The Philippines has been colonised by the Spanish for more than 300 years. The word ensaladang is obviously a Filipino corruption of the Spanish word ensalada meaning salad, and talong is the Filipino word for… you guessed it: eggplant (FYI the Spanish for eggplant is berenjena).
Sundays, I FaceTime you, and you always smile when you see me onscreen, like I am something to behold despite my puffy morning face, unruly hair and grumpy demeanor.
I never give up. I was eight when I answered my first autograph book and it asked for “motto”. I didn’t what it meant so I asked my mother. She said it’s your philosophy in life, in a way that an eight year old me can understand. She uttered a slew of maxims but the one that resonated with me was:
Everything is temporary. Life can go bad but when things are well, you will compare the present with the past and be thankful for it has brought you to new places.
Hello, hungry ones! The next recipe is a brilliant life hack that saved my ass from hunger many times: the humble, idiot-proof Breakfast Bites.
Pan-Fried Basil Salmon – a quick and easy salmon dish that you can whip up in 15 minutes’ time!
What does everyone want? What do you want? Me, I want to be happy. I want success. Don’t you? The problem is that most of us stumble on the meaning of happiness, because we don’t know what happiness really is. Is it getting praises for a job well done? Is it shopping for vintage Dior? Is it lounging on your bed all day? Or maybe eating all you can in a five-star hotel?
There are many versions of sumans out there, it depends on what region it comes from. The best suman I have had is called Moron (yes, that’s spelled correctly) from Samar Island. The most common suman is what you find in all markets across the country is arguably, a Filipino’s comfort food. Shaped like a brick, brown and sweet, it’s a convenient healthy snack as its made of rice, coconut milk and sugar.
Salveo Acupuncture clinic has a newly opened branch in Alam Sutera and I was given a free pass to try it! Since it’s my first time to try acupuncture, I was both anxious and excited at the same time. Lucky for me, one of my friends was also given a free pass so there was two of us to cheer each other on in case of… cold feet.
Who doesn’t like Instagram? It’s fun, easy, inspirational and beautiful. It’s a great place to find healthy recipes, exercise tips, fitspirations, motivational quotes and thought-provoking movements.
In Instagram, you can never follow enough wellness warriors who promote healthy lifestyle and clean eating. I’m sharing some of my favourite “Healthies” and I hope you find them as inspirational as I do! Here are my Top 5 Food Instagrams to follow.