Embracing Life’s Unexpected Turns - PROPEL’s DETOUR BOOTCAMP 2016

Somebody said that, "A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour." Probably, most of us grew up with some vision of what we want our lives to be like. Our personal goals, career aspirations, family plans—the whole white picket fence thing. Years must've gone by and when we evaluate our lives, we often see that life has turned out differently than what we expected. It is true that the road to our goals and dreams isn't always straight. And so here's good news that i would like to share to all those who never stop aspiring! 

Breakfast Favorites at Early Bird Breakfast Club

Somebody said that, "One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast". This sounds true to me. I'm a breakfast person, be it toasts and coffee alone or perhaps, a hearty brekky with rice, bacon and eggs. Breakfast is the most important meal and skipping it can make me useless for the entire day.

Photo source: EBBC Official Fanpage

WHEN IN BATANGAS: Where do broken hearts go? HUGOT CAFE

If you'll notice my Instagram feed, the past weeks of my life was spent food hunting, cafe hopping and indulging into different family occasions. The flooding of food is just so hard to resist! Have you ever been into that situation? How do you manage? Ako? I just give in! Kain lang ng kain! Hahaha! 

Kidding aside, there comes a time talaga that you'll really feel like craving for something extra special than the usual. Or perhaps, getting bored sometimes, resorts to some sort of binge eating. I, for one, loves the idea of checking out new cafes once in a while and coddle myself with good food or coffee, coupled with a nice and cozy ambiance where i could set the mood for some random musings and think about something that i wanted to write.

Good Food + Good Friends at Chateau Hestia

Oftentimes, they say that good food is all the sweeter when shared with good friends. I agree! Once in a while, it is always, always a good idea to visit new places, where good to great food is served paired with a good laugh with friends. One of the highlights of my September was a short and sweet fun away with two of my close pals. Our itchy feet brought us to the laid back district of Silang, Cavite where a nice European dining experience took our breath away!

Staycation at Microtel by Wyndham Batangas

It was funny and ridiculous, how i'd thought of planning a runaway-from-home scenario weeks ago. I was like grasping for some air and i thought of going out somewhere with my kids, while recuperating from a flu virus which caused me some emotional strains and anxiety the past days. Too much stressful situations lately made me gaunt physically and poignant resulting to some unstable kooky-ness! Yes, it happened, because i am human. So, undeterred where to head and stay for the night, while parked in a gas station, i remembered Microtel in Sto.Tomas which is just an hour drive away. I booked it online, using my smartphone that instant and was surprised to receive immediate confirmation!

For the Home: 7 Things About Linden Teak Furnitures

Born under the sign of Wood Rat, i must say that it somehow has something to do with my penchant for anything wood or wooden in nature. My friends and family can attest to, as our home is filled up with pieces of wood furnitures and the like. Anything that looks wood, made of wood, resembles a wood, color of wood and wood crafted ornaments are just so pretty in my eyes, hence i invest in collecting those kinds of furniture pieces one at a time. 

Wanderful Weekend at The Mind Museum + Dino Play!

Thanks to the long weekend! My son's long overdue birthday wish to visit The Mind Museum has finally granted along with the Dino Play experience! It was actually my kids' first ever visit to The Mind Museum, because i really doesn't find it fun for myself (forgive me please, hahaha!) so i always end up ignoring their request, not until i heard about the Dino Play (at a limited time only) and it was so timely that i chanced upon a promo at Metrodeal for a bundle perfect for my family at a really reasonable price so i grabbed it right away! Also, if not for my son's fascination about dinosaurs, this weekend trip with their cousins would've not been possible. So, as a self-proclaimed good mom who keeps her promises, there we go! 

Avida X Make It Blissful: A Glimpse of Southern Living

I was born and raised in the South (Batangas, specifically) and i must admit that i never regret any single day of my life living it here, in the province, where lush greenery, chilly fresh air, the farm to table kind of food (organic and fresh), awesome scenery and beautiful beaches still exist. Ofcourse, the noise and traffic of the metro and the posh shopping malls of Manila where i can get to shop my favorites is still another story to tell. But I love the South. I grew up here, i love its peacefulness and simplicity. And i will never trade Southern Living for anything else fancy and chaotic.

GASTRONOMIC DIARIES: Buddy's Pancit Lucban and More!

