Questions of the Week # 29

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Yen's QOTW

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1. When you see a man and woman walking together, do you automatically see them as ‘a couple’? Nope. Since I have a lot of male friends too and I sometimes go out with them.
2. Is it always okay to walk along minding your own business, not bothering anyone? Yes.
3. Which foods that you believe are bad for you that you stubbornly refuse to stop eating? Fatty foods.
4. How would you handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights?
Rainy Day: I will stay at home, snuggled with Bela and hubby in bed, and eat chocolate porridge
Lost Luggage: I might cry first and get really worried. Then I will talk to my airline carrier and will clear things out with them and I have to make sure that I will be paid for the damages if in case they willnot be able to locate my luggage.
Tangle Christmas lights: I have no patience when it comes to things like this so Will ask hubby to handle it for me.
5. Do you easily adopt habits or phrases from the people around you? Not really.
6. What do you think of this situation?
~ In a checkout line at a store, someone is angrily yelling at the cashier because she’s waiting for minutes already. A long line of people are behind them with no other checkout line available. Does the angry person have a right to be yelling? Yes. There is a long line and only one cashier is open so the store should try to do something about it.
7.How often are you greeted by strangers in a friendly manner while walking around in public? With their smiles.
8. What do you think of Crocs? I like Crocs. It is very comfortable. I have 3 pairs of Crocs and I think my daughter have 9 pairs.
9. How long does it take you to get ready to go out? 30 minutes
10. What kind of accent do you find attractive? American accent. I don’t link British and Australian accent. I find it difficult to understand.

Internet is down again

My internet at home is down again. It was down last Saturday and the connection was only restored Monday afternoon. Then I have been planning to finish a lot of stuff which require me to use the Internet since I don’t want to leave any pending jobs before we leave for Baguio this weekend. But lo and behold, my Internet was down again.

My sister who is also using Smart Bro for their Internet at home sent me an SMS and is asking me if I have Internet connection since their connection is down too. She needs to do a research for her school paper regarding futures trading and is due the next day so she badly needs to go online.

I called Smart Bro and of course I get their usual reply and they are asking me to monitor my connection within 24 hours. I have heard from a number of my friends who is using Smart bro that they too are having problems with their Internet. I tried to ask Smart about it but they said that it is because they are upgrading this system. But I think they have been giving me this reason for months now.

Oh well, there is nothing I can do about it so I just went to bed early. I will try to visit all your blogs later if I still have the time after I packed our things for our trip. If not I will see you all guys next week.

Did I gain weight?

I posted some pictures here a few days ago of the MBAPs DAMPA lunch out. And I was glad when I received a comment from my good friend Ems that I look like I gained some weight.

A few months back, a lot of my friends and relatives have noticed that my weight dropped and it looks like I have been drinking Fenphedra diet pill. It is because I haven’t been living a healthy lifestyle. I always sleep late since I have to finish a lot of stuff which contributed to my weight loss.

But I got really worried since I have been receiving the same comment from almost all my friends and relatives and so I made a promise that I will try to start living a healthy lifestyle. So since then, I have been trying to sleep early and have at least 8 hours of sleep.

So I was really glad when Ems mentioned that it looks like I have gained weight already. At least I know now that my new sleeping habits have a positive effect on my health.

Funny Definitions

A place where Papa Pays and Son Plays.

Life Insurance:
A contract that keeps you poor all your life so that you can die Rich.

A person who wakes up to give you sleeping pills.

It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree and a woman gains her masters.

Future tense of Marriage.

The hydraulic force by which masculine willpower is defeated by feminine waterpower.

An art of transferring information from the notes of the Lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of either"

The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.

The art of dividing a cake in such a way that everybody believes he got the biggest piece.

A place where success comes before work.

Conference Room:
A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and everybody disagrees later on.

Books, which people praise, but do not read.

A curve that can set a lot of things straight.

A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.

The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.

A sign to make others believe that you know more than you actually do.

Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to decide that nothing can be done together.

The name men give to their mistakes.

Atom Bomb:
An invention to end all inventions.

A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of when dead.

A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

A person who starts taking bath if he accidentally falls into a river.

A person who while falling from Eiffel tower says in midway "See I am not injured yet."

A person who lives poor so that he can die rich.

A banker provided by nature.

A guy no different from the rest....except that he got caught.

Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are early.

One who shakes your hand before elections and your Confidence after.

A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you by bills.

