Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mullet Dresses, Sheer Tops, and more at Anthea

Anthea Contact Info

Anthea Contact Info

Anthea is now selling new and trendy pieces straight from Singapore. Since we’re still in the mullet and sheer craze, why not add to the frenzy? Check out these cute fashionable finds!

Mullet Dress with Sequin

Mullet Dress with Sequin

This mullet dress with sequin is available in creamy white. Made of chiffon material and comes with inner lining. It has gold sequins on shoulders and an elastic, stretchable waist.

Sheer Button-up Cut-out Shoulder Blouse

Sheer Button-up Cut-out Shoulder Blouse

Sheer + Cut-Out = LOVE. This cute blouse comes in black.

Sleeveless Mullet Dress with Detachable Collar

Sleeveless Mullet Dress with Detachable Collar

This mullet dress comes with a detachable collar attached using the top 2 buttons. 🙂 Cute, right? It is available in blue.

Stretch Dress with Chiffon Cover Up

Stretch Dress with Chiffon Cover Up

This cute stretch dress comes with a collared chiffon cover-up. Available in black and blue.

Asymmetric Ruffled Spaghetti Strap Dress

Asymmetric Ruffled Spaghetti Strap Dress

This spaghetti strap dress comes in asymmetric ruffles on the shoulders. It’s cute yet sexy. Available in teal.

So what are you waiting for? Call or text now for orders. 🙂 Thanks!

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Model: Joan Mariah Sanchez

Photographer and Stylist: Jean Monique Sanchez


Flying to Singapore

For the past 2 months, all I could think about was my upcoming Singapore trip. And when it was finally time to go there, I was just so excited! On September 14, at around 10am, I was bound to Singapore via Cebu Pacific Air.

I was on a window seat and I got to magically experience, although for the nth time, the feeling of being in between clouds. When I was a child, I always imagined them as something like cotton. And that when you’re at the top, you’ll see cherubims.

Of course I now know that is not the case. Still, clouds give you that dreamlike gaze. Also from science class, I know that there are many types of clouds: from stratus, cumulus, cirrus, nimbus, and their combinations. As the plane goes higher, my fascination for clouds grew.

Photo Credit:

Photo Credit:

There was that certain magical feeling when you cross a layer of cloud and then you find that you are in between 2 layers. The view is totally amazing. Sadly, I was not able to take a photo of it since my camera was in the luggage compartment. (I am the type of traveler who puts all my hand carry luggage in the compartment above so I can have more leg room.)

Anyway, next time, I will surely watch out for that moment and capture it for all of you to see. I am so happy, like I caught a glimpse of heaven. 🙂

Starbucks Secret Menu

Have you ever ordered any of these so-called “secret” coffee combinations?

Starbucks Secret Menu

Starbucks Secret Menu

I have come across this menu last summer and though I haven’t tried any of these yet, I definitely would try them out when I get back in the Philippines.

Just take note that you cannot order these BY NAME. You have to describe how to make it to the Starbucks barista for it to be created properly and uniquely for you. According to Starbucks, their baristas do not have these drinks memorized by name but they will cater to any type of order that you would want. Of course, you just have to pay extra for these. *wink*

Here’s the text of the secret menu and some more additional combinations:

Biscotti Frappuccino

Buy a biscotti and ask the barista to blend it up with any flavor of frappuccino. It blends into tiny cookie chunks that add a delicious little crunch to your frozen coffee. *Insider Tip: This can be done with any pastry you buy.

Captain Crunch

To make this one, order a Strawberries and Creme frappe with a pump of caramel, add two pumps of toffee, one pump of hazelnut and two scoops of chocolate chips.

Neopolitan Frappuccino

Ask for a Strawberries and Cream frappe with some vanilla bean powder and a pump of mocha.

Raspberry Cheesecake

Order a White Chocolate Mocha (can be iced, hot, or as a frappe) and have them add a few pumps of raspberry.

For a Chocolate Turtle Flavor

Any drink that has mocha, caramel, and toffee nut.

For a French Vanilla Flavor

Any drink that has toffee nut and half vanilla.

Blended Strawberry Lemonade

Basically a strawberry lemonade frappuccino.

Oreo Frappuccino

Ask for a double Chocolate Chip frappe with white mocha syrup instead of the regular mocha.

Tuxedo Mocha

Also called Zebra Mocha, Penguin Mocha, Marble Mocha, Black and White Mocha, or Michael Jackson. This drink combines regular mocha with half white chocolate and half regular chocolate. *Insider Tip: If you want to take it one step further have the barista add a shot (or two) of raspberry flavoring and viola, you have what is called a Red Tux Mocha.

The Nutella

Order a Cafe Misto with pumps of chocolate and hazelnut and a caramel drizzle. For the sweet toothed people, you can also ask for caramel drizzle inside the cup.

