Saturday, May 31, 2008

Another Quickie

I was not able to blog last Thursday and Friday since I was absent for work. I stayed at home resting. I had a fever for 2 days and I'm not really feeling well...physically and emotionally.

Lot of things have happened last Wednesday. First, my husband is back to his lazy self where he didn't report for work and never even bothered to tell me. I called his office and that's when I found out that his not there. He won't accept my calls nor reply back to my texts. I was really pissed off when I found out that he was absent. Obviously, his playing DOTA at that time keeping himself busy.

Apart from that, I received a text that really hurt me and made me decide to keep distance with them for the time being. I told Hubby that I will never be seen nor heard from that person and whoever that is close to her. Her identity will be a secret since I don't want to hurt Hubby's feelings and of course somehow I was close to her prior to the text message she sent me.

Right now, Hubby and I are okay. Although last Wednesday night, I was really packing some of my things and I want to go to my Lola's place and stayed there until Sunday. Well, change of plans since I want to confront Hubby about his issues and I want to have a discussion. I'm almost fed-up with his ways in dealing stress and pressure. Don't want to elaborate on it but I'm sick and tired of it.

My husband is 1 week absent for work. Hopefully next week, he will have the decency to show up at his office and talk to his manager or supervisor about his issues working there. I told him that he should discuss it with them so they have an option for him. But of course, his so stubborn that I want to yell at him. I wonder now if he still have a job when he decided to show up....

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Online

Goodie! I'm finally back on my blog...hehehe.

Yesterday, I called our company's helpdesk to fix my PC here in the office. Unfortunately, I got spywares and there are lots of them. It's actually my fault since I've been searching the net for Enrique Iglesia's Escape (mp3) on which I still haven't found. I only have the Spanish version as a consolation. Bummer!

So there, it started last Friday and I called the helpdesk yesterday. It got fixed early today. Thanks to
Spybot! This was the software tool that the guy from our Helpdesk used in order to remove the spywares and malwares in my PC. Good 'ole and reliable Spybot! I've used this software before when I was a TSR in Dell (that was 3 years ago) and it's good to know that it's still doing the magic...hehehe.

Lesson Learned (Geeze, I should've known better. Shame on me!): Never get caught up with mp3 searching on the net...ahahaha! Once is enough for me.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Tres Mosqueteros

Earlier, me together with my 2 buddies in the office went down for a break. Rod needs a "smoke break" and he asked Con to accompany him. I needed to go to the bank and withdraw my allowance for the week so I tag along with them.

After our objectives for the break have been met, we went into "photo tripping" mode

Obviously, we are not the camera-shy types


Random Things About Me

Tagged by Sheryll. It took me awhile before I can do the tag bcoz I thought I've done this tag before and yet I can't seem to find it in my blog.

Anyways, here is my fair share to keep this tag going...


RULES:
1. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
2. Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their ten things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 10 people to get tagged and list their breads.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

ABOUT MOI...
1. I walk fast. It can be compared to the busy people of New York when they are walking along the streets of the Big Apple...hehehe.
2. I still have this bad habit of biitng my nails (I know it's kinda gross and it's way too old for me to do it. Having a hard time to get rid of it though).
3. I don't like Math especially if it's Algebra and Calculus. Ugh! I like Trigonometry though ;)
4. I like to do things that are planned.
5. I'm not really a homebody. I love to go out even if it's just hitting the mall to look around :)

6. I experienced to be a "working student" when I was in my junior year in college. Mon-Fri I can be seen in ADU. Sat and Sun, I can be seen in Wendy's...hehehe.
7. I was planning to get married at 30 years old but it never happened. I got married last year (I'm 27 yrs old then).
8. I can be patient for a long peiod of time but once I came to a point that I can'ttake it and I had enough, you will see me in a different way (my alter ego?! maybe).
9. I always picked on my youngest sister (bunso). I just so love to tease and annoy her. Normally, she will do the same thing to me...ahahaha!
10. I'm a grandma's girl :) I grew up with her until I was 6 years old and my mother took me to be with them. I admit that I'm much closer and at ease with my grandmother than my mother.

It's time to get to know you more:
Jeng, Lizzie, MJ, Vangie, Alma, Jown2, Jenny, Dana-Debbie, Abilene and Carol



No Pain No Gain



It's been 3 weeks since the last time I hit the gym. I was actually thinking of freezing my account for the coming months to cut down the cost of our expenses...hehehe. This is my share of saving up some money for our future.


