Friday, November 12, 2010

thoughts on trimming down

I have been having thoughts of trimming down lately. I think I now belong to the obese category if I'm going to calculate my body mass index. I know that I should loose weight because it is not healthy anymore but I just couldn't resist eating! I know that I should loose weight if I want to get pregnant but I just can't stop munching every sweet desserts that caught my eyes. I'm trying the no carbo after 6pm. Hope I make this one work!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


We attended HIV seminar today. It was a very informative seminar since HIV and AIDS are very relevant today. Statistics shown that there's an increasing number of infected people and Davao got the second slot next to metro manila. This is not a joke and everybody must take this seriously. To break the seriousness and to kill the time, the speaker gave us some personality quiz. We had so much fun and we discovered something that we never thought of about ourselves.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Back to work today, woke up early but end up late. I was 7 minutes late! my first late for november. Was kind of bad tripped but had to let it pass. It was partly my fault. Anyways, I went to PICU where I was scheduled to report as reliever. We only had 2 patients and thank God they have stable vital signs even though their are both intubated. I was with one picu staff and one trainee. At around 8 am i received a phone call from the senior nurse of one of wards where I was working, she told me to attend the policy making session since our senior was on leave. I left PICU and went to the library where the session is. Head nurses of all the department of Mindanao Heart Center were there plus our supervisor. The session was kind of heavy and very tiring. Policy making is indeed not an easy thing to do for a junior staff like me. But on the other hand, I enjoyed the day, I learned a lot from the experience, plus we were treated for lunch by our supervisor. The session was fruitful in a way, another session will be considered since most of the units were just halfway through.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Monday night was the best! Had dinner with popsie at wings and dip. It was a dream come true because I have been craving for pasta since morning. Wings and Dips is situated at Mabini St., here in Davao City. It's a small place but cozy and conducive for eating. Their main specialty is Buffalo Wings! yum! yum!yum! They offer combo meals that are of reasonable prices. I ordered the meal with Buffalo wings with garlic flavor plus blue cheese dip with hungarian pasta and a side dish of mashed potato, Pops got honey barbeque flavored wings with mustard dip, bolognese pasta and a side dish of corn and carrots. We were contented with what we ate that we left the place super full.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


While we were on our way to church we saw this rainbow. What a delightful site to see, so refreshing in the eyes. Its quite short, may just 1/4 of the arc, but hey! doesn't matter, its not everyday that we see rainbows right? here's a shot of it....

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Ronald and I went to attend the civil rights of the union of my high school friend chin and his partner ae. It was indeed a very memorable event. All the people who went there were wearing a smile of affirmation that indeed love rules in the heart of the couple. The place was elegantly decorated with pink and red flowers and was serenaded with a band with an exemplary voice. For me it was a one classy evening, not exaggerated, just perfect….. While waiting for our food to be served, I grabbed the chance to take some pictures of the flowers at our centerpiece…. I got an interesting shot that reflected Ronald’s face in the mirror. As a promise, I’ll exclusively use my cell phone’s camera…. So here it is…

My thoughts!

I'm going to start a series of posts..... hopefully I can do this everyday...... where in I'm going to post things that would interest me in my day to day journey. I'll try to make it visual as possible, so I'm going to take pictures of those things strictly using my cellphone cam.... Challenge huh? Well, i need to.... i have to start disciplining my self and make my plans come into reality. Stay tuned!

Congratulation and Best Wishes!

Today marks the day when my friend, chin, will finally the knot and say "i do" to his prince charming. Wishing them a lifetime full of love and happiness. It's just so amazing how to people met and eventually fell in love. The love story of this friend of mine is one unique love story and it just proves that if things are meant to be it will eventually happen no matter how long the wait is! Well, the long wait is finally over! Congratulation and Best Wishes Chin and AE!

