Thursday, November 22, 2018

Bask under the glorious Palawan sun with the first of its kind Avara Nature & Yacht Club

Experience serene, luxurious seaside living in Taytay, Palawan

A glimpse of a seaside living redefined through Avara.

Nov. 13, 2018 (MANILA) – Imagine this: The sound of waves crashing on the shore and the sunlight peeking through the window wake you up on a lazy Saturday morning. You slowly open your eyes, afraid that you’re just in the middle of a dream. But you’re not. You stand up as you feel the gentle sea breeze touch your face. You go out of the porch and look at the horizon. You
take your time to enjoy the beauty of the blue skies and the deep sea. The yacht will be waiting for you whenever you’re ready, anyway. That’s the promise of Avara Nature & Yacht Club—the easy life of the seaside.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

World-class natural remedy for Filipina beauty & wellness expert’s crowning glory

Hair loss is a concern for both men and women. It can have a devastating effect on anyone who experiences it. 

According to Web MD, the average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair and loses up to 100 of them a day, which is normal. As people age, their rate of hair growth slows, and they can experience losing more than hundreds of strands which is quite alarming. So what can you do to prevent it? 

For beauty and wellness expert, Cory Quirino, embracing wellness is the first step to help improve the hair’s condition and make people look younger.

“If you choose to have a wellness lifestyle, then expect wonderful changes such as radiant skin, energy, and a general sense of well-being,” she emphasizes. “In time, you will realize that you have successfully delayed the aging process.”


Hello! I'm finally back after a long long time of not writing and updating my blog. It's something new for me and I miss blogging. The writing, thinking and exploring the blogosphere.

What's makes me busy lately?

Home School
I've been busy because last June, we just started our informal homeschooling for my toddler. I was busy preparing our daily routine activities for our homeschool and I like it - we both enjoyed learning and playing together at home.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Vivo X21 is an eyecatcher at the Mobile Fest 2018

Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018.

To explain all the goods on Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone—the X21, the brand tapped respected tech experts Mark Macanas of TechPinas and Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

The experts discussed Vivo X21’s unlocking technologies, dual rear camera, AI Selfie Camera, AI Game Mode, Hi-Fi, performance, and design.

Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu and Mark Macanas of TechPinas had nothing but praises for Vivo X21.

Macanas and Guerrero mentioned that there are two ways to unlock the Vivo X21, through the Face ID Access with Infrared that accurately identifies a user’s facial features even in nighttime and the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that replaces the rear fingerprint sensor. Vivo is the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Aside from pioneering features, the pair also talked about Vivo X21’s photography-related specs. The 12 megapixel+5MP dual rear camera and the 12MP front camera with Dual Pixel Sensor. These impressive hardware specs are even boosted by the X21’s AI features like the AI Face Beauty and AI HDR.
In terms of performance, the Vivo X21 proved to be a hard worker, said Macanas and Guerrero. After all, the X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip that can process complex AI and neural computing. It has a 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM to improve the speed of launching, loading, and switching including large and complex mobile games.

To complement all these, Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio for every user’s viewing pleasure.

Moreover, Guerrero, a music-lover, even praised Vivo for continuing its Hi-Fi legacy in the X21. The smartphone is equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to customize their audio experience.

Monday, July 16, 2018


Hair care for my toddler is very important. As a mom, I want to ensure the protection of the hair of my son. Zd is a very active and playful boy so he always gets his head wet because of his daily engaging activities at home.

For 3 years, I used an organic herbal shampoo for my son. He is now 4.

But because of curiosity, along with my interest in this baby shampoo, I tried to buy one for Zd's hair.

After one week of using the Baby Dove Shampoo, these are the results I noticed so far.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vivo unlocks the future with the launch of X21 in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced a new flagship, the X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, at its launch in Okada Manila on June 21.

The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront integrated resort, was well-attended by media partners and other guests despite the heavy rain.

