Friday, August 31, 2007

TRINOMA, is it? (1st of 2 parts)

After the never-ending gush of my uncle and aunt over the new Trinoma mall in Quezon City, dad finally decided to go check it out. Since I, too was curious, I brought Anton and Leah with me. So much has been said about this new mall. Mostly good reviews. I don't think I've ever read or heard anything to the contrary. Maybe this will be it (?)

From my sister's place we took Espana, Quezon Ave. then made a U-turn to West Avenue. We see SM City (ooohhhh memories of my childhood), then I notice that the mrt rail starts to end. To my right I see a H-U-G-E structure. You need not guess. That's Trinoma. From West Avenue, we cross EDSA to turn right to North Avenue. My first thought is: "Where is the entrance?" It's a good thing my sister's driver is familiar with the place. He makes a right turn, which I think is in front of Mindanao Avenue, towards the building's "entrance" which looks like the entrance to the parking spaces. Well, yes, in a way.

We make a stop in front of some restaurants: Chicken Inasal, Congo Grill and North Park, then go up the escalator. O-kay. This is the entrance? Hmmm. Doors open at the top leading inside.Upon entering, we decide where to head. You are lead to a fork-like path. You go straight to the center of the mall (similar to Glorietta), or you turn left or right where there are several escalators leading to the floor above (or below)similar to that of Shangri-la.

Most of the stores on the first floor are already open. We decide to go right. Dad tells us to meet for lunch at Super Bowl, then goes his way. My sister heads off to starbucks. So, its now just my mom and I with Anton and manang. It's Sunday. It's 10 in the morning and the place is jam-packed with people! It as if there's a weekend sale or something. Okay lang. Maybe it's because the mall is connected to the MRT (just like Shangri-la) that's why. We browse around, my mom enters Crossings, Anton starts to warm up to the place.

We're half-way through the shops downstairs when my mom suggests we check out the second floor. The stores here are more upscale than the first. Most of them not open yet. By this time, it's starts to get frustrating. Half-way through we move to the third floor.

We see the Stores Specialists sign over at the other end. Yahoo. Anton gets all excited because the kiddies' section is also in this floor. And guess what?!! Gymboree is here too! We follow Anton through the narrow hallway (Yes, I find it very narrow). A class is ongoing by the time we get there, so we had to wait. Mom goes around the shops that are open, among them Lacoste, Liz Claiborne and some others I do not recall. There's not much to see at the third floor. Most of the shops open there are for the kiddies.

My phone rings. It's dad. It's only 11am.

You can guess. be continued.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The BEST stretchmark lotion EVER!

OOHHHHH!!!! I just have to post this!

I came across the Palmer's website and I couldn't help but wonder at how much products they have!!!! Two years ago I only knew of their cocoa butter cream which is designed to prevent stretchmarks.

Well, anyway, mothers-to-be MUST try their cocoa butter cream because it REALLY does prevent stretchmarks brought about by the growing belly! My tita from Canada gave me two tubes when I was 5 months pregnant. I used it liberally 3 times a day even after I gave birth until my son was almost a year old! I kept ordering from abroad everytime I ran out of stock.

Voila!!!!! No stretchmarks! Yay!

Oh do try their products! I was so happy to know that they're now available locally. I've seen a bunch of them in Health and Beauty, Watson's and Rustan's Essenses.

What a Steal!

Surfing through the net tonight I found this product at (411.07 pounds). It's black patent leather with cork heel and platform.

A Louboutin will always be a Louboutin but as of this moment I don't think I'll be able to afford one. We're getting a new place so (almost) all of our funds are going to that new investment. What better way to spend for your hard earned money than invest it in real estate, right?

It's a good thing my friends from thepurchaser have a gazillion of shoes to choose from. So.....instead of a Louboutin, why not get something that's similar but cheaper:

It's made of velvet with cork heels and platforms plus a button detail. It comes in beige but both colors are already out of stock. Goes to show the many many happy clients they have. At Php 1030, it's a real steal!

I introduced the site to my friends and they, too, have become loyal clients.

I've bought a lot of their stuff already and can already vouch for their products' well as style, of course. I'm forcing myself not to post all the stuff I got from them (for fear that hubby might come across this blog, and I'll never hear the end of it!).

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Happy birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY! It's my mom's birthday today. She and my dad were supposed to spend the weekend with us, especially since Monday is a holiday but the typhoon prevented them from coming. I guess it's okay since I believe in the "kasabihan" that you should not travel before your birthday. So it was a good thing.


I graduated from college at 19. My sister at 18, finished her master's degree by 22, and is now a 2nd year medical student. Our parents put us to school at quite an early age even when we would just be "saling pusa" to our older cousins. I'm planning to put Hiro to school early too ---- at 3 years. Hubby thinks it's too early, but hey, all I want is for him to start interacting with other kids. Besides, he has been with Gymboree since he was 15 months old and seems to be doing well. He likes going to "school" so much that he looks for it everytime he's on vacation at my parents'.

Recently we enrolled him at Southville pre-school. He's the youngest there. But it's okay.

I didn't want him to be shocked from the change so we prepared him for it. Kinda. He was excited as we were.

First day of school. He enjoyed it so much and was quite independent, much to my surprise.
He climbed down the car and didn't even wait for his yaya. I imagined him to turn back and look at me but he didn't. Separation anxiety? I don't think I felt it. Well, a bit maybe. I'm just glad the transition went smoothly :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

4 months!!!!!

It has been 4 months since my last post.

Hiro spent the summer at my parents. Work got so much hectic.

Will be posting soon. Hopefully, over the weekend. Hay.

Life is good. :)