Because in life, we have to stop and take time to smell the flowers.. And you won’t be able to help yourself but stop when you’re in this beautiful dome of flowers.
And we’ll realise that life is indeed beautiful.
One of my happiest alone time was when I spend some hours inside these indoor conservatories.
Upon entering the Cloud Forest, you will be welcomed by the mist of the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. This showcases plant life from Tropical highlands.
Ascend to the mountaintop in comfort by lift before descending via two walkways in the clouds for an aerial view of the canopy and mountainside below. Learn about unique biodiversity and geology of cloud forests and the environmental threats they face within the nine unique zones in this cool-moist Conservatory. – gardensbythebay.com.sg
So I took the lift and officially started my tour from atop. Life is amazing. That was everything I could say. I love nature and I love this idea.
There are definitely a lot of things to learn here and a lot of things to appreciate. So if you are in SG, this is worth the visit.
I had the chance to attend this awards night in support for my MIT colleagues awardee.
Thanks to my friend, Jew for the dress that people loved! I did my own hair and make up and I used the shoes I last wore on my College Graduation Day. I just seized the moment basically to just dress up. (:
I had fun with my colleagues and the awardees are such an inspiration! One day it would be my time too.
Cheers to life and success!
I am just as surprised that my parents’ renewal of vows for their 25th Silver wedding anniversary happened 5 years ago. And here’s a throwback.
Now for my parents’ 30th Wedding Anniversary, my sisters and I planned (well, I initiated it) an intimate dinner for our family and with two closest relatives and one family friend. So we were 11 in total.
I wanted a private dinner. Romulo’s Cafe in Tomas Morato came to my mind since we had dinners there already and we saw their small rooms but I wanted a more elegant looking place but having the same budget. So I have been searching in google since I don’t have time for an ocular. A lot of restaurants showed up especially in BGC area but unfortunately, way over my budget. Good thing I came across ThaiPan! A Thai restaurant which is a stone’s throw away from Romulo’s. My sister and I visited the place a few days before and it’s perfect. Plus we have not dined here so perfect to venture a new restaurant. We had made a reservation and they did not ask for any reservation fee. Probably because it’s on a Monday. The room fits 12 for P5,000 consumable. There is also a room which can fit 25 pax for P12,000 consumable.
Our neighbor made the cake for my parents. I’m just thankful that a good supplier for cakes and cupcakes is near our place! I only gave her an idea of how I wanted the cake to look like and she had executed it very well.
Everyone loved the food and drink! The Tah Koh Sakhoo dessert is a must try. Their PadThai would not disappoint you. The cucumber drink though, don’t get it if you are not so into cucumber. (:
The bill got a little over than P5,000 plus I got the cake for a discounted price of P1,300. Another mission accomplished!
I would really love to be a party planner/organizer. That is why I put up things like this when possible. Good thing people, like my sisters, are there to support financially. Haha.
But the main purpose is really to celebrate the love my parents had been sharing not just for the two of them but also for us, their children. 30 years. Wow.
Cheers to love!
I was in a hiatus with my relationship with online shopping due to an incident where I was credited for about eight thousand pesos for a purchase that didn’t push through. Okay, I was purchasing an MK bag which is on sale at Macy’s site and the site said that my purchase couldn’t push through but upon checking my CC account… viola! For a yuppie like me, I can’t afford to be P8,000 poorer for nothing. Fortunately, after a few months of battling with Macy’s and my bank, I was able to get it back. I told myself then that enough with this online shopping.
But you know, true love never dies. (:
The convenience plus the varieties of products you see online, I cannot just give it up… especially when it’s on sale!!
I am a dealgrocer fan. I quit looking at cashcashpinoy, metrodeal, beeconomic and the others because it became so mainstream plus they sell just about everything. It’s hard to believe that you’re really getting a good deal. Dealgrocer is different. And I want things which are different and not mainstream. (:
I got the deal there for my soul-calming escapade at The Farm in San Benito and a sumptuous Early Bird Breakfast Club lunch which my boyfriend claimed to be his favorite restaurant in town. The discounts are real and the suppliers are great.
It is also through dealgrocer that I found out a heaven for people like me who loves cute and girly stuff and discounts. Taste Central is definitely the place. I love their taste. So one day I wasn’t able to fight the urge of buying accessories so placed my order and I was surprised to receive the parcel just the day after! And it did came in a box as seen in the screenshot.
This is not a promotional blog or how I wish I could get something for blogging this (haha) but I love sharing and I love good service so this deserves to be noted!
Cheers to more deals!!
Okay, so today a workmate sent me a link to put more pressure in my life (a good one though). I’m sharing it to all of you and you can get there by clicking on the image. It is a list of the 30 Financial Milestones You Should Meet Before Age 30. I shared it with my boyfriend and he reacted in every item, which I am quite surprised. And I’m sharing it as well. Now you can get a hint of how he is like. Haha (:
Gem: _sent link. read that
1 done 2 soon 3 done 4 done 5 insane 6 maybe 7 i have to 8 dont beleive in Insurance company 9 not possible in the Philippines Gem: you should! well at least for cars but I don’t like life insurance either
10 Im an accountant its in my genes
11 you should read this 12 I am 13 thats me 14 sometimes 15 been to HK and SG within a month 16 I know that very well 17 wedding??? duh 18 Not with shell I know hahaha 19 Hosto? 20 Im pessimist 21 Goal? Azkals 22 23 Im not envious check the spelling of 23 24 Gem please read this 25 I have lots of relationship now (4cards) 26 who’s charity? 27 Gem we should get married 28 agree 29 everything is necessary 30 Gem and I knew this way before this article was published we hate money
Gem: why is 22 blank?
Boyfriend: I dont understand haha
By now you had a glimpse of what my boyfriend is liKe. First and foremost, I never thought I’ll get a proposal in this conversation. Haha. Kidding. But I love what he said about # 30 and how he emphasized to me #24. Success in life is measured on… well, it depends on you. But for me, being successful is living each day in happiness. And being financially stable and worry-free especially on debts are big contributors. Cheers to life and let’s get this done!
It is not often that I do get a holiday but the best thing is, it won’t be everyone’s holiday so I can spend it in a normally crowded places for holidays in Manila.
For today, boyf and I had an awesome agenda.
-Lunch at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
-Spa at Toccare Spa
-Dinner at Burger King
Century Mall is now our favorite mall because we love the restaurants there and the ambiance of the place. Probably bec it is just new. I love the architecture and designs esp the cinema. Chic and clean. Gem approved!
I’m so thankful for days like this. Life is good.