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You’re The One by Aj Rafael, JayR, Kris Lawrence
Aug 3rd, 2015 by niceyfemme

Girl I know you need somebody new and
No I’m not just saying that coz I’m feeling you
You deserve the best you do it with a ness never leave me unimpressed girl..

So cant we sit and talk and pass the time and then we’ll close our eyes and fall asleep tonight
Coz i just want you close
Girl I need another dose
Got my heart out of my chest girl

Because I know there will be better days ahead
If we just open up and say the words
The words we left unsaid

You’re the one Yes I need someone to show me how to understand what love’s about
So tell me when can this love begin
I keep it real I really feel that you’re the one

Coz I would give you anything you want
So could you please be careful with my heart
I must confess I ain’t gonna rest
Until you’re by my side girl

Because I know there will be better days ahead
If we just open up and say the words
The words we left unsaid

You’re the one Yes I need someone to show me how to understand what love’s about
So tell me when can this love begin
I keep it real I really feel that you’re the one

You’re the one that I could see sharing all these things with me
You’re the one I want me sharing this reality
To feel you bout me wherever
To hurt you you know I never
Believe me when I say
I need you here

I keep it real I really feel that you’re the one

Coron, Palawan 2015
Jul 5th, 2015 by niceyfemme

It all started with a Marketmanila blog post. I really look up to the man and one day he posted a picture of himself a la James Bond in a beach with the clearest waters and fine white sand. I told myself, “I’m going to that place too.” And made a mental note of the place’s name, CORON, PALAWAN.

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I love travelling but of course in real life it’s not very easy to do. I mean it’s not easy to just pack up and leave. First, it’s not cheap even if you choose the most basic options if there’s a number of you in the group and with the hectic-ness of the world today who can go? We did. :)

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It didn’t hurt that I found some nicely priced airline tickets.

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Flight was delayed for a few hours but that didn’t reduce our excitement!

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Touch down in Busuanga Airport! We arrived at 5pm and started our tour the next day.

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The tourists! :)

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The knowledgeable tour guide Anthony if I still remember his name right.

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My sleepy daughter.

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If these photos didn’t make you want to go there then I don’t know what will. :)

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Just after I booked the tickets I immediately ordered long sleeved rash guard for the family especially for Joleigh, and aqua shoes.

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There’s just one thing I didn’t like very much, it’s the sun that’s shining like it’s really mad at us! It really hurt our skin and roasted it in minutes.

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Scorching hot!

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So we “swam” on the side of the boat. We don’t know how to swim and my Mom and Aunt are really scared about drowning and getting washed away from the shore. They’re always paranoid haha.

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Floating. Big accomplishment for them.

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She loves the water. Or she just doesn’t know the concept of danger yet.

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Joleigh with Lola Precy or Lola P.

She’s already sleepy on the way to the next destination hence the face. To be honest I don’t remember which island is which.

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I loved snorkeling! But I didn’t like that it’s rented. (I bought my own now.)

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Sarap!

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Woot woot!

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underwater

I brought a waterproof camera.

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Blue green clear waters. This is the clearest waters I have seen. On the way to the next destination.

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Food for lunch.

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Set up for lunch on the island.

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Breathtaking!

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All the time that I was looking at the clear waters I was thinking about the freshest fish and other seafood we could eat!

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Took a lot of prodding to get her to get to the water. Even with the life vest my mother still thinks she’ll drown. Can’t blame her though, I still get scared myself.

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I love this place!

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Mommy’s “floating!”

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Exhausted!

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Tried fishing with my mini fishing rod and reel. My first ever catch!

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We were too tired and hungry. Here we were waiting for our food.

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Tired and hungry but happy!

P.S. We’re going back to Coron in a few months!

French Baguette Recipe plus Baked Macaroni
Apr 10th, 2015 by niceyfemme

This is the better recipe I tested. Been wanting to use my Kitchenaid mixer and baguette is what I’ve been craving to eat recently. This recipe produces a baguette that has a chewy inside and a crunchy crust.

