Friday, February 29, 2008
I initially wanted to have the one like Manu's during his first birthday (Kelly's son) , but unfortunately , after scouring the Disney Store at my mom's place and exerting all my online shopping powers, Its out of sotck already. So I chose this one coz i find it comfy for the little boy. The others I saw are way too thick for Manila climate ( April pa man din yun). It arrived weeks ago at my mom's place and i cant wait to see it personally. The costume includes the cap and the headset , all for $12 something :) not bad.
This costume led me to my favorite online shopping store to date, Allaboardtoys.com :)
Thanks To Farah and Jane for this one :)
Link to the person that tagged you. Post the rules on your blog. Share six un-important things/habits/quirks about your self. Tag 6 random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs. Let these random people know that they are tagged by leaving comments in their blog.Let your tagger know when your entry is up.
Six Unimportant things/habits/quirks about myself.
1. I move fast, so I expect people from our household to do the same. Apparently, Gelo is my opposite.
2. Im busy bee inside the house. I multi task a lot. I do the weirdest things all at the same time.
3. I love to sleep. A family trademark.
4. Im a bargain hunter.
5. I love the beach but im too afraid for a boat ride with Joaquin. heheh.. but give me the sun, sand and the beach and im all set.
6. When I wake up early morning, expect me to sneeze a lot.. allergies attack!
Tagging Andrea, Melisse, Mich, and Jacqui.
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Your Ideal Hairstyle:
Try this one!! I do hope I can really place my face there hahaha! I love short hair with a hint of style.. what do you think of this one? Hmmm nice bangs too :)
Lovely!! Me Likey!!!
All from forever 21 .. I sooo love the site, i check weekly or even few times a week because they have new stocks all the time, but the problem is , nice ones sells likes pancakes talaga, or they dont have my size anymore. I do wish thye will accept paypal soon.. but i might still use my debit card by April. Let's see if i will have enough money by then. *wink wink*
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Here are the rules:You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Anonymous or not. What message would you like to send out to the universe?Message In A Bottle Meme:
4. Post the Message In a Bottle meme and your creation on your blog along with these rules.
5. Tag a minimum of 5 bloggers - or your entire blogroll - to do the same. Notify them of the tag.
Passing this to all the mommies out there!!!!
** check worldofwatches.com
How about a good read?
** grab something from Barnes and noble
Need some medicines, lotions and other pharmacy .. etc
** There's walgreens and drugstore.com
** try footlocker .. i am loving this site!! they have jersey's (NFL and NBA) for kids!!.. and not to mention tons of rubber shoes for the whole family
All sites accepts paypal :) weeee:)
I haven't tried ordering from them yet.. but I browsed the sites already.. hihihi
And if you plan to order online, dont forget to google some coupon codes !
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
|This Is My Life, Rated|
|Take the Rate My Life Quiz|
Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score is reasonably high. This means that you are on a good path. Continue doing what is working and set about to improve in areas which continue to lag. Do this starting today and you will begin to reap the benefits immediately.
Thanks Farah :) I also posted it here:)
~~ feel free to grab this one~
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
1. Christened as Miguel Joaquin. Miguel came from St. Michael the Archangel since we wanted our kids to have an angel's name. Joaquin is just something I really liked.
2. The only apo from my side and Gelo's side of the family.
3. Had his first nebulization experience when he ws 2 months old, and was confirmed of asthma when he was 4 months old.
4. Loves books just like mom.. now you would catch him acting like ke is reading and mumbling words. He will not sleep without me reading him something.
5. Loves to eat sinigang ( sa sampalok, sa miso, sa bayabas.. basta sinigang).. and he is curently addicted with Dinuguan! goodness! Thanks to Goldilocks and Red Ribbon!
6. Enjoys wearing shoes (kanino pa ba magmamana??) He knows where his shoes are. After his nightly wash up , he would still grab a pair, and I cant do anything.. basta he needs to wear one before going to bed.
