Wednesday, May 27, 2015

10 things that a woman should have on her work desk♥

Nowadays lots of women spend more time at work than at home.  Or may be if you have an home office space you spend a lot of time there. That's why it is considered an important space of us "women of the future".  Me, I like sprucing up my work space every now and then, I am a little OC: I always want all things on it's proper place. And of course I love cute and unique things.  Well this not about what's on our office desk, but what I have listed a couple of office desk emergency items.  (Because we can never predict if something happens, right?!)
  1. Mobile phone charger : this is a MUST!!! I have 2 mobile chargers since I have 2 phones, an iPhone and my ever reliable Nokia QWERTY phone.  I also carry a powerbank in my bag.  So it's no low batt phone for me wherever I go.
  2. Feminine products : Always be prepared and ready for ... period!  It's kinda embarrassing to ask for this from your office mates, it's a personal thing.
  3. Kikay kit : When we were in grade school, we were required to have a health kit in our bag or sometimes we leave them in our classrooms.    What should be in our kikay kit? Toothbrush and toothpaste, wet tissue/tissue paper, alcohol or hand sanitizer, lip balm, cheek tint, mosquito repellant.
  4. Hair elastic / pins : There are times we need to put our hair up or sometimes when our side bangs keeps on falling on our face... I always keep these things handy.
  5. Flip flops / Ballerina flats :  Believe me you should have a pair of these in case of emergency.  (Sometimes after a long day of wearing our high heels... our feet just needs to be relaxed)  Actually I also keep a pair of flip flops in my car.  
  6. Sewing kit :  What will you do if you found out that there was rip on your outfit or office uniform?  Or when your buttons accidentally popped out?  A needle and a thread is the answer.  And you must also have safety pins in your mini sewing kit.
  7. First aid medicines and Band aid : I have a small pouch in my desk, with the following: pain reliever, antacid, loperamide, betahistine (Serc: i need this for my vertigo) and anti-histamine.  Band aid, it's self explanatory.
  8.  Reusable water bottle / Cup / Glass : We should always keep ourselves hydrated.  Or we should have our own cup or glass.  Actually I have my own cup, plate and cutlery here, so I don't use our office cutlery/utensils.
  9. Snacks : When cravings suddenly hit, keep some candies and crackers in your desk.  
  10. Office drawer duplicate keys :  In case you left your keys at home...No need to PANIC! Having a duplicate set of keys: is the answer to this emergency. (this usually happens to me whenever I change my bag). 
What do you think? Any other things you think is a must have in every woman's desk? Tell me!


Monday, May 25, 2015

Chiq's Cream cheese Chicken spread♥

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Ready for an afternoon tea?  To satisfy my craving... I made this Cream Cheese Chicken spread last Saturday.  I wanted something different so I gave the traditional Chicken (sandwich) spread a twist.  There's no melba toast available at home so I just toasted an ordinary loaf and cut it into quarters and whoala! My canapes are ready for my afternoon tea.

Cream Cheese Chicken Spread

1/4 kilo Chicken breast
1/2 package (112.50 grams) Magnolia Cream cheese
1 sachet Ladies Choice Mayonaise
1-1/2 tsp. soy sauce
Fresh Parsley, chopped
Onions, chopped (medium size)
Salt & Pepper to taste

  1. Cook the chicken breast until tender. Let it cool, then shred.
  2. In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken, parsley and onions. 
  3. Stir in the softened cream cheese and mayonaise, mix well until combined.
  4. Add the soy sauce, salt & pepper to taste.
  5. Spread on your melba toast or any kind of bread... crackers can do.
  6. Garnish with parsley.

Cravings satisfied! And my family loved it! I am sure you'll like this too!♥

Happy cooking!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

"Kung tayo"♥

source: abs-cbn

 After the finale episode of Forevermore last night, "Kung tayo" has been the trending phrase on social media.  For sure I will be hearing this more often well as the hugot lines that made a mark to the followers of the soap.   :)

I know some or maybe everybody can easily relate to that scene.  Many of us have experienced this or have been in the same situation... or in a way dreaming: after watching that particular part to have the same "little forever" together with the love you've lost...

We all have this kind of moment: dreaming of "What if's" or "If ever"... let's admit it, even if we are in a good place or relationship now.  There are times we still hope for this... (kahit sandali lang...)

