Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pregnancy messed it up..

Early into my second trimester, I noticed that I was having constant headaches. It was no ordinary headache I tell you but the ones that really throb and extends all the way down to your shoulders. I thought it was migraine but then when I consulted my OB, she told to have my eyes checked. It could be that I was not comfy anymore with the eyeglasses that I was using since pregnancy could alter your eyesight. True enough, after having my eyes checked, my vision worsened.


Now, I am in a hunt for my fourth pair of eyeglasses. I found interesting Holiday Glass Frames from Zenni Optical, a popular online eyeglasses shop.









And with their ultra cheap $ 8 Complete Rx Eyeglasses you really can't go wrong.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A-Z Tag

A. Attached or single ? — Attached
B. Best friend? — Hubby (its a given)

C. Cake or pie? — Cake
D. Day of choice? — Saturday
E. Essential item? — glasses/contact lens
F. Favorite color? — Pink
G. Gummy bears or worms? — Worms, the sour ones
H. Hometown? — Marikina
I. Favorite indulgence (s)? — Desserts and Shopping
J. January or July? — January
K. Kids? — in June :)
L. Life isn’t complete without? — God, family and friends

M. Marriage date ? — June 9
N. Number of magazine subscriptions? - None. I just buy them in stores
O. Orange or apple? — Orange
P. Phobias? — Ipis :)
Q. Quotes? — Life is short
R. Reasons to smile? — All the blessings I've been receiving
S. Season of choice? — Christmas.. definitely
T. Tag 5 people - Gracie, Kathy, Jody, Trinity and Nikki
U. Unknown fact about me? - I can also be mean ;)
V. Vegetable? — Taiwan pechay
W. Worst habit? — worrier
X. X-ray or ultrasound? - Ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food(s)? - Pasta, bread, seafoods, steak and desserts
Z. Zodiac sign — Aries

Thursday, November 20, 2008

One tall hot choco with mint syrup for


They never get my name right.. I'll start posting pictures of the cups that I get. This will be hilarious!

Meanwhile, this one's for you Gracie

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The year I was born

Gracie tagged me this one. Thanks! :)





In 1979 (the year you were born)



Jimmy Carter is president of the US



A major accident occurs at a nuclear reactor on Three Mile Island near Middletown, PA



An American Airlines DC-10 loses its engine and crashes seconds after takeoff, killing 275 people



Hurricane David kills over 1200 in the US and the Dominican Republic



Some 90 people, including 63 Americans, are taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran



The Soviet Union invades Afghanistan



ESPN starts broadcasting



Aaliyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Norah Jones, Heath Ledger, and Kate Hudson are born



Pittsburgh Pirates win the World Series



Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl XIII



Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup



Kramer vs. Kramer is the top grossing film



Sophie's Choice by William Styron is published



"My Sharona" by The Knack spends the most time at the top of the US charts



The Facts of Life premiers



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1. What happened in the year you were born? Take the quiz by clicking the link above.
2. Post the result of the quiz in your blog.
3. Tag 5 people who you think are born on a different year than yours.
3. It would be interesting to know the age of your blogging buddies plus of course get to know a little about history few years back.
4. Add your name on the list below. Indicating also the year you were born.


JODY - 1977; (your name - birth year)
JOANNE - 1980
GRACIE - 1978
TRACY - 1979

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Tagging Kelly, Farah and Jane

Monday, November 10, 2008

45 Days to go till Christmas

I haven't started with my shopping yet. Wait, I haven't even made a list! Usually, I would already start shopping by mid-November to still get some of the "good" stuff. I noticed kasi that by the first week of December, almost all the nice stuff are already gone especially clothes and shoes. Ako pa naman, it has been a tradition for me (and my whole family) to wear something new for Christmas eve, Christmas day and New Year's eve. Those are the parties and reunions kasi so we really dress up for it.

Anyway, I gotta start moving. I've only got a handful of inaanak and pamangkin so it won't really be that much of a problem. I just wanna make sure that I get my parents and sisters really nice gifts. As for Paolo's gift, hindi pa ba enough that I'm finally giving him a baby?!! Seriously, I still don't know what to get him and kahit sya, he doesn't know yet what he wants.

So, the hunt for the perfect dress(es) and shoes is on. I'll keep you posted.

Have you started with your Christmas shopping? Please share with me your good finds :)

Monday, November 3, 2008

ENVY

That's what I feel now that the plans of my family to go to Macau this December is finally pushing thru without me!!! We originally planned to treat my parents to this trip to spend my dad's birthday there. I was supposed to be in charge of doing all the reservations online; from our plane tickets from PAL to comparing room rates from websites like asiarooms.com, hotels.com and hotelcombined.com to scout for the best rates for either Wynn Hotel or The Venetian (I personally prefer the Venetian.. hehe). My dad wanted to postpone the trip until I was ready and able to travel (daddy's girl eh! hehe) but my sisters have already arranged their schedules way before and it will be so selfish of me to mess it up. So, they are all set on December 8 to 10 and I think they will be staying at Wynn Hotel since my dad prefers it. I don't want to know the final details coz I'm really really sad that I won't be able to join my family in this trip. They promised to take home some of those Macau delicacies like the dried tapa which I hope I am allowed to eat!

Anyway, another thing that I envy are those pregnant ladies who can still eat or at least have an appetite during the first trimester. There are a couple of ladies here in the office that are also pregnant. Some are like me, in the first trimester, some are in their second and some are just about ready to pop. We sometimes compare our experiences and so far, I am the only one that doesn't have a "pinaglilihian" na food. I don't even have an appetite and as of my last check up, I even lost 2 pounds! After 3 or 4 bites, my stomach will start to feel queasy and I would feel like throwing up. I'm trying to eat healthy and as much as I can though since I already feel guilty that I may be depriving my baby of precious nutrients.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

On A Short Vacation

I've been on bedrest since Tuesday after my check up last Monday. We already saw the heartbeat of the baby and he/she is doing really well. My doctor advised me to be on bedrest for at least 2 weeks until my next check up just make sure that the baby and I will be ok. To date, the baby is now 7 weeks and 2 days old and as of the last TVU, the baby measures 6.6mm and the cardiac activity is 136 beats per minute. And according to the ultrasound result, it will be a summer baby as I am due on June 4. That will be a great wedding anniversary present!

We're really so excited and Paolo is so kind to give in to whatever I crave for. So far, no weird cravings yet. All I want is Pescattora pasta from Cibo, Sandwiches from Pancake House and Sukiyaki soup. So whenever Paolo gets home from work, I always have a pasalubong from him.

So far, I'm not yet bored staying just at home. For someone like me who's used to trekking the concrete jungle of Makati five times a week, this is really a breather. I'm enjoying being a bum and a SAHW. I just watch TV and fight off the nausea by sleeping.

So far so good... Just one more week of bedrest so I really need to take advantage of that!

Monday, October 13, 2008

I Heart your Blog

Thanks Pat!




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The rules of the award are:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog. 2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs. 4. Put links of those blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you have nominated.

