Sunday, May 31, 2009

full bangs for me?

I thought of going to salon for a haircut but I changed my mind. I feel that my hair needs to stay this way for now and a new hairstyle later, maybe in the next few days. They say that new hair reflects a new chapter of life and I may add that hair as a crowning glory also means a triumph in life. My daughters suggest for a new hairstyle for me.



Both have full bangs, and they want me with that bangs too, so I belong.. n_n

When a woman ceases to alter the fashion of her hair, you guess that she has passed the crisis of her experience.

-Austin, Mary Hunter




Friday, May 29, 2009

moment with magic

usual scene in the house,
my daughter and my Magic,
enjoying their company together.
they both love movies, dvd.
my daughter left him,
and he seems to be looking for a company.
end up alone watching dvd.
smart shih-tzu, he's a great pretender.
he seems serious but actually he's not,
keeps on barking on a comedy show. :)



Saturday, May 23, 2009

EB Excellent Award

I felt inspired today after watching Eat Bulaga's 30th anniversary celebration. It was not the usual big celebration, colorful show and big production number but rather a more valuable show wherein they gave an excellent award to thirty (30) deserving elementary graduates. Most of them are valedictorian from their respective school.

I salute Eat Bulaga for helping these students fullfill their dreams coming from different regions of the Philippines. One of the awardee is my daughter's friend and classmate in elementary. Her name is Isah. She is an excellent student and a scholar of Manila Science School. She received 20k pesos cash and school supplies. Aside from that, EB granted her monthly allowance and full assistance for four years along with other awardees. Eat Bulaga truly marked 30th anniversary with a worthy celebration.
This picture was taken last graduation day. The one with eyeglasses is my daughter, and beside her is Isah, the valedictorian of the class. Other related stories, please click here.


Friday, May 22, 2009

food trip

I'm into food trip right now. This is our dinner last night. You guess what lechon is this. Hmmm well, this is Andoks Chicken Lechon. I prefer this than Baliwags but when it comes to liempo, lechon from Baliwag tastes better. (I should get paid for this..:) So when I feel lazy and have no idea what to cook, I just go to the nearest lechon house, which is few meters away, so there a full dinner for us.


Another food trip.... inihaw na liempo the other day. I gained few pounds since I started eating pork again.
And here is our lunch/merienda for today. I went to supermarket yesterday and I saw a new product from Del Monte, A Beef & Mushroom Pasta Sauce. I added this item in my cart to try this new sauce. My kids are craving for pasta so I cooked this for their lunch and merienda. I will not share the recipe anymore, since I cooked this by just mixing all the ingredients with the same method of cooking spaghetti.
I'm not really good at food photography, but this is the only subject of my passion right now. The food is ready, have lunch with me. :)




Thanks for dropping by!
I will post my new entry tomorrow.

Have a blog hopping day!



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award



Wow, another award from Amy. I am too excited for this award. I have five awards in a row. If this award needs to go up on stage, I'll be so tired right now accepting awards going back on stage every now and then. And if I am to make speech, I will be teary eyed again. All the awards that I have received is more than a Pulitzers for me. So thank you so much Amy. I treasure this even though I feel like I am over rated. As you all see I am being awarded as One Lovely Blog Award that puts my blog in blogworld as a grand slam awardee. :) My blogsite is all green and this award makes me feel so girly.. :)






Tuesday, May 19, 2009

YOU

Thanks to Amy, my new found friend in blogosphere. Thanks also for visiting me always. I really appreciate all the footprints that you left and fingerprints that you marked in my blogs. All your comments are greatly appreciated too. As I read your YOU post, I got to know why your friends love you so much. Keep up the good writings.

Visit her other site too, my favorite baby blog, Beyond Photography it really is a nice blog. But I think this blog has already boomed in just few days. I love photography too, I just don't have the subject. ( lmao)

I may say again, that this entry will be published with "to be continued" status since I'm still waiting and thinking about more YOU's to be posted.



Rules:

1. Write anything about 15 people/blogger you know.
2. Don't mention the names of these people/blogger you are referring to.
3. If someone would ask who are these people, don't tell them.
4. Tag 15 people but don't include the person you included in your post.

