Homecooked goodness made possible by Purefoods’ Ready-to-Eat Viands

I wish it was easier nowadays to prepare food – but with work hours back into regular programming (9 to 5 in the time of pandemic); multiple work loads, side hustles and chores to match; wouldn’t it be great to have access to healthy, yummy ready-to-eat meals that can feed the whole family That’s whyContinue reading “Homecooked goodness made possible by Purefoods’ Ready-to-Eat Viands”

The Fountain Pen Obsession

I studied Broadcast Journalism in college, partly due to my unhealthy obsession with Superman (in my mind, I had the makings of the next Lois Lane) and partly, because my math skills were left stuck in the primary level. If you’re a maskom kid, or have journalism as one of your college courses, one oft-repeatedContinue reading “The Fountain Pen Obsession”

Through the pandemic: finding –and nurturing a new hope within

Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” I am publishing this piece on a blog that, at some point this year, I was determined to either abandon or overhaul. Earlier this year, right in the middle of my “turning-40-so-I-should-get-a-stock-of-my-life”Continue reading “Through the pandemic: finding –and nurturing a new hope within”

Get that Hallyu-worthy skin as Korea’s “So Natural” launches in the Philippines

When I started becoming interested in K-Pop waaaaaaay back in the early aughts, one of the things I loved about them Hallyu-babes and boys is how great-looking their skin is. It’s smooth, clean-looking and very fresh. When I saw how big their skin-care market was, and how inclusive it was (extensive skincare and cosmetics areContinue reading “Get that Hallyu-worthy skin as Korea’s “So Natural” launches in the Philippines”

A Bella Returns: My Review of Belle De Jour Planner 2020

My love of planners was ignited more than ten years ago, courtesy of Belle de Jour. Back in 2007, I finally got tired of using the same old boring organizers (remember them?) when I chanced upon Belle De Jour’s 2008 planners at National Book Store. The first thing I noticed is how well-thought-of it was:Continue reading “A Bella Returns: My Review of Belle De Jour Planner 2020”

Are you Ready for Shopee11.11 Sale? Kapuso stars join in on the fun via TV special

Planning to get your Holiday shopping in order but wanted to do it as painless and hassle-free as possible? You’re in luck as Shopee, the biggest and leading eCommerce platform for SoutheastAsia and Taiwan, recently announced its “11.11 Biggest Christmas Day Sale” in celebration of November 11. The site-wide sale offers up to 90% discountsContinue reading “Are you Ready for Shopee11.11 Sale? Kapuso stars join in on the fun via TV special”

Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips

Back in 2012, I went to South Korea by accident. I was helping my sister work on her visa requirements when her friend had to stay in Manila due to family concerns. Since I already knew the drill and because I don’t want my sister to travel on her own, I decided to submit theirContinue reading “Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips”

GCash: PH’s mobile wallet of choice commits to 365,000 new trees in one year

GCash has already cemented itself as THE mobile wallet of choice in the Philippines. Constantly innovating, constantly providing new features that kept its loyal clientele and its competitors on its toes. For their latest innovation, GCash goes beyond providing financial solutions, introducing an exciting “green” feature on the app called GCash Forest, which lets subscribersContinue reading “GCash: PH’s mobile wallet of choice commits to 365,000 new trees in one year”

Stoppin’ the world and melting all the stress away at Hotel Jen Manila

Yes, GenXrs of the world, the title is a Modern English reference – a telling example of how Tita I already am  These are two of the things that make me happy: traveling, or if the budget will not permit, a nice, relaxing staycation in a hotel in Manila. When I was a bit younger,Continue reading “Stoppin’ the world and melting all the stress away at Hotel Jen Manila”