Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Offbeat Cat at Belle and Cat's Sunday Fair

Hi meows!  The Offbeat Cat (me) was a part of Belle and Cat's Sunday fair last July 27.  It was a super fun event filled with art, crafts, handmade items (like leather bags, jewelry) and snacks!  They also served the best and crunchiest okay ever!  I think I had about 5... Lol
Yummy snacks for everyone (free!)
I had my meow stickers on sale along with some kitty brooches and earrings!
 So happy that my meow stickers sold fast!
 I still have a lot of pending orders to ship :D
Hey!  Those meows look familiar!
Bonne Handmade sold these cool turbans
 Studio Bohemia had beautiful resin jewelry.  I heard that they also supply to the Ayala Museum gift shop!
Another fave - jewelry by Istorya!  You can have the words and names customized :D
Anyway, don't worry if you missed the last fair because we will be back on August 17 for the Anti-Monday Bazaar!  There will be lots of cool shops and maybe even one selling a fender frontman 10g!  I'll be posting more details when I get them.  Hope to see you there :D

Monday, July 28, 2014

More busy days ahead

It was an extremely busy week...  So busy that we did not even feel the weekend!  Right now I feel that I need to be extra productive since it is a Monday again.
aftermath of a whole week of crafting!
The first task on my list is to clean the house :D  I joined an art fair (more on that in another post) and because of this our tiny home has been littered with all my stuff!  Next on the list is catching up on all my e-mail messages and pending projects.
But before I get started I am rewarding myself with a Kitkat break!  I wish that after this break I will be able to unlock the power of being super productive so I can finish all the things on my to do list!  It would be great to have that skill!  I also need to be focused and avoid distraction (eeps, good bye internet... and cake walk... haha).
Even my Trikky Kitty agrees that I need a KitKat break (or breaks).  Happy Monday folks!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Outlet Shopping at Robinsons StarMills

Have you been to Robinson's StarMills?  It is a bit out of the way for us Ortigas folks so we never had plans of visiting.  I did hear about the outlet stores there but then again San Fernando, Pampanga is quite far from our home so yeah, no plans were ever made :D
We finally got to visit a couple of weeks ago.  My mom wanted to check out the outlet stores (and I also had an errand nearby).  Getting there was easy - just go straight NLEX and then take the San Fernando exit.
Our first stop was the Guess store.  Most items are at 50% off.  My mom was able to buy a shirt for just p400... half the price of the Guess shirt (same style but different color) she bought on sale at Duty Free! 
   Shoes, belts and bags are on sale too!  Nothing interesting for meow though :D
 Our next stop was the Mango Outlet.  I was surprised to see discounts up to 80% here!
 Dresses at  P625!
Some sizes are not available though but I am sure that you will find something that you like.  They also have coats, shoes, bags, belts and other accessories on sale.
I liked this colorful bead cuff but decided not to buy it because I have so many accessories collecting dust at home :D
My mom ended up getting 7 items for just p1000!  Some clothes even have extra discount when you get to the cashier.
Our last stop was the People Are People store where I got these awesome alien shirts for just p190 each :D
War of the Worlds Anniversary and Alien history + timeline :D  There were still many stores (Toys R Us,  All Flip Flops, Nike, Adidas and others) but we did not get to visit anymore since we were in a hurry to get on the road before rush hour.  Not sure when we will be back but we will definitely drop by again if we are in the area.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Let's go to Barasoain Church

We decided to make an impromptu trip to Barasoain church after seeing several signs along the highway.  We all thought that it will be a quick stop over since we assumed that it was just near the exit...  Of course we were all wrong.  As it turns out the church is quite far from the exit!  It was traffic too since the roads leading there are small and congested (due to several road works).  But the side trip was definitely worth it despite all those setbacks :D
It was nice to finally see this historic church up close!  I really wish I had a 10 peso bill to compare it to :D
 The wooden door is decorated with intricate carvings.
 It is fascinating to think that so many historic events happened here - The first Philippine congress, drafting of the Malolos constitution and the declaration of the first Philippine republic.  It was also General Aguinaldo's temporary home.  Not sure where he stayed though...  I also can't imagine how it must be to live in a church :D
 I noticed the all seeing eye on the altar.  There is a small cafe and a museum in the church compound but sadly it was closed that day (Mondays closed).  The cafe caretaker recommended that we drop by Bahay na Tisa (literally translates to Stone House) which was just a few blocks away from the church.
Bahay na Tisa is a cozy restaurant serving all sorts of food!  We were expecting native dishes and were quite surprised to see maki, pasta and roast beef on the menu :D
I ordered fried shrimp and salted fish fried rice.  Both were really good!  Actually, everybody's order was yummy :D
It was definitely a good decision to make that detour.  Next time though we will be more prepared with our maps and gps :D  Happy Wednesday folks! 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Kit Kat break movement

