Thursday, May 24, 2012

Kraft Tiger: Serving Up Affordable Nutrition for Your Kid's Baon

This morning;

Me: What do you want?
Me: When do you want them?
Me: Ok!

LOL Yes, it only means my daughter loves biscuits!

IN OTHER NEWS: Classes start June 13th. It is almost June and I'm already preparing my daughter for preschool. That said,one of my dilemmas as a mom is what to get her for baon/snacks in school. It is quite a challenge for me because... gaaaah leeeeh, she's such a notoriously picky eater! I want to give her healthy snacks that she will eventually enjoy eating in school instead of feeding her with highly processed foods full of sugar and additives. I also believe that kids who eat healthy, learn, behave and perform better in school.

I'm just glad I found the solution last Tuesday. :) I was invited to attend the Bulong Pulungan sa Sofitel which talks about the country's status on nutrition deficiency with Filipino kids, as well as fighting undernutrition.
Bulong Pululungan sa Sofitel

Nutrient deficiency is a key public health issue in our country and some other developing markets in Southeast Asia.

I've learned that normally, a kid needs about 1,400 kcal a day and only 21.5 percent meet or almost 4 out of 5 kids ages 6-12 do not meet their daily energy needs. This results to children having a weak immune system, poor growth and development and diseases. This also leads to poor performance of kids in school.

With fellow mommy bloggers, Mommy Leira of,  Mommy Jo of, and Mommy Angelyn of

That brings us, moms, to support an advocacy of fighting undernutrition by giving our kids the best possible nutrition in their baon. With the tagline, "Ang tamang baon, may tamang nutrisyon. Labanan ang poor school performance," these crunchy biscuits are fortified with the nine vitamins and six minerals recommended by the World Food Programme.  Kraft Tiger Energy Biscuit contains Enermaxx, an unparalleled combination of 9 vitamins and 6 minerals which help provide kids with the energy they need. That's Vitamin A, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B9 and B12 and the minerals Calcium, Iron, Iodine, Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc. 15 essential micronutrients from just a pack of Tiger Energy Biscuit should help the child build strong bones, strengthen immunity and promote growth.

Kraft is one of the trusted brands and they believe that kids today need to get more active to be healthy. Through its campaigns, Tiger provides opportunities for kids to be physically active, while giving the proper nutrition in their baon. Best of all, they make amazing biscuits that the kids LOVE!  And as a girl born in Balanga where people love dipping biscuits to coffee for brekky, I can’t say no to a biscuit!

Let's bring out the Tiger!

I just had to try their biscuits, and after eating for a while I declared it to be the best energy biscuits ever. This is really saying something. These energy bisuits are amazing and these biscuits give slow release energy! Not only that, they taste amazing and it's not overly sweet! For some reason, when I hear they are fortified with vitamins and healthy-ish, I usually know it's bland, tasteless and I am not going to like it. So that was a real surprise. It was partly that the biscuit was crunchy & crispy, tasted homemade and was full of awesomeness because it's made of wheat and milk. For me, this is some kind of a superfood, and so good you might be inclined to do yourself a mischief. Be warned. Also, I was ecstatic because my little Maia loves it to bits!

Can't wait to pack them in my kiddo's school lunchbox and then happily eat them in the afternoon. Oh and I can't complain at the price either! There are six yummy biscuits in the package and I could not eat them all at once, unless I share them with my daughter. Let me tell ya, these biscuits are really good. Each bite of Tiger comes with jampacked energy to help bring out the winning spirit in every child. You could make a great breakfast or baon for your kiddo from these biscuits alone! It was hard not to fill up and your tot will have that much-needed energy for school.
With Tiger Energy biscuits, our kids get to enjoy a vitamin fortified, delicious snack. It's available in vanilla and chocolate flavor. Being a certified chocoholic, Maia loves the chocolate more than the vanilla. It’s affordable nutrition, and one of the ways to meet the health and wellness needs of our kids.

Maia's baon! She's so ready for school!
I believe I also need these biscuits on hand for those really, really busy mornings. With or without the coffee, these biscuits can't be missed. Actually, I was dunkin' some Kraft Tiger energy biscuits for my daughter last night, just in case she wakes up needing extra energy for today.

Here she is, stacking biscuits and cookies up! :)

Yay! Good job babycakes! Haha It's really the little things, the simple things, that matter the most. 
I look forward to many, many more Tiger Energy biscuits here.  :)


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SkinWhite and Nuffnang bring you Snow White and the Huntsman

"Who's the fairest of them all?"
Lips red as blood, skin white as snow.

Yep, she is Snow White.

Sometimes, some people would call me Snow White because my skin tone is white. Some would even ask me if I ever go out in the sunlight. Lol Huwhaaat? Do I look like a vampire? :) Because I do love going out and having fun under the sun. And flawless, beautiful porcelain white skin is a must this season. Indeed, God made all things bright and beautiful . :) My secret is pretty simple.

The easiest way to get that snow white complexion is to use SkinWhite!

