Monday, December 29, 2008

Opening of Christmas Gifts

It's our family tradition every Christmas to exchange gifts and to open them on the night of Christmas day. Of course the kids are the once much excited since they have the most gifts to receive. It was 6 pm on Christmas day when I gathered all the kids, including the gifts that came from my sis JOYD from Sydney.

As you can see there are lots of gifts on the table, we almost got one of those bigger tv stands to put all of them. Anyway, each one of us has gifts to open so we were all excited and we had a good laugh esp. when we tease each other what's inside the box. The kid's eyes light up every time they open their gifts. It's such a nice scene to behold as it is priceless.
Dither with his gift from his Aunt Joy, look at the big smile on his face bec. he got what he wants

Our Christmas 2008

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas like we had. Gosh it's been almost 5 days now that I have updated here.. sorry for that. Anyway, we had a fun Christmas. On Christmas Eve my family went to hear the mass, except for my mom who is sick at that time. It was uncomfortable because it was raining and the church is so full already that we are already outside the church standing with our umbrellas. Fortunately the rain stopped during the course of the mass. After mass just ate simple noche buena then went to sleep.

Christmas day, as usual there are many kids including my godchildren who came to see me and of course to accept the gifts that I have for them. We went to our relative's house too to eat and receive gifts and to pay them a visit. The kids enjoyed the day.

At nighttime, around 6 pm , i gathered all the gifts that we have and one by one we opened our presents. It was so so fun , especially the kids. Their eyes glowed when they got their present. Hahaha.. I got my gifts too, I got perfume etc. I thought I will be getting bamboo blinds for the house but unfortunately no one gave me that. Opening of gifts is always fun since it is much awaited by the kids here.

How's your Christmas?

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas 2008

Credits: Elements by Michelle Coleman, L. Teague

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Our Lil' Christmas Tree

Finished wrapping gifts last night and I had lots of fun doing tt. I know my family especially the kids will be excited to open their presents.


Ang Pinaka: BADUY na pick-up lines

Just wanted to share this list that I have jotted down watching my fave Sunday show ANG PINAKA over at QTV 11. I guess for those girls that frequent clubs/discos or whatever , I reckon they have encountered guys who once have spoken these pick up lines. Some are over used already and some are super corny to the max that even guys would hate saying it lol.

Hey guys, I know you love pick up line and may once used of these.. lol.. So here is the list for the Ang Pinaka: BADUY na pick up lines:
1. If I would rearrange the alphabet, I would put U and I together..
2. Are you tired? cause you're running on my mind all night.
3. Excuse me, is your dad a terrorist? Cause you are the BOMB!
4. Where have you been all my life?
5. Pardon me, Are you in Heat? (reminds me of the softdrink commercial)
6. I only have 3 months to live (...soooo what? lol)
7. Is your father a thief? Cause someone stole stars and put them in your eyes.
8. Would you touch me? So I can tell my friends that I am touched by an Angel. (Sooooo corny!!)
9. Are you religious??? Cause your the answer yo all my prayers.
10. Do you have a band aid? Cause I scraped my knew falling for you (super BADUY!!)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Finally Got Rid of the Worm at my YM!

I made a blog post about my YM being attacked by virus and I am glad the other day and my online friends ANA PS read it and she recommended me to download a software that can removed it. I was so annoyed with that worm that my sister would not like to talk to me

So without further delay I downloaded the software and in few minutes that nasty worm and torjan finally got trapped. Find out how I was able to remove it from my pc.. HERE

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bes and I in Quiapo and Divisoria

Last Wed. my bestfriend RACE and I went at Quaipo to buy a new digital camera. Race bought a point and shoot camera (forgot the model yay!) and it was only P7K, 7.1 MP, with free 2GB memory card and battery and charger. It's already a good price. Later on I decide to take my friend at Fans Digital just to show the camera bag that I saw. She later bought a small Kani bag suited for her needs.

Afterwards we went to Divisoria, had lunch at Max's resto coz it's also her birthday on the 21st. Happy Birthday Bes! MORE PHOTOS HERE
This is inside the Fan's Digital Shop where my bes bought her Kani camera bag

YM Virus Attack!!!

I am just so angry bec. my Yahoo Messenger was under attacked by a YM virus and the bad thing is I don't know what kind of virus it was. My sister told me that I keep on sending a link that told them to look and click but I haven't sent any. Good thing she is not clicking it.

