Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Christmas Preparation

Christmas is very fast approaching and I just had my last minute shopping spree this noon. Before, I usually buy gifts 2 weeks before Christmas or a month earlier but because I was busy lately, so, this is what happens. I'll continue wrapping the gifts tonight because I'm kinda tired. I just want to check on my emails and update my blog before I do anything else.

Anyway, we might finally transfer to our new place this coming weekend. We need to arrange our things first and buy necessary materials for the house before we finally live in there. I'll just let you know what happens then... And when everything's settled, I promised to drop by your blogs. Well, this is all for now and wishing you all a great Christmas celebration!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Now We're Busy Unpacking...

Hello Guys! I definitely missed blogging. Anyway, to give you an update, we are still transferring some of our things to the house where we are going to live. As of this week, we had the house repainted, cleaned and some areas need some plumbing work so, I guess in a few more days everything will be in place. We're trying to move in this weekend but I doubt that since we have plenty of things to unpack. The house is quite bigger than where we used to stay (and more areas to clean!). But at least we now have a garden where I can grow some plants ;-).

I guess this is all for now. I'll update this blog for time to time. Wishing you all the best!!!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Too Busy Packing

I'm having a hard time to blog hop these days for this reason:

YUP, we're moving out and I'm busy packing. Sorting things gave me a pain in the neck, too. But whenever I got the chance, I'll try my best to post an entry here and visit blogs or drop ec's. So, just hear from me from time to time...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Chloe Sings Love Story

This video was recorded during Chloe's Halloween fun day held last October 27, 2009 at their school. I posted 2 videos here because her teacher requested that she sing it again as the microphone didn't sound good on the first take. However, on the second video, the crowd was already noisy but her voice was loud and clear. And some of the kids joined Chloe on the stage, too, as they danced to the tune of Taylor Swift's Love Story.

2nd take: "..It's a Love Stooory, baby, just say yes..."

1st take: Tinker Bell Chloe just love to sing ;-)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yummy Sunday: Seafoods

My second entry for Yummy Sunday is all about Seafood. Seafood is my favorite dish most especially the crab and the shrimp. I could eat a lot if these foods were served at parties or even at home :D

Most often, after we went to church on a Sunday, we took our lunch to one of Cagayan de Oro's native food resto and ordered these foods (see below: crab and shrimps were not available). In all fairness, it tasted good and we went home fully sated :D

Sizzling Squid (with veggies)


Tinolang Isda (Fish soup)

Join Perfectly Blended and enjoy posting your favorite food every Sunday.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Chain Letters

I haven't got the time to check on my emails lately but this morning, I took the time to open and read then deleted the spam mails and other unnecessary messages. What I meant by "unnecessary" messages are the chain letters. It would have been okay if someone asked me to pray for him/her and that's all. However, these messages ended like this: please take time to read this because the son of the President (of a particular country) who deleted these message died. Or, you will be in bad luck if you don't forward this message to others.

When I received this kind of messages and sensed that it was indeed a chain letter, I would delete it right away. I don't even bother to read. I can't blame my other friends who sent this to me because maybe they believed it and were afraid, too. But whoever made this kind of chain letter, how dare he/she. Nobody has the right to say your life will end just because you don't read the letter at all. I hope they will stop doing this because Life is not a joke!...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Week

It's already November and how time flies so fast! And I can't believe that Christmas is even on the way. But before I talk about that, let me share to you our activities last week. Tuesday of last week, my daughter Chloe had their Halloween fun day at school and I have (need!) to be there. She donned again her Tinker Bell Costume because she wanted to be a fairy. My little fairy had fun and so far, had the best time of her life. She was requested by her teacher to sing Taylor Swift's Love Story (her teacher just asked her to practice the 2 days before the program!) which, I was glad, she memorized it right away! ;-)

Saturday of last week, Chloe joined again McDonald's Halloween fun day together with her cousin. This time, she donned her vampire costume (she wore it last year) and glad that my husband helped me with the make-up! hehehe... Well, he knew the vampire-look better than I! Chloe's cousin wore a pumpkin monster costume. Both kids enjoyed the fun and received lots of prizes ;-)

(Tinker Chloe; and with her cousin Kirk)

Sunday, November 1, my mom, 2 brothers and their wives and kid and my family visited my dad's grave at the cemetery. We stayed there for more than 2 hours because we arrived very late in the afternoon already. My family always make it a point to gather there on November 1st. I hope you had a good week, too! (more pics will be posted soon at Chloe's blog)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Have A Great Halloween Week

