I got 4 all right, LOL.  I really find this concept interesting and yeah, it makes sense! Read about it HERE . What about you? ...

Are You a Middlescent? What is even a Middlescent?


I got 4 all right, LOL. 

I really find this concept interesting and yeah, it makes sense! Read about it HERE.

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On Clutter and Decision Making


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What Makes A Dad God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet ...

What Makes a Dad



What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so, He called it ... Dad

Yes, I say Dads are masterpieces created by God, and my father is one of them. To us he is a masterpiece because he has molded my brother and me with inspiring words, and not with the rod or restrictions.

I cannot remember a time when he clenched his fists and hit us, or extended his arms or legs to hurt us. I never even saw him violent and hit anything or throw something out of frustration, desperation, or anger.

He gets angry, of course! He raises his voice to make a point, sure! He would frown to show disagreement, yes.

But, he is always ready to listen and talk. Words, guiding and inspiring words---through talk or song---are his greatest legacy to Boy and me. In fact, one of our most fun bonding times is jamming, he plays the piano or guitar and we all sing along; or I play the piano or guitar, and they would all sing along. Up to this day, those words would echo at the perfect time when we need them.

Here are some of them:


  1. Into your life, some rain must fall (thus, I am better able to cope with problems or difficulties).
  2. Cuss words are unbecoming for a woman (this is why I don't swear at all. Or if I'm on the verge of spewing, I'd catch myself and remember his words).
  3. Men are polygamous by nature (so, I don't look at men as perfect human beings).
  4. The woman is the stronger force in the home (this has built my self esteem as a woman).
  5. Make your home a refuge (true - the world outside can go chaotic, but I have always found comfort and peace in my home).
  6. A man or woman who appreciates music is most likely a good person (so my best friend and I looked for this in our men, who are now our husbands).
  7. Rules are not there to impose but to be lived (he doesn't impose rules, rather he lives them so that we will learn and follow).
  8. Always follow your head and heart; not one or the other (in other words, always strike a balance - and I think I always do).
  9. The way you live your single life should not be so different from the way you live your married life because conflict arises when you had to make a lot of adjustments (true - my husband and I maintain and nurture our individuality).
  10. The secret of life is in the passage of time (yes, everything passes and you become a better person each time.).

Happy Father's Day, Hutsai!

We love you beyond words.


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I remember when my kids were still toddlers, one of the activities that was more challenging to do was getting them to brush their teeth. I ...

Make Brushing More Fun with Minions!

I remember when my kids were still toddlers, one of the activities that was more challenging to do was getting them to brush their teeth. I really don't know why. But I think because it was the only activity that nobody else can do for them, but they themselves. LOL.

So, one of the ways to get them to brush their teeth was make it fun for them. And one of the pieces of advice that our pediatrician gave us then was to make it a family activity, like brush teeth together, and in front of the mirror.

Another way is to get kiddie toothbrushes with cool designs. Colgate has always had fun flavors and colors for their kiddie toothpaste.

Fast forward to today, Colgate continues to come up with cool designs for their toothbrushes and toothpaste. Their latest is Colgate's Minions toothbrush and Minions toothpaste.


   

Now, we have a little girl, Alya, at home and we are happy to get the Colgate Minions toothbrush and toothpaste.



Since Alya likes Minions, all the more she enjoys using the Colgate Minions toothbrush and Minions toothpaste.

The pair is so cute, I'm sure your kids will love them, too. It's also good to start them early with caring for their teeth. 

Go, get your Colgate Minions Kids 2-5 Years Old (Junior) Oral Care Pack HERE, and be on your way to having healthy teeth and healthy children.


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Sisig (using banana hearts and breadfruit) Marriott Hotel Manila introduces its vegan take on Filipino dishes. Just look at the ...

Go Vegan this Father's Day at Marriott Hotel Manila

Sisig
(using banana hearts and breadfruit)


Marriott Hotel Manila introduces its vegan take on Filipino dishes. Just look at the photo above. It's the Filipino popular dish, sisig, but this time made with banana hearts and breadfruit. 

Bicol Express
(using mushrooms)

Bacolod Inasal
(using tofu)

Curios how they taste?

Visit Marriott Hotel Manila and bring the whole family. 

“We thoroughly studied and searched for quality plant alternatives that provide the same aroma, texture and flavor to replace the meat,” says Executive Chef Meik Brammer. They challenge the popular “meaty” dishes such as Bicol Express, Sisig and Bacolod Inasal to an all-vegetable makeover. Substituting the pork in Bicol Express with a variety of mushrooms such as portabello, shitake and Tagaytay’s oyster mushroom is a creative feat. Mushrooms already are rich and meaty textured perfect to combine with their homemade spicy coconut cream. Sisig, on the other hand, turned into a hearty fare by using banana hearts (puso ng saging) and breadfruit (kamansi). These are tasteful ingredients and can easily be mistaken as pork with eyes closed. For Bacolod Inasal, they char-grilled the high-protein alternative tofu to be dipped in traditional Iloilo vinegar, sinamak.  

What makes them go vegan? The hotel got inspired by the growing vegan or plant-based eating community in the country. It’s a culinary treat catering to various, if not all, cravings such as foodies, vegans, healthy seekers and any appetite who’s up for something new.

Explore and enjoy Marriott’s fresh take on the local cuisine. Vegan or not, indulge in a buffet-style for only Php 1,950 on lunch every Saturdays to Fridays and Php 2,100 on dinner every Sundays to Thursdays. Enough reason to take pride in local and healthy eating. 


