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Saturday, July 30, 2016


Selfies bring out the best in you, experts say.

Whether it’s an artistic shot, a glam pic, or a duckface, the selfie is a way of celebrating different aspects of “who you are.”

Various studies have linked the selfie with self-obsession. But Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, pointed out in her column for Psychology Today that “in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”

“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” Rutledge said.

“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.

Instagram has over 260 million #selfies to date. An average millennial spends more than an hour each week to snap selfies and may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, a 2015 study by Frames Direct and Now Sourcing, showed.

OPPO Philippines recently conducted an online survey among 6,000 Filipinos and found that 48 percent take two to five selfies a day. Makati City, the country’s business hub, has been dubbed by Time magazine as the “selfie capital of the world.”

‘Exploration and identity experimentation’

Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ brand marketing manager, said, “Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.”

Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy. All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”

“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,” she added.

Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self, she added.

Dr Mariann Hardey, a lecturer in marketing at Durham University, said in an article on The Guardian, "The selfie is revolutionizing how we gather autobiographical information about ourselves and our friends."

"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," Hardey added.

Pride and Selfie
According to a 2014 survey conducted by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, social media, especially for teen girls, was a tool to “put themselves in the best light.”

The study found that 65 percent of teen girls and 41 percent of adult women “feel more confident” when they see selfies and other flattering photos of themselves.

Posting selfies on social media allow users to gauge others' perceptions through comments and likes. Rutledge said, “One of the most effective ways to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you.”

Selfie, however, is not all about presenting one’s “best self” but also one’s quirks and flaws.

Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, said in a previous article, “Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.”

Cheng said, “OPPO sees the value of selfie. We have developed photo-centric smartphones such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”

“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,’” he said.

About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.OPPO.com.

OPPO - Brings out the best in you


Selfies bring out the best in you, experts say.

Whether it’s an artistic shot, a glam pic, or a duckface, the selfie is a way of celebrating different aspects of “who you are.”

Various studies have linked the selfie with self-obsession. But Dr. Pamela Rutledge, director of the Media Psychology Research Center, pointed out in her column for Psychology Today that “in spite of the wealth of negative headlines, there are several reasons for selfies that have nothing to do with narcissism.”

“Selfies offer the opportunities to show facets of yourself, such as the artsy side, the silly side, or the glamorous side,” Rutledge said.

“By offering different aspects through images, we are sharing more of ourselves, becoming more authentic and transparent—things encouraged by digital connectivity,” she added.

Instagram has over 260 million #selfies to date. An average millennial spends more than an hour each week to snap selfies and may take up to around 25,700 selfies during their lifetime, a 2015 study by Frames Direct and Now Sourcing, showed.

OPPO Philippines recently conducted an online survey among 6,000 Filipinos and found that 48 percent take two to five selfies a day. Makati City, the country’s business hub, has been dubbed by Time magazine as the “selfie capital of the world.”

‘Exploration and identity experimentation’

Stephen Cheng, OPPO Philippines’ brand marketing manager, said, “Camera-focused phones like the F1 and F1 Plus have made it easier to take great photos of oneself. Gone are the days when you need to go to a studio to have your self-portrait taken by a professional photographer.”

Rutledge said new technology has made “selfie-ing easy. All you need is a camera phone and a Facebook page or Instagram app.”

“This makes [the selfie] ripe for exploration and identity experimentation, particularly among ages where identity formation and emancipation are key developmental milestones as well as for those who are just interested in looking at themselves,” she added.

Defining one’s identity is a human pursuit. Since the Ancient Greeks, people have been observing themselves to gain a sense of self, she added.

Dr Mariann Hardey, a lecturer in marketing at Durham University, said in an article on The Guardian, "The selfie is revolutionizing how we gather autobiographical information about ourselves and our friends."

"It's about continuously rewriting yourself. It's an extension of our natural construction of self. It's about presenting yourself in the best way … [like] when women put on makeup or men who bodybuild to look a certain way: it's an aspect of performance that's about knowing yourself and being vulnerable," Hardey added.

Pride and Selfie
According to a 2014 survey conducted by AOL.com and the TODAY Show, social media, especially for teen girls, was a tool to “put themselves in the best light.”

The study found that 65 percent of teen girls and 41 percent of adult women “feel more confident” when they see selfies and other flattering photos of themselves.

Posting selfies on social media allow users to gauge others' perceptions through comments and likes. Rutledge said, “One of the most effective ways to know yourself is to see yourself as others see you.”

Selfie, however, is not all about presenting one’s “best self” but also one’s quirks and flaws.

Wendy Wick Reaves, curator of prints and drawings at the National Portrait Gallery in London, said in a previous article, “Even with ‘ugly selfies,’ you’re exhibiting pride in your sense of humor…It’s not that different from showing yourself in a new bikini. You’re still sharing something you’re proud of.”

Cheng said, “OPPO sees the value of selfie. We have developed photo-centric smartphones such as the F1 and F1 Plus that enables people to be build their sense of self and empower themselves through high-quality selfies.”

“OPPO has established itself as the ‘selfie expert’ and a leader in smartphone photography. Research indicates a strong consumer recognition that ‘OPPO shoots great,’” he said.

About OPPO

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.OPPO.com.

Posted at 11:20 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bloggers’ Style Camp is an artist building fashion photography competition where GMA artists and the Philippines’ top bloggers come together to create photography layouts which embody a certain advocacy.

