Who’s interested in playing music?

Not me.

When I was younger, perhaps? I wonder if kids/teens these days still sing using a hairbrush in front of the mirror pretending to be a famous singer/rock star? Yeah, I did that. Hahaha.

But I never really wanted to be a singer, or to be famous. It was just fun to do the pretend play. For one, nobody in the family likes to sing. Well, that was before my youngest brother was born. He’s the reason there’s a behringer djx750 in my parents’ living room.

Among my kids, my daughter seem to be interested in sing & dance routines, but not really passionate about it. I guess all little girls go through that phase. And my son seems to be interested in playing the piano. Hmm, still too early to tell. Let’s wait and see.

Time to party!

Last Thursday, we had our party, team level. (Yeah I had to mention team level, because we had so many parties; company wide, tower wide, service line level, and there’s the team level. Ha!)

Anyway, aside from the food, we had a great night of music! There stood right in front of the pool was the microphone, guitar/bass, and drums. A new teammate said he just got his zoom h4n at musicians friend in time for this party. Our team has formed a band! So while we were having a (call) meeting, the people in the conference can hear some team mates singing. They were informed about our party anyway so they completely understand. Awesome!

Shopping for my brother.

I am so excited to bring kiddie stuff to my parents’ house tomorrow. These are for my nephew, who is my kids only (first-degree) cousin! Well, we actually try to visit my parents’ place at least twice a month. This is to make sure my kids stay close to my parents and siblings, especially with my youngest brother who is still single and lives with them.

He had been asking me if I could buy him a pioneer at guitar center. He knows I’m planning to buy some baby stuff online, and send them to my aunt’s place. This is also how he got his effects and pedal boards. I order them online, send them to my aunt, then my aunt will send them to us along with other items she sends to the family. And now that he found this Pioneer online, he can’t wait to buy again.

Sliding cabinets with mirrors.

When I visit a house, I try to learn a thing or two, especially space-saving techniques that they have applied. For closets, I observed that the “door” made of mirrors and make use of these drawer glides are the space saving ones, instead of the swing-open type that I am used to, and grew up with.

For kids’ furniture, I think we will opt for those bunk beds with study table or closet on its first layer, bed on the second.

Buon Giorno

My mom celebrated her birthday in Tagaytay with the whole family. So we reserved lunch and dinner long before her birthday. For dinner, we chose Buon Giorno and asked for the outdoor table with the “love seat”. Maybe I was still very full from lunch that I didn’t like the salmon that I ordered but instead liked the Quattro Formaggi pizza that my daughter ordered.

Plus, they were using paper straws for iced tea that got too damp and lanky after a couple of minutes. Not recommended for small kids who are likely to nibble on straws.

fine pieces of jewelry.

I am not a bag person. I will never understand why some pieces are so expensive that it can cost as much as a second hand car. Unless it’s pure leather, proven to be sturdy, or too soft. Still, I am not “yet” on that phase where I would splurge that much for a bag.

On the contrary, I’d understand if the same amount is spent on a piece of watch or a piece of jewelry. I was browsing some pieces of jewelry from this website, and I can’t help but drool. I am attracted to large pieces but the only pieces that I can afford for now are the “simple” ones. I guess I can start from there, can’t I? :)

Antonio’s Tagaytay

I used to wonder why some people love steak so much, and why it is a big deal that “they had steak”… until I tried Antonio’s Tagaytay.

My mother chose to celebrate her birthday in Tagaytay. Included in our itinerary is her lunch treat to the entire family of 10 adults and 3 kids. When I was told that we’re reserved in Antonio’s, I tried looking it up on Instagram hash tags. I actually looked forward on ordering the seafood sampler. But when we got there, my husband suggested we share on a steak. He was so set on ordering a steak that I agreed.

Bowls of soup and plates of salad were served first. Even the kids were given bowls of soup first even if they just shared on one order of carbonara.

To be honest at that point, I thought I was full. So I went out to the garden to take photos of the kids as they play around.

When we got back to our table, sorbet was waiting for me, said to cleanse the palate, before the entree. And boy did it cleanse because when the steak came, it tasted so good that I had to close my eyes on my first bite and thought a tear would fall from my eyes. Hahaha.

Some of the orders on our table:

It was definitely a gastronomic experience for me. :)

Shopping for more.

I can’t understand why my brother still wants to get a preamp at musicians friend when I think his mini studio (read: his room) is almost complete. My daughter was even able to record a song there. But anyway, I am not much of a music person as he is, so I trust that he knows what he wants and what should he be buying.

In my opinion, anything he gets will be a good buy, as he and their band use them during their gigs. Now, that’s what I call return of investment. :D

A double date.

I realized that husband and I rarely go out on real dates. We have our mini-dates, alright, but I miss those dates that we go to a nice place, and take our time to have our dinner, without rushing back to work or kids.

Well, we recently have a double date with a couple on a blind date. We played cupids for the night. And we left the kids to my sister’s, so we had enough time not to rush the night.

Next time, we’re going out on our own. ;) :D

The perfect gift.

Hubby’s birthday is just around the corner. And I still can’t decide what to give him. Last year, he surprised me with a sterling silver bracelet for my birthday. So I want to surprise him with something as nice. But knowing him, he is happy to receive anything as long as he feels you thought much about him while deciding what gift to get him. So ok, I’ve been thinking for 3 months, and still can’t decide what to buy. I guess that should be enough huh? :mrgreen:

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