Thursday, July 28, 2011

From Daphne

If you all remember, I posted about me winning a Kor Aura bottle from Daphne Osena-Paez blog giveaway. I received it last July 20 and I never expected seeing this together with the bottle:

from daphne
the package with a note

a note
the note from Daphne


Isn't she sweet? Thank you again Ms. Daphne for the note and the prize! I can't wait to join again on your blog giveaways (I think I did join the latest which is a pair of Versace eyewear). I'm crossing my fingers for this one.

Monday, July 25, 2011

NBI Clearance

I've been reading some emails about the new process to get a NBI Clearance. It seems that the government decided to implement the Biometric Clearance System (BCS) which means whether you will be renewing your clearance or applying for a new one, everybody will go through the process of a first-time applicant! What's more, the NBI kiosks that is accessible to everyone was changed. Tsk! I used to renew my NBI clearance in Park Square since it's convenient and I get to experience to renew my clearance in 5 minutes.

Here are the list that I obtained from the email with regards to the location of NBI Clearance Processing Centers:



NBI MAIN OFFICE, TAFT AVENUE MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 7:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 2,000 persons


ROBINSONS PLACE ERMITA (BASEMENT 1)
M. ADRIATICO COR. PEDRO GIL ST. ERMITA, MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS OTIS (LEVEL 2)
DR. PAZ MENDOZA GUANZON ST., PACO, MANILA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS GALLERIA (EAST LANE, BASEMENT 1)
EDSA COR. ORTIGAS AVENUE, QUEZON CITY
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS METRO EAST PASIG (LEVEL 4)
MARCOS HIGHWAY, BRGY. DELA PAZ, PASIG CITY
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


ROBINSONS CAINTA (LEVEL 2)
ORTIGAS AVENUE EXTENSION, JUNCTION CAINTA, RIZAL
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


Ever Gotesco Grand Central (3rd floor, Cinema 5)
Rizal Avenue Extension (Monumento), Caloocan City
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons


Ever Gotesco Manila Plaza (3rd floor, Cinema 3)
C.M. Recto Avenue, Manila
MONDAY TO FRIDAY - 8:00AM TO 5:00PM
SATURDAY - 10:00AM TO 7:00PM
No. of applicants that can be accommodated: 500 persons




There's one person who shared her experience in renewing (obtaining) her NBI Clearance in Facebook so I read it. Robinsons malls are easily flocked by NBI applicants versus going to Robinsons Otis (this place sounds new to my ears). There are some people who fall in line as early as 5am. Obviously it's impossible for me to do that since I live in Cavite province.

I need to schedule my NBI renewal this week. I am hoping to hear some good news with regards to the applications and interviews that I had from the past 3 weeks. It's time for me to go back in grinding some technical professionals.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Weekday Bonding

One of the downside of working at night is you can't enjoy to go out after office hours like majority of the people around you. That's one of the few things I missed when I was still working in a graveyard shift. It's been awhile that I've done a weekday night out so even my husband is against of the idea of me watching the last full show of Harry Potter 7 in Imax (10:30pm) without him I got my brain to work so I can go home late without him worrying (thanks to my brother!).

Anyways, two of my best gal pals are here on vacation. The very reason we decided to meet-up and watch a movie. After all I only got to see them once a year (I think that's a valid reason for me to stay late just to watch in Imax with them).

Since our Imax ticket is scheduled for 10:30pm, we've done some little shopping and a dinner. Thank you sis and besty for the treat! Mwah! Next time it will be my turn to treat you both.


@ Gerry's Grill in MOA for our dinner


@ Imax lobby


I am so ready to watch Harry Potter 7 (Part2)!

I wish we can do this again next year! I will surely miss these ladies. We've been through a lot and knows the ups and downs of each other lives. The good thing about them is that they never change and even though we haven't seen each other for a long time, there's no awkwardness (aloofness) when we see each other again. I'm so blessed to have a lot of good friends that I can trust and keep. One of the few miracles in life indeed.

Photo Credits: Joan VP using her BB

Monday, July 18, 2011

Lucky

I received an email from Candish Tales informing me that I won a Roxy/ Quicksilver Cash Coupon (worth 500).

Weee! I almost forgot (again) that I joined this online contest...hehehehe. I kept losing track of the contests that I joined on the internet. I'm being so carefree these past weeks that I don't care much about anything except the things I need to do inside our home.

This cash coupon together with the Kor Aura bottle will be an early birthday presents for me so thank you to the big guy watching over me. He never fails to provide....no matter what and I'm grateful.

Thanks to Didi! I can't wait to join another contest from your blog :)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Got Myself a Kor Aura

I almost forgot about the online contest that I joined a couple of days back. It was from Ms. Daphne's blog and she is giving away the latest Kor Aura bottles.

















