August 28, 2014

GoodHousekeeping at 16

I started reading Goodhousekeeping when I was 25. This is the only magazine I continuously buy for 16 years now because the magazine tackles everything from family matters, health issues, work and career, fashion and beauty, and a lot more.  

GH makes me feel great about my age as they feature women of all ages in Look Good Section.  I particularly like the makeover, and hoping to be the next mom makeover for I need a new look as I embrace the life  at 40s (seriously!).

The Death of Archie - A Life Celebrated

I grew up reading Archie and fans like me will experience an epic tale of Archie’s future sure to make headlines, generate discussion and stand as one of the most-talked about Archie stories of all time, The Death of Archie - A Life Celebrated (P630.00).

History is in the making in this epic finale to the acclaimed series LIFE WITH ARCHIE, as America’s most beloved character makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a friend. The unthinkable happens: Archie Andrews dies!  Do not miss this game-changing tale of love, friendship and true heroism. This graphic novel includes 12 pages of content not available anywhere else in print, featuring an extensive, exclusive retrospective celebration of Archie and his importance in pop culture, as well as a behind the scenes look at the making of the Death of Archie.

August 27, 2014

Sin City - A Dame to Kill For

The latest Sin City, A Dame to Kill For, is the follow up to Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's 2005 groundbreaking film but unlike the first Sin City, A Dame to Kill For did not resonate well to me. 

Although they used the same techniques, I still feel that the original Sin City was done with brilliance. 

The original cast, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, and Jaime King return for the Dimension Films release, but my favorite Clive Owen's Dwight character was replaced by Josh Brolin. Eva Green joins the film as  femme fatale Ava. Also new to the series is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Johnny, a mysterious gambler set on taking down his sworn enemy in a high-stakes game of life and death. 

Nevertheless, Sin City - A Dame to Kill For is still worth watching. It is Rated R-16. 

August 26, 2014

Insect Cemetery

Have you seen a pet cemetery? Well, I did. But how many of you have seen an insect cemetery? One day, my husband called me. He was smiling. 

John: Babe, come and look at this, we have a cemetery. 
Joy: What! Are you joking?

It seems that Julia, Rafael and Juan are fascinated with insects. And that their affection for these mini creatures  meant digging my plants every now and then. 

In case your child brings you an insect from the garden, don’t shoo them away.  Instead, take a minute to enjoy that moment. That’s a good thing, when children marvel at the beauty of all living things. 

"None of God's Creatures absolutely
 consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible;
 the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue."
-Mary Astell

August 25, 2014


Robinsons Specialty Stores, Inc., the same company that distributes Topshop and other well-known fashion brands brought Shana in the Philippines.  

Shana is a Spain-based company that brings the latest fashion trends with new collections every week in aggressive value prices. 

Shana's Shangri-La Plaza opened last December 2013. Since then, it has become my favorite go to shop when I needed comfortable, fashionable and good quality clothes at reasonable price.

They were on sale last July and I reserved 3 shirts that were on sale for P149, from an original price of P349. Unfortunately I was sick for a week and wasn't able to go out for 3 weeks.

Yesterday, I dropped by at Shana to check their latest offering. The shirts that I reserved were on sale at P99. Whoa!!! I bought 5 pieces, 2 for me and one each for my friends.

Check out Shana's other stuff...

Shana is currently present in main malls and high streets with over 250 stores in 40 countries worldwide and is considered leader in fast fashion and pioneer in retail value. Shana collections are built around diverse inspiring fashion trends ranging from basics to dress up pieces to provide endless styling choices at an affordable price and European quality standards.

In the Philippines, Shana recently opened at Robinsons Magnolia and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing. It will be opening soon at Glorietta 5 in Makati and more stores are set to open by the end of 2014.