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Showing posts from February, 2016

#ClosetCleanoutSale2016 at Valle Verde 2 on March 5!

My friends are having another #ClosetCleanoutSale2016 March 5, 2016 - Saturday 8am to 2pm Valle Verde 2 Clubhouse See you there!!

Starbucks' Extraordinary Macchiato + Limited Edition SIREN Starbucks Card!!

Experience Starbucks' Extraordinary Macchiato Here is the CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT MACCHIATO!   Starbucks' Chocolate Hazelnut Macchiato combines layer upon layer of delicious chocolate and hazelnut flavors with our best quality espresso Here is  the  ROASTED CARAMEL MACCHIATO!  S tarbucks'  Roasted Caramel Macchiato is for the true caramel lover. Delight in its layers of smooth, velvety milk, top quality espresso, and deliciously rich caramel taste. Price for both Macchiatos are Short - P150.00,  Tall-P160.00, Grande-P175.00, Venti-P185.00 And for Starbucks Card collectors out there - these cards will sure be a delight to have: EASTER EGG CARDS Who would have thought?!   They're really cute! Each card has an initial load of P500.00!  Limited Edition Starbucks Siren Card Initial load for this card is P300.00! One more thing that I am excited for is : The MONTE CRISTO Sandwich! Oh, how I love love love a Monte

My #SDCC2016 Attendee Open Registration Experience..

NO, I wasn't able to buy a badge. But I came very very VERY close to getting one.  It was like my emotions were being toyed with BUT you know what - I am still grateful for the experience.  Hahaha!!  So let me share what happened. I'm an Instagram addict.  When I am doing nothing, you will catch me looking at my Instagram feed.  I can't explain it, but I find it addicting.  Hahaha!  So one day last July - I was so shocked and beyond happy for Stacey (a family friend) when I saw him post that he was in the San Diego Comic Con 2015 #SDCC2015.  I was bowled over that he was actually there in San Diego.  I mean, WOW!  So when we met months after that post - I bombarded him with questions.  Hahahaha!! I am not one who used to appreciate and like these kinds of things.  It was only when I met my Panget that his geek-yness was rubbing off on me.  So since 2003 until now - my knowledge and appreciation for geek-y stuff has greatly updated and improved.  Hahaha!  I have learne

#OTWOLDiaries: #JaDine is a REAL LIFE couple

I have said it before that the only reason why I wish #JaDine remains REEL is because I love them together.  I selfishly wish they do not get paired with other actors.  I am also selfish because I don't want them to have problems, like REAL couples do. Look at Clark and Leah - their journey towards finding love in one another wasn't easy.  It was filled with trials and heartaches.  And I don't want #JaDine to experience that. Right before the concert ended - #JamesReid said - in front of a sold out crowd at the Araneta Coliseum that he LOVES Nadine.  If he was a good actor or not, I didn't care anymore - because it felt and sounded very REAL to me. Even if I do not want them to be REAL for selfish purposes. I am very happy for them.  Truly. Hahaha!! Finding love in the entertainment industry is not easy.  Since it's reel - one might need to distinguish what is reel from real.  But I guess being paired together for nearly 2 years, it happens.   I ad

#OTWOLDiaries: Heartbroken, 2+ years after... + my thoughts

May I ask you to load and play this Video as you read this post: 2 years - that's a LOOOONG time. That is if you count the number of days.  But is it enough time to get over a heartbreak?  As they say - time heals all wounds.  It does - time makes you forgive, but not forget what happened.  It becomes a memory from the past - feelings get a bit toned down, but the feeling might still be there - hidden somewhere until a trigger brings it out again. Apologies for this long post.  I will cut it short so you can just click if you want to go ahead and read the rest or just ignore the link if you've had enough of my #OnTheWingsOfLove posts.. Photo grabbed from the Instagram account of Team Bonfayah If you ask me, I don't think Leah and Clark have moved on.  Career wise - they have, but personally, they're still stuck in a time loop of memories (happy and painful ones).  Leah has been writing to Clark - that's a sign of nor being able to move on.  To be hones

Good food at GDP Global Table!!

Power Plant Mall is a place that I'm not very partial to.  I find the mall has very limited choices in shopping and places to eat.  While I have staples, my Panget always tell me to pick a new one. Yesterday, I was honestly surprised when my Panget said that he wanted to go to Power Plant.  We agreed the Friday before that we would just stay home on Sunday (Valentine's Day) because we're expecting it to be crowded everywhere.  We just needed to eat out because our helper was on day-off.  I was honestly expecting a simple lunch at QC Sports.  So his decision to go to Power Plant, well - I was caught off guard. The first thing on my mind was - *where will we have lunch?*  This is a forever question when we're at Power Plant.  As I said before the choices are limited.  When my Panget asked me where I wanted to eat - I only had one answer *Mamou* and he said yes.  I was surprised!  Well, maybe because it's Valentine's that's why he agreed?  Hahaha!  Anyway,

#OTWOLDiaries: My heart is breaking..

