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Feel The Love Again The OPM Kind Of Way This Valentines Day #LoveThrowback2

Nothing Beats The Classics.
What comes to my mind whenever I hear the word "OPM, or Original Pinoy Music" Actually, my mind froze and it's my heart that has something to say. This is the type of genre where Pinoy's gets to relate in almost every song there is. Maybe because Pinoy song writers were more expressive, hopeless romantic, matiisin, and madalas masaktan kind of feeling that they translated into a song. or a melody. Plus, for me, decades ago, songs were more felt from the heart and has more meaning kaya sapol hanggang buto ang mga broken hearted or inaLOVEbabong mga tao. And knowing our fellow country men, We Love To Sing (although mostly were not good at it :P)

Throwback Feels
Now that panahon ng pag-ibig is near, How about a chance to feel those moments again? Relive the melodies that once broke your heart, the songs that help you get through it, giving you hope. And for sure there is this song that made you feel your ready to fall in love again. 

OPM All Stars
Clips from the #LoveThrowback2 Presscon

On February 14, Valentines Day, a concert titled #LoveThrowback2 is set to happen with the country's top OPM singers. Bringing the 90's Kilabot ng Kolehiyala - Ariel Rivera, The Original Kilabot ng Kolehiyala - Hajji Alejandro, Former SideA frontman Joey Generoso, Star-in-a-Million finalist - Christian Baustista, Diamond Soul Siren - Nina and Jinky Vidal of Freestyle all together for a night of Timeless OPM love song hits.

Now on it's second run, #LoveThrowback2 celebrates OPM songs that touched the hearts of many. Nothing invokes passion and heartache more that Filipino Ballads that tell of love, loss, acceptance, and taking another chance. 

Flat Center: P5,000 |  Flat Left/Right P4,000 
Level2 Center/Left/Right: 4,000 | Level2 Left/Right Side P3,000
Level3 Center/Left/Right P3,000 | Level3 Left/Right Side P2,000
Balcony P1,500 | Gallery P750

Celebrate the passion of OPM the Vday at #LoveThrowback2
For tickets: TicketWorld - 891.9999 | TicketNet - 911.5555 | SM Tickets - 470.2222
For more details check them out at facebook | instagram | twitter

Chan Lim Beyond Brush Strokes Art Exhibit

CHAN LIM Family of Artists and Students

Chan Lim and his family were so into arts for close to 5 decades. Today, three generations of Chan Li artists who use a wide variety of media,, styles and techniques to incorporate Western into Eastern art.  The family continues to get involved in the arts by actively developing and promoting Chines brush painting in the Philippines and abroad. Also, the family is supporting several organizations that focuses on environmental sustainability.

Robin Padilla

Chan Lim - The family patriarch's passion  lies in Oil and Watercolor.  While most of his art are on canvas he has forayed into other media such as porcelain plates, Asian lanterns and fans to infuse Western techniques into the traditional eastern art.  While the Lim siblings Alex, Felix, Roles and Jolex are all engineers by profession and are currently into leadership positions with multinational companies.  Bound by their passion for the arts, the Chan Lim family of Artists has conducted numerous art classes, workshops, seminars, and on-the-spot painting demonstrations.

Art Workshop
Joining several art exhibits locally and internationally.  The elder Chan Lims have successfully nurtured the artistic talents of the third generation.  The younger brood enjoys experimenting with different types of media, along with modern digital techniques, and incorporates these into Chinese art.

This 2017 Mr. Chan Lim is celebrating his life. His 80th birthday, a very auspicious milestone in the Chinese culture.  All the art exhibits during the year will be highlighting this event.  Eight of the exhibits will be specially-themed to celebrate the felicitous family event.

The Chan Lim family is one of the few remaining notable Chines brush painting artists in the country today, and  is sought after in this field.  Art classes are conducted in the family studio located in Pasig City.  Their paintings can be found in private collections here and abroad.

You may email them at or view their artworks at their website.

In celebrating the Chinese New Year this 2017, the Chan Lim Family of Artists and Students prepared more than 300 artworks done in porcelain plates, scroll & oil paintings.  The exhibit is participated by 43 talented artists and will be held from January 15 to February 12 at The Block Atrium of SM City North EDSA.

Witness the majestic exhibit and take part in celebrating a prosperous year ahead!

A short video clip from the event. Please watch this (^.^,)
Website: | Facebook: /ChanLimFamilyof Artists

Goldilocks Cakes: Making Your Valentines Day Extra Special


I can almost taste it, Feb-Ibig month is near! Can't help but be more kilig whenever I thought about this occasion. February for me is hearts day, It should be celebrated with the people we love and care for. Also, a time to spread the love, care, and sweetness to other people. So that they will also felt that they are loved. 

