Is It A Must To Get A Fully-Automatic Washing Machine?

Laundry was not one of my favorite chores at home as I used to get backaches after doing several hours worth of laundry with my hands. It became an entirely different story when we found the perfect washing machine for our small family. Suddenly, I am looking forward to laundry day and it has become my favorite and now I do laundry as often as I possibly can.

home, home appliances, homemaking, press release

So going back to the question, is it a must to get a fully-automated washing machine? My answer is a resounding “Yes!” It pays to invest on a good washing machine as it really is such a big help around the home. Just imagine all the free time you get when you do not have to do the laundry by hand? I am thankful for my washer, Fuzzy, it was like having an extra pair of hands to work around at home and since she arrived, I have more time for more things that matter like spending more time with my boys.

Here is an exciting news from our friends at Sharp about their new fully-automatic washing machine. Read on to know more, especially if you are on the look out for the perfect automatic washing machine for your home.

mum inspires

Thankful Thursday: Of Blessings +Thanksgiving

#thankfulthursday #gratitude #quotestoliveby #muminspires #thoughtstoponder

A photo posted by Vix Parungao (@mumwrites) on

I was visiting a number of blogs earlier today and chanced upon a couple of posts on goal-setting or bucket list for 2017 and I cannot help but feel great that a lot of people are including “be thankful” and “be grateful” in their lists. I would like to believe that nothing could go wrong if we include gratitude and thanksgiving in our plans. We ought to make it a personal goal to be mindful about being grateful and thankful at all times. Keeping an attitude of gratitude, after all, entails a big amount of conscious effort to continue to focus on what’s good and what’s positive whatever life throws at us. And, sometimes, the only difference between a good and a bad day is our attitude towards it! Now, more than ever, we need to persevere to always see the good in people and situations. Gratitude also allows for more blessings and happiness to fill our lives!

Today I am thankful:

  • for love and intimacy :heart:
  • for the magnificent sun finally chasing the gloomy rainy weather away
  • for the incoming opportunities for my blogs
  • for precious time spent with my boys  :heart:
  • for the lovely little wild flower Jared picked to surprise me when I got home  :rose:
  • for the time to rest and relax when I need it most
  • for the opportunity to catch up with mum blogger and pr friends
  • for coffee  and tea {especially during those very cold mornings}
  • for The Goo Goo Doll’s song, Boxes
  • for “me time” in the morning
  • for the marching bands and colorful processions at yesterday’s fiesta
  • for my new notebooks!
  • for those grocery errands that I enjoy the most
  • for ginataang tulingan  :-D 

How about you, what are you thankful for today?

mum finds mum going green product review products and brands Reviews

3 Things To Love About Cusina Dishwashing Liquid

products, Reviews, product review, mum going green, mum finds, homemaking, earth-friendly products, all-natural products for the home, all-natural cleaning products

This is a long overdue post and has been sitting on my “Drafts” folder for months now. I am glad I finally managed to publish it. Read on to know more about this all-natural dishwashing liquid that this green mum is raving about!

I have always loved natural and earth-friendly products, they are not only safe for my little man but also for the environment and our planet. That is why I was thrilled when I got this package from Cusina Dishwashing Liquid containing samples of their dishwashing liquid trio.

Cusina Dishwashing Liquid comes in 3 variants in vibrant 375ml bottle:

  1. Ginger Yuzu Peel ~ Slightly sweet and citrusy, with floral note from the Japanese yuzu fruit, and a spicy yet soothing hint from ginger make this a delicate scent that promotes tranquility
  2. Lemongrass Citrus ~ a first whiff reveals a familiar lemon scent. But then again, like discovering a new favorite song, in comes a mid-note of stimulating citrus with an energizing minty lemongrass finish.
  3. Grapefruit Lemon Zest ~ like your cheery fun-loving friend, Grapefruit Lemon Zest’s scent is there to brighten your day with uplifting top notes of fresh pink grapefruit and a clean, crisp lemon zest end.

Cusina Dishwashing Liquid is very effective in removing dirt and hard-to-remove grease. I also love how it leaves plates, pots, and pans, as well as those microwaveables {which are so tricky to wash} squeaky clean after each wash. It is also effective in removing odors from the hands, especially after peeling garlic and onions or preparing meat and fish dishes, so I always wash my hands with Cusina Dishwashing Liquid after working in my tiny kitchen. And because it is made of concentrated liquid, just a few drops of Cusina goes a long way! Among the 3 variants, I love Grapefruit Lemon Zest the most because grapefruit and lemon are two of my most favorite fruits and scents.

mum inspires

Thankful Thursday: Gratitude Changes Everything

#thankfulthursday #gratitude #wordstoliveby #muminspires #quotablequotes

A photo posted by Vix Parungao (@mumwrites) on

mum inspires

Thankful Thursday: Of Sense, Peace, + Vision

#thankfulthursday #gratitude #muminspires #quotablequotes

A photo posted by Vix Parungao (@mumwrites) on

blogging events

Filipino Bloggers Network Get-Together 2016: Another Year Of Productive Partnerships

Christmas, blogging, events
Photo Credit to Ruel Umali

It was a night of great fun, awesome giveaways, delicious food and meeting new friends at the 2016 Christmas party of the Filipino Bloggers Network {FBN}, one of the most active bloggers group in the country, in cooperation with MetroBuzz Bloggers held at St. Nicholas Catering and Restaurant in Mandaluyong City last December 28, 2016.

