Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas with Suchero

Last December 13th, I attended a Christmas Party organized by my blogger friend Blas for Suchero. I've been hearing what Suchero is and I know it has something to do with sugar substitute and I was right. What I thought will be a simple gathering of bloggers became an intimate Christmas Party filled with fun and surprises.

I arrived at Red Crab in McKinley Hill a bit late but the program has not started yet so I got the chance to catch up with my runner/blogger friends. It's been a while since I last saw them since I have been inactive in attending events recently. I enjoyed the moment with them and after a few minutes I'm already updated on the latest happenings in the running community. I also got a chance to read up on what Suchero is and what this product can offer, especially to a diabetic like me.

Optimo 3+3 Coffe Mis with Suchero

Before the event started, Blas called me to do a photoshoot with a food. I was even wondering why me? So without questioning I just followed him to the other side of the restaurant and I was surprised on what I saw on the table. A cheesecake!

From the looks of it I can say that it's delicious. When I got seated the first thing I did is to smell it, and it smells like coffee. Then the Chef told me that it was Kapeng Barako Cheesecake. Okay that's cool, but I'm not really a fan of sweet desserts, especially during the night. Then she told me an interesting information that this one is sweetened with Suchero. Now we're talking!

After the shots were taken I got the privilege to get the first bite of this sweet thing and when I got to taste it, it never failed me. The cheesecake was so full of flavor and the Kapeng Barako taste is not overpowering. The sweetness is just right and it did not felt harsh on my tastebuds (I am sensitive to sweet taste).

Open wide! :P

Then right after the program officially started. I was looking at the menu of what they will serve to us for that night. I was told everything that will be served is with Suchero so this day is an exemption and I'll eat whatever is placed on my table. That's great but when I found out that Suchero is actually a type of Coco Sugar, I had my doubts about it. Coco Sugar usually has this bland taste that's why I don't like using it. It makes food or drinks taste significantly oily.

When the food was served one by one while they explain how Suchero was used in that particular dish, I am excited to try it. Surprisingly, each and every food served to us did not taste anything near of what I expect it to be. Everything in the menu taste great. This is gonna be a good sugar choice to use on food! We also got a chance to talk to the owner of Suchero and Optimo - the Coffee Mix with Suchero and we got a chance to ask questions and get more information about the products.

The sauce is sweetened by Suchero, and it taste great!

Glazed with Suchero, and it was really delicious! ^_^

After the great dinner, Blas provided a great program for us and we enjoyed playing "Pinoy Henyo" and got different prizes. No one went home empty handed.

Great food, great crowd, great event!

Thanks Suchero, Ultimo, Red Crab and most especially to Blas for organizing such a great Christmas Party!

The delectable Barako Cheesecake dessert and all the food photos posted in this blod entry will be served by Red Crab come 2013 so you can order it from their menu of many other healthy food sweetened by Suchero, a natural sugar alternative!

Suchero on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sucheronaturalsweetener
Red Crab on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Red-Crab-Alimango-House/131442113532781?ref=ts&fref=ts

Photos courtesy of Jeffrey Avellanosa.

Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^

Monday, December 17, 2012

Rescue Run 2012

Typhoon Pablo, what was believed to be the most severe typhoon in the Philippines over the past twenty years made its landfall in Baganga of Davao Oriental last December 4, 2012. This typhoon brought strong winds and floods that heavily affects Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces in Mindanao, killing thousand of people and leaving thousand of survivors homeless and in distress.

We have been a witness of what this typhoon has brought to our fellowmen in Mindanao because of the heavy media exposure it got. The Government and other Non-Government Organizations, Foundations and Charities are already working their way to send help to those who were affected by this tragedy but still, there are reports that relief goods are not sufficient.

Some of the casualties of Typhoon Pablo tragedy. (Photo from abs-cbn.com)

While watching television, it broke my heart to see the miserable situation of the patients in one of the hospitals in Compostela Valley. People are dying of simple diarrhea and from infections caused by untreated wounds. When the relief goods truck came in people came in a hurry to get their share of the food that led to a stampede. I was really a terrifying sight to see.

There are lots of ways to send in help to them but as a runner, we can also do our share. I am so happy that Greentennial Run took the initiative of organizing a race for a cause so we can also extend what we can to reach out to our fellows who need it the most.

