Friday, June 24, 2016

Bubi Trampolines: Happiness with Every Bounce

Whenever we go to the Mall nearby, the kids couldn't resist the trampoline stalls. Jumping, bouncing up and down on the mini trampoline and diving in balls make them scream with so much joy and happiness.

And Mommies, I have good news for you! You will definitely love Bubi Trampolines even more. Bubi Trampolines are not only for fun, it also has medical benefits for kids. It helps in developing their motor skills, teach persistence and improves their self- esteem and behavior. It also reduces restlessness and alleviate stress, stimulates internal organs and strengthens the immune system. It can also help weight loss and maintenance as well especially to overweight kids. 

So Mommies, let your child bounce with happiness! An ounce of bounce brings a million joy to your kids!

Here in the Philippines, Bubi Trampolines was established in 2011. It began to operate under SMAI (Sia & Mak Amsement Inc.) in December of 2013. SMAI has more than 12 years of experience in the quality production and distribution of trampolines all over Europe. What makes the difference with SMAI is the excellent aftersales follow-up, high quality products and availability of stocks.

SMAI constantly checks and improves the production to keep the customers extremely satisfied and happy with our trampolines. The technology and current design of Bubi Trampolines are the results of significant years of experience in the European market which caters the need of every customer whether for outdoor or indoor use.

Bubi Trampolines are situated at the following malls:

SM Malls

  • Baguio 
  • Taytay 
  • Cebu - Seaside
  • Valenzuela
  •  Tarlac 
  • Fairview
  • Novaliches
  • San
  • Lazaro 
  • Rosario
  • Baliwag 
  • Clark 
  • Bicutan
  • Marilao 
  • Angono
  • Cebu - Consolacion
  • Palawan 
  • Muntinlupa 
  • San Pablo
  • Sta.Rosa 
  • Cebu - Mabolo 
  • Davao
  • Molino 
  • Calamba
  • Cebu - Seaside

Robinsons Malls:

  • Metro East
  • Cainta
  • Antipolo
  • Cainta
  • Palawan
Other Malls:
  • Starmall SJDM
  • Starmall Taguig
  • AliMall
  • Farmer's Plaza
Bubi Blocks and Bubi Sand Castles are also part of the Bubi Family!

For sales and rental inquiries, please contact Bubi Trampolines at 941.5708. Like and follow them on Facebook (Bubi Trampoline) and Instagram (bubitrampoline).

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Product Review: Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid

Out of all the many household chores I get to do on a daily basis, washing the dishes is one I'm good at but it's the least favorite of mine. I don't really like doing it which is why I tend to not wash the dishes right after eating. I usually leave the soiled dishes we used during breakfast on the sink and just wash it after dinner and sometimes the day after. Good thing, I get Jaear to wash the dishes sometimes. But even though I'm not fond of dish washing, I'm meticulous and I make sure the plates and utensils are not greasy and there's no deep seated dirt. And, I can say that I'm good at it because I've been doing it since I was still in grade school, Grade 5 or 6 I guess.

I have tried using dish washing pastes before but I prefer the liquid one. I only know a few brands of dishwashing liquid and a week ago I got to discover another one, the Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid. Ms. Jhen Dizon of Mikewell Corp. sent me 3 270ml bottles to try, it comes in 3 variants; Kalamansi, Lemon and Antibac. 

It's housed in a clear plastic container and comes in a pull through spout which allows you to control your desired amount of dishwashing liquid. At first I actually had a hard time opening it, you have to take a good grip and put extra effort pulling up the spout. 

Their tagline, "MABILIS BANLAWAN, BANAYAD SA KAMAY"/ "Easy Rinse. Gentle on Hands" got me curious and excited that's why we used it right away. On the first 3 days we have used all the variants already but have used the Kalamansi variant the longest.

Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is non toxic as it is made with biodegradable ingredients making it environment friendly, safe and gentle. Climate change is one of our major concern nowadays and knowing that there are still green products that are safe for our environment gives me hope. I just hope that more people would be aware and make green choices. 

Since it's safe and gentle, my hands did not feel any irritation at all, unlike other dishwashing liquids wherein you'd feel the strong chemicals used. It's also a plus that its scent is just mild and doesn't leave a smell on the dishes after rinsing. 

