Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Your Crib

It has been a challenge getting a house of our own. After living for almost 4 years in a rented apartment, I realize just how much we could have saved if those monthly leases were saved. But considering expenses on daily commodities and a lot more, that was the only option we had. Until we were able to save enough to get ourselves our own roof. Constructing a brand new house is of course no joke, much thanks to my father-in-law who offered us the lot and also shelled out on getting the house up.

I read about this company which operates and manages commercial and residential properties. Real Property Management, service single family homes, condos, apartment buildings, store fronts, and Homeowner associations. You can browse through the site all about their Management Services, Rental Search, Tenants or Owners, as well as Investment Services. It it was available in the Philippines, I could asked help from them. Giving yourself too much stress from selecting the tiles to the furniture color is just too much that eats much of your time. Taking the hassle out of managing it yourself. It could have been an easier project to have them assist you in times like this. Reason why I suggested this to a friend who is in the Cincinnati area.

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Scent

Last week, me and hubby went to get a bottle of perfume. His cK One is almost empty, so as his Acqua d' Gio. He was thinking of buying either a Banana Republic classic or one from Issey Miyake.

We two are almost the same when it comes to scent. We go for fresh ones, not strong nor too masculine. And maybe because he's athmatic, he is so sensitive to strong smells, of course including perfumes. Spraying while inside the car is a big no-no for us. Doesn't want to get suffocated. I, on the other hand, loves citrussy smell, and more of like 'just-got-out-of-the-shower' smell..

There we went and had one sniffing too much. Banana Republic was not available, so he ended getting the L'eau D'issey from Issey Miyake. Nice pick.

Then I happen to browse though this site, and was surprised that there already is a 'weed perfume' in the market. Yes, you read it right, from the Cannabis plant. Quoting from the site, "Cannabis Flower, which is at the heart of this fragrance. Slightly floral, slightly spicy, but unmistakably Cannabis, this fragrance has a deep and penetrating beauty." Hmm.. I wonder how it really smells like.. and if it makes you high. :)

Getting a Ride

It was raining all day Saturday, the day typhoon Ondoy hit Manila. It spent a grueling 3 hours on the shuttle line just to get a ride home. But still lucky me, with others worried about the flood water going inside their houses, losing valuables and even some, their loved ones.

That's when i thought about getting my own ride. A big decision I should say, considering that we're talking about hundreds of pesos here. The one that we're using can't have me and hubby use it at the same time, so maybe it's about time for me get one myself. I'm not really wishing for a brand new piece, a used car would do. And I stumbled upon this site, which really helped me. The site, an Online Car Search, doesn't just help you find, search and buy. It got a lot of other helpful things on their site too. Whether you're thinking of buying a car, new or used, cash or lease.

This I need to consult to hubby. Maybe after I'm done with my driving lessons. :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Let's reach out...

Let us do our share to help out our brothers who were affected by Typhoon Ondoy.
A little help will go a long way...
I have sorted out a few of our old but still wearables clothes and together with a big pack of groceries we bought at the grocery earlier, I brought it to our office. Our HR department is currently accepting donations for our employees who were affected by the flood. It's sad to see pictures of their belongings next to nothing. Shocking sights. In my own little way, I hope I was able to help them in the only way I can think of, including the prayers the rest of us are offering..
Got this from The Wifey Diaries. Feel free to repost.