I was active in FF for 6 months and I developed some toned muscles which is actually good (it's not bulky at all). At least there's nothing flabby in my body. In order to maintain my current built without crashing the gym, I decided to do the workouts in Hip Hop Abs DVD by Shaun T...hehehe.


There are various routines that you can choose from depending on the part of your body that you want to work on and the ones that I picked will concentrate more on the abs, thighs, legs and buns. It normally takes me 45 minutes to complete all of it and it make me sweat more compared to my gym program!

I'm still thinking if I will do the workouts today or tomorrow. I did my Hip Hop Abs routine last Saturday and my upper back and the back of my thighs are aching up to now. Sigh! This is the price I have to endure in wanting to stay fit (not that I mind).

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Quickie

Just want to say to everyone (who will read my blog) ....

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

I don't have enough time last Friday to blog hop and leave a message to everyone. Need to go home asap that day since I have to cook our dinner and do some laundry...hehehe. Tough being a housewife =P

See you all on Monday! Cheers! Ü

Friday, May 23, 2008

Being a Wife...


...gives you a chance to be INDEPENDENT personally and as a couple.

...you develop and learn to be ORGANIZE.

...you learn to BUDGET.

...you learn to REALLY DO MULTI-TASKING.

...you have your own dose of EXERCISE from doing almost all the household chores.

...you learn to COOK.

...you learn to PRIORITIZE.

...you learn the value of TIME MANAGEMENT.

...makes you see LIFE in a different kind of way.

...makes you VALUE more the word FAMILY.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

David Cook Bags This Year's AI!

Wooohooo! So happy upon learning the news that the big winner is none other that my personal fave (after hearing him sang Mariah Carey's song), DAVID COOK!

Yey! So happy for him. I want him to be the winner and he did!


As for David A., he also has a good voice but some of them are too mellow for me...hehehe. Despite of coming as a runner-up, he will definitely have his own album as well!

Congratulations to the two Davids! Both of you deserve a standing ovation for an outstanding performances all throughout this season's American Idol

Coffee Break Ver. 1.10

Rainy Season is definitely here! Compared to last year, rain showers are experienced much sooner than what we have expected (for me, yes).

For this week's coffee break,
Jan's question is...


How would you spend a rainy day on a lazy afternoon?

> Naturally I will be either taking a nap or watching DVDs :)
> It's a perfect time to do my "Hip Hop Abs" routine/s if I'm lazy to hit the gym...hehehe Ü
> Additional is it's an opportunity to bond with my hubby and catching up with our daily activities.

Be Insured


Not all of us have insurance and there's a high probability that all of us are having second thoughts on getting one. Can't blame them since we will invest on these insurances only to find out that sooner or later they are out of business. That sucks big time!

I for one have an insurance. For me, it's my way of saving up some of my money from working continuously (yep, I don't have any gaps at all in my work history). Naturally once you've been a regular employee, you will get the benefits that the company promised you. Some of this includes leaves, allowances, medical insurance and life insurance. But what if, you got yourself in an
Injury at Work or worst your unemployed and you got in an accident or any injuries, how can you wiggle yourself way out of the expenses?

Crazy as it may sound but there are some companies that offers claims for personal injuries and calamities as well! Too good to be true but it's real. One company in UK offers this type of service - 100% Compensation for an individual. You can check out the link above for more details and info.

Hope we could have the same one here in Manila but then again I'm not sure if it's feasible with a government like ours...Sheesh...

Happy Bday to my BFF


It's May 22 and how can I forget my BFF's Birthday!

She's currently working in Dubai together with her husband Nomer for their cute daughter's future, Ayen (she's my goddaughter and one of the flower girls on my wedding).

Our friendship have come along long long way. I'm her personal walking diary...hehehe.

Happy Birthday Joan! Wish you good health and lots of blessings for your family. See you on May 31 Ü

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Need Extra Credit for Business?

Most of us have our own credit cards that we basically used for our personal needs. We can shop, dine in, travel, relax, etc. Basically its main purpose is to make the most out of life by just a swipe of the card.

But how about if you’re planning to put up a business and you can't use the credit card due to its limitations or the obvious fact that it has highest interest rates. Realities like that are such downers making it impossible to charge everything on that card while you’re on the verge of investing. That might be a problem for our future entrepreneurs or for those people who wants to take a chance in putting up a business of their own.

It would be a relief if they can find something like
small business credit cards that is actually tailored-fit for a business newbie. This means more advantages on your side as you start your goal of becoming a successful business owner!

