Saturday, November 10, 2012

Nanny 101

Hey y'all!

Having a nanny for your child is quite normal in this side of the planet. I grew up with the care of nannies and I had a few for my daughter as well. I wanted to share my/our experience and what I know about the basics of "Nanny 101".

I'm inviting you lovelies to check out my YouTube channel and please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT and RATE.

Thanks for watching!!! =)

Show some love and support! See you there!!! <3 <3 <3

With love and kisses,

Why YouTube?

Hey y'all!

This is my first sort of introduction of my vlogging "career" on YouTube. This is basically the start of showing more of my face in front of the camera. Get to know my reasons (those that I haven't mentioned on my previous blog post) of vlogging in YouTube. :)

I'm inviting you lovelies to check out my YouTube channel and please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT and RATE. 

Thanks for watching!!! =)

Show some love and support! See you there!!! <3 <3 <3

With love and kisses,


Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm a Mommy Vlogger (Video Blogger) On YouTube!

hey y'all!

 If you've seen my older blog posts here, you'll know that I do videos on YouTube, but usually those are just my lovely daughter's. I love capturing her milestones, antics and candidness on video. And now, I want to share my recent venture there. I'm a mommy vlogger already! Yep! As in I talk in front of the camera about a variety of things (mostly mommy stuff) and you'll get to know me, my family and friends more. I just love expressing myself and get my views out there. I love interaction, too! So yes, I do reply video comments and private messages.

I decided to go with it because I wanted to show the world how it is to be a mother in the Philippines (I do videos about "Day in a life", haul, Philippine-product reviews) and you also get a glimpse of Filipino culture, trend and places. I think it would be refreshing to see a different side of the coin because majority of the mommy vloggers that I've seen are from USA/American.

I do understand that there can be negativities alongside with it but I choose not to mind them at all. I just want to have fun and do what I love (which is talking and being candid LOL). If these negative people have a problem with it/me, well, it's not my problem anymore. hahahaha!

So, yeah, I'm inviting you lovelies to check out my YouTube channel and please don't forget to SUBSCRIBE, COMMENT and RATE.

CLICK----------------> KimchiiMommy on YouTube 
Show some love and support! See you there!!! <3 <3 <3

With love and kisses,

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


It's been ages since my last post! I have been MIA because of the many things that have been up on my sleeves. I started school on June and we have had series of activities with our Ilongga Mommies' Nook group. I also have been doing vlogs on my YouTube channel KimchiiMommy more frequently. I figured that it's more convenient for me to talk, film, edit a bit then upload than to sit down for a long time composing blog entries. I can tend to my baby while the video's uploading you know. hahahaha!

But I feel guilty for just abandoning this blog which I have established for quite sometime. I may not be able to post everyday but i'll be having entries from time to time. Whenever I can. No more promises.

I kind of miss this though. I have a lot of catching up to do.

-Geline <3

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Malunggay Smoothie for baby boo

Hello, lovelies! How was your weekend? It's Sunday on this side of the planet so tomorrow's another week! Anyhow, I made my baby boo a Malunggay/Banana smoothie yesterday. We grow Malunggay/ Moringa Oleifera in our backyard and that made me extra happy! You know why? Moringa is jam-packed with nutrients that you wouldn't even need to take vitamins if taken everyday! It's dubbed as "Miracle Tree".

Here's a bit of information to back-up my rave with it:

  • It has 7x Vit. C in oranges, 4x calcium in milk, 4x Vit. A in Carrots, 2x protein in milk, 3x potassium in banana.
  • It is a weapon against blindness.
  • Along with potassium, zinc is also found in large quantities in moringa.
  • Anti-anemia as it contains 3x more Iron than in spinach. 
  • Helps in balancing cholesterol in the body.
  • Contains Essential Amino acids.
  • Since it is immunity-stimulant, it is being prescribed to AIDS patients.
  • Stimulates metabolism.
  • Fights diabetes.
  • It is a nutrition booster and is known to promote a feeling of well-being.
  • Aids in weight-loss.
  • Increases milk supply of lactating mothers.
  • Famous for anti-bacterial properties.
  • Paste of moringa leaves is said to beautify the skin.
  • Protects the liver and kidney.
  • Can be used as a water purifier.
Speaking of Moringa, I remember a conversation with my OB GYN on my 7th month pre-natal check together with my husband. My hubby asked her what  food that I should be taking often to promote good health both for me and our baby. She said to let me eat or take anything that has malunggay. As a naive foreigner, my hubby had no clue what that was! Honestly speaking, I also didn't know malunggay's english name at that time. boom!!! hahahaha! My OB GYN drew a cluster of small circles and showed it to my hubby and he was still clueless. Solution to the problem? I showed to him a picture of Moringa when we got home. Our backyard was barren back then. 

