Tuesday, June 30, 2009

good morning sunshine!

I am having coffee right now and refreshed even though I only had few hours sleep last night. This is not my usual post about parenting but just to update a little about me today. I just found out that all my mornings were occupied for my pets. Today, I just gave Magic a bath, feed my fish and lovebirds too. I slept very late last night. I watched i-witness with this special feature Pac-Mom. I never expected Nanay Dionisia being featured in that documentary show..

Will update later tonight. Writing this short post for morning greetings. Wonderful Tuesday morning everyone!!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Remodeling Website

Are you looking for a remodeling website? Remodeling is the first solution especially in US today rather than moving, renting, or buying a new house. In this time of global crisis, remodeling has become the number one option. This does not only bring a renovated or remodeled houses but seeing the old house turned into a new and modern one they used to live in is a great satisfaction and fulfillment. If you are looking for a remodeling site, please visit Raleigh Remodeling

This company offers wide variety of services. They specialized in services such as bathroom remodeling, stone installations, basement and attic renovation, specialty ceramic, kitchen renovation, additions and custom garage, fully integrated custom closetry, home offices and other services. So if your up to renovations, this website is highly recommended. Don't let your investments end up for nothing. The choice is yours. Numbers of homeowners are now investing their money wisely and renovations take the big part. You can contact them for a mutual business relationship since renovations will be needing necessary permits, budget, finance or loans. Hence, the service will be successful since the project has been planned before proceeding to renovation. For complete house remodeling concern, please visit the Raleigh Remodeling.


One Word Tag


Amy of Business Matters tagged me this wonderful meme. I enjoyed a lot answering this tag using one word only. Thank you so much Amy.

ONE WORD TAG! I hope that you find this tag enjoyable too. Copy and change the answers what you feel will suit you best then tag the person who sent it to you.

1. Where is your cell phone? bed

2. Your hair? layered

3. Your mother? kind

4. Your father? hero

5. Your favorite food? pasta

6. Your dream last night? airplane

7. Your favorite drink? soda

8. Your dream/goal? chef

9. What room you are in? cozy

10. Your hobby? singing

11. Your fear? alone

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home

13. Where were you last night? plurklandia

14. Something that you aren’t? mestiza

15. Muffins? coffee

16. Wish list item? diamond

17. Where you grew up? batangas

18. Last thing you did? coffee

19. What are you wearing? smile

20. Your TV? flat

21. Your pets? birdogfish

22. Friends? you

23. Your life? embrace

24. Your mood? blissful

25. Missing someone? over

26. Car? carpool

27. Something you’re not wearing? make-up

28. Your favorite store? NBS

29. Your favorite color? rainbow

30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday

31. Last time you cried? today

32. Who will resend this? question

33. One place that I go to over and over? school

34. One person who emails me regularly? alexa

35. My favorite place to eat? dampa






Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson dies at 50

I woke up this morning with this sad news. Tonight, I'm still digesting the news that MJ is really dead.

Generation to generation hits. My kids love most of his song, specially Billie Jean and Thriller. I told them about the King of Pop just about few weeks before his death and so the news came to them as a surprise. My friend also who is a fanatic MJ is surely mourning today over MJ's death. CD's and DVD's are now sold out in all music store. RIP.



Thursday, June 25, 2009

blessings keep on pouring

It's a real good day today!

Before doing my usual mornings today, I turned the computer on, and checked my email first. I felt very excited when I saw an email from PPP. My entry was approved. It was my very first attempt for a paid post. It could be no big deal to other bloggers but not for a newbie like me even for a very minimal fee. Now, I get to know more about PPP. Thanks!

And what makes me more blessed?


Of course, my so much love, a flip-flops! This will complete my everyday get-up, my jeans and shirt.

I just finished my PPP the other day about my love to perfume and here's an additional to my collection. Thanks to my in-laws who are very thoughtful and sweet for always sending me stuff like this.A baby alive for my younger daughter as a mid-year bonus. She was really waiting for this being fascinated with dolls. I just don't know what's gonna happen with this stuff in a later days. I hope not the same fate with her old barbies, now neglected, long forgotten and undressed. I told her to be responsible. So far, she's busy now babying her dolls.

