Migs and Alaine

Chronicles of a Happy Married Life

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Do Good. Look Good. Feel Good.

Our 5 year relationship brought us good memories and a lot of calories!

We both love food but as we grow older, our metabolism slows down. This year, we promised to be more cautious of our diet. Of course, we can’t say no to  some family gatherings or some restaurant reviews but we made a promise that we will start eating healthy at home.

I was privileged to be given the chance to try The Good Box meals for one day. 
Migs and I both have jobs so, preparing healthy dishes at home is a challenge. Good thing, I learned about The Good Box…eating healthy has never been this easy!

It was raining cats and dogs in our area when The Good Box PH called to ask for some directions going to our place. I bet their rider had a hard time looking for our address due to the bad weather. I wanted to cancel the delivery for the rider’s safety and because my shift will start 3 hours from their call. I didn’t have an idea that they deliver food pretty late. But too much for the intro, the following day, I came home and opened their meals and was impressed with their presentation.
They delivered meals with a total of 1200 calories, just enough calories that I need for the whole day.

For breakfast, I had Pesto Scrambled eggs with spinach and avocado, whole wheat toast and a fruit juice. 
Mixing avocado with scrambled eggs is just awesome but I didn’t finish everything. I don’t trust eggs that were already cooked for more that 4 hours (even if it was preheated). I guess, I’ll have to request them to change this meal next time I order from them.

367kcal


AM snack: Fresh homemade smoothie.

I started making this kind of smoothie at home. It’s refreshing and yummy too.

150kcal

Lunch: Ginger and Lime chicken.

This meal looks dull but this is the yummiest for me. I love the combination of lime and ginger plus, the chicken is perfectly cooked. I didn’t get to finish the brown rice tho.

308kcal

PM Snack: Mini Mango crepes.

OK, so this is a reminder that eating crepes is not bad but this should be the standard serving size for me.

90kcal

Dinner: Pesto Salad with Garlic Pesto and Prawns, Salad (320kcal)

Imagine eating a healthy gourmet type pesto pasta?
I didn’t realize that I failed to take a photo of my last meal.


You can choose between six (6) different calorie menus for everyday of the week: 1200, 1500, 1800, 2100, 2400 and 2700 calories, to help you achieve your goals, whether it be slimming down, maintaining your weight, or trying to gain it. They have an in house nutritionist so you are sure that they count the calories right. 


They also offer Special Meal Programs: South Beach DIet, Diets for Medical Conditions / Special needs and 5-day Juice Cleanse.


I just hope that they also deliver meals during day time so more BPO employees like myself will benefit from it too.

For programs and pricing, please check out The Good Box PH website.

0917-711-1732 / 0925-346-6329
thegoodboxph@gmail.com

Book your Good box now!

Alaine




Our Airbnb Travel Bucket List

In a perfect world, we would be travelling every week. Who wouldn’t want to go places to try different cuisines, meet new friends, visit relatives and discover other cultures?

Admit it or not when you travel, the more money that you have on your wallet or the higher your credit limit on your plastics, the better customer service you get.
We’ve always dreamed about travelling without having to worry about our budget or getting a crappy customer service because that will be a nightmare.

We’re glad that we came across this youtube video from Airbnb.

After watching the video, we immediately signed up!

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone.
With Airbnb, you can find unique accommodations in people’s homes—from houses and apartments, to tree houses and igloos. 


A home away from home is the kind of vibe that we want whenever we travel.
Viewing all the Airbnb listings that interests us, we’ve come up with a travel bucket list and bookmarked the links of some hosts that we might contact in the future. Well,we considered the price and the reviews from their previous guests.

First on our list is Paris, France.
Lovers in Paris? Why not?!

photo from wikipedia.org

Our Airbnb top pick:

Second is Tokyo, Japan for two reasons – to explore and to visit Miguel’s sister, who lives and works in Tokyo as a pre-school teacher.

photo from wikipedia.org

Our Airbnb top pick:

To complete our list is Mexico…why? Miguel is part-Mexican.

photo form wikipedia.org

Our Airbnb top pick:

There are so many beautiful places that we’d love to visit but we’d like to stick with these three first.

What about you guys? Where do want to go next?
Let Airbnb help you decide (We’d love to read your own version of #MyAirbnbBucketList too!).
Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.
Not yet convinced?
If you sign-up today through this link www.airbnb.com/c/malejandrino, you will instantly get ₱1,088 Airbnb credit. Plus, by inviting more friends, you’ll get ₱1,088 when they travel and ₱3,264 when they host.
Now,isn’t that a great deal?
Got questions,inquiries or do you want to check Airbnb’s listings? Head over to Airbnb’s website.
Migs and Alaine

Keep Calm and Watch Movies

We are self-confessed movie buffs. We couldn’t resist the urge of watching the latest movies specially during weekends. Watching movies is a great stress reliever and an opportunity to bond with your loved ones.

