How to Dress Up That Gray Polo Shirt in Construction Site

Working as an Office Engineer is what I’ve always dream of. Never did I imagine myself working in a construction site with bunch of construction workers.

Construction sites are dangerous place. And dressing up would always be boring in a construction site. Worker’s attire is important as it is in a construction industry. In one of our project site, staff and workers should wear proper uniform (white long sleeve for workers and gray polo shirt for staff), denim pants free from holes and rips, safety shoes or boots and hard hat upon entrance. The exact dress code varies from site to site from staff to laborers.


{Gift Ideas} New Born Baby

Yesterday while I was out killing boredom, I decided to drop by SM Department Store and look for something for a baby girl, who is coming her way this February. Looking on the itsy, bitsy tiny little dresses, shoes and socks brought me joy and happiness and weirdness at the same time. If anyone knows me, they undeniably know me that I have passion for kids.

I was bit annoyed when the salesladies came my way and ask, “Para sa anak nyo? (For your child?)” Well, I don’t have a baby yet. I yelled inside my head. Why not ask something else like, “Can I help you?” I decided not to leave the place empty hand. Instead, I faced all their questions and went crazy picking several items. I am ashamed to admit how much time I spent deciding on what to buy. Finding inexpensive but durable baby clothing can be really difficult.

Next time, I will consider online shopping for my own convenience and to avoid those salesladies. Moving on, here are some of my favorite new born baby gift ideas.

  1. Fisher-Price Pacifier Holder with Silicone Ring (Blue) – P70.00
  2. Happy Baby I’m Here Waterproof Bib – P130.00
  3. Mother’s Choice Infant Rompers (White/Pink) – P175.00
  4. Enfant Baby Play Gym – P1425.00
  5. Precious Moments Musical Baby Basket (Pink) – P1499.00
  6. Baby 1st Baby Bath Tub (Pink) – P395.00

Any gift ideas you have in mind? Please share it in the comment section.

Here’s what I bought for Baby Jeizel Maecie and Baby Antonio Kzer.

Gift Ideas for New Born

Gift Ideas for New Born

Christmas Wish List 2014

I can’t help but get so much excited about the holiday season because it is the time of the year (the BEST time of the year) I start making hints to my love ones (mom and dad if you are reading this) about what I’d like to receive this year (aside from Birthday Wish List) and start thinking about the stuffs I want to give my godchildren, friends and family and even myself. I’ve been working on my list and thinking about what I want to get for myself this Christmas. And it is growing daily as the big day (Christmas) is drawing closer. I am at this point of choosing between the stuff I need and want.

  1. Foldable bicycle
  2. Motex Label Maker and tape
  3. Fujifilm Instant Camera Instax 210
  4. G-Shock watch
  5. Canon EOS M
  6. A5 Filofax Malden in Aqua
  7. Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad.

For those who were asking for my Christmas wish list, here is an idea of what to give me. I occasionally make one to minimize the risk of lame gifts and to put all in good use. Remember the last time I received a used memory card?

All the items on my list are pretty fabulous despite of the price tags – very heartbreaking. Hoping a couple of these show up on Christmas.

What do you hope to find under your Christmas Tree?

10 Things I Miss About Working at Pagecom

One day, I caught myself smiling. Out of the blue, I realized, something is missing, a part of me is missing. I really miss hanging out and working with fun and bubbly people. I miss talking none-sense stories while pigging out. It has been 7 years since I left, but the memories still remain. I really miss you guys!

There are still a lot of thing I miss working at Pagecom but I narrowed it down to at least 10.

  1. Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner. You name it. I got to enjoy my work because of these MEALS. Kuya Ric (can’t remember his name) cooked and served the best foods. My favorites are Pork Sinigang, Sinampalukang Manok to name few. Aside from that, the Management loves to order pizza.
  2. Long Birthday Celebrations. I wasn’t exaggerating it. Seriously, we celebrated my birthday for about month though we take turns in buying ice cream and snacks. We also celebrated Herlene’s for a month, too.
  3. Training Center. The Documentation Team was housed in the Training Center, a kilometer away from the office. I don’t know why we moved there. We were suddenly instructed to pack our things. and TADA, to our own haven. More quiet time for the Documentation Team.

Pagecom DaysL-R: me, Bitoy, Leanne and Herlene

Pagecom Days

  1. Show me the Money. Angela choreographed our dance number for our Christmas Party presentation. In two weeks practice, I got to learn more about my colleagues: our differences, strengths and weaknesses. Luckily, I wasn’t able to perform on the that day because we had to attend the meeting outside the office.

