Thursday, July 26, 2012

Coming Home to Manduae Foam : Your Home, Your Imagination

Are you guys fascinated with furniture too? If i will be given a chance to renovate our house, I will definitely grab that opportunity to input some sort of a stylish approach to it. Renovation is not just referring to major construction, it's not just about repair or rebuilding. Renovation is simply defined as a process of restoration to a former better state. If you want to make your house more appealing then renovation is the answer and keep in mind that there are many ways to do this process in a very inexpensive manner. A simple rearranging of furniture is actually good enough to give your house a new look.
"Your home, your imagination" ~ a perfect statement that can be applied appropriately for our topic today. If you want to make your house more appealing and captivating, then you better explore your imagination and exert your creativity so that you can come up with a brilliant idea. This is exactly the same theme of Manduae Foam, one of the leading furniture store in the Philippines.
Originated from Manduae Cebu, Manduae Foam quickly expanded to its neighboring provinces and eventually extended their branches to Manila and nearby Luzon areas.
Mandaue Foam aims to provide very affordable and high quality foam and furniture products to the Filipino people. I actually went over their site to check their stylish furniture and I came up with an idea to pick three of my most favorite.
Since I 've been aiming to have my own working place at home, this XG2012 Office Table is the first furniture that caught my attention. What makes it really ideal is that , the table is not too spacy and is perfect enough for someone like me who has an average size house. The price is Php3900. Not bad actually the prize is way far beyond my expectation. I thought it is more expensive that that.
If there's one room in our house where I spent most of my time, that would be our bed room. I do not have my own bed room and I been sharing our old bed with my little brothers. This Galvin Single Bed is very ideal for us because it comes up with a pull out bed which will save more space in our room if the bed is not in use. I think having such furniture in replacement to our old one is quite a practical choice.
Now, since we love movies that much and my siblings and I used to do DVD Marathon together, I personally would like to have this stylish. This Hank Media Cabinet is very ideal for us., it provides enough space for my mom's decorative pieces too.
You can check more of their furniture by visiting their official webpage here or better yet watch their cinematic TV Commercial showcasing most of their elegant furniture.

Now since I have mentioned something about movie, are you guys excited for the upcoming The Bourne Legacy? A Bourne movie without Matt Damon is really something new and very interesting. Jeremy Renner (aka Mr Hawk Eye of the Avengers) will take Matt Damon's place. What makes this film more exciting is that most of the films are taken here in the Philippines.
This is something I will never miss. Watch the Film's newest trailer below.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Secret to a Long Lasting Relationship

Ever been in a long distance relationship?
Well I did but I don't think my love story is sweet and romantic enough to be shared here. So instead of telling you my story, I'm going to share my parents love story instead and how they managed to keep their relationship strong despite of all the trials that they've been through. I am currently not into any relationship but I am confident enough to say that God is probably too busy right now in writing the best and the most romantic love story for me. After all, I don't like to enter a relationship for the sake of having one. The right girl will come on the right place at the right time. Anyway, my mom and dad has been together for 24 years. One more year to go and they will be celebrating their Silver anniversary. Being together for such a long period of time is not a big joke because they both went through series of challenges and trials in their life that test their faith to each other.
My dad was a former seaman. He was an overseas worker and used to spend most of his time abroad.
As far as I can remember he used to spend 7-10 months working abroad and we are lucky enough if his employer will grant him a four month vacation. That's the only time that we can spend our time with him that's why we're making the most out of it. If we find it hard to deal with such kind of scenario, we knew that our mom felt ten times harder than our situation.

There's no internet during that time and my mom can't mail my dad either since he's working on a ship. Communication can only be done through phone calls and my mom has to follow my dad's break schedule which is usually during 1 am to 4 am in the morning. It became their daily routine.
I would be lying if I said that my parents never had any conflict or misunderstanding. We've seen them quarrel and we've heard my mom shouting over the phone but that's pretty normal and the good thing is that they both managed to solve their issue before it gets worst. Being in a long distance relationship is probably one of the hardest and most crucial situation between 2 married couples. It will definitely test their faith to each other. So i personally asked my mom about the secret of their long lasting relationship and here's what she has to say:
"We managed to stay strong by simply trusting each other. I know it is quite a risk but we both made it through. I trust him and I love him and that is good enough for me to convince myself that he will not be tempted to enter be with another woman because I know he feel the same way for me. We believe in our marriage and the vows that we made and that's what matters most to keep our relationship strong" [translated from Tagalog]
How your relationships stays strong despite hindrances and hardships?

