3 Things I am Grateful For

Do you realize how powerful your thoughts and words are?

2 years ago, I’ve been constantly whining over my life, how it was too boring and routinary and comfortable. I wanted to experience something dramatic to have a more interesting and exciting life. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and look out for more challenges. I wanted a drama, this Universe conspired and made it happen. 2013-2014 surely is the worst and most uncomfortable and challenging and dramatic year for me. I’ve never felt so down and depressed and lost.

I want you guys to be more careful with your thoughts, wishes and words. Never ever wish for a drama!

Anyway, here are the 3 things I am most grateful for today:

1. Grateful for my fast internet connection. Internet became my escape. It’s so nice that I can watch a lot of youtube tutorials, from make up to cooking to making loom bands to playing Bass guitar! I know nothing about bass guitar, so while browsing online, I saw this video and instantly it caught my interest! Got inspired by this young lady who learned to play bass by just watching youtube videos:

Mad skills right there! She didn’t even know how to read chords, she’s just playing it by ear. So cool. I know i know, it might be too late and ambitious to learn playing bass but who knows. HAHA. If I get enough money and time and right amount of passion, I might buy a Fender bass guitar and learn to play it.

2. Grateful for friends who have shown support in any way they can – from childhood friends, gradeschool/high school/college classmtes, officemates, neighbors, churchmates to blogfriends, I will never ever forget your kindness guys!

3. Grateful for the support of my family and relatives. I feel that I am so much closer now to them than I had been in the past. Thank you and I love you. Even if there’s a lot of pain now, everything would be all right someday.

What are the things you’re most grateful for?

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My current favorite website – Spotify!

My current favorite website – Spotify! Thank you! I can now delete hundreds (maybe even thousands) of MP3s in my hard drive! Yesss that means more space, so hopefully, my laptop will load a lot faster now.

Spotify is basically an internet radio. You can create your own playlist and play it anytime, anywhere as long as there’s internet connection on your laptop, tablet or smart phone!

Just like Facebook, Spotify emphasizes sharing. It allows you to follow your friends and favorite artists to see what they’re listening to. You will also receive a notification when the people you follow add music to their playlists. So fun!

They have free and premium (no advertisements) accounts. Sign up and enjoy!

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Happily Ever After


photo from weddingbella

A lot of my friends are planning to get married/engaged this year! WHYY?? Hhaha.

Because she knows how much I enjoy beading, one girl friend, graciously asked me to create a personalized lavender and silver wedding cord to be used on her wedding this November. I haven’t started yet, but as soon as I have all the materials ready, I’ll have it done right away.

There’s one guy friend who probably thought I was a jeweler. Friend, I don’t have any idea about the price of engagement rings and gold wedding rings. HAHA. But I’m guessing they’re expensive. Don’t worry, I’ll ask, and if you need creative planning to help you execute your romantic proposal, I’m just a text away!

Another friend who used to be adamant about getting married is finally taking the plunge! I feel so much joy for the two of you as you join your lives in marriage! Love you guys!

And another guy friend who’s seriously considering of getting married right away (in 3 months time), after having told the girl about his feelings just recently. I am appalled!!! But if you feel in your heart that she’s the ONE, go for it!

Early congratulations guys! Wish you all a lifetime of wonderful memories!

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Construction of MRT7 To Begin Before 2014 Ends

Finally! Here’s good news for everyone, after years of delay, MRT 7 will begin its construction soon, hopefully before this year ends.

It’s a 22.8-kilometer train line with 14 stations which will start at Tala, Caloocan City, and pass through Lagro and Fairview, Novaliches, Batasan, Diliman, PHILCOA, before ending at EDSA corner North Avenue in Quezon City.

The proposed train project is expected to serve 2 million commuters.

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If you guys are planning to buy a property, please consider San Jose Del Monte City, Bulacan — flood free, affordable and accessible! Check out my other website to see the available low cost housing in San Jose del Monte Bulacan (yes, I am a part-time this that and more!!!haha). I’ve been there a couple of times and I tell you San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan is the next mega city in the Philippines. The progress is backed-up by well known developers like Ayala Land, SM Development Group and San Miguel Corporation.