So here's what Moringa looks like...

I hear some "aha!" over there! LOL. ^__~

Here's the vlog that I made...

Overall, I think I'm going to try loving this "Miracle Veggie" as well. As a mom, I know that I have to be healthy all the time because I have a family to take care of. I also encourage YOU to incorporate Moringa on your daily diet; prevention is way better than cure. 

Health is a precious wealth!!!

Love lots,
Geline <3

Saturday, May 26, 2012

11 Tag Questions

I was "tagged" by Jannah Marie Lopez (her blog here)..errrr... I read her post and I saw at the bottom she wrote "I tag YOU" so that counts, right? LOL

Rules to the Eleven Tag Questions:

1. Each person must post eleven things about themselves on their blog/ Facebook.
2. Answer the questions your tagger has sent you as well as create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. Choose 11 people to tag and link them in your post.
4. Go to their page and tell them they were tagged.
5. No tag backs!
6. You really have to tag 11 people, not just say "If you're reading this consider yourself tagged!" or something like that.

11 Things about myself: 

1.I'm a God-fearing person and a believer.
2. I'm a wifey to an amazing Korean guy;  I'm a mom to an adorable half-Korean 'lil girl. :)
3. I'm a self-confessed 2ne1 fan. hihihihihi :))))
4. I enjoy spending time surfing the net.
5. I'm a blogger and vlogger.
6. I'm a great cook for fried food. ( I know, right? hahahaha)
7. I'm an addict with self-help books. I'm in a constant battle with myself.
8. I'm such a math wizard. ( please apply the Law of Reverse Psychology. LOL)
9. I run a group for Ilongga mommies here and abroad which started in Facebook. You can find us here. We recently had a photo-liking contest in commemoration of Mother's Day and we're launching our own IMN Magazine (first local parenting magazine in the region) soon. ^^
10. I am passionate with business.
11. I am striving to be better each day and give my best to my own little family. They are the ones that keep me going with life.

You may find Jannah's 10 Tag questions here.

Her 11th Question: 
What did you realize upon knowing the meaning to your answers?
- I think most of the traits cited are true. hahahaha!

Here are my 11 Tag Questions:

1. What do you do on your free time?
2. How many children are you planning to have?
3. Are you a cool or a strict mom?
4. Do you like shopping? Why or why not?
5. If given a chance, would you like to live abroad? Why or why not?
6. If you are living abroad, what are the things that you miss about the Philippines?
7. Do you like make up? Why or why not?
8. What can we find inside your make up bag?
9. If you can have all the money in the world, what are you going to do with it?
10. If you are given a chance to choose a celebrity husband who will it be and why?
11. What do you think about me (Geline)?


- Cristal Yoo of IMN
- Winlove McLaren of The Expats
- Rose Perez of CutieHotMom
- Nicole of Mommytipsbynicole
- Katherin Bengan of Katz Critical Minds
- Andrea Magalona of IMN
- Lorena Opong of IMN
- Diana Rose Kil of IMN
- Mhae Naig
- Milanie Lee of IMN
- Jorvy Espinosa of IMN

I also tag YOU!!!!
Please let me know of your answers, too. ^__~

Love lots,
Geline <3

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sae Hee's 6th Month Doctor's Appointment (and some breastfeeding issues ^^)

I always bring Sae Hee to her PD every month, regardless if she is well or not. I just feel that I needed to be assured that she's growing bushy-tailed and on track. The thing is, I didn't vlog on the previous months but I am vowing that I will from now on (help me, God ^^)

The main concern that I had for this month was about her milk. She is taking Wyeth's S-26 Lactose Free since birth. Her first PD tried Enfalac and another brand (my brain failed me again.sorry) but she was vomiting. The hospital did some tests on her and turns out that she's lactose intolerant. When a person is lactose intolerant, he has the inability or insufficient ability to digest lactose; a sugar found in milk and other milk products. It is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme Lactase, which is produced by the cells lining in the small intestine. Chances are she will recover from it as she ages or she may not at all. I'm still taking chances. So to check, we will try out other brands of "normal" milk. Her PD now recommended Wyeth's Promil. She said it is best to introduce a milk coming from the same company when having a shift because they are somehow "connected". Since they are "connected" it would be easier for baby's tummy to welcome the new milky-buddy.

