['Is Heaven for Real?' #LETSASKDIEGO]

Is heaven for real?

This question was answered in the movie our family was invited to watch in Newport Cinema, courtesy of PLDT HOME DSL

"Heaven Is For Real" is about Colton, the four-year-old son of Pastor Todd Burpo, who survived an emergency surgery of an infected appendix and later told his family that he went to Heaven. He described seeing Jesus, the angels, his miscarried sister & his great grandfather who died before he was born. Doubts were cast on his story, owing to the child's vivid imagination & his close association to his pastor-father. But in the end, his story was corroborated by another person, a girl, who had the same experience & even drew images of the things she saw when she went to heaven.
Like Colton Burpo, there's another boy who is at the center of his family's love & attention, Diego Ledesma. The bright, handsome & witty young boy was recently launched in a brand new PLDT HOME DSL tv commercial on Eat Bulaga.
The Ledesma family's claim to fame began when the seven-year-old boy Diego started an advice column on Facebook with the help of his parents, Paolo & Lara & his older sibling, Ate Trish. He earned tens of thousands of fans because of his answers to questions ranging on love, studies, bullying, vacation & even business ideas. His Facebook page is constantly monitored by his parents because values is of prime importance in the Ledesma household. Questions with offensive content are deleted first by his parents before Diego sees them. They even help him type out his answers or how to spell words. 

From their minds, Colton & Diego churn out stories which reflect their entertaining innocence & how they view the world. Likewise for their families, the BURPOS & the LEDESMAS are so tight-knit that they need to constantly connect with each other. And in this high-tech age wherein most, if not, all members of the family have their own internet-connected device, it is important to have a strong & reliable internet connection.

Here's where PLDT HOME DSL comes in. It provides "limitless sharing with the strong reliable family-sized connection". "Limitless Family Sharing" refers to the many activities the family can do together within the home, while "Family-sized connection" points to the simultaneous ONLINE use of multiple gadgets as powered by PLDT HOME DSL.  The group’s focus on family values and connection through limitless sharing truly spell the difference. The Anna Banana & Ask Diego campaigns have proven that. 
Now, to go back to the question, "Is heaven for real?", #letsaskdiego. :)

*Check out Ask Diego on facebook.com/Ask Diego.

*To sign up for your strong, reliable family-sized connection of PLDT HOME DSL, visit pldthome.com



Our 'visita iglesia' this year took us not down south but in Manila & QC.

We have been to these two old churches countless times before, back when we were still living in Manila. In fact, some cousins also got married here.  We had the chance to revisit the place  during the holy week respite.

San Agustin Church is one of four Philippine churches built during the Spanish colonial period designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. 

This Baroque church


[restaurant finds in KAPITOLYO: NOMAMA & EPIC CAFE]

I have heard so much about KAPITOLYO being a haven of restaurants. We had the chance to dine in a couple of them two Sundays ago while my eldest was at her close friend's birthday lunch. 

Our first stop was NOMAMA Artisanal Ramen in Capitol Commons.


[Sam Concepcion for CHEF'S NOODLE]

My family is big on Korean food. Whenever & wherever there is a new Korean restaurant in town, we always go there to try it out.  Chef's Noodle is next on our list.

At the media launch of its newest celebrity endorser (after Lloyd & Shamcey Lee & Grace Lee), 

[swipe your MAYBANK credit card, get a WENDY's treat for free]

Good news to all Maybank credit card holders & Wendy's burger lovers! 


[her date on the ICE with friends]

I tried ice skating before. I think it was a few months before getting hitched to my hubby now. I went with friends to check out SM skating rink, still relatively new then, at the basement level. It was a rather short stint, just a couple of hours of getting used to the shoes, finding that balance & finally getting the skating groove on. ;) Despite the first-time jitters, I thought it was a fun experience worth taking. ;)

Now, it's Jill's turn. On the last day of her final exams, she went ice-skating with her friends. Her dad & I took her to the newly-reopened Olympic-sized skating rink, now located at the top level of the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.

To get in, we paid Php 300.00/head for unlimited use/open skating because that was Thursday but if you're going on a weekend, you shell out Php 390.00/head. The girls also got a locker for Php 30.00 to store their things.

Here is where they got the ice skates they used, included in the fee.

Here is one side of the gallery where companions or bystanders get to watch the skaters.

Because the girls were still trying to find their way around the rink, a mommy friend & I got assistant coaches for them. It cost us Php 150.00/coach/head for half an hour of training.

Before long, they got the hang of it  

& at last enjoyed their time on the ice.

Meanwhile, hubby & I spent the hours waiting in a nearby cafe, 

drinking cafe americano & green moroccan tea & sharing a piece of delicious chocolate cream puff. :)

5F SM Megamall, Building D
EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue,  
Mandaluyong City, MM