Do you personally know someone who has become a hero when this pandemic started? I think we all do – a family member, a friend, a colleague, and even perhaps, you are one of these heroes I am referring to. People from the medical field like nurses and doctors are now known as the new breed of heroes – Pandemic Heroes. Aside from them, there are several other professions from the food and service industry that we can also consider heroes.
It’s summer and the weird weather made my girls thirst more not just for snacks that can keep their cool but for fun indoor activities as well. Due to our very tight budget (yes, you have read it right), we are mostly just at home and our outdoor activities normally happens during Sundays to attend the mass and mid-week for the market. That is already fun, we make sure there is learning and so as fun. It is honestly a challenge but I am a bit surprise of myself too that I have become good with budget meals and still serve kids with healthy snacks. We also have been making ice pops (ice candy), Buko Pandan or Lychee flavored gelatin and Mais con Hielo. Plus, we have been receiving servings of HaloHalo (from in laws) too.
As a SMM assistant, I have been consistently updating a client’s Pinterest account and learned a lot from it already. Home ideas, DIYs and life hacks as well. I have been pinning most of the ideas I get from everywhere in Pinterest and so as trying some, when I need to.
My elder daughter started sneezing and coughing hard Friday night during sleep and then suffered from colds, headache and low fever the next day. This may have been because we frequently grab something cold to drink and munch on. So, right before sleeping, I tried this on her:
I gave her a little massage as I rub ample amount of Vick’s Vapo-Rub on her neck, back and chest . Her little sister also insisted on having some in her feet and to put on her socks afterwards. I’ll have to make sure too to serve them with either Kalamansi juice or PJ. I have read from a Pinterest photo link that: “Pineapple Juice is 5 times more effective than cough syrup. It also prevents colds and flu.” We love Pineapple juice and so as munching the sweet fruit itself.
I am thankful to have learned a lot from Pinterest but I never liked to use any life hacks such as this one (cure tips) especially for my kids. Health is wealth as we say and parents would not want kids to suffer even from cough and colds. With this being said, I also have doubled their Vitamin C intake. This has worked for my kids every time.
I honestly can no longer remember the last movie I have seen. I can recall though that my elder daughter”s first movie was Narnia, way back when she was just almost 4yo if I am not mistaken. Glad that she liked the movie. After 5 years, she”s
now more interested with movies. She has requested few times to watch a movie with me. There were blockbuster movies we have failed to watch. I remember to have told her that sometime before she came, I worked at SM North EDSA cinema as an usherette. My contract even started Christmas day itself though my first day of duty was the 26th. I recall that I was in total amazement on how people lined up outside the cinema at the ticket booths to be able to see the MMFF movies in its opening day. It was a great experience to have rendered duty (when you are a newbie) at the peek of MMFF where there were several box office hits. I saw parents and kids ran inside the cinema just to get the best seat there is for them. Muro Ami was a blockbuster at that time.
I could also remember that MMFF normally select movies to be included in the festival through a thorough review and MMFF people picks one movie in each category (action, horror, drama, comedy & fantasy/adventure). Shake, rattle & Roll movies were a sure blockbuster back when I was still a kid. Changes became inevitable as the movie industry progress. MMFF 2011 features 2 horror movies, 3 comedy and 2 fantasy movies. Another observation is that, Eugene Domingo is in a supporting role to entries and lead role in one of the 3 episodes of Shake, Rattle & Roll. I guess, awesome Eugene Domingo herself is already a blockbuster. So, what movies are in store for us this MMFF?
Here”s the list:
1. Enteng Ng Ina Mo – Fantasy, Comedy – Vic Sotto & Ai Ai Delas Alas
2. My House Husband – Romantic Comedy – Judy Ann Santos & Ryan Agoncillo
3. Segunda Mano – Horror – Kris Aquino, DingDong Dantes & Angelica Panganiban
4. Shake, Rattle & Roll – Horror – Maricar Reyes, Kathryn Bernardo, Albie Casino, Paulo Avelino and Eugene Domingo
5. Panday 2 – Action, Fantasy – Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., Phillip Salvador, Iza Calzado & Marian Rivera
6. Yesterday, Today
& Tomorrow – Drama – Maricel Soriano, Gabby Concepcion, Heart Evangelista, Carla Abellana & Dennis Trillo
7. Manila Kingpin: The
Asiong Salonga Story – Action – George ER Estregan, Philip Salvador, Baron Geisler, Sam Pinto & Dennis Padilla
8. Hototay – Comedy – John Lapus, Ruffa Gutierrez, Andi Eigenmann, Lovi Poe and Melai Cantiveros
MMFF is the grandest movie festival here in the Philippines and almost every Filipino is in excitement waiting for the official list of movie entries to be announced. This year”s list is extravagant I must say. Having big names like Vic Sotto and AiAi, Judy Ann Santos, Kris Aquino, Bong Revilla, Marian Rivera, Maricel Soriano and Gabby Concepcion; one of the best MM movie festival for me. I have already asked my elder daughter which movie she would like to see in case I decide for us to have a movie date and she gladly responded with her top 3 movies. I am no longer sur[rised that she didn”t mention SRR 13, she”s a coward with horror movies.
the trailer of the first movie my elder daughter K wants to see… Enteng Ng Ina Mo. I still don”t know if we will be able to pursue with our movie date and as to when. So, which movie do you think will hit as the top grosser or blockbuster ? Which movie will win most of the awards? Who will win as Best Actress and Best Actor? Let us all find out on the 28th.
