Friday, December 31, 2010

My 2010 Year Ender

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
     organize my wedding in six months!!!!

2. Did you keep your New Year's resolutions, and will you make more? i can't remember my New Year's resolution na.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? my friend Gold gave birth to baby Em, Pearl to baby Jacob.

4. Did anyone close to you die? none and thank you God.

5. What countries did you visit? none.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010? buying personal stuff. 

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?   my 30th birthday and December26 pamamanhikan. 

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? getting the work I wanted which is a back office job.

9. What was your biggest failure? being moody still.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury? no, and thank You God again.

11. What was the best thing you bought? anything related to my wedding!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration? my fiance artie - for his love, patience and understanding and for
being a good provider!

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? a very close friend's fiance who depends on her too much for money

14. Where did most of your money go? wedding preps!!!

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? artie's birthday, ate's civil wedding and my upcoming wedding!

16. What song will always remind you of 2010? bruno mars' "Just the Way You Are" 

17. Compared to this time last year, are you happier or sadder? happier, happier, happier!!! Ü 

18. What do you wish you'd done more of? exercise and rest; bonding time with mom and dad.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of? whine, sigh, complain.

20. How did you spend Christmas? with artie and my family!

22. Did you fall in love in 2010? yes, still with the same guy. ♥

23. How many one-night stands? none!!!

24. What were your favorite TV programs? Paparazzi!!! Ü Barefoot Contessa and Everyday Italian.

25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? yes, but hindi naman hate na hate.

26. What was/were the best book(s) you read? The Help.

27. What was your greatest musical discovery? other David Foster songs I didn't know he composed

28. What did you want and got? watched David Foster concert!!!

29. What was/were your favorite film/s of this year? since biased ako, sex and the city 2, and despicable me.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? 30th birthday; received a BIG bouquet of flowers from artie, dinner 

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more 
satisfying? pay increase for my new post! hehehe.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010? loose tops, tight pants

33. What/who kept you sane? family, friends and artie. max max din!

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? 
David Foster. starstruck lang talaga ako sa kanya. 

35. What political issue stirred you the most? hubert webb acquitted. 
still a question on the justice system here in our country.

36. Who did you miss? YA ever.

37. Who was the best new person you met? the rest of the Sales team of HSBC.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010? everything happens in God's perfect time. Ü  

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bloggie Challenge - Last Day (Photo Today + 3 Good things that have happened within the past 30 days)

Yours truly. Ü
This bloggie challenge is fun fun fun! May mga challenges na nilu-look forward, meron din boring, meron ding dine-dread. Ü Because of this challenge, napadalas ang pag-open ko ng Blogger and somehow, it has been a routine that I'll check each of YA's blog everyday. Ü 

3 Good Things That Have Happened in the Past 30 Days: 
1. my vacation leave of 3 weeks - talk about wedding preps, i accomplished A LOT!
2. abundant blessings - more to come please! Ü
3. finished a good read - The HELP by Kathyrn Stockett 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 29 - Something I could never get tired of doing.

watching movies! it's my way to unwind. kahit na mahal na ang sine ngayon, go lang ng go!

reading books! i love the smell of a new one, yung amoy bagong bago. and parang hinahanap-hanap din sya ng isipan ko kapag medyo matagal na akong hindi nakakabasa. Ü

Day 28 - My Favorite Movie

LOVE AFFAIR starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. I just love the unexpected twist in the end and the  instrumental song na nakakaiyak...

SERENDIPITY starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Cute movie! I like this movie 'coz I also believe in signs, fate and destiny.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 27 - A picture of me last year and now, and how I've changed since then.

Then: shorter hair. slim. resides at Taal St Malate Manila. manager customer sales. happy with boyfriend.

Now: long hair. wishes to be slim. resides at Corsica St Sta.Rosa Laguna. manager sales efficiency & quality. happily engaged.

