Short and long trip! (Anniversary special)

 

@ La trinidad benguet

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@ Philippine military academy
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image@ the mines view park, wearing igorot costume.
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Trip to Baguio, our first, both are  excited and happy. An advance wedding anniversary treat for me (thanks king).. Kinda hesitant at first since you need to travel 7 hrs from Manila to Baguio, and i hate long hours of travel or should i say my back hates to travel that long and you just sit,eat and sleep and then “call of nature” follows.. But because i’m so eager to see strawberry farm and excited to eat strawberry (for the first time), so i said “ok then,we’ll go there”..

And oh, it’s not only 7 hrs, the traffic plus the not so fast bus made it 9 hours of travel. The perks of having a hubby, that long hours of travel is not a problem to me, he made everything so comfortable for me, the hugs and kisses, the foot massage, yah! Even when we’re in the bus he gave me a foot massage,lucky me! the selfie2, and the feeling of seeing those unfamilliar places we passed by.

Since, we arrived in Baguio at 5pm, and it was raining, we decided to have our city tour the next day.

Sunday. From strawberry picking in La Trinidad, to PMA, Mines view park, Botanical garden and Lourdes Grotto, and bought some pasalubong for family and friends. I know, one day is not enough but we have no choice, we need to go back to manila for my hubby’s training.

Since, it’s our first time, we don’t have any idea about this chance passenger thing, plus the sold out tickets. We need to arrive in manila before monday noon since my hubby has a training on the afternoon, but the next available bus was at 7am monday, kinda frustrating but we’re still lucky and proud bisaya coz’ we’ve met someone ( a bisaya janitress) who helped us got a seat in the 10pm (sunday) bus (front seat).  Of course we gave something in return, (thank you tip) for being so nice to us. The perks of being friendly. Now, i can say we, bisaya are so friendly. Agree?! :-)

That’s why my title says “The short and long trip” short, since we only had 1 day of city tour and had a long hours of travel… Do i make sense?! I hope so..:-)

fyi: this is the first time we celebrated anniversary together. 2 years gf/bf and 7 years marraige, all in all 9 years…. Not really together,since he’s in manila and i’m here in cebu but atleast still in the Philippines..:-) The fact of having a seafarer husband, you always celebrate bdays and anniversaries alone.heheheh

And yes! , even when his onboard, we still celebrated special occasions in our lives, like birthdays, anniversary, mother’s day & father’s day. He made sure to send something for me even we’re miles apart like flowers and gifts. I don’t know how he do that but what’s important is the effort and the thoughtfulness. :-) He never fails to made me “kilig” ever since we started as gf/bf.

Enough for sweet moments, back to our trip. :-) One day is not enough to enjoy the City of Pines but I promised to come back here soon with the kids.

The total experience in Baguio was awesome. Plus the fact that i was with my husband exploring and both experienced and learned something new. That feeling when you travel with hubby, hassle free. The only thing i did was eat,sleep and shop plus a free massage. Feeling like a real queen.hehee..That’s why, Sometimes, i don’t like to travel without my king. You know what i mean.:-)

Excited for our next date/adventure together when he’s on vacation..Hmmmm.. Any suggestion?! Please,not abroad…heheheh

Fact: everytime he’s on vacation, we made sure that we have our moments together. Movie date, dine out, chillin’ out over cold beer and margarita or just simply in our room, chitchatting, playing online games, etc..

Enough for this coz’ i feel like crying now, i super miss my husband so much. Can’t wait for that moment to come that i can join him onboard, watching him working. In God’s time..

Till my next post…

God Bless everyone!

xoxo,

JL

I love Zumba!

Zumba is a fitness program created by columbian dancer and choreographer Alberto “Beto” Perez during the 1990’s. Since then, zumba became popular all over the world. And we, Filipinos are into this kind of exercise too. A different kind of exercise, since you’re just dancing, and oh you don’t have to be a very good dancer here as long as u follow the instructor on stage, and you’re as awesome as the others too.

For person like me who really love dancing, zumba is my favorite exercise. I dance as if nobody is watching, i mean who cares?! :-) All i want is to lose weight, and even before i got pregnant i did zumba to keep me fit and fab. Zumba is also one way of destressing myself. Plus you gain more friends.

Here’s some of my pictures joining zumbathon &zumba for a cause in town.

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This is the first zumbathon i joined 4th months after giving birth by CS.. The whole family came to support me, and my nanay is kinda nervous since it’s been 4 months from my operation. YKWIM (you know what i mean)

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Since my zumba buddy is not around, my ever supportive husband and daughter is with me here. Woke up as early as 4am, early bird, proof is my number, it’s 15.:-)

Fact: my shoes here is worth 150 pesos only, it’s imported at a cheap price. This shoes never failed me. From zumba to fun run, this shoes is so far the best shoes ever. And until now, i still gonna use it. Plus the fact that my husband bought this. I always say,it’s not about the price, as long as you give it from your heart and i’ll gonna keep and love it with all my heart.

