Friday, September 8, 2023

Parenting: Why We Should Always Check Our Kids' Food

Food safety is one thing I take seriously as a parent. I make sure Sam's food is clean. I even still sterilize all her cups and utensils! When dining out, I always wipe surfaces and other items that she uses. And just like the royals, I check and taste Sam's food before giving her any. Yes, I've had my fair share of disappointments with restaurants serving subpar quality. However, I was not expecting a disastrous and extremely dangerous experience with one of the most popular fast food chains in the country. 

We got to Bacolod quite late during our Negros visit. Since we had late merienda, R and I decided that we'd skip dinner. We opted to have some food to go for Sam before checking in at our hotel as she might get hungry later that night

Friday, August 26, 2022

Movie Nights Just Got an Upgrade with LUMOS Smart Ray Projector

Having a home theater is a dream. But a decent set up can cost an arm and a leg. Or so I thought. 


LUMOS originated in Singapore and has recently made its well-loved projectors available in the Philippines. Available solely online, it manages to offer its spectacular projectors at pocket-friendly prices. 

Monday, April 11, 2022

A Meaty Heaven: Tender Bites

Food plays an important role whenever we travel. We often reminisce about the meals we enjoyed on those vacations and escapades. Though I'm more open to going out and exploring, I still have my reservations about dining in, especially when traveling with Sam. This is why we'd usually bring food to cook on road trips instead of going to restaurants. And I'm so glad to have come across Tender Bites.

Hello, Tender Bites.

Tender Bites is an online premium meats shop that sells your favorite beef, pork, and lamb cuts. It also has breakfast classics longganisa and tapa as well as ready-to-cook meats like BBQ chops and Korean Beef BBQ.

I was gifted three types of meats -- Rib Eye (PHP1,089/kg), Porterhouse (PHP959/kg), and Korean Beef BBQ (PHP829/kg).

Monday, February 14, 2022

Love is in the Air at Resorts World Manila

Things are starting to look rosy with Coronavirus cases finally going down. And for the longest time, it seems like we're on our way to the old normal. I get all giddy thinking of all the stuff we can do with Sam. From traveling to a simple dine-out, these can all be possible soon without heightened fear and paranoia. But you don't even have to wait as there are several trusted establishments that you can visit with the whole family to celebrate milestones and this day of Love. One place you can count on to make Valentine's Day special is Resorts World Manila. 

Hello, Resorts World Manila!

Resorts World Manila lined up several amazing deals for everyone this Valentine's. From its signature restaurant, Casa Buenas, to La Cupula (which offers private dinners), you, your loved ones, and your taste buds are sure to have a wonderful time.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A Healthier 2022: Vitabears Gummies

I never took health seriously before. I used to go out and about without thinking twice about vitamins or eating well. I do what is convenient for me, and that includes skipping supplements. I thought that the measure of being healthy is as simple as not getting sick. But this mindset changed when I had a baby. Being not sickly does not mean you're healthy. I experience hair fall, joint pains, and other discomforts that one would not categorize as being sick. This is why I took multivitamins every day while I was pregnant. I even take more supplements now postpartum! And a new addition to my daily routine is Vitabears.

Hello, Vitabears!

Vitabears is the Philippines' first vitamin gummies. It has a wide range of supplements addressing skin, hair, immune, and appetite concerns. 

I was recently gifted with its Fat Buster and Skin Vitamins to try. And I was excited to open both! 

Friday, November 19, 2021

Rediscovering Magnolia Gold Label Ice Cream

Christmas is just a few weeks away, but there does not seem to be a sign of the Manila getting cooler anytime soon. I survive the crazy weather by staying indoors, putting the A/C on full blast, and spoiling myself with cold treats! And I'm so happy to rediscover Magnolia's Gold Label ice cream. 

Hello, Magnolia Gold Label

With almost a century of ice cream-making expertise, Magnolia delighted the Filipino market with its lip-smacking desserts. It also plays a sweet part in some of our fondest memories with our loved ones. 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Love At First Bite: Samsam Chikin

Happyfoods Group of Restaurants recently introduced its newest food concept, Samsam Chikin, two weeks ago. And it was nothing short of GREAT. 

With its recipes developed by the award-winning restaurateur, Mr. Sung Rah of Sariwon Korean Barbecue, Soban K-Town Grill, and Sibyullee Unlimited Korean BBQ expect rich and bold flavors in every bite. 

Friday, October 8, 2021

New Normal: Online Grocery Shopping at All Day Supermarket

As much as I love being at home and spending 24/7 with Sam, I also miss doing my favorite errands. One monthly task I look forward to is grocery shopping. Just the thought of discovering new products excites me. It is also a great bonding activity for us. But with the pandemic far from ending, I have to be careful with how to get our daily supplies. The best and safest way is to shop online. And I am so happy with All Day Supermarket's user-friendly interface and superb service!

Hello, All Day Supermarket!

Friday, July 30, 2021

First Bite: Tenya Lokal Menu

It has been more than a year since the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines. With new variants coming in, it doesn't seem like the battle is ending anytime soon. Sadly, for many, this is not the only war they face each day. Thousands of Filipinos have lost their jobs and livelihood because of the pandemic. Countless faces struggled each day to make ends meet. But it was through dark times when the true essence of Bayanihan shines. And one stellar example is how restaurants uplift the local producers. Tenya did just that and more.

Hello, Tenya!

Tenya launched its farm-to-table initiative, where they complemented the Japan-sourced ingredients with those from our local farmers and fisherfolk. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

Daily's Diet: Eating Healthy Made Easy

I have a love and hate relationship with my postpartum body. I love how I can naturally nourish Sam with my breastmilk. But my intense dedication to providing as much milk led me to overindulge in lactation treats and drinks. Taking care of a very active baby and squeezing in 4 power pumps in one day made me eat for two (or even three). Daily's Diet meal plans made me realize that all I need is to choose smart and pick nutrition-packed food. And no, it doesn't have to taste bland for it to be healthy!

Hello, Daily's Diet.

Daily's Diet is one of the popular meal plan providers in the city. It has an extensive menu catering to those who prefer high protein, medical (low sodium), diabetic, and pescatarian. I chose a high protein, 2,000 calorie meal plan, as it could help me produce more milk. And with zero expectations, my first meal was delivered the following day.

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Newest Pizza Joint in Town: Corner Pizza by Kenny Rogers Roasters

Ever wonder why round pizzas are placed inside square boxes? I Googled it, and it says that a square box helps secure the pizza and its toppings. It may be true, but I always find the space in the corners to be a waste. That is until I discovered Corner Pizza by Kenny Rogers Roasters.

Hello, Corner Pizza.