YOU……….
  1. You are a true journalist by heart and mind. Though you love to put everything in writings, I was the one who encouraged you to open a blogsite. You were a contributor in your school publications in college, and published a lot of good articles. But now, you're too busy to blogs. You're now working in publishing as senior editor yet you have only one entry published in your blog. You are not a scriptwriter and I wondered why you posted a script there. But I love it, and I still remember those conversations between you and your little one. You always read my blog and asked me to edit my post for wrong grammatical construction but I don't care about it at all. LOL .
  2. You are extraordinary. I wonder how you maintain three blogs. You love commenting on my posts, and you never really know how those comments made my day. You put a big smile on me everytime I open my blogsite with your comments on it. I was even surprised when you followed my other blog. Thanks for the sweet thoughts and also for offering help for newbie like me. Expect me as your regular visitor and commentor in your blog. I read one of your old post that you open your pc first before doing your morning routine. You felt so broke when you found out one morning that your pc wont start and your day was totally affected. You have a good heart and you raise amount to be donated for a certain school. You are a certified Bloggista, knowing you spend your whole day into blogging.
  3. You are superwoman as I have tagged you. I want to paint a superwoman but i don't know how it will look like to be a mother, a wife, a fulltime worker , a fulltime blogger at the same time. You followed my blogs and I appreciated it so much to see someone followed it after I opened blogspot this year. I was unaware of blogworld until you link me in your site and got to know more in blogosphere. The first post I have read from you is your embassy experience and I commented on that post knowing the whole process that we experienced too. I hope by now that you already memorized everything needed for a tough job.
  4. YOU are so blessed to have a pretty little munchkin and a loving husband. I love to comment in all your post especially about silly moment. I really love those cute photos of your little girl. I still remember how you felt when your pc was broke. You are really blessed and a pretty mom.
  5. You are a mom of rosy cheeky princess. You are married to an englishman and I love visiting your blog hoping to get to know you more through your post. Thanks for visiting my blog too. I really appreciate it even a simple hellos.
  6. You visited my blogs frequently though you're not active in blogs. When you visited my house few days ago, you even forgot your password and asked me to open my blogs so you can read my entries. Hahaha. That was hilarious. lmao. Thanks for a very nice present for my daughter.
  7. You are my number one loyal reader and you believe in my writings. I told you that I am not confident with my grammar and you said it only needs a little polishing. LOL. You'll be heading Nevada tomorrow and I wish you a happy and safe trip. I was surprised few days ago when you e-mailed me about leaving Manila to become a fullpledge nurse there. I will miss you but you said we'll chat more when you get there in US while still waiting for a job. You were at first undecided to leave because you were thinking about your husband. You are so thoughtful and so sweet.

posted. to be continued.. :)
I still need 8 more YOU's to complete the post.

Now, I am passing the tag to:

Betchay
I am passing this tag to you. I hope you'll enjoy this tag as much as I do. You can express anything to 15 bloggers that you know. Please don't break the above rules. Rule 1 to 4. You deserve this YOU tag. It will take few more days for me before I finish the post. I will complete the post in time. :) Happy Posting.:)


Monday, May 18, 2009

IBC Award

" Would i pay no attention to the Tags being shared by this wonderful Blogger? "


I got this award from Betchay thanks again for this IBC Award.


Rules

1. Link with the person who tagged you.
2. Copy the image, the Rules and the Questionnaire.
3. Post this on your Blog/s.
4. Answer the Questionnaire.
5. Share this with at least seven (7) Bloggers on your roll.
6. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK)and leave the URL of your Post in order for your Blog to be added to the Master List.
7. Have fun!

Questionnaire

1. The person who tagged you :Betchay
2. His/her site's Title and URL : The Open Book of my Life
3. Date you were tagged : 15May 2009

Bloggers I am tagging: Amy, Grace, Greiz, Marife, Chel, Dana, Shy,


Friendship Award


Another tag from Amy. Thank you for this. Thanks for including me in your list. I hope this will create a little traffic in my site. :) At last, I'm done with the link and ready for posting. :)

~~Begin Copy~~

This is the easy way and the fastest way to :1. Make your Authority Technorati explode. 2. Increase your Google Page Rank. 3. Get more traffic to your blog. 4. Makes more new friends.

Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3. Tag your friends as much as you can.


1. Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site 3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future. 4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space 5.My Family is my Life 6.The Simple Life of a Baghag 7. On A Wonderful Day Like Today 8. House Everything 9. The Creativity in Me 10. Travel and Photography 11.Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12.You Are My Sunshine 13.Song to Remember 14.Super Blog 15.Philiippine Tv Marathon 16. Our Little Corners 17. Breaking the Boundaries 18.Top Five 19. A Simple Life 20. Simple Happy Life 21. Things That Matter Most 22. Business Matters 23. Amiable Amy 24.Beyond Photography 25. Embrace Life 26.NotSoNuts 27. YOU ARE NEXT

~~End Copy~~


I am tagging the following Friends:

1. Marife
2. Betchay
3. Greiz
4. Grace - GOD
5. Eva
6. Gaga @ GAga
7. Chel
8. Dana Telco
9. Sweet Donut
10. Shy
11. Electronica
12. Rosalind
13. Nizam
14. Bonita
15. You

Do not Break The Chain (*v*)


Interesting Blog Award




Oh wow, I can't believe for this award! This is really a big achievement in my blogs. I don't want to make a longer speech anymore to avoid my emotions poured out again. Thanks Amy for this.


At first, I am very hesitant to accept this award being given to me since I felt like I need to improve everything in my blogs, but thanks Amy for trusting me and passing this award, seeing my blog this way.


I am tagging this to: Entire blogworld who gave much time for their blogs. All your blogs are interesting.




Happy Birthday Meyz

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A double dutch cake for my daughter's birthday yesterday. Though I didn't feel better, I managed to prepare for that big day for her and that's what mothers are there for. Some of her friends and cousins came to celebrate.



Sharing food for you. Pinoy spaghetti, you like? :) I thanked my sisters who were there and helped me prepare something for her birthday. I was overly tired and I still feel more sleep and rest right now. There's only one thing that I wish for, I hope that she stays healthy and responsible. Happy Birthday my Sweet Baby!!



Saturday, May 16, 2009


Thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be off early tonight, will visit your blog tomorrow, I'm feeling a little sick and restless.. Have a happy weekend everyone. Goodnight..


Friday, May 15, 2009

8 TAGS

This tag was given to me by betchay and I would like to thank her for this. I'm taking this 8 tag seriously.


8 Things I'm looking forward to...

1. Take Culinary Arts or MedTrans
2. See my children excel in academic subject
3. A more relaxing day for myself
4. Longer summer and shorter rainy season this year
5. A wonderful sunny Sunday
6. Watch my favorite band performing live
7. See my brother this Christmas
8. A longer vacation leave of my hubby next year


8 Things I did yesterday

1. Gave bath to Magic/cleaned the aquarium/lovebirds cage
2. Painted the room all by myself
3. Visited Vet Clinic for Magic
4. Sort old things in the house
5. Trashed everything that burdens me (emotional burden)
6. Follow-up my balikbayan box
7. Online for a few moment. Visited and posted an entry in my blogs
8. Watched late night show and slept past midnight

8 Things I wish I could do

1. Have my family in US
2. Explore the unexplored island in the Philippines
3. Visit Universal Studios Hollywood
4. Visit my friend and her family in Singapore
5. Vacation in an island
6. Bring my children in Disneyland
7. Watch Pacquiao fight live in Las Vegas
8. Pose for Smart Parenting Magazine with my kids (wishful thinking)

8 Shows that I watched
1. SNN not CNN
2. On-foot
4. American Idol
5. HBO
6. Playhouse Disney
7. Cory in the House
8. All late night documentary show

8 Person I am tagging this:
1. Marife
2. Grace
3. Amy
4. Chel
5. Shy
6. Eva
7. Dana
8. Gaga&gaga


Dear Blogger/Visitor/Reader

I just got a comment this morning about my site. Somebody suggests to put a followers box and shoutmix or shoutbox. This alarmed me since this is not the first time that I received this kind of suggestion, the thought that there might be problem only with their loading since I have that gadget already in my blogsite. This means that my followers page did not appear in their end. I have received some follow-up for x-link, and that clearly means that I have no page to x-link. Was my site being hacked and only my friends/bloglists who were already my follower were able to see it. My dear new visitor/reader, did you see any chatbox and followers box in your end as it should be? Would like to hear your comment here. Thank you so very much,


Thursday, May 14, 2009

blended color of my life

After a very tiring day, I felt satisfied painting my room in light purple and pink. See, my kids love the color blended on it. It was my own choice to do it all by myself. I felt tired but fulfilled seeing new environment after cleaning everything and sorting old stuff in the house.


It was later time of the day when I brought my pet to the clinic. We'll be going back some other day for his trimming. Hhmmn, I think I need to give myself a little reward for all of these. A regular buff spa maybe. It's been a long while since I visited the spa. I missed that. The last time I went there was with my friend a couple of weeks ago. I need a little break. It was a very relaxing place with some mood enhancing herbs massage, I'll post a separate entry for the the spa/clinic later. A food trip galore and spa for an off will be great.

