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No Holds Barred: A compilation of rants, raves, movie and book reviews, R & R escapades, relationships, office workloads, and stories to ponder. For this year, this is also going to be our wedding blog. Updates and Review on Wedding Suppliers will posted here...Honeymoon experience and other escapades will also be posted.
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Wedding Paraphernalia
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
An old friend buzzed me over YM asking me where she can buy authentic rare silver coins. At first, I didn't know she's getting married until she disclosed to me that she is going to be a June 2010 bride. I couldn't be happier for her knowing that the groom is also a long time friend of mine. When I suggested to her if she would rather have unique wedding coins, she insisted on having rare silver coins as this is going to be their ong investment as well. Being exposed to the wonders of internet, I asked her to seach for Monaco Rare Coins. I can't personally vouch for the company's services but based on the reviews that I read, the services is beyond excellence. We had a pretty good time discussing who her suppliers are and it made me reminisce the days when I was preparing my wedding. :)

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His First Trick or Treat
On Friday, October 30, I wi bring TJ with me in the office. This is going to be his first trick or treat. I am pretty excited with this. I already have a sailor moon outfit. So now I am thinking of getting TJ either a naruto or Dragon Ball Z outfit. For sure, kabog ang mga mommies sa office. Hahahahaha! Really, I am so excited. If only hubby is here, I wil asked him to dress like Ichigo. :)

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How Are You?
It's been more than a month since the last time I updated this blog. I won't give you anymore excuses that I am busy whatsoever. Let us just put it this way, katamaran to its highest level hit me. Add to that, the error in my HTML code is getting into my nerves. I am now tempted to change the lay out of this blog. Really. Another thing, and this is not an excuse ha- Typhoon Ondoy changed me emotionally and pyschologically. Though I was pissed off with the cancellation of my little one's first bday, I couldn't be grateful enough that all my loved ones are stil safe. Little by little, I will try to update this bog so please bear with me. To end this entry, I wanna know: How are you?

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I Love Weddings!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Once in my life, I worked as a part-time coordinator. Since the group where I belong was just starting back then, our charge fee was very minimal. But I enjoyed every second of it. I quit the job about 2 years ago. The last time I had the chance to talk to one of our team members, they are now doing destination weddings too. How exciting is that huh? I have attendend a beach wedding in Batangas (which, by the way I ohHh so love the mystique ocean view) and I would really love to do wedding coordination in a hotel like the Karisma Hotel or in Azul Blue in the Riviera Maya, the world’s first stress-free hotel. Aside from attending a wedding, it will be like vacation too. Ahhh! Need to unload those office-related stress!

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For our Finals
I am currently enrolled in a photography class and part of that graduation requirements is to submit a still life and portrait photo. Graduation is on Sunday and its already Friday- I still don't have any pictures. I had the chance to think about my subject last two days and these are my two shots with no photoshop actions (yes, photoshop is a no-no).


Still Life: Glass Wine

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Portrait using natural light (SUN)
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What do you think huh?

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I hate you!
Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is my son's face when one day, I refused to give him his all time fave refreshement-coke! Isn't he adorable? By the way, in less than 2 months, we will be celebrating my sweet pea's first birthday party! :)

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Wedding Coins
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
During our wedding, we didn't get those personalized arrhaes as our wedding coins. Instead, we had those shiny Singapore dollar coins. I really wanted to have coins from different countries but unfortunately, we only have U.S. Singapore and Japan coins.


We also welcomed the idea of getting rare coins. Unfortunately though, we didn't find any reliable resources. Had we known about Monaco Rare Coins, we would have gotten even just a few of it (since rare coins cost a lot too!) I don't know how trading of rare coins are being done but I would love to collect a few. But as I have said, finding a reliable resource as you try to conquer your quest of finding rare costs at the most reasonable price would be difficult. With that, I surely think that Monaco representative won't disappoint you in finding the best for you.

