Sunday, June 29, 2008

It was my youngest brother's birthday last thursday. He treated us to dinner at Heaven N' Eggs in Trinoma. The food was great! Plus they gave us complimentary waffles and nachos. Yummy! We had coffee at Figaro after dinner to cap the night off.

To my Bro, Happy, Happy Birthday! Thanks for a wonderful dinner! I wish you all the best in life. Take Care always because you know how much I freak out when you're sick and when you are not home yet! Even if you're in your early twenties now, you're still my baby brother! Remember that ok? Love you, 'toy!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

EDC @ 25

Our mother company, EDC, celebrated it's 25th anniversary last June 19 with a grand dinner at the Wack-Wack Golf & Country Club. The invitation strictly requested all guests to come in their formal attire. So, formal we did! Here are some of our pics:

OADC Management Committee with our Group President and General Manager

Happy Anniversary EDC! More Power!

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Moment of Truth

I have been caught up with tons of work that's why I never got to do your tags on time ladies. So sorry for that. So whenever I got the time I make sure I get one done, at least. Got excited when I got this tag from Eds. To follow na lang the rest ha?

Thanks sis!

:::Start here:::
1. Sojourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for what You Will 4. LAINY’S MUSINGS 5. OUR JOURNEY TO FOREVER6. My Paperless Writings 7. As The World Turns 8. My Daily Discourse 9.From This Side 10. Our Family Adventure! 11. Shopaholic Ties the Knot 12. Fun|Fierce|Fabulous 13. My Colorful World 14. D'Cooking Mudra 15. Princess 16. Jenny and Belle 17. 18. My Precious 19. The Simple Life of a Baghag

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.


1. This tag should be pass on to your friends.

2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.

3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.

4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.

5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag. Here are the questions. Be honest with your answers.

Lets Start:

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
~ We met in school (DLSU Graduate School of Engineering). We were classmates ;)

2. Where did you go on your first date?
~ FIRST OFFICIAL date I remember was a Regine Velasquez Concert at Makati Shangri-la.

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
~ Oh gosh sa movie house yata hahaha!

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
~ According to him, there was only one. Bait ng hunny ko noh?

5. What is his/her ethnicity?
~ Filipino, though other people thinks he looks chinese.

6. What is his/her favorite food?
~ A lot actually! But we both love steaks!

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
~ He's a jolly person but when he gets really mad (which is seldom lng naman), scary!

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?
~ I guess when he proposed to me

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
~ It's a long but sweet story, it was unexpected which makes it more romantic. We're having dinner at one of the highest point in Antipolo (Cloud 9) and there he arranged for a very unforgettable night. Basta there was a band who was singing love songs that night (turned out he hired them to sing for us), a bouquet of orange tulips with scrolls inserted in between where he wrote the most romantic letter and a cake that he presented with the words "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" and my engagement ring sitting pretty on top of the cake. Hay... super kilig! Pang movies!

10. When did you know he was the ONE?
~ When he paid me a visit at my home in Laguna. And he got along well with my family and my family loved him at that instant!

:::End here:::

I guess everybody's pretty much done with this tag so I won't tag anyone. Feel free to snag this if you haven't done this yet :)

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Monday, June 23, 2008

on baseball stuff

I have been watching a lot of T.V. last weekend and among the channels I got hooked was sports channel such as ESPN and Star Sports. I am not a sports enthusiast really except maybe for Formula one and tennis, but lately, I have a sudden interest on baseball and football. One of my favorite movie is Bend it like Beckham and love for football (or soccer) is very much the essence of the movie. I don't know how to play the game but I love watching the players do their best just to get that ball into the goal. I want to learn more about it that's why i've been visiting sites and forums about baseball picks and free football picks. Glad I found and joined this forum that offers free nfl picks and I was able to talk with hard core fans and learn more about the game from them.