Friday, November 5, 2010


Hi there! It’s Duty mode for me now. Sigh! This is the time when everybody else is asleep and we, nurses, have to stay up to watch over and care for our patients. Fortunately our other patient was transferred to another unit yesterday afternoon; we are now caring for one CABG patient. Still at critical state as he has just entered on his first 24-hour immediate post-op. Though his vital signs are fair and stable but we don’t want to be complacent about it because anytime our patient could go on arrhythmia. As much as we would want to doze off, sad to say we can’t. Maybe I’ll just have to wait a few more hours before hitting the sack. That’s it for now. Ciao!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Love Scrubs!

I'm a nurse and is currently working as a cardio-vascular recovery room nurse. I have this thing for fashionable, comfortable scrub suits. I believe i can function better if I'm wearing scrubs that is comfy and light. There have been scrubs in the market that are very expensive and yet not of good quality. I'm lucky enough to have encountered as i have been surfing the net, a quality nursing scrubs on sale. There, i was able to check into different designs of scrubs and designer caps.

Oops, this store doesn't only limit their scrubs to nurses but doctors can also avail of it as well. They had wide arrays of doctor scrubs readily available for purchase and they are equally comfy and fashionable too. In addition, for those who are planning to buy bulk orders they are all the more ready for it! They are offering wholesale scrub purchasing. In that way, you're clinic or unit would never go wrong when it comes to scrubs! Check the site now!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ECG for Generalists

I was one of the fortunate ones who was able to attend this prestigious seminar. The Seminar was conducted by the Philippine Heart Association. The lecturers were the best cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons of Davao City. We were taught the basics of ECG interpretation and other factors that could cause alterations on the ECG tracings of patients with cardiac problems. I might say it was one hell of an experience, I'm not confident enough to read tracing but I can say that I'm gradually loving ECG!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Purple Perfect

I have been helping out my friend in preparing for her wedding. One of her biggest worries is to find a perfect wedding invitation for her big day. We keep on looking over the internet for some designs and some nice wordings for the invites. My friend wanted to keep it simple with compromising the elegant elements. We were indeed feeling lucky that time that we came across this nice site that caters all wedding needs that every couple dream of.
My wanted her motif to be somewhere in between pink and violet, as these are her favorite colors. I suggested to her the purple wedding invitation we saw at the website, it exudes class and elegance, perfectly fit for the occasion. She instantaneously agreed with me and personally handpicked the purple riches design for her. Good thing we have wedding sites nowadays that could assist us in our wedding preparations. To all who are planning for their big day, you may want to start working in the convenient of your own home.


I've been experimenting on some new recipes and guess what? I'm quite contented with the taste! chocolately and moist! hmmmm..... just perfect! Hope I could do it all over again! hahaha!

Friday, October 15, 2010


Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency is a hereditary disorder that may cause hemolytic anemia to the person expose to fava. Two of my co-nurses' babies were diagnosed to have g6pd and its becoming more popular nowadays. This disorder is detected during newborn screening, so it is rightfully to subject every newborn to this test in order to prevent exacerbation of the disorder by having necessary precautions on the food intake of the newborns.
I have looked into some of the symptoms of this disorder from WIKIPEDIA

Hope this could help all expectant mothers out there.

Monday, October 4, 2010


that's all i can say!!!!! my friends and I were supposed to leave for manila for a 3-day vacay but unfortunately we need to report to duty because we had 2 OR cases. We can't do anything about it but to cancel our trip and go on duty. What made it worst was that after we were able to discharge our patient from the unit, we were advised to report to other ward for no reason at all. So ruthless!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Pocket Invitation for Modern Weddings

My friend grace is planning to tie the knot soon! We get all very excited about it. She asked me I could help her with the details. We looked specifically on preferred dates, preferred reception venue, the church and who will be included in their entourage. It was not easy planning on this stuffs with out any guide. Still, we tried to take things one at a time. We came up with a motif and theme. From that, we were able to look into as to what they wanted their over all wedding to look like. After having finalized on the date and the reception venue and contacted the church where they wanted to be married, we then started compiling everything for the wedding invitation.

