April 22, 2014

#HolyWeek2014

Hi Mommsies!!!

How was your holy week!
As for our family, we spent the rest of the week in our house in Mandaue City here in Cebu.

I spent time with my son, had chit chats with my mom, sister and aunt Cora.
I guess that should be the most treasured moment of my work life since I get to spend the long weekend with them.

Have you noticed that most of the people are dying to go out and soak on the water? I have read a lot of vacay posts lately be it on instagram, fellow bloggers and some of my "wealthy" facebook friends.

Well, good for them -- they get to spend it splunging on the water. I can't question that action since as you may know, it is SUMMER indeed now in the Philippine Islands.

What can I say? Right?

It is Super Duper HOT!!

The sun is up all the while and I, my partner A and Adi stayed just at our little nest.

Here's what I posted via IG:

Adi with Aunt Cora and Uncle Andres having lunch.. =)
with My Adi #adiislove =) at home

surprised to see my elementary classmate Clint Lumapas
 via @itspatmartinez IG feed. they're in
camotes cebu spending
the Holy week 
Foodie. Biko and Inon-unan =) photo from my  IG @iamracinz














































































I was still thankful that even if I wasn't able to attend mass and confession, I was able to reflect.
Here's what the Lord is telling me as I read His Words from the Bible: (the Book of Ecclesiastes)

2:17 So I hated life, because the work that is worked under the sun was grievous to me; for all is vanity and a chasing after wind. 2:18 I hated all my labor in which I labored under the sun, because I must leave it to the man who comes after me. 2:19 Who knows whether he will be a wise man or a fool? Yet he will have rule over all of my labor in which I have labored, and in which I have shown myself wise under the sun. This also is vanity.
2:20 Therefore I began to cause my heart to despair concerning all the labor in which I had labored under the sun. 2:21 For there is a man whose labor is with wisdom, with knowledge, and with skillfulness; yet he shall leave it for his portion to a man who has not labored for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. 2:22 For what has a man of all his labor, and of the striving of his heart, in which he labors under the sun? 2:23 For all his days are sorrows, and his travail is grief; yes, even in the night his heart takes no rest. This also is vanity. 2:24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy good in his labor. This also I saw, that it is from the hand of God. 2:25 For who can eat, or who can have enjoyment, more than I? 2:26 For to the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy; but to the sinner he gives travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him who pleases God. This also is vanity and a chasing after wind.
5:1 Guard your steps when you go to God’s house; for to draw near to listen is better than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they don’t know that they do evil. 5:2 Don’t be rash with your mouth, and don’t let your heart be hasty to utter anything before God; for God is in heaven, and you on earth. Therefore let your words be few. 5:3 For as a dream comes with a multitude of cares, so a fool’s speech with a multitude of words. 5:4 When you vow a vow to God, don’t defer to pay it; for he has no pleasure in fools. Pay that which you vow. 5:5 It is better that you should not vow, than that you should vow and not pay. 5:6 Don’t allow your mouth to lead you into sin. Don’t protest before the messenger that this was a mistake. Why should God be angry at your voice, and destroy the work of your hands? 5:7 For in the multitude of dreams there are vanities, as well as in many words: but you must fear God.
5:8 If you see the oppression of the poor, and the violent taking away of justice and righteousness in a district, don’t marvel at the matter: for one official is eyed by a higher one; and there are officials over them. 5:9 Moreover the profit of the earth is for all. The king profits from the field.5:10 He who loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he who loves abundance, with increase: this also is vanity. 5:11 When goods increase, those who eat them are increased; and what advantage is there to its owner, except to feast on them with his eyes?
5:12 The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich will not allow him to sleep.

Thanks for reading!
And God Bless us always!
Hope you too had a way better Holy Week =)

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March 23, 2014

Yomomma Discovers: Cafe Chips!

Last week, I managed to get to a place just across our house in Mandaue Cit at 8 pm after work. =)
Copenhagen Residences just recently had it's soft opening on the 7th floor of the building.

