Melong Bagong New Flavor ang Dutch Mill

Melon akong balita sa inyo! #MelonKamingBago!!! Saktong sakto ngayong summer ang bagong Dutch Mill Melon na new and refreshing flavor ng favorite yogurt drink ng ating kids. Lakas nito maka summer saya at alert sigla.
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Pero dahil ito na nga, summer na summer na talaga,  kahit indoor lang naglalaro eh, grabe din ang uhaw ni Coco. More energy mas happy na sya right after his #DutchMillEverydayGoodness break at nag laro na uli ng make shift soccer field na kanyang kama.
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Alam niyo ano pa ang ginawa namin ni Coco para mas maging more exciting ang kanyang pag-Dutch Mill? Ginawa namin itong ice pops! Perfect na perfect for summer diba?
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Dutch Mill Melon Yogurt Drink is deliciously made with cultured yogurt, fresh milk and real melon juice. Like the other flavors that we love, it is also fortified with Nu-3-o plus Vitamins B1 and B2 to support mental energy and Calcium for physical energy for our kids to always be alert at masigla.

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KDrama: Hi Bye, Mama!

Hi Bye, Mama! is a 2020 South Korean television series shown in tvN and Netflix. Cha Yu-ri (Kim Tae-hee) has been a ghost since she died, while pregnant in a tragic accident five years ago. She left her husband, Jo Gang-hwa (Lee Kyu-hyung) and their daughter, Seo Woo (Seo Woo-Jin). Well, as for Yu-Ri, who lose her chance for a family abruptly, she has been constantly around her family. But she dotes on her daughter as a mommy ghost, since she can’t be a mother to Seo Woo physically. But then she miraculously reincarnated and was given 49 days to take her place back to become human again. She appears in front of his husband again after 5 years. How did that happen?hibyemama (7)

It is a heart warming story of love, family, friendship, faith, death and most importantly, a mother’s love.

Watch it’s trailer here:

Here’s some thoughts I had after watching the whole series:

There’s nothing like that one friend that you can always count on. That one friend who will accept you no matter what and who you are. That one friend that knows you from head to toe, your heart’s most deepest desires. That friend that will fight with you through your battles. That friend you can cry on her shoulder and will even cry with you. That friend who will not call you crazy for the things that you may do, but will be crazy with you. That friend who will understand you, even if she can’t really understand it at all. You’re lucky and blessed if you have at least just one of that kind friend.hibyemama (35)

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There’s this kind of love that can’t easily be broken. A love so strong that even death can not falter. It is admirable. To just love a person, so genuinely, so deeply. Sigh. That’s the kind of love anyone would want to have. Add to that how the kind of husband Gwang-hwa was to Yu-ri, is just goals.hibyemama (12)

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If all else fails, we have our family. They will always have our back no matter what. That’s the place where we can always go home to when times are tough. They will always welcome us with open arms.hibyemama (16)

But there’s this other kind of family, one that is unconventional. Being family doesn’t need to be blood. It’s those who you also consider as one. In this case, Gwang-hwa re-married and Min Jeong came to love Seo Woo as her own as well. Family can also be your best friend, one that you share your life with.. share your whole family even.hibyemama (11)

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A mother’s love is so powerful. They would ask, when your parents die, you become an orphan. when your spouse die, you become a widow, when your child die, what do they call you? None. There is no word to express how a parent would be called when they lose a child. They would say, a parent should never bury their child. Cha Yuri’s Mom has regrets on Yuri’s death. She wished so hard to see her daughter, even for one last time. She has regrets especially she was the last person that Yuri talked to before she accidentally died. A mother would do anything just to hug her daughter, even one last time.hibyemama (14)

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A mother wants nothing but the best for her child. She dreams so big for her child’s future. She would do anything just to protect her child, even if that meant sacrificing her needs or wants. It is because a mother’s love is everything but selfish. Sabi nga nila, isusubo mo na lang, ibibigay mo pa.hibyemama (4)

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Hi Bye Mama, isn’t only about Yu-Ri and Seo Woo or Yu-ri and her mom. It is quite evident. It is all about them. But in reality, I guess, it is not. Hi Bye Mama isn’t only about those 3 characters. If you remember Hi Bye Mama has a lot of minor characters, and if you look at it closely, they also have their Hi Bye Mama moment.hibyemama (1)

Pil Seung, became an orphan at a young age, when his parents and sibling died in a car accident, right in front of him. As he grows up, he has been longing for his family that is why he became a pilot — so that it feels like he is with them when he is up in the sky. He also longed for the care that a mother would give, like cooking home cooked meals and a clean house, and of course, a mother’s love.hibyemama (30)

