Spell Saab

Ask Saab 59

March 8, 2017 10 Comments

Question: Hello Saab! So happy to see this box active again! :D I love reading books but motherhood made me so busy I haven’t read one in 3 yrs. Any book that can help me get back on track? Thanks! xxo
Answer: Hello! Glad to hear you’re reading again! I would suggest an inspiring autobiography like Amy Poehler’s Yes Please or a funny one like Amy Schumer’s The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo. It’s like you’re just making chika with a friend :)

Question: Hi Saab! Do you use filters in Lightroom? If yes, where do you get them? Thanks. xo
Answer: Yes, I bought a couple from VSCO :)

Question: Air dry or towel dry
Answer: Towel dry THEN air dry

Question: Hi Saab,

I am no longer receiving email notifications from your blog. Did you turn off email subscription of your blog? Thank you.

God bless you always


Answer: Hi Chester,

I had no idea I was sending out e-mail notifications before!! I’ll figure it out and try to put it back! Thanks!


Question: Where in Japan did you buy your Adidas Superstar, the one with the blue and red stripes? Is it cheaper there? Sa Japan mo nga ba talaga nabili? Am I right? Huhu i<3u
Answer: Maxx gave them to me as a gift and I think she bought it in Japan.

Question: Hi Saab! Have you already met Janella? What can say about her? I love your blog btw! :)
Answer: Yes, once, when I went to ASAP for a Christmas thing. She was just about to work with Elmo and she was very shy and seemed to be an introvert. We were introduced but we didn’t talk. Thanks!

Question: What’s your favorite song from Elmo’s album? :)
Answer: Super LSS with Kay Dali. Hahaha!

Question: how’s your feeling of Maxene getting married? sa japan dn pla nagproposed like ung inyo ni jim :)
Answer: I’m SO excited for her. Very happy that she found someone like Robby. He is the nicest guy and he is obviously head over heels for her. I always told her she shouldn’t settle for anything less ;)

Question: I’m 28 now. Why is everyone so sure of everything? Why am I so terrified of making decisions while everybody is breezing through adulthood? Is it just me overthinking? HELP. :(
Answer: GIRL. I feel you. I don’t think anybody is sure of anything. I’m also 28 and still figuring out how to plan my meals and pay bills on time. I still don’t know what line of work I want to focus on. Should I go back to acting? Should I stick with the band? Should I just focus on my blog? Everyday is a learning experience. I find that meditation helps me relax. Give it a try: calm.com.

Question: I feel like at my age-28, I have not accomplished as much as my friends. I suffered a bout of depression. I wanna make bawi pero I feel like wala na, di na makakahabol. Advice please?
Answer: THE POWER OF NOW — there is absolutely nothing you can do about the past. Only focus on today. Don’t wait for the future. What can you do today? Do it. Make it. Anxiety and doubt will only prolong your suffering. Although, take note that suffering is an illusion. Accept what is and move forward. OMG ang daming hanash. Hahhaha anyway, BASTA SABI NGA NG NIKE, “JUST DO IT.”

Question: Nakikipagbaitan ka ba with your siblings’ exes or deadma if you meet at an event?
Answer: Depends on the ex. I’m still very good friends with some of them. May iba though na I just pretend not to see because they’re kind of awful. Teehee.

Question: Hi Saab! I hope you come to open and welcome again Internships this 2017☺ omg if u just knew how much I would love to learn and work with you :) – CJL
Answer: I tried and failed with my interns. I just can’t delegate and I’m too shy to ask them to do stuff for me. It’s really something I need to learn — how to manage people. I always want to make sure they’re comfy, or that they’re having fun. So I overthink and just end up not calling them back for another meeting because I don’t get anything done. Hay juskolord. May workshop ba ang “how to manage people when you’re an introvert” ganern? Waahh I promise to work on it

Question: Do you watch Daria? What do you think of the show?
Answer: Yes, back in the 90s. I rewatched everything again recently though. Still kicks ass. I had The Daria Diaries (a book) growing up and I was obsessed with it. It was so smart and funny. Thanks to my parents for being super cool and owning it. It wasn’t very appropriate for a 10-year-old. Haha!

