Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscar Gowns 2011

One of the things I look forward to during the Academy Awards are the gowns. And here are my top faves this year (photos from

and the gown that blew me away is by Monique Lhuillier nonetheless! (go pinoy!):

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Lady Gaga - Born This Way - Music Video - Acoustic Cover by Tyler Ward ft. Alex G

i sooo love this song! :) love this version as well:

Sunday, February 20, 2011

RaiRaiken Ramen at 50% off

Oh my! RaiRaiken Ramen at 50% off. Wow! I've been hearing loads about this restaurant and with the husband's Japanese blood and all, it's on my list of places to try this year. So I guess this might be the best time to do so (kuripot mode: ON!) hahaha. :)

Promo runs from February 11 to March 20 (there's a schedule of branches, i think). for more info see Boy Kuripot's post.

Pilar Homeowners Village Association: PLEASE TRAIN YOUR GUARDS!

I need to calm down. Breathe Maan breathe.

One of my biggest pet peeves is the inability of the people from the service industry to actually serve. Ugh.

I had another run in with a security guard from Pilar. Normally, I am nice to guards. I have NEVER in my life even as much as raised my voice to any of them. In fact I try to be extra nice when dealing with security people. But this particular security guard from Pilar Village in Las PiƱas irked the heck out of me. I’m so pissed that I cannot even think straight right now.

FYI Mr. Security Guard: just because you carry a gun and wear a uniform doesn’t give you the right to be rude to people.  I may not be a homeowner, but I can easily pay your 20 pesos! And to the Pilar Homeowners Village Association: kindly train your guards to be respectful. This is not the first time we’ve encountered rude security guards from your village or at least get a security agency that can do so . The first one tried to sell us your sticker for 300 pesos more and now this?! Geez!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Human Heart Nature's Tinted Lip Balm Sheer Lip Soother - A Review

One of the newest products of Human Heart Nature (HHN) is their Tinted Lip Balm Sheer Lip Soother, which I got for P69.75 (actually P52.31 because my mom’s friend has a dealer discount. Yey for me. Haha. )


Let me start off by saying that I love lip balms, I have always loved them and I think I’ll always will. I tried lipsticks and glosses, but they just don’t suit me. I really got excited when HHN came out with this tinted lip balm and I wanted to try it right away.  I was hopeful that this could be my next go to lip balm.

So anyway, here’s what I think about this product (some yays and nays):

·        It’s organic, 100% natural. The HHN website says it’s a unique combination of beeswax, sunflower oil, rice bran oil, avocado oil and calendula extract to offer nourishing protection and a soothing, cooling sensation.”

·        It’s cheap. for P69.75  (cheaper if you have the dealer discount), it’s one of the most affordable lip balms out there.

·        I like the shade. Now this is very subjective. I go for the natural look and the shade just suits me fine.

·        I love the pepperminty taste. Feels like you just brushed your teeth. LOL. :D

·        It tastes like wax. It basically tastes like your average lipstick, which I’m not a big fan of.

·        It’s not as moisturizing. I’ve had more moisture from my other balms.


Overall, I like this product, but would this be my go to lip balm? Well, not yet. I just like it mostly for the minty taste, which feels refreshing.  I imagine this will be great when the summer months come.  But other than that, I still keep a tube or two of my other balms just in case I don’t feel like tasting wax. LOL. :D

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Philippine International PyroMusical Competition 2011 – DAY 1

 The husband and I decided to go to the first night of the Philippine International PyroMusical Competition. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

We went the kuripot (stingy) route and decided not to purchase tickets. hahaha. :D tickets were priced at 1,500 (with dinner) down to 100 pesos, I think. we just didnt think it was worth it (all right, we’re just plain stingy. LOL.) 

the damage?
P30.00 – parking fee
P350.00 – food
TOTAL: P380.00 – awesome right? :D

I guess we lucked out cause we were able to get a parking space with a great view. It was right smack in the middle of the whole show. We were barely able to hear the music, but the fireworks was so amazing, it didnt really matter. haha. :) add that to the fact that we didnt have to wedge ourselves with those who bought tickets, we were perfectly happy and comfortable in our car. :D

although I also have to say that some restaurants were selling tickets as well, and I think they’re more bang for your buck. Like with Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, we were told we can watch from their vantage point for P300/pax consumable. We almost got tempted to grab the tickets, cause we do love our Coffee Bean but we didn’t feel like eating P600 worth of coffee and pastries (stingy alert!) LOL. :)

whew, cant wait for next week. I heard it’s UK’s turn. They’re the reigning champs, so it’s probably gonna be one heck of a show. :)

sharing my fave pics for the meantime: (so sorry for the semi-poor quality. my cam wasnt up for the challenge so I had to make do with the hubby’s iphone)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

my V-Day gift for you


I know I said you're the one in charge of our V-Day plans this year, but it was only because I wanted to keep you busy just so you wont notice I was making plans of my own. haha. :D

For the past few years, I have basically been twisting your arm to come up with something special for Valentine's and every single year you always make it a point to make the day extraordinary for me. 

Well this year, I wanted to shake things up a bit and make it a special one for you as well. 

So, because I love you and because it's Valentine's, I'm taking you...

wait for it, wait for it.. (ahahaha..)







yes, TODAY we're going bowling, my treat.

yes, i packed my rubber shoes plus socks.

yes, your bowling ball is in the car. 
(remember when I kept pestering you to open the trunk? ahhahaha)

i love you always,



i'm still looking forward to what you have planned for Monday, though. ahahahaha.. :D i love you! :D

Monday, February 7, 2011

on getting married

i came across this one while cleaning out my email. sent it to my then fiance (now husband) a year before we got married.

when i read this, i remember thinking i just have to send this to him. whew. memories.

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, "When we're married", and continued with "I will" and "you will" and "we will" – all those late night talks that included "someday" and "somehow" and "maybe" – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, "You know all those things that we've promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word."Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years. Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.

For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Max's Caramel Bars

one of my ultimate faves:

a happy camper right here.. :D

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Friday, February 4, 2011

here we go again..


well, we've been married for a little over a year now and some people have really been relentless in asking us when's the baby coming. ugh.

seriously, is this ever gonna stop? im really getting tired of all the questions. usually i would smile and just laugh when asked, but inside i get really upset, so much so that as soon as i get home, i cry. well, most of the time anyway.

i cry because i feel like i am a failure in their eyes. they make me feel like i failed my husband and the rest of the humane society just because i have not gotten pregnant yet. i pity my husband because everytime i get upset, i take it all out on him and being the great husband that he is, he just shuts up and listens, then wraps me im a big tight hug afterwards.

i guess i could not really blame those people who pry because they dont know that the mere idea of not having the ability to bear kids is one of my biggest fears and how upset i get everytime i get asked the baby question. my fault for just smiling and cracking jokes, when inside i feel like bursting into tears. sigh.

truth be told, i am currently enjoying the time i have with James. we've been apart for most of our first year of marriage, so it's really a treat to have him right beside me every single day.

i love how we're free to go out anytime we want, we get to pack up and leave even without advance planning. we get to have all the alone time, to do whatever we want to do, without worrying ourselves sick over how to pay for diapers or milk or check ups and all those stuff included in being a parent. basically, we get to have fun on our own terms.

dont get me wrong, i'd love to have kids. we both adore kids. but maybe the reason why we're not yet blessed with one is because we are being given time to enjoy each other first, to wear each other out. LOL. :D

now if only people would stop asking. sigh.

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blogpress app

a blogspot app! yey! hopefully (again) i'll be able to update more. so much to say, so little energy to write.. sigh..

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