2018 Week 9: Weekend At Home | Panagbenga | New Room Paint

February 26 – March 4, 2018

I went home to Baguio last weekend for some R&R and a special errand.

I left Manila on Friday evening and arrived in Baguio after 3.5 hours! I booked at JoyBus so that the route will be SCTEX and TPLEX without stopovers.

The very first thing I did as soon as I arrived was to check on my newly painted room. I love how it turned out. It’s waaaayyyy more relaxing than its multi-colored predecessor. While it was expensive to redo it, I’m glad I pushed for this project.

The color is a lighter version of whipple blue from Titan Paint’s brochure. The painters mixed 3 color options and my brother picked the best choice from there. Basta I loved how it turned out kasi ang aliwalas talaga and nakaka-relax yung color.

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↑Fresh paint.

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↑My black and white bathroom. Still need a divider. Ang mahal ng initial quote hmp.

I spent a few hours on Saturday morning putting things back in my room. I am so back in my room hahaha!

My nieces and one of my grandchildren went out in the afternoon for some Session Road in Bloom experience. But first, lunch at Jack’s Restaurant. My auntie met us too.

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↑The kid in the middle turned 7 last March 5, hence, she’s now included in the cast of the regulars who always come with me to gallivant hahahaha!

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↑Sundae for a hot day.

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↑Photo ops and a quick break from all that walking.

In the evening, the little ones went home with my sister and brother-in-law while my aunt, teenager niece and I stayed behind for the night market hihihi!

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↑Waiting for the night market to start at 9PM. Literal palang night ang simula nito hahahaha!

There were a lot of nice pieces but not for my size hahahaha. Saklap. But I was able to buy an outfit for my niece’s confirmation in April. Sya talaga nakinabang bilang ang payat nya hahahaha. Even my aunt was a little sad because wala rin syang mahanap na cardigan hahaha. Ako jogging pants na tig bente lang naman ang hanap ko. Merong isa wahahaha.

On Sunday, I invited some aunties and uncles for an early birthday lunch and for an announcement hihihi.

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↑My sweet nephew brought a cake, which unfortunately I was not able to taste as we got busy after lunch. Well, I ate two of the cherries hehe.

The BF and I had dinner before my 9PM trip. We ate at Pizza Hut because it is near the terminal and there were still seats available. We were on the right side of the city, and near the window, therefore we had a glimpse of the fireworks that officially closed the Panagbenga 2018.

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The announcement? Suffice to say that someone needs to take dieting seriously and that same someone also needs to start planning for a wedding  😀  😛 .

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↑12282018  🙂 #Maghahashtagdinbakami?

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

2018 Week 6: The BF’s Visit

February 5-11, 2018

For a change, it was the BF who came to Manila for a visit. I picked him up at the terminal last Monday at dawn. We spent the day in SM MOA for some window shopping, sunset watching, and meeting up with her nieces for dinner. We then proceeded to Shangri-la Mall so that I can introduce him to my high school BFF.

He had to go back home on Monday night though. It was a short visit but it was better than nothing at all.

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↑Manila Bay sunset. Sunrises and sunsets will always be magical to me.

The new director came on board last Wednesday, and so on Thursday, we went to the Glorietta site for several presentations. The bonus was that we had free dinner at TGIF hehe.

My teammates and I also went out to grab a drink at Whistlestop in BGC. On a Friday dawn. Because, why not? Hehehe. Nagsiksikan kaming pito sa kotse ni teammate. Nagkasya kami. Maluwag pa nga eh hahahaha.

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↑Strawberry margarita. Yum yum!

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↑Pampabata. Another yum yum!

On Saturday, I accompanied my fried for the first maintenance checkup of her car. We spent 5 hours at the shop. Not the best customer experience. Lots of patience needed. But we commend the new employee who has been so accommodating and apologetic for the shortcomings of her teammates.

We watched Fifty Shades Freed in the afternoon and had dinner at Tramway only because we can’t decide what to eat hehe. The simplest is to go buffet so that you’ll have options and just pick those that you’re craving for at the moment. And Tramway because it’s friendly on the pocket at Php 258.00 per pax.

The end.

2017 Week 43: Baguio Errands

October 23-29, 2017

Basic cardigans were on sale at H&M when I dropped by the store.

↑ These were on sale for Php 599.00 each from the original price of I think Php 799.00. Still expensive but the quality is good (hopefully) so I bought 3 in basic colors hehehe. I want the rest of the colors but I need to control myself from going overboard hahaha!

I took a leave on October 30, so I went home to Baguio early morning of October 28. Aside from October 30 being sandwiched with the holidays, I need more days to spend in Baguio form some errands.

October 28

We went to different construction shops to look for tiles, paints and bathroom fixtures. I am repainting my room and finally pushing through with the installation of my room’s bathroom hehe. After a million years, mayayari na rin! Ubusan nga lang ng pera. Huhu. Pero sige na para matapos na.

I saw some prospects and I was satisfied with all of them. I showed them to my brothers and they all agreed that those are good choices. Sana maganda rin kalalabasan once everything is installed.

↑ My companions that day. We were not able to finish the viand. I forgot to ask whether their servings are to share or for single order, hence the amount of food for 3 people hehe. We brought home the leftover.

↑ The fixtures that I’m eyeing.

