Every year our company always prepare something for the kids to enjoy the Halloween. For this year I decided to bring along Harvey again to the office. His costume is a Casual Superman. I bought all of the items from SM Supermalls.

The whole office was designed with the Halloween theme, take a look at the pictures to check it for yourself.
QA Design
IT design by Ms Evert
Sir Marlon Design
Lego Theme
The Robot
Maam Mic
Pictures below were Harvey's Favorite designs
Monster Design
Ang laging binabalikan na hands
Harvey's is eyeing for this one
House which his Favorite
NMI provides games and program for the kids to enjoy the Halloween Party.

By the way here is my little boy with my DIY costume. Superman Tshirt from SM, Polo, and shoes.
QA Family

Let you and your family Believe in magic here at SM Mall Of Asia as they Start the Grand Festival of Lights. It is a parade and I am sure they will going to enjoy it.

The magic lives on as SM Mall of Asia rolls out the most anticipated holiday tradition with the niggest, brightest, and most magical Christmas parade - The Grand Festival of Lights!

Now, on its 9th year, this much buzzed-about holiday float parade boasts of one of a kind Christmas story featuring Santa and his magical friends as they bring the magic of the season to life. Six over the top floats decked with colorful dancing lights are ready to enchant mall goers and bring awe to all kids and kids at heart.

Parading with these captivating floats is an entourage of Christmas dancers and characters clad in glowing costumes, all dancing to your favorite holiday tunes. Catch Cyril Squirrel, Hanna Panda, Gerry Giraffe, Hailey Hippo, Macky Monkey, Elly Elephant, Benny Bunny and Leo the Lion as they join the parade for a truly magical spectacle. Together with the SM Store , SM Hypermarket, Toy Kingdom, Ladie's Choice, PLDT and SMART, this year's festivity is set to be the most memorable parade ever!

Staying true to its promise of being the best destination for families and friends this Christmas season, SM Mall of Asia has so much in store for all holiday revelers. So catch the magic as it makes its way from North to South arcades every Saturday at 5:30 pm starting November 25 all the way to December 2, 9, 16, 23, and Christmas Day. This season also marks longer mall hours peppered with awsome activities like its holiday display featuring country's tallest indoor Christmas tree, Santa Mail where kids can send wishes to the North Pole Santa Meet and Greet, and the spectacular Fireworks Display.
Hi there #DashingMomSquad, here is another blog post with the topic of Christmas. Recently Greenhills Promenade and Theater Mall had their Christmas Lightning ceremony. It is the annual ceremony where celebrities and mall owners join together to light up the decorated tree.

Enlivened by the presence of stars and entertainment personalities,  the tradition began in 2008, the 20th year of the Music Museum,  when German "Kuya Germs" Moreno invited stars like Gloria Romero to join him in providing Christmas cheer and dazzle at the ceremony.  Through the years,  young stars  like Barbie Forteza, Bea Binene, Jake Vargaz, Hero Angeles and Ken Chan joined Kuya Germs in spreading Christmas cheer to shoppers and and mall goers at the Promenade.

The celebrities assemble at the site of the Christmas Switch put their hands to be together and press the switch.  Immediately the bright lights of Christmas start to shine all over the place it's as if  the stars of the entertainment world lend their sparkle to the Holiday look.

This year stars of hit television show Meant To Be Ken Chan , Jak Roberto and Barbie Forteza including Mark Manicad  and John Nite camed on the tradition begun by Kuya Germs at the flick of the switch the Christmas Lights inside and outside the mall and on the Christmas tree came alive in a blaze of big and little lights punctuated by transparent Pinoy parols deftly put together by the resident artist Francis Dano-og.

The Christmas tree lighting ceremony was led by Music Museum Group President Precy M.  Florentino and other MMG officials.  It will touch off  engaging Christmas activities at the mall highlighted by the Christmas Bazaar at the Missouri area that will  go on til December 31.

The dining,  shopping and entertainment enclave is best  known for its popular performances venues , the Music Museum and Teatrino it's state of the art Greenhills Cinemas that pioneered the Dolby Atmos Sound Technology and it's lively mix of shops and restaurants.

