Bento Baon Serye: The Return

Thursday, February 22, 2018


Uy mga besh! Please congratulate me. Sunud-sunod posts ko this week e. Hopefully magtuloy-tuloy na ito.

Anyway, matagal ko na talaga gusto itong ibalik, and bento baon serye. Yup I know patapos na ang school year pero okay lang atleast marami na kayong baon ideas for the next school year right? 

I am not an expert though and I just prepare simple baon for my son just what he likes. I choose to start this bento baon serye by sharing the first bento baons I made when the school year started last June.
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Just what I have said, my son prefers simple baon like this.

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Snack: Quaker Oat Dairy Drink, Whatta Tops, Buttercream crackers
Lunch: Rice, egg, siomai, grapes

Though I have bento picks, I didn't use them at first for fear that he may losing them. E ang mahal pa naman.

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Snack: Ham sandwich, Bear Brand Yogu milk drink
Lunch: Rice, pork giniling, grapes

I used cookie cutter to cut eggs like this iron man cookie cutter.

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Snack: Red Ribbon marble cake slice, Zest-o Iced Tea
Lunch: Rice, egg, fish fillet, grapes

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Snack: Red Ribbon cake slice, Minute Maid orange drink
Lunch:Rice, grilled pork, corn, grapes

If you notice, puro grapes like side dish. It's his favorite. Though I also include apple and oranges from time to time.

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Snack: Ham sandwich, Nestea lemon iced tea
Lunch: Rice, adobo flakes, apple slices

So that's all for our bento baon serye come back post. Naks! See again next week for another set of bento baon.


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Five Tips for Self-Love with Rauch Happy Day Orange Juice

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The love month is not yet over. Let me share some tips on how to love your self more.

From the Press Release Kit:

The love month is officially upon us and everyone’s got their eye on their calendar for their much-anticipated date night and other winning ways to melt someone’s heart. However, February is not just all about romance and relationship, as it’s clearly the best occasion to celebrate the most important person: You. So for the love of yourself, Happy Day Rauch Orange got tips that will refresh your habits and will spark motivation of investing in yourself with food and fitness as the beginning.

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1. Don’t skip meals and suppress your hunger.

Just because you’ll be having a grand buffet or multi-course sit-down meal, never starve yourself the entire day and go all out to the dinner table. This habit leads to overeating, filling your plate with caloric food choices. It is always a good idea to grab a fruit, cereal, oatmeal or whole wheat bread before heading to the gathering so you won’t arrive feeling ridiculously famished.

2. Practice mindful eating.

Before you eat, scan the food choices and decide which one you’ll pick or miss. Start off with a clear soup or a glass of water and fill up your plate with a heaping serving of salad. Skip those fried, greasy, and creamy appetizers that are loaded with calories and fat. Opt for smaller plates and utensils so that you only consume smaller bites, which trick your brain into eating almost 30% fewer calories. Remember to eat slowly, chew your food longer than the usual, and enjoy conversing at the dining table – these tips will help break the bad habit of binge eating.

3. Move and stay active.

No time for the gym? Squeeze in a 10-minute workout that can help you burn extra calories and elevate your mood for the entire day.  Should you need to bring a car, park at the farthest and walk your way up or down to your destination. Additionally, consider taking the stairs to burn few more calories and improve your cardiovascular fitness.

4. Rest and recover.

We are not new to the temptations and nostalgia of the love month without feeling stuffy, that’s why planning your schedule is always the first way to go. Achieving seven to eight hours of sleep is a sanity-saver and gives you a clearer, calmer mind. In fact, the ghrelin hormones increase when you’re up past your bedtime, while leptin or the hormone that tells you when you are full decreases with lack of sleep, which means a major wreak havoc to your diet.

5. Strengthen your immune system with Vitamin C.    

The last thing we want to happen is catching a bug in the form of cough, colds, or flu, so make sure to give your immune system the boost it deserves. The antioxidant Vitamin C, which helps to ward off communicable diseases should be part of our healthy lifestyle.  Note that our body lacks the ability to produce Vitamin C, so it’s therefore important to get it from the right sources like Rauch Happy Day Orange Juice. A European brand that’s in tune with the taste of our time, every 1L pack of Rauch Happy Day Orange Juice contains 16 high-quality and sun-ripened oranges giving it a zesty and refreshing taste. Each glass is enough to meet your body’s required daily dose of Vitamin C. Much more if you’re looking for ways of curbing your sugar cravings, a sip of something sour or tart like orange juice will help. 

Let's be healthy and love our self.

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My New Bento Lunch Box + Food Portion Containers

Sunday, February 18, 2018


Hello there!

If you are following me at Instagram (@mommymaye), you will know I am a big fun of bento making. Making bento baon for my son makes me feel happy and fulfilled. It's a way of making for the time I can't be with him. When I can't be with him during his snack and lunch breaks. 

