Entries by thebusyqueenp

Whip up New Dishes for the New Year!

 As a homemaker, I already have my favorite brands of ingredients. Admittedly, I’m quite skeptical about trying other products because those that I normally buy are tried and tested in making my pasta specialties like spaghetti Bolognese and carbonara. However, I’m also frustrated that I serve almost the same dishes every time there’s a gathering […]

Choose Healthy for the Holidays

  Everybody is busy, busy, busy! Our social calendars are filled with Christmas parties, reunions and annual meet-ups with friends and family. For the ladies who are hosting festive soireés in their homes, the challenge is to come up with a menu that guests will enjoy. Unfortunately, this is the time of the year when […]

Fall in Love with Folded & Hung’s Holiday Collection

Whew! What a hectic week! I sat front row on the first day of the four day long Manila Fashion Festival (MFF).  The Marquee at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel was teeming with designers, fashion enthusiasts, buyers and the press.  All of us were there to watch the much talked about fashion spectacle of the year.  […]

The Deconstruction of Joel Escober

  I’ve been perusing different  accessories, purses and  shoes for the past fifteen minutes. My heart beats a little faster as I ask to take a closer look at one of the more intricate neckpieces. How absolutely gorgeous, I think to myself.  Then I  move on to inspect the clothes by the display window.  A […]

Athleisure by Avel Bacudio

 Whew! What a hectic week! I sat front row on last show of the four day long Manila Fashion Festival (MFF).  The Marquee at the Edsa Shangrila Hotel was teeming with designers, fashion enthusiasts, buyers and the press.  All of us were there to watch the much talked about fashion spectacle of the year.  Aptly […]

A Grand Salute to Teachers

  Many children dream of becoming doctors, lawyers, or engineers. Some who are artistically inclined see themselves as sculptors, pianists or painters.  Still others desire to be beauty queens, racecar drivers or even  poets. The beauty of youth is such that one feels anything and everything can be achieved. But nobody ever became anybody just […]

Take Me Back to Mario’s

An old favorite attracts a new generation of diners. I remember Mario’s back in the 80’s.  Situated at the very heart of Tomas Morato, it was the citadel of all celebrations.  My most unforgettable memory, however, was waiting for almost an hour for a table on Valentine’s Day.  My boyfriend then (husband now)I agreed it […]

All Dolled Up

 I don’t see it being sold now in toy stores, but back in the day all the little girls played with paper dolls. Our pulp mannequins normally came with a stand so we could dress them up easily with paper clothes, of course. I remember being so obsessed with precision cutting. My blunt edged scissors […]

Eyes Wide Shut

  Did you know that the hours of uninterrupted sleep you get each night weighs heavily  on how long you’ll live?  Research suggests that a person who regularly gets less than seven hours of nocturnal slumber is likely to experience negative effects on his cardiovascular, immune, endocrine and nervous systems.  Side effects of sleep deprivation […]

A Feast of the Islands’ Flavors

  If there’s one thing that majority of Pinoys can’t live without –it’s Filipino food.  It’s a common practice for our kababayans to stuff their luggage with tuyo (dried fish), bagoong (shrimp paste) and taba ng talangka (crab fat) when they visit their relatives abroad.  Some hand carry polvoron, chocnut, dried mangoes and other delicacies […]