I have always been fascinated with the color greek blue. It looks fresh, bright, vintage, earthy and natural. The white and greek blue theme is commonly seen in many Greek communities, particularly in Santorini. Some people even prefer saying Santorini blue instead of greek blue.
My fascination with greek blue has brought me to painting our kitchen cabinets with this exact, same color. Our kitchen cabinets are still being made. We’re still waiting for the tiles on our sink area to dry up. This is where the cabinets will be hung. I’m so excited to see the end result. Greek blue cabinets, marble-like peach tiles and white walls sound like the perfect color theme to me! At least, for our humble kitchen.
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Today is November 30, a legal holiday in the Philippines being Andres Bonifacio Day. This morning, I woke up early to prepare for our Cavite trip. Together with my two siblings and the fiancee, I checked on mom and dad and did a little inspection of our kitchen that’s currently undergoing a makeover. Our house was quite messy with all the construction materials being kept inside (for security purposes). My parents were doing good, as always.
After having our simple lunch of Andok’s roasted chicken and rice, I stayed outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air. It was a humid afternoon. The soil in our little garden looked dry but all the plants were amazingly healthy. I even saw some newly-installed compost bins at the far end of the compound we were in. It was a refreshing sight and somehow it gave me a happy feeling. Before we went back to Manila, I took a nap with the fiancee at the loft of our house to get some rest.
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Finally, our kitchen improvement project for our Cavite home has started. And so has the piling of expenses. (I hope my budget will suffice!) We purchased the materials needed last Saturday and the people we commissioned to do it started their work yesterday according to my mom.
I don’t know exactly when this project will be finished but I’m guessing it’ll take at least a week. Until then, I can only wish that everything will turn out okay, and according to plan. If my schedule permits, I’d like to go and check the developments in this project on Wednesday when it’s a legal holiday (read: no work) here in Manila.
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Last weekend was quite hectic but super fun. On Saturday, I did a special assignment in the office in the morning before attending the much-anticipated Blogapalooza event at Fully Booked Boni High in the afternoon. The former made me a bit tired but good thing the later brought back my energy with its festive atmosphere and cool surprises. Plus, I got to see a lot of my old and new blogger friends again.
When dinnertime came, I met up with the fiancee and we enjoyed Filipino food. Saturday was also the eve of our monthsary and so we stayed at this awesome hotel that lay in the heart of Manila. We wanted to jog the next morning (Sunday) but we weren’t able to do so because we woke up late. To make up for this, we decided to walk our way to our respective houses after checking out of the hotel.
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Work in the office has been little this week but I made sure to make the most of it. Productivity wise, I can say I have accomplished several things. Primarily of them is our office’s annual accomplishment report. No, it was not some tedious work that needed undivided attention. It has to be, but then, it helped that I made little preparations during the early part of this year. It also helped that my officemates were there to give me the data I needed to include in the report. Actually, I just collated the data, organized the information and gave some brief analysis. That’s the reason why I have finished it ahead of time.
Another thing that made the previous work week great is that we were finally allowed to file for monetization of our leave credits. It’s just 10 days but it still is money. And I need money at this point. My mom has been bugging me to buy her this cooling device for her Cavite home. This daughter is known for her obedience and heart when it comes to her family (ehem) and so, I might give in to her wish when my money arrives.
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I’m glad to have accomplished a lot last Saturday. It pays to wake up early. It pays more when you take your daily schedule seriously. As early as 6:00 a.m. Saturday, the boyfriend and I were already on the road and Cavite-bound with our backseat passengers: Dad, Mom and my sister N. We sent them to my parent’s place in Cavite. Dad and Mom had been with us here in Manila since end of February and it was time for them to go back to their permanent abode. My sister N, on the other hand, joined them to spend her semestral break there.
The trip was in great timing because the boyfriend and I were also attending a tourism seminar and food tasting at Republic of Cavite in Trece Martires City. The program there would start at 9:00 a.m. After arriving at our Cavite home and unloading the car trunk’s contents, we immediately left for our next activity for the day. We were the first participants to arrive in the venue. Cool. We killed time by taking photos of our surroundings. Soon after, my fellow bloggers started coming in.
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