Friday, January 23, 2015

Belle De Jour Power Planner 2015 Has Arrived!


I should have written this post yesterday but I was too busy with work, I have sleepless nights this week :( .

I have received the Belle De Jour Power Planner 2015 yesterday at 9:00 am in the morning. The mail man buzz our doorbell and he handed me the package, yay the smile on my face was very wide when I received it. :) I consider this planner as a gift to myself this year since I really need to be organized. I've been very disorganized last year and this planner would be the answer for this attitude this year 2015.

When I open the package I was impress on the cover of the planner, it was hardbound, girly and classy, my type of planner. I've been eyeing on this planner for about a 2 or 3 year already and been wanting to have this very badly but i am not financially capable at those times, so this year is a blessing because I had it finally on my hand. I've also join the contest of Kristine on her Real Asian Beauty blog but I was not pick as the winner, so I've been a bit sad about that. But the hope I had to have this planner has not  banish so I did order on the I Love BDJ website via paypal payment. Actually I had joined the contest of Kristine for me not to be able to buy this anymore, the frugal lady attitude of mine strike me that is why I joined, hehe. But for this planner, I am willing to spent PHP 598 just to have it. I also want to reward myself this time around. I actually loved to write and read, I have my notebook which is given by a friend to me where I usually wrote my feelings if I am sad, happy or anything but that notebook has few pages left for me to write on so I decided to buy this planner.

At first glance on the pages, I am quiet confused on the pages, haha. I don't understand the MIT section of the planner at first but when I browse their FB Page, it was meant to be a "Most Important Task" haha now I know what it is. The planner has a section where you can write your goals for 2015, a Happiness List, the Dream Board, 2015 BDJ Checklist, and many more. For a PHP 598 Planner, this is really worth it :) and I love it very much!Yay I am soo happy :) I take some photos of it, see below:

The cover

First page

I started 4th week of Jan, I started Jan 22.

Then put my schedule for this month, this is not yet complete.

Thank you God for letting me having this power planner this year 2015 :) I am looking for a better Angelie this year. My motto this year is "Worry less = Happy Angelie" :)

Till my next post.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Late Christmas 2014 Update


How are you? It is now January 2015 and this post was very late for me to do but I think it's better late than never, right? :)

My 2014 Christmas celebration was a blast!!!I cannot compare it to the other Christmas celebration I had because this Christmas was being spent with my entire Dag-uman family, my mother's maiden family name is Dag-uman so it was very rare for us to  be together especially during Christmas. Most of my cousins and aunt are already living far from us so it is very impossible that we can be together often but this time it became possible. I am very blessed and happy it happened last year. God is so amazing! :)

My mom's sister's and brother came into our house to celebrate Christmas with us, it was not actually planned but it happened, it does not only surprise me but it does surprised my mom a lot, seeing her happy make me a happy daughter too. I then immediately went to the city to buy gifts for them and I don't care how much I spent but as long as I can share to them the blessings I have in this precious moment of the year. We had a little games played during the evening and it was very fun. My Auncle, Cousins and Aunt's danced in our very small living room area. Below are some of the photo's I got during the Christmas evening.

Happy to receive their gifts :)

Dag-Uman Family (Sister and Bro of my Mom+Cousins)

The Gifts

My Mother and Grandma

Mother and Me

It was a very happy Christmas indeed! Jesus made it possible for my family to be together on his birthday. I love you Jesus :)

My next post is about my Christmas vacation, so watch out for it! Till my next post.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Life Update

Hi Everyone,

Few more minutes to go and December is really here,yeah Christmas month is really here!!!I am super excited what will be December is for me and my family.

The month of November is not a soooo good month for me. I will tell you the details of why it is not.
In my last previous post to this blog, I have wrote about my November 2014 Budget and Plan. My Budget plan was a failure or I mean I failed doing it :( sad it is! no matter how I tried organizing and budgeting it does not succeed every time I do it, I even downloaded an app to my phone to track my expenses each day but it turned out bad, I had used it only for a few days and later on I stop using it. Arggg I don't know why I can't succeed in budgeting. But I am hoping that one day I can succeed doing it, it was really hard but I will really try again.

Despite the unsuccessful budgeting scenario, my November 2014 plan turned out well. Out of 5 plan I listed, I had successfully did the 1, 2 and 3, that plan is listed in my post here. I am happy that out of 5 I was able to do at least 3, I am building up again my emergency fund plus my FAMI-SALEF investment is growing, I mean I was not able to skip even a 1 month of adding an additional investment to it even at least at its minimum of PHP 1k.