As to how the invitation would look like, I suggested to her that nowadays couples opt to have a pocket wedding invitations, aside from the elegance it exudes, you can incorporate almost all the ideas that you have in mind in one invitations at a cheaper price. I suggested to her to look into the different pocket fold design at the website I encountered that caters all the wedding needs. She asked me why i suggested pockets for her wedding invitation and all I said was it was the PERFECT style for a PERFECT WEDDING.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Welcome Mamang

It will my first time to actually live with my mother-in-law for a long period of time. I really don't know what to do! Oh I'm just so intimidated! I'm scared of not knowing how to start a conversation with her, I'm scared that might noticed things that she don't like in me! arrgggghhhh!!!! I'm so anxious! wish me luck! Got to go! will be picking them up at airport in an while!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!

September 2, 2002 was very memorable for me and noy. It was the start of our journey together. Like any young couples out there, we also had our share of ups and downs. We argue on things, we disagree over each other's point of view, we appreciate each others achievements and support each others decision. It never a seamless relationship but an imperfectly perfect one. This indifferences and understandings lasted us until we finally tied the knot last December of 2008, Now, 8 years later, here we are, still journeying together, trying to get the hang of each others imperfections and I'm proud to say that with the help of God, we were strong as ever!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Im sick

I went to my night shift duty last night feeling well and hyped. I received the endorsement together with PICU charge nurse, Henry. At around 9pm my tummy began to complain.. I'm hungry, I didn't not had my dinner yet. So I asked my friend chin and jr to buy us a dinner. They bought corned beef and egg. Henry, as the host of PICU, offered to cook the food. Because I'm dead hungry, I suggested to him not to overdo the eggs since the corned beef is hot, it will be cook eventually. We ate till there almost nothing left on the plate. We were satisfied. Comes 11 o'clock in the evening, I suddenly felt difficulty in breathing and was having dry cough. I right there and then concluded that i was having an allergic reaction because I have already experienced the symptoms in the past. I asked our resident physician to check on me, she said, I just need to rest and let my body recover. So I did. Henry let me sleep for a fews hours but when I woke up, the symptoms didn't subside and this time I was feeling cold and feverish. Chin brought me to the er, had my laboratories and was advised to rest for 5 days. When I reached home, I took my prescribed meds and slept the whole day. Was feeling feeling alot better the day after but i thought I could use the 5 day rest given to me, so I took a leave of absent from work.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Today marks the day when my friend Orville and Darryl unite their hearts as one in the altar of the Lord. I don't mind coming from a night duty and going straight to hotel where we are going to be made up for the wedding. I was extremely excited for this day. I get to see old friends and bond with them like the way we used to. I'm so excited to see Orville walking down the aisle and him singing while waiting for his bride... Oh sooooo romantic! Well I guess, I just have to end this one and get ready! ciao!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


I have never been this excited for quite sometime! I heard a good news!!!! A friend told me that we are going to dance and have some sort of a reunion of the old tambourine dancers. My oh my!!!1 I haven't dance for years!!!! I can feel my blood rush through my veins! Oh I can't wait for our first practice! This is going t0 be soooooo much fun!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My Bad!

This morning I went out to buy gift for my friend's baby shower and deposit some cash. My friend Chin and I bought a mini bath tub for the baby. Then next stop was to supposedly deposit the money around 9k to the bank. as i was preparing the envelop for deposit, unknowingly my wallet got picked-pocket! I didn't know what to do! I was in shocked, couldn't decide! Chin, initiated to talk to the security but they can't do anything as of the moment! We to the nearest police station to report what had happened and all they said was to let us know if they were able to get hold of my stuffs. I was so dismayed with system that we headed home with out a word. Inside my wallet was my driver's license, my prc license, credit cards, atm cards, cedula, parking ticket, and many more!!!! aarggghhhh!!!!! Will follow up everything next week! im keeping my fingers crossed.... hoping that there are still some good-hearted people who will return my stuff. pray for me!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


My first encounter with jellyfish was when we were in Ocean Park, Hongkong. I was amazed the different species there are. During my trip in Zamboanga, in one of the beaches there, I get to see a giant jellyfish in close proximity, the natives of the place were used to seeing this one the shore especially if it is a "big waves" day. and my oh my, they victimized one the children swimming, I presumed it was very painful as the tentacles leaves marks all over the child's body. It was also at that time that i learned that jellyfish are edible. The natives use this as their
"pulutan" during their drinking sessions. Below is the actual picture of the jellyfish.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Can't Wait!