This year, our advocacy is ANTI-CYBERBULLYING (#HeartOverHate)

You may also visit the following websites for more information:

Website: http://gmanetwork.com/bloggersstylecamp

Vote here: http://gmanetwork.com/BSCVote

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMABloggersStyleCamp

Blogger's Style Camp last chance to vote

Bloggers’ Style Camp is an artist building fashion photography competition where GMA artists and the Philippines’ top bloggers come together to create photography layouts which embody a certain advocacy.

This year, our advocacy is ANTI-CYBERBULLYING (#HeartOverHate)

You may also visit the following websites for more information:

Website: http://gmanetwork.com/bloggersstylecamp

Vote here: http://gmanetwork.com/BSCVote

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GMABloggersStyleCamp

Posted at 9:41 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I seldom do facials, so seldom I can't even remember the last time I did. Why? Facial spells pain for me, I was traumatized many years ago when my mom encouraged me to do so, ugh let's not go into details about the past, let's move on because I think I found a better place for our facial needs.

Say hello to Piel Acne and Skin Center who invited me to try their services, I was a bit hessitant at first because I thought facial services were all the same but because I was informed that there will be a skin analysis before they'd do anything to my face, I felt comfortable so I said yes, let's try and see. But first, who is Piel? Nope not a person nor the owner, Piel means face in French, yup they specialize in Acne, those stubborn little friends on our face. Piel's main branch is actually in New York, USA and is owned and managed by Ms. Sylvia Cancio who is a licensed Aesthetician and an Acne specialist.

Upon entering the clinic, I felt relaxed because the staff were all ready to explain and answer our questions, I was secured that they all knew what they were talking about and I admire their passion in seriously taking care and knowing what to do with our faces.

And so I was assigned to try their European Facial with Exfoliation and was promised of no pain at all. When I entered the area where my facial will be done, I was surprised by how wide the spaces were from one bed to the next one, very "maaliwalas" and very clean, the rest room was near and accessible and the ambiance makes me want to fall asleep. Moving on to the actual procedure (before I doze off just by remembering how it was lol!)


European Facial Procedure:

1. Cleanse
- This is the part wherein they clean our face from make-up, excess oil and dirt.

2. Tone
- In toning, they put the toner to relax our skin and prepare it for skin analysis.

3. Skin Analysis
- This is the part I like most because for the longest time I didn't know the condition of my skin that everytime I was asked if I was oily or dry or normal I gave a blank stare hence having wrong products to put on mine. This time I am now confident to say that my skin is a combination of dry and oily, I am now aware thanks to Piel.


4. Exfoliation
- This is done to remove dead skin cells which can't be removed by daily ordinary facial wash. This is tickling because they used a razor looking like machine, (I forgot the name because I was too relaxed lol!) I will let you know once I recall the name of the machine, but this procedure was not painful at all, and felt all the dirt from my skin was carved away.


5. The Mask
- The triple collagen mask was coated on my face, it has a cool feeling since it has mint to help reduce too much oil on my face. An eye patch was also placed on my eyes to protect it when the steam was released for more relaxation and I was able to nap for 20 minutes. The mask was removed after using a cloth rinsed in hot water and it was so relaxing I even asked for another round of hot cloth on my face lol!

The experience was superb, it was really a pampering experience that I need not worry of the pain, and one thing more thing I liked about the people from Piel aside from being knowledgeable in what they do is that they ask questions about your health, in my case I am diabetic so there are procedures that can not be done on me and they will adjust. What a refreshing experience, this could be a regular thing for me and might bring along my mom to try it too the next time.

So if you want to feel pampered nd secured that your face will be taken cared especially your Acne problems or just a regular facial cleaning visit Piel Acne and Skin Center located at the 2nd flr of Makati Place Alphaland, near RCBC plaza and Makati Fire Station, very accessible for commuters like me, just one bus ride from Edsa. Let me know tour thoughts when you visit.

Cheers!

Piel Acne and Skin Center

I seldom do facials, so seldom I can't even remember the last time I did. Why? Facial spells pain for me, I was traumatized many years ago when my mom encouraged me to do so, ugh let's not go into details about the past, let's move on because I think I found a better place for our facial needs.

Say hello to Piel Acne and Skin Center who invited me to try their services, I was a bit hessitant at first because I thought facial services were all the same but because I was informed that there will be a skin analysis before they'd do anything to my face, I felt comfortable so I said yes, let's try and see. But first, who is Piel? Nope not a person nor the owner, Piel means face in French, yup they specialize in Acne, those stubborn little friends on our face. Piel's main branch is actually in New York, USA and is owned and managed by Ms. Sylvia Cancio who is a licensed Aesthetician and an Acne specialist.

Upon entering the clinic, I felt relaxed because the staff were all ready to explain and answer our questions, I was secured that they all knew what they were talking about and I admire their passion in seriously taking care and knowing what to do with our faces.

And so I was assigned to try their European Facial with Exfoliation and was promised of no pain at all. When I entered the area where my facial will be done, I was surprised by how wide the spaces were from one bed to the next one, very "maaliwalas" and very clean, the rest room was near and accessible and the ambiance makes me want to fall asleep. Moving on to the actual procedure (before I doze off just by remembering how it was lol!)


European Facial Procedure:

1. Cleanse
- This is the part wherein they clean our face from make-up, excess oil and dirt.

2. Tone
- In toning, they put the toner to relax our skin and prepare it for skin analysis.

3. Skin Analysis
- This is the part I like most because for the longest time I didn't know the condition of my skin that everytime I was asked if I was oily or dry or normal I gave a blank stare hence having wrong products to put on mine. This time I am now confident to say that my skin is a combination of dry and oily, I am now aware thanks to Piel.


