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Monday, September 10, 2012

Clumsy Jonathan!

This morning at around 5AM, I was inside the bathroom when I heard two loud shouts; one from Alex and the other from Jojo.

When I asked what happened, Alex said the cup was accidentally hit by Jojo's elbow then I saw that Jojo's milk was spilled on the floor. So I thought that was it. But when I asked Jojo if he was hurt, he said Yes and he showed me his left thigh.

It looked like this :

It was horrible. I know that the pain he felt that time was indescribable. I know it because it happened to me once. So instead of going to work, we went to the hospital.

The skin was scraped and then the doctor applied cream and put gauze pad to protect the wound from infection. He was also given anti-tetanus vaccine and pain reliever vaccine.  Before we went home, the doctor prescribed antibiotics and pain reliever capsule.

Let's take a closer look:



Saturday, September 8, 2012

Kim Hyun Joong and Me!

Hey folks!

A year ago, I got the chance to meet Kim Hyun Joong. I'm sure you know him, he is Yoon Ji Hoo of Boys Over flowers and Gelo Baek of Playful Kiss.

I've been searching thru the internet hoping that somebody must have taken my picture as i was doing the high five with him but there was none.

I tried rummaging thru youtube and voila!!! I got it!! I told you, patience is a virtue.Here is the link to that video I am talking about, this precious video.

I think I saw myself here at 1:27, we'll I can't remember anymore. So happy, my efforts paid off. Thank you very much to whoever is the owner of that video.

As a souvenir of my high five with Leader, I took a screen cap of that video.

Here it is :

Sorry if it's blurred. But I assure you, that is ME and KIM HYUN JOONG!!!


Saturday, August 11, 2012


Nine days of torrential rains and guess what happened??? FLOOD!!!  And our place was not spared from this natural calamity...

Outside my mom's house is knee-deep flood and is becoming stinkier and stinkier everyday.

Inside the house, floodwater continues to rise. In this picture, you can see that the water is still clear and the chair's feet is still visible.

Here, you can see that the chair's feet is already partly submerged. and the water is no longer clear.

Outside, residents built a makeshift bridge. By the way, the woods were donated by Ate Mira Pastor Ricalde. Thank you so much for your kindness. We will forever be grateful *salute*

Hopefully, the floodwater will subside fast.


Friday, July 20, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello everyone!!!!

It’s been almost two (2) months since we last saw each other, right? Did you miss me? I hope so J Because I missed you. Yeah, I missed everyone. Damn! Why does work always gets in the way!!

Any update? C’mon, tell me! I’m not very updated about the boys’ activities because as I have mentioned, I became busy with office work. Well, I know that they reunited on Kim Kyu Jong’s fanmeeting. And that’s absolutely a good news for all Triple S fans. But the sad news is that Kyu Jong will be entering the military service on Monday, July 23. So our most awaited SS501 comeback concert will have to take a backseat. Because as we all know, all men in Korea are required to enter military service for 2 years. After Kyu Jong, who’s next? We’ll never know. But one thing is for sure…we will surely hold on to their promise that they will be Five Forever As One. Right sisters? Aja! Fighting!

On a lighter note, I am happy to wake up every morning because Hyung Jun is waking me up. Have you heard of his wake up call? If not, click HERE to hear Baby’s voice.

Have you watched Secret Garden? If yes, then I’m sure you are familiar with Gil Ra Im's message alert tone....munja wa shong. I have this on my phone and every time I hear this, it reminds me of Kim Joo Won hahahaha!

Well, that's it folks! I'm just so happy that I'm back and hopefully, it's for good.


Thursday, May 31, 2012

On hiatus....

This blog will be on hiatus for a few months...

I am quite busy with office work because one (1) HR staff is on maternity leave and I am temporarily in-charge of her workload.

I will resume blogging as soon as my time permits.

I will miss you guys!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Happy Anniversary to me!

Yes! It's my anniversary....

You read it right. MY anniversary.....

I was updating my post for our job vacancy when I noticed this :

My 2nd anniversary as a member of Triple S Philippines! Love it!


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Miss my blog :-(

Yes, I miss my blog.

Though I always log in, I never had the chance to post some important happenings in my life, in my family, even the birthday bash that I promised to post monthly...WTH!

Okay, enough of that. To begin with, allow me to refresh my mind on everything that has happened from March up to present, some are good but mostly bad.

I consider March as a bad month for me this year. Waeyo? Because Jason was hospitalized from March 6 until March 12, 2012 due to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Stage 1. And of course, I took care of him while in the hospital meaning, I was absent from work for 6 days! Glad I still have my job when I came back hehe.

