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HongKong’s Grandest Shopping Malls (Top 1/5)

Since my family and I are going to be in Hongkong in a few days I tried to look for shopping malls that we can check. I came across 5 top shopping malls that I will be posting in the next few days.

First and grandest shopping mall in Hongkong is Pacific Place.

Located at 88 Queensway, Admiralty. This shopping mall is known all over Hongkong for being “swanky”. They said that it looks more of a hotel than a shopping mall. This shopping mall has three levels and top floors have the swank boutiques and designer shops. The lower levels on the other hand, have more of the common shops that we usually see everyday.

They boast for having Hong Kong’s only Dan Ryan’s outlet, a pair of five star hotels, the Island Shangri-La and JW Mariott and a cinema.

Pacific Place’s Flagship Stores:
Hong Kong Seibu, Lane Crawford

Fashion:
Agnes b., Armani, Burberry, Dior, Dolce and Gabbana, Emporio Armani, French Connection, Gucci, Hermes, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vutton, Prada, Shanghai Tang, Ted Baker, Versace, Vivienne Tam

Shoes and Bags:
Church’s, Coach, Fendi Sergio Rossi

Jewelry:
Bvlgari, Cartier, Montblanc, Piaget, Tiffany and Co

Electronics:
Bang and Olufsen, Hong Kong Records

Where to Find Great Food:
Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill (American), Grappa’s (Italian), Metropolitan Café (Sandwiches), Zen Chinese Cuisine (Cantonese/Dim Sum), Triple O’s (Fast Food/Hamburgers), Thai Basil (Thai)

Seven Random Facts About Me.

Instruction: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

So, here are the 7 random facts about me:
- I’m the ultimate worrier!
- I’m now a big fan of Patrick Demsey and Grey’s Anatomy!
- But I still love One Tree Hill and currently saving up to buy the season 4 DVDs (tamad ako mag-download).
- I’ve been a programmer for 7 years (and counting)!
- I cried at commercials when I was pregnant
- I love GOD above all
- I’m a shoe-bag-wallet addict!

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Getting to Know me thru the Alphabet

Instructions: Each player starts with 7 random habits/facts about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!

1. I used to be a web developer
2. I love to travel
3. I love to go to the beach
4. I’m a first time Mom to Alex
5. After 10 mos of dating, Hubby and I got engaged!
6. I grew up in Mindanao
7. So, I know how to speak Bisaya. :)

A – Age: 29

B – Band Listening To Right Now: none

C – Career: Account Representative working from home while taking care of my Baby :)

D – Drink or Smoke: I drink occassionally, I used to smoke but not anymore

E – Easiest Friends To Talk To: Hubby and household in CFC

G – Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: both (cola flavor is my fave!)

H – Have a Boyfriend: none, Hubby meron

I – In love: to Hubby and Alex

J – Junk Food You Like: Potato Chips and Popcorn (is this junk?)

K – Kids: One and Only Alex

L – Longest Ride Ever: On our way home from Bicol (I don’t think I’ll ever do it again!)

N – Names For Your Future Kids: hmmmm…Nathan, Nikki, Joseph, and more

O – One Wish You Have Now: I wished to have our own home and I got it this year (thank God!)

P – Phobias: giving birth :(

Q – Favorite Quote: Live well, Laugh much, and Love often

R – Reasons To Smile: I’m blessed and loved by God through Hubby and Alex and my family

S – Sleeping Hours: 10:30pm onwards

T – Time You Woke Up: 8-9am

U – Unknown Fact About You: I became a “softie” right after I gave birth

V – Vegetable You Hate: i love all the veggies!

W – Worst Habit: surfing internet for the whole day

X – X-rays You’ve Had: chest and tooth

Y – Yummy Foods: everything!

Z – Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Remove The Lies In Your Mind by Bo Sanchez

You have lies in your mind.

These lies have stolen much of your joy and blessings.

Here’s the problem: You don’t know they’re lies.

My friend priest told me this hilarious story.

One day, a priest saw a group of kids surrounding a dog.

Curious, he came over and asked, “What are you doing?”

One kid said, “Father, we’re arguing as to who would own this stray dog. We all want him. So we decided that the one who can say the biggest lie would take home the dog.”

The priest shook his head and said, “That’s wrong! Do you know that lying is bad? It’s against the commandments of God. Do you know that when I was your age, I never told a single lie?”

For a moment, there was silence. All the kids looked very sad. The priest was happy. He felt his message hit home.

Finally, the smallest boy said, “Okay, no one can beat that. Give him the dog.”

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8 Facts About Yourself Tag.

In the 8 Facts About Yourself, you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. Then at the end you tag at least 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going. Here are the rules.

RULES:
* Each blogger must post these rules first.
* Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.****

Here’s mine:
1. I’ve been working for 8 years already
2. I haven’t watched a movie since February
3. I love to eat!
4. I love to travel
5. I can stay in front of the computer for 1 whole day without getting tired :D
6. I’ve been married for 3 years now.
7. I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years! Yey!
8. I love to do digital scrapbooking.

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One More Thing

List ONE of each. ONLY one. Nothing else!

