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An online diary of someone who tends to forget easily.

Superbowling...

I'm just a contract staff in the company where I currently work and because of that I'm not invited to different company events that they have such as Christmas party! Since my friends and I are not invited we decided to make our own party with our partners. I have Filipino friends at work namely Kat, Kaarlo, Glenn, Sheryl, Lorraine, Neil, and Grace. The last 3 persons mentioned were not able to attend the party because of certain reasons. As for us 5 (kat, kaarlo, sheryl, and glenn) we decided to play bowling in Marina Square last December 8. 

I introduced Gyun Wo to them and they did the same (introducing their partner). We arrived late at the mall so instead of starting playing by 4PM, we were able to start by 5 or 6PM I guess. Gyun Wo hit strikes for 3-4 times! I played good as well. I scored 53 and Gyun Wo's score is 100 plus! Haha! It's a battle between girls and boys and as expected we are the losing team (girls).

After bowling for an hour, we had our dinner in Olive Vine. Gyun Wo and I ordered pasta and a slice of cake for dessert. We talked and ate a lot about different stuffs. Then as agreed, after our dinner we started exchanging gifts in a very fun way!

Glenn told us about the 'White Elephant' Exchange Gift. Here, I'll try to explain it carefully and let's see if you can understand what I want to say haha! First, Kat prepared papers rolled with numbers on the inside and we have to get one for each person to know how's the sequence for the exchange gift. We were 9 persons. I got number 7. Gyun Wo got number 4. After that person who get to choose the gift first will start choosing. For number 1, if you chose a great gift then you are still on the game because once someone else stole the gift from you, you can still open new gifts or stole those that you haven't got yet. Unfortunately number 1 chose and opened a not so very fancy gift that any of us would like to get. So what now? That means he's not included in the 'stealing/opening new gifts' anymore because if nobody wants to steal the gift from him that means the gift is his already. In short, game over for him. haha!
When it's Gyun Wo's turn, he opened earphones with a good brand and he was happy about it but it was stolen by someone else. Since his gift was stolen, he needs to choose: steal other gift or open a new one. He chose to open a new one, the next gift he opened is a X-Mini speaker. Then someone else took it away from him again. Well, actually we talked about it, when it's my turn I will steal the X-mini from him or I will steal the earphones that was previously stolen. That's our plan, sounds good huh? haha! So for the third time, he chose to open a new gift instead of stealing. Then he got a coffee maker. 

Good thing that the X-mini v2 speaker that I stole from Gyun Wo, and the coffee maker he got were both not stolen by others. So we get to take them home! So happy! Haha! Ah, we bought back, eye, and head massager gifts for the white elephant exchange gift.

The gifts are chocolate fondue (number 1's choice), tumblers, earphones,  massager, coffee maker, and x-mini 2 speaker. It was a great day with our friends. Gyun Wo had so much fun as well. It's our monthsary and a mini Christmas party bonding with friends.

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My Life in 2012


JANUARY 2012
New Year Celebration with Valencia Clan
>I can't remember much about this month. All I know is we spent the first day of the year with the Valencia clan. It's a yearly event that we always attend because it's the time when my Papa's family and relatives gather together to celebrate the New Year.

FEBRUARY 2012
Our First Valentine's Day
>First Valentine with Gyun-Wo as my boyfriend. He gave me a dozen red roses and we celebrated by having our dinner in Hyun Jeong Restaurant that serves Korean food.

MARCH 2012
Thinking, Planning, etc.
>Thinking and planning to quit my current job to pursue my long time dream.. to move to another country to work and live alone or with someone (Gyun Wo). I've been wanting to do that but I just don't know when. I told Gyun-Wo about it and he seems to be interested in doing that as well. So we came up with a plan after thinking about it really hard.

APRIL 2012
Planning and Preparation for the major goal...
>We have a lot of questions in mind.. and because of that we did our best to find answers to those questions. We asked Google and our friends who have experienced the adventure we were about to take. We consulted our families and friends about it. We really talked and think about the plan if we are really going to push through it this year. 

MAY 2012
Resignation
>Finally we came up with a decision that is a really risky and scary thing to do. We sent our resignation letters to our bosses. We informed some of our friends about it. Days after submitting the letters we made sure that our family and loved ones understand what we just did. 

JUNE 2012
Last month at work in FAST
>A busy month. The feeling of sadness because you're leaving your loved ones soon and the excitement on what are the new experiences you're gonna get in the next few months is really something I can't forget. I'm sad because there's so many things and people I'm gonna miss. I'm scared about the risks we are taking. I'm excited to go in our adventure and share it to my loved ones. I'm praying that it will all go well. There's just a lot of emotions that I felt during this month. I also did a lot of shopping as a preparation of what's gonna happen the next month.

JULY 2012
As changes begin...
>We began to learn a lot of things on our own! This is one of the things we really want to do. To be independent. I heard comments from other people saying I'll find it hard to be away from my parents when it's time for me to get married because I've been so dependent to them especially with my mom for a very long time. I don't blame or hate them for having such thought about that. All I know is I have very loving parents. So it's just Gyun Wo and I together, exploring and experiencing the new adventure of our life in another country.

