Kythe-Hearted Mommy Bing

Not every girl is lucky to have a mother-in-law she gets along with. Most mothers-in-law are dubbed “monsters-in-law” because of how they meddle and how they can’t seem to relinquish the power they have over their children, especially their sons.

I count my lucky stars that I have married into a family who not only accepts me but wholeheartedly welcomes me into their lives.

My mother-in-law is a gift. Mommy Bing counsels people in need of guidance. I believe she was put on this earth to help people from all walks of life. I’ve spoken to her in counseling sessions, as have a number of Jim’s friends who needed somebody to talk to during difficult times. She does not judge. Instead, she listens. According to Jim, mommy Bing has never smoked a cigarette, never gotten drunk, and never cursed in her life. It’s not unbelievable at all. She’s a gentle soul who somehow has so much power to push people towards greatness. This is what she’s done for her own children, and this is what she does for the children of the Kythe Foundation.

Papa Gerry, my father-in-law, and mommy Bing have been active members of Kythe for years. Just last weekend, we celebrated mommy Bing’s 60th birthday in Quirino Memorial Medical Center where children from 5 different hospitals came over to join the fun.

Setting up
Setting up before the party started
Linya-Linya provided shirts for the occasion
Linya-Linya provided shirts for the occasion
Checking out the face/body painting booth
Checking out the face/body painting booth



She wanted Elsa on her arm
She wanted Elsa on her arm
Nunks and ate Mia preparing the 60 cupcakes
Nunks and ate Mia preparing the 60 cupcakes


Kids lined up for the photo booth
Kids lined up for the photo booth


The kids weren't the only ones who enjoyed the photo booth πŸ˜‚
The kids weren’t the only ones who enjoyed the photo booth πŸ˜‚
I helped host some of the games :)
I helped host some of the games :)
Mommy Bing had so much fun!!
Mommy Bing had so much fun!!

I had a blast as well, getting to spend time with the kids. Seeing them always uplifts my spirits. They’re always smiling and they really are so affectionate, a lot of the children kept hugging us.





I met Moonrose back when I visited PCMC and it was so nice seeing her again!
I met Moonrose back when I visited PCMC and it was so nice seeing her again!

Mommy Bing gave the children cupcakes with candles on them.


She let them make their own wishes as she wished everyone more years to spend with their loved ones.



It was a very special way to celebrate such a special, Kythe-hearted woman. Happy 60th birthday again, Mommy Bing ❀️


If you want to learn more about the Kythe Foundation, visit Matrix Philippines, Maxx and I have also partnered up with Kythe Ateneo to donate hair to turn into wigs for children who need a self-esteem boost in order to fight Cancer. Visit for more details.

Ask Saab 39

With Cai Cortez at the Young Star Pajama Party (July, 2015)
With Cai Cortez at the Young Star Pajama Party (July, 2015)

Q: Hi Saab! I’ve been a fan since forever! I just want to ask, does it get better in time after a death of a parent? I lost my Mom when I was 22 and I lost my dad when I was 24. I am 26 now but I still have dreams about them, miss them so, so friggin much and cry when I remember them. Naiiyak ako habang tinatanong ito! haha Hope to personally meet you someday! XOXO
A: Hi! So sorry to hear about your parents :( I can’t imagine what you must be going through. My mom’s been a huge part of why we are doing alright even with my dad’s passing. I think it would be best if you talk to a professional to help you get through this loss. I highly recommend it. ❀️

Q: Hi Saab, pareho tayo ng buhok, short and wavy. Pero sayo, effortless ang ganda. Mine’s frizzy and dry. :/ What can you suggest? And shat do you do in your hair? Comb or Brush? What kind? And do you have a treatment or care that you use and put on your hair every night? Like ano yung pinaka regimen mo? hahaha. Haba na, sorry.
A: I put a bit of serum before going to bed every other night (a.k.a. when I remember to)!

Q: Hello Saab, i want to cut my hair short but my face is round and chubby. i don’t know what to do hahaha
A: Round and chubby rin ang face ko pero kebs lang ako. Contour is your friend.

Q: Hi Saab, pag nagspring cleaning ka, san mo usually dinadala clothes mo?
A: I send it to Jim’s house, they do garage sales and they’ve got a lot of staff (helpers and drivers) at home so a lot of my stuff goes to them especially kapag Christmas.

Q: Anung masasabi mo sa college student na hindi nya pa alam ang gagawin nya in the future wala syang kasiguraduhan sa mangyayari sakanya and she doesnt have plans at all
A: Hi

Q: hi Saab! im a very big fan of yours truly.. can you give me some tips on how to maintain colored hairs? i just colored my hair red recently and i think its fading na :( thanks!! P.S i love your short hair. you look absolutely pretty!! :*
A: Choose the right shampoo, don’t shampoo everyday, condition! Here’s an old post of mine. Thank you :)

Q: Does upgrading your RAM boosts your laptop’s speed? :)
A: I have NO idea. Probably.

Q: Hi Saab! I always read your blog because it very laid back and I feel a touch of reality and rawness in it haha. I’ve always wanted to write/blog but I don’t know how to do it. I always end up deleting everything. Any tips? Thanks and POWER! :D
A: Just let go! Write as much as you can (it’s easier to have a timer, let’s say 30 minutes). Take a 5 minute break and come back to what you wrote, then start editing unnecessary information. Keep it light and breezy as much as you can :)

Q: Hi Saab! I have a keen interest in photography but I don’t have a professional camera. My colleagues were making fun on me because I’m just using a digi cam. Any advise? Btw, I really really love your blog. You inspire a lot of people β™₯
A: Wala sa pana yan, nasa Indian. Here’s an article I found for you. If I were you, I’d invest in Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom and read up on how to use them to make your photos look better :)

Q: what’s the difference between wit and intelligence?
A: I think a lot of witty people are intelligent but not a lot of intelligent people are witty. Witty people are more quick on their toes and I believe you’ve got to have a sense of humor to be witty. But I don’t know everything so don’t quote me. Lelz

Q: Ate saab! Ang tagal ko nang gustong itanong to pero iniisip ko baka di mo sagutin eh. Im a fan of yours kasi matagal na, nasa first year high school palang ako binabasa ko na tumblr mo.Ngayon jusko ang tanda ko na.!Ahaha! Pero gusto ko talaga ung haircut mo. Gusto kong itry for the first time. Pero di ko alam kung pano ko ba ieexplain sa salon kung ano tawag sa haircut mo. Huhuhu! Please help! P.s. nakakaiyak talaga kapag pinapanood ko yung video nung wedding nyo. Ang daming masasayang nangyari sa life mo. Sana ganun din sakin. Lol. P.s.s. sana bumisita ulit kayo sa japan pero this time together with your anak na. :)
A: Hello :) Why don’t you just print a photo and show it to your hairdresser?:) Thank you so much for all the kind words!

Q: If you could read one book for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Does a compilation of short comics count? Mine would be The Essential Calvin and Hobbes.

Q: Bakit ‘di kayo mahilig mag-greet ng listeners sa radio show niyo? Huhu!
A: Huwaaat? We always do. Just tweet us! @JAM883

Q: did you ever consider taking up med? Or law?
A: Hellz nawww. I would fail so hard because I find them to be totally boring. As I’m sure a lot of med/law students would find what I do completely useless. Different strokes for different folks!

Q: Heeey Saab! What are your tips to rock a short hair? Really love your new look!! <3
A: Thank you! Attitude lang yan!!

Q: Are you excited sa Harry Potter Spin off Fantastic Beasts Movie? btw you are so pretty!! β™₯
A: Totes!! Thank you :)

Q: Paramore? or Save me Hollywood? – Liz
A: Paramore

Q: What’s your current favorite food?
A: Anything with cheese

Q: I really like your style, actually! I want to know about your Dr. Martens collection. How many, what styles, and where do you usually buy them?
A: I don’t have a lot, actually. Maybe I can make a post about that though.

Q: i always stutter when talking english to a lot of people Huhu i can’t help but stutter, what should i do?
A: Practice makes perfect you better! Keep practising! Read a lot, too! Watch TV shows in English. Start thinking in English :)

Q: Hi Saabie! Can you give us a link or where can we watch SandBox No Filter: Let’s talk about me? Pretty pretty please. Thanks Dear! x
A: Here you go :) I will be in all Oct 3 and 4 shows, and tentatively the Oct 29 one as well :)

Q: Who’s your life peg in general aside from your grandma and your mom?
A: Tina Fey or Conan O’Brien

Q: who’s younger you or Chelo?
A: Chelo

Q: Hi sab! I started watching The Office and season 1 was kind of… slow for me (please dov’t kill me) should I continue with the series? P.S JIM AND PAM = JIM AND SAB :) β™₯
A: Wrong spelling wrong 😩 Nasa URL na nga, teh…

Q: kathniel or jadine? HAHA
A: Hahahahaha Kathniel I guess

Q: how do you remove hair from your UA?
A: Shave

Q: Hi! I remembered you mentioned before that you used drops when you were potty training Joey. What is it called and where can I buy one? Did you use pee pads, as well? I plan to potty train my 2 month old black lab. :)
A: You can get drops from any pet store, I don’t remember the brand in particular eh! But you can ask your pet store which one is most effective. I also use pee pads everyday here at home in case she can’t hold it in!

