February 26, 2017

Uncles and Aunts

If memory serves me right, my late father has 11 siblings. Two passed away at an early age so I didn't get to meet them. I'm not sure if this is the correct order but to name them all, Tiyong Junior, Tiyang Luding, Tiyong Tino, Tiyang Lita, Tiyong Enchong, Tiyong Manoling,  Tiyang Linda, my Papa Berting, Tiyong Rene and Tiyong Gerry. 

I was the youngest of the four kids before and I remember Mama and Papa brought us often to my uncles and aunts. I thank all of them for thru them I try pick lessons and apply it hoping to be if a good aunt to my nephews and nieces. 

Tiyong Junior (+) lived in the province so we only see him when he came to Manila for business purposes. Though brief visits, Tiyong Junior was always very nice to us. He'd always tell me I look like his daughter Golda. He was a tall, with fair complexion, good looking man. His presence made Papa happy. I knew whenever they were talking that he gives Papa advice on life. I Iiked Tiyong Junior so much.

Alberto clan's Christmas reunions were held at Tiyang Luding's  (+) home. She was also very nice to us but was always busy probably because she has many children and business matters to attend to. She was very generous to us. Food was overflowing during those reunions. Even if she already gave us ampao (Chinese red envelop with money inside) she'd still tell us to pick a gift under the Chrsitmas tree.

Tiyong Tino is my favorite uncle. Although very strict, he was loving to his siblings, especially the younger ones who didn't have enough. We used to live with them in Balintawak until Papa and Mama had enough to start on their own. I have blogged about Uncle Tino before.

Although I had plenty of overnight stay at Tiyang Lita's  (+) place, our encounters were brief for she was always out. I remember most about her thru her nine children. Ate Marie and I were close. She never hesitated to help me when she was working at KFC. Unfortunately, I didn't pass because I didn't meet the 5'2 height requirement.

I didn't get to talk with Tiyong Enchong  (+) because he was always busy with a lot of things. I was closer to his wife, Tiyang Elvie, who always had a ready smile when we visited them. I was also close to their children.

Tiyong Manoling  (+), they say was the most handsome among the boys. He used to work in a bank and that was a big thing before. He was my Kuya Bob's godfather and how I envied my brother because Tiyong Manoling always give him crisp bills during Christmas.

It's at Tiyang Linda's place where I spent most of my Christmas and summer vacations because I served as a playmate as well as tutor to my cousin May. I have blogged about Tiyang Linda in the past.

Tiyong Rene maybe hot-headed but I appreciate the times when he protected us from harm. We had a lady neighbor who was very mean to my Mama and Tiyong Rene confronted her and she stopped bullying my mother. 

Although Tiyong Gerry didn't talk much to me and my siblings, I know he cared for  us.  One time, while I was about 9 or 10 years old, I heard Tiyong Gerry warned male teenagers to stay away from my older sisters. 

I was fifteen when I had my first boyfriend. Mama and Papa didn't know although Mama asked several times if that guy was my boyfriend. Of course, I denied, they wouldn't approve because I was too young to fall in love. Plus that guy was probably 8 or 10 years older than me.

One day, while I was walking and that guy was at the other side of the street, I heard Tiyong Gerry shouted, "Hoy, tigilan mo yang pamangkin ko. Bata pa yan. Alam ko balak mo dyan!". That guy stopped talking to me. It broke my heart (hu!hu!hu!) but I'm forever thankful to Tiyong Gerry for protecting me. 

February 25, 2017

Healthy Options Organic Eggs

I am certified Healthy Options client for many years now because that's where I buy supplements for my brittle hair and nails. The #Mendiolables also buy organic vegetables there from my favorite Costales Farms.

I am happy to receive yesterday a package from M2Comms, In it are organic eggs, organic honey, cinnamon powder and extra virgin olive oil.

Why is Healthy Options organic eggs extra special?  Their free-range hens consume only all-natural feeds, they produce premium, free from artificial hormone eggs that are packed with protein and double the micronutrients than conventionally produced eggs.

My husband and kids likes Healthy Options organic eggs because its tastier even without salt. It is also creamier and fluffier even without mixing milk in it. 

Visit  Healthy Options website for more details, www.healthyoptions.com.ph


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Ayala Center, Makati City
Tel: (02) 729-6105 
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Ayala Avenue, Makati City
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Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City
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Palm Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City
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EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
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EDSA corner J. Vargas Avenue, Mandaluyong City
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San Marcelino Street, Ermita, Manila
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Filinvest Corporate City, Muntinlupa City
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Angeles City, Pampanga 
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Lagundi, Mexico, Pampanga
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North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City
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JP Laurel Avenue, Poblacion, Davao City
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February 24, 2017

How To Clean Bathroom Tiles

People have different words for bathroom. Some call it comfort room, lavatory, restroom, powder room and toilet. Sa ating bayan ito ay kasilyas, kubeta, silid-paliguan at banyo. 

Despite its general use, the bathroom is my favorite part of the house because it brings forth wonderful memories of my mother. In the kitchen, when Mama asked me to help prepare food, I'd always forget a thing or two and Mama will not be happy. But when she tells me to clean the banyo, she'd praise me oh so dearly for doing a good job. This is probably why up until now I'd prefer to clean our banyo than cook food. Ang lakas talaga ng psychological effect ng mga magulang. Kaya para sa mga magulang na nagbabasa nito, i-praise ang mga anak sa mga kaaya-ayang gawain, wag ng itulad sa akin (lol!).

Some people eat chocolates when upset, depressed or plainly sad. Some would go shopping. Others would drink themselves to death. Iba ako, I'd go clean our banyo. I love cleaning our banyo, because I get to reflect on things that matters, such as, prepare my program for events and hosting, draft an article for this blog, plan our trips, sweat out, or cry when sad. When I am in this place I feel joyful, it's like a dose of instant happiness. As soon as I start cleaning our banyo all the negative emotions inside vanishes. 

But let's face it, ang hirap linisin ng floor, especially if the tiles are in white or cream shade. Feel free to watch my video on How To Clean Bathroom Tiles.

February 23, 2017

Coco Martin for Sarsaya Oyster Sauce

Earlier today at 101 Hotel in Quezon City, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation launched its newest product and endorser, Coco Martin for Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.

Sarsaya Oyster Sauce is concentrated from real oysters, complete with seasonings to rpovide a delicious blend of savory, sweet and salty taste to any dish. It comes in 30g pack and 156g stand-up re-sealable pack. Also available is Sarsaya Sweet and Sour Sauce in 200g stand-up pouch.

Coco Martin was chosen to be the endorser of this product because he embodies a person who loves cooking, being a fan of his lola's cooking, as well as a graduate of Hoter and Restaurant Management or HRM.

The event was made exciting with a live cooking demo and cook-off headed by Chef Mac Rodrigo where he cooked Ginisang Kangkong with tokwa and Thais Style Stir Fried Chicken using  Sarsaya Oyster Sauce.

Sarsaya Oyster Sauce TVC with Coco Martin was also shown during the event. The launch was more fun when media, bloggers and guests were allowed to ask Coco some questions.

Thank you Ajinomoto  Sarsaya Oyster Sauce for this once in a lifetime opportunity to interview one of the leading actors of the Philippines!

February 22, 2017

Decorate a Wall Using an Old Calendar

It's been a year since we changed the aircon in the masters bedroom. The part where the old aircon was left without a paint because we couldn't find the same color of paint. Our cotractor cannot remember the exact kind of yellow.

It irritates me everytime I see that unpainted part so I decorated the the wall using an old Calendar.