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Behind the Scene

 Behind the Scene

Do you believe that the best things in life are those which the camera can never capture?

Well, I do.

We all have those perfect moments in life in which we can utter the words “This is the best!”. It is very natural party on beachfor us to create and enjoy fun and exciting moments. And in this modern times, we often encapsulate those memories through pictures or the ever famous ‘selfies’and ‘groufies’. Yes, as they say pictures can tell a thousand words however it can never capture the very meat of that moment. Through pictures, we tend to hold on to the best things without knowing that the best ones in life are also best left as a memory drawn with the wind.

Just like Jane, a 17-year old girl who tried to express her best moment in life through a picture. “We had a class presentation of telling a story out of an image. I chose the one in which I smiled, giggled and laughed a lot. I thought they will also feel the same, however they only flashed a slight smile trying to show their empathy and involvement where in fact they were all busy with their own business.” There she realized that the best things in life can never be completely portrayed and relayed on a flat 2D surface.

Similar to her story, is the experience of  ‘Tatang’ who tried to recall all his ‘best things in life’ moments through a collection of old pictures stored in his wooden ‘ataul’ (box). “Isang araw, nalungkot ako kaya naisipan ko na maglakbay na lang sa mga alaala gamit ang mga larawang itinago ko. Akala ko maiiyak ako sa sobrang tuwa at galak ngunit halos di ko na pala matandaan ang ilan dala na rin siguro ng katandaan.” Perhaps, he only remembered how he felt when he experienced the best moments of his life as he scanned and walked in the past through those pictures.iStock_000008776871_Medium

I too have my own share of ‘best things in life’. One of it was when I found my way back to Christ, giving me my real identity back which was once stolen from me. As a teenager, I had my Y.O.L.O (You Only Live Once) moments with me but those can never match up to the tender happiness I felt during that 3-day encounter with God. I was graciously and miraculously reborn in faith and spirit, with that I had my own testimony of life at its best. Unlike my other fun experiences, I didn’t have any picture of that 3-day journey but up until now the unexplainable feeling of freedom, love and joy are still alive and fresh in my soul. I believe I tried to take a picture of it but I chose not to save it realizing that it was just more than a wonderful  and memorable picture. It was a life changing event which shouldn’t be boxed only by the blinding flashes of the camera but instead its worthy to remain alive in my own collection of memories.meadow

Indeed, life is a journey bunched with surprises and unexpected moments. Just like when your crush crosses your way and says ‘hello’ to you, I can tell you can do nothing but freeze for a moment and stare savoring every second of it. For you, it might be one of the ‘best things in life’ however because of that rising mixed-up emotions of happiness and excitement you didn’t have enough reaction time to capture it with a camera. Nevertheless, best experiences and things in life are mostly those of behind the scenes and they are best captured by our own system of memory and stories to share.

Do you believe that the best things in life are those which the camera can never capture?

Well, I do.

Missing You

Missing You


Whenever I feel delighted, I always find myself suddenly frowning.

I wish you we’re here with me, enjoying this beautiful world together.

I do miss you. I really do.

Remembering every bit of you, I can feel my soul being ignited. Your scent that drives me fanatical. Your touch that secures me. Your stare that melts me. Your words that enthuse me. Your smile that completes me.

I may be lonely day by day but my heart never felt that I’m in solitude. Whenever I’m alone, I close my eyes and there I can see you.  I know that your love is with me. I can feel you. I wish I could just close my eyes ‘til the day you’ll be here by my side, again.

You are my greatest consolation. The photograph of you can feed my hungry soul.  You are my everyday vitamin. You’re making me strong . You nourishes my heart. You’re the cause why I stand with no fright and hesitation. Every time you give me your smiles, you brought me to a thousand miles.

Your love’s always been true and unconditional. You’re always there for every good times and bad times that I have gone through. That’s the reason why I gave this heart to you. I believe that we are meant to weep and laugh together. You are incomparable. No one in this world can replace you from my heart.

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Now, I’m alone again and the thought of you came flashing right in my mind again. You and I intertwined right in my heart everyday. This made my day a treasure and that gave me such pleasure.

I always believe that our love will last forever. That our love for each other will never fade. I know you feel the same way and I do trust your love.

BayanMall Offers New Sweet Delights!

BayanMall Offers New Sweet Delights!

Whatever season it is, sweets and deserts will always be a part of a Filipino’s delight. Cakes, polvorons, breads are just some of the sweet cravings Filipinos all over the world commonly share. That’s why BayanMall made a way to help you send these to the Philippines. Tour yourself on our webpage and take a quick look of our new and best-offered sweets.


  1. Breads

Give it a shot for our Goldilocks Apple Raisin Loaf for only 71.00 pesos. This tasty bread with apple raisins is fit for your healthy living diet because it contains no trans fat.

Here’s another Goldilocks product, the Dinner Rolls containing 12 pieces in a pack for as low as 68.16 pesos. This sweet bread rolls is also health and taste wise. It contains Vitamin A and has no amount of trans fat unlike other commercial breads in the market.


  1. Cake Rolls

Next to our list is the upbeat delicious cake rolls.

The Mocha nut Crunch Roll whole is flavored with mocha and caramel filling crushed with praline. The entire 17- long cake roll is ornamented with cream rosettes and chocolate decors with the entire crust surface covered with mocha butter cream icing. In just 417.48 pesos you can now buy this yummy 1200g cake roll.

We also have the famous Brazo Mercedes roll for only 433.10 pesos. This 1200g meringue roll is filled with golden yellow filling. It is also topped with a wavy sweet design and sprinkled with few bits of sugar.


  1. Greeting Cakes

Send these greeting cakes to your loved ones as they celebrate an important event of their lives. The Luscious Caramel Cake is a combination of mocha and vanilla delight filled with vanilla and caramel fillings. This caramel cake is garnished with caramel icing and sprinkled with caramel butter sauce. Taste this luscious caramel cake for only 575.10 pesos.

We also have Choco Chiffon Square with a size of 8×12 for only 702.90. Its large dimensions can perfectly feed many savoring stomachs with a sweet chocolate surprise.


  1. Polvoron

Entice positivity with these tasty and premium made polvorons.

The Peanut Polvoron pack contains 24 pieces of polvoron that will surely hook your taste for only 164.72 pesos.

While the Polvoron Selections is also another product sold in pack containing 20 pieces. Enjoy the yummy taste of these assorted polvorons for only 266.96 pesos.


  1. Premium Cakes

This batch of premium cakes will surely enchant you with its very promising taste.

The Choco Mousse (8-round) is a chocolate cake rich in moist choco butter and iced with freshly whipped cream. The creamy crust if carved with laces and cream borders with its top filled with chocolate chips. The entire cake is sprinkled with chocolate ganache and choco vermicelli. It costs as low as 773.90 pesos.

The Black Forest Cake is a chocolate cake filled with creamy cherry fillings. It is iced with chocolate sauce and flakes underneath the smoothened surface of whipped cream. The 1600g cake is garnished with sweet cherries and creamy rosettes. It only costs 837.00 pesos. BLACK FOREST CAKE BIG (8″ ROUND)


  1. Wedding Cakes

Buy wedding cakes and surprise the marrying couple with these wedding cakes delight! With the Romance Wedding Package, you can already have a 3-layer mocha fondant cake together with another six mini cakes for sponsors and 24 polvoron cakes for guests.

We also have the Promise Wedding Package with a single layer mocha fondant wedding cake and four miniature cake for guests and sponsors as well.

These are just a few of the many delicious cakes you can now purchase in BayanMall Online Shop. For further information and options, visit our webpage and scan the sweets that will click upon your taste. Enjoy shopping!



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Top 5 Latest and Affordable Android Smart Phones to Buy in the Philippines:

Which is which? A high quality at a high price or low quality at a low price?

The two above are the common options Filipinos give themselves when it comes to buying material things. Especially in terms of techie gadgets, in particular with smart phones which are out in the market. We become more conscious on the price rather than the quality of service and durability it can offer us. Why settle for less if you deserve more? After giving a shot with this article, surely you’ll have a pick of your Top 5 Latest and Affordable smart phones to buy in the Philippines.

Mobility and applications concept

MyPhone A818I Duo .

