Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Life is Good Award

I thank these two beautiful ladies Shydub of Simply Happy Life and Josie of Josie’s Files for giving this award to me. Kisses for both of you mommies. Anyway, here are the rules of this award.


1. Answer the 10 questions.
2. Give this award to six other bloggers
3. Link back to the person who gave this award.
4. Let them know about the award.

Here you go;

1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing it that way; if you are not anonymous do you wish you had started out anonymously so you could be anonymous now? No, never. Why should I hide my beauty?

2. Describe one incident that shows your inner stubborn side. When I asked the thing she borrowed but she insisted that she returned it already.

3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror? I am still beautiful inside and outside.

4. What is your favorite summer cold drink? Ice cold Tea

5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do? Beauty Salon of course

6. Is there something you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it? Yeah, If I see my kids with a degree, that would be a big accomplishment.

7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the class shy person, or always ditching school? Waaaaaaa None of the above but I am always center of attraction both boys and girls.

8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what do you see? I saw myself alone at the recovery room.

9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events. I would rather like to share all my experiences bad or good, funny or embarrassing. I just want to be true to everybody.

10. If you had the choice to sit and read or talk on the phone, which would you do and why? I am not a reader…if I read a newspaper; I will read the headlines but not the details. Talking non-sense, I would rather like to sleep and talking over the phone, probably yes but not too long.

So now I’m passing it to all my friends here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Blue Monday

This is my entry for this week meme.

My nephew, niece and their neighbors
My nephew, obviously the only boy in the group and my niece wearing blue swimsuit were having fun with their neighbors on a small inflatable pool. They started soaking, playing on the water early in the morning. I got there in their house early in the afternoon and they were still there playing, and when I saw that the inflatable pool was blue, I took out my camera and that was it. Ha ha! The kids love to play on the water especially if the weather is so hot.

Thanks again to Smiling Sally for this meme.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

National Heroes Day - August 30

The Palace has declared August 30 a non-working holiday.

August 30 is a holiday. Yohoo! It falls on a Monday, so, Janjan has no school and I don’t need to wake up early too. That is really great! ha ha!

National Heroes Day, celebrated yearly every last Monday of August, and this year it falls on August 30.

For regular holidays, employees who report to work receive 200 percent basic wage for the first eight hours, plus an additional 30 percent of the per-hour rate for the succeeding hours counted as overtime.

For special non-working holidays, employees get 130 percent of the daily rate for the first eight hours with additional 30 percent hourly rate for overtime.

Arroyo observed holiday economics through Republic Act 9492, which sought to drive domestic tourism. Under the said law, when a holiday falls on a Wednesday, it will be observed on Monday of the same week. But if the holiday falls on a weekend, it will be observed the following Monday.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday 9: Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

1. Who was the last person you dealt with that felt that they could never be wrong?
Ans: My mother.

2. Tell us about one person who is the most like you.
Ans: My youngest son. He is friendly and moody sometimes. He can sing well too.
His classmates and friends call him as Justin Beiber in the Philippines.

3. What is something you really want right now?
Ans: Fly. Where? I will blog it later.

4. What are you doing this weekend?
Ans: Just visits to my favorite salon this afternoon and for tomorrow, dunno yet.

5. Are you in a good mood? If yes, Why?
Ans: Probably yes because I finished all my unfinished business last week.

6. Do you have an ex that you are pretty sure thinks about you a lot?
Ans: Yeah, my ex-husband. But we are friends now.

7. What's one thing you wish you could do but can't?
Ans: I want to visit my brother in Canada but Canadian Embassy is so strict on applying a tourist visa.

8. What's one trait you hate in a person?
Ans: Stupidity I think.

9. What's one thing you like to do alone?
Ans: When I am reading blog’s article and when I am doing any memes.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

And...here we go!

1. You do your thing; I do mine and sometimes we do it together.

2. Janjan’s exam is what's been on my mind on and off all day.

3. Remember when the test question is hard, answer first the easier one, and then go back to the hard question again.

4. Actually I can’t think of anything that I have obsessed, perhaps it’s camera, cell phone and trip to Canada ha ha are three of my favorite obsessions :-)

5. During the last year, my life was sluggish.

6. Your constant visit will puts a smile on my face.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to blog hop, tomorrow my plans include laundry as usual then go my favorite beauty salon and Sunday, I want to relax! 