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She's A Revelation!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
More on British Got Talent phenomenon Susan Boyle. She is really a jewel. It's once more proven that it's never too late to pursue your dream. :) This was recorded 10 years ago, btw.

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Her Heavenly Voice
I am now in QC spending the week end with my folks. I was watching Today at NBC when I saw this clip. I am really amazed awith how God do his work that in some way, everyone will have something that will make him/her stand out. This video gave me goosebumps. Watch it and promise, you'll be amazed too!





I just hope that reality search talent shows here in the country will showcase talents of "nobody". I suggest that you search Youtube for the full version of BGT's episode that showcased the what they now call The Susan Boyle Fever.

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In Two Weeks...
Sunday, March 22, 2009

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Terrence...wait lang ha!
Friday, March 13, 2009
It's been a while since the last time I posted something about Terrence. Bad mommy! But hey?! I haven't really updated this blog in a while now. While I get to spend a lot of time with my uberly adorable little brat, I just wish that he's not growing that fast. Ok, I am torn. I am glad that he's growing fast because that means that he'll be able to do things big boys can do and at the same time, it makes me sad too. Ang gulo ko ba? I know he's young (in fact, too young) but when ever I think of the time that someday, he's gonne leave me to start his own family, I feel really depressed. Anyway, I would just like to post some pictures. Baka anayin na naman ang draft na ito.




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Beerday
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Today is my birthday and I am on leave from work today and tomorrow. Dang! I haven't finish a post draft I have been wanting to finish since last week. This year's natal day will be a 3-day celebration: my team from the office (yesterday), my family (today) and Russell's family (tomorrow). Wow, ang gastos. But heck! It's my birthday and it's not everyday that I get to treat the people dearest to me.


Initial plan for yesterday was to have a team lunch at Tiendesitas until I found out that Tiende is open only until 10pm. We can't have our lunch at that time yet since our shift starts at 8pm. We searched for Gerry's over the internet and we found out that their branch in Emerald Ortigas is open until 2am. To our dismay, Gerry's Emerald was already closed when we got there around midnight. With that, we were left with no other option but to go to the super affordable Yoohoo at Metrowalk. Ok na rin. Mura pa. PLUS, we were able to quench our thirst with 2 bottles of San Mig light. Hehehehe! Wow, buti na lang at walang nakahuli sa amin ng lasing pabalik sa office. If not, more beer buckets more chances of termination sana ang drama namin. Hehehehe.
Team Hernandez 2009

They say that purple is the lucky color for this year so I am wearing one on my natal day :)


Anyway, today is the day that I'll get to treat my family. I still have to blog about this but for the mean time, I need to reacharge my enerygy first. :)

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A Message That Made my Day
Saturday, February 28, 2009

Everyday, I would log in tom y multiply account to check for any inquiries and inquiries on my humble multiply store. I was about to log off from my account when a new PM popped into my inbox. I was really surprised to know from whom it came from. The PM says:

ei gurl, how are and russ? Haven't heard from you for a very long time :)
Lam mo ba, ive been trying to find a way to get in touch with you, ang site lang na nabuksan ko was the site that you sent to us with your suppliers rating. I hve 2 cellphone number of yours saved from the very first time we texted, di ko binubura at ngbabaka-sakali akong macontact ka.

Sobrang naexcite ako when 1cho told me that you viewed our site, kaya ako nman si hanap sau. We wont ever ever ever forget you.... YOU started it all. After your wedding, ngdagsaan ang mga client sa 1st bridal fair na sinalihan namin and they are talking about your wedding. And because you're our very first favorite couple we included your picture sa mga ads nmin. Meron nga kmeng client Jan 2 '09 na di kme tinatanan kya lng she was asking for the same price as your wedding eh ngincrease na kme nung 2008 dhil ngtaasan lahat last year tpos mas mabigat yung technical requirement nya... pero shempre madali pa rin kming kausap :)

Anyway, I hope you havent forgot us too despite our busy schedules. Hay naku thet, kung alam mo lng. We never forgot the details of your wedding from the day we've met especially the night you called us abt your bad experience days before ur wedding day. For some time nkkwento rin nmin namin kayo sa mga client namin on how OC but KIND you are. On how we worked together for your big day. On how creative you are, yung uniqueness ng wedding mo, etc...