Oh, and another thing. Alex had a freak bicycle accident last March 31. He was on his way to my mom's house when the fork of his bicycle was cut into half and he fell on the pavement face first. He sustained bruises on his forehead and nose and 3-stitches on his philtrum. During the first few days, he wasn't able to speak and eat properly because there was a big crack on his lower lip which eventually became a mouth sore. But he's okay now. The stitches have been removed, the wound is already healed though it left a small scar, as expected. But the f_ _ _ _ _ g mouth sore is still there! But over all, he's doing well. In fact, he's planning to join the fun bike on April 28 organized by the City of Taguig for the Mutya ng Taguig motorcade.

On a lighter note, my niece was baptized last March 25 at Sagrada Familia Parish Church. I was the one in-charge of the picture-taking although some of the godparents also took pictures.  Because of the baptism, I wasn't able to attend the debut party of my bestfriend, Claire (sorry). I was included on the 18 candles. But since I wasn't able to attend, I wonder if they changed it to 17 candles? Hahahaha, just kidding. Lola, if you happen to read this, don't get mad. (I fondly call her lola XD).

Let me greet first our sexy charisma....Happy Birthday, Park Jung Min! Fighting! Hahaha! How can I forget our boys' birthdays???

April....April...April....not so good month for me. Mainly because we had a reorganization in the office. If before I was only handling Employee Benefits, starting April 1, Employee Services is also mine. Which means all concerns related to employees' service will go through me. What the heck! I have no choice anyway. It's either I accept it or I resign!!! I choose the former obviously since I am still here hahahaha.

Oh my....I think it's already a long post. I will save the rest of my thoughts for the next post.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Food Trip!


I tweeted about my meeting at Makati in which I was so irritated. You can read my tweet HERE .

Anyways, when I reached the venue, I realized that it was not really a seminar with many attendees. It was just a meeting with our corporate lawyer, Atty. Pilar Pilares and Atty. Regina Pimentel of  Castillo Laman Tan Law Office, together with Mr. Yukinori Azuma and Tina Cabigan of  Test Solutions Services and I. So it was just the five of us (thank heavens!).

After the meeting, Mr. Azuma treated Tina and I to a sumptuous lunch at Saika Japanese Restaurant located along Chino Roces Avenue, Makati City. I scanned thru the menu and my eyes caught the "gyudon set" which if I'm not mistaken is the favorite if not one of the favorite food of Kyu Jong. So I ordered for it and I'm glad I did!
I wasn't able to finish the whole meal as I am already full :)

Wanna try it? You won't regret it, I promise!

BTW, before the day ends,
I wanna greet Kim Kyu Jong a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our little angel is here!

Hey folks!

So happy! Our most awaited angel is finally here! My sis-in-law Grace, wife of my youngest brother Don, gave birth yesterday at around 12:10 PM to a healthy baby girl. She is given the name Venan Marie. Venan came from my dad's aunt, Venancia or Lola Bining. Marie came from Grace's full first name, Mary Grace.

Without further ado, may I present to you the new joy in the family, Venan Marie!

What do you think? Is she smiling?

A closer look :)

Beautiful, ne?


Saturday, February 18, 2012

February Birthday Bash!

As I promised that I will be posting our monthly birthday bash, here's for the month of February. And because it's the month of love, our theme, of course, is Love!

I'll try to explain each pic :)

Our first game is a word game. As you can see, each group is holding a letter from the word "kupido". Mutya, our HR staff, reads a clue and the answer is formed using the given letters. For example : A gadget - answer is IPOD . the first group to guess the correct answer will go in front, form the word by the letters they were holding, and if correct, will be the winner. Group 1 won this game as they were able to give three (3) correct answers.

Our second game maybe familiar to some of you. It is a segment from Happy Yipee Yehey called Tanging Hinga Mo wherein a group with 3 players who has the longest breathe after singing a certain song wins. In this case, I was the one who sang the song. It was Kahit Maputi na ang Buhok Ko by Sharon Cuneta.
- Kahit Maputi Na ang Buhok Ko -

Kung tayo ay matanda na, sana'y di tayo magbago
Kaylan man, nasaan ma'y ito ang pangarap ko
Makuha mo pa kayang ako'y hagkan at yakapin, hmmm
Hanggang pagtanda natin
Nagtatanong lang sa 'yo, ako pa kaya'y ibigin mo
Kahit maputi na ang buhok kooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo........
After singing the last word, the first player from group 1 follows and the same goes with the other team.

Group 1 got 31 seconds while group 2 got 27 seconds only.