4. Exfoliation
- This is done to remove dead skin cells which can't be removed by daily ordinary facial wash. This is tickling because they used a razor looking like machine, (I forgot the name because I was too relaxed lol!) I will let you know once I recall the name of the machine, but this procedure was not painful at all, and felt all the dirt from my skin was carved away.


5. The Mask
- The triple collagen mask was coated on my face, it has a cool feeling since it has mint to help reduce too much oil on my face. An eye patch was also placed on my eyes to protect it when the steam was released for more relaxation and I was able to nap for 20 minutes. The mask was removed after using a cloth rinsed in hot water and it was so relaxing I even asked for another round of hot cloth on my face lol!

The experience was superb, it was really a pampering experience that I need not worry of the pain, and one thing more thing I liked about the people from Piel aside from being knowledgeable in what they do is that they ask questions about your health, in my case I am diabetic so there are procedures that can not be done on me and they will adjust. What a refreshing experience, this could be a regular thing for me and might bring along my mom to try it too the next time.

So if you want to feel pampered nd secured that your face will be taken cared especially your Acne problems or just a regular facial cleaning visit Piel Acne and Skin Center located at the 2nd flr of Makati Place Alphaland, near RCBC plaza and Makati Fire Station, very accessible for commuters like me, just one bus ride from Edsa. Let me know tour thoughts when you visit.

Cheers!

Posted at 10:49 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Thursday, July 21, 2016


Our dear Nadz was seen in a photo on the Facebook group page of UBER Rider and Friends (I am a member of that page because My family are UBER riders as well) So while browsing through my regular feed I saw a post from one of the Uber driver/partner stating "Hulaan nyo sino kasama ko?" And that he already reached his quota and ready to go home because maybe for him, having Nadine as his rider was enough for the day. So nice of Nadine to accomodate a photo op with kuya, but wait, isn't his boyfriend James Reid endorsing Grab? Oh well, but still Kuya is so lucky to have Nadine ride with him naman.

Nadine Lustre Goes UBER On!


Our dear Nadz was seen in a photo on the Facebook group page of UBER Rider and Friends (I am a member of that page because My family are UBER riders as well) So while browsing through my regular feed I saw a post from one of the Uber driver/partner stating "Hulaan nyo sino kasama ko?" And that he already reached his quota and ready to go home because maybe for him, having Nadine as his rider was enough for the day. So nice of Nadine to accomodate a photo op with kuya, but wait, isn't his boyfriend James Reid endorsing Grab? Oh well, but still Kuya is so lucky to have Nadine ride with him naman.

Posted at 6:01 PM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Mention Korea, I think of fashion. Yes, I am specifically amazed by the fashion sense of Koreans, on how they could mix up wardrobes but still comes out as a fabulous ensembles plus the fact that their body is of the petite-slim kind of type. And that made me worry a bit when I was invited for their soft opening and was given the privelege to shop, will I be able to shop for my body type? So I got curious and immediately checked their Instagram account @MallOfKorea to have a glimpse of what they were offering, and there it was, I had a sigh of relief, the minute I saw that there were clothes for kids, I giggled (the mom in me lol!) I said nevermind that I won't be able to get clothes for myself, kids clothes means love!



Mall Of Korea has a big floor area, it was fun browsing through their clothing line and sale corner, to think the coffee shop and other areas were still being renovated, it is indeed a shop till you drop experience. Remember I said earlier that I'll be getiing clothes for my little one, tough decision, who would've thought that there were pieces that fitted my plus size-well loved body, I got a jacket, sleep wear, a pair of jeans and sando-shirt for the hubby, oh well our lil' boy still got lots of clothes pa naman lol!


Anyway, the shopping was tiring but exciting and I want one of you, yes you reading this to experience Mall Of Korea by treating you to a total cash card of Php1,500 (in denomination of 5pcs 300 cash cards) shopping spree courtesy of course from Mall of Korea. Easy peasy way to win, how?

1. LIKE Mall of Korea on Facebook www.facebook.com/mallofkorea

2. FOLLOW @MallOfKorea on Instagram

3. LIKE and FOLLOW @Chubbychitchat on FB and IG

4. Repost this IG photo and tag @MallOfKorea and @chubbychitchat plus the hashtags #CCCxMOK #MallOfKorea

5. Comment DONE on this blog post.

Super easy, entries should be in by July 27th and announcement will be done via this blog.

UPDATE: Congrats IVY or @TheHappyMudra for winning our mini contest! We will contact tou through your IG account. Thanks everyone for joining! Till next contest

Mall Of Korea The Biggest for Your Korean Finds


Mention Korea, I think of fashion. Yes, I am specifically amazed by the fashion sense of Koreans, on how they could mix up wardrobes but still comes out as a fabulous ensembles plus the fact that their body is of the petite-slim kind of type. And that made me worry a bit when I was invited for their soft opening and was given the privelege to shop, will I be able to shop for my body type? So I got curious and immediately checked their Instagram account @MallOfKorea to have a glimpse of what they were offering, and there it was, I had a sigh of relief, the minute I saw that there were clothes for kids, I giggled (the mom in me lol!) I said nevermind that I won't be able to get clothes for myself, kids clothes means love!



Mall Of Korea has a big floor area, it was fun browsing through their clothing line and sale corner, to think the coffee shop and other areas were still being renovated, it is indeed a shop till you drop experience. Remember I said earlier that I'll be getiing clothes for my little one, tough decision, who would've thought that there were pieces that fitted my plus size-well loved body, I got a jacket, sleep wear, a pair of jeans and sando-shirt for the hubby, oh well our lil' boy still got lots of clothes pa naman lol!


