Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #27: Sun, Sand and Surf Swimwear (June 24, 2014)

[Oh my goolai, bumabagyo na at lahat hindi ko pa rin pala napo-post ito!!!  I made this draft weeks ago, but was only reminded about this tonight.  Anyway, here it is]

Up to the day before our outing, I was still scouring mall with Raviv’s swimwear.  See, his old swimwear was already too tight.

Raviv and his super sexy swimwear at Tagaytay Highlands last year

When I went to SM, Spandex swimwear for toddler boys his age (or size) was nil.  I was told that it has been a week since the swimwear were pulled out, because it was already way past summer.  I also checked out Robinson’s.  Although it carried swimwear that would fit him, I did not like the designs available.  Chaka.  Tapos mahal pa.  So thanks but no thanks.  I was really desperate, because I knew Raviv would be so disappointed if he will not be permitted to swim in Punta Fuego’s swimming pool if he won’t not be wearing the “proper swimming attire”.

Good thing I remembered that I bought him board shorts about a year ago.  At that time, his shorts were still too big for him (but they were on sale!  So I had to buy!) so I just shoved them in his cabinet, on the “still-too-big-for-Raviv” shelf.

I got the shorts, tried it on Raviv and it was just perfect!  I realized it was even better than the usual Spandex swimwear because Raviv can just wear it and when he want to get wet, we just remove his shirt and voila!—instant swimwear!

Now here’s Raviv when Team Brain Train went to Punta Fuego:





  • abaca hat: from Shopwise (less than P100 ‘yan sa Shopwise!  Saw something similar at Rustan’s, P1,000++ grabe!)
  • white shirt: Old Navy
  • board shorts: Carter’s
  • footwear:  from Novo (P60 lang!)

I forgot to tell you, pati pala sa footwear ni Raviv na-stress ako the night before.  See, I thought he would be wearing the green, military-print Gingersnaps slippers given to him by my pedia friend Sugar, or his blue dog-face rubber sandals (also from Novo—cheaper because the pair’s only P40, but it looks classier) buuuuut—both were chewed by our bull mastiffs!  Ayun, Raviv has no beach-appropriate footwear.  So the night before, I asked Yaya Gigi to buy Raviv the same blue dog-face sandal rubber sandals at Novo.  But Yaya Gigi said that design was no longer available, thus she settled on the yellow footwear.  So ayan, mejo sablay ang footwear ng bagets.

Here are more photos of Ravivo at Punta Fuego:

With his pretty Nanay (sino kayayun? Winking smile)

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Wardrobe Diary #60: Si Misis! (June 28, 2014)

Yes ladies and gentlemen, I have finally accepted the term.  I realized that after six years of being married, OK na sa akin matawag na “Misis Ladaga”.  ‘Yan ang breakthrough ko on that day.

But still, I refuse to look like the quintessential “misis“.

For our super wholesome sixth anniversary celebration, I wore something super wholesome as well (but not misis-y, I hope).  Here I was on my and Randy’s anniversary:



At para medyo sensual kunwari:


Now here’s a closer look at the outfit details:

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Wardrobe Diary #59.1: Post-Summer Swimsuit!!! (June 24, 2014)

Guuuuuuuuys!!!  I have good news!  And bad news.

Good news:  Randy allowed me to put some Club Punta Fuego pictures wearing my white swimsuit here!!!

Bad news:  Ito lang ang in-approve niya:

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Wardrobe Diary #59: Post-Summer, Before-Hitting-The-Beach Wear (June 24, 2014)

No, this is not about my white maillot.

I won’t be posting a full body picture of me and my short limbs in that swimsuit.  Bawal daw sabi ni Randy.  #AlamNyoNamanYun.  Especially because there was recent news of a minor who posted her sexy selfie photo online that was nenok-ed and used by a beer house in advertising!  While watching the news, Randy was saying, “Ayan na nga ba ang mga post nang post ng sexy pictures!”  He felt sorry for the girl, but I know he was saying it so I would realize the “dangers” of posting “provocative” photos online.  But honestly, he need not worry because I don’t intend to post a full body “in a swimsuit” photo of me.  Not because feeling ko gagamitin din ng isang cheap beerhouse, but because despite my weight loss, I’m still not contented with my body. Especially with my lower half.  Anlaki talaga ng hita ko, I swear!  Given na na gusto ni Randy ang thunder thighs ko, but when I look at my photos and see my legs, kinikilabutan talaga akoHayst.

So anyway, let’s focus on what I wore before I swam.  At least it just showed the right amount of flesh, but hid the huge amount of flesh (and fats) na nagkumpul-kumpol sa isang lugar.

Pau-pau, my colleague, kept on telling me how bongga it looks daw.

So here’s my post-summer, before-hitting-the-beach wear at Punta Fuego (see previous post):


Pre-Swimming Beachwear at Punta Fuego, Nasugbu, Batangas


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Wardrobe Diary #58: The Nanay on Father’s Day (June 15, 2014)

Father’s Day this year was “celebrated” in a way that couldn’t have been better for Randy than how we spent it: the entire Familia Ladaga with some friends went to a Philippine Canine Club, Inc. (PCCI) dog show, where Khaleesi and Khal Drogo joined.  This was quite a big deal for us because it was the first time after a long time that Randy’s dogs were gonna join a dog show again.  It used to be that Randy and I were a common sight during dog shows.