Pagecom DaysAfter practice..

  1. Staying late. The longest time I rendered was 72 hours with only 4 hours of sleep. Work was really stressful those days. No time for social life and love life. Hello there EYEBAGS.
  2. Work Load. Our team had to finish around 63 projects in 3 days time. I can’t imagine how we (Leanne, Herlene and I) managed our time. Can you imagine how overworked we were?
  3. Photo shoots, Picture Taking. When the bosses were away, even when the bosses weren’t away.




{Gift Ideas} Look, It’s About Me

When it comes to giving gifts, I always find time to search for new and personalized items. It has been like that every year. My quest is never ending. I want something different for my goddaughters and godsons. Feeling a little generous fairy godmother here.

It is a good timing I discovered, Look, It’s About Me. It is a site that offers personalized storybooks for kiddos. Knowing, books encourages kids of young age to read and increase self esteem. It is also a great bonding experience for the family.

Look It’s About Me is the first company to introduce personalized storybooks for children in the Philippines from the ideas of Tatiana Pena Montenegro and Kathleen Assad Lamata. The books are of excellent quality, excellent gift for kids and treasured keepsake.

Each book is priced at P1,250 and you can get the book delivered to your address for approximately 10-15 business days from payment. They also offer personalized coloring books at P395, placemats at P295, wall art at P250, wrapping paper at P60 and notebooks at P595 each.

Look, It’s About Me
Office: Unit 3D, Legaspi Towers 100, 148 Legaspi Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
Office Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Mondays to Fridays
Phone: +(632) 542-2268
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My Life Bucket List 2014

I am on my 30s and I feel terrible for the things I haven’t accomplished. I need to have a goal in life. Something, I need to do and accomplish. Today, I am making a list of the things I need to/should do in my next 5 years.

In my list:

  1. Explore at least 5 provinces/country.
  2. Travel solo. More adventure.
  3. Go on a cruise.
  4. Live in a foreign country for a minimum of one year.
  5. Cut and dye my hair different.
  6. Overcome fear of heights.
  7. Try something extreme.
  8. Be a better blogger. Write at least once a week.
  9. Save. Stop spending on not so important thing.
  10. Create a monthly budget and follow.
  11. Get fit and healthy. Make a fitness goal and achieve it.
  12. Invest on versatile/classic wardrobe. (black, gray and white)
  13. Buy a house and lot. Move out from boarding house
  14. Try a new skill.
  15. Finish a project.
  16. Redecorate our room.
  17. Reconnect with old friends or an ex-flame.
  18. Make new friends.

What do you want to accomplish in your next 5 years?

Birthday Wish List 2014

Hello AUGUST! August is one of my favorite month aside from December (Christmas) and April (Summer) merely because it is my birth month.

My birthday is coming up next in 11 days — August 23. And for the first time in my life I’m feeling little weird. I’m not yet ready to say goodbye to my 20s. And so the countdown begins. See my previous post, Going 30 and Single.

I’ve never been so grateful for all the blessings God had given me. Thank you so much! I’m so excited to start a new chapter of life. I started contemplating my “wish list” and it happens to be a pricey one. Most of the items listed are items I’m currently saving and eying for the past month.

Birthday Wish List

2014 Birthday Wish List

Anyway, here are my simple desires.

  1. Plane Tickets (Local or Abroad)
  2. Sperry Topsider Seersucker Bahama 2-Eye in Coral Seersucker Sand and Canvas Bahama in Red Salt Washed Canvas
  3. Keds Taylor Swift’s Champion Bleach Denim Floral in Denim Blue and Champion Patrioticin Star Red
  4. VANS Chukka Midtop in Chambray/Black and Chukka Low in Black/Pewter/White
  5. Tory Burch Robinson Square Satchel in Black and Amanda Fold Over Messenger in Black
  6. Tory Burch Robinson Hidden Zip Continental Wallet in Black
  7. Adidas Training Shoes Adipure 360.2 Celebration Shoes in Amazon Purple/Run White (not shown)

Thank you in advance!

What gift(s) do you want to receive on your birthday? What items would make your next birthday gift wish list?

{Travel Bucket List} 80+ Challenges

Travel Bucket List

Travel Bucket List

I am pretty much fed up with metro life. My life mostly circled around work and apartment, riding to and fro jeepneys and UV Express in most days. It is just too much. There is so much more in life than traffic jams.. TRAVEL

I have come up with these travel bucket-list to begin with. To my amazement, I have made it to 80 (almost 100), mostly from travel bloggers who experienced it first hand.

