Wednesday, December 30, 2009

friends are there...

last night i get to spend some time with my high school friends, my 'samakulit' friends. and it was a blast! first time akong hindi natulog magdamag sa sobrang interesting at juicy ng chickahan! but even without the 'juicy chickahan' our 'kada could just hang out and chat endlessly and just be ourselves leaving the worries of being judged or being treated indifferently because of our 'quirks'...and for that, for my dear friends, i am truly thankful...



i'd like to share one of my favorite songs...a theme song from the 'garfield and friends' show. a song that i think would best describe the true essence of friendship.

Friends Are There
To Help You Get Started, To Give You A Push On Your Way

Friends Are There
To Turn You Around, Get Your Feet On The Ground For A Brand New Day

They'll Pick You Up When You're Down
Help You Swallow Your Pride When Something Inside's Got To Break On Through To The Other Side

Friends Are Someone You Can Open Up To
When You Feel Like You're Ready To Flip

When You Got The World On Your Shoulders
Friends Are There To Give You A Tip

Friends Are There When You Need Them
Their Even There When You Don't
For A Walk In The Park, For A Shot In The Dark

Friends Are There
(garfield) I Don't Care
But Friends Will Care For You-u-u-u-u-u-u!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

service awards 2009

i just wanted to share this very rare occasion of me dressing up for an event.


taken last october during our company's service awards night. the company decided to cut down on expenses but this activity was retained as it is deemed necessary to recognize the loyal employees of the company which i think is just right.

i must say, the dress looks elegant though it doesn't cost me very much...it is really a good find =)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

mommy moments - christmas moments

as in my previous post, this is our first christmas on our own. so we get to decorate our house and decide what food to serve. little missy is excited about the christmas decors...she just love the christmas lights...and the christmas tree. and of course, most of all, she loves opening the gifts, even the ones that aren't hers! ahaha! =)



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Saturday, December 26, 2009

merry christmas!!!

this is our first christmas in our own home, and that means our first christmas on our own...


and it is truly is a very merry christmas! we've got some foods on our table, with my wish coming true, that we'd have a free ham, yey!



merry christmas everyone!!! God Bless!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

i was surprised!

hubby kept on asking me what i want for a birthday gift. and i couldn't answer him directly. well, partly because i'm quite contented with what i have. not that i don't dream anymore of having the latest gadgets, new bags/shoes and what nots, i still do! who wouldn't?! i just feel that i'm so blessed and i am so thankful for the wonderful things that i already have. i've learned to appreciate what things i have, big or small, over the years and i guess i've matured enough not to overspend on unnecessary things. maybe being a mom does the trick =)


but the reason why i can't and don't answer him directly is that, i wanted him to surprise me. and surprised i was! hubby got some beautiful flowers delivered at my office (to the envy of my lady officemates...haba ng hair ko that day!...ahaha!). another gift was the book (entitled 'the shack' which they say is a good read. can't wait to read it!) that a friend recommended which i was looking for at some bookstores already but is always sold out.

thank you very much mahal! i was surprised and truly had a happy birthday!!!

although they tease me of being cheesy...i just wanted to say, thank you again, and i love you! (it's my day, so i can be cheesy all i want! pagbigyan nyo na ako...hehe!)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Big&Small Company Warehouse Sale 2009

i would love to go to this one...if only i could!

oh well, maybe you guys could come. brands on sale includes Big&Small, Orange Juice, Havin' A Baby Maternity & More. enjoy!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

mommy moments - my mommy moments

the theme for this week is 'your mommy moment' and basically, it refers to 'my mommy moments' =)

and what's my best mommy moments? of course nothing more than being with my family. need i say more?!?!....