1,010 php in Mercury Drug Store

900g is just a week's consumption for my Korean princess. Ouch!!! I know right? hahaha :) The smaller one which I think is 400g, is @ 510php in Mercury Drug stores. I am going to stress that breastfeeding is still the best for babies; it's natural and economical. Nevertheless, if it's inevitable to formula-feed/wean your baby by all means, do so. It's not bad to formula-feed babies because it's better than let them undergo a hunger strike. I had to give up my "breastfeeding dream" because of some inescapable reasons. I mentioned above that my Korean princess had a series of vomiting sessions while at the hospital, her PD advised me to stop breastfeeding her because they were monitoring her milk intake. She was only allowed to take 2 cc of milk every feeding time. She stayed at the hospital for an extra week because we were waiting for the test results to come in. When she was finally out, she refused to latch on me. I was trying so hard to get back her love on my boobies but she was as persistent as a rock! She was screaming, crying and getting wild whenever I try to make her latch. I couldn't resist to see her in that situation plus the hunger that she was having. Just so much for mommy to take. Another thing was, I had a low milk supply. I forced myself to eat as much green leafy vegetables ( I'm not one of veggie's fans), seafoods (not a fan as well) and Papaya fruit (yum yum!!!). All of which are said to increase a woman's milk supply but I don't know what the heck happened to me. I even tried taking Natalac Feferol, a green capsule made from Malunggay (Moringa Oleifera), it was suggested by my cousin who swears by its effectiveness. But then again, I don't know what the heck happened to me. Oh well, we just have to accept things and move on isn't it? 

Anyhow, after Sae Hee's check up, we went to Jo's Chicken Inato House to have our lunch. They are offering unlimited rice, much to our driver's delight. *evil laugh* It's my and hubby's favorite chicken barbecue restaurant. After which,  we went to pick some things from my uncle's workplace then went home. 

Here's the video I made for this post:

I forgot to mention that her PD's RX on her is to add Ceelin Oral Drops for her daily Vitamin C supply.

See you on my next blog post!

Love lots,
Geline <3 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!

This was the photo that I took of us (Mom, me and Sae Hee) during Mother's Day...

On my personal Facebook account, I uploaded this with the message:

These are the people responsible for making me celebrate Mother's Day today and in the years to come. To my beautiful mom, thank u for the gift of life; thank u for the unending patience, understanding, support,continued guidance and unconditional love to me and Sae Hee. We have gone through many arguments, "away-bati" moments but let's admit it,mom...we can't live w/o each other. hahaha! I may not be vocal about my love for you, but rest assured you're very na, much pa, loved by your unica hija. To my equally beautiful daughter Sae Hee, you are God's divine intervention in my life. I became a better person after i had you. I would never exchange the day I met your appa and the day we had you for anything. You are the reason why I got tons of greetings today. ^^ Happy Mom's Day, motherduck!!! Love you both so much!!! :-*

You might be wondering why my daughter has been "God's divine intervention" in my life, not that I was a criminal, but I had my own share of craziness and stupid decisions growing up. Who doesn't have? When I had her I started being seriously responsible and making smart choices for me and my own, little family. Motherhood is such a blessing. You may not believe me or understand me probably because you're not a mom yet; just wait and see for yourself when it's your time to join the club! ^^

Motherhood is a bitter-sweet experience for a woman. Many may have a phobia with the thought of raising another human-being and I used to be one of those. I got pregnant unexpectedly but embraced the whole challenge and blessing. I used to think that I am not ready to become a mom but turns out that even the "most prepared women" for pregnancy and motherhood still has tons of learning, trials and errors along the way. Fair enough?

Despite the odds and sacrifices, it is indeed the most rewarding experience one can have. No matter how tired you are during the day, seeing your child and by just kissing him brings so much bliss and a stress-reliever too! No amount of scientific research can explain, only felt by a mother's heart.

