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Compilation of blogger events, gathering, or meetings that I personally went to. Sharing my experience, review, and other details with each event.

Silent Sanctuary x Brisom

Silent Sanctuary and Brisom don’t believe in boxes and labels. Silent Sanctuary has a rock sound but they have a violinist to add the texture of a classical string section to their band. Brisom combines the influence of world music with synth sounds and an Indie Pop music flavor. This common point of view makes it easy for them to just hang out, to just be themselves. When they get together, the laughter comes easily. Work flows because they don’t see themselves as working.

“We found out that they also wanted to add some strings to their sound,” Raymund “Sarkie” Sarangay, vocalist and guitarist of Silent Sanctuary revealed. “And we only found that out when we sat down for the collab in Coke Studio. Somehow, nag volt in kami.”

Silent Sanctuary x Brisom

Brian Sombero, vocalist of Brisom explains, “Friends na kami. Even before this project, we already knew each other. Of course, we would go to each other’s gigs and we knew each other’s music. We would hang out. But this time, we got to see another side of them. They’re super fun, funny but also competitive!”

A love of an easygoing hangout did connect them, but they discovered that creativity can take many paths. Brian reveals, “We have a very different way of songwriting. For us, we start with the intro. That’s how we build upon a song. It’s a make or break for us. Without it, we can’t make a good song. But for Sarkie, he likes to start with the chorus and the melody. So we learned that it’s also good to try other ways of songwriting; it’s good to get out of your comfort zone.”

Silent Sanctuary x Brisom

Both bands also saw the big picture; they all wanted to create a song that was positive, uplifting and as simple as Sarkie says, “masarap pang road trip.”

Kim Mirandilla-Ng, the violinist of Silent Sanctuary, says, “We want young people to know that even if it’s good to be aware of the trends; it’s also OK to go against the tide to find yourself.”

Brian sees it simply as honesty. “It’s good that kids nowadays know about issues, about being woke. But for us, with our music and lyrics, we’re just keeping it real.”

Keeping it real still surprised both bands.

“We didn’t expect that it would get so emotional,” Brian admits.

“At first, you think it’s just about hanging out, and then you realize everything you’ve been through, and then it gets very emotional,” Jeffrey Castro, the drummer for Brisom, says.

Taste the sounds of Pinoy music as Silent Sanctuary and Brisom collaborates for Coke Studio Season 3. Catch them on September 21, Saturday, at 10 a.m. on ABS-CBN or on


10th Baby, Kids, and Family Expo PH

#BFKEP2019 Invitation

My First Expo as a Mom

When I received the invitation for the 10th Baby, Kids, and Family Expo PH, my heart leaped for joy as this would be my first event as a mom. However, we don’t have a helper to take care of my baby and going to events like this is hard because we now live in the province. But, seeing the list of Exhibitors and the Schedule of Activities, I told myself I will never miss this. Good thing, my husband volunteered to take care of our toddler while I’m out. Besides, I have never been out without my baby for a while now.

10th Baby Kids and Family Expo PH Day 1

Baby, Kids & Family Expo Philippines (BKFEP) is the country’s largest consumer and trade show for babies, kids, maternity, parenting and family products, and services. The 10th Edition was held last August 31 to September 1, 2019, at the Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall. There’s a FREE registration online and the Walk-In fee was P50.00.

The Expo Opening Ceremony started at 10:45 AM and officially opened at 11:00 AM. Below is a picture of the people who participated with the Ribbon Cutting – Representatives of some of the Exhibiting Brands, Manager of Megatrade Hall; Marianne Rodillo, David Abrenilla, BFKEP Founder; Vanessa Te, BKFEP Project Head; Vernie Fuentes, BKFEP Marketing Head; and Vision Board Coach Trixie Esguerra.

BFKEP2019 Opening Ceremony
© Baby, Kids & Family Expo PH Facebook Page

BFKEP2019 Participating Brands

The event was sponsored by Wilkins, Nestle Cerelac, Ogawa, Sweet Baby, and Chiron. Indeed, Megatrade Hall 1 was packed with brands with special discounted bundles and price not just for our babies but for the whole family. Playful Diaper and Wipes, Tiny Buds, Chicco, Baby First, Bite Block, NexCare, Smiles Tooth Gel were some of our favorites. Below is a list of the Exhibiting Brands and the Schedule of Events:

I managed to get pictures but there’s a lot so I just included screenshots here. I would just like to highlight BFKEP’s team for their effort of making moms/parents comfortable for providing them a special breastfeeding and diaper changing area. Please visit Homebound Mom’s Facebook Page for the full album.

Expo Brand Exhibitors
Expo Brand Exhibitors
Expo Brand Exhibitors

It’s not just the moms who enjoyed shopping, I mean who enjoyed the event 😉, but the kids as well who went with their parents. The BFKEP team prepared something fun for the kids like the Ballet Performance, Magic Show, Alladin Musical and Games. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring our toddler.

For the moms/parents, they prepared seminars from industry experts and celebrity parents such as How to Foster your Kids to Healthier Habits, Healthy Pregnancy Tips, Natural Baby Skincare Tips for New Moms, Tips for Successful Breastfeeding and Choosing Quality Diapers. And those my friends are for Day 1 only! Imagine how much learnings can you get if you’ve attended all of those seminars! And you get all those for FREE or a maximum of P50.00. My 4 hours trip to the Metro was absolutely worth it!

My Heart is Full!

As with all moms who left their kids at home, I had to go home early. I wasn’t able to finish all the presentations and attend Day 2. Baby, Kids, and Family Expo PH exceeded my expectations as a first-time attendee and I am now excited for its 11th Edition. Because of that, I will make sure that I can attend next year and hopefully bring my kid. Perfect if my husband can tag along as well so he can enjoy events like this.

