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Monday, June 26, 2017




I was invited to a Mom’s Day Out event courtesy of Sun Life Financial, the number 1 Life Insurance Company here in the Philippines. It was held at I’M Hotel in Makati, wherein I’m Onsen Spa was also located. I got excited about visiting the hotel since I’ve seen a lot of photos of their swimming pool area plus knowing that we’ll have a spa treatment too. Talking about hitting two birds with one stone lol!

Hi Ms Michele

For the Family
For the first part, we were ushered in a room where the talk will be held. The first speaker was Ms. Michelle Alignay, a Family Life Specialist. She looks intimidating, like she was so serious and all, but when she started to talk, my attention was all hers. Her topic was interesting, about family and being a mom. I specifically love her topic about not getting guilty if ever there are times we need to leave our kids for some “me time” because we deserve it. Also, that there is nothing wrong to stop or pause and not fix everything and give ourselves time to rest. Oh it was such a relief for first time moms like me to hear encouraging words that everything is going to be alright even though there are life challenges. I love her and would love to talk with her some more in the future lol! (I think I can talk all day)






For The Future
The second talk was by Ms. Mylene Segismundo, Cluster Head of Sun Life. She discussed on how we can start now and save for our child’s future. I was shocked on how many millions a college tuition fee would cost when my baby would eventually enter college. So when I got home I told my husband that we have to be ready for it and start soon so we won’t have to deal with it in the future. It was an eye opener that there are people from Sun Life Financial willing to help and assist us in planning for our future and it’s for FREE!





For Relaxation
After the very educational talks, we lead to have our spa at I’m Onsen Spa. We were made to change into our Japanese Robes in the locker area, no need to worry their lockers is very high tech and very secured so I was comfortable leaving my valuables inside.
Then we went on the area where we will wait to be called by our therapist. Surprisingly the area was so huge with lots of comfortable lazy boy kind of seats plus hot and cold tea was available while we sit and wait and of course have our photos taken. Here’s a quick video of the area.


Ate Jen and I in my Japanese Robe

Finally my name was called by my therapist, Ate Jen. I was ushered in the spa area and again it was like an entire floor of massage rooms with private curtains. I chose the single room only but saw that there were rooms for couples too and thought to myself I will be back here with my husband so we can avail the couple room yay! Ate Jen was very careful when it came to the massage she kept asking me during the first part if I was okay with the strength of her hand. You see, based on my past massage experiences, therapist would go in and massage me the “hard” way because they thought maybe just because I am chubby that I won’t feel them when it’s just a “light” massage. Wrong! Lol! I hate “hard” I just want it “light” it relaxes me. That’s why when Ate Jen finally got a hold of how I wanted my strokes, I dozed off. The place was just so relaxing, a little bit cold at times but still the best one I experienced so far, and the oil that was used on me smells just about right.


The very spacious spa room




My first plate
For Food
After the very lovely massage, a dinner buffet was waiting at the Bloom restaurant. What a way to cap off the day with a wide spread of food for buffet. Bloom restaurant was very cozy, the variety of food was that of an international buffet style restaurants. There was a vegetable station, my favorite broccoli and cauliflower in mushroom sauce was my "rice" for the meals, just because I don't want to be super full immediately and won't be able to taste the other sumptuous dishes. The Tempura station was heaven, always filled with freshly fried Japanese staples. Other stations were the soup, salad, and grill stations with a lot of food choices that definitely is comforting.

There was also a pasta station for all you pasta lovers out there, you can ask the chef to create one for you, cooked to your hearts desire. The dessert station will always be the area where most people converge, unbelievably Bloom's has a good spread of sweets. Crepes can be made upon request and topped with a scoop of ice cream, imagine it melting on your crepe? Drool my dear friends.


If you enjoyed reading my post, good news you can also experience the Mom's Day Out courtesy of Sun Life Financial by visiting their facebook page here: Sun Life Financial to know more. Hurry there's another one happening on July 1st, so register immediately!

To wrap things up, it was indeed a day which filled my whole being from my mind, to my body down to my tummy. Thank you again to Sun Life Financial for this very fruitful event. Also, thank you to the very generous product sponsors for our goodie bags.





I hope the next time I could try their swimming pool (finally saw this up close)






A Mom's Day Out Story, Because I Deserve It!




I was invited to a Mom’s Day Out event courtesy of Sun Life Financial, the number 1 Life Insurance Company here in the Philippines. It was held at I’M Hotel in Makati, wherein I’m Onsen Spa was also located. I got excited about visiting the hotel since I’ve seen a lot of photos of their swimming pool area plus knowing that we’ll have a spa treatment too. Talking about hitting two birds with one stone lol!

Hi Ms Michele

For the Family
For the first part, we were ushered in a room where the talk will be held. The first speaker was Ms. Michelle Alignay, a Family Life Specialist. She looks intimidating, like she was so serious and all, but when she started to talk, my attention was all hers. Her topic was interesting, about family and being a mom. I specifically love her topic about not getting guilty if ever there are times we need to leave our kids for some “me time” because we deserve it. Also, that there is nothing wrong to stop or pause and not fix everything and give ourselves time to rest. Oh it was such a relief for first time moms like me to hear encouraging words that everything is going to be alright even though there are life challenges. I love her and would love to talk with her some more in the future lol! (I think I can talk all day)






For The Future
The second talk was by Ms. Mylene Segismundo, Cluster Head of Sun Life. She discussed on how we can start now and save for our child’s future. I was shocked on how many millions a college tuition fee would cost when my baby would eventually enter college. So when I got home I told my husband that we have to be ready for it and start soon so we won’t have to deal with it in the future. It was an eye opener that there are people from Sun Life Financial willing to help and assist us in planning for our future and it’s for FREE!