Vivo Philippines’ VP for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon gave her welcome message during the Vivo X21 launch.
Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon during her opening remarks highlighted the global smartphone brand’s dedication to innovation.

“What is about to unfold before you is the reveal of the world’s first smartphone to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build, a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one,” she said.  

Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales then went up on stage to explain each of the specs of the Vivo X21. The pair discussed how the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology as well as the other features such as the AI Face Access, front and rear cameras with all-pixel dual-core sensor on the X21 work.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Vivo Launches Pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in PHL with New Flagship Smartphone X21

Extraordinary AI Photography experience set new industry benchmarks for mobile innovation

Manila, 21 June 2018 – Vivo on Thursday released the X21 flagship smartphone in the Philippines to bring users a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience

Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With mere a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security.

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%

Vivo X21 has a 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView™ Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones. Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.

Thursday, May 31, 2018


Tuwing umaga ang ina ay maagang gumising upang magluto sa kusina at maglinis sa kapaligiran. Bilang isang ina ay responsibilidad natin ang linisan ang ating mga paligid para sa ikabubuti ng ating mga kalusugan lalo na sa kalusugan para sa ating pamilya. Wala naman sigurong masama sa pagiging malinis sa ating tanahan at kapaligiran?

Ngunit sa aking pagising tuwing umaga bakit ako ay laging nagdadampot nagwawalis sa mga kalat na hindi sa akin? Tuwing umaga ako ay namumulot ng mga diaper ng bata na may laman nang dumi na nagkakalat sa aming bakuran at ito ay kinakain at pinupunit ng mga aso. Tuwing umaga ako ay nagtatakip ng aking ilong at mahabang pasensya na naglilinis ng kalat na hindi naman sa akin.

Isang araw, isang kapit bahay ang lumabas at nagdala ng kanyang walis at nagsabi "aanhin ang magandang bahay, mayaman, pag lumalabas ang sexy ang ganda ang pula ng labi ngunit ang paligid nya ay napupuno ng basura at halos kakainin na sya nga diaper at dumi ng anak nya?"...
Habang siya ay nagsasalita ako ay nagkaroon na ng idea kong sino at kanino galing ang mga kalat na nililigpit namin araw-araw tuwing umaga.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Don't Let Negativity Rule Over You

These past weeks, I felt so empty. It's like there's a piece of my body that's so incomplete. My daily routine seems so boring.

If you know me, I am a SAHM and alone at home taking care of my son while my hubby is on his voyage for a couple of weeks without communication. I have faced a little bit challenges in our church specifically in leadership. I've been stressed and pressured for what's happening in our surroundings. As a member of our church for almost 16 years, I am so blessed and happy serving the Lord, but it seems that happiness became bitterness little by little.

Being a leader you should set a good example for others, but what if your leaders keep acting like a deaf and doing not but say sorry? Also, what if those leaders are so dependent on others? Even for the very simple things they cannot fix - just stare and relax you don't even see the pressure to them. And lastly, what if those leaders are not communicating with each other and even don't confront problems and it seems they were avoiding to talk about main problem?

What would you feel if your leaders are not united?

Discouragement is one of the biggest things that I prayed and hope that never happen to me. But I am just human being living this old nature and negative things can affect my body and soul and mind anytime too because of circumstances. I admit to myself that most of the time, I become a nagger, overreacting to things if I hear something, I always wanted to confront person right away if there is something wrong to avoid conflicts.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Vivo Y85 is now available in PH

Global smartphone brand Vivo has released a new model of its Y series in the Philippines. The Vivo Y85 is now available nationwide.

The new Y series smartphone has a 6.22-inch FullView™ Display and a 13-megapixel plus 2MP dual rear camera. This smartphone also has AI and face access capabilities.

Vivo Y85 also has an 8MP front camera with Face Beauty, HDR, and Portrait features. It also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

This smartphone has an octa-core processor MTK 6762 with an Android 8.1-based Funtouch OS 4.0 operating system.

