Smiling from ear to ear while posting this. My days are always extremely hectic and I couldn’t thank God enough for that. I chose to end my year by giving back. Together with my best friends, the kuris, @shoemate_ph @kakatobias @maanabas my Madame friend who has a golden heart and whom I love dearly, her staff, Ms. Shangri-La Magsajo who donated some goodies for our loot bags upon learning that I will be having a feeding, the titwas and my son, we held a simple party for the kids. Organized by the church in Makati. Yesterday, I asked my mama’s help to give several families some goods. Sobrang saya ko. My heart is so full and I’m in the brink of crying. Salamat. I thank all my friends and supporters, followers and buyers. If not for you I wouldn’t be able to share the abundance to them. My cup as I always say is always being filled so that I can share in anyway. Pasensha na I don’t really post my works but pls allow me at least once a year to thank everyone for this. Salamat po. The best year ever. Kulang pa po ang dalawang araw na ito I know and I aim to make it bigger yearly. 💖❤
I know you’ve read that on my instagram as I posted the pic earlier. Nevertheless, I still want to make an entry about it.
In the duration of 12 mos, a lot has transpired. Challenges brought about by competitors, ‘friends’ who in reality never were since day one, some people who took a certain liking in picking up a fight with me, or some who just wish to put me in a bad light. There’s a lot, that some dragged not only myself but my little one as well.
I addressed each of them properly. Where they should be tackled appropriately. Brushing off the fact that some were extremely below the belt, I stood strong and as if God is telling me to just laugh at how low certain people can go, he blessed me so much more than I have asked for. More than I actually imagined. I pray, every single day not just for myself but for my heart to forgive them amidst all this.
Today, despite all the tirades, the accusations which are baseless and pointless, we made some 100 plus kids and more than 50 families(yesterday) happy. I know it’s not too much, but whatever I gave, I gave it with all of me. With my hard work. Every bit and piece of my journey.
So to everyone calling others to tell them not to trust me and not to buy from me, go ahead. If that floats your boat. I will, as I always have, keep quiet and let my work do the talking. No need to put others on a bad plight to stand out. Truth will always come out in the end. ❤
So for the year that will be, my wish is for them to find peace and real happiness so as not to resort to those kind of things anymore.
I may not have too much but I am happy with it, striving and persevering to be better one day at a time.
Tomorrow, we will celebrate with kuris for Karl(maan’s bf) as he turns 50. Char!
So let this be my year end special. I want to close 2016 by being able to bring hope, happiness and love to those who need it, who wants it and those who are looking for it.
May we all have the best of everything for 2017.
Happy new year to my readers from around the globe. Thank you for following my journey.
Love from this side of the globe,
Two more sleeps and it’s 2017. No, this is not my year ender post just yet. This instead is about the adventures and or misadventures of one kuri as she prepares to walk down the aisle.
Kakat and Ferds got engaged early this year. During one of our yearly travels with all our family members in tow. That was January when Kat celebrated her 28th birthday. Yup we all flew to celebrate with her. Because Kuris love each other that much. HAHA!
Anyway, upon hearing the good news I told her that I will shoulder her wedding gown as my present. Of course, I only want the best for my kuris. After all, they’re my sisters, remember? Plus she does a lot for my loveluxe too. Taga ship si besh hahaha!
I gave her a budget to work on and she was utterly surprised and touched as she never stopped telling me she loves me (hahaha). She never expected that someone apart from her immediate family would do it for her, so I gave her a slight kotong (expect me to be kurimaw when talking about us three) and reminded her that we are sisters. KTNXNEXT. Anyway, one thing I love about my friends is that they don’t like to always be on the receiving end. She worked with a designer whose charge was less than what I told her. They have always been like that. They always remind me to stop giving first since they still have new ones and all (my mama too hehe).
Here’s a sneak peek of her lovely dress. Told her to be heavy on the lace and swarovski. She knows how I like things grand haha. Hello isang beses lang sya ikakasal and we all didn’t have a debut by choice so at least her wedding gown should be bonggacious.
After choosing the designer, Kakat was endlessly talking about her dream wedding shoes and since it’s Christmas I told her and Maan : “Naririndi na ako sa shoes na yan bibilhin ko na!!!” HAHAHA! so there, 5 years in the making I gifted them their first YSL tributes for Christmas! The girls were teary eyed since that was the major gift this year.
