Friday, February 25, 2011

Project 365 - 46th Day

February 15

It's payday and to celebrate of having moolah, we went for a lunch out in Chicboy (Chicken and Baboy) which is located in Jupiter St. Makati. It's open 24 hours and it's a heaven for us working on a night shift to finally eat in a place where there are no burgers or fries being served. You know what I mean =)

They have meals that offers unlimited rice. Surprisingly, I only ate one cup which is unusual. Asked my friends and colleagues and they will tell you how I love rice and bread.

Anyways, I guess it has something to do with my hip hop abs exercise which makes me eat less due to the crunches and "working out the core". I'm still trying my very best to exercise 3-4 times a week every 30 minutes.

Project 365 - 45th Day

February 14

We got a visitor in the office. She's cute, small and quiet. You will thought at first glance that she's a stuff toy but when she starts blinking her eyes, that's the time that you will realize that she's a live dog =P Well I'm saying these words based on my reaction...hehehe.

She is one toy poodle that has manners. She is behave and well trained. You wouldn't know that there's a dog in the office because she doesn't make any sounds at all. She's contented sleeping in a backpack of her owner. I wish I have one just like her but that might be a problem since all of us are working here at home and nobody will look after her. We have one dog already who is so loud when she barks. Well, I'll just create a different post about Poochie. 

Project 365 - 44th Day

February 13

I almost forgot that I have these accessories. It is part of the Christmas gift for me from Ate Sally (we've been friends since 2001 but we rarely see each other. The only time that we see each other is every December (Xmas)). Apart from these accessories she also gave me a black blouse which I used twice already.

I haven't had a chance to use the bracelet and earrings yet but hopefully I will this coming March when it's summer here in Manila! I'm excited for our first family outing which will be in Splash Island. I've never been there and it will be my first time. Same goes for my sisters and brother. The husband will not join us. Boohoo! KJ!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Project 365 - 43rd Day

February 12

I made a switch! From being an Accor Hotel member (Sofitel), I am now a proud member of Hyatt Hotel. What made me decide to change? Well for starter, the Hyatt membership offers a lot of certificates compared to Sofitel. Apart from that, I'd say that it's easy to commute going to Hyatt compared to Sofitel.

For those who might be interested, here are some of the benefits as a member of Hyatt:

DINING DISCOUNTS

1 diner                            25% discount
2 diners                          50% discount
3 diners                          33% discount
4 diners                          25% discount
5 diners and above        20% discount

RESTAURANTS
Market Cafe, The Fireplace and Li Li

20% discount at The Lounge

BEVERAGE DISCOUNT
As an added benefit, they offer a 20% discount on beverage at all participating restaurants and bars at Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila.

FITNESS AND SPA PRIVILEGES
Club Oasis offers a 15% discount on Gold and Silver Annual Membership at Club Oasis including 15% discount on select services at Spa at Club Oasis. Offer is subject to availability and is exclusively for member's own usage.

ACCOMMODATION
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila offers 15% discount on all room types (maximum of 2 rooms) booked under the Best Available Rate. Offer is subject to availability and prior reservations are required. Club at the Hyatt members are entitled to special room rates at participating hotels and resorts worldwide.

VOUCHERS/ CERTIFICATES
Free Overnight Accommodation
Free Birthday Cake
Member for a Day

* These are the only vouchers that I can remember but I know that there are like 10 vouchers/ certificates when I received my membership kit. I'm going to check the list to give the complete package of their membership.

Project 365 - 42nd Day

February 11

I finally received my Travel Planner by Anton Diaz of Our Awesome Planet :)

They only have 1,000 copies of this planner and I'm proud to say that I'm included on the first batch to received this. I can't wait to use it and of course plan my next travel trip. Hopefully I can share this travel experience with hubby as he is a certified party pooper when it comes to this kind of activity/ leisure.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this planner on this blog but the makers of this planner are the ones behind the BDJ which I owned for the past 2 years until I discovered this and decided to give it a try. The downside of this planner is they don't offer or it has no discount coupons unlike the BDJ. In return, Anton gave his suggestions on what best restaurants to eat, best places to explore and best experiences to discover that includes the best beaches in the country. I can't wait to check out those places in the next coming years!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Project 365 - 41st Day

February 10

I received this pair of sandals as a "pasalubong" from my hubby's aunt. She's like a "kabarkada" and I can say that she's a cool mom to her kids but firm as well.

I didn't expect she will give me a gift and it was really sweet of her to think of me when they went for a vacation in HK. Thank you! I haven't used it yet though but on March I will.

