Aba, Maria! Punong-puno ka ng... grasya!

Saturday, January 02, 2010 Jonette 8 Comments

... sumasabog pa!

(for non-Filipino speakers out there, the title above is a roughed-up translation of the first line of the Hail Mary: Hail Mary, full of grace. In thins case, it's been altered to translate into "Hail Mary, full of grace...  and then some!")


 This is a rather dainty blouse I found of the racks of an ukay-ukay store in Cubao on the 30th of December. The good news? The pretty lace, the subtly sparkly gray material, the embroidery on the sleeves. (not seen here.) Not bad for P105! (That's about $1.99.)

The bad/tough news? Boobs.

I soon discovered the blouse, despite the garter button loops on the bodice, was rather tight in the chest area, and I was left with two options: (1) button up, compress, and leave the loops holding on for dear life, or (2) leave the front unbuttoned, risk exposure, and breathe freely.

Truth be told, I really don't mind letting the buttons go free -- it's quite refreshing, really.  I guess I'm just going to have to button up whenever I'm around James. His being protective of me rises in proportion to the amount of skin I expose. Oh, what a guy. :D

But I really do love the blouse. I must take my clothes-hunting to more ukay-ukay sites, if not only for apparel to take apart and customize. :)


  1. What a good find! It's been so long since I last went to ukay-ukay. My mother in law loves going there. I sometimes envy her finds, we're almost the same size.

    How about wearing lacy bra? I think I saw one from Avon where the chest area were covered by lace. You'll get coverage but still comfortable, and it's lace. :D

  2. a lacy cami-bra? pwede! Thanks for the suggestion. I wonder if I can find one in my size, and I hope the blouse can still accommodate it. :)

  3. Pretty! I say go unbuttoned. :)

    Happy New Year!

    And thank you for the lovely response to my sick post. :)

  4. Thanks, Meream! a Happy New Year to you too! Hope you're felling better now. :)

  5. Yes, I cami-bra. My sister just wore hers yesterday and I was like, that's what I'm talking about in Jonette's blog. I never get to wear those because of the lack of boobage. It's amazing how my daughter can get enough breastmilk with my booblets.

  6. Gene, really? Maybe I should give it a try. :)

    as for breast milk, thumbs up to what you do! Your daughter is drinking herself to better health, higher grades, and a closer bond with you. :) May I ask, do you eat or take anything to help the milk along?

  7. Not really. I just eat anything I want. They say that halaan soup helps but I don't eat those. I tried it once but didn't like the taste. But I try to not eat anything with bagoong. Una's pedia said it's field with allergens. I just drink lots of water especially after drinking coffee to help dilute it. I can't stop drinking coffee no matter how I tried, I have to take at least once a day or I'll have headaches. Oh and I take lots of soup from sinigang, tinola and nilaga and sometimes milk. There are also malunggay capsules sold here but it's too expensive, 9 pesos each.

  8. Aaah, I see. Yeah, I've heard mussels and malunggay can help a lot. It would be awesome if you had a malunggay tree in your backyard. (or nick some from empty lots, like what some sneaky uncles of mine did. hahaha! eherm, eherm, eherm.) ^_^"


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