Nov 30, 2008

first post of the month

exactly one year ago when i took the nursing board exams. it was 2 days of examination but years and months of preparation. im just super happy i and my friends passed!

i can smell Christmas already. Christmas as mentioned in previous posts is my favorite season of the year. Christmas spells H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S! it is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. excited for Christmas this year. my dad and uncle are very busy putting up Christmas lights and a few more decors. it's good that my uncle is here from bacolod to help out my dad. they will also finish the installation of the cabinet for the second door but i will have to make a quick trip to the mall to buy some linear motion for them.

happy december, everyone!

Nov 25, 2008


im looking forward to attending a friends party in 2 weeks. she is celebrating her 30th and that's why for the first time ever she is having a party. this party is not only a celebration of her birthday but the blessing of their new house. she's been a flight attendant for 4 years now and one of the things she's been wanting is to buy a house, finally that dream came true. she bought the house early this year but it took sometime to complete the renovations. since she has been travelling she wanted a moroccan inspired house that's why she used Moroccan decor. it was difficult for her at first as she had to bring a lot of the things for the house from her trips. it was hard to find Moroccan decor pieces here. that is the same reason why the blessing of the house was delayed but for me it actually came as a perfect timing as she gets to celebrate her birthday and have the house blessed. i saw pictures of the house already and all i can say is it really is pretty so i am excited to see her new house.

Nov 24, 2008

brended foster

a little boy made me cry this morning. an 11 year old boy who is so sick and dying but still thought of how he could help the hungry and homeless. a little boy who was given a short time to live but chose not to be sad and blame God with his illness but instead chose to have a great time, make the most out of his life and live it like that. an 11 year old boy who gets sad not when he does not get the toys he want but when someone gives up. a boy who said that the best thing in life is having one. brenden is wiser than most people i know. he might have succumbed to leukemia, but he has surely been a blessing and an inspiration not only to his family but to a lot of people.

today, he reminded me to follow my dreams and to not give up.

watch the touched, inspired, and blessed.

Nov 23, 2008

the week that was

had a super busy week.

-went to divi with my dad and tito hermie.

-busy doing things online.

-went to cubao with dad and tito hermie again.

-made a list of the medical supplies needed for my uncle's rotary club medical mission early next year.
-cleaned up my files in the computer.

-had a meeting in makati.
-shangri-la for a short mall trip.
-attended a party in ortigas.

-attend a lunch bday party for tita gigi halili.

-grocery at S&R and waltermart.

tiring and really busy week. i was glad to be able to finish a lot of things this week. it's a month before Christmas and traffic has been very bad already. i can only imagine how bad traffic would be by next month. especially the days leading to Christmas. good thing December comes only once in a year. teehee.

hope everyone had a great weekend!

overcoming anger

here is a link to today's sunday message at church. i think being angry is very common. it happens to everyone and can happen at any time. sometimes when we get angry we hurt other people and end up regretting it. here is a video of this morning's message at CCF.

Nov 22, 2008


the only time i get to have a taste of bannaple is when cousins bring their cakes during parties or if i get to go to katipunan. the good news is bannaple is now in tomas morato. hooray for me and for those who enjoy their food. i hope though that even if they are starting to branch out and expand, that they get to keep the quality of their food.

picture grabbed from click the city. for more info click here.

beauty 101

as soon as i wake up in the morning, i grab the remote control to watch either today show or good morning america. after a few more minutes i get my asus and check my email. stay in bed for 30 more minutes to an hour and start my day. today was a little different. instead of watching my morning shows, i watched beauty 101. it's the show of vicky belo on a local channel. im not trying to get tips on how to look beautiful since what they mostly discuss are the surgical enhancements they do in their clinic. pretty much the same with Denver Plastic Surgery. what some people would to for beauty and to stay slim. not only do they have to endure the physical pain but also the they would have to spend a lot of money with every procedure done. take note that it's not only women who undergo such procedures but men too.


i was watching the evening news, and they said that FG was just suffering from diarrhea. his arrived manila this afternoon via a private plane from osaka japan. i think it's more than diarrhea. just my opinion and i could be wrong. ok, it could be diarrhea but then again it could be karma too. im not wishing him harm but i just noticed that his health has been deteriorating the past years. is this God's way of teaching him a lesson. nuninuninu. more of this story here.


this is bad. i want to eat fluke's mango mallow pie! i don't know on how i can convince my dad to go to makati tomorrow as i am pretty sure he'ld want to watch haton's fight on tv. maybe if i tell him i'ld buy him mini burgers and a mango mallow pie, he'ld say yes on driving for me. let's see what happens.