In terms of effectiveness, I can say that it is competitive. It doesn't produce long lasting bubbles but it cleans well, cuts off grease and doesn't leave residues even on plastic containers. Of course no matter how effective a product is you also have to scrub and rinse the dishes properly, not in a hurried manner. But the good thing with Bubble Man is that it's easy to rinse allowing you to save time and water, very economical right? 

Now, given its effectiveness and all other positive things about Bubble Man I bet you are thinking that it's expensive! Well, I have a good news for you. Not all good and quality products are expensive. Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid is very affordable, a 270ml bottle is at Php32.50 only and the 880ml bottle is only for 65Php. They have an ongoing promo wherein you can buy two bottles of 880ml  for only Php120 and two bottles of 270ml for Php55 only. What a steal! 

So mommies if you are looking for ways to save money without compromising quality, I suggest you try Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid. Don't forget to share with me your thoughts and experience!

For more updates check Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid on Facebook

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Single/Single Barkada tells all in Episode 6

Last week in Single/Single, secrets of your favorite barkada are revealed as they “tell all” and open up to a new character on the show.

Joee, played by Shaina Magdayao, found herself confessing how she really feels about Steve, played by JC Santos. It seems like the sparks of their romance are slowly fading as she avoids spending time with him and more on work. What truths will Joee reveal?

Cherie Gil’s character, Bianca, on the other hand, felt neglected by his son Joey, played by Matteo Guidicelli. Now that Joey is bent on being a successful entrepreneur, he devotes all his time and effort to the opening of his business venture, Bistro Biajo. Despite being business partners, their mother and son bonding have boiled down to discussions about bottomlines and the tasks they need to do for the launch of their bistro. What does a mom do when her son ignores her? She shares all her woes to the new guy. 

In the previous episodes, we saw Anna Luna’s character, Ranee, get swept off her feet by Randy, the hunk she met at Mama Yo’s Salon. While he appears to be interested in her, why is Mr. Prince Charming not making any concrete moves? Ranee drinks and rants and lashes out all the questions that are driving her crazy. Will Randy be the one who will finally fulfill her dreams? Is she just setting herself up for disappointment? All these she asks to the new guy by the bar.

Even the boys – Steve, Dwight, including Benny and Mama Yo – seem to naturally gravitate to this man and just pour out their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Single/Single, the award-winning series of PhilStarTV and Cinema One, airs every Sunday, 10PM in Cinema One with replays every Wednesday 8:30PM and Saturday 9PM. Past episodes can also be viewed on For more updates, visit and @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Robin and Mariel Padilla, First Celebrity Brand Ambassadors of Hotel Sogo

Gone are the days when Hotel Sogo is known as a “motorist hotel” or a "short time" hotel as it recently re-invented its brand to cater to families, ‘barkadas’ and just about everybody from all walks of life and for all types of occasions. Families can enjoy free wi-fi access, cable TV with in-house movie channels, digital music system, 24-hour food and beverage service among the hotel’s most popular amenities. Apart from the five room types of Regency, Executive, Deluxe, Premium and Econo, Hotel Sogo also came up with themed rooms to entice their guests’ senses. One of which was the Hello Kitty Themed Room which has gone viral on social media recently.
"If we continue to cater to just this limited market we cannot grow. We knew for quite some time now that it makes sense to cater to different segments in the market." said Mr. Gus Corpuz CEO of Hotel Sogo when asked for the reason behind the reinvention
After marketing studies and financial analysis we eventually decided that the best way is to hire a brand ambassador. This project has been on the pipeline for more than 6 months, debating on what is the best way to communicate to the general public that Hotel Sogo is more than just a short time hotel.” He added.

And last May 24, 2016, Hotel Sogo formally introduced its first Celebrity Ambassadors, one of showbussiness' most adorable couple today, Robin and Mariel Padilla.

“2-3 months of research, focus group discussion, we came from long list of possible endorsers and I can say that they were by far compared to the setting, there’s also a big difference in which people felt would be good endorser. Robin's “maka-masa” appeal, certainly played in to that, his credibility of course is another factor as he says he does not accept any endorsements so we have high hopes on how he can help tell the public that Hotel Sogo is an alternative to the 3, 4, 5 star hotels especially in terms of convenience and accessibility." said Mr. Corpuz 

Aside from this, Hotel Sogo is also pursuing social initiatives such as “Doctors on Wheels” (DOW), a program that provides free medical consultations and medications to the under-served communities throughout the country. To date, the said program already helped 3,000 indigents since its inception in 2015.