On Sunday, it will be my older daughter's birthday and my sisters are coming in. Yey, she's turning eleven on Sunday. I bought her a new sets of uniform yesterday at school, and glad that she reduced a little on her weight. I hope that she takes her diet seriously.

I put some cartooning effect to add a little color in my post, too tired for shutter click. Will post later the real image. Have to post this now. I'm saying goodnight here and a beautiful good morning what ever time this post takes in your place.
:)


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

i-blog

Lately, I've been somewhat sullen updating my post. I just don't know sometimes, I'm too moody to write even if I have on my mind what to blog. I opened lots of account to make money here but only until activation of account. The only sure thing about myself is, I love blogging and visiting all your blogs. Tomorrow, I'll be busy here around the house. I need to repaint (just a little repaint) the room all by myself. All boys things are now on my shoes. When my TV set was broke last week, I've got nothing to do but leave it broken. I just moved one TV from another room so we can have one to watch in our sala. Until today, it was still unrepaired. Tomorrow is my scheduled date of cleaning my aquarium, also for my pet lovebirds. We'll also visit vet clinic for my Magic. A male shih tzu. My day will be occupied by my pets and the house but I'll blog maybe later at night. I love to see you visiting my blog and dropping a line in my chatbox. Your visit surely will cheer up my day. :)


Monday, May 11, 2009

how did you celebrate mothers day?

I hope you all had a happy mothers day yesterday. It was an ordinary day for me and I still did the same mother-thing. What made that day special were hugs from my kids. Greetings all over the week. Today is still mothers day, (Sunday) in the other part of the world. Twas supposed to be my holiday but it turned out to be a very tiring one for home chores. For all moms out there, mother never stops mothering. Everyday is our day!


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Hey Mom, Read This. This one's for You!

Hey moms around the world, wanna share this entry about how reading will become a habit at an early age. These tips will help our little ones to become interested in reading at the start. Soon as they become a reader, lets get ready about how this habit will continue. I hope this entry will help all the mothers around the globe. My daughter is a good reader, and I frequently write articles about her. Take it from a well experienced mom. :)

Take reading as bonding moments. Interesting stories would satisfy their curiosity. Read with your kids everyday. Let your children read it to you and tell the stories of what they have read. This will help also strengthen your child's reading comprehension and expression skills too. Keep lots of reading materials around the house so the children will be accessible and will be used to reading. Buy books as a reward. This way, children will be aware that books are such a precious thing being given as a reward.



Subscribe books or magazines for kids. My kids have all the subscription of Princess Magazine and it works and helps them become interested in reading. Children love colorful books like Disney and so this is a good way to start that later on will become a reader of a more informative books. Choose books with attractive colors. Fairy tales and adventure stories are common favorites by kids.


Keep reading with your kids. No excuse on wherever place you may be. All traffic signs, billboards, commercial sign or logos and everything whenever you're on a trip can be used to this effect.
Remember that habit can be developed only for more than twenty times of doing it repeatedly. You’ll see it by yourself, that reading will surely become a habit.



These are my daughter's summer reading list



Glad that you read this entry, I read all your posts too. :)
Happy Reading! Happy Blogging!
HappyMomsDAy too.




Thursday, May 7, 2009

keep distance

Manny Pacquiao will return home on Friday, that will be tomorrow. Malacanang earlier asked Team Pacquiao to delay the flight and have themselves quarantined because everybody coming from abroad especially from the country where there's a confirmed H1N1 cases are considered suspects of this virus. Overacting move or precautionary measures? Were all travelers coming from California being quarantined too? Epidemiology Researche have detected about these viruses but how long and who actually died of this H1N1? Maybe other victims died then without us knowing about the cause of sudden death and it could be H1N1. Were these viruses already around the globe long before? Then, what we all need now is to give extra care but not to over react about this. Let us all give a hero's welcome to Manny Pacquiao on returning home. Health Secretary justified to have Team Pacquiao quarantined themselves. But let the people express their excitement to see him and celebrate this victory. I hope that all Filipinos who are waiting for Pacman are still that eager if motorcade will be delayed till next week or after ten days of quarantine. A delayed reaction of Filipinos await maybe. If motorcade will be held tomorrow, then keep a safe distance.


Hatton could have won had he kept safe distance throughout the fight. Few more rounds closer, he could have died. Keep a safe distance next time.


