Friday, July 31, 2009

What a Mess!

It's Friday once again. It is Mommymoments Day and the theme for today is "Look at that Mess."

my daughter is eating mango here. this was taken two years ago after seeing her cousins peeling off the mango skin using their hands. this was during our summer vacation in province.

messy room during her seminar. mom was not there to fix the mess, she's all by herself..

never cares about the messy sorrounding, all that she wants is to blow bubbles, more bubbles..

carefree child with an ice cream..

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Yummy Sunday

This is my first entry for Yummy Sunday. I usually cook this for weekend treat for my kids, a homecooked macaroni with mushroom and tomato sauce.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Living a life with Satellite TV

My best buddy in high school came all the way from US to attend their family reunion. She has been very excited about the event. It's been almost five years since she visited her hometown. She moved to US to support her husband who is working there. I dropped by in her place. We talked a lot 'though we've been seeing each other often through internet. We often talk about her experience living in a foreign land far from the life she used to live. She was was bragging about this Connecticut Satellite television in her place. That was a real good investment. I should know, my husband who is now in US also have directv. He is enjoying satellite tv too. Both Directv and DishNetwork are equally similar in terms of value that they can get. My husband told me they both have digital quality, free installation and free equipment. It was very easy and accessible, you have everything, and will enjoy everything here in directv.

I would say, they are both very smart in choosing the best Satellite TV Providers. I would add, the offer is very irresistible with the latest technology and at a very affordable price. How easy it was and how convenient life is with the best deals at Direct TV. How I wish my friend could stay a little longer here. I will surely miss my bestfriend again. Anyway, there's the internet where we could chat anytime when we're both free.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mommy Moment "first step"

Today is Friday. For some, it is TGIF. For mom blogger, it is a Mommy Moment day and today's theme is "first step."

Since I have older kids and their first step or milestone is not available right now, my entry for mommy moment today will be a big major first step of my older daughter.

As a mom, we always want to be there in our children to guide them and be with them 24/7.This was the first time that my daughter had to be away for three days all alone without mom and this was during grade school. I consider this as one big step as a mom conquering fear and trusting God in our life and for my daughter taking independency and responsibility out of being alone.
Youth Congress held in Baguio wherein my daughter actively participated.
The event gave her the chance of budgeting her own allowance for three days. On the first day of the congress, she already bought sunglasses, a hat and pasalubong. She wasn't that excited, huh.

I can't help but missed her a lot for three days. Although I've been calling her from time to time, still I was counting every minute for her to be home. When I fetched her from the trip, she was really very excited to share her experience in the congress.

To let her learn sense of independency and responsibility is one big step in my life, and I guess her first major step too.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

a short post

so you think she's now ready for school? nah! look at her right sleeve, it is folded. and that's what moms are there for, to check every details of her kids. may i correct myself, she doesn't want to be called kid anymore but a little lady.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Food as Medicine

This post is a copy-paste from my inbox. My cousin Sars, sent me this. Thank you couz for flooding my inbox with forwarded and personal messages. Expect more later because I'll be posting informative articles here rather than sleeping in my inbox. She is my regular visitor and I'm actually urging her to blog but is just too busy as a nurse in US. I stumbled on this one and I think this will be a little help for us.

Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.

Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea.

Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes.

Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)

A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper.

BREAST CANCER? EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition.

Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.

Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E &fiber. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants &flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits &protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals.

Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.

Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also
packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant.

Guava &Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation.

Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)

Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies.

Friday, July 17, 2009


mommy moments "playing time"

Today is Friday and I'm joining again mommy moment with theme "playing time." Having playtime is an important component of child's mental and physical development. This also helps develop special skills and creative thinking. While of course, an outdoor playtime with kids are very important for them to develop their social skills too.

Involve ourselves with our kids. This photo is an indoor playtime, since this is the only available photograph stored online. Let our children play and let them spend time to just be kids, and have fun. Let them roam free, be an outdoor or indoor playtime.

I just added these old pictures, maybe a little late for posting.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

get linked

Last week I was surprised when I read my name being mentioned in Amy's Blog, Amiable Amy. She thanked us, me and Pehpot. From there, as I read about Pehpot, I immediately clicked the site, Make or Break and NOOB, Novice on Blogging. I stumbled her blogs through her post and read each entries including the previous posts. She shared her trials, triumphs, stories being mom and everything on her blog. Her blogs is a charming one, with great photographs but it is not only the layout that caught my eyes but the writings. In one of her post, click here you'll see how smart she is as a mom.

In one of my bloghopping day, I read in other blogs mentioning her name, and it is no doubt why other blogger love her site. Say, in one blog, I have read that Pehpot do follow and you'll easily feel comfortable grabbing her badge. She put all the links of blogs that she follows and that she definitely will not miss a single blog for exchange link. How nice move and attitude as a blogger. On my own experience, I sometimes really don't know the exact word how to exchange link, but here, you feel comfortable for exchange link. I definitely will visit
Make or Break regularly so as not to miss any updates. Visit Pehpot, the author and mom blogger of Make or Break and Noob and see why i get hooked on her site.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

My Personality Tag

Thanks to Amy of Business Matters. I truly enjoyed answering this personality test about me. I am so sorry for late posting, but I really love and enjoyed this tag. Thanks for the sweet thoughts and remembering me always. She's one nice blogger. I was actually surprised with her update in Amiable Amy and she mentioned me in her post. Thank you so much.

The rules are simple:

1. Open this website: Personality Test

2. Take the Personality Quiz. (It's very short and easy really!)

3. Copy paste the result to your blog.

4. Tag as many friends you can and link to the friend who tagged you!

Here is the result with the quiz I took:

Who is your true self:

You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

Your view on yourself:

You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:

You are not looking merely for a girl/boyfriend - you are looking for your life partner. Perhaps you should be more open-minded about who you spend time with. The person you are looking for might hide their charm under their exterior.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:

You prefer to get to know a person very well before deciding whether you will commit to the relationship.

The seriousness of your love:

You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education:

You may not like to study but you have many practical ideas. You listen to your own instincts and tend to follow your heart, so you will probably end up with an unusual job.

The right job for you:

You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:

You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:

You are afraid of things that you cannot control. Sometimes you show your anger to cover up how you feel.

Who is your true self:

You like privacy very much because you enjoy spending time with your own thoughts. You like to disappear when you cannot find solutions to your own problems, but you would feel better if you learned to share your thoughts with a person you trust.

I am passing this tag to the following bloggers:

Redlan, Beth, Betchay, Grace, Dhemz, Nen, Bebs

Friday, July 10, 2009

i won the contest!!!

I am sooo blessed today. I won! Whoa! I just can't believe it! Blessings keep on pouring. Last week, I joined the contest in Eskapo Blog, and that's sharing most memorable roadtrip. When I submitted my entry, I never thought of winning since my co-blogger also had their own memorable roadtrips to share. But I made it! You can see my most memorable roadtrip entry right HERE. Thanks all, to Eskapo and ROAM Magazine.

Mommy Moments "Pouting Face"

this is my first entry for mommy moments and i'm just so excited for this although this maybe a little late for posting. at first, i thought i could not post any entry, but i saw these old photographs of my kids.
todays theme, "mommy moments pouting faces."

these pouting faces are just too pretty and cute in my eyes.. :)