Sitting at the beach, in my bikini, don't care about how many people I blind with my Snow White skin! lol

SkinWhite gives me that beautiful blush white skin that my prince charming can’t resist by giving me that  SYNCHROWHITE ACTION.

SkinWhite has SYNCHROWHITE ACTION that works in FOUR ways all the time:

WHITENS the skin’s surface

REDUCES formation of new dark pigments at its source

NOURISHES skin with Vitamins

PROTECTS skin against toxins and UV rays

Click on the link below to know more about Synchrowhite Action from Kim Chiu:
Watch the BEST KILIG BFF Story on how SkinWhite works!
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Nuffnang and Skinwhite bring you Snowhite and the Huntsman! I have to see Snowwhite & the Huntsmen! Every time a commercial comes on I die a little. Definitely looking forward to seeing  this movie.

“Kristen Stewart (the Twilight saga, On the Road) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil Queen Ravenna (Oscar winner Charlize Theron of Prometheus, Hancock) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagines was that the young woman who has escaped her clutches and now threatens her reign has been training in the art of war with a Huntsman named Eric (Chris Hemsworth of Thor, The Avengers) who was dispatched to capture her.”  Snow White and the Huntsman Official Website

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Now, with SkinWhite, you too can also be Snow White and become the fairest of them all! :)


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Happy Mommy Experience with Lotte Xylitol

Mom, Nanay, Momma, Mommy, Mama, Inay, Inang, Nanay, Mudra.. the many names of the first love we ever experienced. I'm so glad there's a day to celebrate and pay tribute for moms, the birth canal of human existence and rock of ages! Moms who endured 9 months of pain and put their child's needs over & above their own.

By any name, moms remain the "ilaw ng tahanan" (light of the home), and sometimes they even become the "haligi, kisame at alulod ng tahanan." :) Being a full-time mom is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. It's priceless. It has to be one of the hardest jobs in the world and moms deserve more than just one day in a year ( yes?) and we deserve the highest of fives. :)

Mother’s Day is all about making mothers out there feel very special. That is why Lotte Xylitol, the country’s leading dental health gum, and Working Mom magazine and Lifestyle Network, made Mother’s Day 2012 even special with the “Happy Mommy” event. Lotte Xylitol shared one happy day to moms, the women behind every child's smile.

Happy Mommy= Happy Baby
The Happy Mommy event was held yesterday at TriNoMa Mall along North Avenue and EDSA in Quezon City, the activity focused on giving the dear mommies out there a greater reason to celebrate the day that gives importance to their role as the stabilizer, caretaker and light of the home, together with Lotte Xylitol that helps us keep our teeth healthy and strong.

During the event, Lotte Xylitol provides Moms out there the opportunity to have their teeth checked by dental health care professionals. Through a dentist consultation session, Mommies were asked to fill up a “risk assessment” form. This form was of great assistance to the dentists in determining a Mom’s dental health state and in the whole consultation process to give a more accurate and detailed information and help Mommies protect their teeth and keep that toothy white smile.

The “Happy Mommy” event is also the venue for the soft launch of Lotte Xylitol’s Facebook fan page. By simply clicking the “LIKE” at their fan page, mommies received freebies like Lotte Xylitol blister packs. Or, got free photo opportunities at the Lotte Xylitol photo booth. All photos taken for the entire day were  uploaded to the Lotte Xylitol Facebook page.

And the best part of it is after the event, a contest will be held to choose the best smile among the photos of Mommies or Mommies with their kids. The photos with the best smile wins a special prize from Lotte Xylitol.
My little girl playing the Pachinko game! Photo credit: Mommy Lariza from Mom's World of Arts  & Happiness :)
Other Lotte Xylitol activities during “Happy Mommy” include the popular “pachinko” game, plus other booth activities for the kids or the kids with their Mom and Dads, too!
After the event, my babycakes begged for more fun at Active Fun! Yeah, she's unstoppable!  
Also, there were activities happening on the main stage, which includes a special appearance of the Lotte Xylitol mascot. 

I also enjoyed the free pampering services while my princess felt like royalty with her pretty glitter tats and nail art.
Nail art + Glitter Tatto = Love
Oh and I also received a ginormous, sweet Mother's Day treat from Chicco! A huge, huggable pillow! It is now the fave pillow of my darling girl Maia! :) She couldn't sleep unless her legs are wrapped around this pillow. :) The softness of cotton and huggable feel together for the first time in one pillow... Loved it! 

Aside from the TriNoMa, the “Happy Mommy” event also happened simultaneously in 5 other areas such as Glorietta 5, Bonifacio High Street, Market!Market!, Alabang Town Center and at the Marquee Mall.

Lotte Xylitol, plus its new variant, Lotte Xylitol Neo, is a dental health gum that has xylitol, a natural sugar that prevents the proliferation of tooth decay-causing bacteria, and also has “calcium phosphate” that helps re-mineralize or rebuild teeth by bringing back lost minerals in order to make it stronger and healthier. With just 3-4 pellets per day, keep your teeth strong and healthy for that wonderful and gleaming smile.