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My bad that I forgot to take pictures after it was baked.

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I thought this will go well with Baked Macaroni.

baked mac with baguette slices

Found this recipe on Allrecipes.com but forgot which one. And I adjusted the recipe a bit, like added more flour, added some dried herbs for flavors I prefer. If you prefer a more plain taste then don’t add the herbs.

French Baguette

1 cup lukewarm water (110F)

3 cups bread flour

4 T sugar (I added more as prefer a bit of sweetness)

1 t. salt

1 1/2 t. instant yeast

1 egg white

1. Add the water in the mixer bowl and add half of the sugar mix then add the yeast to activate. Wait for 10 minutes until the mixture becomes bubbly.

2. In speed 2, add the flour to the bowl. Once it turns into a ball of dough sprinkle the salt and keep on kneading until the dough is smooth.

3. Oil the bowl and roll your dough on it to coat with oil. Cover and let rise until doubled in size, about an hour.

4. Roll the dough into a rectangle until the dough is very thin. Cut in half then jelly roll it and seal the seams. Do the same with the other half of the dough. Brush with beaten egg whites.

5. Cut at an angle, not too deep. Cover. Let rise until doubled about 40 minutes.

6. Bake in 390F for 20 minutes. You can spray some water while baking for crunchier crusts.

Done!

 

Tune Hotel Quezon City
Apr 9th, 2015 by niceyfemme

Just a short review.

Double room at Tune Hotel Quezon City

Well can I Just start by saying I got a cheaper rate by booking online.

Booked the same day and called them on the phone regarding parking, said they have a few. What they didn’t mention was that the signage/name of their hotel was missing (learned later on theyre trying to fix it) so it took us a few going back and forth in the area to find it. Ooops I just realized I forgot to take a picture and it’s such a hassle to take one in front of the hotel with a toddler who’s very active.

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Parking was ok since it wasn’t a busy day so many slots are vacant.

The room was small but for the price it’s ok. This is the kind of hotel Im looking for, not too expensive but comfortable with the basics. If you want all the extras the book in a 5 star hotel.

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The hot water and shower works well. TV with cable is fine. Wifi is good but not fast. Aircon is fine at first but around 12 midnight I noticed the aircon got loud, it was the blower. So loud that it was a hassle to get to sleep. Then around 6am I thought storm Chedeng was finally in Manila when I checked outside the window the sun was bright, the blower was that loud and crazy.

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No slippers, you have to bring your own.there were two towels and a small one. 1 bottle of shampoo, 2 small thin round soap. I was looking for a door mat found none.

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Courteous housekeeping staff, always greeting you. Front desk staff are all cold. Not even a smile. Took at least 30 minutes to check out, took that long for them to check the room.

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and their site said minimum age of guests is 5 years old and below that is not allowed. I brought my daughter with me and it was not a problem.

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Still will go back. I don’t think there’s a better hotel at this price. Is it too much to ask for breakfast? Just some wishful thinking… :) It’s just nice to know that if we really need to stay overnight that there’s an affordable hotel we can stay at that won’t break the bank and will leave me feeling guilty.

Active Fun in Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
Apr 1st, 2015 by niceyfemme

Brought Joleigh to Active Fun so she can channel her endless energy in play with other kids. For someone who doesn’t live close to the area, I found it quite a challenge to find the place. It did help that I used google maps for me to have an idea where it is with St. Luke’s Global as my base point.

After going around a few times on the building I still couldn’t find the parking area. Turned out they don’t have their own parking space I was told. We parked in the building where Dimensione is located and we had to walk to get to Active Fun. So we registered and off she went! Oh you have to bring socks don’t forget.

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Tunnel 1.

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Tunnel 2.

