Archives for August 2015

Smiling makes you a Winner

A few people can say that i’m quite that jumpy little bean in the morning. I’m always super hyper. Like two days ago, I got up at 6:45 am because I had dubbing at 8, a 9 am, 10:30, 2pm and a 7pm meeting. I just go through the day with a smile on my face, like i’m not stressed at all. I just believe that if you’re happy and you know it (clap your hands… Just kidding), show it because the world will feel you’re a winner and they’ll make you a winner.

I’m a winner! Say that, too, and you’ll be one, too! I’m a winner and what makes me win is my smile (kapal noh?) Haha! But kidding aside, you can do so much and accomplish so much with just smiling. I was reading this book of my friend, Justin Pinon entitled The Three Hit Combo and one of the things that he mentions that is important in influencing others is smiling. So taking off from Justin’s advice, I went to the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. Then after a week, I successfully convinced my husband to do the same.

I booked a schedule for him with Dra. Marion at the Winning Smiles Dental Clinic.

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I booked with her because scheduling an appointment is very easy. You just have to go to just key in your information. I then received an email confirming my schedule the day after. And that was it!

We booked a schedule for my husband on a Saturday and we brought our little one. I really loved the ambiance. It was just like any dental clinic, but it had a certain ‘relaxing’ vibe. Oh, plus, the main color used for the place was purple (which is my favorite color) so I loved it even more!

At the Winning Smiles Dental Clinic


Filling up the form!

Filling up the form!

Dra. Marion arrived just a few minutes after we arrived and she led us to the main part of the clinic. She was very nice and pleasant. We had a short conversation on why going to the dentist regularly is a must. Then she checked on my husband’s teeth and took some ‘before’ photos. We, my daughter and I, stayed in the room to watch Dra. clean my husband’s teeth. My daughter was watching each and every single thing. I was telling her how we should always brush our teeth to keep it clean and healthy.

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Someone’s excited!

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After the session, Dra. Marion again took the ‘after’ shots. I asked my husband how the session was and he said that it was great! He said that he can now feel the ridges of his teeth, where one starts and one ends. Haha! Also, Dra. had gentle hands so it was a wonderful experience.

Teeth Before and After

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Dra. Marion giving my husband advice on caring for his teeth

Dra. Marion giving my husband advice on caring for his teeth

It’s really important that we set aside time to visit the dentist despite our busy schedule. With clean and healthy teeth, we feel more confident and ready to face the world. We will all feel like winners! For those who want to visit the Winning Smiles Dental Clinic, you can set an appointment using this website: and follow them in Facebook: Winning Smiles Facebook Page.

Thanks, Dra. Marion! Smiling definitely makes you a winner!


Breastfeeding and New Born Care

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness month. I love that such a great loving act is given an entire month for people to focus on and to celebrate. For those without child, it may seem to be such a petty thing to celebrate but believe me, it is worth celebrating every single day of this month. When I was single, I used to think that I would just give my baby formula to save me the hassle and the time. I used to think that it was all about the type of woman you are. I always thought that breastfeeding was only for the domesticated moms. But when I attended classes before, I truly saw its value and benefits. I think every mom should try to understand how breastfeeding works and why it is important.

On August 22, 2015, Manila Workshops, in partnership with The Parenting Emporium, is holding a rerun of the lecture and demonstration about breastfeeding and newborn care.

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Get to know our speaker:

Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, MD, DPPS, IBCLC received medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, finished residency in Pediatrics in The Medical City, also practices as a lactation consultant and member of the Breastfeeding Committee of the Philippine Pediatric Society, facilitator in Educhild Philippines which is a non-profit organization that helps parents in their role as primary educators of their children; mother of 3 children ages 6,4 and 2.

Event Details:

Date: August 22, 2015, 1PM-5PM

Venue: Best for Families, #29 1st Street, New Manila, Quezon City

Learning Fee:

Regular Rate: Php350

Couple Rate: Php600

This event is also co-sponsored by Stemcord.

If you want to register, please visit and sign up on this link:

Wake Up Inspired

I wake up inspired every day. Well, for one, I really am a morning person. But the real reason why I wake up inspired is that I see so many things that I can work on. I see so many things that I can do to make the world a better place. Oh, before you unfriend me on Facebook and think that I’m a total lunatic blabbing about being a superhero and wanting to change the world, you need to meet me. I’m really this gregarious and passionate about making positive changes in our country (okay, and prolly even the world but let’s not get to that just yet).

I was recently interviewed by Mike Grogran, an international speaker about being an entrepreneur. I super (yes, I always use this word) love this interview! It was one of the most exciting and comfortable interviews I have ever done. Kuddos to you Mike for being such a wonderful interviewer. Before going on to read the rest of this article, please do listen to the recording here:


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I hope that you liked the interview! In my article today, I wanted to share how I am always inspired. People ask me why I’m always so “hyper” and when I talk about my mission in life, I’m always so passionate?

Find things that will make you fall in love again. I’m not talking about puppy love or crushes. I’m talking about about falling in love with LIFE. Find things that make you feel excited, things that put you in a good mood, things that make you lov life more! For example, when I want to write amazing articles or when I need a little bit of a boost, I open my Spotify account and play a playlist called Acoustic Morning.

Take a morning walk with nothing in mind. I often rush hurriedly, jumping from one task to the next. But there are days when I just take time out to go to the bank and I don’t walk hurriedly to it. I just breathe in and I get to feel more present. I get to feel and see (really see) things happening. And during those days when I start it this way, I am more focused and more productive.

Take up a hobby. Everyone needs a break every once in a while. Try to look for something that you would want to do during your free time. One of the things that we do as a couple at home in the evenings is we play boardgames. It relaxes us both and we get to spend time together.

Write down things that you are grateful for. It really helps to remind yourself that the world isn’t so bad. Your life isn’t that bad. There are more things that you should be grateful for! Having a notebook, a journal or a blog where you write down things that you are grateful for can make your more inspired. The next day, you’ll wake up feeling more confident and optimistic!

These are just some of the things… plus coffee that helps me wake up inspired and ready to face to world! How about you? Do you wake up inspired, too?