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

BC Bloggers 4

Here are the lists of BC Bloggers 4

Mommy Diary
Happy Thoughts
Handy Reviews
Paula's Place
WAHM sa Pinas
Celebrity Diary
Chromatic Note
Earn The Write
Keys and Fingers
Fat Girl No More
Ron's Netbook
Rache Photography
Our Travels & More
One Day at a Time
Recaptured Moments
A Teacher's Online Portfolio
Thinking Out Loud
Girly Pals
Healthy Fab Life!
Pink Spree
Crushed Pink
Ambitious Girl
Make Money Online
Life Mix
Simply Terrific
Tips Here and There
Ties That Bind
Twice a Mommy
That's Life
Fortunate Cooky
My Inspiration Jack

Ayie's Inner Thoughts
In Pursuit Of Success
Shopping... plus more
Love and Thoughts
Another Contest
Who luv cosmetics
Your day to day Virtual Assistant
Truly Rich Mom
A Match Made in Heaven
A Family Tale
Yam's Files
Princess Zezebel Lair

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Parade-Kadayawan Festival 2010

Here are the photos of the Kadayawan Festival 2010. More photos on my iTravel blog.

Faye's Contest

I want to try my luck again. I am joining Faye’s contest. The mechanics of this contest is so simple. Here’s what you get if you are the lucky winner of her contest.

1st price - Ladies Chronograph (big face) watch
2nd price - Kate Spade kikay kit (orange)
3rd price - Kate Spade kikay kit (floral)

Here’s how to join:

• Subscribe to her feed via email located on her right side bar (REQUIRED) - 1 Entry
• Blog about the contest along with the Prizes {You MUST include the Prizes and her link}- 5 Entries
- If you have multiple blogs, much better. Each blog post along with the Prizes -5 Entries.
• Leave a comment and leave your permanent link of the blog post. 1 Entry.
• Comment to any of her post. From August 8,2010 to Sept 8,2010 and you’ll have 1 entry each comment.

So, what are you waiting for, visit her and join now.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

It's been a long day!

Sorry guys, I can't blog hop tonight for I am terribly tired from today's event. I will post some pictures of the Kadayawan Festival tomorrow. My feet were so tired from walking, standing, running, etc., etc. I promise to visit your blog or blogs tomorrow.

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday 9

Saturday 9...and here we go:

1. Where were you the last time that someone welcomed you back?
Ans: I was at my cousin’s place and they asked me to come back on their
town festival which is next week.

2. Tell us who is you favorite non-family member to hang out with?
Ans: My Swedish friends.

3. What was the last thing that happened to anger you?
Ans: When the internet connection crawling like crazy again.

4. What was the last thing that you saw that was shocking to see?
Ans: When our dog died a few weeks ago.

5. What is your favorite thing to do on Saturday besides Saturday 9?
Ans: Malling, shopping, and eating.

6. Have you had your summer vacation yet? If yes tell us about it.
Ans: Oh we are near to the beach so almost everyday we were at the beach to swim.
7. Pick out one of your cousins and tell us about them.
Ans: Her name is Baby. I picked her out for she is my greatest enemy ha ha. She got jealous
on me because I am prettier, sexier, and smarter than her.

8. Do you have any special plans for next week?
Ans: Yes, buying a plane ticket for Manila. We will be in Manila a week after next week.

9. At what age will you consider yourself old and why?
Ans: I couldn’t remember the exact age but I was young when I learned to stand on my own

Thanks to Crazy Sam for hosting this Saturday 9 meme. For those who wants to join this meme, click the badge above this post.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

And...here we go!

1. Laughter is the manifestation of joy or mirth.

2. Wow! ang bait! are the three words that started off the last email I sent.

3. What I'm most looking forward to today is to drop in on at the botanical garden at the back of SM Mall Davao.

4. Whenever I think of my kids when they were small, it puts a smile on my face.

5. Where in the world I could find rehabilitation for a blog addict?

6. Good traffic and an opportunity to write reviews is just what I needed!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleep early so I can wake up early as well, tomorrow my plans include watching the parade of the Kadayawan Festival in the morning and Sunday, I want to take lots of pictures on Sunday’s event!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Nostalgia Thursday - Lights, Camera, Action!