AUGUST 2012
The critical month...
>Gyun-Wo being a programmer/developer, I'm so happy and proud that he was able to get a job weeks after applying online and attending interviews. It's a big help he was able to work early than we expected. Then I was left, trying my very best to get a job before my visit pass and pass extension expires so I won't have to go out somewhere and re-enter to get a month of stay again here (just like what most of the tourist do I did that too). But after almost 2 months I still fail to get a job. It was so hard. I was depressed and crying and worried. I was really praying and trying to be brave and to focus on the positive side of everything even if it's not very easy!

SEPTEMBER 2012
First goal accomplished!
>It was my Mom's birth month and I miss her so much. I didn't buy anything for her. She also told me she's been praying for my success in reaching my goal and that they miss me so much. 

Well,. the thing is.. after a lot of hardwork and praying I was blessed with a good offer in a well known company in this country. I started to work and live my dream. It wasn't that easy but I can handle it. I gained new friends and a lot of new learnings about my career. A blessed month I guess. Actually after crying so hard worrying I will go home with my mission failed, someone called me and told me the good news so I was really really happy and thankful.

OCTOBER 2012
First Anniversary
>We celebrated it in a very simple way. We didn't even have money to buy gifts to give for each other. Gyun Wo bought a slice of cake, pasta, and chicken for our dinner. That's it. It wasn't that special but for us what's important is that we are together in that day. I just wish that the way we feel and treat each other won't change. I hope he won't get tired of loving me and being sweet to me. Sometimes I just feel he's so used to seeing and being with me everyday that he doesn't miss me anymore and he's not as sweet as before. Is that really how it is when you're a year older together?! Haha! And I realized I became sweeter than before. Haha!

Ah it's also my Papa's birth month. I also miss him but I know soon I'll be home to spend some time with them. I miss my loving family so much!

NOVEMBER 2012
Homesick strikes bigtime!
>As what I previously mentioned here, I started missing my loved ones in PH when I feel that I'm really celebrating Christmas without them. They're in PH, I'm in SG. The Christmas spirit is really different here. It's happier and more exciting if I'm in PH. When homesickness strikes I sometimes cry and sometimes I just do something else to make me happy. I don't want to be sad because we are so blessed. It's part of the sacrifice to be away from them for a little while. Time flies so fast so in few more months I know I can go home to spend time with them.

DECEMBER 2012
First Christmas Away From Home
>Yes that's right. I'm gonna spend Christmas for the first time in a different country. At first we planned to just spend it here in SG but Gyun Wo suggested that we go visit his uncle in Malaysia and then when he told his uncle about it, he was told that we will also go to Thailand! Hahaha! Oh well, how about that?! It's a great way to forget the sadness and to just be happy that our loved ones even if we are not with them, we are happy and thankful that we are all safe, healthy, and alive. That's the greatest blessing we should always be thankful for. I'm excited for our long vacay! Ah this month is also our birth month so December is really our fave month of the year! 

Well that's it. I guess I just did it. My life in the year 2012. I'm not so busy so I spent some time to write briefly about my life for the past 11 months! It's been a great year for me, for Gyun Wo, and for our loved ones. We are all so blessed and grateful. I hope it will continue and improve for the next year.. and the next year.. decade.. century.. forever! Let's cheers to that! ^_^


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Blog posts...


Major change about my blog! It's funny howI used to write a lot and share just about anything in my blog for the past year. Now even if I have so much to tell I can't blog about them because of me being busy and sometimes lazy. Oh well.. haha! Look at my archive section! See how the number of posts changed from more than 30 a month to 1-5??!!

I want to share a lot of things about my life for the year 2012... I just don't know how to start writing all of the thoughts that's in my head! Haha! Maybe I'll try to post my monthly review later. Every year when the month of December come I usually have this habit of reminiscing the events that happened in my life the past 11 months and share it in my blog. I'll try to do that again.. one of these days. I hope I can. I'll try to do it later and maybe when I'm done I'll post it asap. Haha!

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Make Her Happy!


This post is related to my entry that was previously posted entitled "44 Ways to Make a Girl Happy". I've selected some of the items that I like and removed those that doesn't need to be done to make me happy. Here are some of my favorites. I guess most of you will agree if I say that we (girls) like it when our guy is being so sweet to us even when we're mat at them. Haha! I hope guys will stay sweet to their girl no matter how long they've been together and same thing goes to the girls out there. Don't lose the spark/magic/sweetness. Just because you're always together and she tells you how much she loves you doesn't mean it's gonna be like that forever especially if you're being insensitive towards her needs. Just because she's always by your side doesn't mean she'll stay forever. You need to continue making effort to make her stay. Forgot the exact quote that I read somewhere about pursuing a girl and once you got her doesn't mean you'll need to stop doing sweet stuffs you used to do when you're still courting her. Get what I mean? Anyway, here's my list based from the article I re-blogged months ago.

