Happy 6th Anniversary Nanie: After All These Years

Most of my mornings, I would hear my boys singing ‘After All These Years’ by Journey. With his cellphone on his right hand, Nanie sings the song with feelings while Dominic sings it like a true rocker because he would position his hands as if he is strumming a guitar. This is the reason why every time I hear that song over the radio, I always remember this kind of setup.

It’s been six years when we exchanged vows. It is definitely not an easy six years. Of course we had our downs and lows. But what is important is that we surely had more of our ups and triumphs. And that makes our marriage more exciting.

The photo taken during our first dance on our JS Prom may fade but I can still remember the feeling of having him as my partner and that will never be erased. He was wearing the usual long sleeves with tie while I was dressed up with a gown that represents the Mother Nature, which was my role assignment for speech deliberation. This photo was taken 17 years ago. Actually, Dominic didn’t want me to place this photo of ours in this post because he said that we don’t look so good in the picture. Hahaha…

I just hope our wedding photographs will not fade soon as the song says because I still enjoy scanning our album from time to time.

Happy 6th Anniversary Nanie! I love you very much! <3 <3 <3

We love this song. Hope you’ll love it too. Sing-a-long with me.. ;)

 

AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

By Journey

A faded wedding photograph
You and me in our first dance
Our eyes are closed
We’re lost in one sweet embrace
Since those days the world has changed
But our love remains the same
God knows we’ve had our share of saving grace

And I’m proud of all the blessings
You have given me
The mountains we have climbed to get this far
You’ve learned to take the laughter with the tears
After all these years

You make it feel brand new
After the fires that we walked through
Against the odds we never lost our faith

In our house we’ve made our home
Where our children all have grown
Precious moments time cannot erase

Make a living up and down the gypsy highways
Seasons that we’ve had to share apart
Somehow in my heart I always keep you near me
After all these years

After all these years
You stood by me
The days and nights that I was gone
After all these years
You sacrificed, believed in me
And you stood strong
Cause with our love there’s nothing left to fear
After all these years

After all these years
You stood by me
The days and nights that I was gone
After all these years
You’ve sacrificed, believed in me
And you stood strong
Cause with our love there’s nothing left to fear
After all these years

Must-Try: RITUALS Ancient Beauty

Have you ever tried RITUALS Ancient Beauty? If you haven’t tried it yet, better look for one. I guarantee you that the scent of this is very relaxing that will surely soothe your mind, body and senses. I received a set of Rituals Ancient Beauty which composed of four different products: 1. Yogi Flow (Indian Rose and Sweet Almond Oil) – it is a 1.6 Fl. Oz./ 50 ml foaming shower gel sensation and is made in Germany, 2. Brilliant Bliss (Indian Rose and Shikakai) – it is 2.3 Fl. Oz./70 ml nourishing ultra-shine shampoo and is made in The Netherlands, 3. Honey Touch (Indian Rose and Himalaya Honey) – it is a 2.3 Fl. Oz./70 ml rich and nourishing body cream and is made in Germany, 4. Himalaya Wisdom (Holy basil and organic fresh mint) – it is a 1.41 oz./40 g detox Himalaya scrub salt and is made in The Netherlands. You will enjoy to smell your hair and body because the scent is very inviting. And at night, because of Ritual’s calming scent, you can easily fall asleep thus leaving all the worries in life behind.

A relaxing full body massage is easily achieved if you have a set of these sumptuous products. For married couple, having an intimate massage with your partner can keep the fire glowing between them. A home massage is more private than from a massage parlor. They can even have a romantic dialog reminiscing good old time memories which will definitely strengthen their relationship.

What are you waiting for? Enjoy a relaxing massage using products of your choice but don’t forget to consider Rituals Ancient Beauty because you will never regret having bought one.

Domestic Violence: When the Love is Gone

Marriage is usually and should be contracted and signed with love. Every woman dreams of having a near perfect or perhaps a fairy-tale like married life. But in reality, it is very difficult to have one.

Domestic Violence is the most common problem of women around the globe. And the percentage of women experiencing this violence is increasing every year. This is one nightmare that should be immediately stopped.

I wonder how a husband can beat his fragile wife for any reason. At the time they get married, they promise to love and take care each other until eternity. It is true that a woman should submit herself wholly to her husband, but this does not mean that she will be treated cruelly. There is no reason why there are women who suffer from the hands of their husbands. Perhaps the love that once flourished, faded.

A typical woman only wants a simple and romantic marriage wherein her husband is always there to protect and love her. Along with it, her husband should build good relationship over her family because loving and respecting your in-laws are plus points in having a stable marriage. And all the other needs of a wife will be satisfied smoothly by her husband. Remember always that ‘A happy wife, is a happy life’.

