Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Journey to a more blissful life!

          I know it has indeed been awhile since I last wrote an entry here. I would like to share it to all of you but it would surely take up most of my time, to make it short just as what life gives all of us I have been through ups and downs this year. A major incident happened and it really crushed down all of me, it affected my whole entire being but that incident made me strong and I'm proud of where I am right now.

          The most important thing after all the hardship I went through is being blessed with a baby. Yes, you read that right! I am having a baby and I found out about during my 6 month. It was indeed a surprise, I never had any pregnancy symptoms such as early morning sickness, but I did went through a major weight lose starting March on wards. It did not really bother me as I was very busy with work, getting barely enough sleep and I always get to skip meals. I just noticed my baby bump on my birthday pictures, and it is where I decided that I'm going to take a pregnancy test. I did 2 and both gave me positive results.

         Finding out about my pregnancy made a drastic change in my life, I learned to be very patient, to be brave and make important decisions (which I'm not good at before), to save up this time for my birth and my baby, and to really prioritize my needs vs. my wants. Also, most importantly I became much closer to God and my family. Everyone has been very supportive and is very excited.

         Being a first time mom entails me to a lot of "first" as well, like choosing the right OB/Gyne, choosing the right hospital, Do's and Don'ts and many more which moving forward I would like to share in this blog for other first time times to know too and I hope this will help as I have also been reading a lot of blogs and it gave me a lot of tips regarding pregnancy etc. which I will be posting really soon.

        I would also like to take this chance to announce to everyone to... 

I will be sharing to all of you soon his baby name as well and many many more towards this new and wonderful journey I am taking. 

iamdriza :)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Summer Ain't Over Till I say It's Over! {2013}

Unexpectedly I went home to Cebu twice this May. First, was to celebrate my niece's birthday and Second is the most unplanned part where my friends wanted to have an impromptu vacation. It was just a 3 day thing and we had to squeeze in a lot of things to do within this small amount of time. Gladly, we are able to do it! Spending not just with my friends but I involved my family as well which made it more fun and unforgettable!

Landed around 8:45am in Mactan and we went straight to Sto. Nino Church & Magellan's Cross. For our breakfast I brought them to Larsian which is very known as the BBQ Center of Cebu.

Airport! Tired but really excited

Sto. Nino Church

Magellan's Cross



Larsian at Day, but at night there is a huge crowd in here.

Went directly to the bus station after the meal, and slept 3 hours until we reached home and slept again. 

It was the Feast of our Lady of Fatima when we arrived, and the usual program and disco was happening. I met some of my childhood friends and we went partying with them, together with my brothers and cousins as well. I will never miss a "disco" in my hometown, we all love to dance!

Cousins and Brothers!


Childhood Friends Reunite!

2nd Day

Badian, Cebu

Entrance Fee at Php 10 only, tables and chairs at Php 100 and the best part is the raft for Php 300. Really cheap for a very fun experience and bonding moments with my family and friends!

3rd Day

Whale Shark "Butanding" Watching
Brgy. Tan-Awan, Oslob Cebu

3rd Day Part 2

My favorite place to go whenever I come home is the beach, and it's this particular beach that I will never get tired of going back to. The sand, pure as white. The waters, blue as the sky. Nothing but serene and pure relaxation. Better than Boracay I believe. 

We stayed from 11am to 10pm. That's how fun this day was and we don't even want to go home, considering that the next day we are going to Manila and face reality once again. 

4th Day

This beautiful sunrise bid farewell to a summer well spent. I will forever be grateful for all the blessings God has given and for every brand new day we wake up to. 



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cloud 9!

I just came back from my 5 days vacation back at home in Cebu and to be honest my happiness have never been so high like this before. A lot happend. Like a lot. Really. I know, pa-ulit2x. 

I wish I can say everything here in my blog, but there are some things I'd like to keep with myself first. All I know is that I had fun and I don't have any regrets. Will blog about my trip soon! In the meantime, I'd like to share this picture of me in my favorite beach. Where a lot of memories came back rushing to me.

Friday, February 1, 2013

{My January on Instragram}

1. My new favorite shirt! OKC <3 p="">
2. Breakfast with colleagues at Banapple
3. Mass at Basilica de Sto. Nino sent from my friend in Cebu (wasn't able to attend this year)
4. Gotong Batangas at 3am! #nomnom
6. Jack Daniels for Ara's Birthday at home!
7. Skyping with the Fam in Cebu for my Lola's 1st Death Anniv and they showed me this! LECHON :( I want you so bad!
7. My morning view at the office 6:30
8. Me and MOJO!

1. Got this from do you know where I can find this kind of nail polish?
2. Midnight dinner at Mercato! Babyback ribs for 120php! cheap and yummy #nomnom
3. Company kick off party for 2013!
4. La Paz Batchoy! Ilo-ilo's best #nomnom
5. ♥
6. In your memory Lola :( #tattoo
7. Early morning at the Market and trying out my new App Overgram!
7. My siblings
8. BEYONCE on GQ Mag! One hot mama! #bodyinspiration 

How was your 1st month of the year so far? Mine was both up and down. Wasn't really in the mood to be happy at all because we are commemorating my Lola's 1st death anniversary, and we are missing her presence so much. 

It's just so different now. 

Anyways, I hope you are all doing great! Sorry for being a very inconsistent blogger. LOL


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

{Hello 2013!!!}

Happy New Year!!!

Hope all of you had a good one! Mine was great, but it would be more awesome if I was able to go home to Cebu and spend it with my family. I thought I'd make a list of my goals this year, but I realize I've been doing it for the past years and I can't seem to follow it for some reasons (laziness maybe?) but again I'll still try.

Right now, everything's been good to me and I just want to continue it that way. I am so thankful for having a family that supports me and still makes me feel loved even if I'm islands away from them and friends who continue to encourage me in the best possible way they can. Slowly and surely I've changed a lot of things in me, this new career made me feel great and happy with my life, all those 4 years of stress made me stronger and confident in the way I handle myself everyday. A lot of people say I've glowed and became more happier! So I'm sharing you below my recent pictures. I hope they do the justice!

Puppy Love ♥

I've regained my fashion interest!

The courage to pose in front of a busy crowd!

Blooming eh?

Coffee anyone?

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

This is year is all about making making my dreams come true! and by that reaching my goals not just for myself but for my family. Hope you all had a great year ahead!

Cheers to another 365 days of happiness!
 Opps makes that 357 because this post has been so over due!

iamdriza ♥♥♥

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

{Moving on & Lessons learned}

M.I.A for 5 months, I'm probably one of the worst blogger in the world but I do have an excuse for that! Things did not go well last July onwards with my current Job and after 4 years I decided to leave for good. It was a tough decision to make and I had to consider a lot of things such as my financial status and most importantly my family's needs. Honestly, it was hard to accept I hate leaving a place where I consider as my second home, and with the people I already consider my family but as they CHANGE is the only thing constant in this life. Surprisingly, as the days went by I moved on and became a lot more happier! No more pressure, unnecessary issues, office politics, quota's and such. Leaving and moving on made me realize that's there's a bigger world out there to conquer and a lot of opportunities to prosper. Leaving the company also taught me a lot of lessons both negative and positive, something I'd always consider in making decisions and conversing with people.

On a positive note, I already have a new job which I started about a month ago. It's a big company with a lot of opportunities which I look forward too, and the best of all new friends! I'm so inspired to work a lot more harder for my family. Probably from now on I can blog more as compared to before, I just need to learn how to organize my time and priorities.



Friday, June 1, 2012

Hello June!

Summer's officially over in my country. Classes are about to start. The rainy seasons coming in...

Approaching towards the middle of the year, now looking back in the first 5 months and all I can say is that it has been one hell of a crazy ride! I have to cope up with a lot of troubles but not to worry because what matters is the ups not the downs ☺

There are a lot of things I would want to accomplish before this year ends, because I've got more responsibilities on hand as the day go by. I've listed it all down and I'm hoping to accomplish it all! 

  1. Double the effort! That means more hardwork.
  2. Earn and Save Up!
  3. Plan my 24th Birthday this July ♥
  4. Find more reasons to be happy ☺
  5. Stay Positive
These are just simple things, but I don't know why I'm finding it so hard to achieve them. I always remind my self to keep motivated, since I can easily be distracted by the negativity around me. 

 Any suggestions on how to accomplish these?