More than the power and prestige that monarchs hold, it’s the artifacts and buildings signifying sovereignty that capture people’s imaginations. From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, these regal legacies embody the pomp and splendor of royalty commoners can only dream of.

We commoners may never get the chance to own these regal vestments and mansions. But with good enough savings, we can at least treat ourselves to a luxury vacation for a glimpse of these once-exclusive royal attractions. Thinking of spending a little to see some of history's most renowned symbols of royalty? Here are a few ideas that will take you beyond the usual experience of crowns and castles.

Symbols of Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne

Just a few kilometers from Tokyo Station in Japan, the Imperial Palace offers scenic views in the East Garden where the public can stroll around arboreal spaces surrounded by deep moats and towering stone walls. Guided tours are restricted outside the buildings. Fortunately, the inner precincts open during two occasions: the customary New Year’s greeting every January 2 and the Emperor’s birthday.

As for Japan’s Imperial Regalia, the Three Sacred Treasures are distributed in three holy shrines dedicated to the Shinto Goddess Amaterasu: the jewel Yasakani no Magatama housed in the Imperial Palace; the mirror Yata no Kagami kept in the Grand Shrine of Ise, Mie Prefecture; and the sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi located in Atsuta Shrine at Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. These relics are not on public display, but tourists can still visit the Museum of the Imperial Collections in the East Garden to see the imperial household treasures including paintings, pottery, sculptures, and calligraphy.

Seat of Thailand’s Royal House

In the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the Grand Palace boasts impressive architecture with several gilded pagodas and intricate embellishments on pavilions, temples, and royal halls. Proper clothing such as long pants and sleeves is a must to gain entry as part of a dress code; otherwise, a booth at the entrance can provide clothes for a small deposit fee.

The Thai royal regalia consist of several items used for the coronation rites. These include the Royal Nine-Tiered Umbrella, the Great Crown of Victory, the Sword of Victory, the Royal Staff, the Royal Slippers, the Royal Fan and Flywhisk, the four Royal Utensils, and the eight Weapons of Sovereignty. All these together with other national treasures are on display in the Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations and Coins at the Grand Palace.

Remains of the Holy Roman Empire

Dominating the Nuremburg skyline in Bavaria, Germany, is Kaiserburg Castle, home to the German kings of the Holy Roman Empire for about 500 years.  Notable attractions include the Romanesque double chapel featuring a Gothic crucifix by Northern Renaissance German sculptor, Veit Stross. Others are the Imperial Apartments containing antique furniture, tapestries, and artwork, as well as the Imperial Castle Museum featuring an array of armaments.

The Imperial Regalia, however, is housed in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. On display include the stone-studded Imperial Crown, the Imperial Scepter, the Imperial Orb, the Imperial Sword, and the Holy Lance said to have pierced the side of Jesus during his crucifixion. These, among a host of regalia and reliquaries on exhibit, are only part of a large secular collection from across Europe.

Pride of Scotland

Tourists at the United Kingdom often think of the Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London’s 140 royal ceremonial objects including the Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign’s Orb, and the Sovereign’s Scepter when planning a royal sightseeing. For a different monarchical experience, Scotland is a must-visit.

Standing on an outcrop of volcanic rock, Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle has seen plenty of palace intrigues, imprisonments, and even murders throughout the stronghold’s centuries-old history. Some of the places to explore include the twelfth-century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the massive Mons Meg cannon, and the Stone of Destiny used for the coronation of Scottish monarchs and, later on, the monarchs of unified Great Britain.

The Scottish Crown Jewels once worn by Mary Queen of Scots are on display in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle together with the Stone of Destiny. Known as the Honours of Scotland, these royal articles include the Crown first donned by James V, the Scepter gifted to James IV by Pope Alexander VI, and the Sword of State also given to James IV by Pope Julius II.

