Jun 23, 2016

High Tea and Fashion Show With The Fab 4.

Last year, I had the opportunity to meet designer Ulysses King at the Philippine Senate Christmas party where I won best dressed and he was one of the judges. It was only later that I discovered that he designed one of the favorite gowns I own! That was such a pleasant surprise and everyone loved that gown as well. My friends on Facebook and Instagram were all praises! 

Tomorrow, Ulysses and three other designers (Nardie Presa, Claiza Bihasa, and Jun Jun Cambe) will be launching their 2016 Holiday Collection at Vu's Sky Bar and Lounge in Marco Polo Ortigas. If you liked what I wore, this is something you shouldn't miss. 

For more information about the event, please see the poster above. All the best Ulysses! 

Jun 16, 2016

KidZania Manila.

If you're thinking of what to do on Father's Day, one place I can suggest is KidZania which is a franchise from Mexico and brought to the Philippines last August 2015.  Usually, parents are hands-off inside but for Father's Day, dads are allowed to join their kids in select role-playing activities. KidZania invited me to visit them a while back but since its a place built for kids, I asked T's niece and nephews if they wanted to go with me.  

The whole experience is made as true-to-life as possible.  To get to the city of KidZania, we have to check in to get our Cebu Pacific boarding passes.

May 30, 2016

May Kitchen Finds at S&R.

T and I went to S&R before leaving for Boracay to buy some things but we got distracted with cool kitchen stuff.  Check out this Vintage Cotton Candy Machine which is a great buy if you're hosting a children's party at your home!

May 27, 2016

La Cocina de Tita Moning.

Last year, I saw La Cocina de Tita Moning on Deal Grocer, a company I trust because I've never had a problem with them unlike with other group buying sites (read my blog post about the Metro Deal Scam).  I bought a deal for a four-course meal and thought of taking T there for his birthday, but then we watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens instead and things got a bit busy afterwards.

I also planned a birthday trip for him to Dumaguete and Siquijor, which I still have to blog about, so I forgot all about the deal I bought.. Until last month when Deal Grocer reminded me that I have a voucher about to expire.  I booked us for lunch one weekend and it was timely because apparently, La Cocina de Tita Moning is already closing by the end of May. So if you plan to go here, I suggest you book now.   You still have a few days! I'll be posting their contact details at the end of this post.

La Cocina de Tita Moning is located inside the Malacañan compound.  Good thing T is familiar with the way because he would drive me when I have meetings in the area.  

May 12, 2016

The Summer Drinks of Serenitea.. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!

One morning, I got an unexpected delivery and when I opened the box, I smiled when I saw what was inside.. Reese's, Reese's, and more Reese's!  Apparently, Serenitea's new drink offerings all involve Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

May 11, 2016

The Healing Power of Vaseline's Petroleum Jelly and Lotion.

Although I buy Vaseline petroleum Jelly, I had no idea that is a do-it-all wonder product that can heal burns, rashes, cuts, and bruises!  I only use it on my lips and my feet to moisturize.  I was never aware about its healing properties and other skin benefits.

It's also only recently that I've learned that tropical weather can actually dehydrate our skin!    I always thought that I should moisturize only in places where the weather is dry.  Unknown to many, including me, a hot and humid climate does not mean that one's skin will not turn dry.  Hot showers, air-conditioned rooms, exposure to heat and pollution while outside--- all of these strip the skin of natural hydration and moisture.  And to address this problem, Vaseline launches their new Vaseline body lotions which contain Petroleum Jelly!  

May 9, 2016

Food Discounts and Freebies for Philippine Voters This 2016 Elections.

Have you exercised your right to vote? If yes, check out these discounts and freebies available to  you and all those who voted today, May 9.  You just have to show your voting finger!

Buy One Get One Macchiato

Apr 30, 2016

Beat The Heat with S&R's April Promos.

S&R has everything for everyone this summer!  

Staying home with the kids?  Bring summer to your garden with these! The Disney Swim Ring I'm holding is only PhP69.95 while the Inflatable Pools around me range from PhP549.95 to PhP849.95.  The cute Marvel Beach Boat with the steering wheel on my right is PhP849.95.

Apr 27, 2016

Joining The Nike Women's Half Marathon (21K) Manila 2016.

I've had second thoughts of blogging about this new (or more of renewed) interest of mine because 'Joei & Me' has been associated more with food or travel than fitness.  But like I always say, my blog is my diary so I finally decided to dedicate a post about running here since it's something that has sparked my interest lately.  In fact, I never realized it but my first entry in this blog is about my Nike+ Sports Band (read my blog post about My New Runningmate) which was a Christmas gift from T.   

To be honest, I'm not a runner.  I was a volleyball player back in the day.  We jump, we roll, we spike but we don't really run except if we're getting 'punished' for not being able to perform well in court during practice.  I also haven't been active in the past year.  My work out consists mostly of walking around the mall and carrying shopping bags :D But T's sister Michelle convinced me to be her buddy  for the Nike Women's Half Marathon this year.  Grabe diba half marathon kaagad??  I don't regret it though. In fact, I'm glad I said yes because this half marathon is something to check off my do-something-you've-never-done-before list before I celebrate my birthday in May.

So after we registered, I ran maybe once a week, twice at the most, but never really gave it much thought until last week when I realized that the race is only a few weeks away.  Panic mode.  Luckily, my friends are also into fitness lately so our 'gimiks' are now running or working out in the gym. It also helps that I have T who is very supportive and friends who push me when I say I don't think I can do this (hi Kat Reambillo!). I'm also thankful for my runner and triathlete friends who give free tips about running programs, what to do, what to buy, and all that (hi everyone!).  One important advice I got from Tito Joey Torres, who is an Ironman athlete, is to run in the morning since the race I'm joining is not in the evening.

So last Monday, I woke up early (this in itself is already a feat for me!) and ran.  I was gunning for 12K because I haven't gotten past 11 kilometers but when I felt like I still had energy, I continued on until I reached 16K.  I wanted to push it a bit further still but my phone's battery was dying at 5% so I stopped at 16.5K.

Apr 26, 2016

K-Pub BBQ's Bibimbap Lunch Set Promo.

Earlier this month, T and I were invited by KPub BBQ to try their Bibimbap Lunch Set promo.  They told me that they will be serving a lot of dishes so I asked our friend Wowie Aguilar and T's sister Michelle to join us.

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