Actually, I was just plain curious that I headed up on the elevator to see the place for myself.

the place inside the cafe

menu

menu posted on the elevator =)
what i had - an omelet for 110.00 ... quite expensive, but the presentation is a plus!
the view at the top
what i like: 

  • they have free water
  • nice view at the 7th floor
  • great customer service
  • cozy 
  • free wifi
what i dont like:
  • i find the omelet expensive but i love the presentation
i might want to come back to have a taste of the other food items on the menu....

March 2, 2014

Repost: Don't you dare!




Fully 85% of your success and happiness in life is going to be determined by the quality of 

the relationships that you develop in your personal and your business activities. Similar to

 famous entrepreneurs, the more people you know and who know you in a positive way, 

the more successful you will be and the faster you will move ahead.


At virtually every turning point in your life, someone is standing there to either help you or hinder you. Famous entrepreneurs make a habit of building and maintaining a network of high-quality relationships throughout their lives, and as a result, they accomplish vastly more than the person who goes home and watches television each night.

More than 90% of your success will be determined by your “reference group.” Your reference group is defined as the people with whom you habitually identify and pass the time.
You are like a chameleon in that you take on the attitudes, behaviors, values, and beliefs of the people with whom you associate most of the time. If you want to be a successful person in business, if you want to become one of the famous entrepreneurs, associate with positive people.

Associate with people who are optimistic and happy and who have goals and who are moving forward in their lives. At the same time, get away from negative, critical, complaining people. If you want to fly with the eagles, you cannot scratch with the turkeys.

Whenever you meet new people, ask them to tell you about their businesses and, tell you what you would need to know to send clients or customers to them. Then, as soon as possible, see if you can send some business their way. Be a “go-giver” rather than a go-getter. Always look for ways to put in before you start thinking of ways to take out.

The very best way to network and build your relationships is to constantly look for ways to help other people achieve their own goals. This is the best secret for learning how to make money without expecting something in return.

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Who do you associate with?:)

January 28, 2014

The cold Never bothered me anyway!

I feel this so much.... this movie. the sisterly love. I love the song!
I think that every girl should feel the same way, we don't necessarily need a man to save us.
Here are a few quotes, I'd like to share with you about this wonderful movie, FROZEN.



credits to google for the images

January 23, 2014

Food Trips: Birthday Boodle at Captain A's

Last Wednesday was our boss's birthday and guess what? Another Food Trip comes our way! Yay!
We planned it out ahead and Our Team lead made a reservation right there and then. Well, who doesn't love special occasions?

Here is what I was wearing that day:

BAG: Ukay-Ukay, SHOES: SM Dept Store, TOP: Ukay-Ukay, LEGGINGS: Bazaar Store

Thanks to my sister S for taking this photo. =) And to Camera 360 for making me look flawless hehe.

The sister S. BAG: Charles and Keith, SHOES: SM, PANTS: 138 Mall Cebu, SHIRT: Kpop friends (EXO-Luhan) she's a fan ;)


let's get the boodle fight on!
the inside of the grill house (tables and chairs) i love the feel of like being inside a boat =)

the Veranda space.

there you go! I smell SEAFOOD!

Captain A's Kapihan. I love that they have wifi too!
 what we got:
the birthday boodle! comes with a free cake for the celebrant and a military like salute from the waitresses/waiters.
 Birthday Boodle – PHP 1,280.00
It is a boodle fight meal especially prepared for birthday celebrations.


Includes:
Plain Rice, Pancit Canton, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pork BBQ, Fried Chicken, Grilled Prawns, Grilled Tilapia, Grilled Squid, Chopsuey, Cream of Mushroom Soup, (Also served with cake for birthdays)
Sinugba boodle. nom nom ^-^
 Sinugba Festival – PHP 1,280.00
All of the viands that make up this boodle fight meal are grilled.

