2017 Week 32: Saturday Work | Oven Shopping 

July 31 – August 6, 2017

Some of us had to go to work on Saturday because we are a bit delayed with the project. There are too many findings but I’d like to already deploy the system so that it’s out of our plates. Crossing my fingers for lesser bugs this week.

Weekend

My vacationing OFW niece came to Manila for some errand. Thanks to TNVS, I didn’t need to fetch her at the terminal. I just had to book and monitor to make sure that the route is towards the apartment and not somewhere else.

After mass on Sunday, we went to the mall to check out convection ovens. I just want to try to homecook my food and have some variety in food preparation. I’d like to have roasted chicken and vegetables, bake some cookies, cup cakes and baked mac and lasagna! I was with my friend and she let me promise her to make sure that I use the oven often hahahaha. Opo inay hahaha. I bought the Hanabishi 40L.

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My new kitchen appliance which I MUST maximize its use hehehe.

And let me just say that I am really a noob when it comes to baking hahahha. I don’t even know which basic pans and other baking stuff I need to buy hahahaha. My friend and niece helped me put together. So I also bought a mixing bowl, muffin pan, measuring cups, and lasagna and pie glassware from Pyrex. The items from Pyrex were bundled and on sale at 30% off. I’m planning to get the other glassware from Pyrex the next time they are on sale.

We also went to Dad’s for merienda. Since I am on a no-pork this month, I had limited options of what to eat. However, I was still full by the time we were done hehehe. Ang hirap magdiet talaga.

The end.

Have a blessed week ahead.

Peace,

Mylene

2017 Week 23: Sales Hopping | Unplanned Shopping

May 29 – June 4, 2017

Work

After the vendor sessions, we needed to come up with vendor criteria to guide us in the vendor selection. There were many suggestions and nothing was finalized during that meeting. There were additional documents we needed to get from the vendors so it’s waiting period for us. However, the proposals were all in and I now need to create a summary of all the pricing.

The other project has picked up as well. I was able to discuss the requirements to our developers so that’s one thing out of my plate and we can all move on to development and test script creation in preparation for testing.

By the way, there was another opportunity for a speaking engagement for June 10. However, I had to decline because I’m going home this weekend and the topics are not one of my expertise. I need to spend time for research. So, next time na lang.

Whew.

Weekend

On Saturday, a friend and I visited some of the ongoing sales hehehe.

First stop was at Shoe Buffet held at Casa Filipino in San Juan. Well, I did not buy anything. There was one shoe I wanted but not available in my size so it wasn’t meant for me.

Second stop was at the Oster sale in their warehouse along Sheridan St., Mandaluyong. While I did not buy anything, my friend was able to buy a stick mixer with chopper and whisk that she was planning to buy for sometime now.

Ok, the next one is unplanned. However, we had a lot of time to spare while waiting for the Wonder Woman movie to start at 9 PM. We went around the shops to kill time.

Our last stop was at Rustan’s. Longchamp to be specific. Seriously, we just wanted to touch and admire the bags! But then, there was an ongoing sale! Some of their seasonal colors were discounted at 45% off. The others at 15% off and some colors at 25% off. Le Pliage red garance long handle, the one in my list of “wants” was on sale at 25% off. I bought one and paid Php 4,688.00. My friend got one in old rose too.

The sale is until July 2 or until supplies last. We bought ours in Rustan’s Shangri-la Mall.

They have increased their prices for the large long handle from Php 5,950.00 last year to Php 6,250.00 to Php 6,450.00 this year.

Longchamp Le Pliage Long Handle Red Garance

Hi. I’m red garance!

On Sunday, my brother and nephew came for a visit. Will have a separate post for the purpose of their visit hehe.

The end.

Have a great week ahead. As for me, dildil asin mode on. Hahaha!

2017 Week 17: Weekend Malling and Shopping

April 17-23, 2017

It was my brother’s birthday yesterday. Belated happy birthday kapatid!

Work has been generally peaceful, or so I thought. The storm came on Sunday, which did not allow us to sleep the whole night. Come Monday, bangag what else. KJ talaga. We can’t afford NOT to fix it because it affects Payroll. Soooo…..puyat kung puyat.