Super Cream Frappuccino

Ask the barista to blend some whipped cream into the drink so that the drink will be more smooth than icy. This works especially well for the Mocha frappuccino.

Three C’s

Order a cinnamon Dolce latte with a pump of caramel and a pump of chocolate mocha syrup.

Chocolate Pumpkin

Order a pumpkin spice latter with chocolate syrup for a drink that tastes just like pumpkin chocolate chip bread. It also tastes great in Frappuccino form.


Other “Secret” Drinks and Insider Tips:

Short Drinks

The sizes the “mainstream menu” gives you are “Tall,” “Grande” and “Venti,” but if you say you want the “short” size to any Starbucks drink you can receive a less expensive and smaller sized drink. The size is in their cash register because of espresso shots. It’s on the menu in the Philippines, and is the same price as a tall in Indonesia.

Short Cappuccino

A “short” cappuccino is a more Italian style cappuccino because there is less room for milk which somehow got mixed in with this drink and waters it down.

Red Eye

A Red Eye is a shot of espresso in regular cup of Starbucks coffee.

Black Eye

A Black Eye is two shots of espresso in regular Starbucks coffee.

Green Eye / Blue Eye / Purple Eye / JFK (for the 3 shots to the head which killed him) / Shot in the Dark

Whatever you call this drink it is a whopping three shots of espresso in a regular Starbucks coffee. Be carefull with this one! Do not drink at night unless you want to be up all night, shaking, in caffeine withdrawal.

Poor Man’s Latte

An Iced Americano with no water and half ice, then head over to the condiments station, fill the rest up with half and half cream (certainly not the 18% coffee cream) and viola, you have a Breve Latte at less than you would pay for the actual drink.

Poor Man’s Chai Latte

Order a Chai Tea Misto with extra foam, two tea bags, and half cinnamon-half vanilla syrup. This is essentially the same drink but at half the cost.

Chocolate Dalmatian aka Michael Jackson

A White Chocolate Mocha with java chips and chocolate chips sprinkled in.

Cafe au Lait

Order the Misto without foam for a classic French coffee drink.

French pressed coffee

You can choose any coffee they sell by the bag and have it served in a French press. For coffee snobs, this is one of the best way to appreciate all of the flavors of the coffee you chose – it takes about 5 minutes for this to be done and don’t be surprised if you get a dirty look if you are doing this during their morning rush.

Chocolate Cream Frapuccino

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Chocolate syrup and chocolate flavoring in this frozen blended coffee.

Cake Batter Frappuccino

Originally, this drink contained vanilla and almond syrup added to a Vanilla Bean Crème Frappuccino. However, since the almond syrup is largely no longer available, some recommend that you try subbing in hazelnut syrup and white mocha for a similar flavor.

Dirty Chai / Filthy Chai

Chai latte with a shot of espresso. 2 shots of espresso gets you a double dirty or extra dirty!

Affogato-style Frappuccino

If you order any Frappuccino ”affogato-style” and you’ll get a shot of hot espresso added on top of your drink as opposed to having it blended in.

Snickers Frappuccino

Order a Java chip frappuccino with two pumps of toffee nut syrup and drizzle it all over with caramel and you get a drink that tastes just like a snickers bar!

Apple Pie Tea

Black tea with apple juice and light chai

Cinnamon Roll

Combine a White mocha latte with a Cinnamon Dolce latte.

Widow Maker

Half iced black tea, half iced black coffee.

Samoa Frappuccino

Mocha coconut Frappuccino with caramel drizzle.

Thin Mint Frappuccino

Tazo Green Tea Crème Frappuccino blended with chocolate syrup and java chips.

Banana Cream Pie Frappuccino

Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino with vanilla and hazelnut syrups, whipped cream, and a whole banana.

Apple Juice Orange Blossom

Tazo Orange Blossom Tea steeped in steamed apple juice (with no water).

Grasshopper Frappuccino

Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and peppermint syrup.

The Dirty Hippy

Dirty Chai Tea Latte with soy milk instead of regular milk.

Marble Mocha Macchiato

White mocha on the bottom with no whip, shot on the top and mocha drizzle.

Cookies & Cream Frappuccino

A White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccino blended with java chips and a dash of peppermint syrup.

Bootleg Brulée

Add two shots to a white mocha, toffee nut syrup, and caramel drizzle.

Generika 101: What are the questions I should ask my pharmacist regarding my medicines?

Ask Your Pharmacist

Ask Your Pharmacist

This video aims to inform customers regarding the possible questions that they should ask pharmacists regarding their medications. It also informs the community about the health services being offered at Generika Drugstores nationwide.


Filipino Transcript:

Ano ang mga dapat kong itanong sa isang Pharmacist tungkol sa mga gamot na inireseta sakin?

Hi! Ako si Monique Sanchez, isang Generika pharmacist at trainer.

