Monday, August 18, 2014

Sen. Miriam Santiago on 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Interesting... 'Fifty Shades of Grey' has been a must-read to many reading enthusiasts like me... And seeing this news over the web interests me more. See how Miriam Defensor Santiago becomes interested in getting in the loop and asks the POV's and insights of the netizens.

Read more here...

Should Miriam read 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?
By Kim Arveen Patria | Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom 

Producers and distributors of the controversial book-turned-movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” are drumming up excitement in the Philippines, and the hype has piqued the interest of a prominent reader.

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who is still on leave of absence after announcing that she is battling stage 4 lung cancer, turned to social media to ask whether she should read the book.

“Still unopened 50 Shades of Grey set in my library. Should I read these? What do you think?” the senator said on her official Facebook page, much to her followers’ amusement.

Her post came with a photo of the set of books authored by E.L. James, the first of which was published in 2011. The novels, which have erotic themes, received varying response from readers.

As for Santiago’s post, most of the commenters called the book “poorly written.” They were split, however, on whether the senator should read the book, citing varying reasons.

“Waste of time. But please do and tell us what you think,” Facebook user Sabrina Sanchez said in her comment. Danny Ching agreed, adding, “Move on to ridding the country of criminals. Pagaling kayo.”

“Set it on fire, bury the ash, have it blessed,’ Faith Engracia commented. Facebook user Norman Sison, for his part, said, “Read the Bible instead, Senator. Praying for you. God bless you.”

Other commenters were political. “Just read it and run for president in 2016,” Adrian Solis quipped. Ariel Nievera said, “Give it to Seksi, Pogi at Tanda so they have something to read in prison.”
Readers like Ronnie Gicana, however, urged the senator to find deeper meaning in the novels, saying it can be seen as a “psychological exercise about women used as an object of desire.”

“This is a very good subject of discussion on how far women can be used without the feeling of being abused bordering mania,” Ronnie Gicana said in a comment on the senator’s Facebook post.

Other readers also warned against dismissing any form of literature as “low.” “Reading is never a waste of time! Read it! Give us your intellectual review then…” Rizalina Rendon Ventic said.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” has been adapted into movies. Earlier this month, rumors swirled that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has banned the film in the country.

MTRCB Chair Toto Villareal has however denied the reports, saying his agency has yet to review the film. “Neither has the MTRCB received any trailer material for review,” he told Yahoo Philippines.

We truly love Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

And oh by the way, hubby and I are excited to watch 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the Movie.  :-)

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Gasgas Pinas : The Most Reliable Fuel-Saving App

Photo Credit: Gasgas Pinas®
Hey, followers, fellow bloggers and dear virtual friends, have some good news. Read on and grab this 'fuel-saving app' the soonest time possible!

Want to save money on your gas expenses? Wish to battle against continual oil price hike? With today's costly fuel prices, you certainly need the best tools and fuel-saving apps available to help you save money at the pump!

Worry no more! Gasgas Pinas is here to help you out.   

Gasgas Pinas is the only fuel-saving app made by Filipinos for Filipinos. Developed as an initiative to provide the general driving public with such access to current fuel prices in gas stations in their vicinity, everyone can now enjoy the glee, ease and convenience on getting real-time price updates with real-time peso savings!

Worry-free and Budget-friendly Road Trip and Holiday Escape
Today, we can all travel as much as we want and be able to save tons of money on gas fuel. With just a few taps and touches on our phones, Gasgas Pinas' consumers can now easily locate the most inexpensive fuel price/s in the city and fill up on a budget. 

How Does It Work?
As you set your 'style' on the road, look ahead at the map and see fuel prices down the road as compared to current location. Since the price of gas is often extremely volatile, posted gas prices may vary as much as 20% within only a few blocks away from each other. 

Having that in mind, we all want to be aware of where exactly to gas up. Of course, it is only at the gas station/s that can give us the cheapest and most affordable deal.

This turn-by-turn gas navigation app with real-time price updates with real-time peso savings also gives its consumers other perks and treats.  

The features on this app include acquiring information about gas prices, introducing gas types available, locating gas stations within the vicinity of the user, and many others. Along with this, there are general announcements of news and useful tips related to the gas industry, and most of all, a point system where one can win prizes, road maps, fuel mileage, and a lot more.

Its Noble Mission 
The creative minds behind this innovation stands that it is their civic duty to do their part to help others in their own ways and means. Through this fuel-saving app, no one has to fill up at a specific station when a better price is just down the corner or just somewhere very near.

See, all these and more when you make Gasgas Pinas your most reliable travel buddy.

Have a safe and happy trip!  Enjoy each ride!