The MMG president recalled how Christmas lights are a traditional part of the Christmas celebration and how parols - the traditional Filipino symbols of Christmas- lit the way for country folk on their way to  Simbang Gabi  " We went to show that the Christmas spirit of hope and joy are forever alive in us. We want these Christmas lights to provide hope and cheer to our surrounding.  Pinoy Christmases are always bright", Ms. Florentino said.

For more information about activities movies dining places, shops, stores and more at the promenade and Theater go to www.musicmuseum.com.ph
I was so thrilled to read that I was invited to the Brightest Christmas Celebration Media Launch at SM City Clark! A night was all set to lighten up Pampangas Sky with the Pyro Fest 6.

A little background abpout Pyro Fest, it was started last 2012 with an earnest desire to make the Christmas season a much merrier and a much brighter ocassion to celebrate. Yearly about Ten thousand people flock together to witness the grandest pyromusical show in the North Luzon.

This year theme on Pyro Fest 6 is Unravel the World's Wonders is not anly about just the pyrotechniques, the reportoire each day will surely make everyone, both the young and young-at-heart, sing and dance along!

Pyro Fest 6 : Unravel The World's Wonders will light up four evenings, November 17, 18, 24 and 25, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 pm at the SM City Clark's The Meeting Place.

Here are the Schedule
Asia's Pop Treasure  - November 17
Europe's West End Secrets, November 18
America's Hollywood Tales - November 24
Latin American Nights - November 25

How much it cost? Ticket price is 100 pesos each which you can purchased at the mall's selling booth located at the main atrium or you can go to any SM Cinema branch nationwide or just simply visit www.smticket.net for online purchase.

You can also witness the lightning event of Biggest Latern Of Hope at SM City Pampanga together with the Grand Pyro Musical Show. It is a 213 - foot tall wheel with lights display accompanied by amazing fireworks and Filipinos all time favorite Christmas carol songs.

This giant parols of Pampanga which symbolized the Star of Bethlehem, the Ferris wheel is mounted with LED lights with on-ground and aerial fireworks. This will be the symbol of hope for everyone especially during this season.

The Biggest Latern Of Hope happens on December 1, Friday, 6:30 pm at SM City Pampanga's The Amphitheatre.
SM Supermalls never fails to amaze me in terms of their Holiday designs especially during Christmas. AS SM Supermalls celebrates a Merry SM Christmas in 65 malls across the country. Last November , SM Megamall launched its Royal Holiday theme with dazzling sights, joyful sounds, festive tastes.

Kicking off the retail giant’s holiday experiences is spectacles of fireworks and laser lights in some malls, SM’s Dazzling Christmas Sky, happening in all weekends from November 30 to December 25. Since Christmas is about giving back, SM shoppers can get a pair of SM Bears of Joy for only PhP200.00 and share one with a child in need from November 8 to December 25.

SM Megamall, SM Aura Premier, SM Lanang Premier, SM CDO Downtown Premier, SM Mall of Asia, and SM Mall of Asia will take center stage on November 8 and 9 as the first batch of malls to unveil larger-than-life Christmas mall displays and holiday pop-up stores. On November 10, SM will then unwrap an exciting surprise at SM City North EDSA for kids and kids at heart – in partnership with a truly magical global partner.

Mall hallways will begin to echo joyful sounds of pop Christmas carols and brass symphonies starting November 10, creating the perfect atmosphere for customer to get holiday gift and finds especially for loved ones.

From November 18 to December 25, the Grand Christmas Parade of SM Supermalls will indulge mallgoers with a field demonstration of the season, while lots of heartwarming holiday feels will be in the air at the Santa Station brought to you by Vivo Smart Phone from November 30 to December 25.

It is #NationalThankYouDay at SM Supermalls in partnership with McDonalds. For this month of November SM Supermalls brings new and delightful happenings for the whole family! Visit SM McDonald's Caravan in selected SM Supermalls and celebrate the National Thank You Day!

For all the weekends of November, kids and families can have fun with the exciting array of activities and games in participating SM malls. Mall goers can enjoy lots of booths prepared by McDonalds and SM Supermalls. I myself tried them all during the Media Launch where I enjoy each of it!

