December 26, 2009

 I am thinking of moving my blog.  When I comment, I seem to receive the message that my URL has illegal characters. I just copy and paste my URL so I’m not sure why. I have to type again and try another method. Maybe the “butt” from the button?  There are only about 6 people who have my link in their blogs. I hope it’s okay if I ask you guys to update the link. I will keep the same links in mine.  I will probably start the year with an imported blog.

Here are pictures of what we did during Christmas day.

gift opening

Christmas night out. Here is what I wore. I got the white dress for $3 new. I like tiered dresses/skirts. 

Christmas tree/giant decors

We had a good time.  I  hope all of you had happy holidays.

My something blue

December 21, 2009

Thanks to Cheryl of Adventures of Pinay Neska for tagging me. I thought of using these items more often, most of them are just sitting in my closet till today when I took pictures of them.

I will start with this Dooney handbag. I got excited when I saw a magazine of Hayden Panettiere posing with it. My bag is in a magazine lol. It doesn’t happen very often. It got squished in my closet.

Ann Taylor denim top, made in the Philippines.

long blue Gap dressBlue accessories. I forgot where I got them and the D & B dust bag.Anne Klein watch. It is soo small. I never used it. I got it online and didn’t know how small it was till I got it. Jewelry Television blue box.

Cropped top and sweater with beads. Asics shoes. It has blue accents. Skechers – I have these for at least 5 years maybe 6 but I still like to wear them. Philippine jeepney. It is rusting already. I have two of this, the other one is made of plastic and it’s white. Here’s me in the bathroom. I was not going anywhere but I was itching to wear this colorful sandals from Aldo. RC two days ago, she was wearing something blue. This baby gym is for little babies, she is a big baby now but she still likes to play with it every once in awhile. She was trying to grab the camera in this pic.

Feeling the Christmas

December 19, 2009

Captions on top as usual.  This post is so Christmassy.

Before going to the parade.

Waiting… waiting….waiting . …not really, we only waited about 20 minutes and we did some picture taking so it’s not really waiting.

Parade started!

This is one of the nicest floats.

I was tagged to post something blue, I have to gather my blues for my next post. I’m finally almost done with this post typing and posting pics with one hand cause RC is acting spoiled and wants me to carry her and fight with using the computer. But it’s a joy to spoil her, she’s still a baby so maybe it’s not that bad. I just ordered a baby PC for her.

Have a holly, jolly Christmas!

Planes on display

December 13, 2009

Captions on top.

Before going inside to see the planes.

She decided she doesn’t  like to wear headband and she won’t be in the  mood for pictures. I just took my daughter to where there are bombs, yay!

My first time here. I was hoping that I can ride a plane and act like a pilot but it didn’t happen,  not allowed.

Rusty tank and a big gun. She doesn’t want to look at the camera.More planesI don’t like this pic of me but for patriotic purposes, I will post it. I am standing on top of the Philippines.

More map pics.

I wore Wetseal black dress, E.G. Smith black tights, unbranded sandals from my  mom, thrifted necklace, bracelet from a friend. She wore Ralph Lauren shoes ( I got from Ross Dress for Less), gotta look at her dress… it’s Youngland.

I’m still a work in progress when it comes to being fashionable. I try to put pictures with background instead of focusing on the details of my clothes. It’s also a good way for me to keep track of mom-daughter bonding. After a year/s, I can just look at my blog and look back on all the activities/places we did and hopefully, one of these days I can also consider myself to be a fashion blogger.

Colors, Dinosaurs and more

December 9, 2009

Captions on top.

Grass house

Room full of colors

Just posing with the plantsGoing to see the dinosaursShe did not appreciate it yet but she always love going out. I am glad she did not cry seeing this big fake dinosaurs. They have sensors, they growl and move, another kid was crying inside. My lower ab getting bigger. It shows in this picture.We’re done looking, we’re tired, time to go home.

I wore thrifted dress (love the multi-color), Charlotte Russe knitted cardigan, Tommy Hilfiger bag, Me Too Wedges

Happy mom and daughter Saturday / 11 months old

December 6, 2009

Pictures by the ocean again. We don’t go swimming because it might not be safe to take her to the water.  The scenery takes my stress away but of course, the best stress reliever is hearing RC giggle. She does it a lot. It’s not hard to make her laugh.

