Is life too short for everything? Yvan’s Journey to Life

6 years had passed and more years to come, this is I believe he will be with us until we grow old. God has a purpose bringing Yvan to this wonderful world. We plead and pray.

How is Yvan right now? He now weighs 16 kilos, stands 3.5 feet at his age of 6 years old. To our little man, I hope one day, you’ll be able to read this.


Mom and Dad will never forget this first photo when we saw you. Suffering and fighting against premature complications. At that moment, you are so adorable and I see God beside you with his little angels. For which we knew maybe from that point you can leave us anytime. But we did not lose hope and we pray that if God will let you be with us, He will let you live. We plead and pray.

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Next photos are your photos when we decided to bring you home, yes, against medical advice. You’re so tiny and cute. We plead and pray.

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Day by day, you are growing strong, and the moment you heard ate and kuya’s giggles, you became more active and happy. And so you made us more happier. We plead and pray.

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Photos when you are less than 1 year old. I guess these photos can explain how you went through despite of the sickness that you have.  We plead and pray.

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We love to eat and explore places as much as we can and congratulate you for weaning off to your oxygen! And we plead and pray. 

We are sincerely sorry for what is happening to you anak, God knows I am blaming myself to seeing you suffer like this. Until now, you still have Pneumonia which you suffers from the complication of Broncho Pulmonary Dysplasia and we know you will out grow all these pains and time will come you will be a stronger person. Gagawa at gagawa kami ng way to  help you cope to your hearing loss. Yes, anak, you are also diagnosed with bilateral hearing loss yet you have your hearing aid and we will continue your therapy. We are so proud of what have you become right now.

You can now hear us even without your hearing aid, talk more words that even I and ate can only understands. You play, dance, sing, and communicate with us the best way you can.

I am sorry that there are times I am angry and no patience at all. Mommy is just tired and might be frustrated for all the struggles our family are facing through. Alam kong nahihirapan kana pero you cannot just say it loud.

Please never forget that we are truly blessed to have you in  our life. Kuya and Ate loves you so much. And dumating man sa oras na wala na si daddy and mommy beside you, Ate and Kuya will make sure they will take care of you.

Please always be a God fearing child as you grow.


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Featured Holiday Pancakes are now back at Pancake’s House!

Yay! Who loves pancakes? My daughter really loves pancake and waffles, paired with maple syrup and topped with nuts, chocolate chips and so much more. Good news for Pancake lovers! Hurry and get to enjoy their featured holiday pancakes this Christmas, starting December 1 in all Pancake House stores nationwide.

Sharing our entry for #HOHOholidayPancakes promo and Yana will surely be happy to be one of the winner.

Diana with Red Velvet Pancake (Holiday Pancake series)

My son Yuri holding one of the featured sticks

How to join Order, Like, Post and Win Promo?

*Order any of Pancake’s House Featured Holiday Pancake

*Like Pancake House on Facebook 🙂

*Take a selfie and groufie using the Christmas sticks, with any of their featured holiday  pancakes.

*Post and Tag Pancake House on Facebook, and use the hashtag #HOHOholidayPancakes from December 1-31, 2017.

*Get the chance to win P5,000 worth of gift certificates

  • 1 winner of P5,000 worth of gift certificates
  • 10 winners of P2,000 worth of gift certificates
  • Winners will be announced on January 10, 2018 via Pancake’s House Facebook Page.

*Photo credit to Pancake’s house Facebook page

Available in Bibingka, Red Velvet, Black Forest, and Banoffee, only for P140.00 each.

Goodluck Diana 🙂




International football super star Cristiano Ronaldo, an Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athlete since 2013, was recently named “The Best FIFA Men’s Player” for the second consecutive year.

The award was determined through a combined voting process that included the votes of team captains and managers from national teams all around the globe, an online public ballot of football fans, and votes by a select group of global media representatives.

“Cristiano proves once again that his dedication on the field and commitment to nutrition has elevated him to the top of his game, earning him one of FIFA’s top honors, The Best Men’s Player Award,” said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition.

Ronaldo, named the most famous athlete in the world by ESPN, adds to other major awards and accomplishments in 2017.  He won the 2016/17 UEFA Men’s Player of the year for the second consecutive year, after once again leading Real Madrid to the UEFA Champions League title and finishing as the top goal scorer, as well as helping his team win the Spanish La Liga cup.  In 2017, he also became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA Champions League and European competitions.  He currently holds four Ballon d’ Or titles, the annual football award presented by France Football, and is in the running this year for his fifth.

Herbalife Nutrition-sponsored athletes use Herbalife® products before, during and after training and games. As part of its ongoing commitment to improving sports nutrition and performance, Herbalife Nutrition launched Herbalife24® CR7 Drive in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo, a sports drink designed specifically to meet the nutritional needs of the global soccer legend and benefit athletes of all levels.

Herbalife Nutrition supports more than 190 athletes worldwide. To learn more about Herbalife Nutrition sponsored athletes, visit To receive the latest company updates from Herbalife Nutrition, follow @HerbalifeNews.

About Herbalife:

Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition – changing people’s lives with great nutrition products & programs – since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy, fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries. Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.

Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit or Financial information is available on

A day to remember with Nedy and Christmas Party with Mommy Bloggers

Being a mommy blogger gives me an opportunity not just for brands but the most rewarding part, I am meeting people who became my friends and they are someone who I can also rely on whenever I am down. I am happy to be with them last November 25, which I thought literally would be just a “pa-burger” hindi pala.

To our friend Nedy, may you always be happy as you are, stay blessed and I know you would always be there for us. Things may change, but our love and support for you will always be the same. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

We would also want to say thank you to our sponsors para sa Christmas party namin that day.

