Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Unexpected

After being busy and tired with all the invitation orders, getting back in the game and buying presents for the holiday season we never thought that we'll be concieving before the year ends. It is true that things comes when unexpected. We are very thankful for the early Christmas gift we received. This is the best ever Christmas gift we have ever received. Thank God.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

World Wide Web Award


Thank you Joy, for this cute tag; thank you for being my online friend.
Thank you to these people : Mari, Sharlyn, Carla and Rae to whom I'm passing on this
tag for rocking my blogging world.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Early Christmas Gift

Below is a pic of our early and yet so precious Christmas present from up above.




A pregnancy kit with positive result. Yes, we are pregnant! Yihee!
Please help us pray for healthy pregnancy.

Thank you God for the wonderful gift :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Back in the Game

Hubby is back with Darts. I guess giving him a complete dart set as my present on our 1st year anniversary made him an active darter once again.

Last Novemeber up until now he is active joining darts competition. He joined several competions, and on his 5th attempt and he finally won, not 3rd or 2nd place but champion. Yihee! The price is nothing much - a mid size trophy and a small cash price - just enough for the registration fee on his next game. No matter how small or big the price at stake is, what's important is the exposure and that he gained back his confidence after almost 8 years of being idle with darts.

Congrats babi and Goodluck in your next competition.

I am also back in the game. I am trying to revive the one and only sports I excelled in - table tennis. Our mini sports fest at the office inspired me to play table tennis once again. I even bought a new racket - Stiga CarboTech which was my dream racket during my high school days. Now, it is in my hands and it didn't fail me on my game. I won. Hehe. How I wish I can gain back the game I use to play, 12 years ago. Hehe.


I also bought a simple racket for hubby, para naman may playmate ako. He plays well din in this sport. Then eventually hanap ng ibang mkakalaro na medyo higher level. Hehe. If given the chance I'll try to join competition again. Hehe.

This suddenly made me reminish my table tennis days and of course my teammates. Na-miss ko sila bigla and our friendship. We really had so much fun and we almost did it sa national competition. Sayang. Sad to say wala na kming communication. I'll try to find someways on how I can communicate with these guys, and maybe set up a reunion. Calling Coach Lawrence Angeles, Coach Ray Reg, my ka-doubles Laurice Biliwang and Mike Ponce, my other teammates - Rolenjo David, Dale, Mylene Malit, Baby, Joyce, Noemi, Macmac and Balweg-who taught me how to do the spin. These guys gave a big tribute to my HS days. If I were to describe my HS = table tennis. I was even awarded athlete of the year come graduation. Good thing I didn't fail any subject, I even had good grades then. Hehe.

random facts

The rules:
1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and also to read your blog.

10 Random facts/habits about me.
1. I love to cook and experiement on foods.
2. I can make clothes.
3. I make invitations and misalette as my partime business and hobby.
4. I push myself to the limits to get want I want.
5. I am a table tennis Pampanga team player when I was in HS.
6. I can draw, draft, sketch and color beautifully. I am artistic in different and many ways.
7. I cannot sing and dance well. :(
8. I am nearsited and have astigmatism.
9. I hate chores dealing with water: dish washing, bathroom cleaning and washing clothes add ironing.
10. Certified OC-OC.

Thanks to Carla for this tag.
I am tagging sharlyn, con, jaque, eds, jhona, joy, trinity, rae, sheryll and wheng

Friday, December 5, 2008

House Update #03: Really?

It was August when I last posted re our soon to be house. It's true that our house will soon be turned over to us by April 2009. We tought it was just a wrong info. Just in time to celebrate our 2nd year anniversary, my birthday and sabay na rin ang house blessing. Sana no problems will be encountered during the construction. I hope this will all materialize in the given timeline. Hubby and I are uber excited about this, keep on imagining on how we will do the interiors, etc . . .

Last Nov 29, we went to Camella Homes (Alabang) to sign the floor plan layout. While waiting for our turn I took a picture of our house model miniature.


Ground Floor

Second Floor

House Exterior

We don't actually want to sign the floor plan yet because we want to do some revisions in the layout. As per Tina of Camella, signing the plan only means a go signal to start the construction and we will be notified on anything that has to be executed. Construction starts next week. Yihee.! Anyway we can email our prefered layout, no need to go back to Alabang . . . but still subject for approval of the engineer and contractor. Normally customized plans are approved as long as no changes made at the exterior. To our excitement, we signed the floor plan because the more we delay the signing the more na madedelay ang construction. Hehe.

