June 22, 2015

Goodluck to our dear friend and his new resto joint

Our friend is opening his restaurant this week. He's been talking about putting up his hole in the wall resto for as long as I've known him. My husband is a picky eater so I know our friend is a good cook. Although he won’t be the one cooking, but it will be his recipes that will be used for the menu. We are all excited for him.

I do hope that the location they will settle his baby in will work well for him. One of his partners owns the property, so I am guessing they have signed in on a pretty nifty deal. I can't wait for Friday, he's been very sweet to us and other people, it is now time to show support.

Grind&co. will serve burgers and chicken. They will also brew their own iced tea and probably serve his famous flavored coffee. I wanted to bring in as much of my friends working or residing near Thomas Morato Quezon City this Friday, but he said it is just the soft opening so better wait til after its fully operational.

I just know it will be great, if I have ever known anyone to love food as much as this one guy does, well I just know he won’t be serving crap. This is one guy who sure knows good food.

A Little Something For The Hubby

Father’s day is fast approaching. Since our daughter is still a toddler and couldn’t give my husband a gift for father’s day, I decided to buy him one of those d angelico guitars that he has been talking about for a long time now. I just know that he will be ecstatic when he receives it from me one of these days.

I’ll wrap it with newspaper and make him guess the content. He would probably think that it is something cheap because I always go crazy when it comes to our budget. I am imagining what his reaction will be. Maybe he’ll get really sentimental and take us on a long trip. But one thing is for sure, he will enjoy it as much as I did when I got it for him.

June 12, 2015

Achieving Happiness with a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle for me includes eating fruits, vegetables and lean meat as well as having regular physical activities like jogging, swimming or biking. This doesn’t mean I don’t allow myself to eat pizza, burger or ice cream, I still do but I limit it to once to twice a week. These are the days I call cheat days. I also have lazy days when I would just lie in my bed to read a good book or just play a game on my iPod. But again, I try my best to limit these days because I believe that inactivity would do me no good.

It is important to have a healthy lifestyle even at a young age because a strong and healthy body impacts our psychological health as well as our social life. When our body is at its best, we feel good and we have a good outlook in life. This kind of mood affects the way we interact with other people because as we feel the happiness within ourselves, we bring that happiness to other people.

Turning Excited For The School Year

My baby girl is attending school for the first time this year. It is still a few months from now, but I am getting more excited by the minute. My husband and I cannot wait. We started to buy school bags and lunch boxes from this site. The coloring materials and other stuff will follow later.

I guess all parents eventually go through this stage. For now, we are more excited about the school year than our little girl. It cannot be helped. Also, I have been talking to other moms so I can learn a thing or two about my child’s safety. I think I am very prepared for this. The only thing I have to do now is get myself ready for the separation anxiety.

May 13, 2015

Running a Business While Managing Your Home

Some children complain that their parents do not have time for them because of their businesses. They say that their parents travel most of the time; if they are here, they come home very late at night. In the morning, they are still asleep when they go to school. They rarely see each other. I can’t believe this for I don’t think that one’s business should keep one away from his or her family. In fact, having one’s business will give parents more chances to have more quality time with their children.

Being an employee ties me to my work, and it does not give me free hand to take care of my family. First, when there are events at school, I cannot just leave my work. I have to ask for permission before I could take a leave of absence. Whereas, if I have my own business, I can delegate my work anytime, and I can attend school functions as much as I’d like to. Second, having my own business will make me reachable . My son can stay with me if he has no school. I can look after him anytime, anywhere. He can talk to me as long as he needs me. As an employee, I don’t have these privileges. Some companies like mine do not allow employees to use mobile phones what more babysit children at work.

I long to be with my son every minute of the day, so I’m really working on having a business of my own. This way, I can be more flexible with my schedule.

A Guitar For Shredding

Never in my life have I heard of the 7 String guitars until recently. A friend of mine who I haven’t seen for the longest time told me that he was sending a package to my house. As I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Ibanez guitar. However, the number of strings made me curious because instead of the usual 6, there were 7.

At first, I thought that it was a defect so I called my friend to ask what the deal was. He told me then that there were really guitars like that which were made for shredding. The extra string provides additional range in bass. It made me realize that though I thought I knew everything about guitars, there were still new things to learn.

April 6, 2015

Sitting with the Scenario Writer

I never met a scenario writer in person before. But at my movie premiere, I sat beside him. He already knows the story of the movie, and I also have known but there are several differences from the novel I wrote. He said that he tried to make the movie funnier than the book. I know that the result of the movie is slightly difference from the book. But I still loved it.

I think a great scenario writer is able to capture the essence of the book, especially for adapted screenplay. The scenario writer for my book is being able to make my book as whole in difference perspective. He focused more on the past of my heroine and the result is awesome. Besides, the actress that played the heroine is also a singer, so her beautiful songs clearly make the movie more interesting. I am really proud with the movie.