Saturday, March 31, 2012

things i love saturdays: pick-me-uppers

I was supposed to blog about how awful I've been feeling lately but then again I'm feeling a little better at this very moment hence this "things i love" post.♥

Let's begin with my recent hauls. Got blazers, animal print tops {ohmigosh, I'm addicted} and a logo top that well.. uhmm.. speaks so much about me! Haha! Please agree. You have to make me feel better. :P And if you're a twitter follower, you already know they made my wallet look anorexic. Sad wallet, happy closet, still confused me. Urgh. 

retail therapist: Forever 21

Moving on, look what I got from being a loyal SM {er, Forever 21} shopper. A cutesie patootsie black doll shoes. Got it for free from my SM Advantage card points. Haha. All because I'm so diligent in getting the card out of my wallet. I wonder what will I get next? 

it's cute, it's free and it's for me :D

Some more fashion related blah-blahs. I recently discovered the love for taking outfit shots. Only that they're headless! Haha! Someday I'll learn to make a decent facial expression while taking my own picture. Just as I thought I have mastered the art of multi-tasking, not for this one pala. Boo!

officially welcoming the summer with floral skirts ♥

and then trying to be fierce, rawwrr

Now for my non-fashion related pick-me-uppers.. I suddenly missed scrap booking so I grabbed my dust-collecting art materials and made this {see picture below :P}. It has found it's niche in my office whiteboard. 

the incrediBorbs ♥

Now for the last pick-me-upper.. the best friend! Because really, that's what friends are for. ♫  Napakanta ka? :D But seriously, it's times like this that you get to see who's for keeps. Thanks best. I got your back too. Wenks. ;)

for good times and bad times ♥

..and if you noticed I edited my pictures ala-Instagram. I think I'm getting an iPod touch just for that. Haha! Lemme think, lemme think.  

Sunday, March 11, 2012

some leftovers and new goals for 2012

Remember my 25 before 25 project? Yes, the one I failed to complete. :D It's a little humiliating but you know what, I honestly did not feel so bad about not completing it. I know somehow it still served its purpose - to give me a sense of direction when quarter life crisis started to hit me. Though I wasn't able to finish it, I still felt it was an accomplishment. It was the year I started to travel, to climb mountains, to run a race, to rekindle relationship with friends and most of all to feel good about myself again.

So now, here I am again challenging myself with another project. Let's just name this "2012 Goals" because it's way too late to make this my 26 before 26 project because in a matter of four months I'll be turning 26 already. I'll be including left-overs from my previous project because after all, they are still the things I'm dying to accomplish. You ready now? Read on.. 

The leftovers first.. 
.. from my September 2010 blog post of course.

1. Learn how to ride a bike
I sometimes wonder if this will forever be a dream.

the night I tried and failed :'(

2. Learn how to swim
And this one too. I hope not. 2012 has got to be nicer to me.

3. Have emergency funds
I joined our company's savings association and now I have my little emergency fund - so little I can't tick this off just yet. Also to remind me that I should not withdraw my money or whatsoever, this item is staying in my bucket list until I'm a bajillionaire. Bwahaha. :))

4. Experiment with my hair color
Here's the story. I've been sporting dead rebonded hair for as long as I can remember and I cannot just dye my hair or they'll be double dead. Haha! This March, I swear I'm going to seek for some expert's advice and finally tick this off my list.

5. Join volunteer works
Someday I'll be brave enough to go to a volunteer work alone. There's no one I can drag these days.

6. Be street smart
For heaven's sake, I should start ditching the cab.

Now let's proceed to my new goals..

7. Start a business
I've been wanting to have my online shop but it's only last month that I got to throw myself to it. I'm still on the process of inviting friends but Facebook is acting like a biatch blocking and suspending me from doing so. 

8. Be promoted
This is a goal for March 2012 supposedly but it was given to me September of last year. Such a  sweet surprise my dear company. You really making me stay? Haha!

9. Earn another certification
We all want to make the best of our stay, don't we? I'm halfway through. Can you cross your fingers for me?

