In the Kitchen will be the category where I will post some of the recipes I cook for my family. I promise you these are super-duper easy recipes because I’m really not an expert in the kitchen plus the fact that I don’t want recipes with so many steps/how-tos. Just 4-6 instructions, anything more than that, I skip the page of my recipe book and look for simpler recipes. So newbies in the kitchen, I hope you’ll try my recipes or suggestions and let’s share kitchen secrets!
We just stayed home this weekend, we thought it’s a payday Friday and some malls are having their sale so traffic will be hellish. Gwen’s new yaya is on a day-off, and honestly, we’re not sure if she’s a keeper. Gwen is not warming up to her new Ate even if it’s already a month, and I also don’t feel free moving around the house when she’s in it.
That’s why this weekend, I was in the mood to freely move in the kitchen, yay! Didn’t you notice that food is always associated with whatever the mood we’re in? In my case, I want to celebrate my momentary freedom with my family, hence I cooked Brown Sugar Pork Belly inspired by the Mood Food cookbook, a collaboration of Russell Hobbs and Chef JP Anglo.
Russell Hobbs, a UK brand that is the global leader in small kitchen appliances, has teamed up with celebrity Chef JP Anglo, one of the judges in Master Chef Philippines and who sits at the helm of Sarsa Kitchen, for Mood Food.
Third time’s a charm, and when it comes to Multiple Intelligence, three is indeed lucky. Who wouldn’t want a child with 3 kinds of smarts? I’m talking about Brain Smart, Body Smart, and People Smart. I believe that every child is capable of being a Multi-Achiever, as long as as we give them opportunities to freely explore and develop their capabilities. While our kids are young, I try to give them more time and activities to discover the things where they excel. By learning more things, the more chances that we are raising a Generation MI, a generation of Multi-Achievers.
My child is more than Brain Smart! She’s also Body Smart and People Smart.
Kidzania Manila is set to open at the Bonifacio Global City this 2015. While this first kid-sized play city is still under construction, kids can get a sneak peek of what awaits them when KidZania Manila opens through Kidzania Go!. Kidzania Go! is a FREE teaser event happening on May 16 to 17, 2015 at the Glorietta Activity Center. There will be multiple sessions during the two-day run of KidZania Go!, with each session featuring a preview of the play city’s role-play activities for kids.
KidZania Go! is a sneak peek into the kid-sized city of KidZania Manila, which is set to open this year at Bonifacio Global City.
Mercury Drug will be having its series of Bantay Kalusugan Flu Vaccination 2015 once again. Get your flu shots on May 16 or May 30, 2015. Flu vaccines will be available for only Php 450. Don’t miss this chance because flu vaccines administered at hospitals costs above Php 1000.
I was told that the flu shots is for adults, but you can ask the doctor on site if they can give it to your kids as well. Senior citizen discounts will also be given, just bring your ID.
Check the list of participating Mercury Drug stores with scheduled flu vaccination:
I can’t put into words a Mother’s Day post for my Nanay, a serious one at that after I wrote 4 Funny and Endearing Facts About Nanay the other day. I was on Facebook waiting for an inspiration when I suddenly remembered that I wrote a Tagalog poem for her when I was still on Xanga. I scoured my email accounts to search for the back-up files. Ang dami kong nahalungkat, LOL! I blogged on Xanga when I was 20-something, and this poem, based from the archive, is dated May 13, 2006. Sinulat ko rin to para sa Mother’s Day 2006, I don’t know if I made sense, basta don’t judge! So kung 2006 to, I was 24 noon, kaya please wag nyo ko pagtawanan.
At Jollibee celebrating Gwen’s 1st birthday
Here’s what my 24-year-old self wrote to Nanay (wala pang title)
As Mother’s Day draws near, Downy paid tribute to the mothers last May 6, 2015 at The Conservatory at The Peninsula Manila.
Nanay’s birthday is on May 20, she will be turning 69 this year. It’s very timely that her birth month is also the time when all mothers are celebrated all over the world. It’s a tough job but with a lot of love and patience, our mothers become the superheroes of our everyday lives. Oh, I don’t know what my life is like without my Nanay.
I got a secret to tell, I discovered a not-so-hidden place in Pasay where your family can enjoy without spending too much. If you’ll bring your own food, drinks, bikes, and other recreational activities, then you don’t have to spend a single cent while in there. Yes, even the parking is free! We all know how scarce it is to find free parking nowadays.
Filipinos love celebrations, I think it’s a way of sharing our blessings to other people. Whether it’s just a simple milestone or a big event, it will always be meaningful when celebrated with your loved ones and of course, at a place close to our hearts.
You can never go wrong with having a Jollibee Kids Party that’s why we celebrated Gwen’s 1st birthday at Jollibee. It’s a hit for the kids and the kids at heart, everyone loves Jollibee.
For TV host, former Olympian and mommy of five, Christine Jacob-Sandejas, the moving up of her youngest son, Jaime, from preschool to grade school was a reason to treat the whole family to a Jollibee Kids Party.
Christine Jacob-Sandejas and her son Jaime celebrate his moving up from preschool to grade school with a Jollibee Kids Party.
First things first, this post is not just a press release about Gymboree Sta. Rosa, but a personal post to congratulate my friend, Dew of Momster Teacher, for their newest business venture. The people behind the very successful Brain Train Review & Tutorial Center are also the ones who brought in Gymboree Play & Music Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
all smiles from Gymboree Sta. Rosa staff spearheaded by Dewmaine Sales-Ladaga