Monday, November 23, 2009

daddy thoughts from brian tracy

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
-Brian Tracy, author and speaker

Monday, November 16, 2009

lechon sabroso

I'm not a big fan of Lechon but I know of someone who does..*wink*..who if given the chance to spend Christmas in Pinas would definitely want one for Noche Buena. I've heard so many good feedbacks about Sabroso Lechon. My curiosity is piqued and I'd really want to have a taste of it. They only use free range native pigs for their lechon and it is then filled with spices. Looks really yummy!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

field trip IT

V's school field trip will be held before the month ends. They were supposedly going to Malacanang Museum during one of their stop-overs but this was ditched because apparently the museum is closed to the public as it is being used as packing station for the relief goods for victims of Ondoy and Pepeng.

Here is the revised itinerary for their trip:
U.P. Puppet Show
Philippine Aircraft Museum
Lunch at Market Market
Tiendesitas, Fun Ranch and Avilon Zoo
Early Dinner at Gateway Mall

This is V's first time to experience a school field trip. Hope she'll have a good time.

Friday, November 13, 2009

8 years

Today is our 8th year anniversary not as husband and wife but as boyfriend-girlfriend. We never stopped being bf-gf because we want to always experience the wonder of finding each other and falling in love with each other. So even if we are already married we make it a point to go out on dates. It maybe as simple as watching a movie or as grandiose as taking a trip. Basta enjoy kami.

I want to tell you this boyfriend, "When I think of our tomorrows, I think of all the happiness we've yet to discover, I think about all the plans we've made, all the late-night talks we've had, stringing our dreams together, beginning every other sentence with "someday." And the longer we're together, the more I'm convinced that nothing could mean as much to me as a lifetime of loving you."

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

mommy thoughts from diane loomans

If I had my child to raise over again
I'd build self-esteem first and the house later
I'd finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I'd take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I'd take more hikes and fly more kites
I'd stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I'd do more hugging and less tugging
I'd see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I'd model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love.

-Diane Loomans, speaker, author, success coach

Sunday, November 8, 2009

grocery and curry

One chore I most enjoy doing is grocery shopping. I enjoy going through all the aisles in the supermarket poring over the items on the shelves. Even before I learned how to cook I already like going to the supermarket. Peculiar? I don't think so.
The very first viand I cooked for my family is chicken curry. I was so proud. I was still in high school that time. I love chicken curry! (Any curry for that matter.) Unfortunately it is only me who likes the taste of curry in our family. So I rarely get to cook it. But I always have curry powder in our pantry, just in case! There are times I also cook curry and just freeze portions of it so that when I feel like it I can just reheat a batch and voila! Although most often than not I get my curry craving fixed by ordering out or dining out.
There are various kind of curry seasoning I found online which I don't find in the supermarket like the hot curry sauce, curry seafood sauce or the mutton curry seasoning.I have looked at other supermarkets in our area but they don't sell these...Online shopping still has its perks.

allergic to her husband

This is a weird one.
Mike and Julie dated for 2 years before deciding to get married. Come wedding night she suffered from intense pain like someone was sticking needles inside her. Numerous medical tests later the verdict is out. She has seminal plasma hypersensitivity. In layman's terms she is allergic to her husband's sperms. This is the first time I have heard of such a thing. Well stranger things have happened, I guess. But due to her condition they have no chances of her conceiving a baby of their own. Sad. Of course they have not given up hope, they are now actively participating in adoption procedures.

he has a car!

My friend just got the company car that he is entitled to. Thankfully it is brand new so he has no auto problems at the moment. I remember when another friend's car conked out and we had to make do with an auto air conditioning-less travel. Totally uncomfortable! And then we had to wait in a machine shop for it to get fixed. I heard that DiscountACparts delivers and no shipping cost is charged. Now that is one fine service!
Next week us friends will go on a joyride in the new car. Of course we expect a smooth ride all the way.

Friday, November 6, 2009

still #1

I hoped that V makes it to the top 3 but she outdid my expectations and is still top 1! Yey!
I'm one proud mama jumping for joy while dancing jiggity jiggity yeba with my hand up in the air! (yikes! scary scene!)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

going natural- tried Giga products

In my efforts to know more about safe, healthy and organic products I have heard about Giga ventures. So when hubs and I chanced upon their stall in Greenhills I browsed around and I so want to buy most of their products. Of course I had to curb my shopping instinct and instead bought what we wanted the most.
No Pain all natural balm which is made from virgin coconut oil, beeswax and essential oils and extracts. I like how it smells. And I've used it several times not just on myself but also on hubs.
Relax Massage Oil which I use on hubs. He likes me giving him massages (which of course he reciprocates by giving me one too) so this one is well used in our home. We opted to get the Relax rather than the Refresh variant but both smell good.
We also bought essential oils that we use on our oil burner to make our room smell heavenly and soothe our senses.

Monday, November 2, 2009

egg sandwich spread

One of the baon I prepared for All Saints' Day is egg sandwich. This is a fairly easy recipe to make even kids can do this. (as long as they are supervised by an adult)

4 hardboiled eggs
80mg of mayonnaise (1 small packet)
1 onion
salt and pepper to taste
wheat bread

Here's how:
Chopped the boiled eggs and put in a bowl. Add in the mayonnaise. Chop the onion and combine it into the mixture. Add salt and pepper according to your taste.
To serve a healthier snack I use wheat bread but any bread will do.

spending time reading

Eversince I became a stay at home wife and mom I find that I have more time to read. Yup I do! I guess I am the different from other SAHW and SAWMs because I have time on my hands. When the kid's in school I have "me" time. Sometimes I spend it online other times I try to catch more zzzzzs. But most of the time I spend it reading. And since books are expensive one way for me to save is to read ebooks instead of buying books. Of course ebooks are in PDF format so I had to find a PDF Search Engine that works for me. And yes I did found one. So I'm now one happy lady.

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