Dami ko kwento.... hope we can see each other again.

MeAnne

MISS YOU!

Wow! This one came from Ann. Wife of Juancho, the owner of Sensitivity. Sensitivity was my sound system supplier. But apart from being my sound system supplier, the couple has been a friend to me. They were my confidant especially during the last stretch of my wedding preparation where some of my suppliers gave me the headache of my life (LOL). When I called Ann, I was literally crying and she comforted me. The couple offered me the kind of package that no one could resist (and that’s for sure). They gave me super lotsa freebies and gave me valuable suggestions. I said valuable because unlike my other suppliers, they gave me practical suggestions (kung ano ung maas maganda at mas makakatipid ako). Hindi lang ung nag aatribida.

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A lot of my friends commended on how the lightings and the drapes improved the over-all setting of my wedding venue. Clamshell tent doesn’t really look good in person and even during night time. I’ve been there twice before. But it looked like as if it was transformed into some kind of a new tent during our wedding. No, being biased aside, I really think that Clamshell looked really different on our wedding night. A lot of our guests even joked that when they took their pictures with all those different lights (especially the city lights), nagmukha daw silang performer sa ASAP. Grand production number lang?! LOL

I have been wanting to contact the couple for a bout a year now. And os they are. Para kaming pusa na ngahahanapan sa isat-isa. But since we’re both busy, we never really had the chance to talk/send SMS to each other (especially with the fact that I have lost 2 cell phones in just a year! Duh?!!)

But now that we are contacts of multiply, I can send them now something I’ve been longing to send them.

To Ann and Juancho, thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. You really gave me the best time of my life. I hope that your business grow even more. God Bless you!

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Emo on Valentines Day and our On-Site Wedding Video
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Last Friday while everyone is trying to complete their audit target for the day, I seriously asked my team members if they are experiencing land shakes at that very moment. When they said no, I blurted out "hello? valentine's day na kaya...andito tau sa pasig. di nyo nararamdaman ang payanig sa pasig?" Then everybody laughed. I thought that the "green moment" was over when one of my Palibhasa Lalake Boys (why I call them Palibhasa Lalake Boys deserves another entry) said, "naku, mamya marami na namang lupasay sa Pasay."

ngroOooork! Tarantado ka talaga 'ricardo!'

Seriously though, I am gonna be a hypocrite if I will say that I don't miss having Valentine's Day Celebrated. Last year, we had it celebrated not on F. 14 but on Feb. 16. Di ko na sana bet pang lumabas because I am already on my 2nd month of pregnancy back then pero since March 3 ang scheduled flight ni bebeh to U.S., sige na nga. I gave in. We just went to Tagaytay to have some nice dinner and coffee. Corny naman kasi kung pupunta ba kami ng bar in Manila knowing that I can't drink alcohol.




This year, despite of telling myself that I am not 'affected' anymore, I just can't contain it anymore. Hubby was even more disappointed because apparently, he purchased 2 dozens of roses from an online store to have it delivered in my apartment in Pasig. I was supposed to receive it as early as Feb. 12 but nada. Didn't receive anything. I don't want to add any more disappointment to him so I just told him that it's ok. Pero sa totoo lang, ngayong matanda na ko, ngayon ko naa-appreciate ang flowers. Mind you, during my early 20's kapag binigyan mo ko ng roses, ihahampas ko lang yan sa mukha mo.Honest. I am really not fond kasi of flowers. Mas mabuti pang bigyan mo ko ng Pompom cheeze curls at mga chichirya na madaming msg. LOLz.
At dahil wala akong roses, eto nagkasya na lang ako sa panonood ng on-site video namin during our wedding reception . OO, naging emotera na naman ang babeng laging tiwang. pagbigyan nyo na ko. minsan lang naman. saka ganyan talaga pag one year ng walang chorva... HAHAHAHA!
(note: wala pa yung final video. gazillion years kasi bago kami nakapili ng songs. hehehe. Looking at this video really makes me proud of Bim. talagang ang galing nya. he was able to this AVP even before the formal dinner started. In fairness, ang dami-dami na nyang client ngayon. I am just so proud of him. Why? Ako kasi ang first w@w client nya when I signed the contract way back May 2006 for our Dec. 2007 wedding. Hehehehe). I am posting this na rin to share it to my new team members.



