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CHERRY BLOSSOMS- A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

CHERRY BLOSSOMS- A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Best friends and travel buddies Che Luneta and Del...

 
UPLIFTING LAVENDER

UPLIFTING LAVENDER

Not all lavender flowers are created equal. Heidi ...

 
SKELETAL TREES

SKELETAL TREES

Remnants of winter are evident in the freezing col...

 
HEALTHFUL CHICKEN SALAD

HEALTHFUL CHICKEN SALAD

Fix a light, quick, and easy meal with Chicken Sal...

 
CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS

CRISPY CHICKEN WINGS

Here's my sis, Zita's, chicken recipe. Chicken win...

 
STUNNING MAGNOLIA

STUNNING MAGNOLIA

Magnolia flowers turn heads this early spring in G...

 
TWICE THE PLEASURE MARBLE CAKE

TWICE THE PLEASURE MARBLE CAKE

Marble cake, with its mottled look and two flavore...

 
ZITA

ZITA'S CARE TIPS FOR PHALAENOPSIS

Phalaenopsis orchids are native to Southeast Asia ...

 
 

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Be inspired!

We aim to spark creativity through tried and tested ideas from friends who share what they do best.
Be inspired with family recipes, arts, crafts, and gardening projects for fun and profit.
Because working from home need not be a chore.
Be dynamic and productive as we engage, reinvent, and stretch ourselves.
We'd love for you to share your ideas too.

About the Author

Joy Manalac is a writer with an extensive background in Marketing Services and Communications. She studied Communication Arts at St. Paul College Manila.

She wrote the corporate stories in “Simply Delicious,” the 50th anniversary cookbook of Liberty Commodities Corp. In 2016, this bagged 1st prize in the “Gintong Aklat Awards ” and 3rd prize in “The International Gourmand Awards," likened to the "Oscars" for the food industry.

She likes to write short and crisp lines, taking to heart her late Dad’s advice to write simply. What she loves most about writing is the cadence. As a tip, she suggests for writers to find their rhythm. There is melody in the play of words and phrases – the pace, lilt, and sway that lend music and grace.

Joy loves to tinker in her garden that needs a lot of tending. She enjoys the company of school chums who are keen about plants, coffee, and cakes. She takes inspiration from two spirited sisters, Monica and Zita . She can cook with a cookbook on hand and can craft with just enough nudge from Zita.