The Birth of Baby JOSHUA XAVIER (A Photo Essay)

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Delivering in Makati Med was like using a desktop PC computer with floppy drives — it is functional and it get things done, but you would not rave about it and you have to be patient with its flaws.
…We were told that they would take care of finding an available room for us but I had to follow up myself in the admitting office to get a room. After getting a room, we were waiting for the staff to transfer us to our rooms but if you don’t follow up and remind them, you will be waiting forever.

Happy Diwali!

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I’m looking for Indian foodies out there who can show me the secrets of Indian cuisine in Manila (aside from the usual Swagat/ Bombay Kitchen/ Prince of Jaipur).
…It is the 40th week and we have been walking around the Mall of Asia this weekend but still Baby Joshua won’t come out. While waiting for Baby Joshua, we already signed up for StemCord where you bank the stem cells from the baby’s umbilical cord for future use ( which I will feature separately).

Baby 4 is coming to town :)

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We are happy that we will see Baby 4 soon and at the same time, a bit sad because we won’t be able to attend my big brother’s wedding in Caleruega/ Balai Taal. Also, Aidan is the ring bearer so we will miss seeing him walk in Caleruega. For those wondering what is the name of Baby 4, check out Rache’s post on Baby 4 .

Learnings from the Transit Photo Contest

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1st Place: Mayon Seaport by Gary Mart Domingo Congratulations to the Transit Photo Contests Winners Gary Mart Domingo, Arnold Jumpay, and Maylene Espera! … Since it is a popular travel destination, you need to make sure that you take a unique angle on it like Mayon and the Port, Boracay and the silver surfer.
… 2nd Place: Bora Beach by Arnold Jumpay 3rd Place: Not Your Silver Surfer by Maylene Espera Finalist: Solitude in an Island of Balesin by Jose Antonio Diaz Finalist: Kayaking in Big Lagoon by Jose Antonio Diaz

Back to Back

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As you all know I love Shanghai and if ever I move out of Manila for an expat assignment that is the only place I want to be. … I was also got invited back to back to write an article for Inquirer which was released last Sunday and another one for Yummy in the November issue. … It is sad that Lasalle lost to Ateneo back to back and this is the first time I’ve seen it happen ever since college (I think).

The Camera That Blogging Won

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Thanks to SM Hypermarket for the camera which is the prize for the runner’s up award in the recently concluded SM Hypermarket Blogging Contest….  Travel Bloggers having fun @ Cliquebooth The barbecue was tasty and everybody agrees that it was very good.

Oh Boy, Oh Boy! It is another Boy!

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For first time scan, you have to do it on a weekend and it is a first come first served basis….  5 glossy, high resolution black/ white 3D photos 2 glossy, high resolution Sepia-toned 3D photoes Medical Report, baby weights, estimated due date, heart rate, gender determination Free return visit within 14 days if baby is NOT cooperate during your session.

My Most Memorable Meals Ever

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The common denominator between all of them is that they are enjoyed with love ones or friends that you care about enjoying sumptuous meals that you will never forget.  Enjoy this list: My Most Memorable Meals Ever by our Table Guest, Anton Thanks to Franco or Joey in real life whom I met at the food photography seminar, for the chance to blog that fun post.

Food Styling: Confidential. Know the Shocking Truth About the Food Shots!

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I recently attended a Food Styling and Food Photography Class by Jo Avila and Pixie Sevilla Santos, and all the bloggers in the group were shocked to see the behind-the-scenes of food photography….  Nena arranged a private food photography and food styling class from the country’s top professionals — Jo Avila and Pixie Sevilla Santos of Yummy.