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Archive for August 5th, 2019


Jovy and Josef are on a two-day leave until tomorrow so they had time to bake orders which are long overdue. As we have only one ref, they have to limit their orders. As usual they were placed in tin cans, three layered chocolate cake but Jovy designed one for her officemate.

This has its own box and double the price over the cake in tins.  I am not much into sweets but occasionally, I bake those healthy cookies using rolled oats.

Yesterday, I dropped by the supermarket before going home to buy sweet tamarind from Thailand. It comes in boxes at P165.00 pesos each still with its shell. I bought two, finished one box in one sitting. It’s so good and not too sour.

According to studies, “The polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The seed extract may also help lower blood sugar, while the pulp extract may help you lose body weight and reverse fatty liver disease”.  There you go another healthy food find. We have a tamarind tree in the province but not as sweet as the one they grow on Thailand.

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Yes, feeling a bit nostalgic this gloomy Monday morning. I was looking at the photos in my library then I again saw these photos of Nate and Obet which Nissa calls in a series, Grow Tall Little Man. I’ve blogged about them before.

He is definitely growing and getting tall for his age. I was even surprised with some of his photos with those subdued smiles. He is missing two front teeth. Another milestone 🙂  Time flies really!

 

And in between those days and years, we are learning a lot too. Valuing time, spending those moments together, making memories. And he reads real books now – amazing! If I remember my grade school years, I was just learning to read and write my ABCs when I was more than six, like Nate’s age now.

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via Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa 2019

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