Sunday, January 31, 2010

Baby Bedtime Discoveries with Johnson & Johnson

Watching our baby sleep is one of the things that brings such joy to being a mother. Yesterday, I was very fortunate to have attended Johnson Baby Bedtime Discovery at the Ascott Residences. It was fun learning about the Science of Sleep.
Dr. Luis Rivera, a Fellow of the Philippine Society for Sleep Medicine, explained how important sleep is to our baby's growth and well-being. He shared to us that during sleep, there are three times more growth hormones that are released than when babies are awake. He further explained the importance of a regular bedtime routine in order to keep our babies well-rested during the time they are sleeping.
Johnson & Johnson together with some midwives shared with us the 3-Step Bedtime Time Routine that is clinically proven to stretch your baby´s sleep by as much as 23%.
Step 1: A warm bath or "punas"
 A nice warm bath or even a simple ´punas´ with JOHNSON´S® Baby Bedtime Bath will set the tone for your baby bedtime routine. The warmth of the water, coupled with your gentle, lathering touch will soothe baby. Once you´ve established this as a regular nighttime routine, the bath will signal your baby that she´s on her way to bed.Enjoy the moment... your baby definitely will!
Step 2 : A soothing massage
The midwives shared with us the I-Love-You massage and the Milking massage which will not only get your baby ready for sleep, infant massage or Touch Therapy also has clinically proven benefits and has been shown to contribute to healthy weight gain, improve babies´ immunity and calm then when they are irritable. Spread JOHNSON´S® Baby Bedtime Baby Lotion on your palms then stroke her with a gentle motion.
Step 3: Quiet Time
JOHNSON´S® Baby Powder is perfect before you begin quiet time. Quiet time is the time when you bond with your baby while you hush her to sleep. Read her a bedtime story, sing a lullaby or simply softly talk her to sleep.Your voice, familiar to her from birth, will cradle her into dreamland.
Lovely and very pregnant Christine Bersola-Babao hosted the event [feeling close talaga ako..hahahah]
 Beth, me and BFF, DJ
I am so glad to finally meet fellow blogger Beth in person.She was really nice. It's also nice to share this event with my BFF, DJ. [Ano beh? Napapagitnaan ako ng dalawang payat. Sa susunod na picture taking payat na din ako...hahaha.]. I really had such a great time at this event and I learned a lot about the science of sleep.
Thank you so much for the goodie bag J&J! I can finally apply the 3-Step Bedtime Routine to my little girl!
I just wanna share with you what we had for lunch....
Lentil Soup
...and this. 
Another cheat day for me....heehee

Searching for a Webhost Service?

If we own a blog or a website, most likely we would like to have our own domain for it. But finding the best webhosting service for our website is hard and complicated. Nowadays, there are so many hosting service companies that offers almost the same packages at different prices. You have to really look into the features and see if those features matches what your site really needs. Like my blog, for example, this blog is a personal site and most often than not, I post lots of pictures. My needs are, of course, higher storage area and greater bandwidth for me continue what I do.

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If you are looking into having your own domain name I suggest you check it out. As for me, I'm still thinking about it.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Teriyaki Boy

When peanutbutter met us at Rob Galleria the other day, we decided to have lunch at Teriyaki Boy. We're not really in the mood for Japanese, we were looking for a chicken dish for Ykaie. Chicken is her favorite dish right now-- Fried Chicken to be specific. We want her to appreciate other chicken dishes and not eat fried all the time.

Teriyaki Boy has the best Chicken Teriyaki.
Gyu Yakiniki Don [P275]
This is peanutbutter's order. The beef was thinly sliced and really tasty!
Teriyaki Boy Bento [P300]
I ordered the Teriyaki Boy Bento for me and Ykaie. It consists of Chicken Teriyaki, Rice,Kani Salad, Coffee Jelly, Iced Tea and....
....Miso Soup which Ykaie loved so much!
Here's a very playful Ykaie after the meal...
The very next day Sis and I went for some grocery shopping and guess what? She wanted to eat at Teriyaki Boy too! We had...
Crazy California Roll [P175]
This is California Roll with watermelon and lettuce..dipping sauce is kewpie mayo with soy sauce..
Chicken-Ebi Kiddie Meal [P175]
Kiddie Meal for Ykaie and me, the sis ordered the Ebi Tempura Bento.
an entry for an entry for. Have a great weekend everyone!

On mails and mailboxes

I have this thing for Mailboxes. No, I don't like receiving bills,silly..heehee. But I must admit electric bills, cable bills and telephone bills are just about the only things that comes through the mail box these days.In this day and age of computers, it is easier to send out letters through e-mails and there are also some e-cards available. But it is really nice to send or receive some snail mails and traditional cards to and from people you care about once in a while, specially if it goes through a really cute Mailbox.

