Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Sunday Currently - Spring Cleaning

I woke up in the middle of the night last night and I was very hungry so I reheat the homemade meatloaf wrapped with thinly sliced eggplant and a serving of baked vegetable ratatouille. I also squeezed half a grapefruit and my tummy became happy again. I slept as soon as I got home from work (night shift) and I feel so rested at midnight. I decided to watch TV while trying to get some sleep again after I ate but I couldn't so now I feel a little miserable and very lazy to go to the gym. Arrrrgh! Anyway, Sunday just started so I still have time to convince myself to pick up my gym bag and get my sweat on. Haha!

“My life at home gives me absolute joy. There are some days when, as soon as you've finished cooking breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen, it's time to start lunch, and by the time you've done that, you're doing dinner and thinking, 'There has to be a menu we can order from.” - JULIA ROBERTS

U R R E N T L Y . . . 

READING the manual of the garment steamer that I bought online last week. I just opened the box today and I am trying to figure out how to make it work. Haha! I've always used iron all my life so this is something new for the domesticated diva in me. I will and I can make this work. I think...

WRITING this blog post. I am saving my energy for room cleaning, clothes steaming and possibly working out later this afternoon. It will be my first gym visit after I decided to cancel my Fitness First membership more than 3 years ago. I am officially enrolled in Gold's Gym. 

LISTENING to Spotify. I love Spotify. I can be my own radio station DJ in my house. 

THINKING about going 100% vegan. I don't know if this is something I can commit to. Only time will tell...

SMELLING some dark coffee brewing. The smell is heavenly. 

WISHING for the summer sun to be a little gentler. It has been really scorching hot lately. Ah, the perks and downsides of living in a tropical country.

HOPING to stabilize my blood glucose level. I just had my annual physical exam and I was advised to see an internist for interpretation of the results. I hope nothing is serious. I know and I think I am healthy. I've never been down by anything in 2013 aside from flu and a few allergy attacks. 

WEARING  my spring cleaning attire - tank top and shorts and a glove and mask. Haha! 

LOVING the smell of clean linen. I can lie on my bed all day. Yay! 

WANTING to go on a vacation. I am so looking forward to escaping Manila. I need a breather. 

NEEDING to maintain my 1200 calories per day diet. Losing the pounds will make me win a bet with my hubby. Haha! I hope I win because I love the prize. 

FEELING so energetic. My energy is bursting at the seams. :-) Enjoy your Sunday y'all!

This is my 8th entry to the blog link-up for "The Sunday Currently". If you missed the other posts, why not click this LINK?

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Must Watch: Walk Me Down The Aisle Daddy

You have to watch this video but first you have to get some tissues... My sister watched this and bawled her eyes out and my brother-in-law thought it was just pregnancy hormones that made her cry. 

Read the rest of the article HERE.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Join Ensembles Wear My Design Contest Year 3

Would you like to see your very own design displayed at Ensembles? It can happen! Ensembles just recently unveiled the 8 Winning Spring Dresses 2014 now gracing the racks of every Ensembles branch nationwide!

This April, the competition starts again in search of the next 5 winning Spring Dresses of 2015, open in two categories of Soft OR Tailored.

If you have an eye for fashion, then this is definitely for you! All you have to do is submit a dress prototype of your design together with an application form downloaded from Ensembles Facebook page.Contest starts on April 1 to May 31st, 2014!

All submitted entries will be uploaded at Ensembles’ Facebook page for voting. Your spring dress design maybe the one unveiled next year!

Learn more about ‘Wear My Design’ Competition:
Mechanics and Rules

Sunday, March 30, 2014

The Sunday Currently - Time Is Gold

Happy Sunday everyone! 

Wow! It's the last Sunday of the month and that means the first quarter of the year is about to end. How fast time flies? Life just pass us by so quickly and no one can ever stop the hands of time. Days just roll in and sometimes we get lost in our frenzied lives. I do am guilty of this and sometimes I get lost in my life's pace. I remember a conversation I had with a cab driver not long time ago. He told me that when you start thinking that time is going fast then that means you are getting older. I thought for a second during that time and it made perfect sense. When we were younger, we could not wait for the next Christmas, for our next birthday or for when school opens again.

“Our life is made up of time. Our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. And yet time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could.” - CECILIA AHERN

U R R E N T L Y . . . 

