Monday, December 14, 2015

Birthday on a Gaudete Sunday

It was my sister's birthday yesterday. Her birthday this year falls on the 3rd Sunday of Advent. She's my younger sister but more mature than me psychologically and emotionally. Able to handle difficulty and still manage to smile despite every challenges -- one of the bravest and courageous mom I've ever meet. Words can't express the gratitude I always feel for having her as my sister. I may not be the best sister for her as she is for me. So I am praying to God for more Grace and Mercy and blessings and hoping for all the best of everything life has to offer. I love her much :)

Here she is as she expresses her happiness for the God's gift of life and everything in between:

Dec 13, 2015 is Gaudete Sunday.

“Gaudete” latin for  Rejoice. And the pink/rose candle is lit. And it’s my birthday.

After hearing the mass, the song “Rejoice in the Lord Always” is on a repeat-play mode (in my mind).

Joy is one of the things you make, not search. You need to give joy in order for joy to come back and find you. Joy happens when you create it for others.

And for the last 365 days, I, we, have a lot of reasons to rejoice and be joyful.

Though we are still in the roller coaster ride since the fire incident 2 years ago, we have many reasons to rejoice.

  • Our 28-weeker preemie is now starting with her physical therapy to catch up with her delays, yes, she is diagnosed with Global Development Delay (GDD) and we rejoice because she’s catching up.
  • Another check mark on our “Debt List” – yes we have a list and we rejoice because we are able to get by in spite of the challenges and we rejoice because of the special people we owe and their generosity.
  • We rejoice because we have a very supportive family and friends, near and far, they never cease to give words of encouragement.

Answered and unanswered prayers, we rejoice because in spite of our shortcomings God always answer our prayers in different ways.

Indeed, we rejoice in the Lord always.

Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say rejoice.


Friday, December 11, 2015

Nutri10 Plus

Last month, I received a surprise gift from Mommy Bloggers Philippines and Wert Philippines. Its the new multivitamin that's bringing a hype to some mommy bloggers out there. For a newbie like me, I thought I was not selected to be given the samples so when these arrived one Saturday afternoon, it creates a joy on me. I received 3 bottles of Nutri10 Plus together with a small red pouch. 

What is Wert Philippines?
Tried to access their website or but its not yet not available. However, FDA Philippines listed Wert Philippines as Food Distributor.
Also, based on LinkedIn, Wert Philippines is a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed food and drug distributor. A company that offers prescription drugs, consumer products and generic medicines. It is registered to SEC since last March 2011. One of their product under Family Consumer Healthcare is Nutri10 / Nutri10 Plus and it has an FB page that contains stories about the goodness of Nutri10 Plus.
Mommies, I'm still wondering on what pharmaceutical company the products they are distributing... please help me be informed.

What is Nutri10 Plus?
According to, Nutri10 Plus is a food supplement. It helps promote overall immunity, maximize physical growth & enhance brain development. As a supplement it gives additional nutrients aside from they get from the food they ate. Problem solved for moms with picky eaters right? It has Vitamins A, D, E, Bs, and C. It also has CGF (Chlorella Growth Factor) - promotes healthy and accelerated growth to children, Taurine - promotes brain development and improve muscular functions, Lysine - helps boost appetite, Zinc that boosts the body's immunity.

For every 5ml, Nutri10 Plus contains:
100mg of GCF - Chlorella Growth Factor
25mg of Taurine
300mg of Lysine
764IU of Vitamin A
210IU of Vitamin D
13.5IU of Vitamin E
1mg of Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
1mg of Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
15mg of Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
1.3mg of Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
2.4mg of Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
60mg of Vitamin C (Ascorbic C)
6.8mg of Zinc

Vitamins, Minerals, Sucrose, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium CMC, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Benzoate, Water and Ponkan flavor (artificial)

Orange sweet flavor.

Recommendation Usage:
1 -9 yrs old (2.5ml)
10-12 yrs old (5ml)

Nutri10 Plus is affordable at P160.00 per 120ml.

So far, we still tried it and my 9yo love the taste and still has energy to do her homework after a day of school activities. Still early to tell its effect though... we'll see.

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