Here's everyone else trying to measure their waist and adding a few inches there. Mands won the game by the way.
And then for the next game, they were divided into two groups where they chose their "baby" and had to dress him/her in diapers using toilet paper. My husband was the baby boy ahahaha! But the girls won this.
We also had a game for the boys only with the soon-to-be-dad Al of course. They had to finish up a bottle of beer but the beer inside a feeding bottle. Mands won this game again! He was racking in the prizes!
For the ladies game, they had to taste baby food and then guess the right flavor. Weng won this game. She guessed every single flavor. She and Mands were on fire that night. It's like they are the only two people who won!
Of course, what's a baby shower without the gift giving. Joema and I gave the baby some onesies and these cute shoe-socks from Funky Feet. Got a lot of gift ideas for babies from Laz's blog, Anna's cutie son, by the way.
The night wouldn't be complete without the food and more fun - Rock Band and Taboo!
The next day before we left, we had our photos taken with the Cory Aquino painting hanging in one of the rooms hehehe
Monday, August 31, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
It's called Terrarium. I know, I know it's not even in the list I was considering to buy. Call me chicken but I'm a bit wary shelling out money in things I haven't tried before. So I went into the Sale items of The Black Apple and saw that print. And I was torn between this and the other prints that I posted before. So I made the husband decide - without telling him about the prices of course. And he chose this one! And I'm so happy with it! The print finally came yesterday. It was packed in this very cute envelope.
With this...aaawww isn't that cute!
Here's a photo of the print still in plastic. I don't want to take it out of the cover coz I still don't have a frame for it. I know that the site has the measurement of the print on it but I was still a bit surprised that it was bigger than what I imagined it to be.
Then these came with the package. The one on the top is I think a bookmark, and then the other two shows the contact details of the seller at the back.
Now I can't wait to buy that Branch Bed print! Oh I wish it will be included in the Sale bin hehe.
First photo from The Black Apple. Blurry photos courtesy of my phone cam.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Someone hid his plastic cup in the canned goods section! That is so gross! He or she could have just waited and threw it in a trash bin outside the store. I can't believe someone would do that.
So anyways, that's one of our dates. Not your usual movie dates but still a "date" nonetheless. I wish hubby will surprise me with a gift on our date. Hubby, you can buy me a Rolex or something. Get it at http://www.bestoftime.com/. I'm not picky ahahaha! How about you, what do you do on your dates?
Monday, August 24, 2009
I eventually stopped worrying when he was shown smiling from the garage like he can't care much because it wasn't really his fault he had to retire from the race. So from then on I was just waiting who will finish first and get those championship points. Both Vettel and Webber who finished 9th didn't get any. Button got two points and Barrichello finished first and got himself 10 points. So after the Valencia race, Vettel is down to 4th place for the driver's championship with Button, Barrichello and Webber ahead of him. I'm just glad Webber didn't get any points ahahahaha! I don't want Red Bull favoring Webber ahead of Vettel hehehehe Affected much! Like him, I'm still hoping he gets to win the championship.
Photo from here.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Like Ukay Manila, they sell ukay-ukay items. They upload weekly new items and then you have to bid for whatever items you want. Bidding starts at 9pm every Monday. But since I still don't have internet access at home, I haven't participated in the bidding once the new items are uploaded. I made a bid on this dress a few days after it was uploaded. And yey no one else made a bid so I got it for the starting bid price!
For now, I am done buying online because my Paypal account is down to its few dollars. Let me save some more before I purchase online again.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
I feel like I haven't had time to be sad about the transfer. I mean it's only now that I'm typing this down that I realize how much I'll be missing all my friends from my previous department although of course we're only a few floors away from each other. And for the past few days I've still been seeing them everyday. They've all been very good to me. And I'm really going to miss them.
I wasn't even able to join Riz's contest on posting what's on your desk because when I read her blog at the time I was packing my things in boxes to be transferred to my new work area. And now that I'm here, my things aren't. phooey! Some kind of miscommunication with the people involved with the moving of my things. Haaay!