Here’s my latest zumba pictures. You see the difference?!:-)

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With my zumba and fun run buddy Cathy..

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Oh yes! I really lose weight. But it’s not all about zumba, it’s about your determination to lose weight. It’s proven that no matter what my size, my husband loves me, but you know a girl like me wants to look good and sexy for my husband. We always want to look good for our husband, agree?!  It’s not “kaartehan”, it’s keeping the romance in marriage.. We wives, we need to be the most flirty slut girl in front of our husband. :-) (we all know they like it,right?!) :-) There’s no excuse, old or young, we need to be like that to our husband, coz that’s one way to keep our relationship stronger,never forget that. :-)

Don’t have time to join zumba? Well, you can do zumba at home while taking care of your babies. There’s a lot of DVD out there (sshhhhh i know it’s pirated hehehehh)…  Or watch on youtube or simply turn on your favorite dance music at home. You can also invite your neighbors to do zumba with you, coz’ i know,sometimes  doing zumba alone is kinda boring..hehehehe.. 30 minutes of zumba everyday will do.

But always remember, beauty is not all about pretty faces and sexy body, it’s the inner beauty that counts. Outer beauty will fade,but inner beauty will stay forever.

God Bless everyone!!!

 

Xoxo,

JL

 

 

 

Early bird!!

Just another random thoughts:

I’ m wide awake as early as 4am, first reason, my baby asked for milk and here i am now trying to close my eyes again hoping i can go back to sleep but seems like it’s impossible to happen.
Lying here in our room (with light,yah! Coz my children and i afraid in the dark). Staring at the ceiling, and lots of things pop up in my mind. I don’t know where to start. All i know is that i miss my husband, i miss my family in leyte, i miss my friends, i miss everybody. I feel so alone and sad and sick. Migraine, backpain, sinusitis, sometimes fever, and bruises in my body again. Seems like they love to stay with me, as if i love them. Been suffering with all of these for how many years now, and sometimes i got used with all the pain and the hassle they give in my life..
I super miss my husband, but can’t do anything with it. Our future is in his hands. Sacrifices are needed just to give good future to our children. If only i have stable business here that i can buy the time of my husband to stay longer with us here without worrying our monthly ammortization in the bank. Hopefully soon. In Gods time.
I miss my family in leyte, i really want to go home, but our schedule wont allow us to do so. I hope we’ll spend our christmas there, and i hope the weather there is good by that time, coz’ i’m afraid with floods..
I miss my friends, my old and new friends, i mean all of them. You know that feeling when you need someone to talk or text but no one is there for you? That you’re so alone and lonely and you feel like nobody cares. And that you wonder, where are they, why they don’t even text you or msg you on fb just to say how are you, or i ms u.etc.. Just like what i always do.
Do not do unto others, what you don’t like others do unto you. Same like, do unto others, what you like others do unto you. But seems like all the efforts is in me, but others can’t notice what i did.
What if one day im gone, so excited what people will say about me, :-) if only i can hear all the things they will miss about me.. #justsaying
Can you guys say what you’ll gonna miss when i’m gone?! At least now i’m still gonna hear you..:-)
Till my next nonsense post..:-) Mother mode now, it’s monday. Preparing my princess to school..
God Bless everyone!!!

Xoxo,
JL

How to lose weight?!

image image   I gained so much weight when i got pregnant. And weighted 60kg after giving birth. Kinda frustrating,from 40kg before pregnancy to 60kg. Low self esteem, insecurities started, and sometimes i cried coz’ i saw a clothes in the mall that i super like but it wont fit me. Thankful to my husband,coz’ he’s always makes me feel like i’m the sexiest and the most beautiful girl on earth.

Like in the mall, everytime i saw a “healthy girl” (our term of fat n big ), then suddenly he’d wisphered “daku pa sya nimo” (she’s bigger than you) or ” medyo daku ka but mas gwapa kapa niya” (you’re a bit bigger but you’re more beautiful than her”… Etc..

I gave birth thru CS (ceasarian section) but as early as 3 months after giving birth i joined zumba here in our town. I know it’s kinda dangerous but i’m so frustrated and can’t wait to get back my old figure. But the moment i felt pain in my lower abdomen,i realized why on a rush?! It can wait, at the right time..

After 1 year, i got active again in zumba,fun run, jogging and sometimes badminton. Thanks to my ever supportive hubby,my partner in badminton and jogging,my fan in zumba, or even did zumba with me. To my partner in fun run and zumba cathy,thanks for the free singlet (twice)..

To lose weight is not about diet, the food you eat or juicing but it’s all about your strong determination to achieve your goal,which is to lose weight. Dieting is useless without determination and sefl control.

Here’s what i did to lose weight: (i don’t know if this is right but it works for me) :-)

* Early in the morning i drink cold water.

