How to Make Easy Choco-Banana Milkshakes

No need for Vanilla Ice Cream! I’ve blogged before about my two younger kids’ YouTube Channel, Home Cooking with the Tornadoes. They love playing around in the kitchen and I thought that they can learn a lot about food and how to prepare them by actually turning them into cute little chefs. Of course, being the mom that I am, I made them do their thing on video, haha! Anyway, Judah’s request for this week’s episode is Milk Shakes. Most milkshake recipes I’ve seen online require Vanilla Ice Cream, but I remembered that my mom had a milkshake recipe that […]

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ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Of Games and Sharpening both Brains

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Maybe you already know that the two sides of our brains have totally different functions and that they play a role on how we perform in our daily tasks and challenges. When you’re left-brained, you’re considered to be logical and analytical, , but if you have a more dominant right brain, you are on the creative side. In ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, they give their students exercises that would enhance both brain hemispheres, so they can both be analytical and creative, on top of activities that would enhance their learning skills – visual, auditory and kinesthetic. […]

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Novuhair: Natural Treatment & Wellness from Inside Out

It took me until I’m nearing my 40’s to start thinking about my health seriously. I guess there wasn’t too much awareness back then on how to do it. But nowadays, there’s like a whole movement on going all natural and taking care, not only of your physical appearance, but also of your internal health. The condition of our hair, apparently, is one of the ways we can gauge our health. Of course, falling hair is natural – that is, if you’re losing the normal count of 100 strands a day. But if you’re losing more than that, it’s time […]

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Review: Side Show Manila

I had the opportunity to watch Atlantis Theatrical’s Side Show earlier than I planned (I couldn’t believe it!). I was just there to drop off Pablo, my eldest, who was watching with his friend Gabo. It was just as well because I got to see it first before I bring my two younger kids to see it at closing. That way, I’m prepared to explain to them scenes that they need help sorting out. Side Show is a musical based on the true story of conjoined English twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton. While Side Show script stayed within the boundaries […]

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First day of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Learning to use the Abacus

I took Lukas to his first session at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic center in Greenhills last Thursday afternoon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this would be the first time we will try an ”academic” supplementary program. But judging through the videos we’ve seen, it seems to make Math so much fun to do. If you haven’t read my previous blog about ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, click this: Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic I included a video of kids who demonstrated their Math Wizardry using the ALOHA method in that blog.   Math isn’t exactly Lukas’ favorite subject. In […]

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