October 9, 2017

Sauteed Alamang (Shrimp Paste) Recipe


Whenever we go to our hometown, I see to it we buy lots of fresh vegetables. We also buys bagoong alamang or shrimp paste that I will saute.

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Bagoong alamang is made from fermented krill (alamang) with salt. 

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Bagoong alamang is one of the famous Philippine condiments that is sauteed with garlic, onion, tomatoes and pork fats. 

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Sauteed alamang (shrimp paste) is best paired with mangoes!

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While most of the times, sauteed alamang is considered as condiments, there are other Filipino dishes where it can be used as ingredients like Kare-kare and Pork binagoongan.

Sauteeing alamang is just easy. I prefer raw alamang that is not too salty and has no bright colorings. If in case I bought one that is too salty, I will wash it with water first to remove the excess salt. 

Here's a simple Sauteed Alamang (Shrimp Paste) Recipe that you can follow.

Ingredients:
1 cup of alamang or shrimp paste
2 medium tomato, diced
2 slices pork meat (optional), chopped to little pieces
1 small onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons vinegar

Instructions:
1. Heat a pan. Add the pork and sear until brown and the oil comes out.
2. Add onion, garlic and tomato then saute for 5 minutes in low heat.
3. Add the raw shrimp paste, sugar and vinegar. Let the vinegar cooked first before covering.
4. Cover and cook in low hear for 10-15 minutes, with occasional stirring.
5. Let it cool and transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

That easy! Oh, I am craving for mangoes now!!!

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October 6, 2017

Chemist Dad on Weight-Loss


It is more than a year since I started my weight-loss regime. After a year of struggles and sacrifices, I hit the scale from 190 pounds to 165 pounds. It was a great achievement on my fitness goal.

I can already wear some of my shirts and even pants that have been kept in the closet for a long time.

During the first month, I have been struggling and trying different but healthy ways. I tried the modified military diet which limits the amount of daily calorie intake but it seems to fail because I started craving for more food. So I stopped my journey on hitting my goal. Instead of losing weight, I gain more pounds.

Many saw the results of my weight-loss journey. They kept on asking "What did you do?", "How long for you to hit that weight?", "Did you go to the gym regularly?" 

To answer these questions, here are some ways that I think helped in putting me close to my target.

Less rice.
Limiting, not eliminating, rice intake made a great impact on achieving my goals. From the usual 2 cups of rice, or even more kapag gusto ko ang ulam, gradually decreases to 1 ½ to a maximum of 1 cup especially on dinner. 

Now, I am consuming one cup of rice for breakfast, three-fourths for lunch, and a half for dinner.

I did not remove rice in my meal because according to some nutritionist, you need to sustain it or else it will make you gain more weight when you go back to the normal diet.

Balanced meal.
Balance meal for me does not mean that every meal should be complete with meat and vegetables. I just make sure that whenever I take meat on one meal, I have veggies on the next one, or vice-versa.

For example, if I have chicken afritada for lunch, I make sure that our dinner is veggies like pinakbet or chopsuey.

Fruits.
Sometimes, I used to replace my usual snack with fresh fruits. An apple or a banana is a good alternative for bread.

Less soda or fruit juices.
We know that soda and ready-made fruit juices are high in sugar. If not burned, it will turn into fats. 

Again, i did not omit these items in my meals, I just lessen it. Whenever I crave for these, I drink a glass or lesser just to satiate my taste buds. 

Green tea and lots of water.
Normally, I drink a cup of coffee with my breakfast. I replaced it with green tea since I am having a cup of coffee during our break time. I think this one made an impact in reducing my belly area.

Taking 8-10 glasses of water is not only essential in our system but water has zero calories so it is safe to drink more than the recommended amount especially on hotter days.

Exercise.
After a month of modifying my food intake, about 10 pounds were shed on my weight. This motivates me to continue what I am doing.

This time, I included daily routine exercise like abdominal crunches and weight lifting to tone my arms and tuck my tummy. But adding these activities might slow down weight loss because of gaining muscles.

Speaking of exercise, one thing you need to consider is what you are going to wear on such activity. I suggest that you should pick the one that you will be comfortable to move and do your moves. 

One place that you can check Fabletics. This brand offers a lot of choices on comfortable, affordable and fashionable athletic outfits.

