Category Archives: Inside my Bag

It All Started with a Speedy

For so many years I tried so hard to avoid designer handbags. Apart from the fact that they are so expensive, I also know that I’d certainly get hooked once I’ve started. I used to say that I’d rather spend my hard-earned money traveling in one or two neighboring countries than buy a designer handbag until an irresistible offer on LV Speedy 30 [fresh from Europe] landed on my feet.

To make the long story short, it all started with a Speedy. I told myself that I wouldn’t get another bag in the very near future but it only took me less than 3 months until I got attracted to a really nice black tote… I though, “just the perfect size for an office bag.” So I told myself again, “it’s over”.. this has got to stop.

One day I realized, I needed a small bag so I went on looking for a small one and the hunt didn’t take long.


This cute Fendi can be converted into a wristlet… and that gold chain can also serve as an accessory around your wrist. The small inside pocket can hold credit cards and folded notes. Surprisingly, this cutie can hold the essential stuff; pressed powder, lipstick, oil control film, an iPhone and charger, after dinner mints keys  and pocket facial tissue.

fendi2I certainly love it! I’m a big-bag-person but this one is a star.

So, did I  stop here?? The answer is a BIG NO 🙂

Longer Life for my Bag

I know a lot of women who carry so much stuff in their handbags. Stuff they don’t use and sometimes forget they are actually inside the bag.

I still wonder why I have to carry too much stuff inside my bag when in fact I don’t even need them. Maybe it’s the fear of not having them when I finally need them. I remember a friend asking me if I also had a washing machine in my bag. This is because I always have the bits and pieces every time they need something.

Tonight I decided to unload some stuff which I don’t normally use or need on a regular basis. It will ease the burden on my shoulder and most of all… give my bag a longer life. I love my bags!


That is the bag Im currently using. I put the wallet for scale purposes only.


Those are the things that go inside the bag. Not that much now; a small makeup pouch, small umbrella, wallet, mobile phone and a rolled up scarf.


I use a bag organizer to make it neat and to protect the bag lining from stains.


This is how it looks like now, neat and organized. Obviously I can fit everything in a smaller handbag now, but I just love bigger ones. 🙂

My Red Liu Jo

If money was not an issue, I would rather have a red designer handbag than a new piece of gadget. In fact, my ultimate dream is to go on bag-shopping spree for one whole day. Well, I guess a girl can dream, can she not? 🙂

In the past few months, I’ve been searching for a red tote bag. Red handbag never fails to brighten my gloomy days up. There are several nice ones I found online but they don’t fit into my currently complicated budget scheme. After a few months of searching and not finding a nice and budget friendly one, I somehow gave up [for a while] and settled for a black tote bag which is very useful since I carry a lot of stuff in my bag every day. I don’t know but I always feel like I need bring so much stuff; which made my friend asked me one time if I was also carrying a washing machine in my bag.

During my recent trip to Manila, I was wandering at the mall after having my most wanted me-time when I passed by the newly opened Liu Jo shop. I saw this shiny red tote bag on display and after an instant; I was inside the shop, in front of the mirror with this bag on my shoulder. Without any further deliberation at the back of head, I asked for a new stock and handed my debit card to the woman behind the counter. Yes, I found my red tote bag just when I was not expecting it. I love it, in fact I used it the same day I bought it. I couldn’t wait for another day without using it so I went to the ladies room and transferred my stuff into it. I used it every single day for two straight weeks before giving it some needed rest. I don’t want to ruin it soon, It has got a long way to go 🙂

there she is

Note: I downloaded this image and I forgot to copy the link, I couldn’t seem to find it now. My apologies to the site owner.

Every time I pass by Liu Jo branch in Ayala Center Cebu, I couldn’t help but get inside the shop and admire their collection of bags and shoes. In fact, there was this cute little handbag that I’ve been thinking of for two weeks now. Well, maybe next month if it’s still there, I would love to have that one as well. It’s not red but it’s got red straps, and let me say it again… it’s so cute!

Here is the site , it’s in Italian though. Have fun browsing ladies 🙂

Birthday Present

Gadgets are cool stuff, it’s just that I’m not a gadget enthusiast.  I’m happy having  just the basic ones; laptop, netbook, iPod Touch and of course a mobile phone.

I’m always hesitant when it comes to buying a latest piece of gadget. I don’t know why, maybe because I got used to having them as presents. Last month was my birthday month, and I was thinking of getting myself a nice birthday present; and after a few days I finally decided to purchase a new mobile phone. Well, I still got two mobile phones and they are both in good working condition but I just couldn’t resist the urge to buy one. So, I got myself the new Nokia N8. I love its features especially the 12MP camera and I enjoy the three customizable home pages;  ideal for customizing and grouping application shortcuts. I was originally thinking of going away, maybe a short trip within the region, but I ended up getting a new mobile phone which I really don’t need, but at least I’m happy with my purchase. I will just post the two old phones on eBay, it’s better to get a few dollars from them rather than turning them into paper weights 🙂

The new item inside my handbag

I love the widgets feature of this phone as I don’t need to be in front of the t.v. to watch the latest news or go online to access my Facebook accounts.

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