Usapang Labada: Managing our Household Laundry

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I have my favorite clothes. Clothes, that no matter how many other clothes are in the closet, I always end up wearing. So when it looks worn out in just a few washes or worst kapag natalsikan ng bleach, gusto ko umiyak. Plus, I’m not sure kung Amazona ang laundry woman namin because numinipis ang […]

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5 Simple Ways to Ensure Safety of your LPG with Petron Gasul

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I’m a very practical mom. Whenever I am buying something for the house I always compare with other products in the market in terms of quality, quantity and price. That is probably the reason why I take 10 years to do my grocery shopping. But there are some things that are already a given. No […]

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Clean Home = Clear Mind = Full Pocket

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I have a full closet, nag-uumpaw!  O di ba parang I have so many clothes but when it is time to dress up, haaay, wala akong masuot!  Half or maybe 1/4 of them kasi I don’t use anymore.  Some are faded already, others are when I was 20 pounds lighter (baka sakali pumayat eh), some […]

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My Great Food: Super Duper Helpful Meal Planning and Recipe Tool for Filipino Moms

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One of my most dreaded tasks as a homemaker is meal planning.  I drag my lazy hands to put the pen to the paper and start planning the menu for the week.  I go crazy menu planning while considering the likes and dislikes of 5 people (including me) who are not very timid showing their […]

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Real Property Tax Deadline for QC is March 31, 2014

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Hi!  Just reminding everyone in QC area to pay your real property tax before March 31, 2013 to avail of discount and to avoid penalties.  We just paid ours yesterday and it took less than 15 minutes!  Yes, world record for a government office!  But I went there 4:40pm in order to avoid the crowd.  […]

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Checklist for your Home and Kids while You’re on Travel

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True to form,  I am stress organizing my a week away 10 day trek in Nepal. Apart from the checklist I have for my travel, checklist for the office and turning on my “I will be away” reply in my email,  I have a looong list for my kids and our household helpers who will […]

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Is it Time for a Gadget Upgrade?

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I’m not really a gadgets fan.  I mean I don’t necessarily have to have the latest cell phone every month of the year.    As long as the gadget is serving my needs,  I just frugally wait for it to die out on me. For the longest time,  I was on Nokia N73 and only changed […]

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Real Property Tax Deadline for QC is March 31, 2013

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Hi!  Just reminding everyone in QC area to pay your real property tax before March 31, 2013 to avail of discount and to avoid penalties.  We just paid ours this morning at 7am and the whole process just took 1.5 hours.  Discount on real property tax is applicable for annual payments only.  For Quezon City […]

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Practical Tips to Welcome the Year of the Water Snake 2013

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First practical tip is to put a fountain on the northeast part of your house.  Kidding:-) February 10, 2013 is the day we welcome the Year of the Water Snake and like most Filipino-Chinese families our house is gearing up for practical ways to usher in good luck for the New Year.  Here are some […]

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Color of the Year 2013 is Emerald Green: What does it mean?

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What is the color of the year?  I am always excited to know the color of the year.  And it is not because I am fashion conscious, I’m waaay too not that.  I would like to know because I would like to embrace it.  Each New Year and the color it carries, brings a new […]

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Do’s and Don’ts in Regifting

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Regifting according to Wikipedia is the act of taking a gift that has been received and giving it to somebody else, sometimes in the guise of a new gift.    It is an act I think a huge percentage of the female population is guilty of.   And the word, popularized by Jerry Seinfeld, is already a […]

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Plastic Ban in the Philippines: Goodbye Plastic!

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Goodbye plastic, hello paper!  I was doing my once a month grocery of dry goods and I was pleasantly surprised to find out Quezon City has already implemented the Plastic Ban September 1, 2012. The bill banning use of plastic and styrofoam products has been implemented in 27 cities with Muntinlupa leading the way.  Some […]

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Tips to a Fun Family Movie Night

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Carefully chosen DVD in.  Freshly popped Butterlicious popcorn.  Ice cold lemon tea.  DVD night na! Kids and even my husband and I look forward to movie night.  It’s a great way to bond and I think will form part of a family tradition everyone will look forward to for years to come. Here are a […]

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Tips in Applying for a Philippine Passport for a Minor

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Last week I applied for a passport for my 16 month old and to renew my passport together with my 10 year old son.  It was relatively easy and we spent around 2 hours max in DFA along Roxas Boulevard.  Sharing with you some things I learned like Courtesy Lane for Minors etc.  Plus the […]

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