For Relaxation
After the very educational talks, we lead to have our spa at I’m Onsen Spa. We were made to change into our Japanese Robes in the locker area, no need to worry their lockers is very high tech and very secured so I was comfortable leaving my valuables inside.
Then we went on the area where we will wait to be called by our therapist. Surprisingly the area was so huge with lots of comfortable lazy boy kind of seats plus hot and cold tea was available while we sit and wait and of course have our photos taken. Here’s a quick video of the area.


Ate Jen and I in my Japanese Robe

Finally my name was called by my therapist, Ate Jen. I was ushered in the spa area and again it was like an entire floor of massage rooms with private curtains. I chose the single room only but saw that there were rooms for couples too and thought to myself I will be back here with my husband so we can avail the couple room yay! Ate Jen was very careful when it came to the massage she kept asking me during the first part if I was okay with the strength of her hand. You see, based on my past massage experiences, therapist would go in and massage me the “hard” way because they thought maybe just because I am chubby that I won’t feel them when it’s just a “light” massage. Wrong! Lol! I hate “hard” I just want it “light” it relaxes me. That’s why when Ate Jen finally got a hold of how I wanted my strokes, I dozed off. The place was just so relaxing, a little bit cold at times but still the best one I experienced so far, and the oil that was used on me smells just about right.


The very spacious spa room




My first plate
For Food
After the very lovely massage, a dinner buffet was waiting at the Bloom restaurant. What a way to cap off the day with a wide spread of food for buffet. Bloom restaurant was very cozy, the variety of food was that of an international buffet style restaurants. There was a vegetable station, my favorite broccoli and cauliflower in mushroom sauce was my "rice" for the meals, just because I don't want to be super full immediately and won't be able to taste the other sumptuous dishes. The Tempura station was heaven, always filled with freshly fried Japanese staples. Other stations were the soup, salad, and grill stations with a lot of food choices that definitely is comforting.

There was also a pasta station for all you pasta lovers out there, you can ask the chef to create one for you, cooked to your hearts desire. The dessert station will always be the area where most people converge, unbelievably Bloom's has a good spread of sweets. Crepes can be made upon request and topped with a scoop of ice cream, imagine it melting on your crepe? Drool my dear friends.


If you enjoyed reading my post, good news you can also experience the Mom's Day Out courtesy of Sun Life Financial by visiting their facebook page here: Sun Life Financial to know more. Hurry there's another one happening on July 1st, so register immediately!

To wrap things up, it was indeed a day which filled my whole being from my mind, to my body down to my tummy. Thank you again to Sun Life Financial for this very fruitful event. Also, thank you to the very generous product sponsors for our goodie bags.





I hope the next time I could try their swimming pool (finally saw this up close)






Posted at 2:48 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, June 22, 2017



GMA's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is well known actress that has done several roles in the industry. Be it on teleseryes or movies, her acting and charm in front of the camera has always been a joy to all her fans and supporters. Brands also trusted her with several endorsements because of her wholesome image and cheerful personality. Now that she is already a wife and a mom, more endorsements came in. Her love for cooking has been one of the major reasons why she is now the ambassador for Aji-Ginisa. Indeed she embodies the the wife-mother-goals that is well loved by many. A superstar who takes care of herself, her husband and her family.

Marian Rivera-Dantes is used to playing different characters: Primetime Queen, recording artist, brand ambassador, style icon, and philanthropist. But her favorite roles by far have been those behind the camera: as wife to Dingdong and mom to Baby Zia.

As a modern homemaker, who manages her time between work and family, Marian has found comfort in cooking as one of the best ways to make her family feel loved and to improve her culinary skills. On her social media pages, the Kapuso actress has posted some of her own culinary creations that range from baby food for little Zia, stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.

Like Marian, you can also whip up “Garantisadong Ginisarap” dishes – even non-vegetable ones – by adding a touch of AJI-GINISA to your favorite stir-fry recipes.


Visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/recipes/and like facebook.com/AjiGinisaPH and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH for more dishes to try.
Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards, and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, SARSAYA® Oyster and Sweet and Sour Sauce and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Marian Rivera - Wife and Mommy Goals in One



GMA's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera is well known actress that has done several roles in the industry. Be it on teleseryes or movies, her acting and charm in front of the camera has always been a joy to all her fans and supporters. Brands also trusted her with several endorsements because of her wholesome image and cheerful personality. Now that she is already a wife and a mom, more endorsements came in. Her love for cooking has been one of the major reasons why she is now the ambassador for Aji-Ginisa. Indeed she embodies the the wife-mother-goals that is well loved by many. A superstar who takes care of herself, her husband and her family.

Marian Rivera-Dantes is used to playing different characters: Primetime Queen, recording artist, brand ambassador, style icon, and philanthropist. But her favorite roles by far have been those behind the camera: as wife to Dingdong and mom to Baby Zia.

