Welcome to Mommy Maricel

Life is a gift and meant to be cherished.  Those pockets of rest and relaxation are bliss! I am here to live my own life, and live it passionately with the hope of inspiring others to do the same. May Mommy Maricel serve as a vessel to project my passions, and give a sneak peek to my loyal readers as to what inspires me in this whacky world. So, sit back, relax, and read on.


Our garden is blooming again especially after the rain.  My Manang was thrilled to have been able to harvest papayas and so we decided to whip up a simple salad recipe that goes well with festive foods for the holidays! Check out this Thai papaya salad recipe.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we

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December 21, 2015 by Mommy Maricel

mommy talk my passions faith

My daughter, Ella unearthed tons of letters her father received from friends and family as he is fond of writing and receiving letters.  She then told me about the letters I had written her dad and those he also wrote to me.  I went over them and realised how amazing it is to look back

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December 19, 2015 by Mommy Maricel

mommy talk my passions

I remember when we were children, we used to chant, “it’s a gloomy day, it’s a gloomy day-oh I want to play even if it is a gloomy day!” Nothing and no one stopped us from playing.  For example, I learned to maneuver a small hobie cat sailboat at the beach in the middle of

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December 15, 2015 by Mommy Maricel

mommy talk

Our roof has been hidden for as long as I can remember because we didn’t know what to make of it. We initially envisioned it to be a roof deck where we can hold intimate gatherings but that was not approved so we just left it alone and hid it.  We continued to work on

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November 17, 2015 by Mommy Maricel

mommy talk my bulletin

Check out my happy nook in our home, which was curated by my brother-in-law, Jinggoy Buensuceso and buddy Wataru Sakuma of Maseco. Super proud that their collaboration- the rock paper bowl stood out at the recently concluded Manila Fame. It was awarded the 2015 Katha Award for Best Eco Design! Photo by Mac Custodio From

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October 21, 2015 by Mommy Maricel