November 21, 2014

The Odds Were In Our Favor: #MockingJay Part 1 Movie Screening

The odds were, indeed, in our favor! :) We won 3 tickets to the exclusive screening of the much awaited novel-turned-to-film movie of the year, The Hunger Games: MockingJay (Part 1).

We are one of the lucky tributes who were chosen to witness this awesome movie at the Shangri-La Cineplex, with other bloggers, as well.


Congratulations, District French Vanilla! :) #teamFrenchVanilla

Thank you, Nuffnang and Cadbury Philippines! You really know how to give #CadburySweetEndings! 

See you there! :)



November 12, 2014

Cadbury: Your Sweet Company on the Road of Discovery!

I've always dreamed to visit Paris, France. Their architecture really fascinates me. From beautiful museums, up to gigantic buildings, I've always admired how they created them. They are beautifully and wonderfully created, if I may say. Not to mention that their amazing architectural structures stood over the time-decades even centuries.

One of my favorite destination is the popular Eiffel Tower. I even get to the point of searching the web for some fun facts about this Iron Lady. And just an update, last October 6, the newly renovated first floor gallery was unveiled. Even though I've never been there before, I always enjoy stories of my friends about their vacation. I may be jealous but I know there will come a time that I, too, can visit Eiffel Tower, in the near future. :)

But for now, I can only check it out on Google Maps. Haha. But I'm still already enjoying this. :D


I also created a Paris-inspired picture of me and my friends. For now, this is the closest that we can get. We're just totally excited to visit this City of Love, taking unlimited selfies in this picturesque city, roaming around this fashionable Paris, and at the end of the busy day, we can look back on that one sweet ending we enjoyed.


Luckily, there's Cadbury Dairy Milk. Our sweet endings just got more luxurious with the two new Cadbury Dairy Milk flavors: French Vanilla and Chocolate Mousse. They will totally give you an awesome feeling like you're already in Paris every time you bite these two new flavors.



But between the two, me and my barkada would prefer French Vanilla. Why?

Well, of course, one of the reasons is that chocolate is just so mainstream/typical. Also, I would say that Vanilla is healthier. Per 100g, vanilla has less than half as many calories and no caffeine compared to chocolate. It seems like we're going to enjoy the light exquisite taste of Vanilla cream-filled chocolate with the new Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla. We can just imagine sitting in view of the Eiffel Tower while savoring this delicious treat!

I also read an article about a research of what personality you have depending on what flavor you choose. It says there that if your favorite flavor is Vanilla, you’re more likely to be optimist, flexible and an idealist. :)

I'm proud to say I'm from #TeamFrenchVanilla! :)

And fortunately, Cadbury Dairy Milk French Vanilla and Chocolate Mousse are available beginning November 2014 in the big and satisfying 180g pack for an SRP of only P180.00. Hurry now and indulge yourself because these delectable sweet endings are yours for a limited time only.

May you have sweet endings with Cadbury Dairy Milk too!

Want to enjoy your sweet endings? Like Cadbury on Facebook or follow them on Instagram!

Special thanks to Nuffnang Philippines!
August 5, 2014

Cadbury Sweet Endings

Last night was a real blast! :) I was able to enjoy a great movie with my great barkada/family while enjoying ourselves with a great chocolate that's to die for! 

I was so happy since I get to celebrate July's sweet ending with Guardians of the Galaxy, Nuffnang Family and Cadbury Dairy Milk! Thank you, guys. :)


Aside from a very good treat from them, we've also been shed some information on how to really enjoy this mouth watering chocolate. Isn't it great? :) Here's how:


How to Enjoy Sweet Endings with Cadbury Dairy Milk
Eat Chocolate the Right Way

Have you been eating chocolate the wrong way your whole life?

If you’re a) Not Sure or b) Think You Have Been Doing it Wrong - then it’s time to change all that. Cadbury Dairy Milk, the smooth and creamy chocolate that gives you sweet endings helps you eat chocolate the right way. Sweet endings for Cadbury Dairy Milk mean savoring the good things in life, including a bar of this smooth and creamy chocolate – in the right way!
There are many things in life which give us sweet endings. It could be taking a moment from a busy day during lunch. Or kicking back at home on a Friday night after a grueling workweek. It could also be hanging out and laughing with your friends while on a night out – just to catch up and enjoy being in each other’s company.


