Did you know August?


Do you know him? I mean the month of August? Funny how I came across this website where they have a list of the ‘Bizarre and Unique Holidays’ for certain months. I want to share that this month is “Romance Awareness Month” (that’s new for me, I thought that word Romance and Love can only be over used during February, lol!)

Also listed were the weekly events such as the following:

  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week (how do I do this? repeat to myself ten times before going to work: No to Stress!)
  • Week 2 National Smile Week (smile like the Miss Universe candidates?)
  • Week 3 Friendship Week (good works for my friends)
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week (shower some warmth in any way I can)

And a few exciting days that I want to take part in:

4 Friendship Day – for all my loves!

4 International Forgiveness Day – greatest we can give to one another is Forgiveness

4 Sisters Day – Jolly, Rose and Kriss

6 Wiggle Your Toes Day – just wiggle it!

9 Book Lover’s Day – photo session with my books?

10 Lazy Day – equal to sleep all day

15 Relaxation Day – spa, massage or mani and pedi?

18 Bad Poetry Day – yes, more poetry like mine, haha!

Now you that you met him your month will not be so boring at all! Imagine all these holidays? 🙂 Last month before we enter the BER months and the holidays are here again! Maligayang Pasko na!!!


Event: Be the HEROINE of your LIFE

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe


We all have our down moments, though I consider myself a happy gal, there were times I can’t escape loneliness and self-pity. But as you know, I am a believer of positivity! Yes, it’s one of my most used phrases “BE POSITIVE”. Being an optimist made me do things I never imagined I can. Guess what! It all lead to a BETTER ME!

Now, most of my friends know I love joining events like the one below. Since I am everyday working on how to become better, I know this is gonna be a great one. Sorry for the late invite, hoping you all can attend! Excited to hear GREAT and POWERFUL stories of women from different places.



Time to say no to the victim mentality. Time to refuse passivity. Time to stand up for yourself – because you are worth it.

Great stories happen when you choose to be the heroine of your own life; when you step out of the role of supporting character and embrace adventure, courage and hope.

Join us as we talk about heroism with Aia Arkoncel. It’s going to be a night of celebration wherein the celebrant is YOU.

June 17, 2013 • The Forum, Fully Booked High Street • P250 per head including food and drinks • RSVP @ betterstoryproject@gmail.com

See you there! – The Better Story Project

Saturdays and Baby showers

Saturdays are always fun. In fact, I love them, who wouldn’t want weekends and all the good things. Yesterday was an extra special one, I got invited to a baby shower. Yes! A baby shower but not the normal ones, this is a baby book shower. My friend Shine (previous Team Manager) is a bookworm she decided it’s best to collect books for her soon to be Baby, Rain (soon to be Rain and Shine! Weeee!). She sort of had an emergency before the party, she needed a new host. In short, she chose me and our friend Gem. I had a few doubts since I have not hosted any events like this before and honestly I think I forgot how to, lol! (can’t remember the last time I hosted). Good thing Shine briefed us on some information on how she wanted the party to go. So we had a few games like ‘guess my belly size’ and ‘guess baby rains’ birth date’. We also read mommy tips and wishes for Baby Rain. Of course, we do have a finale, book reading by the ever famous Bebang Siy (author of the book ‘It’s a Mens World‘) . She did an amazing job, it was my first time to hear “Biag ni Lam-ang” and I am sure I won’t forget her version. She is ‘laughable-talented’ and soon to be married, yey! One great ball of energy, everyone enjoyed her short show. Too sad I was not able to have a photo taken with her.

So now, let me share a few photos from yesterday :

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Moonleaf Tea Shop Thank you so much! Cozy place and perfect for events like this!

TM Shine, I do hope Baby Rain will love books like us. It is amazing that you want her to be a ‘bookworm’ at an early age. I know she will be, you are surrounded by books everywhere, like literally! 🙂 I enjoyed hosting the event with Gem, reading mommy tips from your friends was helpful (haha, feeling soon to be mom?) and of course wishes for Baby Rain were all so sweet. Now, I can’t wait to have my own since you volunteered to organize it, lol!

Have a safe delivery and you are gonna be a great mom, I just know it! Your kind words are appreciated.

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♥ Joycey