Friday, August 22, 2008

4 days weekend

Oh yes we didn’t office for 4 days - Saturday, Sunday, Monday which is National Heroes Day and Tuesday because it was QC day. I enjoyed the long weekend so much!
Nah! We didn’t have an out of town trip/vacation. As for me this is just an added expense and I find it tiring. I’d rather stay at home and be productive. I guess I am a certified homebody that’s why I can even stay for a week or longer at home without going out as long as the materials I need are in place. We didn’t even go home to our parents. We just went out of the house to do the groceries and go to church that’s all.

Though we spent our 4 days at home we had fun, we were able to relax and I was productive! Below are the activities that made our long weekend . . .
Cook. This is always a part of my everyday life. But when weekend comes I cook something extra special. Buttered garlic shrimps & kani salad, crispy pata & stir-fry veggie are some of the dishes I cooked over the weekend. Promise, next time I will be taking pictures and share some of my signature dishes. I hope I can share them well for I cook without a recipe.
Family. We invited over my sisters and the kids at home. At least we still had time with our family. I prepared chicken pasta, nachos and mini pizza for them. I also prepared coffee shake for the kids – and it was a sold out and they wanted for more. These kids are truly coffee addicts. After the coffee intake, their energy went up high – the house was a mess. Hehe.
Household. Hay, the never ending. No choice but to do these – wash, fold and iron clothes, clean the house plus the bathroom cleaning. We almost did a general cleaning.


Sewing. I was able to make 3 boxer shorts for hubby (Pictures will follow). Turned our 3 flat bed sheets to fitted and a pouch for my sewing machine pedestal.

This was made by mom way back late 80s or early 90s. This is one of my favorite bed sheet though the print isn't that nice - its the cool, silky and comfy texture that makes me love it. Hanggang sa nakapag asawa ako binitbit ko pa sya. Even hubby likes it . . .










This was a flat bed sheet before. Hubby insisted that I should make it fitted dahil malaki, mabigat at malikot sya matulog - madali magulo ang bed. Khit mag tumbling pa sya ngyon it stays in place. wink** wink**













Sewing machine pedestal pouch made from hubby's boxer shorts excess cloth (retazo).















Pedestal slid inside.

Movie Watch. We were able to watch the DVDs we bought weeks ago. I enjoyed “The Happening” the most. We had lays and shakes while watching. Very relaxing.

Invitation. I finished the last 35 invitation sets of Jun-Jessica. Yey!








Spa. I gave hubby a home foot spa with pedicure, which was a promise months ago – and he really loved it. Since it was his first time . . . he was tickled to the max. He so love his feet after the spa. He didn’t even want his feet to touch the ground and it took hours before he walked. “Ayaw daw nya madumihan.” Haha.

The said activities are also tiring though I hate the feeling of being tired . . . the good thing about it is I found quality time for hobbies, hubby and family. Also, I was indeed productive.

You might be wondering what’s the role of hubby? He is my assistant! Hehehe.

We might be doing the same things this coming long weekend.

this is me today

Em tagged me.

Rule:
1. List 6 things that describe yourself today.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

Links: Creative In Me Little Peanut Me and Mine Pea in a Pod Sugar Magnolias Doll Me Up Deviously Creative IamDzoi My Happy Place To the Moon and Back Raising Sandy My Colorful World Working It MyParty.Finds.A Home. Em's Detour Stripe & Yellow Something Purple Vanity Kit Mind Bubbles Living the Healthy Life As We Face Forever

Today, I am...
:: SICK - have dry cough, colds, head ache and watery eyes :(
:: EXCITED - over the long weekend
:: HAPPY - i found a choco brown metallic board for Dex - Grace invite
:: FRUSTRATED - i can feel that my monthly period is coming anytime soon :(
:: WONDERING - what strategy shall I use to set up the withholding tax in our system
:: on HIGH - becuase of the cough syrup intake :p

Tagging: Carla Joy Sheryll

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Fill In

Got this nice tag from Wheng. Thank you Sis.

