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Christmas Celebration

December has been my busiest month so I only had a few post. Probably because of the "Simbang Gabi," christmas preparation,  and my christmas bazaar which I had posted the last time. I will share the highlights of what I had been up to during this season.


I attended 2 more christmas parties; Last December 5 with the whole LCM main parish which was held in the house of our fellow Member. We had games, exchange gifts and eat lots of foods. Too bad I lost the pictures for the LCM party. The other was last December 22 with my longtime "barkada", a lunch out in one of the american restaurant in Trinoma. We ordered so many that we hadn't eaten it all. We had to take out our left-overs. We also had our exchange gifts. Since we were only 4, we strolled the mall afterwards. I also don't have a picture of it because it has not been posted by the one who has the camera.

During Christmas eve, we had tacos, barbecue and wine. My Sister and I were the one who were able to wait until the midnight. My Uncle and niece fell asleep early. lol. When the Christmas day arrived, we prepared lunch and invited our cousins. My Sister cooked Pasta in oil and hungarian sausage, sauted vegetables and roasted chicken. I took picture of it:

During that day, we have been invited to a dinner with the godmother of our cousin. We brought pasta and roasted chicken over to add to our menu.

Last December 27, we attended the marvelous wedding of my Sister's friend. My Niece was one of the flower girl so I was able to join them. The wedding took place at the Manila Cathedral then the reception was in Manila Peninsula. This are a few of the pictures I have taken during the said event:
 
 

These are the few of our pics. I took a video of the entourage and the wedding vows but I decided not to post it here.

The next day, December 28, me, my two cousins and my niece went to our Uncle in Pasig to celebrate my late Grandfather's birthday and at the same time have a family reunion. Afterwards, we went to The Fort in high street for a quick window shopping.


That's pretty much all the highlights I have done. I should have posted them separately but when because of too much stress I wasn't able to do so. I had to post this all before the year ends. Later we will say goodbye to 2010 and say hello to a new year full of hope and prosperity.

I hope you enjoyed your Christmas as much as I did. Advance Happy New Year to all! Cheers! Till my next post! See yah!

Christmas Bazaar

I've been busy these past few days and seldom blog hop on other sites because I opened my christmas bazaar here in our place particularly in our garage. I started last Sunday, a little bit late in the afternoon because I had to set it up first but it went well on my first day. All are brand new with factory prices so it is so affordable. I have dresses, blouses and t-shirts for the ladies, kid's dress for little girls, beauty soaps and just this afternoon I added accessories (designed and made by Me and my Sister). This coming weekend, I will probably have more items. Many are requesting this and that so I will try to find what they are looking for. I will also add my chocolate lollipops since I have a bulk order, might as well add it. If you know my place, come and visit my bazaar. I will take pictures of it sometime this week when everything is already great. haha. So till my next post! See yah!

Show off our Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree
Since it is already December, we all know that Christmas is around the corner. Most of us already decorated our house with christmas decors and of course Christmas Trees! I thought of making a list of the bloggers who want to join. I did almost all the decors here with the help of my niece. Then my uncle put the lights on it.

If you want to join me, all you have to do is take a picture of your Christmas Tree and make a post about it. Grab the link code at RiA's wOrLd and then add the URL of your actual blog post containing a picture of your christmas tree. Links that do not contain the related post about the topic will be deleted. Come and join us for a Christmas fun. Let us see who has the best decor at our place.

If you know others who would like to join, please tell them about this post. It will close at the end of December so you still have time to join in. The more the merrier! Till my next post! See yah!

Christmas is in the air

Tomorrow will be December 1 and during this time of the year we will soon be celebrating Christmas day. Here in the Philippines, Christmas starts during the ber month but not all of us don't decorate that too early.
Yesterday, my churchmates and I celebrated our Christmas party. Why is it so early? Because we will all be busy in the following days especially during the "Simbang Gabi." We were supposed to be celebrating our party in Tagaytay but our van went crazy and started to have problems last Sunday. So we had to cancel the travel.
So we celebrated it in the house of our fellow member. We were assigned with different foods and drinks. We had a great lunch!
All were happy and chitchatting. We also had our exchange gifts.

