Sunday, September 10, 2017

Now an Official #OFW Online Filipino Worker

Pardon for the 2-month hiatus but this entry will fairly explain my absence.

One of the main reasons that I started this blog was to have an avenue to write and cover interesting stuff about life. As I just recently made the biggest career move ever, I hoped that this page will let me share exciting stuff about life and will eventually earn in the long run.  Even if I let go of the corporate world to be a full-time mom to my Paige, I still want to earn and contribute to the household bills.

Banking on my writing and PR experiences, I visited online freelancer platforms such as and to get assignments and thank God! I was able to get some. Completing projects for some clients made me busy for the past two months and I am really enjoying this new found freedom.

I really love the idea of continually harnessing your given skills while taking care of mother's top most priority - our little ones.

So to mothers out there being an Online Filipino Worker might just be the outlet that you need to escape office-based jobs and stay at home with your kids. Working online is not only for writers too. There is a wide range of options to choose from like virtual assistants, tech skills, social media managers and a lot more.

I Hope this post will inspire mommies out there who wishes to be a 24/7 mom while still raking income.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Salted Egg Potato Chips by QueenP

Ever since the salted egg potato chips craze started in the Philippines I have always been enamored with it. I am always on the look out to get the tastiest brands that are also affordable and easily available. Most salted egg chips are home made that can be ordered online and a tad too pricey for snacks. 

Lucky me, I found a recipe through a friend where I can remake the crispy goodness right in the comforts of my own home. I can just make the salted egg batter through the salted egg yolk mixed with butter in low fire. Add the bag of chips preferably the thin salted chips available in groceries (I used the Oishi Plain Salted) and pour it in the pan. Cook it together in very low fire until the chips are coated by the salted egg batter. The results were crispy chips comparable to those available in the market. I added a sprinkle of sugar to add a sweet contrast and I am planning to add chili flakes next to give it a spicy kick. 

Achievement Unlocked: Salted Egg Potato Chips :)

I always try recipes shared in social media and I am not always getting the same results. But this is really one for the books. (for the Blog in this case :)

Monday, May 22, 2017

#ZyraineatPaige5 Jollibee Be Happy Party

Another reason of my busy month was the celebration of my dear Paige's 5th birthday.

Her long time request was to have a party in Jollibee, and because she have been good and she excelled in school, we obliged.

It was a simple party with just 50 guests composed of closest friends and family. I did not bother to get extra Jollibee loot bags and others but just opted to give away candy bags for the kids.

After All, the dancing Jollibee plus the chicken joy is what Paige is after really :)

A jollibee party never grows old. After years and years in business I can still say that they are number one in the children's party business.

* Everything is arranged for you, venue, food, entertainment even up to giveaways, balloons and cake. You will just come there and parteey!
* Chicken Joy is all Kids favorite therefore you can be sure that all food are not wasted.

* I don't understand why food in Jollibee Parties are way expensive than meals you can avail on regular dining.

Jollibee Party Meal - Php 198 (Chicken, Spaghetti, Regular Drinks, Fries and Chocolate Sundae)
Value Meal -  Php 140++ (Chicken, Spaghetti, Regular Drinks, Fries and Chocolate Sundae)

I just wish they let party organizers to avail the value meals so they will be true to their word of affordable fun parties for kids. After all Mascots and other party amenities are paid through the Party Fee of Php 2,000 when you book.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my dear friend Shally Culvera for taking amazing pictures of my lovely Paige :)

Rufa Mae Quinto - Soon in Lamudi Magazine

Finally got a change to update my blog :) Been busy with work and mommy duties but now I am back!

One of the highlight activities that I enjoyed during my long absence was my opportunity to interview the lovely Ms. Rufa Mae Quinto-Magallanes. The new mom is as beautiful and funny as ever and I really had the time of my life.

I remember back in high school, all my friends and teachers are so happy every time we do role playing activities because of my acting abilities and yeah I often act like I am Rufa Mae :) That is why imagine my surprise and happiness when I was about to meet the person I am impersonating way back childhood.

Thank you for the opportunity Lamudi Magazine and I am really looking forward to post here the actual pages.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SNR Pizza Smores

Marshmallows and chocolates, are undeniably two of the best things in life. The goodness of chocos combined with sweet, soft and cuddly marshmallows will surely take me to my comfort zone.

SNR Pizza Smores gave me just that :) (Pardon my bite because I just have to sink my teeth into it fast before I remembered to take a picture) The soft, chewy, toasted on top marshmallows blended well with the melted chocolates and crunchy grahams.
Paige doesn't really eat pizza but even she cannot resist the charm of the Smores :)

 One reminder though, just make sure you are not eating the big slice as a dessert because the pie underneath the sweetness is still so filling that you cannot eat it just to cleanse your palate.
Thank you to my Hubby Rommel for immediately buying me this luscious piece. SNR Pizza Smores costs Php109 a slice in SNR pizza parlors and Php 99 a slice in SNR Warehouses.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Underrated Places to Visit This Holy Week

What better way to start off my blog by featuring one of my recent piece for Lamudi Philippines.

