Spell Saab

“OMG, sobrang TITA ko na!”

I’m starting to hear this more and more from my friends. We say it when we’re sleepy at 10pm, when we catch ourselves planning brunch instead of after-dinner drinks, preferring coffee dates over inuman, etc. I don’t know if it’s the trend right now to identify as a tita (see: @TitasOfManila) or my peers and I have really just crossed the bridge to Tita-hood. I realize all my above examples have something to do with sleeping early. Haha. Well here are more signs that I’ve entered tita-hood.

  • I have never been to 71 Gramercy, Black Market, Valkyrie, Raven, or any new “it” club. The last time I was in a club was 2 Thursdays ago when my band played at Aracama. When we were done playing and the electronic dance music dropped, we transferred to a pub that played Foo Fighters at a soft level.
  • I went to Jim’s basketball game in a cardigan in case it was chilly. It turned out to be very warm. Lo and behold, I had a fan in my bag!!! A beautifully carved wooden paypay!! I wanted to throw it and run from it screaming no because it was the turning point for me. Who carries a paypay in their bag?? I do.
  • I’ve begun following a budget. I still don’t know HOW to budget (thank you so much to my lovely husband for taking care of it for now) but we have budgets for stuff now.  Livin’ La Vida Loca, right?

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  • My favorite hang out spot is my own place. Last Friday night, we didn’t want to go out so we had 2 couples join us as we hosted wine night. And we had kamote chips. Call the cops!
  • I now enjoy yoga. Something that my younger self found so boring is something my tita self looks forward to. What is happening?
  • Moisture is so important to me now. I never thought I would be the type to put cream on my face every morning and lotion on my body every night. But that’s what you need when you become a dried up old fart. OMG OA!!! Joke lang I know I’m not that old. But I /am/ getting drier. Haha. I’ve also started carrying a water bottle with me to keep hydrated.
  • I have tried setting up all the single people I know. I will not stop. I will forever be the annoying meddling cupid in my friends’ lives. Well, I’ve been doing this since after college so it’s not super tita-ness.
  • Appliances, home decor and furniture have replaced clothes, accessories and shoes on my shopping list.

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  • Diffusers and scented candles are some of my favorite things.
  • I actually interrogated our 18-year-old drummer’s new girlfriend when they came over. As in kulang nalang tanungin ko siya nang “what are your intentions?” Hahaha! But I was pouring wine while asking her about what she liked to do for fun (she’s a cheerleader) and saying “mmhmm” while listening. And yes I think I was also wearing a cardigan. What, it was a chilly night…
  • When people invite me out, I am appalled when they say we should meet past 8pm. I want to be home by midnight, yo.
  • Going to the grocery excites me. S&R, especially.
Jokes aside, I quite like being on the verge of tita-hood. I think being married contributes to the tita-ness haha. Jim is also almost on tito mode with the corny jokes haha. Don’t worry, I would never say tumaba ka or ask about your love life, anak. Hindi rin ako nagco-collect pa ng chopsticks or tissue from restaurants para gamitin sa bahay. Lelz.

♥,
Saab

Saab

45 Comments

  1. Reply

    Jamie

    March 23, 2015

    I love how you’re blogging such life-y posts now. Hahaha! Ano bang tawag dapat?

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    Ayn

    March 23, 2015

    hey saab! where did you buy your table and chairs? they look really cool XD

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      Saab

      March 24, 2015

      Mandaue Foam!!

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        ayn

        March 24, 2015

        thaaaanks! will check it out! groceries and furniture shops excites me too!
        great post as always!

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          Saab

          March 25, 2015

          Thanks!! :)

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    Yella

    March 24, 2015

    Omg Saab! Sooo many checks for me! Haha. Oh well, let’s just be the coolest Titas then. Nice post! :)

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    Franchesca Soleta

    March 24, 2015

    Same! Same! Then nahuli ako ng sis ko naglalaro ng Candy Crush sabi niya “OMG you’re like one of the Titas of Manila!” Pati games nagrereflect sa pagka tita?!? SUBRA NAMAN. Very relatable talaga posts mo, that why I’m loving you even more (-Jim, chos) #fanforever #tita

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Hahahaha omg I say SUBRA!!! Jim alway makes fun of me when I do :))

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    Franchesca Soleta

    March 24, 2015

    *that’s why

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    Kristin

    March 24, 2015

    HIGH FIVE!! super can relate! except… I’m not yet married :)) But Tita life is so much fun, no? at least I think it is haha

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Yes, I like waking up early!!

