A Christmas Blessing Celebrating Abi's Christening

Wednesday, May 8

It was December 24th, 2023 and we had prepared a simple celebration for Abi and to welcome her to the Christian world. Amidst the festive magic of Christmas Day, our family gathered for a truly extraordinary occasion - the christening of our third child, Abi. It was a day steeped in the spirit of love, gratitude, and divine blessings, weaving a tapestry of cherished memories that will forever grace our hearts.

Finding Love, Reconciliation, and Balance

Monday, May 6

Hey there, lovely souls! Today, I want to share a piece of my heart with you—a story of love, trials, and the messy but beautiful journey of marriage and motherhood.

Let's rewind a bit. Picture this: a bustling office, the clickety-clack of keyboards, and the occasional aroma of coffee wafting through the air. That's where it all began—the subtle glances, the shared laughs, and before I knew it, I found myself falling for someone who wasn't my spouse. Yep, you heard that right.

Now, before you judge, let me take you behind the scenes. You see, being a mom and a wife while also climbing the corporate ladder is no easy feat. Balancing deadline and date nights with your significant other—it's enough to make anyone's head spin.

And then, there's the allure of the office crush—the witty banter, the understanding nods, the sense of camaraderie that comes with tackling projects side by side. It's a dangerous dance, one that I found myself caught up in before I even realized it.

But here's the thing about marriage: it's messy, it's complicated, but it's also worth fighting for. As the days turned into weeks and the guilt gnawed at my conscience, I knew I had a choice to make. Did I succumb to the allure of the forbidden, or did I roll up my sleeves and fight tooth and nail for what truly mattered?

Spoiler alert: I chose the latter. Because beneath the surface of doubt and temptation, there lies a love that's deeper than any office flirtation—a love that's woven into the fabric of family, of commitment, of the shared dreams and memories that make life worth living.

So, I did what any determined mama bear would do—I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. I poured my heart and soul into rekindling the flames of romance with my spouse, into showing up not just as a wife, but as a partner, a confidante, a best friend.

And let me tell you, it wasn't easy. There were tears, there were tough conversations, there were moments when I wanted to throw in the towel and call it quits. But through it all, there was a glimmer of hope—a belief that with time, patience, and a whole lot of love, we could weather the storm and come out stronger on the other side.

And you know what? We did. Because here's the beautiful truth about marriage: it's not about avoiding the storms, but about learning to dance in the rain—to hold each other close, to weather the highs and lows together, to emerge battered but unbroken, hand in hand.

So, to all the moms out there juggling a million hats, to all the wives feeling lost in the chaos of everyday life, and to anyone who's ever found themselves tempted by the allure of something new and exciting, I see you. I feel you. And I'm here to tell you that you're not alone.

Keep fighting the good fight, keep chasing after love with reckless abandon, and above all, keep believing that the best is yet to come. Because if there's one thing I've learned on this wild journey called life, it's that love—true, messy, imperfect love—is always worth fighting for.

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A Day to Remember: Family Fun at Vano Beach, Marigondon Lapu Lapu City

Sunday, April 28

Hey there, fellow beach lovers! Today, I'm excited to share with you all about our recent family trip to Vano Beach in Marigondon Lapu Lapu City. It was a day filled with sunshine, sand, and some much-needed quality time with the ones we love most.

Now, before I dive into the sandy details, let me paint a quick picture of where we're at. Lately, life has been a bit of a whirlwind for us. Between juggling work, household chores, and the everyday hustle and bustle, my spouse and I realized that our marriage had been on the rocks. We knew we needed to hit pause and prioritize what truly matters: our family, especially our precious kiddos.

So, we decided to embark on a mini adventure to Vaño Beach. Nestled in the heart of Marigondon Lapu Lapu City, this picturesque haven has undergone some remarkable updates as of our visit.

First things first, let's talk about the beach itself. Vaño Beach has always been known for its pristine shores and crystal-clear waters, but the recent enhancements truly took our breath away. The beachfront now boasts more spacious areas for picnics and relaxation, complete with sturdy new cottages and cozy beach loungers. It's the perfect spot to soak up some vitamin sea while basking in the warm Cebuano sun.

For the more adventurous souls in the family (yes, that includes our little ones!), there are exciting water activities available. From boat riding and also a lot of swimming gears there's no shortage of ways to make a splash and create lasting memories together.

Family Bonding at SM City Cebu and Gaisano Grandmall

Monday, April 22

Moments with the kids as we leave Abigail at home to spend time with them. It has been a very hectic week for us and thought that we should spend time with the kids. I really enjoyed this time because we ate and played at SM Cyberzone. We also did some short window shopping. Shopping and retail therapy are great things when you don't have to worry about money. 

Nexus Baicon Fan Fair 2024: Celebrating PH Gaming Enthusiasts and Icons

Friday, April 12

Prepare yourselves, gaming aficionados! Presented by Tier One Entertainment and organized by Republiq Group of Companies, Nexus Baicon will be the first-ever Nexus Fan Fair outside of Metro Manila. It is set to take place on April 12-13, 2024 at the Sky Hall Seaside in Cebu City.
Get ready to immerse yourself in exclusive meet-and-greets, adrenaline-pumping matches, live performances, and other unforgettable moments.

