July 2016 Monthly Roundup

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
- Glass of Sword by Victoria Aveyard
- To all the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
- P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han (loved this series so much!)
- The Joy of Less by Francine Jay
- Something like Fate by Susan Colasanti
- Legend Series Book 1 by Marie Lu
- Prodigy (Legend Series Book 2) by Marie Lu
- Currently Reading: Champion (Legend Series Book 3) by Marie Lu

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
- Once Upon a Time Season 3
- Just the Three of Us
- Pixels
- I am Number Four

What special days did I celebrate and how?
- Jon's (our friend) 40th birthday
- Hubby's birthday
- Our friend Sophia's 7th Birthday

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
- We had flu, cough, and colds this month. :(

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
- Met up with highschool friends TWICE!
- We went to KFC Kids' Camp
- Soccer
- Went to Sophia's 7th birthday party
- I joined a COOK OFF CHALLENGE. Can you believe that?
- Went to Tagaytay for our old household's fellowship ♥

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
- Sentro, Capitol Commons
- Mang Inasal
- Yvan and Navy Burgers
- Seoul Galbi for Quick Date Night

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
- None for this month

What have you learned this month?
- We are NOTHING without GOD. We are NOTHING without JESUS. Setup an internal dialogue with HIM every single day, every single hour and every single minute. That's what we are made for. ♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Can't STOP by OneRepublic

Check out my MAC Loots! ♥

Oh, look at these eye candies from my brother ...

And these are all my favorite loots from MAC. Woot! Woot!

Mac foundation, Pink Nouveau lippie, brown eyeliner, black kohl eyeliner and primer. I'm one happy girl!

Thanks again brother dear for these Christmas gifts. ♥♥♥

I Am Kim in Estancia Mall

It's been months since we had dinner at I am Kim in Estancia Mall, but I'm still craving for their Bibimbap since then. It was soo good and tastes so authentic.

The kids even loved their orders too.

I'm definitely craving for another Bibimbap from I AM KIM. I wish we could go back, really, really soon!

I Am Kim
Basement Level, Estancia Mall
Capitol Commons, Oranbo
Pasig City, Philippines
Contact No.: (632) 542-2558

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Happy and Relaxing weekend with Family!
2. Invited at Sophia's 7th birthday party
3. Simplicity Articles
4. New ebooks! Yey!
5. Freshly Brewed Coffee
6. Sleeping in last Saturday
7. Movie Night
8. Wine and Popcorn Night
9. Simple Blessings
10. Households and Friends

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Hawaiian Party for our last Party for 2015!

For the last party for 2015, we went to our office Christmas party.

Can you guess what the theme was?

Hawaiian party!

It was raining though before the party but it didn't stop us from having a great time!

A fun night of games, food trip and bonding. It was one of the perfect way to end 2015.

Cheers, 2015!


Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: What You Wanted by OneRepublic

My Cousin's Beautiful Wedding at San Agustin Church

A couple of months ago, we were invited to my cousin's wedding. It was a beautiful wedding held at San Agustin Church.

And yes, this church is a beauty. ♥

Families and Relatives all gathered for this special day. Inspite of the heavy rains and super heavy traffic, everyone made it to the ceremony.

Somehow the heavy rains made the day even more romantic!

After the ceremony, everyone made it to the reception. And look what was in store for the guests.

A couple of kisses Chocolates to munch before dinner.

Buffet dinner by K Cunanan Catering was served after a couple of picture taking and a little bit of conversations with cousins, Uncles and Aunts.

The food was sooo good!

Again, congratulations to my cousins and all the best for both of you! ♥♥♥

Fun Parties last December, 2015

Just like our month of November in 2015, we were also invited in a couple of birthday parties to celebrate our friends' 7th birthday!

Mica's 7th Birthday Party

Food, games and desserts were the reasons we totally enjoyed Mica's party!

Isabel's 7th Birthday Party

For Isabel's 7th birthday, we were part of the Descendants for the day!

The food was great, the games were so much fun. Both kids and adults had so much FUN!

Birthday parties like these don't only allowed us as a family to enjoy and have fun, but also allows us to mingle, bond with our friends and appreciate the beauty of friendships. I'm thankful that we have parties we went to, friends we talked to, and hopefully we get to have them for the years to come! ♥♥♥

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Happy Weekend
2. Breakfast Date with the Whole Family
3. French Toast and Grilled Cheese. YUMMY!
4. Hubby's Birthday Weekend ♥
5. Get Together with Family
6. Jenny Han's Books. Love it!
7. Kids are getting better now
8. New eBooks ♥♥♥
9. Blogging and Online Tasks
10. CFC Community

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Hubby's Birthday Gift

I finally decided on what gift to give the Husband for this birthday. I've been checking online for a couple of months already and FINALLY, I came across this amazing PreSonus Studio One 3.0 Professional Software Download online. It is something that Husband doesn't own yet and something that he will appreciate.