Blogger members took the opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old friends they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced their event and personally thank bloggers, online writers and influencers who have supported them in the past years.

FBN currently has more than 1,800 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac. With the support of MetroBuzz led by its admin Lariza Garcia, the annual event has become even more bigger on its fourth run.

Christmas, blogging, events

This year’s celebration was supported by the following generous sponsors

St. Nicholas Catering & Restaurant ~ Mandaluyong’s newest food craze. Experience quality but affordable dining experience at Barangay Plainview. Open from Tuesday to Sunday at 11am to 12am. Follow them on Facebook at

Acer PH ~ Founded in 1976 with a mission to break the barriers between people and technology by offering innovative and leading technology products, empowering people to achieve their goals. Follow them on Facebook at

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. {AMPR} ~ A full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at

Goodah!!! ~ The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Contact {02}966.7582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at

Gardenia ~ Offers a wide array of superior bakery products including white, wheat and health breads, flavored loaves, pandesal and snack items like snack cakes, muffins and toasts. Gardenia breads are known for their good taste, freshness, softness, oven-baked aroma and nutritive value. Follow them on Facebook at

IMComms Mavens ~ A full service marketing communications agency that integrates traditional and current marketing strategies to be able to provide Clients a strategic communications plan. Follow them on Facebook at

UNO Premier ~ A dynamic marketing company that derived its innovative business model from a very long history and foundation of leadership, management and entrepreneurial vision. UNO Premier’s mother company, UNO, started rising 10 years ago and blossomed throughout the network marketing industry like rapid fire. For more information, visit the website at Like/follow their social media accounts: Facebook Page:; Instagram: @unopremierofficial and on Twitter: @UNOPremier_PH.

Dearberry Philippines ~ The brand essence of dearberry is “affordable high quality cosmetics made with ingredients from nature ”. Dearberry believes the simple truth, “healthy skin is most beautiful” and sticks to the basics, “firstly keep skin healthy, then optimally solve target issues”. Their products are manufactured by such top-tier factories like COSMAX and WINNOVA to achieve the high quality standards of our products. COSMAX is the main & most important manufacturer of L’OREAL group and other world famous branded cosmetics. WINNOVA is the main & most important manufacturer of Korean branded cosmetics like TONYMOLY & THEFACESHOP. Follow DearberryPH on Facebook at or visit their website, for updates and promos.

JJEMM Transient House ~ A fully furnished apartment unit located in Balanga City, Bataan. If you’re planning on visiting the beautiful province of Bataan to enjoy scenic views and awesome tourist spots, JJEMM Transient House is here to welcome and provide accommodation for your stay. This is best for couples, backpackers, budget travellers, families and group travellers. Situated in a subdivision in Balanga City,Bataan and 5-7 minutes away from public market. Learn more by following them on Facebook: . Contact them at email address: and mobile number: 0998.882.8300.

Mondelez ~ Maker of some of the best-known snacks brands around the globe. Their 15 global Power Brands in biscuits, chocolate and gum & candy are expected to drive 70 percent of company’s growth going forward:
Biscuits: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, TUC, belVita, Club Social and Barni.
Chocolate: Milka, Lacta, Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk.
Gum & Candy: Trident, Chiclets, Halls, Stride and Cadbury Dairy Milk Eclairs.
Follow Mondelez on Facebook ~ for updates.

Oppo Philippines ~ A global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile internet service in over 20 countries such as the United States, China, Australia and many other countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Follow them on Facebook – for promos and updates.

Aster Medical Centre Philippines ~ A part of Aster DM Healthcare network. Our multi-specialty centre is staffed with 50+ doctors and highly skilled nurses and staff who work together to take care of you and your loved ones. Aster DM Healthcare encompasses more than 10,000 employees, 1300+ doctors, 290 establishments of compassionate care and JCI accredited diagnostic centres in Dubai, India, KSA, Oman, Qatar, Jordan and now Bahrain. Like them on Facebook –

BrandSpeak Asia Inc. ~ a privately owned, independent public relations corporation created and managed by a team of young, dynamic and vibrant professionals committed to a shared passion: the integration of unique and creative thinking. Find them on Facebook at

Comm & Sense ~ one of the first marketing communications agencies in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. More information at or follow them on Facebook at

OCI Group ~ Providing well integrated and strategic communications for your company. Delivering results that are responsive and puts great value in your investment. Follow them on Facebook at