Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Theme Of The Year: SUCCESS 2016

Hello Pretties,

The first month of the year is ending so soon, how's everything so far? Before 2015 ended, my group in FB was asking for a theme, everyone shared their  chosen theme and explain why they chose it, and there I came up with my own theme for this year... SUCCESS!!!
Why Success? 2014 and 2015 were not an easy year for us, so many heartbreaking moments and disappointments but the positive side of it is that we CONQUERED all the hardships and blessed that we are still standing strong with so much courage and stronger faith in God. Hubby and I were talking the other day and we looked back for what we encountered last year and we were amazed that we surpassed everything, how God miraculously showed us that He is with us in our journey. All praises to you Lord!
photo source here
So why nga ba Success? I want to see many success stories in our lives from small to big things. One of those is the Success of adjusting my body clock, I am an early riser now, yehey. Since we came from our vacation I wake up at 5:45 am, make a simple breakfast and eat breakfast with hubby. So everyday I can say that my morning starts with a successful joy. I feel great that we have a few minutes to bond with each other before he go to work. I have to work on pa on how to be busy the whole day as I am preventing myself from taking a nap or sleeping para I can sleep early at night. You know that I am not the typical housewife, I am not a fan of organizing, decorating and cleaning hahaha, good thing is that my husband is ok with it. But I can assure you that there's always food on our table.
Other good things on setting a theme is that I became calmer and peaceful pramis nagchachat kami ng friend ko and I told her na mas mabait ako ngayon even my husband noticed it. I seldom rant (seldom talaga hahaha I am not perfect) basta hindi na ako mareklamo sa buhay ngayon. I am in a better place now (literally? hehehe ) I am more focused on our time together, no more parties na di ko naman talaga nakahiligan since teenager ako, nagcollege sa manila (so more on free ako magparty if I want) nung mag work, at nung sa singapore days namin we have a small group lang talaga kami lang housemates hehehe. So ang character ko talaga ay homebody hihihi, Homebody talaga hahaha! Ang hirap kasi talaga ng group na malaki and minsan added stress lang talaga. Me kasi I am contented to the few people in my life, meron dito sa online, (blogging and fb group), basta I found 1 or 2 treasured na people lang in every seasons of my life na for keeps talaga.
Basta very good talaga ako ngayong January, what I learned talaga is that starting my day happy makes the entire day happy. I am excited for more small and big daily success stories to unfold.

Kayo what is your theme for this year? Care to share and let me know how it changed your perspective daily.

hugs and kisses!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Amarante Champs Elysees Hotel

Hotel will really make or break your trip, we didn't make an itinerary for our trip. My husband is always the in charge in finding for our accomodation, alam naman na nya ang gusto ko. Syempre number 1 to consider is the budget from there we will choose the best option available. And super happy ako and will credit this to my husband for choosing Amarante Champs Elysees Hotel. It is very close to Arc d' Triomphe and to Champs Elysees Avenue, as in isang kanto lang. We were able to walked from our hotel to the christmas village and to the Eiffel Tower.

Let me tour you to our room.

The hotel is an old hotel you can see it from the carpet but I love it. The size of our room is ideal na for me kasi maliliit lang talaga ang room sa Paris unless 5 star hotel. Very clean and comfortable ng bed. I like the size of our bed too.

the entrance of the room, the cabinets were at the side.


 our bed

There's a smnall fridge at the bottom part of that cabinet.

The Bathroom.

 Tapos isang kanto lang from Champs Elysees Avenue, winner talaga.

I will consider this hotel again on our next trip to Paris, yes hindi ako magsasawa to admire the beauty of this City. =)

For more info you can visit their website here


Note: This is not a paid post, and everything is based on our experience.

Christmas in Paris =)

Hello Pretties,

I know it is already 2016 now but let me share to you the glimpse of the last days of my 2015. We can't afford to go home for so many reasons so my husband asked me to decide on where we will be celebrating Christmas. I am thinking of Prague but the charm of Paris won. After we booked our tickets, we were scouting for an afforable hotel with a nice location, I suddenly checked my facebook and there was a news about the attacked in Paris from there I am willing to let go of our bookings because I was scared. My husband was ok with the idea to pursue our trip because he said the security is tighter and it is safer to go. It was only two weeks before our flight when we booked our hotel. It is very near to the Champs Elysees which made me love our hotel so much. The first time we went to Paris we stayed in Montmartre area and I realized that it is not really a good location for our trip since my aim for that trip was just walking around the city and feel the festive mood in Paris.