My personal take on the finale:  There are a lot of unfinished business, unanswered questions... I hope there will a part 2, like the Maging Sino Ka Man before which stars John LLoyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo: same soap that launched Sam Milby and Anne Curtis loveteam.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Hello Kitty Chinese Restaurant♥

source: hello kitty chinese cuisine-facebook

To all Hello Kitty lovers out there!  Brace yourselves... this coming June a Hello Kitty Dimsum house will be opening in Hong kong: it will be called Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine.  Now, I am very excited to go to Hong kong and try it!  

source: hello kitty chinese cuisine-facebook

Hello Kitty-shaped dimsums, rice molded in kitty faces, meals with cute Hello Kitty inspired garnishing and etc.

source: hello kitty chinese cuisine - facebook

Meals being served in Hello Kitty chinawares... Oh wow!  

How I wish I could visit the place right away when it opens in June.  I am sure this will be one of the cutest dimsum place in the world.♥ 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fabchq: Mid Season Sale 2015♥


Fabulousity by Chiq's annual Mid Season Sale is here!!!  Time to update your closet before school year 2015-16.  To view the items on SALE kindly click this: Fabulousity by Chiq♥ Mid Season Sale 2015 or you may visit my Instagram and use this hashtag #fabchqMidSeasonSale2015.

Happy Shopping!♥

Monday, May 18, 2015

How to fix a corrupted user profile in Windows♥

Not a good way to start the week... One of those stressful Mondays.  When I got to the office my staff told me that she cannot access her computer.  She is getting this error message when she tried to log in: "The user profile service failed to logon and the user profile cannot be loaded".  I remember getting the same message last year.  And I was able to open the profile again, by following the step by step procedure. (The main reason for this is that you have a corrupted file). 

First of all I am an accountant: but I really try my best to learn simple troubleshooting techniques, so every time, I encounter software or hardware problem/s I consult my IT friend.  I always have my "handy-dandy notebook" with me: to take note of the things I need to remember.  I can proudly say that I can do simple PC troubleshooting.  (not that super "galing" but good enough to save the company from the cost of repair service or wait for our IT personnel to go to our office which is most of the time busy and they need to schedule their office visit)  Actually I can already set-up a network, control WIFI security access, install software or additional hardware (memory card, LAN card and etc.).

Last year I almost panicked when this happened to me, since all of my important files are on my desktop.  Yes, I do back up my files on DVD's and on one of the PC's in our network.  But the main problem is you cannot open your PC (and this was very new to me that time)  So I tried searching online on how to troubleshoot this kind of problem.  So if you have encountered this also or may be in the future you may find yourself on the same situation, here are the steps you need to do:

Before proceeding to the steps, try to restart again your computer, if the problem still persists you can start doing the following:

I. Fix the user corrupted profile file:
  • Start your computer on SAFE MODE (to do so restart it and press F8)
  • Click Start, type regedit in the Search box, and then press ENTER.
  • In Registry Editor, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList
  • In the navigation pane, locate the folder that begins with S-1-5 (SID key) followed by a long number.
  • Click each S-1-5 folder, locate the ProfileImagePath entry in the details pane, and then double-click to make sure that this is the user account profile that has the error. (look for the folders names  ending with .ba or .bak and follow Microsoft's instruction to rename them)
  • Close Registry Editor.
  • Restart the computer. (Please remember you should be able to log in already on the corrupted user profile)
II. Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account.
This solved my problem... and hopefully this will be helpful to all of you also.  But if you are not really sure and is afraid to trying this, it is still better to ask the help of an IT expert.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Melody Notebooks♥

Aren't they cute?  If you like cute things like me, I am sure you will like this... (*wink!)

I went to National bookstore yesterday to buy gel pens and when I passed by the notebook shelves I saw these super cute notebooks with My Melody cover.  Got giddy because aside from Hello Kitty I also love My Melody.  I remember I have this My Melody compact when I was in high school and I still have it now, minus the comb.  Finding these cutie notebooks brought back memories.  Saving my allowance to buy pencil caps, scented pens, note pads from Gift gate.  I am also a Happy Saver's club depositor at Banco Filipino to get Sanrio freebies. 

Now you need not go to Gift gate (Now Sanrio surprises) just to have these notebooks and other Sanrio items they are all over the place.  How I wish they have this before when I was still studying. (hihi) 

It's 6" x 8.5" 120 leaves hardbound notebook with dividers.  There are 4 designs available and costs P123.50 each. 

