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A Purrfect Afternoon at Miao Cat Cafe

I am constantly finding ways to surprise my husband so I reserved us a visit to a themed cafe here in QC, Miao Cat Cafe. Miao Cat Cafe is located at the 2nd floor of Cake2Go (beside Midcon Apartelle), opposite side of KFC, near crossing of Mindanao Ave. and Congressional Ave. There was no large Miao Cat Cafe signage but you can easily spot the Cake2Go sign. The stairway entrance is a bit cramped, but it was okay with me since there were only a few us trying to get in. Their “reservation only” rule is quite practical because of...
Halloween Bento

Halloween Bento Box: Mummy, Jack-o’-lantern, and Frankenstein

Last Halloween I thought of surprising my kids with a Halloween bento box for lunch. I didn’t have much inside our refrigerator back then so I had to come up with a simple Halloween-inspired bento without using a lot of ingredients. The idea just came to me when I saw a rectangular lunch kit that I bought from Saizen. Three Halloween characters (or heads) for the three portions.. why not? Ingredients: Cooked Rice Oyster Sauce UFC Color Crazee Ketchup in Outstanding Orange and GoGo Green Nori sheets Cheese Slices Tools: Lunch box Silicone Baking Cups Bento (carving) knife Bento scissors...
oh, Bento Cafe by Kat Ishizuka

oh, Bento! Cafe by Kat Ishizuka in Nuvali

A day before 2016 ended, my family visited Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. I spotted this really cute cafe in Solenad mall and I couldn’t help but get excited when I saw the word BENTO. 🙂 oh, Bento! Cafe By Kat Ishizuka just recently celebrated its 1 year anniversary. Kat Ishizuka, the owner, launched oh, Bento! out of her love for food and creativity. We actually have the same reason why we started making bento boxes — our kids were picky-eaters so we need to find some ways to get them to eat a variety of food. When I entered the...
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Burgers and Crepes at Café Breton

I’ve only had a few guy friends in my entire life and one of them is a classmate/batchmate back in high school. We haven’t seen each other for a long time and we rarely kept in touch during those years, pero buti na lang we got to exchange comments in one of my FB posts and at last, I was able to meet his family — his wifey and son, last December. 🙂 It was late in the afternoon when the kids finished playing at Gymboree so we’ve decided to have an early dinner at Café Breton, Trinoma.  It was my...
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Pokémon To-Go: Pikachu Bento Box

When Pokémon Go was officially launched here in PH, me and my family joined the craze and soon after, my eldest started bugging me to make a Pokémon bento box. And so I gave in, but only 2 weeks after his request because I couldn’t quite imagine how I can make a decent Pokémon bento. But I did it, and I’m glad that I took up the challenge. I’ve only done a few charaben before and I used bread for the most of them. This time for my Pokémon bento I also used white bread as my main because I...
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The Whitney Houston Show 2016: Live in Manila

The Whitney Houston Show 2016: Live in Manila at the PICC, Plenary Hall on August 27! Do you remember her hit songs I Will Always Love You, Greatest Love of All, and I Have Nothing? Well, you can listen to these songs on a whole new level at the astounding tribute show, The Whitney Houston Show 2016! It’s A fun and heartfelt concert dedicated to the incomparable Whitney Houston. The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show celebrates the magnificent catalogue of hits that Houston made famous during her 30-year career. The 2 1/2 hour concert and stage show...
Sigs Smokehouse Signature Beef Brisket

Now Smoking: Sigs Smokehouse Texas Style BBQ

We celebrated my brother’s college graduation at Sigs Smokehouse. His boss is one of the owners so we were treated to a smokingly good dinner feast. Sigs Smokehouse is among the string of restaurants you can find along Maginhawa Street. As we all know, Maginhawa has become a little haven for foodies and once you’re there, you’re sure to experience a one of a kind gastronomic adventure. Sigs Smokehouse Maginhawa has only been opened for one or two months but it has already been getting great reviews from diners. At Sigs, you can find meats, sides, desserts, and local craft beers....
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My Toddler has Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Is Ausome This is my son, Neo. He’s turning 3 years old in just a few months. Like most toddlers, he loves to explore the world around him and often tries to do things on his own. But unlike most toddlers his age, he still can’t talk, he has certain obsessive habits, and has a few self-injurious behaviors. Having a strong maternal instinct, I knew deep in my heart that SOMETHING is wrong peculiar with my son. My suspicions were confirmed right after hearing these painful words from the developmental pedia, “It seems that Neo has mild autism.” What is...
MAMBI The Happy Planner Best Days Kit

I’m One Happy Planner Girl with The Happy Planner

I love my Passion Planner [free printables] but I want to try a new planner, something chic and exciting for 2016.. so I got myself a MAMBI Create 365 The Happy Planner! I haven’t tried ordering online from Canada so I pre-ordered my The Happy Planner 12 month box kit – Best Days from Saffy Tenten. The shop was recommended by some planner gals in one PH planner community. I first checked Amazon for Happy Planner stocks (and have it shipped via My Shopping Box) but I’ve read negative comments regarding the condition of the boxes. My box arrived a month after...
What is Your Belkin Wishlist

My Belkin Wishlist

Gadgets are part of my family’s daily routine. Our alarm clock was replaced by mobile phones. Digital cameras and high resolution camera phones have become staples for capturing memories. What’s more, part of my kids’ learning activities includes using a gadget or two. Our treasured gadgets and gizmos would be of no use without seamless integration & accessories to back them up. That’s why Belkin, a recognized global leader in connectivity solutions, provides award-winning innovations such as accessories for mobile devices, laptops, etc., and as well as energy conservation products to consumers. My Top 5 Belkin Products Belkin PH by MacPower products are available...