Stella Wood Fired Bistro- Bringing More Thrill Your Way

As Raintree Restaurants grow new branches to provide its patrons with quality taste experiences, the group brings modish takes to wine-and-dine moments, with two of its recently opened restaurants at Bonifacio High Street Central—Stella and Rocket Room.


Fusing pleasant spirits and inviting interiors with fine music and a rustic menu, Stella is a wood-fired bistro that offers a full array of delights peppered with tastes true to the West Coast, the Mediterranean and South America.


The bistro makes use of natural wood in its dishes, imparting the most flavorful aromas unlike any other cooking technique. Its menu boasts of wood-fired small plates and snacks, soups and salads, panini-pressed sandwiches, pasta bowls, and wood-fired pizzas—all magically roasted in Stella’s ovens. Continuously crafting relationships with organic farmers nationwide and being assured of the best ingredients and harvests available, Stella provides a sustainable handcrafted cuisine that can be enjoyed inside its inviting interiors along pleasant spirits and fine music—ideal for light brunches with friends or cheery family dinners.

Why Go for Palo Alto Tutors?

Parents only want the best for their children especially when it comes to education. Nevertheless, some parents can’t help but compare even more so when they have a couple of kids and all have different levels of intelligence. What these parents need to understand is not all children are born geniuses. Hence, there’s a need to guide them each step of the way so they can do well in school.

As a mother myself, I would seriously consider hiring palo alto tutors especially for help in Math. I know how complex Math can be. I was once a student and I also had my share of failures and successes in that subject, so I wouldn’t subject my child to such pressure.

Choosing an in-home teacher for your child is always a good idea, so someone can help the child brush up on the things learned in school. This is especially helpful if you and your husband work full time. You can hire tutors from tutorial centers in and around the city where you live. Otherwise, you can look up newspapers, magazines, or browse the Internet for a comprehensive list of tutors who extend their services to children within your area or neighborhood.

Welcome Zian!

Howdie folks? Been idle for quite a while and now I’m coming back with good news. Our second baby finally arrived. I gave birth to a bouncing healthy baby boy at 3.01 kg last May 19 at exactly 3:19 in the afternoon via normal delivery.


Now were home and enjoying every moment with our new bundle of joy. Here’s another “Z”in the house, we are calling him Zian Emmanuel and from this day on, his story will be told in this blog. Welcome Baby Zian!

This is just a quick post as I still need more rest to fully recover.


Saving With Coupons

There are lots of ways to save and one of them is through coupons. It only takes some effort to find and collect them when doing it offline, like through newspapers and tabloids, which you have to literally cut off the page and collate by date and by item. When couponing has entered the online world, it became easier to find them.

There are two general types of coupon saver buyers. One is buying what the coupon says is available even if the item is not normally needed. Often, when the coupon says 50% off, it sparks a buying button on most women. If you are this type, you are spending more than saving since you really do not have a need of it although 50% off is still half the cost it could have costed you without the coupon. The other type is one who knows what she needs to buy then find coupons that will give her savings. Even if the item is a mere want, she can still save though looking for the right coupon.

There are lots of blogs that focus on found coupons. If you are on Facebook, there are also lots of pages focusing on different kinds of coupons online. One website is coupon shack and you will find different stores which are popular in their respective field. You can find coupons for software, network communication, domains and hosting, travel, printing, tax, investing, health and nutrition, business, home, office and school supplies, and so many others. It is almost impossible to not find one that suits your needs.

Jessica Sanchez is on AI Final 2

I have always been a fan, and I am so glad that she made it to the American Idol Final 2. This is definitely a journey for Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez. Last night she performed Mariah Carey’s My All, Aerosmith’s I don’t Wanna Miss a Thing with a standing ovation from AI Judge Steven Tyler the original singer of the said song. According to Tyler, Jessica just took a great song and made it greater, while Jeniffer Lopez was amazed with the performance and Randy Jackson said “You’re choosing some really tough hills to climb”. Her last performance was Jackson 5’s I’ll be there.

It was Joshua Leddet who got voted out, leaving Sanchez and Phillip Phillips in the Finals.
Let’s continue to vote for Jessica Sanchez! Good Luck!



Too Much Or Lack Of Sleep

Having not enough sleep will surely get you into trouble later when your body requires of you to sleep and you do not because of certain circumstances that you cannot leave like deadlines or mere caprices like playing another game in Facebook at 2 AM. Not being able to give your body enough time to repair itself by sleeping enough, your future will surely suffer, one way or another. You may have strong focus and concentration despite the lack of sleep so your work production may not really suffer but did you know that habitual lack of sleep robs you off of life? Anyone could have lived longer if not for the bad sleep habits earlier in life.

Some take a hard time getting awake because of a sleeping disorder. This is not good because it will hamper work and it will also cause accidents especially when on the road, driving. It is no longer a hassle for the person with sleeping disorder alone but there are lots of others who will be affected as it will lead to a chain reaction. It is not a farfetched idea because it just happened recently and the driver had a bus filled with passengers when he drooped to sleep. Imagine the many lives affected. It could have been prevented by taking some non-addictive pills. You can actually buy provigil online. Not just anywhere. The site can show you where to buy it safely and be alert when you need to be, and avoid accidents due to unnecessary sleep moments.

Wish Granted!