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Thursday, December 10, 2009

i almost got ripped off!

when paying for your credit card bills, please please, always check your billing statement. scrutinize each item listed, your purchases, most especially the finance charges. i almost got ripped off!

you see, i usually pay for my credit card bills in full. so i don't worry about finance charges. but last month, i wasn't able to pay in full and so it is expected that it would incur some finance charges come this month's billing cycle. but upon checking my billing statement, i was shocked to see a finance charge that is double than what i expected. and so i did my research, asked an officemate on how to compute for the finance charge. and still, i would not arrived at the amount listed on my bill. kahit pa conservative computation na lang na "amount due*interest rate" eh mali pa rin at di tugma.

so i called the customer service of the bank and asked the CSR to check my account and to compute again for the finance charge. and indeed, there was an error! they say it's a system error and to appease me, they reversed my finance charge. yey! finance charge no more! dapat lang no! if i didn't check it, malamang naloko pa nila ako sa maling computation nila. tsk! tsk!

so guys, again, please check your billing statements before paying. huwag pong basta bayad lang ng bayad. it's our hard earned money. it is ok to pay as long as you are paying for the correct amount.

at the end of the day, i'm still thankful. if not for this incident, i would be paying a finance charge =)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

trick or treat 2009

i know, i know...a month has already gone by and i'm posting this just now...guilty as charged!

but i do not want to pass this one up as we really had fun and it's my first time also to actually dress up for the halloween event. thanks to hubby's officemate for lending me the dress.



little missy had fun! and in case you're wondering, yeah, she's my little wonder woman. pardon for the huge headband that it looks like a crown, whatever...i did it in haste and i don't even know how it actually looks! haha!

thanks to all the people in the office who made this possible. i'm already looking forward to next year! =)

Monday, December 7, 2009

getting ready for christmas 2009

it's december already and i haven't done any serious shopping yet for Christmas gift giving. and of course due to the economic crisis, we no longer have the sodexo pass/gcs that we usually get during Christmas....no more ham, no more gift basket...sigh...ang lungkot naman...no more freebies :(

i guess we just have to be creative this time and look for gifts that are not as expensive and yet useful enough. buti na lang the kiddos in our family grew up to be simple and appreciative, at least we won't have a hard time looking for gifts.

i also plan on making something to give to our relatives on a per family basis. just something to let them know that we remember them. some sweets maybe? we'll see...

only got 2 more weeks to prepare. hopefully i get to finish it up just in time for Christmas. wish me luck! =)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

mommy moments - talented kids

i wasn't able to join last week's mommy moments as i couldn't find pictures of my little missy with the theme of 'chore time'. she knows how to keep her toys after playing, although after a while she would say, 'eh kasi napagod na ko, ikaw naman liligpit mama'...hehe, marunong na mag-rason! the important thing i think, is that she knows that she needs to pick up her toys keep them in the right place.

this week's theme is 'talented kids'. she could sing & dance just like most kids her age does. but what she loves the most is to read. she loves books. and she almost memorize all of its contents. she could easily identify the pictures and drawings and could even make a story just by looking at the illustrations. sometimes i get amazed at how she knew some of the things that i think she doesn't know yet!

my little reader and story teller =)

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

envy

sometimes i can't help but be envy of other people...

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
~from Desiderata~


it's but natural, i'm only human. when i feel envious, i try to focus on what i have and not on what i lack...after all, i'm so blessed that i have a lot to be thankful for...

how about you? how do you cope up with this kind of feeling?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

photobooth anyone?

we attended a baptism wherein they have this what you call 'photobooth'. unlike the traditional photo booth which people often go through to have a quick photo ID, in this one you don't actually have to go inside a booth. instead, they have this setup wherein you pose in front of the photo booth with matching background/backdrop and wait for the shots. and because we pinoys are very fond of 'picture-picture', it is a blast to have this photobooth on our special occasions. after the shots, you get a copy of your picture as a souvenir for the event. and you can have as many photos as you want! provided of course there's no one else in line except you, which i doubt because the guests really loved it and enjoyed it so much that they kept on coming back.

here are samples of the shots that we have...

with the celebrant...little missy is still not yet in the mood

family shots...little missy definitely in the mood! =)

so if you're looking for a unique souvenir for your party/occasion, this would be it. surely your guests will enjoy it. we did! =)

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Monday, November 23, 2009

kian brent's baptism

we have a latest addition to the ust-psg (this is what we call our barkada since college days) family. me bagong tropa na si little missy sa mga lakwatsa! welcome to the Christian world Kian!


