" MOMbisyosa

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Republishing this blog entry I did a few years back

August 8, 2014
Bakit nga kaya ang hirap magpatawad ano? Kasi naapi ka, nasaktan, tinamaan yung ego. Kasi inabuso yung tiwala mo. Kasi paulit ulit...

Marahil kung perfect (hindi nagkakamali) ang isang tao, baka understandable pa na mahirapan siyang mapatawad, kasi may katwiran siyang mag-isip na "Eh, pwede naman na hindi magkamali eh. Tulad ko!" ... pero may ganun ba??


Forgive and be free

Dami din kaya nating kapalpakan. Yet the Lord has always been forgiving...

Hindi nga kaya't ganun din dapat tayo sa kapwa?

Meron pa ngang iba, hinihintay pa na dumating yung paghihingalo bago bitawan yung "I forgive you". Bibitawan din pala, bakit hihintayin pa yung last minute?

Mahirap kung sa mahirap ang magpatawad. Easier said than done. Pero utos ni Lord...

Ang tanong, hindi bagat mas mahirap ang hindi magpatawad? Kasi whether we admit it or not, may dala dala tayong kabigatan sa puso. Isa pa, yung ampalaya sa dibdib natin, pwedeng mamunga until di na natin alam kung bakit miserable ang pakiramdam natin.  Walang peace.  Studies show people unwilling to extend forgiveness to someone who has done them harm will often withdraw from social relationships and tend to experience deep loneliness.

May kalayaan sa pagpapatawad. Ang unang lumalaya ay tayo.

Tama si Lord.

Colossians 3:13
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

December 8, 2018
"Fearless" Update today: (related to the latest episode of Halik on ABS CBN)

So tama si Nanay Dolor, tama si Lino, ganun??? Ang masasabi ko muna dito ay as of this writing, hindi pa natin alam kung nagkapatawaran o nagkabalikan na si Lino at Jade. Kasi pwede naman na kinupkop lang pansamantala dahil sa maselang kalagayan niya. (nakunan na kasi si Jade dati). Peace!

Walang kasing sakit ang pagtaksilan.. Sa daming di magandang nangyari, justified kung mauuwi sa paghihiwalay, even pagkakulong ng nagkasala.

Naisip ko lang: kinasal si Lino at Jade di ba? Nag sign sila ng covenant na "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God's holy ordinance..."

Yung "sickness", hindi ba pwedeng "spiritual sickness"?? The wife has been spiritually sick.

Kung ano man ang tinutumbok ng istorya, napansin ba natin na nasa gitna ang God factor? Mahaba ang scene kung saan makikitang nagdadasal si Nanay Dolor. Then si Lino sa loob ng church...

Posible na piliin ni Lino ang lumaya... hindi kay Jade kundi sa gapos ng hindi pagpapatawad.

Di ko dinadamay si Lord sa usapan, pero di ba?   Tama lagi si Lord.

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Christmas is not christmas til it happens in your heart.

This is my first brave attempt at creating a parodeity! Parodeities are songs with lyrics altered to make them Christian or more Christian. I took a song I like, then out of it, created an accompaniment track, then recorded over the track using a different lyrics. Posted the same in youtube. How I did it? I'll try to put everything together and come up with a post :D. In the meantime, here's sharing the song:

I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I shouldn’t care about the presents
Underneath the Christmas tree
I have peace to fill my stocking
Love to melt away the snow
Just one gift to make me happy
Jesus Christ, my King and Lord
I just want to sing and praise
The Life, the Truth and the way (John 14:6)
The One who’s seen me through,
All I want for Christmas is... You,
I won’t ask so much for Christmas
I’m grateful to be called Your own (2Tim 1:9)
I just want to tell the world that unto us, a Savior’s born (Isa 9:6)
I don’t need too much on Christmas
There is just one thing I need
I'm just gonna keep on waitin’
for that day You’d come again (Matthew 24:4-5; 11; 23-27)
I just want to sing and praise
Meditate, prepare the way
Your promises are true (1 Cor
All I want for Christmas is You

All the world is watching so eagerly everywhere
The sound of trumpet and our rising up in the air
Then everyone will see You
And hear those words come from You
“Father, I present to you my darling bride
For whom I died and who will live forever and ever with me.” (Rev 21:2-4, 9-11,
I just want to fully see Christmas
Being in its rightful place
I just want to worship You and thank You for Your saving grace
I just want to watch and pray, do the best to point the way (Luke
1:17, 12:35-38)
Jesus, I love You, the true meaning of Christmas is You
Ohh All I want for Christmas is... You,
Lord All I want for Christmas is You
Yes Jesus, You're all I want, You're all I want for Christmas
No one else but you, dear Lord...


