Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Superbook Fun Run 2013: Ready...Gizmo...Go!

It's very heart-warming to see that each one has been doing their part to help in the recent calamity that had struck the Leyte Province particularly Tacloban City last Nov. 8, 2013. The Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan was so hard that it left a vast number of people homeless and orphaned. People from all over the world offered a helping hand to give hope to the typhoon survivors. Some have been helping via relief operations, medical missions, giving donations, dining for a cause, and many more.
And now, your favorite TV show, Superbook, will be having a fun run for this cause too. If you haven't done any help yet, this would be a great opportunity to do your part. Not only will your participation fee help in the fund raising, it's one way to stay fit especially to those who haven't had any exercise for the past years, just like me. Reserve this date to bond with the whole family. For sure, the kids will love it!

If you are interested, kindly continue reading the press release and the registration details below. 

RUN and help our kababayans in need with the first-ever Superbook benefit fun run dubbed “READY… GIZMO…GO!” happening on December 14, 2013 at the Bonifacio Global City. Warm up starts at 4:30 am and the official gun start for the 10K run is at 6:00 am. 
Join Gizmo, the Superbook agents and other Superbook lovers as they make “every kilometer count” and contribute in raising funds for the disaster relief operations of Operation Blessing, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia. Various OB Teams have now set up a base camp in the most hard-hit areas of Super Typhoon Yolanda distributing relief goods, doing medical missions and trauma counseling.
This event will also benefit the CBN Asia Prayer Center, the Asian Center for Missions and the CBN Asia Media (The 700 Club Asia, Superbook and Tanikala).
Superbook takes the lead in the fun run with its phenomenal success in its first season drawing close to 20 million viewers.
And in this time when everyone is joining hands to help our kababayans in the Visayas, Superbook, through its “Bida ng Pagbabago Advocacy,” invites everyone, especially the kids to participate in this first ever “Ready… Gizmo… Go!” Fun Run and help raise funds for the CBN Asia Family of Ministries.
Superbook’s “Bida ng Pagbabago Advocacy” believes in empowering the children of today. As young as they are, they can already be of influence and become examples to their friends, families and community.
“The effect of Superbook on the family has been amazing. Through Superbook and the adventures of Gizmo, Chris and Joy, more and more children have developed the joy of Bible-reading and have become heroes of change by showing positive difference at home, in school and their community. Superbook also empowers parents to introduce positive values to their children in a fun way and it has become a catalyst for families to become closer and to grow in love and faith,” says Icko Gonzalez, Superbook Project Head in the Philippines.
How To Register
Participants may choose to join either of the following categories:

1K - fee P300 (inclusive of singlet, race bib, baller)
3K - fee P400 (inclusive of singlet, race bib, baller, medal)
5K - fee P500 (inclusive of singlet, race bib, baller, medal)
10K - fee P600 (inclusive of singlet, race bib, baller, medal and finisher's shirt)

Singlet design
 Exclusive Baller design
 Medal design

Map for 10K

Registration is now open until December 9 or until supplies last.

To join the “Ready… Gizmo… Go!” Fun Run, visit any of the following venues during office hours for registration and payment and immediately claim your specially-designed race kit:
·         CBN Asia Head Office Sagittarius Bldg., HV Dela Costa / Leviste St., Makati City
·         House of Praise (HOP) Robinsons Galleria and St. Francis Square, Ortigas
·         ADSTRATWORLD Holdings Inc. Head Office
·         Brooks SM North EDSA
·         Toby’s Sports Branches in Glorietta 2, Shangri-La Plaza and Trinoma
·         RUNNR Branches in Alabang Town Center and Bonifacio Global City
Do not miss this chance to be a part of the first Superbook Fun Run and make a difference in the lives of thousands this Christmas!
For more event details, please visit their event page at
For updates and announcements, please visit and like Batang Superbook Fan Page at
For more information, please call:
Corporate Communications | (02) 812-4747
Local 424 (Edwin Arceo,
Local 408 (Len Tienzo,

Hope to see you there!