Wordless Wednesday # 19 - The Calesa

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I am so happy with my new boss. As with my previous boss, for the three years that he has been here, we never had a chance to attend any IT related trainings. I always submit a training plan during my evaluation but everything was just put to waste as it was not even used to assess the additional training that we need.

That time I just assumed that maybe we don’t have a budget for our training as what they always tell us. But my new boss brought that topic up during our last section meeting. I told him that we have submitted our training plan but it seems that management doesn’t have a budget for it. He said that we have a training budget and that we are entitled to get additional trainings as it is really a big help especially for us who are in the IT field as it is really a fast changing field.

He asked us to look for online universities and training centers where we can get additional trainings. Hopefully, this will push through as it will not only benefit us but the whole section as well as we will definitely learn a lot in this training which will be a big help in improving our service to our clients.

For her birthday

Bela really loves animals. She loves to play around with my dad’s shitsu named Spike. She doesn’t get scared even if Spike starts barking at her. Then a few weeks ago, we visited my friend and they have a pet pug named Philip. Again, Bela fell in love with Philip that we had a hard time leaving as Bela doesn’t want to let go of the puppy.

.: Philip :.

So for her upcoming birthday, Howell is thinking of giving her a pet. I am really not 100% convinced that giving Bela a pet would be a good decision since having a pet entails big responsibilities. But my husband is really keen in getting Bela a pug or a cat.

Her birthday is still a couple of months away so we still got more time to decide if we are up to buying either a pug or a cat and dog or cat supplies as our birthday present for her. We will see.

Pigging Out


I met with my MBAP friends and we had a very hearty lunch at DAMP Macapagal. We had Buttered Shrimp, Buttered Crab, fried and steamed fish, baked mussels and grilled Pork. The food was really delicious that I end up consuming 1-2 cups of rice.


My grand mother cooks the best beef tapa so I had a heavy lunch again and end up eating 1-2 cups of rice for lunch. Then I had chocolate porridge for my afternoon snack.


We had pork sinigang for dinner and this is my favorite meal so I had another 1-2 cups of rice. Then I had 3 chocolate pies for dessert. Hubby even brought home some Auntie Anne’s Pretzel with caramel and chocolate dip but I decided that I will just have it for breakfast.

If I keep on eating like this and with no exercise, I might end up using weight loss pills to loose weight.

DAMPA Meet - Aug 24, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Last Sunday, MBAPs meet again for a lunch at DAMPA Macapagal. Thanks to Jacqui who organized everything for us. We were supposed to meet at 11 Am but she is 15 minutes early kaya asa market na sya (at ang dami na nyang napamili) pagdating ko. And bilib ako sa marketing at negotiation skills ni Jacqui that we were able to buy everything for our buttered shrimp, buttered crab, calamares, sinigang, liempo, friend and steamed fish, and fruits in no time.

By 12:30 almost everybody arrived and we started eating right away. We are so bloated after eating but we still manage to make a lot of chika. The daddies and the kids had a lot of fun too. Bela was so happy because she met new friends.

And wala ako masabi kay Peachy, Jane and Mich, super gaganda at sexing mga buntis. Thank you also to Apols for your share, super sulit sya, hanggang dinner may food kami lahat. And to Jody na kahit may event ay nag drop by sa DAMPA to see us. Super nag enjoy ako mga mommies. And thank you sa mga suki ko sa books. LOL. Looking forward to seeing all the beautiful mommy bloggers again this coming October 19 for a swimming party at Jane’s house. LOL.

You can view individual pictures here:

Kick Ass Blogger Award

Friday, August 22, 2008

Thanks to Toni for this award.

Kick Ass Blogger Award

Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?
Maybe they've got incredible, original content. Or they're overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it's someone who simply inspires you to be a better person... or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.

Whatever the reason may be, I'm sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well... why not tell 'em so?
* Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are "Kick Ass Bloggers"
* Let 'em know in your post or via email, twitter or blog comments that they've received an award
* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to
* Hop on back to the Kick Ass Blogger Club HQ to sign Mr. Linky then pass it on!

I'm passing this to Pheng, Yvelle, Vannie and Vien.

Oriental Trading is here

The stuff that I ordered from Oriental Trading is here. They arrived at my husband’s office this afternoon and he was carrying it when we fetched him this afternoon. These are the souvenirs for Bela’s third birthday party and I bought some small toys for the game prizes too. I was really happy as I am almost finish for Bela’s party preparations. This means I only have to buy some more additional toys from the ever reliable Divisoria and I just have to do the tags for souvenirs.

