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Summer Sandals

In my part of the world, summer is almost done. The kids will start school next week. My heart will palpitate for no reason because I would suddenly worry that the little ones will lack something very important for school. You know, mama worries.

Well, I am glad that I got to experience Singapore again last April. Also, we went to Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay for a family summer getaway. In these two travels, I wore my lavender Spring Fling sandals. At first, the balls of my feet took a painful beating when breaking in these shoes. After that, this pair became my top choice when going out. Why is that?

  • Because I have wide feet, I think the wide leather insoles are great. 
  • The soles are non slip, in my opinion. 
  • I like that this pair provides support since it's not super flat. 
  • The heels are covered.

The brand claims that the straps are also made of genuine leather, the underside of which colored my tootsies in the beginning. Speaking of color, the light violet looks as if it was painted on.

Here's my OOTD:

@ Universal Studios Singapore | Hat: department store | Top: Mango | Pants: bespoke jeans | Bag: Longchamp | Scarf: gift from friend | Summer sandals: Spring Fling from Zalora
If you can't see it in my OOTD photo, here's what the design looks like, except for the color.

Next time, I wish to buy a waterproof one. Maybe jelly sandals, or Saltwater brand. What do you think?

What's the perfect summer sandals for you? Care to share a link?

Importance of Women's Health

Women truly contribute a lot to society. There are many women who are doctors, architects, engineers, entrepreneurs, politicians, artists, etc. Many of these women are also wives and mothers. Their various roles require plenty of their time and effort. The demands of home and work could be stressful and take a toll on health. This is the reason why investing on women's health is of great importance.

A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take. -Cardinal Mermillod
Don't you agree?

Let this infographic from Oscar serve as a guide to us women who want to always stay on top of everything by being healthy and remain in good shape. If you've never heard of Oscar, their NY and NJ health insurance services make it easier for their members to make these appointments and stay on top of your health. For example, they have a Doctor on Call service that allows members to directly call their doctor through the Oscar app without having to make an appointment or go to the doctors.

It would also help to be informed of our family's health history. Like me, I had to be checked for my thyroid problem and diabetes since my mom has them, too. Pretty soon, I have to take tests for signs of breast cancer as it claimed the life of my maternal grandmother.

I am sure we want to do our best in these opportunities that God has blessed us with. That is why it is significant that we do our best to take care of our bodies that God has blessed us with.

4 Tips for Learning Mandarin

Mandarin has an unfair reputation. While it isn't exactly easy to learn, it's no more difficult than other complex languages, and you can make it even simpler by utilizing these four tips.

1. Know the Differences in the Language

Traditional Chinese is used in places like Taiwan and Hong Kong. Simplified Chinese is used in Singapore. If you're learning Chinese to fit in with a certain group or go to work in a specific country, make sure you're learning the right flavor of the language.

2. Use Mnemonic Devices

Let the picture-characters tell you a story. Make definitions into acronyms. The more you can link the different parts of your visual and auditory memory, the more success you'll have in retaining new knowledge.

3. Get Involved with the Culture

A love of Chinese culture will inspire you to keep up with your Mandarin lessons. For example, if you start watching a Chinese television drama without subtitles, you'll be that much more motivated to know what Xiao Ying is saying to his father when he yells so loudly.

4. Practice Daily

All skills go rusty with disuse, so it's important to practice your Mandarin every single day. A dual immersion school is good for this, and so are daily vocabulary words or memorization recitals.

You don't have to break into a sweat at the thought of learning Mandarin. With these four tips, fluency will come as easily to you as it does to Mandarin's millions of native speakers.

Get your Cold Layers on this summer!

It IS still summer right? Just the other day, huge drops of rain fell from the clouds, and caused the heated pavement to sizzle, I'm sure. Even with the typhoon forecast, the sun unabashedly shone super bright, casting sharp shadows everywhere. We still have an excuse to indulge on cold and sweet food.

That's what I did one evening. I went to Cold Layers in Fisher Mall and paid 120Php for this summer treat.

It is a cup of Horlicks flavored ice ribbons. Horlicks sounded familiar, but I really cannot remember drinking that malted milk drink. Can you?

It's amazing how the flavored ice could be so light, so fluffy yet so creamy. The flavor wasn't that bold or strong, though.

It was a bit messy to eat as the ice separated easily, sending the Horlicks powder on top crumbling down.

I was glad it had chocolate syrup or else it would be too boring.

It made for a filling dessert!

There were other enticing flavors too. Plus, Cold Layers serves rice meals and pasta.

Would you give this a try? 

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The Why's

Posted on May 16, 2009 at 1:34am 0 Comments

Why does she like to walk in big slippers or shoes, like mine?

Why does she like to eat eggs so much?

Why does she like water that she could bathe the whole day, I suppose?

Why is it that she knows how to act funny?

Why is it natural for her to like animals, especially dogs?

Why does she choose the people she is friendly to?

Why did she develop an aversion to some veggies when I've been exposing her to them?

Why does she like to also eat whatever I'm eating… Continue

Wrapped Around Her Little Finger...And Loving It

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I am a working mom so I really need someone to look after my baby girl while I'm away from 8am-5pm. Because of this, I was quite worried that she will be closer to her caretaker than to me, or worse, recognize the caretaker as her mom.

Thank God that didn't happen. My baby girl is close to me now. She's mostly by my side when I stay home during the weekends. She wants me to be the one to remove her clothes when she's about to be bathed. She's really sad when I have to leave for work.… Continue

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