Our Fairy Princess 5th Birthday Party

Our Fairy Princess 5th Birthday Party

This is our daughter’s fifth birthday party celebration. We intend to give her this party for so many reasons- like a family reunion in San Ildefonso Bulacan, being thankful for her five years without any sickness, and foremost celebrate God’s blessings.

With a very tight budget to celebrate it with almost 200+ guest list. I decided to do it DIY (Do It Yourself).

Our theme is Fairy Princess, so it is best to have it set up in a garden with lots of trees. Our chosen location was Paul Cruz Garden Resort; it is ideal for most of our guest list coming from the same town, it fit best for my creative design layout for the huge trees,  its falling vines, and the lawn greens. Everything is perfect for this venue!


Upon seeing this, we immediately booked the place! It’s perfect, and we want this trees to be our stage focal point.

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Paul Cruz Garden Resort is located at Sapang Putol, Bgy Pinaod, San Ildefonso Bulacan; they have a swimming pool, guest room for overnight, and ample parking space. It is just a few minutes from the main National Road and a block away from our chosen catering service.

Our catering service was Varilla Catering, which is also located in Pinaod, San Ildefonso Bulacan. The package includes foods and drinks for 150++ pax, tables and chairs set-up, bubble machine, photo booth, magician and clown, lights and sounds, booths for popcorn, ice cream, cotton candy, and hot-dog. And we sourced out from multiple suppliers, our birthday cake, cupcakes, balloon arc, flowers, face paint booth, and all other related to its design and concept.


The card invitation is a DIY. I just bought laser paper cut envelopes and did a layout design for her invitation and print it on a photo paper. We thought of having our daughter involved in the preparation so I bought her a gem sticker pads which we can use to design her invitation cards.

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The invitation card cost was at P40/pc. Excluding labor and layout design.


For her gown, we thought of a white princess gown. It’s like a ball gown with beaded lace that can match her custom made white fairy wings. I have asked my Tita Cynthia to make her the gown, while I was the one who chose the fabrics and overall material. Really! I was very hands on up to the design and details. It was all worth it anyway, we love the outcome.

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Zcy’s white princess fairy gown with wings.

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The lace was beaded with Pearls and Swarovski’s crystals. The neck and sleeve line was a mixed of crystals and pearls.

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The flower-inspired lace with pearl beads and Swarovski crystals.


Flower beaded laces is the highlight of the gown top.

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The gown cost was around P5000 including labor and materials. What makes it expensive was the Swarovski crystal beads actually, we were able to use around 1000 pieces of it. Also, I came to realize that the design for kids matters when it should highlight most of her childhood self, It should not be so formal since it’s a fairy themed but instead give an impression of its simplicity with a very detailed design. The compliment should be on how the child will carry the gown, and not how the gown will carry the child.


The overall party layout and stage design goals were to come up with a fairies playground. I spent a few thousand pesos for the hanging lights to make it festive at night. Add on were dozens of butterflies in different sizes and colors to fill in the mid-gap area from the trees and stage. From the masterplan layout below we revised it to conform to the actual sizes of stage platforms and tables.

layout design plan for garden birthday event


We use a stage platform to highlight the three fairy canopies where the kids can sit and play. The middle white canopy is for the birthday celebrant and the other two green on the sides is for party activities like story-telling, crafts making, or a fairy salon.

From the entrance, we set-up the registration area on the right side under a tree with hanging tutus and wings, this will also be our giveaways for the kids. The middle ground will be the kids tables and chairs area.

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The chairs and tables cloth covers are white with colored ribbon accents same as the tutu colors.


The letter name stands white with glitters. Unfortunately, since its white it became unnoticed.

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We placed a green grass wall for a few picture frames and decors. At first, we intend to put the cake table on the stage, but it will become crowded, and we will not have any space for the group picture taking.


