Monday, June 29, 2009

Movies In My Living Room.

You will never find a more comfortable movie theater than your every own living room. We hardly watch movies in a movie theater instead we love to get our own copy of movie in the store and play in the house.

Most of the movies are for the children and they usually watch before going to bed and of course have popcorn so it feels like in a real theater except that you have a comfortable spot. You just pause it if you want a trip to the bathroom and you will not miss a thing. My children love to watch VegeTales and they are very good in singing the Larry Boy song and once the video starts they cannot hear you unless you will scream or turn the volume down. That's how my kids are when watching movies, they are hypnotized and they next thing you know the popcorn is gone and the movie is still on.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

One Word Tag

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!
1. Where is your cell phone? bedroom
2. Your hair? long
3. Your mother? loving
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your favorite food? Noodles
6. Your dream last night? funny
7. Your favorite drink? Tea
8. Your dream/goal? Vacation
9. What room you are in? computer
10. Your hobby? shopping
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Family
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? hmmm...
15. Muffins? little
16. Wish list item? many
17. Where you grew up? surigao
18. Last thing you did? surfing
19. What are you wearing? Shorts
20. Your TV? HGTV
21. Your pets? no
22. Friends? many
23. Your life? happy
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? hubby
26. Car? jeep
27. Something you’re not wearing? hmmmm...
28. Your favorite store? Gap
29. Your favorite color? many
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? hmmm....
32. Who will resend this? Friends
33. One place that I go to over and over? Mall
34. One person who emails me regularly? sweetiebunching
35. My favorite place to eat? Olive Garden:-)
Thanks to you my dear Cindy of Thinking Beyond for sharing this fun Tag. I sure had a wonderful time answering a difficult query.... it's fun though. I will pass this on to my friends,
Arlyna, Nancy, Julie, Donna, and Abiel . Have fun guys.

Friday, June 26, 2009


Sometimes after a long day, you need a little time and place for yourself. The best time for me to unwind is when the kids are in the bed sleeping. I will enjoy a bubble bath that hubby prepares; with soft music playing, and I can stay there till I fall asleep. And also I love to sit in the back yard with a cool breeze that touches your skin during a warm pleasant day, watching the sunset and the beautiful blue sky. It makes me feel blessed and makes me appreciate all the wonderful things in this world. Little relaxations like this gives life simple pleasures, a stolen moment where you can enjoy a quite time in your life.

Banner display.

One of my friend will open a family business sometime this year. This has a lot of preparations and she will do all the work herself. It is very intense with a feeling of being nervous and excited at the same time. We, her friends offer help; like giving ideas, suggestions or anything that might help her business.

Trade Show Booths are a perfect place to find banner stands she's been looking for ,this will help increase the exposure of her business. It comes in different shapes and sizes which she needs to get people's attention. We all know that many occasions we need table skirts that will help hide or cover the unattractive tables and also give a stunning look to any event. It would be so attractive to get a table cover that will match your theme.

For any indoor events, Pipe and Drape is the best thing to get and can be used in different activities to help divide the space or stage and it comes in a variety of colors that will blend perfectly depending on your choice. I am hoping that my friend will be ready and get everything she needs for her upcoming business. Good luck to you friend.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Give Your Room a Fresh Look.

One of the easiest ways to give a room a fresh new look is to move things from one room to another. I am crazy about moving stuff around and changing the rooms for every décor; vases, furniture, curtains, and pillows. I remember my late father once told me that if only the furniture can speak, it will tell me that it is tired and has a lot of bruises from moving and it wants to stay in one place.

The idea of rearranging or swapping stuff in each room is to make a place look like new. Being creative will give you the satisfaction in what you have accomplished. This is one thing that I always love to do and hubby sometimes tease me saying that he is lost or, "am I in a different house"? I can enjoy and relax while sipping a cup of tea in an comfy place of my home after getting a look I want. Being creative is one of my thing.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

One day Closer.