Nov 20, 2008


i am bindicooter's number one fan. teehee. she is such a darling, charmer and cutie. everyone is just crazy about her. look at the new pics i snagged from her mom's multiply account.

this early, i have been checking online sites of what i can get her for Christmas. i found really nice baby bedding but i will still have to check with my cousin on what bindi needs. so many nice things online that i know she could use and a lot of nice dresses too. im excited for her first bday too. uhm, i forgot she is only turning 3 months in a 2 weeks. teehee.

Nov 18, 2008

QOTW #40

you can join us here.

1. What measures have you taken to cut back expenses?
- i don't window/online shop as i always end up buying something i don't really need.
2. Have you ever bought a book and used the receipt as a bookmark?
- yes. when i bought the book PS I Love You by celia ahern, i was so excited to read it so while waiting for my parents to come out of the movie house i started reading it and i ended up using the receipt as a bookmark when they came out of the movie house.
3. Can you recall any traumatic, embarrassing or troubling events as a child that
you still remember vividly? If so, care to share?
- i was in kinder school so around 4-5 years old when i had my first and only hospitalization. i got sick with i don't know what (i was too young pa to care) but i remember the doctors having a hard time inserting my IV. 2-3 people would have to hold me for them to insert one plus they were having problems in locating veins where they could insert it. not only that, my IV would always get dislodged. i was crying so hard all the time.
4. What is the strangest question you have ever been asked at a job interview?
- what my favorite color is.
5. Does it make you uncomfortable if a woman is breastfeeding her baby in public?
- when i was younger, yes.
6. Do you know anyone who has an unpredictable temper? Who?
- yes, my ex-manager.
7. What did you have to learn “the hard way”?
- a lot. most learnings about life and love was learned the hardway.
8. Have you ever been dishonest about the origin of a bruise?
- nope.
9. Have you ever gotten any kind of envelope in the mail without the senders return address? Did you found out who it was from?
- nope.
10. It’s our 40th QOTW. I am giving away something. Can you tell me why should I give it to you? It’s just a little something to spice up this little Meme!
- because i have never won anything my entire life when it comes to contests, raffles, or things like this (parang super loser ako sa answer ko, teehee!).


with the global recession, it's been hard to identify on where to invest. not that i have a lot to invest because i don't but with the very small dwindling savings i have, i HAVE TO find a market where i could invest it. sadly, i could not find any. maybe i should do what a friend from high school did. instead of investing in stocks or putting her money in the bank she has turned to gold investing. for one, the value of gold has not depreciated. if it does in the future i don't think it would be as bad as how stocks has lost it's value. i'm still undecided if i should do this, i still have to research and maybe monitor the market value of gold. thank God, for sites that give me more information about monex as it helps deciding on things like this a lot easier.


last saturday, after i came back from makati my mom told me we were to eat dinner out since the maids took a day off. after dinner we were going to my aunt's house as she wanted to go to the Holiday Treasures Bazaar at A. Venue Events Hall in makati avenue.

we left the house past 7 and had chinese food at for dinner. after, we went to my aunts house and then went to A.Venue. since we got there close to 9pm already, the Bazaar was closed already,boohoo! lucky us, there was a tiangge at the parking lot. my mom, sister and aunt went around the tiangge. since i was not really to buy anything, i stayed with my dad, uncle and borgy. After they got tired shopping, we went inside the mall to check out the restaurants. my aunt was telling us about the mini burgers at fluke, so at fluke we went. i didn't get to taste the mini burgers priced at Php95.00 for 3 mini burgers with fries but all of them said that the burger was really good. my uncle ordered mango mallow pie (php65.00) and it was super good! i even bought some for take out. i also bought cream puffs (Php55 for 6 mini cream puffs) and i wish i bought more. i can't wait to go back. maybe this weekend? teehee.

Friendship Offering

tagged by jody.

"And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you."

here are the rules for this tag;
1. copy the badge and put it on your blog
2. link back who pass you this tag
3. spread this tag to at least 7 or more bloggers who you think you are friends with.

ahmm...if i break the rules am i going to be punished? i think a lot of my blogging friends have received this already so i will skip the tagging.

Nov 12, 2008


Congratulations to Aries for being the winner of Project Runway Philippines Season 1. Up to the last minute, i was still hoping that Philip wins. If not for the dress that transforms, Philip would have won. That was the only thing i liked with his collection.

The models they used for the show though were...i dunno! some looked weird, some didn't really know how to walk, the others were super skinny im pretty sure they are taking fat burners. im not a supermodel nor am i an expert in this field but i just wished they got more experienced models for the runway show.

Anyhoo, congratulations to the top three who were christened by Rajo Laurel with new names. Philip, the Romantic, Veejay, the Modernist and Aries, the Technician.

Can't wait for season 2!

Nov 11, 2008

who will win?

i am a fan of project runway philippines. i watch this every week and if i miss an episode, i make sure to watch the rerun. from the start i have always liked philip and jaz's work. i was one of those who was so sad to see jaz go but i am very happy that philip made it to the top 3.

tonight is the second part of the two part finale. the long wait is over and the winner of project runway philippines first season is to be announced tonight. i have seen pictures of the fashion show and i must say that aries's collection was really nice but then again, we don't know on what the judges are thinking so philip might still win. i hope he does.

Nov 10, 2008


*pics stolen from my sister's multiply site. pretty-pretty bindi!

Las Vegas

i would love to someday go to las vegas but for now i would just have to look at pictures of my parents trip to Las Vegas. from the pictures alone, i know they had fun. Im trying to arrange the album and what i did was to include a las vegas strip map and then take note from the map the place they have been, the hotel where they stayed and the hotels they visited. im looking forward in going to Las Vegas as my cousin mimi now works for Bellagio hotel. on when the trip to the city that never sleeps is to happen...soon i hope.

Nov 9, 2008

B day!

earlier today was bindi's big binyag day

little bindi was super cute. she wore a really pretty dress...

with nice shoes to match the outfit...

welcome to the Christian world bindicooter. i pray and hope that you grow up to be a good and good fearing girl. we will always love you and watch over you.

Nov 8, 2008

back to school

not me! i don't think i am ready to go back to school--not yet. i am planning to start reviewing again next year but i am not going back to school just yet. i don't think i would have the time. school takes up so much time. you also have to consider your travel time as traffic could get so bad. i think it's the same reason why some have opted to enroll with anonline university. one of my friends from college is currently enrolled in one. it works for her since she is always busy with work plus she has a family to take care of. all she has to do now is to go online to attend classes and to do school work. maybe when i am ready to finish my masters in business administration or if i want to take up further studies in a medical field, the option of online university is something i could do.

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tomorrow is bindi's baptism. im super excited to see the little girl wearing her baptism outfit. i wanted to buy a gift for her earlier, but i could not find any that i want. i might just give her money for now and to see if i can buy her a bumbo seat in the US. the only thing with the bumbo seat is that she might only use it for a few months so im still undecided if i should get her one for Christmas. pictures to be posted tomorrow.

Nov 5, 2008

2009 Planner

what to use? that is the question.

for 2008, i bought a moleskine planner. i bought the red one and got one for a friend too.

i was able to complete the stickers for the starbucks planner since i spent most of my afternoon's studying there but i gave the planner to my sister. yeah, she got the planner i gained the weight. teehee.

for this year, i am thinking of what to do. i can either buy a moleskine again, or buy the planner that should change my life (ngek!), or try completing the stickers for a starbucks planner. red cups are back and from what i heard, i would only need 16 cups for this year's planner. or i can just ask my aunt to give me a sunlife planner.

will see.