Anyway, the shopping was tiring but exciting and I want one of you, yes you reading this to experience Mall Of Korea by treating you to a total cash card of Php1,500 (in denomination of 5pcs 300 cash cards) shopping spree courtesy of course from Mall of Korea. Easy peasy way to win, how?

1. LIKE Mall of Korea on Facebook www.facebook.com/mallofkorea

2. FOLLOW @MallOfKorea on Instagram

3. LIKE and FOLLOW @Chubbychitchat on FB and IG

4. Repost this IG photo and tag @MallOfKorea and @chubbychitchat plus the hashtags #CCCxMOK #MallOfKorea

5. Comment DONE on this blog post.

Super easy, entries should be in by July 27th and announcement will be done via this blog.

UPDATE: Congrats IVY or @TheHappyMudra for winning our mini contest! We will contact tou through your IG account. Thanks everyone for joining! Till next contest

Posted at 11:26 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Céleteque Dermo Celebrates 10 Years of Skin Health With The Promise of Making You DermoBeautiful.

What does it really mean when a beauty brand claims to make you beautiful? Does their beauty
promise latch on transformation? Does it commit to worlds beyond your reach? For skin-favorite Céleteque Dermo, the answer is quite clear. With products co-created with dermatologists and curated by beauty experts, Celeteque Dermo grounds its philosophy on the dermatological proposition that beautiful skin, and in turn overall beauty, starts with healthy skin.

What Céleteque Dermo does is offer customized skin care solutions for every skin type. It sits at forefront of innovation and uses only the latest derma-grade ingredients and technologies to consistently release new products and improve existing ones in order to promote skin health. Each product is proven by clinical tests and evidence-based research to be effective and safe for everyday use, so there are no empty promises. It promises healthy skin, so it gives you healthy skin, making you not just your most beautiful, but ultimately DermoBeautiful.

DermoScience and DermoCosmetics
Part of Celeteque’s lineup of celebrated products is Céleteque’s DermoScience line, skincare products that cater to specific skin needs—from Hydration, Acne Solutions, and Sun Care, to Brightening, Advanced Anti-Aging, and even Hair and Scalp Care. The products have earned a loyal following and have become staples for even the most meticulous beauty experts.

If you want to be even more DermoBeautiful, Céleteque DermoCosmetics takes things a step further, promising expert color and cover through a line of cosmetics that combines the enhancing touch of makeup and nourishing benefits of skin care. The line offers everyday makeup that not only complements your skin care regimen but also enhances it.

10 Years Of #DermoBeautiful Skin
Céleteque Dermo leverages on Unilab's pharmaceutical expertise, thus providing a deeper and long-term enhancement of skin health. Céleteque has been promoting #DermoBeautiful skin for 10 years, and as it celebrates this decade-long commitment to skin health, it welcomes only more opportunities to provide solutions for every type of skin and soothe its every concern.

In as far as beautiful skin goes, nothing quite beats standards that rely on derma-level skin health. After all, healthy skin is beautiful skin, and beautiful skin is the cornerstone of being beautiful. Truly, the future is only more #DermoBeautiful with Céleteque.

Happy 10th Celeteque

Céleteque Dermo Celebrates 10 Years of Skin Health With The Promise of Making You DermoBeautiful.

What does it really mean when a beauty brand claims to make you beautiful? Does their beauty
promise latch on transformation? Does it commit to worlds beyond your reach? For skin-favorite Céleteque Dermo, the answer is quite clear. With products co-created with dermatologists and curated by beauty experts, Celeteque Dermo grounds its philosophy on the dermatological proposition that beautiful skin, and in turn overall beauty, starts with healthy skin.

What Céleteque Dermo does is offer customized skin care solutions for every skin type. It sits at forefront of innovation and uses only the latest derma-grade ingredients and technologies to consistently release new products and improve existing ones in order to promote skin health. Each product is proven by clinical tests and evidence-based research to be effective and safe for everyday use, so there are no empty promises. It promises healthy skin, so it gives you healthy skin, making you not just your most beautiful, but ultimately DermoBeautiful.

DermoScience and DermoCosmetics
Part of Celeteque’s lineup of celebrated products is Céleteque’s DermoScience line, skincare products that cater to specific skin needs—from Hydration, Acne Solutions, and Sun Care, to Brightening, Advanced Anti-Aging, and even Hair and Scalp Care. The products have earned a loyal following and have become staples for even the most meticulous beauty experts.

If you want to be even more DermoBeautiful, Céleteque DermoCosmetics takes things a step further, promising expert color and cover through a line of cosmetics that combines the enhancing touch of makeup and nourishing benefits of skin care. The line offers everyday makeup that not only complements your skin care regimen but also enhances it.

10 Years Of #DermoBeautiful Skin
Céleteque Dermo leverages on Unilab's pharmaceutical expertise, thus providing a deeper and long-term enhancement of skin health. Céleteque has been promoting #DermoBeautiful skin for 10 years, and as it celebrates this decade-long commitment to skin health, it welcomes only more opportunities to provide solutions for every type of skin and soothe its every concern.

In as far as beautiful skin goes, nothing quite beats standards that rely on derma-level skin health. After all, healthy skin is beautiful skin, and beautiful skin is the cornerstone of being beautiful. Truly, the future is only more #DermoBeautiful with Céleteque.

