Monday, September 11, 2017

Travel: Hong Kong

From a bustling financial hub by day to a gallery of neon-lit streets by night, Hong Kong holds a certain charm that enticed me from day one. Excluding the part when we got lost on the way to the hotel. We took the wrong bus and felt like lost souls walking around aimlessly. Not one local knew how to speak English. What is travel without challenge, right? Some of the greatest stories come from getting lost in a new place. Hong Kong may be a confusing maze but it will pull you back into its rich cultural traditions yet thriving on modernity.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Transitioning to a Vegan Lifestyle

This week marked my first month of being vegan. I didn't do it for the challenge, not even against a backdrop of hype, but rather a decision to live healthier. While everyone's body is different, I've seen progress in so many surprising ways. I am not here to discuss the specifics or the nitty-gritty of basic nutrition. My only intention is to share my personal journey on why I'm staying committed to a vegan lifestyle.


Monday, August 21, 2017

Recipe: Tofu Scramble

Ever since I turned vegan, I always look for something quick to prepare for breakfast. Scrambled eggs were my ultimate go-to meal growing up. They're the king of the breakfast table! In my case, I used to have it for lunch or even dinner. But, I need to overcome that phase and start "veganizing" my options. I thought eggs and cheese would be the hardest for me to give up. Then I got over it in a snap and didn't look back. Being vegan, the possibilities are endless! Anything you crave, there is always a substitute including scrambled eggs.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

How to Get a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate and CENOMAR from PSA (Formerly NSO)

Ah, wedding. You're high on love and can't stop looking at your engagement ring. You start to create a check-list for the big day. Then a whirlwind of seemingly endless preparations began to swoop in and take over your life. It's official, you caught the wedding planning fever. Don't get so lost in it that you forget to focus on other details. You might be stuck on the the creative decisions. Who wouldn't be? It's the exciting part! Every bride wants to be certain that their wedding day looks wonderful as they have imagined it. But, there are several legal requirements you need to fulfill before getting married in the Philippines.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Recipe: Crispy Kale Chips

Kale is one of the healthiest greens out there. It provides a truckload of nutrition including high levels of Vitamin A (for healthy vision), Vitamin C (boosting your immune system), Vitamin K (for bone health and regulating blood sugar levels) and Vitamin B6 (for proper brain development and function). Adding kale to your diet may just be the best decision you'll make. It is packed with fiber, low in calorie, low carbs and fat-free! One serving contains only 30 calories but provides twice the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals. If it's for weight loss, by all means... give me kale all day every day!

Honestly, I didn't like raw kale in fresh salad. It leaves a strong, bitter taste in my mouth. Although you can find ways to offset the bitterness like juicing or turning it into chips for snacking. Making your own kale chips at home is much cheaper and better than those tiny bags you find at the store. I got a bunch of kale for PHP38 ($0.75) at my local store, enough to feed me and my sister.

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