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Ang Maglipat Ay ‘Di Biro

Ang maglipat ay ‘di biro. In my lifetime, I’ve moved around 3 times. Yes, just 3 times but with each transfer, it was like a never-ending cycle of packing/unpacking, buying/placing/storing. It took us a month or more to fully adjust & complete our home, laging may nakakalimutan, o laging may kulang.

Now, it’s just a very minor move & yet it’s still taking a lot of effort to furnish a 20-something sq.m. home.

Since the 2 older kids are now going to the same school, it proves more practical to get them a halfway home where they can relax & wait for each other before coming home to mommy.


Pumayag lang ako to a halfway house because they will still come home to me. Pang hang-out lang nila, or for emergency. So at least I have some peace of mind that they have a place to stay during long breaks in between classes para hindi sila pakalat-kalat sa daan. Or a shelter from the storm should they get stranded.

It’s amazing how a teeny tiny space can cost an arm & a leg now. Para akong hihimatayin. At para akong hindi makahinga with the size of the room..


Hong Liit dibaNakaka-claustro!




So we took to task buying stuff to make it somewhat home sweet home for the kids. It comes with this super fugly double deck in sky blue. So pagtyagaan nalang & maybe paint it white & put a nice bedspread. Anyway, a dorm is a dorm. Ay, excuse me, ayaw nga pala ni Ate tawaging “dorm”. Condo naman daw! :P


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Kapitan Kunat took Demanding Diva mattress shopping. He didn’t allow me to buy a nice spring-coiled bed. Hindi naman daw tutulugan. Hayan, nag-testing sila ng kutson sa Uratex! :P 2 mattresses 5.6k

We went shopping for things. Little things lang for the bedroom/sala/dining/kitchen/bathroom. 5 areas rolled into 1 space. Parang napadami yata ang bili namin! :P Magkasya kaya???



4 carts full! Kulang pa as our list grows of things na nakalimutang ilista! @_@

Then came the grocery. More of junk food & some microwavable items for when their friends visit..



2 carts full! With boxes filled with groceries as well. But knowing my kids & how they are with friends, ubos agad yang supposedly until December supply ko! :P

Grabe, pumutok ang card ko! :| But at least they are 80% complete. I’m sure in the days to come madami pang: “Mommy I need”, kaya naka-valium na ako, lol.


Our car situation going home. Natabunan na ang Lovey ko. Thank you girls for helping me. Ang binata ko, deadma. Walang tulong whatsoever! :|

Our 5-hour shopping spree DURING AN SM SALE deserved a reward. Nakita nyo ba basang sisiw na ang peg ko? It’s no joke going to a mallwide sale, SM pa! Graaabe!

Café Mary Grace

G/F SM Southmall, Food Street, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Piñas (02) 919-1055


Late late lunch at Cafe Mary Grace. Pare-pareho na kaming duling sa gutom. Who knew this SM branch would look so lovely? <3



Onion Dip 170 php. Saved us form insanity while waiting for our main dishes to arrive! Perfect chip & dip combo!



My Lovey’s Chicken Inasal Breakfast 149 php.



Ate’s Couscous with Rosemary Chicken 329 php. Kanino pa nga ba, diba? :P



And my 2 plates. Well I did say duling na ako sa gutom right? :’)) And in fair, I didn’t get to eat brekky. #ExcusesExcuses Vigan Longganiza 320 php with additional orders of Beef Tapa 239 php & Bangus 111 php, hehe.



Truffle Cake Slice 130 php.



Whatever will I do without my girls?? <3

Home sweet halfway home..


It takes a village to make their place liveable and somehow a home-sweet-home #SuportahanTaKa


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It took us 7 HOURS to complete fixing up such a teeny tiny room, grabe! From installing to maneuvering stuff around, unpacking, washing dishes, cleaning up. What more if it were bigger? @_@ So thankful for all these people (and 1 hidden because we just can’t fit haha) for all the help they have given me!

Enjoy your halfway home kids! <3 It may not be much, but it’s given to you with a whole lotta love!

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What I wouldn’t do for you guys. We love you Ate (aka #BangsGarcia! -Get well soon!) & Kuya Super thank you my sweet Lovey for helping me always! #AlipingSaguiguilid #ForeverPA #BestGirl

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  • Reply Erika

    Finally! Namiss ko post mo hehe. Eto na pala ang story ng paglilipat. Pero mas natakam ako sa cafe mary grace hahaha super fave ko don kaya don kami nag prenup shoot eh. Back to the topic akala ko pinayagan mo na sila mag dorm, for breaks lang pala hehe!

