Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Mama Miah's Travel Diaries - Tinuy-an Falls

June 24, 2020 0 Comments
My family and I went to Bislig in Surigao del Sur and we visited the majestic Tinuy-an Falls! I've been wanting to go here and I was glad we visited this place before this pandemic happened.

I think the travel time from Davao City to Surigao del Sur is around 7 to 8 hours, this is just my estimation because I have fallen asleep most of the time during our trip. I have motion sickness and I prefer to just sleep it off or else I might throw up. Hahaha.

Anyways, when we reached Tinuy-an Falls, the place is already jam-packed with visitors from different places especially during summer. It's quite hard to take photo and video of the falls without capturing the people from behind. But I managed to do so by going really near the falls. (LOL)

So, here's a short video of our trip that I made and uploaded on YouTube. 


With my mom, aunt and my daughter.

By the way, Tinuy-an Falls is a NO SMOKING area, so it is prohibited to smoke and also sell cigarettes there. So be careful...
These are just a few of the souvenirs that I have captured. We only bought a few keychains and ref magnets for souvenirs. The locals are also selling pure honeys, so we were also able to buy some and brought it home. :)
 
After we went here, we had lunch and visited the International Doll House which is also located in Bislig, Surigao del Sur before we went back to Davao City.

Portulaca Gilliesii

June 24, 2020 0 Comments
 Portulaca Gilliesii succulents
This little gem is so cute and keeps on blooming almost all throughout the summer time. Portulaca Gilliesii is a drought-tolerant plant that thrives in dry, desert-like and well-drained soil. So basically, it is an easy plant to have with very minimal care.  A perfect succulent for first time collectors.

Portulaca Gilliesii loves the sun! I really love how it's leaves' colors turn from green to reddish-purple when you let them get a full sun exposure. When you left them in a shady corner and would not receive as much sunlight for a while, it's leaves will turn to green with a little red and purple shades, but not as much as when it is in full sun like in the photo above.

This doesn't receive much sunlight. Look at it's leaves and compare it to the photos above. :)

If you want to know how to care of your succulents, here's are the best-seller books about how to take care of your succulents.  This would surely help and guide you on how to properly take care for your plants.


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Happy Father's Day Quotes

June 21, 2020 0 Comments
It's the time of the year again when we celebrate and appreciate the most important man in our lives, our fathers. The loving and caring men who have been there for us through the years. To the real hero of our lives, Happy Father's Day!
This is an opportunity for you to show your fathers and let them know how much they mean to you. Send your love and appreciation this Father's Day by sending him a special father's day message with beautiful images and quotes.

Here are some Father's Day Images with Messages and Quotes that you can share on your social media platforms (facebook, instagram, twitter, etc.) to express your gratitude to your fathers.. :)

Happy Father's Day Quotes - Father's Day Message 2020
"A father doesn't tell you that he loves you. He shows you."

Happy Fathers Day! Maligayang Araw ng mga Ama!
"Salamat sa lahat ng pagsasakripisyo mo. Wala kang kapaguran sa paghahanap-buhay para lang maibigay sa amin ang lahat ng aming mga pangangailangan. Maligayang Araw ng mga Ama!"
“Behind every great daughter is a truly amazing father.”


 “My father didn’t do anything unusual. He only did what dads are supposed to do—be there.”  

Happy Father's Day Quotes 2020
“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.”
Happy Father's Day Quotes and Messages 2020
"Dad: A son’s first hero, a daughter’s first love."

"When you’re young, you think your dad is Superman. Then you grow up, and you realize he’s just a regular guy who wears a cape."

 "The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched."
"A father is the one friend upon whom we can always rely. In the hour of need, when all else fails, we remember him upon whose knees we sat when children, and who soothed our sorrows; and even though he may be unable to assist us, his mere presence serves to comfort and strengthen us."

“The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.”

"No one in this world can love a girl more than her father.

"When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son."

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song."


Happy Father's Day card: 

"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

"She did not stand alone, but what stood behind her, the most potent moral force in her life, was the love of her father."

"Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice."

"It’s only when you grow up and step back from him—or leave him for your own home—it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it."

"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection."

"Being a great father is like shaving. No matter how good you shaved today, you have to do it again tomorrow."

"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person: he believed in me."

"Dads are like chocolate chip cookies; they may have chips or be totally nutty, but they are sweet and make the world a better place, especially for their children." 

"A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father."

"A dad is someone who wants to catch you when you fall. Instead he picks you up, brushes you off and lets you try again."


