Weekly Wishes # 29 { Apr 2015 | Week 1 }

Weekly Wishes
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Weekly Wishes


Weekly Wishes

This is a weekly blog link up by The Nectar Collective which I always join because: (1) I need to transfer the buzzing things from my brain to somewhere else. (2) I need to get things done and (3) I need to get to my goals — retiring early — the fastest way possible!


I just had a loooong weekend here, but it didn’t seem enough. Tomorrow will be a normal working day again and I’m gonna need my coffee. I’ll be working nights again and that’s just bad.

If you notice, I have skipped this Weekly Wishes thing for weeks. That’s because I was drowning in work. I was lazy that I could only sleep and binge-watch LOST episodes. But now, I am shimmying my way back to how I was. I need to be productive again! :)

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Where to Buy Succulents and Cacti in the Philippines

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Succulents and cactus have been a craze for a while now, but since I don’t have a green thumb, I haven’t joined the gardening bandwagon. Well, until a couple of months ago. It started when I went to Dangwa to check out some flowers for my wedding. I went home with 3 succulents! Ever since, I’ve been propagating (growing them more) and I’ve been hunting local shops for them. Finding out where to buy succulents and cacti in the Philippines has been one of my mission these days.

I felt that caring for them is therapeutic. They are one of the reasons why I get up in the morning. (Dramatic). It’s always exciting to see little leaves pop out and little roots stretching out for the first time! It drives my stress away especially on times when I feel like /wrist-ing everytime I think of work.

Let me share with you my favorite local and online stores that I have been eyeing!

Dangwa Flower Market


Dangwa

This is where I got my first three succulents. I usually buy from this roofed stall, the name of which I don’t know. Sorry. When you enter the terminal entrance with the name Dangwa (across the street from Chowking), you go straight inside the roofed space then turn right. They’re right on the corner.

Kuya always have new kinds. I always buy in 3’s because he would always sell them for a hundred a bunch. There are other stalls which sell different kinds, but the last time I checked each one costs around Php70.00 and that’s a little bit expensive compared to that of Kuya’s. I bought from him twice already.

  • Price Range: Php 35.00 each (small ones) to Php 75.00 (big ones)
  • Succ/Cac types + style :   Haworthia, Echaveria, Jade, etc. on black garden bags
  • Selling mode: Traditional stalls

Go Green Giveaways


Succulents and Cacti

Go Green Giveaways is one of the first succulent and cactus online shops that I’ve come to know. They specialize in souvenirs, but they also deliver to cactus enthusiasts all over the country. I’ve included them in the list because if your province still doesn’t have a local shop where you can buy, then you can go order from them. I’ve seen plants bound to Visayas on their IG account. They deliver through LBC.

  • Price Range: Php 70.00 each to Php 120+ (According to the quote they gave me and one post in FemaleNetwork)
  • Succ/Cac types + style : Variety of breeds on colored clay pots, burlap or coco pots (with souvenir cards)
  • Selling mode: Delivery through LBC

Bad Plant


Bad Plant

Bad Plant is something that I have discovered when I was making this post and I hate them. Because they’re awesome. Gawd, I was always prospecting a succulent and cactus business since I started hoarding. But when I saw this shop, my dream shattered because their plants are too cool and I know that I just can’t beat their concept. Haha. Enough with the fangirling.

  • Price Range: Php250 – Php350
  • Succ/Cac types + style : Variety of breeds on black and white pots
  • Selling mode: Meet ups (UP Teacher’s Village, PHILCOA, UP Campus), no deliveries

Look at their IG. It’s just — perfect.

Other Local Spots & Online Stores


The hashtag #succulentsph can amuse me for hours. It’s my way of torturing myself and feeding my addiction. So, during a couple my many IG hashtag browsing, I’ve come to know that you can also buy succulents and cactus from these local spots and online stores in the Philippines. They’re still on my list of gardening bucket list so I really don’t have a lot of ideas about them. YET.

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Market Market
QC Circle
Cartimar
Greenhills
Mr & Mrs Green PH

These are the spots that I have known so far. I hope you can tell me where you buy succulents and cacti in the Philippines so I can check them out.


Addicted to Succulents and Cacti? Where do you buy your stash?


Latterly Vol. 04

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Latterly-04


Latterly

lat•ter•ly (ˈlæt ər li)

adv.

1. of late; lately.
2. in a later or subsequent part of a period.

3. a new Love is a Mutt blog series that is sort of like a fusion of Sunday Currently + Life Lately


[1] Digitized my brush lettering onto a picture taken by the fiance. 
[2] Calligraphy of “berry” fruits
[3] Cactus baby that is now growing its roots!
[4] Wedding Invites practice
[5] My succy/cactus babies
[6] On the way to our Canonical Interview
[7] Watercolor practice. Original watercolor art by Vikki Chu
[8] Workspace outside my apartment
[9] Church in San Pablo. Spotted when we went to my seamstress for my bridal gown.
 



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Weekly Wishes # 28 { Mar 2015 | Week 2 }

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Weekly Wishes

This is a weekly blog link up by The Nectar Collective which I always join because: (1) I need to transfer the buzzing things from my brain to somewhere else. (2) I need to get things done and (3) I need to get to my goals — retiring early — the fastest way possible!


Energized! That’s how I feel. I’m back from a 4-day, 3-night trip from Hinatuan to Davao. It was superb. Enjoyed the Enchanted River and its fishes, the seafood, the fruits, Samal Island, the resort dog who doubled as my playmate and the carefree times with friends.

Expect me to blog about it soon! If I’m not drowning with wedding planning, wedding website tweaking, day job stress and Lost marathons. :( Hah! But then again, we are hustlers. What we say we do, we shall do.

Yes. (Nods head to convince myself.) Let’s get started with the goals

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