1) Take pics with her.
2) Pull her onto your lap.
3) When she says she loves you more, deny it. fight back.
4) When her friends say i love her more than you, deny it; fight back and hug her tight so she can't get to her friends. It makes her feel loved.
5) Always hug her and say, "I love you," whenever you see her.
6) Kiss her unexpectedly
7) Hug her whenever possible. (A hug every night before sleeping, a hug in the morning as you wake up with a kiss on her forehead, a surprise hug, a comforting hug, girls love hugs!)
8) Tell her and make her feel that she's the most beautiful woman for you
9) Tell her the way you feel about her! 
10) If it seems like there is something wrong, ask her- if she denies something being wrong, it means she doesn't want to talk about it, so just hug her.
11) Make her feel loved.
12) Kiss her in front of other girls you know.
13) Don't lie to her.
14) Dont cheat on her.
15) Take her anywhere she wants.
16) Send a message or call her in the morning and tell her have a good day at school or work, and how much you miss and love her.
17) Be there for her whenever she needs you, and even when she doesn't need you, just be there so she'll know that she can always count on you.
18) Hold her close when she's cold so she can hold you too.
19) When you are alone, hold her close and kiss her.
20) Kiss her on the cheek (it will give her the hint that you want to kiss her).
21) While in the movie, put your arm around her and then she will automatically put her head on your shoulder, then lean in and tilt her chin up and kiss her lightly. (A kiss on the forehead is sweeter)
22) If she's upset, comfort her.
23) Pretend that the food she cook tastes good even if it's not.
24) Get something that she really likes (Getting a cute stuffed toy from the arcade by playing a game! It's better if you let her watch you play, lose, until you lose/win it.)
25) When people diss her, stand up for her.
26) When walking next to each other grab her hand.
27) Show how much you love her not just when you're together but when you're around with your friends or family.
28) Call her by her first name or give her a cute nickname and don't let anyone call her that way but you.. Only you.
29) When you hug her hold her in your arms as long as possible.
30) Take her for long walks at night.
31) Always remind her how much you love her.

Saying how much you love a person is not enough. Sometimes you need to show it not only to the person but also to those who loves her (family, friends, loved ones). It feels good when you know that your family/friend is being loved by someone who's not afraid to let them know and see how much he cares for her. I'm not talking about doing too much PDA! Haha! 

Try to do the things that will make the both of you happy especially your partner. It is important that your girl knows you love her and make sure you make her feel that everyday..because you'll never know when she needs just a little more love.

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Gyun Wo's birthday!


12-12-12. Yes today is my Gyun Wo's birthday. Months before December 12 I've been wondering what will I do to surprise him and make him happy on his special day especially when there's just the two of us together here. Being miles away from our loved ones, I know he miss them so much.. even if he doesn't tell me, I can see the sadness in his eyes. He may not always tell me how he feels but I sometimes I just know.

So, here's what I did for his birthday! I'm gonna share what I planned months before his birthday and a day before today.

1) The Most Wanted Bag!
Months before December he's been very open about wanting so bad to have a sling/messenger bag with a well known brand having a good reputation for its quality and cute bags. We're always checking online what's the price, design, color, and the price. Haha! I once told him I'll get him one for his birthday or if not I'll buy him one this month. I made him think that I won't be able to buy one for his birthday but I was really planning to give him that bag today! So I went to Raffles Shopping Center to look for the store but I failed so I went to another mall which is the Vivo City. It took me minutes of walking around the Level 1 of the mall before I found the Crumpler store! When I arrived I asked the guy who assisted me about Hillman Hunter Crumpler bag and then I bought a red rust color of that bag and went to my next destination which is the Serangoon NEX Mall for cake decorating!

2) The Personalized/Customized Cake
My colleague once shared that she went to The Icing Room in Singapore to design a cake for his husband's birthday. From that day on I decided to check on that shop and see if I can do that for my Gyun Wo. I asked Google about it and found that there's a shop in NEX mall where I usually go when I'm on my way home because the Bus Interchange is there. I checked on sample cake icing designs that were posted in Google Images but I can't decide what exactly can I do. I'm not creative or good at drawings or designing. Haha! 

I've asked my friends on what can I possibly design that is easy to do. Someone told me to draw his fave anime character which is very difficult for me to do! I'm not good at drawing! haha! If only I'm as good as my mom then I'll definitely do that!

Everytime Gyun Wo's in a shower I always make sure to Google some cake design images where I can get some inspiration for my design. When I'm done with my Google search I make sure I always clean my browsing history before he even see it. Haha!

So, after doing a lot of image browsing, I decided to do it! I don't have a picture or design that I really want to do. I just decided to do it on the spot. Haha! After going to Vivo City Mall to buy the most wanted bag for my Gyun Wo, I went to The Icing Room in NEX mall. I saw girls decorating a cake but they're almost finish so I wasn't able to take a good look on what they're doing (planning to copy their design? nah.. haha!) Then I asked the cashier how much is the DIY cake with a size of 6 inches. She told me how much is it and that I need to pay first before getting my cake and decorating stuffs.. and so I did. After paying, I waited until she gave me the vanilla cake covered with white icing, 5 little icing pipes (red, yellow, dark brown, mint green, and pink.), and the flower icing decorations. Then I started decorating the cake.

