2018 Week 11: Ninang Duties | S&R Sale

March 12-18, 2018

First, happy birthday in heaven, Daddy! I miss you and Mama everyday! (March 20, 2018)

And for the updates…

It’s that time of the year again for the most awaited S&R sale. I did not physically go but I have enabler friends hehehe. I asked her to pick up some snacks, chocolates, honey citron tea and conditioner for me. I had to stop myself from buying all the things on sale. Bawal umiyak ang wallet.

HoneyCitronTea

↑Honey Citron Tea which I have yet to try. I learned about this from Mommy Fleur hehe.

cof

↑Isingit ko lang ito. Not from S&R but a teammate shared it to us and it is so good! I need more of this!!!!

I went home last weekend for the thanksgiving celebration of my friend and her family. I tagged along my nieces. I had the permission to do so.

First, celebration for the baptism of her kids. I am a godmother to her last child. The church is in Rosario La Union and the celebration is at their residence at Camp 3, Kennon Road. They have a strategic location because it’s just 30-40 minutes away from both Baguio and La Union.

It was also their 10th wedding anniversary last March 14. One decade of staying married is surely something worth celebrating.

Lastly, it was her birthday last March 16 so another reason to celebrate.

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↑Me with the nieces.

We left their home early afternoon. My other friend and her hubby dropped us off in town so my nieces and I went to SM to window shop. I was able to buy new curtains that match the new paint in my room. It’s in light gray.

We also had early dinner before heading home. I slept early on Saturday night because I barely slept during my trip home and we had to leave early that morning. I woke up after 9 hours. Sarap.

On Sunday afternoon, I stayed in Starbucks SM to work for a while while waiting for the BF to finish his work and meet up with me. We just had dinner and then went to the terminal to wait some more for my 10PM trip.

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↑Dinner at Sizzling Plate along Session Road. We ordered their Australian porterhouse. I also ordered one sansrival which is still so good. Lamon pa besh!

bty

↑Goofing around at the terminal while waiting for my trip. We spent a few minutes listing down our potential entourage and potential principal sponsors. I’ll write dedicated posts for anything wedding-related.

The end.

Have a great week ahead. As for me, I can’t wait to go home again on Thursday night hehehehe.

2018 Week 8: Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

February 19-25, 2018

I’ve seen a lot of posts about the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. Nainggit ako so pumunta rin ako after my shift last Tuesday. Daming books! I arrived around 2AM so medyo konti mga tao. I went straight to the Business and Economics section. Don ako medyo maraming nabili. I roamed around for 3 hours. Kung hindi lang ako antok at hindi worried na maabutan ng traffic, I would have stayed longer as in until mid-morning pa hehe. Kaso kailangan ko rin matulog eh haha. Ayun lang, di ko nachambahan yung pagrerestock ata nila. Everything that I’ve seen from friends’ posts na sabi ko hahanapin ko rin, di ko makita. Or siguro dahil sa dami ng books, hilong talilong din talaga ako hahahaha! I also bought a few items from the home and garden section.

bigbadwolfbatch1

↑First batch. 12 books. Php 3,180.00. Not bad no? To think na most of these are business books and most are also hardbound. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is for my niece. The rest is for me.

I went for the second time last Sunday. Huling hirit. This time, I visited the Children’s section and cook book. Marami pang books don. However, I can’t think of anyone to give it to. Puro activity books na ang binigay ko sa mga pamangkin ko before. I just bought two books for my niece who likes to read. When I went to the cook book area, naku hilong talilong uli hahahahaha. I wanted them all bigla! But I had to restrain myself and just picked up a few on baking and deserts.

bigbadwolfbatch2

↑Second batch. 5 books. Php 1,460.00. Because I love desserts and because my teenager niece seem to be interested in baking. It will be a great bonding time for us. The 2 thin books at the bottom are for my other niece again. She loves to read so I’d like to encourage her more by buying books for her, which I don’t mind because eventually, mahihiram din ng future kid/s ko hehe. Yun talaga yun eh :p.

bigbadwolfbag

↑Shopping bag. Naaliw ako sa quote hehe.

I don’t know when I’ll be able to finish reading all these books. Sana mabasa ko sila in this lifetime hehehe.

