Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Watch the hit movie LSS for FREE in iflix on Friday November 29!!

We have some exciting news for everyone! On November 29, the hit movie (and an entry to the recent Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino) LSS will premiere on iflix - so you can watch it anytime and on any device - for FREE. The charming love story stars Khalil Ramos and Gabbi Garcia, set against the musical backdrop of songs by Ben&Ben.

#SundaySeries: Faith in the Lord

Monday, November 25, 2019

A lot of people question the existence of God.  I remember in philosophy class, the professor asked us why we don't question the existence of a god when we don't see that entity.  I think we all answered because we have faith.  It opened a can of worms and the discussion was lengthy - I think we ended it with the phrase 'to see is to know'

I don't see God, but I feel his existence all around me.  I know there is a God but I won't force my beliefs on you.  I respect people's beliefs and I will never put their beliefs down for the sake of uplifting mine.

More often than not, there are people who will mock my faith.  Yes, I feel bothered but I will not defend it because I know that person will never be convinced.  I always just lift it up to God and say 'Kayo na po ang bahala sa kanya'

My faith is young, and I want it to grow.  Slowly but surely.  The journey is enlightening.  I have put my trust and faith in Him.

Lord, thank YOU for all the blessings.  Please forgive me for my sins and please listen to the prayers of your people.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

It's that time of the year again! 

What am I giving away?  

2020 Starbucks Planner!


Okay, so how can you join this giveaway  It's simple really.  But I need you to READ THROUGH and FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS.  Please remember that if you don't follow the directions, your entry will be disqualified.  I really dislike yung mga hindi nagbabasa ng mabuti, basta join lang ng join!  Please make sure to read through what you need to do and the do them ALL.

**Make sure you LIKE my Facebook page kasi may iba diyan na magjojoin tapos hindi naman pala naglike ng page ko.  Toink!

STEP 2: Post the message below on your social media pages and tag three (3) of your friends
@candishhh is having a 2020 Starbucks Planner GIVEAWAY!  #MerryChristmas from #MerryCoffeePH #candishhhX2020starbucksphplanner

STEP 3: Come back to this post and LEAVE the URLs of your shares on the comment section of this post together with YOUR NAME and a VALID EMAIL ADDRESS (please don't ask me to delete your entry when the giveaway is done)

REMINDER 1:  Please do not comment JOINED and post the URLs on the comment section of the FB post.   I will randomly raffle entries ONLY from the comment section of THIS BLOG POST.

REMINDER 2 :  I will ship the 2020 Starbucks Planner to a Metro Manila address.  
Do not tell me 'i-Christmas Gift mo na sa akin yung shipping!' this giveaway is a gift already.


REMINDER 4:  Make sure to do all the above by December 20, 2019 because I will pick the winner on December 21, 2019.  Make sure to open your emails and reply to my email IMMEDIATEKY for your info because I plan to ship the planner out by December 26 latest (so you'll have the planner before the new year)  

You know the drill, so go go go!!

Happy 20th Super Catch Inc! Thank you for Seaking products!!

I attended the 20th Anniversary of Superb Catch Inc, the company behind the Seaking brand.  I must say that when I entered the venue - the feel and vibe of the place was so positive and happy.  Of course, it was a joyous occasion but I felt the sincerity of the celebration.  Celebrating 20 years is a huge achievement.

It was there that we were introduced to the Big 4 - the Uy siblings.  These for siblings had a dream and that dream came into a reality because of hardwork and determination.

Uy siblings from left to right: Jennifer Uy Ampon (President), Shirley Ng Cha (Corporate Secretary), Nancy Uy Alipio (Corporate Treasurer), and Jeffrey Uy (Chief Operating Officer)

It was an emotional celebration - the eldest amongst them Jennifer shed a few tears while introducing their company to us.  To be honest, I don't know her personally - but I felt the sincerity in her words, I too got teary eyed too because I felt the pride and at the same time humility with her words.  She was really so proud of what they have been doing and proud of where there are now.  Their story is truly inspiring, the video they showed us showcased them as to who they really are.  They started from humble beginnings, they poured in their heart, blood, sweat and tears into the business - and look where they are now - 20 years later.  I am not related but I really felt so proud of them - you can see it in their expressions.  They were sincerely happy and I am grateful to be part of their celebration.  I made sure to share each of their hands and gave them my congratulations.  They're so down to earth - and I think that is why they're so successful to.

