Tuesday, May 17, 2016


Music. Arts. Workshops.

These are some of the things that I wished I had more time when I was still on my late teens and early adult years. I wished that I had learned to play the piano and the flute which are just some of the musical instruments that my Dad, Uncles and cousins knew how to play very well. I also wanted to get acquainted with art because it was a gift that I strongly lack until now. As for workshops, I had long wanted to attend them however, financial challenges got in the way. Looking back I realized that I had more excuses than determination when I was younger especially when it came to things I wanted. All of that changed when I became a Mom and when the kids came to finish schooling one by one. I felt that it was about time to I rediscover myself again, conquer my fears tap those potentials that I had long hidden, afraid that I may no longer have the chance to do the things I wanted because of old age and health concerns.

When I started working, I made it a point to look for ways on how my kids & I  could fulfill the long ardent wishes that I had missed. Blogging helped a lot because that entailed me to search the internet and facebook on activities, events and workshops that were either free, affordable & accessible so my kids &  I can experience the learning we will get from it all.

My third daughter, Kookie had always loved music, the arts and learning from workshops. She also is an avid fan of Sponge Cola ever since she had watched them live on a free concert years ago. Ask her anything about the band and she knows the answer. In fact, she was the one who told me that the band will have a free concert this Saturday, May 21st at Market Market in Bonifacio Global City. She also added that there will be art workshops sponsored by Titus Pens as what was posted on their facebook  page.



Aptly titled "GLAM WITH COLORS," the event also marks the launch of  TITUS PENS newest ambassadress who happens to be the celebrity model Liza Soberano . From 10PM to 6AM you get the chance to join the different workshops on basic Calligraphy, Manga Art, Doodling & Poetry by simply buying Php 50.00 worth of TITUS PENS from the selling area booth.  You also get to witness the most colorful splash of colors with Filipino Comics Legend Harvey M Tolibao, Doodling Genius Lei Melendres - Doodle Artist and the most creative young, Filipino artists of 2016 plus as an added bonus you get to jam with Sponge Cola and DJ Toons to your heart's delight.

So if you want to spend your weekend developing your love for the arts and watching a mini concert at the same time, then visit Market Market  together with your family and friends this Saturday. It will be a day guaranteed to make you smile and have fun at the same time.

See ya!

Saturday, April 23, 2016


The month of April is about to end a week from now. That simply means May is fast approaching which happens to be one of my favorite months of the year. And the reason is pretty obvious because May is Mother's Day month.

Barely 24 summers ago, Mother's Day did not really matter that much. Honestly, I have very few memories of how my siblings and I celebrated Mother's day with my Mom when we were still single but that had changed when we all had gotten married and had our own families. We became more aware on how difficult motherhood was. We learned and struggled how to be a parent and we were very fortunate that my mom has always been there to guide us every step of the way. 

People say that you only get to understand your own mother once you become one which happens to be true. That is why my siblings & I, together with my kids and the rest of the family make it a point to make my Mom feel valued and appreciated everyday especially on Mother's Day.

Yesterday, as I was browsing for Mother's Day Events on facebook, I immediately became interested in joining SM SUPERMALLS' "WHAT MAKES YOUR SUPERMOMS THE BEST" GIVEAWAY.


 Below are the steps on how you could join :

1. Visit and like the SM Supermalls page @ facebook.com.
2. Click this link which will direct you to the post  "What Makes Your Supermoms The   Best.
3. POST YOUR #SUPERMOMS PHOTO in the comments section.
4. CAPTION YOUR PHOTO: My mom is a #SuperMom because and our family will treat her to a #HappySuperMomsDay at . #instaMOMents

 Very easy, correct ?

 In fact I already have joined. Below is my entry with me & my Mom in the picture.

 Sarah Mallari Bucu My Mom is a #SuperMom & also a SuperLola not just to me and my siblings but to all her grandchildren because she had remained strong, positive & humble despite the many health issues and challenges she had in this life. She maybe 81 years old & despite the numerous times she had a stroke, she is still proactive, sharp and abreast with the times that she knows Harry Potter, John Grisham, Patricia Cornwell & Janet Dailey. It would be awesome for our family to treat her to a #HappySuperMomsDay at SM Mall of Asia #instaMOMents.

By the way, as an added bonus, you get a chance to be one of 1,000 (yes, you read that right!) winners of SM GCs by simply following the steps.

With a simple greeting and a picture with your Mom, you not only get the chance to treat her at the nearest SM Supermall in your area but you also get the possibility of getting free SM gift certificates for joining.

So if I were you, go ahead and visit the SM Supermalls facebook page and tell the world how super your Mom is. 

For promo updates, visit SM Supermalls @facebook.com  

Monday, April 18, 2016


It seems there are a lot of good stuff and events that are happening this April. In fact my teen daughters' calendar is already full this weekend. With Earth Day Jam 2016 this Saturday followed by National Book Store's Grand Summer Art Camp on Sunday, I should say that as early as now, they are already planning their schedules so that they will not be late on both events.