Friday, November 20, 2009

mommy moments - yummy!

it's friday again and it's time for mommy moments. yey! i'm on time this week! =)

this week's theme is yummy! what comes to mind when you hear this word? food of course! and yes, we do love food (who doesn't?!). hubby and i enjoy eating out and we are not afraid to try new tastes. and i guess we pass this on to our little missy because she is not very picky with food. although at times she prefer to eat just one kind of food over and over which i think is just normal for kids her age. like right now her favorite is "tuyo", see she's not picky at all. hehe =)


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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Disney On Ice returns to the Araneta Coliseum this Christmas

from December 25 to January 3, Disney On Ice returns to Araneta Coliseum for their Christmas show entitled "Disneyland Adventure"

now this is one show that i would love to watch. back in our college days, i used to watch Disney on Ice together with my friends. and since there's some fund constraint as we just get it from our allowance, we are content on watching it from the general admission. but we never mind, we still enjoyed watching it.

i'm really glad that Disney on Ice is back again here in the philippines.they haven't been here for quite some time and now that i have a child, i would like to watch it again this time with my little missy. she already knew almost all of the disney characters so i'll bet she'll have a blast watching it.

i'm praying that we'll have some extra in our budget to be able to afford the tickets. luckily, i found out that there's an ongoing promotion on the ticket sales. you can get as much as 10% - 12% discount on the tickets buy using BPI, BDO, or AMEX card when purchasing the tickets. senior citizen card is also accepted (but maybe for the cardholder only). there's also a 10% discount for every 4 tickets.


what's more?!

you may also win 4 VIP tickets with a Meet and Greet sessions after the show on January 3, 2010, 6pm at Araneta Coliseum. now this is what i want!!!

you can get raffle coupon for every single receipt or accumulated receipt purchases worth at least P300 from any participating establishments in Araneta Center and this entitles you as well to a 10% discount coupon that you can use to buy tickets at the Araneta Coliseum Box Office.


you may read more about the promotions here and here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

thanksgiving 2009

i usually list down the things that i'm thankful for the year that was at the end of the year or after new year. but since i'm joining a contest and the theme is 'thanksgiving', i'm doing it earlier than usual this year. i'm sure there are still blessings coming over the next couple of weeks so i might still have something to write about afte new year =)

i'm joining the contest not so much about winning the prizes, i am not even familiar with some of the prizes aside from the free web hosting , the personalized template, and the site badge button. Oh, there's this prize of Paypal Funds that I would love to win. i'm joining the contest because i have lots of things to be grateful for. the prizes are just added perks to spice it up.

so here goes...

for the year 2009 God has given me lots of blessings...as HE always does year after year...sometimes i may not realize it at the exact moment. if i have asked for something and it is not given, i know that HE is just preparing something much better for me.

i am most grateful for our new home. at first we are having trouble because of the long travel time, we still do, but now we are more tolerant as we already got used to it. the important thing is that, it is OURS. it's quite cute, but in time i know that God will make it bigger just when we needed it.

i am also thankful for our car. i've asked for a sign, God gave it to me. and so we were able to purchase it. we're working hard to pay it up as soon as possible. i know we can, we just have to be a little more creative when it comes to spending.

i am thankful for our dearest 'nanay'(as our little missy fondly calls her) our household help, our angel at home. she opt to stay with us even if we already transferred to a new location. of course she had her misgivings, but we'd rather concentrate on her being able to take care of our dearest little missy. that is what is important. and for that we are really thankful.

i am thankful that when the typhoon 'ondoy' strikes and leave most of the areas in rizal devastated, we were spared. we were safely tucked in our home. although the river near our place overflowed and made us all really nervous, the water did not reach our house. and we are really really thankful that we are safe.

i am thankful for our jobs. that despite the economic crisis around the world, we still get to keep our jobs. God really knows when and where to place us.

i am thankful that we are healthy, despite of the occasional bouts of cough, colds, & flu, we are still in good health.

i am thankful for my family, most especially my hubby and my little missy.

i am thankful for life's little blessings....

there you go...i've done it! first contest i've joined =)

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

needs first before wants...