I love shopping at Oriental Trading as they are really cheap since they are packed and priced by the dozen. I was computing and it is almost the same price if I buy it from Divisoria. I was really tempted to buy more items from them (and I even found their range of dollhouses so cute that I was tempted to buy one for Bela) but I only have a limited budget that time when I was shopping. I just shopped early as I want to avail of their free shipping and I want to take the opportunity while my friend is still here since we can ship our orders from US to Manila for free.

I will not post the pictures here first. I will keep it as a surprise until Bela’s birthday.

Busy, Long Weekend

It will be a long weekend for me and my husband as we are off from work on Monday. We have our own set of holidays from where I work so I am always working during Philippine holidays. But it is good that they gave an extra leave for their employees where employees can avail of an authorized holiday leave if it is a Philippine holiday. So I decided to use mine this coming Monday.

But looks like it will be a busy weekend for us again. Here is our list:

* I have to drop by American Eye Center tomorrow to submit the requirements for my grandmother’s surgery so Philhealth will cover a part of the expenses for her surgery.
* Hubby will be attending Filipinas Heritage Library’s Photography class tomorrow where the class will visit the busy streets of Binondo so he will be out too tomorrow.
* I have to search the net for Chicago accident attorney so I can give a list to my aunt
* We also have to do our groceries tomorrow and buy a gift for one of Bela’s classmates who will be celebrating his birthday this coming Wednesday.
* Then it is our MBAP Dampa lunch on Sunday and I will meet the MBAP girls and I am really excited as I know we have a lot of things to talk about.
* Then hubby will have a prenuptial pictorial at the ADMC on Monday. We might tag along with him and we will just wait for him at the Fort strip.

Just thinking about all these makes me feel tired already. But I am so looking forward for next week since we are off to Baguio on Friday and time for another out of town vacation. Wink. Wink.

For my dad and my husband

Having born in City that has its own hippodrome or racetrack has opened my mind in the way most people in our place loved to go there and bet for their favorite horses and jockeys.

In 2000, the City has removed this place to put on a mall and condominiums and the people were against this move but the court has made the decision. Most aficionados were left with betting through a local place which shows a televise broadcast of the races. Like many of these people is my husband who also goes to the races before I met him and he introduces me to many events like the MELBOURNE CUP, the Kentucky Derby and our own President’s Cup.

Along with my husband is my dad who also loves the sport and even opened a betting station in our area. So when I heard of the MELBOURNE CUP, they are the two people that came to my mind right away. My husband plans to take family for a vacation to Australia which will coincide with the dates when the MELBOURNE CUP is being held. I’m sure my dad and my husband will have a great there.

6 layers

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

EMS tagged me.

6 Layers…Of YOU


RULES:1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.2. Get back to Me {YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE! Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.3. Copy from Start to End.4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine Creative in Me For the LOVE of Food Little Peanut Pea in a Pod It’s Where the HEART Is Around the World SugarMagnolias I Am Mommy All About The Memories Enchanted Play Just My Scrap Whats Up Simply Me Kitchen Deelite A Mothers Horizon In Depth A Life in Bloom Because Life is a Blessing Digiscraptology Joys iN life Life is What we Make it Photo Blog Dancing in Midlife Tune Mommy Talks Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps All Kinds of Me Stuff The Salad Caper Winding Creek Circle InkBabyStudios All Things Me Feels Like Home Because Life Is Fun Blessings and Beyond Mommy Earns Money Online Pinay Mommy Online Clark & Butchay’s Blog Butchay’s World Simply Jen Jenny Said So My Online World My Life in this Wonderful World Biz-N-Honey Aeirin’s Collections My Precious Niche Eds Mommy Life Just Me.. Eds My BIG Picture Merger Guru Quicker8 MindBubbles LivingtheHealthyLife VanityKit Stripe&Yellow SomethingPurple Em's Detour and so I am Women Xplore My Sweet Bratinella Our Journey to Life My Planet Purple YOUR BLOGS

– Name: Abie
– Birth date: January 19
– Birthplace: Philippines
– Current Location: Philippines
– Eye Color:Brown
– Hair Color: Brown
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

– Your heritage: Filipino
– The shoes you wore today: black leather shoes.
– Your weakness: Perfectionist and O.C.
– Your fears: Losing my job, Losing my love ones .
– Your perfect pizza: CPK
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: To raise good children and to be the best wife to Howell and the best mom t Bela and my future kids.

