Lifestyle blog of a homemaker

According to a report by Euromonitor, Filipinos are the 3rd heaviest drinkers in the world. While many Pinoys may think of this as a distinction to be proud of, doctors would disagree. As, excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver disease. While it is difficult to avoid alcohol as it is a huge part of our culture, we can protect our livers with the right supplement – LiverMarin.



LiverMarin is a dietary supplement containing 250mg of Silymarin or Milk Thistle, and 100mg of Sodium Ascorbate. Milk Thistle’s active ingredient “flavonoids” break down into two main components, Silydianin and Silychristin, which together form Silymarin – a supplement found in LiverMarin that is known to have the potential to protect your liver by acting as an antioxidant, promoting the growth of new liver cells while preventing liver damage. It also prevents cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, which is an irreversible damage that causes you to have a weakened immune system.

Regular intake of LiverMarin may also help in digesting fat that aids in the treatment of fatty livers, preventing and treating hepatitis A and B, managing SGPT and SGOT levels and insulin overproduction. However, this is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

It is recommended to take 1 capsule 3 times a day before meals, or as prescribed by your doctor. Treat your liver right, take LiverMarin every day. At SRP P9.00 a capsule, LiverMarin is an affordable way to protect your liver. LiverMarin is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.
Garlic, one of the most abundant perennial plant in the Philippines is commonly known as a sauté spice. As it is available year round in the Philippines we often take it for granted. What we don’t know is that garlic has numerous benefits for our health. One of this is that garlic is known to spice up our heart.



Garlic is known to reduce blood pressure or hypertension. It has long been used to alleviate this said disease. One problem is that the traditional way of using garlic as hypertension medicine can be a bit hassle and time consuming. Good thing, ATC Healthcare our trusted life ally, made a compact capsule that contains Garlic Oil that can be used to alleviate hypertension – ATC Garlic Oil. 



ATC Garlic Oil helps prevent hypertension and heart disease by regulating cholesterol and sugar levels in the body. It can also relieve cold and flu symptoms, assist in the management of mild upper respiratory infection, strengthen the immune system and lower density lipoproteins and blood pressure. Note that, ATC Garlic Oil is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Garlic Oil, Mabisang Aksyon kontra Altapresyon!

For an affordable price of SRP P4.50 per capsule, ATC Garlic Oil can help you spice up your heart health. ATC Garlic Oil is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.


Like our official FB page to know more about ATC Garlic Oil and get a chance to win special prizes by joining our monthly promos - https://www.facebook.com/ATCGarlicOil.
Filipino riders geared up for thrilling bike action around the roads in Metro Manila last Nov. 21 to 22 for the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines. Close to 2,000 cycling enthusiasts joined the event which featured exciting and challenging categories for children, adults and families. The event, in its third edition this year, is a part of Cycle Asia, a network of premier cycling events across the region that offers participants the rare opportunity to ride on safe closed public roads in major Asian cities. It was brought here in the country by organizer Sunrise Events, Inc. in partnership with Cycle Asia and Bonifacio Global City (BGC).



"We are excited to continue an active year of sports for Sunrise Events, Inc. with our team-up with BGC and our international partner, Cycle Asia, the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines made it possible for Filipino families to participate in sports activities as exercise to promote their health and ensure a wholesome lifestyle," said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, CEO of Sunrise Events Inc.

Prior to the ride events, the entire family were entertained with a wide range of fun activities in the Cycling & Lifestyle Expo at the Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila, the Official Residence of the BGC CycleAsia Philippines for 2016. The fun cycling action started in the morning of Saturday, November 21 via the kiddie ride categories starting with the 30-minute Junior Challenge ride and followed by The Kid’s Ride and Tricycle Ride categories. This day proved to be a fun bonding activity for parents and kids complete with post-event ride activities such as the bull ride and kiddie inflatables. 




On Sunday, November 22, were the Adult Ride categories. The event was kicked-off by the Ride with Robbie with Australian former PRO cyclist and three-time Tour de France green jersey sprinter’s classification winner Robbie McEwen. It was followed by the 40km Challenge Ride and the 20km Community and Foldies Community Rides. According to Mr. Manuel Blas II, Head of Commercial Operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., “The participation in Cycle Philippines through the years have shown us that cycling is here to stay and that it is going beyond being a hobby and sport where people are more and more using it as an alternative mode of transportation to get around the metro. This insight pushed us to implement more bike racks around the city. Furthermore, it also inspired us to experiment with a bike-sharing program which will be launched in the near future.”