This is actually the first time I heard about this kind of credit cards. This would be a great deal for business-minded peeps like my mom and my sister...hehehe. Hmmm... Maybe I could join their bandwagon Ü

AI Winner Is...

Brace yourselves for tomorrow to meet the next American Idol...Will it be David Cook? or David Archuleta?













Stay tuned for tomorrow's big night. I'm hoping that David Cook will win. I'm so nuts with his Always Be My Baby version...ahahaha! I Alternative music!

Online Gambling

Have you tried online gambling or any online casino games? I'm actually curious about this since I've never been to any casino before though I had an idea on how it looks inside. Thanks to television and foreign movies for the sneak peek...hehehe!
The concept of online casino games is like of an actual casino where they have this famous games to choose from. Of course betting is required but don't ask me on how it's done since I've never explored a casino site before.

Lucky for us since there are some sites that will serve as your guide to the world of
online casino. Have a tutorial and read the pros and cons of each gambling site/games. Do a background check before indulging yourselves.

An online casino 101 is not bad as long as you watch for yourself Ü

Back on Track

I'm relieved that Hubby finally came down to his senses...Hehehe.

Yesterday and today he actually report for work! Hoooray! But I'm still keeping my fingers crossed since there's a tendency that he will fluctuate along the way (again).

I told him that I can't handle all of our expenses by me working alone. Honestly, I really can't. I urged him to be patient for the meantime since we don't have other options at hand.

I'm praying that he can manage to report for work for 1 whole month. And hoping that it will stay the same for the coming months. For the meantime, I'll just be his guardian angel who will pro-actively seek for other jobs in his behalf. This means, hitting the internet for various job sites and creating an account for him.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Click it Away

I just want to share with you all that here is another way where you can have extra income aside from blogging.

This is not much compared to other opportunities but if you don't have anything to do during your free time, it's not so bad to click a few sites here and there and get something in return, ayt?!

Earn3.com  View Ads, Get Paid

Onamae wa nan to desu ka?

Thanks Issa for this tag Ü


For the instructions, add your name on the list and simply spell out your name using the given Japanese letter- translations below. Tag six of your friends and inform them of the tag. Have fun.
TRANSLATION: A - ka -----G - ji -----M - rin -----S - ari----- Y - fuB - tu -----H - ri -----N - to ------T - chi -----Z - ziC - mi----- I - ki -----O - mo -----U - doD - te----- J - zu -----P - no ------V - ruE - ku-----K - me ----Q - ke ------W - meiF - lu-----L - ta ------R - shi ------X - na

1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like american and states har....har...har...)
2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. JACQUELINE - zukamikedokutakitoku (Ayay!! Unsaman ni perti mang taasa..wa ko kasabot nyahahaha)
4. LIRA LUZ - takishika taduzi ( sounds like a title of an anime show) it's cute!
5. Gracey - Katakamikuari (oh my, i'm glad i'm not japanese. Nothing sounds like it!
6. Vannie - Rukatotokiku (huh? ruka sounds cute!) hehehe
7. Farah - Lukashikari (hahaha! it's cute!)
8. Patricia - Nokachishikimikika (ang haba naman! ) : )
9. Jade - Zukateku (parang ang asim)
10. Jade - Zukateku (parang ang asim)
11. Issa - kiariarika (parang ang pangit pakinggan, hahaha!)
12. Joanne - zumokatotoe (ang kulet ng name..parang sumo =P)

It's time for you to find out your Japanese Names :
Nikki, Jeng, Kathy, Jammy, Eileen and Jan

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sweet Sunday

Yesterday was less hectic compared to Saturday. I woke up at 9am which is unusual for me but since I have to do tons of things last Saturday I deserved a long and relaxing sleep.

I prepared our lunch for that matter since breakfast is way too late for us. I decided to make a sweet and sour meatballs as our viand Ü

I followed the recipe provided by Del Monte where I used their pineapple chunks, ketchup and red vinegar. Mixing the sauce is easy but the trouble that I had is with the meatballs. I used ground beef and I decided to cooked it a little bit through the microwave oven. When I saw that it turned light beige color I mixed it with an egg and bread crumbs. I have now a pattie mixture for the meatballs. So I fried the meatballs just like frying a sunny side-up egg.