Right now I uninstalled my YM and have not installed a new one yet. I have scanned my pc with an AVG antivirus but it caught nothing. Gosh I really hate it!!!!! Wish I can get rid of it. Wahhhhhhhhh..

Making Others Beautiful

There are people who love making other look and feel beautiful. Most often these people will put up a salon to service their clients. My mom in her younger years used to study in a beauty school and later on put up a small salon where she is the one cutting hairs, coloring and hairdressing. It’s a career that most women and of course gays would love to consider as it also a profitable business.

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Friday, December 19, 2008

Beating the Christmas Rush

Yay, I've finally finished my Christmas shopping!! I've been to a lot of malls actually Robinson's, SM, Greenhills Shopping Center and 168 shopping mall for the last couple of days just to hunt down the items that i wanted to give to my loved ones and of course to my dear self.

I love shopping and enjoyed it the most if i have lots to spend haha although it is sometimes tiring. I know I have not saved and wasted some time along my shopping habits but what the heck it's Christmas anyway. Last week, up to now and for sure this weekend, malls will be full with shoppers who are trying to beat the holiday rush.

Just this morning, I was at a nearby mall to run errands for my sister and shoppers are really everywhere buying gifts or just roaming around the mall. One thing I noticed is that lots of people are at the electronics shops and household areas. Probably they are looking for some TV, cellphones, ipods or even TV wall mount for their homes. I myself bought some new plastic wares where I can put our pork or fish to be frozen at the chiller and next year i plan to buy a laptop!! wahoo

If you have not finish your shopping yet, i recommend you to finish it now or else you'll be burnt out hehe. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Craving for Beef Mechado

It's been months now that I am really craving for Beef Mechado (Beef Stew), i don;t know how to cook it (don't have the talent for that hehe). I remember when I was in college I used to eat in this small canteen and my favorite order is beef mechado and oh gosh it is so creamy and delicious. I love food with sauces especially if it creamy... yummm.

Right now I am googling for some beef mechado recipe and hope I can find one that looks tasty and yummy and hope the next time I crave for it, I will just ask mom or sis in law to cook a special one for me.

If you have a family recipe pls. share it with me.. Thanks

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Mode

Yay... I am just so lazy to blog today, it must be the weather and the holiday season. I am also guessing that it is due to my tiredness since yesterday bec. we went on a shopping spree in Divisoria with my bestfriend Racel, my niece and a family friend. We got home so tired and hungry last night and up to now my legs are aching. There are lots of people buying gifts already.

Actually I have lots of stories to tell buy like i told you I don't feel like being chatty today. I will share more stories and photos in my later posts and in the meantime I just need to finish my online tasks about english saddles
that is expiring soon. Anyway, I know all of us are already busy esp. next week so I'm greeting you all MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Rush

Can you feel the cold air already??? It's actually chilly especially in the early mornings and to tell you frankly, I'm already getting lazier each day hihi. I also have no more time to do my morning exercise like before. I used to play badminton in the morning in front of our house but as the days goes by I have neglected that. How I'd wish I have an elliptical workout in the house, maybe it'll rev me up.

Anyway, I see shoppers rushing to buy gifts for their loved ones in the malls and that's why malls love it. Stores have been putting up sales to attract more customers bec. I know with the economic crisis hovering us right now some will cut down their expenses. We don't need to give expensive gifts though as long as we give it from the heart, that is all that matters.


Now that Christmas is coming, I can see that everyone is busy with all the preparations. I was out at the mall yesterday trying to really finish my Christmas shopping and this time I went to Robinson's Galleria in Ortigas. There was not that many people eventhough it has sale. I guess some have completed their shopping way ahead of time and opted not to go to the mall to avoid the rush. Anyway, it was just super over traffic before I reached Robinson's and there I bought more stuff for my self and others.

I wish I can wrap all of my gift by Wednesday. Aside from blogging and shopping, I am also much busy with digi-scrapping, my mojo has been back since last week and I was so happy with that. I am already made 18 layouts for the Photobook that I am making and hopefully by early next year I can have it printed at Artscow.