Mommy Mai

Saturday, July 5, 2014

DJ Mo Twister and the Estrada's on Twitter War

I am not for Mo. And I haven't been a fan of his works, thoughts and even words. BUT not this time, I certainly go for you, DJ Mo Twister! Though he still uses harsh words and practices his 'big mouth' (as what netizens term/tag him), he probably uses it 'right' this time.

He is not perfect. He is very controversial. But his being so outspoken this time is applauded by many netizens. Perhaps, many of us have found DJ Mo our 'instant ally' in this 'nakakaumay-nakakasawa-paulit-ulit-paikot-ikot-at-tama-na' issue.

Let me know your insights!

Crime does not pay. Justice must be served. 

Filipino's hard-earned money must be wisely spent. 

Politics is DIRTY!   'Oh, tuwid na daan, nasaan ka ba?'

Long Live, Anti-Corruption Advocates!

Who won the Mo Twister vs Estradas Twitter debate? Read more details ...  HERE.

More NEWS --- HERE

The Back Story --- Rappler.Com

MANILA, Philippines - It's been a week since alleged Instagram posts of Senator Jinggoy Estrada's son Joseph Luis Manuel "Jolo" showing his luxurious lifestyle caught the attention of netizens.

The senator is involved in the biggest corruption scandal that ever hit the Philippine Senate: the Pork Barrel Scam.

On Thursday, July 3, disc jockey Mo Twister asked his Twitter followers if the 21-year-old was on the microblogging site because he "was hoping to cyberbully him."

His tweet elicited replies not from Jolo, but from his siblings.

Julian Estrada, Jolo's younger brother, replied to the call-out asking the outspoken DJ to "be professional."

DJ Mo Twister, full name Mohan Gumatay, hit back at the young Star Magic actor triggering an explicit Twitter exchange.

More Back Stories HERE and HERE.


Praying for the truth, hoping for the best!

We want 'genuine' JUSTICE!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy Optrimax Plum Delite to a Healthier and Better You

Optrimax Plum Delite  is a pickled plum with probiotics, green tea and pu-er tea mix (from Singapore) that is scientifically proven to aid in colon cleansing, detoxification and even in weight loss management. 

The whole plum, specially pickled with probiotics, Green Tea and Pu-er Tea powder, provides a good source of fiber and promotes regular healthy bowel movements, ensuring the easy removal of waste materials (harmful toxins) from our digestive system.

The Wonders of the PLUM: What Plum Delite can do?
1. Improves intestinal health with healthy probiotics;
2. Minimizes health and wellness problems with effective detoxification; and, 
3. Helps you achieve desirable weight with reduced fat absorption. 

Plums are handpicked when they are 70-80% ripe to assure that only the most succulent plums are chosen. 

These first-class plums are then meticulously pickled over 6 months in a premium concoction using special vats for that proprietary good taste.

Micro-punctures made in the skin prior to the pickling process to optimize the pickled taste and allow thorough permeation of the probiotics and tea mix for maximum effects thereafter.

Plums provide a zero-fat and low-calorie, good-tasting source of fiber.

Probiotics improve intestinal health and promote effective detoxification, minimizing beauty and health problems while helping you attain that slim silhouette and get back to your ideal or preferred weight.

Green Tea and Pu-er Tea mix reduces fat absorption, empowering you to achieve your desirable body weight at a faster pace.

Give a box a try for only Php 1200.00!
Each box has 10 packets (good for 10 days). 
Take one PLUM a day, feel light and see amazing results. 

No constipation. Say goodbye to that ‘bloated’ feeling even after you burp and all. You may also be surprised as to how you lose some pounds and begin to feel good about yourself. 

Its effects vary from one person to another. So, try the amazing plums today and begin that healthy lifestyle. 

What’s best? 
For you to see optimum results, you must go for the Optrimax Plum Delite’s 30-day program. Buy THREE boxes for only Php 3600.00 or be a member to avail discounts and rebates.

Sad to say, with so many health and diet fads nowadays, only very few are true to what they claim. Most of them are either artificial health products or worst fake slimming pills and tablets. 

Say ‘NO’ to these ‘false ads’ and go for the safe and effective ways to stay fit and healthy. Cleanse and detoxify the natural way without putting your optimum health at risks.  

With that, you can be assured that you need not to go against our body’s natural mechanisms and would never have to deprive yourself to enjoy life! 

Optrimax Plum Delite prides itself with these notable recognitions from reliable institutions and organizations.

Why did I become a distributor and reseller of Optrimax Plum Delite?

More than the potential of earning much from this great and innovative breakthrough on health and weigh loss, it is the desire of reaching out to others to help them cleanse and detoxify their system especially their colons.  Through this, we all get healthy and wealthy. 

To be a reseller or distributor, contact me today and let’s talk about health and business. Text or call me now!  