Here's a personal greeting from me and Sae Hee:

I hope you had/have an awesome Mother's Day.

 Everyday should be a Mother's Day if you ask me. *wink*

Love lots,
Geline <3

EQ Dry Diaper Review

In my YouTube channel KimchiiMommy, I did a review on Sae Hee's diaper which is EQ Dry; it's a Filipino-made product. She is now a Medium size (6-11 kgs.).

EQ Dry Medium size- 36 pcs; 245 php at SM malls
  • It has a breathable cover therefore it is suitable even for sensitive-skinned babies.
  • It has no leakage.
  • It's affordable.
  • None
I tried Pampers and Huggies on Sae Hee but she kept having a diaper rash. In my opinion, there's really no standard "best diaper" because it depends on the performance and if baby is "at-home" with the diaper. The trick is to try it out yourself. For starters, you may ask your family or friends for preferences and just buy the smallest size; test it out with your baby and if it comes out fine then it's high-time to buy the biggest size if you may. But if it doesn't, then at least you wouldn't have much of regret buying it and you can easily ditch it because you will only have to finish a few pieces. 

Was this helpful? What diaper does your baby use? ^^

Love lots,
Geline <3

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Hallo, lovelies!

Valentine's Day has passed; I've seen innumerable happy couples, singles who spent time with their family and a handful of unhappy ones for no date or failed dates! I, myself, had no date because for the obvious reason--my hubby doodle is away.

I had the whole V-Day spent with my darling 'lil princess. We spent the day playing, cuddling, feeding, poo.....OK! 'nuff said. Basically, whatever a mother and baby does everyday. xD

Despite how simple it might seem, I can still say it was one of the most fulfilling Valentine's Day I've had in my entire life. There's just this mother and child connection and bonding that even the most brilliant scientist can not fathom.

How about you? How was your V-Day 2012? 

We'll be glad to read experiences here! :p

Catch ya later!

Love lots,
Geline <3

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day? I like it Valentine's DayS better :)

Hello, lovelies! I made it to a point that my next post would be about Valentine's day. I want it to be a romantic post. weh????  Anyway, Valentine's day would be tomorrow ( Philippine time) and I know that a lot of couples are super excited about it. I actually had some friends who asked for my opinion on which restaurant would be nice to have a date, what would be a perfect gift for their partner, what to wear on their date so on and so forth.

I'm happy to help out and I can't stop myself from thinking about what my day would be tomorrow. My hubby/best friend/partner in crime is unfortunately not with me as I write this because he's working in Australia. I remember that last year was the first Valentine's Day date I've ever had. I had past relationships but I never got to have a date on a Feb. 14 because of...

  • Long distance relationship
  • Long distance relationship
  • Long distance relationship
  • ................................... 
I just realized that I've been a lover of LDR...nah!!! I actually hate it but I didn't have any choice. Last year's Vday was very memorable for me because of three things:

  • It was a first for me.
  • My THEN-Bf-now-hubby made an effort in making this...

Story: He told me that he has a make up class (English academy) when in fact he didn't and he just needed some time away from me to buy these stuff. We were inseparable. Then he stayed up until 3am to blow the balloons so the first thing I saw when I woke up was this. My Vday started with a bang!!! <3 

  • Third, the guy who made it all possible will be with me from now and forever...

Some of the pictures during our Vday Date:

HIM: Stop staring at her, she's mine!!!
HER: I'm his private property

How time flies!!! It seems only yesterday and now I miss my hubby more. T.T *sad face*

If you're single or your partner is away, you can still celebrate Valentine's Day. For the singles, you can celebrate it with your family. They are the first people who loves you and you loved in return. This maybe the chance that God has provided you to have some quality time with them. For those whose partner is away, make a call; remind him/her of your undying love and admiration. Having a long distance relationship is such a challenge and the success of it depends on the effort that you put into it and how willing the both of you to make it work despite the odds. 

However, I think that Valentine's Day should not just be celebrated once a year but rather 365 days. Make the most of the time that you spend with your loved ones for you will never know until when you can be together.

Nevertheless, I thank the genius people who created the "Valentine's Day" date for this is one of the instances when love overflows in our insane world. Aside from Christmas season. :)

How do you plan on spending your V-Day? ^__^

Love, love, love forever!!!

