Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jimenez Christmas Party

We have this annual Jimenez Christmas Party at Binakayan.
Ewan ko kung ano ang nakain ni Myls when she sent me an instant message saying "ayusin kaya natin ang program ng christmas party natin"

She thought of photowall, so mag DIY photobooth kami.
Tapos AVP ng 2010 happenings.. and games and raffle...

So ayun, we exchanged several mails to plan for it.
Kaya lang...ang mahal ng photowall!  P1500!
Since poorita mode kami, we decided to just print/photocopy yung text, then dikit dikit para lumaki.

Well, had i known it would turn out cool, dapat kinareer ko magdikit dikit para super laki.  I didnt have so much time kasi dahil it was a stressful week at work, no energy to do it at worknights.

Anyway, sa next event (Lola's 85th birthday), if we will do this dikit-dikit photowall...ngayon palang simulan ko na. hahaha!

It also breaks our hearts to spend P1500+ for the projector rental.
Myls was able to borrow their office's projector.  (Thanks so much boss ni Myls!)

We drafted the games.
*the boat is sinking (we always enjoy this game, kasi everybody participated)
*How well do you know your partner  (para sa mga pinsan namin may asawa na sayang, gusto ko sumali-pero excluded na kami, kami gumawa ng questions eh)
 *Pinoy Henyo  Senior (citizen) Edition and Junior Edition

For the AVP, i sent my cousins a message to send me photos of important events
Hulaan ninyo ilan ang nagrespond.
1.  Alvin tagging me one photo
2.  Myls sending me 4 photos December 24 11PM.

O diba, all the rest ay pinag gagrab ko sa Facebook.
Its good kuya Sherwin has a complete album of many events.
If i had enough time, i could post much more event...pero haller...me career din po ako! hahahaha

Patok na patok ang photobooth!
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Pinoy Henyo
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Photo from Kuya Sherwin
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hahaha..naaliw ako dito sa hitsura ko
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Here is the AVP...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Eve?

I just found out today that almost all the people i know at work do spend Noche Buena.
They were shocked that i never had such. 

Nakaka aliw, kasi yung officemates ko na lalake naiistress na at wala pa daw sya nabibili gifts sa pamangkin nya.  Sabi ko, well if he doesnt have time, he could perhaps give it after christmas...pag pinagsawaan narin nila ang iba nilang gifts.  He said but they exchange gifts on christmas eve.  I was like "yung tipong sa TV na palitan ng gifts pag 12AM, ganun kayo"  Casually he says OO.. Then my other officemates ask me "Ikaw?"

Eto ang sagot ko
"Maghanda pa ba ako, eh dalawa lang kami.  Tapos pagkain namin ng 12AM, maghugas pa ako pinggan.  Edi itulog nalang namin."  Tsk..tsk..

Walang ganun eksena kasi samin sa Velacion neither sa Borja.  Sabi ni Glenn miski daw nung nagspend sya ng Christmas sa state..wala din ganun-ganun.

Anyway, we are starting it this year.
So i texted Glenn tonight to tell him I will cook and we will do christmas eve exchange gift. 
He has 2 days to find me a gift. 
Syempre nagresist sya..sabi ko "miski P200 worth..ibalot mo ha!"
sabi nya "Hindi, P150 lang"

So, this is going to be my first "Christmas Eve"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #11 Turbo broiler

Turbo broiler is my bestfriend in the kitchen.
This item isnt even mine! hahah
Hiniram ko kay mami last year for New Years eve to broil chicken, it never got back to its original home. hehehe

Life is a lot easier =)
id go broil chicken (in lemon pepper seasoning), spareribs (with hickory sauce), or fish (bangus with kamatis sibuyas toyo calamansi)

The child in me

Ive been sick for many days already.
Well, kasalanan ko naman din kasi.
Nung pagaling na ako, nagpunta kami sa lola ni Glenn..meron entertainment room dun, at nag wii kami. 
First time namin maglaro na dalawa ang controller..kaya aliw na aliw kami.  Tapos nun..hika na =(

Last night, i decided to sleep at my parents house.
It feels good to sleep in my parents room again and have my mom rub katinko on my back  before i sleep =)
Then my dad tells me to have Valda Pastilles habang natutulog daw.  Hindi tuloy agad ako nakatulog, had to finish the candy in my mouth.  tsk..tsk

Not that Glenn is not a good nurse.  Si Glenn kasi nakakastress mag alaga. 
Andami sinasabi "Ayan, kung ano-ano kasi gustong kainin..kaya nagkakasakit..ayaw uminom ng tubig
Waah!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #9 Torrent

I know, sobrang late ko naman para dito.
Pero ngayon ko lang naintindihan how this torrent works.