As I started working on my little cute cake for my Gyun Wo, I noticed some people walking by the shop and some stopping for a while to look at what I'm doing! At first I was a bit shy because I'm the only one decorating! Then I realized, I'm doing this for my love so I just have to ignore them and concentrate on what I'm doing so I can finish it as soon as possible! Hahaha!

After minutes of decorating, finally I called the lady to assist me in putting the cake on the cute pink box they provide. She asked me if I'm going to takeaway (take out/take home) the rest of the icing that were not completely used and I said yes, so she packed them together with a candle and happy birthday thingy (don't know what to call it.. haha!) Then I went home!

...and the result of my effort to surprise and make him happy? Here's what happen yesterday and today (morning)


Cake surprise partially failed!
Yesterday when he went home, I pretended I was in the office the whole day when in fact I took a half day leave for my birthday presents. I prepared our dinner and cleaned the room. Before having dinner he saw the box of cake which is okay because I already expected that since I don't have idea where else can I hide the cake except in the fridge! But unfortunately he saw the icing pipes that I left on top of the box! -_- When we're eating he mentioned them and I tried to deny but I realized he found out already. Cake surprise is partially failed. The only thing that's left for it is him wondering what design did I do on the cake.. Haha!

This morning I woke up, take out the cake from the fridge, lit the candle, and went back in our room to make him blow the candle after making his wish. But I forgot the electric fan is turned on so as I sat on the beeeed..! Oh well you know what happen when you placed a candle near the electric fan! So I have to get back to the kitchen to light it up again! Haha! He made his silent wish and blew it. We had a slice of cake for our breakfast.

The most wanted bag surprise!
yesterday I hid the bag at the bottom of my drawer in our closet. That's the safest location where he won't be able to see it. Then this morning I put it on top of his drawer so as soon as he open it to get his brief he can see it right away. I also started playing Happy Birthday songs so he can really feel that it's his special day today even if he is not with his family and friends. Well I guess my plan worked. After having breakfast I told him I'll wash the dishes and he went back to our room. After that he went out and asked me about the bag. This I'm sure really surprised him! Haha!

Oh,it was a tiring and fun preparation. Seeing how my presents made him happy makes me feel that I did great! Haha! What I did is just one of the few things that I do to make him feel loved and special. He deserve it. I can proudly say that I succeeded! Mission Accomplished!

Btw, the good thing about my Gyun Wo is that he's helping me decide what kind of gift he wants to have. He does that in a very cute way. I like it like that because at least I know what he really wants instead of assuming and buying something and he's happy but not so happy. Get what I mean? Hehe! I like that about him. Keep it up Gyun Wo. Haha!

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It's a Holiday!

Yup! It's a holiday because of the event for Indians called Deepavali. We spent our day malling and buying stuffs that we need at home. Gyun-Wo and I went to Funan Mall to have his hair cut and to check on the gadgets like laptops, netbooks, tablets, etc.

We took a bus for an almost one hour ride from Serangoon to Funan. I like taking bus sometimes because it's cheaper and I get to see a lot of different places on my way to my destination haha! It's like you're sight-seeing while on the bus. He had his hair cut and went around the mall from level 1 to level 3 or 4 if I'm not mistaken. We had lunch in KFC and ordered delicious chicken burger with fries, chicken, mashed potato, and iced milo! After hours strolling around Funan Mall we went to Orchard. We went to Lucky Plaza to buy condiments that we use for cooking especially when the recipe is his favorite Adobo! We also bought pancit canton, fish crackers, and Mang Juan! haha!

We had dinner in a food court in LP and ordered delicious Beef Bulalo (a Pinoy Food) for S$14. We enjoyed it and since its too much that we couldn't eat all of it, we had it placed in a container and brought it home so we can eat it for our dinner that next day.

We waited until its dark so we can see and take pictures of the Christmas decorations in Orchard but our mission failed! We stayed until 8:30 but the lights were not turned on, we were a bit disappointed so we went home. Haha!

Here are the only photos we took in a mall in Lucky Plaza aka LP where we found a cute Christmas Tree/decoration at the mall's entrance.



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Loving him more...

I'm loving him more and more each day. I never thought that being with him and seeing him everyday will make me love him more than I did when we're just 'new couple'. I still miss him even if I know at the end of the day we will see each other again. I'm so in love with him. I'm so blessed to have him. He's one in a million. Haha!

There's just so many things that he did for me, things he's doing, and those that he's going to do in the future that makes me feel so loved and thankful that I have someone like him in my life especially now that we are both away from our family and friends. We only have each other. He's simply amazing. Now maybe you're wondering why am I writing such good and mushy things about him. I, myself don't even know why. Maybe this is my way of letting him know how much I love him. I'm not sure if I can make him feel the love everyday so I'm telling him by blogging.. I'm not even sure if he still reads my blog haha!

I can't mention everything he did for me or those that he's doing and yet to do but I'm so thankful for everything. I love him so much. He's someone I can't lose. He's someone with whom I can't stay mad. He's someone that I always want to see. Someone that I always want to hug. Someone that I always want to be with. 

