Tuesday, January 27, 2009

summer vacation!

Summer is nearing and holiday season is bidding its goodbye, and all we dream is to enjoy a great vacation that summer has to offer. If only money is not a problem, probably we are one of the many who will greatly enjoy some Family Friendly Vacation rental available for tourists in the great beaches and resorts in different parts of the country from Cancun! The husband and I usually talks about having one grand vacation in the years to come when we can really afford one, but not now specially when financial stability is not yet visible. Although we can afford those overnight stays that is not that expensive and a little of that family day out in one resort or hotels that are not so far away. Hopefully someday we'll be able to afford those luxurious vacation too, but for now, we still keep on checking www.karismahotels.com for more details and information!

10 things

1. I am a proud home maker slash stay at home mother and wifey.
2. I now love to grocery shop than to 'kikay' shop
3. I prefer home cooked meals -the one I prepared- than take out/order food
4. I used to be a social butterfly but now I rather have few real friends to go out with
5. I still love gummy bears and chocolates
6. I am a photog wanna be... and been practicing a lot, accepting mini gigs on snapping
7. I love my family to the highest level, will do anything for them.
8. I used to love listening to music but now I'm more into telenovelas! sucker for it now! lol
9. I always wanted to have my own collections of jewelries and watches, hopefully in the future
10. I can't live without my husband and my daughter. They are my reason for living.

hep hep

I am so tamad (lazy)! no I'm not joining the bandwagon of the preggy mommies, i'm on the Pill :) er, patch I mean! lol... anyways, maybe thats it, maybe thats the reason I'm so lazy nowadays.... can contraceptives does that? make someone so sleepy and so lazy?! omg... this can't be happening... how will i able to lose weight if all I do is sit down and munch all day long?! crap.

But I am so thankful for not experiencing monthly pms symptoms like headache and tummy ache thanks to the substance in my patch!

Anyways, I love the hep-hep hooray portion of Wowowee and I so love Randy Santiago doing today's show! a lot better than Willie R. di ba?

online school, why not

Almost everyday, my closest and some online buddies are still connected even if we are not frequently seing each other. Anyways, back to the school thing, have you heard about the Capella University offerings for this school mba and online schooling? well, they are in fact one of the few accredited institution in the US to offer this kind of special course programs to those who wanted to continue or take up another degree, through online studying. Super nice alternative for those who can't afford to leave their place and study in an college or university. That is why, this great university came up with this. For more detailed information and their courses line up, you can check up there site and inquire.

This blog post was based from the information provided by blogitive.com


A photo of my niece while trekking her way home --the rough road way. Can you really tell how many balloons she is holding for real in the picture?


I AM… a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend.

I WANT… a vacation!

I HAVE… a lumalapad na waistline :p

I WISH… to have my own photography studio

I HATE… when i didn't get things that i want

I FEAR… losing my loved ones

I SEARCH… for self contentment

I WONDER… if I am on the right track of life

I REGRET… to not be able to work a little longer before getting married

I LOVE… taking pictures and taking care of my family

I ALWAYS… go online.

I AM NOT… so good with washing clothes and cleaning the house

I DANCE… so bad

I SING… worst than you could imagine

I CRY… if i want to

I WRITE… when i want

I WON… a lot of school contests and a company contest

I AM CONFUSED… with html

I NEED… money, lots of it! lol

I SHOULD… get motivated and exercise more

....feel free to snag everyone!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

moroccan lamps

Do you know that there is this website that caters different kinds of lighting fixtures which specializes in making Moroccan lamps that i find so neat and nice, imagine your abode having little light posts with a destinct feel and effect, classic style! I remember when my parents are in the process of planning our house design mom wants to have a little landscaped garden of her own, she asked the architect if it is still possible to allocate a small space for the pocket garden, but sadly, there is not enough space to accomodate her request, the land area is too small.. my mom was broken hearted! that is why she promised herself of one day she'll make way for having a mini garden complete with bermuda grass, mini fountain or water falls complete with lamp posts and statue of Mama Mary and of course with super detailed moroccan lamps too!. in a few months, my parents will again have another set of apartments be made, i think she'll have her wish of a mini garden be heard by the architect. hopefully she'll have what she wants this time.

the birthday girl

Today is my daughter's second birthday! how time flies, I really don't know, it was just like yesterday when I first saw her fragile body and now she has grown into a very smart and talented toddler! Everyone loves her! she has a personality that matches her movements and speaking skills! And I am one proud mama here of course.
So how are we going to celebrate her birthday later today? The simple way it is! We ordered a Dora cake and will prepare snacks for some relatives who will come. Will also take a lot of photos and this reminds me to ready the compact flash!

a14 by you.

