Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Rizal's Truths

I’m currently reading a book about our national hero, Dr. José Rizal. It’s called the First Filipino and the stories that were being told in the book are really surprising. Most of the facts have not been taught in school. I’ve learned new things about Rizal that were really interesting. We’ve known him as being the first eye surgeon in the country, having operated his mom from her cataract. Don’t you know that aside from this, there were even more facts that has been kept hidden from us? The truth behind his points of view regarding the “himagsikan”, the stories behind his travels, his family, the truth about his faith, and more. I think this book should be the new reference book in our school whether high school or college in studying about Rizal’s works and biography. Students will learn a lot and not just know him as the one being printed the face of a one peso coin.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Oh, no no no...Not me! It's my friend. I saw her baby shower photos which was held last Sunday. She looks so happy and pretty despite her big tummy. I’m so happy for her. They have been wed for I think more than 3 years already and at first she was so worried they won’t have a baby. They almost consulted an infertility doctor in their eagerness to have a baby. I told my friend that babies are gifts from God and they just have to wait for it to come. And true enough, after almost four years of waiting, here they are a picture of a happy and expecting parent to be. Photos of their baby shower shows how happy and excited they are, just like when we are first expecting. I can feel how excited they are. Babies really bring joy and that’s what it brought my friend and her husband. I wish her a normal and safe delivery.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition

This Sunday starts the Philippine’s version of The Biggest Loser. A reality show where they will feature 10 big (huge) participants who will compete to be the biggest weight loser by the end of the show. It’s quite interesting. They will be going through a lot of challenging activities that will help them win the competition and achieve their goals without taking supplements like lipozene. Each contestant of course has his own story. I just hope that they will be able to lose weight because I’ve seen the contestants and they are really HUGE! So to know who will win, I guess I’ll watch this program.

My Pores

I was browsing my shots from my DSLR camera and it really does show everything. Even my pores can be seen, haha! I realized, I haven’t been taking care of my skin lately. Well, I don’t get pimples and acne so serious that I need to treat it with accutane. I’m one lucky girl who doesn’t get pimple, except when my period comes. My only problem now is my pores. My friend is suggesting diamond peel but as of the moment, I don’t have the budget to splurge on such vanities yet. So until that day comes (when I have the budget) I will just have to be content washing my face with my favorite facial cleanser.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Those Wants

Now that I’m not working in the corporate world, I sometimes miss getting paychecks every 15th and 30th of the month. Sometimes, I feel bad about it especially if I wanted to buy something I really want that’s not in my budget. Now that my husband is the only one earning and I have to wait until the end of the month for his salary, there are times that I wish I have a job that will give me fixed salary so even if it still days before payday, I can buy my wants using payday advances. But reality is, it’s different now. Instead of thinking about buying those wants I shake them off. I wait till my blogging earnings come and see if I can splurge a little bit for myself. If not, then I will just forget about it.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New Bills

Do you have the new paper bills on your wallets? I believe the new paper bills aren’t fully circulating yet but some people already have some of these bills. I for one already had the 20, 50, 100, and 1000 bills on my wallet. And I’m keeping it there even when there are times they’re the only cash left inside. I don’t want to spend it yet since I wanted to keep them as mementos. Maybe If I also had some American silver eagles, I’ll do the same. I just love the design of the new money so I wanted to treasure them. So I’m keeping them inside my wallet..for how long? I don’t know....haha!

Sunday Stealing: The "You Can't Be Missed" Meme, Part 2

16. What was the last thing you did that was totally selfish, yet you feel no guilt?
~hmm...having a "Me" time. A time out from home and from the kids :)

17. Tell us about a film fave of yours that we probably have not seen.
~ I guess, a bollywood film, "3 Idiots"

18. When was the last time you kissed someone that you shouldn't have on the lips?
~I don't remember I ever kissed someone lately except for my kids :)

19. When was the last time you cooked something for someone not in your family?
~I cooked food for my team last month.

20. When was the last time you danced like a crazy person?
~haha... I did I think a few weeks a go in front of my kids!

21. When was the last time you just wanted to be invisible?
~When I was on my driving practical exam two weeks ago...

22. When was the last time you got a gift you absolutely hated?
~hmmm...last year. But I won't elaborate :)

23. When was the last time you got into a physical fight? (If NEVER, let us know about a time that you got close to a fight.)
~I've never gotten into any fight. I'm a peace loving and patient person, haha!