During the celebration - we were served with their newest seafood line, the Keta Salmon Line:

Again, a huge CONGRATULATIONS and KIONG HEE to Superb Catch Inc.!  Your story is truly INSPIRING!  Thank you for bringing Seaking to our homes and dining table.  I am very grateful for your dream because you shared something healthy, sanitized and delicious bangus and keta salmon to serve our loved ones.  Having good quality seafood is within reach - because of your dream.  THANK YOU, UY siblings!

Seaking Marks 20th Anniversary with Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon Line

Superb Catch Inc., the company behind trusted seafood brand Seaking celebrated its 20th anniversary at Makati Shangri-la Hotel last Nov. 8, 2019.

The brand was started by the Uy siblings two decades ago. Jennifer, Jeffrey, Nancy, and Shirley sold bangus (milkfish) from their father's fishpond. They would debone the fish at home and haul them to supermarkets on their own. Armed with only a small-startup capital, the Seaking brand was literally built by their own hands. Through their hard work, resilience, and determination, Seaking has become an industry leader and a household name. 

In order to ensure the highest product standards, Seaking has continuously adhered to the following principles:
  1.  1. Fresh frozen seafood
  2.  2. Strict production process
  3.  3. International food standard approved operation

Fish is carefully selected, deboned, marinated/smoked, packed/labeled, and vacuum sealed. They follow a first in, first out policy so the fish is always fresh. 

What started as a frozen milkfish business has developed into a full blown seafood line which includes Cream Dory, Squid, Bottled Bangus, and their newest offering -- their Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon line.

Seaking brings us the best and healthiest type of salmon all the way from Alaska. Farmed salmon are grown in crowded fish pens and sea cages. They are fed pellets made with chemicals and are considered genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Wild salmon are born in rivers and spend their adult lives in the ocean. They feed on fresh shrimp, crab, and krill. Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon is one of  the best sources of seafood protein and naturally occuring Omega 3. Omega 3 can help improve heart health, enhance the immune system, and even reduce the risk of diabetes. Seaking offers four (4) cuts of Wild Alaskan Keta Salmon: Chunks, Belly, Steak, and Slab. Seaking is the first wild salmon retailer in the Philippines.
Seaking products can be found in more than 1,500 supermarkets, restaurants, and hotel chains in the Philippines. Their products are also exported to countries like Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and USA among others. From a home-based operation back in 1999, Seaking has grown to encompass a 20,000sqm processing plant which will be fully operational in January 2020.

“As the great Walt Disney said, all our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. We intend to continue delivering quality products and through our passion we have not only captured the hearts of the Filipinos but their trust and confidence in the Seaking brand,” Jennifer Uy Ampon shares.

#SundaySeries: Focus on God

Monday, November 18, 2019

I was quite lucky to have heard Mass where Bishop Ongtioco was officiating.  I was very much surprised and felt really lucky to have been there.  I have started this #SundaySeries because I wanted to share my thoughts on that I learned about my faith every time I hear Sunday Mass.

Bishop Ongtioco emphasized on being God centered.  That in life, we should just focus on God.  God will not care if we donated millions or donated a few pesos.  As long as we give it from the heart.  It's not extravagance or bring boastful of what we have done for the Lord or for his Church - but silently in our hearts - we offer everything to God and He sees it more.

Let's not waver in our faith and focus on the Lord.

Lord, please strengthen my faith.

Atopic Dermatitis - It's more common than you think!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Well, when I posted on my Instragram account, Connor's severe #AtopicDermatitis - the response was overwhelming.  I think that particular IG post garnered the MOST private messages I received EVER.  I had friend and strangers offer advice, refer doctors, moral support and etc.  It was so overwhelming that I felt I needed to make a blogpost on it.

Atopic Dermatitis is more common than you think.  There are so many people who have this and understood what my son is/was going through at that time.  They sympathized with him with the scratching, the rashes, the bloodied wounds and the trying to get better.

One thing I learned in all of this is - THERE ARE WONDERFUL FRIENDS AND STRANGERS who are willing to support you and help you.  I AM THANKFUL TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU WHO SENT ME A MESSAGE.  Thank you for making me feel 'human' in all of this.  I mostly get blamed when elders see the rashes on Connor's skin and it's quite hard to explain because they have already pre-judged me already (in my capacity to take care of my kid's skin condition)  People, myself included remind Connor to STOP scratching to no avail.  One friend told me 'it's really really itchy, you can't control it'

Our pedia derma Dra. Rowena Romero-Francisco has told us that we will never know what it feels like unless we have that condition.  One thing is for sure - we can try to MANAGE it with the help of medicine.  I am not anti steroid, I am all for it (because it was created of a reason) - but I am against self medication when it comes to steroids.  I only apply when the doctor tells me to.  I do not want the skin to be used to the steroid because one day, I know it'll stop working - and I don't want that to happen.

