Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #74

1. For me dullness and boredom is the opposite of creativity.
2. The Purpose Driven Life was the last excellent book I read.
3. I like fill-ins because it is easy and fun.
4. In nature I like looking at flowers and the vast sky.
5. An honest president should win the US elections.
6. The last time I laughed with all my belly was when my nephew did something very funny.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going to the grocery, tomorrow my plans include going the my baby's doctor and Sunday, I want to spend time with hubby and baby at home after we attend the mass coz it's a special day for us plus we are attending a sunset photo shoot with the Fanatic Photographers Society here which we are excited!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Everyday with Rachael Ray

I was doing some hopping around and I found this site Everyday with Rachael Ray whose show I used to watch before in a local channel. I am not sure though if it is Studio 23 or another channel. Anyway, I liked the dishes she cooks on the show which looks so easy to do. I think this is another addition to nice food sites which I can check from time to time and when I have time. Another source online for recipes, most popular menus and kitchen tips which would come useful later on. This site also has travel and style pages just in case you need some helpful info.


1. “It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” What do you think of that saying?
>> Indeed! Love is a gift from God and one of his many blessings which we all have been given. I believe that we should embrace it when it comes to us even if there is a chance that we might lose it. Enjoy everything that life has to offer while it is there. Treasure it and be glad that even for a moment of for a short span of time, we were able to love at all.

2. How much money do you have in your wallet? Right now!
>> I do not keep much cash on my wallet. I am dependent on my ATMs. hehehe

3. When you fall asleep are you usually on your side, your stomach, or your back?
>> I sleep on y left side!

4. When you have a deadline do you get started right away, wait until the last minute, or switch back and forth between things?
>> Depends if I still have much time. But for now as much as possible I do it as soon as I can.

5. What is the the most extreme sports you ever did?
>> I don't think I have done any extreme sports yet.

6. If you find a spider in your house do you kill it, ignore it, or shoo it outside? Why?
>> I would bring it our of the house. I don't like killing spiders as it never crossed my mind.

7. Do you smoke?
>> I hate smoking! Not the smokers though but I pity them for not realizing they doing more harm than good to their ownself much more to other people - second hand smokers - who inhale the smoke they make. The smell of cigarette smoke causes my head to ache so whenever I pass by a smoker I would really cover with my hanky in a conscious effort of saying "PLEASE STOP KILLING YOURSELF SLOWLY AND OTHER PEOPLE TOO". Peace!!!

8. If you only have one day to live,what would you do?
>> Make the most out of it and spend the most of it with H & CT!

9. Would you rather be richer than anyone,better than everyone, or less encumbered by responsibility? And Why?
>> I would like to be the best of myself if I may say so. Money is not everything and it does not solve everything as there are more important things than money and money does not equate to happiness.

10. Which of the following characteristics would you rather have? Choose only one. And Why? Nice,Exciting,Loving,Hot!
>> Loving especially to my family and everyone else if possible!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

PBB Teen Edition Plus: Robi Domingo

I found a Friendster profile of Robi Domingo when I got the chance to check my Friendster which I rarely do these days. I eagerly shared this with my 12 year old niece who like me is vying for Robi for the PBB Teen Edition Plus Big Four. When my niece told me that Robi wanted to make a voluntary exit after getting nominated again for eviction, I took it as a sad news. No way Robi! Fight till the end! You deserve to be in the Big Four. I was betting on Rona too but unfortunately she got evicted last week. Another choice for me is of course Nan being from Davao. He has been good in the house so he is among my Big Four. For the rest, I think it is just for the love team and popularity sake. Fight, fight blue and white, go, go Ateneo!!! Make Ateneo proud Robi!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Manic Monday #118

Do good things come to those who wait?
>> I believe so. And I believe so that those who takes an initiative can also get good things in life.

Your best friend's spouse is being unfaithful. Would you tell your friend? If so, how?
>> Oh my! My best friend now is my hubby. But if I were to think of my best friend way back in school then maybe I would try to ask her first how they are and if she opens up something like she has a hint or something close to what I just found out then maybe I would tell her about what I know. I am close to her hubby and he has just seen me but does not know me I think. But I would also tell my best friend that she should be able to talk properly about this problem with her hubby. I know she would be able to handle things well on her own and I know she is a strong. I think though they have come close to this problem but I don't know the whole story and when we get a chance to be in contact, we don't talk about it. We just talk about the good things in life and try to forget the bad things that had happened that would just put us down.

Which part of your body do you like the least? Would you change it through plastic surgery, if possible?
>> My tummy I think. Since I had given birth through CS and hadn't had much time to exercise, it has somehow grown big. If I may have surgery, why not but that is not a priority at the moment. Hubby is happy with what I am and I think there are more important things to be concerned with at present.