Robin and Mariel Padilla are excited to work with Hotel Sogo in promoting its hotels and supporting its social initiatives. They will be featured in several advertisements on TV, radio and print. 
"Maraming salamat ho sa Panginoong nilikha at nabigyan po kame ng pagkakataon ni Mariel na magkaroon ng isang masasabi po namin na endorsement na magkasama po kamebg dalawa, nagpapasalamat po kame sa Hotel Sogo" said Robin Padilla, Hotel Sogo's new Brand Ambassador
He also added:“Nais po naming suportahan ang misyon ng Hotel Sogo na yung mga pamilyang hindi nakakapag hotel dahil nga mahal ay maranasang makapaghotel at maramdaman ang pag-alaga ng isang hotel”  Mariel’s pregnancy announcement is also very timely in support to Hotel Sogo’s family friendly reinvention.

Robin and Mariel are both accommodating, they graced everyone's request to have photos with them. Of course I wouldn't miss it! 

Hotel Sogo strives to be at the forefront of the lodging chain industry - accessible and continuously providing clean, high quality, satisfying, good and affordable service. It is also known for having courteous, well-trained and hospitable staff through continuous employee trainings and seminars at the Hotel Management Institute of the Philippines. Hotel Sogo is also planning on building 5 more hotels this 2016. 

To find out more about Hotel Sogo and its events and promos, log on to or like/follow them on Facebook (, Twitter (#hotelsogo) and Instagram (@hotelsogo).

My OxyGeneo Super Facial Experience at Mary Pauline Salon and Spa, Starmall Las Pinas

I have a confession. In my 20+ years of existence I only got to try a facial twice, and it was just the basic one. My first time was during college and the second was December last year. I also used to be just a soap and water kind of girl and only started with my skin care regimen last year. I know, I know! I'm such a late bloomer, I wasn't that meticulous with my skin and wasn't aware with its consequences then. 

My hesitation towards skin care products started during college days after trying out one local brand of facial wash and the effect on my skin was opposite to what the product claims to provide. And, I can't believe how painful a facial could get, that's why I'm kind of not fond of having facial treatments. Though now of course, I'm aware that there are actually many kinds of it, but maybe because I'm busy or just being frugal and thinking that my everyday skin care regimen is enough, so it never crossed my mind to try one of those other kinds of facials. 

So when I was invited to try out OxyGeneo Facial, I declined. Not! Haha. When an opportunity comes knocking on your door would you even dare say no? Of course not! Besides, the invitation came from a trusted name whom I've previously worked with, Mary Pauline Salon and Spa, Starmall Las Pinas. Yes I was surprised and happy at the same time to know that from their start up hair, manicure and pedicure service last October 2015, their service offerings have taken up a notch. Not only that, with only just over 6 months of service they have been awarded by Q Asia Magazine the SEAL OF QUALITY SERVICE AWARD. Well deserved, Congratulations!

Before introducing any product in her shop, Bianca make sure she tries it for herself firstAs evident on her look, you'll definitely see that she only offer top of the line service and products. 

When I got the invitation, I wasn't actually aware what OxyGeneo was but Bianca, the owner of Mary Pauline Salon and Spa, Starmall Las Pinas gladly explained what it was, and with few researches online, I found out that OxyGeneo is also called the "Super Facial" so I knew then that I was in for a treat. That same week, I organized my busy schedule and made sure to squeeze in my "OxyGeneo Facial" the following week. I was that excited!

You are probably excited too, so let's first get to know more about this Super Facial.

What is OxyGeneo?

OxyGeneo is clinically proven facial treatment that results in unparalleled skin nourishment & oxygenation, for smoother complexion and younger looking skin even in just 1 session. It is also called the 3-in-1 Super Facial or the Next Generation Facial.

What are the benefits of Oxygeneo?
  • RF facial contouring
  • Plump and hydrate
  • Restore skin volume
  • Renew youthful glow
  • Revitalize dull complexion
  • Reduce appearance of wrinkles
  • Firm skin and tighten pores
  • Improve skin cell production
  • Reduce appearance of pigmentation
  • Safe for ANY skin type! Treats sensitive skin without any irritation.

How does Oxygeneo feel? 

The OxyGeneo Facial session feels like a massage for the face and takes about 30 minutes only. It is very refreshing and comfortable. 