It's really frustrating dealing with Atopic Dermatitis.  It comes and goes.  There are times when the rashes and itching can be managed with just lotions and creams.  But this time, I think the cooler weather aggravated the skin condition.  I must say, this it the MOST severe Connor's had on is inner elbow.

DISCLAIMER - the image you'll see next is quite - sensitive, please do not judge!  I am posting the picture because I want to share with you what our reality is with #AtopicDermatiis:

Yes, it's that severe.  This is the first time I am posting it ever here or on social media.  What I posted before was the other arm which was less scary looking.

The good news is that after seeing our pedia derma and following her prescription to a T, it doesn't look that bad anymore.  Well, it's still bad but it looks so much better.

This is what 7 days of putting steroid cream twice a day does.  It really helps.  Connor is less irritated and is less conscious of how it looks.

So what did I learn from this?
1)  Keep a tube of Cutivate always - it's the MILDEST steroid cream that can help manage the rashes
2)  Apply Cutivate as soon as you see red rashes forming, do not wait anymore for it to go bad.
3)  Do breathing exercises and count 1 to 30 (and repeat as needed) when people judge you immediately for what they see
4)  Be grateful that you are not experiencing this because it's really really hard to control

ATOPIC DERMATITIS IS REAL - it's hard and people with Atopic Dermatitis NEED UNDERSTANDING of what they are going through.

Thank you to friends, family and strangers who have sent their well wishes and have followed up on Connor's condition.  I am grateful for you guys.  THANK YOU!!

PayMaya's 11.11 PROMO!!

Monday, November 11, 2019

Today is the most awaited day in shopping this month.

Today is 11.11!!

And as a reminder, don't pay cash, PAYMAYA!!

Basta shopping this 11-11, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!  
Kick off the holiday shopping season with PayMaya and score amazing deals this 11-11!  

Now is the best time to have a PayMaya account because you can enjoy up to P5,000 in discounts and cashback deals as the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various 11-11 online and in-store sale events happening nationwide.  

Whether you prefer to shop and stay at home or troop to the nearest malls to do all your shopping, PayMaya is your trusted payment buddy for a more convenient and rewarding shopping experience this holiday season.  

With PayMaya, you can easily score up to 100% cashback (maximum of P500) when you use your PayMaya card or PayMaya QR for shopping this 11-11. Just make sure to spend at least P100 to get your cashback.   

The more you shop, the more you earn because you get an additional P250 cashback when you spend an accumulated total of P5,000* with your PayMaya card, and another P250 cashback on top of that when you spend the same amount with PayMaya QR!   

And if that’s not enough, you can also enjoy more discounts when you start your gift-shopping at Lazada by simply redeeming the PayMaya voucher in the Lazada app. Get 25% off (maximum P300) on your purchase of at least P1,000–so make sure to add items to your cart early to snag the best deals!  

If you’re planning to check out other gift ideas, you can also get a 10% discount on using the promo code PAYMAYAMONDAY10 when you shop all Mondays of November and December. You can avail of this promo when you spend at least P1,000, and get up to P2,000 off of your purchase. How’s that sound for great holiday deals?  

Giving gifts to your loved ones is great but there’s no better feeling than treating yourself with a shopping spree. Start picking out your outfits perfect for Christmas parties and reunions on Zalora and take advantage of a 25% discount of up to P2,000 on your purchase! Just use the promo code PYMYONLINEFEVER when you shop for your holiday wear with a minimum purchase of P1,500.  

With all these discounts, on top of cashbacks and promo deals, it’s safe to say that paying for all your 11-11 shopping with cash won’t get you as far as PayMaya will. If you don’t have your own PayMaya account yet, now is the best time to have one so you can enjoy amazing convenience and rewarding perks for your holiday purchases.   

Just download the PayMaya app for Android or iOS, register an account, and find out what it’s like to shop with the fastest, safest, most rewarding and hassle-free way to pay. Be sure to use the code PAYMAYALOVE when you register for an account to instantly earn P100 until November 15. Remember, this holiday season don’t pay cash, PayMaya!  
To find out more about how you can make the most of great deals, promos, and offers with your PayMaya account, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.    