Players: ALPHA / YEN / Wheng / Rhia

My roommate and I once: though prohibited, we smoked and drunk till the break of down inside the boarding house. the next day our landlady scolded us and almost kicked us out. hehe.

Never in my life have I: dined-in and watched movie alone

High school was: all about varsity (table tennis), bf and friends!

When I’m nervous: I always feel like urinating.

My hair: is brown shoulder length in soft layered cut

When I was 5: I was very talkative and my mom was even asked to go to school because of being too noisy. hehehe.

When I turn my head left: i see my mobile pedestal and printer

I should be: configuring and testing sap for withholding tax entry, but i rather do this first. hehe.

By this time next year: I should be pregnant or already have a baby and a SAHM

My favorite aunt is: Tita Gel, she's the only aunt I got. No choice. Haha. :p

I have a hard time understanding: clothes pattern making

You know I like you if: you like the things that I like to do.

My ideal breakfast is: fresh cow's milk (as in fresh!) poured over steamed rice and tuyo. weired? this is yummy and our (my sisters) favorite breakfast in our province.

If you visit my home town: just like Wheng, you'll go home bloated at may bitbit ka pa pauwi. Plus you'll never forget my mom's signature chicharon

If you spend the night at my house: I will be cooking a very special dinner for you.

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: Snakes. Can't imagine. Hehehe

I shouldn’t have been: tiring myself too much doing my extra spices (sewing, cooking and invitation making)

Last night I: was making/sewing a fitted bedsheet.

A better name for me would be: Jean (jean-of-all trades . . . hehe, I can really do a lot of things even some carpentry works)

I’ve been told I look like: My dad and sister (hehe) if celebrity Tina Paner daw . . . harhar.

If I could have any car, it would be: bmw, fortuner or cr-v

I'm done and your the next it! Mari , Jammy and Spymama

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Jun - Jessica Wedding Invite (09.20.08)

Another simple invite for simple couple. Simplicity is all what the bride wants. No intricate designs or what so ever . . .

This is how Jessica wanted their wedding invite. Here it goes . . .

the complete set

the envelope were initials are printed in the flip flop and using computer calligraphy for guest names


front view: the invite itself with peep on of the couples' surnames and wedding date

main invite


wedding details





The labor of love serves as my wedding present to the couple. Oh btw, they are my office mates.
This is a very much awaited event here at the office since they have been dating for almost 6 years, they both have good positions and they are in their early 30s and 40s. What are they waiting for??? :P
"Sa wakas" they decided to tie the knot after a long period of time.
Next wedding invite to do is Dex and Grace's. They are both my classmates and friends since gradeschool so this is absolutely a free-of-charge! I will be sponsoring their invites. Again, as a present. I feel so excited to do theirs since the design and layouting is my call. Of course with their approval pa rin. I am done with the layouting and I made it in modern style. Hehe. I'll be posting the output as soon as I finished the mock up.
Related posts:

Aris - Janeth Wedding Invitation (08.16.08)

Here's another set of wedding invitation I made for John's (my office mate) BIL & SIL. Their wedding commenced last August 16, 2008.

- the envelope flip flop is accented with the couple's surname and wedding date
- invitation cards wrapped around with metallic transluscent kiwi green embelished with belt bearing the couples name
- the invition cards that comprises of the (1) main invite, (2) bridal party, (3) location map, wedding registry and rsvp

- the complete set

The metallic translucent kiwi green warp around and the invitation cards printed in metallic peridot made the simple invitation very elegant. Just how the couple wanted it.

I didn't actually interact or talked with the couple. Their requirements was relayed to me through John. Good thing that everything turned out perfectly - no names or words were misspelled. As per John the couple are satisfied and happy. Yihee!

Congrats and Best Wishes to Aris & Janeth.

Related post: http://raymond-rhia.blogspot.com/2008/05/invitation-maker.html

to my virtual friends

Thanks Em and Carla for this tag.



