August 27, 2015

The Safest and Deadliest Cars List

One of the worst problems our country is facing today is the never-ending traffic jam, particularly in the metro roads like EDSA. This is the main reason why I don't like travelling to the metro, especially on week days.

The mass transportation system like MRT, LRT and PNR, would have, at least, lessen the traffic congestion. Unfortunately, our train system is not as efficient as expected. Commuters are experiencing difficulties like long lines, overloaded trains, and worst, accidents due to frequent malfunction of the trains. So most people still prefer riding in their own cars.

Cars nowadays can be easily purchased. Down payment, as well as the monthly amortizations are now very affordable. Though there are some affordable models, safety is still a big consideration in buying cars.

The San Diego Personal Injury Attorney released a list of safest and deadliest cars. The list is divided into each vehicle type – SUVs, Pick-ups, Wagons/Minivans, Luxury Cars, Luxury SUVs, 4-Door Cars and 2-Door Cars. The incidence of deaths per million unit is used to determine the safety and deadly. 

Daddy and I are planning to buy our own car in the future. I prefer the SUV type and one of the safest SUV in the list is this.

I just wish this is available here too. You can check the list for other safest car brand. This is a very helpful list for those who are planning to buy a new car. Or go and check the list to check if your current cars is not one the deadliest list.
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August 18, 2015

Where to go in Divisoria?

On our previous visits to this place, I was planning to take photos of the common places we used to go and share it here but I was hesitant baka kasi magalit yung mga vendors. Not only this, I know that in such places, it is better to keep your gadgets and valuables inside the bag to avoid untoward incidents.

CM Recto - One of the busy streets of Divisoria (Source: alltravels)
Since Saturday was a holiday in Bulacan, Mommy and I went to Divisoria to buy some stuff. I am already determined to take some photos using my phone to share here where to buy some things in Divisoria.

Aside from Tutuban, 168 and 999 shopping malls, the streets of Divisoria offers more. Here are the common places that we never failed to visit when we go to this place.

Fruits are known to be cheaper here. In fact, after Christmas, we used go here and bought fruits for the New Year.

But be careful of cheaters. There are some vendors that sell fruits at very low price especially the ones sold per kilo. But once you got home and have it weighed, it is short by almost half.

The best place to buy fruits sold in per kilo basis is at Sta. Elena Street at the back of 168 Mall. I also heard that there is a bagsakan where fruits are sold per box which is cheaper.

Fruits at Sta. Elena St., Divisoria

If you need fabrics for clothes, curtains, table cloth, seat covers, and others, the only place to go is Ilaya Street. You can find fabrics for as low as 10 pesos per yard.

Different fabrics  - Ilaya Street, Divisoria

If you need felt cloth, I suggests to look for Manco.

Felt Cloth Samples from Manco - Ilaya St., Divisoria

Invitations, Souvenirs, Costumes.
For people who loves DIYs, the next street is the best place to go - Tabora. Just ask the vendor and they will handed you what you want.

Materials for costumes like feathers, masks, angel wings and others needed for a production number can be also found in Tabora.

Materials for DIYs  - Tabora St., Divisoria

If you want to know the latest trends in invitations, souvenirs and party giveaways, the entire stretch of Tabora will give a lot of ideas. If you don’t have time to make your own, some offers to do it for you. Just wait for a couple of hours and it is done.

Souvenir and giveaway samples - Tabora St., Divisoria

Invitation Samples - Tabora St., Divisoria

One of our goal in going to Divisoria is to buy fiber fill for our felt cloth letters and we found it in Tabora too. Look for BDO branch in this street, beside is the entrance to Pasilio B of Ledesma Bldg. In front of Sumo Modiste stall, sacks of fiber fill can be found. (Read also: Crafty Things at Wellmanson)

Fiber fill for suffing - Ledesma Bldg., Tabora St., Divisoria

Party Tools and Favors.
Every year, we visited this place to buy balloons, party hats, and toys for Matthew’s party favors. Actually, these items are previously located inside the Divisoria Mall. Since it was ruined by fire a couple of years ago, vendors are located at De Santos Street. The same street where the old mall is located.

Toys and other party favors - De Santos St., Divisoria

"Ber" months is already coming and it is time to start collecting gifts for the holiday season. Umbrella is one of the most common giveaways by some company. There is one store located at Antonio Rivera cor. CM Recto.

Umbrella Store - Antonio Rivera St. cor CM Recto, Divisoria
Above are only few places to visit in Divisoria, I know somewhere that there are still parts that we haven't discovered. Maybe next time we will able to go there and share it here again.

Do you know other parts of Divisoria and what can be get from there?
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August 8, 2015

Sizzling “Hearty” Sisig

Sizzling “Hearty” Sisig

Mommy and I started to watch our calorie daily calorie intake since we used the Myfitness Pal App. Through this method, we will shed extra pounds slowly but safely rather than having a crash diet like the Military Diet which we halted on the second day.

Sizzling “Hearty” Sisig

Sisig is one of our favorites but thinking about the calories it has (293 calories for every 50 grams) makes me reject this meal in our weekly menu. To satiate our craving for this food, we look for possible alternatives and one is to use puso ng saging or banana blossoms which I also used in "HeartyBurger" recipe.

Sizzling “Hearty” Sisig

Using such alternatives can does not only save you from calories or cholesterol but also trick picky eater kids. They are actually eating veggies without their knowing.

Just like the real sisig, this vegan sisig best served over sizzling plate.

Sizzling “Hearty” Sisig


1 medium sized puso ng saging, shredded
1 medium sized onion, minced
1 85 grams Reno Liver Spread
¼ cup calamansi juice
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1-2 pieces siling labuyo, chopped (optional)
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp salt
1 egg
1 tsp oil
1 tsp butter

Mash shredded puso ng saging with salt until the extract has been expelled. This is to remove bittery taste of puso ng saging. Wash with enough water to remove salt. Set aside.
In a wok, saute onion and add the prepared puso ng saging.
Continue stir-frying until cooked.
Add liver spread and calamansi juice.
And the rest of ingredients except butter and egg.
Remove from heat and place over hot sizzling plate, top with egg before serving.
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August 6, 2015

Fishes + Sundae + Family = Fun Sunday

Last Saturday, Daddy, Matthew and I went to our hometown in Nueva Ecija. It was just a quick trip and a one-night sleep over. The next day we bought fresh fruits and vegetables in the market because these are sold way cheaper than here in Bulacan.

Since Monday is a work day, we left before lunch time so we still can rest when we get home. But before we left, Matthew requested to see the fishes at CLSU's lagoon. CLSU is Central Luzon State University, our Alma Matter. 

So before we went home, Matthew and Daddy fed the fishes.

Matthew was screaming while the fishes kept on eating the bread he's throwing.

Daddy enjoyed feeding the fishes as well, haha.

After that we started to our trip back home. Matthew felt very sleepy and so he slept in the back sit. While Daddy and I were listening to Papa Dudut's Sunday radio program. The songs being played made me feel like I am just at home. Good thing also that Daddy's car has a good speaker. It's as if I am listening to a live guitar with amp like fender princeton reverb.

Going back to our trip. It was a hot day. Matthew woke up just in time when he reached a stop over with Mini Stop. he asked for a sundae of course.

We love sundae :)

We reached our home early. We still managed to cook our dinner and do some household chores. We even finished this.

It's not just a fun Sunday with the family but a very productive one.
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