Monday, October 31, 2011

JOHNSON’s My Kid’s Growing Up So Fast Contest: Best Caption

Congratulations to...
M-y mom
O-verloads me with her love,
D-on't let me do bad things,
E-mbraces me joy and
L-ast but not the least, she supports me and love me unconditionally.

Annissa Diaz

Thank you for the beautiful caption Annissa. I already emailed J&J that I chose your caption, I am waiting for their reply. I'll keep you posted.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Top 5 Most Favorite Captions: JOHNSON’s My Kid’s Growing Up So Fast Contest

Among all of the comments I received for my entry to the JOHNSON’s My Kid’s Growing Up So Fast Contest. Here are my five most favorite captions:

“I've got star quality because my Mom believes in me.”
Karen Claire de Guzman
"Watch Out Coz Here Comes Boy Aztig!"

M-y mom
O-verloads me with her love,
D-on't let me do bad things,
E-mbraces me joy and
L-ast but not the least, she supports me and love me unconditionally.
Annissa Diaz

The Humble Beginnings of a Male Supermodel!
The role MODEL of a well-brought-up son. ;)
Analyn Alonsagay

I made my final choice just a few minutes ago and sent it already to I'll be announcing the winning caption/sender on October 31 as indicated in the contest mechanics. Clue: the winning caption I chose totally describes everything I feel about my son and it relates to the theme of my's just so complete.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

JOHNSON’s My Kid’s Growing Up So Fast Contest: Selecting the Best Caption

Thank you to all of those who sent their cute and creative captions to my entry to the JOHNSON’s My Kid’s Growing Up So Fast Contest ... Here they are:

rdnofera - The Freebie/Contest Pirate!
Caption: "Watch Out Coz Here Comes Boy Aztig!"
Saturday, October 08, 2011

Caption: “I've got star quality because my Mom believes in me.”
Karen Claire de Guzman
Sunday, October 16, 2011

Annissa Diaz
M-y mom
O-verloads me with her love,
D-on't let me do bad things,
E-mbraces me joy and
L-ast but not the least, she supports me and love me unconditionally.
Annissa Diaz
It's just me! Your model idol!
Marilou Lim
All of them are really nice and I appreciate your effort in sending them out to my blog. Choosing the best one is a hard task. I'll announce my choice as soon as I've decided. :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Party at Xavierville Phase 2 and 3

Xavierville Phase II and III's 2011 Halloween Celebration
 Every year, kids look forward to the month of October. Between the 3rd and 4th week of this month young boys and girls and even babies gear up with their cutest, scariest and wackiest costumes. Xavierville Subdivision in Loyola Heights, Quezon City celebrated their own Halloween Party on October 22, 2011, Saturday. This time, the theme of the party is Hallowoodween. Lots of prizes are at stake for those who will win the cutest costume, scariest costume, Hollywood theme-costume, the best costume categories.

Here are some pictures of the event...
(You won't see me anywhere in all of the pictures. As usual I'm always behind the scenes. For me, my kids are the stars of this event.):
My boys are all set to attend the event
Allen: Our Baby Pumpkin, posing for the cameras

Kuya Ian: Dracula without fangs, flashing a smile

The venue is decorated with lots of scary stuff just like the one near Allen...Yikes!

Ian posed in front of more scary decorations

The All-time Pinoy Favorite Game for Kids "Ang Pabitin" Too bad the nannies were the ones who played. Kids didn't get a turn. Some kids even got hurt when they attempted to join.

Halloween balloons

First Game: Trip to Jerusalem / Musical Chairs
My sons joined this game. The 2nd Game: Paper Dance

Waiting for the music to start...

Ice cream...

Kids remained energetic upto the end of the program

The much awaited Trick or Treat!
Look at all the goodies they got!
They were also given McDonald's snacks plus
cotton candies, taho and again every kid's favorite, ice cream.

Thank you to all of the hosts and organizers! Congratulations Xavierville Phase II and III for a successful event. Let's look forward to a better and bigger Halloween Party in the years to come.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"What's a Healthy Deal? Bloggers' Raffle Contest": The Official List

I checked out the official website of and found my name on the official list of qualified contestants. It's here (check out the link):

I'm #25!

Win or lose thank you Healthy Deals Philippines for a great contest and for encouraging more people to stay healthy.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Microsoft Sweepstakes Promotion

This one landed in my Yahoo Mail this morning:

From: Microsoft Sweeptakes Promotion
Subject: End of Year Promotions!

Micro-soft Sweepstakes Promotion,
100 Victoria St, London SW1E 5JL
United Kingdom
Customer Service.

Your Batch No: 074/05/ZY369
Your Reference No: SHK/SMO/0829

We wish to congratulate and inform you on the selection of your cash prize �550,000 British Pounds and a Toshiba laptop (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds)  in the Micro-soft Sweepstakes Promotion Program held on the 15th October 2011. The selection of your e-mail address process was carried out through random selection in Our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from which you were selected. In addition, your e-mail address attached to ticket number: 56475600545 188 with Serial number 5368/02 drew the lucky numbers: 05, 06, 17, 20, 28, 42 (Bonus 33), which subsequently won you the Prize in the first category i.e. match 5 plus bonus. You have therefore been approved to claim a total sum of �550,000 British Pounds and a Toshiba laptop (Five Hundred And Fifty Thousand Pounds) in cash credited to file KTU/ 9023118308/03. Match 6 plus bonus. Please contact your fiduciary Agent Mr. Mark Foster immediately with the fe!
ed Verification/Fund Release Form Below:

Verification/Fund Release

1. Full Name:
2. Full Address:
3. Marital Status:
4. Occupation:
5. Age:
6. Sex:
7. Nationality:
8. Country of Residence:
9. Telephone Number:

Agent Name: Mr. Mark Foster
Tel: +44-703-186-55-28

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Official Entry to “What’s a Healthy Deal?” Bloggers Raffle Contest

Received this in my email yesterday afternoon:
"Thank you very much Cristine. You are now officially qualified to win an iPad 2 in the "What's a Healthy Deal?" bloggers' raffle contest! God bless!" --

For those who would like to join, click this link:
for the complete contest mechanics. You have 2 days left... so, hurry up! ☺

Thank you Healthy Deals Philippines for considering my entry.
Special thanks to Journey of No FERA blog. That's where I learned about this contest.

