First Day High: Workforce Version

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Just before school starts, this lady is one a first day high… workforce style!

First day high


After 4 years, imagine how we feel (even hubby and Sachi will adjust)!

The first day I went to work, my daughter woke up and first things she asked “Ate Josie, did Mommy kiss me goodbye?” Isn’t she the sweetest?


BIG News and Paper Updates

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I have BIG news! Well, for starters, I want to make a shout out first to the universe — A BIG THANK YOU for all the opportunities coming my way… our way. Thank You Lord for all these blessings.

So first off, I am going to work! Well, I had just a little over a month rest since I last “worked”, but if you think of it, I don’t really consider my last job as a “job”, it was more of a freelance work. Since there was no going to the office, traveling back and forth, no colleagues to mingle with… this new opportunity is a big deal for me. My last “nine-to-five job” was 4 years ago. Imagine the nervousness I felt during the interviews. I felt like a fresh grad!

To cut the story short, I passed (ALL SMILES) and now finishing the pre-employment requirements… thus the title of this entry, “Paper Updates”. Most of the requirements are readily available but some are still in my maiden name… so yes the inevitable surname change is now happening (yesssss, after 4 years!) 

Good thing, I had my SSS and passport changed last year. Yes again, it was just last year that I had these changed 😀 C’mon, there wasn’t any need for me to do it anyways. It’s so stressful to deal with government agencies, lining up, red tape, and everything in between… so I was putting it on hold for the longest time… until now.

So which ones need to be changed?

1) Driver’s License – Since it also expired last year, I had to renew and simultaneously change the status. Satellite offices in Malls don’t accept this kind of change so we had to go to Marikina LTO office. We asked help from Manong Rick, who was stationed at Midtown, since hubby had to get a new license too, plus the car needs registration, so help is “sulit”.

2) NBI Clearance – I am dreading this because I’ve heard horror stories of falling in line in the wee hours of the morning night. I was already issued a clearance before, way way back when I was a fresh grad. But the new system says that there are no more renewals of old NBI clearance. “ALL APPLICATIONS ARE CONSIDERED “FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS’. I did lose that old clearance anyways.

As I am writing this, I’m thinking of having a representative fall in line for me. May papayag kaya? 😀

Next opportunity is another small business for us. This kind of business has been on my list for the longest time. I even paid for a seminar which I wasn’t able to attend way back in 2008. So even if this is just a small business, I’m considering it BIG because I’m finally having it checked on my “to-do” list! 🙂 Then, I still have one thing going on but I am not sure if I have the energy to continue… I just might put it on hold.

My priority now is my job, a possible career in the corporate world, a chance I wanted before I step into the big THREE-O, and a chance I got. This could be the MORE that I’ve been looking for. So I am nothing but grateful. THANK YOU LORD!!!

Business Permit Renewal

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It’s that time of the year where every business establishments are required to visit the City Hall. Here is a very informative video from Marikina.

As for me, it’s only been 6 months since our paperwork (coz we had to make arrangements for the change in location), now we have to do it all over again for renewal. That’s life. Business life.

And as the Mayor said it, “Let’s pay our dues on time”


For more info on requirements, visit or the BPLO website 

Fly high, POSH NAILS!

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POSH NAILS is flying high!

Posh Nails celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sept 15, my birthday! 😉

It was star studded, yes, and they came not as celebrities but as friends

With Cat Ilacad, and fellow franchisees

It was a fun and happy event. Like what the videographer said on his post, “Posh Nails know how to party!”

Cheers to a decade of pampering!

If you’d like to join our growing family and invest at Posh Nails go to our website and fill out the forms. If it’s your passion, take the risk. On the business side, a line from an endorser’s greeting caught my attention, it goes something like “Business is tough these days, but you made a good choice in choosing to invest at Posh Nails.”