Day 26 - Somewhere I've been to

Shangri-la Mactan Cebu

the best spa so far! CHI spa for only p7000! Ü

Shangri-la Mactan Island Cebu. Stayed here with my officemates and buhay donya kami. Enjoyed my stay here and I've been wanting to come back! I so loved their Chi Spa - 2.5 hours of pure relaxation!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Day 25 - What's in my bag?

kikay kit, umbrella, hand lotion, toothbrush kit, wipes, cologne,spray, fan, earphones, parker pen, mints, comb, wallet, scrunchy

Monday, November 29, 2010

Day 24 - A photo of something that means a lot to me

Having a happy home means a lot to me. I grew up in one and I want my future home to be the same. 
Happy home for me = harmonious. quality time. open communication. love. healthy. laughter. compromise. security. strong ties through good and bad times. 

Day 23 - 15 Facts about ME

1. On a non-work day, I can sleep for as long as 12 hours. 

2. I like Cecelia Ahern and Jane Green books.

3. Nag-iimbento ako ng lyrics ng kanta.

4. Isa akong operada.

5. I have my hair rebonded atleast 3x a year.

6. I'm allergic to onions.

7. Footspa and massages relax me big time.

8. I love mint chocolates.

9. Leader ako ng mga dance number nung grade school.

10. I have a bone spurt on my left knee.

11. When I was young, I wanted my boyfriend to have tennis as a sport.

12. After a break up, I thought of buying and having my own condo.

13. Signs that I'm soon to have my period: big appetite, irritable, craves for manggang hilaw.

14. Baby names I like as of this writing: Rafael, Pio, Chino, Amilia, Kareen and Elianna.

15. Pangarap ko ang maging isang happy housewife.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 22 - Letter

A Letter to the One Who Has Hurt Me...

This is NOT for my ex-boyfriend of seven months. I don't even want to call him an ex-boyfriend coz now I realize...that guy is just a mere distraction. A waste of my precious time. =D

This is for my "almost" boyfriend goalee. You know who he is. 


Hello...hindi na kita kukumustahin kasi tingin ko naman wala ka pa ding pinagbago. I have nothing much to say to you kasi nasabi ko naman halos lahat ng gusto kong sabihin sa'yo when we had that talk a few years ago. That talk was all I needed. It was my closure. You were gentleman enough to admit to your mistake, which is nagsinungaling ka nga sa'kin na kayo pa din pala nung girlfriend mo nung mga panahon na yun. Na kahit ilang beses kong tinanung, you always denied her. I should feel flattered kasi sinabi mo na ginawa mo lang yun kasi ayaw mong lumayo ako. But I'm not stupid. Siguro if I'm the type of girl na kayang makipagsabayan sa girlfriend mo that time, nakuha ko na gusto ko. To have you. But I'm not stupid...My feelings for you were so strong then! But I let you go.Tiniis and iniyakan kita. If you only knew kung gaano mo ako sinaktan. You were my first heartbreak, alam mo ba yun? 
Kung gaano mo ako pinasaya noon, ganun din yung binigay mong heartache. Sheesh. But atleast I got what I wanted during that talk...your sorry. And naramdaman ko naman yung sincerity mo that time.

Past is past. I'm truly happy now. 

I still want to thank you for coming into my life. For the good and fun times. Kahit loko ka, you still made me feel special. You were there for me when I needed someone. 

May natutunan din naman ako sa' hindi enough na mahal mo ang isang tao. Dapat yung trust and feeling of security nandun din.

Kung anuman yung pinagdaanan ko sa' made me stronger and wiser. 

I just wish you the best. And sana mahanap mo na din yung true love and happiness mo. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Day 21 - These make me HAPPY!

FLOWERS. even just by looking at them. lalu na kapag binibigyan ako! Ü

MASARAP NA FOOD. i love to eat. period.

MAX LOVE. coz he's the sweetest doggie!

TIBS, my love!

Day 20 - Meaning behind my blog name

Warmed By The Sun.

'Coz I'm happy when the sun is shining.
And in this blog, I write mostly happy thoughts...
or anything under the sun! Ü

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Day 19 - Another picture of myself

Bolinao Beach, April 2008.
Walang pakialamanan. Ü
Proud ako that I once had this body. Hehehe. 
And how I wish I could have it baaaaack!!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Two Words...I Do ♥

I came across this song of Lea Salonga which she sung during her wedding. 
Two Words...I Do.