December 23, 2012 - Sunday - 5:00AM
Bonifacio Global City

Registration sites: 

Registration opens on DECEMBER 14 to 22 at the following sites:

Trinoma - 916-6495
Galleria - 470-4549
Eastwood - 584-6174
Bonifacio High Street - 856-1432
MOA - 915-1946
ATC - 846-6687
Second Wind:
Teacher's Village - 238-4005
Ortigas Home Depot - 914-0283
Greenhils G-Strip - 945-7856
A Runner's Circle:
Roxas Blvd., Manila - 564-4786

Minumum donation of 200 pesos will give you a Race Bib. You can chose from 5K or 10K distance. Also, there will be a Zumba warm up before the run!


*10K will do 2 loops


No cash prize to be given to podium finishers since all that will be collected on the event will be donated to the cause. Though there will be medals for the first 24 finishers!

Also, there will be special recognition for the following: 
-running macho papa (papable na runner)
-running crush ng bayan (sexy/cute na runner)
-running diva (runner na becky)
-running blogger
-run blog
-run event host (in different running events)
-running team -running duo (always seen together in tun events)
-running couple (married couples or runners in a relationship)

The Filipino Running Community is once again united for our fellow Filipinos in Mindanao who are victims of flash floods and landslides brought about by super typhoon Pablo.

Please visit the events page here for more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/394082274002137/ 
Email: greentennial@yahoo.com

Filipino Running Community's Bayanihan Spirit is alive! RESCUE RUN : COUNT ME IN!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Diet Tips This Holiday Season

Since I signed up to do a relay at the upcoming Ironman Cebu in August 2013, the more I dedicate myself to my training and diet regimen. So far after I started the "Saba" (Banana Plantain Diet) and now the "Kamote" (Sweet Potato) Diet with proper nutrition, attitude and exercise, I saw significant results with how I look, feel and perform. Though I'm still in the process of taking in it's full effect, I can say that it's very effective. I'll try to write more about my diet as soon as great statistical results are seen.

Delicious, but adds up to you! (Photo from http://www.uci.edu)

Now it's already December, the time of the year for plenty of parties, family gatherings and celebrations. There are lots of these things going on and I know how hard it is to stay away from them. I have no plans on missing significant celebrations and lose out on precious moments with my family and friends just because I stay away from the food and the fear that my months of strict diet and training will just go to waste.

I am one of those with the curse of eating and gaining weight fast so if I don't watch it, I'll end up tipping the scales to 220lbs. again as I did when I was 14 years old. I never want that to happen ever again...

So, after reading out some articles and seeking out advises from friends whom I call Diet and Strength Guru's, I came up with an idea on how I can enjoy the celebrations without adding the weight that I worked hard in losing.

1. Load up on the good stuff before going to a party - A bowl of oatmeal, a medium sized sweet potato or banana plantain can hold on to your hunger and will prevent you to overeat during parties. You won't be eating more of the unhealthy stuff since you've already fill yourself with the good ones.

Saba and Kamote can fill you up so you won't load up on the unhealthy ones.

2. Drink a lot of water - Might sound overrated but true. Drinking plenty of water will give your stomach the feeling of fullness and will limit you from overeating. Some people doesn't find this effective but some does.

At least 2 glasses before you dig in to the buffet table can lessen your food intake. (Photo from healthyfresh.org)

3. Chose the healthier options or the lesser evil - Let's face it. Party food are most of the time unhealthy. It's salty, too sweet, oily and is high on carbs. If you're going to eat, chose the healthier stuffs. For example, instead of eating that delicious Leche Flan, you can settle for Gelatin as a dessert. For the lesser evil choices, if there is Lechon on the dinner Table, try to chose the meat over the fat, or go for roast chicken instead.

I chose this dessert over the Gourmet Ice Cream!

4. Satisfy your cravings and get a little of everything - I love buffets, who doesn't? And everytime I eat in buffets I wanna eat everything up to the extent that I miss out on some because I stuff myself too much with the first dish I took so after a while, when I feel there is space again, I'll load up. So the result is weight gain. I don't want that to happen anymore. A friend told me that food cravings are mostly satisfied with just a small amount of intake so getting a little portion of everything will give you the feeling that you ate everything in there, without feeling all bloated and full of regrets.

Also, stop eating at wee hours of the night and just enjoy partying, especially when you feel that the party will end soon or you need to go home in a few hours so you won't sleep with a full stomach. Sleeping on it will give the tummy a hard time digesting, and will turn them to fats which will go the parts of your body you would not want them to be.

My sample platter at a buffet. I took in most greens and a little of everything else!

