Saturday, December 26, 2009
Welcome to Saturday: 9 . What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!
Saturday 9: Sam's Last Stand of 2009
1. What did you think of 2009?
~~ Challenging (at least for us)!
2. What do you think was the news story of the year?
~~ Pres. Obama...who else?
3. What happened this year that you never want to hear another word about?
~~ A Big Lie made by a relative!
4. What was your favorite song of 2009?
5. What did you accomplish this year?
~~ Nothing much...hope to accomplish one this 2010.
6. Did you learn anything new this year?
~~ Yes, that you cannot please everyone!
7. What are you looking forward to in the new year?
~~ For our lease to be over and move to a new house.
8. What are your plans for New Year's Eve?
~~ Midnight dinner with hubby and son.
9. What's the best thing you ever did on a New Year's Eve?
~~ Watched fireworks and spent quiet time with my family alone.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
but only true friends will leave
footprints in your heart.
~Eleanor Roosevelt ~
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: Lola's Holiday Meme
1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show?
~~ Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.
2. What holiday character do you think you're most like?
~~ Santa Claus
3. What holiday character does your spouse think you're most like?
~~ Mrs. Claus
4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song?
~~ It's Christmas All Over the World.
5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song?
~~ Sad Christmas songs
6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?
7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it?
~~ Love it
8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas present?
9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer's father?
10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people's holiday decorations?
~~ Yes, we do!
11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, 'oh that's lovely'? Or do you think, 'oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn'?
12. Are you counting the days to Christmas with excited anticipation or dread?
13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap?
~~ Lat year, no I didn't sit on his lap!
14. Do you make a Christmas list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you?
~~ I want it to be a surprise, so I let him pick my gift for...if I don't like ie, I can always return it...and he is fine with that.
15. When do you put up your tree?
~~ Day after Thanksgiving.
16. Real or fake?
~~ Fake for now , but would love to have a real one next year.
17. When do you take your tree down?
~~ After three kings.
18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for?
~~ Yes, chocolates for my nieces, wrappers and winter clothing.
19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend?
~~ I don't work, but sure miss parties at work when was still working.
20. Do you have your New Year's Eve Plans set yet?
~~ Yup! Just spend a quiet time with hubby and son home.
Friday, December 18, 2009
You Love the Holidays More than Anyone
The holidays are a special time for you, and you try to keep the holiday spirit going all year long.
You believe that this season is all about giving, and you love the chance to practice generosity.
Whether you're making someone smile with the perfect gift or feeding everyone cookies, the holidays always elevate your mood.
Just putting on your favorite holiday song always warms your heart. Even if it's July!
Friday, December 11, 2009
1. Good times: are times where I spend time with my family.
2. Hello everyone, welcome to my home.
3. Sleigh bells ring are you listening?
4. Small acts of kindness we do means a lot though to us it is little.
5. Once more, you can do better, just keep trying and be patient.
6. Are you sure, this is the end?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping early, tomorrow my plans include laundry in the morning, attend birthday of Jake's classmate in the afternoon and going to a church Multi-cultural Christmas party at night and Sunday, I want to go to church with my family then rest afterward, maybe taking a nap.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: The Can't Sleep Meme
Would it be hard to kiss the last person you kissed?
~~ No, if it is either my hubby or son.
When is it hard to kiss someone?
~~ When I am angry.
You're trapped in a room with your most recent ex for three days, what do you do?
~~ Nothing...just talked with him.
Does it matter to you if your significant other smokes?
~~ Yup, but fortunately he doesn't!
Have you ever regretted letting someone go?
~~ No, had I not let him go, I wouldn't be married to my wonderful husband :-)!
Where would you go if you were butt naked and locked out of your house?
~~ My next door neighbor to borrow and borrow something to cover it :-)!
Do you want to please everyone?
~~ Who wouldn't? But unfortunately, it would be impossible no matter how much I tried.
Have you ever been called heartless?
Someone calls you at 3:00 AM, who do you expect it to be?
~~ Member of my extended family in the Philippines.
Does it matter if your significant other drinks?
~~ Nope, as long as it is not alcoholic beverages.
Could you go the rest of your life without doing drugs?
~~ Yup, if I don't have health problems.
Which is better, amazing eyes or an amazing smile?
~~ Smile...of course!
Do you want to get married and have children one day?
~~ Had you asked me this question 9 years ago, I would say, yes! Am married now with an adorable son.
Are you easy to get along with?
~~ I think, yes :-)!
Do you ever want to go to sleep and not wake up?
