Monday, July 30, 2012

Lucky Guy

Just having fun looking at the pages on my cousin's facebook account. I can say he's lucky enough to have the intellect, the talents, and being a good father. He's a down to earth man, when he was still young he helped his family to earn a living. He used to sell firewood and marble stones so that he can help his family. They are a brood of 7 siblings and their youngest is a girl.  He graduated Marine Engineering  and currently having the highest official capacity of his company. When out of his journey at sea, he created a Lights and Sounds  as his sideline business.  His Lights and Sounds continue to soar high with so many invitations at a very reasonable price.  If you have some activities, such as fiesta, community programs, school programs, you can negotiate him at a very affordable price.



These are examples of his lightings and somewhat a very attractive, colorful one.


That's my cousin, Eddie Alberca with his Sounds and Lights.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lucky Me !

Who's the great and lucky Mom? I am one of the lucky Moms in the world having these two angels who possess  great talents, excellence in school, and of course they are very much obedient , industrious, prayerful and helpful to me at their young age.

This is my son Prince. He's in Grade One now at Liceo del Verbo Divino. He's loving, very much attach to me. He's so vulnerable every time his sister teases him. He's good in Math, English and Science. He was accelerated from Nursery  to Grade One. He also liked drawings, he draws the Avengers. He is a happy child, very clever..I like the way he tricks me with his stories and smiles just to make me acquiesce of something.

This is also my princess named Princess..She's also excels in school, loves Mathematics, Science and English. She's good in painting, drawing and making comical skit at her notebook with drawings. She loves music and has the fervor in dancing. In her previous school she always performed on stage and even cheerdancing. She plays the guitar and flute and has a soprano voice quality. I like her because she understands well the essence of life at her young age. She learned how to save money, and a prayerful daughter. 
My two angels..Princess Mary IJ  and Prince JI Lord




Thursday, July 26, 2012

" ABAD "

I want to share about everything about my Dad. For me he was the best Dad. His name is Abraham and fondly called "Abad" by his siblings and friends. According to my uncle(his brother), he got married at the age of 42. He's a father of five siblings and I am the eldest. He is serious, intelligent, talented and most of all a protective Dad. When I was still in the Elemetary grade he taught me how to save money. At that time my Dad and Mom sells snacks at the school canteen. One day, I am craving to eat egg chocolate by Serg's products and but don't have the money because we are disciplined not to bring money in school.  I cried and my Dad saw me and asked me why I cried. I told him that I want to eat egg chocolate. Instead of buying chocolate, my Dad started to tell me the value of money and shared to me his experiences when he was young also.  I was relieved and stopped crying . In the evening I saw my Dad cooking with a milky substance. It was a coconut milk extraction and he cooked it until golden brown. Amazed at my young age of  9 , I had learned that he is making coconut candy out of it. He prepared  a Japanese paper of different colors like  blue, yellow, and red . He cut it into small rectangular shape and used as a wrapper for those coconut candies like the size of a white rabbit. It was beautifully done and he told me to sell those coconut candies in school so that I can have he money. I sold worth P 5.00 pesos and my  Dad gave me an empty Johnson's baby powder used as a piggy bank. I was terribly happy and was so excited and enthusiastic selling those coconut candies so that my mini piggy bank  would be full . Through this I learned  how to value money from my own effort and of course from my Dad. That's my Dad as a businessman.

In my school days he always helped me in preparing my school projects especially in Mathematics and Science until in my secondary grade. My Dad is full of talent and he take things seriously. He do not have vices and his hobbies include planting of fruit trees and taming animals. in his free time he listened to radio commentary by his favorite commentator. He was a hero when  I was in Grade 4 because  I have difficulty in going down the tree. I was so curious in climbing the Calamansi tree, a tree that belongs to the family of pomelo or lemon. It has plenty of  thorns on its trunk and branches and I climbed up just for curiosity and I was so attracted with the small orange ripe fruits on its branches. I was effortless when my Mom suddenly called my name and afraid of being scolded I hurriedly jumped down and my right foot landed on a broken bottle of coca cola. When my Dad heard me crying , he ran to me and carried me inside the house.  My Dad applied medications on my wounded foot .

When I was in College , I left my family because I was a working scholar . I miss my Dad because he always made me feel comfortable and important. He's fond of making salad , a mixture of ripe papaya, young coconuts, and star apple mixed with milk.  Everytime I am having a summer vacation , he then offered salad, and other fruits from his fruit trees.  When I graduated , my Dad was old enough and he stopped working. He just stayed at home until I heard that he got sick. He was diagnosed of having a skin cancer-terminal stage.  I almost couldn't believe it because it doesn't shows. Until I went home and saw him very pale and his hands was shaking . He can hardly sit because ha has this "boil" in between his anus and sex organ.  I just learned that it was cancerous and specialized doctors has nothing to do with it until he was partially in bed, weak. Even if he's in bed he still can manage to wake up early and cooked our food. I sometimes saw him sitting in a small chair  made of wood, with the height just enough to touch the ground. He was collecting dried leaves with the use of barbecue stick and burnt it. My father was very patient even if he was struggling in pain. I can still say that he is the best.  He is a good provider, an educator, a talented businessman and a hero to all of us siblings.  He died 16 years ago and his love for us remains in our heart. He is always remembered every March 16 and 23, his birthday and death respectively. That's my father, my Dad, my hero.



