Friday, January 29, 2010

Cafe Molinari

Cafe Molinari is a restaurant along V. Cruz (near the corner of Taft Avenue). DLSU, DLS-CSB and St. Scholastica students are sure to know this one. It offers a sor of finer dining option from the other fastfood chains in the area. Meals (rice with viand) start at P99.

The ambiance is cozy and the meals are a joy. Not sure if it offers wifi but I've seen a lot of patrons with their laptops on or playing their ps3 undisturbed. The staff are real friendly and the service is great.

It's becoming a regular haunt for my classmates and I. Try the sardines meal and their blueberry cheesecake if you do get to pass by.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Run United for Wellness with UNILAB

An internet friend asked me to help spread the word for UNILAB's "Run United for Wellness" that's happening at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on March 7, 2010.

Here is the press brief:

Get started on fitness at Unilab Run United for Wellness

Starting a healthy lifestyle is made easy with Unilab Run United for Wellness at the Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on March 7.

Unilab Run United for Wellness is a health and wellness event for the family with running as a core activity. Besides the 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, and 21 km categories for adults, there is also a 500 meter dash for kids to help parents get their children started on a fitness lifestyle.

Family members can also consult for free with running coaches and fitness experts at the Unilab Wellness Village. It is divided into health zones such as Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Children’s Health, Seniors’ Health, and General Adults’ Health to cater to the specific needs of each family member. Aside from free consultations, the health zones also have interactive games and challenges that family members can enjoy.

Runners and their families can register online at until Feb. 15 or through in-store registration at Runnr store at The Fort and Planetsports outlets in Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Rockwell, Glorietta, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and Marquee Mall Pampanga starting Jan. 30 until Feb. 28.

Unilab Run United for Wellness is the first corporate-initiated wellness event of Unilab, the country’s largest and leading pharmaceutical and healthcare company that’s behind trusted brands like Alaxan, Ceelin, Enervon, Myra E, Skelan, and Solmux, among many others.

Organized by Finishline for the run and AdStaunch for the wellness village, the event is also made possible by partners like New Balance, Timex, Fitness First, Summit Water, 100Plus, Nature Valley, Photovendo, Bullrunner, and Run Radio.

I'm sure many are not keeping their New Year's resolution to become healthier already. But the thing is, we cannot raise our children with a good attitude towards diet and exercise if we don't practice it ourselves. And we cannot wean our kids from video games and hours of TV if we don't offer them alternative activities that are fun and healthier.

Here is a chance for the family to have fun together. Get the kids cheering for Dad! Get the kids high on endorphin rush from exercise! And take advantage of the free consultations. Forewarned is forearmed and many have been saved due to early detection of illnesses. If there's nothing wrong with you, at least an expert will get to validate that too!

So go and register now and then mark your calendars! (or have Facebook alert you!)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Amber's Best Food Pakners

Amber's Best Ihaw-Ihaw and Restaurant included their pricelist for packed meals they call Fud Pakners.

Just click on the pictures to take you to the bigger scanned pics and call in your orders now. I guess, for offices, you can just call in your orders for the following day. That way, you get a reprieve from the cafeteria food.

Fun in Summer Learning

Most schools offer field trips for their students which are hopefully intriguing and enlightening. But parents can do more for their kids this summer by making learning fun, and I don't mean just academic subjects.

Sure, more trips to museums (the Science and Discovery Museum at MOA, Museong Pambata along Roxas Boulevard, etc.) may result in a mesothelioma lawyer in the family someday but there are other things that families can go to that will be equally stimulating.

A trip to nature parks and even the La Mesa Dam will remind you of your biology subjects and your kids are more likely to remember what you say than their own teachers about water, plants and how creatures depend on both to survive. Holidays at the beach will teach them about the simple wayof life, of how fishermen depend on nature for a bountiful catch and what their role is in ensuring there will still be something to be caught in future. Provincial trips and hiking trips will be immersion trips in local culture, so try to avoid the usual bustling touristy cities. Go where Filipino culture is alive and not overwhelmed by commercialization and Westernization.

Get your kids involved in marketing and grocery shopping. Get them to plan the family budget and meals as well as the trips and nice purchases. Or get them working for extra bucks that will teach them the value of hard work. Just make sure you engage your kids and not let them waste their summer away just playing ball or watching TV.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

All About Clay Dough

Parents and teachers alike all say that homemade play dough are still the best. For a traditional recipe, you can try this one:

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring

Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time. Source

For other variations, you can check other fun play dough recipes. But if you really don't want to bother, you can just buy from Ilog Maria or department/toy stores (Play Doh).

