Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloweeeeen!



HAPPY HALLOWEEEEN!
Enjoy your weekends guys...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

~Wordless Wednesday~

It's my first Wordless Wednesday! Have fun..


I took these photos using my cam last November 2006. My family and relatives had a two-day escapade in Caliraya Recreational Center at Laguna for the celebration of my aunt's 60th birthday. All expenses were paid by my dear cousin.

Happy Wordless Wednesday to all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Simplify...

I want to share the reflections on the book of Bo Sanchez, "Simplify and Live the Good Life". Below are the points which I like most. These points are the unified meaning of SIMPLIFY.

> Simplicity is having the time and space to embrace what is most important to you.

> Satisfaction doesn't come from getting what you want but wanting what you already have.

> We should always live below our earning capacity.

> If in my soul I deeply respect and value myself, people around me will sense that, and they, too, will value and respect me - whether I'm wearing an Armani or not.

> If you don't plan how you'll spend your money, you'll also end up in the same place financially: you'll have nothing at the of day.

> Don't work only for the money.

> Don't take living simply to the extremes. Living simply doesn't mean living in deprivation. Balance!

These would help us refrain from making debts and unnecessary expenses. Eventually making our savings account richer and our lives happier.

True indeed!

Unproductive Monday...

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, we were all unproductive here in the office as the electricity is on and off.. as in!!! not to mentioned the weather.. ang init!! the circuit breaker of the building was broken.. we were unable to see our work in the dark.. we were only chit chatting all afternoon and had a birthday treat from my colleague Kat-Kat (thank you for the food!).. that's how i spent my monday.. hope it will be better today...

Happy Tuesday to all!

Friday, October 24, 2008

-= Wordless Friday=-

Yup! Its my first Wordless Day.. and am making it today!


I took this photo (using my cellphone) last May 2005 at the beach of Iba, Zambales with my hubby (my BF at that time) while watching the sunset..

Happy weekends to all!

sicky sharque


Am sick lately.. I have colds and constant headaches. That's why am in my tamad mood to blog these past few days.. sorry guys.. be back soon.. need to rest...


Happy Weekends to all!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Yaya got scared..

Last Sunday, my hubby and I hired a yaya for Lance.. She was supposed to start working yesterday but we required her to have an x-ray and stool exam first as suggested by my BIL (a medtech). Yesterday morning, my MIL accompanied the yaya (who seems to be upset) at the nearby hospital for the x-ray exam. Since the result will be released in the afternoon, my MIL told the yaya to come back this morning and probably she can start working as it seems the x-ray result is just find as mentioned by the radiologist then her stool exam could be done later..

While eating breakfast this morning, she arrived with a sad looking face. Then she uttered "Ate, hindi pa ko nkapagpatest ng dumi ko baka may skit pala ako na diko alam baka maapektuhan pa ang baby mo.." I sensed that she is conveying something to me. Then I bluntly asked her if she is still interested to work for us and she replied "hindi na ako interesado, Ate.." At one point during our conversation, the yaya suprisingly said "..kc Ate sinabi ku naman sa iyo na wala akong skit pro di kayo naniwala wala pala kayong tiwala sa akin.."... Huh???!!! Then I told her "hindi nman sa wala akong tiwala.. sinabi ku naman sa iyo na mukhang wala ka nman sakit naniniguru lang ako.." Before the yaya left, I thanked her for coming..

Are we rude to require her those medical exams? We just want to make sure that the yaya has no illness as she will be handling my baby very often.. I've heard of many stories on yayas with TB and those babies they nursed acquired "primary complex". Our concern is for the welfare of my baby.. Is that too much to ask???

Friday, October 17, 2008

Simplify and Live the Good Life

My BIL shared to me the book of Bo Sanchez

... and I would like to thank him for that!

I have finished reading it already.. I was inspired and awakened (as Eds mentioned)..

As described in this book, you will alter your priorities and start focusing on what is most essential to your happiness. You will transform the way you use money and you will raise the quality of your most intimate relationships to a higher level - because you'll discover that they are the source of your greatest joys.

Bo's principles are so practical that you can adopt it easily in one's life..

I want to share with you some of the book's insights on how to save your money creatively...

