Greeting from my Family to Yours! More Happiness and Blessings this Year 2009 and Always!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In the morning, we went to the bank and deposited the check my in-laws gave to us as our gifts for Christmas, then afterwords, headed to the Mall and returned the gloves my hubby gave me, then I got the chance to shop at Old Navy and bought myself a blouse and camisole that goes with it. Ate lunch at fast food, then play games at the video arcade. Oh, man that was a long day, but I have no regret for we all have fun doing things together as family, plus were able to catch three opps despite of that before the end of the day.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Peppermint oil, found in most candy canes, also appears to have health benefits. A recent British Medical Journal study, led by McMaster University researcher Alex Ford, concludes that peppermint oil should be the first line of defense against irritable bowel syndrome, a condition characterized by abdominal pain and irregular bowels that affects between 5 to 20 percent of the population.Peppermint oil, and other potent essential oils, may even one day be wafted in their vapor form over food to prevent the growth of bacteria.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
with my brother, Danny, mother and Maureen..
mother with Karla and Maureen...
with my mother and borther is Ara....
and here is the second to the youngest and third Camille and youngest, Ara! They were all chilling after the big Noche Buena!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
You are Multicolored Lights
Your holidays are a time for cheer and excitement.
You love so much about the holidays, and everyone perks up a little from your happiness.
You try to be grateful for what you have this time of the year.
Even if things have been tough, you can't help but be joyful.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
I really miss Christmas celebration in the Philippines and seeing decors everywhere. I remember when I was in grade school, we used to make our own Parol (Christmas Lantern) and then carry it with us during the parade on Christmas Party at school. And really enjoyed doing it every time.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Each year, there are plenty of reasons that the holidays are the best time for a job search, including these 3 advantages:
1.) There's a TON less competitionfor jobs--even this year.
Don't tell your peers, but the law of probability is at work during the holiday season. With less applicants in circulation, you'll gain a much stronger reception from employers.
2.) Ample networking opportunities are everywhere.
Your next job lead could come from the literally dozens of people you can meet--some of them key decision-makers, or those with access to them--at holiday events.
3.) End-of-year budgets and hiring needs are all working in your favor.
While the myths abound as to how employers don't hire during the holiday season, many still have business needs (some even more so) during the last 2 months of the year.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Sometimes we think that we already knew what love is...but as soon as we became a mother, that's when we realized that we still don't know a lot of things about true love. I experienced it myself and sure all mothers and fathers did too! When Jacob was born, I learned that I have so much love to give than I ever thought. It is weird but I feel much love with my son now than my husband. He is constantly on my mind everyday. When he is sick or hurt, I always say that if I can only take the pain out of him, then I will do it. I would rather take the pain he feels and suffer myself than seeing him suffers. Being a mother I always think of my son and his needs even his future. Whatever I do, I do it for him. True love is sacrifice, constantly thinking of him/her, patience, long suffering, kind, humility, forgiveness and more....and that is what parents feel for their children/child.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
1 1/2 pounds tiger prawns, peeled and deveined
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven on broiler setting.
In a small saucepan, melt butter with garlic and lemon juice.
Place broiler pan on top rack, and broil prawns for 4 to 5 minutes, or until done.
Now, he uses the bath tub and he calls it "my little swimming pool" :-)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time to reflect on people and events you are grateful for, but this year, with so much bad news about home mortgages, increased heating prices, and the reality of job cuts, it may seem hard to find reasons to be thankful. Surprisingly, that's exactly why you should be thankful, psychologists say.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
10 cups chopped, seeded, peeled, cored tomatoes
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot, adding hot pepper sauce, if desired. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Ladle hot salsa into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust two-piece caps. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
1 large hard boiled egg, chopped
2 tablespoons onion, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/3 teaspoon sugar
black pepper to taste
Chop egg, onion and celery. Place in a large bowl.
Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar and black pepper. Stir all ingredients together.
Cover and chill overnight or at least 2 hours before serving.
If desired, serve on bread, roll, croissant or pita bread with green leaf lettuce.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
The traditional culinary style has been greatly influenced by the long-ago traders from neighboring countries, such as Indonesia, India, the Middle East, and China.Malay food is often described as spicy and flavorful as it utilizes a melting pot of spices and herbs.
