Monday, December 24, 2012
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
|my nephew's collection of toy cars|
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Yesterday we walked around the city window shopping for what I am obsessed with these days- earrings! I promised to treat her to a hair down music up! all girl's night out as the hubby is so strict with her and that seems to be taking away all the fun at her age. I found just the perfect site for our Friday night plan. Hpnotiq with their Primp & Prep online site featuring hot new cocktail recipes, tips on hair-styling; nail art; choosing the right kind of shoes to go with one's outfit and so many other girly stuff I so love discussing with my sis-in-law.
The site is simply perfect as they also have a Pandora music player, sounds that make one move and dance. Have I mentioned she is my jogging buddy for the past days and during our early morning tour around town we'd play music to keep our not too slow, not too fast pace. While inside the car with the hubby the other day and passing by a popular Friday night hang out I casually asked the hubby whether my sis-in-law and I could go there sometime and my sis-in-law was quick to say "Yes we could because I am going to be of legal age to drink!"
The hubby and I both laughed and said "You must be 21 years or older to drink alcoholic beverages and as always remember to drink responsibly." There's this drink recipe from the Hpnotiq site I really would love to try, "Midnight Kiss" whew sounds fun!
I seriously texted the hubby yesterday saying "daddy I'm drunk," he called me up at once and said in a loud tone "where are you?" I said,"just practicing!" I just love how he sounded so alarmed and concerned. The perks of being a girl. But nope I will never get really drunk because I am responsible and there is a younger woman I have to set an example for. Yet, we girls are entitled to some fun and Hpnotiq is the perfect site to make our Friday nights awesome! Can't wait! Check out the site and join the fun!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It was not long though before the hubby noticed that the net zipper had a gap and allowed few mosquitoes to enter making us uncomfortable hahaha. We took turns trying to fix the zipper and testing our patience and endurance. We surrendered in no time and allowed nature to take its course and just pulled our blanket up to our heads to do away with the insects. The thought of insects biting me though didn't bother me much but alien abduction did as I saw the moonbeams. The hubby kept asking me to go to sleep when I took out my netbook and connected to our wifi browsing for Regalia condos and dreaming of living near the ocean for a change having lived at the neck of the woods for several years. I am not sure whether the sound of the waves last night was really loud that I dreamed of swimming and running barefooted on sand or whether this imagination is just too wild at times.
Luxury oceanfront condos at one Bal Harbour could be found with ease at the website of Seaside Properties Group at Douglas Elliman a luxury real estate company in South Florida. Their site is a great source for luxury oceanfront condos and estates I've been dreaming of. They offer quality and exceptional service and feature luxury real estate from Miami Beach to Palm Beach. Both buyers and sellers could have access to data on the most desirable places to live, work and play and could register for listing updates. Buyers could quickly narrow down a search for the entire South Florida coast to find that perfect neighborhood and a place to call home. Sellers could take advantage of a wide reaching marketing connection. Being a photo enthusiast I am personally amazed at the wonderful shots of oceanfront real estates showcased like Luxury Oceanfront condominiums in Bal Harbour, Florida that I could stare at the shots the whole day and get that relaxing feeling that only the blue oceans could provide.
Tonight we will be sleeping inside our room and dreaming of the ocean. A camping by the sea sounds like a great idea. The thought that home is where the heart is makes me happy and content.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
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A child turning one is an occasion that every mom and dad look forward to. Parenthood is a blessing that inspires one to provide the best for his kids. The joy of twelve months watching one's baby grow healthily is worth celebrating with family and friends with the best Hotel Catering Supplies. I attended a niece's first birthday celebration around a week ago at a resort-hotel where young and old alike had fun playing, singing and of course eating and enjoying the warmth that only the love of family could provide.
The pink cake with all its girly design and cartoon character inspired theme looked too beautiful to slice for me. The pink Hotel Supplies , balloons, pink shirts that several guests and hotel staff were wearing and kiddie music all reminded me of childhood memories when a balloon escaping my grip and flying up in the air broke my heart but icing on my lips vanishes the sadness in a flash. Life seemed oh so simple then.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
That is why when I joined The Salitype Society, it is not surprising that when got the chance to meet in person some of the TSS Sistahs, we instantly "clicked".
I am not in a mission to go all over the world and meet all bloggers I meet online. But I do dream to meet in person some who truly inspire me. Because I had to admit that there are quite a handful who doesn't just blog or who blog just for money [wink*] but most of those bloggers who became my friends are people with big hearts and who inspired me in many ways one can never imagine. Zenserly or Zen or Kulasa as we fondly call her - is one of them.
Kulasa is a dedicated doctor by profession. A loving wife to Kulas. A very understanding mom to Francis and Roel. A sweet daughter. An awesome sister. A big-hearted humanitarian. And a true friend.
But afar from what she is as a human being and a respected person in a society, she also leads a second life. [This she doesn't know this till now or probably she knew but in denial. LOL] Zen is a photography enthusiast. An out-of-control Blogger. And a Facebook addict. [wink]. The last one being probably the undiagnosed cause of her chronic insanity and non-life threatening facebookitis that causes sleepless nights and other symptoms too many to mention in one post. LOL
Zen and I have been friends since I joined TSS. She is the sister I wished I had who I know will cover my a$$ when I get into trouble. She is funny and there is never a dull moment when I talk to her. She is witty and smart and sweet and above all A SUPER WOMAN without the bling-blings.
Yes, I finally met the Super Woman Zen in blue suit last summer in the Philippines and had a blast catching up with all stories that we left out at facebook. It was such a wonderful experience since we didn't have to type what we need to say to each other. And most of all we chatted over a hearty meal of lechon kawali [pan-roasted pork belly],
and pinakbet [sautéed veggies with shrimp paste]
Zen... thank you very much for the friendship. Happy Birthday. I love you Super Woman.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Feelings could be best expressed through flowers. Red roses say "I love you" louder than a voicebox could. Those vividly colored petals with a sweet scent that mesmerizes the heart would be such a joy to have in the garden the whole year through. Seeing and smelling them could be akin to growing love in the air.
I just got inspired to grow more of them by Gardenieres who have the greenest of thumbs and most experienced when it comes to growing plants. The Rose bush pruning and Rose bush training to a garden trellis creating a lovely garden centerpiece by Gina Iliopoulos, the Midwest Gardeniere has given me a marvelous plan for Roses to serenade visitors with Roses hanging over a pathway beautifully adorning and perfuming the garden. Her tips on handling the Roses like keeping the cuttings which one will do away with in one corner instead of scattered to prevent injury made me realize how careless I was in the past. I also learned that there are products like Miracle-Gro ® Garden Soil for Trees and Shrubs and that its continuous Release plant food is great for Roses and feeds them for up to three months.
These awesome gardening tips and more could also be found when you "like" the Miracle-Gro Facebook page where we have the chance of interacting with fellow plant lovers. Viewing plant lovers' posts at the site both photos and their enthusiastic ideas is making me want to plant not only Roses but all kinds of flowering bushes as well as vegetables and trees! It's the best season to start our dream yard and getting to cherish the beauty of nature right in our homes to Find beauty in the Fall.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The other week, a break from work allowed me to spend time with the hubby and the kids. We had a grand time dining out and feasting on our favorite dishes at local restos! The hubby's favorite, braised noodles and siomai at our favorite Chinese restaurant left him with a huge smile and a challenge for me to cook them at home. You might want to wish me luck on that.
Hot chocolate touching my tongue early in the morning is a perfect moment for me. Matched with pancakes and some bread and jam I am all set to conquer the day.
Dessert is what the kids love most as expected. Show them chocolate mousse and strawberry crepe and their cheeks instantly glow. Though we treat them to sweet goodies once in a while we always remind them that we must maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How I love to live long and strong to see the kids all grown up with families of their own. I would love in the future to carry my grandchildren on my shoulders and to run after them. The unavoidable stress at work makes us lose energy at times and the hubby and I would sometimes complain of feeling old and we're not yet even forty! We would take turns massaging each other's sore muscles and laugh at ourselves for not being experts at it and end up tickling each other instead; the joys and simple pleasures of a happy married life. We search endlessly for tasty treats to ease our pains because sometimes, to be free of pain, love just ain't enough.