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Product Review: Relief Hot Compress

“I’m getting old.” *sad*

 

I’ve been suffering from lots and lots of different ailments these past few months. Two of my major complaints are from my head and back.

 

Then I came across a “to-the-rescue” product at the department store in SM City Molino. It’s Relief Hot Compress. Hmmm, interesting!

 

The product costs Php 199 if you have an SM Advantage Card. However, if you don’t have one, I am not sure if it’s Php 399 or Php 499…but somewhat in that price range. Price-wise, it’s pretty amazing with an SM advantage card. Alright, let’s proceed with my honest review…

 

I bought the colored brown hot compress. It looks like a pillow but feels and looks like a stuff toy. It’s very handy, easy to bring anywhere. It has liquid inside. I am not sure if it’s water or any other liquid. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but, it’s an electronic hot compress. So, from the word “electronic” itself, I’m sure you get an idea or first impression that it’s rechargeable. If that’s what you think, YOU GET IT RIGHT! It’s very fast and convenient than the traditional heat compress. I think you only recharge it for about 10 minutes. Just plug it and wait for the indicator light to turn off then you can readily use it. This electronic heat compress helps a lot with relaxation. To be fair, it retains the heat for 30-40 minutes. It good enough to provide short term relief to your backache, dysmenorrhea or sore muscles.

 

There’s no need to worry about spilling. I’ve been using this product for more than 1 month now and I never experienced spilling of the the liquid inside. I’ve only found two disadvantage of this product:

  1. It smells a lot of burnt electric wire right after recharging. Sometimes, that bad odor lasts for 5-10 minutes.
  2. You cannot control the temperature.

 

This is my short/simple review. So far, it does its job very well. I can give you an update after a few more months upon using this product.

 

Posted in Food & Drinks, Lifestyle, Product Review, Promos, Reviews

An Honest Experience with Honestbee

Honestbee is an online concierge and delivery service. They basically shop for you based on your choices from their website and deliver them to you at your desired time of delivery.

 

I actually have heard about this service long time ago and it was just recently that I was able to try it. Since I am busy at work on weekdays and most of the time have OT’s, I thought of trying out their service.

 

I went to their website, https://www.honestbee.ph, and quickly browse on some important items that we need at home. These includes my kids’ milk and some basic kitchen/cooking stuffs. Their website is very user-friendly. What you see is what you get. If you have some trouble or have queries, you can right away chat with a customer service assistant from the same site.

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Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid Review

For many years, we’ve been using a paste dishwashing detergent. I can say that it removes the grease well but the downside is, most of the time, the paste detergent itself is left on the plates and glasses after drying up especially if not rinsed very well.

 

And for the past few weeks, I was given a chance to try the Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid.

 

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I was given three variants to try:

  1. Lemon
  2. Calamansi
  3. Antibac (Perfect especially for feeding bottles and other utensils used by our babies/kids.)

 

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I am amazed to find out that I was wrong about using a dishwashing liquid. All these times I thought these would easily be wasted because basically it’s liquid type. But I was absolutely erroneous with my belief because a few drops could really go a long way. It becomes foamy and could clean a lot of pieces of plates, glasses and utensils.

 

What else do I like about this product?

  • removes dirt and greases easily
  • has a pleasant smell (real citrus smell for lemon and calamansi)
  • provides MORE washes per bottle
  • gentle on hands
  • scrubs off the toughest dried stain
  • doesn’t leave any soap residue leaving glasses film-free
  • very affordable

 

I would highly recommend Bubble Man Dishwashing Liquid especially the antibac variant because you can use it to the flatwares and glasswares as well as the delicate utensils (even toys) of your babies. I should say it really did a wonderful job as it quickly cuts through the grease or oils. It helps get your dishes very clean and spotless.

 

Honestly, I have even tried it on our glass windows and it’s amazing. It made the glass as good as new. Superb!

 

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Feel free to visit their Facebook page at Mikewell World of Household Products Co.

 

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“Thanks Ms. Jhen Dizon for sending these products!” – Shari Jane

 

Posted in Lifestyle, Reviews, Travel

The Best Farm Adventure and Discoveries at Paradizoo

I would like to reminisce and share with you my “field trip” to Paradizoo. It is located in Mendez, Cavite, Philippines. This place is like a paradise with various farm animals and abundant flower farm. If you’re a nature lover, you’ll surely long to visit this place.

with Ms. Grace of Zoomanity and my co-bloggers
with Ms. Grace of Zoomanity and my co-bloggers

We traveled about an hour and half from Makati to Paradizoo. It was a sunny day when we visited the place but the cool breeze won’t make you sweat or feel hot at all.

