Sunday, July 22, 2012

My Only Sunshine

I've been sitting in front of my laptop for a couple of hours now, thinking what to blog. And then it dawned on me that I haven't made a post yet about my daughter. And since she's on her 28th month today, I think this would be the perfect time to this. 

Everyone, meet my lovely daughter, LOUIS FAITH.
I found out about her in, let us say, the most inconvenient time possible. At that time, my then-boyfriend (now husband) and I decided to call it quits. I was in the office the first time I took the P-test, and my mind went wandering the whole afternoon thinking and worrying. I even thought the kit was broken and so I took everything back to where I bought it. But the saleslady didn't give me the answer I wanted to hear. And so I bought another one. And another. Still, 2 lines. 

Suddenly, everything else didn't matter to me anymore. I was too preoccupied in thinking about what would happen to me and to the baby. You see, my dad has been very strict on us when we were growing up. And I remembered him clearly saying when he found out one of my cousins got pregnant, "Pag sa inyo nangyari yan, papalayasin ko kayo." I was too scared and unprepared to face and tell anyone, especially my parents. Oh, and did I tell you that my then-boyfriend (now husband) was still studying at that time? So yeah, dagdag pa yun worries ko. Plus, there were still so much that I wanted to do that I know I couldn't afford to do with a baby. I felt so alone and lost.

But despite all those, I decided to keep the baby. With or without help. Never did it even cross my mind to have abortion. NEVER and I will forever be against it. Though it was not my plan to have a baby at that time, I trusted God that He has something good for me and that He would be with me throughout this journey. And so things went on smoothly afterwards. My then-boyfriend (now husband) and I got back together, our parents took the news positively, got married, quit my job to be a fulltime mom, yada yada yada. 

Today, as I look back to what I was before knowing about the pregnancy, I couldn't help but thank God for giving me my daughter. In more ways than one, she saved me. I'm not as "rebellious" as I was before. I stopped smoking and drink rarely now. I learned to respect and appreciate my parents now that I am one. I learned the value and to value money. I now put someone else's happiness before mine. I finally found out my purpose here on earth. To love and to care for this wonderful creature. To be her mom. I never knew I had so much love to give till she came.

It's amazing how this not-so-little kid teaches me soooo much about life. I learn from her more than what I've learned from my parents, teachers and other elders combined. Everyday, I discover new things to laugh at. Figured not to worry so much. Trust and have faith in God. And that life is good. REALLY GOOD. And I can't wait with what she will teach me next. My little girl, my precious gem, my Louis Faith.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Vanita' - Luxury Next to Skin

Most of the time, when us girls do our shopping, we go for looking for trendy clothing, shoes or bags. But what we actually forget to invest on is our underwear. I'm actually surprised to have some of my friends tell me that they don't buy or shop for their bras/panties. So sinong namimili for you, nanay mo? Well, actually, guilty din ako dati dito kaya sige na, wag na kayo mahiya, aminin niyo na. ;) 

And then I wondered, bakit nga ba ganun? We spend a lot of money on our outer clothes, and spend less (or none at all pag si mother bumili) for our inner wear? We do wear them everyday, right? So might as well get the quality ones. 

Dun papasok si Vanita'. The very FIRST and ONLY luxury lingerie line in the Philippines. Combining style and comfort, renowned designer Fabiola Marin created this line for the Filipinas using only but the finest European materials in superb craftsmanship. Comprised with 4 collections: Donna, Fiore, Blu and Essenziale, you are sure to find something that would suit your personality and your style. 

Now, as usual, let me share with you my top picks. 
Martina from Essenziale collection
Essenziale is the newest collection of Vanita', carrying basic pieces like strapless bras, bandeaus, and light briefs. And if you look a little closer at the photo, you'll see lace details on the brief. So chic! :)

Valeria from Blu collection
Blu is the swimwear collection of Vanita. This suit takes me back to  the 50's. Bow infront and polka dots = Vintage!!!

Simonetta body from Donna collection

This has got to be my favorite item from the bunch!! I want this in violet. It's a body suit made from very light material. Hindi yung mainit and nakakairita sa higpit ng tela. Pair it with your favorite denims (shorts or pants, bagay yan) then place a kimono top or blazer over, then you're good to go. Some other items from the collection are corsets and lingeries making Donna the most sexiest collection from Vanita.  

Eleina Camisole from Fiore collection
Now, if Donna is all sexy with all the lace details, Fiore aims for the younger market -- the teens. This camisole is perfect for sleepovers with your best girlfriends. Not too covered-up, but not too baring. 

If you want to view all the items, do check out the website or find us in facebook here. You may also follow us on twitter here for more updates. But if you have time, I suggest you go and visit the lounge so you could see and appreciate the items yourself. The lounge is located at 19th floor, Citibank Center, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City. 

Vanita' is also looking for hard-working people to join the sales team. If you want to know more, do leave a comment or text me at 0917-8063732.