As a mom, I got alot of duties. I got to give my family the best of everything that I can provide them. I am a wife and a mother of a four years old girl. And as my day starts, I prepare everthing before I bring my daughter at school. Yes! I'm a hands-on mother and I personally bring my daughter at school and wait hours outside until their class dismissal. For hours I sit outside her room chatting with other parents and for that I wish that for hours, I need to stay fresh and look good all time. It's part of our duty to take care of ourselves too.
I was a former beautyqueen and model way back few years ago. Once in a while, I hang-out with my friends who also does modeling and I admit there is somewhat pressure to look good and be presentable when I'm with them. I'm now 27 and I don't think it's a sin find a solution to stop ageing. I'm not talking about number here but a product to reverse ageing and maintain my youth glow.
I don't wanna look old at 27 of course. So I do reasearch about something that could help me maintain my youth. I wanna look good for my friends, my husband and for myself.
I'm a bella. A member of Belle de Jours beautiful and empowed women and I am thankful because there is a lot of perks being a bella. You become updated on the latest trends in fashion and beauty products that's best in the market and the best thing of it, is you can attent seminars to make ourselves ever beautiful. We also got perks of receiving new products for free! Yes... free products sent on my doorstep. So I'm thankful and proud to be a Bella. 💋
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
UNIQUE SLUMBOOK THROWBACK
I'm one of the 90's kid. During high school most of us own a notebook that we label as "slumbook" that contains personal information and mostly our interests. Even me owns one. We let our closest friends, classmates and most especially our crush sign to sneek or know more about them. As we graduated, mind our own businesses and time flies, we forget about those cute and memorable stuffs.
Luckily this year as I browse the net, I saw something cute that reminds me of my teenage years. It's a new cute and creative version of our old slumbook.
I immediately searched if that really exists and if does, where could I possibly get my own personal copy. Of course! I want to own something that reminds me of those precious years and out of curiosity, know "what's in there?"
I searched and visit some bookstore to check the availability of the product. I admit! I had difficulty finding one until I went to Fullybooked (a bookstore at the lower ground of Greenbelt 5).
as I went home, I opened and read each pages of it. I can't stop smiling as I read the blanks that needs to be answered. I find it so hilarious! I admire the creativity of the one who made this. If you are a 90's kid and a Filipino, you can surely relate and appreciate it.
Here are some preview...
asked about the gender, it looks like a train station. why? because maybe today, we can consider a wide range evolution of the gender. Not 100% male or female... If you get what I mean.
and yes! most of us, don't like/love our 1st college course for some reason, we shift and abandon our 1st choice.
and here's the variety of choices we consider our romantic status are. You can now explain and consider where you stand if you're in a complicated relationship. Notice the status BITTER is separated ;)
There are a lot of questions inside this unique stuff but for me, this is the highlight question. Something funny to describe someone. If you're not contented on the choices given, you yourself can draw and illustrate your own description of that someone. Time to be cool and creative so make sure you can draw well...
How can this abbreviation be forgotten? encircle your favorite :)
Then I start writing on the pages...
This creative slumbook also deserves a cool owner.
So I made my own personal touch of creativity on my slumbook.
I made my own TERMS AND CONDITION upon writing on this quiet expensive slumbook.
I even write some references to those who don't understands..
There are two parts of this slumbook.
1. The slumbook
2. The notebook
the second part contains blank pages to write on...
it also has F.L.A.M.E.S if you can still remember it!
If you are cool and creative,
especially if you're a 90's kid and pinoy,
I personally recommend you owning it!
you and 43 of your friends can sign on it...
yeah! quite expensive but it's worth it.
Grab your own and Enjoy!
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Monday, September 15, 2014
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A Mother is Irreplaceable
As I browse the internet I read some blogs about teens hating their mothers. She may be overprotective, a dictator, crazy,a stage mom… whatever you call her. I admit! I used to hate her too but for while and that was so long time ago. Trust me… I know the feeling. I remember the times that she used to dictate everything that needs to be done. Eulla do this… Eulla do that! It’s kinda annoying. It feels like your life is being controlled and you don’t have the freedom of choice. There’s a time that you tell yourself, “How I wish I can choose my mother” but you can’t! As a teen we are influenced by our peers to have this kind of freedom. We actually crave for it! We want to explore the world by our own. In this point of our life, she is being misunderstood. As a teen, we used to call her “kontrabida” but as we grow older and mature, we used to call her best friend. Why? ‘Cause as we grow older, we learn to appreciate her. Her efforts in making us who we are today.
Now I have a daughter, and I learned a lot of things from my mother .She taught me everything and everything she has given me. I owe her everything. She was there for me to love me and care for me. She took me up when everyone is downing me. I remember her pa nga na sumusugod sa school para awayin yung mga nang-api saakin eh... She always fights for me and gives me strength to go on. Looking back when I was a child and so afraid, I used to shout her name and she’s there instantly to give me comfort. There’s nothing more special than a mother’s hug. See? Now I appreciate everything about her. Funny to think that I need to be a mother first before I appreciate how it is to become one. I learn how hard it is to raise a child. Being a mother needs a lot of self sacrifice. Always thinking twice; first for yourself and second for the welfare of your daughter. Selfless love as what we call it. No language can express the power, beauty, heroism, and majesty of a mother's love. A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being do impossible things.
