Posted at 10:49 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Our dear Nadz was seen in a photo on the Facebook group page of UBER Rider and Friends (I am a member of that page because My family are UBER riders as well) So while browsing through my regular feed I saw a post from one of the Uber driver/partner stating "Hulaan nyo sino kasama ko?" And that he already reached his quota and ready to go home because maybe for him, having Nadine as his rider was enough for the day. So nice of Nadine to accomodate a photo op with kuya, but wait, isn't his boyfriend James Reid endorsing Grab? Oh well, but still Kuya is so lucky to have Nadine ride with him naman.

Nadine Lustre Goes UBER On!


Our dear Nadz was seen in a photo on the Facebook group page of UBER Rider and Friends (I am a member of that page because My family are UBER riders as well) So while browsing through my regular feed I saw a post from one of the Uber driver/partner stating "Hulaan nyo sino kasama ko?" And that he already reached his quota and ready to go home because maybe for him, having Nadine as his rider was enough for the day. So nice of Nadine to accomodate a photo op with kuya, but wait, isn't his boyfriend James Reid endorsing Grab? Oh well, but still Kuya is so lucky to have Nadine ride with him naman.

Posted at 6:01 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Mention Korea, I think of fashion. Yes, I am specifically amazed by the fashion sense of Koreans, on how they could mix up wardrobes but still comes out as a fabulous ensembles plus the fact that their body is of the petite-slim kind of type. And that made me worry a bit when I was invited for their soft opening and was given the privelege to shop, will I be able to shop for my body type? So I got curious and immediately checked their Instagram account @MallOfKorea to have a glimpse of what they were offering, and there it was, I had a sigh of relief, the minute I saw that there were clothes for kids, I giggled (the mom in me lol!) I said nevermind that I won't be able to get clothes for myself, kids clothes means love!



Mall Of Korea has a big floor area, it was fun browsing through their clothing line and sale corner, to think the coffee shop and other areas were still being renovated, it is indeed a shop till you drop experience. Remember I said earlier that I'll be getiing clothes for my little one, tough decision, who would've thought that there were pieces that fitted my plus size-well loved body, I got a jacket, sleep wear, a pair of jeans and sando-shirt for the hubby, oh well our lil' boy still got lots of clothes pa naman lol!


Anyway, the shopping was tiring but exciting and I want one of you, yes you reading this to experience Mall Of Korea by treating you to a total cash card of Php1,500 (in denomination of 5pcs 300 cash cards) shopping spree courtesy of course from Mall of Korea. Easy peasy way to win, how?

1. LIKE Mall of Korea on Facebook www.facebook.com/mallofkorea

2. FOLLOW @MallOfKorea on Instagram

3. LIKE and FOLLOW @Chubbychitchat on FB and IG

4. Repost this IG photo and tag @MallOfKorea and @chubbychitchat plus the hashtags #CCCxMOK #MallOfKorea

5. Comment DONE on this blog post.

Super easy, entries should be in by July 27th and announcement will be done via this blog.

UPDATE: Congrats IVY or @TheHappyMudra for winning our mini contest! We will contact tou through your IG account. Thanks everyone for joining! Till next contest

Mall Of Korea The Biggest for Your Korean Finds


Mention Korea, I think of fashion. Yes, I am specifically amazed by the fashion sense of Koreans, on how they could mix up wardrobes but still comes out as a fabulous ensembles plus the fact that their body is of the petite-slim kind of type. And that made me worry a bit when I was invited for their soft opening and was given the privelege to shop, will I be able to shop for my body type? So I got curious and immediately checked their Instagram account @MallOfKorea to have a glimpse of what they were offering, and there it was, I had a sigh of relief, the minute I saw that there were clothes for kids, I giggled (the mom in me lol!) I said nevermind that I won't be able to get clothes for myself, kids clothes means love!



Mall Of Korea has a big floor area, it was fun browsing through their clothing line and sale corner, to think the coffee shop and other areas were still being renovated, it is indeed a shop till you drop experience. Remember I said earlier that I'll be getiing clothes for my little one, tough decision, who would've thought that there were pieces that fitted my plus size-well loved body, I got a jacket, sleep wear, a pair of jeans and sando-shirt for the hubby, oh well our lil' boy still got lots of clothes pa naman lol!


Anyway, the shopping was tiring but exciting and I want one of you, yes you reading this to experience Mall Of Korea by treating you to a total cash card of Php1,500 (in denomination of 5pcs 300 cash cards) shopping spree courtesy of course from Mall of Korea. Easy peasy way to win, how?

1. LIKE Mall of Korea on Facebook www.facebook.com/mallofkorea

2. FOLLOW @MallOfKorea on Instagram

3. LIKE and FOLLOW @Chubbychitchat on FB and IG

4. Repost this IG photo and tag @MallOfKorea and @chubbychitchat plus the hashtags #CCCxMOK #MallOfKorea

5. Comment DONE on this blog post.

Super easy, entries should be in by July 27th and announcement will be done via this blog.

