Binignit: A Healthy ‘Good Friday’ Snack


Good Friday is supposed to be the ultimate fasting day for Catholics. But for Filipinos, it’s - more often than not - a “binignit day”. What really is it that makes binignit a Good Friday favorite? In the Visayas and some regions of the Philippines, binignit refers to the combination of sweet potato (kamote), plantain …

Quote of the Day: PERSEVERE


The Chinese are one of the handful civilizations that still keep their ancient traditions and customs up to this day. They formulated proverbs and shared their words of wisdom based on their own life experiences. And such proverbs are handed down to many generations. Here's one proverb that inspires me, which I thought might also …

Quote of the Day: STAY POSITIVE


"People who issue judgments about others are wrapped up in their own issues and blinded by their rigid, narrow beliefs".   These are Lauren Powers' words to refer to the naysayers who try to pull her down. You see, life can be so unkind. How to deal with it is still up to you. It's …

Fun Facts About Sweet Potato

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For today's Fun Facts, let's turn our attention to the sweet potatoes (kamote in the Philippines). February 22 is National Cook a Sweet Potato Day in the United States. Unlike the regular potatoes which are tubers, or underground stems, sweet potatoes are roots. Sweet potatoes are a rich source of fiber when eaten with the …

Why You Should Eat Bananas

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Healthy and delicious, bananas are one of the most common and popular foods worldwide. They are packed with numerous nutrients and are efficient in aiding weight loss, digestion, and heart health Eating just 2 medium-sized bananas a day will do wonders to your health. Watch this! Here's more to bananas. Incredibly inexpensive, the humble bananas …

Quote of the Day: FREEDOM

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Live your life on your own terms. Don't let someone else define you or tell you what you can and can't do. It's your choice! Lauren Powers, the celebrity bodybuilder, says these words in encouraging everyone to pursue their goals. You can find this quote in her book, Beneath the Muscle: Unleash Your Inner Champion. …

Fun Facts About the Starchy Corn

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Here we are anew with the Fun Facts. This time, let me present to you the ubiquitous crop of the Philippines and in other parts of the world - the starchy Corn. DID YOU KNOW? Corn is an ingredient in more than 3,500 groceries, from butter to batteries. The starch in corn can be made …

Adrift by Charlie Sheldon – Book Review


A Story of Survival, Hope, and Spirituality Book Review Adrift By Charlie Sheldon Charlie Sheldon's Adrift is a book of multiple stories told from different points of view, beautifully interwoven together to form a compelling tapestry of hope, spirituality, endurance, determination, and survival. Sheldon creates plots that are so alive, they hook the reader tight until …