I’m so happy to tell you that FINALLY!!! Thiz eez really eez it eez it: Familia Ladaga is going on its own very first out-of-the country trip! When? Well, sooner than you think. Where? Here are some clues:
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And most exciting of all…
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Yes, to Thailand (Thai Island, as Raviv puts it), sweethearts! By the way, indulge me in a bit of lecture (sorry hindi ko matiis)…contrary to what even the most OC people when it comes to pronunciations think, the “Thai” in Thailand is pronounced like “Tai” as in Taiwan, and NOT “Thai” as in thigh the “hita”. Aaand, citizens of Thailand are “Thais” and NOT “Thailanders” (whew!!! I’ve wanted to say that everytime I hear a “Thigh-land” and a “Thailander”…which is quite often, actually!) Okies?
Anyhoo, why Thailand? Mainly because Motherhood would also be there for official business. Ergo, when Randy and I decide to get some nightlife, Ravivo could be left with Motherhood. Oh yes, Ravivo is coming with us of course! Asa pa tayo na hindi isama ni Randy ‘yun! Anyway, Ravivee is excited because we told him we will be riding elephants. Randy is also excited because he will be visiting a kennel there with champion line bull mastiffs! He’s crossing his fingers he’ll be able to buy at least one. As for me, I am excited because of…shempre, shopping! Thailand is the mecca of cheappangga shopping, I’m sure you know that!
And what better way to prepare for a shopping spree in Thailand than to shop in the Philippines first? Hahaha! I’m not talking of a major shopping spree…shopping-shopping lang ng konti. Thus a few days ago we went to SM to prepare for our Thailand trip. Here are out “loot”:
First of course, sturdy luggage
Randy and I used to travel locally with just our duffel bags, because we would always have cars with us. But Motherhood, who’s a jetsetter and a seasoned traveler (because of her work), strongly recommended that we buy sturdy luggage. And, she said, each should have four wheels for easy transport. And so we did. The red one’s for me; the blue one’s for Randy.
But aside from that, I also bought other stuff:
Chicco rubber shoes/sandals for Raviv
headbands for me
new socks for Raviv
loose power for me
carrot lotion with SPF 60 for me
Bakit kamo wala kay Randy? Well, choice n’yang wala eh. Hindi ko na ‘yun kasalanan. Hihihi!
Anyway, Randy actually objected to Raviv’s new footwear. But I rationalized that Raviv’s Go Diego Go sandals are already so old and already look worn out. Papayag ba naman siyang mukhang gusgusin ang suot ng anak n’ya? Op kors not! He asked what about Raviv’s other shoeseseses. I told him that Raviv has to have a pair of sandals that look like rubber shoes.
This way, Ravivo won’t have trouble walking around as his feet can breathe, unlike with full on rubber shoes or leather shoes. And so Randy relented.
Now what about the new headbands?
Actually, you’ll see me in headbands more these days, because my curls were renewed (I’ll blog about that later). Aaand, I surmise that my curls are too wild at the top, and so wearing a headband would help tame my hair. And oh, I get my headbands from the kids/tweens line! They’re cheaper there (compared with the women’s department) BUUUUT they’re stylish!
As for the loose powder, blame Sha. No, actually, I thank Sha. See, on our last bloggers’ get-together, Sha arrived late. Nag-taxi lang si muh–ther buuuuut, fresh na fresh! I asked what she uses on her face, and she told me it’s just Fashion 21 loose powder. So goodbye na muna sa plano kong bilhing MAC Studiofix. Mag-Fashion 21 na muna tayo! I got two, as each one only cost P100+.
The one on top is for a matte finish on the face, while the one at the bottom is to give the body a sparkly glow. The sparkly one is actually versatile: I put some sparkly powder to the matte one so my face would have a subtle sparkle (be careful not to overdo it though), and I also put sparkly powder to body lotion for that silky glow. 😉
Now what about the carrot lotion? Actually, I had no plans to buy any lotion. I’m not a lotion person—I almost abhor putting lotion on! I’ve been loyal to the non-greasy, mildly-scented Johnson’s Baby lotion for the longest time. But, my pedia friends, Dr. Maya Ibasco and Dr. Sugar Blanco recommended this lotion. I actually wasn’t really listening to them talk of this but when I heard the promodizer do her salestalk, I suddenly remembered this was the lotion they were talking about.
Here I am road testing it on my arm (no edits, no filter, same lighting)
And after a few minutes this is it:
In fairness, I give it the thumbs up in terms of whitening (at least temporary until I wash it off) and concealer. See the part on the lower right area with the hairs visible (the area by the momsterteacher.com watermark)? That’s because I did not slather the Carrot Lotion on that part 😉 As you can see, the hair strands on the part where I put the lotion are now barely visible.
As for its sunblocking powers, I don’t see it saying anything about UVA and UVB protection. So I’m not trusting it if ever I expect to be out in the sun for a long time.
Sige guys, toodles na muna! Gotta prepare our Thai Island itinerary pa!
Toodles! Love you all, mwah!
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