Today I can say that the hardest job is to become a full pledged mother. Why? It is lifetime. No day-off and always overtime. From the time that a baby is on a mother’s womb, the work has started. We may not see her efforts everyday but come to think of it. She works all her life just to make you who you are today. As a mother, we don’t actually expect everything in return but learning to appreciate our presence and loving us back by our husband and daughter is the most rewarding.
Mommy, Mama, Nanay, Inay, Mamu, Mudra… Whatever you may call her, let her know how much she means to you.
(Mommy Lou, I know how hard is to have a daughter like me. Stubborn at times but for what it’s worth, I want you to know that you are very much appreciated. I am nothing without you. I love you so much and I thank you for everything! You are irreplaceable in my heart!)
Monday, November 7, 2011
Motherhood, a simple word that comes with a complex responsibility. Being a woman is not all about hair, shoes, bags and make-up. Yes! It is our obsession but as what we always hear especially on pageants; the essence of being a woman is to bear a child. Well it is true! I’ve been through the phase of my life that I was worried, crying about facing the reality that I am to become a mother. I’m worried because I know it is hard and I don’t know how to become one. I’ve heard a lot of things about giving birth. Sabi nila yung isang paa daw ng nanganganak nasa hukay meaning it’s a risk to live. It’s been 3 months now from the day I gave birth to my first born child, Knicole but the pain of childbirth is still fresh from my memory. The pain and the actual feeling. It was the 24th of July, 2011. When I woke up, I got straight to the bathroom to pee when I noticed a red discharge it was like a first day of menstruation. The first thing on my mind was, ”Opps! meron pala ako ngayon….” I said that because I was still sleepy. When I got into my senses, I just realized I can’t be bleeding…I’m pregnant! I suddenly rushed to fix the things I prepared for my delivery. Adrenalin rush! I called everyone within my reach and telling them to rush me into the hospital. I called my mom on the phone and told her what happened but she asked me if I’m in pain then I said “no!” I just notice a blood and that’s it. She laughed. She even wants me to come to our house My reaction was, “Huh?...hindi pwede baka manganak ako sa daan! isugod nyo na ko sa ospital! She’s calm and said that I was on labor. I just have to walk for an easier delivery. She’s a mother and I have to trust her. She’s been though this experience so I listened to her. I went to our house but I left my things ready for pick-up just in case it’s already time. On that day, It doesn’t hurt that much but I even sang to our videoke. After we had lunch we went to the church (Don Bosco Church) and got straight to the mall (The Landmark) for dinner. While eating dinner I felt something gush out on my undies. It was something wet. I told my mom and went to the ladies room to check what it is. It was a whole blood. I panic! We suddenly run to get a cab. On the cab, my legs are shaking. My mom was on panic. She holds my legs to stop the shaking. When we got to my Ob-gyne, the doctor checked the opening of my cervix. It was still close so the doctor advised us to go home but she told me to check my contractions. Of course we went home knowing it was just a false alarm. I got into my bed but the pain is now stronger. I feel the contractions every 15 minutes and damn! It hurts so badly! I believe it was 11pm of the same day. My water breaks when I got up to tell my in-laws that it was coming. Now everyone is on panic. We are going back to the hospital with just 2 hours interval. I was brought to the delivery room. My pelvic area, my belly, everything is in pain. I felt like I’m dying. On that moment I prayed as hard as I can. I was crying. I’m afraid of the situation. The doctors put a lot of medical gadgets on my body. The closer the baby is, the more pain I experience. July 25, 2011 at exactly 5:55 in the morning, I was officially a mother. When she comes out, I was relieved. She’s a healthy baby girl. Immediately after the baby comes out, they inject something on me for me to be asleep. When I woke up I’m already on the room with the nurses. The doctors didn’t give the baby to me until they was sure that I was okay. July 26, in the morning I went to the bathroom and when I come out, I saw a nurse holding a baby. She was looking for me. I know that the baby she was holding was mine. My heart beats fast. I’m nervous. It’s the first time that I will see and finally hold my baby after the long wait. As I opened my arms to get her, my tears are falling. I felt different. I was staring at her while crying. Her eyes, her face, her little arms and legs, she’s so wonderful. On that moment I felt the presence of God’s blessing on my arms. The miracle of life. No words can explain how grateful and happy I am. The pain, the suffering and the long wait was all worth it. Pregnancy is not easy and giving birth is most painful thing a woman can experience in her life. The childbirth was an experience that made me stronger. After all that I’ve been through, I know that I am now a stronger woman. I have to be… for my husband and for my daughter. I am now a mother. I know I have a huge responsibility ahead of me but I’m facing it all with courage. God didn’t left me along this journey and I know he never will. He gave me a loving husband, a beautiful daughter and that is already called a blessing. A blessing that I will treasure everyday of my life.