Tomorrow ronald and I will finally leave for zamboanga! Yipeey!!! a much awaited time with him, the two of us on a trip! aww..... I miss times like these.... maybe because we both are consumed with work responsibilities. Finally, its our time to relax and enjoy each other's company.... Ohhhh Im soooooo excited!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Zamboanga Here I Come!!!!

It was a long planned vacation.... 5 days off from work???? I super like!!!! Ronald and I will be going home to his parent's place, Ipil, Zamboanga. It will be a long trip, an airplane ride for 1 hour and 15 minutes then a bus ride for 3 hours before finally reaching his home. So excited to see her niece and nephews and may be hit the beach before we go back here in Davao. Can't wait for this trip!!!! June, come...please be quick!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Well today is my 31st birthday! Oh my! I can't believe it!!!! Im indeed ageing.... but mind you, ageing gracefully..... Will be spending my birthday at the land transportation office to renewing my driver's license. Then I'm planning to treat my family to a buffet dinner afterwards. Simple celebration but from the Heart! Thank God for this day!!! Thanks to my dear and loving parents simblings and hubby! Love you all!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Super Excited!

Finally, we can push through with our get-together/bonding/outing!!!!! Mindanao Heart Center Recovery Room and Surgical ICU will have their much awaited break from duty! Its going to be at Forest Hill Resort!!!! Pool Party it is!!!! Tomorrow is a date!!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I want to....

there's a lot of things going through my mind right now..... let me share them to you.....
... I want to study culinary and learn how to cook and bake so that someday ican put up my own business
... I want to take a break from work, just relax and try to get pregnant!!! By the way, I have a polycystic ovary that's why i have a difficult time conceiving
... I want to go to somewhere else, reflect and recollect...
... I want to travel with my family and my hubby to singapore...its been a while since our last trip together
... I want to earn money even if I'm at home..... work on my blogs and start making reviews....but i don't k now how!!!! will somebody please help me????

these are among other bubble thoughts inside my head and its driving me crazy!!!!!!..... *wink*

I'm taking it one day at a time.... May God bless my plans...

Real Finds

I have always been a fan of trade shows and things that interest me most are the ones you see inside the home. I personally without any doubt by items from the trade shows that are of household use. I am also eyeing for some products that would help beautify our home, like for example at present, we have just finished putting up our floor tiles and my husband and I agreed to use carpet to put accent on our floor. I look into some trade show flooring and trade show carpet. I was so amazed to see various designs and different combination there is. I also checked into the website's logo mats for our rooms and logo canopy for our garden and patio. Indeed the online trade shows was a big help especially that they are highly specialize in home beautification or enhancement. In addition, this awesome website made home carpentry materials available for the consumers who are busy enough to go to hardware and furniture showrooms. So those of you who are planning to beautify your home check this site out!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A must try recipe

I got this from and i forgot the name of the cake!!!!

