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

3-Way Emerald and Pearl Earrings

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Sometime last month, I found hidden among my jewelry cleaning clothes a pair of pearl jackets I have used for another earrings (now sold).  The pearls are of south sea variety, bought in Davao City. I thought they looked lonely, so I asked my jeweler partner to make stud emerald earrings for me which I planned on pairing up with my pearl jackets. The result is a beautiful ... READ MORE

Ordering Cath Kidston Online (2016 edition)

Haay, ang ganda talaga!

Longtime readers of my blog know that I heart everything Cath Kidston, and that I've bought most of my CK items online.  Thanks to my Cath Kidston sisters Ellen and Diane, who are also avid CK collectors and online shoppers like me, I was able to get the mugs, bags and other CK accessories that I like - straight from the UK shop. Even when the first Cath Kidston opened in ... READ MORE

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