I'm not perfect. I can be a boring, moody, and bitch girlfriend most of the times. What a word.. bitch? Haha! Yeah maybe sometimes I am but he's still there, loving me. I hope he never gets tired of me. :)

What else can I say.. Hmm.. I wonder if there comes a time when couple whose been together for such a long time gets tired of each other. I used to think what if we're together for years will he change the way he is to me when we are still 'new couple' or will he stay the same as he is even if we're old and gray. Last month we celebrated our first anniversary. I thought it will be so special because it's our anniversary! But because of some things we were able to celebrate it in a simple way without any gifts haha! We've been couple for a year and I keep on loving him more and more each day. I don't feel that I'm getting used to him being around so I don't miss him anymore. I still miss him. I don't know how he feels about us living in one roof, seeing and being with each other everyday. If one day we will be living in our own home in PH will he miss me or will it be just okay because he spent more time with me here in SG.. but nevertheless.. I love him so much!

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Christmas Songs!



Because I can't hear Christmas songs and I can't feel the spirit of Christmas I decided to listen and watch this compilation of Christmas songs in Youtube.

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Soon it'll be Christmas..

When it's BER months (September, October, November, December) I usually get excited and happy preparing and waiting for 25th of December to celebrate Christmas with my family, friends, and relatives. As early as September 1, people in the Philippines starts to decorate, play Christmas songs, Christmas Sale is being enjoyed and loved by shoppers like me who buy gifts for our loved ones, kids and adults began singing Christmas carols at night, and the countdown to Christmas also starts. You can feel the spirit of Christmas as the month of September begin.


Now it's November already! Few days from now it's gonna be Christmas Day again. This year I don't feel excited or happy compared to last year. I'm away from the people I love and I can't go home to celebrate this upcoming event with them. I really want to go home but sadly I can't. I don't have enough money to buy ticket (OMG am I that poor? Haha!) and I can't request for vacation leave because I'm still a new employee to the company I'm working for. I'm missing home big time! There's so many things and people that I miss.

There is nothing like celebrating Christmas in the Philippines with your loved ones. I don't know how are we going to celebrate this year but I'll make sure that I'll be with my family via Skype haha! I miss them so much! I hope we can go home early next year even if it's just for a week, as long as I get to spend some time with the people I love and I miss. Before that I need to work hard and save a lot in order to save money for their pasalubong! Anyway their greatest pasalubong is me going home I guess... Haha!

May we all have a great Christmas whether we are going to spend it with our family, friends, and relatives or not, be thankful for everything that God has given us, giving us, and will give to us. Let's all love each other and be happy everyday not only when it's Christmas. Oh God, I miss HOME! :)

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TGIF!

Good Morning! Thank God It's Friday! Oh I looooove Fridays! I'm on sick leave today because I've been having headaches lately which I think because of stress or sometimes staying up late at night and waking up early the next morning. I will go to a 24-hour clinic later to get a medical certificate from a doctor as a proof that I need a one day rest. Good thing I don't have much work to do today so it's a great time to relax.

Anyway as I mentioned over and over again I have so many things in mind that I want to write here in my blog and I hope I can share some of them today since I'm just gonna stay the whole day in our room. I also need to do the laundry later and I'm planning to jog later at 6 in the evening. I sometimes feel stressed and I need to exercise a lot so I won't be sick.

Hmm.. I'm gonna end this post here. I want to write something else which is not related to my topic here haha! Have a great Friday!

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Halloween...

Happy Halloween! It didn't feel like Halloween maybe because it's not an event that is being celebrated here.  I miss home even more when holidays like these comes. I see my family and friends posting their photos in the cemetery visiting their loved ones who passed away and spending their holidays with their family. 

I miss going to my Papa's house in Manibaug where we usually visit our pretty grandma and then go to Manibaug Cemetery to visit and pray for our grandpa who died when we were too young. After few hours of staying and taking pictures (haha!) we will go to Holy Mary Memorial to visit my Mama's Mom who died when Mama is just 4 years old. If some of our relatives will be going the same day that we did which is usually a day before November 1, then we will surely have a fun time together, eating, chatting, taking pictures, praying, etc. Haha!

After visiting our loved ones in the cemetery I will surely start uploading our pictures on that day! Haha! That bonding with my family, friends, and relatives is one thing that I really miss when it comes to special events like this one that is really being celebrated in a solemn and fun way back in our country. I miss HOME.

Even if I was not able to visit my grandpa and my lolas.. I still prayed for their soul to be always in peace and that they continue watching us from wherever they might be right now.

I will blog more about the things I want to share SOON! For now, I'll save this post and chat with my friend in Facebook. Happy Halloween everyone!

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How's my Saturday?

Good Evening! OMG Why so fast? It's night time na naman (na naman = again)?

Oh well, I'm just gonna share how's my Saturday. We woke up at quarter to 6 this morning to jog. Gyun Wo told me that we should jog for at least 30 minutes and I agreed. I easily get tired and sometimes when I do it's like I can't breath so sometimes I walk fast then run and when I get tired I walk slowly hehe. Anyway I think I was able to walk and run for 25 minutes or 30? I'm not sure but I was so tired and my feet hurts. It's our first time to jog here early in the morning because the first time we went out to exercise was Saturday night.

