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August 2019

Shakey’s Color Fun Run
Shakey’s Color Fun Run

In line with its years of providing great times and great memories, Shakey’s, the leading casual dining restaurant in the country, is hosting its very own “Color Fun Run” on August 31, 2019.

More than a restaurant that serves fun and pizza, Shakey’s recognizes the importance of maintaining good health and wellness. Nowadays, there’s a constant need for people to relieve stress and improve their state of health. This fun-filled event is a great opportunity for a good cause, promoting healthier living.

The race will be held at RC Santos Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. There will be two race categories, 3km and 7km. As part of the event, 7km participants will get Shakey’s Chicken N’ Rice, regular slice Hawaiian Delight pizza and bottled water. While the 3km participants will get Shakey’s Chicken N’ Rice and bottled water. All runners will receive a T-shirt, a running bib and a finisher medal.

Exciting prizes await the winners, as there are a total of Php 20,000 in cash to be given away. The top three finishers of the 7km category will receive Php 8,000. Php 5,000 pesos, and Php 3,000 respectively. The top three finishers of the 3km category, on the other hand, will receive Php 4,000, Php 2,000, and Php 1,000.

Race registration is at 600 pesos for 7km and 500 pesos for 3km. Interested participants may register at any Shakey’s store or sign up online at as well as onsite at Clark Freeport Zone.

Now more than ever, Shakey’s bring together families and friends for a more active lifestyle. So you can still enjoy your pizza guilt-free as there are a lot of ways to stay fit, active and healthy. With Shakey’s “Color Fun Run”, it’s fun, family and fitness.

Register now for Shakey’s Color Fun Run on August 31, 2019 on this LINK. After submitting the form, please check your email for the payment and event details.

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Atchara, a Must Buy from Calaca, Batangas

Conching's Special Atchara
Conching’s Special Atchara

My trip to Calaca will never be complete without eating or taking home Atchara, can be Atsara or Achara. Calaca is known to have the finest Atchara. It is home for the Calacatchara Festival which Calaqueños celebrate every October.

Atchara (also spelled achara or atsara), is a pickle made from grated unripe papaya popular in the Philippines. This dish is often served as a side dish for fried or grilled foods such as pork barbecue. The name may come from several names for South Asian pickle and is related to acar from neighboring Indonesia and Malaysia.” – Wikipedia

Conching’s Special Atchara

There are different types of Atchara in the Philippines but nothing beats, for me, the variant made in Calaca. It tastes a bit sour and sweet. The shredded Papaya is crunchy, and the color made it extra inviting to eat. This is a perfect side dish for any grilled or fried viand, but I partner this with any ulam. I even ask my siblings to send me one when I moved to the North.

I will not go into details anymore as to how it is being made as I do not know the exact measurement of ingredients used and the process. But the main ingredients are green papaya with carrots, ginger, onions, and red bell pepper. Maybe, just maybe, when I have time in the future, I’ll try to make the exact version and I’ll share it with you. 🙂

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Lazada Philippines Launches Its 2nd Women’s Festival with Saab Magalona, Camille Co, and Vern & Verniece to Capture the Millions of Desires of All Kinds of Women

Lazada 2nd Women’s Festival

Ecommerce Giant pulls together a festival of endless promotions that empower Filipinas to #OwnTheNewYou

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – For a woman with different needs and wants, a plethora of sales left and right, and a variety of new product innovations and must-haves, there’s no stopping a woman in fulfilling her utmost desires by discovering hidden passions and showing the world that #ShesOwningIt.

This August 14, Lazada Philippines is celebrating its second Women’s Festival, a one-day sale every empowered Filipina will be excited to be part of. Lazada’s Women’s Festival is geared towards empowering women to be confident in their own style and to explore even more choices within arms’ reach.

As the leading online shopping destination for women, Lazada provides women what they need from beauty and fashion, technology and mom and baby categories. With great responsibility as the industry leader comes great (girl) power, and Lazada is definitely ruling and owning it.

It is a transformative era we live in now, online and offline, where women empowerment is in the air and at every corner, we see women beautifully and fearlessly owning who they are. Lazada continuously advocates the importance of the role of women regardless of the industry they represent. Each one has their own voice, and we are proud to be a platform that is both fun and safe space, where women can make empowered choices at any moment with a single click,” shared Emma Chavarot, Chief Business Officer of Lazada Philippines.

“This is why we chose to partner with women who embody our #OwnTheNewYou thrust for this year’s Women’s Festival as they perfectly encapsulate distinct types of successful Filipinas in their own right. We want to encourage consumers to ‘Go Where Their Heart Beats’ and live their best lives, owning the best versions of themselves, with the millions of choices available on our platform,” she added.

With new deals come new faces like Saab Magalona, Camille Co, Vern and Verniece; four individuals who embody and celebrate the platform’s inclusive and diverse platform. Although each is beyond any label and wear many different hats, this Women’s Festival, Saab Magalona represents the hard-working Young Moms who continue to pursue their dreams while raising a child. We have Camille Co for the aspiring business owners representing the Career Woman, and Vern and Verniece Enciso whose fashion and flare carry a mix of various interests and passion points for The Yuppies. All three successful and lively personas will be featured via the LazLive Livestream on August 13 at 4pm, 12nn, and 6pm respectively, a day before the sale.

The Top 10 Deals to Look for at the Lazada’s Women’s Festival

Enjoy discounts of up to 70% all throughout the day, thousands of vouchers up for grabs from over800 brands, and 300,000 items on Flash Sale and Piso Deals! Don’t forget to set your alarms at 12midnight as the biggest discounts come your way from 12mn-2am and 12pm-2pm. Unearth all these and more as Lazada encourages women and avid shoppers to not only seize opportunities but to celebrate every moment to #OwnTheNewYou.

