Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I already have 61 followers, including myself. Yes, I'm following myself too. I don't twitt. So I may wish for another 60 and tweet with them too. I'll take blogging seriously next year. :)
First, I want a blog makeover. You think I need it?
Or I need myself a makeover? :)
In celebration of my 1st year of blogging, I would like to give away a little token in form of contest. Don't worry, this is so easy. Anyone can join. You don't need to be a genius, do math problems, equations or long review to join. Just answer the question through the comment page. I will be giving away $5 for those who will get the correct answer. I will pick 2 winners on the day of my blogoversary.
Here it goes... What is the favorite viand/dish of my daughters that they usually request me to cook?
b) chicken curry
You want more prize? Serving platter with any of the above menu will be delivered hot right in your dining table. Half kidding! That will be the prize for next year's contest! :)
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Monday, December 28, 2009
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I started blogging January last year. I really don't know what pushed me to start blogging. All I wanted to do is privately write my everyday routine as a SAHM, until I landed in different blogs, most are moms blog, least are food, travel and photobloggers. When my blog was just four months old, I started to accept paid post through the help of other blogger. Though this is not my real purpose, I opened the site and became a registered paid blogger too. My first paid post was about perfume and I enjoyed doing it. At first I was a little hesitant to accept it, the fear that I might lose followers but I have discovered that I have gained visits and followers with paid post even more.
During few weeks of blogging, I set it privately and was not confident at all but I realized that I was blogging and not impressing anyone, so I opened it. Admittedly, I have typo and error in grammar but I am not an editor nor a writer but a simple mom who just love to share my everyday life here. Blogging fills up my boring moment by just barely reading other blogger wit stories and posts.
This is my 287th post (not to mention my hundreds of draft posts too that were not published and I choose not to publish my daily emo... err my diary) including memes, crazy, short updates and paid post. Today I am just so happy with my stats. More comes when you least expect it. Boring mom no more. I have gained more friends and paid post comes along my way too.
For all who visited my blog and left comments, for links exchange and followers, PR3 from Mr. G... Thanks so much!
With blogging, the traffic that I hated most is what I am aiming now and wanting to have here. It's fun blogging! I hope to see you all again, till next and another year of blogging!
3 more days before New Year,
first off, thanks for all your..
Christmas gifts, greetings from friends and relatives, online friends and co-bloggers, b-box from my in-laws, special ham from Karen and make-up purse too, fruits from Mareng Cel, goldilocks puto from Grace and ice cream from my inaanak, cookies from neighborhood, and more and more.. Again, thank you...
Above all, I'm thankful that God has given me another year in my life with my friends, family, and healthy children around.
For the past few days, I've been a bit stressed. Few pounds just added to my weight and it's the season and can't be avoided. Anyway, I will take my diet seriously now. I have soy meal replacement that equals to 64 servings and is enough for me to achieve my desired weight. I'll include this in my new year's resolution, to post up next.
wait... I still have few more days to embrace you 2009 but I would like to say thank you again in advance for life's so full of blessings!
and heavenly scented candles..
the soothing fragrance is so relaxing..
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Sunday, December 27, 2009
The images just comes so close in larger size and that makes her more delighted. It was not only the images that caught her by surprise but the best quotes they offer. She was glad and grateful and is now considering Chevrolet Traverse. Seeing more of the features on a slide show makes her decision much easier. The slide show comes like a real one. I can't wait to see her driving her own car and I hope to have a joyride too.
Thanks to Tabitha @ Fresh Mommy for or creating this meme. Please visit her blog and see more of the quotes and photos today.
“Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare; but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common”
"Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it, For jealousy dislikes the world to know it." -Lord Byron-
Friday, December 25, 2009
Our MM for this week is Christmas Moment.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The value of gift giving is just one of the traditions that I have taught my kids. I always tell them that Christmas is for sharing or giving.
We attend Misa de Gallo and although we never really complete the Novena masses, we always see to it to attend the last day or midnight mass before Christmas. After hearing mass, Noche Buena is then served together with my family and friends. Traditional food like hamon, keso and pasta are always present in our menu list. My kids usually invite their friends and have dinner with us. During Christmas day, we usually stay in the house and wait for some friends or relatives to visit us. Merry Christmas everyone!
I am still thinking what to prepare this Christmas. I want something that is easier to cook and prepare but my kids requested for some grilled foods or barbeque and spaghetti. Ahmm, you have to taste my spaghetti and discover why everybody else is requesting for me to cook this pasta. No, I'm not boasting about it, just taste to believe! :D
For now, another one lazy afternoon on the couch, relaxing and enjoying long holidays! Merry Christmas everyone!