During our snack we had ice cream
 Then we went to another house of one of our member. We went there to have a videoke. We had a great time too, we sang, danced and had red wine :))
I think it was a blessing that we did not went to Tagaytay after all. My cousin said that the rainfall was hard during that day. We will not have much fun as we did here so it is good. But we will visit and plan again our trip to Tagaytay.
Next week, we will have another Christmas party but with a bigger group. This time all other areas in our main church will be there. I will post it here soon. Till my next post! See yah!

Nokia Pocket Dance

Most of us use cellphones but it would be hassle if you get a call and you are busy with something. So I found this video. Though I should share it with you.


Nokia Pocket Dance video introduced the new Bluetooth Headset collection by Nokia for 2011. The new range offers a convenient choice for everyone using mobile phones hands free. Headsets are now more easy to use than ever before and packed with latest in audio technology, introducing Always Ready feature which extends the standby time to up to three months. More information can be found: nokia.com/accessories We want to offer a convenient choice for everyone using mobile phones hands free.

If given a chance I would like to own one. Till my next post! See yah!

Blogobo

I recently joined Blogobo, I found it in one of the blogs I have visited and thought I should try it. These are the things about blogobo:

How does Blogobo.com work?

After joining our link exchange and placing one small banner or widget with links to your blog or website and other blogs in our network After submitting your post, your blog post previews (images plus links) will start appearing on hundreds of some of the most interesting blogs and websites. The Blogobo.com system carefully tracks that every participant gets more traffic than he gives, bringing back 170% to 250% more visitors to your posts. In general, all partners get a 30 - 40% increase to their daily traffic.

What's the catch?

No strings attached, no cost, It's Free! Each day you can send your best blog post links to Blogobo.com, just as you can to Digg or Reddit. The ones chosen by Blogobo.com staff go on the front page, making them visible to thousands of Blogobo.com daily visitors. That's a totally free way for participants to get a lot of quality traffic daily.
My blog got plenty of visits after I placed by blog with them. I am willing to submit future posts that I will be writing. If you haven't joined yet, sign up now by clicking the link below:


A Year after the Tragedy

Today marks the year after a devastating Maguindanao Massacre. Until now, the case is unresolved because the suspects were powerful and almost all the witnesses were gone. They were also good friends with the past administration, but now that we have the new government, this is the time to make them pay for what they have done. The hearing should be publicly seen so that everyone may know that the judgment is fair. They have done a very heinous and animalistic crime, they should be punished with death penalty. Let us whisper a little prayer for the victims. May True justice prevail. Till my next post! See yah!

Gift ideas for the christmas season

Christmas is near again and as we all know it is another time of the year where we celebrate a feast for our Lord. Christmas is not complete without gift giving. I will give tips and ideas on what to give to your loved ones:
  • You should know what the person really wants. If he/she is fond of let's say accessories, give him/her a great kind of accessory.
  • Shop ahead of time. If you happen to go to a mall as early as today, find a gift now. You don't want to be rushing to the mall near the christmas day.
  • Clothing are pretty much hard to gift if you really don't know the size of the person you are giving it to. If you are really not sure of it, try to buy things that he can use.
  • If you don't have time to shop or doesn't want to go to the mall. Try buying in online stores. There are a lot of great products in the internet now like the Limoges which offers great Limoges Figurines.
  • List the names of the persons you are going to give a gift. By doing this, you can budget your money and never miss someone on your list.
  • Personalize your gift. Add a touch of note or you can do the gift wrapping by yourself. In that way, the gift is unique and special to the one who receive it.
It is not about how expensive your gift is,  it is how you remember the person you are giving it to. We should be thankful for all the things we receive. As for me, I really can't wait for that day. So till my next post! See yah!

