Sunday, December 05, 2010

Mood Board


...can be very addicting :)

mood board 1, I love the headband, will DIY this for the FGs

Initially I didn't want one because there's none readily available for download on the web. Then I channeled to the inner creativeness within me and viola! I was able to make 2 :)

mood board 2, I'm still battling whether my shoes will be purple or turquoise, paging MOH Luchie, when are we going shoe shopping betsy?

I am sharing them here because I am so proud of myself (hehehe), more can be found on our wedsite.

Weekend is over but no reason to be sad. Even after Tyong Stephen left we set our minds that he's just on vacation and not gone forever. Christmas is fast approaching and I haven't done any shopping yet. But no need to panic, I have already sent my pastry goddess aunt (Tita Eden) my & W's orders, we will give a few friends and some families pastries, saving us the trouble of thinking what to give them - if they will like it or not because I'm sure they'll love the baked goodies.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Harry Potter 7.1 @ Newport City Ultra Cinema

Watched HP7.1 last night with Dines, Jo & Bryan at Newport City Ultra Cinema. As an HP fan I wouldn’t miss the screening on its first week and might watch it again this weekend with the Boyps (inggit sya because of my stories).

It was my first time inside the Newport City Mall and Resorts World Casino. I can’t rave about the interior design of the mall/casino since I have already been to a number of Casinos in Macau, the Venetian included. Venetian Macau was even featured on National Geo so needless to say it is really awesome. Plus I was with my architect/designer friend so I believe Jo when he says that the design was bland.

The ultra Cinema’s lazy boy chairs and unlimited popcorn & soda concept is nice just like in the other cinemas like Gateway & Shangri-la. But something is not right with the Ultra Cinema screen, the distance of the screen from the first row was small that even when you stretch the chair into a bed (hehehe yes we were lounging, as in higa kung higa) it is still a little difficult watching.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 of two is amazing (all HP movies for me are amazing because they do not alter the story so much, it is presented the way it was narrated from the book). I love the part on how the story of the 3 brothers was depicted. And year by year I grow to love the Ron-Hermione love team. I can still hear Ron’s words in my ears when he asked Harry not to leave, he said that they won’t last 2 days without Hermione pausing then saying “don’t tell her I said that”. I was just a little disappointed that Dumbledore’s exposure on part 1 is too little. In the book even if he’s already a ghost (he was sort of just being talked about by the those who survived) he’s always there. I just wish I’ll see more of him on part 2.

In conclusion, HP3 Prisoner of Azkaban the movie is still my favourite. I really love that movie but all 7 are nice.

Happy weekend boys and girls. Happy monthsary baby!

PS: both photos were not mine, got it from the web. No copyright infringement intended.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Up and Running

Yes, our wedsite is.

It's wedpass protected, let me know if you're interested, I might let you in (just don't want those crazy people lurking around it so that they could throw storms on my parade. Yes storms and not just rain).

For the chosen few, click here.

Off topic, I am blogging from our hometown and guess what's gonna happen later... tea time with FMIL! Although I am not worried, I know she loves me, I'll just be the best version of me.


Thursday, October 07, 2010

eatpraylove

I was driving to work early this morning when the topic for the radio show I frequently listen to is to complete the sentence “I _________eat_______, I pray that _________ and I love________”. The topic was of course inspired by the book turned movie starring Julia Roberts, Eat Pray Love.

I have been dying to write news here for some time now, I had a birthday week, W & my bestfriend Luchie was in town and me and my boyps Mark & Yong are closer than ever. Of course there’s this celeb with my J girls and 2 get togethers with friend Jo (in 2 weeks we met twice, this is shocking knowing how busy he is). The bookfair, expos, John Mayer rainy concert, the preps and other stuff. I have a full schedule every week that I wasn’t able to jog anymore or watch the 1st 2 episodes of TARA 4 (I was able to watch the rerun of the 2nd epi though). Not that I’m complaining but I’m glad I am not stressed – yet.

Now the reason why I mentioned the Eat Pray Love fill in the blanks was because I had the same idea before. I wanted to write something, 3 paragraphs actually dealing with each subject, so here I go in my attempt to unleash the writer wannabe in me.

