Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cockpit Announcement: Champs Chewable Vitamins Giveaway

Hello Mommies and Daddies!

I am happy to announce that the goodies from Champs Chewable Vitamins of Chemical Company of Malaysia Int'l Philippines Inc have arrived! Yeeey!

Brace yourself as Planeville announces the details of its first ever giveaway on weekend.

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Fisher-Price Joy of Learning Workshop with Ms Carrie Lupoli aka Chief Mum

Moms, dads, and even kids gather on the much-awaited Fisher-Price Joy of Learning (FPJOL) Workshop with no other than Ms Carrie E Lupoli aka Chief Mum, for a day of fun and learning at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Hotel in Quezon City. Father's day has never been this empowering!  

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Black Canyon Coffee: A Drink From Paradise Available on Earth

I can't call it a day when I don't get my daily dose of coffee. One frappe with a couple of yummylicious doughnut a day and you make me a happy camper. Oh yes! I am one helluva caffeine addict! It came to a point when I know if my usual coffee tastes or smells different. My addiction started when I was pregnant to my daughter Huey. Maybe you can blame my infancipating hormones, but one thing is for sure: cancelled coffee dates means war. And I mean, cold and overly dramatic waaar. 

I really like trying new things. I love travelling, meeting new people from different walks of life, discovering local food specialties, and sharing it to people. I'm not sure, however, if this is what you call "maturity" or just a plain sign of aging but my adventure spirit is gradually declining. It's becoming tiring, for one. My husband and I no longer have the luxury of time and money trying anything new and sometimes go home frustrated and disappointed. We developed a rule that it is always wise to hear a restaurant review straight from a trusted friend or ask google, rather than leaving the place with dissatisfied stomach and abused pocket. 

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Champs Chewable Vitamins: The Yummy Choice Towards Stress-Free VitaminTime!

I have seen my daughter suffering from colds and it was an ultimate heartbreaking experience for the entire family. Though it was nothing serious, my daughter’s pediatrician prescribed Iron and Vitamin C as Huey is still wheezing even after her medication. She did mention that I shouldn't be surprised as babies ages three months and beyond are prone to sickness and diseases. Thus, stressing the importance of vaccines and supplements.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream: Goodbye Stinky Neck! [Product Review]

The humid weather plus milk running down my baby's neck have been causing a stinky problem. I blamed myself a million times believing that I might have missed her neck during bath time, or forgot to put her bib on during milk time. My in laws, including my husband, would make comments about how her neck smells so badly and as a mom, I hate it. 

I have been hearing a lot of good feedbacks about Mustela but thought their products are just way beyond our household budget. I thought it is just another product line with imported label, that probably has locally-produced alternatives which could be a lot cheaper too! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Messy Bessy Fabric Freshner: A Surprising Addiction [Product Review]

My husband and I loves anything that makes our room smell good! Who would not love to cuddle in a cozy room with fluffy pillows and soft linens that smells oh-so-relaxing! We have been jumping from one brand to another just to find (1) something that really smells good, and (2) something that could last even for a couple of days. And I think I finally found one!

A few days back, my good friend Glaiza of Moomy Musings featured Messy Bessy on her Top 10 Child-Care Products That We Love. I am the type of buyer that do not really read product labels. If the product packaging isn't so enticing, I would probably overlook that brand. And by the looks of Messy Bessy, I was not so impressed with how it's packaged but was curious that it actually made on Glaiza's fave list. So I thought, why not? 

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

SSS Lipa: Quota Dilemma

Visited a few government offices to compile requirements for employment and was amazed how early SSS closed its doors to customers. I arrived at 2:00 o'clock in the afternoon. Yes it's late, but I believe  it is too early to refuse service. Upon arrival, I immediately noticed the note "Ubos na ang number sa pila. Bukas po ulit." 

PhilHealth Online Registration: It's so Awesome I Could Cry!!!

Before giving birth to UH-1H, my husband and I were informed that we needed to prepare my PhilHealth MDR (Member Data Record) as it is required by the hospital. I did attach my MDR on my Mommy Book but did not realize it was bearing my maiden name - Moncano. The same was discovered only when dokie already gave the green light for us to be discharged from the hospital. According to the hospital policy, a patient should not be allowed to go home, not until he provides an updated MDR. In my case, I needed to provide one with an updated last name and civil status. It was, at that point, a little impossible as I gave birth in Cebu City and my previous employer is located in Lipa City.  It would take too much time and effort to accomplish the same. The resident PhilHealth personnel then advised my husband to declare me as his dependent and use his MDR instead. My husband sorted it out for a couple of days and so I lost my personal MDR PIN/PhilHealth record.

Now that I am working again, the company required me to secure my own MDR. Again. I have mentioned on my previous post NSO Experience: Obtaining Marriage and Live Birth Certificate that I hate doing transactions with the government. Then I thought of researching the process and requirements online before even trying to brave the long lines and extreme hassle of visiting their office. But lo and behold! Found out that getting one is just as easy as signing up for facebook!

Yes, you can now say goodbye to endless cursing on the forever manual system of government offices! No need to gas up! Just visit the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation and prepare a scanned copy of your pertinent docs to complete the registration. Below is the step by step process:

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Surviving the Distance

Deployment is such a strange word for me. I consider myself as one of the lucky airforce wives. When I think of deployment, I would imagine him being in a far flung area where cellular signal is a luxury. Times spent waiting for calls; patience stretched by distance. That did not happen even after he left the portals of the academy. Did not happen even after receiving his first long pay. Did not happen until earlier this May. 

Before Huey came to our life, following my husband to wherever he is was just a few clicks away. The thought of deployment was then not so scary. Unknown, but not scary. We always manage to see each other very often. Everything changed when a baby was included in the picture. I instantly became a geographically single mom. My husband might have pampered me so much that the minute he left, life turned into one hell of a bumpy ride! My mom-tuition was immediately put into test, so did my wife-skill. 

I am Whole Again

At 19,  I was no longer contented with my Php120.00 to 150.00 daily allowance to school. I'd feel lucky if mom gives me 200! When you are in college you have to allot budget for movies, night outs (I mean, date with friends at Mc Donalds Bajada, hahahaha!), cellphone load, etc. These are on top of my expenses for daily travel from home to school and back, photocopy of reading materials, meals, and incidental expenses such as trip to Baguio to visit boyfie all the way from Davao, for one. Lol! :)

And so one day, I printed out my resume, hit an interview in a jobs fair and signed a full-time job contract! It was all unplanned and happened in less than an hour! Everything went so quickly that I did not have the time to ask questions about what I was jumping myself into. I was such a fool to believe that I can juggle work and school, and perhaps lovelife, all at the same time. But I tried. There was a time that I woke up in a classroom with unfamiliar faces. Times when I went to work in complete uniform. But who's complaining? 

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