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The first thing that caught my attention when we arrived is their love for our environment. They recycled and reused things that most of us considered as trash. They put creativity out from simple raw materials. Take a look at these amazing ideas that you could also do at home…

The tour guide at Paradizoo is very nice and really knowledgeable in giving information on how to take care and feed the farm animals found there. She’s able to answer all the questions from our group.

What do I love about our tour? It’s our close encounter with those farm animals! Take a look…

The tour guide told us that some of the animals are bought from different countries and some are gifts. An example is the race horse that we found there, we were informed that a retired racer owned it and gave it to the owner of Paradizoo as a gift. And now, allow me to photo blog the animals I saw. Btw, you can also feed them (available but you have to pay for some amount) and take photos.

Another most unforgettable experience was milking the goat. It’s my first time! The tour guide had a demo first and then I volunteered to try. Tada!

Awesome! 🙂

Afterwards, we went to the beautiful flower farm…

And hey, they also have vegetable plants! According to the tour guide, they use these veggies at their restaurant, assuring everything’s fresh!

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There’s also a short zip line but I didn’t try it because I have this phobia of heights. 🙂

Then, we head off to the butterflies and bees area…

And, they also have a pet cemetery. If you want your beloved pet who departed to be buried there, it costs from 3,500 pesos (around $72 USD) depending on the size of your pet.

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Ooops, before I forgot, I also passed by some HUGE eggs (ostrich’s eggs).

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It was a tiring, but super fun experience! I’ll go back in the near future with my kiddos. I’m sure they’ll enjoy it, too!

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How to go to Universal Studios from Le Meridien Hotel Sentosa

 

This is a photo blog of the landmarks that you need to remember if you are going to Universal Studios Singapore from Le Meridien Hotel Sentosa.

 

You can ride an express train or take a little time to walk. I suggest you do the second option and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It’s only about 5-10 minutes walk.

 

Let’s go!

 

This is our hotel room. #404
This is our hotel room. #404

 

Since the rooms here are expensive with a security deposit of $100 SGD per night, we had a twin-sharing of hotel room. The front view of our room is facing the big Merlion statue, while the back is a construction site. We decided to let the window blinds down the entire stay because we don’t like some construction men as audience from our room. Haha!

 

The twin-sharing room is not so big enough for two people. It has two beds that are placed very close to each other. The room is not sound-proof. I wouldn’t suggest it as a place for honeymoon (*wink*). However, I would commend the bathroom area, it is very spacious with big bath tub, a separate shower cubicle and toilet. I hope there’s a soft chair/furniture inside if you have to spend sometime doing your make-ups or skin rituals. And ooops, the toiletries are not enough for two people considering it’s a twin-sharing room. So, you still have to call to request for additional body wash, shampoos, etc. 🙂

 

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This is the facade of the hotel. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the next steps above but it’s beautiful. The steps are covered with a bed of bermuda grass replica. A good spot to have photo shoots.

 

From here, cross the street and you’ll get to the Sentosa express station. Straight ahead and you’ll see the SENTOSA letter statue with the huge Merlion at the background. This is the Merlion Plaza.

 

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If you walk a few more steps from here, you’ll see a ticketing office. We stopped here for a while to claim the tickets for our company’s team building to Sentosa island.

 

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Afterwards, go to your right and go down the escalator to the festive walk.

 

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The climate here is hot, just like here in the Philippines. So, I suggest you just wear sleeveless, walking shorts or any light clothing.

 

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And we are half-way there! One more escalator going down and we’re already at Resorts World Sentosa – Lake of Dreams…

 

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Here’s a very, very short video to let you see how beautiful it is. I am so amazed how clean this place is. Although there are so many tourists here, everyone abides the law not to litter.

 

 

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A few more steps and we’re finally at Universal Studios Sentosa, Singapore!