Sad to say I cannot discuss EAT in a very colourful and enticing manner. The actual topic for EAT is actually the NOT part as in I am not eating for the past 1 & a half week already. Me and my loyal dietmate Rovs is on our nth attempt at SBD. Our first SBD was really successful, it was 2 years ago our next attempts failed miserably and this time I can say we may not be that successful (again) on weight loss but it is working for us. So for the eating part I am not happy. How I miss to munch junk food and sweets. The rice I don’t miss that much but the bread! I see them every morning, the chocolates, I see them every night. But no pain no gain right? Plus it is not healthy so I am now anti-carbo loading, calories shoving and sugar infusion. I don’t know where this ambitious attempt to be healthy will take me but nevertheless there is no harm in trying.

I PRAY for a lot of things lately. I pray for my family, their safety and health. I pray for my job, my colleagues, my friends. And when I pray I thank the Lord for the blessings. But the thing I prayed hard for these past few days is for discernment, not over W because I know I’m sure but for the choices that we’re making. The Lord granted me a happy heart and I am truly grateful. I am humbled in saying that it was His will, we are just mere followers. I am continuously praying and hoping that everything will be for the best, every decision is for our happiness.

And LOVE, I love my life and the everyone in it! I just hope the good things never ends.

I am so excited to meet up with friends Rhei & Dines later today. I have this mini project to which I’ll be needing their help and talent. Also I am so thankful to this new egroup I joined, the members have been helping each other big time, as in going out of their ways to find each a better solution and suggestion to everything under the sun. I love the w@wies!

It’s almost the weekend. Bye bye for now but here are some photos from the past week that I would love to share:

don't mind the date, cam ata ni Zie ito - my girls @ the bday celeb, Isabelle Royale Oct 2-3, 2010 (Chu, Zie, Gabs, Sar, Gaux & Faye)

Barbs, Sar, Ronald, Chu, Gabs, Faye, Gaux & Zie

Yong, Chie & W

Bestfriends for life! Happy Bday to me ;)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

wish wish

4 more days to go so I guess it's just okay to post my wishes now lovies, correct?

Nah, I just want to share that I want this and the other book. Will try my luck at the International Book fair tomorrow night :)


Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I SEE YOU

I am inside the ICU waiting room, I’ve been here for two days already, tonight would be the 3rd night I’ll be camping here. The first two nights was with my baby but tonight it will just be Will & me minus W. I am anxiously waiting for the neurologist to arrive, we’ve been eagerly waiting for the lumbar tap results. Although Meng is already stable, chattering like her old self, eating and sitting down already we still don’t know the real reason for her seizures and what should be done in order to cure it. We want answers and we’ve been waiting for days now. I know I need to be patient because I can see that my niece is being given the best care possible. But since we’re the party waiting we can’t help but get fidgety. Fingers crossed all the time, I pray that the diagnosis is not too serious.

In less than 15 days I’ll be entering a new age bracket, I’ll be a member of the 31 and above batch. I’ve been trying to take off my mind from the diagnosis that we’re waiting for that is why I decided to read posts & forums and blogs. I came across an article of what you should have known by the time you’re 30. Although I find the list incomplete I have reacted to each one of them so I’m posting them here and giving reasons to things “By 30, you should know”:

1. How to fall in love without losing yourself. – I may sound bias but I am proud to say that I am in that state at the moment. I love the in love feeling I am right now, cheesy as it may sound I am blessed that I am madly in love with my baby but I am not obsessed with being in love. I know I don’t make any sense but trust me I am very much enjoying the roses and the thorns.

2. How you feel about having kids. – yes I want one or two but not a lot. I am sure of this that my baby and I actually have to compromise and agree that we would welcome a honeymoon baby (hahaha, did I actually gave this information out?)

3. How to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship. – already did with my first job, yes to this too twice and yes.

4. When to try harder and when to walk away. Yes, in all aspect there is in life

5. How to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next. – hahaha, yes J

6. The names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town. – Lacierda? I know he’s the Press Sec (Clinton for US), Lola Mani? They have a lot sa malls :p

7. How to live alone, even if you don’t like to. – I guess I do know how to.

8. How to take control of your own birthday. – Yes, except when friends throw you a surprise one, you can’t stop them.

9. That you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents. Check, but you can definitely improve it.

10. That your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over. – Yes and you can’t help but smile when you remember how crazy it was and cry when you remember how far you’ve accomplished for yourself.