Previous awardees: Mabelle, Prily, Ate Norma, I Love Philippines Too, Shenga, Nova, WebbieStuffs, Nancy, Webloglearner, Pinay Wahm, and My So Called Life, Let’s Spice Things Up, Beauty and Shop, Idealpinkrose, allin, kimchiland, Korean Food, The Paper Vision, Embrace Simplicity, Me and Mine, A Window To Our World, A Grateful Heart, Can of Thoughts, A Mother’s Stuff, http://housewifeatwork.blogspot.com/, MommaWannabe, Lourdes Mia, Praning’s Shoutout, When Silence Speaks, Etc Atbp, Aeirin’s Collections, Life is What we Make it, Underneath It All, Cellulitic Bliss, 100% Kelly, C'est La Vie, YOUR BLOG

I think many of you received this already, but what the heck? Here's another one for you:
Gracie, Jody and MM

Friday, September 26, 2008

Separation Anxieties

I wasn't able to sleep well last night. After packing Paolo's stuff for his trip to Singapore this weekend, it dawned on me that I was going to be all alone for 3 nights. This is the first time that we will be apart since we got married and I don't think I will be getting used to sleeping alone in our bed.

Mixed emotions ako the past few days. I'm happy since I know how much a fan of F1 Paolo is and how he has been looking forward to this. Sad that he'll be gone for some time and I'll be alone. Sad too since I thought that I could do some stuff and go out with friends this Saturday but I can't join them anymore since I'm going to be on house arrest. I was even planning to clean out my closet to make room for some new clothes and shoes but I realized it may be too strenous for me. So I just have to content myself with watching TV. I'll catch up with the second season of Gossip Girl and my officemate let me borrow his Brothers and Sisters DVD. I hope these would last me at least until Sunday night since I also plan to have lunch at my parent's house para naman hindi ako masyado ma-bore.

This is the first time that I'm not looking forward to the weekend. Strangely, I'm wishing its Monday na tomorrow..

Happy Weekend everybody!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hmmmmmm......



What do you think? Is this what we've been waiting for?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Something New..

A new template for my tiny space in the blogosphere and Pat was the first one to notice it.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Start with Letter T Tag

This came from Jody
PLAYERS: Del / Carol / Eds / Dez / Jane Tet / Jody / Tracy / YOU!
SCATTERGORIES. ..it’s harder than it looks! Erase my answers, enter yours, send it on to your friends. *Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following… *They have to be real places, names, things. Nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question;

WHAT IS YOUR NAME – Tracy
4 LETTER WORD – Tall
VEHICLE – Touareg (Volkswagen)
TV Show – The Buuuuuzzzzzzz!!! (Ala Boy Abunda)
CITY – Torrance (in California)
BOY NAME – Teddy
OCCUPATION – Technician
SOMETHING YOU WEAR – T-back!! Joke!! T-shirt
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM – Toothbrush
REASON FOR BEING LATE – Traffic
SOMETHING YOU SHOUT – Oh no! I can't think of any decent words that starts with letter T. All I can think about are all those curse words in tagalog. So, are you thinking what I'm thinking? Hindi maganda isulat di ba kaya I'll leave it all up to you na lang.. Haha!


Tagging Nikki, Gracie and Kelly

The Shoe Tag

Tagged by Pat.
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What’s your shoe size?
Are your feet the same size as your mom’s feet?
How about your sister’s feet?
Can you borrow shoes from each other?
Post a picture of your latest shoe buy.
Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends.
Don’t forget to drop a line in this blog when you’re done.

100% Kelly
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My shoe size is 6.5. My mom and two of my sisters have the same size as me so we sometimes share shoes but ako talaga selfish with it. I used to hide my pretty and most favorite pair from my sisters kasi their feet are malapad so the shoes loosen when they use it. I rarely wear or borrow din naman their shoes kaya quits lang kami. hehe..

Here are my latest shoe buys. Bought them at the Nine West outlet in Gilroy on our way home from San Francisco. When I find a really nice pair, I tend to buy them in at least two colors... para masaya!





Please feel free to snag this one

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Jan's Coffee Break Ver. 1.34

I woke up yesterday to the alarm of my TV. It was on channel 2 and the show was Umagang Kay Ganda and they were already playing Christmas Carols.
Timing as I was again invited by Jan to join in this week's question:



What's there to not love about Christmas? Its my favorite time of the year for the following reasons:

1. I love the weather. Its cold and breezy but not gloomy.

2. The festive mood. Parties everywhere

3. The decors. One of the reasons why I wanted to have a wedding in December but was discouraged by my family since traffic during this season is terrible.

4. The gifts.

5. Christmas carols

6. Holiday shopping. Bazaars.

7. The food. well.. more on an excuse to indulge in food

And last but not the least, its the perfect time of the year to reflect on what has happend for the past 12 months and realize that next year will be a new beginning, a new hope for everyone.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Soap and Shampoo Tag

Got tagged by Pat : )

Some Rules:
1. You can include in the post a picture of your favorite soap or the sopa you are currently using.
2. Please post this in the blog which you will add in the "blogs that joined." You can add unlimitted number of blogs as long as this tag is posted there.
3. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends.
4. 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.
5. Remember to come back here at DANCING IN MIDLIFE TUNE (pls. don’t change this link) and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list as this is one way to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority. :)
6. Tag as many friends as you can.

BLOGS THAT JOINED: Dancing in Midlife Tune - Aeirins Collections - BiznHoney - Kidd Designs - Shopaholic Ties The Knot - My Random Thoughts - YOUR BLOG

Soap Questions:
1. Favorite Soap: Dove soap in Cucumber and Green Tea. So refreshing!
2. Facial Soap: Clean and Clear deep action wash
3. Body Soap: Dove Body Wash in Cucumber and Green Tea
4. Intimate Soap: PH Care
5. Laundy Soap: Tide
6. Undies Soap: Perla
7. Baby Soap: Not Applicable.. yet.. hehe
8. Favorite Shampoo: Pantene Total Care Shampoo
9. Favorite Conditoner: Pantene Total Care Conditioner
10. Baby Shampoo: NA pa din.. haha!

::End Copy::I am tagging Kathy, Gracie and Jhona

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My Long Weekend

Was packed! But I was still able to catch up on my lost hours of sleep.

Saturday: Practically spent the whole morning sleeping. Afternoon, we (Me, Paolo and his dad) had to go to Lipa Batangas. Paolo's tito passed away so we had to go there to attend the wake. Traffic was really bad that it took us 4 hours to reach Lipa. We left our house at around 4pm and arrived past 8 na. We were so hungry by then so we had to eat dinner first at a nearby restaurant before heading to the cathedral where the wake was. When we arrived at around 9pm, most of the people already left. Paolo's mom had already been complaining that ang tagal daw namin dumating. We stayed there till 11.. mas matagal pa yung travel time namin than the time we actually stayed at the wake. Balikan lang kami so we had to leave din early since we were going back the next day for the funeral.

Sunday: We had to wake up early since the funeral service will be at 12nn. Had to drag myself out of the bed coz I was still tired from that road trip yesterday. This time however, our travel was a lot lighter. There was little or no traffic at all at SLEX. It was raining during the service so Paolo and me opted to just stay in the car. We left Lipa at around 2 and had lunch at Pancake House in SLEX.

