Wednesday, July 29, 2009


So, my Mom went to Cebu as a gift to herself for her birthday, but I felt like it was my bday whe she came back home.
She bought me all kinds of goodies; a shoe rack, glass box for cotton pads, cake from Leona's, chocolates from Marks & Spencer, and a fisherman's hat for Jacob. Last but not least, she bought me this...

Gorgeous, yes? I love Longchamp! My fascination with the brand began when my mom scored an original at a tiangge, and let's just say they didn't know how much an original is worth. hehe. Few people carry them here in Davao too. All those fake LV's are such eyesores.

Thank you Ma! Now I can't make taray and I have to do everything you say. Ngeks.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


Of course I'm not talking about that kind of "green".

Taking the first step towards going green and caring for the environment are retail stores
Ensembles, Freeway, Solo, and 22BC, who have decided to use Oxy-biodegradable plastic bags.

These bags are a different kind of plastic bag. Thay have a much faster decay rate, taking only a few months, unlike ordinary plastic bags that take a hundred years to decay, if not take forever.

The catch though (there always is one, isn't there?) is that the material needs to be exposed to high temperatures and oxygen to fully disintegrate.

At least they're starting to build awareness and not continue to be apathetic to the environment's demise.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Nikon User

My cousin Astrid was in Davao this morning. She wanted me to accompany her at Focus Lab for her lens shopping, she's buying a Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8. And she came prepared, bringing something to test the lens' focus. I miss my photography days, however short they may have been. She's encouraging me to go back. I'm still crossing my fingers for the Canon g10 though.

Meanwhile here's what Astrid wore today. Cute, yes?

On Astrid: Mango blouse, Kenneth Cole bag, Zara Sandals, Shorts from greenhills

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Hermione Granger isdatchu!??

Emma Watson has grown up before our eyes. From that frizzy haired little girl in Harry Potter, to the elegant and beautiful London ingenue that she is today. I have yet to see the new Harry Potter movie, but I'm guessing she did a lot of growing up. Here are some photos from the Burberry AW 2009 Campaign and you'll see what I mean.

At the New York Premiere of The Half Blood Prince

At the UK Premiere

Remember when?

So wide-eyed and innocent then... In photo: Rupert Grint, JK Rowling, Danielle Radcliffe, & Emma Watson.

Sale Alert - Manel's Anniversary Sale

This might be a little too late. Better late than never!

The Wedding

I was just a guest, thank God! I can't stand the drama of being involved in the preparations. Anyways...

As I mentioned in my previous post, here is the dress that I wore. I had it tailor-made since it's quite difficult for me to find a dress for my size (being in a country that caters to smaller-sized people). I loved the fit of the dress. But the shoes spoiled the night for me. Maybe because I haven't worn heels for the longest time. Or maybe because I've gained so much weight since I had Jacob. Whatevs. I went home earlier than my parents (who were still dancing, btw.) because I missed Jacob. Who's getting old? Hmp!

(Dress: The LTD., Shoes: M.Nicole by Figlia, Bag: ebay, Earrings: from Mom, Baby: Jacob by Me)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

10 things...

Thanks to Golden for this award. Definitely my first time to receive an award of any kind...

So here are the rules:

Tell your readers 10 things about you that they may or may not know, but are true. Tag 5-10 people with the award, and be sure to let them know they've been tagged (a quick comment on their blog will do). Don't forget to link back to the blogger who tagged you.

1. I learned to swim at 26. I'm 28 now.
2. I love the smell of Betadine and freshly baked bread. Not together though. ^_^
3. The first album that I bought was Aerosmith's Get A Grip. I was in 5th grade.
4. I wanted to be a New Yorker.
5. Ever since I had my son, Jacob, I have become so weepy.
6. I don't like being around negative people, and people who dwell on the past.
7. I used to play the piano. I should have pursued it :(
8. Jacob is the love of my life now. All else can disappear.
9. I only have a few good friends.
10. I stock up on books but never get to read them.

I'm tagging:
Vicks Inhaling Man
Miss Runway

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sale Alert - Charles & Keith

How I wish we had Charles & Keith in Davao. I have always loved their bags and shoes. My sandals for my wedding were from Charles & Keith in Ayala Cebu, and even though they were 4 inch heels and the program was 4 hours long, they were really comfortable.
Sales starts July 15, 2009 until August 15, 2009.


Wearing it to a wedding...

My family got invited to a wedding this July 18. My mom and I went to The Limited to have custom dresses made. Our first fitting is on Monday July 13. My dress is inspired by this photo, but the hemline will be knee-length, and the dress' color is deep violet, and the sash light gold.Hope all goes well! Will be posting photos soon..

Sale Alert - Debenhams


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Go Organic

It may be difficult at first but why don't we give it a try?

I have been taking a second look at ordinary household products ever since I had my baby. Does it have harmful chemicals? Will it have adverse effects on our health, on the planet, if we use it?

According to the website Human Heart Nature, organic products are those that are processed with absolutely no synthetic chemicals. From food that is organically grown, beauty products, household cleaning materials, even fabric, many are jumping in to the organic lifestyle.

I am certainly including in my resolutions to consume mostly organic products from now on. A good website to start shopping for organic household products, organic baby products, & organic beauty products is Ecomarket, and Human Heart Nature.

Start now. Do your part in caring for the planet, and for your own health as well.

Here is an article from the website, naming 8 reasons to Go Organic in food:

  1. A non-organic fruit has an average of 20 pesticides in it.
  2. Along with the farm and dairy products that you take, you also ingest drugs, growth hormones, and chemicals given to the animals.
  3. Organic food has a high content of minerals, vitamins, and fiber. It retains this high content of nutrients for a longer time.
  4. Taking in high levels of nutrients increases the resistance power of your body and keeps diseases at bay.
  5. You feel more energetic, as organic food has lower toxin and chemical levels that causes lethargy.
  6. Organic farms make efficient use of water resources and do not percolate pollutants and nitrogen from their soil.
  7. Organic producers have to meet strict industry standards before their produce is approved for marketing.
  8. Organic food tastes better than non-organic food.
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