A Day in My Life

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My life isn’t at all that exciting to chronicle. Sometimes, I’m just in my pajamas, taking blog photos, sending emails, editing, drafting posts, sending out more emails then rushing down to the kitchen to cook lunch – all while Selene practices her art skills on my work desk, sometimes even on my lap. Other times, I need to be out and about for meetings, errands, events, taking time off from Selene’s tantrums. Today was an extra special day because a shiny, blue Chevy Sonic was delivered at my doorstep to test drive for a few days. Did it make me hate Manila traffic a little less? Not one bit. Ha! But it did make me realize something else. Warning: this entry will contain quite a narcissistic amount of photos of my face that it can make up for my #FOTD slack.
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11:30 am
I wake up around 7:30-8AM depending on how early or late I slept the night before. I always have a cup of coffee first (the dependency is da realest), prepare breakfast, check my emails, prepare Selene’s lunch (if I’ll be out that afternoon), go through my to-do list in my head while drafting blog posts or replying to emails (only to forget everything afterwards). When Selene wakes up, we eat breakfast together, I give her a bath then I take a shower after. I finish up what I need to do before leaving (during which Selene usually comes up to me, asks to be seated on my lap for ‘quality time’).
During this event-filled day, I dropped Selene off at my mom-in-law’s before leaving. Upon seeing the bright blue Chevy parked in front of our house, her first words were, “WOW, BLUE CAR!“. Her excitement even beat mine as she climbed up frantically on the back seat that I had to hurriedly install her carseat. As a mom, I always look for riding comfort especially when I take Selene with me. It’s the first thing I look for now – as I can’t have her whining at the back in her carseat when it’s crazy traffic and it’s just the two of us in there (her Dad is away for 6 months so there’ll be lots of it!).
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12:30 pm
During this day, I first had a meeting for a possible blog collaboration with a network. Can’t fully discuss anything because it’s still in the works but I’m hoping this will push through. It’s quite a refreshing kind of content for The Misty Mom. Still very much beauty-related, don’t worry!
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1:30 pm
From Tomas Morato, my next event is at The Fort. Instead of taking the ‘normal person’ decision which is going home first since the event is still at 5PM, I decided to think like a Northerner and travel (almost 4 frikkin’ hours!!) early than cry in the midst of heavy traffic later and realize I won’t catch anything anymore. The Sonic’s good handling control and vehicle stability makes me feel safe while driving from one appointment to another – yes, even while passing through reckless bus drivers who feel like they’re Kings of EDSA.
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It wasn’t rush hour but it took almost two hours to get to The Fort. Love how my face went from chill to ‘move away from the side mirror bbbb!!!’ to ‘FML it’s traffic at this hour????’.
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3:45 pm
Ahhh, the beauty of compact cars – they’re a breeze to park! Absolutely had no trouble parking the Chevy Sonic no matter how insensitive the next space parker is (don’t follow the lines for parking, that’s why they’re there guys). My next stop for this day was a beauty event at the pool area of F1 hotel. ‘Twas extremely hot and humid that day! I’m sweating now just remembering it. But round up a bunch of beauty bloggers + add a newly released range of waterproof, humidity-proof pencils = there’ll be plenty of thoughts to be exchanged and shared that the sweat-in-the-nether-regions-inducing weather becomes negligible. Beauty events usually finish in 2 hours max. Any longer after that and you’ve lost your audience.
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The event photographer that day couldn’t contain his curiosity and  came up to us to ask us why we were drawing on our hands a.k.a swatching. He learned something new that day.
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I Work, I Play
I won’t pretend I know anything about cars. Embarrassing as it sounds, I even had to park this five-door hatchback Chevy to the side going home that when I realized I was driving without headlights. It may have taken this car genius 10-15 mins before I found it. Let me just say that I absolutely enjoyed driving it because it gives me better control with the pedals especially in traffic jams. I can’t believe I’m saying this but guys, I enjoyed driving through the traffic using this Sonic. It’s compact, it’s stylish – I like that the backseat door handles are placed on top, beside the window – and it’s super spacious. The flexible folding seats allow for more space for our things – like Selene’s stroller, suitcase of toys, another suitcase of snacks (LOL). If this were really my car, it could even double as my vanity/closet/second-home as well. Selene would probably move in with me and turn the compartment into her Suri Cruise dollhouse.
I would definitely choose this as my first car if I could. Although I won’t be getting it in such an Ateneo Blue color (I’ve no school spirit, sue me). My color choice would be the beautiful White Diamond Tricoat (see here).
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    • June 12, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      Thank you Marsya 🙂

  1. June 11, 2015 / 7:36 pm

    “taking time off Selene’s tantrums” lol can’t wait for the day I can say that about Star. LOVE YOUR DRESS! <3

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:14 pm

      Enjoy the enjoyable stage, Er!! 🙂 Haha. Tantrum stage is a whole new world! I pull out patience where I didn’t even know I had it. NKKLK!

  2. June 11, 2015 / 7:42 pm

    I really love these kinds of posts! It was so interesting to see what your day was like, and that car sounds great. x


    • June 12, 2015 / 3:18 pm

      Thanks for the thoughts, dear! Appreciate it 🙂 I may do more of these soon since this kind of entry has had great response. Always appreciate your comments! THANK YOU :*

  3. Claudia
    June 11, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    Your days sounds so exciting, mine consist of pjs, laptop (to watch youtube etc) and reading haha. That car sounds like such a dream to drive! Beautiful photographs xx

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:21 pm

      It’s because this day was eventful – I’ve days where I’m home and just in PJs as well watching Peppa Pig videos with my daughter. Maybe I’ll do another post on those kinds of days :)) Thanks for the kind words, Claudia!

