Nov 29, 2011

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Cyber Monday Giveaway Hop, November 28, 2011

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Nov 28, 2011

20 Words to the Wise

I am a little sad today so I need to read some pick me up lines:

1. GOD wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
2. Dear GOD: I have a problem. Sometimes, it's me.
3. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
4. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
5. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
6. Do the math. Count your blessings.
7. Faith is the ability not to panic.
8. Laugh everyday, it's like inner jogging.
9. If we worry, we probably didn't pray. If we pray, we probably don't worry.
10. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.
11. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
12. The most important things in our homes are the people.
13. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knots for us.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. And who knows where he has gone?
16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
17. Nothing is real to you until we experience it, otherwise it's just hearsay.
18. It's all right to sit on our pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
19. Surviving and living our life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams we seek require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle--it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

Nov 23, 2011’s 4th Anniversary Giveaway!

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Nov 22, 2011

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Spidey Does MJ and a Dougie Too!

You must have been hiding from under a rock if you dont recognize this signature MJ move! My eldest son Drexelle had Spiderman don a cowboy hat and do an MJ. Moments like this just makes me run for my camera.
And of course, this robot had to go and teach Spidey how to dougie!
Yeah, fun times! And such imagination too!

Nov 21, 2011

Holiday Giveaway!

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Nov 19, 2011

Petra Mahalimuyak's How To Dance In A Club

Thanks to the link posted by on Facebook, I am now officially a Petra Mahalimuyak fan! And her latest video How To Dance In A Club is such a hit because while it is funny, this could really be useful to people like me who cant dance. See for yourself:

And I also love her Teach Me How to Dougie and Make Up Tutorial videos. I am going to watch all of her videos tonight, ha ha.

Nov 18, 2011

Friday Quotes: Dedicated to the Victims of the Maguindanao Massacre: Repost

It will 2 years now since that gruesome massacre but justice is still elusive for the hapless victims. Let us all never forget. Justice must be served.

Nov 17, 2011

Vote Geneva Off the Island Now!

I am not really into reality shows because I don't watch that much TV but because my whole household loved the last season of Survivor Philippines, I had no choice but to watch. And I loved it! I loved Solenn last season and I hated Aubrey Miles. But that only came in later after watching the show for weeks and seeing how they work to get alliances. But for this season, we already hate Geneva Cruz!

She has been at it for the two days that we are watching survivor. If she has problems and she cant "play"the survivor game, then why did she agree to join the first place. She obviously has issues with her failed marriage with KC but she should have known that this is supposed to be a survival game and obviously, she wont survive. I read from a blind item that she will quit so I guess we can enjoy the show more now once she is gone. We love the comic relief provided by Mae and Betong and we just want to enjoy the show. So if Geneva is not leaving, vote her off the island already and lets all just have fun without her.

Nov 16, 2011

A Bee! On a Plastic Flower!

So there I was inside our van busy reviewing pictures on my camera while my husband was driving in the rain. The plastic flower has stopped moving and I snapped a shot! But I had to shoot again and again with the rainy glass as our backdrop!
Because there was a bee on the plastic flower, trying to sip some nectar. He he, just a perfect chance for a shoot! And I did capture it on film!
Oh, and the rainy weather was just the perfect excuse to post this on Watery Wednesday, ha ha!

Nov 14, 2011

Little Santa and Our Christmas Tree

Yesterday, we were all excited to put up our tiny Christmas tree. It was actually the same one that we had last year but that did not dampen their enthusiasm. My eldest son had his Dad check the lights and when it was okay, wound it around the tree. The younger kids were busy displaying the little santas this way and that so their Tita can take pictures.
Another group picture of the cute little santas.
And this was our Christmas tree once it was up! Can you still see the little Santas way up there?
Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas already!

Nov 9, 2011

Banana Island, Coron

This is the beautiful Banana Island in Coron, Palawan. I was just looking at the pictures and I cant believe that it has been a year since we visited the island. Coron is one of the most beautiful place in the Philippines and because of this, I have now lost the desire to get that stamp on my passport! There are very beautiful places in my country and I would try and see each of them before I go out to explore the world!
Hope you can come too and see the beautiful island of Coron in Palawan, Philippines. It has nature's best to offer!

Nov 8, 2011

Gotcha Lapu Lapu!

This was one of our many pictures taken during the Cebu trip last August. I thought I have submitted this to Ruby Tuesday in any of my blogs and was happy to discover that I haven't so here it is today! We were actually on our way home when this was taken so I got Lapu Lapu on my hands but he was facing the wrong side, ha ha!
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Nov 4, 2011

Pangangaluluwa and Trick or Treat

We went home to my hometown in Batangas for Undas or All Saints/Souls Day last October 30. Because we have work on November 2, we offered candles and prayers at my father's grave on the same day and the next, and went to travel back to Manila on November 1. But despite the short vacation, I was happy that my kids were able to witness a local tradition, ang pangangaluluwa. A group of people would come to your house and sing and you give them money, much like Christmas carolers, but this one is done during Undas. I cant recall what they were singing but they were sung in Tagalog and sounded like songs for lost loved ones.
The photo above was taken on the afternoon of October 30 and the one below was on the night of October 31. I don't know the rules, but I guess it doesn't matter whether you come in the afternoon or at night, as long as you sing. My elder sister said she used to do this when she was in high school and it was a lot of fun then, though they didn't receive as much money as the nangangaluluwas today probably get.
And then on our way back to Manila going to Sta Rosa exit, we stopped by at one of the stalls selling Japanese corn and look at how this girl was dressed and made up! She was trick or treating for the motorists!
My husband and the kids liked it so much we probably gave her more than we paid for the corns! Such an enterprising young lady!

Friday Quotes: Its Going To Be Okay

Nov 3, 2011

I Need Shopping Money!

This is my entry to the Week 21 of the Techie She Lucky Blogger Weekly Giveaways. This week’s prize is $10 Paypal credits from Shydub of Impulsive Shopper.

What with all these groupon sites, I am always tempted to use my hard-earned PayPal money and buy deals after deals. So instead of saving my PayPal money that I have earmarked for my Kindle shopping, I now have vouchers for IPL, massage, movie tickets and soon buffet meals and trips. Somebody stop me, ha ha! I still have to save some money for my annual Divisoria Christmas shopping and its just less than two months away. I think this year is going to be a major shopping fail for me, ha ha. I guess I will just have to wait for some nice deals that I can give as gifts to my friends and family instead.

Nov 2, 2011

Taal Volcano

This is the view of Taal Volcano from Tagaytay in Cavite. Though the volcano itself is in Batangas, the view from above is just beautiful.
But the view inside the volcano is just perfect!
And we climbed it to witness the beauty of the place up close! And it was as beautiful from here as it was overlooking from Tagaytay!
I just hope that the tourism office of both Batangas and Cavite would get their acts together so that many more people can see the beauty of Taal without making unnecessary enhancements to nature.