Author Archives: Southbrowneyes

These Sofa Cushions

We all have our favorite chairs and sofas we love to sit in and they become part of our life. We have had our living room furniture for a number of years, but recently, we noticed that the cushions were wearing so much that we had to do something. We were looking around stores to see what was available but we saw nothing which we liked better than our good old trusted furniture. Then a friend suggested we replace the cushions on our chairs and sofas. We found these sofa cushions and had cushions supplied which perfectly matched our existing furniture. We were so happy with the renewed support and comfort that we now have, plus we have our beloved seats still.

Raspberry Jam

Me and Petie had morning coffee at executive lounge in Holiday Inn & Suites Hotel in Manila when I saw 3 different kinds of jams that was served on our table.  The content was just 30 ml good for one person when you eat bread.  We didn’t eat bread, we just had coffee as we just finished our breakfast at 4th floor.  The three jams were orange marmalade, strawberry and raspberry.  I asked Petie if I could bring the raspberry jam home.  He said no but I insisted as I have not eaten raspberry my whole life.  But his decision was firmed so I gave up.  To my surprised, when we finished our coffee he took the raspberry jam on the other table for me.  I was so happy as I had eaten a raspberry jam even if it was not fresh fruit at least I tasted raspberry for the first time.  The taste was the same as strawberry fruit.  Yummy

Maroon T-shirt

I was surprised when Petie opened his present to me a maroon t-shirt with a print of “The London City England” with its famous landmarks design.  I immediately fit the t-shirt and I was happy it perfectly fits on me.  He really knows my size and on the following day, I wore the shirt already as I like it so much.  I am thankful and proud of wearing his shirt with a print of his beautiful place that I am praying, hopeful and looking forward to visit next year.

Amplifier’s Effects

My brother loves heavy metal music and loves to go to live gigs, particularly as his best friend is a guitarist in a band. As I wanted to celebrate my visa application to UK being declined, he invited me to a gig to see his friend play. It was the first time I had been to a live heavy metal concert and I loved the sound, the volume and the effects. I said this to my brother’s friend after the gig, and he was so pleased as the band had just bought some instruments at He said I could come to his gigs any time I want.

High School Reunion

I had been to a reunion party yesterday that was held at Business Class Bar & Restaurant in Lanang. Audrey and Mary Rose were my classmates abroad who paid for our party. I arrived first because I headed straight from work. I ordered light beer and tinkering my ipad while waiting for them. We drank beers before we ordered our dinner. We chatted a lot and took so many pictures while refreshing ourselves. My classmates who came were Meraflor, Armidelle, Jocelyn, Berlie, Jeanette, Jerome, Rito, Chris, Audrey, Mary Rose and me. The bar place has a nice ambience with free wifi, fully air-conditioned and has live band. We had so much fun jamming with the band. My classmates requested a happy birthday song dedicated to our classmate Rito. He was shocked because it was not his birthday actually. My classmate was just having fun with him. All in all, we had so much fun seeing each other again, sharing my abroad classmates their blessings with us. Many thanks to both of you, may God bless you more and will give you good health always working abroad.

Rimless Eyeglass

I couldn’t bear seeing my eyes near sight like reading my mobile text messages and ipad reading,  It’s hard reading small letters so I thought I need reading glass.  Though I have one but the glass lens is too small and painful on my nose.  I decided to have my eyes checked by the ophthalmologist the other week as I couldn’t read text messages anymore.  When he checked my eyes, I could see far sight letters but near sight I couldn’t read small letters.  He concluded that my grade was 175 and progressive.  He said after 5 years the grade of my eyes would reach to 250 then it will stop there and no medicine treatment just eyeglass.  I ordered rimless eyeglass as its light weight and it looks subtle when wearing it.  I am thankful I have reading eyeglass as I could see small letters now.

Floral Curtain Holder

Last week, I was in the mall to look for plastic container but I don’t like the rectangle shape. Until I went to curtain area and saw floral curtain holder.  I bought yellow gold color for our yellow gold curtain at home.  They have a lot of colors available but I chose the color that would match our curtain.  When I got home, I immediately use the floral curtain holder that I bought as it perfectly match the curtain that we are using now in our living room area.

Mother Necklaces

I always love jewelry in fact I invested so much jewelry for my collection.  From white gold to yellow gold jewelry such as necklace, ring, earrings, bracelet, bangle and watch.  It’s nice to invest on jewelry because its valuable things and you can pawn or loan in the pawnshop when you need money urgently or make it as collateral on loan transaction.  My mother loves jewelry too she has few collection for daily wear and special occasion from mother necklaces to earrings and rings as her investment. She loves wearing jewelry wherever she goes as her accessory.

Bonding With Joyce

After work, Joyce came to our office to pay her load and we headed to Victoria Plaza to pay for her water bill.  Then we went to Abreeza Mall for strolling.  We strolled around the mall, we visited body shop as they are on sale.  They have buy one take one Japanese cherry blossoms eau de toilette and body mist but we didn’t buy as I have so many perfumes at home.  But in fairness the perfume is so fragrant and very feminine.  We visited shoe saloon, the wedge that I like was there so I had the chance fitting them but the price was so pricey compared to online selling.  I better wait for my order online than buying at the mall to save more money.  We visited Saizen, a Japanese Store I bought one liter of dish washing liquid and ice tray with cover.  We were so tired window shopping so we decided to have dinner at KFC.  We both ordered supreme bowl chicken ala king with rice, mushroom sauce and corn and soft drink.  The food was yummy and worth the price we paid.  We were so full and went home.  It was nice to have a bonding with my friend after so many months that we had not visited Abreeza.

Happy Birthday Mama

Today is the birthday of my mama.  She is turning 74 now.  We prepare some foods for her birthday.  Ate made her macaroni salad, bought lechon manok, pancit for long life and soft drinks.  To add more food I also bought moist chocolate cake and pancit malabon for long life.  I thank God for giving my mama long life and I hope she will have more birthdays to come, more blessful years and good health always .  My mama is the best mother that I could be proud of.  Happy birthday mama and happy mother’s day.