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online casinos

Have you ever tried Online Casinos? A lot of people are now hook on this form of Online Gambling. Though I am not much of a gambler, I have been fascinated with these Casino Games such as roulette, black jack, poker and many more. But one must be careful in choosing the right online casino. It must be one of the best and most importantly reputable as there are a lot of scams out there especially on the internet. As they say, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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online polls

I will be attending a friend's wedding this saturday and until now, I still have not decided yet on what to give him as a wedding present. Hubby will be one of the principal sponsors (would you believe that?) and that makes it more hard for me in choosing the right gift. I was thinking of creating an online poll to help me get through with this. I have so many things in mind so a little help from my cyber friends will be much appreciated. I will definitely check out - free online polls for their accurate and stable polls.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Anniversary Dinner

Hubby and I had a simple dinner at HEAT in Edsa Shangri-la Hotel to celebrate our 6th Wedding Anniversary. Well, what can I say but I super LVoe the buffet spreads at Heat! I think there are more than 10 sections. I had the time of my life as I was able to eat a lot of my favorite food including steak and salads. The dessert buffet is soooo yummy especially the teppanyaki ice cream. LVoe it!! It was our first time in HEAT and I think we're coming back for more. We use to go there when it was still called the Garden Cafe but now that we've tried HEAT, we love it even more!

Sorry, no picture of us because we're just too busy eating, lol.

Btw, guess who were dining also that night? It was the beautiful Lucy Torres-Gomez with her equally cute daughter, Juliana! Lucy sans makeup is really beautiful I tell you. I didn't realized she's that tall pala. Her group (she came with her two brothers) were seated next to us so imagine us making side glances while eating, hahaha.

Anyways, we went home right after dinner as we're so full already and didn't have enough space for a night cap anymore as what we originally planned.

It was a simple dinner made extra special by good food, nice conversation and celebrity sighting :)

Oh, I almost forgot, was able to take a look at what bag Lucy was carrying that night...... well, what else can it be.......... it was an LV MAHINA XXL in Grey. LVOE IT!!

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on car rentals

A friend of mine recently got back after almost-a month from a much-needed vacation in Europe. Just saw her pictures on her multiply site and boy! how I envy her! You see, her group was able to visit a lot of european countries in a span of 20 days! Would you believe? She has gone to London, Rome, Prague, Germany, and so many other places. I asked her, "how did you do all that travelling? " And she told, "it's all about planning ahead" and she was right. Before going on the trip, she made sure that their itineraries are all set from hotel accommodations to flight schedules including Car Hire which will take them to different places. One thing my friend recommends is getting the services of reliable car hire companies, like, that can give you the best car hire deals you could possibly get. They have the most number of suppliers than any comparators. So the next time you need to prepare for an out of the country trip, don't forget to include car rentals from in your plans.

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Got this award from MM. Thanks sis! Though, i've done this already, I have lots of favorite blogsites that I never fail to read everyday. So, this award goes to them also:

Eds, Macy, Nikki, Steph and Mich.

The rules of this tag are as follows:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.

Make sure you visit the link above.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Love is more than just walking into each other's life....

It's about walking together in the same direction.

Thanks Hunny for being there always!


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Beautiful April

Tagged by Kelly. Thanks sis!

The rules:

* 1.Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.

* 2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.

* 3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.

* 4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.

* 5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)

* 6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Name: Jesse

Birthday: April 07

Calculation: 7

My Wish List:

Though, my birthday has passed already, I can still wish pa naman right? And today is our 6th wedding anniversary so this is very timely :).... Maybe in a copule of weeks (as hubby promised), i'll receive any one of this..

1.) LV Neverfull MM in Monogram or Damier (I saw a lady at shangri-la plaza carrying this new baby, LVoe it!)

