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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.