Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Horoscope for the Year 2012

I got this Chinese Horoscope from Megamall before Chinese New Year over 2 weeks ago. There was this large sticker on the wall with Chinese zodiac so I took a photo of my horoscope, being born in 1980 which was a year of the Metal Monkey.

1908, 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, and 2004

Secret Friend: Snake
Allies: Dragon and Rat

-Impressive personal chi allows you to go after your goals
-Need to counter the inauspicious energies that harm relationships
-Wealth and success luck are with you this year
-Health luck most favorable for the Metal Monkey (32 years), least favorable for the Fire Monkey (56 years)
-Finance luck most favorable for the Wood Monkey (68 years); least favorable for the Fire Monkey (56 years)

Best Months: March, May, June
Bad Months: February, August, October

Red Crystal Ball
Absorbs the argumentative energy of the number 3 star in the North by displaying this beautiful crystal ball with flaming fire. Perfectly round crystal balls invite harmony and smooth our rocky relationships.

Be-jewelled Wish-fulfilling Tree With Stand
This is to activate wood energy and the wealth luck of the year.

I am not Chinese and I don't really believe in things like this. I was just curios. Anyway, blessings come to those who deserve it right? I mean okay, your horoscope says 2012 is most favorable to you when it comes to money, but that doesn't mean you won't do anything and just wait for cash to come to your door. In Filipino, "Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa". Same thing with health, relationship, etc. One needs to work for it.

Today is the last day of January, the first month of the new year. I have planned some things, set some goals and started to work. How about you? Have a blessed new year to one and all! :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Mini Cooper: Driving is Just Cute

At EDSA, on my way SMX Convention center to attend the iPanema fashion show last year, I saw this blue car which caught a lot of commuter's attention. I don't know a lot of things about wheels, so I ask hubby about its model and I was told that it's the iconic mini cooper. I believe this one is vintage, but the owner might have customized it already.

Last night while on the way home, I spotted this vintage mini cooper again parked outside a store near our place. I saw him a couple of times before, however I was not lucky to have my camera with me.

In Philippines showbiz, actress Angelica Panganiban is famous with the mini cooper that was given to her by model/ actor boyfriend Derek Ramsey as an anniversary gift back in 2009. It was a yellow mini cooper car which Angelica named as "Baby James". That time, her mini probably costed over a million already. Oh well, what a very lucky pretty girl.

Now back to me, I still do not know how to drive and I don't think I would want to drive ever. If am only as brave as those drivers who run through EDSA, racing with buses, taxis and jeepneys. If only I have the guts, then I guess I will drive not just mini cars, I will also push myself in driving bigger cars like this Hyundai Tucson which I saw at Kotsebook.com. Cars are just too cute sometimes, right?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

So Chocolatey!

Hello ladies! It is has been a lazy week for me. Lazy because I had problem with my files and couldn't fix it, so decided to be a couch potato and had a marathon of Turkish movies. Well, no more problem now that's why I am back to blogging. Now look at these sweets. I know I have to watch my diet but they are very much tempting!

Hubby bought this the other day. This is one of Dunkin' Donuts newest premium donut.
My daughter and I shared bites but we couldn't even finish it.
If I remember it right, I think hubby said he paid P46 for this donut.

My yummy champorado or chocolate pudding with evaporated milk on top.
I have to slowly finish the glutinous rice I got from the province,
so I cooked this for breakfast. The little one loves this so much.

Then, hubby bought a cake BreadTalk AGAIN!
This one's called chocolate passion.
Like the Snowy Mountain cake, this cake also costs P600.

Later today, I am gonna be attending a couple of parties. You know in parties, sweets are always present. Very bad 'cause I'm trying to have a slimmer figure for my early summer vacation this February. What should I do? Like is too short to deprive yourself of things that's keeping you feel in love.. chocolates!!

