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Beautiful Flowers To Give For Valentine’s Day

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I can feel it! Love is in the air! Soon it will be Love’s Day! Have you actually prepared for it? If not, let me give you this easy and classic idea of professing your love to your partner this Valentine’s through flowers.

Give your special someone a bouquet of flowers that they can display on their table and be reminded of your love and thoughtfulness. You can buy your bouquet from Bloom That and get:

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January 20, 2017

Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love Music

Music is a universal thing and it crosses beyond culture, race, and age. Music is a good way to help kids appreciate arts and expression. And if you have kids who are showing signs for love of music or are inclined to play some musical instruments, then start them early with some of the gift ideas geared for kids.


Drum Set


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It may be a noisy gift to give but it does help a child develop appreciate with melody, rhythm, and arm and leg coordination. There are small drum kits geared for much younger kids too.



Is buying a piano still way out of your budget? Then settle for a keyboard for the meantime until you get enough money to buy your future pianist the real deal. There are plenty of keyboard to choose from.  You can even get your future prodigy a baby grand if you want and able but certainly, the market is teeming with good, quality keyboard to start with while they are young.


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Egg shakers

These egg shakers are really unique gift to give kids who like making sounds and melody. It’s like a maracas but only in egg shape.

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I find this gadget unique and very cute too. It is perfect for kids who love to make music and include synthesizing. It is made in Japan so I am not surprised why it looks so cute and like a musical note.

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December 17, 2016

My Christmas Wishlist for 2016

I always have a secret wishlist every Christmas, year after year. I never really tell anyone about them until now. I felt, I had to let them out and send them to the universe! Maybe Santa Claus or a generous sponsor will anonymously present me with any of the items I need (or maybe all! hahahaha!).


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  • iPad Pro
  • Apple pen
  • iMac
  • Calligraphy pen set
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens


I need all of them actually for my “biz plan.” I have been diligently practising on my craft, learning online, reading books, and practising some more. I need to hone my skills in hand lettering, sketching, doodling, and watercolour art.

I want to be able to put up an e-commerce business by 2018-2019, before I retire from the corporate world. I want to be my own boss. I want to open up jobs for others and I want to work from home. And as early as now, I am paving my way to get there. It’s not easy but every victory is shrouded with thorns, right?


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So yes, I need them. They are not “want” but “need.” Good luck to me!

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October 14, 2016

Luna Gypsy Spalt Guitar For Christmas

Any guitar lovers out there will surely appreciate the Luna guitar as a Christmas gift this coming holiday season. Why not? It’s a beautiful guitar. It looks sleek, classy, and not as expensive as the other acoustic guitars in the market.

What I like about the Luna gypsy spalt guitar is that it looks very pretty that even a girl can use it. It has that trademark crescent moon shape near the mahogany neck. And not only that, it has an exclusive “moon phase” fretboard markers. Very pretty indeed!



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I don’t play the guitar but if I do, this will be my guitar. This is a good Christmas gift idea for the music lovers out there.

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December 5, 2015

Gift Ideas For The Wine Connoisseur

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Do you love wines? Do you know anyone who does and will definitely go loco over wine and anything pertaining to it? Well, if you know someone who is a wine connoisseur, it will be a great idea to give anything that will highlight his or her passion.

Below are some great gift ideas for the wine connoisseur:

Wine racks

This is a great gift to give those who are serious in collecting wines and love to entertain guests. It can fill up an empty space in the bar room or make great conversational piece aside from providing good wine storage and you check out these cool wine storage racks at CozyWinters!



There are plenty of wine racks to choose from. There are free standing, wall-mounted and some are novelty items with beautiful designs and shapes to accentuate the beauty of wine bottles and their proper storage.

Novelty Sweaters

This is a fun way to gift the wine lover – something to wear and tell the world what a world class wine connoisseur he or she is!



Portable Wine Storage

This portable wine storage will fit the wine lover on the go. It’s great for picnics, out-of-towns, family reunions, friend’s parties and night outs.






A wine lover will not enjoy a nice wine without glasses. Complete the collection with these lovely wine glasses.




A wine connoisseur will enjoy his or her collection with any of these accessories too. Spice up the gift giving and throw in some fancy accessories on the side. You can choose any wine accessory that can complement the wine lover’s passion for fine wines. You can choose from cork screw, wine aerator, wine bottle opener (and some are even battery operated!), wine saver pump, wine bottle stopper, wine bags, wine carrier and many more!
























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May 23, 2015

This Momma Is Going On A Short Leave

Oh no! I’m not stressed or anything. I am just going on a short leave with my close friend as we both treat ourselves (belatedly!) for our birthdays. Our birthdays fall one day apart and we have been planning this trip for the longest time. This time, we are going! Yahoo!

Destination – Amsterdam and Brussels

If you are following my The Travel Bug blog, you have probably read there the times I have changed plans every time we were “almost” going to the Netherlands. My husband kept avoiding Europe like a plague while my daughter and I yearned for another visit. I was supposed to go for my 40th birthday and 3 years later, I am finally putting my plan into motion.

My friend is also excited. We’re both the “selfless” kind of people you’ll ever meet who supports family back home and have so many obligations to fulfil. We kept postponing our birthday gifts too because we’d rather send the money home or we feel guilty for spending. This time, we just want to give ourselves this dream trip to see The Netherlands and Belgium because we deserve the holiday. After the trip, we’re back to saving money again.

I am excited like a kid. I know I have been to other European countries but it’s different in Amsterdam. I want to see that place ever since I saw a travel mag featuring the beautiful dikes, windmills, canals and tulip fields of Netherlands. And I love tulips! I can see myself rolling on the tulip fields already for some serious photo ops, provided, I don’t get caught! Hahahahaha!

My luggage is packed with the necessities.  I also have spare camera battery and SD cards for the tons of pictures I will be taking while touring the city and enjoying the beautiful sights around us. A side trip to Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium has also been booked in advance so we are guaranteed for 2 seats in the full-day tour. We have booked ourselves to several tours in Amsterdam too so we won’t miss the sights and of course, Keukenhof Gardens is on top of my go-to list. It’s open now until May 17. Hopefully, my daughter can come earlier here in Dubai so I can apply for her Schengen Visa too and visit the Keukenhof again before it closes for the year.

So, this momma will be on a short holiday and I will be posting photos and tips in my Travel Bug blog when I am back.

Tuh-tah for now!

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March 23, 2015

Gifts For The Baby

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I love shopping. That is actually an understatement. Shopping is my favourite past time especially when I am shopping for my family and close friends. And of lately, I have been shopping more for someone so special – my little grand daughter from my niece. Why is she special? She’s a premature born baby. She’s so small and she’s my grand daughter. It has been a while since there was a baby at home and I do miss the feeling of having one. Since I can no longer have one, I just comfort myself with the fact that at least I have a grand daughter.

Right now, she’s everyone’s favourite baby. My niece is unwed and did not complete her studies in college. I am not sure if she’s financially capable of raising a kid. I just felt I wanted to help in any way I can so I’m buying stuff for the baby so she doesn’t have to worry about them.

I will be coming home soon to celebrate my daughter’s birthday so it will be the right time to bring home the baby loots for the tiny princess at home. I hope they all like our gifts.




What’s so special with these gifts? They’re bought out of love and from my first earnings from Shareasale which I transferred to my Payoneer account. Yey!


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January 30, 2015