Friday, December 19, 2008

Happy Holidays!!!

Happy holidays to everyone.

Our company gave us a bonus break from December 20 until January 5 with pay so i'll be on a hiatus mode for a while. Be back next year.

Have a great year ahead.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family Day

My mother in law visited us again. And we then decided to go to Star City.

We had the ride all you can tickets, pero di rin masyado nakapag rides si Seandy kasi mahaba ang mga pila.

He liked the bump car so much. Ayoko nga sana kasi I’m afraid. Feeling ko eh masasaktan siya pag binangga siya ng ibang kids.

I never really liked that. The last time I tried that I remember I was closing my eyes with my hands. How can I drive kung nakapikit ako. Di ko talaga maenjoy yun.

Ayoko nga sanang payagan si Seandy, pero sabi ni Daddy, okay lang daw yun, lagi niya akong sinasabihan ng super paranoid ko daw. Para daw lagi akong nasa “Final Destination” na everytime eh may masamang mangyayari.

Ganun talaga ang mga mommies di ba? Laging my na fo-foresee na possibleng may mangyari. Sabi ko nga it’s better to be safe than sorry.

We went inside din sa Snow World. It was cool! As in! Super cold sa loob. It’s at 15 degrees Celsius.

Kaya lang I was disappointed kasi the jackets were not that thick and it stinks!

You can have globes pero you have to buy it. You can’t take pictures din inside you have to ask their photographer to take your picture for 100 pesos or 150 pesos if you like it CD.

We went inside pero I think di man lang kami umabot ng 5 minutes. Sobrang lamig kasi. Di ko talaga kinaya. Sean and Seandy tried yung slide. Ako din ng slide pero accidentally. Kakatakbo ko, ayun I fell. Pero sa sobrang lamig (at kahihiyan na rin siguro) di ko naramdaman yung sakit. Nung pauwi na kami dun ko lang naramdaman ang sakit ng balakang at ng butt ko.

Nanay went to Dino Island with Uncle Ricky and Ganda, pero kami di na, Seandy was so afraid kasi. He loves dinosaurs naman.

I asked him kung bakit ayaw niya pumasok eh love naman niya ang dinosaurs, sabi ni “ Mommy, I like sa DVD lang.”

We went na lang sa Dino souvenir shop to look for the Dino toys. The Sales ladies inside naman were so fond of Seandy. They were asking him kasi kung ano ang mga names nung Dinosaurs.

Amazed naman sa kanya ang mga girls dahil sila nga daw eh di nila kilala ang mga paninda nila. Well, Seandy recognized the Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Pteranodon, T-rex, pero yung iba di na niya kilala. Yung iba name na lang ng characters ng Land before Time ang sinasabi niya.

We all had fun. Sobrang late na ng umuwi kami pagod na pagod kaming lahat. Pero it was worth it, sumasakit nga lang talaga ang katawan ko.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Have a Wonderful day to all of you!!!

A wonderful greetings from Blessings and Beyond.

Someday, everything will make perfect sense.
So laugh at the confusion…
smile through the tears…
and keep reminding yourself
that everything happens for a purpose.

Something to make you smile:
Never take life seriously.
Anyway, no one goes out of it alive.

Thanks for greeting me this way. :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Win a Free Web Hosting

Jessie is holding a contest in his Technology Talks blog. And is giving away free domain hosting and $100 in cash prizes. Ten (10) lucky contestants will be chosen to win this contest. And I would like to vote for my friend Mommy Amor for this.

Here are the prizes:

1. A free Wordpress-only blog hosting for one year with 1.5GB (1500MB) web space + unlimited monthly bandwidth.
2. Cash prizes - to be won by the Top 3 winners. These cash prizes are as follows:

* 1st Prize: $25 (via Paypal) + 2,000 Entrecard credits
* 2nd Prize: $15 (via Paypal) + 1,500 Entrecard Credits
* 3rd Prize: $10 (via Paypal) + 500 Entrecard Credits

You can be a Contestant or a Voter-Only.

If you will join as a Contestant you would have to:

1. Subscribe to his RSS feed via email to earn 10 points.
2. Blog about this contest in your site for 25 points. Your post must be original to qualify.
3. Encourage your readers to blog about this contest. So please dear readers, family and friends, please help me win this contest by voting for me. Just post this contest in your blog. You have to indicate my name or my site’s name in your post so it can be counted and I will earn 15 points for each entry.
4. Be a contestant like me. If you’d rather participate in this contest, create a post about this and follow the instructions given to Contestants as seen above. That would earn me another 20 points for converting you from a reader to a contestant. So to all my blogger friends who are using Blogger (Blogspot) now is your time to move to WordPress. Join this contest now!

For Voters-only like me, 5 winners will be randomly selected and each will receive $10 through Paypal + 500 Entrecard Credits.

For Contestants, this contest will run until Monday December 15, 2008. For voters-only the deadline for submission of votes through blog post will be on December 30, 2008 at 5pm. All winners will be announced on December 30, 2008.

Please visit Win a Free Web Hosting for Your Wordpress Blog and Free Web Hosting + Cash Contest Update to know more about this contest.

So what are you waiting for? Join now. Otherwise, you can just vote for one of my favorite bloggers Amor.

My Grown up Christmas List

Christmas is so near and people are talking about gifts and wish lists. Here is mine:

But please let us not forget the Reason for this season - our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

James 4:14

I went to church earlier and then head off to my office afterwards.

I was at the entrance of our building when I heard the Security guards talking about the Pacquiao - De la Hoya fight. It's good to hear that Manny won that fight.