Valentines should be spent with love, care, laughter and sweetness and with this, why not gave something sweet from the country's no.1 bakeshop - Goldilocks.

Goldilocks is introducing three brand new limited edition cakes for Valentine festivities that will surely be loved by everyone.

The Strawberry Delight Cake for P540, This tastes even better than it sounds. Rich vanilla chiffon cake topped with scrumptious strawberry cream cheese frosting perfect for celebrating with your loved ones and families. 

My Cupcake Heart for P450, is an adorable heart-shaped cake adorned with cupcake roses and garnished with fluffy marshmallow icing. 

To complete the beautiful Valentine cake edition is the Bunch of Blooms for P750, a mouth watering vanilla cake topped with 13 elegant cupcake flowers.

The sweet surprise from Goldilocks doesn't end there yet because they are bringing back its seasonal favorite, Choco Lollipops (P25). These chocolate lollipops come in vibrant reds and pinks with sweet messages and sayings.

Any of these sweet treats will be the perfect centerpiece for any Valentines celebration, and will surely make your Valentines season even sweeter. Follow your heart and head over to your nearest Goldilocks Bakeshop now, or join the conversation through GoldilocksPH at Facebook and Twitter 

Staycation with the kids at Serenity Suites

I was feelin' a bit guilty for all those broken promises to my kids about making plans for hitting the beach or even waterparks man lang. But having an unpredictable schedule, or travel funds spent into something else or this: there's always, always something that came up which leads me to thinking that the more "planned" the gala is the more it won't push through. kidding aside but admit it, this make sense and sometimes true that unplanned trips pushed through more often than the scheduled ones :P

So for the "bayad-utang" to my broken promises, we book an instant staycation to a hotel near our place. The Best Western Antel Hotel in Makati now known as the A.Venue Hotel. We book our stay through an online booking site that upon my research has the cheapest deal ever. You know me I'm so kuripot and wants the bestest offer my money can get. 

Upon checking in, the receptionist told us that we will be staying at the Serenity tower. Best Western Antel Plus / A.Venue Hotel has 3 towers pala. 

The A.Venue Suites, your Oriental suites connecting you to Asian culture with quick access to our fitness center, indoor pool. Antel Spa Suites is your Western monochromatic themed suites that offers quick access to our premium and personalized services of Toccare Spa, fitness center, and various boutique shops. And the Serentiy Suites reflects a modern pop culture that reflects sleek and stylish interiors that provides similar access to the full amenities of the hotel.

Serenity Suites here we go. 
1 Bedroom Unit with Living and Dining Room 
Price: Php3950.00 
 + Php2000.00 Security Deposit to be claimed after checking out.

Living Room

First Impression: My Kids, they love that hot pink chair that turns into a bed. I think they stayed there most of the time and instantly became their favorite spot. well, of course aside from the kiddie pool ha. Look oh, nagbihis agad. out fits pa lang swimming na swimming na :P As for me, the place looks neat and comfy. I wished for a bigger tv though haha ang KJ ko lang ba at TV lang bet ko?

Room Amenities
Kitchen: Mini Ref, Coffee and Tea kits, Microwave Oven, Complimentary bottled water, 
Personal Care: Toiletries, Towels and Bath Robes and Bedroom Slippers
Others: Wifi connectivity, Cable TV, Work table.

 Kitchen Area

Contents of the Mini Ref

Here's how our one bedroom unit looks like. 


Stylish Comfort Room



What more can I say?
A.Venue Hotel's Swimming Pool is one of the best pools I saw around metro manila. It's so inviting and huge. One more thing I look forward about staycation is their bed. A big comfy bed with fluffy pillows and fresh cozy blankets for a good night sleep. Relaxation at its finest and Serenity suites delivered it.
A Short Video Clip of My Baby Bunso at The Kiddie Pool

In this part, get to know more about The Serenity Suites.
Serenity Suites reflect our modern pop culture that reflects sleek and stylish interiors that provide similar access to the full amenities of the hotel.
Building Features
37-storey high-rise building. 3 basement guest parking levels for the hotel 
3 podium parking levels for the residential. Beamless and column-free floor layout. 