Happy Valentines day everyone!

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Excited over 24
Saturday, January 24, 2009

I was really delighted to know that my most favorite TV program, 24 has already started airing its season 7 presentation. No matter what people say about how unrealistic the scenarios in this TV show, every hour of this program really makes my heart beat like crazy. But no, I am not going to buy any DVD copy yet. I'll just wait until it finish its airing in the US so that I can grab myself a copy will all of the episodes in just one cd. I am not gonna download the episodes either in Bit Torrent as not to pre empt what is going to happen this season. I was surprised to know that Tony Almeida is still alive as he was deemed to be dead in Season 5. Buchanan and the funny-but-weird character Chloe are still there and I am really looking forward seeing them again. :)

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Matibay na ang buto huh!
Sunday, January 18, 2009

Terrence started showing his "potential" of wanting to stand on his own during Christmas Eve. And that was 2 days before his 3rd month. When we had our monthly wellness-baby check up last week, his pedia was surprised and giddy seeing how bibo Terrence is. He coo-ed a lot. So daldal talaga.Napghahalatang mana sa ina. LOL Even with out the bumbo seat, he can now sit (with guidance of course).At 3 months and 2 weeks, he already weighed 7.7 kgs. That's the maximum ideal weight for 3 month old babies. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Oh well, di naman ako nakikipag kumpetensya sa iba jan about the "patabaan" ng babies as long as I have one healthy and jolly baby. Anyway, here are few pictures taken about 1-2 weeks ago.

Pinapaupo ko, ayaw umupo!

Nagpapakitang gilas sa mga lolo at lola

Ayaw talaga umupo ng loko!

At 3 months, 1 week

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More Quick Updates
Saturday, January 17, 2009

I still didn't go to work today. I still feel dizzy and I still feel throwing up every time I try to get up from bed. I am going to see a doctor na talaga tomorrow. For the longest time, I am in denial that nothing is wrong with me. Ewan ko ba. When we go out naman, I feel fine naman.

We paid a visit today at Terrence's pedia as my little one has this weird nipple condition. It's sore. As in really sore, for some reason. I am really worried so I decided to pay his pedia a visit a vweek before his scheduled 5-in-1 vaccination. Little one has gained a lot of weight. At 3 months, 2 weeks he is already 7.7 kgs which is actually the maximum weight for a 3-month old baby. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Dyeta muna anak ha!

Anyway, I just want to have a quick run down of my what-nots last December.

December 20- Went to my friend/co-worker's wedding. Initially, I have begged off from attending this wedding since I got swollen eyes due to iritation. But when my dear friend Iris texted me that she feels 'harrased' over our friend's family, I came in to the rescue. I was not able to join them in their hotel preparation. I went straight ahead to St. Jude Parish (Malacanang) instead. As soonn I stepped out frm the cab, iris told me na "imbey" (imbyerna) na raw sya. As if naman kasing binayaran kami na mag coordinate ng wedding. I know we volunteer. Pero kelangan ba silang simangutan ni Marcus at paghanapan ng mga bagay na di naman sa kanila naka assign? errrr! Reception: I was in panick since the 2 emcee that Ryan has dedicated to lead the reception program hasn't arrived yet. The guests have been waiting for 20 mins na and I couldn't afford to see their faces impatiently waiting for the program to start. Worst case came. I emceed the program! Damn! I was not properly dressed (since I know that I am just going to coordinate the wedding, I didn't plan to wear dress.). Kamusta talaga. But half way the program naman, the emcees came and I was off from hosting the program. Whatta relief. It was a very intimate yet memorable wedding. And despite the 'relatives situation' I still think that Ryan and Marie are just one of the many couples I admire. :)



December 21- Family just attended the mass in Our lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay (again). We had our dinner at Dencios. No Pictures to share for this one.


