Gift Giving with the Zoomanity group and the Media

I haven’t participated on any charitable work or outreach program in my whole life. I guess probably because I’m too shallow to even care about those things and busy minding my own superficial wants. God is just so good to me that he’s starting to transform my life for the better. He gave me the opportunity to participate in one. So when I received this invitation to join, I grabbed the chance and for once, be kind and help the needy.

I decided to bring my kids on this blogger and media event for the Christmas Gift giving with Zoomanity group,



I felt so blessed to meet these wonderful and adorable children. They were all so sweet and very behaved. I told my kids to be contented on what they have because looking at these less fortunate young ones  gave me a lot of realizations. They were very appreciative of what they have and receiving a simple gift gave them that instant warm glow and happiness on their faces hat you wouldn’t see on kids nowadays.

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“Christmas is for children” quotes Robert L. Yupangco, CEO of Zoomanity Group, one of the leading them companies in the theme park industry. With this in mind, the company took the opportunity to give back the happiness and blessings to less fortunate children this season of sharing and thanksgiving. Aside from promoting their advocacy which is called the 4 E’s (Education, Environmental Conservation, Exhibit and Entertainment), the company believes that it is part of their corporate social responsibility to those kids who need happiness the most. Through one charitable activity called “Christmas Gift Giving”. Zoomanity group chose sets of orphan kids from different foundations, annually to experience a whole day of fun, love and care in their parks.
On the said event, over 600 kids gets the chance to have free entrance to all Zoomanity parks like Zoocobia and Zoobic Safari and enjoy one exciting day to interact with their favorite animals. Different gifts were given away plus there were exciting shows held for them. The Zoomanity team along with the media partners helped distributing gifts and food for these children.


We enjoyed interacting with the animals. It was really fun being with these kids and looking at their awed faces while pointing excitedly to each animals they see.  My daughters as usual shared some fun facts about each animals, which were never a surprise to me since they loved watching videos on Youtube and reading books about Biology and Science.

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What I love about attending these kind of events is that you get to meet of nice interesting people.


With Sports Blogger @running_suplado and Ms Betty Bendicion of DZRH.


Meet Ms. Betty Bendicion, news correspondent from DZRH Radyo. She shared some of her experiences covering news. If you are in the media, whether it be online, newspaper, TV or radio, we should always be brave  and deliver truthful stories. We should be spontaneous and love our audiences.12341297_10208592245910484_707151415753763472_n

Check out some of our photos from Zoocobia where we get to enjoy the Zooc Ride and all the other cute animals



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I think I’ll be doing this again next year. I plan to participate on charity work if given a chance.

Help us spread and continue this wonderful activity in Zoomanity Parks where the happiness begins. For more infomrtaion, please call 899-9595 loc. 344/899-9824; 847-0413, or Come visit our website at



Trying out Dome Cafe

Last Saturday was such a busy day for me starting off with meeting a potential client, signing a contract for a new job and finally attending a blogger event.

I miss food blogging. I think last time I did  food review was a feature of Vikings last year. Since right now I’m kind of catching up with myself (from all the things I loved doing), I grabbed the opportunity to accept an invite from a known cafe in Mandaluyong.

After I’ve finished meeting with the client and signing the contract for a new job, I braved the traffic along Mandaluyong to attend a food tasting event for bloggers at Shangri La Mall.

Let’s check out Dome Cafe, which is one of the classic restaurants of Shangri La Mall.

We were first served with our chosen drinks. I didn’t get much sleep so I opted to try their Iced Cappuccino with Jelly.




We had Mozzarella Sticks w/ Tomato Salsa,Spiced Sausages and Chicken Fingers. The Spiced Sausages is  definitely an appetizer with a kick! Italian sausages with olive oil and garlic, tossed with roasted bell pepper, mustard and chili flakes.



Vigan Longganisa pasta

This Vigan Longganisa pasta is for the win! The piquant flacor of longganisa bits in spicy aioli sauce and roasted bell pepper creates a different kind of flavor which suits my palate.


 Seafood Aioli Pasta 



Chicken Pesto Sandwich 

Definitely the type of sandwich that would satisfy your hunger. I only ate half of it because I need to make room for the other dishes. Perfectly grilled chicken fillet in basil pesto with mayonnaise spread, lettuce, fresh tomatoes and onion rings.


Dome’s Classic Club Sandwich 

I tried half of this one as well and I love the combination of cheese omelet, pine honey ham and fresh tomatoes.