If i have foreigner friends who'll visit and would have to bring them out for a quick lunch in the metro or somewhere in the province, i wanna bring them to Buddy's. This all Filipino-Quezonian restaurant is one of my favorite. Their concept from interiors, all the way to their food is simply Pinoy. And it's so relieving to see the pride of Lucban, Quezon, making a  good name in the food business around the city today with over 11 branches.

AIR SUMMIT GOURMET: A Dining Experience On-Board Boeing 737

Last time, i blogged about my gastronomic experience at a bus-inspired cafe in my "When In Batangas" series. If you haven't read about it yet, please check it here. This time, on my occasional explorations around the nearby towns and provinces of the South, my itchy feet brought me and my family in the city of Tayabas, Quezon. Have you been there? Tayabas City was proclaimed as the City of Festivals, as they celebrate quite a number of festivals all year round. It is also known for some ancestral houses and old churches, native restaurants, resorts and my favorite from this part of the province, the Budin! (Cassava Cake) 

WHEN IN BATANGAS: Solitary Moments at Tuesday Cafe

There's a hidden cafe that i used to frequent lately along San Jose, Batangas. I was itching to go home as quickly as possible after a series of client meetings in the city of Lipa when all of a sudden, i got sleepy along the way, and obviously, it was not a good idea to continue driving. Thankfully, i spotted a commercial complex and saw Tuesday Cafe, so i stopped by for a while to take a dose of strong coffee.

Mompreneur Meet Up: Chill, Connect and Learn

Moms are great multi-taskers, right? As far as experience is concerned, i could say that i almost, if not fully, had perfect the art of juggling between mothering my kids, while balancing the stresses of running a home-based business as a mompreneur, plus a lot more of important work in between.

EVENT: The Annual Philippine Franchise Expo 2016

Have you ever dreamed of putting up your brick and mortar business and be your own boss but thinking how to get started and wondering what could be the perfect business for you is thought-provoking?

Some weekends ago i was invited to attend one of the Philippine's most sought after business event that happens every year, the Franchise Asia Philippines 2016 held at SMX Convention Center at Mall of Asia. It's a 3-day event that caters to a lot of brands from food, non-food and services all over the Philippines and in Asia.

Franchise Asia Philippines 2016: The biggest franchise show in Asia is happening again!

Tired of your day job? Want to be your own boss and start running your own business? Are you looking for suppliers, business ideas or franchise concepts that will fit in to your interests and passion? 

Take your first step to success by registering at the biggest franchise show in Asia happening on July 22-24, 2016 at SMX Convention Center.

Franchise Asia Philippines 2016 is the biggest franchise show in Asia and is your gateway to the emerging tiger economies in Asia-Pacific. With more than 20 years of bringing Asia to the World and the World to Asia, Franchise Asia Philippines 2016 provides the platform to help your franchise grow not only in the booming Philippine market but also across the entire Asia-Pacific region.

WHEN IN BATANGAS: CAFE DE ALPS, Frappes and Pastas on a BUS!

(An Honest Review + a Side Story)

I am amazed how cafes and food hubs are cleverly designed nowadays. For the past years, I've seen how these coffee shops and newly opened restaurants were slowly filling up the spaces in cities like Lipa and Batangas. Some rainy days ago, together with my foodie son (yes, he's a foodie now!) and my favorite cousin Josh, we braved the heavy rains, drove around the city of Lipa and found ourselves chilling like wet chicks in a "bus station", drinking some frappes and eating some pastas.

Ibis North Point Hotel, Hong Kong

(A Review)

Our recent trip abroad was merely a 3 days 2 nights travel. Two days of which were spent travelling to and from Hong Kong, stressful right? We barely scratched the surface of the city because what we really wanted to see was just Disneyland and Ocean Park for the kids, while the oldies (our parents, both mine and my in-laws) together with my sissy went on an arranged city tour. We skipped the latter because we've been to other places and attractions in Hong Kong before and we just got back to fulfill my daughter's 7th Birthday wish.

Parking and Flying with Park 'N Fly (A Review)

Traveling from the South going to the airport, then leaving the country for a couple of days can be tiresome and of course, expensive too. You will need someone to drive your car to drop you to the airport, and then, they would have to pick you up again from the airport after several days to drive you back home. Basically, the gas consumption, your tire's tear and wear, toll fees and the driver's fee are just some of the additional expenses to consider when travelling abroad or even domestically, if you are coming from the province. But that was not the case anymore, until i found out about Park 'N Fly

BUBI TRAMPOLINES: Bringing Happiness with every Bounce!