After the early morning exercise we walked to the Hawker streets to buy Red Bean Bun and Butterfly bread. We went back home and ate our breakfast. After that we took a bath and then we went out again to buy Pork Belly and Junk Foods that we can eat when we're craving for something salty especially me! We bought pork belly, Cheetos, Roasted Seaweed (Squid Flavor), and Calbee chips. When we're back home we started preparing the ingredients for Gyun-Wo's Sweet Pork Adobo.

After lunch I took a nap because I'm so sleepy! Haha! When I woke up we watched Liam Neeson's movie Unknown. Gyun-Wo really likes Liam Neeson so when my sister and I talked about this movie Unknown he told me that he wants to watch it so we did. Anyway I've been wanting to watch that movie since I discovered it months ago but I just forgot to download it.. good thing my sister reminded me about it.

Hmm, what else.. I guess that's it. Right now I'm just browsing and maybe later I'll ask Gyun Wo if he wants to watch Eddie Murphy's Coming To America, a very classic movie that seems to be very funny based on its movie trailer! Haha!

Tomorrow is Sunday...oh well.. that's life.. hehe! Have a great evening everybody! :)

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Team Lunch!

I just want to share this experience that I will never forget! Haha! It's just about the Team Lunch that I attended last week with my office mates. At first I'm so shy I don't know if I will join them because I'm just a new employee and I don't talk a lot.. I'm afraid that I'll be left out (OP). But when I checked on email there's a message from my boss telling us to go to the restaurant with a note that it is required/must go. Haha! So I joined them!

Good thing they're nice enough to talk to me especially Silvia. She's very nice and she talk a lot hehe! I like her. They are all nice but maybe because some are also shy that's why they rarely talk to me. 

Since my work location is in Marina Bay, we had our lunch in Todai Restaurant in Marina Bay Shoppes Mall. I'm so happy when I saw the music videos being shown on TV are Korean songs! So I thought that it's a Korean restaurant! Haha! Then we went to our table and the project manager and other people who came in first told us to go get our food.. and I thought to myself 'Wow! Buffet?!' Haha! Then we started looking at the different food they serve. The first food that I put on my plate is Kimchi, then I looked for Daeji Galbi or Samgyeopsal but there was none. Then I keep on checking other food and I realized that there are a lot of varieties that we can choose to eat! There's Korean, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Pastries, Fruits, Salads, etc. I keep on putting food on my plate, I got sushi, kimchi, fried rice, etc. I forgot the other food that I put haha! I was the last one to sit on the table so I was a bit embarrassed but it's okay haha!

We started eating and as I finish my meal I feel so full. I can't talk or what haha! But to my surprise, my friends (Indonesian girls) went back and grab another plate with different kinds of food haha! After few minutes I went back as well to check on other food that I want to eat. There's so many food that I want to try but for my second round I just chose to get different pastries (slice of cake). I'm so full! I even want to takeaway/take out for my Gyun-Wo. Hehe! I love that restaurant. I don't know how to properly describe it you can check their site http://www.todai.com.sg/. I don't know what else to write about this post. It was a great team lunch. I was able to enjoy my food with good company. I'm looking forward to joining more team lunch even if I'm so shy to talk sometimes. I just want to eat.. and eat.. and eat! Hahaha!

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Cheezy!

I miss Cheezyyyyyyyyy!!!!


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Sad songs...

I don't know what's with the sad love songs but sometimes even if I'm happy I'm about to cry when I listen to them haha! I don't know if it's weird but there's just something about the songs that will affect your mood or it might let you remember certain things that will make you sad then eventually it will make you cry.

So if you're sad and if you want to cry, try to listen to different love songs or watch sad movies so you can have an excuse in case someone saw you crying and you don't want to tell them the real reason. Hehe!

Just like now, I'm homesick, I'm sad, then I played love songs on the background while I'm writing, seconds later I started crying hahaha! Eotteoke? (What to do in Korean language) It's just that I'm such a crybaby!

There are a lot of things that I will SOON or LATER share in this blog about my observations lately.. about my life for the past 3 months.. hehe! I just hope that I will find some time to write them here! Aja!

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Homesick...

Hello my dear blog and reader(s).. I can't sleep.. I decided to blog about random things until I feel sleepy hehe.. The title of this post says it all.. Sometimes I can't help but miss everything about my home.. 

It's been my dream since a kid to work abroad and live somewhere alone.. where I can practice independence and learn the things that I can't do if I will just stay where I am months ago before I went here in SG. Now that I was able to make that dream a reality, I am happy.. but there are times when I just cry.. why? because I miss them a lot. THEM which pertains to a lot of things and a lot of people far from me.

I miss the simplicity of life I have back in PH. I miss my family. I miss the way my mom cooks for me. I miss the way I make fun of my papa.. I miss fighting with my youngest sibling... I miss hugging my sister at night before going to bed.. and being with her on our way to work. I miss their presence at home. I miss them so much.

I miss my friends especially my close friends that I turn to in good times and bad times hehe! I miss my best friend with whom I can tell anything. I miss laughing with them. I miss chatting with them. I miss being with them.