Now, Play-Doh seems to have a monopoly of the commercially distributed clay. They're selling four tubs for P130 which isn't bad since their clay has been tried and tested to last and not irritate.

But what do you do if you want more clay molds but don't want to pay a higher price for it? For that, you can go to Divisoria. Anding's Toy Store has several box sets of molds that you can buy (there's even a farm set with a Play-Doh-like fun factory squeezer). They'd cost between P130-150 per set and each set contains clay also. Of course, if your child is still prone to tasting things or if your child has sensitive skin, i'd suggest not to use the clay that comes with these molds anymore. Maybe you (the adult) can use them instead.

sample of molds you can get at Divi

You can also freely use your kid's other toys. Toy pans and pots sometimes have bottoms that can create texture on clay. Other fun shapes from other toys can be used as molds also.

And what do you do when the clay has hardened? Just add some water and knead the dough, and keep adding some water until you get the desired consistency. Also make sure that the clay dough is stored in airtight containers. If you're not using them for a while, store the dough in the airtight containers with some water, which the clay will absorb while it's stored.

Playing with clay is really relaxing and helps your little ones with hand dexterity and creativity. Just make sure they don't ingest anything (even if homemade play doughs are non-toxic) and don't play with small parts that could pose a choking hazard.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hair Loss After Pregnancy

This often surprises women after giving birth. Hair starts falling around three months after delivery and they wonder if it's the stress of adjusting to a newborn that's causing it or should they be concerned already about female pattern hair loss and more serious things like alopecia.

Chances are big that it's actually just hormones stabilizing after the pregnancy that's causing the hair that did not fall off during the pregnancy to start falling after the delivery. Part of the pregnancy mask or glow is having thicker, faster growing hair during pregnancy as hair is locked in the growing stage. Then these are shedded after 100 days or so from the birth of the baby and can last up to even a year.

Of course, stress can aggravate hair loss which is why it's still important for new mothers to get all the help they can get. To minimize the shedding, here are some things that a new Mom can do:

1) keep taking prenatal vitamins (the Zinc and fish oil are especially great for overall skin health)
2) scalp massage (using fingers or boar brittle brush on detangled hair)
3) have a great birthing experience, with enough support before and after the delivery
4) use mild hair care products that won't clog pores
5) avoid hairstyles that put extra stress on the hair (harsh chemicals, braids all stress your hair)
6) eat more fruits and vegetables

Know that this kind of hair loss IS temporary but if it's really bothering you, feel free to consult a doctor for help.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Summer Travel with Cebu Pacific at P999!

As received in e-mail

Cebu Pacific's sparks summer travel with international fare as low as P999!
Explore your favorite international destinations with Cebu Pacific's seat sale from now until January 18, 2010 for travel from April 1 to June 30, 2010.

Get P999 "Go Lite" promo fare for travel from Manila to Kota Kinabalu and Taipei; Clark to Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Bangkok.

Enjoy P1,499 "Go Lite" promo fare for Manila to Hong Kong, Macau, Canton, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok and Saigon; Cebu to Hong Kong and Singapore.

For those planning to go to Incheon, Jakarta and Shanghai from Manila, get your seats for as low as P1,999 "Go Lite" promo fare. The same low rate is available for those intending to travel from Cebu to Incheon and Busan.! Osaka seats are also up for grabs at the "Go" fare of P1,999.

We have a total of 14 international destinations to choose from this summer.
Hurry, log on to and plan your summer travels as early as now!

Passengers without credit cards can book online and pay through CEB partner banks (Bancnet, Megalink, Metrobank, Banco de Oro and Robinsons Savings Bank).


Meanwhile, complaints about Cebu Pacific's website, phone lines, customer service, etc still continue. So I suggest that everyone book early and to also arrange your schedule to minimize change of plans possibilities.