Growing up in the same generation, Migs and I both fell in love with Home Alone which stars Macaulay Culkin. I mean, who can forget Kevin McCallister’s antics to defend their home against burglars?
I remember asking my parents to buy me a personal BetaMax player so I could watch this film every weekends!

We’re glad that there’s an app that lets you check the screening dates and the schedules of the movies you’d like to watch in seconds! Imagine saving gas money to  go to the mall just to know that the screening time will be on the next two to three hours? Or worse, the movie that you’d love to watch is no longer available at the cinema where you headed?

A first and only one of its kind in the country, GMovies allows you to begin your movie going experience anytime, anywhere! Stay updated with the current and upcoming movie releases on cinemas nationwide, get the best seats and buy your movie tickets straight on your smartphones! Powered by Globe Telecom, this film-tastic mobile app is FREE for download for both Android and iOS users.

GMovies is user-friendly too! We’ve tried it ourselves and was pleased with how easy it is to use. It doesn’t even eat much of your phone’s memory.

Do you want to win two (2) FREE movie dates each week for one (1) month?

Answer this question: What movie made you fall in love with watching movies?

Who knows, your answer might win you movie tickets from Globe! Don’t forget to download GMovies.

Happy Monday!

Migs and Alaine

COMEDY CARTEL’S LAUGH & STACK OPEN MIC SHOWDOWN

Calling all aspiring stand-up comedians! 


Comedy Cartel, the pioneers of point-of-view-stand-up-comedy in the Philippines has an ongoing Open Mic Showdown to all amateur stand up comedians.


Here are the details:


QUALIFICATIONS:


• Must be a Novice / Amateur Stand-Up Comedian (has never been compensated to perform professionally).
• Each leg of the competition will consist of 10 “Open Micers” only.
• Registration Date will be announced on the Comedy Cartel’s Facebook page. Participants enlisting before the Registration date will not be counted.
• First 15 registrants will only be accepted – Please include the ff. upon registration:
o Subject: Laugh-Off Registration
o Complete name
o Contact Details
o Email Address


JUDGING BREAKDOWN:


• Audience Impact………………….40%
• Professional Comedians Vote….30%
• Open Micer’s vote………………..30% 
FOR THE TOTAL OF………………100% 


RULES & MECHANICS:


• English or Tagalog Sets.
• Performance Time: Minimum of 3 minutes and a Maximum of 5 minutes.
(One point will be deducted for performances LESS THAN 3 MINS. and MORE THAN 5 MINS.)
• Top 5 “Open Micers” from the previous leg is automatically registered for the next leg.
• Final showdown in December will consist of the Top 10 “Open Micers” based on the tabulated results for the year. 
• To be eligible for the Finals, “Open Micers” should have performed at least 5 times during the entire competition.


PRIZES:


• Comedy Cartel Beer Bottle Trophy
• Grand prize: P 20,000 cash
o 2nd prize P 3,000 cash
o 3rd prize P 2,000 cash
• And Other Surprise Gifts! 





You can also drop by Relik Bar if you just wish to witness an epic comedy show. Senior Comedy Cartel comedians will be there too.
Entrance is FREE! 
For updates and other upcoming shows, please don’t forget to “like” Comedy Cartel’s facebook page here.


Happy weekend!

Migs and Alaine

Olives Restaurant – Thunderbird Resorts Rizal

We are honored to be invited to the Grand opening of Thunderbird Resorts’ Tuscan themed restaurant last Friday.
This is one of the changes that they have made to the already exquisite hotel and resort that we fell in love with almost two years ago.
The blessing and ribbon cutting was graced by Thunderbird’s executives which was followed by a dragon dance. Champagne and red wine were overflowing. A reminder that everything is Italian inspired.










The ambiance.


Stepping into the restaurant made us feel that we’re in a different world.




Its elegance is perfect for dinner dates, special occasions or somewhere you can relax and enjoy some good food and wine over the weekend. Olives Restaurant is not your ordinary Italian restaurant since the menu was created by an Italian Executive Chef. So, trust us when we say that they serve only authentic dishes.


Their color motif reminded us of our wedding…black and white with red accents! Having Laguna de Bay or a golf course as  back drop is just undeniably awesome.






The food.


Since we are suckers for pasta whether it’s red or white, we skipped the risotto rice and tasted every viand that they served along with the pasta. Our favorite is their pink salmon. Sorry, but we forgot the exact name of each dish. The dessert table is mouthwatering and Chef Michael’s tiramisu is the best we’ve ever tried!
The salad bar was also a hit.








The  star of the day is their freshly baked Pizza. Olives restaurant brags about their pizza having the thinnest crust and the freshest ingredients which by the way is prepared and cooked in front of their guests. It was superb! You can eat the traditional way or roll it! Eat whichever way you prefer…just don’t miss the chance to taste it.


with Olives Restaurant’s E-Chef, Michael 

Their customer service.


Well, if you wanted to be treated like VIP’s…then Olives restaurant is the one for you. Need we say more?