To all participants... Good luck to all of us!

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Favorite Product

Allen and Toshi (the laptop)
Toshi is the name of my favorite product. It's a Toshiba laptop that my brother bought in Thailand and gave me last April 2011 during his vacation here in the Philippines. My life changed in many ways when Toshi came. I bid farewell to my trips to computer shops. I could compose essays and novels in the comfort of our home. Believe me, concentration is a challenging task when you write articles in computer shops full of students playing DOTA and other online games. A few weeks after I received Toshi, my hubby and I bought a Sunbroadband Kit

This gadget is fast and easy to use... I just have to plug it into the USB port of my laptop. Still using prepaid but I'm considering of switching to a monthly plan. Going back to Toshi, updating my twitter, facebook, and blog is more convenient. Plus my cute son Allen can play with it (while Mommy's at home) and practice typing names and lots of different words.

What’s a Healthy Deal?

Being healthy is not about having good looks or a great figure. Being healthy involves the condition of the individual’s mind, body and spirit. Health issues do not revolve around a person’s physical state alone; these also concern the mental and social well-being.   
Life is getting more challenging. Problems occurring in human’s daily activities affect their health condition. It’s time to know about what’s a healthy deal. Living a healthy lifestyle involves a combination of proper diet, exercise and adequate rest. This gave way to the birth of wellness programs. However, many are having second thoughts of availing them due to issues on high cost and out of way location.
Good thing,, a.k.a. Healthy Deals Philippines the newest and only group-buying site in the Philippines offers health and wellness deals. Visit the site check out ongoing promos, get coupons and discounts. Avail of one of the active deals: 2 Sessions of Pole Dancing at Noemi Pitargue’s Wellness in Life. Hurry avail of this treat and get a 25% discount. Have a pole dancing experience for only Php 750 instead of the original price of Php 1000. Get Php 250 savings and all the health benefits pole dancing will give you. Feel healthy and have a sexier body; it also improves body systems and overall wellness.  Not only beautiful celebrities can dot it, you too!
Another treat is… is having a raffle contest.  Write and join  "What's a Healthy Deal?" Bloggers' Raffle Contest where bloggers who qualify get a chance to win an Apple iPad 2! Bloggers who are 18 years old and above who have at least a 3-month old blog with atleast 10 posts are qualified to join. Check out the complete contest mechanics.   
Joi now! Promo runs from September 20 to October 20, 2011.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm Joining BC Bloggers

I thought of building my own blog to have a "home" for ideas that instantly come to my mind. As a person who loves to dream for great things to happen in life and one who savors each delightful moment that happens in my parenting career, talking about those things just seems not enough. So, what is an aspiring writer supposed to do? Write about them...and yes, go ahead and blog.

Check out this link Leave your email address to get instructions on how to officially join in. You'll instantly receive a confirmation that your email address was received and will get the instructions a day after. 

Blogging is not fun without friends and acquaintances who share the same joy for expressing themselves through blogs. Good thing there is BC Bloggers that cares for building relationship among bloggers. What are you waiting for? Spread the good news...join BC Bloggers now!

Kindly check out my BC Bloggers Page and leave a link

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Courtesy of:

This is what I feel right now…being in a crossroad.  A crossroad they say is when two or more roads meet. I know the road I am in and I know the road that I frequently visit everyday but wherein I can’t stay for long. I have been working for the food industry as a simple R&D Specialist. I handle different kinds of projects, whatever is assigned to me…burger patties, sauces, vegetable fillings, et cetera. No matter how simple I would like to consider things at work there are always scenarios that are blown out of proportion. Take it easy, what most of us say. Yet there are those who want it the hard way. The tougher they treat people, the louder they laugh at them.
Now, let me talk about the other road. The road that I said I frequently visit…it’s my life as a writer (somewhat) I have always wanted to be one. Something happens for a reason as what we always say. I was not fortunate to fulfill my dream of being a writer by profession. Lucky for me there is a lot of online writing jobs like, odesk, elance, and reviewstream. Being a reader of romance novels has given me the idea of writing my own novel, sending it out to a publishing company and seeing where that takes me.
Though I am in a crossroad right now I don’t accept defeat. I continuously fight the temptation of drifting down the flood of confusion. I don’t want to drown; I want to swim (though, I literally don’t know how) until I reach the right place for me. Mothers are supposed to be fighters. That is what I am.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Have an exciting break at Krispy Kreme!

You see them anywhere and its fun to have at any part of the day. It’s perfect with a cup of brewed coffee and a rich chocolate drink. This fried dough food is just anybody’s favorite. Donuts come in many forms and sizes. They are usually sweet and shaped in rings or in flat rounds that contain assorted fillings. 
Donuts are a favorite treat of people of all ages. Drop by and have one at Krispy Kreme. This popular donut store was founded by Vernon Rudolph in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Is the company’s parent name and is based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Glazed Donuts, their signature item are usually served warm.

 Krispy Kreme's product line is constantly growing. They now serve more choices of your lovable donut dessert.

Don't cease your craving... Have a Krispy Kreme!