Archive for 2010

Really Really Busy Offline

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I am really busy offline that if you have noticed, you haven't heard from me that much since the 24th of December. I come and go - back and forth to my hometown and here. I spent Christmas at my hometown with family, of course and then we had some batch meetings that I didn't able to come back here. Then on the 27th was Cheep's birthday. I didn't even able to blog about it for I have no time. Then our alumni homecoming is fast approaching. There are lots of things to do and prepare and being a batch mate, i have to help with the preparation. I really hope you'll understand why I was absent these past few days and I will be absent again in the following days. Forgive me for not giving you all holiday greetings.   

This afternoon, I have to rush back to my hometown again and will be back on the 1st of January, next year. I'll be back in blogging for good then. Happy Holidays to you all!

Sunday Stealing: The Quick 2010 Fandom Meme

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Hello my dear blogger friends, Merry Christmas to you all! I am sorry for greeting you late. I just got back from celebrating our Saviour's birthday with my family. I did enjoy although there was a hint of emptiness in my heart but I would like to talk about my Christmas later or maybe tomorrow. For now, let's get on the stealing part.
Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. Your main fandom of the year: Asian Dramas, Purple (collecting)

2. Your favorite Film this year: Avatar

3. Your favorite Book read this year: The Dark Elf

4. Your favorite Album or Song this year: I Don't Wanna Cry by Mariah Carey (I know it is an old song but I love hearing this song over and over again. I have the song save on my music file.)

5. Your favorite meme site of the year: Sunday Stealing (hubby said he loves reading my answers)

6. Your Fandom that you haven't tried Yet, but want to: none...i am only hooked to watching Asian Dramas and collecting anything purple

7. Your best new Fandom Discovery of the Year: Asian Dramas

8. Your biggest Fandom Disappointment of the Year: none

9. Your TV Boyfriend of the year: Coco Martin

10. Your TV Girlfriend of the year: Angelica Panganiban

11. Your most Missed Old Fandom: none

12. Your Biggest Anticipations of the New Year: hubby's gift

13. Your favorite post (of yours) of the year: a post about my birthday and the gifts I received

14.Your favorite new blog (to you) of the year: Unmasked Thoughts

15.Your favorite new website of the year:

16. Your favorite news story of the year: Autumns Concerto - First Stop Happiness

17. Your favorite actor of the year: Coco Martin

18. Your favorite drama TV show of the year: Autumns Concerto

19. Your favorite comedy TV Show this year: Banana Split

20. Your favorite cartoon of the year: Hello Kitty (as always)

OV Christmas Party and My Birthday

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I've been used to not celebrating my birthday in an extravagant way for we didn't have the luxury. A simple church visit, candle lighting and thanks giving was enough. Then after that, we will share a bowl of chicken soup at home. If lucky, mom would cook me a platter of pansit bihon for a long life and buy me a round of chiffon cake. These foods were enough to make me smile with overwhelming happiness but these days, people expect more as they are looking at me with a dollar sign on the forehead. I am not saying I am giving in to their expectation, I just don't know how to say no, yet, especially to those I think big and respectable people.  

Another roast pig for this year's contribution to OV Christmas Party from the Wilks family. 

For two consecutive years I spent my birthday here in Orchid Villas with my co-homeowners. Just like last year, we again agreed on celebrating our Christmas party on my birthday and the ex-OV President's birthday. Our co-homeowners here are now used to have us contribute a roast pig for it's what we contributed last year on our Christmas party, which was also my birthday. I think it is a wise idea to celebrate my birthday that way for I celebrate it with a lot of people including my family. Plus, there were other foods served too contributed by other home owners.  Although I didn't spend my birthday with hubby this year I know he is happy for me knowing I had fun, at least, on my birthday. 
This year, for the first time in Orchid Villas Christmas party history, we had a live band serenading us, the birthday celebrants, a birthday song. The band as well sung for all of us while having our dinner and while chilling out over some bottles of SMB's. The band was sponsored by San Miguel Corporation. Luckily, this happened because the manager of San Miguel is our neighbor. I had fun but was not extremely happy for there was this most special person missing that day, which is my husband. He would really enjoyed this year's Christmas party if he was here. 
Another high light of that birthday was my brother's girlfriend. He officially introduced her to me. She is just a very simple and shy lady. And oh so young and naive at 15. So, since she is that young, her father accompanied her here with her little brother. I could see how my brother loves this girl she is just from a simple family. The whole family already accepted her because my brother changed for the better because of her. For that, we are thankful. We just hope they'll not be too tempted to enter the most serious and problematic life, an early marriage. 
Here is my mother munching on the roast pig leftovers. Mom came late around 9pm. My papa didn't able to come due to his feet condition again. My sister Cheem didn't able to come too for she was not answering our calls. I am just glad Cheep made it with a gift. Such a sweet sister, she is. Although there are special people missing on my birthday, I am still thankful that I am able to celebrate it even not the way I wanted to. I am still thankful I pass this age. I hope God will continue gracing my life with a lot of years so I'll  be able to continue receiving the happiness of my family and loved-ones love and continue giving my love back to them.