* I don’t eat breakfast (meal), i only ate banana or 1 pc of cracker or 1 pc bread. Or even before i don’t really eat breakfast.

* I don’t eat AM snacks.

* Lunch is normal. (I can eat all i want, no limit)

* PM snacks (sometimes)

* Small meal dinner.

* I did juicing sometimes, no meals only detox juice.

To all mom’s at home, you can also lose weight while taking care of your baby. Just turn on your favorite dance musics and dance, for sure your baby will enjoy watching you just like mine, and sometimes my baby dance with me too. You burn calories at the same time bonding with your baby. And don’t forget to put binder in your waist before dancing.:-)

You want a free sauna?, get inside your room, close all the windows and door and hide inside your comforter, believe me it works. I did that a lot of times. :-) Don’t forget, you can also burn calories while cleaning the house. And even while cooking. Yah! I dance while cooking but mostly i sing..hehehe

Party time. You can’t resist those yummy foods and cold drinks. Well, don’t starve yourself, you can eat but know your limitation, control yourself. And if you eat a lot then make sure to exercise the next day.

In my case, i ate small dinner meal at 6pm. By 9pm or 10m, my tummy starts making sounds,in short, hungry again. What i did is drink a lot of cold water and then sleep. And if ever i can’t sleep, i drink cold water again. :-)

It’s easy to gain weight but super hard to lose weight. Lucky those girls who eat a lot and yet never gain weight. Lucky me, from 60kg to 48kg now.hehehe.. :-)

To all the girls out there who dream and wish to lose weight like me, never lose hope. Keep trying. Determination and self control. And always remember, the true beauty is not about looks, makeup or clothes, true beauty comes from being yourself. We are beautiful in our own unique way. :-)

Keep smilling!!! ( O _ ^  ) winky!

xoxo,

JL

Bluer than blue

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#OOTD

Forever21 tube jumpshort, shopaholic blazer from sm department store, swatch watch, lacoste bag and BKK sandal..

I always go for comfy clothes regardless of brands and color. Since last thursday is a busy day for me, i wear something comfy yet classy and fashionable. Make sure you’re comfortable of what you wear especially if you’re walking most of the time. Again,this outfit is perfect for this unpredictable weather.

Bluer than blue is dark blue!!lol..:-)  So much blue in this pic..

 

credit to the photographer: jhonnix

venue: kgjsm cebu office

 

 

xoxo,

JL

 

 

Teach me how to dance!

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Plain shirt from #bench, short from #surplusshop, #converse shoes….

Plain,basic,cool and simple #ootd, best describe my personality. This is so me, you can see me almost everyday wearing shorts and shirt.

Got addicted with bench plain shirts, no, not only me but also my hubby, he’s more addicted to bench clothing than me.:-)   Super comfortable to wear. Plus we bought this shirt on a buy one,take one sale at bench glorietta. Plain shirt is a must have, you can’t go wrong wearing plain shirt, you can mix and match, and just be creative. It doesn’t matter how simple your outfit is, it’s how you bring yourself  to become extraordinary in a simple way.

This is what i wore during our first dance practice for our company’s family day (soon).Now you know why my title is “Teach me how to dance” :-)

Good night everyone! Till my next post!

Xoxo,

JL

New love (terranova & lacoste)

image imageI’m not into brands, i wear anything as long as i’m comfortable with it, plus factor if i love the color. I don’t usually go to malls, especially those expensive and imported stores, i felt like i don’t belong there, and that uber expensive items is a big no no for me. It’s not that i can’t afford to buy but it’s not practical,you know a blouse for 3k?! No way…

Terranova is one of those stores which i just passed by and just a quick glimpse from ouside of whats inside their store and then babush.. Because i really thought they’re so expensive, since terranova is an italian fashion brand. But the first time i went inside terranova store in Robinson Manila, i got crazy over their season sale, well actually they’re always on sale but there are times that their prices drop to the lowest.

And yesterday is one of their super sale which you can buy a tank top and tube top for only 125 pesos, blouse 245 pesos only. A good cheap finds of an international brand,ayt?! Plus,look at my size it’s an S..;-) Visit their store at sm city cebu and ayala center cebu.

Okay,next is my all time addiction, the bag! I’m super addicted into bags. I love to collect different kinds of bags,color,etc. A king size bed full of bags, imagine how many bags are there?! That’s how i’m addicted into bags. But that was before, i know how to control now. As what i’ve said earlier i’m not into brands, as long as im comfortable, although a lot of it are branded bags.

And now,i’m addicted to lacoste bags, i want them in different colors,i know it’s kinda expensive but i’m willing to save for these babies.:-) As of now i have four lacoste bags, metallic gold, lavender, and these two new, red and navy blue. More to come pls…..

Oh by the way, my birthday is fast approaching, i will accept gifts now, ahemmm!! You already have a hint..hehehehee

Till my next post! Thank you for visiting… :-)