Nov 26, 2009

Sales and Bazaars I plan to Go to this December

Paskong Pinoy
Manila Ocean Park, Quirino Grandstand
Dec 1 – December 31

American Women’s Club of the Philippines Bazaar
World Trade Center, CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
December 1, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

DTI - CAR Trade Fair "Impakabsat 2009"
Megatrade Hall
December 2, 2009 - December 6, 2009

Converse Mega Sale @ MegaMall
Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 6, 2009

Paskuhan sa Megamall
Megatrade Hall
December 3, 2009 - December 5, 2009

The 9th World Bazaar Festival
World Trade Center, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
December 4 – 16

Gift Lab: The Great Holiday Bazaar
Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall, Makati City
December 5 – 6

Noel Bazaar: The Special Edition
A. Venue Hall, Antel Lifestyle City, Makati Avenue, Makati City
December 5 – 6

Mega Balikbayan Expo 2009
Hall 2 Megatrade Hall
December 11, 2009 - December 13, 2009

Christmas Bazaar
Glorietta Park Tent, Ayala Center, Makati City
December 11 – 30

Super Brand Super Sale
Megatrade Hall
December 11, 2009 - December 13, 2009

Manila Toys and Gifts Show
Megatrade Hall
December 16, 2009 - December 22, 2009

Christmas Treats @ The Mega
December 18, 2009 - December 20, 2009

Noel Bazaar & Christmas Shop Expo
World Trade Center, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City
December 18 – 20

Pamilyang OFW
Megatrade Hall
December 26, 2009 - December 27, 2009

4th Housing Fair
Megatrade Hall
December 27, 2009 - December 29, 2009

My Saturday Affair - November 27 and Me Rambling On

I missed last weekend’s bazaars, exhibits, and fair. I got sick and was advised to take 3 days of bed rest. And so I was not able to go to work or go anywhere. Got 5 days of rest but was not able to enjoy it. Such a waste of time, money, and energy. And that's because I did not take care of my health. I took my body for granted and did not take note of early symptoms until it was too late. I have no one to blame but myself. What's worst, I put my kids and other members of the family's health at risk. Well, I'm glad that's over. Nuff said. We'll be having a 4-day weekend due to Thanksgiving this week. Yey!!!! So much to do, and only 4 days to do them. What will I be doing in the next 4 days aside from taking care of the kids myself? Hmm, set up the Christmas Tree (should have been done 2 weeks ago), Take Basti to the dentist, catch up on my scrapbooking, do some photo blogging, Go trade fairs, sales and exhibits (See list below). One task at a time, or else I'll be overwhelmed. And of course, how can I forget; watch Ghost Whisperer on DVD, surf surf surf, blog blog blog. As if I have the time to do all this hahaha. As I always say, 24 hours is not enough for what we mommies need to do in our lives.

Before I forget, Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

Here's my Saturday Affairs for November 27 :

25-30 December 2009
World Trade Center Halls ABC

5-6 December 2009
A Venue along Makati Avenue
18-20 December 2009
World Trade Center Hall C

18th Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair
holiday d├ęcor and gifts, food and organic products, garments and fashion accessories, housewares and furniture and furnishings.
November 27-30, 2009 Megatrade Hall 2

Nov 20, 2009

What Kind Of Christmas Gift Giver Are You?

I took a quiz at the Smart Parenting website on What Kind Of Christmas Gift Giver Are You? My result? I like giving gifts based on what I like, which is probably true. Sometimes I get carried away when I'm at the mall or the Divisoria or Baclaran, I tend to buy stuffs I like, thinking they "the recipients" might like them too. Admittedly and guiltily, I don't have time anymore to jot down wishlists and to research on what my love ones would like for Christmas, and if I do have the time, I would still need to ask myself, would I have the funds to buy them? But I'm not that bad, I guess. I do make the effort to know when it comes to the wishes of my kids, my nephews, nieces and godsons and goddaugthers. But for the adults, I buy gifts that I think they might like and still within the budget, my budget, of course, hehehe.

Nov 16, 2009

35thPedia Talk Live BY Mommy Academy this December

35thPedia Talk Live
“Parenting for the Holidays: your practical guide to nurturing kids this season.”

Topics to watch out for:
· Common tummy troubles for both kids and adults (Ate too much? Experiencing cramps? Going to the bathroom often? Find out why.)
· Overstimulation in kids (Is this real? Why and how does it happen? How can parents help their child cope?)
· Simplifying Christmas (Worried that your child is fixated on the gifts rather than the reason for the season? Learn how to explain it to them in ways they understand.)

December 12, 2009, Saturday
Cinema 6, Glorietta 4, Makati City,
8am to 12 noon.
Admission is free but pre-registration is a must.
To register, visit
or call 820-5070, or 825-7454.
Sign up now!

Nov 13, 2009

MY Saturday Affair - Novermber 13

My Saturday Affair this November 13 is different from the mommy events I usually go to. There are limited mommy events this time of the year. But there is one event this weekend that is worth going to.

The Consumer Electronics Live! Manila 2009!

from November 13-15, 2009. Yep, it starts today. I'm not sure if I can go tomorrow since I might spend the day setting up our Christmas tree with the kids and hubby. But some of my officemates are planning to go there in groups to check out the latest and the coolest gadgets, at a very low price at that! So I might go there with them. If I'll go I'll probably go for the 11:00 – 12:00 noon Avent Cooking and Feeding Tips for Infants by Philips and for the 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm session on Elements of Successful Blogging tomorrow, November 14, 2009. I wish I could go to the 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mini-iBlog Summit on Sunday as well but Sunday is set only for my family and so it's a no go for me. But who knows, I can take the whole family, can't I? For the CEL Manila 2009 Program Schedule please click HERE.

There are a lot of sales and bazaars happening this November!

I recommend checking out KIKAYEXCHANGE and MomCenter for a comprehensive list.

Of Crushes and Little Boys

I picked Basti up yesterday from school. I brought Simon with me. Simon was excited to see many kids all in one place. And was happy to see his big brother when he came out of the gate.

As Basti was running towards us, some cute little girls were also running with him, shrieking and laughing when they reached us. One of them shouting, "Si Lyka po, crush po si Basti" (Lyka has a crush on Basti!) and off they went, giggling to their hearts content. And Basti went berserk saying to me, "Mama hindi totoo yun! "(Mama, it's not true!) . He felt so embarassed being the object of someone else's attention. I smiled and and thought to myself. " How time flies! Someone has a crush on him already. He's 8 years old and only in the second grade!"

I know girls mature earlier than boys. Basti squirms at the thought that someone has a crush on him, while the girls are very comfortable blurting out their feelings. The whole afternoon, I had to explain to Basti that a crush is just admiration, and that it is only natural for someone to admire another person. A question led to an answer, and answer led to another question, and I had a hard time explaining the differences of having a crush, of having a girlfriend/boyfriend, and getting married. And then I had to stop, and told him to ask his father when he gets home for a man's point of view. When his father came home, he was instructed on the proper way a gentleman should react to such show of admirations.

I could not help but feel amused and sad. Time flies so fast. In just a few years my little boy will be on his own, in highschool and college, and then will eventually get married. Oh, I don't want to think about that. For now, I'll just enjoy the kid in him .... for as long as it takes.

Nov 9, 2009

Bazaars, Expos and Sale For Mommies This November

It's the Christmas Season once again! Start your christmas shopping early! Here's some of the must-go sale and Bazaars this November!!! More to come!!