Monday, November 29, 2010

Reality Bites

Blood relatives often have nothing to do with family, and similarly, family is about who you choose to make your life with. 
~ Oliver Hudson

It's like saying...

Fate chooses our relatives, we choose our friends. 
~ Jacques Delille 



That's one of the saddest reality....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bellevue Sale

Last Friday, my friends and I went to Grace Village for the famous Guess, Mossimo and Mango Sale. It was my first time to go there. We run a little late since I will be coming from the South so instead of 9am which is the agreed time that we were supposed to meet, we end up at 10:30 am instead =P

We arrived in the exact place almost 11am and boy, it was no joke when the email that was sent to the yahoogroup in which I'm a member, cautioning us that it will be jam-packed. It really is! Most of the people that I saw are still rummaging through the clothes on the tables while others are already falling in line. I assume that they are near the vicinity and probably they've been to the sale for the past years thus they know the drill.

I started off looking for shirts to be given as gifts for my brothers. Then blouses/shirts for my youngest sister. I didn't buy a pair of pants since you are not allowed to fit them so I disregard that in my list. You need to arm yourself with loads of patience and perseverance before you can see the EXIT sign...hehehehe. Hands down to the preggy moms that I saw in the venue who are looking for in children and babies clothing section. They have a lot of endurance.

For those who might want to check the place, here is some of the list of items that I gathered:

Adult Shirts  (Men or Women)          Php 290
Mossimo Leggings                            Php 290
Adult Jeans (Men or Women)           Php 500
Kid's Shirts                                      Php 190
Baby's Clothes                                 Php 160
Mossimo Body Spray                       Php 180


Apart from shirts and blouses, there's also perfume, bags, shoes, make-up that are on sale. For bags, they are offering 25% discount.

I end up buying 11 shirts, 2 leggings and 2 body sprays amounting to Php 4,130. The shirts that I bought are mixed of Guess and Mossimo. It's one of the best deals that I had since if you purchase these shirts in the mall, Php 4k will only give you 4-5 shirts.

I'm thinking if I should go back on December 5th for their last day of sale. This time, I will be coming with my sister and hopefully we can go there early but let's see if we can make it happen.

Tips:
* Never bring kids on the venue. The place is humid since there are a lot of people in the clubhouse.I hear a lot of kids crying since it's hot and the fact that you have to squeeze your way to move around the sale items.
* Wear comfy clothes to avoid.
* If you purchase 10 items below, there's a separate line for you which is of course faster compared to the long line where I end up. There's only one cashier though and you have to pay in cash.
* Bring your own bag. The bags that they are lending to people is not enough so might as well bring your own so you can start stuffing your items.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 Days

That means two days of no work (Thursday and Friday)! Wooohooo! The much anticipated Thanksgiving holiday is here :)  I can finally relax and do the things that I wanted to do like going to the malls, having a massage, cleaning the 3rd floor of our house, laundry, movie date with hubby and if there's an extra time, a dinner date will be wonderful!

Sigh! I so miss having a social life outside work. Hehehehe. The cons of working on a graveyard shift. 

After this long weekend, I will patiently wait for my Christmas vacation. Wow! 2010 is nearing to an end.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Movie Night Out

Yesterday night, our company held a movie night out for its employees. It's a tradition that every quarter, the employees will vote for a movie that they want to watch and of course it's for free! Not to mention that there's a food and drink included ;)

harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows-part 1
For the last quarter of this year, the winner is Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows! I enjoyed watching the film regardless that I was not able to see the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. LOL. I know, I'm silly for not watching it.

We watched the movie in Greenbelt 1 Cinema 2. Good thing I was able to get there in time considered that it's traffic in all parts of the Metro due to the rains and the fact that my place of origin is far away from Makati. I guess, I have a thing for being a Buzzer Beater =P

Since I have no work on Thursday and Friday, I'm planning for me and hubby to have a movie date of our own. Hubby wants to see Megamind. Apart from that, I also want to have our dinner date as a late celebration of our wedding anniversary. Hmmmm...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Make Your Move And Step Up

I love to dance. As long as I can remember when I was a kid, my aunts and family friends will ask me to dance just to entertain them. When I was in grade school, I participated in performing a dance number together with my club mates during the foundation day. In high school, I enjoyed the PE class as long as the topic has something to do with dancing. One thing that I regret in my life was not nurturing this talent that was given to me. I stopped participating in school activities when I was in high school till college. Shyness overpowers my love for dancing. Why am I telling you this? To not make the same mistake as I deed. To be able to do what you love most and show it to the world. 


That's why I want to share with you this event. In celebration of the World A.I.D.S. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Day on December 1, 2010, a special dance competition dubbed “Make Your Move” will kick off at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Music Hall at 10:00AM on the same day. College students and call center agents can participate in this one-day dance competition with over PHP 175,000 in cash prizes up for grabs.

To join, simply form a group with a minimum of eight (8) members up to a maximum of twelve (12) members to a dance group. Members may be all male, all female, or a combination of both. All dancers must be bona fide college students or currently employed as call center agents/officers. Groups may simply fill up the registration form, bring valid IDs for verification purposes and a video of the dance choreography.
The dance routine should not be more than 5 minutes and must incorporate “AIDS Awareness” as a theme.  All requirements should be submitted to On Ground Activation, Co (see contact details below).
P100,000 awaits the champion while the first runner up gets P50,000 and the second runner up will take home P25,000. Plus, all non-winning dance groups will get a consolation prize of P5,000 each.  The group with the most number of contingent/supporters will receive P20,000.

