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Saturday, December 29, 2007

On New Year's Eve

It will be a different experience this year. We are celebrating new year's eve at Hotel Intercon. As per request of MIL, she wanted to check-in a hotel to try a different celebration. We are excited for the countdown party. The kids will love the fireworks in Makati for sure. Hay, malayo sa usok!

I'm taking this as a break!

One more wedding to go tomorrow before the year ends! Yahoo!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Almost done...

Yes, almost done with shopping. Did everything in one day last sunday! Went to Shangrila Mall early and proceeded to Rustan's. Didn't bother to check other stores anymore as I was rushing to finish all those in my list. Whew, there was a long line in wrapping service, what could I expect? Anyway, still had all the gifts wrapped as I really don't have time anymore to do this. Rustan's perfect. Found good items to give out as gifts to Dicky's officemates, some of inaanaks, my aunts and uncles. And oh, haven't bought anything yet for the two princesses as well as for the dear, I'm thinking what to give?...
Will go back on the 24th! (read as: that's my next available day!) So talking about real last minute-shopping!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Shopping on Sunday!

I will be hitting the road early tomorrow for an event in Tagaytay. Will stay for the night there as I might be too tired to even go back the following day for another wedding on saturday. But I'm looking forward to sunday as it would be my only day to shop for christmas gifts! Yes, I will only start on sunday. You see, that's why I still don't take pictures of our christmas tree as it is so bare with gifts and even with trimmings. I still have yet to buy :-(

No event, and no meetings please on sunday. I deserve this day! Shopping can make me sane. Otherwise, I'll go crazy na with all my busy schedule. Monday and Tuesday is another story as have back-to-back events. No I won't rest on sunday even if I'm tired. The mall is my resting place. I'll start early as it is a weekend. I'm sure there would be a lot of people doing their final christmas shopping also. I have to do my list tonight!

Can't wait for sunday!

I deserve a break...

I have been sleep deprived and so tired for the past few weeks already. I think I deserve a break. I hope to go on vacation come end of January or February. But I still have events coming out on those months. I wonder when I can get a break. For the meantime, let me day dream first of a destination I would love to go and try. I was browsing for some Lodging Special and got engrossed with Amelia Island in Florida. How I wish! I wish to come to this beautiful island. It has been voted as one of the top 10 islands in America by Conde Nast readers. They offer great golf courses which I'm sure my husband would love. And their restaurant looks fabulous and would really love to have the chance to dine in there one time. They offer unlimited activities for kids and adults alike. I'm sure the whole family will definitely enjoy. I also learned that they are running a special promotion at this time. They are giving the 3rd night for free if you book and stay for two nights. It's an ultimate hotel, bed and breakfast deal which no one can resist. Now, I'm thinking, the promotion is running until the 29th of February 2008. I'm dreaming to go to this fantastic island.

Traits of a Gemini...

I think I got tagged by Kelly and Joyce regarding this calendar tag. Here it is...

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.

2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).

3. Pick your month of birth.

4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.

5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.

6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

Here’s mine birth month:

My Birth Month

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

The Twelve Months

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

I think most of you guys have done this tag. If you haven't, then snag it!

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Yes, the shopaholic me striked today. I just can't stop. I was in bliss.

Read on my theraphy.

Friday, December 07, 2007


The little girls are just having fun doing some acrobatics every night. Look at them!

