Sunday, December 27, 2015

Starbucks Philippines Manila Relief Holiday Mug


One of the things in my Christmas wish list was this Starbucks Philippines Manila Relief Holiday Mug. It's a really nice looking limited edition mug that I would love to add to my collection.

I used to collect Starbucks mug or any coffee mug to places we have been to. I spotted this at the Starbucks Philippines Facebook page. It is only available in select store in Manila though. It is part of their limited edition collector series city mug which Starbucks Philippines initially released for Manila and Cebu.


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Charlie Brown & McDo Happy Meal Mini Pancakes

Mini pancakes were our breakfast after attending the last and 9th day of the dawn masses (Misa De Gallo or Rooster's Mass while some call it Misa De Aguinaldo or Gift Mass) in preparation for Christmas at Martin Hall of Ateneo with my dear little guy.

While we waited for hubby who was still at work that time, we decided to collect two new Happy Meal Toys so we got Charlie Brown and the Flying Snoopy. These two toys were not available the last time we were at McDo. My little guy is happy to have his Christmas gifts come early. 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys Limited Edition Collectible Box

Spotted at the McDonald's Bajada branch this morning when I had brunch with hubby...
Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys limited edition collectible box

Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie McDo Happy Meal Toys 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

New LC Bag


Two days ago, hubby bought me a new LC bag which could also fit in my MBP.

LC bag gift from hubby


I won't say no since he really insisted that I buy the bag. I wanted a big bag that has a zipper, one that can carry all many stuff.  I can now bring more stuff with me where ever I go with my boys. :) 

This Longchamp large bag we bought at a nearby old mall's department store is gift from hubby.  It is almost the same shade as my stolen first Longchamp bag only this is shiny and has shorter long handle. It did remind me of probably the most expensive bag I had that I bought with my own hard earned money way back then.  This is though twelve times more affordable though than the one that was stolen in SM Lanang in late January almost three years ago now.  I had also since then bought a similar LC looking bag that was also similar to the stolen bag. We bought that Kimbel bag at SM Lanang too. Yes it seems I really like this type since it is like a carry-all bag and I like this shade of color for a bag too. 

Thanks Papa!

We thank the Lord God for His blessings! :)

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

To the Tune of Christmas Music Tonight

It's a more relaxed school night as we stayed home to rest. I found myself searching for Christmas music and tunes that would lighten up and cheer more the mood we have at home with my boys.

Then I found music to cheer the night away but then I think there is something wrong with my MacBook's sounds. After three years, perhaps my MBP is getting old and out of tune. Then somehow I remembered about the antares auto tune that one may need for a polished, modern vocal sound and technology for flawless vocal intonation. 

I need some great sounding sound system to use for a better Christmas music experience this season. My MBP ain't performing as well as it should when I play the music now. I hope the hubby will find a way to get it fixed soon as I found more nice Christmas albums to listen to in the coming days leading to Christmas.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Skechers


I was surprised this pair of Skechers shoes which was a gift from my dear older sister two Christmases ago from what I recall for my dear 6 year old son then, now fits me. This pair seems so small for me then that's why I never dared fit it until my hubby found it today from the cabinet and showed it to me. It is still too big for my son to wear. Perhaps next year he can wear it already.

When I saw it I just thought of trying to fit it since it looked big enough to fit my feet. I have been looking for new rubber shoes to wear though I still have my old Nike shoes that just needs some cleaning so I can wear it again. 

I just put it back to the cabinet where hubby found it and keep it there until such time that my son can wear it comfortably. 


Sunday, December 06, 2015

Easy to Make Homemade Ice Cream Dessert


We've been enjoying this easy to make homemade ice cream dessert at home with my boys. Even my hubby loves what I make. More so with my dear little guy who could eat all from one container but of course I had to control his sweet cravings intake.

I only used three ingredients: cream + condensed milk + crushed graham. Just mix all in a bowl with a spoon and transfer in your container once it has been mixed well. Put in the freezer for a few hours until it is frozen hard and ready to be served for dessert. Viola! 

I even remembered the taste of Mang Danny's famous creamy homemade ice cream. You can easily make your own version at home with your kids making it on their own. So easy to do and they surely have fun making it and eating it after it has frozen. They can make this and add to what you will serve for the whole family for dessert this Christmas and New Year celebrations.

You may also use crushed Oreos if you want. I will try peanut butter and durian next time. I also thought of my fave ube flavor. Also thought of adding leche flan and bits of cheese to the mixture next time. There are a lot of options for you to add an ingredient that will add a flavor to the already delicious and sweet mix of the cream and condensed milk.