As the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles, the Honours played many roles from crowing ancient Scottish kings and queens to representing the Monarch at the Scottish Parliament in modern times. Curious about the history of the Scottish regalia and its first possessors? Follow the exploits of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, in Reign, every Tuesday at 9:45PM on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Blue Ant Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).
For more updates, follow Blue Ant Entertainment at, @BlueAntEnt on Twitter, and @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram.

It is an #AweSM year for SM as they celebrate "Sweet 60" at SM Megamall, treating valued shoppers with tons of sweet treats, fun deals, and visual delights this weekend (May 25 to May 27).

SM Megamall's #AweSM Weekend Party turns to an Instagram wonderland where you can splurge on dessert treats and freebies, and snap photos at the different activity station. SM Sweet 60 activity area features an interactive play experience, where shoppers can immerse themselves in a fantastic wonderland of colors and desserts. In partnership with Boysen, Fruits In Ice Cream, The Dessert Museum, and The Lost Bread.

July 1-31
• Denim Sale - you can purchase with up to 70% off on select denim brands
• Denim Fest - discover new denim forms and styles  in their one of a kind exhibit that features everything denim

July 21-22
•Denim Fun - experience their AR fitting rooms. Denim Fest parades and more fun activities

July 22
•Denim Runway - catch the lates denim trends in special fashion show

If denim is really your style. Do Denim Everyday!
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Pilippinas MindGuru Specialist Inc., a specialty center specializing in facilitating sensory enhancement workshops recently held an intimate Bloggers Day last May 5, 2018 in their office conveniently located at the3rd Floor of the AA Building in Scout Borromeo Street, Brgy. South Triangle, Q.C.
Mind guru

There were more than 30 Mom’s and Guests who attended their morning session as the Executives from their Company discussed how the concept of MindGuru came about and what their vision is in the coming future. Ms. Lot Nanong, Executive Director of MindGuru Inc. amiably welcomed the guests and briefed them about their Programs and Summer Offerings.

                Their top programs and packages were the REP and SEP which was short for the Retention Enhancement Program and Sensory Enhancement Program respectively.  It fosters and enhances further the mind’s natural ability to process and recall information as students who have gone thru the workshop demonstrate better performance at school and increased recall of the lessons they learned in the classroom. Their workshops can also be beneficial for adults who want to be calmer and more competitive in their upcoming board exams which they would be undertaking, as the workshops enhance the recall and improve the perception of their surroundings.

Guests were then treated to a sample workshop session to give them a general preview of how the classes were conducted and afterward took part in a socialization session with the staff of Pilipinas MindGuru for them to be able to ask the staff questions regarding their programs and other product offerings.

To know more about  Pilipinas MindGuru feel free to check out their newly launched Website at:
Pilipinas MindGuru
Address : AA Building 3rd Floor #37 Scout Borromeo St.Brgy. South Triangle Q.C.
Mobile: 0917-8102895
Landline: 02-5348113

wunder2 wunder brow products

UK's favorite beauty brand is now here in the Philippines! Wunder2

Everyone wants that perfectly sculpted eyebrows that are on fleek right? These products from Wunder2 Philippines recently launched their make-up line and I was one of their guest to the said event. Want to know more details about this product? just keep on reading...

Angelyn Masangkay, head of Wunder2 Philippines, was quick to observe that Filipinas have been looking for a strong brow product that can truly address their brow issues such as sparse, thin hair, bald spots or brow products that easily smudge off.  According to her "Being a social media marketer myself, I've noticed that #EyebrowsOnFleek and #KilayIsLife are always trending, proving that Filipinas are highly conscious of their brows.

Wunderbrow is a smudge-proof, waterproof eyebrow product that lasts for days. Wunder2, the international cosmetics brand founded in London, UK that offers high-tech beauty, has resolved women's universal brow dilemma with WUNDERBROW.

wunderbrow shades

Whether if you are a morena or a tisay, Wunderbrow is perfect for you because they have some shades that fit with your skin color. Shades available are the following:
  • Jet Black - Perfectly use as an eyeliner to get that Cat eye wing liner
  • Black/Brown - a mixed color of black and brown for a light to morena skin color (I use this shade)
  • Auburn 
  • Brunette
  • Blonde
They have five shades that you can choose depending on your color preferences. Each kit comes with a spoolie applicator brush.

