WIN a MIDEA Multi-cooker!

I’m partnering with Midea Gulf and giving everyone a chance to win this functional MIDEA multi-cooker.
I cooked rice and baked a chocolate cake using my own Midea multi-cooker.
You can stew meat dishes, baked breads and slow cook meals which are amazing!
I honestly think this is a very good appliance considering its price and I’m happy that I can share this product with you.
As you know me, I hate complicated instructions so I am making this giveaway very simple:
* Like my Facebook post here.
* Share a photo on the Facebook comment section of what comes to mind when you think of HOME.
* Please include hashtag #ImHome in your entry.
And that’s it! Of course, I would appreciate if you can share the post and like Midea Gulf and Filipina Expat pages but it’s not required to join.
Winners will be announced on 4th November, Saturday.
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What Makes You Feel At Home?

I prepared congee last Friday because I am missing it again. If you don’t know, it is my number one comfort food and my most favorite dish in the whole wide world.

I could have Congee or Lugaw every day, as in 365 days a year. Sounds exaggerated I know, but after having a small eatery that served congee as a family business before, I would always eat it every single day without fail.

When we closed our eatery, my mom would continue to cook this dish from time to time together with her other specialties.

And it’s not just my mother, my dad is also a cook by heart and profession and I was always amazed at how he could whip up a dish with whatever ingredients we had available inside our fridge and pantry. On my 7th birthday, my dad baked 7 cakes for me. I will never forget that.

I maybe a full grown-up woman now and have my own family, but I still long for my parents’ cooking as I always associate it with our home and my happy childhood. Whenever we go to the Philippines, instead of having list of activities to do, I have a list of food to eat. And my mom will willingly and lovingly cook everything  for me.

– Adobong talaba
– Guinataang langka
– Ginisang sayote
– Tatampal
– Alimango
– Sinigang na buto-buto ng baboy

The list goes on and on.

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Working on a new project

Hello! Hello!

Today is my husband’s birthday and since I have no gift, I instead posted a message of love on his private Facebook account which I rarely do because I hate PDA (public display of affection) even if it’s online.
I would like to think he really like my gift 🙂

We had dinner at Kimchee by Shogun and I invited few friends to join as well.

It’s been a while since I wrote something because I am super duper busy working on a major project! Super major because I know this is life-changing for me and for all the people who will be touched by it.


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The day I told my son that Tooth Fairy and Santa are not real

It’s just normal that first-time parents (specially moms) would go great lengths for their children to have the best childhood ever.
That includes making sure that their kids will have yearly gifts from Santa Claus and treats from Tooth Fairy.

And my son is no exception.
When he was younger, I took great lengths to make Santa as believable as possible.
And he indeed believed.
Totally believed that he would even defend Santa’s existence to his classmates.

I always thought I am a clever parent.

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What if they don’t get you?

My husband is a realist and traditionalist.

He believes in working honestly then receive your salary at the end of the month. Salary can go to the bank or put into low or medium-risk investments.
A steady and safe way to increase your savings.
He wants to build a a family home, buy a family car and retire comfortably when it’s time to retire.

He thinks sensibly and logically.

And then he married me.

If you have been reading my blog for a few years now, you know that I am far from trying to fit-in.
I’m a rebel with a cause.
I’m a dreamer, risk-taker, live-your-life to the fullest kind of gal.

As they said, I have my finger in too many pies.  Continue reading →

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So many things to do, so little time

So many things to do, so little time – is this the story of your life?

I’m in the stage right now where I want to do a lot of things all at the same time and fast!

These are just some of the things I am planning/trying to work on:
– Finish the modules for my Wealthy Pinay bootcamp
– Trying to figure out if I really want to proceed with the Wealthy Pinay bootcamp
– Planning for our Georgia trip this December
– Thinking if we should really go to Georgia this December
– Monetize this blog (and resisting it)
– Focus on Slian Nails and update the business plan and marketing strategies
– Plan the kids’ lunchbox menu for the full month so I don’t have to think everyday
– Do their reviewers at least once a week
– Organize my closet and throw/give away stuff that I don’t need
– Enroll the kids to swimming lessons, guitar lessons, ballet, karate…

I could go on and on but you get the drift. I want to do all these and more yet just thinking about it makes me tired. Continue reading →

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My birthday 2017

First time to spend my birthday away from family and I was down for a few days just thinking about it. I needed to attend a company meeting for 3 days and stay in the hotel for 2 nights.

Last time I had to attend similar event, I asked Gibson and kids to stay with me but since it’s school day now so it’s not an option.

I know I’m getting so dramatic because I’m still in Dubai and I will just be away for 2 nights but still…

Anyways, I was welcomed by a nice room with a great view, some flowers and cakes. I stayed in Le Royal Meridien several times and this is one of the hotels I love.

My Birthday 2017
My Birthday 2017
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Kris With A View

When I was invited for an Asian and Filipino buffet, I know I have to say yes! And if there’s crispy pata on the menu then I’ll come running.
Kris Kin With A View

Kris With A View is located at 19th floor of Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel in Karama just opposite of Burjuman Centre.

It’s our first time to try the restaurant but I know that they were serving Pan-Asian dishes before. Now they are re-launching it and serves Filipino dishes as well to attract kabayans. Continue reading →

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Chase your Dreams

Can I ask you something?
What are things you want to do and what prevents you from doing it?

This post is part of The Wealthy Pinay series wherein I will talk about goal-setting, normalizing wealth and using positivity to achieve all our goals.

If you prefer to read, continue below. 

Do you want to set up a business? Do you want to travel? Do you want to change job? Do you want to help more people? Do you aspire to be with someone?

My question is – what’s your reason of not pursuing them? Continue reading →

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