These are all customized designs. The usual tutu and wing pair will cost you around P400 to P600, but we instead bought the materials for the tutus and contracted it to a dressmaker. It’s a one size tutu where the girls can just wrap it around their waist, or the small ones can use it as their full dress too! The wings were also contracted to a wholesale supplier in Divisoria; it cost only P80 per colored wings. This is usually priced from P150 to P200 per piece. We allocated 50 pairs for giveaways for the girls. There is also a flower garland for the head for the girls and adults too!

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Our chosen colors were yellow, fuschia pink, sky blue, baby pink, and apple green.


Looking at these hanging under the tree will surely excite our little girls joining the party


We come up with DIY clothesline to hang the tutus. Very colorful indeed! It also became a functional design for the event.


Our Peter Pan top shirts for the boys. It’s also one size that can fit up to 10yo. There is a cord on the middle waist to serve as a belt.



Make it very simple and limit it to a few frame. I intend to personalize the stage with her memory lane photographs since she was one up to four years old. Have a two small frame as an add-on and a number FIVE to highlight her Fifth birthday. The two chalkboards are for the registration area and will serve as a welcome note for the guests.


The green fairy canopy highlight was a wreath of flowers (artificial and fresh flowers). I decided to use the colored artificial flowers as an accent since the fresh one needs water hydration so often. Also, it might not last that long given the sun and heat on our event’s place. We mixed it up with baby’s breath and rosal leaves to add a floral scent in the canopy area. I have thought of filling it with more flowers and leaves, but it’s getting heavier and might fall during the event.


Below is a better shot of the flower wreath arrangement for our canopy. Our canopy is also custom made since I want it taller and wider.


Why the need for the photos? While I was browsing for the good shot, it did brought me back to a memory lane. It is not for the guest to look at and say it’s cute! But for us parents to validate our accomplishments, our hardships, and commitments for our kids. It is not intended to be a wall gallery of her growing up years, but it is for us parents to celebrate God’s blessings.


Our main focal point is the white canopy. We placed a different kind of wreath flowers to contrast our white cloth. From the master plan, we changed the location of the cake table to have more space on the stage and just fill it up with balloons and flowers. Our celebrant seat was a covered stool chair with bed comforter, with different sizes of throw pillows. The overall cost for this is at P3600 (soft white tool – P1000, top flower wreath plus crystal like Garland drops- P800, labor cost-P500, comforter P500, throw pillows -P800). I plan to reuse this at her room after the event, so our plan is extended in decorating her room to save on cost.

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A three size variant of balloons in three different colors. We add fresh flowers and leaves to conform it to our theme.


It came out beautiful in spite of the rush work after the rain. As you can see the guest starts to gather already so, we don’t have time to do the finishing touches.



Our cake is a two layer chocolate buttercream frost with lots of floral designs from top to bottom. I chose this to have a “raw” elegant look than a cartoon like Fondant. I believe the cake should blend well with the theme itself, and we should base the cake materials to adapt to the overall concept and not to have its identity on the table.

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The floral cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate flavors. It was a variety of designs, and we scattered it together with the candies. We used crystal bowls and wide mouth glass vase to add raw elegance.


The two layer cake cost P3000, one hundred cupcakes P35/each = P3500; assorted candies is at P1500; The cupcake tower is at P750; Overall cost is P8750.


This is an easy one for us. No complaints at all. She loves facing the mirror and having her make up on- a lady to be!


Our makeup artist focuses more on her eyes and hair. No face alterations at all! just simple makeup enhancement. Professional fee for MUA is P1100 (for 2pax, including wifey)

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Our Princess! Ready for her birthday event. The shoes are from Suki, and the crown is from Carolinas.

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Our stage with the birthday celebrant. No grand entrance walk needed for her since we are in a rush after a brief rain shower. We started the event with a prayer and kicked it off immediately with the activities lined up for the kids.



Our Fairy Princess! I love the light effects behind her.


That gorgeous smile! A beauty queen to be.


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Estimated guest is around 200++


The kids enjoying the activity game- bring me.

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She was holding an electric fan. That gift is a saver! Since its becoming too warm in the stage.


That tree is really enchanting.


It was a full house!


The kids in their fairy dress with face paints.


Beautiful wings indeed. It’s all worth it.

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The light effects at night.