READING tips on how to have thicker hair using home remedies. When I had my haircut at the salon a couple of days ago, I was told that my hair is thinning. They recommended for me to try a salon-tested serum but it costs more than $100 for 10 mini-ampoules. I declined to try it because I wanted to try some at-home remedies first before trying a chemically-loaded serum. I've tried aloe vera before but it didn't work for me. Some interesting concoctions are: avocado with olive oil, mashed orange peel, apple cider vinegar as final rinse, potato juice, cayenne pepper with olive oil, and coconut oil.

WRITING an itinerary for a vacation that I am planning when hubby comes home. A girl can plan yeah? Oh and yes, do you want to know what was your first Twitter post ever? Here's mine. Ha! Don't ask me who that person is because I totally forgot who I was talking to that time. I have an idea who but clearly that person isn't part of my present. 

LISTENING to the neighbor's radio. Haha! It's a little loud so I'm taking advantage of the free music. Yes, I am saving on electricity right about now.  

THINKING about enrolling in a culinary school after the hubby mentioned in one of our conversations that maybe one day we move to another country like the US or US Virgin Islands (St. Croix). It's a little scary knowing that I have been working in the BPO industry for most of my employment years and I know it will not be easy to find such job in the countries he mentioned. I think having a skill such as in the culinary field will make the move a lot easier for me. I don't really know if I can find time to do all these while maintaining my regular job.

SMELLING the heavenly aroma of sesame oil and dark Italian roast coffee brewing. Ahhh such bliss! 

WISHING that I can stick to the 1,200 calorie per day diet next week. I signed up for the Healthy Eats Diet Meal Program where they deliver breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks - daily meal will be equal to the calorie count you want to subscribe to per day. Wish me luck!

HOPING to maintain steady weight loss. I've lost quite a few pounds already and I feel that my motivation is still on cruise control - no stopping, no letting up. Fingers crossed! 

WEARING  my workout clothes. I just had my morning run - more like run and walk actually. Yes, yes, yes I will shower after I finish writing this blog entry. 

LOVING the feeling of contentment. Really, I could not ask for more. I just feel so blessed. I feel that feeling this way makes me appreciate life more and makes me look forward to a bright future. The shortest advice I got from an Instagram post last week - "Be better, not bitter." Touché!

WANTING to drop by the organic market again but no grocery shopping for me this week. A chef will be preparing my meals from Monday to Sunday so I am looking forward to that. 

NEEDING to stop and smell the roses. My life has been on a roll so I have to step on the brakes and just chill and relax. 

FEELING so loved by the husband even if we are far apart. We celebrated our 17th months of marriage last week and he posted this on my Facebook wall:

"Thank you sweetheart for the last 17 months of marriage. You have made my life very happy. I love you sooooooooo much and forever."

This is my 7th entry to the blog link-up for "The Sunday Currently". If you missed the other posts, why not click this LINK?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Do It For Denmark

My sister sent a Youtube video to me yesterday and I want to share it with you my dear readers. I find it very interesting especially so that I can relate since my hubby is a Dane.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Coca-Cola Brings Spotify To The Philippines

Well hello there music lovers! The music streaming giant Spotify is finally available in the Philippines, offering free, legal, on-demand access to over 25 million international and local tracks. How awesome is that? I am so ecstatic, I could do some backflips right about now. 

Spotify in partnership with Coca Cola Philippines offers music fans access to the streaming service using an exclusive invite, which can be obtained by sending an email with: 

Subject: Coca-Cola Spotify
Send to
you will then receive a reply from Coca-Cola with your free code 

After registering, your browser will automatically download the Spotify Installer. Once installation is complete, just sign in with your log-in credentials. Easy as a pea, simple and straightforward. As a preview, the company is initially offering early users a free 30-day trial of its premium service, which allows unlimited ad free listening on desktops.

Sweden-based company Spotify first became a hit in Europe back in 2008 and was introduced in the United States in 2011 and finally the Philippines will usher it in the country this year. Indeed, 2014 is the year for big things. Happy playlisting! 

NOTE: Spotify can only be used using a desktop. It is not available on mobile devices yet. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Lazada Turns 2

Lazada just turned 2 and they are offering crazy sale prices up to 99% off. From kitchen appliances to gadgets to books to fashion and a lot more. Today, until 11:59:59PM, visit Lazada's website so you can save while you shop.

Click the picture banner below to check out all the items on sale:

I just bought ceramic cookware for my kitchen and send one to my mom as well and we bought love it. When I woke up this afternoon, I scanned some more items and I found an unbelievable deal for a garment steamer so I bought it too and a gift for my hubby - a decent coffee maker. Such a steal!