11. What you would and wouldn’t do for money or love. – Absolutely.

12. That nobody gets away with smoking, drinking, doing drugs or not flossing for very long. – Yes, everything has a prize and for every bad decisions you make you will have to pay for it in the end.

13. Who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally. –Oh yes, 30 years is a long year when spend with different kind of people.

14. Not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault. – But there are times when you can’t help but feel sorry.

15. Why they say life begins at 30. – hahaha, the best days of my life happened while I was 30 so yes yes yes J

Happy birthday to me soon. I look forward to seeing my bestfriend soon too. And my baby, he’ll be back 2 weeks from now.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

it happened in CEBU!

Just got back from my vacation in Rhea's hometown Cebu. We had fun & I personally would love to go back in the near future.

This is one of the vacations that I would forever remember :)

the destination - Kota Beach, Bantayan Is.

The Gang - Xtine, Dines, Rhei, Mari, Yna & W (photo by Allan)

the travelling hand di pwedeng mawala :)

relaxing - (his &) hers havs from W

AA BBQ - for a true taste of Sutukil

when in Cebu syempre the coffee shop of choice should be Bo's

we attended the Sunday mass at the Sto. NiƱo Basilica

photo op of course sa Magellan's Cross

my baby who made this trip so far the worth remembering vacation of my entire life, muah!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cebu B?

Bantayan Is., Cebu

I don’t care if it’s not a holiday next Friday or on Monday because declared by the gov't or not, I WILL BE ON HOLIDAY!

I am so looking forward to next week’s escapade, so glad that Rhei invited me to go to her hometown, Dines and other good friends will be coming as well plus Boyps. It will be my & W’s first plane ride together (OA as if hours ang flight, so what?). It’s my first time in Cebu and I am so excited with the beach! I can already hear the waves (or was it the humming sound of the air conditioner?). Whatever, I am all set (not packed though I am not that over & eagerly excited naman, I'm trying to control myself).

Please, please St. Clare, don’t let the sun shy away next weekend J


Thursday, July 15, 2010

still can't get over...

Years gone by, I am totally over the PH craze. But because of just 1 lonely & lazy evening… I stumbled upon the DVD and PAK! I am drifted back to being just a 20 something person again, depressed and crying over Prince Gian.

ah, to be young and inlove, I will hug my bear named Prince Gian tonight

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hell Yeah!!!

I’ve been busy, happy, sad, happy again, stressed, happy, and crazy lately reason why I haven’t posted anything on this blog until today. I am writing this not to announce that I’m back but just to send out love and little recaps of what happened to me in the last 2 months.

After Marinduque, I’ve been to 2 more beaches (Puerto Galera and Bellarocca) with family and friends and one trip to Lucban Quezon to witness the Pahiyas Festival.

Here are some photos that I would like to share.

Pahiyas with Dines, W & Ingrid

sabit sa Piccasso Pto. Galera outing

Bellarocca Resort & Spa

Bellarocca outing with family (Pa, Ma & Jude), friends (Martinez family, bestsy Luchie, Sophie, Chard, Dines & Rhei)

Still I’m breathing… I would like to say hi to those who still read my craziness. I’m still here lovies, just busy. Happy most of the time, stressed on the other half of those “most of the time”. But still I am blessed. I’ve been with a great family for so & so decades (hehehe secret), in the friendship of one beautiful bestfriend for nearly 2 decades. In the company of real good friends for years & years now, and in love for some 200ish days. Who could ask for more? Eherm, me? Still? Hehehe, Lord knows what my heart desires. Maybe because He thinks I can still handle things that is why I am still here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I Heart Marinduque

Here are some of the pics... more pictures and stories to follow.

musicians of the Putong Ceremony

Abling sisters with their wonderful Mom and Angel the cutest baby boy :)

seawall scene

Cagpo Beach

summer lovin'

beach walk

my own Centurion Soldier

Thursday, April 08, 2010

I'm off to the BEACH!!!

