Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Win Tickets to Disney on Ice's "Dare to Dream"

I love watching princesses go on their magical adventures. I literally grew up following the Christmas tradition of watching Disney on Ice at the Big Dome.

This time, Feld Entertainment is back with the spectacular “Dare to Dream" show that puts the spotlight on Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald and Goofy as they follow modern-day princesses Rapunzel and Tiana, plus classic beauties of Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle and Snow White,  gracefully gliding on the ice and venturing on journeys where dreams really do come true.

Our family’s favorite chocolate-flavored milk drink, Magnolia Chocolait, is bringing the whole family to see Mickey, Minnie, Donald and more at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.

Magnolia Chocolait isalso giving away FREE TICKETS to Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream dazzling and fantastic event at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 4, 2015 to make the Yuletide Season extra special for my readers.
Two (2) loyal followers of Lucky Finds will get a chance to win 2 tickets each. Winners will have their experience of a lifetime as they also have opportunity to MEET and GREET the cast after the show.

To win, you must follow these mandatory steps:

1) Like the Lucky Finds fanpage https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-Finds/198761396839497
2) Like the Magnolia Chocolait FB page www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH
3) Share the Disney on Ice poster on FB, tag 5 friends plus Lucky Finds fanpage.
4) Post the FB url of your shared post with your email on as comment on this contest post. Deadline is set on January 1, 2015 at 12NN

Winners will be determined via a raffle. Each winner snags 2 tickets each and will be contacted via email for claiming instructions.

Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream is a holiday presentation of The Araneta Center, Magnolia Chocolait, JAC and Philippine Daily Inquirer. Do visit www.ticketnet.com.ph or call 911-5555 for inquiries to purchase tickets.

Double the fun with Magnolia Chocolait's creamy milk chocolate taste. Its all new packs featuring well-loved Disney characters come in 110ml, 250ml and 1 liter packs!

Learn more about  Magnolia Chocolait product, promos, and fun games for your kids on www.facebook.com/MagnoliaChocolaitPH and http://magnoliachocolait.com/

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Meet My Feet for the Perfect Holiday Look

Everyone loves a good pair of trendy shoes for the holidays. And just like me, my daughter is quite picky when it comes to her shoe choices. She is quite big for her age of ten and so I often have a hard time finding that perfect shoe fit.

It's a good thing that  we came across Meet My Feet shoe store at the Festival Mall. It offers a wide line of school shoes, sandals, flat shoes and wedges that comes in big lady sizes as well. Moms and kids who share a shoe passion would certainly find many fabulous options suited to their tastes.
There are classic Mary Janes for young children in different colors and accents. These low-cut shoes has a strap across the instep usually fastened with a buckle or button. Meet My Feet has styles that cover from the demure schoolgirl, vintage chic to sophisticated teenies.  The styles vary from semi-formal or formal shoes.

The fashionable high-heel shoes to comfortable flats available in fun colors, shapes and designs. My daughter and I had a fun time going through the shoe selections!

I let her decide on which pair to pick.  Finally, she came up with these wedge booties in gold. I was surprised that Meet My Feet has this in her shoe size 39. I didn't know that some styles are available in adult sizes up to size 43.
Jac Style in Gold  for P 1899.75

This mid-heel footwear is ideal for lounging around or walking through the city. And I am happy that she chose a gold tone (my favorite color other than red) over the woodrose one.  She already amassed quite a number of pink pairs over time.

I like what she chose for herself.  The lace up fastening and thick ankle cuffs combine with soft cushions to provide all-day comfort. This wedge boots is one that will turn any outfit around!

I am actually partial to wedges. I prefer eye-catching wedges as an accent piece whenever I attend functions. I love the added height plus the way it makes my heavy ankles appear thinner. I also find them easier to walk in.

Wedges for chunky sole that helps cushion impact

My other picks were:

These gladiator sandals are eye-catching with its metallic tone and cut out design.  I like its front strap and loop.  Its rubber synthetic outsoles are they sturdy enough to provide protection and cushioning.

The delicate details on this shoe make it really feminine and pretty. It will surely makes anyone's feet happy!

Moms and kids alike will love the girls’ shoes from Meet My Feet just like we did! So go visit Meet My Feet soon to find shoes that fit from an incredible variety of footware selections in different sizes, styles and colors.

