Posted in Events, Workshops

National Bookstore Summer Day Camp 2016!

Still thinking what, where and which summer workshop to choose for your kids? You may wanna check this out…


Create a DIY art project with Crayola this summer! Join the National Bookstore Summer Day Camp at these branches on any of these dates:

NBS Megamall – April 2, 3, 23, 24 (2-5pm)
NBS Greenbelt – April 9, 10, 16, 17 (2-5pm)

Registration is FREE but slots are limited to 25 per workshop!

Sign up here:

Find them on FB/Instagram @OgalalaWorld or at for inquiries.

Posted in Promos

The doctor is always ‘IN’ with MediCard’s My Pocket Doctor

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, gives a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, anywhere with the My Pocket Doctor.




Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, says, “My Pocket Doctor is definitely a game changer especially in the medical field. It is also our way of using modernized technology to make medical consultations handy for everyone. With less waiting time, patients can now get in touch easily with a medical doctor and get consultations instantly, at the comfort of their homes or offices.”


To use My Pocket Doctor, simply register on the My Pocket Doctor website ( or via the app through the App Store or Google Play Store and wait for an activation link with username and password. Users can also register via text by sending their email address and cellphone number to 29290DOCTOR (or 2929036-2867) and wait for a call from a nurse to complete their one-time registration.


After registration, a nurse will call the member for assessment to schedule the consultation with one of their doctors. A medical doctor will call the patient for a check-up and give prescriptions or instructions. Video call via webcam can also be done during medical consultation for cases that need visual assessment such as skin rashes.


My Pocket Doctor has highly competent, well-trained and unbiased medical doctors from Europe and Philippines who can cover up to 70% of all health issues in a consultation and are available 24/7, ensuring members an accessible and credible medical service.


The MediCard My Pocket Doctor Card is for sale at P450 at select MediCard free-standing clinics. Soon, the card will be also sold online through MediCard’s online store.

Posted in Food & Drinks

Make Every Day a TACO BELL Day

Craving the freshest and crunchiest tacos and burritos from Taco Bell? Now, you can get your quick fix every day of the week – at a more affordable price – with Taco Bell’s Daily Deal promotion.


Enjoy a Taco Bell Daily Deal meal from Monday through Thursday!
Enjoy a Taco Bell Daily Deal meal from Monday through Thursday!


Due to the popularity of Taco Tuesday last year, Taco Bell’s Daily Deals have gotten even more exciting as they let you enjoy your favorite Mexican meal on a daily basis without busting your budget!


Look forward to the first day of the week with the Burrito Monday meal! Welcome Mondays with your favorite Beef Burrito Supreme plus any soda of your choice at only P109, saving as much as P55.


Avail of Taco Bell’s signature meal at least once a week with Taco Tuesdays! Tuck into a Crunchy Taco Supreme with your preferred softdrink for only P89, down from P114.


Get past what’s been called “hump day” or the middle of the week with Nacho Wednesdays! Let a Bucket Nachos snack with a drink give you that extra push to get through work, school or a game for only P109, saving you P35.


Finally, round up the week with the warm, cheesy Quesadilla Thursday meal! Enjoy a Beef and Cheese Quesadilla with your preferred soda for only P139, down from its original price of P164.


Spend your summer with the hottest Daily Deals only at Taco Bell!


Learn more about Taco Bell’s Daily Deals:

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Instagram account-


Search and use the hashtag #TacoBellPHL across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



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Legaspi Village, Makati City
Tel: +63 2 8939355


Posted in Tips & Ideas

DIY Block Letters

Alright, I am done with my simple personalized loot bags tutorial. Now, I am going to teach you how to make block letters from used milk boxes.


Block letters can be used as decorations for parties and occasions, or fun way to add personal touch to your baby’s or kid’s room.


Materials needed:

🔨 Old/Used Boxes
🔨 Ruler
🔨 Pencil
🔨 Scissors
🔨 Glue Gun
🔨 Glue Sticks
🔨 Masking Tape
🔨 Spray Paint
🔨 Letter Patterns (Optional)


Some stores sell block letters or pre-cut letters, but it would likely be more expensive.


Since I have collected a LOT of milk boxes, I’ll be using them for this project. That is one importance of NOT throwing things which you think could be recycled in the future.




Let’s get started!


First, draw your desired letter on the cardboard/box. You may use letter patterns if you have or draw them freely. In this case, I utilized our room’s floor puzzle letters and trace them.





Next, cut out those letters with your scissors. Curves might be hard to cut especiallyif you have big scissors; you may switch using smaller ones or if you don’t have, cutter can also do the job. Be careful!




Bear in mind that you have yo prepare front and back letters. Now, prepare the connecting strips to your desired width. I made my connecting strips 2 inches wide and cut many 10mm sizes on each side so that it will be more pliable and I can easily form the shape of the letter.




Once you have the strips, you may start lining them around the edges with the support of masking tape inside. Use glue sticks to join them with the letters. (I originally used liquid glue and paste them but it didn’t work so I decided to use glue sticks.)






Finish all the letters needed and make them lively with the help of spray paint. Mine was just simple, one color, I chose blue to match my son’s birthday theme. Let them dry. I suggest you buy a quick dry spray paint.






You can be as creative as you can to design the block letters. You may use different colors or you can add some accents like buttons, pebbles, or shells. Some like to put glitters, too.


Place them in a nice spot where your guests can easily notice.












Hope you liked this tutorial!



Posted in Events, Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event: Ipanema with Stark

I have received recently an invitation to an event IPANEMA WITH STARCK.image

To be honest, I am familiar with Ipanema but not Stark. So I “Googled” it…


Brazilian shoe brand Ipanema has partnered with world-renowned creator Philippe Starck for Ipanema with STARCK, a Spring/Summer 2016 collection that reimagines footwear. Starck lends his talent for minimal and organic design to re-envision a collection of modern, elegant sandals accessible to purveyors of stylish and smart innovation worldwide.


