Want To Join A Blogging Conference In Pluto?

Oh, before anything else, I would like to thank Maan of When Mom Meets World for inviting me to this blogging conference to be held in Pluto. But first, for me to be able to join the said conference, I need to answer the following questionnaires.

So, here goes!

1. Are you named after someone?

My mom said she got my name from a comics, haha! Yung bidang girl daw dun was named Vanessa. She told me though that it was not her first choice. She was supposed to name me daw Garshel (combination of her and my dad's name) but according to her, the midwife couldn't understand the name she was saying, therefore she settled na lang with Vanessa.

Anyway, Garciel (spelled differently though) is now my brother's daughter's name. And my lovely niece is turning one year old soon. Glad nagamit pa rin yung name that our mom wants. :-)

2. When was the last time you cried?

Aww, I am such a cry baby. Konting drama or sobrang tuwa, I almost always cry. Even when I saw Blu (yes, from the movie Rio) fly for the first time, iniyakan ko. Haha! The last time? Hmm, yesterday. Funny but I cried when I saw Ryzza Mae Dizon crying while giving her message to Bossing for his birthday! Haha!

3. Do you have kiddos?

Yes, I do. I have an unico hijo, his nickname is Trev. :-)


Now Watching: 127 Hours

I have seen this movie twice already but I still get that kind of feeling that I couldn't explain. Maybe because I can relate in a way, since I (and hubby, too) was once a mountaineer myself. 
Now Watching: 127 Hours
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Easterific Sunday At Blue Bay Walk

Hey there, Mommies and Daddies! Have you booked your child/ren to any egg hunting event yet? 

I remember last year, my son Trev had his first ever egg hunting experience. He was only a little over a year old then but he had so much fun already. I even donned him in a costume, haha! There were so many kids and he had a chance to play with them. There were real bunnies, face painting, and so much more! This year, we're planning to book him again for his second, so we're in search of egg hunting events already.

This one from Blue Bay Walk looks really amazing! Check this out. 

Easterific Sunday At Blue Bay Walk
(Please click the poster to enlarge.)

In The Works

It’s summer already and, God willing, we’re planning to have the front area of our home cemented this season so that we could proceed with the installation of our fence and gate. We’re just having a hard time locating who (contractor) to approach so that the construction will be done in good faith. We want someone who doesn’t just finish the work but someone with care as well. You see, we noticed kasi that some contractors just tend to finish the work required but the end result isn’t as polished as it’s supposed to be. You know, parang minadali ba. Of course, it’s hard earned money that we’re spending for our humble home, aside from the fact that this place is a place we’ll be living in for the rest of our lives and the place where we will raise our little one, so of course, we would not want it to go to waste. 

Anyway, we were able to speak with a few already but we haven’t finalized everything yet. We hope and pray that God will lead us to the right one. 

For our cabinetry (like in our kitchen and bedroom), hmmm, well we haven’t planned anything for that yet. Although I have done a few searches online to gather ideas. Woodworks from www.ovisonline.com look amazing so I was thinking I could pick up some inspiration from there. 


ZALORA: Pop-Up Shop Event

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Join this three day long event beginning April 11 (Friday) in the Glorietta Activity Center Palm Drive @ 2:00 PM and enjoy the best deals and discounts on thousands of products!

ZALORA: Pop-Up Shop Event

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My First Lazada Online Shopping Experience

A few posts ago, I shared with you my joy when I received my first Lazada package. I intentionally did not include the content of my package in that post simply because it was a gift for someone (whispers: and that someone sometimes peeks on my blog!) and I didn't want to preempt the surprise. It's just that I was too excited to blog about it, so I did, minus the content, haha! Ayun, bitin tuloy. :-P

My First Lazada Online Shopping Experience
Actually, it was my gift for hubby's birthday, which was last Saturday. Since we're done celebrating and Trev & I gave our gift to him already, I'm ready to blog about my experience today. :-)

My First Lazada Online Shopping Experience
What's inside the package. :-)


Hubby's Birthday

Last Saturday was hubby's birthday. We didn't go elsewhere to celebrate it. The whole day we were just here at home. It was a fun family bonding moment. I cooked pancit, as usual. The day before that, Trev and I went to Waltermart to buy him a cake. We ended up at Red Ribbon and since we had a limited budget, we got the most affordable roll cake available. It doesn't matter, the important thing is hubby is blessed with another year and we're a happy family. I tried my best to hide the cake inside the ref so hubby won't notice it until his birthday (next day). Haha! Glad he didn't! :-)

Our simple salu - salo.

Simple Joys Photo: "Flowers" (?)

My son was playing with his building blocks and toy trumpet the other day when, out of nowhere, he put some of the blocks inside the trumpet's horn. And then he suddenly exclaimed, "Flowers!". Haha! 

I didn't notice him do it so when I heard him say "Flowers!", I immediately looked at what he was doing and saw this.

Trev with the pretty "flowers". :-)


My First Lazada Package

I am so happy to finally receive my first Lazada package! Actually, the entire ordering process was a breeze. I placed my order last Monday, yes, just this Monday and I received my package yesterday. Isn't that fast?! Considering that I am not Metro Manila-based. 

My First Lazada Package

Random Kuwentos + New Finds

These past few days, I have been thinking about what to blog about but I couldn't think of any. I don't know why. My mind seems blank. Well, maybe because I am occupied with a lot of other things lately, domestic duties for example (I am not complaining though, just saying ), that I temporarily lost my blogging mojo. Now, I am trying to be back on track. 

I gathered some stories that happened the past days as well as some of our new finds. :-)

Trev amused with the flowers. :-)