The Cleaning Lady loves PH: When Shopping in Manila

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Mabuhay!  Shopping in Manila? Drop by Kultura for quality goods and souvenirs.
Don’t you just love Smiley?  He shows a sample of the smiles you will get when you visit our country.  If you are Pinoy and looking at this blog,  please repost for sharing.  Salamat.

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Hola, Ground!

I started my Christmas shopping already … was on a look out for canvas bags to promote recycling, instead of using plastic bags and got a lot with the theme Philippines.

We went light shopping at SM Aura and enjoyed looking at the wonderful, beautiful stuff (Proudly made in the Philippines) at Kultura. They are now bedecked with Christmas décor, including placemats, napkins with matching rings. G3 and I also looked at the jewelry section.

We should arrange for a weekend shopping spree. Hope you get a new ISP so you can go back to writing soon.

Missing you,
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cleaning Lady’s Lines, Patterns & Beauty

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Call this her “Ode to Everyday Stuff” — the Cleaning Lady got stuck at home as it is (again!) raining cats and dogs over the weekend. Had to make do with common things for her response to this week’s Photo Challenge on Lines, Patterns & Beauty.

Bed linen, towels, curtains and even the lowly floor mat were just waiting to be discovered for their simple lines, color, detail and texture.

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While taking these pictures, there is also this quiet sense of peace and gratitude that one is surrounded with the most common yet beloved of things. Bought with her hard-earned money or given by friends, her “stuff” earned her respect.

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Details, like embroidery, make everyday things more “dramatic”.

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Our walls have it, too —- lines, patterns & beauty. My firstborn’s uke joined today’s post and is striking a pose.

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Salamat, stuff, for being here for my family and me. Happy weekend, everyone!

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For other people’s take on Lines, Patterns & Beauty, click this: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/lines-patterns/.

Cleaning Lady’s Gallery #3 – Absence from WP Explained

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Waaaaah!  Hey, Ground!  We lost one of our followers — must be because we don’t post regularly?  What do you think?   Was out for a short holiday (well, technically not really; work-related trip)  so the Cleaning Lady was on holiday too (read:  no chores this weekend).

This is one of the many sights at Cintai Corito, Balete, Batangas.  While it is primarily suited for rest,  I was not able to get any (repeat: work-related trip … inulit pa talaga ano? ).  Anyway,  I had free time early morning yesterday and took some pics.  Not sure if WP allows 360ds, but I took some to show the people at home and at work.

To our followers,  hope you like these two pics in the meantime …. Batangas 1

Until I have more time to write … just to write.

Happy weekend to all!

Love,

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Cleaning Lady’s Gallery #2 New Curtains

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For our home inventory, I wanted to document our new curtains (which I manually sew to shorten to desired length) and while I was trying to get the best angle and coaching the couch to smile (REALLY!), sneaky youngest son got ready to be included in the picture. Since phonecam was on multiple shot mode, this was caught.

Pretty neat, huh!

Taking this oppty to encourage everyone to use environmental sacks or do called ecobags. Two were sitting on our coffee table. These are made of canvas, and which while hard to clean (heavy material), are very sturdy ones. Great for heavy grocery cans.

That’s the cleaning lady’s bit for this week. What’s yours?

Happy long weekend, Pilipinas!

♥,
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Weekly Photo Challenge > Carefree Cleaning Lady’s Gallery #1

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It’s raining cats and dogs (so hard that pet shop seems a better description) here in Manila so it’s kind of cold.  Am not an ice cream person but today I felt like screaming for ice cream.

There it was the last scoop, waiting just for me, me, ME!   Its flavor was coffee mangosteen — from Magnolia’s Best of the Philippines collection and Davao’s pride. That’s another shameless plug for my country.  If you have it in your locality, you should try it.

Ang sarap! I ♥ it!

P.S. If you are not familiar with mangosteen — just Google it. (Tamad ako!)

P.P.S. I decided to add this as another carefree post. See more here: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/08/16/photo-challenge-carefree/