Love lots,
Geline <3

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY: Lip gloss/ Lip balm (For dry lips/ something to combat winter lip cracks)

I have been obsessing with Do-It-Yourself (DIY) stuff since I was in high school. I love how natural they are, easy to do, effective and the ingredients are usually found at the comfort of your kitchen! Since I am now blogging about anything and everything under the sun, I decided to share those DIY stuff. This will be the start of a series of DIY in my blog. yay!!!

For the pilot DIY entry on KimchiiMommy blog, here's a lip gloss/lip balm tutorial.

Lip gloss:

What you need:
  • olive oil
  • white sugar
  • small container (a bottle cap or lid will do the trick)
  • lip stick brush

What to do:

  • Mix a few drops of olive oil to white sugar. 
  • Stir until you reach the consistency that you desire.
  • Use the lip stick brush to brush it onto the lips.

Lip balm:

What you need:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. honey
  • 3/4 tsp. beeswax-grated (this will harden a bit the mixture; perfect lip balm!)
  • flavored oil i.e. vanilla or peppermint (you may choose to skip this) 
  • 1 Vitamin E capsule
  • Container of your choice.

What to do:

  • In a small saucepan, heat olive oil, honey and wax until melted.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 2-3 minutes. It shouldn't be past 3 minutes because it would be too hard for the next procedure to be done.
  • Stir in flavoring (if you have/want) and contents of Vit. E.
  • Pour onto the container of your choice.


Olive oil is one of the best blessings from God to mankind especially to women. It's one of the best beauty "secrets" ever known. It is a natural, hypoallergenic way to moisturize skin as well as a strong antioxidant; Vitamins A and E that help repair and renew skin that has been damaged due to overexposure to the sun, cigarette smoking etc. Let's not forget the yuckyyyyyyy cracking of the lips that cold weather/ winter brings too!


You may want to add color to your DIY lip gloss/balm. You may choose from the following:

Red Beet

Pomegranate (Seeds)


You will be needing the juice and mix it with the gloss/balm procedure. You may use a microwave for the red beet (40 seconds will do) and crush the other fruits. 

There you go!!! 

You may request for some DIYs and I will do my best to address to each one. Please comment below, Tweet me @KimchiiMommy (Twitter) or email

Stay tuned for more DIYs from your KimchiiMommy. ^0^

love lots,
Geline <3

A Filipino's New Year Celebration

It is said that the Philippines has the longest Christmas celebration starting from the "ber months" (September) but I also say that we have the most customs/beliefs as well as the New Year's (celebration).

See what I'm talking about...

It's more fun to be a Filipino! 

Despite how Filipinos do it, it's still  BIG brother Jesus Christ's birth which we value the most. He's God's greatest gift to mankind. He is the reason why we have all these celebrations after all. :)

What are you practicing in your household? ( for Filipinos)
What do you do in celebrating Christmas and New Year? (for foreigners)

Share it with us! Just comment below. ^__^

To God be the glory!!!

love lots,
Geline <3

Thursday, January 19, 2012

REVIEW: HBC San-San Matte Finish Liquid Foundation

Product Info:

  • 30 ml.
  • comes in three shades (01, 02 and 03)
  • 01 shade- very fair skinned; 02 shade- fair skinned; 03- morena skinned
  • I got this in its original price of 130-ish (sorry I forgot the exact amount.haha!) (approx. $3)


  • Aqua
  • Silicone oil
  • Inorganic Mineral powder
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Retinol ( Vitamin A)
  • Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E)
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C)
  • Glycerol Monostearate
  • Propyl Paraben

May contain:

  • Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491)
  • Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492)
  • Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499)
  • Titanium Oxide (CI 77891)

I am using two shades, 02 and 03. I mix them together to achieve the color closest to my skin. I put more of the 02 shade. 

02 shade

03 shade

It has this spatula to scoop out the product from the bottle.


  • It's cheap.
  • One bottle lasted for a few months.
  • Small amount can cover up my entire face.
  • It doesn't give a "heavy" feeling on the skin upon applying. 

  • I don't like its packaging 'coz it's boxy and crystal-ish. hehe
  • It has three shades available which can force you to buy two shades if you find that yours doesn't fit any of the shades. 
  • It has this coconut smell but it's tolerable actually. I just don't like it. :)
  • It's heavy (packaging) so I don't prefer carrying it around in my bag.
  • It still makes my face oily.

