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T&C Fabulous Dine Around

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 What a unique and fabulous way to celebrate 10 years!

Town & Country’s @townandcountryph Fabulous Dine Around.

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We were among 200 people who dined in 50 restaurants this evening to celebrate this special occasion. The 50 restaurants are in the Best restaurants list of T&C which you can check online in their website.

We were happy to dine in a place where we have been wanting to try. We are fans of Chef Nicco Santos @niccosantos of @handsomecome Everyone then continued to celebrate together in @bank.bar Super love the evening. Happy Anniversary to the T&C team !  @aliciacolbysy @yvetteinmanila@manica_ More power ! #TownandCountryDineAround#VeryTandC #TandCFabDineAround#GlobePlatinum #CreateLegacies#BMWPhilippines #heyhandsomePH#MoetMoment #h2hcelebrations
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Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

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Thank you Tita Prescy Ramos and Xandra Ramos-Padilla @xandraramos for inviting us for dinner with Kevin Kwan @kevinkwanbooks  I’m so happy since I missed the past events. Everyone is excited about his latest book and movie which is coming out next summer #kevinkwanxnbs#h2hpeople#h2hcelebrations
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Chic by Daphne Oseña Paez

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  This pretty lady is so Heart2Heart because she too has so many beautiful things to share! And thanks to Yvette @yvetteinmanila for helping her share them in a book! I breezed through the pages and it could only have been a labor of LOVE and words from the HEART  to come up with this amazing book. Make sure you get a copy if you don’t have one yet. I heard it’s so saleable it’s always out of stock. More power Daphne @daphneop and keep inspiring and sharing the love  #H2HPeople #H2HBook #DaphneOsenapaezchic-by-daphne-osena-paez-2 chic-by-daphne-osena-paez-1 chic-by-daphne-osena-paez-5 chic-by-daphne-osena-paez-6chic-by-daphne-osena-paez-3chic-by-daphne-osena-paez-4

Whole + Natural Baby Food

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 Whole + Natural Baby Food cookbook by Namee Sunico @girlcook Melanie Jimenez @madaboutpastry and Tanya Yuson @typix It’s not vailable in any bookstore so go here @wholenatural for more info and to order ?or email wholenaturalbabyfood@gmail.com #wholenaturalbabyfood #WholeNatural #H2HBoo whole-natural-baby-food-1whole-natural-baby-food-3 whole-natural-baby-food-4

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Apocalypse Child

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The long wait is over. After its huge success at the 3rd QCinema International Film Festival—where it won Best Picture—and reaping acclaim at international filmfests in Europe, the US, and Asia, the movie “Apocalypse Child” screens in commercial theaters nationwide beginning October 26.apocalypse-child-1“Apocalypse Child” is a drama starring award-winning actor Sid Lucero as Ford,apocalypse-child-1a surfing instructor in Baler, who has been told all his whole life that he is the son of American director Francis Ford Coppola. One summer, as the surfing season is wrapping up, Ford’s carefree existence is disrupted with the return of Rich (RK Bagatsing), apocalypse-childa childhood friend-turned-politician. Rich brings along his fiancee Serena (Gwen Zamora) apocalypse-child-5whom he encourages to take surfing lessons. Serena and Ford become close, upsetting Fiona (Annicka Dolonius), a young surfer who is harboring a secret love for Ford.apocalypse-child-3Meanwhile, Ford’s mother Chona (Ana Abad Santos) has been trying to get the director to acknowledge her son.apocalypse-child-4As Chona’s petition reaches a breakthrough, Ford is forced to confront his past actions, inactions and the stories of his life.

“Apocalypse Child” received four awards at the 3rd QCinema International Filmfest: Best Director for Mario Cornejo, Best Supporting Actress for Annicka Dolonius, Technical Excellence in Editing for Lawrence Ang, and Best Film. The QCinema jury cited it as a brave and intense film with superb performances. The jury further noted that “The beauty of (its) filmmaking elevates a simple story into a powerful drama that unravels the fractured nature of identity.”