While blog hopping I have noticed that some blogs already posted about the match, so I did not bother blogging about it.

But then, another news came up. I have heard from my officemate that a young tv star, Marky Cielo, Starstruck's Ultimate Male Survivor just died. The cause of his death is still unknown, but he was found dead on his bed. He was just 20 years old. I have seen him on TV before and I know he can act and dance very well. And how about the story of Leafil Alforque who was Swept to Sea During Proposal on Oregon Coast?

These news made me sad. It all tells us what life is all about. Just like what the scriptures says in James 4:14 :

"Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away."

Life is short. Let us all make a difference. Let us start seeking God and search the God that Is not the just the God that we want - before all is too late.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Blog Prayer Brigade

Thanks Mommy Elvz for tagging me for this.

Father God, our country needs restoration and we know that this should start from within. Lord, we ask for the revival of our country. And as we pray for this, we lift up to You the upcoming 2010 Presidential Election. May You guide all of us to choose the leader that seeks Your name above all. A leader with a heart that longs after You. We also pray for the candidates to set aside their own selfish desires. That they may only think of the welfare of our country. Lord, we know nothing is impossible to You.

I, Melody support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.


Copy these rules including the logo above and paste in on your blog as is:

1. Write a short, sincere and meaningful prayer, (in your own words and according to the customs of your religious affiliation) about asking God in guiding our country and fellowmen in choosing the right candidate to vote for in the coming 2010 Philippine Presidential Elections. It can be in your own vernacular, and can be short and long as you please.Remember, the goal of the prayer is not only for Peaceful Election but most of all “for the guidance of choosing the right Presidential candidate to vote in the election”

2. Publish the prayer for everyone to Read in your blog.

3. Go to the Blog Prayer Brigade Main Page which is located here, and get one of the badges or banners for the brigade. Place the badge or banner in your Sidebar until the 2010 Presidential Elections commence.

4. Make an oath by filling the blank below with your handle/or name I, _____________________(name) support the cause of the Blog Prayer Brigade for the election of the Future President of the Republic of the Philippines and I do solemnly promise to recite the prayer, which I wrote, in my own convenient time and regularly as possible until the 2010 Presidential Election commences. Let it be written, let it be done.

5. Tag at least 7 Pinoy bloggers you know who haven’t done this before so that the prayer will spread wherever there is a pinoy blogger present.

6. Keep you promise of praying for the Presidential Election so that God may guide us in choosing the right leader for our country.

7. in January 2010, we will gather all the names and prayers of each participants and publish all their prayers in one Blog. We will also feature in the blog the most beautiful prayer ever composed in this project.

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Please join us in praying for our country

Mommy Phebie

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Picture of you

Mommy Ruby got me this tag. I have seen this tag before and I thought it was cool. Never thought na I would be tagged for this din.

Since I am in the office, here is my picture: (was not talking to anyone pero listening to my favorite music naman..)

Here are the rules of this tag:

1) Take a picture of yourself right NOW!.

2) DON'T change your clothes, DON'T fix your hair... Just take a picture.

3) Post that picture with NO editing.

4) Post these instruction with your picture.

5) Tag 10 people to do this..

Let me tag:
Jacky, jhoice, Dhemz, glorie, phebie,

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blog Anniversary Thanks Giving Treat

Miss earthlingorgeous invited me to join her contest and who would say no?

Here are the great prices to be given away.

Grand Prize:

* 1 My Blog Rocks T-shirt
* 1 Washableart soap
* 1 GC from SM worth 500
* 1 GC from Starbucks 300
* $10 cash payable through paypal

Special Raffle Prizes include:

* 1 My Blog Rocks T-shirt
* 1 Washableart Soap
* SM Gift Certificate worth P300
* Starbucks Gift Certificate worth P200
* $5 Cash Payable through Paypal
Top commentators will also received special prizes.

If you would like to join as well you may check it here.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I am Grateful

I am so grateful that mommy elvz tagged me for this. It is an honor to acknowledge the things that we are grateful for. Thanks so much mommy elvz.

I am grateful because...

1. God gave me a wonderful family to love.
2. God has been faithful in providing our daily needs.
3. God's grace is sufficient to forgive my sins and saved me from eternal condemnation.
4. God has loved me with an everlasting and unconditional love.
5. God has blessed me with a loving, supportive parents, family and friends.

I am passing this on to Phebie, Jacky, Bogie, Eds

1. Re-post the picture on your blog and pls. acknowledge where it came from. Kindly leave a comment on this post so I would know you've posted it.
2. Write down 5 things you are grateful for and the 5 bloggers you are tagging.
3. You may copy this or write your own quote regarding gratitude:

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11

Who would not be grateful knowing God has plan for each of us? God is Good all the time.

10 Facts About Myself

Got this tag from my ever dearest cousin Phebie. Thanks a lot for tagging me. I have done one like this before so again here are some facts about me:

10 Facts about myself:

1. I am older than my husband.

2. I am the 4th in the brood of 8. We are all girls by the way.

3. I work in a call center now.

4. I am a funny person and I laugh easily.

5. I am was raised by my aunt.

6. I love my family so much.

7. I was a devout Marian before I became Christian.

8. I am just a very simple person.

9. I am beginning to enjoy blogging. :)

10. I would love to reunite with my old friends.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Viral Linking

My friend Phebie tagged me for this viral linking. Thanks Phebie.

I have checked Jenny Talks and decided to join this fun and controversial linking.

