Saturday, June 9, 2012

Giveaway: MichEatsandShops X Flawless Beauty

Hi everyone! I'm back to share you this giveaway I recently joined. Mich of MichEatsandShops is currently having this awesome giveaway! Four (4) lucky winners get to have the chance to win Flawless Beauty goodies. I read a lot of raves about their products and I'm so ecstatic as I'm joining this and I'm having all hopes to win any of them. haha. (fingers crossed)

Here are the products you get to win.

Want them? Go and head on to Mich's site and try your luck!
Click HERE.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Akbar, Hataman families bury the hatchet

[Isabela City, Basilan] – Basilan Governor Jum Akbar and ARMM OIC Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman led fellow Basileños in the signing of “A Covenant of Solidarity for Peace and Development in Basilan” at the Basilan State College, this City.

The huge gymnasium was filled with supporters and well-wishers as two of the most powerful political families in Basilan finally came together to forge an alliance “for peace and development” that is now being dubbed as “the Basilan model”, worthy to be emulated throughout the rest of the ARMM, and according to DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo, even throughout the Philippines, citing the example of Abra Province in North Luzon.

“Ginusto po namin ang reconciliation na ito, unang-una, bilang pagsunod sa utos ng ating mahal na panginoong Allah. Pangalawa po ay para maisakatuparan na ang matagal nang pangarap ng ating mga kapwa Basileño na magkasundo na ang dalawang pamilyang ito.” Gov. Jum Akbar, matriarch of the Akbar Clan, summed up the sentiments of her family in an emotional message before the assembled crowd, which included, among others, Secretary Robredo, OPAPP Secretary Teresita Deles and the four other Governors of the ARMM.

She added: “Kung katahimikan at kaunlaran po ang siyang minimithi ng mas nakararami, handang-handa po kaming magsakripisyo at gawin ang lahat para maisakatuparan lamang ito.”

Initial talks between the two families started nearly six months back, with emmisaries from the Basilan Ulama Supreme Council sent by Gov. Hataman to approach Gov. Akbar for a possible rapprochement. A meeting was likewise held in Malacañang with no less than President Benigno Aquino III manifesting his desire for the two families to finally come to terms with each other. A series of consultations ensued on both sides, as the clan leaders reached out to family members.

“We are definitely looking forward to this new chapter in the lives of Basileños everywhere.” Basilan Ulama Secretary General and Provincial Board Member Yusop Alano said. “We should all welcome this new alignment, as this will surely bring peace and development to Basilan.”

In a message delivered on behalf of the League of Mayors, Chapter President Alih Sali, Mayor of Akbar Municipality, added “as much as we wished to stay loyal to our political alliances, we prayed very hard for a reconciliation between and among our leaders.”

The Akbar and Hataman families used to be political allies, until the 2004 elections when both families parted ways, running and fielding their own allies in different tickets. The rivalry came to a head on November 13, 2007 when erstwhile Akbar patriarch, Rep. Wahab Akbar, was killed by a bomb at the Batasang Pambansa. Formal charges were subsequently filed by the Akbar family against Mujiv Hataman, his brother Jim Hataman, who is the current Congressman, and former Deputy Speaker Gerry Salapuddin.

The Akbar and Hataman families ran against each other once more in the 2010 elections. Governor Jum Akbar, widow of the late Congressman, won the election, defeating both Mujiv Hataman and Salapuddin. Hataman was subsequently appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III to head the ARMM in December 2011. Salapuddin on the other hand, was finally issued a warrant of arrest after the Department of Justice upheld the charges filed against him.

As a result of the “peace agreement” between the Akbar and Hataman families, the charges filed in court against both Mujiv and Jim Hataman were summarily dropped by the Akbar family. This will likewise open the possibility for Gov. Akbar to join the Administration’s Liberal Party, especially in the run up to the 2013 polls, and for the two families to field a unified ticket.

-Courtesy of Richard Gregorio Falcatan-
-credits to the owners of the photos-
Signing: Gov. Akbar and Mayor Akbar
DILG Sec. Jesse Robredo and OPAPP Sec. Teresita Deles

The Covenant
 I haven't witnessed the said event but I have high hopes on the said reconciliation. Basileños scream for peace. All hopes for a new beginning of this city I am proudly born, grew up, and will definitely cherish. We all look forward for the bright future of Basilan.

Jannie's B-day Giveaway: I WON!

So yeah. I was so ecstatic when I knew I'm one of the lucky winners (first time!) on Jannie's grand giveaway for her birth month. I right away checked what I got and I can't be any happier though I got a consolation prize. Yey!
So I immediately contacted Jannie on her FB account and she told me I can pick up my loot since I am just somewhere around Zamboanga. But due to unexpected events, I can't have it picked up myself so I have to send my sister to pick my loot up.

So here are a few shots of what I got.