So i guess everyone is also busy these days, and I am wishing you all A Very Merry Christmas.!! It's the time for giving, bonding, loving and of course eating. Just a reminder eventhough we have every reason to eat anything we like bec. it is holidays we should also think that over eating is not a good thing. I know you don't want to get fat and consider having those diet pills next year.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Look What has Arrived

This pack arrived the other day. I am waiting this for many days now and it finally came and I am smiling from ear to ear bec. it's from my "mommy". Just in time for Christmas so it's definitely gonna be used.
See what's inside HERE

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Random Updates

Yay, sorry for not updating this blog for a while coz I am just too busy with some online tasks over at my other blogs. Te keep you an update on what is going on with me:

~Sunday (Dec. 7, 2008) after watching the live streaming on the net and the delayed TV telecast on Tv of the fight of Manny Pacquaio and Oscar dela Hoya, I went to Greenhills shopping center to shop for some things for myself actually. I bought 1 blouse, 2 pairs of shoes and a skinny jeans. Also bought some CDRs and DVDs. There are many shoppers already and I can feel the Christmas spirit while shopping. Of course I am smiling from ear to ear bec. I have some new things for myself.

~I am also still digi-scrapping, still making my Australian Vacation photobook. I'll share layouts soon.

~Today, I already got the gift from my "Twitter Mommy", she gave me a remote control for my DSLR camera. I will share photos and more stories about this.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Manny Pacquiao wins Dream Match vs. Oscar de la Hoya

Wahoooooooooo!!! Manny Pacquiao wins at the Dream Match vs. Oscar de la Hoya. Congrats to our very own Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao for winning this much awaited bout bet. Oscar "Golden Boy" Dela Hoya.

I watched the live streaming over the internet even it was a bit slow and we are all excited to see that he won. We could no longer wait bec. at Channel 7 it was still at the undercard fights. At 8th round the fight was stopped so it was a TKO at 8th round for Oscar dela Hoya with a swollen eye.

Congrats Manny, you brought another honor to our country !! Go Manny! Go Philippines!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Hooked at Kahit Isang Saglit

Ok, So I was crying last night not because of anything but while watching my fave telenovela KAHIT ISANG SAGLIT over at channel 2. The episode last night was so touching bec. Garie's father was killed already, portrayed by Albert Martinez. I was able to watch this show from the start and I got really hooked on it bec. there's a mix of Filipino and Malaysian actors and actresses (1st time in Phil. TV). I haven ever liked a telenovela liked this so I was religiously watching it.

There's drama, comedy and action in it and the most interesting part is that there is a exchange of cultures bet. Phils. and Malaysia. I am watching in the comforts of our living room and sometimes inside my room and how'd i wish we have an entertainment room with a nice home theater lighting so that it'll be more fun to watch shows or movies.

Anyway, unfortunately the show will end on Friday (Dec. 12) already and I am keepin' an eye on the next few episodes on how the story will end. Will Margareth will end up with Rocky? Hmm that I will have to find out!

Friday, December 5, 2008

There's Money on Old Stuff

Every year we make it a point to gave a Garage Sale here in our place to get rid of our old stuff that has accumulated over the years. Our neighbors are already get used to us opening our garage and selling our old clothes, shoes, bags, TV and many other things. Sometimes we also put some new stuff to sell of course at a low price that is why we attract customers.

Last year we even sold many new shoes that my sis from Riyadh sent us while this year we don;t have much stuff to sell that is why we are closing early. Our garage sale will only be up today because we are also going to be busy this coming week and no one will look over our customers.

What about you have you experienced having a garage sale?

Mom's Projects

It’s the time of the year when mom usually loves to have our place fixed or have a sort of renovation. Mom just recently asked our handy man to repaint the colors of our store to make it more appealing and attractive. Also had the other empty for rent space repainted again and the shower faucets in the bathroom replaced after the former occupant vacated it.

She also wanted to have gates in our house to be fixed bec. it is rusty already. Mom has so many projects in her mind that she wanted to accomplish especially when she learned that 2 of my sisters and their family are coming home next Christmas of 2009. She also wanted to have our living room sofa to be re-upholstered in time for next year’s occasion. She thinks way ahead of time and that is what I admire her the most.

Cool Rainy Days

It's been raining for many days now, i guess we have a typhoon (have not heard though in the news) on other parts of the province. I have now every reason to curl up more in my bed because when I wake up each day it's gloomy and chilly making me lazy once again hehe. I am glad that I don't need to get up to go to an office bec. I am the boss of my own self and I can open and close my business any time I want. Right now, it is raining still making it cool and very conducive for sleeping but I don;t need to do that since I am here at my store.

I know that some parts of the US has snow already and I could just imagine the cold air brushing on their faces. I bet if I am there, I am going to need an electric blanket to keep me warm coz I am one person who easily gets cold. Yay, I am lucky we don't have snow over here. What about you do you feel the chilly air and the smell of Christmas?