Homeschool Review: Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A

My 6-year old Judah is taking a bit longer in learning how to read. We’re confident that he will eventually catch up and are not overly concerned about it, except that he loves books so much and has been showing a lot of drive to learn how to read them that I decided to review Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level A to see if it will speed up the process for him. I got Level A, which is intended for non-reading first and second graders. Our Judah is still in Kindergarten and still trying to remember all his phonetics. But he is […]

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Easy Recipes: Rea’s Burgers featuring Sarsaya Oyster sauce

I was not able to attend the recent launch of Ajinomoto’s Sarsaya Oyster sauce a couple of weeks ago, but I was lucky enough to still receive a sample of it, along with a few recipes to try it with such as Ginisang Kangkong (water spinach) with Tofu. One of my childhood favorites is my mom’s Ginisang kangkong in Oyster sauce, but that one doesn’t have Tofu, so I was really curious about this recipe. Anyway, I followed the recipe and came up with this delicious dish. It was Chef Mac who demonstrated how to cook this, as well as the Thai […]

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Art and AirBnB: Celebrating Judah’s 6th Birthday

Since we enjoyed our first AirBnB experience, we thought that celebrating our youngest son’s birthday with another AirBnB booking was a great idea. This time, we decided to book a unit owned by our friends, Martel and Alelie, at SM Light Residences. Alelie told us ahead that the unit is so much smaller than the one we previously booked, but we didn’t mind. I read the feedback their very satisfied clients left on the site about their unit so we were confident that the place would be nice. (READ: A Birthday and an AirBnB staycation) Besides, smaller’s fine with us. We’re only […]

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Homeschool Book Review: Pan de Sal Saves the Day

One of the things I’ve picked up from our summer stint at The Learning Library was that in order to help your children learn to speak the Filipino language, you must also constantly read to them in Filipino. It’s hard work to be consistent at it, but I do look for story books that include Filipino sub-text and read to them both the English and the Filipino texts.  This is what I did with Pan de Sal Saves the Day, a Carlos Palanca winning short story for children written by Norma Olizon-Chikiamco and published by Tuttle Publishing. The story Pan de Sal […]

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Money Matters: The Philippine Market Outlook 2017 and the Small Investor

As a newbie investor, I try my best to understand the processes involving my investments. I find that it’s good to know how the market is and where it’s going,how the peso is performing, and how the current world issues are seen to affect the local economy. I can’t speak for other investors, but I like knowing what to expect from my investments and whatever could cause its increase or decrease. I find that it gives me the opportunity to figure out my way through and maximise my options as an investor. I may have not been able to join […]

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