Price: 1,600 pesos 
Size: 3 g/ 0.105oz

wunderbrow shades

During the event, I was able to try out the product. It is a fast drying product so better be careful with this one while applying. It also helps on filling up some bald spots on my eyebrow because of its Hair Fiber Complex. 
dashing mom trying wunderbrow

Wunderbrow takes pride in its exclusive Permafix Technology and proprietary Hair Fiber Complex that creates the perfect brow in less than two minutes that will last for days. By the way, Wunder2 have a wide range of beauty products that you must try. Wunder2 Cosmetics was born in 2016 from a team with a passion to create high-tech beauty products and now they are widely known worldwide for over 25 countries. 

Wunder2 Cosmetics

They are available at Zalora and Beauty MNL . I will be doing a review about this product on my next post. Don't forget to like their Facebook page to know more details and promos from Wunder2 Cosmetics. Do visit their website at

Summer fun and Join my giveaway and have a chance to win two tickets for Climb Central Manila! 

Summer is not yet over for my followers and readers! I'll be giving away 2 tickets of Climb Central Manila. Just follow my simple steps below. But before anything else, I would like to Thank Travel Book Manila and Climb Central for this giveaway.

A little background about Travelbook Manila

Travelbook, is the fastest growing online travel e-commerce company (online travel agent or OTA) in the Philippines. They launched their service in March 2013, and they have been successful in increasing our numbers ever since. More than just being an online travel e-commerce company, aims to promote Philippine tourism by encouraging everyone to visit numerous beautiful destinations in the country.

Best Price Guarantee
You can find the best rates with huge discounts in We also offer Insider Deals with 10% discount or more when you register and log in. And if you can find a cheaper price elsewhere after your booking, we will pay back the price difference and reward points for your next booking. 

Big Reward Points offers Reward Points for every booking, which you can use to lower the price of your next booking. 1 Reward Point = PHP 1.00. is only the online travel agent that gives high value reward points for loyal customers. 

Pay at Hotel, No Credit Card Needed offers Pay at Hotel, No Credit Card Needed, the most convenient payment option for your booking. That means you don’t need to use a credit card to book a hotel, and you can simply pay in cash during check-in.

All of the information is from their site :D

Now for the Climb Central Manila is the biggest indoor air-conditioned sports climbing venue in the Philippines. Climb Central Manila has approximately 750 square meters of climbing wall space and is conveniently located in the heart of Metro Manila! If you are in for the adventures and exciting sports activities, Climb Central Manila is perfect for you!

Join my giveaway and have a chance to win two tickets for Climb Central Manila! 

1. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel
2. Watch any of my YouTube Video or this video: MIXING ALL MY FOUNDATIONS TOGETHER! | Dashing Mom
3. Comment at the comment section of the YouTube video why you want to win the tickets and share the video on Facebook.
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5. Share this blog on facebook and tag 2 of your friends and add a #DashingMomxTravelBookFreeTickets

Thank you and hope you will join the giveaway. Winner will be announced on the 24th of May around 12 noon.


Cerelac Let's Eat Bulilit

CERELAC® invites parents to discover a whole new world of taste and textures with their little ones at the CERELAC® Let’s Eat, Bulilit! event happening on April 28 to April 29, 2018 at the Glorietta 3 Activity Center. Headlined by interactive learning games, life-sized installations, exciting promos and fun surprises, CERELAC® teaches the joy of messy but healthy mealtimes with children finally joining the rest of the family at the big table.

