Monday, December 26, 2016

TurnTable

Christmas day is for family get-together. During our family's Christmas get together, my daddy and I had a chat. He has not visited us in our new place since we moved and how I wish he can come visit us. Anyway, we were talking about our new home and our chat led to asking him about the old turntable that they have at home. I was asking if he still has the old music records that my siblings and I used to listen to as young children.   

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas


It was a bright and sunny Christmas day on December 25, 2016.

First order of the day was to attend a Christmas morning mass at church with my boys.
We saw the very kind family of a friend who were our former neighbors. It is very important for me personally to attend mass in thanksgiving for Jesus birthday and for all the wonderful blessings the LORD JESUS CHRIST and GOD ALMIGHTY has bestowed upon us through the years!

Thank you for all the blessing LORD! :)
 
We are forever grateful and we continue to pray for my parents, my siblings and our families, friends and even strangers who have become blessings to us in 2016 making this year a brighter year for us!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Hashtag #CHECKTHELABEL

Hubby made us a sandwich using a spread from a sandwich spread pack he opened. The little guy has left for school already.

Now hours later, the little guy got hungry while reviewing and made a sandwich. I also got hungry looking at him and asked for a sandwich. But the little guy had already consumed two sandwiches using the same pack of spread hubby used this morning. Then my little guy made me a sandwich and I started eating it. While asking him questions in between bites, I could not help but notice something is not right with the taste of the sandwich. I kept asking review questions until I said out loud that I think the sandwich tasted weird. It has a light bitter taste somewhere in there. The little guy said it must be the side of the bread. I doubt it. It must be the spread. Then hubby butt in that the spread is already expired. WHAT???

Friday, September 16, 2016

100 Days Before Christmas | Christmas Countdown

100 Days Before Christmas | Christmas Countdown

Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas season!!!

Yes the countdown begins for Christmas 2016!

My favorite season starts way too early here as soon as September steps in. Make time to spend the holidays with your family, loved ones and the special people in your life. 

Make each day a day to be kind to everyone especially those who have done you wrong. They need your love the most. That is what I have learned from three specific people in our community.
 
Give love on Christmas indeed! 

Love! Love! Love!


Image credit @abscbnnews

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Spotted These Small Guitars

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Spotted these small guitars at one of the nearby mall's department store a week ago and I was thinking my little guy would love to have one of these for a Christmas gift. I was looking for a semi acoustic guitar for him but I think this will do for him. He has been asking for a guitar last year but the plan to purchase one for him still has to be realized. I hope this year it will.

I am torn between a guitar or keyboard for him so that he can have a hobby in music to explore and develop. It will be a helpful diversion from the stress of school.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday Night

Saturday night is downtime for me and my boys. It has and will be a busy August for most of us. So with this weekend we are making the most of resting after a busy first week of the month and the following weeks will be busy as well with events and other activities related to the festival in the city happening later this month. 

At the moment, I am listening to a playlist of acoustic music while switching to Christmas songs in between. Yes I sometimes do listen to Christmas songs when I feel like I need some cheerful music to easily brighten up the mood. I also found a playlist of music with acoustic guitar playing and it helps me chill and relax this Saturday night with my boys after attending church. I am also checking out this guitarcenter site where you can shop for guitars, drums, keyboards, audio equipment and accessories... when my little guy reminded me of his wish for a small guitar that he can have which is part of his wishlist last year and then again this year he told me and his dad.

Now going offline in a bit to have a quiet dinner at home with my boys.

Enjoy your Saturday night and have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

No Place To Be

No place to be.


"The best kind of day is one where you have no place to be."

For busy people who have different roles to fill in and have so many places to be in a day... sometimes this applies for one's definition of what one's best day would be. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Energen Cereal Drink in Chocolate and Vanilla Flavors

Energen breakfast cereal drink in chocolate and vanilla flavors

Energen Cereal Drink in Chocolate and Vanilla Flavors

Grateful for these packs of Energen cereal drink that were given as samples to try during the Energen Healthy Breakfast Movement launch held yesterday at the Almendras Gym now called the Davao City Recreation Center. 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Georgia Peach & Sweet Tea 24 Hour Moisture Ultra Shea Body Cream

Loving the smell of this Georgia Peach & Sweet Tea 24 hour moisture ultra shea body cream with a delightful spring fragrance. 

It is infused with the moisturizing shea butter, enriched with aloe butter and cocoa butter, provided hydration for the skin day and night. It has a non-greasy formula and a nice fragrance that I like.

 Georgia peach & sweet tea 24 hour moisture ultra shea body cream 

Monday, May 16, 2016

SkyWatch on Mother's Day and a Start of a New Day


I used to join a photo meme years before called SkyWatch and I miss it actually. So here is a photo I took of the sky on Mother's Day last week and it was a start of a new day.  It was a special day spent by this mother with my boys.