Here it is:

{Start Copy Here}

1. Copy paste from {Start Copy Here} to {End Copy Here}
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and PASS this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs, the more the merrier.
4. The use of NO FOLLOW on links is not allowed, Let's all be fair!
5. Remember to come back here at JENNY TALKS (pls. don't change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
6. Spread the virus.. oooopps I mean the VIRAL LINKING and happy blogging!

#1. Scraps & Shots #2. Simply Jen 3. This and That 4. Fab & Chic Finds 5.A Slice of Life 6. Jenny Talks 7. Tech Stuff Plus 8. Food on the Table 9. Aussie Talks 10. When Mom Talks 11. Moments of My Life 12. My Crossroads 13. A Life in Bloom 14. Because Life is a Blessing 15. Digiscraptology 16. BLOGSILOG 14. Cherry's Comfort Zone 15. DigiScrapz: Captured Memories 16. Buzzy Me 17. Fab Finds, Etc. 18. Thinking Out Loud 19. Wishing and Hoping 20. PRC Board Exam Results 21. Jobs Abroad 22. My Blog Portfolio17. Race Corner 18. Mommy Talks. 19. Home and Health 20. All Kinds of Me Stuff 21. Ink Baby Studios 22. The Salad Caper 23. Winding Creek Circle 24. Aggie Scraps 25. Momma Stuff 26. We Are Family 27. Gandacious 28. Busynessworld 29. Folcreative 30. Swanportraits 31. Rumination Under The Clouds 32. Consciously Think 33. Sprawt 34. Healthy Skinny 35. Geekyology 36. When Mom Speaks 37. Rumination 38. Amiable Amy 39. Captured on Time 40. Pit of Gadgetry 41. Me and Mine 42. Little Peanut 43. Creative in Me 44. Around the world 45. Pea in a Pod 46. For the LOVE of Food 47. Music of My Heart 48. It’s Where the Heart Is 49. Blog in to Space 50. A Mothers Horizon 51. Simply me 52. Whats Up 53. Comedy Plus 54. Lovin' Life 55.Ozzy's Mom 56. Apple and Candie 57. I was once lost in love 58. Pinay in Love 59. Pau's Big Thoughts 60. Twisted Angel 61. Hailey's Beat and Bits 62. Living A' La Mode 63. Bits and Pieces 64. Honey and Daisy 65. Pinay Ads 66. Great Kingkay 66. It's Naptime 67. Lisgold 68. Signe Says 69. Thomas Web Links 70. Thomas Travel Tales 71. Nita's Corner 72. Great Finds and Deals 73. Nita's Ramblings 74. Batuananons 75. Filipino Online Community 76. Healthy Living and Lifestyle 77. CompTechGadgets 78. Nita's Random Thoughts 79. Make Money Online 80. Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts 81. Kitty's haven 82. This and That 83. Shoppaholic girly 84. My Life in this Wonderful World 85. My Online World 86. Joys in Life 87. Journey in Life 88. Tere's World 89. Jean's Live it Up 90. Muzikistah 91. Maharot 92. SUPASTAH! 93.Life is a constant journey 94.Amazingly Me 70. Treeennndddzzz 96. otwarteInfo’s 98. AdventureSage 99. in-Tech Revolution 100. LovingMore 101. From Melissa's Desk 102. denz Recreational 103. Network of Combined Ideas 104. Sheltered Not Shattered 105. Mommying on the Fly 106. Me, Myself and Darly 107. Stay at Home Mom 108. Harmony in Motion 109. My Happy Thoughts 110. Mommyhood is Thankless 111. Life is Random. SO.I.AM 112.Life's sweet and spices 113. Rainbow Colored Me 114. My Oweini Life 115. All About Mye Life 116. Is it Bedtime Yet 117. Super Coupon Girl 118. My Life.... My Journey 119. Project Wicked Blogs and Reviews 120. Life According To Me 121. WilStop 122. I Love Pixels 123. Cellulitic Bliss 124. Underneath It All 125. Momstart 126. Pinaymama's Diary 127. My Heart 4 Him 128. 1StopMom 129. Random Chronicles 130. Maeyonnaise 131.Blessings in Life 132. Survivor Mom 133. Sharing my Thoughts 134. Beautiful Language 135. Medical Updates 136. Living in One Income 137. Mommy Elvz 138. elymac&frendz 139. BeinG mYselF 140. Love's Haven 141. Your Blog here

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Anybody can try it. Even you! Consider yourselves tagged!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Fantastic Four Meme

Got a tag again from my friend Phebie.

Here’s the rule: Click copy/paste, type in your answers and tag four people in your lists! Don’t forget to change my answers to the questions with that of yours.

4 places I go over and over: Church, Work, Aklan, my parents house.

4 people who email me regularly: Zarj, Anza, Baby center, Jiezl

4 of my favorite places to eat
: Tokyo-Tokyo, Hungry Hippo, Binalot, Jollibee

4 places you’d rather be: Canada, Singapore, Boracay (Aklan) and Cebu

4 TV shows I could watch over and over
: Friends, 7th Heaven, Oprah, Myx ( I don't have time to watch tv na eh)

4 people I think will respond (let them know you tagged them):


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Jeremiah 33:3

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.

Jer. 33:3

I am just sad since our schedule was changed and I had to go to work tonight and won't be able to be home tomorrow morning to prepare my kid for school.

For the past 2 weeks I have been trying to review my 4 year old son, Adie, for their forth coming exam on November 27 and 28. He is now in Nursery.

I had to make sure that the review is fun. I have been making reviewers for him to answer, and I also incorporate it to our games and time together so he wont be pressured so much.

The examination will start at 8:00 am and that is the only time my shift will end. While here in the office, I texted my husband to review Adie again for the last time.

