Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Clara Ole's Great Food Fest

Writer's block? Probably. I've been out for a few days, I always face this laptop for a long time and end up with nothing to write. Actually I have a lot of ideas going on in my mind but I don't know where to start. It must be the stress and lack of sleep, my mind seems to float somewhere else.  I should get going now...

I saw this ads by Nuffnang on Clara Ole, it says Win an iPad, so I clicked it immediately. I love contests and promos as I've mentioned before. I am not that familiar with Clara Ole, but when I saw their product, I immediately remembered using them and even enjoyed the dishes I made with it.

Clara Ole Pasta Sauce - Cheesy Pesto

I used this pasta sauce thrice and I am never gonna stop eating pasta with this. You just have to boil spaghetti noodles for 10minutes and mix Cheesy Pesto, that's it! So simple yet so deliciously done like a pro. I'm not pro, mind you (",) My daughter who is a picky eater, ate this and I was amazed because she liked it much. My husband who is not a fan of Pesto, liked it too. I should also try other Clara Ole products, I bet they're all good too.

About Clara Ole's Great Food Fest Contest which started June 11, 2012 and will end on August 3, 2012. Their promo mechanics include liking their Facebook page and allowing Clara Ole's apps to be able to enter the contest.

Promotion title: Clara Ole: Great Food Fest

There will be 2 lucky winners of Clara Ole Gift packs daily and 1weekly winner of an iPad. All you have to do is to register on the Great Food Fest application and you automatically get 1 digital entry, the more friends you invite and register, the more e-tickets you get. Don't miss out this chance of winning an iPad. Hurry! Proceed to this link and register now.

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The following are some of Clara Ole's products:

Sinangag Mix

Clara Ole's Pasta Sauce
photos taken from Clara Ole's Facebook page

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TSWL's One Million Views Ads Space Giveaway -DONE

I have been wanting and waiting for that particular time to have huge number of followers and gain thousands and thousands of page views, it will definitely be a great achievement if it happens and I know that I'll be waiting for a very very long time for it to happen. 
Well, speaking of page views, a good blogger buddy, To Sew With Love  had reached its One Millionth Page Views in just 19 months since it was created. What a milestone it is! And it wouldn't have been possible without their readers! To thank everybody who helped them reach this milestone, they are celebrating this by having two giveaways! You've heard it right! Not just one but TWO giveaways! The first giveaway is dedicated to bloggers and handmade small-business owners like you. 

I didn't want to miss out on the fun either so whazz bloggin you and me teamed up with TSWL and other fab bloggers to bring you this giveaway!  Six lucky winners will get any of the FREE advertisement spot for 30 days at TSWL!

 The following are TSWL's Giveaway:

1 Supreme Ad spot
Valued at $23/ month

1 Executive Ad Spot
Valued at $18/month

2 Premier Ad Spots
Valued at $15/month

2 Top Notch Ad Spots
Valued at $12/month

If you'd like to win, enter the giveaway by filling in the Rafflecopter form below. Please do all the mandatory entries as invalid mandatory entries will make ALL of your entries VOID and will disqualify you from winning. This giveaway is open worldwide, 18+, family-friendly blog/shop only. This giveaway will end on June 24 11:59 PM EST.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Energizer & Nuffnang Philippines Powered my Lifestyle

Energizer and Nuffnang power my life through it's energy enhancing abilities.

Energizer, makers of the world's longest lasting batteries, made my life easier for years and helped me a lot especially in times of emergencies and everyday living. Energizer batteries are my partner, they fill up my TV remote control, home dvd theater remote control and also my emergency flashlight and fan. It really brings comfort in our home and I can't thank them enough for making it possible for us to sit down and just relax while enjoying life, because I know Energizer will never fail us. It will just go on and on and on and on....

Makers of the World's Longest Lasting Batteries

Nuffnang Philippines, on the other hand, has changed my lifestyle and powered it up because it helps me explore and make use of my writing abilities better. Creating and developing the blogger side of me, that I love doing. For more than five years, I have been only indoors but when I started blogging and discovered Nuffnang, everything changes. I was able to go out because of the events they hosted, I get to meet other bloggers during exclusive screenings of films that I like. I received goodies and won products that I can't buy for myself because my kids are always the priority in my shopping list. There's no doubt that Nuffnang empowered my lifestyle. Thanks to you!

With these two great sponsors, Energizer and Nuffnang Philippines, nuffnangers like me have a chance to watch an exclusive screening of the upcoming film The Amazing Spiderman on the 29th of June at The Powerplant Mall in Makati City.

Peter Parker (Garfield) is an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero. -Written by Columbia Pictures

Good luck Nuffnangers!

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

My Mixed -messed.up-Emotions

Twist and turn
Can't seem to get up
My mind's blocked out
Not-a-thing I can blog

Internet a week gone
So messed up Sky
My son got a cut 
Heart attack I got

Schooling's up now
My daughter's big day
An excited Mom
Extra chores come my way

Tired and still up
Had to do some stuff
Once they wake up
Energy might suck

Yet happy me
Daughter's fever gone
From a two-day case 
She got from her class

Have to keep my sane
And strength as well
I know they need me
Should make mine Okay

In a day or two
Gotta start posting again
Keep up with me guys
I'll be back - remain

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Sweet Life Coffee: Your Morning till Midnight Coffee Shop in the Neighborhood

Yesterday, June 10th,  I attended the Grand Opening and blessing of 
Sweet Life Coffee at Greenwoods Executive Village in Cainta, Rizal. The location is not hard to find as there were banners in the village that will lead you to the coffee shop. 