I think I will…I hope actually hahaha, because last weekend, I was able to finish one. So nabawasan ang unread stash ko, even if the book I read was not one of those I bought from the book sale. Pinahiram din lang sa akin. I need to return it na so binasa ko sya haha.

JohannaLindsey

↑Last weekend’s read.

The end.

My Shopping Finds

I shared in my previous posts that I have been shopping on the first two weekends of the year hehehe. Parang itinodo ko yung hindi ko pagshoshopping the past months ah hahahaha.

Anyway, here are my loots. Some on sale, some bought on regular prizes.

ThCollectionBlouse

↑Bought during last year’s sale at Debenham’s.

HandMDress

↑Basic casual dress from H&M. Bought last year too.

GapJeans

↑Boot cut jeans from Gap for only Php 995!

HandMCardigan

↑Cardigan from H&M. Purple sa tunay na buhay, just to add color to my cabinet.

NoApologiesBlouse2

NoApologiesBlouse1

↑No Apologies blouses for the office. Additional 10% off was applied at the counter. Sheye.

AllStarJoggingPants

↑All Star jogging pants.

OldNavyJoggingPants

↑Old Navy jogging pants naman.

UniqloMiniWaffleCardigan

↑Uniqlo mini waffle cardigan.

UniqloReversibleParka

↑Uniqlo reversible parka. 2 or 3 months kong pinag-isipan kung bibili ba ako nito. E biglang naglabas sila ng ganitong color na sobrang nagustuhan ko. Ayun, bumigay hihihi!

OldNavyRomper

↑Old Navy romper for rampa

OldNavyDress1

OldNavyDress2

↑Old Navy dresses pang date nights char!

RedHerring

↑Red Herring jumper type dress from Debenhams. More than 3 months ko na ata tong binabantayan kung kailan magsasale. Seriously. Nabili ko sya ng discounted but not that much nyahahaha.

DorothyPerkinsDress

↑Office dress from Dorothy Perkins for days na kailangan kong makipagbalitaktakan sa mga bosanians. Matagal ko na rin itong binabantayan. Originally at Php 2,350.00 then sale price was at Php 1,299 na lang. But wait, there’s more. When you pay using BDO debit card, there’s an additional 10% off. So final price was less than Php 1,100.00. Ngiting tagumpay.

UniqloChambrayDress

↑Uniqlo Chambray sleeveless dress. Regular price at Php 990.00. I saw this displayed in Gateway, paired with the jacket above.

Bakit nga ba ako namakyaw ng dresses eh di naman ako madalas magdress? Eh kasi…secret! Hahaha! Joke! One of my goals this year is to be more comfortable in dresses kaya ayan na. I just have to make sure na gagamitin ko talaga ang mga ito hahaha.

And the winner of them all is this.

SperryTopsider

↑I have long wanted to buy a Sperry topsider mainly because of the childhood memories it brings back every time I see a pair. When I was in elementary, most of my shoes are similar to this. Anyway, I was waiting for this to go on sale but it did not happen. When I finally decided to buy it, there were no more sizes available in the malls near my apartment! One time, I dropped by Shoe Salon in Robinson’s Magnolia and scored my size! Bili na agad-agad. And this was where some of my sick leave conversion went hahaha.

And after this shopping spree, tinatanggalan ko na ang sarili ko ng karapatang magshopping in the coming months, unless may ganitong sales uli nyahahaha!

2018 Week 3: New Housemates

January 15-21, 2018

Today, January 21, is our Dad’s 3rd anniversary in heaven. I asked the BF to offer petitions on his behalf during today’s mass at Divine Mercy. I think my siblings also lighted a candle for him at home.

My college nephew who stayed with me for a few weeks last year is back on training as part of their curriculum, hence he’s staying with me again, together with a friend this time. It’s a little challenging for me because I’m used to living alone but I have adjusted. And good thing that we don’t have the same schedules so I don’t have to worry with who gets to use the bathroom first hehehe. I had to rearrange the house early this week to accommodate all 3 of us without feeling cramped. Pero parang hindi ko na-achieve. Kebs na. Temporary lang naman.