Children start to develop a sense of curiosity as they grow, and this becomes a perfect opportunity for parents to start introducing them to new tastes and explore different textures. Let’s Eat, Bulilit! is CERELAC®’s way of helping mommies and daddies make that big step and ensure that their children get the right nutrition at the right age. Beyond offering a nutritious bowl, CERELAC® also believes that mealtimes open up to fun, memorable bonding sessions with bulilits. With a bowl of CERELAC® or Nutripuffs at hand during mealtimes, every chomp, nibble, and mess that you and your bulilit experience together can start a lifelong habit of eating healthy and eating happy with the family.

Getting bulilits to eat healthy

The first two years in the life of children are crucial for developing not only their physical and cognitive functions, but also their flavor preferences which can impact the way they see and consume certain foods, especially vegetables. International studies reveal that most children do not meet the recommended vegetable consumption, but this can be easily corrected with early feeding intervention strategies.

A way to introduce healthy foods to bulilits is to pair fruits and veggies like broccoli, squash, sweet potato, and even chicken with an infant cereal like CERELAC®. Unlike junk food that contribute lots of calories but little nutritional value, CERELAC® is a nutrient-dense food with no added preservatives and contains Protect Plus™, a combination of BIFIDUS BL® for a healthy digestive system and DHA which is an important building block for brain and eye development for children up to three years of age. Aside from Protect Plus™, one bowl of CERELAC® contains almost 1/3 of your bulilit’s daily energy requirement and is also a rich source of B Vitamins, Vitamin C, A and D, Iron, Zinc, Calcium, Phosphorus, Protein, Iodine and Folic Acid. Served alone with just water or mixed with a puree, CERELAC® makes mealtimes more fun, nutritious, and memorable for both parents and their children.

Let’s Eat, Bulilit in action

To take part in the CERELAC® Let’s Eat, Bulilit! event festivities, one simply needs to buy one (1) 7g pack of CERELAC® from the activity selling booth to get access for two. Inside, parents and their bulilits can know more about CERELAC®’s nutritional benefits at the Bulilit Meal Maker, mix their favorite CERELAC® recipe with giant-sized ingredients at the CERELAC® Delight Bowls, and take Instagram-worthy shots of their children sitting on the themed dining areas at Bulilit at the Big Table.

“Let’s Eat, Bulilit! is our way of helping parents foster stronger relationships with their little ones through messier, healthier mealtimes,” said Consumer Marketing Manager Lead for CERELAC®, Kirby Joseph Neri. “With this event, we hope to teach moms and dads more about baby nutrition, complementary feeding, and more importantly, provide fun opportunities for bonding with their children.”

CERELAC® is a nutrient dense food ideal for your child's small tummy. It also contains IRON Plus®, a combination of Bifidus BL, DHA and half of your baby’s daily iron needs.
Important Notice
Infants six months onwards should be given fresh, indigenous, and natural foods in combination with continued breastfeeding. This product is not suitable as breastmilk substitute.
The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first six (6) months followed by the introduction of appropriate complementary foods with continued breastfeeding for as long as possible.

Mother's Day is known to be the second most popular holiday for gift-giving following Christmas as people continue to dedicate this occasion to express their love towards their mothers and mother figures worldwide.
SM National Moms Day 2018
#NationalMomsDay2018 was held at Gringo MAAX Building with the following guest

This year, you can make this celebration more special by bringing mom to her favorite SM mall for a fun day of pampering and treats as SM Supermalls delights shoppers with "National SuperMoms Day 2018" on May 13 with fun-filled activities, deals and fids in 69 malls across the country.

"SM has truly become a one-stop destination for families to bond and create special memories together," said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing. "We want to make this year's National SuperMoms Day celebration at SM more memorable with awesome experiences and deals for all that strong, hardworking and loving moms out there.

From May 4 to May 13, you can take mom on a date and let her indulge in SM's Treat Feast for Moms dining deals and freebies. If you don't have a gift for her yet, you can drop by the All for Moms Bazaar for gift ideas that include sweet treats, beauty items, flowers, and greeting cards.

