Thursday, January 12, 2017

How to Rock a Pair of Boyfriend Jeans


Women secretly borrowed the jeans their boyfriends wore for a number of years before manufacturers took notice. Boyfriend jeans sit lower on your stomach but fit more comfortably than jeans designed for women do. Many women also like that these jeans hug their curves. You can now find boyfriend jeans designed just for women that take everything you love about jeans for guys and customizes those designs for females. As these jeans sometimes make you look a little sloppy, you need to know how to really rock a pair and show off your figure.

Get the Right Fit

The point of wearing boyfriend jeans is that you can show off your figure while still feeling comfortable. Far too many women wear jeans that are just a little too big. If the pair slides off your hips, or you feel yourself constantly tugging them up, you need to go down a size or more. The jeans should sit flat on your stomach, hug your buttocks and hips and fall to the knee or just above the knee. Look for a pair that fits right and feels comfortable after a few hours of wear too.

Choose the Right Shoes

One of the best things about boyfriend jeans is that you can wear a pair with almost any type of shoe. A hot trend among women today is the pairing of these jeans with ankle booties. Instead of wearing full boots that will rise up over the hem of your pants, you can rock booties that stop just below the hem. Booties look great with distressed jeans and those with frayed hems. Classic sneakers work equally well, and if you want to make a bold impression, you can pair your jeans with stilettos. 

Add a Great Shirt

In the same way that boyfriend jeans go with so many different types of shoes, the jeans also look great with almost any shirt. You can wear a fitted tee shirt for a more casual look, or you can show off some skin with a shirt that stops just below your natural waist line. Knocker shirts, which are similar to tank tops, look great with these jeans too. These shirts are a little longer and provide more coverage than tank tops do. Complete your look with a hoodie or a classic sweater worn with boyfriend jeans on a cold day.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

My Son Was Finally Home

My son went back home to the Philippines earlier than expected.  It was a pleasant surprise though as I am really looking forward to see him and to have him with us for the holidays.  We picked him up from the airport on the 13th of December, just in time for our wedding anniversary the following day. Although his Dad was not here to celebrate this very important day, I was happy enough that my son came home to give me a company on this very special occasion. His sister was having her OJT which is a requirement in school so without my son, probably I was alone that date. :) 




It was a day well spent with him and he gave me a treat on our wedding anniversary ( a good substitute for his Dad) indeed.  We just hang out in his favorite coffee shop and had a simple dinner afterwards with her younger sister.  I have proven once again that a grand celebration is not necessary to be complete.  A good dinner and coffee with people who matters most to you is in itself complete.

I thank God for this opportunity to see my son again in flesh.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Business As Usual

I had lots of inquiries for cakes and cupcakes as early as November, this gave me the thought that Filipinos are really looking forward to Christmas season.  I was extra happy that my son was now here at home to help me with all the baking tasks.  Undeniably, my son is very good at designing, he has a great artistic skills and I can't help admiring him for that.  Sometimes, our customers would request for this and that design for their cup cake toppers and it was not an easy job, I tell you. Creating these designs for fondant cup cakes is a very complicated process, and I would say...time consuming.  You need to have a passion for what you do, otherwise you will give up.  There are times, we sleep so late just to finish all the orders.  At any rate, our consolation with what we do is when customers appreciated our efforts and compliment our designs and the taste of the cakes, of course.  Here are  some of the baked goodies we did for our beloved customers:









I really love to bake.  If not for the long years I've spent in the corporate world, probably I should have started baking earlier.  It was actually a dream come true for me.  When you love what you do, no matter how difficult, time consuming or complicated it is, you will always have that energy to continue. That is because you are happy with what you are doing and that translates to the products you are producing.  When I'm not busy with orders, I see to it that I would always have fresh cakes and baked goodies for my family and their friends, too. I am glad when I see them enjoying what I cook or bake.  This gives me a sense of fulfillment as a Mom.