I was looking forward too the next day which happens to be the 2016 Philippine elections. It was a historic day for us in our city as we voted for our own city mayor for around 22 years for president. The day was spent with my family and my mother, playing with my nephews and enjoying the simple pleasures of life simply spent with our family. 

I look up to the sky often hoping and wishing for better days to come as well as being grateful for all the blessings received and answered prayers too!

God bless us all!

Fits in the Pocket

I have been looking for a camera which fits in the pocket and more importantly takes good quality photos. My little guy keeps using my phone even during events that sometimes I feel the need to get a camera that fits in the pocket and easy to carry around. The camera I am eyeing for recently does not ideally fit in the pocket so I have to keep looking for one.

Speaking of something that fits in the pocket, I remembered this traktor audio 2 sound card that is slim enough and fits in the pocket. It can transform your iPad or iPhone into a solid, club-ready DJ setup. Just thought of that and someone my hubby and I know who is a known DJ in the city. 

On the other hand, I am also thinking of another gadget that I am sure fits in the pocket but the cost can also empty the pocket which is also actually empty.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Simbalion 36 Colors Watercolor Cake from Morning Light Art Gallery & Shop


Simbalion 36 Colors Watercolor Cake from Morning Light Art Gallery & Shop 

While I have been planning to bring my boys to Morning Light a few days ago but still hasn't gone there, we finally found them by chance among those participating at the Mompreneur in Abreeza Mall during Mother's Day weekend. 

We were able to have a little chat with the kind owner and we ended buying my dear little guy this new watercolor. She said this is good already given its price and it has 36 colors. I love that it has a cover that can be removed and used the palette. 

My little guy has been able to make two watercolor art work using it this summer. Hope he continues to pursue his interest in arts.


Unique Looking Guitar

I have been listening to country and blues music yesterday and I am surprised to find out as I was browsing about guitars that there is such one called resonator guitar. It a unique looking guitar as that is shaped just like any guitar but has an aluminum resonator cone in the middle instead of the usual hole that you find in a regular guitar, that gives it exceptional projection and volume.You can easily Google for images of what it actually looks like.

My little guy upon seeing what I was browsing on my laptop asked me what is a resonator guitar. It is an acoustic guitar that produces sound by carrying string vibration through the bridge to one or more spun metal cones (resonators), instead of to the sound board (guitar top). It is actually a different type of guitar that can bring a player great pleasure as one plays it. 

Monday, March 28, 2016

List of Doctors in Davao Doctors Hospital Medical Tower


We went to Davao Doctors Hospital recently for a medical check-up.

I have often been asked since about who and which doctor has a clinic at the Davao Doctors Hospital Medical Tower.  So I took a snapshot of their Davao doctors directory with numbers of the different doctors' clinics per department. There have been changes and there will be changes without prior notice.

Hope it will help you find the doctor you need or am looking for at DDH
(dentistry, internal medicine, industrial medicine, obstetrics - gynecology, pediatrics, radiology, opthalmology, orthopedics surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, radiation oncology, surgery). 

Here it is:



List of Doctors in Davao Doctors Hospital Medical Tower

If you have questions or inquiries, I will not be able to answer them so please feel free to call Davao Doctors Hospital contact numbers:  

(63) 082 - 221 2101  /  222 8000  /  224 0616 to 223.

Local numbers listed below based on their website:  www.ddh.com.ph.

ER:                  100 or 127
Admitting:      138
Billing:            600 or 128
Information:   8
Laboratory:    400
X-Ray:             200 

Please note that these numbers above may have been changed or have been updated.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Broncos


 

The Denver Broncos are the National Football League or NFL 2015 champs beating the Carolina Panthers. 

My husband follows the NFL updates and I cannot help but get informed at times as I wonder about what he has been busy looking into his laptop at times when he should be getting more sleep coming home from night shift work. 

I just thought about the Broncos when my friend was asking me where she could possibly get a necklace with a football shaped pendant.  I found one similar one which is shown on the photo on the right from the Joy Jewelers denver broncos jewelry which offers official Broncos football necklaces and earrings in sterling silver and yellow gold.  The football is 3 dimensional. I am quite sure any football fan particularly of the Denver Broncos would love getting this as a nice gift.  

Monday, March 07, 2016

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop 2016

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop 2016

McDonald's Kiddie Crew Workshop 2016

It's summer time for our kids in a few days!

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Cheesy Egg Pandesal at McDo


Cheesy Egg Pandesal at McDo paired with their hot chocolate for breakfast.