Kids love the thrill of rebounding off a certain jumpy platform bringing them up high into the air and spending some of their seemingly endless energy. In fact, my kids love doing this on the bed, assuming they were on a trampoline, which is a no, no! 

Speaking of--- trampolines was established in the Philippines in 2011 and it began to operate under SMAI (Sia & Mak Amsement Inc.) in December of 2013. 

MOMMY WISE SERIES: How to Throw a Simple DIY Birthday Party

(If you are an avid reader of my blogs) I have mentioned before that my kids are not a fan of grand celebrations or fancy birthday parties. In fact, during my son's 7th birthday he opted not to have a big party but rather chose to travel to Legoland. Two years later, my daughter's 7th birthday just ring a bell and believe me, i was the one excited for a grand celebration! But guess what? It didn't happen. Because just like my son, my daughter doesn't want to have a big party neither. No matter how many times i tried to convince her with a glittering tiara, a Cinderella gown, and a dazzling 7th birthday party theme, she answers NO. So, all the magical moments in my head just popped. Boom! No party! All she ever wanted was to travel to Disneyland (wiser choice) and that's the best birthday gift ever (all kids says that!). Fast forward, wish granted! But of course, as a mom, i did not want to just let her special day pass by without preparing something special, but not grand. After all, every natal day deserves a thanksgiving and so i thought of throwing a DIY party for her. 

Weekend Brunch Buffet at Bag of Beans Tagaytay

If there's a restaurant that i would love to frequent most when in Tagaytay, it would be The Bag of Beans. I simply love the rustic surroundings of this restaurant, the colorful, vibrant feel of the whole place and most of all, the food! Plus the crisp and chilly Tagaytay air makes this place my favorite weekend or holiday destination.

Paradizoo: Animal Encounters, Vegetable Farm and Flower Gardens

One of the reason why i love being a mompreneur apart from being my own boss and owning my time, is the privilege of combining business with leisure. On some occasions that i needed to deliver my goods in a certain area, i always look forward to discovering new places or restaurants where i don't used to go. Basically, it's like hitting two birds with one stone. I earn from my small business and i gain new experiences through the places i visit.

What you need to know about BURIBOX?

Active learning and hands-on experience is invaluable, and parents, guardians, siblings and peers play an important role in a child's development. As a mom, with school-age kids, i'm always in the lookout for activities that will keep my kids busy on weekends, apart from strolling in the neighborhood with playmates (yes i allow them to play outdoors a lot) and being hooked up with their gadgets.

The 6th Mommy Milkshake Run by Mommy Mundo

For the past years, Mommy Mundo never fails to bring out the best activities for everyone and i'm always looking forward to join its programs. Active parenting and bonding with the family is one of Mommy Mundo’s objectives when planning for events in the pursuit to encourage each and every moms to promote camaraderie & togetherness within the family and the community. And so it has been a great opportunity to be a part of Mommy Bloggers Philippines to join the 6th Mommy Milkshake Run by Mommy Mundo that happened last Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Bonifacio Global City.

Photo Credits to Earbudz Productions

Mommy Wise Series: Sharing My DIY Ifugao Costume Project

Just a month before the school year ends, some institutions just like my kids' school were up to something grand, like the yearly foundation week. Our school's founding anniversary this year seems to be very special with so many highlights as they were celebrating their 10th year in the academe. In line with this remarkable milestone, my daughter was chosen to be one of those students in their class who will join a group poem recitation. Nothing seems to be very special about her role, but as a mom, of course, i knew i should be proud.

Book Review Part 2: Before I Do by Kath Eustaquio - Derla

Here's part 2 of my book review for Before I Do by Kath Eustaquio-Derla
If you haven't read my first installment yet, you may check it here.


5 Reasons to Love About Hungry Hippo

As i have said earlier on my previous blogs, garage burgers and other burger joints were popping everywhere in the city. While everything that they offer are burgers and burgers with added fries and drinks, still, there's one burger joint that never fails to tickle our tummies.

When in Batangas: Cafe St. Honore - Milkshakes, Pasta, Sandwiches and Cakes!

If you'll notice, my posts about food trips and restaurant reviews is centered in Batangas. Yes, because i'm a proud Batangueña who hails in the traffic capital of the province! (Hulaan nyo kung saan yun) My advocacy for entrepreneurship (mompreneurship) goes out to small and medium enterprises and that includes budding businesses that suits my lifestyle. That's the reason why, once in a while i give them some space here in my personal blogsite, lending them the chance to shine and to entice more people to visit Batangas as well. So here i am again with my When in Batangas series!

