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Love can make you all corny and mushy
Matching shoes
Does that count?

Karl Edward International Bazaar at Nuvo City

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Another reason why I love this season: Bazaars!

I went to my first Christmas bazaar today at Nuvo City, Libis. There are few stalls than expected but the place is clean, well-lit and with ample parking space. A stress-free bazaar, just as what is expected (and always met) with Karl Edward’s.

I bought this cute little booties for Sachi 🙂 I wish there were lots of rubber shoes choices for girls.


There was the Zara coat that costs only Php3,300, but I fought the urge to buy it coz I really couldn’t fit clothes properly coz of my baby bump. I also bought goodies imported from Korea which I intend to give as gifts.

I wish all bazaars are stress-free like this. I’ll be searching for (and going to) more bazaars and hoping to find real treats! 🙂

Happy Christmas Shopping!




I like the book better than the movie.

I didn’t know what to expect, but I guess with all the hooplas (we even have an email trail about it), I expected something. And whatever that is, did not meet my expectation.

Mood: Disappointed

Happy T




With all the blessings I have, it is impossible to list all the things and people that I am thankful for.
I just want to send a big THANK YOU out in the universe for this sentiment.
Simple blessings are the most meaningful.


I wish all of you the same! May your life be filled with wonderul blessings 🙂

Thanksgiving in the US…

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…means busy work for us here in Manila. Well, that holds true for the past few days, when all of the backoffice employees are busy doing all the preparations for our black friday and cyber monday deals. But today, the actual thanksgiving day, the office is quiet. No urgent emails. No requests. No meetings. No phone calls.lindt

So now I sit here, eating my latest favorite chocolate, surfing the net, and taking my time in updating several work stuff. It’s a relaxing day… just what I need 🙂

Why I know today, is going to be a good day

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  • A bright rainbow shining in front of us while we were stuck in traffic along Marcos Highway


  • Shining Star was played on the radio on the way to the office – I rarely get to hear this, especially randomly on the radio

Why it is a good day:

  • Had a dose of Milka white chocolate with whole hazelnuts after breakfast
  • No urgent emails to work on. READ: no XML overload today
  • I’m going to watch Twilight later — for real


Renewal of Philippine Passport


My brother, Daniel needs his passport renewed as he has plans of going to the US for his club, Kundirama, performance. Since he is renewing his passport, I might as well renew mine and the rest of my family members’.

I know that the new passport being issued is machine readable, the reason why I searched the net for what could be the new process.


I found this online passport renewal site that is very convenient, especially needed in my case now that I am pregnant. They will pick up your old passport, deliver the new passport and schedule your personal appearance — all at your preferred date. Although a personal appearance is still required, doing the process under this site gives you access to a priority lane, which will take you about 30 minutes at DFA (or at least that’s what they advertise).

To know more about requirements, online application form and tracking, you can go to DFA Express Passport Delivery webiste www.passport.com.ph or call their hotline (02) 737-1000.

LBC also has a passport renewal service that offers the same convenience. It’s called Philipine Passport Express, online website is www.telephonepassportexpresss.com


They also have a step-by-step procedure on how to renew your passport via their hotline and LBC branches, plus a link on the downloadable application form.

Both services of LBC and DFA Express Passport offers convenience. I’d say if you are tech savvy and is used to dealing with online transactions, then DFA Express Passport is for you. Call the hotline, fill up the online application form, ready all requirements and just wait for the courier to pick up the required documents plus yoru signature and thumbmark, the required fees and you’re all set!

For LBC, you need to go to your nearest LBC branch, fill up the application form, submit all requirements, pay the necessary fee and voila, you’re all set! I guess the only difference is that on the DFA Express, you do it at the comfort of your own home with the online application and all, while for LBC, you still need to go to one of their branches. But then LBC branches are like mushrooms, sprouted in every nook and corner. So I guess it’s just a matter of where you are more comfortable. Oh! and the fee… DFA Express Passport’s fee is Php1,300. I have yet to find out LBC’s 🙂

LBC’s telephone passport express also costs Php1,300 for passport renewal

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