They are the future olympic gymnasts! lol

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Have you watched the Filipino movie Dubai? Most of the scenes there were actually shot in Dubai. I got interested with the city. Dicky has an uncle who is based there together with his family and staying in of the dubai apartments. They said the place is a pretty good destination for travel considering it is in Middle East. I have a flight attendant client who is based in Dubai. She said that dubai hotels are actually very stunning. As far as I know, the only 7-star hotel is actually located in Dubai. She also told me that if we plan to visit Dubai, we should check out the available dubai hotel apartments which we could find online. She informed me of site which is the biggest short term rental portal in dubai with over 120 self-catering properties. I browsed through the site and I found it very user friendly to tourists who are planning a trip to the city. It is a highly sophisticated website that connects tourists with owners of dubai furnished apartments and hotels. I learned from the site that Dubai is a city that has a little something for everybody. It is an ultramodern city that offers clean, safe and dynamic tourism. It is hard to believe that at the beginning of the 20th century there were no roads, running water, electricity or hospitals in this city. Things have changed dramatically. Today Dubai has been transformed into a fascinating mix of modern hi-tech buildings and sumptuous traditional Arabic culture. It is one of the safest cities in the world. A number of foreigners are leaving in this city so it caters to fusion of different culture and diversity. It also offers beautiful white sandy beaches, clear seas, and modern hotel facilities that atrract most tourists. As said in the website, Dubai is not about the past. It is about the present and the future. Now, this city makes it in my list of places to visit in my lifetime.

Two Things from Pam

Got this tag from Pam.

1. Two names I go by: just JODY
2. Two things I am wearing right now: Shirt from Bayo that says "fabulously pinay" and a skinny jeans
. Two things I want (or have) in a relationship: Communication and Respect
4. Two things I like to do: Have my foot spa and body massage
5. Two things I want very badly in this moment: Still foot spa and body massage
6. Two things I did last night: went to a wake and sleep
7. Two things I ate today: ham this morning and chicken adobo for lunch
8. Two persons I last spoke to: dicky and madge lejano, the make up artist
9. Two things I am doing tomorrow: bring margaux to school and I'm having my hair rebonded
10. Two favorite days of the week: Sunday and Monday (my rest day)
11. Two favorite holidays: Christmas and New Year
12. Two favorite beverages: cafe mocha from starbucks and iced tea
13. Two things about me that you may not have known: ? I'm a fast driver and I'm chocoholic
14. Two jobs that I have had in my life: Business Development Officer in Home Credit and Sales and Marketing in Broadband Philippines
15. Two movies I would watch over and over: Meet the Fockers and There's Something about Mary. I love Ben Stiller.
16. Two places I have lived: Just in Pasig
17. Two of my favorite food: sinigang na baboy and chocolate cake! (hehehe)
18. Two places I would rather be right now: hmm, wala naman, just want to stay at home for the moment.

And here is another question:
What are the 5 gifts you would buy for Yourself this Christmas, if you had unlimited income?

A Mall (siguro Powerplant puede na ano?Bwahahaha)
Around 5 condo units in Rockwell, Makati area and Fort.
New Cars for me and Dicky
A franchise of a popular restaurant or food chain
An around the world trip for the whole family

OA ba? Sabi kasi unlimited income eh so my wildest dreams yan!

I think most of you have done this already. So no more follow on tags.

Blog Buddies...

So got this blog buddies award from Jesse, Nice, Jacqui.

I know most of you got this already but I'm still passing it on to all mommy bloggers who attended the Christmas Party in Mcdo! Snag it girls!

Tags...and more tags...

I owe a lot of people in answering the tags. I would try to do my best to answer each. Let me start. I got this 5 Things to look back tag from Joey. Let's review...

1. Posts 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.
2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.
3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

Link 1 must be about FAMILY - Our Advance Christmas Gift
Link 2 must be about FRIEND - I'll be missing a friend
Link 3 must be about YOURSELF -Flawless
Link 4 must be about YOUR LOVE - Dinner Date
5 can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE - I'm still in love with this man. (wala lang, naisip ko lang i-post ulit! nagpapaka-sweet lang!)

i'm passing this TAG to the ff: Diane, Pheng, Peachy, Thea and Arlene.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Back to the Gym...

I'm so happy that I was able to go back to the gym today. It's a great achievement for me cause I was away for like 2 months! Imagine that? I hope this is the start again of me getting back to the groove. I know how hard to resist good food this Christmas season so I really need to atleast burn intake of calories. Wish me luck on this struggle.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Look who's walking...