I love collecting notebooks and planners, this will a great addition to my collection... hmmm... Ohh, my recipe notebook is running out of space, what do you think? :) 

Can you suggest which design I should get?


Thursday, May 14, 2015


source: google

Oh that hurts... Last night's episode really brought me to tears.  I really felt the pain that Agnes (Liza Soberano) is going through.  The arrival of Xander (Enrique Gil) made my heart jump!  Hopefully something good will happen tonight. (feeling hopeful)  

I am not really into tearjerker teleseryes,   even on movies.  I want "feel good" romantic comedy, "stress na sa work tapos stress pa ulit"  so I really go for this kind of plot.

Who is not addicted to this teleserye?  I can honestly say that I am completely hooked.  I never missed an episode when the show started in October 2014.  A simple farm girl (Agnes Calay) falling for a rebellious only son of a hotel magnate (Xander Grande).  It seemed like a regular love story, rich boy falling in love with a poor girl (and viceversa) but the magic of Director Cathy Garcia-Molina transformed it into the something worth watching.

The teleserye also showed the importance of the family: the sacrifices of each of the main characters for their families. Which is very "Pinoy", because we all know that we are family-oriented.
Story lines, cinematography: Thumbs up!  I love how they captured every scene, especially those shot in Benguet.  I've never been there (maybe soon), but it showcased the beauty of the place.  Now the small town in Benguet, now popularly known as Sitio La Presa became a tourist destination.  That gave chance to the locals to earn extra income.

Book 1: Is the BEST! Felt like I was in high school again.  It's been a while since I got so "kilig", never really expected that.  (haha..)  My favorite scene was when Xander was running and Agnes hit him with a cabbage. (that's super funny)

Book 2: Pain and sacrifices here...  but there are also some good things that happened: the fall of the Saavedras;  Agnes and the twins were able to study again...   My unforgettable scene here is when Agnes accepted the sampaguita given by Xander in the park and when they both sang and danced the "Kapag tumibok ang puso". (So cute!)

Liza Soberano is a breakthrough actress here.  She's really good and very natural.  She acted like a pro not a 17 year old baby. (It's like she had experienced a lot in life) We all know that Enrique Gil already proven himself as one of the sought after actors of his generation. He appeared in a couple of movies and teleseryes.  But of course "Forevermore" is a big break for both of them.  (I love their chemistry.)  JLC and Bea in the making... 
Now, it's ending next week... 7 episodes left... I wonder what will happen tonight.  Will it be something positive? Or will they just let each other go...  (I can't wait)  Do I need to ready my tissue box for tonight's episode?  Hay...Let's just wait and see... If there's really a Road to Forever....

*It's not the remake of the Forevermore movie of Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa
*International teleserye: now being shown in Kazakhstan and soon in other parts of Asia and Africa.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Louis Vuitton Monty♥

I've been meaning to do a review of Louis Vuitton Montorgueil for quite sometime.  This bag was already discontinued, after a long search (Manila-US-SG-Italy) finally I got myself my very own Monty. (Monty short for Montorgueil: the nickname given to the bag) I was really aiming for the GM size but since this was the last piece available, that left me no choice but to get the PM.  I really like it's shape and of course unlike the Speedy you can wear it on your shoulders.  Monty is one of the beauties of classic monogram line as I have said there are 2 sizes available the GM (16.5″ x 9.4″ x 7.1″) and PM (14.1″ x 8.3″ x 6.3″). A little trivia on the bag: It's design was inspired by the chic atmosphere of Rue Montorgueil in Paris.

After using it for a month, I realized that the bag is too small for me.  Even though the Monty is very spacious inside to house all my "abubot" I am used in carrying large bags, maybe in time I'll get used to it.  The shoulder straps is kinda short so if you have large arms you will find it hard to carry them on your shoulders.  Good thing I have small arms: it fits just fine...  but I would really like it to be a little longer so I can reach in the bag easily.
Gold brass plate with Louis Vuitton signature on the front of the bag
Comes with padlock & keys
Side pleats on both sides of the bag to add more volume

Aesthetics : 5 stars

The shape is the WOW! factor for me.

Usability & Functionality : 4 stars

The interior is very roomy and with its wide zip: makes it easier to locate what you're looking for. No digging inside the bag just to get your phone or car keys.