While we were there, as usual, the relatives were asking again if I was already pregnant. This is why I am already at the point where I am starting to dislike attending family affairs. We just responded to them that wala pa talaga and that we are "working" on it. This time, his cousin suggested "hilot". As I have written here, my mom is a doctor and being one, we were not raised to believe in this practice. No offense to the believers of hilot but nobody in our family had hilot. His cousin was claiming that another cousin who was trying to get preggy for almost a year had hilot and she got pregnant. Being "desperate", I told Paolo that we should give it a try. Maybe this was just what we needed. So maybe in the coming weeks, this manhihilot will be coming over to our house. I'll let you all know how it will turn out.

On a lighter note, Paolo and I decided to go on a vacation. A trip that will just be the two of us. In short, our long overdue honeymoon. For the past 2 years. our trips abroad and out of town were either with our friends, his family or mine. We are planning to go to Hong Kong on October 31 to November 2 to be exact. No confirmed bookings yet as we are still looking for hotels in Hong Kong and try to get our free tickets from PAL from our earned miles. We might squeeze in a day trip to Macau to check out their own version of Las Vegas. This will be a very exciting adventure!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

6 Layers

…Of YOU. from Kathy

::START::

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 Insights from the Grocery Cart MindBubbles LivingtheHealthyLife VanityKit Stripe&Yellow SomethingPurple Em’s DetourJoys iN life Life is What we Make it Photo Blog Dancing in Midlife Tune Ozzy’s Mom Me,Myself+2 Kidd Designs Fun.Fierce.Fabulous Tints of My Heart when mom speaks walk on red kathycot buhay misis kathycot cooks My Random Thoughts My World

LAYER ONE:
– Name: Tracy
– Birth date: April 18
– Birthplace: Quezon City, Philippines
– Current Location: Makati City, Philippines
– Eye Color: Black
– Hair Color: Black
– Righty or Lefty: Righty

LAYER TWO:
– Your heritage: Filipino
– The shoes you wore today: Nine West peeptoe with kitten heels
– Your weakness: Desserts
– Your fears: Death
– Your perfect pizza: Four-cheese pizzas of Italliannis and Yellowcab
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: To be a good mother, wife, daughter and friend

LAYER THREE:
– Your most overused phrase on AIM: what is AIM? :)
– Your first waking thoughts: wana go back to sleep!!
– Your best physical feature: my fair complexion :)
– Your most missed memory: the carefree days of being a highschooler

LAYER FOUR:
– Pepsi or Coke: Coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: McDo
– Single or group dates: Either
– Adidas or Nike: Nike
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla
– Cappuccino or coffee: Coffee

LAYER FIVE
– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Ellen DeGeneres
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors: None! have a bad memory memorizing the lines
– Name two of your passions in life : Building a family and does shopping count? Haha :)
– Least favorite time of day: 5:30 AM - My waking hour

LAYER SIX
– Use hairspray or gel: hairspray but only when I need to attend special occassions
– Your favorite meal: Breakfast. at least you can eat a lot without guilt since its the most important meal of the day.
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: gray
– Listen to classical music: sometimes
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: No

::END::

