March- ing In to Summer (Last Days of February and Half of March 2018)

Almost 3 weeks since my last post.

Will try to give a rundown of the days that passed. I've been to occupied that I wasn't able to update my daily journal too.

The last monday of February (26th) was not a good one for me. I became too angry with McKenzie and it ended with a meltdown--- again. Not too happy about it. She went to school with a heavy heart because of me. Blessed with a husband who makes sure I got his shoulder to rant out all the negative thoughts and emotions.

A Look at Last Week (Feb 19-25, 2018)

More than a week ago, I wrote about letting go of the worries I have on the latest changes in our life.

We've always believed that God will always provide.

The previous week was full of blessings for us.

KANSIS Made, A Random Guy and Faith

Two weeks ago, my husband had to let go his fulltime job as a data analyst to be able to focus on KANSIS Made.

Passport Renewal at DFA Alabang

We finally found the time to renew McKenzie's passport!

She's turning 8 on August so we were still allowed to use the Courtesy Lane at DFA Alabang.


Time matters: Maximize the crucial window of talent development and nurture your child’s gifts to excellence.

TOTAL Personality Development for Youngsters at La Vie: Table Manners and Etiquette

After skipping 2 Saturdays, McKenzie was able to attend another session of her TOTAL Personality Development for Youngsters at La Vie Institute yesterday.

National Strategy to Conserve Elusive Native Raffles’ Banded Langur Launched

Collaborative effort between Wildlife Reserves Singapore and National Parks Board to save critically endangered primate; only one of three primates found in Singapore a valued part of country’s natural heritage 

River Safari’s Kai and Junior Take Flight 
for Landmark Manatee Conservation Programme

Manatee duo and best of friends set off early morning on 8 August
on a 34-hour chartered flight to Guadeloupe; Entourage includes two vets and an aquarist.

TOTAL Personality Development for Youngsters at La Vie: Assessment

McKenzie went inside La Vie Institute for the first time yesterday. It was her scheduled assessment in preparation for her TOTAL Personality Development for Youngsters Workshop that she will join on Saturday, Aug 6.

Benefits of Reading to Babies and the Unborn Child & Best Start to Breastfeeding

South PiNanays, together with Bright Discovery Toddler Learning Center, will give a talk about breastfeeding and benefits of reading to babies and the unborn child.

3Q Breastfeeding Talk at Ospital ng Paranaque (OSPAR)

South PiNanays will be conducting the 3rd quarter breastfeeding talk at Ospital ng Paranaque for expectant mothers and we are inviting interested moms-to-be to join!

River Safari’s Kai & Junior To Travel To The Carribbean For World’s First Manatee Repopulation Programme

Best pals Kai and Junior will be the first manatees to arrive in Guadeloupe in over a century; Future offspring to repopulate manatee-extinct area in landmark project.

Dino Play, Now Open at The Mind Museum!

McKenzie loves dinosaurs among other things.

There is probably nothing more fascinating to young children more than dinosaurs. 

Why? Dinosaurs have not walked Earth for 65 million years now. So what’s so fascinating about them? Is it their size or imposing stature? Is it the way they move and eat? And while we’re at it, what makes dinosaurs, dinosaurs?

A New Learning Experience: La Vie Institute's TOTAL Personality Development YOUNGSTERS PROGRAM

“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.”
― Brian Herbert

Jurong Bird Park Celebrates 45 Years of Living Colours‏

Charming visitors all over the world since taking flight in 1971, Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries with some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.

Monde Nissin Collaborates with Uniqlo for Limited Edition Tees

Emblazoned with Lucky Me! and Bingo’s distinctive designs, the shirts will be available in Uniqlo stores here and in Southeast Asia

Makati closes off Paseo de Roxas for a culinary Block Party

Mouth-watering gastronomic delights, a kiddie fun fair, and great entertainment await everyone at the Makati Block Party, which promises to delight everyone on Sunday, July 3, 2016.

World’S Rarest Tortoises Race Against Extinction At Singapore Zoo’S New Tortoise Shell-Ter

New exhibit a naturalistic sanctuary for the tortoises to display natural behaviour and breed;
Zoo celebrates World Turtle Day with special Keeper Talks for guests 

Welcome the latest change in McDonald’s—the new and improved Burger McDo

Young people nowadays want their most precious things, including their tried and tested products, to evolve with them—to grow as their taste and preferences mature over time. When they look for change, they don’t want something new, but improved; not different, just better.

A Day Well Spent at The Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Our First (and might be our last) beach getaway for Summer 2016 was spent at The Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort.

The Russian Romanticism of Manila Symphony Orchestra

The beauty of Russian Romanticism is that it’s hard to pin down. Sensuous in certain parts, exuberant in others, it is both textured and simple, intense, but controlled. To define it into a word or a phrase is a disservice to its identity and heritage; so what better way to showcase the true qualities of this genre than by attempting to breathe life into it? 