Seize the opportunity to secure autographs, take a photo, and dive into engaging with gaming talents, content creators, and celebrities you admire most. You'll be granted a unique chance to connect with these stars, uncover the stories behind their success, and maybe pick up a few insider gaming strategies along the way.  

From Groceries to Everything: CloudKart Evolves into Cebu's Ultimate One-Stop Online Shop

Wednesday, April 3

CloudKart, Cebu’s leading e-commerce platform, is undergoing a transformative relaunch that elevates it from an online grocery ordering service to a comprehensive digital marketplace.

This move marks a significant expansion of CloudKart's offerings to now include FDA-approved pharmacy items, school and office supplies, electronics, home and outdoor products, jewelry, accessories, pet care essentials, toys, books, and much more.

Navigating the Workplace as an Introvert: Embracing Your Strengths

Saturday, March 16

In the bustling world of office chatter, coffee runs, and team meetings, introverts often find themselves swimming against the current. But hey, being an introvert in the workplace isn't a drawback – it's a superpower waiting to be unleashed. So, grab your favorite beverage, find a cozy spot, and let's explore the common traits of introverted individuals in the workplace because being quiet doesn't mean you're not mighty.

1. The Power of Solitude

Picture this: it's Monday morning, and the office is buzzing with energy. Colleagues are catching up on the weekend's escapades, but you? You're savoring the quiet moments before the storm. Introverts thrive in solitude, relishing the opportunity to recharge their batteries away from the noise and distractions of the workplace. Whether it's finding a secluded corner or slipping on noise-canceling headphones, introverts know that sometimes, the best ideas come in moments of stillness.

Gathering Design Ideas for Your Interiors

Tuesday, March 5

Home design is something that the vast majority of us focus on at some point or another. At the end of the day, your home is likely to be the most expensive investment you make in your life. You’re going to want to make sure it maintains its value. Your home is also the space you’re likely to spend most of your free time, so you’re going to want to make sure that you feel comfortable within it. Finally, your home is where you’re likely to entertain guests, so you’re going to want to make sure that it reflects your tastes, interests, and personality well. Interior design can help you to achieve all of these things. But with so many different styles of interior design out there, how can you decide which elements to use yourself? Here are a few suggestions that will help you to gather ideas for your interior design and implement them well!


See How the Professionals Do It

Flip Your Biz: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Cebu

Friday, January 26

The GREAT Women Collective, in partnership with HoliCOW PH, proudly presents "Flip Your Biz," a gathering of women entrepreneurs and luminaries of varying industries in Cebu City to share best practices, and foster important conversations on gender, business, and related socio-economic issues and impact.

Slated for February 1, 2024, this intimate gathering and workshop at Asmara Urban Village will convene up to 35 women representatives, each championing, if not already engaged, in Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) efforts within their specialized fields and domains. 

11 Tips For Preparing Your Child For Starting School

Tuesday, January 9

Starting school is a big deal, for both children and parents. It’s a huge milestone in any child’s life and the start of a whole new life that is entirely their own. Starting off with the best school foundation can help them navigate the rest of school as they get older.

The experiences they have will all help to define what they get out of school and whether they enjoy it or not. As a parent, you can be part of making those foundational experiences as good as possible. If you’re wondering how to prepare your child for starting school, here are some of the top tried and tested tips for getting it right.

Start Talking About School

7 Irresistibly Stylish Off-Shoulder Crop Top Outfits on Instagram

When summer, spring, and warmer weather come around, clothes need to get a little shorter. Pants turn into shorts, long dresses turn into skirts, and long sleeves turn into short sleeves. Your sleeves aren’t the only thing that you can shorten on top during the summer. The body of your shirt can be hemmed a bit and turned into a crop top to give you a little more breeze in the sunny weather. 


Most people may associate women’s crop tops with casual styles with shorts, but crop tops can be worn on all sorts of occasions. Check out the crop top inspiration below.

HAPPY 2024!

Thursday, January 4

As the clock struck midnight on New Year's Eve, our family ushered in 2024 with hearts full of gratitude and excitement. This year marked not only the start of new beginnings but also the joyful addition of our precious baby girl to our family of five. Join us on this heartwarming journey as we share our adventures as parents of a newborn, and the extra special celebration of our daughter's 8th birthday.

Welcoming Our New Year Baby Girl

Play Awesome this 2024: The new Samsung Galaxy A15 5G and A25 5G with Super AMOLED display

Wednesday, January 3

Enter the new year with Samsung’s most affordable 5G smartphones, now with an improved display for your awesome play moments! Starting at P10,990, enjoy immersive entertainment with Samsung’s Super AMOLED display and supercharged plays with a more powerful battery. Bonus: you can get a free 25W Travel Adapter when you order yours until March 31, 2024.
The Galaxy A15 5G can be yours for only P10,990 for the 4GB+128GB version and P14,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A25 5G is retailing at P15,990 for the 6GB+128GB variant and P18,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant. 

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