Friday, September 3, 2021

My First Jab of the Covid-19 Vaccine

September 03, 2021 0 Comments

Are you afraid to get vaccinated? Me too! I also have doubts but I keep on praying for signs and He gave me a lot. I keep on praying before and during the day of my vaccination... And He calmed my anxious mind and I wasn't nervous anymore when it's time to get my first jab... 

They checked our temperature and Blood Pressure before we get vaccinated. Usually, my BP goes up every time I had it checked because I'd get really nervous. But I was surprised because this is the first time that I get a normal BP result on the first try. Prayer works! :) 

Everything goes smoothly after I got vaccinated with Coronavac (Sinovac), with no other side effects aside from the pain at the site of injection. It's been 3 days since I got vaccinated and so far I feel good with just a little muscle pain on my upper arm and sometimes feeling tired and sleepy.

Not all people who got vaccinated experience the same side effects, but these side effects are normal because this is a sign that our body is building immune protection.

Other people will experience common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine such as:

  • Some pain, swelling on the arm where you received the vaccine
  • Chills, or mild fever
  • Tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Joint pain or muscle aches
These side effects typically go away within a few days.

Severe side effects are very rare, but could include:
  • Itching
  • Fainting
  • Vomiting
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Wheezing, difficulties in breathing, or shortness of breath
Let a health worker know immediately if you experience any of these side effects. [Source:]

I am glad I decided to get vaccinated, I'm looking forward to my 2nd dose before the month ends. Hopefully, it will go smoothly too with no complications. 

By the way, the day I got vaccinated was also the day that I became officially part of theAsianParent's #TeamBakuNanay. I am proud and happy to be a part of this wonderful community that conducts informative and meaningful campaigns which aim to educate everyone about the effectiveness of vaccines in protecting our family's health.

My First Jab of Covid-19 Vaccine - Mama Miah
(Nevermind my haggardo verzosa and hungry look, hehehe!)

Hopefully, more people will be encouraged to get vaccinated, too. As for me, I choose to get vaccinated to protect myself, my loved ones, and the vulnerable people around me. 

Thank you, City Government of Davao! The vaccination site was well organized and the process goes smoothly and orderly. 

Praying for everyone's safety. Stay safe everyone and ALWAYS follow the protocol when going out even when you're already done with the 1st and 2nd doses of the Covid-19 vaccine! :) 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Celebrate Kadayawan FEASTival with Grab and Win P10,000 worth of GrabFood Vouchers!

August 22, 2021 0 Comments
Happy 36th Kadayawan, Davaoeños! Let's enjoy, create meaningful memories, and celebrate the Kadayawan with a FEAST from our local restaurants and have them delivered from the comfort of your homes through Grab!

GrabFood offers a lot of promos and super sulit deals from a variety of food merchants that we love. And to make this Kadayawan Festival even more exciting and rewarding, Grab, the leading food delivery app celebrates the Kadayawan FEASTival with a raffle promo and 35 lucky winners can Win up to P10,000 worth of GrabFood vouchers

Celebrate Kadayawan FEASTival with Grab and Win P10,000 worth of GrabFood Vouchers

Make your Kadayawan Festival extra special, and satisfy your food cravings through GrabFood and join this promo now! 

Here are the mechanics:
  • Order from a select list of restaurants on GrabFood
  • Use the Promo Code MADAYAW
  •  Accomplish the raffle form, with 1 order equivalent to 1 raffle entry. The raffle form may be accessed here:

Grab will be awarding 10 winners with 40 GrabFood vouchers worth P250 off, no minimum order required, and 25 winners with 8 GrabFood vouchers worth P250 off, no minimum order required. Vouchers can be used for any restaurant, in any city, and with no expiry date. 

Promo runs from August 16, 2021, until August 31, 2021. 

The electronic raffle draw will be on the following dates via an online Zoom meeting with the presence of a DTI Representative: September 6, 2021 

Winners will be posted on Grab’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (stories) accounts on September 9, 2021. Winners will be contacted by a Grab Representative on the same date. Winners will be notified via registered mail and in-app inbox message.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

mWell, PH’s First Fully-Integrated Health & Wellness App Rolls Out the first Nationwide Virtual Medical Mission

August 17, 2021 0 Comments
mWell, PH’s First Fully-Integrated Health & Wellness App Rolls Out the first Nationwide Virtual Medical Mission 
Better healthcare access for Filipinos become a reality as mWell, the country’s first fully integrated health & wellness mobile app by Metro Pacific Health Tech makes history with the first and largest nationwide virtual medical mission in the Philippines - the National mWellness Day

This two-day virtual event, an unprecedented first in the telehealth and healthcare industry, will be held on August 28-29, 2021. During the National mWellness Day, mWell app users anywhere in the country can avail themselves of free online teleconsultations from a roster of specialized doctors, including dermatologists, gastroenterologists, doctors of internal medicine, gynecologists, pediatrics, and psychiatrists, among others. 

