Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Long vacation in Bicol during the Holy Week
2. Naps, naps, naps
3. Bicol food prepared by inlaws
4. Quick dip at San Benon Hot Springs
5. Beach!
6. The kids having a great time
7. Safe flight back home
8. Blessings
9. Family Time
10. Ice cream on a hot, hot day!

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Loving the Home-cooked Meals at Cecil's Cafe

Before we went back home from our quick overnight in Silang, Cavite, we made sure we dropped by Cecil's Cafe for lunch. I heard that they offer good home cooked meal so I just had to try it!

And, I'm so glad we did.

Hubby's fish fillet which was very tasty and goes so well with their sweet & sour dip.

This is my tenderloin tips. Tender and juicy, perfect!

We also bought for take out their famous Fresh Xiamen "Amoy" Lumpia (P65) and Cua Pao (2pcs./order - P95) for pasalubong. These were all good too!

Overall, Cecil's Cafe does deliver on its promise of home-cooked goodness. It's great that it also offers Chinese specialties from its Green Patio lineage. It's a quaint resto that you can stop over before or after going to Tagaytay, especially if you are in the mood for home cooking while near the Nuvali area. -

Cecil's Cafe is located at CVI Bldg. ATI Complex, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Rd, Sitio Muson, Brgy. Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite. It is open on Tuesdays to Sundays, 11.00am to 8.00pm. Take note that it is closed on Mondays. It is a small restaurant and it easily gets full so best to call for reservations at +63 920 915-7517 or send an email to,

5 Time-Saving Apps for Busy Moms by Mariel Uyquiengco of Mumcentre

To all the busy Moms, I came across an article HERE about apps that we might be of use. It was very interesting so I thought of sharing it here.

Read on...

Women have to juggle so many things on a day-to-day basis: their kids’ schedules, their family’s groceries, household budget, their own work schedule, and other things that need their attention in minute detail. Everything needs to be managed smoothly. If you are one of those women who needs a little bit of outside help to stay organized, check out these five time-saving apps for busy moms.

Mighty Grocery (Android)

Julia Sta Romana, a mom rocking the work-at-home lifestyle as a virtual assistant and freelance writer, uses Mighty Grocery to help her keep track of groceries and household supplies. Though the app does not allow users to change the currency, Julia likes it because it allows her to keep track of her pantry’s contents. It also automatically adds to the grocery list based on recipes.

A similar app for iPhone users would be the free app Grocery Gadget Shopping List, which has the additional feature of syncing your shopping list with a member of your family’s own list.

Expense Manager (Android)

Rizza Francisco, author of the blog Home Life Journey and a financial advisor, finds the Android app helpful in tracking her family’s household expenses. She especially likes the fact that the income and expenses categories are completely customizable. For iOS users, you can check out Expense Manager Free and Pocket Expense Personal Finance.

iCal Lite (iOS)

For those juggling several jobs and concerns, keeping multiple calendars can be a headache. This is where iCal Lite comes in. Sanne Unson, who runs an online bookshop and a catering service while working a part-time I.T. job and homeschooling her daughter, likes iCal Lite as it synchronizes multiple Google calendars. This is a great help for all multi-tasking moms out there! For Android users, check out Jorte, which has similar features.

My Homework (iOS, Android)

Sometimes, keeping track of a young child’s homework and other activities can be daunting. My Homework can be used to put all of your child’s homework in just one place, helping you keep an eye on classes, due dates, and priority.

Wunderlust – To Do & Task List (iOS, Android)

Everyone can benefit from a to-do list! Wunderlust is a highly rated app in all platforms and is not just an ordinary to-do list app. It allows you to sync your data across all your devices and share with family and colleagues too. Use it to manage your day-to-day errands, work activities, and shopping list!

Being a super mom these days is as easy as having tools that help you manage everything that you need to do. Schedules, errands, budgets… say bring it on, with the handy apps tailored for busy moms!

Finally Tried Wild Flour Cafe

Ever since my sister enjoyed her meal at Wild Flour Cafe, I've been planning to go there myself to try their food. And after probably a year, finally Hubby and I found time to try it for the first time.

And with all these choices, our breakfast there was one of the best.

Even these breads and pastries look heavenly!

So this is what we had...

Hubby's Steak and Egg which has 100g flat iron steak, kimchi fried rice. He loved it!

I had Croque Madame with brioche, ham, Gruyere, fried egg. With a good cup of coffee, oh, it was yummy!

Wildflour Cafe is located at 4th Ave. Corner, ground floor of Netlima Bldg. Global City, Taguig. Needs reservation so call, (02) 856 7600. It opens from 8:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Happy!

Happy Easter! Let us rejoice because JESUS has RISEN!

Today is a HAPPY day so I'm sharing this cute song by Pharell Williams, featuring the minions.

SO cute!


10 Things God Wants you to Remember this Holy Thursday.

Disconnect. Relax. Reflect.

Be back on Easter Sunday!

Anniversary Dinner at Min Sok.

We were going out of town the next day of our anniversary, so we just decided to have a simple Korean dinner at Min Sok. It was our first time. This restaurant was recommended by my friend Joy.

It was a small restaurant but the food sure was authentic and not to mention affordable too.

Hubby and I enjoyed Min Sok so much.

WE will definitely go back!

Lessons I will never Forget from the Secret of Walter Mitty Movie

As part of our 9th wedding anniversary, Hubby and I decided to watch a movie and it was "The Secret of Walter Mitty". We didn't expect that it would be impact our day. It was such a nice movie full of quotes that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

"Life is about courage and going into the unknown."

  "Go further."

 "Beaufitul things don't ask for attention."

"To see the world, 
things dangerous to come to, 
to see behind walls, draw closer,
to find each other, and to feel.

That is the purpose of life."

Beautiful quotes that we will live with. I love the part that says, "Life is about courage and going into the unknown.". In our lives, if we just stay in our comfort zones, we will not fully experience it and won't see what it has to offer. Life is just about taking risks. I have to keep that mind. (*wink*)

Loving the German Flavored Beer at Brotzeit.

After my sumptuous dinner at Akira, a Japanese restaurant, we all went to Brotzeit for a couple of drinks.

We were so early, the place was not packed!


And this.

But look, someone didn't get a flavored beer...

Yup, that's me! LOL! I got an iced coffee instead with lots and lots of whipped cream and hazel nuts. Oh la la!

If you are a beer drinker, you definitely should try Brotzeit! Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant is located at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA.

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Breakeven.

The Script is one of my favorite bands. I definitely love their songs, but when I heard this cover by Boyce Avenue, I can't help but fall in love with it too...

Not to mention it's an acoustic version too.

What do you think? ♥♥♥

Happy Sunday, everyone!