Here are the features of this amazing gift:

- It contains everything you’d expect from a modern digital audio workstation, with a fast, flow-oriented, drag-and-drop interface that was built by creative people for creative music production.

- Studio One Professional’s Project page gives you the tools to not only finish your music but also get it out there. You can master your entire project with professional effects, metering, and tools.

- Build unique sounds with Multi Instrument and Extended FX Chains

- Wireless transfer of audio from Capture for iPad

- Seamless import of Capture recordings with StudioLive AI Mixer Scenes and Fat Channel Settings

Wow, amazing, right? Yeap, that's what the Husband actually said when he got it. He was ecstatic!

I'm so glad I found this amazing software download online. Not only the transaction was stress free, like, I didn't have to go to the mall, but it is also something that the Husband like, I mean, really, really, really like. ♥♥♥

More Birthday Parties Last October and November, 2015

As I've mentioned yesterday, we had tons of parties last November, and here are more...

Jacob's 3rd Birthday Party at Shakey's

We all enjoyed the food and the games at Jacob's 3rd Birthday Party at Shakey's.

Hannah's 7th Birthday Party

The kids were princess rockstars for the day at Hannah's 7th.

Dom's 7th Birthday Party

Princess for a day? Yeap, that was at Dom's 7th birthday party!

Inigo's 4th Birthday Party at Mc Donald's

Food, games and bonding with friends. Those are what the kids did at Inigo's 4th birthday party.

Well, we were one busy family going from one party to another. But we sure had a blast! (*wink*)

Thank you so much again for inviting us, Jacob, Hannah, Dom, Inigo, and Pauline! ♥♥♥

Looking for Activities for the Youth? Let them Try Wisdomantics!

I was with my nieces and nephews last weekend. We were having a family day and I noticed that ALL of them were playing with their gadgets. Wow. I was kind of surprised because I just realized that they've grown a lot over the summer. No more playing hide & seek, no more running around the house and outdoors. Everyone was just sitting down at the sofa, their attention on the tablets and smart phones. I wanted to bond with them, I wanted to talk to them, BUT I realized that forcing them to do so will not catch their attention.

So, what did I do?

I introduced them to this amazing game that the WHOLE FAMILY can play...

Yes, Wisdomantics!

The game of wisdom. The game where everyone in the family would enjoy - yes including the teenagers, youth and tweens too!

Do you believe in the saying, "If you can't beat them, JOIN THEM!!!"? Well, this is the perfect way to join your youths and teenagers. Download Wisdomantics from the App Store. Introduce to the youth. Play with them and have a time of your lives. In this way you will be able to bond with your youths at the same time have fun with them.

And if they did? You will end up the BEST and COOLEST Parent or Uncle or Aunt in the whole wide world! (*wink*)

Our Friend Mateo's 7th Birthday Party

Last year in the month of October and November, we attended a couple of birthdays and one of the parties that we went to was our friend Mateo's 7th birthday.

Oh we had a blast!

The theme was called "Camp Mateo" and everything, everything was all about camping!

Look at what the kids had...

The highlight for me was this dessert buffet that catered all the desserts that I can think of and note that it is according to the theme!

How cute are these goodies?

And we had smores too! YUMMY!

After a sumptuous dinner, we watched an unforgettable laser light show...

Both kids and adults had sure had a blast! We were so happy to be with our friends too.

Again, thanks for the invite Mateo! Happy Birthday again! (*wink*)

Let's All Decide to be Happy!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: I Lived by OneRepublic

Quick Pizza Date

Well, I spoke too soon, all along I thought we were into brunch and breakfasts already, but nope, Hubby and I decided to have pizza too...

Do you see the "happy face" after seeing the huge pizza?

After grocery shopping, we decided to have a break from our healthy diet and eat pizza for the night. Well, it was worth it. It was definitely a FUN cheat day! (*wink*)

Our Wonderful Brunch in Bizu

Check out my brunch a couple of months ago in Bizu.

This is definitely YUMMY!

Hubby and I are now into breakfasts and brunches these days and this one from Bizu was one of our favorite. I don't know but it's just so nice to wake up early in morning, not expecting traffic, the air is still fresh, and people are still sleeping and here we are, already up and having a good meal. It's nice after going out on a date for dinner and drinks.

