Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back to School and Home Ramblings

First of let me greet y'all a belated Happy Easter!!! I feel ashamed of myself for not updating this blog. I admit that I do feel lazy and the Project 365 tend to be difficult to maintained especially if you have full-time work and sideline. Sigh!

Anyways, next month will be May then after that it's June again which is back to school for the students. I have two siblings who will be graduating next year. One in grade school while the other in high school. It will be one heck of a celebration for our family for March/ April 2012. They are growing (literally) way too fast. Gone are the small duffle bags and the personalized kids backpacks that they used when they were young. Right now they prefer messenger bags or shoulder bags or whatever bag is in fashion to date. Oh well, time flies so fast when your having fun as they say and it's totally true.

On a different note, next week we will start the construction of our gate :)  It's been 11 months that we don't have a front gate. It helps that the electrical post is right next to our house so somehow we are safe. It will take a week for the contractors to finish the front gate including the cementing of hollow blocks and iron works. Next project after that will be the landscaping for our mini garden. I am using some samples of Dallas lawn service for an inspiration. Me and my sister have some ideas in mind but it helps to do further research and what type of plants we are going to use for the front lawn and the mini garden inside our yard.

After the landscape I was thinking of having the whole house repainted outside since the paint is fading due to the weather. I wonder how much it will cost to have it repainted since our home is 3 floors.

Speaking of home renovations, I set up an appointment for an interior designer tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Holy Wednesday

I've learned to measure wealth not just by how much money I have, but by how much of that money is controlled by love.

~ Bo Sanchez

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bad, bad, bad

Here I go again...always breaking my promise (what's new?). I have a LOT or should I say a LOAD of catching up to do when it comes to updating my blog entries.

All I can say is I will try my very best to update as much as I can. For this week or before April ends, I will need to be done with my March photos for Project 365. Otherwise my April photos will be posted for May and so on... That's not a good thing for me. Backlogs are tedious tasks.

Hopefully I can do some updating later....

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Project 365 - 65th Day

March 7

I saw this event as a TV ad in cable. I was watching a TV series with my sister and then comes a commercial which is the Nat Geo Earth Day Run.

I suggested to my sister for us to join since it's for a good cause and there's a free shirt! :)

Also, I want to experience participating in runs like this. There are numerous runs being organized in the Philippines but so far this is the first time that I will join together with my friend. We signed up for the 5km so let's see what will be our "fate".

I heard that running sheds your excess fat faster so let's see if I can be able to commit to trim down my weight for a few pounds. Moreover, I want a toned thighs and legs. Add to the list is a set of toned arms =P

If only I have the same optimism as before to exercise regularly.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Project 365 - 64th Day

March 6

Finally we have our own quality time! Since hubby and I are both busy with our respective work and the household chores that we need to attend to at home, it's a breather for both of us to just spend a Sunday afternoon in the newly opened Toccare Spa.

I availed the CashCashPinoy promo last February which is the Romantic Valentine's Day Couples Package at Toccare Spa worth Php 1,650. This is good for 2 persons.
Inclusive on this package are:

1. A Welcome Foot Ritual - a 20-minute foot soaking and pressure point treatment. This is in preparation for that oh-so-wonderful body treatment! The foot ritual actually relaxes the body by using warm water and aromatic bath salts while applying pressure on specific points of your feet.

2. A 60-minute massage with choice of Dry (Shiatsu) or Oil (Swedish or Classic) Massage; your choice of Massage Oil Preference (Either Romance or Sensual Massage Oil)

3. Unlimited Use of the Wet Area consisting of the steam, sauna, experience shower, Jacuzzi, shower etc...

4. A selection of delicious and filling dinner sets from the upscale and luxurious Granvia Café with a choice of several mouthwatering menus:

- Set 1: Parmesan Crusted Fish Fillet served with Penne Al Pesto. Pasta served with Corn and Sausage Chowder Soup
- Set 2: Buffalo Chicken Lollipop with Linguine Pasta tossed in Garlic Olive Oil served with Corn and Sausage Chowder Soup
- Set C: Grilled Pork Belly with Java Rice, Soup
- Set D: Squid in Coconut Milk with Pandan Rice and Soup

Last but not least, refreshing Complimentary Drinks with your choice of Green Tea or Lemon.

We paid extra Php 500 (Php 250 per head) in order to use the Couple's room. I will make a separate entry for our Toccare Spa experience :)

Project 365 - 63rd Day

March 5

I was invited by a good friend of mine to attend a seminar in QC. She's been bugging me about this since last year but I always end up declining the offer. I had a busy schedule mostly from work and being domesticated at home.

Upon arriving in the venue, there are a lot of people either waiting or busy talking with their respective guests. We just got on time so we took a seat while the speaker starts the presentation. After 2 hours I was hopeful that someday I can really have my own business and I don't have to enslave myself being an employee. By June of this year, I will be celebrating my 10 years of being an employee and it doesn't sounds appealing to me if I have to celebrate another 10 years more.

I ended up being a member/ business partner. In don't have my return of investment yet since most of the items that come with the package that I chose are for personal use. Now, I'm just saving up money so I can buy my own franchise and to buy another account. It's now or never.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Oh My...'s April and I'm not even done with my March photos (aka Project 365). Tsk! This is bad...

I won't make any promises as I always end up breaking it. Let me start updating this blog and my entries.It's tough having to juggle my work, free time, errands and household chores everyday especially on weekends. Sometimes I wish I am on vacation so I don't have to worry too many things.

...time to catch up....again!