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Ogalala: System in PLAY

Ogalala: System in Play

Several bloggers including yours truly were invited to the Ogalala Event which was held at the Richwell Building in Quezon City.

Parents and some kids listening intently during the presentation

We arrived at 10am and there were a good number of early birds like us too. They arranged the place like it was a play school and the kids had a great time. While the kids were playing, the parents on the other hand-- learned a lot about Ogalala and how it could make teaching your child progressively at home through play.

WQ: Latest Beauty discovery (2 of 3)

For the part two of WE's beauty discovery series, I'd like to share with you a Filipino makeup brand that is getting a lot of buzz nowadays it is called Happy Skin. You have probably heard about it through the social networking sites but haven't really tried their product because maybe you aren't familiar with it or you prefer something else. So don't worry because after this post, you'll be curious about them and you'll try them out too. :)

Having one of the most sensitive skins out there, I can tell you that Happy Skin is one of the best products I had tried in terms of affordability and efficacy. I'm all for effectiveness and value for money.  Who isn't right? 
Although I have my fair share of beauty splurges just to find the right product that would suit me. It really takes a lot of trial and error to find the brand that would do more good to your skin than to harm it.

So, I give you Happy Skin's ZZ (Zit zapper Second skin) Cream and the all-time favourite Shut Up & Kiss Me moisturising lipstick which by the way comes in a number of gorgeous colors. But I'll just be showcasing my favourite one in the bunch which is the Honeymoon Glow.

Happy Skin's ZZ Cream and Shut Up & Kiss Me Lipstick

Breastfeeding is LOVE.

Top: Uniqlo x Ines dela Fressange
Jeans: Uniqlo
Slides: Renegade Folk
Bag: Herve Chapelier
Book: Guide to Breastfeeding by Dr. Jack Newman
Last Saturday, I attended the highly anticipated Breastfeeding Seminar by L.A.T.C.H. (Lactation, Attachment, Training, Counseling, Help) a non-profit organisation that aims to help and educate mothers who want to breastfeed their child. The group invited world renowned breastfeeding expert and paediatrician - Dr. Jack Newman who talked about breastfeeding, problems encountered during breastfeeding, solutions and the practicalities of this very nurturing bond between mother and child among many others.

As you all know I'm still breastfeeding my 23months old son, L. I never thought that I could be able to breastfeed him this long. Initially, I just wanted to nurse him until he was a year old, but his paediatrician told me to continue to nurse him until he is about two years old.

Nightcap and other things..

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We all have our struggles in life. One way or another, we feel like our lives have hit rock bottom. But I have always believed that when you hit the bottom, there is nowhere to go but up!

Sometimes life takes a toll on us and we tend to complain more about it, than to appreciate what we have.  We complain about things that aren't really important. I for one is guilty of such, but as much as possible I try my very best to look at things in a different perspective. I guess I'm lucky to have people around me who understands me even though I tend not to talk about the problem much. I also have friends from overseas who are almost always ready to listen to me when there are times that I'm really fed up. Though the distance is keeping our friendship apart, I can still feel the love. I also have a husband who doesn't judge me easily for the mistakes that I do but instead he tries to see the whole picture why I acted like such or why I decided to do things differently. Probably, it must be the lawyer in him who analyses things and doesn't assumes too quickly. Hahaha

CAMOU-complicated Sunday

Top: Elin
Jeans: Zara
Shoes: Birkenstock Mayari
Bag: Hervé Chapelier
It isn't that complicated as it sounds.. but I was just trying to rhyme my Camou or Camouflage bag to this post. Hahaha 

My Sunday went well because we got to hear mass early this morning then we devoured the Spanish viand prepared by my Mom for lunch..(I'm lost for words to describe how delicious it was.. #hungryhippo), then after lunch we visited my Dad at the Memorial Park for our afternoon bonding with him and had some food trip and train ride with the little man.

Night Rider

Top: Zara
Jeans: Levi's
Sandals: Renegade Folk
Bag: Mulberry (Alexa)

A quick trip to the mall tonight was our goal because we had to give in to the little man's request of riding his favorite attraction, the money-eating, will leave you almost to vomit... The Carousel. Hahaha

This very attractive horse-on-a-stick that children have come to love including my own is relentless. They can never get enough of it. Oh well..the innocence of children and their simple joys in life is really refreshing. 

WQ: Latest Beauty Discovery (1 of 3)

In my quest in finding the latest products that we could use daily, this post is a three-part post about the latest beauty products I have bought and tried recently in the market for more than a month to be able to find its effectiveness. The products are in no particular order and no part of this post has been sponsored by any of the companies or their distributors.

L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

1. L'Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

I never thought I could ever find a product that I could use not only for my body but also my hair. Hooray! 
Since I have natural curly/wavy hair, I can't really just use soap or body wash as my shampoo in times of we ran out of stocks. Hahaha

Why? Because soap or body wash dries out the hair fast and removes the scalp with its natural oil. So naturally with those people who have the same hair strands, using products like soap and body wash (as an alternative in times of shampoo scarcity) for your hair would even make your hair lifeless and dull and even drier. Haay. Aswang (it is a mythical creature that is a vampire counterpart here in the Philippines) hair everywhere!

Let's French it!

At Disneyland Anaheim California (May 2014)

Minimalist. Subdued color palette. Never goes out of style. Stripes, black jeans, navy blue color and Bensimon sneakers-- are some of my favorite things that I love about French dressing. Chic all the way and you can never go wrong when it comes to Parisian style and a bonus, it can be worn by any body type! Good to know, eh?

In one word, elegant.

Although French fashion dressing mostly includes mixing the high-end and low-end items, basically French women dress for themselves and how comfortable their style would be to be able to function in their day-to-day activities. On the contrary, french women will not be seen wearing the latest fads, but they will seen most often than not in their own style bubble that has been the envy of many, including me. Hahaha I don't know how they do it but it has turned the world over on how chic they are even for street wear. Comme il faut! 

Take my blues away..

Shirt: Brooks Brothers
Jeans: Zara
Flats: Yosi Samra
Bag: Simpliste

I'm feeling really low lately. I don't know if its due to the erratic sunny-then-rainy weather or probably my monthly period is coming up. Haha

Anyway, in times like these I try to find solace and peace in the simple things. I like to dress up and do my makeup whenever this gloomy mood hits me. Or I'd like to shop for new shoes or books to uplift my spirit. Most of the time I stare at my son, L, and appreciate his genuine smile and affection for me. It is just priceless. As much as possible I try to see the positive side of it all. It is hard, but we really must. 

Thankful.

I'm writing this now before I go to bed...while staring at my son who is dreaming away in his sleep. As I begin to relax my mind and get the rest that I need, I secretly smile and wondered why do I feel good? I feel good because I'm thankful for the gift of today.

I'm thankful for the blessings that we have received today. Although there are trials but it is part of life, we still need to find the simple joys that would make life worth living everyday. Always find the positive lining. :)

Anyway, have a peaceful sleep and don't let the bed bugs bite. Good night!!

What about you, what are you thankful for?