Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

From 3 Angry Birds except the other one got shy so she hid!

These are my mom's neighbor's yayas so syala.  Their alagas were also Angry Birds.  Winner!

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Va Bene Pasta Deli

Karl and I decided to try Va Bene Pasta Deli in one of our date nights.  We have heard so many people recommending it and telling us to try it that we finally decided to try it out.

Yummy complimentary stuff

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Happy Halloween!

So it's finally Halloween season.  Mia has already attended her first Halloween party.  She has around 4 more left before we call it quits for the year.

What I learned so far from this year's Halloween?  Don't buy wings because they're a hazard to the other kids.  In a span of 30 minutes, I saw my daughter whack several kids unknowingly with her supposedly dainty fairy wings.

I hope everyone makes the most of one of the funnest holidays ever!

Monday, October 24, 2011

La Mesa Ecopark

La Mesa Watershed is the primary source of drinking water for 12 million Metro Manila residents.  The area is around 2700 hectares, 700 hectares is the reservoir and 2000 hectares is the forest surrounding it.

La Mesa Entrance

Friday, October 21, 2011

Competitive, Chinese Style

What happens when this is your first prize?

Not 1, but 2!

Thursday, October 20, 2011


This is our entry for the contest.  I hope we win....

It's a real dinosaur! Try to beat that.  Hehehe.....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Curling Hair with No Heat Part I

I have 2 ways of curling Mia's hair with no heat. The first way, I learned through YouTube, the other way I just discovered when my mom bought this in Divisoria (Like SM, they've got it all for you).  I'll show the YouTube version some other time but here is how you do the Divi version.

So not in the mood for a demo

Monday, October 17, 2011

I Have Never...

Whenever I had to play "I have never..." game in college, I always used to tell them that I have never ridden a bus to commute in the Philippines.  I have ridden them in other countries.  I have ridden them here for field trips but I have never ridden them to commute.  Taxis, jeepneys, tricycles, roro- check!  Bus, not quite.

Took the red route

Sunday, October 16, 2011

On a Toasty Sunday Morning

We had other plans today, but since our schedule cleared up, we had a random Sunday morning.  We decided to go to Fort.  We originally decided on going to High Street but since we realized they were closed until 11am, we went somewhere else instead.

Always look before crossing

Friday, October 14, 2011

Urban Ashram Manila

Finally!  Another fitness post!

It took me awhile to blog about this because my camera makes a sound while taking pictures and I was scared they would tell me taking pictures is not allowed.  Dork!

Funky lockers!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Signature Pose

I am inspired by Bianca Gonzales' tumbling shot pose.  Check out her September 10, 2011 entry (I can't link it directly, you have to look for it).  Amazing!  Makes me want to have my signature pose.  No, I will not do a model pose like Mia's.  That's her signature.

Anyways, take that Kim Chiu!  Yes, I know she's not competing with me but I think mine is fairly decent.  So I guess this was the pose they were channeling for this advertisement.

Pigeon pose. I made the picture distorted. Duh.

My officemate suggested this be my signature pose.  Hindi ko kaya!
  1. My clothes will get dirty.
  2. I will look ridiculous.
  3. I will look ridiculous.
  4. I will look ridiculous.
  5. My husband will disown me.
This list is in no particular order.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Cubed Braid

Another hair post!

I got this inspiration from one of the blogs I read.  She finally decided to make videos so it's easier to follow!

Things you will need: the usual suspects

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Frankly My Deer

Last year, for our annual anniversary trip, Karl and I went to Japan.  We decided on going around the Kansai region, Osaka and Kyoto.  Since it was in the area, we decided to take a quick day trip to Nara.

Let's play count the deer

Tame deer roam around Nara. According to the legendary history of the Kasuga shrine, the mythological God named Takemikazuchi arrived in Nara riding a white deer to guard the newly built capital.  Since then, deer have been regarded as heavenly animals.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Not Following Directions

The theme was WACKY.

Strike 1.
Strike 2..
Strike 3...
Strike 4....
Strike 5.....

Guess who did not follow instructions?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

We Got Featured!

By WE, I mean, Mia’s picture and my name acknowledged as the photographer.

I didn’t even know our picture got posted until Mia’s classmate’s mom posted it on my wall.

Thanks for the heads up!

It may not be the Sartorialist, but we're getting there.  Ambisyosa!

Monday, October 3, 2011

October Fest

When you're a mom and it's October, there's only one thing you fuss about.


I had fond memories of Halloween when I was a child.  My frustration was never going to Ayala Alabang for trick or treat.  I heard a house there made their maid and driver pose as Jasmine and Aladdin on top of their house in a carpet.  Is this true or urban legend?  Anyways, as Mia's mom, I have taken it upon myself to make sure she makes the most out of her childhood with all her Halloween memories.  Lahat nang pwedeng puntahan, pupuntahan.

2007: 2 months old.  She went out to get her candies!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy Anniversary

It's boyfriend girlfriend anniversary.  BUT STILL!

REPOST: Fake Smile

Originally blogged in July 31, 2009.  Karl always tells me I should talk to people more, but whenever I try to say hi to people who I've met before, somehow I always end up talking to people who don't remember me anymore.  Am I really that forgettable?!  They always give me this fake, yeah I know you look but really I don't, awkward silence moment.

For most of you guys (my contacts... Hehe...), you already know that I'm really not a people person. I'm a creature of habit. I don't like small talk and I will not go out of my way to talk to people I don't know. AND I will not go out of my way to say hi to people I barely(sort of/ talk to) know (but I know) when I see them. My face is not a smiley face and generally I look like I'm mad at the world.

Take for example last week, I was in a store (Haha, anonymous, malay mo, kamultiply ko siya!). I saw a college friend who was my groupmate in this and that class. I saw her, but she didn't see me, so I let it as is. I didn't want to talk about this and that for 5 minutes and say, "Bye, let's keep in touch!" but really we don't. I just let her do her shopping while I maneuvered myself out of the store without managing an eye contact.  She still looked the same, I probably didn't (Clue: I'm a mother now!).