Friday, May 29, 2009

SF-Blue Coral Resort

This photo was taken by me during a team building in Blue Coral Resort,Laiya San Juan Batangas. What a perfect scene I got here right from the veranda of our room. Would love to be there again!

For more skywatch photos, visit skyley.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dusk or Dawn?

You Are Dusk

You are a naturally idealistic and creative person. You look forward to nights where everything is possible.

You spend most of your energy on play. Work is okay, but the true you emerges after the work day is done.

You're an offbeat type that doesn't like rules or schedules. Life's too short to waste at a desk in a cube.

Whether you spend your night socializing or working on side projects, you like that your time is yours.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Should you try colonix?

For those of you who have never heard it, Colonix is a colon cleansing product made by a certain Dr. Natura. I also read that they were the first one to market a colon cleanser like this one.

As far as I know this is not a diet pill but many reviews from the internet said that they lost pounds, maybe because it acts as a cleanser thus it flushes toxins out of our body.

There are lots of colon cleansing products out there right now, if you’re contemplating to take one, I suggest you read all the reviews and facts about it. There are many bad reviews about colonix but then there are good reviews too.

So I guess it all depends on you.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Am back

Not so busy anymore.

Grace's wedding was great!! A Filipino-Indonesian wedding (though both of them are Indonesian).
It was a lot of fun seeing a fusion of Filipino and Indonesian wedding traditions.

Yesterday, God made me rest as in literally. Because He gave me a terrible headache. All I did was sleep and eat.

But the hardheaded me still went out later in the afternoon to deposit for Rachel's birthday cake. then hubby and I had our early dinner at Jollibee.

I still don't feel a lot better but have to report to office, otherwise baka wala na ko mapasukan.

So there, I'll try to do some bloghops before I go and if I could I will do more later tonight. The computer at home is working again.Praise God for that!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Until next week.

I need to do a lot of stuff. I don't know how will I manage and not mess up things.

And just so I can remind my self of my to do's I'm writing them down here. I hope this will help.

For Grace's wedding;

1. Review/ finalize ceremony and reception program with the emcee.

2. Finished guest list and seating arrangement

3. Get unity candles and matches from IT

4. Pick up flowers (church - friday evening) (entourage-sat 6AM)

5. Call/text entourage for rehearsal on Friday.

6. Call caterer for final number of guests (tomorrow)

for Rachel's 7th birthday

1. confirm venue

2. finish invitation

3. prepare games

4. order cake

5. finish lay out for tarpaulin

6. print tags for lootbags

Saturday, May 16, 2009

European Cruise

Who wouldn't want that? I'm sure every one of us have dreams of experiencing the grandest vacation we could ever imagine. And don't you think European cruises is just one of those dream? Well, we could dream all we want it's free anyway.

And for you to make your dream a bit realistic why not log on to this cruise site and see for your selves the places to go. There are lots of choices for you such as family cruises or group travel. The destinations are so inviting, you would know for sure you''l have fun and enjoy the trip. Of course you can also make compute of all the cost and expenses you'll have. At least you get to prepare ahead of that dream of yours right?

Be Original

Cee tagged me this and I so agree, A blogger friend recently discovered that someone copied her post and earned something from it, we felt all bad. I mean? if you want to earn why not try to write your own? so if you're with us in this campaign, please copy and share.

What is Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work.

To all Bloggers who exert effort to create noteworthy entries and who continue to maintain a Blog which is a reflection of who she / he is, " Good job! "

To those who have the desire to Blog but are merely scraping contents from other people' s materials, " Whether you are monetizing your site to help you with your basic needs or to satisfy some of your wants, do it the proper way. Stop making money out of someone else's work. Otherwise, you are nothing but a common thief! "

Thank you!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Let's paintball!!

I have never tried paintball in my entire life but my husband played it once and he enjoyed it. In fact he keeps on mentioning to me that we should try it. I think I will also love the game so I would like to plan a paintball session with friends someday. It would be a new activity for us besides singing from a friend’s DVD karaoke at home. That sounds exciting! Though I do not know how much would be the cost of that game. I hope that will not cost us an arm and a leg.

There is a website I know that offers cheap paintball guns and other products. Just looking at their stuff made me want to play it soon!! I really hope we could organize this one of a kind game.

SKYWATCH FRIDAY @ Blue Coral Resort

Beautiful sky at Blue Coral Resort. We are so blessed to have the sun shine so bright when we went there.According to the weather news that day, there was supposed to be a storm and we should expect a dark, cloudy and rainy day but it turned out the other. But when we left that afternoon, a heavy rain started.

the sand, the beach and the sky

this one is taken from my room so it's a bit dark.

