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Nowadays, more and more women in third-world countries, if not all over the world prefer to balance family and work life than being a full-time career woman or homemaker.

Apparently, it is tougher to make ends meet in such countries due to a lot of reasons. More flexible family time, lack of maternity leave days, and no parenting or childcare support are just some of them.

It is International Women’s Month and I want to shout out to women all over the world for being such fantastic human beings on this planet.

Thank you for being reliable and powerful as…

Philippines Homeless Children
Philippines Homeless Children
Homeless Children and me. — Image by the Author

Unwanted pregnancies increases in developing countries like the Philippines.

Abandonment of children still rising.

Thankfully enough, there are places that adopted these kids.

Whenever I am in the Philippines especially on my birthday month, I like to visit these types of homes.

There are numerous homes for Children in Davao City itself and other parts of the Philippines.

Each of these Homes for Children is supported by Churches, Schools, and individual volunteers that consist of 150 to 200 capacity in one area.

The Homes has more than a handful of activities to do such as handy crafting, gardening, and other…

how to make fresh popiah
how to make fresh popiah
Popiah by the Author

Popiah is a Teochew word that means “thin pancake”. Popiah is also similar to a thin paper-like crepe wrapper.

It’s stuffed with a filling made of cooked vegetables and meats.

When deep-fried, the crispy roll is more commonly known as spring roll, but if the wrapper is as it is, it is known as popiah.

You will see popiah in most Singapore hawker centers. In Vietnam and Thailand, popiah is also a popular dish.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines, the fresh and fried popiah, we called it in general as Lumpia. Either fried or fresh.

Popiah is a food of Southeastern…

Image of Chicken Rice Set I ordered from the Chicken rice stall which you can find almost anywhere in Singapore

One of my favorite meals in Singapore and easy to buy is the Hainanese Chicken rice which you can basically choose certain parts from a cooked chicken.

It may be your first time hearing this dish. According to Wikipedia

Hainanese chicken rice is a dish adapted from early Chinese immigrants originally from Hainan province in southern China.

It is based on a well-known Hainanese dish called Wenchang chicken, which is one of four important Hainan dishes dating to the Qin dynasty.

The first chicken rice restaurants opened in Singapore during the Japanese occupation in World War II when the British…

Thai Style Rice (Beehon) Noodles soup by the Elvie

The above image is a Thai-style beef noodle soup. I love Thai food as much as I love Indian food.

Made of rice noodles, loaded with beef, minced meatballs, basils, lemongrass, and spicy chili flakes that make you eat more.

The fact that this type of noodles is loaded with protein, it also tastes so good that only unique to Thai eateries and restaurants.

This bowl of noodles priced at Singapore $16.00 in a mini restaurant inside the mall.

Sticky Rice With Sweet Thai Mango

I must say, that Philippine mangoes were still the best for me.

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From 2010 until 2016, he served as the Philippines’ 15th President. Aquino was a fourth-generation politician from the Aquino family. PNoy was a political royalty in the Philippines.

He was the son of two political legends. His demise was verified by his family yesterday afternoon, June 24. The cause of death, as said by his sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada, was “renal disease secondary to diabetes.” The Former
President died quietly in his sleep on Thursday morning.

His sisters, Maria Elena (Ballsy), Aurora Corazon (Pinky), Victoria Elisa (Viel), and Kristina Bernadette (Kris), expressed gratitude to PNoy’s



food vendor hawker stalls singapore Elvie lins images
food vendor hawker stalls singapore Elvie lins images
Multi-layer varieties of food display at Hawker stall in Singapore today. Image by Elvie Lins

For the last 3 weeks since I was out of quarantined, finally able to eat out at hawker stalls and dining restaurants here in Singapore.

An Introduction to local food display at the Hawker Stall

  • Fried Fish
  • Fried Chicken
  • HongKong Style Steamed Fish
  • Bitter Gourd with Tofu
  • Stir-fried clams with oyster sauce
  • Steamed Chicken
  • Sweet and sour pork
  • Taugui with Tofu

The tradition that keeps in years.

Image by the author — The ready to eat image of Lechon should look like this

I’ve visited a food stall in Lucky Plaza — the place where Filipino gather and meet especially on Sundays. (not at this time of Covid though).

Apologize to my vegan friends and readers.

Let me introduce to you the Filipino’s all-time favorite food that makes a celebration wholesome.

In most regions of the Philippines, lechón (spelled lechon but also litson or lichon) is traditionally prepared throughout the year for special occasions, festivals, and holidays.

Although it acquired the Spanish name, Philippine Lechon has pre-Hispanic origins as pigs are one of the native domesticated animals…

Cooled Conservatory Complex — ©Elvie Lins

To be honest, I have been living in Singapore for quite a number of years now. It is ashamed to say that I been only to a few parks. Singapore has many Parks and Reservoirs around the Island and they are so well maintained and beautiful.

So today, I share some parks that I usually go to for my fitness.

Marina Promenade

Conveniently located in the heart of Singapore. The best to go for a run or walk here is in the early morning. Before the sunrise. Though many runners are coming here in the evening.


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