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News: There's too much hate on LGBT community

February 17, 2016


I rarely talk about gender issues because it's a never ending discussion. However, brought about by the recent issue to the LGBT community by no other than our own Filipino hero - Mr. Manny Pacquiao, I cannot seem to stay quiet. I'm here to defend my friends!

Being a blogger gave me power to voice out my opinions and views in certain matters of life with caution. But when I became a blogger who is getting paid to write reviews and to promote a product, a blogger with followers who kept on asking on my tips and advice, It didn't just gave me the power of voice but it gave me more, I became an influencer. And as an online influencer, I felt like I have the responsibility to promote positive and good content online, and maybe to defend those who are being bullied.

I have a lot of gay and lesbian friends and I cannot help but to feel sad and disappointed to what Mr. Pacman said, "People in the same-sex relationships are worse than animal."

Why?

I don't get it. I really don't. No matter how much I think about the hundreds, maybe even thousands of reason why he said that, I still don't get it. Worse, there's actually people who are supporting him.

Mr. Manny, pwede bang malaman ano ginawa sayo ng mga kaibigan ko sa LGBT community at parang ang dami mo namang bitterness at poot sa puso mo sinama mo pa si God.

What is it that make a person a person? Yung bang gender niya? Like a lot of religious people in the Philippines who kept on bringing up the bible and God. "Walang bakla at tomboy sa bibliya!" - ika nga nila. "Babae at Lalake lang ang ginawa ng Diyos." - push nila.

So, is it really the gender that makes up of a person? Kasi if that's the case then, Lord God, please grant my LGBT friends their own sex organs because the people of today believes that you have to have either a penis or a vagina in order to be considered a person and be accepted by the society. Jusko, Lord! Ano na ba nangyayari sa pag-iisip ng mga Pilipino ngayon?

There's just too much hate. Too much hate.  

I can't help to be hurt too because you Mr. Pacman, humiliated my friends. These people who are in same sex relationships that you called animals are far more better person than you. Didn't you had an affair with another woman while you're married to your wife?

I adore gay and lesbian people, for me, they're the most happiest person in the world. They're oozing with confidence in everything they do, which I envy. They're smart, they're hard working, they put other people first before them, they are just beautiful people and they are close to my heart. They are not animals, they are not "it", they are human beings with so much heart.

People are quick in judging and will simply throw bible verses at them to prove how God is unapproving of their gender preference and relationships. Mga ate at koya, ano ba, 2016 na, maski si Pope nag salita na. kayo ba si lord? ano ba talagang problema nyo?

I wished that people are more open minded and respectful towards the LGBT community. Honestly, I've witnessed the kind of love that they have for their partners and it's a different kind of love. In my eyes, it's more pure, more honest, more loving, there's just too much happiness whenever I see my couple gay/lesbian friends. All I can say is that it is very beautiful.

So, to LGBT community, keep the love burning. :)

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - sending my love to LGBT community.




Feeding: Organic snacks for our babies

February 16, 2016

Hiya, rookie moms!

It's been a while and I have been so very busy with work. Anyway, I'm back with a review and a mini giveaway!

Since Arya started eating solids, we have tried giving her potatoes, squash, sayote, lugaw, oranges, and apples. However, there were some days that she'll refuse eating and I felt like she seemed so tired eating the same food over and over again. 

We bought Cerelac - Wheat and Banana flavor and she loved it a lot. The only concern that I have with Cerelac is that everyone says it is like junk food for babies because of the sugar and other content. 

So here I am searching for healthy snacks for babies, I thank the moms of 3rd Quarter Pinay Babies of 2015 Facebook group for directing me to Healthy Options. This organic store sells imported and high quality products of fresh produce that caters to all ages.

I went to check Healthy Options in Trinoma branch and surprised to see a lot of healthy food choices for babies. I was really thrilled! I mean, finally! Arya can taste something nicer and healthier.

Here's what I got,


Apologies for the blurred photo. I took this at 4 am while I get ready for work.

NurturMe Quinoa P395.00
Happy Tots Banana, Peache & Mango Puree P159.00
Happy Tots Green Bean, Pear & Peas Puree P159.00


From NurtureMe website:


"Why our Quinoa? It’s the only quinoa-based cereal for infants with 100% naturally occurring plant-based nutrients, which aid in digestion, nutrient absorption and support baby’s natural growth pattern."
- USDA Organic
- Gluten Free
- BPA Free
- Non Gmo 
(GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, which refers to any food product that has been altered at the gene level.)