Q: Hi Saab! I’m not really fat naman but I have a cheeky/round face and I cut my hair just like yours nga e! But I am having a hard time managing it kasi since bagsak ang hair ko, na-eemphasize tuloy ang aking big fezz :) Can you recommend something that will make my situation less a problem? Lol. Or can you blog on how you keep your hair cuz u too have a cheeky face diba(tho your so sexy)? SUPER THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A: Like I said, contour is your friend. Look for contouring tutorials on YouTube!:)

Q: Hi Saab! I’ve noticed you and Maxx have been wearing H&M garments lately, specially Maxx. I even saw her once at H&M Robinsons Magnolia. And I’ve seen your ootds in Singapore wearing them. Is that your favorite clothing line as of now? (Cause I, too been buying clothes there since the day they opened here in Manila and I’m inlove with the store!) And what specific mall/branch of H&M you mostly visit so that I can get to see you (stalker) haha. Btw, we had the same dress, the feather-printed black dress you wore in singapore and at cheats album launch hehe
A: Hi! Yes, we like shopping at H&M! Usually in the Megamall branch :) Yay! Come on Saturday, Cheats is playing for H&M Megamall’s event at 6:30pm :)

Q: hi saab how do you put your photo on the upper right side? thank you! and btw, you are awesome! your blog and ig account were part of my to view, daily. :) Lavya! staychic!
A: Thank you :) The photo is part of the widgets on my page layout.

Q: Hi Saab! I just wanted to say that I love your blog talaga. I’ve been a reader for a while now and I’m so happy with what you’ve accomplished with your blog. I was wondering, for someone like me who is into writing as well, how important is the visual aspect of blog posts for you? I’m into photography too, but I try to focus on writing as much as I can since I think it takes a little more thinking and effort to be able to come up with an intriguing piece that others would want to read. Do you think photos/graphics are super important with writing? If so, what process do you go through when you choose a graphic that you think would catch other’s attention?
A: I think it’s important if it aids what you’re talking about. If you want the perfect graphic to use for your blog posts, you can try exploring with :)

Q: Hi Saab! I am currently finding a job and nahihirapan ako to prove sa interviews na kaya ko. I always feel so nervous medyo introvert din kasi ako. Tapos wala ako confidence sa sarili ko. Pano ko ba mapuprove sa kanila na kaya ko yung work na inapplyan ko and how to be confident sa srili ko? Haaay thanks!
A: Make sure you are well prepared for your interview. Research all you can about the company beforehand. When you meet your interviewer, shake his/her hand, make sure you use his/her name when they give it to you (“I’m Saab” “Hi, Saab, I’m *your name here*) and use it when you say goodbye as well. It leaves a good impression. Practice your interview skills with a friend. Also make sure you are properly dressed for the interview but of course you have to be comfortable in what you wear, too. Good luck!

Q: Hi Saab!! Ever since the first time I chanced upon your blog I fell in luuv hehe :D Ang galing kasi na you can switch to english and ‘masang’ tagalog seamlessly. Youre really a storyteller ;) Anyway, can you share what your perfect day with jim would be like? (You guys are the definition of adorbs <33)
A: Heyyy thank you so much!!:) My perfect day with Jim would be to wake up, have coffee, eggs and toast, workout, take a shower, walk Joey Bear and watch her run around, go back to bed and take a 30-minute nap, have pizza for lunch, watch MasterChef all afternoon in a dark airconditioned room, play 2 rounds of DOTA, eat steak with wine, go to a gig, dance, sing, drink, go home and pass out.

Q: Have you read Beautiful Disaster? If so, what can you say? Kakilig no!
A: No, I haven’t!

Q: Magkano pag binook ko Cheats on my birthday? Hehe

Q: Hi, Saab! I’m so obsessed with your blog… as in!! Hay, sana ganyan din ako ka-creative when it comes to blogging. Actually I have one on Tumblr but I find my blog so boring. And I don’t know what to do. I just made one ’cause I want to express myself when no one is around, when there is no I can share my thought with. But again, I find my own blog so boring. Huhu. Do you have any tips on how can I make my own blog interesting as yours? :( hope you could drop by and tell what improvement I could make to my blog. Thankies! :*
A: I think your content is nice, you may want to explore other layouts though :) I don’t understand the left part of your layout, there’s a blank square and blank links?

Q: How’s Creative Writing as a program? What are your favorite subjects and did it really help you a lot to be better at your craft?
A: I believe so. My favorite was our non-fiction class. You just basically write about anything you want and it gets passed around for notes.

Q: Do you remember familiar faces in your gigs? Just wondering if you’d remember a fan like me. Hope to see Cheats play again soon! :)
A: Yes, I do! Especially when you keep going and when you talk to us after!:)

Q: Hi! I admire how you’re able to take care of your Joey Bear. I’m just curious as to how you were able to live with her alone considering (assuming) your busy schedule? My De Niro (Shiht-Poo) stays with my family while I’m away in my condo on weekdays. I want to bring him in my condo but I don’t have help. Help? Thanks!
A: When I first got her, I was lucky enough to be able to be home every morning, lunch time, and evening to be with her. I used to bring her with me to tapings (with our yaya Gleza to help take care of her) because I wanted to raise her on my own talaga so I couldn’t send her off to my mom’s house before she turned 8 months at least. I only ask my family to baby sit her now that she’s older. Her habits are all from my training of her. She’s a very good girl. I LOVE HER. Huhuhu.

Q: Hi! I admire you for being “jack of all trades” (that’s how I see you). It seems you get to do a lot of things. I jst want to know what’s your primary job? The main thing. Also, how do you balance everything. I have a heart for that too. I want to do a variety of things not just the typical office day job. I’m just afraid of not being able to sustain the lifestyle.
A: My primary job right now is my radio work. I wanted to have a “regular job” of sorts because I want to keep writing. When I saw my blog as “work,” it really threw me off my game. I’m still in the process of getting back to normal. My schedule is shit right now, I barely have time for personal stuff but it’s okay, these super hectic periods of time don’t last forever. There are glorious breaks in between.

Q: What’s the size of your adidas superstars? Was it the exact size of your feet or did you have to go half a size smaller or bigger because of the design? Gets mo po ba? lelz

Q: hi saab! love you and your fam! do you have a planner or a diary/ journal??
A: Yes I have a planner and a journal :)

Q: what are the extent of your cooking skills, saab? are you worried na since you’re on dietdiva, you aren’t learning how to cook for yourself and jim?
A: The extent of my cooking skills? Bacon and eggs. Why should I learn how to cook for Jim? He knows and enjoys how to cook so we’ve got no problem there.

Q: how many calories na kinakain mo sa dietdiva ngayon? 1200 pa rin? if so, bakit? are you still trying to lose weight? you look so great now. body peg!!!!
A: Thank you! 1,200 calories yes. It’s not about wanting to lose weight, it’s just healthy eating and maintenance :) Plus the food is yummy.

Q: Hello! Do you consider yourself a religious person?
A: No I don’t. I believe in God and I pray to him every night but I don’t think I am religious.

Q: do u have those days where u just hate everyone (including the innocent bf) and dont know what to do with your life? huhu
A: Yes, girl. I-iyak mo lang yan. Tapos marathon ng funny TV series hanggang makatulog ka. Bukas, okay na.

Q: Hi Saab!!! I really really (really) need you to answer this please: where did you buy your off shoulder croppped top? The one you use as in inlet when you use your overalls. Please. T_T I’ve checked F21 and H&M and nada. :(
A: Topshop!

Q: Hi Saab! You’re one of the few people I really look up to right now and reading your posts (esp Ask Saab!!) is such a comfort! I’ve already seen you in person twice (once when I was an usherette at the Claritin Reditabs and second when you were taking pictures during egress of the Global Pinoy Bazaar) and I always wanted to have a picture taken with you but I’m really really shy!! :( I hope I get to catch Cheats perform some time!! All the best!! <3 <3
A: I know this isn’t a question but HEY next time, say hi to me!!

Q: how much for the Bumble & Bumble Sea Salt Spray because I can’t seem to find the price online? Is it really good for styling? Thanks saab
A: I don’t remember na but hey I found this DIY Salt Spray link

Q: I’ve been wondering about your diet diva thing: do you recycle the plastic containers they come on?
A: I send most of them to Jim’s mom and titas because they love to recycle plastic containers (they always cook and give out food to friends and family). I keep some at home too for left overs.

Missing In Action

So… I’ve been gone for 2 weeks. What the heck happened?!

I started my morning radio show 2 weeks ago (tune in 6-9AM from Mondays-Thursdays on JAM88.3), so I kind of totally F-ed up my body clock. I am asleep by 10pm every Monday-Thursday to be able to get up at 4:30AM each morning. My brain is so used up from 6-9AM, because we have to be alert and make sure we’ve got good content for our radio show. It’s not just all dancing to the music until we have to talk again haha. But Candy and I are slowly devising a system so once we get used to it, we’ll be more chill. I sure hope so. Because the plan is to work out at 4:30AM each morning, be at the station by 5:30AM, do online work (write, reply to e-mails, etc) from 9am-12noon and the rest of the afternoon is for events and exploration (a.k.a. dates with Jim).