Banana Cake with a twist of Hazel Nut

Banana cream:
· 3/4 pound very ripe bananas , cut into 1-inch chunks
· 3/4 cup whole milk
· 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
· 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin
· 1/2 cup sugar
· 1 Tbsp. and 1 tsp. cornstarch
· 1/8 tsp. salt
· 3 large egg yolks
· 1 cup heavy cream , cold
· 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter , cut into pieces
Hazelnut brittle:
· 1/2 cup hazelnuts
· 1/2 cup sugar
Hazelnut crunch:
· 1/2 recipe hazelnut brittle
· 1 cup hazelnut paste
· 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
· 3/4 tsp. salt
· 3 cups crisp rice cereal
· 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
· 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
· 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
· 3/4 tsp. salt
· 12 Tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter , at room temperature
· 2 cups sugar
· 2 large eggs , at room temperature
· 1 pound very ripe bananas , mashed
· 1 cup buttermilk
· 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Hazelnut frosting:
· 1/2 cup hazelnut praline paste
· 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter , at room temperature
· 2 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar
· Pinch of salt
Chocolate hazelnut ganache:
· 1/2 cup hazelnut praline paste
· 4 ounces Gianduja chocolate , coarsely chopped
· 3 Tbsp. good-quality hot fudge sauce
· 1/8 tsp. salt
· 1/2 cup heavy cream , cold
For assembly:
· 1/3 cup whole milk
Directions: Note: Gianduja (a hazelnut-flavored chocolate) and hazelnut praline paste are sold at The first 9 steps can be done in advance.To make banana cream: Combine bananas, 1/2 cup milk, and lemon juice in a food processor; process until smooth. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over remaining 1/4 cup milk.Whisk sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Whisk in banana mixture, egg yolks, and 1/4 cup heavy cream until smooth and well blended. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with a heatproof rubber spatula. Reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in butter and reserved gelatin mixture and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, to dissolve gelatin. Pour mixture into a bowl and set in a larger bowl of ice water; stir occasionally until cool.Whip remaining 3/4 cup cream just until stiff. Fold into banana mixture. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.To make hazelnut brittle: Preheat oven to 350°. Spread hazelnuts on a rimmed baking sheet; bake 12 to 15 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven and immediately rub nuts with a clean dish towel to remove as much of skins as possible; let cool. Spray another baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.In a small saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat, swirling pot occasionally, until sugar melts and is amber in color. Stir in hazelnuts to coat with caramel, and pour onto prepared baking sheet. Spread nuts in a single layer with fork; let cool.To make hazelnut crunch: In a food processor, grind half of hazelnut brittle to a powder.In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat powder, hazelnut paste, confectioners' sugar, and salt until blended. Add rice cereal and beat until blended.To make cake layers: Adjust 2 oven racks to divide oven into thirds. Preheat oven to 325°. Grease three 10" x 2" round cake pans. Line bottoms with parchment. Grease paper and dust pans with flour; tap out excess. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy. Gradually pour in sugar; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, until well blended. Add bananas, buttermilk, and oil; blend until combined. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until blended. Divide batter between prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of cakes comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cakes cool in pans 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides of pans and turn cakes onto racks. Remove parchment paper; let cool.To make hazelnut frosting: In a small bowl, beat hazelnut paste, butter, confectioners' sugar, and salt until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until firm enough to spread, about 15 minutes.To make chocolate hazelnut ganache: In a medium bowl, combine hazelnut paste, chocolate, fudge sauce, and salt. Microwave on medium for 60 seconds, stirring after 30 seconds. Remove and stir until chocolate is melted. Gradually whisk in cream until blended. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour.Right before assembling, set bowl with ganache in a larger bowl of ice water and beat with a handheld mixer until ganache is fluffy and thick enough to spread.To assemble cake: Place 1 cake layer on a cake stand or serving plate; brush top with whole milk. Spread with half the ganache. Sprinkle evenly with half the hazelnut crunch. Spoon half the banana cream over top and spread evenly. Repeat layering once, then top with last cake layer (brush top with milk), and spread the top with hazelnut frosting. Refrigerate cake at least 1 hour, covered loosely with plastic wrap. To serve, break remaining hazelnut brittle into small pieces and arrange on top of cake.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


