Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Tim Ho Wan's dimsum and pork buns. Heavenly!
2. Long weekend
3. Movie marathons
4. Coffee
5. Happy Sunday
6. Wonderful talk last Friday by Father Peter Coching
7. Project Pie with friends
8. Good romance novels ♥
9. College friends
10. Blogging

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Hurray for Holidays!

It's a holiday TODAY hurray! But unfortunately, we didn't know so I wasn't able to prepare for a getaway. Well, it is a perfect day to relax and unwind, right? With all the busy days in the past few weeks, staying at home would be the best thing to do I guess.

But look, I came across the Proclamation No. 831, s. 2014 about the long weekends next year and this is the perfect time to plan ahead. Here are the holidays to look forward for 2015.

January 1 (Thu) - New Year's Day
January 2 (Fri) - Special Non-Working Day (six-day long weekend from December 30 to January 4)
February 19 (Thu) - Chinese New Year
February 25 (Wed) - EDSA Revolution Anniversary (holiday for schools only)
April 2 (Thu) - Holy Thursday
April 3 (Fri) - Good Friday
April 4 (Sat) - Black Saturday (four-day long weekend from April 2 to 4)
April 9 (Thu) - Araw ng Kagitingan
May 1 (Fri) - Labor Day (three-day long weekend from May 1 to 3)
June 12 (Fri) - Independence Day (three-day long weekend from June 12 to 14)
July 17 (Fri) - Eid'l Fitr (possible three-day long weekend from July 17 to 20 pending proclamation when date is confirmed)
August 21 (Fri) - Ninoy Aquino Day (three-day long weekend from August 21 to 23)
August 31 (Mon) - National Heroes Day (three-day long weekend from August 29 to 31)
September 24 (Thu) - Eid'l Adha (pending proclamation when date is confirmed)
November 1 (Sun) - All Saints Day
November 30 (Mon) - Bonifacio Day (three-day long weekend from November 28 to 30)
December 24 (Thu) - Special Non-Working Day
December 25 (Fri) - Christmas Day (four-day long weekend from December 24 to 27)
December 30 (Wed) - Rizal Day
December 31 (Thu) - Last Day of the Year (five-day long weekend from December 30 to January 3, 2016)

Looks like 2015 is going to be another "travel year" for us. Woot, woot!

HUGE Burgers at Burger Project

After a relaxing weekend, for no reason at all, we felt like eating a burger. So we decided to try Burger Project for the first time.

We had truffle fries, onion rings and huge, huge burgers!

Yes the burgers were really huge but I wasn't TOO happy with it. Will probably give it a try again one of these days OR when the burger craving starts again!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: What You Wanted.

I've been listening to TFIOS soundtrack for weeks now. Here's one of my favorite song.

Have a nice Sunday, everyone! God Bless you!

What Is the Least Amount of Exercise You Can Do? by Michelle May, M.D.

Here's a nice article that we Moms (and Dads too) might be interested. I know we are too busy with our daily routines that we tend to forget about our daily need of exercise.

Read on...

Current physical activity guidelines for Americans recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (e.g., brisk walking) every week. While this goal may seem modest to some, to those who aren’t physically active at all, it may feel overwhelming and discouraging.

If you want to start an exercise program but feel discouraged, instead of asking yourself, “How much exercise should I do,” ask, “What is the least amount of exercise I can do… most days of the week, joyfully and consistently?”

Do the least amount of exercise?

Yes. Joyfully and consistently. Too often people get stuck, because when the discomfort and difficulty of making a change is too great, you won’t. Instead of focusing on the gap between where you are and where you “should” be, start with a goal that is so small that achieving it is irresistible!

So what are you willing to do joyfully and consistently?

- Walking for five minutes a day?
- Dancing to one song each evening in your living room?
- Taking one flight of stairs at work (then taking the elevator up the other three floors)?
- Standing up, walking around, or doing floor exercises during the commercials of one 30 minute television show?
- Walking one lap around the soccer field during your child’s practice?
- Something else?

You might be saying to yourself, “That’s not enough! That won’t make any difference.” But if it helps you take that first step toward a more active lifestyle, it will make all the difference!


Goodluck to us parents! (*wink*)

Yummy Loots from Japan

Oh look what we are excited about to try today...

These yummy loots from Japan. Thanks to my sister who brought these goodies.

Oh my, I can't wait to try it ALL!!!

Let's Go GIRLS!

Here's a nice TV ad that is worth sharing here...

Beautiful ad, isn't it? Let's go girls!


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Busy but fun weekend
2. Hubby's post birthday celebration
3. Alba, good food and nice place
4. Massage
5. SPArty!
6. Bonding with friends
7. Household last Friday, great discussions!
8. Milk Tea
9. Bonding with family ♥
10. 3 hour nap

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Revisiting Max's Fried Chicken, It's been a while!

We were looking for a comfort food one Sunday when we came across Max's. We missed their chicken so that's what I had... was still the same taste, and definitely still good! And look, we had free dessert too...

Thank you, Max's!

Our Rainy yet Restful Holy Week in Bicol

Our holy week this year was very well spent. Inspite of the bad weather in Bicol, we were able to relax and unwind and bond with the whole family.

Off to the airport with my comfortable skirt and flipflops.

But even if the weather was rainy, we still managed to head to the famous tourist spots of Bicol.

The dirty yet windy beach of Tolongapo

On our second day, we managed to visit Tolongapo and was able to get a couple of fresh air. It was refreshing. I just hope they do something about the trash. Sigh.

Thanks to my inlaws they were able to pull off an impromptu picnic at the hot springs. It was so nice to dip our bodies in a hot spring especially when the weather got so cold and windy.

On the same day, we were able to go to Bulusan Lake as well! So happy to see that the lake was still as clean as ever. Been here 7 years ago and it was well maintained.

For our last stop, on Holy Thursday, we visited Rizal Beach for a quick swim.

Thankful that Mr. Sun showed himself for a couple of minutes. We enjoyed him so much!

We didn't get to visit that much but still, we had a grand time spending time with the family, and the food, my oh my. we indeed enjoyed the food so much. ♥