Meet My Feet
3F Festival Mall
Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Festival RiverPark sets Christmas aglow with Holiday Cheer

Rediscover warmth that family get together brings.  Enjoy nature and the joy of Christmas  at River Park, the newest recreation at the Festival Supermall in Filinvest City, Alabang!

December 20, 2014 marked the launch of this 2300-sqm dining cluster expansion of Festival Mall and Kundirana group was there to set the mood for the night.
The festive Christmas light show at the Festival Supermall River Park was an awesome spectacle as the 200,000 twinkling lights lights dance in sync with the yuletide carols! The light hues change at rhythm intervals over and over again, creating a perfect play of flashing lights.

Ballet Philippines took the centerstage next. The excerpts from their well-loved Cinderella show had the audience wanting for more! The whimsical retelling of this rags to riches fairy tale by Ballet Philippines got our eyes glued on the stage. It was really funny how the comic roles of the stepsisters were interpreted.

Singer actress Rachel Alejandro was also there to serenade the crowd. Tonight's event ended with a colorful fireworks display.

Do drop by at the "Christmas Capital of the South" tomorrow, December 21st to catch acoustic king Jimmy Bondoc perform at River Park stage.

Your kids will enjoy a cute selfie snap at the Meet and Greet session with Santa and Mrs. Claus happening at the River Park every Saturday and Sunday. Watch the Christmas Musical Light Show daily from from 6PM to 9PM until end of December.

Moreover, you can take your family to see the skies light up with grand fireworks display every Sunday at 9PM.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

FAME hosts a Yearend Bloggers' Party dubbed as Holiday Delight

Friendly Alliances and Media Expression Inc. (FAME) had invited media and friends earlier to a night of fellowship that features FAME brands alongside with its other corporate partners and supporters.

It was a fun-filled event for guests and sponsors alike! There was a cooking demo, games and periodic raffle of prizes must to th delight of all participants.

Friendly Alliances and Media Expression Inc. (FAME) started out as a publishing company of Health and Lifestyle Magazines started in 2001 as a division of TRIANON International, Inc. In August 2002, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher Dr. Rafael R. Castillo and his investor teaam of seasoned businessmen and medical journalists, took over the firm operations and embarked on its expansion.

Today, FAME has become a byword in quality publications that includes Vital Signs, DiabetEASE magazine, Travel Plus and Zen Health magazine.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RisingStars Philippines may just be your Ticket to Stardom

If you love singing, you may be the Philippines' next singing sensation!

RisingStars Philippines has partnered with Kapatid Network TV5 to launch the newest new singing and reality TV talent search nationwide!

This biggest talent competition is going around in search for the best-of-the-best singing talents all over the Philippines to represent their home city or province.

The competition has been launched at the beginning of October in Dumaguete and this year the RisingStars team has already visited Palawan, General Santos, Davao, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and the cities of Central Luzon as Dagupan, Lingayan-Pangasinan and Pampanga.

Amateur and professional singers, from 13 years old and above may audition as contestants by recording their entries online. RisingStars has made the audition process hassle free through the RisingStars Philippines for Android phones. Interested individuals may record and submit their entry using their mobile smartphone by downloading the RisingStars mobile karaoke app for free from Google playstore. Another convenient way to join is by logging on to the RisingStars website at www.risingstars.ph to record and submit an entry through the use of desktop or laptop computers. Still another option is going to the RisingStars Recording Booth, which is akin a modern recording studio facility.

And as the RisingStars Philippines does its rounds nationwide, Recording Booths will be available in  most frequented Malls during the audition period. There will be RisingStars singing stations in selected schools and barangays as well for contestants to come to and participate in.

Moreover, the battlefields doesn't end at the mall tours. RisingStars Philippines takes the show talents, creativity and entertainment to the studio as the contest progresses to its final stages, following the action and score on the TV screen and online.

Join in as 14 singers from Pampanga and Dagupan, Lingayan-Pangasinan sing their hearts out live on-stage on December 17th at 3pm at SM City - Clark, Pampanga. The mall show live final competition will be hosted by Ms Venus Raj and Ogie Alcasid.

The top 2 winners from this stage of the competition shall get an-all expense paid trip to Manila to be seen on primetime TV during the live sing-offs and telecast of the RisingStars Singing Contest to be aired starting February 2015 on the Kapatid Network TV5.

Grab the chance to be a star! Pick a song, sing, record your performance and rise to fame on primetime TV show! You’re just one song away from your dreams. Be a RISING STAR!