Grilled Pork Ribs


Bangus Belly


Fish and Chips



Carrot Cake


Blueberry Cheesecake

Some facts about Dome Cafe:

dome Cafe is an Australian-based company that also offers varieties of food which they refer to as Dome-fied dishes like their best sellers beef belly, porkchops, bangus belly, longganisa breakfast and other Filipino cuisine.

Dome CAfe also have regular acoustic nights every Friday and Saturday wherein they offer unlimited cocktail drinks while you get to enjoy extremely good music o your choice.

Dome Cafe is located at the ground floor of Shangri La Mall.

Always a South girl

I can’t get enough of Tagaytay. It’s my sanctuary whenever I feel sad, lonely and happy.




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12238110_10208464957088343_8807788599732770865_oOff shoulder top from @Trippyswag (Instagram), corduroy shorts, random find and my reliable The Ramp wedge sneakers.

12278814_10208466471286197_370188808441170586_nI was caught taking selfie with this Asus Zenfone Selfie. Some of the photos were taken using this cool phone.  Got mine in Aqua Blue. 

Happy to post something about fashion. I just can’t give up blogging 🙂

That’s all for now.


It’s been a while. I\m back in my original blog. I’ve been MIA for a few months and I even lost my own domain because of a lot of crappy things that happened in my life and have neglected almost everything around me. I have several realizations  lately and I’m itching to put this in writing. I have jotted down my thoughts on paper but I guess the ink has run out and I missed typing my thoughts away. I wouldn’t go too deep but to let you in on what’s been going on in my life, I just went through a devastating breakup. I don’t want you to pity me because in fact, I felt relief. My initial reaction to this life event was anger, betrayal and regrets. But as the days pass by, I came to realize that I have come to love being single. It’s such a new world for me. Reconnecting with myself once more, I have all of these ideas and plans swimming in my head that I felt overwhelmed. I wanted to execute all these plans and start coming up with ways to be truly happy, without needing someone in my life and just rely on myself.

I am now on the healing process.  For most of my time whenever I’m alone, I can’t help but cry. Memories just keeps coming back and haunting me, both good and bad. Then after a while,  I’ll be calm. It seems really out of proportion but I am grateful that I’m not the type who wallow in her own misery. I’m learning to deal with all these emotions and keeping my shit together with the help of my family, friends and my reliable self help books. I don’t want to live and become an angry and bitter person. There’s more to life than having a relationship. If ever I’ll be ready to form a new one, I’ll make sure it would be someone worth it. Someone who will understand everything about me and would love me unconditionally, flaws and all.

I am happy to say I am moving on. I started spending my time with my family, especially my kids. This is the part where I love the most. They’re more closer to me than ever.




How about you? How do you deal with a breakup? Care to share your thoughts?

How to Cure a Chakra Imbalance

The big question is that why do I always end up taking great risks in order to find TRUE HAPPINESS and not bothering to be concerned about the outcome.

It seems like I’m always finding myself in these situations where I search, dig and explore for that one thing but I’ve got no idea what that thing is. I’m a blind nomad finding myself a permanent home (at least that’s how it felt all through the years). The funny thing is, I can’t control this chakra imbalance (I don’t call it depression. It sounds like a deadly word to me so I guess this term is more positive sounding.)
These whirlwind of emotions that stubbornly sits inside my being can be very destructive if I don’t treat them as soon as possible. Good thing is that I have a guru in India (I met her through a friend who practice TM) who I can always reach through Skype or email and ask for help. She’s my personal Psychiatrist and has always been very supportive and helpful.
She asked me what I have been doing these past few months. My activities, my current job, what’s going on in my family. I laid it all out to her so she can analyze everything using Pyschoanalysis and Hypnosis.Here’s how she came up with  solutions to cure my chakra imbalance.


A few of which I am willing to share are these:

  1. Increased meditation time (I only meditate for 15 minutes lately so she said to increase it for an hour if possible.)
  2. Read more positive self help books.
  3. Spend less time in social media and only log in to these platforms if it’s necessary, like if I have to advertise something in relation to my blogging activities. She also said not to read the newsfeed too much because it can trigger something negative in our brain neurons and can cause a big pull to our positivity levels causing it to drop.
  4. Nourish the soul at least once a week (what she meant by this is to pray or talk to our Higher Being.)
  5. Spend time with nature.
  6. Reunite with your yoga mat (a few Hatha yoga exercises can help strengthen our root chakra. )
  7. Look for a job that you enjoy.

I also admitted to her that I have been eating meat since the last time I seek for her advise. She says that I shouldn’t worry too much about going back to being vegetarian. I can do this gradually, just like what I did three years ago.

I feel so much better after talking to her that I felt a momentary calm.  It gave me another reason to be inspired all over again. Sometimes, all it takes is to find someone in your wavelength who you can always  talk to.

