Sunday, January 31, 2010

Getting Proper Diet

While I was surfing today, I came across a site that talked about proper diet. My weight is still desirable and matches with my height but I just don’t know if the food I eat everyday is the proper diet for me since I am not so young anymore. I was surprised when I read about eating an egg and how many calories it contributes to our body. I love hard boiled eggs and quail eggs so much. I love my deviled eggs, the more sour, the better it tastes for me. I love Omelette with cheese gosh! And here is what I learned from the site when you include eggs to your diet.

Raw 6g 75 calories
Boiled average 6g 80 calories
Fried in oil 6g 120 calories
Scrambled (2 eggs + milk) 14g 170 calories
Poached 1 egg 6g 80 calories
Scotch egg 7g 140 calories Omelets 10g 128 calories
Omelets + cheese 17g 240 calories
Quiche (egg & cheese) 15g 300 calories
Egg Fried Rice 6g 210 calories

I was really surprised. I think I need to control this and perhaps I need some food supplement like protein supplements or any dietary supplement. How about you guys, are you sure that you eat a proper diet everyday?

Adgitize is down again.

I supposed to click ads today from Adgitize but when I headed to the site, it was not working so I went back to my blogs and I checked if the ads were there but all of the Adgitize ads were not there. So, I confirmed that Adgitize is down again.

Well, Ken Brown said, they promised to fix all the troubles that they have right now including the clicks and earnings that were not recorded on the reports. Publishers and Advertisers should not be worried with their earnings because they see to it that all credits, earnings will be kept and recorded. Adgitize management said, they make sure that the business will be back to normal on the 2nd of February.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

PBM Received $13.5 Million in Damages against Mead Johnson & Co.

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of PBM Products. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you hear the latest news about PBM Products vs. Mead Johnson & Co., the maker of Enfamil Infant Formula? Well, for those who don’t know about what happened to these two giant companies, here’s a little information about them.  PBM sued Mead Johnson for the third time for advertising false information about their infant formula product. The cost of the Mead Johnson infant formula product is 50% higher than the PBM’s product and they have claimed that PBM’s product does not provide the same nutrition as Mead Johnson’s brands. The CEO of PBM, Mr. Paul B. Manning stated that, "This decision by a jury of the people confirms that Mead Johnson's ads have been false in suggesting that there is a nutritional difference between our store brand formula products and their products, when in fact the only major difference is price."  The cost is up to 50% less than Enfamil® LIPIL® and allows parents to save as much as $600 per year on their formula purchases.

PBM infant formulas have the same nutrients as Enfamil.  It is also formulated to contain DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and ARA (arachidonic acid).  Mead Johnson claims that these two nutritional supplements help with infant eye and brain development.  PBM stated that Mead Johnson mailed a blurry picture of a child’s cartoon duck and a clear picture of the same image next to it to over 1.6 million parents.  It was said in the mailings that anything other than the Enfamil® LIPIL® blend of ingredients is inferior and will result in poor eye and brain development.  Other parts of the false advertising campaign was the statement that only Enfamil Lipil has been proven to have visual and mental benefits while store-brand formulas are cutting back the nutrients. 

Now PBM Co. which supplies store brand infant products to Wal-Greens, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, Kroger and Target received $13.5 million settlement in damages from a false advertising lawsuit against Mead Johnson and CO, the makers of Enfamil® LIPIL®. 

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Trip Friday - Maja Blanca


 It’s time to post again our Food Trip Friday meme and here’s my trip for this week. I made this last Christmas and we call it here Maja Blanca. This sweet dessert is very simple and easy to prepare and can be done in 10 to 15 mins. This is one of Filipinos most favorite dessert on the table. So, I hope you like this food guys and thanks to Mommy Willa again for hosting this yummy meme every Friday. If you want to join this meme, click the link provided and start posting yummy foods in your blog every Friday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Buffalo

It’s time for ABC Wednesday again and this time it is letter B.

B ---- Is for Buffalo.


