Dove girl audition

I wanted to share a little secret.I was 21 and freshman in law school. Dove launched their search for a new tv ad dove girl. I don’t know what entered my mind. Despite coping up as a freshman law student I joined the search. lol I read all the mechanics and all I can remember is that I submitted a wallet size photos of different angles, whole body, half body, smiling, not smiling, etc… It is for testimonial advertisement saga. Thanks to ely’s studio that time. haha I also submitted an essay about why they should choose me to be the next dove girl. Another essay on why I use dove and why dove makes me beautiful? I can’t remember what I wrote on those essays but I can still remember my entry on why dove makes me beautiful.
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Dura lex, sed lex

For the very reason that I am not yet fluent in french, I can’t find a job in France except teaching English. But because I really want to pursue the legal profession in europe, I expanded my search to the next country where there are more opportunities for english speakers. In Luxembourg, there are a lot of work that fits me.For few days, excitement filled my heart. I looked at the job ads and I’m very thrilled to see jobs that matches to my education, work experience and skills. In the following days, I studied and prepare for the interview. I went back to get my notes, my stock knowledge in law and so on and so forth. I want to be at my best because it is the job I want, it is my passion. I am armed with all the knowledge and proper preparation. I even bought a new suit for my interview.

When I entered the building of the workplace my heart says, “you belong here”!!!!!. I feel going back to my office in my previous job. It is very similar. Nice and friendly surroundings. Real corporate world. It is my world. I rang the bell and a woman accompanied me to the room where the interview will be taken. I felt a little bit emotional as I entered the room because it brings back to me all the good memories in my past career and makes me realized that it’s been a while and I missed my corporate world so much. I worked with various nationalities already and spoke with different people. I worked with different timezones having worked with american companies and australian company. I knew, I will be fine. I am full of courage and dreams while waiting for the interview to start. I smile and told myself “you are back to your world”. The room set up where I am waiting is akin to my preceding job. It is home for me.
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Full on friday

My happy thoughts today is about dreams. Good dreams to fulfill for the better to improve and learn more.Speak fluent french.

Enjoy the sun.

Enjoy the ride.

Enjoy life.

I am happy and blessed for the wonderful weather today plus a good run and reading. Life is just amazing! I am always thankful.

I am currently reading this.

Bon weekend!


Happy and Blessed

Yes, I’m back. I’m sorry! I did not blog for the past days because I would like to edit a lot and make new layouts and aside from that I am out most of the time since I vow to be healthy and fit. I do a lot of biking and running lately because weather is really nice!

I am a positive person. I embrace positivity and avoid negative things. The fact that we can’t control negative things to happen, I always try to look  the bright side of it.

From today and everyday, I will write a short note of the positive things and blessings I had.

Today is thursday, 19th of June today. 

I am happy and blessed because I received good e-mail from my soon to be employer and I am very happy about it.

have a happy and blessed day! my dear JAR readers and followers!




Living abroad is never easy. One of the things you have to deal with is homesickness. There’s no right medication for this because even if you keep yourself busy, at the end of the day, you still feel like “I wish I’m home” moments. It leaves you that deep sigh moment… It drives you crazy, moody and irritated. You just can’t count the things that you miss from your home. Aside from your family and friends, you miss your dogs, your foods, your memories…and the lists goes on and on…How do I deal with my homesickness?

Here’s my temporary medication for being homesick.
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Fagiolini spaghetti

My amore is a vegetarian for 4 years now and I’m proud of him. When he told me he’s a vegetarian,  I was like oh my God, it’s difficult to be one. Maybe because I grew up eating all the fishes in the sea being born in an archipelago with 7, 200 islands (number of islands keep growing). Italy is a vegetarian friendly country. It’s normal for them to just munch on pomodoro (tomato) cheese, spaghetti… etc.. etc… Yes, I have to agree that Italy has the best cuisine in the world. There are lots of vegetarian in Italy. I am amazed that some kids are even into vegetarian. I am not a meat lover but for sure I will never be a vegetarian since I love seafoods a lot. 😉 My amore is not having a difficulty at all keeping his vegetarian diet. I am not an expert but I wanted to share one of the famous vegetarian recipe my amore loves. To this day, he said, my cooking passed the Italian taste bud already! 😉

Here’s what you need for FAGIOLINI SPAGHETTI.

