Tag: Jennie Villanueva

Book Review: The 48 Laws of Power

I had a quick read of the 1998 bestselling book written by Robert Greene and Joost Eiffers entitled “The 48 Laws of Power” and realized this is the very book I’ve been looking for.. very insightful, it goes a long way providing a perfect explanation of the principles by which

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My Sweet Sinful Serenity… Banoffee!

Sugar High. I should start by saying I am not a big fan of cakes and pies. Like any other foodie when it comes to pastries and cakes I used to just eat those chocolate icings and confectionaries, indulge on those colorful glaze & frostings and leave the BORING spongy part

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Metro Manila Traffic: Finding the Silver Lining

Driving along the very tight Dapitan road one ordinary Monday morning on my way to Binondo, Manila for an early morning meeting,  I was just playing it cool. Passing-thru a sequence of lefts and rights and U-turns like a never ending ordeal, feeling that the more I steer my wheels

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Not My Usual Post

Been parenting or trying to in the past, what? two years? And in the process, honestly, not been entirely myself, at least in front of people, or in this case (in blogging i mean), I haven’t shown the other side of me to my readers. Not saying that what you’re

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Pursuing HappYness

Another great, moving masterpiece starred by Will Smith: The Pursuit of Happyness is a film that would leave you crying bucket of tears, feeling as if you are actually part of it all—of the life of Mr.Chris Garner (portrayed by Smith)- a salesman’s struggles and misfortunes, and eventually his triumphs.

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I Am Legend: A Movie Review

My brother said it’s a must-see film for me. “I am Legend” is all about a newly invented cancer cure for a viral infection that turned the majority of the world’s population (or at least people from the entire City of New York) into mutants. Intriguing… I should say. Especially

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Satisfying a Food Craving, One Resto at a Time

Being exposed to different cuisines can widen one’s perspective on food, that’s why I see to it to try out something new whenever I get the chance. The objective of resto-hopping after all is to have a taste of the best of what our country has to offer, and enjoy

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Giving Strands of Hope, One Crowning Glory at a Time

These days, a lot of men, women and children who suffer from cancer have been affected by hair-loss due to the treatment process. And from what I’ve heard, there are some patients who do not want to undergo chemotherapy simply because they do not want to lose their hair. Cancer,

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Giving Strands of Hope, One Crowning Glory at a Time

These days, a lot of men, women and children who suffer from cancer have been affected by hair-loss due to the treatment process. And from what I’ve heard, there are some patients who do not want to undergo chemotherapy simply because they do not want to lose their hair. Cancer,

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My Easy Homemade Pandesal Recipe

“Paaaaaan….deeeeeeeeee….saaaaaaaaaal!” One of my fondest memories as a child is hearing this loud chant from the man who sold fresh bread rolls in our neighborhood just when everybody was waking up in the morning. It’s comforting, homely and–to almost all of us–undeniably delicious. That soft and fluffy bread you can

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Mommified and Loving It

Before I was Supermom, it took me the average of 15 minutes to get ready to leave the house for work. From grooming, to having breakfast, getting my stuff ready, wearing my pair of kikay heels, before I actually step out of the house. As i get ready to drive

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A Cry in the Dark: A Movie Review

Writing a particular news story about Australia’s longest running ‘whodunnit’ case, my interest was steered. The sensitivity of the story made me so engrossed, that I couldn’t help but dig deeper and follow through the entire sequence of the event that divided a nation and for a long period in

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Mamma Mia: A Movie Review

Oh, my… Mamma Mia!… Loved this film. Its story plot is very typical yet it perfectly captures the joy of the free-lovin 70’s and the gorgeous Greek Isle’s that became the symbol of a generation devoted to freedom, beauty and love.  It’s the ultimate “feel-good” movie that I have ever seen

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We made it, Cassey!

I could have not enjoyed it as much as I did seeing it on film perhaps rather than on theatre, two “S” distinguished it from the stage… the perfect “setting” of the movie and “Streep” being on it. Investing a cliff-top rendition of The Winner Takes It All with far more solemnity than should be possible for such song, set on the captivating backdrop of the blue seas of Greece… such uplifting, a little tear-jerking but sure-fire stirring movie experience! It simply takes it all!

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The Upside of Being the 3rd Mice

“It’s the second mice that gets the cheese.” So they say. This piece is about the third mice, though. The third mice stood behind watching the first one get caught on the mouse trap and the 2nd feast on the cheese. Hesitation has its advantages as well. You can be

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Give it a Shot!

Facing the real Issue Of all the viruses out there waiting to attack us, perhaps none could strike more fear among us, women, especially, than those that infect our most private areas – the vulnerable, physical parts so inherent to our idea of femininity. Perhaps, no one knows how many

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Hello there, I'm Jennie!

A full-time mom to an adorable little girl named Cassey. An environmental enthusiast and an avid fan of beauty and the arts, always been a promoter of everything that is eco-friendly, tasteful and artistic.

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