Here’s Why Everyone’s Talking About the #OneWashWonder

Here’s Why Everyone’s Talking About the #OneWashWonder
Filipinas Discover the New Olay Skin Whitening Bar

Give Mothers the comfort they deserve with UNIQLO LifeWear

This Mother’s Day, give your Moms extra love with UNIQLO LifeWear pieces.

UNIQLO’s LifeWear product line enhances the everyday lives of women through innovative and high-quality pieces.

Miss Selfridge Spring / Summer 2016 Premium Collection

For Spring/Summer 2016, Miss Selfridge introduces its Premium Collection of limited edition dresses. Vintage style embellishment adorns the collection, inspired by prohibition era flapper dresses and couture gowns. Dresses in 20’s silhouettes and fishtail maxis create an eclectic range. Pink, nude and cream hues lend the collection a pretty vibe, while splashes of pewter add sophistication to the mix. Each piece has been hand-sewn for the most fabulous finish.

Ballet Manila Sends Young Dancers To Russian Festival

Four young and promising dancers will represent Ballet Manila in the DANCE OPEN International Ballet Festival, to be held from April 16 to 25 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar

The Epic Storytelling Of Disney’S “The Lion King” Continues With “The Lion Guard: Return Of The Roar,” A Television Movie Event That Debuted 20 March, 11Am On Disney Channel In Southeast Asia.

John Lloyd Cruz, Western Union’s Global Ambassador for Overseas Filipinos

Managing to stay relevant to his audience, John Lloyd Cruz accepted the role of becoming the new face of Western Union, making him the ambassador for all overseas Filipinos around the world who are sending money for better.

Hepasphere, A New Chemo Treatment

 Known for cryo-ablation, irreversible electroporation (nano knife) and other advanced cancer treatments, Fuda Cancer Hospital is currently making waves with its microsphere embolization, a vascular interventional Chemotherapy treatment.

Dorothy Perkins' Spring/Summer 2016 Style Heroes

For SS16, Dorothy Perkins has made it easy to navigate all the new looks, while helping you create an incredible wardrobe with their style heroes – 10 beautiful pieces that will work together to see you through the season.

Cutest Master Snoozers at the Singapore Wildlife Parks

Singapore Wildlife Parks Feature Cutest Master Snoozers

Furry and feathered animal residents of Jurong Bird Park, River Safari, Night Safari and Singapore Zoo demonstrate how to take the perfect afternoon siesta

Great Expectations— A Guide to Creating Strong Beginnings

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience. When I learned that I was pregnant with McKenzie, I quit my corporate job and started working at home and I haven't gone back since. My husband and I are blessed because our online jobs and small businesses allow us to be with McKenzie everyday

WAHM List: 2016 Easter Events in Metro Manila and Nearby Provinces

Easter Sunday this year is on March 27, 2016.

Starting a list of the Easter Events in Metro Manila and Nearby Provinces for 2016.

Keep checking back because I will update everytime I can.

Ballet Manila Closes its 20th Season with "BM 21"

After a much-needed break, Ballet Manila Artistic Director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde takes center stage in “BM 21” on March 19, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Aliw Theater.

Ballet Manila Honors the Heroes of Edsa in "Rebel"

BalletManila Artistic Director and CEO Lisa Macuja-Elizalde joins the 30th anniversary celebration of the People Power Revolution with "Rebel" a full-length ballet about a hero’s journey to freedom. 

Music Can Help Build Your Child’s Multiple Intelligence

Can music really help in your child’s brain development? It is an idea slowly gaining traction among educators and parents, but is there any truth to the claims that making children listen to classical music, like Mozart or Beethoven, makes them smarter?

Samsung Digital Appliances’ 9th Cooking Workshop

When I got married in 2008, I didn't know really know how to whip up dishes. I can cook fried eggs, fried hotdogs and cold cuts, canned tuna, etc. But to really cook--- prep ingredients and follow a step by step process, I couldn't do. That was in 2008.

Sinag Maynila films continue to make waves here and abroad

Independent film festival Sinag Maynila was born from the vision of Solar Entertainment Corporation, CEO Wilson Tieng and renowned festival director Brillante Mendoza’s wish to have a festival that not only inspires but educates and enlightens Filipino movie audiences. Made up of five homegrown filmmakers handpicked and closely collaborated with by Tieng and Mendoza, the festival produced feature films that presented social issues currently faced in Filipino culture. After a successful run last March, the films have gone on to garner attention both in the country and abroad thanks to their compelling narrative.

Build Hope this Christmas with Habitat’s “Pamaskong Handog”

Manila (November 25th, 2015)This Christmas, thousands of families will be celebrating in evacuation sites and temporary shelters because of recent calamities that struck the country.  Amidst the busyness of the holiday season, Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat) is committed to building their homes and bringing hope in disaster affected communities.