Hubby's Birthday Greetings To Me

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I thought he forgets about my birthday. Two days ago we had a fight. We didn't able to talk good. Yesterday, we didn't even send email to each other at all. I didn't sleep good last night thinking he must really be mad at me not to even send me a "hi". I was anxiously waiting for his greetings today when i got up. I am just glad that today at 12 noon he sent his personal greetings to me. He also sent me greetings through 123 greeting e-card

I am just so overwhelmed with happiness right now that here, I allow you read hubby's heart out.

Thank you so much my hunk for not forgetting about my birthday. Although it crossed my mind that you did forget but here you proved me wrong. You just proved how true you are and how deep your love is. You and your messages indeed lightened my heavy heart and brightened my stormy face. You're always my happiness capsule and heart pain reliever, always. I want to let you know that you are always in my heart and mind everyday. I love you always and forever, nothing can change that! 

A Parcel Outside My Door

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Knock...knock... Who's there? Parcel.....

Yep, my parcel arrived. No, the parcel didn't walk all the way to my door from its origin, an AIR21 delivery man delivered it. I was so excited and happy about it. The parcel made me smile after my long negotiation with water district people regarding my water bill. Inside the parcel are my winning from Pink Magaline Christmas Giveaway. Photos of my prizes will be posted in The Thee Chies later but for a sneek peek here is a photo of me wearing some of my winnings:
Thank you so much Miss Pink for these early Christmas presents. I hope you won't mind the mess in my little office and the wall color. It's been 3 days since I cleaned my wall.

Thoughtful Holiday Gift Ideas at Pier 1

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Christmas is fast approaching. Have you already completed your list of holiday gifts? What are you planning to wrap for your family? Some, for sure, have completed their list of holiday gifts already and are busy rushing to any department stores right now to buy everything on the list. This is one thing I haven’t done for I can’t figure out what to buy for my loved-ones yet. I am more concerned on buying gifts for my family. Gifts for them should be something meaningful and useful.

While thinking on what to buy for my dear family and loved-ones, I came across Pier 1. Pier 1 has everything you need when it comes to gifts for everyone especially this Yuletide season. It has awesome lists of holiday gifts such as toys, accessories and home decors at very affordable prices. If you are troubled on what to get as gifts for your family and friends, Pier 1 will help you decide as it has impressive gift ideas you can prefer. I checked on their thoughtful gift ideas and it really helped me a lot to finalize my list. I am pointing at Picasso serving pieces for mom. I am sure she'll like it since she cares a lot about home decors and stuffs.
If someone will buy a gift for me, my gift idea for mom is a clue. I wish to receive any home decors this Christmas too. This Picasso serving pieces is just one of the many. There are a lot more you can choose at Pier with prices too light in the pocket. Pier 1 can surely make your holiday gift shopping easy and comfortable on the budget. Check it out now!

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Monday Mayhem:The return of Lola's Holiday Meme

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Advance Merry Christmas everyone. May your Christmas this year be merrier than last year. Here's my responses to today's Mayhem prompts.
1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show? I forgot already.

2. What holiday character do you think you're most like? Santa Claus. I like giving even though I am left with nothing. It's my sickness. 

3. What holiday character does your spouse think you're most like? A hermit with Santa's hot. 

4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song? I have a new favorite holiday song. It is a song by Jose Mari Chan titled Perfect Christmas 

5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song? Any songs by the chipmunks. They are cute but not when singing Christmas songs. Christmas songs are songs one should not make fun with. 

