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Breakfast at #CoffeeProject with Fellow Moms

The first time I went out with fellow K1 moms this school year, we trooped to the Coffee Project. It's a newly opened garden-inspired café in Quezon City.

We were greeted with flowers. 

You may wonder. "What does coffee have to do with flowers?" 

Well, I read that people use coffee grounds to fertilize their soil for plants and flowers.

We took the table right at the top of this staircase.

You would think that we have walked into a flower store when surveying this area.

We were there at past eight in the morning and we were almost the only ones around.

There were lots of knick-knacks on the nooks & crannies. I wondered whether the staff would be able to dust all of them.

The interestingly busy hallway/seating area going to the washroom. Too bad I didn't have enough time to pore through the decorated text and the words on the post-its. 

Each of us ordered the Continental Breakfast. We thought that this choice offers more value for money, although it's still pricey at Php250. It didn't even have coffee.

I was excited about the waffles, though. I love waffles! The syrup, jam and butter looked too little.

We were a bit disappointed with the service, considering there were not many customers. 
The coffee and water took a while to arrive. The server even asked us if we want the food and coffee to be served at the same time.

Therefore, I ordered a cup of Vietnamese Latte that came with a delicious cookie. The coffee was on the sweet side, yet, that's how I like mine.

I bought home a large cookie with sticky marshmallow and a (leaking) cookie cup + milk. It's my first time to try a cookie cup. Yum!

Does Coffee Project interest you?

Things That Every Emergency Room Should Have

There is a very good possibility that you will need to pay a visit to an emergency room at some point. If this should happen, it is important that you receive the highest possible quality of care. The reality is that not all emergency rooms are the same when it comes to the care the offer, the experience of the staff or the equipment they use. This is why it would be in your best interests to investigate the various emergency rooms in your local area. You will then know the best one to go to in the event of an emergency. Here are the most important things that you should look for as you are checking out your local emergency rooms.

1. What type of equipment does the emergency room use to treat their patients?

This is an important detail that most people never stop to consider when they are going to an emergency room for treatment. The vast majority of people simply assume that every emergency room automatically uses the latest technology. However, that is not the case at all. Many emergency rooms are financed with a very tight budget. This means that they are not able to replace and upgrade equipment as often as they should. Therefore, the equipment may malfunction or not provide accurate readings. Try to find a free standing ER Houston that uses equipment that is new and properly maintained.

2. The emergency room that you choose should not keep you in the waiting room for a long period of time.

People who make the decision to visit an emergency room are doing this because there is something seriously wrong with them. You have decided that the medical problem you have is serious enough that you require immediate treatment. You will not be able to wait for a normal doctor's appointment. Unfortunately, many emergency rooms have the bad habit of making their patients wait for incredibly long periods of time before they are seen by a doctor or nurse. Choose an emergency room that examines their patients promptly.

3. The staff at the emergency room should be qualified to adequately treat a wide variety of illnesses and injuries.

All of the best emergency rooms are prepared to help people regardless of what their medical problem is. You never want to be in a situation where an emergency room is not equipped to help you.

A Dinner At Quezon Restaurant

It's always great to meet up with really close friends and talk over dinner. It's even more wonderful if the food is delicious.

I went to Fisher Mall one evening with one guy friend and two gal pals. While looking at the restaurants, we saw a freshly opened one called Quezon, a Filipino - Spanish buffet. Since it was new, the walls were very white and clean. There was a sharp contrast with the black of the furniture and decor. It's design was very contemporary, with a pretty chandelier to add shine and elegance.

I guess we were famished because the only photo I took was this.

It struck me as classy and we loved the high ceiling with sparkling chandeliers. 

Honestly, I didn't know where to start; not from the appetizers of:
vegetable salad
macaroni salad
potato salad
fried lumpiang ubod (yummy!)
garlic mushrooms

There were three kinds of sisig: pork, chicken and bangus (milkfish).  There was spicy lechon, bagnet, angus beef tapa, roasted chicken on the carving station.

Filipino dishes that tempt were dinakdakan, callos, bulalo steak (this was delicious!), kare-kare, pinakbet, ginataang langka. They also have pancit canton and longganisa pasta (too salty for me).

I especially love the soft serve ice cream which tasted like the popular Filipino hot chocolate drink. There were also other Filipino desserts that tickled our tastebuds.

Click here for the price, or check out the Quezon Buffet Restaurant facebook page.

Human Nature Acne Defense Solution Gel

The common misconception is that pimples break out during the awkward teenage stage. I am in my 30's and pimples still appear randomly. When that happens, it goes to show that my face is really oily or there's bacteria. It also gets annoying! It's painful and a woman in her midlife having zits is not a nice sight to behold.

I haven't yet found the perfect facial wash to prevent that. But, I did discover a product that makes zits more manageable.

The Human Nature Acne Defense is a wonder product that dries up acne breakouts in 3-5 days. I can feel my skin tightening and the pimples becoming smaller, then eventually drying up. I have to be religious in applying it, though, or else it will take longer than a week. The affected area tingles and then after a few hours, the pimple becomes smaller. Eventually, only a scab will be left. I suggest not removing this with your nail so that the skin will not scar. I made this mistake and I could still see a light and faded brown spot.

It's a solution gel that I dab (it should not be rubbed!) on my pimples after I clean my face. The product's consistency is viscous. It doesn't drip when applied on the face and yet it spreads easily on large areas. It comes in a 20g pump bottle which I find easy to use. I just have to figure out how to get the last drop when it's almost empty. The packaging is simple. There's cardboard with a round hole on the bottom and there's another on the top to hold the bottle in place to avoid it rolling around in the box since the size is perfect for traveling.

It smells like herbal medicine at first, but the scent is not overpowering. I don't notice it after a few seconds.

It is made with tea tree oil that has antibacterial properties. Human Nature is a brand that manufactures natural products that are free from harmful alcohol, SLS/SLES, synthetic fragrances, parabens, etc. 

The skin absorbs 60% of topical products, that's why I am relieved that this product is 100% natural. 

I would highly recommend you defend your face from pimples using Human Nature's Acne Defense. 

Anniversary @ Midas

Aside from my birthday month, I also look forward to October. It is our anniversary month. I love that my hubby wanted to celebrate it with me. 2015 was our ninth year of marriage. It fell on a Thursday and we had dinner. I was excited to wear my new dress I bought from Zalora. Here's my OOTD taken by the hubby using his phone.
Dress: Zalora | Shoes: H2Ocean | Bag: MFTote201 by mymomfriday | Watch: FitBit

There was a discount coupon from Deal Grocer for Midas Cafe at Midas Hotel and Casino that I snapped up. It was located in Manila and that's where we went.

Having King Midas in mind, I expected the hotel to be gilded, shiny and shimmering. The lighted wall in the photo above seemed promising.

Well, it was different from what I was looking forward to. We were seated at an area with lots of green that I felt like I was in a forest. While the nature-lover in me was happy, I felt like the interior design was disconnected from the name Midas. At least for me!

While I was getting food in one section of the buffet, the wind from the A/C was so strong my skirt was blown upwards. Good thing I had shorts on! I felt like Marilyn Monroe! Haha! It was so weird!

We were not yet finished with the main course when a staff brought this out together with a greeting. We were not informed, but the gesture was appreciated.

The food was alright. I am not sure if we will return, though. There are a lot of hotel restaurants to try in the Metro. Anniversary is a great excuse to sample various food selections. :-)

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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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Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
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