Recently, the Cinema Evalutaion Board (CEB) gave “Apocalypse Child” a grade of “A,”entitling the film to a 100-percent tax rebate. In its summation, the CEB praised the ensemble cast and the production values and hailed the film as a potential hit. The CEB stated, “It is films like ‘Apocalypse Child’ that remind us that there is always a fresh way of telling a story, and like the director Mario Cornejo’s maiden project with Monster Jimenez, ‘Big Time,’ it is a potential sleeper and helps keep the indie spirit alive.”

“Apocalypse Child” is rated R-16 by the MTRCB. It is distributed by Solar Entertainment Corporation. The movie is supported by Belo Sun Expert. For updates, like the Apocalypse Child Facebook page and check out website apocalypsechild.com

Notebook by Paper & Co

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 Thank you Ivic for these notebooks!!!!

Previous entry:  Colouring Travel Planner  by Paper & Co  Dec 9, 2015

Super love them – the new products of @paperandco.ph which is proudly Philippine made and has 120 unlined pages to jot down all your thoughts and notes! It comes in sets of 3 and this set is exactly the set for me! Blah blah blah, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner and Live, Love, Laugh.  Definitely easy to categorize notes this way!! Notebooks by Paper & Co (1)  It comes in 2 sets. Each set consists of 3 notebooks. The business as usual set comes in 3 colors – Blue (Wanderlust), Black (Expect the Unexpected), and Maroon (Make it Happen) while the Lifestyle set comes in another 3 colors – Pink (Breakfast Brunch Lunch Dinner), Green (Blah Blah Blah) and Yellow ( Live Laugh Love)  Go here for more info @paperandco.ph #paperandcophNotebooks by Paper & Co (3) Notebooks by Paper & Co (2)

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Life On A Mission

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Last September 8 was a super special day since it was Mama Mary’s bday.  On that same day, a special book was launched!

Many fans of Sr. Isabel were there!!!  They call themselves, Sr. Isabel’s baby camels :-)

And I was surprised to hear Yvonne sing “Mary, you were born to bring new life, to show us the way, to love and serve you in each new day……That like you we’ll be the Lord’s Servant in every way” What better day than to launch a book by Sr. Isabel Villacarlos who is a true servant of the Lord. Thank you to my good friend Yvonne Dayrit Romualdez for publishing her book – “Shes an amazing assumption nun who is 78 years old and served as a missionary in Africa for 25 years. Her miracle stories of gods love and grace are amazing!” ( fr the Foreword of the book) “Sr. Isabel sees her stories as instruments to allow God to speak to people. These stories are proof that God’s love surpasses all obstacles, transforms the most stubborn of minds and transcends all differences”  When we share this book with others, we share God’s love as Sr. Isabel shares it with us

We celebrated mass with Fr. Gustillo and Fr. Deveza

As my friend Yvonne  says, We just have to say “Yes” to His call. And Sr. Isabel said Yes when she lived in Africa for 25 years which became her mission.  And her book “Life on a Mission” is a work of love by a miracle team who also said “yes” to His call and helped make this book an instrument for us to read God’s LOVE and to share it with as many people as we can. Sr. Clarissa, Mara Eala, Michelle Soliven, Yvonne  Romualdez, Christine Dayrit, Nikki Alumno, Lou Lumba, Bum Tenorio, Mike Mina, Pael Romualdez, and Carin Romualdez.  For orders pls call Emy at 09177130471

Writer Mara Eala daughter of our English teacher in Highschool, Ms. Mary Ann Tantoco :-)

Ilustrations by Yvonne’s husband, Pael!  They needed an illustrator and Carin had a smart idea that Papa can do it! 😉

Sr. Isabel so busy autographing all the sold books!

A simple lunch celebration after mass
Christine Dayrit cooked the Okra dish of Sr. Isabel for the lunch :-)
Sister Isabel’s peanut butter okra!  In Africa it only rains once a year.  So they plant okra before the rain and that is what they harvest as their food for the year.  They dry and prepare it in different ways.  Her favourite was okra with peanut butter.  So to make themselves feel better, they would imagine okra being chicken one day, steak another and fish another :-)
 According to my friend Karla Campos, this is one of the best books ever!  Read it and if you were blessed by it, share it!!!
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