My Verdict:

This product is a so-so for me. I have super duper oily skin; oil still manages to see through even when I'm in an air-conditioned place. *sob* When I saw Maricarl Janah's review on her YouTube channel (on this product), I decided to try it out because she also has oily skin. Janah's raving about this foundation so it made me more eager to check it out. I'm a little bit disappointed with this because I still get oily a few hours after application. I still need to have several blottings and re-touches. I don't understand why this is happening to me; I was thinking maybe it's also due to the fact that Philippines is a tropical country and I have a super duper oily skin--- not a good combination! But my face still gets oily in an air-conditioned room...what is that??? Am I the only one suffering this unfortunate situation? T_T 
Anyway, if you have a dry skin and prefers matte finish for a foundation I'd recommend this. However, if you're oily-skinned you can still try this. It might work for you! Lastly, if you're looking for a cheap liquid foundation especially when you're just starting out with make-up, this is actually a nice grab. 

Additional note:
This is not a good foundation for pregnant women because it contains chemicals unsafe for the little angel growing inside your body. For a list of chemicals/ingredients that a pregnant woman should stay away from, refer to my previous blog post here

Have you used this product? What can you say about it? Comment below! :)

love lots,
Geline <3

Saehee at 3rd month ( It's a triple celebration!)

As I've mentioned in my previous post, today (January 19) is my baby love's third month since her grand entrance to this world.  We had the usual thing that we do; just munch on the food! My family gathered tonight in our house and they spent the time passing Saehee from one person to another. ^__^ They really adore her.hahaha!

Oh yeah, there's a twist for this month's celebration because we also celebrated my dad's birthday (January 17) and my hubby's birthday (January 9). Yey for a triple celebration of three of the most important people in my life!!! =)

My Korean princess. :)

Simple feast :)

Last but not the least.....

Omma (mommy) and baby Saehee <3

That's it for Saehee's third month, hubby's and daddy's birthday celebration rolled into one night. Stay tuned for Saehee's fourth month celebration. 

Thank you, dear Lord for always guiding and blessing our family. You're the best!!! Praise and glory to you!!!

love lots,
Geline <3

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Baby love's third month!

hello, lovelies!

Today is my baby love's third month of existence. We're throwing a little party for her (as usual) this evening. This goes on every month until she reaches one year old. I don't know if it's just me and my mom doing this, or it's really a part of the Filipino tradition. I mean, I seldom see celebrations of a baby's "month-sary" so maybe it's just us? Whatever! ahahahaha.

Here's a video of her second month parteeeeeeeeee:

This YouTube account is my older account by the way. =)

Anyway, i'll try to blog tonight after the party about Saehee's thrid month celebration. If not, i'll just do it tomorrow. 

A photo of Saehee taken yesterday at Sugar Plum's 1st birthday celebration. 

Thanks Ate Ge for the photo! Mwah~~~

Do you also celebrate like we do? Share it with us! Comment below. :p

Catch ya later!

Love lots,
Geline <3

Sugar Plum Studio turns 1!!!

I have never been a fan of photo studios and I actually just go there if I need pictures for important purposes like I.D., passport, resume (applying a job) etc. I'm horrified just being there and I usually can't sleep well prior to the schedule of the photoshoot--- I'm worried that the pictures would show a monster instead of my face.hahahha!

But becoming a mother has done many changes within me and that includes my "phobia" of photo studios. Being a mom of a half-Korean lass, I was "forced" to embrace the fact that I need to be comfortable with photo studios. Koreans have this trend now that they have their babies photographed in a studio on the 50th and 100th days since birth. Yes, me and my hubby belong to different cultural backgrounds and we intend to give our children the best of both worlds.

I was nearing my E.D.D. (expected date of delivery) when I began scouting for a studio where I would entrust my Saehee's photo shoot for her 50th day. I came across Sugar Plum studio, I browsed through their portfolio and I liked it. Most of the pictures I saw were baby's and children's. Then, the handwork of destiny happened when I met one of their staff, Ate Sheila, who never stopped convincing me to try their studio. =)

Convinced, I booked an appointment with them. Here's a short video of Saehee's photo shoot:

Another cool thing about them is that most of the staff are mothers so they know how to handle babies and children (as you've probably seen on the video). A mother understands a mother. ^0^  They have a cozy and playful studio; kids would definitely not get bored. Aside from babies and children, they also specialize in maternity photo shoots. But they can do any kind of photo shoots; single portraits, couples, friends and families . Name it!!! 