    September 7, 2015 at 9:10 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Mahigpit ang nanay. For short-term stay only haha.

      September 7, 2015 at 10:06 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    This tells me I’m not alone =)) I moved some stuff from the house to a condo in Makati and I feel like basang sisiw ako @.@… akala ko madali maglipat hindi pala =)

    Glad your kids have a second home near USTe :)

    September 7, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      oo nga no matter the size. Hindi biro ang maglipat. :)

      September 7, 2015 at 10:07 am
      • Reply michconstantino

        Di rin biro ang presyo no matter what the size is.

        September 7, 2015 at 10:37 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          so true :'(

          September 7, 2015 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply Photo cache

    Very necessary especially during tagulan when they get stranded.

    September 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I know right, Maria? That was our first & foremost consideration nga. So many students who dont have halfway homes get stranded in the school itself kaya this way at least may matutulugan sila in case baha. Hay a mother’s worry is never over mapa-baby o mapa-laki na! :P

      September 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Malou

    You really look like Sharon, Jane:) what a pretty basang sisiw… i thought when I saw you post dun na live sila Jana and was saying to myself how come you agree hihi

    September 7, 2015 at 11:13 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      You know me so well Malou. ;)) Thank you for the lovely compliment naman kinilig ako syempre kahit hindi totoo hahaha! :-*

      September 7, 2015 at 2:39 pm
  • Reply Chesca

    Ms JANE the photo in the elevator, you look so young and fresh. Para kang ate ng mga kiddos mo po.

    I hate long breaks. Sometimes i would have 6 hours break and would go to nearby malls and worst I would go home from Mckinley Hill to Las Pinas eh commute lang ako haha ubos allowance agad for the entire week. I wish my parents thought of that haha kaya lang it was expensive to do. Konting sacrifice ko na lang my mom gave me the chance to study in such expensive school.

    September 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you for the nakakatabang-pusong compliment ches haha madalasan ang ang elevator shot! ;)) Oo nga super sayang sa oras ang long breaks. Jana nga was telling me “mom I don’t know how I survived 3 years without a condo” hehe.

      September 7, 2015 at 3:31 pm
  • Reply jhem mace

    Hello Ms. Jane! I’ve been reading your blog since last month and I enjoy reading it during office hours (so true hahaha!) and weekends (as long as i have internet access). I instantly became your fan :-)

    I also studied at UST (block section too :-) AB Economics). I lived in a house that was turned into a boarding house at Gelinos St. It’s very nice to know that mommies like you are so protective of their kids :-) well… who are not, di ba? others kasi are so lenient eh.

    I just noticed lang po that there is not much space in the 2nd deck of the bed…. I’m sure that unit would be cozy and beautiful in the days to come ;-)

    As a mom like you, I also have big appetite :-) and if I did not take my breakfast, I can finish that food in 5 minutes hahaha!

    Napahaba na :-)

    Always take care Ms. Jane! Enjoy the rest of the day!

    September 7, 2015 at 12:13 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Jhem! <3 Thank you so much for the paramdam. I always get giddy & excited upon "meeting" new friends. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Super appreciate! :) And yes, wala ngang space parang masyado ang space na nailagay nila for the ilalim hehe. About langit yung top deck grabe. Buti nalang they won't be sleeping there kaya hindi masyadong hassle. Pag nakaipon ako I'm get them a better one siguro. I'll see first if ano pa kailangan nila para sabay-sabay na. :)

      September 7, 2015 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Letlet

    Happy to see from FB that you have a new blog post, kaya nagmamadali ako to open it ?. Isa lang po masasabi ko, the lists will not end, it goes on and on ??.

    September 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Awwww I’m so touched naman thank you for missing me Let! :-*

      September 7, 2015 at 3:28 pm
  • Reply Kasstastrophic

    I like to think I am a master at moving house. In my 30+ years of life, I’ve moved 11 times. Does it get easier? Ithink it doesn’t but with every move there are lessons learned. The next more becomes more streamlined.

    I recently bought myself a 20-something sqm place. Parang retreat/sanctuary ko. I’m looking forward to furnishing it… Pero malabo na matapos in 1 day because I don’t have 7people to help me, hahaha!

