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Relief

Relief

After tonsillitis I had cough…which is what I hate the most because it makes my throat so effin itchy and I really can’t afford to have itchy throat due to the nature of my work.

A good friend of mine suggested taking lozenges, specifically this…Pei Pa Koa.
Aside from the regular antitussive meds., drinking a lot of water…avoiding too much sweet foods and/or any irritants I was able to survive!

Yey!
My throat’s not itchy anymore πŸ˜€
But I cannot celebrate yet, naaah not yet….

I’ve been craving for ice cream for days b/c it’s so freaking hot but I wont risk it.

Lozenges, is such a big help, I soooo love this, because it’s a little sweet but it gives such a soothing feeling…

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JIMZ trip to the city of pines

Hey there everyone, I’ve mentioned about our trip to Bagiuo City last December,well I just finish the 1st set of photos that I’m going to share – geeez after almost 4 mos πŸ˜€

And in case you’re wondering who or what JIMZ is, that’s actually us πŸ˜€ , J is for Joyce, I for Issa ( I prefer calling her Marisa or Gov ), M for Mimi (pot) and Z for Zandra.

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~ our room, since we only need this for sleeping purposes we thought of not getting a room in a hotel…this is actually a room being used by college students but since they were on holiday leave this room was available for “short time travelers” like us.

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: Dinner , Grilled Hito (catfish), Fried Chicken, Inihaw na Liempo and Sinigang na Baboy.

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~ After our sumptuous meal we thought of going to the bazaar, the entire road was closed filled with vendors selling various stuff, if I remember it right the bazaar starts from 9 PM to 2AM. Mimi and Zee did a photo op wearing those cute hats while we’re in the middle of the bazaar…but they bought something else πŸ˜€

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~ Sunday Morning at Bagiuo City, we woke up a little early so we can visit as many tourist spots as we can, our room’s at the most top so this is actually our view – houses, roofs…

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~ watching Gossip Girl while waiting for Z, who really took her time prettifying herself πŸ˜€

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Β Our 1st stop : a walk at Burnham Park, I fell in love with those trees, I think they’re really beautiful.

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~ Henna Dutdut (Tattoo), that’s the closest thing that I can get. I really wanted to have a real tattoo, but my skin is too sensitive, a tiny scratch will look pretty horrible in a few seconds… what more if I get a tattoo.SAM_3208

~ waaaah! It tickles πŸ˜€SAM_3209

~ You think it’s their first time to watch a girl getting a henna tattoo? They seem pretty amazed…

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~ fairy god mother, always wanted to have one. It was just a dream/fantasy that I had ever since I was a kid.

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Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  ~ another henna tattoo, on my ring finger – wish it was real 😦

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~ Henna Tattoo artists. What’s amazing is that they’re both students and they will use the money for school expenses πŸ™‚SAM_3236-horz

~ while walking, looking for a nice place to have breakfast.

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~ while Mimi and Gov went to use the loo, me and Z saw this, amazing wood carving.SAM_3244

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~ another wood carvings, those were the igorots,native inhabitants of Baguio City.

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breakfast.
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~ Mimi felt like it was her house because of those extraordinary Β small stairs.

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~ showing off her hennas.SAM_3255_tranquil

I guess we can call it a friendship henna tattoo πŸ™‚
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SAM_3264Photo Op πŸ˜€

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Beethoven! You guys remember that movie? St.Bernards are soooo big! I love touching and hugging this very huge but cute creature, I wish I could play with him for a little longer.SAM_3273-tile

Horsey Ride – yeah, giddyup!giddyup!
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holding hands while walking, she is like my little sister πŸ™‚
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at The Mines View Park, with my younger sister (Mimi) and my older sister (Marisa).SAM_3286

my GFs/BFFs/Sisters : Zee, Mimi and Marisa.

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Pasalubong πŸ˜€ These are the first few items I bought. (1) Floral Fan for my mom, (2) Bonnet for my sweet Jo, (3) Strawberry Jam,(4) hand crocheted coin purse (a)round black & yellow was my gift to JP (my sister’s bf), (b) strawberry was my gift to my sister, (c) white & yellow was my gift to my Aunt, (5) colorful long socks for me (6) black socks for my sweet Jo and (7) Disney travelling bag for all my stuff πŸ˜€Β SAM_3302

stairs – the 2nd flight of stairs on the transient house we stayed in.There were about 4 stairs πŸ˜€SAM_3303

Snack Time @ SM Baguio City // my favorite potato chips twisted powdered with cheese – yum!SAM_3304

The mall was full of people, food court is jam packed! So we decided to just sit on the floor and enjoy our snacks.SAM_3319

A must go to place : Baguio Cathedral. From what I know this has been built for a very long time ago, the interior design can take you to back to history πŸ™‚SAM_3323

We also visited the Pink Sisters Cathedral which is also a very solemn/nice place, then we thought of going to the famous Haunted White House since it was just around the corner, but I saw this. Thought of taking a picture since I was enjoying this journey with my friends.

This is it for now, but there’s more πŸ™‚ I promise, ha ha.