6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it? From Sept. 1 - that's the start of Christmas here in the Philippines. No kidding. As early as Sept. 1 you can hear Christmas carols on  radio stations. 

7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it? I would definitely love it.

8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas/holiday present? Come can tell! Never done it before but now I dare myself. I think  I can't.

9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer's father? It is Donner, right?

10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people's holiday decorations? No. It is not a nice idea to drag other people along during my nosy business. I can simply do it alone without being obviously nosy. 

11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, 'oh that's lovely'? Or do you think, 'oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn'? I would say it is lovely and appreciate their effort. It takes a lot of time and effort to do it.

12. Are you counting the days to Christmas/Holidays with excited anticipation or dread? With excitement whether we'll have something to munch on the Christmas Eve or non.

13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap? Never seated on Santa's lap.

14. Do you make a Christmas/Holiday list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you? the latter. 

15. When do you put up your tree and/or menorah/and or anything else? just last week I put up my Christmas tree but I forgot to talk about it here in my blog

16. If tree- Real or fake? fake...plastic

17. When do you take your tree/decorations down? midst of January - it's when Christmas ends here

18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for? if I have the budget...i usually go for toys or anything for my godchildren

19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend? None..not working.

20. Do you have your New Year's Eve Plans set yet? not yet.

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Sunday Stealing: The Ninja Meme, Part Two

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Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Whose responses to Stealing do you want to read the most? mine hahahahha (what?)

27. What color shirt are you wearing? wearing hubby's gray tank top

28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? whatever as long as my feet likes the feel of it. (I rub my feet on sheets or on pillows for me to sleep)

29. Can you whistle? yes

30. Favorite colors(s)? right now - purple (i don't know for how long), all time favorite - blue, pink, brown, black

31. Could you be a pirate? I can sometimes - watch pirated movies sometimes. It's just that sometimes you have no choice but get a pirated copy.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? Beautiful by Christina Aguilera (I am beautiful, no matter what they say)

33. Favorite girls name? my name Rechie Ruth

34. Favorite boy’s name? my husband's Gary Dale

35. What’s in your pocket right now? my underwear has no picket, sorry

36. Last thing that made you laugh? can't remember

37. Best bed sheets as a child? already a rug now so not worth remembering

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had? dog's bite but the anti rabies injection hurt worst than the bite though

39. Do you love where you live? i have no choice for now

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? How many HDTVs? I have two TVs no HDs

41. Who is your loudest friend? Jeziel, she starts gossips that sometimes she gets into my bones but I love her because she's fun to be with.

42. How many dogs do you have? 1

43. Does anyone have a crush on you? as if I care if there are any

44. What are the most fun things you ever did? Everything I do with my sisters like crafting, wrapping gifts, playing board games and cards, or simply hanging around talking is fun.

45. What are your favorite books? Purple Driven Life - I am reading it for me to be guided

47. Favorite Team? SEKC Batch 2003 - please consider it a team

48. What songs do you want played at your funeral? I love my bitch

49. What were you doing at 12 AM? snoring, maybe

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? money!!!


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I deserve a Nokia C7 this Christmas!

I’ve been ranting about my problem with my current phone. It’s an N95 phone, a member of a Nokia family. My husband got me that phone after I lost my old one on our wedding day. I had that phone since 2008 and I can no longer use that phone now for calling. When that phone is used for calling, the person on the other line cannot hear my voice. I dropped it many times and even broke its LCD. I had it repaired many times too but after a week or two it gets back to its problem again. Knowing this really frustrates me because calling my loved ones especially during emergency is very important to me. Although I have a cheaper back up phone for calling, I still hope to own only one phone, which I can use for texting, calling, and browsing the Internet.

Now with the new Nokia C7, I can do everything that I mentioned and oh, a lot more! How I wish to own a Nokia C7! This would be a perfect birthday gift/Christmas gift for me. I like almost everything about this phone; such a sleek design of polished stainless steel and glass made into a slim touch-screen smart phone. This phone features everything I need such as the touch gestures – the pinch, flick and tap, 8 mega pixel camera to capture high quality photos and high definition videos, integrated social networks that keeps me close to my friends online wherever I go, applications and themes I can try out for free or buy at OVI store, maps with free GPS navigation, Web TV, built-in FM transmitter and the one I like best, the Nokia Mini Speaker MD-9 to listen loud and powerful music. This phone is just so cool!