needs first before wants...needs first before wants...needs first before wants...

this is my current mantra...the phrase that i keep repeating in my head. the phrase that i need to live by. the phrase that i need and must do by all means...

it's quite hard considering that sometimes there is this need for self gratification. the need to feel that you're rewarded because you know you've work hard. not that i deprive myself of life's little pleasures, that one i could keep on doing and i'm glad that i still could.

but other than that, no more. i need to keep my focus, i need to keep my eyes on the goal. and someday, i know that in so doing, i might be able to buy what i want when i want it.

needs first before wants!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

mommy moments - sporty day

this week's theme is sporty day. i would definitely encourage little missy if ever she'd become interested in a particular sport some day. i believe that it will help her develop good traits such as self discipline and being responsible to name a few.

two of the things that she enjoys right now that i think is sports related is riding her bike and swimming. she really loves the water so i think she'd be a good swimmer if it comes to that. she's also showing some interest in bowling (but she couldn't carry the ball, so right now she's just content on watching us play).






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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hi-5 Surprise! in Manila

received this email from World Vision. i would have loved to watch this, i'm sure little missy would have a blast as she enjoys watching the show in tv. but we're in a tight budget so we'll pass this one up...hopefully there's a next time =)

spread the word!

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Dear friends,

World Vision is the beneficiary of Hi-5's upcoming series of shows in Manila this coming November 25-30.

Hi-5 is World Vision Ambassadors in Australia and they've had earlier visits in the country to visit one of our Cebu projects funded by WV Australia and also did some mall shows to promote their upcoming shows. Hi-5 is daily (M-F) aired in the morning at Nick Jr. (9AM & 12NN) and at TV5 (7AM and 3PM).

In support of this partnership, can you please share the email below to your friends, especially parents who might have daughters/ sons that are Hi-5 fans/ followers. They can also buy these tickets as gifts to their neices/ nephews/ inaanaks too! It comes with a pair of Crocs that they can also give as an early Christmas gift.

For ticket queries, please get in touch with World Vision Acquisition team at 3747652 or email c/o pamela_millora@wvi.org. Thanks!
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Hi-5 Surprise! Live In Manila!
November 25, 26, 27- 6pm
November 28, 29, 30- 11am/ 3pm/ 6pm

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For Sponsorship/ Tickets inquiries, please Call World Vision (02) 374-7652 c/o Pam Millora

Monday, November 9, 2009

mommy moments - let's pretend

been busy with work the past days...weekends i've tried to focus my attention to little missy and hubby to make up for my absence (sort of) at home since i arrive late at night from work. in short, this post is late...again...hehe...but i wouldn't want to miss this one as i was already thinking of what i would post since knowing what the theme would be =)

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so here it is...the theme is let's pretend. now, guess what she's pretending to be...or rather, who she's pretending to be. yep, she'd like to pretend that she's me by wearing my clothes =)





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Monday, November 2, 2009

mommy moments - precious gift

the theme for this week is precious gift -any gift that you received from your child tangible or intangible.


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i know little missy is not old enough to be giving gifts to me. but i do know that every kiss and hug that she gave me is a sign that she truly loves me =)



"nose to nose"

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

hands on manila servathon 2009

last October 10, 2009 our company joined the Servathon 2009 which is hosted by the Hands On Manila Foundation. it's a day wherein volunteers from different organizations/companies join together to provide services and assistance to the marginalized sectors of metro manila.

i am proud to be a part of this and was really glad that our company decided to join such an event which promotes volunteerism and self-sacrifice even for a short period of time. kudos to all the participants of this event! let us all continue to share our blessings! =)


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Friday, October 23, 2009

international relief goods rotting at a DSWD warehouse?!?!?

update:

according to the DSWD, this is not true...well and good if it is not true indeed. and hopefully, those relief goods would be distributed ASAP...or rather, NOW NA!

you can read more about it here and here.

