Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou to release two new books

Celebrity chef Tatung Sarthou rings in the holiday season bearing gifts for everyone. The author-restaurateur is releasing not one but two follow-ups to his bestselling Simpol The Cookbook. 

First in the back-to-back release is Simpol Kitchen Secrets, a guidebook on cooking skills and techniques. Here, Chef Tatung breaks down the fundamentals of culinary arts for everyone’s easy reference. It is told through over 100 recipes, 200 kitchen tips, and 600 colored photos and artwork. 

The second is Baking Simpol, a cookbook with 100 recipes for desserts, pieces of bread, and pastries. Chef Tatung, who has earned praises for his innovative takes on dessert classics such as bibingka cheesecake, tsok-Nut cake, and pichi-pichi with torched queso de bola topping, lays down the art, crumb by crumb, to satisfy your sweet tooth any time, any day. 

“’Yung culinary knowledge natin it belongs to the people. Kasi hindi naman orihinal na ideya na nanggaling sa akin. Hindi naman siya kaalaman na ako ‘yung nakadiskubre,” says Chef Tatung. 

“Kung ako natutunan ko siya dahil may mga taong nagturo sa akin, may mga taong nag-share sa akin, bakit ko ipagkakait sa tao na matuto din?” 

So, for those who are looking to elevate their Christmas feast or just searching for the perfect Secret Santa gift, Chef Tatung has you covered just in time. 

Simpol Kitchen Secrets will be out by November 30. This shall be followed by Baking Simpol two weeks later. Both books will be available locally and abroad through Lazada, Shopee, Amazon US, Amazon Canada, Amazon SG, and eBay. 

The two titles shall be published under Vertikal Books, a boutique press specializing in the creative nonfiction genre, specifically culinary content. 

Simpol Kitchen Secrets and Baking Simpol shall be the fifth and sixth books penned by Chef Tatung. His previous works have won the prestigious World Gourmand Awards in Paris, France. Last October, two of his bestselling books, Rice to the Occasion: Kanin to Kakanin and Simpol: The Cookbook, were also featured in the Frankfurt Book Fair, one of the largest and oldest trade fairs for books and content in the world. 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Kleenfant Baby Products is Available on Shopee

One of my discoveries since I had Khali is Kleenfant. I first knew about it as a wet wipes product and I loved how colorful the packaging was and how cheerful it looked. Thankfully, it's easy to purchase because it's available in their flagship shop on Shopee. 

Kleenfant is a brand that aims to provide quality consumable baby products that are affordable yet the safest they could be. This is perfect not just for toddlers and babies but also for adults. The good thing is that this is Pedia and Dermatologically approved. The wipes are made in Korea and comes with FDA Certification. 

However, there is more to Kleenfant than just the wipes. 

Antibacterial Laundry Wash - Provide the MOST NATURAL and SAFEST detergent that cares for our babies. This prevents rashes and irritation to their most sensitive skin. Effectively removes milk stains and dirt while providing gentleness on Mommy's hands. 

Extra Care Fabric Softener -  Kleenfant natural fabric softness and let our baby enjoy the fluffy, comfortable feeling with Kleenfant EXTRA CARE Fabric Softener. Specially made with loving NATURAL INGREDIENTS proving it SAFE and GENTLER for our little one's delicate skin. 

Unscented Baby Wipes - Kleenfant baby wipes are made with extensive safety standards  which restricts a range of potential harmful ingredients to ensure our  wipes are gentle on your baby's delicate skin.

They also have new items such as the Diaper Changing SprayBedtime Massage Oil (60ml) Tiny Bottle Lavender Scent SleepTime Skincare Remedies for Baby, and the Happy Tummy Massage Oil (60ml) Tiny Bottle Anti Colic Calm Skin care Remedies for Baby. 

It seems that Kleenfant is slowly covering everything that you may need for your baby and I for one am loving it! 

Make sure to download the Shopee app so you can take advantage of potential sales and discounts that will be available on the official Kleenfant Store

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

BREYLEE, Premium Beauty on a Budget

We all know that the pandemic has taken a toll on all of us. Truth be told, a lot of us let go of our skincare routine because we stayed home. Now that we are starting to go out again and venture out, it's time to get back on track and start taking care of our skin once more. 

Good thing I discovered BREYLEE, a brand that gives premium skincare but on a budget. 

From hair care to makeup, Shopee Beauty has all your makeup and skincare needs! Enjoy the most exclusive deals up to 90% off, new launches, and exciting offers fit from various brands for every makeup & skincare haul--only from Shopee Beauty!

BREYLEE Acne Treatment Serum

A skin-soothing, acne-clearing serum that helps repair damaged skin. The formula is mild, rich in camellia sinensis leaf extract and lots of plant extract, it is refreshing and not greasy, can be easily absorbed. Continue using 7-14 days, it will effectively treat and remove acne and pimples, and will help to eliminate skin damage, shrink pores, improve acne-causing acne and soothe skin.

