Apr 23, 2014

Memory Lapses

Note: The incident happened the day before we took off to Mindoro for the much needed vacay a.k.a. Holy Week. I wrote this the following week. And because I have a very bad memory, I forgot that this has been sitting in my draft folder. :p

My memory failed me last week and caused me taxi fares yesterday. Masakit talaga sa loob ko kasi I wasted 400 para sa wala. I had a major memory lapse Tuesday evening, you know. I left the office forgetting to log-out, I only remembered it when I got home. Not only that, I also gave doubtful informations to BDO's customer service when my ATM card has been retained while I was attempting to withdraw from their branch in Shangri-La mall. I was telling the lady wrong account's branch. Kaya pala she kept on asking me questions. Siguro iniisip nya I stole the card. I was not able to know why my card was captured. I perfectly understand it though, in fact I am glad to know that my money is perfectly safe with BDO. They won't divulge any information regarding my account because I was giving them wrong account details. Naging hassle lang talaga sakin, wrong timing lang 'ika nga. Angela was having high fever that time and I was supposed to buy her meds pero waley, kinain yung ATM card ko! I was cursing on my way home.

I knew I got the branch wrong when I went to the "wrong branch" yesterday. Para akong kinain ng lupa when I realized my mistake. It turns out, the account I was insisting is already closed. Ewan ko ba sa memory ko! 

They gave me the correct number to call and was relieved to know that my new ATM card is ready for pick-up.

And from this day forward, I'll be updating my records of everything including my passwords and PIN. :)

Can you relate to this "horror" stories mare?

Apr 15, 2014

Summer Activities

For the past couple of years, our family haven't had any major summer activities even for the kids. We were happy being homebound with a few visits to the mall every now and then. We were okay staying at home, playing with the kids, watching our favorite local channels, liking every FB posts of our friends' bikini body and drinking a can of beer during some sleepless nights. I can't even remember the last time we went swimming. Oh well, we have gone to the beach whenever we're at the hubby's hometown because it's basically a walk away from the in-laws' place but it doesn't equate to "summer" for me. The kids don't seem to mind but I know I am somehow depriving them the fun. So this year, I promised my kids a fun-filled summer.

McDonald's Kiddie Crew
Just like last year, Angela had a mini vacation in Bicol with my side of family. Since my mother has some things to do too, I asked her to look for an activity that will make Ate busy while she's out. And then I found out about McDonalds Kiddie Crew Workshop.

The McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop is a 5-day summer program specially designed for kids ages 6-12 years old. During each workshop day, Kiddie Crew members will get to experience on-floor training like greeting customers and assisting the crew at the drive-thru and front counters; showcase their skills through creative art workshops; and learn the importance if hard work, discipline and teamwork, through values formative lessons.
At the end of the workshop, a series of graduation are held in major cities all over the country to recognize the achievements of all Kiddie Crew members and their families by treating them to a day filled with exciting booths, games and a ton of prizes.  -- taken at https://mcdonalds.com.ph

Registration fee was Php 595 but it was worth it. It includes shirt, cap, bag, artwork materials and meals for the whole workshop. Angela had a lot of fun! I may not be there to witness everything but I heard her scream with excitement everytime I called her up. 

As early as March, I booked our first-to-be family outing to Boracay on the last week of May. And yes, I am beyond excited! It is going to be Little Girl's first plane ride and my first with Air Asia. I haven't booked our hotel yet but after some thorough research and inquiries, I have my eye on LSM Square Hotel in Station 1. I am just waiting for their confirmation and hopefully could tick it off my list soon. I am planning to give you guys a heads up on some hotels I have called and checked if you have future plans of visiting Boracay, too. Let me just gathered my notes and I'll write about it. Or is it too late for this? Well, maybe some of you have not been to the beach yet just like us. ;)

To book online, visit:

If you also want to check the hotel, visit:

And since summer ain't over yet, I'm still searching for other summer activities near out place. Voice/dance workshops for Ate perhaps? 


If you know a cheaper and better hotel, let me know please. Thanks thanks! :)