>> May 31, 2010

Now that hubby is leaving again to work abroad, I vowed that I will be a wise steward of our finances. The trials that we’ve been through are not easy and and it taught us important lessons. So this time, we will be wiser on how we will handle our finances, with all the blessing that will come in, and with all the things that we will be spending in. We will be wiser also with all the investments that we will be venturing in. Hubby and I decided that we will engage in a business first before we decide to buy our own home. When money start coming from the business, a home will just be easy to acquire. So now, I’m learning the things I need to learn in investments and entrepreneurship. I read that gold investment is the safest so I’m including this to my list as well although I’m still clueless with this. I just read that it’s safer to buy gold coins and bullion for investment. May God lead us to the right business venture.


The Time Has Come

As I look at my husband while he's packing his clothes, I can't helped but feel sad. His tentative flight is on Saturday so that means we only have four days together..I'm really sad. I thought we can till celebrate Father's Day. But well, this is our life. I know God meant it to be. He could have left even earlier since the agency started processing his papers last March. But God allowed us to still enjoy some more time together. Haay....the life on an OFW is really hard. But we're praying that we can survived yet another two years of being far from one another. I know God will see us through.


Word of the Day: Shivaree

Shivaree \SHIV-uh-ree\, noun:

1. A mock serenade with kettles, pans, horns, and other noisemakers given for a newly married couple.
2. An elaborate, noisy celebration.

1. To serenade with a shivaree.

I used to attend shivarees and I can remember the preparation and planning involved.
-- "Of pigs, jokes, and marriage." Lawrence World-Journal.
When my father got married (yes that was the 50's) his male relatives pulled a "shivaree," where they set up all kinds of surprises for the newly married couple to find on their wedding night. This included the typical short sheeting of the wedding bed, changing the content of the groom's shaving cream can, and other gags.
-- Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne, Kentucky Folklore Record.


Safest Investment

When my sister was still single she lived frugally and devoted herself in saving portion of her salary and in investing in gold. She works in a jewelry store that also sells and buy gold coins. This job let her acquired the passion in collecting and investing in gold jewelries too. Some of her collections were only small pieces but when she put them all together, had been her worthwhile pocession. She said that gold is a good investment and she knows that she will definitely benefit from her collection in the future. True enough, when she got married, it’s her collection that helped during her downiest time. She’s proven right; gold is a wise and safest investment.


Estrel's Caramel Cake

>> May 30, 2010

I ordered this cake for the little girl's 4th birthday celebration yesterday. As expected, everyone love it. Well, Estrel's Caramel Cake is simply the best!



My friend said, if she will not lose any kilos before the end of this month, she might end up taking lipozene. Well, she already told me that diet supplements would be her last resort since it will work faster than going to the gym. She’s been trying hard to get her shape back. She enrolled in a fitness gym but for two months now, she can’t seem to see the results! Oh well, I just hope that she gets what she really want. Losing weight is not easy so I salute her persistence.



We were eating this afternoon when an appetite suppressants ad was shown in the television. My sister’s eyes went glued in the monitor. Well, she has been wanting to get rid of her flab for quite some time now but she can’t control eating. So she’s happy there’s a product that can help her now suppressed her stomach. Hmm..I hope she can carry on, lol!


Just Curious

>> May 28, 2010

I attended a seminar last year where I met a lady working in an online casino. She said she often meets a lot of well known personalities. There were also politicians playing regularly. I don’t play in casinos and I don’t even have an idea how casinos operate or what games are being played in casinos. And I was surprised to know that there are even online casinos here.

I was clueless about casinos so I went searching one time out of curiosity and I came across Online Casinos Planet. This site gives relative information on anything you need to know about casinos. They have the list of the different games being played, the best places to go around the world, tips, videos and even news. This site definitely help new players.


Friday Fill-Ins #178

1. chips, iced tea, grilled fish -- the best food to take on a picnic.
2. Summer is beginning to say good bye..
3. I love wearing flip flops.
4. To love someone is to accept him for whatever and whoever he is.
5. Our chairman went through a long hike when he climbed Mt. Pulag.
6. When I crave food, it's usually something salty.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to preparing my list for the little girl's birthday, tomorrow my plans include waking up early to go to the market and Sunday, I want to take her to Fun Ranch to enjoy her birthday!

More fill-ins here.


