Friday, December 14, 2012

I can't think of a title for this post! (How lame! haha)

As I was in front of the computer this afternoon, I thought of visiting my-long-forgotten-blog. Then suddenly I decided to change the layout. I want my blog to be "eye friendly" and simple (I hope I achieved that), of course still with my favorite colors in it. Haha 

As I was doing the editing I told myself, "Sana maganda ang sunset mamaya para makapag photo blog ako." (Hoping to have a lovely sunset later so I can photo blog it)

Trigger happy much? :P 

Lovely colors, yes? =)

I climbed the highest yet unfinished part of our house just so I can capture this. =)
 Among all the photos that I took, this has to be my favorite! ^______^
Look for the heart, if you can! =)

Thank you Lord for granting my request. May I always appreciate the beauty of Your creations. 

happiness for you, 


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Make Your Own Havaianas 2012

I'm going to...

Thanks Havaianas Philippines! ^______^

happiness for you, 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lenten Recollection

When I woke up this morning, I've decided not to attend tonight's cluster teaching because of the school requirements that I need to accomplish. Le sigh! But I don't want Satan to be happy so I attended our Lenten Recollection. I jotted down some notes for my personal use however when I went home and read my notes, I was surprised to what I've written (actually typed on my mobile phone haha). And I thought of posting it here so I can share what I learned tonight.
The speaker who happened to be our cluster leader, started his talk by asking us if we know what ALCOPEO means? A reverberating NO was the crowd's answer. It's actually the Catholic Liturgical Calendar.

   A - Advent
   C - Christmas
   O - Ordinary time
   L - Lent
   P - Paschal Triduum
   E - Easter (highest celebration of the Catholic Faith)
   O - Ordinary time (ending  - Christ the King)

The Liturgical Calendar follows a three year cycle, each year being represented by the letters, A, B and C. The year A cycle, the Gospel of Matthew is the primary Gospel that is used for the readings. In year B, Mark is the primary Gospel. In year C Luke is the primary Gospel. The Gospel of John is proclaimed on particular Sundays in each of the years.

After discussing about the Liturgical Calendar, kuya Dyops shared today's Gospel. It's about the rich man who committed the sin of omission. (for today's reading click here

Fast and abstain twice a year, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

We were asked...How did you spend Lent, last year? Will you have a more spirit-filled Lent this year?

Lent means Spring. Quaresma in Spanish or 40 days.

The speaker also mentioned about the Temptation of Jesus in the desert ( Matt. 4:1-4)

3 Very Important Things in Overcoming Temptation:
1. He was led by the Holy Spirit
Pray everyday for God's Spirit:
 for a better resolution, click the photo
2. He was guided by God's Word

  • Be faithful to your Prayer time.
  • Read Catholic Christian book.
  • Attend your Household meeting regularly and other SFC meetings.
  • Intensify your thirst for God's word.

3. He fasted for 40 days...

  • When we fast, the intention is always spiritual and it is about food. It declares that God is above even to our basic needs.
  • When we fast, instead of eating, we should pray, read the Scripture, go before the Blessed Sacrament, and meditate.

*The Challenge: Fast on Holy Week (Yes, Fast for Seven Days)*

7 steps to do Fasting:
1. Write your intentions (include the success of the CLPs)

2. Choose your kind of fasting
  • Water fast (water only)
  • Juice fast (juice only, e.g. carrot juice)
  • Bread and water fast (hamburger is not included, walang palaman okay?! hehe)
  • One-meal-a-day fast
  • Small-meals fast
3. Prepare for your Holy Week fast by slowly getting your body accustomed to your kind of fasting.

4. Begin your fast and do it "privately." (don't look like you're fasting, don't tell it to anyone) Expect that the first 2-3 days would be very difficult and it may have some physical side effects. (like bad breath, because your body is detoxifying)

5. Grow closer to God, without this, the fast may become meaningless.

6. Break your fast to adjust to real food just as you did before you started the fast. no oil, dairy products and meat during the adjustment period.

7. Adopt the best stuff into a permanent lifestyle that may be too good to limit only to serve days a year. Bless your body and bless your soul.

"The season of LENT reminds us that the life we have and the material possessions we hold are simply LENT to us. We are but pilgrims here on earth who will pass by only once. We bring nothing when we die. But we can leave behind the love we've shared, the hope we have given and the goodness we have done."

May we all have a meaningful Lent!

happiness for you, 

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February 2012 Movies

My favorite clip from the movie Blue Valentine. ^___^

"Here, I'll play you something you can dance. I can't really sing. I have to sing goofy, in order to sing,                     like I have to sing stupid. Okay?" 

My Top 3 Movies:
1. Letters to Juliet
2. If Only
3. 50 First Dates 

happiness for you, 

Monday, February 27, 2012

TEDJ goes to Ilocos

Vice Ganda Super Bass Dance Craze Ilocos Edition =)

happiness for you, 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

I survived the PLUNGE baby! =)

It's my second time in Bohol. Did the city tour the first time I was here so my goal for this trip is to take the PLUNGE in Danao. Since there are 16 of us travelling, we rented a van that will bring us to Danao. We arrived in Tagbilaran around 10 in the morning and since most of us were already hungry we decided to have an early lunch before heading to E.A.T Danao. We asked manong driver to drive us to a nearby restaurant. 
Chicken Ati-atihan
then after a 2 hour drive from Tagbilaran...

