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Glorious Coffee That's Good For You

My husband and I loves drinking coffee. In the morning, it is our bonding moment, to sip and eat bread and talk about our plans for the day. But recently, he was diagnosed to have Diabetes Type 2. So I abruptly cut his coffee from his system because he cannot take black coffee. He is really sad about it but I am trying to figure out how to incorporate coffee again in his system. For decades, coffee had received a bad reputation. Besides allegedly triggering high blood pressure, insomnia, and hyperacidity, the Filipino habit of adding lots of sugar and cream to one’s cup has been said to aggravate diabetes. While there’s no denying the Pinoy coffee fan his morning cup, there is concern over the amount of sugar present in commercial 3-in-1 coffee mixes. The leading brand has 14.6 grams of sugar in one 20-gram sachet alone. Imagine how much sugar you’re taking in if you drink an average of three cups of coffee a day. What About Sugar-Free Coffee? For health-conscious individuals, especial

La Union Botanical Garden

Before I post a blog about our recent epic fail visit at Manila Zoo I will first make a blog post about our La Union trip few years back, my son’s very first mini zoo/garden adventure.

It was an ordinary out of town business trip of J when he thought of bringing us with him. That time I had a nanny, the very first nanny my friend recommended to me from an agency. She was good by the way except the fact she gets dizzy on our trip only to find out she was pregnant. Whew!

Anyway, out trip was on a rainy season already so we didn’t consider going to the beach. We just checked in on a hotel facing the beach and have a pool facility. My little boy that time was still reluctant to swimming. He cries like there’s no tomorrow whenever we try to dip him into a pool. So we really didn’t get to enjoy swimming then.

I searched on the net for tourist destinations in La Union and the one that looked very promising was the La Union Botanical Garden. It was a first time to J’s ears so we asked for assistance from J’s business partner to guide us to the place. It was a secluded area and I’m pretty sure if given any chance to go back there, we will have a hard time looking for the place again.


An entrance fee of p20 per head for adults  will be paid and free for children. The Botanical Garden showcases different gardens such as sunken garden, medicinal garden, shade garden, fragrance garden, Chinese garden and etc. The landscaping was very nice and well maintained also. When you go around the place you make sure to keep your stamina ready, as you will go up and down the different gardens.



They also have an aviary, which housed few animals like monkeys and birds of different species.

We didn’t go that far and climb up the trek because it was so humid that time and the place was full of mosquitoes. My nanny forgot to bring the anti-mosquito for my little boy. 

Before going home we enjoyed few swings at the children’s garden, which is located near the entrance.



For more information visit their website here.



When you go places it will empty your pocket but will fill you with so much memories you will cherish a lifetime.

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