BREYLEE Pomegranate Eye Mask 60pcs / 30pairs

Red pomegranate essence is refreshing and antioxidant. Lighten the dark eye circles, whiten and brighten the skin around the eyes. Nourish deeply with high activity small molecule hyaluronic acid, leaving the skin around the eyes moisturizing and bright.

BREYLEE Face Cream

Comes in four different variants:

1. BREYLEE Vitamin C 20% Whitening Face Cream 40g - A rich yet lightweight cream that brightens skin by reducing melanin and limiting melanin production.

2. BREYLEE Retinol Lifting / Firming Face Cream 40g - A youth-enhancing neck and face cream that helps fight the signs of aging with retinol.

3. BREYLEE Hyaluronic Acid  Face Moisturizer Cream 40g - Packed with nourishing and repairing ingredients, restores skin suppleness and elasticity with intense hydration.

4. BREYLEE Acne Treatment Face Cream 20g -  Featuring a blend of tea tree oil, centella asiatica extract, and witch hazel extract, this is an effective treatment cream that clears up acne while moisturizing and repairing skin.

I just ordered everything on this list and I am so excited to try and review everything.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

Shop at Pampers this 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

It's the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale which means it's time to take advantage of so many promotions and one of them has to be Pampers. I am always on the lookout for this because Pampers has the XXXL diapers which fit my baby and this is one of the few diapers that can actually hold his pee since he is a heavy wetter. 

Also, there are the super cute Christmas boxes that they have available which is so hard to resist! Here are some of the ones that I actually like. 

[CHRISTMAS BOX] Pampers Baby Dry New Born (Up to 11 lbs) - 40 pcs x 2 pack (80pcs) - Taped Diapers

This is a LIMITED TRAVEL EDITION! Perfect for newborns up to 5kg or 11lbs. This is specially designed to protect newborn delicate skin. 

It has a breathable layer to let the hot air out and is made with light and breathable materials to let air flow through. It also has 2x stretch materials that gently hug the baby for just the right fit and prevent leaks. 

The best part, it has a wetness indicator ─ changes color from yellow to blue when the baby has peed. 

[Christmas Box] Pampers Baby Dry Pants XL 78s

This one is perfect for those whose baby weights 12-17kg or 26-37lbs. It has an easy-on and easy tear-off feature. Pampers Pants makes changing easy for active babies which admittedly is super hard for Moms. 

It also comes with magic gel channels that help to evenly distribute and lock away wetness to prevent bulk and sagging and an all-around stretchy waistband that moves with the baby for a customized fit and helps prevent leakage. 

[Christmas Box] Pampers Baby Dry Pants Medium 102s

This is perfect for babies with a weight capacity of 6-11kg or 13-24 lbs. 

The thinner and faster-absorbing diapers this has helped in preventing diapers to sag which can be uncomfortable for babies. It's also breathable and lets the hot air out coz it's made with light breathable materials to let air flow through and keep the baby comfortable. 

Best of all,  the diaper is shaped to gently hug the baby with just the right fit and prevent leaks. It even has baby lotion which acts as a protective barrier to soothe the baby’s skin. 

Take advantage of this promo by downloading the Shopee app if you still haven't and hoard now! 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Perfect Gift for Moms and Babies this Christmas

If you're on Shopee and you are a Mom, we have the perfect treat for you this Christmas.  You can join the Shopee Mom’s Club which is a community created to provide the best deals so parents and soon-to-be parents can give the best to their children. 

Take for example this bundle from Unilever. It contains everything that a Mom and baby can enjoy when having their bath time bonding moments. 

Shopee Mom’s Club also has other benefits which you can take advantage of such as welcome gifts, exclusive discounts, and vouchers. You can also easily find the items that you need through their curated collections and learn from Mom-centric Livestream topics. 

For me though, it's the brand exclusive discounts that I truly love the most. Score huge discounts from Unilever Beauty at Shopee Mom's Club Mondays. 

Become a Shopee Mom’s Club member now! Sign up at to get your exclusive deal from Unilever Beauty!

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Gratitude # 20

The past two weeks have been filling, literally. We stuffed ourselves silly and I can feel the weight gain. Ugh.

I finally have almost all of the stuff that I have been dreaming about for a year now. Yes, it took me a year to go ahead and buy them because I really wanted to make sure that I wasn't doing an impulse buy.

I finally got Christmas themed pillow cases. I figured that since we celebrate Christmas here from November to January, it'll be put to good use 3 months a year. 

I also bought these green cookware set, green water heater, and pink thermos to match what I already had at home. These bring me so much joy when I look at it. 

For the first time in 40 years, I finally have an authentic COACH bag. This was a gift from my in laws and it felt so nice to have one. I know that I could never make myself buy one because it's too expensive but it's nice to actually have one.

