my boys and ge-lai

Just wanna share... don't you just love Hipstamatic? ;)




So.............
No outfit posts for a while... as you know in Chinese customs we need to practice "ge-lai" which means not taking a bath for a month (sponge bath are allowed though with warm/hot water only), eating "warm" foods like black chicken, pigeon, ginger, chocolates!!!, no to anything cold and can only drink this Chinese herbal tea (o-tso tong sim). I am not really going to practice the strict "ge-lai" though. I still drink water (just hot/warm not cold) and eat vegetables. You see, fruits & veggies are considered cold food and can take the body's warmth thus should be avoided. Going up & down the stairs & strenuous activities are also to be avoided. I'm also given loads of lapu-lapu soup to help facilitate the healing process faster. I'm also not allowed to leave the house for a month! So yeah, no time to dress up since I'll be in my jammies pumping milk/breastfeeding the baby for the whole month. Hahahaha...

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  1. He's so adorable, Lloyda. Enjoy taking care of your precious little angel :)

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  2. I love Hipstamatic! :) And your little boy is so adorable :) Love looking at his photos :)

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  3. omg..he's soo cute lloyda..wow, i can't imagine being couped up in the house for a month..but if i'm going to be with somebody as cute as him, i won't mind at all.

    ♥ vanilla ice cream ♥

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  4. oh father and son is so cute.

    one month? yeah i remember my mom telling me when she has me one month syang di naligo. pero tumatakas sya eh kasi hindi nya talaga kaya. hehehe.

    i wish you speedy recovery lloyda.

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  5. your baby is adorable :) and my mom used to practice that before too! i didn't that was still popular these days :)

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  6. Congratulations Lloyda!!! I will look forward to your future outfits! :)

    http://www.extrashotofespresso.tumblr.com

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  7. MAAAW! Congratulations, Lloyda! *so happy for you~* HELLO THERE CUTE LITTLE BABY! *u* <3

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  8. awww...the photo of daddy and the little one looks so sweet and cute! and goodness, didn't know the Chinese has that kind of post-pregnancy belief/ritual.

    rest well, lloyda!

    can't wait to see you in your platforms!

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  9. Congratulations Lloyda! Speaking of ge lai, I did that too! But I couldn't stay indoors for 30 days, I still went out to shop/do errands. Managed to look decent thanks to Oscar Blandi dry hair shampoo, heeheehee!

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  10. Congratulations, Lloyda!
    You gotta follow the Ge-Lai strict coz its for your own good. There are 5 stars accommodations in Taiwan w/facilities just for Ge-Lai mommies and they cost a fortune. Chinese saying that if you don't do a good Ge-Lai, chances are when you grow older it is easier for you to experience pains and discomforts, etc.
    Do you know that in HK the rich mommies have to book for the Ge-Lai Ayi(aunties) at least 3 months in advance? These aunties will cook the Ge-Lai meals and prepare stuffs for the mommies and bath the babies, etc. They easily cost HKD20,000 per month! That's how important Ge-Lai is for most chinese women.

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  11. Gosh you really are a full-blown mom now, I can't believe it! It's so wonderful Lloyda, congratulations. (:

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  12. Hipstamatic is loooove! worth the $2!!

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  13. AHHH LLOYDA! I just visited your blog and I'm so happy you had your cute little boy already. I never knew it was possible to be excited for someone you've never really 'met'. How awesome!

    And yes, I've heard of Ge-lai. My best friend is chinese and her achi practiced it after birth. I was so amazed to hear about it. Chinese traditions are just fascinating.

    CONGRATULATIONS!

    Bea from A plus B

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  14. Congratulations again...he is a cutie...

    love the photos of your boys!!!

    so sweet

    kisses
    Sweet
    PensandLens

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  15. Awwww he's really cute. :D Congratulations Lloyda!

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  16. Congratulations! He's a super cute baby boy!!!

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  17. Adorable.

    And best of luck. We have so many beliefs it's hard to keep track of it all. xD But if it's advantageous to your health and to your speedy recovery, then aja aja! :D

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  18. Congrats Lloyda, cute pics! Pretty soon you'll be rocking your oxfords again hehe! Enjoy mommy-hood!

    Join my Camera Necklaces Give-Away! ♥

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  19. Cutiee cuutee :DD congrats Lloyda

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  20. hey gorgeous. omg. congratulations! such a cute baby. ^^ see you soon. ^^ you going sa mega mag event? ^^

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  21. Your baby looks adorable! :D

    Btw, since we had that talk about your shopping list, I was able to find an online store that sells nifty rings, just in case you're interested:

    http://fashiondime.multiply.com/photos/album/226/Sept_2_NECKLACES_RINGS#

    But I think the seller just gets the rings from YRYS which I suggest you should check since it's way cheaper there (75pesos lang!) as compared to what online stores sell them for. HAHAHA!

    sPam

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  22. too cute! congratulations !!! :)

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  23. congratulations! how precious, reminds me of when RC was newborn

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  24. Awww, this is so precious! Will you raise him to be a fashionist-o too? I can just imagine all the onesies he'll be wearing in no time!

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  25. Hey Lloyda, I found out that quite a number of my chinese friends here and abroad are interested with ge-lai but the facts in english are so limited. So, I decided to blog them in english so that those who would like to know more about it but can't read english will not be at a lost. If you follow it, it's supposed to help you get back to good figure at the soonest possible time without compromising good health.
    Visit my blog specially when you are planning for your next baby so Eli will have a playmate! Take care~
    http://roughette.blogspot.com/2010/11/postpartum-care-chinese-style-intro.html

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