Sunday, November 15, 2009

Million Hectare Walk

Am looking forward to this event. I haven't registered but it's something worthwhile.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Ugoy ng Duyan

We live in a condo but we still managed to put up a duyan (wooden hammock) when Bujoi and Joie were babies. Shown in photo is a hand-me-down duyan from Bujoi to Joie. But as you see, even as Bujoi has outgrown the hammock, he still would want to stay in the hammock with his brother.

Materials used: Studio Azul May 2009 Kit, Radiant Rain Mist, Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks

Friday, November 6, 2009

Rare Moments

Here is a favorite layout documenting Papa's birthday celebration at 8 waves water park last year. It is very rare that we go out on his birthday to celebrate and so this is one rare family moment.

Materials used in this layout are leftovers from the kit from the Scrap Your Stress Away sponsored by Studio Azul. Sketch is from Inspired Blue Prints.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Business is not usual

I thought running a business is simple and easy. We just need to hire someone to man the store and that's it. But I was wrong. Every night after coming home from work and putting the kids to bed, I have to check the sales and update the inventory. I also have to check email and send out quotations.

Sales are growing. Almost two months in operation and our customer base is growing. Aside from our regular customers within the neighborhood, there are those who just pass by the store and buy half or whole cavan of rice.

We also receive good feedbacks from our customers about the quality of rice that we sell. We hope that more and more will get to learn about our rice varieties so that more and more farmers can benefit from this business.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CE Month Celebration

September is Christian Education month celebration in our church. Our theme for this year is a future with HOPE. Honesty, Opportunity, Peace and Equality.

We were introduced to tie dying technique in one of the Sundays during this month long celebration. The kids were asked to bring white shirts.

Using rubber bands, the shirts were tied whatever way you want that will become the design of the shirt.

Then the shirts were dipped in a hot water with purple dye. After few seconds, the shirts were rinsed in a clean, cold water. Joie was not joining when the shirts were tied. He was busy playing with his balloon but then got curious when Teacher Roselle started "cooking" the shirts. Only then he was convinced to tie his own shirt so that he can have it cooked.

Now, the purple shirt is one of the boys' favorite shirts.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I wonder what's in my boys dreams. Sometimes I can see them laugh, cry or even fight over toy on their dreams. Do they also dream about the puppy they've been wanting so much? My boys always tell me they want a puppy. I just cannot give in to that because I am so scared of dogs. Not that I had a bad experience with dogs, but I am just scared of dogs and I am also scared for my kids.

Materials used: Studio Azul May 2009 Kit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Mini for Rylie

This mini album has been long overdue. Finally, after one sleepless night.


Friday, October 2, 2009

Bigante Rice Variety One Day Sale Today

To allow our customers try our Bigante Hybrid Rice variety, we are having a one day sale today!

Bigante Rice is developed by Bayer CropScience Inc. It can be an alternative to a more expensive Denorado rice variety. Each cup of Bigante Rice is packed with protein, calcium, carbohydrates, iron and Vitamin B1, B2 and B3.
For orders and deliveries, call 6643162. Minimum order required for free delivery.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Never Imagined

that one day we'll be able to put up something we call our own...

Our own business, I mean.
Ish and I ventured into rice dealership business. With a mission of helping our fellow Nueva Ecijanos distribute their high quality rice in Metro Manila. We opened two weeks ago. Some buyers were looking for Jasmine Rice. We were initially considering Jasmine Rice as one of varieties that we will sell. But that would defeat the advocacy of the store. We sell rice cultivated, harvested and milled by Filipinos. We recommend Denorado or Long Grain Sinandomeng as alternative to Jasmine Rice and true enough, buyers who tried our Long Grain Sinandomeng were saying it tastes just like Jasmine Rice. With our Long Grain Sinandomeng, you get your money's worth and at the same time helped the Filipino farmer.

We deliver within Taguig, Makati and Pasig areas. Pls call- 6643162 for delivery.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good Samaritan United Methodist Choral Ensemble

Last August at the Philam Life Theater, the Good Samaritan United Methodist Choral was one of the 10 choral groups who participated in the annual Coro Et Al. It is an annual festival of choir organized by Coro Cantabile.

Sit back and enjoy the show.

Last few days

to enjoy Citi's treat to its Cardholders...

We watched UP in 3D with discounted rate courtesy of what are you waiting for.

Friday, September 4, 2009


layout from the Scrap Your Stress Away Event of Studio Azul.

except for the rubon alpha from American Crafts and MM tiny stickers, everything else is from the Scrap Buffet. I just painted the letter stickers with crackle paint and highlighted with American Crafts gold marker.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

IMC Kids on Stage

Every fortnight, Integrated Montessori Center is staging a production every December with casts from IMC students from Pre-school, Elementary to High School. As early as now, they have been practicing for the event.

