Gut-wrenching Quencher๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ‰

Fruits as medicine, when they can be used to allay or ease dis-ease. Have you experienced having stomach discomforts when under pressure, stress or suffering from mild symptoms of gastritis or acid reflux? It’s that feeling of having a burning sensation in your stomach that may not be that painful but very uncomfortable. It’s easier…

DIY Fizzy Antacid

What is an antacid? It is a mixture of substances that are intended to neutralize the increased acidity in the stomach (hyperacidity) or provide relief from acid reflux. With the amount of multifaceted stress brought about by the pandemic, I’m sure many people, already feel the ‘heat’ in the stomach and the painful cramps. Eating…

Stress-free, Solar-powered Island Abode

In the beginning, life in a small island in the Philippines is exciting as well as relaxing with the surrounding pristine sea, fresher air, stunning sunsets and rainbows. The small inconveniences that make the island living different from the urban are tolerable when you don’t stay in the island full-time. It is when you already…

Nature-inspired Haiku

I consider writing haiku as one of my re-creations for reasons mentioned in my RE-CREATION page. No moment is wasted when enjoyed mindfully and preserved through haiku. Haiku is a poem style that has Japanese origin. Nowadays, it is commonly found written in English but still following the Japanese form that is composed of seventeen…

Water Aerobics @ Pool or Sea?

I got out of the wrong side of the bed one morning. I wasn’t ready to get up yet but a loud voice from the pool down below roared up to our suite in the fourth floor and dragged me out from dreamland. I looked down through the window and saw a small group doing…

Tuna-inspired Haiku

What an awe-inspiring scene, to watch from our balcony the proof of the bounty of the sea.Tuna is one of the most common fishes around the island we live in that supports the livelihood of fisherfolks and market vendors. The island people including us, is so blessed to enjoy its umami freshness and gain from…

Physalis, Blueberry, Walnut Oatmeal – Joy Meal #1

Physalis, Blueberry, Walnut Oatmeal Three times a week we have oatmeal for breakfast. Oops, more like brunch because most of the time we have our first meal of the day around 10 to 11 a.m. because we usually get up at 9:30a.m. or a bit later. ๐Ÿ™‚ It works to our advantage because we decrease…

Joy Meals

Let me introduce our JOY Meals: What they are and why they’re called that. JOY Meals are what I call the mood-boosting meals we eat at home. Just one of the important things we need during the pandemic and in adapting to the new normal way of life. Joy meals could help us get into…

Creativity Overdose Prescription

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” `Albert Einstein Creativity, I think is always good. When there’s excess of it, is it still good? Generally, anything in excess is bad. With regards to creativity though, even an excess can be good depending on the situation a person is in. When I was younger it was frustrating for…

A Gift

I received a gift from my husband. This is it, the WordPress website account including the domain name. So, consider this as my first post because this should have been published before my other blogs. Like a child who was gifted a new toy I was so excited to play. It’s nice, this feeling of…

Joyful Distractions

I started a few blog drafts to post here in the Island Lifestyle Blogazine and ended up writing this one that is not among those drafts. Time passes so quickly i wish the pandemic goes along with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s weekend already and all I managed in between minimal household chores, dining out, and writing…