Passing this on to Kelly, Jody, Pat and Gracie

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chores I hate

Still catching up with so many tags. This one now is from Pat



~~~START COPY~~~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 / Aggie Shoots Aggie Scraps / All Kinds of Me Stuff / The Salad Caper / Winding Creek Circle / InkBabyStudios / Joys in Life / Me and Mine / Little Peanut / Creative in Me/ Pea in a Pod / Sugarmagnolias / Notable Bistro / Around the World / I am Mommy / All About The Memories / Enchanted Play / In Depth / A Housewife’s Journal / Life Together Starts / As We Face Forever / My Happy Place /Iam Dzoi / Suburban Sass / To the Moon and Back / Raising Sandy / Walk on Red / All Things Me / Because Life Is Fun / Feels Like Home / Growing up with Bea / My life… my own piece of heaven / Around the World / Hobbies and Such / My life in this Wonderful World /My Online World / / My Virtual Closet / My Views On My So Called Life / The Real Deal The Real Me / Changing Lanes/ Pit Stop/ Around the World / The Fountain Of Happiness / The Joy Of Life Forever / Love Is / Phtographic Memories / My life in this Wonderful World /My Online World / Me and Mine / Little Peanut / Creative in Me/ Pea in a Pod / Sugarmagnolias / Notable Bistro / Around the World / My Colorful World / In This Game of Life / My Family is my Life / Shopaholic Ties The Knot / My Random Thoughts / My World
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Household chores that I hate would simply be doing the laundry and ironing simply because I never really know how to do them. I only touched a washing machine and an iron once and it wasn't a success at all! I can wash the dishes (dishes lang, no pots and pans! hehe) and clean the house.

Passing this on to Gracie, Kathy and Sheryll

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Catching up..

Tags have piled up. Sorry girls for the delay.

Jody and Gracie tagged me this one:


like a strong brew, their passion in blogging is hard to ignore and they love coffee too!




The Perfect Blend of Friendship from Jhona




Last but not the least, this one from Jan

The storm is over. The sun is shinning now. Smile at someone. Spread the happiness.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.~Mark Twain

Passing this on to Kathy, Vina and Pat


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Bitten by the bug

The "tamad" bug that is. Trying so hard to blog and blog hop but I just can't get myself to visit as many blogs as I want to.

I have so many topics in mind to blog about but I'm just too lazy to.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

All MIxed Up

Got tagged by Pat : )
PLAYERS: CHIKAI Fun.Fierce.Fab Me,Myself+2 Kidd Designs Ozzy's Mom Shopaholic Ties the Knot My Random Thoughts

1. Are you pregnant? I wish I am!! But unfotunately, its a negative again :((
2. When do you want to get married? I already am
3. Do you curse a lot? Not that much
4. What are your favorite books? Feel-good books.
5. Do wish you were with someone right now? Not really. Its my "alone" time
6. Who were the last three people that sent you a text message? Hubby, Mom and sister
7. Are you happier single or in a relationship? in a relationship
8. Do you believe everyone deserves a second chance? Depends on the situtation
9. Do you wish someone would call you? Not really. I'm kinda tinatamad to talk to anyone
10. What is bugging you right now? Stuff I need to buy from the supermarket
11. What's something you wish you could understand better? Why men behave like they do!
12. If someone doesn't like you, its usually because...? I wouldn't know.
13. Do you have a wild side? I don't know. Haven't explored that side of me yet.
14. Kissed someone in the last twenty-four hours? Hubby
15. Have you lost friends in the past year? A classmate passed away last month.. too sudden
16. What were you doing at midnight last night? Sleeping

Tagging : Kathy and Jhona

Monday, July 28, 2008

My Current Addiction

Its not a bag. Its not a shoe. Its not a piece of clothing. Its...



Calamansi Bars from Classic Confections in Greenbelt 5. I love the combination of the sweetness of the powdered sugar and the "asimness" of the calamansi tart filling. A 35-peso piece of heaven! A must try to all dessert lovers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Domino Tag


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Rule: Copy the entire list and add your name at the bottom. And tag at least 5 friends. (But you can tag as many as you like).Note: Please link the blog where you posted the tag We appreciate you linking all your blogs but make sure you post the tag in the blogs too.
Mommy Talks Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps All Kinds of Me Stuff The Salad Caper Winding Creek Circle Anorexic Queen Apple of Yan Ple YanPle Howell and Abie My Planet Purple WomenXplore Princess Bela My Happy Place I am Dzoi Cliktrik Life’s Simple Pleasures Coffee Table Conversations 100% Kelly My Colorful World Ramdom Thoughts Scribbles of My Life In This Game of Life The Shopaholic in Me Mommyhood and Me My Charmed Life My Joys Sassy Finds Celebrating Life Life is Peachy Belly, Baby and Beyond {BloggerHappy} {BerryScrappy} Spin 180 Wisdom City My Random Thoughts My World
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Tagging Gracie, Bunnie, Farah, Jan, Vina

Monday, July 21, 2008

Let's Do Countdown

Thanks Pat! had fun doing this

Participants: Me and Mine Creative in Me For the LOVE of Food Little Peanut Pea in a Pod Mommy Talks Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps All Kinds of Me Stuff The Salad Caper Winding Creek Circle Fun.Fierce.Fab Ozzy’s Mom Me,Myself+2 Shopaholic Ties the Knot My Random Thoughts

Ten movies you’d watch over and over:
+ Ocean's Eleven, Shrek 1,2,3, The Wedding Singer, Chances Are, Rush Hour 1,2,3, Meet the Parents, Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion, Along Came Polly, Sex and The City Movie and Bagets (hehe! i love the 80's)

Nine people you enjoy the company of:
+ Husband, Friends, Family, Some officemates and relatives

Eight things you’re wearing:
+ right now: slacks, blouse, blazer, shoes, contact lens, earrings, watch, ponytail

Seven things on your mind:
+ bills to pay, plan for hubby's birthday, my missed period, what to wear tomorrow, my made-to-measure clothes for pick up, what to bring for lunch tomorrow, Singapore trip

Six objects you touch every day:
+ Clothes, shoes, bag, phone, car, toilletries

Five things you do everyday:
+ Sleep, Bathe, Eat, Work, Spend time with Hubby

Four things that you see when you turn your head to the right:
+ my bag, water bottle, a banana, a box of tissue, my landline

Three of your favorite things that are red color:
+ lipstick, nail polish (love love that shade on my toes), berry scented handsoap

Two people who have influenced your life the most:
+ my mom and dad

One person who has been nice to you today:
+ hubby (like what Pat said, "Dapat lang!" hehe)

Passing on this tag to Kathy and Jacq

Friday, July 18, 2008

A way to end the week

THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY!!!
Can't stress that phrase enough to express my happiness that my weekday is about to end in 1 hour and 48 minutes to be exact (I get out of the office by 4pm). As I've twitted yesterday, I went home early.. Undertime for one hour. I'm at that point again where work is really W-O-R-K. Its something tedious and just plain boring. I hope to get exciting and interesting assignments in the near future.

So, this morning, I had to somehow drag myself out of the bed to take a shower, dress up and go to the office. I'm just happy that its gonna be weekend in a few hours.. that I will have all the time in the world again to sleep and be a bum for two days.

Lunch hour was approaching, my officemates and I decided then to just have coffee or dessert since we all have baons (I had pasta with garlic and shrimps -- yummy!). We were looking for a place that is quiet and cozy.. Our choices were: Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at Greenbelt, Starbucks beside Tower 1 of Makati Stock Exchange, Cafe Breton at Greenbelt and UCC at Paseo Center. Then I suggested that we try the new shop/restaurant of the daughter of our big boss, Classic Confections at Greenbelt 5.

Off we headed to Greenbelt 5 which is just a 3-minute walk from our office. We ordered some of her famous cakes like Nono's Chocolate Oblivion (which I believe was named after her dad), Mango torte and my favorite Banana Cream Pie for the 3 of us to share. My officemates each ordered capuccino while I had Hot Choco since I wanted to lay off the caffeine. The cakes were divine and the hot choco was really something I feel I will crave for in the coming days. I want to take my girlfriends here. I'm sure they will enjoy what Classic Confections has to offer. This is a definite try to all dessert junkies like me..

