Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Roof is on Fire!

I was preparing lunch earlier when I heard our neighbor living in the third floor came in and shouting something I could not understand. She was running frantically back and forth so I asked her what was happening and why is she on a panic mode. She told me that a house behind our apartment is on fire! 

I immediately finished the food I am cooking and shut off the gas tank. Then, I went to our rooftop to see how big the fire was. I was taken aghast when I saw how big the fire was! Right that instant, I returned to our unit and instructed the kids not to go out and stay inside the house. I told them the house on the other side of the street is on fire and we have to pack our things, just in case we need to evacuate. 

Without any second thought, I sent my husband a text message, posted status on my Facebook wall, and looked for a friend who is currently online and lives within the area to seek assistance should we need to bring our things out of the house. I would not be able to carry those big cabinets and tables alone! Horace was correct when he said "Your own property is concerned when your neighbor's house is on fire." 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Scandalous Chinese New Year Dinner at Mango Tree Bistro

After the 24K Gold Senses Facial Treatment at Blue Water Day Spa last Thursday, I went with a blogger-friend, Michelle of Rockstar Momma, to her place for a short rest before heading to Mango Tree Bistro in Trinoma to attend the Chinese New Year Dinner where we were both invited. 

Although it was mentioned on the invitation that we have to come in red Oriental chic, we thought that a simple red top will do. When we arrived at the place, it was already packed with guests wearing either red while others indeed wore red oriental dress. We got both excited as we looked for other blogger-friends and a table for us. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Experience 24K Gold Sense Facial Treatment at BlueWater Spa

Discover the power of gold. Whenever the word "gold" is mentioned, jewelry and bars first comes to mind. gold jewelry gives glitter and make heads turn. But did it ever occur to your mind that gold can improve your skin and bring out your beauty? You said never? Neither do I! 

So, when I received an invitation to experience 24K Gold Sense Facial Treatment from BlueWater Day Spa to usher the Chinese New Year, I did not hesitate to come and see it for myself. Besides, the facial treatment will be held on the day before my birthday. Consider it as a pre-birthday treat, as my friend told me. 

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Baby

It was New Year's Eve when I received a message from my Tita Jo that my cousin Sean drove his girlfriend Jodi to the hospital because her water bag broke. She will be giving birth anytime soon. I told her the baby will come out exactly for New Year's Day. 

At exactly 12:37 AM on New Year's Day, Baby Senna Wilson Peria came out of this world. He came in at 6 lbs. and 7 ounces, and measured 18 1/2 inches. He was the first baby of 2012 delivered on Anne Arundel Medical Center, Maryland. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Goals for the Year 2012

Since it is the the first day of the year, I would like to make a list of what I really wanted to achieve for this year 2012. I don't make any New Year's resolutions. I don't believe in New Year's resolutions. People have the tendency to break their resolutions, or worse, forget about it if their resolution was not achieved or they have not even started with it by the middle of the year. 

Unlike the past years, I never make any plan for the coming year. It was like "Come what may"... "What will be, will be." Maturity may be one of the factors (I am a late bloomer, indeed!) why I am planning and seeking goals this time. Additionally, the kids are growing; thus, we do not only need to think about the present, live each day as it comes, but we also have to look forward to the future and plan for it. Hopefully, our plans are in attune with God's plans for us. I believe God always has plans for us and I simply rely on His plans.However, I realized that we should also make plans and pray for them so that we will succeed, not just rely and wait for whatever He gives us.