– Your most overused phrase on AIM: hehehe
– Your first waking thoughts: good morning world
– Your best physical feature: I don’t know
– Your most missed memory: My Tita

– Pepsi or Coke: COKE.
– McDonald’s or Burger King: McDonald's.
– Single or group dates: single.
– Adidas or Nike: Nike.
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea.
– Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate.
– Cappuccino or coffee: Both.


– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Hugh jackman.
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: Jerry Maguire, Reality Bites.
– Name two of your passions in life : Blogging, Shopping
– Least favorite time of day: Noon.


– Use hairspray or gel: None.
– Your favorite meal: Sinigang, Pesto, Dampa foods
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: Black.
– Listen to classical music: Yes.
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: No!


Tagging Vien and Kite.

Weekend Snapshot # 15 - Our Saturday

Sunday, August 17, 2008

We accompanied my grand mother for her check up at the American Eye Center. They need to do several exams on her before her scheduled cataract surgery on the 26th.

Saturday is a busy day at the American Eye Center. There are a lot of patients in queue and a number of tests have to be done to my grandmother so we are at the center for about three hours. Our daughter was with us and so my husband and I have to take turns in taking care of her since we have to go out of the center to keep her pre-occupied.

And even though we are so busy in accompanying my grandmother and taking care of our daughter at the same time, my husband was still able to take some time to take pictures of our daughter while my daughter gamely give poses for her dad.

Here are some pictures also while we are having lunch at Racks after my grandmother’s checkup.

So I will leave you with these pictures for now as I have to search for information about las vegas shows as I promised my aunt to help you with this.

More of my Nanny Stories

Ever since my nanny gave us a notice that she will only stay with us up to the end of this month (you can read my previous post abut this here and here), she has been driving me nuts. Maybe since she is leaving us anyway and I think the only reason she is staying up to the end of the month is because she wants to get her full salary, she has no drive to work anymore. She is living like a princess. She wakes up late in morning, she is always upstairs in her room and doesn’t even bother to check if my daughter is okay, she is so busy texting. In short, she is not doing any work anymore.

Just like today, she was upstairs the whole day and so I thought she was helping my husband clean up the second room so I was the one taking care of Bela. I was so sleepy and I was really looking forward to taking a nap but I can’t do it since I have to take care of my daughter while my nanny is taking her nap upstairs. I was so furious when I found out from my husband that my nanny was just in her room the whole day and did not help her clean our room. I was so mad that I even felt I need to take progesterone supplements to calm me down.

I really wanted to ask her to leave and not wait for the end of the month but since I can’t take a day off from work to take care of Bela in her absence and I know my mom will have a hard time taking care of Bela without my nanny’s help, I have no choice but to deal with her for another two weeks.

I already talked to my friend who recruits nanny from the province and she promised to notify me as soon as she finds a nanny for us. So wish me luck and hope I can keep my cool for another two weeks.

Wordless Wednesday # 18 - Sunset @ the Fort

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weekend Snapshot # 14 - Fun – Fun - Fun

Monday, August 11, 2008

We went to Mall of Asia last Saturday to pay the reservation fee at Kidz Republic where my daughter will celebrate her third birthday. As soon as my daughter saw the indoor play area, she wanted to go inside and play. And we are lucky since we get to play for free since we just booked a party with them.

My daughter really had playing in the ball pool and trying on the giant slide with her dad. Here are some pictures.

I hate these chores

Saturday, August 9, 2008

I was tagged by Joy and Em.

This meme is pretty simple.
Here are the rules:
1.) List down the household chores you hate and why. Do you think you can survive without helpers and nannies?
2.) Copy the image.
3.) Tag as many girlfriends you want, the daddies and hubbies can also join.
4.) Add your blog's link in the domesticated divas linky love. You can add all your blogs.
5.) Leave ME a comment and I'll add you up in the masterlist.

DOMESTICATED DIVAS: Living the Healthy Life / Sripe&Yellow / Vanity Kit / Mind Bubbles / Something Purple / Em’s Detour / Me,Myself+2 / Kidd Designs / FunFierceFabulous / Ozzy’s Mom / Insights from the Grocery Cart / Living A’ La Mode / God’s Best Gift / MommyAllehs Up-Close And Personal / My Precious Niche / Just Me.. Eds / Eds Mommy Life / Mommy Talks / Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps / All Kinds of Me Stuff / The Salad Caper / Winding Creek Circle / InkBabyStudios / My Happy Place / Iam Dzoi / Suburban Sass / To the Moon and Back / Raising Sandy / And so I am / Princess Bela / Women Xplore / Our Journey to Life / My Planet Purple YOUR BLOG HERE

My list: I hate to cook, I hate to do the laundry and iron our clothes, I hate cleaning. Oops, looks like it’s almost all the household chores. In short, I am one lazy bum who just one to laze around all the time.