The Vivo Y85 will be retailed at Php13,999 in the entire Philippines in Ruby Red and Black.

About Vivo

Monday, May 21, 2018


Every year, one of our highlighted church activities every summer or before summer (depending on our schedules and availability) is our "church family day". This is the time when we go out and bond as a church. Since this year we had a graduating student in International Grace Bible School Bataan (IGBI), we decided to have our family day there.

Though some families were not able to join because of their work, we're still fortunate because we were able to explore and celebrate our family day.

So, what did we do during our church family day 2018?

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Sharp’s Revolutionary Evolution of Products

SHARP (PHILS.) CORPORATION launches their new product, AQOUS 8K TV
Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) continuously strives to innovate and provide consumers with World-class quality products that meet the needs and wants of consumers. With this, SPC announces the release of the AQUOS LED 4K and 8K Series, the Super Premium IoT (Internet of things) Inverter Air Conditioner, and the start of its “locally made products” campaign.
SHARP (PHILS.) CORPORATION is committed in providing locally-made products like washing machine, TV and karaoke
Changing the World with 8K and AIoT

Thursday, May 3, 2018


Bilang isang asawa ng ofw o asawa ng marino ay di madali ang buhay. Ang nasa isip ng iba pag ikaw ay asawa ng isang marino ay para kang isang REYNA na nasayo na ang lahat, pera at makukuha mo lahat ng gusto mo. "AKALA LANG NILA YON"!

Ma suwerte ang iba dahil maaga naka akto ang kanilang mga asawa sa barko at nagkaroon agad ng sariling bahay, magandang negosyo at ipon at meron na namang minalas na kahit anong laki ang sahod sa barko pero walang na iipon at mas malaki pa ang utang sa banko kaysa sahod ng asawa na nasa barko. Kaya iba-iba ang story ng mga marino at mga hamon na kanilang pinagdadaanan di lahat may magandang story.

Sa Pilipinas maraming mga pamilya ang umaasa sa mga kamag anak na may trabaho. Sa ayaw natin at gusto o iilag man tayo yan talaga ang totoo. Maraming pamilyang Pilipino ang naghihiwalay dahil sa hirap ng buhay kahit masakit at labag sa kalooban ay kaylangan umalis mag ibang bansa upang mabigyan ng marangyang buhay ang kanilang mga pamilya at mga anak.

Subalit hindi lahat ng nag aabroad ay ma suwerte sa kanilang mga kamag anak na naiwan dito. Marami akong nakilala at nakausap na ang problema nila ay pag nasa abroad ang kapatid kamag anak di sila mag dalawang isip na mang hinge ng pera dahil wala silang pera dito at walang trabaho. Ang masaklap pa mangungumusta lang sila mag "WAVE" pag may kailangan.

Monday, April 16, 2018

ZD's 4th Birthday

Last March 24th, my Zd bear turned four, we're grateful and thankful to God that He added another year of our son's life.

Being his parent to him, I am so proud that I have Zd in my life. He is one and the most precious gifts from God that I have. He is the joy and strength of our family.

Every birthday of my son we think and prepare a simple party for him since we are not rich and don't have lots of money but we always wanted to make his birthday something special.

The past 3 years, I was always the one who plans and arranges for his birthday but right now it's different. Since Zd already knows what he wants and shared his thoughts with me when I asked him what he wanted on his birthday.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Vivo unveils the all-new ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ display smartphone in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit
at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over
200 members of the press and other guests.

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary
poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and
photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo
posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.

Vivo executives led by Brand Director Annie Lim answered some of the questions of the media during the V9 press launch.

The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai Dela Cruz as the host. They were formally welcomed by Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim who recapped the smartphone company’s feats in the Philippines. Since it entered the Philippine market in 2016, Vivo has been steadily rising to become the country’s top three brands with over 5,200 stores and 1.5 million users nationwide.