As a modern homemaker, who manages her time between work and family, Marian has found comfort in cooking as one of the best ways to make her family feel loved and to improve her culinary skills. On her social media pages, the Kapuso actress has posted some of her own culinary creations that range from baby food for little Zia, stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.

Like Marian, you can also whip up “Garantisadong Ginisarap” dishes – even non-vegetable ones – by adding a touch of AJI-GINISA to your favorite stir-fry recipes.


Visit http://www.ajinomoto.com.ph/recipes/and like facebook.com/AjiGinisaPH and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH for more dishes to try.
Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Established in 1958, APC lives by its promise to provide consumers products that will always give the delicious taste to healthy and nutritious meals as embodied in APC’s slogan Ajinomoto® “Eat Well, Live Well.®” APC’s complete line of quality food and seasoning products are produced by international affiliates and local toll manufacturers using Ajinomoto’s license, quality standards, and technological expertise. APC’s products include AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning, Ajinomoto® Brand Ginisa Flavor Seasoning Mix, AJI-SINIGANG® Cube, Ajinomoto® Brand Chicken Powder, PORKSAVOR® All-in-One Seasoning Mix, CRISPY FRY® Breading Mix, CRISPY FRY® SEASONED CRUMBS®, TASTY BOY® All Purpose Breading Mix, AJI-SHIO® Seasoning Mix, SARSAYA® Oyster and Sweet and Sour Sauce and “amino Fres-C” Instant Drink Mix.

Posted at 1:02 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

My gulay
Hi everyone, I just started to create a video for my cooking sessions. First on the list is my version of "PINAKBET" an Ilocano dish with lots of vegetables. On the photo you'll see the main ingredients, and everything else is on the video, enjoy watching and hopefully it can help you create your own too.



Pang- gisa


Left over lechon kawali
WATCH HERE:


P.S.- I'm still in the process of learning how to edit, hence the video quality of this one is poor, plus was just taken from my IG stroy (short cut lol!) Babawi po ako sa mga next na videos promise.

Pinakbet - #CookingMisis V1

My gulay
Hi everyone, I just started to create a video for my cooking sessions. First on the list is my version of "PINAKBET" an Ilocano dish with lots of vegetables. On the photo you'll see the main ingredients, and everything else is on the video, enjoy watching and hopefully it can help you create your own too.



Pang- gisa


Left over lechon kawali
WATCH HERE:


P.S.- I'm still in the process of learning how to edit, hence the video quality of this one is poor, plus was just taken from my IG stroy (short cut lol!) Babawi po ako sa mga next na videos promise.

Posted at 11:36 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, June 16, 2017



If you think you can protect your family from diseases by using any kind of soap, think again. Wherever you go, bacteria abounds. Many of these bacteria are able to cause foul odor, skin infection and diseases such as diarrhea, cough, colds and the like. 
Worse, these bacteria are increasingly hardier, dirtier, and can multiply faster than you expect, therefore putting your family members at risk.
 
Consider these troubling facts about bacteria:  

1.     The number of bacteria that live in and on us outnumber our own human cells by ten to one. 
2.     Common cold, flu and stomach viruses can live on the fingertips for hours and can survive on the surfaces of objects for days
3.     80% of all infections, from the common cold and flu to venereal disease and Ebola fever, are transmitted by people touching one another or touching objects that others have touched
4.     A shopping cart can contain more fecal E. Coli than a supermarket toilet.
5.     One study found that in schools, water fountain buttons, pencil sharpeners, keyboards and faucet handles were the most contaminated objects with viruses.
6.     Phones have been found to have up to 4200 bacteria from fecal contamination. Safe drinking water should have less than 1 bacteria per 100ml.
7.     In an environment as humid as a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into one billion cells overnight. 
8.     When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office will become infected with the virus by lunchtime.

In light of this disturbing data, it is imperative for all members of the household, especially children, to use the right kind of soap that can kill these germs effectively and prevent their regrowth. 

Unfortunately, not all soaps are created equal. Experts have demonstrated that most soaps do not protect their family from modern day germ threats. Protection from germ threats begin with proper hand washing and bathing using an effective antibacterial soap like Safeguard.

Safeguard with Germshield+ technology can fight a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram-negative Moreover, Germshield+ technology inhibits the regrowth of these bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours, thereby providing optimal protection. 

For over 50 years in the Philippines, Safeguard has been recommended by the leading health experts for germ protection for the entire family.  Encouraging proper hygiene, frequent hand washing, and the use the Safeguard will make your job as protector of the family easier and more effective.

8 Shocking Facts About Germs and How To Protect Your Family



If you think you can protect your family from diseases by using any kind of soap, think again. Wherever you go, bacteria abounds. Many of these bacteria are able to cause foul odor, skin infection and diseases such as diarrhea, cough, colds and the like. 
Worse, these bacteria are increasingly hardier, dirtier, and can multiply faster than you expect, therefore putting your family members at risk.
 
