Enjoy the good ol’ times with McDonald’s new limited-time offer desserts

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(Press Release from McDonald's Philippines) Care for a throwback moment? Starting August 19, customers can feel nostalgia as McDonald’s introduces two good old-fashioned desserts. These great-tasting and affordable treats will make customers reminisce happy memories and keep them craving for more. Remember the sweet pies and other baked goods that mom or grandma used to ... READ MORE

Fussili with Bacon, Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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You all know that I love the the combination of pesto + bacon in a pasta dish.  You can back read on the pasta recipes I've featured in the blog and you will find that these ingredients have been reused so often, hehe! That's because everyone who have tried my pesto bacon pasta think that it is a great meal.  There's a lot of flavors going on in this dish and of course, who ... READ MORE

Roots Satchel Tribe Bag

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Remember the Roots Tri-Fold Clutch Wallet in Tribe Leather that AJ bought for me as pasalubong from his trip in Canada 2 years ago? It has gotten better with age!  After 2 years, it's now sporting a weathered look and a naturally developed patina that is truly beautiful to look at. Just like the wrinkles in the face of a weathered explorer tell a thousand tales, ... READ MORE

Stackable Ring Series: Garnet and Peridot

Peridot in white gold.  Peridot is one of the few gemtstones that occur in only one color: olive green.

The interest in our Stackable Perky Rings v.2 is slowly building up, and I'm glad to be interacting with those who love ring jewelry as much as I do! I'm sharing with you some of the ring orders we've taken in the past months, which also marked the addition of  Garnet and Peridot among the most requested gemstones: I'm looking forward to receiving ... READ MORE

Winner of the Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty Giveaway

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Congratulations Ms. Ellen (of pseudoshrink.blogspot.com), our winner of the Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty giveaway! The winner was drawn using Wheel Decide, with AJ spinning the wheel hihi! Thanks to all who joined!  I had a great time reading your entries! Ms. Ellen, I'll ship the Tomica cars this week  =) Have a great week ahead, everyone! ... READ MORE

Dealing with a Preschooler, Discovering a Local Favorite and Shopping Organic Goodies (all in one weekend!)

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I was in Cebu last June to visit my family there and to spend quality time with my nephew Liam, who is now 5. What I thought would be a weekend of "catching up" activities with him turned out to be full of drama because we argued (a lot!) while playing games!  He is naturally competitive, and so am I!  Haha! We are still trying to resolve our 'little' conflict. I have ... READ MORE

How to make Creamy Chicken Adobo with Nestle All-Purpose Cream

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As promised, I’m sharing with you the recipe for the Creamy Chicken Adobo that Chef Rob Pengson taught us to make during the #CreateWithCream event last July 9, 2016. Read about the event’s sumptuous happenings HERE. Except for the chicken parts which were bought fresh from the market, most of the ingredients for the Creamy Chicken Adobo are already provided for by Nestle ... READ MORE

Dream Tomica x My Melody (and a surprise giveaway!)

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Just sharing with you the latest additions to my Dream Tomica cars featuring Sanrio characters: I have almost all the Hello Kitty Tomica cars, including the highly collectible Dream Tomica x Hello Kitty 2016 set that I ordered from Japan. The latest additions are the My Melody cars, including My Sweet Piano! Do you still remember My Sweet Piano?  She is My Melody's ... READ MORE