18 September 2014

I'm still here!

That's me. A lazy, beautiful cat.

To those who asked where I was and why my blog and its annexes (FB, Twitter and IG) are too quiet... here's why — I am sleeping a lot lately! LOL. Really, I feel so tired all the time. Whenever I feel like I want to share something here or on Facebook, I just get really lazy doing so. As for my Instagram, I just don't have something worthy to share there, as of this moment. I want my posts to be more on the artsy fartsy side or at least have a story to tell (because not all of my photos have great composition and lighting); and not something forced (yung basta may mai-share lang na photo, hindi man lang lagyan ng arte, gets mo yun?). So that's why.

And most of all, I am living my life so I have something to blog about.

16 September 2014


"My daughter's photos, once a week, every week, in 2014."

On this year's 35th week, I managed to 'gently prod' (if there is such) these girls for a photo op. Pia's with her bestfriend here. S is her favorite classmate since this pretty petite transferred last year. They hit it off easily because they both converse in English. Like any relationships, their friendship isn't perfect. TS (their teacher) once told me that these two often argue over the simplest things. You see, my unica hija is a sweet but very possessive friend. It irks her to see other kids playing with her bestfriend. She must have gotten it from me. LOL. 

However, when TS talked to me during this school year's first Parent-Teacher Conference, he told me that Pia's now reaching out to other girls. I was so happy to know about it! Actually, I also like the two other girls she's getting close to lately, M and A. But if you will ask her who her bestfriend is, without batting a single eyelash, she will nonchalantly tell you that it's S. 

How 'bout you, do you know who your child's bestfriend is? 

11 September 2014

Bacon and Broccoli Bowtie Pasta

When I was a kid and my mom was a SAHM like I was (feeling more like a mompreneur/freelancer lately), I always see her in the kitchen making rice and fried chicken, rice and hotdog, rice and fried fish, rice and tinola, rice and anything that her four children liked for lunch or dinner. I didn't see anything wrong with it. In fact, I loved how she made sure that we still ate healthily while she gave in to our juvenile palate. She aimed to please us. Thank God for Mama! However, why rice all the time? Hmm... Perhaps, it's in the culture. Most, if not all, Filipinos can't live without rice. I am not an exception. I can't eat my pork adobo or beef sinigang without it. It's really best paired with rice. You know what I mean. But now that I'm a grown-up and a mom myself, who's a self-proclaimed kitchen goddess by the way, I realized that rice is not just the answer to our hunger.

There is pasta. 

It's a little more expensive than rice but has the same 'filling effect'. It's very versatile, too. It can be paired with any meat... and vegetables! Yes, veggies. Any mom's ultimate challenge to feed to her kids. The preschool popstar has those she can't even look at, what more to eat, but she also has favorites! One of those few faves is broccoli. It's green and not so appealing, I'm happy that she likes it. So I was like in nirvana when I discovered that. 

08 September 2014


"My daughter's photos, once a week, every week, in 2014."

This was a Saturday. Since I do most of the housework during weekdays, it was a staring-at-the-ceiling-kind of weekend for us. No malls, no playgrounds, no visit to any of her grandma's house. Nothing. Feeling the guilt, told her we'll go to the nearest 7-11 for some icecream. Isn't this photo enough proof of how excited she was? And this cute photo with her choco berry Cornetto sealed the joy. She also had a big pack of Clover Chips. Like what I said on my Instagram, "I hope she realizes that I'm the best mom, ever."  ;)

P, if you get to read and understand this, I am the best, right? Right, babe? xo

Stay Alive

Taking a break from my 52-week project posts.

Have you seen The Secret Life of Walter Mitty? I did on Friday. Like most of Ben Stiller's movies (not that I've seen a lot), I loved it. That kind of movie's my most favorite (aside from what Marvel does hihi). I'll try to write about what I personally think about it for those who haven't seen it. Soon!


"My daughter's photos, once a week, every week, in 2014."

This particular photo one Sunday made this week in August a very special one for my baby girl. Her father came home and was with us for 19 hours. We attended his youngest nephew's Catholic baptism. Well, we just went straight to the reception since none of us, Cpt R and I, were godparents. My SiL ordered cupcakes from me, too. So I found it practical to just skip the church and deliver the cuppies to the restaurant.

Pia wore her dress from Kiara Shoppe that matched mine. It got so many likes from you when I posted it on the page. So if you're into wearing matchy-matchy with your little ladies, too, go and get a pair (or pairs) of dress from Kiara Shoppe!

Back to the photo. Found this wall outside the function room in Max's in Blue Wave Mall, Marikina. While most of the guests were lining up for the photo booth, which we already did when all of them were busily eating (hihi), we had our own photo sesh outside. I don't know what's with this girl that day. She just kept on doing that pose with her face and hand! If we're friends on Facebook (not the page, the personal account), she also had her hand covering half of her face on one of our family photos. So crazy! But cute, still. Yes, she hoarded balloons. That's her "party" thing.

She's growing up way too fast! I really should not blink.


"My daughter's photos, once a week, every week, in 2014."

Hellooooo, my dear, and fellow royalties! So I'll be trying my best tonight (err, midnight) to flood my blog with photos for this project until it's updated. I've been neglecting this feature and I feel utterly disappointed.


This photo was taken after her class. It's always her "drill" to relax, unwind and just do anything she wants to do when she arrives home from school. It was a Friday and the students wore their Filipino costumes for the country's Buwan ng Wika celebration. You can see what she donned that day here. And guess what? She got a best in costume award again this year! The price was worth it.

Alright, next. 

05 September 2014

Cute Kitty Sweatshirts

So I turned 30 yesterday, right? But I think my love for the whimsy, quirky stuff hasn't ended yet. I came across these cute kitty sweatshirts over at RoseGal.com and I super adore 'em! I really like the light gray kitty hoodie best. What sold me was that purr-ty print on the inside. How adorbs. It's perfect for the coming breezy season, too. What do you think? Which one do you like best?

If you will use this coupon code upon check out, joeyCgil, you'll get 8% off from the total amount of your order. Go, shop now. ♥

04 September 2014

The Tale of the Broken Birthday Cake

Thanks again, Google! 
Okay. This is my first post for this month. 

Guess what, it's my birthday today, too! So it's sort of a birthday post. Well, while doing so, Chef's popped up on the right side of my computer screen. I just decided to blog and watch because I broke my birthday cake. *bawling like a cow scheduled for slaughter* Broke means, as in split into two; worse, kinda diagonally (insert sobbing kittens here). I was transferring it into the plate when... like how Hulk smashed skyscrapers in New York... there, the soft sorrowful sound of my shattered dreams — er, crumbled dark chocolate cake. 

I don't freakin' know what I've gone wrong. It just happened. Just.like.that.