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Candle blow. Happy Birthday Princess Zcy!


Peter Pan Spider-Man.


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Our Fairies


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Our family photos

My royalties.

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I need to shift roles during the event and as a photographer. I wasn’t able to capture the foods and the booth since I have to attend to our guests too.

I decided to post this online to help other parents in case they are looking for a birthday party theme. I had a hard time looking for samples and pictures to guide me in making this concept. May this be your guide in case you found it interesting for your next birthday event.

So what do you think of our party?

God Bless everyone!

Daddy Rman












Aidan Jake Sy Nalus Christening

Aidan Jake Sy Nalus Christening


June 23, 2012

A Christening Day for Aidan Jake Sy Nalus. The baptismal was held at Sanctuario De San Antonio Parish located in Bgy Forbes Park, City of Makati. The reception follows at Peking Garden in Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, City of Makati.

Congratulations to the proud parents of Aidan, Alexis and Jesseth! And it’s my honor to be stand as Godfather (ninong) for your first born Aidan.

Welcome to the world of Christianity Aidan!


Sanctuarion De San Antonio Parish Church

3117 McKinley Rd.
P.O. Box 3215 MCC
Forbes Park, Makati City
Telephone: (632) 843-8830 to 31
Email: ssap_info@yahoo.com

Requirements for Reservations
-Print and complete, Parish Baptism Form
-Bring Childs’ Birth Certificate (photocopy)
-Referral letter from your respective parish
-Final List of Sponsors (maximum of 5 pairs)
-To personally register with complete requirements, listed above.

We do not accept booking thru phone as well as incomplete requirements. The parish provides ONE personalized candle. Child is not dressed by your Baptismal Garments before the baptism. Clothing is part of the Sacrament. PLEASE COME ON TIME with the godparents. The ceremony will start ON TIME.

Baptism Schedule
The following times and dates are the assigned schedule for Baptism, while the calendar at the bottom shows which of these schedules are already taken. Click on the month to check for future dates.
Saturday (Morning)
9:30 am, 10:15am, 11:00am
Donation (Non-Refundable) P 4,000.00
Saturday and Sunday (Afternoon )
1:30, 2:15, 3:00, 3:45 P.M.
The parish will provide a priest
Donation (Non-Refundable) P 3,000.00
Monday to Friday
10:15am, 11:00am, 2:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm
Provide your own priest
Donation (Non-Refundable) P 3,000.00


Peking Garden Restaurant, Greenbelt 5
4/Lvl. Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center
Makati City, Metro Manila
(02) 729-0567

Peking Garden offers two special set menus. Set A (good for 12 persons at P9,800+) has four kinds of appetizer, seafood with spinach soup, one whole Peking duck, hot prawns salad with fruit cocktails, steamed fish fillet with minced garlic, minced duck with corn bits in XO sauce, deep-fried peppercorn crabs, Peking Garden fried rice with mashed bean pancakes and chilled mango shake with sago for dessert.

Set B (good for 12 persons at P14,800+) lets you indulge in the richness of northern Chinese dishes with four kinds of appetizer, shark’s fin with fish lips and golden mushroom soup, Peking duck, baked prawns with seafood stuffing, steamed lapu-lapu–Beijing style, braised sea whelk and black mushrooms with oyster sauce, deep-fried peppercorn crabs, and braised e-fu noodles with seafood. For dessert, there’s mashed date pancakes & chilled almond jelly with fruit cocktails.

Please call to confirm on food availability for Set Menu and Reservations.


Aidan Jake Baptismal


Day 322/365: UST Fusion Concert by Ms Mela Guevarra

Day 322/365: UST Fusion Concert by Ms Mela Guevarra

November 19, 2011

Another first! Thanks for Project 365 and I was able to visit the historical University of Santo Tomas (UST) College of Music. I heard so much of famous artist who started from this school and was able to conquer the world of music. Salute to UST!

Fusion, a benefit concert was a collaboration of future artists who mesmerizes us with their musical talents from Strings to Bands, to Solo Performers to Rock and Pop Groups. Awesome! A round of applause to Ms Mela Guevarra for inviting us and lead this talented artists for a cause. A lovely lady with a beautiful heart and gifts of natural talents.

