Saturday, May 11, 2019

Surprised at 30

Celebrating a birthday is one of the happiest life events as God's blessing.  That's why many of us would hold a party or just a simple family and friends dinner, some just live a normal day without taking any effort, and some friends like to surprise them.

My friends and I planned a surprise birthday party for Diane. Since everyone's busy we have to plan it for a month. We must meet everyone's schedules to make it happen. And since its summer, we've decided to have a summer outing, too! Double purpose, indeed. Haha! 

So, how did it go?

First, the date was the first complicated decision. Before, after or on the exact day. If before the date, it would fall on Holy Week. If after, the celebrant might travel somewhere. And if the exact date, she might celebrate it with her family. To solve this, we contacted her sister. Haha! Yes, we must let her family know that we will be holding a surprise party for Diane. And thank God they let us have Diane on that date. :) 

Second, we've started to look for a resort within Cavite City or nearby places with affordable rates. We were actually torn between booking the whole place or just walk-ins for daytime or night swimming. It's summer so most of the resorts were probably fully booked. But since we were only a few, we decided to book daytime at Octea Resort in Cavite City. Then each of us brought our food and drinks pledges. Even our friends residing abroad sent us their contributions. :)

Lastly, how we able to invite the celebrant? Well, Diane is an instructor at one of the medical mission fields this is why Jane had a chance to invite, forcibly actually haha! for another "teaching sideline". Haha! Yes, Jane made her believed that they will be teaching at Octea Resort. Haha!

Did we suceed? Yes, it was a success! Hiding something from a friend is not that easy at all. And hey, it's a month of being quiet. Haha! Yes, I am that talkative. And had actually spilled some beans before the party went well. Haha! So, don't blame me for being clumsy. Haha! 

Diane :)

The swimsuit Diane's wearing was actually brought by Jane haha! 

Seafood overload!

Toppers were made by The White Paperbox PH :)

Saturday, April 27, 2019

A year of love.

I can't believe that it's already a year. It was faster than I thought but not as that easy as well. Ups, downs and all, warmed us first. Still, grateful because I know His plans for us will always work very well. We just have to trust Him and put our faith in Him. :)

Months before our anniversary, we were luckily selected to a free overnight stay at One Tagaytay Place. We actually got it at a Graphics Expo held at SMX Mall of Asia where an agent came to us and forced us to fill-in the ticket. Like why not? It's free after all. Haha!

So, we booked it for our first anniversary. :)

Perks :)

After checking-in, we headed at Mushroom Burger to have our snacks.

But of course, going to Tagaytay will not be completed without eating Bulalo plus unli soup. :D Our dinner was very solved! So full! Haha!

We also bought a pack of coffee at Bag of Beans and brownies at Carmela's Banana Cakes so we could have it as our midnight snack. :)

Perfect for a cold place like Tagaytay :)

This is sooo delish! :D

Our trip was short but we finally had time despite our busy schedules. Going to Tagaytay was not that hard after all since we are only residing in Cavite. And still, I am thanking God for letting us enjoy life like this. Simple life at its fullest.

This was just the first. Hope we could make it 'till forever. :)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Office interior walk through at Rizhle Corp., Cebu

Remember Paragon Square? My former Boss owns it. And now, she just opened their office branch at Cebu. Guess who did the interior layout. Hihi!

So, take a peek to my initial presentation. ;)

I am already grateful for the trust that she had given me during my employee days. But to think that she is extending her trust again to me is already much of the blessings. Thankyou Ma'am! :)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Room interior walk through at Paragon Square

In line with my previous post about "Better than a design contract.", Here are just the initial interior design presentations for Paragon Square hotel rooms and units project. The project is located at Tabon, Kawit, Cavite.

The rest of the designs for units are still ongoing. Hope I could finalize the designs the soonest. Wish me luck! ;)

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Walk through at Algones Residence

Here is my initial presentation of design proposal for residential project located in Davao City.

To know more about this project, you may check my previous post, "Davao project."

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Heart's day extension.

Everyday is Valentine's day they say. So, some spend it on weekends on out of town trips or mall dates since February 14 falls on weekdays. Well, you can't only be in love or give effort in just one day, right? Hihi! Consistency is a must, too. 