What happens right now is I go home at 9am and fall asleep or I go straight to a meeting or guesting to promote the Matrix 8-inch Cut-For-Cancer which I will shamelessly promote right now:

Maxx & Saab -- Image for Aug 9 SUNDAY

And then I’m always off to rehearsals for the second run of No Filter!!! Say hello to No Filter 2.0!


Book your tickets, I’m doing all shows on October 3 & 4 and possibly the October 29 one as well! Will write more about this in the coming days.

I had a very millennial breakdown the other night before I went to sleep, I started crying to Jim because I just always felt so tired. And then I heard what I was saying and I wanted to smack myself on the head because it sounded like an annoying #humblebrag over social media:

UGH I’m so tired and busy, so much stuff is happening in my life… Poor me… Huhuhu

So before I could metaphorically “unfriend and block” myself, I looked at the bigger picture and why I was always feeling tired: I was not delegating my time correctly.

I should always do research a day in advance for our morning show so we’re not draining all our brain juices in the morning. I was also really upset because I was spending a lot less time with Jim and when I do see him, I’m irritable because I’m sleepy.

I had to remind myself that it’s just another week-long stretch of promotions and busy activities until the Matrix 8-inch Cut-For-Cancer event on Saturday, September 19! After that, I’ll have more time for rest and recreation.

Plus, I have to make the most out of my time with Jim.. I know we like playing video games and watching series but I don’t think it’s time well spent if we’ve only got a few hours to talk before I pass out. Dinner dates are a must for better conversation!

So obviously, I’ve got a lot more to get used to when it comes to delegating my time because I just woke up from a 4-hour nap in between radio guestings. Hehe. I was only intending to take an hour-long nap!! How am I sleeping tonight!? I’ll figure that one out. As I will other things. I just want to thank you guys for the support and for understanding.

Have to go run to Magic 89.9 now to guest on Boys Night Out! Hope you can tune in!! MITH YEWWWW, BLOG!!!


Ask Saab 37

PAHINGI NG PAHINGA shirt by Linya-Linya /
PAHINGI NG PAHINGA shirt by Linya-Linya /

Q: Hi SaaBAE! If you’re going to start a business, what would that be? :)
A: I’d probably be a web designer hahaha but I need to study more.

Q: Saab, what lipstick are you wearing here? – I’m in love w/ it and I’ve been waiting for idk years to ask you (charot mga 3 weeks lang) Haha thanks!!
A: Hhahaha that’s Lime Crime Velvetines in Salem, you can message @death_by_lipstick on IG for it :)

Q: My boyfriend cheated on me pero naging maayus na kami ahm cheat na just chatting lang naman pero matagal na nagkaayus na kmi i give him another chance pero minsan nag dududa padin ako , what should i do? Bakit nag chicheat sila kahit love nila ung girl?
A: Wag na yan. Sorry pero hindi ka niya love kung ganon.

Q: Secret para sa magandang selfie ;)
A: Angle

Q: Gusto ko magbawas ng timbang pero hindi ko kaya hindi kumaen ng rice and tamad din akong mag exercise :( what should i do!!?? HUHUHU tuwing nakikita ko post mo sa ig naiinspired ako magpapayat pano mo nagawa? Haha
A: Nasa Diyos ang awa nasa tao ang gawa. Do it one day at a time. It’s not as bad as it seems. You just need to make adjustments.

Q: Do you watch Sherlock (series)? Miss you btw! -Meryll :)
A: I still haven’t!!!D:

Q: When’s your TV series with E! showing? Excited for the Mags!!! <3
A: It’s not a show, just a special feature :) I have no idea when it’s coming out!

Q: Naging fan ka rin ba ng F4 at Meteor Garden? LOL
A: YESSSSSterday

Q: u said that you are still a virgin po, and kapag gusto niyo na ni jim magka baby before doing it. Bakit po? I mean.. you guys are married na. just curious lang po. Love your new hair! :)
A: Girl, I was kidding. Thanks!

Q: Sana merong Ask Saab and Jim edition hehehe pls? :D
A: Hahahahaha pwede!!

Q: HI Saab :) have you ever been to bohol? :)
A: Yes but I was with the laziest boys (Jim, Manny and Ernest) that we just stayed in the resort hahaha

Q: may I request for Jim to write a blog post about your lovestory? or parang his&her blog post. para malaman namin ‘yung side niya at makilala pa namin siya, hehe. cute niyo #relationshipgoals

Q: What’s one thing you want to say to your Dad?
A: You will never be forgotten

Q: What’s the best gift you’ve ever given and received?
A: My engagement ring hehehe

Q: Can I get your steam ID number? I just want to play with you. :D
A: Search for PIZZAAB haha!

Q: My ex is trying to win me back, he’s changed a lot since we broke up but sometimes I still see the reasons why I chose to end up our relationship. Plus it’s a LDR and it’s been confusing trying to fix it with him. Any advise? Thank you, I love you super lelz!x

Q: Have you seen One More Chance? May part 2 omg!
A: YES! Can’t wait

Q: If you come from a wealthy family, do you think you’d fall in love with a person who’s not as well-off?
A: Hey, it always happens in the movies so why not? LELZ. I personally think not having money and not having drive are two different things. If he’s hardworking I don’t see why you would not fall in love with him.

Q: I once dated a guy who was the same height as mine and admittedly it bothered me for a while na di ako kaya ipag-laban nito physically. Do you or did you get any similar thoughts with Jim?
A: WHAT? Bakit ka niya kailangan ipaglaban? Di mo ba kaya ipaglaban sarili mo? No of course not, I think Jim and I were made for each other.

Q: Does Jim smoke before?
A: Yes, it’s been 3 years since he quit

Q: Hi Saab, at what age did you start being intimate with the opposite sex?
A: My first kiss was at 16.

Q: Uuwi pa ba si Marquis sa PH or is she gonna stay in SG for good?
A: She’s working in Singapore so she’s staying there for now.

Q: Hello Saab, do you mind sharing how you manage your finances with Jim? Who’s responsible for paying/providing what? I notice this is a common dilemma for newlyweds who’s only beginning to share their finances, bills, investments, etc etc.
A: We have a joint account where we put everything, then we transfer monthly allowances in our separate accounts. I write the check for our condo dues, electricity, water from our joint account and we withdraw for groceries from that account. We pay for our phone lines, credit cards and everything else from our separate allowances. I do the budgeting :)

Q: Have you met the guy Maxene is currently dating? If yes, what do you think of him?
A: Yeah, I like him

Q: Ano ang pinaka kinaiinisan mo kay Jim? :P At pinaka kinatutuwa mo pag ginagawa nya? Haha!
A: Lakas niya mang asar. Sobra!! Eh pikon ako so gusto niya ako inaasar talaga. But when I finally say “OMG STOP!!!” sobrang lalambingin niya ako. Hahhaa.. It’s SO annoying.

Q: if ever magkakaron ka ng isa pang dog, anong breed gusto mo?
A: Corgi

Q: Does your husband snore?
A: Nope. Sobrang gwapo niya matulog, meanwhile I’m always snoring with my mouth open and my eyes half open…

Q: What was the last lie you told? :P
A: I’ve never told a lie. πŸ‘ˆ This right here 😝

Q: What’s your biggest inhibition? Or is there anything, really? You look so perfect!❀️
A: I usually find it hard to talk to new people. But I’m slowly trying to get better at it hehe. Why thank you 😚

Q: do you advice na magpafull bangs ang malaking muka? yung may chubby cheeks. Malaki kasi ang fezz ko pero gusto kong magpafull bangs, wala akong lakas ng loob :'(
A: Kung pawisin ka like me, wag nalang. Ang high maintenance!! Hahahaha!! But you only live once and hair grows back so I say go for it!!

Q: Hi Saab! OMG. Blooming ka talaga ngayon! May Glow! :D What’s your everyday routine usually? Pano ang married life? Who gets up first in the morning, Who cooks breakfast? Who takes joey out to pee. Haha Can you blog about days about your married life? I just love you. So happy that you’re happy! Take Care :3
A: Right now my schedule is so weird. I wake up at 4:30 everyday, I’m out of the house by 5 and I stay at the radio station until around 10AM. I go home and since we started our show on Monday, I’ve been taking at least an hour-long nap right when I get home. I don’t cook breakfast, I’ve got Diet Diva and Jim orders food or cooks his own breakfast. If I don’t get to walk Joey myself, our house cleaner (who comes in from 1-4pm daily) walks Joey every afternoon. She’s also trained to pee or poop only on her pee pad indoors :) THANK YOU!

Q: what is you and jim’s term of endearment? or do you have pet name for each other?
A: Belly 😍

Q: Hi Saab! I’m a great fan of yours! :) Anyway, do you also a watch Filipino movies like One More Chance? What are your favorites? Love yah! :*
A: I love One More Chance!! And A Very Special Love hahaha. OTJ is the bomb!

Q: How long did it take before you agreed to cut your hair?.. was there a point you wanna back out?..
A: I said yes right off the bat!

Q: what is the name of the salon did you get your hair cut done? the one that you said that is owned by your ninang.
A: This time I got my hair cut by Matrix Salon (they’re not really open to the public – their products are sold in David’s Salon and other hair salon branches) so I could donate it to Kythe. But regular haircuts, I get from Nimfa Ferrer Salon in Greenhills. Yes, she’s my ninang!

