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One of the ways to keep me sane is to meet up with friends. It doesn’t happen very often because of busy schedules, but we do our best to find time. It helps me refresh, get away from home even for a few hours, and think about other things aside from kids. Last weekend, I met up with my law school blockmates slash kumares for brunch. We decided to go to Morato area since it’s near me, plus I don’t have any excuse not to go. We wanted to try Mrs Graham’s but we…

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Review: Paper Moon Cake

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I’ve been reading a couple of articles about Paper Moon. I wanted to try it as soon as I can because a) I love crepe, b) I love cake, and c) I’m curious. I remembered tasting one from a popular coffee shop and didn’t like it at all. I was seriously hoping this one won’t fail me. While I was walking around Trinoma, I was giddy to find out that it will have a branch there. Upon its opening a few weeks ago, I decided to give it a try first thing Monday morning.&nbsp…

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Ready for School with Crocodile Creek Owl Backpack

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When I saw Skip Hop backpacks in Mothercare and the cute Beatrix bags in Rustan’s, I instantly fell in love with it. My biggest mistake: I should’ve bought it immediately. They were so cute, it’s not surprising lots of mommas are willing to buy those bags for their little ones. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get my hands on any of those bags because I was late in school-shopping. Last weekend, I went to Trinoma to buy school stuff for my preschooler. I am not a fan of character bags so I went from…

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Review: Organic Baby Wipes

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Prior to my momma life, there are two things I can’t live without: tissue and alcohol. I’m a bit neat freak and I want to make sure that everything I hold or sit on are clean. When I became a mom, I decided to combine these two by using wipes instead. Since then, I never leave home without it.However, finding the perfect wipes for my kids is not easy. I tried, switched and used different brands of baby wipes to see what brand works well with my kids. I found the right one until I was given…

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Review: Alqueria Restaurante + Chocolateria

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If there is something I can eat everyday, it’s Spanish food. Growing up with my lola around, I got used to the smell of Paella, arroz ala cubana, croquettes and salpicao in our home. Since then, Spanish food always made me feel like home and reminds me of my lola’s cooking. Sometime last week, I accompanied the husband in SM Megamall for his passport renewal. As soon as he’s done, we went around the new wing in Megamall to look for a place to eat. Then we saw Alqueria. It is a Spanish restaurant that serves…

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{CLOSED} Review: Moderne Lifestyle Toys + GIVEAWAY

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Shopping for my girls has always been my guilty pleasure. Whether it is shoes, clothes or toys, I enjoy buying for them and convince myself that they need it anyway. However, I am always extra careful with my purchases especially when it comes to toys. I want to make sure that their toys are educational, encourages development and stimulates their mind. Thankfully, I came across Moderne Lifestyle. I only found out about this online shop on Instagram by chance. I was following this brand and she posted about Moderne Lifestyle. It was pretty new at that time (with…

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#TMCReview : Relish Hello Happiness Restaurant

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During my short stint in the corporate world, I was lucky to get assigned in Tomas Morato area. Everything is walking distance and most of the time, my colleagues and I’s problem is “Saan tayo kakain?” Aside from the strip in the Tomas Morato itself, we love exploring the insides of the Scout areas and discover restaurants that are well within the budget but oh-so-yummy food.So for our March Date Night, the husband and I decided to explore Tomas Morato area and look for restos we haven’t tried yet. We have no idea where to…

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Review: Breakfast and Pies

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The first time I saw Breakfast and Pies was when I was on my way to Camp Karingal because of a vehicular mishap (read all about it here). Since then, I’ve always wanted to give this resto a try. I readΒ a lot about this too and the place called “Maginhawa” so I asked my sisters if we can go on a food trip…. and yes, we did.Because of good reviews and good food, we decided to try Breakfast and Pies. Here’s my experience.The FoodI love it. The food seem so ordinary and they even…

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Review: 7 Things Every Wife Should Know

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They say “happy wife, happy life.” I have to agree. However,Β I am not a perfect wife. I have tons of flaws and imperfections and my personal issues are taking a toll in my relationship with my husband. My selfish self will say that my husband should understand and adjust to me since I have to give up a certain side of myself for my family’s sake. On the other hand, the nice and loving me will say “fix your issues and fix your relationship with your man, or else….”Thankfully, this book, 7 Things Every Wife Should Know…

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Review: House of Wagyu Stone Grill

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I always see House of Wagyu every time we go to Cardinal Santos for the girls’ checkup. At the same time, I saw some friends who ate in the said restaurant and gave good reviews about it. Since it’s our anniversary and my husband and I are both into steaks, we decided to give it a try….. and we’re so happy that we did. I made reservations just to be sure since it’s our first time. The restaurant opens at 6:00 PM for dinner and being the excited couple that we are every time we try…

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Review: The Forest Lodge in Camp John Hay

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I love Baguio. Aside from the weather, growing up in that place brings back so many childhood memories stored in my memory bank. But because of school and pregnancies, it took me years before I was able to get back again.Last June, my husband decided to go to Baguio this December for a change. When I told my mom about the plan, she said (okay, more like demanded) to make reservations at The Forest Lodge in Camp John Hay. She prefers it over The Manor, although both are under the same management. Of course, I don’t understand why…

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Cotton On Kids: My Newest Shopping Destination

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I have another confession to make:Β I love shopping for my girls.Β I mean, who doesn’t? There’s always something about shopping for them that makes me happy. And seriously, I prefer shopping for them than buying for myself. That’s why every time I go home with shopping bags on my hand, my husband will always give me a disapproving look and tell me it’s such a waste of money.Okay, fine, I concede. Kids’ clothes these days are really expensive, sometimes even more expensive than adult clothes. But I always tell him that I don’t…

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#TMCReview : Gingerbread House of Learning

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My baby A is turning three this December and by next school year, we are planning to enroll her for preschool. I was super excited to go preschool hopping and see how my daughter will fare compared to kids her age. At the same time, I want to see how she interacts with other kids and if she will listen to the teacher or not.I started our preschool-hopping last February. (Read my review about the Gymboree Preschool here). The truth is at that time, my daughter was agitated and was not paying attention that much to…

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#TMCReview : Preschool at Gymboree Play and Music

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Time flies really fast. And when you have kids, time flies even faster. At first, it’s all about changing diapers and milk and breastfeeding then all of a sudden, things change. The once striving little crawler is now running on her own. And I can’t believe that after two years, I need to start looking for a preschool for my baby girl.As I start my quest for the best preschool, I decided to give Gymboree a try. It’s a familiar place for my little one plus most of the teachers already know her. She also attends…

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Review: Obaby – A Must-Have App for Every Moms and Moms-to-be

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As a mom, I always want to make sure that I can capture everything – first smile, first laugh, first time to sit, first baby steps and everything in between! That is why I always have my phone in hand and take every cute and funny moments with them. And if there’s one thing I love about today’s gadgets (aside from being multi-functional, of course), it’s the ability to “prettify” pictures a la Hallmark cards and make it as my own masterpiece. And luckily, I came across an app that can do just that.I am not…

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