~~ No...not ever!
Are you shorter than your Mom?
~~ No, I think we are on the same height.
Describe your life currently in one word:
Are you on medication for anything?
~~ Yes, immunosuppressants.
Who would you allow to read your thoughts for one day?
~~ My husband.
Are there things in your life that you will never be able to get over?
~~ Blaming myself from the death of my first child...It wasn't my fault, but I still think It was.
If you woke up naked next to the last person you kissed, what would your reaction be?
~~ Nothing...because he would be my husband.
Friday, December 4, 2009
Here we go...
2. You have the right to express what you feel.
3. It's not easy to succeed, it would take time.
4. Spending more than you earn is ridiculous!
5. I feel more safe and secure when hubby is home.
6. I love you pumpkin...goodnight!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to updating my blogs and posting some meme, tomorrow my plans include go window shopping at T.J.Max tomorrow my plans include talk to my mother on the phone.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: The Tell Me About Yourself Meme
1. When is your birthday? ~ Sometime in March
2. Where were you born? ~ Hospital
3. Where do you live now? ~~ Two bedrooms, two baths apartment.
4. What is your heritage? ~~ Filipino
5. Tell us about a weakness. ~ Foods
6. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve? ~ Work as a Nurse.
7. What is the most overused internet phrase? ~ Cyber- Monday and LOL.
8. What was your first thought this morning? ~ If not for my headache I wouldn't go back to bed after preparing my son for school.
9. When do you usually go to bed? ~ Ten o'clock most of the time.
10. Do you smoke? If not, did you ever? ~ Yes, when I was a teenager, just for curiosity reason.
11. Do you like your current relationship status? ~ Yes, absolutely!
12. Do you (or did you) get along with your parents? ~ Yes, we have good relationship.
13. How often do you drink alcohol? ~ I don't drink any alcoholic beverages.
14. Have you ever tried drugs (that weren't prescribed)? ~ Absolutely not and... never will!
15. Have you ever gone skinny dipping? ~ If yes, do tell. No and never will!
16. If given the choice, how would you like to die? ~ Very quick, old without suffering.
17. What did you want to be when you grew up?~ Happily married with kids.
18. Have you ever been dumped? ~ Yup, I wouldn't be married to my hubby have I not.
19. What's on your pizza? ~ Canadian ham, and pineapple.
20. Have you ever shoplifted? ~ No!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This photos was taken 3 years later after our wedding :-)!
And he is the fruit of our LOVE!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: The Party Mummy Meme
1. Name someone with the same birthday as you.
~~ My Grandfather.
2. Where was your first kiss?
~~ From my first love and BF, in front of our house.
3. Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex? If yes, why?
4. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? When?
~~ Yes, when I was still a choir member at church.
5. What's the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
~~ Personal hygiene, and the way they dress.
6. What really turns you off?
~~ Arrogance, conceited and rudeness.
7. What is your biggest mistake?
~~ I made some mistakes in my life...but the biggest one didn't happen yet!
8. Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
~~ No! Why would I do that? By accident, yes!
9. Say something totally random about yourself.
~~ Shy and simple.
10. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
~~ Yup :-)... t'was a long time ago.
11. Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows?
~~ Yes, with my son.
12. Are you comfortable with your height?
~~ I am not tall, but yes I am.
13. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
~~ Candle Light dinner at my fave restaurant.
14. When do you know it's love?
~~ When all I think about is him and when it feels right from the very beginning of the courtship.
15. What's something that really annoys you?
~~ inconsiderate neighbors.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I am not a good driver as well, but I always make sure that my son is buckled up, and that I am always aware of the speed limit when in at school zone, residential road on top of driving the speed limit anytime anywhere to avoid accident. For some reason, there are some people who are not considerate enough for the safety of other people. They just don't realize that they are also endangering their life by doing that.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Leo Maccool at the blog Butch Girlcat. It's a 50 question meme, so we decided do it in two parts. Today is Part 2. She explains that she stole meme from the ever-fabulous GREG. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Cheers to all us thieves!
Sunday Stealing: The Strange Question Meme, Part 2
26. What color is your watch?
~~ Gold and Silver.
27. What do you think of when you hear “Australia”?
~~ Sidney Opera House and the movie "Finding Nemo" :-)!
28. Would you strip for money?
~~ Absolutely not!
29. Do you go in a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
~~ I would go if I have my son with me.
30. What is your favorite number?
31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
~~ My friend, Juliet.
32. Any plans today?
~~ Yup, attend church service and visit a friend after taking a nap after church :-)!