To know more about the activities that you might want to here
happiness for you,

Monday, February 13, 2012

I  really wish you were here... 

happiness for you, 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Circle of FUN

We woke up very early and went to Quezon City Circle to jog because we're trying to lose weight! =) But I'm too lazy to write what happened yesterday so just look at the photos below! ha ha 

We heart self-timer! =)
1, 2, 3 S-M-I-L-E!
We just love to laugh! And sometimes we laugh with no reason! ha ha #fact
The branches fascinate me.
photo before we buy something to eat
before going to Tropical Hut
nom nom nom nom
Why do I look constipated here? haha
Wawa Tine walang footlong
Divine - Julidane - Tine and Moi
After the jogging, aerobics and picnic, we went to our house to have our first household.
Household topic: Be Thankful Even in Tough Times
                               >Don't worry about anything.
                               >Pray about everything.
                               >Think about the right things.
                               >Thank God in all things.

I will forever cherish 02.05.2012! ^____^

happiness for you,

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Finally, after 5 or so months I was able to drag my lazy butt to a salon a while back. But I'm not ready to cut my long black tresses 'as in super short yet' so I just told the becky at the salon to cut off just 2 inches and I want side bangs. ha ha ha

Lemme show you my first photo after the scene at the salon. LOL
My aDORKable duck face! =)

happiness for you,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Spotless Mind

"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd." -Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Piattos, Tanduay Ice and Cheesestick dynamite (cooked it myself)

happiness for you, 

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 2012 Movies

It's already the 5th of January when it came to my senses that I've been watching movies every single day since January 2nd so I came up with "The 365 Movie Project." Yeah! *I'm a smart girl!* hahaha

These are the movies that I've watched this Month.

My Top 5 movies 
1. The Kite Runner
2. 50/50
3. Extraordinary Measures
4. Seven Pounds
5. Charlie St. Cloud

I won't say a thing why I like those movies. Go find out why. ^___^

happiness for you, 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A blessed and a happy Sunday Indeed! ^^,

I started my day by attending the mass at the PICC Plenary Hall with my Household. The priest said we shouldn't allow hatred to rent space in our hearts or else satan will live there too.  hahaha Right after the mass Bro. Bo Sanchez started with his talk. (btw the title of this month's series is Overhaul) According to Bro. Bo, if we want to change we should have: 1. Patterns of Success 2. Patterns of Happiness 3. Patterns of Health and 4. Patterns of Love.  And we can have patterns by starting with few habits. Three habits will do but if it's too hard for you, Bro. Bo said you can start with 1 habit. =) He ended his talk by reading a verse from the Bible,  "Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much." (Luke 16:10) 
the Feast ^__^
From PICC we went straight to Cafe Dominic to have lunch and to continue with our household. Cafe Dominic is just a few steps away from Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City.
eyes twinkling *__*
the menu
inside Cafe Dominic
Pesto with Tuna, P190 (Ate Baby's)
Picadillo, P190 (Ate Karen's)
Menudo, P190 (Ate Peejay's)
Penne with Sausage in Lemon Cream, P190 (Dada's)
Lasagna, P190 (my lunch *3 stars*)
Chocolate Caramel Cake (my 1st slice)

(I wasn't able to take a photo of  the second cake that I had, oh wait..I remember I posted it on instagram hahaha)
Mars Total Decadent Fudge Cake (3rd slice) soooo delicious!!! =)
Prices start from P630
with my beautiful sisters in Christ (R-L Hench, ate Peej, ate Karen, Dada, ate Allels,  ate Baby and moi)
menu #2
nice! =)
 I came up with the title because of this tweet I made earlier.

I'm reminded once again of how beautiful life is. I may not have everything I want in life now but I know I have enough and all I have to do is make the most out of the things God has blessed me with. My life has no room for a hateful heart. =)

happiness for you,
 –eRika– ^^,

Manila Bay Cruise

Few months ago I purchased a deal in Pakyaw. Actually I almost forgot about it, good thing my sister asked me, when are we going to Manila bay for the dine and cruise deal. That afternoon I phoned Sun Cruises and booked a cruise a week before the deal expires. Lucky me! There's still ONE available day and ONE available sailing time for moi. hahaha The lucky sailing date and time was, January 26, 2012; 4:15pm. My sister can't come with me because she has a class that day. *sad* So I asked my friend Dane if she can come with me and her answer was a resounding yes! haha Dane and I went to Sun Cruises' dock station in Pasay last Thursday afternoon but we are 30 minutes late! Sweeeeeet! hahaha The ladies there told us to wait until 6pm so they can check if it's possible for us to join the 6:15pm cruise. To kill time we explore the place and took some photos.

look at the time, we're so late! haha

oh, Hi there! ^.^
Dane and her duck face! haha
My favorite photo. =)
I'm so happy with this photo because of the little bird. #simplejoys
I'm happy and I know it! ^__________^

Dane with her famous pose! hahaha
fooling around (^^,)
Mr. Sun, please come out now!!! ha ha
Amazing! Only if ate wasn't there! LOL
I just died of happiness! 
(again) Lovely!

It's already 6pm! Guess what?

With God's grace, they were able to include us in the 6:15pm cruise. Thank you Lord! =)
Okay, just thought of taking a photo of this. :|
The cruise comes with a set dinner. I like everything here except the pork 'something' because it's not tender. ='(

For more info about Sun Cruises' Manila Bay Cruise click here

happiness for you,