Simply packed on a cute plastic bag with a small note. :)

I got Consolidation D.
So it's a Rilakkuma sticky note, accesories, lippies, and a bath sliver.
Just how cool is that? :D

What I was so happy about is that I got the NYX lippy in my ultimate fav shade!
Tea Rose. Another Yey! 
It's the perfect timing because I'm running out of this particular shade which is definitely an everyday wear for me. Just when I am planning to buy one, here it is, for free! ^_^

So that's it. I won't make this long.
I just want to thank Jannie for all of these and of course the sponsors for making it possible. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summer: The Secret Circle

As I am on my venture of a totally home buddy this summer, of course ze movies and tv series won't be a miss. I already watched tons of downloaded-by-brother movies that I can't recall them all. LOL. Poor memory. :( I can't remember movie titles I already watched (though I remember just a few) that I have to ask my brother or my sister again. And of course, they can't help but be annoyed. I'm always asking. 

I'm into fictional type of either books, movies, tv series, etc. On books, I love reading Sidney Sheldon's. And to tell you, I'm an avid fan of the well known and most raved about Twilight Saga. Die hard fan ang role.
But really, I was that into Edward that I collect the books itself, t-shirts, posters and the like. I was really glad I've overcome that now. :D Though I'm still patiently waiting for the last part of Breaking Dawn and then farewell!  
Moving on..
Anyone watching The Secret Circle? 
It's a tv series. Anyways,Who's into witchcraft thingy? :) 
Of course, I don't practice witchcraft. I was just fascinated and well entertained and I don't get bored. 
I know this is not their cup of tea for some, but I love it. I love how the story goes. Here's a little something about it. To cut it short, here's what Wikipedia knows. 

The Secret Circle is a series of fictional novel created by L. J. Smith. The series revolves around six teenage witches who form an infamous coven known as "The Secret Circle".

Oh yeah, LJ Smith of The Vampire Diaries.

Now meet the witches of Chance Harbor.

L-R: Adam, Diana, Cassie, Nick, Faye, Melissa
I don't even mind that it's based on teenagers because the acting and writing is well done.
The 22 episodes series is worth the watch. The thing with this TV series is that they make you wait!
(dang!I hate waiting)

I'm just so excited for Season 2!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Family Time is Quality Time


My family means everything to me.
But I got a workaholic dad and a becoming-workaholic mom.
I can't blame them though. We're a big family of six and
3 of us are currently on college.
I can feel the need for them to work hard to pursue us.
Them spending time with us on either a
weekend (because they both work on a Saturday)
 or a holiday makes me really really glad.
Even the thought of them (parents) finding time for us,
I can't really say how, but it feels really good and you
know it would bring you happiness deep in side.
I'm saying this because, me having a workaholic dad
(I can't even tell you how much) that you would
 think family isn't his top priority.
Work work work. /floor
I always envy those people (often times my classmates 
and friends) who have supportive and family-first parents.
Parents who are with you in every achievements you made,
make memorable moments with you, share thoughts with you.
In short, be with you and spend times with you
in good times and in bad.
 I know this sounds such a cliché,
but in my case, uhm, not really.

Won't tell you anymore dramas here. /please

I just wanna share with you some fun takes on most of our
weekend getaways. Hello "bukid" moments.
We had more of a rest house located
15 kilometers away from the city.
Far away from the hustle and bustle life in the city.
And hello fresh air! :)

Sister with this not-so-ordinary grown hand of banana.

And more photos...

I did say "more" photos.. :D

Dork-looking eh? That's me (above) /shock
 I hate you sister!!

But no, this ain't our house. /wahaha. 
Visited my aunt's (above) and uncle's (below) home as 
they celebrated fiesta.
Waaah. My kind of dream house. /no

If you haven't noticed, I don't have pictures
or even a shot with dad.
Because we don't have any. 
He's an ANTI-camera/pictures.  /wahaha
Peace dad.

I still have a lot to show you guise,
but I know this ain't FB. /XD

So, how do you or your parents spend quality time with you?
Make me envy again. /please

And /hihi

Monday, May 21, 2012


National Federation of Junior Philippine
 Institute of Accountants -
Western Mindanao State University Chapter

Let me brag a minute of something here.
Because somebody has to say it. :D
I'm really ecstatic to write something about this and also
very excited for our new successful CPA's who took the
May 2012 CPA Board Exam. =D>

Accountants? Aspiring accountants? Anyone?
I need you to relate on this post. :D
No, my bad, even fellow WMSU students or graduates.
Crimsons, anyone? 

Just last month, we (WMSU Accountancy) were informed of a very good news.
In fact, two worth bragging news. :D
WMSU chapter is an official member of 
JPIA (Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants)
or rather the NFJPIA (National Federation of JPIA) 
which is one of the largest student organizations in the Philippines.
In connection with this, say what? 
My fellow BSAc and classmate (5th yr), 
Mr. Brimer Limare brought home
the honor as he vied for the NFJPIA presidency.

