Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cebu Fun

23November - 12:30pm flight to Cebu via Zestair; with hubby, Ate Itess, Gia, Gabby, Tita Miling and Mommy. Original plan is kami lang ni Artie, nainggit ang iba at sumama. Ü Airfare is around p3100 with baggage allowance to and fro. Arrival time 1:30pm.
welcome to CEBU!!!
It was supposedly a surprise visit to Diche and the rest of the bunch. Kaya lang, sa sobrang excitement ng ibang kasama ko, may mga nakapagsqueal na ng details! Ü Ang remaining suprise na lang is...ang alam nila, kaming 2 lang ni Artie ang dadating. Imagine the look on their faces when they saw US arrive. Hehehe. 
Day 1 spent having lunch at Diche's house. She prepared hainanese chicken, home-made siomai and beef curry. Super sarap and super busog. They also have durian from Davao. First time for me try it...and hindi kami jive! Ü During night, naggrocery sa Robinson's supermarket to buy some goods to last us for a week. We also booked 2 rooms at Travelbee Pension House. One deluxe (p800 per night) and one family suite (p1500 per night). Not bad! Plakda kami after diner ni Artie sa pagod and antok while the rest were playing Pinoy Henyo at the other room. Hehehe.
24November - morning: hubby and I woke up early to do some walking while looking for a place to have breakfast. Yun nga lang, naligaw and napadpad kami kung saan and ended up eating at Jollibee! Kahit saan okay with me, basta may coffee! Ü After breakfast, going back to the hotel, we passed by Bittersweet Pastry Shop and decided to have dessert!
red velvet cupcake and chocolate marble brownie

lunch: back at Diche's house to feast on fried & crispy pork strips, tinola and some chicharon. hindi ko na inisip ang ige-gain ko na pounds! bakit ba, eh sa nakabakasyon ako eh! Ü 
after lunch, we were off to visit Cebu Cathedral, Basilica Del Sto.Nino and Magellan's cross. side trip also at Ayala Center.
praying for more blessings!
then dinner at Yayoy's Grill and resto bar. busog ulit. baked scallops, bulalo soup, sizzling bulalo, chicken, veggies, tuna belly, san mig light.

25November - off to Bantayan Island!!!
left the hotel at 5am with hubby, kim, ian and his officemates. we took a quick jeepney ride going to the north terminal. from the terminal, a 2.5-hour bus ride going to Port of Hagnaya. Bus fare is p150 each. upon reaching the port, boat ride naman papuntang Bantayan. 1 hour boat ride at p170 each. 
nakarating na kami ng Bantayan around lunch time. i think masmabilis yung travel kung walang mga combo and parada sa highway and kung aalis agad yung mga boat. Ü
what can i say but i immediately fell in love with the beauty and serenity of's like Boracay less the daming tao, less the restaurant and bar strips. 
we checked-in at Yooneek Beach Resort. it's a beachfront resort kaya dito kami nagstay. we only paid p1500 per night, nakapag haggle from p2100. imagine 600 off? 
"ate, how much yung room?" 
2100 lang po. 
"wala na bang ibababa yan?" 
o sige po, 1500 na lang. 

Aba! eh madali naman palang kausap ang mga taga-Bantayan. hahaha!
Yooneek Beach Resort
we had late lunch, starved super. ordered from the resort sinigang na baboy, chicken and pork adobo and ice cold Coke. after eating, took a nap in our room dahil sa pagod sa byahe. since tulog pa si hubby ng mga 430pm, mag-isa akong nagbeach. i wore my two-piece and i didn't care kung bulgy ang tummy ko. halos foreigners naman yung tao and konti lang sila kaya gutsy ako. hehehe. after magtampisaw, nag-emo sa lounge chair. it was the relaxation i needed!!!