For inquiries and more info, call/text Miss My at 0915.871.8721 or 0943.336.8546.

Optrimax Plum Delite is a product of BWL Group Life Harmony and is based in many countries in Asia including BWL Philippines.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Optrimax Plum Delite - Effective for PCOS, Hormonal Imbalance, Colon Detoxification and Weight Loss?

Months ago, I was doing my freelance work over the web when I came across this product, Optrimax Plum Delite. I got curious, and so I did some rigid research about it. 

Little did I know that I was beginning to like the product and would want to grab my own THREE boxes, good for a month program. Of course, I knew it from the start that it isn't really magic, it takes time to see the positive health effects.

Optrimax Plum Delite, Marilao - 0915-871-8721
Too good to be true
Believe it or not, I was so surprised to see my friends, former batch mates and colleagues who have been using Optrimax Plum Delite for months now. They really have lost pounds! 

Speechless, I suddenly felt so eager to try it too. I thought, if the 'change' happened in them, I believe it would also work for me. 

I talked to my other friends and acquaintances and asked their first-hand experiences and inputs on this miracle product intended for colon cleansing and detoxification. They generously shared their experiences and even the things they felt and encountered after taking this natural fruit. 

More than becoming fit or getting back into their shapes when we were all single, young and active as well as Optrimax Plum Delite's significant aid on weight management, they all would like to be healthy. Since we are not getting any younger, we must resort to natural ways of staying fit and healthy not just for ourselves but for our families and loved ones. 

The Good News
And yes, I fianlly gave it a try. I contacted my Elementary batch mate, Julie, who kept on sending me messages for me to give it a try. (She's being so makulit made me decide to buy my THREE boxes from her. Kakulitan works great wonders in sales, you know. Nope, I think she's just really persistent, wanting to also help me get preggy again.)

My experiences will be shared to you, my dear readers, in the next posts. I will surely update you with this. 

Buy and give it a try!  No harmful side effects, just the natural way of body cleansing and detoxification.

For more information and details, feel free to contact this number 0923-569-6739.

Thank you!

Cheers to a healthier you!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Pray and Attend Holy Mass at St. Padre Pio Chapel - Libis, Eastwood

After a meeting last Friday, April 11, 2014, I went straight to St. Padre Pio Chapel in Bagumbayan, Quezon City (Eastwood area). I was really overwhelmed that finally I was able to say a prayer, ask His grace to have another child, a daughter, and also offer our intentions.

The chapel is so serene, a perfect sanctuary to get closer to GOD and feel His presence.

In this season of Lent, let us devote more time to communicate with GOD as we move closer to Him, enjoy and love His creations, and most of all, let His will be done.

We trust in YOU, our Heavenly Father. We know and we claim that our healthy, smart and lovable princess, our daughter Eiea is on her way, in Your time.

Thanks be to GOD.

In prayers and in faith,

Mommy Mai

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina Chapel 
RER Compound 188 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C-5) Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City, PHIL

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina

“Pray, hope, and don’t worry! Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer. Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips but with your heart. In fact, on certain occasions, you should speak to Him only with your heart.”

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Grab a Regent's Yasai Today - We Love Yasai

Yasai is a must-try. Grab yours today and fall in love just like us. Yum! 

Hubby and I have a new snack buddy - Regent's Yasai vegetable-flavored snack. Nakakaadik ang sarap, siguro dahil kakaiba at hindi nakakasawa.

Though we still eat chips and crackers in moderation, we see to it that Regent's Yasai is a must-have in our shopping cart.  For only Php 13.00, you could be able to enjoy its exquisite texture and flavor that are complemented by its perfect crunchiness and its sweet and spicy taste. 

Available in your leading supermarkets nationwide.

Potato Starch, Potato Powder, Sugar, Vegetable Shortening, Iodized Salt, Vegetable Powder, Soy Sauce Powder, Chili Powder, Monosodium Glutamate

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Batch 2014 Graduates - Congratulations! Eieo is In!

March 2014 - This is considered to be the perfect time to reap the fruits of your labor and hard work, the best time to reward and express your gratitude to your loving parents. Another milestone, continuing life's journey to live it to the fullest and to become that 'someone' you've always wanted and prayed to be. 

March 25, 2014 @ 8 a.m. - Eieo's Baccalaureate Mass and Graduation Ceremony at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy, Sta. Rosa, Marilao, Bulacan

Truly, graduating pre-elementary (a.k.a. preparatory, kindergarten, casa) is more of a milestone than an accomplishment. Seeing him happy and proud of what he has learned and achieved is far better than his being a top student. Seeing him with his friends at school and inviting them to come over our place to play and for him to share his toys have been some of the perks a mom and a dad could ever experience as their kiddo is having so much fun at the preparatory school. And most of all, the 'unsolicited' good feedback and remarks from his teachers, fellow students and even other parents are really music to our ears.

