Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bubi Trampolines Bring Happiness with Every Bounce

Bubi Trampolines was established in the Philippines in 2011. It began to operate under SMAI (Sia & Mak Amsement Inc.) in December of 2013. SMAI has more than 12 years of experience in the quality production and distribution of trampolines all over Europe. What makes the difference with SMAI is the excellent aftersales follow-up, high quality products and availability of stocks.


SMAI constantly checks and improves the production to keep the customers extremely satisfied and happy with our trampolines.


The technology and current design of Bubi Trampolines are the results of significant years of experience in the European market which caters the need of every customer whether for outdoor or indoor use.


Bubi Tampolines are not only for fun but it also has medical benefits for kids. It helps in developing their motor skills, teach persistence and improves their self- esteem and behavior. It also reduces restlessness and alleviate stress, stimulates internal organs and strengthens the immune system. It can also help weight loss and maintenance as well.


Mommies will definitely love Bubi Trampolines! Let every child bounce with happiness! An ounce of bounce brings a million joy to your kids!


Bubi Trampolines are situated at the following malls:


SM Malls



Cebu - Seaside





San Lazaro







Cebu - Consolacion



San Pablo


Cebu - Mabolo




Cebu - Seaside


Robinsons Malls:      


Metro East






Other Malls:


Starmall SJDM

Starmall Taguig


Farmer's Plaza



Bubi Blocks and Bubi Sand Castles are also part of the Bubi Family!



For sales and rental inquiries, please contact us at 941.5708. Like and follow us on Facebook (Bubi Trampoline) and Instagram (bubitrampoline).









Monday, June 20, 2016

Life Lessons I Learned From My Son

It's been a while since I last posted anything remotely personal, (yet again) on my blog. Busy days at work had me preoccupied that I only had time posting about the events I've attended of late. Today though, is a very special day for me, no, it's not my birthday nor Choi''s just that we spent quality time together today that I realized, I've forgotten to write down my special moments with him unlike before. 

You see, Choi is my 3 year old rambunctious little boy whom, just like any other son to their Moms have been teaching me bits and pieces about life that you will only get to see through the eyes of a child. 

So, for the past 3 years, I've narrowed down 5 essential life lessons having a little boy taught me:

1. Patience will get you through all the hard times

Yes, raising a little boy can be difficult, stressful yet fulfilling. I just look at him sometimes while he plays and wonder at how patient he can get when he wants something so bad. I marvel at his steady determination to put a toy he dismantled back together. And his patience when the process gets too long.

So it's pretty much how it is in real
life - if you want something so bad and if you want to get through the hard times - patience is going to be your best friend. 

2. You are a super hero

Well, at least in the eyes of your child. Your ability to kiss away a "boo-boo" & they look at you like you're walking above water is an awesome feeling. 

There are those "kilig" moments where they would brag about you to others saying "my Mom can do this and that better" that would make you feel like you're wearing a cape more powerful than supermans'! 

3. Tiny hugs can ease the pain 

Yes, raising a little boy on your own without a partner can be trying. When they get sick or when you find yourself desperately trying to balance a bagful of groceries in one arm while carrying your tot in the other - those moments make you question whether you are doing things right and if you made the righ decision. 

But believe me, one tiny hug and a big sweet smile will make all your worries dissolve into thin air. Yes, complicated relationships, solo parenthood and struggling to make ends meet are painful stages in life - but those little arms hold a certain magic not even Houdini can explain. 

4. You may not be perfect but you are doing it right

There are no perfect parents. We all make mistakes and we find ourselves doubting one decision after another when it comes to raising our children. But here's a newsflash I discovered while trying to raise my little boy - we are all doing it right. 

How can I say that when I'm no expert myself? I just look at how healthy & happy he is and I'm almost 100% certain I've been passing in some points when it comes to Mommahood. 

5. No one will love you or protect you like your son would 

At the tender age of 3, I've seen Choi get into protective stance when my sisters would pretend to hurt me. He would cry with me when I pretend to get hurt. That's how I knew that this little boy would fight for me with every inch of his being. 

How The Wrong Choices Take Us To the Right Places

I used to think Choi was a mistake. That he is a product of some stupid decision I made in life. But oh how wrong I was! The very first moment I laid eyes on him, all my fears and doubts turned into certainty.

Having a son is a blessing. Yes I am certain of that now. And each day, I feel blessed and wonderful that GOD chose me to be the mother of Choi. 