As the song goes.... "Sing Alleluia the Lord is Risen, He is Risen Indeed Alleluia"..... Let us celebrate God's victory over death. In the catholic faith, the church begins the celebration during the Easter Vigil Mass which takes place on a saturday night, the night before easter. The gloria is again sung and the use of alleluia in the gospecl acclamation songs and other liturgical songs is now permitted.In the dawn of easter, people would wake up as early as 4 in the morning to join in what the filipinos called the Salubong... This significant event is made even more divine when little angels grace the morning with their angelic voices singing heavenly praises. Holy mass follows and for some churches activities like easter egg hunting is being held. The TRIDUUM celebration may be a yearly routine but for catholics it is a renewal of one's faith.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Good Friday is the anniversary of the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Station of the cross took place at early dawn then at around 12 noon, a live sharing of the Seven Last words of Jesus Christ which in the Philippines can be watch or heard over the television and radio stations respectively. At around 3pm, the veneration of the cross took place. It is when a wooden cross was brought inside the church and the mass goers would line up and kiss or venerate the cross. A procession follows then a visit of what suppose to be Jesus wake happened. By dying on the cross, Jesus proved to us of God's great love for us.... so for me, Good Friday is LOVE day!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Holy thursday or Maundy thursday for catholics is the institution of the Eucharist. Meaning to say it was when Jesus had his last supper with his apostles and the it is when the breaking of the bread happened. During Holy Thursday or the last supper, the washing of the feet happened. At present, a reenactment of the washing of the washing of the feet was done after the priest says his homily. Twelve parishoners was chosen to act as the twelve apostle and have their foot wash by the presiding priest. This significant event reflects Jesus humility. Like Christ, may we humble ourselves before man and most especially before God.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Bon Voyage

My friend is leaving soon and my co-nurses and I planned for some despedida party for her. Liezl rented the venue for us and all other things and specific details were delegated among our group. We went early to decorate the venue, prepare the food and clean the place. Other invited guest arrived at around 5 in the afternoon. The place was completely jammed pack during dinner time. After dinner, soda and hard drinks were served. Everybody was having a blast! It was 12 midnyt when we hit the pools. We plunged for about 30 minutes and freshened up. We went to bed at ar0und 4 am after almost everybody was down with alcohol. Indeed it was nice way to send off our dear friend to the next phase of her life. im sure she will never forget that very day when she literally threw up all she took in during dinner.

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Just heard one unexpected friend liezl will be leaving for the states soon.... very soon that what we all expected. She will have her last duty tomorrow and starting March, she's officially out of our hospital. Will surely miss her because she has been my coach when i was still starting and she taught me many things with regards to patient care. She is is truly an assesst in the workplace. Im wishing her well and will be praying for her.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Unfortunate Accident

I received a phone call from my friend who is a nurse working at the emergency room of the hospital where i was working. She told me that my cousin obtained 5 gunshot wounds and is going to under stat operation. I could not believe what I heard.... 5 shots? He's so lucky to be alive then.
I visited him after my duty and mind you he is as pale as a paper. He needs blood transfusion. He was having a difficult time breathing and is too weak to exert effort in breathing. We process the things needed prior to transfusion plus purchased the needed antibiotics and nebulization. After almost a week at the ICU he was discharged to the ward. Thank God he is now out of danger....

Saturday, February 20, 2010


last february 14, the mindanao heart center celebrated its 3rd year anniversary and for the first time, we held a sportsfest. Our group was divided into 3 each with an assigned color. We had a motorcade/convoy going to our very nice venue, the palos verde country club. We had cheering competition and bowling tournament in the morning. The lunch at the riverside was refreshing enough to hype us in the badminton and basketball tournment in the afternoon. All in all it a fun-filled day! can't wait what's in store for next year celebration

Thursday, February 18, 2010


it was 4 in the morning when someone didn't came into me first so i asked her to repeat what she had just said. This time i heard her loud and clear....Lola aya passed away.... it was never a surprise as we were already primed by her attending physicians that she only has days to live so we might as well make the most out of it. Just that night before she left us, we were planning on getting private nursing attendants who will take care of her during night time. we came into an agreement and finalized the matter. But it seems that lola was not amiable with our plan because she had her last breath at around 3 to 4 am. Our family is in deep sorrow because we will surely miss her but in a way we are celebrating because she will no longer be suffering. Thanks Lola... you will forever be loved

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Hearts Day!!