↑ My peg for the bathroom’s wall tiles. These are a bit expensive but there were no other tiles calling me so as of this writing, this is what I’m getting.

October 29

Spent most of the time this day sorting through my things because I need to empty my more than 20 year old cabinet since I want to apply polyurethane varnish to it to preserve it. I had wall problems aka water seeping into my walls and my cabinet got wet so molds were forming. The saddest thing is that, most of the pictures I kept in that cabinet were ruined huhuhu. Those were my graduation pictures! Hay yay yay.

I also need to vacate my room and transfer all my things to the other room in preparation for the repainting. You see, 5 years ago, I made the mistake of painting my room with several colors hehe. I now find it too “busy” and not really relaxing, hence the change of heart. It’s expensive, but I want a room that has a more peaceful vibe. My chosen color now is whipple blue from Boysen/Titan. It’s bluish-gray in their catalog. I hope it’s as pretty when it’s already applied in the room. Crossing my fingers.

I went to attend mass in the afternoon, and then some quality time with the BF after. For a change, there was no need to rush to catch a trip back to Manila. And since we had the time, we went to John Hay this time! We had dinner at the Bistro at Hill Station and then coffee after at Starbucks.

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↑ Busog lusog hehe!

The end.

2017 Week 38: A Grateful Heart

September 18-24, 2017

Last week, Friday to be exact, was a very happy one! Some of us attended a company event last Friday. This has been a yearly event for about 5-6 years now. I am not fond of attending events like this but I know I NEED to attend so off I went. Who would have thought that last Friday would be very different from the previous events.

Why? Here’s my long list of the happy moments just for that day!

  • Getting made up by a friend for the Friday grind. She volunteered to do my and another friend’s make up for the event. There’s no need actually, but for a change, I graciously accepted when she volunteered hehehe.
  • Spending time with some team members and friends
  • Listening to the executives’ speeches
  • Seeing our projects in the big screens
  • Giving our best shot at the big idea competition. We did not win but that’s fine.
  • Free hotel food.
  • Bluetooth speaker as a freebie.
  • Meeting some colleagues in person after months of talking to them on the phone.
  • After party where I tried 3 different drinks hehehehe
  • Our boss’s pendulum and hele moment. Not once but twice!!! This was so hilarious! 😀  😀  😀
  • Learning from the team that our post implementation testers have finally signed off because all bugs have been addressed. Whew!
  • Getting a box of Ferrero chocolates hidden under the chair I sat on! It’s yours if you found it. I shared this with the team who were left on their own last Friday to continue the implementation hehehe.
  • Winning an iPhone X which I’ll be able to get once these gadgets land in PH. Yes, I won a major price!!!!!! After years of not being lucky in raffles, I won. I really won this time!  😀  😀  😀
  • But the best of them all?! Getting  a hug and a kiss from Papa Mike (VP of APAC, my crush since nene days hahahahaha) when I went on stage for the obligatory photo op for winning the iPhone. Jeskelord! Waaaahhhhhh!!!  😛  :mrgreen:  😀

I still cannot believe it. I spent most of last weekend reliving all the events last Friday hahahahaha! Haaayyyyy! TYL!

Friday grind

↑Friday’s grind.

Freebie and a surprise gift

↑Freebies!

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↑The project we recently implemented!

And the winner is...

↑This was the moment he said that the winner was from our team and there I was, still busy taking the best shot of him on screen. Moments later, I heard him say my name! I won!!!!  😀  😀  😀

It was so timely that the sermon last Sunday was about grace moments. Pag na-experience daw natin yun, unang-una, natutulala tayo because it is so unexpected. It is God working. We just “created” the environment for it to happen. Ganyang-ganyan nga ang na-experience ko last Friday. Grace moment. Na of course, hindi ko ma-eexperience IF hindi ako nagpunta!

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

2017 Week 33: Weekend in Baguio 

August 14-20, 2017

I went home to Baguio last weekend for some family time.

I went out on Saturday with some of my nieces for some errands which I was not able to do in Manila.

We dropped by the grocery to buy some food.

We also dropped by Ace Hardware to check out their paints. I am planning to repaint my room but I can’t decide which color is best for the long term. I’m leaning towards blue/grey/bluish grey. There are many shades. I don’t know which shade I want.

I made the mistake of painting my room with several shades of blue and green. But the multicolored room is turning out to be not the best especially for small rooms. It just feels so “busy”. I want something that has a calming effect, hence the repainting plans. Plus, it looks dirty because of the sealer they’ve used before with cracked walls. I talked to my brother about it and fortunately, he learned something from a carpenter and there’s a remedy to conceal all those unsightly patches. Whew.

It was my grandchildren’s christening last Sunday and I was one of the sponsors. It was good to be home again after more than a month. The uncles and aunties were not complete but at least other cousins still joined us.

I made a quick trip to the hangar market to buy some vegetables – Baguio beans, potatoes, zucchini, broccoli. I wanted to buy more because it’s cheaper there but it was too heavy.

The BF and I had a short “we time” aka dinner before my trip back to Manila. I opted to return earlier even though it was a holiday on Monday to get some rest.

Enjoying her ride.

Someone’s enjoying the ride. Php 35.00 for around 3 minutes.

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Spending some quality time at Don Henrico’s.

The end.

Have a great week ahead.

Mylene

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