Sure you love your new doll. What about Magic now? I hope you still play and give him much time he deserved. (Magic was not available during this photo shoot)

These maybe are material things, but what makes this special is their sweetness and thoughts for sending us balikbayan box. Thanks to my husband and my in-laws for all the goodies and stuff thats full of love.


I would like to share the following quote from my favorite author.
"Love and blessings pour out when we least expect them." Nenen


keep pouring...


enjoying icon for free, chocolates for dessert, waking up for another day, online friends, my plurklandia, butterfly in the city (wow its rare), virus-free computer and A1H1 free, hearty meal, good words from a friend, healthy kids, newly polished nails, uninterrupted & speedy internet, 8 hours sleep in a soft bed, cable connected, two landphones, one celfone, sweet music from my lovebirds, janitor fish cleaning my aquarium for free, hot pandesal this morning, a cup of coffee over umagang kay ganda show switching to unang hirit on commercial break, paid meralco bill, a ROAM magazine if ever... and a lot more blessings to count



lets talk about pens, colors, arts and masterpiece this time

It's so funny but I really had to go to NBS this afternoon for this supply, "maped eraser."

My daughter gave me list of things to buy, i
llustration board, cross section paper, HB pencil and maped eraser. There are lots of small store around here since we are residing near schools and universities. I can buy all of these nearby but not for this eraser. They have no stock for this particular brand. So even the storm Feria is heading Manila, and PAGASA warns the public not to go out of the house, I rushed myself to NBS just for this very urgent eraser.

It's been many years ago since I used pen. My keyboard consumed much of my time especially when my kids were off to school. Also, a busy stay-at-home-mom with usual duties such as laundry, cook, yaya to my pets, all-around-mom to my kids and not a single pen is used.

I bought one box again of HB pencil this afternoon. That pencil is needed by my older daughter for her drafting class.

These are just pens. Pens for nothing, because my kids have enough supply in their bags for the school year. If every little thing has its own part and reason in this world, then these pens are only for indoor photography. Happy colorful ones.


Pick your favorite color here. My younger daughter is a color monster. A lot of them have been trashed already. Few of crayons are still being used for her own art atack.

What an Art! My younger daughter drew this for her Filipino subject this afternoon. She read the story of Mariang Makiling and drew the picture of it afterwards. As she had wrote here, "ang paggawa ng kabutihan ay mahirap kalimutan." This could be the lesson she learned based on what she read. She may not be the talented artist like my co-blogger Redlans Web of Arts but this masterpiece is created based on her own imagination.

My apology for this handwriting. She could have put few words in a straight line had she used an intermediate pad.

I hope her Filipino teacher will be fair enough in giving grades. I guess, she'll receive 83.5 for this masterpiece. Anyway, here's my rating --> excellent work of art. :)


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

lets talk about perfume

I have been addicted to different perfumes since I started collecting it. It gives me a special feeling whenever I start smelling sweet fragrance. My in-laws who are residing abroad always send me a package at least twice a year. There's always a perfume in that package for me. If you visit my house, you'll see variety of perfumes including half empty bottles that I already consumed and have collected many years ago. One of those perfumes is Chanel, my favorite. I just can't get over with this. Whenever my husband asks me what gift I always wish for, he always get my exact answer, only perfume. He would always give me Chanel because he knows exactly what I really wanted. The smell is classic yet overpowering. It gives me also a refreshing feeling. I just can't leave the house without it. It's like my favorite shoes or jeans that I need to wear everytime or even when I just have to stay inside the house. For birthdays, anniversaries or any other occassions, you wouldn't have any hard time thinking what to give. Visit this site, Talk Perfume. And so I suggest gentlemen, all ladies including me, will be glad to receive one.


Monday, June 22, 2009

your blog makes us smile

I would like to thank Amiable Amy for these awards. You never know how you made me smile in every awards that I received from you. Thanks for including me and sharing your blessings to a new blogger like me.



Amy shared these tags/awards to me. I just can't believe it that she sees my blog this way.
She is one of the nicest blogger that I met in blogosphere. She is a woman of wisdom, thoughtful and with good heart.

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Two awards in a row. Sorry Amy that this award was posted so late. But big thanks, thanks for this.



~~Begin Copy~

This is the easiest and the fastest way to:
- Make your Authority Technorati explode.
- Increase your Google Page Rank.
- Get more traffic to your blog.
- Makes more new friends.