8th Time World Championship Victory for Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao

Our fellow Filipino pride Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao got his 8th World Championship Title for defeating Antonio Margarito on the 12th round by a unanimous decision. As I was watching it through the streaming video, I was amazed by the fight. Although Pacman throws great big punches to Margarito's face, Margarito managed to fight back Manny and cornered him a few times. During Pacman's interview, he said he was also hurt in the body and in his face. During the 5th round Margarito's right cheek was so bloody that his right eye got affected. There were a few times that the referee would check up on him if he could still see. The final score was 108 - 120 of course in favor of Pacquiao! Congrats Manny! You brought again another victory for our country! I'm proud to be "Pinoy!"

Image Source: http://fightfan.com

Got my GCash Card!

This morning I finally got my Globe GCASH Card! I'm very excited about getting this because I was the one who designed my own card! Yes you can create your own card design if you are a photoshop addict like me. haha. If not, you can choose from their default designs which are also great and cute.

If you also want to apply, here is what you have to do: *Your GCASH should have at least P100 (processing fee of your card)
  • Go to the GCASH Cash Application Form website of Globe.
  • Upload your own personalized background or choose from their default designs.
  • Fill up the personal details and upload your 1x1 I.D. picture.
  • Once you have checked and filled up the necessary information needed, click Get your GCASH Card. Wait for a few minutes and you will get a reference number.
That's it! All you have to do is wait for at least 2 weeks. I got mine for about 3 weeks I think because of the Holidays. But it's worth the wait. The design is not so perfect because I chose a dark one the color went purple instead of Dark Blue. But it looks good though for an ATM. So till my next post! See yah!

Banana and Peanut Butter Pancakes

I forgot to post this yesterday because I am busy with my new site. Once again we had another yummy snack yesterday.

I don't really know how to call it so I ended up calling it banana and peanut butter pancakes. You might not see the banana and the peanut butter because it is inside the pancake. There is a cream on top and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. It really tastes great and nutritious too because of the banana.

It took picture of my Niece again during her first bite of this. She enjoyed it!
Till my next post! See yah!

Soft Launching of Air of Beauty

I have a new online store where you can buy beauty bar soaps. I can't wait for its launching so I decided to make a soft launch. The available product for now is Kojic Acid Soap. I've been using that soap for so long now. It made my skin fair and smoother so I recommend it to those who want to have a whiter complexion.

The site is still new so please bear with its look for now. Don't worry I will improve it overtime. I am also on the verge of purchasing a domain so the address might change. I will keep you updated. But if you want to check it out, feel free to visit and buy.

When it will fully launch, there will be more products aside from the bar soaps. You can order from the site or send a message on the Contact Form for more inquiries.

Hope  to see you there! Till my next post! See yah!

One Lovely Blog Award

This was a late post for this award. I received "One Lovely Blog Award" from "Jen of Ever After" a few days ago. This is I think the 5th award that I got for this blog yey and one for my artblog. Thanks  to my new found blogger friends for recognizing me. I will be making a separate page for all the awards that I got. So watch out for it. For now, since there are so many blogs out there who have lovely blogs, I'm sharing it to them because it is very hard to think of 15. for now haha. So feel free to grab this badge.

Before I forget, here are the rules for this award:
  • Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
  • Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.
  • Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.
 Thanks again Jen! Till my next post! See yah!

    Fishcake with cheese dip

    Here I am with another yummy post! My sister made a fishcake while I made the cheese dip.

    The fishcake consists of wheat crackers we have in our fridge, tuna flakes, pepper and salt to taste, baking powder and paprika. I was the one who deep fried it. The cheese dip is made out of butter, garlic, mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste and lots of cheese!

    At first I nearly burnt the garlic haha. So the color is like that but it tastes so good that we bought chips to dip it on! Here is our taste tester, my Niece! haha
    Yum yum! Till my next post! See yah!

