Pocket Vegetable Garden

Hubby is so excited about growing a mini vegetable garden. He started with the sili labuyo plant (chili pepper) which I bought from Halamanan sa Pasig last month. I also purchased from them three Bacularis plants which are known for their air-purifying quality.

He got inspired by the siling labuyo plant that he decided to also plant tomato seeds, spring onion stalk, more sili seeds, and later kinchay or Chinese celery.

Update: We have already picked at least eight ripened chilis. Their so small but spicy.

We’ve got tomatoes growing right here. I’m excited about this project. We’ve been planning to have our vegetable garden for so long and it is slowly being realized this year.

Update: The young onion (upper right corner) and the celery (lower right side) died. The tomatoes grew a bit.

Planting is one of the small things that made hubby and me happy these days. It’s something that eases off our stress and worries from day-to-day activities. We are not getting any younger and simple activity like this is beneficial to both our mental and emotional health

My certified plantito hubby. 😀 This batch (of the plant) will serve as a fence right outside our window to secure it from irresponsible neighbors who leave their garbage and whatnot on the sidewalk.

Thank You for All the Christmas Gifts

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa

Our family is thankful for having friends and relatives who remember us on special occasions.

It was a difficult time, but people still share what they have with others.

Sharing some of the pictures here to show how much we appreciate them. Thank you!!

SunnyHill Cakes (pineapple and mango) from my former editor.
Christmas gift package from my daughter’s employer.
Excellent products from my H’s friend.
Vitamin C supplement from our niece.
Maschibog’s Homemade Premiums from my long time friend and D’s ninang.
Sushi bake and baked spaghetti from our niece.

May all our families and friends thrive, happy and healthier this 2021 and beyond! I’m also claiming more job opportunities for all of us.

Meantime, while we are waiting for the vaccine to help ease the health crisis, let us stay safe and follow health and safety protocols for everybody’s sake. Cheers!!

Virtual Toast for the Holidays

Despite repeated warnings by health experts, many continuously violate the health and safety protocols of Covid19. We have seen people posting on social media big gatherings of family members with their relatives and friends outside their home on Christmas Eve.  

Face-to-face parties outside the home are still prohibited this holiday season. Why don’t we listen to the warnings of experts? This way, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones from getting Covid.

Photo by Gabriel Tovar on Unsplash

On New Year’s Eve, please do not invite your relatives and friends to any physical parties. There is too much at stake if you hold an activity outdoors. Why not invite them to a zoom party. People are doing this worldwide. I think a virtual party is more fun and does not require you to dress up and prepare a lot of food on the table. Let’s be patient, please. We have been in this situation for several months now; let’s wait for a few more until the vaccine reaches the country.

Even with the dramatic turn of events, let us claim a better 2021 for everyone.  Happy holidays and please stay safe.

Let’ have a virtual toast for a healthier life in 2021!