With Bonifacio Global City (BGC) as the title sponsor,and with the valuable support of Taguig City, BGC Cycle Philippines has attracted a number of additional sponsors: Gatorade (Hydration Partner), 2Go Express, (Official Courier and Logistics Partner), Ascott Bonifacio Global City (Official Residence) and others including Subaru, Rudy Project, Scott Bikes, Rocktape, Regent, Garmin, Pioneer Insurance, Herbalife, Storybook.ph, Skippy’s bar and Grill and Purefoods Sexy Chix. Philippine Star and ABS-CBN Sports+ Action are the event’s media partners while Goya and Cetaphil are its marketing partners. 

For more information, check out the BGC CycleAsia Philippines official website, www.cyclephilippines.com.ph

About Cycle Asia 
Owned and organised by Spectrum Worldwide, Cycle Asia is a network of premier cycling events hosted across the region. Each event offers cyclists the rare opportunity to ride on closed public roads in major Asian cities, while catering to participants of all ages and abilities. Whether it’s young cyclists on three wheels or the more serious cyclists looking to test themselves on a longer distance, there’s a ride for everyone across the Cycle Asia network. 

For more information, go to: www.cycleasia.com

About Sunrise Events, Inc 
Sunrise Events Inc was established in 2008 after it has been granted the Ironman 70.3 license by the World Triathlon Corporation. The vision of the company is to stage world class events to put the Philippines in the sports tourism map of the world. SEI currently stages at least 12 events per year and has the exclusive rights to the Ironman 70.3, 5150, XTERRA and Ironkids events. 

About Bonifacio Global City: 
Bonifacio Global City is the proud venture of Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation (FBDC), managed by the powerhouse partnership of Ayala Land, Inc., Evergreen Holdings, Inc. (Campos Group) and the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). The combined formidable wealth of real estate development, expertise, and investment from each group has established Bonifacio Global City as one of the world’s finest and fastest-growing premier cities. For more info, visit http://bgc.com.ph 

For media queries, please contact: 
Sunrise Events, Inc. 
Vima Mendoza 
 Telephone: +63920-9760139 
E-mail: vimamm@gmail.com 

Cycle Asia’s Chris Robb, Ascott Manila’s Philip Barnes and three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinter’s Classification winner Robbie McEwen pose with the Jr. Challenge riders prior to flag-off The kiddie ride category provided a fun bonding activity for kids and their parents. 



Cyclists in the Philippines get to ride with three-time Tour de France Green Jersey Sprinter’s Classification winner Robbie McEwen only at the BGC Cycle Asia Philippines event. 

Close to 2,000 cyclists geared up for the two-day BGC Cycle Asia Philippines ride event which took off from Bonifacio Global City.
Online shopping is now becoming more and more popular because of the convenience it gives to customers, but what if your favorite online-based brands in the country can be found under one roof? I bet, that's more exciting! This is the one of a kind concept to be offered by Hollermall.



HollerMall will officially hold its concept store’s grand opening on November 28, 2015, from 2PM to 9:30PM and everyone is invited to join in the fun! Tagged as "your favorite brands now under one roof," the store is home to 44 online-based brands in the country. From retail space, to marketing, to delivery handling, HollerMall is the online shop’s partner in further establishing their brand. Shy Shop, Backdoor Studios, Caia the Label, Maven Manila, Zach and Ross, and Jukaykayatbp.are only some of the famous online brands that you’ll be able to find at HollerMall.




“I feel that HollerMall shows promise in terms of helping the sales of the brands we handle, and our popularity will grow because of our honest and effective services, as well as the perks we offer,” says Chesca de Mesa, the HollerMall Marketing Head. “I have huge hopes for the grand opening, and our team is working very hard to ensure that you will be able to enjoy the activities when you drop by!”


Besides the open store, raffles are to commence every hour and tons of freebies will be given away. One of the main contests is the chance to shop with your favorite girls:  Ida Anduyan, Cha Ocampo, Vina Guerrero, KallyAraneta, Chin Obcena, Chace Chua, Gela Muñoz, Akiko Abad, and Aaliyah Benisano!