5. Limit the alcohol intake, especially beers - I know it's looks like you're gonna be a party pooper but hey! I didn't say you're not allowed to drink. Parties always have that alcoholic beverage and you can never resist them (unless you do not drink alcohol). So, a glass of red wine is the best option. Vodka and other drinks is also cool as long as you take one or two shots only. One trick I learned from my Mom to get through this is to take small sips in your drink occasionally so it will last all night. I tried this once and it actually works! My two shots of Tequila Rose lasted from 10pm to 5am the next day.

Beers are brewed from malt, and malt is carbohydrates, and carbohydrates hurt the blood sugar levels so I suggest diabetics like me stay away from these stuff, even if it's the light ones. Also, beers are packed with calories and it causes "Beer Belly" (You know what I mean).

As diabetics, we should also watch our alcohol intake because of its adverse effects on our blood sugar levels. Alcohol lowers us down and may cause sudden hypoglycemia attacks if taken in large amounts.

Beers are good when consumed in small amounts. (Photo by sanmiguelbeer.com.ph)

6. Socialize more and have fun! - Parties are meant for socializing and having fun, food is just an addition. I am internalizing this mantra so that I will have more fond memories of interacting with peers rather than regrets in food that turned into an additional flab on my arms, thighs and tummy.

I do not want to get into that "Off Season" thing because I'll lose my progress and come back weaker than ever and feels like I'm starting out again, so I will still do my workouts and trainings on days that I plotted I will do.

I know its gonna be very hard but if we put ourselves in it, it can be done. I believe in this!

I hope you find things here useful as I did. As for me, I'm gonna take the challenge of no weight gain this holiday season and I hope you do too, ofcourse its while we enjoy the bonding moment with our friends and loved ones. Goodluck to all of us, and cheers for the season!

Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^

Saturday, December 1, 2012

World Diabetes Day Philippines 2012

Last November 17, 2012 brought a milestone to diabetes awareness in the Philippines as Philippine Diabetic Athletes Inc. launched the first ever World Diabetes Day Philippines 2012 Commemoration at Glorietta 5 Activity Center in Ayala, Makati City.

When we were starting out as a team, Sir Poch already told us his visions on how we can go towards our main goal, to spread diabetes awareness and to help people who need information and support about diabetes, especially those who are inflicted with the condition like ourselves. This event is one of his big plans and I am so happy that it finally came to realize.

We started the campaign through social media like Facebook and Twitter. Also, with the help of our media partners, the event was further exposed and reached many people. We received a lot of inquiries which gave us the hint that many people, diabetics or non diabetics alike are very much interested in the event.

Then big day came. I brought my Mom and my kid with me since it's a Saturday and I want my Mom to hear the talks as well. I also brought my neighbor with an 8 year old son diagnosed with diabetes at age 1 year 18 months so they could benefit from the event as well.

Opening remarks led by Mr. Poch Bermudez (Photo by: Ian Caleb)

It started with us, Team Triabetics on our opening remarks. We got the chance to share some things about ourselves, how we started out individually and about the group as a whole. After that, the event officially started.

Dra. Teresa Macato doing her talk about Exercise for Diabetics.

We welcome members and Sponsors as well, and see the cute kid there? LOL! :P

My Friend and Fellow blogger & diabetic, Kai asking questions in the open forum.

Dr. Harvey De Baron discussing about diet. This one really is very interesting I learned a lot!

Besides the talks and the chance to get your questions answered by the expert resource persons, one thing that I liked about this event are the sponsors booths. These companies that manufactures different products from running gears to supplements believed in us and supported our advocacy. They even put big prizes for us to raffle off to the attendees of the event.

Abbott Diabetes Care, the makers of MediSense Optium and Omega supported our event by giving out Free Blood Glucose test to all event participants.

Ampalaya Plus Booth promoted their famous recipe book to the participants.

Asics booth showing off their nice kicks!

But ofcourse, the Multisport Philippines Magazine Booth is all in for us!

After the event, big prizes were raffled off to the participants courtesy of our generous sponsors. Everyone had a grand time at the event because each had the chance to get their questions answered and learn more about the condition and how to better manage it.

One thing I was so happy about is that Sir Poch announced that this commemoration will also happen in different key cities in the country so those people living in Visayas and Mindanao, watch out for us next year!

