For the first time, I’ll be spending the cold months of November and December in the US. I am so looking forward to visiting family and friends. If there’s one thing, I would have to adjust will be the cold climate. I am now gearing up for the cold weather looking at patagonia womens jacket which I know would surely give me the comfort I need. I have invested in thermal wears since I do not want to experience the same coldness I felt when we were in Germany. It was March when we went there and I thought it wasn’t that cold but it was.
Well I guess, coming from a tropical country, I am not really used to the cold weather. Now, I have to be prepared. I wouldn’t let the cold weather spoil the fun I will have. Good thing there is no snow in California
The most wonderful time of the years is almost here and my Christmas list is not yet in full swing. I can do this!
My god-children first and then my kids– who happens to have their own Christmas wish list from everyone. They are teenager now, and it’s not easy to please teenagers nowadays. Their gift choices are quite expensive and Santa needs to work doubly hard this Season. Good thing I have very generous siblings who can afford to give them the luxury of an expensive gift.
As for me, simple gifts are appreciated. It’s the though that counts. But if someone would like to give me a michael kors chronograph watch– that would be perfect.
Every year, I look forward to putting up Christmas decors. I usually do it after the Halloween and with my busy schedule nowadays, I am forced to take a leave just to spend time with my family and do these things.
Every time I put up Christmas decors, I am inclined to buy curtains, to have that feeling of everything new in my eyes. I wish I can still do that this year. If not, I have to settle with what I have. More important is that my house will have that Christmas feel. And I will achieve that no matter what.
In my past posts, I have mentioned about my love for music — singing at that. Although, I cannot read musical notes that much, I can say that I can carry a tune and belt out high notes. Teeheeeheee. In my younger days, which is not that long ago , me and my friends would hang out in Karaoke bars and sing to our hearts content. It’s one way of releasing stress after a hard week at the office.
Last week as I got home from the office, I heard my son playing the piano. With his tablet in front of him. (Notice that he no longer uses musical sheets of paper but uses modern technology.) It was nice to hear him try his best to play the piano even without much formal training. Then my daughter would download chords of the same song and play it on the guitar. They are actually doing something together. Ahhhh… what a sight to behold.
I just sat on the couch and listen to them play. With a smile on my face, I am glad that my love for music has been passed on. Well, I do not only take the credit for that, hubby also plays the piano. No wonder the kids got it.
Now, to save up and let them have formal lessons for that and may be buy those epiphone guitars
I used to be a life insurance agent but ironically, my husband does not believe in that kind of investment… to my dismay However, after hearing Bo Sanchez’ seminar of “How to Become Truly Rich” —which he teaches the basics of investment. I was enlightened. He mentioned that as long as you have the right investment – be it stock market, trust funds, real estate–and you know that it will make your family live a comfortable life even when you are gone, you do not a life insurance. Although he is not saying that life insurance is not good– that’s not the message at all. The logic is insurance is a type of investment therefore if you have covered yourself with the right investment, you can do without the life insurance. On my part, I was just trying to justify my hubby’s decision not get one for himself.
Bo Sanchez even mentioned that if you really want a life insurance, a term-life insurance will probably work best for you. That way you won’t have to pay a life time.Term insurance, as the name implies, is designed to have a coverage for a specific length of time.
Hmmm??? I’ll probably consider getting one for us. I wish I can check
brand equote for that. But here in the Philippines, I’ll probably need to get in touch with my friends who are insurance agents.
One of our family bonding moments include watching movies in DVD together. Nowadays, since I went back to working again, we do it during weekends or whenever I take my day-off and everyone is home.
Now, I can’t help but dream of our own home theater. Although, we have a LED high – definition and TV and some speakers attached to it. I want an upgrade! (wink) Complete with projector screens and some screen accessories with matching state-of-the-art surround sound speakers. This way we can not only view movies, but photos and videos we have taken of our trips and other activities.
Soon, I will have that. With a lot of hard work and perseverance, I know nothing is impossible.
As early as grade school, I have opened an account for my kids so they can start saving up and teach how to spend their money wisely. What goes in their account are savings from their allowances, gifts during their birthdays and Christmas, and me and my mom deposits extra cash whenever we have.
