Giotto

July 5, 2011 § 2 Comments

Ahh dont you love it and also hate it when you discover new food that’s so yummy? I love it kasi new discovery siya but hate it coz I dont know where in the world will I find it if I crave for it.

Hannah, sister of our old friend Ritchie, sent me this choco for my birthday. Hannah is also the one who brought us to Mamou’s so her taste is impeccable, sipsip ako para padalhan ako ulit haha or baka mag introduce siya sa akin ng something new ulit.  Had a taste of it this morning and yun nga, na sad and na happy ako. I posted it sa FB and ang daming may kilala sa kanya. Am glad kilala ko na din itong si Giotto.

Gawa siya ng same company who makes Ferrero Rocher, kaya pala same taste. Per plastic stick there’s 9 pcs in it; this pack has 4 plastic stick inside. Each piece is a perfect bite, it has the good combination of hazelnut chocolate inside and crispy wafer then  covered in chopped hazelnuts & walnuts outside.

Thanks Hannah & Ritchie!

Don’t you love discovering new foodies?

Babywearing Dad

July 1, 2011 § 7 Comments

Am posting this to suck up to darling hubby. It is our Babywear Meet 2 and am planning to come home with a new sling or pouch 🙂

Here is a photoblog of hubby wearing Laya in different kinds of carriers.

Laya @ 5 weeks. The very first time Laya was worn. I super liked how Laya's shape is outlined. Hmph I wish I had such a shot!

If not for Didda insisting we use the sling in this trip to Cebu, we might not have used the sling till now.  We saw how comfortable Laya was inside the sling, so comfortable that I was able to go swimming and spend time with Kite in the pool because Laya was sleeping soundly (though sweating like crazy) while in the sling.

*pabida muna: I was in the pool when I took this shot, I saw the outline and asked Didda to hand me the camera and took it from that low kaya ganda ng shot *ehem ehem*

Front carry using the SaYa, one of the few times the SaYa is used

SaYa as high chair hehehe *sweet ni Achi Kite noh*

Front facing using the maya wrap

Backpack carrier at Rox BHS

Ito daw type niya, kanonood ng NatGeo kala niya backpacker siya.

Kathmandu Backpack Carrier. Gift from Fairy GodSister

According to Mimi ito yung Hunghangaroo

another angle of the carrier

Good luck and excited to go to the Babywear Meet. May it be as successful as the first one and as fun too! Interested? Go na!

Gadgets ang gizmos aplenty…

June 27, 2011 § 9 Comments

I was thinking about this on and off for days (napapisip ako kasing bumili pero di ko alam magiging reaction ng asawa ko) and suddenly Tonet told me to blog this. Imagine my happiness and kilabot… feeling ko sign na bilhin ko na nga (mabasa sana ng asawa ko at umagree).   Here goes…

do you know what this is?

Saw this at my friend’s house early this year. I found it cool and impractical kasi ang mahal (nasa P23,000 yan kasi large at Dyson ang tatak – weh ano ngayon kung Dyson ang tatak? apparently sikat yata yung Dyson.. oh well) at sa Singaporepa pa nila binili, but di ako interested curious lang so deadma lang. Mas interesado ako sa kanya as conversation piece kesa as fan, kaya nag mobile upload na lang ako see the discussion sa FB Thread on my wall re this. So I got na what I want, no reason to buy it anymore.

Fast forward to early this month. I saw a picture sa FB na may pre selling of something like this.

Uyy napatanong ako how much, wala lang not interested lang malaman how much (P3,000 daw pre selling nung June 2).  Hmm it was not mura, but di na din sing mahal nung orig 15% na lang ang presyo eh. Different ang brand nito, di ako nag research about this kasi nga natuwa lang ako di naman akong interesado curious lang.

Fast forward again to a week ago. Si Laya girl naglalakad na since early this month, last month testing lang, but because di naman siya stable pa laging sinusundan ng nagbabantay, either si yayang bagong rebond na bagay sa kanya at P1200 or si didda, or ako or si achi Kite. BUT last week since stable na siya maglakad hinahayaan na namin siya pa lakad lakad sinusundan na lang ng tingin, now ko lang narealize nyeks delikado yung electric fan, diyos ko po, iniisip ko pa lang nagcri-cringe na ako. Hmm may sense yata yung Dyson na yan… hmm magkano nga ulit yung sabi nung seller dito sa Pinas (di ko maalala eh).  Pero inisip ko lang naman di ko naman hinanap at di ko na din pinansin kasi tuwing nasa computer ako nawawala siya sa isip ko naaalala ko lang tuwing nagbabantay ako kay Laya sa sala.

Then FB ko kanina si Tonet, nabangit niya na naalala niya yung kakaibang klaseng fan, iblog ko daw. Aba tama gusto ko ngang hanapin ulit magkano, tama tama, gawin ko ngayon… sandali di ba sign siya na bilhin na nga (sign din kaya ito sa tingin ng asawa ko?) hmm… abangan natin ano magiging comment niya dito or better yet abangan ninyo kung ma update ko itong blog with a picture of OUR fan.

Yun lang, ginagamit ko lang yung blog na ito para magparinig sa asawa ko at pasayahin si Tonet *feeling hahaha* :)p

Kayo sang-ayon ba kayo na bumili kami ng fan para di maaksidente ang baby namin? Kesa sa ER ibayad eh di prevention na lang.  *nanghihikayat ng buyo*

If di maapprove ng asawa I will need to dig the N@W archives re the electric fan cover… I tried finding it kanina di ko mahanap.. sign yata na di ko kailangan ng electric fan cover hahaha.