I'll be in Marinduque tonight with my girls (Jologs) and boyps and the other pluses :)... enjoy the long weekend boys & girls. Have fun, I know I will ;)

Poctoy, Marinduque

Monday, April 05, 2010

Monday Sickness

GO AWAY!

I really don’t have one today, I am in the mood to work and finish the day productively however the 4 days spent lazy-ing has taken its toll. Now all I want to do is eat and sleep or just cuddle with my cutesy pamangkins & the Boyps (hehe). Here are pictures (by my baby) of Caleruega, it’s one of the best places to spend your holy week.




Happy Monday boys & girls – say NO to Monday sicknesses. Peace Out!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Vacation Mode: Pressed ON

I am already on vacation mode, not that I am going away for the long weekend but because I already have the perfect activities in mind.

My nieces & nephews are all here already that is why 6 pm everyday is the most awaited hour. I cannot wait to go home and cuddle with them. Boyps will be arriving in 2 days as well, in time for the Visita Iglesia that I planned with Ma. Friday will be a prayerful day since it’ll be spent at home with family and a procession in the afternoon. Come Saturday it’ll be spent on the beach (I love the beach!!!) or perhaps just a relaxing day at the spa (still can’t decide, hopefully there’s a beach slot somewhere in Batangas for me and some friends).


Marco @ Bintan Lagoon Resort, Indonesia


I feel guilty thinking and day dreaming about vacations because I just arrived from one. I had a 6 days well spent vacation in SG with my best friend. I promised her that I’ll be with her on her bday and I was, I love the thought that we were both there for each other when we turned 3 oh. The vacation was even lovelier because best bud M stayed true to his promise, he planned a relaxing vacation at the beach. We had an overnight stay at Bintan Lagoon, Indonesia. It's now one of my fave beach, next to Panglao (my ultimate beach favourite) it now occupies the spot formerly held by Boracay.


After tomorrow, I am free. I hope you all enjoy your long weekends. Please remember the real reason why we all have Thursday and Friday off. Take care and God bless.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

VOTE!!!

Earth on Mar 278:30pm - 9:30pm, here's the official Earth Hour 2010 video - really nice... gusto kong maiyak I dunno why :) at 2:30 see Manila, Philippines :)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cloudy Singapore

yes, I am blogging from cloudy Singapore.

Day 2 of my visit to my bestfriend who's having a big three oh celebration tomorrow. While she's at work and another friend Sophie hitting the zzz's soon I'll be left here roaming the cyberzone with Luchie's still hot from the store MacBook Pro.

SG as always is still the same old busy city, no difference at all from the SG I've been to 3 years ago. The only difference now is that the people seems to be more busier than before. I have never been to NY but I always imagine that it is an exaggerated version of SG.

So here I am tapping the keyboards of Chie's baby, battling the thought of going around Orchard Rd by myself. My first day here already made a big impact on my savings account. Armani was on sale, I couldn't find the courage to stop myself from purchasing a blouse. Cotton Co is also on sale, I loaded up on summer attires not just for myself but for my Jologs friend. And since Rhei is having her big three and 1 up day on Monday, I found her the perfect gift (Rhei if your reading this, yes I did found you a nice gift).

Spending the day indoors seems like a plan since we're going out tonight.

So boys and girls, wag po akong tularan... I am a shopaholic in the making... nahawa ata ako kay Luchie.

Before I say bye bye... let me give the bestest friend in the world the biggest hug, the biggest kiss and the biggest bday greeting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCHIE!!! I love you sweetie! bestfriends for Life!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Earth Hour 2010

This coming Mar 27 at 8:30pm. Join the world, do your part.

Grabe its been a year na pala since the last one, time flies. I can still remember my entry about this from last year.

Do your share, this is the least we could do for mother Earth.

Everyone can join the Earth Run 2010 on April 18 at The Fort as well this coming April. Check details here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mmmm...