Losing weight really needs a lot of discipline and even you hit your goal, you need to continue what you are doing to maintain at your goal.

After hitting my goal I stopped some of the activities above like rice intake and exercise. Few day ago, I tried to check my weight and to my surprise I marked the scale at 182 pounds. That is just eight pounds from my previous weight.

I really need to get back on the track I had before.

What is the status of your weight-loss goal?
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July 26, 2017

What is Your Dream Family Car?


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An SUV, van or sedan?


If you will ask me what my dream family car is, I would answer a van. It will always be my first choice. Why? Because it's spacious and can contain so much, haha. Seriously, comfort when travelling is on top my list why I would want a van like this.

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2018 Chevrolet City Express
A van is spacious, hence you will be more comfortable especially during long trips. You can actually bring the entire family along. Aside that you can bring many things and you can also put additional things you can buy along the way during road trip. 

However, my husband would answer a different car. He always tell me how he loves to have a pick-up truck like this one.
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2016 Ford F-450
Whenever we saw such pick-up truck, he would always tell me that's his dream car. I ask him why, he told me pick-up looks manly and stylish. He also added that aside from the manly style, having the cargo bed at its back is a factor why he would like to own one. He has a point because if you have pickup truck, moving from one place to another is easier and cheaper. Also, you can save for delivery fee if you shop for new furniture or appliances.

But wait, we still have a little boy whose opinion matters too. He would probably want a sports car like this.
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2017 Dodge Viper
Why? He loves McQueen! As simple as that, haha.

Whatever brand or style of car you have in mind, don't forget to do research first. Digital automotive site like Cars.com will be of great help. At Cars.com, you can find different local dealers and sellers. You can also do research and compare cars' prices, specifications, safety features and a lot more. Comprehensive set of research tools and consumers reviews are available too.

Hopefully, in the near future, we can buy our dream family car. It can be one of the above or all of them, in God's time. 

How about you, what's your dream family car?
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July 11, 2017

DIY Despicable Me "Minions" Bookmark Birthday Invitation


Almost a month ago, our little boy celebrated his 7th birthday. He had a pre-birthday celebration at McDonalds and a DIY Babababababanana "Minion" Party on his birthday.

For his Minion Party, I made this Despicable Me "Minions" bookmark birthday invitation.

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Making these super cute bookmark invitation is so easy. You can download this template I made. (Right click on the photo and save as image)

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And put the birthday details like this.

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For editing, I use PhotoScape software that you can download for free here. Then, I paste this on a word document, format the size (approx 6.21x2.5") to print atleast 4 invitations in one A4 size bond paper.

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Print and cut like these.

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After cutting, measure about 6 inches of black yarn for the tassel.

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Punch in a hole on top of each bookmark invitation and insert the string like this.

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And your done!

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Easy peasy right? You have a DIY Despicable Me "Minions" bookmark birthday invitation.
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July 1, 2017

A Quick Visit to Our Old School


Last weekend we went to our hometown as per Daddy A's lola's request. She's currently with us looking after Matthew because we still can't find a house help. It was just a quick trip because the next day we went home na din since Matthew had a Pedia's appointment for his annual flu vaccine. But before we go home, we had a quick trip to our old school.

This is DepEd CLSU Elementary school where Daddy and I spent our grade school years.

DepEd CLSU Elementary school

There are so many changes but that front stage remained the same. Looking at it, I can't help but remember my grade school days. Every morning we were lining up to have our flag ceremony that includes singing the national anthem and Panatang Makabayan. Sometimes there were small programs where selected students showcased their dancing or singing talents.

I can't forget when we were practicing our Sabayang Pagbigkas piece. It was my first time to perform in front of many people. I was a shy girl then and while performing I can;t help but tremble. Good thing the guitar music background like that gibson firebird at musiciansfriend.com helped me relaxed and made it through.

The building next to it naman was also our old school where we went for highschool. There were changes too but the old building is still there.

DepEd CLSU Elementary school

Then our little boy brought us to this part of the school.


Where Daddy A's donation were. (Read: Re-visiting Elementary Alma Mater)


Our little boy always tell us that his Daddy's name was written on these benches.


He must be proud of his Dad.


He also asked me to took photo of him in front of this Makabayan Park.


And this Solar System mural.


I will never forget this pathway where we always walked through during college days.