Note: In moderation please. If you have a whole cake, slices it into small pieces and eat part by part. Have a sweet weekend everyone!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Doubles Showdown Final 5

I watched Survivor Philippines since the 1st season and until now, the Celebrity Doubles Showdown Season 4. I like Survivor Philippines so much because every episode is exciting. Each immunity challenge, reward challenge and tribal council is worth watching.

From a total of 10 celebrity couples or 20 castaways, last night, the final 5 were finally revealed. KC, Stef, Mara, Maey and Betong were left after Arnold of the Philippine Volcanoes was voted out.

On Mara: I totally agree with Stef when she said Survivor is not the place to fall in love. Poor Mara. She kinda reminds me of Jeff Gaitan from Season 2 who had a mutual understanding with her fellow castaway, Marvin Keiffer. The guy is cute and sweet so I couldn't blame Jeff. But Arnold? No!

On Stef: She is doing good. I mean, she works while in the shelter, pushes to her ability on challenges and votes wisely on tribal councils. Others call her maarte, I think she can possibly make it until the final 3.

On Maey: I can't believe this girl. She showed a lot of strength in immunity challenges and finally beaten Arnold with the balancing of pole challenge. She is just too kind that she gave back the immunity bracelet to Mara. Tsk tsk tsk!

On Betong: Very funny guy and lovable castaway too. A lot of people sympathize to this guy especially when he wanted to win a reward challenge for his very sick friend but lost it to Arnold. He didn't win anything yet, but let's see 'cause he might be a part of the final 3.

On KC: After Geneva decided to quit Survivor, KC moved on, played even without a double. I think it was better that way. His game is simple and he is also one of the most loved among the castaways. He stands as a threat to his fellow castaways but I guess his reputation as an good player will be able to take him to the final 3.

Among the five, I think I would want either KC or Maey to win as the sole survivor. Let's see!

Photo Source: facebook.com/survivorphilippines

Friday, January 20, 2012

Saving Money on Prescription Medicines

Everybody likes the idea of saving money. In my case, I get very stingy when working on a budget, trying to make ends meet. However, I don't think being stingy is good when it comes to my personal health and the health of my family. That's the reason why I always want choose the best for all of us. Besides, you can't afford to compromise the health of your loved ones, right?

So, if you are a mother or a parent like me, I think you'll be glad to hear about Walgreens Prescription Savings Club, a club that offers special discount pricing on medication. For only $10 a year, a family membership covers everyone in the immediate family, including a spouse, dependents 22 and younger and even pets. If you are an individual, you may join too for $5 and receive discount prices on prescriptions.

Other benefits include:
-Savings on more than 8,000 brand-name and all generic medications
-Discounts on flu shots, pet prescriptions, nebulizers and diabetic supplies
-Bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services

Now, that's a very good offer I know you wish to know more about. What are you waiting for? Support Walgreens and get updated with their offers. Like Walgreens on Facebook and follow Walgreens on Twitter!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Gifts, Reward and Winning

Hello ladies! It's Wednesday and I thought I'd post something personal again.
I just feel blessed and more loved by the people around me these days.
My in-laws sent some gifts from Turkey.

A red pashmina and a traditional blue Turkish scarf.
I requested my brother-in-law to buy these for me.
They're light so they can be worn anytime of the year.

A small evil eye bracelet, reminds me of the Grand Bazaar.

Then, hubby bought this evil eye pendant as replacement to my flower pendant.
Remember I wished for a J pendant? Well, I changed my mind and asked for this instead.
He also bought another item (something more valuable), but I chose not to post a photo here.
Thanks to my sweet hubby. I consider this his advance Valentine gift.

Next, I got this packet from the mail.
Dhemz of The Dias Family Spot sent it to me.
Thank you so much dear. You're so sweet! :)

Here's what's inside: a Christmas card, lip gloss, newsletter, photos, Texas postcard,
Minnie Mouse magic towel, chocolate bar and stationery.