I now feel fatter after cosuming a million calories from my lunch break.. but its all good! I enjoyed every bite and sip. I will just have to "starve" myself next week.. Haha!

Plan for tomorrow: Movie night with friends at Promenade to watch Dark Knight

Happy weekend everybody!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Interrogate Me, Thursday

Thanks Kathy!

1.WHAT DATE IS IT?
- July 17, 2008
2. WHAT TIME DID U WAKE UP?
- 5:15am. Kawawa naman ako. Gising na wala pang araw! :(
3. DID U GO SOMEWHERE YESTERDAY?
- Office and Glorietta for lunch
4. WHAT DID U DO THERE?
- Worked, Blogged (hehe) and had lunch
5. HOW OLD ARE U?
- 29 years old
6. ARE U MATURE OR IMMATURE?
- trying to be mature :)
7. WHAT DO U CALL UR MOM & DAD?
- mommy and daddy
8. ARE U AN ONLY CHILD?
- No. Youngest among 5
9. WHERE DO U GO SHOPPING?
- Malls. Shangri-la, Trinoma, Glorietta
10. DO U LIKE SCHOOL?
- Yes especially during HS because of my friends.
11. DO U LIKE BOOKS?
- Not so much
12. DO U WANT TO GET MARRIED?
- I already am
13. WITH WHOM?
- Paolo
14. ARE U SPOILED?
- yes.. but not a brat
15. WHATS THE MOST FLATTERING COMPLIMENT U EVER GOT?
- I'm beautiful. Haha!
16. ONLY GIRL/BOY IN THE FAMILY?
- no. i come from an all girls family. except for my dad ofcourse ;)
17. IF U WERE TO MARRY A CELEBRITY, WHO WOULD IT BE?
- Brad Pitt.
18. WOULD U LIKE TO MEET Josh Hartnett?
- Not interested
19. where do u think ur bestfriend is?
- Somewhere in the continents of Europe. She's working in a luxury cruise ship
20. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME U TALKED TO UR BESTFRIEND?
- last week of June
21. U THINK SHE/HE NEEDS U NOW?
- I don't think so. If she does, she knows I'm a call away
23. WHAT DO U WANT FOR UR BIRTHDAY?
- A baby. more than anything
25. IF U WERE TO BUY A CAR , WHICH CAR WOULD IT BE?
- A hybrid SUV. Mahal na ang gas!
26. A DUET WITH HEART EVANGELISTA?
- No thanks!
27. DO U WEAR MAKE-UP?
- Yes. Just powder, blush and lip balm
28. WHAT LIP BALM DO U USE?
- Burt's Bees Wax
29. WOULD U GET A TATOO?
- No.
30. BELLY PIERCE?
- No.
31. HOW MANY KIDS DO U WANT?
- just 2
32. DO U HAVE ANY HOMEWORK?
- None. I wish I had one so I can keep myself busy
33. ANY SONG THAT YOU’RE LISTENING?
- Currently playing in my iPod: Get into the Groove by Madonna. I love the 80's
34. DO U BELIEVE IN SPELLS?
- Hmmm.. No.
35. WHERE DO U WANT TO GO NOW?
- Home. I wana sleep with this kind of weather

players: Vannie kathycot buhaymisis whenmomspeaks kathycotcooks Tracy your blog here

Tagging Sujee and Bunnie

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Jan's Coffee Break Ver. 1.27

Her question for the week:
What baduy love song do you like listening to?

My answer: Love Moves in Mysterious Ways

Its really not baduy. I think its the most gasgas one. Especially when Nina sang her version of it. I heard our help sing it "Loves mubs, in meestriyus waaays".. with feelings yan ha while she was watching ASAP. It was my favorite since High School.. The original one by Julia Fordham. I really like the lyrics of the song. Kaya lang it has become too mainstream. Naging cheesy na tuloy...

But my real guilty pleasure would be Forevermore by Side A. I remember my high school days when hubby was still courting me. I felt the song was the best description of how we felt for each other.. Naks!!!

How's that for baduy?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Foodie Tag from Kathy

1. Chicken sa McDo, Jollibee, or KFC?
- KFC!
2. Pepsi, Coke, or rootbeer?
- Rootbeer. though I'm not much of a soda drinker
3. Greenwich, Pizza Hut, or Yellow Cab?
- Yello Cab. Love their 4 cheese pizza
4. Adobo, sinigang, or nilaga?
- Sinigang na pork
5. Beef, pork, or chicken?
- chicken
6. Starbucks, Coffee bean and tea leaf, or Gloria Jean's?
- always been a Starbucks baby
7. Cornflakes, Honey Stars, or Milo cereal?
- Cornflakes. I like the frosted ones from Kellog's
8. Goldilocks or Red Ribbon?
- Red Ribbon. But I love the choco rolls and brazo de mercedes of goldilocks
9. Tokyo Tokyo, Teriyaki Boy or Rai Rai Ken?
- Terriyaki Boy. their tofu steak is really mouthwatering
10. Take Out or Dine In?
- Delivery! haha!

tagging Gracie, Pat and Jan

Friday, July 11, 2008

Thursday (Friday) Bug Tag

Thanks Pat for this one..

who played: Daily Stories Me and Mine Random Thoughts A Reality Bite Shopaholic Ties The Knot My Random Thoughts
1. complete this phrase: “if only i could..”
- have the courage to finally undergo Laser Eye Surgery and HSG
2. did you get enough sleep last night?- yes.
3. what were you doing before you slept last night?- watching E! News.. its a daily habit
4. first thing you thought about this morning when you woke up?- TGIF!!
5. do u ever wonder why the sky is blue?- not really..
6. did you ever try to skip meals?- yes. whenever I feel so fat, I skip dinner
7. lights on or off?- off.
8. are you afraid of the dark?- yes, only when I'm not in our bedroom
9. favorite hangout/s?- cozy restaurants, friend's house, our house
10. people you can’t live without?- my family and friends
11. what are your plans for tonight?- have a massage at home then watch dvd
12. favorite song when you’re sleepy?- instrumental jazz music
13. do you love someone, right now?- my hubby
14. are you a giver or a taker?- both but more of a giver
15. if you could choose another name, what would it be?- I'm happy with my name
16. last text message from?- the husband
17. stuck on a desert island & could have only one KIND of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?- pasta.. so I can have a variation of sauces..
18. favorite tv commercial/s?- none
19. if you were dead and your soul was given another chance, what would you do first?- visit all the places I've always wanted to
20. if you could choose your eye color, what color would you like to have?- light light brown.
21. what are the things you always bring?- my bag which contains my wallet, checkbook, mints, brush, tissue, wet tissue, powder, lip gloss and elastics for my hair.

passing this on to Bunnie and Sheryll

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blog Experiment

Just some fun blogging questions from Kathy
Participants: 1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. The Salad Caper 7. All Kinds of Me Stuff 8. Aggie Scraps. 9. Winding Creek Circle 10. Mommy Talks. 11. Fun Fierce Fabulous 12. Me, Myself + 2 13. Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 14. buhaymisis 15. kathycot.com 16. whenmomspeaks 17. My Random Thoughts


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!3. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.


QUESTIONS:
1. I posted this experiment at URL: http://tracyramos.blogspot.com/
2. I posted this on date (day, month, year): Wednesday, July 9
3. I posted this at time (24 hour time): 15:08
4. My posting location is (city, state, country): Makati City, Philippines
5. My blog is hosted by: Blogspot
6. My age is: 29 years old
7. My gender is: Female
8. My occupation is: Sr. Finance Analyst
9. I use the following RSS/Atom reader software: Duh? Whatever is the default of Blogger
10. I use the blog format to post to my blog: Blogger
11. I have been blogging since (day, month, year): February 2008
12. My web browser is: Internet Explorer
13. My operating system is: Windows XP

I wana know the answers of the "veteran" ones and whose sites I admire (and often visit):
Jody, Farah and Kelly

Stuff for our room

I really want to de-clutter our room in the next few weeks. There are so many things that I need to get rid off like old magazines, DVDs, old clothes and shoes and other stuff that we are not really using or have lost interest at. There will be a garage sale to be arranged by the ladies at N@W - perfect opportunity. I really want to join... I just hope that I will find time.

I want to give our room a makeover. I feel a need for a fresh start.. or maybe I'm just bored.
First on my list would be some new linens for our bed. I'm OC when it comes to bed sheets. They should all match. From the comforter to the sheets to the pillow case. All should be matching or at least in the same color family. I saw these sheets at Target.com and I may make pabili these to a cousin who's coming home in September

I doubt however if the polka-dot one will get the approval of the hubby but its really nice don't you think? :)

Then some storage boxes to make space for new stuff..



The last two boxes are for under the bed.. to maximize our space

