My Bento Tools from Shopee and Daiso

Friday, November 17, 2017


Hello there muthers!

How's life na ba mga beshies? 

Wala lang, medyo sinisipag akong magblog e. Nakalkal ko lang mga photos and sayang naman if I will not share these to you.

So ayun nga, it's been 3 years na since I ordered bento tools. Medyo pricey kasi bento tools like picks na laging naiwawala ni Matthew. Then I stopped preparing bento baons na because of busy schedule and Matthew said he didn't like it na. 

However, when the school started this year, Matthew requested to have his lunch baon too. I bought a new lunch box and from there I had an urge to create bento again. Though I am not that good, my little boy appreciates it so happy na ako dun. Then he knows how to take care of the picks na at hindi na nya naiwawala. That's why I ordered more bento tools from a nice seller at Shopee.


Actually, naparami ng konti kasi naman sobra talagang mura sa Shopee store na iyon. Look for chellai Japan Products.

Like these silicon molders.


A pack 4-piece silicon molder (2oz) is Php 29.00, while a pack of 3-piece silicon molder (1oz) is only Php 19.00. 

Nagandahan naman ako dito sa flower silicon molder na Php 49.00 for all that 6 pieces. The heart-shaped molders naman is Php 24.00, 4 pieces na din.


This bento plastic accessories naman is only only Php 9.00, 6 pieces na.


I ordered also these two sets of different shape cutters at Php 24.00 each. Then yun nasa ibabang cutter set is one of the freebies.


This silicon food shaper set is only Php 24.00.


This set rice molders naman is only Php 24.00.


The 16pcs blue cupcake liners set is only Php 14.00, while the 55pcs 1oz liners set is only Php 25.00.


Heto na, pick! The top fruit picks set is only Php 39.00 per 4-piece set, while the lower fruit picker set is only Php 19.00 per 12-piece set. I wish she has more pick designs.


I also ordered this 5-pair chopstick set at Php 39.00 only.


And these popsicle silicon loder at Php 15.00 each.


These naman I bought at Daiso near us. The picks set is only Php 66.00 while the egg molder set is Php 88.00


So those are my new bento tools and accessories. Very affordable hindi ba? If you have other bento stores na mura din ang tools, please let me know ha? Thanks in advance mga bes!
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Pajama Party 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Last November 3, Matthew had his 3rd pajama party. If you have read this Matthew Andrei's First Pajama Party and this Matthew Andrei's Second Pajama Party, pajama party is one of the school activities Matthew has been waiting for every year. In fact, he asked me to buy a new pair of pajamas. Of course, he chose a Spiderman design pajama. Look!


Actually, he was supposed to take a week vacation at Nueva Ecija and will return on Novermber 5 instead. But he insisted to go back on or before November 3 because he really wanted to attend this year's pajama party.  He also told us to be home before 5:30pm so he will not be late.

He even asked us to buy some candies and chocolates for his classmates.


Pagdating palang isa-isa nya ng nilapitan ang mga classmates nya.


Kami naman ni Daddy, we waited outside. E ayan bilog ata ang buwan so Daddy asked me to took a photo of him like this, hehe.


After an hour, Matthew and the rest of the students came out to have a short program and a bonfire.


Each grade level had their cheer presentation.


Here's Matthew and his classmates' presentation.


After that, they had class picture taking.


They went back to their respective rooms after that. Ako naman, I tried to blog while waiting sana but I can't think e. Honestly, I had so many stories to share but I can't find that inspiration to write.


So please bear with me as I am trying to get back to blogging track again. I wish this 3-day holiday because of ASEAN summit helped me recharge.

Would love to hear from you guys. Ano bang ganap sa buhay mga beshies?
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Early Symptoms of Pregnancy (Oopps.. False Alarm?)

Friday, November 10, 2017


Few weeks ago, I had experienced early symptoms of pregnancy. I felt nervous and happy at the same knowing we might have a new bundle of joy soon.

Early symptoms of pregnancy for some women begin in the first few weeks after conception. Pregnancy symptoms also vary in intensity, duration and frequency. Oftentimes, many of early pregnancy symptoms can be similar to pre-menstrual discomforts. I compile a list of early pregnancy symptoms (most of which I had experienced recently) to help you determine if you are indeed pregnant or just a false alarm.

Food cravings and aversions

Been craving for pancit malabon and puto. So I ordered these on Daddy A's lola's birthday.