Hyeok Jin, the little ghost in Seo Woo’s school, who has been waiting for his mom to come back and pick him up like a normal kid. But he never got it until Yu-Ri and Seo Woo helped him.hibyemama (31)

Midong, alive, has a an estranged son. He doesn’t want her to be in his family’s life because she attracts ghosts. He just don’t know how heart broken her mother is.hibyemama (33)

Gwi-soon‘s died telling her daughter that it hurts – all the medical procedure that she has gone though when she was still alive. Now that her daughter is sick, she wanted to endure the pain that her mother must have felt because she feels guilty about that decision of hers. She doesn’t know that her mother in the other world is deeply hurt that her daughter is hurting as well.hibyemama (32)

Hye Jin, the girl who committed suicide because she couldn’t take bullying in her work place anymore and how she regretted it when she saw her mother in the streets in front of her workplace seeking for justice and crying. She then realized after her death that there is more to life than our dreams being crushed, well, maybe because it isn’t for us. it’s too late now.hibyemama (34)

Sung Mi-ja, always anxious of her adult son, who is always crying for her when he visits the columbarium. She would always worry of her son’s life that’s spiraling down. As a mom, even in her afterlife, would always think of her son’s welfare.hibyemama (36)

Baseball Player Sang-bong, the sports celebrity who was said that died by suicide, but towards the end, we learn that he was murdered by a friend and all he wanted to do was tell let her mother know how much he loves him, that he wasn’t able to do so when he was still alive. It was too late when he realized it.hibyemama (28)

It all boils down to one thing – to make our mothers feel loved – before it is too late.hibyemama (8)

I realized that whether we are prepared for one’s passing or one passed suddenly, we will feel the same pain. We feel pain because we have lost them and that they will not be present in our life anymore. The pain will always be there, it will hurt us more on days that we feel sad and we miss them so bad. But pain will still be there even when we are smiling and having a great time, we just don’t feel it that moment.hibyemama (19)

We will never know when our last day on earth will be, one minute you are living your best life and excited for all of your tomorrows, the next minute you may be gone.hibyemama (6)

So spend all days of your life with the one you love the most. Make time for what and whom that truly matter to you. Do all the things you want to do, as they say YOLO! So that you may live with no regrets. So that when your time comes to leave the earth, the people you will leave behind can look back on all the happy memories.hibyemama (5)

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Not everyone will get to say goodbye when they die, nor in reality, we wouldn’t get a similar gift like with what Cha YuRi received from above. So treat your day as if it is your last – don’t sleep till you were able to say sorry if you have hurt someone (or someone may have hurt you), to those you are grateful for, say thank you and make them feel appreciated, share your dreams because you will never know how your dreams are important to the people you love, and give the warmth of your hug.hibyemama (27)

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Right after the last episode, with all the maga in face because of crying, I went to the other room and hugged my sleeping Coco-bear with all my might. I’m lucky that I get to see him grow up to the little person that he is now and looking forward to his tomorrows. I’m grateful. Do the same will you?hibyemama (20)

Credits:
All photos taken from Hancinema.net and other random pages via Google.
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Play and Learn with 4D Gummy

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Coco loves to play and I have always encourage him to play, never mind the mess that comes with it. In a world where technology has been a huge part of our life, of our kids’ life, I am happy that even if he has his days when he would watch and sing for few hours, at the end of the day, he would still always choose to play. I’ve always believe that when one plays, they are also learning.

Learn through play

Even as a baby, I’ve always used finger food to teach Coco – colorful cereals, chocolate candies, gummies, chocolate balls – name it, I’ve used it – to teach him colors, numbers, shapes and a lot more. Even now that he is already a grade school kid, we still use this as a study tool, especially for his math lessons in addition and subtraction, greater/less than and equal, for example.
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Create more memories

Need not to go far, we just eat our favorite gummies while, sharing stories, reading a book together or watching a film. There’s no other way to have fun but to share a bite of this yummy treat. It is now really a part of our little bonding activities, that I hope Coco will always cherish, as he grows older.
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Activate imagination and creativity

Building blocks has always been Coco’s favorite toy and I really splurge on it and that was what really enticed me to buy 4D Gummy Blocks. Coco was able to build a lot of structures from tiny houses, little buildings, different animals and even a spaceship! Imagination runs wild. This gummy blocks are enough to spark creativity. He loved playing with his gummy blocks, as much as he loved eating it.
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Indeed, we could have so much fun and create more memories even if we are just at home. Grab a pack of 4D Gummy on your next grocery visit. PS. We also have 4D Gummy packs as baon whenever we go out.
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4D Gummy Blocks
and Fruits are available in supermarkets and 7-11 stores nationwide. They are also available in Lazada, just click this link to buy.