While waiting for my creative juices to flow, I've decided to just share a fave recipe.   

Hindi madaling magluto... ng masarap!  At minsan, malaki pa ang kailangang gastusin para mapasarap ang luto.  Pero may isa akong recipe na patok na patok talaga! Mura na, madali pang gawin, nutritious pa!

Here's a super yummy soup recipe!   A hit among foodies every single time!

creamy squash soup recipe
Mombisyosa Creamy Squash Soup

Creamy Squash Soup
Pureed squash made creamier with NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream  (Available in Filipino stores all over the world)

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sliced leeks
3 cups cubed squash
2 medium size potatoes, cubed
2 pcs 11g MAGGI Chicken Broth Cube (or a suitable substitute)
2 cups water
1 tetra brick 250ml NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter. Sauté leeks until limp. Add pumpkin and potatoes. Cook for 2 minutes.
Season with MAGGI Chicken Broth Cube. Pour in water and bring to a boil. Cook until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat and let cool.
When cool enough to handle, transfer on a blender and puree until smooth.
Pass the mixture into a strainer to remove any un-dissolved ingredients (optional). Pour back soup into the soup pan and bring to a simmer. Add NESTLÉ All Purpose Cream and cook for another minute. Serve hot.

Carbohydrates (g):21
Protein (g):2.3
Fats (g):14.8

A variation would be to top it up with crispy croutons so you'll have some crunchiness that goes with the soup. Try it!!! You will never ever regret serving it!!!

What quick recipes can you share? Please feel free to post below.

Source - Nestle Recipes website

Friday, December 7, 2018

BEYOND ALL BARRIERS Book - the Perfect Christmas Gift

Looking for a great gift idea for your loved ones this Christmas? Why not an inspirational book for a change??

Mombisyosa recommends "Beyond All Barriers". The book is a compilation of 100 inspiring stories of people from all walks of life. It is the fifth installment of the successful series Coincidence or Miracle?

The book is about everyday miracles told by people who want to share their stories. Whatever their stature, position, economic class, or origin, one thing is clear: God cares for them all. Among the storytellers is Alden Richards (a.k.a. Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr.), who is currently celebrating his newfound A-list celebrity status, thanks to his Eat Bulaga Kalyeserye stint and his (now) millions of AlDub (Alden and Yaya Dub) fans. Kuya Kim Atienza is also in the book and so are other well known personlaities such as Ombudswoman Conchita Carpio Morales, Jun Palafox, GMA7 Chairman Felipe Gozon and others.

The authors of “Beyond All Barriers,” Coincidence or Miracle? V are big names in their fields. Flor Tarriela is chair of Philippine National Bank, and a former Undersecretary of Finance, and holds the distinction of being the first female president of Citibank N.A. Butch G. Jimenez is a senior vice president of PLDT. He is the producer of the award-winning and critically acclaimed movies Jose Rizal and Muro- Ami. He was awarded one of Ten Outstanding Young Men, and Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World. He was also awarded the Agora Market Man of the Year in 2006.

As you read through the stories,you would realize how much God cares for you too. He may not orchestrate His answer the way you want it to be, but rest assured, God always knows what's best.

Please check out the ff. articles on the book:
By Domini Torrevillas (the book editor) 
By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman (blog)
By Marivic Rufino (BW online article)

The book is now available online thru BLINK Order your copies now!


Saturday, September 1, 2018


It's SEPTEMBER!  Which means we have just "officially" entered the Christmas season here in the Philippines!

As we know, the Christmas celebration in the country is reputedly the longest in the world. Come the first day of September, (when the “ber” months of the calendar starts), some radio stations begin playing Christmas carols and this goes on until Valentines Day. It really is a long stretch!

So as early as now, we can start planning our shopping, beginning with the most popular Christmas shopping place:  DIVISORIA!

And don't blink because Divisoria is now being turned into an international shopping hub by the mayor of the city of Manila.

Rather give us a list of shopping tips,  Mombisyosa is sharing one of the most basic tips to you today

Can you share some tips on bargain shopping?