Currently, these are the existing projects in San Jose del Monte:

Colinas Verdes – A subdivision with Country Club
Altaraza – A commercial and residential complex currently being built by Ayala Land
MRT City – With SM Mall and BUS Terminal
Savano Park – A commercial area currently under construction in front of Altaraza
ABS-CBN SoundStage – The Hollywood of the Philippines
Expansion of Alat Bridge – The bridge that connects Caloocan and San Jose del Monte are being expanded to sport a 4 line hiway.

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Maris Racal Rising Acoustic Sweetheart

I don’t often watch local TV shows but one boring night, while browsing channels and looking for something to watch, I chanced upon this PBB 24×7 livestream (ch 139, Sky Cable) and that’s how I got hooked to PBB All In! IKR, so jologs haha. But the show was was funny as hell. So interesting to see people with different personalities clash, backstab and form alliance. There were a lot of funny and touching moments too.

One housemate who really caught my attention is Maris Racal, a 16 yo student from Tagum City Davao. You would go speechless by looking at the talent of this kid.

Here are a few her covers:


You Give Me Something (James Morrison)


Don’t Know Why (Norah Jones)


You By Carpenters

She learned to play the guitar by just watching youtube videos! Must get a guitar in guitar center.com now and start watching tutorials online, hopefully, I can be half as good as her!

Aside from guitar and singing, she also plays the piano, ukelele, violin and cajon box! She can also act and dance. This kid is a total package. She’s also very kind, knows what she wants and fights for it and very funny! Definitely a good role model to the kids who watched the show.

Maris ended up as the 2nd Big Placer. Not bad at all considering she was the youngest and the only regular housemate in the Big 4 (competed against a beauty queen/model, teen star and model/actor).

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Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science (VALMASCI)

Welcome to the Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science, where Valenzuela City nurtures its future.

The new campus of Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science in A. Pablo Street, Brgy. Malinta, Aug. 26, 2014. PHOTO BY MARK CAYABYAB/VALENZUELA CITY PIO

From the old science high school, having only 13 classroom and one science laboratory, the new Valenzuela City School of Mathematics and Science is equipped with 20 spacious classrooms which will only hold from 35 to 40 students per section.

This four-storey, 20-classroom edifice is envisioned to be the cradle of Philippine society’s future trailblazers. On its 7,200-square-meter floor they will take their first steps towards greatness.

This school has been built as a city government project under its Education 360-Degree Investment Program.

Premises and Facilities


VALMASCI provides students and teachers alike, the most comfortable learning environment. At a floor area of 63 square meters, each classroom can comfortably seat 40 students.


Chemistry Laboratory

This 126-meter fully furnished Chem Lab consists of chemical resistant top or chemtop workstations with gas lines and faucets, and can individually seat up to 40 students.

It has a separate lecture room that has a mounted whiteboard for offline lectures, and an Interactive Smartboards or Whiteboards which are also installed in other specialty learning labs.

Since the safety and health of students are of paramount importance, the Chem Lab has built-in safety mechanisms installed: a Fume Hood Assembly with exhaust that will enable students to handle hazardous chemicals in a contained environment, a Safety Shower with eye wash station that can be used during accidental chemical spills and a well-stocked Wall Mounted First Aid Kit to immediately treat wounds of students arising from experimental emergencies.


Collaborative Room

This is where students will do all their group work.

Take a look at that whiteboard. That is not your run-of-the-mill whiteboard; that is an interactive Smartboard that functions as an electronic whiteboard and a computer screen. No, you can’t use a marker on it. It comes with a stylus. Each of the six laboratories we saw at the first floor has Smartboards.


Computer Room

The Computer Room holds 40 workstations allotted for students and one central workstation for the professor.

Installed with licensed Windows 7 Professional Operating System and with the latest Microsoft Office software package, the Intel i3 4 Gig workstations are powerful enough to withstand enormous graphics applications like Corel and Adobe Photoshop. These advanced creative softwares are to be covered in the students’ Computer classes.

Aside from the latest hardware specifications of the computer sets, all workstations have dedicated LAN ports, making this facility hard-wired for fastest internet connection experience.


Library

VALMASCI students may do most of their reading on the Internet most of the time now, but nothing beats the pleasure of reading a good old book.

The VALMASCI library will provide the students a wide range of reading choices – from scientific journals to literary classics. This library, exclusive for VALMASCI students, can definitely inspire young Valenzuelano scientists to see the world from different points of
view.