Being their Mom, I am thankful that events like these keep my kids busy. It is the same thing when I have scheduled races to attend. I plan on it early, from what time do I wake up to the time I finish my run and get home safe. There are also days that there are events not just only for running that I plan on joining like writing & blogging workshops but sadly, I have to put them on hold because first, the venue was not accessible from my place, second the date coincided with another family or running event & lastly, the registration fee was not affordable at the time the event was held. 

One of the things I love about blogging is I get to share events and information that I find helpful and relevant to others. One will never know how informative a post is unless you share it. And one of these events is the Good Housekeeping Mommy Bloggers Workshop.

The workshop is sponsored by Summit Media and it will be held on Saturday, April 23rd from 1-4 PM at the 3rd Floor Ballroom 3, Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City. The speakers include :

 Ginger Arboleda of mommyginger.com
 Marketing Your Blog and Making A Name For Yourself

 Tin Dychiao of manilafashionobserver.com
  Brand Building/Treating Yourself As A Brand

  Shiela Catilo of Through The Eyes of Jorem and Shiela Catilo
  Shooting for Blog Entries:How To Shoot Products,Foods, Kids & Home


Ticket price is P500  but you can pre-register now to get P100 off and reserve a slot.
If you bring along a mommy friend, you only get to pay only P300 each.
There will  be lots of food, freebies & raffle prizes for the attendees where they also get to meet the  Good Housekeeping Philippines editors  who will also be there.

So mommy bloggers, tag along your mommy relatives & friends. Take advantage of the learning you will get this Saturday at the Good Housekeeping Mommy Bloggers Workshop.

To register you can email: grace.enriquez@summitmedia.com.ph.
You can also send her a message through text @ 0917-8985978 (Globe) or  @ 0998-8403053 (Smart).

Saturday, April 16, 2016


Hear ye ! Hear ye !

Shout out to those artistically, creatively, gifted kids, adults & wannabes. You are in for a big treat on April 24th of 2016 as National Book Store invites you to its whole day affair in the GRAND SUMMER ART CAMP at the Main Mall Atrium in SM Mall Of Asia.


Here are the mechanics on how to join :

(1) Customers can participate in the activities with no minimum purchase requirement. 
(2) Registration starts at 10AM.
(3) Activities will be from 10AM to 6pm. Participants will be accommodated on a first come first served basis.

Below are the scheduled activities :

  • DIY Coloring Bookmark

  • Doodling & Coloring
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Crafts Making
  • DIY Project with Fabric & Color Paint Markers
  • Basic Sketching
  • Basic Manga Art Workshop

Aside from a whole day of fun-filled,educational arts and crafts workshops for kids and kids at heart, there will be lots of freebies,giveaways, promos, games, contests, mascot visits & other entertaining surprises.

So tag along your kids, family members and friends & mark your calendars. Do come in early to take advantage of this free & awesome Grand Summer Art Camp at SM Mall of Asia. Enjoy this fun filled whole day event and make sure to have this summer one of the most creative ones you ever had.

For more updates, visit the National Bookstore's website  or you can like their facebook page at facebook.com/pages/National-Book-Store.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


The most important, longest running, biggest, free environmental music event in the history of the world is about to happen on April 23, 2016 at SM By The Bay in Mall of Asia. It is also one of the most awaited concerts by my young adult daughters who as early as now already told me that they will stay up until midnight and will be home by 1 AM. Take note of the word - told. No, they did not ask my permission because they know if for what ever reason that I might change my mind and not let them go, they will still follow their hearts' content and watch their favorite bands, for free.

I have to give it to them. If I may have been 20 years younger, I might do the same thing.


Earth Day Jam Foundation Inc initially started as "Dimitri Productions," which  was a brainchild by couple Lou Bonnevie & Toto Gentica. Being both artists, their passion for music and the arts became the perfect vehicle to share, create and produce various shows & presentations, TV specials & other music productions for both local & foreign clientele.

Since the year 2000, they have produced various environmental projects & has partnered with different government agencies. It was in 2012 that  Dimitri productions branched itself  into Earth Day Jam Foundation Inc (EDJFI). For 14 years the Earth Day Jam Foundation produced memorable concerts to inform and educate the public about advocacies &  awareness on how to continue protecting Mother Earth.

Below is the line up of some of the bands & artists who will perform on Earth day Jam.

Absolute Play
Barbie Almalbis
Basti Artadi
Flying Ipis
Kitchie Nadal
Lou Bonnevie
Noel Cabangon
The Chongkeys

and many more!

So if you want to spend your night  with your family & friends jamming with your favorite bands, singing your hearts out and spreading awareness on how to continue protecting our Mother Earth, head on to SM By The Bay in Mall Of Asia  at 5PM ,this April 23.

For more updates, visit earthdayjamfoundation.com  or you can visit their facebook page @ facebook.com/EarthdayJamFoundation