Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Motherhood celebrated

Sunday was pretty special because we were celebrating Mother's Day at home with the in-laws. It was actually a double celebration as hubby's aunt also celebrated her birthday. I felt special not because I received flowers from husband. As a matter of fact, he didn't think of giving me any but it is no reason for me to feel disappointed like I once used to. After all, flowers are not practical gifts because I will have to dispose of them when they rot and wither, anyway. See, I am starting to think like him. LOL. I am happy to say, though, that he took care of our laundry that day without asking me to help out. He also ordered 3 trays of leche flan from mother-in-law. That was clever of him to decide on having leche flan served on Mother's Day because it is also his favorite. :-) Overall, my heart is full of happiness because of the many blessings I have received from God. Motherhood is surely one of my biggest blessings. There may also be trials along the way but they didn't
come without solutions. God is good!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I Can't Stop Shopping!

Note: This is a sponsored post for Sway Chic
If you find that you can't stop shopping, maybe you should give your wallet to a trusted family member. You probably didn't need those high waisted shorts, or those cute dresses, but you wanted them, right? And that's all that mattered? At least try and buy shorter dresses. Since they are short and have less fabric they tend to cost less (unless designer). Short dresses can be worn technically on any occasion and can really help to flatter your figure. Although you don't want to go too short, mini-dresses can really help to alleviate hot flashes in the summertime and also make you feel sexy at the same time. Mini-dresses are most popular for clubbing and going to parties. Wearing a short dress can help you to attract men and really be the center of attention. If you've been working out in the gym a lot for a killer body, you may want to try for a shorter dress to really show off what you've been working for. There is a pretty wide selection of mini-dresses available online and at different stores worldwide. This is because the mini-dress is a very popular clothing choice for today's teenagers and young adults. You will see shorter dresses coming out in spring, and may even be tied into colder weather since the fashion trend of fishnets came along. I personally love wearing short dresses because it makes me feel attractive, and I just find that there are much more kinds of short dresses to choose from than long ones. Also, I never liked the dresses that reached my calf or anything like that. I never really go to anything formal so there would be no reason for me to have to own a longer dress. They are very hot and although some older women may rock them, I really can't do it. I do like maxi dresses though since they fit a bit better and are also made to have really cool designs like tie-dye and what not.

No matter what kind of dress you may end up wearing, either way you will feel much more feminine and lovely wearing one, I guarantee it. Indie clothing is very trend-setting and can help to really set you apart in the fashion world. I personally love the fashion and have been buying indie any chance I get. I have found a few celebrities that I follow as well doing the whole indie look and it's a really cute fashion statement. I really love the headbands in girls' hair, they are so cute and creative!

hidden beach finally explored

Thanks to my in-laws who have planned for a summer vacation, we finally had the chance to explore the Hidden Beach in Aloguinsan, Cebu. We have planned to visit this place last year but due to the not-so-pleasant weather (there was a threat of typhoon at that time) where the van we were renting got stuck on the way to that hidden beach, we decided to change our course and headed to another beach in another town.

You can only imagine the anticipation of being able to finally experience the white beach and the long shoreline. So, this summer, we finally made it happen. But, it almost didn't happen when, as we were on our way to where this beach was hidden, the rented van didn't seem to cooperate. Unfortunately, the vehicle's radiator leaked while we were still halfway through our destination. I think we were in Naga at that time, which spoiled our anticipation for a good swim.

I thought we wouldn't push through with the Hidden Beach summer outing. I thought we will again settle for another beach elsewhere just like we did last year, closer to where our vehicle got stranded. Thanks to the initiative of the driver, we transferred to another van after he called a fellow driver for back-up.

You know what it's like to get stuck or stranded, right?

Well, I considered it as a temporary setback. Coincidentally, my in-laws realized we got stranded in front of the house of their friend (a former workmate of father-in-law, I believe). To make the long story short, they ended up asking for "makopa" or "tambis" fruits (I don't know how they call that anywhere else in the world - I'll look that up pretty soon). So, we weren't really super bored at that time.

Because of what we went through before getting there, we were able to appreciate Hidden Beach Aloguinsan even more. To say that it was all worth it is, in fact, an understatement.:-)

So, this is just one of the few favorite beaches added to my list.

Talking About The New Normal

What's the new normal these days? This got me thinking today, and I thought I should make a list. 1. Wearing Masks. Obviously, it'...