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Food cravings are common when you're pregnant. During pregnancy, you might also experience strong dislike of certain foods like coffee or the smell of garlic. These food preference can be attributed to hormonal changes, especially during the first trimester when there's an extreme hormonal change. 

Nausea with or without vomiting

I also experienced nausea but without vomiting. In my first pregnancy also, I didn't experience morning sickness and vomiting. Lucky me right? 

As early as a week into pregnancy, many women experience illness in the morning or morning sickness, some in the afternoon or evening while others may experience nausea throughout the entire day. It's not clear what is the cause of nausea but a part of it can be caused by the rapid rising of estrogen level. Also, pregnant women have a intensified sense of smell that's why various odors like perfume, cigarette smoke and smell of foods can induce nausea. There is no solution to prevent it but  there are ways to fight its effect like eating small frequent meals and eating saltine crackers.

Heartburn

Heartburn is a common complaint during pregnancy. I just had this recently and I had it worst in my first pregnancy. Heartburn includes a burning sensation in the center of the chest, but it has nothing to do with the heart. Heartburn occurs when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus are unable to prevent stomach acid from passing back into the esophagus. There's increase frequency of heartburn during pregnancy because the hormone progesterone causes the valve between the stomach and the esophagus to relax. Thus, the valve is unable to prevent stomach acid from passing back into the esophagus and irritates the lining.

Mood swings and irritability

Another common early symptoms of pregnancy is mood swings and irritability. The flood of hormones in the body during pregnancy can make you unusually emotional and weepy. Just what I had experience recently and this poor little poor tasted how bitter it was. Aw....


Frequent Urination

Many women start to experience frequent urination within a week or two after pregnancy occurred. During pregnancy, the uterus swell and immediately start to enlarge for the growing fetus. Thus making the uterus puts pressure on the bladder and makes you fell the need for more frequent urination. 

Constipation

Constipation is another common early pregnancy symptom that gets worse as the pregnancy progresses. The increase in progesterone makes the bowel functions slow down to allow maximum absorption time of vitamins and nutrients, which can lead to constipation.

Tender and swollen breast

One of the first symptoms of pregnancy, as early as two weeks after conception, is tender and swollen breasts. Hormonal changes can make your breasts tender, swollen and tingly or sore, and start to enlarge making the veins within the breast more visible. Nipples may start to darken in color, become more erect and be very sensitive.

Headaches, fatigue, dizziness and/or fainting

Hormonal changes, during early pregnancy, causes increased in blood circulation that may trigger frequent and mild headaches. Also, high levels of progesterone can make a pregnant woman feel sleepy and at the same time, the lower blood sugar level, the lower blood pressure and the increased blood production combine to absorb your energy during pregnancy. Dizziness and/or fainting is cause by the dilation of blood vessels and drop of blood pressure. This may also be triggered by low blood sugar during early pregnancy.

Over the past weeks I really feel weak and I easily get tired. Thank God I have this little boy who makes me feel better and love, amidst my being moody and irritable.


Raised basal body temperature

Basal body temperature is the body temperature at rest or wake up time. This temperature slightly increase soon after ovulation and will remain at that level until your next period. It's continuous elevation for more than two weeks may indicate pregnancy. 

Light bleeding or cramping

Another first early symptoms of pregnancy is slight bleeding known as implantation bleeding. This happens when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterus lining, about 10 to 14 days after fertilization.  This kind of vaginal bleeding is usually a bit earlier, spottier and lighter in color, and doesn't stay long as with the normal period. Abdominal cramping, similar to menstrual cramps, also is being experience by some women during early pregnancy.

Missed period

The most obvious early symptom of pregnancy is missed period. When you've missed your monthly cycle, it's a possible sign that you are pregnant and will prompt you to search more for other pregnancy symptoms. Also, you may not have the above signs until you noticed you've missed your period just like what happened to me as shown in this period tracker app.

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Those are some early symptoms of pregnancy. However, the above symptoms aren't unique to pregnancy. The onset and and degree will vary within women. Some symptoms can indicate that you are sick or that your period is just delayed and about to start. To make sure, you might want to take a home pregnancy test. In my case, my period was 13 days delayed and that prompted me to take a pregnancy test two times. Which turned out to be negative and the next day I had my period. Aw...