After frying, I eagerly whipped up the sauce by mixing the pineapply syrup, sugar, vinegar, cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup of water, bell pepper, ketchup and pineapple chunks. Then I added the meatballs and stir every once in awhile then let it simmer for 5 mins. The sweet and sour meatballs are cooked! Yippee! Hubby is excited to taste it.

After gving Hubby's servings of the meatballs on his plate, I waited for his reaction when he took the first bite. He didn't say anything so I asked him outright on what's the taste of the meatballs. He told me that he couldn't taste anything. Puzzled, I took a bite from my own serving. True enough, the meatballs are tasteless while the sauce is done just right. I took another bite and there is something lacking on the meatballs. Then Hubby said that the meatballs are not well-cooked. So I looked inside the meatballs, it seems that his right about the meatballs. Oh boy! Hubby told me that I should've deep fried the meatballs instead of frying it like a fish or a hotdog.

Lesson learned, ground beef takes awhile to be cooked compared to ground pork. I told hubby that next time I will used ground pork instead of beef...ahahaha!

Thankfully, Hubby still managed to eat all of the meatballs. We have it for lunch and dinner which I only ate about 3 or 4 meatballs per meal.

Not only that, Hubby washed the dishes that I used for cooking the meatballs and the plates and cutleries that we used for lunch and dinner. And lastly, he volunteered to do the chore of ironing our clothes for the whole week! Hmmm... I wonder if his up to something fishy...hehehe.

It's about time that he have his own share of the chores since most of them were done by me ad the fact that he didn't go to work for one week. Guess his trying to make up for those absences

Sour Saturday

I had a busy weekend. So hectic that my back hurts and I'm wanting to have a nice massage asap! Let's start first with Saturday....

I woke up at 5am hoping that this time my husband will be motivated to go to work. I went down on thre kitchen and fixed him breakfast. After 20 minutes, I went up to our room and woke him up. His just nodding his head then and I told him that it's already 5:30am. Then after 10mins, he told me that he doesn't want to go to work. I asked him his reason and it better be a good one. After all, his been absent for 4 days! Obviously he couldn't give me a valid reason except that he doesn't feel going to work. Argh! That's it. After hearing it, I gave him a cold shoulder and went to the kitchen. Darn! If his tired then I'm so much tired as well since I always have to wake up early everyday to prepare breakfast for him and then he will tell me that his not going to work.
I spent most of my morning in the kitchen and doing the laundry. On the other hand, my husband was sleeping...dozing off to never ever land. Lucky him! He went downstairs at 12nn where he ate his supposedly breakfast. Me on the other hand, went upstairs to take a nap. I was exhausted cleaning everything. I woke up at 2pm. I have to meet Apple of Yan-Ple for my friend's invitations (her son is having a 1st bday soon). I told Randiej that I'm going to Megamall to do an errand and he asked me if I wanted him to come. So I let him come with me. We took our bath and dressed up. We arrived in Megamall at 4:15pm. At 4:30pm we went to triple V Express where Apple and her family were eating. We didn't stay for long, as soon as we saw her she gave out the invitations and we bid goodbye.

We ate our dinner in Greenwich then off we went to SM Homeworld where we bought our dish organizer and 2 huge basins for the laundry. We went home and call it a night.

I don't know what to do with Hubby. His being stubborn like a kid not wanting to go to school!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Reward

Weeee! Thanks Smorty!
Blog Advertising - Get Paid to Blog

For starters, I had US$18 in my Paypal account. I discovered it yesterday and I was ecstatic to see some figures...hehehe. I will let it sit there for the meantime while I wait for my "other" sources. Hehehehe!

Not bad for a beginner eh?! Thank you so much to fellow
N@Wies for introducing me to the blogging world. Special thanks to Apols for giving me tips =)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Little Becky



One of my colleagues here in the office shared an mp3 file of a young girl who called a demolition company in Dublin, Ireland to knocked her school down. She is dead serious about this matter.

Hear her reason behind the demolition job and her proposal plans to the company. Just click this link .

Cute Lilly at 2

Aside from our very own Charice who did a tremendous performance on Oprah last Monday, there was one cute little angel that was so adorable and the youngest guests of them all that has special talent to share as well.

She may looked like just any ordinary toddler who still baby talks, play and roam around the house watching cartoons or playing with their toys while drinking their milk. But if you start talking about geography, that's a different story.

Her name is
Lilly Gaskin , a 2 year old daughter of James and Nikki, could point out 80 countries in the world map in an instant! Amazing indeed! She doesn't know how to read yet but her memory is superb in locating those countries that all people who saw her were blown-away.