I love being a Mom and I wouldn't trade what I have now for anything in the world. (I wouldn't mind having a baby girl though! Hehe). So if you have a son whom you think is a blessing to you - hug them tight right now for there is only a short time left before they become a grown man.

I love you Choi! 😍😍😍

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Jodi and Thirdy : The Latest Jollibee Endorsers To Join The Jollibee Fambam!

Certified Batang Jollibee 

I can't remember not having Jollibee as part of my growing years up to now. The familiar smell of their chickenjoy, the tasty burgers and of course, the yummy spaghetti! I used to chant J-O-L-L-I-B-E-E when I heard it for the first time at my cousin's birthday party. Yes, the big red bee will always be part of my childhood's fondest memories. 

Tabing Ilog Fan

Aside from being a loyal Jollibee customer, I was also an avid viewer of the youth teleserye "Tabing Ilog". The show was also part of my childhood and one of my favorite characters was portrayed by no less than one of my fave actresses in the country - Jodi Sta. Maria. So, years after, I still love them both - Jollibee and Jodi. 

Let me share some good news with you guys!

MANILA  Jollibee recently welcomed Jodi and Thirdy as the newest brand ambassadors for Jolly Spaghetti during the media launch held at the Ortigas Roosevelt branch. Jodi and Thirdy, who stars in the latest TV commercial for Jolly Spaghetti, shared their own personal experiences, from happy memories when she was a kid and to how she now enjoys the same bonding moments with Thirdy. The Jolly Spaghetti Sweet-Sarap Moments event also featured fun games for the media guests and their kids.

Batang Jollibee at heart
Jodi confesses to being a certified Batang Jollibee, even before she got into show business. Her mother worked hard to raise Jodi and her siblings, but made sure to devote her Saturdays to quality time over her children’s favorite Jollibee treats.

“Every Saturday, iti-treat niya kami sa Jollibee sa may Landmark food court,” Jodi recalled. “Talagang masasabi ko na kinalakihan ko si Jollibee. At hindi lang ‘yon, kasi bawat party, bawat celebration, talagang naging part siya ng family namin at ng pamilyang Pilipino.”

Growing up, Jodi said she would often order Jolly Spaghetti and Jolly Hotdog, and it became staples in her bonding moments with her mom. Now that she’s a mother herself, she wants to pass on the same joyful experience to Thirdy. The 10-year old loves the cheesy, meaty, and sweet-sarap flavors of Jolly Spaghetti.

Wala akong nakilalang bata na gusto ng maasim na spaghetti,” the actress remarked candidly. “Especially Filipino children. I believe na nakuha ng Jollibee ‘yung manamis-namis na timpla na hinahanap-hanap ng bawat batang Pilipino.”

Mom first, actress second

Jodi remains simple even with her celebrity status and recent accolades for her stellar TV performances. Despite her busy schedule, she makes sure that spending quality time with Thirdy is her priority, just as her own mother did years ago.

The actress related that she and Thirdy can spend hours upon hours just talking about anything, especially over their favorite Jolly Spaghetti. They often order “C3,” the Jolly Spaghetti and Chickenjoy combo, for delivery or drive-thru.

Sa hapagkainan, that’s where the bonding happens. Nakakatuwa si Thirdy when you spend time with him. He’s a very opinionated child. Baka pwede siyang maging lawyer,” Jodi proudly added.

Perfect Choice for Jolly Spaghetti
Jollibee likewise is equally happy and excited to welcome Jodi and Thirdy to the family.
“Jodi and Thirdy are the perfect endorsers for Jolly Spaghetti,” said Kent Mariano, Jollibee Assistant Vice President for Marketing. “Despite Jodi’s celebrity status and hectic schedule, she believes in making even the smallest of moments count when it comes to strengthening her bond with Thirdy and her family. Jodi’s own story and personal experiences of bonding with her mom and now with her son is something that many Pinoy families can relate to. We at Jollibee have always proud to be part of such memorable moments.”

Warm welcome. The Jollibee team (L-R) – Regional Business Unit Head for Metro North Mike Castro, AVP for Marketing Kent Mariano (fourth from left, back), PR Director Arline Adeva, Chief Global Marketing Officer for Jollibee Global brand Francis E. Flores (6th from left, back), Assistant Brand Manager for Jolly Spaghetti Luis Berba and Corporate PR and Events Manager Dennis Reyes, gave Jodi and Thirdy a warm and jolly welcome to the Jollibee Family.