Posted at 8:30 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Because my one year old is now super active in terms of walking and sometimes trying to run (feeling nya kaya na nya lol!) aside from his milk and water I see to eat that he has snacks in between his regular meals but what can we actually give for snacks? May I share with you what I opted to have for his snack time, this is Organics Happy Baby Super Food Puffs what we have is the Strawberry and Beet flavor and no I am not into pure Organic eating for my little one. Well for starters we were buying his baby food at 6 months old from Healthy Options and he loved it until he outgrew them and would just want to join us on our regular meals (which made me an inventor to create meals which has vegetables etc, maybe to feature on my next post) so anyways, I did bought this just because I don't want him to be exposed this early to regular junk food or chichirya that is too salty and not healthy at all.


The price may come off a bit hard on the budget it is about Php250 but we give him this in moderation, when he is bored or hungry and not in the mood, his snack perks him up and excites him again. Healthy Options carries a lot of baby and toddler food that may seem expensive at first but the quality and quantity will go a long way, believe me I am a mom who keeps track of the budget. Try other flavors too, next time we'll get the yellow, ornge or purple packaging (not sure of the flavors lol!) but will surely write about them or update this post when we have it. As my husband would usually say when I am in doubt because it is kinda pricey "all the best for our baby".


Kiss kiss from Nanay,
chubbychitchat

What Do I Give for Snack Time?

Because my one year old is now super active in terms of walking and sometimes trying to run (feeling nya kaya na nya lol!) aside from his milk and water I see to eat that he has snacks in between his regular meals but what can we actually give for snacks? May I share with you what I opted to have for his snack time, this is Organics Happy Baby Super Food Puffs what we have is the Strawberry and Beet flavor and no I am not into pure Organic eating for my little one. Well for starters we were buying his baby food at 6 months old from Healthy Options and he loved it until he outgrew them and would just want to join us on our regular meals (which made me an inventor to create meals which has vegetables etc, maybe to feature on my next post) so anyways, I did bought this just because I don't want him to be exposed this early to regular junk food or chichirya that is too salty and not healthy at all.


The price may come off a bit hard on the budget it is about Php250 but we give him this in moderation, when he is bored or hungry and not in the mood, his snack perks him up and excites him again. Healthy Options carries a lot of baby and toddler food that may seem expensive at first but the quality and quantity will go a long way, believe me I am a mom who keeps track of the budget. Try other flavors too, next time we'll get the yellow, ornge or purple packaging (not sure of the flavors lol!) but will surely write about them or update this post when we have it. As my husband would usually say when I am in doubt because it is kinda pricey "all the best for our baby".


Kiss kiss from Nanay,
chubbychitchat

Posted at 5:23 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Who among you moms out there is having a hard time convincing your babies to drink water? My baby boy is 11 months old and since he is already eating soft solids, water should be practiced too. I tried putting water on to his milk feeding bottle to play pretend that it is milk but of course he knows, tried using the magic spoon and ended up spilling water because he knows it is water, and I also did try to use a new medicine dropper just because he loves to drink his vitamins, he might think water is vitamins too, but no, he dosn't like it as well.

So how did we get him to drink his water? My husband one time was drinking his waster when our little boy tried to get hold of his glass, my husband thought of trying to give him water just for the fun of it, an 11 month old baby drinking from an adult glass. Surprisingly baby was enjoying his glass of water and was drinking fast, my goodness of we have known earlier that he wanted to do what we were doing, I spared myself from stressing over how to make him drink water, super funny! So now that he is 1 year old, we have this tiny bowl where he drinks his water, assisted of course since it is shallow and we can easily see and control how the water comes into his mouth because sometimes he gates all too excited and kinda choke himself of water.

I am not sure is this helps but it is part of our experience and so we just wanted to share it with everyone who might drop by and read. Thank you and till our next discovery.


Cheers!

How I Engaged My Son To Drink Water

Who among you moms out there is having a hard time convincing your babies to drink water? My baby boy is 11 months old and since he is already eating soft solids, water should be practiced too. I tried putting water on to his milk feeding bottle to play pretend that it is milk but of course he knows, tried using the magic spoon and ended up spilling water because he knows it is water, and I also did try to use a new medicine dropper just because he loves to drink his vitamins, he might think water is vitamins too, but no, he dosn't like it as well.

So how did we get him to drink his water? My husband one time was drinking his waster when our little boy tried to get hold of his glass, my husband thought of trying to give him water just for the fun of it, an 11 month old baby drinking from an adult glass. Surprisingly baby was enjoying his glass of water and was drinking fast, my goodness of we have known earlier that he wanted to do what we were doing, I spared myself from stressing over how to make him drink water, super funny! So now that he is 1 year old, we have this tiny bowl where he drinks his water, assisted of course since it is shallow and we can easily see and control how the water comes into his mouth because sometimes he gates all too excited and kinda choke himself of water.

I am not sure is this helps but it is part of our experience and so we just wanted to share it with everyone who might drop by and read. Thank you and till our next discovery.


Cheers!

Posted at 9:20 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Does his name ring a bell? This handsome young man is the son of no other than our Pambansang Kamao and now Senator Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee Pacquiao.


Blue Water Day Spa welcomed Jimuel Pacquiao as one of the newest face of the brand in a recent presscon held in Makati. Jimuel is still very shy of course compared to his parents who are very much comfortable in the limelight but is suitably charming and has that mysterious kind of aura that one would actually be curious to know him more.

