AUGhost: 500+ Days into the Pandemic

Welcome to the 2nd Issue of #MakeEverydayAwesome Newsletter by Our Awesome Planet!

Time flies so fast. We are now 500+ days into the pandemic and facing Season 3 of Manila’s Lockdown aka Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) this August 6. Being at home, we get to enjoy and see our kids grow throughout the quarantine season. We get to know their quirks, what they love and what makes them pikon. We get to have family lunch dates and dinner together and on weekends, endless movie nights.

I love this story from the gospel today.

At once Jesus spoke to them, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Peter said to him in reply, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened; and, beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” After they got into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying, “Truly, you are the Son of God.”

Matthew 14:27-33:

This pandemic will get worse before it gets better and we have to prepare mentally and spiritually with a focus on Christ and the loving support of our family and the community.

I’m focusing on creating a series on how to become a digital entrepreneur during this new economy. What works and what does not work? What are the new skills you need to learn? How can we teach the next Filipino Generation Z to thrive in a post-pandemic world.

Any suggestions?

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Do you Believe in the AUGhost Month?

Chinese believes that ghosts roam the earth every August and this year it happens from August 8 to September 6. 2021. The spirits jailed in hell are paroled for 1 month during the 7th lunar month to feast on the people on earth.

No new businesses are started during this period and all contracts should be signed before the start of the ghost month. You have to be extra careful during this period because a lot of people die and are taken by ghosts. Coincidentally, the Delta surge is happening now and we need to make sure to get fully vaccinated and stay at home.

Some say this is also the best time to watch the latest horror series and most notably:

Fear Street Trilogy: Part One 1994, Part Two 1978, and Part Three 1666 by Netflix
Evil (TV Series) Season One and current Season Two streaming at Paramount+
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It by HBO MAX

I’m scared of watching horror movies but I justify it because I’m curious about how to win in a spiritual battle against the evil one. It is highly recommended that you are in the State of Grace when watching horror movies and to keep the sacramentals like holy water, holy oil, and holy salt around you to protect you.

I don’t believe in Ghost Month but it does not hurt to be extra careful during this time.

(Now your turn — Do you believe in the Ghost Month? Message me)

Best Gelato in Manila! #AwesomeCertified

Enjoy the cold fruity creamy gelato by the best gelato in Manila! @gelatomanila

We had fun shooting these babies with some of our rooftop0-grown dragon fruit, our neighbor’s manga, market-fresh avocado, and Ate Uday’s tapioca pearls.

✅ Mango Passion Fruit (vegan) – love the sweetness of the mango in contrast with the tartness of the passion fruit.

✅ Avocado (vegan) – we love eating it like an avocado overload with fresh avocado ala mode style. The gelato tastes like the avocado fruit itself – ang sarap!

✅ Dragon Fruit Sorbet (vegan) – the best dragon fruit sorbet we tried that is the closest to its fruity flavor. Add some fresh Dragon fruit slices for maximum enjoyment.

✅ Homemade Taho (vegan) – better than the chilled taho version and add your tapioca pearls to fix your taho craving!

The Story of Gelato Manila
by Zarah Manikan, Chef & CEO / Gelato Manila

Gelato Manila is a premium HOMEMADE gelato. Everything I conceptualize and put in the recipes is inspired, produced, and perfected at home for my loved ones (including close, close friends)! I am an R&D person at heart, a home baker through and through, and Gelato Manila is where my home recipes get made into products that I can share with everyone. Small batches, small quantities with very high labor and attention to detail.

When I started Gelato Manila, my two boys (15 and12) made the gelato with me, preparing ingredients, chopping fruits, churning and scooping, packing the gelato, and cleaning up. We were in lockdown and we made the most out of it, loving the production process and bonding together, just keeping positive and making the best of what we had. This is when we thought: our Gelato was truly homemade.