Eieo humbly takes pride of his achievements even at his very young age. Oh well, they say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and in this case, we know that our little prince is on his way. Good job, son! Thank you for always making us feel blessed, happy and proud. Dad and I have always felt our worth and we both know that we're doing a great job - all because of you. 

Eieo is a gift from GOD... and so we continuously share our blessings to the world even in our own little ways. To GOD be the Glory! 

Hopefully, GOD will bless us with another kid, a daughter, Eiea ... and this will surely make the three of us very happy, the happiest family ever. 

Anyway, we would also like to greet my dearest BIG sons and daughters in the academe, BSE 4A and 4B, MQAPCians, congratulations on your graduation. You all made it! xoxo

You will all be in our prayers for we are with you in spirit and in faith. Remember what I always tell you - Be blessed and be a blessing, be inspired and be an inspiration, and most of all, always pass the good deeds on. 

Love lots,

Mommy Mai

Monday, March 17, 2014

Juice on Philippines - Juicing Fruits and Vegetables to a New You

I joined 'Juice on Philippines' and began my healthy sips of these very nutritious and refreshing drink - the Filipino way.

From its FB page: Juice On Philippines is a community that inspires others to get into the habit of juicing fresh fruit and vegetables. This page envisions an active and lively discussion with recipes, tips and stories from like-minded people.

As I wish to conceive and stay healthy, I look for many ways to make things work for me naturally. And one of them is this - juicing fresh fruits and vegetables.

You have to try them, too.   :-)

Mean Green
Camote Tops
Green Apple

Love Potion

Big C Buster
Red Apple

Max Booster
Red Apple

Heartful Delight
Red Cabbage
*lemon or ginger

Power Juice
Red Apple

VV Surprise

Divine Dreamsicle Juice
1 apple
1/4 pineapple
1 sweet potato
4 – 6 carrots

Happy Heart

Healthy Living Juice
Green Apple

Morning Joe

Other options:
KKK recipe
1/6 pc. Kalabasa (Squash)
1/2 pc. Kamatis (Tomato)
1 pc. Kiwi

Broccoli Juice
4 carrots (smaller)
6 strawberries
1 broccoli stalk

Cheers to a healthier and happier you!
Let's drink to that - the healthiest and yummiest juice ever!

Love lots,

Mommy Mai

PS. All recipes and photo credits respectfully go to Juice on Philippines. 

Visit its FB page today and see how it tends to help us all grow, live and stay healthy - changing our diet and lifestyle. 

Juicing fruits and vegetables has never been this easy and oh so yummy. 
Refreshing, indeed! XOXO

Monday, March 3, 2014

Pray, Work and Love - Let's Pass the Good Deeds on

Hubby and I have been an inspiration to many lives - even in our own little ways. Yes, we have been passing the good deeds on since day 1 and sharing our blessings to others. And we know that Eieo is a gift from above, fruit of our labor, reward for doing acts of kindness, and many others. He is indeed God's blessing, such a great bundle of joy. We couldn't thank God enough for giving us such a wonderful kiddo - smart, bibo, loving, adorable! 

Getting pregnant is very hard for me since I have PCOS, hormonal imbalances, ovulation disorder, etc. And since I have been undergoing several baby dancing work-ups and activities (i.e. medications, therapies, etc.) - all these things just to conceive again and be blessed with another kiddo, a daughter whom we'll be named as Eiea.

After rigid consultations with my Ob-Gynecologist (a specialist in high-risk pregnancy, infertility and pregnancy loss) and a year of regular, bi-monthly check-ups and ultrasounds, hubby and I finally decided to engage in Chinese alternative medicines and routines (i.e. fertility acupuncture, ventosa, massage, etc.) - these sessions shall be done at least once or twice a week. Though each session may be really expensive, we are willing to invest in these activities just to have Eiea (with God's grace). All for Eieo's happiness and for Eiea.  :-)

To know the good news, please see details below for your information and reference for we have found great people to help us and to extend their expertise and guidance in our desire to bear another baby, our unica hija.

Sr. Regina Liu, SMIC
St. Francis Health Care Clinic 
#19 Panay Avenue, Quezon City Philippines
Telephone: 02-373-5503
Mobile: 0917-541-5464
Sr. Regina Liu (Chinese name is Shengrong Liu)

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Binondo
3/F Lucky China Town Mall, Binondo, Manila

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Wilson
Wilson St. Cor. P. Guevarra, Greenhills, San Juan (Beside Asiatrust)

Wellness Sanctuary Clinic - Makati
Makati City Ansa II Bldg. Rm. 203 Pasong Tamo, Makati City

God bless us all.


Mommy Mai