Vanguard during a dog show, with handler Mario Palicpic

But after Randy’s dobermann Vanguard got his Philippine Champion title; after we sold my winning pug, Whirlwind; and after our weekends became so hectic, we no longer joined dog shows.

But now that Randy renewed his interest in bull mastiffs and took the plunge to import two bull mastiffs from reputable bull mastiff breeders abroad, it was expected of us to be back. Smile

From past experiences, I knew that dog shows not done inside malls mean lagkit and pawis galore.  I remember the times when I would even ask our dog handler to talk to the shi-tzu and poodle handlers to give me some of their dogs’ powders (Johnson’s Baby din naman).  Moreover, Raviv was coming with us (and would ask to be carried).  Thus, I chose to wear something an ensemble that’s cool and frill-free, never mind that it may be dowdy.

Here’s the Nanay on Father’s Day at the PCCI Activity Center in Marikina City:





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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #26: The Bad Boy Look…and the Bad Nanay (Apr. 20, 2014)

A weary hello here!  I soooo missed chatting with you all, but first things first.  As I keep on saying here in my blog, summer is sooo toxic for us.  I have saved so many stories to tell; I just don’t have the time to blog about them yet.

Anyway highway and expressway, I have this story to tell you about Ravivo.  Medyo fresh pa, because it just happened yesterday.

Since this is still a wardrobe diary, here’s what Raviv was wearing when we went to church and did some grocery shopping on Easter Sunday:



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Wardrobe Diary #57: Flower Power in the Summer (Mar. 12, 2014)

Last March 12 Raviv and I attended another kids’ fashion show, this time the launch of the summer collection of my favorite carrier of fashionable and reasonably-priced kids’ apparel, SM Kids’ Fashion.

The invitation said to wear something floral, as we were to have “garden party” at Shine Bakery at SM Aura Premiere.  Honestly, I had a hard time choosing which dress to wear because I have plenty of floral dresses in my cabinet–most of them I have never even used.  You may have noticed that I have a penchant for feminine fashion.

But I finally settled on this one:



Randy actually chose this after I modeled about five dresses for him.  He said he liked this best because of the 50’s vibe it gave.  And I agree!  I love how dainty it is, and how soft and flowy the skirt of the dress is.  Indulge me in my arte poses:

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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #25: At the SM Kids’ Fashion Summer Collection Launch (Mar. 12, 2014)

On March 12, Raviv and I attended the launch of SM Kids’ Fashion Summer Collection.  But before going to the fashion show, we dropped by our newly-bought condo (yes, we got it!!!) to bring in stuff and to clean.  Yaya Gigi was with us, and she was excited about our new condo.  Like me, she also found it maaliwalas.  I will show you pictures of it later on this post.

Anyway, guests were asked to wear something floral.  That was quite a feat because Raviv was a boy.  Good thing that when I scoured his closet I found something floral and Hawaii-ish.  Take a look at my toddler boy’s outfit:

th_IMG_4896Photo taken by Luther Abcede

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  • Hawaii-ish polo: Nui Nalu (which is really from HawaiiWinking smile )
  • jeans: Zap, available at SM Kids’ Dept.
  • checkered hat: SM Kids’ Dept.
  • leather boots: Florsheim Kids, available at SM Kids’ Dept.

Anyway, while doing the collage of the last photo I was amused with Raviv’s photos.  Especially the one where he was looking down and his hand was in his pocket.  He wasn’t really posing, pero aminin natin, ang ganda ng dating ‘di ba? Winking smile  Para s’yang rakista.  Haba pa ng buhok (though clean cut na s’ya ngayon).  And I thought his outfit would make him look like Lito Atienza’s grandson.  Hehe.

Images lifted from Wikipedia and Youtube, respectively

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Wardrobe Diary #56: Thunder, Thunder, Thunder Thighs…Hoooo!!! (Feb. 25, 2014)

If you can relate to this post’s title, then you’re probably a batang 80’s.

To the young blood bekis, you may be wondering where the senior bekis got the “thunder cats” term for those who are, well, “tanders”.  Well, that’s from the ‘80s hit cartoon ThunderCats.  Aaand, favorite ko ‘yan nung bata ako.

But this blog is not about the cartoons ThunderCats.  This is about something that kinda sounds like it.

It’s about my thunder thighs.

Because for the first time, I took the plunge.  For the first time, my thighs will take center stage here in my Wardrobe Diaries.

Are you ready?  If you are, then shout/chant with me (ala-Lion-O)…



Thunder thighs, Hoooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Raviv’s Wardrobe Diary #24: Ang Mahiyaing Magtataho (Mar. 7, 2014)

This day was the last day of Raviv’s 3rd quarter at school.  And sadly, probably his last day at his current school.  Randy decided to pull out Raviv from school because last year we had a problem sending Raviv to school.  Lahat ng drivers and vehicles namin, wiped out during summer.  Moreover, Randy wanted to spend the remaining days of March bonding with Raviv because we know that come April and May, we will both be MIA.

Anyway, Raviv’s class’s topic for the past quarter was on community workers.  To cap it off, the students were required to go to school as community workers.  Normally I’d prepare for that weeks before the event, but we were already too busy preparing for the grueling summer.  Ergo two days before the program nag-panic na ako at nag-post sa Facebook ng SOS.

community worker costume

Good thing I have several creative friends.  Each idea was great, but at the end I opted for the simplest and most unconventional suggestion by my über creative friend, Maqui Endaya.

Meet Manong Raviv, ang magtataho ng Rainbow/Brent Community:


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