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Philippine Park:Tasty Tempura Sauce

Parks in the Philippines are usually crowded on the weekends. Kids don’t have classes and some parents don’t go to work making it a rightful occasion to visit the park and play like the other kids.

The fun slide that my son used to play with the other kids on the park.

But what really excites me and my husband is not the park itself but the tempura that is sold just in any corner of the park. They make the playground livelier and what makes it salable is the tasty sauce normally in its sweet and spicy combination to give a varied taste for the kids and the adults.

Lame Ang Sauce Tilaw Lang means ” The Sauce Is Tasty, Just Try”

The tempura stand is made up of a three-wheeled bike that can easily be drawn anywhere the owner wants.

Yes, the owner can move the cart just anywhere in the place. Cart owners normally carry with them orange juice or soda to pair with the tempura they’re selling. For some they even have more snacks for the kids to choose from that includes corned chips, popcorn, corn grits, salted peanuts, biscuits and many more.

My son love tempura most with a sweetened sauce. He can’t endure the spicy one. A stick normally cost 10 pesos that around 25 cents in dollar so it’s not that expensive for parents to have. Very affordable I thought.

It costs 10 pesos a stick or more or less 25 cents in dollar. Affordable and delicious.


Posted by on September 16, 2012 in Family, Filipinos, Philippines, Relationships


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Older Woman, Younger Man in Marriage

The world has changed a lot and it keeps changing. The past was far beyond the present. And the changes are quite obvious.

Centuries ago, men normally searched for women at least in their age or mostly younger than them. This is due to the norms in the past, making women subject for men. Men in the past ruled and dominated, making them the authority at home as well as in the society. At that time woman’s opinion are rarely accepted. And mostly, they are rejected and taken without importance.

Since people evolved in their way of living, concepts, views and approaches also transcend. The present turns out to be the total opposite of the past at times.

Today, relationships and even marriages is assimilated adversely by most conservatives. And one of the issues which are commonly misunderstood is the marriage between an older woman and a younger man.

Unavoidably true, men nowadays tend to look for woman older than them. A few contradict but the trend is unstoppable. In America and in some parts of Europe, the case is not already taken as an issue. Recently, a few in some parts of Asia embraces it.

Among them, thousands of couple is believed to be successful. It proves that huge age gaps and age differences between spouses don’t really affects the success in marriage.

How many old people act immature? How many older husbands pass their burdens to their younger wives? And how many marriages turn out happy even in the huge differences? It’s the understanding and love that matters not the said differences.

Perhaps, the world has opened its eyes and considers things even if it’s far beyond the norms. I for one agree that age doesn’t matter but the maturity of the person does.



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Why believe in Marriage?

Why do people think marriage is the only way to make people happy? It’s true, many people get married before considering the ’til death do us part’ phrase. But why believe in marriage?

Well, aside from the fact that we still fill little girl’s heads with dreams of being the center of attention and a magical prince charming on a white horse, that is still the whole legal and children issue. But did you get stood up on the altar? Or go through a painful separation?

If so, I feel very sorry for you, but I still think marriage is a special thing. My marriage is an incredibly important relationship and God provides the glue that holds it together.  I realize that things in married life is complicated.

Honestly until now, I am in the flight risk with the fear of falling. Funny, Taylor Swift’s line in her song “Mine” and continues, Wondering why we bothered with love if it never lasts.

Can we still believe in marriage? Well, I remember one night when I was with my husband in that poor worn out veranda we have in our humble home, talking and holding hands with him while the children was still falling asleep. That was the moment when I felt so caressed by a man and said to myself, I will hold on and make it last.

I believe in marriage as well as I believe in my husband. I believe that we will not only share a five-year-marriage together but grow old with it.


Posted by on December 30, 2010 in A Piece of Advice, Family, Trust


The Wife and The Head of the Family

Lioness in nature hunts and brings food for her cubs. On the other hand the male lion just keep watch. I never thought this could happen in a real life situation with humans.

Generally, when we speak of mothers, it always connotes the taking care of the children and the nourishing part. But all things change when women started to gain their rights in the society and be counted like men do. It was all because of their crave for respect that pushes women to stand up and be somebody at home, in a community and even in a country. Until women change, the responsibility also change.

Nowadays, how many wives counting myself are no longer staying at home the whole day to keep every house clean? How many mothers who are no longer enhance to take care of their children?  I admit, I am one of them. But worse than that, how many wives turn out to be the head of the family? Shocking, isn’t it? I am and I know a few who are on the same boat with me.

This isn’t an isolated situation in the world today. This is a phenomenon already.  Women  and their leadership at home is in dilemma. Yes, they are.

But how is it like to be a woman and the head of the family ? I’m sure it’s tough. If it is laborious to stay at home, it is more strenuous to be at work and provide for the family while the people around never understand what you’re doing.

Why do people appraise your doings by the norms of the society? In my country, I am one of the few women that is working for the family. I feel and do as if my family is my responsibility. That is fine. I can, I believe. But what I didn’t understand are the people that think it’s wrong.

Is it a choice? Sometimes but most of the time it’s not. Sometimes it’s the only way to make your family survive. So, you don’t have any choice but to take the path that others don’t. Is it wrong? No, I believe it’s not. I still find time to be with my family and take care of them. There is no one that can replace the sensitivity and the touch of a mother. But at times you have to think, they need more than touch. They need the food on the table and their survival in this world. And that is better taken cared of if you step forward as a mother and be the head of the family.

Leadership is not meant for one leader alone but allowing others to be one. Do you think a migrating swans who flies to their destination allow only male swans to take the lead? I don’t think so.

To be a wife and be the head of the family is not wrong even if there are still quite a few who couldn’t understand that. Not unless you do that just to escape from your responsibility. Then I will consider it wrong.

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Posted by on December 15, 2010 in Family, Wife


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