In Memoriam: Shirley Chan

Strong people. The ones who have the extra strength to cook for others, and make sure their loved ones are well-fed, stocked, clothed, rested. They pick up our slack, keep quiet when our tops fly, or say something we need to really hear. People whose names aren’t often known, but their presence is always needed, always felt. And their absence is felt even more.

Salamat po Ma

Dear Mama Pearl, #WishYouWereHere. Miss na miss ko na po kayo — araw-araw, tuwing nakikita ko ang mga apo ninyo. Lalo na po yung kamukha niyong si Jude — hindi ko alam kung paano niya nakuha pati ang mannerisms ninyo kapag nagsasalita. Baby lang naman siya nung huli niya kayong nakita. At thanks be to … Continue reading Salamat po Ma

Progressive health and beauty

Several months ago, I posted - no, gushed - about Tokyo Love Soaps. A very effective brand, but very expensive (I used it for medical reasons at that time). You see, I'm a wash-and-wear kind of girl, so I do my best to start with the right soap. And when I find a soap that my skin likes, … Continue reading Progressive health and beauty

Before we sleep tonight, just something to ponder on…

PSEi closed really low again. A downward trend, after the highs and upward trends in the past 5 years until earlier this year. I don't know anything about stock market "stuff", but I do know that somehow, plenty of ordinary, hardworking Filipinos' lives will be affected by it. The experts say the reason for the … Continue reading Before we sleep tonight, just something to ponder on…

Best gifts at the best prices (Bodega sale)

Disclaimer: I'm not being paid by Kid's Company or Richwell to post this, I just want to share wonderful news for parents who are thinking of buying gifts for their kids, especially this Christmas. If you're looking for branded, original and excellent quality toys at affordable prizes, head on over to Richprime Global Inc. in Quezon City … Continue reading Best gifts at the best prices (Bodega sale)

Mabuhay!

It's been months, people! I gave birth normally to a healthy baby boy last September, thanks be to God! And thank you too, to those who prayed for me. Taking care of a toddler and a newborn is a new experience for me. Before I gave birth, I thought I'd give myself a month to recover and get back … Continue reading Mabuhay!

Congratulations to our July 2015 Winner!

MANY, MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL who participated in my FIRST-EVER raffle contest at http://www.bituina.com. I am so excited to send the prize (see the photo on the left) to the raffle winner, and to announce this on my birthday, too! This is my way of saying THANK YOU to the growing number of people (909 and counting as of today!) who follow my blog, … Continue reading Congratulations to our July 2015 Winner!

What did I learn from SONA2015?

Let me get this off my chest first: I didn't like H.E. President Noynoy Aquino's intro of "blaming the past admin.” Which set the mood for trying to get all the credit for projects that, upon closer look, past administrations actually began. Seriously, someone should change his script to something more unifying, and forward-looking. The Pantawid Pamilya (also known as … Continue reading What did I learn from SONA2015?

Get a chance to win this month’s free item

When it comes to beauty products, I don't normally use them. I am a "wash and go" kind of girl. But when I do need to put some makeup on, my kit consists of Nivea lip balm, Lipstick by Fanny Serrano, liquid foundation, some baby powder, and eyeliner pencil. I don't know how to use blush or eyeshadow, so I never … Continue reading Get a chance to win this month’s free item

Officially a professional homebody

I love to travel, and I like going out. One of the things hubby and I decided early on in our marriage is to travel a lot, whenever we can. Because making memories for our kids ranks among the best gifts we could ever give them. And we're living proof that you don't have to break the bank … Continue reading Officially a professional homebody