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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

LET Rating Is Out!

Hello guys!

Nothing much to say except that Jojo's LET rating is out!

Here it is...

I immediately texted Jonathan to inform him of this latest update. He was a bit shocked that he got a high rating.

Anyways, 84.40 is quite an achievement. Don't you think so?


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Should I or Should I Not?

Hello there!

I already told you about my son who recently passed the LET board exam right? And from what I know and usually see, proud parents or families of those board passers would display a tarpaulin outside their homes.

Like this one...

So, what do you think? Should I print or should I not?


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Hurray for Double Victory!

Hey everyone!

Finally, after several months of waiting (read: 2 months), LET results has been released!

What a relief!

Imagine waiting for that Big Day and now it's here!

Wait...what? You have no idea what I'm talking about??? Well, here it is....

Yes, you read it right! JONATHAN PASSED THE BOARD EXAM FOR TEACHERS!!! Yahhooooooooo!!!!

And not only that. PUP Taguig ranked 6th on the over-all performance of schools

Isn't that double victory? For Jonathan and PUP as well....

Early Christmas gift, right?


Friday, November 27, 2015

My First Zalora Experience!

It's Fun Run season again!

But how can you join the fun if you have nothing to wear on your feet?

That is exactly my predicament. So since I have no more time to go to the malls to buy running shoes (actually, it's "walking" shoes), I resorted to shopping online. And since my friends in the office gave good reviews with Zalora, I decided to try it as well.

I browsed through the Women's Sneakers section and I saw several brands. Some are priced just right while others are too expensive ( at least for me).

What amazed me though, was how fast they delivered my order!

I ordered Fila yesterday at around 8:15 AM and my order was delivered before lunch today!

Isn't that fast! And to think that their website says delivery to provincial areas takes about 5-7 days. I'm impressed! Really, really impressed!

How about you? Have you tried online shopping? What's your experience?


Enchanting Trip at Enchanted Kingdom

Hello there!

Being with your family is probably one of the happiest moments in anyone's life. And why not? You are sorrounded by the people you love. What else can you ask for? 

That's exactly what I felt when we had our family bonding last November 20 at Enchanted Kingdom!

There were 13 of us - Mom, Ate Fe & Gab, Alex, Me, Jojo & Jason, Dennis & Dale, Don, Grace, Venan & Angel. Three family members were absent - Kuya Darwin who is in Saudi, Menchie in Singapore & Patrick, whose exam in differential calculus was scheduled on that date. 

We arrived at around 11:00 AM only to find out that the park will open at 12:00 noon. So, we decided to have our lunch first and off we go to Rose & Grace Restaurant in Paseo. 

After eating, we proceeded to EK. We arrived at around 1:00 PM and the place was already jampacked with students having their field trip. As soon as we entered the gate, the fun began!

We went home at around 6:00 PM since Dennis have some errands to do. So sad we were not able to witness the fireworks that evening.

We plan on going back to EK. This time, it will just be the four of us - Alex, Me, Jojo and Jason. Why? So we can stay until 8:00PM or until we see the  fireworks display.


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Licensure Examination for Teachers 2015

Hello everyone!

I am a bit nervous for this coming LET exam on Sunday, September 27. And why not? My son, Jojo, will be taking the exam for the first time.

He is assigned at University of the East, Manila as seen here.

And so, since we will be coming from Taguig and I don't want my son to suffer from stress due to long travel time, I decided that we just rent a room at a hotel nearest UE. When I consulted Mr. Google, the hotel nearest UE is...................tadahhh! ................. Sogo Hotel Recto! Whew! I know! I know! This hotel is a place where lovers usually check-in for some "happy" times. But I have no choice. We will be staying here for one (1) night only - check-in is September 26 and check out the following day. Just to avoid the hassle of being stuck in traffic. 

So there, just because of the LET, I will be experiencing how a motel looks like! Hahahaha!

Seriously, please pray for my son that he will pass the LET exam with flying colors. 

Thanks in advance!


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

SM Free Movie Voucher

Hey guys!

I received an email yesterday from SM Lifestyle Entertainment informing me that I am entitled to one (1) complimentary movie at any SM Cinema.

Here is the email :

I was asking if this is transferable since I want my son, Jojo, to use this.

Isn't it a good news?


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Jonathan's Graduation Pics!

Good day everyone!

I just wanted to share with you all the graduation pictures of my eldest, Jojo!

Proud mommy here!


Monday, July 6, 2015

Good News + Ranting

Hello loves!

It has been time immemorial since I last wrote on this blog. Well, it's not that I don't have time or I don't have anything to write about but, yeah, you can say that I Don't Have Time! Hahahaha!

Anyway, for my first post for 2015, I will rant about a certain courier. But before that, let me share with you one good news that excites me up to this day. Last month, I joined Kikay Trekkie's 6th Anniversary Giveaway. Surprisingly, I received an email from Marge, the blog owner, last June 23 that I was one of the winners. The prizes were all nice and especially most of them are products from Etude House

And this is the set that I won - Etude House Shinee Diary Set
Photo credits : The Travels of a Kikay Trekkie

The winners were randomly picked by Rafflecopter

For this, I would like to say Thank You to Marge Tan of Kikay Trekkie! Till next giveaway!

Now, for my most awaited rant....

In Marge's email dated July 1, I was told that the package has been picked-up so I was hoping that it will reach me either July 2 or 3.

July 2 - no package arrived. According to Hanna, the Xend rider had vehicular trouble. 

Okay, that was forgivable.As you can see, her package was re-delivered the next day. And since Signal Village is just a few kilometers away from Bagumbayan, approximately 5.8 kms according to our friend, Google, I was expecting that I will also receive mine in a few minutes or hours. BUT there was none! No Xend guy! No motorcycle! No package! 

And then this....

Really??? Vehicular trouble in 2 consecutive days??!!?? WTF!!

But that's not what this piece of paper says :

You mean, LACK of time??? Really??? But Xend support says delivery is until 9:00 PM. And as far as I know, Hanna's package was delivered around 4:00 PM. And Signal to Bagumbayan is less than an hour more so if you are driving a motorcycle.

Now, tell me! What really is the reason - vehicular trouble or lack of time??? Cause I'm kinda confused, you know....

I am just satisfied with Air21. How about you? Which courier company do you enjoy the services most?