When I was young and wild and yeah... FREE, I used to STOP TIME. I'd idle around, play and do whatever I want. It seems that the world is mine for the taking and I can do everything as I please, get things done at my own pace and do things as care free as possible to kill time. Everything changed when I got married, had my own kids and built my own family...

This time around I can no longer press the STOP button anytime I wanted to... I have to keep things PLAYING and go with its flow. Take the consequences of my every actions and seize every moment I'm blessed to have. I can't even take that long coveted PAUSE when things go weary or troublesome.. I know someone somewhere is counting on me for survival and so I musn't STOP nor PAUSE nor do a REWIND or FAST things FORWARD... I just have to keep PLAYING, KEEP LOVING, KEEP STAYING and yeah KEEP MOVING.

KEEP MOVING is the latest slogan for Blackberry's Z10. It may be two simple words but for me it's a mantra that everyone ought to possess as they sail through the seas of life, take a triathlon through the rough roads and deep waters of life, swing through the trouble it has to offer and celebrate through the joys of its every success and STILL Keep moving until you reach the long bequeathed finish line!

It was 2011 when I got my first Blackberry, it's a CURVE and I am very excited!

I have loved my BB from then on and never looked back. It was like that same life experience. I've always loved the young, and wild and free life... but I know for sure... something greater is yet to come!

We'll never really know how, when and who will come along in our lives and the next thing we know is that YOU'RE MOVED ONCE MORE! And now, as I get to discover how sleek the innovation they have applied on the Blackberry Z10 from Unbox.ph, I was just floored! It's the same old Blackberry that's sleek and stylish look encapsulated in a brand new package that's a ZEN to the new and even to old BB users! It’s a WOW and definitely SOMETHING that would KEEP ME MOVING all throughout.

While I used to be young, and wild and free... now I am a full time utility company asset information manager, an Engineer by profession, still a Master of Science student under government scholarship, a Blogger, a mom to three angels and a wife for my dear childhood sweetheart for 11 years.  I love multitasking and so I love that Z10 can go on pace with me! I have discovered that Blackberry Z10 can be a perfect partner for me and so I can’t wait to lay my hands and road test that sleek and ultra-lovable Z10 that would definitely PIMP MY MOVE!

I am so excited when I discovered that Blackberry Z10 is now equipped with Blackberry OS 10 and soon in OS 10.1. This feature allows a more “personalized” user experience with the seamless feature and app integration.

The Blackberry Hub is a god-like feature that would enable me to check on my 6 email accounts, SMS messaging correspondence and even my social networking accounts in a single window. With that I no longer have to switch between apps just for me to get updated with my digital self. This god-like Blackberry Hub paired with the multi-touch gestures-enabled with the Z10 is a great leap forward for someone who really KEEPS MOVING like me!

Also, the Blackberry keyboard has now been transformed into a genius as it begins to learn my writing style via its personalized learning engine while it contextually auto-correct  grammar issues and predicts succeeding terms while I type. It was a sure sigh of relief for me. This is perfect for me who replies with my business e-mails via mobile phone. Now I can be less obsessive compulsive as I double check my mails before I send them to my grammar Nazi bosses and colleagues. Surely Blackberry has never failed to live by its mantra of being most inclined in the business perspective of a smartphone user.

And yeah, the GPS. This is one of my favorite upgrade features too! Did I just tell you, I do scripting for GPS raw data as my first job for crustal movement and tectonics mapping research project of DOST? So yeah GPS technology is just so close to my heart. Since I am a geospatial geek, it has been of real delight for me that apart from the usual Assisted GPS that makes geolocation fix easier, this Blackberry Z10 also has GLONASS support which would pinpoint location more easily and more accurately as it provided satellite redundancy between both the GPS and the GLONASS satellites. Forbid me. But I just get overly excited knowing that this GLONASS-support feature, which was just previously enabled within million-peso worth mapping- grade GPS receivers, is now available within our fingertips through our mobile phones. I love that I first learned it on Blackberry Z10.

And oh, the BBM chat has now been transformed into a BBM video conversation. This is surely the best way for me to connect with my kids from home as they are quite slow in typing via physical QWERTY keyboard during chat. The BBM video conversation would help me get updated with their current activities while seeing them LIVE ON SCREEN.

What’s best is that as I start going back to work after my 2 month maternity leave, I would surely miss my newly born Baby Paul. With BBM video conversation, I can check on him FACE -TO- FACE and see him whenever and wherever I want to- that’s every after an office meeting or during the entire lunch break perhaps. Oh that would surely ease all mommy’s homesickness of her dear little angel from work.