Enjoy and happy holidays!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween Party 2015 at McDonald's Bajada Davao City



Spooktacular Halloween Party 2015 at McDonald's Bajada Davao City

Register and come in your best costume for McDonald's Halloween Party on October 29, 2015 at 1:00PM. There is a registration fee of P150.00 which is inclusive of food and goodies according to this handout we got at McDo Bajada.


If you have any questions, please call McDo or go to McDonald's Bajada. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Lit Up Drums

We need to unwind sometimes and break the daily routine especially as we welcome the weekend with my boys. We went out for church and then did a little strolling. Then we found ourselves at a local restaurant that had some live band music for entertainment on a Friday night. We strolled slower and went in to listen for awhile as I was thinking of ordering some take home food and barbecue while the boys and I were enjoying the kind of music that they were playing tonight in the band's gig.

My little guy was amused that they used lit up drums just like the drum lights I saw from DrumLite which has a set of custom-fit lighting strips that will light up your bass drum. These LED strips offer easy plug anyway. Cool isn't it? When a band plays at a dim-lit venue place like this local resto we found ourselves passing by tonight, it adds to some kind of light effects to the show.  

Wish we could stay longer but we had to have dinner tonight at home. Till next time...

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Toys Spotted at DavCon


Toys spotted being sold outside DavCon during The Off Price Show. 

There are a few toys that I would like to get for the little guy and perhaps start a little toy collection. I bet these toys were pre-loved. These were sold at P150 for pair of your choice. Some toys look familiar and are like those we got from Happy Meal toys.

I saw someone was happy to have bought a few pieces to add to his own toy collection. I hope there will be more in the Christmas bazaar as I am looking for particular toys to collect for my little guy or my own, why not! Hahaha!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Long Weekend, Mall Sale and Looking for a Guitar

Love the long weekend and how it gives me some time to do some stuff that has been put on hold during busy school days. We are having a long weekend as Friday yesterday was declared a special, non-working holiday over here.

The malls also were on sale this weekend and I remembered about the dn3 acoustic guitar as I was helping my friend find a guitar for those looking for a traditional choice for the traditional player; the model to drive with a heavy pick. Something with a perfect combination of body woods for strong, rhythmic playing styles. We found one music store in the premier mall in the city but they don't have a stock of the particular model of acoustic guitar that my friend was looking for this time. 

We went to our new nice place we call our home, enjoying this long weekend with my boys. Hope you are having a fab weekend with your loved ones as well!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel

Blessed Sacrament in the Adoration Chapel 

After the first Saturday of the Catechism session of my dear little guy in preparation for his First Holy Communion next year, I asked my boys to come in with me to pray in the adoration chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is in exposition. It is our first time together to pray in this Adoration Chapel.

I am grateful that my boys come with me in praying. I hope they will be stronger in faith and more God-fearing especially my husband, as well as my growing son.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

White Flowers at Church


Spotted these white flowers at the stairs at the front entrance of the church for a wedding recently. I remembered this when I thought of my entry for Photo Friday with the theme this week are flowers

It has been a long, long while since I have joined this photo meme. This is the first time too that I saw all white flowers at the church prepared for a wedding. What I usually see there are funeral services. This time it was different and it was for a happy occasion.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Wedding Favors

The month of June is still a popular month for weddings even up to now. A few days ago, I visited the church and smiled when I saw a wedding one early morning. The church looked beautiful. 


Recently, a friend was asking for some help in looking for summer themed wedding favors for the wedding of her best friend. I remembered finding summer favors at FavorWarehouse designed with the beauty of the summer season in mind. The designs truly remind us of the beauty of the summer days. 

I recently browsed online through photos of a celebrity beach wedding held this summer. Love the place card frame beach theme that they used in the wedding reception as well as the fabulous white lantern favor, the beautiful place card holders and the unique beach themed candle holders that they used as well to decorate on the wedding guests' tables.
I love the glass sailboat tea light holders they used at the principal sponsors table during the reception at the beach resort.

It was also interesting to find them giving away beach-themed glass coaster favors for some of the guests, as well as the white folding fans they used for the entourage and principal sponsors during the wedding ceremony held at the beach front. I enjoyed looking at the summer wedding favors and the photos of the wedding ceremony and reception. It makes me love summer weddings making me miss the summer season more too.

Monday, April 06, 2015

Lady's Choice Ham Spread + Rebisco Crackers

Lady's Choice Ham Spread + Rebisco Crackers = delicious summer afternoon snacks bite after bite!

I think it is best eaten when shared with love with my little bossing at home while watching one of our favorite animated movies in my Macky. Sometimes a pack is not enough and we consume two each or three shared.

