Thursday, May 12, 2016

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Bonding with my sons is one of my top priorities, making memories with them makes it even better. So whenever I see an opportunity for us to spend some time together, I grab it!

Last week, we had an opportunity to experience Brotzeit Junior Chef at @ Work at their Shangri La Plaza branch. It was a bright, sunny afternoon when the Mommy Bloggers together with their cute little ones gathered for an afternoon of fun and cooking (or should I say baking?)!

I shared about this workshop here. It will run all Saturdays of May, so you better save one weekend for this one!

A Mommy Bloggers event!

The place is really spacious. You can watch, relax and eat as your kids start their session. 

 Spacious and relaxing

My Little Chef wearing his own apron! Adorable! He was so excited to get his hands dirty!

 All set!(:

Each kid will get his own set of ingredients, recipe and tools. Yes, this is very hands on! Today, the kids were able to exercise their tiny little hands because they are going to make their own Pretzels!

 
 My little boy and his set of ingredients + a mixing bowl!
 So fun to spend an afternoon with my co-Mommy Bloggers!

Kids 5 years old and above can register for this workshop, I think moms will also enjoy the activity.

It was really organized and each kid was given equal attention and assistance from Chef and from his associates. The place is also really clean and well-kept.

 The kids with Ms.Malou

Our recipe for today

Chef Ivan briefly explained to the kids what they are about to do that day. The instructions and ingredients are really simple so the kids had an easy time following the steps.

 Chef Ivan giving some instructions
Mix! Mig!(:

Checking to see if the ingredients were all mixed

Chef Ivan made sure that each kid was able to follow his instructions. He made sure that they get the correct consistency for their dough.
 Chef Ivan was really helpful and patient with each kid!(:

 Knead, knead, knead!

 Excited to turn them into Pretzels!
 Tada!(:

The pretzels were sent into the oven and we had to wait a few minutes before we can taste and see our creations! I love that each of them gets to have their own pan with their names on it, so you can be sure you'll get your own pretzels!

SIDE NOTE: We had to leave early so we were not able to see our baked creation. :( 

 Raiden's Pretzels

Aside from the fun experience, the kids were also able to take home some goodies!!(: Thank you Toy Kingdom for the generous loot!

 Thank you Toy Kingdom for the fun loot!(:

All in all it was a fun learning experience! I've always been an advocate of learning while having fun. This activity taught my kid how to be patient and to follow instructions.

My Little Chef was so proud of his accomplishment! 
 
Yay!(:


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Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit

Still looking for the perfect summer bonding with your little one? Wanna try something you will BOTH enjoy?(: Then join one of Brotzeit's Junior Chef @ Work! Every Saturday this month of May, Kids ages 5-10 years old can have a productive and fun afternoon with either their mom or dad as they create treats and build happy memories together!

Check out the poster below for more details!

Brotzeit Junior Chef @ Work!

Can't wait to spend a yummy afternoon with my pre-schooler! Remember to sign up one week before the class and you may also contact Malou Gonzalez at malou@brotzeitphil.com for schedule and registration.


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Junior Chef @ Work at Brotzeit 

Keep Your Skin Healthy with Vaseline!

I have very dry skin. Ever since I gave birth to my boys, I became (more) OC with my hygiene. I tend to wash my hands more often than the normal person would. Haha!(: It was a challenge for me to find the perfect lotion. Something that would keep my skin hydrated and at same time smooth and young looking. I tried a bunch. And most of them made me feel icky and sticky which is a no-no especially during this time of the year!

So let me introduce you to my latest (and greatest) discovery, Vaseline Deep Restore lotion! This formula is now infused with the famous Petroleum Jelly we all love to use anytime and anywhere! Amazing, right? But, what's even more amazing is that the lotion doesn't feel sticky at all! It keeps my skin at its normal state and it is smooth to the touch.

  See the difference?

The left side are a bunch of leaves as is and on the opposite side, the leaves were generously slathered with Vaseline lotion.

