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Luwag Native Seafood Grill: Bonding over Sumptuous Feast

Pinoys love food and eating together is one way to bond may it be on special occasions or not as long as there is an excuse for celebrate. 

And as much as Pinoys embraced a wide range of dishes, local or international dishes, nothing beats Pinoy's love for local cuisine. No wonder why the newly opened Luwag Native Seafood Grill Restaurant have these Pinoy dishes with their menu and with added twist, it surely is a good reason to bond over with family and/or friends.

Luwag Native Seafood Grill Restaurant, which had a soft opening last June 28, 2015, is a collaboration between Chef Romel Pia and Leonhardt Cabahug. Chef Romel developed his passion for cooking from his Lola Pascuala while Leonhardt whose a now a successful businessman is VGood Malunggay Juice's top honcho. Because both have passion and interest in food industry, a concept born out of their creations while keeping up the tradition of being a Filipino thus, Luwag Native Seafood Grill was realized.
Luwag is a wooden lad…

Sophie Paris Fashion and Beauty Caravan 2015: Visits Cebu

Sophie Paris is now becoming a household name in this city when they had their Fashion and Beauty Caravan at SM Cebu City Trade Hall last Aug 15, 2015. The caravan's theme is Powerfully Pinoy which reflects this month's catalog of empowering Filipinos to rise on top.  They showcased their products which includes bags, wallets, garments, shoes, make-up and perfumes. Also, through the caravan, Sophie Paris ables to invite Filipino consumers who are looking for additional income to be successful and achieve their goals since members can start their business with Sophie Paris and earn money instantly with lifetime 30% discount for shopping products featured in the catalog plus 2%-5% extra rebates. For only P200, you can be a member and avail the membership's starter kit which includes: - FREE Bag - New Catalog - Manual and Quick Guide - Banner (For those who participated in the Cebu leg, they where able to received a Sophie Paris pink monopod too :) You can't say no to their pro…

Bon Odori Festival 2105 (in Cebu)

First of all, thank you to Cebu Republic for posting about Bon Odori 2015 in FB, we would not have known that there is this such a festivity here in Cebu if I have not found and read this. Dumo Arigatou :)
The event was scheduled on a Friday and Saturday.
Saturdays for us means no work for me and hubby and no class for kiddos, so I invited them. This means quality time and fun fun fun. I thought it would be an opportunity to de-stress the kids from school's work. Lately, they have been very busy that my 9-yr-old being in a full day school work is always exhausted and the 3-yr-old already complains that his fingers are also tired from writing.
AIso, I love Japan. Its not love at first sight though but for my 2-month stay there, I have grown to love it. Must be the people, the culture, the food, the place... for whatever reason I am just so fascinated with Japan.

So instead of our usual weekend activity, they agreed to go and witness the Bon Odori Festival 2015 at Family Park, Talamban,…

Kickstarter Alert: "Evolutionary Tales" for Children

Evolutionary Tales is an educational children's book written by Matt Cubberly with pictures illustrated by May Villani. The book is being launched through Kickstarter
The book is a compilation of 10 animal's story being told through poems. With the illustrations that blends well, this surely grab the young reader's attention. 
Stories include creatures living in the land, sky and water which will amaze young minds and since this book also introduces the concept of evolution, this makes learning interesting and fun. 
Moreover, I love that Matt Cubberly being an evolutionary ecologist incorporate his learning in his books --- talk about animals, nature and evolution. This makes children appreciate the beauty of our environment and hopefully help conserve it if not take good care for the next generation to experience its beauty.

Evolutionary Tales will consist of 24-page full-color (9 x 8.25) softcover book and the funding (if successful) will be used for the initial print run …

Staycation at Mövenpick Hotel Cebu

Last month, we had a chance to stay for a day at Mövenpick Hotel at Mactan Island Cebu. July is one of our favorite month as it is the month we tied the knot. And even if wedding anniversaries are supposed to be celebrated by couples we thought it would be merrier if it is to be celebrated with our kiddos.

We were greeted with this reception area of emerald blue and white theme. As we waited for our room to be available, we were offered with welcome goodies (a soft moist brownies), however for the welcome drinks, it seems like they are selective in whom to offer.


They only have one pool. It has different depth levels that can cater both children and adults. And those chairs are comfortable to sit in as you watch your kiddos play with water. The room is clean and big enough for 2 adults and 2 young kids. The bed and pillows are soft to sleep in. They only have one chair. Nevertheless, I like the light blue theme, it makes the room cool and vibrant (or its just me being biased coz I lov…

Simple Tips to Lessen Manic Mornings

Its been 8 weeks since school starts and we still have those stressful mornings, there is always that rush and that constant nagging. Thankfully though, not as super stressful as our first 2 weeks. 
Here's why:
Disclaimer --- this works for us. It may or may not work for other families :)

Kiddos must have 8-9hrs of sleep or more
Having them enough sleep prevents them from being cranky or irritable the following day.
Start the day from the night before
I mean prepare everything at night time. That means, kiddos must do their homework before they go to sleep while for us parents, that means: - checking their parent-teachers communications notebook and ensure everything has been read and signed; - checking if school uniforms are ready for tomorrow  - ensuring meal plans for the following day is already been decided.
Ask help
For the first 2-weeks, me, feeling wonder-mom, thought of doing everything from preparing the meals for breakfast, snacks and lunch, giving bathe to my 3 year-old-son, e…