7. Adores Barney and Blue before. Now he is into Pablo of Backyardigans. He also knows (and is delighted to see) Cars, Thomas and Friends, Spiderman ( he calls him Spidey) , Elmo and Diego.
8. A fan of Wowowee. He loves the "Sayaw Darling" part. Hihihi!
Thanks abie and jane :)
Next on the list for our budget would be our bills for the month. That would include our electricity, water, internet service, telephone and cellphone. Sometimes I would just pay some of it with Gelo's Credit Cards then I would pay the credit card bills before it's due date. See, I don't have my own credit card, because hubby thinks that me having a card is not a good idea, i might use it for non sense shopping as he said. But lately, I am really thinking of getting my own for emergency household needs, and that wont include shopping for clothes and toys. I received a lot of applications for credit cards and I am just browsing for the best deals I can get. I also have online offers, so I am considering applying online. That way, i dont have to go out of the house for my application. Then I just need to wait for their email if my application was successful. I really need to have a credit card this time. And I do hope I can really stick with my intentions of using it for the bills.
Lastly, we have another item for consideration, but it is still for next year. We wanted to get a property at the southern part. This is quite a big expense, so we are thinking of getting it once we are done with our car. But as early as now, we are already doing some ocular inspections on properties we are eyeing. We also consult some real estate agents regarding this. Hubby is checking on some bank financing options too. And speaking of houses, I am also reminded of our home insurance. We are nearing the deadline so I inquired online for some Home Insurance Quotes. I might just do everything online because it really saves me a lot of time and money.See, I have a lot of expenses and budgeting to consider every month and til the year ends. But I am so thankful that we can really get by, though Gelo is solely earning for our household.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
** And so she said her goodbye to GMA and her Sunday show .. ng dahil kay Betty?... Sabi daw nya sa mga friends nya sa show, she realllly wanted to do the project (referring to Betty), that is whyy she is transferring! Huwaaat?!?! Would you believe that? the last time I checked, singer sya and not an actress. Ano naman feeling nya, broadway show ang Betty La fea para iwan nya ung GMA and SOP?! Nag papataas lang tatlaga ng market value! Anu ba?? SHOWBIZZZ!
Here's another chika pa pala, ano naman drama ni Gretchen sa walk out nya sa Isa pang showbiz talk show sa ABS?? She always (as in ALWAYS) wanted to be on the spotlight na lng.. as in attention seeker na .. SHOWBIZz!
Rule: Copy the entire list and add your name at the bottom. And tag at least 5 friends. (But you can tag as many as you like)
Im tagging Dorxie, Juliana, Petra, Kathy, Erika and MM :)
Thanks a lot thea!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2008
We went to Antipolo Shrine early morning to hear mass. We had a quick visit too at Gelo's place since its undergoing some renovations. So far, so good.. a few suggestions though were placed. We encountered heavy traffic (whats new?) from Marikina to Edsa. We grabbed take out Lunch at JT's Manukan Grill and i got a bit pissed coz it took us 30 minutes to wait for that chicken inasal. SO timely as we are in a rush.. *sigh* we stayed at my inlaws place in manila , a quick bite and changed joaquins clothes for something special that afternoon (at 1:30 pm). What is it about? I will blog about it soon.. it requires one post im telling you:) when we got home at 430, im a dead meat. i slept not changing my clothes , LOL
how's your saturday?
Friday, February 22, 2008
Have you ever played a practical joke on anyone? If so, what did you do and who was your victim?
** hmm nothing major that i can remember
What do your salt and pepper shakers look like?
** black and white, and its not fancy at all
Where is the next place you plan to visit (on vacation or business)?
** Shangrila Cebu on March
What kind of lotion or cream do you use to keep your hands from getting too dry?
** I use Aveeno or Lubriderm, but I also tried mario Badescu's hand lotion and it does wonders to my hand.
Make up a dessert, tell us its ingredients, and give it a name.
