September 16, 2014

Express Individuality and Freedom at Funky Fish

My sister, err...daughter is turning 12 by December 8. She used to not care about how she looks. Lately, she's into girly stuff like girls' fashion magazines. Funky Fish is one of those she saw in the magazine and wanted to check out. So for our mom-daughter date last night we headed at Glorietta in Makati City.

The sales staff at Funky Fish were super helpful in creating the different looks for Julia. 

Pop: the sweet popular girl, who gets invited to all the parties!

Diva: glamorous, shiny, her presence will always be felt…

 Punky: a bit of a rebel, likes lots of black and metal and really, truly rocks

Chic: a hipster, knows how to combine the old and the new and discover the next trend

Boho: spiritual and bohemian, comfortable and close to nature

Funky Fish is a cool place not just for girls to meet but also for moms like me who loves funky accessories. While Julia was busy choosing the look she wants to achieve, I was busy trying the shades, hats and bags.

Funky Fish branches:

​Glorietta 4, Makati - Ground Level
Fairview Terraces, Fairview, Quezon City - Level 1
Robinsons Place, Manila - Pedro Gil Wing
SM City, Marikina - Second Level

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About Funky Fish:

Funky Fish was born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain: A young couple selling sticker tattoos to smiling tourists of all ages. Their business grew as their original product ideas reached the famous resort areas of Spain and Portugal. The first Funky Fish shop, offering a full range of fashion accessories and gadgets opened in Malaga, Spain in 2003. Today, Funky Fish shops are in 27 countries across 4 continents, offering fashion and fun to teenagers and young women around the world, and everyone is still smiling!

Over the years Funky Fish have come to understand how women begin to choose their style and look from a very young age. They like to experiment with different styles, sometimes going with the trend, and often against the trend.  Funky Fish is not about fashion, It is about how you want to see yourself. Now is the time to celebrate youth.

September 15, 2014

Baguio Country Club's Raisin Bread

I've grown tired visiting the tourist spots of Baguio. But going to Baguio still excites me because I get to eat my favorite raisin bread from Baguio Country Club. Haven't been there for over a year though that's why I try different raisin bread available in Manila.

Julia and I went at Glorietta to watch If I Stay yesterday. Upon alighting from the cab, my sleepy eyes caught the green sign that says "Baguio Country Club Raisin Bread, Centennial Bread, Banana Bread!

I totally forgot the movie schedule, went inside and asked the nice young lady, "is that the real thing, Baguio Country Club's Raisin Bread? Are you sure?". 

Now, craving for raisin bread is just an hour away at Heaven and Eggs in Glorietta. 
It's delivered fresh everyday from Baguio Country Club with love!

September 14, 2014

If I Stay

ChloĆ« Grace Moretz is the lead character of the movie If I Stay. She became my favorite from starting in Michael Bay's remake of The Amityville Horror. Then in Martin Scorsese's 11 time-Oscar nominated film Hugo, At Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows," alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer.  The movie Kick Ass, where she played Hitgirl, is my most favorite. I even joined cosplay as Hitgirl.

My daughter and I watched If I Stay at Greenbelt 3. It is an American romantic drama film directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman. The film stars ChloĆ« Grace Moretz as Mia, a quiet, kind and musically gifted girl, with Jamie Blackley as Adam.  

The story revolves around Mia, who's  plans are derailed and her life changes when a car accident leaves her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she's caught between life and death for one day and has to make an important decision whether to stay (live) or go (die).

If you cry easily like me, better bring enough facial tissue. I cried on the part where the grandfather says his goodbye to Mia. I hate goodbyes in all forms. Julia who's not a cry baby like me, admitted she cried too.

Although some say this movie is not that outstanding, I like that they show a love between husband and wife, parents and children. friend to friend. Even a forty-ish woman gets to learn from the many beautiful lines in the movie...

"Sometimes you make decisions in life, and sometimes these decisions make you."
“I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.”
That's how we manage to survive the loss. Because love, it never dies, it never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it.”
“Don't be scared...Women can handle the worst kind of pain. You'll find out one day.” 
“People believe what they want to believe.”
“You just work through it. You just hang in there.” 
“But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the same you I’ll be in love with tomorrow.”
“You can have your wishes, your plans, but at the end of the day, it's out of your control”

September 13, 2014

Ray of Sunshine

Today, Juancho's two wishes came true.  He had his first communion, which he's been waiting for for 3 years now. 

Grade 3 - Humility
A snack was served for the communicants after the communion
Ms. Lara - Juan's adviser

When we came out, he gave his apple to the boy outside the church

John is an alumni of the same school. One proud and happy Dad!
We were supposed to have lunch at Tony Roma's in Makati but we were way hungry to travel that far so we parked at the sight of the nearest restaurant.

When Juancho was 4, he told us he wanted to work as a waiter. While waiting for the food, we had fun pretending that he is our food server.

From a communicant to a waiter,  Juan is a ray of sunshine. 

He's such a happy boy. He makes us all laugh. 
Sulit ang seven years na pag breastfeed ko sa kanya!

Breakfast Magazine

My son Rafael is fascinated with food - cooking and eating wise. His favorite chef since he was 4, Chef Him Uy de Baron.  He was so happy to have a copy of Breakfast Magazine, with his favorite chef on the cover.

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