Running a business is not easy, especially in the customer service department. Even if it is franchised, you don’t sit back and relax. That is for the customers. For the team behind it, it requires a great deal of patience, love and unwavering understanding. There is no single formula in dealing with clients and attendants because each is unique, “to each its own”. But having a Franchisor that’s really nice, kind-hearted and easy to talk to is a  BIG plus.

I am proud to say that with the sprouting of nail salons here and there, Posh Nails have thrived and worked its way to ten (10) glorious years of pampering already. It is, to say at the very least, tried, tested and trusted. If only for that alone, I am one happy Posh Nails ‘camper’ 😉

Posh Nails Hand & Foot Spa

That’s me and five (5) of my hard working staff

Have you tried Posh Nails? Which branch and how did you like it?

Our branch used to be at SM Marikina, but due to mall restructuring, we opted to move out and is now located along Gil Fernando Ave. (Formerly A. Tuazon)

Posh Nails Marikina Branch
2/F Maryland One Bldg. Gil Fernando Ave.
cor Estrador St. Marikina City


Landmarks: Near Sta. Lucia/Marcos Highway Intersetcion
Across Tapsi Ni Vivian
Above Eastwest Bank
Beside Luyong

I hope to see you there! Do drop by a comment here or at our blog site when you visit us, I’d love to hear from you 😉

The New Posh Nails

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Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa

Feel at home, here at Posh Nails Marikina

Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa

In this home, you are the Prince and the Princess

Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa

Happily Ever After

Posh Nails Hand and Foot Spa

We make your nails prettier than they already are 😉




Posh Nails SM Marikina branch has transferred to Gil Fernando ave (formerly Tuazon)

We are now located along Gil Fernando ave. cor Estrador St. Midtown Subd. San Roque Marikina City

How to get there?

From Antipolo:

1) Take Marcos Highway, turn right at the major street Gil Fernando ave (after McDonald’s and PSBank)
2) A block away, on the left side, above Eastwest bank is POSH NAILS MARIKINA

From Cubao/SM Marikina/Katipunan/Libis

1) Take Marcos Highway going to Antipolo
2) Pass by Robinsons Metro East and Sta. Lucia
3) After Sta. Lucia, take the first U-turn
4) Turn right after McDonald’s and PSBank
5) A block away, on the left side, above Eastwest bank is POSH NAILS MARIKINA

Posh Nails Hand & Foot Spa
2/F Maryland One Bldg.
Gil Fernando Ave. cor Estrador St.
Midtown Subd. San Roque
Marikina City

Contact us at: 02-3995550!/myposhnails

Bridal SPA-rty

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I love parties, so whenever someone inquires for a spa party, I am excited!

Last Wednesday, we had a Bridal Spa Party at our branch, Posh Nails SM Marikina. Our first spa party was for kids, this time we had one for adults

The maid-of-honor surprised her sister, the bride-to-be for an afternoon treat.
So thoughtful!! 🙂

Spa Party

Best Wishes to the bride, Ms. Melanie and her groom!

Thank you for spending this special day with us 🙂

A Blessing

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Last year, we put up our franchise of Posh Nails, now we ventured into another business, something that we created our own. Much like Sachi Prints, our first take on business, this new venture is entirely US. — Ar-J’s Manokan. Pangalan na pangalan pa lang, so US. LOL

July 3 — My hubby’s birthday, we had our store’s blessing. A blessed day 🙂


His favorite Mocha cake 🙂

Blessing_ArJ's_ManokanBless this store — and bless this little girl, O Lord 🙂

Birthday_Boy_PrayoverBless the birthday boy — give him (us) patience, more love, strength and the wisdom to make this venture work.

My lovely Sachi 🙂

BarkadaZ1With Bern, Third and Kim

32nd_BdayHappy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Happy Birthday Hunny!!!

Ar-J's ManokanKuku, Marco & JM

Happy Beerday Sir JM!

Friends from QC

The Wives (and Girlfriends) Club

Good Times

Happy Birthday my Love!

Good luck and more blessings on our new venture! 🙂

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