The season's must-see happens on May 5, 6, or 12 - the Mom and Me Fashion Show that features twinning moms and their kids in participating SM Malls. On Mom's Day weekend, you can then show how much you appreciate mom by spoiling her with spa treatments with Wellness Treats for Moms pampering promos.

Aside from onstage events and pampering treats, SM Supermalls also invites all families to celebrate this Mom's Day weekend (may 12 and 13) by playing the nationwide #SuperMoms Code Hunt, which is part of the ongoing #LetsPlayNowAtSM interactive digital experience campaign.

To play the game, the shopper needs to look for a #SuperMoms codes stickers that will be installed around the mall through the different participating establishments within the promo period. The shopper will simply open his/her favorite QR Code Reader/Scanner app and scan the QR Code Customers can win P500 and P100 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Aside from instant prizes, #SuperMoms Code Hunt participants are qualified to join the MOther's Month Car Promo that will run from May 12 - May 31, 2018. Deadline for registration of entries is until May 31, 2018.

The #SuperMoms campaign was launched in 2016 to pay tribute and connect with the silent superheroes of the family, ALways putting their families first in everything that they do, these are the Super Mommy shoppers who have been largely part of SM''s story over the years.

Don't forget to spend time with mom on Mom's Day and celebrate #NationalSuperMomsDay2018 at SM Supermalls on May 13!
hey sugar wax

Hey Sugar SM City Urdaneta now open! 

If you want to try an all-natural and organic waxing salon try Hey Sugar at SM City Urdaneta Central. They are located at 2nd level, SM City Urdaneta

Are you not a fan of Sugar waxing? I bet you should try this service because it has a lot of benefits.

1. Natural Ingredients
Other salons wax often contains a number of chemical ingredients that can be harmful to your delicate skin. While on Hey Sugar, they only use sugar wax, that contains mainly sugar and some form of citrus that acts preservatives.

2. No risk of Getting Burned
Other Waxing products needs to be super melt. Even the technician test it if it is cool enough still when she put it on to your underarm it is HOT! but on sugar wax,  you don’t have to worry about burns since the wax only has to be warmed to body temperature. No welts, no scars, just smooth skin!

3. Easier to Clean up
Sugar wax is easier to be removed by water because it is water soluble.

4. Smooth Skin after waxing
Don't worry your skin is in good condition after using a sugar waxing.  in just 3-4 sessions you will notice that your hair regrowth is lesser.


MANILA, May 4Converge ICT, the pure end-to-end Fiber Internet provider in the country, together with FTTH Council Asia Pacific is proud to bring the 13th annual FTTH APAC Conference 2018 on May 8-10, 2018 at Shangri-La at the Fort, Makati City, Philippines.

Gathering all the companies active in the Asia-Pacific telecoms market and the over 600 senior executives participating this year is no easy task. Yet, this annual conference will serve as the meeting point for the region’s top operators, solution providers, and vendors as well.

Now is your rare chance to position your company as a market leader and take advantage of this event to build networks, partake in open discussions, and be aware of the latest regional market trends and technological disruptions.

Key topics to discuss:
-          The importance of fiber to the network edge for future proof telecom networks in the Philippines.
-          Digital services as a critical economic platform for the country and a launch pad for innovation.
-          Designing win-win partnerships between the Philippine government, carriers, “over the top” players and non-traditional investors.
-          What are the entertainment and connected living needs of the Philippines?
-          What are your visions for the future of telecommunications and entertainment in the country?

This event is hosted by the Republic of the Philippines Department of Information and Communications Technology, the Philippine Cable Television Association, CONVERGE ICT, together with leading Philippines ICT companies.

About Converge ICT

An ISO-Certified company, Converge ICT is the fastest growing fiber Internet and other digital consumer-centric services provider in the Philippines today. Their premium products and services run through the first pure end-to-end fiber Internet network in the country. Whether you are at home, in your business, or in the corporate world, Converge is the brand of choice!