3-Day Photography Seminars

reposting schedule I got from my e-mail

3-Day Basic Photography Seminar
Schedules for January to March

Batch 35
Dates: Jan. 16, 23, 30 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Valdez Rm., UP Bahay ng Alumni
Address: Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, QC
Registration Fee: P3,500.00

Batch 36
Dates: Feb 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Valdez Rm., UP Bahay ng Alumni
Address: Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, QC
Registration Fee: P3,500.00

Batch 37
Dates: Feb 21, 28, March 7 (Sundays)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Tin-aw Art Gallery
Address: Upper GF, Somerset Olympia Bldg, Makati Ave cor Sto. Tomas St., Makati City. (click MAP)
Registration Fee: P3,500.00

Batch 38
Dates: March 13, 20, 27 (Saturdays)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Valdez Rm., UP Bahay ng Alumni
Address: Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, QC
Registration Fee: P3,500.00

Batch 39
Dates: March 21, 28, April 4 (Sundays)
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Tin-aw Art Gallery
Address: Upper GF, Somerset Olympia Bldg, Makati Ave cor Sto. Tomas St., Makati City. (click MAP)
Registration Fee: P3,500.00

For details of current and future seminars: please visit:
For inquiries: please contact Nathaniel Salang at 0915-548-0214 or Tel. # 824-2305. You may also e-mail him at

This is perfect for those looking to learn new skills this New Year. Also perfect for those expectant parents so that when their little one comes out, documentation of their baby's moments will be a cinch.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Stressed Skin

Post-holiday, more people probably have zits and breakouts or dry skin. It's from all the partying and bad food and long nights and other stresses we get during the holidays. Heck, it could even be from all the make-up from having to go to everywhere and anywhere. Some even enjoyed the sun in Boracay last December to enjoy the really clean waters during that time of the year.

Aside from hydrating, eating well and resting and using natural anti-acne/wrinkle treatments such as cucumber, papaya or egg whites, there are other sites that sell products that will help you with your dermalotogical maladies. One such site is Neutrogena is an established name in the beauty industry because of its hypoallergenic products that actually work. People swear by Neutrogena and they have taken pains to get more feedback from users to improve their products. So if your smooth skin is taking a holiday, get it back to work through one of their time-tested products. Maybe all you'd need is their soap!

Dealing With Low Testosterone

A man in their early 30's up to their 50's may suddenly experience several different symptoms that affect their quality of life enough to be a cause for concern. Premature balding, hair loss, weakening bone mass, mood swings and anxiety, slower metabolism, impotence and a reduced libido can be a sign of a decreased testosterone level in the body. Before, men experience this generally after hitting 40, but considering the diet and lifestyle of the modern man, stress alone can get a man in his 20's to experience the above symptoms.

Good for them, they can easily use a testosterone cream. However, they may have to deal with some side effects, which may be mild but can be annoying just the same. These can run the gamut of more depression, anxiety, and possible mood disorders, digestion problems, skin irritation from applying the cream and even hypertension from frluid retention.

Even better, there are more natural ways to boost one's testosterone levels with little or no side effects. First of, men should lose their bellies slowly but surely. Address the bigger fat deposits or bigger muscle groups first. And actually engage in more sex! Guys should also limit their alcohol intake and make sure they eat healthy, regular meals. No skipping meals or going for long hours without food intake.

Plus, getting enough rest and sleep is a sure way to boost testosterone levels so always be sure to catch zzzz's.

Now, even women can do the above worry-free.

"Last Valentine nAPO" - Perfect Valentine Date

If you're looking for a really great Valentine date idea... or if you want to give one of the best possible gifts to your parents, or anybody who enjoys/enjoyed 70's and 80's music, then Apo Hiking Society's Valentine Farewell Concert is just the thing.

Apo Hiking Society is bidding adieu to their fans in a series of concerts. They are not retiring as individual artists but are letting the APO name rest finally on its forty years' worth of laurels. The Valentine concert entitled "Last Valentine nAPO" on February 13 at the SMX Convention Center will kickoff their farewell concerts till the month of May.

Tickets are available at all Ticketnet offices. Or call 911-5555 or Twenty Plus Inc. hotline at 753-1609 loc 116 or at Star Express PLDT hotline at 334-9272 add 02 for Globe and SMART subscribers.

Ticket prices are Gold- P2675, Silver - P2140 and Bronze - P1605.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Post Feast Pains

We feasted over the holidays. More than that, we lacked sleep due to all the parties, reunions, planning, and trips we did. And we were stressed from all the shopping and maybe holiday drama.

All those will take a toll on our bodies.

So it's pretty common that people will be coming down with the colds, experiencing chest pains and seeking joint pain relief.

