Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Answered Prayer

After more than 2 years of praying, wishing and hoping, the Lord grant us one of the best blessings this year! 

Truly Patience is indeed a virtue. I will be forever grateful to you Lord for granting me this wish of ours.

What a great way to end 2010 and a successful 2011 for the two of us! 

To my hubby, prepare yourself to be back in the corporate world! Wooohooo!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Xmas Party 2010

Ahoy everyone! It's been awhile since I posted. I got caught in a tangle of work and household chores that's why I never had a chance to update this blog until today.

As promised on my last post, here are some snapshots of our company's Christmas Party held at Makati Sports Club last December 13.

Party People of ORC

party people

strike a pose

Who would've thought that I can carry that dress??? Good thing that I bought it the last minute =)

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The week that was....

Hello everyone! I'm still alive and this blog is still breathing...hahahaha! Since its December there are a lot of things that will keep you busy - parties, deadlines at work, shopping, reunions, etc.

Let's see the highlights of the past days in my buzz-y life:

December 4: I went to the Catholic christening of my college classmate/ barkada's daughter. I have another god children added in my list =P

December 13: It was our company's Christmas party! I hurriedly went to the mall in the morning to buy  a dress to wear. Had myself a foot spa and pedicure, I'm planning to have one again soon. I decided to go since the leads and the manager promised that we are not required to work on that day. We partied till 12 midnight then off we go to Music21 to sing our hearts out! I will post some pics to share in the next entries.

December 15: We have one-on-one meeting with our "Big Boss" who is an American. He visits every quarter to check with each members of our team and catch up with what's going on at work. He is really a hands-on director unlike other BPO companies.

December 17: I distributed the gifts for my colleagues at work. It was a good gift and a great buy! Thanks to Everyone loves the gift :) I still have a few more gifts to give to some of them who were on leave that day.

So there...most of the days I'm bust working or going to Human Nature to purchase some items that I will give to my friends and god children. I'm not dwelling on how much I spend but rather I'm thinking on how good it feels to give without asking for any return. After all, Christmas only happens once a year so I want to make the most of it.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

It will be a tiring day....

...but at the end, I know that I will enjoy myself despite the lack of sleep and rest. 

Hubby and I will meet each other later to watch Narnia, one of the few things that I look forward to. Then after that, we will meet my two girlfriends for bonding time! One of them will be leaving to Singapore to celebrate her son's 3rd birthday (he happens to be my god son) and to spend Christmas with her husband which is a good friend of mine since my "call center" days. 

I only took a nap earlier at work for an hour. I worked yesterday to cover a position that is urgent. I wonder if my effort of coming to work on a rest day will paid off. Hopefully it will (crossing fingers). 

So in a matter of minutes, the hectic afternoon will commence....

Friday, December 10, 2010


One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.

Must be my guardian angel wants me to put this into heart and mind for the next coming days. It's very timely since I'm feeling so down and stressed lately. Think positive Joanne! Cheer up!

Banapple in Makati

This is such a joy to hear! The first time I heard and known about this pastry shop/ cafe was last month (yeah, too late) when one of my office mate brought a chicken pie for him (from Banapple's Katipunan branch) to share since the size is pretty big compared to the single pies served around here in Manila.

I instantly fell in love after I took my first bite! The chicken meat is tender and flavorful. Yummy! At that moment, I asked and prayed for Banapple to put up a store in the south area. Answered prayer!

 Location: Ayala Triangle Gardens Ayala Avenue, Ayala Triangle Makati City
Store Hours:  Monday to Sunday 10:30am to 10:00pm

I never had a chance to check out the place yet but definitely, I'm going to visit the place in the next coming days before my Christmas vacation. Stay tune!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Till We Meet Again

We didn't expect that this is happening...we are all unaware...caught by surprise...feeling that all is just a put the bad dream to a stop, we visit you to the place where we can find our dismay, there you were...sleeping soundly, just like waiting for tomorrow's sunlight...but we all know, you won't see it through your naked will see the light in it's glory together with our Creator...


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; 
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

Rest peacefully my dear friend....

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lot for Sale

I'm taking my chances if somehow by the power of technology, we might get a buyer for the lot that my mother owns. Blog mates if you know someone who might be interested, they can post a comment here in my blog or send me an email.

Here's the description:

Location: Cityland Greenbreeze Village VI, Barrio Biclatan General Trias Cavite (besides Gateway Business Park)
Size: 269 sqm.
Price: Php 2,500 per sqm (negotiable).

My mother purchased this lot in the early 80's as an investment but since we didn't end up living in that area, she wants to sell it instead and use the money for home improvements of our current home that my sister purchased early this year. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Bye bye SonEric....Hello BB!

We got our bonus last Friday and boy oh boy we were all so happy! I didn't expect when I went to work that I will "compulsively" (?) bought myself a Blackberry Curve. =D
The unit is originally from my officemate and it's only a week old. He decided to sell it since he is used to BB Bold and he wants to buy the newest Bold 2.0. It took me hours before I finally gave in to buy the unit. After all, you can't buy a BB unit that is less than Php10k + the accessories that he bought for the unit like a 4GB memory card+2GB memory card, 2 casing for protection and a screen protector that is already installed on the unit. It was a good steal!

Today, I will be getting all my contacts from my Sony Ericsson W800i and transfer it to my BB. In fairness to my Sony Ericsson unit, it served me well for 5 years. Up to now, it's still functional except for the button for the camera and bite marks of our puppy. Other than that, you can still use it. I was thinking of keeping it because we had good memories together and it holds a sentimental value for me. That unit was the priciest that I ever bought for a phone! But I have no regrets since at that time when I bought it last 2005; it was an all around phone that everyone has been craving for. I'm a proud owner of W800i. It never failed me. Why I have the sudden feeling of not letting my W800i go?