Project 365 - 40th Day

February 9

Uh-oh! See the dark clouds in the horizon? If my memory serves me right, it actually did rain but not a heavy rain.

I used the panorama mode of my sister's Sony TX5 to achieve this kind of photo ;) Next time, I'm going to use it when we have out-of-town trips and in outdoors.Aspiring photographer? Not really. I just love taking pictures and myself being taken a photo =P

Project 365 - 39th Day

February 8

It looks like a stained glass...err...window, I mean. But actually it's a sticker that the husband put in our bathroom window. Step 1 of the bathroom renovation for this year :)

My sister and I bought it for Php 350 per meter. Step 2 is finding the right color of paint for the walls or I may seek the services of an interior designer to dress up our 3rd floor. But before I jump completely into that idea, I will need to save up and budget our expenses.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stressed!

I wish it will be weekend so I can....

- Update my backlog photos for Project 365.
- Forget work and the burden that comes with it.
- Have a "social life" and time to mingle with friends and family.
- Sleep for 8 hours or more!
- Celebrate hubby's birthday! Yey!

These are the things that keep me sane from all the "pressure" that I got from working on weekdays in a night shift. Two more days left. 

I need to find the digicam's battery so I can start uploading the photos....

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Hearts Day

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.
HAPPY ♥♥♥ DAY Everyone!
 
 P.S. I know I have a backlog (again) of my Project 365 photos. I'm looking for the battery of my sister's digicam in order for me to transfer the photos to my laptop and upload it in Flickr. I apologize for that. Promise, I'll update everything this week. Don't want to wait for March to come before I can finish my February photos.
 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Boracay All-In Package from Buyanihan

Ooohhh! Carmela de Boracay and Cebu Pacific together with Ensemble Agency joined hand in hand to come up with this deal! The thing is the purchase period is until March 15, 2011. Ugh!



47% DISCOUNT on Boracay ALL-IN Package good for 4 persons. Call your friends now!

    * Round-Trip Airfare via Cebu Pacific Air (Manila-Kalibo-Manila)
    * 3D/2N accommodation at La Carmella de Boracay Resort Hotel with Daily Breakfast for 4
    * Round-Trip Airport and Hotel Airport Pickup
    * Round-Trip Sea Transfer
    * Environmental and Port Fees


You need to check the link posted above. You will never see anything like it! It's the best travel groupon deal that I ever come across with. Well that is when it comes to travel and leisure ;)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bruno Mars concert tickets, expected to sell like pancakes! | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz

Well ,what do you know....I was reading a local entertainment website when I saw this HOT news:


Bruno Mars concert tickets, expected to sell like pancakes! | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz

The concert tickets nowadays can be so expensive. As much as I wanted to watch this, I have to pass up this chance as I'm starting to save for our house improvement. There will be next time, I'm sure of it since he is a part Filipino. There's no place like home so I bet he will come back for more of Manila! =P

Project 365 - 38th Day

February 7

My own version of burger steak =P

Thank you electric grill for cooking the burger patties; canned mushrooms and powder mushroom gravy sauce that I need to dissolved and mixed in a boiling water. 

Tada! Instant meal for everyone ;)

Next on my list, sweet and sour chicken nuggets :) So far, I haven't prepared that viand as I am busy when it's weekdays. Sigh! I wish I can go back to working on dayshift with a good pay.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Project 365 - 37th Day

February 6

Hubby and I heard the last mass on this church. The interior is beautiful with a Spanish kind of vibe. Too bad I didn't took a picture of it during December where its adorned with lots of garlands and colorful lights and banners. It was really festive during Advent season. I'll make it a point to have a picture taken of this church this December :)

We utter our thankfulness to the Lord for hubby finding a job and for keeping us all safe and healthy.It's the least we can do for asking him too many things in life....

Project 365 - 36th Day

February 5

My youngest sister and hubby's niece troop down to the nearest mall in our area to watch the dog show. I gave them this tip when I went there to buy dog food for our pet.

As soon as I gave them the permission to watch, both were static and hurriedly dress up! Kids are always happy when they are outside. I even lend them the digital camera of my other sister so they can take pictures of the various breed of dogs waiting to strut their stuff.

Speaking of my sister who owns the camera, she is wishfully thinking of having a Siberian Husky for a pet. Ha! I find them high maintenance because it's a known fact that they need to stay in a place where it's cold unlike some other dogs that can live whatever kind of weather it may be.

Project 365 - 35th Day

February 4
Kiong Hee Huat Tsai!