    Medical Fashion

    Yesterday, we went to the hospital for a check up for my niece. She had an injury on her left foot. There I noticed that most of the medical staff are not wearing complete medical scrubs. They have the nursing uniform scrubs but they don't have hats to cover their hair. I have seen a doctor who is not wearing any uniform at all. I thought he was a patient at first but he was a surgeon at the E.R. I think one must wear proper and fashionable uniform being in a profession like that.

    Although they have stressful times at the hospital with all the patients coming in and out, they also have to look attractive to others. They should consider buying scrubs online for their medical practice. Even if they have a busy schedule it is just with the touch of their hands. Till my next post! See yah!

    Yummy experimental snack

    My sister loves inventing food. If you are reading my blog, I posted some of her inventions in the past. She makes what is in our fridge and invents some delicious treat once in a while.

    Today, she invented another yummy food for our snack today. It is a homemade crepe (made from pancake) with tuna, cheese, basil leaves and tarragon leaves inside. We just garnished cheese and basil leaves on top. I helped a bit with picking up leaves on the plant of herbs that we have in our garden and I grated the cheese. haha.

    It tasted so great! I even took a picture of my Niece while she is eating it.
    Pancakes are good and if you are inventive or looking for some treats around your house, you can make different food with it. Till my next post! See yah!


    My experience at Entrecard

    I've been a member of Entrecard for a long time now. In fact I have 3 more other blogs with them. When I joined with them, I enjoyed more my blogging experience because I got to know great bloggers and even made friends with some of them. I gained lots of visitors each day although I am not consistent in dropping. But when I have a chance I make sure that I drop by them and read blogs.
    I even installed the entrecard toolbar to help me make dropping more easily. I have bit problem though, when I clicked on the favorite button it remains on my favorite even if they are not a member of entrecard anymore. That's the only not so good experience that I had with them. All in all this site is very good.
    If you are looking for a site that would greatly increased your readers and visitors. I will definitely recommend ENTRECARD to you. In fact they have a contest going on right now. Where you can win 5,000 entrecard credits. If you want to know more about the mechanics of the contest, Go to their blog now to enter! Contest ends on November 1, 2010. So JOIN NOW!

    How to make an easy tomato sauce

    Try this quick and easy to make tomato sauce using Taste the Difference Jubilee vine tomatoes. Can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days and is perfect with pasta. Watch the video to find out how to make it.

    Very easy to do and looks so yummy! You can try it at home. So till my next post! See yah!

    Versatile Blogger Award

    I am here again for another award. This time it is from Butchie and Chikay of Things we share, Jheriz of Jh3riz24 Tips and Reviews and Yette of yettezkiedoodle. I want to thank them for sharing me this "Versatile Blogger Award". It is such an honor for me because I think there are many bloggers out there who are more versatile than me. That is why I am sharing this award to those bloggers who I envy most about their writing abilities. Here are my top 10:


    Don't forget to:
    • Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
    • Share 7 THINGS ABOUT YOURSELF
    • PASS Along to 10 Bloggers who you recently discovered and think are fabulous.
    • Contact the bloggers you chose and let them know about the award.
    7 Things about Me:
    • I am allergic to alcoholic drinks
    • I can't sleep without my body pillow
    • I love to learn web designing
    • I love dogs
    • I like to put liquid eyeliner whenever I go out because without it, my eyes look sleepy
    • I easily laugh
    • I love to eat chips
    Well that's it for now. Till my next post! See yah!

    Stay in Line

    Have you attended concerts or events that are not fully organized? One way of organizing a big event is having a crowd control. Most of us wants to be first on the line so if there are ways to get to the top we will do it but it will only bring chaos to the place.
    One way of doing this is adding stanchions, velvet ropes or barricades to the place. Once it has all of these  and with proper security, we will all have the time of our life and would all be accommodated and the event will turn great.
    If you are planning on organizing an event consider this because you will never know what will happen to the place is there are no security.So till my next post! See yah!

    Happy Birthday Dad!