Anyway, Kakat is now feeling the stress and the wedding jitters, finally. HAHA!
Last night she messaged me, all stressed out and panicking as per usual, as if I’m hearing her shrieking with the tone of her message. The invitations were supposed to be done by the 1st week of January, given that the wedding will be on the First week of Feb. The designer, unfortunately took his vacation on a time when he was needed most. KALOKS! It was such a relief that I properly introduced her to THE JCF of JC and Co. (Our main tech guy). Believe me when I say, this guy can make things happen in a span of 24 hrs or less. That’s the reason why he is under LLGC hahaha! (gets mo na why cos I know kilig ka na to read this)
Case in point, before I put this site live I was working with a different team and since I was able to get hold of JC what with his extremely busy schedule, I asked him to work on the blog after the previous one did the initial set up. I told JESI as I fondly call him, that I want my blog running in 2 hours. YUP! I told you I’m totally a different person at work. I want things done, ASAP! As if proving me that we are on the same page, 2 hours later loveluxebags.com is ready and can be written on! Galing ni koya!
So, when that situation arose, Kat knew who to contact right away. All Jesi can do was heave a sigh of resignation and said: “Mga kuris talaga”. HAHAH! Voila! Jesi did it again. In less than 24 hours, Kakat is rushing to the printing press and after the holidays, they are ready to be distributed.
Kaloka this Kasalan ng taon! We are all so busy preparing for it but we couldn’t be any happier. Oh, and btw which reminds me I need to have my fitting done by next week. HAHAH! Yup I’m the last one who didn’t meet the designer yet. Beshie knows how my schedule is though.
Here are some photos of what keeps them busy these days.
I remember Kakat telling me how she had a hard time with paper works as it requires her presence. It was quite challenging since she also have a day job (karangal rangal ba the term?) hahahaha and her shoe mate too plus she does some shipping works for loveluxe when I have a lot of things to do and can’t go to the courier.
Amidst all the adventures and the lack thereof, I can’t wait til the big day finally arrives. I’m so happy that Kakat found someone who loves her and the kuris (la syang choice) too! hahaha!
I shall keep you posted as we go along.
Earlier this month, Yan told me about their upcoming family trip. Since then we have been searching for the perfect twinning outfit for herself and baby Z.
We checked several designs from Dolce and Gabbana and came up with this pair in the end.
The print is not overpowering, very refreshing and is nonetheless gorgeous. We knew it would be a perfect twinning outfit for the most beautiful mom and baby tandem in the universe.
Fast forward 27th of December the queen posted a photo of herself and Princess Zia wearing them! I couldn’t help but giggle and look at it over and over again. Indeed, no one does it better than this adorable pair. 😍
This photo has GORGEOUS and Happiness written all over it.
Yan, pls share more twinning photos in the near future? We just can’t get enough!
Enjoy your royal vacation!
All the love,
We waited 365 days for this day to come. Prepared the whole month for this celebration. Finally had a chance to spend a day with my family and best friend kuris with their fams.
The merriest day of all came and with a smile in my heart we celebrated it with so much love, so much joy and so much to share to everyone.
This Christmas is by far the best one I have celebrated. The joy of giving and sharing the abundance to others is one thing I will always live for. Thank God for continuously filling my cup to be able to share the blessings to others.
For me, the real essence of the season is giving. Love, time, forgiveness, peace and everything else in between.
Spreading love today and always, Merry Christmas to my dearest readers ❤.❤
All the love from this side of the globe,
Hello there! For my first celebrity feature under this category, my marsie, Angelica Panganiban allowed me to feature what her bag essentials are.
Come and discover the things our beloved Angge carries everyday.
Since she has regular tapings the beautiful beki mars carries her back pack with her to work.
Inside you will find her red gucci soho wallet where she keeps her bills cards and what nots. 😆
Her coins are placed separately in her YSL chyc cabas coin purse.
Takot si baks sa jabar so she has this perfume in tow.
Fairness mars dami pa ha hahaha! Love you naman!
This pretty Anna Sui compact mirror to check on her beautiful face all the time.
Angelica carries several pouches with her. Goes to show how organized she is. Truth be told she’s quite OC. As I observed. 🙂
This Moncler pouch holds her hand cream, cologne and wet wipes.