"We both make sure that we fix our problem before it gets worst. Communication is very important in our relationship. We make sure that we spend quality time to each other despite of our distance. Actually, unlike today, we can only communicate via phone calls. We do not have Facebook accounts or any form of communication via Internet. It's hard but I am glad that we managed to survive"

What's the Hardest challenge that you encountered?
" I remember we had an issue before about this girl who was rumored to be his mistress which almost kill our relationship. But It was actually my fault. I went to believe those rumors without even asking my husband about the real deal between them. Everything is nothing but a rumor and none of them are true. Maybe i was just too paranoid that time but God is really good because we were able to save our marriage. Oh and we learned our own lesson too."

What is your greatest sacrifice to make him feel more loved?
" You know what, the fact that I used to spend 8 to 10 consecutive months without him is actually a big sacrifice on my end and I'm sure he felt the same way. But the thing here is that we are not just lovers here, we are also your parent and we are responsible for raising you well. These sacrifice , your dad's sacrifice was dedicated for you and your younger siblings"

Now, who's my mom inspiration? Of course it came from my grandparents. My Lolo and Lola have been together for 54 years and even my grandpa died last 2000, my grandma still celebrate their anniversary every year until she left us two years ago. Their love for each other is truly unconditional which serve as our inspiration too. I am not getting any younger and I'm sure I will come to a point that I have to sacrifice myself for my family as well. I might also work abroad for my family and I will definitely take my parent's story as my inspiration.
My dad suffered from mild stroke last 2001 which made half of his body paralyzed. My mom is currently taking care of him and spending most of her time for my dad. It is truly an inspiration for all of us and I am very grateful to have a loving parents like them. It is now our time to bring the courtesy back and help them in their situation.
Their story might not be as inspiring or as complicated as the three couples shown in this video below but their romantic love story is good enough to motivate and inspire us. Feel free to Watch Tide with Downy video entitled "Pag-ibig na Pangmatagalan" (Long lasting Love)

Interestingly, Tide and Downy came up with this cute and inspiring campaign. Tide with Downy Bangong Padala campaign invited couples to share their love stories and photos exemplifying their love that lasts even though they are separated by distance. Out of 100 entries, the top 3 were chosen and was featured in this very special video.
With the help of Mr Ivan Henares, he will take an exciting journey in three selected destinations. The first one is the inspiring love story between Nicholas and her wife Cecille who has been longing for his husband who needed to work far from his family. The second one is the heartwarming relationship of Hazel and Arnel Bustillo who is a soldier and who used to spend most of his time in the army. The third one is almost identical to my mom's situation. It features the long distance relationship of Emmanuel and Myrna Marapao.
How about you guys? Do you have any story to share about long distance relationship? How do you manage to keep your relationship strong despite of that difficult situation?

Saturday, July 14, 2012


This is a repost from my March 2008 Entry




If you go to Dubai you will oftenly see this kind of natural ventilation! A Wind Tower is a structure seen on ancient buildings of the Middle East, particularly Iran and Bahrain. This acted like a natural air conditioner creating a soothing effect in the harsh conditions of the desert



dream land aquapark is the first ever waterpark in United Arab Emirates
dubai is definetely holding all the "-est" in the world as they got the world's


they also got the record of the BIGGEST BOX OF CHOCOLATE,and BIGGEST BOWL OF SPAGHETTI







The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, a company owned by the Dubai government. It is one of three islands called The Palm Islands which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 km. The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) under development by Nakheel. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE

The Palm Jumeirah is in the shape of a palm tree. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11 kilometre-long breakwater. The island is 5 kilometres by 5 kilometres and its total area is larger than 800 football pitches[1]. The crown is connected to the mainland by a 300-metre bridge and the crescent is connected to the top of the palm by a subsea tunnel. Over the next few years, as the tourism phases develop, The Palm Jumeirah is touted as soon to be one of the world’s premier resorts. The Palm Island is the self-declared 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. The island will double the length of the Dubai coastline


"Emirates Tower"

The Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, also referred to as Emirates Tower Two, is a 56-floor five-star business hotel in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The hotel includes 40 luxury suites and is operated by the Jumeirah International Group. Connected with 54-floor Emirates Office Tower by a retail boulevard, the two towers form the Emirates Towers complex. At a structural height of 309 metres (1,014 ft), Emirates Towers Hotel is the smaller of the two of the sister towers. It ranks as the 29th-tallest building in the world. It is the world's 3rd-tallest all-hotel building. Construction was completed on April 15, 2000
(not satisfied with the first one? well take a deep breath here)


