Year: 2013

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.

Aid of Hope – Charity event for Typhoon Yolanda Survivors

A rePost from my facebook timeline *** Filipino Unite for a Cause in collaboration with The UAE Red Crescent Society We invite you to an… AID OF HOPE Charity Event for The Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Date: 15 November 2013, FRIDAY Time : 8:00am – 5:00pm Location: Zabeel Park – Amphitheater / MegaBowl This charity event is aimed at gathering much needed donations that will be sent to The Philippine National Red Cross, through The UAE Red Crescent Society. Donations can be made in Cash or in the form of essential goods such as Medical Supplies, Tents, Blankets, Canned Food, etc (Please note: “The Philippine Red Cross does not accept rotten, damaged, expired or decayed goods. Though we appreciate your generosity, PRC also discourages donations of old clothes as we have more than enough to go around.”) Schedule of Activities: 1) Walk-for-A-Cause (9:00am-11:00am) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” with Red Crescent Donation Boxes at the “Start” area 2) Yoga, Zumba, and Body Combat (8:00am-10:00am; 3:00pm-5:00pm) – Will be an “Open Amount Donation” …

Ways to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan for those overseas

Survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) need your help. We have friends who’s family is in Ormoc and Palompon Tacloban who have not slept in days trying to contact relatives, after 3 days they finally got good news that everyone is safe. Omar’s two kids are lucky that they have coconut meat to eat. Some survivors don’t have shelter and food. If you are wondering how you can help, I have a list of organizations below accepting donations. Philippine Red Cross World Food Programme Save the Children Unicef Habitat for Humanity The Philippine Consulate of Dubai is hosting a Brunch for Cause this Friday (November 15), you can also drop off relief goods that day. Thank you.