My tip on how to beat diabetes! :P

I would like to thank Go Nattural Corporation, makers of Ampalaya Plus and Ampalaya Plus Junior, Abbott  Diabetes Care, Asics Philippines and Multisport Philippines Magazine for the support given to us for this event, the speakers Dra. Teresa Macato, Dr. Harvey De Baron, Ms. Kaye Lopez, Dr. Gar Eufemio, Dr. Glenn Ramos and Dr. Gemiliano Aligui for selflessly sharing their expertise and knowledge to equip us with information about the condition, the staff of Hinge Inquirer Publications for the event preparations and manpower and most especially, to the participants who made the event a successful one.

Team Triabetics are in support for the cause!

Congratulations to Philippine Diabetic Athletes Inc. (Team Triabetics) for a successful kickstart of the World Diabetes Day Philippines 2012 Commemoration here in the Philippines! I hope that this will start the spark of diabetes awareness and information in our country!

Please like us on Facebook: Team Triabetics
Follow us on Twitter: @Triabetics

Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^

Monday, November 19, 2012

A Visit To Amherst Laboratories

Ever wonder how your medicines and vitamins are made? Sometimes, when I buy a product and look at its packaging I wonder that to myself: the process of making it, how they mix the ingredients, how they form it in its shape, how they pack each one and how much time the whole process takes. I am a natural born curious cat and its innate in me to find out things that stimulates my curiosity, but ofcourse not everything is found over the net. So when I was given a chance to visit Unilab's Plant in Laguna, I immediately grabbed the chance.

With the Mommy Bloggers!

Amherst Laboratories, subsidiary of United Laboraties, Inc. is situated somewhere in Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna. It's 2.4 hectares Pharmaceutical Plant boast it's state of the art, advanced technology manufacturing facilities designed to produce a variety of ethical or prescription drugs most common in the market in solid, semi-solid and liquid dosage forms.

All those in the shelves are Unilab Medicines and Vitamins. Cool huh!

Just more than an hour trip to and we've reached the place. It was definitely huge. Before we proceed with the plant tour we had our orientation first.

After that, the tour begins! To start off, we were told that the Laboratory is a highly sensitive facility with regards to sanitation. After crossing the beam, they are making sure that no bare footwear will step on their flooring. They provided shoe covers for us to wear before we go to the other side of the room. There were also lab gowns in different sizes that we should wear before entering the facilities.

They take sanitation seriously that's why I am serious. LOL! :P

When we got in, the sanitation measure continuous. We need to soap up our hands and dry it on a special blower machine to make sure we won't contaminate the place. When we're done and hands are all clean, the tour began!

Washing hands!

Look Mom! It's queaky clean!

We went to various places where medicines are made from solid to liquid forms, from big machines that process the ingredients, to packaging, everything is very meticulously done. They are very strict with product testings and handling to make sure of its efficacy and purity.

Manager of different departments joined us and explained the process of how they make the medicines we use in a simple way that we can understand. They were also very accommodating if we have questions or clarifications on the information that they share with us.

Medicines are checked individually for consistency.

Everything is well monitored, even the temperature to secure potency of the drugs.

Even the packaging takes careful handling to ensure everything is perfect.

After the tour, we had a chance to get together over a scrumptious lunch at Crisostomo's and a relaxing massage over at Indulgence Spa at Nuvali, Laguna.

Had a one hour relaxing massage. Great!

My curiosity on how medicines are made finally came to an end. After seeing the process and how meticulous and sanitized it was made, not to mention the assurance of efficacy for each and every one, I am more confident about the Unilab products I use at home. From facial care products to lotions to topical and oral medications, I am sure that what we use is clean and effective. Moreover, it's affordable and easy on the budget!

I would like to thank Ms. Rochelle Leonor Del Callar for the wonderful opportunity to visit Amherst Plant in Laguna and be in the company of great Mommy Bloggers as well. Most especially to Unilab for making quality, effective and affordable medicines and vitamins for every Filipino families!

Now, I'm thinking of pursuing a career in Medicine because I love how the laboratory gown feels and looks on me. LOL! :P

Next time you buy products from the Pharmacy, ask for a Unilab product and I'm sure you won't regret buying, kasi "UNILAB YAN!"

Good Vibes Everyone and Sweet Running!

Friday, November 2, 2012

My Run United Philippine Marathon 2012 Experience

Being a part of the firsts is very memorable and indeed, it has been proven once again as we became a part of the first ever Run United Philippine Marathon.

I did a very minimal preparation for this race. I am just too busy with work and some obligations that I need to comply. I never missed a swim training though, and I have been improving. Well, I think I am.

