The Most Valuable 40 Life Lessons

Well, it’s my birthday! Not quite sure when that happened but yeah, I turn another year older today. *yikes!*  I’m pretty sure it was just yesterday that I got myself into my first job interview, got hired, and worked myself to the top to provide the best life possible for my family, especially my mom. But clearly, it wasn’t yesterday. Not even close. I lost my mom, got more wrinkles, more cellulite, and yes, more wisdom.  So as an ode to...
CategoryFAITH + Reflections
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2016 Highlights + Happy New Year!

Hello, hello! I know it’s the mid-part of the first month of the year but it’s never too late to do a recap of my favorite moments and things I am most grateful for in 2016, right?  Amidst the challenges and health hiccups here and there, I’d say that 2016 has been a good one because of  a lot of things He has showered me with. Ready to see the highlights of my 2016? Here we go…    BABY AYZLE Together with my...
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Minatamis na Saging

Our employees loves to shower us with food — from vegetables freshly harvested, native chicken, fresh picked fruits, down to local snacks. One morning, after our driver blessed us with lots of Saba banana, the husband asked me to make him sweetened banana. That’s when I realized that, albeit a childhood favorite, I’m not sure how it is done because I have never made one myself since it has always been mom who does it for us. So today, I’m sharing with you the recipe to...
CategoryHappy Tummy
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Bicol Express

My family and I grew up loving spicy foods. I guess we took it from mom, coming from a half-Chinese, half-Bicolana (Spanish) that she is, she loves everything spicy! One of my most favorite spicy foods that she used to prepare for us is what I’m about to share with you today. “Bicol Express is a popular Filipino dish popularized in the district of Malate and Manila but made in traditional Bicolano style. A stew made from long chilies, coconut milk,...
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Keep Calm and Give Thanks

Give thanks to the Lord for He is good! His love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34)  2015 is about to end… Amazing how time flies! Have you taken the time to look back on how your year went? Of the things, people, or events you’re grateful for? Honestly, I haven’t done t myself because somehow it scared me. I wasn’t so sure if there’s anything I’d see. Well, until I attended Pursuit Manila’s year-ender gathering…  Earlier, I woke up and left the...
CategoryFAITH + ReflectionsStories
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How 5 Very Simple Ways Can Make Dad Feel Special on Father’s Day

It’s almost Father’s Day!   This month’s Friday Five is dedicated to all the hardworking, loving and supportive man in our lives. The first man we get to know in our lives, who have served as good role models and helped us become who we are today — confident and strong human beings that we are.. our father.  Apart from the usual gift giving and dining out, how else can we make Father’s day extra special? I’ve listed below 5 sure fire ways...
CategoryLiving
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5 Fun Activities to Do with Your Kids this Summer

It’s almost Summer! Are you ready and just as excited as I am about it? I sure hope so cos I am, I am!  School year 2014-2015 has been quite challenging and somewhat stressful to our little lady.. this is why even before the school year has ended I’ve already map out several activities that we can do and places to go to which I think will not only offer a different kind of learning experience but also FUN activities not just for our little lady but for our little...
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