Finally, the best part of going home is bringing a box of fresh vegetables.


That's our short and quick trip. Looking forward to visiting other places in my old school.

Happy weekend!
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June 29, 2017

Five Reasons Why You Should Send Your Kids to New Zealand


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Filipinos always emphasize the importance of higher education, as it is key to landing a secure and stable career. But what if education can be pushed to an entirely different level, where youths gain a broader and more enlightening worldview, international exposure, and endless opportunities for personal and professional growth? With New Zealand’s education system, this is already a reality.

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Aside from its breath-taking sights and premium produce, New Zealand is home to top-notch education that produces high-performing graduates. Here are five reasons why you should consider New Zealand for your kids’ future:

1.    World-class education that keeps students mobile

Over 3,500 Filipino students are currently in New Zealand experiencing Kiwi education for themselves, and there are many more students from different countries – proof that the international scene recognizes New Zealand as a high-quality study destination. In fact, New Zealand is the only country in the world that can claim to have all eight of its universities ranked in the top three per cent in the world.

The country also offers internationally-recognized qualifications which allows for any New Zealand graduate to have great mobility, whether they prefer to stay in New Zealand, go back to the Philippines, or relocate overseas to work.

2.    Passion and practicality go well together

Filipino students are often faced with the dilemma of choosing between landing promising careers and pursuing their interests. More often than not, students can only choose one or the other, but New Zealand makes it possible to combine both.

The country offers a variety of carefully-designed courses and programmes that cater to the interests of its students, be it for standard courses such as business management, and humanities or for niche courses such as gaming, animation, or adventure tourism.

3.    Opportunities keep pouring in even after graduation

What makes New Zealand’s education system unique and of high quality is its innovative teaching approach that values both theory and practice. All courses and programmes, regardless of institution, expose students to real-life situations so as to give them a head start in the industry. For instance, aspiring chefs are trained in student-run restaurants and cafes while business management students are given the chance to shadow industry experts and leaders.
Institutions also have their own placement programmes to assist and support graduates find their way in their chosen industries.

The New Zealand government has also recently proposed shifting the education system in to a more digitally oriented one which will encourage computational thinking and allow students to design and develop digital outcomes. This enables students to keep pace with the fast-changing digital and be skilled creators.

4.    Students can focus without worrying about their safety

Parents will be glad to know that New Zealand cares about the safety and security of all of its students, whether local or international. In fact, student surveys show that 90 per cent of international students are happy staying in New Zealand. New Zealand is the most peaceful English-speaking country in the world, and it is the very first country to adopt a strict Code of Practice for the care of international students. Updated in the past year to support the rising number of international students in New Zealand, the Code sets out minimum standards of advice and care for students, and provides them with guidelines to adhere to should they have concerns about the treatment they are receiving.

To further enhance the safety and overall experience of international students, New Zealand’s Ministry for Education had also recently released the country’s first International Student Well-being Strategy. The strategy focuses on four areas that make up the international student experience in New Zealand: economic well-being, education, health and well-being, and inclusion.

5.    There is an endless list of exciting things to do

Who says learning can only be done within the four walls of a classroom? Taking advantage of the country’s exhilarating environment, New Zealand allows students to challenge boundaries  to experience the world and achieve deeper learning.

There is a number of activities students can do in New Zealand to complement their learning in school. Students not only have great access to the great outdoors, but also the city scene and various museums. The New Zealand environment makes it conducive and exciting for international students to pursue a life of learning.

For more information on studying in New Zealand, head over to http://studyinnewzealand.govt.nz


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June 17, 2017

5 Effective and Natural Sprays To Get Rid of Ants


Aside from mosquitoes carrying virus like Dengue and Zika, ants infestation is one of the most common insect problems at home. Though they don't pose as much threat as mosquitoes, ants can be carrier of bacteria causing diseases like Salmonella. That's why we shouldn't let them invade our house especially our kitchen and get into our food.

However, sometimes dealing with ants can be very frustrating. If you have a kid at home like me, you can't just use insecticides because it has strong odor and can be toxic not just to human but also to the environment. Good thing there are natural and non-toxic sprays we can use to get rid out of ants.

