Dec 28, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


This is how you do a jump shot in the dark. Just count 1, 2 and jump! Gamely jumping for me is my 3-year old niece, Nikka. She would jump, then will run to me to check out if I did catch her mid jump. We made more than 20 jumps I think.

But this is the only shot where I caught her mid-air. I think I need more practice! And I think I will ask my kids to do those jump shots while we are waiting for our latest movie download I found on this Torrents Search Engine.

Since practice makes perfect, expect more jump shot pictures here!

Dec 27, 2009

Eager For the New Year

I am thankful for the year 2009 and all the blessings that we have received this year. I am especially thankful for my family, the good health and the happiness that we have enjoyed all through out the year. I hope and pray that coming year will be another good one for us!

The picture above was taken at our house, sitting on our Italian leather sofa, ha ha (I really wish) after attending the mass on Christmas eve. If there is only one thing that I want for the coming year, it is for my family to enjoy the same happiness that we had this year. As a mother and a wife, I cannot wish for anything more!

I wish all of you a better New Year this 2010!

Dec 25, 2009

Bid and Be Dazzled!

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Dec 23, 2009

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Today is December 23 and I have a lot to be thankful for!
1. 12 years of happy marriage to my one and only love
2. midnight snack of puto bumbong and bibingka
3. hot chocolate
4. more gifts from corporates and friends
5. more unexpected cash gifts!
6. a family dinner
7. gathering of good friends, good food and great conversation
8. flowers from the sweet husband
9. 2 tulog na lang
10. waking up snuggled with the one you love

There are really a lot to be thankful for and I am grateful for all the blessings of this year!

For credits on the image and to know more about this meme, click here.

Dec 21, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


The above picture was taken yesterday, where my son is part of the Yellow Team. This was supposed to be for the summer basketball league in our street, which was late for almost 9 months because the funds from the local government was delayed. Obviously, the coming elections helped in finally getting the budget for this. You can see that the kids are so excited so I can forgive the organizer of this event for not working harder on this project. It makes me think that they are not so serious after all! It reminds me of our project to upgrade our computer but just to visualize hard drive space is just such a chore! Hmm, maybe they have the same enthusiasm as I do, hence the delay.

Anyway, its better late than never! The kids had a lot of fun in their parade and are excited to start the games. Good thing that they have no classes due to the Christmas break!

Dec 18, 2009

Friday Quotes

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

This was Professor Dumbledore's advise to Harry Potter when he saw his parents standing with on the mirror. It was to say that he cannot do anything about the past, but can certainly do a lot about the future. A wise man, that Dumbledore.

Note: the image is from a forwarded email. If you are the owner, please let me know so I can credit you properly.

Dec 17, 2009

Unique and Cool Gift Ideas

Are you still looking for gifts for your techie friends? What about those artistic people on your list and for other people who you think already have everything? I recently discovered a unique and cool gift idea which is sure to be a hit among your friends: Yoostar. With Yoostar, your friends can make a movie of their own, by choosing from a wide-range of clips from well known movies of all time. They can choose to play Scarlet O'Hara on Gone With The Wind, or be the villain in Batman. Yoostar, they can also create their own movie clips if they want to make something more original. The Yoostar package comes with a web cam specially designed to take quality videos, a green screen and stand, remote control and software so you can just plug it into your computer. Aside from having fun creating and making the video, your friends and family will definitely enjoy watching their creation. They can also upload and share their videos at or get the widget to share to other social networking sites. I would personally love to see myself as part of the Sesame Street crew and share the same on Yoostar. It will such a hit with my kids to see their mom with the gang on TV! This is indeed a cool and unique gift that is sure to be loved and appreciated by all!

Dec 16, 2009

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Its Wednesday again and the day to count our blessings! And today, I am thankful for:

1. Lotsa lotsa goodies, thingies and stuff from friends and corporates as gifts. I really am blessed (and getting fat!) this year.

2. For my boss BJ for being truly generous to the maximum level!

3. For drivers , guards and messengers for helping us distribute
our Christmas goodies. The joy of giving is much more felt because of their assistance.

4. For 13th month pay!

5. The joy of shopping for the kid's exchange gift at school.

6. Christmas lunches and dinners with friends.

7. Ever supportive and generous husband who funded the Christmas shopping last weekend.

8. Sukang Iloko and Chicken inasal.

9. Sale, sale and more sale with amazingly big discounts (Loreal, Bobbie, etc)

10. And lastly, I am thankful for having some extra money to save for buying that second-hand car. We sold ours this year to fund a business and the construction of the dream house so we are saving to buy another. We want to buy a newer model so we wont have to experience the nightmare we had on our previous car's aircon. We at least want to buy one with better ac compressor and drive in comfort, especially during out-of town trips. So yes, I am controlling the shopping this year to save, but this is another blessing for the family.

