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My Golden Valentine

Published March 5, 2009 by starvillanueva

It’s better late than never post it at all, just want to explain why all of a sudden we were wearing huge Gold jewelries last Valentines day at Chili’s Restaurant. On Feb 14’ 2009, we had our family picture taken on a studio (as mentioned in earlier blog). It was the exact number of jewelries she was once wore on our portrait 16yrs ago! She’s just so happy that after all these years “walang nabawas, nasanla or nabenta” sa collections niya nadadagdagan pa.

 

Then while we were in the restaurant my sisters and I are having fun fitting all those while were joking around saying:

Star: “ah ito akin ‘to – ako  ang paborito!”

Alma: “Hindi sakin yan, ako panganay!”

Kristine: “Pagsawaan nyo na hawakan lahat yan dahil sakin lahat ng mana, ako BUNSO!  Hahahaha!!!

Christian: Bahala nga kayo dyan, may bahay naman ako BEH!

Biruan lang naman…hehehe!

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A Family Portrait

Published March 5, 2009 by starvillanueva

Family portraits are often regarded with less importance and it is probably done once, maybe twice in a lifetime but it is important because among the first things we see when visiting a family’s home is a portrait.

We have a portrait back in 1993 taken professionally by Mr. Allen Villalon. That picture still looks new as if it was only taken a year ago not 16yrs ago. Since my mom doesn’t want to move any things, furniture or appliances from the house to another she said everything should be brand new. We’ve all decided that it’s about time to have a new family portrait! Mr. Allen Villalon couldn’t remember our faces anymore because who would recognize faces in negatives! plus 16 yrs had already passed!!!

A Fairy Tale: Dreams do come true…

Published February 21, 2009 by starvillanueva

Ever imagine yourself standing inside your dream house while you are actually stuck on the traffic? Then you know the power of visualization or better known as daydreaming! This mind-body tool let us preview a better life, which gives us the focus to help make it happen. I know you’re all wondering why I am writing this way. Positive thinking matters.

My mom like everyone else always dream of a house, she successfully owned a house but still dreams of a bigger house with swimming pool. She used to say “maybe not now but sooner or later, I know that dream house will come – in God’s will.” After years of hard work & investments here’s the result!

OUR NEW HOME in an exclusive subdivision in the heart of Quezon City! with Swimming pool, 2 Jacuzzi, 5 Bedrooms with maid’s room, 3 spacious balcony, Attic on 3rd floor, grand staircase & unobstructed view of the neighborhood! Worth $230 US Dollar paid in cash and yet she doesn’t want to sell our other house for a very sentimental reason and because it’s where it all started. In short, it’s a lucky house.

Looking at those advertisements about Homes for Sale inspires me a lot that someday I will be owning one of the fabulous house. Every one dream as I do. Who doesn’t want a house on their own? Of course no one wants to stick in just renting a house or company provided apartments. But in the process of living we will start at a low level. It’s not quiet that easy. It might not happen overnight, but if you stay focused and have a strong faith to God, what you want should eventually come your way in his will.

I’ll post the interior of the house soon after they finish some renovations, repainting, when it already has furnishings inside and the pool has water already! Also watch out for the Grand House Blessings! Inshaalah!

**FOR MORE PICTURES OF THE HOUSE CLICK HERE**

What keeps me busy…? My New Career!

Published October 21, 2008 by starvillanueva

“Windows of opportunities open & close all the time. That’s why it’s important to seize these moments because they’re the keys to altering your present and creating a more positive future.”

       * 1st & 2nd Edition of Q’ways Magazine

Pardon me for not updating my blogsite lately this is my excuse!  When I was still new my flying hrs each month were just around 65-80hrs. Lately, I’ve been getting 100 something, this month (October) I have 153 hours flying time! 

Another thing that keeps me busy besides from flying & being a homebody was the recently launched Qatar Airways Magazine for the Cabin Crew. I was a part of the magazine committee long before the title has been given. We’re around 12-13 people busy brain-storming new ideas for the next layout, articles & new features from cover to cover. We are given Office duty indicated in our roster from 7-3 pm and  it’s being consumed productively.

 

How did I became a part of the committee? All forms of media has always been close to my heart. Communication Arts is my major, have advertising background because of my mom & sister’s travel agency & general merchandise, exposed to marketing industries because my family is entrepreneur and I got my certificate for OJT (On-the-Job-Training) as Public Relations Trainee in the U.S and became one of the campaign speaker during candidacy of Congresswoman Annie Susano in Quezon City dist II, list goes on.

 
I was hired as Flight Attendant 2 months after my graduation, so I never had the chance to really apply my chosen field. Q’ways – is such a good opportunity for me to practice what I’ve learned. I’m glad out of many who volunteered I’ve been chosen to be part of the team.

