Category Archives: Mom's advice

My Yaya’s Key Performance Indicators

My baby has a yaya (nanny) who’s already been with us for a year. Now, I’ve never really been too sensitive regarding dust or dirt, which is why I’m not too upset when she doesn’t really clean our living room. … Continue reading

Posted in baby, Baby Stuff, Mom's advice, Motherhood | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Sister’s Advice to a Brother on his Wedding Day

Dear Brother, Welcome to the married club! Finally, you’ve decided to get married! And if you wonder why I’ve been less opinionated as of late, know I do so because I wanted you to make the most important decision in … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Boyfriend, Conflicts, Dad's Advice, Family, Family Drama, Favorite Posts, First Days of Marriage, Husband, Life lessons, Mom's advice, Parenthood, Personal opinion, Philippines, Ramblings, Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To save your marriage, love your MIL… even if it kills you

My staff has recently married after a short engagement. When I asked her about her marriage, she commented that she feels embarrassed when her mother-in-law (MIL) does her laundry. Her MIL is a housewife and used to do her husband’s laundry when he … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, children, Conflicts, Family Drama, Marriage, Mom's advice, Motherhood, Relationships | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My List of Baby Essentials – Here’s my list from my own experience. What’s yours?

Posted in baby, Baby Stuff, Family, Interests, Lists, Mom's advice, Motherhood, Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 10 Favorite Philippine-Based Sites For Children’s Christmas Gifts

Okay, I admit it. I’m a shopaholic. I love browsing through Zalora.com and Lazada.com, and since having a baby, I’m an active member of a handful of mommy blogs and shopping sites. Consequently, I discover various shopping sites catered to price-conscious mommies … Continue reading

Posted in entrepreneurship, Favorite Posts, Filipino Men/Women, Lists, Mom's advice, Motherhood, Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

When Old People Brag…

My father in law told us that he used to work 70-80 hours a week. With only seven days a week, that’s around 10-12 hours per day, EVERY DAY. As he wrote to us in an email: Every old timer Chinese … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Family, First Days of Marriage, Life lessons, Mom's advice, Work | Leave a comment

Am I Happy I Went Back?

A few weeks ago, I was visited by some friends from Hong Kong. It was my mentor back when I was working in a British bank, and he brought some of his high-flying friends. They were looking to invest in … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Favorite Posts, Men, Mom's advice | 4 Comments

Mom’s reply to my letter – she wants me to have FOUR lovely kids!

Dear Bonita, Mom is happy for you because if Trader thinks that way, he is a responsible man. Trader wants 2 to 3 children. For us, we wanted you to have four kids with 2-years interval. Like now, we are … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Favorite Posts, MBA / Studies, Mom's advice, Reflections | 5 Comments

Feeling pressured after meeting the parents

Hi Bonita, How did you survive this weekend with your in laws. Please share. Love, mom REPLY: Dear mom, The weekend went really well. Trader’s family is just very warm, loving and I left the weekend feeling very loved and … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Hong Kong Life, Mom's advice, Ramblings, Rants, Relationships | 3 Comments

To Go or NOT to GO?

Trader and I have recently been discussing travel plans and he’s tentatively invited me to his family holidays in South Africa this December 2011. Hence, not wanting to make any radical decisions, I’ve asked my mom for advice. Her wisdom … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Mom's advice | 2 Comments

So why am I doing my MBA full-time again?

I’ve just finished watching An Education starring the upcomer, Academy-nominated young actress Carey Mulligan, and the suave charming Peter Sarsgaard. It was such a pleasure to watch, and really hits the bulls eye on the type of education we’d like … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Favorite Posts, Hong Kong Life, Life lessons, Lists, MBA / Studies, Mom's advice, Movie reviews | 5 Comments

Pushback – What the…?!

I’m getting pushback from Trader and my parents because I wanted to quit my job and join the full-time MBA program at HKUST in case I get accepted. “I just want to make it clear so you’re going in with … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, MBA / Studies, Mom's advice | Leave a comment

Meet the Fockers – We’re all Focked, aren’t we?

Trader and I will meet the parents this weekend. Boy, is this going to be so much fun! 😀 His mother has grudgingly accepted the invitation though Trader has yet to come back to me on the deets. While my … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Men, Mom's advice, Relationships | 2 Comments

In Defense of Desperate Housewives

Traderr and I had a fight the day before yesterday because I was too stressed out when he shared his wish for me to be a home-maker once we get married. Not that I’m discounting the hard work being a … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Favorite Posts, Life lessons, Mom's advice, Reflections, Relationships | 2 Comments

“I dreamed a dream…”

As many of you know, I’ve always wanted an MBA. Ever since. It’s been my dream ever since I was in college, but I figured that I had to work 2 years or so to be eligible for the program. … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Favorite Posts, Friendship, Hong Kong Life, Life lessons, Mom's advice, Personal opinion, Reflections, Relationships, Work | 2 Comments

Happy Birthday…

To me… Happy birthday to me… Happy birthday, happy birthday… Happy birthday to me. Trader called to warmly greet me a happy birthday. A great start to my day. My parents are over for the week, and my dad picks … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Family, Food, Mom's advice | 2 Comments

Mom’s Advice: Do I need to work on MBA to increase my financial independence?

My mom can be quite conservative and traditional with her mindset and ever since I’ve told her about Trader, she has been very patient in teaching me the ways of the old-fashioned. When I told her I didn’t want kids, … Continue reading

Posted in Boyfriend, Mom's advice, Relationships | 3 Comments