Philippine Water Buffalo " Kalabaw "

Here is our national animal in the Philippines. The Buffalo or water buffalo and in our own language it is “kalabaw” pronounced as “kah- lah – bow”. This animal is the most hardworking animal. It’s the farmer’s bestfriend. It helps a lot in the farm that is why Filipinos recognized this animal as our National Animal.

For more ABC Wednesday participants, head over to the link provided. Happy viewing everyone.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Adgitize still down


I was surprised this morning when I visited Adgitize.  The site was not able to open and I thought it was my internet connection, so I tried and tried but it was not really working.  So, decided to leave it and headed to my blog. When I was here already, I was again surprised because all my adgitize ads were gone.  I checked my html thinking that it was deleted but it was there so I visited my friend’s blog and I found out that all of us had the same problem.  I headed to Cornyman’s blog because I know he always talked about Adgitize. Well, I was not wrong, I learned from him that Adgitize is down now for he doesn’t know the reasons why too.  Thanks to Martin for always writing about Adgitize. At least I know now why I can’t open the site and why my Adgitize Ads were gone.  I just hope that Adgitize will come back soon.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blue Monday - Tribal Outfit



It’s Blue Monday once again. Here’s my entry for this week. It was taken 2009 festival here in my tiny country. There was a competition for Tribal outfit and these were the finalists of the said contest. I just don’t know who won the contest. Oh BTW, it was not the outfit that has blue color, it was the blue line ribbon in front of it. I hope you like these pictures guys.






For more Blue Monday participants or if you want to join this once a week meme, just head over to Smiling Sally. Happy Blue Monday everyone.

The Sun Starts to Shine.

I am happy today that the rain has stopped although the sun didn’t shine so bright. The kids went to the school today without their umbrellas or rain coats. Fortunately Janjan has no school today because they just finished their exams for the boys last Friday and for the girls is today, so the boys are off from school today. My father is happy too because he can now fix my uncle’s car. It was last week when my uncle came here and asked Papa (my father) to fix his ford ac compressor but because of the heavy rains for a week now; he was not able to go to my uncle’s house to repair the car. Papa told me this morning to call my uncle that Papa will come to his house today to fix his car. I just hope that the rain has really gone now. There should be a lot of things to do but because of the continuous rains last week, we were not able to do it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fresh water from the faucet





Since we had lots of rains here for the whole week, it is really hard to go to shower also because the water is so so cold.  We don’t have hot water in the bathroom.  We bath or shower fresh water from the faucet and the water is very cold.  Every time I went to the shower, I had a lots of hokus pokus, like getting myself ready for the cold water, or thinking a song to sing and yell as loud as I could. Lol It really helps for me to yell when I poured the cold water to my body. I am not using the shower faucet if the water is cold, I used bucket, poured it to my body, yelled any words, bad or good then jumping a little and while I was scrubbing my body, I kept on singing Oh! Wow! refreshing cold water in the shower lol.  How about you guys do you like to go to the shower without hot water? Do you yell or sing inside the bathroom when the water is cold? Well, if not, try this and you will know that yelling, when the water is cold can really helps to lessen the chilling chin lol.  Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!



There are friends we set apart,
That are different from the rest.
Each and every day that comes,
They give their very best.

Always cheer you when you're sad,
Do their best to make you smile.
They know when you are lonely,
With you they'll stay a while.



You see, these friends are different,
Because we've never met.
The only time we spend with them,
Is when were on the net.

They are what a friend should be,
One who's loyal and true blue.
And this my dear sweet friend,
Happens to be.... 

Y O U!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Food Trip Friday - Pancit Canton


I am happy today because it’s Friday again and I don’t need to wake up early tomorrow for my son’s school. You know if the weather is like this, raining all day and night, it’s hard for me to wake up early but I have no choice. I don’t have a house helper to help me to do things here in the house. Anyhow, since its Friday, it’s time for our Food Trip Friday meme. My entry for this week is what we called here “pancit canton.” Help me please to name this is English lol. All I know is that it is a noodle with pork, chicken, carrots, garlic, onion, cabbage, and chicken liver. My kids love it every time I cooked pancit canton. So, this is my entry for his week and I would like to say thank you to Mommy Willa for hosting this yummy Friday meme. If you would like to join this meme, head over to Mommy Willa’s blog and read on how to join this meme. Have a yummy FTF everyone.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rain! Rain! Go Away!