And he made it! 
NFJPIA newly elected president.
Hurray! =D>

Just the thought of WMSU outdid other prestigious
schools in the country, that's a lot to give credits for
and something to be proud of.
Pang-Nationwide na ang level!
Knowing WMSU-JPIA just started a few years back
and was abolished then. 
Oh well, I wont talk about it though.
Corporate Accountancy in WMSU is so back!
Yey! We're having new babies again.

Now for the second bragging moment.
Not only WMSU-JPIA bagged the honor
in the national level but also regional! 
Claps! =D>
Another fellow classmate and more of a very close
pal/buddy/co-BG :))

Ms. Jacqueline Valdez, newly elected president of 
NFJPIA - Western Mindanao Council.
Yeeyyy! /XD
(overjoyed) :D

More powers to you guise!
I know that's a lot of responsibilities.
Bring it on.
This is the beginning of our HISTORY!

Proud Crimson!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Sweet Tooth X Mrs. Fields Cookies

Hi! Howdy y'all? 
I have another fresh from the oven post here. /hihi
Have you guise heard about Mrs. Fields?
Well I just knew it just yesterday. LOL /wahaha

I did mention how I'm loving FOOD a lot.
Dad came home from Manila and brought us this 
suuupeerrr yummy cookies!
I can't even tell you how super is that, but swear,
this is the best cookies ever!

Because I'm not familiar with this, I made a quick research about Mrs. Fields.
Wikipedia to the rescue! :)

Mrs. Fields Famous Brands is a franchisor in the snack food industry, 
with Mrs. Fields and TCBY as its core brands.
Through its franchisees’ retail stores,
 it is one of the largest retailers of freshly baked, on-premises
specialty cookies and brownies in the US and the largest retailer
of soft-serve frozen yogurt with live active cultures in the United States.
In addition, it operates a gifts and a branded retail business
 and has entered into many licensing arrangements. 
Its franchise systems includes over 300 franchised and licensed
locations throughout the US and in 22 other countries.
 The company also offers retail grocery products and 
a gifting catalog under the name of Mrs. Fields Gifts. 
Mrs. Fields is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

I'm like ohh, now I know. :D
Bare with me please. I'm not going around to places that much. 

These cookies are really yumyum.
Dad got only a dozen 'cause it's kinda pricey.
I asked him Krispy Creme donuts for pasalubong but he's not familiar with 
that either. I thought, mana-mana lang. haha
But he bought Dunkin donuts though. -_-
Their cookies are really sweet for anybody's liking.
But I love love sweets! 
I'm glad he got assorted cookies.

You'll know these cookies ain't ordinary on first bite. 
(I know I'm kinda exaggerating here)
But really, their cookies are so soft, real freshly baked.
It got loads of chocolates and nuts.
I'm in love!

Before telling you any more exaggerations, 
I'll leave you one last shot of the cookies.
Took some shot after grabbing some.

Click HERE for Mrs Fields yummy specialty cookies
on their PH website.

How 'bout you? Have you tried Mrs Fields cookies?
How was it?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Being a Mother is a Calling

 Mother's day in the Philippines is celebrated every 
second Sunday of May. A Filipino mother is called the 
"light of the household" around which all activities revolve. 
Families treat mothers to lunch or dinner out, 
spend time with them in a park, 
shopping at the mall, watching movies, 
or giving her time to pamper herself. 
Most families typically celebrate at home. 
Children perform most chores that the mother routinely does,
 prepare food or give their mums small 
handcrafted tokens such as cards.
 - Wikipedia

Why I started this post with Wiki's definition of Mother's day?
 Because I don't know how to start this either.LOL

Kidding aside, I'm writing this to commemorate Mother's day.
And I'm thankful having the best mom ever!

 Mothers are important, everybody knows that.
Do you still remember that proverbial kind of band-aids and liniments
 that helped your scraped knee to heal quickly?
Well, it was not the kind that helped, but it was your mother's
 therapeutic touch and kiss. ^_^
I remember I stumble a lot before, and then after, everything 
would seem to be fine like magic!

Mothers come in all shapes, sizes and attitudes. 
Some are short and squatty, others tall and thin. 
But all of them have laps that fit and arms that protect 
when you’re sick or hurt or scared.
The mother is that important person who 
sacrificed for you and fell in love with you 
when you were a toddler filled with tantrums. 
She is the person who puts her children's needs over her own.

In the early stages of our life, 
we cannot forget that person who changed our diapers, 
stayed late for us and sacrificed with everything she had just for us. 
The mother's job is anything but easy. She often takes the fallout 
for the toddler tantrums and the teenage angst. 
Despite that, she generally loves her children, us, no matter what we do.
And there goes "being a mother is a calling".

