Thursday, April 28, 2011


Hello my friends, time for another Friday Fill-ins! This is just my second time to play along and hope you can join in the fun. we go!

1. I love to SING, SING,SING! Be it in acapella or with accompaniment is not an issue for me so long as I can express myself. Singing with a videoke is lovely though!!

2. Sometimes when things really go sour at home and the kids are making me hyperventilate I just take a really,really deep breath and let out a smile!

3. It's how you treat every single person that comes your way that really matters and not by how much riches you have gained.

4. I know what it's like to love and be betrayed so don't tell me!

5. Well, would you please be kind enough to give me a pinch so I can bring myself back to reality! lol!

6. We only have bull frogs here, none of the spring peepers.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching replays of the Royal Wedding, tomorrow my plans include doing the laundry and bringing my kids to the barber and Sunday, I want to hear mass with the rest of the family!

WOHOO!That was kinda tough huh! Well, hope you can join in the fun. I'm off now to see your answers, friends! Have a great weekend ahead!


Nice Friday to you,guys! This is my second time to join this blog hop and it sure is fun. Here are the list of statements for us to fill in.

This week's Statements:

1. _____is my favorite thing to cook

2. I don’t know if I could still do it, but when I was a kid, I was really good at ____

3. The best thing about last week was _________

4. The worst thing about where I live is_________

And here are my answers!

1. ANYTHING FRIED is my favorite thing to cook. This is because it is so easy and really not so much fuss to do. Truth is I am not the "cooking type" and although I love to eat the art of cooking and baking is something that I still have to come to terms with!

2. I don't know if I could still do it but when I was a kid I was really good at PLAYING THE PIANO AND GUITAR. But now I have completely forgotten about it and hoping that I can allot time in the near future to relearn it!

3. The best thing about last week was THE FAMILY HAD SOME QUIET BONDING TIME TOGETHER BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAY BREAK. People observe Lenten season here in our country and as early as Holy Thursday it's already declared as a holiday and this lasts until Easter Sunday.

4.The worst thing about where I live is IT CAN REALLY BECOME SO DUSTY ESPECIALLY DURING SUMMER! This is because we live just a hundred meters away from the road. Since it's now mid-summer here the days can really be so hot with no trace of rain and the rough roads really get so dusty.

Well, that's it my friends! It sure is fun to do. I'm off now to visit our friends and learn about their fill-ins,too!

GT: Techie Talk!!

Ahh, it's raining gadgets and hi-tech devices this week, that's for sure! Well who wouldn't drool and sigh to high heavens at the sight of today's latest gadgets! Even as I would not refer to myself as the "techie type" I would have to say that these gadgets make our lives so much more easier and colorful!

One of my deepest desires these past few months is to have my very own iPad but I got the shock of my life when I discovered this new entrant in the gadget world...the Blackberry Playbook Tablet! I checked out for some specific information regarding this product and here are just some of its features:
- smaller and lighter than the iPad, with a more pixel-dense screen
- runs on blackberry tablet OS, dual core 1GHZ processor and 1GB RAM which means it has the horsepower to multitask
- has dual cameras for videoconferencing and has lots of video formats
- has a Kindle app on the way (which I found exciting considering that I am an e-book lover)

The price of course is something that I still have to come to terms with! Still got no idea how I would be able to buy it but here's hoping Santa Claus will hear my deepest wish!LOL!

Happy GT everyone! I'm off to visit fellow mom bloggers and check out what's their to die for techie gadget!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Satisfy The Fashionista In You At BLUEFLY

Summer is definitely hot and a great season to unleash the fashion freak in all of us! But it's a nightmare when you start to realize that you have such an outdated wardrobe. This was the actual dilemma that my friends and I shared so we decided to turn to the online store community for suggestions and were delighted to discover Bluefly.Com.

The Bluefly Website is a treasure trove of a massive array of fashion items which include men and women's clothes and accessories as well as an impressive line of fragrances. We took a quick virtual tour of the website and discovered that it also has great affiliation with dynamic designers.

My friend Daisy spotted the Marc By Marc Jacobs deep navy scooped one piece swimsuit and ordered it at once. It will not only flaunt her svelte figure but she will totally stand out among the beach crowd! On the other hand, I was drawn to the Marc Jacobs Handbags collection and got smitten by the taupe leather boho fringed hobo piece! It is definitely the perfect bag buddy while out on a casual date or while simply chilling out with friends on hot summer nights!

It was definitely what my friends and I were looking for! Great fashion accessories with ongoing discount sale on selected items. Bluefly.Com not only satisfied the fashionista in us but we will also surely be the envy of our colleagues with these rare finds!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cover Art Weekend Blog Hop

This is my first time to join this meme.Kudos to Yvonne of Socrates Book Review. Sincerely, I haven't had the luxury of time to really read books these past few days but I do hope I can do justice for this week's feature on the cover art weekend blog hop.

I had to scour through online sources and thanks to Google I found this very disarming book. Well I guess it was not so much the cover that attracted me to it but more of the book title which I find kinda amusing. Here it is:

Yay! Hope it made your day,too! Looking forward to participating in this meme come next weekend! Have a really great day everyone!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun!

Hi everyone! Thanks to Hillary, I found this Friday blog hop meme and thought I'd join in the fun. Here are my answers:
1. If not for my significant other, I’d never be able to fully understand business concepts and entrepreneurial pursuits. My hubby also made me appreciate books by Robert Kiyosaki and self-help books because ever since all I ever did was read fiction romance and suspense novels!

2. On more than one occasion, I got locked up in a car! Call it pure stupidity!!

3. The worst meal I ever made was when I was assigned to prepare beef stew! I am never really good at it!

4. My guilty t.v. pleasure is watching telenovelas on weeknights!!

Hope you all liked my share for this week! A blessed weekend ahead to all!


Hi everyone, this is my first time to join this meme so my apologies if I may have some misgivings and whatever! lol! we go!

1. Pardon me, but I've been really dilly-dallying lately with regard to keeping up with my hip hop abs sessions!

2. I hope to scout around for great garage sales and hopefully stumble upon a great find and hopefully, a good deal.

3. I was surprised to find that I really like rummaging over old mementos and photos of yesteryears.

4. Listening to jazz and acoustic music is one of my favorite forms of entertainment.

5. Hi, my name is Shawie Girl and I'm a full-time mother and wife while at the same time a part time blogger (and loving it!).

6. I make it a point to have siesta (afternoon nap) with my kids on humid, summer afternoons.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to finishing some online articles, tomorrow my plans include doing house chores and Sunday, I want to attend Easter Mass with the whole family!

That's it, my friends! Hope I was able to do justice for the fill-ins! Whew it sure was fun!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

GT: Clothesaholic!

Hi everyone!A laid-back Holy Thursday to us all. But then I guess that won't stop us from discussing juicy topics, thanks to K! As a stay-at-home mom with a household to manage and a family to attend to I haven't got the luxury to really dress up and flaunt wardrobes. Truth is, I am more of the t-shirt and jeans type of person. Which leads me to one thing that I would so want to own! And that is a pair of Levi's Skinny Jeans!! Ohhhh and Ahhhh indeed! Sadly, most of my jeans are ukay-ukay items and the result of going to garage sales! LOL!

But wait, here's another type of clothing that I wish, from all the stars above, I could wear, if only for one time! Close your eyes now, and that would be, tararan! A two-piece bikini stunner!

But I just have no idea if I EVER, EVER will have the guts to wear that on the beach!!! "Sigh"

So there my friends, hope you liked my share for this week, will surely check out what's on your list! Happy GT to all!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet Me On Monday!!

Great Monday morning to everyone!Kudos to Java for this meme, this is my share for this week's topic.
1. Caesar Salad or Garden Salad?

My all-time fave is Caesar's Salad with mustard!
2. Will you be watching the Royal Wedding on April 29th?

Will try my best to watch it since our local tv networks will be airing it here in the Phils.
3. Last thing you spent lots of money on?

Whew I actually don't remember spending lotsa money, maybe the most I've spent on would be hair treatments during hair salon visits.
4. Window seat or aisle seat?

I love aerial views so each time I board a plane I prefer a window seat!
5. Do you know your blood type?

Yap! My blood type is A+.

How bout u my friends, would love to know bout you,too!Till next Monday, a blessed day to everyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Summer Time Is Tuli Time!!

It's now summer time here in the Philippines and at this certain period of the year it does not only mean Holy Week and endless bonding of family and friends at the beach. It is pure and simple Tuli (Circumcision) Time! But well, I guess you're wondering why the heck am I blabbering about this! Well the truth is, my eldest son is due for circumcision sometime this week and it's not only him that's excited about it, but me as well!

While circumcision may be a highly-accepted procedure here in the Philippines I was kinda taken aback to know that it is not entirely the case with some Western nations. While it has been referred as a very ancient procedure it's not merely for medical reasons but it borders on the religious and cultural practices of a certain race or nation. Bet I'm doing my share of research huh!

But it is entirely good to know that the procedure can protect our children from the havocs of cancer specifically cancer of the cervix and the pelvis. It can also protect the male species from the dangers of HIV. For several years now there has been an annual Operation Tuli in any particular barangay or community here in the Philippines which is a positive thing. I think it has also increased the people's awareness with regard this very basic procedure for men which has been rightfully termed as a Rite To Manhood...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

GT: Biggest Fan!

Celebrities and the showbiz glitz play a very big part of almost everyone's lives. They are presented as subliminal symbols and act out parts that we in our subconscious minds would like to reenact or would love to represent. Their lives, off cam, of course are just like the rest of us because they are also humans with lives of their own. But for all they're worth, there will always be those "stars" that seem to amaze us endlessly. A big part would be their acting prowess, I agree, but contributory would be their character and how they present themselves to the general public.

For me, these two celebs are certified hot and though I don't go to the extent of drooling and idolatry, I still refer to myself as a big fan. Why? every time these stars are on TV,on mags or wherever I get a glimpse of them, my world just stands still. PERIOD. hahaha! My faves at present are: ROB PATTINSON and COCO MARTIN!!!

THERE! Hope you liked my share for this week's topic, Happy GT to all!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GT- Food To Die For: Going Gaga Over Food!

Hi mga ka-GT! Sorry for this late entry! After going cheesy over Music and all this month's topic will surely blow us off! But of course, who wouldn't love Food after all! Had a hard time figuring out what's my FTDF (food to die for) coz of endless choices to choose from. But right now, what I'm craving is hmm..lemme think.. PINEAPPLE PIE! freshly-baked, that is! Had a taste of it way back when we were in Los Banos, Laguna. Though the place is famous for its buko pie, the pineapple pie was similarly delectable! Eating one while still kinda hot was like heaven, wohooo!

So there goes my FTDF for this moment, but I can't truly say it will be the same one for the next two hours or so! haha! Till next session, Happy GT to all!!