Oh! What a day here.  It’s been raining for three days now.  I have so many things to do like going to landline phone office, the store where I bought my new webcam and of course, I need to shop for groceries in the kitchen.  We have continues rains here for three days now.  It is not really a hard rains but I don’t like to go out with umbrella and the rains is enough for you to get wet if you don’t have an umbrella.  Other parts of the country were flooded already.  We are just lucky here in Davao City because we don’t have flood here.  There are some parts of the city that has knee deep flood but it will not take for long hours.  Oh I wish the rain will stop soon.  I am running out of coffee and cream so I really need to go to the store. (sigh).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ABC Wednesday - A -- is for Angels

This is my second time to join this meme and if you want to join this meme too, head over to ABC Wednesday and let’s join the fun. This is now for the round 6.

A ….. is for Angel

My cousin loves to collect Figurine Angels or miniature Angles. She started loving it when she was in high school and until now she has two kids already, she still collecting these miniature angels. So, this is my entry for this week.



Tuesday, January 19, 2010

My Chinese Horoscope today



When I open my mail inbox today, I have again an email from Chinese Astrologer and I like what I’ve read today. I am a fan of reading horoscope since I was in high school but I didn’t take it seriously. I just love to read horoscope, that’s all. When I was working in Manila, my bosses were Chinese and they really followed the Fung Shui advices and since I was the secretary, I was with them whenever they went to a Fung Shui expert. I learned so many things about their beliefs on Fung Shui and Chinese horoscope, that is why until now I am still reading Chinese horoscope. So, here’s my Chinese horoscope reading today.

Dear Katherine,
The Year of the Metal Tiger is about to roar into your life! In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Metal Tiger starts February 14, 2010, and ends February 2, 2011. Expect a year of continued adjustments, but it's no time to succumb to worry or fear. You will find practical ways of building a good life with whatever resources you have. Even if you feel you have lost a battle, Tiger energy says you will win the war!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blue Monday - My brother and his family and the Sky



It’s Blue Monday once again and here’s my entry for this week. The man from the left is my brother, then on the center is my nephew and the woman is my sis-in-law. It was my SIL who sent this picture to me. Did you see where the blue thing on the picture is? And on the 2nd pic, that was the sky here this morning. Well, thank you to Smiling Sally for hosting this meme and if you want to join this wonderful and exciting meme, click the link provided and read on how to join this meme.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Orchids flowers

These are my mother’s orchids. I love it when the flowers are blooming. These flowers are so expensive here. If you want to have an orchid in your garden, buy the young orchid so you can save money, a lot cheaper if it is still young. But before planning to have this kind of flower in your garden, you must search first on how to take care of this flower. It is not like an ordinary flower that you will just leave it there in the garden. Orchids are like human being, it needs love and proper care, and you need to talk with it when you water the plant or when you give vitamins to it. So if you don’t have time to take care of it, don’t waste your money because it will surely die or it will not give you flowers like my mother’s beautiful orchids.


Saturday, January 16, 2010

We had earthquake again

On Christmas Day afternoon while I was doing my rounds here, there was a not so strong earthquake. I remembered Christmas Day in 2008, there was also an earthquake. But this month in December 2009, we had lots of earthquake. First on Christmas Day afternoon, then on the 26th in the afternoon, 3rd on the 29th and the strongest that it reach to intensity 4 was yesterday morning. I was also here in front of my computer when the house was shaking. This time, I got nervous because it was strong, stronger than the past earthquakes. We have a two storey house and it’s concrete but I am scared if the earthquake will become stronger, the house might fall and window glasses may be shattered. After the earthquake, my mother turned on the radio just to listen the news report and it was reported that it was intensity 4 here in Davao City, intensity 3 in Davao del Norte and intensity 2 in General Santos City. I wish that’s the last earthquake here or if ever we will have another earthquake, I wish it is not strong.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Food Trip Friday - Pork Adobo with Hard Boiled Eggs



