Sunday, June 28, 2015

4 Ways to Drop 5 Pounds Quick!

Are you down to your last five pounds?

Or are you struggling to shave off a few pounds?

Here are 4 ways to drop five pounds that you can try.  Now na!


Eat These to Lose.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Flash Sale: Cherry Mobile Cubix! P4,490.00 only

I believe I haven’t made a post about how I really love Lazada.

I probably have bought tons (no, that’s an exaggeration) from them: my sewing machine, myiPad Mini 2, 2 Asus laptops, my RedMi phone which I bought during a Flash Sale (I literally had to wait for 12:00 PM hoping that I would be the first to buy the phone and get it for free! Tough luck…)


So what I am telling you is this:  people don’t really buy any gadget online.  They just research and buy the gadget they like in a physical store. 

But taking a leap (a very big leap because most of the things I got are not exactly cheap) and purchasing your gadgets online can make you very satisfied.  Yes, people, you can get your electronic gadgets from Lazada without any worries (and lots of savings).

Like this latest smartphone from Cherry Mobile, Cubix!

(You can’t get this anywhere ha.  This is a Lazada exclusive.  Just like RedMi and Xiaomi are Lazada exclusives!)

Monday, June 22, 2015

5 Financial Skills for Twenty-Somethings

Growing up is an inevitable part of life. There comes a time when you have to leave the nest and strike out on your own. For many people, this process starts in their early to mid-twenties once they’ve graduated from college.

If you’ve gotten used to the creature comforts of your family home all your life, striking out on your own as a full-fledged adult can be a scary experience indeed. Before you can successfully assert your independence, you should consider mastering the following financial skills for your own money security.

5 Financial Skills for Twenty-Somethings


1. Pay for the future

Thursday, June 18, 2015

McDonald’s Welcomes Back the Minions

Kumpleto na ba ang minions mo?

Now you can complete the set before everyone else by pre-ordering from June 15-20!

Minions-Happy Meal_Pre-Ordering

There’s something about the Minions that kids and even adults find hard to resist. The small, yellow, lovable goggled creatures are back—and they are out to take over the world once again!

McDonald’s reveals that the much-loved Minions will soon return in every Happy Meal. To make their comeback extra special, customers can now pre-order the complete Minions Happy Meal set in all McDonald’s store nationwide starting June 15.

Be the master of all 10 Minions Happy Meal toys and get them before everyone else. Here’s how:

Step 1 - Visit any McDonald’s store from June 15-20.
Step 2 - Pre-order the complete Minions Happy Meal set in the front counter of a McDonald’s store.
Step 3 - For only Php949, each pre-ordered Minions Happy Meal set includes a Claim Stub Set for all 10 Minions Happy Meal toys and 10 Happy Meal food stubs composed of:

Minions Happy Meal_Claim Stub

· Four (4) Burger McDo with fries Happy Meals
· Two (2) Chicken McDo Happy Meals
· Two (2) McSpaghetti Happy Meals
· Two (2) Burger McDo Happy Meals

Step 4 - Happy Meal food stubs may be used upon purchase or until August 19.
Step 5 - The complete Minions Happy Meal set may be redeemed at any McDonald’s store starting June 25—before the Minions toys are available individually in store.
With these simple steps, you can complete your Minions Happy Meal set before others even start collecting! Share the fun to your closest buddies, family, and loved ones. Kids and every kid-at-heart will surely enjoy the instant dose of happiness that only a Happy Meal and a Minions toy can bring.
Watch out for more exciting surprises that McDonald’s has in store for certified Minions fanatics! For more information, visit, like the official Facebook fan page at, or follow @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. #MinionsAtMcDo.
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Disclaimer: Not available in Boracay stores.

Happy Tenth Birthday, Adrian Vincent!

My boy is a decade old! Happy Birthday, baby! We love you!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Giving Back With Yoga

Nine years ago, when I was pregnant with my youngest, I did Yoga for Pregnant Women and kept at it until my eighth month.

Before that, I have been consistently doing Ashtanga Yoga for at least once a week.  Yoga helped me relax, heal my persistent upper and lower back pain, and made me see the world in a better perspective.


Seriously.  Yoga elevates your mind…

This practice made me try something new, do poses I never imagined I can do, it made me believe in myself in ways you can never imagine.

Fast forward to today. 

I am a frazzled, forty-something, super-busy mom, 20 pounds heavier, whose only exercise is mixing the soup.

(Kidding. I do run 3K on the treadmill whenever I can, which amounts to once a week? Embarrassed smile)

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Achieve More: Sun Life Wealth and Health Expo

Hi there! Happy Saturday!  It’s the weekend – yes!  Open-mouthed smile

What’s the FASTEST way to achieve more in your life, career, health and wealth?

Often, you just need new strategies, new tools, real support, and great mentors.

You just need to attend an event like THIS:


Sun Life, in partnership with Manila Workshops, bring you Wealth and Health Expo!\

Imagine getting in-depth training on how to achieve all your goals and dreams faster, and having celebrity speakers, entrepreneurs and bloggers to inspire, support and motivate  you along the way.

One of the speakers include blogger and Manila Workshops director Rikka Redrico who will be briefing you and other attendees on how to create a vision board.

I am sure this event will be life-changing and packed full of strategies, insights and new ways to dramatically shift your ability to improve every facet of your life.

This event will be held on June 20, 2015, SMX Convention Center Manila Function, Room 4.

Admission is Free. Register at

Friday, June 12, 2015

Tax Reminder: Deadline for eFiling your No Payment Income Tax Returns is on June 15, 2015

If you filed MANUALLY a No Payment 2014 Income Tax Return for the April 15 Income Tax Deadline, please be reminded that you must ELECTRONICALLY RE-FILE ON OR BEFORE JUNE 15, 2015.


All taxpayers who are mandatorily covered to file their returns using eFPS or eBIRForms, who FAIL to do so, SHALL BE IMPOSED A PENALTY OF ONE THOUSAND PESOS (P1,000) PER RETURN.

In addition, the taxpayer shall also be imposed civil penalties equivalent to 24% of the tax due to be paid, for filing a return in a manner not in compliance with existing regulations.  Thus, if you are required to file online, failure to do so is tantamount to WRONG VENUE FILING.
(RR 5-2015)

BIR Tax Reminder
You can e-mail the generated Final Copy of your 2015 Philippine Income Tax Return here:
Income Tax Hack:  An Insider’s Guide to Filing your Philippine Income Tax   Return in Record Time

Monday, June 08, 2015

How To Choose A Contractor

Do you plan to have your house repaired or remodeled?
Unless you are planning to DIY, you need to find somebody who will do the work for you. Settling on somebody you had a previous experience with (i.e., somebody who did your kitchen tiles, for example) is not enough.

Here are the following steps you should make to ensure your house repair will not give you sleepless nights.

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Three Keys to Keep in Mind Before Starting an eMail Campaign

Marketing for your business is the best way for you to not only connect with your existing customers, but it also helps you entice potential customers to find out what your company is about. With the surge of social media, some companies are leaving email marketing behind. This is a mistake because email marketing still has a vital place in any marketing campaign. The key to getting your email lists to work for you is to understand who your audience is and what they want to hear.

email marketing success


Know Your Audience

Tuesday, June 02, 2015