Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Good heavens Meralco must be rejoicing from this heat!!! It's so dreadful! You can't help but have the air conditioning on ALL day! In my case, there's really no choice. I have a little boy at home and I want him to be comfortable. 3 electric fans just won't work!!!!! Especially at night when I want him to have a good night's sleep.....and us too.

And then the morning comes, I get out of the room and it seems as if I'm getting suffocated with the heat that just greets you. Gone are the days when I'd ask ate to heat hot water for my bath. Once outside, okay, tolerable. Almost. Good thing about airconditioned transport. And then there's the office. Good thing I don't go out. I'd surely die from the heat!

People sometimes ask why I go to work so early. This is the reason. Our weather. You see, there's no traffic, the air still (a bit) cooler, and you get to warm up once there.

It really is a big big difference when you leave for work at, about 8 am, which happened to me today. I had a meeting in the RD in QC at 9am (I live in the south). I left the house at 730. The weather outside was starting to get unbearable and traffic was starting to creep up the highways. I made it to my meeting, finished on time for my next meeting in Ortigas, which also, surprisingly ended early, then I had to travel all the way to Manila, where I had to do some stuff at the SC. That was about 11am and the sun was scorching! My business there required me to go from one building to another through an interconnecting pathway (they call it "skywalk", i think). I saw a few friends from way back in law school. Did a little chit-chatting, exchange of numbers...etc.

Talk about the heat! Anyway, my only consolation was that Robinson's was just across the street and I could window shop (or perhaps buy a few things) later on.

Anyway, I finished what I went there for, had lunch at Kaya, went straight to Nine West then to Mango. Hay. That was relaxing.

Should I show HK what I bought? Maybe not. I'll just wait for him to notice. :)

1:30, not much to go to, so I headed for home. Still a hottttttttttttt afternoon.

Although..........no better way to end it than seeing the "cuteness" of my little boy taking his afternoon nap (and the cool room too).

Saturday, April 14, 2007

The new city

I've been hearing quite alot about Fort Bonifacio the past few days so darling HK and I decided to see what the hype was all about.

HK picked me up from my office in Ortigas and decided to take the EDSA route. He was hungry so we headed first to Serendra. Note to self: when heading to Serendra, take c-5 because it's right across Market! Market!

So we parked at the Bonifacio High Street parking spaces. We didn't know Serendra had one in the basement.

I found the buildings quite homey. The structures (or should I say sculptures) are magnificent. little H will surely love all those water fountains. The restaurants there look good. But since my cousin invited us over for dinner, we opted for Mary Grace cafe were I had peppermint hot choco and HK had the (grilled?) beef-something sandwich and extra potato chips. We sat outside since the place was already full. It was like sitting in a cafe in Paris. What impressed me the most was that the chairs had the "antique" design so reminiscent of my childhood days at my lola's house in the province. I'm not sure if they were made to look that antique or were bought at some antique shop here in Manila or in Vigan. Anyway, they looked like the real thing.

The food was good. But the weather was humid. It was a good thing they had fans installed in the ceilings.

HK headed for A Different Bookstore while I tried to look around for an ATM. I found one just around the corner. And I think it's the ONLY one in the whole place! Talk about the line waiting outside! Not worth it....especially since it was so hot even at 5pm!

I walked around somemore then joined HK at the bookstore.

While there my sister called me up to say that she passed all her subjects at med school. Yahoo! Congratulations! 4 more years! Keep it up!

Anyway, it was already 630 and we had to leave. We crossed to High Street. I didn't realize that stores were already open there! And there was the usual Starbucks and Figaro. Hmmm. Nice place to go to sometime.

I didn't take pictures because my phone's battery died already. Didn't charge it the night before. tsk! tsk! tsk!

A lot has changed since the fort was privatized. I remember when "The Fort Strip" was the only place to go to for gimiks. And that was when I was a freshman law student. We'd go relax every friday night.

As for Serendra, it's a nice place to live in.....IF you're single and still up for night life. I don't think you can raise a family with all the blaring music coming from the bars and restaurants on the first floor and across.............

Thursday, April 12, 2007

why the color purple?

the origins of my being drawn to this color stems from two things: Lisa Frank ....i especially loved the unicorn, and Sweet Valley Twins (and High) collection of pocketbooks. i was in elementary school. A SVT afficionado would not forget "The Unicorn Club" whose color of choice was purple. Okay, so it was mainly the unicorn and purple. SVT explained that the color represents royalty.

I've always believed that purple represents mystery and magic.

Coincidentally also, I was born in the year of the horse!!!! So i guess there goes my addiction to collecting anything that has a unicorn on it, especially if it has some purple color.

year of the horse + unicorn + purple = magic and mystery (nice huh?)

why a blog?

share some thoughts...........on fashion, brands, shopping, places......life as a mother to little Hiroshi, a wife, a young lawyer.......a girl who never seemed to grow up.

Yes, it seems as if I never grew up. People keep telling me I don't look like a married woman....

I ask "WHY? What's a married woman supposed to look like or act like anyway?"

I'm not going to "permit" myself "look" matronly, for sure. hehehe

My mom's 60+ and people still think she looks like she's in her late 40s. She's never had cosmetic surgery.

sooo..........this is a part of me.


summer camp

time for summer camp. There's nothing better to keep little Hiro busy than enroll him at gymboree. He's had gym play for quite some time now, so we thought it would be better to let him try art class (he likes making scribbles anyway). I wonder how it'll go.......