Remember my post about Flowery Treat for Moms from Krispy Kreme where I have expressed my desire to receive that flowery treat from Krispy Kreme on Mother’s Day. Just read the whole entry here. Apparently my husband is one of my avid readers so I know for sure he was able to read that post.

Mother’s Day came and after convincing myself that I won’t get anything from my ofw hubby this Mother’s Day (knowing that surprises are not his cup of tea), my day sparkled when I received a call from someone telling me that my husband is sending me a box of Krispy Kreme. Wow, that’s one thing I’d like to receive this mom’s day and fortunately I was able to have a bouquet of flowery donut from Krispy Kreme.

How did I got it? It was a granted wish by my husband. Yes you read it right. How? Recently, Hibang (Tagni-Tagning Ideya) celebrated its 7 years blogversary and part of his blogversary celebration is the Lucky 7, where he will be granting 7 wishes of seven lucky bloggers. For the record, my husband is officially blogging at Blogeoz and that makes him a blogger too. I don’t know how he gets to know the Lucky 7 happening in Hibang (Tagni-Tagning Ideya) but he was one of those 7 lucky wishers that Bernard (author of Hibang) was chosen.

I received a call last Sunday afternoon (Mother’s Day) from Bernard, saying he was on his way to our house to deliver the donut. While still in a surprise mode (although I’d love having that Krispy Kreme donuts) I was asking myself why Krispy Kreme? Why not a cake or a bouquet of flowers?LoL. Then upon telling the hubby about the matter, he told me the tale how he get the flowery treat from Krispy Kreme delivered to our door step. Actually he was also surprise, since he doesn’t know that he was one of those lucky 7 wishers.

Thank You Very Much Mr. Bernard Umali for granting my husband’s wish! That was really a yummy treat.. Happy 7th Blogversary and more power to your Blog!

Me with Mr. Umali somewhere in the picture.

And right after the delivery of the Krispy Kreme Flowery treat, here come another surprise from hubby!


Thanks a lot dear! You just satisfied my sweet thoughts cravings!

Thank You My Dear!

To think that surprises are not his cup of tea, I was not expecting that hubby has something for me this Mother’s Day. In fact in occasions like this it’s me who insinuates such ideas.

That’s why, before I turn in for the night, I’d like to share his effort in making me feel special this Mother’s Day.


Thank you Bhe for some sort of surprise! Although there were some flaws with your plans, and you are out there in the spotlight miles away from me, somehow you have bolted that feeling in me. I’d like to say Thank You to my dearest husband for giving me the ticket to this occasion and for making me the mother of your offspring. How I wish you are with us to celebrate this occasion. I miss you and I love you!

Happy Mother’s Day to All Moms in the world!


A Priceless Reward Being A Mom!

While everyone is celebrating Mother’s Day, we had to bring baby Z to the paediatrician early this morning due to high fever. The fever that keeps on coming back bothers me and I’ve been nursing the little one for two days now. Perhaps it’s because of the sore eyes which he also has right now. Good thing he remains energetic despite his sickness.

The little one is having roseola a mild illness cause by a virus called human herpesvirus 6 which is common to children 6 to 24 months of age. The doctor requested for a CBC test and while waiting for the CBC result the little one and his titas (aunties) went for a stroll while I stayed at the clinic utilizing the free wifi. After 30 minutes of strolling, the little one and the titas returned and while approaching me, the tot handed me a bouquet of balloons. Aww! How sweet of you little one!


That’s the first present I got this Mother’s Day and the first ever gift from my son! What a gratifying feeling seeing the little one with that cute present! Small things like this make motherhood undeniably priceless and fulfilling!

Thank you baby and Tita Aina, (my sister) I knew it was your idea, I really appreciate it! Happy Mother’s Day to all Mommies out there!

Making Mother’s Day MoMo-liscious!

If anyone is worthy of a lovely treat and a big thank you, it’s your mom.

As MoMo Café continues to create a feel of comfort and convenience to its customers, the chicly-designed restaurant offers a variety of delectable dishes in time for a perfect Mother’s Day indulgence, which complements the warmth and delight inherent in every mom.

Put together only with the finest ingredients and commitment to quality, their string of offerings highlights home-cooked takes on gourmet favorites. MoMo Café has put together a P395 set menu to bring moms that flavorful dining experience. Start the feast with a garnished bowl of greens made fresh with sliced oranges that is The MoMo! Gourmet. Liven up your taste buds with the Crispy “Nacho Style” Jalapeno Cheddarella Cheese Rolls, which are a tangy mix of chili beef and beans, sour cream and salsa fresca. Then, as a highlight of the celebration, there is the Slow Roasted Herb U.S. Roast Beef Fingers in creamy au jus, and a generous serving of mashed potatoes and onion rings.

Crispy “Nacho Style” Jalapeno Cheddarella Cheese Rolls
Slow Roasted Herb U.S. Roast Beef Fingers
The MoMo Gourmet

To add to these already satisfying dishes, MoMo Café is giving moms an added unlimited treat of the restaurant’s range of signature smoothies such as melon lychee, watermelon and green mango, chocnut butter finger, and strawberry granola yogurt made with an interesting fusion of flavors.

With a distinctive variety of offerings, the restaurant innovates hospitality with every visit, whether for a hearty brunch or a planned dinner. It is prominently located in Eastwood Mall, Eastwood City and Ayala Triangle Gardens, Makati City, and caters to all—from family lunches to dining with friends.