The moment you get your salary, give your tithes first (tithe is in the Old Testament law which means giving 10% of your income to the Lord). Second, give at least 10% of your income to your savings account. Third, give to your "irregular expense" account - these are expenses that don't come each month like tuition fees, car insurance, or repairs. Figure out what irregular expenses are in your life and know how much they cost in total each year. Divide this figure by 12 and that's what you set aside.

Other ways to save money are as follow:

1. Automatic Savings - arrange with your employer or your local bank to regularly set aside a certain amount of your monthly salary for your savings - before you ever see it!

2. Save your Raise - allot your raise to your savings and live within your old paycheck

3. Keep Paying Loans After the Loans Are Paid Off - keep sending the same amount not to the creditors but to your savings account!

4. Hold On to Unexpected Cash - Received a bonus? cash gift from your parents? Keep this in your savings account - not in your wallet - because all wallets have invisible holes and money kept in them has been known to vanish within 24 hours!

5. Give up Expensive Habits - compute your savings if you give up smoking, buying Lotto tickets or eating an extra sweet snack

6. Sell Assets - sell all the clutter in your home (stuff that you no longer use)

Am trying to adopt the above principles at present.. And it's not that easy huh..! Maybe, I'll just start in small amounts first until I master budgeting our family income.. I just hope i would be successful and patient in dealing with this..

I hope somehow you were enlightened by this and will try it as a way of life..

I will try to share other insights of the book in my succeeding posts.. Until then..

Monday, October 13, 2008

Birthday Girl!

Hi! I've been in a long vacation.. I was on leave last thursday and friday.. because last thursday is my birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!) and since friday is an "ipit" day i made it a holiday as well.. hehe..

Well, I'm already 28 years old!!!! I thought am only 25 or 26.. kidding aside at some point i really thought that I am still at that age.. then i realized am not getting younger anymore... Anyway, enough for the drama.. I'll share with you now my unforgettable birthday moment, here it was..

Last thursday, i woke up at 7am had breakfast and cooked lunch for my baby and hubby's clan.. then my hubby (who is on mandatory leave the whole last week) and i went to my OB-GYNE for my 1st pap smear. afterwards, we went to Sto. Niño to drop and give my brother's habilin (someone will go to dubai).. We were suppossed to attend the mass in Catherdral unfortunately the mass is almost over.. Since it's already lunch time we were undecided where to eat until i decided that we go to the Robinsons Starmills and have lunch at Dencio's Bar and Grill Restaurant.




We ordered krispy pork sisig, sinigang na bangus belly, oriental chicken barbeque, and one order of plain, bagoong and garlic rice, also bottomless iced tea.. While waiting for our food, my department head/ city administrator walk in at the back entrance of the restaurant then i noticed the city mayor is coming next... my dept. head was looking around until he noticed and approached me.. i was shocked to see them of all the place and day, why now i asked myself.. then my boss asked me if i'm on leave and why i'm on leave (is he investigating or what?? hehe).. then i said "i'm on leave Sir because it's my birthday.." My boss was surprised to hear that he then went to his group.. at that point i want to get out of the resto and eat elsewhere.. harrrrr! i bet he told the city mayor about it.. and i'm right! a few minutes later the city mayor walk towards our table and greeted me a happy birthday! and asked me who is with me.. then i introduced my hubby.. the city mayor said.. "balaku mipaglolo kayu pmu!" which means "akala ko nagliligawan pa lang kayo..!" i can feel the blood rushing my face..! after a short talk, he went back to their table.. hayyyy.. i wished he went out of the resto.. hehehe..

When we're almost over eating, i can see the waiter talking to the city mayor and pointing at us.. what could that be, i asked my hubby... then i thought he might give us dessert! hahaha! but nobody was coming over.. hehe! until we asked for the bill, then the waiter said "ma'am, your bill was already paid by the city mayor!" we were surprised!!!!! i was not even personally close to the city mayor.. hehehe.. we had free birthday lunch!!! before we left the resto, we went to the city mayor to thank him and appreciate the treat.. hehehe.. i never imagined that would happen to me on my big day.. i won't forget my birthday this year..

