Custaroons

Make Mother’s Day Sweeter with Gigi Gaerlan’s Custaroons

I always see this pretty pastel blue and white stall in Promenade Greenhills. One time I actually stopped to look and discovered that they actually sell something called custaroons! To my delight, they have little samples for people to try. Gigi Gaerlan’s Custaroons® are soft, chewy, melt-in-your mouth treats made of custard and macaroons, with just the right amount of sweetness. Gigi Gaerlan coined, invented and trademarked these homemade and hand-made custaroons for the world to enjoy! They originally came in two flavors, original and cheese. But they recently released coffee and green tea flavors. They also have Custaroon® Poppers, …

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PhilCare ER Vantage Plus: Affordable Healthcare for the Family

While thinking of how I can share this new find for you Moms and Dads, I had to track back to the many times I had wished we had enrolled our whole family on a HMO or Health Maintenance Organization. Right before Wacky’s 1st birthday, he had dengue. We had no health card whatsoever, we ended up paying out of pocket and thanks to our families who supported us financially, we were able to get by. There were also many instances that I would bring the kids to the emergency room when I am completely worrying about their fever but …

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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Our Turning Point with Dr. Aron

Continuing from Part 1 of Joaquin’s Eczema Story. 7 MONTH: OUR TURNING POINT I made this album on my phone to map out his eczema journey. It was at this point that we’ve had enough of the steroids (oral and direct application of creams) that we took the plunge and contact this doctor online who was said to be the expert in childhood eczema. I don’t exactly remember the date when, Oscar probably has this recorded on his emails, but we decided to try out Dr. Aron. I don’t think there was a day that we were “relaxed” about our …

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Joaquin’s Eczema Story: Severe Childhood Atopic Dermatitis

Deep breaths. Okay, let’s do this. This post has been on my pending list for the longest time. I was actually supposed to publish this back in December when I had an influx of messages on Facebook asking me about Wacky’s eczema, what worked, what didn’t, his food allergies and how we managed it. See I’m part of these two groups on Facebook: one, a Philippines-based mommy group moderated by Amanda Griffin-Jacob and my mommy friend, Martine De Luna of Make it Blissful; the other, a patient support group of Dr. Aron — more on him later. I’ve been actively …

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Booking Eastwood Richmonde Hotel via Traveloka

The family and I recently went on a staycation here in Manila (and you know how much I love staycations!) and I just want to share with you this new travel booking app that I discovered that I’m totally digging right now. I’ve used other booking sites before, but I’m loving Traveloka the most because of the great deals you get without paying so many fees! I downloaded the app, which you can also get here at the App Store or on Google Play. I love booking online and this Traveloka app because it allows me to search through their …

Pedro 'N Coi Restaurant Review

PEDRO ‘N COI: Filipino Food At Its Finest!

It’s been two years since I did a restaurant review for many reasons. One, we don’t really go out often. Two, we eat at the same “tried and tested” places we always go to. And three, we’re really bad bloggers/vloggers when it comes to food because we always forget to take a video/photo of our food before we dig in. Paano na? Haha! Anyway, as part of my new year, new me paandar, I’m reviving my bloggerself to do more reviews and tell our stories more. Lately I’ve been vlogging more than writing, as you can tell. I need to …