Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Saving for the Kitchen

If graphic designing is my passion and hobby (see my digital items at my ETSY STORE: JennyLDesignsShop), I have to say that cooking is another thing that I really wanted to be good at. I'm no by means a great cook but I can cook good meals for my family that they enjoy. I guess they don;t have other choice but to enjoy my cooked dishes for they will go hungry..lol

I just envy those chefs and cooks who can prepare great dishes all teh time. I have to say that most of the times, I found myself thinking what to cook for that day. In fact, yesterday I was stuck knowing what to cook that I only end up cooking rice and asked my SIL to just buy some cooked viands for our lunch. There are really times that I don;t know what to prepare or should I say I got lazy. But when my cooking diva in me kicks in, you'll find me at the kitchen cooking a lot of dishes with a smile on my face.

In the recent years, I managed to buy durable pans that I can consider a great investment in my kitchen. It's pricey but I know I can use them for so long without worrying that I need to buy another pan. I'm eyeing a cookwear organizer like this and I'm sure that my pots and pans will be neatly organized.
I should have bought one a long time ago but now there's a good reason for me to shop soon as a birthday gift or Christmas gift for my kitchen. It's always fun to envision some new changes in the house all the time.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Relaxing Music

How's your day lovelies?

Mine is very productive as I have made quite a lot of graphics, (digital papers and cliparts) that I sell at my ETSY store JENNYL DESIGNS SHOP. Come take a peek.

Right now, I'm trying to relax for while while listening to a relaxing music such as the one that I have posted above. It helps me destress and clear my mind. Sometimes working on photoshop for more than 8 hours or so can be tiring so I need to take a break all the time. Music and sleep are my companion. They are my best friends lately hehe..

Day is coming to an end and I'm wishing that tomorrow will be another creative day for me and all of us who are working. I still need to browse for some musical stuff at musiciansfriend.com and of course at my fave Pinterest.

Friday, May 16, 2014

HS 30th Grand Pearl Anniversary Reunion

An upcoming Highschool reunion before the month ends makes me busy these days as I am part of the organizing committee. It’s my pleasure to have been chosen to be one of the organizers particularly a Treasurer and the one who will update our group in Facebook.

Our grand reunion is a very special one as we will be celebrating our 30th Grand Pearl Anniversary Reunion. Our last major reunion was held 5 years ago during our 25th Silver and it was only held in a clubhouse of one of my batchmate’s village. This year, we decided to hold it in a 3-star hotel with a Hollywood Theme.

I know this will be a grand reunion where we can meet our batchmates once again after so many years. We surely hope that most of what we invited will come to celebrate this joyous event.

Few days ago, I was searching for a perfect semi-formal dress and fortunately I found a black mini-dress that looks decent and suit my body type. Now, I’m still searching for some nice accessories that will go with it.

Now, I am excited along with my co-organizers who are also dedicated and active in making our reunion a success. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it will be a night of fun, laughter, chit-chats and maybe some tears as we remember our dear departed classmates too. Ahhh.. I can’t wait….

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Beating the Summer Heat

It's summer here in our part of world and the heat is unbearable most of the times. Summer started in March and it will end I guess first week of June.

Temperature ranges from 33-36C the whole day and it's humid and sticky as well that you need to take a bath 2-3 times a day to cool you off. Cold water and lots of watery fruits can also help us hydrate.  There are already some affected by heat stroke and if not addressed early it can lead to death.

Using umbrella, hat, shades and even sunblock can help when you are out most of the times. It's burning and exhausting all day long. El Nino phenomenon is already forecasted and strong and mighty typhoons will come soon.

I hope and pray that not much destruction will come ever to our country just like what Ondoy in Sept. 2009 and Yolanda in Nov. 8 2013 left us.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Songs of Praise in the Church

I am very proud of my friend who is a very dedicated Christian. She and her family are so faithful in their faith and church and they will never trade their faith for any worldly riches in the world. They have dedicated their lives in serving the Lord and will continue to do so. The songs of praises to the Lord are heard during their weekly church servings in their humble church. Complete with sound system along with drums, piano and guitars their church is filled with music and praises all the time. I'm sure they are always looking for the musical products that they can use in the church and studio 10 from musicians friend
will be a good option for them.

