Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, April 5, 2012
I’ve met a lot of really frank but nice people in my 3 weeks in Europe. They tell stories. I tell stories. Mostly good stories resulting to interesting conversation.
They say Filipinos are friendly and always smiling.
They say Filipinos are warm and very good English speakers.
They say they chose Philippines because of the quality of graduates we have.
I agree with them.
Europeans, well,most of them, are well traveled. Some have visited Asia. Some have visited Manila.
They say Palawan is beautiful.
They say diving and surfboarding are so damn good in the Philippines.
They say Sagada is one of a kind experience.
They say San Miguel is a really good beer.
They say Filipinas are hot.
But you will not always hear something good about your country. There is a bad side in each city/place that a tourist visits.
Some say food in the Philippines is really bad and awful.
Some say Manila is the dirtiest city they’ve been to in Asia.
Some say there’s too much pollution in Manila.
Yes. We can be caught off guard. But I am somehow used to all these kind of comments having visited a number of cities and met a lot people from various continents.
So what do I normally tell them to not sound defensive? After all, reality bites. It bites hard and it is painful.
I say, yes Manila is polluted. There is overpopulation. We are a third world country but try visiting the countryside.
I say, yes, you are right. We do not have really good cheese nor gourmet bread there. But you can always try rice cakes?
Deep inside my heart, these people are not lying. Manila is dirty. Manila is polluted. Manila is not really that safe. I really do not know if these will change.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It has been raining in the past 3 days here in Manila and I have the perfect playlist for the perfect bed weather. Too bad, office work is not canceled amidst the
1. Bed by J Holiday - I LOOOOOVE this song! It makes you grind!
2. Body Bumpin' by Public Announcement - CLASSIC! Been listening to this song since the 90's!
3. Can You Handle It by Usher - Usher has a lot of Rated PG songs. This is one of my favorites!
4. Sweet Sexy Thing by NU Flavor - Who doesn't love this song?????
5. Get It On Tonite by Montell Jordan - Montell Jordan is hotttt!
Stay safe everyone.
I describe my life as domesticated. Though I used to hate routines, I have already accepted that being a mother/wife/workaholic, routines are inevitable.
I've said it before, and I'm going to say it again, it is not easy to run a household. Hats off to all full time mothers who do not have helpers at home. You are amazing! AMAZING!
I think I will end this post now, because I don't know what to write anymore. I hope that my blogging juices will be available tomorrow so I can write something sensible. Hehe.
Oh, its a rainy Tuesday. Be safe!
Monday, July 25, 2011
Aug 18. I AM SO READY FOR YOU!!!!
I am grateful to all my friends, my mom, my sister and my husband for being supportive. I feel blest.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
GOOD NEWS! We have already launched our store, ThriftShopManila. Jing and I are so thankful with the overwhelming response that we have received!!!!!!
The "Anyare of the Day" is.. we are almost sold out!!!! We have underestimated our capabilities! We shopped for a conservative number of clothes thinking that we will be able to sell them in a week. BUT NO!!! We are almost sold out. It has only been 2 days.
Waaah, we need to source for new items asap to sustain our momentum. God help my schedule.
Don't get me wrong, I am very much happy with the outcome. Everything is so unexpected. Thank you!!!
Please keep visiting the site and we will update the racks as soon as we can.
I still love you,