See You at The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market


The Urban Food Collective (TUFC) understands that food brings people together, that food is at the center of some of life’s best moments. Its vision is to be the premiere food community in the country.

Current, informative, and educational, TUFC aims to be the food hub where people can share their passion for gastronomy. TUFC’s online community will feature everything food – articles and recipes, exciting deals featuring the country’s best culinary fare, and “The Urban Food Collective Marketplace” which will retail unique food items and implements. To bring the online community even closer together, TUFC will champion various food lifestyle events, where foodies can meet and indulge in their passion for unique flavors and gustatory delights.

What’s love for food when you have no one to share it with? Let The Urban Food Collective be your community for food. Stay hungry for the good things in life.

The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market:

The Urban Food Collective Weekend Market is a carefully curated collection of purveyors. Located in CommerCenter, Alabang’s newest lifestyle mall, it is a place where people can comfortably gather, browse, and shop. It will be a venue for patrons to find a bevy of treasures from gourmet, specialty foods to local, artisanal arts and crafts. The Weekend Market’s activities and pocket events will give them the opportunity to learn new things or simply engage with the community.

For purveyors, it will be an opportunity to showcase their goods to a truly discerning crowd, while providing them with a gateway to other business opportunities with The Urban Food Collective. Also recognizing its responsibility to society, The Urban Food Collective will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Weekend Market to the Taguyod Bayan foundation, helping rebuild communities affected by typhoon Haiyan in Sara Iloilo.

See you at the market! Where you can find good food, good things, and goodwill.

Follow The Urban Food Collective on Facebook and Instagram.


Unique Care for Every Woman by Lactacyd

Intimate care is an essential aspect of every woman’s health and well-being. In addition to preventing irritation, odor, itching and other discomforts, practicing proper hygiene is also an effective prevention against infections.  Understanding that these hygienic necessities are unique, sensitive and special in their own ways, Lactacyd, the feminine hygiene expert, gives a more “personalized” approach to intimate care with its new range of benefit-enriched solutions.
With 25 years of experience, Lactacyd formally unveiled its latest range in the Philippines with no less than top model, TV and movie actress Anne Curtis, Lactacyd’s brand ambassador since 2012. The press launch was held recently at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, with company officials, VIPs, and select media in attendance.   

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Five choices for today’s modern women:

Carrying the brand’s promise to provide safe and natural care, the latest range of Lactacyd now offers more choices and distinct benefits that match the various personalities, lifestyles and hygienic care needs of today’s modern women. Made from natural and mild milk-based ingredients, lactoserum and lactic acid – Lactacyd’s unique formulation complements a woman’s pH while effectively helping to prevent irritation and problems caused by bacteria.

latacyd scrnshtFor pure cleansing, Lactacyd Protecting is perfect for women who may experience irritation as a result of daily activities and humidity. Thanks to lactoserum and lactic acid, this classic Lactacyd keeps itching, irritation and odor away through its delicate caring properties.
Meanwhile, Lactacyd White Intimate is a whitening feminine wash that provides women with safe and clinically-tested cleansing with effective lightening of the bikini area.   Made with natural plant-based Actipone-B, marine-based Algowhite, and milk-ingredients, Lactacyd White Intimate gently lightens the intimate area within 4 weeks1 that’s why it’s preferred by 9 out of 10 Asian women2.
For youth-reviving benefits, Lactacyd Revitalize is an innovative feminine wash that goes beyond cleansing. Promoting both skin elasticity and softness, it has Vitamin E and collagen which are known ingredients to enhance skin softness, suppleness and firmness. Users claim to achieve 90% skin youthfulness in just 10 days3.
Life becomes more breezy for women with Lactacyd All-Day Care (formerly known as Lactacyd Fresh Radiance), as it provides them with just the right amount of everyday cleansing. This variant combines natural milk extracts with light floral scent that gently cleanses and refreshes the intimate area. It also comes in handy All-Day Care Wipes for on-the-go feminine care.
The brand’s latest variant, Lactacyd Cool and Fresh, helps women stay pleasantly protected and confident with its longer-lasting freshness4. Made with menthol essences and milk extracts, this clear and mildly soothing variant effectively provides cooling and longer-lasting freshness against the sticky-icky feeling down there.
“Lactacyd understands that each woman is unique, and with needs different from one another; especially when it comes to intimate care. This is why we now have a wide range of products to meet women’s intimate care needs that go beyond cleansing. This new range also comes in a new look to showcase the different benefits we offer; thus making it easier for the women to choose which Lactacyd is best for them,” said Aldellyn Po, Franchise Manager for Lactacyd.  
“By staying true to our brand belief, we have empowered generations of women to stay healthy and feel confident with products that offer cleanliness, freshness, and comfort for the confidence every woman needs to bring out her best,” said Charlene Banzal, Business Unit Director for Sanofi Consumer Health Care.
The latest Lactacyd intimate care range is now available in leading drugstores, supermarkets and beauty shops nationwide. For more information, visit or follow by liking its Facebook and Instagram pages (womantalks).
1. Based on clinical trial, June 2011.
2. Based on product use test on Asian women, Ipsos Sept-Dec 2011.
3. Based on product use test, TNS Sept-Oct 2012.
4. Based on product use test, Singapore, Sept-Oct 2012.

Kinder Joy Back to School

Kinder Joy invites you and your child to join them in the Back to School event on August 2 – 3, 2014.

There will be 3 Kinder fun activities that yout kids can participate in. I’m specifically excited for the art activities as Summer really likes drawing and painting.

You can register at any of three sessions indicated below. Registration is extended until July 31. You can register in this link:


When Summer Met Sofia the First

About 2 weeks ago, Toy Kingdom invited mommy bloggers to Sofia the First’s meet and greet in SM Mall of Asia. So even if it was a Friday, I braved to drive to MOA just so Summer could meet Sofia.

The invite said the event would start at 1PM and we got there a couple of minutes before. There were already a couple of people outside the event area and the Toy Kingdom staff asked us to line up.

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After a few minutes, the registration started. Right beside the registration table was this dessert buffet.

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How cute was this princess cake. May tiara pa!

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While the kids wait for Sofia the First to come on stage, there were activities at the event that they could get busy with.

Like play princess. 🙂

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Summer definitely enjoyed when the TK staff put makeup on her. She loved it!

And here’s my little princess. 🙂

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There were also tables for coloring activities and accessory-making.

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A couple of minutes after, Sofia the First was on stage!

iPhone 033The kids were screaming as soon as she stepped on stage. They were all so excited to meet and greet Sofia.

The host asked us to line up to have our photo taken with the princess.

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My baby had so much fun at this event. She loved meeting Sofia and she loved all the activities.

Thank you so much again Toy Kingdom for inviting us.

Uber taps Smart to launch first Uber On-Demand promo for Mother’s Day


Uber has received worldwide attention for its on-demand campaigns in several countries around the world. The way in which Uber has used technology to provide instant gratification by partnering with the biggest companies in the world has given the brand the reputation of always thinking outside the box. Below are examples of previous on-demand campaigns:

#UberKittens – Uber partnered up with a local cat shelter in NY and if you donated $20 to the shelter, Uber would bring you a kitten you could play with for 15 minutes.

#UberSkywriting – For Valentine’s Day Uber partnered up with MasterCard and when you opened up the app you could request for a message written in the sky

In line with its recent launch in the Philippines,Uber has partnered with mobile leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) for the first-ever on-demand campaign in Manila to celebrate Mother’s Day.

On May 11, Sunday, between 9AM and 8PM, Uber users can request for a special Mother’s Day package which will include the following:

–                      A bouquet of fresh flowers

–                      Gift box with beauty products from GlamourBox

–                      A sweet treat from Grechelle’s Kitchen

–                     Gift certificate for a manicure session at Posh Nails

Committed to bringing only the most unique experiences to its subscribers, SMART will be offering the special Mother’s Day package to its postpaid subscribers at a discounted price.


“The country’s largest mobile network is partnering with Uber, the most premium on-demand car service in the world, to bring such a unique treat to moms of our postpaid subscribers,” said Kathryn Carag, Postpaid Marketing Head at Smart. “We’re delighted to be Uber’s first partner for its on-demand service in the Philippines, which demonstrates our commitment to allowing our subscribers to ‘Live More’ and experience more from their subscriptions.”

“We’re delighted to join forces with Smart to celebrate Mother’s Day and moms everywhere. Uber and Smart share a passion for technology and for delivering first class experiences to the people of Manila. We look forward to more collaborations with the Philippines’ largest mobile operator in the future,” said Mike Brown, Regional General Manager at Uber.

Those with active SMART Postpaid subscriptions will receive a special code on Mother’s Day which they can use to avail of the Uber on-demand promotion for half its usual price. This will be charged to the credit card used during the registration for an Uber account.

Users only need to download the free Uber app for smartphones and sign up for an account to enjoy the promotion. A vehicle optionnamed “UberMOM” will be seen in the app, and users would have to move the green pin on the map to the location where they want the gift basket delivered to. SMART Postpaid subscribers only need to enter the promo code along with their orders to get the discounted price for the gift basket.

Due to existing high demand and limited availability of stock, the Mother’s Day on-demand service will only be available between 9am and 8pm on May 11, and only one hundred (100) gift baskets will be available for delivery. The campaign is available for everyone that has signed up for Uber and consumers can make a request for the gift basket through the Uber application.

The Uber application can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with the help of Smart’s ultrafast mobile data network. Postpaid subscribers can avail of the 7-day and 30-day Flexibundles for P299 and P999, respectively, to get access to the Uber app and other mobile Internet applications on their phones.