Food & Dining My Kids

Of Sons & Daughters

Having 2 daughters & a son, I as a parent, am able to give my honest to goodness opinion on the HUGE difference between having a son and having a daughter.


Based on my experience alone with my husband, boys are really not malambing. Kap is not touchy-feely with his mom, and he is not expressive with his emotions either. I will never forget one time when his mom had to go to the hospital for her cataracts -we were still dating. Hindi talaga nya sinamahan overnight. Binisita lang namin tapos umuwi na kami. Yung pamangkin ang nag-overnight to see to her needs. And I can count on my fingers the number of times he kisses his mom (twice a year. Her birthdays & every Christmas), never hugged. Brief kiss lang solve na until the next birthday, lol. Both of them never say their I-Love-You’s to each other either. Sabagay he is also the same way with my daughters. Sa akin lang yata sya touchy-feely hehe.

Which brings me back to my point about sons & men. Sa girlfriend/wife lang yata may lambing ang mga lalaki. Take the case of my Babyson. Si Ate I have trained her well to message me as update lang of her whereabouts so I don’t worry. 4 years that she was in college walang paltos yan I can expect a “Hello Boppy. I’m in school na” as soon as my eyes open. To which I would always reply “Ok darling have a nice day, I love you!” Then she’d update me of her daily activities & send me photos from time to time -like if she “cooked” something in her condo. Or anything lang that catches her eye during the day may balita agad yan sa akin. Same with my baby girl.

E itong binata ko. Mag-text ako. Hi Babyson how are you? WRU? Are you there na? Did you get to eat your breakfast? Please eat when you can. And come home right away so you can nap ok, you slept so late last night. Love you.” Ang reply nya? “Ok”. Ni hindi ko alam saang parte ng tanong ko yung “OK” nya. Pero when it comes to his special someone, 100 texts a day, 5 pages long per text. Hindi mo malaman kung ano pinaguusapan nila sa haba.

My girls, they loathe seeing me leave. The moment I begin dressing up until I actually leave the door puro “take care mommy, have fun. I love you, see you later.” Hanggang hagdan ganyan until I reach the car. With matching hugs & kisses. A day never starts or ends without a hug or a kiss from my loving girls. And when we are out they would hold my hand, take my packages, buy me things & TALK to me the entire time. Malingat lang ako, “You’re always on your phone mommy. Stop instagramming mommy. So, what happened today mommy.” Si Babyson? Deadma. Cellphone.

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Me: Babyson I want to take your picture. Him: Ok (peace sign while reading the menu for his drink of choice). Me: Babyson smile naman & look here. Him: Ok (still looks over the menu -can’t decide but gives me a forced side smile. NKKLK! @_@

A couple of  weekends ago, I was scheduled to get my pangkabuhayan check mula sa katas ng aking pagsusulat hehe. So my Lovey & I decided to hook up with her Ate first & grab a quick lunch before picking it up, then buy some stuff. My Babyson who had his own ganap, had the e-pass in his car. Eh kailangan ko. Ergo we had to meet up with him somewhere in time. 30 MINUTES. It took him 30 minutes to meet up with his mom. Ewan ko saang sulok ng mundo nanggaling. Nakasimangot pa. Hay naku high blood!

So it was waaaay past lunchtime before my girls & I were able to take a bite to eat. And not once did my hungry girls complain! Narinig ko lang bumulong sa sarili si Lovey ko ng “I’m hungry”, not even saying it to me. Sa sarili lang hahaha.


My life would just be so sad & empty without these 2 in it! <3


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Our hungry bellies led us to Mona Lisa Ristorante. It’s been a while.


Mona Lisa Ristorante

2/F The Commerce Center, Commerce Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa (02) 556-0708

Saturday lunch buffet. Hooray! And for only 500 php too. Yipee!



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A salad bar..


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2 kinds of pasta dishes..


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A main entree..



2 kinds of Pizza (BBQ & Mona Lisa Special)..



And a panna cotta dessert. Not bad for 500 php eh?



My happy plate! <3



My 2 girls didn’t opt for the buffet though.. which as you can see, is MUCH wiser & more economical. Hmp!



Pero ok lang. The love & happiness they give me naman is priceless. Walang katumbas. And just look at these ever-ready smiles!



With lips always ready to pucker up & give mommy lots of wet, sloppy kisses! :-*

With all his flaws & faults, he will forever be my favorite son & I love him so so much nonetheless. I think men are really built that way & I just have to accept it. I am just SO thankful to have TWO daughters who can shower me with love & affection. Imagine if I had 3 boys. Kawawang Jane, pulutin nalang sa kanal! @_@ Sana magkaroon ako ng madaming apong babae, lol.

Anyway, it’s this guy’s 18th birthday today. Sure makes me feel O-L-D!