Q: What’s your perfect pizza? <3
A: Cheese, more cheese

Q: Saab, you look great in your new hair! Is your Ate Unna part of 5&Up? coz I see pictures of her kasama sila Chynna, Atom and the rest of the gang. #Justcurious!
A: Thanks!:) No, Maxx was a part of 5 & Up but ate Unna was in the same age group as the older kids so she got along with them too :)

Q: Hi Saab! Do you pay for your diet diva meals? Where do you get the motivation in eating healthy on a regular? heeeelp hehe.
A: They sponsor my meals and I am so so so grateful. They’ve been a HUGE help in fixing my unhealthy habits!

Q: hi saab! Can you share here your daily meal plan? :) you’re my fitspiration <3
A: I just order Diet Diva meals, they do the thinking and cooking for me!:)

Q: McDonald’s chicken or KFC chicken?
A: LELZ sabay fast food. KFC chicken

Q: Hi miss saab pretty!! Pwede mo ba kami tugtugan sa event namin, “Rock Out Cancer”, a beneficiary concert for Cancer Warriors on October 3, 2015 in PUP oval Sta. Mesa, Manila. Please helplllllll us. Thank you.
A: You may e-mail for any inquiries :)

Q: hi saab. thank God mukhang ginaganahan ka magsulat ngayon. I always check your everyday sa office! Lelz. Anyway, ano ginagawa mo kapag nagaaway kayo ni Jim? Boys tend to be the matiisin type right? Do you usually apologize first? Or you’re the matampuhin type?
A: I say sorry!!! Di ko siya ma-take hindi kausapin. And most of the time I have to admit ako talaga ang mali. HAHAHA. I know he’s the one talaga, hindi ako ganito eh :)))

Q: why do you use bb cream instead of foundation? what’s the diff?
A: It has a much lighter coverage, I honestly use it more for the sunscreen factor. But it helps that it evens out my skin tone without caking.

Q: Hi Saab! Where did you get the dress you were wearing when you interviewed Kevin Kwan? Love ittt, and I love you!! Heehee xx
A: TopShop! Thanks!:)

Q: Hi saab!! Pumunta ka na ba ng Pampanga ?
A: Used to tape there all the time for my TV show, Koreana :)

Q: Hi Saab! I really want to be a book blogger and to receive ARCs from authors. Any advice?
A: Buy books at discount stores or borrow from friends, post reviews, send your link to book stores and publishers?:)

Q: why does jim call you cloud? :)
A: Because he knows I’m obsessed with clouds and he says my cheeks are like clouds.

Q: Nagwowork ba yungCreamy Eye Treatment from Kiehls? I have really dark bags under my eyes huhu pang Tim Burton movie! Haha
A: Yes, in fairness!!

Q: I really love your hair color sa post mo na “Group Study”! Huhu kainggit. Magwowork ba sya sa hair ko if ever kahit hindi ko pa sya napapakulayan since birth? Haha
A: I had to bleach my hair twice to get that color :)

Q: i know sobrang pang TBT na to, pero why did you and Julius broke up? If okay lang itanong :) Hehe
A: It just wasn’t working out!

Q: Hi Ate Saab! Fan po ako ng show nyo dati sa ch5 na Lipgloss! Tanong ko lang kung natatandaan mo pa po ba yung first onscreen partner mo na si Nico Ibaviosa? :)) Have a nice day!
A: Omg no, my first onscreen partner was Kevin LapeΓ±a! LELZ

Q: sawa ka na ba sa mga tanong tungkol sa short hair mo? lol
A: Mej, but hey at least I’m spreading the word about the cause :))

Q: Hey Saab, I just found your twin haha
A: Haha! You think so?

Q: I’m addicted to Benedict Cumberbatch. Help huhu
A: Why fight it? Order this

Q: Hi Saab, I’m a super fan! Like fanfanfan!! I always copy whatever you wear or blog about. The only thing I can’t copy is your current hairstyle (short, black, shoulder length). My boyfie wouldn’t approve, he prefers it long and brown. Hahaha #weirdobsession . Anyway, magBaby na kayo ni Jim. Please lol. Ktnxbye.

A: Why do you let your boyfriend dictate your hairstyle?:(

Q: Hello Saaaab! Do you listen to The 1975?
A: No but I know they are the band that yodels. Kind of. Hehe

Q: What is your favorite Chvrches song?
A: We Sink

Q: how do you make friends? or start a good conversation? HUHUHU
A: I learned the best tip: pretend you’re a detective. Ask a lot of questions about them (without being overly creepy, of course), just listen and be genuinely interested :)

Q: I loved Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend! Can’t wait for the movie. Can you do a fancast of the movie?
A: Everyone should be played by John Lloyd Cruz + Bea Alonzo + Sarah Geronimo. Charot!

Q: remember the way you fixed your hair short? Sabi mo ganun hair do mo when you get old. Ang tanda mo na! hahahaha

Q: Hi Saab! Natapos mo ba yung P90X3 challenge? Ipopost mo pa ba yung before and after pics? Effective ba talaga siya? haha. You’re so sexy & healthy looking, even the skin! So Pretty pa! : )
A: In fairness I lasted 70 days hahahaha I think I’ll do the challenge again.

Q: How much is the dry shampoo from Lush and how do you use it?
A: Found a tutorial here.

Q: How old is your Ate Unna?
A: 32

Q: What kind of questions do you answer here? Ang dami kong sinubmit na questions pero walang nasasagot :( How many questions do you get? P.S. you’re my ultimate girl crush, i love you! -zyxwvut
A: I answer those that haven’t been asked before! Sorry, daming backlog, thinking I should catch up today! There’s about 600 to go!

Q: Date ideas?
A: Coffee is always the best. Conversations are awesome!! Go play a board game. Lots of board game cafes now.

Q: Can you please blog about your book collection/bookshelf? You are kind of my reader peg, you have good taste in books (and movies, music—everything! you are my life peg. chos. <3)
A: Awww nahihiya ako eh!!!! I have so much more to read!!

Q: I always get sleepy at work kaya I always end up eating snacks while designing para di ako maantok. I don’t want to gain weight pa naman huhu any tips?
A: Unlimited black coffee (no sugar/milk), green tea and water! When you think you’re hungry, you’re probably just thirsty!

Q: Who was your fave character in Modern Family
A: Phil!! And Cam, of course!

Q: How did you get fullybooked to sponsor you? Huhu so jealous! I love reading and I get free books once in a while courtesy of Ardentbookgeek on Instagram pero I wanna get huge deals sana like NBS or Fullybooked sponsors haha is that too much of a dream ba?
A: I slipped something in their drink

Q: Hi Saab! I super love your answer about PMS. You are such a witty gal. β™₯ So, follow up question about PMS, what symptoms do you usually feel when you have it? And how does Jim deal with you? Hehe. Thanks. :)
A: I just hate everyone and I can’t explain it. Except Jim and Joey, I still love them but I get very annoyed by them. Jim feeds me. Hahaha

Q: May Blog ba si Max? Have you tried encouraging her to making one? Or maybe blog about a day in her life. I’m so curious about her since you say that she’s so sweet & generous. 🌌
A: Yes!! Encouraging her to keep up-to-date! Pls tweet her, she’s the sweetest talaga.

Q: do you sing newspaper girl in your gigs? ano un usual setlist nio? hehe
A: Rarely, we like the more upbeat tunes :)

Q: Hi Saab, paano hindi maging clingy sa bf?
A: Have your own life. Take up hobbies or play video games haha!

Q: I went to your Guijo gig (with my boyfriend who’s very supportive of my fangirling) and I loved your set! But I’m very shy so I didn’t approach you. :( I hope you could sign my cd! Are you guys planning to release some merch like what other indie bands do for marketing? :) -Real
A: Hi Real!! Sayang naman!! Would have loved to sign your album for you!! Thanks for getting one, by the way :) We have 2 shirt designs actually. You can message us on Facebook for inquiries :)

Q: OMGGGGG I didn’t know Kevin Kwan is coming to Manila!!! I missed it!! Huhuhuh how is he like? Super liked Crazy Rich Asians!!
A: He was SOOOOOOOOOO chill!! Parang kwentuhan with a long time friend. Or feeling close lang ako. Haha

Q: Hi Saab! Can I order a “CHEATS” tee from you? With a short note & a signature from you? I’m from Baguio though. How’s that? (And just cause i’m a fan of yours…hihihi…please make it possible?) PS. Went down to Manila just to watch you in NO FILTER, but downside: you went to SG instead. LOLS #IstillLOVEYA #TYIA 😊😊😊😊😊
A: OMG sayang naman yung No Filter!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course you may order a Cheats shirt!! Go ahead and e-mail your details to :)

Q: Hi Saab! what’s your most recommended khiel’s product/s?
A: Midnight Recovery Concentrate!

First Day High

So I’ve been training for my new morning show with Candy on JAM 88.3. We’ve been training for months, doing the 12-3pm slot before actually practicing waking up in the wee hours of the morning every other day for the past 2 weeks. Like, we would be at the station at 6AM even if our shift started at 12nn. Think of it as training for a big game. We needed to get used to the lifestyle change.