I truly deserve this phone since my old Nokia phone, old as it is, already in need of replacement because some features are already malfunctioning.

I'll Face The Kitchen On Christmas Day

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This Christmas, there’ll be a lot of cooking and then a lot of eating afterwards. This year, my mother will contribute her twenty or thirty kilos pig, which she just bought and had taken care of for almost four months. She is going to have it roasted for our little family of six to enjoy the Christmas Eve. That would surely be enough or actually too much for us. So, we might invite some relatives to spend Christmas with us if they please. I do hope we’ll receive no gate crashers though because in our little hometown, once it is known you prepare a roasted pig, your gate will surely be crashed. .
My share for this year’s Christmas Day/Eve would be some side dishes and desserts. It means I’ll be the one who will face the cooking equipments. Just like last year, my sisters will help me with the preparation of desserts and other dishes so I have no problem with cooking. As to the cooking equipments, mom bought new saucepans early as September for the cooking. Isn’t she alert? Mom had already planned our Christmas. She made sure she gets herself out of the kitchen for she had enough. I am looking forward for our sumptuous Christmas dinner. I feel sad already though just thinking about the Christmas Eve without my husband. It will be my first Christmas Day/Eve as a married woman who spends Christmas away from her husband. I hope I can still manage to enjoy the Christmas day.

Food Trip Friday No. 7

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I craved today for something sour yet spicy hot so I thought of sharing you the photos below of Pork Sinigang, my style.
I can't remember when these photos were taken but I know it's been quite a while now. Maybe before hubby left. I just kept these photos for Food Trip but I kept forgetting about these photos.
I was the one who cooked this Pork Sinigang for myself only because hubby doesn't like sour soup. He doesn't like vinegar so knowing Sinigang is sour, he thinks Sinigang has vinegar. Anyway, I might cook chicken Sinigang tonight because we are out of pork. I feel hungry now so I will not make this post longer. I need to cook first and fill my stomach. 

Boggle Me Thursday 16

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I know I am late for the Boggle game but I cannot resist  the board. I ended up playing it. Look at it and you'll understand why.

I didn't able to play on time yesterday because i was pretty occupied. Yesterday afternoon, I ran around the city looking for purple t-shirts for our batch reunion this 30th of December. I ended up buying white t-shirt, I hope my batch mates will not be upset of having t-shirt instead of purple. So I got home around 5 in the afternoon and what a bad luck, there was a brownout. The power went back on around 11 in the evening. It sucks!

So here are the words I found. I know there are some more but it is for you to find out:

trip tip rip pit lit pal pals pail pails ail sail slap slit lair lip lips sap pair air pie lie line pin pen pine leap lean Yen bit bile bine nip tie trial trials peal pan sane lane pile Nile pain slain

My Nurse Friends Here and Abroad

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Many in my circle of friends, men or women, graduated a nursing course. It seemed like a nursing course was the hottest trend in college education back in 2003 after we graduated high school. It was an in demand job here in our country and abroad and even until now. Most of them are registered nurses now to the happiness of the parents and to self satisfaction of their chosen field. Happiness was all I see on their faces when they’re wearing their nursing uniforms while extending their arms to help sick people.

Some of them stayed here offering their service in our country and some went for higher dough by working overseas. So far, I have three friends that I know of offering their care abroad. Although they are far, I can still communicate with them through the Internet. Just yesterday I talked to one of them who asked if I know a site where she can buy scrub uniforms online. I referred an online store where she can find awesome nursing uniforms for sale. She was thankful that she was able to talk to me yesterday for she started liking the idea of shopping online rather than going out somewhere to find scrubs.

TCP: Bad Santa

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It is time so share a movie again. Today's theme is Santa Movies. The first movie that I thought of was the movie I randomly watched a year or two years ago at my friend's house. Although I didn't able to watch the movie from the start, some scenes are still vivid in my head and that movie was the "Bad Santa".

Bad Santa is a 2003 comedy film starring Billy Bob Thornton, who, obviously portrayed the role of a bad, real bad Santa who robbed department stores right on the Christmas eve together with his little helper played by the ever cute Tony Cox. But along the way, they meet a boy who taught them what Christmas really is. This movie is really nice for there are lessons to be learned but this is not quite advisable for kids to watch though because of its sexual contents and foul words. But I am telling you, you can have some good laugh with this movie. 

