All about family

Mostly emotional posts about the GJG family, parenting tips, domestic diva drive and harnessing being a homemaker and hands-on momma.

1, 2, 3, 4, She’s 5!


I can still vividly remember what it was like five years ago. The nesting phase when all I can think about is seeing her for the first time. The waiting, the anticipating and the excitement build up like I'm a soda can ready to pop. I know moms can relate to me, but for those who are still single, imagine a feeling of anticipation whenever you're about to experience something new for the first time. Your first day in your new job or first day of school. It's also similar to traveling to a ... [ Read More ]

On Being A Cool Tita


Before I became a mom, I was first a Tita (aunt) to my nieces. I admit I miss being with them everyday. We only see each other once in a while because, well, everyday life (school & work) gets in the way. Thankfully, this isn't the case for my lil' Ms. and lil' Mr. GJG. So glad that they have a cool Tita Kim to hang around with & be there for them.  Here's lil' Ms. GJG about eight months old with her favorite Tita. Lil' Ms. GJG takes after her Tita Kim. They look alike & have ... [ Read More ]

Up In Baguio For The Holidays

Baguio 2014_4

The holidays may be over, but for us it isn't until Chinese New Year comes. While browsing through hundreds of photos we have accumulated over the merriest time of the year, I couldn't help but smile as I look at the album of our quick getaway the day after Christmas. We went to Baguio for three days to enjoy the cold weather and just relax and have fun with our extended family. We left five 'o clock in the morning as Mr. GJG, the official driver wanted to be there early so not to waste a day ... [ Read More ]

Seda Nuvali Hotel Staycation


 The weekend before Christmas, the GJGs went for a quick getaway down south. We were invited by Seda Nuvali for a weekend staycation to welcome the holidays. Seda Nuvali Lifestyle Hotel opened March of 2014. It's the fourth hotel in the country bearing the name of Seda, a brand established by ALI subsidiary AyalaLang Hotels and Resort Corp. (AHRC). Seda Nuval is the first lifestyle hotel in the booming center of Laguna that offers lakeside amenities and many other green features. It's the ... [ Read More ]

Christmas Wish List 2014

Christmas List

I've lost track of what Christmas feels like prior to becoming a mom. Back when I was single, all I could ever think about during this most wonderful time of the year is the things that I want for myself. Books, shoes, bags, and all the other unnecessary but deeply wanted things. It's been five years since I can vividly remember what those Christmas times feel like. Now, it's all about the kids and how to make every 24th and 25th of December memorable and happy for them. Though I don't mind this ... [ Read More ]