Here are 5 effective and natural sprays to get rid of ants:

1. Lemon Water Spray

5 Effective and Natural Sprays To Get Rid of Ants
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Aside from lemon's health benefits, it can also be used to prevent ants from entering  our home. You can rub some lemon on areas where ants are getting in. Or you can make lemon water spray by mixing some lemon juice with water. Spray the mixture regularly at areas where ants are frequent. It's smell discourages ants from entering and its acidic property conceals ants' scent trails. 

2. White Vinegar Spray

White vinegar is not just for disinfection but also can be used to drive away ants. Because of white vinegar's strong odor, it sends out eviction notice to ants. Also, its odor masks ants' scent trails preventing them from getting to right direction. To make a white vinegar spray, mix equal parts of it with water. You may also add few drops of any essential. Spray this mixture once daily on areas where ants are entering or colonizing. 

3. Peppermint Spray

Another natural insect repellent that can effectively get rid of ants is peppermint. This is because ants hate its smell that can also destroy their smelling capabilities of detecting food. To make a peppermint spray, add 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to 1 cup of water. Spray this mixture twice daily on areas where ants are present. If you have peppermint plants, sprinkle some dried leaves at your door, entryways and garbage areas to prevent ants from entering or colonizing our home.

4. Cinnamon Spray
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Cinnamon is another effective natural ant repellent that be readily available at home. Just like vinegar and peppermint, its smell prevents ants from entering our home. Based on studies conducted, cinnamon oil gave positive repellent and insecticidal activity results. To make a cinnamon spray, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon essential oil in a cup of water. Spray this once daily on areas where ants enter or colonize. If cinnamon oil is not present at home, use ground cinnamon instead.

5. Dish Soap Water Spray

Dish soap and water can also help in getting rid of ants. To make a dish soap water spray, mix one part of dish soap and two parts water, then shake to thoroughly mix the solution. Spray the mixture over a line of ants. The mixture will immediately stop and smother the ants. Wipe the surface after.

Those are effective and natural sprays to get rid of ants. If these are done regularly, ants will surely get off our home. However, when there's an heavy infestation we should immediately call help from our friends at Insight Pest Solutions. They provide safe and effective pest control with a quality customer care service.

Any other natural ways to get rid of insects like ants?
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May 23, 2017

Our Little Bossing is Back!


After two months of vacationing, our little bossing is back.


Though we still don't have a new house help, thanks to my sister for agreeing to be with us until June. With that having no house help still, I feel the pressure of giving up my work.


That thing called "mommy guilt" strikes again. I wish things are just easy so do decision makings. Nevertheless, I trust God's plan. We still have more than two weeks to find a new househelp or I'll make a big decision in life.

For now, I will focus on the positive side and do my mommy duties. Because my son's 7th birthday is fast approaching. So I started with doing these felt cloth letters as DIY party decorations for his DIY party at home on his birthday.


Speaking of his 7th birthday, we already reserved a McDonald's birthday party before his birthday naman. Also, I am still looking for a perfect gift. I'm choosing between a karaoke microphone because my son loves to sing (Read: Matthew the #hugot Singer), or a guitar. Just in time because I saw nice first act electric guitar at guitarcenter.com.

Which ever I choose, for sure my son will appreciate it. Please pray that I also come up with the best decision.

Have a great week ahead!
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April 27, 2017

Stir Fry Chicken and Potatoes with Sarsaya Oyster Sauce


It's been more than a month since our little took his vacation at our home town, at my in-laws house. Because of this, Daddy and I are alone at our home sweet home. Dahil dalawa lang kami, nakakatamad na magluto. Wala na din kami meal plan since then, hehe. So kung ano na lang maisip at kung ano na lang meron sa fridge.

There are nights pa nga that we just eat vegetable and fruit salad.


Or whole wheat bread sandwich.


O kaya naman fast food.



But last night sinipag akong magluto when I saw this Sarsaya Oyster Sauce. 


Then I remember we still have chicken and baby potatoes, plus garlic, onions and ginger. Voila! 


I just add a teaspoon of soy sauce and Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.


I cooked just enough for the two of us.


I called it stir fry chicken and potatoes and here's what you need:

1/4 chopped chicken meat
1/4 potatoes (cut into two for baby potatoes)
garlic
ginger
onion
Sarsaya Oyster Sauce
Soy Sauce

How to cook:

1. In a hot pan, add oil and saute ginger, garlic and onion until the onion is translucent. Set aside.
2. In the same pan, fry the potatoes. Set aside.
3. Stir fry the chicken meat until golden brown. Add the sauteed ginger, garlic and onion, and the fried potatoes
3. Add the Sarsaya Oyster Sauce and a teaspoon of soy sauce to taste.. Simmer for few minutes and serve with hot rice.