My love for reading romance books is back. Well, I know it has always been in the background. It just took a backseat when I was so engrossed with all things online. I’m taking advantage by reading every chance I get and while I’m still in the mood. Last year, one of my goals was to read at least 6 fiction books. I think I was only able to read 2. At the rate I’m going this year, I think I’ll surpass my target last year. It may be double or triple the number.

I have a lot of e-books somewhere in my hard drive but nothing beats holding a real book and turning each page excitedly. One of these days, I’ll stop by a coffee shop and just read while taking coffee…that is…if I can force myself to get up and leave the house. Otherwise, I’m perfectly fine with curling up in the sofa and getting lost in the story.

So, obviously, I have been reading again this weekend, aside from taking care of the usual domestic chores.

JudeDeverauxSummerHill

↑This week’s read. This is a contemporary romance. Copyright 2016.

I went out on Saturday night for dinner because why not? Joke…walang laman ang ref ko kasi hahaha.

ContisBatangasAdobo

↑Conti’s Batangas adobo. Php 230.00 (if I remember correctly)

ChocolateCake

↑Choco overload cake at Php 145.00 per slice.

I dropped by at National Bookstore and was able to buy guess what? More books hehe.

NBSHaul

↑National Bookstore purchases last January 20, 2018.

On Sunday, I visited Skin Rejuve Clinic for some TLC for my face. Arte arte din pag may time. I attended mass after and then went malling for a few hours before dropping by the grocery to pick up some items before heading home.

I am sad that Elorde Starmall has already closed pala! Huhuhu! I was planning to go back to boxing sana. Nailabas ko na nga uli sa baul yung boxing gloves ko eh. Kaloka! Anyway, I’ll think of a plan B.

And while I was at Starmall, I saw a Booksale kiosk. Alam nyo na siguro kung anong nangyari hahaha!

BookSaleHaul

↑Book Sale haul on January 21, 2017. Let’s see how long I’ll be able to finish this. At the rate I’m going with 1 book per week, I should be able to finish everything that I bought this week in 12 weeks. I learned of Brenda Joyce in one of the forums before that’s why I hoarded her books today. Let’s see if I’ll also like it.

And that’s it.

Hope you’ll have  a great week ahead.

P.S. I hope that in 2 to 3 months time, I’ll be blogging how I lost some weight hahahaha! Kasi ang hirap talagang mag-umpisa eh hahahaha! So, good luck to me.

2018 Week 2: Back to Normal

January 8-14, 2018

We are busy at work organizing our 2018 project portfolio. It’s time consuming but we’ll get to the final list in time for sure.

One of my nieces (cousin’s daughter) is applying as an OFW. She started her application 4th quarter of last year so she comes to the apartment every now and then if she needs a place to stay. She was here again this week and I learned that she’s on the final stages of her application. She’ll be flying to the Middle East anytime soon. And so we went out for dinner last Wednesday. Pa-despedida ko na sa kanya in case we won’t be seeing each other again after.

We ate at Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen at Ayala the 30th mall. We sampled two of their pasta and we loved it. The pasta were so flavorful.

↑Fried risotto balls for starters (risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella breaded then deep fried). Php 195.00. This is 6 pieces.

↑Penne Pesto Al Pollo (Zesty penne paired with grilled juicy chicken filet in basil and pine nuts pesto sauce). Php295.00

↑Vesuvio (mountain of rigatoni, stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, peas, Italian meatballs and egg). Php 495.00

↑Good luck, baby girl. Go ahead, explore the world, and work for your dreams. You’ll always be in my prayers.

I also received more Christmas gifts hehehe.

↑From a thoughtful teammate (well partly because he took a long leave last December and I had to take care of some things on his behalf as the need arises. Suhol kumbaga hahahaha). Chocolates will always be love love love!

↑From our landlord. They also gave a bag last year and I have been using it since then especially if I need extra bags when going home. I’m sure this will be useful to me too.

The weekend was spent doing some household chores, reading (and finishing another book at that) and catching the final day of end of season sales hehe.

↑Another book done just over the weekend. Another love story hehe. At the rate I’m going, I need to retrieve my ebooks hehehe. But really, nothing beats the joy of turning each page in a book. I just bought this and another book this week. Let’s see if I’ll complete the other book next weekend hehe.

The end. Have a great week ahead!

P.s. Kailan ba ang next holiday?! Hahahaha!

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