Monday, July 31, 2006

Emilia 'Emily' Abinoja
July 31, 2006

Condolences to Mira & Family

Lady in the Water

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Saw this last night and again, I was not failed by the genius M. Night Shyamalan. Mr. Shyamalan is a great story teller - he uses simple plots and transforms them into a great movie. Remember the movie Unbreakable? Well, that movie - blew me away, why? Well, because with just a simple plot of Good vs Evil - he was able to translate it into the big screen without it being just a simple movie! Ang galing!

I may be biased with his movies but I don't care! I just love the way he makes it!

Near the end, I was brought to tears when Mr. Heap spoke to his family. Awww....

A night at HEAT

Friday, July 28, 2006

Yes, ever since dining at this place early this year - I got hooked. Thank god, I'm not into buffets as much (or else, whatelse!?) But there are times that I crave for it.

Well, last night was my mom's Chinese birthday and we celebrated it there - ate with my parents, brother, Cams and my Panget. I was excited for days to get to HEAT! And when we were finally there... GAME ON!!

Although I didn't eat as much (as my Panget would say 'walang kwenta ang mga kinakain mo') but nevertheless, I enjoyed every single minute spent walking around the buffet tables, eating and chatting around and about.

I will look forward to eating here again... SOON!!

Nerds in PARADISE!!

Monday, July 24, 2006

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Have a Great Weekend!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Last night, I went to Chili's to celebrate the (belated) birthday of my good friend Kym. As usual, we went to our ultimate favorite restaurant Chili's. For the first time - in a long while - EVERYONE WAS ON TIME! This may be due to some Positive thinking - life changing stuff that we learned about a month ago. We all were talking non-stop! It seemed as if we never had a silent eating moment. Everyone was munching on and on! I missed having to see my friends and somehow talk to them. But I'm glad that through the years, we're all still the same!! Even if we rarely saw one another (I know, we should start making time.. Seriously!) we'd start again where we left off when we saw one another last! Strange? Na-ah! I don't think so - isn't it great to have friends like these? I feel so blessed that I have great sets of friends. I really do! Ask my Panget about it.

To everyone who's anyone - HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!! :)

Saying goodbye..

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

My Havaianas collection has grown once again. Just last week - I've already acquired 3 pairs! I can't seem to stop. I've tried to - but damn, here I am again. I've already shunned myself from looking at the website but somehow my favorite Havaianas saleslady - well, she makes me very happy - she's really nice. Ask my Panget.

Since I 've acquired 3 new pairs - I've decided to let go of 2 pairs. They're really not my favorites but I guess I already outgrew my facsination with them, thus they're rarely used. I've officially put my TOP Brown and Jungle Green Havaianas on the market last Monday - it's kind of cruel and I bet these 2 pairs are cursing me to death. It's so hard to let go of them - but I know I need to since I rarely use them! I'll ride it out for another week - and when no one is interested - I'll just pass them on to someone else. Since Monday night, I've been looking at them before I go to sleep, thinking to myself that they're not being sold because I don't like them, instead because they're making space for newer ones (brutal huh?!) - I know it sounds crazy but somehow I guess - that's how I part with my Havaianas.

My Panget has always asked me 'Ano bang ginagawa mo sa mga Havaianas mo??' He's perplexed on why I can't just settle for 1 pair! Well, parehas lang kami, I can't understand it too!!

Butterscotch Bars

It's been about 4 years since I last baked. Yes, it's true - my once favorite hobby was in hiatus for a while - a long while. I can't believe it's been 4 years?! (you can blame my Panget for this)

Well, last night - I tried it again, and I understood why I used to love baking. Baking somehow de-stresses me. It's true!! Although, you need to prepare the ingredients before hand, wash all the necessary tools - the whole nine yards - it was all worth it. And! For the first time, I washed and cleaned most of what I used!! I wasn't as messy, and I was faster than before! Before, I had always thought that baking took a lot of my time since I started at about 6:00pm and finished close to 11:00pm! Last Night, I started at around 6:30pm and by the time it was 8:00pm I was already cleaning up! Fast huh?! Or maybe I've just grown more organized? Anyhoo, I'm back - my hobby's back!! I just hope I get the energy to bake again. Or maybe bake at someone else's home?! (hint.. hint..) Hahaha!! :)

My Butterscotch Brownies are being given to my good friends Barbs, Coco and their uber cutie son Hans. I hope they like it!!

Happy Happy Birthday Kymie!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Happy Happy
Happy Birgthday

Happy Happy Birthday Panget!!

Monday, July 10, 2006

To my Panget..

Happy Happy Happy
Birthday!! :)

Happy Birthday Jacob!!

