Something Borrowed (The First Time I Fell In Love With Emily Giffin’s Work)

I’m now on the 24th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is reading books as I’ve mentioned in my previous blog post. But it’s not just reading books I love per se, but blogging about what I’ve read as well.

Something Borrowed is the first book of Emily Giffin I’ve ever read. And because I loved it so much, I ended up eventually buying all of her books!  I remember dropping by one afternoon in Powerbooks at Festival Mall because there was a sale. As usual, I looked at the section of my favorite authors (Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, Danielle Steel to name a few) just to see if there’s anything new. Then there was this movie trailer being shown on their wall TV. The title of the movie is Something Borrowed. I didn’t give it much attention at first until I got a bit intrigued. The movie, as it turned out, is based on a book so I immediately looked for it (it was just right there on the bestseller stand) and purchased a copy. (Much, much later, I watched the film and it was awesome as well!)

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How to Grow Peppers the Easy Way

Growing peppers (sili) from seeds use pretty much the same method as growing tomatoes. I actually planted my hot pepper seeds the same time I planted my okra seedseggplants seeds, and tomato seeds.

Refer to this post to know what you should do to prepare your mini vegetable garden:  How to Make a Mini Vegetable Garden

By the way, I’m actually on the 23rd day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting vegetables (obviously!)

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Back-to-School Limketkai Bazaar

Back-to-School-Bazaar in Limketkai Cagayan de Oro: Tuscany Highlands Organic Farm Mushroom Chili Paste is Joining!

Because it’s  the end of May, that only means one thing for most parents, especially moms — it’s going to be back to school again for your kids pretty soon (Tuz is still 2 years old, so I still have 2-3 years to prepare for that, thank God!) If you’re already shopping for various stuff for your kids, or for yourself, do drop by LimketKai Event Center at the 2nd floor. You might just see products that fit your lifestyle and budget and that includes having the chance to purchase our farm-produced MUSHROOM CHILI PASTE!

Oh by the way, I’m now on the 22nd day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is selling. (It’s not so obvious noh? Hihi!) You can check my previous mini entrepreneurial ventures here and here and you will know from my posts that whenever possible, I really find the time to offer quality products to my network that give value to them whether they be clothes, homemade soaps, etc. Then last year, we started setting up our farm, Tuscany Highlands Organic Farm and the first product we came up with is our very own Mushroom Chili Paste.

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Be Happy and Successful

How to Focus on You So You Become More Happy and Successful

I’m now on the 21st day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is actively and consciously feeding myself with positive thoughts by either reading motivational books or watching inspirational videos.

It is human nature to automatically see the negative things in people and situations. We’ve inherited this psychological (or perhaps prehistoric) trait from before the dawn of civilization when cavemen littered the Earth and their way of life is either fight or flight. As such, we’re wired to always be alert of impending danger, to be wary of other negative forces that it takes such an effort to see the good even it’s already there staring right at us.

And so, I’d like to share here with you a 6-minute motivational video that had such a great impact on me when I first watched it and in case you haven’t seen this yet, I suggest that you watch it as well before you start your day. It will help you focus on yourself, your goals, your success, your happiness instead of minding everyone else’s businesses but your own. No wonder so many of us start our day feeling bad about ourselves.

Watch and learn hoping this will motivate and help you become a better you…

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Sagpulon Falls

Sagpulon Falls: Explore Misamis Oriental on a Budget

Sagpulon Falls is love when you get to explore it here in Misamis Oriental!!! But before that, let me tell you that I’m now on the 20th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is blogging about my travels! It’s actually the primary reason why I started blogging in 2000 in Geocities so I could document all of the travels I was doing. Then eventually, most of my travel posts went to my Sexy Nomad blog. And now, hopefully, here in Momtraneur.

You see, I travel locally most of the time that I couldn’t catch up with writing them all down as blog posts. Travel writing just takes so much time which is something I don’t really have given everything I’m doing! Perhaps, now that I’m getting into the habit of blogging every day about all kinds of stuff I’m interested in, I will eventually be able to post all of my travels in one way or another, including old ones. This is after all, first and foremost, my online diary. Teehee.

