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The Positive Benefits of Competitive Horse Riding

According to the American Horse Council, approximately 480,000 people across the United States are involved in some form of competitive horse riding. For the average individual who owns a horse and who has been riding around on the horse for three or four years, deciding to compete in a horse show can be a very exciting and nerve-racking experience. There are a lot of benefits that younger riders get from engaging in horse competitions.

First, it gets a rider out of their comfort zone. Horse riders, just like everyone else, can find themselves in a rut. They come across the same people, they go through the same routine, and they ride the horse around in the same area every single day. At some point, the challenge that they first experienced when they hopped on a horse for the first time is gone. Now it’s just routine. Having a stagnant routine of riding your horse can become detrimental. This is because a rider can have certain challenges when they are on their horse, and so instead of addressing the difficulties they have, they create a routine that makes it so they don’t have to confront those challenges. They don’t ever get any better. The challenges they had when they got on the horse for the very first time are the same challenges they have years later. Read the rest of this entry »

At Home with Jollibee

Being an institution in its industry, Jollibee is already a household name and it has become a part of childhood stories including Bella. If there is one brand that this girl will never forget, I am sure it would be Jollibee. We would often joke around teasing her about being one of the stockholders of Jollibee because aside from being the official pasalubong, it has also been part of Tatay’s  expense every pay day.

I went for some errands yesterday and since Ate Din is busy with her BBQ business, I decided to tag along Bella thinking that I will immediately be back home after paying the bills. My original itinerary was to go to the bank then settle some bills. I could easily do it in a grocery store near our place but since Bella is with me, I opted to go to SM City for a quick mom and daughter bonding time. Bella was so excited thinking that he could play at Zoofari but due to time constraints, I just let her do the Carousel ride. Good thing that she was so happy about it. Oh, simple joys!

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A New Guitar for Her

One of Tatay and Bella’s favorite bonding activities is to play musical instruments. Tatay grew up in a family of musicians where music was part of their daily activity. So if he is not busy at home, he usually spends most of his time teaching Bella how to play guitar and beatbox. I hope Bella will continue to enjoy playing musical instruments as she grows.

A few months from now, she will be celebrating his 4th birthday and just like the previous year, there will be no grand birthday celebration but I might consider buying her an imported guitar. I hope I can find free shipping for it so I can save more.

Waiting for Her Popcorn

Popcorn has always been a favorite snack for many people, but the grocery store shelves only carry a limited variety of popcorn flavors that must be placed into the microwave. Thanks to whirleypopshop.com, you can pop delicious gourmet popcorn from the comfort of your home by using an easy-to-understand stovetop popper. You can simply place the Whirley Pop on any conventional stove; use a small portion of vegetable oil to season the pan; apply any flavor popcorn and popping oil; and begin popping your popcorn. One of the beneficial aspects of whirleypopshop.com is that the website contains excellent Whirley Pop instructional videos. There are several versions of the Whirley Pop.

All versions of the Whirley Pop incorporate turning handles to manually turn the popcorn. These turning handles provide better results than the microwavable popcorn, and the popcorn becomes very crispy and full of flavor. Whirleypopshop.com also offers gourmet popcorn, popcorn seasonings and real theater popping oil. It is the perfect snack for movie lovers who desire the tangy flavors of movie theater popcorn while watching a movie at home. There are also whirley pop gift sets for different occasions, including birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, holidays and the like. You can also purchase disposable bowls, popcorn bags and party supplies to accessorize your appetizing popcorn snack.

Thumbs Up for Jollibee

I have already told you before that our official pasalubong for Bella is Jolly Spaghetti. Yes, I know I may have said it for the nth time already but what can I do, I am just a mother who wants to make her little one happy.

I was out with hubby last Friday night to buy a screen protector for his phone and it was about 9PM when we reached home. We know that Bella is still wide awake by that time so we brought Jollibee Spaghetti for her and Burger Steak meal for Kuya Macky as pasalubong. Since Kuya Macky was so full already, Bella hoarded all of it to herself. She has actually eaten all of it that night. What an appetite!

And because she was so happy with Nanay’s pasalubong, she can’t help but show a thumbs up for Jollibee – her most favorite fast food ever!

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