Everything else in life is rushed: Deadlines, meetings, schedules. Sweet endings are your breaks from all of these. A time for you to enjoy and savor.

Cadbury Dairy Milk knows all about sweet endings. As a smooth and creamy chocolate bar, its taste alone is a sweet ending – something you savor and enjoy every moment of. The smooth and creamy taste is a perfect sweet ending for any meal, nightcap or gimik"" with friends. Enjoying a bar of a smoothly satisfying 15g pack is akin to living in the moment – taking the time to savor every bite.


In fact, enjoying a Cadbury Dairy Milk bar is not something you rush into. You take your time for it. There’s a ritual that makes the experience much more enjoyable.

1.    RIP the exquisite royal purple and gold packaging. See the perfectly shaped mounds of chocolate with a smooth satin shine. The look of delicious chocolate. Smell the aroma. Imagine what it would taste like –and you know it will be good too.

2.    Then you BITE into it. Listen for that satisfying snap.

3.    Here comes the most awaited part: You savor it and let it MMM-Melt. Don’t ruin the experience by chewing and swallowing immediately. Let it roll over your tongue. Delight as the creamy taste washes over your mouth.

4.    Then you ENJOY by repeating the ritual: Bite and MMM-Melt, Bite and MMM-Melt. Until the world MMM-Melts around you and you remember that all good things in life must really be savored.

When you do this, the chocolate moment becomes yours and yours alone – it’s your sweet ending.

As if a delicious bar of chocolate isn't enough for a sweet ending, Cadbury Dairy Milk also gives you and your friends a chance to enjoy many more sweet endings. The brand has exciting tie-ups with McDonald’s, Bon Chon Chicken and KFC so that you not only get to enjoy a delicious meal. It’s also capped off with smooth and creamy Cadbury Dairy Milk. Perhaps a Dairy Queen Blizzard with Cadbury Dairy Milk Fruit & Nut will also strike your fancy?


You can also join the #CadburySweetEndings Promo. This is open to followers of Cadbury Dairy Milk Philippines on Facebook and Instagram and runs from July 28, 2014 to September 21, 2014. Just upload a photo of yourself and your barkada inspired by the bi-weekly themes provided on the brand Facebook page.  

Upload it either on Facebook, and/or Instagram with the hashtag #CadburySweetEndings.  If your photo is uploaded, call on your friends to like and share it. Winning photos will be chosen based on creativity, originality and likes. By joining, you get a chance to win movie passes for you and your friend, Cadbury Dairy Milk gift packs for sharing, and an iPad mini for each bi-weekly winner.


For details on this and other offerings, visit the Cadbury Dairy Milk Philippines Facebook Page (CadburyPh) and Instagram (@cadburyPHL).  Enjoy eating smooth and creamy chocolate and sweet endings with Cadbury Dairy Milk!  
July 27, 2014

Sweet Endings with My #Cadbury Barkada

Talk about sweetness, who wouldn't know Cadbury? Our all time favorite milk chocolate. :)


And here's what I've been looking forward to -- enjoying my rest day while eating Cadbury! As a call center agent, one way of protecting my voice is by disciplining myself. Everybody knows how I love chocolates! But as I enter this kind of industry, eating chocolate is one of the DON'Ts. But I just can't resist Cadbury - truly mouthwatering! :) 


That's why I really enjoy this Sunday night with my Barkada slash family while watching The Avengers for the nth time and delighting ourselves with #CadburySweetEndings :)

Looking forward to next RD and share another bite of sweetness and just enjoy every minute with my barkada and loved ones. :)
June 1, 2014

Voice: The Most Important Tool On My Current Job

I've been in the call center industry for not more than a year. But guess what, I have already experienced voice irritation for several times. I was even sent to the Emergency Room to get a proper treatment. Of course, I was alarmed by this. Thank God I was able to recover my voice after a week.


I am pretty aware that my voice, for me, is the most important tool on my current job. Five out of seven days a week, I need to take calls and assist customers with their hotel reservation. I need to speak for straight 8 hours on this job. Meaning, my voice will, most of the time, be abused. The very reason why I've been experiencing acute irritation of voice.

