Turning in early

Monday, June 27, 2011

I was planning to update my blogs tonight but I feel the need to rest early. I guess the busy weekend caught up with me and now I feel I am going to get sick. Throat is scratchy now (since this morning actually) :( I took a double dose of Vitamin C and lots of water. I hope this will go away tomorrow as we have a lot of things to take care of in the school. Our day will start at 530am!

Good night!


Buying Gold Bullion

Saturday, June 25, 2011

You probably have heard of ingots. These are in fact gold or silver metals in the form of bullion. They come in convenient sizes and shapes and are considered to be unique  investment. Instead of buying stocks or putting money in trust funds, to buy gold bullion is an alternative. Not everyone is aware that investing in such is a sound financial decision because the value appreciates. I have a friend who once mentioned that he and his wife bought some ingots a couple of years ago, and now have gotten their ROI and profits doubled. They definitely did not regret going this route.

Cirque du Soleil Varekai in Manila

Friday, June 24, 2011

Cirque du Soleil Varekai Manila

Cirque du Soleil Varekai finally opened in Manila. According to their website

Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world—a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

The word Varekai means "wherever" in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.

After the premiere night, I started reading rave tweets about the show. They say it was spectacular and it isn’t too late yet to get tickets for the show. I checked the website and there are a lot of seats still available. As for us, we are are scheduled to watch on July 7. *grin* Needless to say, I cannot wait for the day to come! watching Cirque is actually in my bucket list and I am happy that the husband is making it real for me :)


So sad that we had to postpone our home spa bonding session. The rains have not stopped and then we lost electricity around lunch time. What do you know, a small cyclone hit some communities a few blocks from here. That explained the power cut-off. I am glad that it did not pass by our village, else, I would have panicked! I just feel sorry for the affected families. Ane passed by the New Manila area and he noticed fallen trees and branches. In the news, some house lost their roofs. God bless us all.

We’ll just have to reschedule some other time. I really hope we push through with the plans.

Today is Spa Day :)

The ladies of E are coming over for some girl-bonding. About time we see each other again, because the last time we were together was back in March! We were supposed to go to the movies or spend time in a spa, but I could not commit. So I invited them over and we’ll just have food delivered and we’re calling spa/nails home service :)

The house, thankfully is in order and ready for guests anytime. Just a little scrubbing here and there and we’re fine. We also need to clean up the garden a bit because the rains and winds left fallen branches and wilted leaves. We won’t need simplicity zero turn mowers because there's no grass to mow anyway :)

Can’t wait to have them here. Can’t wait to be pampered too, heaven knows I badly need a pedicure!

A Quiet Royal Wedding

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Charlen Wittstock Prince Albert II of Monaco

Another Royal Wedding is happening on July 2 sans the fanfare that came along the union of Prince William to Catherine Middleton. This time around Prince Albert II of Monaco, 53, will marry Charlene Wittstock, 33, a South African national swimming champion who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics. The couple has been together for four years now but the lady is used to love in the shadows of the Prince, appear on his side when summoned and just smile and say little. After the wedding the bride will become Her Serene Highness, Princess Charlene of Monaco.

Too soon to change laptops

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My old Ivy (an IBM) lasted about 4 years before she finally bowed out on me. Now, our Santino who is barely two years old is already showing signs of conking out. I am afraid I will have to check out laptops – or ordinateurs portables, if I want to be fancy about it ;p – and save for a new one soon. Considering how long Ivy lasted, I feel Santino’s lifespan is too short. Maybe it is just the batteries but I also noticed the decline in performance for the past few weeks. But one' thing’s for sure, I am not yet ready to let go as we do not have a budget yet for a new one. So please Santino, hang on.

Dibo the Gift Dragon Plush Toy

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dibo the Gift Dragon


In February while waiting for our flight back to Manila in Singapore Budget Terminal, I saw a Dibo plush toy in one of the stores in the waiting area. I wanted to buy it so badly for K but knowing that we already bought her toys from the trip plus the gifts from my friends, I just let it go. This, before realizing that I have not seen Dibo items sold locally. I forgot all about it until recently when Joy posted in IG a shot where Dibo was in the background. Since Mai and family were scheduled to go to SG, I asked her to buy for K in case she sees it again. I was hopeful until they got back, and she told me she did not find any :( Now I really regret that I did not buy it back in February. I will probably just check out online stores or ask someone to buy one in the US or SG.

Birthday, coming up!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ane’s birthday is coming up in a month’s time. I have been window shopping for birthday gifts online, noting ideas and considering my budget (which is nearly non-existent if I may add, teehee). Buying him a gift is almost always difficult, thus challenging. I made him a Father’s Day mini-album, so making another one is out of the list already. I will probably just ask him what he wants – eliminating the surprise factor rather than risking getting him something he would not like.

Dental Mission

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The other day, our school dentists (actually my cousin and his wife) visited RSI to talk to the pupils about oral hygiene and to also check their teeth. We got there a little later so we only witnessed the last few students being checked. The morning turned into a cry-fest where the children are not used to dental visits. Most of them were really scared. Only two students got the dentists’ approval. The rest needs to have some procedures done already.

After all the students were checked, we had a chance to chitchat and my cousin offered suggestions for dental and medical equipment for the school. These were not prioritized during the setting up of the school but definitely must be considered in the very near future. We have a school nurse and first aid kits though for minor medical concerns. We are slowly getting there and we hope to be able to treat the students (dental-wise) within the campus soon.