26November - original plan is for us to just stay overnight but since super enjoy kami, we decided to extend for another night. for lunch, namalengke kami ni hubby. naubusan kami ng seafoods sa mini market near the resort kaya nagpunta pa kami sa main market sa may bayan. nagtricycle going there and medyo malayo sya ha.
us and manong driver

we bought shrimps, pork liempo, puso (cebu's famous binalot na kanin), chicken itlugan  and ripe mangoes. if i remember correctly, less than 500 pesos lang yung lunch namin. pinaluto na lang namin sa resort ala ihaw-ihaw.
for the rest of the day, swimming galore lang. nagpa-full body massage din ako sa room while the boys were swimming. hay....ansarap! Ü

27November - goodbye Bantayan, goodbye Cebu! =(
left the resort at 5am to catch the first boat trip back to Cebu city. arrived at the hotel around 10am. nagbaba lang kami ng gamit tapos direcho agad sa Tabo-an market to buy pasalubong na danggit and pusit. we were warned by Diche na super amoy tuyo dun. tipong kakapit sa damit mo yung amoy...and she was right. ang bahu nga...! binilisan na lang namin yung pamimili para makaalis na. i bought danggit, dried pusit, isdang lapad, dried mangoes, some biscuits, chicharon and otap. it just cost me around 1500 pesos for the pasalubong and madami na yung binili ko! Ü
Tabo-an Market
since 6:10pm pa flight namin back to Manila, naglunch muna kami ng mga pamangkins sa Jollibee (since this is the nearest from the hotel). bonding and kulitan. Ü
silang makukulit
by 6pm, long and teary goodbyes na... =(  
can't wait to go back. bitin yung 5 days to explore Cebu!
at babalikan ko pa ang Crown Regency Hotel for their famous Skywalk and Edge Coaster!!! See you again next summer! Wohoooh!!! Ü

Hey Daydreamer!

Cute song by Somedaydream. This was released in April pa. Naalala ko lang now kasi ginamit na sya ng Cornetto as a commercial jingle.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Friday, October 7, 2011

Day 15 - a song that describes you

Here Comes the Sun by Hit the Boom

One of the traits I have, and which others also noticed, is that I have a positive outlook in life. Ü
And I think this song fits me perfectly!!! ♥ Love the beat, love the message!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Day 14 - a song that no one would expect you to love

21 Guns by Green Day

Errrr....I'm not a fan of punk rock bands but I like this song and I DON'T KNOW WHY!!! =P

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Artie!