The rules is very simple as follows :
- Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
- Put your own blog name and link.
- Tag your friends as much as you can.

My blogs and urls are:

  1. http://glimpse-neaquino.blogspot.com/
  2. http://tambayanatoras.blogspot.com/
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To you nennen, redlan, beth, dhemz, sweet donut, bebskie, chubskulit, grace and rose, please grab the awards. You made me smile with your blogs.



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Fathers Day!!

This is funny but I honestly don't know the exact day of fathers day celebration. I am confused, same with mothers day last May that was celebrated for the whole week. :) I consulted my Mr. Google about it and this is the exact answer that i get.

Father's Day


In the United States, Father's day is the day to celebrate father is observed on the following dates:


2007
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Sunday, June 17th
2008
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Sunday, June 15th
2009
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Sunday, June 21st
2010
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Sunday, June 20th


Some of the quotes from famous author.


this i dedicate to dad of my children..
"Any man can be a Father but it takes someone special to be a dad." -- Anne Geddes

and this one to my father who is now at peace ..
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud

to my father-in-law..
"A father is a banker provided by nature." -- French Proverb


To you Dad, and to all fathers around the world, HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!




Saturday, June 13, 2009

moms little lady

I've been so busy preparing for your school opening lately. I am more than excited for you, well I guess from the first day of your preschool years till now, every little adventure of yours excite me. Now that you're about to enter secondary, I asked myself for so many times about this. Have I prepared you for another challenge in life? I know that high school is far different from grade school where in that years, you have so much fun that you truly enjoyed.

When you were in your younger years, I found it so hard to reduced your weight. You're a GAIN baby and you really were so big for your age.



You look so healthy here. I always sigh with this photo and I really missed those days, big clear round eyes and long wavy curly hair.


You were about four years old in this photo, you're just too pretty in moms eyes. You love to wear bracelet. I just found out now, you have it both hands. :)


I still remember how happy I was to see you in this gown. I saw your beautiful eyes, a well rounded face, looking at the camera, posing like a lady.


In your pre-school years, I was there and waited for you till the end of the class. You eagerly tell stories for every little achievement in your school. When you got three-star in your hand, you always asked for a reward.

You were only ten years old when you graduated in grade school. You never know how proud I am for you when you made it only for five years as fast learner with a very good grades.

I was more than a proud mom when you passed the entrance test in one big university. Out of thousands who took the exam, only half passed the test. I was really worried about the result, but later I found out, you didn't just pass the test, you also made it with flying colors.


I took this picture yesterday. Although you were too shy that I took this inside the mall, you still smiled at the camera for a very quick shot.

I just can't believe I have now a daughter taller than me. I don't say I stand too short, you were just so tall for your age. Thanks, you got your height from your dad.

I wonder why you were so conscious now of your built. I was surprised when you checked your body weight today and found that you loose few pounds again. You're in a better shape now.

On Monday, you will enter another challenging stage of your life. Although I can't be there beside you 24-hours a day, I am not worried because God will take care every single moment of your day.

I will always be here for you. Love you so much, Mom



Wednesday, June 10, 2009

i-blog this

This afternoon, I bumped into one of my husbands close friend and asked me about what time will my husband arrive. I was surprised because my hubby did not mention nor confirm anything about it. He was planning for a vacation next year, but not this soon. So I thought maybe he wants to surprise me. I tried calling him on his fone to confirm but he did not answer the call. I kept wondering whether my husband is really coming home or not. To this very hour, nobody arrived. So it was just a wild imagination of his best friend. I guess, a mere joke.

Anyway, one friend arrived from Basilan and gave us Lapulapu. I'll cook lapu-lapu with black beans tomorrow. For our dinner tonight, I cooked sweet and sour. I want to share my menu here. This is my own version that I based on how my children would love the taste to have for our dinner.

Sweet n Sour Lapu-lapu

Ingredients:

Carrots, celery, ginger, onion, garlic, bell pepper
Mama Sitas sweet and sour mix
Option: if you want your own taste of sauce, you can use 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 3/4 cup water, 1/2 cup brown sugar, salt, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 tbs flour instead of ready mix sauce.