** i can prepare the basice like fruit salads and the no bake cheesecake:)
Since my friend in Miami will get married soon, I suggested that she enlist her self now into some bridal registries. Guests really makes way finding the perfect Wedding Gifts for couples, so as long as they have the registry, nothing would go wrong, you wont even have a problem if an item gets doubled. , you can have it exchanged. Gifts are really a part of the wedding tradition and it's one way of helping newlyweds with their life as they are still on the starting up stage.Helping out my friend with all of her wedding suppliers makes me miss being a bride. The excitement is really different and its the best feeling in the world.
I haven't tried their Mango Crepe because I am reserving that for Cafe Breton. Their La Pinay would be my forever favorite. Breton is Breton when we talk about Mango Crepe. I am currently craving for anything sweet ( noticed I posted a cake topic before this), so i might ask gelo to check the nearest 7-11 in our place to grab me and ice cream na lng hahaha. I hope I can get a bite of my La Pinay on Sunday at Podium after Joaqui's gym class.
To all my blogging friends, share your yummy finds ah:) Cakes.. a good resto.. anything about food.. :)
I JUST CAN'T WAIT!
I lost count on how many times I've seen the series.. I recently watched Season 3 & 4. I enjoy watching Big and Carrie (with Natasha on the side) ..then the episode where Big is leaving New York for Napa.. that big night when Miranda was on labor!!! Loovve it! Her Christian Louboutin shoes at that episode was to die for! I wanted that shoe to be my wedding shoes, unfortunately, Veluz said it's not too nice for a wedding shoe. LOL.
Thanks to Abie for her post about this:)
The Part of You That No One Sees
You are compassionate, caring, and soothing.
You like other people to depend on you...
In fact, you don't feel right unless you are helping someone out.
Underneath it all, you feel the burden of everyone's problems.
Without your guidance, you fear that many people's worlds would fall apart.
You like to feel in charge, even if it brings you a lot of stress.
Grabbed this one from Erika. Thanks!
At 5 pm yesterday,i am a bit dizzy so I decided to be in bed while Joaqui is playing around the room. I didnt realized, but I dozed off for a copule of minutes, i do hope it was just a cat nap. What woke me up was some noise in our desktop.. As i opened my eyes, there's a complete sight of the little boy, typing at our computer. He sits at the computer with such a good posture, little fingers typing, eyes on the monitor!! Waaah! NAwala ang antok ko! Buti di nahulog sa chair to. He lookes at me and just said "mommy" , then he smiled.. he was like telling me. "I didnt disturbed your sleep, im all happy typing here" hehehe.. So i calle dour helper, and asked her a favor if she can just take a look at the little boy as i am not feeling well. Good thing he slept a few minuites after. And we woke up at 9:30 pm when Gelo arrived..
I still finished 2 opps since its expiring.. this is a lesson learned.. never wait for the deadline!! I could have rested a few hourse ago if not for that. Oh it's friday now.. wish everyone ahappy weekend. I need a few more bioflu for tomorrow and im all set for another busy weekend.
( utang muna bloghop ko.. recovering pa eh hehehe)
Thursday, February 21, 2008
So please bear a little more for a few ops and tags from everywhere.. I will be back with some online shopping tips and finds!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
1. What is your favorite color?
Black and White!
2. What colors do you like to decorate with?
neutral shades like brown
3. Is there a color that you absolutely hate?
Neon colors ?
4. Which colors look best on you?
black and white.. and bronze
5. Which colors do you wear most often?
black , white and brown.. but i wanna play with colors this summer
At home with the whole family.
2) What was your status by Valentine’s Day?
hmm .. i am married if you are talking about civil status, LOL
3) Were you in school anytime this year?
4) How did you earn your money?
5) Did you have to go to the hospital?
6) Did you have any encounters with the police?
7) Where did you go on holidays?