Congratulations Mela!

Fusion Concert, A benefit concert for a Parish in Bulacan.

Program Director: Mela Guevarra

Hosts: Miko Hizon and Mark Mendoza

Event Sponsors: Sole Academy

Fusion Mini Concert
Miko Hizon, Mela Guevarra, Mark Mendoza

The drummer: Just for a Pose

About UST College of Music: 

Should you want to master the arts of music, there’s two department in UST to serve you best.

College of Education:

THE College of Education was recently designated by the Department of Education (DepEd) as a Center of Training (COT) in the areas of Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH).  As such, it now offers a Certificate Program for Non-Specialist Teachers in Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH), a program designed to equip teachers with the necessary skills and competencies in teaching the subject.  Integrated skills in the course program are actual performances, hands on experiences and actual demonstrations of all components of MAPEH in the perspective of a well-balanced curriculum of secondary schools.

Conservatory of Music:

As one of the two Centers of Excellence in Music, the UST Conservatory of Music has maintained its efforts and achievements to be a premiere music school. It is the only music school in the Philippines which has an all-student symphony orchestra and an all-student symphonic band. The Conservatory of Music has choral groups namely The Coro Tomasino, The Liturgikon Vocal Ensemble and the world-renowned UST Singers. It also has instrumental groups; The UST Jazz Band, The UST Guitar Ensemble, Rondalla, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet, USTe Mundo- the ethnic ensemble and various smaller groups which can be called on as the need arises. Every year, the Conservatory takes most of the major prizes in competitions such as the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) and in other national music competitions. The Conservatory of Music is very proud that in terms of population, it is the biggest music school in the country and is able to graduate a considerable number of competent and talented musicians every year.

Office Location:5th floor, Albertus Magnus Building University of Santo Tomas Espana, Manila 1083
Telephone: (632) 406-1611 Loc. 8246:(632) 7314022


Bachelor of Music in Piano
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Bachelor of Music in Guitar
Bachelor of Music in Voice
Bachelor of Music in Music Literature
Bachelor of Music in Music Theory
bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Music in Conducting
Bachelor of Music in Percussion
Bachelor of Music in Violin / Viola / Cello / Contrabass
Bachelor of Music in Flute / Oboe / Clarinet / Bassoon
Bachelor of Music in Trumpet / Trombone / French Horn / Tuba

Day 316/365: Pacquiao-Marquez III Controversial Match @ Medicard Lifestyle Center

Day 316/365: Pacquiao-Marquez III Controversial Match @ Medicard Lifestyle Center

November 13, 2011

It was my first time to watch a live telecast of Pacquiao’s boxing fight. Thanks to Medicard Lifestyle Center in Makati for converting their grand lobby as a viewing facility for their partners and guests. And being a new home of Sugarleaf, we were able to served their guest with Organic Coffee and Fresh Juices courtesy of Matstone Philippines. Great refreshing and healing concoctions of Malunggay-Pineapple and Sayote-Cucumber-Yacon!

How was the fight? From Round 1 to 7 and based on how the camera is being rolled to capture each punch, I know it was Marquez whom I truly admire on how he counter attacks and made his connecting punch a success. Round 8 to 12 is a mix of Pacquiao and Marquez punches but in favor of Marquez as how it was being covered by media. And yes, being totally ignorant on the boxing rules and how it is being scored, in my eyes and “connecting punch” points, the winner should be Marquez. However there are professional judges who were all there watching and observing each punch, moves, and attacks. The boxing rules applies and based on my research, this is how it works (c/o boxing.isport.com)

The Four Components of Boxing Scoring

Scoring in professional boxing is rather subjective in nature. Controversy seems to arise after every close bout, and official scorers are often scorned by viewers that deemed the fight far from close.