December 22- It is our first wedding anniversary. Too bad though that Russell was not here. Initially, we intended to eat at Dad's buffet in Glorietta. But due to the traffic condition at Coastal Mall, we found ourselves strolling around ATC. We never thought that ATC no longer has Dad's. But since we're already there, we just looked for a decent restaurant to eat. And so we dined it at TGI Friday's. It's quite pricey compared to Dad's (I could have save twice as much, if we're just going to eat at Dad's.) But we enjoyed our everything in our meal, especially the half slab baby back ribs and the mozarella cheese. No pictures of our Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 dining out as Gerlie's digi cam was stolen in her looker (Damn you Teletech Bacoor!)


December 23- It was my nephew's 7th Birthday. I can tell that he has a grand time on his birthday. My sister decided to hold it at Neoplolitan's Casa Milan in Fairview. They had rented the pool side. The ballon decorations were great. Food was awesome. The cotillion de honor number was also great. Every kid I saw there were dressed up, like adults. They really look awesome on their gowns and their suits/tuxedos. Pictures to follow.


December 24- I thought I am going to work on this day (this is how call center people deal with holidays) but thank God. We were not required to come in to work. family attended the 10:00 mass in Noveleta. We had our noche buena and my ear bled (LOL) from the karaoke session that my bilas and hipags had.

December 25- I (talagang ako!) had a great time doing the pamamasko for Terrence. Heh! Actually, I was really shy as Princess tagged me along doing the house-to-house. Kasi naman, ni hindi pa nga nakakapaglakd si Terrence eh namamasko na. But anyway, Terrence was soooOoo jolly to the people that we visited that he was able to get more than P4,00 from his pamamasko. Yoohoo!!! I worked at this night though. Got no qualms about it. All activities are done and it's double pay pa. After all, Russell is not here. So no fuss about it.Yey!


December 26- Another working day for us. My team had team xmas party. It was not as fun as last year though since half of my team members are barely new to the team. We're still at the getting-to-know-each-other stage. Nevertheless, we still had a great time. :)

December 29 and 30- Regular work days for us. Petiks time and we're getting holiday premiums. But had Russell has been here, I wouldn't go to work. Heck.



December 31, January 1- Went to farmer's market to do some last minute seafood shopping. Since we went to market early, we wet home early as well. We had a great new year's eve celebration. Read my post about that here.


January 2- I still went to work as my reliable assistant, James, went to a 10-day vacation in Catanduanes. It's about time that he gets a break. He has been so 'haggard' ever since I went on maternity leave.

So there... That's my not so quick update. :)

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More Quick Updates

I still didn't go to work today. I still feel dizzy and I still feel throwing up every time I try to get up from bed. I am going to see a doctor na talaga tomorrow. For the longest time, I am in denial that nothing is wrong with me. Ewan ko ba. When we go out naman, I feel fine naman.

We paid a visit today at Terrence's pedia as my little one has this weird nipple condition. It's sore. As in really sore, for some reason. I am really worried so I decided to pay his pedia a visit a vweek before his scheduled 5-in-1 vaccination. Little one has gained a lot of weight. At 3 months, 2 weeks he is already 7.7 kgs which is actually the maximum weight for a 3-month old baby. Anything beyond that is considered overweight. Dyeta muna anak ha!

Anyway, I just want to have a quick run down of my what-nots last December.

