Author: Abigail

What’s inside our GO BAG?

What is a ‘Go Bag’? A ‘Go Bag‘ is something that you would grab in situations that require immediate evacuation. It basically is an emergency-preparedness bag that you pack in advance but hope you never need. Contents of the bag should be sufficient for a 12-hour period. It is recommended to update contents of this bag every few months. You have to choose a bag that is large enough to carry the necessary items. I prefer to use a backpack so my hands are free to hold my children. What is inside a Go Bag? Travel and identification documents are the top most items that I make sure is updated and always inside our bag since we are living overseas. Make it a habit to scan important documents, then save it in a virtual drive and send copies to your relatives Passport Emirates ID (identification card for UAE residents) Health Insurance Card  Insurance Papers First Aid Kit – masks, bandAid, antiseptic wipes and important medication. Include a copy of your physician’s prescription. Flashlight and batteries. Ideally, a flashlight …

How To Make Ice Cream at Home

Just 3 ingredients to make ICE CREAM at home! It is so easy to make that Chloe took charge in preparing the recipe and she even prepared a video to show you how. This can be a very fun DIY project for the family to do at home and because we need to satisfy a sweet frozen craving. The base recipe is versatile that you can basically add different flavorings! The option is endless to your imagination.

Brownies with Dark Chocolate Walnuts

Brownies with Dark Chocolate Chunks and Walnuts

We have a fudgy, chunky and easy cocoa brownies for your family. I guarantee that the chocolate lover in your family will ask for more! This brownie recipe will easily become a family favorite! Tips: I prefer to use Dutch processed cocoa powder when available. Otherwise, a natural cocoa powder will do great as well. 70% dark chocolate chunks is a MUST. You can double the amount of chocolate if you don’t fancy nuts. CHECK brownies after 20 minutes of baking, if the middle is still runny and wet, bake for 5 minutes more. Continue baking until you see the middle part is set but still give a bit of movement when pan is moved. I baked our brownies in our electric oven for exactly 27 minutes. Important! Bake two batches and hide one tray for yourself.

one little word grow illustration

Grow | One Little Word

As with the beginning of each year, I have chosen a word to inspire and guide me. One word that I would intentionally live with for the whole year. There are so many ways I want to grow this year: I want to grow ‘ME’ make meaningful connections that will make me a better person. I will make an effort to get in touch with friends, meet-up and enjoy a conversation. To exercise and eat better. I have been sickly and have ignored signs my mind & body is telling me. Spend more time to read and write. Grow my digital skills learn a skill every month if possible – photo & video editing that will help me make more content for our social media channels. Grow my team and business my Young Living ‘Happy Essentials’ team had a slow growth since I began using essential oils. I intend to meet with them often, share my knowledge and empower each individual on the use and benefits of the products. Grow my relationship to… God my …

Forscherwelt Dubai

Largest Research Science Lab in Dubai

A dedicated science laboratory for kids ages 7 yrs – 11 yrs old opened at Children’s City, Creek Park. Forscherwelt (Researchers World) is a project between Dubai Municipality’s Children’s City and Henkel. The new, purpose-build science centre is the first of its kind in the Middle East and is the largest Forcherwelt Science Lab for children anywhere in the world. I attended the inauguration last November 18 and was treated to a VIP tour of the facility. Reviewing base alone on what I saw and heard is not enough. The best way to showcase the center is through the eyes of my kids and their friends. I gathered 17 kids from our Phases Basketball family for an afternoon of science fun at Forscherwelt. The kids are in for a treat because they were among the first batch to experience working on the lab. For many children, it is a rare opportunity to do hands-on laboratory work. Science taught in schools are often more about memorizing formulas, looking at pictures, and listening to their teachers telling …

spanish bread recipe

Spanish Bread Recipe

The smell of freshly baked bread greeting me as I step out of our room and on the dining table a brown paper bag filled with soft bread filled with sweet buttery filling and my aunt Mama Alma pouring ice cold coke on a glass with a smile “Meryenda na ‘nak! Nagpapalit si Daddy ug tinapay.” Right there at that moment I was a small kid again forgetting for a minute that a newborn baby was peacefully sleeping in the bedroom. Spanish Bread is a childhood favorite which was always available at the neighborhood bakery. It tops my list next to ‘double body’ and ‘pande coco’. I’m so happy that the first batch I baked hit the spot! As soon as I took a bite, memories of me as kid enjoying afternoon snack with my Lola Mommy, Mama, friends and siblings embraced me.

Grilled Chicken Wrap

Sandwich wraps is a fun alternative to our good old sandwich for school lunch. I find it much more filling and my kids find it easier to eat. Filling for a sandwich wrap can vary from the protein, vegetables and dressing desired. What I have here is a marinade recipe for chicken that would work for a lot of dishes.

Easy Mango Float Recipe

Mango Float is one of the easiest, delicious Filipino dessert you can make. I grew up enjoying this delicious dessert that my Mama whips up every chance she gets hold of a sweet ripe and juiciest mangoes. What is a mango float? Close your eyes and imagine biting into a spoonful of soft cloud of sweetened cream with generous mangoes between layers of graham crackers. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Mama. The mango float you make still remains to be the best version I’ve had all my life.