For the reward, BDO sent me this Emerald Card and coupons which entitles me to lots of perks, freebies and discounts. Yay, I'm excited to enjoy the benefits of having this card.

Lastly, I won this blue dyed dress from Oxygen's Facebook contest.
Wooot! This is my first winning for this year!!

I just feel so blessed.
Thank you Heavenly Father for all these blessings!!!

Photo Source: www.facebook.com/oxygenclothing

Friday, January 13, 2012

Some Treats and Pampering

So busy these days. I am always out to run errands and everything. Luckily, I was able to squeeze my time for some shopping and pampering. I got my hair trimmed and treated at David's Salon.

Haircut P165
Hair spa P900
Massage free
Shampoo & blowdry free
A total of P1065 and relief in my part

My new hair.

My daughter thinks it's pretty! :)

For the treats: I got myself a new pair of sexy red brassiere from Natasha.
Sorry ladies.. no photo of me wearing this one. Haha!

And, some beauty products and cosmetics. Hubby requested for those bottles of Watson's Body Wash and cotton buds. Then, I emptied my Maybelline Lip Gloss so I just needed a new one. I know you know I already switched back to Nivea, but this weather is making my skin look and feel more terrible. While there is no doubt Nivea Body Milk and Nivea Hand Age Defying Q10 Plus work pretty good on me, I just have to buy A Bonne Spa Milk and Olay Total Effects again. These are two of my old favorite beauty products that work miraculously on my face and skin. Perhaps, I'll always use them from now on.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Fashion Meets Tech in Manila!

Manila, Philippines -- It was a fine day of January 10, 2012, Tuesday. I was invited to ALCATEL's launching of  BLAZE GLORY 918N and GLAM 810D, held at Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge in Global City Taguig. Bloggers, press and media people came to cover the event with Chris Tiu, the brand's endorser in the Philippines, as the special guest.

Introducing.. the GLAM 810D in Mystery Pink for all the fashionista ladies! It's chic. It's light. It's shaped liked a powder compact. Also available in Light Chrome for only Php 3,999.00!

And now, the android phone BLAZE GLORY 918N which is perfect for all the techie guys out there! This newest model from the Blaze Series offers similar features that are available from any other dual sim and android phones. Already out in the market for only Php 5,999.00.

This could be my next pink phone! :)

Models showing the BLAZE GLORY 918N and GLAM 810D.

Chris Tiu talking about Alcatel phones.

Posing for the camera with the BLAZE GLORY 918N.

So, wanna have an android phone or a cellphone which is fashionably chic?
Visit an Alcatel kiosk or Alcatel dealer near you and get either the BLAZE GLORY 918N or the GLAM 810D. Have fun!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

It's More Fun in the Philippines!

I created this post to show my support to the Department of Tourism (DOT) with their "It's More Fun in the Philippines"campaign. As a Filipino citizen, I felt the need in promoting it and telling other people about how good of a country this is. I know Philippines is not perfect and has a lot of flaws, but bottom line is, it is the only country that I have!

beautiful view of Manor Hotel in Camp John Hay, Baguio, Philippines

breathtaking view of Taal in Batangas from Tagaytay, Cavite, Philippines

non-commercialized beach of Bonsuran, Ferrol, Odiongan, Romblon


Last year, our family traveled local but also went abroad twice. This 2012, we are planning to have a short vacation to places like Cebu, Romblon (my province), Boracay and Vigan. I hope the list doesn't stop there though. Besides, tickets can be very cheap like that P1 base fare that I was able to get from Cebu Pacific. We'll see if we can maximize all the holiday of this year and have more fun here in the Philippines!


"One has to cry two times when visiting Philippines.
First upon arrival.
And second during departure."

-quoted from my husband

Sunday, January 08, 2012

All Pink Phones

My hot pink Nokia C3 turned one September last year.
I am already kind of tired using it so I'm now planning to buy a new pink phone.
I did a little research and here are my top picks.

