Sunday, November 28, 2010


Beautiful Monday To All! Another great way to start our Monday,by taking part in memes like this! Here's my share of answers for this week's questions.

1. What is your favorite way to eat chicken?

My favorite way to eat chicken is when it's cooked adobo style! It's a no-fuss chicken recipe that gets yummier when it's a day older, of course when oven-heated or through the microwave!
2. Have you decorated for Christmas yet?

Yes! We've already put up the X'mas tree, a hand-me-down courtesy of my mother! haha!
3. What is your favorite article of clothing?

I think it would be my sleeveless cotton tops I use at home, especially coz we have a tropical weather almost all year round! And yes, flipflops,too!

4. Do you pay your bills online or write checks the old way?

It would be great to pay bills online.Unfortunately,not all of our bills are paid online as of the moment!
5. Do you make Christmas cookies?

NO!I am not into baking, well not yet! haha! But my sister makes really great cakes and pastries!

There you go,hope I shared something interesting this week!How bout you? Would love to read bout your answers,too! Till next Monday!!

EXERCISE: A Great Depression Buster!!

Almost everyone of us experience depression to a certain degree at a certain phase in our lives. It could be just a mild manifestation yet it could sometimes become full-blast and can leave you so drained for days.But we don't have to wallow in it, no, we shouldn't allow that! Because there's so many worthwhile things we can busy ourselves with that is a lot more meaningful rather than allowing ourselves to be engulfed with feelings of depression.

A surefire way to beat depression? Exercise! Yes,you heard it right!Any form of physical exercise is a great depression buster.It doesn't really have to be hard-core gym workout or pumping iron but it could be as simple as dancing, biking, hiking and jogging. For a housewife like me who doesn't have the luxury of time to really take formal lessons in taebo or aerobics I have to make do with what resources are available for me. Dancing is superb while I wipe the floor and windows! Of course it is best enjoyed with dance and hiphop music or any danceable tune on the radio.When you become energized because of physical exercise your state of being improves and you end up feeling better. Somehow this lifts the clouds of depression off yourself allowing you to have a happy,positive state of mind. Aside from that you become more physically fit in the process which is a big bonus indeed!

So, the next time you start feeling low and melancholic,ask yourself!Do you really wanna wallow in it and allow it to get the better of you? Or do you want to take charge of yourself and stay positive and happy despite the odds and problems? Remember,LIFE is beautiful, we shouldn't waste every moment of it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

GT - What We Love Most!!

Happy Thursday to you all,beautiful blogger friends!It is always a delight to take part in GT discussions. This week's topic is about what we,ladies love most! And that, understandably is shopping for accessories and clothes.

I am not the shopping type and I do not have the luxury of time to go mall-hopping these days,simply because almost all of my time is tied between domestic responsibilities and taking care of my kids and hubby! I don't have any household help, a one-woman army so I guess I just have to accept the fact,for now.

But since I have long been a member of well-known beauty and wellness one-stop shops such as AVON and PERSONAL COLLECTION, I rely heavily on it in securing my must-have essentials which are lipstick and other make-up essentials, fragrances (especially colognes) and home essentials.

Accessories,ah! Who doesn't adore them!I have acquired at least a number of Avon Fashion's silver pieces since they are affordable and can last long given the right care and attention.

For clothes I check out chic and wearable pieces from Natasha,MSE and Boardwalk since I have easy access to dealers and am a member myself. But though buying clothes from these companies are much more convenient nothing beats that delightful feeling of shopping in malls yourself, since you can fit,compare and choose your wardrobe right there and then.

WELL!!I think that's about it my friends! See you around again next week for another round of GT! KUDOS TO BEAUTY QUEEN GENE!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

GT- Housewares /Home Section

Oh ow,am I so late! But hope I can make "habol" my entry pa for this week's GT!!

What I love to shop and look for in the Home Section are mugs,mugs,mugs!I love to collect them regardless of size,color and design. What endears me more to it is because of the very fact that I am a coffee drinker to the highest level and a really good round of coffee is enjoyed best when it's inside a really pretty,dainty mug! whew!

I also love melamine plates. Lightweight and dainty, they are a sight to behold. However, unlike the Tupperware brand the ordinary melamine plates really look shabby easily.

I guess that's about it, my friends! Hope to see you all around next week for our next topic. Kudos to Beauty Queen Gene for hosting Girls' Talk!
(P.S. The above photos are not mine,it's culled from the net.)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Rollicking Monday!!

AHH!!What a great way to start the week ahead!By participating in memes like this! So, here's my share for this week's edition of Meet Me Monday!!

1. How many pillows do you sleep with?

ONE!I'd love to have as much as 2 pillows but I always end up with one!The reason? The kids always hoard the pillows for themselves!!

2. Where will you eat on Thanksgiving?

We don't have this celebration called Thanksgiving here in the Philippines but there's so much hoopla that goes with celebrating X'mas!Families gather together for that X'mas supper we aptly call "Noche Buena".We usually hold these special family gatherings on my Mama's house!

3. Would you rather go to a party or host a party?

I'd rather go to a party! Simply because it will save me from all the trouble that goes with preparations,etc! Aw right,call me lazy! hehe!

4. How many purses (for the guys..wallets) do you own?

I don't actually go for purses,which are smaller. I prefer the wristlet type since I can stash not only money but my cellphone,make up kit and favorite cologne in it! But purses are cutesy things any lady just couldn't resist and I have at least 3 of them which I have accumulated as gifts from friends.

5. What is your favorite kind of seafood?

It's definitely shrimp!!tempura,grilled shrimp,stir fried shrimp,any which way it's cooked I just love it! Thank heavens I ain't got allergies with it!

There you go my friends,hope you liked my share for this week's GT!!Till next week,have a great Monday ahead!!

"Who Am I?" by Casting Crowns

I have heard this song for quite a while now but didn't take much notice of it. Until yesterday, when I came across a copy of the song's lyrics while reading the leaflets of my husband's values formation seminar.

The words were so simply written yet the message was so clear, We Are Worthy And Important In God's Eyes...The melody was so easy to one's ears and can make one very emotional. At the same time it also allows us to ponder on our own purpose and being.

Friends,take awhile to listen to this. It is one song that will truly revive our spirits...

MY AMNESIA GIRL: A Fun Movie To Watch Out For!!

I am a sucker for romance-comedy flicks!I really don't know why but growing up it just eventually dawned on me that I prefer watching this kind of film genre as opposed to dramas,action-adventure and even suspense. Maybe because even as it tackles romance and love which can be emotionally draining for viewers,the comedy aspect somehow neutralizes it and gives a flick a certain lightness and ultimately makes scenes easy to bear. Or so I thought!!

My Amnesia Girl is another flick in the offing that promises to delight viewers with the same ingredients but with a great,new twist!I have only seen this cinema teaser on ABS-CBN TV but it convinced me that it sure is one fun movie to watch out for!

This film features two actors I personally like.First of all,Toni Gonzaga, who has been tagged as a "romance comedy box office princess". No doubt she has proven her worth in this genre even when teamed up with newbie actors.I loved her flicks opposite Vhong Navarro,they definitely has this "comedic chemistry" going on!!ohlala!

For this particular film she will be roughing it all up with no less than John Lloyd Cruz,a fast-rising actor and a Box-office Prince in his own right!But this, I think is just the second romance-comedy flick for him,(he was teamed up with Sarah Geronimo before which had a sequel,I think)that will sure to challenge him and maximize his "comedic juices" to the hilt! And not to be dispelled is the fact that he is oh so gwapo! Very handsome and with great expressive eyes! So, I will be looking forward to how the "Prince of Drama Flicks" will ham it up with the "Ultimate Romance-Comedy Princess" on cam!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Meet me on Monday!

Another great way to meet up and gain new friends online! Here are the five questions for this week's meme:

1) Do you eat Sushi?

Nah!!I don't know what it is with me but I really don't relish the thought of eating sushi! But no offense meant, Japanese food is very creative and delicious in its own right!

2. What kind of bath soap do you use?

I love Safeguard Soap and Olay Age Defying Soap!

3. How often do you talk to your Mom?

Everyday! Especially now that she's retired from government service I often have the time to chat with her. Her house is just few meters away from ours,too!

4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?

I opt for local TV fare such as Showtime and telenovelas during primetime like Imortal especially since we don't have cable service. But reality shows from the U.S. are really great, especially those about dance and yes, American Idol!!

5. Did you start Christmas shopping yet?

Unfortunately not yet! And yet, how I do wish I can start now!

There you go,folks!Hope I've shared something worthwhile in here,haha! Till next week, happy blogging everyone!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

GT - Health and Beauty Top Picks!!

Yey!I always get a natural high each time I join memes and swap comments with fellow bloggers! There is always a unique camaraderie and it gives me a precious chance to meet and keep new friends in blogosphere.

This week's topic, "What do you usually put on your grocery basket from the Health and Beauty Section?!!" OHLALA!This is one reason why I always look forward to shopping with so much zest! Honestly, I am a no-frills person and not really that brand-conscious. When I love a certain product I've tried, I'll stick to it at all costs! whew, talk about endless loyalty,eh! hehe! So, herewith are my favorites when it comes to beauty and cosmetics!

I also use PH Care Feminine Wash, Nivea Deodorant and Johnson's and Johnson's Baby colognes! But lately, I've come across Bench Colognes, the pink variety, and I've come to love it,too!

For the health department, I use MX3 natural supplement (mangosteen extract) as well as Stresstab vitamins to assist me in my daily health and well-being!

There you are folks, hope you liked my share for this week's GT! Would love to read about your top picks,too! Till next ish! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday!

This is my contribution for this week! It's a picture of my two boys with a big,roasted pig on the background. It's the main star in any occasion here in the Philippines most especially during birthdays, fiesta celebrations, baptismals, etc! This was for my eldest son' s birthday party! Yeah alright, it's all packed with cholesterol and fats but having a roast pig or LECHON in local lingo sure perks up any celebration!

Ops and by the way, I learned that this tradition of us Pinoys in serving Lechon was attributed to the strong Chinese influences of our culture!

So,there my friends, hope you liked my contribution for this week. Till next time,have a great day everyone!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

GT- Grocery Buddies!!

It's a whole new month for us!Whew,I can sense the cool winds of December already!And yet another whole new month here on GT!

What's on my grocery list!Hmm,lemme see!Since I am a full-time mother with 2 super naughty,makulit boys the top items in my grocery list are always food! Food not only for the 3 full meals of each day of our lives, but food for the boys! Since they are now on regular school I always don't forget to shop for Frootees Biscuits and Cookie chips( their latest faves) as well as dozens of Yakult and Chocolait. These make up their daily baon to school and while watching dvd's on weekends.

Of course,since I am a certified coffee addict(ha,ha!)I never forget to toss in Nescafe 3 in 1 coffee to the grocery basket.My husband also loves oatmeal so Mr. Quaker Oats is always a must in my list. Aside from these are the usual condiments like Datu Puti Soy Sauce and Vinegar as well as UFC catsup.I also try to buy Kikkoman soy sauce every now and then simply because it's a pampagana or appetizer especially if we're serving fried fish or sinugbang isda(grilled fish).

Most importantly I always include to buy Ariel With Downy, Surf Detergent Powder and Joy Dishwashing Liquid. These are my loyal alalays in doing my chores at home! Like it or not, I have to embrace my worthwhile mission in life and that is to manage a household! Opps, and most importantly, I always see to it that I buy BAYGON electric mat refill, to keep the mosquitoes away. This is to ensure that my boys sleep soundly all through the night without any worry of mosquito bites! And yap, not to forget Colgate Toothpaste and Hapee Toothpaste for the Kids!

So there, my friends! Hope this was kinda enlightening and didn't bore you at the very least! ha,ha! Till next issue, wishing you all the best!!