December 20- Went to my friend/co-worker's wedding. Initially, I have begged off from attending this wedding since I got swollen eyes due to iritation. But when my dear friend Iris texted me that she feels 'harrased' over our friend's family, I came in to the rescue. I was not able to join them in their hotel preparation. I went straight ahead to St. Jude Parish (Malacanang) instead. As soonn I stepped out frm the cab, iris told me na "imbey" (imbyerna) na raw sya. As if naman kasing binayaran kami na mag coordinate ng wedding. I know we volunteer. Pero kelangan ba silang simangutan ni Marcus at paghanapan ng mga bagay na di naman sa kanila naka assign? errrr! Reception: I was in panick since the 2 emcee that Ryan has dedicated to lead the reception program hasn't arrived yet. The guests have been waiting for 20 mins na and I couldn't afford to see their faces impatiently waiting for the program to start. Worst case came. I emceed the program! Damn! I was not properly dressed (since I know that I am just going to coordinate the wedding, I didn't plan to wear dress.). Kamusta talaga. But half way the program naman, the emcees came and I was off from hosting the program. Whatta relief. It was a very intimate yet memorable wedding. And despite the 'relatives situation' I still think that Ryan and Marie are just one of the many couples I admire. :)



December 21- Family just attended the mass in Our lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay (again). We had our dinner at Dencios. No Pictures to share for this one.


December 22- It is our first wedding anniversary. Too bad though that Russell was not here. Initially, we intended to eat at Dad's buffet in Glorietta. But due to the traffic condition at Coastal Mall, we found ourselves strolling around ATC. We never thought that ATC no longer has Dad's. But since we're already there, we just looked for a decent restaurant to eat. And so we dined it at TGI Friday's. It's quite pricey compared to Dad's (I could have save twice as much, if we're just going to eat at Dad's.) But we enjoyed our everything in our meal, especially the half slab baby back ribs and the mozarella cheese. No pictures of our Dec. 21 and Dec. 23 dining out as Gerlie's digi cam was stolen in her looker (Damn you Teletech Bacoor!)


December 23- It was my nephew's 7th Birthday. I can tell that he has a grand time on his birthday. My sister decided to hold it at Neoplolitan's Casa Milan in Fairview. They had rented the pool side. The ballon decorations were great. Food was awesome. The cotillion de honor number was also great. Every kid I saw there were dressed up, like adults. They really look awesome on their gowns and their suits/tuxedos. Pictures to follow.


December 24- I thought I am going to work on this day (this is how call center people deal with holidays) but thank God. We were not required to come in to work. family attended the 10:00 mass in Noveleta. We had our noche buena and my ear bled (LOL) from the karaoke session that my bilas and hipags had.

December 25- I (talagang ako!) had a great time doing the pamamasko for Terrence. Heh! Actually, I was really shy as Princess tagged me along doing the house-to-house. Kasi naman, ni hindi pa nga nakakapaglakd si Terrence eh namamasko na. But anyway, Terrence was soooOoo jolly to the people that we visited that he was able to get more than P4,00 from his pamamasko. Yoohoo!!! I worked at this night though. Got no qualms about it. All activities are done and it's double pay pa. After all, Russell is not here. So no fuss about it.Yey!


December 26- Another working day for us. My team had team xmas party. It was not as fun as last year though since half of my team members are barely new to the team. We're still at the getting-to-know-each-other stage. Nevertheless, we still had a great time. :)

December 29 and 30- Regular work days for us. Petiks time and we're getting holiday premiums. But had Russell has been here, I wouldn't go to work. Heck.



December 31, January 1- Went to farmer's market to do some last minute seafood shopping. Since we went to market early, we wet home early as well. We had a great new year's eve celebration. Read my post about that here.


January 2- I still went to work as my reliable assistant, James, went to a 10-day vacation in Catanduanes. It's about time that he gets a break. He has been so 'haggard' ever since I went on maternity leave.

So there... That's my not so quick update. :)

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Electronic Loot
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I still have to post some entires on he online shopping spree that we had for the last holiday season. We didn't but those expensive items but what we hve purchased are enough to cover our needs.