Includes:
Garlic Rice, Plain Rice, Grilled Pork Belly, Grilled Chicken, Inihaw na Pusit, Inihaw na Bangus, Baked Scallops, Monggo Soup, Inihaw na Talong, Amplaya w/ Dilis
The facade. lovely right?
have you gone to this place too? share your experience!
http://captain-as.com/

January 21, 2014

Sinulog at JCentre Mall

The Sinulog 2014 was definitely a blast aside from all the bustling and the cold weather we are experiencing surprisingly in the tropical islands we managed to get ourselves out into the open but not on the streets, mind you I cannot manage to bring Adi yet to CEBU CITY where all the events are concentrated but just maybe spend some quality where else but in the Mall. Yeah, Just recently J Centre Mall in Banilad, Mandaue City just opened quite a couple of years already.

Having quality family time (or so bonding time since A and I are still engaged and not yet married - officially ) for me is really very important, this means so much to me especially that I am at work almost 10 hours a day.

I so wanna go to Paris. *wink*
with the people performing the Statue Mime. 

Adi was hesitant to go near and was really afraid of them. Though, i thought he was just wondering what they were. haha! 

 Below is  a photo of Daddy A and baby Adi. This surely is hard taking.
Adi trying to go down eagerly and walk. =)
Me and Adi at the Veranda area. I so love this picture of us.

January 14, 2014

{this moment}

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
........
 
 

January 13, 2014

Sinulog 2014: Security Tips

Here are some few personal security tips for the coming Sinulog that I'd like to share with you...  Pit Senyor!!!


PERSONAL SECURITY
This guide is full of tips that can help you avoid becoming a victim of a crime when you are out and about enjoying the solemn procession or the street party. By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crime. Bear in mind that a lot of other people are coming to visit and watch the celebration, this may include bad elements.


Sinulog 2014 Schedule 
Sinulog 2014 Traffic Schedule




Be prepared
  • Always be alert and aware of the people around you.
  • Educate yourself concerning prevention tactics.
  • Be aware of locations and situations which would make you vulnerable to crime, such as alleys and dark parking lots.
Street precautions
  • Be alert to your surroundings and the people around you, especially if you are alone.
  • Whenever possible, travel with a friend.
  • Stay away from very crowded areas as much as possible.
  • Walk confidently, and at a steady pace.
  • Make eye contact with people when walking.
  • Do not respond to conversation from strangers on the street, continue walking.
  • If you carry a purse, hold it securely between your arm and your body.
  • If you carry a Camera or any electronic devices with you, make sure it is attached to your body with a use of a sling.
Car safety
  • Always lock car doors after entering or leaving your car.
  • Park in well maintained areas.
  • Have your car keys in your hand so you don't have to linger before entering your car.
  • Check the back seat before entering your car.
  • If you think you are being followed, drive to a public place or a police, or fire station.
  • Don't stop to aid motorists stopped on the side of the road. Go to a phone and request help for them.
  • Lexmark Parking area is open for employees.
Additional Tips
  • Avoid bringing too much valuables while enjoying the Street Party.
  • Wear comfortable clothes, shirts, pants, etc. . . .
  • Don't forget to bring your own bottled water, if you need to buy one, buy from a reliable source.
  • Don't invite trouble — keep gold chains out of sight; don't flash your jewelry; and turn your rings around so the stones don't show.
If a crime occurs – report it!
Everyone should consider it his/her responsibility to report crime. Many criminals target favorite areas and have predictable methods of operation. When you report all the facts about a crime, it helps the police assign officers in the places where crimes are occurring or where they are most likely to occur. At least one out of two crimes in the United States goes unreported, either because people don't think the police can do anything about it, or because people don't want to get involved. If you don't report crime, this allows the criminal to continue to operate without interference. 


Enjoy!

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January 10, 2014

My Christmas Wishlist

And so it's Christmas once again and my list doesn't end at all... seems to me so I am writing this, serves as a reminder that there is a lot more to give and a lot more to receive??? =)

1. Get my annual dental cleaning.
2. Get A toy for Baby Adi.
3. A perfect foundation for makeup jobs.
4.

Review: AVON Ideal White Liquid Foundation in Light Ochre

Finally, I can do a decent review on this product today. I am so in love with it. =)

I had these last year for only like two months lang cause my sister used it for sometime during her makeup gigs when she attends KPOP conventions here in Seybu (CEBU).

