Lifestyle blog of a homemaker

If there is one household chore that I like the least, it would be washing the dishes. I really hate soaking my hands in water with dishwashing liquid as it makes my skin dry and scaly. I also came to a point when my hands got wounds because I used dishwashing paste with harsh ingredient.

When somebody offered me to try Bubbleman, I was a bit skeptical, but she assured me that it is safe - non toxic and eco-friendly. Sounds new and unique to me so I gave it a try.

I first, started using Bubbleman Lemon scent to our drinking glasses. I poured a droplet on the wet sponge and squeezed it. It did not produced as much bubbles as the one I am using for a long time, but it is as effective in making the glasses look shiny and clean. I was able to wash 5 glasses with a droplet and there are still bubbles left, maybe good for 2 more glasses. I easily washed the glasses and it is surprising that Bubbleman did not leave any smell on them, unlike my current dishwashing liquid where I need to wash the dishes longer with running water to remove the scent.



I actually used the other variants, to the dishes that we used for breakfast. Some with a bit heavy dirt from champorado and some greasy because of the tuyo (dried fish). Bubbleman easily removed the grease and oil on the plates and just like the glasses, the other dishes were squeaky clean and smelling nice because it effectively eliminates odor.


It is skin-friendly, too. My hands never got dry or itchy.

I realized that, we can't depend on the amount of bubbles the product produces to say that it is effective. Some products produces a lot of bubbles from a very small amount but leaves smell or worse, causes allergy. Although the scent might smell good but I believe, it is not good for our health as those scent may come from certain chemicals that may harm us.

I also used Bubbleman in cleaning the surfaces like tables, the kitchen top and the cooking range a I want to eliminate the use of chemical-based products inside the house.

I will definitely buy this product. It's about time to show some act of nationalism - support locally made products like Bubbleman; and to love and care for mother earth, too, because Bubbleman is biodegrable.

Bubbleman is available in 3 variants - lemon, antibac and kalamansi. It is available in all leading supermarket nationwide.

Prices :
Php32.50 - 270ml, Php65.00 - 880ml
Promopack - Php55.00 - 270ml 2's and Php120.00 - 880 ml 2's
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Last June 16, 2016, I was able to cover the press launch of the latest movie offering from Star Cinema, The Achy Break Hearts, starring Jodi Sta Maria (Chinggay), Ian Veneracion (Ryan) and Richard Yap (Frank). Only Jodi and Ian were present because Richard has prior engagements but I heard a separate press launch for Jodi and Richard is also happening over the weekend.

Straight from their taping somewhere from the north, they went to 9501 Restaurant in ABS-CBN ELJ Bldg to entertain an interview from the press. The launch was intimate, only few press people and media friends were invited. The timing was also perfect because Jodi is celebrating her 34th birthday on that day.

Jodi came some minutes earlier than Ian, she immediately sat in the presidential table where the press is waiting for her. Everyone's asking where's Ian, then suddenly, he came out from the crowd holding a birthday cake for Jodi. The first question that popped out from the crowd was about Ian's gift for the birthday girl. Ian gave Jodi a painting that he painted 2 years ago because he wants something that came from the heart. He called it Moonlight Over Jerusalem.


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Here are some of the questions asked by the press during the exclusive interview:

Jodi on being friends with Ian
"Sa kanya, walang masamang tinapay, madali syang pakisamahan, madali syang pakibagayan, lahat ng tao makakasundo nya. Hindi perpekto ang aming friendship, kahit di kami nagkakasundo, merong respeto sa isa't isa kaya hindi kami nag-aaway..." (No stale bread for him, he is easy to be with, he gets along with others. Our friendship is not perfect, at times we disagree but we respect each other that's why we don't fight.)


 
How are the fans reacting between the competitions of the two love teams - JodIan and JoChard
"Yes the fans have biases kasi may kanya-kanya silang manok (they have their own bets), but I do understand the fans and I respect their choice, but I hope it won't result to bashing, it's better to support each other; don't be too emotional, be objective, trabaho pa din ito at the end of the day, it's not reality," said Jodi.

"It is between Ryan and Frank, it's not between me and Richard," said Ian "but sometimes fans really take it too personal, which result to bashing..."


Jodi on being bashed, " Yes I do, but I just don't respond to rudeness..."

Torn between two lovers
Jodi said "I never experienced being sandwiched between two lovers, that's why I enjoyed my role as Chinggay."

Ian was asked if he has been in a competition with other guy to win the heart of the woman "if ever there is, I won...," (drew laugh from the audience) he replied.

Ian talks about the positive side of the movie
"It talks about culture, right time for marriage or to have a relationship. It tells us not to cling on to someone to complete you, you have to find someone to complement you..."



About the Movie

Achy Breaky Hearts is about Chinggay, a smart, beautiful, and successful woman in her 30s who's had not a boyfriend for seven years until Frank, Chinggay's ex-boyfriend for four years and Ryan, who Chinggay helped after his engagement proposal got rejected, entered her heart. The two gentlemen will try to win Chinggay's heart, while Chinggay being torn between them. Who will she choose and how will she choose the better man?

