Are You A Pleaser?

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It is every girls dream to have a perfect family, and it's our tendency to resort to different things just to make it happen. There is a common factor among us girls that stand out, that is us being PLEASERS. We aim to please everyone but ourselves. There is really nothing wrong about pleasing others, but sometimes we overdo it to the point that we lose who we are in the process. We expose ourselves to failure coz all we think about is how to please everyone around us.

To be happy with everyone else, we need to be happy ourselves. We should learn to once again love who and what we are, be able to say NO to things that does not please us. We don't need to sacrifice ourselves just to be able to please others.

I was once a pleaser, I still am, but I already know my limitations. I am lucky that I have N who understands my needs and supports them. I have children who understand that when I say NO it's really NO, of course with a little bargaining =) Now I have time for myself. They let me go out and meet my friends,
N supports my love for belly dancing and it has never been an issue to him. (If you only know how excited he was when I had my first dance performance...he took a video, a video with only me in the frame, haha) There are a lot more things that I can do, but of course I know my limitations. It's really a matter of knowing where and when to stop to be able to have a harmonious family.

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New Best Friend

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Introducing: Smashbox Compact Anti Shine. An ANTI-SHINE product in a portable mirrored compact for oil control touchups anywhere. Matifies skin without disturbing your makeup or causing build up, and it won’t clog pores. Contains tea tree oil to help combat breakouts, aloe to soothe and calm, and vitamin e to help repair skin damage.

I found out about this product from the makeup artist hired by our latest bride. I overheard them talking about this anti shine thingy, and having a face that shines heavily due to too much oil, it got me interested. I asked about the brand, how it's applied, and if there's really truth to what it claims. Good thing it's available here in the Philippines at Beauty Bar and I was able to get one for myself. Now i'm enjoying the product, the oiliness didn't really go away, but somehow it was minimized or should I say i'm 1/4 shiny now. It worked well with the mineral makeup im using. I really didn't follow the instructions given, but did some what putting/rubbing the product before putting on foundation, and it did work, it wasn't sticky at all. Thanks to this new innovation, I feel pretty with a lesser shine!


All In A Day

Thursday, February 15, 2007

my nieces Hannah & Cheska, my nephew David, (kids of my brother) and N clowning on the side

It was Dad's birthday on the 14th, we went to bring him flowers. If you noticed that heart on top of the flower, that was made by Hannah (my niece). A day before Dad's birthday, she knocked on my Mom's door showing that heart cutout. Mom thought all the while it was for her, but when she asked the lil girl, she said it was her birthday present for her Lolo (grandfather). Hannah is really a very sweet girl. On her dad's (my brother) birthday, she made a card and included the ribbon she got from school and told her dad, "here's my bday present for you."

w/ Mom, my sister Mimi (1 who was recently operated on) and my brother Toto

V-Days are now spent with the family and the rest of the household. We all went to Mall of Asia to celebrate. I had to drop by Toy Kingdom to have the gameboy micro we bought in December checked. And guess what?

I was walking to the counter quite in a hurry, didn't notice that there was a protruding fiber glass, got hit by it. Excruciating pain I tell you, I almost couldn't walk. I related the matter to the girl behind the counter, asked for the store manager, but took them a while before somebody could attend to my needs. But everything changed when I took out my camera and started taking pictures. It was like all of a sudden everyone was there, from the store manager down to the security and all. They started moving the stuff that hit me, and I had to stop them. Now you can see their panic striken faces, and got more attentive to my needs. Maybe they thought that the reason why I took pictures was for something else, while what I had in mind was really for the blog, hehe, but those photos would come in handy in case something else happens to me, but thank God i'm OK. I did not expect this to happen, among all shops at Toy Kingdom. It should be child-proofsafe (thanks KK) and all, considering there are a lot of children running around. It's really negligence on their part and it has to take one person to get wounded for them to realize that they could have trimmed the edges and make it a bit rounded to avoid accidents. And this is what I don't like about Pinoys, they take everything in stride and only take action if you yourself has taken action like taking pictures, maybe create a scene or something...arrrrggghhh!