I hope I could continue doing things that I love for a longer period of time.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Our Buma Hotel Experience At Subic

I was watching an episode of "Home Sweetie Home" at ABS-CBN last Sunday and I was surprised to see that Buma Hotel in Subic was included in their location shoots.  This suddenly reminded me that I am yet to do a review of our Buma Hotel experience.  We stayed in this family-friendly hotel in Olongapo for a quick R&R.   Since we are from Olongapo, going in and out of Subic Bay is as easy and fast as a breeze.  I am just happy that we have this opportunity to live in an area where there is a nearby tourist destination.  I knew for a fact that there are lots of people from Manila and other nearby towns who regularly visit Subic and it's so many attractions.  For now, I am just happy to share with you two weekends spent at Buma Hotel.  Yes, two weekends because this happened on two different dates. 

It was a lazy boring day when my daughter suddenly asked me if we can go for an afternoon swim.  I asked her if she already have a place in mind, of course I was thinking that it would just be inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone since going to Subic town in Zambales won't be a good idea since I am yet to catch up with my night classes.  I don't want my students to miss me that day. :) Well, kidding aside, we've decided to pack our things and leave the house past ten o'çlock in the morning on a Saturday. We decided to have a lunch somewhere around the area as well so we could try other restaurants, too. We did not have anything fancy for lunch as my daughter Mika is in a rush to swim. well, I couldn't blame her as we did not really have much chance to go out the past weeks due to our busy schedule.  






Buma is accepting customers who just want to make use of the pool for a day and they charged Php250 per person which is consumable. So, you can actually swim and have some snacks from their restaurant. Their pool area is just small but it has a good view of the beach.  There are pool attendants around to attend to customer's needs and also to look after their safety and that's a good point.  Staff are attentive and friendly, as well.  I like it that they will not ask you to go to the restaurant to order the foods and eat there, they handed us a menu while at the pool and asked us to order. They have the foods delivered to us as well, so there is no need for you to leave the pool area.




Needless to say, our pool experience was very good, although it rained that afternoon, that did not stop us from swimming, in fact it added up to the fun. :)

On the succeeding weekend, that was on a Sunday, we went back to Buma Hotel again, but this time we did not swim, we were invited by my niece to attend the dedication and first birthday celebration of their son Samuel Marcus.  The event was held on the third floor of the hotel and the negative comment that I would have here is the absence of the elevator.  I was with my eldest sister who has a knee problem and it was very difficult for her to go up using the stairs.  I wonder if there were disabled people invited, so that would stop them from attending the party unless someone is willing to carry them all the way from the ground floor to the third floor.




Aside from that issue, everything was considered to be acceptable.  The facilities of the hotel is good, not exemplary but worth trying.  The foods, I would rate as average, nothing extra ordinary but can suit the taste of not so picky eaters.  The price range of the items in the menu are within the rates offered by hotel restaurants but if you would go for an overnight stay in the hotel or even few days, I think it would be more practical to try the foods on the nearby restaurants which are actually a lot along that area near to the hotel.  That would not only save you a fortune but would let you try variety of foods as well.

Overall, Buma Hotel would still be worth a visit, however I think that there still lots of hotels around Subic that is more complete in terms of facilities and more affordable too.  Although I would say that I did not at all had a bad experience spending two weekends there, it would be a lot better to make a research like going to Trip Advisor to see what previous clients have to say and compare hotels before you decide booking your stay.  After all, we all deserved a happy and comfortable stay away from home.


Monday, September 26, 2016

Can Music Help Us Relax?

I was not so inclined with music and the arts.  In fact, these are two of my most hated subjects in the elementary and high school days.  I don't sing well, I mean I could carry a tune but my voice only fits to some specific songs.  I don't even know how to play any musical instrument, not even one. Too sad but it's true.  One of my frustrations is to be able to play a guitar but it never happened in my lifetime (wink). But don't get me wrong, though I couldn't sing well, I love listening to music.

Can music help us relax? Well....definitely! I for one, normally resorts to listening to music whenever I feel sad.  In the same manner, I also listen to music whenever I feel happy. Music can cater to all types of emotions.  I love listening to instrumental music, too especially when I am having a full body massage, it's really soothing!  

For those of you who are into music and love to play musical instruments, you can click here to go to musiciansfriend.com , I think they have a complete line of musical instruments and parts for all your needs.  Sometimes, it's best to go to the experts when it comes to dealing with our passion and hobby as they would definitely not put us down.