I miss my favorite pedicab and tricycle that whenever I have to go somewhere far I just need to call for the driver so he can take me there. No long walks which I really hate! Haha! I miss watching TV because we don't have a TV in our room. I miss having a pet which can be a great stress reliever, I miss Mckenzie, so sad that he died early. 

I miss my favorite food that I always eat. I miss mom's cooking. I miss my best friend's ulam especially Tita's lumpiang shanghai haha! I miss buying stuffs and doing stuffs without worrying much about how it will cost me. I miss being in PH.

There are a lot of things things that I really really miss. At first I thought I won't miss them so much because I have someone that is always by my side.. because there's WWW and they're just a PM or Skype call away... I thought I won't feel homesick because there are a lot of things that will keep me busy that I won't even have time to always think about them.. but I was wrong. As soon as I started working I suddenly miss the presence of everything that I used to have, the people whom I always see, talk, and hug, the food that I sometimes ignore now I really wanted to eat..etc..

My dream that became my goal.. now I've accomplished it and I'm still in the process of trying to achieve other goals not only for myself but most especially for my family and of course for my future family. I'm happy that my family and my friends are so supportive and understanding with everything that I do and those that I'm trying to do. They're there to wish me luck, pray for me, and even if we're miles apart, I can still feel their love for me.. I hope I can also make them feel that.

I love them so much. I miss them so much. I just don't want to always tell these to them because they might miss me more than they do now. Hehe! 

I used to think that it's better to live alone in other country for some reasons that will make me a better me. But now I realized that nothing's better than being with your family. 

Don't get me wrong. Just because there are a lot of things mentioned here that I miss doesn't mean that I regret what I did and what I'm doing. I like it. I'm proud that I was able to do it when some people around me doubted its possibility of becoming a reality. I'm so grateful that Mama Mary and Lord Jesus Christ helped me and still helping me despite my imperfection as a human being. I'm so loved and I'm so blessed.

I'm just being so emotional right now that I miss THEM so much! Hehe! Now I understand why some of our kababayans still choose to live in PH after working for years in other country to save enough money for their family. I think I'll do the same. 

Wow, I didn't realize how long this post is right now.. look at that scrollbar! Hahaha! I still don't want to sleep. I want to take MC (Sick Leave) but I have work to do tomorrow so whether I like it or not, I have to sleep! Anyway.. that's it for today's post.. don't forget to pray before sleeping.. good night!

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I Love You So FMV


One of my fave Toni G's songs! I started to like this when I heard it in a Taiwanese series entitled Autumn's Concerto. I don't really watch the drama but I like the story and the song is great as it's theme song. I also love the lyrics and melody of this song. I can relate since I'm so much in love haha! I love playing this song on repeat, I just hope Youtube will add that functionality (REPEAT) so I won't have to click on Play when it's done playing or does Youtube have it already and I don't know how to use it? Haha! Click Play and enjoy!

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Inspirational..

Quote from Everyday Life Lessons

Deep down you know exactly what you should, could, and want to do! 
Over-think it too much and you'll start to debate the initial motivating thought, manifest unfounded fears, and create excuses. Stop. 
What does your gut tell you to do? 
Instincts arise from your subconscious stored knowledge, wisdom, 
and your life experiences. 
They are a great asset. 
Don't battle them. 
Listen to them from the start.

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Lauren Hanna Lunde


I don't know when and how did I found the photos of this very beautiful kid but what I know is the moment I saw her photos I was amazed with how simple and beautiful she look like. It's like I'm in love with her! Haha! Then I told myself that I want to have a daughter like her. She's just so beautiful. She is Korean-Canadian. Her Mom is a Korean and her father is from Canada.

The photos I included in this blog came from http://laurenhannalunde.tumblr.com.

Search for her name on Google and you will see all of her beautiful pictures. Oh, what else can I say! Hehe! She's so lovely and adorable and I want to have a daughter like her!!! Haha!



















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I'll Always Love You MV



A song that brings back childhood memories.. a song that I love listening over and over again.. one of the songs that I dedicate to my love.. A very good love song.. I just love it.. :)

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My Cooking Skills!

This post is about how my cooking skills improved with the help of my Gyun-Wo, my parents, and of course many thanks to World Wide Web! Haha! Here are some of the recipes that Gyun-Wo and I tried cooking. My favorite so far is the Chicken Adobo! Haha!


Ham and Cheese Bread Roll

Fried Marinated Chicken with buttered corn

Chicken Sarciado

Pork Adobo with Egg and Potatoes

Sipo Egg

Chicken Adobo with Potatoes

Chicken Tinola
I enjoy cooking. I never thought it would be this easy and fun. I'm happy and proud that I can now cook and not just "fry" food! Hahaha! I still miss the food that my Mom cook for us.. I want to be a great cook like her! She's really great in cooking! I miss her so much! I hope she's proud of how I improved as time goes by. (I know she is proud even if she doesn't tell me hehe) That's it for now! I'm gonna watch TAKEN movie using Reene and TAKEN 2 later in NEX Mall. First time to watch a movie in a theater after 3 months of our stay here hehe! Have a great day my dear reader(s)! ^_^

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Welcome back to ME!