It was early November my my good old Compaq Presario lap top gave up on me. It wouldn't just boot properly and the screen would just turn into white. I know that something is wrong with its motherboard but I didn't opt to have it fixed anymore since it already has dead pixels as well. Hubby and I were talking about it over the phone when he said that he's gonna buy me a lap top next month. Meaning, by end of December. His balikbayan boxes will be shipped and will be received only on February 2009. So what the heck. I will have nothing to use for 3 darn months! So the day after we talked, I went to Cyberzon SM North Edsa to look for a reasonable priced lap top. I am really not that techy but at least I know what specs I really need and I still know some intermediate troubleshooting (thanks for being a Dell sales person for a year! LOL).After so much contemplation, I finally got myself a Compaq Presario CQ40.It came with a free HP carrying bag and a 2 GB flash drive and came with a licensed OS W Vista. Read its specifications here.



When I arrived home, I immediately asked hubby to go online. He was surprised and asked me how did I get to managed to go online when I don't have any laptop to use (bro is using his own for work purposes). I told him I lready bought one coz I can't wait for his. To his dismay, he spilled the beans. Turns out, he bought me a MacBook. Bummer! BUT... hey! I am really not a MAC person. Yeah I know, Apple is a good brand and it looks sosyal to use. But for a practical reason, I like PC more than MAC. First one, I don't know how the OS of MAC works. If I am unlucky and I need to reformat the hard drive and install its OS, I am really a mac-challenged. two, if ever I experince problems with Mac, I don't want to go to a service service for a simple problem nd pay a hefty amount for it. Yeah I know that macs come with a one-year warranty. But what about the year after that?






Needless to say, I opted to hve my Presario than his MAC. He already got a notebook of his own and he doesn't need a spre one. He's just gonna sell it daw. Fine. Lesson learned: Ask first before buying anything. LOL


During the Black Friday Sale, hubby bought a (another affordable stuff) 10MP point and shoot camera. Less than $100 lang! hehehehe! It was a dismay that the DSLRs were not even sold at discounted price. I am eyeing pa amann for a Canon XSi. hayYyyY..di bale.. sa March na lang. He also bought his mom and blue ray player. Tamang-tama because they already have a Series 6 Samsung LCD TV. Sana lang ako din binilhan. LOL

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Phon-ETHICS
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Nakakaloka! Just a few weeks ago, I had this share of 'mishap' with one of my boss- Only that it was not thru text but through email. . And then I remember this Smart TV Ad. I can't help but laugh and tell myself, "shonga-shonga ka kasi Thet!"







Have you experienced this before? :)

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Back Track No. 3 : HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Friday, January 02, 2009

Originally posted at CHISMIS on January 1, 2009.

It is only now that I got the chance to go online. Dec. 31st was a pretty exhausting day for me (I guess, like everybody had).

For this year, we decided to shine away from the usual pasta and lechon all-time fave. We want to have seafood delight this time. At 6am, I found myself making tawad to some vendors of Farmer's Market. Good thing that my two good friends were with me, Avhen and Josh. Otherwise, it's gonna be hell for me carrying all those plastic bags. My brother was yet to arrive that time as he will come along with my mom from Novaliches. Nakakaloka tlaga how prices go up during last minute shopping/marketing. Usually, a kilo of blue marlin will only cost you around P280-P300. I have a suki in farmer's market and when I told him.. "manong, last week ganito ba price nito?" he just smiled. Hmmmm... alam mo na ibig sabihin nun! I got my share of blue marlin for P350/kilo. A kilo of big sized prawns is usually for P500, it was at P600-650 yesterday. Halos ganun din ang price ng crabs. Naloka talaga ako sa taas ng price. Good thing that I already anticipated how price will change during this time of the year. Ang matindi, ung isang plastic ng kikiam (for the pancit) cost me P95! It was just a small bag with 25 pcs in it (I think!). It was around 6:30am when my mom and bro arrived in the area. I had to say goodbye to my two friends as they also got some errands to do. I managed to buy everything that I need because I already have a list and I hardly haggle naman talaga because I want to be home early. I need to rest to recharge my energy for today's activity.

