Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chris-Carl Stuffed Toys from Divisoria

Divisoria never fails to amaze me.  It's the place to be whenever you need cheap toys, supplies and knickknacks.  Cheap does, however, come with a price (pun intended), and most often than not, one finds that quality is often compromised in the quest of saving a few bucks.

There are, however, a few exceptions.  Stuffed toys from Chris-Carl are one of those.

Chris-Carl stuffed toys

Monday, February 27, 2012

FOUND! Tomato Outlet Store

Found!  Tomato outlet store at the 3rd Floor RCBC Tower, Makati City, Philippines.

Tomato outlet store at RCBC Tower

Women and men's clothes and accessories selling for 50% off.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Making Money Through Ebay and Article Writing

Choosing not to work for the time being while waiting for our Singapore dependent passes to be approved, was a tough decision I had to make.  Although I am quite thankful I am able to see the Little One in her first few months of life, I am and will forever be a career woman and the idea of not being able to work and earn my own keep frightens me.

So when I came back to Manila, I decided look for a few ways on how to make money online just to ease off the boredom and break the monotony of life.

My profile

Friday, February 24, 2012

CONTEST ALERT: I Love Grass Valentine Giveaway!

Wanna win an overnight stay at Dusit Thani Hotel?  How about a lunch buffet for 2 at Shangri-la Makati's famous Circles resto?  Then join Easy Pha-max's I Love Grass Valentine Giveaway!

I Love Grass Valentine Giveaway

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Feature Writing Advice from Writer's Block Philippines

I've always had this secret fantasy of seeing my work -- whether photo or penned article -- featured in a publication.  I guess, in a way, it's the yearning of wanting to be remembered, something to give to the Little One so she may better understand who I was and what happened to have shaped me as who she will know as "mom" in the future.

I have to admit.  Writing never came easy for me, especially when I find myself not "in the mood" for it.  But this hasn't stopped me from dreaming.  So when Writer's Block Philippines offered version 3.0 of their Feature Writing 101 workshop, I just knew this could provide me with the drive I need to finally become a  more serious wordsmith.

Writer's Block Philippines' Feature Writing 101 (version 3.0)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown: A Sneak Peek

I've raved about You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown the musical finally being staged here in Manila in a previous post (read full entry here.)

If you're still thinking of catching the show, ponder no more, for here's a sneak peek at what to expect from what is sure to be one spectacular musical!


Monday, February 20, 2012

The White Hat Cold Drinks and Smoothies

Like the millions of kids (ahem) my age, I, too, grew up with the sweet and creamy taste of ice cream and pops.  Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that a slightly tart, less saccharine loaded alternative would eventually take the place of my first dessert love affair.

And I have The White Hat to thank for that.

The White Hat Glorietta 3 branch

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Pink Wasabi

Things are not always what they seem.  Most especially when it comes from My Pink Wasabi.

Sushi?  Guess again.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

PR: 10 Looks for the Perfect Valentine's Date by Unarosa

Find just the right ensemble for that one special day at Unarosa.

Tiered zip front top (Php1,290)
Gray blazer (Php2,750)
Red skinny jeans (Php1,800)

Monday, February 13, 2012

My Versatile Grab Bags from SM

SM department store sure houses a lot of neat and affordable products.  And here are just 2 that I am so lovin' to bits right now.


Announcing the Winner of The Average Jane's Valentine Giveaway!

Congratulations, Maye Domencil!!!  You've been chosen as the winner of my Valentine giveaway!  Please reply to my e-mail so I could send your prizes over.  J

The Average Jane's Valentine giveaway!

Thank you again, everyone, for all the support.  J

PR: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Opens 42nd Store at Two E-Com Center

Specialty coffee and tea purveyor, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf®, reinforces its claim as the preferred café chain in the country by opening its 42nd store right at the heart of Pasay City.

The Coffee Bea & Tea Leaf grand opening

Friday, February 10, 2012

Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex

One of the things I really miss doing while I was still in Singapore was visiting their National Library.  I'd usually stay there for hours on end since they have such an extensive collection of both fiction and non-fiction titles.  I'd be there by 12:00nn or 2:00p.m. and stay til Hubby leaves the office at 6:00 in the evening.

During one of my visits, I was browsing through the aisles looking for Jeffrey Eugenides' Virgin Suicides.  But, alas!  Someone had it on a loan and so I settled on the next best thing -- Middlesex.

Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PR: Krispy Kreme Celebrates Valentine with Heart-Shaped Doughnuts

Your favorite Krispy Kreme doughnuts are lovingly shaped into hearts this season.  Celebrate love and share the sweetness of Valentine with a box of your favorite doughnut and coffee brand.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Personalized Stationery by NikkiPrints

The thing with having a baby is that I sort of love telling it to the whole world.  Narcissistic much?  Hehehe!  So when Christmas came along, I just knew I had to get me one of these to adorn our gifts to friends and loved ones.

Personalized gift tags from NikkiPrints

Friday, February 3, 2012

The Average Jane Blog Calling Cards

Being in Human Resources requires you to meet and mingle with a lot of people.  As fun and interesting as it sounds, the mind, however, is a very fickle mistress and one thing that annoys me big time is when I forget a person's name just a few minutes after being introduced, which is why I am extremely grateful for business cards.

Making sure I had a small stock of them handy inside my wallet became a ritual I had to complete before conducting an interview or attending a corporate event.  Needless to say, now that I am temporarily out of corporate life (for the time being anyway), I no longer have the pleasure of carrying my own set of business cards.

When I first started The Average Jane blog, I never had an inkling that I would be needing them for this too. 

The Average Jane blog calling cards

SG | An Aerial View of Sentosa Island

Sentosa is a well-known island resort in Singapore. They're quite famous for their expensive luxury landed properties, exquisite hotel...