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A Little Help From Your Friends

Hum with me this Beatles song: I get by with a little help from my friends..

I’m really happy with how the kids are turning. Even though Kap & I try to give them things they want on top of the things they need whenever we can, they still know how to save us money when need be.

Putting 3 kids in school is no joke. Tuition alone is a killer, let’s not discount the gas, driver, e-pass load, food allowance & others. And on top of that, their text books are so expensive.

Kap & I set aside a certain amount for their books & school supplies but we were so happy to discover that the kids are using their pagka-maabilidad to save us money on books they can borrow or inherit from their generous friends.

A thick bio book is worth thousands. Wala na yatang college textbook ngayon na below 1k hay. Last Sunday, Ate asked if we can take her to see her friend who will be lending her textbooks. It would certainly save her around 5k for the 3 books alone. Kap & I are so grateful that they know the value of money & feel for their parents.


My Lovey is amused because this is actually take 10! @_@ I keep cropping off their heads haha!



Black & White. That look, lol. I can read Ate’s bubble thought here: “OMG, we’re TWINS!”


PicMonkey Collage

The 2 beauty queens. Ms. Bio & Ms. Science. <3 Em is on to med proper at FEU so she generously gave her past books to my gorj Ate. Thank you so much Em! :-*



And because Ate saved us on books, time to reward them for being such good kids.



The kids love the sushi take outs from Rustan’s Fresh. So we let them pick to their hearts’ content.



For dessert, PAPER MOON is trending so naturally the kids also wanted to try it. Paper Moon is in Glorietta 3. You won’t miss it, it’s along the hallway lang with seats at the aisle.



I’m certainly glad the line wasn’t OA crazy on a Sunday! :| The mall was super hot & crowded and I didn’t wanna stay a second more than necessary.



We were hoping to take home several flavors to try. Unfortunately, only the Original was available. Ubos na the rest.




Mille crêpe. Paper-thin handmade crepes delicately stacked to form a twenty-layer cake. zOMG! <3



Just for those 20 layers, it was worth the 30 minute wait. Hay. We got a whole cake, 2k. Ang mahal!



But it’s sooo worth it! Not too sweet, light & fluffy. Topped with caramel. Super sarap naman pala talaga. If you want to get hold of the other flavors, the Paper Moon staff suggested that we pay in advance & get our order the next day. Hello, GLORIETTA???

The other week, I heard Ate calling her school friends to ask if my babyson naman can borrow their 1st year textbooks. Bayanihan project sila, I’m such a proud mommah. Ang sarap nilang mahalin diba?

You certainly can get by with a little help from your friends.. and chocolates. Always chocolates! ;)


Ate got Em some Italian Chocolates from Bacchus Epicerie as a token for the love. Yan naman din ang gusto ko sa mga anak ko. Marunong sila. Not quid pro quo, tit for tat, but they know how to say thank you in a nice way. <3

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  • Reply Noel Q.

    Hahaha… napunta yung natipid niyo sa libro dun sa cake na binili niyo, hahaha… Ang mahal ha! Pero I still want to try that when I get back, kahit ibenta ko ang katawan ko… sa UP College of Medicine! (matabang cadaver ang peg, hahaha…)

    Seriously, ang mahal na pala ng mga textbooks ngayon. I’m so happy for you guys that Ate has friends who are so generous with their books.

    August 26, 2015 at 8:26 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      oo nga yun din ang sabi ni Kap! ;)) Dagdag/menos lang daw. Sabi ko ay it’s the thought that counts hehe. Ay Niel super sarap yang crepe na yan pramis!

      August 26, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • Reply Erika

    Hay ang babait ng anak mo. I’m inlove with them talaga.

    August 26, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thaaaaank you!! :) Yes I’m so blessed.

      August 26, 2015 at 11:55 am
  • Reply jackie uy

    You and Kap are doing a great job raising such beautiful kids Ms Jane :) Cant wait to see Ate donning a white coat. My bestfriend is also a graduate of UST-Med, she’s now an IM resident at East Ave Hosp under DOH :) It’ll be an arduous journey but it will make you super proud :)

    August 26, 2015 at 9:10 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      Thank you Jackie! Matagal-tagal na panahon pa pero tiis-tiis lang. I’m also so excited to see all 3 of them na doctors na. God willing. <3

      August 26, 2015 at 11:56 am
  • Reply michconstantino

    Ang babait ng kids mo Mommy Jane and the friends also.. as for Ate and the friend, gorgeous and brainy ones probably think alike :) *thus the black and white thing.

    Thanks for that advice on the crepes. S got me this one the other day and it was really good to the last bite. I just dread going over the pila though at Paper Moon :(

    August 26, 2015 at 1:11 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      oo nga wait-wait muna pag nag-settle down na saka ka na go para hindi na siksikan :)

      August 26, 2015 at 1:14 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    Oooohh yun pala ang paper moon.. I was at glorietta 3 last monday around 10.. Wala pang pila.. Kaya d ko napansin na may masarap na dessert dun.. Thanks for posting ! I shall paper moon next monday morning :-)

    August 26, 2015 at 5:41 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi Lucy! :) I guarantee you will LOVE it. If you’re a chocolate lover sana available yung choco mille crepe nila. Yuuum! :-*

      August 26, 2015 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply nina

    hi auntie! we tried it the same day pa! we went to the trinoma branch nung sunday rin since we had errand in QC… SARAP! mejo distracting lang kasi the paper moon store in trinoma was just an open booth in front of the cinema ticketing…. eating an expensive yummy cake in the front of the chaos of ticket buyers HAHAHA

    August 26, 2015 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply sugargospice

      Hi baby girl! <3 Yikes hindi na kaya ng powers ko ang trinoma hahaha. I'll need a passport na :P

      August 26, 2015 at 7:43 pm
  • Reply cheekeegirl

    You’re so lucky ms. Jane to have kids that love you more back. even at their age, they’re not babies anymore, they are not shy to shower you with all the love.. they are such sweet kids! I hope my kids are like that to us someday

    August 27, 2015 at 9:49 am
    • Reply sugargospice

      I agree 100% donna thank you. :)

      August 27, 2015 at 9:54 am

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