And yeah, the Screen Share feature is definitely a win-win for me too! Sharing of newly discovered sites or even sharing documents within common platform is now easy and seamless with the Blackberry Screen Share feature. Since most of my higher ups use Blackberry as their company phone, I can now collaborate easily with them via mobile without having to do screen capture or share of documents via e-mail.  Streaming and screen sharing for collaboration can be from websites to documents and even images too which is definitely exciting business or leisure-wise. This is really a new BB experience that I’m also very much looking forward too.

Well apart from being a work-junkie, I’m also a camera-whore. Oh well, me, hubby and the kids are just all the same. This is our favorite bonding moment! It has a 1080p HD video recording with video stabilization capability that would never fail to capture even my little baby Paul’s finger movements as we do our GWIYOMI video recording during our joy-rides.  With the 8MP camera and its 5x digital zoom and 5-element F2.2 lens of the Blackberry Z10, I would surely fill 50% or more of the Z10 innate 16GB capacity with our weekend and nighttime bonding mementos that never failed to make me smile during my tough and tiring workdays.  

Apart from 8MP camera and 1080p HD video recording in Z10’s 4.2”capacitative touch screen, I am surely elated upon learning this Time Shift mode of Blackberry Z10. With the millisecond capture mode, I can easily capture my Baby Paul’s best smile with my litte Cassy and David’s eyes wide opened in a single happy family shot! This very first in mobile photography feature would definitely save us Gigabytes on disk space as well as photo-editing time before getting the perfect group shot that would be kept and be reminisced as years pass us by and yeah before it gets uploaded on our Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram accounts . (^_^)

And yeah, who doesn’t love selfies? The 2 mega-pixel self-focus camera with image and 720p video stabilization in 3x digital zoom would definitely do justice to such call of nature in us!  

And after satisfying the cam-whores in us, what best family bonding time can there be for us than to sit back and relax over a pack of popcorn as we view our selfies, family shots and Gwiyomis via the Smart TV through the Blackberry Z10’s HDMI feature.  And yeah we can also watch our little David as he endlessly slingshots the Angry Birds to the sniffing pigs, this time with the Blackberry Z10, plugged in our Smart TV. So yeah, Blackberry Z10 is not just perfect for business collaboration but also for family bonding too!

Since this Blackberry Z10 would be a swiss-knife type phone for me, I know I'll be using this for both my family, personal and professional career life. With such multi-faceted lifestyle, I love that there’s Blackberry Balance’s dedicated profiles to separate my personal from work data.

Hardware-wise, the generous 2GB RAM in 16 GB expandable flash memory running in Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual core processor would surely enable me to KEEP MOVING with all these exciting features of the Blackberry Z10.

I know I just can't keep but get excited to really get a look and feel of this Z10. This Z10 is a sure perfect gift too for my motion graphic designer husband who is yeah, a gadget freak too! But yeah, it's also a gift to myself as I have just survived an operation. And yeah, my little boy David has just advanced to the first grade being on the top section. My little Cassy too is worth the gift for she's been class first honor and it's her 7th Birthday next Sunday.

This month of May is really special for us for two big things has just happened to us... first is that we just had the best gift ever by having the gift of life with our baby Paul and also last May 11, we've celebrated our 11th year together! Celebrations keep on coming and this June 4, we're yet to celebrate our little Cassy's 7th birthday!

Oh. If only I can have the Blackberry Z10 for our entire family!!! (^_^)

I can't help but just be thankful of all the blessing God has been sharing with us and our family. We may have oftentimes encountered hurdles and humps along the way... but surely we will never stop moving... but instead KEEP ON MOVING for at the end of it all.. everything is still worth the GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!

KEEP MOVING is the latest slogan for Blackberry's Z10. It may be two simple words but for me it's a mantra that everyone ought to possess as they sail through the seas of life, take a triathlon through the rough roads and deep waters of life, swing through the trouble it has to offer and celebrate through the joys of its every success and STILL Keep moving until you reach the long bequeathed finish line!


Transform yourself with Schick.

When I was young, I used to believe that my dad is "SHAIDER!"

Really. And it's my Ninang, his cousin, was ANNIE. It was only until I was on my third grade that I realized I've been such a fool to actually believe that he was such.

I remember telling my classmate , with CONVICTION, back in the 1st grade, that my dad is SHAIDER... and it's just a secret between the two of us.