Cru Steakhouse is located at Marriott Hotel Manila’s G/F and is open from 6pm to 10:30 pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 6pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. While, Marriott Café Bakery is located at the G/F and is open from 6am to 10:30pm. For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila at Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat and, @manilamarirott on Instagram.
  

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The Miagao Church, also known as the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, Iloilo That  those who are close to the Lord, serve the...

It's Not True


The Miagao Church, also known as the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva Parish Church, Iloilo

That  those who are close to the Lord, serve the church, can recite Bible verses at any time, are forgiving and understanding.

From my experience, they are the ones who are the least compassionate and who don't give second chances.



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I got an email suggesting gifts for moms. It contained cooking books, though. And me, I am not really a cooking mom. I can cook of cour...

Sweeten Up Mother’s Day with Gigi Gaerlan Custaroons



I got an email suggesting gifts for moms. It contained cooking books, though. And me, I am not really a cooking mom. I can cook of course, but I don't get to do it often.

But one thing's for sure, I enjoy eating and trying out new dishes, new restos, and new pastries. Glad I got to hear about Gigi Gaerlan’s Custaroons®. Perfect for Mother's Day treats.

Custaroon®---a term coined, invented and trademarked by Gigi Gaerlan---is a soft, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth combination of custard and macaroons punctuated with just the right amount of sweetness.  They are homemade and handmade with love every day.


The pretty and dainty boxes of these scrumptious desserts are so elegant that they won’t only catch mom's fancy but also make thoughtful gifts to others. They are a perfect gift for any occasion and are guaranteed to be a hit for the whole family. 

Her bestselling custaroons come in its original and cheese variants. Just recently, Gigi Gaerlan released coffee and green tea flavors, too. Also available are Custaroon® Poppers, bite-sized Custaroon® truffles that come in original, chocolate, coffee and green tea, and dusted with a generous amount of premium chocolate powder concoction, which makes it an ultimate favorite for chocoholics.

They are truly lip-smacking treats, and are a perfect match for tea or coffee while spending quality time with mom.

So if you're thinking of a luscious and uniquely delicious surprise, Gigi Gaerlan's Custaroons® is it.

Gigi Gaerlan Custaroons®  are available in the following branches: St. Pio Chapel Compound, Century City Mall, Greenhills Promenade, Robinson’s Magnolia, SM City BF Parañaque, SM City East Ortigas, SM Mall of Asia, SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM North EDSA-The Block, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Malls The 30th, and U.P. Town Center. Pick-up points are also located at 46 Tomas Arguelles St., Sta. Mesa, within the areas of Loyola Grand Villas/La Vista, and Gigi Coffee & Cupcake at Eastwood City, Libis.

For orders and inquiries, visit custaroons.com or call ‎713-1137 or ‎0918-8282929
 

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This heat is unbearable! Good thing, you have Old Orchard Cranberry that can help you cool down. Nothing can be more delightful than sip...

Beat the Heat with Old Orchard Cranberry's Summer Cool Recipes

This heat is unbearable!

Good thing, you have Old Orchard Cranberry that can help you cool down.

Nothing can be more delightful than sipping something refreshing with the right balance of sweetness-and-tartness. So, grab an Old Orchard Cranberry Juice.

If you want something more than just plain juice, this thirst quenching drink can complement can serve as a base for easy-to-prepare mocktails.

Let me share with you some of the recipes.


Non-Alcoholic Sangria

Ingredients
1 bottle Old Orchard Cranberry 64 oz.
1.5 liter lemon soda
1 orange
1 lemon
24 pieces of grapes

Directions
1. Combine chilled Old Orchard Cranberry  and chilled soda in a punch bowl. 
2. Wash fruit. Halve grapes and place in the bunch bowl. 
3. Cut the orange and lemon into wedges. 
4. Place the orange and lemon slices into the punch bowl. Stir and enjoy. 



Cranberry Mocktail

Ingredients
1/2 cup Old Orchard Cranberry 
½ cup ginger ale
Ice
Fruit for garnish

Directions
1. Pour Old Orchard Cranberry in a large glass over ice. 
2. Slowly add ginger ale. 
3. Garnish with a fruit slice, if desired.



Summertime Kiddie Cocktail

Ingredients
1 cup Old Orchard Cranberry Juice  
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water 330ml
Fresh strawberries for garnish

Directions
1. Mix all liquids together
2. Pour in a tall glass over ice


Let me know which mocktail you enjoyed. ;)

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After being renewed from  a meaningful Lenten Season, you can celebrate resurrection and dive into an ocean-wide of culinary wonders at...

With this Heat, You Would Want an Underwater Easter!



After being renewed from  a meaningful Lenten Season, you can celebrate resurrection and dive into an ocean-wide of culinary wonders at Marriott Café’s Sunday Brunch on April 16 for Php 2,700 only.

Along with it is a free pass for your kids to their Easter Egg Hunt activity.



Catch the “Golden Egg” that cracks open to buffet and bakery gift certificates. Adding more fun to this day are kiddie activities like a visit from Mr. Bunny, magic show and games. Goodies will flood from their event partners such as Chips Delight, Egg Bites, Lucky Me, Oreo, Smiley, and Tiger.

CATCH the EASTER-RIFIC STAYCATION

Better yet, retreat with your family to a relaxing stay without stepping out of the city. Camp in the newest West Wing of Marriott Hotel Manila for only Php 12,500++ and get more than just a luxurious Premium Room. Their Easter Room Package includes buffet breakfast for 2 adults and 2 kids, Php 700 worth of dining credits at their pool bar, complimentary extra bed, and 2 tickets for kids to their Easter Egg Hunt on April 16.



Happy Easter!


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