Thursday, February 19, 2009

the mangyans go to singapore- town

My parents made their first ever overseas trip today via Clark to Singapore! With them are my two younger sisters (also travelling abroad for the first time) and my brother Nates, who (as he likes to point out) had already been to 8 countries in 3 continents.

My cousin Bads, is showing them around the Lion City until Monday night. She's been living it up there for almost a year now. This holiday came about sometime in December when she called my attention about the Cebu Pacific sale. It was a good deal and so I contacted my family about it. It's been my dream to send my parents abroad ever since my first venture outside the Philippines when I went to the States in 2002. I've been to a number of amazing places and discovered new wonders since. And whenever I experience something new, I sort of feel guilty because they're missing it. Most of the time, I don't get to enjoy it completely because a part of me wishes that I could share the moment with my loved ones. Finally, it's here! I would've felt much better if I paid for the whole trip, kaya lang, hindi naman ako milyonaryo. Hehe. I hope through this small gesture, I can say thank you for everything that they have given me. All the things that I am and have now wouldn't have been possible if not for their blessings and sacrifices. They have been so generous to me. And it's only right to pay them back. I know, there are still a million and one things that I owe them but, little by little, I promise to make it up.

Anyway, they'll also hit Kuala Lumpur this weekend. I can picture them all grinning widely against the Petronas Towers as backdrop. Sayang wala kami ni Ketty. It's okay, because we've had our share of trips and holidays. And there's always a next time. Come May, I'll be home again and I really hope that the plan to visit Bohol, titos and titas plus the entire cousinhood included, pushes through.

Have a grand time and enjoy! Love y'all.

Friday, February 13, 2009

old navy

Forget Dior, Old Navy is it for this little monkey. I've almost 2 dozen shirts from this American brand because they're comfortable and presko sa katawan. The vintage shirt designs are right up my alley too. To be fair, I'm not really fussy when it comes to clothing. I don't even press the shirts I wear when I go out. And if people would ask me what my style is, it's t-shirt and jeans baby!

Back to the shirts; I just love them. Old Navy is so affordable which is a good thing at the present climate and because I'm a cheapskate. Hehe. But seriously, why do some people spend hundreds and sometimes thousands of £/ $/ Php on shirts? I don't get it. Especially when you can get some Old Navy shirts for only 99 cents on sale (US. In the UK for 2 quid). Dirt cheap. Talk about value for money.
Did you know that Old Navy was named after a pub in Paris?

Pepito in what else?

Monday, February 02, 2009

feb freeze

"The heaviest snowfall to hit the UK in 18 years has brought travel chaos to large parts of the country. "

Picture of the workplace today.

This is the first time I'm experiencing winter weather this severe. Although the temperature hasn't dropped yet to extreme levels, the wintry conditions is dangerous as it is beautiful. Everything was white! I live nearby the hotel but going to work today proved to be a difficult journey. Most of the roads were covered with snow and because of this, a lot of the people at work stayed in at home. Thus, double the work for us who managed to come in. I actually helped out in the Accounts Office. Something I wanted to do for a long time. Just so I can have a clear grasp on the revenue aspect of hotel management. It may come handy in the future if I decide to continue a career in this industry. But in the present climate (pun intended), who knows what will happen?

Sunday, February 01, 2009

snow monkey

About 6 cms of snow have already fallen today. And forecasters say there's more to come through the night.

Pepito attempting to make a snow angel.