I'll wait for Pacman's motorcade on TV via satellite, that will be safe enough for me. :) Kudos for our new hero!


can't wait again

Time flies. Seems like yesterday when we plan for a vacation. But it feels like vacation passed by for few moments. Summer becomes shorter. We even experienced floody Manila in the mid of April. It's been raining for three days now and there's a storm and another storm is coming in again. It is really very frustrating that our plan of hopping in one nearby island didn't push through because of the bad weather. We're still planning again, but not hoping anymore since the season seems to be finally going into rainy days already. If there's something I've missed, it will be a lengthy vacation with certain things I used to do, home away from home.

Daisypath Vacation Ticker


instill reading habit

Just a month before classes open, I have already prepared school materials, if not everything, at least the priority lists were already on my hand. I have already bought the books needed for my older daughter. These will help her connect and refresh the past lessons and as preparation for coming school year. Ever since in her younger years, buying books for my older daughter is my way of rewarding her in every little achievement in her life. She started reading in her early age with all Disney Books and other colorful ones and that helped her to become interested in reading stories.

Now that her world is busy with technology and internet, she's still into reading informative articles.

She totally loves books. It was her idea to buy books at this time of summer vacation. It's tremendously rewarding for me to know that reading for her is more of a habit and less as form of studying.


Instill good reading habit at an early age and let the children discover the fun and enjoyment of reading. That habit will continue to adulthood and you'll see the benefits not only they will become smarter but will increase and improve their vocabulary, sharpen their mind and trigger imagination on every books that they read. I'll write a separate post later about tips on how reading will become a habit at an early age.


Monday, May 4, 2009

My First Award!

Special thanks to Betchay for passing this award to me. My very first award. I agree on being blogger addict. You blogger, keep blogging.. :) I would also like to give credit to my sister who keeps on commenting about my stories but is invisible and too busy to blogs. Extending my heartful appreciation to all bloggers who share their honest and interesting stories too. This is my very first award, and this encouraged me more to write simple story of my life and hope to bring a little inspiration in this blogosphere. I am teary eyed right now, I just can't believe of this award. All my life, the only consolation and reward I got is a kiss from my daughters at the end of the day of being a caregiving mom. Now, an addition to that recognition. My speech seems to be so long, did I get you bored? Come, celebrate with me, I have prepared something for this award. Oh my, is this Pulitzer's? :) Yes! For me, it's more than a Pulitzer's.




Honest Scrap Award Rules:
Choose a minimum of Seven (7) Blogs that you find Brilliant in Content or Design to pass on this Award. Then list at least 10 honest things about yourself.

1.I love this so called life, the reason why I embrace life.
2.I enjoy being mom, mom of two lovely daughters.
3.I love music of 80s, also an addict of cranberries, arnel pineda and a lot more.
4.I love coffee and tea, coffee in the morning, tea after dinner
5.I have passion in photography, everything in this world is beautiful in my eyes
6.I am always in my extremes, when sad, im too sad..
7.I am a desperate writer of my own life, so I blog
8.I love pieces and things, small things that captured my heart
9.I speak from my heart
10.I am nuts! truly nuts!


back home

The most enjoyable time to travel around anywhere else not only in Manila, but also throughout the Philippines, is during big fight of Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao. Because this fight caused us a no-traffic hi-way, zero crime rate (the criminals were also on holiday only to watch this fight), and the resort where we spent our weekend seemed to be isolated too.
The whole world watched "Pacquiao-Hatton-the battle of east and west" yesterday and we're away from the rest of Pacquiao mania that time, we monitored this victory though. Kudos for the man who raised our nation on top of the world again. GMA proclaimed national day of celebration for this victory.
Congratulations Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao!


After this short weekend, (no long weekend is enough for us) I've gathered some wonderful things around my sisters house, for todays image, and here are the photos..

ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND WONDERFUL, this is how I see everything around me, sharing through this post for todays image..


Feels good today after a short break from bursting noise of the city. Though I've missed the real-time fight of our great Kamao, I still enjoyed the weekend with my family.





Saturday, May 2, 2009

weekend in my sisters house

We're about to leave, and my daughters were already waiting for me outside. Hey kids, wait for me in a few seconds, have to post this for documentation. huh! hurrying up..:) Whattta! :)
We'll be away this weekend.


Have a great weekend everyone!!!


Friday, May 1, 2009

cute commercial

I saw this commercial weeks ago, and everytime we watched this on TV, sobrang cute na cute ako so I followed this on YouTube, luckily found this video. Here in this commercial, based on my own interpretation, the family just moved in to their new house and this little kid, (resembles with my daughter by the way she acts, hehe) moves in small pace (see her eating movement, so cute) because that's what she used to in their small house then. She finally realized she is now in a new big house. This is very very cute commercial.