Very Realistic. True to life. To tell you the truth.  We, the fans - the audiences know the solution to their problems.  We can say this and that - we all have our own opinions on what to do to help their situation.  But it's NOT our love story.  It's theirs.  We just watch, observe, laugh and cry with them.  And that's why I think it's painful for us to watch them in this difficult situation.   Because we are all POWERLESS to help them get through this. I can say that Leah is at fault, or that Clark should have screamed Leah's name at the airport.  But that's US and not them.  We can solve their problems for them, but it's not ours to solve.  They need to go through this for their characters to grow.   One significant thing in a great love story's success is that the characters need to have REALISTIC FLAWS.  One that is true to life, something relatable. For the majority, I'm sure most everyone would say that Leah has a choic

Kindhearted kals give Bantay Bata kids the gift of KidZania Manila

PRESS RELEASE Kindhearted kals give Bantay Bata kids the gift of  KidZania  Manila The kids of ABS-CBN Foundation’s Bantay Bata program enjoyed exploring KidZania  Manila and its various role-playing activities, through the kindness of their fellow children who supported the  KidZania  Para sa Bantay Bata initiative.  By purchasing star-shaped  capiz  ornaments, the play city’s misters and misses were able to raise more than P174,000, sending more than 160 underprivileged children to discover their dream careers at the mini metropolis. Visiting  KidZania  Manila and role-playing various careers was an unforgettable experience for the Bantay Bata kids. “They were amazed by all the different features of the play city—the bank, newspaper office, and fast-food outlets that were so true to life, except that they are kid-sized,” said social worker Evan Lyndon. The kids enjoyed working as chefs for a day, and making their own cheeseburgers and macaro

Join the #LUXnights Instagram Giveaway!

How long does it take for you to shower? Well, my Panget spends 5 minutes, I can't for the life of me understand how he can finish everything in 5 minutes!  I personally spend at least 15minutes in the shower.  Too long?  Well, I wish I had a bathtub so I can bathe longer!  Hahaha.  The thing that comes to mind is the scene in the TV show Friends when Monica introduces Chandler to having a *long bath*.  Baths can de-stress us, it de-stresses me! Busy Days Deserve #LUXNights   There’s no better time to be a woman than right now. It’s a moment to celebrate, as we watch women like you leading meetings and conquering the most challenging of tasks, always dressed in an unapologetically feminine fashion. You always push yourself to accomplish as much as you can in a day, never stopping until you’re sure you’ve done an excellent job. At the end of your productive day, when all the boxes of your to-do list have been ticked, don’t you believe you deserve to treat yourself and ind

Tokyo Diaries: YEN's Private Car pick-up service

Whenever I travel with a group, I make sure that everyone travels with convenience.  So I search and look for private car services that does pick up.  Mind you, I look for the most reasonably priced ones.  I email and inquire and when I've picked my choices - I haggle.  Two years ago, we went to Tokyo with my brother in law and my nieces.  Since we had 3 kids in tow - I thought it was just but right to have a car pick us up from the airport.  It takes away the hassle of pacifying 3 kids with matching luggages to take care of.  This year, when we went to London - I made sure to have a car pick us up because I had my in laws with me.  My Panget has a bad back so, you can't rely on him to lug around heavy bags. Most friends think of this service as a waste of money.  Well, I beg to differ.  When you choose the standard route - you can take a bus, that will have so many stops.  You can take a train with a lot of station transfers, or you can take a taxi - it will for sure t

Why I love watching #OnTheWingsOfLove over and over again!

Kasi masarap to watch a nice love story over and over again!! Secretly, I'm sure we all don't want the show to end.  Diba?? I started watching again from the beginning (yes, again!!) and I can't help but gush and admire how much the characters (and actors) have grown.  You'll see a different kind of depth between the two of them - their characters and as actors.  How #JaDine shares a scene together?  It's very different.  You'll see the evolution of the tandem. In the first few episodes, you'll notice that their rapport is very still very raw.  It's perfect actually since in the story the two of them were forced into the situation and you can clearly see some awkwardness between the two of them.  As the episodes progress, you'll see them both be comfortable with one another.  Their ease with each other and their chemistry is seen and felt on screen.  Call me biased, but I swear to you - their smiles and simple gestures to each other make