For more beautiful skies please visit SF site. Have a nice weekend everyone! Enjoy the sun while it's here! I'm off to make a research about Circuit City.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Summer oh summer

Summer is almost over here in my part of the world. And as of to date I have been out twice in a beach and twice in swimming pool resort. Imagine how many suns I got thus explains my over tanned skin. I still have one more to go at the end of this month and that will conclude all my summer get away for this year. You can say I really enjoyed the summer!

Anyways, have also seen so many outdoor dining sets during this trips and how I wanted to have one when I have my own home na someday. I love the patio dining area of the blue coral although their food is not that good.

I'm posting my reviews of the place I went to this summer. Hope I can finish it this month.

Have a nice day everyone!

Blue Coral Resort, Laiya Batangas

As I mentioned in my last post, I am trying to write a review for each place/resort I went to this summer and here's my review post for Blue Coral Resort.

How to get there

We left Manila at around 3pm and we arrived at pas 7pm. Its usually is 3 hour drive but because of our driver we took it nearly 4 hours. We took South super highway then SLEX then Startoll.

Our Room

The place is beautiful I may say, the rooms are spacious especially the bathrooms!

The room we stayed is called "penthouse" and we have veranda, the view there is so nice!!

View from our veranda
The swimming pool

the adult swimming pool (took this picture from the veranda too)

the kiddie pool
The food

This was a major disappointment to all of us. They do not have restaurant where you can order food instead they do offer buffet meal. We had dinner, breakfast and lunch at P1,050. The food is not good, you would only want to eat it because you're hungry :( So if you want to go there you might as well bring your own food in top of their buffet meal. You won't be needing any diet pill here.

the breakfast

the lunch


There is a billiard table which I forgot to take picture. Again I'll say this place is beautiful. I wish we stayed in one of their house in front of the beach

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I dream of being a mom

How can you handle 11 miscarriages? I don’t know if you can but this lady endures such pain and agony and yet she speaks of God’s faithfulness and still trust in the Lord. What a beautiful heart she has.

I am blessed, encouraged, humbled as I read her blog today. Please visit MY CHRISTIAN DIARY for a story of a mothers’ strength and faith.

I hope and pray I’ll be as strong as she is.

I have yet to be pregnant; I don’t know if I’ll ever be but if I do I hope we can carry on full term. To be pregnant and lose it soon is more painful than being not pregnant at all I guess.

I still dream of having my own child someday, I dream of having this child with us when we go to church, when we go to parks, when we attend gatherings and family reunions, I dream of buying gifts for my child, giving her the best I could.

I dream of being a mom. And I hope I will become one soon.

(cross posted from my made to worship blog)

Monday, May 11, 2009


May 11, 2009


Sorry po na minsan minsan ko lang nasasabi sa inyo ang aking pasasalamat sa pagpapalaki nyo sa amin, alam ko na hindi madali ang pinagdaanan mo upang kami ay mapalaki ng maayos at kahit papano ay mapag-aral at magkaroon ng magandang buhay. Salamat Nay.

Huwag nyo po sanang isispin na nagkulang kayo sa amin dahil alam ko po na ibingay nyo ang inyong best. At hanggang ngayon, pilit nyo pa ring ibinibigay kung ano man ang kaya nyong ibigay sa aming magkakapatid.

Alam ko din po na masyado kayong nag-aalala kay Kuya, siguro po iniisip nyo kung may mali ba sa pagpapalaki nyo sa kanya, Nay lagi mong tandaan na sapat sapat po ang mga aral na itinuro nyo sa amin, tingnan mo kaming 3 nila Ate weng, kahit papano, maayos naman po ang buhay namin. Wag kang mag alala nay, isang araw mare-realize din ni kuya ang mga pagkakamali nya at magkakaroon din sha ng pagkakataon na itama ito, Huwag na huwag nyo pong iisipin ni tatay na hindi naging maayos ang pagpapalaki nyo sa amin.

Natuwa po ako kanina nung nakausap ko kayo sa phone, kanina sa chuch iyak ako ng iyak, kasi binigyan namin ng parangal yung mga nanay at siempre po inisip ko na sana nandito kayo, pero ok na rin dahil I was able to speak to you over the phone.

