Because Grace VanderWaal is LOVE


My daughter has been watching a lot of America's Got Talent (AGT) reruns with her dad lately. Ever since she saw and heard Grace VanderWaal on the show, she became a huge fan and would even sing along her favorite Grace VanderWaal song "Moonlight" every chance she gets.  She keeps singing "You-ou-ou were dancing in the moonlight And I, I, I was dancing in the moonlight" Clearly, na #lss na siya ; p

And so, obviously, the inspiration behind this haircut is none other than Grace VanderWaal because she wants to have a short hair like her with bangs, of course! 

When I picked her up from school earlier today, we went to her one and only favorite salon. As usual, it was Cris who worked his magic and came up with this plakadong bangs ever. He is the best stylist there is if you are looking for someone to cut your bangs na super pantay! No joke!

Daily Grind

On Random Thoughts

I have been on hiatus for quite some time because my daughter went back to school. We had to wake up earlier than usual and adjust to our new schedule. Now that we have already coped up with our daily routine, I have a few extra hours to spare to write a blog entry while she's in school or when she's already asleep at night. But this does not mean that I can attend events like before because I still spend most of my time with my family. I get to squeeze in a few minutes for myself in between. In as much as I miss attending event, I am too preoccupied with mommy stuff but I am not complaining ; )

off-shoulder denim top | Vero Moda
Haircut by Angelo Justin Php 950

Speaking of mommy stuff, I had a haircut just one day before my daughter celebrated her 5th birthday. My daughter wanted us to have the same hairstyle. She's sporting a China Doll look- full on bangs!!! We went to Hair Asia and for the second time around, it was Angelo Justin who chopped off 4-inches of my curly hair. And yes, he gave me bangs!

He is at Hair Asia every Monday. Kindly call first for his schedule and appointment.

Philippine Passport DFA Renewal Requirements | No Appointment Needed

For First Time Philippine Passport Applicant, please read here

My daughter's Philippine passport will expire on July 2018. I know it's still valid for travel six months before expiry or until January 2018 but I don't want my daughter to suffer the same fate as mine when I forgot to renew my passport at the very last minute. What's worse, DH already booked our tickets including accommodation. So, I did what any mother would do---> renew my daughter's Philippine passport NOW. No appointment needed for kids 7 years old and below!

We went to Ali Mall, one of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Satellite offices here in Manila, after I picked her up from school the other day. Photo above was taken as we were playing Trip to Jerusalem waiting in line.

Time Started: 12:45 PM
Time Ended: 2:30 PM

Philippine Passport DFA Priority Lane | Courtesy Lane | Express Lane 

PLEASE READ----> No, you do not need to schedule an appointment. No appointment is needed for the following Filipinos:

  1. Senior Citizen with Senior ID
  2. Person with Disability (PWD) with PWD ID or visible disability
  3. Solo Parent with Valid Single/Solo Parent ID
  4. Pregnant women with medical certificate
  5. Minors seven (7) years old and below
  6. First time Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)
  7. Immediate Family Members of DFA Employee- parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren and parents-in-law

You may avail of the Priority Lane at DFA Manila (Aseana) or at any DFA Satellite Offices within Metro Manila (Ali Mall, SM Manila, SM Megamall and Alabang Town Center) or Regional Consular Office to apply for your passport. 

Adidas Superstar Slip-On (Black) in Ortholite | How to Spot a Fake + Review

Adidas Superstar Slip-On  

Too lazy to tie up those laces on your shell-toes? Well, get yourself a new pair of Adidas Superstar Slip-On- a variation of the classic Superstar that has a more contemporary and stylish design. This is a must have for shell-toe collectors out there!

Adidas Superstar Slip-On in Ortholite Php 4,595

The Adidas (Men Originals) Superstar Slip-On is the second Adidas brand and the third pair of rubber shoes (the other one is a pair of Nike Air Huarache) that I bought this year. No, I didn't buy them on impulse or just to look fashionable. I bought these rubber shoes for comfort because I discovered that I have a heel spur or calcaneal spur.

Althea Petal Velvet Powder | Simply Perfect

I am excited to announce Althea's first-ever brand product called the Althea Petal Velvet Powder. Yes, you guessed it right... it is inspired by Korean Althea Petals. This Petal Velvet Powder is a translucent and lightweight loose powder that offers the skin a silky smooth finish. It is made with pure and natural ingredients.

Althea Petal Velvet Powder | Petal Soft Skin

Althea's Petal Velvet Powder is made with micro-fine particles that minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines to reveal a flawless, petal-like complexion. It's translucent and perfecting qualities also create a satin finish that mattifies without dehydrating skin.