Haha. Kids will always be kids. So I'm afraid that if we tell our kids that Dad is  SUPERMAN, they might actually believe so and SPREAD THE NEWS AROUND. Hahahha!

But really, being the MAN OF STEEL is actually a dream for parents like us.
If I'm SUPERMAN FOR A WEEK, I'd probably do these...

SUNDAY - Since it's the Lord's day, I'd fly my kids to Jerusalem and let them see where Jesus Christ grew up. They'd have the look and feel of the place whenever they get to read Bible stories during Sunday School.

MONDAY - FRIDAY -  FLY around the world in 5 days. Stop by PARIS' Eiffel, Time Square of NEW YORK, Angkor Wat of CAMBODIA, Mt. Fuji of JAPAN and stay the longest stop on HONGKONG Disneyland! Do everything in 5 days, squeeze all the adventure while I'm still a superhero.

SATURDAY -  Stop time. I don't want the adventure and the chance of a lifetime to just end yet.
Why oh why it has to be within just a week?

So yeah, I'd probably spend the entire week of being a Superman with my kids and hubby flying around the world and doing the best bonding time ever with them.

But in reality, I know I just don't need to be MAN OF STEEL to be my kid's superhero... 'coz everyday, with all the hard work and sacrifices we've gladly done for our kids... we knew we're their everyday superhero...

 Schick. Free Your Skin.
Per DTI-NCR Permit No.1843 Series of 2013.


I'm inspired to blog because of my four trinkets of hope!

Today I'm 36 months and 6 days on the way for my third little angel... and I'm blogging!

I can't believe how time flies fastly and now I'm just counting days or even hours before I'm actually about to pop. I am even having BH contractions at this very moment I'm typing these very words. It's been almost six years and I almost forgot the awesomeness and pain of waiting for that FULL-TERM 10 cm dilation declaration of my OB. It's been almost nine months since I got the double line mark by that white plastic strip that made another milestone in my life.

I can never even imagine just how I went through all these pregnancy while having my first regular job and having to send both of my kids to school for the first time, while deciding to buy and move in to our new house and having to juggle between working, mommying, housewifeying and child-bearing and oh... BLOGGING at the same time!

It may have been a tough job to be doing different things at the same time but as long as you love what you're doing- there's no such thing as TOUGH JOB!

Amidst the everyday warfare that I have to juggle between work and home, blogging has never been a burden but a channel of blessing to me and my family!

I blog of my career and graduate school on http://gisgpsgeodesy.blogspot.com/. I blog about our church on http://www.glhcc.blogspot.com/ . I blog for my husband's whereabouts and portfolio via http://www.3d-brewery.blogspot.com/ . Then I blog about my family and my random happenings via this blog http://www.melabuel.blogspot.com/ and http://4percicassydavid.blogspot.com/ . 

I just love sharing random thoughts and most of the time getting proud of my FOUR TRINKETS OF HOPE - it's CASSY, DAVID, HONEY... and our upcoming PAUL! My blogging is my way of life, my breathing ground, my digital photo album, my random updater and my channel of hope and my inspiration for blogging are my four trinkets of hope. 

I blog because I'm inspired and I blog because of these FOUR PEOPLE!

I always thank the Lord above for giving me the bliss of being a mom to Cassy and David and our soon to pop out of the world Baby Paul. Moreover I thank God for giving me the perfect better half to share all the 11 years and more of my life together with- my honey Perci! 

They, more than anything and anyone else, give me the perfect reasons to enjoy blogging.. to enjoy working.. to enjoy living. Without them my life's purpose is null and futile. They make life all the more worthy of the good fight of faith. 

Every word,
Every story,
Every thought
Every blog...

I know I couldn't have had the inspiration to make it without YOU...
Cassy, David, Baby and Honey!



Electrolux HUSH Happier at Home

We’re but a busy bee during the weekdays and so weekend is but a sacred time for us. We make sure that we make the most out of our time together with the kids. As a reward for the hard work of every week that pass us by, we always make a point to treat ourselves of some family bonding time that the kids would really treasure and remember until they grow up.

Recently, I have read how Electrolux have reinvented weekend family togetherness with a new array of appliances that  makes every family feel the HUSH OF HAPPINESS! Being one trusted brand in home and family care, it's always a saccharine thought that Electrolux made such effort to bring genuine family happiness back at home!
This powermix silent blender would surely ba a lifesaver. I can't forget how I used to manually grind my baby's puree way back 2006 just so I won't wake them by their slumber. It was such a struggle too when we have to blend fruit shakes while their daddy is having siesta...you know that sneaking out moment while daddy's sleeping and the mice are playing? Haha! Now we can surely indulge in a quiet bonding moment without having to worry of waking up the sleeping giants. This powermix silent blender would definitely complete our happiness at home!

