Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the city that never sleeps

You Are City

You prefer big lights and big dreams over the slow paced life of the country.

You crave excitement, and the city has many opportunities for you.

While you appreciate the peace and quiet of the country, it's a little too quiet.

You need lots people, culture, and action to feel truly alive.

discount designer jewelry

A niece's fashion sense is driving me nuts! You see, at a very tender age of 9, she's already asking her dad to shop for discount designer jewelry for her, imagine that? And the dad (who happens to be my brother, by the way) is supporting her daughter's caprices and whims all the way!

It's not as if I don't want her to have these things. I also have a daughter and soon, she will also love to collect jewelries and fashion accessories. What I don't want them to do is to make these material stuff center of their lives. For this is not the important things in life. There's more to that!

Personal Faves

1. What are your favorite colors?
+ Purple and Pink.

2. What is your favorite kind of clothing to wear? Why? What’s your least favorite?
+ Something classic - crisp white tops, khaki pants/shors/minis, flip flops or wedges

3. Do you like to take showers or baths? Why/why not?
+ I love long baths.


Your Glamour Icon Is Sultry

Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness.

What Glamour Icon Best Represents You?

WOW! I never knew this was the case. Hmm maybe I should take this test again and see what happens next! LOL. I wonder how the husband will react to this. I don't even dress the part. Maybe seductive should be the term? I dont know. Is it obvious I am in denial here?! Hahaha!

gold bullion

I read somewhere that at Monex Deposit Company, you can actually purchase silver, gold and bronze, and other precious metals to your liking and can have them safekeep your pieces in their storage or depository. A friend who is actually very fond of collecting semi precious and precious metals purchased gold bullions and left it to them first for safekeeping.

I wouldn't think twice as well of entrusting these metals to them since they are known to have dedicated staff of hard asset professionals committed to serving your precious metals investment needs and being America’s best dealer with a convenient market and competitive precious metals prices.

class or trash?

I'm sorry... This says everything :) LOL

You Are Classy

You are well mannered at all occasions. You believe in taking the higher road.

You treat people with kindness and respect. You think before you speak or act.

You know how to charm people and put them at ease. It's all about the right words or gestures.

By having class, you make others feel more comfortable around you.


1. Do you tend to accomplish more in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening?
I am a morning person so I make sure most of my tasks are done in the morning.

2. When there are bad thunderstorms outside, how much does this affect your ability to get things done?
I do not let these things affect me.

3. If you could set your own work schedule, would you go in earlier in the morning or later in the day?
I would rather go in earlier in the morning.

4. If you had the chance to work four ten-hour days and have a three-day weekend, would you prefer that over a traditional five-day workweek?
Yeah, Ill take that option!

5. Take the quiz:
Are You Dusk or Dawn?

You Are Dawn

You are a naturally energetic and optimistic person. You can't wait to start each day.

You hate to waste any time, and you jump out of bed in the morning ready to face the world.

You enjoy working and have a fulfilling career. For you, nothing feels better than the sweet victory success.

You are goal oriented and successful in every aspect of your life. You're universally ambitious.

6. Where is the last place you remember taking time to admire a sunset or dusk?
By the shoreline :)

unique personalized wedding favors

Who doesn't want to have a grand and exquisite wedding? I guess all girls are dreaming of that. I did not have the grandest but I can porudly say that mine was beautiful and memorable - with all our friends and family as witness to that grandious event, I could not ask for more.

My husband and I have been hands on with the preparation leading to our wedding. From the gown to the caterers to the flowers and even to the
unique personalized wedding favors that we gave away, we did ourselves. From the research to the canvassing to the purchasing. That was what made it more meaningful and special.

We might not have had the most colorful and glamorous wedding, but for me, it was the best...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

bag a holic

I am a bag lover, hands down. And my bag collection is so vast and you can trace it from years back. Even up to now, I still collect them but not as much as when I was younger. I am more fond with unique styles now and just recently, I had a custom tote bag made for me and my mom. My mom and I really loved the outcome and we are planning to have some more made for our relatives. You can check out the site if you are interested. This is one good find indeed!


100 Truths! After you've filled this out, tag 15 people and have them do the same.

1. Last beverage --> Hot choco
2. Last phone call --> Owen Contemplado
3. Last text message --> Red Villaret
4. Last song you listened to --> Tamia - So into you
5. Last thought before you slept last night -- > It was a nice date with hubby and little girl.
6. Last time you cried --> This morning, in church while praying for the people who has deeply hurt me =(

7. Dated someone twice --> Oh of course!
8. Been cheated on? -- > Yea. Just a few times. ;)
9. Kissed someone & regretted it? -- > Yeah, big time.
10. Lost someone special? -- > Yes
11. Been depressed? -- > Yes
12. Been drunk and threw up? -- > Back in my younger years, once.