I know today is our Nostalgia Meme and I was absent last week, sorry Rose. lol. Last night, I was looking for our old photo albums. I have lots of pictures but unfortunately my old scanner is not working anymore, and I have no plans to buy a new one. I have pictures with our celebrities like Robin Padilla, Ruffa Gutierez, Kris Aquino, Sharon Cuneta, Ceasar Montano, Jestoni Alarcon, Jacklyn Jose, Coney Reyes Mumar, Maricel Soriano, Vina Morales, the late Frenando poe Jr., Eddie Rodriques and Johnny Wilson. May they rest in peace.

Janjan sometimes brought this photo album in the school. He is proud of me being a side kick actress. Waaaa..Yeah, I had short appearances on some movies like Myrna Diones Story with Kris Aquino, Pieta with Raymart Santiago, to name just a few, and the longest appearance was on Maricel Drama Special and Valiente, if you could remember these two teleserye way back early 90’s I think. For me, it was a great experienced to act in front of the camera, saw myself on the big screen or on TV and I would never forget when the director shouted…5, 4, 3, 2, ACTION!

Thanks to Rose, the host of this wonderful meme and visit her for more Nostalgia entries today.

She needs reviewer books.

My cousin visited me here yesterday, and she was asking if I know somebody who is now preparing for a CAT 2011 Entrance Exam. I said what? I was surprised because all I know about CAT was when I was in high school. Lol. She was looking for certain books for the preparation of this exam but sad to say, I can’t help her for that.

Anyhow, since it was still early for her to go home, she invited me to go to our favorite salon. That was a nice idea, and of course I was happy for it. She paid everything at the salon; we ate at the nearby fast food chain, we shopped a little then we went home together in our house. I told her to go online and search for that book she was looking for. Well, my internet connection was not good yesterday so she decided to search it at the internet cafe on one of these days. I hope she could find these books for she really wants to pursue her career. I wish her luck anyway.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blue Monday - Look who's peeing?

It’s Blue Monday but my Monday is not blue lol. Well, as I was looking these pictures of my little naughty nephew, I can’t help myself not to laugh. This cute little boy managed himself to pee on the plant without telling anybody that he wanted to pee. We were not aware that he had planned to pee on the plant pot. He was at the pool with his cousins when he suddenly got out from the water and walked straight to the plant. It was too late then when the mother of my nephew shouted him not to pee on the plant. He just answered, “nahhhh” (no), so Jason, my son grabbed the camera and took him pictures. His brother scared him that there was a police ready to pick him up because of what he did to the plant. He was looking around but he didn’t see any police car so he ran back to the pool. What can you say about my nephew? Is he a naughty boy or not?

Hey! little boy, what are you doing there?

He was looking for a cop here, lol.

Thanks to Smiling Sally for this meme and if you would like to join or wants to see more Blue photos, visit her now and enjoy.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Papa

Today is my Papa's birthday. He is now 72 years old but he is still acting like 27 years old. Nobody can tell his real age for he looks younger than his age. He likes wearing blue jeans and T-shirt. He loves perfume, movies, mahjong and tong-its (card game). Sorry guys, I can't find pictures of my father here. He has lots of pictures but I don't have scanner. Anyway, here's my simple greetings to my Papa.

Happy, Happy birthday to my papa. To be honest, I didn't greet him personally for he will not appreciate it if it is not followed by "cash" on hand. lol. I just wish that he has still long life to live for I still don't have money to buy his dream car, a Pajero lol. Once again, Happy Birthday Pards!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Message from my mail box

This was the message I received from my mail box today. Thank you Marife for this inspirational message you sent to me. Thank you for all the prayers and I would also like to thank all the people in Citykyrkan, Vasteras City, Sweden especially to Sam and Karin, Mats and Monica, Goran and Liza. Thank you so much guys for all the prayers.

Believe with all your heart
and it shall come to pass
Faith can move mountains
having no doubts alas

Believe in hope for tomorrow
burdens will be much lighter
Just keep your eyes on Jesus
and your days will be brighter

Have Faith!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

And...here we go!

1. Music is my passion

2.Fixing my hair is what I like first thing in the morning.

3. The first thing I said this morning was: Darn! no electricity, brownout!

4. Shrimp adobo with hot rice; it's what's for dinner tonight.

5. It's all been a few months now since I lost my PR 3 and I miss it.

6. Looking for a nice template or header is what I feel like doing right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleep early, tomorrow my plans include shopping for a gift and Sunday, I want to go to my favorite salon first before heading to the church for I will be attending a baptismal and I am one of the principal sponsors.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

BC Bloggers 4

I am joining BC Bloggers 4 for this could be the easiest way to gain more links on your blog. So, if you are still looking for a good and reliable links, join this project now. I am glad that the host, Paula opens again another set of BC Bloggers.