Consider these troubling facts about bacteria:  

1.     The number of bacteria that live in and on us outnumber our own human cells by ten to one. 
2.     Common cold, flu and stomach viruses can live on the fingertips for hours and can survive on the surfaces of objects for days
3.     80% of all infections, from the common cold and flu to venereal disease and Ebola fever, are transmitted by people touching one another or touching objects that others have touched
4.     A shopping cart can contain more fecal E. Coli than a supermarket toilet.
5.     One study found that in schools, water fountain buttons, pencil sharpeners, keyboards and faucet handles were the most contaminated objects with viruses.
6.     Phones have been found to have up to 4200 bacteria from fecal contamination. Safe drinking water should have less than 1 bacteria per 100ml.
7.     In an environment as humid as a bathroom, a single bacterial cell can multiply into one billion cells overnight. 
8.     When someone comes to work sick, about half of the commonly touched surfaces in the office will become infected with the virus by lunchtime.

In light of this disturbing data, it is imperative for all members of the household, especially children, to use the right kind of soap that can kill these germs effectively and prevent their regrowth. 

Unfortunately, not all soaps are created equal. Experts have demonstrated that most soaps do not protect their family from modern day germ threats. Protection from germ threats begin with proper hand washing and bathing using an effective antibacterial soap like Safeguard.

Safeguard with Germshield+ technology can fight a broad spectrum of gram positive and gram-negative Moreover, Germshield+ technology inhibits the regrowth of these bacteria and fungi for up to 24 hours, thereby providing optimal protection. 

For over 50 years in the Philippines, Safeguard has been recommended by the leading health experts for germ protection for the entire family.  Encouraging proper hygiene, frequent hand washing, and the use the Safeguard will make your job as protector of the family easier and more effective.

Posted at 10:18 PM  |  by Misis Nikole
 



TOGETHER CONVERSE AND MILEY CYRUS CELEBRATE DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION FOR ALL

Converse welcomes Miley Cyrus to the brand.

In celebration of pride month, Miley joins Converse’s YES TO ALL campaign to support LGBTQ youth and equality.

International pop star, and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is known for using her voice on and off the stage to speak out for the rights for the people in our streets, our cities and our world. Through her Happy Hippie Foundation, Mileyrallies for young people to stand up against the injustices that face LGBTQ youth today.

In the same spirit,Converse says YES TO ALL, standing with youth, freedom of expression, and the belief that whatever gender, sexual orientation or identity, everyone should feel free to be exactly who they are.

This year, 100% of the net proceeds of direct sales from the Converse Pride Collection will go to charities supporting LGBTQ initiatives, including The Happy Hippie Foundation, whose mission is to create positive outcomes in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. The 2017 Pride Collection is a limited-edition collection of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star '70 – designed to celebrate the LGBTQ community with bright colors and bold details. 

“The Happy Hippie Foundation was created to stand up to the injustices LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis in the world today. Working with Converse as an ally in this movement means the world to me,” said Miley Cyrus. “Converse champions youth and how important it is to give every young individual the ability to raise their voice and define their culture.I’m excited to work alongside a brand that shares both my values and style.”

“An icon in her own right, Miley provides anincredible voice for the youth of today. We are honored to stand withsuch a strong advocate for the LGBTQ youth communities and together encourage the world to say Yes to All,” said Davide Grasso, Converse CEO & President. “This is just the beginning of what will be an exciting partnership with Miley.” 

Miley performed at the Capital Pride concert on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. Converse supported Miley’s unique Twitter live moment where she interacted with fans alongside the pride celebration.
 

For more information on Converse’s YES TO ALL program, visit Converse.com/YESTOALL.Stay tune for more to come from the world of Converse and Miley. #YesToAll


About Converse

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the

Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoeand the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit http://news.nike.com/converseand follow @converse.



Converse and Miley Cyrus Celebrate Diversity #YesToAll

 



TOGETHER CONVERSE AND MILEY CYRUS CELEBRATE DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION FOR ALL

Converse welcomes Miley Cyrus to the brand.

In celebration of pride month, Miley joins Converse’s YES TO ALL campaign to support LGBTQ youth and equality.

International pop star, and philanthropist Miley Cyrus is known for using her voice on and off the stage to speak out for the rights for the people in our streets, our cities and our world. Through her Happy Hippie Foundation, Mileyrallies for young people to stand up against the injustices that face LGBTQ youth today.

In the same spirit,Converse says YES TO ALL, standing with youth, freedom of expression, and the belief that whatever gender, sexual orientation or identity, everyone should feel free to be exactly who they are.

This year, 100% of the net proceeds of direct sales from the Converse Pride Collection will go to charities supporting LGBTQ initiatives, including The Happy Hippie Foundation, whose mission is to create positive outcomes in the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world. The 2017 Pride Collection is a limited-edition collection of the iconic Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star '70 – designed to celebrate the LGBTQ community with bright colors and bold details. 

“The Happy Hippie Foundation was created to stand up to the injustices LGBTQ youth face on a daily basis in the world today. Working with Converse as an ally in this movement means the world to me,” said Miley Cyrus. “Converse champions youth and how important it is to give every young individual the ability to raise their voice and define their culture.I’m excited to work alongside a brand that shares both my values and style.”

“An icon in her own right, Miley provides anincredible voice for the youth of today. We are honored to stand withsuch a strong advocate for the LGBTQ youth communities and together encourage the world to say Yes to All,” said Davide Grasso, Converse CEO & President. “This is just the beginning of what will be an exciting partnership with Miley.” 

Miley performed at the Capital Pride concert on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. Converse supported Miley’s unique Twitter live moment where she interacted with fans alongside the pride celebration.
 