Pouch number two is a medicine kit.
Pouch 3 keeps her power bank, cord adaptor etc.
Her mini accessory pouch holds several pairs of earrings. Three of them happen to be mise en Dior. She also has some bracelets and a cutesy watch inside.
Her Dior so real sunnies and Saint Laurent reading glasses are always present.
So that’s what’s inside Angge’s cutie backpack. Thank you marsie for allowing me to feature this. Love you and see you soonest!
Til the next article! 🙂
Living your life from 9 to 5 and if I’m up at 10 past 3 would I already know that you’d find something…
A great chunk of my day to day life is spent in the car. Always mobile. Always on the go. During these hours I am left there sitting and working at the same time. Multi tasking is some form of complexity I have never taken any hardship on. I have embraced and mastered it, actually.
On my way home tonight, I thought to myself. What do we take ourselves for?
What am I made of? Plus some more random thoughts.
It’s funny how people pretend to be understanding and sweet in front of me, not knowing that I have my sources finding out what they say behind me, too.
At first, they question what I do. I show them a glimpse from the inside and they find another topic to gossip about.
If you talk about moving on with other people, you have to be 101 percent sure that you, yourself already did. Otherwise, it makes you look like a fool.
I write not to please anyone. The very reason I paid for a domain and a site is for the people who finds it entertaining to read about my adventures and life lessons.
There’s technically no sense in trying to fit in. What’s the point? At the end of the day, no matter how good a person you are, your detractors will always cloud on your parade anyway.
Live your life accordingly. Also, be sure to taste your words before you spit them.
Upon reaching home, I realized had I been a weakling, I wouldn’t be in any way seeing the fruits of my hard work.
As I was talking to my friend MC this morning, we were discussing about how we both stuck with each other. During the time when it was so hard to make it, when we were struggling to make it and now that we are somehow doing better than those days.
We shared how highly we respect each other for working hard and how we feel about seeing each other’s little triumphs. I am so proud of what you have achieved bruks.
Anyway, I heard that my old friend changed for the better. I am happy and relieved to know that she changed for the better. I may not be or might never be by your side anymore but know that I still think of you, in a good way-always. May you always be happy. 🙂
I wish each and everyone who treats me like a villain, a competitor or whatever they wish to treat or call me like- the best, as of always. Sincerely, hope that one day everyone would have the same mind set.
That way, I wouldn’t have to carry the burden. I can sleep comfortably and at peace. Try it, I’m sure you’ll find peace and life will be so much better after. 😉
You can smirk, raise an eyebrow, get mad, do crazy things yet in the end you’ll realize what I said completely makes sense. 😉
Okay, on to the next one 😀
Why hello there lovies! Apologies on being a bit late on updating this site. As you see, December is extremely busy. So let me make up to you by writing more than 1 entry today, okay?
First on the list are the presents I received this season. Truth be told, even a simple hand written note means a lot to me. Imagine my reaction when I got all these babies as presents.
one of my favorite scents from Yan 🙂
I am so thankful for the presents but above all, I am grateful that I am remembered. I feel loved. No matter how small my circle is, I wouldn’t trade them to a million friends who are only there during happy times. 🙂
Hello there! Do you guys remember when I told you that I have some exciting things that’s keeping me busy as of late? Well, as posted on my official IG acct. One of them is finally out.
In all honesty I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I really am on the cover of a magazine. Yes! What seemed to be a dream for ages is finally a reality.
What was supposed to be a highlight feature turned out to be a cover story. I think Sir Mario, the publisher was quite amazed how I handle things and how I can easily transform from being serious and more business-like to a very kuri, fun and bubbly person during the shoot. (Or so he says) hehehe
Anyway, the magazine will be out next week and I’ve already placed more than a thoudand copies for my clients. Yes they are so supportive and ordered a lot to show their love for me. I am over the moon and ever so thankful as always.
Anyway, aside from sharing this wonderful news to everyone, I’d also like to share what I learned along the way.
I’ve said it over and over again that my circle of friends is rather small. On my birthday dinner ( 2nd celeb) with my family and the kuris with their fam (because we’re actually one big happy family altogether) we had some serious talks over bottles of champagne.
Den my college bff (till now) and Jc the lovey of JCF and Co (my web developer) and beshies were discussing on how some of our so called friends came and went.