So that's about it. I'm still here. I hope to blog more about myself in the next few days heehee. I'm excited about this weekend because we're seeing some friends we haven't been with for a few months now. See you when I see you! Or should that be "read me when you read me"? :)
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The husband is now wearing eyeglasses too. He's survived the past few months wearing contact lenses. But when he's at home and a bit lazy to wear them, he ends up with a headache because he's straining his eyes. So I persuaded him to buy eyeglasses even if just to wear them at home. And we eventually bought one. I told him he's lucky because he started wearing glasses only when he hit 30. I started wearing eyeglasses as a kid. I've had poor eye sight since high school. If only there were a lot of styles to choose from back then. I think I had glasses just like Harry Potter's hahaha those black round ones. Back then you have to go to those optical shops were most styles are for adults. Not unlike the young generation (or even us adults) now when you can shop online and get affordable fashionable $ 8 Rx eyeglassses with just a click of the mouse. High Five to Zenni Optical for offering very affordable eyeglasses online. I would have bought something like this when I was a kid.
Isn't it cute! Purple frames! I could pull off that style even until now, right? :-)
Before buying the husband's glasses, I wish we've watched Zenni Optical on TV!!! and known about them. But I don't think they have advertisements on local TV. I wonder if there are local optical shops who sell online?
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Let me share with you some of the things that I am really considering buying.
From The Black Apple - I actually first chanced upon the owner's personal blog (which is up on my blogroll) when I was bloghopping before I went to her Etsy shop. I love love love love her prints.
Fronds and Flora Print set
Rock and Roll Print set
Branch Bed Print
From Mia Beads - for the longest time I wanted to buy a locket for myself so I started searching for lockets on Etsy. And lockets from this shop are just so adorabe, looks so antique as if it's been passed on for several generations in the family hehe.
Tea Rose locket necklace
Which do you think should be my first Etsy purchase?
*All photos from the shops in Etsy. Please click on the links to get the full description of each item.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Remember my post about going back to the gym, well I did started boxing again for twice a week but after less than a month I'm lazy to go back again. Huhu! I need to find the motivation to exercise! And you would think that pregnant comment is enough motivation. We'll see...
Got this good deal from Ms. Daphne Osena's livejournal account.
If you book a wedding reception at Mandarin Oriental Manila, you get a FREE HONEYMOON TRIP to Hong Kong with a 3-day 2-night stay at The Excelsior, Hong Kong
A three-day, two-night honeymoon holiday in Hong Kong is the package’s piece de resistance, consisting of roundtrip tickets for two persons, and a 3-day, 2-night stay with breakfast at The Excelsior, Hong Kong – which comes free with receptions that are booked for the Wedding Platinum packages, for a minimum of 150 persons.
The Platinum packages are offered for Western and Chinese weddings, and include: bridal car; a string quartet; a grand ice carving; lovely floral arrangements; a complimentary bottle of Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial for the couple’s toast; a two-hour photo booth moments by Baicapture; and delightful three-layer fondant cakes by Dexter’s Bakeshop or Penk Ching of Pastry Bin, and a round of soft drinks or iced tea.
The celebration doesn’t end there. The couple can look forward to celebrating their first year anniversary at Mandarin Oriental, Manila, using a voucher for a set dinner at The Tivoli for two persons.
The Platinum Western Wedding Package ranges from PHP320,888+++ to PHP450,888+++ for sit-down menus and PHP339,888+++ to 426,888+++ for buffet dinners. The Platinum Chinese Wedding Package ranges from PHP317,888+++ to PHP560,888+++. The prices are for 150 persons.
For more information, one can contact the Banquet Sales team at Mandarin Oriental, Manila at +63 (2) 750 8888 or via email at email@example.com
So if you're planning a wedding better contact Mandarin Oriental immediately. :)
Monday, August 10, 2009
The photo was taken from my mom's camera phone. Uy, look what that man (I'm assuming he's a HE) has on his wrist. A closer look shall we?
If you haven't heard, Jamby Madrigal gave out yellow bracelets with her face on it. Although that bracelet on the man doesn't have Jamby's face tied on it, maybe he yanked it out haha.
Kapal ng face! Galangin mo naman yung patay!
Source of Jamby's bracelet here.
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I remember I was 6 years old when the People Power Revolution happened. Our family went there too. Though I don't remember much about what really happened and why it's all been happening but I remember all the people in the streets. I remember while walking along EDSA after the rally, there were a lot of broken shoes, sandals along the road. That was the most vivid memory I had of EDSA hahaha.
What about you? Where were you then and where are you now?
*You may click the link if it takes too long to load from this page.
*Did you know how the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" was associated to the Aquino's? The song is about a prisoner who is about to come home. And he asked his lover to tie a yellow ribbon in the old oak tree if she still accepts and loves him. When Ninoy Aquino gave his intention to go back to the Philippines in 1983, the Filipino people tied yellow ribbons around the street lamps and streets along the road he would pass to let him know he is welcome to go back.
Photo from here.