Cucumbers are good sources of phytonutrients which are the chemicals in plants that have disease preventive properties, such as lignans, flavonoids, and triterpenes.
Ampalaya or bitter melons are low in calories but packed with nutrients. They are great sources of Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and C. They contain magnesium, manganese, zinc, folate, phosphorus, and they have high dietary fiber.
The Guyabano (soursop) leaves are used to brew a health-giving tea which can have medicinal effects on the human body.
Aside from making your dishes savoury, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has some health benefits.
Studies have proven that laughter provides health benefits to us physically, mentally, emotionally, and even socially.
If you are diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, you can make a difference in your condition when you eat the right foods each day.
A story found in the Bible about two mothers who ate their young in order to survive a severe famine. This is also a story of a prophecy that came true exactly as the Lord had said.
Hansel and Gretel had a totally different experience when they entered the house of the witch. This is a feel good story, and none of that “fattening the kid for dinner” plot.
This is the story of the prophet Elisha and Naaman, the Aramean army commander who was healed from leprosy, and eventually acknowledged that the God of Israel is the only God.
Forgiveness is the hardest thing to give away, and the last thing on your mind today. It always goes to those who don’t deserve, it’s the opposite of how you feel when the pain they caused is just too real.
Today, when you crave for lechon, all you have to do is buy or order from restaurants or any lechon outlet but there was a time long, long ago, when people could not partake of a roasted pig without burning their houses down.
The Philippines is composed of so many regions and each region boasts of its own delicacy. Some of these delicacies can become a challenge to one's gustatory senses.
This is a lighthearted story of Cinderella and her privileged life with her stepmother and stepsisters, and how she met and danced with the Prince. But did she have a “happily ever after” ending?
This is a story of magic and enchantment, greed and discontent, lessons learned and happy endings. A story based on Grimm Brothers Fairy Tales.
Who knows that a good thing you do today can save your life tomorrow? A story of friendship, loyalty and gratitude.
“Honor your father and mother,” God says, “that it may go well with you and you may live long in the land.” How can a battered child keep this commandment when the source of abuse is her own mother?
Man is never satisfied with what is at hand. When one want is satisfied, it only makes man aware of another. And on it goes.
Any human being with the smallest drop of Encantor blood would possess supernatural powers. Atina’s daughter, the child of an Encantor Prince was a normal little girl who did not have exceptional power at all, or did she?
The Bible has a lot to say about money. Money is a blessing from God so it is important that we understand it from a Biblical point of view.
The rise to fame and power of a former scavenger who became the 27th mayor of the City of Manila, Philippines.
The creative ways Filipinos employ in naming their children and their business establishments.
It is stressful to go to a job you hate day in and day out. It can even take a toll on your physical and emotional health.
Writing and selling eBooks can be a source of online income. Here’s how to make money selling eBooks.
If you are looking at the internet to earn some money, you must know the real and authentic ways to make money online.
Motivation is that internal impulse that helps you to complete an action. It is motivation that causes you to energetically search for resources to help you achieve success.
It’s a story of a woman’s struggle, her choices and her priorities. It’s a mother-child story, a story of love, forgiveness, and acceptance.
The conceited princess meets her match in King Grizzle Beard, and she learns her lesson the hard way.
The mashup tale of Aladdin and Ali who come to a fortune when they stumble upon the forty thieves and the genie in the lamp.
Louisa May is widowed four times and every time a husband dies, she gets richer and richer.
When you violate the 8th Commandment: Thou shalt not steal.
Sometimes fleeting success can go to one's head.
Little by little, I have realized that there is a stranger in my house and I ask myself, “What happened to my husband?”
This is a story of coping with betrayal and the painful process of moving on.
For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
A popular Filipino pork dish, crispy pata (pork leg) is crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.
A mashup of two fairy tales: Jack and the Beanstalk plus Rapunzel
A story where Snow White meets other characters like the bear that is probably borrowed from “Brave” and there’s the prince who did not have to kiss a sleeping princess.