Doctor consultations are free of charge and booking fees are waived! mWell gives Filipinos a gift of wellness, especially in this period of heightened restrictions, enabling users from all over the country to get much-needed access to health professionals from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

Aside from all-day video consultations with doctors, users can access, fitness and nutrition programs, wellness, and parenting solutions from pregnancy to family health management. The mWell app’s online health shop includes over three thousand health and wellness products SKU’s ranging from food, baby products, to skin and body care. 

mWell is a high-performance mobile app backed by a powerhouse of the top names in the healthcare, wellness, and tech industries. CareSpan's Clinic in the Cloud™ integrates digital care tools and data for mWell doctors and patients. LotusFlare’s multi-awarded cloud-native, IT digital enablement platform ensures a seamless, end-to-end customer experience. Ping An's healthcare technologies enable mWell to address Covid-19 concerns, diagnosis, care, and treatments. TELUS, the world-leading communications technology company and Canada’s leader in digital health technology. Philcare, a pioneer in the HMO industry and a leader in digital service, offering integrated, high quality, and cost-effective medical care, and Paymaya for secure, hassle-free payment transactions, to name a few. 

mWell is calling all doctors nationwide to be part of the country’s first-ever nationwide medical mission. By donating a few hours of their time on August 28-29, they can set up their virtual clinic on the mWell app and reach Filipinos who need them the most in these trying times. 

To be a volunteer doctor of the National mWellness Day, you may register through  To be a part of mWell’s National mWellness Day, download the mWell app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. For more information, visit


ABOUT mWell:
mWell, is the health technology platform developed by Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation that offers telemedicine, e-pharmacy, health and wellness programs, e-commerce, among others, in an integrated, tech-based healthcare digital ecosystem. Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, the leading infrastructure investment company in the Philippines with investments in various infrastructure assets including healthcare.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Why Everyone Needs a Trip to a Spa

July 13, 2021 0 Comments

In these trying times, people get so busy beating the deadlines at work, homeschooling your child, managing businesses, keeping up with the household chores, and attempting to remain sane with the current pandemic situation. Trying to juggle all these or some of these tasks every day can affect our mental and physical health. 

Why Everyone Needs a Trip to a Spa

Why Everyone Needs a Trip to a Spa? Well, we all owe ourselves to have a little time to unwind and relax from all the overwhelming tasks and challenges we face week after week. Thus, going to a Spa is the best way to help you release those accumulated stress from your body so you can be at your best self once again and ready to conquer another week of challenges.

Here are some of the benefits you can get when going to a Spa:

1. De-stress. 

Spending a few hours at the spa and having a massage is one way to help release the built-in stress that you have in your body, making you feel calm and relaxed. Other spa services like foot spa, facials, and body treatments also help you feel refreshed and recharged.

2. Improve Your Sleep. 

Getting a proper amount of sleep is very important for our physical and mental health. But factors such as stress can affect our sleep. The stress hormone cortisol increases when we are stressed, which can lead to insomnia. So, having a relaxing massage at the spa can help to reduce our stress because it decreases cortisol and increases serotonin and dopamine (the neurotransmitters responsible for helping to stabilize our mood). 

3. Detox. 

Our lifestyle and unhealthy habits can expose us to toxins. Fortunately, there are some ways to help you detoxify, such as going to a Spa. Spa treatments and services like foot baths, sauna baths, body scrub, and massages can help in breaking down and releasing some of the toxins in your body, making you feel energized and rejuvenated. 

4. Have a Healthy Skin.

Spa treatment such as facials helps improve the appearance of your skin. Whether you have acne or acne scars, blackheads or whiteheads, eye bags and dark circles, and visible signs of aging, skin treatments will help leave your skin looks clear, healthy, and rejuvenated.

A trip to the spa and getting the proper facial that your face needs, will give you a healthy and significant glow and fresh-looking skin that you deserve.

5. Improve Blood Flow and Circulation

Having a body massage has numerous benefits, and one of them is improving your blood flow and circulation. You feel relaxed after a massage which helps you de-stress. And as we all know, stress is one of the causes of high blood pressure, thus maintaining a healthy blood and oxygen flow throughout the body is very important to have a healthy life.

These are just some of the best benefits you can get from having spa treatments; no wonder numerous people go to a Spa nowadays. 

So, if you need utmost relaxation from your overwhelming and exhausting workloads, you might need to schedule a trip to a Spa right away. ;)

And while you're searching for a spa near you, you might be interested in checking out the real estate for sale in Whistler. Good luck and happy de-stressing! 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy 5th Home Anniversary!

June 15, 2021 0 Comments

Home Sweet Home

Two weeks from now, and it will be our 5th Home Anniversary! Wow! Time goes by very quickly! I can't believe it's almost five years already; it feels like just a year or two has passed. I can still remember the day we visited our place, it was still bare, but now it has many plants and fruit-bearing trees. We love gardening, and if you've been reading my blog, you have already seen some of my gardening posts

A lot has changed over the years; it's been a roller coaster ride with the good, and not-so-good memories of the pandemic happening. My husband lost his job for a few months; we're struggling with our finances, especially the bills and our house mortgage. Luckily, he got hired on his new job, and since then we have been strict on budgeting and established our savings goals with the help of tools we found online. We still have more years to pay for our home, and having tools like online calculators helps us figure out our budget, saving, and mortgage payments. 

