Author Archives: Yami

Plans for Valentine’s Day

Do we have any? 😀 I’m asking hubby a while ago (just before he goes to work) where will he take me  on Valentine’s Day. The usual reply is a nod and a sheepish smile. Do you think may gana ka pang magtanong, hindi na di ba? 😀 We used to go out with our kids, with or without any occasion. When they were little, we would bring them to SM Fairview’s Storyland for a nice carousel ride and then have a light snack at Shakey’s before we head home.  We usually buy some stuff for the house or personal gadget.  Those were the little pleasures we enjoyed then (thanks to the bonuses and allowances we used to receive from our company –  heard that company union had file for a strike notice. 🙁 ).

This year, I’m not sure where our feet will take us. Maybe we are going out or simply enjoy a good movie with some delicious snack on the side. Whatever we have on the occasion itself, we’ll just enjoy it.

This Valentine’s Day is our 13th, I just want my husband to know that I love him and life would be different without him. Happy Valentine’s Day, hon. mwah

Flowers for you

Flowers for hubby

This is my late entry for Couple’s Corner

Rodliz’s Nest

Going organic

My maternal grandmother took care of me when I was a baby. She introduced me to natural products found in our backyard like guava leaves and coconut oil for treatment and good grooming. Boiled guava leaves, she said treat and heal wounds faster. It is also best to ease skin itchiness caused by common skin infection. Coconut oil (the extract of toasted coconut meat), on the other hand, is best use as leave on hair conditioner to make the scalp and hair healthy and shiny. On rare instances, I still apply coconut oil on my and daughter’s scalp to soften dirt and dandruff before we wash our hair. Since coconut oil strengthens the hair stands it act like an anti-hair fall shampoo as well.

There are several beauty clinics and even spas nowadays that offer organic shampoo. I’m not sure just how much percentage of the natural ingredient was put in the actual product. My former office mate, who is brand conscious, is currently using a coconut shampoo which she describes as the best natural shampoo. I ask her why it is so. She said that all the ingredients, the wrappers and other materials used in the packaging are made from recyclable or reusable materials. I realized that my fashionista friend is also aware and actually taking part in the campaign to save the environment.


She said she bought the organic product because she believes in the thrust of the company (use and preservation of natural products). I researched about Body Flavors Enterprises and found that its founder (Ms. Azenith C. Badana, or simply Zeth) is a nature lover and advocate of programs that help preserve Mother Nature. The company takes pride in their products that are pure organic, 100 percent natural, Virgin Coconut Oil-based (VCO), safe on the skin, has faster results, products are available in natural flavours, are eco-friendly, and recyclable.

If you are interested to find out more about coconut shampoo and other organic products, you may visit their shop, the HEALTH BUFF WELLNESS SHOP, located at Unit 212 (2nd level) Doña Anita Building, E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City (across St. Luke’s Medical Center/ Burger King).

In support of my friends Kaye and Pehpot’s contest

Tomorrow, I promised my husband and my kids that I will see our family doctor to check on my swollen feet. I can also feel backache now. I hope this is nothing serious. I hope some medicine will just make all these symptoms go away. I can’t afford to be sick, not when we are cash strapped and my kids are very young to take care of themselves. My husband needs my support also. He’s the only one working for all of us four. Anyway, so much of my personal ramblings.

I’m writing this campaign for my Marces’ ongoing blog contest. I may not be able to write the reviews of the major sponsors to qualify as participant, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be of help to you guys. I will do my best to help promote the contest that will end on Feb. 28. I hope my Marce Kaye and Pehpot will understand me for this (nahihiya nga ako sa inyo guys if you know what I mean). However, I have so many things running on my mind right now including my edema (which I will try to find out the cause by visiting our doctor tomorrow). By the way, I’m one of the sponsors of the said contest.

For you dear readers/visitors out there.  Here’s the cool way to join the biggest blog contest this year. You should be able to blog about the contest. Now to qualify, you should review the major sponsors of the contest. Not only that Pehpot and Kaye are giving away lots of extra paypal cash for those who have finished the requirements ahead of the other participants.