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Melissa Solito
Works at Medical Doctor / Breastfeeding Advocate / Freelance Writer
Attended Davao Medical School Foundation
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The past week was kinda a blur for me. Pope Francis, princess party, loads of outdoor activities, rainy nights, sick kids. It was no wonder I wasn't able to blog! o.O Hopefully I can get my me-time (aka blogging time, haha) this week :)

#motherhood   #homeschooling   #DavaoHomeschoolingFamily
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Yep, motherhood, that's what kept me from blogging this week. Plus cold, rainy nights~ haha! Yep, I just slept like a baby through the past nights and did not even attempt to blog. I have no idea what happened to Davao this w...
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Balancing is so difficult....
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#FebIbig! ;-) Lovely, lovely art by +pascal campion. Mood, lighting, the feels <3

#ValentinesDay2016   #love
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Yum!! One of my fave savoury pastry~ #potpies! :) This mini pot pie recipe is from Giada De Laurentiis. I actually don't have patience to make this at home~ I usually just buy my buttery pastries from bakeries, hihi ;-)

#pastry   #GiadaDeLaurentiis
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Ackk! So adorable!! #HelloKitty nails by #OPI! Might get back to painting & decorating my nails one of these days :)

#nailart #HelloKittyNails
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Add a dash of supercute with a sweet #HelloKitty  Bow nail art tutorial from #OPI !  

Get the look from Masako, #Sanrio 's official nail artist at opi.is/hkbows 

#HelloKittybyOPI  
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Often it's the third one (sorry people). Even going out with family is very draining; small doses of human interaction is all I need, haha! #IntrovertProblems I guess :)

#notofthisworld #introvert
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That sounds like my kids. "Di ka kasi lumalabas, Mama" is their standard reproach for any problem or shortcoming I may have.
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Good read for #lazyparents (I'm one!) out there :) Parents, DON'T do everything for your kids. They'll be independent and responsible faster than you can read Anna Karenina, haha! And yes, my 3 & 5yo kids are verrry independent, thanks to my "laziness" ♥♥

#lazymom #lazyparenting #attachmentparenting #parenthood
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5 Things The Lazy Parenting Method Taught My Kid
The Lazy Parenting Method (patent pending) is a method in which you do very little work for your child while they do a lot of work for themselves.
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Newborn #piglets!! <3 Witnessing ANY birth is an amazing thing to experience. Years back, my heart always go kaboom when our pregnant dogs give birth to multiple puppies. It's both fascinating and so scary to watch! And then I gave birth. Twice. And I was such a wuss both times (asked for an epidural when I reached 5cm), haha!

#mammals   #livebirth   #miracleofbirth
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Baby piglets at the farm.

Mike and I have been taking care of the farm this weekend and we got to enjoy the birthing of baby piglets this afternoon.

The mama pig decided to leave her designated shelter and build her own nest just a couple of hours before she gave birth. We decided to let her do her thing and she ended up building a comfy big den to give birth. It was fascinating to witness it all.

That's the way things happen at the farm. All the animals have lots of room to roam around freely and express their animal instincts.

We watched over her for a while, brought her food, hay and water but she never moved except to make it easier for her baby pigs to keep nursing. So far I counted ten babies. They're adorable.
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Cute ! The process of birth is a miracle. Babies instinctly attach to their mom and mom also take care of them. It's better not touch newborn animals when they're just born. A few animals abandon their babies when they're contaminated by humans' touches. It's better leave them to their mom.
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What an inspiring life story!! From slave to captain to Congressman~ all during a time when blacks have no rights! Bravo, #RobertSmalls ! ♥ And yes, an excellent film should be made to honor your courageous life!

#BlackHistoryMonth #blacklivesmatter #heroes
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#BAMF for #BlackHistoryMonth  Now THIS is a cat I'd love to see a biopic about!

From Wikipedia: As a politician, Smalls authored state legislation providing for South Carolina to have the first free and compulsory public school system in the United States, and founded the Republican Party of South Carolina.
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OMG. Callos buns!! Combining my 2 fave foods, #callos (Spanish tripe stew) and #porkbuns (think Tim Ho Wan) into one dish! I'm in love!! :)

#SpanishCuisine #callosbun #CafeEnye #Eastwood
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You've tried the usual pork buns, but have you tried Callos Buns?
Cafe Enye shares its take on Spanish cuisine, with its interpretation of "colonial cuisine" drawing inspiration "where the Spaniards have settled, specifically Northern Morocco, Argentina, Central America, and the Philippines," as described by chefs RJ Ungco and Chris Dytuco, the young duo ...
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#Grimm  is back tomorrow!! Ackkk!! <happy dance> The only show I still can't let go.. well, along with Sherlock and X-Files (it's bacckkk too!) ^_^
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We’re ready to take on the uprising! Don’t miss the return of #Grimm , tomorrow at 9/8c on +NBC.
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Now that the Table of Elements is "complete", it's about time to make a table that show where the elements came from :)

#chemistry #tableofelements #scienceeveryday
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A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Proud Davao / Filipino Blogger

Child of God. Happy wife and homeschooling mom. Blogger by passion, medical doctor by education, SAHM by profession :)

More about me in my blogs and social networking sites. See them all in the bottom part of my Google+ 'About' page that says 'Other Profiles' ^__^
Bragging rights
Breastfeeding our first kid from her birth, through my second pregnancy, and until now that we have a second kid! Yep, I'm tandem breastfeeding! ;-)
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Education
  • Davao Medical School Foundation
    Medical Doctor, 2002 - 2006
  • University of the Philippines
    BS Biology (Major in Cell Bio), 1998 - 2002
  • Philippine Science High School
    1994 - 1998
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We were the first customer the day we had lunch in Casa Armas. As such, the staff was still busy preparing the restaurant and weren't so attentive to us. But they were friendly enough. Their food is really good, especially their Tapas (which you buy per piece) and Spanish rice. Their Tapa (marinated beef slices) which was listed in their bestsellers section, however, did not live up to our expectations. We've had better Tapa in less classy joints ;-) For drinks, we had the House Blend Ice Tea which was excellent! I hope they'll add a bottomless option for it because one glass isn't enough. Overall, our Casa Armas experience was very good. Good service, excellent food, classy ambiance.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Must-try: xiao long bao and pork buns. Soupy pork goodness in every bite! :) Service is good (servers were helpful) and waiting time for the food was reasonable. However, waiting time might be longer if you'll eat during rush hours. The restaurant has comfy ambiance and the see-through glass kitchen is an added bonus :)
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Stayed for 3d/2n with my family (2 kids included) and we have no complaints whatsoever. The Junior Suite we stayed in was well-maintained, with functional kitchenette and big tub / rainshower in the bathroom. Room service food was fast, affordable (given it's hotel food) and delicious. The hotel staff was friendly, accommodating and always ready to help. Best part? Lancaster Hotel is just 5-10min away from MRT Shaw, Shangri-La Plaza and SM Megamall ^__^
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Quality of food is excellent! We had Crabmeat pizza and Kansas City bbq ribs. However, the wait for food was quite long and to think we were the only customer there on a late weekday afternoon. On a more positive note, the waiters were very attentive- constantly refilling hubby's bottomless drink and were quick to offer us free food (boiled corn) when our food took so long to arrive.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago