Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Happy 3rd Year Wedding Anniversary

To my dearest husband who never fails in letting me know that I am loved and adored, here's a simple thought just for you on our special day...

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P.S. I actually send this quote to him via SMS early this morning and my husband's replied to me saying that he cried while reading it. Awww...he tends to get emotional sometimes and I guess this is one of those moments. Too bad I was not on his side when he read the message, I would love to see his reaction. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cry for Love

I'm done reading "The Notebook" and I so love it! It's much better than the film (though I love the film as well but you know, the book is complete and more detailed). As expected, I cried while reading it. The two main characters in the story is a perfect example of what LOVE is all about (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). I'm encouraging the husband to read the book as well. Why? Because I want him to shed some tears like I did! Ahahahaha! Yeah, I know I'm naughty and I'm still thinking of ways for him to read it since he saw me crying while reading the book.

We've watched the movie version and guess what? Hubby is the first one to cry =)  He is such a crybaby compared to me =P

Waiting for Taylor Swift

I suddenly remembered the cancelled Manila concert of Taylor Swift here in Manila. Thanks to my colleagues here at work singing Teardrops on my Guitar by the Country/Pop Princess (yes, I'm currently working while blogging).

For me it was a blessing in disguise that the concert will be move. The main reason is I can't afford to take a leave on the previous set date which is Oct. 22 (Friday) so I heaved a sigh of relief when the concert date will be push through a later. Whatever date it will be, I wanted to see the concert. I really like her because she's a simple, honest and bubbly chick. No offense to Miley Cyrus fans, but I like Taylor better.

Speaking of concert, Gin Blossoms will be here in Manila next month. Initially I was thinking of attending the concert with hubby since he loves their band so much that he never gets tired of playing their songs over and over again. I'm not sure if I will push with this plan since I'm preparing for our 3rd year wedding anniversary dinner. Sigh! Decisions, decisions, decisions....hmmm..

Monday, October 18, 2010

Oktoberfest 2010 in Sofitel

My siblings and I together with hubby troop down to the Harbour tent inSofitel yesterday (October 17th) to enjoy ourselves with the Bavarian Brunch Buffet in celebration of Oktoberfest 2010!

colorful drapings inside the tent
inside the Harbour Tent

There a a lot of foods and desserts plus the unlimited servings of draft beer and iced tea. I'm not a beer and alcohol drinker so my tummy is contented with the iced tea...hehehehe.

our table number
our table number and the draft beer

Bavarian goodies
Authentic Bavarian foods

We got our tickets at Php 800 and we were surprised to receive a souvenir mug. Thanks to German Club Manila for providing the souvernir ;)

souvenir mug
the souvenir mug
the band performing German songs
a German Band performing songs (they came all the way from Munich)

I enjoyed the food so much that when we went home, I skip eating dinner since my tummy is full. I immediately hit the sack and doze off. It was a great day and experience for all of us. This is the first time that I went to an Oktoberfest event and what's more, I have my siblings with me! Family bonding time :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

14 - Day Challenge....My Verdict

After participating in the 14-days challenge of Pantene wherein they sent me a sample of NEW Pantene Hair Fall Control, here are my conclusions:

1. Indeed it proves that it lessen the hair fall when you used the shampoo.
2. It leaves my hair dull. I was thinking that maybe the shampoo and conditioner is not ideal for my hair. 

So there you are, the results based on my own experience. Of course I acknowledge the fact that not all hair are equal and that others may find this Pantene variant an answered prayer for them. I guess this type of Pantene shampoo and conditioner doesn't sit well with my hair.

I have a hunch though if I got the other Pantene variant then probably I will have a different story to tell about my Pantene experience. I forgot what kind of Pantene shampoo it was. All I know is that Carla Abellana endorses that variant (see commercial video below):

Friday, October 15, 2010 is Holding another Blog Contest!!!

I'm trying my luck again in joining Quicker's contest. I was not lucky the first time but that didn't dampen my spirit so here's my 2nd round and hopefully, lady luck will be on my side.

Faye (the name behind Quicker) will be giving away:
1st prize - Fossil Ladies Watch
2nd prize - Fossil Ladies Watch
3rd prize -Kate Spade kikay kit (orange)
1. Subscribe to Quicker8's feed via email located right side bar of her blog(REQUIRED ) - 1 Entry
2. Blog about the contest along with the Prizes {You MUST include the Prizes and My link}- 5 Entries
- If you have multiple blogs, much better. Each blog post along with the Prizes -5 Entries.
3. Leave a comment in this post telling her what you did and give her the link of the blog post - 1 Entry.
4. Comment to any of Quicker8's post. From Oct 12,2010 to Dec 18,2010 and you’ll have 1 entry each comment.
-Make it sure it's at least three word ! LOL And NO SPAMMING, PLEASE!
The Contest ends on December 18, so if you wish to participate you must enter before that date. Winners will be announced on December 28,2010! The winners will be picked through!
NOTE: All comments will be manually approve :)
Enjoy and Let’s have some fun!:)    Spread the word to all your blogger friends!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

P900 Oktoberfest Brunch Buffet at Sofitel

That's right! is selling tickets for the Brunch Buffet in Sofitel for the Oktoberfest celebration which is happening on October 17. 

Kids under 12 years old are free as long as they are accompanied by 2 adults that are ticket holders.

(photo courtesy of

Sunday Brunch's location will be in Harbour Tent (parking lot) in Sofitel where carousel, balloon wheel ride, choo choo train, bumper cars, mini jets and an inflatable kingdom will be setup for the kids to enjoy. A sumptuous authentic Bavarian delights such as fresh roasted pork knuckles, laugen rolls, grilled sausages and mouth-watering pastries awaits everyone who will be coming to this event.

