Thank you AZTA. I felt pretty.

A few weeks before my flight back to the Philippines I realised how badly my hair needed TLC. I thought about having it done in London but a) I still haven’t found a stylist/salon good enough to visit regularly; b) the stylists I actually liked are gone (Ash Covent Garden is…

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Lessons on unnecessary stress

The past few weeks have seen my stress levels on a high which caused sleepless nights, erratic hunger pangs and a splattering of unwanted zits (that come and go as they please like London rain) across my forehead. See, I’ve planned my year-end holiday in the Philippines early this year. I’ve…

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My awesome week with Mr P

So Mr P was in town a few weeks ago. Yay! Of course I was ecstatic, can’t you tell? He arrived early in the morning, day after his birthday. We went straight to Borough Market for oysters and paella. I’ve organised a sort of surprise dinner with our London friends…

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(un)inspirational

If you ever signed this, thank you. (I’ve actually not read this yet) Years ago, my parents threw me a debut party. I really didn’t want to make a fuss, but my mother’s dreamt of organising her (then) only daughter’s 18th birthday all her life, so I agreed. I had…

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Thinking of Bacon, Ham & Sausage (this isn’t about food)

I didn’t really see myself as a mom growing up. As a kid I hated playing with baby dolls and always opted out when friends played bahay-bahayan. As a teen, I saw documentaries on women in labour and a screaming Lynnette from Ohio scarred me for life. Eventually I realised that…

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