My hubby has been gone for six months and now I am counting the days when he finally comes home. It is hard to live a life being apart from the one you love but I guess this is part of life that we must understand. Sometimes you cannot get the point of what life wants you to be until it happens. Life is beautiful in so many ways. . . with a lot of surprises that you might want or not.
It feels like he is living there forever even the fact that we talk 2 to 3 times a day plus emails, this doesn't adjust the fact that he is away from me and the kids. The time is getting closer and before I know it he will be home. I just pray for his safe trip back to the USA.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


This flower caught my eye when I first came to the states. It was beautiful, with a bunch of colors in one plant. I was amazed how lovely they are with large flower heads and I remember those kind of flowers back home, we call it Millioners. When I ask my mother in-law the name of the flower, she said Hydrangeas, she had it in her yard. I always admire it every time I visited them. My Mother was fond of flowers as well and that reminds me of her. We use to have a Millioners or Hydrangeas so it occurs in my mind that I am going to plant them this time in our own yard. Before I plant them I ask my mother in-law what she put in the soil to make them different colors.
I learned that it depends of what kind of soil we have, like acidic soils will produce blue flowers and the neutral soils produce very pale cream petals. Alkaline soils will results in pink or purple flowers. This is caused by color change of the flower pigments in the presence of aluminum ions which can be taken up into hyper accumulating plants. Isn't that interesting? I didn't know till I plant hydrangeas.
Hydrangeas are popular ornamental plants grown for their large flower heads. Some are best pruned on an annual basis when the new leaf buds begin to appear. If not pruned regularly, the bush will become very 'leggy', growing upwards until the weight of the stems is greater than their strength, at which point the stems will sag down to the ground and possibly break. I am hoping mine will survive and we will have beautiful flowers that will help remind me of back home.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Seasons of the Year.

It was late but I finally finished putting the winter clothes to sleep. We have unusual weather these days that holds me back from packing some of the winter stuff, and now after I cleaned our closets are ready for summer. The kids thought I will give the winter clothes to the mission and they are upset, so I told them that it needs to go to sleep for rest and I saw a grin in their faces.

Sometimes I wonder why can't we just have one season like summer all year long so we don't need to packed for another season or buy outfits that sometimes we will out grown without noticing because of so many clothes in the closets. Some part of me also likes the way we have many exciting seasons of the year. The excitement of awaiting Christmas with snow, the fall with beautiful colors coming where some plants are turning colors and trying to go to sleep. It is interesting. Anyhow, I got a lot of winter boxes with clothes and I gave away some of them. We'll say bye bye heavy clothes for now and hello summer light clothes.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Art Smarts

My daughter drew her first picture when she was 2 years old. It amazed me when I first saw it and I really appreciated her work. And her passion of drawing has developed since then.
She loves to write and her drawings have a lot of character. I am really amazed with her talent, I don't know where she gets it because I don't even know how to sketch. Once she starts sitting in her chair and starts drawing you can hardly get her up. Every time she sees something she will draw it and put a lot of details. I keep some of her work and I am thinking to frame it one of these days and save it instead of just putting in the fridge.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Music Lessons.

It was four years ago when my in-laws decided to give there piano to us along with their sheet music. I heard that she played real well until one day for some reason she stop playing. That is why she handed down her piano so our children can use it. They are playing with it once in a while but it would be so nice if they learn to play it correctly.

We are looking to send our kids for piano lessons this summer because I can see that they have a talent for music that needs to be developed. Sending them to music school will help find their ability to sing or play. I noticed that my girl had good rhythm even her teacher told me that. She just needs more practice, good timing and understanding and with the Free Sheet Music she can start playing slowly. Learning to read music is fun especially if you are interested and you know that you have that passion. You just need to find it and develop by practicing and getting good materials that will help you get into it. I love music, yea listening gives me peace of mind , the melody is like an angel singing in the sky. I am hoping that my girl will be able to take music lessons this summer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Father's Day.

Father's Day is just days away and we surely miss our daddy. I don't have a gift yet but we bought him a card and we'll save it till he comes home. Since he's not in the country we just celebrate the holidays that he missed when he gets back. I made a small presentation video for him on Father's Day and I wish he can watch it. But he can't hardly watch any videos I made due to a lot of security in his end.

For the man of my dreams, my best friend, a wonderful father, and a great son and brother, you know that we all are proud of you and know that you are always in our heart. We are counting the days when you finally be home. We miss and love you. Happy father's day.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weekend Treats

It has been a boring day sitting and hanging around the house. For almost a week Mr weatherman poured all his wet blessings on us almost every day. I was about to get crazy and develop headaches staring at the four corners of the house waiting for Mr sunshine to smile on us , but it seems like the drops still came our way.

We had a beautiful Sunday with light clouds up there, making me wonder if it rains or not but we still manage to go to church. We missed church last Sunday due to the weather , because of the fact that I don't want to drive in the middle of the thunderstorms. It scares me to death.

