Monday, 5 December 2011


I believe everyone should have an emergency kit by their bedside. This is one of the first things that you will be grateful for in case of an earthquake, a typhoon, a tsunami , or the 3 days of darkness
In my kit -  I have a flashlight, ginger snap cookies, chocolate mallows, sky flakes, chocolate crunchies, rosquillos,  choc nut 4 bottles of water .
You better start preparing your emergency kit now and you'll have a good laugh just thinking of what kind of comfort food you will be storing!

Sunday, 4 December 2011


Two weeks ago, I dared to use a more luxurious soap brand ( not necessarily natural ) and before I knew it, I started itching under my arms. I was in denial for a while, but when I finally decided to come to terms with it, I decided to throw the whole box of soap away!

It was just terrible, Someone suggested I had the shingles, but I had no pain at all. Just an itch that kept on itching and itching. First, i made a concoction of guava tea, tried it overnight and it was so-so. The next healing formula was boiled turmeric  ( luyang dilaw) . It was also just ok,  not comforting enough!

Out of desperation, I started generously massaging my arms with virgin coconut oil . The healing effect was very significant ! The antibacterial, anti fungal, antiviral properties of the coconut oil was exactly what i needed . Really grateful for this or I won't have anything to blog about.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


HECKY's Cebu lechon is free range and grass fed . No hormones, no hog feeds .... The result?  it's less fat , so it's easier on the conscience! The lechon is stuffed with lemongrass too!
Sorry for the shameless plug, but my favorite son is a franchisee, please text him for more details on prices and delivery . Miguel 09175293842

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Back to blogging!

So sorry for lack of posts! My poster girl  #1 ( the one who posts for me) went to a far away land and could not be disturbed as she was adjusting to her new environment . My poster boy #1 ( the one who posts for me too) had to baby sit poster girl #1 for all of two months! He is back now but is burdened with jet lag and the  heat so i don't dare nag him about my blog!

maybe tomorrow.....or the day after....

p.s. They also took my camera with them!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Voila -The Natural Choice for Toys

I  am crazy over my grandchildren, soooo crazy that I decided to be an authorized dealer of toys just for them. My choice ???? VOILA- The Natural Choice for Toys.
VOILA toys are  crafted by Thai artisans and in 2002, VOILA became the first Thai wooden toy company to earn the right to use the GREEN LABEL LOGO from the Thailand Environmental Institute for products made from rubber wood. All our toys use lead free and non toxic paint.
The added bonus is Voilla is highly educational , no wonder my grandchildren have started out smarting me!!!  Here is the link to You can have a look at the toys in the website and I can email you back the prices and even deliver to you with an additional charge of course.
You can visit VOILA showroom at THE THIRD FLOOR, RODIL BLDG, # 326 Capt Henry Javier St. Pasig City, Brgy Oranbo ( coming from Ultra, heading towards Pasig Blvd Extension, you will go past Crisanta Tower on the right side, then see a Mini Stop, right across Mini Stop , on the left side is Rodil Bldg. Entrance are the steps on the right side of the building. )  
Our showroom is open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7pm!

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Banana Split

I  tend to buy too much bananas everytime I go to the supermarket. A few years ago, I chanced upon a very useful tip that I would want to share.
To prevent the bananas from ripening all at the same time, make sure to cut  each piece from the original "crown". You will be surprised that your bananas will last longer and there won't be any over riped bananas left for banana cake!

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Camote is Tops

My favorite medicine man told me  that the best food to curb a diabetic's hunger pangs is to eat camote.  Camote is a complex carbohydrate that is easy to digest and low in Glycemic Index. Here's the link

The Camotes come in different varieties, there is the golden yellow, white and the purple. My super favorite is the purple camote. It's sweeter than the other varieties .
My mother in law who is diabetic eats them boiled, baked or grilled...... with sugar!