    Today is my Dad's 60th birthday! Gosh he is now a senior lol. I really hope that God would continue to bless and protect him from harm. I wish that he is here with us now to celebrate his special day. I emailed him already to greet him because he is working abroad. He called last week to check up on us, he said he would probably have a work during his birthday. We bought "pansit palabok","puto" and a cake for his birthday.

    He is a very kind Father to us. Eventhough he is not here most of the time he makes sure that during his vacation here he spends a lot of quality time with us. He loves to cook different dishes for us. He loves to buy electronic gadgets and different things around the house. He is a movie fanatic (but sometimes he sleeps during a movie haha) he already watched tons of movies in different genre. He loves to read and research about something in the net. He loves watching national geographic and discovery channel. He walks so fast, so if you are walking with him, you will be left behind (LOL).
    Happy Birthday Daddy! I wish you good health and happiness in your life. Please remember that we are here when you need us. Even if you are far away with us, we truly love you. I'm just a phone call / email away :) I love you! Thank you for being a great DAD!

    Till my next post! See yah!

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Take the Pink Ribbon Challenge

    pink ribbon
    October is breast cancer awareness month. This month I would like to join the pink ribbon challenge. Just click the pink ribbon to help one woman save life by getting free mammogram. If you may join with me and pass the pink ribbon challenge. These links are ONLY for "Pink Ribbon Challenge" participants, any links not related to the Pink Ribbon Challenge will be deleted. Grab the code at Things We Share and post it in your blog entry. Please post only the Pink Ribbon Challenge actual post link here and help The Breast Cancer Site and National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc. by spreading the Pink Ribbon Challenge.



    Happy World Teacher's Day

    Today we celebrate the world teacher's day. Our Teachers are very important to us because through the years they acted as our second parents. Our school is our second home and we spent many hours studying lessons. Most of the teachers dedicate most of their time to their students so we should understand them if they are in bad mood. They are often misunderstood especially if they are strict or not so strict. It depends on their style of teaching. All they want is to inculcate their students the lessons that they will need because knowledge is the gift our parents can give to us.

    To all my past teachers thank you for all those times you shared with us. Although not all of them now are still teaching I'm very grateful that I've met someone like them. I have learned many things from them and if not because of them, I will not graduate and be able to face the world with so many questions in my mind.

    Casio G-Shock For Sale

    Never been used Casio G-Shock made in Japan for sale. Comes with box and manual (japanese language) but if you request for an English manual, I can print it out for you.
    This is what it looks like:


    My Yahoo Mail is sending spam

    I have registered a free email with yahoo since 2003 and it is my main account. Although I have all other email accounts with different email providers, it happened to be my priority email so it is so important for me. A few days ago as I am regularly checking my main email I found a message on my spam about a failure notice. I was shocked to see that because I did not recently sent a message to any of my contacts. I've read that spam of failure notice and it says that it did not arrived to a particular email address on a few of my contacts. Since my email is old, I have many old email contacts there and I believe that many of them are already deleted or inactive accounts. But still I have new and online contacts who know me personally through the years and has the contact details that are active.

    So when I researched about this on google, I was not the only one who experienced it. Many now have experienced sending out spam without them knowing and the bad thing is, there is no step by step solution about it. It is very hard on our part to change an email address that you have used many years. I now tried to change my password but I'm not really sure if that will work. I also do a full scan of my antivirus and antispyware so as to protect my pc from any harm but it doesn't shown any virus at all. Plus I have recently formatted my PC because of the slowness it had recently. That is really odd. Is there a problem with the email providers now?

    Fashion World just got even better

    I'm still playing fashion world game in Facebook until now. I have quit on all other games except for fashion world and mafia wars because I have been addicted to them and they are both getting better. If you have read my previous post about fashion world, I have described the game and I gave tips on how to increase the popularity.

    Now, I'm going to discuss new things about it. Aside from the different decors and themes they are having for almost every week, they have new surprises for the gamers.