What we have right now is a wall mount mailbox..... a really old wall mount mailbox. It would be really nice if I can change it to a single-unit mailbox like the picture on the right. I'm thinking it would be a nice front yard decor too!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

GT: First Boyfriend

Ngayon lang ako sasali ulit dito sa GT. Di ako sumali noong first few entries sa kadahilanang itatago ko na lang sa aking sarili..hahahaha

Heniweys, naalala ko tuloy yung First boyfriend ko na naging boypren ko noong first year college ako. Isang buwan lang tumagal ang relasyon namin kase nakaka-imbyerna sya. At di ko alam kung napasok sya pagka-pulis dahil may pagka-punggok yon[Criminology graduate ako]. I'm sure di nya na ako maaalala at lalong-lalo namang di sya nagbabasa ng blog ko kaya libre ko sya okrayin dito.

Di ko na papangalanan...... sana na lang mabulunan sya at naalala ko sya ngayon..hahahahaha

my entry for .Happy Thursday,gurls!

LP: Balak (Plan)

BALAK na namin ni Sis seryosohin ang aming pagpapayat. [Naks!]..Natawa ako sa lahok ko at parang hindi ako seryoso ano? hahahaha. O siya, magseseryoso na, ayun nga, balak na namin mag-seryoso sa pagpapayat at baka kami ang manalo sa aming The Biggest Loser contest na magpipinsan kaya naman kahapon ay bumili kami ng Grill Pan para makapagluto ng mga inihaw na kung anu-ano. Iwas oil...daw.

Seryoso na kami......Pramis.
ito ang aking lahok para sa.Magandang Huwebes!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My little princess loves Donuts♥

Ykaie loves donuts. She loves those donuts with sprinkles on top. The other day, while waiting for daddy at Rob Galleria, she chanced upon KK's new mini donuts. Those mini-donuts has sprinkles on them and are very colorful but they only sell it per box of 20 pcs. I told her we could only buy one donut. She settled for the original glazed.

My baby girl is slowly becoming a little girl and we can now bond over donuts in cafés, talking about silly stuffs and things with no sense and telling stories. How time flies.........

I think she's now sugar high in the picture..heehee

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This week's weight loss contest update

And so I slacked off pretty badly last week resulting from no weight loss at all. No exercise, ate some rice, chips, chocolates and another ton of sugar. Sis also treated us at Yellow Cab this one time and we ordered some pizza and pasta.How am I ever gonna win our Weight-Loss Contest? This week, I soo promise myself I'm not going to be my old lazy self and I will exercise. I'm going to start again with a few sit-ups and dumbell exercises, who knows I might be able to force myself into the treadmill?

To inspire me, what I did was download Season 8 of The Biggest Loser. It was easy with free torrents. Now I can watch one episode per night to keep me motivated. Wish me luck, you guys.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Happy 5th Birthday Chellie!

My niece Chellie, the birthday celebrant, posing with her birthday cake that sis made. She's Ykaie's fave cousin because they live near our house.

Here's Ykaie munching on one of the cuppies while picture taking...

Children love Spaghetti, Fried Chicken and Hotdogs during birthday parties. Of course, these yummies won't miss this kid's birthday.


and since we had a little "Mexican" on our theme, there's Quesadilla...

...some Beef Tacos....

and chips with some salsa, cheesy beef and caramelized onion dip.

Chellie with some of her friends..

Chellie's classmates and friends during the "pabitin"

That's peanutbutter "unclogging" the Piñata...
I was so tired after the event but we all had a great time....
Happy Birthday Chellie!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chellie's Birthday Cake

Today, we celebrated my niece's 5th Birthday. Sis made this chocolate cake and mocha cuppies for her. More pictures tomorrow..I'm really tired.

an entry for .
Theme: Chocolate

peanutbutter♥'s becoming spontaneous

The other day, peanutbutter's been complaining about how his legs are aching and that he has a headache. I told him that Ykaie and I would take him out for a massage. I didn't think he would agree but he did. So off we went. He got some foot reflex and a scalp massage.

I wasn't able to bring my camera along, so pardon the blurry photo. It was taken using my celfone.
Update on our Weight Loss game. So far, I've lost the holiday weight gain. My weight today is 158 lbs as opposed to 166 lbs last Jaunary 2. I was able to force myself to do some exercises last week but this week, I am completely slacking off and eating. I indulged myself in some dark chocolates. I've completely given up rice, though. I promise to get back on track next week....

Good Night everyone..

Saturday, January 23, 2010

No Chemistry with Physics?

One of my favorite shows while I was growing up was MacGYVER. I never failed to watch an episode. He can troubleshoot his way out anything. It was very fascinating to watch him get out of sticky situations using the principles of Physics ang Chemistry. This is when I got so interested in learning more about these subjects. The problem was I can only learn about it in school for one hour per day.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Random Thoughts and Updates on a Friday Morning

Coffee & Coffee Cheesecake? Only a coffee lover junkie would order such me. This is CBTL's The Ultimate Mocha Drink and coffee cheesecake. I enjoyed every single bite of that cheesecake. Hmmnn.. now what's brewing?

Yesterday, while Ykaie was taking her aftie nap. peanutbutter and I was able to sneak in some "US" time. We were able to cuddle and talk about things...... it was nice. We should sneak more often,hee.