Haaay....I so love it! It's perfect! 

I'm now thinking of having this as my bridal march.... 

Two Words...I Do ♥   (also link to music)

In a while, in a word,
Every moment now returns.
For a while, seen or heard,
How each memory softly burns.
Facing you who brings me new tomorrows,
I thank God for yesterdays,
How they led me to this very hour,
How they led me to this place...

Every touch, every smile,

You have given me in care.
Keep in heart, always I'll,
Now be treasuring everywhere.
And if life should come to just one question,
Do I hold this moment true?
No trace of sadness,
Always with gladness...
'I DO...'


Now a song that speaks of now and ever,

Beckons me to someone new,
Unexpected, unexplored, unseen,
Filled with promise coming through.
In a while, in a word,
You and I forever change,
Love so clear, never blurred,
Has me feeling wonderous, strange,
And if life should come to just one question,
Do I face each moment true?
No trace of sadness, always with gladness,
'I DO...'

Never with sadness...

Always with gladness...
'I... DO...'

Day 18 - Something I crave a lot!

COFFEE. kahit ganu kainit, basta magustuhan ko, I'll have one! 

ANYTHING CHOCOLATEY. be it ice cream, cake, candies and bars, drinks.


WATERMELON JUICE. Fit n Right will do. Hehehe.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Day 17 - A photo of me and my family

The Royal Family

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Day 16 - My Celebrity Crush

Ay sus....Kumustahin natin si Brad Pitt dito...Diba nakakapanghina lang? Such a teaser!!!
Crush ko siya eversince Meet Joe Black. Ang gwapo na niya, ang gwapo pa niyang umarte. 

Meet Joe Black
For me, he's really good looking and sexy! Kahit anung look bagay sa kanya. Sabi ko nga, payag akong mistress niya. And just one night. Just one night! Hehehe.

Day 15 - Something I don't leave the house without

1) Cellphone - feeling ko talaga paralisado ako pag hindi ko dala ang cellphone ko

2) Watch - nasanay na ko wearing a watch, it has been a part of my get-up

3) Comb - kailangan maganda palagi  Ü

Day 14 - A TV show I'm currently addicted to

It's gonna be Food Network's Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten and Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis. 

I'm not a cook. And I don't know how to cook. But I wanna learn!!! It's still one of my frustrations! Hindi naman pwedeng taga-kain lang ako palagi. Pero baka pwede din.... Ü

I love both of these shows because I wanna be like them someday...! Experts and Kumpletos recados. From appetizers, main course, desserts. They make cooking so simple, so stress-free! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Finally received the Sacrament of Confirmation yesterday at San Miguel Church in Malacanang. Kasama ko si Mom para siya na lang ang witness/ninang ko. Nakakatawa lang yung experience namin ni Inay... Ü 
We arrived around 2:10pm kasi medyo nagtanung-tanung pa kami bago natunton yung simbahan. Pagkadating namin dun, sinalubong kami ni manong guard. 

guard: Magpapakumpil po ba?
me: Opo, abot pa ho ba ako?
guard: Sige ma'am, pakifill up-an na lang po 'tong form tapos bayad kayo sa cashier.

So proceed ako sa isang table while filling out the form. Name, birth details, pangalan ng ninong/ninang etc. While filling out the form, may naririnig akong nagbabang sa table near the counter. Dineadma ko lang. Eh hindi tumitigil. Yun pala, yung matandang babaeng nasa counter tinatawag ako. Tama bang magbaba-bang sya sa table??? Pwede naman akong tawagin! So lapit ako kay Lola. 

lola: Magpapakumpil kaaaaaaa? 
me: Opo
lola: Anung oras na? Kanina pa nagsimula ang seminar! Late ka!
(ang lakas ng boses ni lola. automatic nagkatinginan kami ni inay na parang gustong magtaasan ng aming mga kilay. but since nasa simbahan kami at alagad ng simbahan si lola, nagtimpi kami ni inay...)
lola: Eh bilis bilisan mong magsulat! Akin na ang baptismal certificate mo at pahinging 630 pesos.