           * 1 of my Published Articles

 

I still enjoy flying but being a part of the print media makes me more fulfilled. I’m enjoying the  brain storming, comments, email updates, deadlines, follow ups, re-writes, disapprovals, interviews, photo shoots, editing, pictorial and the pressures because it keeps me busy & occupied.  I believed our potentials as a human are limitless therefore we should not just settled for anything we already have but still continue to aim for greater developments for our own satisfaction & for the future!

               * 1st edition timeline

       * Preparing for the busy day ahead…

          * with our Editor-in-chief Cheska & managing editor Nazanin

        * Rewarding Letter From Mr. Bandula (Vice Pres. Cabin Service)

     Related Topic: Q’ ways Team!      

     Happy Anniversary Q’ways!                          

When Least Expected

My 1st Real Estate Investment

Published September 16, 2008 by starvillanueva


Last February 2007 I handed 12 post dated cheques to my mom because she’ll give it to the Real Estate Agent for my first property investment. I had mixed feelings doing that because during that time I haven’t seen the location yet. The property is located in Amadeo, Metro Tagaytay (5-10mins) from Taal Vista Hote and Casino Filipinol. This was a pre-sell. This means the property is still under development and should be finished anytime soon. I decided to go after it because the terms were pretty good and because my mom also bought lot there for my younger brother & little sis.


It supposed to be 2 years to pay. Fortunately, I was able to lump sum the amount needed to complete it in less than a year. I felt like I need to finish paying it before I bought Condo sooner or later. (Still looking around) Anyway, if the area in La Excelsa Country Homes develops further and it becomes a prime spot, I might rent it out later. Alternatively, I could sell it later to get some potential income.

 * See my 2nd Real Estate Investment: A Condo Unit in Mckinley Hill – The Fort

Missing Home…

Published August 28, 2008 by starvillanueva

Home is where one feels complete, whole, safe, happy & satisfied. But there’s a big question I have in mind. Why do people leave home? Why do people leave their comfort zone to embark on a journey trudging on foreign soil? Bearing the cold, slumber less night and the scorching heat of the day?

Many will say they had no choice but to do it. Others will say they chose to follow a dream. For whatever reason one has, they were seeking something, seeking opportunities elsewhere, seeking realities to their dreams. Seeking to develop & find themselves. 

 Why does one have to leave in order to find something? Why can’t it be that a person stay put, search, find what they’re looking for and remain where they are? Is it because that in order to find “that something” one would have to take a few steps. and then a couple more steps. Until before one knows it, they are already far.

This is not always bad. Moving forward means that you are doing something for improvement. Knowing that you are not idle can mean something. But knowing that where you are headed towards will lead to find your way back home (at the right time) gives one purpose.

I’m still enjoying the ropes of independence and if I were to ask the most important thing one should realize out of this whole circumstance is that every single one that’s physically away from home establishes a deep relationship with oneself. You only have yourself to count on. Surely you may be surrounded by many people, few good friends but at the end of the day your just by yourself.

I can say I am a bit used to this feeling of being far. But one can never fully adjust to being away from the place called home. One can temporarily forget. Or one can temporarily occupy every conscious minute. But deep within that void will always shout out for that need to be filled. A Family… A place called HOME…

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I’ll be Home for Christmas

ABC Survey 2

Published August 25, 2008 by starvillanueva

1. A is for age:
– 23

2. B is for beer of choice:
– I don’t drink any alcohol beverage


3. C is for what you can’t wait for right now:
– My last Washington for this month – Then Vacation! Yippee!

4. D is for your dog’s name:
– I don’t have pets..

 5. E is for essential item you use everyday:
– Moisturizer

6 . F is for favorite TV shows at the moment:
– Im not really that TV freak..but I like grey’s
anatomy & SATC..

7. G is for favorite game:
– As in online game!? WALA!

8 . H is for Home town:
– QC, Philippines

9 . I is for instruments you play:
– Piano/ Organ Keyboard

10 . J is for favorite juice:
– Buko Juice! Hehe!

11. K is for whose butt you’d like to kick:
– duh? So bad…

12. L is for last food you ate:
 Chopsuey

13 . M is for marriage:
– Not my priority right now…

14. N is for your name:

– Estrellita “Star”

15. O is for overnight hospital stays:
– I forgot..

16. P is for people you can’t live
without:
– family, friends, GOD.

1 7. Q is for quote:
– Everything happens for a Reason…

18 . R is for Biggest Regret:
– none so far

19. S is for sex:
– is sacred

20. T is for time you woke up today:
– 2am

21 . U is for underwear you have on now:
– Victoria Secret

22 . V is for vegetable you love:
– Green Beans, Asparagus, Broccoli – I love Veg!

23. W is for worst habit:
– My mind controls my heart… =(


24 . X is for x-rays you’ve had:
– Can’t remember the details..

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today?
– Chocolates!!!

26.Z is for the zodiac sign:
-Aquarius