I saw this lucky keychain charm in Francesca's Charms Crystal's in FB. She is selling Fengshui items similar to Lilian Too of World of Fengshui collections. I was thinking of buying this keychain and the Bronze Arwana that I will be displaying in our home for luck.

According to the seller this keychain is:

Lucky" Key Chain with Tassel

Affirmations have the power to transform your life! Bring luck on your side with this auspicious key chain that features the word LUCKY. Made in chrome silver and embedded with brilliant zirconia crystals, carrying this beautiful accessory attracts good luck into your life.

The U in the word "lucky" has been designed as a horseshoe, thus providing you with protection against harm as well. The classy faux leather tassel is made in blue to capture the essence of water, to give you a boost in wealth and career luck. Clip it on your handbags or laptop bags, and bring fortune with you everywhere you go.

 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Project 365 - 34th Day

February 3

I just tried this new flavor from Nestle Fruit Selection Yogurt. It has jellies so despite that it's a little sour, I still find it yummy. It's melon flavor.

But, I can't imagine myself eating yogurt for breakfast. I'm still loyal to bread...hehehe. I can have it as a replacement for dessert though. Apart from that, I'm lactose intolerant so I can't take it everyday. It's bad news for my tummy =(

So, my only resort to stay healthy is to minimize junk foods and to exercise regularly if possible.

Project 365 - 33rd Day


Love is in the air this month!

If I'm not mistaken, this will be the 2nd or 3rd time that me and the husband will be celebrating Valentine's Day. We don't normally celebrate it like the rest of the couples out there.

Just when I vowed not to splurge after the purchases that I made in other groupons website, here's another offer that is so hard to resist! =P  And what's more, the husband is okay with this idea. Just a brief background, he doesn't like going to spas for massages. So this came a surprise for me that he agreed! :)  Time for my dear love to try things even once in his life before he gets old. Thanks to me! ;)

We will be having a post Valentine Celebration on March 6 since the date that I want is fully booked. Thanks to this deal from CashCashPinoy :)
 

Project 365 - 32nd Day

Look at the month! It's already February and again I am late in posting my updates. Tsk! Hopefully by March everything will be updated everyday ;)

For February 1st, here's a glimpse of what kept me busy (part of it)...

February 1

My very own fitness trainer in the comfort of our home!...hehehehe.

I used to follow this workout 3-4 times a week. That was way back in 2009. Then 2010 came and I got lazy and can't stop myself from eating. So this year I made a resolution to be fit. Not too thin, just a toned body ;) Summer season is just around the corner....hmmm.... hopefully I will be spending it in a place where I've never been before :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Project 365 - 31st Day

January 31

This was my lunch for the day. It's a cheesy mushroom pie from Banapple. I never thought it will taste so good sans the meat. Love it!

I haven't tried the tuna pie but I so heart Banapple's chicken pie ;) I will make sure to buy some for the husband as he is starting his Java training in February. He needs good food to have his mind working, right?

I still need to check out Banapple branch in Makati. My work schedule is hindering me to visit the place =(

Project 365 - 30th Day

January 30

Oieydie and I attended the christening of Peyton, the cute daughter of Aisah (our friend and former officemate). I'm late with our meet-up so we decided to go straight to the reception venue and skip the church.

As expected we are early for the lunch reception so we killed time by catching up with our lives in CoffeeBean (that's where the photo was taken). We are reminiscing the days we used to worked in Mckinley Hills. The memories of working on a day shift like the rest of the world =P

Project 365 - 29th Day

January 29

My sister and I attended Aira's baby shower. She will give birth in March 20 so at present, she's 7 months on the way. She will soon have her "mini-me".

The party was held in Shakey's Newport/ Resorts World area. The place is nice and what's more there's a casino nearby that I want to try...hahahaha! Apart from that I am looking forward to check the mall in the area. Maybe I can ask my dear friend in highschool to have a get together on that place. My mind is working now...

Project 365 - 28th Day

January 28

I was looking lovingly on this picture and having a debate in my mind if I should get it or not. Well the "bagaholic" inside me can't resist this temptation so I gave in!

I already made the reservation fee and according to the seller, the goods will arrive in February. Oh I can't wait to see this bag in person.

I'm preparing myself on what the husband will say to me about buying another bag when I have a lot in our closet =P

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Simply Breathtaking

As much as I want to update my Project 365, I always end up getting lazy due to the tasks that welcomes me everyday at work and at home. But do not fret, I'm going to keep the days updated this week ;)

For the time being, let me leave you this AVP that I've been searching when Oyo and Kristine got married. Found it in Facebook through my husband's cousin :)

As usual, Kristine is simply beautiful...and Oyo is one heck of a lucky guy!