I have been very forgetful lately.  Not sure if it is age related (eeps!) or maybe I am just thinking of too many things!  When we go to the grocery I need to have a list of the things that we need so that I'm sure that I do not miss it.  One time I forgot to buy cat food... and of course my cat was not pleased when I got back!
What?! No cat food?
When things are getting out of hand it is nice to take a quick break...  get a nice cup of coffee or something nice and sweet like a Kit Kat bar!  There is nothing better than a Kit Kat break :D
If I can choose what skill I would like to unlock with that Kit Kat break I would definitely pick "never forget any detail".  This skill would really come in handy not only when I am at the grocery or doing random things like everyday errands... but also for bigger things like planning trips and coordinating family events.  
 The original chocolate flavor is still my fave but I also like the green tea variant :D
Have a break, have a Kit Kat!  Happy Tuesday, folks :D

Monday, May 19, 2014


My family and I spent the whole afternoon fawning over the cats at the All Breed Cat show last week.  The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle Nagelschneider was there too but we did not get to listen to her talk since we had another event lined up that day... But it was totally fine because we really just wanted to see the cats :D
Here are some of the photos that i took.  Most cats looked grumpy!  I guess it is because so many people were observing them :D
Some kitties found refuge in their litter box... but most were sleeping
and the ones who were awake looked grumpy
and even grumpier :D
I also saw a hairless kitty!  I think this is my first time to see one up close.  She's so cute and fat 
There were a few sociable kitties too like this gray cutie
This super fluffy ragdoll and his owner
too cute!
This blue gray kitty behaved while the judge was holding him
and this one even played with a feather :D  Meow!  Hoping to attend another cat event soon.

Friday, May 16, 2014

20 Ways You Can Be The Best Friend Ever

“The best mirror is an old friend.” 
- George Herbert

How long have you been friends with your best buds?  I wish I kept i touch with my grade school buddies but it was a challenge especially since I was the only one who transferred to another school.  It would have been easier if we had mobile phones and e-mail back then :D  But when I think about how close my mother-in-law is to her childhood friends (That's over 50 years of great friendship!) I realize that the lack of modern communication is not an excuse... You really need to make an effort to keep those relationships alive.

Here are some of the things that I think will help us to be a good friend:
1. Be respectful 
2. Make plans to hang out... and make it really happen!  No flaking and no last minute excuses.
3. Listen
4. Be supportive

5. Be there when they need you
6. Do fun activities together - crafts, game night, cooking, sleepovers (the list is endless!)
making wire rings with my friend :D
7. Be loyal
8. Forgive - try not to to hold on to grudges
9. Be happy for each other - Celebrate happy occasions!
10. Explore and travel together.  

with my friends in Coron, Palawan
11. Be honest with each other.
12. Take time to get to know their families and partners.
13. Remember birthdays and other significant events.
14. Be interested in what is happening in their lives.
15. Make them happy :D  Friend feeling sad?  Try to think of ways to help them beat the blues.
16. Accept them for who they are
17. Be prepared to help when they need you to
18. Guide each other to be better people
19. smile and laugh together
20. Keep updated and talk often - A real friend calls. "With GoUnli20, it’s now easy to call without a need for a prefix and it’s just P20 for unli calls, 15mb of mobile surfing, and 20 texts to all networks! Kaya if you need a friend, don’t call me, I’ll call you!"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Thank you ♥

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary today.
It's been quite an adventure!  Sure there has been some adjusting but all in all the past 3 years have been great.  I am very thankful for so many things. Thankful for love and respect, thankful for family and friends, thankful for relatively good health (yes, we are both overweight now but planning to do something about that soon >:p), thankful for our home (tiny but it is ours and we love it) and lastly thankful for cats ( we I LOVE CATS).
Looking forward to many more adventures :)  Happy Wednesday folks!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Hey, May!

May has been a pretty exciting month for meow!  Lots of cool events happened in the past couple of weeks.  Sharing the 4 memorable events and photos here :D
 1. We got to see the Tokidoki exhibit at the mall.
Tokidoki creator, Simone Legno was here!  Too bad I missed the meet and greet (it was on the same day as my nephew and niece's birthday party) but seeing the exhibit was good enough for meow.  
2. Next up was the Star Wars event at Resorts World where we got to meet R2d2 and the rest of the gang!
Happy to see members of the 501st Legion, fans and kids in costume!
3. Have you seen the show Resurrection?  Erman and I got to go to the Asia Launch where we got the chance to meet Omar Epps and Kurtwood Smith!  
4. And lastly, the BEST event for this month... going to the All-Breed Cat Show.  I won't post the photos of the cats here yet because the event deserves a separate post :D


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