I wonder what will they come up with this time. The last time, Johann joined the cast of Pocahontas as one of the Indian Boys. He didn't know Pocahontas that time as he hadn't seen it before. We had to buy him a Pocahontas CD for him to appreciate his role.

And here is my little Indian Boy during the play.

Materials used: Basic Grey patterned papers, die cut and Rub on alpha; Hambly overlay; K&Co Chipboard; Dooble Bug Designs paper frills; American Crafts chipboard and rub on alpha; Tattered Angels glimmer screen and glimmer mist.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The only thing

constant is change.

Imagine when we were younger our diaries are so sacred that we don't let anyone see it. It's a top secret that sometimes we only share it with our bestest friend. I had a diary then. I kept it in a safe place, some place where no one else can find except me. And so I thought. Until my younger sister saw it and she was like repeating each lines from my diary. I just cannot remember how often I update my diary.

Now, things changed. All your deepest thoughts, dreams and whatsoever that takes place in your life, you just have to blog it, post it in your wall and share it to everyone else.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

More and more goodies

are coming our way this October at the Scrapjam. Details about Scrapjam here.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scrap Jam

Here's another scrappy activity I am looking forward to. A must-join activity for scrappers based here in Philippines. I am pretty sure I'll be learning new techniques and will be getting new scrappy goodies. I've signed up for the event. Good news is, early bird registration extended until August 20, 2009. See details here.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Scrap Till You Drop

July 11 was a big day for Manila based scrappers. Our local kit club, Studio Azul, together with Pinoy Scrapbookers Moderators and Visual Creations, put together a really one of a kind event - Scrap Your Stress Away which everyone calls as Scrap Buffet! Yes, it is much like a food buffet, but instead of food, you will find loads and loads of scrap goodies and embellies and choices of patterned paper and cardstock.

This is really a scrap till you drop event, as in everyone went home with aching shoulders and backs but with huge smile in their faces at that!
As a slow scrapper, I cannot believe I was able to finish 4 layouts during the event. To be very honest, this is the very first time I was able to join an event and finish a layout that went straight to the album as soon as I got home! I still have 3 more layouts I started during the event that still needs additional finishing touches.

See what others are saying about the event here, here and here

I am lucky to be scrapping side by side with Donna, Shasha, Betchay and Marie that I was able to came up the following outputs.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Off to round 3

Been missing in action for the past few months. We have to change our subscription plan from our internet service provider to get a more reliable DSL connection. Well, all I can say it has been better since we switched.

At least, with a reliable internet connection, I was able to join the Scrappin' Moms Idol Season 3. We are now on Round 3. With so much talented participants, I am so lucky to be still part of Round 3. Well, who know, this could be my last round. You may check out the Round 2 entries here.

Meantime, here is a layout I've done in the past.

Materials Used: Papers - Chatterbox and My Mind's Eye; Felt - Prima; Sticker - 3 Bugs in a Rug; Alphabet - American Crafts, Doodlebug Designs ; Pen - American Crafts ; Rub-ons - 7 Gypsies

Noticed the photos? Yes, this is still part of the same set I did few months ago. The objective is, each layout goes to our respective albums so that us (husband and I) and the boys will have our own copy of the events of our family life.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

This is what I really want

to do in Baguio...

the last photo was taken by Ate Elaine (thanks Ate) at the Baguio Country Club. 'Twas my first time to go there. They have the best raisin bread ever.

Husband is a member of a singing group called One Voice. They sang during the 49th Anniversary of Baguio City First UMC last April 26 and he brought us along.
For our trip, we took SCTEX, Victoria, Pura, Guimba, Rosales, Asingan, Binangonan may not be the shortest route but it is the road less travelled...if you are planning to go to Baguio, try this route.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Real Beauty

am so blessed as i marvel at the beauty of God's creation. This photo was taken using a mobile phone.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Just Add Pictures

sometimes i've got so much scrap and i find it really hard to store them and more so throw them away. so what i did is to randomly glue the left over papers to a cardstock, keep it for future use, wait for the picture that would go well with the papers, add some embellishments and that's it.



Saturday, May 2, 2009

April is over

and there's not even a single post. It's not that I've got my hands full, but I just got too lazy just looking at my things to do list.

Even my internet service provider has not been so cooperative.

Here's a layout to start off this month.

Thanks to Studio Azul's awesome kits. It lets you find your way back to mojo...