For contest details and updates, log-on to the RisingStars website. You may also get social media updates via Facebook /risingstars.ph or Twitter @RisingStarsasia.

RisingStars Singing Contest on TV is a production of RisingStars Philippines, in cooperation with Jumpstart Productions, and TV5.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Signs of Pregnancy

Are you wondering if you are pregnant? Do you experience signs that makes you think you might be infanticipating?

The most common sign that you are pregnant is a missed period, but it is not always reliable if your periods are usually irregular. Stress can cause you to hinder the start of your menstrual cycle. According to PregnancyTips.org, there are also a lot of physical changes that will occur if you suspect that you’re pregnant. Some of the obvious symptoms of being pregnant are developing a craving for certain foods, morning sickness, experiencing burning sensation during urination.

Aside from physical change, pregnant women often have mood swings. Temper swings and irritability are brought on by the heightened hormonal production. Pregnancy hormones can make you feel tired, upset and emotional.

Every woman is made up differently. Pregnancy symptoms vary in each individual. Early signs of pregnancy are often like what happens right before and during menstruation that these are not often recognized.

All signs that you might be pregnant are still not 100% sure. It is important that you take a pregnancy test at home to confirm your pregnancy. The only way to tell if you are expecting for sure is taking a frog test. Also, it is best that you make an appointment with your doctor, and celebrate the exciting journey ahead!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Alaska holds a "Merry Cremas” food festival

Earlier today, Alaska spearheaded the Merry Cremas Festival at the Eastwood City Mall Open Park.

It was my first time to attend a Merry Cremas food bazaar and I was surprised to see innovative candies, cakes, breads and other sweet treats made using Alaska Crema all-purpose cream. I know that there will free tasting of rich, creamy desserts and food and so Merry Cremas was an occasion I just can’t pass up on.
Frozen Strawberry Pannacotta with White Choco Mousse from Blue Toque is a unique way of showcasing Alaska Crema 

Be it rich and creamy, cheesy, or chocolatey, they all have it at Merry Cremas Festival! Everyone were free to indulge in tasting goodies, from savory to sweet things that the booths had to offer!

Divine cakes, cupcakes, cake lollies came in a wide array of creamy flavors!! Perfect gift to warm hearts and tummies alike!

The food contest is the highlight of the festival. Merry Cremas Food Bazaar merchants or food partners were asked to concoct special dishes and/or sweet goodies using Alaska Cremas. The said dishes were sampled and rated by a panel of food bloggers.

Yummy food bazaar guests were also treated to an Alaska Crema cooking demo by Chef Kai Padilla. There were fun games, photo booth, and enticing activities for the whole family.

For delicious Alaska Crema recipes, tips and ideas to turn every moment into a ‪#‎CremaMoment‬, download the Alaska Cremamoments Everyday app via the Google Playstore on your android phone.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas comes early with Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving 2014

Zoomanity Group, the leader in theme park and zoo management is inviting everyone this December 13, 2014 to visit Zoobic Safari, the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines. Join in as Zoomanity share its happy places to kids who seldom have the chance to experience a nature fun learning activity.

Zoobic Safari is a 50-hectare zoo that offers a wide variety of activities. Get first hand encounters with the Tiger and Lion in the wild. See camels, donkeys, miniature horses, puma, and an albino carabao up close. There is also a Zip Line, and 4D realto for the adventurous individuals.

Zoomanity Group honcho Robert Laurel Yupangco spearheads the Christmas gift giving activities benefiting indigent children in four locations--Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zambales, Zoocobia in Clark, Pampanga, Residence Inn in Tagaytay and at Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite.

Filipino indigent children will get to experience true spirit of Christmas and yuletide joy through gift-giving, laughter and fun at the theme parks like Paradizoo, Zoocobia, Zoocobia Fun Zoo and Z Planet. The youth gets to learn new things by being exposed to something that he does not usually come across daily.

The Zoomanity Group Christmas Gift Giving event for indigent children is the organization's way of giving back the wonderful blessings it reaped throughout the year.

Watch out for the launching of new activities come early 2015. It will surely amaze youngsters or even those young at heart.

Do visit Zoomanity official website for updates and promotions.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Heightened Wellness with PhilCare360

An abundance of wealth and happiness starts with optimal health. Staying well is important because it is empowering. The saying "Health is Wealth" generally translates that part of being wealthy is staying healthy.