I slept at around 10am and woke up around 5pm. Immediately, me and my helper started to work around the kitchen. We were supposed to have grilled blue marlin kaso marami na kaming grilled items so we just decided to serve it as sashimi. Luckily, we were able to finish everything by 10pm. Mind you, it was ALL ON ME. Madalang pa sa kabilugan ako ng buwan magluto but since its new year today, bawal ang maging tamad. LOL We just waited for the count down. This new year's celebration is pretty significant as this is Terrence's first new year. Yey! Nagulat lang si baby ng magtorot kami ni mama inside the house. Hehehehe. Anyway, I would like to end this post with some pictures taken today. (please excuse the blurry pictures as I only used my phone camera today.)


Mama,Bro, Moi, Terrence, Papa
Leche Flan, Sapin-Sapin (we had malagkit na bibingka and fruit salad too!)


The 12 kinds of fruits. Pakonti-konti lang.. hehehe


Blue Marlin


Singapore's Chili Crab: Patok na patok!


Mixed Seafood Bicol Express: Shrimp, squid, halaan, blue marlin


Buttered Prawns


Star-Studded Pancit


Grilled: Squid, tilapia, hito and porkchop
What did you have for your media noche? :)

posted by ruther @ 3:19 PM   0 comments
Suplado!

Back Track No. 2

My Terrence just turned 3 months old. Ok. This is not actually a picture of my little one when he turned 3 months yesterday. This picture was taken during his baptism about 2 weeks ago. I think Terrence inherited my "supladita" look. LOL

Naiinitan Na


All Smiles with his 100SGD- Thanks Ninong!


I still can't find the time to post my entries for the past two weeks.Di pa kasi tapos yung draft. Siguro on Dec. 31st, I'll have all the time in the world to blog. For the mean time, I'll just end this entry with few pictures taken during his simple baptism celebration at the Hernandez Residence in Remelville, Cavite. Stories to follow.


DIY Souvenirs: candies and choco balls in feeding bottle plastic canister




Guests are starting to come in


DIY balloon table centerpiece

posted by ruther @ 3:13 PM   0 comments
Transcom's Christmas Party

This is an uberrrr late update but hey! Better late than never.. (corniks!)..anyhooo... I just wanna share what has transpired on this day.

December 14- Transcom's Christmas Party

If not for the performance of my good friends in the office (and by the way, mga NONG-NANG din sila ni Terrence), I will not attend this year's company Christmas Party. Prior to attending the event, I was with the Hernandez Clan as we visited Antipolo Church. Pa-bless ng new honda civic ni Ate Cheche and the 2009 Innova of Ninang Glo. This year's theme was back-to-school theme (booo!) but I think it became more of a Broadway theme as different departments showcased their Talents. Ours was a two part presentation. First one was the Moulin Rouge and the "main" presentation of Dream Gays.. errrr I mean Dream Girls. The Christmas party was just held at the company building's roofdeck (suck bigtime, I know!) pero ok naman miski papano. Mas at home eh. LOL




It was a performance of standing ovation. Even the expats were amazed with how my good friends were able to deliver the presentation so well. After the presentation, the gays were like instant celebrities. Here, there, and everywhere. Apart from that, "we" won a hefty amount of money- enough to treat the entire QA team.I just love 'em. Love the costume, the sementong (LOL) make up, the glamourous moves, the padding (?) on the hips- everything! I guess many of those who have seen the live performance also did. Anyhoo, here are some pictures taken during the event.

More pose sa workstations. Hehehe! (Bad trip na ko nyan..tagal magstart ng program eh!)

My former QA Team: James, Lyza, Josh, Marianne, Mark


Moulin Rouge Girls Rehearsing

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