10. Whitewater rafting adventure
If you've been reading my blog for a while now, you'll now I am so done with this. Bleh! Check out my rafting adventure here and some more details here. ;)

11. Surf in Calaguas
I was once invited to Calaguas but for some reasons I declined. At the back of my mind, I know I'm going there too. Someday soon.

grabbed from Pang :)

12. Visit Boracay
Just for the heck of it, really. Because Boracay is Boracay, if you know what I mean.

13. Buy dearself a digicam
I have one but it's old already. Hay nako, the problem with gadgets. I'm thinking of getting a Lumix GF3 in pink. Watchathink?

me wants this baaaadd

14. Stare Down a Tiger and
15. Swim with a Dolphin
In other words, visit Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari. I've been to Treetop Adventure, so just to complete the Subic trio. Seahorse tours offer this package for 2900. Expeeeensive. :P

16. Hike Mt. Pinatubo
Just how cool is that to swim in a volcano's crater? Check this post out! 

17. Try Wallclimbing
Though I doubt if my short limbs can make it to the top. Hell I care, i just have to try. Sabi nga ng Globe, go lang ng go. Haha!

18. Play paintball
I have La Mesa Eco Park in mind for both wall climbing and paintball. I watched wall climbing vids in Youtube already. This bucket list thing is making me excited.

19. Luxurious infinity pool experience
I can either lose all my wealth to Acuatico Resort or be content with Pamarta Bali. Paging Tsina, I know you want this too. ;)

grabbed from Pamarta Bali's page

20. Love my job, else.. leave it.
Ooopps, I can't believe I just said that {or typed, whatever}. Haha! I'm starting to lean towards the door but I decided to give my soon-to-be new role a try. Let's see how it can make me stay. You better make me happy, my dear company. :P

There you gooo.. Leaving this at 20 for now. Anyway, I can add as many as I want anytime and endure the humiliation of failing. Hahaha! But in fairness to this bucket list thing, now I can feel a sense of direction again. Why do I need to document things down to get started? Tell meeee. ♥

Saturday, March 10, 2012

short but sweet ♥

This is going to be a short but sweet post just like the short and sweet birthday celebration my father had last Sunday. ♥ Who would have thought he's 62 already? Looks young, yes? We had studio pictorial just because we missed it, dinner at Max's just because we all have to eat dinner and polo-shopping at Penshoppe just because it feels good buying something for the father. #loveyoubigtimepapi. :*

they had to kill their diets :P

our extended family made it to dinner

before the went to our bellies

our scanned studio pics ♥

Hafta go blog-hopping now. I missed my dearies' blogs already. ;)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

camiguin-bukidnon-cdo: itinerary, expenses and some link loving ♥

Hi Sey! Oopsie, I mean hi dear readers. Haha! I take promises seriously so here I am spending half of my day digging my braincells for this post. See how much I love my 80 followers? ;)

But waaaaaiiiitt! Before you even look at my own version of our Mindanao trip itinerary and expenses, disclaimer muna. :D I honestly did not take note of how our trip went on hour by hour. At one point I thought I can't do this post anymore because a month has passed and I already forgot the details of our trip - time we woke up, slept, had lunch etc. etc. Then a light bulb moment happened! Yung tipong may *ting* sound effects pa.  Haha! I suddenly remember pictures have timestamp. So the rest is history, alam nyo na pano ako nagcome-up sa IT ko. I feel so bright. Hahaha! :)))

As for the expenses, I listed them down but I accidentally deleted the note from my phone. Matalino man ang mantsing, minsan tanga din. Haha! To the rescue are my travel buddies and the receipts I kept. Buti na lang basurera ako.  At thank you sa travel buddies ko.

And this is where my disclaimer ends. Go take a look at our Itinerary. I hope you guys get something from it. Enjoy your Camiguin-Bukidnon-CDO trip. Higit sa lahat, wag kalimutan ang pasalubong ko. ;)

There's moooore! If you missed my Mindanao series, I'm listing down the links here. Go read 'em. 

Got to go! I'm finalizing my goals for 2012. Boo! I know it's March already. :P

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