Card Making Central

Hugs N' Kisses

I also sign up for the upcoming McDonald's Stripes Run happening on December 3 at Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Signing up to the run can be more fun with the signature white and red socks and the Stripes T-Shirt from McDonalds.

Another thing that your kid will surely enjoy is the Toy Bazaar, where they can dig up, choose and buy their chosen toy for only 20 pesos each. A great deal right? I got a lots of toy for my boy #LittleSamson pasalubong Happy Meal.

You can also avail discounts in booking McCelebrations during the event.

So are you ready to visit the selected SM Supermalls to try it for your self? Here are the list of schedule and malls that will cater this #NationalThankYouDay.

SM Megamall & SM City Fairview  - November 11 to November 12
SM Southmall and SM Mall of Asia November 18 to November 19

By the way there will be a culminating activity on November 26 at SM Mall Asia. So what are you waiting for come and join SM Supermalls for this event!

Here's another treat for all the mall goers there who loves to eat at McDonalds. All McDonald's stores located in 47 SM malls nationwide will give a free Sundae Cone for every purchase of a Happy Meal from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m on November 23 to 26. This is a simple way to say thank you to the customers in celebration of SM and McDonald's National Thank you Day.

Can you already feel the Holiday season? Maybe you are excited for the upcoming vacation this Christmas. Some already got their 13th Month pay even their bonuses and now starting to search about where to go and spend the holiday season with their loved ones. Here are some of my personal tips for you.

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1. Decided where to go and what to visit on the specific place. Are your family is going to the North like Baguio or Ilocos, do you want a great South adventure? For me We decided to go to Baguio to feel the Christmas wind to our skin.

2. Choose the Right Road trip vehicle. Choosing the right car for your trip is very tiring because you need to consider each one's comfortability for your road trip.

3. I'm sure that you have lots to pack for this trip, whether it is for your #OOTD clothes or for the bunch of food you prepare. So Car's Storage shall be considered. You don't want to carry all your luggage by your legs when going over 5 hours of travel right?

4. Decide what activity you will be doing. We Filipinos are very creative in doing our personal touch on our parties. You can do it inside your car when traveling. Because a spacious car can accommodate that.

5. A good road trip shall have an entertaining ambience. Like what I've said on my tip no. 4, in addition to that you can have some relaxing music or if you are with your friend jamming with your favorite songs will do with the help of your car's Bluetooth system.

A picture of our last Holiday getaway

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored blog post but rest assured that I always give my honest and unbiased opinion. Complimentary services and products are acknowledged and sponsored posts are disclosed and tagged as “sponsored”.

If you need help in searching your perfect vehicle, try www.cars.com. They can help you to find one that fits your budget. They also cater Used & Brand New cars. Also, they have list of Service centers where you can have your monthly check up for your car. What I personally love about www.cars.com is they can help you sell your cars and put it on the site.
DECEMBER 2, 2017 Saturday 10am-8pm [1 day bazaar]
CENTRIS Elements Tent, Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Blvd., QC

Everyone's invited to the BAZAAR PILIPINAS Christmas 2017! The bazaar aims to recognize not just locally crafted or produced creations, but Filipino entrepreneurs whose businesses are as diverse as they are exciting. This free-entrance event will have over 120 sellers of various items to sate the Christmas shopper's needs, from fashionable apparel, footwear, jewelries and accessories, to books, toys, sporting goods, decor and collectibles, cosmetic and skin-care products, food products that are as diverse as they are delicious, pet products, small appliances and crafted furnishings. We are most proud too of the arts & crafts merchants we invited who are ready to offer their lovingly handcrafted creations made of paper, clay, leather, metal, and so much  more. We also welcomed merchants of pre-loved and vintage items to delight even the most discerning bargain shopper!

Fill up your Christmas gift list in this one bazaar, situated in the heart of Quezon City. We welcome your fur babies too, as this is a pet-friendly event. We will be giving away raffle prizes every half-hour to guests to register at the entrance - all you have to do is sign in with your name and Facebook account.