Through the many years the love for Lady's Choice spread and products still lives through the generations.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Gig

Summer means having more time to do stuff here and there. Yet I am more busy with my little guy, my boss here at home and mostly with me almost all the time now. Now I have a little free time while the little guy is busy watching a movie. I am helping my cousin and her friend look for a particular fender bass neck. They are having a few gigs in various places this summer where they can earn and save up some money for their college tuition fee.

I would wish to help them and I remember one store that I was able to look into before when I was looking for a smaller sized guitar fit for my little guy to carry and play. I once found replacement necks. It will be easier to find what they are looking for online. Hope they will be able to find it sooner so they can go on with their upcoming gigs.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Five More School Days To Go

Five more school days to go or specifically four and a half days to go and we're off to summer vacation. Though we're hoping to go back on the 24th and 26th of this month, after the last final exam on the 12th, we can now start our school summer vacation. A much needed break for my dear little guy and the parents like us who am sure are looking forward to summer vacation as well.

Today will be their final Chinese exam. I am praying he will get a perfect score or at least no more than two mistakes. He did well on his last Chinese quiz getting a perfect score. Praise God for this blessing! I could not help much with Chinese. I could help just a little with the writing part but with the oral tests, I leave that to a Chinese teacher at school who helps him out.

Final quizzes today and on Monday. Then final exams will be on Wednesday and Thursday. No more exam in Science for the Grade 2 and 1 as well. But the Grade 1 still has an exam on Friday while we are free by Friday already. The next few days will be quite stressful reviewing.

We pray he will find it easy and will be very cooperative when it is time to study and review.

May the Lord bless and help us especially our dear little guy!

Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Ring


I am still open to getting even a late Valentine's day gift from the hubby or maybe an advance birthday gift perhaps. A friend who was selling a set of jewelry - a ring and and pair of earrings was kidding my hubby when we met her at the school as few days ago that he may be interested in getting that jewelry set that costs 150,000 in our own currency. Yes it was that expensive! 

The other day we were looking into some mothers birthstone rings while waiting for our kids dismissal at school and I found these beautiful rings and necklaces. Some of the rings were designed for Valentine's Day.It's never too late to get a ring for that occasion or for any other special reason.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Finn at Musikgarten Davao

Finn of Adventure Time is my little guy's new buddy was with us at the opening and blessing of Musikgarten Davao branch at the second floor of SM Lanang Premier last Saturday, February 28. The little guy enjoyed playing at the musical playground of the new store in the mall. Finn seem to be content and happy looking at what was happening at the said event.

Finn was a toy from the McDonalds Happy Meal and my little guy has been bringing him along whenever he is allowed to except at school where we told him not to bring Finn for he may get distracted and Finn may get confiscated when the teachers may get to see him playing with it during class hours. School will end in 10 days and soon they can play anytime they want anyway.

 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Food

I have been looking into food that can help in our digestion. Food that are healthy and promotes good nutrition and helps in digestion. After a recent incident at school regarding some spoiled food that was served during lunch in a field trip which I and my hubby became part of those affected, I started think once again of food that is good and choosing carefully what we feed especially to our dear child.

I took time reading more about healthy food. I was also looking for something else after having problems for four days after we got sick and so I did some research on food that aids digestion. While doing that, I came across this natural herbal digestive underberg at smallflower particularly those herbal bitters which are said to have been used as a digestive aid to follow a big night of eating and drinking. We don't drink alcoholic beverages but we do love to eat like most people especially during last month during the holiday season. That digestive also reminded me of those digestive chocolate coated crackers that our kind office neighbor gave to us as a gift last Christmas.

At this age and time, we need to be more cautious on what food we take in. What we eat also shows on what our body will be.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

47th Anniversary of the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague

47th Anniversary of the Shrine of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague

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As a family tradition since we were not able to go to Cebu for Sinulog, I would make sure we would be able to celebrate mass for my dear son's special day at the Shrine. 

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Various statues and images of the Sto. Nino being blessed by the priest who presided the first mass during the fiesta day. The fiesta of the Sto. Nino in Cebu will be on Sunday, January 18.


Since my dear son cannot be absent from class, we went for the first mass so we can make it on time for school and we still have time for a simple breakfast date.

Even early in the morning there were many people lining up to kiss the image of the Sto Nino and the line grew longer and longer throughout the day.  We didn't want to go there after school because for sure the traffic will be heavier and will be more challenging to get a ride back home plus the weather too might give in to rain later in the day.

We're thankful as devotees and we are grateful for all the blessings and favors we have received through the years especially my dear son or this special day that we celebrate every year on the same day. We love you so much son!!!

Happy Fiesta to everyone!