A mashup of my favorite fairy tales, including the Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and the Sleeping Beauty. Also in are the magic mirror and the poisoned apple from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
When the wealthy newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies, a reporter is set to find out the meaning of his one dying word, “Rosebud.”
This is the story of Absalom, one of King David’s sons, his conspiracy and his death.
This is the story of a nine-year-old boy who has taken the responsibility of a caregiver to his paralyzed grandmother.
This movie touches the sad plight of Filipino workers in Milan with a love story thrown into it for cinematic intentions.
This movie is about a man who has shown weakness in his decisions. He has hurt two women, but hurt himself the most.
There is such a thing a healthy arguing or fighting in marriage. If you think your arguments or fights with your spouse is unhealthy, check out the signs.
Ded Na Si Lolo (Grandpa Is Dead) is an indie movie with a hilarious way of depicting Filipino superstitious beliefs surrounding the dead, as well as the resolution of some family issues.
When you find yourself struggling with life’s difficult decisions, ask yourself one simple question, “What Would Jesus Do?”
The story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as told by the Grimm Brothers.
The Grimm Brothers’ Cinderella (Ashputtel) has some gory details but magic still has played a big role in the tale. Without the bloody scenes, it can be as charming and magical as its modern version.
The original Grimm Brothers' folklore collection had dark elements because they were originally not meant for children, but changes and revisions were made to make them suitable for the children.
Front of the Class is an inspirational movie about one man’s struggle to live as normal as possible and to achieve his dream in spite of suffering from Tourette Syndrome.
A Christian film about trust and faith in God, and how God changes hearts and lives.
Knowing some of the things that weaken your immune system is a great way to combat their ill effects and boost your immunity against infections and other diseases.
The first Asia's Got Talent competition winner is the shadow-playing group from the Philippines called El Gamma Penumbra.
Baking a brownie without an oven.
How to bake a cake without an oven.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit but a pebble in the hand of a fool. - Joseph Roux
Sometimes what you think is the good life is not the BEST life for you.
A look into the life of a woman and her twenty two children.
FPJ or Fernando Poe, Jr., the king of Philippine movies, champion of the poor and the oppressed in his movies and also in real life.
A young woman claims to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary and starts to heal people. Is she for real?
As the finale for their show, four magicians “magically” rob a bank located in Paris while present and performing their trick in Las Vegas. How did they do it? Did they have access to real magic?
Love Affair, the 1939 romantic film has inspired one of the most romantic movies of all time, An Affair to Remember.
This is a funny story of Xi of the San tribe who is thrown into a series of adventures that has started when an “evil thing” drops down from heaven.
Magnifico tries to provide a decent burial for his Lola to help his impoverished family. Little did he know that he is preparing for someone else’s burial.
Three of Martin Short’s funniest comedy films. They are just as funny today as they were before.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of Bedtime Story, a 1964 comedy film. Two movies with the same story, same characters but different endings, which one is funnier?
Over the years, many American TV sitcoms have entertained and provided laughter to viewers all over the world. Listed here are 5 of the funniest TV sitcoms: Friends, The Big Bang Theory, The Nanny, Frasier, and Perfect Strangers.
A quiet banker, convicted of murder, claims innocence but appears to accept his fate at Shawshank Prison. Unknown to everyone, he has no plans of spending his lifetime in a corrupt institution.
A young teacher wants to make a difference in the lives of children in a poor remote barrio. She wants their small voices to be heard through music. She gives them a reason to sing against all odds.
This is a movie about a boy who performs poorly in school and is ridiculed. He is sent to a boarding school where alone and miserable, he becomes despondent until an art teacher finds a gem in him.
Reasonable doubt may save an innocent man accused of a crime, but may also set free a guilty man. This movie is all about reasonable doubt, it's not about the accused being guilty or not guilty.
Most students go to college for the degree. A degree means a good job, a pretty wife, credit card, and a social status but none of them matter to Rancho. He is in college for the joy of learning.
Tess has perfected the art of crotch-walking. She walks naturally even with a small electric fan between her thighs. This requires a skirt to cover the stolen item sandwiched in her thighs.