I also had the chance to attend one of their worship during the baptismal or dedication as what they call it of my godchild and their service is not ordinary one. There are a lot of singing, praises and testimonials. Like any other churches, their mass is sacred and solemn.

Up to now, they are still singing songs of praises for the Lord during their Sunday services while they have Bible studies every Wednesday. Children are also involved for they have Bible study for children and musical ministry that they are enjoying.

The Joys of a Family

Last Christmas was the best holiday we have ever had as a family for we are complete. Wish my dad is still alive so that he witnessed how big and grown up his grandchildren now. He only was able to see 2 grandchildren that time in 1989 and now they are 11 all-in-all. Some have works already while the youngest is 9 years old.

My siblings with their family came home from Sydney and Riyadh  for our grand reunion last December and we all had a grand time. We've been to many places for our vacay, dining out and even shopping. The memories are priceless!

They are all back in their second home but last week, my niece and my sister w/ hubby came home for another quick vacation. It was so short that wish we could spend more time with them again. I hope they will be back this Christmas once again or if not another 2 years again.

I am wishing that all families are enjoying their time together for the memories and bonding times, like what I have said are priceless.

Monday, March 17, 2014

In Search of a Nice Acoustic Guitar

My niece is taking up Bachelor of Entertainment Management degree at AIM (Australian Institute of Music) in Sydney. This course can let students combine business management education with a creative focus and since she is into it, she might as well learn how to play some musical instruments.

While she took a short vacation here last week, we end up stopping by a music store to find for the perfect acoustic guitar that can sound great with amps like bugera v5 and the likes. She tried several guitars but end up buying nothing at that store for she wants a quality one. I guess she might just look for one in Sydney but for sure the price is so incredibly high compared here.

I'm just wishing her good luck in her course since she only started this year. She told me that it is tough but if she really wants to excel and finish that course, she needs to study very hard and be good at it.

Slow Work

Ahhh.. ... this 1st quarter of the year is kinda tough for me... Didn't have a lot of work since January unlike last the last quarter of 2013 . I'm just hoping and praying that it will peak up once again very soon as I need to save for some monthly expenses.

This is the 1st time that I feel like I'm on bottom so much that I need to think of some other ways to earn. I love my work online but the Google updates and some other advertiser's requirements, it seems that  my blogs are tailing at the bottom.

I'm not losing hope and I know I can make it big again because I need to.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Guitar Playing Dog Toy Poodle Mocha

I can't help but to smile when I saw this cute toy poodle dog playing with her "daddy"on the guitar. Mocha, seems to really have an ear for music and the guitar because she knows when to strum the string! Goodness, I will not wonder if one day she will also tinker with reverb effects and sing with him..lol

Watch this cute video and for sure it will also make your day. How'd I wish my own dog Sophie will do the same. I might have to introduce my dog to music and musical instruments to be like Mocha.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Family Reunion and Jamming with the Band

It's already 2 years in a row when our clan (mother side) had a reunion. It's certainly not an easy task to reunite all your relatives so I salute my mom's cousin for organizing our reunion. Each family has our own color theme so we can recognize easily on what family you belong. The fun started at around 11:00 am with the registration started at 10 am. My family came around 11:30 with food contribution and raffle prize.

To tell you the truth, I really don;t know each and everyone on our clan. It's ceratin that I might have seen them on the street or grocery not knowing they are my relative already. We have abig clan anyway that is why we can't know each and every single one.

The reunion started with a prayer and right after that the introduction per family. My mom's siblings and their families are present to represent our clan. There are games, raffles and surprise numbers and I have to say that we have a good bunch of relatives with good talents.

Some can dance while many can really sing. In fact, they even jammed with the band that we hired for the occasion. The sound system was also loud and clear so we had hired one of the best musicians that we have on our area. I bet they can also get heath and allen gl2400 at guitar center if they want to upgrade their instruments.

Since the reunion is successful, our next reunion will be on May 2016. Can't wait for it!