Posted by julie @ 8:45 am
Shelved under My Family, On the Road

Last Friday was a day we were out from noon till midnight. Talk about the strain on the pocket for food expenses because we still had to go to the supermarket and there was no packed food.


We went to the kids’ school and to two events. While I was at a media launch of a new tv show (more about that soon in that other blog), the children went around looking for milk tea stores and after that, settled in a restaurant, all by themselves. It was a bittersweet moment for me knowing they did this by themselves. Of course I had to pay for their food when I came to pick them up, lol.

After that we headed off to a mall for the premiere screening of Snow White and the Huntsman which the eldest daughter and I watched while the husband and the boy went to MIB3. We had fun browsing the stores in that mall: furniture, toys, clothes, music store with teens looking to buy bbdrums and pianos on display (where the eldest daughter played on a piano) and finally movie time.

I enjoy it when I listen to my daughter confidently play on keyboards, even if she knows there are better piano players around her. She plays while standing and does not look around if people are listening to her or not. Gotta love the sass! 😉

Posted by julie @ 1:35 pm

I have a Cisco Linksys E4200 router giveaway contest here. Should I get the most number of respondents for the survey questions, I will raffle off that PhP9,000 worth router. I will also get to win a gadget when that happens, so woot!

On the other hand…

A “lucky” reader also gets the chance to win a gift pack from Johnson’s Baby World of Firsts here by just writing a caption referring to the first photo in the post.

So many contest to join online and I’m sure there are a lot of happy winners out there and that includes me, yey!

Giveaways have included mobile phones, laptops, hewlett packard toner cartridges, food, gift certificates, beauty products and even webhosting packages.

In fact, there was that “heated” talk a while back if a certain government agency should ask bloggers to pay for a business permit of something like it when they hold online contests and host giveaways even if respondents did not purchase anything to qualify. I won’t get into that since I rarely host giveaways. 😀

These online contests range from high priced prizes to fab and fun ones. There are of course the issues about “professional online contest joiners”. Hmmmm… intriguing so I will not delve into that.

Anyway… continue reading this entry »

The Millennium Run for Women’s Health is happening on November 6, 2011 at the McKinley Park.

millenium run for women's health

Bravehearts and the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society (POGS) will be having Millenium Run for Women’s Health, a fundraising event to that aims to increase awareness on women’s health issues. The registration fees Millenium Run for Women’s Health will help fund the many women’s health projects of POGS. Pregnancy-related deaths, breast cancer and cervical cancer issues are where these pledges will go to.

maternal mortality rate Philippines

In the Philippines, over 4,500 Filipinas die of childbirth, around 8,000 die from breast cancer while around 4,380 die from cervical cancer. These numbers are higher compared to other countries in our region.


Among the many causes that doctors see are poverty, lack of awareness about maternal health and lack of support from the government.

The last part being my opinion, so yes, I say YES TO RH BILL.

The Millennium Run for Women’s Health supports the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) which aims to lower mortality rates by the year 2015. POGS targets to improve maternal health in the Philippines.

millennium run

There are several categories for the run: 3k, 5k and 10k. <- click that for a bigger photo.




Millennium Run for Women’s Health is organized by Run For Change. Click here for more details.

Bravehearts also support The Tour of Hope which raises fund for the purchase of cervical cancer vaccines for the women in far-flung areas in the Philippines.

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