And the winner is.......sorry, I have no drum roll....GROUP 1!

Congrats to Nelson, Chanda and ma'am Maui

And now, time for group pictures:

blowing of candles!

Btw before I forget, we invited 2 guest singers from our operations group. 
Mary Ann and Badette, singing Louder by Charice & If I Ain't Got You from Alicia Keys.
I just thought that maybe if they sang individually, the result would be much better. Their
tendency is to outshine each other by singing louder than the usual. Well, that's just what I thought :)

I hope you enjoyed looking at these set of pics.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Post-Valentines Giveaway

Another fantastic contest from two (2) generous beauty bloggers:

Click this LINK for the details.


Belated Valentine Greetings :)

I know this is a late post since yesterday was Valentine's day, but please, just give me the liberty of posting even if it's late LOL!

I wasn't able to post yesterday because I brought my son to MPI-Medical Center Muntinlupa. He was suffering from diarrhea since Sunday morning and I was afraid he might get dehydrated so off we go. Thank God he's okay now. Thanks to his very kind and accommodating pediatrician, Dr. Jea Halum.

Moving on, I texted my friends to greet them a Happy Valentine's Day but the text came a bit late also. I think I was able to send the text around 11am since I was at the hospital that time attending to my sick son.

Anyways, I want to grab this opportunity to greet the important people in my life a Happy Valentine's :

My mom, Angie and my brothers, Darwin, Dennis and Don!
My sisters-in-law, Ate Fe, Menchie and Grace
All my relatives....
My sisterhood - Frelyn, Lele, Jerah, Yellie, Kdin, Mar, Shiela, Marie, Ivee and Ria
My TS friends - Cressa, Sol, Verna, Charm, Danie, Denise, Frances, Mels, Roselyn, Ems, Jeree, Akee, Julie, Jehd, Azette, Ate Cleng, Ate Shey, Ychan, Jane, Nerie, Shane, Kheena, Angel, Myoce, Wingwing, Mag and all the rest (too many to mention keke)
Rhenz - miss you dear!
And of course, how can I forget the 5 namja I truly love - Kim Hyun Joong, Heo Young Saeng, Kim Kyu Jong, Park Jung Min and Kim Hyung Jun.
And the other namjas I adore - Hyun Bin and Jang Geun Suk :)

What about my husband?  Well, I have a separate story about him.

My husband never gave me even  a single rose petal during our courtship period. Knowing us women, one of our kilig moments is when a guy gives us flowers, right? He never did! He reasons out that it's not practical and that he prefers to buy food for me rather than spend  his money to unimportant things.

But yesterday was a different story!

Since Jojo, our eldest son, was only allowed to eat fish (due to his diarrhea), I instructed him to go to the market to buy some fish. I was expecting him to arrive after at least 45 minutes but an hour had passed and he was nowhere in sight. So I just thought that maybe,  he was already at home cooking dinner for us.

After awhile, I heard a slight "commotion" from the outside. It was my cousins saying something not clear to me. As he was coming near me, the cheers became louder and I noticed that he was hiding something behind him.

And taaddaaah! He gave me a white rose!
He said it is the symbol of his pure and sincere love for me. Wow! Can you beat that? I was so touched....

Just sharing!


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River

Good morning peeps!

Saw this set of pics in my computer and I just love the color of our shirt here so I am posting these here eventhough it's really, really late. It's the color of Triple S, ne?

While my friends are busy posing for a shot, I was busy wiping the sweat from my face :)

There I was...lost in space again....grrrrr!!!!

Here are some of my favorites :

Showing off our Finisher's Band!

The Finisher's Band

My bib number!
 As you know, I wasn't able to join the 11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River since I was down with pneumonia that time :( .... Hopefully this year, with God's grace :)


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Sadee's Giveaways!

I joined another online contest. I'm enjoying online contests hahaha

Here's the banner :

Click HERE on how you can join.


Saturday, February 4, 2012

A gift from hubby :)

You might think it's an expensive gift, right? But it's not!

Well, just like any other girls (or women), I have my own manicure/pedicure set. It's a free bag from Avon which I got from my mom.

But because I love to experiment using attractive colors of nail polish, my mini-bag became really crowded.

And last night, when we reached home after going to Puregold Lakefront, he gave me this :

It's made of rattan. Lighter and more spacious than the previous one.

Let's take a closer look :)

See? I can now put my nail polish bottles in an upright position. I just have to put varnish so it will look shiny.

So thoughtful, ne?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Anything 501!

Hello Triple S!

