My Top 8 Essential Apps for Amazing Instagram Pictures


Great articles for iphone apps if your using your phone for posting photos in your blogs or other social media.

Originally posted on My Girls On Tour:

When I started my blog I also started my Instagram Account @abigirlx, which enabled me to post and share with my followers my adventures, looks and shenanigans in a more visual and immediate way. I felt it was important to try to uphold the high standard set by other fashion bloggers and beauty belles and to try and share beautiful pictures. But how to do this when I am taking photos with my I-Phone in a darkened room? And then my when I switch to my front camera to take a selfie my face is there like…


So here are some some of the Apps which I use to digitally enhance selfies, pics and make them more radiant and “Instagram” worthy, but they can be used for blogs too!

Number 1. Perfect 365 (Free)

Hands down the best App I have ever used. This is an absolute God send for…

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Part 3 – PH Vacay

Day 10 – Aug.10 (Sun)
Before we go somewhere, we have to say thank you to our almighty god just nearby our hotel. Afterwards, we went to talk if the town SM Aura. We thought that it was big it just a 4 storey mall and we enjoy the roof top/deck.

Our lunch at the vietnamese cuisine.


Day 11 – Aug.11 (Mon)
Swimming time at the hotel and bonding as well.

We stroll and buy some “pasalubong” (presents) in the SM Megamall big mall and meet my mom to hand over those cute dress of my daughter.


We had dinner at goto king. Craving for porridge.

Love it!

Grocery time for our supplies that we can’t buy it in Japan at Robinsons Supermarket
Look what we have here nice ads Coke!


Day12 – Aug.12 (Tues)
Strolled at the Eastwood and start packing
Dinner @ Sbarro at the Eastwood Mall


Meet some friends at the SM Megamall alone took a taxi get scared of it the way they drive some more i’m not get use to it commute in my own land :(

Friends for life… They were my friends since 1998 when i was a single they know all my pass bf or exes. Knows the reason why we broke up as well. Eventhough we all apart we still don’t forget to communicate to each other some more if someone are going back to the philippines we will give a time to meet. A non-stop chitty chat and laughing. Some gossiping as well from the past, celebrity, politics etc topics.

Day 13 – Aug.13 (Tues)
Our flight day. Once more before we leave, 2nd breakfast at Jollibee.


And paalam Pilipinas at the terminal 2 (philippine airlines)


We reach in Japan around 7pm safe, eat dinner first before we go home.


End of our Vacay now back to normal.

Part 2 – PH Vacay

Day 6 August 6 Wed.
What is good of our vacay in the phils is the cheap pamper… spa time!


Here’s the polish nail i choose… Love it!

Then, we had lunch in Aristocrat Resto. yup, its a pilipino dishes.



Snacks it was the famous halo halo of Razon of Guagua one of my favorite… Ensaymada and cheese of Red Ribbon
Sorry, i don’t have picture as my phone that time has been drained :(

Day 7 August 7 (Thursday)
Its time to check in hotel in Libis, Quezon City which is Richmonde Hotel
Great place/location and friendly staff but the internet connection is sucks so slow. We have to pay Php500.00 for 1day access. We travel a lot and usually wi-fi/internet connection are free even in a budget hotel. But this hotel, let say 3 or 4 star hotel their internet are precious like gold :( darn, next will try other hotels… The good thing it was just near by and accessible for the mall and meet ups. Anyway, we just enjoy staying there bec of the location.
Lunch we had a chinese food but i forgot the name of the resto (forgive me)




I love the steam fish the best!

After, have some rest in the hotel as we came down from the mountain (Cavite) to Manila takes 2hrs drive. Afternoon, stroll around the vicinity of eastwood and we had snacks in Diary Queen



Dinner, i was craving for daing na bangus (milk fish) at Tapa King


Day 8 August 8 (Fri)
Our first breakfast in the hotel (buffet)

Afterwards, we went SM Megamall one of the biggest mall near by. Lunch at Pizza Hut not that fancy hehehe

We tried the goto (porridge) of Goodah not bad but not that delicious at all. We eat street food like fish balls, squid balls and kikiam oh i miss it when i was a kid in our province we often, wait this cart to pass in front of our gate and asking daddy to give me a coin hehehehe.