We left on the 24th of December, ang saya ng feeling ng field trip hehehe. Although we are missing our family in the Philippines the trip somehow lighten our longing for them. We arrived a few hours before noche buena (Paris time) and had a simple meal with suso hihihi.

That escargot is yummyness!!!

One of the highlights of our trip was to eat in KFC! ay naku sobrang happy ako, kaya if you want to make me happy KFC lang happy na ako, bonus na yung Jollibee sana magkaroon dito =)

There were times during that trip that I was being paranoid, umiiwas ako sa crowded places, I didn't actually enjoy the christmas village kasi di ako nag sstop ng matagal sa isang place. But still it was a indeed a happy Christmas trip.

ang ganda ko sa mga pictures hihihi sorry naman minsan lang makadaya.
It was the same amazing feeling of our first encounter with Eiffel back in 2013. Nakakahawa ata ang ganda ng Eiffel kaya we produced so many nice photos with it.

 Eiffel photos at night

The moment diagram bridge with Eiffel Tower

I am so happy that we still go on this trip, laking panghihinayang siguro kung hindi kami tumuloy. The city was full of christmas lights parang nasa Pinas na din kami. =)

It was indeed a Merry Christmas! I will never forget this wonderful experience. And to those who are planning to spend Christmas in Paris, you'll surely enjoy the experience. 

Hugs and Kisses Everyone!!! 

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Maligayang Pasko

Merry Christmas Pretties! 

Enjoy the holidays with your family! Cheers! 

God bless us all! mwahugs! 😘😘😘

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Week's Best #10: Christmas Market

Hello Pretties! 

How's the christmas shopping? I am sure by now you are all busy attending Christmas parties. I kinda miss those company parties and those days that I am hoping to win the raffle. I won for the first and last time on my first company in Manila, it was an oven, I was very happy to bring my prize from Manila to Quezon hahaha, ang saya saya ko kahit sobrang hirap dalhin kasi ang laki isinakay ko pa din sa bus hahaha, ok lang basta happy ang Inay. 😊

Christmas markets are one of the things I love during this holiday season. Beautiful things and sweet treats are everywhere plus the happy people around make my heart leap for joy. 

Too bad I am too afraid to try to glide...

my love for churros :)

It was a night filled with christmas feeling. 😍🎄❄️

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Week's Best #9: Good Things

Hello Pretties!

How are you? 

As early as Monday last week, blessings poured to us. Winter is here and it is too early to say but right now I am somehow loving it but not as much as I do with summer. The weather here is cold but bright, this is better for me than rainy winter, mas nakakalungkot at mas hirap ako lumabas pag umuulan at gloomy weather. 
One of the things that I enjoy doing at home is trying on some of my clothes  and match them together.
Problem is I don't have tripod to help me capture myself, kaya I used my phone na lang. 

One of the highlights of last week is this sweet treats I received from Mark's officemate from SG. 

It's been almost 3 years since I've tasted this chocolate. Ang smooth talaga ng japanese chocs. 😊

There's more, my husband received this giveaway, we are both very happy. 

Our new Barista is serving us a good tasting coffee. We can choose if we want cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, caffe americano and lungo. The best things in life are free, indeed!!! 

I am not posting about our food budget. Since the purpose of that is for me to know if it is doable and it is, so every week I just buy the same, buti na lang hindi mahirap pakainin si hubby kahit same menu every week hehehe. 
One of our weekly fave is my nilagang manok 😊

*fact about myself: my most favorite part of chicken hehehe ...pwet 😁
Tipid mode pa din kami para sa holiday,  kaya our fridate was a simple treats from mcdo. 

My husband worked on Sunday (masipag para sa aming ekonomiya hihihi) and me, I tried our hometown recipe Tikoy, it is very different sa chinese tikoy, made this without the recipe mismo I just mixed everything na alam ko, masarap sya but not very close sa Tikoy Candelaria. 

my ingredients:

my finished product: 

Bukod sa akin and my family, isa ito sa minahal ni hubby sa Candelaria hehehe :)

enjoy the rest of the week Pretties! 

mwahugs! 😘

Monday, November 16, 2015

Snowy Monday

Hello Pretties, 

Just sharing the first drops of snow I have experienced here in Asker. The beauty of white everywhere makes me feel giddy for Christmas. 

And I think the snow brings luck to me and hubby. 

So much happiness today. 

Have a great week ahead!