Hello peeps! Wishing you a great and wonderful Halloween week. Hope you will have fun decorating or doing trick or treats with the kids! I'm excited for my daughter's upcoming halloween activity, too. I'll be sharing it with you next time ;-)

Count Dracula and .... Mina, heheheh :D (Edward's gramps :p)

Striking a pose at the red carpet, harhar


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yummy Sunday: Birthday Cake

Another week, another entry. Thank you Bogie of Perfectly Blended for inviting me again. My Yummy Sunday entry is my daughter's Birthday Cake. Her 6th birthday was themed after Disney's Tinker Bell so obviously, Chloe dressed herself up like her favorite tiny fairy. The flavor of this cake was a combination of mocha and choco moist and the taste was really superb! Until now, I still crave for this cake, hehehe...

Blowing the candle of her Tinker Belle Cake (plus the puto on the side was yummy, too :D)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Lord of the Rings

I watched The Lord of the Rings trilogy film a few years ago. I never read the book but my husband told me that the book version was really great. I never bothered about it. But just this week, I went to Booksale (one of my favorite stores at the mall) and found LOTR by J.R.R. Tolkien books. Reading novels is one of my favorite pastime these days and how eager was I to get hold of my LOTR copy. Plus, it's for sale! So, without much thinking, I bought it right away. It may seem too much buying 3 books in one time but I thought it was still a cheap bargain, so - no sweat, hehehe... Besides, these are the kind of books which I can pass on to my daughter to read when she gets a little older.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

More Birthday Pictures

I forgot to post in my blog some of Chloe's pictures taken during her 6th birthday last July. Although I posted a lot of pics on her blog (My Girl), these pictures were not posted in there, especially with me on it, hehehe...

The Birthday Girl... and the Belles or Cat Women? hehehe

Mi Familia and my photo op :D

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Yummy Sunday: Pizza

This is my first time to join Yummy Sunday so this will be my very first entry. Thanking my sister in law of Perfectly Blended for inviting me.

I was browsing thru My Documents for an interesting food to feature and I found this one - Burnt Pizza, hehehe...

My daughter, Chloe, had their fun day at school last year and one of their activities was making pizza. It was sponsored by Pizza Hut. After she put on the ketchup, ham and cheese, Pizza Hut crew took her finished product and sent it to their store for final 'cooking'. They returned it to her later and what you see in the picture was the result. Despite that, the pizza still taste good. Of course, Chloe was able to consume all her share!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Beautiful Music, Beautiful Hair

Saw this video at my sister-in-law's blog. Got so awed, moved and touched with the story to think this is only a shampoo commercial. Posted it here in case some of you have not yet seen it. Pachelbel's canon in D major is my all-time favorite classical music, too. I wanna salute the man (or woman?) behind this commercial. I'm clapping my hands right now.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chicken Pox

I am supposed to baby sit my 8-month-old nephew today and the next days, however, my daughter has chicken pox (also known as varicella), so I declined. Too dangerous for the little kiddo who didn't get his varicella vaccine yet. I guess Chloe got it from her classmate but I'm not mad or anything. It may be awkward to say but I am, at least, glad that Chloe has it today while she's still young. Unlike me, I had chicken pox when I was 6 month pregnant with Chloe. It was risky and I was scared of my condition but good thing I had it during my second trimester and the doctor assured me of the baby's safety.

Chloe was already immunized, she had her chicken pox vaccine when she was about 1 year old so, I guess that's why she looks alright - except for the vesicular skin rash or red spots in her body. I just put Caladryl lotion so that she won't feel that itchy. But that means also that Chloe will be absent from school for a long period of time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Temporarily Offline

Hey Guys! Thanks a lot for dropping by at my site. Thanks a lot for your comments and messages, too. It means a lot to me.

I'm up to something and I need to take care of my health, too. I guess I was under pressure lately and now I need some rest. Had series of lab tests the previous week, had consultations with different specialists and so far, everything turned out well but was advised to take it easy and give myself a break. And just yesterday, I had tonsillitis...

So now, I'm taking a break, even in blogging... I cannot promise if I can visit your blogs these days (but I'll try). Anyway, I'll be back soon after everything has stabilized.