33. In how many states have you lived?
~~ Two, Texas and Virginia.
34. Biggest annoyance right now?
~~ The constant noise of our neighbors upstairs are making.
35. Last song listened to?
~~ My son was singing a minute ago and it was all about FALL where leaves are falling :-)!
36. Can you say the alphabet backwards?
~~ Yes, but it would be slow :-); my 5 year old son is good on that!
37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?
~~ How I wished; maid service there days are so expensive, I'd rather clean my house, myself.
38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
~~ Flat brown Mary Jane style shoes.
39. Are you jealous of anyone?
40. Is anyone jealous of you?
~~ None that I know of!
41. Do you love anyone?
~~ Yes, who doesn't?
42. Do any of your friends have children?
43. What do you usually do during the day?
~~ The usual, chores, blogging and errands.
44. Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
~~ As I said: No! Maybe what they do instead (see #34).
45. Do you use the word hello daily?
~~ On the Phone.
46. What color is your car?
47. What size wedding ring do you wear?
~~ I don't have any idea what size my wedding ring is!
48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
~~ Yes, my parents in the Philippines.
49. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
~~ Yes, in San Antonio , Texas.
50. How did you get your worst scar?
~~ When I had the Kidney Transplant! (a reminder of the second life God has given me).
Friday, November 6, 2009
2. Do you watch reality shows? Which ones?
~~ I used to...It was the Amazing Race.
3. What's your favorite all time reality show?
~~ Amazing Race!
4. Do you feel "reality" shows are real or are they faked?
~~ For me, most of them are scripted that is why I stopped watching them except the Amazing Race.
5. What did you look like when you were a teenager?
~~ Nerdy, skinny and ugly.
6. Whose advice do you listen to?
~~ My parents, hubby, church leaders and trusted friends.
7. How often do you sick?
~~ I rarely get sick.
8. Do you like or dislike change?
~~ Yes, I do like change for it is a good thing and I learn from it every time.
9. How many times in your life have you had a broken heart?
~~ Several times.
Join us at Saturday: 9. We haven’t any rules here. "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy the weekend!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
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Thursday, October 22, 2009
With the use of modern technology such as internet, finding old friends from high school as well as long lost friends even relatives makes easier! I am amazed to find some friends I met while serving a mission for church in the southern part of the
You Are Optimistic and Sweet
You're the type of person who wears a costume representing who you wish you were. You're likely to dress up as a historical figure or a super hero.
You think it's fun to dream and play a little. Halloween really brings out your lighter side.
Your favorite Halloween celebration is with your favorite people. You love to see what costumes your friends end up wearing.
You feel like you can learn a lot from what your friends choose to be this time of the year. It's how they really reveal themselves.
Friday, October 16, 2009
1. So are we going to your parents house for Thanksgiving or Christmas, Honey?
2. A trip to pumpkin patch with my son's class is what's up ahead.
3. I love to cook and eat that is why I gained extra weight since I got here in the U.S.
4. Having fun of some sort is what's going to pumpkin patch with kids is all about.
5. I walk a thousand mile just to be with my family in the Philippines.
6. Peace and Happiness is the true elixir of life!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to updating my blogs , tomorrow my plans include attending church activity and Sunday, I want to go to church with my family to attend the Stake Conference and then rest afterward.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
~~ God has prepared us to survive a world of permissiveness. We can gain strength by keeping the commandments of God.~~ If we don't nourish our mighty change of heart, it will turn to stone.
~~ Having religious observance at home is as important as providing food, clothing and shelter.
~~ Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need?
~~ Christ enlists us in his service, He invites us to draw close to him.
~~ We are the Lord's hands on the earth with a mandate to serve others.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
School doesn’t end with the bell. You, as a parent, want to be able to give your child the best education possible and as much help as he or she needs—but where do you start? And where do you draw the line?
Even though your child may complain when sent off to school, don't underestimate the importance that he or she places on his school success. Achievement in school can have an amazing impact on your child's self-esteem.
Because teachers are professionally trained to help children learn, we've polled a few educators to get their opinion on how you can best help your child's education.
Teachers want to resolve concerns as soon as possible, and are willing to talk to parents about the specific needs of their children. Marcie Gallacher, a former second grade teacher from Wilton, California, says that it is important to "keep lines of communication open. Talk to teachers about questions first, rather than other parents."
Start your relationship with your child's teacher right away. Attend back-to-school nights and open houses so that the teacher knows you are excited about your child's education, and tell the teacher specifically that you want to work together to make this year one of your child's best. Your children will have a much better school experience if you are working with their teachers, not against them.