 #HealwithVaseline

Meet the all new Vaseline Deep Restore

"The new Vaseline Lotions now has micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly that works deep from within the epidermis to bring back lost moisture and heal dry skin." 

Better run to your favorite store so you too can achieve the magic of Vaseline Deep Restore!

SRP
100ml - P69.30
200ml - P126
400ml - P225

 
Watch this! 


Know more about Vaseline here:


Keep Your Skin Healthy with Vaseline!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Virgin Beach: Peace and Fun Under the Sun!

It was a nice weekday morning when we drove ourselves to this paradise called Virgin Beach Resort. It was my son's 6th birthday. Wow. I can't believe I am actually raising a grade schooler! We asked him where he wanted to celebrate his birthday and he kept telling us that he wants to spend it at the beach. But since it falls on a weekday and we all have work, we decided to do a Day Trip instead. Besides, Batangas is just a 2 hr. drive from where we live. It was also the perfect occasion to "break in" our car. Haha! Yes, me and my family still believe in that.

I've always wanted to try Virgin Beach, since I've heard a lot of good comments about the place. Plus, seeing it in one of Angelica P.'s movies and on their website as well, I knew I had to experience this too!

Virgin Beach Resort

God gave us a sunny, bright and happy afternoon!(: 

When booking, you have to deposit the FULL amount to their account, but for Day Trippers, you can pay on the spot, if they are not fully booked, they will accept you. But I suggest, you pay before you go, just to be sure (:

Nature

Day Tour Rates: P1,100/adult and P700/3-10 yrs. old both inclusive of lunch. Bed Parasol is P1,650/whole day which is 8AM-5PM, this is optional. But I suggest you get one especially if you're going to book a massage!

Their overnight rates start at P5,000 (Low Season) plus you need to pay for full-board meals.

Our Bed Parasol

I love that the place is secured and secluded. I promise, super NOT crowded! Which is a MUST for me! It is well-maintained and it has a long shore line.

So relaxing

Playtime!

 
Little Hunk

I can stay here all afternoon!

I had a massage too, P300/hr. Not bad right? And it was soo relaxing! Hearing the waves and everything. Hay! Heavenly! (Please give the Ates extra tip! They traveled pa to give you a relaxing massage!) (:

Waaa!

All blue...

Again, I am no food expert, but I love their food. It was served buffet-style. 

The restaurant

Tiny Houses for Overnighters

Happy 6!!(:

Enjoying the clear, blue water

Uh-OH!

We love you MigMig!

A fun and memorable roadtrip!

Until next time!

All in all we enjoyed our Day Trip! It was definitely worth the drive.


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Virgin Beach: Peace and Fun Under the Sun!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Black Pig

When the food is good, it's worth sharing! In this case, me and my family really enjoyed the dishes at The Black Pig. Located at Commercenter in Alabang, The Black Pig's dishes are beautiful to the eyes and flavorful to the mouth. Did that make sense? I'm no food expert, but I just know when my meal is good! It also has a "twin" brother in Nuvali, The Pig Pen which serves equally good food!

 The Black Pig

2nd Floor, Commercenter Alabang

Lovely bar!

Price per head is around P350-500. But I'm telling you it is worth every penny and your travel time going to the south! The place is instagramable (haha!) and it also has the perfect ambiance for an intimate night out with your partner, friends or family.

You can actually rent out a portion of their place for a mini party/gathering for 20-30 pax. How I wish I'm turning 18 again so I can have my debut here! Haha (: 

Shrimp Risotto

Just look at that plating!

Salad

Enjoying his Waffle! He had to order TWICE!

Happy Tummies!!

Happy Birthday and Congratulations to my handsome cousins!!

The place is really perfect for small gatherings and celebrations!

Love the simple interior

Cozy feels!

#TitasofManila!


VIEW and DROOL over their dishes here:


The Black Pig