These popular bloggers and social media personalities will be present during the event for a meet and greet. They’ll also pick the winners of the shopping buddy contest. You can start purchasing your GCs for the raffle starting November 25 until the grand opening day at 4:30PM. Winners to be announced at 5PM.


The grand opening is co-presented by Craft Box PH and Englicom with our official media partners When in Manila and Clozette.



HollerMall is located at 32 Aguirre Avenue, Barangay BF Homes, Parañaque City. Regular mall hours are 11AM-9:30PM daily.





About HollerMall 

Holler Mall aims to house the trendiest online brands in the Philippines. With a capacity to showcase numerous brands, shoppers can now finally immerse themselves in a wide range of labels. HollerMall makes it possible for all your favorite online shops to be under one roof! | http://hollermall.com/
November 25, 2015 marks rookiemommy.ph first year anniversary. It’s been a wonderful year for Rookie Mommy Ph and to thank the loyal readers, she's celebrating the first year with a bang! Before the grand giveaway, let's go down memory lane and look back at her achievements and milestones first...


  • Rookie Mommy PH was awarded and recognized to be part of The Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs in the country for year 2015
  • From 50 hits a month, we now receive 3500 hits regularly every month! Now, that’s really great!
  • Launched own domain. From rookiemommyph.blogspot.com to rookiemommy.ph
  • Launched Facebook and Instagram page
  • Received so many brand collaborations


It's time to finally give back. Rookie Mommy Ph has collaborated with wonderful brands and they are also grateful to the readers.
Rookie Mommy PH is giving away so much from the momazing pool of sponsors:


Ready to find out the prizes and mechanics of #RookieMommyPHTurns1 Anniversary Giveaway? Head on to the following links below and start joining!


1 Winner of Nailandia Nail Studio and Body Spa’s signature Manicure and Pedicure Gift Certificate Giveaway 



1 Winner of Mimijumi Very Hungry Feeding Bottle Giveaway
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1 Winner of Lil’Scholars Clubhouse 5 Free Play-Based Session Giveaway


1 Winner of Cathy Valencia Gift Pack + P5,000 Gift Certificate Giveaway



3 Winners of OBI Baby Merchandise Giveaway



10 Winners of Wellspring of Morocco Argan Oil Giveaway



1 Winner of BuriBox Gift Code to 1 Month Free Subscription

#RookieMommyPHTurns1 Anniversary Giveaway starts on November 25, 2015 and will end on December 5, 2015, 12:00 pm. Announcement of winners will be posted on the blog and Rookie Mommy PH Facebook page on December 7, 2015. Winners will be contacted through email and items will be shipped via XEND delivery.

Good luck and have fun!







Bavaria has been brewing its own taste of beer for over 300 years. That makes it 7 generations of perfecting quality beer brewed by using the finest mineral water from their own spring. Bavaria is focused on following its family traditions of brewing high quality beers for the present and future generations to come. It prides in brewing its finest pilsner since 1719 and introducing the first truly alcohol-free beer in 1978. With a deep and rich history, the company wants to share their precious creations to the world.

Here in the Philippines, we introduce Bavaria Premium as our flagship product from the Bavaria product line-up. It is a classic pilsner perfect for the classic Filipino. A perfect night cap after a long day. It has a profile of a premium and clear lager where you will experience the taste of a real beer: premium malts, hops, and the freshest spring water from Holland. Refreshing and light, this beer will make you feel like you’re bathing in the fresh water springs of Bavaria. 



Bavaria Premium is coming your way and is now available in 7-11 outlets near you. Other Bavaria products coming your way are the 8.6 and Bavaria 0.0% Malt Drink. 8.6 which has an alcohol content of 8.6% (Thus the name) is a strong and edgy blonde ale that will make you feel a special buzz from a special brew. For those who are looking for a more wholesome night, we will be launching the first ever Bavaria 0.0% Malt Drink that comes in 3 flavors: Original, Peach, and Pomegranate. An alcohol-free alternative great for 
any party.