Monday, July 23, 2012

2 N 1 Day

Hi there..I was absent for two days here. Its just that I was having  visitors, actually a Godmother of my daughter and her family. It was so surprising that we spend the weekend by visiting the very lengthy San Juanico Bridge and Mc Arthur's Park. The children enjoyed with their experience above the bridge of 17 feet high and it trembles when big buses passed by. My son was frightened with the heights and the flow of the water under the bridge, he fainted. We really enjoyed watching the views, the lengthy and winding bridge which connect Leyte and Samar..After that we went to McArthur's Park , having plenty of pictures with the statues. The children enjoyed a lot again. It wasn't all planned, and sometimes I could say that everything will work out just fine, will come at the right time even if you do not have a plan for a certain thing. Likewise there is also incidents in our life that , the harder we prayed , the harder we wished, if its not meant for you, then it will turned out to nothing. This is it, it happened without expectation.

Friday, July 20, 2012

^-^ Done ! ^-^

Thank God it's Friday ! It was my children's first examination (Semi Periodical examination ) in their new school. It was only two days and I really have to review and tutor them to all the test coverage. Its quite a busy day when your children got this responsibility as a student. In spite of my busy day at work, I can still manage the review for my daughter and in the morning, it is the time of my son to review before going to school  so that his mind is refreshed.

The little boy seems no exam at all as he keeps on gaming in the internet. As I asked him, he said he has a perfect score. He's indirectly conceited..hehehe.I believe him either because last year from his previous school he earned an award. The teacher was very happy because he got it and got perfect in  Math. A mother like me would be very happy if an achievement is in the hands of your children. Awaiting and anticipating good score for both of them. Its done already.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Put to the Test

It was on Monday that my daughter handed me the scholarship form for Philippine Science High School. It was given to her by her teacher . This is an application form for the entrance examination for secondary level by 2013 and should be done on September 29.  Actually we really aimed to let our daughter take the examination because aside from her excellence in school, it has good privileges to the students offered. We filled it up and secure the necessary requirements like a 1X1 photo, signature from the guidance office, registrar's office and the last is the Principal because the next day will be the deadline.  I really don't know that that the parents will be the one to submit it to the PhilSci campus. I was confident also that it  should be somebody in her school to submit the form. The next day, my daughter called me up through the telephone and told me that it should be me to submit the form. I was so panicked because it's the last day and she informed late in the afternoon at 5:30. Because of that, we went together to the school the following morning to let the Principal sign the form because it was still empty. The Principal's secretary collected the form  and told me that we should submit a certification from the previous school indicating her final grade in overall Grade Five, her ranking in overall grade five, for the school year 2011-2012. By the way, we are required for this because we are transferee here. I was quite in dismay and disappointed because it's already late and I still have to request those things. On the other hand , my husband is in Ormoc City for his route as a salesman, I texted him to approach the school for the requirements and let those requirements be sent here via travelling van of Ormoc -Tacloban route. I waited the van to get the requirements and after that I hurriedly proceed to the Principal's office. Immediately the principal signed it and the next challenge which quite unsure if PhilSci would still accept the application form because we are already late in submission. I scanned through the directory and search for the telephone number of PhilSci-Palo , Leyte Campus. There I found the number and called up the facilitator for the purpose of asking if our form would still be accepted. I need to know this for a definite and final decision to go to the campus. I need a positive recommendation from them. But it took  me for how many calls and the one answered keeps telling me that the facilitator was still outside of the office. I never stop calling, I never surrender until the last call, the opposite end  gave  me the facilitator's cellphone number so that I could contact him. I texted him immediately without any hesitation asking if we're still be accepted an an applicant. He replied to me saying : "just to come over to the office. "
In this statement, I know that I am already got a 90 %  chance to be accepted. I hurriedly go to the campus and proceeded to the office. There, I met the facilitator, got some interviews, and he issued the examination permit. My heart was filled with joy and had slight tears n my eyes because of happiness. I leave the PhilSCi office with a smile and very thankful to God.

I our life we met challenges always. It is up to us how to deal and tackle for all these challenges. This is a good example of  a challenge. Imagine, for my busy activity at the working area, not to mention the paper works, I still have the time to manage these things. I am also thankful to our boss for  understanding our situation. In every one's journey in life, we are always put to the test !  







A Real and True Friend

I am very much expose to the internet even then. Before, I was just a mere researcher of a newest song of my idols both foreign and local.  I'd love to copy the guitar chords so that I could play my guitar while I was still a jobless individual for eight (8) months. Not only that, I'd love to research healing herbs, play games, search for all the amazings, as they say. It's enough for me to log in facebook, and even friendster before, twitter, my space, tumbler, etc. With my interest of all these things, I don't really know about making money online until  a friend of mine confessed to me her graces in the net. I met this friend of mine while I was still connected at my previous employer as a Purchaser. At our first meeting, its just like I  lack  the "self confidence" in talking, I mean she's this kind of a tall, sexy, with a a fair complexion lady at a very young age. We have a great age gap, being the elder to her  but I realize and found out that  we could go together with our topics, we used to laugh out loud, and I could really be flexible at all times talking to her. 

One time she shared to me her love life, her work, her down moments, and she shares to me about blogging. It sounds interesting but then  during that time I don't have a computer to concentrate all these things. I mean I tried, I tried also at the net cafe paying my two hours budget of P 30.00 pesos. But sometimes because of the many things to do, I forgot to post, and then it turned out to be nothing because I already forgot my password or even my username. This friend of mine continue to encourage me until I learned that she resigned from her work to proceed another field of study. It took for about three years that we don't have a communication even in a text message. I tried to scan her name in the facebook pages but I couldn't find her name.

