Tuesday, January 26, 2010


We had candlelit dinner last night...

No that's not a bottle of wine but a bottle of patis hahahaha! And look at my husband wearing his sando hahaha! I went home to dark streets last night. Our street and two streets down from us experienced blackout. Maybe a fuse exploded or something because the other street from us has lights. Anyways, we're still good coz after a few minutes our electricity's back! :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Honeymoon Destinations

I've been helping some friends look for their honeymoon destination. One of them preferred staying within the country while the other preferred a cruise or something outside the country. I finished looking for resorts within the country before I finished the one with the cruise (Sorry Char!), so let me share with you some resorts in the Philippines that would be great for honeymooners. My friend wanted to stay in a beach resort nice enough to just spend time inside their rooms. Since I haven't been to these resorts (except Pearl Farm, but we didn't stay overnight there), my recommendations are only based on the photos in their websites hehehe.

1. Pearl Farm Resort in Davao

As I've said, we've been here for a day tour and we really enjoyed the food and the beach. They have a honeymoon package worth P24,000 per couple which includes: 3 days/ 2 nights in Samal House, welcome drinks, fruit basket, 2 days breakfast, 2 days lunch, 1 day regular dinner, 1 day special romantic dinner, body massage for two and roundtrip boat transfers.

2. Bella Rocca Resort in Marinduque

This resort, I first heard from a friend and then Anna blogged about this, too. It's like Santorini in the Philippines and you know I love Santorini. Their Mi Amore package includes 3 days/ 2 nights accomodation, roundtrip land+sea transfers, welcome drinks, 2 set breakfast, two private evening cocktails, two 3-course set dinners, one bottle of wine, one hour full body massage. Rates start at P19,300 per person.

3. Misibis Bay in Legaspi

I first read about Misibis Bay in Rajo Laurel's blog. And then my cousin went here, as a member of MPO and played for a wedding, he said the place was really beautiful (which reminds me, I should blog about his gig in Amanpulo - super lucky!). Misibis Bay offers a honeymoon package at P18,888 per person which includes: 3 days/ 2 nights stay in a junior suite deluxe, full board meals, scuba diving trial, roundtrip transfers plus 30 activities to choose from.

4. Club Paradise in Palawan

My friend really wanted to go to El Nido for their wedding but they wanted to have other choices so I surfed for other nice beach resorts in Palawan and came up with this. Club Paradise doesn't offer honeymoon packages but the room rates already include full board meals, welcome drinks and roundtrip Palawan transfer. Rates start at USD190 per person per night.

5. Antulang Beach Resort in Dumaguete

I included this in my list because this is where Ryan proposed to Juday hahaha. Antulang's honeymoon package starts at USD800 per couple which includes 3 days / 2 nights accommodation, roundtrip land transfer, welcome drinks, fruit basket, full board meals, sunset cruise, intro to diving, horseback riding, unlimited snorkeling and kayaking, his and hers massage, bottle of wine, souvenir shirts and a personal butler.

Photos are from the websites.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I want to make a new post here in my blog. But please beware that this might end with nothing really important to say to you. Every time I log in I keep seeing the last post's date and keep counting on how many days have passed. But every day of the work week, I have no interesting thing to talk about. Although, something has happened during the weekend I can't still blog about it because I don't have the photos to go along with the post hehehe. It was nice just to spend some time with my husband and some friends over the weekend. How I wish every weekend will be like that, just enough time to spend with other people and then some more time to spend with my husband. Tomorrow will be another day to spend at work...hay. And then I'm turning 30 in a few days. I don't really know if I want to celebrate it or just let is pass like an ordinary day. What did you do when you turned 30 or what do you want to do when you turn 30?

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Last Saturday was the baptism of my godchild Stefan Franco. The ceremony was at UP chapel. Joema and I on time. Although I was pretty nervous because Janice said we should arrive before 10am. Okay, I didn't know that on Saturday mornings only one gate of the chapel is open. We asked the taxi driver to drop us off on the side across the swimming pool but the gate opened that day was on the other street so we had to go around the chapel haha. I thought to myself, what if we were late just because we were walking around the chapel. Anyhoo, everything's fine because we arrived earlier than the baby and his parents.

Sefan has 8 pairs of godparents. Here he is with his ninangs.

After the ceremony, we were treated to lunch at San Jacinto Panciteria. Here I am with my inaanak.

Hehe naasar na!

And then there were the photobooth pics!

The following day, Sunday, was very apt for the just ended celebration - it was the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. I wish I had written this post right after the mass so I could write here what the priest said in his homily. But the thing I remember is that after Baptism it is the parents and the godparents who should teach the child about the Lord. They are his first teachers on religion. So yes, I want to take this being a godparent seriously, not just with giving gifts to the child but taking care of his spirituality as well.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

2010 Planner

I don't really buy planners. I'm happy with the annual planner the bank provides for all the staff. I use it for work and also for some personal stuff. What I keep in my bag is the smaller diary that they give. They give us 4 calendars each year - a planner refill, which is as big as a notebook but thicker, which we use with the hard cover with our names on it (yes, personalized), a smaller planner which can fit into our bags, a desk calendar and then another calendar (hehe I don't really know if I was able to explain that clearly). Anyway, so that's why I don't really spend on planners. But last Christmas a friend gifted me with the cutest planner. It was a set actually - Lucky Purse Diary - it says on the box.