Directed by Antoinette Jadaone, "The Achy Breaky Hearts" will hit theaters nationwide on June 29!





Yours truly, #fangirl
What is Incontinence?
Incontinence is inability to control excretory functions. It is a problem in urine discharge (urinary incontinence) or bowel movement (faecal or bowel incontinence) which might affect anyone at any age, depending on health conditions or life events that happened to a person.

We don't hear the word so often and we might think that it's not that serious, but no.  Incontinence has a great impact on social, work and personal life of the person affected. It can cause depression which might lead to a more serious problem if left untreated. It decreases quality of life that is why it is best to seek help from a health professional so the patient can still live a normal life, even with incontinence.

How aware are you about this problem? Here's a simple survey to give you a better idea about incontinence. Please feel free to answer and also share to others to increase their awareness.

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The tea leaf holds within it many benefits. Tea time brings more than just a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Regular tea drinking will promote an overall healthy lifestyle for anyone.

1. Tea enhances
If you feel sluggishness and physical discomfort, you could just be needing a regular dose of tea. Tea, with its anti-oxidants, boosts the circulatory system, letting the blood flow to all the organs of the body, helping them function properly.

2. Tea detoxifies
Bacteria produces toxins that are harmful to health and they cause different diseases to human. Tea effectively flushes out unwaned waste from the body including toxins.

3. Tea lifts
Downing a cup of tea gets rid of stress during the work day. Theanine, a free amino acid found in tea plants, promotes a stress-free state. Drinking tea rapidly revives, giving the body and mind a gentle lift, to give you focus on your responsibilities.

4. Tea rejuvenates
Do you know why hot tea is served in spa? Tea is aromatic and soothing. It quiets us and gives us sense of well-being.

5. Tea stimulates
Theanine in tea increases mental performance. Tea's astringency wakes up the nerves in the moth, sending signals to the brain to alert the mind. That's a boost in alertness, memory and learning ability.

6. Tea lulls
Is counting sheep doesn't help you? Have a cup of tea. It has a powerful effect on olfactory nerves that transmits smell to the brain. A cup of tea before bedtime will give a soothing, relaxing bedtime.

7. Tea saves you from stroke or heart attack
Stroke creeps up on us unaware. One of the causes of stroke is when blood clots in the arteries. Tea may reduce the risk of stroke because drinking tea helps keeps the arteries smooth and clog-free.
A 6 year study from the Netherlands found a 70% lower risk of fatal heart attacks in people who drank 2 - 3 cups of tea daily compared to non tea drinkers.

8. Tea reduces cholesterol
If you want to kick that cholesterol-laden diet, then make tea a part of your daily routine. Tea has anti-oxidants called polyphenols that help lower cholesterol levels.

9. Tea fights diabetes
Recent studies show that tea can be an effective tool against diabetes because it dramatically boosts insulin activity in the body.

10. Tea is fat-free
Tea is best for people watching on their calorie intake. Tea, in itself has 0 fat, 0 sugar and 0 starch.

Let's make it a habit to drink tea, after meal, during the break or before bedtime. It is a healthy alternative for the usual drinks we intake.

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I am a coffee-lover, and sometimes I over-drink.
Coffee has been a part of my meal. I feel relaxed, satisfied and full once I drank a hot cup of it anytime of the day. Although, aware of the harm from too much drinking of it, I just shrug off for as long as it satisfy my cravings; but lately, I felt palpitations and acid in my stomach. Afraid that it might be serious, I lessen caffeine intake and replaced it with tea. But I must admit, tea doesn't satisfy me like coffee does.

Until one day, I got to taste Dilmah tea on one of the events I attended. It has a very exciting aroma, which calms the senses. It tastes really fresh  and pure. It is very different from the usual tea bags that can be bought from the supermarkets.

Let me introduce you some of my favorite Dilmah tea variants.




The Original Earl Grey

The original Earl Grey black tea with flavor has a rich and strong Ceylon brew. It is enhanced with the oil of Bergamot. I love to drink this flavor in the afternoon when I feel already tired and I feel my energy is exhausted. The kick of black tea refreshes my senses to make me feel re-energized.




Pure Chamomile Flowers with Herb Infusion

The Pure Chamomile Flowers variant has soothing aroma and very delicate flavor. Chamomile, as we all know, is a gentle and relaxing herb, and this variant is best enjoyed before bed time.




Pure Peppermint Leaves

The Pure Peppermint Leaves variant has a very strong taste of fresh and fine peppermint. The natural peppermint oil in the leaves impart a menthol aroma and a zest to the infusion of the leaf, making this a cooling beverage. The infusion of peppermint leaves with a touch of honey is an ideal palate cleanser and effective in rehydration; especially useful for hangovers. Peppermint is known to aid digestion that's why this tea is best taken after meal.