Anyhow, the children behaved till the service was over which I always pray for, otherwise it can ruin my whole day. Since I promise them we would go to a movie if they behaved in the church and they did. So we headed to the movie theater after lunch and watched the movie "UP". It was a good movie that touched me and the children liked it too. I guess the exciting part for them was getting popcorn and drinks. My boy was hypnotized while my girl was busy munching the popcorn. It could be more fun if Daddy is with us. Maybe next time.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Dream Vacation

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Friday, June 12, 2009

New Gadget

Somebody rang the doorbell this morning and I saw a man outside holding a small box. I'm sure I didn't order anything yet for Father's day so I figured hubby was sending something for me or for the kids. He is crazy about buying things and also loves to surprise us, which I admire most. So, without any delay because the kids are eager to see what is inside, I opened it and it was a Flip Video.
He was talking about this for a long time but since we have so much gadgets I killed his wishes. But, here it is, he couldn't resist and got it. This is very convenient toy to capture video surprises especially around the kids. Thanks Mahal.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Love this Doctor

Q: Doctor, I've heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that's it... don't waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that's like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?
A: You must grasp logistical efficiencies. What does a cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So a steak is nothing more than an efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef is also a good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And a pork chop can give you 100% of your recommended daily allowance of vegetable products.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
A: No, not at all. Wine is made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that means they take the water out of the fruity bit so you get even more of the goodness that way. Beer is also made out of grain. Bottoms up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
A: Well, if you have a body and you have fat, your ratio is one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio is two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
A: Can't think of a single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No Pain...Good!

Q: Aren't fried foods bad for you?
A: YOU'RE NOT LISTENING!!! ..... Foods are fried these days in vegetable oil. In fact, they're permeated in it. How could getting more vegetables be bad for you?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
A: Definitely not! When you exercise a muscle, it gets bigger. You should only be doing sit-ups if you want a bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
A: Are you crazy? HELLO Cocoa beans ! Another vegetable!!! It's the best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
A: If swimming is good for your figure, explain whales to me.

Q: Is getting in-shape important for my lifestyle?
A: Hey! 'Round' is a shape! Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets.

And remember: 'Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO HOO, What a Ride'
AND.....For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fatand suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fatand suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wineand suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. CONCLUSION Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Remember, when the world pushes you to your knees, you're in the perfect position to pray.


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Little Helper

It was 3 years ago when my daughter started to be my helper and she is very good in it. And she is still doing her job as mommy's little helper. I don't remember when I was her age doing such things. . . maybe because I was too busy spending my whole day playing with friends. You know how it is. . . once friends are here you even forget your meals. I cannot help but think how lucky I am with her. From cleaning up both her and her brothers' mess to arranging and putting back the stuff to the right place. She really has her own will and desire to help which I consider big points for me.

One day I had a big party and once you are talking a PARTY there's always a mess, a big wreck. It took me a while to clean up and it was very late night. I'd never thought she still had energy to help because she also had a big day; playing with friends, jumping into the water, running it. . . So she should be exhausted. Children seemed not tired of playing. But, I was surprised, She helped me clean the whole area and the wreckage of the party. I told her to just go to the bed and relax till she fell asleep, but she insisted in helping and said 'YOU NEED ME MOMMY'. Those sweet and thoughtful words came out her mouth made me realize how much I am blessed with her. Her teacher told me once that she is a really good helper in class and keeps a good attitude. She knows her responsibilities and without telling she even volunteers to do things. We are so proud of you baby.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Adventure in UAE

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

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Friday, June 5, 2009

How to Boil Eggs

It has been a puzzle to me on how to boil eggs without cracks forming and how to cook to it to perfection. I have been trying for ages until one day I came up the idea and tried it many times, I even watch the clock so I can do it as perfect as I want it to be. It was absolutely well cook without cracking. We thought it was pretty easy and with this idea yea, it is.

1. Put eggs in a pot with cold water from your sink cover and let it boil.
2. Once the water starts boiling turn the heat off and let it stand in the stove for 5 to 10 minutes depending on how many eggs you cook.
3. bring it to the sink and run a cold tap water to stop the cooking and enjoy the crispiness of the egg.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Getaway

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Lamps for your Home

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I found a place online to shop for light fixtures that I needed for a long time. It took me awhile to find this online store and here you can see a lot of lighting styles that you will need in your home that you might not seen in the store.

Most of us, especially the older ones who love to read before going to sleep to relax, needs more bright light than just a regular light to help them see clearly of what they are reading. And also for the office where we unwind after a long day of work. Shopwiki is a very convenient store online to shop all your needs and it's just one right click away.