Beautiful Blogger Award

Yesterday, fellow Filipina Reena nominated me for this wonderful award. I am so grateful I received another award. When it rains, it pours. It feels great when someone appreciates your work.

In order to accept the award, here are the rules to follow:

~Post seven interesting things about myself. This is hard ‘coz I already shared a lot on my previous post, Let me think…Hmmm:

I am scared of driving.

I am scared of dogs.

Together with my daughter, we collect hotwheels.

I love pesto.

I don’t respond to text messages on time. Sorry to my friends and family.

My day feels incomplete without checking my fb or blog.

I want to go back to Dubai but this time not to work but to have a vacation. 🙂

~Nominate other bloggers who I feel deserve the award

In no particular order:

~Let them know about the nomination

I might include some names another time. I am really in a hurry!

Have a great week ahead everyone!

Travel theme: Liquid (Manila Ocean Park)

My take for Travel theme: Liquid.

I was thinking of something to share here aside from our glorious beaches, lakes, rivers, etc. Something like an indoor type. Browsing through my albums in FB, I came across our trip to Manila Ocean Park when my brother and his family went home for their annual visit in April 2010. I think that’s the perfect example of what I have exactly in mind.

Manila Ocean Park is Philippines’ first state-of-the-art Oceanarium, open water marine habitat, boutique mall, restaurant row and function facilities. There are actually a lot more activities/attractions today and we are planning to visit in December. Aside from oceanarium, fish spa, dancing jellies and musical fountain show, they have added sea lion show, Aquanaut voyage, glass bottom boat ride and penguin talk show. I am actually fascinated with penguins,  I’d love to see and interact with them. So happy that they have added this in the park.

How cute my daughter.. She was only 4 years old here.

My nephew and sister-in-law

I had a short hair and I was not that big compared now…  🙂

with Malou, also my sis-in-law

Fish Spa…

The last attraction… Musical fountain show…

Please click Manila Ocean Park to get more information.

Thank you Ailsa for another great theme!

You too can join, here’s the mechanics:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Liquid
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Guess who she is? Yes, she’s my lovely mum who I am so grateful for. Do we look alike? Naa, she’s mooorrree prettier. She’s the first person who came into my head when I checked our week’s theme. I haven’t thanked her for years for doing a great job as a mum and now as a grand mother.  I can’t even remember the last time we hugged. Even if I know.. NOW is the right time, I just can’t. I don’t know, I am just too shy or we are not used to showing our feelings for each other. I hope that through this blog I can express how much I am thankful I have her as a mother.

I want to say THANK YOU mum for always being there for me. Through good and bad times, through my triumphs and sufferings, you were always behind my back. You always take care of me even if I am old now. I know we have our misunderstandings every now and then, but I know at the back of my head, you just want the best for me. Thank you for showing me what unconditional love means. No matter what, you stood by me.

For all that  I want to say… T H A N K Y O U!

I am hoping she can pass by my blog and read this. I don’t want to tell her about this. I want her to discover my entry…

for Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful.

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Liebster Blog Award

My second award and it came two days in a row! It really feels great to be appreciated by someone. Thank to aysabaw for sharing this award to me.

How it works?

A) You are not allowed to nominate the blog who nominated YOUR own blog.

B) You paste the award picture into your blog.

C) You write up 11 NEW questions directed towards your nominees.

1. How do you want your readers to call you?

2. What sets you apart from the rest of the bloggers?

3. What is your favorite past time aside from blogging?

4. What’s your greatest dream?

5. What is your worst quality?

6. Describe yourself in two words.

7. Who or what inspires you the most?

8. What makes you very angry?

9. What do you think money cant buy?

10. Your greatest fear in life?

11. What has been the biggest disappointment in your life?

D) When you receive the award, you must post 11 random facts about yourself.