Syempre sa ganung tono at lakas ng boses na nakakabwisit, hindi na ko umimik. Ibinigay ko na yung form at payment. After the transaction with Lolang masungit, dali dali kaming pumasok ni Inay sa simbahan. Tamang tama lang naman pala yung dating namin kasi pasimula pa lang yung sakristan sa briefing/seminar. Yung mga kukumpilan nasa left side lahat, mga ninong/ninang nasa right side. From what I observed, lahat yata kami of the same age at nagpapakumpil dahil magpapakasal na. TSK TSK. Ü
So binigyan kami ng lessons nung sakristan about the 7 sacraments, 7 gifts etc etc. In the middle of the seminar, may umalingawngaw sa simbahan. Si Lolang masungit pumasok sa simbahan. 

lola: Nasaan si Ruth Ann?

Ampucha. Hinahanap ako? Kinabahan ako. Nagtaas ako ng kamay at tinawag nya ko.
Dinala ko si Lola sa isang corner para hindi marinig nung ibang tao.

lola: Hindi ka pwedeng kumpilan ngayon.
me: Huh? bakit po?
lola: Eh hindi ko napansin na nanay mo pala yung nilagay mong ninang dito! Hindi pupwedeng maging ninang o ninong ang isang magulang!

By that time, Inay's beside me na. Nakita nya may commotion eh. Hehehe.

me: Eh panu po yun? Pwede ho bang palitan na lang? Baka may pwede po akong gawing ninang sa kanila (referring to the on-lookers)

Tinawag ni Lola ang Sakristan na nagbibigay ng seminar.
lola: JOJO! Halika nga dito! Pano ito, gawan mo nga ng paraan yan! Pauuwiin ko na 'to eh. Ang nilagay na ninang pangalan ng nanay nya.

si Jojo ay natatawa lang and giving me the look na "pagpasensyahan mo na si Lola"

jojo: Ehdi hanap na lang tayo ng volunteer na magninang para matapos na. Sayang naman kung pauuwiin pa.
me: Oo nga po. Galing pa po kaming Laguna. 
lola: O eh humanap ka na ng volunteer nang mapalitan na 'tong nasa form.

Buti na lang yung mga nakikiusyoso sa amin, mababait. May isa dung babae na nagvolunteer.  "Ako na lang po". Thank God!!!! Ü

Nag-thank you ako sa kanya and I found out her name is Arlene Tamina. She was there to accompany her daughter, who's fiance is also receiving the sacrament of Confirmation. So nagka-instant ninang ako! 

After that, tinapos na din ng sakristan yung seminar and nagstart na ang sakramento ng kumpil. Ang dami din aberyang naganap sa ibang nagpakumpil. Mukhang normal yata yun! I found out right after na yung iba palang nagpakumpil dun, yung mga manong or photographer ang kinuhang ninong o ninang. So hindi pala ko nag-iisa. 

Atleast natapos na at ganap na kong CONFIRMED. Ü

Day 13 - My favorite musician and why

No doubt, it's the Canadian composer, producer, singer, arranger, songwriter - David Walter Foster!!!! ♥ 

He's my favorite simply because I loooooooooove most of the songs he composed. Mushy na kung mushy, senti na kung senti yung mga songs nya...I just love it. =D
When asked kung sinong celebrity or famous personality ang iinterviewhin ko given the chance, it's gonna be him! I would want to know where he gets his inspiration. Sabihin ko sa kanya how much I love his "The Best of Me" song. I will ask for his picture and autograph. I will ask him to write a song for me! =D I will request and beg and plead that he consider me as one of his friends para kasali na ko sa "David Foster and Friends"....!!!! Kaya nga when I found out early this year na magcoconcert sya dito, naku! Hindi ko talaga pinalagpas. Ang tagal ko kayang hinintay nung pag-visit nya dito. And it gives me sheer joy knowing that he's planning on holding another concert here in Manila by next year! Woohoooooh! =D