2.) LV Speedy 30 (Monogram, Damier & Damier Azur.... I want them all! hehe wish lng naman eh)

3.) Goyard St. Louis in Bubble Gum Pink

4.) LV Monterguiel

5.) A trip to Hongkong kahit late this year

6.) An Apple 3G IPhone

7.) And last but not the least......A brand new Car :)

April 7 - Jesse February 22 - Kelly February 23 - Jammy March 7 - Mari May 8 - joanjoyce May 27 – Zang Caesar June 10 - Vien September 30 - Mckhoii December 18 - JoshuaOngYS

Anyone can snag this :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Got this tag from my new blogger friend, Pat. Thanks sis!

1. List 6 things that describe yourself today.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

Well, what do I need to do in the next three days? Here it goes:

1. Prepare for a morning mass to celebrate our mother company's anniversary. I will be part of the choir :)
2. Do tons of work! I just had series of meetings and I left behind dozens of pending work. Tsk. tsk. tsk.
3. Visit my aunt who's confined in a hospital due to hypertension.
4. Tomorrow, Saturday, i'll have my first driving lesson! Wohoo! Excited na ako!
5. Buy father's day gifts for my Dad and Dad-in-Law and Baptismal gift for baby Chloe.
6. On Sunday, attend baptism of my niece (my BIL's daughter), Chloe and later in the afternoon attend another lecture at A-1 Driving. And of course, hear mass pala muna early in the morning.

So there, whew! Another full-schedule weekend ahead for me. But I love it!

Links:Creative In Me, Little Peanut, Me and Mine, Pea in a Pod, Sugar Magnolias, BLOGGERHAPPY, Berry Scrappy, Changing Lanes, Pit Stop, Kapturd, and so i am, Princess Bela, Our Journey To Life, My Planet Purple, Women xplore, Princess Vien, A Pcketful Of Happiness, As We Face Forever, Our Family Adventure!, My Random Thoughts, My World, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, The Simple Life of a Baghag

Feel free to snag this. I think everyone has done this na :)

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

One Happy Weekend

Hi all! I'm back from a very busy but fun-filled weekend. It was a busy weekend because I had a full schedule from Saturday to Monday.

Saturday - I attended my driving orientation class at A-1 last Saturday at 9:30 in the morning! Imagine that early on a saturday morning?! So it means I had to get up at around 7 to prepare for my class. Anyways, hubby enrolled me at A-1 Driving School. Finally! He agreed to let me "go" and do my own driving, yipee! yey! You may ask why the sudden change of mind? Well, you see there's been a development lately in terms of hubby's career. He's recently been invited to join a real estate company who's into high-rise building development. The offer I must say is quite good that's why he decided to give it a try. Since it's been his plan naman to join or engage in a work that is related to high rise development. So, with his Dad's blessing, he temporarily left his "comfort zone" to gain more experience in this field. I truly support this new endeavor of hubby. I wish him well and I know that he'll do good because he has lot of potentials. So, back to my driving, the reason why hubby decided that it was time for me to learn how to drive, is that he will not have the luxury of time like he used to before when he's still working with his dad. He'll have his own schedule now and may not be available all the time. And since, the company he's now with will provide him with a company car, I can now use our car all by myself. Yey! So, I started with the orientation last Saturday and my first driving lesson (actual driving) will start on June 14. So wish me luck girls!

Sunday - went home to Laguna to spend two days with my family and relatives. We went swimming and spent the night in a resort and we had a blast! It's good to be with my family. I suddenly realized how much I missed spending time with them especially my cousins. We'll post more kwentos and pictures soon. I still have to get the pics from my brother. I hope we can do this again. I had so much fun :)

Monday - it was my mom's bday and death anniversary and we have planned the yearly "padasal" in her honor in the morning. We prepared merienda for the guests and for us as well. And then spent the rest of the day, sleeping, eating, and watching t.v. Before we left for Manila, we made a visit to the memorial park where our departed loved-ones (mom, lolo and lola) were laid to rest to give our respects. I missed them all so much. Will make a separate post about my mom later. It will be my tribute to her on this special day.

That's about it muna. I hope to post more updates in the coming days and also I need to do my "assignments". Got lots of tags from you ladies! I will do them all, I promise! Thanks for always remembering me. Please do visit for more updates.

