Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The Mud Meme

I'm a Meme Thief!

Sunday Stealing: The Mud Meme

1. What are your current obsessions? the xyron 900 and learning to make a glass tile pendant

2. Which item from your wardrobe do you wear most often? cotton shirt

3. What's for dinner? pansit guisado

4. Last thing you bought? milk for my daughter

5. What are you listening to? the sound of the tv: justice league: the new frontier

6. If you were a god/goddess who would you be? Hera, wife of Zeus (legal wife!)

7. Favorite holiday spots? No favorites yet... I've only been to one and not really a holiday atmosphere.

8. Reading right now? (Rereading:) Breaking Dawn

9. 4 words to describe yourself. Obsessive. Mom. Wife. Daughter

10. Guilty pleasure? Internet, blogging or any way or form using the computer.

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you’re weak? My daughter and her antics

12. Planning to travel to next? Hongkong Disneyland with DearHubby and Kids

13. Best thing you ate or drank lately? Tokyo Tokyo's Tonkatsu

14. When did you last get tipsy? April 12

15. Care to share some wisdom? Time is not measured by the passing of the years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves. - Jawaharlal Nehru
I am not wise, so I share a quote from someone else.

16. Nicest thing anyone’s ever said to you? "I'm so glad to see you Mommy!" - Maegan

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mommy Moments: Daddy Moments!

Daddy Moments
Being a stay at home mom, I am the mommy monster and disciplinarian. My kids, as soon as they hear the car blares its horn screams at the top of their lungs, "DADDY'S HOME!". My daughter, turning 3 soon will run as fast as she can to her dad, hug his one leg and say, "I'm so glad to see you daddy!" like he's been away for a year. My little kiddo, the little man, also screams, "dadeeeee!" and rush to his other leg, and hug that leg. The 2 compete for their dad's attention immediately. The dad then rushes and say he has to wash up first and change his clothes before playing with them. 
The kids are still little but you see the adoring look in their faces when they see him. He plays with them. Goes with me when it's time for their vaccinations and takes time out from work. They turn to him when they get injured, fall down or just looking for someone to drag to garden. 
Or when he starts to play with the computer and they start to demand his attention, it's very funny. They get his hand and say, " Mommy, computer. Daddy, Up!". They love it when he carries them at the same time. They feel as if he's a superhero, carrying them to safety. 
For more mommy moments, well in this instance, daddy moments go here
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Mommy Moments: Sentimental Moments

This is My Sentimental Mommy Moment!
       My Sentimental Mommy Moment photos occurred today. I am thinking of enrolling my daughter in a playschool/toddler school. For reasons that range from: I want her to socialize with other kids, to having some time for myself, to making her learn new things that I can't teach her and to become ready for the 'big school'.
       April 17 becomes a memorable date. My daughter (the one in pink) and son (the little boy in white sando) showed me that they can adapt to surroundings. My daughter was even trying to soothe a 4-year old girl who was crying. Both my daughter and my son were offering her toys to stop her from crying. Maegan even told the girl to stop crying, because everything is okay. This was both the first time of my kids to join other children (strangers to them) in play. 
      They had fun with play cooking and play eating. Paul kept on trying to feed Teacher Roselyn. I had so much fun watching them interact with the teacher and with the other kids.
      Feel free to see other Mommy's Sentimental Moments here.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

For the first time: I got Tagged with the Sweet Heart Tag!!!!!!!!

Notice how many exclamation points I placed. I'm just so ecstatic that someone thought of tagging me, that well, you get the picture. Well, it could be that  Abie of The Sweet Life wasn't referring to me, but do you know of any other blogger who has the same nickname as mine? Even if, it's for someone else, I'm still taking the tag anyway. It's been a long time since I did a meme. So, I'm a bit excited.
 This is known as Sweet Heart Tag!
The rule of this tag is to answer the questions below.

A# Attached or Single? Attached to a husband.

B# Best Friend? Twin and Lyka (only got 2)

C# Cake or Pie? Cake! as long as it's Sugar Free!

D# Day of Choice? Sunday. No work so hubby can take over with the kids.

E# Essential Item? My phone and meds.

F# Favorite Color? RED...

G# Gummie Bears or Worms? Gummie Bears. (who likes worms?)

H# Hometown? San Carlos City, Pangasinan

I# Favorite Indulgence? Hogging the computer. ( I shouldn't really)

J# January or July? July, my only (eldest) daughter was born in this month.

K# Kids? Got 2. Maegan and Paul.

L# Life isn't complete without....? Purpose and Guidance.

M# Marriage date? April 23,2005.