PS.

Nag PM ako sa seller kanina (para updated na info ang mabibigay ko) kung may stock, magkano etc, aba meron pa daw at may parating pang elliptical at P3600 at abangan na lang yung specs dito sa album at free shipping to Metro Manila pa din. Please direct inquiries to them ha, ayaw ko maging operator if ever. Dinagdag ko itong PS para makapag disclosure ako… I do not know the seller, haven’t met her, just met her thru FB and wala akong commission.

Laya’s Carseat Saga

June 23, 2011 § 10 Comments

Laya hated the carseat with passion. Unfortunately it is the law in Australia so we had no choice but to be subjected to her WAILING every time she is strapped to one while we were there.

She can go on crying, screaming for hours till she falls asleep, and then wakes up to continue her crying, screaming session. Kakaawa actually but no choice eh 😦

But smart hubby also thinks she wont cry if I am not there… surprise, surprise! She really didn’t! At least not a lot. (Don’t you hate it when hubby is always right?!)

with her favorite cousin Josh *so sweet noh?*

with her mate Gabe (Gabe lent us his carseat while we were there, thanks Gabe!)

Since we have this plan of going on a road trip to Melbourne to see the Great Ocean Road *dream dream* on our next visit, we figured we need to get Laya used to a carseat already.

Months before our Oz Trip we were actually scouting for carseats.  I have seen my share, either they are too expensive or not to my liking so we never really found one I liked. Until Laya tried Charmaine’s Recaro carseat and was quite comfy in her 10 minute ride from Starbucks Fort to Serendra.

I wanted that one so I convinced hubby to check out the carseats. Recaro, being a popular brand when we were growing up, he liked it too. Price is also well within our budget, so I too am happy.

Here she is in her own carseat. She cried the first time and didn’t na afterwards, at least not because of the carseat now,  when she does, which is rare, mostly because she is bored, sleepy or hungry.

First ride in her carseat

what? is that a smile?

Lakwatcha with Mimma alone

Sleeping while holding a flag

Sleeping holding spoons on both hands

Operation Carseat is now officially a SUCCESS. My baby is a first world baby now!

Discovery: We are happy with our Recaro Carseat, got it for P12,000, cushion is all over and is very soft. I tried those in the mall usually those that are this soft goes at more than P18,000-P35,000. Recaro is sold at Excellar Enterprises located at 73 N. Roxas corner Banawe Streets, Quezon City (across Serenitea). Phone numbers: 712-5373 to 74, 712-5379 to 80, 731-1224 to 25.

*disclosure (haha feeling blogger) we bought our carseat, and we do not have anything to do with the owners.

OUTTAKES

Sama ko na mga iba’t-ibang ‘carseats’ shots niya.

Nagpupumilit na carseat for Vespa

Shopping at Aldi's OZ

At OfficeWorks OZ

At Changi Airport

Babywearing

June 14, 2011 § 8 Comments

Reposting this from my Notes in Facebook. It is because of this post that I realized I want to blog and share what I learned/discovered.

When I first encountered babywearing, my first born Kite was already too old for it.  I really wanted to babywear, I see the wisdom in it, you get to be so close to your baby yet your hands can be free.  Lucky for me the distributors and makers of the baby slings are N@Wies (Abbie & Rissa for Maya Wrap & JenCCTan for Next9). When I got preggy I knew I will attempt babywearing and wish it is as simple as I thought it would be.  And it kinda was.  It was scary at first but since am in touch nga with the baby carrier gods, it was easy for me to ask for help.  Ok success for me meant I was able to use the one of the slings I bought.  But I also read and saw reviews of moms loving other kinds of sling, so I know there’s more out there to conquer. I also knew it will be a lifesaver during travels, so prior to our trip last April I gathered enough friends and organized a Babywearing Meet, from a small group it became quite a medium sized group 🙂  We had so much fun learning different kinds of babywearing. The sling was the single most used item in our baggage during our trip.

It was so useful that I am now going to actively talk about it and share my discovery. I know that there are a lot of baby carrier owners who ‘use their carrier.  I understand why coz I was kinda scared too at first. I also know some moms just need to be taught, motivated, cajoled as was the case during the 1st babywear meet. That’s why I wrote this entry.

Added Note:

We would like to invite you to join us for the 2nd Babywear Meet on July 2 at Starbucks Fort Bonifacio (the one with the drive thru) 10am-12nn.  Walang sponsor so kanya kanyang bili ng kape 🙂

Bring whatever sling, carrier you have, or if you wish to try a certain kind out send Abbie Yabut (Maya Wrap), Jen Tan (Next9) and/or Jenny Ong (sells several diff brands of Slings) a message and ask if they can bring, if you wish to buy PM them din to ask them to bring stocks.  This is purely a babywear meet, you need not buy nor use their products, they are just going to guide us and share their knowledge.  Other users both experts and newbies will be there too to share thoughts and experience.

What the heck if you do not wish to babywear but wanna talk mommy talk go na din!

Breastfeed, baby care or pregnancy concerns pwede din isama.  Remember mommies and daddies ang mga andoon, so we probably have pregger to parents of newborn to teens in the crowd for you to share with.

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