Month end at work

October is almost over. The most busy time of the month for me is this week. I have to update today all my weekly and monthly reports as needed by the office. This afternoon I cut-off from the system encoding an hour before the office time out so I could concentrate on my reporting tasks. It is quite tedious because I have to make 3 reports– daily, weekly and monthly reports. By 5pm I finished the daily and weeklly. I would probably make the monthly report by next week because it is consolidated that it would take time for collating the encoding backlogs from the start until the month end. I am thankful that all things are going on smoothly at the office this weekend.

Friday Party

It’s been a great Friday for me. I attended the homecoming party of my dear friend Libby and hubby  Ken from Australia. It was also the birthday celebration of her mom so they joined together the celebration. I arrived at their home about an hour after the office work. We simply just missed each other after years of being apart. Good thing because their respected jobs allowed them to have a break for three weeks here in the Philippines. There were lots of visitors when I arrived at their home in Buhangin. I enjoyed savoring delicious foods like stir fried sotanghon, spaghetti, buko salad, chop suey,  fried lumpia, macaroni salad, caldereta, fruits in season and the everybody’s favorite lechon.  What a sumptuous dinner! It was a night full of food delights, hellos and many chats. I did not notice the  that it was already 1:00am. Early morning already. hehehe. That was just a start of chats and introduction for more chikas with Libby on the coming days.  The party was fun and full of great moments . A once in a lifetime afffair that was worth remembering.

In touch over the weekend

I just had a great weekend extending until today Monday because it is declared as Non-working Day.  I was able to keep in touch with my friend Julie who is living in Texas. I haven’t heard from her for quite a long time. She is also busy preparing for the due time of her pregnancy this coming second week of September. She told me that it is not easy to be pregnant. She is also excited but there is that nervousness  on what to happen on the giving birth day. I just told her that I am also excited for her coming baby and also to her as the soon to be mommy. I sent my message to her via sms and she used her friendster account to reply because she uses the online web in keeping an update about her. Good thing that i was able to open my email and I was notified that I had a message. That was where i was able to read her reply. Also during this weekend, my cousin requested me to make for him an update about his ITR for the year 2008. He called to me when i arrived home last saturday. It was good also because we were able to kee in touch and made an update. He was doing good but also busy in his job overseas. I hope I would be able to finish on the coming days what he is requesting.  Keeping in touch with people who are dear to me just makes me feel happy and knowing how they are doing creates that bond of friendship and togetherness even miles away.

Cookies Delight

Before going home last night, I dropped by at Goldilocks stall in the mall and bought my favorite  CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES .
A light brown colored round cookies that are crunchy outside but soft texture inside. It is made with a generous amount of chocolate chips. I had a  delightful evening with these yummy cookies while watching my favorite television  night shows.

Whole body massage

I was so stressed out the past weeks and just recently I can already feel the manifestation of the stress on my whole body.  My lower back and shoulders are aching and in pain every morning when I wake up. After office hours today I decided to have myself a whole body massage. It is a 1hour massage from top to toe. I can feel the pain on my entire lower back as the therapist did the hard hand massage  on it.  It is very relaxing and I can now feel that my whole body is relieved from the stress of life. The circulation in my body is back to normal condition.  A nice self pampering that is very beneficial to health. Personal must have  as often as possible.

Butterfly ring

I just bought a new SD memory card for my digital camera and so I am back to the picture scene again. While strolling in a bargain shop weeks ago, this cute butterfly ring caught my attention. I used to see this kind of fashion on most artists performing shows on television. I was enticed to buy this fashionable ring for myself just for a change. I like wearing it on my middle finger and have it as my daily fashion accessory. I hope to find more rings of this kind in some more fashionable stalls or outlets in the mall.

TV repair

Last weekend the television at home suddenly shut off and no longer power. Me and my brother immediately sent it for repair in the downtown Sony service center for the cause. The technical personnel immediately checked the unit and informed me later in the afternoon that the TV internal IC parts were already teared off in time and one that triggered is the power interruption that is always scheduled on almost everyday in our village. The appliances  especially the tv set while showing immediately interrupted caused the internal shutdown of the power parts. The service center did good service because we claimed the repaired unit on the following day. Now we are enjoying and  watching again the shows from a newly repaired TV set.

Is He/She the One?

I read an article today about dating — have you found your soul mate? Here are some indications that He/She may be the one for you.

1. When you’re together you feel like you’ve come home.

2. You feel like your partnership was meant to be, as if kissed by destiny.

3. In your communication with each other there is a rapid “knowing” of what each of you means.

4. You have a shared mission in life, perhaps a cause, a career, or the creation of a family life.

5. When you’re together the world seems like a better place.

6. Your mood is elevated when you’re together. It’s not necessarily passion or excitement, although that’s there too at times.

7. When you look at him/her you see a part of yourself that’s been missing. Perhaps it’s her assertiveness or his joy of adventure. But it’s something that when added to your life, makes you feel more complete.

8. Being together makes you more hopeful about the future you are creating.

9. You can be more authentic and fully yourself around your partner.

10. Being together makes each of you work harder on overcoming bad habits and becoming more loving people.

Don’t worry if you don’t feel all 10 of these things when you’re with your partner. That’s where the imperfection comes in — either in you or your partner. If you are experiencing six or more of these markers, chances are you are matched well. Over time you can work towards having all of these qualities. Couples who have lasting love find that their relationships get closer and better over time. And that process has been my privilege and good fortune to experience personally — after a lot of hard work that continues to this day!

Spicy Beef Caldereta

A flavorful beef stew that I cooked last Tuesday at home. This  is one of the family’s favorite menu so cooking the recipe just made everybody excited. Choice cuts of lean beef slow cooked until very tender then added with carrots, potatoes, caldereta recipe sauce, flavorings and spices. Tastes just really great and yummy together with steamed rice.

Hibiscus herbal shampoo

I like using this hibiscus herbal shampoo that was given by my cousin Mylene. It is great for daily use on hair. It has papaya and gugo extracts to help moisturize hair. The present weather condition is very humid with the high concentration of heat exposure of the sun. Just work on a lather on hands then massage into wet hair thoroughly. Rinse well and follow on with your choice conditioner. I tried looking for this brand of shampoo but I haven’t found one yet on the mall. Maybe this is sold on stalls that sell naturally produced products. One thing to check out soon.