Monday, November 13, 2017

Week 45 of 2017

                 I am so thrilled this week because we are currently experiencing a very long weekend. The ASEAN Summit is being held in Manila so classes and work, both government and private are all suspended from November 13, 14 & 15. Five days of rest including Saturday and Sunday is just awesome. Heavy traffic is advised since a lane for the delegates of ASEAN were created, so instead of spending hours at the traffic, why can't I just stay home and enjoy five days of no work.

                  I am about to do some important chores in the house like washing our clothes and dusting, so while I am still conditioning myself, a blog post won't be so hard. I am checking the gifts I recently received from my friends who traveled. Here it is;

Rosary. My friend who traveled to Portugal went home with a scented rosary direct from Fatima.

Pouch. A cute floral Estee Lauder pouch is a gift from a friend who now lives in Canada.

Cath Kidston. I was too lucky to be using a new wallet since I am yet to buy some serious looking                              one. Something that matches my age.

Scarf. I'm lovin' the print and colors of the scarf. Butterflies, flowers and ribbons.

Lippie. I like the color of this moisture lippie.

          I am also tending the garden when I noticed one of a small tree already bearing fruits and lots of reddish flowers.

Kamias Tree.

            A tropical tree which produces sour tasting fruits can be a great addition to our local sour soups such as Sinigang, can also be sweetened and preserved but I most like this as a dip along with fish sauce or salt paired with rice and anything fried. I'm excited to harvest the first fruit of our young Kamias tree.


                  I have some shots too at my celphone during my recent trip to the City of Pines that I'd like to share.

Shoefie. I always like taking photo of my feet (though it's not pretty) whenever I see a beautiful                         flower.

Pink Flowers. I don't know what it is called but it's definitely lovely but sadly I doubt if it will survive lowland.

Selfie. Leave me alone for a moment and I swear, I'll have a selfie.

 View.  A lovely view from the upland takes away a week's worth of stress. Cool and clean breeze                  dumping on my face. Luh!

             Anne Curtis destination wedding at the beautiful, scenic New Zealand has taken a lot of my time too. An intimate, fun and relaxed wedding at a very beautiful place. No big cakes, beautiful wedding gown, but was so fun and full of love. New Zealand is now included in the bucketlist, thanks to Anne and Erwan and best wishes to them too.

             To my fellow Pinoys from Bulacan, Pampanga and the NCR, let's enjoy one more day vacationing! xxx

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Blue Knit Top + Floral Pants

                I've recently been getting addicted to wide pants, I already bought a few that I've been wearing too frequently. They were in fact competing with my dresses when it comes to comfort. As I said before as you grow older, you would opt to wear clothes that are loose and comfortable, and also to hide some bulges here and there. lol. 

                 The latest addition to my culottes is the floral one I'm wearing paired with a sleeveless knit top and red flats. I am not much into expensive clothes because my reasoning is that we, women like to have a lot, so in buying less expensive things, I can frequently buy many sets of clothes and dresses and shoes. This pair are only brand less items from LandMark. The shoes are locally made I bought online from Marikina. But it looked good, don't they and I'm lovin' it. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

San Rafael River Adventure

            We found a beautiful paradise in our province, San Rafael River Adventure. I came here with my colleagues and we pretty much enjoyed a lovely day not too far from our home in a quiet, relaxing haven.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Weekend at Home

               So many things to do, so little time. Did the laundry, cleaned the house, cooked the meals, did a few things in our yard and ate my favorite Ube Tart from Rosalie's Tagaytay. That made up my Saturday and now the day after it, is for church and groceries. I wanna make a little blog post before cooking lunch, we plan to leave early to watch a Filipino movie, Seven Sundays.

                I wanna share how I spent my Sunday taking photos of my beautiful surroundings. Little by little and with some help, I hope I can transform my own home to a beautiful haven.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fave TV Series

               Since my teens, I have been hooked up to some TV series. I'm like an obsessed fan always waiting for the next episode. Am I the only one? Maybe I am such a weirdo? Ehmm probably but you know being obsessive with movies, hobbies, books and TV shows, including my gardening I guess is very therapeutic because I can't remember being depressed except only of course when I am facing real problems that requires life and death decisions. Trust me, getting your mind into something helps a lot.

So lezz go to my list. Let's start with my teenage years. Ooops, don't count my age!

Beverly Hills 90210

             I've been in love with the idea of rich beautiful popular "barkada" high school kids. I have only missed a few episodes of this show. I buy notebooks, posters, cassette tapes and magazines which have them on cover. I am like dreaming I am like them in real life. Lol. My favorite character is Kelly Taylor, although I love all of the original cast. I can vividly remember it being shown every Friday night on our local channel and me being so excited, I would eat early so in time for its intro, I could concentrate watching.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Colorful Coleus

             Sunday is almost ending. And I'm stock at home. No mall or grocery for us today. Don't get me wrong, I am born a home buddy, maybe because I'm a hobbyist, I will never run out of things to do, to fill up my day. Be it the artsy things, gardening and reading (I've got three unread novels on the shelf) but of course before doing these things there's the laundry basket to kill my hours.

             So, what is so colorful then? Well, say hello to my Coleus! 

              A typhoon passed by our region and it brought a whole day of rain. The following day I noticed them so lively and lovely. They've grown about an inch or two too. It definitely brings color to my garden. I've got like five varieties as of now. I hope to add more of this vibrant beauties to my not-so-little garden.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Secret to a Fruitful Papaya Tree

                Papaya is an easy to grow tree here in the Philippines. It needs minimal care. Mostly, you will just see it at the side of the streets growing on their own, but has one or two fruits only. Currently, I have four Papaya trees inside my yard. We call the fruit bearing "female" and the one that just flowers through out its lifetime a "male". So, I've got two females and two males planted close together. I did not actually plant these trees, one pair just grew from the plant my mom gave me and I transplanted it to a larger space where it can grow bigger, and the other was planted by our native birds I assume, lol. It just grew there, so I suppose it came from the birds which live inside our yard.

Red Lady Papaya, I suppose!

           I am surprise myself that every flower bud the female tree produces developed into a fruit, look how plenty each female tree bears.