But to no fortunate turn of events, she suddenly dropped the bottle and the liquid foundie spilled. =(

So, yesterday after going to AVON (Mandaue Branch near Highway Flyover) to pay for purchases due by my officemates, I grabbed the sale and bought the item once again for PHP319.

Tada!


What is found in the box is this simple and cute quote:
Opening up a colorfull life with a whiter me
Really fit resolution for the new year, right?
New! Ideal White Liquid Foundation with Breakthrough Wonderwhite complex, enables science to unlock the power of Nature. With essence of Vitamin C, Algae and Oriental Herb, instantly brightens skin tone, leaves your skin lighter and brighter. Whitening pearls soften and reflect light, leaves skin flawless with a translucent glow.
To Use: Shake before us. Apply evenly as needed.
Sunburn Alert: Do not stay too long in the sun while using a sunscreen product.

I see the irony in that though, (sunburn alert?)


the product on the back of my hand


without and with the product swatch

VERDICT:
Love this product!
PROS:
Comes with a nice dispenser package
creamy and dries out to a powdery finish
skin glows like bam! =)
CONS:
easily gets broken, glass container

have you tried this product, too?
what shade?


 

January 9, 2014

New Year with a New Baby Routine

Ever since I've been a mom to Adi, I've had to go several routines most especially that I am a working mom.
I know I had to specially knowing for the fact that babies have that their baby routines and changes as they grow up.

Ah, the Joys and Joys of motherhood. =)

As of the moment, Adi sleeps very late, sleep transitions from 7 pm to now 11 pm.
I have to lull him to sleep and put him on my legs just for "lalong" what we usually do is like rocking him but instead of a rocking chair I use both of my legs and sway from left to right and vice versa. He's gone heavier since then and I had to endure a lot of back pains (as far as I could remember.)

His waking moments are about from 6 am to now 8 am, which brings to my attention that he is our live alarm clock, it's a bit funny since I wake up to him pinching my cheeks eyes or just slapping my face. He is still breastfed for at most already 1 year and 5 months already since Aug of 2012.

Going to the office early has been an option for me now. I know I had to move faster so I can make up for lost time and head to office before 10 am. So, what I do I take him up on watching this, Monster's University. I think I have seen this for the nth time already. haha! But it is fine, I loved it too just like my Adi does, too.


 DO NOT DISTURB! hehe




While he watches, ( a few metes away of course to protect his gentle eyes ), I hurry up and take my bath, chnage, prepare and head on to the office often skipping my breakfast just to be able to get early and knock off early so I can get to him, cuddle, play, breastfed, give him his vitamins and then watch Monster's Inc or Monster's University and the list goes on and on, whichever comes first.

I know that my life will never be the same again, that I don't get to read my fave novels often and spend more time being with friends. But, I will never trade it for anything. Being a mom is way cooler and tougher but what the heck it's pure fun. =) Just like what this quote from momcenter says:

who doesn't love being a mom?

January 8, 2014

New Blog Title and Brand

Hi there! As you may have noticed, I have an updated new blog title! =)

Well, I have this insanity running inside my head that you may notice I get to update the title of my blog for quite a few times hence the watermark of some of my photos changing from time to time.

For now, I am still using my original site address name colorfull bliss. thinking of keeping it for the sake of site visits and ranks. *wink* Since blogging really is becoming my bliss naman pud.

Yo, Momma! is the my new blog name. And I am really hoping that I can keep this for the longest permanent time and maybe use it when I finally get my new domain. yomomma.com would sound OK pero hopefully dili pa ni siya taken nga address ( hope this address is still not taken). *wink!

Anyways, Yo, Momma! from the queen city of the south will still be blogging about my life lessons as a new mother, my misadventures from work, my beauty finds, my never ending Ukay-Ukay hauls and new interesting homemade crafts for all mommas or not mommas out there.

I hope you that you still keep visiting my blog. I will look forward to hearing from you soon in my next posts!

Ciao!

 

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