The Burj Al Arab is a luxury hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates managed by the Jumeirah Group and built by Said Khalil. It was designed by Tom Wright of WS Atkins PLC. At 321 metres (1,053 ft), it is the tallest building used exclusively as a hotel.[2] However, the Rose Tower, also in Dubai, which has already topped Burj Al Arab's height, will take away this title upon its opening in April 2008. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 metres (919 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai's urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat

The Burj Al Arab has attracted criticism as well as praise, described as "a contradiction of sorts, considering how well-designed and impressive the construction ultimately proves to be." The contradiction here seems to be related to the hotel’s extreme opulence. "This extraordinary investment in state-of-the-art construction technology stretches the limits of the ambitious urban imagination in an exercise that is largely due to the power of excessive wealth." Another critic includes the city of Dubai as well: "both the hotel and the city, after all, are monuments to the triumph of money over practicality. Both elevate style over substance." Yet another: "Emulating the quality of palatial interiors, in an expression of wealth for the mainstream, a theater of opulence is created in Burj Al Arab … The result is a baroque effect".Sam Wollaston writing in The Guardian described the Burj as "...fabulous, hideous, and the very pinnacle of tackiness - like Vegas after a serious, no-expense-spared, sheik-over".

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Here's our Top Commentators list for the month of June. Thank you guys for all the support. I know I'm not that productive lately but I will try my best to update my blogs as frequent as I could. ^_^.

TOP 5 COMMENTATORS (JUNE 2012) (Based on the Number of Comments)

FIRST COMMENTER (FC) OF THE MONTH (Based on the Number of FC's *)
1. Lawrence

TOP 3 MOST FREQUENT COMMENTATORS (JUNE 2012)(Based on the number of Visits per Post)
1. Lawrence
2. Twilight Man
3. Foongpc/ Ishmael Ahab/ Anney / Mel Alarilla

*Check Mariuca's First Commenter's Club Here

Monday, July 2, 2012

Seven Random Things About Bluedreamer

I'm back from a short break. I attended the premiere screening of The Amazing Spiderman last Friday. I won a pair of ticket from Nuffnang and I will post the rest of the details in my personal blog soon (It's Me! Bluedreamer!). I know I have lots of things to catch up again but before anything else, I would like to share you an Award given to me by "Lawrence" of Colors and Grays.
I got another Versatile Award and I'm really grateful about it. It has been awhile guys since we have this portion so let me grab this opportunity to share this award with you.

The award comes up with Three rules.
1. Thank the blogger who gave you this award. Don’t forget to link his/her blog.
2. Post seven random things about you.
3. Give the award to 15 other bloggers you love and let them know you gave them this award.

Again thank you "Lawrence" for such a wonderful gift of appreciation. I've been into blogging for more than five years now and these blogging awards motivate me a lot to continue my passion. I'm really grateful to meet another cool blogger like you so thank you my friend.

Seven Random Things About Me
I've done this before so I think I should come up with a new list so here we go.

  1. I'm a frustrated Comics Illustrator LOL
  2. I'm a certified Anime and Cosplay fanatic
  3. I'm a big fan of Alanis Morissette, Adele, Dolly Parton and Taylor Swift
  4. I'm an Insomniac
  5. I love making Art crafts with my brother (Check our Art Blog Here)
  6. I'm eager to start an online business soon,,,, (wish me luck)
  7. I'm a Resident Evil and Silent Hill Fan

(Unreleased version of Resident Evil LOL)

Now, It's time to share this award to my fellow bloggers.

  1. Wenn of Experiences
  2. Yvonne of From TAIPING with L♥VE
  3. Lina of Life in My Own Backyard
  4. Twilight Man of TWILIGHT ZONE
  5. mynameisJohn of What's On my Mind
  6. Mai Yang of Flora the Most Awesome Goddess
  7. Simple Person of Simple Life
  8. Merryn of Home is Where my Heart Is
  9. Eric Lee of Ericleeh Can Go Very Far?
  10. Kianfai of Kianfai87
  11. Ishmael Ahab of Before the Eastern Sunset
  12. Enveeus of
  13. Yan of Blog With Yan
  14. Mariuca of Meow Diaries
  15. thecuriousme of The Curious Me

Have a great day guys. Will post our Top 10 Commentators Ranking tomorrow. See yah!

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