But thanks for dropping by, got to sleep now, xOxO

Daily Prompt : Menagerie

Do you have animals in your life? If yes, what do they mean to you? If no, why have you opted not to?

I thought it was a crazy idea when a friend told me about her friend who’s an old maiden but have fur babies…I grew up with dog(s), when one passed away mom will surely get a new one or two…but when I was younger I only look at them as playmate, someone who watch over the house when their masters not around, a bodyguard….a man’s best friend.

I never gave any emotions or like an in-depth relationship with our dogs, not until we have 3 dogs and they died like one after the other. I was in high school when that happened, one day I was playing with 3 cute puppies…one day we woke up, Cha-Cha’s no longer breathing…I thought at least we still have Chyna and Yanek, but Yanek died only a few days after Cha-Cha…Chyna fought a little longer, she was the eldest and the sweetest of them all. She wants to be carried all the time, like a real baby…but I guess we were too late to save them all, when they were given to us they might’ve some bacteria/virus already and we were not able to bring them to the vet for the vaccines.

After Chyna left, we decided not have any dog or pet for a while, but I guess we all miss having one. A friend gave us “brownout”, we brought her to the vet right away and she got all the vaccines she needed, “satine” or tintin was given by another friend, and got complete vaccines too, couple of years ago, my brother in law brought home “goldee”.

So we got 3 dogs again…during the time that I was single, they’ve become my fur babies πŸ˜€ actually up until this point…they are still and will always be my baby ( i just thought of Mariah Carey’s song…always be my baby :D)

They’ve been the best friend I ever had, I can tell them my problems, my heart aches, rants and all that and they never judged me…they wont say anything that can hurt me, they’re just there, listening to me, looking at me like they can understand the words I’m saying…and there are times when I look into their eyes, it’s like they’re telling me everything’s gonna be okay.

It’s a great feeling to always come home and then you have your fur babies so excited, running to you, jumping, barking, wanting for you to carry them so they can lick you face and just hug you.

Sad part of this, after 10 years Tintin passed away, she died Oct of 2011 and I’m still missing her.

Brownout , well we have her for almost 15 years now, she’s an old maiden. She walks very slow (i think she got arthritis), but she is a fighter, and I really appreciate all the years that she is with us, she’s been the best!

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– brownout –

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– Goldee-

me and tin

– satine –

There you have it … my fur babies πŸ˜€

I’ve been wanting to join the daily post , I’m so glad I had the time to do this today

xOxO

 

Honesty Challenge: Day 16

Day 16: Is there anyone you would do anything for?

My mom :D, no doubt about it, wont even think twice, even if she would tell me not to do it I will still do it if I know it’s for the best πŸ˜€

 

Tummy Talks : Easter Egg Dilly Bar

Hello! I hope everyone is doing okay, unfortunately I have tonsillitis (again), I hate this, I can’t eat cold and sweet foods…as in no ice cream/sundae , chocolates etc. This feeling really sucks! 😦

But it’s my fault anyway because yesterday me and Jo tried the Easter egg dilly bar, it is so yummy…super sweet! but i prefer the regular dilly bar

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I thought of eating that because it’s so hot here in Manila, but I guess my tonsils were not prepared for it.

It’s a good thing I don’t have fever anymore, at least I can still go to work later.

Have a great week everyone..xOxO

joycessist: Tagaytay City road trip

Hello guys! How are you doing? Hot Tuesday morning here in Manila, whew! Summer is just around the corner, I walked with my mom earlier, she needed to buy some veggies (elk!), I was all sweaty while walking, oh boy!

Are you guys getting ready for the summer? I am so getting ready for it! Me and my friends decided to go Puerto Galera next month, it’s gonna be exciting and I bet that this is going to be one of the best summer escapades of my life! I don’t usually do this, like going to the beach with my friends or with my family, I am always working my ass off and the only “self-indulgence-treat” that I can think of is eating something extravagant. I’m so glad that I amΒ surroundedΒ with people who’s been very supportive and somewhat adventurous. :D. I am so excited!

Anyway, here’s another episode ( I cannot think of a better term) for my regular blog entry “joycessist”, wherein you’ll realize how fool/full of myself I am.

Forgive me. πŸ˜€

I took a few photos during our road trip to Tagaytay City last November, after or Thanksgiving Party.

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~ our 1st stop, the place is cool, you’ll get to see Taal Lake in full view which is absolutely breath taking. My friends kinda think my hat is cool, made me look like I’m from Russia.

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~ Fell in love with this unique dining set. So I thought that I need to take a pic with it.

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~ really full of myself.

joycessist_TC 7~ while the rest are talking about what to do next or where to go next after we have our super early breakfast , I was still busy taking photos of myself and the crew that I am with.

joycessist_TC 2 joycessist_TC 1~ The last 2 photos were taken by Katy πŸ˜€

So there, you have it, I’ve started editing our pictures when we went to Baguio City. Kinda miss these places, Tagaytay and Baguio…2 of the coolest cities here in Philippines, I wish they weren’t miles away from Manila.

Thanks for checking out, have a great day! xOxO