As a last hurrah for the month of honoring our Fathers, as well as the other fathers in our families, we threw an Asian Boodle feast. We carefully chose a dish or two from certain countries that will complement the other dishes (explaining why we did not add curry as it may be overpowering). We drew lots which just made cooking more fun since we got to cook items we have never tried, or would not have chose (Tempura is quite tedious to prep!!!!). Sorry that we didn’t have photos of humans enjoying the fight since our hands got dirty pretty early and we just forgot to document and focused on stuffing ourselves. It was a very good line up! Here are our assignments: Bettinna: Tempura, Sweet Chili Cabs & Steamed Lapu-Lapu Kat: Chinese Fried Rice, Pad Thai & Laing Nica: Sweet & Sour Pork, Korean Bulgogi, Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls Oh what fun! We turned the recipes into recipe cards that you can easily take screen shots of or grab and drag to your desktop. The hands down winners: Tempura, Pad Thai, Sweet & Sour Pork & Spring Rolls! Oh I am drooling again just recalling the past weekend! Enjoy […]

TVolution: The latest evolution in entertainment from PLDT Home

Last June 8, PLDT Home launched the biggest and latest evolution in TV programming in the country – TVolution powered by the #1 streaming box in America, Roku. The pioneer in broadband, the first to merge landline and computer in the tablet and who is at the forefront of making the Philippines into a Fiber nation, PLDT on its 88th year, affirms its commitment to the Filipino family by bringing back the television – the traditional medium as the center of home entertainment through the most modern technology and the latest content available; catering to all possible interests of all members of the family. Imagine Cignal HD cable channels, Iflix, Netflix and Youtube in one remote – yes, only PLDT Home can make this happen. These four giants in video streaming content in a single, teeny weeny remote is just one of the countless reasons why TVolution is a must-have for every home today. The small, customized remote, which I am so big on, is so easy to navigate through! Just press HOME then click the SOURCE you want to watch from, making switching from one source to another painfully easy! The not-techie-Mom-at-all will no longer need to yelp for […]

Chemist for a day: A sneak peek into the Johnson’s Research Lab in Singapore

On my second year as a Johnson’s Baby #ABCCirle member, I finally make it to the annual gathering of Asian Momfluencers. Held at Singapore this year, I joined Day 3 for the Lab Tour at the newly renovated Consumer R&D site. This facility is solely for the purpose of developing and testing new Johnson’s Baby products. From conception to shelving, all studies and testing happen in this research center before the formulation is sent to China for manufacturing. Before the actual lab tour, we were reintroduced to the full mission and vision of Johnson and Johnson. In the words of Chief Technology Officer Josh Ghaim, Johnson & Johnson’s mission is to “care for people around the world by developing innovative products and solutions that are grounded in deep human insights, backed by science that is intuitive and provide irresistible experiences.” Johnson’s Baby, the brand that invented baby care, continually proves their unwavering commitment to providing the BEST care for our babies. For one, the claims on their product seals manifest it. DID YOU KNOW THAT THE CLINICALLY-PROVEN GENTLE SEAL AND NO MORE TEARS FORMULA SEAL UNDERGO VARIOUS SAFETY EVALUATION TESTING BY THIRD PARTY PEDIATRICIANS, DERMATOLOGISTS AS WELL AS OPTHALMOLOGISTS? Those […]

The Cookbook Club for Oster

Last May 27, I, together with The Housewives of The Cookbook Club celebrated Mother’s Day (for the last time this year, before The Fathers’ month  comes in) with an intimate group of Moms and their kiddos to prepare family favorites using the latest Oster product – The Oster Ball Mason Jar Blender. It is a privilege for our Cookbook Club to host the first #OsterKitchenConversations again in a long time and to be launching their new baby as well. Thank you Oster! In honor of Moms who are naturally SUPERMOMS, we decided on a laid back, casual Country Fair theme,  where food is always familiar, comforting, and satisfying – something Moms always bear in mind when serving their families – yet are such a breeze to prepare with Oster’s help. A no-sweat menu our Moms can prepare for the entire family simply because prep time has been cut down to more than 50% off the time and so with more time to spend on plating and styling, making homemade food even more appetizing than straightforward, casual country fair food presentation. There sure is something for every member of the family at a fair! However, being the modern housewife wannabes that we are, […]