So for us, we extend our celebration on the 16th. We dine at the Rib Cage in Kawit, Cavite. :)

Rib Cage is just a newly opened restaurant here in Cavite. Restaurants nowadays are really booming. So, you might wanna visit Cavite and try to dine here. The foods were really good! ;) 'Cause I did enjoy my food as I enjoy my extra cup of rice, too! Haha! :)

When flowers are overrated.

It's Valentine's day again! So, how and where did you celebrate it? Celebrating Valentine's day is like a holiday to most couple people and a bitter day to most singles. Hehe! Kidding aside, it is actually the day where some do extra effort to their partner. And the day where most of restaurants were fully jammed pack. So, you must reserve your table ahead of time. 

If you would ask me, I would say I got the best one. ;) I didn't got bouquet of flowers nor chocolates. But instead, I got a fully packed of coffee jelly! Haha! I didn't expect anything from him since the two of us were really need to save some bucks. Hihi! But for me it is just one of his great works for me. The effort of making such especially when he made you your favorite coffee is already more than enough. :)

Ate most of it here hihi! :)

The day didn't end without having a date. So, we headed to Big Ben's Kitchen in Kawit, Cavite. There, we ordered our favorite meals. :) And we were only the customers who dined that time since we spent the date on lunch time so we wouldn't need to worry crowded restaurants. Hehe! 

Just two of our favorites hihi! :)
Thankyousomuch Yabs! :*

So, how and where did you celebrate your Valentine's day? :)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

My second workstation.

Pesto Legaspi

One of my activities, aside from drawing or designing plans, is meetings. Most of the time, we set meetings outside my office. Since I can't still afford to invite anyone to my office due to my not-so-fully furnished place. Haha! Forgive me, cause I can't still manage to buy unnecessary staffs when deadlines of my projects are at stake. But I am still hoping I could make time to do it. :)

So, one of my favorite spot meeting places is Subi Monte Cafe. All the crew there actually knew me already. Haha! Can't help it since my office is just in front of the cafe. Hehe! Whenever I go to the cafe, I make it sure that I am with my laptop and all. So, I would not transfer back again to my place after the meeting. Time is gold it is. But whenever I am at the cafe, I just can't control my tummy. Why?? :( But still, I am very thankful to Subi Monte Cafe for letting me stay there for hours. :) 

Oh, by the way, try their coffee drinks and foods. Everything is so good! ;) You should visit their branches in Cavite City, Kawit and Tagaytay. :)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Davao project.

Proposed exterior perspective

In connection with my previous post, "Finally, a new project!" and after all the studies made, I finally came up with a design solution.

Designing a new residential with a 300-sqm lot is sometimes not that easy, too. Especially, when the client wanted a 100-sqm per floor or a total of 200 sqm total gross floor area only, plus a narrow-shaped lot. And note that it's my cousin's house, so you'll give your best shot.

The project is a 2-storey residential with 3 bedrooms and 2-carport slots. The construction will not be mine, though, since I am located in Cavite and the project is located in Davao City. Target start of construction, hopefully, will be on November 2019.

Can't wait to complete the sets of plans so I could start to design its interior. Hihi!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Coffee and mango.

Hot cafe mocha

Fish and fries

Subi Mango. Its actually their new craze and it is soo delish! A must try! :)
One of my favorite things to do is to go to coffee shops. But I've been very busy last year so when I went to Subi Monte Cafe in Centennial Kawit to have some coffee and snacks, I felt like I've never been there for years. Haha! But I got so surprised when they gave me Subi Mango. Its a gift they say, a late Christmas gift. Hihi! Or maybe they missed me haha! And yeah, I've been staying at their shop for hours to finish my workloads. Haha! But anyway, thank you Subi Monte! :)

Custom prescription pads.

Ongoing production of prescription pads of Dra. Alonzo.
For inquiries, you may visit the facebook page of The White Paperbox PH.

Ramen night.

Tonkotsu is love!

Our tonkotsu with gyoza
Been craving for ramen, thanks to boyfie! He dated me for this. Haha! :D
We had these ramens at Sabro Ramen at Cavite City.

