Yummy Promo Alert: S&R Holiday Feast


One of the things my family and I look forward to when we go to S&R is the must do side trip to the S&R fast food service.  I think everyone who goes to S&R orders a pizza because the warm and oh so yummy smell of pizza wafts through your nose upon entry and […]

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My S&R 2014 Christmas Gift Guide


Tick, tock, tick, tock goes the clock.  Christmas is, gasp,  next week already and I’m still not done with my CHRISTmas gift list!   Are you?  I know right?  I think 90% of us moms are scrambling all over town looking for the perfect gift for our inaanaks, neighbors, friends, officemates and so goes the long […]

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Best MOMent: What is your best MOMent?


Asking this question is like opening a bottomless box of joy because I cannot put a pin to what would be my best.  There are just too many!:-)  Holding my baby for the first time is so precious while watching them take their first step is a joy.  Hearing their animated stories is a delight […]

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Sari-Saring Happiness Day with COCA-COLA®


“It’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  My family’s most awaited season is just around the corner.  I can already feel the crisp, cool air. And, the excitement of good things CHRISTmas brings puts everyone in a happy mood. One of our family’s tradition is putting up our CHRISTmas tree as a family.  It’s […]

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Iconic 2014 Coke Glasses Now Available at McDonald’s


Coke lovers will be all smiles with the release of the 2014 Coca-Cola Modern Glass collection.  And smiles will be even wider because it is only at P25 a piece (a real steal!) with a purchase of McDonald’s Extra Value Meal!   The 6 piece glass collection, which arrived at my doorstep one happy morning,  […]

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Waiting Time in Doctor’s Offices Should Change


I brought my 3 year old who is running with a fever to the pedia this morning and I was told the wait was 3 hours at the least!?!  OMG!  Hindi kaya lalo magkasakit anak ko nyan? Can’t we come up with a better system for this?  True, it has been like this for decades […]

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Clean Home = Clear Mind = Full Pocket


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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Are you a Party Stage Mom?


Are you a Party Stage Mom? Take this quiz and find out. 1.  THE HOST ANNOUNCES START OF “BRING ME” GAME, YOU … a.   Stay at your seat and wait for your child to come over and ask for the bring me item. b.   Stay at your seat and open your bag and hold on […]

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See you soon, Kapatid: Western Union Reunions


“Parting is such sweet sorrow”… naks!   Malungkot ano?  Tatlo lang tayong magkakapatid mag-kakaiba pa tayong sulok ng daigdig napunta.  Pero di bale we share a lifetime of memories.” That was the beginning of my letter to my youngest brother when he moved to Canada 3 years ago to be with his Filipino-Canadian wife. Three years […]

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Petty Theft Proof your Home from the Household Help


Theft when it happens inside our very own homes can be very unnerving.  Your sanctuary is violated and trust with the “kasambahays” (helpers) we treat as family is broken. The past 13 years has been petty theft free in our house.  My husband and I used to employ strong safeguards to avoid petty theft but […]

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Petty Robbery at Our Home


For the first time in 13 years of managing our household, my husband and I experienced petty theft in our own home.  We don’t suspect outside burglary instead it was done by one of our very own:(  We lost some cash and my husband’s watch. The first time I discovered the loss, parang mix of […]

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How to Secure your Credit Card or Bank Accounts Online


Are you guys comfortable doing transactions online? Call me old school but to this day, I am still not comfy making payments over the internet.  Somehow, I feel every time I make a purchase, I make my card details susceptible to online theft.  Like my whole being is so vulnerable.  Ok that was a bit […]

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Russell Hobbs, UK’s Lifestyle Kitchen Brand , Now in Manila


I like pretty and practical.  And I like products that combines those 2 P’s to make home living beautiful and simple.   I’m the type who saunters into the home section of department stores or home concept stores and linger there happy to surround myself with beautiful glassware, luxurious sheets, sleek and handy kitchen gadgets to […]

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


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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Yummy, Healthy Addition to the Baon List: Power Pops Crispy and Chewy Rice Cereal Bar


My kids and I enjoy eating crisp and chewy cereal bars.  It’s yummy, satisfying and very handy.  We usually buy the imported brands for lack of local brands.  Needless to say,  the cost is a little bit on the high side. I am so happy to discover Power Pops!  It is made by trusted local […]

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