That's why I've decided to write this post to give you, my very readers, some tips on how to take care of your speaking voice.

First, BREATHE (deeply): 

Remember, you can only speak as long as you breathe. After all, our voice is a wind instrument. Supply with the right amount of air in order to power your talk.

Few years ago, I was chosen to luckily join a voice lesson for free. Our voice mentor taught us a quick exercise before getting up to speak or even before singing. One should find a place to pause for a while and do a few breathing exercises. She mentioned that beginning speakers often hurt their voices because they aren't breathing deeply enough.

Second, RELAX: 

One of the reasons for voice hoarseness is the tension in our upper body which diminishes the power of our voice. Over time, it can adversely affect our throat and can even lead to vocal chord damage. Sometimes, it is serious enough to even require a surgical repair. Isn't it alarming?

Learn to relax. Anyway, it not only helpful for our voice but to our overall health as well. Remember that emotional and physical stress both contribute significantly to vocal distress. Relax your body and let whatever tautness is there flow out each time you exhale.

Third, MAINTAIN GOOD VOCAL HEALTH: 

Condition your voice. A simple tender loving care on your voice would mean a lot like gargling, avoiding smoking cigarettes, avoiding breathing smoggy or polluted air and massaging the neck. This will help you assure that your voice is in it's best possible condition.

Another thing, of course, eat a balanced diet. At times of extended vocal use, avoid large amount of salt and refined sugar, spicy foods, as well as excessive amounts of food and alcohol.

Fourth, HYDRATE REGULARLY: 

Water will be your best friend when you experience voice distress. Drinking plenty of water before and during your talk would really save your day. That is because, talking for long periods can dry out your vocal apparatus, making it more prone to damage and fatigue.

Maintain body hydration, 7 to 9 glasses of water a day, and avoid known dietary diuretics such as caffeine and alcohol. Take note that moisture is a necessary lubricant of the vocal folds.

Fifth, EMPOWER THE VOICE: 

Just for example, getting a good night's sleep. By doing this, you'll have more vocal energy. Thus, avoiding sounding tired and irritated.

I do hope that WE can apply these steps regularly to avoid any more complications. Have a safe day!
November 17, 2013

Book review: Just Like Jesus by Max Lucado

I must admit that I love reading books written by Max Lucado. I love how he use his typical writing style, humor, and extensive use of passages in the Bible and how he interacts it with the current life. This is maybe one of the reasons why I could say that he makes the reading of profound Christian truths easy to follow and even enjoyable. 



In his book "Just Like Jesus", Max takes us on a journey to restore our hearts. He welcomes us to a question that will really challenge us to think: "What if, for one day, Jesus were to become you?" How would you answer this?

For me, the most striking truth I've read from this book is this:

"God loves you just the way you are, but He refuses to leave you that way. He wants you to be JUST LIKE JESUS. God loves you just the way you are. If you think His love for you would be stronger if your faith were, you are WRONG. If you think His love would be deeper if your thoughts were, WRONG again. DON'T CONFUSE GOD'S LOVE WITH THE LOVE OF PEOPLE. The love of people often increases with performance and decreases with mistakes. Not so with God's love. HE LOVES YOU RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE." (emphasis mine)

Max's intentions are very clear. he want the reader to be able to grasp the idea that God loves us and that He wants us to be just like his Son" pure, blameless and obedient. Max also gives hope that we can do this by trusting our lives to HIM and just follow His Word, the Bible.

I would highly recommend this book to my family and friends. It's very easy to understand yet full of hopeful topics.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com®  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. 
November 11, 2013

Fibr: Home’s Most Powerful Broadband

Nowadays, internet connection is no longer a luxury, I should say. It came to my sense that it has become an indispensable necessity. With need comes innovation.

Fibr, Home’s most powerful broadband, allows you to seamlessly and simultaneously experience the browsing of multiple websites, streaming hundreds blockbuster movies on-demand from Clickplay, and watching Cignal Digital TV Channels. 



 If you were to create a character inspired by Fibr, what special skills would he/she have?


Smart, fearless and powerful. :)



Fibr is available now in over 800-fiber powered villages nationwide. Visit www.pldthome.com or call 101-FIBR (3427) for more details.

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