Checking In


Yes, I am back, just stuck with a routine that is currently making my head spin and my world turned upside down.

First off, there is work. Yes, I am back in the corporate world, and the schedule, the commute, the training and everything else, is coinciding with the tasks that I should be doing as a mom and wife. Yes, everything is so exciting right now, that I am super stressed out. After being out of work for a year, this will definitely need some getting used to.


Yeehees! Nope, no picture on the ID yet. Just a regular access card.

Second, I have blogged about Geoff’s birthday celebration. As a family, we just went out to eat and finally replaced his broken tablet (he has been using mine for the last few months). Then he celebrated at school. Just the normal cake eating during break time and singing of the happy birthday song by his classmates. He received a gift from one of his classmates whose mom is a Filipino (how sweet!)


Loot bag for his classmates


the birthday celebrant


his teachers


Geoff cutting his cake


we also promised him a red velvet cake. he was not disappointed


See? lol

Finding the Brick and Mortar Location for Your Local Parts and Supply Dealer

People who own boats often have to buy parts and supplies to keep on hand at all times. These items may be used to make repairs or ensure passengers’ safety and comfort on board. When you prefer not to shop online, you may instead wonder where you can buy items like Attwood boat accessories and other supplies in your local area. You can find the location of the brick and mortar store when you use the company’s website today.

Getting Details Before You Shop

You may find it very frustrating to travel to a brick and mortar store, only to find it closed for the day or not open yet for customers. Rather than waste a trip and experience the frustration that goes with finding a closed store, you can find out the store’s hours of operation online.

The website tells you what times the store is open and closed, as well as what days the store is open for business. This information lets you plan your shopping trip accordingly. You can also find its location on the website, as well as a map to help you pinpoint it if you are new to the area.

If you prefer to call the store before you travel to it, you can also find the store’s phone and fax numbers on the website. You may have specific questions about inventory or payment methods. Rather than waste a trip or not find what you need when you arrive, you can instead call the store and get help before you arrive.

Shopping for Supplies Online

If it is rainy and cold and you want to stay home to shop, or you simply want to save yourself a trip across town, you can check out the company’s inventory online. The website has all of the boating essentials that you need for safety, comfort, and fun.

You can find parts to make repairs, as well as equipment to call for help in emergencies. You can likewise discover supplies like food and drinks to take on board to keep people’s stomachs full. By shopping online, you demonstrate that you want the best for your passengers and crew.

Boating is best when you have the supplies and gear you need for safety and comfort. You can make repairs, stock up on food, and more by shopping online.

Three Wellness Techniques That Can Improve The Quality Of Your Life

These days, the term “wellness” has become increasingly prevalent in society. Although defined broadly, the word references a mode of holistic health that includes feeling absolutely amazing in one’s mind, body, and spirit. If you’re serious about optimizing your life on every level, pursuing wellness is a must. Get started now by implementing the following wellness techniques:

1. Improve Your Living Space.

One highly effective strategy you can employ to optimize your level of health is improving your living space. Your living space has a profoundly powerful impact on your mood and your level of productivity. As such, it’s important to ensure that your home setting is optimized for key attributes like functionality and aesthetic appeal. There are several ways that you can get on the path to an optimized living space, such as by hiring a renovation contractor through companies like Renovation Experts. You can also hire an interior decorator to help you improve the look and feel of your residential property.



My idea of a relaxing room. Bright, airy, with lots of books. And a reading nook to boot. Photo credits:

2. Meditate.

Meditation is one of the most powerful strategies you can employ when you get serious about wellness. There are several distinct types of meditation, including forms that place primacy on consciously thinking positive thoughts or controlled breathing. Individuals who meditate consistently can experience a wide range of absolutely amazing wellness benefits. Some of them include:

-clearer thinking
-improved memory
-better sleep
-lowered blood pressure
-improved cardiovascular capacities

3. Develop A Delicious, Nutritious Meal Plan.

Although people make plans for numerous areas of their life, they oftentimes forget the importance of developing a meal plan. Don’t commit this oversight. Developing a delicious, nutritious meal plan can help ward off disease and ensure that you enjoy scrumptious food without having to worry about the excess weight and lethargy that results from eating a standard American diet (SAD). If you’re not familiar with the world of nutrition, you may find it advantageous to hire a nutritionist during the early stages of your meal plan development. You can also utilize resources like to learn more about your daily caloric intake as well as the micronutrients and macronutrients you’re attaining from the food you consume.


If you’re serious about improving your health so that you can lead an absolutely amazing life, now is the time to get started. By improving your living space, meditating, and developing an excellent meal plan, you’ll likely start feeling better than ever!

Geoff the School Boy

At age 3, Geoff is at his curious, restless and awkward stage. Curious about a lot of things, he often asks “what’s this, what’s that?”. Restless because he knows his alphabet and numbers but refuses the next step if it was me who teaches him; And awkward because he spent his 3 years without a playmate, thus, he does not know how to interact (make friends) with other kids his age.