Review:
I honestly am confused why Arya loved this. She really does! It's weird, actually. It tasted like those watermelon seeds / pakwan seed that we love munching when we're bored. So far, we didn't experienced any bad reaction on her for eating Quinoa. Her poop smells the same and the consistency is the same as well. So, thumbs up for this. Quinoa for babies! Worth the money given the health benefits it gives to my daughter.

From Happy Tots website:


Our bananas, peaches and mangos pouch is more than just a combination of organic fruits. We add Salba chia for added nutrients like omega-3s (ALA) and fiber. Toddlers enjoy feeding themselves these pouches, and moms love that they are getting so much nutrition in one little pouch.
Allergen info:
  • No known allergens
Did you know?
  • Georgia is known as the peach state, but California grows the most peaches in the U.S.
Nourish:
  • 50% Daily Value of Vitamin C
  • 3g Fiber

Review:
Arya didn't like the flavour of this one probably because it's a bit sour. I tasted this and it cam sour to my tastebuds, but I do like it. Arya ate only a few teaspoons and I decided to stop because it might upset her tummy. Maybe I'll try this again when she's a bit older. If you asked me what happened to the left over, well, I ate it, because I love anything sour. Haha!
Also, you only have 24 hours to consume the puree after opening it.


GIVEAWAY TIME!


Our pears, peas and green beans pouch is more than just a combination of organic fruits and veggies. We add Salba chia for added nutrients like omega-3s (ALA) and fiber. Toddlers enjoy feeding themselves these pouches, and moms love that they are getting so much nutrition in one little pouch.
Allergen info:
  • No known allergens
Did you know?
  • Green beans originated in Peru.
Nourish:
  • 4g Fiber
  • 50% Daily Value of Vitamin C
Review:
Arya finds this okay. She's not crazy about it but she's eating them and not rejecting unlike the first flavor that we got. It's filled with greens which is what I like since we cant feed her green leafy vegetables yet. So this is a thumbs up as well.

We got a few extra pouch and I feel like she's not gonna finish them soon so I'm giving away 1 Happy Tot Pouch Green bean, pear & peas flavor to one lucky momma and baby! Yaay!

*Happytot puree will expire within 24 hours after only opening the secure seal.

Mechanics:
  • Open to Metro Manila moms and babies residents.
  • Must have a 6 month old and above baby.
  • Like Rookie Mommy PH Facebook Page.
  • Join First Time Moms PH Facebook Community
  • Share this blog post on your timeline and answer the question to "Why you want to win", add the hashtag #RookieMommyPHLovesOrganic and set it on public mode so I can see.
  • Mini giveaway starts today until Feb 19, 2016.
  • Winner will be drawn on Friday night via random.org and will be posted on Rookie Mommy Facebook page.
  • Winner will shoulder the P60.00 shipping fee via Xend.
  • Winner will be contacted directly on her shared post.
There you go! Good luck and share the love of organic snacks!

*This blog post and promo is no way sponsored by the brand.

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - Yes to organic snacks!

The Biggest NUMA Baby Sale 2016

February 11, 2016


If only I have all the time in the world, I'd dash off to Numa Baby's biggest and grandest sale ever! - But, I don't, so let me just share with you what you'll lose if you miss this year's sale from Numa Baby.

It's the BIGGEST Numa Baby SALE EVER!!! All your favorite clothes, toys, books, accessories and tubs from Numa is on SALE.


Taahhh-daaaaah!!!!


Babies' clothes are now priced at P250 each! Non-clothes (Organic toys, rattles, accessories, maternity must-haves, keepsake boxes, photobooks, picture frames, cutie shoes, and many more) are 50% OFF THE SALE PRICE! And it's ALL-ORGANIC!!!






Are you drooling yet?

Yup, you read that right! Don't miss this opportunity to shop ORGANIC for your babies.





Come visit the Numa Baby CLEARANCE SALE from Feb. 10 -March 18, 2016. Studio Room, 2nd Floor, #40 AEK Bldg. (old Numa Store) E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City.




Numa Baby is open Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm.  They only accept cash at the moment

See you there, rookie moms!

Xoxo,
Rookie Mommy PH - getting her eco bags ready.