Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine Suggestion: A Night for the Broken-Hearted

And if you think that all of the Valentine suggestions that I would be providing here would be for lovers/with partners, you're mistaken. Here is one for those single and broken-hearted (ouchie). We all still have a little place in this world, you know (nuff for self pity, lol!). Here is Party Place Bar's take on this Valentine's Day.

 Party Place Bar is at Mac-Arthur Hi-way Dolores, San Fernando City. You can call them at 045-961-3360. Be sure to wear black on February 13, 2010. They would be featuring an R&B band from Manila.

So if you are into this, do I get to see you on Saturday wearing black at Party Place? Ey, I won't be there - it's Pinoy Big Brother's Big Night. I would stay awake late just to catch this show everynight even if I have work the next morning - so NO I should not miss the Big Night. But thanks to Party Place -- they know that there are still those who would rather wear black than red on V Day. ;-)

Valentinte Suggestion: 15th International Hot Air Balloon Festival

The Hot Air Balloon Festival has been a regular event here in Clarkfield, Pampanga every February. Last year it coincides with Valentine's Day and same with this year. It starts on February 11, 2010 and ends on Valentine's Day. So don't you think it would be romantic to spend the Hearts' Day on this festival? The highlights usually are the balloon flights which usually happens at 5:45 AM to 7 AM and the night glow. The night glow is the best part (between 5:45 to 7:30 PM), in my opinion :) The sight is just spectacular! Check this photo taken by Vic delos Santos.

Tickets cost P150 each and are available at the TicketNet  or you can call +632 384-0085 and +63927 340-4994. For the full festival schedule, you can check it here.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This Made Me Laugh - Big Time!!!

I was having my favorite lunch (rice and mom's delicious kilain) while my parents were listening to the AM radio. It was a debate (or a question and answer?) for the presidentiables. I heard Eddie Villarde answer a question - not bad. Then there was Noynoy - not bad, too.

Then a question was thrown to Jamby Madrigal. The question was: "Magkano ang isang kilo ng galunggong at ang itlog na maalat?" She said: P60. And everyone in  the crowd shouted "boo!" - you could hear it clearly in the radio. Then she added: "Hindi ko alam kasi vegetarian ako." (ha!).

The itlog na maalat question was not forgotten. She went, "Di ako kumakain ng itlog." (haha!) You could hear the people shouting at her answers. As for us three (mother, father and I), we were laughing. But of course, this just proves one thing. I just hope the Filipino people would get to vote REALLY wisely.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Heart Get Laud!

Lately, I am having this certain likeness for dresses. Maybe because they really are so girly. They bring out that femininity in you (if there's any, ha!). But then of course, I could not afford buying those expensive ones plus I am scrimping (save, save, save!). So the solution? Buy those from Get Laud!

Okay, they haven't paid me for this -- not yet (heheh, kidding!) but I am loving their designs plus they are easy on the pocket. A dress would be around 400 to 700 pesos only (about $8 to $15) but they are really chic. Lookie:

photos by Vic delos Santos

And most of all, they have good customer service. A friend from Dubai wanted to have that silver dress but they no longer have one in SM Pampanga branch. All you have to do is message them and you'll get that "special delivery" of the item you wanted. :)

In this time, you can still look fab like celebs (Phoemela is the image model and Desiree wore their multi-dress in May Bukas Pa) without spending a fortune! Now, if you're wondering if I felt like a celeb while in them - hmmm, not really. Slight lang! teehee!!! :)

Valentine Suggestions

Okay, just because I am "technically" single right now, that would not stop me from talking about Valentine's Day. Yep, it would not stop me, hehe! Love is still in the air in my parents' our home and I am still in love with a lot of things.

I will try to add more in this blog once I get to know these promos/events. So here are my first two:

Love's Perfect Company at Holiday Inn - Clark, Pampanga

The set up is really romantic for events like this in Holiday Inn Clark, Pampanga. Last year I saw their set up at the pool side and it was really impressive. And the featured artist this year is The Company. I am a BIG fan - I got to watch their show sometime in 2008 at the Casino. They were really awesome!!!

