A New Car, Baby!

No, it’s not mine but I have every reason to be happy about the boyfriend’s recent purchase of a brand new car. It’s a Nissan Sentra, 2008 model. The color is steel gray and I love how it looks cool on the eyes. Yesterday, the boyfriend picked me up in the office using it. We were both ecstatic. We never thought 2011 will be this comfortable and convenient for us, transportation wise.

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our new car with the boyfriend’s mom

Of course, the happiness is felt by the two families (his and mine). It’s gonna be our service vehicle because we share things together and we treat each other as family already. Haha. Now I’m wondering what the next step will be. Oooooops, not what most of you might be thinking right now but we’re going to that part in the near future.

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January is My Food Trip Month

Oh how time flies! Before I knew it, a month has ended and a new month has arrived. If there’s one thing that could sum up the month of January for me, it has to be food trips! January has been all about eating for this proactive soul.

It all started with the New Year where I cooked several simple but hearty dishes for our Media Noche. I indulged in glorious, fatty food that time. Two weeks later, Superfriend Nice and I got invited to a seafood feast thru Marriott Hotel’s Ocean Surf Buffet. This luxury hotel is housed inside the huge Resorts World Manila Complex in Pasay City (fronting NAIA 3). Once more, I ate to my heart’s content but this time, I feasted on fresh bounties from the sea and a lot more.

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Our Passport Application Experience at the DFA Courtesy Lane for Government Employees

UPDATE: Just learned from a reliable source that only parents, spouses and children of the government employee are entitled to use the Courtesy Lane. Siblings (brothers and sisters) are excluded and have to make an appointment just like what ordinary applicants do.

Last November, I was able to book plane tickets to an Asian city for the boyfriend fiancee and I. Our travel will be in October 2011, just in time for our seventh anniversary as a couple. Yes, our relationship is that old. Haha. But I digress.

For over a week, I got overly excited about our out-of-the-country trip next year and thought I should prepare all our travel requirements in advance. One of them was the passport. I realized I haven’t applied for one yet and panicked a bit. I immediately checked out the DFA website and booked for an appointment for the two of us. The date I chose was December 22 at 9:00 a.m. I arranged the necessary documents required for our passport application and waited for our schedule to arrive.

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Our Birthday Trip: Day 3 and Day 4 in Boracay

This is the second part of my first Boracay getaway with the boyfriend, our birthday trip to be exact. You can read the first part here.

If there’s one thing you’ll love about Boracay, it’s the locals. They are behind any pleasant experience you’ll get in the island. From the porters and peddlers to the by-standers on the beach, they’re all very accommodating. They will point you to the right direction if you’re lost or can’t seem to find a particular place. But of course there are still those folks who take advantage of hapless tourists, but they’re only a handful.

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Thanksgiving Dinner and My Surplus Haul

Office work has been pretty slack the past weeks. When the clock struck five, my officemates and I finally pushed thru our plan to eat at Sincerity Café and Restaurant. I call it our second Binondo food trip because the branch we visited was located in the said place. Actually, it was sort of a thanksgiving dinner for our having kept our jobs following the change in administration that had taken place in June.

After having a fantastic dinner at the restaurant, the boyfriend and I went straight to SM Manila. He bought a new Samsung phone with dual sim capability while I did some impulsive shopping at Surplus. I was proud of myself because I saw a lot of nice items but stuck to the essentials. By essentials, I meant a cream cardigan, a white tank top and a pair of funky sneakers.

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