Last week I looked at my schedule and I just dreaded the weekend before our first day. I was scared Candy and I wouldn’t make it in time for our first day. But, hey, nothing to worry about, I told myself. I was confident. I’m the type to wake up really early if I had to and that’s without even setting an alarm. My body just knows I’m supposed to be up. But on Thursday night, when Candy and I took over the 6-9pm show to promote ours, I started feeling sick.

I have to say though: taking over Lambert and Jobim’s show was crazy fun nonetheless. Okay, this is a detour from my actual story but I NEED TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU!! The hosts of JAM 88.3’s All Good Radio, Lambert & Jobim, had an ongoing slap bet to keep off alcohol. They said they would stay off it for 40 days. Now, you guys have to know Lambert & Jobim to understand how hard it must have been for the two but in all fairness, they lasted all of 21 days. But because they failed the challenge (that they brought upon themselves… Yup, they are very silly.), they had to be punished. Candy and I agreed to slap them.

Hahahaha oh God I felt so horrible after slapping Lambert!!! But I’ve had some practice being a kontrabida on television. Hehe.

Anyway, that guesting was definitely all good except for the fact that I was starting to get feverish. So I got home and these crazy migraines wouldn’t stop and the next day I was just sick as a dog. I was heavily congested, I blame it entirely on the weather. Okay, I also blame it on dehydration because I keep forgetting to drink water ✌️ So.. Ultimately, I have no one to blame but myself. Huhu.

I had to wake up very early to leave the condo at 6:30AM the next day for our European VISA interview (we’re going in October!). We ended at 12noon because such is life. Jim and I went home and just tried to relax before preparing for our Cheats gig at Route 196. We played quite late, we got home past 1AM already. The next day I tried to rest again but Cheats had back-to-back gigs in Manila and then all the way in Katipunan for Route 196. We played late again and ended up getting home at like 3AM. Sunday, I had a photo shoot from 2-7PM and then family dinner in Greenbelt at 7:30 but like half the family showed up at 8:30 because #EDSA #INC. Ugh. So we ended at 10PM since mom and Maxx were in the States for 2 weeks and we missed them so much (note to self: blog about their wonderful pasalubongs!!!).

Cut to: #EDSA #INC again. Got home past 11PM. Didn’t bother preparing anything, I just brushed my teeth and went straight to bed because I still had the flu and had to wake up at 430AM. I set both my alarm clock and phone to go off at 4:15AM.

I woke up at 5:24AM.

For my 6AM show.

On my first day.

I literally jumped out of bed, brushed my teeth, washed my face, changed my panty (lol), put on shorts, shirts, slippers, grabbed a jacket and went to work. I got to work at 5:40+. Oh God, it was the first time I ever slept through my alarm!!! This scares me SO much. My body must be so tired and hindi ako pwede umasa kay Jim because sleeping through alarms is his whole life. Hahaha. I hope this blog post doesn’t come across like a #humblebrag (bakit ba ako nagha-hashtag??), I really am so happy I’m busy. I just need to spread the word: DRINK WATER. This happens to me every single time I don’t drink enough water.

Currently waiting for Jim to come home, I sent him out to get me some Hydrite. I am going to be so ready for the rest of the week. I believe I’ve got a sexy nasal voice so it’s not so bad.

phoebe sexy sick

Y’all were probably asleep this morning because of the long weekend but when you’re on your way to work/school tomorrow and the rest of your lives, we’ll be here to keep you company during the rush hour. WE ARE CRUSH HOUR!!! Tweet us @JAM883 or call us up 631-8803 and we can talk about anything you guys want. Don’t be shy.

Photo by JC Gellidon

I know I’m sick right now but I sure as heck hope you guys aren’t sick of me yet.


Ask Saab 36

With Jason at a GROUP STUDY gig in TUP / JDV Photograpy
With Jason at a GROUP STUDY gig in TUP / JDV Photograpy

Q: Saab, do you wear your wedding ring during gigs? Curious lang hehe
A: Yes xx

Q: Tell us how you and Marquis made up. :) Please?
A: She was at my bachelorette party hehe Maxx invited her and I was just so happy haha

Q: What do you do when you feel like doing nothing when in fact you have lots to do?
A: I say “AGGGHGHGHGHGHGGGHGH” and then get to work D:

Q: Can Cheats cover Yard of Blonde Girls by Jeff Buckley? :)
A: We’ll consider it, thanks :)

Q: Ilan na naging work mo?
A: I think my line of work is project-based so I can’t really answer your question.

Q: what will you do when you figured na your bf is in omegle?
A: Tatanungin ko siya “BAKIT??? BAKIT?? HAYUP KA, SUMAGOT KA!!” char. Tanungin mo siya bakit siya nasa Omegle.

Q: Pls post any witty random convo of you and Jim. :)
A: Not what I’d call witty but here’s one: *while watching NBA* “YUCK I hate Tim Duncan. He’s a cheater!!” “You mean Tony Parker” “…YUCK I hate Tony Parker. He’s a cheater!!”

Q: Do you plan to move to a house anytime soon? :)
A: Not right now, no

Q: What are your “luhos”? And what are Jim’s? :)
A: Probably lipstick. And apps. Jim’s luho is anything to do with his vape haha and lately, shoes.

Q: did you ever feel intimidated with Chelo? She looks like she has a strong personality :)
A: We were sworn enemies in college!! Hahaha but we’re like BFFs now haha

Q: Before you and Jim got married, how do you address Jim’s parents? :)
A: Tito Gerry and Tita Bing

Q: What do you like most about being in showbusiness? ❀️
A: Getting messages from fans. It’s always nice hearing from them hehe especially if they write me to say I’ve inspired them to start blogging or join a band.

Q: Do you have a link of where I can watch your Taste Buddies shows?? Namiss ko lahat kasi I have work :(
A: Aww man I don’t know, would you believe I never got to watch any of my episodes either?! If you find one let me know

Q: I LOVE ASK SAAB!!! I learn so much from your answers <3 I've been your fan of all your phases, looks and blog layouts! Which brings me to my question. Why do you like "cheap cakes?"
A: Aww thank you!! Cheap cake as in the one from Shoppersville in Katipunan. It just takes me back to a lot of good memories :)

Q: How do you stay fresh duing gigs? Parang lahat pawis na, ikaw parang bagong ligo at powder lang!? Ang effortless ng ganda mo huhuhuhu #anakkangDiyos
A: Are you serious?! Baka naman dahil ang pinopost ko lang sa Instagram ay yung mukha akong fresh hehehehe. But thank you!!! I just try to pat myself dry after a gig. :)) Shet natawa ako sa hashtag!!

Q: Do you ask Jim pa if you can post certain topics? Or ikaw na bahala and he fully supports you lang? :)
A: I DON’T NEED PERMISSION FROM ANYONE!!!! I AM A STRONG INDEPENDENT WOMAN!!!! RIGHT, JIM??? Haha joke lang. No, he has no say on what I can and can’t post. He’s very supportive of me.

Q: What was the flavor of your wedding cake?
A: UBE!! Cos we were in Baguio, it only made sense

Q: I asked about the cake kasi gusto ko ng cake ngayon.
A: Go lang, girl

Q: I’m torn between these two please help me pick. Adidas Stan Smith (Wite and Green) or Superstar (Black and White)?
A: Superstar

Q: What’s your go-to outfit na pwede din for a univeristy? (Describe in details please) Haha super love your style kasi! Thanks! :)
A: Black skinny jeans, boots, a comfy and loose top. Thank you!!

Q: Say it’s the end of the world and you’re given a chance to be anywhere, where would u be?
A: Mars

Q: What soap do you use and tips for a smoother skin? :)
A: As in body wash? I use Kiehl’s Creme De Corps

Q: How often do you answer questions?
A: I try everyday but since your question was sent in 13 days ago, I must not be doing a good job huhuuh

Q: Penge naman fashion tips from my fave blogger please? :)
A: Go for comfort!!

Q: What makes you really angry? And when would you say na “friendship over”? (When is enough, enough?) HAHAH
A: Pag gutom ako.. I’m like “OMG SHUT UP I HATE YOU” tapos after a meal, “HEYYYYY, we’re friends again!”

Q: Were you active in orgs and university student councils when you were in highschool and college?
A: I was the founder and Editor-In-Chief of our school paper in high school. I didn’t join any org in college. Except for the Ateneo Musician’s Pool but just for a while.

Q: If I’m a college student and I am planning to open up a bank account which is better a savings or a current account?
A: Savings!:)

Q: Which do you prefer paper back novels or hard bound books?
A: Ooooh.. I like paper back so I can bring them around with me wherever I go. But if it’s just a short read, like a graphic novel, I prefer hardbound.

Q: What instruments can you play?
A: In my head, I’m a very good drummer. That’s pretty much it.

Q: Hi Saab. I so love you and your style, wa echos! Like you are one of the people who inspire me to be myself and blog, super duper.. :D How did you quit smoking? I’ve been smoking for almost a decade now. is there any alternatives you’ve done?
A: I got sick. I got bronchitis so I had no choice but to totally quit smoking. I vape once in a while but I don’t NEED to use it. So, before you get sick I think you should just quit cold turkey. Try not to go out so you don’t get tempted. Keep yourself busy. Meditate. πŸ’πŸ»

Q: How to be close to siblings who are easily annoyed and parang user (mabait if kailangan ka ganon) haha honest answer please :(
A: Whattttt?? I have no experience in this haha but just talk, I guess. Ask them to get coffee with you. Tell them how you feel.