UPDATE: Congrats IVY or @TheHappyMudra for winning our mini contest! We will contact tou through your IG account. Thanks everyone for joining! Till next contest

Posted at 11:26 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Monday, July 18, 2016

Céleteque Dermo Celebrates 10 Years of Skin Health With The Promise of Making You DermoBeautiful.

What does it really mean when a beauty brand claims to make you beautiful? Does their beauty
promise latch on transformation? Does it commit to worlds beyond your reach? For skin-favorite Céleteque Dermo, the answer is quite clear. With products co-created with dermatologists and curated by beauty experts, Celeteque Dermo grounds its philosophy on the dermatological proposition that beautiful skin, and in turn overall beauty, starts with healthy skin.

What Céleteque Dermo does is offer customized skin care solutions for every skin type. It sits at forefront of innovation and uses only the latest derma-grade ingredients and technologies to consistently release new products and improve existing ones in order to promote skin health. Each product is proven by clinical tests and evidence-based research to be effective and safe for everyday use, so there are no empty promises. It promises healthy skin, so it gives you healthy skin, making you not just your most beautiful, but ultimately DermoBeautiful.

DermoScience and DermoCosmetics
Part of Celeteque’s lineup of celebrated products is Céleteque’s DermoScience line, skincare products that cater to specific skin needs—from Hydration, Acne Solutions, and Sun Care, to Brightening, Advanced Anti-Aging, and even Hair and Scalp Care. The products have earned a loyal following and have become staples for even the most meticulous beauty experts.

If you want to be even more DermoBeautiful, Céleteque DermoCosmetics takes things a step further, promising expert color and cover through a line of cosmetics that combines the enhancing touch of makeup and nourishing benefits of skin care. The line offers everyday makeup that not only complements your skin care regimen but also enhances it.

10 Years Of #DermoBeautiful Skin
Céleteque Dermo leverages on Unilab's pharmaceutical expertise, thus providing a deeper and long-term enhancement of skin health. Céleteque has been promoting #DermoBeautiful skin for 10 years, and as it celebrates this decade-long commitment to skin health, it welcomes only more opportunities to provide solutions for every type of skin and soothe its every concern.

In as far as beautiful skin goes, nothing quite beats standards that rely on derma-level skin health. After all, healthy skin is beautiful skin, and beautiful skin is the cornerstone of being beautiful. Truly, the future is only more #DermoBeautiful with Céleteque.

Happy 10th Celeteque

Céleteque Dermo Celebrates 10 Years of Skin Health With The Promise of Making You DermoBeautiful.

What does it really mean when a beauty brand claims to make you beautiful? Does their beauty
promise latch on transformation? Does it commit to worlds beyond your reach? For skin-favorite Céleteque Dermo, the answer is quite clear. With products co-created with dermatologists and curated by beauty experts, Celeteque Dermo grounds its philosophy on the dermatological proposition that beautiful skin, and in turn overall beauty, starts with healthy skin.

What Céleteque Dermo does is offer customized skin care solutions for every skin type. It sits at forefront of innovation and uses only the latest derma-grade ingredients and technologies to consistently release new products and improve existing ones in order to promote skin health. Each product is proven by clinical tests and evidence-based research to be effective and safe for everyday use, so there are no empty promises. It promises healthy skin, so it gives you healthy skin, making you not just your most beautiful, but ultimately DermoBeautiful.

DermoScience and DermoCosmetics
Part of Celeteque’s lineup of celebrated products is Céleteque’s DermoScience line, skincare products that cater to specific skin needs—from Hydration, Acne Solutions, and Sun Care, to Brightening, Advanced Anti-Aging, and even Hair and Scalp Care. The products have earned a loyal following and have become staples for even the most meticulous beauty experts.

If you want to be even more DermoBeautiful, Céleteque DermoCosmetics takes things a step further, promising expert color and cover through a line of cosmetics that combines the enhancing touch of makeup and nourishing benefits of skin care. The line offers everyday makeup that not only complements your skin care regimen but also enhances it.

10 Years Of #DermoBeautiful Skin
Céleteque Dermo leverages on Unilab's pharmaceutical expertise, thus providing a deeper and long-term enhancement of skin health. Céleteque has been promoting #DermoBeautiful skin for 10 years, and as it celebrates this decade-long commitment to skin health, it welcomes only more opportunities to provide solutions for every type of skin and soothe its every concern.

In as far as beautiful skin goes, nothing quite beats standards that rely on derma-level skin health. After all, healthy skin is beautiful skin, and beautiful skin is the cornerstone of being beautiful. Truly, the future is only more #DermoBeautiful with Céleteque.

