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What is Your Idea of Beauty Today?

What is Your Idea of Beauty Today?

This morning, I woke up with facial allergies. The kind that doesn’t really itch like crazy but leaves your whole face red, blotchy, a little swollen, and hot. It was not a pretty sight to see, nor was it a good feeling to have. A lukewarm bath later, my skin didn’t exactly improve, and I...
Food for Thought: What I Got Out of the Trump Inaugural

Food for Thought: What I Got Out of the Trump Inaugural

Before you continue to read on, I just want to stress that this is not a post that has political flavor. So please let’s leave the dirty side of taking sides in politics out 🙂 I was one of the millions who saw Trump being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States....
SALE Season + The Bag Hag Diaries Revamp Soon!

SALE Season + The Bag Hag Diaries Revamp Soon!

It took a bit of time, but part of the reason why I haven’t been blogging much as well is because I am pretty much waiting for the new look of the blog to be up. I haven’t been able to keep you all up to speed on what’s going on because well, I realize...
A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy...

A Letter to My 1st Love, My Daddy…

Dear Daddy, Today, while cleaning some of my old things, your 11- year old grandchild found this photo of us, taken on my 18th birthday. Staring at this photo transported me back in time to that night at the ballroom of Shangrila Makati, where I celebrated my “debut” wearing that crazy heavy gown. There were...
Lazy Long Halloween Weekend!

Lazy Long Halloween Weekend!

Here in Manila, we all had a long Halloween- All Saints’ Day weekend. I took this time to catch up on sleep (because my rhinitis + asthma deprived me of it), and then enjoyed Netflix. Oh boy Netflix, you are killing my social life lol. But the good news there is, I did get some...
So I joined Asia's Next Top Model, Cycle 5...

So I joined Asia’s Next Top Model, Cycle 5…

If you are following both my instagram accounts @thebaghag and @thebaghagdiaries, then you might already have known that yes, I did audition for Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5 (AsNTM). Pause… *LOL* The executive producer and his team were in town for the open model casting here in the Philippines, and they were hoping to...
The Bag Hag's Spuddie (Nose): An Update Over a Year Later

The Bag Hag’s Spuddie (Nose): An Update Over a Year Later

My Dearest Reader, I do wonder if you are still with me at this time, because I haven’t really been updating my blog for quite some time. I don’t know about you but I feel as if instagram had become today’s main social medium of choice, and it seems easier and more accessible to work...
Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Travelog: Trouble in Oakland

Two nights ago, my family and I decided to drive over to Oakland for some authentic Chinese food. We have been coming to Oakland Chinatown for nearly 30 years just to eat at one of our old haunts, without any remarkable incident. The restaurant is located along the 8th street in a normally busy area...
In San Francisco and Blending Right in

In San Francisco and Blending Right in

Hi everyone! After that super fun but too short Tokyo trip, I am back in the city I called home a decade ago. Every year, my fambam and I fly to San Francisco for the holidays. We have been staying in the same home for nearly 30 years now and each time we come back,...
A Swift Replacement: Taylor Swift Songs Describe Budding Hiddleston Romance

A Swift Replacement: Taylor Swift Songs Describe Budding Hiddleston Romance

Ok so this is NOT a bag- related post. I just want to exercise my right to vent LOL. I woke up this morning to news about Tom Hiddleston. His name was trending. So I was thinking finally, they chose him to be the next James Bond. But oh no, this was not to be!...
Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Reeled in by the June (Birthday) Bug

Oh dear, where had all those months gone? In the blink of an eye, it was 2016. And in another blink, it’s already June– so where did all the 6 months go? I have honestly been cruising along in the last few weeks. Confession: I don’t think I ever got over jet lag. Drat, this...
The "Next Step"... What's in it for The Bag Hag?

The “Next Step”… What’s in it for The Bag Hag?

WARNING: THIS POST IS TEXT- HEAVY!!!! In the past few weeks, I have been doing a lot of reorganizing offline (aka real life lol), and have been figuring out what is my “next step.”  You noticed my absence on the blog—and I’ll slowly unveil what has been on my mind, although I hope I won’t...