Back to Cooking with Grande 100% Rice Bran Oil

Cooking is not really my passion. Honestly, I do it out of necessity because I need to feed my family : p For more than a year, I was able to get out of the "cooking situation" by ordering tiap chay- a daily home cooked food delivery service. That worked until recently, when our palates grew tired of the limited number of food choices the food provider has to offer.

That's when I became inspired to go back to cooking. It also helped that I have a reliable helper right now who can dice, chop and basically do whatever she's told to do in the kitchen. Going back to cooking for my family now meant not only just feeding them but serving them healthy and nutritious meals starting with the use of Grande Rice Bran Oil- a cooking oil that let's you fry, sear, saute, or even just to drizzle over salad as a dressing without the guilty feeling.

Grande Rice Bran | A Nature's Gift

Known as "the Olive Oil of the East", Grande Rice Bran is extracted from the middle layer of the husk wherein the grain is rich in natural antioxidants such as Vitamin E, phytosterols, and Gamma-oryzanol. Using the finest extraction and physical refinement processes of Grande, it was able to produce one of the healthiest oils in the world that you can use to fry, sear, saute without worrying that what you are digesting is too oily and unhealthy for you. You can even use it as a healthy salad dressing and base for baking.

Philippine Online Car Registration | LTO Modernization NOW

"Change is coming!" These are the very powerful words that won the Philippine presidency for Rodrigo Duterte. These are also the words of encouragement that come into my mind when I get frustrated standing in line whenever I am in different government agencies. The question is, when can Filipinos see and feel the change?

Take the case of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), would you believe that we are one of the few countries left that manually process vehicle registration? Yes, it is true and it sucks!

We are still living in an old system that allegedly breeds corruption within the agency. Imagine having to deal with alleged "fixers" just to avoid long lines. Otherwise, applicants might be spending the next few days going back and forth to process their car registration. Mind you, the problem does not end there, applicants still have to undergo stenciling and emission testing, among others, annually.

LTO | Online Car Registration

Thankfully, a group of NGOs, Filipino Alliance for Transparency and Empowerment (FATE), United Filipino Consumers and Commuters (UFCC), and Badass Elite/Arouser Elite Club, with the help of Senator JV Ejercito, is now seeking to end the woes of the Filipino people by pushing for an online car registration to improve the system, eradicate corruption and overall, improve the services of the LTO. It will still be a long stretch to fully modernized the whole agency but it will be a start.

Senator Joseph Victor G. Ejercito | Senate Resolution No. 392

Urging the Department of Transportation through the Land Transportation Office to conduct a study for the establishment and implementation of an online registration process for motor vehicles with the end in view of providing effective and efficient public service for a progressive land transport sector. 

 What I LIKE about the proposed Online Car Registration:

  • Promote transparency within the agency
  • Simplified registration process 
  • Swift transaction

Progress is impossible without CHANGE | by George Bernard Shaw

Being a full time homemaker, I dread the time wasted waiting in long lines when I could have done more productive things. I really hope that this proposed Senate Resolution will push through for the modernization of the Land Transportation Office.

What are your thoughts/inputs about the modernization of agency? Share them at the comment section below.

What is Heel Spur | Calcaneal Spur ?

Calcaneal Spur | Heel Spur 

Last week, I spent the whole afternoon at Cardinal Santos Hospital to have my left heel checked. 
I went to see a rehab doctor because the pain has been bothering me for months and it just won't go away- 24/7!

A heel spur is a calcium deposit causing a bony protrusion on the underside of the heel bone.

Difference Between a Heel Spur and Plantar Fasciitis

A heel spur is simply the presence of an extra protrusion on the bony surface of the heel, while plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia — a thick connective tissue band that extends from the heel bone to the heads of the metatarsal bones, which are five long bones in the foot located between the heel and the toes.

Cheers Tissue & Paper Towels | Helpful Tips and Review

Mother Knows Best and I Could Not Agree More! 

My mom has been telling me about Cheers, a brand of quality hygienic napkins in all configurations, kitchen towels and other party or get-together needs such as starch-based cutlery and trash bags. My mom has been using Cheers in our home since I can remember. She told me that the brand only uses 100% Virgin Pulp for all its tissues and napkin. It contains no artificial whiteners and elemental chlorine making it hygienic and therefore, mother-approved. But really, what initially caught my attention is the fun and colorful print designs that comes with each product : )

Cheers for Everyday Needs

Look at what I have found:

  • Cheers Table Napkins | Flat Napkins - 100 sheets Size 280 x 250 mm
  • Cheers Kitchen Towels Jumbo | Solo- 2 Ply 80 Pulls 275 x 230 mm
  • Cheers Table Napkins | Folded Party Naps - 50 sheets Size 330 x 300 cm
  • Cheers Table Napkins | Paper Towels - 2 Ply 150 Pulls Size 200 x 200 mm
  • Cheers Table Napkins | Pull Napkins - 2 Ply 200 sheets Size 100 x 200 mm

Aside from the products I have mentioned above, I also found the following Cheer products to complete my everyday essentials: 

  • Cheers Cutlery | 12 Spoons and 12 Forks  24 pieces Size 6 inches
  • Cheers Trash Bags Large | 10 pieces Size 26 x 32 inches

Perla White Laundry Soap | Benefits, Review & Other Uses

Alagang Perla | Mula sa Natural Ingredients

My late maternal grandfather had flawless skin. Till the day he died, he used only one soap for his hair, face and body- Perla. Yes, the hypoallergenic original white laundry bar soap. My mom would always share this story especially when I was growing up. As a teenager, I am always curious about the various beauty soaps available in the market. My mom would always say, "You don't need those. Look at your gwakong, he uses Perla and he has flawless skin." Later on, I learned that my mom also washes her face with Perla if a pimple appears out of no where (she's 61 for goodness' sake!).

5 Care Signs

Perla 110g

  • Perla is made from Pure Coconut Oil
  • Perla has no harmful ingredients
  • Perla cares for your skin
  • Perla is built on decades of care and trust
  • Perla supports Filipino farmers