Fact: We'll All Grow Old

>> May 27, 2010

It’s hard to admit but yes, I’m already on my early thirties and I’m now concerned about getting some wrinkles on my face! We grow old, we have to face that fact…Everyone of us will pass that stage but I also believe that we can slow it down, lol! That’s why I’m reading now some Prototype 37c reviews online. It’s one of the best anti wrinkle creams that’s being sold in the market. Based on the reviews, I’m convinced and I’m thinking of getting one, hehe.


Word of the Day: Regnant

Regnant \REG-nuhnt\, adjective:

1. Prevalent; widespread.
2. Reigning; ruling (usually used following the noun it modifies): a queen regnant.
3. Exercising authority, rule, or influence.

The mere fact that it was the regnant authority in the State of Louisiana at that time does not give validity or legality to its acts or its officers.
-- Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne, The American Reports (Volume 20); Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided in the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States
On the superlative opening track "Dance Yrself Clean" Murphy mutters over pattering percussion before erupting into a crisp, feel-good, electronic frenzy. "I miss the way the night comes/ With friends who always make it feel good/ This basement has a cold glow/ Though it's better than a bunch of others," he laments, foreshadowing the more sentimental tone regnant throughout.
-- Raghav Mehta, Review: LCD Soundsystem's "This is Happening" Minnesota Daily


A Challenge and A Dream

My sister uses eye cream for dark circles under her eyes. She developed dark under eyes because of staying late every night. She lacks sleep because of the nature of her job. She can’t sleep longer during the day because she wants to make up to her kids for the times she’s not with them. Haay..the sacrifices a working mom have to do for her job and for her children.

Being a working mom is really a challenge. I’m blessed that I only work 5 days and get to play with my kids when I arrived and sleeps with them at night. But I still dream of being a WAHM someday.


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

>> May 26, 2010

1. Lot's of blessings online
2. A hot coffee
3. Breakfast prepared by DH
4. A safe ride to work
5. Good news...good news!
6. An email from someone..giving me another opportunity to earn extra :)
7. Work loads....I miss
8. An easy ride home
9. Siomai!


I Got IT back!

I’m so happy that I didn’t have to take adipex just to get my pre-pregnancy weight back, well not the exact figure but I’m close to it. It’s been three weeks that I’m back working and every week, as I checked, I’m losing several pounds. I’m just so happy! I know it won’t be long, I’ll get rid of those flab as well as I can already do sit ups. I’m also proud to say that I can now wear all my pre-pregnancy clothes, and I mean all of them! That’s an achievement for me, lol!


Femle Drivers Concern

It’s difficult to experienced car problems along the road especially if you’re a female driver, don’t know how to use your car tools, or worst, don’t have any knowledge about emergency car repairs. It would be a blessing if you can get any roadside assistance from someone. But if not, you have no choice but to ask for a towing service. So my advice for us, women, learn the basic skills in car troubleshooting. Honestly, I’m also one of those who would be helpless if a car problem would happen. That’s why until now, I’m not driving alone.


50 Random Questions

>> May 25, 2010

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6AM

2. How do you like your steak? Should be well done.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? "Here Comes the Bride"(gave me a good laugh)

4. What is your favorite TV show? Glee

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Still here

6. What did you have for breakfast? Rice, Ham and Egg

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Chinese

8. What foods do you dislike? Sushi or sashimi

9. Favorite place to eat? French Baker and Any chinese resto

10. Favorite dressing? Thousand Island. Ceasar.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? I don’t drive yet.

12. What are your favorite clothes? Jeans and T-shirt.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Vietnam, Singapore, Korea, Canada

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full

15. Where would you want to retire? Here!

16. Favorite time of day? Night time

17. Where were you born? Manila.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? None

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? Don't know

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? Don't know as well

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? No one, lol!

22. Birdwatcher? nope

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Night person

24. Do you have any pets? None yet. But I love to to have a dog

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? It's my daughter's 4th birthday on Sunday

26. What did you want to be when you were little? Doctor

27. What is your best childhood memory? Playing under the moonlight

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Dog.

29. Are you married? Yes.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yup.

31. Been in a car accident? Not really a car but a motorcycle

32. Any pet peeves? None

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Cheese, Bacon and Pineapple

34. Favorite Flower? Roses

35. Favorite ice cream? Double Dutch

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? McDonald's and KFC

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? none.