This week we also celebrated RC’s 11 months birthday with a cake. Time flew so fast. I dress her up in red plaid which can also be a Christmas dress. We will not be having a party for her on her 1st birthday. Does that make me a bad mommy? We’ll celebrate somehow but no party.   

Away from the sales

November 29, 2009

I’m trying to stay away from the mall and online shopping. This is how we spent our Saturday, by the beach and  at a playground. I haven’t been here in a long time. I think we will start coming here more often, maybe next week.


Playground. She enjoys swinging a lot.

Time to get food and go home. We were tired. She likes sucking her thumb.

We were both wearing Chinese. I did not plan on  having the same clothes but then Chinese clothing is pretty common and we both have it so I decided we can wear it at the same time.

Me: Red top: Papaya, White skirt- Faded Glory, black wedges- Payless, pearl necklace as bracelet- yard sale, sunnies- local store, bag-Ralph Lauren


Her: Chinese outfit from local store, Fisher price sandals, random hat

going japanese on thanksgiving/ blog award

November 27, 2009

We went to a Japanese buffet as a way of celebrating thanksgiving. It is not fancy, not bad for $20 per person plus drinks. I made sure that it is worth it. I only ate an egg a little bit of rice for breakfast so I can eat a lot for this lunch  buffet. There were a lot of people outside waiting for their turn to be seated, so we had to wait too.  They have different kinds of sushi and all kinds of seafood which I was craving for. It was not the traditional turkey  meal.

They have cute decors inside. Here are some pictures.

What we had for lunch. I know the second plate is messy. I got what I think I can eat so I don’t have to keep coming back. The crab legs are my favorite.

This picture was taken when we were waiting outside. That is not our car.

Already at the apartment here, I had to remove my belt, I was stuffed. I’m still recuperating from being so full.  The second pic I cropped my face,  my hair was all over. I had to have oversized bag each time I go out with RC. It’s a way to still use some of my bags instead of  using diaper bags, the black and white shoes I got from K-mart.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. You might have read this over a hundred times but yes — there is so much to be thankful for.


I got my first blog award from Cheryl of Adventures of Pinay Neska.  Thanks a lot! I will pass it to Psyche of My Thrifting Adventures. (I still do not know how to add links here)

new place

November 23, 2009

Pictures of our new apartment. Now, I am really glad that we moved. This place is so much better than the last one, the rent is higher but it is worth it. I have been here for three weeks now and it is just today that I had the chance to see more of the amenities.  Captions are on top.

Just some plants on the side

Elevator, we’re in a much lower floor but I still never use the stairs.

Here is how I get my mail. One of those small squares is ours. At least for now while we stay in this place.  

I don’t have much friends here but hopefully, I can get some people to come over to barbeque with us.

I love these palm trees. The screen on the side is blocking the view of the tennis courts. I just saw today that there are two tennis courts here. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to play tennis.

Parking garage. It has 4 levels.

The recreation area

There’s a jacuzzi! I did not take a shot of the entire jacuzzi because there was a lady using it and I didn’t want to post somebody else’s pic in here without their permission.

The pool area.

The apartments/condos.

Pics of us. I looked like I just got out of bed. I don’t have much motivation to take pics of me lately and these pics are taken using a timer. The small stroller is really great for short walk/trips like this.

For the sake of fashion, I’m loving this leopard print skirt from Moda International. It is a brand carried by Victoria’s secret, I grabbed it really fast at a yard sale.

Fil fastfood

November 18, 2009

I have been going a lot to McDonald’s every morning for breakfast and having easy to prepare foods at home. I missed Filipino foods so last Sunday, I went to a Fil fastfood. This is like a carinderia style except much cleaner.


I ended up having to order  two lunch plates each has a three choice viand (ulam). Yes, all for myself but I was not able to eat all of it so I had to take it  home.

My recent purchases: A walker and  gladiator sandals. I know she might be too old for a walker  but being a paranoid mom that I am, I read somewhere before that it is not recommended so the one I got her before was one that she can only go round and round an activity table, she is 10  months now and  still not walking . I hope this will help her learn and at the same time enjoy the music and toys that are attached to it. I am not in a hurry. It saddens me that she is growing fast but happy at the same time that she is being more independent.

I was going to go buy boots at Aldo’s but none of those I like were on sale so here is the one I got. It’s only $15.00, I can’t complain about the price. This pair is something different from all the sandals I have, I wore it yesterday at work and had nice comments from my co-workers.