Thursday, December 31, 2009
In my birthday wishes posted here in my blog (click link to read post), I had four material wishes and two of them came true. Its kinda surreal kasi parang suntok sa buwan din when I wished for those things. This year, we were able to buy our own house, my material wish number one. And together with the house, the previous owner also sold his entertainment system for a very reasonable price, with a LCD TV, my material wish number four. Next year, I'm eyeing on an oven para makapag aral na mag bake. And my last material wish then, ang manalo sa lotto. I guess I have to bet first before winning huh? This one I can't promise since Im not fond of betting. I'll just do my best to be able to be more giving/generous ng maitreat ko ng bonggangbongga ang mga mahal ko sa buhay (family & friends syempre).
I don't really make resolutions. I just do my best to change whatever needs to be changing. As per my personal evaluation, i hope to be more patient, more organized, more understanding and more giving.
For wishes and hopes for me and my family: first and foremost good health for all, second: blessings that are enough to have a decent living for anything in excess is not good and more time to spend together.
As the year comes to a close, in all that has been said and done, I wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year. In everything that we do, the key is to do your best and leave the rest to our Lord and all will be fine. God bless Everyone.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I bought this early this morning at our local palengke here in Caloocan. Dun nakapwesto sa may riles at kailangan mo pang pasukin para makita. Simula nung nahilig ako magluto, naging interested din ako sa mga ceramics to where I will present my cooked dishes. And since I go for the "cheaper alternative" having good finds like this makes me giddy inside. Its a good thing I was able to wake up early to go with my mama. The medium size bowls cost me Php 70.00 each. I find them cute. Dun ko lalagay pag nagluto ako ng pansit or chopsuey. The big pot with the swirls I bought for Php 100.00. I was planning to transfer my herbs there na hangang ngayon nasa plastic container pa din simula nung binili ko sa Sonya's garden sa Tagaytay nung anniversary namin. I hope to find more "good finds" the next time I go there.
Kahit nung mag bf/gf pa lang kami ni hubby, we make it a point that we have some studio pics together everytime he's on vacation. Last year, may family picture kami nung binyag ni Marianna, maliit pa nga lang sya nun syempre kaya di pa display worthy yung mga kuha namin. This year, we were glad we had the chance to have our pics taken sa Pic - A - Boo sa SM City North - the Block. The top frame costs us about Php 3600+ including the pictures and the actual shots syempre. Marianna was allowed to wear three outfits. The dress that she has on for our family portrait and two costumes. Mark and I choose the Snow White and Duckie outfit for her. Madami naman mapapagpipilian na costume and it took as quite a while to decide on those two settings for her. Kung di nga lang medyo mahal, i would like all the pictures to be on a frame. Super cute kasi. May kuha pa sya nun sa Snow White outfit nya na kinakagat nya yung apple. Snow white na snow white talaga talaga yung dating. Tapos nun sa Duckie naman, super cute din yung mga kuha kahit yung nag iiyak na sya kasi nag mamaktol na. Pagod na kasi ang bata. Sobrang dami ng nagpapakuha dun, biruin nyo, we were there 1pm, 6pm na kami nasalang. Kasama nga namin sila mama and sila Ria and Raine, papapikturan ko din sana kaso gabi na. Nagpaiwan na nga lang kami kaya kami nakapag pakuha. Anyways, nung nakuha naman kahapon yung mga pics namin, sulit naman at tuwang tuwa din si Marianna. Hangang ngayon nga lagi syang nakatingin sa picture nya na nakasabit sa ding ding namin.
Our next studio picture will be next year. Pag dating ulit ni Mark for vacation from work.
In our family, we haven't got the chance to have our picture taken as a family except nung debut ko na ginupit ko naman yung album at kailangan kong i-scan para sa mga tita ko sa US.
Ngayon na may sarili na akong family, I will make it a point that we'll have our family picture as often as possible. I want these moments to be saved for Marianna to appreciate in the future.
Friday, December 25, 2009
I had these prepared yesterday for our movie marathon for Noche Buena
Cheese, Chili con Carne and Salsa dip for Chips
With ice cold root beer and green tea, a perfect snack that would keep you awake and alert to open and give gifts this Christmas
Merry Christmas Everyone. Happy eating :-)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Yesterday, a mini Christmas party was held here at our house. Attendees were good friends of mine that were also my former high school classmates at La Consolacion College Caloocan. I'm very fortunate to have friends like them and that we don't loose touch through the years. Counting, its been 13 years since we graduated from high school, through these years, its nice that we still get to see each other once in a while to chat. They were so gracious enough to bring food and we had a mini feast to share. I prepared some tuna fussilli pasta and tacos. I had a great time Florence, Peachy, Emielyn and Romelia. Hope to see you guys again soon. Merry Christmas !!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Front view of Taal Vista Inn
Great view of the Taal lake, taken from the hotel.
From there, we had a quick snack at a near Mc Donald's place and head on to Picnic Grove and Peoples park. Wala kaming sasakyan kaya nag tricycle lang kami. Kinontrata kami of course, he asked for 500 pesos. We agreed and then we head on our way.
Zip Line at the Picnic Grove. Mark is willing to try this but not me. I'm not the adventurous type.
Kabayo nga ayaw ko sumakay e. Nagsawa lang sila kakaalok, he he.