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#SundaySeries: May oras din tayo..

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sunday Mass was presided by Fr. Bel San Luis.
I honestly did not know who he was until he uttered his name.  I remember reading his column on Manila Bulletin.

Anyway, the Gospel reminds us that when we die - we're all on equal footing.  No one is better and no one is less.  We are our own person when we die and that is what is intended.

My take away was that we should love each other more, hug each other more, appreciate one another more because we don't know when our time will come.  As they say, nothing is certain like death and taxes.

Happy 3rd Year Anniversay Paradise Dynasty!!

Friday, November 08, 2019

Was it just three years ago?  Yes, but it seems longer to me!  It was truly love at first taste.  I can't believe that its been three years since my love affair with Paradise Dynasty started!  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

I can still remember it as if it were yesterday, I first tried Paradise Dynasty with (mom) blogger friends and we had a wonderful time chatting.  It was like a catch up of sorts with a wonderful spread of dishes from Paradise Dynasty.  It was such a memorable dining experience.  I was the best first impression of a restaurant really.  The quality of food and the service, impeccable!

One thing I really liked about this S Maison branch (incidentally, their first branch in the PH!) is the stunning view of Manila Bay:

And of course, the world famous XIAO LONG BAO!!

“Feast on International Flavored Xiao Long Bao and Chef’s Chinese Specialties” 

With its long and deep history, Chinese cuisine is truly an integral part of the Chinese culture. Unbeknownst to many, it is not just one distinct cuisine, but comprised of different regional styles of cooking. In Paradise Dynasty, diners will get a glimpse of the Imperial culture through its featured specialty dishes from the northern and southern parts of China.

A casual dining concept that originated from Singapore, it was first brought to the Philippines by the Paradise Group on November 9, 2016, and currently has three locations around the metro, apart from its regional branches in Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan.

The inspiration behind putting a local outpost came from the travels of bon vivant and CEO of the Paradise Group, Mr. Eldwin Chua, who took his palate to a gastronomic adventure across this East Asian country.

More than Dim Sum and Dumplings

Paradise Dynasty has practically become synonymous with xiao long bao or soup dumpling, as one of its famous innovations is the world’s first eight international flavored xiao long bao: signature original, ginseng, crab roe, foie gras, black truffle, cheese, garlic, and Szechuan. 

Each piece in this basket of eight treasures has its distinct color, which is extracted from natural ingredients. Traditionally, xiao long bao is dipped in a mixture of soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sliced ginger, but this particular version does not require anything more. Each is infused with its individual essence and all its takes is a small nip at the dumpling wrapper to release the flavorful juices before savoring the rest.

Chef’s Creations in the Spotlight

Please your palate with these chef’s creations that would steal the spotlight in any dining occasion. Savor seafood specialties such as the Grouper with Pine Nuts and Fruitswhere the perfectly deep-fried fish is doused in sweet and sour sauce that is punctuated with crunchy pine nuts and chewy bits of fruit. Another notable bounty from the sea is the Grilled Grouper with Tofu in Ma Po Tofu Style, which features flaky white fish plated with pan-fried tofu cubes that have a hint of peppery spice.

Yet another mouthwatering choice is the Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly where the fork-tender chunks of pork are swathed in thick caramelized sauce and simply plated with carefully arranged bok choy on the side. Though a must-not miss comforting staple is the Deep-fried Duck with Steamed Bun, which the staff can happily assemble into individual buns of fried duck strips with fresh strips of greens and an adequate serving of hoisin sauce. All of which are definite crowd pleasers that would keep diners coming back for more.  Available at The Podium Branch.

Paradise Group Holdings Pte Ltd

Paradise Group Holdings Pte Ltd is a Singapore-based restaurant group that was incorporated in 2008 by two directors, Mr. Eldwin Chua who is the Chief Executive Officer and his brother, Mr. Edlan Chua, the Chief Operating Officer. Since its first Seafood Paradise outlet in 2002, Paradise Group has built a food and beverage empire of 12 brands in Singapore and Asia. To date, the brands include Taste Paradise, Paradise Teochew Restaurant, Seafood Paradise, Canton Paradise, Beauty in the Pot, Paradise Dynasty, ParaThai, Paradise Inn, LeNu, LeTen, Hao Chii and One Paradise, a non-halal catering concept by Paradise Group. The group currently runs over 30 restaurants in Singapore and over 20 restaurants overseas in Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai, Philippines, Australia and London. For more info, visit

