Give Love on Christmas Day

Christmas is a season for giving, for sharing. At his very young age, we encourage our son to share something. So we prepared packed goodies for kids in the neighborhood. Since these kids love to sing Christmas Carols, Dom gave packed goodies to each of them. Making the kids merry this Christmas. By these simple gifts and gestures, they were very thankful to my son. Hopefully, we can prepare more packs each coming years. 

To see our son happy with what he is doing, made our hearts jump with joy. And to see the kids happy when they received these goodies, made us even happier because our son’s effort is highly appreciated.

Advise 101: How to Make Your Wife Happy

‘Happy wife, happy life’ – this is a common quotation for married couples. But how can you make your wife happy? We’ll this is a big question. It is not easy to please women especially your wife. Wives have different moods and temper too. Here are some tips for you husbands out there:

  • Treat your wife as a queen and you as her king. You don’t have to be a servant who serves the queen. I often see men carrying the bag of her wife leaving her nothing to carry. This gesture may be loved by some girls but not for me.
  • Be sensitive always. She can be moody sometimes. All you have to do is to carry with you always a basket full of patience. Because after all these roller-coaster-ride emotions, you will find the little girl inside her waiting to be pampered.
  • Always think of her welfare. Wives need their husbands most of the times. Be with her always, because everything that you do for her, she looks at you as her hero.
  • If you love her, love more her family. A wife is happier if she can see and feel that her husband loves her family (her father, mother, siblings and extended family). As what my parents told me, always be good to your in-laws. It is hard to rebuild a broken (in-laws) relationship.
  • Appreciate everything about her. It is better to say to your wife that you are grateful for everything that she’s doing, all the things that she did for your family and for you. You can send her simply gifts or notes to show how much you appreciate her.
  • Lastly, love her like you have never loved her before. Love her more each passing day. Make everyday a memorable one. Less arguments, more love.

Always bear in mind that God gave you one person whom you will spend the rest of your life with. Be thankful and don’t let anybody steal her from you. ?

Building a Dream House

Looking into our almost finished house, all the hardships that my husband and I encountered during the span of the construction period comes rushing back to me. Building a dream house is not easy. We started from picturing what kind of house do we like and looking how we can manage to build it by the not so enormous fund that we have. Then we searched for the best engineer and architect in the town to finally have our dream turn into reality. But like as I said earlier it is not easy as 1,2,3, we had several rough times with our builder but the good thing is that we managed to survive until this very day that I am writing this post.

Here are some pointers for you who also want to build a dream house.

  • Never give almost every fund that you have when the project is far behind finished line.
  • Always wait for your engineer to ask payment from you, not you who will offer first the payment.
  • Make it a habit to demand receipt or proof of payment every time you give money.
  • Ask who are the suppliers that your builder is buying the materials.
  • Demand for a constant dialog with your engineer.

You can do it! Don’t let hesitations hinder you from building your dream house. 


I just saw this draft post now. I forgot to post it before. To tell you my dear readers, our house is already built. And we are now happy dwelling in this humble house of ours.?

Petron Collectibles Limited Edition: Lamborghini Aventador

Boys will always be boys. And their love for cars is really undeniable. By the way my son looked at the two Lamborghini cars that we game him, his chinky eyes sparkled and his cute lips smiled sweetly, we know that he loved his new collectible cars. And not only that, I saw my husband’s childish interest over the new toys. He acted like a cute little boy and discovered how the thing works. Oh, I love seeing them like that, full of happiness and excitement.

These lovely Lamborghini collectible cars are available at all Petron Gasoline Station. Petron started selling these cars last November 15, 2015 and according to one of the stations, their promo will end only upto December 15, 2015. So, avid collectors of toys and stuffs, are now heading towards their nearest Petron Gas Station for them not to be left out.

We gave our son two Lamborghini cars, color black and white. There are also three more available colors: green, red and orange. The box is designed according to the color of the car. It has an authenticity seal with code (color gold and white) with text Automobili Lamborghini and Official Product Lamborghini as background. The text Petron Collectibles Limited Edition are also written on the black box. The Petron product that is featured in the box is the Petron Blaze 100 Detane Euro 4. At the bottom of the box, the instruction how the car works is shown with pictures.

How the car works (as printed on the box):

  1. Turn on the switch at the bottom.
  2. Touch the driver’s window to hear a start up sound with lights on.
  3. Touch the passenger’s window to hear a reviving sound with lights on.
  4. Touch the windshield and watch it go with acceleration sound and lights on.
  5. Touch the back panel and watch it drift backwards with the screeching sound.

Isn’t it amazing? You can enjoy the car by only touching it. This is another innovation made for toy cars for the enjoyment of kids nowadays. So what are you waiting for, grab one now for your kids and for your would-be-boys as well. 😉

Lovin’ the Scent: Perfumes on Sale

Thinking of what perfect gift to give this Christmas Season? Well, in my case, I can already know what my husband wants for Christmas. He wants a perfume which is suitable for his everyday living. So, I looked into several department stores to find what scent he will desire. And since it’s yuletide season, malls are now offering some of their products at marked-down price. And it is over the net where I ordered 3 perfumes at a discounted price. But only two were shipped. As expected my husband was so happy to see 2 bottles of perfume delivered for him.


