Thursday, December 22, 2011


So sorry for the lack of updates in my blog. I didn't expect that having a full-time work can take up so much of my time. Can you believe that I even stayed 12 hours in the office just to finish up the JOs that they assigned to me. I was a little bit traumatized and swore that I won't ever let myself spend working for that long again.

On a different note since Christmas is just a few winks away, I would like to share a picture of myself during our Christmas party held in Makati Shangrila (one of the poshest hotel in the Metro). And yes, if you read my previous entry about my retail therapy in Forever 21 you will see the dress that I've been gushing about.

Without further it is...

Sorry about the knitted sweater as I need to bring something that will keep me warm inside the ballroom. Everybody that is close to me knows that I easily get cold. I should have asked my friend to hold it for me while I have my picture taken. Tsk! Regrets...

Btw, did you see the shoes I'm wearing? It's my sister's shoes which I so love! She bought it in Shanghai when she was working there. Here's a close-up look of the shoes...

I'm the first one to use this pair of shoes! Hehehehe. That's why my sister was hesitant to let me borrow it but of course my skills in persuasion prevails!

That's it for now. I have a lot of things on my mind and stories that I want to share in this blog but having a busy schedule like me, I can only manage to squeeze in one entry in a week which is a bummer as I want to keep this blog alive and kicking like before.

I'm wishing for a smooth sailing days before 2011 ends...

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bellaroca Promo

I want to share this email that was sent to our yahoogroups. Anybody might be interested to splurge and experience the Greece feel vacation while your here in the Philippines then this is for you!

Selling Period: December 08-15, 2011 only (Exclusive to their accredited travel agents)

Just to let you know, below are the # of rooms in the list for selling:
Accommodation Types on Offer:
(1) Hotel Deluxe Room  -- @Php35,000nett 
(2) One-Bedroom Villa  -- @Php58,000nett
(3) Two-Bedroom Villa -- @Php93,000nett

Travel Dates: January 2012-May 2012 -- Except Peak Periods of Chinese New Year (January 21-27, 2012) and Holy Week (April 1-8, 2012).

Rate is per room based on Single/Twin Sharing or Double Occupancy

All for 3days 2nights stay

- RT land and sea transfers (Marinduque Airport-Resort-Marinduque Airport) on regular airport transfer schedules
- Welcome refreshments at the resort
- Intimate and luxurious accommodation with individual climate control; 
Sony Bravia LCD TV with DVD Player and state-of-the-art home theatre 
stereo system, satellite cable TV, Hi-Fi compact sound systems, modern 
bath and shower facilities with complete range of bathroom amenities; 
and private balcony/ All villas have its own eternity pool, Jacuzzi, 
pocket garden
- Complimentart internet connectivity in the accommodation (cable) and select public areas (Wi-Fi)
- Complimentary drinking bottles of water in the room, replenished daily.
- Complimentary coffee and tea selections in the room
- Golf cart service
- Complimentary access to the resorts range of exclusive facilities and 
recreational activities (main swimming pools, tea house, meditation 
sanctuary and fitness gym, entertainment room, among others.

Added perks:
- Php5000/person welcome value credit to be posted to the room folio and
may be used for incidental charges at the resort during stay including 
food and beverage, marine sports, massages, minibar and other incurred 
charges. (Non convertible to cash, no refunds for any unused portion)
- Complimentary usage of non-motorized marine sports equipment (snorkel set, kayak, windsurf)

I so wanted to go to this place since last year! I'm waiting for a nice online deal to grab me this vacation. Early of this year there was this deal that is less than 20k for a vacation for 2 to Bellaroca and I was contemplating if I would purchase or not. Only a few people knows about that deal since there are like 40+ coupons left. I decided to think it over...real hard and by the time I reached home from the office, the deal is closed. Just thinking about it makes me want to kick myself in the head...

Thanks to N@Wies for sharing this. This online support group really rocks and I'm proud to be a part of it!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Retail Therapy @ Forever 21

Last Thursday I asked a dear friend of mine to accompany me in Forever 21 store in SM Makati. Our goal is to find myself a dress to wear for a Black & White Christmas party theme.

There are lots of clothing that my friend suggested but I have insecurities and doubts if I can be able to pull them off so we scoured the store for something that I am comfortable with.

After 15 minutes, my friend is excited to show me a black dress in my size. She hurriedly ushered me to the fitting room and I obeyed her since I like the dress as well :)

Lo! It fitted me perfectly! Normally I'm having issues with the dress being too tight or loose but this one is just right. After the dress fitting we went to get some accessories to pair up with the dress. Since my dress is black then my accessories and shoes will be white.

One-shouldered black dress with ruffles on the right side (Php 1,435)

detail of the dress

Gold/ Cream Rose Ring (Php 175) and Cream/Clear Earrings (Php 305) 

I love the shop! If only I have extra money, I'll probably end up buying the black/glittery blouse that my friend suggested to be paired up with a skirt. It's perfect to wear when going out with friends or clubbing (well I don't do visit clubs anymore. I find it noisy).

Some items in the store are on sale so for those who want to dress up for the holiday season, put Forever 21 on your list to visit for shopping.