The Look: General Luna

We got lost for nearly an hour trying to find Rose Bowl restaurant in Baguio. It was formerly situated along session road and google maps is not updated on its new location. After like 3 U turns and 6 stops to ask locals/boy scouts/policemen for directions, we finally got to have our über late lunch. And here are my outfit shots.

Top: Zara, Skirt: Terranova, Sunnies: Mango, Tote: Zara, Necklace: Forever 21

Rose Bowl restaurant is now located at General Luna St., Baguio City.

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Gap Kids Casting Call

To all my friends residing in US, Canada, Puerto Rico this post is for you. Drum roll!!!!!

Gap is hosting a web-based photo contest entitled “Casting Call, Be the smile that changes everything”.

Prizes? $1000 USD gift card from Gap and an opportunity to be featured on Gap’s marketing campaign.

And so earlier, I was zoo excited to submit this photo of Joaquin but upon reading the official rules… I realized, we are not eligible to join the contest (too bad).

Anyway to those who are interested, you have about 8 days to submit your kid’s photo. Check this link for the details. Good luck!

Photo by Jay Jallorina

Horse on 2012

Overview

Things are looking up for you this year, Horse! After all, it’s certainly more exciting to fly with the Dragon than go bunny-hopping with the Rabbit. You’ve got ten favorable months to go out and do whatever it takes to bring yourself happiness. Success? You bet — and in many different areas of your life! And since it’s a Water year, travel, education, networking and communication could all be great for you. Take some chances. Try something different. Make a commitment. Your two biggest mistakes would be to either hold back or get too carried away with the Dragon’s unbridled enthusiasm. The Dragon’s fast pace can be oh-so-appealing for your tastes — don’t be afraid to go with it, but do stay under control and know when to put on the brakes.

Career

Does it feel like the past year has been preparing you for something great? As you leap into the Dragon year, it’s time to take action. In fact, you can probably land that big promotion or start that company you’ve been dreaming of. Just be careful once you get there. Being on top feels good, sure, but you might lose sight of the work it took to get there. Don’t let the Dragon’s brashness get the best of you. Get yourself familiar with any new duties at your current job and study the terrain ahead before you charge forth. If you’re a wise and knowledgeable leader, the rest will fall into place.

Relationships

Couldn’t you use a little romance? This year could bring big changes in your love life. The Dragon loves weddings, parties and pretty much any reason to celebrate, so there’s a good chance you’ll hear wedding bells or see the dazzle of a new romance lighting up your life. If you’re typical of your sign, you might not be keen on settling down, but now is the time to work through any relationship issues by either moving forward or cutting ties for good. If you’re single, some hot and heavy affairs could punctuate the year. As long as you remember they might be short-lived, have fun!

Health

After a subdued Rabbit year, you might feel the need to overcompensate with a busy schedule. Are you busting at the seems to work, travel, socialize, plan and network? Whoa, Horse. Sure, you can get yourself jazzed up through larger-than-life Dragon energy, but don’t drive yourself into the ground. A lot will be required of you this year, so make health and fitness two of your top priorities. You may have the kind of personality that prefers fast-paced action sports, but you may want to try some mind-body activities, such as yoga or meditation, this year. It’s a Water year, so swimming or kayaking are smart choices as well. Finally, be careful about eating fast food — or not eating at all — as you burn the midnight oil.

Wealth

You’re set to do well in your career this year, but you’ll need to watch your spending. The name of the game is restraint, and while it’s not a word native to your species, it’s time you learned and lived it. In a Dragon year, it can be easy to spend beyond your means. After all, with big things happening, why not indulge a little, right? Here’s why: You could lose big! Things may not be as straightforward as they seem, so get your facts straight before jumping into investment opportunities or signing contracts. If you can practice playing things on the safe side, it’s likely you’ll come out ahead.

Source: astrology.com

I’m excited, Let’s do this water dragon!

Zara Baby

Summer End of Season Sale means that early shopping for baby clothes…Ah summer love!

Got some cool dude clothing from Zara for my bambino…Yah, it’s a boy. 🙂

L-R:  Yacht Bibs P495 (pack of 2),Yacht Onsies P745 (pack of 2), Statement Onsies P495 (pack of 2),Colored Onsies P895 (pack of 5)

Shirt: P345, Pants: P880, Socks:P245 (pack of 3)

And for the first time I didn’t get anything for myself.

Shopping for baby clothes is exciting but a bit hard. Can’t wait to try these on my little boy.