Pet Peeve: Disrespectful people
Favorite Candy: Hmmm, none in particular
Biggest Fear: Seeing a ghost!
Biggest Challenge: Giving birth
Favorite Department Store: SM of course! :) Items are cheap!
Most Used Word:
Favorite Pizza Topping: Mozarella Cheese
Favorite Cartoon Character: Tom & Jerry
Movie Recently Watched: Enchanted (with Patrick Demsey – so cute!)
Favorite Fruit: Lansones (and a lot more!)
Favorite Vegetable: Nothing in particular, I love all the veggies

Snag this if you want! ;)

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Losing the Romance

This is a very nice read (sent through my email) for married couples. I admit, I can totally relate to this!

Read on…

My husband is an Engineer by profession, I love him for his steady

nature, and I love the warm feeling when I lean against his broad shoulders.

Three years of courtship and now, four years into marriage, I would have to

admit, that I am getting tired of it. The reasons of me loving him before,

has now transformed into the cause of all my restlessness.

I am a sentimental woman and extremely sensitive when it comes to a

relationship and my feelings, I yearn for the romantic moments, like a

little girl yearning for candy. My husband, is my complete opposite, his

lack of sensitivity, and the inability of bringing romantic moments into

our marriage has disheartened me about love. One day, I finally decided to

tell him my decision, that I wanted a divorce.

“Why?” he asked, shocked. “I am tired, there are no reasons for

everything in the world!” I answered.

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I Fell in Love Again by Bo Sanchez

Life is About Creating Memories

I just came from And I fell in love with the loveliest woman on the planet.

And on the white powdery sands of this beautiful island, I got married again.

But I’m getting ahead of the story.

First of all, I had to propose a decent proposal.

I did it at our regular weekly prayer meeting called the FEAST in Manila.

As a surprise.

Marowe, who knew nothing of my plan, was sitting at the front row. At the end of my talk, I went down the stage, stood in front of her, planted one knee on the ground, and whipped out a diamond ring in a red little box.

“Marowe, will you marry me…again?”

With tears streaming down her cheeks, she said, “Of course!”

The next day, we flew to Boracay for our wedding—part two.

With us were our two boys, plus both sides of our family, plus Fr. Steve Tynan, my spiritual director. All in all, 28 people.

Before I tell you what happened, let me give you a little background…

Ten years ago, my wife wanted a small, private wedding.

But we didn’t have one. Because I wanted everyone who attended the FEAST to join us. I explained to her that my Community is my spiritual family and I couldn’t think of not celebrating this great event without them. She was convinced and we had a grand wedding attended by a thousand people.

Expensive, right? Wrong. The reception was potluck. I asked everyone to bring food and they did. When we ended, people brought home bags of food.

But that was ten years ago.

Today was going to be different, I told her.

I promised Marowe that our second wedding would be very, very private.

So private, it will only be attended by 28 people. Just parents, brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces.

Let me describe to you that incredible event.

Early in the morning, we marched off to the beach.

I was wearing—what else—a pair of blue jeans and a white top.

I requested all the guests to do the same.

My bride, on the other hand, wore a simple, knee-high, white sundress that blew in the gentle wind. In her hand, a bouquet of pink tulips. She was a picture of loveliness.

Fr. Steve, who was also present in our wedding ten years ago, was again officiating our Renewal of Marriage Vows.

With the blue sky above us, the majestic sea in front of us, and the shiny sand on our feet, we said our “I Do’s” again.

I cannot describe the joy I felt.

I knew I created a memory.

When Should You Splurge?

When You Create Memories

I’m a preacher of the simple life.

In fact, I wrote two books on simplicity. And my third book on money, the 8 Secrets of the Truly Rich, I exhorted everyone to save and invest.

Today, I’m asking you to splurge and invest.

That’s right. Splurge!

I splurged for that diamond ring in that red little box.

I splurged for our Boracay trip.

I splurged for the pink tulips.

But it was all worth it.

I was still investing. But of a different kind.

I was investing on memories.

I now believe that life is about creating memories.

When we’ll be both happy ninety years olds, still holding hands in the sunset of our lives, we’ll look back at our tenth wedding anniversary. And we’ll cherish the fantastic moment of getting married all over again on the beach of Boracay, surrounded by the special people we love.

And we’ll say, as we do now, “It was all worth it.”

To read more and check out their photos, click here!

When My Best Plans Don’t Happen by Bo Sanchez

Here’s my question to you: What do you do when your best plans don’t happen? You have two choices:

1. You can curse God in anger.

2. Or you can sigh with God in surrender. And wonder what hidden blessing He is giving you through your problems.

I love this article. Check it out here!

5 Weirdest Things About Me Tag

RULE: Post the 5 weird things about myself. I used to think that I’m weird but when it took me awhile to think about those 5 things, I just realized that wow, I’m not really THAT weird after all!

1. (take note: I didn’t want to post this, but hubby insisted!) At this age, I still LOVE to hold a blankie (hubby calls it security blanket) when I sleep (haha!). And sometimes, my baby would grab that blankie (agawan kme! :D ).

2. When it was my first time in boracay, I was so amazed with how the sand was so fine that I tried to taste it (making sure that it wasn’t polvoron). Now, that’s weird huh?! :) Another weird thing related to this, when I was in the US and it was snowing (my first time to see snow), I also tried to taste it! haha!

3. When taking a bath, even if it’s summer time or noon time, I would still want hot water for my bath.

4. I would ask the same question over and over again to hubby. Is that weird or just plain makulit??

5. Lastly, when I was in the US, during summer, the heater in my hotel was turned on! Just a proof that I’m really from a tropical country. hehehe!

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