I'm not sure if I can update my other blog but

Cookie's Corner will be temporarily offline...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chloe Sings The Climb

I just arrived attending Chloe's school activity held at SM mall. Today is National Children's Book Day and my daughter's teachers were the ones telling stories to children to 5 different schools. And my not-so-shy 6-yr-old little girl had an intermission number and she sang Miley Cyrus' The Climb. Click the video below for you to watch (sorry, my hands trembled a lot, hehe.. I was using my cellphone and I was trying not to block the kids at my back (",)):

With pretty Teacher Karen

PS: Check Chloe's blog, My Girl, to view her birthday pictures. Posted it already ;-) Thanks!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

BRB (Be right back)

Yours truly is a bit busy these days. I'm currently preparing my daughter's birthday this coming Saturday aside from doing buncha stuff. I'll try to visit your blog whenever I'm free. But I do appreciate your visits, your comments & messages and with that, thank you very much(salamat) from the bottom of my heart.

Meantime, I gotta go to do some wondah woman stuff. Wish me luck for the success of the party (thanks!). Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Climb

I've heard a lot of Miley Cyrus' songs but never really was a fan of her. Not that I dislike this girl but guess I just don't know anything about her - until recently ;-)

Actually, my daughter knew a lot of songs and dance steps from Hannah Montana music because they practiced it at school for their programs.

But I've learned to appreciate Miley's music lately and I particularly like The Climb. It has a nice meaning, too. I guess this girl has a long way to go - but hopefully, she won't end up another one of Hollywood's primadonna stars. Here's The Climb for you. Enjoy the music!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Personality Test

Got this Personality Test from new found friend, David. Thanks a lot for including me in your tag. I really had fun doing this :-)

My Personality Test

The rules are simple:

1. Open this website: Personality Test
2. Take the Personality Quiz. (It's very short and easy really!)
3. Copy paste the result to your blog.
4. Tag as many friends you can and link to the friend who tagged you!

Here are the results:

Your view on yourself:
You are down-to-earth and people like you because you are so straightforward. You are an efficient problem solver because you will listen to both sides of an argument before making a decision that usually appeals to both parties.

The type of girlfriend/boyfriend you are looking for:
You like serious, smart and determined people. You don't judge a book by its cover, so good-looking people aren't necessarily your style. This makes you an attractive person in many people's eyes.

Your readiness to commit to a relationship:
You are ready to commit as soon as you meet the right person. And you believe you will pretty much know as soon as you might that person.

The seriousness of your love:
You are very serious about relationships and aren't interested in wasting time with people you don't really like. If you meet the right person, you will fall deeply and beautifully in love.

Your views on education
Education is very important in life. You want to study hard and learn as much as you can.

The right job for you:
You're a practical person and will choose a secure job with a steady income. Knowing what you like to do is important. Find a regular job doing just that and you'll be set for life.

How do you view success:
You are confident that you will be successful in your chosen career and nothing will stop you from trying.

What are you most afraid of:
You are concerned about your image and the way others see you. This means that you try very hard to be accepted by other people. It's time for you to believe in who you are, not what you wear.

Who is your true self:
You are mature, reasonable, honest and give good advice. People ask for your comments on all sorts of different issues. Sometimes you might find yourself in a dilemma when trapped with a problem, which your heart rather than your head needs to solve.

Passing this test to all bloggers out there. Try checking your personality, too!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Caption It!

Been MIA lately and I've not so much to tell :D Anyway, I'll just share to you what I've been doing on my free time and tried it to myself...

The result?...
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...CREEPY!!! (and what a muscle!...hehehe)

Ok, gotta fly coz I still got other things to do ;)

Picture Captions

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Monday, June 29, 2009

One Word Meme

Got this tag from Amy and Niko. Thanks for this gals!

1. Where is your cell phone? Bag
2. Your hair? Black
3. Your mother? Loved
4. Your father? Heaven
5. Your favorite food? Seafood
6. Your dream last night? None
7. Your favorite drink? Coke
8. Your dream/goal? House
9. What room you are in? Bedroom
10. Your hobby? Singing
11. Your fear? Snakes
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Abroad
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. Something that you aren’t? Plastic
15. Muffins? Choco
16. Wish list item? HongKong
17. Where you grew up? CDO
18. Last thing you did? Eat
19. What are you wearing? Shirt
20. Your TV? Sony
21. Your pets? None
22. Friends? Few
23. Your life? Stressed
24. Your mood? Ambivalent
25. Missing someone? Dad
26. Car? Vios
27. Something you’re not wearing? Slippers
28. Your favorite store? SM
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When is the last time you laughed? 6pm
31. Last time you cried? Weeks
32. Who will resend this? Dunno..
33. One place that I go to over and over? Mall
34. One person who emails me regularly? MIL
35. My favorite place to eat? Shakey's

Rule: Answer the questions, USING ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers. Be sure to tag the person who sent it to you!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Goodbye Michael

Re-posted picture (@ LA's Walk of Fame)

I've never been a Michael Jackson fan but I have to admit that I admired some of his songs. I've always liked listening to his Man in the Mirror song and songs from his Dangerous album (Heal the World, Black or White & Gone Too Soon). Despite the controversies, I think he contributed a great influence on music to some of the artist today. And who would ever forget his moonwalk dance move? He made it so famous that nobody could emulate (although there were some trying-hard copycats but still failed to impress). Before I slept last night, I read that Charlie's Angel Farah Fawcett died after her long battle of cancer. And just this morning, I was surprised to learn that the King of pop had died. He was 50 years old. The reason was not disclosed at first but now, they said he died due to massive heart attack.

