Meet Barney and Friends in Manila

Mommies are you still thinking where to bring your kids this weekend? Visit Aliw Theater and let your kids meet the famous purple dinosaur Barney and his friend. Barney, Baby Bop, BJ and Riff are in Manila to take you and your kids on an educational and entertaining Space Adventure Musical Show. Barney and friends will be performing in Aliw Theater from April 26 to 29 2012 at at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Barney the dinosaur is on its 22nd years of sharing love, fun and laughter to children (and perhaps to moms as well) and has captured the hearts of millions of children all over the world which includes my son. He loves Barney and his songs that he giggles, sing and dance once he saw Barney in the TV or laptop. He’s got couple of Barney books as well which is actually his favorite.

Tickets are priced at P2,200, P1,900, P1,600, P1,000 and P700 and available at all TicketWorld outlets, selected National Bookstore branches, Robinsons Department Store (Galleria, Malate, Metro East, Festival Mall, & Starmall Pampanga) and Ayala Center (Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 4 and Trinoma Mall Cinema Booths). For details, call Ticket World at 891-9999 or log on to

So don’t miss the chance to meet Barney, book your ticket now!

Jessica Sanchez’s Dance with My Father Performance

Although her Bohemian Rhapsody performance did not impressed much the American Idol Judges, she was able to impressed the three judges with her second performance “Dance with My Father” originally sung by Luther Vandross.

It was Jessica’s ability to connect the emotions to her audience that won over the heart of Jenifer Lopez. According to Lopez, it was the beautiful version she ever heard. Steven Tyler on the other hand compared the performance to that of late Whitney Houston while Randy Jackson was amazed with Sanchez’s talent noting Sanchez’s performance as flawless “Now you’re making that connection. Every time you get up and sing, you know what’s wrong with it? Absolutely nothing!

The American Idol Top 6 performer will soon become Top 5 as they will face elimination on Thursday. So vote for your favourite Idol. As for me, I will definitely vote for Jessica Sanchez!

Lighting for Our Home

To date, interior works for our tiny home is still in progress and I am still in the process of choosing the items that needs to be installed. Recently, I have been browsing IKEA’s website searching for the perfect lighting for the living and dining areas as well as the bedrooms. Oh by the way, I love everything in IKEA. How I wish we have IKEA show room here in Manila. I have to give two thumbs up to IKEA Malaysia’s online shop for bringing me closer to modern lighting designs and of course for the convenient window shopping. Hubby will be home in a few weeks time so I had to pick my choice so he could buy the item and bring it home. And after carefully dredging their products, I have chosen the lighting below.

Photobucket I wanted to go for a chandelier for the living area, but with only a small space (more or less 15 square meters), more likely the living area will look too stiff with a chandelier on the ceiling. So I opted for the “pult ceiling lamp” with a steel base plate and a frosted glass shade which will give a glare-free light. On the other hand, I soo love the “fillsa pendant lamp” for our dining area. The shade is made of Polypropylene plastic which diffuses light and gives general light to the area. It resembles a modern contemporary lighting plus it only weights 0.7kg.

Alright, after dredging for those lights, the next thing in line is to look for a good electrician who will assemble the lighting as well as the wiring. Though the product includes an assembly instruction which means hubby can do it, I guess it would be safe if a reliable electrician will do the job, right? Again, here’s another hunting job. This time I need a good and reliable electrician just like the ones in Birmingham.

Did I just mentioned Birmingham? Oh yes! Just so you would know, if you are looking for electricians in Birmingham for your house improvement or interior design projects make sure that they are ELECSA approved for safety purpose. Before hiring, you may check ELECSA’s electricians Birmingham contractor list to find out those who are registered for your assurance that you hired a qualified electrician.


Krispy Kreme Celebrates 75 Fun-tastic Years with the Launch of Share the Gift of Joy Campaign

Celebrating 75 years of confectionery goodness, Krispy Kreme recently launched its 2012 campaign entitled Share the Gift of Joy.


Aimed at spreading love and putting smiles on the faces of more people, the Share the Gift of Joy Campaign allows everyone to celebrate 75 years of sharing with Krispy Kreme. With every purchase of the brand’s specially-designed 75th birthday tin can, Krispy Kreme donates Php 20 to the campaign, whose total generated fund will help the brand’s 12 partner charities.

Spearheaded by Krispy Kreme board members, Jim Fuentebella and Carlyn Trota, the intimate event, held at the brand’s Bonifacio High Street branch, gathered representatives from all 12  charities in one room to celebrate the spirit of sharing.

Applause on Online Shopping

Having a big bump on my third trimester makes me impound at home.  As my bump gets bigger and heavier I find it tiring walking even for just a short hour. This temporarily shuts off my weekly hunt for best buys at the supermarket for our one week food supply. For the meantime I had to send it as an errand until we meet the little one.

However, I am glad that I can still shop for my personal stuff while being stock at home. Thanks to the increasing population of online stores which offers an incredible convenience especially to people like me who can’t get out of my crib to shop. With the current technology, we can easily access the world wide web not just for research or entertainment purposes but for shopping as well.  From houses, cars, bags, gadgets, airlines and hotel booking, name it, you can find it online. Plus you can shop anytime (daytime or night time) at the convenience of your home. You also get to compare prices easily without any pressure from eager salespersons.

It is easy to shop online; all you need is a computer, an internet connection and credit card or debit card. Most online stores uses credit card for payment so if you don’t own a credit card yet, better get yourself at least one. Just submit citi credit card applications (which is also available online) and you are close on having your (perhaps) first credit card. And then you’re off shopping online in a few days.