38. From whom did you get your last email? Yahoo groups

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? dept. store and supermarket

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Blogging

41. Like your job? not that much.

42. Broccoli? Love it.

43. What was your favorite vacation? Baler, Aurora 2003

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Hubby

45. What are you listening to right now? nothing

46. What is your favorite color? White, Blue, Mocha/Cream

47. How many tattoos do you have? none.

48. How many are you tagging for this quiz? none

49. What time did you finish this quiz? 9:49 PM

50. Coffee drinker? Sometimes.



Someone is still using his old briefcases. I guess he love them so much that’s its hard for him to let them go, lol! I’ve been with this person for years already and I haven’t seen him buying new briefcases. What he have were all worn out! I guess he needs a new briefcase, but who will give him one, I don’t know, lol! I don’t think I’m still with him on his next birthday, hehehe!


Word of the Day: Suspire

>> May 24, 2010

Suspire \suh-SPAHY-uhr\, verb:

To utter with long, sighing breaths.

The beleaguered alligator will rise on his stubby legs, distend his body, open wide his cavernous jaws, suspire what is supposed to be a dreadful hiss but sounds more like a tired sigh, and then ferociously clash his jaws together.
-- Archibald Rutledge, Monsters of the Swamp
For, since the birth of Cain, the first male child,/ To him that did but yesterday suspire,/ There was not such a gracious creature born.
-- William Shakespeare, The life and death of King John


Friday Fill-Ins #177

>> May 21, 2010

1. My kids never fail to make me smile.
2. I'm looking forward to my daughter's birthday on the 30th.
3. Chris Tomlin-God of this City is what I'm listening to right now.
4. Potato salad must have mayo in it!
5. Mango Torte was the best thing I ate today.
6. Today was toxic..I need to recharge!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping early, tomorrow my plans include going back to the hospital to get my Operating Procedure and Sunday, I want to attend church!


Wednesday Happy Thoughts

>> May 19, 2010

1. Johan's mumblings and cute quirking.
2. Great online job pay
3. Because of that was able to buy the little girls school things.
4. The sound of Johan's squeals and laughter.
5. A good news from a good friend.
6. New Mascara
7. Encouragements
8. Siomai
9. "Here Comes the Bride" movie
10. Kisses from hubs and the little girl


Post-It Notes Tuesday

>> May 18, 2010

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>> May 11, 2010


Don't Neglect Just Because You're A Mom

>> May 9, 2010

As wives we need not to forget about taking care of ourselves. We need to always look gorgeous for our husbands. So if you already notice that you’re growing sidewards, stop, observe your appetite and do the things to get fit. Whether you use diet supplements like Lipovox or just plain exercise, the main point is we have to stay fit, slim and sexy…well of course, not just for our husband but for ourselves. Being a wife and a mom does not mean we will forget about ourselves, we have to also put “Me Time” on our schedules—the time to pamper ourselves and to look good. Because when you know that you look good, it enhances self esteem.



I'm touched. I know my husband doesn't have the money to buy expensive gifts for me for mother's day but last night, I received three white roses. I was surprised. Well, he said it's three because one is from him and other two are from the kids. I'm so happy. I didn't even thought about Mother's Day until that night, lol! When I received the flowers..(my little girl was the first one to hand me one rose), I almost cried....I'm really blessed to be mom..twice.


Preparing for tomorrow.

I’m creating my list for tomorrow’s election. And yes, I’m having a hard time choosing for the local candidates. Honestly, I don’t know most of them that are running for councilors that’s why I’m clueless as to who are the ones I’ll include on my list. Whew! I’m beginning to see additional wrinkles, lol!

Anyway, tomorrow is our national election and I know most of the people are scared for possible problems. So aside from creating my list (so I’ll come prepared at the voting precinct), I’m also praying that we’ll have an honest, orderly and peaceful election tomorrow. Let’s go out and vote wisely.


Happy Mother's Day!

For being the light of our homes..for being the silent heroes in our childrens' lives...for being God's instruments in showing unconditional love, we deserve a day of honor. So, to all moms out there..Happy Mother's Day!


New Skin

I’ve been using a facial product for a month now and I’m so happy with the result. It made my face look fairer. I know it’s not the best acne treatment in the world but I’m so glad I used it. It helped exfoliate my skin. I was able to get rid of my dead skin cells when I started peeling. Before I thought the product is only for those with acne that’s why I didn’t try to use it. Now, I’m thankful I did


Friday Fill-Ins #175

>> May 8, 2010

1. Salsa and taco..good combination!.
2. A tuna sandwich looks yummy... and you've even got mustard...that's great!
3. By the time I get home the baby is already sleeping.
4. Items on sale is what I look forward to most when grocery shopping.
5. And I was dreaming of our own home.
6. A kiss from mommy...is there anything else better?!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping early, tomorrow my plans include finishing all household chores so we can go out and hit the mall and Sunday, I want to relax and study my list for the election on Monday!

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