TGIF, I don’t need to wake up early tomorrow, yahoooo. Well, since today is Friday, it’s time for our Food Trip Friday hosted by Mommy Willa. Here is my entry for this week. I cook this few days ago. Actually this is everybody’s favorite dish on the table. We called it here Pork Adobo with hard boiled eggs. If this is our food on the table, I make sure that I cook plenty of rice plus a very cold softdrinks…burrrppp! Yummy! So here’s my Pork Adobo with hard boiled egg.  For more FTF entries, click the link provided.  Happy yummy Friday!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Mumps

This is my niece. I feel so bad because she is sick right now. She has mumps for four days now and she doesn’t like to eat. Even her milk, she doesn’t like to drink it. Her stomach is empty and I know she’s hungry because she requested a food but she will just taste it and not eat it. I just wish she will be okay soon. I was trying to contact her mother but I failed. Nobody answered my calls, I sent sms to her cellphone but she didn’t reply. So I was thinking she change her number already. Oh BTW, my niece mother is not living here. Her parents separated a year ago and my niece stays with us. Her father is my brother.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I am so lazy today

I am so tired today or should I say I am so lazy today. I am not in the mood to do anything even blogging. I just want to lay on my bed and my mind keep on thinking the food that I want to eat..yikes! Oh don’t get me wrong, I am not pregnant. This is what I feel every time the “red flag” is up high. I am easily got irritated and annoyed. Even just small things, I make it big. But as soon as the “red flag” will go down, I will be okay. Well, even if I am not in the mood to blog, I am here just to write a little and I hope I can make few drops to my EC droppers tonight but if not, I promise to visit you guys after this lazy days. It is 9:30 in the evening now so any moment I will be on my bed again. So have a good night sleep Philippines and have a wonderful day to the rest of the world.



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Monday, January 11, 2010

Blue Monday Meme - Swimming!!!




It’s Blue Monday once again. Here are the pictures that I want to share with you guys as my entry for this week meme. It was my son and his classmates in the pool. Kids didn’t bother the heat of the sun. They really enjoyed in the water. How about you guys, would you like to join my kids there in the pool? Come down here in the Philippines and enjoy the heat of the sun!

Anyway, I would like to say thank you to Smiling Sally for hosting this exciting meme every Monday and if you want to have some fun, join this meme, click the link provided and share you blue pictures here.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

Enjoy Your Weekend

Today is Sunday here and the sun is not so bright. I want to go to the beach and swim in an hour but I am sleepy lol. Well, it is still early afternoon so maybe later of the day, I will asks Janjan if he likes to go to the beach and swim..So, how about your guys, what will you do during weekends?


Enjoy Your Weekend
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Need Extra Money?

I just want to share with you how to earn extra income without having to quit your job.  Pick that suits your time, budget, talent and temperament.  You never know when your luck turns for the better - so go for it!

Travel Agent:
What you will be doing?
You don't have to set up your own agency or organize tours.  You simply turn into a freelance travel agent referring people to travel agencies.  Sell the travel packages that the agencies offer and earn your commission in dollars.

How do you get started?
If you know anyone connected with a travel agency, he or she might be your first step in becoming a travel agent.  Otherwise, present yourself to any travel agency and inquire about its sub-agent policies.

Events Coordinator
What will you be doing?
You can be an events coordinator if you enjoy organizing parties, creating themes, and coming up with fresh ideas.  Your job is basically to do the worrying for your host.  Depending on your arrangement with your customer, you may handle the planning and preparations or take care of everything for him or her.  Events coordinators are becoming more and more indispensable as hosts and hostesses realize they can let other people handle their party so they can enjoy it along with their guests.

What will you need to start?
Your chief allies are your contacts: the caterers, entertainers, florists and souvenir makers plus the different venues for holding parties, meetings, and get-togethers.  Ask your friends and relatives for their contacts and recommendations.  To succeed as an event coordinator, you must be highly organized and always on top of things.

