My “My Shopping Box” Experience

What is My Shopping Box?

My Shopping Box is a forwarding company.

If you want to order something from US and you don not have someone there to send you your package, the My Shopping  Box can do that for you.


As of 2013/09/24

AIR Freight

  • 5.99 USD per pound (TRIVIA: the weight of 3 iphones is almost a pound)
  • Delivery line: 10-12 Working days

Sea Freight

  • 2.99 USD per pound

How to Use

STEP 1: Register to My Shopping Box

Registration Requirements:

  • Credit Card – you need a credit card to pay My Shopping Box Bills

I listed the links were you can register to My Shopping Box below.

For BDO credit card holders

Currently My Shopping Box has a promo that will end on December 31, 2013

For non-BDO credit card holders

I will not discuss the registration process in detail.

STEP 2: Receive your US Address

After a successful registration, you will receive a confirmation email from My Shopping Box that contains the US Address that you will use on your shopping galore from US Online Sellers!

STEP 3: Shopping!

This is my most favorite STEP! SHOPPING!

Now you can shop from US Online Sellers like Amazon, ebay etc. Upon checkout, use the My Shopping Box US Address received from STEP 2 as your shipping address. 

Step 4: Authorize Shipment

My Shopping Box will email you when the your packaged arrived at their suite. 

Below is the exact email that I received when the packaged arrived at their suite.

Automatic message generated by MY-SHOPPINGBOX.COM

Package(s) have been received at your My-ShoppingBox suite. 
Please click on the link below to view package details and authorize shipment. 

Thank you and continue to enjoy the MY-SHOPPINGBOX.COM experience. 


STEP 5: Pay for Shipping Fee

When the package arrived at My Shopping Box Suite, this is the only time that you can authorize the shipment. You need to login to your account and authorize your shipment. This is also the time that you will pay My Shopping Box using your credit card. They will send you a confirmation email that they are already “packing your package” (hahaha!)

Below is the exact email I received from My Shopping Box

Thank you for your order. We shall pack and ship your merchandise and send
you a confirmation by email.

The Shipment Reference is also your consignment note number which you can use
to track the status and delivery of your shipment. All you need to do is enter
the number in our AWB track and trace facility.

Should you need any assistance or have any concerns, please contact
us through any of the following:
by email

Thank you and continue enjoying the my-shoppingbox experience.


STEP 6: Received the package

Based on My Shopping Box, the delivery line for Air Freight packages is 10-12 working days. But for my case, it only takes 7 working days! Yahoo!!

Note: you will not pay anything when you received your package! Remember that!


That’s it!

Please also share your My Shopping Box Experience here!


Hakab na 2013

I can say that I am a Filipino, by birth, by heart, by mind! But, when I heard about the “Hakab Na” event by breastfeeding pinay last august 3, I asked myself, what is “hakab”?

Shame on me eh? I can say that I am a breastfeeding advocate but I don’t know the meaning of “hakab”. For my readers who doesn’t know the meaning of “hakab”, may clue na ba kayo?

Well shame no more for me and for you readers. Hakab meannnnnsssss “LATCH”! Sows!

Sorry for the long introduction.


August is Breastfeeding month. For me, ” Hakab Na : Breastfeeding Mob” was a very good way to start breastfeeding month. This event was held last August 3 at Aristocrat Manila . Many moms participated on this event. On this event, moms and their child will all together “hakab” while chanting “hakab na! Hakab na!”.

This event should be held on an open field, but unfortunately , hindi nakisama ang weather :( But thanks to aristocrat, they let us celebrate the event inside their restaurant.



My Coldy Cold Ice Pack from Saizen

It’s been 5 months since I started pumping at work. At the end of the day, I have to transport my breastmilk from our office back to our home. One thing you need to remember is to keep your breastmilk cool/cold to avoid spoilage. So you need a good quality insulated/thermal bag aaaaaaaannnnnndddddd GOOD ICE PACK.

Before I went back to work, I’d researched what ice packs are available here in Manila. There is “Nano Ice” by Babymama. Techni Ice that you can purchase from Sulit vendors. At SM department stores, they have Coleman and Rubber Maid ice packs.

I tried the Coleman ice pack “bag” (“bag because they have the ice pack in a plastic container) but I think it is not good for long term use. The ice pack plastic warps :( Thus, I switch to this (refer to the image below)


I bought this from Saizen at Robinson’s Magnolia for only 88 pesos per ice pack. What I like about this ice pack is, the gel substance is sealed in a plastic container, not plastic bag, thus prevents the risk of “matapon ang laman pag natusok” :)

Below is a picture of my Motherly Bag with my ice packs :) Douzo!


What are Lacta Hoops?


Lacta Hoops are breastfeeding/nursing bracelet that help mothers remember which side of the breast they last nursed. The bracelet is reversible so just flip it and you’ll know what side of the breast to offer on your next feeding.

Some mother uses scrunchies, pony tails, clips, pins etc. but some of these items offer risk to your baby, like pins.  Lacta Hoops is made of 100% silicone (the material used for making some baby toys). It is also food grade and non-toxic. It is also cold and hot resistant therefore you can sterilize it!

It is also a good fashion accessory :) since it is soft and does not contain choking hazard (like beaded bracelets). You can also use it to a distracted baby while nursing.

You can check this link to know how the Lacta Hoops are used :)

Lacta Hoops are also perfect for baby shower gift! And it can also remind the expectant mother to breastfeed :p

You can purchase your own Lacta Hoops at BabyBabsStore

You can also visit Lacta Hoop official site,

Recommended Breastmilk Storage Period

Recommended Breastmilk Storage Period

Reference: Dietary Prescription Food Guide Pyramid Second Edition: for Filipino Infants, Children and Adolescents by Philippine Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

When my son started eating solids, our pediatrician gave us a pamphlet about the diet of Filipino infants, children and adolescents. The title is “Dietary Prescription Food Guide Pyramid Second Edition: for Filipino Infants, Children and Adolescents”.

The pamphlet also contains the recommended breastmilk storage period. I create a “table form” of the said information.

You can also check this link for more information

July 16 is National Children’s Book Day : Basa mga Kapatid!


I did not know that there is a National Children’s Book Day here in the Philippines. Now I know hahah ! Basahan ang ating mga anak ng Pilipinong libro. Tiyak pag laki nila makakamit nila ang talentong totoo! hahahah (Nag re-ready na sa Linggo ng Wika :p)

Originally posted on :

July 16 is the 30th National Children’s Book Day.  It is celebrated every 3rd Tuesday of July to commemorate the publication of  “Matsing at Pagong” , one of the fables submitted by Dr. Jose Rizal to Trubner’s Oriental Record, a European magazine in 1885.

Andres Bonifacio takes center stage in this year’s NCBD to mark his 150th birth anniversary.  “Basa mga Kapatid”, summarizes NCBD’s call to young readers, parents and educators to support and promote Philippine Children’ s Literature.


The Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), an organization whose main advocacy is the development of children’s literature in the Philippines gives tips on how we can celebrate this year’s NCBD.  Read their simple and interesting list here.

Nanaystrip’s Project Raise A Reader joins this year’s NCBD celebration by committing to build our library of Philippine children’s literature.  Browsing through my growing book lists, I…

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