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Mama Miah Reads: Ballerina Bear

June 17, 2020 0 Comments
My daughter has a lot of books she has outgrown and some of them are for "barter" (trade) online. She's so fond of the idea of trading. She has already selected some books that she wanted to trade and this is just one of them. Before we let go of her books, I decided to make a read along book video of it as a remembrance. :)

 Ballerina Bear by Glitter Teddies Read Along Books for Kids

The first book that I've posted on YouTube is entitled Ballerina Bear by Glitter Teddies. Design and illustration by Peter Tovey Studio. Here it is, I hope kids would like it... :)


By the way, this is my first time to make and edit a video and it's quite hard! Haha! I am still new to the software I am using which is Wondershare Filmora but I am enjoying everything that I've learned while trying to experiment and figure out something to add on my video. I am still thinking of what's the next book I am going to read but most probably I'd pick the shortest story. ;)  So, stay tuned for my next Read Along Book Video (#MamaMiahReads). I hope you'll subscribe to my YouTube Channel and comment if you have any suggestions or reactions on my videos so I could do better next time. Thanks! :)

Meanwhile, you might want to check out this Top 10 Best Seller Books for Kids to Read during Quarantine.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

A to Z Printable Handwriting Worksheets (Instant PDF Download)

May 31, 2020 0 Comments
Practice makes perfect! Here's a Printable Worksheet that can help your kids practice their handwriting especially if your child already shows interest in writing.  This worksheet has a guide that will help your child write the letters in a proper way. Check out our A to Z Handwriting Worksheets which you can easily download and print at home for as many as you want. :)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/817482209/a-to-z-printable-handwriting-worksheets



This Downloadable PDF file contains 26-page worksheets which include:

▪ Writing or Tracing guide per letter
▪ Tracing Uppercase Letter and Lowercase Letters (Traceable Letters)
▪ Combination of Uppercase and Lowercase (Traceable Word Samples from A-Z)
▪ With sample images for each letter (Alphabet Phonics)
provided as a single PDF file that you can print at home.

NOTE:
This is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY and NO physical item will be shipped.
This digital download is in PDF file in standard US letter size (8.5 x 11).

You can also BUY directly here:



Click the link if you want to purchase the A to Z Printable Handwriting Worksheets (Instant PDF Download).

If you need a Customized Printable Worksheet, feel free to send me a message and you can also visit my shop at MamaMiahPH Etsy Store. Thank you.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Immunity Tips for Your Family During the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 19, 2020 0 Comments
Our country and others as well are fighting against the Coronavirus which affected thousands of people worldwide. All of us are vulnerable during this pandemic that's why we should always wash our hands, clean and disinfect our houses or buildings, and when going out be sure to wear masks and other protective gears and practice social distancing to protect yourself thus slowing the spread of Coronavirus.

Aside from doing the protective measures to keep ourselves safe it is also important to keep ourselves healthy as possible by boosting your immune system and live a healthy lifestyle. Our global health situation has affected us critically, and required us all to make our well-being a top priority. We are more than happy to have Watsons as our trusted and reliable health retailer.
Here are a few Immunity Tips for your family:

Be active – Take time to exercise everyday, from hardcore to a simple exercise or yoga can definitely help improve your mood and helps strengthen your immune system to fight diseases. Make sure to allot time for exercise even for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour at least 4 times a week. Go for exercises you can do with a group like dance or cardio workouts so you can involve the whole family.


Eat right – A big factor that can spell the change in strengthening your family’s immunity is watching what you eat. A lot of people nowadays go for take outs and processed foods which is not good for our body and can weaken our immune system. We have to strengthen our body and eat foods rich in good quality protein, vitamins and minerals like vegetables such as carrots and broccoli, to flavorful spices like garlic and ginger. Additionally, you can also finish your meals with a warm cup of comfort courtesy of Nutrabliss by Watsons Tea. 

I also love drinking lemonade or calamansi juice if there's no lemon available.

Get quality sleep – Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for moms and most especially to first time moms who are sleep-deprived even on lockdown or quarantine because some are still working at home while doing household chores and keeping the sanity of their household. It's still best to get adequate sleep every night to give your body rest and to manage stress levels. Manage the household’s schedule and make room for most of your activities in the morning, so the family can sleep soundly come nighttime.
Take vitamins regularly – With our situation now, some natural sources of vitamins may be hard to come by. With trips to the grocery stores becoming more challenging, know that you can also count on taking vitamins to strengthen your family’s immunity. We all know Vitamin C is critical for family members all ages. Pro tip? Stock up on your supply with Watsons Generics Ascorbic Acid.

But Vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin that can keep you healthy, Conzace Soft Gel—rich in Zinc, Vit. A, C, and E—helps boost immunity and promote healthy hair and skin. Myra E 400IU, on the other hand, is also rich with Vitamin E to help fight cell damage. For the kids, let’s help support their growth not just in height but in strength with Growee Syrupor Cherifer PGM with Zinc capsules.