I also told him to read him Jeremiah 33:3. That is my favorite text in the Bible during my college years. Whenever we have examination, that is the bible verse that I chant before the start of every exam.

It worked well for me!

Wonderful Christmas Give Aways

I am starting to join contests on blogs and I found another contest while I was EC hopping.

Here is a contest from Wonderful Things in Life.

Here are the wonderful prizes that they are giving away:

FIRST PRIZE - $35 + 16,000 EC
$25 - My Online Paradise
$5 - Blessing In Life
$5 plus 1000 Ec - Moi et mon univers
*1 banner - worth $149 -
*1 blog layout - My Web-Blog Designs
*cuties for Christmas - So Cute
5000 Ec plus 125x125 ads space for 1 month - Snapshot
3000 EC - Stranded Life
2000 EC plus banner ad for 1 month + text link for 1 month + ebook for bloggers- Kasakk
1000 EC - Crimson Heaven
1000 EC - Heart Random
1000 EC - More on Health
1000 EC - Jenny Talks
1000 EC - Sharing my Thoughts
125x125 ads space for 1 month worth $20 - Contest For Bloggers
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Shopping Blog

2ND PRIZE - $25 + 13,000 EC
$10 - Follow Your Sense of Adventure
$10 - Yennygirl
$5 - More on Heath
*1 banner - worth $149 -
*blog layout - The Designer's Chic
3000 EC - Sweetytots
2000 EC credits plus 1 month ad space - Pink Hues
2000 EC - The Joy Of Love Forever
1000 EC - Show Me your Interest
1000 EC - Days Of My Life
1000 EC - ArticleSnatch Blog
1000 EC credits plus 1 month ad - Random Chronicles
1000 EC - The Artist In Me
1000 EC - Varun's Vagaries
125x125 ads for 1 month worth $20 - From My Life
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Another Contest

3RD PRIZE - $20 + 11,000 EC
$10 - Wonderful Things In Life
$5 - My Life's Adventure
$5 - Twinkletoe Writing Space
*complete blog makeover - Designs By Vhiel and Cans Of Thoughts
*Website logo worth $99- Custom Logo and Marketing Materials
2000 EC - Sweet.Pretty.Naughty
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Cheth Studios
1000 EC credits plus 1 month ad - The Positive Side
1000 EC - Show Me Your Interest
1000 EC - Wiehanne Lounge
1000 EC - Medan Daily
1000 EC - Call Center Gal
1000 EC - A Simple Married Life
1000 EC - Programming The Life
1000 EC - Pinay Freelancer
125x125 ads for 1 month worth $10 -
125x125 ad space for 1 month - That Blog 4 Me

4RTH PRIZE - $15 + 9,000 EC
$5 - Life's Imagination
$10 - The Joy Of Life Forever
1 Blog Template worth $29 - Website Design Services
2000 EC - E-Pamilya
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Thoughts and Obsessions
1000 EC plus banner ad for 1 week - Simplement Belles
1000 EC - Show Me Your Interest
1000 EC - 24x7 Online Diva
1000 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Made Me Glad
1000 EC - Serradinho Blog
1000 EC - God's Best Gift
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Sherry
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Travel blog

5TH PRIZE $10 + 7,700 EC
$5 - Earning Money Online
$5 - A Message From My Heart
1 Blog Template worth $29 - Website Design Services
1000 EC plus banner ads for 1 week - Kalidadis
2000 EC - Wonderful Things In Life
1000 EC - Definitely MAYBE!
1000 EC - The Joy Of Life Forever
1000 EC - My Life's Adventure
500 EC - Love's Haven
500 EC plus ad space - MeiYah/Miah Laborte
500 EC - Chica & Pumuckl
200 EC - Around the World
125x125 ad space for a month - Also Mommy
125x125 banner ad for 1 month - PriZK Dot Com

6th PRIZE $5 + 6,000 EC
$5 - Designers Blog
1 Web design/flash template worth $29 - Flash Template
1000 EC - Life Marriage And Kids
1000 EC - Everything plus the Kitchen Sink
500 EC - Brown Pinay
500 EC - A Message From My Heart
500 EC - In The Eyes Of The Beholder
500 EC - Nierva Dot Com
500 EC - Blog Contest For Pinay
500 EC - Creative In Me
500 EC - Cheth Studios
500 EC - A Zone for Digiscraps
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Dashing Smiles
125x125 for 1 month - That Blog 4 me

7TH PRIZE - 4,500 EC
*1 Web design/flash template worth $29 - Flash Template
1000 EC - One at a Time
500 EC plus 125x125 ad space - Biz-N-Honey
500 EC - Twinkletoe Writing Space
500 EC - My Little Home
500 EC - Journal of Journey
500 EC - So Far, So Good
500 EC - There is Happiness
500 EC plus ad space - Musings of a Pinay Blogger
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Thomas Travel Tales
125x125 for 1 month - Travel Blog

8TH PRIZE 3,500 EC
*1 yr domain - Earning Money Online
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - The Money maker
500 EC -
500 EC - Vhiel's Corner
500 EC - Anything and Everything in Between
500 EC - Love's Haven
500 EC - EastcostLife
500 EC - Contest For BLoggers
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Bohol Paradise
125x125 banner ads for 1 month - Pinky Posh

9TH PRIZE 3,000 EC
*blog layout - My Collection
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Starts at Two
500 EC - Aha Mama!
500 EC - Twins happiness
500 EC - A lonely planet it is not
500 EC - Nita's Random Thoughts
500 EC from Bits Of My life
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Filipino Online Community
125x125 banner ads for 1 month - Only In Silence

