Posts tagged with “Shopping”

Wedding Anniversaries

Friday, 29 October, 2010

My parents have been married for 26 years and I am a living witness of their happy and successful relationship. I’m lucky to be their eldest daughter. Having five siblings and being born to a middle-class family is such a wonderful blessing from above. Why not, our parents only think of our future by loving us selflessly and providing our needs. And I wonder, do they still have time to celebrate on their own? My father is a farmer, my mother is a vegetable vendor. She sells what we harvest from the field. During busy days, you can find them weeding and fertilizing the crops. They always work hard. Together.

I admire my parents so much. They are not motivated by the material things around them. They are inspired by their kids’ achievements. They speak the language of love in a different way. I can’t remember our gifts to them when they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last year. It’s not a grand celebration anyway, just the family members feasting on home-made dishes. The simplicity of our life is incomparable to others.

How about the others? What are the sources of their happiness? I am intrigued by the life of rich and famous people. How does an elite celebrate his or her birthday, graduation day, or the tenth wedding anniversary? I guess it’s always grand and splendid. But I have doubts if it can make them truly happy. Real accomplishment can’t be seen on your possessions but on your relationships.

When I get married, I want it to last forever. I want to look forward to every anniversary and celebrate it with simplicity just like what my parents are doing. My husband need not say “I love you” through a bouquet of roses, I’d rather feel it through hugs and kisses.

red sweet roses

Lovely roses, as sweet as you!

Gift-giving during special occasion is actually a good practice though the success of celebration does not solely depends on it. When shopping for wedding anniversary gifts by year, something that symbolizes the couple, what they’ve been through and what they really like can be a perfect gift. After all, it’s the thought that counts. So go ahead and celebrate your tenth wedding anniversary in any way you like!

Day 17: I Wanna Be Like Iya Villania!

Sunday, 19 September, 2010
Iya V

Enjoying life!

Raelene Elaine Ebaler Villanía
You’ve seen here: ASAP Mania, Us Girls, MYX music

I wanna be her for a day because I want to:
– wear the clothes she’s wearing! So stylish! Chic and sassy! In short, I really like her fashion sense.
– travel around the world without worrying about my job
– be with her co-hosts and other girls featured on US Girls
– shop and dine all-day!
– get more acquainted to music. She’s a VJ, right?
– hit the dance floor with the spotlight and all eyes on me. (Argh, can’t believe I was able to type err say this aloud. I can’t even copy her dance moves! Well, I haven’t tried. 🙂 )

I think, I’m in love with her. Lol… Especially on the next picture:

iya villania

Dollie... Hot and pretty!

Image source: and

But at the end of the day, I still want to be the simple me. Here’s an inspiring message from above:

On this day, God wants you to know
… that God loves in you even that which you dislike. God doesn’t partition you into pieces and loves some and not loves others. That’s what people do. That’s what you do. God, who created you, accepts and loves every little part of you, even those you deny and hate in… yourself. So next time you try to dislike a part of you, just pause, look and remember that God loves it.

*This post is brought to you by The 30-Day Challenge!

•Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Shopping Around

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010


I love hitting the bargain stalls and scoring quality and cute items. Even when at the shopping malls, the big 50-70% discount banners always catch my attention. Just recently, I bought a pair of Happy Feet shoes in hot pink. I wanted the purple one as well but they are of the same design so I did not go for it. If I am to buy more than one, I like them to be of different styles. I’ve been spending a lot lately. Some are just brought about by my own impulsiveness but I am still happy with what I’ve got. Right now, I’m eyeing a DSLR camera. Not sure if I’ll go for Nikon D5000 or D3000 because this would be my first SLR if ever. Yeah, I’m interested in photography. My friend just came from Singapore and she was able to drop by at one of the wholesale electronics sales there. I’m hoping that I can also grab cool stuff this August. 🙂