Feb 27, 2014

House Construction in Bohol - Part 1

On February 8 of 2014, I flew to Bohol to get the whole "house construction" going. So blessed to have an understanding and supportive Husband who always agrees with whatever decision/plan(s) I have in mind. I just can't believe how lucky I am with Daniel. This "house-construction" is our joined project. This is our second major investment together, fishpond was our first. 

Building our own house is a dream that every one of us has, and bringing it into reality is something that takes efforts of a lifetime! That is why when we begin the project of bringing this dream into reality and build our dream home, everything has to be just about perfect. Hence, a lot of meticulous planning and preparation followed by clinical execution is required. In this post, I will be sharing some of the photos I have taken of what has been done when I was in Bohol last weekend. 

My team was pretty quick. They were able to finished 6 foundations/posts in just one day. It is essential that the foundation is laid properly as the stability of the entire structure depends on it. I did few inspections to ensure that the job was properly done.

So this was a rough overview of what has been done while I was there. As you can see, many hands and heads were involved and every step to building a home, and it requires the specialized effort from various people working under the close supervision of a builder whom you commission the job to. 

It is absolutely essential that you personally oversee every one of the steps to building a house, as after all you are going to live there and it's your dream taking shape into reality! I can't wait to see the final result of our little-dream-home!

Feb 24, 2014

Brunch at Manna Korean Garden Restaurant in Makati

Conveniently located at #5650 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion in Makati City, Manna Korean Garden Restaurant is quite famous among food bloggers. After work, along with my office mates, we stroll around P. Burgos to search for an open Korean Restaurant. It took us half an hour walking around the area and finally found a place to eat. I've read few good reviews about this place as one of the most recommended Korean restaurants by both Filipinos and Koreans, so why not give it a try right?!

We ordered Samgyopsal, Bulgogi, Doeji Gochujang Bulgogi, Yulmu Naeng Myun, Galbi Yookgaejang, Lapu-lapu Gul, Tukbokki (my fave!), Sogogi Haejangkuk and Soondooboo Tchigae. And we had Soju! haha! 

Here are the beef and pork meat - grilling time! I’m always so amused when your food is being cooked right before you. :)
These are the side dishes served with the meat. Actually, these condiments will always come along automatically with any order. There's tofu, been sprout, potatoes, sauce, miso soup, and of course my favorite kimchi!

And this is the spicy rice cake (Tukbokki)! One of my favorites! This food taste really really really good! Definitely a must try. 

I totally forgot the name of this stew. Not sure if it's bean-paste or kimchi. haha! But it does taste really good.

My Korean rice and Lapu-lapu (Lapu-lapu Gul ) fish on top of it. The Korean rice taste better than our own rice here in PI. Not sure why. Lol

I never missed to try their famous SOJU! But I only had 1 shot. Hahahaha

Of course we had some Korean Ice Cream after our huge meal. This is like some kind of ice cream sandwich or wafer with ice cream in it. I can't really describe this one lol.

I am starting to love Korean food! I love their spicy flavors, unique taste and combination of ingredients and their presentation. By the way, don’t expect any high-end interiors or fancy decorations in this restaurant. This is the 1st Korean restaurant I have eaten in and I am very satisfied. They are a little pricey but it's worth it. Super great dinner! Good food and good conversations. I can’t wait to try out the other Korean Restaurants here in Makati.

Have you guys tried Korean Food? What's your favorite? Share your Korean Food experiences in the comment box! Thanks.

Location and Contact Information: 
Manna Korea Garden Restaurant
#5650 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Telephone: +632 897-6799
Mobile Number: +63917 525-6150

Feb 18, 2014

Fake Friends Quotes, Backstabber Quotes, Two-faced Friends Quotes and Sayings.

This post may look familiar to some of you. I have a really good list of backstabber quotes and fake friends’ sayings that were posted at my Stellarhoney blog page but unfortunately I lost that. But thought I'd make another one for those who are having hard time dealing with their so-called-friends. You are not alone! Here are some of my favorite backstabber quotes that I'd like to share with you. 

1.) Fake; it’s the latest trend, and everyone seems to be in style.

2.) When shit goes down, sides are taken. That's when you find out who is real and whose faking.

3.) You are like a penny, two-faced and worthless.

4.) Fake friends are around when you are cool. True friends are around even if they think you're a fool.

5.) True friends are always there for you. Fake friends only appear when they want something from you.

6.) Cry over cuts and stitches not bastards and bitches.

7.) If gossip were food, many people would be overweight.

8.) I’d rather have an enemy who admits they hate me, instead of a friend who secretly put me down.

9.) False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us when we cross into the shade.

10.) If you’re talking about me behind my back that just means my life is obviously more interesting than yours.

11.) My name must taste good ’cause it’s always in your mouth.

12.) A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.

13.) A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.

14.) Don't be ashamed of finding out who your fake friends are, be happy for never being one of them.

15.) Backstabbers operate out of insecurity, believing they have to have perfect order to eliminate any threat to their power. - Les Parrott

16.) Bestfriends has 11 letters, but so does Backstabber. - Wiz Khalifa

17.) What goes around comes around. That’s what people say. So all the pain you caused me will come back to you someday.

18.) Nowadays there’s no honor, only drama. Your friend today can be your enemy tomorrow.

19.) If you ran like your mouth, you’d be in good shape.

20.) An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Buddha

21.) When your up, your friends know who you are. When you're down, you know who your friends are. 

22.) You can't laugh last If I stab you in the throat with the knife you left in my back.

23.) Insecurity is the reason why Backstabbers are born.

24.) Life doesn’t change, but people do. So learn to accept that not everybody is who you thought you knew.

25.) I was the one who said things changed; you were the one who proved it. 

26.) Friendship is not capable of ending for if it ends it is only because it never existed. 

27.) I'll never forget what you did to me, but I'll never let you know I remember. 

28.) If you’re having doubts about whether you can actually trust a person...chances are you can't. 

This isn't a complete list. I'll be adding some more in here when I get a chance again. I hope these quotes would help you go through everything you have to deal right now. Remember, in dealing with backstabbers, there was one thing I learned. They're only powerful when you got your back turned.

Starting all over again!

Today is February 19th of 2014 in the Philippines. Last night, I was sad that Google deleted my “Stellarhoney” blog due to some issues. If I listened to my judgment, I could have avoided learning this lesson the hard way. It is indeed a hard pill to swallow, but I guess it is time to let go. It's about time to say goodbye to my hundred followers and my million page views. It is what it is. 

My name again is Maria, and this will be my new blog. I am starting all over again. Starting from scratch again, and hopefully I will be able to reach the same number of viewers or readers I had back with Stellarhoney page. I hope you guys will support this blog page as much as you did for Stellarhoney. Thank you so much in advance.

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