I’m still a bag-person through and through I suppose. The huge ones. I’m actually known for my brown knee-high boots and my huge bags that I lug along no matter how heavy or big for my frame. Ssshhhhh! Walang pakialamanan. 😛

I’ve always had this turtle-ish kind of attitude with regards to my things. I can’t be separated from my laptop, and now I can’t be separated from my folders with all my work-related and personal files, and more importantly, I can’t be separated from my 2-year old daughter. Or is it the other way around? Lia can’t be separated from me, with her proverbial, “Waiiiit, waiiiiit, waiiiiiiiit! Mama, waiiiiit!”

This situation finds me with more than just my usual huge backpack, but also with another backpack or bag for Lia – and that’s me packing light. Some days I have my Crumpler camera bag and my Travel Essentials Medicine Organizer bag too.

Since I found out that the mommy bag H’s friends gave me during Lia’s christening is already tattered and needs to be replaced, I have been scouting for mommy bags. My search led me to this, Manila Baby‘s bags!

Manila Baby’s Lifesavers bag


LifeSavers Diaper/Travel Bags

Dimensions: 15” length x 12” height x 5.5” width

-Printed Canvas
-Water-resistant lining
-Five (5) outer pockets
-Six (6) inside pockets
-YKK zipper closure
-Adjustable Cotton Strap with shoulder pad

Price: Php 1,000 (with FREE changing pad and clear pouch)

Gum Drops “In Between” Bag

Dimensions: 12.25” length x 10” height x 4.5” width

-Printed Fabric
-Water-resistant lining
-Three (3) outer pockets
-One (1) inside pocket
-YKK zipper closure
-Adjustable/detachable long strap


I especially like that red floral bag, because well, it’s so girly. Lia loves flowers too and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind bringing it herself. *evil laugh*

But if I’m to purchase something, I will most definitely purchase this:

Dimensions: 12” length x 11.5” height x 4.5” width

Price: Php 1,200 (with FREE changing pad and clear pouch)


I just love it! I want the bright red one! *laughs giddily*

This also got me thinking about that mommy bag I saw at the 2010 Global Pinoy Bazaar from Momtrepreneur that I wanted but did not buy.

I had wanted one in black. If I remember correctly though, it cost more than Php2000… but I do love that compartment for your footwear. That’s just ingenious! Hats off to the designers.

After looking at bags and bags and more bags and towards the end of this post, I was wanting to buy this too. Tsk, I’m hopeless!