Sunday, 26 October 2014

Hello VIGAN!



It has been on my bucket list to spend vacation in Vigan for almost 2 years now until I've finally got the chance and perfect reason to go there. Travelling is becoming more fun and affordable nowadays. One just need to subscribe and get daily updates on the cheapest flights and accommodations. But ofcourse I don't want to go there by myself so I've convinced my awesome fiance to spend vacation there. He Google the place and he wanted to go there and spend some time with me.

My boyfriend, his mom and I went to La Union first to pay a visit to his uncle Roy and family. It was such a wonderful place as well. We spend overnight there then me and Bjorn push through with our plan of going North. We took a bus early morning around 8am and we get there after 2 hours. As expected, the place looks classy Spanish town. Every establishments are designed in such a beautiful Filipino-Spanish way.



We ride "Calesa" in our tour. We went to Bell Tower, Pot making, Hidden Garden and Baluarte. These are just few of the landmarks there that are really remarkable in Philippine History. I still can't believe I've been there. I used to see just the pictures of those places in the books and on the internet.







Saturday, 25 October 2014

I Just Found My Other Half



February 2013 when we first met on this social media site thru his cousin Daisy who's my childhood friend as well. We exchange "Hi" and "Hello" but we were both shy to start a conversation.

I was not really into my anti-social device everyday and I'm not good in chatting but I wanted to give it a shot if this will work for us because this is new to me. I had a good time chatting with him and it ended up that we had a lot in common. After that day we just started to send messages more. He was quiet, he don't drink and smoke just like me. He seems to be persistent, funny, understanding, smart, honest and caring person. He's very respectful to his mom and a very sweet person, that's what I've always been looking for a guy. He started to checked if I'm online and I started to checked if he's online. There were times that I cannot wait to be home to message him back, I always find myself checking on my phone almost every minute. He told me that he likes me and love me. My heart beats fast realizing that I was starting to feel the same way for him.

That was early September when I decided to tell him how I feel about him. I knew it's gonna be a big challenge for both of us to be in a long distance relationship but I can't control my emotions. I enjoyed chatting with him and it feels like magic. I can't stop thinking about him and dreaming that one day we will really spend time together. I know there are lots of LDR couples out there who are in similar situations, who might be on the verge of taking big steps but are scared and unsure of the process. But we are so inlove that we're both willing to do everything to see each other. Then he booked his flight February 2013. I was so excited and been sleepless. I couldn't help it but to think what's gonna be like to finally meet him my love. I feel like going crazy smiling for no reason at work. Often times I've open up with my officemate how I feel about him. I was so excited that he's coming here in the Philippines to see me. I've prepared an itinerary for us.



February 11 when he arrived at the airport. I got worried first because his flight was delayed and I couldn't reach him. Then I saw him and that was one happiest day of my life. I knew that he's the one for me and love do exist between us. I pick him up at the airport with his Tita Nenet. He came with me to work the following day and he met my officemates. Next day we went to Baguio City to spend Valentines day for a couple of nights. We did enjoy each others company. We visited his extended family in La Union as well. We also went in Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur, Bicol with my officemates. We ensure that every moments counts. He spent time with my family during mom's birthday. A day before he left, we had dinner with my family. We feel like his 3 weeks vacation was short. we want to spend more time together and we feel inseperable. Then he promised me he's going back to see me again and he did.



August 30 he came back to see me again. I was so worried I got stuck in the traffic going to the airport. When I get there, I was really surprised by what he did. At NAIA Terminal 1 pick-up area, he was there waiting. I was so excited I want to give him a hug. First he gave me a bouquet of flowers then he proposed on his knees asking me to marry him. I said "YES!" definitely then he put the ring on my finger. It was so romantic feels like my heart melts that moment. It was really a big surprise! People also at the waiting area which includes Security guards and other employees start clapping. I saw his Mom, Uncle Noel and cousin. They are taking us picture and video. It was so overwhelming makes me very happy, I almost cry. Until now, I still can't believe that actually happened. It's very unforgetable experience. The following day, Bjorn's family formally came into our house with his Mom, Uncle, Tita, Cousin and Grandparents. They brought us plenty of food. I was so happy to finally meet his family. They are very nice people. His family meets my family. They said it's a Filipino tradition called "Pamanhikan" symbolic meeting where the groom and his parents meet the bride and her family and formally ask for her hand in marriage and discuss plans for the upcoming wedding over lunch or dinner. Filipinos seek their folk’s blessings for a happy and hassle-free marriage. Everything ends up well for me and him.
We love each other so much that we want to spend our lives together. Now we still got so much plans going out together. We will spend our 1st Anniversary in Pagudpud and Vigan Ilocos. We are also booked in Boracay. I really hope it doesn't end but he will eventually go back in Australia and we'll be counting months again before we see each other. We want to get marry soon hopefully on his birthday next year when everything falls into place. We will make our own family. We'll work hard so we can buy our own house and so we can give a better future our kids.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Hair Keratin Treatment