Samsung B5722
Internal Memory 30 MB
Camera 3 MP
Dual Sim

Nokia Asha 300
Touchscreen Keyboard
Internal Memory 140 MB
5 MP Camera

 Nokia Asha 201
QWERTY keryboard
Internal Memory 10 MB
2 MP camera

Alcatel OT 908
Internal Memory 150 MB
2 MP Camera

Of all these phones, my number one favorite is Samsung B5722.
It has a very beautiful pink color, it's touchscreen and most of all, dual sim!
I am yet to check the price of this phone.
I hope it is affordable! :)

Source of Photos:

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"Bourne Legacy" to Shoot in the Philippines

We all know the famous Bourne film Series starring Matt Damon. There's The Bourne Identity in 2002, The Bourne Supremacy in 2004, and The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007. Now good new because the 4th part is coming which is called The Bourne Legacy. Another good news it that 25% of it will be filmed here in the Philippines. Francis Tolentino, chairman of  Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said that the film production chose to shoot here. Shooting will be held in Binondo, San Andres, Intramuros and former Nagtahan Bridge, now Mabini Bridge in Manila. Other shooting locations include Navotas fish port, EDSA-Pasay-Taft, Marikina Market, R. Magsaysay Blvd, and Ayala Avenue.

Tolentino said a long car chase scene is being planned along Taft Avenue in Pasay City.
“The movie will be shown worldwide. Its best that we clean the area first before filming,” said Tolentino. 
Since areas will be transformed into a movie sets, Tolentino said he will advise motorists for any road closures, intermittent traffic delays and use of alternate routes for motorists and pedestrians. 
The Bourne Legacy is a spy fiction thriller that stars Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, and Edward Norton. 
Meanwhile, the Manila City Government has set guidelines for an international movie company to observe while shooting several scenes the "The Bourne Legacy."
In a letter to the Philippine producer of the “Bourne Legacy,” Nikolo Juban, last Tuesday, Secretary to the Mayor Rafaelito Garayblas said the city has granted their request to temporarily close to vehicular traffic several areas in Manila.
These areas include portions of San Andres St. from January 11 to 15; J. Bocobo corner Remedios streets, January 18 and 19; Leveriza Street, from Balingkit to San Andres, January 15; San Andres corner Quirino and Taft Avenue, January 14); Riverside Road, Real and Sta. Lucia Streets in Intramuros, January 25 and February 17 and 18; Jones Bridge, February 5; and Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard, February 8 to 15.

The Bourne Legacy is said to be released in August of this year. I am sure a lot of people will queue for it in theaters including me and hubby. Well, there is a chance for me to see the shooting but I don't know. Who wants to go with me? :)

Photo Source: junaid-bhat.blogspot.com
News Source: mb.com.ph

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hello New Year!

The midnight of December 31, 2011 was the loudest ever.
We normally spend the holidays esp. New Year in the province.
There was a change of plan, so this time we stayed in the city.
As usual, I prepared different kinds of food for media noche.

The night was very colorful.

Firecrackers were non-stop.

Various fireworks display until midnight.

Mandaluyong and Makati skyline 5 minutes before the New Year.

And, this is the photo of the morning after.. polluted city!
Look at that, Makati is no longer visible.
The smog was so thick that I couldn't see the skyscrapers anymore.
We shut all of our windows almost all day.
Most of us did not go out until 3 in the afternoon.

How about you? How was your New Year?
Did you have fireworks too?

Monday, January 02, 2012

Sale Find: Penshoppe Cologne

Except for important events or occassion, hot days means just cologne days for me. It is always sunny here in the city that's why I almost always just spray on colognes alone. I am currently emptying a bottle of Victoria's Secret, so I grabbed these colognes right away the last time I went malling. One for me and another one for hubby. Glad to get them in a discounted price!

Sale Find: Penshoppe Be Fascinated Cologne (His and Hers)
Regular Price: P79 each
Sale Price: P55 each
Sale From: Penshoppe Megamall Branch