Thank you Herbalife Philippines for this Nutri Shake (This is what I am drinking as part of my weight management diet). Short and quick review, it it best mix with low fat milk, I make sure merong tamang diet plan, they come in different flavors, I know someone who can also be your Wellness Coach. You can but it ng sachet and nasa canister.

Kung batang 90’s ka, hindi mawawala sayo to, loved the colors and design, you can also give this as a gift especially this season, if I can remember before me and my friends are giving ties like this which serves as a special tie or bond for our friendship and Folk Ties bring those memories back. Thank you for sharing this with us ♥

Thank you Thomas Laureti for this leather bag. I love it!

Thomas Laureti brings you fashionable, elegant, and classic apparel consisting of polo shirts, jackets, sweaters, and socks. Thomas Laureti is for individuals who seek comfort in timeless styles with a splash of new trends. The designs emphasize on the image of the individual wearing them without the overpowering graphics or logos”

Thank you to my bestfriend, SJ Valdez for these nice and personalized bracelets, my daughter loves them so much, Faithshoppe has always been there for me, from Yvan’s 5th birthday, i love these bracelets not just because of the design but the message that reminds all of us how blessed we are. Sis SJ of All around pinay mama, thank you very much for your support. You know how much I appreciate your friendship and love.

For the cute cupcake, by Baking Diaries by Maria. Yum Yum!

Thank you Reylen for this lovely notebook:


Let’s spread the love! Til our next bonding mommies, Kat Santiago, Nedy Lazo, Momi Berlin, Reylen Castro, sadly we missed Marie and Jho this day.

‘Til we meet again mommies ♥ Love you all!



Be A LifeSaver: Let’s Support LoveHopeFaith Group

Christmas is nearly coming, let’s support  Lovehopefaith Group (LHF) with their advocacy on helping cancer patients. Every time you purchase any product from them, 50% of net proceeds goes to their beneficiaries. Since 2013, Lovehopefaith Group (LHF) has helped hundreds of its beneficiaries who are mostly children with cancer.

I love their watch 🙂 With different colors and stylish design.

To further enhance the shopping experience of its customers LHF has improved its ordering process. In April this year, LHF has shifted online orders to their website . Customers can visit their website, select orders, review cart, enter shipping details, and proceed to checkout. All business transactions related to orders are coursed through their email Clients can still send them a message thru their Facebook page or mobile numbers for queries.

Ankle Socks from Thomas Laureti

To prevent shipping delays this holidays, a cut-off schedule has been released for online orders. Deadline for orders and payments for those with provincial addresses are on November 30, and for Metro Manila addresses on December 15.

Life Saver Watch Life Saver Watch features Japan Movement technology and is water resistant. Ten trendy colors are available in small and big sizes giving a wide array of variety for people from all ages to choose from. Available colors are: Black, White, Gray, Mint, Navy Blue, Army Green, Red, Purple, Pink, and Brown. Life Saver Watch costs only 250 pesos wherein 50% of its net proceeds are donated to Lovehopefaith’s beneficiaries who are primarily children with cancer. Other beneficiaries include: Tahanan Sta. Luisa, a crisis intervention for street children, and Tahanan Carmela D’Amor, a center for abandoned children managed by the Sisters of the Divine Zeal.

Thinking of gifts for your loved ones? Visit their website now, para sa idea kung anong gift mo, may gift ka na sa loved ones mo, nakatulong kapa? Let’s share the love with them!


LoveHopeFaith (LHF) is an all-Filipino social enterprise that was founded as an instrument to provide care and assistance to a cancer patient. . Fifty percent of the net proceeds from the purchases of LHF products are donated to its causes. As the business grew, LHF was able to add non-profit institutions to its list of beneficiaries.


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Checklist when buying your first car

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When purchasing something, decisions are basically coming from our impulse feeling. Which is not the case as always especially if it’s an expensive one. Some or most of the things we wanted to buy require research, checking reviews, and most of all you have enough money for it.
Reality when we decide to buy our own car, it was a very exciting moment. Somehow think of how much will that cost us every month. But wanted to share with you some things you need to check prior owning a brand-new car.
1.       Have a budget
When you pay to the dealer, it doesn’t end up there. You have to consider after buying, you have to save for the car maintenance, gasoline, insurances and all. Make sure you have a budget that can compensate for all those after-sales expenses. The best way is to plan and set a budget for it. How much are you willing to shed monthly and make sure your everyday expenses will not be affected. Don’t spend what you cannot afford, believe me, it is not a good idea.
2.        Know which car suits your family.
Which means after you consider buying your first car, decide what type of vehicle you needed. We have   Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), Asian Utility Vehicles (AUVs), and vans. Choose a car with the good option, is its fuel efficient? Is it light and convenient? Of course, think of your family’s safety. Check if it has Airbag system, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and can help you.
3.       Get the right features for the right car
If you have children or nearly planning to have one, it is a requirement to get a four doors type of car. Please always consider children opt to do the climbing in and out of the back seat. Also, consider, make sure you have a car seat with you for your child’s safety. Professional and dealer would explain much of this features when you are decided to purchase your first car.
4. Prepare for all the papers you need.
If you will be purchasing your car via loan application, dealers and bank will ask for your documents like financial documents that will support your purchase. Identification cards, employment papers.
5. Make sure you know how will you pay for it.
Are you be paying cash? Or will pay monthly. If you have decided to apply for a loan, check for the interest rates, years you will be paying for it and how much would be your downpayment. But, if you have the cash to pay for your new car it is the best option you could have, no worries on interest and no hassle paying monthly.
6. Take also the chance to canvass for dealers who offer car discounts, seen some dealers are now offering due to holiday season’s coming.
If all are prepared and ready, go ahead and have a happy hunt for your new car!