Acuatico Beach Resort Weekend Getaway

“Soak your moments of leisure under its magic charms and exotic beauty. Its balmy tropical setting and the deep-blue crystalline waters of the sea…” (from the official website of Acuatico Beach Resort) The resort’s centerpiece infinity-edge pool Last November, I was already dreaming of going to Acuatico after I heard lots of good things from … Continue reading

Mom-Finds: Ballerina Flats

Last Friday of the month:  Mom-Finds under P500 I bought my first ballet flats when I was in high school.  It was from the late 80s “It” shop called Sari-Sari Store in Greenhills (now I feel old!).  They used to carry just one style, made from soft synthetic calf leather, in different colors. I think … Continue reading

Misua Soup with Meatballs and Patola (Loofah)

I rarely buy this vegetable that is known in different names: sponge gourd, vegetable sponge, Luffa acutangula, angled luffa, and more popularly, patola or loofah (lufah).  It was never part of my market list. Surprisingly, when my mother made soup with patola a few months back, the kids actually liked it, and finished a bowl! … Continue reading

The (Prep) Graduate, Class 2010

Third Friday of the month: Event “Better and wiser, give thanks because in every trial God is molding you. Your life will be happier if you count trials as blessings Your burden will be lighter if you see everything as God’s blessings…“ This is a verse from my son’s graduation song, “Count Your Blessings“.  Today, … Continue reading

Baby’s First Foods, part 2

Feeding your baby for the first time will be a moment to remember, for any parent. It is a developmental milestone and for me, it has to be recorded in the baby book! Sitting up on the high chair with their spanking new bib, all ready with a colorful set of spoon and fork, it’s … Continue reading

Baby’s First Foods, part 1

Second Friday of the month: Babies Baby’s first smile, first coo, first time to ‘close-open’ his fist…these are just a few of our baby’s many ‘firsts’ that we don’t want to miss. And getting a taste of his first ‘solid food’ is another milestone that parents, most especially moms, prepare for and tend to obsess … Continue reading

Who Is Mom-Friday?

Mom-Friday (noun):  multi-faceted, queen-of-all-trades; a go-to lady; a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or purpose; a derivative of Girl-Friday (a female assistant with a range of duties). Moms wear different hats:  care-taker, teacher, friend, playmate, working mom, cook, driver, among others. Thus, I coined the name Mom-Friday, as defined above. I say … Continue reading

What Am I Blogging About?

I have decided to organize my entries according to the following schedule and hope you would (continue to) follow me through all My Fridays, and in-betweens (“,).  I am committed to only write about my personal experiences, thoughts, discoveries, products and services that I truly like and believe in, and share my interests and passions with … Continue reading

A Prosperous Sunday Lunch

First Friday of the month:  Dining As part of my “blog renovation”, I have made a regular topic schedule for all Fridays of the month which is in the ‘My Fridays’ menu tab above (though it’s not quite working yet) on the sidebar. Therefore, beginning this month, every first Friday, the topic will be all … Continue reading

Mom-Friday Make-Over: Top 3 Headers

Yay!  Finally, after a full week of anxiously waiting, carefully selecting, rationalizing, and making the layout, I am proud to present my 3 favorite candidates for my new image header contest. These three are completely different from each other. Each one caught my eye and made quite an impression when I first saw them. Presenting, … Continue reading