Question: My bf for 4 yrs broke up with me. Sabi nya nagising lang daw sya one day wala na syang feelings for me. Almost 5mos na, but Im still broken while he is already going out with someone. Bakit ganun? :(
Answer: Oh wow, that sucks. I’m sorry to hear that. Walang alarm, walang anything, goodbye nalang bigla? But look on the bright side: it could have been longer. At least now you’re free of someone who doesn’t love you back.

Question: Do you remember your Music Club post about Marathon by Tennis? Thanks for that! I’m super in love with Tennis! Para akong hinehele in an adult way. Does that make sense? Hehe!
Answer: Yes, I know exactly what you mean! You’re welcome :)

Question: Hi Saaby! You have been my girl crush since forever. 😊 I’m planning to pass by Cup Fiction to try it and to support you! Is there any chance that I can catch you there? I really want to meet you. :)
Answer: Yay!! Thank you so much! I try to be there as much as I can, especially when there are events. But I’m usually there Tuesday mornings for our weekly meetings :)

Question: Hi Saab! Maxx and Rob got engaged! How did it happen? Make kwento naman! Did all of you know he was gonna pop the question during their Japan trip? Hehe so happy for her. ♥️ – D
Answer: I’ll do a “Spell Saab exclusive” (LOL) — I’ll interview Maxx about it cos she should be the one to tell you what happened!! Hehe. My mom called me the day before and let me know that Rob was about to ask Maxx. He had asked for my mom’s permission a week prior and she kept it a secret!! Haha.

Question: Hi Saab, i lived in Dubai and i want to order linya linya tshirt. Magbabakasyon ako sa April, how many days ung delivery? Pampanga Area po. :) Thank you!
Answer: Hello! That’s great! I think out-of-town deliveries shouldn’t take more than 3 days. You can contact them thru their Facebook page (linyalinyaph) for any questions :)

Question: Saaaaab!! Nagssubscribe ka ba sa “What’s meant to be will find a way.”? :)
Answer: Hmm.. I think you shouldn’t just wait – YOU should find a way and see for yourself if it’s meant to be. I do believe that everything happens for a reason.

Question: hi Saab! does the book “the life changing magic of tidying up” really helpful? i want it so bad but its no to avail here in the province hehe. btw, I love you, and you and Jim are my 4evah OTP :)
Answer: Yes, I think it helped affirm my “throw away everything” approach. Haha. I’m not a sentimental person. What province are you from? I hope you find a way to read the book :)




  1. Reply


    March 9, 2017

    Hahaha sorry tawang tawa ako na same format yung sagot mo sa tanong ni Chester. :)) Thank you for taking time on answering our questions, even updating your blog! Sana alam mo kung gano ka nakakawala ng stress. May God bless you more!

    • Reply


      March 9, 2017

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment <3

  2. Reply


    March 10, 2017

    Yes, aabangan ko yang “Spell Saab Exclusive” na yan on Maxx and Rob’s engagement! I LOL-ed when I saw your IG story during their engagement hanash and you said that pero bet!! Hahahaha.

  3. Reply

    Abi Angeles

    March 12, 2017

    Hi, Saab! What’s the shade of your lipstick you used on your current ig story? When you were on the go with jim, you were wearing adidas blue cap. Thank you!

    • Reply


      March 17, 2017

      I think that was MAC Velvet Teddy :)

      • Reply


        March 17, 2017

        Thank you! :)

  4. Reply

    Augustin Ra

    March 13, 2017

    I always love reading your blog, Saab! <3 So happy for your sister. :)

    • Reply


      March 17, 2017

      Thank you so much!!

  5. Reply

    Augustin Ra

    March 13, 2017

    Hi Saab, do you have any plans on putting up a Bloglovin’ account? so other bloggers like me could easily be updated with what you posts here. It’s a sort of a dashboard from different blogging platforms in one. I’d love to follow you if you have one, though. :)

    • Reply


      March 23, 2017

      I think I’m on Bloglovin!!! Will double check :)