But what will women do when they already suffered domestic violence from her husband. A woman should redeem herself from fall and stand up to defend herself if the going gets tough. Of course, you definitely do not want to see yourself confined in the hospital waiting for your bruises to heal or worst you don’t want to see yourself inside the coffin. And for the next couple of days assess yourself whether if you still want to stay in your marriage or be separated. Whatever you choose, there are consequences that come along with it. Better think a thousand times before arriving into a decision. What is important is that, never put yourself into a situation wherein you can no longer pull yourself from your own graveyard, and just be buried in there embracing all the violence thrown upon you.

Some women just tolerate what their husbands are doing on them because they are so afraid of what others will think of them. And what kind of future awaits the children if they will grow up in a broken family. Yes, it is hard to stand alone without your husband, but instill in your mind that you are not alone. You still have your family and friends who will support you in your lowest.

So, wake up and face the truth! There should be no place for domestic violence in this world. This should end NOW!!!

Download iWant TV app for Free

Other than Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Youtube, this is one of my favorite apps – the iWant TV. Yes, I am a true blooded ABS-CBN fanatic! Every teleserye of the Kapamilya network is worth-watching. Guess what, I can even stand without the existence of the other TV networks as long as ABS-CBN is visible in my TV screen. But, my timeframe of watching some of my favorite TV shows is quite limited. So, when I decided to download the iWant TV app, I got the chance to watch all ABS-CBN’s shows even not in real time. But they also have live streaming if you want to be very updated.

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In iWant TV, even past shows can be watched, it is like reading back issues of your fave magazines. When you use the ABS-CBN mobile sim and download this iWant TV app, you can watch whatever show you want under the Kapamilya network and its sister stations. And all the past shows even from way back is available for viewing. Unlike, if you don’t use the ABS-CBN mobile sim and only use other broadband internet provider, your access to the app is very limited.

So, if you want to fully enjoy the app, insert the ABS-CBN mobile sim on your android phone then download iWant TV app for free. I assure you, if you also love ABS-CBN shows, you will also love iWant TV app.

Get Wet ‘N Wild Under The Summer Sun

At first sight in the morning, glittering rays from the sun wake us up. Warm breeze entails that summer is fast approaching. Ah, how wonderful it is to spend summer. Mingling with family and friends at beach and pool parties is the usual scenario during this most anticipated season of the year. Of course, you should look good even when soaked from sweat or burnt from sunrays.

Before having that awesome splash on the very inviting water, dress up and strut yourself through the crowd. Search from your closet the best summer dress that you have. Get your fashionable sunglasses. Perhaps cover your head with bold colorful native hat. Apply on your delicate skin sun block lotion and put on moisturizer on your sensitive face. And we’re done! Oh wait! One more thing, if you want to look glamorous even when under the raging sun is to put on your makeup.

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During daytime, apply light shade of makeup thus not affecting your natural look. I love light earth-toned makeup for daytime events. And at night events, I still prefer a little bolder shade of earth-toned makeup, for me not to look dull. Actually with my very busy schedule as a full-time employee and full-time mom, I usually visit online shops for new makeup collection. And good thing that wet n wild makeup is available at Zalora Philippines. Now, you can choose whatever shade of eyeshadow, lipstick, lip gloss you want in just few clicks.

Must-Try: VIA Natural Ultra Care Argan Oil

Dry, frizzy hair ruins my day. Worst, I feel that the confidence that I need for the day is slowly fading because of my dull, unnourished hair. So, when we had our weekly rendezvous at the grocery store, we found this VIA Natural Ultra Care Argan Oil. And we tried it hoping that my hair will somehow be free from dullness. I was satisfied with the result. My hair feels soft and tangle free.

VIA Natural Ultra Care Argan Oil is only one of the four products. Others are the Vitamin E, Cocoa Butter and Olive Oil. We chose the Argan oil and maybe in our next purchase, we will try the other variant. This concentrated natural oil is 1.5 Fl. Oz (45 mL) in content. And it is said to make hair stronger and healthier. It even nourishes and protects hair and scalp for continuous usage. As offered by the manufacturer, this also helps promote hair growth, makes every strand of hair shiny and strong. Suitable for all hair textures and styles, so this is perfect for hair that is frequently styled to bring back moisture and glam of hair.

Go to your nearest supermarket or department stores and buy these VIA Natural Ultra Care products.