At home and with Gelo's family at antipolo
8)What did you purchase that was over $1000?
my online shopping finds
9) Did you know anybody who got married?
my high school friend last year..
10)Did you know anybody who passed away?
Yes, Gelo's dad.
12) Did you move anywhere?
No ..still planning
14) What concerts/shows did you go to?
15) Are you registered to vote?
Yes I am!
16) Who did you want to win Big Brother?
This is such an old tag hahah
17) Where do you live now?
18) Describe your birthday.
Dinner with family
19) What’s one thing you thought you’d never do but did in 2007?
Paid Blogging! And boy! I am rich now hahaha!
20) What has been your favorite moment?
Joaqui's 1st birthday, finally we are complete as a family
21) What’s something you learned about yourself?
I was born to be a mom!
22.) Any new additions to your family?
23) Your best month?
April of last year.. and May for this year
24.) What music will you remember 2007 by?
25) Who has been your best drinking buddy?
i dont drink
26) Made new friends?
A LOT of online friends... mommy bloggers
27) Best NEW friend?
Abie and MM :)
28) Favorite night out?
home waiting for opps hahaha
29) Something you look forward to this year?
More time with the family
30) Where did you start 2008?
Your French Name is:
I was able to grab 8 opps from blogitive today, and my mind is aching already. i am so thankful with this , as I really need opps (as always!) . It's just so timely, because SR is not generous this week. I have a few as compared to previous weeks hehehe. So Blogitve balances everything now.
Our trip to Cebu is getting nearer! I am saving for a Spa experince at Chi , as jacqui told me it's really an experience i should try. I will try to inquire at Shang for the rates, because if (and only IF) i have a budget, then maybe, i can also treat Gelo for a relaxation indulgence! Hahaha! We are massage freaks!! Yeah! After my 2 hours Spa experience at Plantation Bay last year (courtesy of my dear sister ricca) , I was like floating in air.. soft skin.. all relaxed and pampered.. pwede palang mag buhay mayaman! LOL! Joke! I love that experience, that I also booked Gelo for the massage.. and what happened? Ayun! Tulog! Hahaha! So I do hope we can have extra money for Chi at Shang :) Common opps!!! I need you!!! LOL!
Enough of this.. back to work!
Everything are at my shopping cart already , hahaha.. but im not buying yet, my mom would still check the items at stores.
Wanna know the site?? They accept Paypal, hehehe and i already tried ordering 2 weeks ago from them for Joaqui's birthday outfit:).. dumating nman ung item sa house ng family ko.. visit www.allaboardtoys.com .. they have Dora, Diego, Cars, Thomas, Disney Princess, Mickey Mouse.. etc.. Just check it out because.. they have a SALE!!! I do hope ot's still on going:)
You Are a Fortune Cookie
You're a rather normal person, except that you have extraordinary luck in life.
People want to be around you (even when they're a little sick of you), in hopes of being lucky too!
I am laughing out loud.. extra ordinary luck in life ?? ... a little sick of me?? bwahahah! .. i told you the dragon dance here at home drove away all the badluck! hahaha! Really! Go try this one!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Bloggers by the Alphabet
Copy all the links below and replace a single link under the appropriate alphabet. If your domain name, or even the title of your blog, starts with an “A,” you’d replace the link under that alphabet and put the replaced link at the bottom. Also, don’t forget to credit the tagger, or where you got the list from, at the end of the list with a full URL of the post so that a pingback gets generated.