Those are the part time jobs of my godchildren and they both successful in their fields.  Actually, one of them recruited me to join on travel agency part time job.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Food Trip Friday - Cassava Cake




 Oh it’s Food Trip Friday again.  I think I was not able to post my FTF last Friday.  Anyway, here’s my entry for this week.  This is what we called here “Cassava Cake”.  My friend gave this to me last Christmas.  She knows that I love her cassava cake so much,  so when she got a chance to drop by to our house, she brought me this very yummy cassava cake.  I was so happy when I saw her carrying a box.  I know what’s inside already.  So here’s the cassava cake inside the box.





Thanks to Mommy Willa for hosting this yummy FTF meme.  For more yummy food on the table, just click the link provided.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Adgitize Payment Received

Adgitize your web site.

Hello World!

I was surprised this morning when I opened my email account, I have notice from my Paypal account telling me that Adgitize sent me money. Yahoo!! This is my first payment from them. I joined Adgitize in May or June last year but I started clicking ads in late September. From then on, I clicked ads EVERYDAY until I reached the 100 points. So, in three months time, I earned money from them even if I am only a publisher. So, for those who are not yet joining Adgitize, don’t waste your time. You will earn money from them plus you will also gain a very good traffic from them which I believe that they are also one of the reasons why I got higher PR to my Mom’s Place and iTravel blogs. So if I were you, I will not waste my time, let’s do Adgitize!

Adgitize just sent you money with PayPal.


Payment details
Amount:
$18.13 USD


Transaction Date:
Jan 6, 2010


Transaction ID:
7NR388610A2382449


Subject:
Adgitize Publisher Payment December 2009


Message:
Thank you for being a Publisher/Affiliate in the Adgitize Ad Network. This is payment for December 2009 Affiliate services and / or accumulated months as a publisher showing Adgitize Ads. Thank you, Ken Brown, Adgitize


Custom note:
Adgitize Publisher Payment December 2009

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Home Furniture and Decor

My Aunt’s new apartment is almost finished. A few months ago, my aunt built a house for her daughter’s family and now she is building a new apartment for business. She has a bakeshop business for a couple of decades now and since she and her husband are old already, they want to stop their bakeshop business because none of their children want to continue the business. So, they decided to have an apartment business, at least with this kind of business, she can relax in their house and will just wait for the monthly rental.

Yesterday, when they got home from shopping for their apartment’s cabinets, I saw an iron cabin decor. It was so nice and I like the design and style. It looks like it will last a long time because it is made of wrought iron. My aunt is really good in everything she does. When it comes to her home, she makes sure that everything inside her house is in good quality. No wonder she has nice furniture in their house.

Wordless Wednesday - Wet Dogs

These are the results of my aunt's puppies when they are wet. I got this picture at PYZAM.Com. Janjan, my son, was laughing so hard when he saw the puppies of my aunt after bath. The two puppies have lots of hair and are very cute but after bathing, Janjan said, it looks like an alien.lol.

Wet Dogs funny picture


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Movie Theater

Yesterday my aunt invited me to watch a movie in a movie theater this coming Sunday. She wants to watch her favorite actress. Of course I didn’t decline the invitation because it is free and I know after the movie we will eat at the restaurant before going home. I asked her which theater we are going to watch the movie because there are two movie theaters near to our place. She wants the nearer theater house but I don’t like the leather chairs there. I suggested the other theater house because it has good leather sectionals chairs and the space is big. There is also an arm on the chair where you can safely put your soft drinks, juice or any drinks. My aunt likes what she heard so on Sunday, I have a date with my Aunty. We will watch her favorite love story movie. I think I need to bring an extra handkerchief, just in case my aunt will cry so hard with that movie. Lol.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Blue Monday




 For those who join this meme, this will be my first Blue Monday entry for the year 2010 and I would like to say thanks to you Smiling Sally for hosting this wonderful meme.  So for this week, here are my entries and I thought of sharing you my pictures, I just don’t sure if you like it or not lol....



                                     me at the sea shore...trying to catch crabs, snails and fish lol

             For more Blue Monday photos, head over to Smiling Sally, just click the link provided and have fun.


