Thursday, August 8, 2019

#BeautyThatCares (Unilever X Shopee Online Sale)

Unilever is in every Filipino family's grocery cart. I don't think its possible to do the grocery and not have a single Unilever item to purchase.

On Friday, August 9, 2019, you can look forward to just that with Unilever’s first ever
#BeautyThatCares Sale, exclusively on Shopee! 

A round-up of some of my fave brands joining the @shopee_ph #BeautyThatCares Sale on August 9 - that’s this Friday na! For this one day only sale, select @unileverphilippines brands will go on sale for upto 75% discount!

Serenitea X Sesame Street

🎵🎶Sunny Day Sweepin' the clouds away 
On my way to where the air is sweet 
Can you tell me how to get, how to get to... 🎼🎵🎶

Napakanta ka ba?

That’s the song going through my head as I ordered a drink from Serenitea.

I kept seeing my IG friends post about their Sesame Street metal straws from Serenitea so I decided to visit this week. It's so cute and my daughter really wanted to have one for herself!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Tokyo: Tips + Itinerary

It's a year late, but as I've promised, I'm sharing our Tokyo travel itinerary. Believe it or not, I still get a lot of messages and inquiries from my Osaka + Kyoto self-guided family itinerary up to now. A lot of moms message me about how thankful they are that they found my online guide and how helpful it was to them.

It is with the same spirit of sharing that I am also writing about our Tokyo trip. Hopefully, you will all learn something from it. I hope you can have the same fun experiences like we did, and avoid our travel mistakes.

But I'm also doing this so the kids and I have something to look back on a few years from now. I realized that in a few years, my kids are all going to be grown, and I just want them to be able to look back on something from their younger years. I don't even know why I'm turning sentimental all of a sudden.

I'm glad that my eldest is now old enough to help with planning. I just took it easy and shared planning duties with her.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Singapore National Age Group 2019

The reason for Singapore as our choice of destination this summer fully relied on the fact that R has a swimming competition there. He swam at the OCBC Aquatic Centre, Singapore Sports Hub for the 50th Singapore National Age Group competition.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Healthy Snacks for Teens

Lately, fave son is always hungry - round the clock it seems! When he gets his after-dinner hunger pangs, I usually ask him to go down to drink a glass of milk/chocolate milk, or eat fruits, fruits with yogurt, light sandwich. Something light lang. But he always complains that I'm starving him! He wants to eat another plate of rice after dinner. Ano ba yan?

Sa totoo lang, on weekend nights, he goes down and prepares food all by himself. But during weeknights, I often offer to do it for him. Naawa na din ako, because his swim training takes up a lot of his time, add to that his extra-curricular activities, there's hardly enough free time left in his day. When he gets home, I want him to have enough time to focus on doing his homework and reviewing for his tests. If I can make his life one less stressful by preparing his snacks, I do it na for him. Even if my girls tease me no end about spoiling him.

So to secure my sanity, I made a list of acceptable snacks that are good for the daytime and considered light enough to pass for late-night snacking, as well. I just plan to fill up the ref with ingredients for these so fave son and my fave girls can make their own snack every time they get hungry. I've read up that teens can have increased caloric requirements during major growth spurts, and may seem to never get full.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Instagrammable Spots in Singapore For Your Teens (to be the best mom ever in their eyes)

In this day and age, if you traveled somewhere and didn’t share a photo of it on Instagram, were you even really there? 

With that in mind, I’m doing a round-up of the top Instagrammableattractions in Singapore. If you are a mom to teens, then you better be in the know so you can take them to these spots, and of course, you will be the best mom ever in their eyes. Hahaha!

CHIJMES is our first stop since it was just walking distance away from our hotel. Chijmes is an acronym for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus. the entertainment complex has a neo-classical style building which houses one of Singapore’s most aesthetically-pleasing dining and entertainment venues with al fresco seating.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Beef Gyudon Recipe Using the Tiger Tacook Rice Cooker

I enjoy cooking – to a certain extent, basta di ako naghahabol sa oras. I want to cook when I'm relaxed and just taking my time. Luckily, I have the privilege of having the time to prepare the kind of food that I want for my family on most days.

I posted a photo of our dinner last week and got a lot of requests to share the recipe for my Beef Bulgogi, kaya eto na.

Sharing my recipe for Beef Gyudon at the end of this post

Friday, July 5, 2019

Navigating the Stockmarket with 2TradeAsia

With the husband's recent prodding, and with more free time on my hand, I tried learning more about the stock market on my own. I invested an amount that is not substantial, not enough to lose sleep over in case malugi man ako. I know the stock market is risky, and that one can lose as easy as you earn.

I used to just put my savings in mutual funds, treasury bills or corporate bonds, with some emergency cash stashed in a savings account. But I realized that if I factor in inflation, it would seem that I did not earn anything at all.

During the morning, as soon as I'm done answering queries from clients and sending out shipments for my online business, I go online and study more about it.

But before any more kwento, let me start out by stating that I am not an expert in the stock market. I am a newbie, trying to learn my way around. So please do not take anything that I write in this post as a kind of financial advice. This is simply another chika moment. Kwento lang of my rookie adventures in the stock market and why I decided to go into it. Understood, right? Ok, good!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Our #BestEverLife with the #BestEverJoy

In my family, so many bonding moments are done over food. Either we eat out in our fave spots, try out new restos, or cook in our own kitchen. I'm sure for a lot of families, ganito din ang frequent bonding moments nila.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Grocery Shopping at SYSU Food Hub + a GIVEAWAY

As a mom who prepares meals for my family everyday, it is just but natural that I spend a lot of time in the grocery. Personally, some days I love to go grocery shopping. I would go through aisles leisurely and see good deals on items on sale or discover new products I didn’t know about. During these times, I am also more willing to try new foods and recipes.

Other days, I just need to get in and out of the grocery immediately. Days like this, I stick to tried and tested products from brands  that I have used through the years. By sticking with the brand, I know the quality that I'll get each time.

My grocery haul during a recent visit to SYSU Food Hub