Mother Jinkee is super proud of their son and extra supportive in giving tips and making sure that Jimuel will remain humble amidst this new chapter in his life. Daddy Manny on the other hand says he is very much proud of Jimuel for staying true in putting the Lord first and that he hopes and prays that his son continue to grow up to be God fearing and a good son. The Pacquiao family is indeed proud and is ready to back up Jimuel with full support on this new endeavor as brand ambassador for Blue Water Day Spa

Jimuel Pacquiao As The New Baby of BlueWater Day Spa

Does his name ring a bell? This handsome young man is the son of no other than our Pambansang Kamao and now Senator Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee Pacquiao.


Blue Water Day Spa welcomed Jimuel Pacquiao as one of the newest face of the brand in a recent presscon held in Makati. Jimuel is still very shy of course compared to his parents who are very much comfortable in the limelight but is suitably charming and has that mysterious kind of aura that one would actually be curious to know him more.

Mother Jinkee is super proud of their son and extra supportive in giving tips and making sure that Jimuel will remain humble amidst this new chapter in his life. Daddy Manny on the other hand says he is very much proud of Jimuel for staying true in putting the Lord first and that he hopes and prays that his son continue to grow up to be God fearing and a good son. The Pacquiao family is indeed proud and is ready to back up Jimuel with full support on this new endeavor as brand ambassador for Blue Water Day Spa

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Thursday, July 7, 2016

As a first time, hands-on and party planner mom my excitement was focused on creating the party for our baby boy's first birthday, but it was easier said than done.

So first up was the venue, I searched through a lot of websites and did some research but ended up exhausted because venues are very expensive or not within our budget I guess. I have been wanting to create a "we have it all" kind of party, meaning, balloon set-up, themed stage, small chairs, buffet, magicians, performers, food carts, the works! It was way out of our budget plus come to think of it baby boy will just be wondering what is happening right?

Anyway, enough of day dreaming, so we started to focus on being practical and counting guests (hardest part lol!) and to creating our menu. We decided to do Jollibee Kids Party, I am an OC person when it comes to details but I realized it is harder now that I have the bulilit to to take care of, so for this party I give up my oc-ness and let the suppliers do the stressing haha!


Venue and Food

Why Jollibee? They have it all already, they have party host, game masters and who doesn't know Jollibee himself who will be available for a good 30-min or so during the party, whew! For our food we chose the Chicken and Spaghetti meal with drink, Regular Yum with Cheese and Peach Mango Pie for dessert. How did we come up with this decision? Why no french fries or sundae? Because we didn't want to see food gone to waste which equals money gone to waste too. French fries can become soggy and sundae can just melt easily - no one would eat them so sayang. Regular Yum with Cheese and Peach Mango Pie on the other hand can be taken home and consumed after the party, hence no waste and heartache. (I hate wasting food)


Dessert Buffet and Balloons
Faye's Balloon was our choice out of the possibly handful of suppliers that I checked out online together with their Facebook Page.
Why? Simply because the owner is very prompt in answering queries through chat, so you see if you put your business online, make sure to have someone ready to assist anyone who drops by for some queries. I haven't tried their desserts but I did base our decision from reviews of the people they have worked with, oh which reminds me I should do mine too. True to their words of creating pur event special, the dessert buffet was the talk of the party, some even thought that I was the one who did the set-up but told them about Faye's Balloonn and how good they were and did not give me an inch of stress at all. It was indeed a good and yummy decision. You may search them on facebook for your inquiries.

Birthday Cake
I almost forgot about the cake! Good thing one of my best friends who is now based in Singapore still has the comtac details of Chef Mac, the one who did bake the cake and cupcakes for her son's first birthday. But it was a fingers-crossed kinda feeling shooting the Chef an email because it was like what two years ago already? But anyway I still tried, and forgot about it for a few days and tried contacting other suppliers for the cake. But lo and behold an email reply came in after a few days with Chef Mac giving his number and fb page so we can communicate better. To make the story short, he got to do our cake, it didn't feel like it was the first time we talked, he is super friendly and very open about what we wanted the cale to look like, ang bait, super! When he personally delivered the cake at the venue, he made it bigger than the original size we talked about, I insist on adding an additional fee for his gas or just by making our cake bigger, he said no and it was his decision to do so and as a gift na rin siguro, seldom you will find people who are still more on quality and good service, let me know if anyone of you wants his contact details so I can recommend you (naks feeling close)

Tokens
This was non-negotiable, I can not take this part away from me lol! I love creating loot bags period. What we have inside our loot was a drawing notebook, a piece of pencil, a colored pen, and a set of small colored pencils and there you go a good back to school kind of loot for the kids.

Gifts
From our wedding to our little one's baptismal, we always try to be practical eventhough for some it seems weird but hey rather than having stuff you don't really need. For our baby's baptismal last January, we asked our Ninongs and Ninangs to gift our little one with educational or musical toys because we have so much blessings of hand-me-down clothes from cousins and friends. For his first birthday, I was not planning on asking in particular, I figured it will be awesome to be surprised by their gifts, but a few weeks into the party, friends and family are messaging me asking if we have a wish list, that get me to thinking that even they are having a hard time figuring out what to gift for our baby. And so I thought, he has toys, clothes etc. Hmmm what could we probably put on the wish list? And then the thought bubble came in, his daily needs, that would be perfect so I immediately snapped a photo of his Diaper (Drypers, we asked for one size bigger so we can stock it), baby wash (Human Heart Nature), and baby wipes (Pigeon). Good for a top 3 list, sent them over to our event page on FB and informed everyone if they wanted to get those as a gift, it will be very useful for us.