A Taste of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Experience

The 7th Ajinomoto® UCC event was a success!

The Ajinomoto Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) was attended by thousands of HRM and Nutrition students last January 30, 2015 at the Philippine Trade Training Center. Over 300 students-competitors dished out hundreds of culinary masterpieces with each one striving to depict the importance of “umami deliciousness” in healthy cooking. 

UCC Student-Competitors in Action during My Own Umami Creation Competition.

Make the Valentine's Sweeter with Amada's Leche Flan and Desserts!

The mythical valentines celebration with cupids and butterfly kisses is ringing a bell now! Hey it's three days to go and love is in the air. Did you buy something for your beloved already? Or if you are single and ready to mingle, have you thought of something to give to your friends, your parents or for yourself? How about giving your special someone with something unique than the usual flowers and cakes- a home-made special Leche Flan perhaps or something not imported but of great tasting quality chocolates. Love local! How about some proudly pinoy and home- made dark chocolates?

"Batang Aktibo at Malakas" with Nutri10 Plus Syrup

[Product Review]

Having kids ages 6 and 8 years old gives me equal amount of joys and [sometimes] pain as well. With their extremely active and playful nature, i'm sure that a lot of moms with kids of the same age bracket can relate to my sentiments. But more than the pains of running after active kids, it gives me twice the pain when i see them sick, hence i always ensure that they are getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals that is necessary and applicable to their age.

The 3rd Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo

Do you want to be your own boss and start your own business? 
Are you looking for new suppliers that can help you grow your business? 

Take Your Step to Success and register now to secure your Free Entrance Ticket to the ENTREPRENEUR AND FRANCHISE EXPO 2016. Take advantage to meet face-to-face with local and international businesses and franchisers, learn the latest industry trends and avail of special promotions and exclusive discounts at the event.

A Table for Two at Pamana Restaurant, Tagaytay

Perhaps, a long drive and a pleasurable staycation wouldn't be complete without a gratifying gastronomic experience. Agree? On our recent romantic escape (which i shared on my previous blog), we reserved a table for two in one of the quaint restaurants in Tagaytay City. The Pamana Restaurant, which has rave reviews from food bloggers is just a tumbling away from our hotel, and so i thought of giving it a try.

KidZania Manila and Cebu Pacific Love is in the Air Contest!

Hello Kidzanians! Let's put your photos into good use! 

Here's your chance to win two (2) local roundtrip tickets from Cebu Pacific by uploading your Kidzania Photo with the KidZania Manila Aviation Academy or Airport Access area in the background. Photo entries will be judged according to Creativity (40%); Relevance to the Love is in the Air theme (30%) and Overall Presentation (30%). See full details and mechanics of the contest below:

{I DARE} The Boutique Bed and Breakfast

A Perfect Haven for Couples

Days and nights must be slipping so fast. Have you flipped your calendar yet? I just did it this morning and hello! It's February na pala! Welcome to the love month- the idyllic time of the year when flowers and chocolates are flooding! Women are giggling with glee, because finally, here's to a bunch of fresh red roses, a fluffy teddy bear or a sweet romantic escape! Kilig! 

Speaking of escape, me and my husband recently had our anniversary staycation (and an advance valentine celebration too, before he left for work) at one of the most romantic place in the region, TagaytayWhy not? It's chilly, scenic and a perfect quick destination for a total rest and relaxation. Not to mention the long list of nice restos ideal for a table-for-two dinner date.

Celebrating A Decade of Love at The Boutique Bed and Breakfast

When was the last time you celebrated an special occasion with your beloved one?

This is the year and January is the month when we celebrated our 10th year wedding anniversary. Did i just said 10 years? How fast time flies. It's been a decade past since we pledged for our vows and exchanged "I Dos", but what could be happier than to celebrate it with that one special person whom, for all these years has been my source of [stress], i mean strength and immeasurable happiness. Hahaha! Yes, i'm a happy wife to my husband of 10 years and this deserves a special celebration! 

BITDEFENDER: The Cure to a Safe and Sound Online Transaction

Taking advantage of the technology with the hassle-free convenience it offers to us is very significant nowadays. However, going tech-y can still have its own disadvantages and risks. I, for one, who does business and transactions through the internet can be a lot more prone to key loggers, hackers and other malicious applications that aims to corrupt and access my online personal information. Apart from establishing my own personal risk reduction modus, still, there are certain issues in the internet that cannot be foreseen, no matter how much we protect our online safety and privacy. 