After that sumptuous lunch, we watched the movie "My best friend's girl". It was a romantic comedy film of Kate Hudson.. I'll rate it 4 stars...

Since we had a free lunch, we went to Silky Touch (a beauty salon) for a facial for myself and foot spa with pedicure for my hubby (his first time, hihihi..)

Whew! what a day! my day was ended with a romantic evening with my hubby.. hehehe..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

LANCE 1st Birthday Party!

Whooola! I'm here again! it's been a while huh?! At last, I'll share with you my baby's 1st birthday party last September 28.. It was held at Jollibee Intersection CSFP around 4pm.. Here's our itinerary on that day:
~ Had breakfast (in my in-laws house)
~ My BIL (a teacher and pursuing his doctorate degree) did the first haircut (just a few strands) of Lance (it's a "kaugalian" to have your baby's 1st haircut from someone who's intelligent so that your baby will be intellegent when he grows older)
~ Attended Holy Mass
~ Went to "Gupit Bulinggit" for Lance formal haircut

pity Lance.. he was tired after and slept right away..

~ Went to my mother's house (Calulut) for my baby's video and pictorial

~ Off to Jollibee for the party!

We thought our guests won't come as it was raining that day due to typhoon. Luckily, 122 guests celebrated with us.. Some of them stayed at the common area as the function room was jam-packed! First, let me show you Lance long hair..

And after.. here's how he looks..
this is during his pictorial, we gave car toys as tokens for our guests..
Here's my baby's attire on his bday..
... he is wearing a Grizzly red polo with a Snoopy necktie, khacky shorts with EQ diaper, and Chicco shoes with darlington socks (kailangan bang enumerate?!)
Lance party had two (2) mascot appearances.. Hetty and Jollibee..

can you notice our color coded attire?! hehehe
Lance was not frightened by this two huge characters while some of Lance cousins had fever after...
the Birthday CAKE...

Here are some of our guests..


noticed how crowded the place?
finally, here's our family portrait..

My baby was very happy on his birthday.. He will treasure this deep in his heart.. thank you for making this day a success!!!

Happy Halloweeeeen!



HAPPY HALLOWEEEEN!
Enjoy your weekends guys...

~Wordless Wednesday~

It's my first Wordless Wednesday! Have fun..


I took these photos using my cam last November 2006. My family and relatives had a two-day escapade in Caliraya Recreational Center at Laguna for the celebration of my aunt's 60th birthday. All expenses were paid by my dear cousin.

Happy Wordless Wednesday to all!

Simplify...

I want to share the reflections on the book of Bo Sanchez, "Simplify and Live the Good Life". Below are the points which I like most. These points are the unified meaning of SIMPLIFY.

> Simplicity is having the time and space to embrace what is most important to you.

> Satisfaction doesn't come from getting what you want but wanting what you already have.

> We should always live below our earning capacity.

> If in my soul I deeply respect and value myself, people around me will sense that, and they, too, will value and respect me - whether I'm wearing an Armani or not.

> If you don't plan how you'll spend your money, you'll also end up in the same place financially: you'll have nothing at the of day.

> Don't work only for the money.

> Don't take living simply to the extremes. Living simply doesn't mean living in deprivation. Balance!

These would help us refrain from making debts and unnecessary expenses. Eventually making our savings account richer and our lives happier.

True indeed!

Unproductive Monday...

  • Posted: 8:50 AM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Universal

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, we were all unproductive here in the office as the electricity is on and off.. as in!!! not to mentioned the weather.. ang init!! the circuit breaker of the building was broken.. we were unable to see our work in the dark.. we were only chit chatting all afternoon and had a birthday treat from my colleague Kat-Kat (thank you for the food!).. that's how i spent my monday.. hope it will be better today...

Happy Tuesday to all!

-= Wordless Friday=-

Yup! Its my first Wordless Day.. and am making it today!


I took this photo (using my cellphone) last May 2005 at the beach of Iba, Zambales with my hubby (my BF at that time) while watching the sunset..

Happy weekends to all!

sicky sharque


Am sick lately.. I have colds and constant headaches. That's why am in my tamad mood to blog these past few days.. sorry guys.. be back soon.. need to rest...