3-high speed passenger elevators and 1 service elevator. 
Full backup power for the hotel - Back-up power for residential. 
Security Cameras in key common areas and Fire alarm and sprinkler system

Individual power and water meter, and also mailbox with keys.
Underground water cistern and overhead water tank.
5 chamber sewage treatment plant for waste water treatment

Building Amenities 
Sky Infinity Pool. Resort Spa Pool/ Kiddie Pool
Fitness Center using Life Fitness equipment. Tocarre Spa and Massage
Commercial Arcade. Business Center
Coffee Shop and Restaurant. Lobby Lounge CafĂ©
Garden Ballroom. Function Rooms
Formal Reception and impressive high-ceiling Grand Lobby

Hotel Services
24 hour security - 24 hour Room service -  Housekeeping service - Concierge service  
Car rental service - Banquet service - In-room massage service - In-building Clinic
Professional maintenance service - Professional leasing service 

Unit Features
Studio • 1 Bedrooms • 2 Bedrooms

Hotel Suites: Antel provides a unique opportunity to be part of the growing hotel industry by allowing discerning buyers to invest in professionally managed and maintained hotel units minus the hassles and worries. Units are delivered complete with hotel standard furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FFE). For the first five years, units are automatically enrolled under the Rental Pool Program, where its owners will receive income based on GROSS REVENUE released every two months. It’s risk-free!

Full-Service Residential Suites:  Units are well designed and space planned, bundled with 24/7 access to convenience and luxury of an upscale hotel, complete with full amenities and services. Units are delivered complete and ready to accept furniture, fixtures and equipment. The unique feature of the unit is that it uses beamless and column-free layout using cast-in-place concrete that makes the unit virtually sound-proof, fire-proof and earthquake resistant.

Our staycation experience won't be complete with our "baby bunso" doing this....

And I bet your kids do this too! Or even you??? 

Ending this post with the view from our window (^.^,) geenighty!

Where to Shop For Fashionable Outfits for Expectant Moms?

Back in the day, maternity clothes are just plain and simple dresses. Nothing fancy and If I must say it kinda look dull. As a young mom, I don't like wearing the usual maternity dress. I kinda feel off and panget wearing those or maybe it's just those hormones kicking in. What I usually wear were stretchable tops and legging and that's it. 

But the fashion trend now is sooooo awesome that even preggies can wear fashionable outfits and flaunt it. Dati kasi you feel so ugly lang sa isang malaking dress or jumper style or yung mga gartered mid-ribs ones and wala masyadong style. But now preggy moms can look so glam and hip and never out of style with fab and posh pieces at Great Expectations Maternity  Boutique.

Great Expectations Maternity Boutique is a Modern maternity and nursing apparel to fit the contemporary lifestyle of the busy expectant mother.

Great Expectations Maternity Boutique | Great Kids | Pois Belly & Kids BOUTIQUES

Here's a quick tour of the Great Kids Boutique located in Trinoma 
Maternity Outfits for Modern Moms

Nursing Dresses that look so nice (^.^,)

  Because Denim is so In, How about this for Maternity Dresses?

But look here!!! A Super Sale Alert!!!

Maternity Blouses and Dresses up for grabs at a discounted price as low as P300.00

There are even maternity blouses priced at P250 only!!!

Now can you guess which of those I bought? ... ALL (^.^,)

Mommy and Me Matchy Matchy Sets available too!

Great Kids Boutique is a one stop shop for Preggy Moms apparel and their lil' ones.

From Maternity Dresses, Tops and even Maternity Shorts, it's here. For your little ones, there a lot of pretty pieces in store. I so love their design and it's sooo adorable yet not too pricey and quality is not compromised.

   Plus Promo's and Giveaways are always up! *Terms and Conditions applies

FREE DOLL for every purchase of this Matchy dress.

Sale Items for Tots too!!!

*Ongoing Sale is  up and good while supplies last

I enjoyed shopping here at Great Kids Boutique Trinoma where Great Expectations + Pois & Belly Maternity and Kids Outfits is available in one store.
P.s I am not expecting  but my tummy looks more like it  has a bun in the oven :P 
I'm glad some of their maternity pieces fits me and I can still wear it looking fab not huge :)

Visit Great Expectations Maternity Boutique Near You!

Great Expectations Maternity is available in The SM Stores at SM Megamall | SM Mall Of Asia | SM Pampanga | SM North Edsa | SM Makati | SM Davao 

Robinsons Department StoresRDS Galleria | RDS Ermita | RDS Alabang | RDS Galleria Cebu

ICM Bohol

Great Expectations Maternity Boutique: #350 Del Monte Ave., corner Banawe, Quezon City

Pois Belly & Kids BOUTIQUES: TriNoma: Ground Floor near Activity Center | SM Megamall Level 5 The Atrium | Shangri-la Plaza: Level 4 Main Bldg | Alabang Town Center: Level 2 Expansion Bldg | SM Mall Of Asia: Ground Floor in front of Kids Universe | SM City Cebu: Level 2, Main Mall | SM City Iloilo: Upper Ground Floor | SM Lanang Premier Davao: Level 2 | Ayala Center Cebu: Level 3 

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Great Expectation Maternity Boutique

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