Saturday, February 23, 2013


Today marks the end of the great move out. I relinquished the studio unit where I lived for 5 years and now I can finally start my life in the south. I took this photo before the used furniture buyer took everything.

This is how I feel today. So proud that I survived transferring residence. I learned a lot from this move out:

1. Accumulating non-essentials is never good. You will end up throwing most things and finding a buyer or recipient for the rest that can still be salvaged.

2. It's good to have a move out partner. In my case, I have my trusty, handy-dandy fiance who is also my kargador, driver, cheerleader, organizer, cook, grocer shopper, and personal assistant. All rolled into one. Dnedate pa ako nyan.

3. There's a buyer for everything on the internet. Since I moved in to a semi-furnished place, I had to let go of the things I accumulated for 5 years. I was able to sell not only my pre-loved pieces of furniture  and appliances but also the DVDs and everything I did not take with me. Had I given them to individual buyers, I would have gotten more but having one single buyer takes care of all the logistics. The buyer brought his own truck to transport the goods. 


On the way to reward ourselves with milk tea, Reyes barbeque and window shopping at Anson's, I chanced upon these Minions!

Despicable Me!

Ended the night with my PhP 200 Dangwa flower fix. Whenever I get the chance to drop by Dangwa I set aside 200 bucks (nothing more, nothing less) because flowers can surely brighten up your place. And they're lovely. Tonight I got Egg Asters. 4 bunches.

A variety of asters with prominent yellow center. They're not fragrant. I think this will make a good wedding bouquet if you're doing a laid-back wedding. 

I hope this flower lasts long.

2 bunches on my coffee table.

Half a bunch right by the door

A few stems on the dresser

Another half a bunch on the entertainment console.

On the kitchen counter.

And inside the bathroom.

The number of vase is not sufficient, I need to remind myself to eat more Crumpy and make the existing ones sawsaw in baking soda water to remove the label.

And so, allow me to greet everyone a very yellow weekend from my stressball, the minions and the beautiful egg asters.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Meet Dora

She drives 

She appreciates flowers

Before the Dora - fication, she looks like this

Then she went to Jinu Hair, a Korean Salon in Alabang. 

The hair stylist, Mr. Sem Park, discussed with her the look and length she wanted to achieve. In this case, the then-not-yet-Dora wanted to cut her hair short. Mr. Sem proposed to sport bangs to better frame her face and to lessen the weight of her hair by doing a layered cut. The hairstylist meticulously cut her hair layer by layer. Also, the wash came after the cut so he had an idea how it looked like once the hair is blown dry.

The salon has a simple interior but it feels spacious.

The reason why the now-Dora likes to have her hair cut by Koreans is they seem to really know what their doing. Even if she doesn't cut her hair for 4 months, it looks like this. 

Meaning, the cut gets better with time. 

She's still not sure whether Jinu Hair is the best hair-cutter in the South but she's willing to go back to this place to evaluate it further. Hair cut costs PhP 500. 

Unit 3GF, MSA Prime Center
Madrigal Business Park 2,
Tuesday - Sunday

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Poultry-Smelling Marshmallow Palace

My pillows smell like poultry. I am not kidding.

I splurged on down pillows because I need new pillows, they are heavily discounted and I want that soft yet ample support once you've put all your weight on the pillow. I can enumerate a number of reasons but it can be summed up to I WANT DOWN PILLOWS.

To remove the smell, online sources have it to air the pillows, use generous amount of fabric scent or use baking soda as odor absorber, I'm trying the first option. I'm looking past the amoy manok smell and marvel at my own marshmallow palace, to shamelessly steal Jenni Epperson's line. White sheet with sufficient thread count that feels so smooth and silky.

And I am loving the green embroidery - so simple.

Linens Direct through the years! Oh, I should share with you my retired white, jacquard sheets from the same brand. It's so pretty. I won't be using it anymore because I upgraded to a bigger mattress! Yipee!

Napaghahalatang di ko pinaplantsa bedsheet ko. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Unemployed Chronicles

It's Day 3 since I officially left my job and my expectation of waking up late, reading a book, having coffee, getting a manicure/pedicure with foot spa, hitting the gym and doing some wedding planning is well... an unmet expectation.

Reality is I had 5 hours of sleep the first 2 nights because I had to pack my things, among other things.

Here's my life being loaded on a pick-up truck.

Thank you Kim, Khris and Person A!

Pamahiin has it that the first things you bring into your new place are rice, water, salt, sugar and crucifix

Pansinin the rice... risotto rice ... I think I trained my ex-boyfriend well. =P

When I'm too stressed with scrubbing the floor, attending to the maintenance personnel, cable guy, and the numerous hardware trips I made, I open a Lego pack and assemble a Ferrari.

Late this afternoon, I was able to assemble another one because I had to wipe the floor and ledge again after the maintenance guy drilled the hooks for the curtain rods.

It's a vicious cycle. Matatapos ko rin tong Lego Ferrari set.

I'm finally settled in and I am pretty much excited: new home, new environment and new career. Thank you Lord for everything -(",)-*wink*

You're awesome.

Friday, February 8, 2013

I saw an army of ants while walking at the park this afternoon

Curious thing....

But really cute.

The things you notice when you are unemployed. Yes, you read it right, by tomorrow I will be officially without a job. Don't worry no drama involve just God realigning my life. -(",)-*wink* This is part of the series of blessings that came my way last December. When I am less emotional about the change, I'll be happy to share my 5 wonderful years with the company.

Have a great weekend.

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Kids Don't Lie

Over the weekend, I met a smart 3-year old who knows all the 7 continents, which continent she's from and which continent her father lives. Cute kid.

Earlier, I received this snip in my inbox.

It helped that I was wearing her favorite color that day - purple.

This got to be the best stress-reliever, week-starter and pick me - upper. -(",)-*wink*

Thank you for making my day, little girl. For the record, you're way lovelier.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dear Sanity

Dear Sanity,

Let's stick together the next 2 weeks, okay? With the loose ends that I need to tie and the new chapter that I will start, I need you like the tinapay needs the palaman and the fish needs the tubig. 

Get the picture? Promise, I'll be extra kind to you when we've accomplished everything and we've moved everything that needs to be moved. We'll get that haircut, mani/pedi, massage and that facial and power peel we've been dreaming for months. 



For every hiccup that comes with change, there are still a million things that are worth thanking for. Here are the random things that made me happy this week:

1. Potted Potter. The promise of 7 Potter books condensed in 70 minutes is indeed true. With a real-life quidditch .... and the audience gets to participate! However, you have to remember that this is a parody and so... my verdict is it's one of the best stand up comedy acts I have seen. I was laughing hard 80% of the time. If you've read Harry Potter and you like stand up comedy acts then you'd find the show enjoyable.

2. My pasalubong from India. Thank you Fra, I'll whip one curry dish in my new kitchen.

3. I woke up to this earlier. 

My Crumpy jar with at least a dozen of white roses. 

This one is  on my coffee table. 

Half a dozen on the kitchen counter 

And the other half in the bath room. 

All for PhP 160. They don't have the best quality but enough to brighten up your home. Person A encouraged me to drop by Dangwa last night to start the weekend right... yeah, the fiance really knows how to cheer me up.  Also, I recycle glass containers. The long-necked bottles used to contain balsamic vinegar and well... the Crumpy jar needs to be stripped off its label. 

4. Breakfast this morning. 

Kailangan i-maximize ang flowers.

Life is good. Thank you, God -(",)-*wink* 


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