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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Had fun talking to sister

My sister, Lyn, lives in Canada with her family -- hubby and kids. Our busy schedules with kids defy us from chatting on YM at any time we want. But if we have the chance, oh boy! we are like crazy talking just anything our minds lead us to. We love talking about our childhood and the many open secrets of the family and the neighborhood.

Lyn is my younger sister. I am two years older than her. We both went to the same school -- elementary and high school. She transferred to Catholic school in college where I was enrolled in just to be around me. BOth have common friends, my friends are her friends, her friends are my friends. We shared secrets and other stuff but not clothes and shoes. She was size small or medium and I was x-small (when weren't mothers yet). We got married on the same year, 2007, mine took place in the US in July and her in the Philippines in October. According to the old belief, siblings shouldn't get married on the same year with different months to keep unpleasant situations from happening, we did not buy it and we are the proof that it's untrue and just a common old belief.

Today, we chatted for 8 hours. The longest in history. We had so much fun and laughter but with fussy babies around. After taking the situations calm, both of us were back on the desktop to talk. Conversation ended at 12:25AM CT.

It was nice talking to you Lyn. Talk to you later when we both have time again.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The worst Chinese restaurant in Ascension

We had a free day from weight loss program today. The hubby and I decided to have lunch at any restaurant I want. Since we've tried some of the Chinese restaurants in the area like Dynasty, Grand Wall, King Buffet; we had no choice but to go for Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant. Tell you that the food selection is few (might be less than 10) with a very narrow buffet table. Worst is the taste of foods. It didn't taste Chinese neither American. Just so gross that I did not eat much. I only had rice and sesame chicken. Didn't even try their veges floating in a light and nasty sauce. The hubby just had a plate of fried shrimp while the little had rice only. It seems to me that the cook is not Chinese or does not have the skill for Asian cuisine.

Money is not well spent in that restaurant. We didn't get the food satisfaction that we're hoping. I wonder why there were few guests in there! THe only PLUS that resto has is the friendly staff. Whew! If I were to rate the entire service, I give a 5 for excellent customer relations, 2 for the uninviting place and 1 for the poor taste and few selection of foods.

Never again! Golden Buddha Chinese Restaurant is the worst restaurant in Ascension.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Music Monday : Bukas na lng kita mamahalin

Since nobody offered me a ride to a Halloween party yesterday, my magic mic lift me up to forget whatever it is that pissed me off. I sang tons of songs in front of my number one fan, the lil one. The disappointment vacate my heart so quickly when I started singing my all time Filipino songs.

Here is one of the many songs I had. It's by Asia's Nightingale, Lani Misalucha entitled BUkas na lng kita Mamahalin. A hit song in the 90's.



    Bukas na lng kita Mamahalin Kay hirap palang umibig sa gitna ng panahon Kung bakit ngayon ko lang natagpuan ang isang katulad mo Sana noon pakita nakilala Sana noon pa lang na ang puso ay malaya pang magmahal Bukas nalang kita mamahalin Sabay sa paglaya ng ating mga puso Bukas na lang kita mamahalin Kay hirap pa lang umibig sa di tamang panohon Kung bakit ngayon ko lang natagpuan ang isang katulad mo Sana noon pakita nakilala Sana noon pa lang na ang puso ay malaya pang magmahal Bukas nalang kita mamahalin Sabay sa paglaya ng ating mga puso Bukas na lang kita Bukas na lang kita Bukas na lang kita Mamahalin




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Friday, October 23, 2009

Caught in the act!

Hummingbird is one of the smallest birds in the world. According to wiki, They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12-90 times per second (depending on the species).

MIL has a couple of hummingbird feeders. Everyday, her porch is guested by various species of birds, amongst is hummingbird. So far, I have seen two of them -- a male and a female.


I love this picture. This is one of my many best shots. Glad I have a 20x optical zoom camera or I will never have this topic (Oh thank you to the hubby for such a wonderful gift on my birthday). Ain't this bird so cute? I just love looking at them when they fly close to MIL's porch. It makes me want to gently pinch their beaks like a cutie baby.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Shocking Pinay scandal?

Lately that I knew that a Filipina I met on a forum two years ago and is a fellow blogger did something morally offensive. I checked her blogs today but all were deleted. She is inactive in the forum as well for quite a long time now. It is hard to believe that she has the heart to fool her husband especially her adorable toddler. This woman is obviously not in her mind.

On the forum, her husband shared his love and devotion to his wife and the issue in between. Most of the members in the forum are on his side. He seems to be a good person, a good father and is a good husband. Devastation came into him when he found out that his trusted wife is cheating on him. The evidence is clear on his wife's transcripts of conversation with her alleged man talking about love, sex, kisses, relationship and future meetings.

I really thought that she is a good person. How could she engaged herself to this nasty affair with a Filipino man she met online and will meet him personally in Manila with a lie to her husband that she is going home with the baby because her mother is sick and wants to see her little one? Huh! Used the baby just for that!!! Where the hell is the respect and the values?

It is a shame and I am ashamed of what she did. She is not the only person who did it, there are more like her who use Americans and other nationalities for money and for them to escape the poor life in the Philippines. After that, they would just vacate and live with their current partners! Shoot! I hate Filipinos like them!!!

Some of you may think I am judging her this quick without hearing her side of story. If her husband is wrong and is abusing her, there is a lot of ways to get rid of him and not through finding someone online and live a life full of lies.

A lesson for Americans looking for Asian wives. Don't be fooled by the uniqueness of the person and the manner she talks. Know her better before letting yourself hook in her bait. If there is a need for background check-up, do it! Better find a highly educated person and not the ones from bars (no offense) if you don't want your marriage to end just quick. This is true and I know a lot of these people with broken marriages.

