Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another Fight

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sweet Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is one of my favorite occasions. It reminds me of the many things I should be thanking for. It's like Christmas to me. When I was young, my dad would give me flowers and a heart-shaped chocolate just so I wouldn't get jealous of my teenage cousins who are receiving those kinds of stuff. It made me feel important and loved. Special... Just as I always wanted.

February 14, 2011 made a special mark in my life. Not just a mark.. but maybe because there is a MARK to be thankful for. My boyfriend for 1 year and 9 months already had made V-day special. From delivering flowers to me as early as 5:30AM to exerting effort to also give flowers to my Mom and Sister to bringing vegetables to my Mom... His effort is definitely appreciated. Knowing that my Mom, as of the moment, disapproves of our relationship, I know if he continues what he's been doing lately, my Mom will accept him in no time.

He's such a sweet guy and I really love the fact that we're together now despite the mood swings, the irregular emotions and challenges we had to face in life and within ourselves. I am thanking God for this relationship.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Tagaytay Weekend Pics

Caleruega





One Tagaytay Place











Cliffhouse



Tagaytay Weekend

I went to Tagaytay early morning last Saturday. Honey and I planned to go there to relax and have an early Valentine's day celebration. Our first stop was at Caleruega ( check this website out: http://blissful-weddings.com/caleruega-church/ ). It was a nice church with retreat houses nearby/ within the area. It serves as a nice place for photoshoots and of course, weddings. It was my first time to go there. I was overwhelmed with the cool breeze of the air and the quietness of the place. The church was located at the top ( the area is quite high ) so we had to go up the great stone stairs and when we got to the church all I could say was WOW. The church was small which is good or an intimate wedding. It was clean inside and outside and I was taken by the images infront which were of glass and you can see light passing through those images which added more "holiness" in the ambience of the church. After taking pictures in it's garden we went off to Tagaytay Zoo. The zoo wasn't that appealing to me so I won't say much about it. Anyway, after that, we headed off to have lunch at Mushroom Burger! ( Check out bigappetite.com to see reviews )

After a great lunch, we decided to go to the hotel. We were booked at One Tagaytay Place ( onetagaytay.com ). Although we're supposed to check in around 2PM, we were there around 1PM because we were already tired. While waiting, we decided to check the infinity pool. It was really cold and breezy there. Open-air and great beach seats. After that, we decided to go for a walk around the hotel. We checked out the lounge on the 3rd floor, the gym, the game room and the resto. 2PM and the room was ready. We got room 412. We had a queen sized bed, ref and sofa with flat screen TV. We also have lanai and aircondition of course and a nice bathroom with hot and cold shower. Sleep was the first thing we did when we got to the room. It was soooo cozy that we didn't manage to get up and go out anymore until we got hungry and had our nice dinner in the hotel. The hotel prepared a buffet dinner at the 3rd floor lounge where all the other guests who availed the Valentine's Promo would be dining in. The dinner was great as they served tomato-based dishes ( for more info and pics check out bigappetite.com ). After a great dinner, we went to Cliffhouse to have dessert. While strolling and taking lovely pictures, we felt really cold and decided to grab a hot drink at Cafe Breton. He got a hot calamansi juice and I got hot choco and Mango with Chocolate Syrup Crepe. After that, we headed back to the hotel to rest.

Morning, we got up past 7 and went to the lounge for our buffet breakfast. Our check out time was 12PM so we started fixing our stuff while watching movies then we headed out. We had lunch at the picnic grove and then, tried the cable car. It was cool. Scary and exciting at the same time. It costs P300 per person and that's just one way. Quite expensive but it was worth the try.

For our pasalubong, we went to Good Shepherd to get ube and buko pies as well as polvoron. I was so excited to go home because I know the people at home are already excited to have a taste of what I brought.

The Tagaytay weekend was fun! I'm looking forward to our next stop. ( see pictures on the next post )

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The One That Got Away (Cheesy but true.)

Source: The Manila Times
By: Mark J. Macapagal

In your life, you’ll make note of a lot of people. Ones with whom you shared something special, ones who will always mean something. There’s the one you first kissed, the one you first loved, the one you lost your virginity to, the one you put on a pedestal, the one you’re with …and, the one that got away.

Who is the one that got away?

I guess it’s that person with who everything was great, everything was perfect, but the timing was just wrong. There was no fault in the person, there was no flaw in the chemistry, but the cards just didn’t fall the right way, I suppose. I believe in the fact that ending up with someone, finding a long time partner that is, does not lie merely in the other person. I can actually argue that an equal part, or maybe even the greater part, has to do with the matter of timing.

