Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Hon and I watched "Confessions of a Shopaholic" last night. I must say that liked this movie better than "He's Just Not That Into You". It's not that I can really relate to the movie, but the flow of the story is well constructed compared to the latter. Rebecca Bloomwood (played by Isla Fisher) is kinda like me but I couldn't classify myself as a shopaholic. I know it's kinda conflicting but that's the way I see it.

When I was younger, shopping excites me. I was aware of how credit card works and I considered them as a vice. My parents, especially my mom, take me for clothes shopping ocassionally. But when that shopping day comes, I know it would be a great shopping experience. Though there were times, I wasn't contented with the things mom bought for me. I used to envy my other girl friends who would share stories that they go shopping with their mom every week. They wear new and expensive-looking clothes and dresses every time we go watch a movie or go out on a weekend. I was a spoiled brat since I'm 'bunso' but in another way. My mom didn't spoil me on splurging/buying anything that I want. So I promised myself that when I finish school and have a job, I would spend every penny (err centavo) that I would earn. Ironically, it didn't happen. I've been working for more than a year yet all I do is save. I just spend my money for food, movies and give for house expenses. Weird huh? I dunno.. Maybe because when we were younger we don't really know the other responsibilities as we grow up. All I had in mind is how can I spend money and shopping.

Now that I own a credit card, I use it for shopping. But unlike Rebecca, I know the word "control". I buy the things I need (or sometimes like) depending on the price and quality. I don't consider credit card as a vice now. Credit card can be a friend too you know. Haha! It's a great help especially whenever I run out of cash and I have to purchase something or eat in a restaurant. The only important thing in having a credit card is control. One must have control or else, be prepared and say hello to tons of debts. Buy only what you need but it's also great to reward yourself once in a while. Though just like Rebecca, I drool over clothes, shoes and other girly items. We share the exact reaction whenever we see the sign "SALE". Haha!

To all shopgirls, Confessions of a Shopaholic is a must watch. Believe me, I learned a lot from the movie and it had some laughs at the same time! :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Colorgenics Result

Name: Nina
Date: 2/22/2009
Colorgenics Number: 35412607

Much of the time you are preoccupied with things of an intensely exciting nature. You need stimulation and variation with all matters pertaining to your life. You want to be regarded as an exciting and interesting personality being able to charm and influence others. You use powerful strategies with predictable outcomes so as to avoid endangering your chances of success or undermining other people's confidence in you.

Most people are conditioned by their environment and you are no exception. You are an extremely emotional person - so much so that 'the wrong word' can lead you to tears. You feel other people's pain. You feel the need of sympathetic relationships and a pleasant work environment in order to develop and grow. You are an impulsive, loving individual with a great deal of inherent feeling.

All the problems that you have been experiencing of late seem to have become a part of your life and there is little that can be done to change the situation. Your emotions run high - but even though you feel as if at times you are about to burst this situation will pass. Try to release your pent-up emotions by participating in some extra physical activities like running, swimming, whatever. There must be some favourite pastime, not necessarily strenuous, that can help you to relax.

You are being unduly influenced by the situation that is all around you. You do not like the feeling of loneliness and whatever it is that seems to separate you from others. You know that life can be wonderful and you are anxious to experience life in all its aspects, to live it to the full. You therefore resent any restriction or limitations that are being imposed on you and you insist on going it alone.

You don't like authority and you rebel against all forms of limitation. You are your own person and you intend to stay that way and to get on in the world simply by your hard work and determination.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Red Mango

Have you seen a red mango? Well, I have. What I'm referring here is not the fruit, it's this beautiful timepiece that I got for free! For every successful referral membership in HSBC Credit Card, the member gets this "reward".

I got my first credit card last year and received a "member-to-member promotion" brochure telling you'll get a watch or cellphone for every successful referral. So what I did was, I encouraged my officemates to apply so I can grab one. Hah! Some of them gave me their application but from 3-4 peepz who applied, only 1 got a successful application. If it isn't for Donna, I wouldn't be having this nice piece. I love red! I love the red watch! I'm actually wearing it now. Thanks again Donna dear. Hehe! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sweetest Love

Why do people smile when no one’s smiling?
Its coz their thinking of someone they’re loving
Keep on believing we are meant to me and
Nothing’s stopping you and me from going to heaven
Sweetest love

I got the sweetest love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love ain’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter

Now we're clever is about to inch just one ladder
It gets better every second we’re together
Oooh baby it feels so right
A new beginning starts tonight
The reason for when it’s on
Is because of you and me and
Sweetest love

Finally I can’t believe
Coz you and me, you’re my sweetest love

I got the sweetest love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love ain’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter

Come on now, I got the sweetest love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love can’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter oh yeah

Now I got that feeling in my gut
Now I need your fire in my life
Now I wanna give you love so much
And I keep on feeling my sweet, my sweet
Sweetest love

I can’t believe that you and me, we gotta be
You’re my sweetest love

I got the sweetest love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love can’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter

Come on now, I got the sweeter love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love can’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter ooohh

I got the sweetest love there ain’t nothing sweeter
I got the sweetest love can’t nothing beat it
There ain’t nothing sweeter ooohh (2x)

Sweetest love
I can’t believe, you and me, we gotta be
Oh my sweetest love

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Someone's going to Japan..