Lastly, I found the perfect design for my dream closet at Ikea. Really really nice. I can imagine this closet filled with my clothes, shoes and bags.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Tag from Sheryll



Dear God, we pray for the quick recovery of all the sick and the dying especially those suffering from LUPUS and CANCER. And to those 700 plus lives who have lost during the Princess of the Star Voyage tragedy during the typhoon last week. I pray that their bodies will be found and if not they will rest in peace. My heart aches for them... Amen.
To those who will be all you have to do is keep this circulating. Even if it’s to only one person. In memory of anyone you know that has been struck down by a serious illness like Lupus or Cancer or is still living with it. A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another Candle. Blogs who prayed: 1.) Eida’s Closet 2.) My Precious 3.) Just Me.. Eds 4.) Me and Mine 5.) In This Game of Life 6.) Because Life is Fun 7.) Mommy Talks 8.) Anorexic 9.) Me, Myself and I 10.) A Multiple's Choice 11.) Our Family Adventure! 12.) My Random Thoughts
Please Keep This Candle Going!There will be a cure soon. Continue to have hope and continue to pray.
Tagging Gracie, Pat and Mari

Friday, June 27, 2008

Jan's Coffee Break Ver. 1.24

My first time to join Jan's Coffee Break sessions.

How has the internet made wonders to your social life?
  • Friendster - i was able to get in touch with friends from grade school, high school, college, ex-officemates, friends from other schools that I've met before and friends from yahoo groups that I belong to. I can also check who's "stalking" me through the profile views option. Haha!
  • Multiply - Here, I am updated with what's going on with my friends through their picture. This is where I can upload hundreds and hundreds of pictures of parties like birthdays, showers (bridal and baby), weddings, travels, night-outs, etc. And just recently, I found this site to host a number of specialty shops.
  • Yahoo Messenger - i can chat with: friends in San Diego, New York and Canada, cousins in LA and Netherlands, my sister in QC, another friend whose office is just a few buildings away from mine and sometimes my mom when I catch her online which is just once every six months!
  • Google - search for information on anything under the sun. This is especially helpful on our TTC journey
  • Sites of my favorite brands to check their latest wares and make myself drool on them
  • Blogging, Reading other people's blogs

Monday, June 23, 2008

Sad sad news

I got a text message from my friend yesterday that one of our batchmates in highschool passed away last Saturday evening. I was really in shock, confused and wondered why and what happened to her.

To Ansky, I will always remember all your funny antics. You will always be in my prayers..

Monday, June 16, 2008

Moment of Truth

I got a tag from Pat. Thanks!
1. Sojourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for what You Will 4. LAINY'S MUSINGS 5. OUR JOURNEY TO FOREVER6. My Paperless Writings 7. As The World Turns 8. My Daily Discourse 9.From This Side 10. Our Family Adventure! 11. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
12. My Random Thoughts 13.Your Link Here.

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let's try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

RULES: 1. This tag should be pass on to your friends. 2. Visit the blog of the person you've got this tag. 3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag. 4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site. 5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
- In a soiree during 3rd year highschool (Ateneo 3-F and Assumption 3-1 - our sections). His friend (from the other section whom I met first) was the one courting and he told him to make "bantay". He got my number and started calling me up and he learned that I didn't like his friend so he took the opportunity of making ligaw na. Yun, nag away na sila ng friend nya! (Haba ng hair ko noh?! Haha)
2. Where did you go on your first date?
- Robinson's Galleria to watch a movie
3. When was your first intimate kiss?
- I can't really remember but I think it was after 2 weeks of going steady.
4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
- He told me I was the first. But I doubt :)
5. What is his/her ethnicity?
- 100% Pinoy. But he looks Chinese
6. What is his/her favorite food?
- Japanese, Chinese, Italian and lately, Thai
7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
- Like the Hulk! Haha! Seriously, I try to get out of his way when he's mad.
8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he'd/she'd ever done?
- As I said in one of my posts, he's not the romantic type so the little things that I don't expect from him is really romantic for me.
9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
- Hindi nga sya romantic, he just casually told me one night while we were talking on the phone "let's get married na. Book the church and hotel tomorrow". He didn't even ask if I wanted to marry him! Haha! He gave the ring a week after when he picked me up in the office to have dinner while we were cruising along Ayala Ave. I found out from friends that he was searching for a ring for about a month.
10. I'll just copy Pat's question: What are his quirks that you have to put up with?
- He's not so orderly with things, except when it comes to his car. I always have to arrange, fix and pick up clothes that are scattered around the room. The bathroom is a different story! -very typical of a guy..

I'm tagging Bunnie, Nikki and Gracie

Friday, June 6, 2008

its all about you and me tag

RULES:
1. add your blog/s to the list. feel free to add all your other blogs. it’s okay if you only post these questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. get back to ME {refers to YEN} and i’ll add your blogs to the master’s list here! yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. tag as many friends online you know. but you don’t need to be tagged in order to join.

QUESTIONS:
1. when you buy a greeting card, are the words or the picture more important to you?- Both

2. what’s your favorite kind of cake?- Mango Cream Pie by Conti's, Baba Ibazeta's Banana Cream Pie and my cousin's Chocolate Decadent cake

3. do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?- No. but I try to give them something that I know they like and will use

4. what’s your favorite holiday?- Christmas!

5. are you going on holiday this year? if so, where?- Been to a month long trip to US last March. Will go to Singapore this September to watch F1

6. what was the best party you’ve ever been to?- the last I can recall was a friend's birthday party at Cyma Greenbelt. It was a small group and everybody had a blast.

7. if you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?- It was an almost perfect wedding for me. Everybody enjoyed the food, the music, the program and everybody was so happy for us that we are finally settling down after 10 years.


8. what’s the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to you?- since hubby is not the romantic type, wala pa. but everytime we laugh, have a good time and he says i love you is a romantic event for me.

9. what’s your favorite girl’s name?- hmm.. can't think of any

10. what’s your favorite boy’s name?- can't think of any too.. i'll think of one when i'm preggy na

11. which celebrity would you like a dream date with?- Brad Pitt!

12. which female celebrity do you find beautiful?- Leighton Meester and Lucy Torres

13. which male celebrity do you think is attractive?- Michael Buble. I love the way he sings. I find it attractive

14. what is your best character trait?- grace under pressure. Haha!

15. what is your worst habit?- Like Bunnie, I worry too much

I am tagging Kelly and Farah

Te list:
1. Me and Mine
2.Creative In Me
3.Little Peanut
4. Pea in a Pod
5. Sugar Magnolias
6.Me,Myself+2
7.FunFierceFabulous
8. Supermodel Wannabe
9. A Reality Bite
10. My Life Right Before Your Very Eyes
11. My Random Thoughts
12. YOUR BLOG HERE

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Describe Yourself Today

Another tag from Sheryl and Joy

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

This is me today:
1. Looking forward to the long weekend
2. Sleepy. For some reason, I'm always feeling sleepy and tinatamad
3. Feeling hot. The weather is so mainit the past few days that I can sleep without a blanket at night
4. Thinking of what to do for our anniversary on Monday.
5. Hoping that hubby will get me a nice surprise present for our Anniversary. I already gave him mine 2 days ago - a pair of shoes.