This PhilCare Wellness Box reminds me to slow down and take charge of my holistic health 

When a person takes care of himself, his health improves and so is his ability to be productive in all phases of his life. The overall sense of wellness allows for a happier environment and decreases the need for the traditional healthcare system.

To get first dibs on the Filipinos’ sense of well-being, one of the pioneers in the Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) industry in the Philippines, Philcare, recently conducted a wellness index covered the physical, nutritional, medical, lifestyle, psychological dimensions, vice, and sex. This ground-breaking study revealed that Filipinos generally feel good about their health. The bad news is that Filipinos’ have the tendency to be in denial and are only mindful about their well-being when sickness sets in.

And when they fall sick, most do not consult the physician. Instead, Filipinos consult a neighbor who readily spares some tablets left over from his previous illness to treat self-recognized symptoms. While nothing untoward happens on following such advice in most of the times, self-medication can be dangerous. Potential hazards include poisonings, adverse reactions and delays in proper treatment of the disease due to incorrect self-diagnosis.

The PhilCare Wellness Index also showed that 44 percent of 1,200 respondents from Metro Manila and key cities in Luzon,  Visayas and Mindanao  believed that they know what comprises a balance diet. In fact, 70 percent said they eat breakfast regularly, while about 60 percent eat fruits and vegetables daily. However, about 27 percent of them regularly eat fried or fatty food, 21 percent love eating sugar-rich foods and drinks, and 15 percent eat processed and junk food daily. They missed the fact that sugar and fat is as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco as warned by health experts. Overeating sweets increases one's risks for diabetes and heart disease. The sugary foods systematically destroys without symptoms until it is too late.

There seemed to be a lack of prevention against diseases. Most Filipinos are unaware of the importance of preventive health care and how inextricably linked it is to overall health. The study reflected that a majority of Filipinos maybe hurting their health in several ways by drinking alcohol regularly and taking in nicotine. About 58 percent said they drink alcoholic beverages. They consume about six bottles or glasses of alcohol per week. About 49 percent also smoke cigarettes and, on average, they consume 10 sticks daily.

While an overwhelming majority of Filipinos (more than 85 percent) enjoy a good work-life balance, 41.1 percent of them admit experiencing stress slightly. Many Filipinos resort to binge drinking after office work to handle stress according to the PhilCare Wellness Index. Binge drinking and continued alcohol use in large amounts takes a toll on the liver. It is associated with many health problems including liver disease and nerve damage.

Stress management has to be anchored on wellness. Bring your world to stand still for a moment each day to reduce stress levels. A highly stressful life can be alleviated by improving one's physical health and wellness. Stress should not be used as an excuse to damage the body.

This wellness index serves as the eye-opener on how Filipinos perceive what is healthy and how they are actually pursuing health.

PhilCare believes that while physical fitness and good nutrition are definitely pillars of wellness, they cannot complete the wellness picture without the emotional and mental aspects.

PhilCare has always been a proponent of preventive health care. The PhilCare360 Program recognizes that health is a dynamic process because it is always changing. Physical health is only one aspect of our overall health. Our level of health changes as our lifestyles change. As our lifestyle improves, our health also improves and we experience less disease and sickness.

For this reason, PhilCare provides for its members a total wellness program called the PhilCare360. The said program offers individual clients a passport to leading healthier and striving towards an optimal state of well-being. PhilCare360's total wellness intervention gives access to world-class healthcare as well as traditional and non-traditional health programs, fitness events, activities and discounts from health lifestyle partners. PhilCare members are informed on their health risks, what they need to work on, and what health programs would help them reduce their risks.

PhilCare360 may just be your best partner in taking care of your well-being. Call PhilCare now for a complete line of health coverage that’s best for you. Choosing the right health coverage for you (and your family as well) may be the most important decision you’ll ever make.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Dr. Gar Eufemio heads the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy

Dr. Gar Eufemio of Peak Form has been appointed as President of the ASEAN Society for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. For the past twenty years, he has been involved with orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and the sports sciences.  This MultiSport's resident health expert successfully devised a series of challenges to assess individual physical and athletic condition.

He is an Orthopedic Surgeon who finished as Chief Resident of the UP-PGH Department of Orthopedics and had his fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.

He was the founding head of the UP-PGH Department of Orthopedics Sports Clinic for ten years. He is the Head of the Ortho-Rehab-Rheuma Division of the MegaClinic and has set up the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Units of Healthway Medical Clinics and My Health Clinic.