When we came to Malaysia, one of the things that me and Babe made sure of is that he will start school before his 4th birthday. True enough, through a recommendation of a Filipino acquaintance, we enrolled him at a Smart Reader Kids center.

Tuition is affordable, and based on the developments we see from Geoff so far, I think his progressing quite well. Our goals are the following:

  1. For Geoff to learn how to read. He has a lot of books at home, and I would really love to raise a good reader if not a bookworm. He is showing interests in his storybooks, so the best way to go about it is for him to learn how to read.
  2. To be sociable. Since Geoff is an only child, he does not have any regular playmates at home. He is reluctant to make friends when at the playground because he does not know how. Socializing and having classmates as part of his routine will help him break his shell.
  3. To satisfy Geoff’s curious mind with the discipline coming from a real teacher. He loves doing worksheets. He loves it when we do activities at home, but in all honesty, it brings out the beast in me all because he thinks he can do away with everything. Discipline with a parent is one thing, discipline coming from a teacher is another.

School uniform fitting. He loves his uniform because it’s red!


Busy painting his flower art


Snack time!


They were blowing paint through straws


With his apron. For some reason, this is the same photo they used for the school tree. Handsome though he is not smiling


Snacks vary from sandwiches to cereal to pasta


Tracing exercise. That is his teacher in the background


Another artwork


They are also taught the Bahasa Malaysia language


Browsing through some of his exercise books.

As of today, Geoff already advanced to learning the suku kata, or the abakada equivalent in the Philippines. It is still a work in progress but I am positive that he will be able to read by the end of this year. He is getting better at tracing, his handle with the pencil and crayons is improving. He is also now able to write his name on his own, and the letters and numbers with ease. Slowly, we are also working on his logic skills, with me giving lesser instructions compared to before he started school.

It is only February, and I am looking forward to December, when his preschool year ends. 🙂

Great Big Sale On This Flowy And Chic Pink Off Shoulder Dress!

Calling all debutantes, prom princesses, and kikay school girls!

We all know that prom season is right around the corner, and what better way to be prepared with what we want to wear right? has a lot to choose from but let us start with this suggestion.

This DRESS is very fit for occasions when you want to wear something comfortable and casual but at the same time chic and fashionable. This dress is perfect to wear with minimal but sparkly and bold statement jewelries. It will also look perfect with strappy and sleek high heels that will elongate the legs more. It can be worn on a casual or a formal cocktail parties, evening or daytime, which makes this number very versatile.

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I love how this dress looks so soft and flowy because its fabric is made of chiffon. It’s also very comfortable to wear and flaunt. I also adore the pretty subtle off the shoulder style which adds a touch of sweetness to this simple dress. It’s Pink color can is also very girly and quirky. It is a very Barbie-esque color that can instantly become a head turner. If you want to wear some other colors that will compliment with your skin tone, this dress comes in many different colors like White, Red, Grey, and Blue. It’s also available in the sizes S M L XL XXL.

You get great big savings on this dress with a great big sale because it is now priced at PHP 781 (82% Off)which originally was PHP 4419. You get to actually save PHP 3638! That’s a pretty good deal which I’m sure will leave you very happy and very satisfied.

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Feeling Sexy And Free Wearing This Red Chiffon Dress!

When I was in my last term of college, me and some of my friends would often browse the shops in the mall to drool over dresses that we could wear for the graduation. I say drool because there were a lot of to choose from but for me, there were 2 problems. The budget and the fit. You see, even when I was a lot thinner back then, the size of the dresses were usually made for stick thin girls (pardon the comparison). In addition, a dress would also cost PHP 900 and above. An amount I never had the guts to ask my mom about since this was a lot of money!

Fast forward to now, someone from got in touch with me and shared a wonderful news. They are offering affordable yet classy and beautiful gowns and dresses on their website!

Want to look your best but still remain to spend less? This DRESS is definitely perfect for you! Its style and fit is very sexy and flattering, perfect for clubbing or cocktail parties. It’s the perfect way to elongate and accentuate pretty long sexy legs and beautiful lean shoulders. You can wear this dress on without any other accessories anymore or you can also accessorize it to your heart’s desire. Pair it up with a lovely pair of high heels and you can already walk out that door straight away.

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I personally love the high low style of this number because it will definitely make me feel like a princess. It is very flowy and airy because it is made of chiffon. It’s lightweight and comfortable too! I love the additional gold band detail on the waist that accentuates the curves. This dress does not only come in a Red color, it’s also available in White, Pink, Black, and Light Blue. Sizes available are M L XL XXL, very perfect range to accommodate more women of all shapes and proportions.