Happy Weekends to all!

Yaya got scared..

Last Sunday, my hubby and I hired a yaya for Lance.. She was supposed to start working yesterday but we required her to have an x-ray and stool exam first as suggested by my BIL (a medtech). Yesterday morning, my MIL accompanied the yaya (who seems to be upset) at the nearby hospital for the x-ray exam. Since the result will be released in the afternoon, my MIL told the yaya to come back this morning and probably she can start working as it seems the x-ray result is just find as mentioned by the radiologist then her stool exam could be done later..

While eating breakfast this morning, she arrived with a sad looking face. Then she uttered "Ate, hindi pa ko nkapagpatest ng dumi ko baka may skit pala ako na diko alam baka maapektuhan pa ang baby mo.." I sensed that she is conveying something to me. Then I bluntly asked her if she is still interested to work for us and she replied "hindi na ako interesado, Ate.." At one point during our conversation, the yaya suprisingly said "..kc Ate sinabi ku naman sa iyo na wala akong skit pro di kayo naniwala wala pala kayong tiwala sa akin.."... Huh???!!! Then I told her "hindi nman sa wala akong tiwala.. sinabi ku naman sa iyo na mukhang wala ka nman sakit naniniguru lang ako.." Before the yaya left, I thanked her for coming..

Are we rude to require her those medical exams? We just want to make sure that the yaya has no illness as she will be handling my baby very often.. I've heard of many stories on yayas with TB and those babies they nursed acquired "primary complex". Our concern is for the welfare of my baby.. Is that too much to ask???

Simplify and Live the Good Life

My BIL shared to me the book of Bo Sanchez

... and I would like to thank him for that!

I have finished reading it already.. I was inspired and awakened (as Eds mentioned)..

As described in this book, you will alter your priorities and start focusing on what is most essential to your happiness. You will transform the way you use money and you will raise the quality of your most intimate relationships to a higher level - because you'll discover that they are the source of your greatest joys.

Bo's principles are so practical that you can adopt it easily in one's life..

I want to share with you some of the book's insights on how to save your money creatively...

The moment you get your salary, give your tithes first (tithe is in the Old Testament law which means giving 10% of your income to the Lord). Second, give at least 10% of your income to your savings account. Third, give to your "irregular expense" account - these are expenses that don't come each month like tuition fees, car insurance, or repairs. Figure out what irregular expenses are in your life and know how much they cost in total each year. Divide this figure by 12 and that's what you set aside.

Other ways to save money are as follow:

1. Automatic Savings - arrange with your employer or your local bank to regularly set aside a certain amount of your monthly salary for your savings - before you ever see it!

2. Save your Raise - allot your raise to your savings and live within your old paycheck

3. Keep Paying Loans After the Loans Are Paid Off - keep sending the same amount not to the creditors but to your savings account!

4. Hold On to Unexpected Cash - Received a bonus? cash gift from your parents? Keep this in your savings account - not in your wallet - because all wallets have invisible holes and money kept in them has been known to vanish within 24 hours!

5. Give up Expensive Habits - compute your savings if you give up smoking, buying Lotto tickets or eating an extra sweet snack

6. Sell Assets - sell all the clutter in your home (stuff that you no longer use)

Am trying to adopt the above principles at present.. And it's not that easy huh..! Maybe, I'll just start in small amounts first until I master budgeting our family income.. I just hope i would be successful and patient in dealing with this..

I hope somehow you were enlightened by this and will try it as a way of life..

I will try to share other insights of the book in my succeeding posts.. Until then..

Birthday Girl!

  • Posted: 12:30 PM
  • |
  • Author: SHARQUE
  • |
  • Filed under: Occassions

Hi! I've been in a long vacation.. I was on leave last thursday and friday.. because last thursday is my birthday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!) and since friday is an "ipit" day i made it a holiday as well.. hehe..


Well, I'm already 28 years old!!!! I thought am only 25 or 26.. kidding aside at some point i really thought that I am still at that age.. then i realized am not getting younger anymore... Anyway, enough for the drama.. I'll share with you now my unforgettable birthday moment, here it was..