I felt so special because the first half of my OxyGeneo Facial was done by the owner itself, Bianca. She haven't changed a bit, she's as humble, kind and accommodating as the first time I met her. Throughout the procedure she made sure I'm aware of what she and her staff was doing by explaining thoroughly the steps. Talk about special treatment! Well actually, she's like this to all of their customers, above anything else she wants to make sure that everyone is treated fairly and accordingly.

How does OxyGeneo work?

1. Cleanse. 

2Exfoliate: Removal of dead cells, smooths and renews the skin, preparing it to receive active nutrients.

This process takes about 15 minutes. Using the hand device with a Capsugen, it exfoliates the skin and it also includes RF treatment which improves skin tone and texture. 

3Infuse: Cleanses the skin, preparing it for infusion of active ingredients: NeoRevive™  revitalizes a dull complexion making the skin smooth and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles or NeoBright™  which lightens skin tone, minimizes the appearance of skin pigmentation and uneven skin tone.

Active ingredients was then applied on my face. Since I have discolorations on my face we opted to use the  NeoBright™. 

NeoBright™ contains the following:
Azelaic acid - Even pigmentation
Kojic acid - Skin lightening
Retinol - Anti-aging

On the other hand, NeoRevive™ contains the following:
Hyaluronic acid - Wrinkle reduction
Peptides- Skin Repair
Retinol - Collagen renewal

This process felt a bit warm on the face but it's not irritating. It took about 4 minutes only.

4Oxygenation Produces CO2 bubbles which gently burst on the skin surface creating a physiological response, sending oxygen-rich blood to the area, resulting in optimal absorption of active ingredients.

This part was very relaxing as my face is being massaged, this process took about 4 minutes too. 

Here's a quick video of me while on session!

After just 1 session, I immediately felt a difference.  My skin is then rich with oxygen and nutrients from the gels thus my face felt fresh, soft and supple. The whole treatment was relaxing and rejuvenating too. No irritation and no pain, compared to a regular facial treatment were your face gets pricked. It's also safe for any skin types, even if you have acne. What I also like about it is that it doesn't have any downtime, so after the treatment you can already resume with your routine and apply make up. Celebrities even schedule their OxyGeneo Facial right before an event for an instant glow!

For a long term benefit, it is advisable to have 4 to 6 weekly session then followed by a monthly maintenance.
I actually forgot to take a before and after session photo of my face.  However this photo above was taken the next day after my OxyGeneo Facial. Thanks again Bianca and to your  Mary Pauline Salon and Spa, Starmall Las Pinas family!

Have you tried OxyGeneo Facial yet? How was it?
 If not then it's your chance to experience this 3-in-1 Super Facial for only Php. 1250 instead of Php. 2500. Avail 6 sessions and get 1 session FREE! This special promo is only until June 20. So hurry up and check out Mary Pauline Salon and Spa, Starmall Las Pinas now!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

10 House Hunting Tips for Newlyweds from Lamudi

Wedding bells are playing in the air this June as it's still the most preferred month for weddings. It's the most romantic time for couples but after that what's next? Buying a home together is a big step for couples. While this is a major commitment and requires careful considerations, it is still an exciting experience knowing that you are looking for place to start your family.

Whether it is a house in the suburbs, a townhouse midtown, or a condo close to the business district, nothing beats a buying strategy and a good dose of fun when buying your first home together. Global real estate website Lamudi Philippines has put together a list of 10 tips to keep in mind for this major life milestone.

1. Assess Your Financial Situation

Before even stepping out of the door, it makes sense to look at your overall money situation. Sit down with your spouse and make an honest assessment of your individual and joint financial pictures and create a budget to know all your expenses. The plan will allow you to build your budget immediately and determine the type of house you can afford.

2. Set a Realistic Goal

Manage your expectations and set realistic goals. Understand what you want individually and as a couple. Determine how much money you have put aside for down-payment to know how much more you need to save up. As a rule of thumb, have enough cash equivalent to 20 percent of a property’s selling price for deposit. If you have less than this, some banks may not be willing to give you a housing loan.

3. Take a Look at Your Priorities

Like most couples, you probably agree on many things but not on all, so be sure to prioritize, whether it is the design, the size, the location, or whatever it is that matters to you both. This will make the whole process of choosing the right property so much easier.