A Much Needed “ME” Time for the WAHM

The challenges we’ve encountered in the past months has taken away the time and moolah that we normally allot for our couple ME time. The husband’s been busy with KANSIS Made, and suffered from dengue fever, the daughter’s been busy with school and ballet.

Celebrate with Songs of Hope: A Christmas Fundraising Concert

Breast Cancer is a disease which can affect men, women and children, and can be fatal if not detected or treated at its early stages. 3 out of 10 women in the Philippines are suffering from Breast Cancer. That's 30% of the entire female population in the country.

Watch Ballet Manila's "Pinocchio" and enjoy access to Star City for Free!

Celebrate the holidays with Pinocchio, Geppeto and Jimminy Cricket in Osias Barroso's "Pinocchio".  Shows are on November 27, 28 and December 5 at 8:00 p.m.; November 29 and December 6 at 3:00 p.m, at Aliw Theater in Pasay City.  

Herbalife Health Poll

MANILA, Philippines - Nine in 10 Filipino consumers surveyed by global nutrition company Herbalife are “highly concerned” about the potential diseases that an unhealthy lifestyle can cause them, with the same number believing that simple lifestyle changes can help improve their overall well-being.

Bloggys 2015: Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night

I made it to the guest list of Bloggys 2015: Philippine Blogging Awards Gala Night happening on November 21, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Taguig.

Learn and Play the McDonald’s Way at Kidzania Manila

McDonald’s Burger Shop Now Open in KidZania Manila

FACT: McKenzie loves McDonald's.
Another FACT: McKenzie wants to join the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop.
And Another FACT: McKenzie wants to go to KidZania Manila.
McKenzie loves McDonald's and it will always be her first choice. She loves their Happy Meal with 1pc Chicken McAdoo or with the 4pc Chicken McNuggets.

We Found our Furbaby!

If you read my previous entry, you know that we need to choose from a list of dog breeds that's appropriate for people with allergies and asthma like me.
We asked around and used the power of the internet for a good breeder who has any of the ones on the list.
I asked fellow mommies and luckily, one of McKenzie's classmate in ballet has an aunt who breeds dogs. She has a facebook page:
Her Kennel is in Binakayan, Kawit so it's near our place.
I contacted her thru facebook and I found out they have baby shih tzu's ready for release on Oct 5, 2015

Great Deal: The Kids Book Club of La Vie Institute Buddy Discount

La Vie Institute is offering the BUDDY DISCOUNT that would allow you to enroll 2 kids for the price of 1 for  and it's available for a limited time only! That's about 300PhP for each session!

Sharing with Dropbox

As Work-at-Home Parents, though we have our own computers, there are a lot of times we need to share files.

Dropbox has been our useful tool to easily share and sync files in all our computers (and devices such as smart phones and ipads).

There are two ways to share files using Dropbox:
  • Shared folders are a collaborative workspace where your team can work on the same files and access the most up to date information. 
More info:
  • Shared links are for one-way sharing - like an email attachment, but better. Use a link to send a copy of a file to anyone, even if they don’t have Dropbox. 
Read more about on the Dropbox website:

Are We Ready for A Fur Baby?

M always wanted a dog but we would always tell her our house is too small for a dog and she wouldn't insist.

Go Manila

Envisioned for both local residents and tourists, Go Manila seeks to make life easy in an otherwise complicated Urban Jungle.

KANSIS Made at the Maker's Market

My husband does his Kansis Made Woodwork projects along side his fulltime job as a data analyst and being a Dad.

WAHM Review: Olay Deep Moisture with Honey Body Wash

As a Fulltime Work-at-Home Mom (and Wife) with no Helper, my weekdays (and weekends) start as early as 3am.

9th Binondo Warehouse Sale

MCT Events Management will stage the ninth edition of the much-awaited Binondo Warehouse Sale on September 14-20, 2015 at the State Center Investment Building, along Juan Luna St. and across the St. Lorenzo Ruiz Church. 

Cdr-King: Let There Be Solar Powered Light

Gone are the days when our typical Juan Dela Cruz’ plight for brightness depends on an oil fueled lamp,
A lot of eyebrows were burnt from that rigorous process. Pain-staking old-school scenario equates to a person's patience to what's obvious: Scarcity of light, stalls our nation’s road to progress.

#ThankYouTeacher - A Treat from The Mind Museum

Teachers enjoy a free visit at The Mind Museum on National Teachers Month, companions get a special rate!

Pre-registration required. 
Email to register. 

Valid for visits from September 5 to October 5, 2015 only.

BLISS: Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment

How do you feel about the future? Is your family doing okay? Are the people around you hopeful or gloomy? With the Brighter Life Index: Social Sentiment or BLISS, Sun Life will show how optimism, prosperity, and the bayanihan spirit can produce a positive ripple from ourselves to our loved ones and to the community where we live.

