Pamper your walk.

I like podiatric stuff. Wear good footwear so gait is natural. I've had my share of uneasy existence because I was scrimping from buying the best ones. Too much of excessive sparing that you cannot think normal.

Enter FitFlop. or the Happy Feet Clogs. I take them as the best of all in my stuff.
  • Because my heels get painful when walking a lot.
  • Because I understand that I need to take care of my feet. Orientals even do healing through the feet.
  • Because I want something that's not too drab. FitFlop has really trendy colors as well. Happy Feet sandals, too.
  • Because I want to walk with a nice bounce.
  • Because, above all considerations, I don't want to wince in pain for ill fitting kickers.
I am just concerned with the counterfeit products that have been appearing all over Facebook. Things like this:

Walkstar 3, complete with Warning tag in Havaianas hanger:

They also make a lot of styles & colors for top brands. That's how amazing counterfeiting technology in Asia is. Chinatown in Davao has a bountiful stock of them: Crocs, Ipanema, Havaianas, FitFlop, Old Navy, Nike, Adidas, Puma. Name it, you can find them from 65Php to something like 500Php.

But, if the HavaFlop fits, then by all means wear it. But don't blush if the straps rip out & the soles prefer to lean better on one side. They don't make very good walking equipment, either. I admit, they don't last long and you simply get money wasted.

Let me share one secret: It pays to wear the authentic ones, if you're looking for foot therapy and long term use. More value for money, too.

Here's to feeling good becuz feet are comfortable,


weekend with my sister

My little sister came over the weekend. Much to my delight. Some pics of Honey.

Here's to sharing great times,
Here's to precious sisterhood.


Creamy Tropical Fruit Combo

Aye, here am I again posting some food pics for all foodies. Who doesn't want eating, anyway. I tell you a secret... this is really good food. Yep, only in the Philippines, though.

Here are the pics of my recent creamy fruit combo made from tropical fruits, for your eyes to delight on:

Ripe avocado

Young coconut meat



Put them together.

Mix the condensed milk & cream.
Slather on the bowl of fruits above.
Ratio: 1 tetra pack of cream: 1/3 tetra pack of c. milk.

This is how it looked after I mixed the dressing. Not too sweet. Real creamy.
Place in the freezer.

Here's to the homebody me,


Frozen Japanese!

This is how a part of my Sunday went:

Eating the usual fare of pizza, pasta and french fries. Plus.... this!

Mochis with ice cream inside. New to me, and I liked it.

Their name: mochicream. That super pink cart was interesting.

The Pink-headed ice cream girl and me.


Got a new DVD player. yay... I can go on with my Korean movies now (the old player was kinda dumb for not being able to show the English subtitles). My Princess soap continues!!

So, how was your weekend?

Here's to making memories,


A Day's Venture: Green Tonic

"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not."

Alright, Mark Twain! Here's my not so tasteful attempt to what others call a "health drink".

1.5 inches fresh turmeric root (I pulled it from my yard, lol)
2 inches ampalaya
1/2 of sweet mango
15 leaves of green kamote
1 stalk of malunggay leaves
3 slices of ginger

It's supposed to be a healthful smoothie. Yeah, it tasted like poison.!! I was not prepared for the jolt.

The fresh turmeric brought an earthy taste to the drink and the ampalaya made it bitter. I thought I got a headache there with the "very alive" aftertaste but it eventually went away. It was probably my shocked reaction to the new encounter by my taste buds.

I braved the mixture, but my tummy went warm when I downed everything.

I guess it's good for my liver since I've been suffering from weak kidneys/liver since I was young.

After 15 minutes, I think I felt good. It can really be good for the body. But the warmth of the drink in the tummy goes up my throat still.

Oh well. I still have another glass to consume from this batch.

Or can I just convince the hubby to drink it? Ha-ha, he hates ampalaya of all. Best of luck to me. Awww...

Here's to taking care of your life from the inside,


Turmeric Milk (Haldi Doodh)

Turmeric Milk is a potent cure for a variety of ailments common to man. I still have a bottle of ground pure turmeric and I remembered that this herb provides several benefits when you are not in tip top shape. I made Haldi Doodh tonight for hubby and me. We lately haven't been feeling very well with the constant raining and the cold weather.

As an excellent source of anti-oxidant called curcumin, Turmeric can stabilize oxygen molecules that are called free radicals which cause diseases and rapid aging.

Turmeric is a common remedy used for headaches, inflammation and pain by Ayurvedic medicine. India refers to this herb as the "natural aspirin". It is anti-inflammatory and used for cough, digestive upset and even cancer cure.

Here's how to make Turmeric Milk or "Haldi Doodh" in Indian.

1 tsp. ground Turmeric
1 cup fresh milk or 4 tbsp powdered milk in 1 cup water

Heat the mixture of turmeric and milk. Boil for 2 minutes. Add sugar.

When you are going through severe cough and colds, this one provides a soothing relief and lets you sleep soundly.

Here's to finding benefits from age-old traditions,

My Wish For You

I wish you humor and a twinkle in the eye.

I wish you glory and the strength to bear its burdens.

I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey.

I wish you peace--in the world in which you live,
and in the smallest corner of the heart where truth is kept.

I wish you faith--to help define your living and your life.

More I cannot wish you--except perhaps love--to make all the rest worthwhile.

~RA Ward

Here's to floating through easy days;
Here's my wishes to you of light heart,