One thing that also adds appeal to this dress is its price! It’s currently very inexpensive because it’s on sale for PHP 584 (85% Off) which originally was PHP 3863! You get to save a lot as much as PHP 3278! That’s a very good bargain for a very beautiful dress. It’s like even getting it for free!

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First Christmas and New Year in Malaysia

Christmas has come and gone (considering that the date today is 20th of January, that means New Year has gone too!) and here I am, still trying to document the festivities on our first year here in Malaysia.

Babe and I decided to make the celebration fuss free. We got a few Christmas gift from a Hasbro sale we went to and got a few toys for him. Take note, a few means about 5 (LOL!) since we figured out that at Geoff’s age, it’s all about the gifts he will open at Christmas and we have very few friends here. I cooked a few meals and made a dessert just to make our Noche Buena festive.


Embotido, Roast duck, Pasta, and Leche Flan


This baby got sick on the 24th and to compromise, we let him open 1 gift a few hours before Christmas


This was taken on the 26th, and the baby allowed a haircut in preparation for school. Hooray!

As for the New Year celebration, I don’t have the heart to cook another meal and Babe wanted it to be more festive. Fireworks are not allowed in our community and we are not on a high enough floor to witness any fireworks display, so we decided to do a staycation somewhere fun.

We went through the website and narrowed down the list to 1. those with available and affordable rooms during the 31st of December to 1st of January, and 2. somewhere there will be fireworks display and a place where Geoff could enjoy. The search led us to Shah Alam, where the City of Lights is located, as well as the hotel of our choice, Best Western. I will do the hotel and I City review on the next posts. I shall start photoblogging our New Year’s celebration.


Outside Palm Spring, waiting for the Grab Car to bring us to our destination.


Ferris wheel that Geoff could not forget


My handsome boys


Geoff’s first time to ride a “ride” alone. Big boy na talaga 🙁


Geoff really enjoyed the Snow walk. You can tell by his face.


Batman and Robin trying to help out Geoff from the burning building



Family Selfie in Snow Walk


We were all tired at this point and was just waiting for the fireworks display to start. Geoff told me, “Meemee, we have to ride the ferris wheel, remember?”


Indeed, a city of lights



Overall, it was a memorable celebration. A few firsts, but definitely not the last. Hoping we get to spend more time as a family, especially now that Geoff officially started going to preschool. 

Happy new year everyone!

Dealing with a Diseased or Damaged Tree

Trees are beautiful, as we are all aware, and provide a slew of benefits. Not only do they improve the overall appearance of your landscape, but they also provide homes for a wide array of wildlife and help promote healthier air. When a tree becomes diseased or damage, however, it actually poses a serious risk to you and your family. This is especially true if you have kids that play outside. Diseased and damaged trees attract pests, such as bees and snakes, and don’t generally have the same structural integrity that healthy trees have, which means limbs can easily break from the tree or the whole tree can fall over.

If you have a diseased or damaged tree on your property, there are a few things you can do, such as hiring a professional company to deal with the problem or removing the tree yourself.

Before you can remove a tree yourself, you will need to create an action plan. And the first step of the action plan should include getting the proper paperwork to legally remove the tree. In some areas, you will need to obtain a permit before removing a tree. If you remove a tree without first obtaining a permit, you may be subject to a hefty fine. To learn more about any possible permits, contact your local courthouse.

Once you have the necessary permits, if applicable, you can begin planning your escape path and the fall direction. This is the path you will take after making the final cut into the tree. This path should be directly behind the diseased or damaged tree and should be clear of obstacles. The fall direction is the direction where the tree will fall. This location should be free of structures and away from people.

Safety is key when removing any tree, diseased or healthy. You must wear the proper clothing and follow all instructions and warnings for the chainsaw you are using the remove the tree. If you have never operated a chainsaw before, it is probably a good idea to go ahead and leave the tree removing to a company that specializes in removing trees.

If you have a local department of forestry, you may want to contact them for more information about removing damaged or diseased trees. If, however, the damage is severe and you need emergency tree removal, contact a tree removal service as soon as possible.

Geoff’s first movie: Inside Out

Before we had Geoff, Babe and I had regular movie dates. Well, the same can be said when we were still in the Philippines, we had a nanny back then. Movie dates and massages were a privilege that we enjoyed the most.

Fast forward to now that we are in Malaysia, with no help whatsoever, when there is a movie that we wanted to watch, Babe and I would actually take turns. He would go this day, and I after. Or sometimes, it will just be him, depending on how interested I am with the movie being shown.

Knowing how restless Geoff can be, regardless of what activity it is, we had to prepare him for his first movie experience. Here is how we did it:

1 month before the actual movie, I had him watch some disney movies from the laptop to gauge his readiness. I found out that in order for him to stay put, there should be plenty of action scenes from the beginning. Tarzan was the perfect match for him then.

As the showing date nears, we had him watch the trailers. This was about 2 weeks away.