The latest TVC features Jodi reminiscing her bonding moments as a kid with her mom, and fast forward to the present, Jodi letting Thirdy experience the same happy moment while enjoying their favorite Jolly Spaghetti. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A More Colorful Day With Gardenia Breads

Oh yes, my family and I loves Gardenia breads. If you are to check our pantry, you will see that almost every other week - our stash won't be complete without said breads. 

Aside from its' long shelf-life, their breads are soft to the bite and can also be tweaked into other sweet treats the whole family can enjoy. 

Sweet Pick 

Make your day more flavorful anytime of the day with a bite of your favorite dessert made with your favorite bread!

Who can resist a succulently smooth, creamy and caramel-y Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch loaf filled with flavorful butterscotch chips? And hey, did you know that this can be transformed to another sweet pick?


Try this easy-to-create sans rival using Gardenia Butterscotch:

Gardenia Butterscotch Mango Sans Rival 



3 pcs Butterscotch Loaf 

¼ cup butter

1 tbsp ripe mango, sliced

1 tbsp nuts, chopped

2 pcs chocolate bars

1 tbsp powdered Sugar – 1 tbsp



1. Get 3 slices of Gardenia Amazing Butterscotch Loaf and trim the sides.

2. Combine butter, evaporated milk and powdered sugar until becomes smooth.

3. Spread the butter cream mixture into the trimmed breads then put sliced ripe mangoes on top and sprinkle chopped nuts. 4. Stack all breads onto each other. Spread the butter cream on the bread sides and apply nuts.

5. Chill overnight.

6. Serve and enjoy!


Wait, there’s more! Gardenia’s amazing flavored line has also a black forest loafa lusciously soft, moist bread rich in chocolate filling, laden with sweet, succulent cherries.


More exciting and innovative recipes using Gardenia breads can be discovered! Just visit or

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Cordlife : Why Metascreen? Understanding Newborn Metabolic Screening

Clueless Mom 

I was a clueless first-time Mom (well, I guess I still am) when I gave birth to Choi.  Though I had mommy friends who gave me bits and pieces of advice, there is nothing that could prepare you for when you have your own mini-me around. 

Yes, I went through the process, regular pre-natal check-ups, milk, vitamins, the works. But still, Choi suffered from semi-sepsis when I gave birth to him. I had to leave for almost 2 weeks in the hospital. He was what his pedia called, a "problematic" baby. His cries were that of a small kitten, he rejected cow's milk and he was weak. I really thought I was gonna lose him. 

    My Choi at around 2-3 months old. 😍

This where things come into perspective, I should've researched for comprehensive prenatal and newborrn screenings that would have saved me the heartache and pain of seeing my son being injected with different medicines. I should've availed of Cordlife's services. 

About Metabolic Disorders

Metabolism is a set of chemical reactions in the body needed to maintain vital life activities, like immunity, body growth, and brain development. The chemical reactions of metabolism are facilitated by enzymes, which act as catalysts to regulate the reactions. 

Newborns with inherited metabolic disorders (also called inborn errors of metabolism) lack certain enzymes to maintain normal metabolic functions, resulting in a build-up of toxic substances or deficiency of critical substances. Although metabolic disorders are rare, if left untreated, they can cause serious developmental issues, or even death. 

Metabolic Disorders At A Glance

About Metascreen 

Metascreen is the most comprehensive screening program that uses non-invasive urine test to provide timely and accurate detection of more than 100 metabolic disorders. The baby's urine sample will be tested using U.S. FDA approved GC-MS platform coupled with our planar diagnostic tool to provide highly specific and definitive results. Compared to the other testing platform, GC-MS can detect more metabolic disorders. These results will be made available to the client in a few days to enable treatment, if necessary. 

Metascreen is non-invasive, accurate and reliable, has the most comprehensive panel and timely diagnostics. 

And of course, the quick turnaround time enables clinical intervention making disorders easier to treat. 

Metascreen Urine Specimen Collection Procedure 

1. Your baby needs to pass the collection criteria 

•Baby must be 2 days old
•Baby has taken at least one feed twenty four hours ago

2. Collect your baby's urine

•Place a filter paper on diaper
•Check filter paper condition 
•Air-dry air filter paper
•Seal dried filter paper tightly 

3. After completing items, you need to seal it properly in the Metascreen envelope. Call to Cordlife Hotline 09988486063 or 09988486064 to pick up.

First Step To A Healthy Life

Imagine having peace of mind knowing that your precious child is safe from any metabolic disorder and can lead a full, healthy life. 

That is what Cordlife has to offer us Mommies and Daddies because there is no one else more important to us than the life of our little ones, right? 

To know more about Metascreen and Cordlife - visit or call 02-4701735.