Pero nakakapraning because a friend’s ex- officemate collapsed last Friday in their office. She was brought to the hospital but she did not survive. The reason? They were so stressed the passed weeks because of an event. They were required to render extended work hours and report the next day on their usual work hours. Puyat + pagod + maybe other health issues = stressed much. And then here we were on Sunday….So guys and myself, wag abusuhin ang katawan kahit feeling natin kaya natin. Better be safe than sorry.

Anyway, weekend.

I went out on Saturday to apply for a PLDT myDSL subscription. I was thinking of not getting one anymore after my previous internet provider conked out due to obstruction in the area but I think I still need to have a connection at home. While I can use my phone, it’s still unstable and if work calls, I don’t want to rush to the office just to have stable connection. So there, hopefully, my application will be approved.

I met up with my friend because she wants to chill after learning what happened to her officemate. Actually, she came from the funeral parlor before we met and she wanted to shake off some bad vibes. We went to Chilli’s for some nachos, soup, salad and unlimited margarita.

On Sunday, I went to mass early and then proceeded to Baclaran after to get some goodies to be sold by my sister-in-law. I wasn’t able to buy briefs. Wala akong makitang maganda. Di ko na mahanap si nanay na pinagbilhan ko months ago.

I went to Megamall after to look for office blouses. Unfortunately, some of my blouses need to retire because while they are still usable, most of them are already showing wear and tear. Mga 3-5 years old na rin kasi mostly. Luckily, those that I found were on 20% discount.

I met with my friend again and we went to S&R this time. It was the last day of my membership yesterday and I wanted to buy the Ariel 3KG and Muesli before my card expires as I don’t have plans of renewing it this year hehehehe. Di ko kasi nasusulit naman at nakakatempt lang gumastos.

Then ayun nga, Sunday to sawa, work work work work work para sa ekonomiya. Pak!

Btw, sino excited na sa additional April 28 holiday?! Syempre isa ako don dahil more days to sepnd in Baguio again at magbutingting ng kung ano sa bahay.

Have a great week ahead.

Bow.

Clam chowder. This was sooo good. I’ll try to make one at home hehehehe. Masarap ang mga soup lalo na sa Baguio.

Salad – greens with chicken, potato strings and cheese.

Unlimited margarita. Cheers!

2016 Week 42 Recap: Shopping + Eating and a Movie

October 10-16, 2016

Yes, all those this week hehehe.

But living quarters muna. My MERALCO bill was lower than usual! I only used 98 KWH from September 13 –  October 12. Edel said in one of my previous posts that it looks like bills are lower if they are below 100 KWH. And it looks like it. I’m cracking my brain what’s different during that period from the rest of the months. We had a lot of overtime hours during that period and so I do extended works at home. Well, the only thing I can think of is that, while I spent more time at home, I wasn’t able to watch that much TV. And so, it must be the TV…we’ll see this month hehe. I want to know because I want a lower bill!!!!

Anyway, moving on.

Movie muna since nag-iisa. A friend and I watched Third Party on Sunday. I did not expect it to be that type of movie hehehe. But I got entertained, and again, another movie with a realistic ending.

Eating naman.

We had free Starbucks on Friday to celebrate the team’s successful implementation last August. Yes, super delayed since the team is just lazy to go out. Besides, we were so busy in the days following that major implementation. But it finally happened on Friday. Yey! Thanks, employer hehehe.

On Sunday, I asked a friend to try out Krazy Garlic. I heard about this restaurant years ago but I don’t frequent Greenbelt plus it was always full of diners. Luckily when we checked it out, there was no long waiting line so in we went.

Our orders. Both yummy! But it’s a little on the expensive side, I think. But then again, our tummies were happy hehehe.

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40 Kloves Chicken. Php 595 but masarap at malasa naman hanggang loob.

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El Callos Capitan. Equally yummy! I forgot the price! But it’s less than Php 500.

I had a major booboo though. Citibank has a current promo when you dine here pala!!! Spend a minimun of Php2,500 and maximum of Php5,000 and you get 40% off! If we added some more orders to reach the minimum spend, we would have take out viands sana! But I only saw the poster after eating, and I was only able to see Citi’s text about the promo, only after eating hehe. Next time, I’ll be more conscious of these things! Sayang kasi talaga.

Shopping

I did all sorts of shopping this week hihihi.

I bought a 6-set travel luggage organizer from a former officemate. Reasons? 1) I was looking for one for the longest time but I find everything expensive back then so I delayed my purchase thinking that these will be less expensive after a while hehehe and 2) I want to support friends with small businesses. I buy from them when their products fit my need.

