Love Day Saturday: Happy Valentines!

Happy  Valentines everyone!  ♥

It’s a very lovely day today and for those who are on the other side of the world, happy pre-valentines day!

I have always loved this celebration even though I am still single. Haha, see my other valentines post here? Look through my other same day posts for the last years and you’ll realize how long I have been single! Anyway, I am not the bitter type because I believe in the idea of love and its realities . I know it’s not plain and simple but I am hopeful and I believe that I am just an inch closer to finding the right one. So for this very day, I will leave a short story from my recent favorite book ‘Lullabies’ by Lang Leav because if its your time to find true love, its truly your time. And you know what they usually say about waiting, that very abused saying, that cliche —  ‘Patience is always a virtue’.

Well, I believe it has been my greatest strength! Like I have been waiting all life! Sounds like Rihanna’s song right?  So here it is…


Patience and Love agreed to meet at a set time and place; beneath the twenty-third tree in the olive orchard. Patience arrived promptly and waited. She checked her watch every so often but still, there was no sign of Love.

Was it the twenty-third tree or the fifty-sixth? She wondered and decided to check, just in case. As she made her way over to the fifty-sixth tree, Love arrived at twenty-three, where Patience was noticeably absent.

Love waited and waited before deciding he must have the wrong tree and perhaps it was another where they were supposed to meet.

Meanwhile, Patience had arrived at the fifty-sixth tree, where Love was still nowhere to be seen.

Both begin to drift aimlessly around the olive orchard, almost meeting but never do.

Finally, Patience, who was feeling lost and resigned, found herself beneath the same tree where she began. She stood there for barely a minute when there was a tap on her shoulder.

It was Love.


“Where are you?” She asked. “I have been searching all my life.”
“Stop looking for me,” Love replied, “and I will find you.”

Again, Happy Heart’s Day! ♥♥♥


Visit Lang Leav’s site here for more of her


The Kiddie Party (Bday Blog)

Hey! I’m back!

I was just busy with things.

Preparing for my thesis proposal hearing was so stressful but luckily my panel let me pass and push through with conducting my thesis then hopefully for defense. Immediately after the proposal work preoccupied me so much since my officemate resigned and I got all her workloads. It was a good kind of busyness though because it got me engrossed at work that I cannot even think it’s already time to clock out! I’m so fully absorbed by the tasks I’m doing that I have no time to revise my thesis proposal. Even though I passed, I still need to revise it. I liked the feeling that I am so busy because even if tires you in a lot of ways, after a day’s work it can get you that sense of fulfillment like eight hours isn’t enough. I know its cliché but it’s really kicking in me.

So okay, so much for the updates! It’s JUNE! It’s my birth month and about to end sadly. Although it belonged to a rainy season, of course I would always love JUNE! I was born in it, molded by it! (haha.. Bane mode) My brother and my two cousins were born in June too. But honestly, we never wanted to celebrate it in one party. 🙂

Okay, so since it’s my 2-5! Oh my gosh, I’m already 25! Hello quarter life crisis, guess you’re really coming in! I’ve been ignoring you lately! Haha..

The 24th fell on a Tuesday so I opt to celebrate it on a Sunday (June 29th) since I don’t have work on Sunday and its family day. I really thought of what nice ways to celebrate my day, something that would make it very interesting even if it’s just a very small celebration. Then this idea came to have a sort of “kids party theme” was really great. My brother thinks it’s hilarious but he likes it. I asked him to help conceptualize and he was really helpful with it. Here’s it!




birthday tarpauline

my brother helped me conceptualized this, he’s ‘the hulk’ 🙂


bday crown

giveaways and cup cake tier

giveaways and cup cake tier

the gang, my lovies!

the gang, my lovies!


How I hope it would be like this forever but reality bites telling me to move on! I love my family and friends even if some weren’t there at the celebration, you are still with me by heart. <3<3<3

Cheers to another orbit of my life! 🙂

End of July Rush (The Hale Manna state of mind)

Hello little frolic-ers!

Before we do the August Rush, I will write about my end of July rush – a weekend getaway with my office folks!

So the folks and I went on a three and a half drive to the municipality of Moalbal, Southwestern tip of Cebu. There are numerous resorts in Moalboal since it has been considered as a diving and marine sanctuary spot, we specifically went to Hale Manna since one of our doctor bosses are friends with the owner.

I am NEVER disappointed with  Moalboal, in fact, it’s my favorite place in the South and you can never be disappointed in HALE MANNA, by the name itself which means “house of good energy” in Hawaiian.

Well how can you be with this very much relaxing scene!

 Inside the bar!Inside the bar!

121_0016We stayed at the Kai bar!




121_0014this was gloomy but very relaxing..

I'm snorkeling really! heart-shaped sand at my back!I’m snorkeling really! heart-shaped sand at my back!



Now here's the bar at night.. Now here’s the bar at night..


with Maybeline Dela Cruz of GMA's AnnaKarenNina, her mom is one of our boss! :)with Maybeline Dela Cruz of GMA’s AnnaKarenNina, her mom is one of our boss! 🙂

ta da!ta da!

the gang! the gang!

the bosses with Hale Manna's owner Maam Becky Smith. :)the bosses with Hale Manna’s owner Maam Becky Smith. 🙂

I really enjoyed our short stay.  Kudos to Hale Manna staffs especially the divers who helped us with the snorkeling! Impressive diving skills and they were very good guides.

Come and visit Hale Manna!  More pics at their site, for reservations click here