Top up with supplements - Vitamin and mineral supplements can also play an important role. Like vitamins, supplements are a great way to give your health an extra boost. You can easily rely on taking supplements to help provide the nutrients you need on top of maintaining a healthy diet. Given that going back outdoors could mean exposure to environmental factors that may cause damage to our skin and body, make sure you keep that healthy glow from within with supplements like MET Tathione, NU Essence Collagen, and Organique Acai Juice. You can also keep your defenses up with supplements that harness the power of natural ingredients such as MX3 capsules and Watsons Generics Malunggay + Mangosteen.

Your must-haves at hand – Preparedness is key to protection, so make sure you have your healthessentials to help your home stay ready for anytime sickness may strike. From easy relief in yourmedicine cabinet, Ascof Forte Syrup, Strepsils, healthy choices in your pantry, Prosource Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, to the items you need to stay clean like Biogenic Ethyl Alcohol, know that you can count on these items available at Watsons.

Although changes don't happen overnight especially for those who have sedentary lifestyle for a while, but the sooner you start doing  these healthy habits and recommendations, the sooner your immune system will respond. :)

Keeping a strong immune system is your best defense against disease and to decrease the exposure of viruses especially the coronavirus. Good thing Watsons is here to continue providing your family's health essentials in any of its stores nationwide. You can also order online at watsons.com.ph or call on select branches to have your orders delivered. For contact details of branches near you, you can check out this list: https://bit.ly/2z7coJP.

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For more updates, you can also follow Watsons on Facebook and Instagram at @watsonsph. Stay safe and healthy! :)

Friday, May 15, 2020

Printable Cursive Handwriting Worksheets with 2 FREE Printables! (Instant PDF Download)

May 15, 2020 0 Comments
I started making printable worksheets for my daughter when she was in Nursery. She likes to write, draw, and color so, I made some printables and print it to practice her writing skills.

My daughter has an interest in writing cursive words since last year and I just let her practice writing even though it isn't introduced in their school yet. She's practicing writing her name in cursive again this summer and now that the school year has ended and she will be in Grade 3 this upcoming school year. I know they will be practicing to write in cursive, so I made a few Cursive Handwriting Worksheet Printables for her to practice. 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/808569735/printable-cursive-handwriting-worksheet

https://www.etsy.com/listing/808569735/printable-cursive-handwriting-worksheet

The PDF file contains 2 two-page worksheets (A-Z Words and A Child's Garden of Verses) Plus 2-FREE Cursive Printables (Alphabeth and Months) which include:

▪ 6 Paragraphs and Verses - Combination of Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (Traceable Letters).
▪ Phonics Word Samples from A-Z - Combination of Uppercase and Lowercase with writing tracing guide per word (Traceable Letters).
▪ FREEBIE - Uppercase and Lowercase Letters (Traceable Letters) - Alphabet Letters A-Z and Months with guide.

This is a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ONLY and NO physical item will be shipped.
This digital download is in PDF file in standard US letter size (8.5 x 11).
You may print as many copies as you want for PERSONAL USE only (Please do not share among your friends, or post anywhere, or distribute). Thank you!

You may download this Printable Cursive Handwriting Worksheets that I  made on my Etsy Store and as a BONUS, you'll Get 2 FREE Cursive Handwriting Printable Worksheets! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Homemade Blue Butterfly Pea Jelly

May 12, 2020 2 Comments

We have a few Blue Butterfly Pea plants (also known as Blue Ternate or Clitoria Ternatea) on our front yard and every day it blooms. We have a lot of flowers daily, so we make use of it by making blue ternate tea or juice.

We did an experiment and made a Homemade Blue Butterfly Pea Jelly. It is just so easy to make and here are the ingredients that we used:
  • Blue Butterfly Pea/Blue Ternate flowers
  • 1 sachet White Gulaman or Jelly powder (Unflavored) (15g)
  • 1 pouch All-purpose cream
  • 1 can condense milk
  • 1 can kremdensada (it's an all-purpose cream and condense milk in one)
  • Sugar (white)
The first thing that I did is to wash the Blue Ternate flowers before boiling it for around 5-10 minutes or if the water turns dark blue. After boiling them, you can now sift and press the flowers to have its extracts.

In another pot or casserole, put 7 cups of water and sprinkle the jelly powder mix and sugar while stirring constantly. Heat until near boil with continuous stirring to dissolve the powder completely. Slowly add the blue ternate flower extract and stir well. Let it boil before turning off the flame. 

Let the jelly mixture set for a while before putting it in a molder or any container. After that, you can put it in the refrigerator and let it set. Once it is fully set, you can cut it into cubes or any shape you want.

For the milk mixture, I just mixed the all-purpose cream, condensed milk and kremdensada in a large bowl and added the blue ternate jelly in it. Below is a photo of the blue ternate jelly mixture, once you're done, you can put it in the refrigerator and let it chill for a while before eating.


Here's the finished product of our Homemade Blue Butterfly Pea Jelly... It's delicious and so easy to make!  :)


If you're interested in Blue Butterfly Pea, you might want to check my old blog post about Growing Clitoria Ternatea and it's Benefits. :)