1. A. acowboyswife.com
2. B. bloggingcents.com
3. C. chocmintgirl.blogspot.com
4. D. denz-techtronics.blogspot.com
5. E. edsnanquil.blogspot.com
6. F. forumfinder.net
7. G. gotic-peach.net
8. H. happykeg.com
9. I. ipentimento.com
10. J. jennyandbelle.blogspot.com
11. K. kabalyero.com
12. L. ladylike4.com
13. M. meandmytwoboys.blogspot.com
14. N. notjustmama.net
15. O. originalmx5.net
16. P. paintedlife.com
17. Q. qweddings.com
18. R. rantingsofawoman.blogspot.com
19. S. shirleysdelight.com
20. T. thinking-outloud.com
21. U. utada-online.net
22. V. valmg.com
23. W. wickedbabylon.com
24. X. xaviermedia.com
25. Y. yimto.com
26. Z. zbudapest.com
Replaced link: mmkho.blogspot.com
Previous tagger : MM
You now have to “tag” at least five people and encourage them to participate so that this thing spreads like a virus. Remember, though, that not everyone’s into these kinds of things, so don’t be upset if they don’t participate. Just simply replace your tag. Remember to tag blogs only and no pornographic ones as we do want to keep the integrity as a blogging community.
Now I'm tagging Abie, Jane, Apols, Dorxie, and Jacqui
He loves this!! My mom (as usual) bought this for him and she also have extra pens for use of his cousins when they are here. The Elmo Set includes an image and a car stamper too. Numbers and letters appear on the sides.. even Gelo and I loves it! Joaqui loves to trace his hand , our hand.. he doodles a lot and i can say that this is really so innovative lol , worry free talaga:) now im thinking of getting him the Travel aquadoodle that he can use at the car or whenever we are out, its available at Toys R Us website and at Target too. But since I cant afford to shop, i might ask mommy to buy it for the little boy hehehe.
Your Birthdate: May 10
Independent and dominant, you tend to be the alpha dog in most situations.
You're very confident, and hardly anything ever shakes you.
Mundane tasks tend to drain you - you prefer to be making great plans.
You are quite original. When people don't "get" you, it bothers you a lot.
Your strength: Your ability to gain respect
Your weakness: Caring too much what others think
Your power color: Orange-red
Your power symbol: Letter X
Your power month: October
Thanks Jane :)
Some are quite true:) like it bothers me when people dont get my point hahah.
Monday, February 18, 2008
So I planned on everything for tonight.
* I will watch it at the living room where I can have the nice sounds without bothering someone who's asleep (aka the daddy) , since the DVD that I have doesnt have any subtitle..grrr ( expecting for so much with a pirated ehh ehehe)
* I will watch it though Joaquin is still up. I have no time to wait for him to sleep before I can watch since he sleeps at 12mn to 1am.. So i scheduled myself at 10:30pm
* I will have my favorite Act II Popcorn and a can of Coke Light while watching.. haay sarap buhay...
So before 10:30pm, Joaqui's Aquadoodle was at the floor and a basketball court with a few balls. The playroom invaded the living room as I thought this would be an option to somehow make him stay at the sala as i watch.. A few minutes after, Im holding this big glass bowl of popcorn and a can of Coke Light..weeee excited , so I pressed on the Play Key.. Ayos! Little boy was everywhere! Throwing a few stuff, playing with our telephone, entering the playroom though the lights are off , checking on the dining table, opening kitchen cabinet doors, weighing himself at the scale, peeking at our househelp who was asleep then.. reaching for the bowl of popcorn..
So , if you will ask me, how' s Gossip girl ? I . DONT . KNOW. YET. I dont even know the name of the lead girl.. *sigh* I will just try my luck next time when he's asleep or I really need to ask gelo to look after him while Im watching.
But hey, I finished one popcorn bag by myself! Happiness!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This is the first draft of his invitation made by Howell and Abie.. Gelo and I can't thank you enough! We are still having a few revisions with the fonts and colors. But all else is good as it is. I cropped the details part yet, hehehe. And as early as now, i would also like to thank Kelly and Gats for letting us use some of the wordings from Manu's Cars invite last year.
