January 29, 2013


Got this from my email, so this explains the happiness! Not! Email was from Reeves, Ann M - (reevesa) <reevesa@email.arizona.edu> I am just so sick of getting these spam messages!

Dear Winner.
Your email ID has won prize money of (£700,000.00 GBP) From the Chevrolet International Lottery 2013. You are required to contact email: chevrolet_clms13@msn.com   with the details below to claim your winnings.
1. Full Name: 2. Contact Address: 3. Age: 4. Telephone Number
5. Sex: 6. Occupation: 7. State: 8. Country:
Regards, Claims Manager
KINDLY REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL ID: chevrolet_clms13@msn.com Note: Please make sure you keep your mail box updated every hour because we are going to be sending you E-mails regarding your lottery claims receiving date.
Tel: +447017046602

P12 Seat Sale!

Its the time of the year again to book seats for our annual family trip.  This year, we are thinking of going to Puerto Princesa in Palawan with the kids. I checked and the P12 is available for a Wednesday-Saturday trip for the five of us! Hope you get to book your tickets too!

January 23, 2013

Wednesday Happy Thoughts!

Happy Wednesday! Happiness is:
1. I am currently in Cagayan de Oro, enroute to Camiguin.  My first time in Mindanao Island! So exciting.
2. Chippy barbecue flavor, one life's simple pleasures.
3. The office gym has opened again, for free!
4. Running my daily 5K and losing 2 lbs already.
5. Having some blog earnings for my Cambodia trip.
6. Silly kisses from my kids.
7. My sister for enjoying her training! We will see her on TV soon.
8. John Green and his books. Cause of my headache as I write this, ha ha ha.
9. My husband for the sweet nothings. Ha ha, ang sweet na, nothing pa :)
10. My Ate Dianne for her thoughtfulness.

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January 22, 2013

Born on the Year of the Snake

I was born in the year of the snake, so this is my year.  And you know what, I just found out about it being the year of the snake and me being born on the year of the snake, ha ha ha. So anyway, according to my research:

This is a year of  water Snake, and all things will be possible.  Saving money and being thrifty should be your top priorities.  Delusion and deception are common in the year of water Snake.  Stay alert!  To gain the greatest benefits from this year, you must control spending and use your talents wisely.  If you are planning to get married or to begin a business partnership, be sure to thoroughly investigate the other person's finances and background before you legalize the alliance.

Since I already have 2 trips confirmed for this year, saving money and being thrifty are not on my list right now. But since all things will be possible for me, this will  be my best year ever! I claim it, Universe!

January 21, 2013

Blogging Makes Money!

Above is latest earning I received from hosting google ads on my blog.  Its actually a year and a half worth of blogging but this passive income generating hobby is not bad at all! And its actually a fifth of my Cambodia travel fund! Yehey to more blogging income this 2013!

January 18, 2013

It's More Fun in the Philippines | Lovers

Friday Letters

Dear CDO/Camiguin/Bukidnon, I can't wait to see and enjoy you next week! I am so excited! Dear Weight, Come down from the top please, ha ha ha! I need you to stay low so that I will look good in my travel photos.  Dear Money, Where are you? I need you badly! Dear Missing Blog, I cant sleep thinking about you and the 6 years we've been together.  I cant imagine what I will do if I cant recover you. Dear Mind/Body/Stomach, Can you at least for once cooperate and understand that I am on a diet here!?! Dear Husband, Thank you for making the time to take me to and from work despite your own schedule. I love you more. 

January 17, 2013


It's Good For Your Heart!

A very apt sign and great reminder on a busy elevator! I usually take the stairs when its only 3 floors up or down, but since my floor is at the 42nd floor, I take the elevator to and from the ground.
But I have the bragging rights of yearly going down from the 42nd floor to the ground, using the stairwell, during our annual fire drill.  I am the floor's fire marshal after all!

January 14, 2013

Our Hamsters Had Babies!

Last Sunday after church, my daughter was so excited to find out that her hamsters of less than a month old had babies! There were three 3 babies and we didn't know what to do! My daughter went to the other house to ask help from her cousin who sold us the hamsters and he told Ishi what to do.  So he put some more bedding and put the male hamster inside the cage. The mom and the babies were on the other side where a new water dispenser was placed.  My daughter was so overjoyed and giggly as we kept on saying she is now a grandmother!  It was such a fun experience for her and you can see her nurturing nature as she care for those hamsters!

January 11, 2013

Where to go in 2013?

January-Cagayan De Oro

Will fill in the blanks as soon as the trips are confirmed!

January 8, 2013

Our Media Noche Spread!

To welcome the new year, we made sure to have each one's favorite food on the table for our media noche spread.  We also ate early, and not close to midnight as usual but at dinner time because my husband had to leave for work.  And because there was too much food, we were eating it until January 2! Ha ha ha! Hope you all had a nice start to this year, same as my family did! Happy New Year everyone!

January 4, 2013

Welcoming the New Year!

Welcoming the New Year 2013 was such a fun and optimistic event in the Philippines! The sky was ablaze with colorful fireworks and we were made happy looking up at them!
 And here are just of the grander fireworks that we watched on the sky during the height of the midnight celebration!
 There were some scary parts when sky lanterns were lit in our congested neighborhood but they went up with no chance of burning our houses so we were thankful, ha ha ha!
 A spectacular display (too bad my camera just couldn't give it any justice)!
 More fireworks display!
Of course, all these fireworks made the sky look foggy the following day, ha ha ha! Happy New year everyone!