27 November 2015

Have You Bet on the Right Diaper?



Pampers, the world’s leading diaper brand, recently launched the New Pampers Baby Dry: 99.9% Dryness Challenge. During the said challenge held last week at Robinson's Manila, mommies were given a chance to challenge their current diaper and win their baby’s first prizes such as their first play set, first high chair or first stroller. As for me, I did not have a hard time betting on the right diaper! I knew right from the start that Pampers Baby Dry can guarantee 99.9% skin dryness as I've been using it on Zack since its launch last March and we have practically tried all sorts of diapers in the past. 


Taking on the challenge was really simple. First of all, mommies age 18 years old and above, residing in the Philippines, and have babies 0-3 years old should register online and bring their current non-Pampers diaper to the event. All that they have to do during the event is to pick the right diaper, undergo the simple test, and see for yourself which diaper provides 99.9% dryness! 

Pampers Baby Dry and Brand X are being tested and sampled for the challenge!
Same amount of liquid are simultaneously being poured over both brands.
Pampers Baby Dry have completely absorbed the liquid while there's still a significant amount of liquid over Brand X.
5 lbs. weights were then placed over the diapers.
As I have previously said, see it for yourself! The paper napkin over the Pampers Baby Dry is completely dry while the one over Brand X is significantly soaked!
For mommies who bet on the right diaper, you may claim your awesome prizes from the Love Corner.

I am definitely proud to say that I am one of the mommies who bet on Pampers Baby Dry for this challenge. I've been impressed with its performance ever since. It definitely guarantees dryness especially during the night. It has a slim fit and stretchy tapes that provides comfort. It doesn't become bulky even after a few wettings unlike other brands. And its magic gel can absorb up to 7 wettings!


Mommies from Visayas and Mindanao can also get a chance to challenge their current diaper and win their baby’s first prizes when they register in Ayala Center, Cebu City on December 6, 2015, and Centrio Mall, Cagayan de Oro City on December 15 2015. Guarantee your slot by pre-registering. Visit the Pampers Philippines Facebook page for more details (www.facebook.com/PampersPh). 

XO, Mish


22 November 2015

Four



This boy turned 4 a few days ago. It all still seem surreal to me because it was as if I gave birth to him yesterday. He used to be so tiny and fragile! Now, he weighs almost half my weight so it's hard for me to carry him nowadays. He has progressed a lot during the past year since he has now started school. He's doing well in school and he's now knows how to play with other kids. I am really proud and happy for all the things that he was able to achieve during the past year. One year may seem to be a relatively short (and fast) period these days, but a lot can definitely happen during the same. 

This kid watches #AlDub too!

This journey has made a massive impact on my life. I could say that I matured a lot, although there are still days when I need someone "more adult" than me. Nevertheless, I've learned so much. During all these years of having Zack with me, I think I was able to gain more than what I was able to offer him. I was able to realize the real meaning of motherhood, that is, it is not a competition and that it is a never ending earning process of making mistakes and correcting them. More importantly, I was able to open my eyes to genuine and unending love. With that, I learned how to love myself - not in a conceited way, but rather in a way that I was able to feel like I am a person worthy of respect and love. By being dependent upon me, he made me feel that I am such a worthy and deserving person. There are times though when I feel like I am more dependent on him for my happiness and that makes me feel like I am being selfish since I am sometimes not with him whenever he needs me. For all those things that he taught me and for being able to deserve all these, I am forever grateful.

Shirt - H&M, Shorts - c/o Robby Rabbit, Shoes - adidas

When I wished for good health for Zack during his birthday party, I truly meant that. He gets sick too often and I want him to become a stronger and fit kid. My other wish for Zack on his birthday is that I hope he continues to share and receive love to and from everyone. I wish that he'll continue to be the loving, extremely sweet, and happy kid that we all have come to love. 