No entrance fees will be charged, so bring in your entire family! Parking is not a problem - a brand-new 3-storey parking building is right in front of the Elements Centris tent, to make it even more convenient for you. The venue, ELEMENTS TENT in Centris is situated on EDSA corner of Quezon Blvd., so getting there is not a problem.

This bazaar was organized to benefit the group BAZAAR Pilipinas, a community of bazaaristas, merchants & organizers - and in cooperation with The READING ROOM, Cubao X and the administration of Elements Tent, Centris.

For more information, email us at thereadingroom888@gmail.com or text us at 0917.522.2100
Image from SM City North EDSA Facebook Page

Well we Filipinos love this time of the year, where you can hear Christmas Carols and see Christmas Decorations all over the places. Seems like Everyone are smiling even you didn't know each other. It is exactly 42 days before Christmas! So are planning you doing to your Christmas gift list or done planning to where are you going to celebrate Christmas? I found something interesting to visit at SM North EDSA which is a picture perfect place for you and your family!

SM City North EDSA celebrates this Christmas with the help of the adorable Disney's Tsum Tsum characters! See it is a perfect place for your little ones. Mickey and Minnie, and the rest of the well-loved characters in Disney's Tsum Tsum animated YouTube shorts are featured in a gigantic 45-foot Christmas display, to form the biggest and cutest Christmas tree ever!

Tsum-tsum Christmas Village is the centerpiece of SM City North EDSA, you can take a picture and see all of the display especially made for the mall goers.

SM North EDSA recently had a Launch for Sponsors and Media partners. The event started with a "silent caroling" of the classic Christmas carol "Do You Hear What I Hear?" where hearing-impaired students of the Philippines School for the Deaf "serenaded" the audience with their sign language.

SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Operations Steven Tan and Disney Philippines Country Manager Veronica Cabalinan welcomed everyone to the event and talked about how SM and Disney are helping spread love and joy which is the real magic of Christmas.

A magical portal through an on-screen visual animation of Tsum-tacular Christmas Village using a wave of the magical lightning wands.

SM North EDSA's Christmas Launch is just one of the entertaining SM Supermalls Christmas Launches. Visit other SM Supermalls to view other themed Christmas decorations like Mickey Mouse and Friends, Disney Princess, Olafs Frozen Adventure, Cars, and Sofia the First.

Of-course the display will be up until January 7, 2018 , bring your family to SM North EDSA because their will be weekly activities, exciting events!
Inspired by the beautiful native hand woven fabrics from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, Makati City welcomed the Yuletide season with a traditional street lighting ceremony – an annual tradition that transforms the premier business district into a Filipino Christmas haven.

Paying tribute to the cultural heritage of the Philippines, Christmas symbols with intricate Filipino patterns from various regions -- Inabel and Burdado from Luzon, Banig Tikog from Visayas, T’Boli, Ukil and Yakan weaves from Mindanao -- will illuminate the streets of the central business district, creating a festive and harmonious atmosphere.

These patterns are applied to gigantic representations of Christmas symbols, transforming the streets of the city into truly Filipino Christmas landmarks. As the lights come alive, Makati’s wonderful streetlight decors will once again wrap everyone in the magical spirit of the season.
The whole stretch of Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, and Makati Avenue will be adorned with colorful lights that bring to life the spirit of Christmas. This is the largest display of Christmas lights in the city and a well-loved Makati tradition that has brought the community together. This year’s bright and energy efficient lights are courtesy of Firefly Lighting Corporation.

Makati’s Christmas street lights continue to brighten up Christmas celebrations every year for everyone—from the thousands who work in the city to those who call the city home, as well as those who visit its various business, lifestyle, entertainment and cultural destinations.

“Christmas is the highlight of the year for Filipinos, and we always want to make it special for everyone. By mounting an exquisite Christmas display, and through the Festival of Lights, we provide venues for people to enjoy the spirit of the season,” said Shiella Aguilar, Ayala Land Project Development Head for Makati

Indeed, no other city celebrates Christmas the way Makati does.

