Thursday, September 9, 2010

Blissful Day: En route to the Great Asians Secrets Giveaway!

At first, I'd like to plan a secret wedding next year because I want it to be solemn and memorable. Planning one can be stressful if you face pressure from family members and from those who disapprove or are overwhelmed with unsolicited advice and suggestions. I want it to be secret so everyone special in my life can be present but without all the hassle and stress in getting to that point. But since, I just blogged about it, I guess it's not much a of a secret wedding anymore. LOL That said, I am leaning towards a small, private garden wedding, much more fun & less stressful! We are both very private so would like it to be intimate and personal. Small yet beautiful and memorable.

So this is how I plan to look my best on my big day!

1. Making a guest list. The shorter, the better. I want to celebrate one of the biggest days of my life surrounded by people who loves me. I'd like my wedding to be more like a celebration with close-knit friends and family, than a major, major production or stage show. When I have fewer guests, I can splurge on the things that really matter to me. I'd most likely splurge on the honeymoon, wedding dress, make up artist and photographer. Also, I get to spend time with my guests, not feeling like a stranger fulfilling a social obligation.

2. Looking my best

My hair, nails, makeup, wedding dress.. and how I look in that dress, are all part of becoming the bride I want to be on my special day. Since pictures taken on that day remain part of my life forever, it's important to look and feel my best.
So here's where I'll start..Starting today, I plan to use Asian Secrets Lulur Whitening Body Scrub as a daily morning ritual to smoothen and whiten my skin before the big day. That said, I'd surely look radiant and glowing on my big day! :)Then I'll choose my wedding dress in advance. I want a dress in which I can stand, walk and dance in without worrying about "wardrobe malfunctions" or causing me any kind of discomfort. I want a soft, dreamy and flowy wedding gown with a sheer touch of romance, and timeless elegance due to the ethereal Grecian goddess look. Also, I'd love to see my baby girl slash flower girl in a flowy white dress looking like a flower fairy. Here's what I have in mind.Next, I'll choose a classic hair style and try to practice the look I want at home or with my stylist before the wedding day. I want to keep it simple and classic.

My wedding cake would be simple, elegant with floral design, more of yellow flowers and blue birds. Of course, I'd surely love to have a taste test to make sure it will taste better than it looks. :) I'd love to see more hues of yellow and blue.. blue birds and yellow ribbons. And some eggs too 'cause my baby girl loves eggs so much!
Another motiff would be a garden wedding just like on fairy tales with a beautiful shades of purple.. with my baby girl looking like a flower fairy ina magical place so full of her laughter & whispers…with fairy wings & imagination. :)

I'll have my nails fixed professionally manicured the day before the wedding. This is surely one thing I don't want to do too far in advance. I want tips and toes to look pretty and simply make sure that they are neatly trimmed, filed, polished, and buffed. After all, my hands will be the focus of attention when showing off that new wedding ring and for photos!

Trial make ups or a test run and find the perfect makeup artist before the big day. I don't want to transform myself into a different person with dramatic eye makeup or garish lipstick. I simply want to make the real me look better on my big day!

Last but not the least, I'd like to practice a lot of sweet kisses..

the sweetest kiss to seal the magic & beauty of the special day…

Few nights before the wedding, I'll make sure to have enough rest and complete sleep. No partying before the wedding 'cause bloodshot eyes and a banging hangover doesn't seem so much fun to me. Well, I can always have the perfect wedding in my head, but something can happen and I sure hope my dream wedding won't elope with my groom. So far, this is exactly how i want my wedding to be .. Fun, sweet and insanely beautiful!

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Blessed be!




Thursday, August 26, 2010

I ran miles for smiles.. :)

So I did it... I ran strong... and I finished.. with a smile. :)

I ran miles for smiles..and that's 3.106856 miles to be exact. I really enjoyed the Miles for Smiles Fun Run because it's for a good cause..it's a fun run to raise public awareness about Bingot or cleft and other craniofacial conditions. For me, it's perfectly fine to run even if it takes time, sweat, the occasional ugh! and ouch! to yield one beautiful smile. :)

The uphills were a killer but the weather was beautiful and the event was well organized. I also got a new PR but I'll keep it a secret. LOL I'm going to make a major major effort sooner or later to really work on my speed. I have no idea how to do this, but i think that's what I plan to do and I will do it, whatever it takes. I promised.. I had to check my mileage though. Hopefully soon, those miles will add a couple of cute little miley friends.

That said, I'd been planning to run a bit farther and faster but like the past few days, it never happened 'cause it rained today. :(

In a moment of sheer insanity, I scolded myself cause I wasn't able to run again for the nth time. But then again, eventhough I haven't been running much lately, I felt great.


