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 :)



Sunday, April 28, 2019

Mommy Gone Bloggin's baby shower

Events today are really unique and creative. And for us, it is somewhat a family reunion. :)

Ate Joy of Mommy Gone Bloggin, is popping real soon! It was actually unexpected. The last family reunion that we had was the first day of 2019. I was actually surprised when Kuya Bogs revealed it to me on the day we ocular their house for renovation at Dasma, Cavite. Still, they were blessed despite Ate Joy's age. 

So, they held a baby shower at Zoo Coffee, Tuscany, McKinley Hill, Taguig


I was really in love when we first came to this coffee shop. The interior concept is soo unique! And they have stuffed safari animals, too! It completes the concept of a zoo. Don't be surprised when you're with an architect. They will always notice the details. Haha!

















Part of the program was a financial stability talk by Ro Suarez. It was a great opportunity for everyone to attend and be enlightened by this talk. Since finances are never an easy thing to handle. Adulting it is! Haha!

This event was not just a baby shower and financial stability talk but it is also a baby gender reveal party! Aside from being a relative, this is everything for us bloggers. It's a jam-packed bloggers event. Haha! See how Ate joy squeezed everything in just one event? Talk to her, she might be of help. Hihi! :) 

A girl?
Or a boy?
I actually voted for a boy since they only have one boy. But still, God gave them another baby girl. :) 


A must try! :D

Carbonara :)

What I've got? Hihi!

God's plan is indeed amazing. The least you expect the more it comes. We should always trust His process. Waiting is never an easy task, too. But we must put our faith in Him. After all, He did all the planning. :)

Congrats, Ate Joy and Kuya Bogs.  Godbless to your bunso! :)

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!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Better than a design contract.

I had a short meeting with my former employer. It was nice to reminisce the past especially when she almost gave me a company. And I am very grateful by then. But things are meant to take its real purpose and that is to take the risk, to have my own company. I am still thankful for she never forgotten about me and actually gave me a project. Well, its like I am still her employee though but not. Hehe! A real contract per project. :)

The project is to interior design her hotel resort. :) I was the designer before when I was still her employee and it landed on my hands again. Haha! I am still happy that I will be able to finish my unfinished designs. Hehe!

I was actually moved by the time we met again and felt forgiveness for her. Yes, there are stories that I should be keeping to myself but maybe its time to move forward. Holding grudges won't make me succeed in life. Big or small, just forgive. Its part of life they say. I am still grateful for all the recognition she had given to me. I owe her bigtime. And I think it was God's will to resign in her company so I could start my own. At the end of the day, it was still her who helped me out to start a company, by resigning in hers before and now as a client of my own. Hihi!

Thank you Ma'am for pushing me so high to be a real Architect. God bless! :)

Cheesy quesadillas over my signed design contract hihi! Yeah, contract is important but food first. Haha!

I only order cheesy quesadillas but my former boss ordered me tapsilog. Haha!

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! :)