Sautee garlic, onion, ginger, carrots, bell pepper. Pour in mixed Mama Sitas sweet and sour sauce. Add crispy fried lapu-lapu let it boil for two minutes. Thats it! Sprinkle the celery on top. Make sure it is crisp and fresh. For special occassion, you can add pineapple tidbits for good food presentation.


As usual, I am not really good in food photography, nor a culinary arts mom. I just took one shot for this post. This may not really look good because of my photography flaws, but I guarantee you, it tastes good. :) Masarsarap! I really love to eat vegetables with sweet n sour taste, carrots, bell pepper and yes, celery! Oh I forgot, is my husband coming? I guess, he's not. He doesn't eat much fish anyway. :)


Trivia:

Celery is an excellent source of vitamin C that helps to support the immune system and several other active compounds that promote health, including phthalides, which may help lower cholesterol and help relax the muscles around arteries and allow vessel to dilate; and coumarins, that may be useful in cancer prevention.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blog Award

Once again, I would like to thank Amy for these awards. Thanks for always including my name. I really appreciate it.

I just read her blogs and I was really touch by her story especially her eagerness to help her former school where she was a teacher for 12 years. Visit her other blogs too, Amiable Amy & Beyond Photography.


BEST BLOG AWARD
Oh, thanks for considering me for this award.


A LOVELY BLOG AWARD
So my blog deserves to be called lovely. I like this very much Amy. This made my blog so colorful again. I can embrace life now with color.


The rules are:

1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2) Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.





Saturday, June 6, 2009

rainy days and saturdays

So how do you spend saturdays and rainy days?

It's been raining for almost a week now. It's a blessing for many. I think it's more of relaxing time for me. Enough reason to stay home the whole day. Who says you can't do anything on rainy days. Let me blog this..



i can't go to mall, i'm afraid of swine flu. my daughters school defer opening of classes to June 15 due to a1h1 virus.


i have enough tv babad time with my bebe.


i can even play with magic.


my sister with her family was here today. i cooked sinigang for lunch. it was a full meal actually. another pounds added on my weight. my favorite meal on rainy days, perfect with patis and sili.


for snack. i have lots of this. so nuts


hot coffee, cup after every cup. perfect for rainy days with nuts go nuts.


I still have bad connection, but i'll try to post this entry.
Slow connect, good thing i'm able to open this site.
See you there. :)


Thursday, June 4, 2009

are you an ice cream monster?

Ice cream is a frozen dessert usually made from dairy products, such as milk and cream, combined with fruits or other ingredients. In other countries, ice cream is called frozen custard, yogurt, sorbet, gelato.

There are varieties of ice cream in the Philippines. These are special ice cream too, malunggay, ampalaya, with other herbal flavoring and fried ice cream. I've tasted the fried one already. The taste has no difference, it was just fried. Ice cream in soda, or Mcfloat. List of favorites in the Philippines are Selecta and Nestle Ice Cream. Magnolia is still the best for me since i have tasted their authentic mouthwatering flavor. Also, it was unforgetable for me to have an ice cream galore right inside Magnolia ice cream plant many years ago. I was even called monster being a regular customer in an ice cream parlor in then Greenbelt, now Glorietta.


My daughter is an ice cream monster too, see..

are you excited? or just can't explain the feeling..

cookies and cream

scoopery

Mcflurry

raspberry ice cream

dirty ice cream or sorbetes.

ice cream is best if shared with loved ones..

Ice cream is still my daughters' favorite even during rainy season. They're craving for an ice cream right now. I blog this. I can't go anywhere else, it's raining very hard outside, in fact, classes were suspended. No dirty ice cream or selecta music around the street. All I did the whole day is sip a cup of hot coffee, cup after every cup. How I wish I have an ice cream float right now topped in my coffee. :)




Monday, June 1, 2009

she bangs, she bangs

Yesterday I post an entry about planning to have myself a new hairstyle. Today, when I was about to sit on a salon chair, I asked myself if I'm ready for a change, and my answer is. "I want change, but I want that change later." what a big decision I made. (huh?!) I finally decided to stay my hair the way it is now.

Just imagine how it looks like if I have myself in full bangs..
Hmmmn, I don't think it suits me.. :) For now, only my two kids are in full bangs, mine, one sided. (wink)
I'll post my hairstyle in my next entry, with colour, straight and short hair, so lets get in!!