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Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Home Alone is a movie about the adventure of Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin. It all started when Kevin McCallister's family flies to Paris for a Christmas vacation and Kevin was mistakenly left behind and instead head to New York and spend his Christmas alone. While he was enjoying his time, two intruders came into the house. The film was shown 19 years ago but I still remember the scenes on how Kevin outwitted the two intruders in the house. There's no dull scene and this film made me laugh a lot.
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Everytime my daughter sees Gumamela or "hibiscus," she would always say, "look there's gumamela here."
Few years ago when my daughter was in prep school, her teacher asked them to bring gumamela flower. After looking around the nearby garden and asked some friends for gumamela, we arrived home nothing in our hand. Gumamela is seldom seen here in the city. We went to Dangwa, "flower shop in Manila where you can buy different kinds of flowers," but still there's no gumamela. To her frustration, she brought roses the following day but her teacher said that it can't be used to study the different parts and only gumamela is perfect and has the complete part of the flower. All the sterile and fertile parts of the flower are present in gumamela.
This photo was taken last year during our vacation in Laguna and my daughter so told me to take photo of it. I never knew that taking photo of this last year has its own reason, to share in my today's Mellow Yellow Monday.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
It's been two weeks already since I promised myself to lose at least ten pounds. So I'm sharing my favorite quote now.
My second entry for my favorite quotation. Thanks to Tabitha @Fresh Mommy for creating this meme. Please visither blog and see more of the quotes and photos today.
"I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I've lost is two weeks." Totie Fields
It has been some time since I last joined the Yummy Sunday. Today, I am posting one of my usual menu in the kitchen, all-time favorite Afritada,
and my first time to use Delmonte Tomato Sulit Sauce with liver spread.
It may not be as yummy as the pic but my kids requested to include this in my Christmas menu list."
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Friday, December 18, 2009
So here is my favorite entry:
Also in wedding of my cousin. My older daughter was six years old here.
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While I got my present for myself already, my sister is planning to get a vehicle before the year ends. It is not a dream car but a vehicle to give comfort in going out of town trip or just shopping nearby malls. I told her the options in acquiring one by checking the websites or asking a friend with knowledge about cars. I pointed out things that she needs, like the Motor Trade Insurance and check the options and quotes on how much it would cost, whether for a new vehicle or used or second hand car.
What present are you planning to give for yourself? I think love is still the greatest gift of all this Christmas. Have a happy holidays everyone!
Last night, we do the Christmas rush. It was already 8 o'clock when we went to mall and do the shopping. My daughter still needs more gifts and it was already late when we decided to go on shopping. Mall time usually closes at 9pm but during the season, they extend their hours to 11pm. My daughter completed the people in her list for today's party. It was already past eleven when we reached home and was too late for their sleeping time. I prepared childrens beds at once and made sure they find the greatest comfort in bed for a very tiring and long day. I saw them tired asleep few moments when we got home. Tired but sleeping with a happy face on a very comfortable bed.
My older daughter woke up with a big smile on her face. She was so excited this morning. I can see it in her eyes. She said that she might be a little late today for Paskuhan celebration.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It all started when Baby (Jennifer Grey) and her family spent one summer in Catskills.
He met Johnny (played by Patrick Swayze), a one talented dance instructor. When Baby takes the place of Penny as Johnny's dance partner, Johnny teaches her some sexy and seductive moves. Because Baby's father believed that Johnny was the creep on Penny's pregnancy and abortion, he furiously ordered Baby to end relationship. But Baby fights for their love as she believed that Johnny was innocent.
Soundtrack of film Dirty Dancing has sold two multi-platinum albums and multiple singles, including "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" that won both the Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Original Song, and a Grammy Award for best duet.
The production company of Dirty Dancing after twenty years is looking for a remake this coming 2010 with no exact date yet. Please watch for it. I so miss Patrick Swayze in this movie and who wouldn't miss this hot actor. He was one of the greatest talent/icon in my generation and he will always be missed.
More of Dirty Dancing here and here..
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Monday, December 14, 2009
My first time to join Mellow Yellow Monday. Please bear with my poor photograph. I only had few photos with yellow right now. My daughter craved for sweet oranges and when we went to supermarket last Saturday, she put this in our cart.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009
We oftentimes spend family get together when everyone is on vacation. For us, having family reunion is a great bonding time, even if it is not Christmas holidays. Two weeks ago, we went to one of the resorts in Laguna. We stayed their overnight. Since my daughters are very sensitive, I always make it a point to bring along all medicines with me. The resort where we stayed in was so relaxing. It was so cozy where you can feel like you were in your own room sleeping and waking up without this symptoms of bed bug bites. My kids enjoyed the hot spring. They missed their cousins very much and they're looking forward already on seeing them this weekend.