Happy birthday my Babyson. I love you so much & I wish you happiness. Always! <3

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR SON! Many happy returns! Sagittarius pala siya… guwapo, matalino at mabait daw ang mga sagittarians, hahahaha… (malapit na birthday ko! hahaha…)
    -Hahaha… mukhang sadyang ganyan talaga mga lalaki… kahit nga ako na *ahem* ay medyo ganyan pa din sa mga kakilala ko, bihirang magpakita ng nararamdaman (pwera sa pagkain, hehehe) at tahimik kadalasan.
    -juice colored! milyones na naman yang pangkabuhayan check mo na yan… kailan kaya ako mababasbasan ng biyaya galing diyan? hahahaha…
    -Mona Lisa! Di ba diyan mo unang dinala si Jin dati? Ang babata pa ng mga anak mo nun. =)
    -May buffet pala sila… ang mura ha! Mental note… At tama ka, mas sulit nga kung mag buffet ka kesa ala carte

    Enjoy your weekend Jane! Mwah!

    November 28, 2015 at 8:20 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Lika na kain tayo sa monalisa niel. Waldasin ang katas ng pagsusukat na halagang isang kain lang hahaha! :P

      November 28, 2015 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Erika

    Awww I love this post! Before I want a Son. pero lately gusto ko na ng Daugther! kasi masarap Bihisan at malambing! Natawa ko sa text messages ni Son sayo vs GF haha! Ohh the other day naisip koMonalisa. 3 years na ko hindi nakakakain dyan! haha! Akala ko sa SM Aura lang buffet nila Yay meron sa Alabang!

    November 28, 2015 at 9:39 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay make sure you have 10 girls hehe. Magastos pero masaya sobra. :)

      November 28, 2015 at 11:29 am
  • Reply Pat

    “Nakasimangot pa” — just like my Shoti pero he’s medyo malambing. Bunso kasi plus he texts me that he misses me like once a year since I moved out after getting married haha
    Btw, what lipstick and shade is that on your Lovey? Super nice!
    Happy birthday to your Babyson. Lalambing rin yan soon! ?

    November 28, 2015 at 11:29 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      i also love her lipstick color. Mac matte diva. Lahat ng oxblood type nya, phase hehe. Thank you Pat. I’m not holding my breath though re lalambing. Lol!

      November 28, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • Reply Letlet

    My son is so lambing but he’s only turning 8, minsan nagiisip ako hanggang kelan sya ganito kalambing. Pero sana hindi magbago until he gets old. Happy birthday to Jonah

    November 28, 2015 at 2:33 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hay naku Let. Yang babyson ko bago nagka-girlfriend NAPAKA-LAMBING sa akin. Nung nagka-GF goodbye mommy na ahuhuhu. Cycle of life. Tanggapin ng maluwag sa damdamin hehe.

      November 28, 2015 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply chris

    Laughing (guilty) while reading this…. I think its in our DNA not to show emotions. Haha!

    November 29, 2015 at 2:23 am
  • Reply med

    Thanks for sharing. Pagmalaki na si Franco I will re-read this post para hindi sumama ang loob ko. HAHAHA!

    December 1, 2015 at 11:00 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      hahahahaha buti nalang may micah ka. Thank God! ;))

      December 1, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply edelweiza

    Sa aming apat na magkakapatid naman (3 girls and 1 boy), kami ng isang sister ko hindi showy. Yung isa pang sister at yung brother ko, sila ang super malambing sa mother namin. As in nagco-compete pa sila for attention. Haha. But in general, tama ka, daughters talaga ang mas affectionate kesa sa sons. In my defense, nag-improve naman na ako, I try to spend as much quality time with my parents, especially my mom. At maglambing din ng mas madalas. :)

    P.S. Is the Saturday buffet at Mona Lisa Ristorante still ongoing?

    December 2, 2015 at 3:16 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi edel! :-* Yes, on going every sat. You will like it. I did. :) And gow! Magpakabait na dowter.

      December 2, 2015 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Kei Aclaro

    Happy Birthday to your GO-wapo son, Ms. Jane! Ganyan po ata talaga ang mga sons. Hindi talaga showy. Ganyan din po brother ko e simula mga bata kami hanggang now. Hehehe.

    Btw, I have noticed how MORE gorgeous your girls are as time goes by… Lucky you for having beautiful daughters… Sayang, if hindi po ako nagka slipped disc, the girls will love the Giorgio Armani lip sticks and lip tints plus other stuff like nail polishes na ibibigay ko sana sa inyo if natuloy ako sa ME time ko sa Bellevue. As soon as my back is okay at pwede na lumakbay, ibibigay ko pa din po sa inyo… :)

    December 12, 2015 at 12:39 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      It’s ok Kei pag magaling ka na that’s when we’ll meet up. Thank you for still thinking of us in spite of your condition. :-*

      December 12, 2015 at 4:57 pm

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