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GET MORE WITH TANG

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I grew up drinking Tang orange juice.
I drank it with my merienda. I had it for my baon. We prepared punch bowls of it for birthday parties.
And I’m so happy it’s still around! Can you believe that Tang has been around for 46 years???

That’s how good the product is. And because the brand knows how to innovate, there are now 16 different Tang flavors for us to enjoy.
There are new flavors like mango, pineapple, dalandan, pomelo (perfect for pomelo gin!), mixed berries, and guyabano, which is my current favorite.

However, orange will forever be special in my heart because one sip of Tang orange juice instantly brings me back to my childhood days when my late lola was still alive and would prepare me a cold refreshing glass of it.
I’m happy that my daughter can enjoy the same exact drink that I enjoyed when I was her age – and she’s not just limited to orange.

The good thing is that because Tang is made with real fruit extracts, it has vitamins A, B2, B3, C, iron, and folate so Sadako…

DECEMBER STAPLE: BEROCCA

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December is such a stressful time for me.

At work, we usually have a lot of events that we need to mount, plus there's a lot of Christmas parties to attend -- to think that the month doesn't have a lot of work days.


When it comes to Sadako, she has some exams before the Christmas break, the school Christmas party, plus a lot of people to give gifts to.


And then there's Christmas shopping for gifts for everyone else, wrapping them (which I enjoy, actually), and trying to meet and spend quality time with everyone: family, friends, batchmates.

Because of all these, plus the weather and the tendency to overeat and/or pig out on all the sinful stuff, getting sick is very possible.


This is why I try to always be extra cautious this time of the year and remind myself to be healthy.

One thing I do is regularly take Berocca. Packed with Vitamin B complex, ascorbic acid, calcium, magnesium, and zinc, it helps me get more out of my day because it helps enhance mental and physical pe…

EDEN QUESO DE BOLA FLAVOR

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Some people -- including most kids -- don't like queso de bola. I myself was not a fan when I was very young and my lola would serve cheese pimiento sandiwches using queso de bola in the spread.


After a couple of years, however, I started to appreciate it. Apart from beginning to love my lola's cheese pimiento spread, I also developed a liking for queso de bola. In fact, I'd make queso de bola sandwiches myself (as in nothing but slices of the cheese in between two slices of Tasty bread or pandesal) and even nibble on some during snack time.


It's been a while since I last had some queso de bola. The few balls I'd receive every Christmas I instantly gave to my grandfather. I miss it, actually.

So imagine how I excited I was when I discovered that Eden has a limited queso de bola flavor.


This is actually the first time that the brand is introducing a limited edition flavor in its 36-year history. Wow.

Now I can't wait to taste Eden Queso de Bola. I hope it will …

LA PACITA GRAHAM CRACKER SANDWICHES

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I’m always one the lookout for yummy snacks for the office and these Graham cracker sandwiches from La Pacita caught my attention at the supermarket recently.


I was like, oo nga noh. It’s such a no-brainer when you come to think of it, but then no one really thought of it earlier but it really makes perfect sense. I guess we were all busy using Graham crackers for mango floats and ref cakes and s’mores.
Good thing La Pacita came up with these Graham cracker sandwiches.

The chocolate and peanut butter flavors were pretty expected but they’re still so good.

I especially like the peanut butter flavor but both really complement the crunch and taste of the Graham crackers.

My super favorite has got to be the cream cheese flavor. The cream cheese filling is pretty good, with that slightly sour-salty taste. It’s genius!


I love all of them so much I didn’t even get the chance to share them with Sadako. Guess I’ll be buying twice as much the next time we go to the supermarket.

NATURALS BY WATSONS

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Now that I’m a father (plus the fact that I’m getting older), I’ve been getting more and more interested in healthy stuff, from food to activities – and even with the beauty and hygiene products that we use at home. I try to practice minimalism in this area – you know, use just the essentials – but I discovered that that’s not enough. I need to make sure I use products that are not harmful to us and the environment, as well.

This is why I am excited to try products from the new Naturals by Watsons line.
Made with organic and natural ingredients sourced from all over the world, these products are also free from harmful ingredients like parabens, mineral oil, silicone, SLS, and isothiazolinone.
The line is composed of seven ranges (Olive, Argan, Marula, Aloe Vera, Paw Paw, Rice Bran, and Macadamia) offering products like shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, soothing gel, body lotion, hand cream, hair mask, body scrub, and cream bath.
I got the following products and I can’t wait for all of us…

15 THINGS I ATE (AND DRANK) IN HONG KONG

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I was a very bad boy in Hong Kong -- I ate a LOT. I also didn't take a lot of notes so expect a lot of the food items below missing a lot of important details like where I had them and how much they cost. Just enjoy the photos :)

1. THIS SCALLOPS RICE MEAL FROM CAFE DE CORAL

CafĂ© de Coral is a fast food chain in HK but with slightly more sosyal food choices. I got this rice meal with some pieces of scallops, mushroom, and vegetables. It wasn’t life-changing. The sauce was just okay but the rice was really nice.
2. CRISPY BREAD WITH CONDENSED MILK, AND MILK TEA FROM TSUI WAH



It was around 3pm or 4pm and we were already so tired from all the shopping and walking on our first day that we just had to sit and eat somewhere – anywhere. We went inside Tsui Wah coz it was nearby. Their milk tea is okay – normal milk tea (I’ve tasted similar/better), and their best-selling crispy bread is something I think my yaya can also make at home.
3. PASTA FROM THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY


The two dishes…