6-set travel luggage organizer priced at Php300. Quality-wise, this is better than what I’ve seen at Daiso for the same price. My friend also said that this is much better than what she saw in Landmark.

We went to MOA on Sunday to pick up the 2017 BDJ planners. I was a little disappointed because I ordered a customized one (with name printed on it, and had to pay Php100 for this). However, when we got to the claiming area, my and my friend’s names weren’t printed. They had an email on October 13 asking for confirmation because they changed the position of the name to be printed. I gave my confirmation before their set deadline but our names were still not printed. While they were able to do it during the event, the printing wasn’t polished because of course it was done in a rush. It doesn’t look like it’s worth Php 100. My niece’s planner’s name was better. The design she chose did not require name position change so hers was printed in advance. Anyway, I just really wanted to try the one with names so I availed of it. But maybe I’ll not do it for the 2018 planner.

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I’m not sure if it’s noticeable here but my niece’s name was printed nicely than mine. But still happy to finally have them hehe.

Anyway, I’m still happy I now have my 2017 planner hehehe. I still love the kikay and colorful design. It’s encouraging to write on it.

And since we were in MOA, we did some window shopping in some of the shops. I saw a red Kipling bag and I want one! But still too expensive hehehehe. And I just bought my Longchamp bag a few months ago, so no, not yet.

I asked a friend to look for cheese boki if she happens to be at Cash & Carry. I learned about this from Ms. Diane’s blog maybe a year ago and I have been looking for it since then to no avail. I even always check out all 7-11 stores that I pass by hehehe. So, last weekend, my friend was able to buy not cheese boki but cheese ramen. Kerin na rin. Still with cheese. I have yet to try it.

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Php165.90 at Cash & Carry Makati.

And the highlight of my shopping escapade, which really really really made me giddy and happy and almost jumping while showing it to my teammates hehehehe. I think I already mentioned it here a few times that I want the Adidas Superstar. I was finally able to buy an Adidas Superstar!!! OMG moment talaga when I chanced upon it last Friday at Robinson’s Magnolia. I know it was meant to be since I also checked out Adidas Gateway few hours prior hehehe. Also, for some reason, I was itching to visit that branch so I excused myself after our Starbucks session and asked to be left behind for a while. And the sales staff informed me that it was their last pair in my size for 2016. New stocks will be delivered in 2017 already. Haaayyy, so happy and my teammates were happy for me too because come to think of it, I’m also looking for this pair for a year now!  🙂  😀  😆  :mrgreen:

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Hi! I’m Adidas superstar. My new owner was supposed to wear me today but she decided against it because it was raining and she didn’t want me to get dirty right away 😛 😀 😆

 

I went to mass at Greenbelt. Today’s gospel was about praying persistently. As per the priest’s explanation, we need to pray persistently because this is the food for our soul. When we do this, we won’t become weak when we encounter trials. Instead, we will still be strong to face these trials because our prayers during the times we don’t have these trials made us stronger. Thank you, Father for that explanation. And thank you, dear God, for your endless blessings.

Have great week ahead. Cheers!

2016 Week 41 Recap: On Offset

October 3-9, 2016

Work

I only went to work on Wednesday to Friday this week. I was on offset last Monday and Tuesday from a much needed break from all the stress of the past 3 months.

When I got back last Wednesday, thank God that there were few items to check while I was away. And these were covered by my teammate who I heavily rely on on days that I am away. Why? Because he’s quick to understand things, a fast worker and knows that work is work and just does what needs to be done.

We also had a call about another project which I’ll be involved in. I am excited about this even though it’s tricky since I am still in the process of striking a balance between the projects I’m now handling. But matapos lang yung enhancements nung system na nagpasakit ng ulo ko the past 2 months, I’m good.

For the non-work stuff.

10.03.2016

I was still in Baguio this day!

I spent this day with the BF. Although it was his day off, he had things to do in the morning so we just met at noon and spent the time together until it was time for me to go back to Manila.