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caught this one on facebook. according to a volunteer named 'ella' there were some goods rotting in the DSWD warehouse. these are international donations from all over the world for the victims of typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng' (and maybe typhoon 'ramil' which is expected to hit the country i think today if i'm not mistaken). the goods are not moving and are not reaching those people who needed them most....tsk tsk tsk

i've seen a lot of volunteers left & right at the height of typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng' so i think that the excuse of DWSD that there are no volunteers is quite lame...totally not a valid excuse!!!

the original source: http://www.ellaganda.com/ is not accessible for some reason. good thing the owner of http://mabuhaygirl.multiply.com/ was able to copy and paste the whole blog entry.

you may read the whole story here. hopefully, this site will not be blocked or something.

spread the word so that the whole country would be aware...and hopefully our government would be forced to do something about it...

and oh...if somebody would be kind enough to translate the story in english so that others will understand the whole story, that would be great...but that means, re-posting the whole story in english with the photos as well. am really hoping someone would do that...if only i'm good at words, i'd do it...so please please...
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sigh...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

misconceptions

most people have this misconception that people working abroad (or living abroad) have tons of money...while it might be true for some, it is not always true for everyone else. sure they are earning $$$$dollars$$$$ which is way more than what we are earning here. but they are also spending dollars. plus the cost of living is also higher on other countries. so it just balances out.

i've seen some people who's content on living at the expense of their families living abroad not even minding to help themselves out. all they could do is ask and ask and ask. i feel for those who are enduring the lonelines of working abroad so as to earn a living. i hope that their familes here would realize how tough it is having to live on another place away from your family, that they would learn how to value all the things that they have and to live simply, that they would learn how to stand on their own or at least help themselves out and be useful.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

a la LSS...

little missy's words kept ringing in my ears...just like an LSS (last song syndrome)

she said: 'ayoko aalis si mama, di o-office si mama, kasi gusto ko dito lang tayo sa house' (i don't want mama to go, i don't want mama to go to the office, i want want mama to stay at home with me)

sigh...i could only reassure her that i would come back for her...that 'mama' would always always come back for her...

little missy, i know you know how much i love you...i know someday you'd understand...

Sunday, October 18, 2009

mommy moments - a day at the mall

late entry again...but who cares...i'm still joining =)

the theme this time is a day at the mall. we've been to the mall a lot (who doesn't???) but i realized that little missy only got a couple of pics inside the mall and mostly, inside a particular store only...yep, you guessed it right...toy store it is =)

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at glorietta mall


at 'toys r us' in trinoma

munching ice drop with plastic still on! at landmark


toy section at landmark

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

transpo challenge

the past week has been very challenging (still does) in terms of the travel going home...imagine having to fall in line waiting for a vehicle to bring you to your destination for 2 hours! (or more) it's quite frustrating really...not just frustrating, but draining as well...i could only resort to thinking that at least this is just the problem that we are facing and it's nothing compared to what other people are going through right now especially the victims of the typhoon 'ondoy' and 'pepeng'...so am still thankful...but still, it's frustrating! instead of getting home early and spending time with our precious little missy, we're stuck waiting for our turn to get on the shuttle...it makes us feel cranky, and mad, and depressed...did i already say it's frustrating?!...waaaahhh!!!

i guess we really really really need to learn na how to drive...so i think it's a good thing also from another perspective...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

meme award

got this one from mommy chris. this is my first award. thanks mommy chris for this.



What does meme mean? In the context of web logs / 'blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it's some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on.

Here are the rules of acceptance:

1. Acknowledge the person who sent you the award.
2. Share your 7 personality traits so we can get to know you better.
3. Nominate 7 other blogs.

so here goes...

  • i like people watching. i enjoy watching people as they go by and i try to figure out what they are thinking at the moment or what are they going through with their life
  • i love reading books, mostly suspense-thriller books
  • i enjoy cooking as much as i enjoy eating.
  • i love to travel, i try to go out of town at least once a year (and hopefully would be able to continue it despite the tight budget!...hehe)
  • i have a heart for volunteer works
  • i want to retire at age 45! (or younger) and work for an NGO instead (because i think and i feel that it is much more fulfilling)
  • i'm currently trying to practice positivism...trying to see the good things in a bad situation...demn it's so hard! hehe =)

there you go...the rule is to nominate 7 other blogs...but since i don't know yet that many blogs, i'm passing this on to prettymomie where i found the mommy moments which i now so enjoy =)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

she said she doesn't love me...and i'm hurt...

