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Scary Saturday: Twilight Zone Moments

It was a nice day for a baby shower, inspite of Typhoon Quiel raging away in the North. My friend Kakai picked us up and we headed over to our friend Joanna’s house for Basti’s Ninang Carina’s baby shower.

Great centerpiece and cool giveaways from Swell Sweets and Human Nature.

Yummy, yummy food by Il Ponticello.

And it was wonderful catching up with my girlfriends. It was such a nice laid-back, rainy day.

Carina’s stepson Al came along to take over Daddy Vic’s place because he’s watching UAAP.

So when does Scary Saturday come in, you ask? Well, Al was texting and he said, “My friend Vicki is coming.”

Um, he was referring to this Vicki.

She walked in while I was stuffing my face with Gel’s brownies.

That’s the scary part.

I bet she was going, “Now there’s someone who can benefit from BodyTite.”

What’s not scary is she was so nice. But it really was sort of a Twilight Zone-slash-Punked-slash-Wow Mali-moment. I was looking for the hidden cameras.


All photos courtesy of Kakai Arroyo.


Contest, Contest!!!!! The Painter’s Wife Blog Giveaway Is Here!!

UPDATE: Giveaway extended to NOVEMBER 5, 2010!!

As a way to say thank you for reading my blog, I’ve teamed up with all the fabulous mommies (and mommies-at-heart) behind all the stuff I’ve been raving about in the last few months. They’ve graciously and generously contributed prizes so that I could have this:

Up for grabs:

Goodie Bag #1:

Goodie Bag #2:

Goodie Bag #3:

  • Breastfeeding Accessories Set from Mama.Baby.Love (Jingle Jungle Sterilizer Bags, Jingle Jungle Breastmilk Storage Bags, Fabulous Mom Nursing Pads)
  • One (1) Nursing Cover and Pouch Set from Nursingmom
  • Five (5) Regular Servings of Caveman & Yeti Shaved Ice

Here’s how to gain entries:


Blog about the contest on your own blogs, and link back to the blog. (Equivalent to two raffle entries) Leave a comment here to let me know about your entry!


Tweet “@elizaypon I want to win a prize from painterswife.com #painterswifeblog.” (Equivalent to one raffle entry. One Twitter account per entry only. Multiple tweeting will not be counted)


“Like” the following pages and “like” the The Painter’s Wife Contest poster in the photo albums or in their Wall Photos.

Each “like” of the contest poster in each site counts as one entry.


Add Nursingmom as your business contact in Multiply with the message, “I added you from The Painter’s Wife” in your add-as-a-contact request. (Equivalent to one entry)


Tell your friends about the contest and ask them to leave a comment on the contest blog entry page, making sure to mention YOU by name as the one who pointed the way. Your friends can then proceed to gain entries using their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Multiply or by referring their own friends! (One entry per referral)

Contest runs from October 6 to November 3, 2010. I will draw the raffle on November 5 and announce the winners by the next day.

All winners have to be from the Philippines. If you’re from the province, I’ll ship you your goodies! (Maybe someday I can have an international contest, huh?)

Let this be my simple way of saying thanks, and that I’ve enjoyed sharing my motherhood experiences with you. Hope you guys enjoy these wonderful things that have contributed to the journey!

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Last Weekend: A Picture-Happy Post

Twas a busy busy weekend for Basti last weekend, hence, a busy busy day for me. Though the weekend was chocful of mommy sales, I chose to steer clear as The Painter has promised to let me get the diaper bag I wanted and shop for a new stroller (one that Basti might like better). Though I’m quite happy wearing Basti, it would be nice to be able to put him down when I eat or go to the bathroom.

Our first stop for the weekend was Deovir and consequently, Caveman & Yeti for a taste of their mango concoction. I had it with nata de coco and it was delish.

Caveman & Yeti, you make SM North Edsa bearable

Dazzle says though, that for every order of the Strawberry Heart ice, a portion of the proceeds go to the Got Heart Foundation. I’ll order that more often from now on (it’s my favorite so far, anyway).

Then it was the Saturday playgroup at baby Thomas’ place along with the other babies from our birthing class.

Thomas had all sorts of baby gear that Basti loved, like this playgym,

and the Bumbo chair.

Now, before you guys scream, “Recall!!!!” on me, I researched on why the Bumbo was recalled in the first place. Turns out the injuries sustained by babies on the Bumbo came from parents leaving their child unattended, sometimes on top of places like tables, kitchen countertops, washing machines, etc. Now Bumbo has to put a warning sticker saying it should not be used on unsafe surfaces. HELLO. Some people just shouldn’t be parents, really. The Painter wants to get one.

We went to my mother’s house afterwards and I snuck out while Basti was sleeping to do this:

And it’s done.

We spent Sunday at Lexi’s 7th birthday.

Photo by Ditoy Aguila

Basti looks so cute, but so not having fun. Why so sungit, anak?

Basti’s Ninang Gel, the super-baker behind Swell Sweets, made the cake.

Photo by Ditoy Aguila

Ninang Gel also made my wedding cake, and Basti’s baptism cake.

And, to top it off, she’s gorgyuzzz. All my friends are so pretty.

Not with any bias, you guys should check out her website. She has this awesome flowerpot cake, and the cake she made for Judy Ann’s baby shower was breathtaking!!

So how was your weekend?