10TH PRIZE 2,500 EC
500 EC plus ad space for 1 month - Beauty Of Life
500 EC - Nita's Corner
500 EC - Days Of My life
500 EC - Little Soie's Steps
500 Ec - I Travel here and There
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Batuananons
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Love Is A Perfect Gift

10TH PRIZE 2,500 EC
1,500 EC - Seek No More
1000 EC - Nesting Buddy
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Love Is A Perfect Gift
125x125 ad space for 1 month - A Message From My Heart

Consolation Prizes
1. 300 EC - Healthy Living and Lifestyle
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Life's All About

2. 300 EC -
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Erlinda's Wandering Thoughts

3. 300 EC - Arts and Entertainment Center
125x125 ad space for 1 month - Thomas Web Links

4. 300 EC - Great Finds and Deals
125x125 ad banner for 2 weeks - 24patrol

5. 300 EC - Make Money Online
125x125 ad banner for 2 weeks - Multiply Themes
6. 300 EC - For the LOVE of Food
125x125 ad space - Jocelyn's Journal

7. 250 EC -
2 weeks link ads SimplyWP

8. 250 EC
Footer text link for 1 month worth $5 -

9. 250 EC
Footer text link for 1 month worth $10 - Bits From My life

10. 200 EC - it's A Woman's World!
Footer text link for 1 month worth $10 - Contest For Bloggers

Special Prizes:
1. Free Icon set - Custom Icon Design Services
2. Semi-solid light red toddler hat, fits approx 2t-4t - Cherish Sweet Knitted Bottoms
3. 1 book - My Funny Dad, Harry
4. 1 book "Princess Charming" by: Jane Heller - Just Say These Words
5. 1 book "Siren's Song" by: Trish Albright - Just Say These Words
6. 1 book "Weddings Can Be Murder" by: Christie Craig - Just Say These Words

How To Enter:
1. Blog about the contest with all the Prizes and Sponsors.
2. Subscribe to my feed via email. ( you can see it in my sidebar)
3. Put the logo contest in your post.
4. Choose one logo for your side bar.
5. Leave a comment along with the link of your post.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Two Awards in a Row

I am very much thankful for these awards from my new friend Phebie (have not told you yet that I love the name Phoebie and have been using that as my pseudo name before.

The Wonder Woman Award


The Smile Stone Award

Thank you very much. Good thing about these awards for our blogs is that we have to pass it along. It's like paying it forward. We really cannot give what we do not have.

So I am passing these awards to my new friend:

Amor. Since you have been in the blogosphere for quite sometime, please pass these to those deserving blogs that you can think of.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

BDJ Planner 2009 Giveaway

I have was blog hopping and found Milet's blog

She was thankful for all those who have participated on her previous contest and because of this she is giving away two BDJ PLANNER to two lucky blogger who would blog about this contest and answer this question.

Here is the question. What are the names (please include the url) of my her four blogs?

Here is my answer:

1. Surviving LUPUS
2. My Two Cents Scribbled on the Web
3. dramas of my life and
4. Momie Space @ Momies Pace

This contest is open to all. She will be shipping it via AIR21. If the winner is residing outside the Philippines, she will send the planner either via FEDEX or postal mail. One blog = one entry.

After blogging about the contest one must leave her a comment with a link to your entry and also include where the planner will be shipped in your comment.

Winners will be announced on November 30, 2008.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I like to move it, move it...

Adie loves watching Madagascar (1) DVD and enjoys the game on it as well. So when Madagascar 2 was shown I know we had to watch it too.

We also love collecting these toys characters and we were just glad McDonalds premium of the month were the stars of Madagascar. I have bought 7 of them, butI still lack one. I do not have Marty yet.

Yesterday, I have asked my office mate Marky to check if the McDonalds in their place still have Marty since the Mcdo in our area no longer have Marty. I kept on telling him, “Please check Marty the Zebra ha”. Again and again and again. He then told me, “Ang kulit ni mommy. Oo nga hanapin ko si Marty, yung Zebra.”

He left. After an hour he texted me, “Mommy, la na daw po silang Melman.”

Hehehe…he really made my day. :)

Congratulations to my newly wed friends.

I was so excited to wake up last Saturday morning. Two of my friends were married on that day. I was invited to attend both weddings. Although it was hard since both weddings were set on the same date plus they were scheduled at the same time.

I am just glad we were able to attend both weddings.

Again, congratulations:

Joseph Velasco and Racquel Acosta-Velasco and Jay Escamis and Jeizl Cua-Escamis.

I am so happy for I know and believe that it was God who brought them together to be one in marriage.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Cute Blogger Award

Another Cute Blogger Award from Jacky. Thank you so much. I really appreciate this.

Here are the rules:
1. Each blogger must post these rules.
2. Each blogger starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
3. Bloggers that are tagged, need to write ten facts about themselves. You need to choose ten people to tag and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and also to read your blog.

Now here are my ten Random facts about me:

1. I was a working student when I was in college.

2. My first job after I graduated college was a Shift Manager at Jollibee Foods Corporation.

3. My long time showbiz crush was Ian Veneracion. But now, I really like Ryan Agoncillo.

4. Unknown to many, I have always been "madaldal". (Most people think I'm shy).

5. I love to sing but I do not have a nice voice.

6. I joined a dance contest in TV when I was a kid. ( Star Smile Factory)

7. I am not tall and pretty but I have won 1st place in a beauty pageant when I was in college. hehehe...

8. I really love watching clouds.

9. I love to eat. My husband told me I am "matakaw" (LOL)

10.I hate plastic person.