  1. I love you because you never fail to make me smile.
  2. I love you because you have nice, clean and sexy feet.
  3. I love you kasi kahit na asawa mo na ako, binobosohan mo pa din ako!
  4. I love you kasi ang sarap sarap mong i-hug sabay gigil!
  5. I love you because you serenade me with beautiful songs! Kahit minsan out of tune, maganda pa din.
  6. I love you because you oh so hate personalized items.
  7. I love you kasi kahit na template ang tinetext mo sa'kin, nagtetext ka pa din kahit papano.
  8. I love you kasi ikaw ang pinaka-abnoy na nakilala ko.
  9. I love you kasi puro pangmayaman lang ang niluluto mo.
  10. I love you because you always make the most scrumptious pasta!
  11. I love you because you never get tired of giving me flowers!
  12. I love you because you always keep up with my moods.
  13. I love you because you kiss me so sweetly!
  14. I love you kasi love mo si doggie Max!
  15. I love you because you introduced "century egg" to me.
  16. I love the way you hold my hand.
  17. I love you kasi kahit anung galit and sungit mo, makita mo lang ako, napapawi na ang lahat!!!
  18. I love you because you chose me of all girls!
  19. I love you because you understand me.
  20. I love you because you gave me THE tulip.
  21. I love you because you gave me a beautiful swirl engagement ring.
  22. I love you kasi ikaw ang pinakamasungit na nakilala ko.
  23. I love you because you gave me your old boxer shorts and oversized tees for my pambahay.
  24. I love you because my friends enjoy your company.
  25. I love you because you are who you are.
  26. I love you because I feel how much you love your pamangkins.
  27. I love you because you are the sweetest.
  28. I love you because we are soulmates!
  29. I love you because you are the funniest.
  30. I love you because we share the same dreams together.
  31. I love you because you chose to stay. For good!
  32. I love you because you always give me money whenever I'm short!!!
  33. I love you because with you I feel safe.
  34. I love you kasi loyal ka sa'kin…di ba?
  35. I love you because you don't smoke.
  36. I love you kasi alam mo na ang ibig sabihin pag nagtext ako ng "?".
  37. I love you kasi sinasamahan mo akong manuod ng Tagalog movies after much convincing.
  38. I love you kasi perfect ang poached eggs mo.
  39. I love you because you look handsome in collared shirts.
  40. I love you kasi ang sarap mong i-kiss!
  41. I love you because I know you will be a good father to our little ones.
  42. I love you because you are a good provider.
  43. I love you because you are my inspiration.
  44. I love you because when you're not around, I miss you big time.
  45. I love you because you write funny blogs.
  46. I love you because you are God-fearing.
  47. I love you because you love to read books.
  48. I love you because you always take good care of me.
  49. I love you kasi ang dali mong yayain kumain sa Tapsibugan and Chicboy.
  50. I love you because you love my family.
  51. I love you because when I'm away, you miss me.
  52. I love you because you remember almost everything about me.
  53. I love you because you are my bestfriend!
  54. I love you because you've proven that you are truly worth the wait.
  55. I love you because you are my granted wish.
  56. I love you because my first ever slow dance is with you…on our wedding day!
  57. I love you kasi kahit arnibal na sa tamis ang timpla kong coffee, nakiki-sip ka pa din.
  58. I love you because you call me Babygirl.
  59. I love you because you're my sympathetic ear.
  60. I love you because you are my shoulder to cry on.
  61. I love you because you are gwapo.
  62. I love you because we both love to watch movies.
  63. I love you kasi ang cute mong magselos.
  64. I love you because you are a good trainor.
  65. I love you because you know how to repair and fix items in the house.
  66. I love you because you never run out of corny, green and silly jokes.
  67. I love you kasi ang sarap mong manlambing.
  68. I love you because I can be myself when I'm with you.
  69. I love you because we can talk about everything. Or just nothing.
  70. I love you because you always know just how to spoil me.
  71. I love you because there are amazing experiences that I've shared with you and only you.
  72. I love you because you've given me sweet gifts!
  73. I love you because you are cute and adorable.
  74. I love you because you always seem to read my mind.
  75. I love you for sharing your life with me.
  76. I love you for listening to me when I need to rant.
  77. I love you for assuring me that everything's gonna be fine.
  78. I love you for the little things you do.
  79. I love you for being true to your words.
  80. I love you because you welcomed me to the family.
  81. I love you because you keep me sane.
  82. I love you because you taught me the meaning of compromise.
  83. I love you because you make me feel proud of being yours.
  84. I love you because even if you're busy, you still make time for me.
  85. I love you because I'm at my happiest when I'm with you.
  86. I love you because you give me goodmorning and goodnight kisses.
  87. I love you because you've seen me at my worst and yet you still love me.
  88. I love you because you replied to my MULTIPLY message in May 2008.
  89. I love you because when we're out, you never let me carry other things aside from my bag.
  90. I love you because I love sharing crazy times with you.
  91. I love you because you cooked a 5-course meal for me
  92. I love you because we both love to eat!
  93. I love you because you're a flirt!
  94. I love your wit and wisdom.
  95. I love you because we will grow old together.
  96. I love you because we will travel the world.
  97. I love you because you make me understand myself better.
  98. I love you because you bring out the abnoy in me!
  99. I love you because you're a great bolero!
  100. I love the adventurer in you.
  101. I love you because I’m sure that you find this the sweetest and the best gift ever!!!! 
Happy Happy Birthday with much love!!!