It’s not only me; there have been more and more people who prefer online shopping than the conventional shopping. This is ideal to pregnant women like me as well as moms with toddlers who cannot afford to go out of their turf. Happy shopping!


Lunch your Own Rocket this Summer

Here’s another fun learning activity brought to us by the Philippine Science Centrum and SkyXplore. This summer, learn how to make and launch a rocket made of plastic bottles and strips by joining the Water rocket Workshop and Competition this coming April 28-29 at the Philippine Science Centrum and Riverbanks Amphitheatre.

This is surely an exciting activity so choose your buddy now and register. Kindly accomplish and submit REGISTRATION FORM which can be downloaded at

REGISTRATION FEE: Php. 250.00/participant inclusive of:
– Workshop materials
– Snacks and lunch for two (2) days
– Access to the Philippine Science Centrum
– Certificate of Participation
– A chance to win cash prizes and items to event competitions


For further details please call (02) 942-5091 and (02)942-4137 and look for Ms. Cheryl Mulat of Philippine Science Centrum.


Flowery Treat for Moms from Krispy Kreme

Show your mom you care by getting her a box of Krispy Kreme’s flower-shaped doughnuts this Mother’s Day.


Krispy Kreme is turning 75 and along with this milestone, Krispy Kreme will honor every mom this Mother’s Day by releasing its first-ever flower-shaped doughnuts especially made for all mothers out there. These melt-in-your-mouth treats come in three fun and festive colors-pink, yellow and white, that will surely bring a smile on everyone’s face.

Krispy Kreme’s flower-shaped Mother’s Day doughnuts are only available from April 13 to May 31, 2012. So hurry and go to a store near you. Grab a bouquet before they wither away. I’m a mom too, so I wish to receive these first ever flower treat from Krispy Kreme. (I hope my love ones will be able to read this post! LoL)

Why You Should Dress Up Your Blog?

Recently, I have been thinking of dressing up my new blog since it looks plain and boring. The way I see it, no one will take note of a plain looking boring blog right? So dressing up your blog is something that a blogger should also take into account.

When I started blogging, I use free themes that were available in my chosen platform. And as I keep exploring the blogosphere I learned how to customize my blog’s theme. So if you are up to dressing your blog on your own, learn how to customize your theme.

A simple tweak on the header and customizing the background and font colours can create a marvellous impression. Although not all blogger can come up with a good header design there are good quality image online which you can use for free that will help you create better header design. Or if you have time learning photoshop and other image editing software that would be an advantage especially if you are up into learning web designing.However, if you have the budget and can afford to hire a web designer who creates unique and beautiful website templates according to your liking, there are lots of them in the internet. You can also purchase premium themes which comes cheaper than hiring a web designer. Just Google “web designer” or “premium templates” and Mr.Google will bring you closer to them.

Dressing up makes us attractive. Same thing goes with your blog. If it’s attractive, you can easily have that marvellous and lasting impression from the eyes of your readers. That’s the reason why most bloggers want to have a unique theme. Aside from that, it will also be easy to recall your blog and if you combine it with good quality posts (which is undoubtedly more important than the theme) definitely your blog will stand out among others.

Jessica Sanchez Stays on American Idol

It was “crazy” according to Jennifer Lopez as they (the judges, Randy Jackson & Steven Styler) blitz the American Idol stage. It was not only the judges who were shocked by the voting result of last night’s American Idol elimination but also the entire studio audience. After her top performance, Jessica Sanchez got the lowest votes among the bottom three thus eliminating her from the contest. But the judges activated their “one save” power to let Jessica Sanchez remain in the contest hence the supposedly top 6 is still top 7 as of this moment. According to Randy Jackson, Jessica is one of the best singer in America, he even pleaded to the entire America to vote for the best. Does this mean there are flaws with the way Americans choose which Idol they want to save? Or perhaps this is a call to Idol’s production to not just use “America’s votes” as basis in choosing new American Idol. It was an incredible and perhaps unforgettable scene that ever happened at the Idol’s stage.

Jessica Sanchez is the youngest and one of the top performer in the eleventh season of the No. 1 US TV singing contest. Born to Mexican Father and a Filipina mother, Jessica a recipient of full scholarship training at the Theatre Arts in Hollywood started her singing career when she was 11 years old where she competed in the first season of America’s Got Talent.

The Search for Aviator

I’m not really a fun of sunglasses but recently I suddenly had a fondness with sun glasses in fact I just added a new butterfly sunglass to my collection this summer. The timing is perfect since its already summer where sunglasses is undoubtedly a must have as it help us protect our eyes from the harmful UV rays.

Few weeks after acquiring a new butterfly sunglass, I am now going crazy with aviator; in fact my sister and I went for window shopping for aviator sunglasses yesterday. I was actually hesitant to wear an aviator before but now, I wanted to give it a try. Perhaps it’s about time to take myself out of my comfort zone and will try new fashion sense this year.
After the window shopping, I tried checking sunglasses online since I have the access to the internet most of the time. And after browsing several websites, I found this aviator by Warby Parker called Griffin. It’s a stylish sunglass which is a fusion of classic and modern design which is perfect for those fashion aficionados. It comes in two fashionable frames and includes a polarized lens for only $95. Ummmhhh…Looks like I found the perfect aviator for me. I love its trendy look and I wish I could have it before the end of summer. How about you? Have you got your eye protection from UV Rays this summer?