Vivo’s Jomari Morales followed Lim's remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”

Monday, March 19, 2018

Saan Aabot ang 1,000.00 mo ZD?

Last week Zd & I went to SM Fairview. Before anything else even though I am on and off in my blogging, I thank God because there are opportunities coming even if it is rare but I am happy. Last week, I received worth of 1,000.00 SM gift check from one of my PR posts since this month is my Zd's birthday I decided to give and buy him some t-shirts for him because most of his t-shirts do  not fit him.

He's very happy knowing that we're heading to SM. When we get there he brought the basket and chose his t-shirt and I was surprised because when I checked what he has chosen I said "Oh no! it's very expensive" I look at him and whisper "Zd you only have 1,000.00 so we need to put that back in the proper place and choose another one, yung mas mura jan, okay?" My poor Zd answered "Okay!" politely.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Grace Women Warriors (GWW) Local Women's Fellowship

Being in a Spiritual group, specifically women's group in our church is a blessing to me. Our world right now is full of glamorous offers, but as a woman we should be careful about who we mingle with and we should be vigilant because the force of influence in this world is very strong when you start to latch with it it's very hard to unravel it. The word of God says in first Peter chapter 5 verse 8 "Be sober, be vigilant; because of your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour".

As a mom, sometimes we need an outlet, we need prayers, comforts, and especially we need the word of God. Our church has an organization for women and we also 
have  a regular fellowship.

August 2017, our local church had a local women's fellowship. Though some of the women in our church were very busy and it's hard for us to catch each other's schedules, we thank God because we always find time together and our fellowship was made happen. During our local fellowship, Ms. Nilyn of Above Precious Rubies taught us about taking care of our skin and face the basic tips we're all glad that we did the joyful moment together.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Love and Dr. Paolo Bellosillo

Sometimes, you will meet someone and it works. Sometimes, you will meet someone and it will feel like God intervened and made you meet. Most of the time though, you meet someone and they break your heart into a million pieces and you start to wonder, “why me?”
With hugot still being one of the trending topics of all time, we decided to ask Dr. Paolo Bellosillo who is known for advocating living a quality life to share his thoughts on how you can protect your heart from the greatest stressor in life, a heartbreak.
What are the qualities that a woman should look for in a guy?
A woman needs to look for someone who is God fearing because if a man fears God, he will be loyal, faithful, committed, responsible, and honest. These are traits that any woman should want for in a man. A man like this will never make you worry or fear that he will go astray.
What are the qualities that a man should look for in their future partners?
A man needs to look for a woman who is capable of being their partner in life, not just in the bedroom. They need to find someone with a humble heart and someone who prioritizes their relationship over their pride.
How can you have a relationship that is good for both parties?
A relationship that preserves the dignity of the other person is always a good indication. When there is mutual trust and mutual respect, when a relationship is rooted in prayer and kindness then reinforced by communication, you know that it is beneficial to both parties.

Thursday, March 1, 2018


Its Valentine’s month once again! A month full of seeking to perfectly express your love in beautiful and fabulous ways. This is because they want to ensure they're the apple of the eye of their special someone come the romantic occasion of the year that they will celebrate together.

So if you find yourself being whisked away to a charming place or have planned on a candle-lit dinner date with your beloved, you’ve got every reason to get all glammed up on Hearts Day! Why not? T’is a celebration of love after all. 

Make a big impact by putting together a look that brings out the best in you. From your clothes and make-up to the tiny details that count, you have many options to get that stunning aura on V-Day. 

Better start with the hair, which usually draws attention to a person. Per studies, a head full of hair indicates youth and health at its best. Power and stability, on the other hand, corresponds to a long, shiny tress. A bouncy bob means bubbly personality. Meanwhile, curly locks add to masculinity and femininity. 


Last September, while on the 2nd week of our family vacation in Mindanao, the office of my hubby asking him to report and complete all the requirements that he needed for his work. The office told him that his departure would be on October 5, 201, but we agreed to refuse and continue our vacation.