This is the planner.

When you open it, there are pages like these before the monthly and weekly planners. Sort of like ushering you to the next month. :)

Then the monthly planner.

Which then leads you to the weekly planner.

I know the pages are just so cute to write on but I am writing on every page of the planner (well, the little scribbles I have there are only until today hehe) and I plan on doing it until the end of the year. I figured, an awesome planner = an awesome year hehe! If this comes true, then I might have to buy really great planners every year from then on. :)

By the way, the set also comes with a photo album (the green one), stickers with the months written on it and a box of blank stickers.

I checked the back of the box the set came with, there's a website for it. It's www.photongift.com. But it's in Korean so you might have a little difficulty browsing through it.

Blog Friendships

My blog buddy Anna sent me a Christmas gift and I got it today! I actually received an email from Anna last December asking me for my address because she's sending me a little something. She's so sweet! This afternoon, the husband texted and told me "May package ka..galing kay Atty. Anna Patajo" heehee!

The package!!!

Maligayang Pasko card that came with her gift. Anna wrote "Here's to blog friendships! Merry Christmas!"

I knew it was a necklace even before I opened it because she blogged about it and also left me a message.

Isn't that a cutie? Can't wait to wear it this Friday! Thanks a bunch, Anna!

Update: The necklace is from Earthly Delights. Go check out the site if you also want your very own hand-painted necklace!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Win a Free Boracay Vacation Package by WOW Philippines Travel Agency

WOW Philippines Travel Agency, Inc. is celebrating it's 5th year in business during July of 2010, and we would like you to have a chance to celebrate with us, so we have decided to give-away a FREE Boracay Package complete with 5 Star accommodations at the luxurious Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel on Boracay Island. The lucky winner will win the following Boracay vacation package.
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- 5 Days / 4 Nights Luxury 5 Star Accommodations at the Le Soleil de Boracay Hotel

- Flights to Boracay from Manila to Caticlan Airport on Philippine Airlines

- Island Transfers - Door-to-Door from Manila to the resort and back to Manila Domestic Airport

- Three (3) Meals each day, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

- Boracay Activities - Horseback Riding, Island Hopping, Glass Bottom Boat

- PLUS - 5,000 peso Spending Cash

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Monday, January 04, 2010


One of the nice things about the year ending, aside from the usual year-ender specials, are the marathons shown on television. I was able to catch Lipstick Jungle marathon on the Hallmark channel and Glee marathon on Jack TV. Then we also bought Seasons 1 and 2 of the Big Bang Theory because I had nothing left to do before New Year's day.

Lipstick Jungle

I love the wardrobe of the ladies on Lipstick Jungle. Unlike in Sex andThe City, when the clothes are sometimes too over-the-top for my taste, the clothes in this series are attainable. They are polished, sophisticated and sometimes they are really some basic pieces with a few accessories to liven up the whole wardrobe. This is where realization kicks in, I don’t really have to buy new clothes for work, I just need to buy some new accessories, a whole lot of neck pieces, some bracelets, some earrings and I am done. I also love the fact that they are all working women and that the show can appeal to almost every women of different statuses because Victory is single, Nico is married, while Wendy is married with children.


I know a lot of people are going gaga over Glee. Sure it’s a different TV show because it’s a musical. I do love the scenes where they sing and how they do their own versions of the songs, what I can’t really care much about it is the drama between the different characters. This is one of the reasons why I don’t wait for it week after week to be shown on TV. So while watching the marathon, I was doing other things and just kept it on the background. But I do know the storyline and I’m happy with the season finale when Finn found out that he wasn’t the father of Quinn's baby. Best scene for me is the whole football team singing Single Ladies.

Big Bang Theory

I know I’ve mentioned here before that I love the Big Bang Theory. We really wait for it to be shown every week. But the thing is sometimes our TV automatically locks out the channel on the day and time this series is shown, as in if we switch our TV to Jack TV on Tuesday 9pm, it’s locked out and we have to enter a password. And we don’t know the password. We still don’t know if the problem is our TV or our cable provider. Anyway, that’s why we bought the series on DVD. I would venture to say that it’s next to Friends on my list of favourite TV shows, sometimes I think it’s even funnier. Friends’ pilot episode wasn’t that funny, it took them a few episodes to get their right timing and right lines to make it hilariously funny. But with Big Bang, it was funny right off the first episode. One of my favourite episodes is the one when Sheldon “helped” Leonard lie to Penny by telling her that he has a drug addict cousin whom they (Leonard and Sheldon) are going to for intervention and hopefully convince to go into drug rehab and undergo Addiction Treatment. It was an unravenable lie as Sheldon puts it. He even hired a scientist/actor to pose as his cousin because they were unable to convince him to go into Drug Treatment.

Super Blessed 2010

I declare I’ll have a super-blessed year in 2010! I claim a year of amazing abundance for my life. This year, I shall receive more love and give more love. I shall experience more joy, greater generosity, dreams fulfilled, financial increase, open doors, new opportunities, divine connections, supernatural appointments, great miracles, answered prayers, and exponential growth—Amen!

My mantra for the year! Thanks, Bro Bo!


I originally wanted to make my first post for 2010, a recap of the year that was and hope that this year will be, well, better. But as they say, positive thoughts invite positive things so I decided to make this short and super freaking positive. I am so ready for the blessed year ahead of us!

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