13. Violet
14. Yellow
15. Pink
16. Orange

17. Made new friends? -- > Yep!
18. Laughed until you cried --> You bet!
19. Met someone who changed you --> I sure did.
20. Found out who your true friends were --> Eversince, I already know who my real friends are and I keep them close to my heart. They know who they are! ;)
21. Found out someone was talking about you --> For all I care. That's what I learned from my husband. To not care at all.
22. How many people on your friends list do you know in real life --> All of them. I don't add people I don't personally know.
23. How many kids do you want to have --> Just 2. I have 1 now, and another coming in '10.
24. Do you have any pets --> Bob, my pet pug.
25. Do you want to change your name --> I love my name and the story behind it.
26. What did you do for your 16th birthday --> I was still in highschool and my dad threw a sweet sixteen party for me and my senior friends =)
27. What time did you wake up today --> 9AM. We sleep in on sundays (if I don't have work). I have to wake up at 9 to prepare breakfast and get us all dressed for the 1030 mass.
28. What were you doing at midnight last night? -- > Watching some TV with hubby.
29. Name something you CANNOT wait for --> Our own home.
30. When was the last time you saw your dad --> More than a year ago. Incidentally, today is his 56th birthday so Happy Birthday Dad. I love you to bits!
31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life --> I wish I was more artsy.
32. What are you listening to right now --> Tori Amos - Sleeps with butterflies
33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom --> Yeah when I was a little. I had an uncle named Tom.
34. What's getting on your nerves right now? --> I am steady eddie.
35. Most visited webpage --> my site.

36. What's your name --> Farah Romina
37. Nicknames --> Farah, Farfar, Fars, Be to my parents, Neng to my in laws, Mama to my 2 precious ones
38. Relationship Status --> Happily Married.
39. Zodiac sign --> Aquarius
40. Elementary --> Colegio de Sta Isabel in Naga City
41. Middle School --> Colegio de Sta Isabel in Naga City
42. High school ---> Colegio de Sta Isabel in Naga City
43. Hair color ---> Jet Black (talaga!)
44. Long or short --> Long
45. Height --> 5'4"
46. Do you have a crush on someone? --> John Estrada only because he looks like my husband
47. Piercings --> 2
48. Tattoos --> None
49. Righty or lefty --> ambidextrose

50. Scare you -- > Death. Poverty and Rats.
51. You don’t understand -- > Treachery
52. You hate -- > Lies. Loudness. Bad driving.
53. You want to do before you die -- > Travel all over the world. Stop to smell the flowers.
54. One should listen to -- > Reggae music.
55. One should never listen to -- > False preachings.

56. First surgery -->My C-section almost 4 years ago.
57. First piercing --> Ears
58. First best friends --> Erlene Bonita
59. First sport you joined --> Gymnastics in first grade. My mom wanted to be the next Mary Lou Retton hahaha!
60. First pet --> A dog
61. First vacation --> Baguio City
62. First live concert --> UP Sunken Garden - Side A
63. First crush --> Papoy Saltarin (wherever he is, God bless him)

64. Eating --> Lizzie's softbatch cookies
65. Drinking --> Mango Juice
66. I'm about to --> prepare our things because we are going to my in laws' place for lunch then attend a party in Makati after.
67. Listening to --> Tori Amos - Sleeps with Butterflies
68. Waiting for --> Lizzie to come up. She's playing with her yaya in the sala.

69. Want a family? -- > I have one. And I am one of the lucky few. Thank God.
70. Where do you see yourself settling? -- > Somewhere in the East.
71. Careers in mind? -- > I want to be successful as a mom and a wife. To me, that's what matters. My husband can take care of the financial side =)

72. Lips or eyes --> eyes. He has the best pair.
73. Hugs or kisses --> hugs. and wet kisses weet weet! :)
74. Shorter or taller --> Taller of course.
75. Older or Younger --> Doesn’t matter.
76. Romantic or spontaneous --> Spontaneous and romantic!
77. Sensitive or loud --> Sensitive
78. Hook-up or relationship --> Relationship
79. Trouble maker or hesitant --> Neither

80. Kissed a stranger --> I haven't.
81. Drank hard liquor --> I prefer hard liquor than beer.
82. Lost glasses/contacts --> All the time!
83. Sex on first date --> NO.
84. Broken someone's heart --> Yeah. A few times I guess.
85. Had your own heart broken --> A few times also.
86. Been arrested --> Nope
87. Cried when someone died --> Yes.
88. Liked a friend that is a girl? --> Yeah, in high school. It was the IN thing. So that explains why I never had a BF then. I met my first ever BF in college. We were both freshmen. Hahaha!