Photo from Google
I had a great week. Definitely one of the bests I ever had. I got hired as a researcher with a help of a friend. This means that I get to work from home, be with the kids and still earn. Soon, if this career as a freelancer booms, I”ll be debt free.
=) Another good news is that my elder daughter landed at Rank 4 for their 1st quarter even though she”s had some not-so-good exam results in Math & HEKASI. Still, she managed to make me smile and reminded me to help her keep the focus. Sunday was fun-filled, totally! Tiring maybe but definitely a date to remember. My friend/neighbor Vangie & Sam will soon be leaving for the US and we had a farewell get together for them. I was 30 minutes late (LoL!) but still was able to catch up the fun and yummy treat at Red Box, Trinoma.
And since I don”t have a camera anymore, I had to grab these photos from my other “royale kumares”.
I”m joining Yummy Sunday this time. Have I mentioned before that I so love nachos? We had nachos at Red Box but, t”was not what made me decide joining Yummy Sunday today but this oh-so-yummy-chocolate-cake!
As soon as it landed my (almost) drooling mouth, the soft velvety cake itself melted in it. I”ll borrow the famous tag line, but just part of it – “it melts in your mouth…it”s something I didn”t expect!” haha! The cake tasted like heaven. I would have finish a big slice (or did I?) if I wasn”t sharing the plate with Mommies Jo-Ann & Mitch..ha ha! The taste makes me want something like this on my birthday…but Vanj will be in the US by then. Sob!
I will truly miss you mareng Vanj. So as Sam. Our friendship is something. It was like any relationship, tested by time and chances. I am happy that we conquered the test and remained friends. You”ll be physically and geographically miles away but the memories will always be here in our hearts. Ate Keanna”s saddened too but positively said she”ll talk or chat with Sam instead. I wish you all the luck as you open your doors to a new beginning. You may be bound for few more challenges but I”m sure you”ll succeed it. Keep the faith in Him Mare and you”ll definitely go a long way. Take care and remember that we are always here, just a PM or buzz away.
Take care and have a safe trip!
We love you & Sam.
Oh, I forgot to mention that the cake was made by Vanj. Get ready for a yummy treat IL. haha!
The 3rd face off has to happen thus will end the futile debate as to who really is better… Pacquiao or Marquez?
“Fear me!” – said by the WBO/WBA lightweight champion Juan Miguel Marquez. The Mexican is truly aware that he”s strong. Pacquiao eve
n admitted that Marquez is his hardest opponent. With that in mind, Manny is set and ready for a 10 weeks training instead of the regular 8 weeks training he did with his other fights. So he really has to put an effort huh?!
Marquez on the other hand, after their 2 controversial fights, became a lot more serious and determined to prove that he is rather, he should win and end this match. He”s gonna train hard too in preparation to their November 13 fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. There was a boxing analyst though that mentioned this is yet another mismatch and another one said that Manny will not beat El Dinamita but wreck him.
The so called “El Dinamita” (Manuel Marquez) was here in the Philippines ( went to US today)and last Saturday was memorable for the two fighters. It was their Philippine face off, to start their Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3 promo tour. A report confirmed about 200,000 people attended the said event. After the event, that”s where Manny Many Prizes was held. Manny, who hosts the said TV show signed and awarded a huge 1M check to a lucky contestant winner. The very busy & generous Manny Pacquiao manages to balance sports, hosting, singing, and writing. He now writes a regular sports column for Abante and Philboxing.com. It is one way to reach out to his fans and share his experiences and tips as a boxer.
November is just few weeks away and like many of us, I am hopeful that Manny will put an end to this match with a win. By then, we can maybe say that the fight is truly worth the wait. I am equally hopeful to win a blackberry phone too from a Facebook contest so I can be updated with each punch these 2 great boxers throw each other. LoL!
Please pardon the quality of the video.
I”d like to thank everyone who joined the fun! This was my very first giv
eaway and it inspired me to hostanother one before September ends. I guess a birthday giveaway would be fun, what do you think?
Again, congratulations to all winners of the caravan entries and to my own giveaway”s winner – CZAROMA! I”m sure your daughter will love these hairbows. Please email or PM me your mailing address so I can have it shipped.
Have fun everyone. Hello September!
Christmas countdown starts today. =)