Speed Blogging on Independence Day

Sunday, June 12, 2011

We went to mass this morning. Happy Pentecost Day people :) Feel the Holy Spirit upon you.

Then had my coffee and now speed blogging. I need to finish some tasks first before I can relax and prepare for Meggy’s party later. Guess why I need to rush? Yes, because I chose to sleep last night. LOL! I have a valid reason though, we were out almost the entire day and that was tiring huh. :p

A few more blog updates and I am done. TTYL!

Oh, and Happy Independence Day too!

AirPhil Express October Festival Promo

Get a chance to win round trip tickets to an October Festival Destination!

October Festival AirPhil Express

There are three Philippine Festival every October:

  • Hermosa Festival in ZAMBOANGA
  • Lanzones Festival in CAMIGUIN
  • MassKara Festival in BACOLOD
  • You need to choose from one of these festivals and blog about why you would love to experience the grandiose celebration. Three winners will be chosen, one for each festival, and each will win 2 round-trip tickets to that destination. This promo is until September 15, and winners will be announced on September 21. For the criteria for judging and other details, visit the Airphil Express Facebook Page.

    Acquired Skill

    Saturday, June 11, 2011

    The priest who blessed our new school building earlier this week said in his short sermon that these days, any person has no right to be ignorant. There are a lot of ways to learn stuff that if you still end up being dumb, it is entirely your fault because you are plain lazy. I agree to some extent.

    Anyway, I remember the priest’s words after talking to an old friend. She mentioned that she enrolled herself at a Houston beauty school to earn a certificate in cosmetology. About time, I told her. I’ve known all along that she will take this path because she’s been interested in make-up for as long as I know her. I looked up the school, Regency Beauty Institute and I think she made the right the choice. After all, this is one of the fastest growing beauty schools in the US. I can’t wait to be her model soon!

    **This blog post was based on information provided by Blogitive. For more information, please visit Blogitive.com or contact Regency Beauty Institute – 8201 South Gessner Drive, Houston, TX 77036

    Body Shop Sale

    Friday, June 10, 2011

    My friends over at Twitter and IG are raving about BB cream. I got lost in the exchange but I picked that it is something to conceal uneven skin color on the face? Face Shop and Body Shop (and Watson’s too, I heard) sell this cream. Maybe I can check out the Body Shop sale, which is until June 16, and see if BB is included in the discounted items?

    The Body Shop Sale June 2011

    But then again, June 16 is just a few days away and I am not sure if I will be able to go to a store. Hmmmmm…

    Yellow Cab 10th Year Treat

    This year, Yellow Cab is celebrating their Tenth Anniversary. As a treat to their loyal customers, they are giving away 10-inch pizza NY Classic Pizza for every 18-inch pizza ordered. But this only happens every 10th day of the month. Since today is the 10th, I am hoping Ane can treat us to another pizza ;p

     Yellow Cab 10

    Promo is valid for dine-in, take-out or delivery. Yellow Cab delivers 24/7 within Metro Manila, just call 789-9999.

    Migraine and Pregnancy

    During pregnancy, mothers stay away from over-the-counter drugs by instinct. Or if they cannot help it, they only take medicines prescribed by their doctor. Of course this is because they want to avoid side effects some medicines may have on the unborn child. It is therefore heartbreaking to find out that at least one drug company promoted a migraine drug for unapproved purposes. Later, some babies whose mothers took the anti-convulsant drug Topamax while pregnant were born with lip/cleft palate. I understand if those mothers are compelled to file a class Topamax lawsuit (through O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949). If you are one of those affected, maybe it is time for you to made a stand, too.

    Cheap Airfare

    We have a scheduled trip to Legaspi, Albay in October for Cate’s birthday and another to Iloilo in December for a family affair. I have been waiting for fare promos so we could save on transportation but I am less lucky these days to get seats. Just yesterday, Cebu Pacific announced zero-fare promo and would you believe seats were already sold out within two hours since the promo went live?

    I really wish we could grab a good deal soon so I can cross it out in my to-do list.

    School Opening

    We have been busy since early this week. We officially opened our school, RSI, on Monday. The week before, we had summer classes (deserves another post, albeit already past). It seemed like there was no order yet, which is expected on the first day of classes, but we are positive that things will fall into place.

    In the afternoon, when the first grade classes were over, we had the new building blessed. There are three classrooms (in addition to the library and computer room) and the teachers did a good job (over the weekend, if I may add) in making sure the rooms are conducive for learning.

    I will share pictures later when we are more settled already.

    When Accidents Happen

    Picture this: You are covered by an auto insurance then unfortunately, you get injured in a freak car accident. But the thing is, you got hit not while you are driving your car but while waiting on the pedestrian lights to go green. Surely, your insurance company will not cover this accident but the person who hit you must settle your claims, right? Sometimes, cases like this can be difficult to settle that is why you will need services of an Austin Personal Injury Attorney (well, if you live in Texas, that is. And you may contact one at O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949). You will need the expertise of a lawyer to speed up the process of settlement.

    Golden Spoon Free Toppings

    Saturday, June 04, 2011

    You got to run to the nearest Golden Spoon branch because they are giving away free toppings (certain toppings only and while supplies last) for every cup of frozen yogurt. Yes, toppings all you can fill! :)

    Golden Spoon

    This is not forever of course. Promo is only until the 7th. Hmmm I wonder if I can drag Ane to buy me a cup tomorrow! :)