Three ringside judges score bouts based on four factors:

1. Clean punching: “Clean” punches are punches that land on the face/side of the head and the front/side of the torso.
2. Effective aggressiveness: A boxer demonstrates this trait when he consistently and successfully moves forward in a controlled manner.
3. Ring generalship: The judges favor the fighter who controls the pace and style of the bout.
4. Defense: Boxers that skillfully incorporate defensive maneuvers receive credit in this area.

Professional bouts are scored on a round-by-round basis, and judges are supposed to assign their scores with each of the above factors equally in mind. It shouldn’t come as a shock, though, that certain judges favor certain characteristics. In any circumstance, the four criteria are used – in addition to knockdowns and committed fouls – as a way of assigning points under the 10-point Must System.

Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati

Ten-point Must System

Judges use the 10-Point Must System in professional bouts. This system assigns ten points to the winner of each round. The loser receives nine points for a close round, eight points if he was knocked down or dominated, and seven points if he was knocked down twice. If a round is even and neither boxer was knocked down, both boxers receive 10 points. If each boxer was knocked down once, the knockdowns are disregarded and the winner of the round receives 10 points, while the loser receives nine points.

The boxer with more accumulated points at the end of the match is the winner, as long as two of the three judges are in agreement. The four possible decisions of a bout that goes the distance are as follows:

Unanimous decision: All three judges score the same boxer as the winner.
Split decision: Two of the three judges score in favor of one boxer, who is declared the winner, despite the fact that the third judge ruled in favor of the other boxer.
Majority decision: Two of the three judges score in favor of one boxer, who is declared the winner, despite the fact that the third judge ruled the contest a draw.
If at least two judges have the match as tied, then a draw will be declared. Also, a draw occurs if one judge has one winner, another judge has a different winner, and the third judge has a draw.

A bout can also be stopped earlier than the scheduled duration due to Knockout (KO) or Technical Knockout (TKO). Once a boxer gets to his feet after being knocked down, he must be approved to continue by the referee. If the boxer is unable to recover from the knockdown within ten seconds, his opponent wins by way of knockout. A referee can also choose to stop a fight at any point to protect a boxer from severe injury. In this case, the boxer loses by Technical Knockout.

Pacquiao-Marquez Part 3

Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati
Medicard Lifestyle Center -Makati

Respecting the Decision

Professional boxers train for months in preparation for a bout. A controversial decision can be devastating for a boxer who’s trained hard and feels he has won the bout. Keep in mind that the judges are only human, and are contracted to score the bout as fairly and honestly as possible.

Professionals, in most cases, have already participated in a significant amount of amateur matches and understand there is a possibility of disappointment. They focus solely on fighting to the best of their ability, and try to take the decision out of the judges’ hands. If you are dominant in the ring, there is less of a chance that you will be disappointed and confused by the decision. Professionals know they must train hard to improve their skills so that they can be confident of the decision before it occurs. They hope the match won’t have to come down to a decision, and instead focus on knocking out their opponent.

Well, now we understand how he won the fight. He is aggressive in his attacks, his style conquers the ring, and definitely a very good defense in spite of those “connecting punches” of Marquez as what we’ve watched based on a “camera’s perspective”. Now I am curious to know if the camera man is a Mexican 🙂

Anyway, great match! and very cool place to watch it! Thanks too to Sole Academy for their loot bags and raffle prizes!

Sugarleaf Makati Dine in Healthy Shop

Kudos to you Manny Pacquiao! Pinoy Rules! Congratulations!

Day 315/365: A Birthday Celebration at Sugarleaf Greenhills

Day 315/365: A Birthday Celebration at Sugarleaf Greenhills

November 12, 2011

A Birthday Prayer for Alyssa Committed

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

May God be with you and bless you;
May you see your children’s children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the warm rays of sun fall upon your home
And may the hand of a friend always be near.

May green be the grass you walk on,
May blue be the skies above you,
May pure be the joys that surround you,
May true be the hearts that love you

Happy Birthday Alyssa!

 About Sugarleaf:

Sugarleaf pertains to stevia, a plant whose leaves possess an intense sweetening capability. Though somewhat controversial in its earlier years, stevia is totally safe and is highly regarded because it has anti-oxidant properties, has zero calories, and doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.

