Kitchen reno on hold.


I am sad that our plan to renovate our kitchen is now put on hold. Some important things took place and what I was setting aside to fund the kitchen reno was used to pay for those things. I thought I could get the kitchen in order before the end of this month but I have to start saving up again first before proceeding with anything.

I am not dreaming of a grand kitchen. I just want a really organized one with more kitchen counter, cabinets, and storage for other supplies. I want a more secure mobile pantry. And I want a stove that is safer than the one we have now.

I am also thinking of what I can do with the lighting system. Right now, we have our kitchen lights on 24/7. I don’t want that in my newly renovated kitchen anymore!

I hope the kitchen reno will proceed by the last week of April.

*keeping my fingers crossed

Storage cabinet upstairs.

There was a storage cabinet upstairs that had been there way back when Mom was still alive. When my sister R checked it, it was full of old clothes that are no longer fit to be worn. Immediately, we called one of our aunts to help us pack all the clothes, throw it away, and then clean the cabinet and the clutter.

We were surprised to find my cousin’s blackstar from guitar center that was missing for a long time. We didn’t know who put it there and why it wasn’t found when we were looking for it before but it was there and my brother was happy that he finally found his ‘baby’!

Now, that storage cabinet upstairs houses the musical instrument as well as some other stuff of my brother’s.

Sunlight streaming in…




Obviously, I love a house with sunlight streaming in almost every room in it. Aside from the fact that it will save me a lot of money on electricity costs, sunlight inside the house also symbolizes positivity for me. Sunlight streaming in can mean blessings pouring into the lives of the persons living in the house.

I would love to have a house like this. We used to have one but with the development of the neighborhood, houses surrounding ours grew taller thereby blocking the sunlight that used to stream inside our house.

Soon, though…

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Outside the city.

My friend Mandy and her husband are now living outside the city limits. Her husband found a job in a manufacturing plant in Laguna and, at the same time, Mandy was hired by a nearby beach resort to sing for them on Friday and weekend nights. Not everyone knows that Mandy and her husband met while the former was singing for a popular bar and the latter was the man behind the danelectro french toast at guitar center.

Husband and wife are happy with their decision to relocate. Mandy had doubts when her husband told her about the job being offered to him. She’s been a city girl all her life but the moment she stepped in their new home, she knew that life outside the city is the way for them to go.

Custom-made furniture.

My sister R and I were talking last night about how we couldn’t find a decent master carpenter who can help us with the custom-made furniture we have in mind. First of all, we want to have a custom-made bunk bed for my sisters and I. Space is crucial to us so customizing furniture is the way for us to go. We also want cabinets made and installed. We want to have so many things customized at home so it is frustrating for us that we can’t find someone who can help us with our ideas.

kids desk

A home-office desk as well as a kid’s desk is also something that we want to get done. I wish there is a company out there who can help us but won’t charge us for an arm and leg in the process. My sister found a good custom-made furniture maker but when we started checking out the fees they are charging, we just closed the browser and forgot about them. Sky-high fees!


Anyone can help us?!?

Leader of the band

I attended an event and a band played the song The Leader of the Band. That song makes me emotional whenever, wherever it is played. Do you know why? I associate that song to my paternal grandfather and my father. They are the leader of the band, our family. I just find that song sweet but a little bit sad.

You know ever since my paternal grandmother died, Papang (our paternal grandfather) always looks sad and lonely. Understandable since they’ve been married and together for more than 50 years! Even though we would do stuff to cheer him up, he would always smile but go back to being sad after. He missed our Nanay (paternal grandmother)! How I wish we can do something more for our ‘leader’…

Blog under reno…


This blog, Under One Roof, will get a much-needed lift. It is currently undergoing renovation, an upgrade here and there, tinkering of colors everywhere, and some TLC.

I will retain the theme but some tweaks will be done, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, you can still browse around and leave your mark (comment!), if you feel like it.

Happy weekend sunshine-y people!


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