KOR Aura


The new KOR Aura® Hydration Vessel is a simple and sleek reusable bottle that puts the spotlight on water. Aura features a tapered, obelisk profile and delivers incredible ergonomics with KOR’s patent-pending Perfect Spout™ and hallmark spoiler handle. Made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan™, the Aura marks the fourth salvo in KOR’s design-centric hydration line.
“We love a challenge,” says KOR Water CEO and Co-Founder, J. Eric Barnes. “While our KOR ONE and KOR Delta sought to deliver sophisticated features in a high-end vessel, we wanted to bring understated elegance to a mid-priced reusable bottle that didn’t look so utilitarian. The Aura has an illuminating personality with simple elegance.” — Source: Press Kit


I've been a diligent reader of her blog and same goes for joining her blog giveaways. I can't remember how many times I joined different raffle/ online contests but it really does pay to be patient and to follow instructions correctly :)

I can't wait to use my Kor Aura when I'm out and about (especially when I'm joining fun runs). Just like Ms. Daphne, I will do my share of protecting the environment and that is minimizing the use of bottled water or should I say I will do my best to avoid buying one. Thanks Ms. Daphne and Kor for this giveaway. I just need to wait for Ms. Daphne to email me the details...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

2 Weeks

14 Days have passed and I'm keeping myself busy at home by doing the household chores, my part-time work and watching Korean drama episodes online! The latter took most of my time everyday. I didn't know it can be so addicting.

Surprisingly I'm being cool about my situation. No fears and no worries which is kinda weird on my part. I guess I embraced it as a blessing since I get to take a break from working 10 years straight. I'll just enjoy this moment to recharge and then I'm going to bounce back and be a workaholic again.

Oh, buffer is done! Time to go and watch Episode 9 of You're Beautiful.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Easy Pha-max Anniversary Promo

I always make it a point to check my personal emails and the Groupon sites in which I am a member. I saw a healthy treat in Buyanihan and since it's for free I decided to get 2 which I can use for the month of July and August.

BUYanihan | 10 GCs, yours absolutely FREE! P50 off on Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass 10+1 Value Pack. It's our 4th anniversary treat to our customers.

It's a discount and a freebie when you use this deal to buy Wheatgrass Value Pack from Easy Phamax. I have not used the vouchers yet and I was planning to start this month. I'm dedicated in working ouy at least 4-5 times a week as I am preparing myself for our Coron Palawan trip in September.

Anyways I would really want to be serious in having a healthy lifestyle thus I'm starting to change my life little by little. First with exercise then second, being aware of what food I eat. I'm going to try the Wheatgrass with honey as I want some sweetness in my drink versus the classic flavor (which I don't like the taste).

Cheers to grass addiction! =P

Friday, July 8, 2011

Money Matters

Ever since I switch from Globe prepaid to postpaid, I kept getting SMS from different agents about loans from different banks. I don't know why they have my number. I'm not sure if I need to call Globe if they can filter those people sending the SMS. At present, I'm not interested in applying for pre qualified loans as I've made a decision to pay the debts/ credits that I have and start investing the money that I saved. I read somewhere that in order for a person to succeed to financial freedom, he or she must free himself / herself from debts and that's exactly what I'm going to do. If you think about it hard, it's the logical thing to do.

I have attended a seminar about the basics in stocks and I'm planning to attend another seminar on Monday to know more about the product that they introduced on the stocks seminar. Apart from stocks, I'm also considering mutual funds and I'm eyeing a company who's been stable through the years. In tough times like recession and price hikes, you will never know what will happen in the future and these days earning money is not as easy as before. I have no plans of being an employee forever so it would be better to invest early and of course I need to be equip with knowledge about these investments.

It was shared in a yahoo group where I'm a member to subscribe to a newsletter of a financial adviser who happens to be a seminarian before. I have one of his books but I'm not done reading all about it. I also remembered having one of his e-book that was shared by one of his members. I think these tools will help me a lot on handling my finances better.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Reason


Isn't he beautiful? Accidentally I was able to watch one episode of Marry Me Mary which is being shown in a local channel here in Manila. And what made me hooked in watching it again? HIM!

In my opinion, Jang Geun-Suk (Mu-Gyul) is prettier than his leading lady in this TV series. Moon Geun-Young (Mary) is more on the cute side. Jang Geun-Suk turns 24 this August and he is a Leo like me and what's more, our birthdays are one day apart! I wish he was a little bit older

Since I was not able to watch this TV series from the beginning, I am watching it on YouTube instead. Good thing that the episodes are there though it will be nice if I can get a copy of my own. Hmmm... I will need to ask some of my friends about it.

Currently he is touring Asia. He went to Japan and Taiwan recently so this makes me think on when he will come over to the Philippines.

Blogging about this guy makes me feel like a teenager again....hahahaha!