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Patty.

How the internet brought together a group of moms from different backgrounds is the story of my fellow co-bloggers, lovely women who I know are my friends for life. Patty was one of them.

I don’t recall the exact moment when we met or how we started talking. It was her reaction to chemotherapy and my insomnia that brought us together, long chats that lasted till 6am, talking about everything and anything. From chismis to problems, life and relationships, trivial things – there was no end to our conversation. Patty was the rare person who I would call friend at this time of my life when I already think I have enough friends.

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Oh we laughed. Our combined laughter was loud and sometimes embarrassing, but it was always heartfelt and warranted and we never cared. Laughing with Patty is one of my favorite things to do, and we did it often.

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She loved Basti and Basti loved her. She and her daughter Anissa often talked about Basti and his art of dedma. Her girls, Anissa and Sabine are two of the most wonderful young ladies you will ever meet and she talked about them so often that I am protective of them. Patty knew that. Patty loved all our children.

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The Kilay Moms and the Kilay Kids.

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When I separated from my husband, Patty held my hand through it. She kept me strong and kept me focused. It amazed me how someone who’s fighting her own battle had enough strength to share with me during my own trials. But that was Patty. She was a rock – honest and strong, thoughtful, sweet. She loved life and she loved well, and it hurts my entire core to know that she’s gone.

Oh Patty. I wish to God we had more time together. You are finally at peace, but it will be a while for us you left behind. I love you, I miss you and your Non Stop Babble will always be in my head and heart.

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Till we meet again.

Makeup Artist, Me

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you might remember that I took a professional makeup course a while back. Since then, I’ve been steadily trying to find my place in the world of makeup artistry, and I’d like to share my journey with you guys so far. I spent some time backstage […]

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Pole Dance Fitness is Ouch (and Love)

Whatever your notions of Pole Dance Fitness are (it’s sexy, it’s daring, I could never do that, etcetera, etcetera), throw it out the window. RIGHT NOW. I’ve long wanted to try pole fitness. It looked like a hell lot of fun, but I had all sorts of excuses that kept me from trying it. Basti […]

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One Day of Magic with K-Palette

Receiving an invitation from K-Palette Philippines is always something that gets me all excited. Aside from the wonderful events that Beautybox Corp. always holds, we always get first dibs on the new stuff that K-Palette has to offer. I’m a huge fan of K-Palette, something I’ve written about before. So on a rainy holiday afternoon, I went […]

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Shakin’ My Groove Thing at Priscilla Manila

I posted a status message a few weeks back on Facebook. It’s something Basti said: “I don’t love mama anymore. I will live with lola na. Lola is my new mama. Mama, you go to work na lang.” Awwwwwww right? Well it’s because I have been engulfed, encompassed and enamored by the stage spectacular that […]

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Ang INIT!! Time for an #AntiAmoyPawis Giveaway from Lactacyd!

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Can you guys believe this heat?????? Yesterday, Basti and I took 4 baths I think. It’s become necessary to jump in the shower to cool off if you spent some time outdoors. The people over at Lactacyd were ever so nice to send this pack of stuff for me and Basti. And I am especially […]

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Limbo

I haven’t written much lately. More of I haven’t written at all. These days I feel like I’m on a state of suspended animation. Morning comes, I wake up, make my coffee, check my email, check my pages, get ready, do what it is I have to do for the day and go home. Blah […]

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No Hope Lost: Vaccination Awareness by GSK

Before anything, I’d like to put my stand on vaccinations out there. I believe in vaccination. I believe the real benefits of vaccination outweigh the alleged risks. Basti is vaccinated completely from birth till boosters. His doctor was an emergency room pediatric doctor and her experience was key in making the decision to fully vaccinate […]

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Lunch with Cycles Sensitive {Giveaway Alert!}

Cycles has long been popular in the mommy circles as a gentle but effective detergent for our kids. It’s high up on the list of the modern cloth diaper addicts users and has a strong following and wonderful feedback from lots of moms. I myself learned about Cycles years and years ago, way before I […]

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Happy Anniversary Gingersnaps!

Last week, Basti and I attended the 20th anniversary fashion show of Gingersnaps at SM Aura. Other than presenting the spring collection of Gingersnaps (which is awesome, by the way), the fashion show was also a celebration of Gingersnaps’ 20 years in the business. From its humble beginnings in department stores, Gingersnaps is now a […]

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