Thursday, September 30, 2010

Dreaming of a sweet escape at Bella Rocca

There's a difference between

interest and commitment. 

When you're interested in doing something, 

you do it only when circumstance permit. 

When you're committed to


you accept no excuses, only results.

Saw this on one of my Facebook friends profile. It gave me food for thought. I've recently blogged about signing up for the gym to get my fitness on but though I have, I haven't given it much of my time. It's been a month since I started. I cringe every time I think about how much this is costing me... and I don't know if I made a bad decision, one that I can't easily forget because I signed up for a year's membership. 

Well the phrase above hit me because it's so true. I have expressed interest in taking care of my health by exercising and also drinking health supplements such as fish oil and multivitamins... But I have not committed myself to it because I only do it when i feel like I have the time to do so and when I remember to buy the supplements. 

I seriously need to commit though. I need to kick the slacker in me out the door so that I can truly achieve the results I want. Why have I been slacking? Well because I've been feeling burned out. I've so many things in my hands to juggle - it's fun most of the time but it does get exhausting.

I need a vacation. I'm in need of a sweet escape... Oh look! Bella Rocca! 

Oh yes, I can imagine myself here. Reading a book, sipping juice, enjoying a nice warm weather

I can imagine myself in this room. Sleeping, watching TV and basically just relaxing in that comfy bed! 

 I can imagine feeling at peace while watching this gentle water flow. 

So yeah it is expensive. it'll cost an arm and a leg basically at the rate of 1,320 USD for their villa with 2 bedrooms (maximum of 4 adults) but still, I think it's a nice getaway. I want to go here. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Oh Saturday!

I had quite a nice Saturday. I went to Trinoma alone to attend the Belle de Jour Rendevous Unleash Your Personal Style event at the Ramp Crossings. This is my second time to attend and I gotta say I really enjoy it. Not only are the topic talks interesting but there are prizes galore for the attendees thanks to BDJ's sponsors.

I won a deck of cards shaped like slippers from Havaianas, a 50% discount certificate from Clarity for a diamond peel and a movie pass at Eastwood Cinema. They are real nice although I wish I won bigger prizes such as P1,000 worth GC from The Ramp Crossings, a dress from Get Laud or Jellybean or shades from Fly Shades. Ah well, there's always next time. BDJ's launching their 2011 planner on October 22 at The Venice Piazza at Mckinley Hills. I'm gonna try to be there too but I'm bringing a friend next time. It'll be more fun that way.

Oh The Ramp! There's so many nice outfits at Trinoma branch. It's sad that I didn't have shopping budget to do so. Soon as I have extra cash again, I'm going to go shopping.

But I did manage to get a pedicure at Dashing Diva, Trinoma. It's my first time to try Dashing Diva and I have to say I do think I'm gonna keep on coming back! It's affordable anyway and unlike Nail Spa and Nail-a-holics, their basic pedicure includes toe nail polish already at the price of P450. The other two charges extra for the polish. It's a good thing Rockwell and Greenbelt 5 are near my place and they also have a loyalty card so it's an added come on for me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Checking in

It's been quite awhile since I last blogged about something. I've been quite busy these past few weeks. Or has it been a month already?

Anyway, it's been one heck of a month. So many new things have happened. For starters, I finally signed up for a gym membership. It's been part of my goals for so long and now I'm finally working on making it happen! Oh yes, time to lose my flabs and get a toned body just like those gorgeous Hollywood actresses I've always admired: Jen Aniston, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus... I decided that yes, a gym membership is going to put another huge dent in my financial status but it'll be worth it. No more making excuses like I used to. I thought, hey, if those Hollywood actresses can fit their fitness exercise program in their already busy schedules, why can't I?

At work, I have to say I'm proud of myself. I'm finally starting to get the hang of things. I was even able to pull off a press conference without my "Miranda" boss who's currently vacationing in Europe. I'm glad that "Miranda" even expressed faith in me, in my capability. I was definitely touched by that.

And I've also been attending The Feast at PICC. A friend of mine introduced me to it and I have to say I enjoyed it. If you're not familiar, it's a Catholic gathering every Sunday. The format of worship is charismatic and with Bro. Bo Sanchez at the helm, it's really very engaging. I haven't even minded so much that I have to wake up as early as 7am on a Sunday just to go there.

I've been so busy lately. I can't believe it's the -ber months already! Pretty soon, I'll be hearing Christmas songs playing all over more often.