Sunday, January 30, 2011

A song of sad truth: WALANG NATIRA by Gloc-9 Featuring Sheng Belmonte

I always watch MYX everyday and suddenly I saw the song WALANG NATIRA by Gloc.9 featuring Sheng Belmonte (one of the PDA 2 finalists).  I am a music lover and the first time I heard this song, no wonder it will be a hit.  Today, the song emerges on the top :)

The song reflects the following:

-lacking system in the country.
-state of majority of our Filipino families.
-truth behind going abroad.
-biased opportunity to our professionals and workers.
-Philippine economy.

Indeed a heads up to our officials and to all of us.
The truth of life.   The hardships of our OFW.

napakaraming nurse dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila ahhh
yung bayang sinilangan ang pangalan ay pinas
ngunit bakit parang puno na ang prutas ay pitas
nauubusan ng batas parang inamag na bigas
lumalakas na ang ulan ngunit ang payong ay butas
tumatakbo ng madulas mga pinuno ay ungas
sila lamang ang nakikinabang pero tayo ang utas
mga kabayan natin ay lumilipad, lumalabas
para pumunta ng ibang bansa at doon magtamas
ng kamay para lamang magkakalyo lang muli
Ang pahingay iipunin para magamit paguwi
dahil doon sa atin mahirap makuha buri
mapahiran ng tsokolate ang matamis na ngiti
ng anak na halos di nakilala ang ama
o ina na wala sa tuwing kaarawan nila
dadarating kaya ang araw na ito’y magiiba
kung hindi ka sigurado mag-isip isip ka na
napakaraming inhinyero dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
napakaraming karpintero dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila ahhh
mabuti kung mabuti ang kinakahinatnan
ang kapalaran ng lahat nang nakipagsapalaran
kahit nag-aalangan para lang sa kapakanan
ng mahal sa buhay ang sugal ay tatayaan
sasanlaan lahat ng kanilang pag-aari
mababawi din naman yan ang sabi pagnayari
ang proseso ng papeles para makasakay na sa eroplano
o barko kahit saan man papunta.
basta kumita ng dolyar na ipapalit sa piso
ang isa ay katumbas ng isang dakot ng mamiso
ganyan ba ang kapalit ng buhay ng Pilipino
kung lilisanin ang pamilya ang amo na kahit na sino
gugutumin sasaktan malalagay sa piligro
uuwing nasa kahon ni wala man lang testigo
darating kaya ang araw na itoy magiiba
kung hindi ka sigurado mag-isip isip ka na
napakaraming kasambahay dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
napakaraming labandera dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila ahhh
Subukan mong isipin kung gaano kabigat
ang buhat ng maleta halos hindi mo na maangat
ihahabilin ang anak para ‘to sa kanila
lalayo upang magalaga ng anak ng iba
matapos lamang sa kolehiyo matutubos din ang relo
bilhin mo na kung anong gustong laruan ni angelo
matagal pa kontrato ko titiisin ko muna ‘to
basta ang mahalaga ito’y para sa pamilya ko
napakaraming guro dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
napakaraming nurse dito sa amin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
nagaabroad sila aahh
gusto kong (yumaman5x)
napakaraming tama dito sa atin
ngunit bakit tila walang natira aahhh

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pork Siomai and Buttered Shrimp (Dampa Style)

Dear Avid Readers,

Please take note that this blogpost has been moved to my food blog:

See yah there!



Dear Avid Readers,

Please take note that this article was moved to my food blog:

See yah there!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TIME to RELAX: WHEN IN MANILA launches Week 2 Groovy Movie Wednesday

Busy day ahead of me....
I feel exhausted for the past few days...
I want to relax...
But wait, what's this?

I was actually in the midst of my work when all of a sudden I saw WHEN IN MANILA's post about the "Groovy Movie Wednesday" promo. Yay!

There will be an HD Movie screening of Benjamin Button with complimentary massage, snacks and giveaways!  And guess what?  It will be at  BlueWater Day Spa. ^_^

Date:  Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 6pm.