Experiencing most of the above symptoms and the missed period really made me feel I am pregnant. That idea, just like what I have said, excites me and made me feel nervous at the same time. Thinking we will have additional bundle of joy is love but remembering what I have went through in my first pregnancy scares me. Anyway, it may not be the right time. I believe in God's perfect time and He will bless us soon.
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4 Ways that People Stay Motivated When Trying to Lose More than 25 Pounds

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Many individuals desire to lose weight in order to achieve a particular body size that makes them feel happy and comfortable in their own skin. Such a journey, however, requires a lot of dedication, effort, and patience and many people tend to lose motivation along the way. The following tips will encourage you to stay motivated when trying to lose weight.

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1. Get involved in a Nutrisystem plan

In order to lose weight, it is best to sign up or get engaged in a diet plan. This will enable you to stick to a healthy diet which will work concurrently with regular exercise in order to help you achieve the desired weight. In order to stay committed to healthy dieting, it is recommended to use a Nutrisystem plan instead of trying to use a self-designed plan. Nutrisystem is a nutritional program with different diet plans suited for diverse needs. It is also very affordable. A lot of resources are available online which will provide more info on the same that will enable you to choose and get started on a nutrition program.

2. Reward yourself

We all have different weight loss journeys, some aim to lose probably a little bit more than 25 pounds, while others want to lose a larger figure in order to achieve their desired weight. Whatever the case, losing those pounds may prove to be a daunting task and it requires a lot of effort. It is therefore only natural if we lose motivation along the way and end up giving up. One way to avoid this is to reward yourself after achieving a particular goal, for example, after losing 5 pounds.

3. Do it as a team

Losing weight as an individual may be a hard task since you have to draw all your energy and motivation from yourself. Doing it as a team though is quite an advantage since it sets a healthy competitive mood which will not only motivate you but your colleagues as well to lose as much weight as they can. Involving your friends and family members is even more beneficial. This is due to the fact that friends and family will not let you quit and this will help one stay motivated.

4. Adjust your environment

Create an environment that reflects all that you want to be and surround yourself with items that can motivate you to achieve your desired weight. For example, clean out unhealthy sugary snacks and desserts from your kitchen such as cakes and chocolate. Fill your house with fruit and vegetables and fruit juices. In your bedroom, hang that item that you will want to wear by the mirror, for example, that pair of skinny jeans. Download apps on your phone that will offer new exercise routines or healthy recipes. Such an environment will be a constant reminder of what you need and would like to achieve. Surrounding yourself with such like reminders will go a long way in keeping you motivated. 
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4 Things to Look for When Purchasing a Countertop Sink for Your Home

Thursday, October 26, 2017


When it comes to interior design, its not just the big pieces that matter. Sure, when everyone enters your home, their eyes would automatically be drawn to big eye-catching designs like big furniture, or an elegant chandelier or perhaps a painting situated at the top of your fireplace, but even the little details matter when it comes to interior design.

When you are following a theme when designing a room, every little thing matters. When constructing or renovating your bathroom, for example, its not just the tiles or the bathtub that people will look at but even your sink and fixtures should be given attention.

You might think its too tedious to spend time thinking about what kind of sink to buy for your bathroom, but it will be worth it in the end when you see just how put-together and well thought-out your bathroom will look. Its not only you who will appreciate it but also guests who will come into your home.

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If youre not sure what you need to consider when buying a sink for your bathroom, check out the list below.

1. It must be the right sizecompared to the rest of the house, the bathroom is relatively smaller than any other room, so everything must be well thought out, including the size of the sink you are purchasing. You can go for the countertop sink as it is easier to clean and can be a space saver too which is perfect if you cannot allot a big space for your sink.

2. It must complement the design of the room it is inare you looking for a sink for your guest bath or for the master bath? There are many homeowners who design each room differently, and the bathroom is no exception. Depending on what room you will be buying it for, just make sure that it would fit in with your theme for the room. If you want to make it easy, you can choose neutral colors such as white or black so that it would complement many designs.

3. Choose the right material  - gone are the days when only porcelain is used for sinks. Nowadays, you can choose from sinks made of other materials such as stainless steel, glass or even marble. The good thing is that there are so many designs available in different materials so you will not run out of options for the design you have in mind.

4. Make sure that it is built to lasteven if a counter top sink is just a small detail in a bathroom, it will still cost you money. And like anything that would cost you money, you want something that would be durable and last many years. Do your research on what types of material would last many years. Consider the people who will be using the bathroom too. Some materials may be more fragile than others so be sure to consider when scouting for your sink.

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