Friday, December 6, 2013
I should be carrying my dream Prada bag now because a friend just came back from Milan and has offered to buy one for me which is really way cheaper than the Prada bags here in Manila. But I have to say no to his offer, because I decided to get this instead:
A drum set for my princess Bela. She has been doing really well with her drum lessons and she really showed how interested she is with it that she will really feel upset if she misses her class. That is why my husband and I know how much she is really into this hobby.
So we re giving her a complete drum as our post birthday and Christmas gift for her. We will be picking up the drum set this weekend and her teacher promised to help us set it up. Now we have to buy speakers and exceptional krk sub at musicians friend to compete the setup for Bela’s mini music studio at home.
And I can’t be any happier.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Last Tuesday, I had a girl’s night out with my friends to celebrate Trinity’s 32nd birthday.
She booked Sophie’s mom exclusively for us and it was really a fun night filled with good food and good friends. I talk to them almost every day via Viber but we rarely get a chance to see each other personally that often so you can just imagine how noisy we were as we try to catch on each other’s life. We were talking about almost everything that you can imagine and we were laughing our hearts out that I literally had a tummy ache from too much laughing.
We were teasing the birthday celebrant that we should buy sexy dancewear next time and we will have a sexy all-girls night out party, but we have to find a more private venue next time. LOL.
Thanks again Trin for a very fun night and Happy, Happy Birthday. #happinessat32
Thursday, October 31, 2013
A company is much like a person. Each company has its own specific personality, defined not only by the way they look, but also by the way they operate and the services or products they deliver. A brand personality is something that every company already has, the key it to find it and make it shine.
Even if you think your company has no personality or you feel like you don’t know how to improve the company’s perception, every company has the building blocks for a great brand personality. When it comes to identifying what personality your company has, or should have, start by considering attributes that are important to the way your company operates. Consider questions such as: is your company corporate or more personable, more modern and cutting edge, traditional or established, is it all-inclusive or exclusive, is it fun or more serious? Once you have established the attributes you value in your company you can use them to form an identity, which will dictate your branding.
Although it is important for your company’s identity to be immediately evident, the verbal or intellectual content is also important. Much of you brand personality will be dictated by what you say and how you say it. Make sure your brand has a clean, clear-cut message that people will remember. This does not have to be a slogan, but rather focus on the positive attributes of your company and display them through careful word choice. If you company is serious, traditional and exclusive, ensure that all your written content, from business cards to online text, demonstrates this to the consumer.
Your brand’s visual presence comes last and is used to wrap up your brand into a unified and articulate package. Similar to your brand’s voice, your brand’s aesthetic, should also be dictated by your company’s identify. It is important to realise that every visual element matters, from your choice in colour scheme, to your choice in typeface. A serious traditional company should not use big, bright, bold or contemporary design and should rather use a classic colour scheme with a more serious choice in typeface, and an overall elegance to the design. If your company has an online presence, make sure that it is cohesive. Consumers respond well to companies that seem to have a unified digital and physical presence, so remember to make your physical presence equally as attractive as your digital presence.
Finding and perfecting your company’s identity, voice and aesthetic, are easy ways to improve your brand presence. If you are just starting out, these tips will help guide your choices and formulate a stronger and more cohesive brand personality. If you are looking for inspiration or assistance there is a lot available online. There are also companies that specialist in holistic company branding; visit www.tuprojects.com to find out more.
By Grace Patterson
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
I have nothing to ask for when it comes to my kids’ developments. My eldest daughter performs well in her school both in academics and non-academics while my youngest enjoys his preschool activities, which I know help develop his personalities and how he socialize with other people.
These are the main reasons why I work hard at all times. I always want assurance that my kids will have a better life and future. At times, I don’t care if I need to spend a lot of money just to send them to good schools because I know that it is for their own sake. I know that as they grow up, they will be engaged to various activities like sports, music and even fashion. Actually, one of my dreams for Bela is for her to be great doctor but I’m not so sure if she likes that path because as far as I can see, she’s having more fun in sports like swimming and playing musical instruments like drums, keyboard and guitar. In fact, I’m starting to save up more money so I can buy a complete set of drums and roland pd at guitar center for Bela.
With all of these blessings, I still pray that God will continue to guide us, especially my children in every step of their lives. I always lift everything to Him and I know that everything that’s been happening to us is in God’s will that’s why I always thank Him and never forget to put Him in the center of our family.
Hubby has been bugging me if we can start the renovation that we’ve been planning for months already in our house in the province. We really wanted to make some changes, especially with our guest rooms because we are thinking to spend a short vacation with my friends next summer.
We actually ordered some equipment, tools like the reid supply knobs and some floor tiles last month but we haven’t used it them yet. We talked to my uncle who is an architect to seek help with regard to the designs that can be done and other materials that we will need for the renovation. He made a layout of the house already and all that we have to do is to hire the staff for the entire production.
We haven’t finalized the time schedule yet because we are still busy. My daughter will be celebrating her birthday this November so we are kind of busy with all the preparations. But then, we are aiming to start at least the 2nd half of December so that the workers will have enough time to finish everything.