    Jana and Jonah, enjoy your halfway place. Believe me when I say that this first taste of a real home away from home is the beginning of your first lessons in adult independence. Don’t forget to keep Mommy Jane up to date re: your whereabouts. Mamimiss nyo yung pangungulit nya pag nagkaron na kayo ng sariling buhay. #hugot hahahaha!

    Mommy Jane, looking forward to your Bacolod posts!!!

    September 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Gusto mo bang hiramin yung 7 dwarfs to help you also Kassie? Hahaha. Uuuyyy congrats sa new sanctuary! :-*

      September 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm
  • Reply Noel Q.

    Woooohoooo!!! A new post! Tigang na tigang na ako sa mga kwento mo, Jane! hahaha…

    Ang saya naman ng mga kids mo, may halfway house na sila. Unti-unti na yan, bago magtagal diyan nan din sila matutulog, mas lalo na pag nag-med na si Ate, hehehe…

    September 7, 2015 at 6:10 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay naku Niel ang daming kaganapan sa buhay ko. Dami ako ikukwento sayo paguwi mo!! :-*

      September 7, 2015 at 6:14 pm
      • Reply candy

        Kami wala kwento, Mommy Jane? #jealous

        September 8, 2015 at 10:43 am
        • Reply sugargospice

          Come & visit me Candy kwentuhan din tayo haha. Si Niel lang kasi ang masipag mag-visit sa akin eh! :P

          September 8, 2015 at 12:12 pm
          • KassTastrophic

            Nahiya naman ako sa 7 dwarves mo, Mommy Jane… pero kwentuhan/kainan – sama ako! I miss the South! Boohoohoo!

            September 9, 2015 at 3:37 pm
          • sugargospice

            Tara! :-*

            September 9, 2015 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Leng

    OMG! This is it, Momma J! Talagang may halfway home na…

    But wait.. sana you told Kap ikaw yung matutulog sa mattresses when you’re making them bantay! Haha!

    September 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Oh yes Leng dear this is it & I couldn’t be any happier. :) Thank you for rejoicing with me mwah mwah!

      September 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply med

    so alta tambayan ng mga bagets! sure ka halfway home? complete kasi ang kitchen, living, dining at kubetah showcase eh!!!

    consider it as an investment na lang, by the time they graduate, double na price ng condo mo.

    by the way, you look fresh! share your secret, please.

    September 8, 2015 at 9:14 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I look basang sisiw meding my love haha takbo dito takbo dun ang peg ko lately exercise ko na dapat for the year! :P

      September 8, 2015 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Just got better from contracting the flu and the first thing I did was to read your posts that I have missed reading…

    I’m happy for Ate and Jonah that they have a halfway home away from home. Very much needed specially if one is studying in USTe. Oh, I very much know how hard it can be specially during typhoons and nagbabaha ang paligid ng USTe… A lot of students get stranded talaga. Ako nga po dati nagbo board na sa Dapitan, hirap pa mag wade sa baha. Hehehe.

    Anyway, mahirap po talaga maglipat noh? But I nga po may mga nakatulong kayo. Kung wala, naku baka 1 week na hindi pa tapos ang pag aayos.

    You still look gorgeous though, Ms. Jane kahit you’re saying na mukha ka ng basang sisiw. :)

    September 8, 2015 at 9:57 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I hope you’ll get better soon Kei. Ako din kahol ng kahol parang aso. Non-stop ubo & hika paano ang pangit ng panahon. Ni hindi natin pa-feel ang “ber” months hehe.

      September 8, 2015 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply cheekeegirl

    Wow! All out support ang lahat. Ms. jane the wrist watch of Ate caught my attention yung photo na nasa loob nang car kayo. I’ve been looking for a watch to buy. Care to share ano pong wrist watch suot niya? Thanks!

    September 8, 2015 at 3:25 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Donna. :) It’s an Omega limited ed olympic games watch.

      September 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm
      • Reply cheekeegirl

        Omega talga! it’s my dream watch!!!

        November 13, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Eileen

    You really are all sugar when it comes to your family, so sweet and loving mother.

    September 11, 2015 at 7:25 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you. :) I try. <3

      September 11, 2015 at 7:44 am
  • Reply michymichymoo

    Yay for a halfway house! Sa dami nga naman ng delubyo na nangyayari, it’s safer for the kids to have a house near the campus. :)

    September 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      so true! At least ngayon meron silang kwebang masisilungan haha.

      September 14, 2015 at 5:02 pm

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