For more about Lotte Xylitol, visit Like them on Facebook HERE

Happy Mother's Day to all gorgeous moms out there! :)


The Faces of the Uniqlo Philippines Cast Unveiled

Tonight, the quirky Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has finally unveiled the Philippines cast or its official brand ambassadors prior to the upcoming opening of its first store in the Philippines. Held at the Grand Ballroom of Hotel Intercontinental at Makati City, Philippines, Uniqlo reveals the Filipino faces to exemplify its MADE FOR ALL Philosophy.

UNIQLO, the global apparel brand from Japan announces the complete Cast of highly admired Filipino personalities to embody its MADE FOR ALL Philosophy. MADE FOR ALL is the UNIQLO brand philosophy that captures the company‟s vision of providing casual clothing that is made for all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or any other ways that define an individual. The “UNIQLO Cast” plays a vital role in creating a bridge between the UNIQLO brand and the heart of every Filipino.

I personally love this brand. You can read my raves about it HERE and I can't get enough of this stuff. I just can't stop raving about it. :)  What I love most about their shirt is that the crisp feel of linen & soft feel of cotton matched perfectly together for the first time in one shirt. I'm so glad to have my 3rd Uniqlo shirt and I'm gonna rock it all day in a totally Uniqlo way.  There's nothing ordinary about this shirt because Uniqlo pays special attention to it, so you can never take its amazing softness and that comfort feel for granted.

I was really excited to know are the chosen Uniqlo cast in the Philippines. Sadly, I suck at guessing games. LOL

Now, can you guess who they are?

For the first male endorser, here's the clue:

He is a true sports figure, an inspiration for education (with two college degrees), he hosts, does commercial modeling and product endorsements, and also has his own business-all these while projecting a wholesome image.

Yep, he's no other than Mr. Perfect, Christopher John Alandy-Dy Tiu, or “Chris Tiu”.


She loves hosting, singing, acting in movies and now even in theater. She is also a staunch protector of the environment and a popular product endorser just like Chris Tiu. After singing the TV ad jingle of a popular softdrinks brand, there was no stopping..

... Monica Pauline “Nikki” Gil from conquering local showbusiness. :)

The third ambassador is so funny and witty. He is a singer-songwriter, the main man of Parokya ni Edgar, a funk rock/alternative group that made ripples in the early 90s music scene. Their group gave Filipino rock music a truly unique sound that was loved by many Filipino music fans regardless of socio-economic status and age. 

Hmm.. I think it's the guy from my favorite band... Alfonso “Chito” Miranda.  He's the man! :)
"First of all I'm not a rockstar. I'm a musician. I'm just a guy from a band." -Chito Miranda

Last but not the least, she is what you call a “triple threat”. She can act, dance and sometimes sing. She is part of ABS-CBN‟s impressive roster of talents and is a co-host of ABS-CBN‟s hugely popular Sunday noontime show ASAP.

She is ... 
  Maria Izadora “Iza” Ussher Calzado 

"I'm proud to announce that I am one of the brand ambassadors for Uniqlo here in the Philippines," Iza said.

So there you go, meet the Uniqlo Philippine cast...

Chris Tiu, Iza Calzado, Chito Miranda and Nikki Gil are the faces of UNIQLO in the Philippines. UNIQLO believes that the Filipino Cast members exemplify the MADE FOR ALL philosophy in their own daily lives. 

Each cast personifies different characters – sporty, fun, witty, serious, spontaneous — bringing out their own individualities. Despite these differences, they find a piece in UNIQLO that suits their distinct preference. Through Chris, Iza, Chito and Nikki, UNIQLO trusts that Filipinos will identify themselves in every product offering that the brand is set to bring to the Philippines.
Mr. Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines 
“We are happy that the UNIQLO Cast is finally revealed. We believe that they will be able to communicate UNIQLO‟s brand message and philosophy—„MADE FOR ALL‟—with such zeal and passion, our objective is to let Filipinos know that UNIQLO has clothes for every individual – no matter who they are, what they love or where they are from.. As we say in the company, there is a UNIQLO for everyone,” explains Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines, during the sidelights of the UNIQLO Cast Party.

The announcement of the four members of the “UNIQLO Cast” serves as a showcase of UNIQLO‟s preparations leading up to the opening of the very first UNIQLO store in the Philippines this coming June 15, 2012, at the 2nd floor of the Main Building, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Chris, Iza, Chito and Nikki will be seen in the upcoming advertisements of UNIQLO in the Philippines.

Made for all
UNIQLO is a subsidiary brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that offers clothing under a number of brands, including Theory, g.u., Comptoir des Cotonniers and Princesse tam.tam. With sales of 820 billion yen in fiscal 2011, FR is the world‟s fourth largest apparel retailers and Japan‟s leading specialty retailer with more than 1,100 stores worldwide, including operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Japan. UNIQLO operates an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel in line with its Made for All philosophy.
With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and changing the world UNIQLO is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.

For more information about UNIQLO, please visit UNIQLO Philippines Facebook Page and homepage

So guys, see you at the SM MOA on June 15! :)