The Joy of Surprise for Kids

Kids are simply delighted with discovery and surprises, even of the simplest and smallest kind.  So when I saw the TVC of Kinder Joy, I thought to myself that this new product will really click with children. 

Kinder Joy, a unique chocolate treat, is such product that is bent on providing this simple kind of joy.  The good news is that Kinder Joy is finally arriving in the Philippines to spread delightful surprises. Feel good and experience a huge surprise happening on October 19 and 20, 2013, from 10am to 10pm at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Activity Center. 

Expect fun-filled activities and awesome surprises on top of yet another big reveal—a special guest who will surely charm Filipino kids and their families. Come and explore the amazing world of surprises! Bring your children, nephews or nieces and experience being a child once more.

Praying for Safety

To all those affected by the earthquake in Vis-Min, our prayers are with you.

Experience Wellness at Le Spa

One Saturday afternoon, I was introduced to a most relaxing and nurturing spa rejuvenating experience at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.  I went to Sofitel's Le Spa for an hour of Sérénité, a Filipino Pride Massage, hoping to be relieved of the stresses of work and of life in general.

Bold branding behind the spa reception counter
Relaxing sweet ginger tea

Upon arrival at Le Spa, I was asked to fill out a guest card with my personal and health details as I waited to be assigned my treatment suite.  I was served sweet ginger tea that immediately relaxed me, while bedroom slippers were given for me to wear and they took care of storing my shoes.

Modern vibrant lounge welcomes guests at Le Spa
I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the Le Spa lounge and of the treatment suite, which was a good sized room with two massage beds, two foot spa lounges, a sink and wardrobe.  The music I chose was of the Nature kind, with the sounds of gushing water and chirping birds.

A touch of France
What came next was a glorious hour of deep full body massage done by able trained hands.  With the rhythmic strokes and the calming music, I felt myself slowly slipping into sleep. 

To cap off the massage was a special facial treatment -- I was told it has anti-aging benefits and was asked to refrain from washing my face for the rest of the day. 

Foot bath stations 
Comfy massage bed
At Le Spa, they are now offering facial treatments with Thémaé -- an exclusive range of treatments based on the properties of tea, long considered as one of nature's most effective elixirs. It has the potent powers of four tea extracts, namely: the regenerating white tea, stimulating black tea, soothing red tea and the anti-oxidant green tea.  Why tea?  Tea actively contributes to slowing the skin's signs of aging by neutralizing the free radicals that break down collagen and elastin.

I say, with this magic Le Spa has cast on me, I felt like a million bucks and ready to face the world once again.

For those who want to try Le Spa, call (632) 551-5555 or email for inquiries and reservations on Sofitel's beauty and wellness services. Visit