Good Job

Last weekend was a blast. It was fun and productive for me. On Saturday, I got to work and earn some money from my part-time work. I also finished some errands with the help of the fiancee. My achievement for the day? I was able to eat in moderation despite all the food temptations that surrounded me. Plus points for my weight loss efforts!

On Sunday, I spent the morning with the fiancee and his mom traveling to Cavite to check out his house. We were joined by two home builders which he had summoned to discuss some home improvement projects with. They agreed to push thru five projects first then the rest would follow after more funds get generated.

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Penchant for Pearl Earrings

When I’m not looking for a new necklace, I’m getting myself a new pair of pearl earrings. I’ve always had a penchant for pearl earrings. They’re elegant, classy and easy to match with different clothes. Whenever I wear a pair of pearl earrings on my ears, I feel feminine and powerful. I dunno but there is something about pearls that never fails to leave me in awe.

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my latest pearl earrings acquisition

So far, I think I have a dozen pair of pearl earrings in different colors and designs. It doesn’t matter if it’s genuine or faux pearls, so long as it’s of good quality, I’m into it. It doesn’t have to be plain pearls, either. The pearl could be encased in metals, enclosed by studs or attached to chains. Sometimes, a little imagination can go a long way.

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My Early Christmas Wishlist

Who says you can’t wish earlier than usual? Since it’s September already, I thought of putting together my Christmas wishlist. While I am used to the joy of giving Christmas presents, receiving them is a delight on its own. This isn’t final yet, but just in case my friends are somewhere out there reading this blog…here are 10 items that would surely make my Christmas this year more memorable:

1. an all-expense paid trip
2. a good book
3. GCs
4. a sturdy satchel bag
5. Panasonic Lumix GF3
6. Accessorize necklaces
7. Table Rock real estate
8. Dorothy Perkins black quilted bag
9. kitchen showcase
10. cash!!!
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A Shopping Ban before Christmas

It’s the first day of September and here in Manila, the start of the -ber months only means one thing – Christmas Season! You see, we have one of the longest (if not the longest) Christmas celebrations in the world, and proud of it. As early as now, I want to save up as much money as I can to prepare for another fun and meaningful Christmas with my family and loved ones. To make sure I would be able to do this, I have decided to impose something upon myself. I’ll be on a shopping ban until November 30. Yes, that’s right.

By shopping ban, I mean keeping myself from buying any material thing for myself (gadgets, clothes, accessories, and the likes) until the date I specified. The exception here is the little shopping (for pasalubongs) I am doing in my upcoming trip abroad. My determination and discipline will now be officially put to the test. This will literally translate to keeping myself away from the cash drawer of my fave shops (I always try to pay in cash, you know). For sure, it’s gonna be a tough challenge for me. So help me God.

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I Heart Tomatoes

I love tomato-based dishes. I eat everything with tomatoes in it, from the simple tomato soup and the plain spaghetti in tomato sauce to the more gourmet Callos and Osso Buco. I have some Dole tomato sauce in doy packs in the kitchen (it’s a new product I heard!) and I plan to use it soon. I want to cook some pasta with Hungarian sausages. Yum.

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Did you know that cooked tomatoes have more lycopene than fresh ones? Cooked and processed tomatoes are usually sold canned and in doy packs like these tomato sauces from Dole. If you’re a tomato lover like me, you will agree that it’s always wise to stock up on these products so you can always have them when you want them.

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