I love street food! Who wouldn’t, by the way? Street food is arguably the star of every food culture. And Filipinos just love the wide variety we have right here. Though they are said to be dirty and all, we still eat and crave for them. I, for one, love fishballs, dirty ice cream, and kwek-kwek.
Our Fave Street Food now available at FamilyMart
Now, the news is – convenience store giant FamilyMart brings in our favorite street food so we could have our own street food feast any time of the day!
It has been weeks or perhaps a month. I haven’t read to my little man since then. I was too busy sleeping or minding my business. After cooking and preparing food, I would prefer to stay in my room and go down only when I need to pee or feel hungry. I made sure though to remind the boys to eat and also feed my 22-month-old son.
This morning, I must have missed my little man so much. I told myself I would spend my day with him. I opened our laptop and looked for a nice story to read. We read the story of the Dog and the Oyster.
We love burgers! And we prefer our burgers fresh, huge, and juicy.
Husband and I tried the Zark’s Burgers in Megamall and it did not fail us. We went home satisfied and smiling. It was young entrepreneur Rolandrei Viktor “Zark” Varona who found the middle ground in offering hamburgers that truly satisfy even the most gargantuan appetites, yet at prices that do not break the bank.
An exhibition event is one of the most important marketing strategies. Transforming your brand into a great engaging experience is easier with the aid of exhibition booths. After all, setting your business apart from the stiff competition is the key in achieving outstanding marketing results.
One of the basic goals in a brand’s marketing team is to have a stress-free exhibiting experience. Incorporation of successful booth designs indicates professionalism. It also derives perfect interaction, providing an instant draw for customers. Likewise, unique exhibit designs reflect a company’s individuality, creativity, and character. A lasting impression is created on visitors.
It was Father’s Day last Sunday. And we spent the whole afternoon playing the jigsaw puzzle. The father of the house was out, making a living for the family, thus missed the fun.
A day before Father’s Day, I sent him a link to JSPuzzle, a gaming website all about jigsaw puzzles. I’ve requested for a customized puzzle of our family picture as a Father’s Day gift to Husband. I never thought even the boys would love to solve the puzzle. What made it fun to answer is that we could customize the design and choose the number of puzzle pieces. There is also a timer available which makes the boys competitive and eager to beat everyone’s recorded time.
Despicable Me 3 is the third movie installment of the hit animated series about reformed supervillain Gru. The story still revolves around Gru being a happy adoptive father to Margo, Edith, and Agnes and as a kind husband to Lucy.
Each character has her subplot, mostly dealing with her own inner demons. Agnes is in her quest to find a unicorn, while Lucy tries to be the kids’ adopted mother.
The flick also introduces a new character – Dru. He is Gru’s twin brother who would want to continue the family’s legacy as a supervillain with the help of the later. Of course, a new villain is also presented by the name of Bathalzar Bratt. He is a former adorable child star who is overly obsessed with his once-star character of the 1980’s. Certainly, the Minions are well credited, too, with their own mini movie and even getting themselves into silly yet funny situations.
Despicable Me taught me about the beauty of a family
My closest friend knows that I love Marian Rivera-Dantes. Who wouldn’t, by the way? She is beautiful and talented. She dances gracefully and acts convincingly. Aside from being a Primetime Queen, she is also a recording artist, a brand ambassador, and a philanthropist. Among the many hats she wears though, being a wife to Dingdong and mom to Baby Zia are her favorite roles.
Marian is also one of the many modern homemakers who manages her time between work and family. She has found comfort in cooking as one of the best ways to make her family feel loved. She turned to cooking to improve her culinary skills, too. Many have noticed that the Kapuso actress also post some of her own culinary creations on her social media pages. These range from baby food for little Zia to stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.
For weeks now, I am gloomy. Perhaps because of hormonal imbalance or uneasiness as I am nearing my childbirth. I have been experiencing contractions now and most of the time, I prefer to sleep so as not to feel the discomfort. I haven’t seen my doctor for nearly a month now as again, the contractions are becoming more frequent and there’s no one to accompany me. Or perhaps, I just do not find time to visit my OB Gyne.
One therapy I often do to bring back the happiness in life is looking at my children. From afar, I would just observe them giggling and talking. Or when they are asleep, I would visit them in their room and look at them one by one.
This morning before I prepare my Big Bunso’s school baon and also cook breakfast and lunch, I checked my phone gallery. I searched for my boys’ pictures. Seldom now that I take a photo of them in one setting. Perhaps they are indeed growing up and I couldn’t just demand them to sit and smile in front of a camera.
Anyway, I found this picture. It was from a recent trip to Hong Kong just before school started.
I looked at them one by one. I looked into their eyes. And I felt sadness. They aren’t smiling. How long have they not been flashing those smiles? Disneyland Hong Kong is said to be the happiest place on earth and why aren’t they smiling or grinning or laughing?
Children learn to smile from their parents.
I have read once that kids tend to get taller at a pretty steady pace, growing about 2.5 inches each year. Perhaps the reason that I have no choice but to buy them a new pair of school uniforms each year. Sadly for the Second Son, he gets the hand-me-down uniform. Same with the third boy of the family.
Though we aren’t obliged to buy from the school, still other parents are pushed to purchase the school’s own heavily branded uniforms. That was my case when my Firstborn started Grade 7 at his new school. I learned my lesson so last year, I just bought some fabric and asked a dressmaker to sew them for my son. Though they all fit perfectly and could last for years, my Firstborn outgrew them. He needs a new set again.
When I compared the cost of the uniform brought from the school and the set made by our dressmaker, it seems the later is more expensive. Though I must say the quality is far better.
This school year though, I decided to buy ready-made uniforms. I have come to know a brand that offers quality minus the steep price. We headed to our now favorite department store and bought a few set of uniforms.