Each of these variants has its own Bavarian twist, so watch out for these and 
experience Bavaria soon in establishments near you! Be Bold, Be Bavaria.
For more updates, like us on Facebook: BavariaPH or tag us #BeBavaria

On November 25, 2015 at SMX Convention Center, Taguig from 8AM to 6PM, one of the much awaited E- Commerce Show in Asia will happen. Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 is expecting to draw crowds especially that big brands joins the exhibition to promote their products and services that includes Citibank, Zalora, Lamudi, Payoneer, Carmudi, Zoomanity Group, Elabram Systems Group, Tree Top Adventure and more. The exhibition viewing is free but still need to register on the actual event. 

Another activity during the Asia E- Commerce Expo will be the conference where business leaders and entrepreneurs joins the event as speakers to discuss about E-Privacy, Digital Marketing, E- Logistics, StartUp Innovations, E- Commerce and E- Payment. 




The Asia E-Commerce Expo is presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for ideas to help executive managers overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. 

For the full list of speakers and for more information, visit http://www.asiaecommerce.ph. For partnership/sponsorship and speaking opportunites, contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at maria@asiaecommerce.ph.
Actress Marian Rivera Dantes finally gave birth to a baby girl on November 23, 2015 at 5:25am in a hospital in Makati thru a normal delivery. Prior to her delivery, DongYan fans gathered for a prayer brigade on November 21. Congrats, new parents, Marian and Dingdong!



Sharing the belief that a life worth living is defined by a purpose of your own manufacture and not by social consensus, one-man electronic music project Paincake Patrol launches his first-ever EP //Social Constructs on December 5, 2015 at Today x Future in Cubao, Quezon City.

Created in 2011 out of passion for music, Paincake Patrol is the recording project of musician Eeman Bulotano. This experimental solo project is focused on creating alternative electronic and ambient music, reflecting the artist’s experiences and views on existence in general.

“[I want to] make music people can listen to without [them] having to ignore the person standing next to them,” says Eeman whose goal is to provide music that “makes you think, but yet somehow not [distract you] at all.”


Emotions, Experiences and Expression

The idea behind //Social Constructs and Paincake Patrol itself is inspired and widely influenced by the very existence of ambient music as pioneered by Brian Leno during the 1980’s. Usually electronic and instrumental in nature, ambient music aims to create a perfect balance between disappearance and presence. 




Though it has existed for a long time now, ambient music remains relatively unknown to the mainstream crowd as it is seen as "too smart" or "overly deep.” However, Eeman and many other ambient music artists see this type of music as simpler and more relatable compared to any other genre because it provides the chance to be freely interpreted by its listeners. This genre is powered by the experiences and emotions not just by the one who created the music but also by those whom the music is created for. 

Songs from this genre evolve from the mere self-expression of one artist into many different stories weaved by those present in the audience. They are taken and understood in more ways than one – similar to how individuals give meaning to various things and, ultimately, to life.

Existence Defined and Redefined

Music relives one’s memories, and the entire Paincake Patrol project intends to elicit nostalgia while stimulating thought-provoking conversations. With this particular EP, the artist focused on his view of the general meaning of existence and how empty it may seem when viewed only in an objective and logical way.

Each compositions appropriately titled based heavily on how the artist views reality. Combining master beats with ethereal notes, //Social Constructs’ first three tracks aim to reflect the existential angst and loneliness one might experience when he or she has failed to see reason behind life.

(Ee)Man behind the Music




Fascinated with weird ambient and dreamy sounds,Eeman has been recording his own music and releasing it on Sound Cloud starting 2010. He has released three LPs from 2011 to 2014. Since then, he has been featured in a few publications, such as Indienationblog and Exposed Vocals. In the Philippine Indie Rock Awards 2015, he was awarded Keyboardist of the Year through his current band, Audio Drive Thru. 

He took the next step early this year by doing live gigs all over the metro. Six short months and several introductions to numerous people later, he is now ready to share his music more widely to the world. 

Check out Paincake Patrol on Facebook, Sound Cloud, Twitter, Instagram and his blog or catch more of Eeman’s keyboards and synths as he plays with Audio Drive Thru.

Our family was looking for some food adventure in the south. While rummaging inside my bag, I found these Papa John's Pizza gc's courtesy of Ms. Louisa The Art of Being a Mom. So we headed Las Piñas where the nearest Papa John's Pizza can be found. It's just in front of SM Southmall, we never had hard time searching for it.


