Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Revlon Photoready Foundation : The Most Honest Review Ever

So our company's year end party just happened and believe it or not, it took me a few weeks of relentless research (aka google-ing) to find the most affordable but quality make-up I can use/wear for a night of partying.

I ended up with this look...

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Upskilled and Over the Moon

Busy busy busy me!

My work has been great. My manager has been most supportive and has given me two opportunities to help make my career plans happen. I am constantly working with him, my other boss, my colleague in the same level, and my junior colleagues, and I'm happy to say that even my boss's bosses have acknowledged me for what I have achieved so far. I have been upskilled twice in less than a year and I am motivated to keep this momentum going.

Also, I have finally been regularized and I am not putting the perks to waste. My emergency leaves are paid, I get to spend more time with my loved ones, my health is covered, etc. I'm still waiting for some things to happen but as of now I can definitely say I made the right choice to be with this world-renowned company.

Last week, there were free cupcakes with our company's values as toppers. And with what I've gained so far, I felt like this value suited me best. ;)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

First Day of School

I  know I don't write that often anymore, but I just cannot let this pass-- Iaine had her first day of school today!

So to summarize..
Mon-Thurs uniforms and core values
She arrived early and instantly became friends with a classmate. She immediately said byebye to me and her dad, and I take it that she was happy to be there. Jai and I stayed for a while and watched her play, explore her room and speak with her teachers. She participated in the prayer and the body exercises (jumping jacks were her fave!) She stayed well-behaved even though some of her classmates had tantrums. Then class started and the security guard escorted us away, which I completely understood as teaching the children independence. To my disbelief, it was me who had separation anxiety and not my daughter LOL. It was like a hard blow in the head, making me realize that she's really not a baby anymore.. 
her collection of school bags accumulated over time
Few hours zoom past, class ended and it was time to go home. Iaine briefly mentioned that she cried a little because she missed "Momma and Poppa." This is only normal and I am so happy that she was SO brave to face her first day of school on her own. She left the school grounds in a messy uniform, had stories to tell and songs to sing.
Barbie for my baby
Her montessori isn't too far from home and I like the environment. It's not in the hustling-bustling area of the city but it's near the biggest mall in town, the poshest hotel, and one of the biggest private hospitals in the city. It's not polluted and is really easily accessible from home.

Her school itself is also pretty neat. It's a private English-speaking school and the student population isn't as  dense as the others. Sunhill wasn't our first choice and we plan to enroll her in a different school next year, but so far, I like what I'm seeing. :)

I couldn't say it enough-- I'm so proud of my daughter for getting through her first day. I wish I could be the one to take her to school and take her home everyday, but that's one of the sacrifices a working mom has to make. Tuition isn't cheap, fellas! But I really did cherish this experience and I will cherish it forever.

After all, this is only the first day of school, of all the school years to come, in all of my daughter's lifetime...

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Sunday, May 12, 2013


Hello there!

I feel like I've let myself down. Not blogging about my daughter is like not being interested to let her know how she grew up. I really feel guilty about it, so now I've decided to make time for writing again... yet I'm not sure where to start as she has grown a lot.

First, a quick update about me. I'm now working in one of the busiest central business districts in the country, and the environment is great. It's like an everyday Devil Wears Prada setting, only I couldn't care less about branded stuff.

But enough about me, I'm am back to writing mainly because I am so proud of my daughter. My pride is overflowing. I know every mom says their kid is special, smart, etc., but I kid you not when I say that I am amazed at my child's intelligence. You would not believe that she's only 3 when you talk to her. She expresses her thoughts in clear sentences, using the English and Filipino language. She knows how to count from one up to twenty-something. She sings like a gradeschooler and reenacts TV commercial scripts like an actress. She's tall for her age and more beautiful that I ever was, and her presence lights up anybody's day.

We have decided that it's about time that she started school. We have enrolled her in a private montessori in the city and we were thrilled to know that she was overqualified to be a Nursery student and could've been enrolled for the Kinder 1 program if not for her actual age. We have enrolled her just last week for the and we're in the process of completing her enrollment requirements. This is a huge deal for my husband and I, as we realize that this is the very first of the many school years to come.

Tomorrow I plan to get her ID picture taken and on Monday we're taking her to the school to have her measurements taken for her uniform. We still got a lot to buy for her like her first school shoes, socks, notebooks, pencils, and other school thingamajigs. I remember shopping for baby stuff when I was still pregnant, and right now it feels somewhat like that.. It's gonna be an exciting new phase of my daughter's life and I know she would do her best as a student.

Anyway, I'll try to post about stuff that I didn't write about while I was on a hiatus. And it irks me that  my Lilypie ticker is stuck on my daughter's second birthday. Lol. Stay tuned for more details of past events. Just regular stuff like, you know, Christmas, new year, and her 3rd birthday??

Let me just take a moment to take it in... My baby is now a preschooler!

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