Again to you my daughter, Happy Birthday! I love you!

Random questions #5

1. Who was the last person to call you baby? My daughter, she's acting like my mommy! lol
2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart? Yes, the husband does it usually.
3. Has someone ever sang a song to you? yes :D
4. Do you play Sudoku? oh no.
5. If abandoned alone in the wilderness would you survive? I doubt it.
6. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you would do? I might just run out of the house with my daughter
7. Who was the last person you shared with bed? hubby
8. Why did your last relationship end? because we chose to wed!
9. Where was the farthest place you traveled? Bohol
10. What movie do you want to see right now? table lamp have you seen!?

Thanks CHIKAI!

Friday 5

1. What types of blogs do you usually read?
>>> usually mommy blogs, wedding blogs and of course healthy cooking blogs too!

2. What kinds of products do you usually buy when you shop online?
>>> make ups, clothes, bags and all that jazz!

3. What kinds of online videos do you usually spend time watching?
>>> random types

4. Besides Friday 5, what weekly memes do you particularly enjoy?
>>>a lot! go check out my daily meme's!

5. Where do you like to go for streaming online music?
>>>IMEEM, and Limewire

Friday, January 23, 2009

Random questions #4

1. What do you wear more, jeans or sweats? Jeans
2. When is your birthday? 04-23
3. Do you swear a lot? nope
4. Where did you get the shirt(s) you're wearing? Surplus shop!
5. Do you have any regrets?of course I do
6. What was your first alcoholic drink? beer
7. Do you want something/someone you can't have? i want something,but who knows when the right time comes....
8. What color are your favorite shoes? red
9. Who would you like to see right now? my dad
10. Are you a social or antisocial person? Social
11. Have the cops ever come by your house? Nope
12. Ever been in love? yes.
13. Ever had braces? nope
14. Who was the first person to really break your heart? hmmmm
15. What do you wear to bed? it depends ;)
16. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? Grazel
17. Who was the last person to disappoint you? I can't remember
18. Do you trust people easily? i used to
19. Who was the first person you talked to today?My friend about her getting into Leptovox and how it changed her life!
20. Who was the first person to text you today? my cousin RJ

Thanks CHIKAI!


1. What do you wear more, jeans or sweats? Jeans
2. When is your birthday? 04-23
3. Do you swear a lot? nope
4. Where did you get the shirt(s) you're wearing? Surplus shop!
5. Do you have any regrets?of course I do
6. What was your first alcoholic drink? beer.
7. Do you want something/someone you can't have? Yea. I can't have now but maybe later on or in the future.
8. What color are your favorite shoes? Purple.
9. Who would you like to see right now? My folks and siblings.
10. Are you a social or antisocial person? Social.
11. Have the cops ever come by your house? NOPE and I hope not haha!
12. Ever been in love? yes.
13. Ever had braces? nope
14. Who was the first person to really break your heart? hmmmm
15. What do you wear to bed? pj's
16. Who was your first best friend and are you still friends with them? grazel
17. Who was the last person to disappoint you? Secret!
18. Do you trust people easily? Not anymore.
19. Who was the first person you talked to today?friends online, amiel and olin
20. Who was the first person to text you today? no idea, where the hell is my phone anyways?!

Thanks CHIKAI!

another good bye

It is another sad day for us, well no, don't get me wrong nothing terribly happened or whatever. It's just my dad is already preparing his luggage for he is about to leave tomorrow for work. Yes, we'll have to count another six months so we can see him again. Sometimes we always wish for a better luck for all of us so he wouldn't have to leave us here and at the same no more cries and missing of each other. Well, this is just another pace in out life that we have to accept, it is in fact for the goodness of us all. I just hope he will not get home sick or anything like that.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

FF 2


What does the color dark green make you think of? --- meaner green! :)


How many cousins do you have? -- i have more than 15, lost count.


On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how honest are you? -- 10

Main Course

Name something that is truly free. -- air!