Hello! I know I don't have a lot of readers but I have some friends who sometimes check on my blog to see if it's updated. This morning a very close friend of mine, my best friend actually, told me that she miss reading the stuffs that I share on my blog. I'm flattered with what she said so here I am, writing, trying to remember the things that happened to me and those are are happening or about to happen haha! 

Well, as I check on my blog I realize that I haven't been updating it for more than a month? I only have few blog posts for the month of August, I did not write anything nor share any video or article for the past month (September) and now that it's the 6th day of October this is the first one that I'm gonna share. 

There are a lot of changes that happened to me that's why it's difficult to really write about some things and share them on my blog especially when I'm so tired, I couldn't really organize my thoughts, I don't know what subject will I give my post, what will I tell, how will I start and end it, etc.

Anyway, starting today I will try to find some time to write so I can keep this blog updated. Hehe.. For now I have to watch the movie Taken since my Gyun-Wo wants to watch Taken 2 later in NEX Mall. So, bye for now. I will try to blog again later.

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Finally Found - Audio

FINALLY FOUND
Honeyz


Ooh ooh ooh
I can't believe you're here with me
And now it seems my world's complete
And I never want this moment to end
I close my eyes and still I see
My dreams become reality
And now I know how it feels to be in love

I prayed so many nights that you would come my way
An angel from above to light my darkest day
I think it's time for you to heed these lines
'Cos there's something I want to say
I finally found what I've been looking for
And now you know I'm going to love you more

Hold me tight 'cos it's always been you
(It's always been you)
To think that you were always there
(Always there)
To be my friend and wipe away my tears
Now it's clear that it's always been you

Sometimes you don't expect that friends
Can become lovers in the end
Only God knows what the future will bring
So hold me close and don't let go
'Cos this is love, boy, don't you know?
And we're gonna be together for eternity

I prayed so many nights that you would come my way
An angel from above to light my darkest day
A love so strong it can't be wrong
It's with you that I belong
I finally found what I've been looking for
(Finally found)
And now you know I'm going to love you more

Hold me tight 'cos it's always been you
(It's always been you)
To think that you were always there
(You were always there)
To be my friend and wipe away my tears
Now it's clear that it's always been you
(You)
(This time)
This time

I'm gonna make sure it turns out right
I wanna be your everything and by your side
For the rest of my life
(This love)
This love feels the way that love should be
Look in my eyes and realize there's no disguise
'Cos I'm in love with you

I finally found what I've been looking for
And now you know I'm going to love you more
Hold me tight 'cos it's always been you
To think that you were always there
(You were always there)
To be my friend and wipe away my tears
(Wipe away my tears)
Now it's clear that it's always been you
(It's always been you)

I finally found what I've been looking for
(I finally found)
And now you know I'm going to love you more
Hold me tight 'cos it's always been you
(Oh)
(It's always been you)
To think that you were always there
(Don't you know?)
To be my friend and wipe away my tears
(Oh, baby)
Now it's clear that it's always been you
(Always been you, yeah yeah)

I finally found what I've been looking for
(I finally found it)
And now you know I'm going to love you more
(Yeah, I finally found it)
Hold me tight 'cos it's always been you
(It's always been you, oh)
To think that you were always there
(What I been looking for)
To be my friend and wipe away my tears
(What I been looking for)
Now it's clear that it's always been you
(Always, always)

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NDP 2012


This post is about our experience yesterday when we saw how Singaporeans and other tourists unite to celebrate the National Day (Singapore). According to Wikipedia, The National Day of Singapore is celebrated every year on 9 August, in commemoration of Singapore's independence from Malaysia in 1965. This holiday features a National Day Parade, an address by the Prime Minister of Singapore, and fireworks celebrations.

We started our day doing the laundry and cooking lunch. Then at past 1 in the afternoon we headed to Suntec City Mall. Gyun-Wo told me that he wants us to visit the Fountain of Wealth where we can make a wish. We went there and we did the instructions on how to make a wish in the fountain.

After malling in Suntec City Mall, we went to Marina Bay..and guess what?! We were laughing when we arrived at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel! We don't remember how we got there when we were supposed to be in Marina Bayfront. Haha! Anyway good thing we were able to arrive to where were supposed to go.

Then we spent some time walking inside the Marina Bay Theaters Museum and Shoppes. It is a mall with a lot of shoppes that are so popular such as Prada, Chanel, Hermes, LV, and a lot more! We waited for our friends to come since they told us they will also watch the parade. We don't have tickets so we weren't able to watch the whole program. It's okay because all I wanted to see is the fireworks display. Haha!

The program started by having helicopters carry the flag of Singapore, followed by jets in sky, there were also soldiers that walked for the parade, there were performances, Prime Minister appearance/speech, and my fave the Fireworks Display!

There are a lot of things that happened not only yesterday but days before the parade there were also promotions and contests held. Singapore flags all around the country. It's a very happy celebration. We enjoyed being part of it. Here are some of the photos of yesterday's event.


















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