Thursday, March 26, 2009

Reminiscing High School

How lucky am I to be part of CRACLSCAJJ. The first C from our group's name. Last March 22, I was with some of the ladies who belong to the same group. Years of not being together did not alter anything in our friendship.

Yes there where changes but subtle changes easily taken for granted. I had a blast with my high school friends. We reminisced about our old school, the activities we used to do, old crushes and old loves.

Here are some of our precious moments.

It will always be nice to see old friends, to blend into each others lives again, to get to know them again, and to accept and love the person they have become. I will always be grateful to be part of CRACLSCAJJ [Carrie,Rina,Althy,CheChe,Leizl,Simon,Cris,Antonette,Joy,Jojo].

Reminiscing high school will never be the same again.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


I am expecting a big crowd tomorrow for our get together [high school friends] here in our hometown in Bulacan. I hope that many of my friends who I havent seen for a loooong time will be able to come and celebrate with us.

You see, three of my friends who lives in different parts of the world are home for a vacation. And their vacations wouldnt be complete without a get together. Just a simple get together of old and probably new friends [their families].

Tomorrow is the big day and we will all be in our hometown. Cool. Its been 20 years since we finished high school, parted and lead different wouldnt hurt to share what we have been through, our different dreams and each other's company.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Home Alone...again

Its Wednesday and its the first day of the next 10 days that I will be alone. Alone in the sense that my hubby Din flew to the US to attend on a lot of meetings with his counterparts and a meeting with a new client.

Though Im here in the province in my Mother's home, with my Mom and siblings and their spouses, I still feel alone. Maybe because I am so close to Din and havent had the chance to adjust with the kind of work he has. In almost 8 years I havent. I dont know why. Or maybe I just refuse to adjust and feel alone when he travels. Really, I dont know why.

I am not lonely, I do not feel sad, I go about with my chores BUT I am alone.....and I miss my Din. Maybe I should take this feeling a notch higher and reflect on my life for a change. Its something I havent done in a long time and maybe, just maybe, now is the right time. This sounds great. The activity will do me good and will contribute a lot to my marriage.

Now, maybe I wont feel alone anymore. I have tons of things to think about, reflect and decide upon. Hmm, yes, this will be good. Maybe in the end I will feel glad that I have to be alone to reflect on my life and plan for the future.

Monday, March 16, 2009

My First 12 x 12

I cant say anything more. Here it is. Violent and non violent reactions are most welcome. BUT remember I carry a bigger stick. Haha!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Once More

This entry should be about 'Wednesday Once More' but my connection just had to take a break and so as my entry :(

Anyhow, its Thursday and its 12:11am! Alright, alright here is what you get on a Thursday morning......a table full of beads and beading materials, an empty drinking tumbler, a radio station who plays your favorite song [RJ 100.3], and a very quiet home. I should be getting some zzzzzzzzz time now but I cant and wont go to bed until I finish my entry.

Now, what will I be sharing on a Thursday morning? Ahhh, my first ever published article at titled Altered Tags

But that's not all, you might as well make a layout from a budget... read and learn Tipid Tips

So, there you have it. A project on a budget on a Thursday. Sounds good!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Catching Up with My High School Friends

How lucky am I to have the chance of catching up with some of my long time friends, especially high school friends. People I haven't seen for the longest time, who now lead a different life, who have traveled the world and who still remembers me and cherishes the memories I had with them. People who not long ago I thought don't remember me anymore.

That lucky day came last Friday, March 6, 2009 at Makati, Philippines. Leslie, Cris and I had a blast chatting, laughing, reminiscing, joking and making each other feel loved and cherished. Together with my hubby Din, we dined at Friday's and later on went to Greenbelt 3 for a night cap of coffee and waffles.

We talked of anything under the sun. We even talked of our other friends who unfortunately were not able to join us. Haha! What a day we had! Another day to include in our long list of unforgettable days with memories we will all cherish and remember as we part and go on with our respective lives.

But for the meantime, we will still rock each others world when we get together again on March 22 in our hometown of Baliuag, Bulacan, Philippines. We will be joined by our other friends and their spouses and I'm sure it will be a day of so much memories to last us a few years until we see each other again.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Beach Inspired Gifts

A friend ordered a couple of necklaces made of seed beads in vibrant colors with shells as souvenirs for a beach party. I made 20 pcs last week and everything turned out to be nice and dainty. I had a couple of rundowns with following the 16 in and 18 in length but eventually got the hang of it.

Here they are:

As for the packaging, I made medium sized envelopes using my DCWV retro stack. I even made a tag where my friend could put each gal's name or initial on it to personalize the gift.

Many thanks Carmen for these. I had fun making them even more happy with conceptualizing the project with you.