Philippines offer an endless array of bucket list worthy places with more than 7,000 islands to choose from. Every corner is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

  1. Amazed in Palaui Island, Cagayan
  2. Beachineering in Batayan Island Cebu
  3. Camp Overnight in Mt. Pinatubo’s Crater
  4. Camping in Nagsasa Cove
  5. Climb Mt. Pico De Loro’s Monolith
  6. Climb Osmeña Peak, Cebu
  7. Collect Seashells in Roxas City
  8. Cultural immersion in Banaue – February 2017
  9. Eat a hot bowl of Bulalo on a cold rainy day in Tagaytay
  10. Eat authentic Cebu lechon
  11. Eat bagnet and Vigan longganisa at Ilocos Sur
  12. Eat Coconut Crab in Batanes
  13. Eat Fresh Tamilok in Palawan
  14. Enjoy an awe-inspiring view of Chocolate Hills
  15. Experience Discovery Trail at Masungi Georeserve at Tanay, Rizal
  16. Experience Tagaytay Sky Ranch – December 2013
  17. Explore Banaue Rice Terraces – August 2013
  18. Find the Ghost Town in Sabtang, Batanes
  19. Fire Dancing in Puerto Galera – March 2011
  20. Frolic around Caramoan Islands
  21. Get a beer and watch the sunset along Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan – August 2016
  22. Get a Henna Tattoo in Boracay
  23. Get Sun-Kissed in Pagudpud
  24. Go canyoneering in Cebu
  25. Go wakeboarding at Nuvali
  26. Have a picture in Boulder Beach in Batanes
  27. Have a picture in Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Ilocos
  28. Have seafoods galore in Roxas City
  29. Helmet diving in Boracay
  30. Interact with Dolphins in Subic
  31. Island hopping in Coron, Palawan
  32. Island hopping in Caramoan, Camarines Sur
  33. Island hopping in Hundred Islands, Pangasinan – June 2017
  34. Join the street dancing at Sinulog in Cebu City
  35. Motor Bike in Sagada
  36. Munch on Ilocos’ Empanada
  37. Orange Picking in Sagada
  38. Paragliding in Boracay
  39. Parasail in Boracay
  40. Party Til Dawn in Boracay
  41. Relax in Boracay
  42. Relax in Kawa Hot Bath in Antique
  43. Revisit history at Intramuros, Manila.
  44. Ride in Hot Air Balloon in San Fernando
  45. Ride the Edge Coaster in Cebu
  46. Ride the ferry in Pasig River Ferry Service.
  47. Sand Boarding Paoay’s Sand Dunes
  48. See a Tarsier in Bohol
  49. See the Bangui windmills first hand in Ilocos Norte
  50. See the wondrous Magellan’s Cross
  51. Selfie with Tarsier in Bohol
  52. Sip Civet Coffee in Baguio – February 2012
  53. Sleep in Hammock in Anawangin Cove – May 2011
  54. Spelunking in Crystal Cave, Sagada – February 2017
  55. Spend a morning in Batad Rice Terraces – February 2017
  56. Spend Christmas and New Year at Baguio
  57. Star Gazing in Batanes
  58. Step on the PH’s Highest Highway in Cordillera – February 2017
  59. Strawberry Picking in La Trinidad
  60. Sunrise in Laiya, Batangas
  61. Sunset in The Ruins, Bacolod
  62. Surfing in Baler
  63. Swim in Enchanted River
  64. Swim with the Whale Sharks in Oslob
  65. Take a picture of Mayon Volcano
  66. Take a selfie at the Patapat Viaduct in Pagudpud
  67. Taste Crocodile Sisig in Palawan
  68. Top Load in Sagada
  69. Tour the entire Batanes on a Bike
  70. Trek Mt. Taal’s Crater
  71. Try authentic La Paz Batchoy in Iloilo
  72. Try the trapeze at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
  73. Vacay in El Nido, Palawan – August 2016
  74. Visit La Presa Farm in Baguio
  75. Visit the BenCab Museum in Baguio
  76. Visit the Gigantic Clamps of Hundred Is., Pangasinan – June 2017
  77. Visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan
  78. Wake boarding in CamSur
  79. Watch sea of clouds in Sagada – February 2017
  80. Zipline in Ilocos Sur

Updated as of June 2017.