California Raisins and a cookie recipe from Chef Miko Aspiras

Speaking of back to school, another major concern of parents like me is the baon or food that the kids would bring with them. My dream is to turn my children's lunchboxes into an art (like the Japanese with their bento), but since am a busy working mom, I know that is next to impossible. Thankfully, there's California raisins to the rescue. Frankly, this is one of my favorite ingredients owing to its versatility. I like the fact that I can use raisins in a salad, main course, dessert, or even a sandwich! You can munch raisins by their lonesome as a healthy snack ... Continue Reading...

Back to school with Titus Pens!

The months May to June are usually a toxic time for us, moms. To state the obvious, this is the time when we empty our bank accounts paying for tuition, buying school supplies, uniforms and attending to a sundry of other concerns. Anyway, a unique invitation to the Titus Pen Buffet landed in my inbox last month and I simply had to check it out. It was so timely since it's back to school season and well...we need pens! :) I was also curious with the presence of actress Liza Soberano who is one of the Philippines' most beautiful faces today. The Pen Buffet was ... Continue Reading...

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Shatin

The 10,000 Buddhas Monastery in Shatin is often overlooked by many tourists to Hong Kong. After all, how many of us will bother riding the East Rail Line all the way up the New Territories? But am telling you it's well worth the visit if you want something out of the ordinary from the hustle and bustle of HK. The entrance is impressive enough. There are approximately 500 golden life-size statues lining the pathway. One couldn't help but be amazed, if not amused, with their different poses and expressions. Prepare to exercise. I regretted not ... Continue Reading...

GSK unveils ‘You Can & You Will’ campaign

May was Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In line with this, pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) boosted its advocacy to increase cervical cancer awareness efforts with the Power Over Cervical Cancer “You Can & You Will” campaign. The campaign aims to encourage Filipinas to realize that they have the power to protect themselves and their dreams—simply by consulting their doctors and asking about ways to prevent cervical cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipinas. “An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. Getting cancer ... Continue Reading...

Learn More by Studying Abroad – Top 5 Universities in the UK

After thirteen years of school, students just want to get out and experience the world at large. They are finally of an age where they can be on their own and so many take a gap year off studies to get out and about before buckling back down again to their academic lifestyle. Instead of taking that year off your studies, have you thought about attending university abroad? The UK provides the perfect way to see and experience some of the world, just a ferry ride across the channel from the European continent, and the best part of all is that you will not need to ... Continue Reading...