Because of that, I have this little addiction to bento lunch box, tools and accessories. (Read: My Bento Tools from Shopee and Daiso and  Yumbox and Stainless Steel Lunch Box). 

Then last week, I saw a very nice lunch box. I contacted the supplier as soon as I saw it and wasted no time to order one and two for my kumare.

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Look so nice right? This bento lunch box is available in two colors. This is the green one, which I bought for my little boy.

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And this pink box that my kumare ordered.

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This lunch box is claimed to be leaked proof. I have yet to try this new bento lunch box. Super excited na ako actually.

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I also bought this food portion container set at Japan Home Center at 88 pesos only. Almost half the price of the one being sold online.

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Kaya naman super excited na ako sa bukas to try this bento lunch box. By the way, if you want this bento lunch box too, please send me a personal message at our Momaye's Shoppe FB page. If okay sya and really leaked proof, I will resell it.

That's all for now and let's spread #bentolove!


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Our First Home Improvement for the Year

Friday, February 16, 2018


Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Happy Chinese New Year everyone. 

It's been a while since I made an update here. Again, my apology. Been very busy lately with my work. I did plan to blog at night but since I really get tired of working all day, I ended up sleeping, haha.

Anyway, I will not make any excuses anymore but instead will just show you what Daddy A is currently working on.


Yeah, that's Daddy A busy designing our plant box, Yes again, it's a plant box in front of our house. The simplest garden we can have because of limited space.

Actually, Daddy A has been bugging me about this plant box a long time ago pa. He wanted a garden so I told him to just wait and I will set a budget for that. Luckily, Daddy A's Papa knows a lot of carpentry works including making a plant box.

So when they went here to celebrate new year, these two men worked together to make this nice little garden.


This is our first house improvement for the year, along with a little home improvement at the back of our house. That I will share once it's picture ready hehe.

Back to Daddy A's little garden. Just this morning, he's busy again designing our little garden.


He fixed the garden stones with a cement.


By the way, we bought those garden stones at 150 pesos per bag. Just enough to design our little garden. 

This "kawa" we bought at 200 pesos with the stand.


You can also buy garden soil at 50 pesos per bag. Then the plants that he put are our old plants. He just choose what to put so it will not look crowded or like a forest, hehe.


If you notice, our home improvements are all do it your self. I am lucky that Daddy A is very much inclined with home works, aside from he has a helpful Papa. That's why we save a lot of money and also he can make what he wants to make. Just like this garden, though the design is not yet finished.


Daddy A still plan to put garden grass there. It's still out of stock as per the store we went to so while waiting, he's doing some repainting.


Pardon the not so good sight. Our house is already 10 years and needs a lot of improvement and renovation. Thank God we are done with its monthly amortization and our house is ours! Now, I am saving for house home renovation. Yihee!

That's our first home improvement for the year. After repainting, we will have a bathroom improvement. We are planning to install bidet seat since it's becoming popular now. What do you think?

Again, happy Gong Xi Fa Cai!
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Where does January Go?

Sunday, February 4, 2018


Hello February! Where did January go? Are you also wondering where? Haha.

I had a very busy January. That maybe the reason why I didn't notice it was already over. I didn't even have my year end post. My apologies for not posting enough to entertain you. I don't want to make promises again but one thing is for sure, I am just here and will be back every now and then. Will that me okay? Hmmm, thank you so much for staying with me for the past years.

Anyway, did you know that it's only 11 months before the holiday? Oh, I am always excited for Christmas. So just like last year, I started saving this early for Christmas. I am also thinking of what gifts to give. In this way, I'll feel less stress when the holidays come. 

Holiday stress is so real right. I am so sure most people do experience this stress especially when Christmas day is coming near. According to a post-holiday survey stress conducted across America, 71% of people felt stressed during the 2017 holiday season.

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The survey also showed that women were 1.2 times more likely to be stressed than men. 

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And I agreed with it 100%. Because we women are the ones who take care of what gifts to give, the food to serve, the house and almost everything the family needs during holidays.

The survey also revealed that 61% of people say spending time with loved ones is one holiday tradition that makes them the happiest. Just like me, I am sure you will agree with it because Christmas is spending time with the family.

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While I think everyone loves to decorate their house during holidays, the survey surprising says only 53% did decorate they home.

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Decorating our home is one Christmas tradition we will not forget. Putting up the Christmas tree, decorating it and lighting the lights make us feel more the spirit of Christmas.

Apart from those above, I am sure you also have your own post-holiday stress experience. Actually, for me, the aftermath of Christmas holiday went until January. Haha. Anyway, Christmas will always be the most wonderful time of the year. And the stress it brings will always worth it. Agree?


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