Saturday, January 31, 2009
But our favorite indulgence that night were these:
The moment the first spoonful touched my lips, it literally felt like heaven! I haven't had Chunky Monkey in a very long time. I always buy the Choco Chip Cookie Dough which is my all-time favorite but because it's too sweet, I decided to grab the Chunky Monkey tub instead.
How about you, what are your indulgences lately?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
i’m so excited to decorate the flat! i know it’s not advisable for pregnant women to move houses, but heck, we are doing this for the baby. our friends volunteered to lend a hand so i’m sure the move will be easier with more people doing the work. for now, we need to start sorting the things that we can give away, sell and throw. we also need to get a few boxes to put the stuff we need to transfer. and we also need to scout for a few pieces of furniture that will compliment the ones that we already have. there’s an ongoing sale everywhere so now’s a good time to buy. i wanna get a bigger dining set!
i hope after all the decorating gets done before my tummy gets a lot bigger. i’d need to focus on adorning the nursery, too, and as early as now, i’m already checking out stuff to be used by the baby. i never knew window shopping for babies can be so much fun!
Monday, January 26, 2009
as i have been put to bed rest, all our planned trips and activities didn’t push through. we wanted to go to Tagaytay so badly, but because i cannot go on a long trip, it was scrapped. we also wanted to find a property in the south that we can invest in, but didn’t get a chance to. we wanted to dine at all the restaurants we have in our list but only managed to achieve less than half of what was listed. we wanted to watch a movie at the premier moviehouses in town, but didn’t get to. pregnancy got in the way, BUT we really didn’t mind. there’s always a next time anyway. baby comes FIRST...always.
despite the restrictions i had, i was still able to see not just our relatives but also our friends. i met up with my ex-colleagues, had coffee (i didn’t know then that i was already preggy and i only had iced tea) with my ex-gym buddies, had dinner with highschool friends & college chums, had a belated Christmas party with my highschool barkada with their respective families and also met up with a few of Ryan’s sisses. we also attended 3 weddings in one day – a gradeschool friend, a highschool barkada and a college barkada, two days before i went to see the OB for the first time. shame that i didn't get a chance to take a pic of Ryan in his suit as he attended a separate wedding. it was a tiring day, but was so much fun!
before we left for Dubai, we went for some last minute shopping for pasalubong - glad that my team mates liked the otap (sugar biscuits) and polvoron i bought for them.
i guess our 6 weeks in Manila wasn’t so bad. some days it rained, but i honestly liked the cool weather. we spent a lot of time watching TV and updating ourselves with the news. i read books, too because of the extra time i had in my hands. and Ryan had time to play with Alexis, his beloved black Labrador Retriever.
i’m sure our next holiday in Manila will be quite different. but i bet that would be doubly fun! i'm already looking forward to it as early as now.
if only i could learn how to earn more coins aside from betting and racing, i’d be very happy. my pet badly needs a home make-over.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
that probably explains why Friday was extra chilly (and rainy, too). it’s been really cold since we arrived here from our holidays, and just this morning, outside temp was 13 degrees celsius. good thing cars here come with heaters and seat warmers! for good measure, i also have a fleece blanket, a comfy pillow and a pair of airline socks kept in the car ‘cos even though i love the winter season here, i easily get cold. besides, it always feels good being on the road feeling all warm and toasty when it’s cold and rainy outside, doesn’t it?
*pic courtesy of Gulf News
in preparation for the trip, which cross fingers i hope would push through later when i give birth, i guess it won’t hurt to check out international airfares and compare prices as early as now. besides, i know international flights can be a bit pricey, too, so better if we can save up for the trip in advance.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
i started my blog in 2007, hoping to document every special moment of my life as a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. now that i am walking towards the path of being a Mom, this blog will represent another phase in my life. this blog also became a source of added income when i recently ventured into the bandwagon. but one of the most important achievements of this blog is having earned new friends online who also became my support group and cheerleaders at my most trying times. to those friends, you know who you are, and i thank you for being there for me.
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i pass on this award to my mates, Cheryll, Tracy & Jody.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE THAT YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE? i’ve conceived and now building a baby in my body
WHAT COUNTRIES DID YOU VISIT? USA, Jordan, Macau and Hong Kong
I. HAPPIER OR SADDER? sadder
WHAT WAS THE BEST BOOK YOU READ? the Shopaholic series. the books kept me sane!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
yes, you read that right – i am giving up my beloved tall shoes to give way to flats and bling slides. now that i am expecting, i have begun unearthing my ballerina flats, which i only use during weekends. in fact, i have bought 3 additional pairs while in Manila, apart from the one i got in Hong Kong.
it takes a lot of getting used to, i must admit. and i feel like a midget next to my colleagues! just last November, i was eyeing a lovely red pair, but now i have to rest my feet and make do with what is comfortable to wear. knowing me, i am the type who loves high heels because i feel sexy in them. i rarely wear anything less than 3 inches high. sometimes i even go for 4 inches on special occasions. and when i spot a nice pair of platform shoes, i immediately buy them without hesitation. i am proud that i can wear heels all day!
i believe high heels can add glamour to your outfit, that’s why i carefully choose what’s best to go with my suits or dresses. i open my options to many shoe brands so that i can select from a broad range of designs and style. too bad i just discovered Flirty Lingerie’s sexy shoes now – at a time when i can only look but not indulge. add to the fact that probably after giving birth, my feet will be bigger. i wish i found them sooner though because they have a wide array of nice high heels to choose from. i could’ve been sporting a lot more prettier pairs if i had!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
part of my job requires me to attend conferences and exhibits locally and abroad. i love it because not only do i get a chance to see the world, but I also get to meet a lot of new people. i have been doing this job for almost three years now, and i find it very interesting.
i’ve had experience being on trade show exhibits, especially in the US. i love the atmosphere especially when there’s good traffic of people. even though it can be very tiring, it still is fun. but what excites me the most is watching the setting up of the exhibits where i get to see the workers put up the displays. their creativity is remarkable! i bet some of those exhibitors are clients of Gilbert Displays. that is not surprising because they are a trusted name in the industry.
now that i am pregnant, i don’t think i’ll be attending any trade show exhibit soon. but that is fine, there’s still next year anyway.