Friday, June 27, 2008
A tag from Hailey and Liz. I’ll be doing the other one over at my other blog.
* 1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.
* 2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.
* 3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.
* 4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.
* 5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)
* 6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.
Birthday: June 18
My Wish List:
1. A Sony T300, my old sony is retiring. (oh it’s a point and shoot camera)
2. A Canon 450D
3. A White Jeans From Top Shop
4. A Rolex Stainless Watch (Junior or Mid)
5. A Manolo Blahnik
6. A Jimmy Choo
7. LV Sneakers/Loafers
8. Gucci Sneakers/Loafers
9. South Sea Pearls
Bloggers’ Birthday Directory:February 20 - Caryl February 23 - Jammy March 7 - Mari April 13 - TERE May 3 - Vannie May 8 - joanjoyce May 27 – Zang Caesar :February 20 - Caryl August 27 - Francine, La Place de Cherie, Cherie September 2 - Chikai September 30 - Mckhoii October 2- Hailey l December 18 - JoshuaOngYS December 19 - Alpha
Hey ladies, do you want to join? Cuz and Cutie Patootie Rhada
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
It's been my dream to purchase at least 10 sets of sizzling plates. I actually do not know where to buy it so I had to ask my MIL where. She told me that it's available in Quiapo. So off we went to Quiapo and was able to purchase it. I already used it trying to copy the recipe we had at one of the food chains. The kids said that it was close to what we had. Of course the food chain will not share their secret, it's up to me to discover.
Wahoo! Finally I was able to go to the couturier and have my dresses sewn. I brought about 6 cloths and he promised that he can make at least 2 before July 1. I'm gonna have my fitting this Saturday the 28th of June, just in time for the July 6 affair which I am attending. Nah, I am not wearing the one in the picture, it's not formal, although the invitation says smart casual. I have another one in mind which can qualify for smart casual and formal too. Haha, how can that be? All I can say is that I am already excited for him to finish all the dresses I have in mind. I actually provided him the photos of the styles I wanted.
Despite the heavy downpour caused by Typhoon Frank, we still made our way to Crowne Plaza to attend the debut celebration of the daughter of a family friend. A lot actually attended, and I'd say the attendance is still overwhelming. It was a grand celebration, minus a cotillon de honor though, I guess nobody does the cotillon anymore. Instead they had 18 roses, 18 treasures, stuff like that. I asked my daughter if she wants that kind of coming out party when she turns 18. She said NO, it's too formal. She'd rather travel or a car as birthday present. Whoa! My daughter is practicial. Wish we could afford all though since having a Debut is really a memorable experience.
Friday, June 20, 2008
When you travel, do you have travel insurance? For me it's a must, since you do not know what's gonna happen. You do not know when illness will strike. What if you do not have the extra money to pay for the hospital expenses? What about getting stranded in a place due to several reasons and you don't have money anymore for accommodations? But once you have travel insurance, all these are covered. It's better to be prepared for the worst scenario. Don't make yourself look like an idiot, like you are at a loss and don't know what to do. This can be avoided you know.
Yeeha! I celebrated my 42nd birthday on June 18. Nothing fancy though. Just had lunch with the hubs at Abe in Trinoma and dinner with the kids (together the angels and the driver) at Gerry's Grill.
I thank the Lord for adding another year in my life. I thank Him too for all the wonderful blessings coming my way everyday. I tend to complain and rant a lot, forgetting the fact that I am truly blessed. Blessed with loving people around me, blessed with a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful kids, blessed materially, blessed with good health, etc. Nothing to complain about really.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
**This announcement was paid for by Epocrates**
Monday, June 16, 2008
I was really very happy when I found this square white plate. And I was even doubly happy to find out that the price is just 30 pesos. Can you believe that? There's this place that I go to that sells stuff for a very cheap price. It's like a 5 minute drive from our place, and everything you find there is bargain. I was able to get a smaller version of that square white plate and I'm gonna make it a pasta plate. The kids were happy to see the plate on the table. As much as possible, I'd love to turn our dinner table to something like what you see on restaurants, call that ambiance, it makes the food even tastier, LOL.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
You should take a look at the emerald rings. They say that the color green expresses faithfulness and it's the color fit for a princess because of beauty and elegance. If you want to be different from the rest when it comes to giving engagement rings, I suggest that you get your fiancee an emerald ring. There are a lot of beautiful creations and you will be able to find something that suits her personality. I would be very happy if hubby gives me an emerald ring. It would surely match the emerald pendant that I have.
There's so much more that this website offers. I love their jewelry assistance page. It helps us become educated buyers. They have a buying guide which I really find helpful. It taught me a lot about stones and stuff. They share tips on how to pick the best style, the quality of the stones and so much more. Go take a look at this website and after you're done consider yourself an expert when it comes to diamond rings, wedding rings, ruby rings, sapphire rings, and eternity rings.
My son took this photo of his Lola(grandmother) on Hannah's birthday. Don't you think the pose is cool? Ah that was candid I guess. My son captured it well. It is not so often that you capture an 83 year old person in that manner, therefore I conclude that Mom is cool. My being hip and cool was probably inherited from her, don't you think so?
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Marriage (Pag-iisang Dibdib) is this week's theme for Litratong Pinoy. I was glad that they included this in the list of themes, well it's June, considered to be a wedding month. In our case this does not hold true. We've only covered a few weddings in June. Peak months for us are December and January.
Anyways, those photos were taken in one of our weddings in Subic. Seems like Subic is a favorite venue for weddings and I've posted a lot of Subic in my flickr account. Subic is one of our favorite getaways, N goes biking a lot there. If you want to take a look at my LP entry, please visit my dotcom.
Friday, June 06, 2008
In my opinion, it's safer to hire airport transfer especially from reputable companies. Do not keep your loved ones from worrying whether you have arrived safely to your destination. Provide them with all the details, from your flight down to the airport transfer. By this, they will be assured of your safety.
Thursday, June 05, 2008
I really need to finish all of my projects. Well I'm not in a hurry with the crocheted bag though, but with the knitted scarves I should be able to finish it before July. I'm making progress, so I think I will be able to save on postage, since I can ask my friend to bring it with her to the US. She will be visiting my sisters. I hope they like the colors I chose. And if I can still manage to knit 2 more I would. Honestly I find crocheting easier than knitting. I can crochet with my eyes closed, but with knitting I don't think I would be able to do that, although I think I've already improved. I knit much faster now.
Sunday, June 01, 2008
I am getting serious with this hobby. This time I want to buy closeup lens. I am so limited with my shots especially close ranged shots, my macro just does not come up to how I want the pictures to appear, I mean the proximity. I can't "fill the frame" which is how a macro shot should look like. I have some beautiful compositions in mind and I wish to be able to come up with it. I don't want to crop the pictures if you know what I mean, as much as possible I don't like to do something with the photo except resize it. I'm for what you see is what you get.