Nasi Lemak - a rice cooked with coconut milk and served with anchovies, nuts, cucumbers, a chili paste known as sambal and a choice of curries.
Kangkung belacan' is kangkung wok-fried in a pungent sauce of shrimp paste (belacan) and hot chilli peppers. Various other items are cooked this way, including petai (which is quite bitter when eaten raw; some older generation Malays still eat it as is) and yardlong beans.
Rice is the staple diet in any Malay meal. It is often served for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper too. Most meals are eaten by using your fingers, and eating utensils are kept to a minimum. All dishes are served at the same time, accompanied by a refreshing drink. Fish is popular in Malay cooking, as with other seafood such as shrimps and cuttlefish. Beef and mutton are very popular choices but never pork as it is against their religious beliefs to eat pork. The other popular white meat is chicken.
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According to research/study, mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) can fight the effects of bad saturated fats, that can help in losing weight. MUFAs are believed to target the belly fats. Finally, I have found the diet that is perfect for me. You think this diet is for you? Then, visit their website to learn more about Fat Belly Diet and get yourself some delicious goodies on top of getting your flat belly back the way it was before. Don’t wait long, act now!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
|You Are Scrabble|
You are incredibly clever and witty. You can talk your way out of (and into) situations easily.
You are an excellent decision maker. You are good at weighing the options in front of you.
You're the type of person who can make something out of nothing. You are very resourceful.
You know a lot of things. Most importantly, you know when people are wrong - even when they won't admit it.
This is so true! I love playing scrabble and will never get tired of it. I remember when I was still in Malaysia living with my Aunt; every Sunday, my friends and I go to Filipino Community and play scrabble with fellow Filipinas who love scrabble like me. Then, one day they organized a tournament and proudly said that I won the third place! Every once in a while my hubby and I play and almost all the time I win the game and now, he was challenged and he gets very serious because he wants to beat me; and he succeed!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
I love these pictures of Jacob and Daddy together; they looked so adorable. I still smile everytime I look at them. These are treasure I can not afford to lose and also something Jacob will remember when he grows up. It's funny because every time I show them to him he always says; "that's baby Jacob, Mommy." instead of "that was me."
October 31, 2006
Busy again with the kitchen, hopefully we would be able to finish it this week. I have had a bad day today, and this is one of those days where my mood swing attacks me. I take it out on Matt and feel so bad for that. I am glad that he is so patient with me and my being mean on those days. We still manage to work things out. Sometimes I just don’t want to talk, but be quiet. The kitchen is not even half way done. We ate junk foods today, burgers from Wendy’s which I called junk foods. Dinner, nothing much but went trick or treating. Jacob has so much fun trick or treating tonight, ‘though it is very chilly outside. Tomorrow, we need to go to Sandy Mc Curly’s retirement party at TI campus. She has worked there for 38 years. I have been eating a lot but no exercise at all. I was just lazy walking on the treadmill, and I’d rather walk outside. Since the weather is getting cold I have no choice but to try walking on the treadmill starting tomorrow.
These are few of quotations from the leader of our church (Latter Days Saints). I like them becuase they always inspire me to be better person, wife, mother and a citizen of the nation where I belong now.
"The more perfect one becomes, the less he is inclined to speak of the imperfections of others."
—ElRay L. ChristiansenCR, April 1956, p. 114.
"The Savior will let you feel the love He feels for those you serve. The call is an invitation to become like Him."
Elder Henry B. EyringEnsign, May 2000, 66
"The world is in need of your help. There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. The blessings of eternity await you."
President Thomas S. MonsonEnsign, May 2001, 48
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
This one was last years Halloween with our neighbor, Jackson back in Texas. As you can see, he is wearing a cowboy costume here also.
This is one more of his picture taken wearing his costume. He really adores this cowboy costume of him :-)
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Your Birth Month is March
I love it when it says, I can laugh at adversary; being generous and respect. I am am outgoing person just like my husband and son; cheerful. But when it comes to sense of humor, I don't think I have great one. I hope I do. Anyway, try this test at blogthing.com and enjoy the result of the test!