Some things you can however do to ease your pains include:
1) Taking vitamins, especially Vitamin C
2) Eat more fruits and vegetables
3) Catch up on rest and sleep
4) Drink tea and eat oatmeal to detoxify
5) Exercise
6) Drink plenty of fluids
7) Avoid sugar, salt and fats
8) Avoid processed food

Salt is especially unhelpful with cholesterol problems and few people know that. We just automatically assume it's just fatty foods that will boost our cholesterol levels.

Sometimes, hot and cold compress also helps pains. Aromatherapy and massage can also go a long way. If symptoms persist, however, best to consult a physician because you might need to take medicine for your condition already.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Match A Color Learning Set

This was a gift to my son and I am really happy about it. Of course, I wish the 'paint palettes' and pictures could have been made of tougher cardboard but it's still really a useful and fun educational tool for parents in teaching colors to their kids.

So far, we use it two ways:
1) I let my son choose a picture and ask him where it should do based on its color.
2) I put some pictures in the wrong palettes and let my son correct it.

There are twelve colors and seven pictures for each color.

Drug Abuse Help in Manila

Since I am helping a friend find adoptive parents for her yet unborn nephew/niece from addicted parents, I thought it only proper to post where people can seek help, counseling or rehabilitation in cases of substance abuse and drug addiction.

Agency : Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous (Support group)
Address : c/o New Beginnings Foundation
Tel. # : 814-70-81 141-154211

Agency : Center for Family Ministries
Address : Loyola House of Studies, Ateneo Quezon City
Tel. # : 426-42-89 loc. 2991 or 2992
Services : Face-to-face counseling

Agency : Christian Life Fellowship International Drug Rehabilitation Center
Address : 6 General Luna St. Usuan Taguig, Manila
Tel. # : 693-42-93 / 693-33-39 /642-88-39
Contact : Dr. Francisca Cuevas

Agency : Dangerous Drugs Board
Contact Person: Ofelia Legaspi
Address : Champ Bldg. Anda Circle, Bonifacio Drv. Port Area, Manila
Tel. # : 5275747
Schedule: Open from Monday to Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Services : Drug Testing, Free Information on Substance Abuse

Agency : Dangerous Drugs Board -European Union
Address : 25 Newport cor. Marlboro St. East Fairview, QC
Tel. # : 5275747
Schedule: Open from Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm
Services: Counseling, After Care, Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents
Rehab Fee: P 2, 500/ month
Referral Requirement: Consent of patient and the guardian; physically and mentally

Agency : Drug Abuse Research Foundaion
Address : 15 Fabian Dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Q.C
Tel. # : 926-88-43

Agency : DARE - ILAW
Address : 25-a Matiyaga St. Brgy. Central, Quezon City
Tel Nos. : 924-02-70 /922-78-52
Contact : Dr. Theodore Abas / Dr. Ding Angeles

Agency : GAMBLES Anonymous Support Group
Tel. # : 890-25-08 (Thursday 7:30pm)

Agency : Kapatiran Kaunlaran Foundattion, INc. (KKFI) “ Kapatiran Kaunlaran Therapeutic Community for Men”Address : 937 P. Paredes St. Sampaloc, Manila
Tel. # : 735-46-61 to 64 loc 4 for Men loc 12 for women
Contact : Ms. Priscilla R. Atuel (Executive director)
Fax : 7351465

Agency : Life Management Foundation Inc.
Address : 2/f Yupangco Bldg. 2320 Pasong Tamo Ext. Makati
Tel. # : 892-97-19 to 20 / 812- 12-67
Services : Halfway housing to recover and Group therapy

Agency : Life Change Counseling Center & Psychiatry Clinic
Address : #105 Scout Rallos Street, cor. Timog Avenue,
Brgy. Sacred Heart, Kamuning, Quezon City
(near Quattro Grill and Bar REstaurant, turn left at the first corner)
Tel. #: 415-6529 / 415-7964
E-mail :
Service : Professional Counseling, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents, Provide interventions for substance-related cases, Attitude and Behavioral Management
Schedule : Monday to Sunday 24 Hours
Psychologist/Psychiatrist : Randy S. Dellosa, M.D., C-Psy.D. , Violeta Bautista, Ph.D.