Go Green With Eco Friendly Bags

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Shopping bags can also be trendy and environmental friendly at the same time. Most of you must know for sure how the use of plastic shopping bags is prohibited nowadays due its harm to our environment. Well now, you can shop with style while, at the same time, help preserve a green environment with Xoopii’s fashionable, eco friendly reusable bags and totes.

The Ninja Meme: Part One

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Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. What do you add to your coffee? one cream and half sugar
2. What are you reading now? ahmm..the question 
3. Do you own a gun? no but I want one
4. Are you registered to vote? yes yes yes!
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? not unless I see a needle
6. What do you think of hot dogs? food and can fill my school...a bit
7. Favorite Christmas Song? to date, A Perfect Christmas by Jose Mari Chan
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? coffee to wake my senses up
9. Can you do push ups? yes a lot...when I was younger and more fit. for now I can do 5
10. What was the name of your first boyfriend/girlfriend? my first serious man that I can call a serious bf was my husband 
11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelery? wedding ring
12. Favorite hobby? blogging....or is blogging a hobby?
13. Do you work with people who idolize you? no, i work alone
14. Do you have ADD? do you?
15. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself? smelling my finger after picking my nose
16. What’s your Middle name? it's Lopez now
17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.  (1)go downstairs, (2)make my "poo" tea and then (3)drink it. 
18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday. none none none (i stayed home all day, as usual)
19. Name 3 beverages you regularly drink. coffee, water, tea
20. Current worry right now? i will not tell
21. What side do you dress to? do i really have to answer this ?
22. Favorite place to be? on my computer chair in front my computer
23. How did you bring in the New Year? by messing up my new year's resolution 
24. Where would you like to go? Chicago, second floor
25. Name three people who will see today. see what? see me or i'll see? only my sister can see me today coz she's the only one who's with me and I didn't go out today and not planning on going out tonight either

Presents From My Brother

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This is just a quick post about my brother who just arrived today at 12:00 noon from Cebu from their education tour. I am glad he got home safe and with a lot of pasalubong for us. I only gave him enough allowance for the trip so I didn't expect him buying anything for us. I am glad he used his money very well to be able to buy pasalubong. 

That's a box of Sugbu Otap right there. Chizka and I are munching some of it right now. I don't like Piaya and dried mangoes that much so he added those to mom's share. Of course mama got her share of pasalubong too...and his girlfriend. He also got Kalamay from Tagbilaran when their ship stopped over. I am drooling now for Kalamay sandwich but I can wait until tomorrow to pair it with coffee. 

He also got some blings for his sisters. I am lovin' the guitar key chains. He knows we love music, eh? It's sad  he didn't get something for him but he said letting him join their educational tour in Cebu was already a big thing for him because he learned how it was like to be a ship captain. His experience while there is more than a present, he said. 

Food Trip Friday No. 6

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Advance Merry Christmas everyone! Wohoo! I feel the spirit of Christmas already at Food Trip just by the sight of this lovely Christmas badge. 

Now for my my share. Hmnn..I've been craving for pizza since last week. No, not the overload at Greenwich but the American Hot Pizza at Circus Cafe. It's been a long while since I last tasted pizzas at Circus, particularly the American Hot. The sad thing though is there is no longer Circus Cafe here in city. The owners, who happened to be mine and my husband's friends decided to gave the business up 2 years ago. 

For now, I can do nothing but stare at this photo, which was stocked in my file for a very long time now until I get full. There is one Circus cafe left operated by new owners but it is located about 20-40 minutes ride. I rather stay home. I still like the taste of the original American Hot Pizza from Circus Cafe that was under our friends' management. 

Friday Free Linky at Georyl, Add Yours!

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A Stolen Shot I've Just Found Out

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... a month ago.

I wrote in some of my previous posts that never will I pose for the camera with my glasses on. I despise these additional eyes of mine but I am left to be blamed of having imperfect eyes. Whose fault is it anyway? Mine. 

