Jackie’s Food Hub

I’m all support for a dear friend’s business venture. I have seen how she has diligently planned for this to come true.

People from the North, let me inform you that Jackie’s Food Hub has opened its first 2 food carts at Howmart Road, Brgy. Apolonio Samson. My friend Yang and her partner had their dreams slowly turn to reality.

Jackie’s Food Hub offers Sisig, Lechon Kawali and Nachos for only Php50. Japanese siomai and pork siomai is also available at a very affordable price. Yang also offers her very own, home-made condiments such as shrimp paste, Chili paste, Garlic oil, Ginger oil, Pickled chili, and Pinakurat (Spiced Vinegar). All these products and her biz itself is of course, DTI registered.

Pork Sisig and Nachos was a hit at yesterday’s launch. Soon, few more food cart “branches” will open in the nearby areas.

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I am but a proud friend. Who would not keep going if your mere presence is much appreciated by her very own granddaughter, Mica? Mica has always been Yang’s inspiration and so as her blessing. I am sure Yang will succeed in this business venture.

5 Day Gratitude Challenge

I was tagged by a dear friend, Joy of  JoyRide and so I decided to create a 2-in-1 post at first. To not lose the momentum, I guess.

Sept. 14, I am grateful for..

– the person who found Nhald’s wallet. Our faith in humanity is still there because of him/them.
– the ability to recognize something good out of an obvious mistake. We got the chance to go out together as partners, it was quite an adventure.
– the simple fact that my kids’ have the ability to take care of each other while Mom & Dad is out.

Sept. 15. I am grateful for…

– an additional rest day for the kids and that Malacañang initiated the suspension of classes as early as last night because of thypoon Luis.
– my awesome clients for the trust they have given me.
– Keanna’s achievement for the 1st grading period.

I have this posted in my Facebook account but since we are promoting something really good here, it is best to share it in public too. So, if you were tagged by a friend, be it on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or through blogs and other social media websites, go ahead and join in. You will be surprised as to how much there is to really be thankful for instead of wasting our time with all the what-if’s and I should have’s.

Have a great day everyone!

Saying I’m Sorry

I have recently found a TV show for kids – Sheriff Callie’s Wild West!

The very first episode we have watched (Roey and I) has this song entitled “Saying I’m Sorry!” And it has become part of Roey’s favorite songs list from then on. Both my kids love to sing and that particular song is something any Mom will recommend. It is not just so easy to sing, it is also meaningful. Meaningful in the sense that it teaches the importance of saying “I’m Sorry”. Educating my kids with good manners and values is on top of my parenting priorities. I am not alone in this for sure.

Here’s the lyrics of the song from Sheriff Callie’s Wild West:

Sayin’ you’re sorry
isn’t always easy to say.
But those two little words can
help a lot to save a friendship any day.

Sayin’ you’re sorry
isn’t always easy to do.
But you’ll feel good when you apologize
and your friend will feel better too.

Sometimes we all say some things
we wish we could take back.
That’s the time to apologize and
get your friendship back on track.

Sayin’ I’m sorry isn’t always easy to say.
But those two little words
could help a lot to save
a friendship any day.

Sayin’ you’re sorry
isn’t always easy to do.
But you’ll feel good when you apologize
And your friend will feel better too.

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Go ahead and try to search it in YouTube and sing along with your kids. In the end, even if you didn’t have to say you are sorry, you will sure feel good.

Friend For Keeps

Friend For Keeps

“A friend is someone whole reaches for your hand, but touches your heart.”

Kathleen Grove

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I have been inspired to try back my love for photography as soon as I got my Cherry mobile Flare phone. Together with my childhood friends, we visited a resort in Bulacan. The kids had so much fun especially Roey who got to play again with Miggy. Miggy is just almost a year older than her and the two get along pretty well. I hope that their friendship, just like their Moms’ last a lifetime.
 

