• Events,  Family,  food,  Uncategorized

    Christmas Lunch

    Christmas, the Filipino way, would not be complete without special meals that is shared during Noche Buena (Christmas Eve dinner) and Christmas lunch. There are a great line of popular Filipino dishes that has been loved for generations. It has been the family’s tradition to spend Christmas lunch at an aunt’s place. For this year, I was able to prepare and brought a special and healthy meal, Chopseuy with quail eggs. This Chopseuy was inspired by the recipe I got online. It was perfect in the midst of Lechon Kawali, Buttered Shrimp, Menudo, Rellenong Bangus, Pork & Tofu, Hamonado, Leche Flan and Macaroni Salad. This by far, is the best…

  • Our Favorite Filipino Christmas Food
    Dessert,  food

    Our Favorite Filipino Christmas Foods

    A lot of Filipinos can name their list of favorite Filipino Christmas foods, but these two tops our own. As soon as September starts, you will spot few food vendors offering both Bibingka and Puto Bumbong. That brings you the Christmas feels already because at that same time of the year, Christmas songs are played in radio stations too! We all know how long the Christmas celebration is in the Philippines, right? Yes, it is being celebrated until Epiphany, the feast of the three wise men. Bibingka is included in the Top 10 Filipino Christmas Recipes by Panlasang Pinoy. It is rice cake that is made made from milled glutinous rice, sugar, coconut…

  • Protecting Your Bump Now and Beyond
    Family,  Finance,  Money Matters

    Protecting Your Bump Now and Beyond

    Here is one way to protecting your bump now and beyond. We all know that pregnancy is an amazing journey. Parenthood is another, be it your first or third time. But as a parent, a Mother to be exact, how can you ensure that you can protect yourself and even your child now and in the future? The thought of bringing someone into the world whom you will rear and love unconditionally is a feeling like no other. Excitement can sometimes be overwhelming. Definitely exciting, I must say. But, just like any other major life-changing responsibilities, you have to make sure you are prepared to take on the daunting yet…

  • Giveaway,  Products,  Social Media

    Beauty Station PH Giveaway Winners

    Beauty Station PH Giveaway Winners! I am totally excited calling myself as one Beauty Station PH giveaway winner! How much excitement do you get after learning you won from a giveaway from a certain social media platform? I had so much, honestly. It was not my first time winning, but the feeling and the “winning” that you can actually share means a lot more. I recently joined an online giveaway Beauty Station PH started in Facebook, called #HelloBeautyWanderer. One of the requirements besides to like and follow their Facebook page is to also tag two of your friends. Tagged two of my real life “kumares”, Faye and Amy. After a few days,…

  • Life Contentment Tips For The Millennial and For Parents
    Family,  Words

    Life Contentment Tips For The Millennial and For Parents

    A mom friend shared a note in Facebook, a life contentment tips list. That list has inspired me. I ended up picking a few from the list she shared and added a few of my own and came up with this contentment tips. Some may say that they have read that from somewhere already, that is great then. Here is another reminder. This may also serve as a short list of life hacks that the millennial babies and young parents can consider. Ensure your kids attend a good, affordable school (expensive schools doesn’t guarantee good results). Have time and give your kids good training at home. Rent apartments you can…

  • Some Things To Remember During A Cemetery Visit With Kids and Babies
    Events,  Family

    Some Things To Remember During A Cemetery Visit With Kids and Babies

    It has been a Filipino tradition to visit our departed loved ones at the cemetery during the “Undas” season (All Saints Day and All Souls Day), with the whole family. As a kid, I grew up “tomb hopping” as we visit relatives and I enjoyed collecting melted candles. The cemeteries in Manila get so crowded that some LGU had to limit and sometimes no longer allow cars inside, people had to walk. I did experience a tiring walk as a kid. If you are to bring kids with you at the cemetery, what should you prepare and expect as well? How do we keep them safe and at the same…

  • Eggplant With Pork Bits Adobo
    Family,  food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen,  Recipe

    Eggplant With Pork Bits Adobo

    In one of my previous posts, I have mentioned that my kids eat eggplant veggie. They only differ in how they prefer it to be cooked. Another challenge for the Mom, right? To be honest, I really do not have issues in making my girls eat vegetables. They got used to it. There is always a certain kind of veggie in the dinner table. When I saw this Eggplant Adobo dish on TV, it caught my attention. During weekdays, I get to watch a morning show called “Magandang Buhay”. It is hosted by celebrity moms, Melai Cantiveros, Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal. In one of their most recent episodes, they…

  • FMS Photo A Day: September 4 – Sauce : Filipino Dish
    food,  hobby,  In the Kitchen,  Market

    FMS Photo A Day: September 4 – Sauce : Filipino Dish

    I’d like to also share here my entry to FMS Photo-a-day for September 4, a Filipino dish called Laing. That in the photo is how I want it to be, a little saucy. Most of the time, this Filipino dish is spicy but I didn’t crush those chili. My hubby did when he took some on to his plate, though. Laing is one of the many delicious dishes that hails from the region of Bicol. My Mom was a true-blooded Bicolana from the province of Camarines Sur, in Buhi town. Bicol is geographically big, there are several versions of Laing out there and almost all, spicy! This Filipino dish is made…

  • Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes
    food,  In the Kitchen,  Recipe

    Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes

    Chicken with Creamy Corn and Potatoes is definitely a new dish for me, for the family. As a Mom, have you ever experienced asking yourself what dish to prepare for your family as soon as you open your eyes in the morning? It is quite challenging especially if you are a working Mom, right? Even if you are like me who work from home, it is really a test.  There are many things to consider in preparing everyday dishes for the whole family. It has to be healthy. It has to be something that everyone will eat… and appreciate – a bonus! One morning, I already know I am to…

  • Learning A Lot From That Shout Out
    entertainment,  personalities,  Social Media

    Learning A Lot From That Shout Out

    Here is what happened before the shout out, our conversation. K: (Happy in her fan state of mind) “Ni-like ni Jameson yung mga banner na gawa ko.” Me: “Talaga? Maganda iyong may drawing mo as background.” And he picked that particular banner. That was his shoutout. That was his “Thank You!”. She used the free app, Canva and felt proud of herself as there was not much effort from her. My daughter responded with kindness, picked a free template, added photo and edited it a little. The fan girl in her was just happy. Next day… I had to hug her tight and wipe her tears. I gave her back…