I resigned from my previous employer just last year, June 30, 2012. On March this year, I was hired and I am now in Tacloban City. Until one time, while I was walking at the selling area , I noticed a lady, she's tall, still fair in complexion, but I saw her sideways. When I was just a meter away fro her, I was amazed to see my friend doing shopping inside the store. By the way she's also living here in Tacloban City. I did not hesitate to approach and said: "Cathy!" ....Then she glanced at me and oh well, we shout out for joy upon seeing each other after 3 years. It's Cathy and we had a good time talking with greetings, laughing to the max and she still shares to me her lovelife, getting married to a wonderful person but her partner is a miles away apart from her. I really appreciate the gestures that I can say she's really a true friend. She shares to me again about blogging, and in fact she really helped me how to do this and how to get monetized. I am very happy of everything she shares and taught me. I owe her a lot. She is very helpful and generous. In Filipino dialect, it's "GRABE", very generous. Today I learned from my email that I already have the income. Oh my God, it's really a blessing. Cathy is the instrument given to me from God, to help us in our needs financially. For me she's the key for all these things. For me I salute to her, she's really a TRUE FRIEND. To my friend Cathy or Katy, thank you very much. God bless us all and see you at the top.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Father Dear ^_^

Father and Daughter Tandem
Hey guys. I just want to share with you about a father of two children, no other than my husband. He's younger than me for about four years and when I first gave birth to my daughter, I thought he couldn't cope up with the pressure as a father. That was the time he learned to wash our clothes, cook our food, and even go to the market. He was very excited as he saw his first baby, a pretty little baby. As our baby grow for about 6 months, he's more than a mother because he would try to pamper the baby as more than I could do. He bought so many CD tapes, and play those CD's while the baby is in side the crib. Not only that, a lot of nursery rhymes had been prepared. He told me that he really like baby girl. Until now we've got jealous sometimes as he really have the sense of loving more  to my daughter than my son. I don't know if I am correct but I could see him very close to my daughter. The second time I got pregnant, he was so excited because he wanted a baby boy for he has a reason that he would have a companion as he grow older. He joked as :" I hope it's a boy so that I could have a partner in drinking "tuba". Tuba is a native wine,from a coconut tree with its sweet aroma. When I had my first ultrasound, it was 7th month old inside he was very happy upon knowing that it's a boy. I texted him and said: It's a boy because the doctor said she saw the testes..hehe. He called up and laugh out loudly. Until the baby born and really it is a boy. He found out that the baby has two dimples and a fair complexion. At last he had already a companion as what he wanted..
They were really good companion now

During Sundays, he would install his sound system and let her Princess sing. Likewise my son has a good voice too. My husband  is very skillful and he introduced a lot of things to my children. During summer, they play kite flying, motoring, and strumming guitar. He is a guitarist in our Church because our family is a choir member. He has a lot of friends in sales, because he is very talkative, witty, and funny. Being a father he's also temperamental. He is easy to be angry especially if the children forgot to do their assignment in school or the children forgot to tell me the requirements of a certain project. For him , time is gold. He hates me for being late sometimes. I think, he is a good father to my kids, being a loving father to them, good providr to them, and pampered a lot to my children. ^ - ^...






Sunday, July 15, 2012

Unexpected !

I just want to share something personal. We are five siblings and I am the eldest. Among us five, only me got married. Before that, in October 2007 we all went to Cebu for the arrival of my cousin's family from the States.We have lots of gifts from my cousin and we're all happy. We visit the house where my other siblings lived with my mother. My brother was a seafarer before but bad fate had happened to him in Japan and it turned out to be a desperate  experience for him. He was just living in the house desperate, as if life stopped for him. Good for him that every time I would  advise him, he would listen to me as he believes what I said. I kept on encouraging him so that life must go on for him. He just read, and read, and read to the max. His mind was very full in knowledge. I admired him because he is very thrifty and knows how to managed his money.

In January 2008, I received a text message  that my brother had a fever because of his insect bite at the nape. My mother and a sister brought him to a doctor and received medications. They thought that he would be well again. On the last or fifth week  of January, it was Tuesday he said to my mother : " Mom, I want to go to Argao because I will go with Papa. My father died on MArch 23, 1995. Then my mother was puzzled and said: "Just stay here because I will be the one to pay the taxes of our land". My brother insisted and said: Mom, just stay, I'll go there to meet Papa..The fever continue to rise even with medications, with a reddish spots at the nape. It has an infection already, maybe. Until on the Thursday morning, my sister texted me that they brought him to the hospital and will undergo series of laboratory tests. Uneasy as I am , my mind is closed in thinking because of my brother's situation and I didn't receive any text messages until in the evening  I was the one who texted my sister and asking the situation. My sister just answered in a text message saying he expires at 3 p.m. Puzzled with the word "expire" , I texted, called but no one answered. Until the next Friday morning I called my sister again, and I was angry then because they don't provide me exact details. After all we've talked and heard my sister crying and told me all the details. The word "expire" means: My brother died at 3:00 in the afternoon. I was burst into tears and asked  why????Why this things happened to him? It is "Sepsis" according to the doctor. Before he died, he had seizures at the emergency room according to my sister and my mother angrily shouts the doctor and even until now, my mother is angry with the doctors. My sister then told me: "Ate, it was you, the first person I texted, so that you will know". But, I don't received any text message that afternoon.. Of all the relatives , even in Mindanao knew it that day. Why is it that I was the last person to know? It was all unexpected because my brother has a chubby built and no one would expect him that way. Maybe he doesn't want me to know because I have a weak  emotion. I am easy to cry, very sensitive. For Him, may He rest in peace, he has been a big help in the family when he was still alive.