Looking forward for some mall time on monday with the fam. Already have my list of things to check out. One of them is my fave brand of Jeans.

Planning on making Granola out of that rolled oats in the kitchen. Or else it won't be eaten and would be in the kitchen forever. I have to buy some ingredients.

Looking forward to an event on January 30. Will get to go out  and have bonding time with BFF, DJ.

Chellie's Mexican Themed birthday celeb is on Sunday. Yay! The kids [nieces] will be present.There will be Tacos and Quesadillas. I'll be making the dips for the chips. I love family events!

GOOD MORNING everyone!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Buying an Oven

I don't bake period. The first time I tried baking was around six years ago. I attempted to make Millionaires Shortbread Cookies. It is shortbread cookies topped with dulce de leche and chocolate. I'd say I'm pretty much successful but it was too sweet for me. I wanted to make it again and I wanted to try my hands on a little baking.We only have a convection oven toaster in our house. Its temperature is only up to 220° which mean I will be limited on what I can do.

Just the other day, sis and I were talking about buying an oven. She wanted to buy an oven because she loves baking. I wanted to buy an oven because I wanted to try it. The problem with ovens, is that they are too big and we have very limited space in the house. Another convection oven toaster that has temperature of up to 450° would be ideal because it is smaller in size and has the same function. The problem would be figuring out what the best toaster oven available is.
I would ask sis to look into Kitchen Aid Toaster Oven. She might like it and buy one.

Buddy Gancenia Video Services

I am a sucker for romance. I always get "kilig" when I watch romantic movies or videos. This is also what I felt after watching this Love Story Wedding Video done by Buddy Gancenia.

Buddy Gancenia is one of the best corporate, events, wedding videographer in the Philippines. He is highly experienced, having worked with the country's top television networks for a number of years.He produces excellent corporate videos as well as wedding videos and videos for other events. He also produces How-To Videos,those highly informative instructional videos for hobbies and the likes.

I hope I can avail of Buddy Gancenia's video coverage service one of these days. It would have to be a very special occasion.Of course, it's not going to be a wedding video coverage because I'm already married but if you guys are planning on your wedding and deciding on who to get to cover your wedding then I suggest you check out Buddy Gancenia's Reality Wedding Videos. They are the first and only Documentary-Reality Wedding Video producers in the Philippines – and in the world.

If you are interested to see more of his works, you can drop by his website.

LP: Magustuhan

Sana Dapat ay magustuhan nila na mag-ulam ng Cauliflower ngayon... hehehe. Pilitin ba?? Ang mura kasi eh. Nabili namin dyan sa may  city hall ng P25. Biruin mo tatlong malalaking cauliflower sa halagang bente-singko pesos?

ito ang aking lahok para sa.Magandang Huwebes!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Pasta Perfetto by Pizza Hut

Before embarking on a low-carb diet soon, I wanted to try Pizza Hut's Pasta Perfetto. They have 12 new affordable pastas which I heard to be really good.

Aglio Olio (P99)
A generous serving of spaghetti sautéed in extra virgin olive oil, with garlic anchovies and fresh basil that packs a light spicy taste. This is my kind of pasta dish...simple yet tasty! One reason to love anchovies!

3-Cheese Ravioli (P165)
Ravioli pasta filled with Mozzarella, parmesan and cream cheese tossed in light tomato sauce and drizzled with pesto cream. This is a little too rich for me. I didn't like the combination of cheeses.Perhaps it would be better if they substituted shiitake mushroom for the cream cheese.

Mango Shrimp Salad (P139)
Romaine lettuce tossed with refreshing creamy mango dressing & topped with garlic shrimps, fresh mango slices, tomatoes and sesame seeds. This has become a favorite! I always order this salad...

Tropical Fizz(P55)
Iced-cold 7-Up bursting with cherry & kiwi flavors.This is my order and that's sis's bottomless iced tea in the background.

I would have to try the Seafood Supremo next time.....

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Good Buys and Two parties in one day

I had a rather busy weekend and my so-called "DIET" was forgotten for 2 whole days. My gahhh!! We had some good buys,though.

peanutbutter bought the latest issue of our fave comic book when we went to the mall. Gustong-gusto ko ang pugad baboy paano ba naman ay talagang humahagalpak ako ng tawa kapag nagbabasa nito.

Bumili rin ako ng garlic wine vinegar. Susubukan ko sa dish na gagawin ko para sa surprise B-day ni mudra sa isang buwan.

Kahapon ay um-attend kami ng binyag kung saan ay ninang si ate. Yung picture sa taas ay si Chellie [niece] at si Ykaie sa labas ng Church. Late si Father kaya naman ang tagal naming naghintay sa Church at nauna pa nga ang reception. Nakakaloka sa kakulitan ang dalawang ito at halos gawin ng playground ang labas ng simbahan sa kakatakbo para lang libangin ang mga sarili nila.

Pagdating naman ng hapon ay 1st Birthday celebration nung bininyagan. Syempre, feeling fabulous si Ykaie sa kanyang butterfly face painting.

Imagine attending two parties in one day?? I have to get back on track....

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