How about you? Does music relaxes you?


Friday, September 23, 2016

Dealing With Nuisance Neighbors

I wonder if there's a law in the Philippines about dealing with nuisance neighbors, I've heard that in other countries like UK, there is.  I had just been from a series of stressful situations where I had to go to the Barangay to seek for a resolution.  Actually, they are not my own neighbors, but the neighbors of my tenants in our rental property but since they are under my responsibility and that they keep on bugging me about their problems, I have no other option but to make a stand. First, about the noise of the generator which is owned by my tenants.  They were harassed, shouted and embarrassed just because they switch it ON. Was that wrong? I don't think so. Well, if it is, don't they know how to approach and talk in a more civilized manner? Do they really have to resort to that? Second, their dog cage which was placed beside the fence in their own yard.  The nuisance neighbor was ordering them to relocate it.  For God sake, how could anyone interfere in on how they should place things inside the own lot and yard from which they have jurisdiction as tenants?  This is getting ridiculous! The third and the last one which had given me so much stress was the fact that they have prevented us from putting up additional hollow blocks to the fence to make the fence higher and thus avoid seeing them from time to time.  They were claiming and insisting that the fence belong to them despite the fact that majority of the neighbors who had seen us building the same were attesting that we are the rightful owner of the fence.  In fact, it is is within our lot boundary.  They are screaming, saying offensive words and even harassing the workers who are supposed to build the fence. I have never encountered dealing with such kind of people who are barbaric and unreasonable.  

Dealing with nuisance neighbors is really hard and very stressful.  They do not understand the law, the technicalities and even the reasonable grounds which are already very obvious. They would answer back in a very illogical manner and even insist on their ignorance.  In this kind of situation, the only way out is to deal with them legally, which is not also very easy as you have to go through a lot of steps and it will really be a long process.  I have dealt with them in Barangay level which unfortunately did not give us justice as there seemed to be "siding" to the other party who happened to be a Purok Leader. Matter was not investigated thoroughly and let us settle temporarily which is favorable to the other.  My next step? Well, obviously, I have to seek advises from other agencies of the government to confirm where we stand.  Dealing with these kind of nuisance neighbors is not so easy.  One thing is for sure, don't deal with them without the presence of an official.  Don't go down to their level and do not ever resort to verbal arguments without the proper authority to mediate. These people are used to having troubles and close minded. They want to prove that they can overpower you at all timers. By showing to them that you are resorting to legal actions would give them the impression that you are not giving up your rights and that you are not a kind of person who can easily sway to their wants.  Be tough, talk to proper authorities, if you think resolution was not done fairly, do the next step.  There is really nothing wrong with fighting for your rights for as long as you have done everything legally, in good faith and within your rightful means.  

I think it's about time that we have to have laws in place dealing with nuisance neighbors.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

How Much Are You Willing To Spend On Your Passion?

I've been asking this question a number of times because I've seen a lot of collectors spending huge amount of money buying stuff for their collection, and what do we get out of it? Satisfaction...of course!  Indeed, there's no price tag to happiness.  Your passion could be in gardening, home decor, sports, books or music.  I myself is hooked into gardening and home decorating, but the question, how much I am willing to spend for this depends on whether it would be beneficial in the end?

For example, in the case of gardening, I believed that if I am able to tend a beautiful garden at home, I would be less interested going out of the house coz my home would already be a beautiful sanctuary and a perfect place for me to relax and unwind. That translates to saving money that I am supposed to spend elsewhere every time I get out of the house.  Apart from that, if I go for vegetable gardening, I would be saving an extra amount for my grocery budget especially that vegetables can be too expensive at times.  I guess others would be spending much for their passion because they are thinking that one day, that passion could be an opportunity to earn.  Musicians for example would be willing to spend for special guitars like  evh wolfgang thinking that someday they could turn their passion into a profession where they could make it a source of living.  I know some people who wouldn't think the same way, what is important to them is self satisfaction.  As I've said, there's no price tag to happiness.

How much you are willing to spend on your passion depends on your financial standing of course. I think everyone should consider their priorities.  In the end, we couldn't be happier knowing that we are not providing well for our family's needs.


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