Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jollitown was in town and we were there!

This past weekend was an exciting one for my boys because we went all the way to SMX in Pasay to check out Jollibee's Jollitown. It was called #TheBigFunEvent (yup, that's the hashtag since everything now needs a hashtag!) and it featured inflatable fun for kiddies!

All my photos from the event are taken by my iPhone. Can't bring my camera with me anymore now kasi dala-dala ko na palagi ang aking sanggol! So I'm sorry for all the blurry pics! Plus, my two older kids, si Vito and si Iñigo, were not in the mood to stay still for photos since they were all excited to see the sights.

Jollitown was open to all Jollibee Kids Club members. Tickets were sold for just P65. Non-members (like my kids) were allowed to enter the venue, too, by just signing up to be a JKC member for P100. Super mura and may free lunch—regular Yum and a drink—and loot bag na yan! That's why dinumog ang event grabe. We were there at 10:30 a.m. (gates opened at 10 a.m.) and ang haba-haba-haba na ng pila! Super excited lahat—bata at matanda!

Check out these giant Jollibee favorites. My kids were so amazed. We all wanted a Jolly Hotdog!

There was a TON of stuff to do! It was very overwhelming. Each child was given a passport and they get stamps and freebies for every station they visited. So syempre kung gusto mo ng maraming toys, bibisitahin mo talaga lahat ng stations!
Vito playing a dancing game. He can really follow the steps!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Is Colgate's new launch the best toothpaste ever?!

Last week, I went all the way to Marriott in Pasay to witness the launch of what could possibly be the best toothpaste ever invented: the Colgate Sugar Acid Neutralizer toothpaste.

As we all know (or at least I think it's common knowledge from all the toothpaste commercials we see!), toothpaste prevents tooth decay in five ways:

1. The fluoride strengthens the tooth enamel from plaque and the formation of cavities.
2. Together with the abrasive ingredients in toothpaste, the brushing motion removes food particles and plaque that sticks to the surface of the teeth. Cleaner teeth also means whiter teeth.
3. Toothpaste also kills bacteria in the mouth.
4. Brushing teeth also stimulates the production of saliva. Saliva makes it difficult for bacteria and plaque to stick to teeth.
5. With the removal of food particles and bacteria, the mouth smells better. Some toothpastes have mouthwash, too.

As you can tell, being a Lotte Xylitol digital ambassador last year has taught me a lot about dental care! Anyway, I remember thinking back then, during Xylitol's dental health seminars, I remember thinking that all we can do is defend teeth from bacteria and plaque. How come we can't come up with a way to attack the elements that cause cavities?

And that's why I was pretty impressed when Colgate revealed its new toothpaste!

Monday, October 27, 2014

The best breast milk storage bags ever!

Piero is turning 4 months old next week and he's still exclusively breastfed. All my kids got their mama's milk—Vito for 13 months, Iñigo for 22 months—so that means I've been breastfeeding since 2010! Oh my goodness! And since I always let the kids wean on their own, who knows when Piero will stop?

Anyway, breastfeeding has its ups and downs but the downs have definitely been eased by helpful tools like HoneySuckle Breastmilk Storage Bags. Possibly the best milk storage bags ever!!! I am so happy with them, I had to share it over on my Instagram!

I've used a number of milk storage materials before but this is the first time I'm really liking the act of storing my milk, like, I really super enjoy it! Haha, I'm so babaw. But really, it's not so babaw especially when you want to make sure...

(a) Your precious breast milk doesn't get wasted by spilling out of leaky containers;
(b) Your milk stays pure and clean; and
(c) You have space in your freezer.

Here's what it looks like:
Looks like any storage bag, right? Well, it's more than that and better in so many ways!

1. I love the design. It can lie flat in the freezer to save space, but the bottom opens up so you can make it stand on the counter. That way, when you're transferring milk into it, there's no spillage!
2. It has two seals to ensure no spills whatsoever!
3. It has a pour spout making it easy for me to pour out milk—again, no spills!
4. The plastic is BPA-free. And it's thick. Tough plastic. Will not be destroyed by the freezer frost or by my toddler's playfulness when he chanced upon a bag of milk and ran away with it, trying to open it to get to the milk inside!
5. The write-on tab lets me write on it with a ballpoint pen! Other storage materials, I had to use a permanent marker.
6. It's the best in the market but it's not expensive at all!

Here's how I use it:
I just use a manual pump now. I like that I pump milk and strengthen my grip at the same time!
Even the packaging takes up so little space in my cupboards!
 I like that you can write on it using a ballpen, a color marker, even a pencil!
It can stand on its own!
I froze it flat and look—no spills!

I love my HoneySuckle Breastmilk Storage Bags! And this isn't a sponsored post!

You can get a box of 25 pre-sterilized, biodegradable, BPA-free, super thick and tough, affordable HoneySuckle milk bags for just P399 at Rustan's Department Store. Mwah!

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