Joey Bear Goes To Barkingham

I was so sad when I found out that Joey’s longtime grooming salon, The Dog Spa along Libis, had already closed down. They’re moving to a nearby location but it’s still currently under construction. I couldn’t just send Joey to a random groomer I’d never met before. Because of my crazy schedule the past few weeks, Joey’s bath and haircut had to wait. But you know how the saying goes… When God closes a Spa, he opens a Palace.

Okay, that’s not the exact saying but you get the point.

I got an e-mail from a new Dog Grooming place along E. Rodriguez Sr. called Barkingham — dubbed after the residence of the British Monarchy, the Buckingham Palace in the U.K.

First of all, the name got me squealing to Jim when I read the e-mail. “A pet grooming place called BARKINGHAM wants Joey to try their services!!” Hahaha it was too cute! Their logo is adorable as well.


It’s much farther than our usual Libis trip but a quick peek at their Facebook page and the photos of their place pushed me to give the place a try. Besides, I had a fitting and guesting on Timog that day so it was on the way! Perfect!

They even have this fabulous guide on how to get there:


Look at my giant higad before her haircut. Her hair was so unruly!! Mana kay mommy🙈




We’re heeere!!


The interior did not disappoint!!




Sometimes she really looks like that penguin from Madagascar #facepalm


"Oh is it time already?"
“Oh is it time already?”
*licks lips*
*licks lips*
"Hi, mama"
“Hi, mama”

This cute Maltese-Poodle (I assume) was watching Joey get a haircut


"I'm okay to get a haircut as long as I can see you, mama"
“I’m okay to get a haircut as long as I can see you, mama”
"What is this? Are we playing a game?"
“What is this? Are we playing a game?”
"Oh. No. It's a bath."
“Oh. No. It’s a bath.”
"You tricked me, mama..."
“You tricked me, mama…”

Hey, bear, don’t get mad at me!! Look at how adorable you are after your bath and cut!!!

Joey's first grooming session with #BarkinghamPH ! Thank you @saabmagalona !!! We hope to see you again soon 🐶 #JoeyBear

A photo posted by OPEN DAILY 9AM – 7PM (@barkinghamph) on

She looks like a giant puppy!!! They even gave me a loyalty card that gives me freebies once I reach my 5th and 10th visits! Definitely going back there! I took photos when we got home.

Dramatic silhouette shot~
Dramatic silhouette shot~
"I'm still mad at you..."
“I’m still mad at you…”

And I love you too, my bear. I love you too 😍

Barkingham is located at 1321 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City. You can call them at (02)4755026 / 09175504666. Full grooming starts at Php350. Click here to visit their Facebook page.


I Am Hero

Come to Trinoma later for I Am Hero, a photo exhibit for Marvel x folded&hung. They will be selling shirts from their Kawaii collection and proceeds will go to World Vision for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda victims.


I will be there later with Elmo, mom, Clara, Arkin and other celebrities who are part of the campaign such as Sam Milby, Angel Locsin, Alden Richards, and so much more!

I look a little drunk in this photo but it’s perfect because I’m wearing my kawaii Venom shirt. Parang na-poison lang ako. Haha! (waley)


Look closely you will see hindi ko nanaman natanggal yung pangtali ng buhok ko sa wrist ko. Haha! In fairness mukha naman siyang cool accessory…

I suggest you buy the shirts today for these reasons:

  • You will see MANY awesome celebrities who joined this cause (yeah I just called myself awesome haha)
  • Wag na maghintay mag December para mag Christmas shopping!
  • The shirts come in many sizes and everyone loves Marvel comics so you can buy them as gifts in bulk!
  • Shop guilt-free because you will be helping out the kids in Tacloban when you buy a shirt today!

See you in a while!!!