Christmas Giveaway by Fisher-Price

Cool breeze, familiar carols and festive lights all mean one thing: it's Christmas🎄! The holidays have always been festive in our country (and really long too which we're not complaining about to be honest). But with a toddler who loves to play (and sing and dance and...

Colorful Outfits for Kids at Mothercare

My baby is now a little boy. I can’t believe I’m typing this but it’s the truth. While I do sometimes miss the teeny tiny Riley, his two year old (almost three) self has got quite the amount of surprises too. For starters, I always thought that shopping would only be...

Twiga Learns How to Say Thank You

It’s heartwarming and inspiring to see companies add a layer of purpose or mission to their products. As a mom, I feel so grateful for brands like Tiny Buds for expressing genuine concern in instilling values for the kids of today. They go beyond their products, even...

How to Turn Your Designs Into Paper Cuts and Crafts

I'm trying to recall when my curiosity for cutting ever started. I remember when I was 5, and I was using a super blunt pair of scissors to cut my bangs. My mother was really upset to find out what I did. Hahahahahaha. I still think it's funny to this day. I tried...

Free Downloadable: Filipino/Cebuano-English Flash Cards + Stickers

Hello Guys! I've been trying to finish this personal project since summer. I noticed that ever since Riley started learning, I became more concerned about things like our education system: how kids learn things and the like.  On some days, I find myself giving...

Cooking with Kids Easy Hotcake Recipe

If there’s one thing that Riley has been fascinated about since he was a baby, it’s food. At just a few months old, he’d wake up to the smell of sautéed garlic in the kitchen. He loves to watch people cooking, be it his dad at home, the chefs stretching noodles in...

Cath Kidston Alice in Wonderland Workshop

The concept of Wonderland has fascinated us for a while now. We remember scanning tha pages of Vogue some years back, admiring the Alice in Wonderland-inspired editiorial they did with Annie Leibovitz and Natalia Vodianova. So when Cath Kidston asked us to conduct an...

How to Make Ombre Hotcakes

It's no secret that we love color and food so it's been a long dream of ours to put the two together. We didn't realize that our little wish would come true soon when we met Elle Jay Orbase (aka Pancake Warrior on Youtube) and the Maya Hotcake Team! They shared with...

10 Things I Miss About Sagada

I can't believe I tried putting off this blog post out of guilt for so long! I just felt like straight off from vacation, I can't just sit down & relish my vacation. I need to get back to work. However, these thoughts still linger in my mind. I mean, 4 months...

The Googly Gooeys Digitizing Workshop

Hello Guys! We've been getting a lot of requests to bring the Digitizing Workshop back.   What is the Digitizing Workshop about? The Digitizing Workshop was originally created for students who would like to create digital files out of their hand drawn and...
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10 Things I Miss About Sagada

10 Things I Miss About Sagada

I can't believe I tried putting off this blog post out of guilt for so long! I just felt like straight off from vacation, I can't just sit down & relish my vacation. I need to get back to work. However, these thoughts still linger in my mind. I mean, 4 months...

Twiga Learns How to Say Thank You

Twiga Learns How to Say Thank You

It’s heartwarming and inspiring to see companies add a layer of purpose or mission to their products. As a mom, I feel so grateful for brands like Tiny Buds for expressing genuine concern in instilling values for the kids of today. They go beyond their products, even...

Cooking with Kids Easy Hotcake Recipe

Cooking with Kids Easy Hotcake Recipe

If there’s one thing that Riley has been fascinated about since he was a baby, it’s food. At just a few months old, he’d wake up to the smell of sautéed garlic in the kitchen. He loves to watch people cooking, be it his dad at home, the chefs stretching noodles in...

How to Make Ombre Hotcakes

How to Make Ombre Hotcakes

It's no secret that we love color and food so it's been a long dream of ours to put the two together. We didn't realize that our little wish would come true soon when we met Elle Jay Orbase (aka Pancake Warrior on Youtube) and the Maya Hotcake Team! They shared with...

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Ayala Malls Christmas Paper Bags

Hello Guys! I've been working on this project a couple of months back and I was so happy but overwhelmed at the same time! :O  I kept asking "Really?" until I realized I should stop questioning & start working on it.  Haha. Above: One of the early design...

Being Inspired Versus Copying

This was supposed to be my post the other day but Ponggo told me that it was too frank and that I'm just begging for unsolicited reactions.  This time, it's not even about my work.  Sure, I've seen so many headless Googly comics online (i.e. comics shared and...

Free Printable: Filipino Syllables

Learning should be fun. While I know it can be challenging too, I'd like to make it as interesting and as enjoyable as possible especially for Riley. This is also the reason why our house is bursting with children's books of all sorts and everyone at home, including...

Free Downloadable: Filipino/Cebuano-English Flash Cards + Stickers

Hello Guys! I've been trying to finish this personal project since summer. I noticed that ever since Riley started learning, I became more concerned about things like our education system: how kids learn things and the like.  On some days, I find myself giving...

Watercolor and Art Workshop with H&M Kids

I recently had the chance to revisit my childhood: all those years spent tinkering with paper during siesta time, playing teacher and volunteering for bulletin boards all rolled into one as we got to create a backdrop and conduct a watercolor and crafts workshop for...

The Googly Gooeys Digitizing Workshop

Hello Guys! We've been getting a lot of requests to bring the Digitizing Workshop back.   What is the Digitizing Workshop about? The Digitizing Workshop was originally created for students who would like to create digital files out of their hand drawn and...

Design Lessons You Can Apply to Your Life

Last February 1, Ponggo & I, together with my sister attended the Graphika Manila 2014 and each time, we always come home refreshed and inspired with all the new lessons that we've learned from designers.  Graphika Manila is a yearly design convention.  As much as...

5 Stages of Anger

The other day, I was busy fixing some quirks on this website.  It felt like such a chore.  It required me to visit most of our old posts. Anyway, as usual, I'd easily get lost and distracted and I would start reading older entries.  Some would make me cringe I want to...

Something’s Brewing

Something's brewing! You'll be seeing some changes on this blog really soon!  Here's a little teaser.  If you've attended the Blogopolis last November 2013, you might have already seen a preview of the graphics without really knowing what it's for 😉 For the past year...

Instagram Animation Tutorial

Music: Two Door Cinema Club's Do You Want It All 🙂   Lately, we’ve been posting a number of stop motion / animated posts.  If you’ve missed them, click here: A Colorful Year in Review The Stop Motion Fever 100 Happy Days Your Dreams Are Valid Benefits of Doing What...

Craft Buffet and Card Making Workshop with S Maison

I remember as a kid how often I would create cards for my parents for special occasions. As I grew up, these turned into card-hunting and I would spend all night thinking about what to write. Years passed and then it turned into sending GIF's & stickers into our...

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Black Friday Shopping Tips: Shop Easy, Ship Easier this Black Friday!

Black Friday Shopping Tips: Shop Easy, Ship Easier this Black Friday!

//   You’ve seen it all! You know what happens during the holidays.  Traffic gets bad and the malls get filled up with shoppers looking for last minute gifts.  For a change, save yourself from the hassle this year by shopping early & shopping online! How about...

Reflections and Colorful Spots in Tokyo

Reflections and Colorful Spots in Tokyo

Ahhhhhhh! I've tried parking this blog post for the longest time even if I had a lot of thoughts and reflections while I was in Japan. Before giving birth, I'd honestly thought I'd never be able to bring Riley anywhere until he's a certain age. Also, in this trip, I...