Brilliant Breakfast

The Brilliant Breakfast, as the name suggests, is best for breakfast. This is a black tea that has a very light taste which you can mix with milk to make it more flavorful.


Another thing that I love about Dilmah tea, is their being environmental friendly. Each tea bag, thread and tag are all biodegradable.

What sets Dilmah teas apart from the other teas in the market today is that each variant is well crafted individually to suit every mood...

To know more about Dilmah Tea, like them on FB - Dilmah Philippines




Goldilocks is not just a one-stop-shop for birthday and party needs and a goto-source for delicacies, sweets and Filipino dishes when we crave for it, but it has been more of a family tradition for the Filipinos. Goldilocks has been part of Filipino celebrations like Christmas, New Year, birthdays, Christening, wedding and of any other kind of parties and get-together, for 50 years now. Since it was founded in 1966, it has been Pinoys most-loved bakeshop.


As a way of saying "Thank you" to everyone who have been there to make Goldilocks milestones possible, they held a two day birthday caravan at the most magical place in the country, Enchanted Kingdom. Goldilocks' employees, friends, customers and media were invited to the said event. I am one of the 500 (more or less) participants for day 2, as a guest media blogger.


Goldilocks provided the participants with free transportation to and from Enchanted Kingdom. They were also given loot bags with generous amount of Goldilocks products inside for the snacks while on the way to the venue.

 

(We were too excited for the @goldilocksph goodies inside the loot bag that is why we were never able to take a shot first of everything that's inside. But it was really generous - chocolate muffin, caramel popcorn, bottle of water, hamonado ensaymada and our favorite polvoron!!! More than enough to give us energy while having fun at @ek_philippines)

( Coupons, ride-all-u-can tix, wizard money (good as cash), foods, fun, friends and more, courtesy of Goldilocks)

The caravan started with a program where the audience were entertained by Enchanted Kingdom talents and Vice Ganda Kalokalike. After some messages and performances, we were treated to a lunch before enjoying the theme park rides and attractions.


(Top - Vice Ganda Kalokalike, Below - talents/performers of Enchanted Kingdom)




It was really a day filled with fun and magic. Goldilocks never fails to bring smiles, happiness, satisfaction and wonderful experience to customers and people behind their successful journey for 5 decades. Goldilocks promises to still move forward, find new and innovative ways to serve the next generation of customers.


 
Happy 50th birthday, Goldilocks and thank you for giving us the chance to celebrate with you...
#GoldiBirthdayCaravan
#GoldilocksAt50




This year, Goldilocks celebrates 50 Golden Years of being the country’s number one bakeshop, having opened its doors to the public last May 15, 1966. Since then, Goldilocks has become a Filipino icon and a cherished family tradition for generations of customers.


As part of its ongoing festivities, Goldilocks has lined up delightful activities through its Birthday Caravan, including a two-day visit to Enchanted Kingdom. Employees, friends, loyal customers, and members of traditional and online media were treated to a carefree and fun-filled experience at the amusement park, in keeping with the celebratory atmosphere of the 50th year anniversary.

The Goldilocks Birthday Caravan is one of many initiatives that the Philippines’ best-loved bakeshop has undertaken this year, in order to commemorate five decades filled with sweet moments and countless Filipino celebrations. Even after half a century of leadership, however, Goldilocks is still moving forward, finding new and innovative ways to serve its next generation of customers.

But wait! The party doesn't stop here. Calling Cebu and Davao residents, if you want to join Goldilocks Birthday Caravan for free, here's how:

Win tickets to the biggest birthday caravan this year for you and four (4) of your friends!

1) Visit www.goldilocksat50.com to join.

2) Choose your location via dropdown. Please note that you should select the location where you are based in.
3) Each entry shall either be in:
a) Text format (letter): Write your unique Goldilocks story. Limited to 1,500 characters.
b) Video format (Youtube link): Submit URL of the youtube video you are entering with a minimum length of 90-sec with the title Goldilocks Birthday Caravan plus the title of your story (e.g., Goldilocks Birthday Caravan-Story of Liza Soberano)
4) Fill in the rest of the submission form with your personal information and details about your entry.
5) Complete the submission form by agreeing to the waiver and clicking on the submit button.
Entries shall be accepted until June 12, 2016 (Cebu and Davao-based registrants). Winners will be contacted via the email address provided.

Please visit www.goldilocksat50.com for the complete mechanics.

Win $25 to Burps and Boogies! Baby Photo Props & Outfits Giveaway!

This giveaway will start on June 04, 20 18 and ends June 25, 2016.

Sponsored By: Burps and Boogies

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Reminder, this giveaway is open to US entrants only...

Burps and Boogies has the most adorable baby photo props and outfits! They are the perfect go-to source for anything and everything you would need for birth announcement pictures and more! Don't forget about baby shower gifts! You will surely be the hit of the party with a Burps and Boogies outfit!

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