Fancy exercise the human body is programmed to exercise. No matter what activities you do, whether stool exercise, dancing while sitting, hiking or jogging, it is important that the movement is adapted to your personal ability. I for on I prefer walking, not everyday but I see to it that almost everyday.๐Ÿคฃ The benefits of walking, and exercising in general include- lowering blood glucose levels. Improving the bodyโ€˜s ability to use insulin.

Who individually burdened his body can keep him fit.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฝ Said and done.โœ… This was almost 2hours walked or more back and forth with my doggie ๐Ÿถ Mary during the celebration of ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡นAustrian National Holiday. My diabetic life. Take it from me folks!๐Ÿค—



Hubby et moi – iCookiTravel

Nearly 30 years of marriage life with all ups and downs we are getting stronger than ever from day to day of our life.  As we go on this journey, thinking ๐Ÿค”way back before our two kids came into our life and now for me it is a huge changes.  Living their own way of life, hubby and I just like before just the two of us with my two doggies. ๐Ÿถ

Cooking for two not for four anymore, missing something, letting go of your adult children is the hardest part.โ˜น๏ธ

My Kitchen something that always makes me smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ and is the happiest place for me. Where hubby and I bond most of the time when we’re at home.๐Ÿก

He came back from flea market brought me a bunch of string beans and smaller eggplant ๐Ÿ† I don’t know how many varieties of green beans gives, but I know one thing that it offers many health benefits. Hubby’s cooking ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ small eggplant ๐Ÿ† and string bean with fried ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ‘ grateful for this.

Middleneck clams with vine spinach (alugbati) and mushroom ๐Ÿ„ which are surprisingly high in iron, broth is so tasty.๐Ÿ˜‹

A vegetable soup with broccoli ๐Ÿฅฆ carrot ๐Ÿฅ• mushrooms ๐Ÿ„ or Champignon, chickpeas and noodle ๐Ÿฒ was for breaky after seven and half hours of night duty gave me strength.โ˜บ๏ธ

Boiled corn ๐ŸŒฝ cob and mongo or mung bean with camote tops (talbos ng kamote) no rice ๐Ÿš at all since 2013. Camote tops consuming it in moderation is a good source of energy, vitamins, minerals and is low in fat and sodium. And is also ideal๐Ÿ’ก for diabetic patients.

Here is boiled camote tops, sliced tomatoes ๐Ÿ… and “Bagoong balayan” (Fish Sauce) with calamansi for deeping. ๐Ÿ˜‹ #hubby’s cooking ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ so grateful to him๐Ÿ˜˜

Above photo is spinach, corn ๐ŸŒฝ kernels, squash flowers with pork belly was viand for dinner ๐Ÿฝ

Summer was too long this year and these are the last flowers from my pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ and cherry tomatoes ๐Ÿ… which is in my living room now. It’s too cold outside. And picture above the last harvest of squash flowers I cooked with.

Tilapia fillet with sautรฉed Mangold lots of garlic and mashed carrots ๐Ÿฅ• my diabetic.๐Ÿด

Oh my “gulay” with saluyot (Jute leaves), pumpkin a Hokkaido, okra, bitter gourd (ampalaya), and string bean (sitaw).

Squash, string bean, bitter gourd and okra with “alamang” (tiny shrimps) season with salt ๐Ÿง‚ cooked just like “laswa with alamang”. ๐Ÿ˜‹

Potatoes ๐Ÿฅ” bell peppers, carrot ๐Ÿฅ• Champignon with turkey ๐Ÿฆƒ breast.

Cooking with hubby strengthen our relationship. Science says, couples who cook together stay together.๐Ÿ˜‡

Happy cooking in your kitchen and Guten Appetit!๐Ÿ˜Š



Eating at home would not lead you to a significant decrease in nutrient density and greater health risks.

Sunday lunch at home. – iCookiTravel

Today I had shrimps sinigang (in sour soup) with spinach, shrimps halabos for my son (stirred in a pan with a little water right until it changes color then seasoned with a little bit salt), and chicken thighs goulash. Of course serve with rice we are Filipinos! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Recipe for chicken thighs goulash will be uploaded on my youtube channel shortly!

Eating fresh home-cooked meals allows you to make helthier choices while spending less and supporting healthy lifestyle. Take it away from me Folks!



It is common for people to collect things from places they travel to. Fridge magnets seem to be a very popular one. It reminds me the places I had been. But not only magnets but also my mugs.

STARBUCKS MUG from Stanbul brought by my daughter – iCookiTravel

Sunday afternoon snack, apple strudel plus a Starbucks mug of coffee gave me a possitive vibes! My Starbucks mug brought to me by my daughter from Stanbul, Turkey early 2014. Beside from tea lover sometimes I drink coffee too with hubby, just like today I baked apple strudel for snack and my hubby prepared coffee for us. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is my third collection among Starbucks mug. Many Starbucks fanatics out there are already familiar with the underground movement of collecting Starbucks Mugs. For sure there are thousands of people collecting these mugs all over the world and I am one among them. It has been mentioned there are different categories or series out there namely: City Mugs Series, Archetect Series and Global Series. So, which among of these you are collecting for? Happy Sunday everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚



Hopefully you are enjoying your day Vienna, eventhough it is a rainy day outside. If you feel like spending the rainy days doing something productive, inside at home or office that better way to warm up. Like us here we are just having our brunch.