For more information on Converse’s YES TO ALL program, visit Converse.com/YESTOALL.Stay tune for more to come from the world of Converse and Miley. #YesToAll


About Converse

Converse Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIKE, Inc. Established in 1908, the Converse brand has built a reputation as “America’s Original Sports Company”™ and has been associated with a rich heritage of legendary shoes such as the

Chuck Taylor® All Star® shoe, the Jack Purcell® shoeand the One Star® shoe. Today, Converse offers a diverse portfolio including lifestyle men's, women's and children’s footwear, apparel and accessories and is sold globally by retailers in over 160 countries. For more information, please visit http://news.nike.com/converseand follow @converse.



Posted at 6:47 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Thursday, June 8, 2017


(Manila, 8 June)AEG Presents and Ovation Productions are excited to announce that celebrated singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his highly anticipated World Tour to Manila on 7 November 2017 at the MOA Concert Grounds. Tickets for the show priced at P13040, 11450, 8290, 4060, 3010, 1950 will be sold starting 10 June 2017 at www.smtickets.com.

The touring news comes straight off the back of a phenomenal few weeks for 26-year-old Ed Sheeran. Kicking-off music in 2017 and delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Ed’s dual singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have taken the globe by storm, hitting the #1 and #2 spots across the charts worldwide while seeing the Suffolk native break a magnitude of records along the way. On course to cement his third week at #1 & #2 respectively in the UK’s Official Singles Chart tomorrow [Ed made OCC history as the first-ever artist to land the two spots respectively with two brand new tracks], Ed recently conquered more milestones in the USA after landing his first-ever #1 as a performer on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape Of You" - with "Castle On The Hill" sitting closely behind at #6 on the chart, Ed also became the first artist to debut in Billboard's 'Top 10' with two songs simultaneously. Not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records broken by the troubadour this month, making history with their biggest-ever ‘one week’ and ‘one day’ streams for a track, globally with “Shape Of You” (the records were previously held by Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s “Hello”, respectively). Moreover, Ed topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24 hour streams with both singles, surpassing previous title holders, One Direction. Reaching 132 combined #1 iTunes positions around the world and accomplishing Apple Music’s biggest-ever ‘day’ and ‘one week’ streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 MILLION worldwide streams to date. Launched on Monday, Ed’s official video for “Castle On The Hill”, which was shot in his native Framlingham, Suffolk, has already reached over 10 million hits!
In addition to Ed’s epic rise with his recorded music, the Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere over recent years. In July 2015 Ed took to the stage of Wembley Stadium, solo, becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band - with just his trademark loop pedal and guitar – seeing him play to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights! Securing a very special collaboration with Sir Elton John on the opening night, Ed followed with the release of his live DVD ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend. Moreover, not only has Ed caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he's also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances over his career to date, further proving his colossal status in the musical world - in 2012, Ed performed at the London Olympics' closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a very special version of "Wish You Were Here" and in 2015, Ed shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year's Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.
Ed Sheeran’s genre-defying third studio album ÷ (divide) was released on 3rd March through Asylum/Atlantic Records (available now). 

TOUR DATES
October                                                  
Sun 22                    Taipei
Wed 25                  Osaka
Sun 29                    Seoul
Tues 31                  Tokyo



November                                                  
Wed 1                    Tokyo
Sat 4                       Hong Kong
Sun 5                      Hong Kong
Tue 7                      Manila
Thu 9                      Jakarta                    
Sat 11                     Singapore
Sun 12                    Singapore                               
Tue 14                    Kuala Lumpur      
Thu 16                   Bangkok
Sun 19                    Mumbai                  
Thu 23                    Dubai                                      

November 7 is for Ed Sheeran in Manila


(Manila, 8 June)AEG Presents and Ovation Productions are excited to announce that celebrated singer songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his highly anticipated World Tour to Manila on 7 November 2017 at the MOA Concert Grounds. Tickets for the show priced at P13040, 11450, 8290, 4060, 3010, 1950 will be sold starting 10 June 2017 at www.smtickets.com.

The touring news comes straight off the back of a phenomenal few weeks for 26-year-old Ed Sheeran. Kicking-off music in 2017 and delivering the biggest musical comeback in recent years, Ed’s dual singles “Shape Of You” and “Castle On The Hill” have taken the globe by storm, hitting the #1 and #2 spots across the charts worldwide while seeing the Suffolk native break a magnitude of records along the way. On course to cement his third week at #1 & #2 respectively in the UK’s Official Singles Chart tomorrow [Ed made OCC history as the first-ever artist to land the two spots respectively with two brand new tracks], Ed recently conquered more milestones in the USA after landing his first-ever #1 as a performer on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape Of You" - with "Castle On The Hill" sitting closely behind at #6 on the chart, Ed also became the first artist to debut in Billboard's 'Top 10' with two songs simultaneously. Not to mention the huge assortment of Spotify records broken by the troubadour this month, making history with their biggest-ever ‘one week’ and ‘one day’ streams for a track, globally with “Shape Of You” (the records were previously held by Drake’s “One Dance” and Adele’s “Hello”, respectively). Moreover, Ed topped the streaming service’s biggest-ever opening 24 hour streams with both singles, surpassing previous title holders, One Direction. Reaching 132 combined #1 iTunes positions around the world and accomplishing Apple Music’s biggest-ever ‘day’ and ‘one week’ streams, the two singles have accumulated over 370 MILLION worldwide streams to date. Launched on Monday, Ed’s official video for “Castle On The Hill”, which was shot in his native Framlingham, Suffolk, has already reached over 10 million hits!
In addition to Ed’s epic rise with his recorded music, the Suffolk-born artist has also broken records in the live sphere over recent years. In July 2015 Ed took to the stage of Wembley Stadium, solo, becoming the first-ever artist to headline the prestigious venue without a band - with just his trademark loop pedal and guitar – seeing him play to 240,000 people over three consecutive sold-out nights! Securing a very special collaboration with Sir Elton John on the opening night, Ed followed with the release of his live DVD ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’ at the end of 2015, documenting the lead-up and live performances from the Wembley weekend. Moreover, not only has Ed caught the headlines with his phenomenal solo concerts, he's also been involved in an array of spellbinding collaborative performances over his career to date, further proving his colossal status in the musical world - in 2012, Ed performed at the London Olympics' closing ceremony alongside members of Pink Floyd and Genesis for a very special version of "Wish You Were Here" and in 2015, Ed shared the stage with Beyonce and Gary Clark Jr. at that year's Grammy tribute for Stevie Wonder.
Ed Sheeran’s genre-defying third studio album ÷ (divide) was released on 3rd March through Asylum/Atlantic Records (available now). 

TOUR DATES
October                                                  
Sun 22                    Taipei
Wed 25                  Osaka
Sun 29                    Seoul
Tues 31                  Tokyo



November                                                  
Wed 1                    Tokyo
Sat 4                       Hong Kong
Sun 5                      Hong Kong
Tue 7                      Manila
Thu 9                      Jakarta                    
Sat 11                     Singapore
Sun 12                    Singapore                               
Tue 14                    Kuala Lumpur      
Thu 16                   Bangkok
Sun 19                    Mumbai                  
Thu 23                    Dubai                                      

Posted at 10:19 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Tuesday, June 6, 2017



I was invited to be part of the #OnlyOneTutuban shopping challenge and I was super excited to explore Tutuban Center since I can't remember the last time I was there, it's a bit far from our place and I remembered the place was too crowded to go shop. But recently because of this event, I was surprised that the place is now super clean and clear of so many vendors everywhere, they are now located on the sides and in an orderly manner. Anyway, the challenge was to shop for Rainy Day must haves, school supplies, OOTD, and sulit buys with a budget of Php1,000. Was I able to do the challenge? Yes! Watch the video to see my Tutuban Haul.






Here's also another short clip during our shopping day.




There are a lot more that Tutuban has to offer, no need to worry if you have your cars with you because there's enough and secured parking spaces for everyone. Come and shop soon....

My Tutuban Shopping Haul



I was invited to be part of the #OnlyOneTutuban shopping challenge and I was super excited to explore Tutuban Center since I can't remember the last time I was there, it's a bit far from our place and I remembered the place was too crowded to go shop. But recently because of this event, I was surprised that the place is now super clean and clear of so many vendors everywhere, they are now located on the sides and in an orderly manner. Anyway, the challenge was to shop for Rainy Day must haves, school supplies, OOTD, and sulit buys with a budget of Php1,000. Was I able to do the challenge? Yes! Watch the video to see my Tutuban Haul.






Here's also another short clip during our shopping day.




There are a lot more that Tutuban has to offer, no need to worry if you have your cars with you because there's enough and secured parking spaces for everyone. Come and shop soon....

Posted at 7:39 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, June 2, 2017





Momshies
May is Mother’s Month and I am one of the lucky moms who were invited by BlueWater Day Spa for a pampering treat. I opted to try their Cellulite Melter Massage, I read that this spa treatment helps in releasing excess water from the body and leaves the skin looking younger and glowing. As a work-from-home mom, juggling work, good housekeeping and giving into my toddler’s needs and “kakulitan” leaves my body tired and sometimes a body part aches, so I am very thankful for this Spa treat.












Every time I visit BlueWater Day Spa, I instantly feel relaxed the moment I enter their premises, the smell of essential oils, and the calm vibe makes me want to immediately jump into their massage bed and be pampered.  But before that, locker room first, change clothes and then hit the Sauna room to get some steam and maybe remove some fats lol! 







Massage time is always the best part, their therapist are really good,
I don’t usually nap during massages because other therapists can sometimes be hard when massaging me, you know I am chubby and they thought I want it hard lol! But with BlueWater Day Spa therapist, I just inform them that I want it light and then I can take my nap, no need to constantly remind them, I can truly relax.




Thank you BlueWater Day Spa for another pampering session and Mother’s Day treat.



For your relaxation needs, here’s list of their best spa services:

Cellulite Melter Massage
Take pleasure in a rigorous massage that eliminates fluid retention, detoxifies and burns fat and cellulite. The treatment is applied with a special anti-cellulite oil to reinforce fat breakdown, evidently felt during the treatment with a warm sensation.

Body Scrubs
Intense Whitening
Tired of being in the shade? Get fairer skin all over with this skin treatment that uses state-of-the-art Swedish whitening products enhanced with Vitamin C. The 1-hour treatment involves cleansing, micro- exfoliation, application of an intensive whitening mask via body wrapping, and moisturizing. Expect progressively visible results afterwards!