Shabby Pastels

Being stuck at home gives me a lot of time to surf the net and find new inspirations for my next projects. Thus, my addiction to this color palette.

I wanna run to the flea market, vintage shops, fabric & upholstery store, trinket shop, hardware and to my trusted furniture maker in Tagaytay.  Unfortunately, I cannot do all that with this current health condition. But let me just share with you my mood board.

…Claude Monet, Marie Antoinette, Alice in Wonderland, Classical Music, Ballet Dancers, Secret Garden, Prairie, Tea Party.

Now, I’m torn between Rachel Zoe and Rachel Ashwell.

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Photo Source: google images, shabbychic.com

6 Ways to Look and Feel 20 Years Younger

6 Ways to Look and Feel 20 Years Younger.

Science-based anti-aging strategies can help you turn back the clock by up to two decades—without surgery, reports a new book, 20 Years Younger, by fitness guru Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey’s personal trainer, and a team of experts. The coauthors are Beverly Hills dermatologist Harold Lancer, Tufts University nutritionist Diane McKay, Ph.D. and Ronald Kotler, MD, medical director of Pennsylvania Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.

The book’s rejuvenating program is based on four “pillars” designed to help readers shed stress, decrease or erase wrinkles, boost mental sharpness, and rev up energy. According to the authors, incorporating these pillars—the right nutrition, exercise, skin care and adequate sleep—in your life may slow down the effects of aging, so you look and feel younger than your true age. Here’s a look at six anti-aging lessons that I learned from the program: 

1. Select superfoods. Certain nutrient-dense foods can reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer and other chronic diseases. Among those that Greene and his team recommend are blueberries, almonds, sweet potatoes, and olive oil. They also advise covering half your plate with brightly colored fruits and vegetables, which are packed with antioxidants and micronutrients, a strategy that’s helped me shed 22 pounds since these foods are also filling. Recent studies find that berries lower the threat of developing high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease and dementia, while nuts and olive oil both help ward off heart disease, the leadingkiller of Americans.

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2. Limit yourself to 1,700 calories a day. Eating less is one of the best ways to extend life, since all too many of us dig our graves with a knife and fork: Up to half of heart disease cases, one-third of cancer cases, and up to 90 percent oftype 2 diabetes cases are linked to excess weight. Conversely, populations with a low-calorie diet have the world’s highest rates of centenarians. In Okinawa, Japan, for example, so many people live past 100 that there’s an ongoing study of their healthy habits, which include a cultural tradition called “hara hachi bu” (only eating until they feel 80 percent full). 

3. Walk uphill. According to Greene, an exercise physiologist, fitness should literally be an uphill battle, since using a flat treadmill is similar to walking downhill. You don’t get enough of a workout to rev up your metabolism the rest of the day, a key goal of a healthy workout. (The book advises at least 200 minutes of cardio per week, plus weight lifting to strengthen the core.) My trainer also recommends walking sideways on a slanted treadmill—try it and you’ll be surprised at how quickly you start to feel the burn! 

4. Use sunscreen daily. Having lost my father to melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, I commend Greene for advocating the use of sunscreen for both prevention of skin cancer and premature wrinkles brought on by baking in the sun’s rays. The program includes a three-step facial rejuvenating plan: exfoliating with a dime-sized dab of skin polish, cleansing with an upward circular motion, and using an antioxidant-rich nourisher. Oprah claims that after following this routine for a few weeks, she noticed visible improvement.

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5. Slim down by sleeping more. Up to 70 million Americans don’t get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night necessary for optimal health. Not only does that raise risk for heart attacks and diabetes, but it can also make us fat. Getting more rest is literally a dream diet, according to Dr. Kotler, because as we sleep, our bodies produce an appetite-suppressing chemical called leptin, making it easier to avoid overeating during the day.

6. Dim the lights at night. One bad habit that robs us of rest—and I admit that I’m a chronic offender—is using a computer (or watching TV) late a night, because the bright light from the screen tricks the brain into being wakeful instead of slowing down for shut-eye at bedtime. The sleep secret he advises may sound drastic: Get rid of all lights in the bedroom, except for a dim safety light. However, given the life-extending benefits of adequate sleep, it may be worth a try, much as my night owl nature resists this commonsense solution.

Follow these five key ways to lead a long, healthy life. 

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I wanted to add…

Tip Number #7: Tell the wrong age, it always works. 🙂

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