This mirror was one of my dream mirrors for the longest time.Now, I finally have it and it looks as pretty as I imagined it to be.

This candle warmer and essential oil stands have been on my list for the longest time. It used to be so expensive so when it finally went on sale, I made sure that I caught it. Trust me when I say that it brings me so much joy.

I was also able to have all my 6 cats and 1 dog have the anti-rabies vaccine and they were also all given anti-flea medicines to make sure that they will all be healthy.   

My son also had his second dose of the COVID vaccine. I feel a little bit more secure now. 

I also wanna say thank you to the different brands that have sent over products to be reviewed over the past two weeks. Your trust means a lot. 

Rebisco, Organic Wipes, Attipas, Lunguard, Venus Rose, Harmony and Wellness Soaps, Hansel Osaka Style Pink Vanilla, House of Rendang, CDO, Shopee, FWD, Tiny Buds, and Ohayo Blends. 

My heart  is so full. 

I also learned that I am top 24 in MOMMY BLOGS. I am absolutely floored!

I've also been able to dispatch two batches of diamond painting to Gabriela and to a school shelter in Lepanto. It felt so nice to be able to do this. This was me sorting with one of my angels. 

I was also given the chance to share my experiences and learnings to a group of Momfluencers. I'd like to think that they learned something based on feedback that I received. 

I also got to cook a really savory dish for the first time. Even I found it really good and I am my own worst critic. My husband loved it so much he made sure that we set aside something for him to bring to work. 

And ending this with a photo of my youngest who managed to nail my RBF. Hahahaha.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Brands that are Khali Approved Part 2

Over a year ago, I made the first Brands that are Khali Approved Post.  Since then, there has been so many changes, discoveries, failures, and wins when it comes to products that Khali uses. 

A lot of people have asked what we used on our baby so I decided to make a new post of brands that are Khali approved.

1. Cetaphil Baby 

Khali has found a new love. Swinging. All-day, he does nothing but swing, run, and swing. This means that he ends up sweating a lot which can sometimes trigger his hives. We sometimes have to bathe him at least 5x in a day. Thankfully, Cetaphil Baby products can be used for frequent washing without drying out the skin. In fact, it keeps skin moist and hydrated.

I use Cetaphil Baby Moisturising Bath & Wash to wash him and make sure all dirt is removed. Afterward, I follow it up with Cetaphil Baby Advanced Protection Cream. I make sure that I cover all his exposed skin because these are most prone to hives and really dry patches.

Combined, these 2 products work hand in hand in providing more moisturization and soothing ingredients to address the dry, irritated skin of babies so Khali can safely play all day.

I really love the fact that it's so gentle on Khali's skin because of its 5-fold protection. It checks all the boxes – gentle, soothing, hypoallergenic, helps seal in moisture, and protects baby’s skin barrier.

Cetaphil Baby Moisturising Bath & Wash contains aloe vera and almond oil to moisturize and soothe dry, irritated skin. Cetaphil Baby Advance Protection Cream, on the other hand, contains organic calendula and shea butter to reduce discomfort from dry, chaffed skin.

2. Tempra 

Every single time my son gets sick, I make sure that I have my medicine kit with me, and inside I have Paracetamol Tempra.

Buti na lang ngayon meron na ring Tempra Cool Touch. It has 10 hours cooling effect that helps manage fever. Super important ito kasi reliable partner ito for us mommies sa pagmamanage ng fever ni baby.

3. Bio-Fit Plus

Since Khali was 6 months old, we have only used one vitamin for him and that is Bio-Fit Plus Vitamins and Minerals. Now that he's almost 2 years old, I still use it because it's really good for him. 

He eats a lot, rarely gets sick, sleeps a lot, and is strong as a bull. Bio-Fit Plus has Folic Acid, Vitamin C, and Zinc. This is also approved by his pediatrician which makes me trust it more. 

So if you want your baby to be as healthy, tall, and strong as my baby, start using BioFit Plus.

4. Organic Baby Wipes

My son has really sensitive skin. He would erupt in hives or have really bad spots if I use wipes that have chemicals on them so even with the wipes that I use on his skin, I am careful.

Good thing there's Organic Baby Wipes which is the 1st organic baby wipes in the Philippines. Organic baby wipes are infused with organic aloe vera, known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, to prevent nappy rash. 

What’s more, because they are organic, these baby wipes contain NO HARSH CHEMICALS and are hypoallergenic. NO PARABEN, NO ALCOHOL, NO CHLORINE, and NO HARSH CHEMICALS. It is also 100% biodegradable. The material of the wipes is plant-based so it's good even for Mother Earth.

These are the brands that we use on a daily basis with Khali. I hope that it helps another Mom out there who may be on the lookout for brands recommended by Mom and kids. 

Remember though to always consult with your pediatrician.