these past few days, little missy has been saying that she doesn't love me...i know she doesn't mean it, and i wanted to think that she don't really understand what she's saying...but still, i feel hurt...it hurts me everytime she said it...

i would say..."i love you anak"

she would say..."di kita love, si dada lang"

i would say..."basta ikaw love ko"

hubby would say..."love natin si mama"

she would say..."hindi ko love si mama, si dada lang"

and the conversation would go on and on like that...until she finally said...

"eh kasi, gusto ko hindi aalis si mama, dito lang si mama sa house"

and it really struck me...i'm hoping that someday she would read this blog...that this blog would last enough until the time that she could understand so that she might be able to read this...so that she would know how much i love her...so that she would know, that if only i could, i would spend each day with her....that i love her more than anything in the world...that i'm working hard to prepare for her future...

i love you anak...i always have...and i alway will...

i do hope that someday you would understand me...that someday you would understand why mama has to always leave you at home and go to work...and remember that, even though i'm not always with you physically, my thoughts are always with you...

Friday, October 9, 2009

mommy moments - special trips

yey! i'm joining mommy moments this week!

mommy moments

this week's theme is special trips...little missy, like her mom (ahem), is a true blood lakwatsera!...hehe...well, only because i bring her along whenever i can =)


family trip at picnic grove in tagaytay


summer outing with my friends at 8 waves


company outing at tagaytay highlands


little missy's bday pasyal at manila ocean park


check out other mommy moments here

Monday, October 5, 2009

kakagat na...

i was supposed to join last week's mommy moments...hahabol pa sana ako, but i couldn't find the pics that i needed and found this video instead...we were laughing out loud while watching this and even little missy was laughing at herself =)

hope you enjoy the video as much as we do...


Saturday, October 3, 2009

ombrophobia caused by typhoon 'ondoy'

internet! finally!

we don't have a landline phone & internet for a week...but it's nothing compared to the horrible experience of the victims of typhoon ondoy...lost of properties and worst, lost of life...i feel for those people...i pray that they may recover from this tragic event...if there is one good result of this recent calamity, it's the outpouring of love, the willingness of people to help out and reach out to the victims...pero sana, huwag na magkaroon ng calamity para lang magtulungan tayo...

i think i'm developing 'ombrophobia' or the fear of rain...whenever it rains, i sort of panic...well, it's not really that obvious, tipo bang ninenerbyos lang naman ako...tsk! tsk! if i feel this way, pano pa kaya yung mga binaha at tinangay ng baha?!?!...sad...i really really hope that we all could recover from it...soon...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

facebook fever

at work, the company has decided to block some of the websites that most of the employees frequently visits. and so, of course the number one on the list is facebook...funny though because a lot of people got stress out by this, or so i thought...it was a running joke for quite some time, or maybe it will continue to go on, people stressing about not being able to access facebook...that they would not be able to harvest their plants on farmville and everything would go to waste. i'm quite amused really. buti na lang i wasn't addicted to it as everyone else, that's why it has little impact to me.

but seriously though, if the company decides to block websites, you couldn't really do anything about it. after all, it is the company resources that you're using. so you can rant all day long everyday about it, but you just have to accept it.

i'd like to share with you this funny video of happy slip about facebook...enjoy! =)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

bohol itinerary

as promised, here's a re-post of our bohol itinerary...take note that this was way back 2008, so make some adjustments with the costs...hope this helps =)

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hubby and i together with some friends went to bohol last oct. 24-27, 2008. it was fun and surely, if given a chance, we would definitely go back =)

we booked our tickets early to avail of the piso flight promo of Cebu Pacific and then we have a contact person who arranged the tours and the accomodation for us. for us, it's better to get a packaged tour so that everything is already fixed and we don't have to worry about every small detail of the trip. of course food is not included in the package, except for the Loboc River Cruise which includes a lunch buffet. the overall cost of the packaged tour we think, is just right since there are 8 of us to split the price.