Sugarleaf imbibes sweetness, happy thoughts and feelings linked with healthy living and organic lifestyle.

Sugarleaf debuts at the ground floor of the Health Cube Building along Wilson Street in San Juan and now, they have a Makati branch at MEDICard Lifestyle Center at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Urdaneta Village, Makati City.

Healthy meals and snacks is also available for both dine in and take out.  A cozy dining area of up to 20 persons is available for intimate events such as reunions, meetings, etc.

Sugarelaf Greenhills

Living up to its mission of providing “foods that nourish” Sugarleaf features Healthy Picks, a mini-mart of locally-sourced organic produce (fruits, vegetables and herbs) from the LaTOP (La Trinidad Organic Practitioners) Multi-purpose Cooperative farmers.

Aside from vegetables, Sugarleaf offers a wide variety of natural, organically produced goods. It is meant to be a one-stop-shop for healthy food finds including free-range chicken, eggs, pork, kefir milk, yogurt, kambucha, carabao and cow’s milk, organic highland coffee and rice, non-GMO tofu, natural sweeteners (coco sugar, stevia, coco nectar), home-made dips and dressings, air-dried tea, among others.

Organic products that are not locally available may be sourced out. Available on a per order prior notice basis are: organic chia seeds, organic maca, kelp noodles and much more.

Day 315/365: A Birthday Celebration at Sugarleaf Greenhills

Sugarleaf Healthy Birthday Event


Committed and Magnifico


Happy Birthday and Coffee Presentation

See you soon folks at Sugarleaf for a Healthier You!

Alyssa P Coffee & Birthday @ Sugarleaf GH





Day 314/365: Sugarleaf, A Haven of Health rises in Makati City

Day 314/365: Sugarleaf, A Haven of Health rises in Makati City

November 11, 2011

Auspiciously healthy was the best way to describe 11-11-11 at 11am when Sugarleaf formally opened the doors of its second branch in Makati City, bringing its unique take on healthy eating and living to denizens of the central business district with healthy habits and supplements from brands like healthyusa. A partnership between Sugarleaf, Inc. and the MEDICard Lifestyle Center, the haven of health is located at the ground and second floors of the beautiful new building at the corner of Paseo de Roxas and Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Urdaneta Village.

It offers the full product and service line of its Greenhills branch: a healthy, great tasting menu optimising organic, natural ingredients and super food, Goody Kefir probiotic food and drinks, low glycemic desserts, non-dairy coconut kefir ice cream, organic produce, mini-mart, deli and lifestyle and wellness events.

(L-R) Lexi Schultze, Anton Diaz, Luis Montoya, Rman Lorenzo, Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo

ANC host Lexi Schultze and popular blogger Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet cut the ceremonial ribbon together with officers of MEDICard and Sugarleaf.  Sanctuario de San Antonio parish priest reverend father Joel Sulce blessed the premises and afterwards, guests enjoyed healthyummy cocktails prepared by Sugarleaf’s co-owner Gina S. Yambot.It was a happy gathering of loyal patrons, MEDICard directors and management represented by the

Montoya family Dr. Nicky, Atty. Jon and Engineer Luis Montoya, and Makati residents excited that organic and natural products will soon become more accessible.

Ifick Philippines set up a photo booth where attendees gamely posed for souvenir photos.

Lexi Schultze of ANC and Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet

The Ribbon-Cutting, Blessing Menu

Sugarleaf’s best-selling turkey waldorf and smoked salmon sandwiches, Goody beef, crabstick and mango wraps were served complemented by fresh organic salad and Sugarleaf’s signature vinaigrettes and authentic Goody Kefir dressing.  Goody Kefir mango-banana smoothies  refreshed as well as nourished guests who were more than happy to have seconds.

Guests couldn’t believe that the decadent pastries served were healthy and low-glycemic.  “Baked heathier” is Sweety Pies’ motto using wheat flour and coconut sugar, healthier alternatives to refined white flour and sugar.  Raw nuts, fresh and dried fruit, superfood and Goody Kefir provide nutrients and beneficial probiotics good for digestion.

