30 November, 2010

what's your favorite reality show

One of my favorite reality show is Kendra. I like watching her not because I'm a fan of playboy magazine. I like her personality, she's a very happy person. Her laugh is so funny and yes contagious. Whenever I have a bad day, a happy show usually lifts my mood.

kendra wilkinson
One episode that I like was when she got depressed with how slow her body was recovering after giving birth. I didn't like it because she was depressed. I liked that episode because it shows that celebrities, no matter how sexy they are, will also have the same problems like us normal moms. She was finally able to reduce belly fat after months of exercising with a trainor.

I was shocked, as her mom must have been, when she arranged a blind date for her mom. She even interviewed middle-age guys before picking the guy that she thinks her mom will like. And that's worth another post.

we don't give receipts

I was at Cash and Carry Mall yesterday. I saw this stall in front of the grocery store selling native delicasies and other baked goodies. I got lured by the 3 for 100 sign. I got a pack of puto, brownies and chicharon. I gave a 100peso bill and waited, waited... waited for my receipt. So I asked the sales lady, "Where's my receipt?"
cash and carry mall makati
"We don't give receipts. I'll just give you something." She got a piece of paper and was about to write an "unofficial receipt". I said while giving back what I just bought, "Never mind. Just give me back my money."
Ive heard that everytime there's a scheduled inspection from the city hall, a lot of stalls from this so-called mall close shop for a day or two. Unbelievable right? I don't understand how Cash and Carry allow this thing to happen. They've even expanded from just a simple grocery store to a bigger mall with a department store that is soon to open. They should at least give back to the city by being a law-abiding establishment. I wonder if some Makati City hall employees are somehow protecting these unashamed business people from Cash and Carry?

29 November, 2010

leave me in peace

When I go shopping, I browse different stores for hours and hours. Sometimes I end up buying nothing at all. I am not a compulsive shopper. It's no surprise that my younger sisters don't like to tag along when I shop.

A major turn off for me is when salesladies hover and suggest things for me to buy. I will leave that store in a blink of an eye! I want to shop in peace. How can I concentrate on what I am looking for if they're suggesting a new shampoo or perfume that I don't necessarily need? I will definitely forget what my purpose was in going in that store.

yummy yogurt
                                                                yummy yogurt after shopping!
To all sales ladies out there, please just approach a customer if they beckon you to help them. Or if they've been browsing the same item for hours already. Don't bombard your customers with suggestions as soon as they enter the store. Sometimes what you want us to try on doesn't even look good on us, not exactly our type or we don't even need. Please allow us to see for ourselves, we're not blind, what your store has to offer.

26 November, 2010

early christmas at sm megamall

hide those pictures!

I don't want to see any of my close-up pictures when I was in high school. I cringe just thinking about it. I had pimples and acnes back then. Lots of it on my young face.

My mom never allowed me to use anything on my face except for soap. Well, I live in her house so I had to follow her rules! Dermatologists at that time were unheard of, in the province where I live, let alone acne pills
that can make the humongous acne's on my face vanish.
little girl hides face
Fast forward to present time. I can now use anything on my face. My mom even asks what she should buy to prevent wrinkles on her face. I am now enjoying my freedom! Freedom to choose whatever is good for my skin.

And yes, I will exercise that freedom to forever hide my high school photos.

friday fill-in's #13

friday fill-in's

1. Although we don't celebrate it here, these are the hree things I must have on my Thanksgiving table: spoon, fork, knife!2. My sister sacked out on the couch.
3. This is it. My son finally got a good grade in Chinese class. 90, yaay!4. It's time to decorate the Christmas tree!
5. Oh, man, thankfully it's TGIF! Time to relax and unwind after a very tiring week.
6. I need to perfect the art of being very patient.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching missed television shows, tomorrow my plans include shopping and Sunday, I want to go to church to hear mass.

no more sleepless nights

Because of my bad sleeping habit, I now have eyebags. Ugly, dark circles under my eyes. Not my first time, but I do look much worse now that when I use to sport a didn't-sleep-for-months look before. I already tried the suggestions, some but not everything, found online when I googled "how to remove dark circles under eyes".
cucumber on eyes

Maybe I should just stop experimenting and just go back to my cucumber regimen. It has always done wonders in removing my dark eyebags. Frozen used-teabags or an ice bag filled with ice cubes also does the trick.

I should also sleep early, not later than 11pm, from now on. I don't want to look like a zombie anymore.

24 November, 2010

thanksgiving day sale!

i am so over you

I thought you've left by now. It's November already, just a few more days until Christmas. And yet you're still here -bothering me. When are you planning to leave?

You have this bad energy around you. Every time you're around, I feel sad -very, very sad. I can't shake the feeling that it's going to be a bad, depressing day whenever you show up.