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ALTER no cuts

It’s summer time in Europe! Move over boots, thick jackets, trench coats, scarfs, etc. Finally, my favourite time of the year arrived. I love summer for so many reasons and of course the fashionable clothes, bikinis, flip flops, dresses, without thinking if it will cover you from cold.Yes! Maxi dresses are in for the summer. It looks oh so sexy and classy! It brings elegance to every woman wearing it.

I recently bought a maxi dress from H&M. I bought it even it’s too long for me because it looks strikingly beautiful. The challenge for me is to alter it without cutting because I don’t want to ruin the edges. So my quick witted mind in fashion strikes again.
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I am a newbie blogger. Pardon my mistakes, my messy website and my writings. As of now, I am overjoyed of my readers. I wasn’t expecting that my followers would grow fast. As I checked the statistics of my blog followers, my heart jumped to see readers from US, Japan, Bahamas, India, Kuwait, Doha, Marianas Islands, Singapore, Israel, Australia, Germany, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, of course France, Philippines and Italy.I’m overjoyed meeting one of my self-confessed fan and follower of my blogs. We’re completely total stranger to each other but she really made effort to see me when I recently went home in the Philippines. She’s from Batangas and imagine the traffic going to Manila. So sweet of you Debbie. I was even lucky to meet the boyfriend who’s also fun to talk with.

We met at starbucks mall of asia. How sweet she is to surprised me with graham balls she made.

I admire you debbie. Beautiful and young entrepreneur. If I can only turn back time, I wish I did selling things too during my younger days. As I promised you, you will have my blog giveaway in my next homecoming. 🙂 Stay happy and good luck on your life’s journey. Thank you to your boyfriend for taking our photos.
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Stealthy Invites

It’s your big day! Sure, you don’t want someone stranger witnessing it and then after like 20 years you are reviewing your photos, it’s still a mystery to you and your husband who are these people on our wedding day. I am no celebrity but I really wanted a very private wedding with only few guests in a small church.I knew you have read a lot already about weddings and how to make it private. These are my reasons of wanting a small wedding with only family and friends that you can call a family already.

How do you start with your wedding invites. First, send them your save the date. I must say that it’s much better to do personalized save the dates. It’s more cheaper and  fun. I would suggest to send it via snail mail for those who are very far but since e-mail and social media is fast and easy these days there’s no harm doing it. I’ve sent my own craft of save the date through e-mails and facebook with special note saying please don’t tell anyone about this. This is only for you. If you are really close to your friend, you won’t hesitate telling him/her about this little note. 🙂 And of course since you are very close to this friend, she/he can be trusted about your little secret to be revealed on the wedding day.
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UNIVERSITY of LONDON: English common law structures and principles

Where will learning take you? I was born to be a student? I hope not. I’m blessed being married to a very smart but very humble man. He loves education so much and he encourages me to take more and more courses to gather more knowledge. My husband graduated SUMMA CUM LAUDE from his universities up to his Phd degree. He co – authored two economics books which has been published already. (proud wife lol) He encourages me to pursue my law degree in France. I felt that it is not necessary since I don’t speak the language. Indeed, I was refused by French university because I should be fluent with french first. Law is already difficult, how much more if you don’t speak the language, right? I speak few french but still not fluent for law school and eventually for the French bar exam. My husband is continuously in pursuit of my happiness. Hmmm… law again!!!! not fun right? But when my amore said, is it ok for you to take courses in English law through British university? I immediately said YES! Finally, lectures in English. I filled up an application online and after evaluation here I come for this new learning English common law structures and principles. This is just a short course for two months. I’m excited! On the other hand, I’m also studying copyright  laws online. I love learning and discovering things. We already paid and am I ready? Yes, I am ready for a different european summer. Learning! Back to school for summer. School again and again.

In LONDON streets

Until next time… I’ll update you what I’ve learned and what interests me.

Thank you!

Au revoir