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The M&M’s Rainbow Experiment

One perfect simple science and math activity for your kids to do this summer is the M&Ms Rainbow Experiment. Such a fun twist to teach numbers, colors, shapes and patterns. There is actually more to it, because it is science, like how sugar dissolves with warm water, but I didn’t go into that anymore because my son didn’t have a science subject when he was in first grade.

What you will need: M&Ms, Warm Water, and White Plate (not paper)
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Let your kid have fun arranging the M&Ms in a pattern around the edge of the plate. Your kid can arrange it in different shape border and create a pattern. We did the rainbow pattern.
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Pour water into the center of the plate, after a few seconds, the colors will begin to move towards the center of the plate. Do not move or shake the plate as it would mess it up, just like when Coco blew his on our project. You can talk to your child with what happened with the water and M&Ms.
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It took around 2-3 minutes before the dissolved colors reached the middle of the plate. As you can also see from our end, our rainbow kind of deformed because Coco blew it on one side.
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Science behind it?
The hard shell that covers the chocolate of an M&M’s is made up of sugar and colored dye. When warm water mixes with the sugary shell, the sugar dissolves, so the colors stars to run and blend. Remember M&Ms tag line, melts in my mouth, not in my hand? Well, our saliva is warm, so when we eat a piece and just let it there in our tongue for a while, the shell will melt. Check out solute and solvent! When a solute (sugar) is placed in solvent (water), it dissolves into another substance, which is the solution. The colors of the M&Ms is just to show that sugar dissolved. Think of your hot cup of coffee!

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Hydrate with Vivity

As we keep our family safe in this #LifeInTheTimeOfCorona, we should  also be healthy enough to fight the virus away.
And one of the best possible way is to STAY HYDRATED, as it is an important to aid in recovery. Every time I start to feel unwell, I start drinking more water that what I am used to.
But I learned that water is not enough when we are sick because our body loses important electrolytes.
Vivity is a great tasting electrolyte drink to keep us hydrated. It contains all essential electrolytes such as sodium and potassium at an optimal level to keep us hydrated. Flavors: Apple and Orange
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It comes in a convenient tetra-pak which makes it easy to drink, anytime and anywhere. No need to mix.

Buy it at any of the leading drugstores (Mercury, Watsons, South Star, and Rose) nationwide or at Watsons.com.ph

Please note that Vivity helps only in proper hydration management and it does not directly treat any type of medical condition.

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Legande Inc. has your backs by giving you ammunition against COVID19

We are already in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and foremost in everyone’s mind is how to stay safe when fighting an enemy that you cannot see. Aside from staying home, social distancing, and practicing good hygiene, what can you do to boost your immune system and stay safe?

One of the most overlooked components that lower our immune system is stress. When someone is stressed, his immune system becomes weak and they are more prone to getting sick. To avoid this from happening, make sure that you diffuse essential oils at home.

You can use peppermint in the morning to perk you up, orange, lemon, lemongrass, or grapefruit in the afternoon to relax you, and lavender at night to aid you in getting better sleep. Essential oils have been known to help better your mental health. Legánde’s essential oils come in three types: Mood Lifter, Stress and Pain Buster, and the Energy Booster.
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You can also start taking in Life Enzymes with probiotics that work better than most vitamins, herbal remedies, and supplements. Enzymes speed up blood circulation, digestion, detoxification, and healing which are all necessary for the body. Legánde’s Life Enzyme contains 150 all-natural whole fruits and vegetables as well as medicinal fungi and ancient Chinese herbs which underwent a 1-year fermentation process. This slows down aging and aids in the relief of digestive disorders and boosts energy.
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Make sure that you also have clean water at home. With the biggest protection from the virus being good hygiene and constant handwashing, it has become imperative to have clean water at home. Multipure Water Filtration Systems, the AquaDOME, AquaVERSA, and AquaMINI, that is backed by three certifications (ANSI 42 – Aesthetic effects; ANSI 53 – Health effects and ANSI 401 – emerging compounds and incidental contaminants) from the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) which users can upgrade with a Legánde Pre-filter. Definitely, a must in every home nowadays.
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We don’t know when the COVID-19 pandemic will end but what we do know is that there are ways we can minimize the risk. Legande Inc. is one with everyone in this fight and hopes that with these products, we are able to give you stronger ammunition against the COVID-19.