At first I was hesitant about this promo so I decided to call Sofitel and confirm about the tickets. True enough Sofitel are selling tickets for the Oktoberfest Brunch Buffet but I'm not sure how much is the original cost as the agent didn't tell me that info. She just asked me if I'm an Accor Advantage Plus member and I said yes. For the members, they are selling the tickets at Php 800. For non-members, don't fret because you can still avail the Php 800 price as long as you know a member who can buy the tickets for you ;)

I just made a reservation of the tickets to the agent though she can't promise me on how long she can hold them. I just gave her my mobile number so she can contact me if there's a "shortage" of the tickets especially when it's nearing payday.
This is great deal for everyone who wants to enjoy a family day in Sofitel :)

P.S. For those who will purchase in CashCash Pinoy, please be aware that there's a time limit in order for you to buy the tickets. As of the moment, we still have 2.5 days left before the offer is gone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This is my current reading...

I've watched this movie with hubby. Back then we are just bf-gf. I so love it! Indeed it shows how one person can love somebody unconditionally without asking for any return. I was surprised to see hubby getting teary-eyed and were not even on the part where there's all the drama...hehehe.

Let's see if the movie stayed close to the story of the book.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Will be here soon....


I found a romantic place where Hubby and I can celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary!

For the South peeps, I'm sure you will recognize this place ;) 

The next thing I need to do is to make a reservation.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


For those who have seen my status in FB and Plurk I was bitten by our pet puppy (she's the baby that I introduced in one of my entries last month). 

I was in our room Monday night taking a rest since I have a fever and a headache. Our puppy loves to roam around the house and sometimes she sleeps in our room. Well, that night she went to our room looking for a playmate. I didn't give her that attention that she needed so naturally, she will find ways for me to notice her so she playfully bite me on my right foot like she normally does when she wants to play. Apparently, her bite is harder than normal and I got a wound. The wound bleed and my husband hurriedly looked for Betadine to clean the wound. It's a wrong move according to the doctor when I seek medication the following day. His advice is that when you have a dog or animal bite, you have to immediately rinse it with water and soap. 

I end up having two shots of anti-rabies and two shots of anti-tetanus. For the anti-rabies, it cost me Php 650 in the Animal Bite Center near our place whereas for the anti-tetanus, I went to a hospital to get the vaccine. Good thing that my HMO shouldered the expenses for the two anti-tetanus shots.

Right now the puppy is on a leash inside our home, sometimes we let her go outside and tie the leash in a window to sustain her. So far she's not showing any changes on behavior. Though I was bitten by our "baby" I know she meant no harm and I'm praying and hoping that she's not positive on rabies.

I am scheduled for 3 more sessions for the anti-rabies shots. It doesn't hurt at all if that's what you want to know. I find the anti-tetanus shots more hurtful and some people I know who's been on my situation before agrees.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Update on Pantene Challenge

It's been a week since I started the 14-days challenge of Pantene and I'm using their Anti-Hair Fall Shampoo and Conditioner. 

Here are my observations while using it:

* The shampoo doesn't produce much lather in my hair. After washing it water, it's not soft at all.
* When I used the conditioner, that's the only time that my hair will have a soft texture. 
* When my hair is all air dried, I noticed that it doesn't shine like the way I used my previous conditioner and shampoo. I was thinking that maybe Pantene is not the brand for me.
* I guess it lessen my hair fall...somehow...

So there, one more week to go before I can finally made a conclusion. Though I have 7 more days left, I already have a gut feeling what my judgment will be....


I discovered this online shopping last week and I'm thrilled that the items they are selling are a lot cheaper than those who are selling in Ebay and Multiply ;)

Since 2008 (if I remember it correctly), Korean and Japanese clothing are a big hit here in Manila. I was planning to buy some pieces but never pushed through since at that time, I have to spend my money wisely. Apart from that, I am not sure on how well the items will fit me if ever and if there's an exchange policy.

Good thing Versuaz has a return/ exchange policies which I think other sellers are not offering. I'm impressed. They are really giving 100% Customer Satisfaction and that's an edge to their competitors. It only means that they are taking good care of their customers and not to lose their trust. I also made a research about them and majority is positive feedbacks ;)

What's more they have ongoing promos that you might like to check out. They offer discounts for referrals, wholesale/bulk purchases and if you're planning to be a reseller of their goods.

I'm going to try this myself and let you know what happens to my online purchases. Stay tuned.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


I can't believe it but it's true...Either the weighing scale is lying or it's just me in denial.... I think it's probably true, the figures is consistent to what my body looks like now. Sigh!

From 93 pounds when I started joining a new company (which was last March) from a whopping 103 pounds! That's 10 pounds for 7 months! Arrrgghh! Though a lot of my friends say that I'd still look good regardless of the extra cellulite in my body but of course I want to be in good shape like I used to be (pops into my mind my Boracay body last June 2009).
That's why I'm going to go back to Hip Hop Abs which really works for me. Now I have to set my mind for an aching body tomorrow after this workout. I have to set my mind now for a  "No Pain, No Gain" motto.

Happy Birthday Sis!

Last Friday, my sister celebrated her birthday! I will not divulge her age or she will kill me  =P

Just like any siblings, we used to fght a lot during our yester years. I can still remember some events where we physically hurt each other intentionally like we are messing around with an enemy instead of a sister. 

As we became matured as years passed by, all the mischief and pranks that we had inflicted towards each other is a closed book that for good. I realized how lucky I am to have her. She proved herself that she can be by your side when you needed her. Now, I'm getting teary-eyed....

(Me and my sister in Shanghai Outlet last February 2010)

Happy Birthday to you! 
I hope and pray that whatever dreams and wishes you have in your life will come true. 
You deserve to be rewarded for everything you've done for our family.
We Love You!!!