Mommy Sally  

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Smash the Cake Pictorial + Giveaway

My baby's first birthday is coming up in just a month's time. I have been on a busy mode lately, putting up and preparing for Baby A's first birthday party. And prior to that, I have been wanting to have a formal or themed pictorial of baby. I have seen other moms having a Smash the Cake photo shoot with their babies and I find it very unique that's why I've decided to try it too with my baby.
First and foremost, looking for a photographer or studio on where to shoot is not an easy task especially for a budgeted mom like me. After allotting a certain budget for the photo shoot package that I have chosen, I still need to spend for a cake to smash. I just realized that being a "stage mom" is indeed very costly but the least that I can do is to scout for the most economical supplier that can deliver quality output. And this goes to all the party suppliers that I was able to finalized with.
Let me begin with the cake supplier for our Smash the Cake pictorial.
Just four days before our actual pictorial session, I inquired from my friend if they can do a giant cupcake for me even with the short notice. Starting price of their giant cupcakes is at P800 depending on the design and luckily it fits my budget because others would cost more than P1,500. This friend of mine is also a mommy herself to a one year old smart boy that's why I'm pretty sure that she can do it with utmost care. I just showed her some sample pegs and the design idea that I want. I entrusted her the output of the cake and only got to see the actual cake on the photo shoot day. And here is the output of the giant cupcake. So pinky wonderful!
Here's the giant cupcake I ordered from Sisters' Sweetness, not including the toy figures.

Mommy Kandie is one of the sisters behind Sisters' Sweetness Homemade Cakes and Pastries. Aside from baking cakes, they also bake revel bars, puto, empanada, cupcakes, cake pops, cookies and anything you need to sweeten up your special occasion. To give you a brief background, baking pastries used to be their mom's personal hobby. It later on turned into a business managed by the whole family in the comforts of their own home. As you look intently into the Sisters' Sweetness logo, the chain represents the closely-tied relationship of the people working behind this home-based cake & pastry shop. Their creations are done with passion and creativity.

themed pictorial by The Ruffles Studio

The result of the smash the cake? It wasn't that totally smashed maybe because the cake and icing itself were hard enough for baby to press. Hubby just helped baby smash the cake and even wiped the icing on some parts of her face! Haha! According to Mommy Kandie, it's because it's a pound cake and only that kind of cake could support a giant cupcake design. As a tip, it might not be a good idea to have a pound cake for smashing. From a smiling baby to a crying baby, I think because baby didn't want that sticky feel of the icing. I just found out that she's a neat freak too just like mommy! :)

After dipping baby's hands into the cake, she suddenly burst into a loud cry.

Too bad, baby wasn't able to dig inside the layers of cake so we just decided to remove a slice to see what's inside. And here it is, the rainbow cake colorfully decorated by Sisters' Sweetness using edible food coloring for cakes. In terms of the taste, I loved the sweet taste of the icing better because it's made from marshmallows. The cake was not that bad but I just didn't like the idea of eating with food coloring. And I understand that it's the only way to make a rainbow layered cake, as what I have instructed. I ate a few bites and shared the others to my family members so they could also partake baby's cake.
Giant cupcake outside, rainbow cake inside. It's actually a vanilla pound cake.

And because it's almost gift-giving season, we have an early Christmas treat for all of you! How sweet of Mommy Kandie to give away one dozen of Sisters' Sweetness Cupcakes to one lucky reader. Aren't you excited? Wait not only that, she's also giving away a Jar of Hope First Aid Gel to another lucky reader. According to her, it's Mutterliebe's best seller as it is an all-around aid that can heal baby's rashes, mosquito bites, pimples, wounds and many more. Oh by the way, she is the multi-tasking mom behind Mutterliebe online store. As a way of thanking her, kindly check out the other products that she's offering.

Connect with them here:
Cell number: 0922-8545997
Landline: 208-2823

Cake and pastries are definitely a great gift idea for any occasion whether for birthdays, parties, showers, potluck gatherings or even just for an after-meal dessert to satisfy your sweet cravings. What's good with Sisters' Sweetness is that they do free delivery within Metro Manila. So hurry and book your orders now before the peak season peaks in.

I won't let you wait too long, here you go. Just follow the steps and mechanics asked by the Rafflecopter below in order to qualify for the giveaway. This giveaway runs from Nov. 4 to 30, 2013 and is only open for those with Philippine addresses. Winners will be announced within the day of Dec. 1, 2013 (Sunday). I'll be forwarding the names of the two winners to Mommy Kandie and she'll be the one to instruct how you could claim your treat. Good luck and Happy Holidays!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mommy Sally

Note: All the photos used here are all taken by yours truly. :)
Thank you Mommy Kandie and to your mom for the giant cupcake gift to my Baby A. We really loved it! :)