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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

Holiday Cheer

Few weeks ago while I was busy cooking dinner I heard my son sang the Jingle Bell song. Even though the words weren’t clear, I knew he was singing a Christmas song. But how? We haven’t played a Christmas song in our house. Little did I know that he learned the song from an application in his ipod. Oh kids these days!

I can’t believe that it’s only few weeks before Christmas and with all the holiday decorations everywhere, it sure does feel like Christmas already. Last weekend, the kids and me went to a nearby mall together with J. We decided to stroll around the area while waiting for J’s meeting. But since the meeting was dinnertime and we were all hungry, I decided to have dinner first at the food court from their favorite fast food.

I have been going back and forth at our nearby grocery with only the kids and me and so they knew already where we are heading. There is something about grocery stores that they are so giddy about, maybe because they see a lot of food? I guess so! Anyway, the nearby food court is just adjacent to the grocery store and so off we go. They were surprisingly behaved and followed my instructions very well. We ordered the usual meal from McDonald’s, which is the Burger Meal and Sundae. When we were settled an untoward incident happened.
Santa and the crew at Landmark
After our dinner, we headed to a nearby hotel to meet J. While en route to the hotel, we saw Santa and his friends near the exit of the mall. Little D told the Santa, “where surprise?” Oh boy, that’s what you get you load your kids with too much information.

Sled from Makati ShangriLa
When we were inside the hotel, numerous Christmas trees with different sizes greeted us. Now I feel so guilty for not having a tree yet. Then again, little D told the man wearing costume, “where surprise?” Now that makes two surprises in a day. Boboy, you better have a good surprise for the kiddo then.


How about you? Did you put up decorations already?

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