(photo credit, Zomato)

 The place was small, but the ambiance is good. The store is cool enough and comfortable. We had great time waiting for our order because the staff was nice enough and offered us good accommodation.



That time they were offering a meal good for 3 persons worth only P399.00. We ordered Hawaiian Pizza, which is my kids' all-time favorite, Chicken Pesto pasta and iced tea for dine. The regular-sized Hawaiian pizza costs P350.00, if not in promo. The pasta is regularly priced at P190.00 per plate. We saved more than a hundred peso for the meal.

 

We, especially the kids enjoyed the Hawaiian so much because it has generous amount of pineapple and cheese. Tomato paste is so tasteful, not sour nor sweet, you can actually taste real tomatoes. The crust is soft and delicious, proof that it's made fresh and from quality ingredients.


My kids who are spaghetti lovers, just like many other kids; started to like the Chicken Pesto because it's really creamy and delicious. It's a spaghetti pasta with grilled chicken, parsley flakes and parmesan cheese in pesto sauce. The herbs and cheese mixture really tastes very good, which made the serving not enough for 3 persons. You would crave for one or two more plates to satisfy your tastebuds.


We also ordered this Duo Savers consists of 2 family pizzas. We ordered the Island Spice and the Bacon Cheeseburger Surprise for out. Island Spice is a combination of pineapple, cheese and jalapeno slices, drizzled by thousand island sauce. The sauce perfectly compliments the pizza.

The Bacon Cheeseburger Surprise is made with beef, onion, tomato, mozarella cheese and cheese sauce. It has a special dressing so you will experience a pizza and burger in one. I must say that these two kinds of pizzas are innovative pizzas. They are not the usual flavor of pizzas but you will love it from the very first bite.


The Duo Savers is only available for take-out or delivery...


We really had a great time at Papa John's Pizza. Our first time experience will not be the last time, although their branches is far from our place (Laguna.) We'll definitely look for another store once we head over again in the metro and will try to discover more from their menu. They always have exciting offer to look forward to, which makes them more affordable than any other pizza stores, but they never compromise the quality of their products.



Here's their current treat that you shouldn't miss:


To know their latest promos, follow Papa John's Pizza Ph or visit their website http://www.papajohns.com.ph.




November 18, 2015-- The Asia E- Commerce Expo 2015 online registration (http://www.asiaecommerce.ph) has been closed today and inviting everyone to join the biggest E- Commerce Expo in Asia before the year ends and encouraging all to visit the exhibition floor and register onsite for free on November 25, 2015. Registration will start at 8AM. 

The Asia E-Commerce Expo is presented by TAG Media and Public Relations to promote the ASEAN region as a premier business destination. The conference serves as a hub for ideas to help executive managers overseeing enterprises across the Asia Pacific region. 

For the full list of speakers, full conference pass (Registration fee: Php 3K per delegate) and for more information, visit http://www.asiaecommerce.ph. For partnership/sponsorship and speaking opportunites, contact the organizer at 09166299381 or at maria@asiaecommerce.ph.

NuDerm Facial AHA Soap is one of the products sold by DermClinic. It is very affordable, costs only P80.00 for a 135 gram bar.




What is AHA?
"Alpha hydroxy acids" are well known for their ability to reduce wrinkles or the signs of aging, and improve the overall look and feel of the skin.



Benefits of using NuDerm AHA Facial Soap
It deeply cleanses and helps lighten skin. It also helps unclog the dirt and fatty substances in the skin’s pores.




I have been using the soap for 2 weeks now (thanks Dermclinic for sending it to my doorsteps). There is no significant change on my skin on the first week of use. But on the second week, I felt my skin becomes softer and less oily. Now, I continue to use it twice a day, upon waking up and before going to bed so I can be sure for my skin to look a lot fresher each day.


About Dermclinic

For over 45 years, Dermclinic has become the pioneer and the leading dermatological center in the country. Starting out as a regular skin care center in 1969, today, Dermclinic has already opened more
than 16 branches – mostly in major malls nationwide – giving easy access to consumers.

To know more about their products and services, visit Dermclinicph FB or check Dermclinic website: http://dermclinic.com.ph.