Happy Monday! :)

WS: Father's Day on June 15

Father's Day this year will be celebrated on June 15 well I thought it was June 11 which I read somewhere. But I did ot check the calendar yet then that's why I did not realize June 11 was not the third Sunday of June. I let H take this snapshot when we were at the mall strolling last night. Hmmm reminds me that I still have to think of something he wants for Father's Day.

Happy Father's Day to all daddies in the whole world!!!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

For Sale

One of our neighbors not really near us had their weight equipment for sale. I was thinking of buying it for my hubby which he can use so he can shape up and exercise at home. But when I looked up close the equipment well you could tell for sure that it has served its use and it has been used for quite sometime coz it is not really in top condition. The price is quite expensive too. Anyway, we might as well buy new one or a second hand but in a better condition than that one. I'm gonna check online and there might be one like that which is on sale ad we may find a good discount as well.


H & I have been talking lately of having a separate savings account just for CT. We will have to set aside a certain amount from our monthly earnings and put it in his account. We hope that by the time our baby really needs to use the money we have saved for him, he would appreciate and treasure the effort and sacrifice we did for him. But money is not everything and we know that there are other more important things in life that we can give our baby. But we hope that in the future our savings for him will help him through somehow. We should be able to teach our children the value of making saving a habit.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Photo Hunt: Shoes

This is our baby's shoes and one of his favorite and most durable meaning it lasted longer than his other shoes. It is one of my fave too coz it's Winnie the Pooh. I am still looking for a new pair like this one but it has to be bigger! Happy weekend and happy hunting everyone!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Summer Love Template

I have changed my blogger template today to this new one Summer Love template from Andreas02 by Gecko & Fly. This Summer Love gives my blog a new look. So far I like what I see though there is still a lot to tweak here and there. But this will do for now. I have to change the font size. Thanks to my H for his help! Things are easier done with him around.

Friday Fill-Ins #73

1. On my laziest day I like to just sleep...sleep...sleep!
2. Doing chores, blogging and taking care of my family makes me feel like I'm being productive.
3. I love little CT and big daddy CA .
4. This summer I want to go to the beach with my 2 boys.
5. Wanting to have an online diary made me start my blog.
6. Red apple and orange juice.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching Bucket List , tomorrow my plans include going to the mall maybe and Sunday, I want to hear the second morning mass here in our church!

Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend ahead! Join us here!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Look of the Year

I have been hopping around the blogosphere and I saw this Look of the Year beauty contest looking for young and beautiful people world wide. So if you have dreams of becoming a model and has what it takes be be recognized as a top model plus a bonus of winning US$10,000, just send in your best photos. Check for more details on this once in a lifetime chance of starting a modeling career in either Paris, Milan or New York. Join now!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

PhotoHunt: Candy

For my entry for this week's theme - CANDY, here are the lollipop candies in strawberry and orange flavors which were among the candies we gave to the children who were at CT's first birthday party last January. My nephews had wanted to get the candies even before the party as they saw us packing it in individual party bags to be given to each of the children at the party. Well I just told them that they need not worry as they will get one on the party and they just have to be patient. Well what do you expect from kids as they sometimes want to get what they want now especially candies and sweets.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Domain for Thoughts and Beyond

I have finally bought one of my blogs Thoughts and Beyond a new domain on its own from to its own domain URL now - I have been thinking if I can still manage to spend paying for a domain and update another blog on a regular basis. I have four blogs and I still have other blogs and sites which I have somehow forsaken and neglected to update as I am busy and there is not much time each day to post in all four blogs plus the other sites I have. I was having second thoughts of getting the domain but I guess rather than just let it idle then might as well maximize and see how it goes from here. By the way for those wanting to ex-links with my Thoughts and Beyond blog, just leave a comment or message in my cbox and I will try to link you up as soon as I have the time.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

WW: Unique Chandelier @Kangaroo Coffee Co.

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Happy WW!!!

My Books

I have been looking for my collection of books which I have abandoned in my old room here in the house. It has been awhile since I went over there and have forgotten they have existed. Well since I started working and especially when I got married and had a baby, I just don't have much time and energy to read a whole book. I have been planning to go back and read again. Like getting my self educated somehow again. I was going through some of the boxes and I was glad I still found the book The Purpose Driven Life which was given to me by my sister as a birthday gift years ago so it has a sentimental value to me.

At Last

I found at last the email of my friend. A few years back she enrolled in her second course in nursing, took the controversial June 2007 nursing board exam which had her retake the board exam the second time around which was quite risky coz what if you fail the second time around when you know you already passed it the first time. Anyway, I have been wanting to contact her coz one of our neighbors needs help in having or availing of a clinical laboratory service. She might know someone or somewhere where it cheap but still very much reliable. Our neighbor's daughter has some health problems and I am not sure with the details though. I might be able to at least help them and at the same time I can get in touch once again with my friend after years when we last met.