Update: we got loads of them and practically it was the best wish list I ever did lol!

Yes I may have not have achieved the party type that has been running through me eversince, but what's important is, we had eveyone together in one place celebrating our precious gift which is our baby boy. Maybe I will try to do that on his 7th Birthday, at least by that time he will get to enjoy his own birthday as well.

The First Birthdy

As a first time, hands-on and party planner mom my excitement was focused on creating the party for our baby boy's first birthday, but it was easier said than done.

So first up was the venue, I searched through a lot of websites and did some research but ended up exhausted because venues are very expensive or not within our budget I guess. I have been wanting to create a "we have it all" kind of party, meaning, balloon set-up, themed stage, small chairs, buffet, magicians, performers, food carts, the works! It was way out of our budget plus come to think of it baby boy will just be wondering what is happening right?

Anyway, enough of day dreaming, so we started to focus on being practical and counting guests (hardest part lol!) and to creating our menu. We decided to do Jollibee Kids Party, I am an OC person when it comes to details but I realized it is harder now that I have the bulilit to to take care of, so for this party I give up my oc-ness and let the suppliers do the stressing haha!


Venue and Food

Why Jollibee? They have it all already, they have party host, game masters and who doesn't know Jollibee himself who will be available for a good 30-min or so during the party, whew! For our food we chose the Chicken and Spaghetti meal with drink, Regular Yum with Cheese and Peach Mango Pie for dessert. How did we come up with this decision? Why no french fries or sundae? Because we didn't want to see food gone to waste which equals money gone to waste too. French fries can become soggy and sundae can just melt easily - no one would eat them so sayang. Regular Yum with Cheese and Peach Mango Pie on the other hand can be taken home and consumed after the party, hence no waste and heartache. (I hate wasting food)


Dessert Buffet and Balloons
Faye's Balloon was our choice out of the possibly handful of suppliers that I checked out online together with their Facebook Page.
Why? Simply because the owner is very prompt in answering queries through chat, so you see if you put your business online, make sure to have someone ready to assist anyone who drops by for some queries. I haven't tried their desserts but I did base our decision from reviews of the people they have worked with, oh which reminds me I should do mine too. True to their words of creating pur event special, the dessert buffet was the talk of the party, some even thought that I was the one who did the set-up but told them about Faye's Balloonn and how good they were and did not give me an inch of stress at all. It was indeed a good and yummy decision. You may search them on facebook for your inquiries.

Birthday Cake
I almost forgot about the cake! Good thing one of my best friends who is now based in Singapore still has the comtac details of Chef Mac, the one who did bake the cake and cupcakes for her son's first birthday. But it was a fingers-crossed kinda feeling shooting the Chef an email because it was like what two years ago already? But anyway I still tried, and forgot about it for a few days and tried contacting other suppliers for the cake. But lo and behold an email reply came in after a few days with Chef Mac giving his number and fb page so we can communicate better. To make the story short, he got to do our cake, it didn't feel like it was the first time we talked, he is super friendly and very open about what we wanted the cale to look like, ang bait, super! When he personally delivered the cake at the venue, he made it bigger than the original size we talked about, I insist on adding an additional fee for his gas or just by making our cake bigger, he said no and it was his decision to do so and as a gift na rin siguro, seldom you will find people who are still more on quality and good service, let me know if anyone of you wants his contact details so I can recommend you (naks feeling close)

Tokens
This was non-negotiable, I can not take this part away from me lol! I love creating loot bags period. What we have inside our loot was a drawing notebook, a piece of pencil, a colored pen, and a set of small colored pencils and there you go a good back to school kind of loot for the kids.

Gifts
From our wedding to our little one's baptismal, we always try to be practical eventhough for some it seems weird but hey rather than having stuff you don't really need. For our baby's baptismal last January, we asked our Ninongs and Ninangs to gift our little one with educational or musical toys because we have so much blessings of hand-me-down clothes from cousins and friends. For his first birthday, I was not planning on asking in particular, I figured it will be awesome to be surprised by their gifts, but a few weeks into the party, friends and family are messaging me asking if we have a wish list, that get me to thinking that even they are having a hard time figuring out what to gift for our baby. And so I thought, he has toys, clothes etc. Hmmm what could we probably put on the wish list? And then the thought bubble came in, his daily needs, that would be perfect so I immediately snapped a photo of his Diaper (Drypers, we asked for one size bigger so we can stock it), baby wash (Human Heart Nature), and baby wipes (Pigeon). Good for a top 3 list, sent them over to our event page on FB and informed everyone if they wanted to get those as a gift, it will be very useful for us.

Update: we got loads of them and practically it was the best wish list I ever did lol!

Yes I may have not have achieved the party type that has been running through me eversince, but what's important is, we had eveyone together in one place celebrating our precious gift which is our baby boy. Maybe I will try to do that on his 7th Birthday, at least by that time he will get to enjoy his own birthday as well.

Posted at 4:15 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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Alden Richards, who had been most notably known in the well-known television Kalyeserye will be holding a concert for a cause entitled “Simply Alden”. The concert will be held at FRA Angelico Gym, Colegio de San de Letran, Calamba City, Laguna on July 9.

Simply Alden is a concert conceptualized by Alden himself and he says that this one comes from his heart. Being connected to his fans which he sees not only as mere fans but also as friends is very important to the singer-actor. He further said that he misses his fans so much that this concert is all about being closer and intimate to them.