Carrying that spark of inspiration with me,  I browsed my shelves for a good book to read and I came up with a book by Irving Jacobsen called “The Power of your Mind”

The Power of your Mind


The book tells us about how our brain is a big sleeping giant that we can always awaken. We can make the big breakthrough in expanding  our mental powers by activating the sleeping portions of our mind with the help of a few techniques like:

  • How to increase mind control
  • Learning the Introspective Analysis Take-off
  • Learning Thought Exchange
  • Conquering Thought Traps
  • Workshop for proper reasoning.
  • What we can do to attain better Insight

I swear that from now on, I will always carry  a notebook with me and jot down all thoughts that swims in my mind. If ever I’m confused with something or If I’m having trouble with decision making, it helps to practice Thought Analysis by listing all the pros and cons of each decision. You may narrow it down to 2 decisions at first so it won’t be confusing (that is if you have multiple decisions nagging at your brain) then follow the one that can give you more benefit.and success and happiness rather than temporary happiness mixed with failure.

It also helps learning how to strengthen your 7 chakras. You’ll be surprised how magical it can be to your being. This book gave me a whole new knowledge about how our mind works. The powerful techniques here requires great effort, willpower. and consistency. Solutions to each problem may vary to individuals, depending on their background, beliefs, principles, personalities and training.  I hope somehow, I gave you a better understanding of how we can deal with the ups and downs of life. So my tip for you is, next time you feel crappy, just think that you are only having what we call a Chakra Imbalance, never ever call it depression. It always helps to turn a negative term into a more positive one. Like what I  saw on a post through Instagram

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Makes  a lot of sense right?


Om Shanti.


Cosmicground Music Festival brings back Dash Berlin in the Philippines!

My jaw dropped when I found out about this

Dash Berlin fan

I didn’t know that he’s going to be back in the Philippines until I stumbled on his post while scrolling my newsfeed. He’ll be here for another Music Festival Cosmicground. By the way guys, have you voted already? If you haven’t you may visit this link:

Cosmicground Music Festival

I was one lucky human being to rub elbows with him last 2013 during the Bigfish International Trance Energy Dash Berlin.

Dash Berlin

I wanted to thank you Cosmicground Music Festival for bringing him back here in our country! Whoever the people behind this awesome production, I wanna say YOU ARE AWESOME.

I will mark my planner for this.

Hashtags #dashberlinfan #fanatic

The Press Launch of Nivea Slidefest at The Crimson Hotel

During the recent press launch of NIVEA Slidefest held at Crimson Hotel– the most luxurious hotel in the South, friends from the media were treated to a quick look on what is about to happen on September 26 and 27!

The game-changing event that was launched just last summer is making a huge comeback this September. According to Slidefest Philippines Project Manager, Adrian Benipayo– “We just cannot wait for the summer of 2016 to bring back our ginormous slides! Summer is definitely not yet over! We are looking forward to another weekend of fun, sun and pure happiness!”.

Nivea Slidefest

NIVEA Slidefest is definitely bigger than the previous Slidefest events. Last April, Slidefest was launched with a 1000-foot slip and slide. It’s the biggest in the country. Then Last May, a back-to-back, 4-laner Slidefest event took place right at the heart of Filinvest City, Alabang. Sliders got to enjoy the latest attraction which was called the “Foam Slide”. They got to slide down on the 2 additional lanes of slide with tons of foam falling from the sky!

Just when you thought Slidefest couldn’t get any bigger than that, think again. It was revealed during the press conference that the 1000-foot slide and the foam slide will be bringing in 2 of their new friends. “Get ready to meet our 2 new giant inflatables at NIVEA Slidefest. The Inflatable Obstacle Course and A-Maze will definitely bring out the child in you! The best part is, anyone can enjoy them for FREE while waiting for their turn to slide!” said by Angelo Cruz, the Managing Director of Runtertainment Inc., the group behind Slidefest Philippines.

Nivea Slidefest

This is certainly going to be a September to remember! Have fun the entire day and soak up the sun without any worries because all silders will each get complimentary sunblock from NIVEA SUN. Talk about getting maximum sun protection to get maximum pure happiness.

A few sample slide displayed in the pool area of Crimson Hotel

Nivea Slidefest



Nivea SlidefestAdrian Benipayo-Project Manager of Runtertainment 

To be part of this super exciting event, you can register on-line at, or you can also make a reservation at and pay through bank deposit.

You can also visit the Breakout Philippines reception desk at the Ground Floor of Paragon Plaza, EDSA corner Reliance Street, Mandaluyong City to get your tickets. Register now!