Saturday, July 14, 2012

Creepy and Superstitious

This is quite  superstitious to some people but it happened to us for how many times. When I get married in  1999, we rented a small house until I got pregnant. The place is quite small then we realized that we have to transfer to another place with a wider space. After 3 months we transferred to he next town and rented an apartment. It is a 5-door apartment made of wood. Adjacent to this apartment is also a series concrete house. Our rented apartment and the series houses have the same owner. The owner's house was just at the back of the series houses.
The apartment looks like this and we occupied the door number 4. Door number 5 was empty at that time. I like the place because it was peaceful, a distance from the highway and that you can sleep well at night. It is my routine to have nightly rosary and reciting the Apostle's Creed before I sleep. My husband is a salesman until now and that he never stayed longer days in the house. I have only one companion that time, the cousin of my husband. Until I gave birth to my daughter Princess, I just give the confidence to his cousin to babysit my daughter. Time flies very fast and my daughter grew faster. At 2 years old she knows how to sing "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion as if she knows how to read but she never glance the TV screen, she just memorize the lyrics. 
My brother in-law wearing yellow shirt with my husband
 It was her birthday (3 years old)  when I learned that my brother in-law is getting married because the girl is already pregnant. He confessed to us and asked a favor of staying with us together with his girlfriend. This apartment is a 2 storey door for only P 700.00 per month in 2003. I asked permission with the owner  to avoid predicaments. Lucky enough that the owner offer the next door (no.5) and set a bargain for us to pay just P 1,200.00  for door no. 4 and 5, and got a discount of P 200.00 a month.. So the new arrangement made us happier and we decided to transfer in door no. 5 because its bigger than door no. 4. The first day of stay in door no. 5 was Thursday and our room is at the second floor .It has really a bigger space compared to door no.4 and we could arrange properly all the things inside the house.

Creepy thing started when I was watching TV downstairs with my daughter and I heard heavy steps upstairs and then I could see rare  shadow reflected in the  mirror located near the divider. I don't take it seriously because I don't easily believe in ghosts. Until when we were asleep, I dreamed of  an old woman walking inside the room and watched me. In the next morning I wake up knowing that my Princess had a fever. I'ts Friday and I have to bring her to a "hilot" first. Her fever took for about four days and I was then afraid of something that is why I decided to bring her  to a doctor for a laboratory tests but the results turned to be negative.  It was her fourth day of fever the next Monday when I decided to partake a healing with my experience in "Singles for Christ" where I received the gift of vision, prophecy and healing in 1998. I think I could heal through my prayers in my own simple way. At an instance the temperature of my daughter dropped to normal and she perspired a lot. Praise God.

I went to a dream interpreter and asked her about the meaning of my dream.  She told me that it is for me to discover the secret of the apartment. I was puzzled and asked her if she knows the story. She told me also that maybe , among the 5 doors , it was only me who recite prayers.. Every dawn, I recited the rosary because I heard the dogs crying in deep horror.



The dream interpreter urge me to speak with the owner and asked the real story of the apartment and I learned that in 1994 , there was an old woman lived in door no. 5 together with her grandson whose working at PNOC or Philippine National Oil Company. This woman once asked permission to her grandson to let her go to their home province but the latter did not allow her because she is no longer strong enough to take travels. The next morning, her grandson found her hanging at the "sala" , tied her neck to an old blanket  and the other end was tied to the beam of the house. The old woman did not receive church rites upon her death because she is not a Catholic. Maybe she needs spiritual stability that is why she was making those noises upstairs and made us feel her presence.

Again I was advised to make prayers intended for her for three consecutive nights at exactly 6:00 o'clock in the evening and I was able to research her name . I was tempted by evils while I was praying, I can feel the touch , the whiz air..I am not jokin, this is a true story. But I have to concentrate in praying and I did it well. I told the owner to make a nine (9) days novena for her soul so that she could have peace already. By the way, when the other doors, knew my intentions, they're all confessing me the incidents they had experienced also. The beam of the house where she tied up her neck was the same beam from the door 1 up to 5. It was really creepy because even my brother -in- law will no longer sleep also upstairs at door 4 because they also had an experience when they saw an old woman at the kitchen. Thank God, the owner gave me the complete details of the woman, the date of her death, and thus she made a 9 days novena for her soul. Maybe all these things had happened for her to rest in peace after those long years. Then we decided to transfer again to another place.

It was then our fourth transfer when we knew from my husband's cousin that there was a house and lot for sale at a very cheap price. This is located at the relocation site where those who are victims of the flood in 1991 were relocated. This area is supposedly not for sale but the owner decide to sell for his husband's medication. We decided to buy the house and lot for three "gives" . And this is now our residence in Ormoc City. The house is so simple, 80 square meters, bungalow type. At the back of the house, there were 2 coconut trees, 1 jackfruit tree, and 2 guava tree. When we decided to extend the kitchen, we cut down all the trees and again creepy things happened again. The day we cut all the trees, we heard the back door extremely knocked at night and my husband and I thought that there was an emergency but found out nothing...Then we go back to sleep. The next morning, our neighbor told us that they thought that we're having a party that night because they heard noises and clangs of spoons and forks, plates, etc. We really don't know what they're talking about. For so many times, we experienced this kind of  horror.
The ghost which my nanny saw at the kitchen looks like this.