Can't wait to see her when she's all grown up. This time, she probably memorize the capital cities of each countries in the map. Why not? Ü

Third Attempt to Cook

The past 2 days I've been racking up my head on what to cook for dinner. So, I tried cooking last Tuesday night the Sauteed Bitter Gourd with Egg and Groundbeef and yesterday night was Sauteed Mongo Sprouts, Carrots, Chayote with Tofu.

TUESDAY : It's actually easy since all you have to do is mixed everything together then put some Aji Ginisa or Maggi Magic Sarap to taste. I was worried that it will be a disaster. I let my husband to take a spoon full of the veggies. He told me that it was good. Hmm... I know what y'all thinking, his just saying it to please me. That's exactly what I told him...hehehe. So he urged me to taste it for myself which I did. True enough, it was good. I'm all smiles after tasting it. I even joked to hubby that I'm so proud of myself...ahahaha!
Honestly, that's the first time I cooked vegetables. Before, I only used to fried eggs, hotdogs, chicken, porkchops, etc.

WEDNESDAY: I already had a plan on what to served for dinner. This time it will be Mongo Sprouts, Tofu, Carrots and Chayote as the ingredients. Basically all of them will be sauteed :) I was thinking of adding Ground Pork but I got lazy. Hehehehe. Of course, I added Magic Sarap to taste. It will look exactly like the filling for fried lumpia ;)

This time, I didn't asked for hubby's opinion about the taste (I'm giving him a cold shoulder at that time since he didn't go to work which really upsets me). I decided to judged my cooking for that night by tasting it myself. Not bad at all. The vegetables are cooked and their was a meaty flavor on them. Thanks to Magic Sarap (special plugging...wehehehe).



After making two dishes that turns out A-OK, I decided to try some Kitchenomics recipes from Del Monte. I was thinking of making a Sweet and Sour Meatballs for tonight. The problem is there are a lot of variations on how to make it. I'm thinking of using either Pineapple chunks or the Grape Jelly for the sauce. I still can't decide on what to use. Ugh!


Conclusion: Third Attempt to Cook is A-OK.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Broken Hearted

Don't be alarm, it's not me who has an ailing heart. I just want to have a little chit-chat on this topic though I know for a fact that it's not easy to talk about it. I just want to share 2 stories of getting hurt after falling in love. Sounds melodramatic but I got affected by their stories since both of them are very close to me.

Just last month, my sister (we had an age gap of 2 years. I'm the eldest) broke-up with his bf of almost 7 years. The reason for the shattered relationship, a 3rd party. The story was his EX (now) bumped into his highschool crush and they reminisced their good times together and the rest is history. I'm utterly pissed with the girl who obviously flirted her way to get my sister's ex but then again what can we do? Damage has been done and it's time to move on. I advise the guy to let my sister move on and stop bothering her with emails and text messages. Anyways, his the one who broke up with my sister since his conscience is bothering him and his confused on having 2 relationships. Yup! You heard me right, my sister's ex started a relationship with his HS gal this January 2008 while he and my sister are still together. I thank him for that courageous effort of telling my sister that there was someone new and that they should break-up. But it will be better if he just told it much sooner. Oh well, I wish him lots of luck and may they live happily ever after (sarcastic).

Next scenario...

Recenlty, a good friend of mine here in the office got his heart walked over by his X. He was lead on that somehow there's a chance for them to be together again. After all, my friend keeps receiving text messages from his X inviting him to his place, staying overnight or hanging out with him. He didn't see what's coming on the end of the road. Me and another gal buddy kept giving him advises that he shouldn't expect anything from his X since the status of their relationship is still uncertain. Or it will be better if he asked his X outright about their relationship. My gay friend is hesistant to asked. His afraid to know the answer and the real score between them. He love his X dearly and his not sure if his X feels the same way towards him. So he spend most of his time with his X the past 2 weeks until the moment of truth arrived which happened to be yesterday. My friend found out that his X will be leaving this Friday to Vietnam and there are other gay suitors roaming around him. This triggered my friend to ask the burning question that his afraid to asked before. Turns out that his X doesn't want to commit himself to him. Saying that his not the BF type material and he just wants them hanging out together. No strings attached. WTF! Just like a girl being cheated by a guy, he broke down and awfully cry alot. Sigh! I can still hear the sobs from yesterday in my mind.