Agency : National Capital Region
Address : Ground Flr. Champ Bldg. Anda Circle Port Area, Manila
Tel. # : 527-32-13
Services : Treatment and Rehabilitation Fee for Testing P 300
Evaluation for free
Contact : Dr. Lilia R. Mabanag or Dr. Sualog
Schedule : Monday - Friday ( 7:00 - 4:00 PM )

Agency : NARCOM Treatment & Rehabilitation Center
Address : Camp Bagong Diwa ,Bicutan, Taguig , Metro Manila
Tel. # : 722-12-77 / 837-24-71 loc 753, 745
Contact : Supt. Baltazar Balanguan

Agency : New Beginnings - Treatment & Rehabilitation Center
Address : #40 Cairo St., Phase 3 BF Homes Paranaque Mla.
Tel. # : 827-57-77
Fax # : 827-51-40
Contact : Mr. Jaime del Rosario
Fee : P 75,000

Agency : Sagip Foundation
Address : 943 J. Escoda St., San Marcelino, Malate Mla.
Tel. # : 521-41-98

Agency : YOUTH Renewal Center Address
c/o Caritas Manila, Gen. Trias, Cavite
Tel. # : 522-03-61

Address: City Hall Compound, Quezon City Hall
Tel. # 9269535
Scedule: Open from Monday to Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm
Services: Provide Free Counseling and Drug Test, Referral for Medical Examination, Referral for Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents
Client: 12 yr. and above; male and female, priority are residents of Quezon City

Agency : Sheperd Drug Rehabilitation Center (A private rehabilitation center for drug dependents, alcoholics, depressed individuals and teenage mothers. It is being managed by Christ the Living God fellowship.)
Open from : Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Address : #3 Scout Albano Street, Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: 414 1544 / 410 5698
Services : A complete rehab program for 7 months, Counseling, Rehabilitation, After care, Psychotherapy, Attitude and behavioral management
Service Fee : P17,500/month
Contact Person/s : Ms. Rose Benitez, Administrator
Requirements for Referral: Phone call, walk-in
Source of the directory is TeenFad website

The Department of Health also has a listing of drug rehab facilities which can be found here.

In the States, a great source of drug abuse information can be found at the NIDA website

Filipino Sign Language Classes

I advocate sign language. But most videos available that are fun and make it cool are American/Western and may confuse a typical child. After all, we don't have snow, not really fans of pears and use local things like duyan (hammock) or eat rice and viand instead of bread.

I am also advocating Filipino Sign Language with the hopes of helping more Deaf be given equal, however different, opportunities as hearing folks. It is just a crime not to tap their strengths and abilities or expect them to contribute the same way hearing people can.

By the way, Filipino Sign Language is a combination of American Sign Language and Filipino cultural gestures.

Anyway, if you're for either or just want to pick up a new skill, Filipino Sign Language classes at DLS-College of St. Benilde are ongoing till Jan. 22, 2010. Just approach the FSL booth along PEN-MLC hallway between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. You can also contact them at 526-7441 to 47 local 131 and e-mail .

What to expect when signing up for a class?
1) Ms. Ana is Deaf. It can be quite intimidating trying to ask questions but the general steps have been printed already and she will point to them. They also have pen and paper ready for you to write questions on.

2) Keep your questions/sentences short and simple. The Deaf don't always get big words, don't care for perfect grammar and the right articles/tenses/sentence construction.

3) You will be shown a list of possible class schedule and asked to write your name (and number rank according to preference). They won't open a class until there's at least five students willing to enrol.

4) Last term, tuition fee was P2,200 I think (P200 for the orientation for incoming FSL 1 students). Anyway, prepare at least P3,000 (P2,000+ for tuition fee and P450 for CSB ID).

5) If there are enough students already, you may be advised to pay enrolment fees already. If not, you can still enrol at the start of classes.

6) There would be at least 10 class sessions.

7) Prepare to be surprised about how rich Deaf culture is, and how empowered Deaf people are.

See also:
Baby Sign Language FAQs
Why Baby Sign Language?
Deaf Festival at CSB 2009

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hydrating for the Summer

Have you noticed how it's a little hot already? And they did say that El NiƱo would be longer this year (which I somehow still don't believe because we had like eight months of rain last year). So it wouldn't be too early to start hydrating and moisturizing your skin for the summer. Drink more water, stay out of the sun, try arcona products, put on moisturizers before turning in for the night, use body butter (Human Heart Nature sells a cheaper kind that is equally great on the skin), avoid diuretics and get enough sleep at night. Do all these and your skin is less likely to be parched and wrnkled come summertime.