I am not surprised that the 21K slots were filled up so fast and I'm glad I'm one of those who got it before the last batch, or else I'll be forced to do 42K, which I am surely not ready yet for. Also, Ethan is very excited as well since this will be his revenge from not being able to run at Run United 3 because of the heavy rains.

The last day before the race, I was not even feeling that it's coming. I don't know. Maybe I'm just so pre occupied. I just felt the chills at the night when I realized I failed to buy power gels. I scouted for some on my things and found samplers. I know this is not the right thing to do but I'll still bring them just in case they might come in handy.

I still managed to get a good six hour sleep, which is just enough for me to get my body ready. I just ate a cup of yogurt before I prepped up and I'm off.

When I got to BGC, the 42K gun was already fired. While walking to the venue, I saw the Kenyans all powered up, running like a horse in the lead pack. They are indeed so strong and they show no sign of slowing down or even tiring themselves out.

When we got to the starting line, me and Che-Anne talked out what time is our target. I told her I'm happy just to make it before three hours. But when we started to run, I felt a certain strength rushing in me. Surprisingly, I am having an easy time starting out, which is very rare. After the 5th Kilometer I told her we can make it to 2:50, and we just went on the race.

After a few minutes, Tessa came rushing in. She was again late from the gunstart and was rushing to catch us, and she never fails to do so. Since then it was the three of us, and our pack became stronger.

The only photo I got taken from the route (Photo courtesy of Pinoyfitness.com)

We reached our first hour while we are at the 8th Kilometer. This is fast than my usual so we tried our best to maintain it that way. The weather was so forgiving to me that no single droplet of rain came in, and it was not too hot as well. The new power gel also was very kind that it did not gave me an upset stomach. I did not grab any banana this time. I don't wanna stuff myself too much. I don't want to get heavy as it might drag me to slow down. The only place we stop is at the hydration stations. I will never take hydration for granted ever!

Second hour, we are at 15th Kilometer. Usually this is the time I feel so tired but I was not. I am still so strong and running. This is insane! I am so fueled up that I don't want to stop as I might halt completely. i don't want to lose the momentum I had. Only six kilometers to go and were done. So I told the girls we'll try and hit 2:45 and if we do, this will be my new personal best at a 21K distance race.

I'm so hyped up. I am trying to pick up my pace so to get to the time I set or before it. But after 19th kilometer, that's where I felt drained. I tried loading up on raisins but it did not work. I now felt the tiredness from all that running with less stops but still I'm trying my best to finish at the time I set.

The last kilometer was a series of stops and go for us. I am trying to distract myself so I can keep on running. I don't even care about the cameras at the finishline anymore. A few minutes away before the clock strikes. Unfortunately, I was still at the route when 2:45 came in. I was a bit disheartened but still I pushed through, and I finished strong! 

Happy to finish injury free! (Photo credits to Phillip BF Photography)

What I like most about finishing early is I was able to get my finishers shirt and loot bag easily, and I was able to see my son race!

Posing with our hard earned medals! ^_^

With Tessa who came in just minutes away after I finished. (Photo courtesy of Ma. Theresa Almendrala)

Running to inspire fellow diabetics and to prove that it can be done!

After a few days the race result came out, and I was surprised and shocked! I clocked in at officially 2:46:50, still a new personal best since my previous was 2:48!

I am finally out of the last runner's list!

Confirmed! I am now an AVERAGE RUNNER! ^_^

Insane as it is, the result I got is still unbelievable given that I am not that prepared for this race. I am so happy!

The results can be seen here: http://www.runpix.info/arace7/00/mlb12/ge.php

The three piece medal fused with the huge 21K medal and these is what I got.

Right after I made myself comfortable at home, I worked on putting these altogether. While putting one to connect with another, I took time to look at it first. Every piece has its own story to tell: those pains, heartaches, disappointments, tears, laughter, chats, first experiences, random surprises, love and friendships.

More than completing the series and getting these medals, I am happier about the experiences each of them represents.

I would like to sincerely thank Runrio Inc. and Unilab Active Health for all the assistance provided to me. My TIP Running Club, Team Kamote Runners and Team Triabetics family for the never ending support. Some significant people whom I owe so much, Ms. Rochelle Del Callar, Ms. Claire De Leon - Papa, Ms. Janice Ianne Miguel and Sir Poch Bermudez, thank you so much for the generosity and for believing in me. Also, to my ever dedicate pacer, Cheryl Anne Lumanog and Ma Theresa Almendrala for making the road a friendlier path to pass by. Most especially, to God for giving me the strength, courage and for showing me the right way to go.

