Nestle All-Purpose Cream Elevates Classic Recipes with #CreateWithCream

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I have not been writing lately about food I’ve created in our kitchen, but that doesn’t mean I have stopped cooking altogether.  It’s just that I’ve limited my cooking to those I know by heart already (most of them have been featured in the blog) so I wouldn’t have to write down the ingredients or cooking steps again. One recipe that never disappoints regardless of the many ... READ MORE

Enchanting Emeralds

Custom-made Emerald stud earrings (ordered by a client).

Lately I've been filling my Instagram feed with pictures of emerald jewelry, all taken with my Lenovo Vibe Shot android camera phone. I am simply hooked on their lush green color, and the emerald shape added a timeless appeal to this May birthstone: For price inquiries, email me at dbrightspot@gmail.com. ... READ MORE

Delicious Diet PH

Chicken Puttanesca with Brown Rice

I subscribed to @deliciousdietph last June and I'm on my 5th week already of their weekly, 5-day calorie-count meal program @ 1,200 calories per day.  Didn't think I'll last this long! No, I am not dieting.  I simply wanted to eat delicious and healthy food at the office, and to not worry anymore about going to the canteen every lunch hour and brave the long line ... READ MORE

Oakwood Premier [Joy-Nostalg Center]

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The hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary last May with a staycation at Oakwood Premier (Joy-Nostalg Center) in Ortigas.  We were supposed to go back to Taal Vista and stay there overnight, but I saw this great deal at Agoda.com and for the same hotel rate at Taal Vista, we got to stay at Oakwood Premier’s deluxe service apartment (94 sqm.) complete with a working ... READ MORE

A Day at the National Museum of the Philippines

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In celebration of the National Heritage Month, the National Museum of the Philippines offered free admission for the whole month of May. AJ took me here one sunny Sunday morning, and I was really excited to have this museum trip again.  I can vaguely remember anymore the last trip I took here (as a college freshman and as part of a course requirement) and, armed with a ... READ MORE

April showers bring May flowers

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Sweet April showers. Do spring May flowers. - Thomas Tusser, 1557 I will forever remember May 2016 as the month where I celebrated a lot of milestones - at work mostly, but it's also my wedding anniversary month so I'm really overflowing with love and gratefulness! Let me share with you some of last month's highlights: A tour of the National Museum of the ... READ MORE

Faith.Hope.Love

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I love discovering and trying out natural/organic skin food products, especially locally made ones, because they really do wonders to my skin.  Some of them have become part in my skincare regimen like the soaps, tea tree oil and massage rub cream from GIGA, bee propolis products from Ilog Maria and the pocket hand sanitizers and hand soaps from Human Nature. Now, I'm happy ... READ MORE

Bag Crush: Cath Kidston’s Bowler Bag

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I've always wanted to own a classic bowler bag, so you can just imagine my excitement when I saw that my favorite British bag brand has come up with one, in its signature design and material (PVC coated cotton): Cath Kidston's version of a bowler bag is perfect for me who doesn't like high maintenance bags and would like to enjoy it for everyday use.  No luxury leather ... READ MORE