Until now, we're in Tacloban we experienced these things. One afternoon my son got a fever and I hurriedly went home to check his status. I saw him lying in the sofa sleeping and I made him awake to take medicines. He took the medicines and after that I saw him crying to the max, embraced me, and cried out loudly. I couldn't stop him as if he saw something, scared of something. I hold him and carry him outside the house and made him at ease then he stopped crying. The fever stopped and the next morning he's well again. The thing confuses me is his fever is nightly and in the morning he's well. I asked him why he was scared and cried loudly that night. He calmly said that he saw a ghost, a black ghost. I did not believe again but I can sense he's telling the truth. One of my clerks, shared me of a lady with a third eye. and I brought her at the house. She bring a rosary and a holy water, she can speak to the supernatural and saw the spirit that my son had told me. But according to the lady named "Shina", they have a mind to mind talk and the spirit also asked forgiveness from us because he did not intend to scare my son. It was just a shocked for him seeing us inside the house because this house was empty before and that he was the one living.. It is hard to believe but when I ask my son silently where is the ghost, he can point out the location the same with  Shina.  Then , I found out that maybe my son could see these things and good to know that he's no longer afraid. Even at my office he saw a man getting inside and out. At the back sink, he saw also a lady washing the dishes and even young children playing outside and we really don't see what he's talking about. 

These supernatural creatures really exists, I concluded. The best thing is to pray, and acknowledge their presence. So much to share but I should park my fingers to relax..
















Unique Crocheting

Filipinos are creative as they say. I remember my mother's younger years making curtains, blouses, bags, pen holder, made of yarns and threads. In fact  she gave my daughter a sling bag made of yarn, crocheted.  I really did realized the importance of these cute stuff because it.s all done unique.Creativity is the number one influencing factor that attracts  and is important to women. This is the we we keep our hands busy by making designs, you can create your own designs as a gift present. In that way your stress will be relieved. My mother then spend quality time making designs and believe me-she has that long patience in making. She taught me about crocheting when I was in Grade 6, she bought a very big ball of yarn to make a curtain. My God! too much yarn to buy , I think it was about 20 pcs. Those designs are simple, as a beginner.



This can be very simple, all you have to do is to buy the hook. In other words, crochet means "hook" in French. Hooks can be made of materials such as metals, woods or plastic and are commercially manufactured as well as produced by artisans. Crocheting, like knitting consists of pulling loops through other loops, but additionally incorporates wrapping the working material around the hook one or more times. Early crochet hooks ranged from primitive bent needles in a cork handle, to expensively crafted silver, brass, steel, ivory and bone hooks set into a variety of handles, some of which were better designed to show off a lady's hands than they were to work with thread. 
These are colorful samples of hook.



If you’re brand new to crochet, the vast array of available hooks, yarns,stitches and patterns can seem overwhelming. What should a beginner learn first? Which hooks and yarns should (s)he use? When there are so many options, how do you know where to start? Let's explore the possibilities.






Thursday, July 12, 2012

Prince & Princess

My Princess. She is in Grade 6 at Liceo  del Verbo Divino.The Divine Word University or DWU was a private, Catholic, co-educational institution of higher learning run by the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Founded in 1927, it was closed in June 1995 by the school administrators after a court ruling favoring the labor union which represents its faculty members and other employees.
Princess is a member of the English Club. Being a new student , she had the hard  time in talking with the "Waray" dialect and she speaks with her Tagalog version.  She's a very studious type, intelligent and loves to sing and dance. I am really proud of her talents, she can sing neatly to the pitch of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Kelly clarkson, etc. She's a good dancer too. In our activity she joined the group dance contest taking the lead of the song  by Jennifer Lopez's "Dance Again" . Not only that, she's good in drawing and in fact she tried making comic through her notebook, and it was really lively, the drawings are good and the girls are pretty. Since her Kindergarten days she dreamed of being an artist someday.








My Prince.. Prince also now in Liceo. He's in Grade 1.  I could say also he's intelligent. I can smile secretly as I glanced at his seatworks and quizzes having high scores. He has this tantrums also especially in the morning as what other children did in the morning. He wakes up at 5:30 but be sure he could play his favorite games in FRIV or Y8.. He never allows his  "Yaya" to change his clothes, bathe him, to let him eat . He wants me to serve Him, as hey say: He's a Mama's boy. He dreamed of becoming a soldier, he has lots of toy guns in the house. He appreciates his Grandfather being a retired police. I am afraid if he really wants it and I said, you might change your ambition though..


My Prince and Princess. I love them very much.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sleepy

I am very sleepy for the trip. I guess I should go home early today and rest a while..So many to share to you guys..Good day!

Almost Late !