Den was saying that in a decade (because I’ve had them for that long now) she almost made a checklist of those people whom she knew were only temporary. Also blaming me for being too trusting and transparent. Hehee.
You see these friends I write about often are the ones who was with me during the lows the highs and throughout the whole roller coaster ride. While others only stick with me when I’m beneficial and when I’m on rock bottom because of their personal interest.
I then came to this conclusion;
They say trying times reveal who your true friends are. I beg to differ though. You get to see who the real ones are when your dreams finally become a reality. Why? Because they are the ones who are actually very excited and extremely proud to see you realize your goals and aspirations one step at a time. They cheer you on and tell you to go get that dream. Some of those whom you thought are true are actually disguised as ‘caring friends’ on your lows. Yet, as it turns out they only stick with you during these times because they’d like to make sure that you can never get back up. When you do, when you soar and achieved more than what you actually imagined, they get mad. They don’t rejoice nor like nor make a comment whenever they see you doing good.
I’ve already gotten used to this scenario. I’ve been stabbed in the back countless of times. It used to hurt. A lot. Fortunately, at this point I only feel grateful that my attitude is not like theirs. Only the people who truly knows me know that fact. I may come too strong to others, over powering at times as they say and yet those who are in my core can attest as to how soft my inside is.
On a different note though as if I am being lifted by The One up above, during the most trying times of my career, these opportunities come knocking and I realize that; when life gives you lemons, you wear a beautiful flowy dress with lemons and flowers printed on it and pose for (a) magazine/s instead. 😉
hehe Finally showing my face without tje emojis. 😅
If you’d like to know more about me and how it all began, pls grab a copy of Brand Magazine next week.
I know, I know. Been MIA for 2 days and even my mom’s bugging me to write a new entry. (Stage mom sya hehe). I had 2 celebrations for this year. 1 was my salubong with my closest friends and tonight I had dinner with my family and the kuris.
Yan Yan even surprised me with her presence when she told me she’s still in her Mcdonald’s event! I felt really loved and appreciated because she made time for me out of her extremely busy schedule. I love her to bits! She never fails to remember and she knows how to pull off a surprise perfectly!!
I will post the photos and get into detail about it tomorrow as our dinner just commenced. hehe! I had a great time and more than the material gifts, the gift of family and friendship are the most important ones I have received.
After the party, I will now work on a charity project with my friends and celebrity clients (friends as well) as my way of giving back to the less fortunate. God helped me and gave me a chance to be a vessel in helping them so I will make use of it and make sure that I do my part in fulfilling my duty as His steward.
My cup is always being filled and I’d like to share the abundance to others in every way possible.
Promise to write about all these by tomorrow! Thank you for all your messages and for allowing me to have a celebration. Ang taray! May ganon. HAHA!
Thank you. Thank you.
Love and prayers to everyone.
It’s 11:50 PM of December 11 and as promised, I will be announcing the winners for my birthjday/blog give away.
First, allow me to thank all of you for taking time to read my posts and articles. Reading your entries made my heart swell with joy. I was left teary-eyed because I never really thought my writing, my stories, my experiences and my life in its totality can affect people in a good way.
I started this blog without expectations. I didn’t put this up for the fame or what not. I did this to satisfy my hunger for writing. To have a journal of my life, the ups and downs and how I choose to always turn the odds in my favor. How I choose to make good of the circumstances that are quite unpleasant.
Again, thank you very much. Yes, please expect more articles as soon as I finish my engagements. I will continue to share my experiences and shopping journeys for your favorites.
Now, here are the winners!!!
By the way Kuris decided to add more shoemate prizes and dinner invitations since it was really really difficult to choose!!
The consolation prizes of 1 dozen shoemate shoe boxes each courtesy of my BFF Kuri Kakat also known on IG as @shoemate_ph are as follows
IT services/assistance from JC Florendo and Co. Plus 1 dozen shoemate
Gold bracelet from @jewelryempire_ph
Round trip ticket for 2 to bohol courtesy of @kilometrotravelinc
Prada bag + dinner and surprise loot
Congratulations to all the winners!!
Please get in touch with me via DM on IG so I can give you instructions on how to claim your prizes.
Please stay tuned cos I might have another one come Christmas Day!