4. House or Condo?

Deciding on which property type you both want will help determine your budget. For instance, if you want a condo, your Php6 million budget will get you a 36-sqm studio condo in Makati CBD. However, if you prefer a house and doesn’t mind living in the suburbs, then for a slightly lower amount you could get a 97-sqm, three bedroom house in Ridgeview Estates Nuvali, Santa Rosa.

5. Get Prequalified for a Loan

Unless you have enough cash on hand to buy a home outright, getting a housing loan is your next best option. If you do not have a specific property in mind yet, it will be helpful to get prequalified for a housing loan as it sets your budget. This is because banks and financial institutions will lend you the loan amount based on your financial capacity—that is, how much your monthly income could afford—and not on the property you want.

6. Study the Real Estate Market

A good buying strategy is always recommended in real estate, and this involves doing some research. You may think that an affordable townhouse in Pasig or Mandaluyong is a good deal because it is situated just 20 minutes away from Ortigas Center, but first impressions may deceive you. What if the area experiences flooding during the monsoon months?

Similarly, a house and lot in Paranaque may not look that attractive now, but with the upcoming infrastructure projects in the area (e.g., NAIA Expressway, C5 Extension, and LRT-1 Extension), you can expect the area to become a real estate hotspot 5 years from now.

7. Seek the Help of Professionals

This means talking to a bank’s loan officer or seeking the help of a licensed real estate broker to help you find the best property. The former can help you determine the cost of the property your income could afford, while the latter can help you streamline the house-hunting process. In addition, a real estate broker can provide you with in-depth information about the house and its neighborhood and how to go about the buying process.

8. Know Which Developers Are Reputable and Reliable

In most cases the quality of a property corresponds to the reputation of its developer; therefore, it is important to select a property that is built by a reliable real estate company (one that is publicly listed and has long a history of turning over quality properties on time is a safe bet). In addition, take into consideration the developer’s sales administration and after-sales services.

9. Where Do You See Yourself in the Next 5 Years?

Home purchase is a huge commitment and it is recommended to only buy if you plan to stay put for at least 5 years. Buying a house outright may be impractical if you see yourself moving to another city or country after 5 years (unless you see your property as an investment you are willing to keep in the long run).

10. Don’t Rush

Buying a house can stir up mixed emotions: there’s excitement, anxiety over finances, overwhelming feeling of responsibility, and a whole lot more, so take your time and make sure that you are emotionally prepared before the whole process begins.

Last and definitely not the least, try not to get too worked up by the house-hunting process. Finding a home is indeed a big step and must be considered very carefully, but don’t forget to have fun. This is such a big step for most couples so be sure this doesn’t drive you two apart.

Happy house-hunting!


Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 34 countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, with more than 800,000 real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. For more information, please visit

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Celebrate Father's Day the Pizza Hut Way

They say that the best way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so this coming Father's Day, treat your family’s main man with the love and indulgence he deserves as Pizza Hut, the country’s well-loved pizza brand, offers special Father’s Day meals that the whole family can enjoy at big savings!

Father’s Day Hut Feast for P699, only for dine-in

Simply dine in at the nearest Pizza Hut restaurant and treat him to the Father’s Day Hut Feast, featuring two Family Pizzas (Bacon Cheesburger and Hawaiian), a family platter of Spaghetti Bolognese and a pitcher of drink for only P699. This offer is available until June 19, 2016.

Big Daddy’s Blowout Pizza at just P499 a la carte for either take-out

or delivery only, plus add-ons available at P99 per item

You can aslo have a big Father’s Day blowout at home with Pizza Hut’s Big Daddy’s Blowout Pizza, available for delivery and take-out up until June 30, 2016. Available in a combination of two great flavors – Hawaiian Supreme and Sausage, Bacon with Pepperoni – arranged on an 18” Hand-Stretched Pizza for just P499 a la carte, with no delivery charge! Complete the blowout celebration with popular Pizza Hut add-ons for just P99. You can choose from two single pastas, a 4-piece Wing Street, a family sized Slinger, a 2-piece fried chicken with rice, or a 50% discount on your favorite Pepsi or Mountain Dew drinks.

It’s your chance to treat your special man on Father’s Day with these special Pizza Hut offerings. Learn more about the Father’s Day offers of Pizza Hut by visiting the official  website at or the official Facebook page at You can also follow Pizza Hut on Twitter and Instagram at @PizzaHutPhils, or simply call 911-1111 (Metro Manila) today!