Monday, May 7, 2018


The Handywoman! Sometimes we mombies just can't be stopped taking over a few of the "handyman" tasks around the home. We find it fascinating to do them (astig!) or we get tired of waiting for something to be fixed (busy si hubby). Or maybe, just like me, we love doing things ourselves. There is something about the "doing it myself" factor! We love the happy, "I accomplished it!" feeling of success. Whatever your reason, here are five tips that will make a Handywoman's life easier:

1. Painting tip no. 1 -

Painting hack no. 1

By using a big rubber band or old garter (pwede yung galing sa old puruntong shorts ni mister) to have something to wipe your paintbrush on, maiiwasan ang pagkalat ng pintura sa gilid. The excess paint there almost always causes the lid to get stuck. Ang maganda pa dito, mas even yung distribution ng pintura sa brush at nakakasave dahil wala halos pinturang tutulo sa labas ng lata.

2. Painting tip no,. 2 -
Pinoy life hack
Painting hack no,. 2

Kung gagamit naman ng aerosol paints, mas maigi na gumawa ka muna ng malaking "cover" to avoid accidentally painting on the items surrounding the object that you will do some painting on. A big carton box (see photo) will do. I should know this kasi kamuntik ko ng ma-damage yung kotse namin nung pinintahan ko yung dining chair namin with a black aerosol paint.

3. Drilling tip No. 1 -

handywoman life hack
Handywoman hack

Di ko agad nalaman ito. It should have saved me a lot of cleaning time. Meron pa ring maliligaw na mga powder bits pero konting konti na lang. Be sure madikit yung post-it na gaganitin mo.

4. Drilling tip No. 2 -

pinoy life hacks

I find this ingenious. I remember installing a small toothbrush cabinet at tinantia tantia ko lang. Nagawa ko naman. Ang tibay! Sturdy! Kaso pag sinilip mo yung wall sa likod ng cabinet, ang daming butas!

5. Carpentry tip -

pinoy life hacks

Sino nagsabi na ang suklay ay para sa buhok langgg??

Mga mombies, kaya natin to! Meron ba kayong mga tips and hacks diyan??? Share natin!

Sunday, April 22, 2018


I've always loved the sound of violins.

It will take years to master the violin so I'm telling myself now, be patient!

Do I mean to say I'm learning how to play it??  You bet.   I just enrolled in a formal music school offering 16-session violin lessons.

I will tell you more about my journey soon.  In the meantime, I got some kind of consolation from this entry in the violinlab.com website.

Someone asked:  "I'm 60.  Am I too old to play the violin?"
The Answer:  (and I love it!)   "... the main difference between you and the ten-year-old learning the violin....life. You have one and the ten-year-old doesn't. You have a job, a mortgage, a car payment and a million other obligations vying for your time and preventing you from practicing an hour a day. You (presumably) also don't have a parent standing over you making you practice and/or a teacher doing the same. One of the main reasons kids progress further and faster than adults is simple...they open their case, pull out the violin and bow, and practice. And then they repeat those actions the next day. The toughest obstacle you'll face in learning the violin (with apologies to Nike) is doing it.  Sure, kids may have some advantages but so do you, such as a lifetime of experiences and communication skills. Maybe you've never changed the oil in your car yourself, but if I said, "To start, find a twelve millimeter wrench and crawl under the engine of your car," you would at least have some understanding of my instructions. You would know what a wrench is and where your engine is. Would an eight-year-old?   Music-related trade groups recently began campaigns targeting "recreational music makers." Nowhere could this be more valuable than in the violin world. There's enormous benefit to engaging the brain in new activities through all stages of life. Is sixty too old to learn golf, knitting or skydiving? How about learning computers? Assuming no unknown physical conditions, there's nothing that should keep an older adult from learning the violin. As with most anything in life, you'll go as far as your own talent, practice and dedication will take you."

Need I say more??

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Here’s one that you probably never heard before: Eating fruits (and vegetables) can make you happier, according to research. Scientists from Dartmouth College and the University of Warwick analyzed the eating habits and mental health of more than 80,000 people. The study found that psychological well-being rose with the number of daily servings of fruits and veggies the participants ate.
The researchers reported that measures of well-being—including life satisfaction and happiness—peaked at 7 to 8 servings. Yet the average American eats just 3 servings daily, missing out on both a source of joy and the amazing cornucopia of health benefits these foods offer. Packed with phytonutrients, enzymes, minerals and vitamins, fruits and veggies fight the chronic inflammation that sparks cardiovascular disease.
The antioxidants in these nutritional powerhouses—especially colorful fruits and vegetables—also protect the brain from oxidative stress and free radical damage, helping to keep your brain sharp and ward off diseases and cognitive decline. Here’s a look at some of the best brain-boosting plant foods that make you happy:

The above infographic shows it all - don't worry, be fruity!

Friday, September 19, 2014



Worry implies that we don't quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what's happening in our lives.

There is this powerful truth that asks, "Why worry when we can pray?"