The pic was taken by Howell at Fun Ranch some 2 weeks ago. Notice the partial opening of Joaqui's mouth? It's because he is doing The Kung FU kids act here, and kept on saying "Yaah!" . His shirt was the one i grabbed from the sale at Zara. It states, Ready, Steady , Go! .. and it's in red hehehe, matches our theme. He was supposed to wear pants, but obviously, he doesnt like , so he appears in shorts :) I should have made him wear his Cars sandals, but I am reserving that for the party day. I also got him a Cars Costume online (the site accepts Paypal , lucky me!).. i will post it when it arrives. I think it's quite big for him yet, so we might have a few alterations.
We also bought a few prizes and party paraphernalias at SM and Toys R us. I am itching to visit Diviland as it is just 3 mins drive from our place (not including parking time at tutuban and traffic). I can ride the jeep, but I might carry with me loads of items, so we need to bring the car. I am not done with the guestlist yet. we are cutting down guests as compared to last year, our venue is not that big.
I am excited. Though I just wish my mom, dad and sister can join us , but sadly, they are not coming. 2 months away from the party, but there' s still one more thing that makes me anticipate the coming days.. our trip to Cebu! Woohoo. Life is great. Im so thankful.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Snagged this from Jane :)
1. Do you believe in celebrating this occasion? Not really.
2. Do you and your husband celebrate Valentine’s? Nope. Everywhere is traffic and crowded, so better stay at home.
3. Is the celebration simple or very extravagant? Very Simple.
4. Does the husband shower you gifts during this day? NO. I actually told him yearsss ago that I am not fond of receiving flowers, nor chocolates. Get me some shoes! (joke!) I am not that mushy I guess. Sorry , but I dont wanna be seen holding a bouquet during V day.
5. Any plans this February 14, 2008? None yet. I'm pissed , remember?
I always feel that Valentine's day is for the "courting stage", coz once you are married, you can celebrate it anytime you want :) And instead of getting flowers (which I can only see and feel, too lucky if you can smell) , better get me something I can use, like shoes? or a nice bag? hahahaha! Joke!
Happy Hearts day everyone!
And IF I have a baby girl, I am getting her these dresses from the Old Navy Sale.. the one with a heart can be paired with a full length black leggings , then the striped one would be a maxi dress LOL. *sigh* i am excited to have a baby girl soon... i admit one reason would be shopping for girl's fashion, but I am really longing to have one. I need someone to help me out with my 2 boys when i get older hahahah... ayan, wala pang baby, im looking for clothes na , OA hahahah! bear with me, it just makes me feel good :)
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
1.Are you in a complicated love situation?
* Nope, im in my happiest now.
2.Do you hate more than 3 people?
* Hate in what level? I think my answer would be yes.. kung sino.. dont bother asking!
3.The last thing you drank?
* Coffee with hershey's syrup , creamer and sugar.. my first time to try
4.Favorite chocolate bar?
5.How many pairs of shoes do you own?
* Don't ASK! Next question please :)
6.Favorite genre of music?
7.Do you like beer?
* nope, im allergic
8.What are your favorite color(s)?
* black and white
9.Is anyone in love with you?
* Hell yeah!!
10.Pepsi or Sprite?
11.How many video games do you own?-
* 2, gamecube and PSP
12.Does look matters?
* a bit :)
13.Are you too forgiving?
* not really, it depends
14.Do you own a gun?
15.What did you do last night?
* blog and watched SATC
17.Are you thinking about somebody right now?
18.Are you happy with your life right now?
* Never better!
19.Do you like your hair?
* Yes, im used to it:
20.Does anyone like you?
* Oo naman,
21.Last thing you read?
* Book? - what to expect the toddler years
22.Are you afraid of the dark?
* OO hahha!
23.Have you ever stripped?
* next question...
24.Can you cook?
* Yeah, i love to cook!
25.Money or Love?
* I need both! (evil laugh here)
26. Do you enjoy scary movies?
* Not really
27.Marriage Or Live In?
* Marriage of course
28.When was the last time you said “i love you” ?
* A whiile ago, to Joaquin
Feel free to Grab :)