Moms’ Wellness Retreat at Nurture Spa

Second Friday of the month:  Family Friday / Motherhood / Health & WellnessFinally, one full day at the spa for me. This thought was running through my head as I count the days to the spa retreat organized for our group.  I already pictured myself being pampered from head to toe without the care in the … Continue reading

Techni-Ice Reusable Hot and Cold/Ice Pack

Traditional ice pack, ice wrap, gel ice pack, hot and cold gel packs, we have them all. Having very active kids in the house, getting bumps and bruises of all sizes are inevitable, so ice packs remain the most used tool for first aid, aside from plaster strips! When I received my samples of heavy … Continue reading

Down in Chinatown on Chinese New Year 2012

Gong Xi Fa Cai, hong bao na lai!Kiong Hee Huat Tsai! Kong Hei Fat Choi! Happy Chinese New Year! Yesterday (January 23rd on the Roman calendar) was the first day of the lunar year of the Water (Black) Dragon.  Chinese people all over world celebrate the Spring Festival with much exuberance.  This most important annual event marks the end of … 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

Mom-Style: Traveling Mama Jen of ‘Folie à Deux’

“Mom-Style will serve as my platform to put the spotlight on fashion-savvy moms from all walks of life… Being a mother is a full-time ‘job’ and as a result, many moms tend to forget to take care of themselves. So making an effort to look good can, in turn, become an inspiration for others to also … Continue reading

Fun Friday: Horse-back Riding at El Kabayo, Subic

Third Friday of the month:  Travel / LeisureThere are a few not-so-ordinary activities that instantly delight my kids, and it involves horses. Ever since they had their first close encounter with horses in Tagaytay over a year ago, one mention of a planned out-of-town trip has them picturing a day of riding horses!  Since we … Continue reading

Freestyle Friday: Images from our Visita Iglesia

Freestyle Friday :  Holy Week Today is Good Friday. I originally wanted to skip this Friday as part of my self-imposed ban from social media on this holy day.  But I made a commitment to you on having a regular Friday post. Coincidentally, it’s the 4th of 5 Fridays for this month, so…it’s Freestyle Friday, and … Continue reading

Psalm 91 – A Powerful Prayer for Protection

To everyone traveling this Holy Week, let me offer you this bible scripture for your safety and protection — PSALM 91. I began praying this, and even keep a tiny piece of print-out in my purse, after learning about it’s meaning and powerful words while I was still a single working girl. Since then, I’ve always … Continue reading

Subic Summer Retreat at Lighthouse Marina Resort

Third Friday of the month:  Fun / Travel and Leisure “Like a beacon that steers boats to shore, this magnificent establishment on the Subic waterfront can serve as a venue that beckons travelers seeking world-class comfort.”– http://www.lighthousesubic.comIt was a brief yet relaxing summer retreat for my family last week when we decided to forego a choice destination by … Continue reading

Kid-Style: Funky Girls in Boots

So who said boots were made for cowboys?  Whether in suede or leather, low-cut to knee-high, these funky girls know how to strut their stuff, dress up in style to match their boots and express their individual styles.  My girl inspired me on this post as she tirelessly asked for a pair of pink boots … Continue reading