Q: Do you mind if for example nagsstroll or shop ka sa mall tas may biglang magpapapicture or what sa iyo?
A: No I don’t mind it at all

Q: Hi Saab! whay did you feel when you were finally getting your hair cut that short?? nanghinayang ka ba? hehe You still look pretty tho. always naman :) and btw. girl crush kita hihi
A: Thanks! I felt excited!! I couldn’t wait, actually.

Q: i like your floral jacket!! with the green sleeves hehe where did you buy it? love your new hair too :)
A: It’s actually not mine hehe I wore it for a shoot. It’s from Bench. Thank you :)

Q: have you had your hair straightened/permed before? if so, do you have any tips for hair maintenance?
A: I got my hair rebonded in high school. LELZ!! Condition once in a while.

Q: Do you really shop at GreenHills? I love you Saab! :)
A: For phones, yes! xx

Q: What happened to your old condo unit?
A: It’s my mom’s unit, I was just squatting there. Hahaha. My older brother moved in there.

Q: Did you take up photography or film in college?
A: I took a digital film class under Marie Jamora in my 5th year

Q: Hi Saab baby! What time ka po pupunta sa Matrix Event this coming September 19? Nag sign in po ako for batch 4 – 12pm. Sana magkita tayo!? :D
A: Perfect!! I’ll be there around 12-2 :D

Q: Hi saab! SUPER DUPER HAPPY TALAGA AKO KASI SUPER IDOL KITA AND TAGAL NADIN AKO NAG AANTAY NA MAG OPEN UNG QUESTION BOX MO ! Anyway nagkaron ako ng maraming pimples sabi nila maganda sana ako kaso may pimples may ire recommend ka po ba na product? :) i love you saaaaab! Super! Godbless
A: HI!!! I think it’s best if you go to a dermatologist and ask them about your options if it’s really a problem! It’ll be so worth it, just make sure to follow what he/she says. I’m sure they know what’s best for your situation :)

Q: Hi Saab!! I asked you previously about your opinion on PMS and I mean pre-marital sex! Hahaha lol sorry di ko na specify πŸ˜‚πŸ˜˜
A: I have no opinion about it, really. It’s an intimate thing between two consenting partners and all I would like to say is if it’s something you do, make sure to stay safe because pregnancy isn’t the only result of unprotected sex.

Q: Hi Ate Saab, if you weren’t a celebrity, what would have been your career? :)
A: A columnist, I think.

Q: Hi Saab!!! Do you approach your fans first or do you let them say hi to you first (even if you already know them)? :D
A: I say hi to them if I’ve seen them more than once and I recognize them :)

Q: Hi Saab! Are you planning on getting another tattoo? If yes, what design? :)
A: Nope!

Q: what size are you s xs m? 6? 8? 4?
A: I’m a UK 8

Q: Did you have the iPhone6 in Space Grey?:)
A: Yup!

Q: how did you deal with your very first heartbreak? how did you move on? I’m scared that me might move on faster that i will.
A: I will admit, I needed a distraction. Another guy was showing interest in me and so naturally my ex-boyfriend was trying to win me back. That’s after he broke up with me and watched a movie with another girl like 2 days after. I would have gotten back with him but I think it’s good that I realized there were other options. I politely declined (dahil maraming beses ko na siyang iniyakan) and he genuinely cried. It was the first time ever and I felt so bad but I won’t lie, it felt good too because I realized omg I guess I AM a catch and I shouldn’t be going all psycho about him going out with another girl. Lelz. You know what, listen to a lot of Destiny’s Child. Haha. They will tell you that you are worth so much more than you give yourself credit for. Just ask yourself this: do you really want to force yourself on someone who doesn’t want you? DON’T. In my case it was someone who only wanted me when others showed interest. Ick. I’m better than that.

Q: I adore you for eating rice “very rarely” #dietgoals :) Are you weight conscious? What do you usually eat to keep fit? Thanks, Ate Saab! Love your blog! xx
A: I’m not weight conscious per se since I haven’t weighed myself in years. I just make better food choices!:)

Q: I really love you and your style ❀️ Where do you shop most of the time? :)
A: Thank you!:) Topshop is my go-to!

Q: Do you own LinyaLinya? Kyot. :)
A: Nope! I’m a huge fan πŸ˜› Get their shirts at and make sure to subscribe to their newsletter to get exclusive content and special offers :)

Xperia Giveaway: Z3 in LOVELY Purple!!


I’ve been loving my Xperia Z3 so far. It’s been my companion day and night, it’s especially useful for my gigs with Cheats! I’ve been doing shows in Saguijo, Route 196 and other local bars kinda tough to capture anything in low-light but Xperia lets me spread the love with its high camera quality.


Speaking of ❀️love❀️, I recently held a contest on Instagram where I asked you guys to send in songs you think I should dedicate to Jim! Hehehe. Thank you so much for sending in all your answers, I had so much fun going through all of them with Jim. Unfortunately, I could only choose one winner!!😭

And that winner is…


Eunice (@ongice) with Best Coast’s When I’m With You!

I mean it’s already one of my favorite bands and the song is just perfect for how I feel about Jim hihihi.😍 So, Eunice, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You’re getting a brand new Xperia Z3 Purple! Wooohooo!

The next challenge is for you guys to capture the extraordinary in everyday. Here are some photos from last night’s gig taken with my Xperia Z3 ❀️





Once again, congratulations to IG user: @ongice on your brand new Z3! Thanks for joining and thinking of me and Jim <3 Enjoy Z3, the flagship smartphone to beat!! Claim your prize!! Call this office number 238-7000 on weekdays from today until Sept 10 and ask to be connected with a Sony Xperia Guide. πŸ˜„ Proud to be an Xperia ambassador! Wanna hear the latest from Sony? Hurry and like these pages for the latest news and updates -- Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

#ICan #EverydayExtraordinary πŸ‘Œ

Ask Saab 35

Singapore, 2015
Singapore, 2015

Q: Hi Saab, what book are you planning to read next? any thoughts about The Pocket Wife book? Looking forward for SpellSaabBookClub posts, Thanks Saab! :)
A: I honestly got distracted by Game of Thrones book 1 so I haven’t started The Pocket Wife :\ I’m going to read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing next.

Q: Hi. I saw you in Distillery last year. When are you going to visit Cebu again (with your band)? :)
A: Hi! No plans of doing so right now, unfortunately! Maybe next year?:)

Q: Teh Saab, may pa- giveaway ka ba dyan ng China Rich Girlfriend? :) You’re so lucky to have met Kevin Kwan!
A: Hehehe not right now! You think I should?:D

Q: do you miss your long hair?
A: Nah!

Q: What dry shampoo do you use?
A: I have a bottle of Lush powder but I barely used it cos it’s so hard to use. I want the spray kind. I want to try this Batiste dry shampoo!

Q: Hi Saab :) how come you are so skinny now what do you do? i am so envious! 😜
A: I make time to exercise almost everyday and I owe a lot to Diet Diva. I’m still on the no-rice program :)

Q: Hi Ate Saab! :) I love your short hair, you look younger! :* I also have short hair, nainspire sayo. haha anyways, I wanna see you perform (cheats) san kayo madalas mag gig, sa Saguijo ba? and tuwing kelan? thanks. xoxo :*
A: Yes, usually in Saguijo or Route 196. I’m going to post our gig sched on the right side of my page from now on :)

Q: What’s your love story with Jim? You two are so cute together! <3
A: I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this yet. Haha! It’s a pretty long story. I’ll find time to write about it soon. Thank you!

Q: Do you listen to Hillsong United, Planetshakers, Kari Jobe, Aaron Gillespie, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin and/or other Christian worship artists? What is your favorite worship song?
A: Nope. Is Vertical Horizon a Christian worship artist?

Q: Hi Saab! I posted this comment but since I am makulit, I’ll ask din here. :D Your wedding pictures and video are so lovely! What made you decide on choosing J Lucas Reyes and Notion in Motion? :) Also, how was it like working with them? :) Hoping you can blog about your experience with your wedding suppliers! :) Thank you so much! :*
A: Notion in Motion was recommended by Maxx’s longtime makeup artist, Ivan. His niece is part of the company and when I met with them I found out that the boys are actually brothers of Bob Nicolas. For J Lucas Reyes, I was just researching for photographers and I saw his site. They’re the first suppliers I met with and I liked both right away so I didn’t bother meeting with anyone else. So happy with the turn out xxx

Q: Hi ate Saab!! :) Tips on being a blogger, please? :) Thanks for continuing to inspire writers like me! <3
A: Write what you know :*

Q: Saab, where’d you go for your grade school and high school education? :)
A: Miriam College, Assumption Antipolo and Montessori Antipolo :)

Q: what makes you so “avoiding” the thought of having a child? -shakey
A: Well, hindi naman.. I see photos of babies online and I’m just like “hhnnnnngggggghhhhhhh I want!!!!” But it’s just not a priority for me right now. If I need to be around cute babies, I just go to my sister’s house and hang out with her kids. Hehe. In the future, perhaps! Our families keep hinting about wanting a cute little Magalona-Bacarro. But right now, I’m like… I want to drink beer, okay? LOLJK.