This mommy in the city simply miss eating breakfast out so when the hubby let us have breakfast out while he was at work, I thought of getting this egg pandesal with cheese and have my old fave hot chocolate of McDo.  

However, the old hot choco is being served really "lasaw" these days which is sad.

Good thing the cheesy egg pandesal was hot and tasted really good. I wish it was bigger but this will do for a happy tummy of mommy in the city. 

Hope you had a simple yet good breakfast this wonderful Saturday!

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and All Natural Drinks at Gaisano Mall Supermarket

World famous brand Bragg that has become hard to find in the grocery shelves in the past year or so. Healthy Options in Abreeza Mall stock which has a delivery every Wednesday morning according to the staff I have asked, also goes away fast.

Bragg raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized organic apple cider vinegar in 32 oz / 946 ml bottle size. 

They finally have many stocks of Bragg after a couple of weeks since I posted on Instagram of a photo of the Heinz apple cider vinegar I bought at GMall supermarket for around Php109 since there was no stock of Bragg ACV then there, and even in Healthy Options.
 
Bragg raw unfiltered unpasteurized organic apple cider vinegar 32 oz / 946 ml & apple cider vinegar all natural drink with honey and ginger spice 16 oz / 473 ml at Gaisano Mall Davao Supermarket

Bragg apple cider vinegar all natural drink with honey and ginger spice in 16 oz / 473 ml in bottle size at the Gaisano Mall Davao Supermarket. (photo below)

Bragg organic apple cider vinegar all natural drink honey 16 oz / 473 ml Php 169 at Gaisano Mall Davao Supermarket 

According to their product website:

"Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drink with Honey has been verified as fully compliant to the Non-GMO Project Standard." 
  • Based on Paul & Patricia Bragg’s Original Recipe
  • Made with Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Blended with Organic Honey and Pure Distilled Water
  • Great-Tasting, Refreshing Drink
  • Great for a Quick Energy Boost
  • Convenient Pre-mixed Drink (two 8-oz Servings per Bottle)
  • Certified Organic and Kosher Certified 
Ingredients: Pure Distilled Water, Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Honey


  • Based on Paul & Patricia Bragg’s Original Recipe
  • Made with Organic Ginger
  • Sweetened with Natural Stevia
  • Great-Tasting, Refreshing Drink
  • Great for a Quick Energy Boost
  • Convenient Pre-mixed Drink (two 8-oz Servings per Bottle)
  • Certified Organic and Kosher Certified
Ingredients: Pure Distilled Water, Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Ginger, & Stevia Extract. 


Just when I thought two new flavors was enough, we found out that there are more different flavors of Bragg apple cider vinegar all natural drink : Limeade, Honey, Ginger Spice, Concord Grape - Acai, Apple - Cinnamon and Sweet Stevia. Hope to try one of these soon.

Have you tried them? I hope it is really worth it.

Cheers!


Saturday, January 30, 2016

Do Your Best Today

A little inspiration today to lift your spirits till manic Monday comes. 


"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."
~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
 
by Snapperdoodles

National Bookstore January 2016 Calendar

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Thank you to the lady cashier at National Bookstore branch we shopped at recently for offering us this calendar. My older sister MG and I got one each.

Thanks a lot NB because hubby really wants one wall calendar at home. It is a bonus that this calendar we got has fancy doodles with good and inspirational thoughts in it. 

* Blessings! *

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Good Reminder of Father to Son and Son to Father



A father said to his son: "Be careful where you walk". 

The son responded: "YOU be careful, remember that I follow in YOUR footsteps". 


This is indeed a good reminder of a father to his son AND most especially a more important reminder by a son to his father... which I hope fathers will truly keep in mind.

I often reply to a dad when he questions what his son does that he doesn't like especially, I say look at what you do and say, it's often a reflection of what you do and say that I see it in YOU as his father.  Fathers often don't see and realize that but it is often the truth that they try to deny because they find it hard to accept most of the times.

I pray they work on correcting it positively instead of fighting and denying it endlessly.  
Set a good example as a father for your son to look up to and to follow in your steps positively. 

God bless all fathers and sons!

Friday, January 01, 2016

Happy New Year 2016


Happy New Year 2016!!!


"Stay blessed... be blessed...

God bless you all the time."


May this year be a year of blessings for all of us. 
May we be able to share this blessings to those who need our help most.
We are so grateful for the blessings and answered prayers in 2015.
We had our ups and downs but we were blessed.

May 2016 be a more fulfilling year for us in our dreams...
May our family be blessed with good health always.
May we be a source of comfort and joy to others in need. 
May we be kinder and loving especially to those who aren't to us.
May we be instruments of God's love and generosity to others in need.