Medicard Lifestyle Center Lobby

The Store

Sugarleaf at the MEDICard Lifestyle Center features a sizeable retail section occupying the ground floor of the two level space.

Organic produce from certified high- and lowland farms, home-made dressings, natural and organic food and non-food products, local and imported superfoods and a lot more.

Jello’s Coco-Kefir Ice Cream, also served at the dining room upstairs is also available for take out.  Most flavours are vegan for lactose intolerant customers.  Texture and nutrition are not sacrificed as coconut milk and coco-kefir provide creaminess and beneficial probiotics.

Sugarleaf Healthy Shop
Sugarleaf Healthy Dining
Anton Diaz and Marjoree Cabral-Lorenzo
Amador Madamba of Mens Health and TV-Host /Actress Angel Jacob
(L-R) Dr Nick Montoya, Alfredo “Kokoy” Reonisto, Aristotle Salas, Rman Lorenzo
Sugarleaf Makati Team

Partners in Good Health

The event wouldn’t have been complete without the support of Sugarleaf’s loyal partners which provided nutrition and education as they shared their great-tasting and healthy products as well as their knowledge to visitors eager to learn the health benefits of each item at the store and in the menu.

Suchero provided the best natural sweetener to complement the free-flowing premium Arabica coffee served by Roaster Juan.  Suchero couple Joey and Arnee Villa and Terri Reyes of Roaster Juan were present to support the event.

Matstone slow juiced a healthy detoxifying blend of malunggay, pineapple and lemongrass, a perfect pre-cocktail drink for the healthy food that followed.

La Moderna Bakery of Guagua, Pampanga recreated some of its artisan pastries using coconut sugar: Sans rival, San Nicolas, masa podrida, sampaguita and gorgoryas.

Now open  at the G&2F of the MEDICard Lifestyle Center at 51 Paseo de Roxas corner Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City!   Tel 892 7323. Emailgina@sugarleafph.com. Like us on Facebook Sugarleaf Foods That Nourish and follow us on Twitter @sugarleafph.  Initially open Mondays to Saturdays, 8am-7pm. Please bear with us during our soft opening phase.

Sugarleaf’s first branch is located at the ground floor of the Health Cube Building, 226 Wilson Street, West Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila.  Open 8am-10pm Mondays to Saturdays and 8am to 2pm Sundays.  Tel (63 2) 385 0387, Fax (63 2) 661 6639 or mobile (63 917) 844 7593 or (63 917) 837 4257.  Email: angelo@sugarleafph.comgina@sugarleafph.com.

Sugarleaf Opening Photo Gallery

Sugarleaf Makati Opening

See You at Sugarleaf!!!



Day 309/365: PSI Batch 249, Being a Kid is Fun!

Day 309/365: PSI Batch 249, Being a Kid is Fun!

November 6, 2011

What about PSI? PSI did something to me in clarifying a lot of questions and defining life meanings and pursuing positive looking with confidence and courage. I learn the value of “Giver’s Gain, Takers Loose” principle and how we are all Synergistically connected. And the world we live in, Is not a Life of Fate, But a Life of Choices.

I am a proud Batch 247.  A Work in Progress.

PSI Leadership Seminar Benefits:

Attract and Achieve The Wealth, Peace of Mind, Relationships, Spiritual Connection and Health You Desire!

Our usual life questions…..

Why do some people have more success in life than others?

Are they lucky or do they just have a different way of thinking?

The PSI Basic Seminar provides you with the fundamentals of creating positive results both personally and professionally.

Five Day Event: Thursday evening, Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday and Wednesday evening.

Through carefully planned discussions and exercises, you see and experience powerful techniques that you can apply immediately in both your professional and personal life.

In this life changing event you’ll learn to:


Financial success is available to each of us. Knowing how to obtain it is often a mystery. At the PSI Basic you’ll uncover this mystery by discovering your power to attract all the wealth you desire. You’ll gain simple and easy tools for developing thought processes that help you achieve your goals.