Love the Tiger at The Mansion - Enclave, Angeles City

Since the Chinese New Year coincides with V Day, the newest and most talked about bar in Angeles City came up with this event. The best dressed for the night would be able to come home with 10,000 worth of GCs from Penguin and Paper Dolls. Just make sure that you go at The Mansion wearing your best GOLD outfit. It would be best if you go with your partner so that you would both bag the best dressed award. That would be 10,000 GCs times two plus the millions of joy you get in this "highend" and posh club.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get Bitter to Get Better

We were watching the onsite video of Rica Peralejo's wedding, when I suddenly said: "Ahh, they are so happy. It's making me sad..." Yup, obviously I am bitter! And for a woman who just came from a failed marriage, it is just normal to feel bitter over those who are so happy with theirs.  And that's reality - oh! life!

Of course, I am just a human being and I just want to nurse these kinds of emotions every once in awhile. But take note though it's not everyday that I feel bitter (Wow! Do I sound defensive?) about all these stuffs. The only exemption I think is if everyday, I would see uber sweet and cheesy couples who are clinging to each other while on the jeepney . Probably, it would then be an everyday thing.  Heehehe, bitter! :) 

For me, feeling bitter helps me face reality. It jumpstarts the desire to change things little by little. Of course, I could not guarantee that it is the best thing to do to move on but as for me, it really helps. Hopefully, the next time I see very happy couples(even if it would be on a day to day basis, heheh), I would no longer feel that . Anyway, we have that built-in immunization in our system. There would come a time that you would get used to it. I am already close to this stage - at least I would want to think so :)

How about you? How do you cope up with moving on?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


This is what technology has done..

~ While searching for the tons of cds in the cabinet to find the one that has the Hip Hop Abs, I was wishing to just punch in CTRL-F and find the CD in a snap.
~ Was looking for the manual of the universal remote control and have searched hi and lo but it's nowhere to be found. Why does CD-R-King's universal remote manual has to be so tiny? Please help...CTRL-F again. Sigh!
~ My niece and aunt were looking for her girl scout uniform. They have searched all the cabinets including those in the kitchen (duh!). Francesca was already getting impatient and was bugging me to text her mom (in Australia). If the house has CTRL and F keys, probably they would stop bugging me. :)

In life, we also try to find something or someone that would make us happy. We're always in a search. Would you want to have CTRL and F keys too in your life? Ah, what's funny then is that when you already keyed in CTRL-F, we end up not knowing what to type in that find box. Oh that's life!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

On Moving On...

"Let go of the past. There's a significant reason why it can't make it up to your future."

I read this from one of the tweets of “The Love Strings”. Without any hesitations, of course, I totally agree! :) And this is how I am living my life since August of 2009. I just have to accept the fact that what happened, really happened for a reason. And it is meant to happen that is why it just has to end that way. It has no space in my future – so it is done, ended, ceased and finished! :)

It was also last August 2009 that my brother and my then soon to be sis-in-law had their prenuptial shooting. The photographer is my very good friend, Vic and as my way of moving on, I also need my own photo shoot. :)

This is me walking away from the past but moving on to a sweeter future.

Burying the past but reliving the lessons learned.

Looking to a brighter beginning with a big smile because life indeed is beautiful – in spite of and despite of!

Finally Gave In

I am now approaching my third decade of existence in this world and it is just now that I finally gave in to seriously learn how to drive. Fear and laziness are the main reasons for this. Today is my last day in the driving school. Oh, I hope that I would really be confident enough to brave the roads especially during the night. 

Would learning how to drive equals buying my own car? We'll see but I don't have the budget yet and I am saving for a very important thing (tis my priority #1). My father's wheel has been our constant ride since I was in high school (do the computation). Good thing it still serve the purpose of bringing us to wherever we want to. And of course, there comes the sentimental value - father could not just ditch it anyway. So I really need to learn how to handle the old jeep :)

Gotta go now, I would need to prepare for my 10-12 driving lesson.
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