First on the list is the MyPhone A818I Duo. For as low as 3740 pesos you can now avail your best android Jelly Bean MPhone smartphone. This MyPhone touchscreen model has a 3.5 inch LCD with 3.2 fixed-focus camera megapixel plus a front camera. Thus, before you can scan for few photos you need to insert a micro USB to enable the access. It contains fun and interesting Pinoy Phone Apps. The operating system of this model is Andorid 2.3.5(Gingerbread).

Referring to its name, it is only limited to GSM and EDGE but you can connect to a WIFI source for browsing and net surfing. Its battery life is longer compared to the succeeding smartphones with a dual-sim capacity.


Cherry Mobile Life.

In just 3749.00 pesos you can have Cherry Mobile Life Android Jelly Bean dual sim smartphone, the second on the list of Top 5 Latest and Affordable smart phones to buy in the Philippines. The handset runs a bit faster with 1.3GHz dual core MT6572 processor and 512MB of RAM. However, it’s battery will only last for a quite shorter capacity of Li-Ion 1,500mAh battery.


Same with MyPhone Rain 2G, its LCD is 4-INCH wvga(400X800) display with a 5 Megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash and .3MP VGA front-Fcing camera perfect for a groufie or selfie. The Cherry Mobile Life has access to Wifi 802.11b/g/n/ Wifi Hotspot and supported with a GPS. Overall, its internal memory can hold up to 4GB of all files and applications. And again BE SMART with your SMARTPHONES!

Modern Phone Design

Cloudfone Excite 402

Next is the latest Cloudfone model, the Cloudfone Excite 402

costing only 4590.00 pesos. For such a low price, you can now enjoy a higher level of entertainment and fun with this 1.2GHzdual core processor MSM8225A Chip Set Android Jelly Bean phone.

Experience its 5 Megapixel rear-facing camera both at the back and front with its additional VGA shooter. Still, the touchscreen display is as wide as 4.0-inch Display, 800×480 resolution (233 pixels per inch).This magnificent handset just like the other two above also have a long battery life of 1,500mAh giving an all-in access to apps and widgets. This dual sim standby phone has an access to Wifi hotspots, GPS and Bluetooth 3G. This cloudfone model holds upto 4GB internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD Card and runs 512MB RAM.

 LG Optimus L5 E612

 As we meet to our last spot on the Top 5 Latest and Affordable smart phones to buy in the Philippines, let us take a look with another promising service of LG company with its LG Optimus L5 E612. With a low and justified price of 6740.00 pesos you can now enjoy a better version of LG Android jelly bean android phone. For such cost, you can now surf and browse the internet using your smartphone on a faster and non-stop internet connection. Thus, you can only use a single sim in this handset and use 32 GB Bluetooth connectivity GPRS 3G. It has a dimension OF 118.3x 66.5x 9.5 mm with 480x 320 megapixels.

Aside from the internet accessibility, it also has a battery standard capacity of LiIon 1500 mAh , 4GB internal memory storage and an expandable external memory allowing you to save and install more data and apps at the same time. Unlike the previous version, it has a better camera quality of 3.2 Megapixel at the back and VGA for the front camera.

Before we jump to the last entry of the Top 5 Latest and Affordable smart phones to buy in the Philippines, let’s review the previous entries. Take notice that all are sold in the market for a low price but offers a great quality of service and incentives. Unlike the other expensive models, these smartphones allow the average crowd to take pleasure in their Jelly Bean Android phone.

Fifth on the list, is none other than the O+ 8.52 dual android. This O+ handset running on a MT6577 1GHz dual core processor and a battery capacity of 1450mAh Li-Ion.. Unlike the MyPhone model, O+ 8.31z bids higher level of video rcording with 720p HD. Thus it also contains 512MB of RAM capacity on its memory service.

Its touchscreen display is 4-inch WVGA (480×800) IPS with a camera and VGA shooter and 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash.

One of the things that make this mobile sale stand out among others is that the handset package is air shuffle and can access to wifi hotspots and local internet networks.

Now that you’ve came to know the Top 5 Latest and Affordable smart phones to buy in the Philippines don’t think twice of buying. Remember, these smartphones are made affordable but not CHEAP and of low quality. You can trust in this for they are all produced and manufactured by your trustworthy and loving Filipino fellowmen.

Give your family a treat with these smartphones in the Philippines. Transact and order here at BayanMall Online Shop to create a techie surprise for them. With no delays and high additional expenses, send these as a gift to them whichever part of the country they may be.