Materials used: Studio Azul November True Blue November 2008 kit; Doodlebug Paper Frills

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

God's Glory Revealed

March 7, 3am – Got up early in a Saturday morning. Headed to the bathroom and took a quick bath. Made sure that am properly dressed up for the trip, wearing comfy clothes and shoes. Pack our bags and headed to pick up Steve and Lei before heading to NLEX. Traffic is moderate at 4:30 am. Looks like everyone else planned an out of town trip to welcome summer.

We had a quick and light breakfast at Shell NLEX. Most shops are still closed so we opted to buy beef pandesal and instant coffee at Shell Select Store. Then off to Capaz, Tarlac. The directions going there is simple and easy to follow, and we reached the place around 7:30 am. Our group convened to decide whether we take the long route or the short walk. Since we are two groups, we decided we’ll switch ride going back because the 4x4 jeep would part ways along the way and there is a “Skyway Fee” for the short route.

Our group decided to take the long route for our trek. It was a long walk but I enjoyed every step of it. I enjoyed the rock formations. I can see God’s very hands sculpting the mountain slopes.

I never felt tired during that long walk. I never felt alone in this journey. I felt His presence walking side by side with me showing His glory.

I ran out of water. Our tour guide told us that there is a spring water at the foot of Mt. Pinatubo which is safe for drinking. After having much thought, I decide to get a drink anyway, not minding what my eyes can see inside my drinking bottle.

Then we have to go up the slope of the mountain. This is really the tiring part as we have to climb up the mountain. But then, our exhaustion was immediately swept away as we reached the top to behold the crater and the lake. We rested for few minutes before deciding to go down the lake. Ish, Steve and Jerome took a dip, while I enjoyed taking photos. There is still a reason for us to go back as we never went to the other side of the lake.

I cannot imagine how God is at work in our lives. Looking back, Mt. Pinatubo is a dormant and inactive volcano for 500 years and without a purpose…God worked on Mt. Pinatubo and slowly transformed it into something that will display God’s magnificence. It never happened overnight, it took several years to form the lake and the walls of the crater into something it is now. He never stopped in just blowing away the volcano. Day by day, God is at work for it to become as it is now. It has put Capas, Tarlac and Zambales in the map and has become a major tourist destination in the North. It has become the source of livelihood for the residents of the once lahar sunken community.

Philippians 1:6 says “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus

God is continually at work in our lives, day by day, perfecting it until Jesus’ return.
We could be feeling so down feeling helpless and unsuccessful in our lives. But then rejoice! God’s unseen hand is at work in our lives until all His glory is fully revealed in us.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Along with my closest friends, I joined an organization when I was in college - Junior Philippine Computer Society. I found some photos on our "tambayan" (place where we hang out) and events during our JPCS days.

Materials used: Bad girls kits; Maya road flourish chipboard; doodlebug glitter

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Party must go on

I normally prepare 2 pages for photos that have both DS. And sometimes 3 if husband or me is also in the picture.

Before my kids turn 1, we celebrate their monthly birthdays. Regardless whether they are sick or well, the party must go on. We have our kids' friends/neighbors as our party guests.

Materials used: Basic Grey Papers ; Uniball white pen; Tim Holtz journalling tickets; Making Memories tiny alpha stickers and glitter die cut.
Journalling: Bujoi makes a which for Joie's 8th month birthday.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Winter Days are Over

This shot reminds me of my officemate Teza's line "Winter days are over" when it was starting to feel warm. PAGASA declared the official start of Summer and warned the public to wear sunblock and do not get too much sun exposure.

Even the trees would declare that Summer is here.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Practice makes perfect

They say practice makes perfect... I have my Canon 300D for more or less 4 years now but I don't really shoot. It's main purpose is to take good photos of my kids. Last week, I joined Citi Camera Club Ferry to Old Manila Photoshoot. We took the Pasig Ferry from Guadalupe station down to Mexico Station in Intramuros.

Thanks to Photoshop. I was able to take good pictures, I think! Here's my take for Quezon Bridge in Quiapo...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I am beautiful

As you cruise along EDSA, you won't miss those huge billboards left and right, almost 90% of which are about looking good, getting fair complexion and defying age. Some clinics would hire top rated celebrities as their endorsers and would create an advertisement package that is really enticing and alluring. These days, cosmetic surgeries are getting more and more popular that dermatological clinics are growing like mushrooms. Whitening supplements are becoming just like a daily dose of vitamin.

How can we forget?

Psalm 139:14 declares, "I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well"

I declare. I am fearfully and wonderfully made, created after God's image. Every aspect of my body, every little bone, every dark spot. There are no mistakes.

We just have to bring out the beauty which God has put inside of us.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spreading Cheers

Here's the Little Ambassador's for Christ as they are spreading cheers to POH Pediatric Ward Patients.