1. I am afraid of heights.
2. I love milk tea.
3. I am fascinated with passport holders.
4. I love kids.
5. I want to study Accounting, hopefully next school year.
6. I collect clothing tags, only the ones that I bought.
7. I miss my dad, he passed away for almost 12 years.
8. I am the youngest and only girl of 4.
9. Surprisingly, I have not been to Boracay. That’s my goal then for next year.
10. frustrated singer.
11. my childhood dream is to become a commercial model… Hahahaha

E) To answer the 11 questions asked by aysabay

1-2.What’s your favorite song/type of music? “Suddenly” by Olivia Newton John/love song mellow. I am also into R&B.

3. Hobby aside from blogging or writing? Photography, I am really hoping I can get a DSLR ssooonnnn…

4. Define love. I like the verse in the bible 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 –
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

5. What’s your greatest dream? Flight Attendant

6. Color that describes your personality. light pink

7. Favorite book. Sad to say, I don’t read that much.

8-9.Favorite teacher/professor. Describe him/her. Mrs. Segismundo. She was my science teacher in High School. She’s really strict but when you get to know her, she has a soft spot in her heart.

10 – 11. If you would be something else, what would you be and why? Bird. So I can soar as high as I want.

F) Pass the award onto 11 other blogs (while making sure that you notify the blogger that you nominated them.)

Patricia Prieto

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award


This really came as a surprise coz I never expected to be nominated for any award. I am a first timer for this and I thank TRS for nominating me. You made my day!

To accept this award, I have to follow some rules:

    • Display the logo on his/her post/page and/or sidebar – CHECK!
    • The Nominee must finish this sentence and post: ”A Great reader is…” :  is someone who  reads carefully to understand and grasp, someone who appreciates and can make a personal connection to you.   
    • Nominate 14 readers they appreciate over a period of 7 days (1 week) – this can be done at any rate during the week. It can be ALL on one day or a few on one day and a few on another day, etc., naming his or her nominees on a post or on posts during the 1 week) period.  Find your name on the list below! 
    • The Nominee shall make these rules, or amended rules keeping to the spirit of the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award, known to each reader s/he nominates.  CHECK!

My Nominees:

SUNDAY POST : Architecture (Cebu)

My take for

SUNDAY POST : Architecture.


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Green II

My second entry for Weekly Photo Challenge: Green.

I remembered our week’s theme when I saw myself in the mirror. My peplum top has a fresh shade of GREEN. So, why not share with you all. 🙂 Knowing that today is a manic, busy Monday, I decided to wear it with jeans.

This peplum top really fits my body. See how the frills cover my flabs? Gosh, I really wish I have a DSLR. For those who just read my blog, my aim is to show you guys clothes that can hide away unwanted fats without wearing girdles. Wearing one feels so uncomfortable, right? Back to the top, I advise you guys to invest on peplums. Not just for women like me, but for those who are blessed with good figures. If you wear it, the more that it will give you an hour glass shape.

You will find peplum tops, skirts and dresses. For my body with wide hips, the top is for me. So, if you are the opposite, the skirt is for you. If you have a beautiful figure, then, you are lucky! hahahaha.. IKAW NA.

December is just around the corner and it is starting to get cold that’s why I added my favorite cover-up. I love details plus the flowers attach to it. I don’t want to get it overused so I seldom wear this.

Have you noticed the dragonfly necklace? So cute… My mom bought it for only P250.00. She said it was hand crafted and the owner conducts workshops. Hmmm, which gives me an idea, Why don’t I attend one and start a business? Let’s see…

What about the vintage shoes from Calvin Klein? Nope, I didn’t buy it. Me pa? 🙂 My aunt from Hawaii sent us a package full of their used shoes. Now, I really do believe in the saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Ready to work!

With my officemates…

Have a wonderful week ahead!

By the way, I just added the “About Me” page with the help of AD. Thank you so much!

Peplum top: Cotton On
Cover-up: Forever 21
Jeans: Hot Kiss
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Watch: Sofie


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