Olive Scrub
Bring dull skin to life with a refreshing body scrub that moisturizes and helps skin remain soft and smooth while keeping it toned and firmed.

Green Tea Scrub
Get cleansing, gentle exfoliation and super moisturization in one easy treatment. Green tea is known to be an antioxidant powerhouse. It is said to help in slowing down the premature aging process, thus leaving your skin youthful. Green Tea is an excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that protects the skin against free radical damage, increases the effectiveness of sunscreen and reduces inflammation caused by sun damage.

Pomegranate Scrub
It’s rumored that Eve’s forbidden fruit was a pomegranate, not an apple! The pomegranate originally comes from Iran, and its exotic taste is both sweet and sour. Its seeds are rich in both vitamins and minerals and are said to contain more antioxidants than green tea and also to have healthy levels of folic acid, iron, and potassium. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice are reported to stimulate collagen production when used both topically and consumed internally, which will then combat the ravages of free radicals, which are very much like rust.

Botanical Rice & Milk (NEW & IMPROVED)
Soften your skin with nature’s staples - rice and milk. This natural body mask, applied after a relaxing salt and oil body scrub, restores the skin’s pH level to make it soft, supple and nourished.

Traditional Filipino Hilot
Come home to the tender and healing massage strokes of traditional Filipino descent: the hilot. Enhanced with a 15-minute Ventusa (Chinese cupping) technique that uses indigenous herbs, this massage soothes tense muscles and eliminates nodules forming particularly on the back area.


A Special Mother's Day Treat from BlueWater Day Spa





Momshies
May is Mother’s Month and I am one of the lucky moms who were invited by BlueWater Day Spa for a pampering treat. I opted to try their Cellulite Melter Massage, I read that this spa treatment helps in releasing excess water from the body and leaves the skin looking younger and glowing. As a work-from-home mom, juggling work, good housekeeping and giving into my toddler’s needs and “kakulitan” leaves my body tired and sometimes a body part aches, so I am very thankful for this Spa treat.












Every time I visit BlueWater Day Spa, I instantly feel relaxed the moment I enter their premises, the smell of essential oils, and the calm vibe makes me want to immediately jump into their massage bed and be pampered.  But before that, locker room first, change clothes and then hit the Sauna room to get some steam and maybe remove some fats lol! 







Massage time is always the best part, their therapist are really good,
I don’t usually nap during massages because other therapists can sometimes be hard when massaging me, you know I am chubby and they thought I want it hard lol! But with BlueWater Day Spa therapist, I just inform them that I want it light and then I can take my nap, no need to constantly remind them, I can truly relax.




Thank you BlueWater Day Spa for another pampering session and Mother’s Day treat.



For your relaxation needs, here’s list of their best spa services:

Cellulite Melter Massage
Take pleasure in a rigorous massage that eliminates fluid retention, detoxifies and burns fat and cellulite. The treatment is applied with a special anti-cellulite oil to reinforce fat breakdown, evidently felt during the treatment with a warm sensation.

Body Scrubs
Intense Whitening
Tired of being in the shade? Get fairer skin all over with this skin treatment that uses state-of-the-art Swedish whitening products enhanced with Vitamin C. The 1-hour treatment involves cleansing, micro- exfoliation, application of an intensive whitening mask via body wrapping, and moisturizing. Expect progressively visible results afterwards!

Olive Scrub
Bring dull skin to life with a refreshing body scrub that moisturizes and helps skin remain soft and smooth while keeping it toned and firmed.

Green Tea Scrub
Get cleansing, gentle exfoliation and super moisturization in one easy treatment. Green tea is known to be an antioxidant powerhouse. It is said to help in slowing down the premature aging process, thus leaving your skin youthful. Green Tea is an excellent antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent that protects the skin against free radical damage, increases the effectiveness of sunscreen and reduces inflammation caused by sun damage.

Pomegranate Scrub
It’s rumored that Eve’s forbidden fruit was a pomegranate, not an apple! The pomegranate originally comes from Iran, and its exotic taste is both sweet and sour. Its seeds are rich in both vitamins and minerals and are said to contain more antioxidants than green tea and also to have healthy levels of folic acid, iron, and potassium. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice are reported to stimulate collagen production when used both topically and consumed internally, which will then combat the ravages of free radicals, which are very much like rust.

Botanical Rice & Milk (NEW & IMPROVED)
Soften your skin with nature’s staples - rice and milk. This natural body mask, applied after a relaxing salt and oil body scrub, restores the skin’s pH level to make it soft, supple and nourished.

Traditional Filipino Hilot
Come home to the tender and healing massage strokes of traditional Filipino descent: the hilot. Enhanced with a 15-minute Ventusa (Chinese cupping) technique that uses indigenous herbs, this massage soothes tense muscles and eliminates nodules forming particularly on the back area.


Posted at 12:12 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Friday, May 26, 2017




TEFAL, a world leader in small domestic appliances, brings together family as well as its passion for healthy living in its newest campaign, “Live Healthy, Stay Happy. As a partner of every cook, foodie and homemaker, TEFAL sees the importance of equipping the Filipinos with innovative home and kitchen appliances which give them more reasons to embrace their daily tasks and perform them with ease. 