Now its my time to give this award to :

1. Mommy Elvz
2. Myraine
3. Ms. Recipe
4. Joy
5. Eds
6. Ruby
7. Sunny
8. Mariz
9. Jasmine
10. Ems
11. Honney

Friday, November 14, 2008

Name Game continues...

My husband’s friend came to our house earlier together with his wife and their daughter Teekie (pronounced as TK). After they left, hubby asked me, “Do you know why their daughter’s name is TK?” I said no. He said “They used to work in Toy Kingdom and that’s where they met. This made them decide to name their kid Teekie.”

He then told me, “We should have named Adie (Sean Deanniel) “JB” for Jollibee, that is where I met my husband. I then added jokingly, “Then we should have named Andie (Mathea Deanne), “BB” for Boracay Beach, because that is where she was made. LOL.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Another Bloggy Award

Premio Dardos means "prize darts" in Italian. This award is given to bloggers, in recognition of their cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writings.

The rules of this award are:

1. Accept the award and post it on your blog along with a link to the person who has awarded you. Mine was given by my sister in Christ Sunny
2. Pass the award on to at least 5 other blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award. I want to give this awards to the following :

1. Glorie@Fit4all
2. Wendy@From the eyes of my heart
3. Liza@Liza's Eyeview
4. Maicel@Simpledelight
5. Phebie@Loves Haven
6. Amor@Amor's Personal Website

Forgive but not forget?

I was cleaning up my email last night and I have found and re read some emails that made me sad again. Those were the emails from my “hacker”. It has been quite a while now and I am just glad it has stopped.

While reading the emails I still can’t believe that it has happened. I am still hurt. I have already forgiven that person but I still cannot forget what has been done. How can you forget something that has caused you so much pain? That has caused you trouble? I no more hold grudges against that person. And I have accepted the fact that we can never be friends again – well, maybe someday. I guess I can forgive but still cannot forget.

Can you really forgive and forget?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The name game

I was tagged by Mommy Maicel and asked how I came up with the names of my kids.


My husband’s name is Sean. I love that name and he wants to have his first son named after him so that’s were we got Sean. I wanted it to be biblical as well. I love Daniel but I changed the spelling to Deanniel.


Since our second child’s a girl, hubby wants it to be named after me or at least have the first letter “M” as well. I looked online and found Mathea which means Gift from God and I did not want Deanniel to be removed but I changed it to Deanne to make it feminine.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Duplicate Account

I was blog hopping the other day and I found a blog that say he found a person that has 3 personal blogs but the entries are all the same. It made me smile, I do not know if he was referring to me.

I have 3 blogs. My first blog contains lyrics of my favorite songs. It was the first my first blog. I do not want to write anything on my blog then, so I just decided to just put in the lyrics of my favorite songs.

Then, I have decided I would want to start writing things about anything. My wordpress blog was my second blog. But I find it easier to blog using blogger so I decided to open this blog and make this a mirror blog.

I still do not want to close my wordpress blog since I have learned to love it. But I am not gonna post this entry to that blog. LOL.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

I have been tagged

Jacky tagged me...

Here it goes:

A. Attached or single ? --- Attached
B. Best friend? --- Sean
C. Cake or pie? --- Cake
D. Day of choice? --- Sunday
E. Essential item? --- computer (w/o this i can't blog.LOL)
F. Favorite color? --- red
G. Gummy bears or worms? --- worms
H. Hometown? --- makati city
I. Favorite indulgence? --- sweets
J. January or July? --- July (bday of my son, and our wedding date)
K. Kids? --- 2
L. Life isn't complete without? --- My Lord, Jesus Christ
M. Marriage date ? --- 07-11-07
N. Number of magazine subscriptions? - none
O. Orange or apple? --- apple
P. Phobias? ---- insane people walking around the streets. i was attacked by an insane person before.
Q. Quotes? --- The worst pain in life is when the group of people you know turns into the group of people you knew
R. Reasons to smile? ---thinking of God's blessings - my family.
S. Season of choice? ---- summer
T. Tag 5 people - annz ,amor ,umma ,glorie, maicel
U. Unknown fact about me? - i am a very transparent person
V. Vegetable ? --- squash, sitaw, okra
W. Worst habit? --- i cant think any? LOL
X. X-ray or ultrasound? - ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food(s)? - sweets, adobo, pancit
Z. Zodiac sign --- i think its Leo

A Perfect Wife

Ephesians 5:21-5:33

Being submissive to my husband has always been my problem since I got married. I know that I should submit to my husband since this is what the Lord commanded me as a wife.

I have a strong personality and I am stubborn. Sean does not want any conflict so he would often times just give in to my wishes.

Sean and I had a very interesting past. We worked at the same company and he was my subordinate before which makes it harder for me to submit.

But I love Christ and I know that it is wrong for me to continue disobeying His commands. And I also love my husband.

I have been praying about it. I read and reread Ephesians 5 to remind me every now and then that this is the will of the Lord.

God’s ways are perfect. I believe that He allowed me to find the Wives’ Biblical Submission online. I am still on the process of practicing the things that I am learning in that study. Little by little I know I will be able to learn to submit with all of my heart.

I love my husband and I know that God will equip me to become the wife that He wants me to become. God is not yet finished with me. I will not give up for I know that God will not give up on me too.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Remembering the dead

It’s November once again and this is the time when we remember our dead loved ones. I cannot forget my grandmother (mother of my mama). My Nana, that is what we call her, died last December 2002. And I still miss her. Sometimes I still wish she is here. I miss talking to her, kissing her, hugging her, looking at her, holding her. She was so beautiful inside and out.