As simple as that. This is good for two people na. Tara let's eat?
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April 23, 2017

Style Up Yourself With Divatress Wigs


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

It's been ages since I had my long hair. I always have shoulder-length hair like this.


Having short hair is more manageable and convenient for a working mom like me. However, there are days I wish I have longer hair, that especially when I saw women with long hair. For me, having long hair makes a woman more feminine and attractive. They can style up their hair like straight, curl or wavy. Though having short have makes a woman look younger.

Confusing it is? No worries because you can style up yourself anyway you want with Divatress wigs. Divatress is a leading beauty e-commerce company that offers thousands of wigs and hair care products in different styles and colors. Check out Divastress lace front wigs. You will definitely love this Sensationnel Select Remi Human Hair as much as I do.

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What is great about wearing wigs is your saving your hair from chemical and heat treatments. You don't need to compromise your hair to look good because you always have options. Like if you have long hair but want to try shorter hair, wear this Bobbi Boss Swiss lace front wig.

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Those are just few of many selections of synthetic, human hair, or a human hair blend wigs at Divatress. Divatress offers enjoyable, fast and hassle free shopping experience being the most loved and trusted online wig retailer. Not only that, they have use-friendly site too.

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April 1, 2017

Unboxing Trax Orbitrac


This is an overdue post. Pardon for sharing this late.

I almost achieved my 2016 weight –loss goal. From 195 lbs I hit the scale at 165-mark at the end of the year.

For most, they thought that I had to sacrifice my eating habits and visits the gym regularly. But not. Just check it HERE.

Also, my weight-loss goal will not be possible without Mommy's company. She sheds extra pounds too.

This year, I wanted to continue living “healthier”. I need to tone saggy skin. We have already sets of weights at home but I think this is not yet enough.


Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation

Buti na lang Mommy allows me to spend the savings for my auditor’s training and purchase a new toy for me – a stationary bike. Christmas Gift daw sa akin.  We need to add cardio activities.


I got this Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation from Chris Sports - SM Marilao Branch. This originally priced at  PhP7,499 but I got this with a 10% discount.

Since we don’t have a spacious service, I just checked the parts and assembled it at home. Assembling is easy since it is already provided with tools needed for tightening or loosening screws and bolts and nuts.

Here is how it looks like after about 2 hours of assembling.


Photo Source: Chris Sports


Footrest.


Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation

The foot rest is wide enough making you more comfortable as you use. It is sturdy too that you can stand while using the bike.

Handle.
The handle is cushioned with foam making it not slip and doesn’t hurt your palms and you go. The handles could not be set to stationary like the other brands.

Saddle.


Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation

The seat is cushioned and adjustable for optimum support that can hold up to 110 kilos.

Tension adjuster.
There is a knob that is used to adjust the tension of the bike for a better challenge.

Monitor Screen.


Trax Orbitrac 3rd Generation

Trax Orbitrac is equipped with a digital monitor that counts your speed, distance, time and calories burned. I not sure if this gives reliable results when it comes to calories burned.

I am looking forward that this will give great results after months of using. Though the calories burned based on the monitor is not that high, having some cardio activities is still good for the health.

As of now, I am just enjoying using Trax Ortbitrac. It really works most of my body parts.

Working out either cardio or toning is best done listening to upbeat music. Either by headset or a multimedia speaker at home attached to a cellphone or any music player. I prefer using a headset so it won’t disturb others at home. Good thing that I have a nice headset with my phone to enjoy the music in my playlist.

If you are looking for tools that will give you a good sound, search for the Shure brand and check it out!


Do you have fitness equipment at home too?

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March 29, 2017

Weekend Home DIYs


It has been a long time since I made a post on this site.

Since it's only me and Mommy Maye at home, we spent our weekends by making ourselves busy. My plan was to sit back and watch a complete season of Daredevil but I made worthier tasks.

While, Mommy was doing the cleaning and house chores, I made some do it yourself (DIY) crafts out of wood scraps.

First is this knife organizer.

