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New Header and Logo by Sarah Cordial Designs

The old header was designed by myself but I wanted something better other than just the blog name. I wanted my header to present myself as a Filipina blogger from the Philippines.

I tried to design it myself but my drafts did not satisfy me. It felt incomplete and totally common. I wanted something that my readers will remember and will definitely recall that THAT is the header of This Filipina Mom.

So, I messaged a calligrapher that I hired before for a commissioned artwork after seeing that she’s doing digital art now. I asked her if she can materialize what I have in mind digitally.

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The Manila International Book Fair 2019

The Manila International Book Fair has been running for four years already and I haven’t been to a single one! That will change this year because I have plans on going there to purchase some books for the kids, myself and for Christmas. Yup, shopping for presents already because we all know Christmas starts in September here in the Philippines. (Pasok Tito Jose Mari Chan, lol!)

Anyway, the book fair will run from September 11-15, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. I am planning to go on the 13th and I am hoping I’d be able to get all the books on my list. I already got some tickets courtesy of Fully Booked.

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This Filipina Mom Cooking Series # 1: Sweet and Sour Pork

Among my sisters and I, I am the late bloomer when it comes to cooking. It was not my forte before. I hated it and cooking hates me back, kahit nga sinaing at pritong itlog nasusunog ko pa dati!

But that has long changed when I got married and had kids. I made sure to learn how to cook so I can prepare healthy meals for my family.

I like watching cooking shows and follow videos on You Tube and recently, I was introduced to Chef Tatung. I am a new follower of his Facebook page and I like how easy to follow his videos are. Johan like Chowking’s Sweet and Sour Pork, so, I decided to follow Chef Tatung’s video on how to cook Sweet and Sour Pork.

I made my own measurements since I am cooking for only four people – myself, the husband, Johan and Jeron.

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