Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Am A Money Magnet!!!!

I attended this for one reason I want to get rich so I can travel more. When I got to the venue there are more than a thousand people who want to get rich also. LOL

Before this seminar I did not bother researching about John Calub for reasons that;
 1.) I do not want to know someone by how others perceived him to be,
 2.) I hate being AKNE ( Alam Ko Na Yan Eh Syndrome), and
 3.) I want to be an empty sponge, that can absorb new things.
I paid Php 500.00 for the seminar and I can say that it was worth walking up at 2 AM to go to Davao City to attend it. 

What struck me most is that it is not just about the money, but how money can flow easily into your life.
John Calub's Key to Success comes from a series of seven books entitled The Master Key System written by Charles Haanel. The books were banned by the Church and hidden for years. It was the first book that used the phrase, The Law of Attraction.

I will not go into the details of the seminar, because I want others to find the time to attend the seminar themselves. But I am sharing to you some principles that I learned and lived with from that day on.

Mai's Life Lessons:
1.) Yes, we have an infinite potential to achieved our life dreams. Most of the time we see the things that we do not have and overlook what we have to succeed. Leaving my 15th and 30th paycheck behind made me see the potentials around me. I am now doing the things I am passionate about being an entrepreneur and baker.
I don't recommend it to everyone, leaving your 8-5 jobs right away, you have to first secure at least a year of your finances. If you have it, go to the second principle.
2.) It starts with a DECISION. If I did not made the said decision a year ago, I would still be inside the four walls of the office from 8-5 and do the same routine everyday of my life. Be in the place where you want to be.
While watching Francisco Colayco last night, be Decisive, it is one of the 3 principles he lived with. To get rich, you have to make a DECISION to be RICH.

More to Come....
More Mai Wanders!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Found an Organic Beer in Bacolod City

Who would have imagined that even in beers, you can go organic? Bob's Fruit Farms did just that, by brewing Bogsbrew Organic Negros Island Craft Beer and Primo, a fresh all-grain beer.
On our family's Negros-Panay Vacation, during our Bacolod City stop, me, my sissy and cousin Miya explored the City's Nightlife. When I say nightlife, we did not go clubbing, we walked the whole stretch of Lacson Street.

Our taxi dropped us behind the Capitol Building and we found out that it was the yearly Farmer's Organic Festival of Negros, so we went around looking for some organic stuff, and what made us curious is the Organic Beer Stall. 

I bought 2 bottles and brought it home as souvenir of the trip.The beer was made from malted barley, organic rice, corn, Negros Island muscovado sugar, wild bee honey, flavor and aroma hops, sugar adjuncts, yeast and natural mountain spring water. (got this from the Beer label)

Again, I will remind you that drinking beer is healthy unless you drink it without control. As Bogsbrew said; " This is the drink of friendship, fun and flavor, Negros Island in a bottle! SALUDO!"
And I say; Keep Wandering!!!!
Travel Date: December 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Morning Surprise from Mother Nature......Mushroom Picking

Mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source, that is according to Mr. Google.

 For me, it is a great reminder of my Lolo Pedro, who used to bring us around the "linang" or forest to look for "ligbus," is an Ilonggo word for edible mushrooms that grows on dried/decayed leaves.

Here in the South Cotabato, Philippines, the months of July and August were considered as "ligbus" season. Along the highway you will see stalls selling these earthy and meaty fungus.
And this August morning is a big surprise for Mama Dora, Browie and Me. While doing here early morning walk around her garden and fruit orchard, Mama saw "ligbus" growing around. It was my Lil Bro's first time to pick "ligbus" and he can't help but giggle over these edible fungus around him.

Mama and Browie smiling with their morning pick.....
Now I am going to have my Cooking 101 with "ligbus"
1. Clean the mushrooms with water. 

 2. Sliced tomatoes, onions and ginger. Then put it on the pan together with the cleaned mushrooms.

3. Don't put any water. Let it simmer using its own juice.

4. Once it's simmered, you can now serve it.

"Ligbus" has a earthy and meaty taste. You can have it as substitute for meat.

Mai's Lessons Learned:
If we know how to take care of Mother Nature, in return she will take care us. The fruit orchard where we found those mushroom is a 400 square meter property where my parents 10 years ago planted high value fruit trees; Lanzones and Durian. And for years we never burn those fallen leaves, instead we let it rot and become fertilizers. That morning Mother Nature provided us a healthy and sumptuous breakfast.
Keep Wandering!!! 

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Ruins of Talisay, How It Changed Me.

