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Shopping Spree!

My mom warned me to get plenty of clothes or our baby girl before moving to Brazil because things there are EXPENSIVE nowadays.  So needless to say, when I went to Divisoria with a friend of mine this week, I didn’t let the fact that “baby won’t fit into this for at least another year or two” stop me.

So maybe I went a big overboard, but then I got home and regretted not buying more (now who wants to go back to Divisoria with me?).  So this is what 50 bucks gets you at Divisoria:

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And yes, that IS a bumblebee swimsuit on the bottom right (complete with lycra wings and stinger on the back!  I should have bought more sizes!!).

I also got a couple of cute collapsible baby hampers…

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I have no idea why expats are hesitant about going to Divisoria on their own.  “Oh bring a Filipino to help you navigate” and so on.  Sure, there are parts there that are a bit crazy, but if you’re looking for bags and clothes, just go to the malls (999 and 168 are the two I go to) and then you’re in a mall with stands, crazier than your normal mall, sure, but loads cheaper too!

Editing to say:  Our original baby girl has not been forgotten, and has been prancing around town wearing this…

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Back soon…

Don’t give up on my just yet – it’s been super-quiet around these parts, but at this time tomorrow Tracy will be on her flight back to NYC so all the shopping, eating out, non-working out and non-blogging will cease so normal life can resume.  (I don’t even want to weigh myself:  super bloated, clothes are tight, it’s not looking good…)

More pictures and updates from our trip to Kota Kinabalu and from my trip with Tracy to Coron.  Meanwhile, I’ve posted a ton to instagram lately, and this is what you missed…

Drinking red ginseng tea on my way to pick up Tracy at the airport…  (I was running a 101 fever then – not fun.)

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First glimpse at our hotel in Kota Kinabalu (highly recommend the Magellan Sutera – it was wonderful!).

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Enjoying the pool, while facing the (tiny) beach.

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Karl can’t help but pick up (other people’s) trash from the beach.

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Sunday, when my fever was finally gone (without needing to take a fever reducer to function – all gone for real!), we woke up to this (and it was like that ALL DAMN DAY – and it wasn’t just rain, that walkaway flooded soon after):

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Inappropriate much?

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Yes, the postcard was cute…

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Another shot of our lovely hotel!

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If you ever wondered:  yep, Starbucks is the same in any country you go to…

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Philippines Independence day!  HUGE flag in Ayala Park!

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Tracy getting her first foot massage in Asia!

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We made it to Coron!  Now it’s dinnertime!

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My dinner:  kinilaw (Filipino ceviche – it’s amazing!) and garlic squid.  With rice, of course, this is the Philippines after all.

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Tracy’s first halo-halo experience.  Now we keep shouting “halo-halo!” “HALO!” like idiots.  Inside joke, Karl did not get it…

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Surprise, surprise!  The view from our hotel (Asia Grand View) was awesome!  Highly recommend it, by the way, super nice people, quiet, a 5 minute, 15 pesos, tricycle ride to town and you get to look at this during breakfast…

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Waiting for boarding at the Coron Airport.  And yes, this is the whole thing.

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Back in Manila!  Tracy shops at the Mall of Asia!

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And buys a ridiculous amount of SPAM at the hypermarket…

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Remember our friends who adopted the kitten I found?  Soooo…  They pulled a Carla, and on Saturday I went to help them feed this tiny little kitten.  Here’s hoping he makes it.  Like the one I found, this also had no mom to be found, but was in the middle of the street.  He doesn’t even have his eyes open yet, and the umbilical cord is still attached…

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If you have dinner with Tracy, this is what happens:

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Lily getting some loving from Karl…

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All dressed up, nowhere to go!

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Tracy went shopping in Divisoria, and all she got was this huge coffee bun.  Seriously, no purses?  This time, I bought not bags for myself, and was super-proud.  Baby steps.

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Karl showing off his Bangkok purchase from January.  May the froth be with you.

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Greenhills!  Tracy now regrets not buying the necklace she’s holding in the picture.

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Pearls at Greenhills…  Yes, I bought more.  Because you can’t have too many necklaces, right?

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Lots of construction noise going on upstairs.  Lily was very scared (but super cuddly, so it’s a win for me!).

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