At last! I'm in Cebu..I was catching the 6:00 a.m. flight this morning for our quarterly Mancom..hayysst....Air Philippines was quite in a hurry since it flewed at about 5:40 a.m. The ground stewardess seems irritated when I came up running and said: " Ma'am you shouldn't be late next time, is it my fault? For me it wasn't. I understand we have to stay at the boarding place, 30 minutes before the schedule.  Anyway it was already done. Arrivd Cebu at 6:20,  I immediately rode a taxi heading to our head office and arrived very early, the housekeeper was still cleaning at the  parking area and everywhere. I just stayed at the canteen where some of the employees used to take their breakfast too. Even the canteen owner was still cooking...hehehe, what a trip! I just orderd a cup of Milo and drink it. This is my second time to participate a meeting with big bosses since I started working in this company this year. I really appreciate with their attitude towards their subordinates-fairly professional. I was very much delighted with their response with my intentions and plans in the business particularly in marketing strategies. Discussions are very interesting and very rewarding. We've done at exactly 11:30 a.m. and I was scheduled to fly back here at exactly 2:20 p.m. We took our lunch near the airport so that I wouldn't be late again. As we arrived at the "Carenderia", I saw my cousin, he's a consultant and his clients includes: Philip Morris, Dole, Del Monte, PAL, etc. He is a very intelligent person, very brainy...how I wish I could be like him. I approached him to greet since it was quite a while that we were not able to see each other. He was also waiting for the arrival of his eldest daughter, a pediatric doctor assigned in Philippine General Hospital.I also considered my cousin as a very lucky person with his son and daughters. Aside from being intelligent , they're all good looking and pretty, with good jobs also...Well, after a short chat, I ate with my 2 bosses and a companion and after that we proceed to the airport. This time , I am very early in boarding... I met a friend, a manager of Pepsi Cola and he's also heading for Tacloban. We've talked until we're on the plane. This time it's Cebu Pacific, bigger than Air Phil and just for 30 minutes, we're already in Tacloban. Again, I could say: "What a trip! ", It was just like having lunch in Cebu and flew back here to work again..hahahahahaha.. Therefore, money is magical , evertyhing is possible if  you are provided with good benefits...

Yummy Yummy Yummier Ice Cream Flavor

 
Homemade Ice Cream has not lost any of its good, old-fashioned appeal. In 131 Ice Cream Maker Recipes, there is a delicious homemade ice cream to meet every need: regular, low calorie, sugar free and non-dairy, Anyone can make a homemade ice cream to suit their need. Ice cream fills a useful place in homes throughout the country. It is a favourite for desserts or snacks incorporating an array of many flavour variations. With the recipes provided, everyone will be able to enjoy some type of this taste tempting food. So let's mix up a batch of ice cream for anyone and everyone to enjoy!


ICE CREAMS AND SHERBERTS

  •  ALMOND
  • APPLE WALNUT
  • APRICOT
  • AVOCADO
  • BANANA
  • BANANA PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM
  • BANANA WALNUT
  • BERRY, BERRY STRAWBERRY
  • BLUEBERRY
  • BROWN SUGAR PECAN
  • BURNT CARAMEL
  • BUTTER PECAN
  • CARAMEL
  • CARAMEL ALMOND
  • CHERRY
  • CHERRY BERRY
  • CHOCOLATE
  • CHOCOLATE ALMOND
  • CHOCOLATE ALMOND BUTTER
  • CHOCOLATE BANANA
  • CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGH
  • CHOCOLATE EXPRESSO
  • CHOCOLATE FLAKE
  • CHOCOLATE FROZEN YOGURT
  • CHOCOLATE MACADAMIA NUT ICE CREAM
  • CHOCOLATE MARSHMALLOW
  • CHOCOLATE MINT
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER ICE CREAM
  • CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CHIP
  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY
  • CINNAMON
  • CINNAMON NUT CRUNCH
  • COCONUT
  • COFFEE
  • COOKIE DOUGH
  • CRYING CAYENNE ICE CREAM
  • DARK CHOCOLATE
  • DARK FUDGE
  • DIABETIC ICE CREAM
  • DILL PICKLE
  • DOUBLE CHOCOLATE
  • EASY VANILLA
  • EGG NOG ICE CREAM
  • FRENCH VANILLA BEAN
  • FRESH FRUIT
  • FRESH PEACH
  • FRUIT TOFU-BASED ICE CREAM
  • GINGER
  • GRAPE SHERBET
  • GRAPEFRUIT ICE CREAM
  • GREAT PUMPKIN
  • GREEN TEA ICE CREAM
  • GUINNESS STOUT
  • HAZELNUT
  • HOMEMADE VANILLA
  • HONEY VANILLA
  • HONEY APPLE CINNAMON RAISIN WALNUT
  • ITALIAN BANANA DREAM
  • JALAPENO MINT ICE CREAM
  • LEMON
  • LEMON VANILLA
  • LICORICE
  • LIME
  • MAPLE-BLUEBERRY
  • MAPLE WALNUT ICE CREAM
  • MARSHMALLOW VANILLA
  • MILK CHOCOLATE SHERBET
  • MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP
  • MOCHA MOUSSE
  • MOTHER LODE BUTTER BRICKLE
  • MUSCADINE GRAPE
  • NON-DAIRY BANANA COCONUT
  • NON-DAIRY CHOCOLATE MINT
  • NON-DAIRY CINNAMON RAISIN
  • NON-DAIRY EXPRESSO
  • NON-DAIRY STRAWBERRY
  • NON-DAIRY VANILLA
  • OLD ENGLISH TOFFEE
  • OLD FASHIONED VANILLA
  • OLD TIME VANILLA
  • OLD-FASHIONED CHOCOLATE
  • OLD-FASHIONED STRAWBERRY
  • PAWPAW
  • PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP
  • PEACH
  • PEANUT BUTTER
  • PERILS OF PRALINE
  • PHILADELPHIA BLUE
  • PINEAPPLE CHERRY ICE CREAM
  • PISTACHIO
  • PRALINE
  • PUMPKIN ICE CREAM
  • QUICK RASPBERRY
  • RASPBERRY
  • ROSE
  • RUM RAISIN
  • SAFFRON
  • SMOKEY CHIPOTLE ICE CREAM
  • STRAWBERRY
  • SUGAR-FREE CAPPUCCINO
  • SUGAR-FREE CHOCOLATE
  • SUGAR-FREE FRUITY
  • SUGAR-FREE ICE CREAM BASE
  • SUGAR-FREE VANILLA
  • SWEET BANANA PEPPER ICE CREAM
  • TROPICAL COCONUT
  • TROPICAL ORANGE
  • ULTIMATE BUTTER PECAN
  • VANILLA GINGER PECAN
  • VANILLA LIMEADE SHERBET
  • VANILLA
  • VANILLA VELVET
  • WHAT A PEAR! ICE CREAM
  • WHITE CHOCOLATE

