DON’T BREAK A BIRD’S WINGS AND THEN TELL IT TO FLY

Read the title again, “Don’t Break a Bird’s Wings and then Tell it to Fly“. Ano nga ba ang ibig sabihin nito?

  • Don’t break a heart and then tell it to love.

WOW ha. Hindi ganun kadali magmahal o magmahal ‘ulit’ after a heartbreak.

  • Don’t break a soul and then tell it to be happy.

Pwedeng related din ito sa una kong sinabi. Of course, kapag bnreak mo heart, kasama na n’yan ‘matic yung lungkot. Or if not in that case, any frustrations makes one sad. Lalo na kung you’ve given much effort, dedication and all tapos masasaktan ka lang pala. Tapos sasabihin sa’yo just be happy. OH my, easy to say. Hindi gano’n kabilis magrecover. Oo, eventually, magiging masaya ka rin naman sa mga bagong mangyayari sa buhay mo pero hindi agad-agad. Lalo pa’t part na yun ng memory ng isang tao, kahit matagal nang tapos na.

  • Don’t judge people and expect them to stand by your side.

Ano ka, hilo? Isa sa pinakamasakit na gagawin mo sa isang tao ay i-judge s’ya based on haka-haka, tsismis, inggit, or whatever. Who wants that? Kahit ikaw ayaw mong ma-judge di ba? So now, in case jinudge mo ang isang tao then after some time, you need his/her help or support, would you expect na that person will stand by your side? Na ipagtatanggol ka n’ya? Na tutulungan ka n’ya? Na susuportahan ka n’ya? I doubt. Same goes sa relationship… Jinudge mo yung ka-relasyon mo, nagduda ka, meron kang trust issues kahit never ka naman n’yang niloko or whatever, do you think tatagal ang relasyon n’yo? Pwedeng patawarin ka n’ya ngayon o intindihin, pero pano kung paulit-ulit na ganun ang ginagawa mo? Wag mo nang i-expect na tatagal s’ya sa’yo o sa relasyon n’yo. Masakit sobra nag ma-judge ng wala ka namang ginagawang masama.

Life is about giving and taking. You cannot expect to give bad and receive good. Vice versa, you cannot expect to give good and receive bad. Sa lahat ng gagawin mo, always take time to THINK FIRST. 🙂

SM Cares Mounts Pregnancy Care Talk, Serenade for Expecting Moms

Expecting mothers were treated to an afternoon of informative discussion on pregnancy and good health as well as an hour-long serenade of soothing music at SM Cares“Mama’s Lullaby, A Musical Event for Expecting Mothers”.

Held at the Event Center of SM Megamall, pregnant mothers from different walks of life attended the event which aims to promote good health and well-being of mothers and their unborn child through safe pregnancy and delivery.  SM Cares organized the event in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number three (Good Health and Well-being) to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, and to support the women in its community.

“Today we celebrate your pregnancy because this is, by far, the most wonderful experience a woman can have. That is why we at SM Cares came up with this event – to show our support to all moms out there, and to let you know that we are with you every step of the way,” said Berna Velasco, program director for SM Cares Program on Women and Breastfeeding.

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Celebrate Easter with Delicious Italian Flair

Italy is one of the countries in the world with the biggest, longest and most festive Easter celebration.

Pasqua, as Easter is called in Italy, starts weeks before the Holy Week. Italians hold solemn processions, masses and 24-hour religious rituals like Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross. The celebration continues until the end of April with joyous traditions like Easter meals, dances, concerts and other surprises.

One of these traditions, and the sweetest of them all, is the abundance of uova di Pasqua al cioccolato or chocolate Easter eggs. This Easter, Villa Del Conte perfectly recreates this festive celebration through a fun and colorful Easter egg packaged chocolates. Masterfully crafted in Padova, Italy, these rich and decadent artisanal chocolates are packaged in a fun, creative, and adorable Easter egg packaging.

Choose the chocolates included in your Villa Del Conte Easter Bunny Treat: 3 pcs. Praline Balls, 4 pcs. Bonta Pralines, or 7 pcs. 5g squares in pastel-colored Easter wrapper.