You'd Never Know

I met again my officemate way back and we had a little chat. She was asking me if I knew any insurance company offering a child insurance. Her hubby who is working abroad had asked her to look into it after one of their friend's child had an accident and with that great loss and poor financial condition of that family, it was a good thing that the child had an insurance which helped them get through that trying time in their life especially that they were having troubles financially. My friend said we'd never know when something sad like that happens and as good parents she felt that she has an obligation to secure her child's life just in case. But then again, I told her that we must always continue to pray for our family's safety at all times especially our beloved children.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

WS: Kanga Choco Mint Cookies

As for my Weekend Snapshot, were at the grand opening of Kangaroo Coffee Company at Tionko Avenue, Davao City yesterday May 10, 2008 (Saturday) and I just wanna share this shot of their Kanga Choco Mint Cookies that I wanted to buy but H and I had to leave in a hurry since he still has work, I decided to buy it at another time. But we did have coffee and were in very good company. You should try this new coffee shop whenever you get to Davao. You can enjoy delicious coffee while reading your favorite book here. It is indeed a nice and cozy coffee shop you should check out!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition Plus 4th Eviction Night: Gentle Giant Jolas is Evicted

The Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition Plus Season 2 just had its 4th eviction night and the Gentle Giant Jolas exits the PBB teens' house as tonight's evictee. His father Ike exited the house with him. Jolas only got 8.66% of the votes. Robi, who was nominated because of the guardians vote, was the first to be called as safe from eviction tonight as he got the highest percentage of votes at 44.82%. He was followed by Lethat Lasallite Josef at 29.43% and then Rona, who got saved with 17.09%.

Father Ike and Jolas were in tears as they face the fans. I am not sure what was running though dad Ike's head but it somehow made me think when I saw the flashback when he said that he gave up his job just to be inside the PBB house as Jolas' guardian. But as they say Jolas reach for your dreams. Who knows, he might be able to pursue a career in PBA as the PBA idols James and Peter said that he has a potential. Let's us wait and see.

The Boat

I was laughing at my nephew who came inside our room just after I watched Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Teen Edition Plus 4th Eviction Night: Gentle Giant Jolas is Evicted. He was telling me something about "The Boat" which I did not figure out until his older brother explained to me later on. He wanted to borrow our blue plastic pump for the balloon because he cannot sleep yet and he wanted to pump "The Boat". I was laughing because I told him that what he mistook as like one of those inflatable boats he saw me looking at online in my laptop a little earlier is actually my son's blue pool which he wanted to inflate. I told my nephew it is a pool and not a boat. He just smiled at me then left the room.


CT woke up this morning and was crying out to me when he saw that I was still asleep when he alredy stood up in his crib. But shortly after he heard my sister's wind chimes in her room she opened the door to go down and eat breakfast. CT suddenly stopped crying and you would see his intense and interesting look trying to figure out where that sound of chimes were coming from. So I pointed out and when he saw the chimes he started smiling and clapping. He was amazed and seems to be music to his ears. It is such a joy to see him smiling and happy then.


I just found again my pen collection way back and it was mom who found it this morning. I saw one the marketing pens from my old company whom I worked for quite a long time. I reminisce the memories from way back just looking at the pen. Our boss had it made as a give away during Christmas to government agencies and clients we were transacting with. We also gave them away during activities where our company participated in. At one time, we run out of stock during a fair we were at because people were asking not only for one but more than one each person and my very generous officemate gave them away until there was none left much to the dismay of our boss.

Friday, May 02, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

Join us here!

1. Two of my favorite ingredients in a drink are mango and orange!
2. Babies often amazes me.
3. You can keep doing that forever, the dog is never going to budge even a bit.
4. Orange+Mango+water+sugar, mix it all together and voila! You have an orange-mango juice!
5. If I had a yard with a garden, I would love to grow tulips and calla lilies.
6. Honey dew is best au naturel.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to blogging or watching LOST, tomorrow my plans include doing the laundry and Sunday, I want to go to church and stay home with my family!

Happy Friday and TGIF! Enjoy the weekend! :)


Last night I was not able to sleep well as I got another attack of this terrible headache whenever my period is almost here. I was not able to sleep until I do not what time it was. During the last attacks, I would say to myself getting you health insured like in NC health insurance is really important. I just do not like to be in the hospital or staying there. I know what I am feeling will pass through but then hubby had told me that we might as well have a check up to screen out other suspicions of health concerns. Honestly I do not want to know if I am really sick coz some people I know get more sick the moment they know there is something really wrong with them.


My feet are tired! Since I am not feeling well I feel more tired now after we have just been to the pedia abd from the mall. I just wanna prop both my feet up the whole night. Anyway, we met an old friend of my hubby at the grocery earlier. He was somehow still shocked right now after learning that his friend whom he had not met for six years had been in a drug rehab. Hubby said he could not believe it coz that guy was kind and so much into sports. Well I guess people go astray sometimes. But good thing is he is now okay and has reformed.