Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It has been awhile since we start walking as one of our healthy family habits. It seems our day would not be complete without it, especially after a cold day. This is one thing that I thought will give us more fun time and bonding as a family. The children will ride their bicycles or scooter and we enjoyed the walking for 30 minutes to 1 hour. It's quite enough.

Daddy is always bringing some treats for the kids like; suckers, candies, water and such just in case one complains. . . you know how kids are, they are easily get tired and bored and with one bribe they will stop whining and keep going. The fun part though is when we stop by a lake and look and feed the ducks and enjoy the beautiful scene and the cool breezes that nature can offer. Along with the greetings of people you meet on the way makes you remember how beautiful life is.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Spring Cleaning

SPRING CLEANING 2011. Last Week I threw out worrying, it was getting old and in the way. It kept me from being me; I couldn't do things God's way. I threw out a book on MY PAST(Didn't have time to read it anyway). Replaced it with NEW GOALS, started reading it today. I threw out hate and bad memories,(Remember how I treasured them so)?Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago. Brought in some new books too, called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST.Threw out I might, I think and I ought. WOW, you should've seen the dust..PRAYER, HOPE, FAITH and LOVE,Yes... I placed them right on the shelf.
I picked up this special thing and placed it at the front door.I FOUND IT- it's called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore.Yes, I've got my house looking nice.Looks good around the place.For things like Worry and Trouble there just isn't any space.It's good to do a little house cleaning,Get rid of the things on the shelf.It sure makes things brighter; maybe you should TRY IT YOURSELF.

May the Lord open the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing thatyou will not have room enough to receive it all.May the Lord bless you exceedingly abundantly above all you could everhope for. Keep the Faith!!!

Environmentally friendly office transition

Guest post written by Bryan Reeves

When I got the office memo (via email) that our office was finally going to start going green, I was really excited. Most office memos were still sent around on pieces of paper, which was really behind on the times, and I was glad to see that the email said that all memos were to be sent via email and not on paper from now on. At least that's one step in the right direction.

That got me thinking about all the other things that the office could to as a means to be green. While I was checking out some ideas online, I came across some green energy service plans, found one that would work for my home and decided to check it out.

I'm really l! ooking forward to see all the other adjustments that are going to be made at work to make it an environmentally friendly office. I'm expecting more rules about printing and limiting the use of disposable cups and silverware in the break room.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Binangkal Recipe.

It has been a while since I have made a binangkal. Yesterday, my friend came over and we have a great time. We ate lunch and we have a good conversation, remembering memories of our childhood days. It was fun reminiscing our old days when we played, using sticks and rocks.
A memories that we always treasured in our hearts.

Anyhow, we made a binangkal as our snack and we enjoyed every bite of it. A Filipino snack and
I can say it is one of the favorite pastries that we never forget. Yummy! I thought I would share the recipe here since most of my friends like binangkal(ChineseDoughnuts).
Have fun and enjoy.

3 cups all purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. oil

1 egg.

1 cup milk (evap. milk)

1 cup sesame seeds

Oil for frying


- Sift all dry ingredients and put in a mixing bowl.

-Add the oil and rub the mixture with fingers.

-Add egg, milk and stir just until blended.

-Form into small balls and coat each with sesame seeds.

-Let stand for 15 minutes and fry in a deep fryer in a moderately hot oil , until golden brown.

-Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towel.