You can purchase these products via www.Legánde.com or visit them (when the Enforced Community Quarantine is over) at Suite 406, West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio, Pasig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, 1605. You can also check their Facebook Page to send them a message.

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Easy Cheese and Bacon Roll Ups Recipe

Anything CHEESY and BACON-Y is LIT. It is one of my most fave food combo. So today I am sharing with you this easy to do recipe that you can make for your kids and kids-at-heart aka your hubby.

We’re using my current favorite, Danes Cheese, which I love because of the taste – cheesy and creamy. Danes Cheese 180g is at 55php, Danes Cheese 450g is at 120php, Danes Cheese 35g and Danes Cheese Slices (22 slices) is at 65php. They also have Danes Sweet and Creamy and Danes with Real Bacon Bits.

Danes Cheese

INGREDIENTS:
1 600g Gardenia Classic Loaf
1 450g Danes Cheese
1 Danes Cheese Slices (22 slices)
1 200g CDO Honey Cured Bacon
toothpick

Serving: 11 rolls

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INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Roll your slices of bread flat
2. Place 1 slice of cheese on the flat bread.
3. Make cheese cubes from the cheese block. Put cheese cubes on your flat bread.
4. Roll up your bread and cheese.

5. Wrap the bacon around the roll. I didn’t pre-cook it. Put toothpick to hold it.

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6. Pre-heat your pan and add oil for deep frying.
7. Turn until all sides are brown.
8. Serve

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So, here you are, my-very-own-to-die-for cheese and bacon roll ups that my hubby and I enjoyed eating. Crispy on the outside and cheesy gooey on the inside!

PS. I shared with you the exact brands that I used, so that you can get the same result as mine.
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Quarantine Thoughts: Playtime Regrets. | LoveInTheTimeOfCorona

DSCF3067Coco told me yesterday that he misses going out. I told him I miss going out too. Then I suddenly had this guilt feeling because I know in my heart that I didn’t give him the best outdoor play that a kid would need. We don’t have spaces in our place where I can let him play. I don’t want him to play in the streets. I really didn’t make an effort to bring him to places, the last few months. I was lazy to go out or I don’t have extra. So much regrets.

Now it’s been almost 4 weeks since we have been in enhanced community quarantine and it’s been that long as well since Coco hasn’t come out of our unit. Sorry, Coco. I think nagkulang si mommy.

We don’t even know until when this pandemic will be. We don’t know what the new normal will be. But I promise, once everything is back to normal, or when we can now go out without getting scared of being infected of Covid19, I’ll see to it that Coco gets the best play ever and every time we will be out, he would tell me, “Mommy, this is theBest Day Ever!” Kahit araw araw niya sabihin yun.

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2020 Covid19 Time Capsule Sheets

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Download it here
2020 Covid-19 time capsule sheets

Disclaimer:
I did not make this. I just found this circulating online.

EDIT: APRIL 9, 2020
I found who the owner of this digital sheets are it is owned by LONG Creations. You can follow them in Facebook or ETSY for more graphic designs and home decor. YOU ARE AMAZING and SO TALENTED, Ms. Natalie Long!

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Create Lasting Memories through the Photobook App + Promocode

So happy that during this enhanced community quarantine due to Corona Virus, I was able to finally have time to make photo books for Coco’s pictures, pero super dami ko pang utang, literally, 7 years of Coco’s life, kasi first few months, 1st birthday and binyag lang ang nagawa ko.

I’ve always made a deadline for myself but I get so lazy because I had to use the computer and all. Good thing you can now download the Photobook App and just do a few taps and you’re done! Download it here: http://www.pbww.org/Photobook-App
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So here are the simple book I made, that SpideyBoy Coco is now enjoying. SSSSHHHH… he loves browsing photo albums and watching his videos. Idk.. maybe because he wants to remember the good times! That is the sole reason why I love to make photobooks for Coco!
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With that I’m sharing with you these promo codes, so you can now find time to make yours. Use TAPFREEBOOK for a free 6x6in Simple Book up to 20 pages or TAP50 for 50% OFF App-wide.

Please note that these codes are only redeemable on the Photobook App; Not inclusive of extra pages and paper upgrades, Shipping is not included and is Valid until 30th June 2020

Sharing our unboxing:

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