giveaway alert: certified foodies first anniversary giveaway


I sometimes think I have an eating disorder. Anyone knows what’s the opposite of bulimia?

I have always loved food + right after I gave birth I developed this humongous appetite (which I now blame for my unsightly mid-section :() that I now eat like a construction worker (no offense meant to those hard working men). I simply do not know why, but I really love rice soooo much that I’d consume up to 3 cups sometimes in a single meal! Especially when you pair it with my favorite dishes like sisig, bistek or my all-time favorite, chopsuey, I’d just sit + eat to my heart’s content, the problem + woes about the bulging mid-section thrown out the window.

That is why when I found out about this giveaway, I just knew I had to join.

Join’s First Anniversary Giveaway

Certified Foodies is turning 1 year old + they would like to celebrate + let their readers join in the celebration via Certified Foodies’ First Anniversary Giveway, where you can win cool prizes like gift certificates, food gift packs, cash prizes and even a food trip date with the foodie siblings! For details on how to join, simply click on the giveaway banner above.

Thanks to these generous sponsors who made this giveaway possible (+ did I mention Jared’s blog is one of the sponsors? :)):

Major Sponsors:

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 Secondary Sponsors:

Hot Fun Stuffs / Food and Fashion Blog / Baguio Girl / Mahlzeit / Ruthilicious / jared’s little corner / Stay at Home Blessings / Shy Girls Own / Travel Monologue / Delight My Appetite / Vector Dad / Pinoy Holistic Healthcare / {cherry} everyday / Jefrox News / The Misis Chronicles

 General Sponsors:

The Cookie Jar / Familia Foodie / NomNom Club / Let’s Go Sago / Noob Foodie / Philippine Travel Promos / GEORYL: Welcome to Our World / Techie She / Wentot’s Thoughts / LEVYousa / Living Life to the Fullest! / Food and Happy Things / Impulsive Buyer Goes Organic / YipeeMedia / Filipino Blog / Kizuna / The Life Encounters / My bric-a-brac / The Food Encounters / The Geek Side of blankPixels / A Woman Remembers / Adventuring Foodie / Nash Goes Chenelyn / Deej Speaks / Certified Pinoy Reviewer / Kwento Ni Toto / MAG of My Life / Delectable Ideas / Joy’s Flair / Home Buddies / Mike Mamaril / Fedhz on the Go / Easy on Yz / Yz Little Steps / Samu’t Sari Online Store / Your Filipino Virtual Assistants / Filipino Virtual Assistant / Ken Avenue / Shop Pinay / Day Dreaming Mommy

Giveaway ends on 12 August, so hurry + join now!

Good luck everyone!

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Saturday 9: White Wedding

1. Tell us about the most recent wedding you attended. I have not attended a wedding for ages!
2. Do you enjoy attending weddings, or do they bore you to tears?  I mostly enjoy weddings.

3. Does marriage in general make you feel confident and good inside, or skeptical? More like skeptical, really.

4. Do you have a photo blog? (If so, feel free to share the link with us.)  None at the moment, but who knows?

5. Do you find yourself driving less due to the high gas prices?  I do not know how to drive!

6. What’s the high temperature today where you are?  Am not quite particular about numbers, but it sure is quite hot nowadays from where I come from

7. “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Agree, or no? Strongly agree!

8. What’s the hottest you’ve ever been in your life? When I went to Zambales a couple of years back…

9. Non-temperature related last question: In your opinion… who’s hot? Zachary Levi is hot! 😉

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30 seconds to mars live in manila!

A few more days to go before 30 Seconds To Mars rock the Trinoma Mindanao Avenue Parking space + if you haven’t got your tickets yet, better go + get one now!Lucky me I was able to score tickets at 30% off from a recent online deal at CashCashPinoy.

This American band composed of Jared Leto (vocals, + did I mention we got Jared’s name from him? Jared’s dad so loves this band, you see!), Shannon Leto (on drums + percussions ), + Tomo Mili?evi? (lead guitar + keyboards).  Formed in 1995 + signed up in 1998, 30 Seconds to Mars has released 3 albums to date: 30 Seconds to Mars (2002), A Beautiful Lie (2005) + This is War (2009).

Check out this post about them on Jared’s blog!

I personally love their songs Closer to the Edge + Kings and Queens + will definitely enjoy listening to the rest of their beautiful, hard-rocking music with the Echelons come Friday night. Now, I just hope it won’t rain that day!

I leave you now with a message from band frontman, Jared Leto:

+ this cool photo I stumbled upon in Echelon Philippines‘ Facebook Fanpage:

images + video from

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