Godiva Natural Skin Care happy li’l consumer

I have a confession to make: I know nothing much about skin care products. I just wasn’t exposed to them, I guess? I didn’t experience a zit phase and having dark spots on my face (other than my freckles) and body wasn’t something I had to contend with until I got pregnant with our youngest son, Judah at the age of 35. I practically got away using whatever soap there was on the soap dish although I did try a couple of local moisturizers, a toner, and (beats me why!) that peeling liquid you put on your face? I forgot […]

Continue Reading

10 Memorable songs in our 10 years of marriage

Note: Two years ago, my husband wrote a list of 8 things we learned in our 8 years of marriage and posted it on his Facebook status. Since we celebrated our 10th year (March 29), I thought I’d let him guest-blog here with another one of his lists. ————————————————————————————————————– I don’t normally write unless there’s something special to write for. Most of the time, I leave writing to my wife. But since we’re celebrating a milestone (10th year anniversary), I agreed to guest-blog for her. Me and May have been musicians for as long as we can remember. We may have […]

Continue Reading

Stir-fry Chicken with Broccoli

My good friend Michelle Remulla gave me this magazine called The Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks featuring sensational stir-fries several years ago when we came over their house. I was browsing through it and I told her that I was interested in learning how to cook stir-fry dishes and she told me to just take it home. It took me another year before I actually got to try any of the recipes and some of them became meal favorites. This recipe I’m going to share with you was originally published as Chicken and Cashews with broccoli but I don’t really follow […]

Continue Reading

The benefits of hands-on Science for kids

  I’ve always believed that learning through hands-on experience is so much more effective than being given a bunch of names to memorize. Growing up through traditional learning methods, I remember not being too enthusiastic about school. I loved all of my English subjects – from Grammar, literature,  composition but I dreaded my Math and Science classes because of the way they were taught. I just couldn’t grapple with the tediousness of the approach. I know of many folks who take their kids’ academics way too seriously and go as far as signing up their kids for summer academics programs. I’m […]

Continue Reading

The Great British Festival at BGC: A peek at British culture

One of the things I like about Bonifacio High Street ,BGC is that they hold events that can be educational for the kids. So far, they’ve had an event that showcased the Filipino culture, another the Chinese culture and a fellow mommy blogger wrote about the event on Germany recently. I don’t know how I learned about The Great British Festival, I’m sure it was through the internet, but I made a mental note to take the kids to see it. I’ve been hearing about the richness of the British culture from a couple who’ve been our friends for years. In […]

Continue Reading