6. Looking forward to going home. Isn't it obvious that I'm really tinatamad to work? Haha!

Links:Creative In Me, Little Peanut, Me and Mine, Pea in a Pod, Sugar Magnolias, BLOGGERHAPPY, Berry Scrappy, Changing Lanes, Pit Stop, Kapturd, and so i am, Princess Bela, Our Journey To Life, My Planet Purple, Women xplore, Princess Vien, A Pcketful Of Happiness, As We Face Forever, Our Family Adventure!, My Random Thoughts, My World

I'm tagging Pat, Bunnie and Vina

Monday, June 2, 2008

Sex and the City

It was a movie night gimik with friends last Saturday night to watch SATC at Trinoma. As expected, Paolo wasn't too excited about the movie since this is totally a chick flick. He's not fond of the cast and finds Carrie Bradshaw too maarte and feeling maganda. But since he knows that I'm a fan and have watched and followed the entire series, he gave in. In return, I offered to pay for our tickets (we got the VIP seats with Lazyboy chairs. Syempre dapat super comfy kami! Haha!).



After hearing the anticipated 5PM mass, we headed off to Trinoma. We had an early dinner at Abe, which I really didn't enjoy, had chit chat with friends and went to the movie house to catch the 8PM screening.



Here's a list of what I like most about the movie:

1. The clothes. Who wouldn't love all those couture brands that the cast wore in the movie?
2. The Shoes. All those Manolos and Jimmy Choos will make every girl drool.
3. THE BAGS. LV, Prada, Gucci, Hermes. Need I say more?
4. Carrie's wedding gown by Vivienne Westwood. Its so couture. Very sophisticated.
5. Carrie's closet in their 5th Avenue apartment. I was in awe. Speechless. It was paradise. Paolo told me that he'll build a better one for me when we start building our own house (hopefully) soon.

I was told by friends that I'm gonna cry at least twice. I didn't. It was more of just an "Awww" moment especially on Charlotte's pregnancy (as you all know, we've been trying to get pregnant since our wedding night) I got teary eyed though with Big's email to Carrie: "I know I screwed up but I will love you forever" - really struck me. Those who know my story will understand why. Haha!

Then, we capped off the evening with a snack at Itallianni's to do some more catching up.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

First and Last

Got this tag from Vina

Participants: 1. Me and Mine 2. Creative in Me 3. Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6. Supermodel Wannabe 7. FunFierceFaboulous 8. A Sweet Taste of Life 9. My Simple Joys 10. Life's Simple Pleasures 11. On A Wonderful Day Like Today
12. My Random Thoughts

* First real job: Customer Service Associate aka call center agent
* First screen name: Crazy Gumamela - my older sister was having a hard time pronouncing my name when we were still kids so she made up another name for me.
* First funeral: Lola Ibing (My Dad's mom)
* First pet: Snoopy - Japanese Spitz
* First piercing: ears
* First tattoo: None
* First credit card: AIG from my mom and Citibank on my own
* First kiss: Paolo, ofcourse! nobody else. He was my first and last (no in-between!) boyfriend
* First enemy: the earliest I can recall was a tomboy classmate in grade 3
* Last car ride: this afternoon on my way home
* Last kiss: Paolo

I'm passing this on to Joy, Jane and Sheryll

Friday, May 23, 2008

10 Random Things About Me

Got this tag from Pat

RULES:


1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.

2. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 10 people to get tagged and list their breads.

4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.



Here goes ...

  1. I'm really not good at singing although I can say that I come from a family of singers (my sister is good and my cousin is a really really famous one!) but I'm good at memorizing lyrics.

  2. Took up piano lessons when I was 10. I reached grade 3. Haven't played in a while though.

  3. I'm no make up junkie. I only apply face powder, lip balm and lipstick. I would love to learn professional make up application.

  4. Took up IT in college and never got to practice it. My current job is Finance related.

  5. I have a really bad vision/eyesight. I have pure astigmatism with a grade of 350. Been wearing eyeglasses since I was 7.
  6. They say I have nice hands and feet. Almost kalyo-less. Hehe. Buti na lang coz Paolo is very particular on this.

  7. I'm balbon. Spent a lot on salon waxing before I had IPL hair removal done on my underarm and upper lip. I wish all these body hair (arms and legs) will go away!

  8. I consider myself a "low maintenance" girl. I don't know how to blowdry/iron my hair. Buti na lang I was blessed with naturally straight hair. I have a one-step nightly ritual of just applying astringent to clean my face and only apply moisturizer when my skin is really flaky dry.

  9. Learned how to drive at the age of 19 which I think is pretty late already. Drove a stick shift during my college years.

  10. A Chocolate/Dessert addict. If smokers need their nicotine fix after meals, I also need to have my sweet fix after eating lunch and dinner or else, I'll be in a bad mood. Sweets make me happy
Ok, I'm going to break one rule of this and tag just 5 people.

Tell me more about yourself Jan, Farah, Happy, Sujee and Bunnie
Let me know if you are done so I can know you a little bit more.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Boring Tuesday

As I said in my other post, I have nothing to do here in the office for the rest of the month. I've been browsing thru some websites like Tiffany, Cartier and Bvlgari and let myself drool over their jewelries and watches. I wish I could own one of their fine fine jewelries before I hit 30! (what's with me and the age of 30 anyway? Haha!)

So, how did my weekend go? It was a quiet one I would say. We were planning on a movie date or a very nice dinner date but walang natuloy sa kanila. My in-laws invited us for dinner then we just watched 2 dvd movies at home after. Our movies of choice that night were Enchanted and Alvin and the Chipmunks. I know these movies are so outdated already but those were the only ones that we haven't watched. Naaliw ako on both movies especially kay Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Sunday naman, we just had lunch at CPK Trinoma. I was craving for their Asian Salad (I forgot what's it called now) and their Barbecue Chicken Pizza. Which by the way, I almost finished half of it. Yuck! Takaw!

Gotta get back to my diet!

Sooooo looking forward to the weekend!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

We're on TV!!!

That's right! The show Chill Spot which airs every Sunday on ETC featured Karla Magbanua of Claycakes for their wedding episode. Karla is one of my favorite suppliers and I really super love the cake she designed for us. She actually called me last week (May 2) to ask if it was ok if she will include part of our wedding pictures for the episode. Ofcourse I said yes! I'm so happy that she chose our cake/pictures to be one of her featured designs.

I saw three pictures of our cake


This was the first image


Second picture


And lastly

I was really surprised with the last picture since most of what was featured was only the cake. I think we were the only couple na may picture together with the cake. Nakakatuwa coz I got to see myself on TV! - kahit picture lang! Hahaha!


The show will have a replay today, May 12 at 1pm and 7pm, Tuesday (May 13) at 8am, Thursday (May 15) at 4pm and Saturday (May 17) at 2pm. Hope you can watch it.


Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm one of them

I finally joined the bandwagon of paid blogging. I was inspired by the bloggers who have earned a significant amount of money thru this method.

After weeks of contemplating if I will join or not, I decided to signed up at PayPerPost and grab the chance or opportunity to earn extra money to be able to buy some more of my little luxuries in life. I submitted my blog and it was approved right away! I never thought it would be that fast and easy. From what I have read from other bloggers, PayPerPost has the most and frequent new opportunities for paid blogging. The website is also very simple and easy to understand. I also like the way they inform the bloggers of the events or any updates that are very helpful and relevant to their users.

I hope I can qualify for the open opportunities soon. I'm so excited to write about topics that are interesting and applicable for me. This would also be the perfect chance to share and write about some insights on topics that I somehow forget to talk about. I know that this will also be a learning venue for me as well as for those who regularly read my blog.