To Michael and Farah (and all the faithful departed), may you rest in peace...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Ozamiz City

We went to Ozamiz City the other weekend for a very important transaction and at the same time, to visit my BFF Katrina. The last time I was in Ozamiz was when I was in Grade 1. I studied my nursery in there, too, but because of my dad's work, we kept on transferring from one place to another.

Katrina is my best friend in high school here in CDO. Her Chinese-Fil husband lives in Ozamiz so she settled in there for good. She kept on inviting me visit her place but it never happened. But finally, it did happen and my husband and Chloe went along with me :-) We stayed there overnight at their guest house (with superb accommodation!) and I hope to go back in there to see their Dolphin Island, too. I posted some pictures below. Some will be posted at Chloe's Blog.

Ozamiz Museum; With their oldest canyon

Chloe & Daddy; Me & Katrina (far right) with our kids

At Bethany Resto. They served tasty food at cheaper price (and with good ambiance, too!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Happy Christening!

A few weeks ago, it was my nephew's baptism. 4-month-old Clark Ken is my older brother's son. Obviously, he is named after the famous superhero (but the T was omitted in Ken). I wanna congratulate and welcome our little angel to the Christian world! Sharing to you some pictures taken during Baby Clark's Christening.
In his mommy arms; Taking a bath, hehe :D
With CK's set of Ninongs and Ninangs; With Mommy Anna & Daddy Kenneth
One Happy "Family"
My 1st older brother Tonypet & SIL Bogie with Chloe & Clark
(According to Chloe, they are her other Daddy & Mommy :D)

Chloe with Mom & Daddy (Striking a pose while waiting, hehehe)

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Awards

I got these 3 awards from my dear friend Amy of Amiable Amy and Business Matters. Thank you very much for giving me these awards, lovely Amz! You deserve all of these awards, too! Your blogs are very interesting and informative that made it as one of my favorites. Thanking also Mommy Journey for including me on her list!

Passing these awards to all best bloggers out there ;-)

Friday, June 5, 2009

Angels and Demons

(For those who have not seen it, I'll try my best Not to include some spoiler here ;-)... I'll just mention some things that only those who read the book will understand, lol)

Finally, I was able to watch the movie version of Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons. Tom Hanks reprise his role as Robert Langdon, a Harvard University professor of symbology. I have read the book and as usual, there were a lot of changes made in the film. Some major characters were altered or not mentioned or did not exist anymore. The Camerlengo who was supposedly Italian turned out to be Irish in the film. The 4th victim of the movie was unexpected because in the book, his fate turned out differently. The hassasin (killer) was of Western descent instead of Middle Easterner or sort of like that. But he was more evil in the book. But still, the essence of the story was still there especially the heart-throbbing, mind-boggling part and the twist of fate in the story. The ending may not be completely the same as the book (as I was hoping they would include the other reason behind the crime) but still, I can say, that I was entertained.

Angels and Demons, by the way, is the prequel of The Da Vinci Code but it in the movie, it became the sequel.

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Moon

I can't wait for November 20 to come!! I'm a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Series that I am so looking forward to watch the movie version of New Moon. However, it is yet to be shown - 5 months away from now! I wish I could fast-forward the time, hehe, but there's nothing I can do except ~ WAIT. Anyway, here's the First official trailer of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and their official poster, too.

I hope Bella doesn't mind if I'll borrow Edward for awhile, hehehe..

Friday, May 29, 2009

My Itchy Throat

For the past 2 days, I woke up in the morning so tired and weak. I had a sore throat and a head cold. But I need to get out of bed to clean the house and cook breakfast. Today, my throat is so itchy that at times, I keep on coughing. So after I cooked breakfast, I did not bother doing my household chores :-) Even at home, I guess I deserved a "sick leave" or else, I can't take care of other things.

Thank goodness today is Friday. And by tomorrow, I'll have some company at home to help me do with my chores, hehehe...