Beyond the exciting steals during the one-day-only sale event, Lazada is offering a range of deals for the needs of every kind of empowered Filipina, may it be the Career Woman, the Young Mom or the Yuppie.

Deals for the Career Woman:

1. UISN MALL Korean Fashion Sling Bag (88%off) now P188 from P1,599

UISN MALL Korean Fashion Sling Bag

2. CLN 18F Crystal Sneakers (38% off) now P499 from P799

Crystal Sneakers

3. Thiocell Glutathione Lozenges 500mg (15% off) now P2,380 from P2,800

Thiocell Glutathione Lozenges

Deals for the Young Mom:

1. Silver Kingdom 92.5 Italy Silver ES21 + R099 Set for Women (83% off) now P367 from P1,200

Silver Kingdom 92.5 Italy Silver ES21 + R099 Set

2. Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie in The Big Day (50% off) now P349.50from P699

Happy Skin Shut Up & Kiss Me Liquid Matte Lippie

3. TRESemmé Styling Compressed Micro Mist Level 1: Texture Hairspray (10% off) nowP391.50 from P435

TRESemmé Styling Compressed Micro Mist

Deals for the Yuppie:

1. Pedigree® FREE Beef Chunks in Sauce Pouch Wet Dog Food [80g] (96% off) now P1from P2

Pedigree® FREE Beef Chunks in Sauce Pouch

2. Peculiar Optical Round 15959_TransPinkClear Anti Radiation Blue Lens Pink Frame Computer Eyeglass in Thin Frame with Replaceable Lenses Eyewear- Peculiar and Odd Collection (88% off) now P178 from P1,500

Peculiar Optical Round Eyeglasses Lens

3. WHITE Icy Mask Face Mask 7mL [Box of 6] (25%) now P315 from P420

WHITE Icy Mask Face Mask

4. St Ives Cleansing Stick Apricot & Manuka Honey (15%) now P442 from P520

St Ives Cleansing Stick Apricot & Manuka Honey

About Lazada Group

Founded in 2012, Lazada Group is the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia. We are accelerating progress in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam through commerce and technology. With the largest logistics and payment networks in the region, Lazada is a part of our consumers’ daily lives in the region and we aim to serve 300 million shoppers by 2030. Since 2016, Lazada is the Southeast Asia flagship platform of the Alibaba Group powered by its cutting-edge technology infrastructure.

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Best Chicken Adobo Recipe


Chicken Adobo is considered a national dish in the Philippines (unofficial) and every town or province has its own way of cooking it. Some cook theirs with onion, some don’t. Others cook it without soy sauce (yes, there’s someone I know) and a lot more unique recipes that you can find on the web.

There are also several types of Adobo — chicken, pork, beef, liver, vegetable, etc. As I’ve tasted several recipes already, there are times that I’ll be disappointed if I didn’t get the taste that I am looking for. Having a mom who cooks tasty and delicious dishes, I cannot help but compare other recipes to my mom’s cooking.

I, too, have my own version. I am not entirely sure if this is the correct way to cook it but this works for me and my son, who is a picky eater. He likes it so much that he can eat it every day. How do I cook it? Read on.

Chicken Adobo
This photo doesn’t give justice to its taste. haha

Ingredients (no exact measurements, ‘tantya, tantya’ lang):

Soy Sauce

  1. Heat the oil.
  2. Fry the chicken until brown (not too much, just make sure that all sides are cooked properly).
  3. Remove the chicken from the wok, and saute the onion first until slightly brown, then garlic.
  4. Add the soy sauce.
  5. Let the mix boil first then add the chicken.
  6. Once the chicken is drenched with soy sauce, add the vinegar. I always put half the amount of soy sauce. When I put 1 cup of soy sauce, I’ll add 1/2 cup of vinegar.
  7. Add the peppercorn and sugar.
  8. Let it boil until the chicken absorbs the mixture and the sauce thickens.

And that’s it! I have my own perfect Adobo, perfect for my family’s taste only. 🙂 I have not tried this exact recipe for others, but I hope you’ll like it too.

How about you, how do you cook your Chicken Adobo? Or, if you’ve tried this exact recipe, did you like it? Let me know in the comments section. 🙂

Thank you for reading! If you wish to see more of the recipes I’ve tried, please visit my Facebook Page – Homebound Mom. 🙂

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I am a tired mom, but happy!

Caleb playing

I am a tired mom, but happy! Nakakapagod mag-alaga lalo pa at dalawa lang tayo madalas sa bahay, palaging puyat, hindi pumipirmi na malinis ang bahay, hindi makapagtrabaho si mom kasi ang clingy mo – gusto mo palagi ako kalaro at katabi matulog, hindi tayo makagala na tayo lang kasi hindi kita kaya buhatin mag-isa pag napagod ka na maglakad (laki at likot mo po kasi), ang dami mo na din ‘watdat mom?’, di ko na masagot minsan kasi paulit ulit e.

caleb playing

Pero makita ko lang yung smile mo na yan at happy ka, aba anak, nawawala na pagod ni mom. Hindi literal na nawala ha, syempre pagod pa din ako. 😂 Nakakalimutan ko lang na pagod ako kasi happy ka eh. Sana palagi ganyan smile mo. 😘😘😘
Isa pa lang to, paano na yung mga mommies na more than 1 ang anak at wala din kasama sa bahay? Galing ninyo mga momsh, saludo ako sa inyo! Kakayanin ko din to! 😘😘