Medyo gabi na when we arrived at the tallest part of Tagaytay, the Palace in the sky/Peoples Park.
Sooobrang lamig dyan. Ang lakas lakas pa ng hangin.
After this, we were able to stop by at a convenient store to grab some stuff then I insisted that we stop by BAG of BEANS and the MUSHROOM BURGER store to grab some food to take out for our dinner. Our tricycle service was gracious enough to take us there.
Blueberry Cheesecake and Caramel Machiado from Bag of Beans for Me
Royal Mushroom Burger for Mark
The next day, as suggested by Laarnie, a good friend of ours, we decided to go to Leslie's for Brunch.
We had Sinigang na hipon, Sizzling mixed seafoods and Leslies Special Turon for dessert.
We ate here in the resto's "kubo type" dinning area
Site from the Kubo Dinning Area of Leslie's
After checking out from the hotel, i insisted to go to Sonya's Secret Garden to buy some of its famous Parmesan Cheese hopia.
Taken at Sonya's Panaderia. We bought some hopia and kapeng barako for mama. I also bought a pot of basil and mint plants.
I just can't resist not having my picture taken in this set up.
We're very fortunate that we had the chance to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary together considering hubby frequently leaves for work.
Sweetie, having you with me, during this special time means a lot to me more than anything.
Looking forward to more anniversaries to celebrate.
You and Marianna means everything to me.
I love you always.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Mark and I watched New Moon last Monday at the Robinsons place ermita movie theater. The last time I went out to see a movie is also with him and its Twilight. Im predicting that the next time we'll get to see a movie again is for the 3rd installment of this book series. Anyways, i would say this is better than the first one. Medyo bitin lang ako sa mga fight scenes. I kept on waiting for Victoria to attack Bella, pero nabitin lang ako. I don't read the book kaya I can't really say if the movie adaptation is lacking. What I can say is TEAM JACOB ako, he he. Taylor Laughtner here is so buff and beautiful as Bella said. I was wondering why I was so mesmerized by Edward nun sa Twilight. Nawala appeal nya sa kin nung nakita ko si Jacob dito. Lampayatot sya and maputla (vampire effect) unlike Jacob na very musculine and well-built. Oh well, kakasal na si Bella and Edward next and we'll be watching again to follow this movie franchise up to the end of the series.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
She dressed up as a fairy. Set yang outfit na yan nung binili ni mark with skirt, wand, wings tska headband. Yung wings tska wand lang nagamit nya kasi ayaw nya suot yung headband tapos di ko na din pinasuot yung skirt at di naman kagandahan.
Silang mag daddy sa may stage sa baba ng the Block. May activities mga bata pero di na kami nakisali. Nag picture picture na lang kami.
Kuha namin sa Face shop. Ako ang nanghihingi ng candy at nag sasabi ng "trick or treat". Nag iikot lang kami para mag pa picure, he he.
Yan yung last picture namin na hawak nya yung wand nya. Nabitawan nya kasi at di ko naman napansin na nalaglag na pala. hay ....
Yan ang laman ng lalagyan nya. Konting candy, lapis tska sabon. Yaan mo anak, next year, cacarerin na natin yan talaga. Pati si mommy mag cocostume para panalo, he he. Di bale, nag enjoy naman kami at natuwa naman si Marianna kasi nga madaming bata. Next year for sure mas matutuwa sya at kasama na sya sa mga tatakbong mga bata.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Big Better Burger (BBB)
Mark and I often eat out at Burger Joints when we go out. Gusto daw nya protein para pang build ng muscles. he he. Here's what we ordered at Big Better Burger (BBB) and Hot Shots.
Magkaibang araw yun ha? at medyo matagal na din pero ngayon ko lang naichika sa inyo.
BBB - Jalapeño Burger (approx php 160.00)
verdict: masarap daw sabi ni mark. juicy yung burger nila at sulit na din. separate yung potato wages (approx php 50.00) pati yung cheese dip bukod bayad (approx php 25)
Hot Shots - Cheese Burger (approx php 130.00)
verdict: di nagustuhan ni mark. parang lasang luma daw yung cheese. may kasama namang potato chips on the side. medyo oily nga lang.
BBB - Fish Fillet (approx Php 160.00)
verdict: nagustuhan ko sya. crispy yung patty at juicy naman yung fish. i ordered tartar sauce on the side. yun kasi bagay pag fish fillet sandwich.
HOT SHOTS : Fishermans meal (di pa nga ko sure kung eto nga exact na tawag sa inorder ko, he he- approx Php 160.00)
verdict: fish sandwich din inorder ko kasi nga bihira ako kumain ng beef. suprisingly ok sya sa kin kahit may wasabe. masarap nung mga unang kagat pa lang. pero habang tumatagal, parang may kakaibang after taste na din sya kaya di ko din naubos.
Overall verdict namin mag asawa? Babalik ulit kami sa BBB at sa Hot Shots, malamang hindi na. he he.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
There are 9 pyramids all in there according to him.
Then he went to the museum where he purchased a papyrus of us and of Marianna that is now framed in our living room. He also bought me some oil of rose, mint & Cleopatra (perfume).
Tour Guide & Camel Ride - $ 100.00
Papyrus - $ 7o.00
My husband has toured almost around the world. One of the perks of his job. Hopefully someday, Marianna and will I get to come with him.