Wednesday, February 10, 2016


It’s been months, since the last time I’ve updated this blog – and I missed it; I really do =) A lot has happened for the past few months as got pre-occupied with my mommy duties. If you’ve been reading my blog, you would know that my husband and I ventured in to educational toys business. It’s really difficult to juggle my time being a mompreneur, full time working mom and a “part time” housewife as soon as I arrive from work. It feels like 24 hours a day isn’t enough to a busy person like me. Nevertheless, we couldn’t thank enough the customers who have trusted our shop and continuously patronizing us.

A lot has happened since the last time I blogged about my family. Milly’s growing up so fast and I couldn’t believe the things she can do already. At 18 months, she’s able to recognize the alphabet, numbers and just recently we found out that she can also recognize colors. It’s quite surprising how toddlers tend to have a brain like a sponge. I don’t remember teaching her these stuff and honestly, I don’t know when and how she learned all these things :D

So kudos to you my daughter. Keep up the good work and we are proud of you, so much!

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Lifestyle change with Atienza Naturale Malunggay Capsule

Today, diabetes is happening to be a budding health epidemic. There are actually two types of diabetes, mainly type 1 and type 2. Hereditary plays a major role in developing type 2 diabetes, but changing someone else’s lifestyle can lessen the risk of acquiring this sickness.

There are a lot of lifestyle changes that one person can make in order to lessen the chance of getting diabetes. A healthy and well balanced diet is important for everyone whether they have a family history of diabetes or not.

To share you a piece of me, (which I often do most of the time), my mom passed away due to the complications of this health epidemic. Diabetes actually runs in our family, and my mom said she acquired it because my late grandfather had it too. My mom was very stubborn; she indulged herself by eating unhealthy foods. It was too late until we found out that she actually acquired diabetes due to her unhealthy lifestyle. She was insulin dependent - and I tell you, her medicines were really costly. I’ve always believed that if she tried to took care of herself more and followed the right path to a healthy lifestyle, probably she’s still alive and happy taking care of her granddaughters.

21 medicines plus 2 shots of insulin in a day sounds too much, but what makes me sad up until now is that my mom never tried to change her lifestyle. She self-medicated and never went to her doctors regularly. Yes, she took her medicines religiously, but never changed her unhealthy lifestyle.

Diabetes may be a growing health epidemic, but with a healthy lifestyle, candidates may prevent from suffering its complications.

Aside from changing lifestyle, one way to deal and prevent diabetes is to try organic health supplements too.  A lot of organic medicines are introduced in the market these days but Atienza Naturale Malunggay Capsules really piqued my attention.

At a time when organic alternatives are being sought as an equally effective yet more sustainable and cost-efficient way of dealing with various illnesses, physicians at the Pamantasan ng  Lungsod  ng  Maynila  (PLM)  –  Ospital  ng  Maynila  Medical  Center(OMMC)’s Department of Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Unit embarked on a landmark study presenting the potential use of locally-grown herbs as a supplement for  standard diabetes maintenance.   The results  of  their  research using  Moringaolifeira  (the  common  malunggay) show  great  promise  for  those  suffering  from diabetes,  specifically  where  lowering  and  regulating  blood  sugar  levels  are concerned.

Atienza Naturale Malunggay  is created in purest form that could be taken conveniently and in carefully measured doses. No mess and no fuss. Indeed, for both diabetics and healthy individuals alike, the experts agree that Atienza Naturale is something to be seriously considered for living a healthier, happier life.

Monday, July 20, 2015

I now have a toddler!

I couldn’t believe that one year have passed and my daughter is already a toddler! Yep, you read that right, the little baby I’ve been blogging for the past few months is now an official toddler. Gone were the days when she’d just lay on her back, look straight in to my eyes and whimper whenever she wants to ask for milk. But now that she’s a toddler, she can already express her feelings more and more each day.