N# Number of magazine subscriptions? Reader's Digest, and YES.

O# Oranges or Apples? Apples

P# Phobias? Rides at a Carnival, Clowns (they freak me out)

Q# Quotes? Time is not measured by the passing of the years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves - Jawaharlal Nehru.

R# Reasons to smile? Antics of my Kids, Health of my Family and Dreams of Having my own business

S# Season of choice? Summer. ( I agree with Abie)

T# Tag five people.
Calvin, Twin, Glenn, Berry, Lainy

U# Unknown fact about me? I've never eaten a sisiw (chick) of the balut.

V# Vegetable? Least one I like is bitter gourd (ampalaya)

W# Worst habit? Procastination and Laziness!

X# X-Ray or Ultrasound? X-Ray please. No more pregnancies for me Please!

Y# Your favorite foods? Thai, Japanese and definitely Filipino.

Z# Zodiac sign? Taurus, the stubborn bull.
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Let's Talk Siblings...

I don't have one. Well, wait, let me correct that I have one. I have one with my dad, a half-brother. I have 10 more from my husband, which are called brothers-in law and sisters-in-law. I have one that's very special to me too. He isn't a biological brother. In fact, he is in no way related to me, except all my life, I thought of him as my brother.
I met him when he was 16. He was a senior student at a local highschool and was the best student of my Mom. When he was 16, I was about 7. I idolized him. He was thin then. I finished elementary, he was there and he stood watch. I reached highschool and he was so supportive, even happy that I got in at Philippine Science High School. I graduated in Highschool at Ednas as First Honorable Mention and he was there to applaud for me. He was also there when I finished college, at what University....... I shall not mention anymore. Suffice to say, that at every important aspect of my life he was there. At my marriage, he was the Best Man. When I gave birth to my daughter, he was there. At my daughter's christening and 1st birthday, he was not absent. The same goes when my son was born.
He is working in a foreign company here. America is in recession and I am ever fearful for his job security. With this in mind, I go into research and discover that executives like him, have a chance to get employment elsewhere in case of job termination which does wonders for my peace of mind. He was a safety engineer and now he's an executive project manager. There's still such a thing as Executive Recruitment. It's where executives are being hired or outsourced. I'm perfectly sure that my brother, knock on wood, if in any case he gets sacked, then at least he still has a bright future ahead of him because there is such a thing as executive recruitment around. If  you're an executive looking for other possible employment opportunites, then I guess executive recruitment might just be for you.

For more information on executive recruitment, head over to Spencer Stuart, a well-known CEO headhunter in the United States. Check out this other Spencer Stuart page for more details.

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What's your story?

I joined Lainy's Online Anniversary Blog Writing Contest. I had so much fun doing it. Everyone has a story to tell. It's your choice on how you present your story to the world. One of the more effective ways of telling a story besides writing it, is putting it into moving pictures... well, in other words, movies or film clips. Most internet marketers will tell you that they get their point across faster when they upload videos and talk to you about their selling points.
Advertising is also one of the best ways to get your products sold or marketed. In connection with this, I found this interesting site that specializes in multimedia video editing. What's amazing about it, is that they can help you conceptualize and produce tv commercials,  a corporate video (maybe USANA made use of them), live sporting events and videos for entertainments. I'm thinking of getting someone making an avp for my 10th wedding anniversary. I've always wanted to learn making avps myself. But then, that's me being a cheapskate. If you've got money to burn, and serious about getting your products out there and making your story told by one of the finest storytellers I've seen, then try

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Friday, April 3, 2009

With Recession and all...*

Most, if not all of us, have felt the effects of recession. You're one of the lucky persons, if you haven't. My mother-in-law and I were discussing Education last night. We were having a talk about my daughter who's about to attend toddler school this June. I told her about where I went to highschool and life about my college days.
We even talked about my brother-in-law who is now a junior in college. My hubby has 10 siblings. A few of them, in college already. My mother-in-law is looking for ways to buy cheap college textbooks. With different courses, it is most difficult for her to find resources and buying brandnew is not really an economical or a practical option. Some of the methods she uses is to search second-hand bookstores, borrow from friends or other relatives who took the same course or even from friends of friends.
I've been beginning to imagine my kids as they go thru elementary, highschool and college. I guess when it comes to books, since they only have one schoolyear as difference, what the 'ate' or my eldest daughter is going to use, will be inherited by her little brother.  I am dreaming that my two kids will share their books, so in that little way, I might be able to save some money and be able to use the money I was able to save for more important stuff like medicine, vitamins and food for my kids. What do you think? What do you do to save money? What are your plans?

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