Birthday celebration of the Prince

Got a little time to prepare the backdrop but still the celebrant enjoyed the balloons haha! :)

Simple preparations but made with love :)

Balloons all over! :)
It was only a family gathering since we didn't made it grand. As long as he enjoyed his day, everything is already enough. :)

My Christmas rush project.

It was a 2-week project that must be completed before 2018 ends. But it ended until the first week of January due to additional works. Well, it always happen in every construction. Hehe! 

This was actually the project of Kuya Darrel of DDMCS and he contracted me as his Project Manager.

Installation of acrylic build-up signage and wallpapers.
Restoration of existing wood flooring, repainting of existing walls and installation of acoustic ceiling.
Installation of wallpapers and repainting of existing walls.
Installation of wallpapers, repainting of walls, installation of acoustic ceiling and restoration of wood flooring.
Installation of wallpapers, installation of acoustic ceiling, repainting of walls and installation of new lighting fixtures.
Repainting of existing cabinets.

Installation of new lighting fixtures.
This actually completed my 2018. :)
Hoping for more! :D

First of 2019.

Our annual Christmas tradition was always a family reunion or gathering. We usually celebrate it on the 25th of December. But on this day was celebrated on the 1st of January 2019. :) We even got a chance to celebrate it with Christian, our cousin, and his wife, Roxanne, who got a short vacation here in the Philippines. So, it was really a blast! Though we're not that complete, we still managed to enjoy the day.
And yeah, got drunk on this day. Haha! Cheers to a better year! :)

New year’s eve 2018. Welcome 2019!

We welcomed 2019 with these simple preparations. I hope everyone would have a great new year ahead! :)

Finally, a new project!

One of the nightmares that architects or contractors could possibly have is to have new projects. Yes, not all is that fortunate. But God really moved His way for me. He gave me another blessing! It took me almost 2 months to have this! Imagine my office bills and other expenses? I’m almost depressed!

Well moving on, my Auntie Tess talked to me last October that Ate Cathy, my cousin, bought a new lot and wanted to hire me as her architect to design her house.

The project is a 2-storey residential located at Davao City. The scope is design services including interior design. Unfortunately, I can no longer accommodate the construction since I’m based in Cavite. And it would cost her less if they will get the contractor within the vicinity. This is already enough to sustain my solo business life. Haha! But I would still hope I could get a construction project. Just trust Him. :)

Monday, January 21, 2019

Coffee is a must.

Coffee actually helps me a lot in my entire working hours. I always buy a pack of coffee grounds and make my own brewed coffee. And it really cost me less for I don’t need to buy an expensive coffee in a coffee shop which is actually cost almost a pack of coffee grounds or beans.

One of the things that an office should have is a coffee maker. But since it cost much and I am on my own now, I decided to shop in a Japan Surplus store and got this coffee pot with strainer. Perfect for my coffee grounds! I will no longer spend much for a disposable coffee filter and actually could save a lot of money and save the environment as well. I can finally brew anytime I want! :D

Starting up.

Starting up a business is really never an easy task. You have to get projects, small or big projects. It doesn’t matter. As long as it’ll push through. In our industry, bidding a project could only give you 70-30 of chance. A competition, a real life race. Even you’re selling an excellent design and a reasonable construction cost.

My studio was started last July 1, 2018 and our advertising shop can now give a full-time services as well, since it was already started as a sideline last January 2018. Well, the first month was really good. But like any other businesses, we’ve encounter trials, too. A ghost month, indeed. But God is really amazing. He did gave us solutions in a very timely way. Charge to experience, they say. But I know there are still alot of problems in our way. We just have to be more prepared than before. Who knows what will it be. Just pray because at the end of the day, God’s plan would still prevail. :)

First project of my firm.

Just this August, I finally got my first design project, a bookstore cafe. It will serve you soon at Shopwise Lancaster Imus, Cavite.

Businesses are really flexible nowadays to give the best services in just one shot. Just like me, I have my design and build firm plus advertising shop. Well, if you have a long term goal in life you must find ways to have it. It would be a long way but it will be a wonderful journey. :)

Small beginnings.

After being employed for so long, I finally started my own. It was not an easy job though to start with nothing but hopes. But I guess God will never give such responsibility if it is for nothing. Let’s just trust His plan and the process for I would definitely build an empire. :)

And hey, you might want to consider me in designing and construction needs, just message me. ;)