payperpost




Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Movie Night on a Monday?!

Yes, it was a movie date with Paolo at Trinoma last night to watch Iron Man. We usually do this on a Friday or Saturday when we don't have plans with my friends but yesterday, I was surprised when he called me up while driving on my way home from the office asking me if I wanted to catch the 7:30 pm screening at Trinoma. Ofcourse I said yes even if my stomach was feeling a little upset. I like it when he's spontaneous so I took advantage of it! Haha!

I just took a quick shower to freshen up then we headed off for Trinoma which is just 5-10mins away from our place. He bought the tickets and I bought food to bring inside the cinema. My choice that night was Taters since I was craving for their white cheddar nacho chips while Paolo had the regular nachos with toppings of beef and cheese.

We finally settled into our assigned seats, watched the trailers of upcoming movies then the movie started na. My gosh, umpisa pa lang ng movie, it was so action-packed na! Ang galing ng effects and the story was kinda realistic since the setting was the war in Afghanistan.

Anyway, they shot some scenes that we got to visit while in the US. One of the scenes that made me so kilig was the one shot at at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. It was the scene where Tony Stark (aka Iron Man) had a charity ball. Wala lang, ang saya lang coz I got to see and be in the places where some scenes were taken.

Picture from a scene in Iron Man. That's Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark) coming down from the car


This is us.. hehe

I highly recommed the film. Ang galing kasi unlike Superman or Spiderman, Iron Man has no special powers or is no super human being. His power was just his sheer ingenuity. Ang galing! If you haven't watched it, better do so..

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm Back!

Well.. was actually here since Monday morning. I was busy fixing stuff that we bought and separating the pasalubongs for family, friends and officemates.

The weather is so HOT!!! not even warm, but hot! I get tired easily. I think I may be out of shape too but I think its more of the hot weather.

Monday afternoon, I called our home-service massage. I felt that I badly needed it. All the walking we did and the 15-hour flight back home was just too much for me. It was one of the best massages I had! I felt so relaxed that I dozed off. Before I knew it, the massage was over and I just heard the masahista leaving our room. Bitin! Haha! I dunno if it was the jetlag or I'm just so tired but I was asleep by 9:30pm. I was badly trying to fight the urge of sleeping in the afternoon coz I really wanted to be adjusted to Manila time immediately.

Tuesday: I was still on leave from work. I promised myself while I was still in the US that as soon as I get home, one of my priorities would be to pamper my hands and feet. Since the weather was cold in the US, my hands got really dry to the point that my knuckles cracked and got wounded. It was really bad. No hand cream or lotion could aid it! My feet on the other hand really needed to have a good scrubbing and polishing. So, Paolo and I headed off to Shangri-la mall. He also needed a haircut. He went to Bruno's and I went to Nail Spa. I got the Hand and Feet Bliss service. It was really divine! My hands and feet are soft and delicate again. I even got a nice manicure and pedicure. I picked a light, almost nude shade.. perfect for summer! Oh, and we also had a sumptous lunch at Mini Shabu-Shabu. I really missed that!

Today, I'm back to work. Back to reality again. I'm still busy catching up with my friends here in the office. Its actually nice to be back. Funny though but I missed them. I missed our lunch dates.. hehe..

I will be posting my "travel tips" on the other blog..

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Two weeks in California

We're now on our second week of our US trip and we have already visited Palm Springs, Universal Studios and ofcourse, the best part of it was the outlet shopping at Desert Hills Premium Outlets at Cabazon. If you look it up here, almost all designer brands can be found that are also in Woodbury in New York. I think the only store missing at Cabazon would be the outlet of Chanel. I think that they don't have those very expensive and luxe Chanel purses (which I hope to buy someday) but from what I've heard, they have shoes, clothes and small leather goods at discounted prices.

I must have gained like a gazillion pounds since we arrived. Paolo's tito is such a great cook and whips out the yummiest steaks, baked salmon and Japanese fried rice. We really don't eat out often since everyday is almost a feast here in their house. I've also tried In and Out burger animal style and its the best! Its really a must try if you're visiting the US..

That's it for now. We're going to Sea World in San Diego tomorrow!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Updates

Its the third day of our trip and I'm soo loving the cold weather here in Lawndale CA. Its really a big break and relief from the sweltering heat in Manila that was experienced last Holy Week. So far, konti pa lang ang shopping ko coz I'm looking forward to going to outlet stores to get some bargain buys. I was finally able to buy a Canon Powershot, undies from Victoria's Secret, some stuff from Nordstrom Rack and TJ Maxx and a VERY NICE BAG! .. secret na lang muna ang brand! hehe

That's it muna for now.. gotta pack out stuff for our weekend at Palm Spring tomorrow.. hope to post some pics!

Monday, March 24, 2008

I feel..

so REFRESHED! after the Holy Week. We just stayed home last Thursday to pack our stuff, visited my parents on Friday then went to Shangri-la mall on Saturday to have lunch. We were supposed to eat at Steak Town but it was closed so we tried Sumosam for a change. The food was so-so and the price was unreasonable. We just had California Maki, Tempura, Beef Tepanyaki and we shared a cup of Japanese fried Rice and we paid P1,200.. we felt it was too overpriced!

We're all set for our 10pm flight tomorrow to Los Angeles. I'm so excited! Haha! I was still planning to go to work tomorrow since I can leave the office by 4pm but Paolo told me not to go to the office anymore coz I might leave some important stuff and it will be hard to go back home. As I said in my other post, I was the one who did the packing so I know where everything is.

Anyway, it will be a busy day for me today since I will be turning over some work and need to schedule payments on my cards and utilities. Thank God for online banking!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another Award

Got my second award from Vina! :)







And now, I'm passing this on to Happy, Sujee and Pat





One Month Old

My blog is now officially one month old!! Wow, ang bilis.. I never thought I could post this much within a months time..

So, how am I after a month? Hmm.. nothing changed that much. We're still TTC after my 2nd round of Clomid.. I'm still not losing hope..

Anyway, how was my weekend? We spent Saturday night at Spiral for a "send-off" dinner kasi some of us are going abroad for vacation of some sort. Kami ni Paolo sa US, Monette and Pat will be going to Europe for their honeymoon and Katz will be in Boston for an immersion or something. We'll see each other again after April 20 na. It was also Benjo's birthday and he brought along his new toy.. a brand new Canon DSLR with the lens care of his Kuya Lem (Karl of Fotogra Weddings). Here are some pics from our dinner:




Obviously enjoying our food..


Paolo loves this shot.. Pang ad daw! Haha!



A "surprise kiss" shot.. Seriously, nobody thought I'd do this kasi I was just passing by on my way to the washroom


My Hand.. paying for the overly-priced drink!




Lastly, my solo shot.. Semi-candid yan! Hahaha!!
The food was great especially the desserts. Nothing new though. I wish they have tepanyaki ice cream like the ones at Heat and Seven Corners. Lugi na ko sa buffet coz I have a small appetite na. We also noticed that their prices increased na. Before we would only pay around P1,800 for 2 (we have discount/membership card) pero now, its almost P2,200 plus drinks. Pero sulit pa din kasi masaya naman si hubby.. hehe..

Monday, March 17, 2008

Linky Love

Got tagged by Pat!

Cut and paste the following starting here.I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!)It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially!The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

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