Anniversary Dinner at Min Sok.

We were going out of town the next day of our anniversary, so we just decided to have a simple Korean dinner at Min Sok. It was our first time. This restaurant was recommended by my friend Joy.


It was a small restaurant but the food sure was authentic and not to mention affordable too.


Hubby and I enjoyed Min Sok so much.


WE will definitely go back!

Lessons I will never Forget from the Secret of Walter Mitty Movie

As part of our 9th wedding anniversary, Hubby and I decided to watch a movie and it was "The Secret of Walter Mitty". We didn't expect that it would be impact our day. It was such a nice movie full of quotes that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

"Life is about courage and going into the unknown."

  "Go further."

 "Beaufitul things don't ask for attention."

"To see the world, 
things dangerous to come to, 
to see behind walls, draw closer,
to find each other, and to feel.

That is the purpose of life."

Beautiful quotes that we will live with. I love the part that says, "Life is about courage and going into the unknown.". In our lives, if we just stay in our comfort zones, we will not fully experience it and won't see what it has to offer. Life is just about taking risks. I have to keep that mind. (*wink*)

Loving the German Flavored Beer at Brotzeit.

After my sumptuous dinner at Akira, a Japanese restaurant, we all went to Brotzeit for a couple of drinks.

We were so early, the place was not packed!


This.


And this.


But look, someone didn't get a flavored beer...


Yup, that's me! LOL! I got an iced coffee instead with lots and lots of whipped cream and hazel nuts. Oh la la!

If you are a beer drinker, you definitely should try Brotzeit! Brotzeit German Bier Bar & Restaurant is located at Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Shaw Blvd cor EDSA.

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Breakeven.

The Script is one of my favorite bands. I definitely love their songs, but when I heard this cover by Boyce Avenue, I can't help but fall in love with it too...


Not to mention it's an acoustic version too.

What do you think? ♥♥♥

Happy Sunday, everyone!

5 Secrets to Prevent Working Mom Burnout By Mariel Uyquiengco

I so love this article I came across Mumcenter Philippines. All the working Moms will be able to relate to this one.

Read on and Enjoy!

Women have this lofty idea of “doing it all:” manage the household, care for the kids, and climb the corporate ladder or run a successful business. Being able to juggle all these roles, according to Jayme Gatbonton, creator of the workshop “Be Happy, Go Stress Free,” sometimes feel like it’s “a badge of success.” However, striving to fulfill all obligations and responsibilities comes at a price: job burnout and stress in other areas of life.

At some point, your work-life balance gets totally skewed. You feel empty, listless, and lacking in energy and motivation. The stress and sadness sometimes lead to physical sickness in some people. Before making a major decision, however, like quitting your job at the soonest possible time, try to manage your job burnout first.

Take a break

When you’re feeling overwhelmed and you feel that you cannot take another step back into your office again, then your mind and body are telling you that it’s time to take a break. Take a vacation, the longer the better, and re-charge. Do something fun and totally unrelated to your work. Stay incommunicado from the office, and focus on other aspects of your life.

Identify what you like and don’t like

When you’ve finally taken a breather, the next step is to analyze your situation. What do you like about your job? What don’t you like about it? What do you like about your current set-up? Include your household concerns and your personal goals and dreams outside of your job and motherhood. A little clarity will go a long way in leading you to your next steps.

Do the things you don’t like in one go


There are things that we really have to do no matter how much we don’t want to do them. Instead of dreading them, though, tackle them head on in one go. Set aside a time to do all those things that you dislike either once a day, or once a week, and just do it. Reward yourself with a drink or a sweet treat afterwards. Getting over that hump will feel like an accomplishment.

Delegate

Job burnout often goes together with too much responsibility on our shoulders. We feel torn on what we should do. Consider delegating tasks at work to a junior. Make sure to talk to your superior about this, and cite that you want to focus on other things that will have a significant contribution to the company. On the other hand, if a situation at home is contributing to your stress, consider getting help in that area too. There’s no shame in asking for help!

Plan your next steps

If doing the above does not make a positive dent in your situation, it is time to evaluate your priorities in life. If you are really and truly unhappy with your job, and you’ve exhausted all options to be happy there, it might be time to move on. It’s not worth it to keep a job that negatively impacts your health and family life.

“Doing it all” might seem like ideal. Everybody wants to be superwoman, right? However, everything comes at a price. We have to figure out our priorities and take steps in taking care of ourselves as we attempt to fulfill all our responsibilities in life.

SOURCE.

Dinner Date with College Friends at Akira.

We were all craving for Japanese food a couple of months ago when I met up with my college friends so we decided to try Akira at Shangrila East Wing. I'm so glad we did, because the food was really good.


The sushi was one of the freshest I've ever had and so was the seaweed salad. Oh, YUM!

The rest was good too - chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura and fried rice. It was a feast! ♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Quick play date at The Mind Museum
2. Online friends turned Real friends :)
3. Green Pastures dinner
4. Fresh Dalandan Juice, YUM!
5. Back at EK! Fun, fun, fun!
6. Kids get to try the Log Jam!
7. Kalakals
8. Discovered Chekup's Teh Tarik. MMmmmm...
9. Quick grocery shopping
10. Sleeping in on weekends. ♥

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Truffles

No work today. YEY! A day to spend with family. ♥

And here's a treat that we are going to try today, Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Salted Caramel Truffles.


Definitely a highlight of our day. Yes, it is a cheat day. Woot, woot!

Kids Klub Summer 2014 Programs

Moms and Dads, are you still looking for summer activities for your kids. Check out these at Kids Klub, now in a new address - 29 Gen. Lim St., Heroes Hills, QC (behind the new Fisher Mall on Quezon Avenue corner Roosevelt).

Kids Klub - Art Camp for Kids.


Kids Klub - Gymnastics.


Kids Klub - Football.



Interested? Call them now! (*wink*)

An Unforgettable Night at the Hennessy Artistry Event

A couple of months ago, we were invited to a Hennessy Artistry event. Wow. It was definitely a great night of music, drinks and conversations with friends.


Hubby and I obviously had a fun night!


It was worth going. I hope our friend invites us again to the same event next year. (*wink*)(*wink*)