Archive of ‘Book/Product Review’ category

Help Fund Cancer Treatment for 250 Pesos

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Did you know that your 250 pesos can help fund the medical treatment of cancer patients? Think about it. That amount of money can buy you a decent meal at your favorite restaurant or get you and a friend your coffee fix. But if you have an opportunity to help save a life with just […] Read more…

Justine Hail on Shy Shelly, Shyness and Bullying

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My daughter and I became instant fans of Shy Shelly, a children’s ebook released last year by OMF Literature. It’s a story of middle-schooler named Shelly Trudy who keeps to herself most of the time, creates paper stars and plays with her pet turtle, Huey Louie. She longs to have a friend but she is just […] Read more…

Wonder Bake Opens at SM Southmall

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When my husband and I put up Pickings in 2014, our main products were cream cheese based spreads and local fruit jams. After trying our hand at baking, we have decided to add pastries in our product line. Now, baking will be easier because Wonderbake Baking and Supply Store opens in SM Southmall. You don’t know […] Read more…

Start to Write with A Line A Day

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Writing has been an escape for me as a young girl. Family issues bombarded my young mind then and using a pen and paper, I would jot down my thoughts and questions in my diary. Journaling and creating imaginary families in my notebook, softened the pain of an unhappy family life. Although, I took a totally […] Read more…

Handmade at The Scullery

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Handmade or homemade products are so dear to my heart. Not only because I have our homemade spreads and jams business, also because I recognize the amount of work put into each homemade or handmade item. When you buy a handmade product, you are certainly getting only the best from its producer. Why? Because the […] Read more…

I Love My Job, My KidZania Job!

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Most homeschoolers along with other groups, were blessed to be given a preview of this newly opened play city in Taguig called KidZania. This is strategically located at the Park Triangle in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, where Lego Manila is also housed. It’s right across the International Schools and Market Market. My husband who works at […] Read more…

Shy Shelly: Mom and Daughter Book Review

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At the recent Pursuit Manila gathering, the Moms and soon-to-be-Moms were treated like queens by the team of young women behind Pursuit Manila. I will be writing more about this Mother’s day treat in the coming week. Not only were the Moms given adorable gifts to take home, they also provided books for our kids […] Read more…

Sewing a Ballerina Doll

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After the holidays, the kids were busy with their new “stuff”. Aside from the gifts, they also received money from their Ninang (godmother) and from the coin throwing tradition at a family reunion. Of course, both Coby and Jianne excitedly counted all the money they received that night. After a few days, they were so […] Read more…

What Women Can Do When Life Falls Apart: Book Review

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“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  You probably heard this line from the 90’s movie, Forrest Gump. It’s a story of a boy who was intellectually challenged and raised by a single mom. His mother brought him up the best way she knows how despite the personal […] Read more…

Ikaw na ang Maganda: How to be Beautiful Inside and Out (Book Review)

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Being beautiful has been an obsession of women all over the world. But I wouldn’t that far, dito lang sa Pilipinas, in fact sa Metro Manila pa nga lang, our eyes are bombarded everyday with “Tips on how to look younger”,  or what shampoo to use to make your hair softer and shinier. Gusto nating mga […] Read more…