He was referred to as the “Godfather” for the European Sports Medicine Travelling Fellowship program in 2008. In 2011, he underwent further training on platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, in Milan, Italy. He was past President of the Philippine Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine from 2011-2014.

He practices in Cardinal Santos Medical Center, and at MegaClinic recovery center. You may also catch Dr. Gar Eufemio at Peak Form, which has all the latest equipment to help sports enthusiasts and athletes stay in their “peak form". Peak Form's facility that brings together a modern physical therapy clinic, the leisure of a spa, and the tested sports science concepts.

With Dr. Gar Eufemio leading the team at Peak Form, anyone can confidently say that, "I’m glad #IGoToPeakForm."

For more details, please visit Peak Form at Unit 807 of the Infinity Building, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Get updates by following them on
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/peakformmanila

Instagram: www.instagram.com/peakformmanila

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Elabram Systems Group at LTE World Summit in North America- GBN

Elabram Systems Group (ESG) had recently participated this November 2014 at LTE North America (LTENA) as exhibitor and speaker with the Group Managing Director Mikel Yaw, Group Deputy Managing Director Sunny Yaw and Business Director Tommy Ng.

LTENA was part of the LTE World Series Summit around the world and the biggest convention of all leaders in a telecommunication industry with operators, vendors and media and participated in by 150 exhibitors and more than 1500 attendees.

Elabram Systems Group believes in collaboration and partnership for the four solutions under this 15-year old company. Solutions are Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Talent Acquisition & Deployment (TAD), Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) and Network Planning & Optimization (NPO).

Mikel Yaw as speaker discussed the roles of vendors in rural areas and one of the key founders of Elabram Systems Group, a reliable Telecommunication Engineering and IT service provider specialised in Specialist Resource Provision, RF Engineering Services and Project Management of advance telecommunication in wireless network solutions but expanding right now in BPO and IT sectors which are big in Indonesia under Sunny Yaw.

Elabram Systems Group was founded in year 1999 and now holds offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Vic Sotto’s 2014 MMFF starrer “My Big Bossing” is three times bigger

“My Big Bossing” is Vic Sotto’s official entry to the 40th Metro Manila Film Festival, which is due to open on December 25, 2014.

It is expected to create another blockbuster film franchise as it is the biggest-budget entry in the MMFF race, and the trilogy boasts of the collaboration of three of the country’s biggest film production outfits: Octoarts Films, M-Zet TV Production and APT Entertainment. Three of the country’s biggest directors helm three different stories within the movie -- Tony Y. Reyes, Marlon N. Rivera and Bb. Joyce Bernal.

My Big Bossing brings with it an all-star cast ensemble, lead by the Bossing Vic Sotto, MMFF’s all-time box-office king and wonder child superstar Ryzza Mae Dizon in all three episodes.

Episode 1 entitled “Sirena” is directed by Tony Y. Reyes, and features the talents of Wally Bayola, Manilyn Reynes, and Pauleen Luna.

Episode 2 billed “Taktak,” directed by Marlon N. Rivera, is led Marian Rivera and Jose Manalo in the cast.

Episode 3 called “Prinsesa” is directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal, and puts Ryzza Mae Dizon in the spotlight alongside rising child star Alonzo Muhlach, the son of former child star NiƱo Muhlach, who plays the role of Alonzo’s dad in the movie as well.

The Love Theme song "BUKAS NA" of the upcoming movie was performed by Nikki Gil.

The Biggest 3-in-1 movie this Christmas will surely give the audience satisfying entertainment value.
Do watch out for the My Big Bossing premiere night on December 22 at SM Megamall Cinema 10.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mercato Centrale opens its newest market, the Gourmet Food Fair

Like the other Mercato Centrale successful markets, the Gourmet Food Fair lets you enjoy another great food escape every TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY from 8pm to 3am at Market! Market! Central Plaza!
Your nights will truly come alive with these gustatory delights coupled with a live band to make your food adventure a memorable one.

Whether you are up for a food trip or simply want a late dinner or a midnight snack, the Gourmet Food Fair indulges you to affordable yet scrumptious gourmet food finds!

All sisig fanatics will surely love these sisig varieties! Name it and Chef Babs has it!

Do try out the Cheesy Bacon, Baked Mac, Steak and Grilled Pork from Edgy's Good trip.
Here's a sneak peek on mouth-watering boneless lechon at the food market!
Don't miss out on these foodie treats. Head on to the newly opened market GOURMET FOOD FAIR at the Market! Market! tonight.
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