Below is United Colors of Benetton Let’s Fly. The scent seems suitable to be worn at night time.

The other one is Nautica Voyage. The scent is mild which is just right for a very stressful day.

Next month is already December, we should start as early as now to find gift items this Christmas season. And to avoid the rush, you can place orders at online shops like what we did. 

Three Reasons to Have a Pool Built For Your Home

Homeowners who do not have a swimming pool on their property are missing out on many great benefits. If you do not have a pool, then take the time to read the following benefits that pool owners have, and you may decide to have one built on your property. The following are only three of the many reasons to get a pool for your home.

A pool is great for exercise
There is no better way to get exercise than by swimming. You can exercise more muscles by swimming than with other forms of physical activity, and the best part about it is that there is no impact on your bones. This happens with other forms of exercise such as running. As a home owner, you will have access to a swimming pool year round, if your climate allows it. A heated swimming pool allows you to swim most of the year, and in some areas of the country, you may even be able to swim in the winter. Swimming is aerobic and helps to melt away the fat, and once you are in shape, you will be able to stay that way with daily swimming.

They’re great for entertainment
Once you have a pool, you will become more popular with friends and relatives. Certainly there are many possibilities for entertaining guests with a pool. In fact, along with building a pool, a contractor can remodel your patio to provide more space and comfort for your guests, including a cover for your patio. If space permits, there are other options to consider as well. A spa is a great complementary item for your pool, and you can also have a barbecue built on your patio.

The cost is lower than you think
Not only is this a home improvement that gives you a lot of utility for your life, but the expense of having it done may surprise you. In many areas of the country, housing prices are still near their lows, and this has created lower prices for construction projects for residential homes. The cost of constructing a swimming pool may be lower than you think. There is a wide range of prices that will vary according to how much customization you want for your pool and surrounding area.

You can get more details with an online quotation from contractors operating in your local area. These are contractors who have a lot of experience with pool construction.

Kids’ Corner: Bedtime Stories

Bedtime story telling is usually done by mothers to their kids, in our family’s case, the father will take part some of the story telling nights. Before going to bed, my son will get some of his books and me or his father read it aloud for him. What we do in some of the books, we let our son read it first in the manner that he wants it and later we will just explain and correct some mispronounced words. He is only 5 years old and it is still acceptable if does not pronounce some of the words correctly. All we have to do as parents is to guide and teach them.

Father and son

Reading books take them into new worlds, new adventures. My son sometimes re-enact what is in the book. He role plays. He transformed into a superhero, a cute animal and a man of different profession depending on the story. By this acts, we knew that he loved the story and absorbed whatever values that was taught in it.

Parents should devote some of their precious time reading stories for their kids. This will be a very intellectual way of bonding with your children and at the same time, you will help them nurture the knowledge that they have. May it be night or day, if your kids ask you to read stories during your idle time, never hesitate to read one for them.

Home Tips: Kill Cockroaches Using Dishwashing Liquid

If you find yourself screaming because of cockroaches, better read this post of mine. I really hate crawling insects especially cockroaches, our first move is to stamped the cockroach with our feet leaving marks of slimy substance from the squashed body of it to our footwear and floor. It is really so disgusting to smell the stinky odor emitted by the smashed cockroach. And take note the bacteria from that insect will be transferred to different parts of the house once you start walking because you used your footwear in smashing the cockroach. Oh, what can we do to avoid the spread?

Since I really want to get rid of these cockroaches without feeling so yucky, I discovered that I can use Joy Dishwashing Liquid in killing these insects. How? We’ll I saw a container spray with diluted joy in it at our bathroom, it is a mixture of half of the content of small sachet of Joy or the Php 5.00 sachet and water if your container is that big (see above photo). It is less costly, isn’t it? We used this as a ready-made cleaning solution aside from the real bathroom cleaning solution that we have. Then suddenly a cockroach appeared in the bathroom, and panicking I grabbed the container spray with joy solution and sprayed it I think 3 times directly on the cockroach body. And to my surprise, I saw the effect on the cockroach’s body, it was stunned and paralyzed then after a few seconds it died. That moment I feel triumphant, I defeated the insect without putting so much effort. And the good thing is that, I did not use my slippers or anything to smash it. The bacteria were not spread.  And using the spray, you can aim your target even from hard to reach corners and high ceilings.

I can’t avoid these unexpected visitors into our house, because these insects have developed their intelligence into something worthwhile for their own sake, because they ran into open doors just to get in or look for slightly opened windows and squeezed their body just to fit in. hahaha!!! Admit it guys, you have cockroaches in your houses, what better solution do you have to terminate these creepy crawlers? If you want, you can try my home tips. (wink..wink..)

By the way, I am not affiliated with Joy Dishwashing Liquid. Perhaps the other dishwashing liquid has the same effect as of Joy’s. I haven’t tried it yet because we are using Joy in our household. And I am not questioning the integrity of any Insect Spray because we also maintain one for our usage. One more thing, we usually buy the kalamansi scent.  😉

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.. 😉



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.