Okay, now, off to Sagpulon Falls…

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How to Grow Eggplant

How to Grow Eggplants the Easy Way

How to Grow Eggplants the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 19th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

Now, one of my favorite vegetables aside from tomato and okra is eggplant. Growing eggplants use pretty much the same procedure as growing tomatoes. I actually planted my eggplant seeds the same time I planted my okra seeds and tomato seeds. As my tomato and okra seeds were starting to grow only after a week, there was still no visible sign of eggplant sprouts so I just let it grow in its own pace.

Here’s how you do it:

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How to plant okra seeds

How to Grow Okra the Easy Way

How to Grow Okra the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 18th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

I used to be a lazy indoor vegetable farmer before we set up our own farm. Now, I plant almost all the time whether I’m in our tiny pad near the city or up the mountains at the farm (I’ll be sharing more of these in the coming days and weeks so stay tuned.) On this blog post, I’ll share with you the most important things you need to learn when planting okra from seeds. No need to a buy book or read a ton of materials from the internet. However, you still have the option to watch videos and articles on the internet if you really want to. But if you only have a little bit of time to squeeze in in your very busy day, well, not to fret coz I’ve compiled a short list of what you need to do to make sure you can grow okra seeds from scratch.

For the preliminaries, please head to this short blog post: How to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden at Home the Affordable Way

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How to Grow Tomatoes the Easy Way

How to Grow Tomatoes the Easy Way? Okay, before that, I’m now on the 17th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is planting my own vegetables. This hobby actually started during my elementary years in St. Scholastica’s Academy of Marikina when our Science teacher assigned us to plant monggo seeds at home. I did as instructed and I was really amazed to see them grow!

The other day, I shared with you how to make an affordable mini vegetable garden right in the comforts of your own home. This originally stemmed from my desire to become more self-sufficient by being able to harvest and eat food that I grew myself. And consequently, because we now have a farm where I can have all the space I need for all the vegetables I want to grow and hopefully sell to the local market. But before that happens, I have to learn how to grow tomatoes first, even if it’s just in my own home.

So anyway, on this post, I’ll tell you the most important things I learned on how to grow tomato seeds.

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How to get the relationship you want?

How to Get the Relationship You Want (He’s Not That Complicated by Sabrina Alexis and Eric Charles)

How do you get the relationship you want? Okay, before we discuss that, I’m now on the 16th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and some of them include reading about how to have a better relationship and blogging about what I’ve read.

Whenever my girlfriends and I get to talk about relationships, I can’t help but tell them how different my relationship is now compared to my previous ones (which aren’t that many by the way). It’s not just because I’m older, hence, I’m more mature. Though maturity comes with age, it doesn’t magically nor automatically happen that way. You have to be conscious of all the life lessons you encounter along the way and actively apply them to your life; You have to will yourself to change and mature. And I suspect that because I’ve always actively sought wisdom when it comes to being a better version of myself, my relationship with my partner has become better as well.

I also know that a huge part of it, I owe to this book I bought from a blog I subscribed to that time I was in the middle of my separation.

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Nadela Dental Care

Tooth Extraction: What to Expect Before and After (Part 2)

I’m now on the 15th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is blogging about anything and everything about my life. This is why I started telling you about my dental visit in my previous post and this is the continuation of it.

So now that I’m done with my antibiotics, and I also have the clearance to go ahead with the tooth extraction, what’s next?

I confirmed my appointment with Dr. Aileen Nadela Dagcuta of Nadela Dental Care here in Cagayan de Oro. It was supposed to be last Sunday, right after we came back from the farm. But it was her day-off so I got rescheduled for Monday in their main office in Capistrano-Macahambus St. I got there before 10:00 AM all anxious and nervous, hoping and praying that the extraction won’t be painful and that everything would be fine…

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