After a heavy downpour a few hours ago, warmth returned as warm feelings of peace, love, and gratitude fill my heart while my lil brat and I walked outside. I breathed deeply, listened to the beautiful music of Coldplay on my iPod and watched my baby girl run up and down the sidewalk. That made me smile. My baby ran...just ran, and I smiled. I supposed that's exactly what I did last Sunday. I ran and somewhere out there, I made a little child smile. :)It felt perfect. It's a freaking miracle.

I love those precious moments as a mommy, and can I say a running rockstarmomma, when I don't want to be anywhere else and my smile seems to come from deep within.

For me, a smile means a lot.. a true feeling of peace and knowledge that whatever happens, everything is going to be just fine.
I am not a perfect mommy but I'm quite sure I'm not a bad mommy either. I know my baby loves me and she wants nothing more than the best that I can be. I have so much gratitude that God has entrusted me with such a special soul, and I love her dearly. Being a mommy who loves running is so exhausting but it's freaking awesome.

Right now, I feel like I'm in a good place in my life. My life is far from being perfect but I'm happy... I'm healthy and I am blessed.


P.S. It's still raining... and a mosquito bit me! Grrr.. Why can't mosquitoes just suck fat and not blood?? why? LOL Hoh well, I can almost smell the weekend.. have a great weekend everybody!





Sunday, August 22, 2010

Manila Blogs 5th Year Anniversary “Nokia: My Life” Promo

The Manila Blogs Family is celebrating their 5th Year Anniversary with a bang! The Manila Blogs Family would like to thank all their readers and loyal followers by giving away FREE NOKIA phones. Manila Blogs Family site (ManilaMommy.com, ManilaFitness.com, ManilaShopaholic.com, Manila Reviews and ManilaBlogs.com) will give out one FREE NOKIA phone each.. You can win 5 different Nokia phones from their 5 blogs in celebration of their 5th year!

ManilaBlogs.com (Nokia C3)

ManilaFitness.com (Nokia 3720)

ManilaMommy.com (Nokia 7230)

ManilaShopaholic.com (Nokia C5)

Manila Reviews (Nokia 5230)

Good luck, everybody!

For the shopaholics, here's the Nokia C5 from Manila Shopaholic!

Here's Nokia C3 for bloggers on the go!


Here's Nokia 5230 for foodie like me! :D

Win a Nokia 3720 from Manila Fitness in the “Nokia: My Life” Promo!Nokia Philippines ties up with Manila Blogs Family to give you FREE Nokia phones that would suit your personality. For the Health Buff and Fitness Addict… Manila Fitness is giving you the Nokia 3720.

The Nokia 3720 is the “tough” phone for people on the go! It has a Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support. It has a 2 megapixel camera, autofocus and LED flash that will help you take pictures. For grooving and working out to music, it has an FM radio Stereo with RDS. To share and store workout music, it has Bluetooth (with A2DP) and microUSB port.

If you are love running dark and rough paths, the Nokia 3720 is for you. It is IP54 certified – dust and water jets resistant. It has a key so that you can use the camera light and convert it to a flashlight for trail running. Well, I also love listening to music while I'm on the go and I also love going to the beach. I must admit I've dropped my phone in the water once and what was the result? Well, you know it. My cell phone broke.. so with Nokia 3720, I don't have to worry if it gets wet or covered up with dust because it's IP54 certified, dust and water jets resistant. yay! I can also use it as a flashlight for a trail run or a hike at night and Like Nokia 3720, it fits me because it's tough and durable enough for people like me who has active lifestyle, loves sports and outdoor adventure of any kind!

As for me, this Nokia phone fits my lifestyle because apart from being a SAHM and a travel junkie with a healthy addiction to running, camping, shopping, changing my baby's nappies, food tripping, hiking and seeing the world, I am also a foodie, a mommy blogger, a fitness addict and a shopaholic.

For the Blogger — Manila Blogs is giving you the Nokia C3

It also fits me perfectly because I am a mommy blogger who just lurves multi-tasking like blogging and texting at the same time! and that's exactly what I'm doing now! hahaha

Click here for more details on “Nokia: My Life” Promo".


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run

Let's run our way to wholeness and take a step into a world of wellness on the 17th of October at the SM Mall of Asia. Blue Water Day Spa gives you the first ever fun run for wholeness, the Blue Water Day Spa Fun Run in partnership with the RunRio, Inc., with a special participation of Sen. Pia Cayetano, Kiko Rustia and Coach Alfrancis Chua. Let's all run with Blue Water Day Spa's endorsers Sam Milby, Mikaela Lagdameo-Martinez, Karylle Tatlonghari, Boom Labrusca, Akihiro Sato, Fabio Ide, Danielle Matsunaga, and of course, Coach Rio dela Cruz. :)


Registration starts on the 1st day of September. See you there! :)