There was even a time when I was still a Manager at Jollibee. Months after she died, an old lady came to buy food. The cashier called me for approval since she was a senior citizen. I had to ask for her ID and get all the information. When I handed her over her ID I noticed her hands. It was exactly like my Nana’s hands. I looked at her and went back immediately inside the office. I did not want anybody to see me crying. Our Area Manager was there at that time and she saw me crying. I told her I saw my Nana’s hands. I was still trembling and she gave me a hug to assure me that everything will be okay.

It has been six years now but her memories are still alive in my heart and mind. Too bad she was not able to see her “apo sa tuhod” in me.

I love you Nana, I will just look forward for our reunion when my time comes.

Bloggy Award

I would like to thank my sister in Christ, Sunny, for giving me this very beautiful rose. I would like to pass this rose as a sign of my gratitude to my fellow bloggers:

Phebie@Love's Haven
mommy amor@amor's personal website

Thank you for being so nice.

Monday, October 27, 2008

A Wife's Bibilical Submission

I am relatively new to blogging. I am really not concern much about earning from blogging though I have heard that it really pays well.

What I just want is a venue where I can write about everything under the sun.

While I was blog hopping I came across a blog about Chistian Women Online and I was eager to join them at once.

I am so glad because they are having Bible study online and they are now studying Proverbs 31:10-31.

I am calling other Christian Moms to join. Click here to join us.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

God Forgive Me When I Whine

I have heard a wonderful poem over the radio. Let me share it with you:

Today, upon a bus,
I saw a girl with golden hair.
and wished I was as fair.
When suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle.
She had one leg and wore a crutch.
But as she passed, she gave a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 legs, the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy.
The lad who sold it had such charm.
I talked with him, he seemed so glad.
If I were late, it'd do no harm.
And as I left, he said to me,
"I thank you, you've been so kind.
It's nice to talk with folks like you.
You see," he said, "I'm blind."

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 eyes, the world is mine.

Later while walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play.
He did not know what to do.
I stopped a moment and then I said,
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word.
And then I knew, he couldn't hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.
I have 2 ears, the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go.
With eyes to see the sunset's glow.

With ears to hear what I'd know.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Bad company

To those people who are looking for work abroad please be careful not to be swindled by illegal recruiter. Sad thing is even those recruitment agencies who are under the list of the licensed agencies from POEA are still taking advantage of those people who are desperate to work abroad.

One example of a lousy company is the ARIX WORLD MANPOWER CORPORATION.

My husband applied as a “Barista” for Old Towm Kopitiam in Malaysia last year. We paid the agency Php 52,000.00. It was supposed to be a 2 year contract but he did not continue it, and he went back after 3 months.

They have violated a lot of rules when it comes to hiring OFWs. We have already filed a complaint against them to the National Labor Relations Commission.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ang Lighter

Minsan pauwi na ko galing sa opisina.
Sumakay ako ng bus papuntang Leveriza.
Red ang traffic light kaya tigil panandali ang bus na sinasakyan ko.
Napatingin ako sa labas ng kalsada.
May nakita ako, taong grasa ang tawag sa kanya.
May hawak siyang papel at may hawak din siyang lighter.
Nakita ko pilit niyang sinisindahan ang hawak niyang papel, kiskis siya ng kiskis dun sa lighter.
Pero wala na yatang butane, ayaw na umapoy.
Nainis na siguro siya, ang tagal na eh, ayaw pa ring sumindi.
Kaya ang ginawa niya – tinapon niya ang hawak niyang papel na ayaw magliyab
at kumuha ng panibagong papel sabay kiskis ulit sa lighter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Seandy’s in nursery now and they had just finished their first quarter evaluation. I did not expect much from my son, but of course I hope that the result was good. It took a while before we got the result of the exam. Finally, the results came last Monday.

The results was great: Wika: 100%, Reading: 99%, Language: 98%, Math 97% and writing: 92% . Average of 97.2% and guess what? He is the top of the class! Second to him is my niece Rumelyn, who got 96.4% average.

Congratulations my son and to Rumelyn. Great job!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Filipina Image

I was blog hopping the other day. I came across the story of the “infamous” foreigner who met a Filipina. Hooked up with her got her pregnant and then went back to his country and then accused the whole Philippines of scamming him.

I have heard of this story before when I was still in my maternity leave.
It took me a while before I finished reading the stories from one blog to another. But I was not lucky enough to read the official blog of the guy since it was changed to invitational only.

I have read a lot of comments, reactions, insults and accusations. I pity the girl. Being a mom myself I know how painful it is to lose a child. Plus the pain of knowing that the person whom who trust no longer trust you back.

But I cannot blame the guy. He may look like a paranoid but to some point he was just cautious about things. Well he mentioned that someone already tried to scam him through friendster. Unless he was just fabricating all the stories, he made mentioned about the money that he spent when he was here in our country, he food for the family and for the barangay, the cellphone. He also mentioned that he sent money to the girl in the past.

The thing is, the girl should not have asked for anything from the guy when he was here in the Philippines. People will really think that she is only after his money. Be it a local or a foreigner, the rule of thumb is never ask a guy to buy you stuff, unless the guy asked you what you want and offered to buy it for you. Of course, it is different when you are talking about husbands and wives.