As one of his gifts, I surprised hubby with a scrapbook entitled "101 Reasons Why Ann Loves Artie So Much". For a first timer, it was a success! Artie loved it so much. He was crying while going through the list!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 13 - a song that is a guilty pleasure

All About Him by Auburn

This is a guilty pleasure song for me kasi feeling ko it's so highschool-ish...pero nagustuhan ko siya! Ü I so like the beat that I even had this as a ringtone. But everytime someone calls me and this song plays...ay! mega grab ko agad ang cellphone and ipe-press ko agad ang answer button para di na marinig ng iba. Hehehe. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

DLSU Animo Squad

I think this is their best performance ever! Polished moves and so full of stunts!
They could have won as champions! Okay na din kahit 1st place. Woot wooooot!!!! 
At times like this, nanunumbalik ang aking Animo spirit. Hehehe. 
Video of DLSU Cheer Dance

Day 12 - a song from a band you hate

Callalily's Magbalik.
(at yun pala ang title nun)
Wala lang talagang dating sa'kin ang mga songs nila. Period.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Day 11 - a song from your favorite band

All This Time by Side A

A few days back, I heard the song "So Many Questions" by Side A. Ngayon ko na lang ulit sya narinig and gandang ganda pa din ako sa song. I then realized that Side A is indeed one of my most favorite! I'm still hoping and wishing that they will have a reunion concert tapos they will play all their hits! Ü
This song I uberly like. Ü

Friday, September 9, 2011

Day 10 - a song that makes you fall asleep

WHISPERING WAVES - version by The Company
I like this version better than the original of Donna Summer. I think it's more relaxing, more dreamy. Ü

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 09 - a song that you can dance to

Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around

Day 08 - a song that you know all the words to

On Bended Knee by Boyz II Men

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 07 - a song that reminds you of a certain event

Marry Me by Train ♥

This song will forever be special to me and Artie. It takes me back to our wedding day and our first dance as husband and wife. ♥ Fleeting moment!!!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 06 - a song that reminds you of somewhere

You're In Love by Wilson Phillips

I remember grade school summer spent with Achie, Ate, Avee, Baby and the rest of the bunch.

Basketball leagues, cheering squad, victory party, bleachers moments in Ayala Alabang. Hehehe.
Life was so simple then!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 05 - a song that reminds you of someone

Fly Away by Jaze

I remember that year filled with Aileen and Donna moments together with Honhon, Mahal and Bossing!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Day 4 - a song that makes you sad

Give a Little More This Time by Sergio Mendes

Whenever I hear this song, my mood shifts automatically to "emo" mode...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 3 - a song that makes you happy

DOC by Earl Klugh
This song first came to mind. I remember my happy childhood spent with my lolo and lola in Nueva Ecija....Hay...How I miss them both!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 02 - your least favorite song

My least favorite song. This is easy!!!
Walang Natira by Gloc-9 and Sheng Belmonte.
It really irritates me. Not only this song but any tagalog song na may rap tapus sisingitan ng female vocal. Makabayan kung sa makabayan yung message but I think they can do away with female vocals/rappers. Hehehe.

Red Juice

When I visited my OB on 21August, I found out that my current weight is 125 lbs. Shoot!!! It's my heaviest ever! I'm usually at 105-110 lbs lang eh. And it usually shows when my tummy's getting bigger and bigger. Thinking about it, that I am considered overweight for my height, medyo alarming noh? To think na hindi pa ko pregnant!  So back to diet mode na ko. Healthy Diet. Less rice during dinner, kung kayang magcrackers, crackers na lang! Some exercise also. Hmmmm...Walking walking? Takbo takbo? Saan?
I also plan to buy this Red Juice I see in advertisements. I am enticed to buy! It's "a blend of fruit juices and herbal extracts designed to help balance and harmonize the body..." Amen to that. Kahit hindi ako religiously kumakain ng fruits and veggies, okay na basta may Red Juice!  Yun lang, it's quite pricey. It's P1800 per 2L bottle and should be taken for 7 days lang. I guess I have to include it in my budget na! Even if it's pricey, if I will get the healthy benefits naman, hu-why not???  Go, go, go!!!! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 01 - your favorite song

