Thursday, December 02, 2010

Crab Soup for kids

                                 One of my favorite soups is the Crab soup.

This is how I cooked it


Big Crab,Onion leaves (chopped),Miswa (Boil Noodles),Garlic (dice),Onion (chopped),Fish sauce (patis) ,Water 2 cups, Pepper (1teaspoon). Sautee onion, garlic, crabs with fish sauce in low fire. Make sure you crab is clean. After few min put some water and salt, do not forget the Miswa okay. Enjoy your food.

Me and Basti

Sebastian is 7 months old last November 19, 2010. I am making sure that everything were doing find. I have been quite busy for my kids lately because for their everyday needs. In addition, were experiencing a sad moment since my brother in-law past away last Oct 04, 2010. Now Christmas is coming and we celebrate this with love and happiness. Moreover to start new views in life, dreams and continue living. As a blogger we always want to express our feelings with my fellow bloggers. Now I’m back Please help me to do so.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Our Play

Last weekend me and my son, with his cousins, all played a game of tug. My playmates back then called the game Tug of War. Anyway, I thought of playing tug with the kids, aged not more than 10 years old, because I noticed they don't have any physical activities especially on their free time. After school, it's either TV or computer. They don't even talk to each other that much, and when they do talk, it usually end up in bickering.

I always compare myself when I was their age; well everyone is telling me that kids these days are really more on techy stuff. They maybe right, but I'm just curious if these kids are willing to try the old games for a change.

When I got the chance to make these lazy kids sweat their hearts out, I jumped right in and told them that we will play a game of tug. They agreed to give it a try and sure enough, they liked it. They want to keep going but they easily get tired, they run out of breath so easily. Well I'm kinda expecting that because they're not really used to pull that hard.

We had to cut the game short because it was getting dark. Before I left them, they asked when will our next game be? I promised them a game the following day. They all came, and were all excited.

I guess kids will always be kids no matter what.

Mellow Yellow Monday # 89

For my Mellow Yellow Monday entry

hope you like. happy Monday to all.
for more entry visit here

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Snowy white Christmas

I’m dreaming of a White Christmas.  A popular line from a Christmas song, and I certainly am dreaming to have a snowy white Christmas, complete with lights and a fully decorated Christmas tree and the ever so famous Santa figure. Imagine decorating the house with your family while wearing cashmere sweaters, such a cozy feeling. It gives a smile on my face just thinking about it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone
Isn't beautiful and lovely for my niece......


With a capital "F" maybe a Fashion addict or Frustration.  Yesterday while strolling in the mall and having a food trip with my hubby, I saw some clothes that made my jaw drop. I felt frustrated because of the way I look and my weight issue. Wondering when will be the time I can wear these kinds of clothes, dress and pants that I love. Here are some of the stuff I spotted.

After giving birth to my second son “ basti ”, I’m never got slimmer, my body keeps getting  fatter and my belly bulgier. How can I refuse food that are really not making me any slimmer?One time, I tried to get a no rice diet but I felt dizzy all the time. It's nowhere near easy to do it,and I'm running out of ideas. All I know is that I seem to be stuck and no matter how hard I try, I don’t seem to get anywhere.

All About Breakfast

It is common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But how important is it really?
We eat to nourish our body and replenish the lost energy we’ve used up during the day. 
When we sleep, we also use up energy but it’s not as much as when we’re awake, but still we lose some of our energy. An average person should sleep for about 8-9 hours a day. With all that time not having to eat anything, our body should really demand something to use up.

Breakfast not only replenishes our body’s energy supply but it also plays a huge part in our hygiene. Yes folks you read it right, hygiene. This is because a person who does not have breakfast is most probably prone to bad breath. So how busy you may be, don’t forget to take a few minutes and have your first meal of the day.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday#88

 My entry for this Mellow Yellow Monday
You want some Popcorn?.......

more entry here

Sunday, September 26, 2010

From the Heart

From the Heart
By Kaye Galvez

All of a sudden and out of the blue
I’m feeling kinda poetic , wanna share it with you
You may call it nostalgic, sentimental may be true
Just have to spill it out, bear with me, please do

It must be joy, but how can it be?
If joy hurt this much, then it may truly be
To hide how I feel is not so easy
when this much happiness I feel inside me

I don’t want to end this story hanging
I really want to explain how I’m feeling
But maybe sometimes words are not enough
To describe what your heart feels can really be tough

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

My entry for this WW


The Iron man.......
for more entry click here

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ruby Tuesda /Holy Thursday(Bisita Iglesia )

 My entry for this Ruby Tuesday
  Holy Thursday theme (repent)

A popular Holy Thursday tradition is the Bisita Iglesia (Church Visit), which involves visiting several Churches
for more entry for RT here

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday#87

This is my first time in MellowYellow

These are the   medals of my elder son Enrico. He is on the  honors list at 2nd and 4th grade, when he got these medals.
more entry here

if you feel too busy, you are.

