Sunday, April 26, 2009

J and J Adventure Girls Day!

This day we had a very long and tiring day. J & J adventure is sort of an extended family affair. We went to a baptism today, my cousins's son. Just the girls, my mom, my sil, little J and me. The event eneded at 1pm, so we have the car and we decided to take it for a ride and of course, the more the marrier. We asked my Aunt's to join i with fun. Mama Tess, Mama Gina and Tita Aira. My Aunt's and my 5 year old cousin. So off we went, from Q.C. we went all the way to Fort High Streets, Tita Tess hasn't been there. First stop Contis, eventhough we just came form a feast from the baptism, we just cannot pass on the opportunity that there is no line in front of Contis. So we grab the opportunity to snak on Mango Bravo.

Aira wants to go to rides, bump cars specifically, but of course there is no ride there. So I thought of bringing them to a kids haven. A store full of toys at very affordable prices. I discovered this store a few months ago, when I was supervising some construction work on Krispy Kreme Fort. Its a store full of toys the sme as in Divisoria at same prices, the difference is that there is no dirty muddy streets, no ocean of people around, and aircon. It is called Edengs Toys, so if you are on the look out for very affordable toys or some loots for an upcoming birthday and wants to stay away from the hassle of smelly, dirty Divisoria this is the place to go. A whole bunch of loots already in a set cost onlky Php35 this set already includes a coloring book, pencil, a box of crayon, sharpener and cute eraser.

I bought little J a bunch of clay, a noisy phone toy, pack of 6 of towels at 75 only. Some bubble toys at 10 each, and a set of cute little furnitures for Aira. All in just 200. Cool huh? After that we went to Fort High Streets and off to Kirspy Kreme. WHat do you know! the holight is on. Does all of you know that if the Red Light is on that means you can get FREE newly cooked, original glazed doughnut, the only thing to do is just fall in line. We all got one each, and little J and Aira, much on it in just a few seconds. Another thing all moms should know about Krispy Kreme is that you can have your kids make their own doughnut. It is a lot of fun and they feel so proud of themselves for making one. All stores offer this, you just have to ask!. So the crew asked the manager and the 4 of us, little J, Aira, Tita Gina and me got us a Krispy Kreme paper hat and we are led to the doughnut factory. Little J and Aira got a doughnut each and the crew taught them on how to make a doughnut! They both wore gloves and got one doughtnut each then they dipped the doughnut into the chocolate glaze and put some sprinkles. After that they are so proud of what they have done. If you can only see how their eyes sparkle, again the 2 doughnuts they made are FREE. So that mean we got 5 origianl glazed doughnut free, and additional 2 choco sprinkled doughnuts free. So let your kids experience this and have whole lot of fun and lot of sweet delights to share.

Then we took a ride in the tricyle, its nice all 7 of us fits in it too. Again this is FREE, you may just want to give a tip to the driver. The kids enjoyed it a lot, we just went around highstreets, back to the parking lot. So this is the end of a long tiring but nevertheless FUN Jand J Adventures.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Aggregator here I come!!

Have you heard of Aggregator? It is the new thing in blogging, I have read a lot of blog aggregators by If only I had more time for blogging I should have known this for quite sometime. This new thing on the net is very interesting. More and more bloggers are joininng in. I joined already and I am having fun getting to know more about it.

I really wish I have more time to blog again. I miss blogging, I miss my blogger friends, heck I even miss plurk. But I also love what I do, I love my profession, I love being an architect. I love that I can still find people who actually respect architects, what we do, what we are trying to share to them. I am happy to meet such wonderful clients, they are so nice and they even pay almost immediately, that is maybe so because I charge really low. I am not complaining about my really low charge, I am just happy to practice my profession again.

Done in 5 hours!

hi blogger friends!, Just a quick post to say I am missing all of you! I'd like to share my new project too. I finished this is record breakinf time. I went for a meeting at 7pm, closed the deal at 8pm ans tarted on the Porject at 10PM. I am done by 2AM, and the full construction plan is ready fro printing. Architectural including, Perspective, floor plan, refelected ceiling plam, elevations, section. Electrical plans, that includes lighting layout, power & auxilairy layout, load computation, mechanical plans, signage plans and details.

This is very simple, but I am proud of it just the same!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Antipolo Rest House

This is what I've been doing, I thought I'd share it to all of you. This is just in preliminary stage, meaning I still have a lot of work to do on it so bare with me please. I appreciatre your feedback. The concept is a Modern Tropical Design, located on the peak of Antipolo with lots of view. I would like to take advantage of the view that is why there is a lot of windows and view decks.

Birthday Prep Update

I already set the date for the party. Little J's birthday will fall on a Sunday, ut I she really likes her party in school with the rest of her classmates, that problem is the first day of class is on June 15, it will be too late if we celebrate it June 17, it should be just a few days before of after her real birthday. I went to KIDDO ACADEMY last April 15, I enrolled her early to avail of the 20% discount. I already asked Teacher Jo about my plan of having her birthday in school, and she said yes, the problem is tha date. She is kind enough to let us celebrate the party in school, even if there is no actual class yet, she is so nice to even reschedule the orientation on June 6, its suppose to be June 13, but she rescheduled it to June 6 so that we can give out invitations to little J's classmates. I really love this school, they really go out of their way to accommodate little request even if it is beyond their responsibility.

So there little J's birthday will be on June 8 Monday. Here are the details.

Venue: KIDDO ACADEMY- booked

Guest: classmates and a few cousins, so adults haha, at least on a very minimal number. I don't want to deal with all the moms, tita's, titos and lola and lolo. I purposely set up the party in school and on a weekday so that my parents cannot go.. haha.. i don't want them there. Marami kontrabida!


Entertainment: Little J wants Grimace so that narrows down the food choices to Mc Donald's which is fine. Since we are having a Circus-themed party I will also hire clown and face painter, I saw a very reasonable priced package.

Decors: Balloons, since I am obliged to pay for the party package of Mdco including grimace the mascot, this will already include balloons and other decors. I will also design a clown standee for the party, the one with the face cut off so that they can have their pictures taken in it.

Loots: Lootfairy, I already ordered circus themed wooden toys for this, plus the loots from Mdco.

Host: the McDo host will cover that, and the clowns too.

Invitation:I already inquired from the multiply site that offers ticket invitations, I am still waiting for reply, or I can just do this on my own. I am thinking of ordering the personalized deck of cards from artscrow, instead of pictures I can have the invitation layout printed on the back side. Its still on the circus theme.

Outfit: I like little J to wear the "glamorous trapeze girl costume", I am thinking to make a tutu for her skirt and but some cute stockings and add some embroidery for her top. I on the other hand will just wear a circus hat. Hey she will be the star of the party and I am now going to steal the lime light from her.

Cake: I don't like to splurge on the cake, but I already visited some bakeshop and the cake they are all expensive the lowest I saw was from Goldilucks with a 1,600 price tag. So I am thinking of buying a small cake and buy some ready made store bought cupcakes then I'll ask my Aunt to make some frosting and I'll just decorate it myself.. haha.. this I can thrift on, because other than the bllwing of candles there is no other use for the cake. I am not much of acake eater too, I love chocoalates and ice cream instead. Haha

Games: I already ordered 2 bowling sets from lootfairy.mulitply, I have a plan for it. Then maybe some carousel game, something like the Trip to Jerusalem. Instead of pin the tail on the donkey, we will try to put the nose on the clown. I hope the clown will cooperate. The kids will try to put the red nose on the real clowns face, I'm sure this will be fun.
I would also like a decorate-your-own-cupcake

Other things for the party:
Chocolate Fountain- we have our own so its free
Cotton Candy- I am still looking for one, I don't like the food cart I just like to buy a few sticks of this for decors and to give out as treats too.
Popcorn- I'll just buy a few big bags of popcorn form Holy Kettle Corn in Robinsons Pioneer right across little J's school and put it in the Quiapo bought popcorn boxes.

This is my plan. I hope everything goes well. I know it will be expensive and I am really prepared to splurge I have saved more than enough for the Disneyland Trip and since we are not going anymore I'll use the money for little J's party. last year she didn't have a party and as I look at her pictures today I feel so bad about it, I know she doesn't feel that way, but its me who feel so bad not giving her a party, its the "I want to give the best" mom in me. So wish me luck guys, I'll share pics of it after.

I am missing you all blogger friends, and I do visit every night, I just don't leave message much. I appreciate you dropping by here from time to time too. Hope I'll find more time soon to blog again.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Web hosting at its best!

Are you looking for a web host? I dont know much about website hosting but I know that this site is a good one. I don't mind paying for services that will give me peace of mind. For me the standard or quality for services or pratically anything is not negotiable. Just like how I deal with my clients. I try to give more that what they expect of me. I give them more than the ask for. For me that is the best sign that they will be happy regarding my work.