Nay, uulitin ko po, mahal na mahal ko kayo at ang panalangin ko po bigyan pa kayo ni Lord ng mahabang buhay ni Tatay. Kasi po pangarap ko din na ma iparanas sa inyo ang kaunting kaginhawahan katulad ng pamamsyal sa ibat-ibang lugar sa pilipinas, yung madala kayo sa mga ibat-ibang magagarang restaurant dito sa Manila. makapg relax -relax paminsan minsan sa magandang hotel at alam ko nay ipaparanas sa inyo lahat ng Panginoon yan dahil you deserve all those.

You are one of the most precious possession I have in this world, what I am now I know I owe it to you.

I love you and see you soon!


my nanay with her eldest grandchild

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

100 truths tag

001. Name → Raquel Urbano Abadiano
002. Nickname(s)→ Rocks
004. Zodiac sign → Aquaruis (but I do not believe in horoscope)
005. Male or female → Female
006. Elementary → Bicos Elementary School
008. High School → Bicos National High School
009. College School → Wesleyan University Philippines
010. Hair color → Black
011. Long or short → Long
012. Loud or Quiet → Quiet
013. Jumpers or Jeans → Jeans
014. Phone or Camera → DSLR Cam 
015. Health freak → yes! not really
016. Drink or Smoke? → none
017. Do you have a crush on someone? → yes  Steven Of fated to love you
018. Eat or Drink → cyempre both..
019. Piercings → my ears
020. Tattoos → none
021. Social or Anti-Social → umm..don’t know..
022. Righty or Lefty → righty

023. First piercing → when i was a baby
024. First best friend → Chinet (elementary school friend)
025. First award → First Honor (Grade One)
026. First crush → my childhood friend, a neighboor
027. First relationship → Jojo is the name
028. First pet → a dog name Argie
029. First big vacation → One summer in San Mateo, Rizal
030. First big birthday → Adult na ko..during AGL days
032. First Surgery → Thank God none yet
033. First sport you joined → none pa din
034. Orange or Apple juice → orange juice
035. Rock or Rap → mix of both
036. Country or Screamo → country
037. NSYNC or Backstreet boys → none
038. Britney spears or Christina Aguilera → none
039. Night or Day → night
040. Sun or Moon → moon
041. TV or Internet → internet
042. Playstation or Xbox → none
043. Kiss or hug → hug and then kiss
044. Iguana or turtle → turtle
045. Spider or bee → im scared of both!
046. Fall or spring → spring=)
047. Limewire or iTunes → none
048. Soccer or baseball → baseball


049. Eating → none (which reminds me I’m hungry na)
050. Drinking → water
051. Excitement Level → average
052. I’m about to → get a cup of coffee
053. Listening to → none
054. Plans for today → buy a krispy kreme donut and watch fated till 1 AM.
055. Waiting for → the going home time
056. Energy Level → depleted
057. Thinking of someone → my husband

058. Want kids? → a big yes!!!!!!
059. Want to get married? → married na..
060. When? → April 21, 2006
061. How many kids do you want → 1
062. Any name on the mind → Raphaela
063. What did you want to be when you were little → A teacher
064. Careers in mind → party /wedding planner/ event sylist
065. Mellow future or wild → mellow future
066. Something you would never try → prohibited drugs
067. When do you want to die → Its up to HIM


068. Lips or eyes → both
069. Romantic or Funny → both
070. Shorter or taller → taller
071. Protective or Caring → both
072. Romantic or spontaneous → both
073. Nice stomach or nice arms → arms
074. Sensitive or loud → sensitive
075. Hook-up or relationship → relationship
076. Trouble maker or hesitant → neither
077. Muscular or Normal → normal
078. Kissed a stranger → nope
079. Broken a bone → nope


080. Lost glasses/contacts → not yet
081. Ran away from home → never will try that
082. Held a gun/knife for self defense → nope and hopefully never
083. Killed somebody → in my mind..haha! joke
084. Broke someone’s heart → I hope none
085. Been arrested → never
087. Cried when someone died → oh yes.. many times
088. Liked a friend more than a friend → yes


089. Yourself → ofcourse!
090. Miracles → yes
091. Love at first sight → nope
092. Heaven → yes
093. Santa Claus → no
094. Tooth Fairy → no
095. Kiss on the first date → no.
096. Angels → definitely!


097. Is there one person you want to be with right now → my mom. I miss her na kasi
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life → yes
099. Do you believe in God → definitely!
100. Post as 100 truths and tag 20 people- I'm tagging all the girls in my blogroll.


WW-Top of the mountain

Hubby with two great friends. Taken last December from our Anawangin adventure
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