Dec 15, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


This is my (late) entry again to Mellow Yellow Monday. I just happen to look at the window from our tall building, at the 42nd floor to be exact and chanced upon this marvelous sunset!

Of course, the sun set even before I could take a photo that would it justice. But I really love the way the yellow stood out amidst the gloomy metropolis.

One more picture below.

Dec 11, 2009

Friday Quotes

"The journey is the reward."

This is one of my favorite quotes. It is a Chinese proverb and could never be more true. And just like in the song, life's a journey not a destination. So we should take care to enjoy the journey and stop worrying about tomorrow.

Dec 9, 2009

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Time again for our Wednesday Happy Thoughts, a list of 10 things that especially made us happy this week! So here is my list:

Happiness is:

1. My brand-spankin-new pink helmet from the husband

2. My pink lunch bag that goes well with pink helmet. I love pink!

3. Nafarin-A and Celestamine for keeping the allergies and colds away. (Sniff, sniff)

4. The remaining 15 days before Christmas for gift buying. (List-zero, gifts bought-zero, money-zero!) Panic buying mode!

5. 13th month pay! Yehey!

6. A rusty bicycle that re-introduced me to the joys of biking. And balancing.

7. A tricycle-free street for #6.

8. Recycling. The figurines were from the son's birthday cake while the liquor bottle is from a neighbor. The transformer was from a field trip.

9. A virus-free computer.

10. A kiss from the kids and husband before going to school and work.

I love my life and I love Wednesdays. This is really a very nice way to count your blessings and express gratitude for things, however little that made you happy. For the image credit and know how this started, click here.

Dec 8, 2009

Dear Blog

Dear Blog,

Sorry for not having written anything new lately. Facebook has been eating most of my free time. I have to devote at least an hour each day to Farmville, Farmtown and Cafe World. And by the time I am done plowing, harvesting, cooking and visiting neighbors, I am bushed or just plain drained. Yeah,yeah I know. I cannot withdraw FV coins to my Paypal account but its really addicting. I really cannot bear to have my plants withered or my menu spoiled. I even arrange my schedule around their cooking time and harvest time. Anyway, I am sure this addiction will pass. Once I have no more blogging money to pay for the broadband bills, I will attend to you more. It's a promise!

But in the meantime, I have to go. My spaghetti and meatballs are now ready to be served and the horse wants his hair brushed or something! Bye now!

By the way, here is a picture as proof of how I work hard on my farm!

Dec 7, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday


For this week's Mellow Yellow Monday, my entry is food! We ate this corn and carrots at Leslie's in Tagaytay during our planning and teambuilding. It looks good, but it doesn't taste as good.

We thought that the yellow strips were cheese, but it turns out they were butter also! So the corn and carrots were swimming in butter!

Dec 2, 2009

Wednesday Happy Thoughts

Enough about Philippine politics and on with Wednesday Happy Thoughts!
Happiness is:
1. Husband who does the ironing, willingly!
2. A volcano within a volcano, a lake within a lake

3. A nice picture with a view with friends

4. Tea without the bitterness
5. Reaching level 31 in Farmville!
6. 2012
7. Almost a $100 in Paypal
8. Being married to a wonderful guy for almost 12 years and still loving every minute of it.
9. Fever that goes away after a nap.
10. Warm water

See, it takes very little to make me happy!
Credits for the Wednesday Happy Thoughts image and where this idea came from is here.

Dec 1, 2009

7 Things In The News I Hate Today

Today was supposed to be a happy day, being the start of December and only 3 weeks to go before Christmas. But reading the news, I didn't read much good news and but rather found out 7 big irritating ones!

1. GMA will run. Enough has been said about this at Twitter #garapal so I don't think I need to add anything more. It is just so GARAPAL of her!

2. The ongoing investigation over the Ampatuan Massacre.

3. Jovito Palparan is running as well.

4. Jocjoc Bolante is running too!

5. The looming crisis in Dubai.

6. The never-ending sad story of Pinoy workers abroad.

7. Poverty.

These are just some of the sad news that are hounding our dear country. Who will save us from these clowns?!!