24. When was the last time you had to sleep with a light on?
~almost every night I'm sleeping with a dim light on since my kids don't want to sleep in the dark

25. When was the last time you were under some serious stress?
~Hmmm...just recently

26. When was the last time you watched your favorite movie?
~last month

27. What song did you most recently downloaded?
~a gospel song

28. What would you say is your favorite hobby?
~Facebook and books

29. What is your favorite thing to do when you hang out with friends?
~go to Starbucks to have some iced coffee :)

30. What would you rather do: shower or bathe with that celebrity that you are crushing on?
~Eewwww...I can't imagine my self c")

My Accomplishment :)

As I’ve mentioned on my other blog, I started driving this morning, alone. I’m happy that I was able to drive to and from our church and back to our house safe. I’m a new driver so I still had to deal with a lot of butterflies in my stomach but I’m hoping I will be able to overcome this nervousness as I drive. My husband is my encourager. He will always check on me and coach me even online. He was so happy of my development, hehe. He said that I just have to stay focused, have the presence of mind, and the confidence. He also reminds me to always bring copy of our car paper’s and my license. And since I am just driving a car for now, I don’t have to worry about 5th wheel insurance. For the moment, I need to drive (safely) always, and continue driving to enhance my skill. Yeah…I’m happy for my self.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Doctor: A Crucial Profession

My sister’s sister in law is taking up medicine as her second course. It’s her in-laws’ dream to have a doctor in the family that’s they are doing everything to fulfill that dream even if tuition fees of doctors are as high as mountains now. The girl wanted to be a pediatrician someday because she is so delighted with kids. And when my sister’s son’s was hospitalized because of a heart ailment, she was there to offer anything she can to help. I hope she can be a good doctor someday. A doctor that will not face any lawsuit because being faced with this kinds of case is really serious for medical professionals. It can be the reason of their licenses being revoked. In the US, doctors are very much cautions with their medical practices to avoid lawsuit. And although some cases of medical malpractices here aren’t as evident as in the US, our doctors still should be careful and practicing their profession because their handle precious lives in their hands.But if they already facing one, they should get the help of an Austin personal injury attorney and O’Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath – Personal Injury Lawyers – 808 West Avenue, Austin, TX. 78701 – 512-494-9949, have a plenty.

Our Handyman

My kids love watching Handy Manny and I also watch with them. And to tell you the truth, I enjoy watching this animated series. It’s sometimes so surreal that Manny and his tools can fix anything and everything but hey, this is just cartoons and cartoons are made for kids. So my kids also believed that Manny is the only person who can fix everything. Maybe if their dad is here they will think otherwise, ha ha! Their dad is not a handy man. He’s a nurse and a pastor but he turns to be my handyman when needed. I remember the time when we first transferred to our house. There are lots of things to be repaired and some of the things, he fixed by himself. We had wood fences like those of Richmond wood fences and he’s the only one who installed it. And I know that if the fences needs repairs, if he’s here we won’t need professional Richmond fence repairs. I know I can trust my husband’s handy man skills. I am amazed of how guys when they become husbands and dads, they can turn to be someone wives can turn to for home repairs. Isn’t that great?

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Photo Session

We had our Young Adults fellowship last Saturday and one of our members brought his Sony Digital camera with Caméscopes. I also brought my DSLR with me. Ever since we started this group we had photo sessions during the meeting. It was started by one of our members who had been so good in photography but when he left we thought of continuing the tradition. We wanted every moment captured and when we’re done we would upload the pictures in face book and would have fun commenting at them. Our young adults team fellowship is one of my favorite group activities every month.