Sunday, May 12, 2013
Along with millions of other registered voters of the Philippines, I am going to cast my vote. I am proud to say that no one has influenced me in my choices. I am proud to say that I am not voting someone because of the geographical location he or she is from. I am proud to say that I am voting because now I am convicted to at least effect change in my country in my own little way.
Yes, tomorrow I will vote for the first time. I guess I got tired just paying my tax and I feel that I could do more than just paying my tax religiously. I need to choose the people who will rightfully represent me in any government seat that needs representation. I need to be part of the election that is synonymous to the organized chaos that happens in the Philippines. All I hope for is a safe and violence-free election and that only those who deserve a seat will win and become victorious.
I want to share who I am going to vote for senators: (not in order of preference)
I know that not all I am voting for will win but still I am hoping for the best. I am hoping that the Philippines and its citizens will see the day when corruption will just be a thing of the past. As my husband, a Danish citizen is so passionate of settling here in the Philippines and always so proudly declares that he is half-Filipino after he married me, always says that my country still has hope because it is teeming with wonderful people who can all collectively rescue it from the pitfalls of greed and personal political agenda.
I will not vote for Binay for mayor here in Makati. First, the flooding problem is still unresolved until now. Second, I sent him an email around 3 years ago requesting for a streetlamp to be installed near the bridge where I always wait for transportation when I used to go to work at 3AM and until now I have not received a reply. I am still choosing who among the senators I will vote for. I still have a few hours before the polling precincts open so I hope I will make the right choice.
All the best Philippines! Onward, forward!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I received an invite from Reiss and I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't go. If only LA is just a skip and a hop away from where I am right now. Oh well, maybe some other time. If you are anywhere near LA on Wednesday, May 15, swing by and catch the summer collection and shop your heart away.
You can take advantage of the online offers as well through these links (Womenswear New Arrivals for Summer: Shop Reiss.com / Menswear New Arrivals for Summer: Shop Reiss.com / White-On-White Trend: Fresh Styles at Reiss.com).
Here are some of the Reiss items that I am lusting over right now:
|Reiss Sonita BODYCON MESH INSERT DRESS|
Bodycon mesh insert dress
|Reiss Kerensa PLEATED PRINT MAXI DRESS|
Pleated print maxi dress
|Reiss Calla PANEL FRONT SHIFT DRESS|
Panel front shift dress
|Reiss Fiorella CROSS OVER SHOULDER DETAIL DRESS|
Cross over shoulder detail dress
|Reiss Inda QUILTED DRESS|
|Reiss Fia PANEL DETAIL ZIP AROUND BAG|
Panel detail zip around bag
|Reiss Bronte ZIPPER TOTE BAG|
Zipper tote bag
|Reiss Riley WOVEN DETAIL CLUTCH|
Woven detail clutch
|Reiss Elodie CHUNKY CHAIN NECKLACE|
Chunky chain necklace
Monday, May 6, 2013
The husband is home after being out of the country for almost six months so we are spending some husband-wife time for the past two weeks. We have been enjoying it especially shopping for food supplies, cooking, cleaning the house, buying furniture among other things. On our first weekend together, we decided to have a staycation and booked a room at Hotel Celeste. We also decided to have breakfast at Solaire's Fresh Restaurant which we both loved and deserves another blog post. Oh and yes, we also had lunch once at Hooter's - such that my hubby is not used to seeing girls clad in the tightest white shirt and the shortest shorts, he was quite shocked.
I'm literally out of words now so I will just share pictures to you. I will go back in the swing of blogging when my busy days are over. Oh and yes, I may start a baking blog if my interest in baking will continue so watch out for it. In the meantime...
We have two more weeks to spend together so I am making the most out of every moment we have left. It will be another four to five months again until his next vacation so I have to give him all the love and care a wife can possibly give.
We also hosted a dinner with some close friends at home and here's what we feasted on: