Outdoors season begins

It was a gorgeous Sunday in Seattle and everybody took advantage and enjoyed it. We decided to go to the park and play some outdoors volleyball. I know its just Spring but if this is a preview of summer then there's gonna be a lot of outdoorsy stuff in the our future.

Can't wait for more sunny and nice weather here in Seattle!

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Lil things that makes me happy

I love flowers, I just do.
But what makes it more special is when I recieve flowers from people who is really close to my heart and I truly care about. I'm not gonna lie, when it comes to surprises, Boo knows how to get me. He texted me and asked if he can come over and arrived with this Stargazer Lily. He always gets it right. As we both say it, its that weird connection. I've loved stargazers since I've first seen it. I remember putting it on my ear when I used to join pageants when swimsuit competition is up. Haha! But the smell of it is just amazing, my living room smells so good whenever I get home.

Anyways, small gestures like this makes me so happy and warms my heart. Lil things that makes us happy as they say but the true meaning of it will always be treasured inside my heart.

Mahal na Mahal kita!!!

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  • I had a pretty boring days off. I was feeling sick that started Wednesday night and had a 2 days rest Friday and Saturday.
  • I struggled sleeping last night and kept coughing prolly in a good 45 minutes.
  • it's Monday, so you know how we all feel about that ;)


USAV Puget Sound Region

Just wanted to make a quick post of this pics taken from the two separate USAV tournaments we played at. Our team name is DTF (figure it out), such a bunch of fun people to play with with no drama
 (well not until later from other people. LOL!).

(L-R) Dylan, Chris, ChaCha, Rick, Cody, Gabe, Ronald and Nack (Bottom)

(L-R) Brian, Fred, Nack, Dylan, ChaCha, Jaquan, Cedric

We won Gold on A/BB Division on both tournaments and we are super happy with that.It's nice to just get in the court and enjoy what all enjoy doing together. Team Chemistry is a must and eventhough we all don't play together as a team, we found that chemistry and built it up progressively. 

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Current Knick-Knacks...
  • I think I'm getting sick. Went to bed last night with a lil sinus and headache. Ugh!
  • I'm not sure if I should be excited for league tonight since my knee is not in a good condition and I haven't played in like 3 weeks.
  • I can't wait for the weekend. I don't know why
  • I stepped up and training somebody new at work since she is not learning anything from the previous one. Lol!


Sunday cooking

Three friends, same hangover from Saturday night and hungry...
That's who we are last night. Sean, Tyra and I was debating last night if we should order Italian delivery or cook. The thing is we were to tired and hang over from Saturday night that we didn;t even do anything all day but lay down and sleep. We got left overs from the party for lunch but didn't wanna eat the same thing for dinner. 

We found the motivation to get up at 8pm finally and went to the store to get ingredients for our Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe I found online. But of course, being the big gurls that we are, we also got Tomato Basil Bisque which is my favorite ever and added some Garlic bread which seals the deal. I had a bottle of Merlot at home that went perfectly with the whole meal. 

Not gonna lie, Sean did most of the cooking while I was burried with all the dishes that needed to be done and Tyra prepared the soup and garlic bread. Everything turned out to be great and surprisingly we barely even ate. The Alfredo was barely touched, the same way with the soup and bread. Everything was heavinly filling. I'm looking forward for eating left overs tonight though... All on my own!!!

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Current knick-knacks:
  • I had a super fun spontaneous weekend with my friends like usual.
  • What made it extra amazing is I had a 3 nights and 3 days with Boo. It's been a long time since we spent a long weekend together. It made me realize more how much I miss him.
  • Went to a friends party and it amazes me how guys testosterone really comes out when they are intoxicated. People never learn how to put their alcohol in their tummy and not their heads.
  • I'm totally addicted with some Youtuber's and I love how they all get together and see videos and pictures online. They are all in Florida for Playlist live. Can't wait for more internet findings.
  • It's Monday and I can't even express how happy my heart is from the weekend! Mahal Kita!


MAC Rebel

Speaking of bold lips from my recent post...
I went to the MAC store this weekend and brought me some empty MAC pots and do my "Back to MAC" contribution. It's been awhile since I've done this since I can't find the pots that I have kept for so long but I think I lost it when we moved to the house. 
Anyways, I have been eyeing this lipstick since I saw it on some beauty guru's on YouTube. A lot of the guru's went crazy over this color and used it either daytime or nightime. I thought I'd venture on it as well and see where it leads me. So far I'm loving it and used it over the weekend when my friends and I (finally) decided to go out to the bars.

And here is the look I came up with. I know it's a lil matchy matchy with the Rebel lipstick and Purple and Pink Eyeshadow. Just playing around with my favorite colors. I don't normally wear lashes either, thanks to my parents who gifted me with long thick lashes... just add mascara. 

Trying out something new with make-up is a good thing. You discover looks that works and doesn't work for you. Make-up should be fun and that's what I normally go for!

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Pink Lips & Purple Nails

Just thought I'd post this from last weeks FOTD and my pretty Nails. It's my usual go to Purple Nails, Liquid Liner and Mascara but lately I've been really into bold lips even on the daytime. I used the L'oreal Infallible in 130 Enduring Berry. I like it's matte texture and the softness that it give you with the look.

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San Jose 2013

I can't believe that its been a month and I still haven't finalized this blogpost. I ws waiting on some pictures to come up and this is the best that I can find from our trip to San Jose for a volleyball tournament (like usual) but above all, to hang out with tons of friends. 

The night before we left, Bitter, Sean and Tyra decided to stay at my house so that we can just get shuttled from one area to the airport. It's much easier and we get to have some drinking night as well... again, like usual. Haha! On top of that, I was of course packing last minute. Nothing new with that with my travels!

Photo time while hanging out and drinking. This was our usual situation. My sofa bed on the living room spread open and Bitter (at the very back) would be under the sheets. And next thing you know...

This happens!!! He always passes out in the middle of our good times! What the hell?!?

We got into San Francisco and got to our hotel where our friend Roel works and hooked us up with a room. Nothing fancy but it was a decent hotel room that we just needed. Little did I know there's gonna be tons of us in one wing of the hotel. All Pinoys (Filipinos) ! All Bakla's (Gays)! We took a nap when we got there to catch up with some zzz's from the previous night. I didn't even sleep coz I was more entertained drinking versus packing. We finally ventured out lil before 2pm after having a slight delay with our car situation.

I remember this joint that my friend Junarta took Mappy (from Chicago) and I when we visited 2 years ago for the Sacramento tournament. The filipino joint called Tselogs was so good that I wanted the "ladies" to experience as well. As soon as we got there our eyes was feasting over the menu for we all wanted ever single item. Good thing there was 4 of us that we can all order different kinds to share and experience. We all agreed to order the specialty of the house like Tapsilog, Tocilog, Sisigsilog and the likes. But what is a filipino breakfast without some Garlic rice and some Lumpia on the side. It was just as good as I remember, if not better. We were all full and was ready to nap again. 

But since we are by the city already, why not see the Golden Gate bridge? I've seen the bridge numerous times and I've been with Bitter there, Bitter and Sean has seen it together but Tyra has never seen it and the look on her face was priceless.

I've never driven at the bay before whenever I visit but this time was different. Since I was more familiar of the area I was the designated driver for the tour. It wasn't as bad as I thought, but I just hate driving more so in a place where I'm not as familiar with the driving situation.

Tyra snapped some pictures right away!
 (which she still yet to post explaining the delay of this post)

I took the same shot the last time I was there on July last year.
When Bitter and I was there moons ago, we were only able to see the view from the other side of the bridge but this was better. You have the view of the city and a nice view of Alcatraz as well.

We then rushed back to our hotel to get ready for our registration for the tournament. Imagine 4 people with one shower/restroom is kinda chaotic (maybe smelly lol).

It was so good to see my Chics again!

A group pic with Panda, me, BJ and Chics at Hi Tops in Castro area.

It's always good to see this guy. 
We got hungry on our way back after the rather boring clubbing night at Castro. The Cafe was not the ticket that night! So I called "Daddy" for our usual... Jack in the Box!!! He drove all the way from Sunnyvale which was quite a distance from where we were staying at but because he loves me so much, he'd do it anyways. LOL!

Meet the 2 lovebirds. You should have seen the twinkle in their eyes once they saw each other. It was so cute. Almost puppy love. No, they are not together but we just kept insisting that they look cute together. Haha!

Game time!!!

The competition was pretty good like every year that I've been there. This tournament is close to my heart because it was one of the tournaments when I started traveling for volleyball. I've met so much people who I still treasure to this day.

This is Daddy's baby Baileigh who I adore.

Being silly with Baileigh!

Daddy trusted me to bring her outside with me coz I promised her that we would go to the park. 
She saw this dog (forgot the name) and got so excited!

This is a pic of us when she was 4 months old in Vegas and now turning 3 at the Bay.
I can't believe how fast she's grown. She was just in her mom's belly when I first met Daddy.

After pool play on Saturday, we were so excited about partying all together at the hotel. There was tons of us there and I can't believe we were able to fit in one room. Dudz, Heart, Tony and JenJen presented their business but I could tell not even half way thru it that everyone was just excited to drink and party it up.

Here's is my team at the tournament...
Team SuperFish!!!
(L-R) Panda, Koi, Momma Fish, Smash, Scruff, BJ and Angry Bird)
We did well in the tournament and progressed nicely unfortunately we didnt medal.
But what matters is that we had fun and fought a good battle.

Here is a cute action shot from the tournament

I played libero like usual and good thing my knees held pretty nicely all weekend.

This next series of pictures was when most of us got together at the other gym while watching the semi-finals til finals. Ok, let's be honest... we barely watched any games but there was a beer garden and other drinks around so we just started the party right there and then. 

Trying to do a nice group pic...

And this where it got all crazy. LOL!

Never trust those red cups!

Immitating the Charlie's Angels with Tati and Victoria

The San Jose NAGVA Spice Gurls!!!

Another family pic with Daddy, Ninz and Peachy.
I love them so much!

A picture with Daddy while we were at Ninz place with everybody drinking the night away.

I didn't get to sleep before our flight home. Went back to the hotel after driving the drunk baklas. Took a shower and took off to the airport. We even left Ian at the hotel coz he won't wake up but miraculously made it to the airport in time.

My first night back home, Daddy Facetimed me and look who it is... Baby Baileigh!!!
We got to chat a lil bit and missing her so much that night.. Ok Daddy, you too.

It was a fun trip over all like always. Our family is growing with newer generation of volleyball players coming in. I feel so old around them but keep me young coz all we do is laugh about everything and anything!
Can't wait to see everyone next month for a real vacation in LA. No volleyball tournaments and just pure vacation!

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Life according to Tumblr/Instagram - February

I can't believe another month has passed. Days are just going by so fast at times or recently A LOT!
It looks like Beyonce won the battle again. It was definitely another Beyonce month coz of the Vogue magazine I got from the mail, her Mrs. Carter Show that's coming up together with our tickets coming in to see the show in Dallas in July (SO EXCITED!!!). My love for Logan Tom, USA Volleyball Outside Hitter continues as well. and if you click on the picture you'll see a lil something something of Channing Tatum on the upper right ;)

I played in a USAV tournament as well and won gold with some amazing people. Had a blast playing but you know... when you are on top some people would drag you down and can't accept the defeat. I am also a proud new "auntie". My sister just had her 3rd baby and it was a boy this time. Yay!!!

I'm looking forward for what March brings to me. So far it't been a good  year and hopefully it continues better and better.

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