October 31, 2012

My 7 Deadly Sins: Halloween Special

Thanks to Ehms, I found this timely meme, the 7 deadly sins from  for Halloween, and so here goes my list:
PRIDE: Seven great things in your life.
1. My husband, Noel.  We've been married almost 15 years and although there were rough times, it's all worth it.
2. My 3 adorable kids. I will do everything in my power to give them a chance at a great future.
3.  My loving and supportive family: my mom,Kris and Ate Dianne.
4. A great set of friends: superfriends Ehms and Rona, through-thick and thin friends Vangie, Blanda, Cat, and 'officemates' Caryl, Mara, Ria, Jana and Aryssa, and a lot lot more people around me.
5. My job, and the awesome set of people at work.
6. Good health, except for this pesky allergy.
7. My blogs and the moolah that comes from them, hi hi hi.
ENVY: Seven things you lack and covet:
1. A sexy body, wahahahah!
2. Finance/accounting background
3. Money in the bank
4. my own published book.
5. travels
6. smashing wardrobe
7. a designer bag/watch/shoes
WRATH: Seven things that make you angry:
1. Know-it all's
2. Late or no reply to text or emails
3. Broken promises
4. Plastic (both literally and figuratively)
5. Dirty house
6. Dirty laundry
7. Password-protected wifi, ha ha ha.
SLOTH: Seven things that you neglect to do:
1. Leave for my MBA.
2. Now I have to do it all over again!
3. Organize the shoes/closets
4. Giveaway old clothes/stuff
5. Exercise
6. Pay PDC for our housing loan.
7. Again, exercise, Ha ha ha.
GREED: Seven wordly material desires:
1. New house
2. New car
3. DSLR camera
4. Cash
5. more cash
6. and some more cash
7. and a little more cash wont hurt :)
GLUTTONY: Seven guilty pleasures:
1. Travel
2. more travel
3. Spa dates
4. more spa dates
5. Pizza, pasta, burger, chocolate, ice cream
6. Books!
7. Blogging
LUST: Seven things you love about love:
1. Cuddling
2. Kissing
3. Spooning
4. Wet kisses from the kids
5. A wedding
6. A wedding ring
7. the knowledge that there is someone who looks after you.

Wow, this is not easy, but it sure was fun!!!

October 24, 2012

Boracay, I Keep Coming Back to Boracay!

Boracay, October 2012. Noel and Dinah.

October 15, 2012

Jellies: Dancing Sea Fairies at the Manila Ocean Park

Our company recently had its Family Fun Day at Manila Ocean Park, a marine theme park this side of the Philippines that houses a large collection of sea animals. It was indeed a fun-filled day of family bonding and learning!
 One of the free attractions that we were able to see was the Jellies: dancing sea fairies.  The colors of the tank changes to the tune of the music! It was indeed fun to watch despite the number of people.  The kids were awed and amazed!
 One of the jellies I was able to capture a picture of in full!
 The life cycle of a jellyfish made it educational too.  My kids would look at this and then run to one of the tanks to see on which stage the jellies on that tank were.
My son Danniel, having his photo taken at one of the tanks!
I think it would have been more enjoyable if the room was not too filled with people.  But since it was a family day and there were schedules to be followed, the room was cramped.  But that did not stop that kids from enjoying themselves!

October 11, 2012

What Destroys A Relationship

I have been married 14 years to this man and we have been through some very rough times together. But I am very happy that despite everything that has happened, we are still making it work.  Despite all these years, I cant still say what can destroy a relationship. Yes, there's infidelity, loss of trust and lack of passion and a lot more but if one is willing to forgive, the relationship can still be mended.  But, only if both parties are willing to work it out.  It's easy to say I forgive you, but if you bring it up again every time you fight, then where is the willingness to forgive and forget? Or if the party who made the mistake has to take all crap from the other party just to earn the forgiveness, sooner or later, he will tire of it.  So, both must be willing to work it out and both give an effort to make it work.

And why o why that picture? Well we are surrounded by sharks who are might be willing to attack us, given the chance! Thanks God they are in an aquarium and we are protected by that glass wall.  So okay, its a stretch but relationships are like that. You must protect it, and surround it with love.  But if one strays, decide if you want to make it work and do it. If not, just let go.

October 1, 2012

How was your September?

Today is the first day of the new month and we are eager and excited to start the month right! But, let me first tell you how my September was.  It marked the anniversary of a very difficult month last year when my husband and I went through something very painful.  Thank God we survived that and our family is now stronger than ever. So, here is my September:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
-Bared To You

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
-Total Recall, Magic Mike, Amazing Spiderman and Expendables

What special days did I celebrate and how?
-My date with Ishi

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
-none, just the everyday gift of love and friendship!

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
-Ishi was sick for 2 days, hubby had the flu as well

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- that date with Ishi,

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
-Adobo Connection, TOSH, Magnolia Ice Cream House and Fab Restaurant

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
-the ticket to Boracay for me and my husband this October and the January ticket to CDO with friends

What were this month's disappointments?
-my uncle died and Mom has to go to the province and husbands regularization papers are not yet out.

What were my accomplishments this month?
-worked on a financial model, yay! and lose some pounds and said no to rice! Woohooo