Posted on Apr 29, 2013 in Personal under: Lola
In roughly 2 weeks time, I’m officially a year old mom (more here). A mama dog, that is. I can’t believe it’s been a year since I met this heartbreaker who’s wept (more like squeaked actually) with me during my roughest times.
12 May 2012
good girl waiting for her treat
29 April 2013
Her first vet assumed she’s 2-3 weeks old when I took her in so we marked her birthday to be the same date as Gov’s. Over spaghetti, chicken and what seemed like an overflow of cakes, we celebrated their joint birthdays earlier today. :)
Make a wish my love!
Posted on Jan 24, 2013 in Fashion, Geek, Personal under: FitFlop • Kelvinator • Lola
Call me silly and shallow but this trio’s got me all wound up and giddy the minute I saw (or purchased) them. :)
If you’re morena like me, you know how difficult it is to find that perfect melts-in-my-skintone kind of weekend sandals. I found exactly that in FitFlop Arena in Tan. Just like Due, it’s not the most inexpensive pair they sell here in Manila. At Php 5990, IMO, it’s worth sacrificing the fancy coffee and breakfast I would’ve had the last 2 weeks. LOL Gorgeous, extremely comfortable and versatile. I’m a very happy camper!
Posted on Sep 6, 2012 in Personal under: Lola
I have a million and one excuses why this post is almost 2 weeks late. But you know me – I am unstoppable.
I celebrated my birthday spending probably my entire travel budget for 2012 Q3-2013 Q1. On the 25th, I had the best birthday spaghetti from Melo’s. It has angus beef meatballs and truffle oil (!!!). I had a hearty long, Japanese lunch with my family on my birthday itself and I ended up nursing an insane migraine + vertigo that left me literally knocked out for a day.
Prior to that though, I got a surprise from my team of 30 associates, bosses included! Considering I always skip work on my birthday, they made an effort to not miss the whirl. :)
Sometimes I think I should be somewhere else right now, doing something absolutely far from what I’m doing today. Then again I realize, if I did, I probably will not be with my loved ones enjoying these and more.
waking up to this space night after night
the ladies that support my sanity and insanity (missing a couple of ‘em!)
photo from Shen
beauty birthday presents from the best enablers in town — Sophie and Brigitte
my 4 month old baby girl
yes — the one who robbed me on my birthday by making me pay an entire week’s allowance for her skin care regimen
What are you grateful for today?
Posted on Jun 24, 2012 in Personal under: Lola
Like a smitten mother, here’s a quick post bragging about my little ray of sunshine, Lola. :)
17 June 2012
Lola’s born approx. last April 29 (or a week prior). She might be two months old by now. Sometimes, when I look at her, I don’t recall this dirty, dehydrated puppy I picked up last mothers day. Do you?
12 May 2012
For fathers day, my family went to Laguna for some barbeque and pool time. Naturally, Lola tagged along. She sat between me and Mother Goose because her cage is too big for the SUV.
Three generations LOL
Without even telling the whole story, I think you can tell what happened as soon as we got to the place.
Posted on May 13, 2012 in Personal
I’ve been blogging since junior year college (9 years ago) and I’m telling you: until today, nothing’s ever excited me (rather ravenously woke me up) so much to blog at 4am. What changed? I got a baby!
Hello! My name is Lola.
Lola is a stray mongrel I rescued yesterday. She’s severely dehydrated but not overly scrawny like Junkie Poo when we found her. She’s between 2-3 weeks old and in spite of her poor diet (she’s obviously neglected) and hygiene (eeep ticks and flees everywhere!), Lola’s a jolly fighter.
Posted on Apr 28, 2012 in Personal
Hello hello. Just quickly breathing some life into this blog. As much as I’d love to kick start my story telling, it’s only today that I got to r-e-l-a-x like a boss (hence the title). I’ve been incredibly blessed — I opened 2012 Q2 with a new job! :) Same amazing company, different business unit. It’s the first time we’re bringing this business unit in the country reason why I’m really excited and ultimately passionate about it that I’ve been uhmmm parking my backlogs for a while (sorry!).
I welcomed Saturday with a prayer and a hefty lunch at Borough c/o our friends from Sueno de Espadrilles. I grew a mad migraine after lunch so I went to The Spa hoping it will cure all the nasty kinks I’ve been feeling on my shoulders. If you haven’t tried the Crystalline Skin Body Treatment, you must book a slot stat. Hands down: best 90min treatment I’ve had in ages. The Php 1900 bill I settled was absolutely worth it.
Like a true boss ala-Mad Men (I’m hooked on this series!), I’m now drinking dark lager in a steak room while waiting for my girlfriends and their husbands (I feel old!) for our much awaited Mafia dinner. Could things be any better?
I hope your weekend’s as lovely as mine.
Posted on Dec 31, 2011 in Personal under: BioFresh • Dove
Happy new year everyone! NY 2012 kicked off a little too early for my family. We had our first reunion yesterday at my aunt’s (Mother Goose’s sister) house/club house/basketball court (LOL). We usually hold our celebration during NYE but my family of four will be counting down early today with the other side of the fambam.
Incomplete yet oh-so giddy!
I got more presents yesterday but what’s awesome’s that I received both wishlist wishes:
Everyone thinks I’m hard to please. In some ways yes (definitely) but if you know me too well, you know that simple yet very useful things make me ecstatic. These gifts for instance are two gifts that everyone frowns on. Me? I LOVE THEM! :D If you workout 5x a week you need fresh and cushy socks (else you’ll get blisters). Lately I’m in love with these socks from BioFresh — they’re not only lint free but they’ve outlast some of my more expensive socks.
Posted on Dec 25, 2011 in Personal
From my rather silly family to yours — Merry Christmas!
Last night was super fun ( x9999999999999 )! We literally hammed up to bits except for this
WHAT?!? No gift??? >:(
I was knocked off by the stuff I received esp. the one from Twin:
The icing on the cake? My best friend Hazey is home for the holidays! :)
Which simply means her gift’s delivered in person and not c/o :)
Giddy over my YSL double wrap bracelet! Perfect for preppy 2012!
Have a very merry Christmas everyone! For just one day — kiss your diet goodbye! :)
Posted on Dec 23, 2011 in Food, Personal under: Royce
Since pre and initial diagnosis, I’ve been praying quite hard for one thing: that my endocrinologist could be wrong. In 2005, I was diagnosed and treated for hyperthyroidism. At 5 feet flat, I went from 100lbs to 80lbs in two weeks without changing my diet nor workout. Turns out, my mom’s mom also has hyperthyroidism and it’s well, one of my prized inheritance. :) Fast forward to 2011, things backfired and I can’t stop gaining weight. My muscle and fat mass are both normal but I’m starting to gain too much weight too soon. I went to my endocrinologist for a consult and the initial diagnosis was hypothyroidism and diabetes (not surprised since both sides of the family has it).
I can’t imagine myself getting nicked for the latter. That would mean
giving up laying low on my love affair for lavender cuppycakes, Godiva and Royce dark chocolates, and penne. NOOOOOOOO. :(((((
You heard us gush about it over and over. Let me share some of my fave and what I think are rather epic snaps from our UBE (I think this is best coined as “ultimate bundat experience”) weekend:
We heard it’s mandatory to take a snap in this spot:
Really — we don’t know what we’re doing here although this comes naturally to me because when I play with Junkie I do this pose (and no, she doesn’t like it):