Last thursday, i woke up at 7am had breakfast and cooked lunch for my baby and hubby's clan.. then my hubby (who is on mandatory leave the whole last week) and i went to my OB-GYNE for my 1st pap smear. afterwards, we went to Sto. Niño to drop and give my brother's habilin (someone will go to dubai).. We were suppossed to attend the mass in Catherdral unfortunately the mass is almost over.. Since it's already lunch time we were undecided where to eat until i decided that we go to the Robinsons Starmills and have lunch at Dencio's Bar and Grill Restaurant.




We ordered krispy pork sisig, sinigang na bangus belly, oriental chicken barbeque, and one order of plain, bagoong and garlic rice, also bottomless iced tea.. While waiting for our food, my department head/ city administrator walk in at the back entrance of the restaurant then i noticed the city mayor is coming next... my dept. head was looking around until he noticed and approached me.. i was shocked to see them of all the place and day, why now i asked myself.. then my boss asked me if i'm on leave and why i'm on leave (is he investigating or what?? hehe).. then i said "i'm on leave Sir because it's my birthday.." My boss was surprised to hear that he then went to his group.. at that point i want to get out of the resto and eat elsewhere.. harrrrr! i bet he told the city mayor about it.. and i'm right! a few minutes later the city mayor walk towards our table and greeted me a happy birthday! and asked me who is with me.. then i introduced my hubby.. the city mayor said.. "balaku mipaglolo kayu pmu!" which means "akala ko nagliligawan pa lang kayo..!" i can feel the blood rushing my face..! after a short talk, he went back to their table.. hayyyy.. i wished he went out of the resto.. hehehe..

When we're almost over eating, i can see the waiter talking to the city mayor and pointing at us.. what could that be, i asked my hubby... then i thought he might give us dessert! hahaha! but nobody was coming over.. hehe! until we asked for the bill, then the waiter said "ma'am, your bill was already paid by the city mayor!" we were surprised!!!!! i was not even personally close to the city mayor.. hehehe.. we had free birthday lunch!!! before we left the resto, we went to the city mayor to thank him and appreciate the treat.. hehehe.. i never imagined that would happen to me on my big day.. i won't forget my birthday this year..

After that sumptuous lunch, we watched the movie "My best friend's girl". It was a romantic comedy film of Kate Hudson.. I'll rate it 4 stars...

Since we had a free lunch, we went to Silky Touch (a beauty salon) for a facial for myself and foot spa with pedicure for my hubby (his first time, hihihi..)

Whew! what a day! my day was ended with a romantic evening with my hubby.. hehehe..

LANCE 1st Birthday Party!

Whooola! I'm here again! it's been a while huh?! At last, I'll share with you my baby's 1st birthday party last September 28.. It was held at Jollibee Intersection CSFP around 4pm.. Here's our itinerary on that day:

~ Had breakfast (in my in-laws house)
~ My BIL (a teacher and pursuing his doctorate degree) did the first haircut (just a few strands) of Lance (it's a "kaugalian" to have your baby's 1st haircut from someone who's intelligent so that your baby will be intellegent when he grows older)
~ Attended Holy Mass
~ Went to "Gupit Bulinggit" for Lance formal haircut

pity Lance.. he was tired after and slept right away..

~ Went to my mother's house (Calulut) for my baby's video and pictorial

~ Off to Jollibee for the party!

We thought our guests won't come as it was raining that day due to typhoon. Luckily, 122 guests celebrated with us.. Some of them stayed at the common area as the function room was jam-packed! First, let me show you Lance long hair..

And after.. here's how he looks..
this is during his pictorial, we gave car toys as tokens for our guests..
Here's my baby's attire on his bday..
... he is wearing a Grizzly red polo with a Snoopy necktie, khacky shorts with EQ diaper, and Chicco shoes with darlington socks (kailangan bang enumerate?!)
Lance party had two (2) mascot appearances.. Hetty and Jollibee..

can you notice our color coded attire?! hehehe
Lance was not frightened by this two huge characters while some of Lance cousins had fever after...
the Birthday CAKE...

Here are some of our guests..


noticed how crowded the place?
finally, here's our family portrait..

My baby was very happy on his birthday.. He will treasure this deep in his heart.. thank you for making this day a success!!!