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    Jae

    March 24, 2015

    Sobrang nahiya naman ang aking dear lola self. (Lola?!) Hahaha!

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Lola-hood <3

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    D

    March 24, 2015

    Saaaaab, blog about your furnitures! I am very interested about that table and those chairs! HAHAHAHA THANKS

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      They’re from Mandaue Foam!!!!

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    STEPH

    March 24, 2015

    I FEEL EXACTLY THE SAME. -___-

    I love your blog posts btw! Na-eentertain ako super! I hope Maxene update hers too!

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Thank you!:) Yeah, I’ve been bugging her to update too :))

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    Mrs. D

    March 24, 2015

    Hi Saab! I totally agree with you on being married is next to Tita-ness. Hahaha! I got hitched recently and yep, this looks like my life nowadays. HAHA!

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Hahaha welcome to the club!!

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    AEivryn

    March 24, 2015

    A paypay is a must in my bag since college days. :D

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      You’ve been tita since college!!!! Lelz

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    secretwalangclue

    March 24, 2015

    |Diffusers and scented candles are some of my favorite things and going to the grocery excites me. S&R, especially.

    ahh yes. it’s a sign. you can also add waking up early on weekends is awesome because you can e̶x̶e̶r̶c̶i̶s̶e̶, watch your DL’d shows/movie during the weekdays more.

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      HAHAHAHA!! Exactly!!!

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    Camille

    March 24, 2015

    To be tita is a beautiful thing. To be tita means you understand, and have, inner peace. CHAR ANG SERYOSO TITANG TITA Ha ha ha ha

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Hahahaahaha!! *sips tea*

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    Mel

    March 24, 2015

    ….then I must be a Tita rin

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Welcome!!

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    jose mari ledesma

    March 25, 2015

    Hi Saab, just wait until you become a mama!!! Things will change again…even more drastically……great blog…..keep it up….

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Mama-hood :))

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    rixbajns

    March 25, 2015

    I like your term better! I always said “I’m getting old.” I should’ve just said, “I’m entering my Tita-hood.” :D
    Welcome to Tita-hood, Saab!

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Hahaha thanks!:)

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    Wyt

    March 25, 2015

    Haha i feel you Saab! So.. Welcome to the Tita-hood! Cheers! <3

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Cheers!!

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    Veronica

    March 25, 2015

    Natawa ako sa cardigan! Palagi kasi ako may dalang cardigan sa bag, in case malamig nga. ;p

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      Saab

      March 25, 2015

      Hahahaha diba!!??

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    kris

    March 26, 2015

    Hahaha this was a very entertaining read. I feel it. My pamangkins (I’m an only child but I consider my cousins’ kids as my nieces and nephews… well, aren’t they?) just visited from Vancouver and I caught myself too many times being SUCH a Tita. Then I would cringe but say “I’m not a regular Tita, I’m a cool Tita.” hoping that Mean Girls references are still cool or that they’re not too young to get it.

    I was never fond of the Ilocano term of endearment “basang” or “naneng” roughly translated to “young lady” but I knew I was a tita when I kept using it for my niece unconsciously. Yikes.

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    Mel

    March 26, 2015

    Titahood of the traveling cardigan
    CHAROT

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      Saab

      March 26, 2015

      YES!!!!!

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    Hannah

    March 31, 2015

    Saab, is this normal? I am 18 and the your lists of acts that makes you a “tita” is what I am doing. I am not fond of drinking and going to parties! Hahahaha :(

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    Karla Mae L. Rosel

    April 1, 2015

    This blogpost is spot on! This is exactly me! Haha. High five, girl crush! <3

  23. Reply

    Saab

    April 21, 2015

    Welcome to the hood!!

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