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Pinangat, also known as Tinuktok

Pinangat or Tinuktok—Pinangat ,also known as Tinuktok, is another delicious dish from Bicol. It is a mix of minced young coconut meat, shrimps, and spices wrapped in taro leaves and cooked in coconut milk ( Yum!

Thanks, Sir Gerry! :)

Kinetic Sand

Bringing our love for the beach indoors.

Magic sand crab

Magic sand crab

Thanks for the awesome gift, Ninang Jill!

Ferrero Collection

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero Rondnoir, Ferrero Rocher, and Raffaello

This mix of the dark chocolate Ferrero Rondnoir, the classic Ferrero Rocher, and the coconutty Raffaello has been satisfying my serious midnight cravings for the past two weeks. I’m grateful and satisfied. :)

Happy weekend, everyone!

Teddy Love



This cute little thing reminds me of when our little boy could still fit on a pillow. So itty-bitty small and precious.

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breastfeeding my baby


Breastfeeding is truly the best, not just for babies, but also for mommies. Here are ten reasons why from The Bump:

1. You’ll feel far less crazy (we promise!)
A study of postpartum mamas found that those who breastfed their babies showed far less anxiety and more mutuality at one month postpartum than those who didn’t.

2. It lowers the risk of childhood cancers
One study found the risk of childhood cancer in formula-fed children was 2–8 times that of long-term breastfed children. The risk for short-term formula feeders was 1–9 times that of long-term breast feeders.

3. …And breast cancer in mamas!
Get this: If women who breast fed for less than 3 months were to stick it out for 4 to 12 months, breast cancer among parous premenopausal women could be reduced by 11%. And if they stayed with it for 24 months or longer, those risks could be reduced by nearly 25%.

4. Smart kids rule
Studies show that breastfed babies have significantly higher IQs by 8 years old than babies who didn’t breastfeed—even after adjusting the stats for differences between groups and Mom’s educational and social class.

5. You could save on braces
The longer you breastfeed, the lower the likelihood that baby will suffer from malocclusion—aka a fancy word for misalignment of the teeth and dental arches.

6. It cuts down on childhood obesity
Breastfeeding has long been tied with reducing the rate of childhood obesity, regardless of Mom’s diabetes or weight status.

7. Allergies and ailments are no biggie
Respiratory wheezing, influenza, diarrhea, allergies, and eczema are way less common in breastfed babies—think about all those trips to the doc you won’t have to make!

8. It saves lives—and government money!
If just 90% of US mamas breastfed exclusively for 6 months, not only would an estimated 900 babies live, but the United States would save $13 billion per year. (Yep, $13 BILLION.)

9. Oh, and it’ll save you a ton of cash, too
Believe it or not, formula supplies for just six months can cost upwards of $1,000.

10. You’ll fit into your skinny jeans faster!
Breastfeeding burns an average of 500 calories a day. Yes, really. Need we say more?

Nescafe Creamy White


Nescafe Creamy White

I finally got to try this new drink. The verdict? It’s perfect for people like me who take their coffee light with lots of milk and sugar—what I call coffee-flavored milk. :)

Harney and Sons Earl Grey

Harney and Sons Earl Grey

Harney and Sons Earl Grey

A hot cup of tea on a quiet rainy evening


Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

One of my favorite books. Vividly written. Read it when you can.

Leather Boots

I love these.

I love these.

The rainy weather is making me long for nice, comfy boots.

Wicked Kitchen’s Gluttony

Wicked Kitchen's Gluttony

Wicked Kitchen’s Gluttony

Wicked Kitchen’s Gluttony: a huge soft-batch chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. The best part? It was made for sharing. :>

Girls' lunch out

Girls’ lunch out


(Wicked Kitchen is located at the second floor of 189 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.)


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