Night of December 1, 2016, my husband and I started another Christmas tradition – the “Advent Wreath.” Thank God for our church pastors & their families, who shared the importance of having family Christmas traditions. For reminding us to focus on … Continue reading
Merry Christmas everyone! Sharing some joy, hope and lots of love! Celebrate Jesus this time of the year!
This Christmas season we don’t have to spend so much on expensive gifts and wrappers. It’s the thought that counts, such a cliche, but this is true on Christmas. So, think before you spend this season. A little creativity can … Continue reading
This year I’m super happy that I went to Divisoria (168 Mall) to completed my Christmas shopping list. I went there 3rd Friday of November 2014, it’s a good time to go, because there’s only few people in the mall. Hindi mo … Continue reading
After Christmas dinner with my Victory group, we hang-out at Haagen Dazs in Alabang Town Center and tried their chocolate fondue. Sinful right?
But we don’t care, its Christmas and its time to enjoy good food with good friends. We’re all hype and excited for our ice cream, choco fondue and toppings! woot^woot^
After few hours…. Ang sarap naman kasi!!!
After the Cebu trip, on December first week, i catch-up with my personal preparations for Christmas 2010… I’m so not in the mood to buy gifts this early… Maybe because what matters to me now, is the question that running in my mind recently “How can i make Jesus smile in His birthday this 2010?”, and so I’m praying for that, and hollah, my ex-KC friend “tet” invited me to give and celebrate Christmas at PGH ward, i’m so happy to be part of this event, since I know this will make God smile! 🙂 even the patients & their family smile and cry when we bring out some food and simple gifts we prepared for them and as this children sung Christmas carols for them… Me & my sister, can’t help it, we cry… actually it’s a mix of emotions, i’m sad for these people who will celebrate Christmas in the hospital. I experience the sufferings of having a sick loved ones.
I also feel grateful that God has given me, my sister and my friends this opportunity to help the needy. I remember when Nanay was confined at PGH ward 15 years back, we are in lack in our finances, that we have cannot afford to send nanay in a private hospital. We even have to seek help from PCSO to assist us with hospital bills. I’m indeed thankful where God brings us now… We don’t even have to bother about this kind of emergencies. He blessed us so much now that we have to give back!
We bought our Christmas gifts for friends in ABS Export in Cebu, they had unique accessories for sale in their showroom. I like their accessories because it is made of mix local materials, wood, wires, shells, etc. for their products go to abs.access.com
For our inaanak, we shop at GMA’s Noel Bazaar. There’s a lot of nice and affordable items. I bought jacket (Minnie mouse), Ipanema flipflops, Bible Story books for my inaanaks. A boyfriend polo and tops for myself and for nanay. I wish i have more shopping money so I can buy more stuff for myself too!
These are the gifts ready to be given away on Christmas day 2010. A Guess bag for my sister (jell), a make-up kit for nanay, bracelets + toiletries for my cousins, choco pie for my cousins, jamon de bola for dick, kuya & kuya rollie, assorted pinoy foodies for angel & family and some cash for other inaanak!
Few Cebuano words i learned during this trip, Maayong Hapon, Maayong Gabi-i, Maayong Agdaw (that’s good aftie, good evening, good day). When you commute and ride their jeepney, you should know “Palihog” (pasuyo – for my fare please), and “lugar lang” (to say para or stop).
Nanay and my sister Jell, went to Cebu on December 9. They stay in my hotel at Marriott. i grab this opportunity for them to visit Cebu. Thank God, i got a Cebu-Mla flight promo fare just for 1K roundtrip, great deal huh!
While i’m busy with Monsanto activities, jell and mother tour Cebu City. Kudos to the local government of Cebu, they made getting a cab so convenient and taxi drivers are honest and reliable. Luckily, the driver tour nanay & jell in Cebu City just for P200 fare.
They also went shopping for pasalubong, Taboan market is know for Cebu native goodies their danggit, dried pusit, dried mangoes, chicharon and mango puree.
Nanay and Jell also enjoyed Marriott’s buffet breakfast at Garden Cafe.
In our last day, we went to ABS Export factory, where we bought Cebu export quality accessories. We’re so happy! ;b
I also tried, Sky Walk at Crown Regency… I’m scared of heights, but i tried it alone! Thank God i made it! woot woot!
Then we tried 2 movies at their 4D theater, it’s like the 4D in HK Disneyland… We all giggle and feels scared with the effects… super saya!
Finally, i got to blog again! my very first blog for December, it was a super busy month, but so many breakthroughs indeed!
Let me start with the first week of December happenings… Got a FB PM from my bestfriend Angel, she told me that she, Joel (her hubby) and their 2 cute little girls are here for vacation… So finally, we contact our girlfriends so we can have dinner and videoke… Zaldy & Pheng came… It’s nice to see “us” together again! How I wish the other girls joined us too!
I bring them to my favorite resto in Alabang – Kanin Club at Westgate. I know that Joel & Angel loves food so i knew it, that they would love my fave KC dishes, Tinapa Rice, Crispy Dinuguan & a new discovery “Seafood Kare-kare”
Then we head-off to BF, to sing all night long at Platinum Videoke. We’re surprised that Joel has a nice voice, he’s a a singer and he’s the only one who got the perfect 100 score! Angel is a singer since Highschool by the way… We had a great kulitan moments! Singing our heart out loud with our barkada theme song — “Points of View” and “Won’t last the day without You” ;b
Angel, me and Pheng ;b
Me and my college friends Lyza, Khrisna, Mitch, Zaldy & Litzer, decided to have our dinner at Chelsea Serendra. It’s my first time here and i will definitely go back! The food, ambiance and service is great! Definitely a value for money.
Good food is best to enjoy with good friends….
I forgot the name but this Shrimp cooked with tomato sauce & garlic is so good (it’s like nilasing na hipon).
i super like Chelsea thin crust pizza, top with mozarella, fresh tomatoes, pepperoni, beef and vegetables.
and of course, my favorite is their Rosemary Chicken…