Always wanted to see the Ruins of Negros, they say it's the Taj Mahal of the Philippines. Built by Don Mariano Ledesma Lacson in memory of his wife Maria Braga, who died giving birth to their child.

As I read about the mansion's history, how it came to be known as The Ruins, struck me. How from heart wrenching destruction, it came to be a blessing not just to the Lacson family but also to a place like Talisay City.

For some of us letting go of such grandiose possession will never be easy, much that it comes with such a beautiful memory. But with "The Ruins," letting it go to a ruin is a heroic act, because it did saved our nation from further Japanese invasion. Small or big, it made a contribution to our country's history.
And now, it continues to help in the tourism activity of the City of Talisay.
Mai's Life Lesson:
  • We need to be pruned to grow. Sometimes an important part of our life need to cut off, for us to grow more. If the Lacson's Mansion remained to that grandiose mansion in the center of the sugar plantation, it will still be like any other grand mansions of Negros. Not a single centavo will be there helping the tourism and even the people of Talisay. Imagine the number of tricycles going in and out of the Ruins everyday.

For now lets keep wandering and continue learning in this subject called LIFE. 
More Mai Wanders!!!
Travel Date: December 18, 2011
Travel Buddies: My Family
How to Get There:
From Bata (aka Bangga Pepsi), Bacolod City, turn east and follow the signs going to the Ruins if you’re getting there by Car. If not, rent a tricycle going to Ruins. Approximately 20 minutes and fare is PHP20.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Taking You in All My Wanders

From this day on, I'll be sharing more of myself. This blog is not a journal of my travels, but a journal of my life. I will be sharing my passions and learning in this journey called LIFE.

Mai Wanders

I read, bake, eat, travel, plant, party, make a difference and more.......

Keep Wandering!!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Bread Talk is Coming to General Santos City

On my way to school last night, I passed by the Soon to Open SM City General Santos City, and one signage made me smile (hoping Manong Driver didn't saw me smiling). 

Bread Talk is one of my favorite bread shop, I get to have it every time I visit Cebu City I don't failed having their breads & they never failed me either with their tasty breads. 
My favorite......

Savory or sweet breads........I just love both.


Sunday, August 05, 2012

Salvaro......Along the Winding Roads of Negros Occidental

On our way to Bacolod City from San Carlos City, our bus made a stop along the way, for some “pee time.”

Everywhere in the Philippines, you will see the spirit of entrepreneurship. The moment the bus stops, Manongs & Manangs comes up to offer their goodies, from canned sodas to candies and every kind of snacks they can offer. But what caught our attention "SALVARO."
The Salvaro that I used to know is a thin and crisp biscuit, but the salvaro that they were selling is a bread close to that of "teren-teren." 

Foodie & curiosity combined, I bought a piece of salvaro. Then I learned from Manong Tindero that they use "tuba," a fermented vinegar, as the rising agent instead of yeast. It got a very interesting taste of tuba in the bread.


Saturday, August 04, 2012

Foodie Finds: Toledo City Street Foods Open Park

Just before night falls in this City of Toledo, a small park beside the Parish Church lit up as street hawkers started setting up tables and chairs around their food stalls. 

Being adventurous when it comes to gastronomic experience, we did not let it pass not to have a take of their street food offerings.

Thumbs up Food!
  • We had 4 orders of Siomai from SIOMAI LOVE Stall. It's a thumbs up because our lil foodie readily puts his thumbs up sign. And I say its taste really good, something you won't be expecting to get from a street food stall.

Sign of Approval


  • "Puso" - a rice wrapped in a weaved coconut leaves.

Thumbs up Experience! 

  • Eating with hand wrapped in plastic.
  • Eating "puso" and siomai as viand.

Toledo City Street Foods Found and Tasted!!!
Travel Date: December 17, 2011

Home Away from Home: Aleus Inn, Toledo City

Stranded in Toledo City, Cebu during typhoon Sendong, finding a place is the only option we have. Manong Sikad Driver brought me and my sister to Aleus Inn, and the moment we checked the room,  I knew right then that our parents would love it.

We had the White Room, an AC room good for 5 to 6 persons with; 1 single bed, 1 double bed, refrigerator, cable TV, dining table, toilet & bath. A big plus with the White Room is the sliding door that opens up to the terrace.

Considered this as one of the best inns I have been to, at a very affordable price. For a one night stay we paid P1,200.00 only.
Aleus Inn is A Home Away from Home!!!
Travel Date: December 17, 2011

How to get there:
From the port area, take a tricycle and asked the driver to take you to Aleus Inn. It is walking distance from Gaisano Toledo City.