Trollbeads Bracelet | My Story


January 20, 2013 (Sunday) - the day I entered Trollbeads Robinsons Magnolia branch not knowing that I will be fascinated by the various Trollbeads designs and eventually start my very first collection.

My Trollbeads Story


  • Heaven Crane lock Php 2,895
  • Silver Stopper Php 1,095
  • Oasis Php 1,595
  • Phoenix Php 2,295
  • Colorful Joy Php 1,595
  • Lucky Knot Php 1,595
  • Turquoise Prism 1,595
  • Spiritual Dragon Php 2,895
  • Shades of Peace Php 1,595
  • Fairy Php 3,495
  • Beach Php1,595
  • Rose of June Php 2,595
  • Light Turquoise Prism  Php 1,595
  • M Bead Php 1,595
  • Whitecap Php 1,595
  • Family Php 2,395
  • Silver Trace Blue  Php 1,595
  • Silver Stopper Php1,595

Club Bimbi | by Cibo


My daughter just received her Cibo Club Bimbi kit last week. The kit contains a Club Bimbi badge that kids age 12 years old and below can show off to claim freebies every time they dine at Cibo.

Club Bimbi 

Club Bimbi kit

Club Bimbi members may avail of a featured food item for FREE with a minimum purchase of Php 500, Php 1,000, Php 1,500 and Php 2,000:


  • Php 500 - Frullati Di Frutta,(fresh fruit shake) or Te Freddo (iced tea)
  • Php 1,000 - choice of Crema Di Zucca, Minestra Di Funghi, Farro, Pappa Al Pomodoro or Minestrone Alla Genovese
  • Php 1,500 - choice of Spinaci Zola, Funghi Praga, Pate Di Fegato or Patatine Fritte Con Maionese
  • Php 2,000 - Bimbi meal 


Mario's Restaurant | Valentine's Date


Today is February 14, 2018. It's Valentine's Day!

I can hardly recall a single Valentine's date in our married life. Maybe because DH believes that Valentine's Day is just another marketing ploy of establishments to get your hard-earned peso. But times are a-changin' hahaha

Valentine's Day | Mario's Restaurant

Mario's Grand Slam Php 295

Earlier today, after dropping our daughter off to school, DH and I went to Mario's Restaurant along Tomas Morato, Quezon City for breakfast. I am looking forward to this day because we haven't had a chance to go out on a date in a long time. It's nice to just have a chance to be with just each other once in a while.

Flossom Kitchen + Cafe | San Juan Eats


To be honest, I was not expecting much when I returned for the second time at Flossom Kitchen + Cafe. My first experience last December was dull that I decided not to blog about it. So, if it was not the food, what made me come back? It was the indoor garden setup and instagrammable food presentation that made me decide to revisit the quaint restaurant/cafe in San Juan City.

Americano, Cappuccino or Iced White Mocha?

Americano Php 100, Cappuccino Php 140, White Mocha (iced) Php 170; Banana Cupcake 

After attending the church wedding of my cousin last Saturday, my mom wanted her afternoon dose of caffeine. I was just at Starbucks the day before so I suggested a new place for her to try- Flossom Kitchen + Cafe. I have not tasted their dessert and coffee yet so I might as well give the restaurant another chance.

How To Teach Your Child To Read | Tips


Before my daughter entered Kindergarten, she had difficulty in Reading. She only knew a few sight words and of course, a few CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words. During the summer break, I enrolled her to a Reading/Writing class. I was expecting the teacher to, well, teach my child how to  READ. I later found out that the teacher expected my daughter to read words such as Mountain, Fountain etc. Hmmm, duh?!

At the end of the summer class, most of the kids in the class ended up memorizing the short poem as part of their final performance. I was so disappointed to say the least. It's a total waste of money if you ask me.


Ba Be Bi Bo Bu




After that, I decided to take matters into my own hands. Why? Because I was so shocked to learn how much a 36-hour (3 x a week for 3 months) reading tutorial cost.---> Php 15,000!!!  I don't want to spend that much money and yet I don't like my daughter to lag behind once she entered Kindergarten.

One of my friends suggested the use of flash cards- a sample of which you can find above. It helped that I enrolled my daughter when she was 3 years old in Learning Library where she learned the alphabet sounds. It was a short stint (only a month) but well worth the money.

Tip #1: Learning can be fun. Flip the cards down then take turns to pronounce the letter combination.