Wow! I can’t wait to attend! I hope I can have a pair. #fingerscrossed


I’ll tell more about the products after the event. Bye!



Posted in Tips & Ideas

DIY Captain America Loot Bags

My son’s 5th birthday is coming and I am so much excited doing my yearly DIY decorations for his birthday party. Not only that I make it personalized but I also save money because I won’t need to order customized loot bags from party suppliers (which may cost higher).

The first DIY party needs that I will share with you is the loot bag. The theme for my son’s 5th birthday is Captain America. My sister and I had a little brainstorming on the design. Then, I bought the raw materials needed.


🎈 plain paper bag
🎈 ruler
🎈 pencil
🎈 blue foil (palara)
🎈 sticker paper
🎈 double adhesive
🎈 scissors

The paper bags I bought originally costs Php 15.00. I bargained 15 pieces for the price of Php 10.00 each. The vendor accepted. Yey!

I bought a cheap matte sticker paper. And then printed our design at my dad’s house. Haha! So, the print is totally FREE! 😊

Alright, so how to put them all together?

1. Measure the blue foil of the desired thickness. This one is measured as two inches in width. Then cut it.


2. Put double adhesive. I preferred using double adhesive rather than glue because it’s not sticky and messy to apply, and you won’t need to wait for it to dry. Attach it in the middle of the paper bag.


3. Cut the outline of the sticker. Our logo/design measures 3.5×3.5 inches.


4. Stick it at the middle of the paper bag. The sticker shows the party type (birthday), name of the celebrant, and “Thank you for coming”.


5. Cut another blue foil with the same width as the one we created earlier and stick it in the middle at the back of the paper bag.


6. Repeat the same procedure for the entire loot bags.


That’s it! Then put all the treats inside the personalized loot bags. Some of the suggeations are toys, candies, chocolates, and art stuffs. You can actually put anything that you think a child would love see upon opening the loot bag.

I have printed small logos, too. I will be using them to seal the loot bags once filled with treats.


Now, I’m finally done with one DIY project for my son’s birthday. It’s time to jot down my menu for tomorrow’s groceries. Good night! 😊


Posted in Health

When Allergy Attacks on a Maundy Thursday

I know most of the families and friends are on a vacation today, and probably they spent it swimming in beaches or out of town. With me, I planned to spend this day preparing all the decorations for my son’s birthday on Sunday.

And since my grandmother is here in Cavite for the Holy Week vacation, my sister and I decided to do all these birthday projects at my mom’s house where she stays. When we arrived there, my dad showed us a live native chicken at their backyard which he said was bought from a neighbor the other day. My kids were excited to watch the chicken and at the same time afraid to go near.

Continue reading “When Allergy Attacks on a Maundy Thursday”

Posted in Announcements, News

Banking Operations for Holy Week 2016

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Please be advised for the banking schedules of the major banks here in the Philippines for this coming Holy Week 2016.


  • BDO
    • Closed: March 24-27, 2016
    • ATM and online channels will be available


  • BPI
    • Closed: March 24-27, 2016
    • System maintenance: March 24 9PM – March 25 9PM (Banking channels will be unavailable during this period.)


  • China Bank
    • Closed: March 24-26, 2016
    • E-channels and Tellerphone will be available


  • EastWest Bank
    • Closed: March 24-25, 2016
    • Selected mall-based branches: open from 10am-5pm
    • E-channels and customer service hotline will be available


  • Maybank
    • Closed: March 24-27, 2016
    • E-channels will be available


  • Metrobank
    • Only selected branches will be open: March 24-27, 2016 (Visit their website to check the branches.)
    • FYI. No check clearing from March 24-27, 2016
    • All E-channels will be available.


  • PNB
    • Only selected branches will be open: March 24-27, 2016


  • PSB
    • Closed: March 24-27, 2016


  • UCPB
    • Closed: March 24-27, 2016


Have a peaceful Holy Week everyone and BE SAFE!



Posted in Beauty, Lifestyle, Product Review, Reviews

The Miracle that Pantene Pro-V 3MM Conditioner Brings

It’s been a while since I last get some products to try from Sample Room PH. What I love with Sample Room is that they give people the privilege to try various products for free. This time, I requested for Pantene products. So, after 3 days, I received the 3 items: Pantene Hair Fall Shampoo, Pantene Hair Fall Conditioner and Pantene 3MM Miracle Conditioner.




I’ve been using a different brand for the longest time and I want to give this a shot. The first item I tried is the Pantene 3 Minute Miracle Hair Fall Conditioner.





It’s tagline of 3 minute miracle is really catchy and everyone will surely get curious about this product. Even I. Miracle? Okay, I’ll see what would happen…


Since I have a long hair, I put an ample amount on my palm. Consistency-wise, I’m impressed that it is not thick BUT also not flowy. You may say it’s just right!



I distributed the conditioner evenly on my hair and left it for 3 minutes.




Dum di dum dum… 😊


Three minutes has passed, I rinsed it off. Right there and then, I felt the lightness it brought to my hair. Amazing! It doesn’t felt sticky as compared with the other brands with which you can feel the oiliness of your hair up to your face. Can you relate?


Another factor I like about this product is the hair fall result. With the previous brand that I’ve been using, I am able to collect a crazy amount of hair after rinsing. But with this “miracle” conditioner, lesser hair fall can really be seen. I think I only got two or three strands.




In addition, the fragrance it brings to my hair is beyond expectation. Overall, the product did it’s job very well. And my hair? It’s STUNNING!




Ready for work! Until next time! 😊