Sunday, January 3, 2010

Top 10 EC Droppers for December

I would like to say Thank You to my top 10 Droppers for the month of December. Thank you for your perfect attendance to my blog and I also would like to say Thank You to all droppers who didn't make it to the top. I appreciated it so much guys. I hope you keep on coming back to my blog and drop your EC here.

So, here are my Top 10 EC Droppers for December:












THANK YOU!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Bed for my father

Are you sleeping comfortably? Well, I am very comfortable with my bed. It was my father who is now complaining about his bed. He is asking my mother to buy a new bed for him because he doesn’t like his old bed now. He is asking bigger than his old size bed. He said he saw a place or a store that sells leather beds and he likes it. So he wants my mother to go to that store. My mother has no time yet to go to the store but she’s interested to go there. I just don’t know when she is free to go out because I am also interested to see those beds. I don’t have any plans yet to buy a new bed, but I just want to see those leather beds. You know, if you have a nice bed in your bedroom, I am sure you also have nice sleep. And I also like beds that have under bed storage for your things like blankets, pillow cases, and beddings. So I hope one of these days, we can go to the bed store.

Google starts updating PR’s

Last night, when I checked my email inbox, I had an email from Google saying that they started updating PR’s. I was nervous and hoping that this blog will get higher PR. I headed to the link provided and I checked my PR here, oh gosh! I was so happy when the result was PR of 3. Wow! Google gave me PR of 3. So, I would like to say a huge thank you to Mr Google for giving me one step higher than my old PR, from PR of 2 to PR of 3. Horray!!!

Getting Any Insurance

My father is not in good health anymore. He is taking medicine for his lungs. It’s a medicine for oxygen because his lung has three small holes and that medicine will help him to breathe normally. Well, as a Senior Citizen, we can purchase his medicine with a 20% discount. I wish my father has an insurance whether life or health insurance but unfortunately, his insurance company way back in the 1990’s was closed. So, after that insurance company, my father didn’t get any insurance anymore. For him it was a bad experience. Now that he is sick, he wishes for insurance again but it is too late for him to get such insurance. He is like his old delivery truck that needs a new HVG Insurance. Good thing his truck still in good condition and not sick like him. He is now 71 years old and sick. I think one of the insurance company’s requirements is the age requirements, then a medical background, so how he can pass those requirements? There’s no way for him to apply or get a new health insurance. This is now a lesson for us. Health insurance is really important nowadays. So, if you don’t have insurance yet, specifically health insurance, get it now before it’s too late.

New Year's Eve



Last night, even if our celebration was just quiet simple, no fireworks display, no firecrackers but the kids including my son had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. They have their own kind of simple instruments just to make noise. Other vehicle like car, jeepneys, motorcycles, bicycles, they just put or pulled a can at the back of their vehicle and run on the road to add noise. Janjan my son enjoyed it so much. That was his first time to watch those cars having a can pulled at the back. Dogs were barking because of the noise. Others didn’t stop their car’s horn. Well, since we said goodbye to 2009 and we welcome 2010, we just hope that the New Year will give us more blessings than in 2009 and the best blessing that we had last year was my kids were in good health.

Remove Excess Fat

Last night, it was New Year’s Eve, there was again lots of food on the table, plus when you go out of the house the neighbors will invite you to eat their foods also. That’s how we celebrate our holidays here. It is the sharing of food and that’s the greatest fear for those who don’t like to gain more weight. My friend’s mother, she told me last night that she doesn’t like to gain more weight again because it is hard for her to look for a sexy dress. I jokingly told her that she can run to the doctor and have a Liposuction since she has lots of money to pay for it. She laughed at me but she agreed with my suggestion. She asked me then if I know of someone who has done a liposuction, I said no but most of the celebrities underwent a liposuction. She also asked if there are any side effects with this procedure and I jokingly told her that yes, there is a big effect, she will be sexy again if the doctor will remove her excess fat cells in her abdomen. She laughed at me again. So, that was part of our conversation last night and we continued celebrating the New Year, we ate, we sing to my Magic Sing karaoke and others were drinking. We ended our celebration around 3:00 in the morning again just like last Christmas Eve.