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Kids aged 3 and below need to have a guardian with them inside. Needless to say I had my exercise by going up and down with her. Read the rest of this entry »

Joleigh @ Manila Ocean Park 2015
Mar 28th, 2015 by niceyfemme

February 25, 2015

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She’s now 2 and a half. How fast time flies! I can easily talk to her now and how blessed I am that she’s simply a smart kid as well as affectionate so I find it hard to say no to her requests like going to see the fishies at Manila Ocean Park. Every time we passed Luneta area whenever we go to Quezon City she would asks me to got there and one time I had no choice but make a promise and boy does she remembers my promises. She won’t stop until I make true to that promise!

Joleigh @ Ocean Park

With the fishies. Read the rest of this entry »

Ebay and Paypal: Give me my money back!
Aug 23rd, 2014 by niceyfemme

This is really stressing me out. I hope this gets resolved soon.

I sa w a nuce Kitchenaid mixer on Ebay and decided to buy. Its $199 plus shipping to Philippines which is around $105. So Im exoecting to pay $304. The first time it said error and I took a screen cqpture just to be sure. Then I tried again and this time I noticednthat the final amount became only $199 and not the correct final amount. So I got worried if I got charged so I checked my debit card which is only for my online shopping. Surprise! I was charged $Php8400. The thing with BPI Mastercard is that I cant check my transactions,  they just deduct and deduct so before each and every transaction I do I check my balance online take a screen cap then do that again after I pay.

So I sent a message to the seller usa-world-sales at ebay and it’s like he’s not taking me seriously or he thinks im scamming him. I asked for my money back and the first thing he asked is where im from and when I said Philippines he didn’t answer again for anither 24 hours until I sent him more messages.

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I tried calling Ebay customer service and its hard for them to give me an answer because they cant find the transaction on my account.

Now I’m waiting for Paypal’s reply. I’LL UPDATE SOONEST.

My Little Sunshine
Apr 13th, 2014 by niceyfemme

I’ve always wanted a baby girl and man how she gives me my daily sunshine! My Joleigh is so cute and smart plus so funny I have no idea where she took that from haha.

My Joleigh!

Here she is wearing my shades, so big for her tiny face, after playing with her rice powder. She likes it when I take her picture while she’s posing too.

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With Mama doing the groceries.

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Happy Birthday Joleigh!
Mar 30th, 2014 by niceyfemme

Late post. But better than never posting this at all. :)

Time definitely flew way too fast! I now have a one year old! I distinctly remember when I was still writing posts about my desire to have a baby and secretly wishing for a girl, even though I kept telling myself that if I have a boy I’d be equally happy. No, God has been so nice to me, granting again my prayers to a T.

It has been a shame that I have not given this blog as much time as I used to like before I got pregnant.  And I could have used this blog to document my baby’s every day and every milestone but no I got so overwhelmed by pregnancy and motherhood and by my laziness. I always have chosen sleep over everything else. Man this new permanent job has made me soooo tired! And sooooooo happy!

Anak thank you for giving me the best year of my life . I’ve never felt so happy seeing someone smile, seeing someone take her first steps and even when I get sneezed at. I can’t wait for the coming days and years that I get to take care of you and love you. It has been a great privilege having you as my daughter and I am so proud and I fell so tall whenever you call me Mama.

Papa and I, together with Mommy and Daddy will do our very best to give you a muchbetter life than we had. All the opportunities in the world as well.  But most importantly I’d try my best to make you feel loved, that you always have me. That I support you no mztter what and with Mama you’ll never be judged. I love you Joleigh. I truly thank God everyday for giving me you?

PS. Thank you for loving Mama’s dede as much as you do. :) I love it that you love them that much.

One Day at a Time
Jan 15th, 2014 by niceyfemme

Is how I am going to do this to get myself to blog again! I don’t want to give excuses but motherhood just rrally makes me so tired! But the I just have to remember that I dont need to post long ones, even just short postswith a few pictures will do.  I just want my baby Jordan to have something to read when she’s older and see herself groe in this blog. So yeah will try! Oh please help me.

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