New Favorites at C2 Classic Cuisine

There are just a handful of Filipino restaurants that my family frequent because Pinoy food is already a regular on our table during mealtimes.  That is why there has to be something special, something different in the menu for us to choose a restaurant serving our local cuisine.Some weeks back, Jackie invited me as her plus-one … Continue reading

CHICK-IN Chicken Inasal is a Winner

Weeks after their second outlet opened, at the invitation of the owners, I was excited to bring my foodie blogger friends to Chick-In Chicken Inasal restaurant and have them try the house special chicken inasal (Bacolod-style char-grilled skewered chicken marinated in vinegar, salt, spices, and basted in annatto seed oil). I have to disclose that I am friends with the … Continue reading

Advocating Anti-Bullying in Schools

Second Friday of the month:  Schooling / Parenting“Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.  It typically involves subtle methods of coercion such as intimidation. ” – Wikipedia (Taken from Reedley International School website; … Continue reading

Christmas Wish List: What Women (Wives) Want

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday – Homemakers / WivesFor this Family Friday post, I have decided to focus on what women want for Christmas. Well, in particular, what wives want! The wife and the mother are what we call in Filipino ilaw ng tahanan – the light in their homes that guide the family. … Continue reading

Foot Spa and Pedi Treat at Cozy Nail Lounge

I think I’ve only had manicure and pedicure at a salon only twice since I started wearing nail polish.  I do my own nails and usually apply polish when there’s an occasion.  Just talking about this makes me feel so deprived of pampering. So I could never say no to a foot spa, and a … Continue reading

OBAGI 360 System for Complete Skin Transformation

“Our philosophy provides a total approach to treating and reversing skin conditions, from the most common to the most challenging, by repairing and restoring healthy skin function. Obagi treatment programs, widely praised all over the world for their effectiveness, can be used on all skin types, regardless of age, condition, or skin color.” – House … Continue reading

6 Sites of Inspiration

Since I began my web logs, a.k.a. blogs, over two years ago, I came across a multitude of personal blog sites that truly amazed and piqued by interest.  Most are local bloggers from the metro, while a number of them are from across the globe which adds a very unique flavor to my growing reading … Continue reading

Yummy Yoshinoya Century Bangus Kabayaki for Lent

Kabayaki: A generic Japanese term for a seafood dish that is filleted, deboned, and dipped in a sweet soy sauce-based sauce before being broiled on a grill. – Century Pacific Group (Century Bangus) For a limited time only, this Bangus Kabayaki is the Lenten season offering of popular Japanese food chain Yoshinoya, known for their best-selling beef bowls. … Continue reading

Sighted: Mom-Friday in PDI

Last Sunday, I received a text message from Tetcha, and few others, about our photo that made it in the papers — on the Philippine Daily Inquirer no less, and under the fabulous Ms. Tessa Prieto-Valdes’ column! It was this photo taken from the recent launch of the Ipanema Hot Sands Collection that was published. … Continue reading

Sites of Inspiration

These wonderful sites serve as my sources of inspiration, information, and amusement online. Hope you enjoy them too! My kidsThe ART of J & M FAMILY / HOME & LIVINGA Filipina Mom BloggerCeemee’s CazzapoeiaChronicles of a Nursing MomDainty MomGoopJ and the Three BoysMake or BreakManila MommyMom-101Mommy FleurMothering EarthlingsO.C. Mom in ManilaOur Phenomenal LifePensive ThoughtsTartine and … Continue reading