Thursday, January 30, 2014

3 at 30: 2nd Ear Piercing

I had my 2nd ear piercing on my 2nd year in college. The decision is abrupt. It was on a UP exam day, Wednesday, with nothing to do in our boarding house. Ate Kharmel and me decided to go to SM City Iloilo, find the booth that do ear piercing. In a click! I had my 2nd ear piercing.

I just stop putting on a 2nd earring when I entered law school. But that simple act made me fearless of the unknown. 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

2 at 30: Act on Stage

I love acting and even dreamed of acting on a short film.......haha no longer a secret. Elementary years where spent doing small stage plays in school. But comes U.P. days, I got the courage to finally underwent the 4 weeks screening and workshop with TAGUPCI.
TAGUPCI stands for Theater Arts Guild of U.P. City of Iloilo. It is the first ever U.P. theater organization awarded the President's Award by the UP system.
TAGUPCI is family and my refuge. Sleepless nights and weekend rehearsals became my daily routine. And this is when I get to excel more in my academics, which simply shows that when we are doing the things we are passionate of we become more productive and no amount work is too hard.

I get to have my first taste of acting on stage when I did the "12 Angry Women by Reginald Rose". Acting on stage is exciting and intelligent, because it got no "take two's" and cut. Teamwork is also important, trust with your fellow actors is the very first workshop we had in preparation for a stage play.
My good friends and fellow TAGUPCI Shannah and Jenny

After my first play I get to do more plays. I get to do UPV Pinilakang Tabing and some minor roles in TAGUPCI's stage plays.
I feel blessed to have experienced and tried acting on stage. Remembered my fellow actor once said; "Life of earth is a major stage play with no cuts and take twos, all need to do is to be the best actor of our life."

Monday, January 20, 2014

1 at 30: UP Naming Mahal

My admission in the College of Management of UPV Iloilo City came as a blessing to me. Because it gave hope and happiness to my Lolo Pedro at the time when he was battling lung cancer. Upon learning that I will be going to UP, he was so happy and excited to go with me in Iloilo City.
Four years after......UP opened my eyes to reality. I learned to live alone but the most important thing I learned is how blessed I am with the life my parents prepared for us. And the thing I love about being an "iskolar ng bayan," the freedom to wear what you want.

EXAMS mean taking a relaxing night with my boardmates on a last full show of a movie then a whole night of Iced tea while studying

Lunch is TSUP Meal; rice in a plastic, 2 sticks of barbeque and half bottle mountain dew.....
I got to let Papa and Mama walk the stage of UP Auditorium to received my ........
The years I spent in UP were the years that influenced me most. My Management Professor and Adviser's words stayed with me and became part of the choices I made, that as "management students your are taught not to get employed, but to create employment."

Sunday, January 19, 2014

30 at 30

It is not a bucket list, these are 30 things I did in 30 years. Yup I am 30 years old and in a month I will be turning 31 years old. I am proud of my age, haha, olay conversations lang ang peg....

As I ponder over the things I had and done in the last 30 years of my life. I felt happy and humbled by the experiences I have. It made me wiser as a person.
In the next 30 days I will be writing about the 30 things that made me who I am today.
 I am all so excited to start the next 30 years and more of my life! And live life the way Tinkerbell sees it......

Friday, January 17, 2014

On A Rainy Saturday!