So Many Wonderful Things

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

When Ish was younger and asked what she wants to become when she grows up, she would say EAT & SLEEP! But nowadays, she talks about becoming a lawyer or a journalist. Reading her latest post , she has taken a step on realizing her dream of becoming a writer. I am encouraging her to become a lawyer too, coz none of us has followed the footsteps of my Dad. She also plans to spend half of her college life in the US. I was overjoyed when she shared with me her dreams of what she wants to be in the future, not the EAT & SLEEP lil girl anymore, but with BIGGER dreams. Go Ish!

I'm so happy with my new template. I've been looking for a free template that has the 2 sidebars on the right for a year now. I even attempted to install a wordpress theme but in vain, I just couldn't understand how it works. I also thought of hiring the services of a pro, just to be able to get the look that I want. Anyway, I did a lil tweaking on the codes of my new template though, and took me 2 days to figure it out, almost giving up again. But looking at how my blog looks like now...ahhhh! finally I have the "look". Thank you so much. Oh thank you to haloscan for their recent comments widget, now i'll be able to read comments on past entries without having to check on them one by one.

I finally met Nina and her sister Gigi. Nina is based in the States and is here for a vacation. It's really fun meeting cyber friends in person, they're like family, it's like you've known each other all your life. You don't feel any awkwardness seeing them for the first time. We had lunch at Gerri's Grill at Promenade in Greenhills, then went for a lil shopping at the tiangge. It's like shopping, catching up and chilling out with an old girlfriend, that's how I felt with Nina. Thanks for the Vanilla Lace Nins =)
Gigi is the one beside me, Nina's beside Cuz.

I attended the PTC (Parents Teachers Conference) last Saturday and there's a lot of reasons to be happy too. Kids are doing good, and have improved a lot especially Ish. The elem-HS transition thingy is now gone. My only problem though is their being has been the problem since day 1 of school, maybe one day I'll just put a tape in their mouths, whatcha think? harhar

For 16 years now, I've always gotten flower/s from N on Vee Day, isn't that sweet! Really i'm overjoyed, the romance hasn't stopped, i'm still excited getting flowers from him, and I can see the excitement on his face when he hands it to me every valentines day, not because he wants to see the reaction on my face when I open the envelope that includes shopping moolah, harhar. He's gotten practical you know, why buy a bunch of flowers when you can convert some of it to shopping moolah, right? Oh isn't he sweet? Thank you so much Sweet!

I saw Gretchen B at Makati Shangri-la Hotel last Sunday. Gosh she is very pretty and very thin. I expected to see a Gretchen B with a bunch of security guys in tow, an air headed Gretchen B, a snobbish Gretchen B. But the Gretchen B I saw last Sunday was the opposite. No bunch of guys in tow, but only her partner TonyBoy, she looked meek though, no traces of being snobbish. Oh wait, why is this part of my entry? Oh well, it's wonderful to see a person projected by the press as like this and like that but is the exact opposite, even if only for a night or two.



Imelda Collection

Monday, February 05, 2007

We were at the launch of the Imelda Collection last Friday, in one of the buildings in Makati. She really had beautiful creations, one of a kind, and very classy. When you see her collection, one will not believe that she got her supplies from 168 Shopping Mall in Divisoria as seen on TV. Everything was done intricately, the colors were superb, some of the collection bearing the "signature shoes" with her personal signature engraved.

I was not able to buy one, coz my mind was set on the price she said on TV which was something like 800php. Nope, I didn't find anything tagged at 800php, probably because we were there on the 2nd day of the launch. Her price ranges from 2200php to 14,000php just for the costume jewelries. I told N that what you are actually paying for is the signature shoe with her signature engraved, and not the beads or the materials that she used. I still want to own one of her collections.... and that means, I better start saving now.


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