Mathematics Laboratory

The Mathematics Laboratory is especially designed to be the finest training room in campus for sharpening and harnessing competent and achiever students who usually compete in national and international math quiz bowls, mathletes, math wizards, and math olympiads.

This Math lab can accommodate 40 persons.


Physics and Robotics Laboratory

The Physics and Robotics Laboratory is where students can drop apples to the ground and study Newton’s laws of gravity, put up planks and explore the ideas behind motion, force and energy, and discover surface tensions or the reason why it hurts a lot when you land on your back in the pool, and other cool stuff brought to us by Physics experiments.

The Physics and Robotics Laboratory has specifically designed chemtop workstations provided with electrical outlets while the double sink cabinets that carry the water lines have been separated and put away from the electric sockets to ensure safety of student. We do not want any students to be electrocuted while doing electric and physics-related experiments.

Like the state-of-the-art Chem and Bio Labs, this lab has carefully installed Safety Shower and Eye wash Station and Wall Mounted First Aid Box as safety mechanisms, and the Interactive Smartboards for a conducive and engaging lectures and discussions.


Speech Laboratory

This is where students can effectively practice their diction, intonation, and speech while teachers can effectively facilitate and guide in the interactive learning of the English language.

The air-conditioned facility with individual speech stations can accommodate up to 35 students. The central language development equipment consists of a powerful Intel i3 and 4 gig memory CPU installed with specially designed speech lab control software.

It has state-of-the-art speaker system, complete with sound mixer, sound limiter, and power amplifier in case students and teachers may have difficulty in hearing each other.


The entire campus is also a WIFI zone, a vantage point of the finest learning facilities in this technological age. Building this “crown jewel” of the local educational system cost the city government Php 199M, which included site development, building construction, equipment and furniture.


Inside VALMASCI

To be admitted in ValMaSci, the applicant must be a resident of the city; must not have a grade in any subject lower than 85; and must pass the admission exam. The top two students of each graduating elementary batch are exempted from taking the exam.

The ValMaSci curriculum is composed largely of advanced science and mathematics subjects. Of the 13 subjects in every year level, four are science and mathematics subjects.

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WHOAH!

For someone who was born and raised in Valenzuela City, this is something truly remarkable, impressive and admirable. Thank you Valenzuela City government and Valenzuela taxpayers! Kudos to Mayor for all the initiatives.

(c) Valenzuela FB page

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Mid Length Haircut for Chubby Faces

Do you also get anxious when getting a haircut? I do! There had been a few instances when I would end up going to 2 different salons in a day just to get my hair done. I do have my favorite hairstylist but because I live far from my hometown, I don’t get to see him often these days.

My hair right now is on my shoulder blades, I need to cut it just a little below my shoulders so it’ll be easier to manage. I also want to get new hair colors! It’s been 2 years since my last revlon hair. I want a Chestnut Brown hair color with caramel highlights. I want to try something similar to the 3rd and 5th pic from that collage. I need those uneven layers so I could hide my chubby cheeks. What do you think?

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My Top 5 Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014


Himig Handog P-pop Love Songs 2014


1. MARION AUNOR – Pumapag-Ibig – my early favorite! First time I heard it, na-LSS agad ako. 100 points for being pop na pop and very RELEVANT haha. Ito talaga ang bet ko na manalo! Fun lang, walang masyadong saysay hahaha. Lakas maka-High School!

Pumapag-Ibig performed by Marion Aunor
featuring Rizza Cabrera & Seed Bunye
Words & Music by Jungee Marcelo Vocal Harmony by Krina Cayabyab Drums by Niño Regalado Bass by Karel Honasan Keyboards by Marlon Oliveros Guitars/Ukulele by Janno Queyquep Recording by Dan Tañedo Mixed and Mastered by Dhuntz Tañedo at Bellhaus Studios Arranged & Produced by Jungee Marcelo
Lyric Video Edit by Archelle de Belen & Eaizen Almazan

2. MICHAEL PANGILINAN – Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako - Ouch! Ang lungkot! 100 points because of the Violin + Piano. Ang ganda nun melody. Pang LGBT daw. “Pare” is universal term naman so it applies din sa boy-girl relationship.