Hey pips, if you also want to experience such wonderful relaxation, here's how:

To get tickets for this event:
1. Just blog about this, and link to,, and this fan page,
2. Post a link to your blog (ON THE PICTURE) posted on When In Manila's FB Fan Page in the comments section.

They will pick 20 people to come join at this very EXCLUSIVE and luxurious and relaxing event.

Thank you WHEN IN MANILA, VINCE GOLANGCO & FLAIR CANDY for this awesome event.


Monday, January 10, 2011

The REAL PULPY DEAL: Now within our reach

Dear Pulpy Readers,

Blessings this 2011!  This year, I want to start my year right. I told myself to be more cautious on my daily diet.  I had my grocery done and I intentionally took a bottle of MINUTE MAID...oh well, I believe it has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED. 
But believing isn't as easy as 1-2-3 for me.

Let me tell you my story how I fell in love with this PULPY DEAL.  

I have already known this product ever since it was advertised by a famous celebrity and out of curiosity I tried buying MINUTE MAID PULPY ORANGE. ^_^  But things are playing on my it true??? Almost everything today is artificial - foods, sweeteners, drinks, etc... too many to mention.   

I just drank a bottle of Minute Maid Pulpy. They say it’s got ‘no preservatives added’. Aw, c’mon…It’s bottled juice. Is that even possible? So I thought maybe it's just a sort of advertisement or whatsoever a marketing strategy just to say it's "FRESH" or  "ALL-NATURAL". Now, all of a sudden, a bottled drink with no preservatives added?  That is really catchy.  I myself am a critic when it comes to products (cosmetics, apparels, foods and drinks,etc.).  Of course, I want to make sure that the products I am using is at its best.  Economical but at the same time not sacrificing the "QUALITY" I am getting. For so long I was looking for a refreshing drink which had no fizz in it...


I didn’t believe it the first time I heard it’s got no preservatives added. So I read the ingredients (even the fine print) and everything checked out! It really has NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED!  That means it doesn’t have ingredients that may turn out to be allergens, or worse...carcinogens!  Whew! Now that’s healthy goodness that tastes so good, I started to get addicted on it even on my first taste! Amazingly it tastes like what I used to prepare  -  a freshly squeezed orange juice.

Well, I love fresh fruit drinks. There's a lot of benefits by drinking a glass of it:

1. Boosts  immune system:  Drinking a glass of orange juice a day will keep the doctor away.  It contains high percentage of Vitamin C (helpful in boosting the immune system). Therefore, I will be less likely to catch various illnesses (colds, flu, piles, obesity, kidney disorders). What more, it reduces the risk of cancer.  

2. Lower both cholesterol and blood pressure levels: These are common problems among middle aged men and women,  like me.

3. Very high in antioxidants: What it means is that this yummy juice may help prevent various forms of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. 

4. Fairly large amounts of potassium:  An essential nutrient for my body.

5. Help reduce the risk of heart disease:  It helps improve circulation.

6. Aids in the healing process:  Contains Folate (plays a major role in the reproduction of new cells)

7. Helps relieve arthritis-related pain:  It has anti-inflammatory properties that helps in relieving the pain. 

8. Aids in weight loss:  Due to the antioxidants found in orange juice, many people believe that drinking it on a regular basis may help.

I knew that starting the day with a glass of fresh fruit juice is extremely refreshing since it gives me a whole lot instant energy, makes me feel driven longer and hydrates my body.  That's a wise step for someone like me who is on a diet. :p  Well, the story behind this "diet" is unhealthy intake of foods.  I used to eat a lot of junk foods, snacks with empty calories and drink sodas a lot instead of fresh juice or water.

At first, I didn't see any major changes on my body:

But as time flies by, the usual "SKINNY" girl is no longer at sight, especially after my pregnancy :(

I realized that I really need to cut down my weight...and started eating and preparing alternative healthy foods like this...
Tuna Malunggay Burger

Avoiding junk foods...

...and sodas.

Due to health reasons, I am determined to have a healthy diet.   Now, I prefer drinking fresh juice because it has no harmful ingredients...
...just like what MINUTE MAID PULPY ORANGE is offering.