total cost per head for the tour & accomodation is Php 4,300.00 which includes all the land tours, 1 buffet lunch, airconditioned room (for 2 persons) near the beach, and the sea tours. not bad eh? we think it's a good deal =)

food cost is quite expensive in panglao. you must allot at least 200 pesos per head per meal. or better yet, if you're staying at a place with a kitchen, buy foods to cook in tagbilaran first before going to panglao. ask your guide/driver about it.

we are supposed to go to hinagdanan cave but we spent too much time at the souvenir shop...hehe...so if you really like to go to the cave, just inform your guide that you want to go there first.

transportation:
via Cebu Pacific piso flight promo (http://www.cebupacificair.com/)

accomodation:
Alona Tropical Resort (http://alona-tropical.com/)

itinerary:

1st Day
8:00 AM - ETD from Manila
9:15 AM - ETA at Tagbilaran
9:30 AM - Fetch at the airport, proceed to Bohol Bee Farm
10:00 AM - Bohol Bee Farm; Brunch
1:00 PM - Drop to Resort; Alona Tropical
2:00 PM - Swim! Swim! Swim!

2nd Day
8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Land Tour
- Blood Compact
- Baclayon Church
- Python Sanctuary
- Bolo Making/Nipa Weaving
- Hanging Bridge
- Bilar Man Made Forest
- Chocolate Hills- Tarsier Encounter
- Loboc River Cruise with Buffet Lunch; sidetrip to Ati Tribe
- Souvenir Shop
6:30 PM - Back to Resort
7:00 PM - Dinner
9:00 PM - Rest

3rd Day
5:00 AM - Wake up call
5:30 AM - Fetch at the resort for sea tour
6:00 AM - Sea Tours- Dolphin Watching
- Snorkeling at Fish Sanctuary/Balicasag Island
10:00 AM - Brunch at Balicasag Island; Fresh Seafoods! Yummy!
11:00 AM - Transfer to Virgin Island/Sandbar
11:30 AM - Swim! Swim! Swim!
1:00 PM - Return to Resort
2:00 PM - Swim again at the resort pool
4:00 PM - Rest6:00 PM - Dinner

4th Day
6:00 AM - Wake up call
6:30 AM - Breakfast
8:30 AM - Fetch at the Resort going to Tagbilaran
9:30 AM - Souvenir Hunting at Tagbilaran
10:00 AM - Brunch at Jo's Payag Chicken Inato Resto
12:00 PM - Malling at BQ Mall
12:30 PM - Fetch at BQ Mall going to the Airport
2:00 PM - ETD from Tagbilaran
3:30 PM - ETA at Manila

contact person:
tata rabe (email: tatarabe@yahoo.com)

helpful websites:
http://www.bohol.ph/
http://www.boholboard.com/

Monday, September 21, 2009

lakwatsarap!

i enjoy travelling...very much!

i started this blog about my travels entitled 'lakwatsarap' but of course couldn't sustain it...as always...like most of my previous blogs...so i figured, this new blog would have a better chance of staying 'alive'...well, hopefully...so i will just re-post all the previous posts on my travels and try to add some more along the way...so help me God...please please...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

my only u

just finished watching the movie "my only u" starring vhong navarro & toni gonzaga...finally! it took me forever to actually finish the movie with little missy always bugging me as usual...i actually enjoyed the film...its light, funny & quite moving in it's own weird way...maybe because it's about losing somebody you truly love...and quite frankly, i couldn't imagine losing another one of my beloved...who would anyway?...i'd rather i'd go first if it comes to it...but then again, i wouldn't want my little missy to experience the same ordeal that i've got to go through growing up...and of course there's hubby....that's why i thank God for everyday that He gives me...for every hour, for every minute, for every second...

Friday, September 18, 2009

mommy moments - treasured pictures

mommy moments


this week's theme is treasured pictures...i have here some of my favorite pictures which truly captured some of little missy's treasured moments =)


little missy & hubby...my treasured ones...the love of my life


loving every moment of her bath time


little missy in a bubble...enjoying the moment

and of course, our wacky wedding picture =)

check out other mommy moments entry here

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