Monday, June 11, 2012

Yummy Crepe @ Cafe Breton

When I crave for crepe, I always associate it with Cafe Breton. Why? Because they have the best crepe in town ( that's my opinion only).

We ordered La Pinay crepe. It is a mango crepe, top with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce.

La Pinay Crepe @ Cafe Breton

Cafe Breton
Tomas Morato cor. Sct. De Guia 
Quezon City.  
Tel. No. 374-633

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cheese Pichi-Pichi of Ambers

Me and my family loves to eat Pichi-Pichi especially the one with cheese toppings that Amber's is offering. Amber is known for their pancit malabon and pichi-pichi.  You can view their menu from their website and they also have delivery.

We ordered the 40 pieces Cheese Pichi-Pichi for take out and eat it at home. We usually put in the ref after buying and eat it chilled. It taste delicious, you can taste the saltiness of the cheese and the sweetness of the pichi-pichi.

40 pcs. Cheese Pichi Pichi @ Amber

Friday, May 25, 2012

My New Camera Bag

On Hubby recent business trip, he surprise me with a new DLSR camera bag. He bought me the Lowerpro Adventura 140 for my Nikon 5100 DLSR.  I have been using the nikon camera bag that came with it, my only complain  is it's not padded in the interior.
Lowerpro (Adventura 140) Camera Bag

What I like about the Lowerpro Adventura 140:
- it has an adjustable and removable shoulder strap 
- fully padded interior ( I like the color orange inside) --> gives more protection to the camera 
- it has a zippered front pocket for memory card storage
- padded grab handle
- main compartment is zippered with a quick release buckle
- removable divider
- its great for traveling (because of the size)

What I don't like:
- nothing

If you have one DLSR camera with one small lens, then this camera bag will suits your needs.

This camera bag is for one camera and a small lens only.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Steaks @ House of Minis

Me and hubby recently went on a lunch out. We went to House of Minis in Pasig. We ordered a Tenderloin Steak and a T-Bone Steak.  It is full course meal that starts with a soup, bread, vegetable salad, main course then dessert. For dessert, you have an option if you like coffee, tea or ice cream.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Dinner Roll with Butter
Vegetable Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

Medium Rare T-Bone Steak

Well-done Tenderloin Steak

House of Minis
104 E. Rodriguez Jr.
Ugong, Pasig City

Friday, May 18, 2012

Yummy Starbucks Whoopie Pie

My kids and me went to Starbucks today, they ordered a Whoopie Pie. It is a rich chocolate sandwich cake with white marshmallow filling in it and a pair of funny eyes (as my kids describe it).

Starbucks Whoopie Pie

Monday, May 14, 2012

Review: Dove Go Fresh Body Lotion

On my recent trip to the grocery store, I found this Dove Go Fresh Nourishment Body Lotion (Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Scent with a cooling sensation) in the Body Care section. I have using this for a week now and I'm happy to say that I like the product, it gives me a refreshing feeling after using it.  I like the cucumber/green tea scent. It has a cooling effect after applying it. It does not feel sticky nor greasy and my dry patches have actually disappeared after using it for a week now. It's a fast absorbing lotion that moisturize your skin for 24 hours. 
Dove Go Fresh Nourishment Body Lotion
(Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Scent with a cooling sensation)
Disclaimer: I bought this product in the grocery store and I'm just sharing my experience with it.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Food for the Gods by Estrels

Yesterday, we went to visit Estrels Caramel Cales to order their famous Caramel Cake. You have to order their cake in advance when you purchase. The cakes has no preservative and you have to eat it on the same day you bought it.

While waiting, I saw a box of 10 of Food for the Gods. I bought one (1) box to try at home.
When you opened the box, all 10 pieces of Food for the Gods are individually wrap.
Food for the Gods  (Box of 10 @ Php 270.00)
It is made of dates and walnuts. The texture is soft. It taste delicious, even my 6 year old daughter love it. 

You may check their website here for their product offer.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Great Finds from the Skechers Markdown Madness (May 2012)

Me and my family recently went to the Skechers Markdown Madness at Eton Centris. Items price ranges from Php 500 to Php 2500 for a pair of shoes.  I was able to get a black school shoe for my daughter and a rubber shoe for my son. 

Here are the shoes that we got from the sale:

If you're looking for a new pair of shoes at a great bargain, then check out the Markdown Madness sale event at Eton Centris from May 1 to 6 at the May 1- 6, 2012 (10 AM – 8 PM) at the Ground Floor of Two Cyberpod Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

Like Markdown Madness on Facebook  to get updates about the next sale!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My ZALORA Wishlist

During my pregnancy with both of my kids, I was always advised by my OB to bedrest for 9 months.  This  was the time that I discovered online shopping. I love online shopping. Why? Because, I can just stay home and browse from their website for my shopping needs.  