I am now tagging Vien, Eds, Peachy & Jacqui

Beijing Olympics 2008

Yesterday was the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. We were able to watch some of parts of the opening ceremony and it was one magnificent performance. A Fou Band enters from four gates, then there is a splendid firework which makes the entire Stadium look like a blossoming flower, then there where twenty graceful fairies that float towards the ground and cluster around the Olympic rings. It was one great performance and according to the host they have been practicing for more than then months for this.

As we were watching we can’t help but imagine that it would really be great if we are watching it live in Beijing. For sure our good friend Alma and Romy, who is in Beijing right now is one of the audiences in the Stadium watching the opening ceremonies.

I remember they are both so into sports. They both played Paintball (complete with their tactical gear and paintball guns), they are runners who organize marathon runs to raise funds for charity, and they are mountain climbers too. They really love sports so for sure they won’t let this opportunity pass, for them to watch the Beijing Olympics live.

They invited us to join them in Beijing and they are willing to accommodate us in their home so we can watch the Olympics too but for sure China will be really crowded during that time and I don’t think it is recommended if we have a toddler in tow. Maybe next Olympics, Bela will be old enough to travel with us and she will get to enjoy the experience more.

We will watch Mulan

Every school year, Toddlers Unlimited takes their students to watch a musical or a play at the Children’s Theater. This year, Repertory Philippines is presenting Disney’s Mulan in a musical play that brings us back to ancient Chinese legends of the brave female heroine Mulan, who against all odds and cultural paradigms, upholds the honor of her family by fighting for her country.

Toddlers Unlimited has arranged to watch the musical on September 12, 2008 at 10:30 – 12:00 noon. Bela hasn’t seen the movie Mulan but she loves to sing and dance so hopefully she will get to enjoy the show. We think that it will be an interesting experience for Bela to watch a musical especially she will be able to watch it in the company of her teachers, friends and us.

Toddlers Unlimited has blocked off the Lower Orchestra area for all their students. I was at Toddlers Unlimited yesterday and Ms. Jhoanne already showed me the theater seating plan. Howell told me not to get front row seats because the last time we watched a show (Dora the Explorer), we are at the front row and Bela got scared of Dora. I selected a seat on the Orchestra left and we are sitting beside Elie, one of Bela’s classmates so at least she has someone familiar beside her. Hope she will really enjoy it.

Perfect Tag

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Got this tag from Jacqui. Thanks girl and I admit it, I am one shopaholic. LOL

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1. Don’t remove the credits when you post the image .
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too
4. You need to pass this tag to many friends you think loves shopping.
5. Come back at BARGAIN.SALES.DEALS.and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Enjoy Shopping !!!

SHOPAHOLICS : 1.) A Slice of Life 2.) Jenny Said So 3.) Simply Jen 4.) This and That 5.)Bargain.Sales.Deals. 6.) Me and Mine 7. ) Little Peanut 8.) Creative in Me 9.) Pea in a Pod 10. The Shopaholic in Me 11.) Life's Simple Pleasures 12.) My Planet Purple

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Passing this tag to other shopaholic bloggers like Peachy, Kite and Jane.

My To Do List for this week

Today was kind of a productive day for me. I manage to do a lot at work and I was able to input my weekly stats to our Remedy System. I was also able to book a magician for Bela’s birthday though I haven’t received the contract yet and I haven’t paid the 50% deposit. Hopefully I will receive the contract from Angelette tomorrow.

But still despite the fact that I was able to do a lot today, I still have a few items remaining on my checklist:
* We’re due to leave for our Hong Kong vacation this coming November and I haven’t booked a hotel yet. I did some research but I haven’t talked to my cousins yet as to where they prefer to stay.
* Ask for my boss’s permission as I have to leave early for work on Tuesday wince I just got a letter from Bela’s school that our first Parent’s Teacher Conference is scheduled on Tuesday at 3:30 PM.
* Asked around for the next diet pills since my friend is asking for my help as she wants to try diet pills this time to loose weight.
* I have one pending work for tomorrow that I need to follow up with HQ.
* Follow up with Smart for the Smart Bro application of my sister. (Yes, she and my brother are so hooked with blogging that they decided to have their own Internet connection.)
* Call American Eye to schedule for an appointment for my husband and my grand mother.