Q: What lippie are you wearing during the fullybooked event? :)
A: MAC Studded Kiss

Q: Are you into DIY Beauty Stuff?
A: Hmm.. Like beauty products? Like what?

Q: Among all the songs your dad wrote/sung, what would be your favorite?
A: My favorite as a child was Peace On Earth because of the whale sounds. I also really love rocking out to Make Your Move.

Q: can i get pointers from you on how you were brought up by your mom in terms of extra-curricular activities you joined. I wanted my daughter to be as smart as you are. hihi thanks.
A: Oh wow thank you! My mom was strict like I couldn’t go to malls with my friends after school haha. But I’m thankful in a way because I had to find ways to keep busy so I read a lot of books, played a lot of video games, started writing.. My mom’s just anti-tambay. She didn’t actively enroll me in any extra-curricular stuff (I’m the only girl in the fam that didn’t take up ballet LOL). Extra stuff I did in high school? I founded our school paper!! Wow, I sound like such a nerd. When I entered college, I asked if I could take drum lessons from Yamaha and she said yes. I asked if I could take up Creative Writing and she said yes. She lets me make my own decisions, always encouraging us to be the creatives we are at heart. I love her.

Q: I am 46 years old and at your young age, I find you inspiring! -emma
A: I know it’s against my rule, posting something that’s not a question but OMG I love you xxx

Q: this might be a weird question, but are you still friends with your high school friends? I’m just sooo worried that my friends and I will drift apart after hs :( :(
A: I’m not. But I barely had anything in common with my high school friends so I’m okay. If you guys are best friends talaga, try to keep in touch. It’s not that hard with Facebook and Twitter, etc. :)

Q: Hi Saab :) !! Ive been waiting for this box to be open :D yeeehey. Anyway (hehe) I love the way you dress up and admire how you carry yourself along with it. I just need some advise when it comes to shopping, I mean hindi naman ako palaging bumibili ng damit kaya minsan pag namimili na ako, na ooverwhelm ako and i ended up buying the ones na hindi ako comfy. :( And minsan masyado kong conscious about what could other people think about my style. :( What should I do first to be myself like you? I would really love to have some encouragement from you Saab :) Thanks.
A: Hello! Try sticking to basic items, don’t go for trendy ones. Let your personality shine through because even when I’m in pambahay chic (LELZ), I feel so comfy with myself I don’t mind what others think!

Q: Hi ate Saab! :) I’ve been blogging all my life, but I because of my busy sched back in high school to college, I am not able to actually be consistent on them. (I’ve had more than 8 blogs). This time I wanna be consistent, and I’m starting back in WordPress again. :) Any tips? Like, which theme to use, etc? Thank you so sooo much in advance! (You’re my idol, I swear!!!!!) PS. Hope you notice me in instagram! Hehe :)
A: Hello! You can go for the basic TwentyTen theme, that’s what I started with. Try to write once a day!! It’s so hard but I’m trying to do that as well. Just gotta make time for it :) Good luck!

Q: sino gumawa nung drawing sa right side ng blog mo, below Hello,
A: CJ de Silva :)

Q: Hi Saab! I was one of the PT interns who got to myofascial release your calf in Moro! I never thought that someone’s calf would make me that happy!! Hahaha! I’ve been a reader since theincugirl days and imagine my happiness when I saw you there! Thank you for making my internship life complete!!!! :)
A: Omg hindi nanaman ito question pero sobrang natawa ako!!! KAKAHIYA!!! Hahaha HELLO!!! Sana hindi ka na-skandalo sa leg hair ko!!:))))) Thank you!!!

Q: Hi Saab. I just want to ask where ka bumibili ng gadgets mo? like phone or laptop? Swap ba ginagawa mo? kasi i remember parang sinabi mo yun sa blog post mo dati kaso hindi ko na makita :( Thanks!
A: There’s a small corner stall in Greenhills Theatre Mall. Go to the 2nd floor and ask people where Janet’s stall is, they’ll probably know where she is. She name drops so many celebrities hahahaha but I like her.

Q: hello saab! i love your blog! everything about it <3 anyways i love your new hair, i hope you make a blog post about it. Musta naman ang short hair? haha
A: I’m loving it!! I’m posting a video about it very soon!

Q: Saab, do you read books from Wattpad? Can I send you a copy of my self-pub book? Tagalog siya.
A: I haven’t! Sure, you can send it to me! Can’t promise I can read it right away though I’ve got so many books lined up!!!

Q: Fave Eraserheads songs?
A: Dami! Shake Yer Head, Fine Time, Wishing Wells

Q: pleaaase do a blog feature (photo shoot!!) with you and maxx switching clothing styles cos your styles are way different from each other hehe

Q: how do you feel about fangirls going gaga over jim? i heard you used to be annoyed when the girls get his attention during his ernville days x(
A: WHAT??? Of course not!! Ako pa nga nago-offer mag take ng pics nila with Jim. Haha! With how Jim is to me, do you think there’s ever a reason for me to get jealous?:)

Q: i hate you but i love you. maybe i feel like i hate you cos i want to be like you. idk but i think i love you more than i hate you. do you get me?
A: Huhuhu please love me more than you hate me

Q: I’m 21 and I’m still a virgin. I feel like I’m being left out. Some people say I’m being prude but I’m just waiting for the guy who’s worth giving it to. Thoughts?
A: Y’know what? You’re damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Be a virgin, you’re a prude. Sleep with someone, you’re a slut. Don’t listen to what others say. Except to what I have to say. Dahil tinanong mo ako. HAHA. I say: go with your gut. Wait for the right guy if that’s what you want to do. It’s your vagina.πŸ’πŸ»

Q: Film an everyday makeup routine video? Puhleeeeeeeezz? 😁😁😁
A: You mean a new one? OKAY!

Q: anong buong pangalan ni jim?
A: I find this suspicious… Ano ka, identity thief?!

Q: Can I ask you, Jim and Candy to hangout with me at Dyce N Dyne in Pasig? Let’s play boardgames there!! :D Promise, I’m harmless and you’ll enjoy :) -Meryll :)
A: Heyy we’ve been wanting to try that place!!!

Q: Can I get a good luck for my board exam this november? Haha!πŸ˜† Hi Saab! How was your day? ☺
A: GOOD LUCK!! Wag ka na mag-small talk, girl!! Mag aral ka na!!!!!!!!!! Hahahaha πŸ˜™

Q: saan mo balak magpa lasik? ako rin kaya lang i have qualms like my age (33), blah blah… pero parang gusto ko talaga
A: My mom got her LASIK from Asian Eye Institute when she was 40+ and it totally changed her life. I’m probably going to get it done there as well!!

Q: Hi Saab,what can you say obout living-in together ?
A: I think it really helps you see all your partner’s flaws. I wish it was a required thing before getting married. It could be a game show, “KAYA MO BA TALAGA?!?!” It’d probably help lower the rate of divorce LELZ but what do I know?

Q: top five must visits in Japan? :3 Arigato gozimasu!
A: Search for my Japan blog posts!:)

Q: Hi Saab! Are you still using WD Passport external drive? I’ve been planning to buy a PHD and I read your review about it. Just wondering if you’re still using it :) Thanks!
A: YES! It’s what I use to watch all my TV series

Q: Hi Saab! My friend and I think Jim is the ultimate dreamboat! You’re so blessed. Please share more Jim stories. PS, loving your short hair! Love youuu!
A: HE IS. Thank you xx

Q: If there’s a rewind.. what do you want to change.. about your life?
A: I would have made exercise a part of my life years ago. Babaw ba? HAHA

Q: Things you can’t leave home without?
A: My phone, wallet, keys, my EOS lip balm.

Q: Ever thought of doing a daily vlogs?
A: You’d get so sick of me

Q: how did you make the stickers for your band’s album launch?
A: Bought sticker paper, printed them out!

Q: what happened to the man that hit you?
A: He fled to the States with his sister the day after

Q: Hi Saab! I’m a fan! I super love you and Jim teehee! Anyway, pano ka nakapag decide to cut your hair? Ang kapal kasi na hair ko and di ko maachieve ang short hair :(
A: Sobrang kapal ng hair ko! I decided to cut my hair because I just wanted to change my look. And when I heard about Matrix Philippines’ cause, I was pushed to finally do it. But they said “sa August pa ang shoot” that’s why I dyed my hair purple then ash blonde, because I knew I’d cut it all off soon, I might as well ;)

Q: Have you ever had chickenpox? How did you get over the marks? OMG :(
A: I had chicken pox when I was about 6 years old. Thankfully there are no scars!

Q: Ayaw mo ba maging bida naman minsan sa mga palabas mo? I think you’ll do great! :)
A: Girl, isang taon na akong wala sa TV

Q: I caught my bf texting with a girl from omegel
A: Okay..

Q: When did you lost your virginity?
A: Are you lost, teh?

Ask Saab 34

Hello poh
Hello poh

Q: Will you blog about No Filter? Please do!!
A: Of course!!

Q: How often do you have band rehearsals?
A: On months we have a crazy gig sched, it’s hard to squeeze a band practice in especially since we’ve all got day jobs/school. But if someone is going to be a sessionist, we HAVE to rehearse :) If our schedule is pretty open, we try to have at least one jam every 2 weeks!