Read to your children.
Because of the effect reading has on all subjects (yes, reading helps with math, too!), teaching your child to read and continuing to read with him or her is an influential part in preparing your child for school. Hearing books read aloud affects students' independent reading and oral reading, says Gallacher.
Mike Cline, a teacher in Murray, Utah, agrees. "The reason many children act out is because either they can't read or they are not confident at reading, so they don't want to be called on."
Aside from reading to them, encourage your children to read on their own. Encourage your children to choose reading activities (rather than resort to them) by taking a trip to the library once a week. Let them leave their books out in the family room; they might see them and choose to read instead of watch television.
Talk to your kids about school.
Mike Cline's wife, Laurie, teaches junior high in Taylorsville, Utah. She says, "One of the biggest things parents can do for us as teachers is to talk to their kids about school." Asking how their classes are going, what they are learning about, and if they need help studying for tests is extremely important, Laurie says. If children sense that education is important to you, it will be important to them, too.
Make an effort to spend more time with your children and talk to them about important things in their lives. If they express a concern to you about a school assignment, do your best to help them with it. Show them where to research the topic, but do not do your child's work for them. Teachers are well aware when parents have been doing their kids' homework, and they don't like it.
"I wish that parents would celebrate their children for their accomplishments as well as work with them on their deficiencies," says Annalisa Arizpe, a high school teacher from Clermont, Florida. "Be happy and show joy when your child improves. Accept their personal best.
"Accepting their personal best, however, doesn't mean that you can't help your child improve," Arizpe continues. "I wish that [parents] would look at the papers that their children bring home and really question their answers." Questions like, "Why did you believe that was the correct answer?" and "What could you have done differently?" are the types of questions that encourage, not discourage.
"I am blessed to have several parents who volunteer on a regular basis," says Gretchen Kemp, another high school teacher in Clermont, Florida. "It just so happens that more times than not, these are the students who are straight-A students, those who put in the most effort, and go on to be great community volunteers, as well."
Being involved doesn't need to take lots of time from your already-packed schedule. It is understandable that a parent would be too busy to be the head of the PTA, but even bringing a snack in for a special day or chaperoning a short field trip is a big help to teachers.
But remember not to get too involved. Sometimes parents end up holding back their children when they are trying desperately to help. "I had one parent that every couple of weeks would pick up her eighteen-year-old daughter's missing assignments," says Arizpe. "She would return her child's work a couple of days later. This parent would also call me with questions that the girl had. It was too much, and in my opinion, this girl will never learn the importance of responsibility."
Take advantage of technology.
We live in a time when almost anything can be found online, including your child's grades. "Most schools have grades available online; if that is the case, parents should check them often to see for themselves how their child is doing," says Laurie Cline. If you don't keep up with your child's schoolwork, you might be surprised and overreact when a child brings home a not-so-desirable grade. "Be aware of your child's grades. Do not wait until progress reports and report cards to show concern," says Arizpe.
With some help and prompting on your part, your child can learn to make the most of his or her education - and eventually become a steward over it. And if you remember to always support your children, take advantage of resources, and remind them to step up to responsibility, then you're sure to produce lifelong learners.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
A similar dish is also known among the Bataks of Indonesia, called sangsang. Sangsang is made from pork or dog meat (or more rarely, water buffalo meat), coconut milk and spices (including kaffir lime and bay leaves, coriander, shallot, garlic, chili pepper and Thai pepper, lemongrass, ginger, galangal, turmeric and andaliman (the fruit of a native shrub similar to Sichuan pepper)).
Sangsang has special significance to the Bataks, as it is an obligatory dish in Batak marriage celebrations.Source: Wikipedia
Thursday, October 1, 2009
|Your Primary Mood Color is Blue|
You are a sensitive and reflective person. You have a good intuition for emotions.
You can sense what people are feeling and even sometimes what they are thinking.
You communicate well, and you're also a good listener. You cherish your friends, and every word they say is important to you.
You are always there for the people you love, and you expect the same in return. You crave deep connection and understanding.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
This week's theme: What women can do that men cannot!
~~ Women can bear a child, breast feed and not to mention the monthly cycle!
~~ Multi-tasking is definitely hard for men (based on my experienced with hubby). Women is good on that especially at home.
~~ What is it in men asking for direction or even help? I find it hard for my hubby to ask for these things.
~~ Behind the success of man is a woman...is definitely true!
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