I guess that’s all I need to accomplish for this week. I can’t wait for the week to end as I am looking forward for our family bonding time again this coming weekend at Shangri-La and MOA.

New Rx glasses for my husband

I was watching FOX news before going to bed this evening and I saw that Zenni Optical was on FOX news! I learned that they are selling really cheap prescription eyeglasses which reminded me that I have to look from the incredible stylish new frames from Zenni for my husband.

H has been complaining that he is experiencing some throbbing pain on his eyes every once in a while so he wants to go to his ophthalmologist to have his eyes checked. He used to wear prescription eyeglasses but he stopped using it because he is not comfortable when he is wearing it. But now that he is having some problems with his eyes, he realized that he needs to get his eyes checked.

We will be going to American Eye Center this Saturday to have his eyes checked and then we can check Zenni Optical $ 8 Rx Eyeglasses so we can buy a new one for my husband.

Wordless Wednesday # 17- Bowling Ball

A brave move

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yesterday was the send off party for one of our colleague who is leaving for Dubai to pursue her dream of having a flight attendant career. She works as a receptionist in our office for more than a year now. She loves her job as a receptionist and she is an intelligent woman so she knows that she has more career opportunities here. But she was encouraged by her friend who is now working as a flight attendant and is getting a salary that is triple than what my colleague is getting so. So she got encouraged attend a flight attendant school so she can try her luck in this field.

And luck was really on her side and looks like having a flight attendant careersince she got accepted right away as a flight attendant in one of the biggest airline companies in Dubai.

So to my friend and former colleague, good luck on your new adventure.

Weekend Snapshot # 13 - Bowling is Fun

Monday, August 4, 2008

After my cousin’s treat to the whole family for lunch, we headed to the bowling center at SM Mall of Asia. Our family loves to play bowling together and it is a good way to loose some weight that we gain after our sumptuous seafood’s lunch at DAMPA.

This is the second time for Bela to play bowling and the first time for my two cousins, Aliah and Jego. We really had fun and we really enjoyed the game. Hope we can do this more often and I think Bela is growing up to be like her dad who really loves all kinds of sports.

Describe my Day

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Thanks Aggie for this.

Here are the Rules:
1. List 6 things that describe yourself today or yesterday.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

GailAdi/Momeen/Emmyrose/Dennis/Dette/Jirl/Janny/Nanay Belen/Carol/ Something Purple’s cucina / Vanity Kit / Mind Bubbles / Stripe&Yellow / Something Purple / Em’s Detour / Mommy Talks Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps All Kinds of Me Stuff The Salad Caper Winding Creek Circle InkBabyStudios Princess Bela Women Xplore Our Journey to Life My Planet Purple YOUR BLOG HERE

Yesterday and Today:
1. I went home early since we planned to go to St Jude to hear mass but I was stuck inside the bus for 3.5 hours due to heavy traffic because the streets of Buendia are flooded.
2. I was too lazy again to go online and I was too sleepy that I feel asleep around 10 PM (which is too early for me since I usually sleep around 2 AM).
3. I did my “SM” rounds and joined Litratong Pinoy for the first time.
4. I answered emails, inputted my statistics for the week, and summarized the tasks that I finished for this week for our weekly report next Monday.
5. I had a terrible headache and I was so lazy and unproductive the whole day because of it.
6. I tried to contact a party planner to finalize the booking for the magician for Bela’s birthday but again, the magician is already fully booked for that day and I can’t contact the party planner because looks like she is busy for her party for tomorrow so I’m kind of pissed and frustrated.
7. I searched the net for disney world tickets as my good friend will be going there next week with her family and I am helping her out as she knows I have been there already.

I’m tagging Vien, Kite, and Val

Me time

I had my sort of “ME” time today. I left the office at exactly 1:30 since I need to go to a drug store to buy a pain reliever because my headache is killing me. Then I went straight to Bela’s school to check on her.

The room where they are having their class used to have a small window where parents can peep through to see what’s going on onside their room. But since one of Bela’s classmate have been crying non-stop during class since Wednesday, they decided to cover the small window since they are thinking the kid might be distracted by the adults peeping trough the window.

Since I don’t have anything to do there, I decided to have a cup of coffee at Starbucks. And I was able to have the strawberry Belgian waffle that I have been craving for days now when I saw it on Jane’s blog. I know I still have a lot of things on my to do list like I need to contact my party planner, I need to check for bar sinks, and I need to do some grocery shopping. But for two hours, I just sat there, relax and enjoyed my strawberry Belgian waffle and my chocolate chip blended coffee.