SORBETS AND ICES

  • APPLE SORBET
  • APRICOT SORBET
  • BLACKBERRY ICE
  • CALVADOS SORBET
  • CAMPARI-ORANGE ICE
  • CAPPUCCINO ICE
  • CHAMPAGNE SORBET
  • CHERRY SORBET
  • CHOCOLATE ICE
  • CHOCOLATE SORBET
  • CRANBERRY SORBET
  • EXOTIC FRUIT ICE
  • GRAPEFRUIT SORBET
  • ICED COFFEE
  • KIWI SORBET
  • LEMON ICE
  • LEMON SORBET
  • LILIKOI AND PINEAPPLE ICE
  • MANDARIN ORANGE SORBET
  • MANGO SORBET
  • MILK CHOCOLATE SORBET
  • ORANGE SORBET
  • PEACH SORBET
  • PEAR SORBET
  • PINEAPPLE ICE
  • PINEAPPLE SORBET
  • PLUM SORBET
  • RASPBERRY SORBET
  • STRAWBERRY MILK SORBET
  • STRAWBERRY SORBET
  • TOMATO & BASIL SORBET
  • VANILLA SORBET

YOGURTS

  • FRESH STRAWBERRY FROZEN YOGURT
  • HONEY FROZEN YOGURT
  • PEACH FROZEN YOGURT
  • RASPBERRY FROZEN YOGURT
  • VANILLA FROZEN YOGURT

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Marriage and Dating

Dating and marriage is different than it was twenty years ago. In today's society , more than 50 % of all marriages fail for one reason or another. Just thinking about that makes "commitment" seem scary. It seems that when relationships are faced with challenges, people quit trying.Dating is more like marathon, trying to date as many people as possible , instead of taking time to get to know someone at the deeper level. For married people, divorced is not biased. Whether married for thirty (30)years or eight (8) months, the outcome can be the same. The fact is that relationships, whether dating or married are hard. Things do not go perfectly , fighting does occur. However, even though  the odds are not very good, healthy , and long lasting relationships are definitely possible  and proven by many people.

There are things you can do to do better your relationships. Take some of these ways to build, strengthen, and enhance your relationship:

Remember, little steps taken everyday will  add up to big succcesses.
-Start over
-Schedule time
-The Power of touch
-Surprise
-Needed space
-No debates
-Filler Talk
-Re-establish old traditions
-Predictability
-Listen Up
-Communicate
-A Night of Passion
- Dinner Party
-Happy Birthday
-Secret Getaway
-Special Greeting
-Just Because
-Say it with Words
-Cuddle Time
-Breakfast in Bed
-Make the Men feel good
-Make the Women feel good
-That Kiss
-Be kind to one another
-Special Hobby
-Listen-Really listen

Monday, July 9, 2012

Baby Safety

I just want to share this to all the newly-mom about SAFE BEDDING  practices for infants:

1. Place baby on his/her back on a firm tight-fitting mattress in a crib that meets current safety standards.
2. Remove pillows, quilts, comforters,pillow-like stuffed toys , and other soft products from the crib.
3. Consider using a sleeper or other  sleep clothing  as an alternative to blankets, with no other covering.
4. If using a blanket, put baby with feet at the foot of the crib. Tuck a thin blanket around the crib mattress, 
    reaching only as far as the baby's chest.
5. Make sure your baby's head remains uncovered during sleep.
6. Do not place baby on a waterbed, sofa, soft mattress, pillow,or other soft surface to sleep..

TRAVELLING:
Traveling with a baby can sometimes mean that you are  so consumed with ensuring that you have everything you need to care for the baby on the trip that you forget things you need in yourself.The best thing to do is to prepare checklist of what you need and then check off each item as you pack it.

A sample checklist should include the following items:
Diapers
Blankets
Sleepers
Baby wipes
Baby soap and lotion
extra pacifiers
Bottle 
Formula, Food, water and/or juice
Extra clothes-at least 1 or 2 outfits per day
Nightlight
Carseat
Portable crib
Collapsible stroller
Sun hat and sun screen toys
Plastic for use in changing the baby
Any necessary medicines
Extra shirt for yourself
Burping Pad
Washable bibs
Feeding spoons
Kettle , if the hotel room does not have kitchen facilities.
The packing for a trip involving a baby should start weeks in advance to ensure that no detail is overlooked . As you pack each item , check to make sure that you have added  extra in case of accidents.Simply go through a sample day at home and make a list of everything the baby needs when not travelling.  Add extra to the list. Bring a camera and if you use a digital ensure that the memory card can store lots of picture.

I have so much more to tell you..till then.



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Busy Me

Hey guys..i was absent for two days in this site. It's a very busy week for me for the preparation of our Family day. At last, it was a success. All the families shared their talents in dancing, singing, acting, etc. That was the first time I joined with this kind of activity in my new employer. I felt appreciated being a new member of the family. I am referring to my new employer. It was full of excitement and surprises. Today I've got some household stuff, I did grocery shopping at the nearby store and quite tired for I was not able to relax or take a nap because this afternoon I was able to attend the IMG lecture It was an inspiring lecture and I really appreciate the speaker's point of view. It's worth treasured for. I'll go to sleep now, till then..