I am so over you rain! You are free to go now. I am now in the mood for a cold, dry Christmas season.

Bye bye rainy days. Til we meet again.

22 November, 2010

what's inside your refrigerator?

Most of the items on my weekly grocery list are fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and meat.Seldom do I include canned food. My refrigerator is not that big, so I am thinking of replacing it with a new one. I have been using it for 6 years so it has served its purpose. I now have to move on to a new, bigger refrigerator! A refrigerator that is sturdy and reliable as my new computer's external hard drive.

I am dreaming of a no-frost ref. I have to work doubly hard to buy one that can make limitless ice cubes and icy-cold water. And yes, a top of the line ref that won't melt my ice cream after just a few hours of opening it.

manny pacquiao's autobiography

PACMAN: My Story of Hope Resilience, and Never-Say-Never Determination,” is exclusively available at all National Bookstore branches for only Php300. 

enjoy and have fun!

RJ is on his way to his first-ever camping trip. It's an out of town father and son Boy Scouts' activity for 3 days. The mother and son activity, held at his school last year, was just for a whole day. I am envious because I was never allowed to join Girls Scout camping trips when I was still in school.

Boy Scout's of the Philippines

A lot of the mom's were worried, including me of course, that the dad's won't be able to take care of the kids. Some were even planning to follow the buses, in their RC cars, just to make sure the kids will safely arrive in the camping ground.

Have fun RJ!

17 November, 2010

waistline: 24

I remember going back to my pre-pregnancy size after just a few months of giving birth to my son. That was 9 years ago. Although there are lots of diet pills that really work to choose from, I decided to try eating a balanced diet and rigorous exercise first.

I exercise when RJ is asleep. In the morning, I do an hour of aerobics. In the afternoon, I do strength training. Abdominal workout is scheduled before sleeping at night.

diet and exercise
I was a lot more disciplined then. Maybe because I have all the time in the world to exercise. I can't go out because all RJ does is sleep, sleep and sleep. With regards to food, since my son's diet at that time is purely milk, I get to eat healthy meals of mostly fruits, veggies and white meat. I don't have to think of what RJ would not hate to eat and I survived without rice for many months.

Please God, help me be more disciplined just like before. I'm dying to fit in my size 0 jeans again.

14 November, 2010

i pay my bills on my pajamas

Not all the time though.

Sometimes wearing an overly huge nightshirt with embarrasing holes all over it. Other times I do it while cooking -yes I multi-task alot. Now you get it! I pay my bills at home -online! And it made my life a lot easier.

online banking

Paying our monthly bills is not the only reason why I like banking online. Now I can transfer funds from one account to another. I can also request for a new cheque booklet and add funds to my stock accounts.

Thanks to http://www.bpiexpressonline.com/, I can now do all these without leaving the house.

proof that i am not a vampire

There's this belief that vampires are scared of garlic. If that's the case, then there's no way that I am a vampire. I love garlic!
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." The way to a girl's heart is to give her what she wants the most. Some girls are pro flowers, some love chocolates, some will die for jewelries. But in my case, just feed me with something that has lots and lots of garlic on it. But it has to be yummy of course!

lazy me on weekends

I would love to do nothing else, except to just stay in bed reading a good book, on weekends. But my laundry day is scheduled every Saturday and church on Sundays, so I can't be lazy and not get out of bed during weekends.

Speaking of laundry day, I need to buy a laundry line as strong as pull up bars. Laundry shops here can't be trusted to wash clothes thoroughly.

pacquiao wins another fight

*this is RJ's news report for his social studies class

I got this report from yahoonews.com

Manny Pacquiao wins his 8th world title. Eventhough he's smaller, he's faster and more agressive. In a spectacular crowd, the little superstar made Antonio Margarito into a bloddy and nearly blind fighter. Pacquiao won a guaranteed $15 million plus millions more from television revenues.

02 November, 2010

RJ's one week vacation

My son's semestral break officially started last October 29. School will open again on November 9. But all we did, for the past few days, is go shopping and watch a movie. Although shopping is fun for me, I am pretty sure it's not fun for my son.

I was late in booking a ticket for Hongkong Disneyland's Halloween special. It's also expensive to book for the Christmas special as well. Me and my sisters are planning to go this February. Hopefully we'll get a good price on next years travel expo.

So for the remaining 5 days of RJ's semestral break, I have to find a fun activity that will make his vacation meaningful. Although I want to buy lady gaga concert tickets, I think my son will enjoy a trip to a museum more.

lady gaga
I would love to see Lady Gaga in action!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Hopefully my son will say "Yes!!!" and get excited instead of just saying "Ah, ok" with the activities that I have planned for the next few days.
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