Sunday, June 27, 2010


Fashion is so diverse it encompasses all ages. At present, the business of baby clothing line is booming as more and more mothers are extending their fashion sense to their little ones.

My favorite toy of all times would have to be "Paper dolls". I would never grow tired of playing dress up. That's why I am addicted to where I could play dress up with real models and real designer clothes. But since I've created this blog specifically to write about children and their world, I am going to explore on the latest trend for the little fashionistas.

Check out these eye-catching shoes which I saw at Rustan's. I couldn't believe they're actually for babies. They are absolutely adorable (I wanna wear them!) but I just can't imagine babies wearing heels.

Hilarious? I think so too!...but in a fashionable way.

How about toddlers wearing shiny shimmering leggings?

So cute I agree but I wonder if it's comfy for them?

But this ensemble I have to say, I am crazy about! I can see my baby (if I have one) sporting this juicy outfit.

Of course, let us not forget about the little men too. Uber cute baby lacoste sneakers! Why not?

And I am so loving this tie design!

But my favorite little fashionista would have to be ...SURI CRUISE! She is always so put together and her wardrobe--->to die for!

I guess it wouldn't hurt if kids would be exposed to fashion early on. I am all for developing good taste and appreciating beauty in all its' grandeur.

Monday, June 7, 2010


 "If you can't feed a hundred people, then just feed one." - Mother Teresa

"We cannot do great things on this Earth, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Saturday, May 22, 2010


My niece Jersey fondly calls me "Ashti" (our pauso lingo for Aunt).

She's turning 5 in a few weeks (she has the same birthday with my hubby). When I asked her what gift she wants for her birthday, I was taken aback when she said "No gifts!" with conviction in her voice. (Duh?) And I was left more dumbfounded when she said "because I will give it to the street children" (Heart melts!).

I've been hearing about that plan from my sister, but hearing it from my niece like that struck me in an amazing way. She has no animosity at all about not receiving gifts and not having a fancy party. She is actually excited about the idea and couldn't wait for the day to finally come.Wow! She makes me so proud...even more than I already am.

More proud moments:

Her pictures were used in "The Picture Company" print ads

   She modeled twice for HIPP magazine


* (She also appeared in TV commercials for KFC and Anlene)

Advance Happy Birthday Jersey girl!

"You're my honey bunch sugarplum pumpy humpy-humpkin, you're my sweety pie
 You're my cuppycake, gumdrops, snickum-sprickums you're the apple of my eye
 And I love you so and I want you to know that I'll always be right here
 And I love to sing this song to you because you are so dear"

     Ashti Blue

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Of Parties and Babies

Parties and babies? Hmmm...i am sort of still uncertain if they go together well. But I know I love 'em both, separately. Or together (?) Oh well, why not?

I just recently attended a super kaduper grand birthday party of a baby girl who turned 1 year old at the Manila Ballroom of Makati Shangrila. When I say grand, i mean the works!

Let the pictures speak for me!

Elaborate stage design

Heartfelt audio visual presentations

A separate room where kids can stay to play games or watch cartoons in the big screen


Magic show

Lots and lots of prizes, loot bags and freebies

Ooops note: My fashion eye noticed the latest craze for the little fashionistas - "Ballerina skirts"

I am sure you have attended one or two parties like such.  As part of the benefits of my job, :D I've attended quite a handful. Mostly when I was still in Davao. They throw really extravagant kiddie parties there. As in seriously! And I've undoubtedly enjoyed all of them.

But I just feel that these parties are really more for the parents than the babies. Probably a party they never had or just an expensive expression of how proud they are of their bundle of joy. Either ways, everybody is "happy" and I guess that's not bad at all.

My neices Jersey (4 yrs. old) and Sydney (2 yrs. old) both had lavish birthday celebrations before. I sincerely felt they were too young to appreciate such parties and I'm sure they hardly remember anything! ...except when they see the pictures.

 Buffet table

 Sumptuous cake

                                            The purple princesses

Apparently, whenever they look at  the pictures from their parties, they light up. Just knowing that they wore beautiful purple gowns with matching tiaras is enough to boost their self esteem and give them a happy disposition. (Must be worth it after all!)

Then again, they also learn to appreciate beautiful things that are often costly. So I think it is always best to create a balance by teaching them how to "spend and share wisely". Even children who are well off must learn that people can not always get what they want. I know these may seem big issues for little ones but it is really best to start early.

Okay, I'll say "yes"  to parties and babies but in moderation and keeping in mind "the balance".

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Late post, I admit. But I hope the pictures make up for it. :D

They say Easter deserves the same fuss we give Christmas. So why not make "egg hunting" a fun family affair. You'd be surprised at how it could be an atypical but truly enjoyable family bonding.

More villages and malls are celebrating Easter in a grand way. Bunnies, baskets and gazillion eggs besiege the event like that of the one I attended at Ayala Alabang Country Club.

I was part of the Cambridge Alabang Team who sponsored the Arts and Crafts Session. We put our crafty hands into good use and kept the children busy making bunny masks and Easter eggs. It was really an eye candy for me to see "dads" assisting their kids in doing crafts. (Super pogi points to all the dads out there!)

Relish the following photos and hope that these inspire you to plan a thrilling EASTERRIFIC event for your family next year!


             Ready for the egg hunting!



                                            Encouraging "creativity"

Notice the cool dad giving it his best shot at crafts :D

                    A separate event at The Podium

One happy childhood memory added

(why not add one to your child?)