Gelato Manila
Gelato Shop
📍Made fresh in Laguna 🇵🇭
To order, visit our link
Instagram: @gelatomanila

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Awesome 10X Invest: 🔴 Buying Tencent Below 430 HKD

Watch: 🔴 Global Market Update (Aug 3, 2021) with Nikki Yu

Buying Tencent Below 430 HKD (Trading range sell 475 above) (700HK or $TCEHY)

China continues its China Big Tech reckoning and recently dubbed online gaming as a “spiritual opium” likened to the effects of addictive drugs which affected China gaming companies like Tencent and Netease.

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Awesome! LIVE: 🔴 The Passionate Story of LEREN MAE BAUTISTA

Watch: 🔴 LEREN MAE BAUTISTA: The Passionate Story of the Laguna Representative for the Miss Universe PHIL

Leren Mae Magnaye Bautista (born January 28, 1993) is a Filipino model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned in several major pageants such as Mutya ng Pilipinas Asia Pacific International 2015 and Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2019. She represented the Philippines at the Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2015 where she was crowned as the winner and at The Miss Globe 2019 pageant where she placed as 2nd Runner-Up.

Bautista, a Los Baños, Laguna maiden carried the banner for the home squad as she bested 29 other aspirants for the top plum Mutya ng Pilipinas-Asia Pacific International during the coronation ceremonies at Resorts World Manila’s Newport Performing Arts Theater in Pasay. Leren has also won local titles prior to Mutya such as Miss Los Baños 2013 and Bb. Laguna 2014. She has two siblings and she is the youngest and the only girl. She finished high school at Trace College and graduated from the Colegio de San Juan de Letran Calamba with a degree in Marketing Management.

Bautista was announced as one of the official delegates for Miss Universe Philippines 2021 on July 19, 2021.

Live an Awesome Life with Christ,

Founder & Digital Creator, Our Awesome Planet

Disclosure: Thanks to Nikkei Team for the experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. Check out Mommy Mundo’s Meaningful Connections this August

On August 14 and 15, 2021, Mommy Mundo is set to host its second 2021 run of Expo Mom online. The fourth online version of the popular event created by the mom community in the country, Expo Mom: Meaningful Connections will be a two-day online conference featuring momfluencers, expert speakers, great shopping deals, games, and more!

This August, Expo Mom’s theme is Meaningful Connections, focusing on technology, which is the overarching theme of the quarter and part of the community’s year long campaign that encourages moms to Mind your Mind. Becoming more mindful and purposeful of the technology around us and how it can serve to help nurture our relationships and support meaningful connections.

The event will feature experts as well as experienced momfluencers to discuss topics that revolve around relationships and connections, with our children, spouses or partners, be tackling topics associated with the social aspects of moms lives, such as Single Parenting, Dealing with Household Help, Establishing Connections Through Tech, Why Moms Need Their Girlfriends, amongst others! Popular faces and names from around the country will be taking the online stage to discuss all these, to be revealed gradually through the Mommy Mundo Social Media accounts, as the event draws close.

On the event days, Expo Mom online will hold their ever-popular shopping event and shopping segments, as part of Mommy Mundo’s endeavour to support mompreneurs. Brands owned by mompreneurs will get the spotlight, and Expo Mom attendees can avail of special flash deals on event days only!

For over a decade, Mommy Mundo has been the leading resource for moms and dads all over the country, supporting them in every stage of parenthood through useful online content and a variety of events that seek to both teach and provide resources for both new and veteran parents. Expo Mom is Mommy Mundo’s flagship event. Now in its 13th year, it was originally hosted live in various spaces around the country, but has moved online since August 2020.

Both online and offline, the event supports Mommy Mundo’s non-profit corporation, Momshare, in its outreach projects for underprivileged families.

Expo Mom Online 2021: Meaningful Connections is free to watch via Facebook Live.
Expo Mom Online 2021: Meaningful Connections is co-presented by Baby Dove, PLDT Home, and Sanofi Pasteur; sponsored by Photobook Philippines; with media partners InqPop,, Manila Bulletin, Our Awesome Planet, When In Manila, and The Asian Parent; and community partners Camp Explore and Kindermusik Philippines.

For a full list of sponsors, partners, and participating brands, visit

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