This special event is just one of the many advocates of Frenzy to promote awareness for AIDS. Frenzy believes that disseminating proper information about AIDS is just one of the many ways to stop the spread of this worldwide killer. This special dance competition/event  is part of the company’s campaign towards that goal.

 “We’re proud to showcase the best talents of the Filipino youth as we celebrate World AIDS Day. Filipinos are very talented and we want to be instrumental in spreading awareness about AIDS in a wholesome and fun way. Make Your Move is literally, a step in the right direction” says Norman Campoy, Brand Manager for Frenzy.

For more details, you may get in touch with Judy Perez at 895-2561/09063193537 or Eula Capidos at 0915987171 of On Ground Activation.

You may also find more info at Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/makeyourmovedance.

Not only your busting you're moves on stage but also you're stepping up along with others for  good cause. Who knows, your group might be the next JabbaWockeeZ waiting to be discovered.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Pass

Tonight, Gin Blossoms will be having a concert in Araneta Coliseum. After contemplating of whether to go or not,  I made up my mind to buy tickets for me and hubby since the husband loves this band so much. Unfortunately, due to unavoidable circumstances (one of my colleagues at work will be watching this concert) I can't take a leave. Sigh! 

I wish that they will be coming back again to perform. By that time, I'm going to make sure that we can watch them. Please be back soon, I pray.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hoola Hoop

Finally I bought myself a Hoola Hoop from Toby's Sports shop. This is my alternative way to exercise. Before I was diligent in doing Hip Hop Abs but since I'm always sleepy and too tired to put the DVD disc and follow the steps on the TV screen, I went hiatus.

My sister has a Wii Fit and since August when it arrived, I never had a chance to use it or try it. Blame it on my work shift schedule that I always end up lazy to take interest in anything new inside our home. Hehehehe.
hula-hoop

I'm planning to start my Hoola Hoop exercise tomorrow since I came home late today and I have to do something important which I can't neglect. While doing the task, I'm going to search for other Hoola Hoop exercise that I can do apart from twirling it in my waist. It's about time that I keep my blood pumping. Time to get fit again.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Organic Gifts

Last September I signed up to be a dealer of Human Nature products. My reasons are (1) for personal use and (2) as another means of income. My sister's co-workers are my first customers. So far so good. The orders doesn't come week after week which I don't mind. Believe it or not, I'm happy that people are starting to recognize these organic products. My sister is happy with their Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner as well as their Tomato Facial wash and Toner.

On my part, I like their Jasmine Hair Mask and their Feminine Wash.I'm currently using both of these products. I'm planning to buy a body and foot scrub in my next purchase to pamper my skin since going to a spa can be so expensive. 

dealership
Dealership Pack

Now I'm waiting for Human Nature to release their new catalogue in time for the Christmas season. I'm planning to give some of their products as gifts for my friends and god children. As much as possible, I want to give gifts that can be of use by the receiver. I don't want my gifts go to waste because it's broken.

I still have to make my Christmas list for the gifts I'm going to give next month and I know it will be a lot but I'm not complaining. I enjoy giving gifts. It makes me feel I'm one of Santa's helper :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Taylor Swift Live in Manila

I completely forgot to post it in my blog. I actually read this from PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last Monday where they confirmed that Taylor Swift concert is set on February 19 in Araneta Coliseum.


Supposedly the said concert was set last October 22 but due to the hectic schedule of Taylor it was cancelled and rescheduled to February! :)

The concert is part of Taylor Swift's Southeast Asian Tour for her album, Speak Now.

Selling tickets to the public started last November 8 in Ticketnet Outlets. For those interested to buy (like me) , call 911-5555) or go online at www.ticketnet.com.ph.

I'll probably ask my youngest sister to join me in watching the concert since she likes this gal so much and I need company. My husband will obviously not go since he's not a big fan of TS.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trick or Treat 2010

It was the first time for my youngest sister to join this tradition originated in the West. Apart from that, it's also the first time for us to join this event in our village :)

We haven't prepared that much so we didn't spend too much on the costume as you can see on these photos:

 trying to be scary =P

where are the fangs?
make-up courtesy by me!


the little witch is under the spell of the little vampire
little witch is under the spell of the little vampire....oh no!

Regardless of the budgeted costumes, they enjoy getting treats from different houses in the village. Who wouldn't be happy when you have a pail full of candies and other sweet treats to munch while you're watching TV? Even I enjoyed eating some of their candies =P

Swamped

It's good to be blogging again. I was busy the past days with work and with household chores. The only days that I can stay long in my bed to sleep is during my day offs. Now that is Monday again (here in Manila), it means I'm back to sleeping 4-5 hours for five days =(

I am looking forward for the Thanksgiving holidays in the US since there will be no work for both US and Manila offices. Yey! I'm hoping and praying that the comings days prior to Thanksgiving will be smooth sailing as I don't want to stress myself while Christmas season is waiting for all of us around the corner. 

Next year, I'm thinking of exploring more options in life especially when it comes to work and career. After all, money can't buy everything.