LPA east of General Santos City cannot stop wander woman (Mama) and wander lass (Me) from wandering. Last Saturday is a full day for me and Mama. 
I have a delivery of bake goodies in General Santos City and she has to have her uniform made at Patahian. After doing our task, off we go;
  • Shopping in KCC General Santos City
A piece of advice, it's the best time to go shopping. Most malls and boutiques are on sale. While Mama went to buy some new clothes, I got a few pans from Masflex that were on sale. And a New Year's gift from Mama, a new turbo mop for the resto.
  • Lunch at Bon Chon
One of our newest favorite chicken of our Browie! I had Meal A consist of 4 pieces crispy chicken and rice while Mama had the Spicy Crispy Squid Rice Bowl all for Php 149.00 each.
  • Joined the J. Co Craze
J.Co Veranza opened last November 2013 and from that time on I get to see and read from my FB feeds J.Co donut stats. I did not dare try it, just seeing the long lines snaking around Veranza made me feel sorry for my legs. And for the new year, the craze lay low, no more long lines, I went straight to the counter and ordered 2 dozens of assorted J. Co donuts for only Php550.00.
  • Read our Chinese Animal Signs
Well doesn't hurt to know what is in store for all of us for the coming year according to our animal signs. For the Pig, must focus and work hard to achieve your goals. Hmmm, well I used to get that from my Papa, before I started my business, and in every thing we do we have to have it to succeed. 
  • Sweet Surprise from Human Nature
A beautiful surprise lays on my bed when I got home. Human Heart Nature sent me a sampler of their Overnight Elixir and discount coupon. Can't wait to try this elixir to work its magic on my skin.
  • Play with Browie
Got home and saw Browie's tent in our living room. Haha, the child in me transforms into a giant getting inside the little pig's tent.
  • Bought and Brought Flowers to church
Mama is the flower donor that Sunday, despite the rain we went to buy flowers at Sotie Flowers and Greens, it is one of the flower farms in our place that produces cut flowers. 
  • Cooked Rice Pudding for home and Aurora's Kitchen
Papa bought duck eggs and malagkit rice a day before, because he wants to eat rice pudding. Mama bought the remaining ingredients for it, all I have to do is cook it.  That's is being entrepreneurial, I get to cook for our family and have desserts for sale at the resto, Aurora's Kitchen.

It was a full day for me and Mama. Our day ends but the rain never ends.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Belle De Jour 2014

Belle de Jour is the perfect planner for me. The French phrase "belle de jour" means "beauty of the day." For a planner it makes planning and starting one's day beautiful, with its weekly affirmations, it keeps any bella motivated in reaching her goal

I got my BDJ last Thursday afternoon, and from that time on I feel more inspired to do all my daily task and to remain faithful in my goals.
Last 2012, I got my first Belle de Jour Power Planner. And this year I am more excited to have it, and make it a part of my daily routines and activities.
Harriet Tubman

Sunday, January 05, 2014

First Cupcake Project for 2014

2014. I am bolder and braver in my cupcake projects. When I started Passions Cupcakes in 2012, I did birthdays and even debut, but never with weddings.
On the 5th day of 2014, I did my first ever wedding project. It's small, one round Choco moist cake and twenty-two choco cupcakes. I used fresh flowers for the decorations.

It was tiring and nerve wrecking experience, but an inquiry on the cakes hours later, made my hopes high. It is just the start of a more beautiful cupcake wedding projects.
Cupcake Date: January 5, 2014

Friday, January 03, 2014

Big Lunch at Pancake House, SM General Santos City

On the 3rd day of the year, me and Browie is out for our first Foodies Find for the year. It was not my first time to dine at Pancake House, but for Browie, it's his first.

For lunch Browie had, Bacon strips and Rice, while I opted for a much healthier Spicy Chicken with Brown Rice Pilaf and a cup of Hot Cappuccino. Opting for it came so easy because of my Daniel's diet reading a day before.

And just when I am about to give my self a thumbs up for my choice of lunch, my Hot Cappuccino arrives with so much positivism. It got the Splenda sweetener sachet's positive messages. It made my day happier.

Browie was happy and full with his three big strips of bacon and sunny side eggs. The Spicy Chicken and Brown Rice Pilaf, has the right amount of spiciness on it.

Happy and full on the 3rd day of 2014!!!! 
Table Date: January 03, 2014
Table Buddy: Browie 

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Life of Surprises in 2014

It's the first day of the year!!!!! And I am all so excited as I start my 2014 with a quote by Neil Gaiman. 

And as I fill my 2014 with magic & dreams & good madness, I am grateful for my family who continues to show their support and believes in me. 

I have to give a big thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing me younger Big Sister, Maya. As I start reading the book, Out of the Comfort Zone and into Missions by George Verwer, I am reminded of the greatest reason of all the blessings, to continue on working for the grand mission.

In faith 2014 will be the year of SURPRISES!!! love.... business.... family.... travel.... life.....