Home for the Holidays!

It’s 1:10am and I have a 10:00 am flight to catch. But I cannot sleep. It’s not because I’m worried about something but because I am overjoyed and excited. Why? After 392 days of being away, I am returning home for the holidays. I got no complaints with staying in Singapore. In fact, I am…

10 Signs Mom is (oh so) Bored

1. The next door auntie is mom’s new best friend. 2. All her plants blooming, none withered or died in the past weeks. 3. No surprises of spoiled veggies or leftovers in the refrigerator. 4. Mom got time to sit down and get acquainted with Ina Garten of the lovely show, Barefoot Contessa. 5. Mom…

Marche, Vivo City and M-I-L

We invited my mother-in-law (MIL for short) to celebrate her 70th birthday with us here in Singapore. We thought of bringing MIL to Universal Studios so we headed to Vivo City, the largest shopping mall in Singapore and the gateway to Sentosa Island. Vivo City is easily reached by Harbourfront MRT Station and on the…

Tips on Choosing HDB Flats in Singapore

From a happy dream home, our flat turned into a nightmare with repeated toilet choking and flooding. We are a family with simple needs and we wanted a simple home. We were contented with old but decent furnishing in our rented HDB flat. We were overjoyed knowing that we have newly renovated toilets, bathroom tiles…

My Anniversary Seafood Marinara

Last week, I got a call from Griffith’s Primary School that my daughter passed her placement test and she will join Primary 4 classes starting January 2, 2013. If I were to put a hash tag on this good news it would be #proudmama #newbeginnings #everydayblessings. :) :) :) The school year in Singapore starts…

Creamy Monggo Sauté and Katipunan Stories

Sunday is Family Day for the Mangalonzo household. We usually go to mass together in the morning, eat home-cooked lunch, stroll in the mall after and then cap the night watching a feel-good movie. But we woke up late so the order of activities for this Sunday has changed and we started our day having…