Admit it, you’re a Tita now

So there I was, in yet another company party, in one of BGC’s swankiest clubs nursing a glass of….iced tea. Drinking iced tea. In a club. In BGC. Like being poured with cold water, realizations slowly crept in. Yup, it can now be said, I’m officially a TITA. I really shouldn’t be surprised though, I…

Dear 15 Year Old Me

July 26, 2016 Hello to the 15 year old me, from your 31 year old self. I just saw a rather unflattering photo of you earlier, while mindlessly browsing through Facebook on this gloomy July afternoon. The mouse’s pointer hovering over the un-tag button. You, I mean, I, just had a hell of a week,…

Mommy How To – Easy No Bake Lactation Balls

Made another easy no bake milk booster! This time it’s Easy No Bake Lactation Balls! I have been exclusively breastfeeding my son for 8 months now. That is a major achievement for me as this is the longest that I was able to breastfeed any of my children.

Dear Diary

Started bringing my journal whenever I am out again. I missed the heaviness of its bulk against my bag. My journals and I always had a special bond. We go way back. It has once saved me from the long and hellish traffic while commuting. From boring professors and long class breaks. From several life…

Acacia Hotel Manila | Hotel Review

For Ate Cesca’s 7th birthday, we skipped the idea of a traditional party since it’ll involved 2 things that are major concerns for us at the moment: Budget and Time. We still wanted to do something special, so we’ve decided that aside from throwing a simple celebration for her at school, we’ll also have a family staycation at Acacia Hotel…

My Language of Love: Quality Time

  This may be a day late for Valentines but hey, it’s still the love month! Lately, I’ve been reading more non-fictions (taking a break from all those YAs) and one of my current reads is The 5 Languages of Love by Gary Chapman. The book outlines and explains the 5 ways of love expression called…

No Bake Lactation Oatmeal Bars

I had a life milestone last weekend. I made yummy no bake lactation oatmeal bars from scratch! Yey! Sounds OA but please don’t judge me, because I can’t, for the life of me, cook or bake so having been able to make these makes me want to high five myself haha. I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding Raven for…

Life Lately: The One Where I Came Back

Oh, wow. I just received notification that it has been 2 months since I last posted anything here. It has been that long?!? Believe me, I never really meant to neglect my blog — it was just that life happened and I have been extremely busy in the last quarter of 2015. Anyways, I have been…

I've Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

I almost forgot about this! Life happened to me with the arrival of Baby Number 3 and it has been chaos in the Balayan household since. It’s a beautiful kind of chaos though for we are all head over heels in love with our little Raven. We are slowly settling in our new setup at…