October we came home and hubby reported to his office and his new schedule is November 10, 2017. But he chose a cape-sized ship. This kind of ship travels for about 45-50 days per voyage that's why he needed to move in January 2018.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Day-to-day, you rise up and there are tons of things to do like go to the office, finish paperwork, and go back home. This might be what you call your lonely and humdrum life. Every day is a struggle for you. Your only defense against pollution, sleep deprivation, and daily grind is to look best. With this, you can’t go to the battleground unarmed. Tragically, your ammunition of beauty products is mostly made of hazardous chemicals; you win some, you lose some. Sooner or later, they shall take a toll on you.

Don’t just go with the flow. Change your direction. NOVUHAIR can show you the way, hence, it is dubbed as nature’s answer to hair loss. All its natural ingredients are scientifically proven to help promote hair growth. This way, you have no reason to go back to your old ways. Alter your regimen now if you can’t change the routine and finally admit that it’s time to part ways with chemically-laced products you keep in your vanity kit and say hello to NOVUHAIR. You can never go wrong with nature. Choose natural!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

60TH TCM Founding Anniversary & Thanksgiving Celebration 2018

10 years ago was my first experience to attend our Grace Annual Conference held in Lupagan and Maningcol, Ozamis City in Mindanao.

That was the 50th Anniversary of TCM Grace National Grace Conference here in the Philippines so it's been ten years na.  I had great memories during that time, I learned a lot from the word of God spoken by our different missionaries and pastors. It was also my first NGYO or National Grace Youth Conference where I met my fellow believers in Christ and enjoyed the fellowship with them.

Saturday, January 20, 2018


After five months being together, finally, my hubby is back to work again. Another nine months of struggles of being away from him and I already know it's never going to be easy.

My son is one of my energizers and motivations to be brave while alone in our home taking care of him. The first night without him, our home felt very quiet. My tears were pouring down my face. But still, I am thankful because God gave me a man who's willing to sacrifice and endure the distance for me and for his son.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Converge ICT lends support to “My Dream in a Shoebox”

Converge ICT Solutions, Inc. recently lent its support to the “My Dream in a Shoebox” Gift-Giving Day activity for the benefit of the Payatas Orione Foundation. The event was held at the Mother of Divine Providence church grounds located in Payatas, Quezon City.

“My Dream in a Shoebox” is a long-running project that collects and distributes shoeboxes filled with
school supplies to poor and underprivileged Filipino children around the country. It is spearheaded by
TeamAsia together with the IT & Business Process Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IBPAP).

It was the first time that Converge ICT participated in such an inspiring event in Metro Manila that was
held in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the metropolis. According to Ms. Mari-Au Acuesta,   
HR Director of Converge ICT, most of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) events were
focused in Pampanga where Converge ICT traces its roots.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Vivo Showcases World’s First Ready-to-Produce In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone at CES 2018

Delivering a Next-Generation Mobile Experience
for Consumers with Industry-Leading Optical Fingerprint Sensor from Synaptics

Las Vegas, US, 9 January 2018 – Today at CES 2018, Vivo, a young global smartphone brand, showcases the world’s first ready-to-produce in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone that draws attention from a global audience. Leading with distinct innovative breakthroughs, the futuristic Vivo in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone offers consumers an unprecedented mobile experience, defining a new era of mobile interaction.

Vivo In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in Details

World’s First In-Display Fingerprint Smartphone Ready for Mass Production

At CES 2018, Vivo shows the world the first ready-to-produce smartphone featuring in-display fingerprint scanning technology, demonstrating its continued commitment to bringing an extraordinary user experience to consumers. This latest fingerprint scanning technology delivers a whole new mobile experience by enabling users to unlock their smartphone through one-touch fingerprint scanning directly on the smartphone display, while solving the industry’s challenge of providing a better and more convenient fingerprint authentication experience in future smartphones.