Month: November 2013

A year with The Entertainer

We buy the big blue book of The Entertainer book every year. Entertainer is a compilation of more than 1500 vouchers you can use to dine, have fun, relax and a whole lot more. Yes! you read that right a whole lot of vouchers similar to the one below. Every time the MyNappytales family dine out we always check the big blue book for restaurants we can try. It has also made us try new places.   Our complain with this wonderful blue book is that it’s heavy to carry around (especially if you have a baby) when we go out and we sometimes lose pages.   This problem though will end this year because the Entertainer team has launched a new app!   They are now running a limited 10% offer when you pre-order 2014 Entertainer books. If you want to try your luck go hop to Grace’s blog here she’s having an Entertainer giveaway.  

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

I am guilty of feeding LittleMan V fast food and store bought chicken nuggets. He absolutely likes them and if given a chance to eat nuggets everyday he would. I have tried several recipes for a healthy chicken nuggets and V would either complain that it was not soft (not like the ones from McDo) or just didn’t taste good enough for him. It has been more than a month or two since I stopped buying frozen store bought nuggets and how he miss having them for breakfast or snack. Last week I prepared healthy chicken nuggets for his after school snack and he easily ate 8 pieces in one sitting and LittleMiss enjoyed them as well!   While planning for his school lunch, he once again requested that I prepare Mama’s healthy chicken nuggets.

More than Frills & Pink Tutus

I grew up showered with girly toys – barbies, kitchen sets, carebears and cuddly stuffed toys. My boy cousins have bikes, race cars, and skateboards. I so wanted to learn how to ride a bicycle and skateboards but I was not allowed since it’s for boys (that’s according to my Aunt). When Papa left us I started hating my barbie dolls and turned them to evil enemies of He-Man and She-Ra, my barbie dolls lost an arm and some their head!     GoldieBlox is changing toys for girls that will encourage them to enter the male dominated field of Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. Isn’t the video fascinating! I want my LittleMiss to explore the world of play beyond pink tutus and dolls. If you agree, then click here and vote for them to win a commercial spot in the Super Bowl.  

GlamBox November

Sometimes staying at home makes one Mom forget that we too have to take care of ourself. In a day the one thing I do to make myself “pretty” is take a bath. Yes just that and yes sometimes I don’t even get to brush my hair. Every day I prioritize and make sure all house chores are done, kids & hubby fed 5x a day (snacks included), homework done, and kids are safe. I subscribe to GlamBox as a reminder that I have to take care of me as well. Sometimes putting on a bright red lipstick is enough to make one Mama pretty and happy.

Goodbye my Banker

“Neng, wala na si Bernard.” A message I got from Kate. My hands was shaking while trying to confirm the news. I tried calling his number but his mobile was turned off. Bernard was my constant date and whenever I feel blue he was just a call away. He helped me organize Navidad party for Yuppeace – this is the time that we really bonded. The night of the party he was so happy with his newly purchased Celio long sleeves only to find out that it looked like what the waiters wore. He insisted that he still stands out (from the waiters) because I was beside him. Bernard is one of Vs GodParent. He insisted to sit in the front row during the baptism ceremony. He was part of my family. Wednesday night Coy found old photos and videos of Yuppeace activities and we talked about Bernard. I told myself that I’ll call him the following day but I never did. We always have lunch or sit down for coffee whenever we went home …

Maraming Salamat Po

Typhoon Haiyan has caused so much pain to those who have been affected and it also has opened our eyes to what the Philippine government can and can’t do. Despite the heartbreak Haiyan has also brought out the goodness in every one.   Our neighboring countries near and far have sent in help to all survivors. Overseas Filipino workers around the globe conducted charity events to benefit those that have been affected. Netizens have shared information in every way they can to spread awareness and update. Maraming Salamat po. Thank you.  

World Education Exhibit 2013

Did you have any specific plans after high school?  Looking back I was one teen who didn’t have any plans, I didn’t know what course to take for college nor did I have any specific answer to the question “What did you want when you grow up?” One thing I was sure of is that I want to travel and explore the world. I did consider the option of studying abroad, but then I thought it was only for those A+ students in my batch and when I did some research about it a whole lot of information was available which was quite overwhelming and discouraging. Good news to students in the Philippines who wish to pursue studies abroad – IDP Philippines will host a World Education Exhibition 2013 in Manila and Cebu.  IDP Philippines was established in 1985 is a student placement firm that has been sending thousands of students abroad.