Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Most Garlicky Garlic Fried Rice

The recent cancellations of classes due to Typhoons Labuyo and Maring was a way to force my family to stay at home.  We always have a hundred things going on, that this mini-vacation turned out to be a good thing for the kids.  With swim training going on everyday, they sometimes do not get to do things they enjoy, like watching videos, drawing sketches, and just playing and hanging out with each other.  I did not like the extra days so much. It was the kids' scheduled exam week in school, and this can only mean that exams are going to be moved.

As it is, the long weekend of my dreams (lounging in bed all-day just reading a book or magazine) did not really materialize because I had to help my li'l man prepare for his exam. But, if there's anything good that came out of that weekend, it would have to be discovering how to make the most garlicky garlic fried rice!

It is funny how this Filipino classic of fried rice bursting with all the aroma of garlic had to come all the way from Berlin to get to me. We can all thank The Diplomatic Wife for the recipe!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dumaguete: Swimming With The Whale Sharks in Oslob & Crystal Clear Water of Sumilon

 To real ALL posts about Dumaguete, click here.

This post on Dumaguete is soo late, but mommy duties keep on getting in the way of blogging that I did not realize that had this post on draft until recently. Still, it's not too late to finish this post, as the kids' semestral break will soon be upon us, and mommies have to plan on where to take the brood for that short vacation.
The tranquil water of Sumilon
Dumaguete attracts a considerable number of foreign tourists, perhaps because of its proximity to some of the country's best diving sites, the whale sharks swimming around Oslob, and the dolphin sightings in the nearby city of Bais.

When we visited this rustic town last summer for the 2013 Palarong Pambansa where J represented the NCR region for swimming, we made sure to visit some of their well-loved sites within the city. Dumaguete offers its visitors a gentle and laid-back ambience, with some exquisite architecture; especially in the confines of the Silliman University campus, which we visited when the NCR swimmers swam in the university's 25-m pool the day before the start of the swim events.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Make Your Meal Count: Philippine Tatler's Best Restaurants Charity Week

My family's weekend agenda has always included eating out; and for this coming weekend, we will make sure that we will be eating for a cause!

Philippine Tatler is having its annual Best Restaurants Charity Week wherein partner restaurants will donate a substantial part of their sales during CHARITY WEEK to the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines.

This weekend, make sure to make your meal count!  Dine at any of the participating establishments:

1. 2nd's
2. 22 Prime, Discovery Suites
3. Aubergine
4. Azuthai
5. Cafe Mary Grace
6. The Cake Club
7. Casa Roces
8. Cav Wine Shop-Cafe
9. Champagne Room
10. Chateau 1771
11. Chef Jessie Rockwell Club
12. Cibo
13. Circles Event Cafe
14. Inagiku
15. Las Flores
16. Li Li
17. The Lobby (at The Peninsula Hotel)
18. Makati Shangri-La, Manila Lobby Lounge
19. Mamou
20. Masseto
21. The Oakroom
22. Old Manila
23. Opus Restaurant and Lounge
24. Paparazzi
25. People's Palace Thai
26. Sala
27. Sala Bistro
28. Senju
29. Shang Palace
30. Spectrum
31. Summer Palace
32. Terry's Bistro
33. The Tivoli
34. Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining
35. Va Bene Pasta Deli

Visit the FB page for more details and updates.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mommy Mundo Clearance Clear Out Sale

I am the type of shopper who buys Christmas gifts the entire year. I want to get an early start and tick off my Christmas shopping list early.  I am usually on schedule, and the gifts are all ready to be wrapped by November; and ready to be shipped out the first week of December.  This way, I can take advantage of sale periods that are happening all-year round and I can shop with less guilt.

If you are a budget-savvy mom like me, then you should not miss the MOMMY MUNDO CLEARANCE CLEAROUT SALE! This year’s Clearance Sale is happening on August 16-18, 2013 at Rainbow Room, Fun Ranch Building, Frontera Verde, Pasig.

Get samples, stock outs, past season items, and discounts of up to 75% off from over 30 most loved brands for moms and kids.  And what's more, every P1,000 purchase using BPI Credit Cards will get a free gift from Mommy Mundo J

For more details, you may visit