I advise my sister to enjoy life and for the meantime, live the life of being single and unattached. After all she can do whatever she wants and she can travel to places she wanted to visit without asking for any men's permission (except for our father of course). I joked that she should focus on her career and the goal to be rich. Ahahaha!

To my gayest and jolly friend, I told him to rest his heart for awhile. I gave him a quote which is "Before you love others, love yourself more". I hope he will follow my advice. After all his been through a lot of relationships (some of them I know which he shared the stories with me). If your reading this, give yourself a break dear...ok? Life is too short so you have to enjoy it.

It's miserable to hear these type of stories especially if it's coming from the people who are close to you. I know I can't heal their hearts automatically but I hope and wish that somehow by saying words of encouragement, I somehow manage to soothe the pain in their hearts.


This is one of the few realities in life....LOVE HURTS...

Coffee Break Ver. 1.9

Let's all tackle the ACT of KINDNESS as this week's topic for our coffee break c/o Jan.

Kindness is a gift
that nurtures our souls,
smoothes our edges and
awakens our hearts to beauty.


How would you teach the virtue of kindness to your child?

I think the best way for the parents to teach their children about "Act of Kindness" is by setting an example within your household. It's much easier to explain to the kids about kindness when they see it right in front of their eyes.

As the commercial ad says "Kung ano ang ginagawa ng mga matatanda, nagiging tama sa mata ng bata".

Kindness should start in the family thus we should all be lead as an example.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Second Attempt to Cook


I shared with y'all my first attempt to cook in our apartment which is obviously a failure. But that didn't stop us especially me to have a decent meal (I'm fed up with microwave cooked meals).

Last Saturday, Hubby bought a teflon frying pan and a variety of knives. I asked him to buy as well a can/s of corned beef, potatoes, onions and garlic. On that night, I cooked a sauteed corned beef...hehehe. It's my first time to cook one and I'm pleased with my work. The potatoes are well cooked and it smells good...hehehe.

On Sunday morning, I cooked pancakes for breakfast then on lunch time as per Hubby's request... Argentina corned beef with potatoes and cabbage this time! Hubby missed eating corned beef since when we were in his aunt's house, his not allowed to eat one due to his kidney stone problem. But now, he enjoys eating them because I've given him a herbal medicine as a maintenance for his kidney.

Tomorrow, I'm planning to cook a sweet and sour meatballs or the sauteed bitter gourd with ground beef and egg. Yummy! I have to prepare later tonight the bitter gourd and soak it in salty water to lessen the bitter taste.


Conclusion: Second Attempt to Cook is a Succes.

Happy Mother's Day!

Here’s to my Mom, Lola, Aunts, cousins, and friends.


This is also for my Mommy and Future Mommy blogger friends…

Jown, Thea, Apols, Jody, Gracie, Blog_Gurl, Glenda, Sheena and Chant .

Describe Yourself Today

Thanks Thea for the tag :)

Rule:
1. List 6 things that describe yourself today.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

Today, I am:
- A little bit tired but happy
- Motivated to work
- Inspired
- Excited for the payday to come! Wooohoo!
- Driven to blog...ahahaha! (extra income)
- Looking forward to hit the gym after one week of absence

Links:
Creative In Me Little Peanut Me and Mine Pea in a Pod Sugar Magnolias BLOGGERHAPPY Berry Scrappy Me Myself and I YOUR BLOG

I'm tagging Yvelle, Eileen, Shimumsy and Nikki.

Friday, May 9, 2008

First Attempt to Cook


I mentioned in my previous entry that I can cook as long as it requires frying :)

Yesterday, Hubby and I purchased a gas tank together with the hose and regulator. Inwardly I was rejoicing since we can really COOK now. No more microwave cooking techniques for the meantime.

The problem was we don't have a frying pan available. The only thing that we have our 2 pots that were given as a wedding present. Since I saw some chefs on TV do fried foods on a pot, I told hubby that it's okay if we do the same thing.

We clean up the pot then put it in the gas stove. I turned on the fire and set it to low. After heating up the pot for a few minutes, I noticed that the some portion on the bottom is turning purple and there's a foreign smell coming out of it. A few seconds, smoke is coming out from the pot. I hastily put the oil in order to heat it. Then Hubby noticed that my fire is not that low so he adjusted it. Peeking inside the pot, the oil is definitely heating up but the purple color is covering half of the bottom now! Ugh! Plus, smoke is everywhere as if someone is having a barbecue party.

I automatically, turned off the gas stove and turn the electric fan on. Geeze... smoke stings our eyes and it hurts.

