A recommendation site. A gratitude and appreciation journal.

Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Lotion


The tag says it all: “An icon of female beauty since 1952.”

I really love this product. My skin felt very soft, smooth, and dewy after every application.

They don’t have it here in the Philippines so you have to have it shipped from elsewhere, but I tell you, it’s worth the effort. I hope Olay Philippines will bring it here soon.

All in all, I give it 5 stars and 1o toes. Highly recommended.


Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut


Indulging in a bit of “sweet and nutty” comfort drink this morning. Good vibes all around. :>

Fruit Tea


Soothing and delicious fruit tea from Beijing. Thank you, Tina!

Roberta’s Flavors of Asia


Mango catfish salad


Stuffed jalapeño


Fried tawilis


Mixed seafood gambas


Kilawing puso ng saging


Adobong pusit


Hundred Islands (Seafood sinigang)


Kare-kare with crispy liempo


Pasta with tinapa and pesto

Everything on their menu tastes so good! A must-try!

(Roberta’s Flavors of Asia is located at 45-B Maginhawa St. UP Village, Quezon City.)

Turroncitos de Pili

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Thank you for the turroncitos de Pili, Sir Gerry!

These turroncitos de Pili by Albay Pilinut are proudly made in Albay, Bicol, Philippines, and are simply divine. Well sealed and packaged, too. The perfect pasalubong. :>

Teekanne’s Fountain of Youth

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Teekanne’s Fountain of Youth

Starting my day healthy with Teekanne’s Fountain of Youth, a rejuvenating herbal tea blend with green tea. It’s made up of green honeybush, green tea, spearmint, lemon myrtle, lemongrass, balm, liquorice, verbena, aloe vera extract, spirulina algae, and ginkgo leaves.


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A healthy start to my day


View of a sunflower fields

View of a sunflower field (From

I lost my grandmother last week. She was, is, and forever will be one of the greatest loves of my life.

One of my favorite memories of my Lola Letty was a conversation that took place in STC when I was in grade 2 or 3 after either Recognition Day or claiming of report cards. We were walking along the grade 2 corridor and we were talking about our favorite color. When I told her my favorite color was yellow, she said we share the same favorite. I was surprised at her choice because she often wore somber colors, so I asked her why, and she said it’s because yellow is the color of optimism. I never forgot the word and its meaning after that conversation. And I never changed my favorite color.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
—Winnie the Pooh


Travel Does the Heart Good

Hello, everyone. It’s been a while. I have been busy, so apologies for my absence.

Here’s an inspirational post to get the ball rollling:



Have a lovely day!

Phineas and Ferb Antimosquito Patches

Smart Stages Disney Phineas and Ferb Antimosquito Patches

Smart Stages Disney Phineas and Ferb Antimosquito Patches

I love these super cute antimosquito patches. More importantly, my son loves them, too. ❤

Jumbo Taho

Jumbo Taho

Jumbo Taho

Forty pesos worth of delicious and healthful goodness. Yum!