13 Sept 2014

The five things I am most grateful for are:

  1. a driver who understands “time pressure”
  2. friends who give me a “heads up”
  3. a husband who was willing to pick up the kid from enrichment classes
  4. the rainy evening
  5. seeing an old friend at Global Mala

9 Sept 2014

The five things I’m most thankful for are:

  1. H feeling better
  2. yoga with Francois
  3. okinawa milk tea with pearls
  4. K sleeping early
  5. my new ballpen!

3 Sept 2014

The 5 Things I’m most grateful for today:

  1. being able to find parking!
  2. getting to the car before the rain started pouring
  3. receiving my new japa mala from The Mala Tree
  4. not a lot of homework, yay!
  5. soft lips because of what i bought from BeautyMNL

NEW Blog!

I’ve moved homes!  Come visit me at  ATTACHED AT THE HIP!

Conscious Parenting

I received a link to a very long article in The Atlantic early one morning. It was so long that it turned me off, save for the very compelling title: “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy“. A lot of people think that there is a stigma when one one goes to therapy or “goes to see the shrink”.

For a parent whose kid is in therapy, let me say that I learned so much more about him in particular, and parenting in general. The fact that he does therapy opened doors for me to ask more questions and seek answers about raising children; which is why when this (lengthy!) article came to me, I chose to take time to read it. (Not that I *think* I’m not being defensive; in fact, I *think* that everyone should go to therapy at some point or another. Yes, really.) Continue reading

Reconnecting with Old Friends

I wrote about my 2010 goals in the beginning of the year. While I have yet to fulfill the rest (I’m doing good with #4, #5 and #6 these days), I’ve been trying to fulfill #7 quite well.

I did take a trip to visit my BFF who’s been living there for more than 20++ years! I had that long postponed lunch with a friend from university, and I finally had dinner last night with two friends from way back. We were together in the student council in highschool.

And it’s been great! I realize today that I have friends I can count on (is it because we all have begun to realize that we have lives to live on our own, aside from our husband and kids??). For a while, I’d be so sad that I didn’t have girlfriends to call for nights out. But then, I now know it’s what I choose to do!

And I choose to reconnect with my friends, I choose to make new ones, I choose to live my life, distinct, though connected, with my family.

I am woman. Hear me RAWR. (from SATC2)

On my bookshelf

Look at the stuff I’ve yet to read!!! My bookshelf’s splitting at the seams. I love books and my most favourite place is a bookstore. I especially like Booksale because I find lots of gems there!!

Ahavia Lounge Spa

I’m not much of a massage person. Only because I’m cheap. I prefer to spend on other things. But one thing I realized after my trip ALONE to BC, is that it is very important to not only give oneself “my time” or alone time, but also to spend on oneself a bit.

S and I found this day spa near us, and we really love it there! (Beware though, lines can be long late in the evening. We suggest calling first before going.)

Ahavia Lounge Spa – 748 7930 and 386 0266

(and because they don’t have a website where the list of therapies are available, I am posting this…mostly for my benefit, so I can just search my blog for the menu of services. HAHAHA!)

Massage Therapies

Point Pressure (60 mins) PhP299

Oriental Ritual (60 mins) PhP299

Western Blend (60 mins) PhP299

Ahavia Signature Massage (120 mins) PhP599 — our favorite!!!

Dessert Essences / Organic Body Spa

The Organic Coffee Experience (90 min) PhP599

Anti-Stress Aroma Salt Therapy (90 min) PhP799

The Oriental Ginger Body Buffer (90 min) PhP799

Hair & Scalp Remedies

Reviving Peppermint (short – PhP149, long – PhP199)

That Minty Feeling (short – PhP149, long – PhP199)

Henna Help (short – PhP199, long – PhP249)

Intensive Protein Therapy (short – PhP249, long – PhP299)

Hand & Feet Therapies

Refreshing Foot Spa (PhP199)

Hand or Foot Reflexology (PhP299)

Spa Manicure with warm massage (PhP149)

Spa Pedicure with quick massage (PhP159)

Add-On Express Spa

Scalp & Head (20 mins) PhP99.00

Legs & Feet (20 mins) PhP99.00

Back & Shoulder (20 mins) PhP99.00

Pressure Point Quick Massage (40 mins) PhP159.00 (concentrates on tension areas like head, shoulder, back and neck)

I’m considering a pedi and foot spa soon!!! Let me know what you think of Ahavia!

Me and my serenitea

I’m working, it’s quiet and I have my serenitea. Ok na!

Lookit Where I’ve Been!

Where in the world can one find all these in one day, and just within miles of each other??



Impending rain. (and eventual rain)

A bit of rain…