Book: BEFORE I DO by Kath Eustaquio- Derla

(A preview of my current read)

I'm actually the serious type of reader. I like inspirational volumes, business books and rarely do i read romance and novels. Why? Because i hardly finish it in one sitting, if i stop, i will forget about everything and will start all over again. But this one is a quick read that left me hanging for the happily ever after love story of Kit and Johnny or Kit and Will? Suddenly, my sleeping emotions, and kilig feelings from love stories went gushing through my nerves once again. Nakakabitin! 

Okey, so let me just share this current read as quickly as i can. 
I haven't been into some serious reading for quite some time now. You know, whenever i try to open a book, sit on the couch, sip a "mug" of my favorite coffee, i always end up sleepy. YES. SLEEPY. For some reasons i really don't know and i just don't care. Alam mo yun? After coffee and a few paragraphs from the book i'm reading, my eyes was like falling into a trap of a good nap or perhaps a sweet and sound sleep. Where's caffeine? 

The Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge Year 7

Calling all foodies, culinary enthusiasts, future chefs and nutrition professionals!

The 7th year of the Ajinomoto® Umami Culinary Challenge (UCC) proves to be even more exciting as it gathers 55 schools and universities from NCR, Ilocos, Bicol, Central and Southern Luzon and regional winners from Visayas and Mindanao. The nation’s best culinary teams will showcase their culinary prowess on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the Philippine Trade and Training Center, Manila

Dare to Believe 2016


Hello readers and bloggers! Has anyone here missed me for the last two months or more that I've been MIA in the blogosphere? Allow me to greet you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Better late than never #peg) I'm so sorry for my inconsistency, the holiday madness occupied so much of my time and other deadlines made no room for blogging. I wish i could turn back time and [insert] something to fill up the space before the other year sleep forever. My supposedly year-end blog post ended up to be a new year post and the very first entry for the blank page of my 2016 diary. Anyhoo, it was indeed a great feeling to be back and start something positive and grossing for my hashtag project #PushPaMore2016.

Kids in the Business: Our First Kiddo+Preneur Christmas Bazaar Experience

Earn. Save. Invest. Donate.

We send our children to school to learn. Perhaps, some children, just like my kids, learned about money at school in the subject called Math, but teaching them the value of money- how it is earned, how it should be spend, how to invest it and how to save, they would probably learn it from us, parents. 

I can still remember during my younger years when my parents would tell me that i should study hard in order for me to get a job and then work hard in order for me to earn and save a lot. But when i landed on my first job, i just realized that with the elevated cost and standard of living, having a 9-5 job will never be sufficient to be financially stable. I kept telling myself, Why do i need to get stucked in the rate of my salary, working hard for a company, if i can be my own boss anyway?

One Weekend at Aquaria Waterpark

No doubt, summer will always be the most exciting time of the year to book for a beach house, dig in the closet for bathing suits, pump up those floaters, fill up the picnic baskets and go for a swim! But with the complex series of climate change, especially the El Niño phenomenon happening in our country today, summer can mean anytime of the year, like December or for people like me and my family who always had a longing for total R and R- any day and any season is just perfect to hit the road for a short fun away especially on weekends.

Art is Fun at Art in Island!

(Warning! Photo Overload)

Gone are the days when paintings, arts and museum tours are deemed as boring. I'm glad that paintings, just like movies, were now revamped to 3-dimensional work of art that is interactive and fun for everyone. I must say that i am one of those few people who appreciates arts, especially paintings. If given enough resources to splurge on an auction for a prestigious painting i would love to have one for my home.

When in Batangas: Taza Mia Coffee, Now Brewing at Batangas City!

"What on earth could be more luxurious than a sofa, a book, and a cup of coffee?"  

Last Saturday, I was invited by a dear friend to come over to the grand opening and blessing of the newest "tambayan" in town. Guess what? If you think that only burgers are popping out today like mushrooms in every corner of the streets here in Batangas, don't you know that coffee shops are also massively penetrating at every town nowadays? These coffee shops excites me so much! For the love of coffee, yes it is!

When in Batangas: Orbits' Pizza, Pasta and the Monster Burger!

I love Burgers! 
Even if you'd say that it's the slowest form of poison that can eventually impair our health conditions in the long run, burgers will always be well-loved and considered as a comfort food to many. I've been eating burgers once in a while but not as frequent as before (like weekly? but definitely not everyday!). I've learned the shoddy effects of junk foods for my health and i'm in caution already with my diet, especially my food intake. But once in a little while, the craving just won't stop! Let me call it a "cheat day", like once in a month craving for some delectable pica-pica, pasta and burgers! 