Celebrate Easter the Italian way and get these uova di Pasqua al cioccolato from Villa Del Conte.

Visit Villa del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte. 

Meat-Free Meal Prepared The Way You Like It

Enjoy sumptuous meat-less meals this Lenten season at Isla Sugbu Seafood City at Venice Grand Canal Mall in Taguig City.

At Isla Sugbu Seafood City, you can abstain from meat by opting for its unique offering called Paluto All-You-Can. Select from a wide array of fresh and live seafood and have it cooked the way you like it until you have your fill.

If you do not have any dish in mind, you can choose from its delectable selection of best-selling dishes such as Salted Egg Shrimp, Oysters topped with Garlic and Cheese, Fresh Crabs in Chili Sauce, Squid in Garlic Teriyaki Sauce and Steamed Parrot Fish. Whether you want something extravagant or just a simple, well-cooked dish, Seafood City is ready to serve appetizing meals for you and your family and friends.

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Get Your Green ON at SM Southmall’s “WEEKEND MARKET”

It’s the time of the year again as SM Southmall launches its second year of the ‘Weekend Market‘ – with more than 20 exhibitors joining at the Food Street Area!

As part of SM Southmall’s sustainability effort, they are bringing exhibitors like Pinkie’s Farm and Berde, to name a few. Bring your old Pinkie’s Farm’s bottle and get as much as P10 rebate on your purchase or bring the following items for upcycling by Berde: glass jars, tin cans, or old/broken mugs.

You can also shop for quality and affordable items for you and your loved ones from practically across-the-board stalls including a wide array of eco-friendly items from food to beauty and home essentials.

SM Southmall’s Weekend Market has got it all for you! Hop in starting March 1st from 11am to 9pm.

#SeeYouDownSouth #ILoveSMSouthmall

My Everyday Makeup

Here’s how I do my makeup routine…

I start it by cleansing my face with Neutrogena Deep Clean facial cleanser. I like this facial cleanser because I can really feel that it cleanses deep down my face, removing dirt and oil. And yes, I have an oily face. Then, I rinse and wipe it off.

Afterwards, I use Fresh Skinlab’s Jeju Aloe Ice wipes. This is actually a makeup remover. However, I like wiping my face with this before applying makeup because it has a cooling effect on the skin. Aside from that, I feel like it cleanses my face more and hydrates my skin too!

Next, I apply makeup base by Jazzy Collection. I only put small amount on my palm (about 3 drops) and it can already cover my entire face. Sometimes, I use Myra’s Vitaglow BB cream as base.

Then, I apply Ever Bilena’s Pro Flawless Finish Foundation (liquid) and blend it well with blending brush. For the dark circles in my eyes, I use Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind which is a treatment concealer for dark circles. I like this product because it does its job well and it’s easy to apply. You just need to twist it until the product reaches the brush portion and then you apply it directly. Then, I use Ever Bilena’s Concealer stick (medium shade), to cover scars, pimples (if there’s any), as well as the deep lines at the side of my nose (in between nose and corner of lips) on my face. Then, I cover everything with EB Advance Compact Powder, in the shade of natural white.

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Villa Del Conte Introduces New Delicious Flavors

Chocoholics have more reasons to indulge. Villa Del Conte has launched a new set of mouthwatering dark chocolate flavors.

The best selling chocolate Pralines are now available in White Cream Cheese Cake flavor with Amaretto Grains filling. Get the praline ball covered in thick dark chocolate and soft cream cheese made from the highest quality of milk and cheese or the luscious combo of chewy amaretto grains. There are also two new Dragees flavors: Extra Dark Chocolate covered Pearls Bretzel, which perfectly blends sweet and salty to liven up the senses, and Extra Dark Chocolate covered roasted coffee bean that is not only aromatically pleasing but also deliciously addictive!

These new decadent treats are available at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk orders and to know more about Villa Del Conte’s indulgent creations, contact 893-2575, visit http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram: @VillaDelContePh and on Twitter: @villadelconte.