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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Some of our photos from Punta Fuego

Just love the house that we rented at Punta Fuego I can't stop blogging about it! I hope in 5 years, we can afford even a small lot there near the beach. I've always dreamed of owning a vacation house that when I stepped at Punta Fuego, I knew I must be in heaven. The place that we rented was more or less 700sqm. We don't really need that of course. We just need at least three bedrooms, a big recreation area and a space for a lap pool similar below.

Punta Fuego

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Punta Fuego

Monday, May 03, 2010

Secret Garden

I want a  garden weathervane! Okay, pardon the excitement but I just saw the cutest weathervane at It reminded me so much of those English gardens that I only read from books and see in the movies. If you don't know what a weathervane is, it's an instrument that is used in the early times for showing the direction of the wind. They also served as an architectural ornament to the highest point of a building with using common designs such as ships, arrows and horses. According to Wikipedia, when designing a wind vane, the weight should be evenly distributed to each side of the surface. The surface area however should be unequally divided so that the pointer can move on its axis. However, wind vanes are now being used more as an ornament that the fancier they are, the less accurate it is.

But back to garden weathervanes. I just thought we improve the atmosphere of our terrace by getting rust-free decorations. My husband suggested the eagle weathervane  but I like these two below.

Call me childish but they somehow remind me of magical gardens, even scary ones wherein kids are not supposed to go yet they manage to find themselves inside the grounds anyway. It's also like one of those huge houses complete with wood cupola, garden maze, fountain and secret doors that are guaranteed to give you the creeps. Yet they don't creep me out. I find all of them magical and being a dreamer that I am, I want to have a touch of that for my home. Nothing weird of course, but at least something that will keep things interesting. My daughters will surely love this too and perhaps just like me, pretend that they have their own secret garden that they can escape to from time to time.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday Stealing: The Question Meme

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
I am happily married so nothing can get more serious than that.

02) What was your dream growing up?
To be a super model and astronomer at the same time. The universe amazes me.

03) What talent do you wish you had?
I love to paint and draw. I think I used to have this talent when I was a kid but it went away when I grew up. I can still draw but not like the masters. So if I can improve on that, I'd be very happy.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
Piña colada please!

05) Favorite vegetable?

06) What was the last book you read?
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. Not as nice as Time Traveler's wife.

07) What zodiac sign are you?

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
No tattoos but plenty of ear piercings. A result of my rebellious childhood.

09) Worst Habit?
I can't think of anything. I feel so perfect most of the time. Well that could be it. Add vanity to the mix if you like.

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
No. I don't drive.

11) What is your favorite sport?
Swimming for me. But I love watching football and gymnastics.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
I'm always optimistic much to my husband's delight because he's just the opposite.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
Panic perhaps.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
Nothing and never, I hope.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
I eat 3-4 plates of rice a day and still manage to keep my figure. Well, before I got pregnant that is.

16) Do you have any pets?
Nope. Just not crazy about having pets. My husband loves his fishes though and it's fine with me because I don't have to clean the tank myself.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
You might find me eating ice cream in front of my laptop.

18) What was your first impression of me?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?d
I like them if they're really good.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
My small chest and too huge hips.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
It depends on how delicious the crime will be. ;) Of course, you  know I'm talking about crimes that are not punishable by law right?

22) What color eyes do you have?
Dark brown

23) Ever been arrested?
Yes, jaywalking when I was 15 yrs old.

24) Bottle or can soda?
Bottle please.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
I'll pay for our lot property in full so we can start building our dream home.

26) What’s your favorite place to hang out at?
Any airconditioned room with a huge bed and TV.

27) Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes and I'm scared shitless of them.

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Watch TV, read ebooks.

29) Do you swear a lot?
Not anymore. Need to be careful around kids.

30) Biggest pet peeve?
Poseurs and braggarts.

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
Fairly happy woman with so much in store for her.

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
Oh yeah.

33) Favorite and least favorite food?
Favorite: pasta. A very good one of course. Least: Hot noodle soup

34) Do you believe in God?

Saturday, May 01, 2010

New Month

So much social activities this May. I only wish I have enough time in my hands to go to all of them. And not only that, we only have a month or so before our little bambina comes out. We are so excited but so not ready for sleepless nights just yet. Which is why I'm doing what I can to get rest and spend time with my husband and daughter. I've also been accepting multiple design projects so I can save more money. Even though I work from home, I want to take off for at least a month without worrying about not getting new projects. We've saved enough for hospital bills, baby shopping and baptism without touching our main savings account so I'm really happy with the way things are going.