Before birth, their body was in pain to carry us 
in their wombs for about nine months. 
They vomited their food, they suffered from headaches,
 and felt the weakness of their body every morning. 
But because they are mothers, they never complain. 
They make all these sacrifices wholeheartedly without anything in return.

Mothers fuss sometimes, hug sometimes and pray a lot.
Mothers always pray for the goodness of her children's 
life in this world and also what comes after. 
 And eventually they learn to leave you alone to make your own mistakes. 
They may even pretend not to worry. But they always do. A little.

Yet, even then, they forgive us and forget the harsh trade of words as if it
never happened, and we do the same.
Sometimes, our pride won’t even allow us to apologize,
and we prefer to erase the occurrence and go about conversing without incident.
 We sometimes extol our mother's sacrifices from when
we were infants, yet, we cannot describe her "real" sacrifices
and hardships unless we experience them. 

Other people in my life would try to tell me how to do things,
give me advice and attempt to guide me,
 but it never feels completely right. I’m never sure of myself until
 I’ve consulted my parents, especially my mother.
Somebody cares, somebody is there for you no matter what happens,
and that knowledge alone is enough to get you
one step closer to finding a resolution.
Even with our flaws and imperfections, they continue to love us 
and fawn over us as if we didn’t have any, as if we never did.I will forever be thankful for that.
For having a loving mother the way she could.

And more than anything, she is the one person in the whole, 
wide world you can always come back to. 
No matter what you’ve done. 

Whenever and wherever she is, is home.

Happy Mother's day Mamang!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Who's wearing Firmoo?

Hello everyone! How are all of you doing?
It's the 6th Sunday of Easter and of course, Mother's day!
Happy Mother's day to all mommies out there. ^_^
How was it? Bonding with mom? hihi
I'm supposed to share to you how this day went,
but again I'm feeling guilty of having my drafts full.
Laziness kept me busy. LOL,

So, who's wearing Firmoo? :)

Anyways, here's a rather quick and short review of this lovely pair
I got from Firmoo.

 Last Thursday my mom asked me to go over and process something
at Zamboanga. Because I just stay home often, I said okay.
"I can do a little shopping din" with this thought on my mind. LOL.
Right after I reached ZC, I headed at the dormitory I'm staying to
check my stuffs and was welcomed with a
notice from the post office given to 
me by the dorm's in-charge at that moment and also
some packages from my online purchases.
When I received the small paper, Firmoo came to my thoughts first.
I don't do shopping internationally and
I'm not expecting other packages from abroad either.
So it is really from Firmoo, I thought.
I didn't expect I would receive it soon.
I knew some received their packages in at least 2 weeks.
It's just 6 days since I made transactions with Firmoo,
My sunnies are finally here! *I'm one happy pig* lol
So I'm really amazed with that.
 Firmoo is really generous! J

It's free for bloggers anyway. :)

Before anything else, here's something about Firmoo. is an emerging global online eyeglass store offering prescription eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses. Years of expertise in the optical industry have enabled to offer a variety of high quality prescription eyeglasses to the public at affordable prices. Firmoo is devoted to offering high quality eyeglasses, competitive prices and thoughtful customer service. Only our valued and satisfied customers can further solidify our position as the leading online eyeglass store in the world. For Firmoo's Online Optical Store, user satisfaction is always the highest priority.

Vision and Fashion the Frugal Way

And my sunnies struck a pose.  hehe

I got this unisex wrap around sunglasses in #OTO2580.

Product description:

Sexy dark blue and black frames with tint make these glasses a perfect choice for this summer. Top in quality and the best in fashion, you will have a fantastic time with these sunglasses. Thin metal bar along with the plastic rimmed frames really a hook for those who want to enjoy sunshine. Stay you, stay fashionable and stay cool, our aviator sunglasses will meet your expectation.

 Product features:

Since chic sunglasses have been the must-have for fashionistas, it is the very moment for you to grace your face with trendy sunglasses. Speaking of sunglasses choices, these fashion sunglasses featuring classic aviator style is the very item you should set your hands on. These aviator sunglasses serve exceptionally well in promoting your self confidence and creating that aura for others to look up to. Come on, grace your face with these stylish sunglasses and say hello to your brand new shining image.

It also came with this purple pouch, a cute screw driver and extra screws
which is really a plus for me! *thumbs up*

These are some mobile shots I took earlier today wearing my sunnies
 when we got to visit Lola and because we're celebrating fiesta of Our Lady of Fatima.


I know this would definitely look better on someone with an appealing
nose bridge though. NVM mine, I'm loving this still. LOL.

My perfect summer sunglasses!
I would definitely recommend Firmoo to my friends and to everybody.
They offer wide varieties of glasses to choose from.

So, whatcha waitin' for? Grab yours now.
You can visit Firmoo's site HERE