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Happy Happy 1st Birthday

AND another one bites the dust..

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Stop that knowing smile.
Yes. I have succomed once again, in a span of 2 days - I got 2 new pairs of Havaianas.

I guess this has been overdue - for the longest time - I have controlled myself from purchasing a pair. One year later (exactly 1 year and 20 days later) I've bought myself 2 new pairs.

Damn. I've got to stop!!!

Another one bites the dust..

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Yes, for the nth time - I have a new pair of havaianas. Again, I've succombed to the lure of those damn Brazil made rubber slippers. This pair however is my first pair of Havaianas with an imprinted design. Let's count how many Havaianas I have:

- TOP Black*
- STYLE ICE Lavander and White*
- TOP Jungle Green
- TOP Brown
- TOP Navy Blue
- BRAZIL Black**

*My first two pairs were bought from my good friend Berly with a hefty 20% discount
**This special pair was also bought at 20% off because my first ever Havaianas' toe strap broke off. This is by far the most comfortable pair ever! I really don't know why.

Adding to that is my newly acquired HIBISCO White 2006 Edition. Cool huh!! There's a 2006 edition - who knew?!

Special thanks to sis Pattybee of GirlTalk - she was selling her brand new pair - and I was lucky enough to see her ad - I thought about it for a while (for 30 minutes) then boom! I wanted it!! Hahaha.. :)

In HIGH Spirits!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Last Friday was a bad day for me. Surprisingly, I was still in high spirits! Crazy? Try amazing. Well, since I started listening to the positive thinking audio books Berly gave me, good things have been happening. I'm more at peace, more patient, and I guess more relaxed! Thank god! :) Anyhoo, my Panget and I received Superman tickets from our friend Ian - although we were 30 minutes late - we still enjoyed the IMAX experience - Thanks Ian! :) Super!! After watching Superman Returns (I cried twice - hehe..) We walked around and about Mall of Asia - we were trying to look for a place to eat. We finally settled for a cutesy Japanese inspired restaurant called Tokyo Cafe. The waitresses were all very pleasant, bowing every time they served something. My Panget had the best seller which was called Tokyo Chops that turned out to be a glorified Tonkatsu with rice (I liked the taste) I on the otherhand had the Italian Sausage pizza. I loved the flavour of my pizza! It was really good! For the first time in my life - I added Chili Powder! Can you believe it?? Hahaha!! After dinner, we were eager to walk around, but to our disappointment - it was already 10pm! Most of the shops were closing - and so we decided to go home. But this decision was met with non-stop walking and turning - YES, we got lost - we couldn't figure out where we had parked, rather we couldn't find the place where we parked!! We were walking for about 45 minuted and good thing we found Sugarhouse - I was craving for sweets! When we got in Sugarhouse - we realized that we were parked on the same building! And so after purchasing a petite 'Honey Cake' we headed to my Panget's car and drove back to his place.

Saturday was a big day for me because I was going to accompany some of our workers to Clark, Pampanga. We had a client who needed the carpet installed ASAP. And so we left Manila at about 2:30pm and reached Clark around 4:30 - we had pit stops because we had 2 trucks following us - one that carried the workers and another wing van that carried the oh-so big and heavy carpet. I got home about 9:00pm - I was really tired because I helped in hauling the carpet up to the 2nd floor! Yes, I helped in hauling - you read that one right. I was amongst the workings - pulling the heavy carpet up to the second floor! I even scrapped some skin on my fingers (which until now are still a bit sore - but it was worth it!)

I was planning to spend my Sunday peacefully. Peacefully meaning I would be lazing around and lying on my bed sleeping or watching DVDs or the latest episode of my new found show 'Entourage'. But what happened was quite the opposite. My panget and I went to the Power Plant Mall to go shopping - the whole mall was on sale (except for Celio - can you believe it??) I was able to buy stuffs at 50% off!! My newly acquired stuffs comprised of a puruntong board shorts from Roxy, a large pink hobo bag from Esprit, and books from Fully Booked (I'm so happy that the book I had wanted to buy for the longest time is already in paperback!!) But my Sunday was not about to end quitely. My Panget and I were treated to a hefty dinner at Sugi in Greenhills courtesy of my Panget's sis-in-law's mom! Thanks Auntie!! I had a great time in Sugi!! :)

Overall - my weekend went great! Although it lacked my usual lazing around for the whole afternoon - I enjoyed the 'rush' somehow. Next weekened, I hope to go back to my anti-chaotic schedule during the weekend. I'm still debating whether I need to have my hair cut by my uber favorite Jing Monis - I'm still undecided.