2018 Week 4: New Toy | School Play

January 22-28, 2018

I already got the iPhone X that I won from a raffle in September. I braved going to Makati last Friday just to pick it up. But it’s still in its box until now. Di pa kasi ako nakakabili ng case hehehehe. But worry not, it will be unboxed in the coming days.

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↑You’re finally here!

Few days to go and January is up. So so fast!

I need my payslip. I’m confused with the amounts I got for my salary and the sick and vacation leave conversions I got. May namali ba sa computations!? And of course, I want to see my new tax after the TRAIN implementation hehehehe.

Last Saturday, we went to UP to watch a friend’s daughter’s school play. The play is entitled Guardians the Musical. School children from Nursery to Kinder participated in the play. It’s all about the story of grandparents Lolo Angelo and Lola Angela and about their goodness in their community.

It was such a delight to watch all these kids. Sari-saring klase ng bata. May bibo, may makulit, may deadma lang during presentation hahahaha. It’s also good to be reminded about love, respect, eating healthy, caring for the environment and other good traits.

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After the play, my friend and I went to The Chocolate Kiss for a late lunch.

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↑Chicken Pork Adobo. Php 195.00.

I went to Ayala the 30th after to do some window shopping and pick up some groceries. Wala talaga akong nashop. I saw some jackets that were on sale at Terranova kaso ang tagal magreply ng pamangkin ko kung anong gusto so umuwi na ako hehe.

On Sunday, I went to Megamall for mass and some more window shopping. no worries…wala pa rin akong binili hehehehe. Nanawa na ako.

Another friend wanted to meet up so she could give the Korean goodies for me. The loot contains some dried persimmon, few pieces of chocolates, citron tea, face masks and hand creams! Happiness! Hehehe.

We also saw the movie Ang Dalawang Mrs. Reyes. It was hilarious and just light. Perfect way to cap a stressful week.

I wasn’t able to do some readings this week because I was out both days last weekend. No time to bum. Plus, I have a lot in my mind lately that I’m distracted. This too shall pass.

Hope you all have a great week ahead.

2017 Week 50: Eating is Life, More Eating is Lifer

December 11-17, 2017

*Ignore the grammar hehe.

The eating did not end during the parties last week. On December 11, our IT Sr. Director treated us to a buffet dinner at Circles Makati Shangri-la. This time, I also won a Rustan’s GC worth Php 1,500. May pambili na ako ng Mac lipstick or hmmm….secret hahaha.

On December 15, our boss treated us to dinner. We ate at Elias. The food was ok but I think the servings do not justify the price. But still good food so yay. We also had dessert at Paper Moon to sample some of their cakes and crepes.

↑We tried the original, chocolate and mango mille crepe and the red velvet mousse cake. My most favorite are the original mille crepe and the red velvet mousse cake.

On December 16, I had dinner with my office BFFs at Cyma. It was my first time there and I also love the food. Well, I generally love food hehe. But their salad is so good. I want to recreate it. It seems easy but I think it’s their dressing that makes it taste unique.

↑Roka salata. I want to do this at home. Where to get the dressing though?

↑My order. Moussaka, which is Greece’s national dish, according to the menu. It was heavy so I was only able to eat half and had the other half wrapped for another meal. Php 450.00.

↑Ripe mango yogurt shake. Php 195.00

On December 17, I went to the mall to just de-stress, because even with all these eating, we’ve been extending hours in the office for the past weeks! There was an ongoing Converse shoes and bags sale and I was able to find a bag for my teenager niece. I had no choice but to let her choose to make sure that she wants what she’ll get. No element of surprise but at least I know she’ll love it because it’s her choice hehe. I sent her several pictures of the bags which I think she’ll like until a winner was selected. My original plan was to just let her buy something in Baguio but the sale happened so it was a good opportunity. But I told her later that I’ll just be donating the bag instead. She sent me a sad smiley hehehe. I’ll just try to wrap it in a way that it doesn’t look like a bag and see if she’ll still be surprised haha.

I had late lunch/early dinner at Racks and feasted on one of their rib dishes. Eating is life for real.

I’m not really stressed out with shopping for gifts because I have already completed almost everything last November and I am only gifting kids this time. Plus, it’s not really a norm in our family. However, I remember my mom wrapping something for us on some years when we were kids so I decided to also wrap some things for the kids this year.

↑Lunch of ribs and bread mac and cheese.

The end.

2017 Week 41: Weekend With Friends

October 9-15, 2017

My work has been more hectic the past week. More projects were added to my plate to oversee. And it has all been issues left and right. It pisses me off most of the time but I know that this too shall pass. But it’s still draining all my energy and skewing my sleep for the past weeks.

Anyway, moving on.

I met with my babies last October 14 for an afternoon of catching up and supporting one of them in her journey to becoming a financial advisor. Babies because I was their big sister when they first entered the work force. One even calls me mama bear haha. We’ve known one another for about 10 years now. While we are all busy with our own lives, we make it a point to at least meet once a year hahaha. We would like it to be more often but our schedules don’t align most of the time. To compensate for that, we have our private FB group chat where we catch up once in a while.

I am proud of what they’ve all become. Each one is writing her own colorful story. And whatever paths we choose for our lives, I know that we’ll be cheering for each other forever.

On Sunday, another friend and I was supposed to join a fun run. However, it was drizzling when we left Pasig, and then the shirts that we signed up for weren’t the ones issued to us. Nagka-ubusan daw. We were disappointed further because prior race day, my friend had a hard time locating the correct place to claim the race kits. All contact numbers weren’t working. All office locations indicated in the website were closed some years ago. Kaloka. It was only when she remembered to email both organizer and sponsor and the sponsor was able to provide claim details. But it was already too late, so the next option was to claim it during race day. But on race day, that’s what happened. So we decided to not just join haha.

