Month: September 2013

100 Wise Advice from a Teacher

I came across this list back in August and I thought of sharing it here. I totally forgot about it, but you know, it’s better late than never. These things mentioned totally make sense. Share it of you agree! Photo from http://thefacultylounge.edublogs.org/ 1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.9. Don’t dumb it down.10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.12. Never park in front of a bar.13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.15. Hold your …

On Philippine Weddings and More

A few weeks after I received Jeff and I’s engagement photos from Framed-Up Production in 2011, I emailed a certain wedding blog/website if I can send them the photos and if they can feature it. I have adored our prenup photos. I have never seen a basketball prenup ever. So I thought, maybe this will be interesting enough for them. Photos by Mot Rasay of Framed-Up Production Jeff and I are different in so many ways. But if there’s one thing that we’re so alike, it is being basketball crazy. It was just fitting to pick it as our engagement session theme. I had our uniforms made — his was the standard basketball jersey, while mine was a jersey dress with petticoat skirt. I sew lace on my socks and I made a bouquet of white flowers. I even sew a veil to a sports headband. I had another set of jersey made because I thought of the whole ‘draft’ thing, and well, I will be drafted to his team soon. We had our prenup …

Confessions of a PCOS Wife

“Wala pa ba?” “Hindi ka pa ba buntis?” “Kelan kayo magbe-baby?” These are few of the questions that I still get until now, until after I wrote about my condition. I have read somewhere that September is the National PCOS Awareness Month. Wow, I didn’t know we actually have a month for us! I feel like it’s the perfect time to write about this. PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndorme is one of the most common female endocrine problem. In layman’s term, it is hormonal imbalance. It affects a woman’s body — she gains weight, have acne breakouts, more hair in the body, and no ovulation. There are also more male hormones in the body than female hormones. It is said that 1 out of 15 women has it. I’m quite confused because I think 1/3 of all my female friends have PCOS. Has the number gone up since I don’t know when? Has stress taken it’s toll to our kind? I’m not sure if you are interested to know what our ovary looks like, but …

El Nido Part 3: Where to Eat in El Nido

I always look forward to eating whenever Jeff and I travel. Knowing that El Nido is surrounded with water, I expected to indulge myself with a lot of seafood. True enough, El Nido did not disappoint us. Here are our Top 5 favorite places to eat in town. 5. La Salangane La Salangane is along Serena Street. It has a hotel, bar, and restaurant. Jeff and I had breakfast here on our third day. I had longsilog and Jeff had tapsilog. Don’t ask me where it is. I forgot to take a photo of it because we were so hungry. I only got to take a photo of their very interesting coffee mug. We paid P460 for our breakfast. Quite pricey, I must say. The mug looks like a bowl with handle.  4. Squido’s Restaurant Before we left for Puerto Princesa on our fourth day, we made sure we visit Squido’s Restaurant for breakfast. It is located along Calle Hama corner Abdulla Street. It was the cheapest breakfast that we had in El Nido. And …

Bazaar Virgins No More!

Yesterday, Bea and I did one thing for the first time together — we joined a bazaar! We were at the Tahanan Foodfest and Bazaar in our village. Bea sold baby clothes, while I sold a lot of things — 2D bags, shoes, swimsuits, and my very own Strappits.  Hello from me and Bea! Jeff and I woke up at 5AM to prepare our stuff. By the time we got to the multipurpose hall, Jino and Bea were already there setting up their things. It rained three or four times the entire day so it was hot and cold and hot and hot and hooooot! Our very supportive husbands. Jeff on the left and Jino on the right.  Jeff had to leave around 12:30PM because Ateneo had a game against UE. He came back after the game. If you want any of our merchandise but you weren’t able to visit the bazaar, you can still visit our Facebook pages to order! Bea’s Style Squad Joy’s Takure Picks FB Page  Misis Tagle’s Online Shop