    Your fashion store can be bigger than before. You can add up to 5 floors, as you add another floor, you may be able to expand it again just like the 1st floor and so on. If you add a floor, you can have a choice whether you want the stairs or the lifts (elevator). I happen to buy 3 lifts from its first release and I bought them using coins. But now you can buy it using facebook credits. With this new feature, you can have bigger and better space for your clothing. I currently have 3 floors but haven't figure out a great design. I will share you what my store looks like: from 1st to 3rd floor
    My First Floor
     this is the biggest expansion I had so I put in all sorts of clothing and shoes

    My Second Floor
    A bit smaller than the first. This is where I put all my sewing machines.
    I already have a few racks for some clothes and shoes

    Back to EC Dropping

    I have been a member of entrecard for a long time and it really helped me gain visitors and gain a lot of blogging friends. But for a while I lost tracked of it and barely drop cards for quite sometime. I visit some blogs who leave comments on my post and on my chatbox but that was it. I also forgot to comment on others as well. But this time, I am back to blogging and dropping as well. I will regain my alexa rank (which went down so much) and visit blogging friends again. I hope that all of those who are frequently coming here would still be here. Since I finished my Niece's site I can focus on this again.

    I am planning on redecorating my theme again but for just smaller adjustments only. I am a bit satisfied on its look. Watch out for my new posts. I will post as much as I can. Till my next post! See yah!


    Nicole's Site Revealed

    At last my Niece's site is finally done. This is a cute site that I made for my favorite Niece Nicole. This site is all about her, her photos and videos. It has a blog and you can leave a message in the chat corner. I designed its header and gave a cute background of her which looks like there are two borders. The colors are girly colors with shades of pink and violet. The text color is a bit dark to match the white background.

    However, there are things that needed to be improved like the videos. I haven't categorize it yet. I will be doing it for the next few days of my spare time.

    Since this site is new, I am looking for exchange link partners or sponsors for this site. If anyone is interested, you can leave your message on the contact form.

    Don't forget to visit the credits section where you can find the list of my blogs and sites. I hope that you can leave comments and suggestions so I can improve the site more. If you like what you see, please don't hesitate to subscribe to the Blog's RSS Feed so you won't miss out the updates.

    Before I forget, this is the site to visit Nicole Angela Rigby's Site. So till my next post! See yah!


    Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!

    It was September 6, 1979, when this very sweet couple tied the knot. They are my Dad and my Mom. They were the envy of all because they were inseparable. After a year, my Mom gave birth to my Sister, she managed to still work and take care of her together with her sister. After 3 years, I came in the world, My Mom decided to quit her job so she can take care of us two.

    My Dad decided to work abroad by the time I was 2. It was a very hard decision for them because they are far away with each other. It was through snail mail that they communicate. Every year he has a vacation here in the Philippines and during that 1 month long, they make the most out of it because it wasn't long enough before they will be far away again from each other. But even amidst of all these, I remember them still in love with each other. My Dad is still so sweet with my Mom that he treats her like a Queen. I don't remember a time when they had quarrel. Maybe they did but I sure didn't noticed it.

    Years has passed when my Mom was diagnosed with a cervical cancer. At first she did not uttered a single word about it with us but my relatives finally said it to us. It was a very sad year for us that my Dad's brother made a phone call and told Mom's situation. Dad immediately came home here and he took care of my Mom in the hospital. Mom didn't liked it at first because she said that he should be working there. Then came the time when the doctors said there was nothing more that they can do. We took her to our house and we all took care of her. During the last night with her we hardly did not sleep because her situation got worst. But my Sister and I went to the school that morning. It was 12 noon that she died, my Dad went outside to buy a medicine and it was my Aunt who noticed her last breath. But still, my Dad went all the way home when my cousin told him about it. It was minutes when he cried and finally said his last goodbye; It was the year 2003, 24 years of great marriage. Years had passed and we still reminisce our dear Mother and My Dad still misses her. Even if he was going abroad every year, we are still waiting for the time he will be here together with us stable in the Philippines and spend our times together as a family.



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