For reservations, check out Thunderbird Resorts website.
You can also find them on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.



Happy weekend!


Migs and Alaine

I wish they taught money in High school: A book review

Being married for a year and three months, we have been very careful with how we spend our money. Gone are the days when we would splurge on weekend shopping or spend a lot of money eating out to relieve our stress. But these alone will not upgrade our lifestyle and may soon make us feel deprived.  We need to do something. We sure have a lot to learn and we are so privileged to be given the chance to read and write a review for this wonderful book. 


I wish they taught money in High school is a two-in-one financial literacy book written by Sharon M. Que, an entrepreneur who started making money since she was ten (10) and Clarissa Serina-Dela Paz who is still enjoying her day job albeit her incredible financial investments. Both do not have a rags-to-riches story to tell but they taught us a lot of things on how we can make money work for us.

The book is largely based on the authors’ upbringing and education where they discussed how their comfortable lives made them strive to achieve more in life so, in return they could pass their practice and financial knowledge even to average people. 
Both authors came from different backgrounds – one who is into pure entrepreneurship and the other one who choose to invest on stocks and other vehicles… but they sure have one thing in common – they are not afraid to take the risk because they are financially literate.

Having Filipino authors makes the book easy to digest.

Here are some of our favorite lines from the authors:

Clarity is power- I believe is easier to get what we want if we are clear on what we want early on in life! – Sharon M. Que

The secret to freedom from your paycheck is in building your passive income. – Clarissa Serina-Dela Paz

We highly recommend this book to people from all ages.

Grab a copy of this book and join us on our road to a  lifestyle upgrade!

CLICK HERE



Migs and Alaine

What’s your love vibe?

It’s the last Day of the LOVE MONTH! How did you celebrate February?
For 10 years, I have been celebrating the love month by donating blood to The Philippine Red Cross. It’s one of the most amazing acts of love that can be done for people we don’t know or probably we will never know.



Wouldn’t it be nice to capture such a wonderful act of love?

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Pass it on…pay it forward. That’s my love vibe.

What’s yours?





XOXO,


Alaine

Happiest places by Zoomanity Group

January 11, 2014 marked the opening of Power of Three, the most anticipated annual festivity in the field of agriculture.
Power of Three is a floral, vegetable and agri-livestock fair. 







We’re lucky to be invited to attend one of their offerings for the Vegetable Festival week last Saturday where we got to know the basics of farming and interact with animals at Paradizoo.
A parade of animals showcased different breeds of horses, pigs and cows. Gentle giants such as camels and ostriches also joined the party. 


The highlight was our dairy goat experience…we never thought that milking a goat can be relaxing.






In the afternoon, we headed to Residence Inn which is about a 10 minute drive from Paradizoo. It is probably the most family friendly theme farm ever created. They have horse back riding, wall climbing, zip line and cable cars. You can also check-in at their hotel if you wish to spend more time with your family or friends.



Anyone who is seeking a slice of outback adventure will surely enjoy visiting Paradizoo and Residence Inn.




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Happy Monday!

Migs and Alaine


Philippines’ first Multiples Support Group

Calling all couples expecting multiples! This February 8, 2014 at the Medela house, mommies with twins will share their precious time to talk about their experiences carrying, giving birth to, breastfeeding, and raising multiples! This is your chance to ask your questions and satisfy your curiosity… prepare all your concerns and worries and feel free to ask these moms anything under the sun! They are ready to help you for the arrival of your own set of multiples! : ) 


Alongside the launch of MedelaMoms’ “Seeing Doubles” Multiples Support Group, SweetPea, a cocktail/formal nursing wear company will also be launching its line through a fashion show. Celebrity Moms Amanda Jacob and Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and children will be dropping by to share their own modern day mom breastfeeding experiences. Walnut Melbourne PH will be providing the shoewear of their children! 


Amanda Jacob will also be conducting a book signing and a limited number of her book, Project Mom, will be on sale that day!


So, sign up now via 09178110821 or medelamoms@gmail.com to experience the first support group for mommies of multiples in the country! Giveaways, special promos, candy buffet, and other treats in store for participating mommies : ) Launch starts at 9am.



Migs and Alaine

Teacher Yaya: A Workshop

To make you feel more secure of your child’s safety and well-being while they are at home, send your yayas to a workshop where they could learn a lot of things. We’re sure that they will love you and your kids more.
Here are the details:


Teacher Yaya: A Workshop 
Date: February 15, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Venue: Medela House, QC
Learning Fee: P500, inclusive of handouts, snacks, and certificates


Why should parents send their nannies to the workshop? Because sometimes, it’s easier to hear the following from somebody other than one’s employers, or to at least reinforce the following:


A yaya’s special role in a child’s life
How to understand a child’s actions and not think that he is “naughty”
How to respond to one’s alaga
Why TV and tablets are not good for kids below three years old
Why and how to play with one’s alaga, depending on age








For more information, please visit The Learning Basket website.



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