After signing we headed to site (Taguig) and it was a wow! the area has been developed. From a trashy site we saw last March, it's now fenced and the right of way are in place. We can now even pinpoint or lot. The 3 model houses are also being constructed. No wonder why Camella was able to have a price increase of .8m because if the fast development. In addition to that the subdivision has it's name, when we had our reservation kasi wla pa. It's name is GRENVILLE RESIDENCES. You read it right, Grenville not Greenville. Hehe.

out lot

We even got inside the model house that is being constructed. That made us really decide to have our's revised. There are a lot of things I didn't like though these are specified in the contract. I want another style of staircase, I want a bigger kitchen with granite countertop, granite flooring etc . . . hubby wanted a servants quarter and a T&B at the 2/f.

standard stairs - not my type :p

deafult/standard sink - too small for a cooking fanatic :p

The following day we had dinner with my HS barkada, this is actually scheduled because I'll be giving Dex-Grace wedding invites and at the same time distribute them to us. It was also an advance bday celeb for Grace, Noel and Jorrel. So this is a perfect timing to consult our friend, Architect Jowette (whom I also assigned as the head coordinator during our wedding, hehe) on how we can revise the plan. She just asked us on what are things we want and we don't want. She even brought some magazines for us.

Come Monday (Dec 1) the revised plan is already in my Inbox. The plan was cute, I can't imagine that she was able to draw the things we wanted in a 70 sq meter lot area and 52 sq meter floor area, which was very small space. The plan was almost perfect. She'll just make a little adjustments because of my additional requirements. Ahihi. Ang nakakahiya lng, she's giving her services for free and very much willing to help us throughout the construction and interiors as well. I am really thankful that I have friends like Jowette, like my friendships. :-)


the original floor plan


by architect jowette gorospe

We are really looking forward on our house construction following Jowette's plan. A few days from now our hard earned money will be tangible :-)

Busy November

It's been over a month now since my last post. November has been a very busy month from me. So no more energy left for blogging, i miss doing this.
I have been busy . . .
- preparing for hubby's birthday bash for the first 2 days of Nov. I made sure that outing place is ok (booking), budgeting, marketing and food to be served is something new to the family's palate.
- at work with the new project I am looking at and hopefully be implemented early next year. All concerned are looking forward on this to fast track the processing of their transactions. I hope it will be another success project :)
- rushing my Dec wedding invitations, really had numerous sleepless nights. Finally, I am done with the 4 invitation orders. I made a total of 330 invites (from Sept-Nov). That was really a lot! Good thing I delivered on time. I only dedicate 2-3 hours per day on this. Thanks to hubby, Ronin and Tam (my 2 makukulit na pamangkins) for the help. Until next invitation order. Hehe.
- designing our team jacket and coordinating with the supplier, hopefully by the 3rd week of Dec we'll already have them. Just in time for our Xmas party and awarding ceremonies. Post my first jacket design ever once delivered. Thanks to Johanna (former officemate) for the supplier referal.
- with sports. I am trying to be active in sports again as an exercise and to flush away these excess fats wrapped around me. It has been years since I stopped jogging, badminton, table tennis, aero and gym. No wonder why I gained a lot of pounds. A lot tlga! Agrrrhh!
- with our mini sportsfest here at the office (team and love ones). This was all-of-a-sudden organized because of encouraging everyone in the team to play badminton. Hehe. Everybody were uber excited! Everyone participates and include to that the never ending asaran to the max. We even bought uniforms and may practice practice pa, career tlga. Haha! Wala naman price at stake. Kala mo 1 million ang pinag-aawayan nmin. Haha! This also served as bonding moment of the team with our special love ones too. So far bowling & billiards pa lng nalalaro nmin, later we'll have table tennis. I'll post pictures soon.
- with 2 home trips to Pampanga. We had fun at home and at the same time relax and bond with the family, relatives and meet friends.
- with our soon to be home. We gave Camella homes a visit for the floor plan signing and we also had a site visit. I'll be posting a seperate entry for this :) so much stories and excitement to share. Hehe.
Aside from the activities I have shared, include to that my household chores. The never ending grocery, pay bills, cleaning, cooking, washing the clothes and ironing. I can't imagine how I was able to accomplish/do all these things. Certified lagarista! Hehehe. Whew!