What else is surprising here? Even if you buy a set of pearl jewelry only, the price here is still lower than buying in jewelry store. What more if you buy in bulk order. Please visit now and see for yourself the best freshwater pearl jewelry.
I was so dismayed yesterday but I didn't let my emotions totally spoiled my day. We went on shopping but not really a Christmas rush due to financial crisis. Cost cut! I already have lots of gifts to give, unwrapped. it's unconditional, it is love! :D
I just bought party dress for my little girl. She likes everything in blue, blue accessories, blue dress, blue shoes. She's a happy girl and not really blue. This picture was taken few minutes when we got home from the mall. She paired the dress with blue shoes and it fits her. She isn't that excited, huh! So this will be her outfit next week plus the accessories and blue ribbon for hair on the day of the party. :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
I have Media Whiz from review.com, unfortunately due to my pending status at reviewme, verifying my paypal is impossible because of $1.95 charges from paypal and that card has no fund yet. MediaWhiz Master Card is an exclusive card for bloggers from reviewme.com. My status is still pending for approval.
Steps on verifying paypal account through Union Eon Debit Visa Card.
- Apply personally at Unionbank. Submit two valid id and one photo.
- Wait for a week to process the debit visa card.
- When the card is ready, pay 350 pesos for annual charges and deposit 100 for charges amount to $1.95 intended for paypal verification. In my case, I deposited 500 in my account.
- Wait for another one week for activation of account. During activation period, you may already use your debit card for withdrawal and deposit transaction. Please note that deposits and withdrawals with EON have limits since the card is designed for online transaction. There are limits for transaction, one (1) for over the counter and two (2) transaction for atm's. Additional fees will be charged for exceeding limits.
- Enroll your EON for online banking. Wait for another two days or 48 hours for activation period.
- Go to your paypal account. Click the get verified button.
- Enter the paypal code which can be found in your card statement. There, you have it. You're account is now verified, you can now limit your sending and receiving money through paypal.
February came, (and that's two months away before my contract ends) I called again the customer service because of bad connection. Technical people then conducted on- site visit after several days of numerous follow-up. Upon site visit, the technical support recommended disconnection of service since they can't find any solution to address the probblem anymore. They reasoned out that signal was blocked by the tower. So I immediately proceed to Smart office and filed a termination of contract. There I submitted my ID and filled up necessary form needed to end the contract. The CS told me that my case will be forwarded to the Main Office. And that I clearly remember. For what use do I need Smartbro when it has no connection at all?
Today, I received a demand letter from a law firm to settle a certain amount for a service I didn't even use. Why am I still billed for a connection that I never had? It just so hurting that the customer service never take a look on this side. Again I quote, it was their technical team who recommends disconnection of my internet. I never really post negative things about a certain product, but I'm fed up and my experience at the counter with sales staff was totally bad.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
A total adventure of a backpack traveler Richard, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Richard is a young American in search for unusual vacation. He ended in Thailand and discovered about the secret beach. Nothing is impossible for him to discover the mystery of the paradise. The film has many twist, drama and is one ultimate adventure. Though many viewers gave a rotten tomato for the review, I would say, the film is one of the best movie for me. It's Leonardo DiCaprio and I don't care much about the film anyway. I also love the great scenes, never mind about slow pacing of the movie. Just focus on the tropical island and the great beach. A refreshing view awaits in the movie. Please click the trailer for more exhilarating scenes, and see what makes me drawn to watch the film too. Leonardo DiCaprio is more of a pretty face here, he just proved he's one the best actor ever.
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Monday, December 7, 2009
Welcome to Sunday Citar! This blog quote meme was created by Tabitha@ Fresh Mommy. You can stop by her blog to see the quotes and photos that she and everyone else is loving right now.
If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep. ~Dale Carnegie
Saturday, December 5, 2009
daughter at the mirror busy with her cam)
inside the customized jeep waiting for the tiger to attack.. "oops, i told you to keep your hands off the wild" .. i was a bit shock when i saw this photo as i kept on reminding her the night before the trip to be very very careful..) she replied, "relax mom, it's the hand of a trained staff feeding the animals."
Warning: please do not feed the animals. Do not extend your hand or fingers outside the vehicle. the photo shown is a hand from a trained staff together with the tour guide waiting for the tiger to approach for the dressed chicken.
tired from the long trip as we fetched her at school together with magic and my little girl with her silly smile again.
by the way, she bought haagen-dazs belgian chocolate plus already melted reeses chocolates from
Duty Free as pasalubong.