Next year, my daughter will enter college and now I am thinking of opening some sort of rechargeable credit cards or a debit card, so she won’t have to bring cash anywhere she goes. Especially if she’s riding the public transportation.
I am sure there is one bank instrument that can provide this where I am able to track my kid’s spending and remain connected even if she decides to live in a boarding house.
Oh well… time flies so fast! My eldest will soon be on her own while she studies college. Although I want to be at her side at all times, but I have too let her wing spread so she can find her own destiny.
Now that I am back to working, I am also back to wearing heels, which is strains my knees after a long period of time –that’s because of my knee injury. Although, I’d love to wear flats, but heels is a must in our office.
Now, I need to choose the perfect height and the kid of heels to wear… and Wedges are the most comfortable of them all. I can stand all day with my wedges. That’s I just choose and shop for fashionable wedges nowadays.
The other day, I was manning the mall and I saw an old man roaming around the mall with a knee scooter — probably from the knee scooters at andrew street – and I kept picturing myself doing that when I grow old. I had to stop the thought. I don’t want and refuse to grow old with a scooter in tow. I just pray that I’ll grow old without having to depend much on anything or anyone.
In this day and age, when our children are addicted to console games, glued to the boob tube and just busy tinkering with their tablets. It’s refreshing to know that there are development intended to promote outdoor play like the Terra 28th Park at Bonifacio Global City.
I have seen the place, and planted a smile on my face when I saw a spot where kids can play Patintero, “Piko” or hopscotch and Luksong baka. There is a play areas with colorful swings and slides. It is mostly for kids but it is also a runner’s haven, you can jog around with rubberized jogging paths. There is also a picnic ground and an ample open space to play. I wonder if we can play Frisbee there, that would be great especially when you have your personalized frisbees in tow.
What’s good about this is that right across that street will rise High Street South Block– the newest residential development of Alveo Land. We are now selling the second tower — Two Maridien. When you invest in that High Street South, you will be assured that your children will not be cramped up in your unit but you have a nice park right across the street where they can enjoy the outdoors. Isn’t that great?
I would love for you to see our showroom for better appreciation, call or text me at 0917-8523843 (Salen Trillanes).
They say, “Good things come to people who have the patience to wait, and even greater things come to people who persevere and work hard for their goals.”
A month ago, I decided to join the sales force of Alveo Land Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Ayala Land Company– the most well established real estate developer in the Philippines. Last July 30, Alveo Land paid respect the most hard-working people in the sales force with their Mid-year awards. It was nice to see people going up the stage and reap the fruits of your labor. I once read Oprah saying, “Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” I believe that is true.
People might think that I am in mid-life and it’s too late for me to start a career in sales, but I just shrug off the thought. I am on my third month here in Alveo and I am enjoying every minute of it. And mind you, with me taking an effort to dress up for the Woodstock event –which was the theme of our Mid-year sales award, is an affirmation to my being immersed into the sales culture.
I joined the Alveo to hone the salesman in me — which is I think my weakness, and to be able to use my God-given skills and talents. I am here to succeed and not to prove anything to anyone. One of these days, I picture myself receiving one of those awards — and when I set my mind to it, I will work for it. With God’s grace, I can be the best!
I am blessed to be part of a very supportive group of people, from the company, my Director, to my Group Manager and to my team members. God has directed my path leading to success which leaves me no excuse to succeed. I can say it is really more fun to work in ALVEO!
Alveo Land – Innovating the way you live.
Some of our projects Kasa Luntian- Tagaytay, High Street South Block -Bonifacio Global City, Marquee Place and Marquee Residences, - Pampanga, Verdana Homes Mamplasan, Celadon Park/Celadon Residences – Manila, Kroma Tower -Dela Rosa Makati, Solinea -Cebu, The Lerato – Malugay, Makati, Two Serendra -Bonifacio Global City, Ametta Place – Pasig, , Ferndale Villas in Quezon City.
Contact me : Salen Trillanes, 0917-8523843 for details.