Using the letters in the word SPRING, write a sentence. -- sometimes price rise in normal grounds. lol!

moi day

As mentioned on my other blog, I had a relaxing facial the other day with firming mask to cap the session! It was truly a needed one since my face has been a resident village of those unruly black and white heads! That is why I made sure to get the treatment that would really target those whatnots, surprisingly the receptionist were able to discuss every single treatments that they has to offer, making me confuse on what to get. So I asked for their most preffered one, and lined me up with the botanical seaweed facial session with vitamin e collagen firming mask that lasted for an hour and a half. It was so relaxing that I was able to take a nap during the steaming time and the masking period. My face now feels so relaxed and subtle! hoping for another session next month!

joints needs

My mom has been complaining her body and joint pains, sometimes she even felt like a melting candle, you know the feeling of draining or something. Anyways, my dad suggested that she should get some dose of exercise since her body has been slogging in some ways, not getting enough movement causing her blood flow to clog or something. But you see, going and enrolling for a gym program is near impossible for her, so dad asked for the help to put out and clean the shelved pedal exerciser from the storage room so mom can use it for her walking exercise while watching over the kids of the family. And yes, everyone in the family is being encourage to get some walk or jog in the said pedal exerciser, for health wise purpose of course.


that is what Moogy -- our 1 year old pitbull's motto these days... you see, this one big and sexy dog is up and ready for stud! :) but since, there is no schedule 'it' time for him yet, we just make him so busy with his body building exercise.. hitting the treadmill, routine jogging and walking every so often makes his day. inquiries regarding his stud services are pouring in from the time he was so ready for his oh so manly job... making my husband his official pimp! lol... one great task for the dog right, getting paid to laid! lol...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Random questions #10

1. What did you do today? Home. blog and twit :D

2. What’s the greatest thing that happened to you today? i was able to finish all my pending tasks from the sheriff!

3. How many TRUE best friends do you have? a few

4. Would you rather get up early or sleep in? sleep in

5. Tell me about the shirt you’re wearing? It's a star filled sando from my dad

6. What are you excited about right now? twitter outing at Tagaytay, my shopping loots, Olin's birthday too! and a stay at one of those sassy hotel las vegas joke!

7. Do you trust people? yes

8. If you could move away, no questions asked, where would you move? somewhere outside the PI

9. Do you think two people can last forever? i think so

10. If you’re sleeping and someone calls you what do you say? i dunno. hehehee

Thanks Chikai!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Where Am I?


you might notice that I'm not updating that much here, its because I'm currently hooked on Flickr! but no, I'm not closing this one... just tweaking some good stuff on the other side :p

so if you want to see my latest photo uploads... check out my flickr account...

click here!

Food Choices

Sweet Treats 101

1. Which do you often snack on – sweet, sour, spicy? :: I often munch on sweets! :D

2. Can you tell me what specific food you snack on in relation with your answer to number#1? :: Chocolates, cookies, doughnuts

3. Cakes or chocolates? :: chocolates!

4. If you love chocolates, which do you prefer – milk, dark, with almonds, etc? :: mint and with nuts

5. How do you control your cravings for sweet stuff (I have a hard time with mine!)? :: I drink lots of water or I sleep

Fear Factor:
Tell me what big thing will stop you from snacking sweets. :: LV bag!

Tell Me:
I have such a sweet tooth. Can you show me something sweet to eat? :: sure! :D

ma man

How long did you date? we are dating for almost 8 years now :)

How old is he? he's 30

Who eats more? he does... but blame my slow metabolism that's why it seems that i'm the one who eats more...

Who said “I love you” first? when we were starting? he does!

Who is taller? sometimes him, sometimes me! weird noh?

Who sings better? :P he does

Who is smarter? me! lol... but honestly, i really think he's way smarter than me

Whose temper is worse? HIM! aka MOODY DIAZ!

Who does the laundry? the WM! :)

Who does the dishes? i do! i love doing the dishes... i don't know why.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? :) it depends on who fell on that side after hmmm! lol ;p

Who pays the bills? he does.

Who mows the lawn? no lawn.. hehehe

Who cooks dinner? i'm the official cook! :) but he sometimes cook for us..

