Last year, travel buddies Maureen Jane and Rus Barrameda were expecting their first child, the fruit of their 11-year relationship.
But before transitioning into parenthood, the lovebirds had one wish--a relaxing trip that will allow them to prepare for the big challenge ahead.
"We wanted to have our last trip for this year," said Rus.
"Siyempre, we're planning the next months to be more relaxed for her (Maureen), so she can prepare to give birth."
Little did the Barramedas know that they would get what they wanted, simply by taking a photo with their trusted all purpose cleaner, and joining a fun contest along with other Filipino families.
THE DAILY GRIND
As a professional event coordinator, Rus spends most of his time on the road, while Maureen handles household chores. On weekdays, they both wake before sunrise, gear up for a busy day, and rumble into the city.
Despite being pregnant, Maureen opted not to hire a helper. She wanted to personally take care of her husband by cooking for him and ensuring that their home is spotless.
According to Maureen, one of the most time-consuming chores is cleaning the bathroom and kitchen.
"Kapag ikaw lang ang maiiwan para maglinis sa bahay, ang iniisip mo, paano mo tatapusin 'to?" she said, adding that she's lucky to have found her trusted cleaning partner, Mr Muscle®.
With Mr Muscle®, Maureen said she no longer spends most of her time scrubbing the tiles and toilet bowl. All she has to do is to pour the product onto surfaces needing cleaning, and wait for it to do the trick.
"Spray lang namin sa bowl, sa tiles, sa sink, tapos magagawa na niya 'yong kaya niyang gawin," said Rus, who described Mr Muscle® as an all-around, overachieving helper.
THE FAMILY FLY AWAY PROMO
In 2017, Mr Muscle® launched the Family Fly Away Promo, which aims to reward their loyal customers with an all-expense-paid trip to Boracay or Singapore.
Maureen and Rus took their chance and went an extra mile by being very creative in making their entry--even if it meant bringing a bottle of Mr Muscle® all purpose cleaner on their trip to Cebu. They took a photo with the bottle while enjoying the view.
Although they had confidence in their entry, the couple did not have high expectations of winning the promo because of the number of entries submitted. Win or lose, what matters is they had a good time joining the contest, they said.
Despite their uncertainty, their entry was selected winner of the Boracay trip.
A bright sunshine greeted the couple when they arrived at the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport in Caticlan on September 2.
Waiting for them was an exclusive van service and motorboat from one of Boracay's most luxurious hotels, The Lind. Maureen and Rus checked in at a Garden Room, which featured a majestic view of the hotel's Instagram-worthy pool and architecture.
Their accommodation was complete with daily breakfast, complimentary refreshments, and use of amenities. All these were perfect for Maureen, who only wanted to chill, relax, and contemplate a bright future with her family.
"First time ko 'to na ganito kagandang hotel, kasi parang mula sa airport may sundo. Tapos may private boat kami, tapos may sarili kaming van papunta dito. This is a very luxurious experience," said Maureen.
The couple also received pocket money from Mr Muscle®, which allowed them to eat at any restaurant of their choice and buy souvenirs for their loved ones and friends.
On the second day of the trip, they took some time to check out the quieter side of Boracay, where they enjoyed some "babe time." By night, they strolled along the White Beach, watched fire dancers, listened to local bands, and met new friends.
It was the kind of getaway they wanted before entering parenthood. It was the right combination of fun, peace, and relaxation they both deserved.
"Thanks Mr Muscle® for giving us this kind of treatment, knowing na less hassle na sa paglilinis. This is the best experience na maibibigay niyo sa inyong mga suki katulad namin," said Rus.
As a way to thank their sponsor, Rus even created a short AVP of their entire trip, which highlighted his beautiful wife who will soon to be the mother of his first child.
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