Happy birthday, kid! Mommy loves you! :)



07 November 2015

GMG Construction launches new project in Norzagaray, Bulacan



Socialized housing is a concept not new to me since this was the topic that I chose for my undergraduate thesis, particularly the condition of low cost socialized housing projects in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. From what I have gathered and researched, settlers tend to leave their place of relocation because their jobs aren't there and the shelter granted to them was poorly made. I am extremely glad that one construction company, GMG Construction & Land Development Corporation, has finally decided to address these usual problems when it comes to socialized housing projects by coming up with a new low cost socialize housing project in Norzagaray, Bulacan.

12 hectare proposed socialized housing project by GWG Construction
Facade of Proposed Lofted Row Housing

During an event last week at Quezon City, I was one of the first to know about this promising project. The low cost socialized housing project is envisioned by GMG Construction through Socialized Housing Financing Corp of the Philippine government. It is a 12 hectare project that seeks to benefit families living in danger zones of Norzagaray and Manila. The project is currently being coordinated with the local government of Norzagaray, Bulacan.

Launch of GMG Construction's new project
Ms. Joanne of GWG Construction,;Mrs. Milagros Viray; Mr. Guillermo Viray, founder of GWG Construction; and, Ms. Geraldine Viray

The initial target number of housing units for Phase 1 and 2 is 2,640. Each lot area is at 26 sqm with structure ground area of 22 sqm and mezzanine/loft area of 11sqm. The project will allot 30% open space which can be used for school building, multi-purpose hall and recreation/amenities like basketball court and playground.

Proposed plan for the lofted row housing
Proposed Covered Basketball court
Proposed Multipurpose hall with Health Center

I am absolutely impressed with the proposed plan for the housing project. The design is far from any of the low cost socialized housing projects which I have previously visited. Moreover, the project aims to comply with land development standards such as proper water and power supply and drainage system and to provide community facilities such as covered basketball court/ multi-purpose center, day care center, and tricycle terminal. I am definitely looking forward for this project to finally materialize.

XO, Mish


04 November 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Party at ActiveFun Fairview Terraces



I've never brought Zack to any Halloween party in the past so we were really excited when we got invited by Active Fun Fairview Terraces and Mommy Bloggers Philippines to attend this year's Spooktacular Halloween Event. We love Active Fun and we have been visiting it regularly ever since it opened last year so it was the perfect place to take Zack for his first Halloween party.


ActiveFun is a tried and trusted brand that aims to promote a one-stop safe and kid-friendly recreational facility advocating exercise in a safe, fun environment and play as a venue to develop several skills of the children. It allows group play encouraging kids to develop social and interpersonal skills as they learn to interact with other kids.


For the first part of the event, we went on a Trick or Treat parade at the lower ground floor of Fairview Terraces. The kids were ecstatic as they were given candies and chocolates as treats. Zack wasn't feeling well so we had to carry him during the trick or treat. Nevertheless, I can see that he is happy as he receives more candies and upon seeing the mascots of ActiveFun.

Btw, Zack's wearing a DIY Chucky costume!

The next part of the event was the Costume Contest. There were 4 categories wherein kids and their families can join - the Spookiest Costume, Cutest Costume, Little Prince and Little Princess Costumes, and Spookiest Family. There were probably more than 50 kids who joined this fun event!

Packed afternoon at ActiveFun!
Cutest Costume
Little Prince and Princess Costumes
Spookiest Costume

Lastly, the kids were treated to a fun magic show. Aside from these fun activities, the kids were also given an unlimited play pass where they can enjoy Active Fun's Safari Fun Adventure themed center. It features sections in the play area like See saws, Ball Pit, Mini Slide, Building Blocks for Toddlers; Play Frame features are Slide, Trampoline, Ball Fountain, Cannons, Air guns, Swings, Tunnels & Hanging Bridges. New Attractions include Water Bed, Rocking Chair, Shark Tube, Revolving Tunnel, Mini Ball Fountain, Fun & Learn Panels and LED Ball Pool! This place can accommodate 150 kids at a given time.

A kid participates during the magic show
Active Fun's Safari Fun Adventure themed center

Thank you ActiveFun and MBP for having me and Zack! :) For inquiries and reservation, call 294-8412/294-8410 or email activefunfairview@gmail.com. Active Fun Fairview Terraces is located at LGF, Ayala Fairview Terraces Mall, Fairview, QC.