Something New: Salliano’s Restaurant and Bar

Salliano’s Restaurant and Bar’s Grand Launch will be on Sept. 19, Saturday in the Shoe Capital of the Philippines-Marikina City. 

#ScienceIsForever at The Mind Museum


Explore The Mind Museum's virtual rain forest and choose a flower for your loved one.
2 All Day Passes + Virtual Flower for only P1,600 (originally at P2,500)
Valid from September 1 to 30, 2015 only.

Birthday Celebrant Explores for FREE at The Mind Museum

I was searching for Birthday Promos that we can avail for my birthday and I stumbled upon this awesome promo from The Mind Museum.

Exploring a one-of-a-kind place excites and encourages curiosity, lifelong learning, and a fun bonding experience with The Mind Museum's special treat for birthday celebrants. 

Birthday celebrant must present valid government ID or original copy of birth certificate.

Valid for walk-ins only, up to 10 companions. 

Valid from September 1 - December 30, 2015.

Western Union honors twenty-five Filipino migrants as Heroes for Better

After months of searching for Filipino migrants who had made an outstanding difference in making a positive impact in the community, The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, announced today the top 25 Filipino migrants who are living proof that Filipino migrants are indeed our modern day heroes.

Thank You Yabu

My birthday which falls on the last week of August usually gets less budget allocation since our wedding anniversary and my daughter's birthday is celebrated earlier in the month.

Blogapalooza 2015

This year's Blogapalooza is happening on October and A WAHM Writes is one of the first 200 bloggers who signed up!
Fellow bloggers, it’s your chance to meet businesses who are looking for online brands ambassadors and story tellers!
If you haven’t signed-up yet, you can still register here- Blogapalooza Bloggers Registration

Fun Day with Vitacubes

M has a huge sweet tooth. She asks for something sweet (candy or chocolate) after meals. We motivate her to finish what's on her plate by making a piece of candy her reward. Sometimes, I worry about her eating too much so we have a strict rule: 1 candy per day. Lucky us, we have an obedient kid.

Starting August Right

August is a very special month for our family- our wedding anniversary (which is also our anniversary as a couple), my birthday and also McKenzie's birthday!

A Unique School Activity for Nutrition Month 2015

M went to school today with 5 peso coins amounting to 25 Pesos. She isn't familiar with the denominations yet so the husband gave her a quick orientation.

Minute Maid Nurisha Supplementary Program

Micronutrient-fortified orange juice drink ‘Minute Maid Nurisha’ launched

Coca-Cola Philippines releases new beverage to help fight iron and micronutrient deficiencies in celebration of Nutrition Month

Ballet Manila Presents "Flight 1" and "Flight 2" July 31 and August 1 at Star Theater

Ballet Manila is joining the Asian Grand Prix International Ballet Competition (AGP) slated in August at the Y-Theater, Hong Kong.

The 3rd Student Media Congress Registration

MANILA, Philippines – The Student Media Congress (SMC), on its third year, will open its gates once more to students and media practitioners who want to learn and experience the world of media through a two-day congress on October 16-17, 2015 that will take place in De La Salle University-Manila

Revel in Art, Music, and Fashion at Southside Collective!

Commercenter Alabang presents a weekend of creative revelry with Southside Collective, a two-day mini-festival of inspired art, edgy fashion, and indie music. Set on July 18 to 19, 2015 at the mall’s Activity Center, this event is a unique way to explore and experience creative passions.

3RD Philippine SME Business Expo to Launch October 2, 2015

MANILA - Following the success of its two series in 2013 and 2014, Mediacom Solutions Inc. is organising the third edition of the Philippine Small and Medium Enterprise Business Expo 2015 (PHILSME), set to take center stage this coming October 2-4, 2015 at the SMX Convention Center Manila, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines.  

Delicious Ways to enjoy Gardenia

Filipino families love bread and Gardenia became an instant hit.
Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value.
Gardenia Classic White Bread (Regular or Thick Slice) contains essential vitamins A, B1, B2, B3 and C, and minerals like calcium, iodine, iron, and folate. It is also cholesterol-and bromate-free and has zero transfat.
For the health conscious, Gardenia has wheat-based products made with 100% premium wheat like Gardenia High Fiber Whole Wheat Bread which is high in fiber and helps in proper digestion.
Gardenia also has its own version of pan de sal using world class standards, capturing the taste, the freshly baked aroma and the softness that Pinoys love about their pandesal.
For those with sweet tooth, Gardenia has “flavor-licious” loaves that are packed with essential vitamins and minerals which are beneficial to children and adults alike.
During the Mommy Bloggers Gardenia Plant Tour, they surprised us with a Bread Buffet which featured several food items that can be made using Gardenia Bread.