Monday, February 28, 2011

Carnival Theme 1st Birthday Party

Yay! Over the weekend, we happily attended a Carnival Theme Party at the Valle Verde 6 Clubhouse. Hip hip hurray...Welcome to Nikki's Carnival! :-)

Carnival Them Birthday Cake complete with the Classic Merry Go Round, Tents and Clowns! Nice! :-)
It was sheer fun and excitement! There's so much happiness radiating to each and every guest, both kids and young at ❤! :-) We excitedly went around the several Carnival booths, while I was really trying my best to get as many pictures as possible and at the same time trying to get through the crowd while amassing lots of goodies!;-P I literally got my hands full! Paging Chase's Ate (Nanny)! ✌ Thank goodness that we run into my university classmate and friend, Atty. May Ann, she's such an angel! :-) Much to our delight...we even missed the eating part of the event, after an hr and 30 mins of playing around, my hubby already arrived to pick us up and we had to go home to Pampanga! ;-P

The party truly reminded me of the good ol' carnivals that I used to love going as a kid, vs. the modern theme parks and the mall-based amusement centers that my son is used to going now. The tent-style booths, the colorful balloons, and the old-fashioned classic games such as the ring toss, shooting games and the fortune telling booths added to the whole and true classic Carnival charm and feel! :-) Party Party! ☺

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Skinfood Marquee Mall Branch Soon to Open

Yay! Skinfood Marquee Mall Branch soon to open! Nice! :-)

SKINFOOD's Food Principles
"To protect your skin for 14 years, not just for 14 days."



Chic & Sassy Complimentary Gift-Wrapping Services

"It isn't the size of the gift that matters, but the size of the heart that gives it."  
~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Complimentary Gift-wrapping Services of Rustan's Department Store...Nice! :-)
I truly have a tendre for gift-giving. Honest! :-) I love giving out gifts as much as I love receiving them! :-) I'm actually trying to instill this to my son, Chase, as well...that as much as possible, to the best of our ability, we don't come empty handed when visiting friends or attending even the simplest gathering. 

Illustrated Guide on Anti-Carjacking 101

I saw this on my hubby's emails, and I immediately wanted to share it, especially to us, mommy drivers. :-) It pays to be always on the safe side! This one is actually very informative, and in a way very appropriate and timely, given the recent mishaps on our country on several carjacking related crimes.

Anti-Carjacking 101 c/o GMA News TV

Friday, February 25, 2011

Clark to Subic Made Easy via SCTEX ✌

Happy *Edsa Friday to one and all! (*Edsa is a celebration of people power and triumph of democracy that we Filipinos commemorate every 25th of February.) :-)

Well, since today marks the beginning of the long weekends, at least for the students and the SAHM's (Stay at Home Moms :-) and the likes...why not head over to Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo for some dining, unwinding, and shopping!? :-) True to the claim of SCTEX (Subic Clark Tarlac Express Way), Subic from Clark is just actually a mere 30-minute drive (within speed limit ;-P that is).

Lush Greens along the SCTEX reminds me of my Euro Trip :-)
Feast your eyes for some fields of greens, and contemplate on how we can do some saving the earth ideas as we see some dry land patches, forest fires etc., and some major advancements on road constructions in the Philippines (finally we're catching up! in fairness, in between hills... Yay! Take that!:-) ...well, at least to ease the long distance drive :-)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Yay! iLife '11 is it! ❤

Hello! Sorry, I've been M.I.A. for a few days!...but would love to share my new found happiness with iLife '11.  I ❤ Mac!

I ❤ iLife 11! :-)

So far everything looks great! I wish I could have many videos on file and wish that more exciting adventures, travel, food trips etc. are waiting for me...I can't wait to start trying out the movie trailer option in iMovie!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Placing Nuffnang Ads in Blogspot Walk Through

I recently added another blog (My Hallyu Diaries✌)  in Nuffnang, the steps would actually be provided on how to put the codes to your blog site, with mine being Blogger, but I still actually had to search the net on how to put the codes just where specifically inside my html codes. This attempt was with little success though,  that I instead had to find where I placed my Nuffnang codes in this site.

So here's a walk through...
  • Copy the codes on Nuffnang
  • Go to blogger,  click the Design Tab
  • Choose Edit Html and tick the Expand Widget Option. 

To place the Leaderboard, which is best to be on top of your header, and just under the navigation bar...

Look for the Body, by clicking CTRL or Command F and type Body, then paste the codes under it, as shown! :-)
To place the Large Rectangle in between contents...

Chic & Sassy Interior Designs

Last weekend we attended the house warming party of our friend. They got adjoining units of Duplex in Enclave Angeles City...one for their use, and the other unit for rental. I just ❤ how they were able to make their home very elegant and classy (envy much :-D ✌). Of course, it's with the help of the interior designer of the developer, and it's expected to be a bit pricey, but the outcomes are simply picture perfect, like straight out of a Home magazine.

Living Room and Dining Area with Black & White Theme

Authentic Thai Lunch in Thai Baht, Angeles City...A-roi! ♨

Sa-wat dee (means Hello)! :-D I just had another great food trip experience with my friend....it's Thai Cuisine Day today at Thai Baht! Delightfully A-roi! (means Delicious in Thai!) ✌


Bagoong Rice (Php 160++ or $3.5)
Thai Baht, Angeles City (Pls. Click on the image to visit the official page!)