Then the plan to enroll again in my Master's class continues for this 2nd semester, I was able to enroll 6 units, 3 units each for its subject. I enrolled 9 units last semester but this time around I cannot anymore manage to enroll 9 units because of my workload online plus the 6 units I enrolled this sem includes the Research Methodology subject which we will already start to write our own thesis, yeah thesis!This time around it is a Master's thesis so I did expect a difficulty on it , it is very different than the Undergraduate Thesis. My class is every Sunday only, I choose every Sunday because Monday to Saturday I am fully loaded with work to do. This afternoon when we had our 2nd class, my mind is full of questions like: Is this problem I choose for this thesis is really what I want? Can i do this? Do i have resources to do it? How will I do it? There are still a lot that is on my mind right now :( But I do hope I can really do it, please pray for me :)

Now, the worst part that I am gonna tell you on this post was the issue that happened to me this month. Well the issue has been settled already last few weeks of this month but still I want to write it here just to burst out what I feel. This is an issue with a guy in the community I am serving for almost 2 years, I had encountered many ups and downs while serving the community I belong but I endure all of those but I don't know that this time around I was really affected. Maybe because I have also some issues on myself that I don't know why until now it still existed. In this blog I have wrote about me being single, and until now I am, it's not that I am too picky, or no one dares to appreciate me but maybe the Lord has a better plan for my love life. I am now 26 years old but I was not able to experience yet being in a serious relationship, the word serious means really serious to me, meaning the guy will not only tell his intentions to me but also to my family, it has not happened so I guess it's not yet the right time. The issue that happened this month was, one member of the community who is a brother/male/guy posted something in our community page that affects me, he is posting it because he pity the guy who I did something wrong daw!That guy whom he said I did something wrong sent a group message to all citing that I did say bad to him when we meet at a mall here in my city. When I read the post and someone told me about that text message, my reaction was WHAT???WHAT IS HE TALKING ABOUT??? :( :( ...I got really mad an instant, yes instant!Why? How I can say something bad to him if I did approach him and offer my hand to shake with his but after that I said I must go now because I have also a friend who is waiting for me. That guy I approach misinterpreted my action. Then the member posted after a week or so onto our FB page about what happened. That is the last stroke that my patience has gone, I didn't even react about the text message and the false judgement about me. But that post is very rude, disappointing, and BIAS! Well this issue has been finished already now and I learned my lesson also. The lesson was, don't react to any bad comments, FB post, or any person who tells you that you did this or not if it is not true! If it is not true then don't ever react, really a lesson learned. We are only human, we commit mistakes and sometimes if other's say something bad about us we instantly react. Social media like FB, Twitter, Instagram has some disadvantages too, anyone can say something bad or good about you so it's up to us if we will entertain those or not. We should all be responsible on each of those social media we are using.

This post is a bit long, hehe but forgive me since I am not always posting on this blog. Till my next post :)

God Bless Everyone!Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas!!!Yehey!!!!


Thursday, October 30, 2014

November 2014 Budget Plus Month Plan


It's October 30st today while I am writing this post. So before October will end I want to write about my budget and plan for November.

Below are my plans and budget for November.

Budget for November 2014

Plans for November

I really crossing my fingers for this budget and plan for November. I will update again about this at the end of the month if I had achieve or successful about this budget and plans.

Till my next post.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Financial Status Update As Of October 2014

Hi Everyone,

I really miss writing to this blog, right now I am very confuse on what blog to maintain writing with latest updates about me, this blog or my other blog? Which is which? But right now I decided that I write this update on this blog.

My financial status since January 2014 is not soooo good honestly but I am trying my very best to improve it until now, it's already month of October and only 2 months more to go before year 2014 ends. January until last month August, my expenses every month got bigger and bigger, unexpected expenses or impulse buying occur that I haven't even noticed that it does really had a big impact on my way to a frugal living. Even though expenses got higher I still manage to monthly add to my FAMI-SALEF investment and MSU-IIT Cooperative savings, so even I have lots of expenses I still had something left in case of sudden emergencies or money trouble emergencies.

Last February I had two travels that I did, first was at Dakak Beach Resort at Dapitan Zamboanga del Norte and 2nd was at nearby city of Cagayan de Oro. So these travels of course needs money :) Then last June I go to Dahilayan Adventure Park at Bukidnon, unfortunately we were not able to ride the zipline because it suddenly rain when we get there. Last travel but not the least was our Mindanao Conference at General Santos City, the travel was really worth it, expenses was worth it, hehe. Travelling is one of the things I cannot even regret spending my hard earned money.

Plus I enrolled again with my Masters Degree in Educational Management this first semester that costs me about PHP8000 almost. This is an expense that I personally say an investment for myself, education is one of those things just like travel that I did not even regret doing.

So here is my financial status update below:

1. I got 4k almost in my MSU-IIT Cooperative savings account.
2. 23k almost in my FAMI-SALEF account.
3. EON Unionbank ATM Account - zero (arrgg i don't want to be shy about this, I learned my lesson now, that I should also saved up 10% every payday to this account, fingers is crossed about this)

I am still thankful to God that despite so many responsibilities at work and home, I still have something I can saved up for the future and not go into debt if ever. Plus starting from this day forward, I will limit all my wants and be more concerned on my needs. Wants are clothes and expenses that I did not need. So I hope I can keep with this promise to myself. And by the way because of those clothes, my closet has no empty space anymore to put all those clothes I bought that I don't really need, sigh....

Thanks and till my next post soon!