Who drives when you are together? he does, but when he's drunk i do handle the wheel

Who is more stubborn? ;)me

Who kissed who first? he kissed me first! **blush**

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? most of the time he does

Whose parents do you see the most? my parents... they are in the house almost everyday checking out the construction et al

Who proposed? he does, of course

Who is more sensitive? the husband is more sensitive

Who has more friends? he has more friends, but i see mine more often

Who has more siblings? he does. 4 siblings

Who wears the pants in the family? he does.

blisters attack

When I was still studying, I used to always have blisters due to the daily wearing of black school shoes. Something that I wasn't able to get over until I fish my high school, I have no ways to prevent it during those times but band aids and patches, but unfortunately, to no avail. It was said to be caused by the frequent rubbing of my feet to my hard shoes. It was only on my College days when my dad came home with ENGO Blister Prevention patches! It totally was an awesome product because it prevents my feet from getting blisters even if I wear my shoes everyday! Super recommended for those feet who happens to experience frequent blisters! With that, my dad make sure to hoard a whole lot of it before he went home for his every vacation, and until now, we still have stocks of it that my sister uses! :D



Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim? --- during our high school days, some of our classmates pretended that they can talk to ghosts and dwarfs!


What do your salt and pepper shakers look like? --- we don't have one, canister for each are ones we have


Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)? -- Hong Kong or a few nights

Main Course

What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry? -- a friend just gave me a Bulgari lotion that i frequently use now :)


Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name. --- gummy bears with iced coffee --BEARY COFFEE!


1. Today I feel very--- so-so :)

2. I enjoy --- spending quality time with my husband and my daughter.

3. I am unhappy when --- a member of the family is sick or has a problem :(

4. I feel good when --- i see my daughter so happy and healthy!

5. I wish my boss ---no boss... oh yeah i have my Olin :)

6. My officemates think --- ex officemates ---hmmm, i dunno what they think of me

7. My work area is --- cluttered with receipts, papers and other trash! lol

8. I enjoy reading about --- showbiz chismax, kids, photography

9. I like myself best when --- everyone is happy and i get to see my online earnings!

10. If I had a choice I would --- probably be somewhere in Europe sipping a cup of coffee and going home to my two... :)

11. I wish --- for health, wealth and happy family

12. Tomorrow I would like to --- sleep

personalized wedding

During our wedding preparation, I got so hook on checking out sites that features and sells out unique wedding props, I actually wanted everything to be personalized because during that time, there are only few local sellers who does personalized loots that is why I wanted to be different but something that comes up with that is the huge amount of having almost everything done in uniform way. So, what I did was visit sites such as theknot.com a wedding site shop that makes everything personalized according to your likes! From their unique wedding favor ideas to personalized items to the free tips and suggestions a bride to be has to know! And one of my most desired item before were this personalized cameras!

Super nice to have in every table to have your guests take part in capturing the nicest things and happenings during your wedding. Something, that I wasn't able to order because I still do not know anyone who can help me with the ordering online. But if only, I could have bought this pretty cameras!

day 1

day 1 --- woke up before 6am -- prep myself up, wore my sneakers and sweats while the husband readied himself and Moogy (our pitbull dog) for a morning jog at the nearby village. left Olin with Ate Mean since we cannot tag her along --in a few more days maybe when she can steadily walk on her own. but for now, it was Moogy whom we are with.
good thing the weather is jiving with us this morning, yesterday was another story --it rained hard in the morning thus we failed to have our got-to-be-fit bonding...
my calves and back is aching right now i tell you! hirap mag-papayat! whew! but i enjoyed the few hours with the husband :)


i love the city are the beautiful flowers throughout the year, because of the cold climate of the place. thus making them one of the most source for flowers and other plants being brought to different place all over the country. because of the favored weather they has and the beautiful flowers that blooms in their place, they created a yearly fest about flowers, they also have the ala-rose parade that is being held at the festival date, where hundreds of locals and tourists gathered around the main street to see beautiful and grand floats parading.
i really love that place, the husband and i even had our honeymoon there early 2006. below are some of the memories of our first vacation as husband and wife.

smiling moon

Have you seen the smiling moon last December 1? Good thing a friend texted me and told me that the sky is smiling! I had to run fast to see what she was talking about, and there I saw two stars and the moon all formed in a huge smile! I was so giddy happy that I run back inside the house to get my camera and snap the sky! :D even the husband called me to tell me what he saw.. :D So there, here's my smiling moon shot!

Photoshop Testing

I just wanna share with you my latest addiction, well actually, I am still learning things how it goes with photoshop. And let me tell you, it's not really that hard! naks, actually, it's quite hard, I sometimes find myself staring at a blank page of my sheet thinking what to do next.. but I'm determined to learn you know.. so for the meantime, let me share one of my sample..


so what can you say?