I Will Take You Forever by Christopher Cross
It's so hard to choose what my favorite song is kasi marami talaga sila. But this is one song na super love love love ko! This version only! Ü When I heard it LIVE for the first time during Christopher Cross' concert in Araneta, I was almost into tears! Kahit na paulit-ulitin ko siyang pakinggan, di ako magsasawa. ♥

30 Day Song Challenge

I'm kinda excited to start this 30 Day Song Challenge! Since I heart music, this should be easy. Sana lang makumpleto ko at hindi ako tamarin. Ü

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sweets for my sweet!

Dahil alam ko na ang aking mahal na asawa ay pagod galing work, while waiting for him to come home, I decided to surprise him with Ferrero chocolates with I ♥ U cut-outs! Ü Ewan ko ba what hit me, na-inspire lang ako bigla. Ü

He was surprised naman and he said I love you back as soon as he saw it. Hehehe.
Naalis naman daw yung pagod niya. Mission accomplished!!!!

After eating the Ferreros, he posted the cut-outs on the wall, on his side of the bed. Ü

Ako naman ang na-surprise!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

31st Birthday!

I celebrated my 31st birthday last February 25 and I sure had a blast! I think this is the best ever!! Yet. Ü Kahit hindi dineclare ni Noynoy na holiday ang birthday ko, kung kailan pa 25th anniversary ng EDSA(!!?), super happy ko pa din!

What made this special day extra special:

1st - My SEQ colleagues surprised me with a super colorful birthday banner na hindi ko maisisikretong birthday ko ng araw na yun! Kitang kita sa buong 9F na parang may fiesta or pahiyas or whatever. Funny din kasi pati mga runners and messengers ginreet tuloy ako! Ü 

discreet birthday banner. hehehe!

2nd - Krispy Kreme Donuts as my birthday cake plus brewed coffee! Haaay...happiness talaga! 
talk about yummy.

3rd - sugar overload! friends gave me mini-cakes of different kinds! 

4th - heartfelt greetings, thoughts and wishes received from friends and relatives. 
5th - birthday blogs from my dear sister Angel and my one & only love Artie! ♥ feeling ko ang perfect ko eh! Ü
6th - compliments received dahil hindi pa daw ako mukhang 31! wohoooh! 
7th - nasa kalendaryo pa ang edad ko. next year temperature reading na daw! Ü
8th - my dear lovey hubby surprised me with a HUGE bouquet of assorted flowers!!! he knows how much i love flowers but i didn't expect that he would give me a bouquet that huge!!! Ü
hubby at the office lobby ♥
9th - sumptuous dinner at Holy Cow with hubby
bacon wrapped filet mignon steak. 
10th - hubby's gift which i truly looooooooooooved! a red longchamp le pliage! ♥ exactly the one i was planning to buy! 

Last - for having been blessed with great and loving friends, relatives and husband; having been blessed with good graces from the Lord; for having peace of mind; for being happy and contented; for a bright future ahead! 

happy at 31!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

status: married

it's barely a month but i'm loving it! ♥ 
i look forward to every day spent with my hubby! the everyday dates, kisses, cuddles, hugs, sweet nothings and a whole lot more!

first week after the wedding was still busy. dahil may bago ng occupant ang room ni artie, that was the first on our list!

  • naglipat ako ng stuff from santarosa to mandaluyong. mostly shoes and office clothes. and even upto now, i'm not done with paghahakot! Ü 
  • hubby and i bought a new queen-sized bed. kahit anung pagsisirko gawin namin, malaki pa ang space! =D
  • i have a new big pink cabinet. big enough for all my stuff and soon-to-be stuff! i plan to get rid of old clothes and do a shopping spreeeeeeee!!!! 

sabay kami going to work and kung masasabayan ko din sya pag-uwi, i wait for him. Ü
sometimes we eat out. or punta muna somewhere before going home. 

one thing i've noticed is that kain ako ng kain! 
si mommy thelma palagi ako pinagbabaon ng breakfast sa office. kahit na ilang beses kong sabihin na coffee lang talaga ako sa umaga, pinagbabaon pa din ako. hehehe. and this i find so sweet! Ü ang hirap din magcontrol ng cravings! in my new home, when i crave for something...pwede talagang masunud!
mr and mrs!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wedding Bells!