Some of Saehee's pictures taken by Sugar Plum:

All of these adorable shots for an amazingly affordable price!!! 

Great pictures + affordable price packages +  professional, T.L.C. staff = Superb!!!

What are you waiting for? Book an appointment with them now!!!

Sugar Plum Studio

Room 14, Mezzanine Floor, AJL Bldg. Gen. Luna St. Iloilo City

Landmarks: Statlab Building; Health Partners

Book an appointment, call them at 0927-5670240. 

Facebook: Sugar Plum 

Some photos of their studio:

Happy 1st Birthday and Thank you, Sugar Plum!!! 

love lots,
Geline <3

Monday, January 16, 2012

REVIEW: Belle de Jour 2012 Planner

I was a happy-go-lucky-anything-goes type of a person and I won't say that it was fine, it was chaotic!!! But I guess we grow matured as we age (???). hahaha! I'm now a mom to a 3 month-old baby and I can never be a chaotic person as I was,so I figured I should ditch the "old me" and say "hello" to a more organized "me". I have a hope that a planner would help me achieve my goal.

I have these reasons for getting a planner:

  • I seemed to be born with an amnesia.
  • I need to keep track of my activities especially pertaining to Saehee ( doctor's appointment, immunization schedules, things that she needs etc.)
  • Record the bills and other payments' deadlines.
  • Remembering birthdays, special events, meetings, get-aways etc.

 As I stroll the malls in Iloilo City, I was so unsatisfied with the planners that are for sale. Plain, boring, monotonous....sooooooooo not my type!!! Then I came across with the hype that's been on the online community regarding this "planner for the kikays". It took me a while to order though. I don't know why. ^__^

I finally got my hands on the most-raved about planner in the online community particularly in the Philippines. Taran!!!! Belle de Jour Planner!!!

Product Description:

 The Belle De Jour Power Planner is a unique, fun, and smart planner that is the first of its kind. Targeted for women ages 20 to 35, Belle De Jour combines witty and useful articles, sophisticated yet fun illustrations, a relevant and practical layout design, time-management tools and great discount coupons from various lifestyle brands, in one stylish package, making it a true Power Planner. The Belle de Jour girl exemplifies the woman for whom this French term was coined—she is the ultimate "IT Girl." Our Power Planner is about empowering women to live out the Belle de Jour or “IT Girl” lifestyle.

Verbatim: Belle de Jour (n. bel duh zhoor'): 1) French fashion lingo for I.T. Girl 2) the modern-day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life, makes a difference in her community, and does everything in great style.

Belle de Jour Power Planner is copyrighted and owned by Viviamo! Inc. “Viviamo” is Italian for “We Live.” Our mission is to craft tools that will help people live out their ultimate life. Starting with the Belle de Jour Power Planners, we envision products that empower Filipinos to try, to dare, to experience, to achieve, and to live. This has expanded to creating customized paper and planner products that influence the lifestyle of Filipinos.

Product Details:

THEME: Wanderlust
SRP: Php598.00 ( approx. $14)
COUPONS: 80 lifestyle brand & 16 online-fashion coupons
SIZE: 8.25 x 6.25”
BINDING: 2 Kinds: Double Wire Binding and Book-bind
PAPER: Bookpaper 70 

Comes with a plastic pouch for important docs like receipts.

Colorful illustrations with inspirational essays to boost up a woman's morale, self-esteem and points of view.

Free coupons from partner shops/stores ( Philippines only).

Colorful pages.

My verdict:

This is definitely the perfect planner for me! I love how colorful it is, the inspirational stuff that can be found inside and the completeness of the content. I especially adore that it has a menstrual tracker, bills tracker, cash flow tracker and special events tracker. I recommend this to every woman; this would definitely make our lives easier and more organized. 

I would like to thank the online seller from which I purchased this baby, Ms. Maria Ernani Tongga of ThePinkShoppe (they ship internationally). A very reliable and patient seller! I've been flooding her Facebook with messages with regards to my order and she gladly accommodated every single one. hehehe!

What are you waiting for????

Let's get organized on 2012!!!!

love lots,
Geline <3