I saw four tarpaulin signs before reaching the place,
this one's at Palmetto Street

Motorcade started an hour before the Grand Opening

this is for you, coffee lovers out there

the beautiful facade

Sweet Life Coffee already started operating last February termed as soft opening. Most of their customers are from this village and close friends and relatives of the owners Noel Mate, his sister Nora Mate Geconcillo and her husband Jenkin Geconcillo.  This family business was well planned and you could see everything is perfect in it's place.

this set-up has both sides on the front porch, 
smoking area I guess

the almost-spiral staircase going to the 2nd floor 

my daughter relaxes on the sofa while waiting 
for other visitors

a unisex comfort room with a cozy light 
that makes you want to stay longer

own parking space

most of Sweet Life's decorations were vintage items

this Special room on the 2nd floor can accommodate 
20-25 persons, great for meetings and seminars

view from the top

Menu 1
coffee and other beverages

Menu 2
pasta,waffles and meals
not listed here are their cakes and pastries
in their glass cooler storage

Guests started arriving at 5:00PM and the staff are so busy preparing for the event. The most awaited moment started exactly at 5:40PM with the ribbon cutting of the owner with two guest celebrities.

Jenkin (middle) with Marco Alcaraz and Ervic Vijandre

Rev. Fr. Cesar C. Vergara gives his blessing rites

my daughter Mishka and I with this handsome stranger

The blessing of the entire Sweet Life Coffee shop ended with the throwing of coins for good luck. Guests started coming in and before you know it, the coffee shop is already full even on the front porch. The staff started serving sweets like brownies and Food for the gods. 

Strawberry Waffle which Mishka and I loved
(this is not their usual serving plate of course)

Chocolate Waffle

I ordered all flavors of Sweet Life Soda
Strawberry (Mishka's fave), Kiwi and Watermelon (my fave)

Iced Chocolate with whipped cream

Pesto (see menu for prices)

I also tasted Spaghetti Bolognese, delicious with a minty taste. My favorite pasta is the Gourmet Tuyo which I ate in a matter of minutes and realized I forgot to take a photo of it. HUH! I also ordered Alfredo Linguine to-go for my husband, he liked it and I ate some also, it was so flavorful and the chicken has a hint of lemon in it. Loveeeeet!

Sweet Life souvenir Tumblers cost P150

Sweet Life Mugs cost P150

If you are looking for a comfy, cool and an elegant place; searching for delectable meals and coffee but for a cheaper price; away from crowded and busy streets, Sweet Life Coffee is what you're looking for. Great meals, sweets and drinks all in one place. 

It opens at 7:00AM and closes at midnight daily. 

The Special Room meeting and/or seminar package cost P3,000 for 3.5 hours and the P2,000 worth is consumable. For inquiries, you may call Sweet Life Coffee's landline number 571-0109.

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French Macaroons - definitely a must try

the friendly Service crew

an inside look at the kitchen
neat and tidy

Sweet Life's cute model Jeziel (",)

Marco, Noel, Nora, Jenkin and Ervic

The Owners with Brent Javier

a souvenir from last night's event
Thank you and Good Luck Kuya Noel, Ate Nora and Jenkin

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Sweet Life Coffee is located at Ph6 Chestnut cor. Celery Sts. Greenwoods Executive Village, Cainta

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Win $500 Cash Giveaway - International

Contest Chest is sponsoring this giveaway and One (1) Winner will receive $500 in cash.  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter form and do what is asked to do. Each entry will be verified and winner will be randomly selected through This contest ends June 30, 2012. For Bloggers and non-bloggers too.

Here's the blog url that you will enter in one of the tasks.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

My First FIRMOO Fashionista International Giveaway

You may have read my Firmoo articles in my previous posts and owned some of their eyeglasses, and now, my beloved readers, it's your turn to own one, because FIRMOO Optical Online Store offered a sponsorship for my first fashionista giveaway. Yahoo!

Just a brief knowledge about this famous online optical store: Firmoo is an internationally recognized optical online store that provides the best eyewear suited to your needs, prescription or not, fashion or nerdy type and even sunglasses and goggles, name it they have it. If you visit their site, you will be overwhelmed by such variety of collections to choose from. If you have problems with your vision, they can provide you a perfect fit so you may still enjoy your eyeglasses the fashion way, just give them your prescription and they will do the rest.

They also have this ongoing promo, as I have mentioned on my previous blogs, a FREE for New Buyers promo. How wonderful is that? Where can you find an online shop that will give you an item for free for the first timers, shipping excluded.  Wherever you are in the world, Firmoo would definitely reach out to your eyewear needs. Here's the list if the countries Firmoo can serve and delivered right on your doorstep.

So that's FIRMOO. And now for the more fun part,  I get to make two (2) happy readers of my blog  receive an elegant and durable eyewear of your choice. You can choose your preferred eyeglasses from this list. I also have a 30% Discount coupon if you can't wait for this giveaway to end.


Proceed to Firmoo site for more choices.

This giveaway will be on from June 5, 2012 and ends at 11:59PM of July 5, 2012. Winners will be randomly selected through and will receive an email of notification. Winners will be posted on my blog, Facebook page and Twitter. Remember that all entries will each be verified and I would know if you did or did not do what's been asked in the form. Thank you and good luck!

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