Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dolce Amore♥

Ciao!  Yes I am one of those who got so addicted in watching Dolce Amore (Sweet Love), and after 7 months it's finally ending on Friday. (Sigh.)  Honestly, I never missed an episode. I am not a LizQuen fan but of all love teams now I love watching them.   Enrique and Liza have already matured as artists - both are no longer "just a pretty face". 

Dolce Amore : It's not your ordinary romantic-comedy teleserye does not really focus on boy and girl relationship but also family love.  Forgiving, moving on and choosing LOVE above all.

And now my liking in learning the Italian language came back.  Every morning instead of greeting my nephews "good morning" I go - "Buongiorno!"  Learning Italian and Spanish is a dream, when they removed Spanish subject in college before I really felt bad since I wanted to learn it.  Oh well... hope it's not that late for me to do this.  (*wink)  It's easier now... I sincerely thank google translate.  I remember my very first blog's title in Friendster before was : La Dolce Vita de Criselda. (The Sweet life of Criselda)

What I have admired about them?  Very real... you can really feel their emotions and Liza's very good.I envy her for speaking good Italian. (hihi) Enrique was equally awesome.  Wait, not just them - but the whole cast.  Another great project from ABS-CBN - taking us to places not only here in the Philippines but also other parts of the world.  Traveling in Europe especially Italy is a dream. Congratulations to the whole cast (Complimenti a tutto il cast) especially to the directors May Cruz-Alviar, Cathy Garcia-Molina and Richard Arellano - Good work guys! (Buon Lavoro a tutti!)

I will surely miss the show (Io sicuramente perdere lo spettacolo).  But I am looking forward for their next teleserye hopefully next year.

xo, Chiq♥

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

SSS Peso Fund♥

Last year I learned about this SSS Peso Fund over the news, and honestly I am really wanted to know how this SSS Peso Fund works.  P.E.S.O. - stands for Personal Equity and Savings Option: so what's with it?  After I paid up my car loan in 2014, I decided start saving for my retirement (better to start early).  Being employed in the private sector, SSS pension is so small as compared to what government employees get from GSIS.  Based from my experience: my mom was a retired grade school teacher and my dad retired employee/college professor.   My mother was able to get more than a million from GSIS and her monthly pension is about P13,000.00 as compared to my father he got at about P200,000.00 from SSS and P5,000.00 monthly pension.  

SSS Peso fund is a voluntary membership fund offered exclusively to SSS qualified members.  What's great about this is that it's tax free!  Instead of putting your money in the bank, interests earned are subject to withholding tax.  Aside from being tax-free SSS will only invest your money to government securities so earnings are guaranteed instead of investing it on other mutual funds : profits are not guaranteed since investment comes with risks in which you can actually lose your invested money.  

Some of my friends are offering me to invest on mutual funds and etc., I am really interested but since I know how risky it is I'd rather choose something that is guaranteed. 

Here are the requirements: Please note you should be updated with your premium contribution at  maximum amount which is P1,760.00 
  1.  Age must be below 55;
  2. Paid SSS contributions for at least 6 consecutive months prior to your enrollment to the peso fund;
  3. OFW, VM, SE members should be paying the maximum amount of contributions;
  4. Have not filed any claim under SSS program.
How to apply:

You need to apply personally at any SSS branch.  I applied last August 3, I went to SSS Marikina and it took 20 minutes only, but the waiting time before the opening of the SSS office took awhile.  I was there as early as 6:30am and office hours start at 8:00am.  I already brought a duly  accomplished SSS Peso Fund Application form.  

You may contribute minimum of P1,000.00 to P100,000.00 per year.

For more information you can visit SSS website: https://www.sss.gov.ph/

Let's start saving for our future. Happy Investing!♥


Monday, August 15, 2016

Hello Kitty Fruit Mart Collection x McDonald's Hongkong♥

When everybody's going ga-ga with the Pokémon Go last week. Me - I'm so excited with these Hello Kitties from Hongkong.  New addition to my growing collection! (*wink)

Last July, McDonald's Hongkong came up with this Hello Kitty Fruit mart collection: it's actually a crossover between Hello Kitty and other Sanrio Characters in fruits theme similar to the Hello Kitty Bubbly world Collection which was released by McDonald's Singapore in 2014 (which I am lucky enough to complete the set - Thanks to my friends based in SG). 

The Hello Kitty fruit mart collection consists of 6 mini plushies and comes with a special edition picnic bag, that is if you buy the whole set at HK$228.00.  

Each Hello Kitty dressed as a fruit and with other Sanrio Character's outfit:
  • Grape x Tuxedo Sam
  • Orange x Gudetama
  • Watermelon x KeroKeropi
  • Pineapple x Pompompurin
  • Apple x  Cinamonroll
  • Strawberry x My Melody

The mini plushie is individually packed in a carton crate.  I am just a lucky girl because my cousin Crissy was in Hongkong for a holiday when these cuties were on sale and she was able to get me the whole set. 

All plushies are adorable! My favorite? Though all of the are really cute - it's My Melody that i like most!♥

How about you? Which one is your fave?


Friday, August 05, 2016

Fabulousity by Chiq♥ turns 5!

source: google.com

I can't imagine that my online boutique is 5 years old.  It was really a childhood dream... and it's an amazing feeling when you have fulfilled one of your life's goals.  As I have said on my previous post about how I started : an initial capitalization of Php500.00, opened a Multiply account - where I sell handmade bracelets and headbands... then Facebook and Instagram. 

I would like to thank Papa God for making this possible, my grandparents (Lolo Guiling and Lola Luming) where I got my selling skills, they are my inspiration.  I remember being my Lolo's stockclerk (started when I still in grade school).  And we help them in their little store at the palengke (market).  My parents, siblings and relatives for their support... My clients/customers who became my friends who continue to patronize my products. Thank you all so much!♥

With this I have an on going sale which started last Monday (August 1). 
 It's BUY 3 and get the 3rd item at 50% off on selected items5th Anniversary Sale♥
The sale will run until August 31, 2016.
Visit my Facebook page: Fabulousity by Chiq♥ or
Follow me on Instagram: @fabulouschq and @fabulousbaubles (my subsidiary shop)

Again... Grazie! Salamat! to everyone!♥

Always remember
Be Fab... Make a Statement... Wear Fabulousity by Chiq♥


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