 

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That easy! But if you don’t want to start your day walking, you always have a choice to ride the express train. 🙂

 

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North Park’s Fried Noodles

Last month (while storm signal #2 is up in Metro Manila), my mom “forced” (Yes, forced. Haha!) us to go to Market Market BGC to go SHOPPING. How cool is that (or crazy?)?! Haha! She really loves shopping, rain or shine, nobody can stop her. LOL! 🙂

 

After battling with the storm going to the mall which is an hour and half away from our home, we finally arrived and as a “bribe” my sister and I got the chance to choose which restaurant we would go for lunch. (Simple joys, food!) So, we picked to eat at North Park restaurant.

 

 

What did we order? We had broccoli in oyster sauce, Yang Chow fried rice, Lechon Macau and of course their very famous Yee Mien fried noodles! All of the dishes we ordered are very palatable but this fried noodles is the “star” of our lunch. 🙂

 

Yee Mien (or Yi Mien / Yee-fu) is a variety of flat Cantonese egg noodles made from wheat flour.  They are known for their golden yellow color and chewy characteristics. The slightly chewy and slightly spongy texture of the noodles is due to the soda water used in making the dough (as opposed to regular non-carbonated water), which was then fried and dried into flat patty-like dried bricks. [Wikipedia]

 

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Since I am not a cook, and my tongue and palate are not good enough, I am not able to distinguish the ingredients behind the flavorful sauce of this fried noodles but it is INDEED very Y U M M Y!

 

 

For only 178 pesos ($3.68) , this Yee Mien fried noodles can be shared by 4-5 persons. Very cheap for an amazing dish! You should try it, too!

 

I’ll try my best to replicate this with my own version and will share with you the recipe soon! I hope it’ll get atleast closer to how it really taste. (Crossing my fingers!)  ‘Til my next food trip, bye!

 

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Recipe: Ginataang Laing

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Ginataang Laing

Ginataang laing is made usually from taro leaves cooked in coconut milk. “Ginataan” means cooked with coconut milk. Taro in Tagalog/Filipino is gabi leaves. But we can also use sweet potato leaves as another variant.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp cooking oil

1 tbsp garlic, minced

1 med. sized onion, minced

ginger, minced

½ kilo sliced pork loin (You may also use Spanish sardines)

1 kilo dried gabi (or fresh sweet potato leaves)

4-5 cups coconut milk

shrimp paste (bagoong)

salt to taste

3-4 pcs siling labuyo (red chili pepper)

Instructions:

  1. In a casserole, cook meat.
  2. Sauté garlic, ginger and onions together with the meat.
  3. Add the gabi leaves.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk (gata). Bring to a boil then simmer  for 15 minutes.
  5. Add the red chili pepper, shrimp paste and salt. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

This is best served with fried fish like galunggong, tilapia or tulingan. Enjoy!

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Jolly Kiddie Meal’s GULP N’ GO TUMBLER

Hello Jollibee meal fellas!

 

Back-to-school promo isn’t done yet with our favorite Jolly Kiddie Meal! Instead of toy freebies, they are giving away lunch pack items for our kiddos:

 

  • Gulp N’ Go Tumbler
  • Bite Buddies Utensils
  • Lunch-A-Bowl

 

Among these, I have a personal favorite for my kids… It’s the:

 

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You can get this freebie from Jolly Kiddie Meal’s Chicken-Rice combo for only Php 122! I prefer this best because kids can bring and use it anywhere we go (shopping, play dates, etc.). Plus, it has a no spill rubber inside the lid. Take a look:

 

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Not only that, the whole gang is complete in one tumbler!

 

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It’s really easy to use:

  1. Turn the cap in a counterclockwise manner to open.
  2. Pour water or your favorite drink into the bottle then close, and you’re ready to go!

 

Please note that it is NOT advisable to put hot liquid because it’s not a glassware. But DO NOT put in the freezer as well.

 

And because I have two kids, buying two items is always a BIG consideration. So, it’s been two consecutive lunches at the office that my meal is a Jolly Kiddie Meal. I bought one for my eldest yesterday and one for my youngest son today.

 

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I can’t wait to show them my “pasalubong” so I sent the photos via Messenger. My simple happiness is seeing their happy faces. Sooooo lovely!

 

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Haven’t had lunch yet? You may want to consider having Jolly Kiddie Meal for lunch. Then give the freebies to your kids and wait till you see their happy faces. 🙂

 

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