2013 had been one of the most challenging year for us Filipinos, and yet we were still able to celebrate despite the disasters that hit our country. Thanks to all Filipinos who made us happy and proud. It was indeed the Philippines’ year for Beauty Pageants and boxing!
For us, as a couple it was a memorable year because it marked our first wedding anniversary. It was also the year where we were able to do the things that we really love. Highlights include Para Kay Mamu, a fund raising event where Migs had the opportunity to share his talents in performing (singing and playing guitar) in a series of bar tours. Second would be honing his talent as a stand-up comic every Wednesdays at Tomato Kick Katipunan as one of the funny guys of Comedy Manila (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrPu57zhwk).
As for me, my dream of being part of the Red Cross Philippines finally came true.
Last year also opened many doors for us, as bloggers. Vince Golangco of When in Manila helped us meet business owners who gave us opportunities to write for them. It was indeed a wonderful experience and we will always be thankful.
We both celebrated our New Year’s eve at work but we still got the chance to celebrate yesterday!
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Let’s all make 2014 OUR year by staying positive!
To all our readers,friends, family and colleagues, we love you and we look forward to sharing more wonderful years with you!
Migs and Alaine
We just created our facebook page today and we would really appreciate it if you share us some love by hitting the “like” button. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/migsandalaine
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Instead of going somewhere crowded, drop by “Walk in Love” Christmas bazaar on December 6-7,2013 for a one of a kind shopping and dining experience,and a chance to meet new friends! Helping has never been this cool!
In celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year, The Mind Museum joined Bonifacio Global City’s Passionfest with “Science sa Plaza“. Mind Museum’s Cafe Scientific also had a presentation entitled “Why should Pinoys bother with Science?” with guest scientists,including those from Phivolcs, Pagasa and The Manila Observatory. Maria Isabel Garcia, Dr Gemma Narisma, Dr Gerry Bagtasa and Dr Renato Solidum discussed very timely and important issues – climate change, science culture in the Philippines, and a whole lot more! Glad they made this discussion open to the public!
Got plans for the weekend?
Before heading to your favorite Malls for some Christmas shopping, drop by The Mind Museum this Saturday!
The Mind Museum joins Bonifacio Global City’s Passionfest to celebrate Andres Bonifacio’s 150th year on November 30.
Check out our SCIENCE SA PLAZA this Saturday, open from 1-5pm. Entrance is FREE!
We can already feel and smell Christmas!
But before we finally shop for our Christmas presents,allow us to share with you the things that we discovered this October.
Enjoy chewy and tasty cookies for only Php150/box!
Grace cookies come in two delightful flavors. Chewy oatmeal and raisin cookies and Chewy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! We must say, both flavors are to die for. Grace cookies are what we’ve been looking for. Freshly baked, delicious (not too sweet), healthy and affordable.
To place your orders, please call or text Leslie at 0915-210-4167.
A lovely resto that serves lechon macau at 7:00 in the morning!
The environment is casual and the jazz music gave us the bistro vibe.
We ordered yang chow rice and lechon macau. The portion sizes were perfect and the price was reasonable!
Looking forward to our next visit!
Queen’s Menu is located at G/f MORE Business Center Bldg, Ortigas ave extension,Taytay, Philippines
We finally got to taste this sansrival from Chef Gene Gonzales of Café Ysabel! It’s just superb! Can’t believe that we finished the whole sansrival in one seating! We bought if from SM Hypermart for only Php140.00!
Ever seen a dancing wheel loader?
We were invited last week to attend the Foton’s Big Show 2013 at the World Trade Center and we were awed when we watched this monster dance!
Watch this video from Raffy Pedrajita.
How about you? We’d love to hear about your discoveries too!
Migs and Alaine
We’re both excited to attend the BIGGEST business-to-blogger networking event!
What is Blogapalooza?
Blogapalooza is a community. It’s a link between big and small businesses who have something cool to share and the online community of people who love to share. Blogapalooza is a blogger event on crack! Lots of giveaways for the bloggers and online community and a chance for big and small businesses to present their product / brand to hundreds of influential bloggers and online social media influencers.
Blogapalooza 2013 is happening on November 16 at the SMX Aura, Taguig City.
If you are a business/company owner and would like to pitch your product or service to hundreds of bloggers, please sign-up HERE.
To our blogger friends, you can still be counted! Just don’t forget to fill-up this registration form.
See you there!
Migs and Alaine
Before the Breast Cancer Awareness month ends, I would like to share with you these helpful tips on how to prevent breast cancer from www.mayoclinic.com.
Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. If you choose to drink alcohol — including beer, wine or liquor — limit yourself to no more than one drink a day.
Don’t smoke. Accumulating evidence suggests a link between smoking and breast cancer risk, particularly in premenopausal women. In addition, not smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health.
Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause.
Be physically active. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week.
Breast-feed. Breast-feeding may play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breast-feed, the greater the protective effect.
Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. Combination hormone therapy for more than three to five years increases the risk of breast cancer. If you’re taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options. You may be able to manage your symptoms with nonhormonal therapies, such as physical activity. If you decide that the benefits of short-term hormone therapy outweigh the risks, use the lowest dose that works for you.
Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution. Medical-imaging methods, such as computerized tomography, use high doses of radiation, which have been linked with breast cancer risk. Reduce your exposure by having such tests only when absolutely necessary. While more studies are needed, some research suggests a link between breast cancer and exposure to the chemicals found in some workplaces, gasoline fumes and vehicle exhaust.
I lost my aunt because of breast cancer and I became more cautious about my health after that. I quit smoking four years ago and never drank a bottle of beer for nearly a decade.
Last Saturday, my husband (Migs), along with his band played for a benefit show for a friend who will undergo chemo therapy because of breast cancer. It is heartbreaking to see someone you love in pain.
I hope you share with every woman you know the importance of having their selves checked by a physician at least once a year.