Click here for more details and information on how to join this BC Bloggers 4.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ice cream with cookie, anyone?

Perhaps, you are looking now for my ABC Wednesday entry today. Well, guys, I have decided to move that meme to my iTravel blog, so, starting today, you won’t see that meme here anymore. Anyhow, I am planning to replace another meme here and I am still looking for some exciting meme that my readers would love to read and comment. I am not sure if I will join that Wordless Wednesday again. Meanwhile, here’s my treat for you today and since the weather is good, ice cream is what we enjoyed this afternoon. You want some?

ice cream with cookie on top

Oh by the way.....I wish you could visit my new blog here. Thank you so much and have a great day everyone.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Blue Monday - The blue sky and the bird

Happy Blue Monday everyone. Here's what I've found from my folder today. When I took this picture a few months ago, my focus was the bird on the tree and not the sky. So, I was glad that it came up with blue background because of the sky.

Thanks to Smiling Sally again for hosting this pretty blue every Monday. Visit her for more blue posts today.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I was busy today!

What I was doing this afternoon here on the blogland. Ha ha Well, I will answer my own question. I was just created another blog this afternoon. However, it is not yet ready to publish here for there is only one article posted there. The title of my new creation is Lifestyle & Homemaking, so it is all about home making, designing and more. I will add two or more articles there, and then it would be probably ready to publish my new blog this coming week, I hope.

Anyhow, just enjoy the rest of the day and I will blog hop shortly.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Saturday 9 - Friends

Saturday 9: Friends

This is my first time to join this meme. I found this meme only today when I was visiting my friend’s blog. I found it interesting so I decided to join this meme. The rules are so simple, just answer 9 questions every Saturday, visit other participant’s post and leave your comment, as simple as that.

So, here are the questions and my answers as well for this week.

1. How many of your friendships have lasted more than ten years? Which of your current friends do you feel will still be important to you ten years from now?
Ans: Only 1, we’re friends since our high school days.
I have a lot of Filipino friends here in the blogosphere and I wish I will meet them in

2. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what’s the first thing you look at?
Ans: My hair because I have long hair and I look like a witch if I will not fix my heart first.

3. Who was the most recent person on your missed call list on your cell phone? What’s your relationship with the person?
Ans: Roy and he is my brother who is currently living in Canada.

4. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say?
Ans: “Hi Kat, how are you now” but I don’t know who was it because he/she was not
on my phone book.

5. How would you “label” yourself?
Ans: has sense of humor but serious sometimes, easy to laugh and easy to cry as well,
love to wear sexy dresses, tops etc., friendly but snob sometimes.

6. What was your favorite age that you’ve been?
Ans: Oh, I think when I was teenager because life seemed had no problems.

7. What is your current desk top picture? What’s it significant?
Ans: Myself….I just love the background of the picture, that’s all.

8. What was the last thing you said to someone that you‘d like to take back?
Ans: I wish I should not promise her to visit them tomorrow for I still have back pain.

9. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to go back in time and fix all your mistakes which would you choose?
Ans: A million bucks for I have no regrets about my past.

Thanks to Crazy Sam for hosting this meme every Saturday. For more entries, click the badge above this post or click the link that I have provided.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday Fill-Ins

And...here we go!

1. Life is wonderful, don’t waste it.

2. Even if the road you take is unkind just keep going.

3. My last text message (or IM) ended in these three words: Jag alskar dig (I love you in English)

4. Eating at the sea side restaurant is what I'm thinking about for dinner sometime soon.

5. On the 1st day of August Oh! I couldn’t remember what I was doing.

6. I guess I need an inspiration to become more lively and energetic.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to plow my farm and perhaps planting too, tomorrow my plans include harvesting the other farm and Sunday, I want to sell all the crops so I can shop again!

Have a great weekend everyone.........!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Nostalgia Thursday


Only yesterday morning after Janjan went to the school, our dog named Jacky had died. He was Janjan’s pet, buddy and best friend. They played every afternoon, running and chasing here in our yard, and then when they got tired, Jacky will go back in his cage and Janjan will stay also inside the cage for a couple of minutes. Janjan had a good time memories with Jacky. He was a nice dog but scary for the people because of his tough voice when he barked. We have two dogs, male and female. We put them inside the cage in the day time especially if there’s a delivery of goods for my mother’s store but they are free in the evening.