Miss the days when I can just pick up the landline and call my bestfriend who’s just here in Manila, who happens to be just in a different city from where I am.
Miss the days when I can send best bud a text message on some random thoughts or episodes currently being showed on National Geo, I get an instant reply then… we share the same channel but not anymore, we don’t even share the same country code.
Miss the days when I can go to Makati just to have coffee with G or J then we’ll watch as the stores in GB3 were being locked by their staff – another day has gone… now traffic has been really terrible going there from where I am.
Miss the days when I am itching to go home to my old hometown… Holy Weeks, Christmases, summer vacations, sem breaks, parent’s anniversary, All Soul’s and Saint’s, and others… now I dunno if I still have a hometown to go to.
Miss the days when I say hello to the rising sun after watching DVD series marathon style. Now I am so sleepy that even talking to the boyps with my eyes open or glued to the tube can be hard work.
Miss the days when it’s already Thursday, my favorite day… now it’s already Saturday and I didn’t have a clue. It’ll be Monday once again and I would be wondering where are all my weekends?
Miss the days when I can just sit back and relax while watching a movie, now while watching my mind is making circles as to how much work should be done when the movie is over.

I keep on missing people, things & all. What is happening to my world?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Vday Thoughts

Am I suppose to love (or even like for that matter) vday this year cos I am already in a relationship? I have been – for the longest time – an anti-vday advocate. Not just because I was single all those times but because I hate the commercialism that surrounded this day that was supposed to be a grand gesture of honoring St. Valentines.

I am still anti-vday not because I am obligated to give W something, I would still stick to my idealism (hehehe an excuse), that I won’t be part of those who succumbs to Hallmark or gift stores for inventing this holiday. So if in case baby you’re reading this, you’re not getting anything okay?

But wholeheartedly, I am going to greet everyone an advance Happy Vday. Enjoy this day… don’t let this holiday slip without telling your loved ones the way you feel about them. It’s your choice if you want something wrapped to go along with your I Love Yous. Take care boys & girls!

Monday, February 08, 2010

Jamar auditioned, but where is he?

Jamar made it but where is he? He's not on the official AI9 contestants who made it to Hollywood. I smell something fishy... Watch his interview at 01:52 till the video's end...

American Idol auditions in Chicago from RedEye Chicago on Vimeo.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oh Crappy Day

I woke up at the wrong side of the bed and more like from the wrong side of the world. For some unknown reasons I woke up feeling really sad and it’s not the hormones I’m sure. After so many attempts to pretend that everything is alright I gave up. I fought the strong urge to succumb myself in an oral battle with anyone who’ll take me as an opponent. It feels really weird and I hate feeling crabby, I tried the coffee fix trick and it was unsuccessful.

I then watched Cougar Town episodes that I missed, the idea was to laugh or to feel even a slight smile formed on my lips – still unsuccessful. Grayson made me angry more. The “Someday Girl” idea made me hate him more. Words of encouragement from my guy didn’t help either. Stalking John Mayer (which worked all the time when I’m bored or sad) did nothing as well to sugar coat my sour mood. What’s wrong with me?

All I want to do right this minute is pack my bags, ride a plane going to SG and be with my bestfriends. Forget the responsibilities, forget deadlines, forget everything but just sashay away from here towards them.

I feel bad for my vendor who has to deal with all my bitching earlier today. It’s not her fault and I’m sorry because I really don’t have the time and sympathy for her. Arghh!!! What’s wrong with me today?

Thank God it's almost the weekend... I want a massage, an embrace & a kiss... I want Chuck and I want them all NOW!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Looking forward to...

a lot of feel good movies for this year...

Valentines Day - with the all star cast it is like watching He's Not That Into you and Love Actually simultaneously... I love Director Marshall so I definitely believe that this one will be a killer (kilig).

Dear John - not really a feel good story especially the ending (not sure though if the book will really be followed, they do it all the time with Sparks books, they change the settings a lot) but I sort of like Channing Tatum *grin* hehehe

The Last Song - hate M. Cyrus but I love the story line plus it's another one from Nicholas Sparks.

Leap Year - funny girl Amy Adams with her big surprised eyes and wonderful charm? This will be a delight plus cutie Matthew Goode is in it :)

Watched Avatar (this time I didn't sleep on it, natapos ko talaga) with good friends Dines, Rhei (& sibs), Ingrid and Bert at Rockwell yesterday. The only thing I can say about it is that it is FANTASTIC.

I am really sooo looking forward to more good movies this year.

Happy weekend boys & girls!