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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Jason Wahler Is Going To Be A Dad

Val and I love hearing about baby stories. As a TTC couple, we get excited when we hear pregnancy announcements just like when we heard that "The Hills” star Jason Wahler and his wife Ashley, are expecting their first baby! 

Though the funny thing is, Jason and Ashley found out they were expecting on the same day that Jason's ex and former Hills co-star Lauren Conrad announced that she was pregnant


In an even more interesting twist, the pregnancy announcement news was preceded by some crazy marriage timing as well. Ashley and Jason were married back in 2013, and the next morning, Lauren announced that she and then-boyfriend William Tell had gotten engaged. Jason called the whole debacle “so awkward”.

As if that wasn't enough baby excitement for one set of former co-stars, back on February 9, Whitney Port announced that she is also pregnant. There must be something in the water for these former co-stars, with all of them announcing back to back pregnancies. 

This is good news for Jason who has been sober since 2010 following his very well documented and tumultuous relationship with Lauren on the show, which he blamed on his alcoholism. 2017 is indeed a year of opportunities and new adventures for everyone including these first-time parents. Excited to see this new little bundle of joy. 

Congratulations Jason and Ashley! Keep the “Hills” babies coming!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Stay Beautiful with Vitamin C

We all know that Vitamin C is good for our health as it protects our immune system and helps us fight diseases but did you know that Vitamin C is also loaded with beauty benefits?

Vitamin C’s benefits extend to more than just our body health, it is also loaded with other benefits that will help us look good.

Skin Anti-Aging
Vitamin C helps the body in attaining full production of collagen- a protein that keeps the skin and other organs together, the element that is responsible for our skin’s elasticity and strength, thus, a regular intake of vitamin C equates to a younger and brighter-looking skin.

Vitamin C also helps in the creation of ligaments and scar tissue by reducing the rate of free radicals, thereby slowing the aging process and reduces the visibility of wrinkles, skin dryness and fine lines.

Benefits for Nails
The benefit of Vitamin C doesn’t stop there as the same effect extends to your nails. It helps strengthens the connective tissues that fortifies the nail bed and helps our nail to grow faster. It also prevents hang nails by assisting collagen formation.

Hair health
Vitamin C plays a pivotal role in growing and strengthening our hair as it helps in absorbing Iron – an element that keeps our hair strong and healthy. And as mentioned earlier, it also help absorb collagen that stimulates the hair follicles which helps your hair grow faster.
In achieving the above benefits, an optimum level of Vitamin C is needed

Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) contains all the vitamin C your body needs minus the acidity.  Bewell-C (Sodium Ascorbate) is a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement that is rapidly gaining popularity among the public as a high quality and effective brand. Bewell-C is the next generation vitamin C that provides all the benefits of vitamin C without the risk of hyperacidity.

For those who need both Vitamin C and Calcium, Bewell-C plus calcium is also available in the market. Just like Bewell-C, this product also uses non-acidic vitamin C paired with organic calcium fortified with Vitamin D for stronger bones and teeth.

Bewell-C and Bewell-C Plus Calcium is available in all leading drugstores nationwide and on Lazada. For more updates, follow them in facebook.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love Your Hair with Novuhair

They say that LOVE IS THE HAIR! Whether you agree or not, I have always believe that everyday is the best time to celebrate love. And this is not just about our love for our special someone but our love for everything and everyone including ourselves. 

This February, take time to take care of your own appearance and since our hair is on top of our body, it is pertinent that we start with it. 

Here are a few tips in maintaining a healthy hair.

·         Observe good hygiene all the time – regularly wash your hair to remove dirt and grimes
·         Be extra careful whenever combing your wet hair – your hair is vulnerable to breakage during this period.
·         Use towel to dry off your hair after shower – Using hair dryer can cause damage to your hair; if you must use the heat then do so sparingly.
·         Eat the proper nutrition- Our hair is also dependent on what we eat. Iron-rich food and protein strengthens your hair.
·         Have enough sleep – Lack of sleep can cause hair loss. Sleeping allows our hair to repair and regenerate. Changes in our sleeping patterns have shown to affect our body’s immune and hormone function, as well as our physical and mental stamina. Our hair is very sensitive to these changes within the body.
·         Pamper your hair - Give your hair a proper massage with the nutrients it needs.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.
Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. #LoveYourHairwithNovuhair

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Dermcare Brings Beauty and Care + Bacolod Branch Now Open

Last January 2017, Dermcare has finally opened here in the City of Smiles, Bacolod.  

I can't help get excited that they have finally opened their newest branch at SM Bacolod. Dermcare is known to bring every Filipina beauty and care. After all channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight. Your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.

For 2 decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Dermcare have been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give.

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community
Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide.

Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches.  In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members  who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

New Logo, New Face
Dermcare's new logo is fused together with the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent their growing clientele and how it has captured the hearts and gained the trust of the public.

In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represents Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers.

Visit your nearest Dermcare branch today. For more information, follow them on Facebook:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Is your Child Gifted? Learn more about Giftedness and Twice Exceptionality on February 25

How do parents know if their child is gifted? What are the signs?

Bestselling Author and Inspirational Speaker Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag is organizing a parenting event dubbed as Giftedness101 on February 25, 2017, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Playworks, SM Aura Campus, Taguig City. The talk will help parents learn more about giftedness and twice exceptionality and thus help them find out if their child is gifted and the necessary first steps to support their child’s special needs. 

“When you become a parent, your world expands. When I learned that my eldest child is gifted, I devoured every literature I could find on the topic. I attended whatever seminars, workshops or conventions that fit my already busy schedule. I was eager to learn and I was motivated to learn for the sake of my kids and for my sake,” says Teresa Dumadag.

