Hello everyone! I am Shoegarfreeruby. My PT name rooted from my love for “shoes” and my mom’s name “Ruby”, in her loving memory.
Let me start by briefly giving you a background of myself. The rest of the PT ladies consider me as their “ate”. Being the eldest by age, they have tolerated my absence to most of their gimmicks and night-outs due to domestic duties. Among them, I am the only one who’s married (to a wonderful man who has tolerated my frantic shoe purchases *ehem* most of the time). With priorities at hand, forgive me for not having an active FB account! I maybe your typical quiet lady but definitely not uninteresting…
What makes this unveiling special for me is that inspite of my hesitation to do it at first, I did it to thank our readers out there. The girls convinced me to finally unveil. After this, doon ko lang na-realize na nakakapagod pa lang mag-photoshoot, whew!
With mama’s only baby… Betchay.
I could not remember how my love for shoes started. It’s the first thing I notice in people. On the other hand, it’s also what I want people to notice first in me. On a deeper sense, my attachment to shoes bring back fond memories and evoke emotion. I remember vividly how my husband’s red and grey Nike shoes looked like the first time I met him, or my favorite pair I wore almost everyday as a kid until they bore a hole and fell apart. If you’ll ask me to choose between shoes or travel, I’ll say shoes without hesitation.
I love everything from the old, classic, cheap, colorful, extravagant, ugly and outrageous.
Shoes from Topshop, H&M, New Look, Bershka, Bally, Minna Parikka, Melissa, 9 West, Steve Madden, MNG, Adidas by Stella Mccartney, Zara, Charles & Keith, Vincci and Trod
I have never tried counting my shoes, since it’s a useless effort. Secret lang natin ito ha, but I have tried hiding some of them from my hubby. Trick is to bring the shoes without the box and put them inside your bag, so always bring a huge purse. Disclaimer lang, I’m not encouraging you to do it. I also love how shoes here are not subject to rain, mud or other environmental factors, unlike in the Philippines. You can preserve them easily in this part of the world, LOL.
So what else do I love aside from shoes? Well, I love to cook. I cook most Filipino dishes we all love. As someone who hails from a province of good food (Pampanguenia ini!), I grew up enjoying even the weirdest and most exotic delicacies of our place like binurong mustasa, binurong hipon (yes, the smelly kind) and stuffed frogs.
Aside from my love for cooking, is my love for teaching kids. There is something about honing characters and being an influence to them that I enjoy and treasure very much. I still dream of becoming a teacher one day. Journaling is also my favorite stress reliever. Jotting down my wishlists, thoughts and memories give me a sense of peace. I have kept a journal for every year of my stay in the Kingdom since 2002.
Nawili lola niyo sa kapo-pose.
I just hope that I did not bore you with all these. It was nice meeting you all! What’s next for The Pink Tarha aside from the much-awaited unveiling of “E”? You’ll never know, TPT might expand on maternity fashion in the near future, LOL! To our beloved readers, my heartfelt thanks for supporting us on our first year. Cheers to more fun and exciting entries to come!
Special thanks and acknowledgment:
Photos by: Jim M. and Poy P.
PA, Stylist and creative director rolled into one: Poy P.