Yes. Bianca can already walk. I'm one proud mommy! Look!

She loves walking. She doesn't want to be carried anymore. Now, it's hard to catch her.

Look who's driving...

I have been seeing inclinations from Margaux to learn how to drive. She is usually the one opening the radio in my car whenever I bring her to school. She even wants to be the one to turn-off the aircon. But you are too young sweety. You will learn it in time.

Monday, December 03, 2007

On Hair Loss...

My brother has been suffering from hair loss. Well, I guess this has been genetic to our family. Most of my uncles are also experiencing the same thing. Some are even bald already. My brother has been reading a lot on hair loss forum to get information about it and learn new treatments available in the market. In the forum, a lot of reviews has been given regarding Provillus. It is an all natural herbal hail loss re-growth product that received 10/10 rating from it customers. He is now looking to buy the product online. It even has an 180 days money back guarantee. I hope the product could really ease his concern.

I'm Busy...

So many things to do, so little time. This has been what I have been experiencing for the past 2 weeks. The december peak month has started. I feel like being rushed everyday. Parang all deadlines were yesterday! Please pardon me if I haven't done most of the tags yet. I will try my best to answer all of it and catch up as well with all the blogs. Meanwhile, let me do first my assignments...

On Wedding Jewelries...

I often help out my bride and groom to look for their perfect wedding rings. It is one the important details of any wedding. Nowadays, bride and grooms would like to get their rings with diamonds, paricularly the bride's ring. I found new styles and great designs from James Allen. In the site, a client can even design their own rings. They have wide selections of diamond engagement rings, wedding and anniversary diamond jewelries. They are one of the most progressive online jewelry stores. They even provide free shipping and offers 30-day return. Now, that's a real good deal. Would recommend the site to my clients.


When we were in Las Vegas last year, I enjoyed playing the slot machine in the casinos there. This is the only game I can easily play inside the casino. While searching the net, I have learned about Sloterix, which is one of the oldest slots site over the net. Here, players can play slots and enjoy all the marvelous interactive online slots games. Currently, there's over 100,000 registered players who are playing slot machines at Sloterix on a regular basis. The site was newly updated with new downloads to play. One would surely enjoy this online slot experience.

Margaux's better now...

I'm glad that my Margaux is better now. She's still very active. Para ngang walang sakit. Di naman masaydong lumaki her neck/chin. I guess pawala na rin now. The pedia said that the MMR shot that she had before had helped na di lumala. Thank God. I hope Bianca won't catch it. Yes, I guess, it's uso? I learned also that she has another classmate who is also absent today because of mumps as well.

Thanks for all the concerns...

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I want to be with my kids NOW!

This is one of the sacrifices I have to endure in having this kind of work....

I got a phone call from home yesterday while coordinating a wedding that Margaux was complaining of neck pains since the afternoon. I thought it could just be a stiff neck. But I was so worried that she was crying because of it. When I arrived last night, she was already sleeping. I was dead tired to even check it. This morning, she was again complaining the neck pain. We put a hot compress cause I was really suspecting na stiff neck lang. Then I decided to call her pediatrician. We were advised to go to her clinic this morning but I can't come cause I have another wedding to coordinate today. I was even late already for my calltime. So Dicky who was supposed to have also a meeting this morning has to be the one to accompany Margaux and her yaya.

Now, I learned from Dicky that it is MUMPS! Hay, kawawa naman my Margaux! The pedia said it could last for a week so no school for her next week. And then the pedia asked Dicky to fetch back Bianca and bring her also to the clinic so she can be administered with the vaccine for mumps cause she might catch it as well. My poor babies! (huhuhu)

I feel bad about these times that I have to work and cannot attend to my kids. I have a commitment to my couple right now that I'll be here in this wedding from start to finish so I really can't leave.

How bad is Mumps? Could there be complications to it?

***blogging from the Manila Hotel lobby :-(