89. Yourself --> Of course.
90. Miracles --> I've seen a lot of it, yes.
91. Love at first sight --> Yes too.
92. Heaven --> Yes
93. Hell --> Yes
94. Santa Claus --> No. And Lizzie will grow up not believing in one.
95. Evolution --> Not entirely
96. God --> Absolutely.
97. Angels --> They’re everywhere. You feel them.

98. Had more than one boyfriend/girlfriend at one time? -- > Nope. I am so into my special someone so thinking of fooling around is so not me.
99. Do you miss anyone? -- > My dad..
100. Are you glad this survey is over?-- > Finally! Hehe =)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

sad cousin

My cousin is really having a hard time getting rid of all her zits! I swear, she has tried all sorts of treatments and have been to all kinds of dermatologists from north to south but to no avail. She was told by one of the better dermatologists that here is some kind of an adult acne that really need continuous treatment and regular visits to the doctors. She has attempted to fast and starve just because of this ongoing dilemma that she is having. I just told her that life is not all about acne. There is more to life than that, right?!

female survey

Had a little time to spare so I snagged this from Babs.

Does your password have to do with a boy? Not anymore. It has something to do with a girl this time ;)
What’s one thing a guy can do to make you like them? Wits and Humor.
Are you a girly girl? I am somewhere in between but often leaning on the guy side, blame it on my UP influence.
Small or big purses? Big!!
Do you stay friends with your ex’s? I don't think I am friends with anyone of them. Haven't seen them in a while...
Did you dress up on Halloween? Yes.
Do you call anybody by their last name? Yeah. When I curse and Im mad. I call my husband Dela Rosa!
Do you wear makeup? A little at work, absolutely none on weekends.
Can you put on mascara without opening your mouth? Of course.
Have you ever cooked food for a guy? All the time!
Have you ever been called a bad influence? Fortunately not.
Have you ever broken a guy’s heart? Yeah.

American Eagle or Hollister? Hollister
Flats or Heels? Flats, lately.
Skirts or jeans? Jeans.
Socks or leggings? Leggings.
Heels or sneakers? Sneakers
Straight or curly hair? Straight of course. Love you own!
Hoops or dangling earrings? hooplah
Have you ever had your heart broken? Yes.
Do you prefer light or dark haired guys? Dark-haired guys.
Do you have a best friend? Of course, who doesnt?
What do you think about the person you like? Marvelous!
Have you ever thought of having plastic surgery? Nah.
Do you like your life? Asofreakinlutely!
Ever walked into the guy’s bathroom? Nope.
Have you ever jumped in the pool with your clothes on? Yes.
Have you ever slapped a boy in the face? Yeah.
Have you ever cried yourself to sleep? Yes.
Have you ever not been able to get someone off of your mind? Yes.
Do you ever wish you were famous? Fame will never equate to happiness =)

Cowboy or gangsta? Cowboy
Preppy or Punk/Goth? Preppy.
Well educated or Dropout? Well educated.
Contacts or Glasses? Contacts.
Funny or Serious? Funny.
Romantic or Daredevil? A mix of both.
Cute or Hot? Cute during the day, hot during the night lol! -LOLOL!
Long or short hair? Short.
Smoker or nonsmoker? Nonsmoker.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

jack of all trades

My dad was sharing some good reviews on some industrial products that he got for my grandmother's carehome business. This has been an ongoing dilemma for him since he didn't have any clue on which company can give him the most effective products that he needed until he searched online and stumbles upon Reid Supply Company. He was just so satisfied that all the equipments that he had in mind were being offered by them - from clamps, to bolts and knobs and levers. This way, he doesn't need to waste time to go around the mall and look for this products individually. I can say the my dad is one happy, satisfied man after his discovery on Reid Supply Company.

happiness is...

having some girlfriends to share your coffee with...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

rock and roll!

I should be sleeping by now. The launch date of my new LOB will be tomorrow and I need to be in the office very early to set up and make sure that everything's all set. I am quite excited and super happy that I can't seem to bring myself to lalaland. Especially now that I want to dream about the sleep number bed that my brother is telling me about. I just wish things will really turn out the way I want it tomorrow. It's going to be one fun, rock and roll time in the office!!