Take care everybody and have a nice week ahead :)

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uk casino once more..

A friend of mine recently got back from a grand vacation in Europe. Of course, she has a lot of stories to tell as she was able to visit a lot of european countries during her trip. But one memorable experience for her was when she was in London and got the chance to try uk casino. You see, my friend has not really tried her luck in casinos but since she was already there, she decided to try her luck. She did well (that's according to her :) and her stay in London was made more exciting with this casino experience. Since she still has a "hangover" from all this, I recommended that she try out Blackpool Club since it provides the best online entertainment in UK casino, UK poker and UK bingo. The site has a lot to offer and has a wide range of excellent games including slots, roulette, blackjack, video poker, 75 ball bingo, Texas Hold’em, chat games and more. Great bonuses, like £21 free for new bingo players, and 125% deposit bonus for casino players, awaits all players and there are plenty of chances to win. My friend was glad to have known this site. I'm pretty sure she'll enjoy this site as much as she did when she was there in London.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Is this true?!!

Sorry but i really have to post this. I snag this one from Jacqui because I wanted to try it out myself. I'm kinda expecting a different result since I know that i'm not really that "fit". So imagine my surprise when I got this result....

Your Weight is Ideal

Your BMI is 24.2 - a healthy BMI falls between 18.5 and 25

Congratulations, you are the perfect weight for your height.

Even though you may not be entirely happy with your weight, you are healthy.

So gain or lose a few pounds if you want, but don't go too crazy!

Don't agree? Blame the government standards we based this test on!

Totoo ba ito? I did not cheat ha! Promise! I guess I just need to continue my workouts (thanks to our HR who has been organizing free aero/yoga/cardio sessions) and concentrate on my body parts that need attention (ah hello bulging tummy, belly and love handles, you really have to go..). I'll watch na rin cguro what I eat. And lots of water! I plan to lose at least 5 pounds minimum eh. So, I think this result is a good sign, don't you think?

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

SATC movie

Finally, i'll be able to watch this tonight...

Am I going to like it?.... I hope :)

Is it going to be better than the series? ..... I hope :)

Am I going to see lots of Manolo's, Jimmy's, Prada's, LV's, etc, etc, etc, ........
I really, really hope so!

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another q & a tag

Another question and answer tag from Jhona. Thanks sis!

1. Would you forgive your best friend for sleeping with your husband/wife?
big NO!

2. Where were you last week?
=) Most of the time in the office.

3. Have you ever seen a live bat?
=) yeah... scary

4. Do you like Big Macs?
=) yeah..though di ko maubos sya

5. Are you single?
=) I’m happily married

6. Do you like the color orange?
=) not really. too loud for me.

7. Do you find it in your heart to forgive?=) of course. i'm just human :)

8. Would you rather not eat or not sleep?
=) not eat siguro... para pumayat ako hehe

9. Have you ever seen a real redneck?
=) nope...

10. Do you like tattoos and piercings?
=) big NO

11. Where was the last place you got your hair cut?
=) AZTA Urban Salon

13. Do you care if people talk smack about you?
=) only if i know them and are close to me

14. How long do you use the phone daily?
=) when it's official business, i try to limit my calls to 5 mins each. pag personal, unlimited hahaha!

15. Do you like snakes?
=) NO! NO! NO!

Feel free to snag this!

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I'm now catching up on your tags, ladies. So here's another one from gracie girl. Thanks sis!

1. add your blog/s to the list. feel free to add all your other blogs. it’s okay if you only post these questions in one blog as long as you answer them.
2. get back to ME {refers to YEN} and i’ll add your blogs to the master’s list here! yup, another linking thingy but this one has 15 questions and you get to enjoy answering them too!
3. tag as many friends online you know. but you don’t need to be tagged in order to join.


1. when you buy a greeting card, are the words or the picture more important to you?
- I consider both.