Eventhough I charge a very reasonable price for my services, I still give them more than what their money's worth. I get out of my way to help them out with all assistance they need. Just like today, I had a meeting with the contractors to clarify some things about the project. They didn't know about this process so I go out of my way even on my full packed schedule to set a meeting with the contractors, to help them out and guide them on the project. I I am only after the money I will not bother do this, I even do the follow up and the supplier research, because my clients doesn't know a thing about construction so I guide them every step of the way.

Mafia Wars

Has anyone of you know Mafia Wars on facebook? I am hooked I like this game, because I can win millions in just a few clicks and buy lot of properties with it. I just wish that I have that too in real life. Earning million is just a few clicks.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I am not really living the good life. Its 4:30 Am and I am still awake. I just finished a Construction Plan for the Paranaque Residential renovation. I should have done it a long time ago, but with my unbelievable schedule I can't make it work in the past days, either I had to work over time in the office or I am just too damn tired to work still at home. I am still too tired to work, but I had no choice I have to finish this layout because I am already paid for it. The way my life is going the only nice thing to do is to check the miami personals to meet wonderful people to brighten up my day.

Its 4:30 AM I'm Still awake!

I had to finish a Full Contruction plan tonight, make that this morning, for submittal. I am glad that I was able to finish it. All I have to do now is to email it to my client.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Rest House Design

My next project is to design a rest house for a retiree. His lot is on a sloping class A subdivision in Antipolo. It is a really nice property on top of the whole subdivision a really nice view. His lot is located on a U-shape road, meaning his house is surrounded by the road and is will be the only one house on that block. A perfect project to showcase my design. Perfect for me, a really nice location with a really good view, a nice client with a good taste and no budget to consider. The client is filthy rich and just wanted to build his dream house befure he dies. The best part is that if he likes my design on this project he still commission me to do the design for the other project, this time a Duplex Residential for his kids. I am thinking of a Modern Oriental feel for his house and just spice it up with a few western furniture.

Type rest of the post here

Friday, April 3, 2009

I need to sleep

 I have been working endlessly for the past 2 weeks, at least 16 hours of work in the office for Manila Peninsula Renovation Project and at least 3 hours of work at home, eithing or my own projects or just blogging. I feel so tired most of the time. I should be, I am working non-stop for the whole 2 weeks, even on weekends and now even on Holiday. I'll be working in the office tomorrow for another full day of over time, not just that we are also requested to world not just the whole day but also the whole night. We are doing the "overnight over time" I am bringing my nap mat , and even if they say that we are suppose to work all night I will still sneak in some shut eye on my
 nap roll. I don't care if they get angery, but I don't think they will. It is humans nature to sleep, but sadly we are being warred of that for the past 2 weeks.

I am so tired already, but I can't leave them with that project. I am new to the company and as a newbie I am suppose to show them that I can take all this. I am up for the challenge, 3 weeks straight of no decent sleep. I really should be ordering my monogramed gift for little j and for me. I am so pleased with the Photobook and I should have ordered 2 more if I am not too busy.

Party Planning

Its that time of the year again. I am planning little J's 4th birthday party, I wanted to go to Disneyland but she really wont accept my offer. She is still scared of mascots so I opted to plan a party for her.

Venue: Kiddo Academy Development Center
Theme: Circus/ Carnival
Decor: Clown Standee and a lot of buntings in lots of colors, or course baloons.
Cake: I'll order from Goldilocks and add cupcakes.
"Clown Nose"
"Clown Dress up game"
"Merry go round" a different name for the "Trip to Jerusalem" haha.

How's the weather

I know I've been absent for awhile, but as I said I am just too busy. I got 2 new projects, my own. A Residential Renovation in Paranaque and an Interior Design Project in Makati. I still have tons of work in the office, I still have to go to office on all of the Holidays. Even on Maundy Thursday and Black Friday. Surprisingly, I have been adapting well, other than the new pimples on my forehead I think I still feel good healthwise, even if I only get 3 to 4 hours of sleep every night. Heck, I still have the energy to write this post. What irritates me more now is the weather, it is so hot! I can't stand the heat, maybe that is another reason why I still can't fall asleep.I wonder if the weather in Arizona real estate is as hot as ours. I hope I will be doing more New Home Developments in the future so that I can earn a lot of moolah.