Take advantage of the long holidays this Holy Week to relax and reflect in these best-kept Philippine destinations
The next much-awaited time of the year in the Philippines after Christmas is the Lenten season. Many use this time to escape the hustle and bustle of life in Metro Manila and other big cities and just seek comfort and freedom from everyday stress. Combining religion and summer vacation, the Holy Week is the best time to get that much-needed rest and offer a silent prayer.

To help you in this endeavor, real estate website MyProperty has listed down some of the must-go sites this Holy week that might be less crowded and just perfect for the season. Relax and reflect in these awesome places so you’ll get back with a refreshed mind and body.


The mystical island of Siquijor also boasts various tourist destinations. Some of the most noted are the Isla del Fuego, the pristine beaches in San Juan town and the centuries-old St. Francis de Asisi Parish, which is also the biggest convent in the country built in 1884. Siquijor also have a butterfly sanctuary and breathtaking waterfalls and springs but medical tourism is the real attraction here. The province is known for the alternative healing methods of the locals.

Simultaneous with Holy Week is their yearly Healing Festival. The four-day festival is opened by a Holy Mass and will include healing sessions, exploration in Cantabon Cave and a holy trek to Mount Bandilaan.

Deep Forest Waterfall, National Park Island of Siquijor, Philippines. Photo via Shutterstock.


The Philippines has its own version of the Holy Land located in the province of Tarlac. Just 30 minutes away from the main highway and located at the top of a mountain in Bamban are life-size images that show the mysteries of the Holy Rosary and a number of Bible verses. The local “Holy Land” also has a replica of the tomb of Jesus Christ to complete the experience. It also highlights a 40-foot statue of Jesus on the cross on Mount Golgotha.

Furthermore, Tarlac should be part of anyone’s bucket list as some of the most thrilling tourism experiences can be found here, including the Mount Pinatubo trek adventure and Kart City Tarlac. Museums, waterfalls, and luscious food finds also dot the city to ensure a worthwhile vacation for all.

The Pinatubo Crater Lake. Photo via Shutterstock.

Cagayan Valley

Slowly rising to popularity are the well-preserved white-sand beaches of Cagayan and Palaui Island’s raw beauty is at the top of the list. Once hailed as one of the “World’s 100 Best Beaches” by CNN, Palaui is beyond doubt a magnificent sight to behold and experience.

Aside from its amazing water features, Cagayan has other activities perfect for all especially for the season of Lent. Historic pilgrimage sites can also be found in this stunning province tucked in the quaint northern part of the Philippines. One of the must-visit pilgrimage destinations in the country is the Calvary Hills in the town of Iguig. Life-size statues depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross and the old church of San Antonio de Galica built in the 1900s can be explored here. What’s best is its astonishing location atop a hill, which affords every visitor scenic views of the mighty Cagayan River.

Sunset in Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Photo via Shutterstock.

Mount Pulong Bato in Zamboanga City
Going to a pilgrimage is a favorite Pinoy activity during lent. In Zamboanga City, you can go on a nature trekking while observing religious traditions. At Pulong Bato in Abong Abong Park, the Stations of the Cross commence at the foot of the mountain and end at the peak. Religious images are also scattered and carved into the mountainside.

After hiking and praying, you will surely get a different kind of high spiritually and mentally once you reach the top to rest and just appreciate the picturesque views.

Apart from this marvelous religious place, Zamboanga City is also the home of a large number of natural and man-made attractions to add worth to a meaningful vacation. Carreon, Congo, Nancy, Busay, and Merloquet Falls are just some of the water adventures that are an absolute must-see in Zamboanga City, in addition to beaches and neighboring islands.

Mount Pulong Bato in Zamboanga City. Photo by Zamboanga Historical Landmarks


Take your annual Visita Iglesia a notch higher by visiting the beautiful province of Iloilo. A trip to the centuries-old churches of the province is a must especially for your Holy Week reflection. Be in awe with the historical churches that surround Iloilo, such as the Jaro Cathedral, Molo Church, Miag-ao Church, and Guimbal Church, to name just a few.

After church hopping, neighboring island-province of Guimaras is just a short boat-ride away, which offers a different kind of water adventure for tourists. Forget about time and stress through the various offerings, such as marine sanctuaries, limestone formations, isolated beaches and coves, and a lot more.

Miag-ao Church in Iloilo. Photo via Shutterstock.

Free yourself with stress, feast on the beauty of the country, and observe the true meaning of the Lenten season through these lovely places in the Philippines that offer a total spiritual and mental cleansing.

Queen P Enters the Wonderful World of Blogging

I always thought I will take the corporate world by storm and go up the ladder of success. But giving birth to my precious princess changed all my goals and aspirations. Motherhood is suddenly the only thing that matters.

But life doesn't stop in being the queen of the household. Now I am continuing my career as a freelance writer and PR and Media Relations Consultant for various companies. Undeniably, prioritizing my little one while still pursuing my passion to write and earn from it is one of my best decisions ever.

Inspired by the many bloggers that I met in the industry, I made Queen P possible :) another avenue that I can explore to learn and hopefully earn as well.

Hope you all like Queen P's views, ideas and articles. Have fun reading!