2. what’s your favorite kind of cake?
- I super love chocolate cakes from red ribbon and starbucks, mango bravo cake from Conti's

3. do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them?
- i usually buy gifts but I always try to choose a gift that has a special meaning or will be useful to the person.

4. what’s your favorite holiday?
- Christmas!! it's the best!

5. are you going on holiday this year? if so, where?
- not sure pa. But would love to visit Hongkong and Singapore again. Kahit late this year siguro. Depends on our schedule.

6. what was the best party you’ve ever been to?
- my wedding syempre!!

7. if you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like?- our wedding is just like any other wedding. I think what made it special lang was the fact that our whole family (from both sides) were present including relatives from abroad. Also, my dear Lolo was also there who came all the way from the province to give much love and support. He was 89 back then. He passed away two years after and i'm glad that he was able to attend that special day.

8. what’s the most romantic thing that’s ever happened to you?
- this is hard to answer as i've had experienced quite a lot of romantic gestures from hubby but I think the most romantic would be the time when he proposed to me. It was quite unexpected and the mere fact that he had planned it for months is romantic enough for me.

9. what’s your favorite girl’s name?
- I used to love the names Cristina and Patricia back in high school. But now, since common na sya, i'm starting to like cassandra and sabina.

10. what’s your favorite boy’s name?
- Fernando and Antonio. too old fashioned noh?

11. which celebrity would you like a dream date with?
- Shane West-I had a crush on him since I saw the movie A walk to remember; Patrick Dempsey-he's my dream doctor from Grey's Anatomy. Love this guy!

12. which female celebrity do you find beautiful?
- local celebrity: heart evangelista / Hollywood celebrity: Catherine Zeta-Jones

13. which male celebrity do you think is attractive?
- local celebrity: piolo pascual / Hollywood celebrity: Patrick Dempsey and Shane West

14. what is your best character trait?
- my being thoughtful, warm and sweet. Naks!

15. what is your worst habit?
- i think my being gullible

Now i'm tagging Sheila, Jacqui, jhona and dez

the list:

1. Me and Mine 2.Creative In Me 3.Little Peanut 4. Pea in a Pod 5. Sugar Magnolias 6.Me,Myself+2 7.FunFierceFabulous 8. Supermodel Wannabe 9. A Reality Bite 10. The Simple Life of a Baghag 11. YOUR BLOG HERE

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A Lot about L

Dez tagged me here. thanks sis!

Name 10 Things that start with the letter "L"

Lourdes - is my second name. I only got to use it when I entered high school since my mom insisted that I start using it to correct school records. I was named after "Our Lady of Lourdes" since my mom is a marian devoteee.

Laptop - is my favorite "toy" at the moment since i'm always in front of the computer.

Laugh - had a good one earlier while chatting with my officemates.

Lipstick - can't leave home without it because i'm "maputla".

Love - is all we need.

Lotion - is a staple in my dresser since I need to moisturize a lot.

Load - work load that is. I've been swamped with lots of work this week I don't even know where to start!

Lost - quite a lot of "opps" lately due to my busy schedule. Sayang. tsk..tsk..tsk..

Lean - in order to achieve this, I have to cut on my carb intake and eat lots of veggies and fruits. Kaya ko kaya?, lol.

Life - is beautiful. No matter what.

I'm now tagging Maritess, Shimumsy, Retche and Juliana.

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Monday, June 02, 2008

Hi all...

I'm still here. Thanks for all the tags ladies. I just have to take an early rest tonight because i'm too tired from a day full of meetings. Kakapagod.

Will do all your tags tomorrow. Plus update on the latest "going-ons" with me. I had fun last weekend having spent two days with my Dad and siblings in Laguna. We attended my Dad's High School Reunion. They just had their Golden Jubilee Celebration! Imagine that?! 50 years and they are all doing great! At least most of them. I'm glad my Dad had a wonderful time. We did too except for the scourging heat we experienced! Sobrang Init!

Wishing everyone a happy week ahead!

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