Jav Virtual International (Javirii) is the organizer of the concert and will be donating part of the proceeds to help Bahay Mapagmahal. It is a dormitory for crippled children located at the back of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC). It was established in 1973 and currently houses 22 persons with disabilities (PWDs).

These PWDs were able to study elementary and high school at the National Orthopedic Hospital School for Crippled Children (NOH-SSC) for free. They were also able to learn how to play musical instruments at parties, hotels, and concerts. They had actually formed a group that enabled Bahay Mapagmahal to extend the assistance given to them to bless other PWDs.

Simply Alden together with Javirii is calling on all fans and those who want to help to join the concert and together help the children. It is a concert that aims to unite Alden and his fans in a night of music, friendship and helping others.

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets as well as at Javirii office just contact 401-2278 and 0939-918-6195.

Simply Alden concert organizers are also giving out 20% discount to all of those who will like and share the invite video of Alden Richards on Twitter and Facebook. You can check it out at www.facebook.com/javirii

Alden Richards Concert in Laguna



Alden Richards, who had been most notably known in the well-known television Kalyeserye will be holding a concert for a cause entitled “Simply Alden”. The concert will be held at FRA Angelico Gym, Colegio de San de Letran, Calamba City, Laguna on July 9.

Simply Alden is a concert conceptualized by Alden himself and he says that this one comes from his heart. Being connected to his fans which he sees not only as mere fans but also as friends is very important to the singer-actor. He further said that he misses his fans so much that this concert is all about being closer and intimate to them.

Jav Virtual International (Javirii) is the organizer of the concert and will be donating part of the proceeds to help Bahay Mapagmahal. It is a dormitory for crippled children located at the back of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC). It was established in 1973 and currently houses 22 persons with disabilities (PWDs).

These PWDs were able to study elementary and high school at the National Orthopedic Hospital School for Crippled Children (NOH-SSC) for free. They were also able to learn how to play musical instruments at parties, hotels, and concerts. They had actually formed a group that enabled Bahay Mapagmahal to extend the assistance given to them to bless other PWDs.

Simply Alden together with Javirii is calling on all fans and those who want to help to join the concert and together help the children. It is a concert that aims to unite Alden and his fans in a night of music, friendship and helping others.

Tickets are now available at all SM Tickets outlets as well as at Javirii office just contact 401-2278 and 0939-918-6195.

Simply Alden concert organizers are also giving out 20% discount to all of those who will like and share the invite video of Alden Richards on Twitter and Facebook. You can check it out at www.facebook.com/javirii

Posted at 3:00 AM  |  by Misis Nikole

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After a series of teasers on social media about a new addition to the Grab family, leading transport app, Grab Philippines, has officially announced Fil-Australian singer, actor, and model, James Reid as its latest celebrity ambassador.

“We are excited to confirm that James is now part of the Grab family. We’ve been working with him and Viva Entertainment on this for some time and we are happy to finally welcome him on board,” says Khriz Lim, Country Marketing Head, Grab Philippines. “With his fun and creative personality, James is a perfect fit for the brand.”

To celebrate its new celebrity partnership, Grab Philippines has also launched a new contest to give its loyal passengers the chance to meet their teen idol in person. To join, passengers just have to use the promo code JAMES when booking a GrabTaxi, GrabCar or GrabExpress.

Lim shares that the promo is just the first of Grab’s many projects with James, as the company aims to make customer experiences from the different Grab services as engaging as possible so that loyal passengers have something to look forward to.

For more information and to catch up with Grab Philippines’ promotions, check out their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GrabPH or their website, www.grab.com.

SWEET SURPRISE

. As the newest celebrity ambassador of Grab, Teen Heartthrob James Reid is excited to surprise fans and lucky winners of the promo when they book and use the promo code JAMES.


About Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing platform. We solve critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab began as a taxi-hailing (GrabTaxi) app in 2012, but has extended its product platform to include private car services (GrabCar) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress). Grab is focused on pioneering new commuting alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on speed, safety and reliability. The Company currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
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James Reid for Grab

After a series of teasers on social media about a new addition to the Grab family, leading transport app, Grab Philippines, has officially announced Fil-Australian singer, actor, and model, James Reid as its latest celebrity ambassador.

“We are excited to confirm that James is now part of the Grab family. We’ve been working with him and Viva Entertainment on this for some time and we are happy to finally welcome him on board,” says Khriz Lim, Country Marketing Head, Grab Philippines. “With his fun and creative personality, James is a perfect fit for the brand.”

To celebrate its new celebrity partnership, Grab Philippines has also launched a new contest to give its loyal passengers the chance to meet their teen idol in person. To join, passengers just have to use the promo code JAMES when booking a GrabTaxi, GrabCar or GrabExpress.

Lim shares that the promo is just the first of Grab’s many projects with James, as the company aims to make customer experiences from the different Grab services as engaging as possible so that loyal passengers have something to look forward to.

For more information and to catch up with Grab Philippines’ promotions, check out their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/GrabPH or their website, www.grab.com.

SWEET SURPRISE

. As the newest celebrity ambassador of Grab, Teen Heartthrob James Reid is excited to surprise fans and lucky winners of the promo when they book and use the promo code JAMES.


About Grab
Grab is Southeast Asia's leading ride-hailing platform. We solve critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab began as a taxi-hailing (GrabTaxi) app in 2012, but has extended its product platform to include private car services (GrabCar) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress). Grab is focused on pioneering new commuting alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on speed, safety and reliability. The Company currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Media Contact

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