There was no spark at the first time I saw him. He was okay but not my type really. He was my cousin’s friend and neighborhood. They say that he was a seaman but I couldn’t care less. I was not in the mood to find someone new that time because I still have a boyfriend. If you’re gonna ask how did we meet? Well, I was on my to the bank when I pass by their street. He was chatting with my cousin that time, maybe he noticed how pretty I am...hehehe...Even though I just woke up before going to my destination. My cousin shouts my name maybe for me to look back. I didn’t know what happened next...Maybe my cousin gave my number to him ‘cause few days after that, he starts texting me. You know simply to get acquainted.
On my 2009 birthday, my phone rang and my mother was the one who answered it. I just ignored it believing it was just a greeting. On the night of my birthday before I got to sleep, my boyfriend and I had this argument that leads us to break up. My cousin Ariel wants me to date his friend named Kenneth of course I refused to for the reason that I wasn’t completely over with my ex.
Few weeks after, I noticed that everyone talks about this Kenneth guy. Of course I was not numb, not to feel that everyone in the family wants me to try dating this guy. Guess what? I still couldn’t care less!
You know what? I really believe that God is good all the time. I was so frustrated crying at the church telling God that I’m already tired of getting hurt from someone who doesn’t deserve my tears. I’m begging him to give me the right person this time. The one who can embrace my imperfections. The one who can understand my mood swings. The one who will treasure me as his most valuable possession. The one who will love more than anyone else can. As I walk down the streets on my way to our house, I asked for a sign. (Kung sino ang bibisita sakin ngayon sa bahay, sya na yung bigay ni God!) Of course I tried to cheat! I texted my ex to visit me that night even for a minute. I waited for an hour until my mom told us that it’s already bedtime. I got hopeless! My day was exhausted that my eyes commands me to sleep.
Well expect the unexpected! That night when we were about to go to sleep we heard a knock! Yes there’s someone at the door. When my little brother checked who it was, It was my cousin Ariel but he was not alone… he was with this guy holding a gift for me. Who was that? It was this Kenneth.
The first thing that pops on my mind when I saw him was, “God, sya ba talaga?” and I was so shocked when I remember the sign I was asking for. I still can’t believe it and still trying to convince myself that it was just a coincident so I asked for another sign. Guess what? The sign was still pointing to him! Well okay! Let’s give this a try. If it wouldn’t work, then better luck next time.
I’m officially dating this guy even though he’s not my type of guy and not to mention that everyone on my family likes him.. Magalang at Mabait daw kasi. I don’t know why I wasn’t totally convinced that he’s the one for me maybe it was my feelings for my ex’s that’s holding me back.
I prayed as hard as I can to find the right answer that I was looking for. My mind wants me to move on. I asked GOD to help me, “God If he’s really the one am asking for, then let me fall for him.” He courted me for almost a quarter year. He showed me that he’s different from everyone else on my past. He gave me all that he can for me to see that he deserves me. He was really trying his best.
My mother and I was having this girly heart to heart talk. She narrates her love stories. She told me that we were in the same situation before. My father was not her first love, she even told me that my dad was never her type of guy. Then why are they together now? Having the best relationship that I’ve seen. The logic?? Try! What If it really works out? What If he’s really a God’s Gift? My mother gave me an idea that she also did before.
One night I was about to test Kenneth’s patience and understanding. I told him that I’m already taking him as my boyfriend in one condition… that it was just a trial relationship and if my ex comes back, he will let me go. I know I was a jerk for giving him that kind of stupid offer. I know it was a stupid idea and I was expecting him to refuse that offer but I was completely wrong! He did accept it and It was very unexpected!
I didn’t know that before that night, he was already planning to stay away from me. He was about to give up on me but he doesn’t have the courage to tell me his real feelings. What he did was a risk of getting hurt but he’s ready to risk anyway.
He continues to make me feel very special. On that way, I slowly saw his hidden pains and that made me feel the urge of taking care of him. As I look at him, I see a strong child. A child that is ready to fight for his own possessions but with a fragile heart that’s longing to be loved. Right then my prayer was answered! Am slowly falling into him as I saw his weakness.
Days pass by as we make some good times and special moments. I totally forgot about the trial I offered him until storms on our relationship came. It was a test of my loyalty for him. There are a lot of temptations that can drove me away from him but in the end I realize that my love for him is stronger this time that even my past love can’t destroy my relationship with him. I realize his value in my life that I can’t find someone else that loves me the way he could. Our relationship was getting stronger and by then I realize that he was God’s gift that answered my prayers.
He proposed that he loves me so much and he wants me to be his wife. It wasn’t a very romantic proposal as what we saw on TVs but for me, to be asked as his wife, was the most special feeling.
On the 23rd of December, 2010 we finally got married! It wasn’t expected before but now what? I’m now somebody’s wife. He may not be my first love but surely he was already my Last Love. This is the guy that I want to spend my life with forever. I just hope that God will guide us on our new journey…