Congratulations to all the finishers and I know you also got great stories and memories behind your medals. Let's use it to get motivated on our future race towards a healthy, active and quality life! ^_^

Looking forward for Run United for this coming 2013!

Good Vibes everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^

Sunday, October 28, 2012

VitaPops Wacky Science Fair Event

Last Sunday, October 21st after my swim training at MASA, I attended the launch of the newest Unilab product for kids named VitaPops.

The event happened at Mall of Asia. It was so festive. The booth arrangements was well thought of. Bright colors of orange and purple with the presence of clowns, magicians and other acts made the event felt like a classic circus fair.

The stage is set!

We came in earlier so Ethan get to experience all the booths. He particularly likes the booth were he rode a twist car and create an art using colors that turn into rubber. With just a purchase of  50 pesos worth of VitaPops will entitle you to get access to the event and visit the booths. Even my Mom got her nail art and was so happy with it!

After we visited the booths, we had a buffet lunch at EBUN Restaurant just near the venue. We enjoyed the Filipino food they served. The Nilagang Baka's soup is just simply delicious!

At around 2:00PM, the official launch started. With the host, Ms. Rikka Dylim and the product endorser, Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez, they started to talk about this exciting product. Then, a short presentation was conducted by Dra. Jenee Virtudazo, a registered nutritionist and dietitian from FNRI.

The panel (L-R Ms. Rikka Dylim, Daphne Osena-Paez, Mr. Joseph Aruta and Dra. Jenee Virtudazo)

Afterwards, the floor was opened for those who would like to ask questions. I also raised my own question as well and we are entertained by Mr. Joseph Aruta, the Brand Manager of VitaPops. Here are some questions and answers raised during the event:

Question: How much sugar is in VitaPops?
Answer: Compared to other brands, it is 1/5 lesser.

Question: What causes the fizzling when eaten? Is there a chemical used for it?
Answer: VitaPops is in Poprocks Candy version. The candy was infused with fast evaporating Carbon Dioxide which causes the fizzling in the mouth. It is perfectly safe for children.

Question: Since this is such a sweet treat, should we worry about overdose?
Answer: There is no Vitamin C overdose that is harmful. Anything beyond will be secreted through the urine.

Question: Can adults take this as well?
Answer: Ofcourse!

Some things you need to know about VitaPops:
  • It has 30mg of Vitamin C in every sachet
  • It has less sugar
  • Vitamin C is in the form of Sodium Ascorbate so it's tummy friendly
  • It's a sweet treat kids will beg for more!
  • It comes in Orange flavor. (But I suggested they make other ones like strawberry! ^_^)

My Mom was so happy to have a photo with Ms. Daphne!

After the presentation, I had a chance to meet and greet Ms. Daphne Osena-Paez and have a photo taken of her with my mom and Ethan.

Here are some of the photos I took when me and Ethan stroll around the booths.

The big balloon tent

Ethan build the blocks in less time than others. Strong and smart! ^_^

He loves this twist car we have to fall in line over and over!

This captured his artistic skills. He enjoyed filling the pattern with colors and look how nice it ended up! ^_^

Ms. Daphne, Ethan and the VitaPops kids!
After the event while on our way home, Ethan is still asking to stay at the booths. He super enjoyed it!

The first time he tried VitaPops he did not like it. The fizzling sensation is very new to him since I never gave him Poprocks ever before because I watch out on his sugar intake to let him stay away from diabetes. But after finishing one pack he opt to try one more, and more until he finished one box!

He just can't get enough of this stuff!

Now that coughs and colds are very much in season because of the drastic weather changes, it is a must to load up on Vitamin C to protect our children from getting the disease. Better get the utmost prevention for them to reduce or maybe eliminate the number of their sick days.

Because of the less sugar content of this product, I am considering putting a sachet in my purse for a quick treat whenever and wherever I need it.

We love this Photobooth photo! ^_^

Thank you so much Ms. Rochelle Del Callar for inviting us over to this wonderful carnival of fun, learning and being healthy event. Congratulations Unilab for the success of this event and for coming up with another great product that will help parents give vitamins to their kids in a delightful way.

For more information about VitaPops, please visit the Unilab Website or check out their Facebook Page, Vitapops Wacky Science.

Good Vibes Everyone and Sweet Running! ^_^