Musings of a former Bratinella

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My credit card bills (que horor!) have arrived and have been paid. I just realized that due to my shopping and eating habits, I have to do some belt tightening until the 15th. Well, there’s a bit of a spillover of my July expenses that will be billed by end month. So the big question is

What can a broke girl do? Something that doesn’t involve opening her wallet…

I need more suggestions, here’s what I’ve come up with:

  1. Play golf (well, this involves opening my wallet but only to a minimum)
  2. Take pictures and attend photography classes religiously
  3. Exercise at home!!
  4. Watch everything about President Cory!
  5. Tweet, Blog, Facebook, Multiply all day (but some multiply sites pose a temptation to shop!)
  6. Beautification day at home (nails, hair and massage c/o Celebrity Nails
  7. Work and do more internet marketing campaigns
  8. Download and read e-books!!
  9. Clean my closet
  10. Go home and score some free food at home
  11. Do more of my in hindsight posts!

I need more suggestions… Please keep them coming! 🙂


I’ve always been the white girl, ask people do you know Anya and they’d probably know me as the the “maputi girl”. Blame it on my Chinese heritage my shade of whiteness (is there such a thing? just follow my lead hehe), is the yellow white, that’s often mistaken for being maputla or even worse anemic! With twisted white balances in point in shoot cameras, I often look like a modern day chinese snow white!

I’m not a fan of beaches so sunbathing is not an option, though there are a few tanning beds in Manila, I’m still skeptic about their sanitary measures and the threat of skin cancer still gives me the creeps. My options are limited in a gluta-invaded country as ours, good thing I found this in PCX Greenbelt

JergensThis variety of Jergens promises to create a healthy summer glow all year long. How? Just by using it as your daily body moisturizer. I’m in my 3rd day and I haven’t seen obvious results, however my skin feels softer and more supple. The maximum depth and intensity of the color will be reached after about one week of use, so will post my non-snow white pics (hopefully soon!). Just an added info for those of you who are willing to try out the product, it comes in 3 shades (fair, medium and dark skin, I chose the one designed for fair skin so it’s easier to work my way up the tanning ladder!) and its smell is tolerable when compared to other tanning prodcts (imagine raisins!). The damage quite cheap @400++

Bratting around

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Wishlist as of 6/21/09

- A new ride
- Digital Photography Lessons
- A custom tailored evening gown
- An everyday bag (a Goyard maybe?)
- A real comfortable pair of black peep toes
- Sticker label for my business truck
- Drapes for our room
- A Hermes dogon wallet
- Vacation with DH
- Finally learn how to play golf
- Expand my nail spa's operation to Pasay
- A timeless clutch
- A gold / silver bangle/s
- Grow my hair long