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·       1984 – Celebrity Celestine Cruz Gonzaga, aka Toni Gonzaga, is born in Taytay, Rizal, Calabarzon.  Toni Gonzaga is an actress, television host, singer and model. Read More →

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As I journey to decluttering my home, I find I’m decluttering my life as well. Revelations have come to fruition as I sort through our belongings. Last night, as I was pairing up clean socks, I realized the discolored, blue and broken plastic laundry basket we throw all the laundered, single socks, is older than my marriage. My husband has had this laundry basket long before he and I started dating. He actually can’t remember how old it is. We’re going to guess it’s about 20 years old and was, at one point, the only laundry basket we ever owned. We had less stuff back then.Read More →

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For as long as my husband and I have had the kids, we’ve traveled with bulky car seats and boosters wherever we go. I mean everywhere! We brought a car seat and two boosters to Hawai’I, Nevada, and even to the Philippines! Can you imagine checking those in, along with your luggage and balikbayan boxes? As a parent of 4 little kids aging from 11 years  to 21 months old, I haven’t been this excited about an item I saw in a magazine in a long time!  It’s portable, foldable and small. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack and carry-on luggage. It’s forRead More →

We call him Holy Father. He was born Jorge Mario Bergoglio in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his many titles, he is also the first Jesuit pope and the first pope from the Americas.  However, Fortune magazine named Pope Francis number 4 on their list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” in 2016. Beating him to the top spots were Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos (1), German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2) and Leader of Myanmar National League for Democracy Aung Suu Kyi (3). Let’s face it though, Pope Francis wasn’t even trying. Fortune called 2016 “the year of Pope Francis the diplomat.” He was credited in playingRead More →

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Oh no, a list with at least one thing you didn’t want to see! That’s because you’ve probably been eating it regularly, and now you know it’s the culprit to your lack of energy.   Bagels – Most bagels are made with refined white flour, and all those carbohydrates can make you feel drained. Although it causes a quick burst in blood sugar, the calories in a bagel can equal to about five slices of bread which in turn causes the drain.  Candy – When sugar is consumed, insulin is released in your body, which causes the release of tryptophan, the amino acid that makesRead More →

The holiday season, for many people, is never complete without a table full of food to be shared by the family, and one often gives in to indulging with the excuse that this happens only once a year. Source: WATCH: Flush out the holiday cholesterol with these smoothies | ABS-CBN NewsRead More →

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2017     On Tuesday the Vatican announced the appointment of Filipino-born Bishop Oscar A. Solis, currently an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, as the new head of the Diocese of Salt Lake City. Source: First Filipino to lead a US diocese will take reins in Salt Lake City :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)Read More →