Thursday, December 18, 2014


Its the holiday season once again.

One thing that excites me about the holidays is the preparation of gifts for my loved ones. Being a creative person, wrapping of gifts is a big deal to me. I've already blogged about this last year on how personal I go for my wrappings. It's not my habit of just buying wrappers and ribbons and boxes or ready made paper gift bags and put a ready made cards on my gifts. I want it done with a little extra effort and style. I think its more special no matter what kind of gift you have inside. So, this year's wrapping is all about purple and green. Simplified but still stylish I must say.

 Started to bring out all the stuffs to wrap.

 Something personal is always something special.

 I find joy in wrapping gifts. I always feel happy for the person Im giving them to.

My cards are always personal. This time I go for monogramming which I think also an 'in' thing now. 

 Some of the finish product.

Ready to be delivered. 

Happy Holidays! Like what's written on my merry! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014


I must admit that it was my first time last week to ride in a private plane. The smallest aircraft that I've tried long time ago were some small commercial planes with about 9 and 16 seating capacity. They're old and noisy and went on a low flying altitude. Last week, together with my boss and some executives ( we're 8 actually), we had a day trip to some of our project sites in Visayas - Ormoc, Antique and Tacloban on a private plane. This is how normally the VIP's and business tycoons travel to maximize their time.

Being a newbie on the group, I was excited checking everything about the aircraft - cockpit, seats, windows, lights, the feel of the landings and take offs, etc. I was a bit scary at the start because Im traumatic about turbulence but everything went well when we were on the air at twenty thousand feet altitude.

 The hangar where we boarded.

 Our chic private plane.

 My instagram post.

 The 8 seater interior of the plane.

 Some aerial shots.

 It was drizzling when we arrived in Tacloban from Ormoc. This is where we experienced a short but scary turbulence. It was raining and the sky was dark. It was an experience.

 We had our lunch in Ormoc's finest beach resort hotel.

Now Im dreaming of a helicopter ride next time. Lol.

Monday, November 10, 2014


The site. 

I must say that year 2014 has been very, very good to me. So many wonderful and unforgettable things happened that I really didnt expect - from career, personals, travels, achievements, financials, etc. Thank God blessings poured in.

Recently, I was able to purchased a property in the overlooking site of Antipolo not too far from where Im living right now. I instantly fell in love with the place the first time I saw it.  The view is breathtaking and relaxing. Its inside a decent, private executive village called Palos Verdes which is a lot far better from the other 'congested' villages around Antipolo. And the best part, the cost of the property is too hard to resist! Pretty low actually. The owner ( who owns a shoe business in Marikina) acquired the property during the early 80's. She bought two lots in that village for her two daughters but they decided to sell them for expansion of their business according to them. And another best part about the property, the address of the lot is 7! Lucky as what they say. Actually, there was another chinese buyer who was eyeing the lot but I was faster in closing the deal. Hehe.

Investing on property is the best and a wise move. It appreciates on value so it definitely secures your future and also the future of your loved ones as well as this will go to them eventually when you're gone.    

Well for now and with God's mercy, Im working of building my dream house and hopefully to move there next year.    

With the help of our legal dept in our company, transferring the title to my name was quite fast and easy. 

Monday, November 3, 2014


I just noticed that I have not been blogging for quite some time now and I realized the reason why - Instagram. I enjoy it so much that in just a span of 5 months, I didnt notice that I have already posted thousands and thousand of pictures. And I suddenly forgot to blog. You see, aside from the fact that Instagram is so popular nowadays and made even more popular because of the words -  selfies, groupies, ootd, food pics, travel pics, hashtags, throwback thursdays, flashbacks, instadaily, instafood, and all kinds of insta word, Instagram is an instant journal compared to blogging. It is obviously more accessible and faster to do if you need to post something. With just a click on your mobile phone and an internet access and presto!,  you're done. Whereas in blogging, you need to work on your laptop or pc and requires lots of fixing, collating and downloading of photos for a single post. But there are other reasons blogging is better than Instagram I must say. Blogging is more serious in sense of narration of whatever subject you are posting. It is more detailed.

So should I stop blogging? I am not sure for now. Hehe.  In the meantime, let me take a selfie first.

Below are just some of my Instagram posts. Like it please.

Monday, September 22, 2014


Better late than never. More than two weeks ago, I was invited for a mooncake festival dice game being organized annually by my friend, Christina Cobankiat, together with some co-workers and business partners. More than the fun game, this also brings us together for a simple reunion.

This year's dice game was held in Xin Tian Di in Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila where we also had a good Chinese dinner before the game. We all had fun that night and I was among the luckiest who brought home some major prizes.

Some of my winning combinations.

The happy group.

With the lovely organizers.

Dinner first.

Some of the exciting prizes.

Lucky throw.

Some of the major winners.

Some of my prizes.

Chinese cuisines for dinner. 

Happy mooncake festival to all! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014


A part of my weekend is usually spend with my two labs - Cola (the black) and Zee (the white) . I dont get to see them everyday so a little bonding time with them every weekend is important. I treat them like a family member not only because they are pets, they also add life to the usual 'boring atmosphere' of the house especially now that we allow them to enter and roam around inside the house because the pet cats of my daughter are all gone (They just went missing one day and didnt come back, probably found another master who feed them better food. Haha).

Monday, September 1, 2014


Last weekend was a gastronomical feast because of my partner's birthday celebration. First, I hosted a surprise dinner treat for him at Tiyo's restaurant in Marikina last Saturday together with some of our close friends in badminton. It was an exciting night because all of the invited friends were all present and also it was all our first time to try the food at Tiyo's - one of the highly rated resto in Marikina. I had to make a reservation 2 days in advance to make sure they will serve us well. I ordered mostly all the best sellers and recommendations of the house and everyone's seemed to be happy.

 Group shot.

 These 2 are my most favorite in all we've tried - the beef ribs and the rolletas.

 The indoor and outdoor dining area of Tiyo's.

 Gian with Justin and JC.

 Gian with Chad, Emman and Anton.

 Gian with Mannix and Needle.

 Gian and myself.

The following day which is a Sunday and Gian's actual birthday, he treated me and Regina for a lunch in Vikings in Marikina. This has been Gian's favorite resto I think because he's been dining here many times in the past already. He's a buffet lover by the way. This buffet restaurants has a huge selections of food (it can beat some hotel's buffet actually) at a very reasonable price that's why its so popular.

Vikings offers a free dining to all birthday celebrants so he had to pay only for me and Regina. Lucky. This restaurant is always full especially on a weekend so reservation is highly recommended to avoid waiting.

 Photo op.

 Photo op.

 Interior of the restaurant.

 Birthday cake.
 Some of our favorites.

I bumped into a long lost badminton friend that day, Jonteng, who's also dining with his family.

So again to my lucky charm, happy birthday! May all your wishes come true.