  4. June 11, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    I’m nosy, so it’s my guilty pleasure reading Day-in-the-Life posts. Your home office space looks like a chic wonderland. Aaaaaah, so glamorous, Shari! <3

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:24 pm

      I haven’t gotten around to finishing it, tbh. Lack of budget na so mostly DIY na lang. I bought secondhand P100 frames with no photographs/artworks in them yet so I can’t hang them pa. I spray painted lang because medyo sira sira na. I also bought stuff in tiangges/antique shops na super budget buys to fill the space 🙂 Thanks for the kind words, Marielle!! :**

  5. Sharisse
    June 11, 2015 / 8:37 pm

    I’d like to know what coffee ang iniinom mo sa umaga and kung san galing (brand) dress mo? PLEASE!

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:25 pm

      3-in-1 coffee like Nescafe Brown n Creamy or Great Taste White. I like my sugar WITH COFFEE :)) Hahaha! My dress is from SM Teens (LOL) :))

  6. June 11, 2015 / 8:46 pm

    In Australia we call Chevys “Holdens” and we are a household with 3 of ’em! I used to have a small compact one like this before I had Nash, but now drive a large sports wagon. Love it! We go away a fair bit and need huge amounts of space. This car would be fab for inner city living and you look gorgeous cruising around xx

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:53 pm

      Holden sounds so posh! I love it. Yes, for travels – especially with a baby/toddler where you have to bring the whole playroom (LOL), a sports wagon is the way to go. :)) Thank you for the sweet words, babe!! :**

      • June 12, 2015 / 5:41 pm

        Haha Holdens ain’t posh, ask any Australian. Every second person owns a Holden x

        • June 14, 2015 / 7:46 pm

          I was referring to the the name “Holden”, babe 🙂 It sounds much classier than a “Chevy” which is country-sounding :)) LOL!!

  7. June 11, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    The car looks great, loved this kind of post hun. The photos of you in the car are classic, haha.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:53 pm

      I still cringe looking at myself posing with the car LOL. But thanks for liking this kind of post nonetheless, Hanh! :* Appreciate it!!

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks, Tal!

  8. June 11, 2015 / 10:31 pm

    Sounds like an exciting day for you, Shari! You seem to balance all the things you need to do so well! And you were from Ateneo?

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Yezzzzz, I am. Fr. Dacanay-taught, AMDG-everything and from the pre-walkway from CAF to SEC buildings era 🙂

      • June 14, 2015 / 9:08 pm

        OMG I’m from Ateneo too, with one year to graduation! 😀 Not Dacanay-taught though because my majors clashed with his class. 🙁

  9. Lily
    June 12, 2015 / 12:34 pm

    What a creative way to write about the car, Shari. Love to be able to take a peek into your daily life too 🙂

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:55 pm

      Thank you, Lily!!! Appreciate the feedback :***

  10. June 12, 2015 / 1:37 pm

    Ang ganda ng office space mo! Great pictures as always Shari!

    • June 12, 2015 / 3:56 pm

      Thanks CJ!! It’s not complete yet. Nawalan na ko funds and patience to DIY the stuff I want to put up HAHAHA:))

  11. June 12, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    So classy forever <3 Hot momma driving a car with a super charming baby, nako Enzo, uwi ka na :))

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Hahaha! So funny, Tells!! I know I’m so delayed answering comments – I missed your despedida HUHU. See you in Korea?!? Punta ako Jan next year!!! Please tour my friends and I! 🙂 Ingat ka diyan!

  12. June 12, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    ok new job for you: car model LOL but you know, the classy kind and not the super skimpy car show models
    dude that day was pretty busy! and i loved your dress

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      LOLOL!! Car model :)) Thanks, Jenn! Your comment made my day – even if I’m only replying 3 months after!

  13. June 13, 2015 / 3:14 am

    I love that you were so creative, doing a day in the life featuring the car! 🙂 You look beautiful, as always and that dress looks amazing on you! 🙂

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:55 pm

      Thanks, Nina!! Appreciate the feedback!! 🙂 ALWAYS! :* Sending you my hugs!

  14. June 13, 2015 / 5:29 am

    Such a creative content! Super like yung photos sa car door!

    Nice car btw! Cool dashboard! 😀

  15. June 14, 2015 / 1:52 pm

    I love your dress Shari! It suits such a classy mom like you. I like how you gave us readers a peek into your life for a day. It’s more exciting than mine for sure! Haha 🙂

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:56 pm

      Thanks, Nikki! Would you believe I bought it in SM TEENS for half the original price LOL! So it’s under 400 bucks lang. Hihi!!! Thanks for the sweet feedback! Although it’s not as exciting in real life, LOL!!

  16. June 27, 2015 / 11:01 am

    #carmodel #OFFICEGOALS
    UGH, THAT WHITE DIAMOND VERSION THOUGH. I’d love to have my own car–makes getting around town so much easier (though realistically, don’t have enough of a social life to justify one). I really like how compact this car is, although realistically, my dream car is the Mini Cooper. SO CUTE.

    • September 17, 2015 / 2:57 pm

      LOL AT THOSE HASHTAGS! I think I’ll need a change in career since you guys are saying I could do car modelling :))) Why didn’t I look into it before?! The Diamond White version is my pick toooo. And while I would love to drive a Mini Cooper (it’s my husband’s favorite car as well), it would be unwise to do so in Manila traffic! THE BUSES MIGHT NOT EVEN SEE THE CAR AND WILL JUST RUN OVER IT :)))) Not kidding. I wish I were. LOL

  17. Thomas Carmody
    July 27, 2016 / 8:53 am

    Nice post. Compact cars do have their benefits. Where were these photos taken?

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