Take a smart choice, choose the best at lesser price smartphones for you and your loved ones!

Choose, transact, order and send. Buy now!





Best Food Prepared on Christmas Eve

Best Food Prepared on Christmas Eve


Dear Mama,

Merry Christmas po diyan! Malayo ka man ngayon, kahit paano naibsan din ang lungkot ko. Salamat kina ate Sally, Junjun at Papa. Pati na rin sa mga kapitbahay nating sila aling Nena at Bennie maging sina Lola Tacio at Lola Teresita. Silang lahat ang nagpapagaan ng loob ko. Syempre, isama mo na diyan ang isang masarap at masayang handaan na sila ang kasama. Pero wala pa ring tatalo sa sarap ng luto mong hamonado, leche flan at syempre ang specialty mong pancit for long life!

Salamat nga pala sa padala at makakabili na kami ng keso de bola, rekados at baka kumasya na rin ang lechon. Ma, Masaya kami dito sana ikaw rin. Baling araw, magkakasama rin tayo muli at ngayon pa lang eh excited na ako. Sige ma, I love you! Ingat ka lagi diyan, Merry Christmas!



Christmas is one of the most awaited days in a year. Before the 25th of December everybody gets busy preparing their homes and place for a warm Christmas aura. During these days malls and market stores are surely packed up with many customers buying their Christmas presents and cards for their loved ones. Filipinos celebrate Christmas not only to refresh and have fun but most especially to spend a merry quality time with their friends and families. Aside from the gifts and tokens, what they always look forward to see is the bright and genuine smile of the people dear to them.

Thus, Filipinos are very sentimental but at the same time a big fan of delicious and tasty eating. Noche Buena or the Christmas Eve is an important part of the whole party duration. Or shall I say the part awaited by everyone. Well, who would not want to taste all the yummy and appetizing trays of Christmas food prepared in the Philippines?


Keso de Bola. Or also called as Edam cheese. From the name itself, this is a round yellow cheese coated with a red paraffin wax. It is one of the most requested variant of food during Christmas season. Keso de Bola compared to other kinds of cheese is just mildly salty, and has no smell at all. This cheese can be seen in malls and grocery stores sometimes packed in bulk. It is also often partnered with loaves of bread, peanuts and other sweet delights.

Ham. As most Filipinos would say, “Mawala na lang ang lahat wag lang ang hamonado at keso de bola sa handaan”. It is a famous original Filipino dish made up of roasted pork rinsed and cooked in the juice of pineapple, orange or better yet calamansi. Filipino dish consisting of pork cooked in pineapple (and/or orange, calamansi) juice. The ham is allowed to marinate for quite long to absorb the delicious and fresh fruit sap within its meat until the Christmas Eve.lechon-700x480


Barbecues and Lechon. These two are the part of the main dish in the Noche Buena. Barbecues such as chicken, pork, fish and hotdogs are quite a mainstream in every party food menu. Thus, commonly pork and chicken barbecues are prepared for Christmas. It is thoroughly marinated until it becomes tender juicy and ready to be cooked under the steam and smoke of fiery coals. Barbecues can be a great alternative for families who can’t afford to buy lechon. Lechon is known for its ‘worth savoring for’ taste and aroma. Filipinos always look forward to see this one whole piece of roasted pork. Though many can’t afford to buy it at its market cost, there are negotiable prices and alternatives for these lechon sensations.

Leche Flan. Leche flan has also been a part of traditional Filipino cuisines especially during Noche Buena. It is a custard dessert coated with egg and milk with caramel sauce on its surface. This sweet delight is known all over the world especially in Europe. Leche flan is also a perfect sweet present as we visit our loved ones during this special holiday.

Macaroni and Fruit Salad. After eating oily and meaty dishes, Filipinos tend to take the last portion of their meal. And that is none other than the sweets and deserts. Fruit and macaroni salad are just perfect to balance your appetite. The chunks and bits of fruits will allow the full stomachs to digest slowly and give a relaxing and vibrant feeling to the goers.

These are just some of the best foods prepared in the Philippines for Christmas. If you want to share your list of top 5 you can send us an email and let the whole world know. This Christmas, let’s make it memorable through giving it our best in preparing for the best!