A New Kitchen Soon at Our Home

Last weekend, Ken and I, along with our nanay and my BFF, went straight to Quiapo after our DIY Binondo Food Tour. I promised to buy him a brand new oven and Kitchen Aid to start his pastry business from home. And, like a loving ate, I’m more than determined to fulfill that promise.

Sadly, though, we didn’t find any oven to his liking that suited my budget. The ones we found were almost the same as our current oven. He needed a new one that’s wider so he can fit his baking pans in there.

He’s been getting a ton of orders lately, with the help of my nanay. so he needs to setup his own kitchen here at home. He’s got our old store space initially setup for his kitchen. There’s already a cabinet there for his ingredients. We might also need to have a new sink and exhaust fans installed for him. There are also a couple of kitchen tools, including those that work the same way as test sieves for sifting baking ingredients. He hasn’t continued to organize his future kitchen yet. I guess he just needs the new oven to get him starting.

La Germana stove and oven for Ken

Can’t remember the exact model of the oven he wanted, but it costs about Php 26,000+. If you know a place or someone who can help us get a La Germania stove and oven (possibly one of the above models) for cheaper than that price, please, please, please, help! 🙂 Otherwise, I’d have to buy him that oven and delay the Kitchen Aid for a month or so.

A Future in a New Home

Our old home in NavotasOver 7 years ago, when my family and I had no choice but to move from our old house where we lived almost all our lives to our current home here in Malabon, I admit, I couldn’t accept the fact that we’re going to be living in an area where even the slightest hint of rain can result to flooded streets. But, we had no choice back then because we needed to somehow brush off all the negativity and misfortunes we have experienced at our old house in Navotas and move on with our lives.

We were supposed to move to a new house in Bulacan, but because of misleading information and empty promises by the real estate agent we were dealing with, we had no other option. Either move here to Malabon or worry about monthly rentals at an apartment somewhere. Even with the money we had from the sale of our old home, and some from our mom’s loans, in the long run, it won’t be practical for us to rent. And, so, we bought this house in Malabon.

Aftermath of typhoon Pedring

After years of dealing with the flood situation here, especially following that horrific experience during Typhoon Pedring, I am honestly convinced that I don’t want to live here all my life. I cannot live here forever. That’s why I’m determined to start planning now, particularly with my finances. I’m leaning towards buying a condominium within the Metro and possibly share it with my brother. Not sure what I’d do yet, but I hope I can get my important documents and finances ready by the time I finally decide to move out. I might need a housing loan for that.

If you’ve got plans like mine, you might want to check more home loan information to know what financial help / assistance is available to you. I might need someone with a better grasp of how to address concerns like this. I’ll keep you posted on this. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, I’d love to hear it! 🙂

A Future in a New Home

Our old home in NavotasOver 7 years ago, when my family and I had no choice but to move from our old house where we lived almost all our lives to our current home here in Malabon, I admit, I couldn’t accept the fact that we’re going to be living in an area where even the slightest hint of rain can result to flooded streets. But, we had no choice back then because we needed to somehow brush off all the negativity and misfortunes we have experienced at our old house in Navotas and move on with our lives.

We were supposed to move to a new house in Bulacan, but because of misleading information and empty promises by the real estate agent we were dealing with, we had no other option. Either move here to Malabon or worry about monthly rentals at an apartment somewhere. Even with the money we had from the sale of our old home, and some from our mom’s loans, in the long run, it won’t be practical for us to rent. And, so, we bought this house in Malabon.

Aftermath of typhoon Pedring

After years of dealing with the flood situation here, especially following that horrific experience during Typhoon Pedring, I am honestly convinced that I don’t want to live here all my life. I cannot live here forever. That’s why I’m determined to start planning now, particularly with my finances. I’m leaning towards buying a condominium within the Metro and possibly share it with my brother. Not sure what I’d do yet, but I hope I can get my important documents and finances ready by the time I finally decide to move out. I might need a housing loan for that.

If you’ve got plans like mine, you might want to check more home loan information to know what financial help / assistance is available to you. I might need someone with a better grasp of how to address concerns like this. I’ll keep you posted on this. If you have any suggestions or recommendations, I’d love to hear it! 🙂

Making Up for the Holidays

Easter Egg HuntingEver since we were kids, our family has never really celebrated Easter and Halloween. Aside from going to hear Mass on Easter Sunday, I can’t distinctly remember dressing up as a kid, going out to go Easter egg-hunting or trick-or-treating. Up to when I was a young teenager, I never really knew how other families celebrated those holidays so I didn’t feel like I missed out.

It was only when I was in my early to late 20s when I realized there are a lot of fun holidays that I didn’t get to celebrate as a kid. The only day I remember enjoying back then was during Christmas season when my nanay would buy us new clothes and give us gifts. I don’t recall her giving us candies like the kids now usually receive during these holidays, which is why we have very good teeth. 🙂

Common gifts I got from my nanay were new pair of shoes, new outfits, a new toy and cash so I can buy whatever I want – probably one of the reasons why I became independent at a very young age.

Anyway, if I’d be blessed with my own kid/s, I’ll make sure they get the best Easter and Halloween celebrations they can experience. I was never good in Home Economics back in elementary and high school, but I think I’ll do better now with sewing costumes. 😀

Making Up for the Holidays

Easter Egg HuntingEver since we were kids, our family has never really celebrated Easter and Halloween. Aside from going to hear Mass on Easter Sunday, I can’t distinctly remember dressing up as a kid, going out to go Easter egg-hunting or trick-or-treating. Up to when I was a young teenager, I never really knew how other families celebrated those holidays so I didn’t feel like I missed out.

It was only when I was in my early to late 20s when I realized there are a lot of fun holidays that I didn’t get to celebrate as a kid. The only day I remember enjoying back then was during Christmas season when my nanay would buy us new clothes and give us gifts. I don’t recall her giving us candies like the kids now usually receive during these holidays, which is why we have very good teeth. 🙂

Common gifts I got from my nanay were new pair of shoes, new outfits, a new toy and cash so I can buy whatever I want – probably one of the reasons why I became independent at a very young age.

Anyway, if I’d be blessed with my own kid/s, I’ll make sure they get the best Easter and Halloween celebrations they can experience. I was never good in Home Economics back in elementary and high school, but I think I’ll do better now with sewing costumes. 😀