Daughter, Sister, Wife, Friend, Coordinator, Writer and Me!

I have done it!

I am moving blogs…

my new blog is http://heyitsrachiel.blogspot.com

Hope to see you on the other side!

My new laptop !

We finally got it! 🙂

After all the window shopping drool this past few months, we now have the (drum roll please) Macbook Pro 2012 laptop in our possession! To be honest, I was really caught unaware of all this…

R and I were celebrating our _th anniversary and were happily munching my sushis and makis when he popped the question

Why don’t you buy the Mac now?

I had to pause and swallow slowly what I was eating to comprehend what he just said… Buy the Mac now? He nodded and said that

You have always wanted it so buy it now so we can still vet on the warranty issue and also you would be able to play around with it.

I think I almost fainted (kidding).

We looked for the appropriate installment plan to suit our budget and voila, we now have our own Macbook Pro…

Welcome home lappy!


*note: Pictures to follow because I am still trying to understand this… so please bear with me 🙂 


While my friend and I were watching a TV show from the Philippines, the guest star started suggesting books to read to the TV host and her co-hosts.

My mind wandered and thought of the long list of books that I have stored in our computer waiting to be read.

Previously, I will always collect books that I want to read, authors that I love and some recommended. I always tell myself I will read them when I have the time.

Weekends come and go very quickly. By the time I realise I wanted to read, the working week starts. My reading plan ends up being shelved because I feel tired or that I want to go to the gym, R and I will go out and the list goes on and on. 

Now, I feel very guilty listening to people say that they have read this and that despite and in spite of their busy schedule. They were able to find the time to sneak in a chapter or two but not me 😦 

I feel sad. 

As mentioned, I have a lot of books but I had to send them home because of our plan to leave the country very soon hence excess baggage have to be dealt with. I then switched to a Kindle, an e-book reader. I told R that I needed it so that I can still read my books without really eating up a lot of stuff. R agreed but rolled his eyes because he knew what I was up to – I am just going to store them somewhere and he was right. 

Moving on, I said, the Kindle was not enough because I also need to read my magazines hence I got the Samsung Tab and what happened? It got shelved somewhere as well. 

I guess I have a lot of things going on and wanting to accomplish that I really do not know where to start? What do you think? 

Now… this post makes me want to read Marian Keyes… where is my Kindle?! 




(image from http://acrossthelaine.blogspot.com/2011/12/date-girl-who-reads-by-rosemarie.html

Gitex Shoppers in Dubai

Dubai residents were again treated to a variety of electronics from mobile phones, micro SD cards to televisions.

My friend and I went there yesterday since R was covering the late night shift (4pm to 12nn). I was a bit hesitant to go but since it only gives shoppers a week to see if they fancy anything, we decided to give it a shot.

My oh my…people were everywhere!

Once you get in the Dubai World Trade Centre, you can see people coming in almost all directions! It was chaos!! We had to shake off the feeling of backing out and decided to join the crowd.

In the end, I was able to buy us a printer and my friend got herself a Buffalo external hard drive with five freebies! 🙂

The printer was a good buy for me and I know would suit my “home office” set up when we go home 🙂

I do also have to commend the RTA officers and Dubai police because they were able to manage the traffic and the flow of people coming in and out of the metro.

The Gitex shoppers ends this Saturday, 06 October 2012.

Yahoo is playing up :S

For the past few days, I have been having issues with my Yahoo! account. It’s either I could not sign in or it just logs me off.

Last Wednesday, I browsed via my phone (company provided HTC windows phone) and saw that I had about 85 mails which was kind of odd since it was close to the end of the day already. I usually get the deals and news in the morning so I was caught unaware of where these 85 mails came from. When I opened my email, there it was… all the mails were delivery failure notice.

I have been hacked (again)?!

It is a bit irritating however I did not take the right action. Instead, I just deleted all the mail delivery failure notice and decided that it can wait the next day. Well, it was not really… I logged in and decided to change my password (also my colleague advised me to do so because the hacker might have saved my details already).

I did and immediately forgot the password (note: which is why you should never ever do it in the office where you will constantly be bugged by office emails requiring an urgent response). Anyhoo, I have hit the “forgot password” and viola! I manage to get a new one (which until now, I have not forgotten).

Now, this made me think if I should maintain this email address or not. It has been me for the past 10 years or more… and it is like my social identity for Yahoo… though I have to say as I now grow older become of age, I don’t think the screen name “funkeyguhl” is still appropriate? :p

What do you think?

The price of beauty

is very expensive!!! :S

I just have to say it out loud! 🙂

It has something to do with my hair. I may be blessed in other areas but my not so good part of my body is my hair. I have wavy hair.

People who know me might be nodding about how my crowning glory can actually can cause some amusement to my look / style.

It’s a good thing that my old pics are “safely stored” somewhere (*whew!*) and people will not have a clue of what my hair looked like (oohh please I hope the Facebook pics of my high school photos will not be uploaded or hopefully, it will be buried somewhere).

My wavy hair is a bit difficult to manage to be honest so before when I did not have enough money yet and is always asking my mom for some “pampering”, I color my hair a lot. It varies from golden brown to probably deep red.

Then the hair gurus decided to invent more innovations for the hair and introduced cellophane treatment (check!) then we moved on to straightening (check!) then rebonding!

I think after having my hair rebonded… I got bored with it and decided to do digital perming! 🙂

And now, I’ve tried another hair innovation, KERATIN!

Of course all these are not cheap. I had to save up for all of them or (gulp) use my credit card (double gulp).

Friends say that you can achieve “the look” by just being patient and paying more attention to the hair.

I just do not have the time.

Not that I’m sooo busy but it’s just time-consuming to do this all the time : – S

For now, my Keratin treated look is nice and is making me feel beautiful 🙂

Will post pics of my hair evolution next time!

Now, let me prepare for another “birthday celebration” dinner that we have for R’s birthday 🙂

happy days!

Tribute to Motime and more…

Before this blog ever materialized, I had an old blog which housed most of my thoughts when I was still working in the Philippines.

It had all of my angst (I have actually transferred them all on this blog), my fears and my love poems for my then boyfriend, R.

I was very active then and I guess with my friends blogging about their week or about work, it makes me feel connected with them however I guess people moved on by using Facebook and Twitter.

There are still some who blogs (like me and you… and you…) but I have to admit the number of people have been lessened (please prove me wrong!!) so I neglected that blog.

Whenever I read my posts, I laugh, sometimes I can feel that I blush or turn red (because of embarrassment) and at times, sad. With all these mix of emotions, I decided to come up with this blog because I thought, let me start anew.

A few years have passed and a few months back, I have received a notification that “motime” was closing down. I got an email giving me step by step instructions on how I can export my blog should I wish to keep it.

I did.

I felt sad for motime and I really hope they had a good run housing people’s emotional breakdowns, irritating whines about life and love, angst about their partners and so on.

As for me, I thought maybe I can re-do this blog too.

Start anew.

Not really to erase what has been published but… but… I really can’t think of a better word than “focus”.

I might also close down some of my blogs (probably leave this and my portfolio blog which is here) and re-open them when I’m back to writing two to three posts in a week! In that way, I can focus more on where and what I want to write about.