Organic Black Rice and its Nutritious Wonders

Have you heard about the "forbidden rice"? I've been wanting to try out the red rice and brown rice for my weight loss goals but i haven't got the interests yet of trying the black rice, not until i learned that black rice actually beats brown rice when it comes to health benefits. But because it was rare, i cannot find it in local supermarkets around our city and the towns nearby. When i attended a mom event months ago, i stumbled upon a booth where they sell black rice and so i bought a kilo of it to try. And now i've been wanting to have it in stock for some health consciousness reasons.

Mommy Bloggers at the Blogapalooza 2015: #ResponsibleMedia

The biggest B2B - Business to Blogger event of the year happened last October 25, 2015 at One Esplanade and the best thing about it is that, i was a part of it! Hooray! 

The Venue
Blogapalooza is a community of bloggers and online influencers wanting to feature and connect with businesses. Blogapalooza has been running since 2011 and every year it just gets better and better. It was an invite only event that only bloggers and businesses can attend. Not all bloggers can be qualified too because prior to the event, each and every blogger will undergo a screening. Fortunately, i was able to pass the screening together with my MumsDailyPh team and we’re so excited to go!

A Spooktacular Halloween Party at Lima Park Hotel

Trick or Treat is a special time of the year that me and my kids would always look forward to. They've been joining the yearly festival since 2011 and they love it for three reasons: the (1) sweet candy treats, (2) the games with loots and prizes and of course (3) the costumes! October of every year is the season when both funny, cute and scary costumes are out in the shops and kids were excited to wear and follow different characters annually. I must say that this year is quite different from all of the years that we've been through, because as much as i wanted to dress them up cute and colorful, last week became a different vibe. It was their first time to dress in black and looked scary (but they're still cute)! Anyhoo, we agreed to that effect because we just wanted to follow the theme for this year's scariest costume party! And i wasn't expecting that it'll be that super spooky! 

Halloween parties from 2011-2014

A Day at Kidzania Manila, The Ultimate Role-play City for Kids!

"Anong gusto mo paglaki mo?

The kind of question during my childhood years while i keep myself busy playing bahay-bahayan, luto-lutuan, and school-schoolan with my playmates.

I can still remember well, when me and my sister together with some playmates who were also our cousins will do role-playing activities during our younger days. My favorite role is becoming a teacher where i will get to hold a stick, wear a false eye glasses and stand in front of them as if i was really a teacher who was yelling at my students. Then i would shift to becoming a banker where i would sit on the chair of my mom's home office table and will start signing some old forms, get the calculator, do some computations and pull out some papers that i call "bills" and hand it over to my playmate like we were transacting something. Those were the days, simple yet very happy with the little things that we have. 

When in Batangas: Seafood in the Bucket by Chef Jonas, A Sweet Chili Date!

If there would be one specialty that me and my hubby would enjoy the most, i think that would be a platter of seafoods garnished with the most delectable flavors of butter, garlic and chili or maybe a bowl of  crabs cooked in creamy coconut milk that is hot and spicy. Yes we love "maanghang", but he likes it more than i do.

Just recently, our busy Monday schedule transported us in the city of Lipa, Batangas, reason for us to check out a new place to dine-in, just in time for lunch. The wheels of the car went fast as we approached San Jose, and slowly till we reach the city where we spotted Seafood in the Bucket by Chef Jonas. Actually, i had been seeing this resto for quite some time now and the name sounds familiar. On my frequent googling, i stumbled across this site and thought that oh! it was in the middle east! How am i goin' to try that? But that was just the name similar to this and how happy i was to know that the concept of seafoods inside a bucket is now here in Batangas.

Helpful Ways To Protect Your Child From Abduction

The past week has brought a lot of trouble and anxiety for parents, not only in our municipality in Bauan but in the whole Southern Tagalog Region. The alarming news about child abductions and kidnapping with reference to four police reports about missing children was really disturbing. As a parent, I couldn’t help but worry about my kids who were at school the whole time and I’m sure a lot of parents are just the same. 

Let me just share to you my thoughts about these current issues that are affecting us today as moms. Apart from my busy day to day schedules, I’ve decided not to open my facebook newsfeed because I never want to bother myself all the more with all the posts that the netizens are spreading on the internet. I’m not saying, I don’t care about the situation, but there are more reliable sources that are worthy of my time and attention. 

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