Now, I'm craving for a good coffee and pancakes. UGH!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Highschool Friends ♥
2. Long Weekend
3. Safe from the Storm
4. Freshly Brewed Tea
5. Kids Camp
6. Good Weather
7. Household every Week ♥
8. Teachings
9. Quick Date after Grocery Shopping
10. Decluttering is almost, almost done!

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Re-Assessing GOALS for 2016. Hello JULY!

I can't believe that we are already halfway done with 2016. This is a perfect time to re-assess my goals and probably make more goals for the rest of the year. So here are my updates so far...


Praise God a couple of months ago, Hubby and I got very good blood test results. We were aiming for this for 2 years already and finally, after exercising, diet and definitely trying to be healthy, we finally got what we were praying for.

2. POSITIVE Thinking

Well, I'm getting there. I have so far made "positive thinking" became a part of my daily routine but there are just circumstances that I can't help but forget it. HA! In God's time, I will be there. (*wink*)


All our summer goals were reached. YEY! We were able to go to Tokyo, Quezon, Cavite, Punta Fuego and my hometown, Malaybalay for a grand reunion.

The kids were able to do soccer again too! And learned a lot by studying on their own. ♥


Aaaah, I've been doing this since last year and so far, we have now decluttered 60% of our stuff. YEY! So hopefully by the end of the year we are now living with the stuff that we just need. No more extras. No more just in cases. No more clutter.

I'm blessed that God has given us the strength, good health and determination to be able to reach these goals. So for the rest of the year, here are more of our goals...

1. Continue Healthy Lifestyle until FOREVER!
2. Look for the positive in EVERY situation
3. Photobooks
4. Declutter the rest of the 40% of stuff and make sure that the stuff left are just what we use.

The rest of the months are going to be busy but I think it is going to be FUN for us too. (*crossing fingers*)

Wish us more blessings please! (*wink*)


...and I couldn't agree more! ♥♥♥

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Preacher by OneRepublic

Classes Suspended for the Kids. What to Do?

Well if you are in my side of the world and you have kids who still go to school, I'm sure you already know by now that classes are suspended. And I'm also positively sure that you don't know what to do with your kids having done their homework already and not wanting them to be watching television the whole day too!

The solution? How about try this family game I discovered a couple of months ago ---> Wisdomantics!

It is a very interesting game for kids and adults alike. It is actually a game where the whole family can play! So if you decided to skip work today to be with your kids and the rest of the family then, download Wisdomantics now and see what I was trying to tell you for months now. (*grin*)

Technology has evolved for the past few years now. Before I used to "avoid" technology and freeze time as much as possible. I want my kids to grow up in the world where I'm familiar with. I wanted to be on the loop and know the things that they are learning. But having games such as Wisdomantics make me appreciate technology because these are one of those games that help make a better family, hence a better future and of course a better world.

So, gotta go now. My kids and the whole family are waiting for me to play Wisdomantics. See you there! (*wink*)

My Outfit of the Day (at Work!).

Since the weather was a bit gloomy this early morning, I decided to bring a scarf with me.

The rainy season is officially here I guess and it looks like I'm bringing a scarf and a coat for the next few days. We'll see!

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Happiness is...

1. Busy but FUN weekend!
2. Bonding with Highschool Friends ♥
3. Friends for LIFE!
4. Freshly Brewed Cafe Latte. YUM!
5. Holiday today. YEY!
6. Kids' Hugs and Kisses
7. Brunch
8. Gift of Family
9. Decluttering
10. So many stuff to give away

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Flowers for ME!

This definitely made my day! ♥♥♥

The Best Things...

...aren't things.

Sooooo TRUE!

Sharing a Song this SUNDAY: Au Revoir by One Republic

Another beautiful song by OneRepublic.

Have a good one, peeps!

Cheat Today at St. Marc Cafe

Planning on going on a cheat day?

How about try this wonderful desserts from St. Marc Cafe in SM Megamall.

Hubby and I were in heaven! These ice creams were one of the best. Well, I'm not so surprised because it actually originated from Japan. ♥

I wonder when we can ever go back to Japan? Hopefully, SOON please!

Our Healthy Dinner at Juju Eats

Ever since Hubby and I decided to keep our bodies healthy this year, we've been scouting for restaurants that offer green salads, healthy and organic meals. And we were so happy we discovered Juju Eats.

We've been eating this for a couple of date nights already and so far, so good! ♥