So okay, it’s got no preservatives added. That’s really good, right?  Not just because it doesn’t have those icky, harmful ingredients, but it also means it's like I am drinking a freshly squeezed oranges picked from a tree!  It is tantamount to say that I'm indulging the freshest orange juice from a bottle!

Believe me, I have never felt such sensation for the record...and yes, while drinking from a bottled orange juice.

So far anyone who still has a hard time believing that Minute Maid has got no preservatives added - meaning it's THAT natural, it's almost like it's plucked straight from the tree, it's just as Mother Nature wanted your orange juice to be, it's got nothing but the good stuff yes, none of those potentially toxic stuff that can harm your brain, kidneys, heart; cause tumors aargh- the list of preservatives' bad effects just go on!!! Anyway, just to prove a point on just how good Minute Maid Pulpy is 'cause it's got NO PRESERVATIVES ADDED,  I'm gonna compare a freshly squeezed orange juice with Minute Maid Pulpy:

Let's begin:

Now the comparison fight.

They are the same.

There's no difference.

Definitely both contains the same nutrients and vitamins (as I mentioned earlier).

Amazingly both have natural pulps!

 Minute Maid is more economical!

MINUTE MAID is easier to drink!  


...There's no doubt.

MINUTE MAID wins my heart ♥♥

It is proven.  THE REAL PULPY DEAL.

Getting back on shape again :)

Feels good to know about the real pulpy deal, right? C’mon show me a smile on the comment box, and you might win yourself a Really Pulpy Deal! (That’s a chance to win a Minute Maid gift pack simply by commenting. Sweet! C'mon you just might be picked as the lucky 'commentor'!)

                                -Certified Minute Maid Addict

Hey pips!  COMMENTING isn't DANGEROUS for your HEALTH! Say something pulpy or give me a smile for you might get a chance to win a month's supply of Minute Maid (if I win) ^_^

This is my Official entry for the Minute Maid's PULP UP YOUR BLOG Contest.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Army Navy Burger : Mission Accomplished!

Dear Avid Readers,

Please be informed that this blogpost was moved to my food blog:

See yah there!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Nikki's New Home

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the following: WHEN IN MANILA, and to DJ VINCE GOLANGCO for giving me a chance to join and win the When In Manila's "Steal these CamSafe Anti-Theft Bags Contest from Pixel Pro Camera Stores."   ^_^
Nikki's hopes for having a new home was granted on the evening of December 28, 2010, when this announcement was made:

Yay!  I won First Place.
One of the best gifts I have this season.
My winning entry: Click here to read.

Me and my hubby came all the way to Mellow 94.7's office to personally claim the prize, and of course, meet DJ Vince. :)
This photo was taken by my GF NIKKI.
(January 2, 2011, 7:30 am)

A snapshot of us after claiming the prize.
(Photo taken personally by DJ Vince)

Now, here's the detailed snapshots of Nikki's new home:
 CamSafe Anti-Theft Bag from Pixel Pro (worth almost 6k)

Nikki is now comfortable and happy with her new home.

My heartfelt thanks.

Start the Year Light : Neutrogena's Fine Fairness Range Kit!

Neutrogena Philippines has recently launched a Full-Range of FINE FAIRNESS that will surely give you fair and radiant skin that lasts!  In lieu to this, they have launch the "START THE YEAR LIGHT" promo, where in, the first 50 women to post photo replies on Neutrogena's Facebook Fanpage will win Full Fine Fairness Range!   The promo started December 4, 2010, and there are 4 different tasks that reflect Neutrogena's 8 special way to Hollistic Whitening.
I am so amazed to see that Neutrogena is giving away a full range kit to each winner!  How lucky am I!

I am one of the lucky winners for TASK 3 (Post a picture of how will you keep the child in you alive in 2011).

My entry: 
 I will keep the child in me alive by cuddling my hubby whenever I want something ^_^

Here's the prize which are given to each of the winners:

Php 4,900.00 worth of products

Itemized and detailed prizes:

Thanks Neutrogena!