From lying on our bed, to lifting her head, to crawling and sitting and now she’s already walking. I tell you; toddlers spend half of their time roaming around the house, trying to do what you don’t want them to do as soon as they learn how to walk. How much more if she can run? I couldn’t imagine myself chasing her to and fro.

From the day she turned 1 year old until today, I have noticed so many things about her. She’s continually changing and developing day by day.

She loves watching videos that are lively. She prefers “real person” dancing on screen like Hi-5. Cartoon shows don’t pique her interest that much, though she enjoys watching the mini movies of Minions (which I am kinda against of) .  
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She loves dancing whenever she hears the song “If you’re happy and you know”, London Bridge is falling down and Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes. Nothing would stop her from dancing the moment she hears these songs.
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Whenever she starts to cry (out of nowhere, ugh) one way to pacify her is to count slowly from numbers 1 to 10.

She learned to call our dog Princess than saying the word “mama” or “papa”. Whenever she sees our dog, she’d say “Tssesss! Tsessss!”

She enjoys scribbling. She really got amazed when she discovered the wonders of a white board marker.

She loves to flip each and every pages of her book. 

A lot had changed since she turned 1 year old and in as much as I don’t want to spill this, my daughter’s getting a little stubborn day by day. LOL! But even if she tends to get a cry baby most of the time, nothing could ever replace the happiness she brings to our little family whenever we witness all the things that she does every day.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Milly's first birthday party

Happy Rainy month of July! J

July is the month that will be forever etched in my heart because it’s my daughter’s birth month.  God knows how thankful we are for having her most especially that I am one of the few women who had a difficult time try to conceive a baby.

The apple of our eye just turned 1 last July 6 and I must say it’s one of the best days I ever had. I felt like an uber ulirang nanay during my daughter’s birthday not just because I cooked lots of food, but there’s this feeling, like a combination of joy, contentment, bittersweet which I really don't know the exact term to use to explain how I felt that day. 

IF you’ve been reading my blog, you may have noticed that  I love planning big parties. I started with our wedding, to my friend’s wedding down to my daughter’s baptism. I  had lots of plans too for my daughter’s 1st birthday celebration. I actually hated myself for booking a lot of suppliers and the money went into the drain because they are no longer refundable. I was glad with our decision and more than happy that a lot of kids have enjoyed Milly’s intimate party.  To share you a piece of my silliness, I paid the downpayment to two birthday venues and some suppliers so I could block Milly’s birthdate. But since I am too fickle minded, we ended up celebrating Milly’s birthday at home because I no longer wanted a big celebration and I wanted to keep the party as simple as it could be. I know my daughter so much, and she would hate me for throwing a big party for her. She hates noise and unfamiliar faces. I’m sure it would be traumatic for her if we followed the original plan.

I’m telling you, nothing beats homemade birthday parties. Remember hotdogs with marshmallows? Paper plates stuffed with spaghetti, pansit, lumpia and puto  on the side! Plus take home handa for the guests. So nostalgic, huh. The way how we celebrated my daughter’s birthday brought back soooo many childhood memories. Most parents nowadays are so fixated preparing for the most unique birthday parties - themes, booths and so much more.  I myself actually got overwhelmed with the themes suggested by party planners, but as my daughter’s birthday comes near, I realized that I wanted to have a party where kids can really enjoy, plus I didn’t want  to undergo the stress of planning and organizing each and every detail of her party. I wanted it to be simple; and so we followed the practical way.

Good bye to over 8K reservation fee (I actually hate myself for this. Hehe), but for Milly’s birthday celebration alone, we only spent 2,500 inclusive of party banner, hats and 6 pieces of balloons. :D We were actually supposed to go to the mall and to the church on the day of her birthday but due to typhoon Egay, we ended up cooking the usual  birthday handa. Due to class suspension, we were able to invite few kids too. Too bad we didn’t have any lootbags for them since the party was really unexpected.

Day before Milly's birthday ♥ 

Milly's first tiny steps 
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So there! :) It may have been a super rainy day on her birthday, but I truly believe that it's a sign of blessing and another bountiful year for Milly love. 
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