I used to read comics, entertainment page on magazines and most of all, pocket  novels, English or Filipino, back when I was younger (and even until now). Either I read under dim lights, sometimes using only candles when there is no power, or I read while laying down on bed. What a lazy butt! No kidding! I even tried smoking while lying down on bed. You can ask my other half to confirm it if he hasn't forgotten about it yet. But really, these ways of reading I mentioned can damage your eyesight indeed. My mother never failed to remind me about it but I never listened and here I am ranting about my ill-feeling towards my additional eyes failing to acknowledge its importance to me.  

Anyway, I've just found out I got a photo of myself with my glasses on. I suspected my sisters for playing this prank on me. They know I don't face the camera if I don't feel good of myself.  Honestly though, I kind of like this stolen shot for I looked like a teacher busy typing my lesson plan if not like a nerd busy doing assignments. Well, you be the judge.

PS: I used this picture as profile photo of Chuchie's Hideaway Facebook Fan Page. If you like this blog, please visit this blog's fan page on Facebook and be a fan. Thank you.  

Make Your Christmas Steamy Hot

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To the wives who are to be celebrating Christmas with their husband are in full advantage of creating a steamy hot temperature this Christmas with the help of Christmas lingerie. Christmas, usually a time for a cool and rainy weather so why not heat it up by putting on your sexy Christmas lingerie on the Christmas Eve after the family midnight dinner? You’ll surely heat up your husband’s temperature too.
If I am to play this fun trick to hubby, I would choose to wear a simple Halter Baby Doll and Thong, which you can see on the picture above. I have a thing for halter dresses and blouses because halters can freely reveal my boastful cakes. This halter lingerie is just perfect, the color and everything including that satin bow shaped eye mask, which matches the satin ribbon trim on the dress.

Yahoo! Chat While Listening Music

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Hubby and I just had an awesome conversation earlier on Yahoo! Messenger while listening to a You Tube music, A Perfect Christmas by Jose Mari Chan. This music made me teary-eyed last night while listening to it. The message is very touching. The lyrics fits right to our current situation - the hope to spend Christmas together since this is the first Christmas when we apart from each other as a married couple. I never thought it is this hard and it's not even Christmas Day yet.

So today, while chatting with hubby, I shared this music as my Christmas message for him. We listened it together using Yahoo! Zync video sharing. It was the first time I tried watching a video together on Yahoo! and I found it cool. When I clicked on "pause", it paused on his instant message box too. It was a video sharing indeed. 

If you want to try (those who haven't tried yet) simply copy the link of a video from you tube then paste it in your instant message box and then send it. So the video is now on the YM box. Below the video there'll be a box with a message "Watch it with me", click on it to send the request to the person you are chatting with. Once the request is accepted, you can then watch the video together. It was fun!

Tuesday Couch Potato: RV

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This is my first participation in a meme about movies called Tuesday Couch Potatoes. I am not quite a couch potato. I only watch movies that can awaken my interest. When I get interested in a movie I won’t stop finding ways to be able to watch it. Few of the ways are asking hubby to get me the movie and/or I go online to see if somebody uploaded the full movie.

Today, I decided to join this meme to share the movies I’ve watched. We have a wide collection of movies on our DVD rack so why not share my say on some of those that I found interesting? Today, the theme is Family Adventure Movies. My share is RV or released as Runaway Vacation in 2006 starring Robin Williams who portrayed the role of an overworked husband and father trying to keep the family and his work together. There are some hilarious family comedy scenes so this movie is best to watch with the whole family.

Bob Munro (Robin Williams) promises his family to spend their vacation in Hawaii but unluckily, there is a conflict at work on that day of their much anticipated vacation. He has to attend a meeting in Colorado or he loses his job. Desperate with the ill-fated situation of losing his job and disappointing his family, he thought of an alternate plan and that is renting an RV and dragged his reluctant family to a road trip to the rookies with a promise to bond together during their quality time and a thought of escaping to attend his meeting. He is torn between his job and his quality time with his family. How did he do it? Watch the movie!

Try Online Dating With a Twist, Try Virtual!

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My husband and I are products of online dating, a successful online dating to be exact. I can say we are one of the many who successfully found our match through online dating. My experience of searching the man I’ve been looking for through dating sites was fun and exciting. From the part of getting-to-know each other to the meet-up was an exhilarating experience for me. Before both parties decide to finally meet, both already feel the connection, the closeness and most of all, the love towards each other. It was not impossible to fall in love online because you still feel the sweet gestures through words written on a message box. I fell in love so I decided to agree with the meet-up and here we are happily married for almost three years.