ZALORA is an online shopping site, where they have a wide variety of item you can choose from. They are offering free shipping nationwide, same day delivery, and 30-days return.  They also offers different payment method: (1) cash on delivery (2) over the counter payment (3) credit cards (4) paypal and (5) internet banking. 
Zalora - payment methods

I'm listing down five (5) item in my wishlist from ZALORA.

On top of my list is the Delsey Luggage Scale, you can bring it when traveling so you don't have to worry about luggage weight restriction.
Delsey Luggage Scale

2nd on my list is the Kipling Shoulder Bag. As a mom, I have to put the basic needs for me and my family in my bag and go hands free when going out with the kids. 
Kipling Shoulder Bag

3rd on my list is the shoe from Crocs. Since I became a mother, I now look for shoes that are comfortable and stylish.  

4th on my list is the Kipling Backpack for my daughter.
Kipling Backpack for kids

Finally, 5th on my list is a Missy basic black tee. You may pair this with pants, shorts or skirts.
Missy Black Tee

Have fun shopping online and don't forget to check out ZALORA. They have an introductory gift of PhP250 voucher when you sign up.

Happy shopping and creating your wishlist by joining the Nuffang My Zalora Wishlist.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

HTH: Flight Monitoring Mobile Application

Recently, I was looking for a flight tracking mobile application. I want to be able to know if the flight schedule was on-time or delayed whether arrival or departure. After trying at least 5-6 application, I was able to found the right application for my needs....FlightAware.

FlightAware Flight Tracker

They provide live tracking on your flights with map. You can download the application for free using your iPhone, iPad, Andriod, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Phone 7. You will need internet access to used this application on your device; you may also track from their website (http://flightaware.com). You will need to register an account with them to be able to set alert or notification.

What I like about the application:
1. You can create alerts on the flights you want to monitor/track
2. It tells you if a plane is delayed or not
3. You can track flights by flight number, by tail number and by flight route

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Best Job In the World Video by P&G

I saw this in youtube and on my friends FB pages, and i thought of sharing this.............

 Truly the hardest job in the world is the best job in the world.......being a parent (not just mom or dad)

MCDO Happy Meal - Spongebob Toys

After seeing the commercial on TV of the new MCDO Happy Meal toy, my two kids wants to have one.

Here are the spongebob happy meal toy they now have:

Mcdo Happy Meal - Spongebob Toys

Saturday, April 14, 2012

HTH: Sharing My Breastfeeding Story

As parents, we always want to give the best for our kids or babies. When I was pregnant with my eldest, a lot of my friends were breastfeeding their babies and they made it sound so easy.  I also attended breastfeeding class ( to be ready). However, when i gave birth, I realized that it was not easy at all, since it is a learning process for both mom and the baby.  But once both of you mastered it, it will be smooth and easy.

I was able to breastfeed my eldest child for 2 years and 6 months while my second child, I was able to breastfeed him for 3 years and 3 months.

With my eldest child, I did have a hard time breastfeeding her because I can't seem to have her latch properly (this is because the hospital gave her bottle first and she is experiencing nipple confusion). But after 3-5 days of perseverance & patience, and with encouragement from Hubby, I was able to breastfeed her successfully. 

With my second child, breastfeeding was easy, maybe because its the second time around and I know what I'm doing. Another thing that help was the hospital used cup feeding for newborn instead of bottle. So when they gave me my child for breastfeeding, he latched naturally without any nipple confusion.

Things that have helped me in breasfeeding:

1. Double Electric Breastpump
- I used the Pigeon double electric breastpump. I was able to used this for both of my kids. For my eldest, I bring my breastpump to the office and pumped 2-3 times during the 8-5 office hour. I also brought a cooler with ice pack so that I can transport my express milk back home. 

2. Breastpad 
- I used the Pigeon Disposable Breastpad.They are very absorbent (based from experience) and individually wrap.

3. Nursing Bra, Nursing Shirt and Nursing Cover
- Finding a good nursing bra was very difficult during my breastfeeding days with my eldest. But its a different story on my second baby, I was able to find good nursing bra online and in Mothercare store. 
- I was also able to buy nursing shirt and nursing cover in the internet ---- very useful when nurisng in public.

4. A pedia that is pro-breastfeeding.

5. Correct position and proper latch are the keys to successful breastfeeding.
- It should be tummy to tummy position. Baby should get the nipple and areola, whole jaw moving and gulping action is seen. The latch shoould feel comfortable to the mother, it should not hurt.

6. A supportive husband who encourages me on the whole breastfeeding process. 

For first time mom, my advised is to take it one day at time and be patience.

Website that I find useful:

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is my personal blog. I write about life, motherhood, breastfeeding,  travels, shopping,  lifestyle choices and anything under the sun..... 

I love to share my finds and discoveries, and hope that it helps. Helping others always makes me smile =)