I admit, my bad about the idea of cooking using the pot. The pot that we have is not designed for frying since the bottom portion is not that thick compared to a frying pan. It easily heats up.

We have no choice that night but to cook our ham using microwave oven again. Anyways, I vow to buy a frying pan today!
It's time that I learned a real cooking recipes. I told Hubby that he should learn to cook as well. It's only fair right?!

Conclusion: First Attempt to Cook is a Failure.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

LSS


MyLast Song Syndrome for today is David Cook's rendition of "Always Be My Baby".

His amazing when he interpreted the song in his usual throaty rock type of voice. The good thing about him is that he take the risks of singing it the way he wanted it and it came out so beautiful that even Mariah Carey loved his version.


The three judges loved his performance...Yep! Simon Cowell adores him now...hehehe. I agree with Paula Abdul, it can be a good song for a movie. Hmmm...I wonder who's movie will it be???

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Blown-Away

For the past 1 hour while I'm here at the office, I'm busy watching some You Tube videos...hehehe. I had a head start earlier with my work and I'm done with it so I'm just chilaxing here at my workstation.

All of the videos that I watched are the performances of Charice Pempengco in
SBS Star King (Korea), Ellen Degeneres Show (US) and Paul O' Grady Show (London). She's everywhere! The hosts were left in awe with her powerful voice. They call her the "You Tube Sensation". I definitely agree!

After watching her performances, I felt chilled inside me and literally my hands are cold. For a 15 year old girl her voice is truly amazing! She have a long way ahead in her career. I wonder why she didn't win the singing contest Little Big Star in ASAP back then.

This coming May 12, be sure to tuned in to your television sets for the airing of Charice Pempengco's guest appearance in
Oprah! Ooohh, you've got to watch this.

Coupons for Shopping

Have your ever tried shopping using coupons only? Personally, I haven't and I must admit it's kinda weird if you heard about it. But in other countries like USA for example, they are very fond with coupons. Can't blame them since most of the coupons offer $15 off promotion codes, clearance deals and weekly advertised specials from hundreds of their favorite online stores!
For a shopaholic this will surely send them high into cloud nine


This got me thinking, how come I never heard anything like this in Manila? Or maybe there are some if your going to use your credit card (which I don't want to do).
Let's see
if I got to choose from these shopping coupons, I want to have coupons for home accessories and furnitures , clothing and lastly for vacations or travels. Wouldn't that be awesome if I have all of these coupons?!

My Dilemma

I admit, I'm not good in cooking errr better term is I really haven't tried cooking. The only thing that I could cook is everything that you can fry in a pan. Eggs, bacon, ham, dried fish, pancakes, etc.

Since we move into our own apartment last week, I'm always troubled on what we are going to eat especially Hubby since I have to serve him foods that are not too salty or there's not too much soy sauce on it.

Last week, I search for some recipes that you can cook using the Microwave Oven. I stumbled on 4 recipes which is really easy and it has ingredients that are readily available (not too complicated is the best description). I haven't tried any of those recipes yet. I'm planning to give it a hands-on on Sunday...hehehe.

Yesterday, Hubby purchased a gas stove stand where we can setup our gas stove. Next thing is we need to buy a gas tank and some utensils for cooking. The problem is, after we have all the things needed for cooking, I don't know where to start.

Are there recipes of Pinoy food for newbies like me??? Not too salty and not too much of a soy sauce recipes. HELP!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Coffee Break Ver. 1.8

For this week's Coffee Break c/o Jan, it's all about our MOTHERS.

Mother If I could give you diamonds
for each tear you cried for me
if I could five you sapphires
for each truth you've helped me see
If I could give you rubies
for the heartache that you've known
If I could give you pearls
for the wisdom that you've shown
Then you'll have a treasure, mother
that would mount up to the skies
That would almost match the sparkle
in your kind and loving eyes
But I have no pearls, no diamonds,
As I'm sure you're well aware
So I'll give you gifts more precious
My devotion, love and care.


In celebration of the upcoming, Mother's Day (May 11) let's all...

Recall the most treasured conversation you had with your mother.

Honestly, I can't think of any. We don't have a serious heart-to-heart talk conversations the past months. All of our conversaytions, revolved on catching up on what's happening with our lives.