Am A BC Blogger

I was just a fan of some of your portals and now i doing it in my own. Well, my curiousity paid off and this time around i want to take it to the next level. Recently, i joined BC Bloggers. A community of bloggers that helps build traffic for each other. Since im a newbie to the site, id like to get some help out there especially from the blogging community. Thanks to this:

BC_BLOGGERS

Anyway, i you want to join too then check it out here and join me there too :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Best to Recall

THE  SCORPIONS- I  like the way they sing in the band.
Miley Cyrus- My favorite teen singer and a star.
Julie Andrews of Sound of Music- I like her as she played the SOUND OF MUSIC
Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells;[1] born 1 October 1935)[2] is an English film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. In 2000 she was made a Dame for services to the performing arts by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Andrews is a former child actress and singer who appeared on the West End in 1948, and made her Broadway debut in a 1954 production of The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which earned her Tony Award nominations. In 1957, she appeared on television with the title role in Cinderella, which was seen by over 100 million viewers.

Steps singer Claire Richards recovers her pop star figure by losing FIVE STONE making new fitness DVD. I like  her voice as she sings on their STEPS  Group.








Devotion

The First Friday Devotion in the Catholic Church

History of First Friday

First Friday devotions among Catholics are related to devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ. First Friday practices date to the last decades of the 17th century, when Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary and spoke to her of His Sacred Heart. Among the promises Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary, the 12th specifically referenced practices for Fridays:

In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I promise you that my all powerful love will grant to all those who will receive Communion on the First Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of final repentance: they will not die in my displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments; and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that last hour.
Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as given to St. Margaret by Jesus, began to grow in popularity as soon as the saintly woman had died, but was officially recognized 75 years later. Though the devotion dictated to Margaret referred to 9 consecutive first Fridays, it does not need to end there. Many of the Catholic faithful continue to make the First Friday devotion beyond the nine consecutive months.

First Friday Mass

Holy Mass on Friday is devoted to the Sacred Heart and to the Precious Blood of Jesus. Due in part to the promise revealed by Christ to St. Margaret Mary, attending Mass on the First Friday of the month is popular among many Catholics, even if they are unable to attend daily mass regularly throughout the week. Reception of the Holy Eucharist on such Fridays was popular even in years when frequent Communion was not. Fridays, particularly the first Friday of the month, are the popular day in many parishes for the Blessed Sacrament to be taken to the sick and homebound.

So Sleepy

I'm a little bit tired and sleepy, I want to sleep back because I am still awake until 2:00 a.m. dawn. I've enjoyed watching photos of my children and post it in their facebook accounts. How fast time flies when I recall the time  when I gave birth to my daughter Princess on November 2000, now she becomes taller and I heard she got admirers in school..geeeezzz.. Oh God, it's a "no-no" . But I trust her because she's that responsible enough and honest with her studies, anyway she's still in Grade VI. I am so blessed with my children because they excel in school and they're good in Mathematics.  My daughter is good in singing and dancing also. My little boy is a silent type child but he's very observant. These two "babies" watched me last night uploading pictures and giggles at my back , especially the little boy. Even if I felt this way, a sleepy morning, I still have to wake up early to prepare their " baon " for school and prepare also for my work. There's a lot more to share but got to reserve those stuff for my next posts...(:) 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Answered Prayer

Saint Anthony de Padua
It was on 1995 when our family got a very tight financial capability when my younger sister is graduating. But the problem was she had an outstanding payables to her school attended. As they say, it's hard to borrow money especially if you don't have collaterral. I was bothered then because I am very sure that we do not have the amount of P 20,000.00 that time. My mother started to pawn her share of ricefields at a very low cost of P 14,000.00, quite cheap...Until the time that my father died the same year, I mean my sister graduated on March 18, and my father died on March 23, 1995. We are on debts and it was very hard for me being the eldest. At last! after two months I landed on a job in retailing business. It's quite  difficult to adjust , to be with this kind of job but its worth fulfilling either. I've got new friends, even those  Class "A" category. I can't help it, in making friends we don't have to select the status in life, it will just come to your life. In the year 1998, I almost forgot our payables of the pawned ricefields and it had earned interests also. My mother cried on the phone for the due is getting nearer. I was quite desperate until I decided to go to church when I have my lunch break. I entered at the adoration room , I don't eat my lunch, I was there crying desperately and asked St. Anthony de Padua, our Patron Saint in Calagasan, the place where we lived  before when I was still young. I was asking for help, asking for a sign if I can have the money or I can borrow money for our problem. In the afternoon, I received a call from a friend asking for help related to his business , he came with his wife in the afternoon. It was someting about selling strategies or marketing strategy to be able them to grow the kind of business they have. I was then sharing a bit of my knowledge an unexpectedly the strategy was effective. One day, I was crying secretly and not knowing they visited my office and saw me crying. We've talked and I hesitantly share my problem because its a family problem, too personal. But then his wife insisted me to tell them the story. I considered it was a blessing because his wife offered me and  gave me the chance to borrow the amount. For me it was an answered prayer  because it has signs before it was granted. The best and unforgettable part was after the day that they lend me the money, I think its about a  week they  flew to the States and until now, we don't have communication even in facebook. But I heard them through a friend also. They lived happily there and I concluded that , a helping hand got more graces from the Lord.