  • Lunch at the nearby karinderya
  • Visited Home Outlet to check out what they have for a comfort room. My room’s CR is not yet done until now but it’s something I want to finish by end of this year or at least early next year. I want the Toto brand, similar to Japan’s toilet bowls, but they don’t have it. I’m not even sure if that’s available in the Philippines hehehe. But I want that. There’s a new model of HCG where the bidet is already int the toilet bowl but it’s expensive plus it’s not what I want hehehe. I will visit other Home depots in the coming days. Hopefully I’ll find one. I don’t even know if that piece with “controls” is part of the toilet or it’s a separate accessory. Need to research.
  • Dropped by Japan Surplus (because it was raining hehe) to just look around. I saw microwavable clear glasses which I think are a steal but did not buy it.
  • Went to town for what else, more food!!! And 2 bottles of San Mig light. Ako ang nagyayang mag-inom just to release stress. Inom na inom na kasi ako matagal na 😛 . Mid-afternoon pa lang yun, san ka pa hehehe. We went to Pizza Volante, the same place where we had our first date. Incidentally, we occupied the same seats. Syempre na tatandaan ko pa ‘no  😛  😀 . Bundat na bundat kami after nito so kailangan maglakad-lakad.
  • Went around some of the ukay shops to look around. Did not find any good deal. Besides, I wasn’t really looking for something.
  • Went to SM Department store. He was looking for white shirts so we were mostly in the men’s section. Keri naman. Di naman awkward hahaha.
  • Went to Ace Hardware to of course look for more toilet bowls hehehehe.
  • Went to SM Appliance to check out their gas ranges.
  • Went to some of the shoe stores to look for my Adidas Superstar. Kay ilap ilap nitong hanapin.
  • At around 8PM, we walked to Victory Liner terminal because I was going back to Manila that night. Huhu. In fairness to him, sinamahan naman nya ako until makabili ako ng ticket at makasakay kahit antok na antok na sya.
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Spending quality time together over a few bottles of beer :p. See those frozen glasses? Pareho kaming napa-wow hahaha. Yes, first time namin makakita ng ganon :p.

10.04.2016

I was still on offset this day so I used most of this day to catch up with my backlog on the 30 day blog challenge.

I also spent some time filling out the Sunlife forms for automatic deductions of a specific amount for my investments from my BDO account. I like this setup better because it forces me to really set aside something monthly. Automation all the way.

Since tamad din akong magluto, I had food deliverd from Kenny Roger’s. I tried their no fry fried chicken. Masarap sya! Good alternative if sawa ka na sa roasted chicken nila hehe.

Weekend

On Saturday, I met up with my friend because I wanted to go with her to see the units for rent at Cityland Grand Central Shaw. She’s looking for a new place to move to that’s nearer her and her cousin’s work place and near an MRT station for easier commutes.

We went to S&R Shaw after for lunch and to check out if there are any good deals left after their sale last weekend.

Well, well well, I was able to buy a 900g Nutella for only Php324.95. Grabe ang mura! Dati more than 500 ata yung 700g nito. Di naman ako naghoard. Bumili ako ng isa lang hehehehe.

I also bought Market O’s real cheese chips. Syempre nakuha na naman ako sa chips. At nakain ko na sya. Lasang cheese chips naman. Pero I think it’s expensive at Php99 for only a small pack. It says 19.5 cheese, so di naman purong cheese talaga. May halong potato pa rin.

Eto sya. Bastay anything cheese, yummy for me hehehe.

Eto sya. Basta anything cheese, yummy for me hehehe.

I also pre-ordered 2017 BDJ planners for my friend and niece yesterday night. It’s 20% discount if you pre-order but you have to claim it at the BDJ fair on October 16. Since my friend and I are planning to go, might as well order now. It includes customization so we have our names in our planners. Can’t wait for this. I’ve been buying their planners since 2013 kahit hindi ko namna religiously nasusulatan lahat. At medyo mahal sya sa totoo lang, BUT way cheaper than the coffee shop planners naman. Pero masaya pa rin kasi if you have written accounts of your appointments eh. So ayun, I still buy hehehe.

On Sunday, I just went out for mass in the morning. I also bought some sticky rice pudding and cassava cake from one of the vendors at the church ground.

Takeaway from the mass: may awa ang Diyos lagi at hinding-hindi tayo pababayaan. Thank you for this reminder, Father.

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Sticky rice pudding and nutella for brunch! Samahan mo pa ng kape. Solved na solved ang tyan hehehe.

Took a nap in the afternoon and readjusted my budget a little to accommodate my Sunlife monthly deductions.

And lastly, do this blog post before calling it a night.

And so, goodnight everyone. Have a great week ahead.

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