The more you seed, the more you will receive =)

Gawain ko na magdownload every Tuesday and Wednesday (Gossip Girl and Glee)

Bakit ako nagtyaga dati na manood ng movies sa web na forever nagbubuffer tapos bigla akong sasabihan ng Megaupload na naconsume ko na yung free minutes ko for the day miski hindi pa naman.  Parati bitin!


Kaya ngayon, torrent na ako.  I dont mind if it took me some time to download it, atleast pag pinanood ko-dire diretso na =)

Nakabookmark na ang www.kickasstorrent.com sa browser ko =)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #8 Paotsin

This is just a recent discovery for me.
Glenn has been telling me about Paotsin since 2008, pero hindi ko sya iniintindi.
Pero ngayon, ritwal ko na kumain dun every after grocery sa SM Rosario.
Paotsin sharks fin + haiananese Rice + buko juice FTW =)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #7 Starbucks Green Tea

Im not a coffee person na tipong brew-brew.  Mas gusto ko yung 3in1.
Pero dahil sa aming magtotropa-hindi kami naimon or nagbabar, tipong if we like to hang out after dinner, we would have coffee.  Parang its a place na expected na you could hang out, hindi tipong meron customer waiting for a seat na kelangan naman namin maging considerate. Gets?

I notice a LOT of people order frappuccino.  Mocha frap to be exact.
Well, ganyan din ako...parang safe order. hehehe. Ayoko magbayad ng mahal tapos ayaw ko naman pala.  Alam nyo yun, maka order lang.

Glenn is a risk taker sa mga ganyan. 
One time, Glenn ordered the Gree Tea while i had the Strawberry frap.
Ang sarap pala ng Iced green tea.
So whenever we go to Starbucks, thats what i order and i look forward to it. 
=)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #6 Do You Remember?

In Glenn's itunes, ito ang most played song.
To those who know him, siguro magugulat kayo at bat yun ang parating nagpeplay.  Ang mga trip nya kasi pakinggan ay Kanye or JayZ.

Eto ang dahilan...
This a lipdub made by friends of Glenn's first cousin, Jeff.  Sobrang naaliw kami, so parati namin pinapanood, memorize na nga namin yung kanta pati yung choreo nila. hahaha.

I saw the whole CD when this was done, na amaze kami kasi 1 take lang sila na walang cut.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #5 PPT Slidemaster

Okay.. this is not an item.  I cant help but share this too, aliw to the max kasi ako dito.

And...if meron dyan na katulad ko na medyo innocence sa powerpoint presentation, here is an innovation (hehehe) to your powerpoint slides =)

Meron kaming newly hired engineer, Don,  and it was his first time to present his research.
Title page palang... kabog na!
I swear, naka focus ako din sa poweroint nya na meron bookmarks.  (ano nga ba yung pineresent mo Don, joke!)

Its as simple as this...
Have a sidebar on the slides for the table of contents and use Slidemaster function to hyperlink them.

Ganito....
Page 1
 Page1
Page 2
page2

Why have i not thought of this before...
I mean, there was a time i made a presentation with 40+ slides, so pag meron nagtanong at balikan yung ibang slide, mag ESC pa, tapos browse browse.
Ito, madali na, kasi nakahyperlink!
Coolness!

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #4 Ang Sarap Patis

Ang Sarap Patis

Okay, this one isnt a recent discovery.  But i noticed I failed to blog about it.

My mom has been using this for a long time.  I use it too.

Pero i didnt know it was really special until i tried another brand.

Naku, i wouldnt mind shelling out a few extra pesos for this.
Masarap sya and it doesnt smell like patis =)

I cook almost every dish with this patis.

Try nyo to, promise hindi ako mapapahiya =)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #3 Kopiko Brown Coffee

Kopiko Brown Coffee
I got to know about this thru my ex-officemate-seatmate
Dr Romel.
 
I would buy 12 sachets of this in the grocery store, mga 4 days lang ubos na to sakin. 

Medyo matamis nga lang sya, ang recipe ko dito is half lang ng sachet for 3/4 cup of my mug.

I am generous pag meron nanghahanap ng coffee (minsan kasi nauumay narin sila sa brewed), pero pag eto ang kape ko...sorry sorry nalang.  =)

Mabuti nga ngayon  hindi na sya na-o-out of stock, dati pahirapan bumili nito sa SM.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #2 Turon ng SM

In our neighborhood, wala kang mabibilhan ng turon.