Oh and yeah, wear lip balm even if your lips aren't chapped!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Feel Pretty By Going Healthy

I have never been pretty. But I have always felt attractive, at least, until a year after giving birth when I gained all the weight back. And for over a year, I have posed in lesser pictures, I have bought less clothes, I have even skipped weddings for lack of something to wear.

But I just noticed that you do not have to lose that much before feeling the benefits of diet and exercise. In fact, there'd be a spring on your step and you will just clearly have more energy to go about your business during the day even if you haven't lost a pound yet.

I even started feeling sexy and attractive again even if I am still panting my way through the treadmill.

So make the choice to eat and live healthy asap and notice the positive things it immediately brings to your life. And when you start seeing results, am sure there'd be plenty more to be happy about.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

No Space for Exercise Equipment?

Especially for those living in the city, space is a premium. And not only do exercise equipment cost money, they cost space too. Take for example a treadmill, possibly the best exercise machine there is, and consider the amount of space it uses up. Same space can easily accommodate a bureau instead. Or a desk.

Sure, some equipment are foldable and can be hidden. But the exerciser might also get too lazy setting it up again and again. So what can be a great solution when space is a resource you don't have?

Go for other exercise accessories instead!

Think of dumbbells, leg weights and jumping rope. Skipping rope is a great cardio activity, leg weights will provide the resistnce you need as you go up and down your stairs (or a step stool) and dumbbells will help in toning those flabby arms.

You can also get an exercise video instead (or a bellydancing video for that matter) and use your living room, however small it is, for some taebo and yoga. The thing is to just find alternatives and work around your limitations. DO NOT GIVE YOURSELF AN EXCUSE NOT TO EXERCISE. You owe yourself a healthy body to enjoy the life you have!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Cheaper Barbecue

I say cheaper because a pig's head is usually cheaper than its other parts. What my SIL used here is the same part she uses for tokwa't baboy, and those are the pig's cheeks and jowls.

It looks like it's a lot of fat but not really. Just boil the meat seasoned and then cut into pieces big enough to be skewered with a stick. Then grill as usual with your favorite sauce (we even grilled ours on a grill over a pan of some water on the gas stove, which used up a lot of gas, but also resulted in no charring and crispy greatness).

Thursday, January 07, 2010

RedLily Products

My friend is selling RedLily products which are basically home and personal care products of top quality at affordable prices. Currently available with her right now are the following:

Laundry Detergent powder (same as Ariel or Tide) 1kg = Php 59.50
Fabric Softner (same as Downy, Vernel) 500ml = Php 79.00
Dishwashing Liquid (scents:Apple, Orange, Kalamansi and Lemon) 250ml = Php 45

VSecret Lotion 250ml = Php 165.00
VSecret Cologne 188ml = Php 139.95
*Victorias Secret inspired scents: Endless Love, Love Spell, Pretty Woman, Purple Berries, Secret Story, Sweet Temptation. Lotions already include Whitening/Firming formulas.

B&B Cologne 188ml = Php 139.95
*Bath&Body inspired scents: Cucumber Melon, Cotton Blossom, Plumeria, SunRipened Raspberry, White Tea&Ginger

3in1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Bubble Bath (Lavander and Cucumber) = Php 140.00
Liquid Powder with SPF 15 = Php 89.00
Hand Sanitizer Spray 60ml = Php 59.00

RedLily has a lot more products to choose from and Janice is willing to show you their catalog so you can order what you want. She's based in the South though. Anyway, for inquiries and orders, e-mail her at .

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Disney Crayons for Giveaways

This is actually a good find by my sister-in-law. It's being sold in Uniwide stores, however, and the staff may have to really check storage for them. They're crayons with Disney shapes and they color nice. The pink one breaks easily though.

Each pack of eight crayons sells for P15 each.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Lighten Up Your Party with Glowstick Glasses

Well, there really isn't any glass. They're more eyeglass frames. I failed to take a picture of the packaging but I bought it for P15 each at the 2nd floor of New Divisoria Mall. Each package will contain connectors and two glowsticks. They were perfect during the Holidays and will be perfect in other parties, concerts, as giveaways or wherever you're going anywhere that could be dark. They add interest to you, a certain level of cool and quirkiness and they're really cheap. They could even be great talking points!

And you really only need to buy a set for the connectors the first time. After that, you can just buy a whole canister of glowsticks and change colors at will.

The most luminous colors are green and yellow. Blue doesn't seem to glow at all.
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