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!


Starbucks 
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.



Apr 24, 2016

Les Miserables in Manila!


I love Broadway shows but T is not really fond of them.  So when he said he wanted to watch Les Miserables, which is showing at The Theater in Solaire, I immediately bought tickets.  I wouldn't have gone if it were just me because I just saw the play in New York a few months ago (thank you Coach Dennis and Aby!) but this is the first time we'll be watching an international production together.




Apr 20, 2016

Give The Gift of Life This Earth Day With Coffee Bean And Tea Leaf.


The reality is that there are still a great number of homes in the Philippines that do not have electricity, which is one of the most basic necessities for decent living conditions.  Thus, in celebration of Earth day, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf will give these people the gift of life through My Shelter Foundation's Liter of Light project.  You can be part of this too!

On April 23, you can be a Solar Lamp Volunteer for a day at Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf's 26th Street Bistro Store in Bonifacio Global City from 3pm to 5pm.  For only PhP950, you will be taught how to build a solar lamp.  Parents, this is a good activity to bring your kids to because not only is it educational, it is also meaningful as the children are empowered at a young age to help those who are in need.



Apr 19, 2016

Nivea Slidefest 2016 in Filinvest Alabang.


Last weekend, T and I went with his cousins to the Nivea Slidefest in Filinvest Alabang, which is said to be the biggest slip-and-slide in Asia. 



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