Give yourself permission to be un-busy. Give yourself an hour or a day to simply be. Allow yourself the 
luxury of a small retreat. Allow your spirit time to be restored. Even God took a day of rest. 


Now a day’s all mothers are freaking out to tiny lousy critters LICE.  Some of them thinking that their too clean, fresh. Having illusions that they would not happen to nice and clean people like them.
If your child say’s itchy or start scratching his heads, especially by the nape of his neck or around his ears, check him out immediately. Lice can get through you with sharing your brushes, combs, pillows, towels, or sleep on with the same bed. 

One thing lice can’t fly or jump through the air. But they do crawl really fast.  And Head lice don’t carry and diseases, their just a nuisance.
Some parents get rid of the critters, they applying too many oils, creams, conditioners and some uses pesticide  but not safe.

Preventing lice to transfer to other heads clean and wash all pillow cases, bedding's, towels, as all be infested with lice. Dip all hairbrushes with hot water and vacuum the play area.
The most common treatment for lice pediculicides  in the form of  permethrin shampoo. Massage the scalp with permrthrin for about 15minutes and rinse thoroughly.

For me the best weapon is COMB or (suyod) because is fine –toothed comb. But even if lice are killed, they stay stuck on your child hair strands. Use your lice comb or remove it with your fingers. And comb every three or four days for two weeks to make sure you have remove all lice.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

My entry for this SWF  
  I keep an eye out for things that inspire my eyes or make me smile
more SWF here

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

My entry for this RT.
Fire Extinguisher
Red fire extinguisher is an active fire protection used to control a small fire in our house, often in emergency situation.
More Ruby Tuesday here

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Champ

The Champ

Macoy's  favorite sandwich ever the Champ.  He can finish 3 burgers all day with the large soda.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Keep in Touch

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Boost Mobile. All opinions are 100% mine.

One of the perks of this day and age of technology is the effortless way of staying updated with the world around us. The seamlessly unending information that is much more appropriately defined as spoon feeding. Yes it’s all about computers nowadays and they are constantly evolving every single day. 

Gone are the days of 256 personal computers with paper white screen and floppy drives. I bet kids today can’t even imagine using a mouseless computer much less use a computer without an internet connection.
I must admit that us consumers are mostly benefited in every growth of technology. Now when was the last time you wrote a letter to a friend or relative just to ask if everything’s okey? I bet it has been quite a while. Today, with just a click of a button, you can catch up on your loved ones’ daily activities and so much more.

What’s even better is the phone technology that we have today. I’m quite sure most of you have been tinkering with Facebook and updating our accounts daily. To tell you frankly, I just updated my account about an hour ago. My brother by the way, do his daily update via hisBlackberry . It sure beats using the PC. It’s much more handy and obviously easier to use. You can check out otherBoost Mobile  phones for more info. What’s good about boost mobile phones is that they have  Re-Boost centers for easy payments. Bet it can’t get any better than that.

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Saturday Menu

Today is time to relax and go out try something different....we decided to try some food like

Beef Mami with egg for breakfast and you can add hot sauce.


 My favorite Tortang Talong for lunch and tomatos.


The all time favorite is the Chicken Adobo with oyster sauce. Everybody loves chicken adobo because of the sweet and sour taste of the chicken.

Keeping It Clean and Stylish

Taking a shower is a normal part of life we go through every day. Some of us even take a couple or more showers a day. Our weather has been pretty harsh lately and with all the things we have to do every day, it might really be a good idea to visit the shower area more often.
Come to think of it taking a bath is one way of relaxing, away from the busy world, just you, alone enjoying every sprinkle of water from your double shower head.  It’s a nice way to escape the crazy world outside your bathroom door.

Just  make sure you  have everything you need before startin your shower fiesta. Be sure you bring  along soap, shampoo, sponge, shower stool,  and a nice comfy towel.  While you’re at it, grab one of  those  floral bath towels. It sure will be a stylish way of capping up your day.