Belated Happy Valentines to all the bloggers! And Kung Hei Fat Choi to all! We spent the hearts day at home. We were all tired because we stayed up till morning at my grandmother's wake. The positive side of it...we get all the rest our body needed to survive the coming week. Hope you guys had a blastful celebration! Ciao!

Getting Cozy!

Last year, we had our garage and veranda done. The garden is almost complete. Next stop...Arranging our furniture! Yippee! I can't wait to get my hands on the furniture and it's perfect set-up I had in mind. Excited as I am, I readily search for my ideal furniture and purchased it as if there is no tomorrow. I found one outdoor furniture that is of great quality and I love it so much. It was made of highly strong and durable materials that would ensure safety to the people who will be sitting on it. I also had the same nice experience with the wicker furniture I owned. It has the relaxing yet strong texture that would really support your weight giving one a full comfort. In addition, this furniture has a very soothing design and color that would surely calm your mood. I personally got the earth-colored designed to match my garden. Indeed, outdoor furniture seating for me is an investment. I suggest you all should have one and in choosing one, it should be the one that would give you the utmost comfort and safety. Of course, it should also get your money's worth. Always bear in mind that the quality of the materials and the finished product should be a priority.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

updates! updates!

here's some latest updates on my brother's wedding preparation.

The venue will be at the Blue Gardens, it is located at commonwealth, Quezon City. For me, the place is just perfect for the occasion. They offer reasonable wedding packages that would suit every couples preferences and budget.

My sister Jessa will be one of the bridesmaid, while Ronald and I will be one of their secondary sponsors. My brother Marvyn will be the Best Man while my cousin Andrew will be one of the groomsmen.

Indeed this occasion is the much awaited event in our family this year!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Lifetime Token of Love

Planning a wedding would never be complete if the couple hasn't decide on the design of their wedding ring. I have discovered this very informative website that showcases different designs of wedding bands. I personally love the designs under the handmade wedding rings. So for you couple out there, check this site out!


I would like to say congratulations and best wishes to my dear brother who finally tied the knot with her long time girlfriend during a civil rites held at the quezon city hall last monday. Im so happy for them..... but this doesn't end there!!!! There is going to be a formal blessing on april 23 at the blue gardens. Ronald and I will be one of the secondary sponsors then *wink*

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Lovin' and living Life to the Fullest

Happiness that I'm feeling is beyond words. I just feel so blessed and I just want to share all the love within. For those who feel down, I encourage you to smile, pray, and count your blessing. Always remember that, "A day without a perdurable is like a day without sunshine". Let us endure in loving and be a sunshine to others.

Beating Boredom

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter. All opinions are 100% mine.

Life has never been easy nowadays. At one point in our lives, we all feel useless, alone and bored. For moms, especially those who chose to stay at home and look after their kids, life for them seems very routinary and lacks excitement. Nothing stimulates their imagination, nothing interests them anymore. Most of the time, moms lost their sense of worth and eventually they looses their self confidence.
With this concern in mind, I tried to find solution to this kind of issue that mothers, most especially are going to encounter. I read about diversional and occupational activities that would awaken the creativeness within them. But what about the mothers in some cases could not leave home because nobody else could look after their kids or for some other reasons? I tried to check on other activities over the web and i found out this site,learn more at This interest me a lot because what came into my mind is that the mother and kids could still bond together without compromising the mother's socialization and information needs. Check this site and you will see a wide range of entertainment and news channel to choose from. What is good with Charter is even if you are confined within the 4 corners of your house, you will be able to view the whole world. I also suggest that you would get updates and fun extras on Charter’s Facebook page and be amaze how charter changed the minds and hearts of many people.

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something perked me up!

just heard a great news! my brother is getting married! Yes.... and it's going to be this coming april already... time to get busy again... i love it... i love wedding planning! I reviewed a few notes from my previous posts here in my "I do " blog and got some wild ideas in store for their wedding. can't wait to get my hands on it!!!!