Covid Swab Test: Positive or Covid Scare during the Flu Season?

Day 1. Let me share with you what happened to me this early part of Aughost.  I experienced a slight pain in my throat the night of August 1.  I just shrugged it off as I thought it would be gone the next day because this usually happens to me.  But when I woke up … Continue reading Covid Swab Test: Positive or Covid Scare during the Flu Season?

Studying in Spain for College or Masters? (A Filipino Parent’s Dilemma)

Aidan is at Grade 8 now and we are starting to consider options on where to send him to college. I like our sons to establish their roots in Manila, studying in the best university for Engineering, Computer Science and Multimedia Arts—De La Salle University. Studying in the US was not really an option because … Continue reading Studying in Spain for College or Masters? (A Filipino Parent’s Dilemma)

MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

As featured 10 Most Awesome NEW (Franchised) Restaurants in Manila 2016! MAKANSUTRA, the famous Singaporean Hawker Market by K.F. Seetoh, has finally re-opened in Manila together with local partners J.J. Yulo and Chef Him Uy de Baron. It first launched in Manila Ocean park in 2009 and re-opened after the successful 2016 World Street Food Congress held … Continue reading MAKANSUTRA MANILA: Foodie Date Guide to @Makansutra (A Review) @SMMegamall

10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30’s!

Favor: For those who are 47+ years old and above, hope you can answer this survey on Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 40’s (Copyright: Prometeus / 123RF Stock Photo) When I turned 30 in 2004, I had married my hottie college crush, worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines, and lived the life I … Continue reading 10 Life Lessons on Living Awesomely in Your 30’s!

The Birth of YSRAEL GABRIEL “Baby Yugi” (A Photo Essay) @AsianHospital

Happy Birthday to our 4th son, Ysrael Gabriel Uy Diaz! He was born on July 15, 2014, 4.09am, a day before typhoon Glenda arrived in Manila. We’re happy that our family is now complete, after waiting for Baby Yugi for 39 weeks. 🙂 Rache woke up at 1.50am with strong contractions every 3 minutes, so we … Continue reading The Birth of YSRAEL GABRIEL “Baby Yugi” (A Photo Essay) @AsianHospital

Our Awesome Adventures 2013: ♪ Because I Knew You ♩ I Have Been Changed For Good!

2013 was an awesome year of travel for the family! Here’s a tribute to the good memories and to the awesome friends we’ve met during our travels.  This photo essay is set to the words of our favorite Wicked song, “For Good” — the finale duet by Elphaba and Glinda about making a difference in … Continue reading Our Awesome Adventures 2013: ♪ Because I Knew You ♩ I Have Been Changed For Good!

[FAMEALY MATTERS] The Secret to Success: Eating Intimately with the Family

Finally, it’s out! I’m excited to be part of the FaMEALy Matters Book (50-Plus Stories of Everyday Intimacy at the Family Dining Table) compiled by Francis Kong.  It was indeed a worthwhile effort to compile the inspirational family dining stories of successful Filipinos of our generation. You have to read this book 🙂

FAVOR: Can you Vote for Our Awesome Planet in the 2012 Tatt Awards?

THE ONE. Nothing says “best blogger” like the recipient of this award. One of the most respected, the best of the best—and simply, the awesomest of them all. It is an honor to be one of the finalists for “The One” and “The Explorer” in the 2012 T@tt Awards, one of the most prestigious Social … Continue reading FAVOR: Can you Vote for Our Awesome Planet in the 2012 Tatt Awards?

Our Awesome Story! A Comic Biography

Read First: Comic Biographies – a Cool Way to Immortalize your Life and Love Story Our Awesome Story – by Jose Gamboa JB Gamboa is a comic artist famous for Comic Biographies. He is known in the artists’ circle for his first comic biographies entitled, Laban. A Love Story and  Pacquiao: Winning In & Out of … Continue reading Our Awesome Story! A Comic Biography

Awesome Planner 2012 – The Food and Travel Guide

Updated 12/6/11: Here is the photo and a size perspective of the 6×8 Awesome Planner.  Dear Traveling Foodie,  Mabuhay from Our Awesome Planet! 2012 is the year of the Foodie Road Trips. There’s no better way to have a grand year than by experiencing the awesome foodie havens that our country has to offer. This … Continue reading Awesome Planner 2012 – The Food and Travel Guide