I'm getting married in two days!!! How time flies....I can still remember getting engaged on April 21,2009 only 9 months after Artie and I went steady. Hehehe. Masyado yatang tinamaan sa akin, binakuran na ako at nagsiguro na. I feel so lucky that someone wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. That someone has accepted the real me. Be it good or bad. And I am lucky and uberly happy that God has answered my prayer in my search for a lifetime partner. 
For the past week, friends have asked me kung ano daw ang feeling ng ikakasal. I always say "kinakabahan, excited, stressed...mixed emotions!" And upto now ganun pa din ang nafifeel ko. 
Kinakabahan kasi hangga't hindi natatapos ang ceremony and reception, hindi ako mapapakali. Ü Syempre gusto ko maging smooth flowing ang lahat. Or worry freak lang talaga ako? 
Excited kasi ang tagal naming hinintay ni Artie 'to. I'm excited to see all our dear friends and relatives on our special day. Excited to hear the orchestra play our songs. Excited to see the flowers! Excited to see Artie in his barong. Excited to spend day 1 as his wife. Excited to be officially a member of the Delos Santos clan.
Stressed. Akala ko makakaligtas ako sa sinasabi nilang nakakastress magplan ng wedding. I never felt stressed until a month before the wedding. Ang mga suppliers nabuhay at nangulit lahat! Ü Buti na lang, lahat sila cooperative and madaling kausap. I just hope tuluy tuloy ang ganitong harmonious relationship nila sa isa't isa hanggang sa matapos ang wedding. Hehehe. 
Mixed emotions. Happy that I will be facing a new chapter in my life, as a wife and a future Mom??? In God's time, magkakaroon din kami ng Little Ann and Little Artie. Ü. Sad knowing that I have to leave my family here in Santarosa. Super mamimiss ko si Mom, Dad, bunsoy, Ate and Maxmax.... =(  Kailangan ko pa mag-empake ng buong husay! 
And I need to get that pampering by tomorrow!
Good sleep. Beauty rest.

I think all is set na! 
I'm ready to be Mrs. Paul Delos Santos!

Wedding Expo we attended in Megamall on 01Aug

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My Bridal Shower

Thanks to sister dear for making this happen. Mahirap akong i-surprise kaya I know that I'll be having a shower on the 8th. But I still was surprised as to the venue and the girlfriends who came! Achie, Avee, Tina, Beegee, Mela, Rozie, Carla and Whella. ♥ Just the thought of them attending the shower means so so much na! I know they are busy too!
with the happy and lovely bunch! 
The Party -  If only I wasn't paos, I would have sung birit songs. Hehehe. Loved the idea of having the shower party at RedBox Greenbelt. Us feasted on their sumptuous buffet. While others sang, I had some chitchat with the girls. I miss bonding time with these girls especially my highschool barkada Whella and Carla! I really do hope we can meet up again and just make kwentuhan. 
missed these two so much! bitin ang kwentuhan.
The Gifts - ay samu't sari. from kinky and naughty, to practical and useful. Hehehe!
his and hers towel


a girl's bestfriend. PH care. hehehe.

kinky nice!
The Notes - since I'm one sentimental person, this part I love! Ate, the dear hostess, requested the girls to write their messages/advice/tips for me. These notes I will read a night before my wedding pa. Ate will put it in a nice jar daw muna. Ooooh...I'm excited to get hold of this jar! ♥

wanna read na!
Fun and lovely party! Thank you to my fwends who came! And Ate for making this possible! You're the best! Mwah mwah!
thank you for coming!

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