One week before Jacky died, he got fight with a stranger cat. My mother tried to stop them from fighting but both of them were so mad to each other until the cat got a chance to escape from the fight. After fighting, Jacky didn’t stop grumbling. We thought that he was so disappointed that the cat runs. The next day, he didn’t eat, he only drinks water. Janjan talked to him why he looked so sad. Jacky just made a little noise; perhaps he was telling Janjan that he was okay. After four days, we smelled something strange. We’re guessing if somebody in the neighbor made a dried fish. The smell gets stronger as the sun climbed up high. My father was looking around the yard because he was suspecting that it was a dead rat. He was then surprised when he saw that it was the cat the Jacky had fight.

When we learned that the cat died and Jacky was sick, I went to the vet without Jacky because I can’t carry Jacky to the vet for he is heavy. The vet was supposed to visit Jacky on Friday, which is tomorrow here but he died already yesterday. That was so quick. We can’t believe it that he died because of the cat. Does the cat have rabies too? I am sure; our dog has none because they have complete shots every year. Jacky’s next schedule would be in November. So when Janjan got home yesterday, and he didn’t see Jacky inside the cage, he was shouting then where was Jacky. When my father told him that Jacky died, he was crying hard and was looking for the grave of Jacky. My niece accompanied him to the grave. Janjan kept on crying as he was looking the grave.

Here are the pictures of Janjan and Jacky few months ago.

Thanks again to Pretty Rose for hosting this meme. Visit her for more nostalgia entries.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

ABC Wednesday - Caterpillar

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C....is for Caterpillar

My mother really got mad of this little creature for they eat all the lovely plants of my mother. There are times that they are plenty in the garden. I hate them also.

When ever I saw this yucky caterpillar, my spirit will fly away. My niece was also scared of this. She will yell on top of her lungs when ever she saw this crawling.

Well, as I was typing this, my skin hairs are all standing weww!! Help!!. But there are also people who are not scared of this creature.

Our young neighbor, she will just pick it up one by one and never got scared. She sometimes put it in her palm and acted like she wants to eat it.

We were all screaming when she did this. She let the caterpillar crawled in her palm, so yucky but for her, it is a pleasure….waaaa no way! Never mind, I would rather like to climb on the coconut tree than touching even the tip of the caterpillar skin…

Thanks to ABC Wednesday Team for continuously hosting this meme every week.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Top 10 Droppers in July

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Huge thanks to all my droppers for the month of July and I hope you will not get tired of dropping here. Special mention to my top 10 droppers and as a reward, I’ll put their links to my sidebar for the whole month of August. Congratulations guys.

Singapore Playground

Rate T-shirts

Cheap Graphic Design

T-shirts Reviews

Slightly Sarcastic

Teen Suicide Talk

Web Design Web

Art Shout

Urban Art Blog


Monday, August 2, 2010

Blue Monday - Blue Water Pool

Wow, I have missed this Blue Monday meme for two Monday’s I think. I am glad that I have a good internet connection today. It is hard for me to upload pictures from my folder if the connection is slow. So, here are the photos as my entry for today.

I like to see my nephew here on the picture. At first, he was so scared with the blue water but when he saw his sister and cousins chasing each other on the blue water, he started walking independently.

Thanks again to Smiling Sally for continuously hosting this exciting meme every Monday. Do you want to see more entries, just click here.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Dhemz 2nd giveaway contest. You are Invited!


I am joining again another giveaway contest from Dhemz author of My Life Perception and Inspiration, Dias Spot; to name a few and this is her second giveaway contest. I was one of the winners on her first Las Vegas giveaway contest last month and I am participating this again for she added a cash prizes as a bonus worth $25, $10 and $5. How is that? So, I am inviting everyone to join this contest too. Who knows you will be the lucky winner of her 2nd giveaway contest.

The mechanics are simple:

1. Subscribe to these blogs: Dias Spot, Life’s Perception, & Great Finds & Stuff
2. Follow these blogs: Dias Spot, Me & My Passion & Great Finds & Stuff
3. Add these blogs on your blog roll: Dias Spot, Me & My Passion & Great Finds & Stuff
4. Blog about the giveaway contest
5. Add your link entry here.

There will be a total of 10 lucky winners, 7 for Las Vegas and stuff and 3 for the cash prize. Contest will end on August 30, 2010 and winners will be announced on September 01, 2010. So, what are you waiting for, click the badge above and join now!