My friend asked me to search for the lyrics of the song 'Init sa Magdamag' on the internet. When I asked her why, she said she heard the song sung by a Wil Time, Big Time contestant and she thought it was a beautiful song.

So I searched for it on the net and I was suprised to see that it has already 501 views! Yes, 501! The most beautiful number for all TS!

You don't believe me? Here's my proof :

Sorry if the picture is quite blurred. Just click on the pic to enlarge.

Love it! Do you think so, too?


Heart Kristel's MAC Giveaways

I recently got interested with beauty products and I've been visiting several beauty blogs to get tips. There are three (3) beauty blogs that I've been visiting - kikay trekkie, Peachy Pink Sisters and recently this one, Heart Kristel.

Just want to share this with you in case you wish to join.

The details of how you can join can be found here.

Goodluck to all of us.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Peachy Pink Sisters' New Year Give Away :)

Another quick post before getting busy with our company audit :

Peacy Pink Sisters are giving away cool sets of prizes for their loyal readers. Please check this out:

Click HERE to join.

Goodluck to all of us!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Bonding with my 2 "daughters"

Just a quick post before I go out of the office.

I had a dinner date with my 2 "daughters", Mutya, who calls me 'Nay Dang and Tess, who calls me Mami Dang which turned into Mami Ninang Dang last Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at Kenny Roger's in Festival Mall, Alabang.

I want to share with you some pics :

The one in eyeglasses is Tess while the other one in ponytail is Mutya

Now that's not what I wanted to emphasize. It's the shirt that I'm wearing that day....

Need I say more?  :)


January Birthday Bash!

I promised myself that starting 2012, I will be posting our monthly birthday bash celebration. Well hopefully, I will be able to keep that promise hehehe.

To start with, here is our January Birthday Bash...

Our new HR Manager, Lennie D. Pamaong, welcoming the attendees

Game time!...Guess the title of the movie.....

Our guest performers, JR, Kevin and Luiz!.. Never mind the group name. It doesn't sound good hehe

Time for group picture!

And the brains behind every birthday bash (with our guest performers)

That would be all! See you again next month!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Goodbye 2011...Welcome 2012!!!

2011 has passed!  And looking back, I realized I have so many things to be thankful for.

I thank the Lord …..

…..For the health he has given me and my family. Well yes, I had pneumonia but I am just so happy that I am well now.  And hopefully, I will be well for the entire 2012 (and the years to come J)

……For keeping my family safe from  harm.

…..For my mom who celebrated another birthday with us. She just turned 65 last December 20 and with no medical conditions except for occasional rheumatism which I think is just normal for her age J

…..For my husband who, even if it is against his will (I know it because I can feel it), still supports my fangirling

……For my kids, Jonathan and Jason, for being good and obedient children (though I must admit, there are times I just want them to disappear from my sight hehe)

……For looking over my Kuya’s family while he works abroad

……For my job, for without it I may not be able to support my family’s little whims

…..For letting me know SS501. The only Kpop boy group that I love and will continue to love. I’ve been a fan since Feb. 2010 and I’ve seen how they truly love one another and how they care for their Triple S. Not to forget that through them, I gained friends. SS501 Mansae!!!

……For being a an official Triple S since April 2010.

……For letting me meet my TS friends and I would like to mention their names – Frelyn, Lele, Yellie, Jerah, Kdin, Mar, Ria, Shiela, Marie, Ivee, Charm, Cressa, Danie, Denise, Frances, Sol, Verna, Ate Cleng, Azette, Jeree, Ems, Julie, Jehd, Ychan, Rovina, Joy, Chelly, Jane, Glazelene, Roselyn, Mels.

……For my TS textmates…you know who you are J (too many to mention)…though we haven’t met personally, it seems like we’ve been friends since time immemorial….thanks to SS501 for that J

……For my chatango friends, specifically Shane and Kheena.

……For giving me my overseas friends – Angel from Romania, Mag from Malaysia, Wingwing from US, Myoce, Fennel, Joongana, Rhezin all from Indonesia. Thanks for the friendship J.

…….For giving our family another blessing. And my Mom’s most awaited blessing at that!....A GRANDDAUGHTER!!!....Yes, it’s confirmed. My sister-in-law (with my youngest brother), who is scheduled to give birth next month, is having a baby girl! At last, a female grandchild for my mom and a niece for me. Why am I so happy? Check this out – I have 2 sons, my Kuya Darwin has 2 sons and my younger brother Dennis has a son! No sister, no daughter, no niece??? Now you know…. J

There are still so many things to be thankful for….And there may not be enough space to enumerate them. What’s important is that I give thanks to whatever blessing I have now.