We then hyped him up by describing the moviehouse. How dark, how loud the sounds will be, how he is expected to behave and such.

Come movie date, we were pleased to see how excited he was. We initially planned a weekday so as there would be fewer people but had to change to a weekend showing instead. As expected, it was a full house but we were happy that Geoff behaved throughout the movie, laughing and enthralled at the same time.




Geoff Visits Perdana Botanical Garden

This is a very late post.

One day last month (or was it 2?), Babe and I decided to visit this botanical garden in Kuala Lumpur after we saw some posts done by a friend in Facebook. A few days prior, we were already prepping Geoff on what to expect so that he won’t be bored and will also look forward to the trip. Let me get the details on how to get there first, before I go on about the few pictures that we had.

Since we were coming from Petaling Jaya, we took an 88 bus and went off the Pasar Seni station. Both 99 or 88 or BET1 bus lines will get you to Kuala Lumpur, but only BET1 and 88 have routes to Pasar Seni. The 99 line usually drops off in Kota Raya, which is mainly a Filipino store community (if I got the term right). From Pasar Seni, you can grab a taxi and asked to be dropped off to the botanical garden. Make sure to mention the exact name because according to the driver, there are some other gardens available. There is no other means of getting there aside from a car ride or a taxi.

Side kwento: So anyway, from Pasar Seni, we wanted to get our chocolate fix first, so we walked all the way to the Haniffa store. In this supermarket/grocery store, we were able to score Cadbury chocolates at only 5RM each. After we bought some, off we went and grabbed a taxi.

Having arrived late (around 4PM, I think), we were only able to cover small ground as we were trapped by the baby who wanted to be nowhere but the Dinosaur park in front.

I took the description of the park from the website, :

The Perdana Botanical Garden, formerly known as Taman Tasik Perdana or Lake Gardens, is situated in the Heritage Park of Kuala Lumpur. It has always been a part of the green lung of the city and has a history of over a decade. Originally created as part of a recreational park but planted with collections of tropical plants, the garden have been rehabilitated and turned into a Botanical Garden. The garden have not only botanical collections but also house features that give the visitors the ambiance of being in a tropical rainforest, despite being in the middle of a bustling metropolis.

This is the map of the entire park. We were only able to visit 3 or 4 areas.

This is the map of the entire park. We were only able to visit 3 or 4 areas.

This is the dinosaur park. We were held up here for the longest time simply because the baby enjoyed it so much.

This is the dinosaur park. We were held up here for the longest time simply because the baby enjoyed it so much.


Geoff had fun climbing and sliding 🙂


He was not scared of the bridges and even found the trampoline fun 🙂


Yep, he loves them slides!

Of course, since it was a botanical garden, there were lots of pretty blooms and the landscapes are just as gorgeous. There was a lake, a lagoon (?), and a man made waterfall.


Not sure what this space was called, but it is very pretty up close. Perfect for making tambay. LOL!


The waterfall wall. Very picturesque!

I am so sorry. This was the closest picture I have of the lagoon. I guess I forgot to take a picture after all. :(

I am so sorry. This was the closest picture I have of the lagoon. I guess I forgot to take a picture after all. 🙁

This was supposed to be a lake. Again, I apologize for the sorry excuse of a photo :(

This was supposed to be a lake. Again, I apologize for the sorry excuse of a photo 🙁

Based on observation, the place is best for spending an afternoon with the family. The place is  tranquil, perfect for joggers and bikers as there are no cars inside (the roads are big enough to accommodate them as far as I saw). We also saw a couple of groups playing football, a bride and groom having their prenuptial photos, a class having their photos, and a group celebrating a birthday. There were also a few who was watching the lake for ducks and birds, some were also feeding them.

Yep, a green place in the middle of a very busy city.

Yep, a green place in the middle of a very busy city.


The sunken garden


Walkway towards the lagoon


An expansive lawn


Unique trees collection


Entrance to the sunken garden

Sunset fell upon us, so we had to leave.

Sunset fell upon us, so we had to leave.

We urged Geoff to lay down the grass in front of the lake. This silly boy found the idea yucky and decided to look for a better place to have his milk; a picnic table!

We urged Geoff to lay down the grass in front of the lake. This silly boy found the idea yucky and decided to look for a better place to have his milk; a picnic table!

For those planning to spend a day in Kuala Lumpur and stay within budget, I highly encourage visiting this place. You can even bring your running shoes if you want to (LOL!). The most you will be spending on is food (bring it with you, there are no stores inside), and fare. There is no entrance fee, but since the area is quite big, you have to be there early. Operating hours are Monday to Sunday, 8AM to 7PM.

One last tip, 7PM is quite “early” in terms of light in Malaysia. Meaning, it will start getting dark at around 8PM, so plan your trip accordingly as the hottest part of the day is longer.