Uplifting Our Spirits

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Last February, we have welcomed the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary at home. We have offered our prayers and lifted up to her our heart’s desires. A week of praying the rosary truly lifted our spirits. I am but glad that my daughters, at their young age, willingly prayed the rosary with me. My elder daughter even invited some friends to pray with us. Having the Blessed Virgin Mary’s image at home brought back a lot of memories to me. I have once been a member of Block Rosary and Legion of Mary back my High School days. I was very active during my sophomore and junior year in fact. My childhood friends and I would always pray and join the Block Rosary prayer brigade.

“Block Rosary is a Mother’s call to her children. Block Rosary is designed in Heaven and brought to earth by the Mother of God. Block Rosary neighbors PRAY together; Block Rosary Neighbors STAY together.”

(*source – Block Rosary Crusade Nigeria website)

With this, it gave me a feeling of wanting to have both my kids be as active as I was at church before. It wouldn’t  just bring them closer to Him but also would definitely bring out the best in them. Most parents would agree with me in that fact for sure.

This really calls for the Stef that was… thanks for the Blessed Virgin Mary’s visit and I hope it won’t be the last.

 

A Hobby & A Giveaway!

My friend asked me to make an invitation and tarpaulin for my Godson Miggi”s 3rd birthday. I gladly said yes sine I haven”t done any scrapbooking lately. I decided to look for freebies that I can use for the Angry Birds theme. I found one from Shery K Designs and I am very thankful that it made my project cute and it was done with ease. I also found a Dora The Explorer and Minni Mouse theme I might download too in preparation for my daughter”s birthday as well. This site is really awesome.

Thank you as well to my friend Hazel who owns Funtastic Shots Photobooth. She helped me with some Photoshop tips. I am happy with the outcome of the Angry bird themed invitation and tarp I made specially for Miggi.


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Thanksgiving: Wherever You Are!

My childhood friend married a US citizen but their family is based in Japan. It just proves well that wherever you are, you can still celebrate Thanksgiving and any other celebrations, right?

Look at these photos and you’ll definitely feel the spirit of Thanksgiving. Thanks Marilyn for the photos.

It was when I worked for Convergys that I learned more about Thanksgiving Day. That it is being celebrated every 4th Thursday of November and it’s well celebrated just like Christmas. For some, it’s more grand. And, did you know that the first Thanksgiving Day lasted for 3 days? Interesting, right?

Baked or roasted turkey is normally the center of attraction in a Thanksgiving dinner table. That’s why some refer this day as “Turkey Day”. Aside from literally giving thanks, most communities run something like a food drive to help and serve food to the less fortunate ones. Which for me is really a blessed thing to do.

Families gather to celebrate and have dinner together. The more, the merrier!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Lunch At Red Box

The Appetizer

Main Dish

Dessert

Red Ribbon cake

Friends & my kids

All these has made an ordinary day extra special. Thanks Jo, Lyn, Chad, and Mac for taking time. I really appreciate it.  Hoping this isn’t the first and last get together. Next time, I wish we could be with our other friends too.

Red box is a nice place for get together like this and for other occasions too.  It’s okay to have your kids with you since there is a designated room for each group to enjoy their food and good music too. My elder daughter had a great time singing and my toddler enjoyed the fish fillet and Turon they served. The cake was yummy too, t’was not from Red Box though but from Red Ribbon. A gift from my childhood friends. Thank you! You guys made me feel or should I say reminded me that it is my birth anniversary, ha ha!

Cheers to a good & happy life!

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Hair Bows Gift

Hair Bows Gift

Pretty Masheng

I was finally able to send Masheng our gifts for her birthday. I was a very late hair bows gift for the pretty celebrant but we”re definitely glad she liked them. Masheng even said she wears it at school. I have made several hair bows and if you”ll remember, I have hair bows as prizes for my Pasko sa Agosto giveaway. I plan to sell the ones I have made and will most likely post them here too or in Facebook.