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Knife Organizer
I made this by joining together two pieces of wood blocks of about ½ inch thick. Smoothen the surface with sand paper then polish with plastic varnish.

I also made this simple cellphone or tablet holder.

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Wooden cellphone and tablet stand
A slit of about 1 cm wide and 1 cm deep is made into the surface of a wooden block. The surface is then polished with sand paper followed by plastic varnish.

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Wooden cellphone and tablet stand
This is perfect for watching movies on your tablet or phone.

Also, I made wooden board shelves for Matthew’s stuff. However, I haven't fix it on the wall so I will share it next time.

Actually, home improvement and maintenance is a never ending task. We have still loads of home improvements to do like a new room for Matthew and spring cleaning of our master's bedroom. By the way, let me share some helpful cleaning hacks I found at Invitation Homes.

Cleaning Hacks, Invitation Home


Hopefully, we'll accomplish our home improvement plans as much as what we had done last year.

What made your weekend busy?

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March 15, 2017

Pregnant Jill Duggar Travels To Central America


Fans of TLC's “Counting On” are slamming Jill Duggar (Dillard) after traveling with her husband and 22 month old son to Central America to do missionary work there. Jill revealed on her blog that although the family has only been in Central America for a little over a week, there are already many different health scares that have plagued them.

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“The first few days we were here, amidst the settling in and busy schedules, Israel (the Duggar/Dillard's 22 month old son) and I were battling colds and coughs and Israel developed a low grade fever, which we quickly noticed was a result of an eye infection.” However, fans didn't think it was a very good idea that Jill and Derrick were traveling to Central America at all, seeing that Jill is pregnant with the couple's second child.


The family is doing mission work in El Salvador, which is a country that has been hit hard by the Zika virus. The country recommends that women who live there wait until 2018 to get pregnant due to the Zika virus. Fans of the show have been sounding off, saying that it was not safe for Jill and Derrick to travel to the country, and that Jill is putting not only her own health at risk, but the health of her whole family as well.

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March 8, 2017

Matthew the #hugot Singer


If you are a follower on our Instagram account, you may have watched this #hugot song of Matthew.


I called it #hugot song because Daddy and I will sing it every time we'll hear someone who's being emotional. In other words, humuhugot.

When you hear it's lyric "kung wala ka ng maintindihan, kung wala ka ng makapitan... kumapit ka sa akin, hindi kita bibitawan...", it's as if you are saving a person right? So when we know someone who's getting too much emotional, we remind him or her of the song. Which will make him/her laugh so we'll save him/her from crying, haha.

So that's why we call it #hugot song. But seriously, my son loves to sing. He loves singing those teleserye theme songs and even commercial jingles like this one.


He can be a singer or a total performer someday right? As early as now, we give him our full support for his love of music. Daddy bought him a piano while I am planning to buy him a guitar birthday gift. I have yet to find guitar store just like the music stores dayton ohio. But hopefully before his birthday comes, I already bought one.

Does your kids love to sing too?
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March 6, 2017

Century Tuna Burger Patties


I must admit, Daddy used to cook better than me. Pero dati yun dahil mommy maye cooks na, haha. Sinisipag lang naman and also since I want to prepare school baon for my son, I made burger patties using Century Tuna.


Making Century Tuna burger patties is just quick and easy. Here are what you need:

1 can Century Tuna Flakes in Oil
1 piece egg
3 spoon floor

1/2 cup bread crumbs (approximate only)
1 piece carrot (grated)

1 stalk celery (finely chopped)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
pepper and salt

How to cook:

1. Separate the oil from the tuna flakes and mashed.
2. Beat the egg and mix well with the rest of the ingredients. Chill for one hour.
3. Then make your burger patties and fry.



Fry at low heat lang because tuna burger patties is easy to cook lang. By the way I used our JML Stone-ware Platinum Pan so I can only use less oil. Parang pan grilled lang.


4. When the patties are brown na, you can put it over paper towel to sop up excess oil.


That's it. Arrange it in a burger bun with sliced cheese and a little mayonnaise. You'll have this yummy tuna burger na. You can add slices of cucumber, tomatoes and lettuce too.


Actually, you can also turn this to tuna nuggets. Add grated cheese lang and for sure your kids will love it.

O sha, I'll share more easy recipe pa next time. Lalo na sinisipag akong magluto, haha.


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