Thinking about it makes me sad. So, who's going to Japan, anyway? Well, it's definitely not me. It's gonna be my lovey dovey, Hon! Does that sounds great? I guess so. It's a business trip naman eh. It's good to know that he's doing great in his job as a Project Manager. I'm so proud of him actually!

But then, he had to stay there for 6 months! 6 friggin' months! Woah, right?! It would be half a year lang naman.. Yup, sarcastic me. Waaaaaaah! It would be the first time that we'll be on different countries for a long period of time. He's in Japan while I'm stucked here in the Philippines. *sigh* According to some friends who has a significant other abroad, long distance is hard. There's webcam and all pero iba pa rin yung nagkikita kayo. I know everything will be alright but missing him is the hardest part. It'll be lonely and losssser of me being one.. When he leaves na, I can see myself being at home on weekends (or most of the time even). And probably would miss a lot of movies that will be shown in movie theaters. I would miss going to malls, vacation spots, and other places we usually go.. Haha! I know I can go alone naman pero I would be soo different without him. And feeling ko, papayat ako! Malamang kasi wala na yung mga foodtrip and kasama na rin ang depression.. Hayyz.. I will miss him talaga! Waaah!

He told me that the schedule of his flight is on March 31 na. It's not final pa naman. It could push through or be moved in an earlier day. It'll be 6-7 weeks from now and I still can't accept the fact that he's leaving. Nooooo! Maraming events syang mamimiss. Like,

One: This summer vacation, sana we're on a beach in April or May.
Two: His birthday on May 13.
Three: My birthday on October 6.
Four-Nine: Our monthsaries, which is all the 1st day of the month in those 6 months.

Yun palang naiisip kong mga happenings pero kahit na! Ang tagal pa rin ng 6 months para sa akin! Ahehehe! I have to think positive na lang.

It's for his and our good naman din. It'll be a plus good reputation sa kanya ng ASTI. And he told me, he'll be earning twice daw! He'll be earning Japanese Yen while his salary here in Manila is still running while he's in Japan. I think that's cool! Makakaipon talaga siya. And I know, it's for their family and our future so I have to cheer up kahit papano. That is why I requested him na we have to go somewhere, mala-despedida trip pero kaming dalawa lang. I don't know where yet but I have to look for a nice place na.

So, mixed emotions ako ngayon.. SAD 'coz I'll be missing him, HAPPY 'coz this trip is for their family and our future, and EXCITED for our despedida trip. :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Love Month

It's February once again, one of my favorite months of the year. It started with a blast since Hon & I celebrated our 5th Anniversary on its 1st day. Indeed another solo getaway.. but this time, we just spent it overnight. Well actually it doesn't really matter, as long as we're together the day before our day until THE day ends. The main plan was to go to Subic with Chris and Shiela, but it was canceled hours before our meet-up time. Anyway, that didn't stop us from celebrating. Besides, we can go and plan on our own pa naman. It's not yet to late that time. We go for my other alternative plans like booking a nice hotel anywhere in the Metro, dine in a lovely restaurant, go for a spa.. or something like that. I know this was not our exact plan, but this might be a better option.

We spent the entire morning searching and calling every hotel within Makati (or at least a well-known hotel in Manila). I've suggested some 4-5 star hotels but surprisingly, they are all fully booked! Everyone is spending Valentine's day in advance? Hmm.. I think so. Good thing I know a nice place to stay and luckily, they still have available rooms! I also recommend this boutique hotel since I've stayed overnight here with some of my family members during a memorable family occasion. The said hotel even have a promo package which includes Room accomodation for two, Breakfast in Bed, Hot & Cold shower with bathtub, free coffee & tea, mini bar, 1 hour Signature Massage for 2, free local calls and a free wifi internet access. I think this special promo is great for couples like us. Since we liked the promo package so much, we're totally game in reserving a slot for us.

Moving on, February is the love month and as the broken hearted people say "Wake me up when February ends" while those who are in love doesn't want the month to end. Of course, I am on latter part. I do not want this month to end. Not because I'm being cheesy again but I really do love this month. *wink wink*

In fact, I'm enjoying every single day of this month. Hihi! Thanks to my ever loving and caring Honey! Happy 5th Anniversary! :)

To all of our multiply friends, our 5th Anniversary photo album has already been posted. Feel free to comment and please.. walang pong kokontra! You guys know how we love the camera. Lol.