Q: Do you fight with Clara?
A: Nevarrrrrrr! I love Clara, she’s the best and she loves her ate Saab – I’m dreading the day she realizes I’m such a tita. I always like thinking of myself as her cool, ka-barkada. Alas, I was born in the 80’s and can’t understand some Vine references…

Q: What did Clara do to help you with your blog when she was “interning”? :)
A: Helped with my schedule and did research for me :)

Q: How did you treat yourself after the success of No Filter?
A: You mean, treat myself as in if I bought myself a treat? Or how I treated myself? Hahaha!! I am so proud of myself and the rest of the No Filter team for being so game for anything. So I think I love myself a little bit more after this project hihihi. I did not buy anything big if that’s what you’re asking. Haha

Q: Did you ever use whitening soap or any whitening products? :)
A: Nope! Except for Dove Deo with whitening chorva but I didn’t buy it for the whitening factor.

Q: Has Ely Buendia met Jim’s parents/family? :)
A: Yup!

Q: What is the cool story behind Nunki’s name? ❀️
A: If I told you, it’d tarnish the mystery. It might lessen the coolness factor hehehe 😎

Q: What’s Jim’s family business?
A: It’s called “none of your” business. WALEY. Joke lang. They don’t have a family business. Jim’s dad was a top CEO of a multi-national corporation but has since retired and started his own consultancy business! His parents are also in the process of building a farm in Tagaytay.

Q: How much was your wedding budget? I’m getting married soon and we want to prepare for it na! Pero ceiling namin 500k. #gasp
A: I’m too shy to talk about money huhuhu

Q: hi.. what camera do you use? is it mirrorless? thanks.. :)
A: Sony A6000. Yes :)

Q: Is Julius still a friend? If not, will Jim be ok if you will be?
A: He’s a Facebook friend LELZ and Jim has always been cool with me hanging out with him. But we’re in different circles now so I barely see him anymore!

Q: Did Chino and Maxx make pansinan during your wedding?
A: I didn’t notice, I was busy getting married…… HAHAHA joke lang. Yes.

Q: Has your band ever covered any of your Dad’s songs? If you have, can we hear ’em? :)
A: I think we covered “Sapot” years ago. It’s my dad’s old song with Raymund Marasigan and Rayms sang with us on stage. Sorry, we don’t have a copy of it :(

Q: Hi, bakit hindi “ate” ang tawag mo kay Maxene?
A: I don’t know, we all just call ate Unna “ate” and everyone else is on a first name basis. Except for Clara and Arkin, they both call us all ate and kuya. Hehehe.

Q: Hi Saab. What’s your favorite nail polish brand and color?
A: Chanel Rouge Noir and Orly Liquid Vinyl

Q: Hey saab! Love your new hair! looks perfectly on you! :) Can you share some tips on how you maintain your hair without making “tikwas” or just making it look effortlessly sexy without going to the salon? OMG I’m so annoying! But I just love it, a lot! HAHA Sorry! Loveeee youu :-*
A: THANK YOU! Well, may tikwas pa rin yung hair ko pero kebs! How to make it look effortlessly sexy? BE SEXY. And be effortless. As in wag ka mag suklay. Haha. Tapos mag dark lipstick ka para ma-intimidate sayo yung ibang tao. Tignan natin kung maka-comment sila sa pagkagulo ng buhok mo. Hahahaha!!

Q: Hi Saab! Going to Cebu on Aug 22 for our 10th anniversary with my bf. We have 5 days, and all I have in mind is the city tour and Oslob. Any suggestions what else we can visit?
A: OMG late reply!!!! Sorry!!!

Q: Dear Ate Saab, I just went through a breakup from an almost relationship. How to deal when di naman really naging kayo? So confusing.
A: Sometimes, that could be worse than breaking up from an actual relationship because you’re left with so many what ifs. But at the end of it, there’s a reason why you didn’t end up together. Focus on those reasons and understand why you’re not in a relationship. Accept it and let go.

Q: Hi Saab! Just broke up with my ex and I hate it that he’s moving on so quickly while I’m still really hurting. Am I really selfish? Advice pls!
A: No, it’s perfectly normal to be hurting!! The important thing is not to act on your selfish impulses. The 3-month rule does not exist. If you break up, then you’re broken up. If he’s already hitting on other girls then that’s all the more reason for you to move on as well. Kaya mo yan, girl!! Pero hindi kailangan na gumanti ka ha. Better to focus on yourself. Stop stalking him. Go find a new hobby and keep busy xx

Q: Where did you buy that jacket from your ask sab 30 photo? πŸ˜‚
A: Bench

Q: Why is Saab spelled with a double a 😁
A: It’s from the car brand SAAB

Q: What do you think about your new hair? Will there be a video uploaded soon when you got it cut? P.S. I LOVE YOU <3 <3
A: Yes, there will be a video soon!!

Q: Hi Saab! I guess I’m going throuugh phase right now. It’s overwhelming and I don’t know where to start. Any advice? Love you and your personality! <3
A: Hi! Oh no! I don’t know what to say, I guess all I can give you is: it gets better!!!

Q: We have the same birthday as in the month and day…hahaha sobra akong naamaze cause I’m a fan! :D

Q: fave frank ocean song/s? and what do you feel about the fact na di natuloy yung album release niya nung July? :–(
A: Novacane. Medyo kebs because I haven’t listened to anything from him since Channel Orange!!D:

Q: How do you deal with selfish people? I have a cousin whose selfishness is getting out of hand. I tried to talk to her about it but ako pa yung lumabas na masama ._. any advice? :(
A: I know she’s your cousin but it’s best to avoid people who only think about themselves.

Q: hi Sab! my birthday is fast approaching (Aug 21) any ideas on how to celebrate my 19th year of existence? :)
A: Sorry I’m late huhuhuhuhu invite your friends over to your house and play a board game. Afterwards, everybody has to light a candle and wish out loud for you to never lose your youth. Blow all the candles and cry as you realize their wishes will not come true. BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Q: OMG! Saab I miss your waivy-astig long hair! Did it make tampo? hehe
A: I wouldn’t know.. Dedz na siya..

Q: Paano kayo nagkakilala ni Candy?
A: Our exes are friends

A Visit To The Singapore Zoo

After visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan last February, this might be my favorite trip yet. I mean, I saw a polar bear. A POLAR BEAR. AGHHHH the cuteness!!


The Singapore Zoo is known as the world’s best rainforest zoo.


We went to the zoo for Nunki (whose favorite animal is the giraffe) and as I am a big animal lover, I was happy to visit the Singapore Zoo because of how well they treat the animals.


All throughout the 69-acre grounds were signs to enlighten tourists about animal cruelty and the illegal buying of exotic animals.

I realized I had been to this zoo before with my family, except we went at night time for the Night Safari tour. Seeing the animals in the day time and by foot made me feel like more of an explorer!





White tigers taking a little catnap
White tigers taking a little catnap


What the?!?!
What the?!?!
Pygmy hippo!
Pygmy hippo!
Pumba!! πŸ—
A cassowary
A cassowary
A human girl
A human girl
A sleepy koala
A sleepy koala 🐨
Get out, hoomuns!
Get out, hoomuns!
A little hipster xx
A little hipster xx
A bastos monkey who peed out in the open and started inserting its finger in its butt!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha
A bastos monkey who peed out in the open and started inserting its finger in its butt!!!!!!!! Hahahahaha πŸ™ˆ
We missed the feeding time huhu
We missed the feeding time huhu
Sarap mag swimming
Sarap mag swimming
Some animals are adopted and sponsored by big corporations like  this giraffe named Growie, adopted by Abbott Nutrition that has a powdered milk product to help kids grow tall and strong
Some animals are adopted and sponsored by big corporations like this giraffe named Growie, adopted by Abbott Nutrition that has a powdered milk product to help kids grow tall and strong
Omg sobrang scary
Omg sobrang scary
Godzilla vibes
Godzilla vibes
Acting on point
Acting on point
A cute tourist couple a.k.a. my mommy Bing and papa Gerry Bacarro hehehe
A cute tourist couple a.k.a. my mommy Bing and papa Gerry Bacarro hehehe
Silly kids
Silly kids
Walking around was no biggie because of all the trees and the shade they provided
Walking around was no biggie because of all the trees and the shade they provided
Did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch can't pronounce "penguin?"
Did you know that Benedict Cumberbatch can’t pronounce “penguin?”
Google it!!
Google it!!🐧
Asian small-clawed otter livin da lyf
Asian small-clawed otter livin da lyf
Yup, they're still sleeping hehe
Yup, they’re still sleeping hehe

I actually did some research because I was skeptic about how they kept these huge, dangerous animals in cage-less confinements. “They probably have invisible electric fields that shock the animals!!! THAT’S SO MEAN!!!” Well, apparently that’s not the case.

Animals are kept in spacious, landscaped enclosures separated from the visitors by either dry or wet moats. The moats are concealed with vegetation or dropped below the line of vision. Dangerous animals that can climb well are housed in landscaped glass-fronted enclosures. (via Wikipedia)

After a wonderful day at the zoo, we all went back to the hotel and showered before celebrating papa Gerry’s 59th birthday at Mario Batali’s restaurant, Osteria Mozza. Most of the staff are Filipino, by the way! Yay!







It was definitely a trip to remember.🐾