In this course personal relationships are a central focus. You challenge yourself to honestly and responsibly analyze the strengths and weaknesses of your relationships, allowing you to determine how you can improve them. You’ll learn the tools to create and nurture the best relationship possible with your spouse, children, loved ones – and your professional relationships too.


Balance is vital to a healthy successful life. You’ll make a clear assessment of where you are now and take a fresh look at where you want to be. Using the Basic techniques, you’ll be given the tools to maximize your effectiveness and create a more balanced, satisfying life, in four key areas: physical, mental, spiritual and emotional.


The core of the PSI Basic is to empower you to find inner strength in yourself and others. Imagine having the ability to summon the greatness in people. By understanding the underlying causes of how people become effective and efficient, you are able to apply that knowledge directly into your life.


For many people, a lack of creativity can be directly traced to self-imposed limiting beliefs. Self doubt is the direct enemy of the creative process. At the PSI Basic, learn techniques designed to access your individual creativity and squash defeating internal dialogue.


Good memory is essential for both professional and personal success. You’ll learn powerful techniques for remembering names, dates, facts and figures, and much more.


Through many different exercises, you will learn the patterns of successful human inter-relations and communication. The course specifically examines the use of subconscious non-verbal communication and the varied techniques that can be used when communicating with different personalities.


With a clear understanding of human behavior and the reasons why you do what you do, you will be in a unique position to improve your own results in any area of your life – whether it’s at home, in your career, your health, or your finances.


It’s there in You. Unleash your True Potential.

Here’s a snapshot of the Seminar Fun and their Life Journey. A Kids Party of Batch 249

PSI Philippines Batch 249
The Batch 249 FUN Pictures.

PSI Kids Party


A Tribute to My Mother

A Tribute to My Mother

October 5, 2011

You are the Best, Nanay

Your Kare Kare is the best I ever had.
Your Pansit Malabon is the original and authentic, cook in love
Your Leche Plan is always my favorite
Your Lumpiang Sariwa I truly miss
Your Fried Rice and Chicken we always have at Christmas and New Years Eve

Your loving touch and simple glance to feel me comfortable
Your sweet voice that still whisper in my ears, Musta na anak?
Our fun celebration with your siblings and friends every New Years Day
How I wish you were able to see my daughter named after you.
How I wish to have a picture of you with my family.
But we know you are always in our heart and watching over us.

I love you Nay and I miss you so much!

Day 181/365: Microsoft MPulse Kinect Challenge

Day 181/365: Microsoft MPulse Kinect Challenge

June 30, 2011

What is MPulse?

mPulse is the official Microsoft User Group in the Philippines. Represented by an elite group of CIOs and technical decision-makers from among the largest companies and government organizations in the Philippines with substantial investments in Microsoft technology and solutions, the mPulse mission is to:

1. Provide a venue for members to leverage on and contribute to the collective knowledge and experience of a cross-industry community of Microsoft users

2. Foster relationships among peers and expand members’ networks through activities that promote common personal and professional interests

3. Contribute to nation-building through community programs

Members are entitled to various benefits including:

– Priority invitation to premiere Microsoft events and access to exclusive mPulse events
– Access to special interest groups and networking opportunities
– Access to the mPulse online resources and discussion groups
– Opportunities to participate in various Early Adopter Programs and to raise business and technology issues to directly influence Microsoft products, services and programs

Day 180/365: The Microsoft MPulse Kinect Event

The mPulse K’nection event:

Hosted by yours truly and Ms. Issa Aviles. We had really a great fun and lots of excitement with great inputs from Mr. Philip Ruiz, owner and Managing Consultant of Ruiz OD Consulting. Mr Ruiz emphasized the role of IT Leaders in building a community in synergy and making a healthy environment of productive leaders that shares knowledge with common determination to be successful in supporting nation building.

The Kinect event is truly memorable to each of those who attended. Their moves and dance shadowing was really cool and surprisingly perfect! Check out the photos where the IT Leaders really had fun as they sway to their favorite dance moves. Congratulations Winners!

Mpulse 2011 Hosting Event