Day by day, more dating sites are created to help bridge the destined hearts. And day by day, these dating sites create twists and ideas to attract people and receive a growing number of members who are longing to find their other half. There is a new twist in online dating brought by Smingle that came up recently where members can do virtual dating, the future of online dating. I signed up the site myself to check what it can offer to all the singles out there. I signed up for a basic “just looking” membership.
Virtual dating in Smingle promises excitement and safety online dating using only 3D avatars to represent you. You can customize and dress up the look of your avatar as close to your physical appearance and there it is ready to mingle with other avatars. While going on a date at Smingle, you can choose a romantic ambiance for your romantic date. Your can do whatever you want to your avatar, you can make it smile and flirt with only a single click on the buttons.

Dating sites can really be of help to singles who are destined to finding their love online for it makes the search easier. And with a twist of virtual dating, searching for the love of your life is now made fun and exciting especially when both parties decide to meet and see each other behind those avatars. According to a Harvard study (2006), “Virtual Dates cause individuals to develop greater affinity toward one another when they actually meet.”

So to all singles out there, I encourage you to sign up at Smingle now. You’ll really enjoy the virtual dating. When you sign up now and upload a picture to your profile, you can have 3 months free membership. Have fun mingling at Smingle!

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Blooming Orhids In Our Garden

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I am so happy with how our Orchids bloom in our little garden. If hubby's here, he would really be happy by just the beautiful sight of our flowers. But since he is far, he could only see the photos of it. I hope he'll pass this blog today to see the beauties from our garden. Here you go baby.
The rainy days seemed very useful during my lazy days and nights of watering.Carrying a bucket full of water is quite a heavy job for a little woman like me. So, thank you rainy days.
I can't tell you the exact names of the flower since each color and type has its own particular name. All I know is that these are called Orchids  in general and that these are used as corsage during graduation and any other special occasions.
I took this pictures one rainy night. An umbrella on my other hand and my camera phone on the other. If you've read my photo blog (which I planned to taking down for good), you should have known how I love evening shots.
These are the Orchids on our little garden located next to our garage. There are more Orchids in full blooms at our terrace but I didn't take pictures of them for I usually pick those to place on our flower vases...and we have four. 

Monday Mayhem: The Holiday Reader Poll

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1. Do you RSVP to all of your invites over the holidays? No.

2. What's your best excuse for not attending a holiday function? Either I don't feel good physically or I don't feel like socializing with the other visitors.

3. Have you ever had 'a little too much' of anything in front of your boss at a holiday celebration or done anything else that may come back at you to haunt you in the future ? No. I am the time that would stay away from the crowd and eat silently and then leave. 

4. How many cards do you send via 'snail mail' (regular mail)? None. Thanks to email and ecard.

5. How many cards do you send via email? Many.

6.What is your exercise routine during the holiday season? Sit-ups to get rid of the belly fats. This holiday means there is a lot of eating to do.

7. What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season? The aftermath of midnight family dinner. There'll be a lot of cleaning to do including washing the dishes.

8. Tell us what is your regifting policy? I don't have any.

9. Ever been the recipient of a re-gift? I never experienced re-gifting.

10. What is your basic 'fat outfit' to wear after you have been sampling too much of the holiday festivities? big shirts or loose blouses 

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Right Hair Care For Your Damaged Hair

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Every part of our body needs care, even our crowning glory. Many that I know of have hair problems such as hair fall, itchy scalp, and dry and damaged hair. These few of hair problems happen to both men and women. It means not only women should fear these hair problems but also men. I personally suffer some of these hair problems that are only making me feel perturbed. Therefore we must take extra care and use the right hair care. I heard about Alcina, a brand of hair care that gives utmost hair and scalp protection against negative influences and at the same time keeps your hair healthy and maintains its beautiful glow. You might want to try it!

Sunday Stealing: The Dwight Twilley Meme

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Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? A book entitled Valentine Child.