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I ❤ my Mac! ✌

I'm actually starting a series of posts about my adventures with my MacBook Pro...we've been together for 5 months now, and going stronger and sweeter everyday! I truly am in ❤ with my Mac! :-D

They say, "once you Mac, you never go Back!"...sounds cheesy, but it's actually kinda true! ☺

My MacBook Pro with a Hard Case in Red! My hubby's anniversary gift to me!  
At first, I was like wishing that there was a book for the dummy on how to transition from a Windows based PC to a Mac because everything was like hello!!! Thankfully, I can just search all the hows in the net, and voila! I'm all set! ☺

Sharing with you my initial birth pains with the transition...
  • So how do you enlarge the size of the window in Mac? 

Monday, February 14, 2011

❤Celebrate Love in Your Family this Valentine's Day❤

Happy Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! :-)

My recent post to Smart Parenting talked about Celebrating the V-Day at home...but more importantly, it's really celebrating ❤ in your family! I would love to share this video I made via iLife, then uploaded via You Tube. It features my favorite song Celebrate Love in Your Family by Roland Bibeau (Beebo) and some of the captured family moments for year 2010. It is also a way to be thankful for the bountiful blessings we had! We live, we laugh and we love together! :-D


The lyrics of the song are also very powerful and very inspirational. Cheers to Celebrating Love in our family from today onwards! Saranghae! ❤❤❤

CELEBRATE LOVE IN YOUR FAMILY LYRICS

(#1) WHEN TIMES ARE GOOD, WHEN TIMES ARE BAD,
WHEN TIMES ARE HAPPY, WHEN TIMES ARE SAD,
YOU NEED LOVE, TO HELP YOU ALONG
YOU NEED LOVE, TO HELP YOU BE STRONG.

Yay! I upgraded my Picnik account to Premium! ✌

I'm absolutely in love with Picnik! I love how the ease in photo editing and stuff allowed me to explore my creativity. Although, I'm still half-hearted on my creative prowess. :-(...awww. Nonetheless, picnik allows me at least to work on my shortcoming as an artist. (haha :-D...because of blogging, I proudly consider myself as an artist! ✌ )

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Up Close & Personal with the Hot Air Balloons

Happy ❤'s Day to everyone! I feel blessed to be given another wonderful opportunity to bond and to celebrate family day Sunday...with a style! ✌  :-D We were able to attend the 16th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011. We went to the the last day of the much celebrated event and fanfare in Clarkfield Pampanga.

The photos will speak on how the amazing and awesome the event was! :-P
Welcome to the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2011!
The Morning Activity started off with the singing of the Philippine National Anthem  with a paragliding exhibition with the Philippine Flag.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

My way back to corporate life while on Sabbatical! ✌

 Are my sabbatical and my SAHM days coming to an end?

Blogging over Coffee! I ❤!
Hmmm...I need some serious thinking, reflecting, and soul searching. Don't get me wrong! I love being a SAHM. The rewards of becoming a stay at home mom are endless. But I had a great career opportunity just within the area where we are currently residing now. It's along the line of my previous career experience of sales and customer development. If ever, I got to be a part of setting up a principal and then be a part of the team which will determine the best go-to market strategy for this specialty consumer product.

My Weekend Dose of Food & Retail Therapy

Lovingly sharing with you my recent indulgence...  :-)

Some minor hoarding at Accessorize... ❤
My Chic & Sassy Finds at Accessorize
I ❤ Accessorize! All the glitz and glamour sort of bring out the prettiest and fabulous girl in me. Their designs are really great finds. I love how I was able to stack up on my collections. Thanks to my friends who contributed to this quest! (Love you! :-)

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P.S. I'm joining the blog hops. I ❤!




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Friday, February 4, 2011

GI Joe & Transformers Toy Action Figures Collections

Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great Chinese New Year's Day! :-) I've been looking over some of my photo albums in iPhoto's and I came across these, which I think are worth sharing! :-)

Welcome to the world of Hasbro! I'm actually sharing my hubby and son's collection of GI Joe's and Transformers... And I thank everyone of our family and friends who continuously help my boys in their quest for world domination and world peace! ;-P

Transformers and GI Joe's Action Figures
Duke and Snake Eyes

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Wifey to JB and Mommy to Chasey :) It's said that one's eyes are windows to one's soul. True! My eyes twinkle when I'm happy, they light up with my smile. I’m no frills! I'm easy to read (except during Poker). I easily get teary eyed on practically both happy and sad things. I'm overly emotional! UP,Toy Story 3, and Glee made me cry with delight.My hubby is my source of strength. He balances that side of my personality. He made me a more self-reliant person.I love being a mom. But be it known that I tend to be OC, paranoid, and definitely see my self as a stage mom.I can't help but throw him parties every year.I love to read. If there is a lifetime membership to Book Lover's Club, I've probably signed in as early as Grade 1. I'm blessed to have a special relationship with God. He is my confidante. I practically talked to him anywhere and anytime about anything. I'm a Kapampangan and supposedly known for having culinary skills.This still needs to be found perfected, but for sure, I can say I'm a gourmand!I love to eat and it shows!Oh well!Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and Happiness is only a state of mind. From today onwards, I intend to live in a Happy Mode!Cheers!