Five years have passed, and there's still a lot of development needed. We don't have a proper fence and gate yet, but we're working out on that. Hopefully, we'll be able to achieve our goals one by one in God's time. :) 

Here's a photo of me when we visited our humble place. It's been our wish to have our own house, and having this photo will keep us reminded that dreams do come true if we work hard to make them happen. "God designed us to work and trust - not just trust." This is one of the lines in the book that I read entitled 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez, which really inspired and motivated me to work on our goals.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Learning How to Play the Ukulele

May 29, 2021 0 Comments

My daughter has her Ukulele for almost a week now, and she's been practicing this song every day - "Happy Birthday". It is the first song she learned from her Ukelele. She chose this song because she wants to play and sing this song for her cousin, Dylan.

I don't know how to play the Ukelele, so we rely on video tutorials on YouTube at Andy Guitar's Channel. So, if you want to learn how to play Ukulele, you can visit his channel or search "How to Play the Ukulele for beginners"; that's how we ended up on Andy's channel. ;)  

Did you know that I also practiced and learned to play this song too? LOL! It's not too late to start and learn a skill, right? Anyways, here's Miel playing the Happy Birthday song on her Ukelele (fingerstyle). :) 

Playing Ukelele is just one of the activities that she does during her summer break. It keeps her busy, and this activity also reduces her screen time. She's been glued on her tablet after her online class ended, so we came up with different activities to keep her occupied, have fun, and learn at the same time. :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Nostalgic Classic Games

May 25, 2021 0 Comments

For months, I have been busy creating content on my Blog, Instagram, and Facebook page. I haven't updated my YouTube Channel, and I missed doing Livestream already. It's been a while since the last time I've played online games. I used to play games, and do Livestream on my YouTube channel - Mama Miah, and had fun playing with my viewers in real-time. 

I love playing games, especially strategy games like tower defense and puzzle games. Even if I'm already a Mom, I still play games, whether on PC or mobile. I play games to relax and have fun; it is one of the things I do on my "Me Time". ;)

Play Free Classic Games at

So, today, I decided to play online games to reduce stress and have some fun for a while. I have found this online site that offers free games on their website. No need to download the games since it's web-based, you can play the games directly using your browser. There are numerous games to choose from but what I love the most are classic games like PinballSpace Invadersand Tank Wars. These classic games remind me of the games we used to play on our Family Computer, so nostalgic. 

Tank Wars Similar to Battle City Classic Game

The Tank Wars is very similar to the classic game Battle City, where you have to shoot other tanks and defend your base.

Tank Wars
Space Invaders

I used to play these games with my siblings and cousins before. Games like this bring back a lot of childhood memories. I'm pretty sure the Batang 90's in you would agree with me. 

I had fun playing these classic games, especially the Tank Wars; it keeps me entertained during these trying times. How about you, do you love to play games? What are your favorite games? As for me, I have lots of favorite games, the classic Mario Bros. is the first game I've played, and it became an instant favorite of mine. I also love Pokemon games, my brother and I enjoyed playing them on Gameboy before. It's one of our bonding times, playing together on different gaming consoles. 

Anyways, I'm happy has many arcade games similar to what we used to play when we were young. I love that you can enjoy playing games on their website without irritating ads popping up, which are a common sight when you are playing free games. I am just glad I found this free site, I already bookmarked it so I can play the games that I love during my "Me Time". :)

Friday, April 9, 2021

My Version of the Korean Egg Toast

April 09, 2021 0 Comments
Preparing and cooking our own food at home should be a priority. This is safer and you are confident that what you give to your family is nutritious just like Gardenia Classic White bread - delicious, fresh, and packed with vitamins and nutrients.

Korean Egg Toast made with Gardenia Classic White Bread by Mama Miah

So, today I did my own version of Korean Egg Toast also known as Gilgeori Toast and here are the ingredients that I used:
  • Gardenia Classic White Breads
  • 2 eggs
  • Cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 Carrot, grated or shredded
  • Spring onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • Cheese, grated
  • Ketchup


1. Combine the egg, cabbage, carrots, and spring onions in a mixing bowl. Add a pinch of salt and ground black pepper and mix them well.

Korean Egg Toast Ingredients

2. Preheat the pan on medium-low heat then toast the slices of bread until it's golden brown. (You can also spread the bread with butter before toasting, we ran out of butter so I just toasted the bread without it).

3. Add some cooking oil to the pan then put the egg mixture and cook until it's fully cooked.
Put the toasted bread on a plate and add the egg, and cheese then spread the mayonnaise and ketchup on top of it. 

Korean Egg Toast made with Gardenia Classic White Bread by Mama Miah

4. Then place the other slice of the bread on top of it and you're done. Serve and enjoy!

There's a lot of recipes that you can make with the Gardenia Classic White bread. Aside from our favorite Korean Egg Toast, we also love to make homemade pizza with ham and cheese

How about you, what's your favorite sandwich spread or recipe to go along with the Gardenia Classic White bread? Please comment below and share how you prepare it as well.