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at The Podium
2/L, The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Seating Capacity: 135 
VIP Room A: 16 | VIP Room B: 14 
Tel: 8 682 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at SM Aura
2/L, SM Aura
26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Seating Capacity: 116
VIP Room A: 10 | VIP Room B: 10
Tel: 8 478 3333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm

Store Location / Tel Paradise Dynasty at S Maison
2/L, S Maison at the Conrad,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Seating Capacity: 120 
VIP Room: 12
Tel: 8 828 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 11:00am to 11:00pm

IFLIX: Now available - Tagalized K-Drama!!

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Whenever I watch K-Dramas, I need to be in the zone.  I need to be ready to watch AND to read the subtitles.  There has been so many instances that I wanted to watch, BUT my eyes are too tired to read - I just want to watch the drama unfold without really reading and just watching.  

There was a time that in order for me to sleep, I need to turn on the TV and hear dialogues (from a movie or a TV series)  I used to do that when I was still single.  But since I got married, my Panget banned that because 'sayang kuryente' because the TV is left open until I wake and close it (what if di ako magising, diba?)  So now, what I do is - I play the videos on my phone and wear one earphone to bed, so I can still listen to the what I am watching while I close my eyes.

Right now, I am watching Sky Castle.  But I am unable to just listen because the show is in Korean.  There have been so many instances that I wanted to just listen - but how?  I don't understand Korean.  I'm so glad that there are K-Dramas available on IFLIX that is dubbed in TAGALOG!!  Woohoo!!


Imagine this – you just got home from work and are in the mood for an evening of relaxing with a Korean movie or two with your favorite snacks by your side. Except that you don’t really feel like reading thru subtitles just to find out what’s happening. iflix to the rescue, serving up some of the biggest hit Korean dramas - dubbed in Filipino! And you can watch it all on iflixFREE.

Now all you need to do is to sit back, relax and enjoy the movie.

How do you protect the woman you love from two different points across 30 years? A high school teacher in 1983 and a detective in 2015 join forces through their dreams to change the perilous fate of one who owns their heart. Lim Soo-jung, Jo Jung-suk and Lee Jin-wook star in this time-travelling action-drama directed by Kwak Jae-young.



Director Park Hyeon-jin weaves a charming tale about three would-be couples finding love in the age of Facebook. A Korean superstar tries to track down his former TV producer with whom he may have a child, while a spinster flight attendant makes friends with her tenant, a broken-hearted chef. Add to that a naïve musical composer who harbors a secret admiration for a scatter-brained producer. Who will be so lucky and find love?

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 Moo-Hyuk (Cho Jung-Seok) is a journalist who is about to lose his job. He is also in the middle of a divorce. He receives a note from a serial killer and lands a major scoop. However, Moo-Hyuk soon learns that the memo is a phrase from the Chinese novel Liang Chen Murder Record and his scoop is false news. Meanwhile, the newsroom, still unaware of his error, awaits for Moo-Hyuk's article and the police are pressing for more information. To make things worse, a key witness suddenly appears, and a case is built around the information from Moo-Hyuk's report.

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Kim Woo-Bin, Lee Jun-Ho and Kang Ha-Neul star int this dramedy about three friends as they all turn 20. Chiho, Dongwoo, and Gyungjae must now decide what to do with the rest of their life. Lee Byeon-heon directs the three young stars in this feel-good film.

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EXO, one of Korea’s biggest boy bands, star in this fun, romantic film about first love. Yeon-hee is a shy and bashful introvert, who gets the shock of her life when when boyband EXO moves in next door. With Chanyeol trying to win her attention and D.O. quickly developing feelings for her, Yeon-hee’s dream of a secret romance with Asia’s heartthrobs just might come true.

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In this moving family drama, Hae-Gwan (Lee Sung-Min) searches for his daughter Yoo-Joo (Chae Soo-Bin), whom he was told died in the Daegu subway station fire. Hae-Gwan refuses to believe she is dead, and is determined to find her. One day, he gets word that Yoo-Joo was seen on a faraway island. He decides to hang around there for any sign of her, to no avail. One night, while on the beach, Hae-Gwan finds a robot washed up on the shore. He discovers that this robot saves every conversation made on a phone. Naming the robot Sori ("Voice"), Hae-Gwan believes together they can find Yoo-Jo.


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