Posted at 8:30 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Because my one year old is now super active in terms of walking and sometimes trying to run (feeling nya kaya na nya lol!) aside from his milk and water I see to eat that he has snacks in between his regular meals but what can we actually give for snacks? May I share with you what I opted to have for his snack time, this is Organics Happy Baby Super Food Puffs what we have is the Strawberry and Beet flavor and no I am not into pure Organic eating for my little one. Well for starters we were buying his baby food at 6 months old from Healthy Options and he loved it until he outgrew them and would just want to join us on our regular meals (which made me an inventor to create meals which has vegetables etc, maybe to feature on my next post) so anyways, I did bought this just because I don't want him to be exposed this early to regular junk food or chichirya that is too salty and not healthy at all.


The price may come off a bit hard on the budget it is about Php250 but we give him this in moderation, when he is bored or hungry and not in the mood, his snack perks him up and excites him again. Healthy Options carries a lot of baby and toddler food that may seem expensive at first but the quality and quantity will go a long way, believe me I am a mom who keeps track of the budget. Try other flavors too, next time we'll get the yellow, ornge or purple packaging (not sure of the flavors lol!) but will surely write about them or update this post when we have it. As my husband would usually say when I am in doubt because it is kinda pricey "all the best for our baby".


Kiss kiss from Nanay,
chubbychitchat

What Do I Give for Snack Time?

Because my one year old is now super active in terms of walking and sometimes trying to run (feeling nya kaya na nya lol!) aside from his milk and water I see to eat that he has snacks in between his regular meals but what can we actually give for snacks? May I share with you what I opted to have for his snack time, this is Organics Happy Baby Super Food Puffs what we have is the Strawberry and Beet flavor and no I am not into pure Organic eating for my little one. Well for starters we were buying his baby food at 6 months old from Healthy Options and he loved it until he outgrew them and would just want to join us on our regular meals (which made me an inventor to create meals which has vegetables etc, maybe to feature on my next post) so anyways, I did bought this just because I don't want him to be exposed this early to regular junk food or chichirya that is too salty and not healthy at all.


The price may come off a bit hard on the budget it is about Php250 but we give him this in moderation, when he is bored or hungry and not in the mood, his snack perks him up and excites him again. Healthy Options carries a lot of baby and toddler food that may seem expensive at first but the quality and quantity will go a long way, believe me I am a mom who keeps track of the budget. Try other flavors too, next time we'll get the yellow, ornge or purple packaging (not sure of the flavors lol!) but will surely write about them or update this post when we have it. As my husband would usually say when I am in doubt because it is kinda pricey "all the best for our baby".


Kiss kiss from Nanay,
chubbychitchat

Posted at 5:23 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Who among you moms out there is having a hard time convincing your babies to drink water? My baby boy is 11 months old and since he is already eating soft solids, water should be practiced too. I tried putting water on to his milk feeding bottle to play pretend that it is milk but of course he knows, tried using the magic spoon and ended up spilling water because he knows it is water, and I also did try to use a new medicine dropper just because he loves to drink his vitamins, he might think water is vitamins too, but no, he dosn't like it as well.

So how did we get him to drink his water? My husband one time was drinking his waster when our little boy tried to get hold of his glass, my husband thought of trying to give him water just for the fun of it, an 11 month old baby drinking from an adult glass. Surprisingly baby was enjoying his glass of water and was drinking fast, my goodness of we have known earlier that he wanted to do what we were doing, I spared myself from stressing over how to make him drink water, super funny! So now that he is 1 year old, we have this tiny bowl where he drinks his water, assisted of course since it is shallow and we can easily see and control how the water comes into his mouth because sometimes he gates all too excited and kinda choke himself of water.

I am not sure is this helps but it is part of our experience and so we just wanted to share it with everyone who might drop by and read. Thank you and till our next discovery.


Cheers!

How I Engaged My Son To Drink Water

Who among you moms out there is having a hard time convincing your babies to drink water? My baby boy is 11 months old and since he is already eating soft solids, water should be practiced too. I tried putting water on to his milk feeding bottle to play pretend that it is milk but of course he knows, tried using the magic spoon and ended up spilling water because he knows it is water, and I also did try to use a new medicine dropper just because he loves to drink his vitamins, he might think water is vitamins too, but no, he dosn't like it as well.

So how did we get him to drink his water? My husband one time was drinking his waster when our little boy tried to get hold of his glass, my husband thought of trying to give him water just for the fun of it, an 11 month old baby drinking from an adult glass. Surprisingly baby was enjoying his glass of water and was drinking fast, my goodness of we have known earlier that he wanted to do what we were doing, I spared myself from stressing over how to make him drink water, super funny! So now that he is 1 year old, we have this tiny bowl where he drinks his water, assisted of course since it is shallow and we can easily see and control how the water comes into his mouth because sometimes he gates all too excited and kinda choke himself of water.

I am not sure is this helps but it is part of our experience and so we just wanted to share it with everyone who might drop by and read. Thank you and till our next discovery.


Cheers!

Posted at 9:20 AM  |  by Misis Nikole
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