FRIENDS: 1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts . . . 4. My Life's Rollercoaster Ride 5. Princess Vien 6. Deviously Creative 7 Doll Me Up 8 Living the Healthy Life 9 Mind Bubbles 10 Vanity Kit 11 Stripe&Yellow 12 Something Purple 13 Em's Detour 14 Hesitant Wife 15. Feeling 16. after i do 17. As We Face Forever

We need friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need friends to comfort us when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.

We need friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.

We need friends to remember us
one we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.

Sharing this to my entire blog roll. Please feel free to grab it. :-)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Power of Prayer

Let us all join our hands to PRAY for all the VICTIMS of mv princess of the stars.

Thank You Nanay Belen for this paryer tag.

Dear God, we pray that you comfort each bereaved family everyday as they grieved for their loss, we pray that you will supply all their needs, we pray for the survivors that they may have a good life after the tragedy, that you will bless them and let them know in the deepest part of their heart that in spite of what have happened, you LOVE and CARE for them. This we pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen. I encourage everyone to keep the prayer going. LET’S P.U.S.H. (PRAY UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS).
We Prayed: 1. Through The Rain 2. God’s gift 3. The Adventures of Dong and Jing 4. Me, Myself and I 5. malditang bunso’s journal 6. Underneath It All 7. 100% Kelly 8. My Colorful World 9. InkBabyStudios 10. TheSaladCaper 12. MommyTalks 13. All About the Memories 14. Enchanted Play 15. I Am Mommy 16. MY Happy Place 17. IamDzoi 18. ClikTrik 19. I Love the Thirties 20. Explore Manila 21. Because Life Is Fun 22. All Things Me 23. Just What I Always Wanted 24. Simply Jen 25. A Slice of Life 26. This and That 27. Jenny Said So 28. Race Corner 29. A Beautiful Life 30. Moments of My Life 31. My Crossroads 32. My Wonderful Life - 33 Mother casre 34 Survivor Mom 35. In Depth 36. As we face Forever


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Passing this to my entire blog roll and to everyone else who wish to grab it.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Glasses on again…

I started wearing contacts a week before our wedding. Yes, because of wedding that’s why I was forced to order. Aside from the near sightedness, special stigmatism thingy is also in place that makes it 3 times more expensive than the regular ones. Come wedding day I wasn’t able to wear them – why? I lost the right lens night before. Ugh! Maybe because of so much excitement I didn’t feel dizziness and everything was clear but not for the misalette that gave me hard time to read it. After the wedding hubby saw my lost lens. Harhar.

My contact lenses just got expired and I am on my eyeglasses again. I have no choice but to wear them on, else everything will be blur and the tendency of fainting. I really hate wearing this on. I feel like I am 5 years older, though it makes me feel the 20-20 vision and bye bye headaches and dizziness.

Oh how I love to purchase another set of contact lenses but I am afraid of the possibility of getting eye cysts, just like my sister.
When I have more than enough money I'll have my eyes lasered. When would this be? Does laser corrects stigmatism too? I don't know. Have to reasearch on this when I have the budget of undergoing laser. Hehe.
Did you know that our entire family is wearing eye glasses (dad, mom and my 2 sisters). The eye defective family. Hehehe

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Transfer?

While hubby is waiting for me at the mansion lobby, he happened to have a talk with our landlady. She offered us the unit at the 2/f, which will be vacated by month-end. Apparently, the rent is 1k higher. To be able to transfer we have to pay in advance 1k x no of remaining contract months.

We are actually attracted to transfer because our unit is located at the 5/f. FYI, NO elevator! So climbing approximately 60 steps everyday is no joke though we consider it as an exercise. What if I get pregnant? I guess it wouldn’t be advisable for me since I had a miscarriage history.

How about the burden of transferring and fixing our things all over again? The additional pay? Loosing the free Platinum Sky Cable and Wifi connection :p. Will the transfer be worth it if we will stay only until April 2009?

If you were in our case will you transfer or not? Let us know your insights. Thanks.

House Update #02: Turn Over by April 2009?

