Monday, January 23, 2012


It has been a week now since i got back from Cebu for the Sinulog. I think my very first sinulog experience deserves a separate entry. Oh wow, that is really one hell of a story. The Sinulog experience or should I say the Sinulog "non-experience".

Anyway, What I wanted to write about is planning.

I started the year (as in Jan 1, 2012) by downloading Evernote for my ipod, blackberry and my laptop. I love how i only need to update 1 device and everything else will sync. I even downloaded this for my office PC just in case i'm in the office and thought of something.

So far, im loving it and been using it for the last 23 days of 2012.

My first few entries involved a bucket list. My top 5's of must do and haves. Places to go to in the Philippines, in Asia and the rest of the world and my Must haves for the house (including a new house, that is).

Then it dawned to me, that way back when i was young, as in 10-11 years of age, and even before the word "bucketlist" was even coined (Thanks to Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson's movie) i have been bucket-listing! I still have to find my old organizer but here are some that i can remember:
- own an electronic microscope
- study mechanical engineering
- learn to operate a crane
- name my daughter "ysabel"
- name my son "miguel enrico"
- own a supermarket
- own a landrover
- design my own birkenstock
- own a spa
I ought to look for that old organizer. There was even an entry there in the Notes where my then boyfriend "Direk", wrote a possible name for a future kid. I think it was "Gus" or "Diesel" or "Saj". Direk is now the husband a.k.a Mr. PB :)

As this year continues to roll, and as i attempt to plan not only for my personal goals but that of my work, I cannot help but be bothered by 2012, being supposedly the end of the world year.

And I have been banging my head and squeezing out my brain for a summer campaign which needs to be the best one ever since it'll be the last one anyway. And since the 2 concepts i initially mentioned in small talk to the boss last week was shut off, its been a week of constant brainstorming and googling for that perfect inspiration for a campaign.

It should be here somewhere... wish me luck!

Oh and by the way, Happy Dragon Year to all!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sheeps for 2012

The lunar years of the Sheep are 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, and 2015. Those who were born in these years are often the most sympathetic and sincere, always allowing for honesty and an open flow of optimism. You are confident, perseverant, protective and non-judgemental. However, because they normally focus on the material goods around them and solid comforts, those with the Sheep Zodiac tend to complain a lot, leading to disorganization, vulnerability, and sometimes even depression. While the Sheep can overcome an obstacle when given the necessary time, they are not able to work efficiently under pressure. The suggested professions for those born in the years of the Sheep are gardener, musician or actor.

A better and more meaningful year for you this year than last year and it will show in career and financial luck. Your economic situation will have greater stability and improvement. Many of you will enjoy good health luck. Not a good year to make big decisions based purely on instincts. Let your head rule your heart. You enjoy good recognition luck too, so your hard work will pay off well and a promotion is likely. Strategize carefully and be prepared to work hard and you will see quite spectacular achievements to your effort. Projects will get completed and what you strive to achieve will get actualized. However, the Sheep is flanked by the 3 killings and quarellsome stars. 3 Killings brings deadly disasters, such as accidents, sickness, etc. The cures to be placed in the South are 6 Rods 3 Chi Lin Windchime with Mystic Knot orFeng Shui Three Divine Guardians. Also, you are advised to carry this amulet at all times: 3 Celestial Guardians with Implements Keychain.

As for the quarrelsome energy which brings arguments at home between family members, and backstabbing at work among colleagues, carry a Flaming Magic Wheel Keychain or a Ksitigarbha Keychain. Feng Shui cures to place in the Southwest sector includes Two-Sided Flaming Magic Wheel Plaque,Bejeweled Red Dragon with Flaming Sword or Manjushri Flaming Sword. Control your temper and keep your cool is your main concern this year or you will spoil everything for yourself. Do make an extra effort to keep hostility energy at bay and be patience otherwise people will find you difficult to satisfy and you will make it hard to deal with you.

Carry a Yellow Jasper Pi Yao Lucky Charm because you are indirectly conflicted with Tai Sui as well. It's a good thing to treat the year 2012 as one of building and growing.
Your zodiac allies are the Rabbit and Boar while your horoscope secret friend is Horse. Your horoscope allies are friends whom you are connected and enjoy their company. A secret friend is someone you can always depend on, and will stand by you during tough times.
Three Horoscope Allies Amulet - Rabbit, Sheep & Boar is a must-have good luck charm for Sheep people.

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Snapshot of my 2011

I can't help but look back at what another crazy year it was!

Taal's patok songs include Price Tag :-)

August is "Oh Ghost" month

Mercury Retrograde in RETROspect.

Assistants come and go...
Store Promo means bargain for shoppers, getting promoted at work means more work and less time to find great bargains...

I <3 Cebu. Cebu is LOVE.

Maturity in life means having to live each and every day, good or bad, with a smile and big hopes to make today better than yesterday. Maturity at work is getting a hold of one's self despite the hyped up emotion of hate. It is accepting the facts of life- never can please everybody. And that the workplace is a monster in itself that if you let it eat you, it will swallow you whole and lose yourself.

Back seat drivers don't help. At all. Unless they get off the car and help you park

Business and Pleasure will only work if ratio is 60-40. 50-50 is a no-no!

I <3 Cebu. Cebu is love
Will always love travelling. Note to self: Always bring a bigger luggage with enough room space for "great finds".

Now to do my list for 2012 must-haves and must-do...