Day 9 August 9 (Sat)
This is the reason why we are here in the philippines :) it was my daughter christening we held it at the Christ the King Greenmeadows and the reception at Hogalbi Restaurant, Tiendesitas



Post the rest of the vacay in a few days…

PH Vacay for 2weeks

Yup, sorry if i didn’t update my journal. And yes, we had a great time and memorable vacation in the Philippines (my origin)…

Day 1 – August 1
We wake up early, coz our flight is around 10am so, as airport info you have to be in the airport 2hrs. before your flight. (Right?) well, sometimes 3hrs. Torture! Hehehehe

And my little princess so brave didn’t hurt her ears from take off and landing…

See, she occupied the one seat to lay her down and sleep… It’s 4hrs flight from Kix, Japan to naia, philippines.

Reach in the phils. Almost past lunch and here’s our first meal… Dinuguan well its my hubby favorite pinoy food


Day 2 – August 2
Breakfast with my hubby families.

I just missed this bread way back when i was in Malaysia – Gardenia bread

Trying to fit my little princess inside this… Look her reaction


We went in the mall, famous mall of the philippines – SM Mall (dasmarinas branch)

One of my favorite drinks – Quickly Taro Taro Special and lastly the big bee food


All time favorite of the kids in the Philippines- Jollibee

Day 3 – August 3 (Sun)
We don’t failed to visit Pink Sister whenever we go back in the Philippines. Of course we have to thanks for the blessing and safe of our love ones.


And we have matching Sesame Street t-shirts (lovely isn’t)

Now, after praying, pigging out with pilipino foods and my hubby’s family

Below our the food we orders:
crispy pata
grilled hito
kang kong with bagoong

Day 4 – August 4 (Mon)
Check it out my new hair-do!
Thank you Bench Fix… Kudos!
I feel light and young hehehehe

Oh by the way, i sacrifice my lunch for this :-( i just eat jollyhotdog for my hair

And, i just had my fattening dinner donuts of Krispy Kreme


Day 5 – August 5 (Tues)
Visit my parents it just a day trip. I wanted to sleep there but the thing is a lot of mosquitos flying around. They might bite my little princess porcelain skin hehehehe

My mom (grandmother) made some pretty dress to little princess so cute.

Above pix, my bff since graders… She married two times well, actually once only as you know no divorce in the phils opppssss i have to stop writing she might get angry if i write it down her real love life stories. In sort the second, just live in… ill stop now enough! Anyway, i’m glad she had time to visit to my parents house to catch up.

I have also visit me one of my close friend in college oh, she also have different stories as well very tragic really i swear she just talk non stop very frustrating to her family and devastating life she had or experience. I hope we can meet her in Japan she’s just 2 hrs. Drive from our place. Hoping she will be fine going back in Japan.

ill just post the rest of our vacay in a few days…

Crochet Rose Ring Tutorial


I must try this… Next project.

Originally posted on The Green Dragonfly:

I made another rose ring today, and I thought Id write a tutorial, so you can make one too.

Crochet Rose RingIt really is a very quick project!

Using yarn of your choice and a corresponding hook, chain 17. Double crochet in the fifth chain from the hook. Chain 1 DC into the same stitch. *Skip 1 chain, DC, Chain 1, DC int the next stitch*, repeat across your chain- you should end up with 7 DC-chain 1-DC pairs.

Crochet Rose RingTurn your work. Chain 3, DC 5 times, ss into the first chain 1 space. Sc into the next space.

DC 6 times, ss into the next chain 1 space. Sc into the next space.

DC 7 times, ss into the next chain 1 space. Sc into the next space.

DC 7 times, ss into the next chain 1 space. Sc into the next space.

DC 8 times, ss into the next chain…

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Diagram for the first time mom

I hope this will be help for those first mom to be or either mothers out there to know.

As speak, know the food for mothers who soon to breast feed their babies.

This is helpful to monitor the behavior of our baby

If your not going to breastfeed, this chart will be help.

For the baby eats solid food.

Chart for your babies likes the food listed.

Oh, this one my favorite… Sleepness nights, additional to know the sleep of your baby.

Sleeping Goals



Development of the baby

3mos old month

Yesterday my little princess turn 3mos. Times really flies so fast…

She got a lot of development these past days…
– smile often
– laugh with a sound
– legs raising up and down
– when you will put camera in front of her she will start giggling
– she loves watching tv especially cartoons

We celebrate her birthday eating outside, sushi my favorite!


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