Heathcliff’s character is so flawed that when Mr. Earnshaw brought him home from the streets of Liverpool, he unwittingly brought a curse to the people at Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange.
How do you handle an unexpected pregnancy in the family?
The talent-managing abilities of Roy Aranda can make Askal, an ordinary street dog famous in no time, given the right publicity and promotion. The dog can even win a bid for public office.
When speaking of Christmas, it is not only the exact date of Jesus’ birth that is being questioned but also the practices in the celebration of Christmas which may be based on pagan rituals.
When a person is bitten by a dog, the bite wound must be cleaned with soap & water. Then he needs to be injected with the Human Rabies Immunoglobulin (HRIG) plus anti-rabies vaccine, & anti-tetanus.
Vicks VapoRub is a good product to keep in your home. This mentholated ointment not only helps with nasal and chest congestion but is also useful in so many ways at home and outdoors.
Soap nuts are dried and de-seeded berries from Sapindus Mukorossi tree which can be used as natural laundry detergents. Soap nuts are called the amazing gift from Mother Nature.
The Filipino performs a self-flagellation or a crucifixion on Holy Week to fulfill his panata or a vow he made when God has shown him a favor in the past.
Green coffee bean extract is a miracle body fat burner because it helps you lose weight without changing your lifestyle and diet.
According to legend, when Buddha called the animals to bid him goodbye before he left the Earth, only 12 animals came, so they were all given a place of honor by naming a year after each of them.
Depression makes you feel sad, hopeless, helpless, and irritable. Normal people sometimes feel this way but when you cannot snap out of it after a long time, you might have fallen into depression.
Sins do not stop men from reaching their destiny -- as long as men confess those sins, repent sincerely, and turn away from them. This is hard but by God's grace it can be done!
Abraham could not believe that God would ask him to sacrifice his only son, the son that God promised him but even though he could not understand, he chose to obey God.
Sometimes you want to write a story with a grim ending just to let loose some of that vengeful spirit lurking in the dark recesses of your heart and your mind. Vengeance is sweet but not recommended!
Every one knows the story of Noah and his ark. It is a story of how God regretted creating man and how He wanted to remove man and all living things from the face of the earth... but He found one righteous man --- Noah. Imagine how in that generation only one man (and his family) was righteous. How...
To be a Christian is to become a follower of Christ but it is not easy. Christ's love for humanity is incomparable. He teaches us to love our enemies. Who can do that?
Cain, the first man born of a woman committed the first murder by killing his own brother Abel. God sent him wandering restlessly on earth.
As Christians, we pray to the Father in Jesus' name -- for Jesus Himself said that whatever we ask for in His name, we receive. But many times we feel that God does not hear us -- our prayers are not granted. What could be the reasons that God does not hear us?
Filipino Time is being late for appointments. Most Filipinos will be late for social or official events -- to emphasize his or her importance -- to have that grand entrance, that dramatic entrance which says, "I am more important than all of you."
This is a story of a teacher who wanted to mold his student's character but was in for a lot of disappointment.
The Big Bang Theory is a TV sitcom about nerd scientists who struggle to live as socially normal as possible notwithstanding their brilliance in the field of science. Add to the group a girl who has a lot of common sense and teaches them social skills they lack. The result is a hilarious TV show...
Chili peppers are so much a part of our cuisine. Some people like their food hot and others don't. If you're not into spicy food, try the mild and sweet chili peppers for their health benefits.
Stress is so much a part of our daily existence. It’s how we react to stress that counts. We have to realize that stress can never be completely eliminated from our life but we can do something to lessen its impact to our health and well-being.
Street Foods are popular in the Philippines because they are affordable, filling and they make the best pulutan for drinking sessions. Some of these street fares really taste good, too, but others can really pose a gastronomical challenge!
Poverty can drive people to do unthinkable things, even eat what are normally thrown into garbage. Desperation can push someone to eat whatever is at hand to survive but to feed young children garbage is another story. Is there no hope for these people whose means of survival is scavenging...