We went to look for a breakfast place instead and ate to our hearts’ content hahahaha!

After breakfast, we went to Divisoria where I purchased a Christmas tree and Christmas tree trimmings! I’ll use it for the Baguio home. It’s my first time to put up some Christmas decors after my parents were gone hehehe. And I am excited. I’ll bring home the stuff on my next trip home.

I spent a little over Php 3,000.00 for a 5 feet Christmas tree, ribbons, flowers, leaves, balls and lights. If in the mall, the 3K is not enough hehehe.

Finally, we bought some pears and apples for prices that are way cheaper than the malls. Hay malls haha!

2017 Week 39: Weekend in Baguio

September 25-October 1, 2017

I went home to Baguio last Friday, September 29, after shift. I did not have any specific agenda but since my friend was also in town for the weekend, we planned to meet up for some food trip. BOOM! Hehe. And so, off to food trip on Saturday.

I brought with me my nieces para mas masaya kahit ang kulit-kulit ng bulilit.

First stop. Arca’s Yard. I’ve heard about this place a long time ago but didn’t get the chance to visit it sooner hehe.

It is one of those old houses converted to a restaurant.

After lunch, we went to SM Baguio to buy some stuff and look around. My niece rode the carousel.

Our high school guidance counselor saw us and we were so surprised she still remembers our names! We had a good time exchanging stories that lasted for almost an hour.

Next pit stop for dinner was Oh My Gulay (OMG). OMG is a vegetarian restaurant and an art space in one.

We called it a night after dinner.

On Sunday, my sisters and our auntie went to visit another aunt who is sick. She has been to the ICU in September but is miraculously out, alive and kicking. She stays in bed most of the time but is still strong, can still eat and walk a bit with some assistance. Apart from the medicines, I think it’s her willpower to live that she’s still strong despite being sick.

I went back to Manila on Sunday night, after a quick dinner with the BF. He was sick and can’t stay longer so he went home right after dinner. Hay isa pa tong mamang ‘to.

Pictures!

↑With my bodyguards…ay dabarkads  😀

↑Selfie pa more.

↑Arca’s Cloud tea. Ang sarap! With cream and honey.

↑Pumpkin soup. A little sweet. I’ll try to make this. Mahal lang kasi ang pumpkin hahaha.

↑Pesto pasta. Yummy!

↑Longganisa meal for the kiddo. Ubos nya yan. Big gutom ang growing kid.

↑Banana split for the teenager! Ito lang talaga order nya!

↑Their famous camote pie and what’s left of it before we remembered to take a picture! Hahaha!

↑My food trip buddies.

↑Igorot gongs. I wonder how much these cost now.

↑They also have an area for these padlocks.

↑The sisters.

↑Aba, nawiwili ang isang ‘to dito ah. No na next time.

↑The one in the middle was our Guidance Counselor in High School. And she still remembers our complete names hahaha! Tinawag talaga kami sa complete names namin nung nakita kami kaloka hahaha!

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↑Dinner at Oh My Gulay.

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↑This is called Heneral Kabute in their menu. Sarap!

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↑Super pitsy-peachy (crepe stuffed with peaches)

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↑Pancit gulay ni pepe. They really have catchy names on their menu hehe.

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↑We were there at night and it was quite crowded because there was an exhibit so it was hard to take pictures of the whole place.

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↑Dinner buddies. The guy is my brother. Natunugang lumalamon kami somewhere so hinanap kami hahahaha. Hindi pa expert ang shy na teenager.

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↑Sunday with my eldest sister, our nieces, and our grandchild. Kamusta naman ang mga lola hahahaha.

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↑Maiiwan ang mga bata dahil adulting ang mga adults aka we were visiting a sick relative that day.

↑My 2 sisters and our auntie (mom’s sister). Breakfast first at Jack’s Restaurant, one of my favorite restaurants in Baguio because of its affordable meals. And no, we did not plan our color-coordinated outfits hehehe.

Naabutan na itong pang week 40 ng another weekend, hence, happy weekend hehehehe.

The end.

2107 Week 37: UAT Done | Rare Night Out With Friends

September 11-17, 2017

Testing is completed and we’re off to implementation. This is such a relief after all that we had to deal with at the start of the project. Whew!

I went to BDO last Monday because I received a text saying that my ATM was blocked because I may have used it in a compromised machine. My ATM card had to be replaced. Buti na lang free. But I will only get the replacement card after 5 banking days. Ang tagal. Parang 3 days lang ito  dati ah. Tsk. I also had to update my information by filling up forms. Required by BSP raw yun.

I met with 2 of my closest friends at work last Saturday. We used to go out frequently when we were younger. But so seldom these days hahahaha. All of us just prefer to stay home and spend time with our ow selves hehehe. Ganyan talaga siguro pag tumatanda nyahahahaha.

We went to Green Pastures at Shangri-la for dinner. It’s a farm to table type of restaurant. I ordered their ultimate lasagna. This is made of 3 cheese, roasted carrot puree and vegan mushrooms. It doesn’t have meat but still tasty and heavy.

I was also able to taste their caesar kale salad and garlic soup. Both are good. Average price per person is around Php 700.00. Medyo expensive lang hehe.

Ultimate lasagna by Green Pastures

↑ Green Pastures’ Ultimate lasagna!

We transferred to Starbucks for coffee (and tea for me) because we need more time of catching up hehe. We called it a night at almost 1 AM. Bitin pa pero inaantok na kaming lahat hahaha.

I just stayed at home on Sunday and binge watched in Netflix. Taking advantage while it’s still free! Hahaha.

No weekend cooking since I still have some leftover which I think is enough this week. Sana.

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

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