However, the thing that I can remember was prior to my wedding day, my mother talked to my aunt whose working overseas and she told her that she hoped that Randiej will help me with the household chores after we get married since I'm not used to all of them (actually I don't know how to cook but the other chores, I can handle it). At that time, we are in cold treatment with each other but it melt my heart just hearing it from my aunt. I bet that I will cry if I will hear that straightly from my mother but at that point, that was not the case.

Still, it felt good to know that she loves me despite of all that we've been through before my wedding. I will be forever grateful for giving me life =)

One for the Girls

Got this from an email and thought of sharing to all the LADIES out there!


Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord for my shape to keep.
Please no wrinkles,
Please no bags
And please lift my butt before it sags.
Please no age spots,
Please no gray
And as for my belly,
Please take it away.
Please keep me healthy,
Please keep me young,
And thank you Dear Lord,
Publish PostFor all that you've done.

To-do List (Start the Week Right)

Tagged by Jody Ü

Normally I don't write down my to-do-list. I always make a mental note which is not effective since I left out a few things and it will be late before I even realized it. Reagrdless, I still seldom take notes of the things I have to do...hehehe. Call me pasaway =P

For This Week:

1. Clean up the rest of the apartment and arrange some of our things

2. Ironed the clothes that we need for the coming days and next week.

3. Have to go to the laundry shop to have some of our clothes clean.

4. Surf up the Singapore Job Ads for me and Hubby...hehehe.

5. Sent cover letters with my resume for the Singapore companies that I searched last week.

6. Start making the scrapbook picture (1 photo only) from my wedding for my Lola as a Mother's Day present.

7. Go to Fitness First at The Fort on Thursday so I can have my account freeze for July and August.

8. Go to Dasma Cavite and visit my Lola on Saturday. Need to finish the picture before this day so I can have it printed as well and put it on a frame.

9. Meet with Niña in Makati for my cheesecake order.

10. Drop by my parent's house in Parañaque on Sunday.

BUSY PEOPLE: 1.)
my chopsuey 2.) mind bubbles 3.) vanity kit 4.)somethingpurple 5.) a detour 5.) Confessions of a Supermodel Wannabe 6.) Mommy Talks. 7.) Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 8.) Winding Creek Circle 9.)Pink and Brown Diaries 10.) Juls Random Thoughts 11.) In This Game of Life 12.) Me, Myself and I

I'm passing this on to : Retchel , Kerslyn and Shimumsy.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Nu-wave Oven

Yesterday, I was waiting my turn to take a bath so I went to our 2nd floor where the television is . I was flipping through the channels looking for something interesting to watch then I stopped on a TV shopping channel.

At that time, they were featuring a stove that looks like a turbo broiler. What's fascinating about it is that you don't have to defrost the meat or vegetables. You can starightly put them inside the oven and voila! It will defrost and cooked evenly.
The product is called
Nu-Wave Infrared Oven. It uses conduction, convection and infrared to evenly cooked the meat while defrosting it first. The best part of it is that it takes off all the fats and oils making all your meals healthy without making it tasteless! Fast and healthy guaranteed!

Sounds good to be true, right? I actually showed this to Hubby since we don't have any means of cooking our food except for the Microwave oven. But the problem is that it's pricey. The oven costs Php 7k. Bummer!

Dealing with Credit Cards

Have you caught yourself in debt one after the other? I for one have gone through this and it's pretty tough to budget and maximize your cash.

I know most of us has experienced getting a loan in order to pay our credit card overdues but still having trouble in getting our way out of the bills and debts (Ouch! Been there, done that).
In dealing with 2 bad credit credit cards we wish for a lending company
that offers low interest rate and flexible packages that is tailor fit for every individuals' financial needs. I'm not sure if we have one here in Manila but it will be really cool to have one. I could use a little help from them as well...hehehe.

Budgeting nowdays is considered to be a skill, you know?!

Red Rose

Thanks Vien and Issa for giving me a red rose :)

Red rose has number of thorns in it, when it pinches your fingers it hurts. Everyday in my life is just like red roses. Sometimes life is not always a bed of roses, but life is great with GOD.

I'm passing this red rose to my fellow bloggers -
Nikki, Sweetpea and Thea.

Have a Lovely Monday!

Rated 4

Thank you everyone for taking time to visit my blog and read some/most of it's entries.

Thank you for your comments. Let's keep them coming y'all! Hehehehe!

This is my first time to blog and it's been 3 months when I started. You can just imagine how happy I am that my PR reaches 4.

Again, thank you and I will continue to blog that will interest your senses...ahahaha!

Mwahugs to all of you!