For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com and follow MakeItMakati on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
For many Philippine businesses, managing staff in the field presents several unique challenges. From having to capture operational data from remote staff to ensuring that things are running as they should, current management and communication tools can be slow and cumbersome to use. More importantly, not everyone in the field has access to a PC and even those who do could only respond when they were logged into the system. For these organizations, a convenient, secure, and mobile tool for a remote work management environment is required.

The challenges for task-based workers

There are hundreds of thousands of front-line workers in the Philippines working in banks, services, manufacturing plants, department stores, and other industries. Their insights in their first-hand dealings with the customers are important to the company but they typically don’t have a dedicated work space or computer. Department store staff, bank tellers and promodisers generally use pen and paper or their personal phones for work-related communications.

This makes it more difficult to communicate with their managers or report to the headquarters regarding task-related concerns. Consumer messaging apps offer a band-aid solution but often lack security and control while creating a custom app can get expensive. For management, assigning and tracking tasks is cumbersome, and aggregating data analytics can be time consuming.

But Microsoft Kaizala makes this all easier.

Introducing Microsoft Kaizala a mobile app and service for communicating and coordinating work in large, distributed groups. Now available in the Philippines, Kaizala makes it easy to connect with large groups of people inside and outside your organization. These can include employees, customers, and suppliers. It enables organizations to manage work with their extended teams through a single, unified platform all on their mobile phone.

Security Organizations can trust

Security remains a top priority for most organizations, and Microsoft Kaizala provides the controlled access and data security that they need. Azure Active Directory services authentication ensures secure access to the Kaizala Management Portal, where IT administrators can control membership of all groups, remove users in one instance, and control user access to sensitive data. Microsoft Kaizala maintains user privacy and stores data in Azure datacenters that adhere to industry standards for security and compliance.

Connect with your entire value chain

Many front-line workers don’t have their own company email address or access to internal tools, which makes it hard for managers to share and collect important information. Microsoft Kaizala enables managers to easily reach very large numbers of users within and outside their organization, using a simple and intuitive chat interface. Organizations can broadcast information – such as announcements, photos, videos, or documents, collect data from the field through polls or surveys, and see real-time analytics as results come in. Users can be quickly onboarded by using just their phone number as a unique ID.

Most businesses work with several partners, distributors, and stakeholders who are not on the company’s email address list, so communication can be slow and unsecure. With Microsoft Kaizala, they can better connect and coordinate with the entire team. As internet usage increases, we believe it will be easier for organizations to communicate with all their stakeholders, wherever they are in the Philippines,” said Bertrand Launay, Microsoft Philippines Managing Director.

Collaborate and manage work efficiently
Microsoft Kaizala makes it easy to coordinate work with a company’s entire value chain – field employees, vendors, partners – with a simple work assignment workflow and real-time status tracking—right within the app. Companies can assign and track frequently-used tasks with built-in actions for common work scenarios, such as assigning jobs and tracking completion status, sharing and requesting location, submitting bills, and tracking expenses.

Microsoft Kaizala makes it simple for organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate and complete tasks, bringing together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organizations.

Get more with Kaizala Pro
Microsoft Philippines also announced the launch of its enterprise version, Microsoft Kaizala Pro that allows organizations to have full administrative control of their groups.
Microsoft Kaizala Pro has additional features that include user and group management, system integration and automation using Microsoft Kaizala APIs, advanced reporting and analytics, ability to publish custom actions, ability to create public groups, and organizational profile and directory.
For management, the reviewing process becomes a lot easier online. What used to take 7-10 days to compile is now happening on a real-time basis. They are able to get information in real-time, and can also give feedback to the team in the field an in turn, can increase productivity or allow them to give better solutions to their customers,” added Launay.

Microsoft Kaizala is now available in the Philippines for download as a standalone app for iOS and Android phones. Learn more at www.microsoft.com/kaizala.

About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Microsoft Philippines, the local subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation, has been constantly bringing innovation and making its technology available to Filipino businesses and individuals since 1995. As a committed and trusted partner in nation-building, Microsoft Philippines has made it its mission to fuel growth and healthy communities, as well as transform locally-based businesses and empower them to compete in the global economy.