Before I went to bed last night, I browsed through my Facebook photos and went back to year 2009, the year I turned 30. It was the usual office celebration for us (with theme and costumes) and little did I know, my colleagues surprised me by inviting my mom.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not playing favoritism, I love both my mom and dad dearly but because my mom is the ultimate housewife, I spent more time with her that's why I am closer to my mom! Don't worry, I'm getting there with my dad! (bumabawi ako!)
My colleagues knew how much I love and admire my mom that's why they made sure to have her with us during my big 3-0 birthday. Little did I know it was the year after that she went through surgery and almost lost her life! Then, I realized....it is never too early to tell your loved ones how much you love them. Because when that day happened, deep in my heart, I knew I've done my part...showing her how much I love and appreciate her (daily) with lots of "I love yous", "I miss yous" and "Thank yous".
Yes, she is my Modern Muse.
When I got an invite to attend the launch of Estee Lauder's newest fragrance called the Modern Muse, I seriously wanted to go as we were asked to bring the special "Muse" in our lives! I wanted to tell the world how proud I am of my mom...but due to unfortunate circumstances....yaya-less etc...I wasn't able to make it but I won't miss the opportunity to tell the world about my Muse.
A muse doesn't have to be young, perfect-looking and "sosyal". A muse, in my dictionary is a woman of substance, a woman who has virtues, a woman who can juggle everything and never look tired or complain she's tired. That's my mom! Through her, I learned to be humble, helpful, grateful and God-fearing. Through her, I learned to try to be a "Modern Muse" to my loved ones too!
Looking at the packaging of the Modern Muse Eau De Parfum, I knew from the start it calls for my mom's name! She may not look "kikay" or into beauty but she is definitely one! (San ko kaya nakuha ang kakikayan ko kundi from her right?) She secretly loves it when people tell her she smells great! That's why she loves to spritz on fragrances kahit mamamalengke lang siya! :)
"Estēe Lauder Modern Muse EDP is a vivacious, warm, and contemporary mix of sleek woods and Jasmine that greatly captures the dynamism of the modern woman."
Modern Muse Eau De Parfum is available in all Estee Lauder counters Rustan's. Grab one for your special Modern Muse!
Ma, you'll definitely get your kakikayan fix soon!
Who is your Modern Muse?
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