Mwhihhi! MIL a.k.a. our broker told us Camella Prestige - Pacific Residences Phase 3 is being developed and by April 2009 our house will be turned over to us. Yihee! Hubby and I felt so much excitement after hearing the news.

We never thought that the turn over will be a quarter earlier. Since our documents are complete and we pay on time, the contractor will be prioritizing ours. Another Yihee! So we have to save more and tipid more so as we can furnish our home with beautiful furnitures and appliances :)

Still, our fingers are crossed . . . hoping that promised turn over will come to reality. Can't wait for April 2009 - that is 8 mos from now na lng! :)

Related Post: http://raymond-rhia.blogspot.com/2008/04/our-very-own-home.html

Shoe Sizes

Got this tag from Jaque

The never-ending obsession with shoes!

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What's your shoe size? Are your feet the same size as your mom's feet? How about your sister's feet? Can you borrow shoes from each other?


Post a picture of your latest shoe buy.

Tag the number of women of your shoe size, i.e. size 5 = tag 5 friends.


Don't forget to drop a line in this blog when you're done. :)

1. Jenny and Belle
2. SAHMdom and Beyond
3. Jacque
4. Rhia
5. Your blog here


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my mom's shoe size - 8
my size - 6
my sister's size - 7 (ate nolie) & 8 (ate rona)

Since I am the smallest in the family I also got the smallest shoe size as well. We don't actually share shoes . . . flip flops - yes! When I was a kid I seldomly get new shoes because of hand me down from sisters but now I got the most number of shoes. Hehehe :P

My latest shoes, mary jane Crocs from hubby. Because of my small size we got them at the kids section. It's around Php 400+ cheaper :) that's the advantage of being small :P




What's your shoe size Em Issa Jammy Sheryll & Wheng ?

Monday, August 4, 2008

I hate these chores

These are the chores that I really hate (it eats my time and makes me feel so tired after doing so) no choice but to do them (ugh!) . . . of course with the help of hubby :)


This is how it goes


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This meme is pretty simple.


Here are the rules:

1.) List down the household chores you hate and why. Do you think you can survive without helpers and nannies?

2.) Copy the image.

3.) Tag as many girlfriends as you want, the Daddies and Hubbies can also join.

4.) Add your Blog's link in the domesticated divas linky love. You can add all your blogs.

5.) Leave ME a comment and I'll add you up in the master list.



DOMESTICATED DIVAS: Living the Healthy Life / Stripe&Yellow / Vanity Kit / Mind Bubbles / Something Purple / Em's Detour / Insights from the Grocery Cart / Living A' La Mode / God's Best Gift / Life Together Starts / A Housewife's Journal / As We Face Forever



The no.1 chore I hate the most is clothes pressing followed by the chores that deals with water - laundry, dishwashing and bathroom cleaning.

I cannot survive without the help of hubby but can survive without a helper (as of now).




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Thanks for this Mari, now I'd like to know what chores Bunnie, Con, Joy, Jammy and Wheng hate to do.

Friday, August 1, 2008

For You

Thanks Joy for this sweet tag.



Start Copy Here~

1. Copy from start to finish


2. This letter should be pass on to your closest friends online.


3. Add your name and URL blog HERE!! 1. Wheng 2. Hazel 3. Janeth Vicy's Life Journey 4. Cecile's Life is Good and Beautiful 5. juliet's My Angels World 6. Grace's Learn, Love and Laugh thru BLOOGING! 7. From This Side 8. As We Face Forever


4. Get back to Me [Rhia] and leave a comment once you’ve passed on the letter. Will then visit your site to make sure your links are complete and proper.

5. To ensure everyone receives equal link benefit, UPDATE your list regularly!




It's true I have never seen you and we have never met. Never shaken hands or even truly hugged and yet I know for sure you care for me by the kindness that you give. And our keyboards keep us together doesn't matter where we live. So I give you this gift to put a smile on your face. And to let you know in my heart you have a special place.
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Though it seems that my entire blog roll has this tag . . . I am still sharing this to all of you :)