Pare Mahal Mo Raw Ako performed by Michael Panglinan
Words & Music by Joven Tan Arranged & Produced by Paulo Zarate Recorded by Jan Levi Sanchez Mixed by Martin Andrew Guevara at Studio Z Audio Productions & Recording Studios Live Violin Track by Princess Ybañez
Lyric Video Edit by Archelle de Belen & Eaizen Almazan


3. HAZEL FAITH DELA CRUZ – Everything Takes Time - 100 points para sa lyrics na puno ng words of encouragement LOLS. Dedicated to my youngest sister, Inday! Take it slow Mao-er!  

Everything Takes Time performed by Hazel Faith Dela Cruz
Words & Music by Hazel Faith Dela Cruz Vocal Supervision & Background Vocals by Arnie Mendaros Guitars by Noel Mendez Recording Engineer by Marvin Tamayo Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Albert Tamayo Recorded at CFC Music Recording Studio
Lyric Video Edit by Archelle de Belen & Eaizen Almazan


4. BUGOY DRILON – Umiiyak Ang Puso (Official Lyric Video) – 100 points for being excessively sentimental haha. Masarap pakinggan after ng break up. Iyak pa moreee!!! 

Umiiyak Ang Puso performed by Bugoy Drilon
Words & Music by Rolando “Ronnie” Azor Arranged by Albert Tamayo Live Guitar by Noel Mendez Produced by Arnie Mendaros Mixed and Mastered by Albert Tamayo at Studio 1103
Lyric Video edit by Archelle de Belen & Eaizen Almazan


5. MORISETTE AMON – Akin Ka Na Lang (Official Lyric Video) – Eto pa ang isang super mushy. Swak na theme song ng mga ayaw mag move-on.

Akin Ka Na Lang performed by Morissette Amon
Words & Music by Francis “Kiko” Salazar Arranged & Produced by Francis Kiko Salazar Back-up Vocals by Francis “Kiko” Salazar Mixed & Mastered by Dante Tañedo at Bellhaus Studio
Lyric Video Edit by Archelle de Belen & Eaizen Almazan

Runner up — Mahal Kita Pero by Janella Salvador and Mahal ko o Mahal Ako by KZ Tandingan.

Kayo, anong bet nyo?

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LUMINA PLARIDEL, LOW COST HOUSING IN BULACAN, AS LOW AS 2,091/MONTH


Entrance to LUMINA HOMES PLARIDEL

Here’s your opportunity to buy an affordable and high quality PAGIBIG Rent-To-Own House & Lot in Bulacan!

Front Door

Own this for as low as 2,091/month!

LUMINA PLARIDEL
Developed by Vista Land (sister company of Camella Homes)
Brgy. Culianin, Plaridel Bulacan

Lumina Plaridel is located in a well-strategized location, near every establishment in Plaridel and has easy-access going to Manila. It offers a quality-affordable houses with amenities like guarded subdivision’s entrance and exit, distinct commercial establishment inside the subdivision, jogging path, clubhouse and playground.

HOW TO GET THERE: From Cubao, ride Bus (5 Star/Baliwag Transit/ED Transport) going to Plaridel, Bulacan — 1 hour bus ride. Stop at Plaridel Crossing then ride a tricycle going to Brgy. Culianin.

SAMPLE COMPUTATION:

AIRENE (INNER UNIT)
LOT AREA: 36sqm
FLOOR AREA: 22sqm

TOTAL CONTRACT PRICE: 450,243
RESERVATION FEE: 3,000
ESTIMATED LOAN AMOUNT: 412,600
DOWNPAYMENT: 37,643
DOWNPAYMENT TERMS: 12 months
MONTHLY DOWNPAYMENT: 2,887

MONTHLY AMORT (30 YRS): 2,091
MONTHLY AMORT (20 YRS): 2,667
MONTHLY AMORT (10 YRS): 4,276

More PICTURES HERE

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The World’s Most Loved CEO

Sooo much awesomeness in this video!!! And what an incredible boss!!! This makes me want to be an amazing CEO someday. CHARROT!

When employees at online luxury retailer Net-A-Porter learned that their much-loved CEO Mark Sebba was stepping down, they knew a conventional celebration wouldn’t do. So they planned an amazing sendoff that he’ll remember for the rest of his life.

Offices in New York, New Jersey, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Charlton also participated in the big surprise.

Watch watch watch and be inspired!

(c) abc7news

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