One of the downsides of the usability are the straps.  You need to put your bag down to get what you wanted, you cannot easily reach down to get something in or out of the bag.

Quality & Construction:  4.5 stars

Of course it's Louis Vuitton so the quality is perfection!  The bag is made of the traditional monogram toile canvas with vanchetta leather straps and trims.  The straps and trims would change it's color in time, that's why the bag should be properly cared for.  Note: It also does not hold it's shape so better to put a small pillow inside when it's not in use.

Overall: 4.8 stars

This is one of my dream bags! Love the shape, it's roominess... except for the shoulder straps which is a little too short.  But honestly I really love the bag!♥


Saturday, May 09, 2015

The One-piece Suit♥

I grew up calling this a "Romper".  Now it's either called a jumpsuit, play suit, onesies or a one-piece suit.  It's an outfit: incorporating the trousers and top in one. Very similar to the what the skydivers wear.  I love wearing jumpsuits because you need not look for a top to match your pants, shorts or skirt. For me the only disadvantage in wearing this is when you need to go to the bathroom.  (My remedy: I wear a bandeau.)


Mango: Printed short jumpsuit P1,950.00
Plains & prints: Lady bug play suit P1,598.00

Jumpsuits come in shorts or long pants: in 2014 the classic one piece suit evolved into a more trendy style, added volume and shortened hems - the culottes onesies.  

Mango: Flowy culottes jumpsuit P4,950.00

Again a trick on wearing culottes or midis so you will never look short because of it's mid-calf length: wear a pair of wedge to elongate your legs. (*wink).

How about you? Do you like wearing onesies?

Photo credits: &


Thursday, May 07, 2015

Summer getaway: East of Metro Manila♥

When we our planning our summer destination we often look for places in the south or north of Metro Manila.  Who would have thought that in the East you will find a great summer haven: Palo Alto Leisure & Residential Estates.  It's only an hour drive from Metro Manila located at Pinugay, Baras Rizal: developed by Sta.Lucia Realty & Dev., Inc.

Amenities of the clubhouse includes: air-conditioned function and conference rooms, game room (billiards, darts and table tennis), outdoor basketball court, swimming pool with water slides, shower and dressing rooms, cottages on poolside. Additional attraction and facilities were being constructed like zip line and villas.

Escape the hustle and bustle of city life... and why head to the south or north area where traffic is extremely heavy especially during this season...

Go to a peaceful place... with a scenic view of the mountains in Rizal.♥

Monday, May 04, 2015

Culottes are back!♥

Season's "IT" pants! I grew up wearing these.  What are Culottes?  It's like a skirt but actually pants. They differ from Palazzo,  Pedal pushers or Capri pants. Palazzo trousers and culottes are both wide pants but the latter is midi length (fall from waist to the middle of the calf).   On the other hand pedal pushers and capris are calf length but are tight on the skin.


 Tip on wearing your culottes:  Wearing midis tend to make you look shorter (coz of its calf length) so for me it looks better if you wear low/high heels or wedge shoes or sandals instead of flats.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Cover-up: Caftan & Kimono♥

Ooh SUMMER!  COVER-UPS are the season's must have... actually you can wear them any time of the year.  Aside from wearing it over swimwear you can also use it on: tank top + shorts/jeans, jumpsuit or dress.  The first cover up I had was like some kind of over-sized shirt, but through the years: the traditional caftans and kimonos were reinvented to become the modern day statement cover-ups (stylish robes).  Made from flowing, sheer garments either sleeveless and long sleeves: Fringes, tassels were added to give it a new twist... Length varies from short to ankle or floor length.

Here are my choices of cover-ups that you can find locally: (in no particular order)

Fringed print caftan - Mango P4,950.00

Printed reversible kimono - Mango P2,250.00

Fringed print caftan - Mango P1,950.00

Printed Kimono - Zara P2,250.00
Kimono with side split - Stradivarius P1,290.00
Print kimono with fringing on hem - Stradivarius P1,290.00

Patterned Kimono - H&M P1,190.00
Dragonfly kimono - Plains & Prints P1,298.00

Caftan (or Kaftan) an ancient Mesopotamian origin: is usually ankle length and long sleeves, made of flowing garment that is used as a coat or overdress. 

Kimono is a traditional Japanese garment.  It's T-shaped robe with wide sleeves also floor length.

Photo credit:,,, h& and

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