Good thing meron nito sa SM for P10 each.

Yan ang lagi kong pasalubong kay Glenn. =)

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things 2010 - #1 Oracare toothpaste

I will be posting 12 of my favorite things which i discovered in 2010 before this year ends.

Oracare Toothpaste

I have been a fan of Oracare mouthwash for a couple of years already.
Its the only mouthwash ive tried that doesnt sting.

Minsan nabili ako...minsan hindi.  Pag feel lang...ganun.
Kasi syempre hindi ko na priority yang mouthwash.

When i saw that they have a toothpaste, although mas mahal sya -  hindi na ako nagisip pa kung itry or hindi.  Ive been really sad about Colgate Total 12 being pulled out at SM grocery.  I was hoping na this will come close.

It did! so much better actually.  I loved it!
Tipong pag gising mo sa umaga.. hindi ka nagmamadali magtoothbrush, kasi you wouldnt feel so bad about your breath =)  try nyo, promise its good.

Miski nga si Glenn na  die hard ng Close-up, nagustuhan din nta.
Pang evening toothpaste ko lang to, mahal eh

Sweet November - pahabol

I forgot to include this...

After our early dinner at Ristras, Glenn said  there was a Lebron sneaker beach something release at a store near BHS, silipin lang daw namin.
I was like "why are we going there.. you dont even like Lebron  diba?"
Maki usisa daw kami.   Syempre usisera ako..payag naman ako.

Pero akala ko naman, is tipong shop lang sya na maraming tao. 
When we parked the car, para syang party-party.... headlight, spotlight..lahat ng light.
Ayaw ko na nga eh. 
Eh wala lang daw..silip lang daw.
Haba ng pila sa entrance.
But we skipped the line kasi nakita kami ng isang friend ni Glenn , Kingcrux31 (I regard him as a "sneaker celebrity" he's been friends with Glenn through the sneaker site Niketlk). 
O diba, ang taray!

Im so promdi at this.  I soo dont belong.  LJ Moreno, Chicosci at the table next to ours.
I was expecting Borgy and Sarah Maier to also be there in a little while.  
They were serving TGI Friday's food there. 
Ay..ang bongga naman nito..kaya tara Glenn, uwi na tayo. hahaha

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sweet November

November is a special month for Glenn and I.
Because...

A. Glenn's birthday
Its Glenn's 30th this year.  Arent we supposed to have a bonggang bonggang celebration?  But he chose to use his birthday present to a good cause. =)
I didnt cook, i just ordered food at Kingbee Chinese Restaurant  for us and our families
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I love their siomai, wala pa akong natikman siomai better than theirs =)

B.  Our anniversary as mag BF=GF
I took Glenn to a spa center.   Read here

C.  My Birthday =)
Nagkataon na US Thanksgiving ang birthday ko.
Glenn and I had dinner at Kingbee again  =)
Then went to Manila immediately
Glenn's employer usually has an event or a mini-family day on Thanksgiving.
This year, its a Harry Potter 7 show in Glorietta.

Color coding ang sasakyan ni Glenn, pero dinala parin namin.
Nakakastress pala yung ganun.  hehehe

I wasnt feeling well that day, may sinat ako.
It was the first time Ill be meeting Glenn's new team.
I wonder what their first impression on me was, i wasnt too nice that day.
Actually, when we secured seats at the cinema, i slept immediately.  tsk..tsk.
Siguro akala nila ang bad ko no?

The weekend after my birthday,  we were supposed to go to PAWS, pero natraffic kami kaya inisip namin na sa ibang araw nalang kasi baka hindi kami umabot.  We went to Bonifacio Global City instead and tried the newly opened branch Ristras Mexixan Grill.  

I ordered a quesadilla and he had burrito.  It was huge.
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Here i was..telling Glenn  that the price was huge as well.  

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We paid P900 for these with tamarind iced tea.
Anyway, sige okay lang.  Birthdays naman namin. hehehe

Along the way, we spotted this... drive-thru Starbucks, me ganun na pala.. hehehe
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The car is new, test drive kaya to? Hindi namin na nausisa what happened here.
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November is my favorite month of the year talaga =)

Wala ka sa phone ko

My old telephone just died.
So i get to buy a new phone.  Ofcourse i googled iphone miski 3GS..but i still, i dont deserve it.
Glenn suggested I get a Blackberry 8520.
This is what i got instead...

Myphone dual sim for P1,888 
Now i have a Smart number too =)
I havent figure out on how to browse net
Not starting to regret...yet.