With Blogger Friends


Blenders and Juicers which I tested during the event
And this is what I experienced during the event. I volunteered to try out their blenders and juicers and was amazed on how efficient and fast it can create healthy juices that smells so good and tastes so yummy. I've known Tefal as a brand of non-stick cook wear, I didn't even know they had flat irons, steamers, juicers, mixers etc. Or maybe I was just really focusing in achieving their cook wear that's why I didn't know lol! 



Here's a quick demo by yours truly:


The event was also graced by TEFAL’s Corporate Chef, Maria Sonia Astudillo. A proponent of healthy eating, she is the author behind TEFAL’s 2017 Summer Recipe book, Fruity Summer Fest – a collection of fruit smoothies, juices, skewers and dips recipes. “Just like in life, there are super, ordinary and awful fruit combinations. Some fruits click so well that aside from tasting good, they become easier to digest and friendlier to the stomach than others”, she emphasizes.



TEFAL, along with its brand ambassador for domestic appliances and TV’s Chef Next Door Chef Jonas Ng, kicked off the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign by introducing its newest cookbook for happy and healthy eating - “TEFAL: Bringing Joy in Cooking.”
Through his recipes and with the help of TEFAL appliances, Chef Jonas inspires all to choose healthier lifestyle by creating flavorful and nutritious dishes. “Even for pros, cooking at home can be a chore since we usually face the same limitations in our home kitchens such as lack of space, time and budget. I wanted to put together simple and quick recipes that are made for busy mothers and professionals who would rather spend their time enjoying, than preparing food. With the unique leverage that TEFAL appliances offer, you’re assured that you’ll be able to whip up amazing meals in half the time. Thus, TEFAL gives its users more time to spend with the family and other important things,” shares Chef Jonas.



As a proud domestic appliance brand, TEFAL places emphasis on leading a healthy and happy lifestyle, not just with cooking, but in your everyday home tasks. Whether you’re independently single, part of a young, growing family or have an extended brood, TEFAL offers ingenious solutions to help lead a better and more balanced life. Discover confidence, convenience and a pleasurable life experience with TEFAL. Together, let us live healthy, stay happy. 

Our Blended Juices and Dip presentation with AmazingJing
To help kick off a healthier, happier lifestyle at home, all TEFAL small domestic electrical appliances will be 20% off, from May 10-31, 2017. TEFAL Small Domestic Appliances are exclusively distributed by Collins International Trading Corporation in the Philippines. For more information about TEFAL promos and the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign, visit its Facebook page:
 


Experience Tefal To Live Healthy and Stay Happy




TEFAL, a world leader in small domestic appliances, brings together family as well as its passion for healthy living in its newest campaign, “Live Healthy, Stay Happy. As a partner of every cook, foodie and homemaker, TEFAL sees the importance of equipping the Filipinos with innovative home and kitchen appliances which give them more reasons to embrace their daily tasks and perform them with ease. 

With Blogger Friends


Blenders and Juicers which I tested during the event
And this is what I experienced during the event. I volunteered to try out their blenders and juicers and was amazed on how efficient and fast it can create healthy juices that smells so good and tastes so yummy. I've known Tefal as a brand of non-stick cook wear, I didn't even know they had flat irons, steamers, juicers, mixers etc. Or maybe I was just really focusing in achieving their cook wear that's why I didn't know lol! 



Here's a quick demo by yours truly:


The event was also graced by TEFAL’s Corporate Chef, Maria Sonia Astudillo. A proponent of healthy eating, she is the author behind TEFAL’s 2017 Summer Recipe book, Fruity Summer Fest – a collection of fruit smoothies, juices, skewers and dips recipes. “Just like in life, there are super, ordinary and awful fruit combinations. Some fruits click so well that aside from tasting good, they become easier to digest and friendlier to the stomach than others”, she emphasizes.



TEFAL, along with its brand ambassador for domestic appliances and TV’s Chef Next Door Chef Jonas Ng, kicked off the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign by introducing its newest cookbook for happy and healthy eating - “TEFAL: Bringing Joy in Cooking.”
Through his recipes and with the help of TEFAL appliances, Chef Jonas inspires all to choose healthier lifestyle by creating flavorful and nutritious dishes. “Even for pros, cooking at home can be a chore since we usually face the same limitations in our home kitchens such as lack of space, time and budget. I wanted to put together simple and quick recipes that are made for busy mothers and professionals who would rather spend their time enjoying, than preparing food. With the unique leverage that TEFAL appliances offer, you’re assured that you’ll be able to whip up amazing meals in half the time. Thus, TEFAL gives its users more time to spend with the family and other important things,” shares Chef Jonas.



As a proud domestic appliance brand, TEFAL places emphasis on leading a healthy and happy lifestyle, not just with cooking, but in your everyday home tasks. Whether you’re independently single, part of a young, growing family or have an extended brood, TEFAL offers ingenious solutions to help lead a better and more balanced life. Discover confidence, convenience and a pleasurable life experience with TEFAL. Together, let us live healthy, stay happy. 

Our Blended Juices and Dip presentation with AmazingJing
To help kick off a healthier, happier lifestyle at home, all TEFAL small domestic electrical appliances will be 20% off, from May 10-31, 2017. TEFAL Small Domestic Appliances are exclusively distributed by Collins International Trading Corporation in the Philippines. For more information about TEFAL promos and the “Live Healthy, Stay Happy” campaign, visit its Facebook page:
 


Posted at 12:46 PM  |  by #MisterMisis
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