“This is because I am a parent of gifted children and I need to learn how to support my children’s special needs and to help them reach their full potential,” added Dumadag.

The topics to be covered are the following:

·         Are all children gifted? What does it mean to be gifted?
·         What are the signs of giftedness or twice exceptionality, especially in young children?
·         What are the advantages of finding out if your child is gifted or not?
·         What are the advantages of hands-on parenting to the gifted or twice exceptional child?
·         What should you do when you see signs of giftedness in your child?
·         What are the advantages of homeschooling gifted or twice exceptional kids?
·         How do you homeschool a gifted child?

Aside from learning more about giftedness and twice exceptionality, parents will also have the opportunity to meet other parents of gifted and twice exceptional children and thus find a support group who will understand the same challenges and joys that they experience.

The registration fee is Php 750, inclusive of light snacks and handouts. The Early Bird Rate of Php 650 is available until February 14, 2017. 

As an added treat, the first 20 parents who will register and pay for the GIFTEDNESS 101 talk on February 25 will receive Gift Certificates worth Php 3,000 each from KIDS ACTS PHILIPPINES (KAPI).

For more information and to register, please visit:

This event is supported by sponsors: Playworks Early Childhood Center, Kids Acts Philippines, Inc., Filway Marketing Inc., Mom and Milly Educational Toys, Mommy Bakes PH and Sweet Indulgence by Rika.

The event’s media partners include When in, Experience of a Super Mommy and The Filipino Homeschooler. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

What to do this Valentine's day weekend in Bacolod if you are single?

It's 10 days before Valentine's Day which means you still have a chance to find a date. However, if you have lost hope and believe it's just going to be just you and yourself on February 14 or this Valentine's weekend. Then check out these Valentine's day activities here in Bacolod recommended specifically for you. 

1. Speed Dating at Tippy's Bistro

Source: Tippy's Bistro

Take the chance of finding someone special fast and easy. According to Tippy's, sometimes all it takes is a "hi" and "hello." This is happening on February 11 (Saturday) 5 PM - 7 PM at Tippy's Bistro, 10th Street, Lacson. 

Registration Fee is Php 200 inclusive of buffet + drinks. 

2. Compatible Valentine's Day Blood Donation Drive

Source: Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental - Bacolod City Chapter

No date? No love life? But you can definitely save lives! Donate blood this February 14 at Gaisano City Grand, Araneta. This is blood donation activity is organized by the Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental in partnership with ABS-CBN. 

This year's theme: Sa Dugo at Pag-ibig, Dapat #Compatible! Donate na! 

There are actually more blood donation drives happening in the city on February 14. Another one is at UNO-R from 8AM-4PM. 

Source: Philippine Red Cross Negros Occidental - Bacolod City Chapter

3. Get rewarded for being single! 

Leia C Food Sizzlers n Mixes (Restaurant, KTV and Catering) is giving away Php 150 GC for those who are single. Get a chance to get a reward for choosing to wait for God's best. Just visit them on February 14 at GP Building, Circumferential Road. 

P.S. These GCs can be used on your next visit. 

Source: Leia Mae Caliston

We would continue to look out for other activities this month. After all, Valentine's is no longer just for couples. There are a lot of good things happening. No need to skip this month. (Huwag na maging bitter, mga bes!) 

Stay tuned! 

Friday, February 3, 2017

BACOLOD BLOG SERIES: Where do Locals Eat in Bacolod?

I started the Bacolod Blog Series in 2015 featuring home-grown restaurants and must-visit places as we wish to share with you our new discoveries here in Bacolod. After 1.5 years, Val and I decided to bring it back as we share to you how much we love Bacolod. We will be featuring the delicious and affordable food discoveries and options and you can find out where do locals eat in Bacolod. 

First off, Back Ribs. 

When you visit Bacolod City, you may notice several establishments offering Bacolod's Back Ribs. Though may look almost the same, there is one that truly stands out - Lord Byron's Back Ribs. 

They offer back ribs in generous sizes at a very affordable price. It comes with garlic rice and atchara. 

Back Ribs - Php 159

The sauce is really good and the meat is really tender. No doubt why Papa likes it so much. 

Local's secret tip: You can ask for more sauce and more atchara for FREE. :) 

Aside from Backribs, they also offer freshly prepared potato wedges which are a perfect match to your back ribs. 

Potato Wedges - Php 59
Aside from our 2 favorites, they also serve Cansi Soup (which is popular here in Bacolod), Sizzling Bangus (perfect for the upcoming Lenten season) and Pork Sisig which is also one of their specialties. 

Cansi Soup - Php 159

For your reference, here is a copy of Lord Byron's Back Ribs Menu:

Lord Byron's Menu
How was our experience? 

We visited their newest branch near Riverside College. Val and I were with our friends Jelica and Kat. 
Visiting with friends Jelica (in blue) and Kat
The staff is very nice and helpful. Though they get a lot of customers during rush hour, the tables have ample spaces in between so it wouldn't be so crowded. Since it was Jelica's first time to visit, we decided to try different dishes. 

We had: 
3 orders of Back Ribs
1 order of Sizzling Bangus
1 order of Kansi Soup
1 order of Potato Wedges
Drinks (Soft drinks + Iced Tea) 
Extra Rice 

And our biggest surprise - the bill was less than Php 1,000 That's good for 4 persons. 

So, are we visiting again? Yes
Are you recommending Lord Bryon's Back Ribs to friends? Yes

Just another Local's secret tip: Don't be mistaken with the signs, logos and the name. Lord Byron's has only 3 branches: two in Bacolod and one in Dumaguete. 

You may also follow them on facebook: for updates, pop-ups and promotions. 

Remember: you've never been to Bacolod if you never tried their back ribs. :)