Another bonus is that I met mommy bloggers who I just follow on their social media accounts! I was like a giddy kid who asked for a picture with them. Lucky me!

Baby, Kids, and Family Expo PH 2019 Mommy Bloggers
From Left to Right (Instagram Handles): VinnaVinz, ThePrudentMama, HomeboundMom, MomNessly, EmoinkzBailey, Shescapade

Get Up to 75% Off on your Favorite Brands with Macpower’s Merry SHOPtember Sale!

MacPower Shoptember Sale

The ‘BER’ months are approaching and we’re almost hitting the 2019 Christmas Day. As an early treat, Macpower gives you access to splurge or stock-up on your holiday gifts by scoring up to 75 percent off on your favorite gadget brands with the MacPower SHOPtember Sale!

The over PHP 3,000 Homido GRAB Virtual Reality Headset which is nearly compatible to every smartphone brand’s latest models, will be on sale for only PHP 500! It can save consumers as much as 86 percent off.

Get your iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max’s screen protected with Maxboost screen protector for only PHP 800. Stream your favorite music up to 10 hours with MB Quart’s QUBThree portable speaker! From PHP 7,550 SRP, it will be on sale for only PHP 1,200.

In case you’re still using your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you can score a Rhinoshield protective case with a choice of the following color variants: black, blue, pink, green, purple, red, silver, white, yellow, and gray. Buy it at PHP 1,680 and score FREE screen protector or power bank!

For those carrying their iPhone XS Max, Rhinoshield’s Solidsuit Carbon Fiber now retails for PHP 2,490! Consumers may choose between dark blue or white colors. It also comes with a FREE screen protector or power bank.

Runtastic’s Moments Elite fitness watch which originally sells for PHP 13,940 is now priced at PHP 9,000! And what’s greater is that you can score one more fitness watch for FREE for every purchase of Moments Elite!

These are just some of the MacPower SHOPtember Sale partner brands products that will go on sale this September! Come and join us at 2/F, Titanium Function Room, F1 Hotel Manila, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig on September 11-14, 2019 from 10am until 8pm.

It’s FREE of admission so you don’t have to worry about spending to start your gadget hoarding!

For more information please visit us on our social media pages:

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Open Your Eyes to Better Eye Care


Where words are restrained, the eyes often talk a great deal.” – Samuel Richardson

Gary Valenciano for George

More than our window to the world, our eyes send unconscious social queues that communicate the real us, way better than any words put together. It can convey affection, hostility, and even indifference. And to see the beauty around and within us, it is but prudent to take better care of our eyesight.

Better Eye Care

This is the core commitment of George, one of the premier eye care providers in the country. For almost six decades, George has always been at the forefront in advocating professional eye care to its clientele. It remains committed to delivering only the best solutions and incomparable services at a level of excellence synonymous with global standards.

Fact is, George is the only optical store operation that conducts a complete eye assessment procedure called EyeCare360. More than the usual eye check-ups done in most optical shops, EyeCare360 goes deeper into the visual system as a whole. This kind of procedure examines and accesses eye abnormalities that may lead to sight-threatening conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, and complications brought about by diabetes and hypertension.

Reaffirming the Commitment to Better Eye Care


To reestablish its commitment, George’s flagship store in SM Megamall reopens its doors to customers this September 5. This milestone likewise signifies the company’s transition from George Optical to simply “George.”

The newly renovated store at the Ground Floor of Building A features two consultation rooms with two licensed practicing Optometrists available at any time within mall hours. These well-trained eye doctors are readily available to examine eyes for both vision and health problems as well as correct refractive errors through prescriptive eyeglasses. They are also competent to help customers find the glasses that best flatter their faces and fit their personality and style.

George Staff

See Better in Style

The optical store also displays a broad mixture of local and high-end designer brands from IC Berlin, Oakley, Rayban, Adidas to Silhouette among others. An addition to the selection is Privé ’Revaux, a new brand co-founded by Hollywood A-listers Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld, and Ashley Benson.

George Opening

Leading the short yet impactful George SM Megamall store re-opening are its President Dr. Geoffrey Co, Co-Founder Mrs. Belen Co, SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan, Vice Mayor Anthony De Los Santos Suva Jr., and George Brand Ambassador Gary Valenciano. In attendance also are special guests singer and songwriter Gio Levy and guitarist and Indie artist Joko Reantaso.

Open your eyes to Better Eye Care

Our sight is important. It is a must to be proactive in taking care of our eyes. All the more that it is prudent to entrust our eyes to better eye care specialist. More than opting for an optical hub that provides the best solutions and incomparable services, take into consideration the one that shows genuine care for our eye health. Let us open our eyes to better eye care brought by George.


Home Suite Unveils its Newest Celebrity Endorser

Home Suite

CLC Marketing Ventures Corp., the company behind Home Suite unveils its newest celebrity endorser. This is none other than the quintessential funny man himself — Mr. Bayani Agbayani.

Just like the high-quality entertainment and fun laughter that comes in mind when the name Bayani Agbayani is mentioned, Home Suite is beyond joyful and excited to be represented by Mr. Agbayani.

Home Suite Bayani Agbayani

We believe Bayani’s reputation of providing high-quality entertainment is synonymous to Home Suite’s values in terms of providing families the best in the locally manufactured high-quality home furniture. Home Suite takes pride in distributing home furniture such as metal beds, dining sets, sala sets, sofa beds, and home accessories in all leading department stores nationwide

Home Suite Bayani Agbayani

Thrilling moments ahead with the start of this fascinating partnership with Home Suite and Bayani Agbayani, Newest Celebrity Endorser. Keep updated with Home Suite’s official social media accounts to know more!

Facebook – homesuiteph
Instagram – @homesuiteph
YouTube – CLC Marketing Ventures Corp.