Mahalagang maintindihan ninyo ang bawat gamot na inyong iniinom at kung paano ito makakaapekto sa inyong katawan. Narito ang mga pwede ninyong itanong sa isang pharmacist. Ano ang pangalan at spelling ng gamot, ano ang kahulugan ng mga abbreviations, at kung saan pa pwedeng maghanap ng karagdagang impormasyon tungkol dito? Itanong din kung ano ang mga alternatibong generic na gamot.

Alamin kung ano ang epekto ng gamot sa inyong katawan at kung kailan ito magkakabisa. Alamin din kung paano, ilang beses sa isang araw, at anong oras dapat inumin ang gamot. Itanong din ang pwedeng gawin kung sakaling mali ang klase at dosage ng nainom mong gamot. Alamin din kung kelan mo dapat iwasan ang paginom ng alak, halamang gamot, mga pagkain, at iba pang kagamutan na maaaring makaapekto sa bisa ng gamot. Parating i-check ang mga side effects ng gamot at paano ito maiiwasan. Kung sakaling makakaranas, komunsulta kaagad sa isang pharmacist o doktor.

Narito pa ang ibang mga katanungan: Maaari ko ba itong inumin kung ako’y buntis o nagpapabreast feed? Ano ang mga posibleng resulta sa paginom ng gamot na ito? Ano ang mga sinyales ng allergic reaction at ano ang mga instances na kinakailangan ng kaagarang atensyong medical? Kailan pwedeng ibahin ang dosage ng pag-inom ng gamot at kailan ito ihihinto?

Ilan lang iyon sa mga pwedeng itanong sa isang Generika Pharmacist. Dahil ang patient counseling ay isa lamang sa mga services na binibigay ng Generika Drugstore. Bukod dito, mayroon din kaming libreng blood pressure monitoring at fasting blood sugar testing para sa may mga diabetes. Nagkakaroon din kami ng mga activities tulad ng libreng konsulta, libreng bunot, mobile clinic, at medical missions.

Pumunta lamang sa pinakamalapit na Generika Drugstore kung mayroon pa kayong ibang mga katanungan.

Sa Generika Drugstore, pinahahalagahan namin ang inyong kaligtasan at kalusugan. Dahil, ALAGA KA SA GENERIKA!

English Transcript:

What are the questions I should ask my pharmacist regarding my medicines?

Hi! I’m Monique Sanchez, a Generika pharmacist and trainer.

Understanding your medication and how it may affect you is crucial to your safety. Here are some questions you should ask your pharmacist. What is the name of the drug and how is it spelled? What are the meanings of abbreviations and where can you find more information about it? Also ask if there are any generic alternatives.

You should know what the medication is supposed to do and how long it will take to achieve that result. Make sure you know how to take the medication and how many times a day you need to take it, and if a certain time of day is preferred over another. Ask if you have any other options: what will happen if you took a wrong type of medication and wrong dosage. Ask if you should avoid alcohol, herbs, food, other medications, or activities that will alter the efficacy of a medication. Always be aware of the common side effects, and if there’s a way to reduce the chances of them developing. Also be sure to know what side effects you should contact the pharmacist or doctor about if they occur.

Other questions you should ask are: Can I take this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding? What are the risks associated with the medication? What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction? Are there any symptoms that require emergency medical help? When should the dosage be changed or the medication be stopped?

Those are some questions that you can ask a Generika Pharmacist. Patient counseling is one of the services that is being offered by Generika Drugstore. Aside from this, we also offer free blood pressure monitoring and fasting blood sugar testing for those with diabetes. We also conduct activities such as free medical consultation, free dental services (such as tooth extraction), mobile clinic, and medical missions.

If you have any questions, visit your nearest Generika Drugstore.

At Generika Drugstore, we prioritize your safety and health. Because, ALAGA KA SA GENERIKA!

For more information, visit the Generika Website and like us on Facebook!

*Thanks to Josh Diaz for taking and editing the video. 🙂

Mikey Admitted at Hospital for Dengue Fever

Mikey at Olivarez General Hospital

Mikey at Olivarez General Hospital

My brother had fever since Wednesday last week. He went to see a doctor at Paranaque Doctors Hospital but was diagnosed as having only Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So we thought it was just that. But he started vomiting frequently on Saturday. We rushed him immediately to the emergency and it was found out that his platelet count was very low. They also did other tests and was later diagnosed to have dengue. So my brother is currently admitted at Olivarez General Hospital due to dengue fever. It was a good thing that we did not wait to bring him to the ER til the next day. Otherwise, his platelet count would have gone very low and it might lead to hemorrhage.

Dextrose and Vitamins IV

Dextrose and Vitamins IV

Sick with Dengue

Sick with Dengue


Treated with Dextrose, Multivitamins, and Ceftriaxone

Treated with Dextrose, Multivitamins, and Ceftriaxone

Hope he recovers soon.

Hope he recovers soon.

Please pray for his speedy recovery. Thank you!


♥ Monique ♥