My Super Like David Foster Hits:
    • The Best of Me
    • Through the Fire
    • Will You Still Love Me
    • Glory of Love
    • Hard to Say I'm Sorry
    • You're the Inspiration
    • Runaway (The Corrs)
    • Miss You Like Crazy
    • After the Love Has Gone
    • And When She Danced
    • Love at Second Sight
    • Because You Loved Me
    • Grown-up Christmas List
    • The Prayer

Day 12 - A photograph of the town I live in

Santarosa, Laguna!!! ♥ 
To name a few of my town's famous places 

Don Bosco Parish Church

Paseo De Sta.Rosa

Enchanted Kingdom


note: wala na bang masboring na blog challenge kumpara dito?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day 11 - What's in my make-up bag

2 face powder. revlon and l'oreal eyeshadow. 1 concealer. 3 lipsticks. 1 lipgloss. 1 mascara. 1 liquid eyeliner. 1 powder blush. 2 ponytail. 2 hairpins. tweezers. nailcutter. razor. 2 neozep. Ü

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day 10 - A photo of your favorite place to eat

Hoooh! Ang hirap palang pumili ng favorite place to eat ko. Parang kapag tatanungin din ako kung anu ang favorite song ko...hindi ako makakasagot kasi madami! Don't let me choose only one kasi hindi ako makakapili. Ü I'm naming 6 of my favorites. Wherein guaranteed mag-eenjoy ako pag dito mo ako yayayain kumain. Ü

I love their stuffed pizza, baked ziti and lasagna!

I love their Premium Boneless Classic Pork Ribs with Java rice!

I love their crispy chicken paired with mojos!

I love their style...Filipino food with a twist. Love their Crispy Dinuguan and Crispy Pork Binagoongan!

This I frequent the most! Tapsibugan! Lapit lang 'to kila Artie kaya isa 'to sa super favorite ko. Sarap na, affordable pa! Ü Palagi kong order dito is either crispy liempo or crispy porkchop with red egg and kamatis.

For dessert, Stickhouse Gelato on a stick! Ü

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day 9 - A photo of the last item I purchased

It's a pleated chiffon dress which I will wear on our pre-nuptial pictorial. Hindi ko ipopost dito yung mismong dress na binili ko para may element of surprise naman. Hehehe. But basically, it has the same style. I bought it from Petit Monde, which got me thinking na ito pa lang yata yung first item na nabili ko sa boutique na yun. Ü

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Day 8 - A Song to Match My Mood

This song best fits me because I GOT WORK TO DO!!! =D
Even if I am on 3 weeks vacation, I'm still loaded!
Wedding preps, wedding preps, wedding preps!

But hearing this version of the song really relaxes me....hay sarap!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Day 7 - My Dream Wedding

Shucks. When I found out today's bloggie challenge, I can't help but think... "Huwhat???? Wedding? Not again...!" Ü Panu ba naman, for the past 12 months, itong wedding ko na ang nasa isip ko! Pati pala 'tong bloggie challenge hindi ako pagpapahingahin sa kakaisip about weddings. Hehehe. Very timely since my wedding is fast approaching! And as the day nears, I'm getting more and more excited. Ü To be honest, I think I'm close to having my dream wedding!
So how would I describe my dream wedding?
1) I want it to be a destination wedding - Tagaytay. Romantic! And parang ang saya lang na paplanuhin talaga ng mga guests yung pagpunta sa wedding ko.
2) Ceremony will be at Chapel on the Hill - I fell in love with this chapel! Nung nakavisit ako sa chapel na 'to before, sinabi ko sa sarili ko, dito lang ako dapat ikasal! Ü
3) Reception will be somewhere romantic ang ambiance. Full of flowers and mood lights!
4) Overflowing food and wine
5) String quartet to serenade us
6) Fireworks, bubble machine, butterflies
7) Only closest friends and relatives as our guests
8) Not the traditional wedding na may program and games. I would want my wedding to be really intimate wherein makakachika ko bawat guest na ininvite namin. Sort of a get together of friends. So during reception, it's basically dinner and light dancing. Ü

That is my dream wedding. And I can make it happen. Ü

Pero kung dream wedding na forever dream na will be this.

A wedding in Tuscany. Ü

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