Good thing the girl learned her lessons. Sad thing is - in a hard way.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

A cutie singer

I was watching videos from and I came across a super cutie kid singing, although I do not understand the song. Please watch this video:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Quote about Love

Perfect love is rare indeed -
for to be a lover will require
that you continually have
the subtlety of the very wise,
the flexibility of the child,
the sensitivity of the artist,
the understanding of the philosopher,
the acceptance of the saint,
the tolerance of the scholar and
the fortitude of the certain.
~Leo Buscaglia~

Monday, October 6, 2008

See you soon...

My mother in law visited us for a week. She left yesterday for Aklan.

It was fun. She was so excited to visit us. It was the first time she saw her granddaughter.

She left with a smiling face, but a heavy heart. She told me she will be missing the kids so much.

She wanted to stay longer, but she has to take care of their business in Aklan.

But it’s okay; they will be coming back this December and hopefully stay for the holidays.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Adie's work of Art

Adie is 4 years old and he likes to draw a lot. I asked him to draw us once and here it is. He said that was him, her baby sister Andie, Me, and his Dad.

Adie's alphabet:

He is now in nursery and his first evaluation exam was last September 24 – 26. It was funny since both I and my sister were so excited about it. My sister's daughter, Rumelyn , was also in nursery, they were classmates. She said she felt like her daughter will take a bar exam. She even told her daughter they will buy her a doll house if she has perfect scores. I told her I was not pressuring my son so much.

For now I just wanted him to enjoy and have fun. We have not gotten the result yet. Hopefully the result will be good.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Catch Me I'm Fallin for You

I have been fascinated with Korea Nobelas and movies lately ( I like the Korean versions with subtitles than the "Tagalized" versions). And I have watched quite a few. I really liked " Which Star are you from". It stars Jeong Ryeo-Won and Kim Rae-Won.

Here is the plot. Choi Seung-Hee is a film director who met the girl of his dreams, Hye-su. They have decided to get married despite the fact that Hye-su's mother does not like him. But before they were married they met an accident and the girl died. He was so depressed he decided to live in reclusion for three years.

When he came back to start working again he saw a woman who looked exactly like Hye-su. Her name is Kim Bok-shil, she looks like her but they are also opposite in many ways. Kim Bok-shil was offered a job in the film company where Choi Seung-Hee was also working.

It was then discovered the Kim Bok-shil is the long lost sister of Hye-su. Choi Seung-Hee tried so hard to fight the feelings that he has for Kim Bok-shil thinking that he was just seeing Hye-su in her. But finally realized that he was really in love with her.

Kim Bok-shil fell in love for the first time and it was with Director Choi Seung-Hee. It was hard for her as well since her mother is still mad at Choi Seung-Hee, blaming him for the death of Hye-su.

A modern Romeo and Juliet, without the tragic end, they fought for their love even if the whole world disapproved.

Catch Me I’m Fallin for You was the theme song of this Korea Nobela when it was aired here in the Philippines.

I also love this song, I could listen to it over and over again.

(Click here to listen)

I don’t know why
But when I look in your eyes
I feel something that seem so right
You’ve got yours I’ve got mine
I think I’m loosing my mind
Cause I shouldn’t feel this way

Catch me I’m falling for you
And I don’t know what to do

How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can time be so wrong
For love to come along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can love let it grow
When it has no place to go
And I can't go along pretending
That love is in here to stay
Catch me I'm falling for you

If I could just walk away
Without you from day to day
I would die just thinkin' of you
I know we can never be
More than friends you and me
But why do I feel this way?

Catch I'm fallin' for you
And I don't know what to do

How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you
How can time be so wrong
For love to come along
Catch me I’m falling for you
Maybe someday I’ll see
Why love did this to me
Coz I can’t go along pretending
That love is in here to stay
Catch me I'm falling for you

Catch me I'm falling for you
And its wrong for me
to feel this way
Coz I don't know what to
do without you
I'm falling for you
Catch me I’m falling for you

Catch me I’m falling for you
How can something so wrong
Feel so right all along
Catch me I’m falling for you

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Would you come back?

It was in the year 1997 when a stranger came to our house. She said she was looking for Jocy’s house. We don't know her and she said that she only recognized us because she have seen us in church. We told her we can help her to find the house of our friend and she initiated that our friend doesn't know her as well.

She was pregnant and she told us that all she wants is some assistance since her son was in the hospital and needs an operation due to hydrocephalus. She said they were expecting some money to arrive any time next week but they just needed the money now. We can’t help but pity her.

We offered to help. Each gave money for her. My best friend also arrived to visit me and I told him about the stranger. He was reluctant and said it could just be some "raket' or something but since he is really an angel, he also opted to help.

We gave the woman all the money that we have collected. She said she will come back after a week to update us about his son’s operation and to pay us for the money that we lend her.

We have waited for her to arrive. We have waited not for the money but for the good news about her son. And at least to spare us from thinking that she was just making things up and it was really a 'raket!"

But she never arrived. We don't know what happened to her son. Some of us thought that it was indeed a raket, though some remained faithful and gave excuses why she didn't come back.

Whenever I remembered this story I can't help but remember "Christianity”. The most important thing about the life of Christ here on earth was when he was resurrected from the dead; because it was when all the rumors, all the doubts about Jesus' death ended. It was the confirmation that all that was promised was fulfilled. If Jesus did not come back to life, our faith is useless.

Jesus saved us! That is the truth!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

September my Friendship month

September has been a great month for me. I can say it has been my Friendship month.

I had a chance to bond with my old friends. First, me and my high school friends had a reunion, September 06, 2008. The pictures I have already posted on my previous post.

Then, last Sunday , Sept. 14, 2008 one of college friends, Marie, had her baby baptized. I and my other friends in college were also invited.

Here are some of the pictures taken during the baptism.