STARBUCKS MUG from Barcelona brought to me by my daughter – iCookiTravel

Brunch with hubby, egg-rice with garlic and tomatoe plus a mug of coffee. Happy rainy Thursday everyone!
Mug is from Starbucks as souvenir from Barcelona last October 2014. My fourth mug from Starbucks direct from Spain.  The mug which will be featured on 9th Day was my third mug from starbucks. Having a starbucks mug at home and with our brunch, is not just like seating inside a starbucks branch with coffee task and service and a place to rest for a few minutes.



Another Starbucks mug which was brought to me by my daughter in December 2014 from Prague, Czech Republic. She and her best friend stayed for a weekend there and enjoyed the city for just two days. Travelled by car for about four hours excluding rest or break.

My STARBUCKS MUG from Prague – iCookiTravel

My second mug from Starbucks. The first Starbucks Branch in Czech was opened on  January 22, 2008 in Malostranskรฉ nรกmฤ›stรญ. Their people claiming that not just passionate purveyors of coffee, but everything else that goes with a full and rewarding coffeehouse experience. They also offer a selection of premium Tazo teas, fine pastries and other delectable treats to please the taste buds. And the music you hear in store is chosen for its artistry and appeal. Itโ€™s not unusual to see people coming to Starbucks to chat, meet up or even work. It is a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine โ€“ and they couldnโ€™t be happier about it. Get to know their branch and youโ€™ll see: they are so much more than what they brew. I’ve been there for so many times, not only for a weekend as well just for shopping hours. One among neighbour country of Austria.

Sipping my Lavender Tea product of Sidroga. The tea treat for rest and relaxation.
Overloading, Pressure, Stress and Restless rushing you through the day. Finally, only in the evening is time to turn off everything. The pleasant taste is new to enjoy a special tea from real lavender flowers. Lavender as a tea or bath additive smells of relaxation and summer evening in Provence and is also known as the “blue gold South of France”. Its versatility makes it particularly valuable and popular.

Source: http://www.sidroga.com/at_de/tee/spezielle-teesorten/sidroga-lavendel.html



This mug brought to me by hubby from Berlin. He got it from Rahmel-Verlag Souvenir shop. It is not the price of the mug wthat counts but the love and faithfulness in it. Knowing that I am a mug collector, remembering me and bringing home is priceless.

Mug from BERLIN, Germany, brought by hubby – iCookiTravel

Sipping my tea now, berries with cocoa shell product of Sidroga organic. What could be better than a freshly made, aromatically fragrant cup of tea from sidroga? Precision craftsmanship with a view to a variety of flavors is evident in every variety. Thus you can enjoy traditional tea produced in an ecologically clear conscience. The pleasure even in terms of sustainability. Experience the purity of Japanese tea culture! Keep calm enjoy your tea Folks! ๐Ÿ™‚



Monday afternoon after seven and half hours duty I need a mug of tea. Got this tea from our wellness at work for free. Not bad… try it once and now enjoying it!
Going back to work after the festive period can be trying, stressful and exhausting, sipping my tea now can help me getting excited again.

Mug from ERSTINGS-FAMILY.AT – iCookiTravel

My mug is from Erstings Family- My Home
Source; http://www.ernstings-family.at/kat/my-home.html
I bought it from the shop year 2014, I got myself in light blue, light green (in the picture) and two red for my daughter. That huge mug I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m having white tea mixture from Sidroga- Organic with Vanilla flavor. Picked by hand, the elaborate workmanship and its low fermentation make white tea so special. Silky fluff surrounds the unopened tea buds and thus gives this unusual tea its name. Aromatic organic vanilla pieces harmonize in my white tea mixture with cheerful yellow sunflower blossoms and round its nuanced flavor from noble. Source; http://www.sidroga-organic.de/wahres-leben/echter-dank/



My ever first Starbucks Mug, 2008 Christmas Holiday Limited Edition 12oz Mug with Candy Cane Handle. I got two of them one for hubby and one for me ๐Ÿ™‚
Every year Starbucks releases numerous Christmas themed mugs of varying shapes and sizes.

My christmas STARBUCKS MUG – iCookiTravel

My Riyanah, drinking milk from my coffee mug โ€” at Dolly’s Kitchen At 10Th District.
I love this edition because of Candy Cane Handle โค โค โค
With this mug I love to have my cafe latte. Traditionally the cafe latte is a ratio of two parts coffee and one part steamed milk, mine is the other way around two parts steamed milk and one part coffee. LOL… That is the reason why my doggie Riyanah loves it too.



My first tea mug for this new year 2016. A souvenir from London brought to me by my son as a memento of his stay at Cambridge way back year 2010. Modern mugs, which are most commonly used for coffee or tea, likely envolved from beer steins. I love mugs because of their size, have thick walls and flat bottoms.

My Tea Mug from London brought by my son – iCookiTravel

Enjoying my black tea with milk. Just like Indians sell very strong tea with condensed milk on street corners, as “Pick-me-up”. They said would be better for our health if I drink with honey and lemon, like Russians. Sometimes I drink green tea with nothing added like so many Japanese and Chinese. Specially during meal time in winter season. When it comes to food and health, it is becoming increasingly difficult to follow all studies advice. I just go with my instinct, a mug of black tea with milk I find it relaxing while seating on my bed corner with my notebook in pajama.