I am a Filipino. Proud of my inheritance and the values and virtues instilled by my parents in me.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Becoming a good girl


For sometime now, the 'lil one needs not to be rocked anymore. She sleeps on her own. As you see on the photo, she is sleeping on the play mat. She got so quiet this morning that freaked me out thinking something had happened to her only to find out that she is napping. This happens rarely so it deserves to be captured (glad the camera flash didn't wake her up). The weather is so great and so I also took a nap with her lol.

Oh I love this feeling that I am spared from rocking and holding her for hours just for her to fall asleep. My 'lil girl is becoming a big and good girl.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Looking at the sky on Friday : LA State capitol

It's late at night Friday meme...

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This photo was taken few weeks ago on my way to Brec's Zoo with the hubby and the 'lil one. The State Capitol building is standing high, higher than most of the buildings in the area. At a very far distance, I was able to capture the proud capitol with thick clouds atop.

Cold weather + sleeping baby(early) = happy mommy!!

Since the weather started to get colder, the 'lil one changed her sleeping pattern. For two nights in a row, she is in bed so early and not later that 11PM. At around 9PM, she is already sleepy and wants to be in her crib. If asks if she wanna go night night, she nods her head and smile which obviously mean she's ready. Unlike before that she'll cry herself to death and puke if I put her in the crib if she dislikes it.

In the morning, she wakes up late too. Her 6AM wake up time is changed to 9AM. What a miracle! That's more time for me to stay in bed. I just hope that she'll stay this way for a couple of months. It's really gonna help me a lot in some ways.

As early as 10PM tonight, I was able to do most of my online tasks. Done dropping EC. checked e-mails and submitted my job assignments. The only thing left is to talk to the sister for just an hour or so and that's it, I can say that my night is over.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Blog has tantrums

This blog's sidebar does not appear on the sidebar itself, instead it appears on the bottom page. I dunno what's wrong, have tried fixing it and even changed templates yet it didn't do anything. Hopefully, this is will be ok by tomorrow.

The sidebar's widgets/info are found on the very bottom of this page including my entrecard widget.

UPDATE : Finally I am able to find the template with a working sidebar.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Poor toy!!!

Just a couple of days ago, we had a strong wind here. I dunno exactly how strong but it's one of the strongest winds I had in my entire life next to HUrricane Gustav. Most of our unsupported and light stuff at the backyard were blown away by the wind, just like the 'lil one's toy.

This toy was at the backyard before the strong wind. The next thing I know, it was flying towards the front yard.


The toy landed so close to the neighbor's yard and the road. If I didn't get it and placed in a sturdy area, it could have damaged others' properties such as cars and window panes and left me with a burden.

Just so fortunate that I opened the blinds that the 'lil one could see the rain, if not, I wouldn't be able to see this. I am happy that nobody is hurt, yet saddened for the 'lil one as her toy is broke.

Lesson learned : Be aware and prepare for the weather!!!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Glimpses of zoo trip

As promised, here are some photos of our second trip to the zoo.



At the back is a huge globe rotating on a water fountain. It's located at the entrance of the zoo. Such a warm welcome!!!



What a structure!! I am so amazed on how it is being built. I forgot the specie of the goats that inhabit the man-made hill(?) though.


The elephant zoo. THese two Asian elephants from Thailand are in their mid 30's and 40's. Trained to entertain guests.

See how the three giraffes lined-up at the back?


At the zoo's playground.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Music Monday : Kokomo

The 'lil girl has a temper. When she's having a bad day, guess what makes her smile and dance? It's just the video or music Kokomo by the Muppets. So easy to make her calm down sometimes and thank you for the music for that.



Come join Music Monday and share your songs with us. One simple rule, leave ONLY the actual post link here. You can grab this code at LJL Please note these links are STRICTLY for Music Monday participants only. All others will be deleted without prejudice.




PS: Because of spamming purposes, the linky will be closed on Thursday of each week at midnight, Malaysian Time. Thank you!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

To the zoo...

I will be away for the whole day tomorrow. THe hubby, I and the lil one are leaving early to the zoo as it's around 40 minutes drive (including traffic) from here. It's the lil girl's second visit and I'm sure she'd love it more than the first visit. The zoo was under renovation that time and most of the animals were kept from the public. Hopefully, the renovation is over now.

This is going to be exciting!!! Whew! Can't wait!!! I'll post pictures on the next day.

Though I will be back late, I will still reciprocate your EC drops. It's already 11:46PM here, not too late but I have to go early. Still have to prepare our stuff for tomorrow.

Goodnight everyone!!!

Thursday morning nothings

It's 6 minutes to 1AM. So what's keeping me up this late? There were so much in my head that bug me. One is the video I saw three days ago. That was the most horrible scene I saw in my entire life. Pardon me for I am not going to expound it here. I just want to forget everything about it.

So finally, I am done with my job assignments for today. Oh Thank you Lord for the blessings. I had to hold back my online tasks to prioritize the 'lil one and my household chores. There is no way I could do it if the 'lil one is awake. For the longest hour tonight, I just sat in the couch watching TV as demanded by the 'lil boss while she was in her room playing with toys and watching Sprout. Tell you that she kept on checking on me ya and pulled me back in the living area when I sat on my computer. She is funny yet demanding lol. I think she wants me to give my whole attention to her and computer and household chores are excluded.

Tomorrow I still have a lot of cleaning to do. Be posting and creating a video again, too. The assignments have been sitting in my account for two days now. I hate to submit my posts on the date it expire.

Alright, gOtta go to gain more strength for tomorrow!!! Good night everyone!

 

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