And of course, apart from the fact that I'm about to pop in two months time so we really need to quiet while being "makulet" at home, this quiet ultra-silencer green vacuum cleaner would surely bring the comfort of house cleaning to next level. It being environmental and quiet faithful household helper is a sure refuge to an obsessive compulsive mom like me. The multiple benefits brought about by this single appliance is but an answered prayer to me. And oh, not to mention this is a sure rocker with our carwash bonding moment every weekend too. So this means less noise on the vacuum while more audible talks and bonding conversations for daddy,mommy and the kids every Sunday morning. Spell comfort and ingenuity plus happiness back at home..all at the same time!
Having one silent weekend doesn't mean it's not fun. It simply means you have more time and space to feel how special every moment you're blessed to spend together with the one closest to your heart.
We may have shared a plethora of rocking moments outdoors but what we spend within our own small space at home is but the most memorable.

Our humble abode is our own Neverland and every weekend is but a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for me and my family.

... that silent sound of a relaxing ice cream weekend @home...
The taste of the chillaxing ice cream over every cone of happiness that we share is but an ounce of cure to the lonesome busy moments that we spend far away from each other during the weekdays. An ice cream weekend is but a simple gesture of love that money can’t surely buy.

It may have been the hot and tormenting battle that we have to hurdle each day, but at the end of the week… inside our own sacred space, we make sure it’s relaxingly cold and soothing knowing that we’re finally together to spend our ice cream weekends together at home.

... that quiet wait for daddy to finish the carwash @home...
We may have been mobile all day with our car engine always on the go but that hush of the water hose and sparks of water drops by our carwash moment every weekend is but a sweet music in our ears. Knowing that we’re having real fun out of the fact that we’re simply together is more than enough.
We watch daddy do the car wash, while we wait for him by the garage, talking of sweet nothings, grabbing a bite of our own taste of happiness that surely will last forever.

... that simple breakfast outdoors and still feel happiness @home...
Out of the ordinary we bring out the extraordinary. Once in a while, we take our breakfast at the park. It was a skip from the routine, a jump out of our usual selves, and a step out of our comfort zone. That’s when we really feel the happiness at home amidst the space and time, amidst any situation, amidst any circumstance. This we may not be able to do every day during regular work days, but on weekends… we know we can make it happen!

... that soothing bath for a too cool for the pool @home...
Who says inflatable pools are just for kids? The space may not be enough for us to swim but sometimes the limiting space is all we need to really make us sense every beat of happiness that our hearts echo when we’re being too cool for the pool.

... those all smiles no noise board games and plays @home...
We know that we’re forever young when with our kids. We play like grade school best friends. Board games, soldier toys, game cards and pogs or play jack-en-poy. We make sure we never miss the childhood fun… simple, quiet, and yet full of colorful memories.

We transcend any age gap when we spend our bonding times with the kids. We play as if we’re still so young at heart and we do things together as if we’re just barkadas doing a pajama party late at night. Our own sacred space is our house from which we promise to engrave all the good, quiet and worth cherishing moments until we grow old… TOGETHER!

... those camera takes that needs no sound to come alive @home...
Weekend is our moment of hiatus. It’s a moment of break from the busy and noisy world outside. One of our favorite quiet bonding routine is cam-whoring before bedtime. We do this religiously and we surely never ran out new faces to make in front of the camera lens.

The smiles and faces are enough for us to fill the 14 hours of being away from each other every day. Every click of the shutter is but the sound that filled the gap and we know that we’re already connected once we see our happy faces by the monitor screen.

... those weekend slumber at a rather odd place @home...
And yeah, weekends just don’t have to be glamorously expensive or loud to make it rock. A simple siesta by the roof is all it takes for us to feel the pleasure of having a home to house all our happiness together… not just for a day but for as long as we’re blessed enough to live and love!

Mommy and Daddy are always out for work on weekdays and even on Saturdays  for Daddy... that's why we make it a point to spend our Sundays (and holidays)  with them ..go to church, eat out, stroll and play at the park...that means so much to them, and for us too! Me and Perci always wish we will always have time for bonding moments like this...'coz we know it's not the quantity but the quality of time we have for them that really counts...