But before you step out the bathroom, make sure you did not leave the water dripping. Don’t forget to bring your dirty clothes out, and check if the room is clean enough, so the next person to use the bathroom will also have a great time using it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Work of Art

This is our nephew Dieone, he's in 5th grade. One of his hobbies is sketching. One day his teacher asked him if he wants to try out in an Art Contest in their school. He asked his mom if he could join the contest and she said yes. The materials he used for the contest are Pencil, Charcoal and Water color.

this flower is made of water color


this panda is made of  Charcoal

Sky Watch Friday

My entry for this week.

Sky looks too busy with the birds.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


Stress is our body's natural way of coping with sudden changes in our environment. In many ways,stress,contrary to its negative connotations, is good for us. It keeps us on our toes, makes our minds alert, and  actives our brains to think fast in response to a possible threat or danger.

Mental and Biological Effects
A person under stress may develop assorted symptoms such as ulcers, asthma, and  palpitation. It can also affect  the hormones and alter the immune system, which can make a person susceptible to respiratory diseases. Other mental symptoms include tension, irritability , an inability to concentrate, excessive fatigue and trouble sleeping..
Source of stress can come from anywhere and everywhere.  Unwashed dishes, early morning traffic, deadlines of works, rocky relationship.

Stress can either be overcome or it can reach a point where can be worse.  Stress can be fatal if the person coping a mechanism is problematic, trauma. When this happens a therapy may be needed. This is usually a sign that a doctor help.

Ruby Tuesday

What a beautiful morning  to drink a cup of  hot chocolate with my sleepy baby..
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Monday, September 06, 2010

Benefits of Payday Loans

Despite the controversy that many people have about payday loans, they remain essential to the customers who use them. The media has said a lot about such money lenders and how they exploit their customers using to high interest rates and penalties. However, as long as the financial institutions remain below the norm, some people have to use such facilities for some extra cash.

Over the years, the result of economic research shows that payday loans are very helpful especially to people who are not traditionally served by the financial institutions or who have less access to the banks. Getting a short term amount of money for a week or so seems generally helpful to the customers. It reduces not only the economic stress but also enhances emotional stability.

The other benefit of payday loans is that they can reach all people at all economic levels. It does not matter how much one is earning and where he lives. He can have access to these facilities. This means that it requires less security compared to the traditional long-term money borrowing from the bank. Obviously, this makes life easier for many people who are economically unstable.

Previous studies have also shown that those people who use payday loans tend to have more stable economic conditions than their counterparts who do not use them. The explanation to this is not so clear perhaps it may be because they learn to save due to fear of the exaggerated interests associated with such facilities.
Studies by Karlan and Zinman in 2007 showed that families with easy credit access have job stability, reduced hunger and reduced poverty. Their findings suggest that the customers have real benefits from these credit facilities. Expanding them to reach more people is vital because it will improve their general welfare.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Photohunt Hot

happy hunter again..

Obviously  it's flammable and really hot hot hot.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Road trip anyone

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NMEDA. All opinions are 100% mine.
Road trip anyone? You can count me in, I’ll bring snacks. Driving down the road with some friends and taking a not so familiar route is quite exciting. It’s like time is standing still and everything else is in sleep mode. That’s one sure way of having fun.

Planning trips like these are not so complicated. You just have to call a few friends that can drive so everybody can take turns on the wheel. You will also need snacks, drinks and a lot of chit chat. That’s about it. But for some of us who cannot function as normal as others, mobility wise, it’s not that simple. I’m talking about our handicap friends. They too should experience trips like these. We should always treat them equally and fairly. That is why NMEDA or National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is all about, helping our handicap friends to get back on the road safely and comfortably.

We should understand that it’s difficult to be a caregiver, imagine how hard it would be like if you are the one with a handicap. NMEDA makes it easier for our friends to enjoy driving better just like we enjoy our road trips. Let’s try putting our feet in other’s shoes once in a while to better understand how other’s live their lives and to learn more on how we can help to make others live a better life.

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Skywatch Friday

The photos were taken by my sister Pey, while walking at the beach. It looks great shot.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Wordless Wednesday / Shadow

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nat.....GEo status
Hi! My first time to join.Here's my entry..

   My sister love taking pictures  and  this is one of her great shot.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mommy Moments - I Love Toys and Gadgets!

Happy Friday everyone! Our theme  for Mommy Moments today is Toys and Gadgets for young  and old ones alike.Even my hubby is still taking part..
 playing baseball with his cousins....

 pretending to be a soldier .....

this Dart is for my hubby and my son  they enjoy playing  it .............

 my hubby's RC!