XO, Mish


01 November 2015

The Skin Specialist launches ClearTight on its 13th Anniversary



The Skin Specialist has indeed come a long way! From a small clinic along Timog Avenue when it was founded in 2002 by Dr. Jean Marquez, a practicing dermatologist, Fellow of the Philippine Dermatological Society and host of TV’s PinoyMD, it has now grown into an elite dermatological center in the heart of Quezon City. Since then, The Skin Specialist is committed to providing safe, non-invasive and effective solutions for various skin concerns, whether for medical treatment or simply a total aesthetic makeover.

The Skin Specialist: Throughout the Years
Dr. Jean Marquez, a practicing dermatologist, Fellow of the Philippine Dermatological Society and host of TV’s PinoyMD

The 13th year celebration of The Skin Specialist was an intimate one and it was once again graced by people from the media, celebrities, and loyal patients of Dr. Jean Marquez. You'll know how hands on Dr. Jean is with her patients as she personally entertains her guests one by one. I guess that's what sets Dr. Jean and The Skin Specialist apart from other practitioners and clinics - their hands-on approach and close supervision of each patient.

Dr. Jean Marquez, Rhea Santos, Luanne Dy, Lyn Ching-Pascual, and MJ Marfori

For its 13th anniversary, The Skin Specialist aims to address one of the main concerns of women nowadays - aging. During a presentation made by Dr. Jean, she explains that aging is caused by various factors such as stress and pollution. And while it is inevitable, there are now advances in dermatological technology that have produced treatments to effectively address wrinkles and sagging skin minus the pain and downtime, such as the ClearTight Laser.


ClearTight Laser is a state-of-the-art, non-ablative treatment that improves fine lines and wrinkles, also the appearance of small veins and redness caused by vascularity. It is gentle enough to treat areas that are typically too sensitive with traditional ablative lasers, such as the delicate skin around the eyes, forehead, mouth, neck, chest, hands, elbows, knees and underarms. ClearTight is an alternative to traditional skin resurfacing and surgical face lifts that is painless and has no downtime. Basically, it helps address almost all of the issues when it comes to aging such as erasing dark spots, lifting, firming, and improving the contour of the face.


ClearTight delivers photo acoustic shockwaves to the target area through high laser intensities in nanosecond pulses. This mechanical Q-Switched effect creates a controlled dermal wound - a unique mechanism of action that achieves optimal results for each indication. ClearTight Laser is ideal in achieving a refreshed overall rejuvenation and tightening without the need for surgery. Its unique hand-piece can treat hard-to-reach areas that traditional ablative lasers can’t. ClearTight heats beneath the skin to reduce pain or discomfort. 


And while the current trend in reducing fine lines is fractional lasers, these treatments have downtime. Many patients who have undergone traditional ablative laser treatments have a difficult recovery period and experience prolonged facial redness and swelling that lasts from 3 days to 2 weeks. ClearTight patients can return to work the same day. ClearTight patients only experience slightly pink skin that is warm to the touch for about 30 minutes post-treatment.

“After just one session, I saw a significant improvement on my problem areas: tightening of the neck and diminished lines around the mouth. There is also visible improvement around the eyes. It’s great coz I can attend to my work without any redness on my face,” attests a patient who has tried ClearTight for the first time.



ClearTight Laser treatment is recommended to anyone whose skin shows signs of aging. The most dramatic results are seen on people who have tried non-invasive therapies and are looking for something more aggressive but without the pain and down-time. The best candidates have moderate sun damage, are in good health, have good health habits and typically take good care of their skin. ClearTight Laser can be performed on all skin types.

Visit The Skin Specialist: G/F ESNA Buidling, #30 Timog Ave., Quezon City
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Skin-Specialist/101170816593080
Instagram: http://instagram.com/dskinspecialist
Website: http://www.drjeanskinspecialist.com.ph
For appointments, call 374-8087 or 0917-810-1319. 

XO, Mish