Since I'm too busy with a lot of things, I would always prefer less manageable hair--for ladies with long hair like me, who doesn't? I had my hair rebonded yearly but I noticed that 10 months after, my hair gets dry and frizzy. My hair strands have gone a lot thinner and damaged. While browsing this Group Buying site, I often read about the Keratin treatment offered by various Salon. Then I wonder what Keratin does to your hair.. I've read this treatment replenishes lost Keratin to your hair, protein that makes your hair shiny and healthy. In short, I bought 1 voucher online to have it try personally. Knowing David Salon for their services, I expected that it will be worth trying.

 I had my hair done at David Salon, Wilson branch. I went to Promenade building in Greenhills where the salon is located, as stated on the voucher. Apparently I've been in the wrong street and building. It's the other Wilson Street and Promenade building across Greenhills in which you have to take a taxi or multicab for you to get there, if you're a commuter. The location is not that accessible. I'm not very particular with the appearance of the Salon as long as it's not too crowded, airconditioned and have well trained staffs. Fortunately it didn't took that long for them to assist me since it was 10am in the morning and we were only three customers that time. At first, the staff who's in-charge of me washed and shampoo my hair. The process is like having a cellophane treatment. After she comb my wet hair she applied the Keratin treatment, then have it plastic wrap. 
She leave me for about an hour. Afterwards she washed it again then blow dry. She didn't offer me any other services, which is I like because the customer chooses the services they want to prior to their plan of going to the salons or else you will be force to resist their offer which is I hate to do.
After the treatment --TA DA!!!
Looks great that day but after I've washed my hair the following day, it seems that I haven't had a hair treatment at all. :(
Will I go back? Definitely NOT. Maybe I'll have a hair cellophane instead.



Monday, 2 July 2012

Wandering

Baguio Escapade

Known as the "Summer Capital of the Philippines" because of its cool climate, tropical pine forest, orchids and mossy plants. Baguio derived its name from the word "bagiw" in Ibaloi (language in Benguet Region) which means "moss".

Here are some of Baguio City popular tourist attraction:

   Burnham Park
   We're so lucky to be there before the Panagbenga "Flower Festival" that we've got the chance to see  
   some of the entries for the floral-themed park landscape. Some of which I've took the photos. :)





   We had our lunch at Beggang Resto Grill infront of Burnham Park. It's a cozy place with an interior painted
   with pastel colors that match the summer looking ambiance of the city. The staffs are very accommodating
   and the food is good at a reasonable price.





   Kennon Road
   How can I forget Kennon Road which is one of the three major access road from Manila to Baguio.













   The Mansion
   The official summer residence of the President of the Philippines.

                                           
Philippine Military Academy


























Thursday, 28 June 2012

Gadgets

Google Announced release of Nexus 7 Tablet

Good news! Google announced the release of new Nexus 7 tablet that comes with the latest version of Android OS "Jelly Bean". Earlier version of Android is "Honeycomb" then "Ice Cream Sandwich" now 4.1 "Jelly Bean". Developments made for this newest version of Android includes zero lag shutter for the default camera and Customizable notification tab. Jelly beans does "triple buffering" in which it makes the graphics processing faster. Another great news about this product is that it only cost $199(VAT ex), one of the most affordable entry-level Tablet yet to be release by July this year -- but no specific date right now as to when this will be release here in the Philippines. Speaking of most affordable gadget, I almost get hook up by Apple Ipad 2 (wifi only) and Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet which dominated all the Tablet market for the past few years.
 

Nice to have!! ^_^
Anyway, here's the Nexus 7 Product Specs:

 
Excellent job for Google, right?! :)  

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Perky Little Things: Welcome to this Blogsite!

Perky Little Things is a personal blog about Jovy's own perception of chirpy yet amazing and distinct life we have. Tracks of the author's journey, aspirations, interests and everything under the sun. It started recently (June 2012) that it suddenly came up in her thoughts the idea of creating her own public diary. 

I'm a blogger. A commoner. Unstable in a constantly changing world.
"In just a glimpse, you'll see that the best things in LIFE are FREE. One just need to APPRECIATE and be GRATEFUL." -Jovy

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