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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 …

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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, …

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Dear Diary

I have started bringing my journal whenever I am out once more. 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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