2. The fictional character most like you? Hmnnn..Electra

3. The greatest album, ever? My wedding photo album. What? 

4. Star Trek or Star Wars? Why?I like Star Wars, the drama in particular. I haven't watched Star Trek yet but I will be.

5. Your ideal brain food? Salmon

6. Everyone is proud of a certain accomplishment, which one for you?? accomplishment being a blogger...i do earn, a few.

7. You want to be remembered for ...? being a good person

8. Let's talk about recording artists. Who do you find the most inspirational? Mariah Carey

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature? paintings in an exhibit

10. Your hidden talents . . .? singing I guess. it was hubby who found that out

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed? for now, "don't smoke"

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed? stole? lol! as if thieves are going to jot that best stolen thing down. anyway, the best thing I ever thought so far are my pairs of Gibi shoes

13. What is the most comfortable clothes that you wear? hubby's t-shirt

14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be? tskk...can I just call my family over and have sumptuous dinner with them?

15. Time travel: where, when and why? to where hubby is at, tomorrow, I can fly there instantly coz i am a witch with broomsticks

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac? Spa pls

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .? fruits

18. Environment of choice: city or country, and where on the map? my native land

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country? quit showing your girls to the public

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now? i am working on this meme to finish it early for I am starving. i want to eat breakfast today. Jezz, I can't resist fried fish.

Food Trip Friday No. 5

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It's time for my blog's sumptuous dinner. This is just a right time to post something delicious since today is Food Trip Friday. What do you have on your table? Most of you, I am sure, prepared something delicious for your dinner on your dining table too but please do join me and have some pieces of these breaded fried chicken. I am afraid I can't finish all these by myself for I am on a diet. Well, honestly, I am on a diet when there is no more food left on the table. Lol! TGIF everyone!

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Putting Up Hello Kitty On My FB Profile

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I just noticed today the campaign that was posted on Facebook:

Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until monday there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories. This is to STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.
To show my support for the campaign, I put up a Hello Kitty photo on my profile.

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I was a fan of Hello Kitty. I used to collect cheap hello kitty stuffs when I was young since cheap stuffs were all that I could afford. To name the few that I've collected were memo pads, ball pens, pencil cases, notebooks, stationaries, key chains, fancy cards and stickers.

Back to the campaign, putting a cartoon as our profile picture on Facebook is the least that we can do to support the campaign to stop violence against children. The deadline of putting up a cartoon to replace your profile picture on Facebook is until the 6th of December, Monday. By Monday, there should be no human faces. So, I am encouraging everyone to do what is asked to show your support. This task in not too much to ask and is very easy to do. 

CC: Our Wish Lists

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Christmas is fast approaching, this means my birthday is also near. My mom, when I was little used to prepare foods to celebrate my birthday. But now that I’ve grown up, I rather celebrate it on Christmas day. That way, I can save some peso signs in celebrating two occasions in one plush preparation. Same goes with my wish list: one wish list for my birthday and Christmas. My godparents are lucky for they are saving a lot on my gifts, aren’t they?

Mentioning about wish list, for sure many of you have already listed down the things you wish to have on Christmas Day or you wish to be the content of your Christmas gifts. If you have, better share it with us at Couple’s Corner because that is our topic today.

What’s in my wish list? I don’t have much in the list. I only have here few things, important things.

  1.  Shoes; a Gibi to be specific. Oh really the top in the list? I love shoes most especially the beautiful ones for beautiful shoes take you to beautiful places. Hmn, where did I snatch that line from? Oh from Boys Over Flowers (a Korean Drama)!
  2. A new mobile phone. I really need a new phone not because mine is way too obsolete compared to those models displayed on the shelves but because mine is malfunctioning. I cannot use it to call anymore. I can’t blame it. Being under my careless care, I really can’t blame my phone for malfunctioning. Although I have a spare phone, a cheaper one, I do hope not to clutter my purse with phones. Here is the harsh part – I accept any of the two: BB or Ip. Wink baby!
  3. New specs for my higher grade. I need new specs. I am not talking about upgrading my eyeglass’ lens but getting a whole new eyeglasses. Using the same old eyeglasses for 3 years is no longer exciting.
See? I don’t have much in my list. Since these are wishes, I already set myself ready in case I’ll receive none of those that are listed above. Whatever Santa will drop in my sock on Christmas Eve will be warmly appreciated. The most important is Christ celebrating His birthday with us.

I haven’t asked hubby the contents of his wish list yet so I will update this post tomorrow after we talk. I’m sure he has some wishes too.
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