It has to do with you being ready to settle down and commit to someone in a way that goes beyond the little niceties of giddy romance. How often have you gone through it without even realizing it? When you’re not ready to commit in that mature manner, it doesn’t matter who you’re with, it just doesn’t work. Small problems become big; inconsequential become deal breakers simply because you’re not ready and it shows. It’s not that you and the person you’re with are no good; it’s just that it’s not yet right, and little things become the flashpoint of that fact.

Then one day you’re ready. You really are. And when this happens you’ll be ready to settle down with someone. He or she may not be perfect, they might not be the brightest star of romance to ever have burned in your life, but it’ll work because you’re ready. It’ll work because it’s the right time and you’ll make it work. And it’ll make sense, it really will. The day comes when you’re finally making sense of things, and you find yourself to be a different person. Things are different, your approach is different, you finally understand who you are and what you want and you’ve become ready because the time has truly arrived. And mind you, there’s no telling when this day will come.

Hopefully you’re single… but you could be in a long-term relationship, you could be married with three kids, it doesn’t matter. All you know is that you’ve changed, and for some reason, the one that got away, is the first person you think about. You’ll think about them because you’ll wonder, "What if they were here today?" You’ll wonder, "What if we were together now, with me as I am and not as I was?"

That’s what the one that got away is. The biggest "What if?" you’ll have in your life.

If you’re married, you’ll just have to accept the fact that the one that got away, got away. Believe me, no matter how fairy tale you think your marriage is, this can happen to the best of us. But hopefully you’re mature enough to realize that if you’re already with the one you’re with, that this is just another test of your commitment, one which will just strengthen your marriage when you get past it. Sure, you’ll think about him/her every so often, but it’s alright. It’s never nice to live with a "might have been," but it happens.

Maybe the one that got away is the one who’s already married. In which case it’s the same thing. You just have to accept and know that your memories of that person will probably bring a nice little smile to your lips in the future when you’re old and gray and reminiscing.

But if neither of that is the case, then it’s different. What do you do if it’s not yet too late? Simple… find him, find her. Because the very existence of a "one that got away" means that you’ll always wonder, what if you got that one? Ask him out to coffee; ask her out to a movie, it doesn’t matter if you’ve dropped in from out of nowhere. You’d be surprised, you just might be "the one that got away" as well for the person who is your "the one that got away." You might drop in from out of nowhere and it won’t make a difference.

If the timing is finally right,it’ll all just fall into place somehow. And it would be a great feeling, if in the end, you’d be able to say to someone, "Hey you, you’re the one that almost got away."

-- got this from Chee Estanislao's Notes

The Real Me

Your view on yourself:
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

The seriousness of your love:
You like to flirt and behave seductively. The opposite sex finds this very attractive, and that's why you'll always have admirers hanging off your arms. But how serious are you about choosing someone to be in a relationship with?

Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:
You have many goals and want to achieve as much as you can. The jobs you enjoy are those that let you burn off your considerable excess energy.

How do you view success:
You are afraid of failure and scared to have a go at the career you would like to have in case you don't succeed. Don't give up when you haven't yet even started! Be courageous.

What are you most afraid of:
You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

taken from : http://www.quizbox.com/personality/test82.aspx

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Boy Toy

I wish I have a boy toy. Someone I can play with. Someone I can spend time with each and everytime HE is not around to take care of me. Can someone send me a boy toy for Valentines?

OMG.

.... And he doesn't even know what he did?!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Japanese Holiday

I work for a Japanese Company and although I am based here in the Philippines, I follow both the Japanese Holidays and Philippine Holidays. This coming Friday, it's another holiday in Japan so in that case, I don't have work which means vacation for me. And yes, take it literally, because I AM GOING OUT OF TOWN!

Have you ever heard of One Tagaytay Place? As the name of the hotel goes, it's based in Tagaytay.( http://www.onetagaytayplace.com/ ) What's nice about the place is that I heard there are rooms over-looking the Taal Volcano which I have already been to 2 years ago when Uncle Tom came to Manila. Plus, it offers an infinity pool and the rooms looked really cozy. I am definitely excited to go there!!!! In fact, I have already packed my bag. ♥♥♥♥♥

Right now, I'm still browsing the net for my itinerary when I get there. Yippie!

Korean Fashion

K-Pop had been all over town in the past years. But hey! It's not just their music that's making waves but also their fashion. In fact, here in the Philippines, aside from the many Koreans I see, when I go to the malls, people try to imitate how Koreans dress themselves up causing the market to produce more Korean-inspired outfits. I checked on this website ==>http://fashion4us.com and it showed me tons of clothes that can be ordered online! Plus, it's soooo KOREAN!!! Check out the clothes I am eyeing on.


Blue in color and a very flowy skirt best for the weekends



RAWR!


Just right for Summer!


The Perfect White Office Dress


From Office To Night Out