Farewell at Lexmark

Life will never be the same after tomorrow. I am saying goodbye to the corporate world. To those who have worked with me, you have an idea on how passionate I am in my job. I was never in a company that I didn’t succeed at. I made sacrifices just to be the best. Others call me perfectionist, and I don’t agree with them. Nobody is perfect, and nothing can be perfect. Same as my stay in Lexmark. It seems through my posts that I had a perfect life in Lexmark, but I didn’t. We don’t live in a perfect … Continue reading Farewell at Lexmark

LDR

Let me write a letter to you that you shouldn’t be reading. Let me tell you about my feelings that you shouldn’t know. Let me cry about my everyday longing that you shouldn’t see. Let me touch your soul that you shouldn’t feel. Whenever I wake up, and I don’t have you right next to me It kills me. It kills the idea of exchanging morning kisses with you That we don’t care if our morning breaths are unbearable. That we don’t care if our faces are oily and messy. Whenever I take a shower, and you’re not there to … Continue reading LDR

How did you Know

  How did you know that I sleep alone at night and in the morning, I still am?   How did you know That I now cook for one And when I eat, I’m still the only one?   How did you know That I am longing for someone Who could make me smile again And make me believe in love again?   How did you know That I need mending For this broken heart of mine?   How did you know That you are the one to put the shine back to my sun?   And how did you … Continue reading How did you Know

One Call

I got this call today, exciting and psychedelic Never guessed that it will be intoxicating. It has been years since I heard your name. A friend of ours told me that she saw you really happy. And I assume that the call is gonna end soon Leaving me skittish and optimistic, probably   And she began telling me that you talked About her, about me, about our history. And she began sharing how you moved on From me, about us, and about your misery.   Tears started to run, as I started to run back To the memory we once … Continue reading One Call

Out of Sorts

Lately, I found myself staring at the moon. Not wishing, not dreaming, not hoping. I used to send my whisper of wishes for him and myself That we will always be together, maybe not always happy But always right next to each other no matter what. I thought the moon heard me. We were, but didn’t know that it’s not gonna be forever.   Lately, I found myself staring at the stars. Not wishing, not dreaming, not hoping. This time, wondering how a great love Became the greatest pain, the biggest disappointment. How a simple truth turned into the most … Continue reading Out of Sorts

Is it Okay if I can’t Call you “Mine”?

…so you come clean and you think that after this avowal, things will get back to how we were? … and you really think that I’ll just accept you once again? At night, I wake up and catch myself sobbing. Wondering if you are indeed sorry, asking myself if a second chance, you deserve, or maybe it’s just something that you will put to waste. I know, I’m not the only woman who went through this. There is so much pain behind the smiles of the passers-by and who knows, a few women in my circle once were scorned, just … Continue reading Is it Okay if I can’t Call you “Mine”?

An Araw in Surigao

Maajaw karajaw, Surigao! It’s the first thing you can hear from the locals which means “good day!” I surprised my dear friends Xyrus and Honey on their wedding day in Surigao City, and I was successful in my goal; they were shocked when they heard my voice asking around if I know where Xyrus Alavazo lives. To begin retelling my journey to Surigao, let me start by sharing with you my catastrophic Cokaliong ferry trip. The ferry left at exactly 7pm, and I arrived at the pier (traffic is just worst during Friday nights in Cebu) at 7:09pm. As what … Continue reading An Araw in Surigao

Sunny White Sands Resort

My daughter and I surprisingly decided to go to the beach. If you have been reading my previous posts, you know that I am a beach bum; the B.E.A.C.H. simply means Best Escape Anyone Can Have. Sadly, due to my day job, I haven’t been to the beach lately. The last time I went for a swim and for a tan was when I was in #Miami (#Southbeach). After a few minutes of discussion, we chose a local  three-star resort hotel in Mactan, Cebu Whitesands Resorts. We took the company of one of friends, Charry, to enjoy the pool, the beach, the sun, and the food.

For a decade now, I have been to different islands and resorts here in the province of Cebu. Some are mediocre; a few are substandard; and there are really sophisticated ones that you just can’t resist. Blogging for me is my way to giving a heads up to people who haven’t been to where I’ve been to help them have a better experience as I had. Below are my happy thoughts in this resort:

  1. Sanitation – cleanliness is something that any parent is very particular with and out of 5 as the highest rating, I am giving this resort a 4.5. The pool guys were removing some leaves every 30 minutes. There were trash bins every almost 10 meters. We weren’t busy snapping some bugs.
  2. Customer Service – friendly and accommodating staff; they indulged in personable approach. From the security personnel all the way to their aqua sports staff.
  3. Prices – the day-use is Php950/pax with the inclusions of the use of pool and the beach and a lunch buffet on the weekends. If you want to stay for a night, the rooms range from Php 4k-10k; their family room is at Php 10k.

If there was something that I wasn’t mesmerized with, it should be the food. There were only four main courses and one was lamb (and we both don’t eat one). Most of the buffet stations in beach resorts offer a wide variety of dishes, and we are talking about eight or more for the main courses and about six or seven for the desserts.The place is 1/4 of the total area of JPark Hotel and Crimson Hotel, just to give you a picture of how cozy it is.

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Groceries Online

Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. As much as we can, we want them to have good memories about us, and as much as we want to please them, we find ourselves stressed out from this pressure. The moment my daughter tells me that she’s running out of milk, I get pressured. I begin to question my prioritization and work-life balance skills. For about three months now, I have never stressed myself out again; thanks to #CebuGrocer.com. This Cebu-based company made parenting a lot easier. On top of this, it made … Continue reading Groceries Online