Be Glamorous at Prom Night, Shop at Zalora

Happy girls are the prettiest! What makes girls happy? SHOPPING!!! Yes, women love to shop and stroll around the mall to check out what’s the latest fashion trend nowadays. But, the hassle of going to the mall and the usual rush just to beat the mall’s closing hour really annoy most women. And what else girls could possibly resort to, of course go over the net and check what to shop. That is when Zalora comes into the picture.

Zalora is a credible online shop that has wide array of clothing, apparels and other fashionable items where women can shop till they drop. This February wherein promenades happen, girls give their heart out preparing for their romantic, enjoyable night. They should look glamorous to enchant their partners and dance them till night out.

Here are some of what I like and found at Zalora: 

Below is a puple Cayetano dress. This elegantly designed dress is perfect for Prom Night. The glittery bands on the waist and neckline add elegance to the garment.

Cayetano Dress

Cayetano Dress

And the other one, is a Zendaya Formal Long Dress. Simplicity at its finest. I love simple but elegant dress. This dress is good for those who have fair complexion because this bright red-colored dress will radiate with the skin.

Zendaya Formal Long Dress

Zendaya Formal Long Dress

These are only two beautiful dresses from Zalora, visit their site and see for yourself these lovely gowns that will captivate your taste in fashion.

Got Our Couple’s Shirts From Gerry’s Grill

February 14, 2015. Gerry’s Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. Our family dine out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And Gerry’s Grill once again satisfied my taste buds. Although Gerry’s kept us waiting for almost an hour (an acceptable inconvenience during Heart’s day), we really had sumptuous meals that night. Before we leave, one of the staff approached us and gave us couples’ shirts. My husband and I were not used to wearing couple’s shirts, though we also appreciate others who wear one to show how strong their bond is even on shirts.

Couple’s Shirts from Gerry’s Grill

Gerry’s Grill shirts have their signature Shark design and for this Valentine, the Shark is placed inside the heart. The color of the shirt is black contradicting the usual color red of heart’s day. This is maybe because, Gerry’s Grill usually have their crews and staff wear black for distinction. Upon seeing the shark on our shirts, our son also wants to have one for him. ;)

This year’s Valentine’s day is really a day to remember because we had our very first couple’s shirts and we got it from Gerry’s Grill. Thank you Gerry’s!!!

Must-Try: Yummy Cake from Cake My Day

Looking for a delicious cake for any of your occasions? You have to try Cake my Day’s cakes. Actually, I tasted their cakes before when they were still on their previous store location. And I can say that, their cakes are one of the finest cakes here in Naga City. 

Now that they have an outlet in SM City Naga, it is easier for me to buy cakes and cupcakes from them. During my son’s birthday, I purchased a mocha cake from them. And it is so delicious, the sweetness of it is just right for my taste buds. I hate it when after eating a cake, my throat will be sore, which is not true for Cake My Day’s cake.

This is what we bought, a mini mocha cake which only cost Php. 310.00. Isn’t it affordable? The size of it is quite bigger than of the others so that’s what I chose.

Visit their SM City Naga outlet and taste their yummy cakes to satisfy your cravings. By the way, I am not affiliated with Cake my Day, I am just a one happy customer who loves their cake so much. :)

 

Women Know the Best Duvet for the House

Being a woman is hard, what more if you are a wife, a mother and at the same time a career woman that is an achievement. At the very start of the day, the role of a woman is vital. She must prepare the day for her family; fixing their meals, grooming her kids and arranging the mess in the house before going to work. And when it comes to her workplace, she have to give extra effort to finish whatever work that is laid for the day thus impressing her boss to feel that she will not lose her job to end her career days. At the end of the day, all women is asking to lay in soft, clean bed and relax her whole body which after a day’s work is filled with clamoring tired muscles.

What a prefect view, seeing a cozy, clean bed to soothe and relax an aching body. Women have so much passion decorating their house, particularly their bedrooms. She sees to it that the duvet cover is replaced regularly. And for sure she has wide selection of duvet in the stockroom with different designs and colors. The design is based on her mood, season and occasion to make the bed more attractive and very inviting.

Green-colored duvet cover is very relaxing the eyes. The design below is very simple but elegant. 

Comfortable Flannel Winter Bright Green Duvet Cover

For the kids’ bedroom, choosing the best duvet covers is hard. Women should know what are the likes and interests of her kids for them to like the arrangement of their bed. Some kids like bolder designs with a lot of caricature in their duvet, but there are also some kids who just love simple designs as long as you stick to their favorite color that will be fine. 

Pink Rabbit Printed Bedding Sets

Busy women know the best duvet for the house. And they know how to take good care of their bedding set for it to last.

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