I Want More Autobots!!!

29 June 2009

If there is something I didn't like about Transformers 2, that is it lacked Autobots. It was announced ahead that the movie is going to be focused on war between The Decepticons and the Human Race. Wouldn't you think adding a little flavor to our good robot friends would have made the movie more exciting. Robots familiar by name. I mean, its "The Transformers" right? This is also the movie where I concentrated on the robot characters instead of the humans. A job well done for the actors by the way.

Over-all, the movie was great. There's a big bunch to watch out for.

The fight scenes of Optimus Prime are my favorite. It showed qualities of a real leader and a great warrior. He fought Megatron, Starscream and Blackout all in one battle. But of course, a twist was needed in order to make way for more interesting scenes.

Let me introduce you to the Transformers who made the list:

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Originally, we planned to watch on IMAX at the Mall Of Asia. Due to a busy week, we weren't able to make ticket reservations. Second choice was the Globe Platinum (Cinema 10) at the Gateway Mall. When we got there, it was fully booked until the following day. All 9 cinemas at the Gateway mall are showing this robot flick. The line went all the way around coiling from the center. Bought tickets for the last full show.

Franky was very excited. He brought his toy robots, and played along while watching. As for me, I want to watch it again on the big screen, buy the toys and DVD as soon as they release it. Will there be a next Transformers? I don't know, I hope so. Megatron still reigns, Optimus Prime is stronger than ever. Most Autobots and Decepticons survived.

Recovering From A Tooth Extraction

Last saturday, I had an emergency visit to my dentist. I planned my weekend perfectly. I thought a quick prophylaxis and tooth extraction will be good. Everything turned out to be a visit from hell (nothing against my doctor). This one tooth extraction gave me a hard time. The tooth was too hard to be pulled out. I had hunches that the root must be hooked to my gums, exactly what my dad and my sister had.
If something like this is hereditary, most likely, I have it too. My dentist tried her best to pull it out. I had two rounds of anesthesia and my dentist ended up hammering some bone part of my tooth to make room for movement.
I was sitted on that freakin' dentist chair for 3 hours. My dentist was getting exhausted. I gotta give it to her. My dentist's position wasn't easy. I mean, she's trying to put force to pull the tooth out, at the same , she was also making sure I was comfortable enough to handle it.
In the end, she was able to pull the whole thing out. The tooth was really big. As predicted, the root was curve. I felt like I'm a vampire. I have human blood all over my mouth. By the way, that is, a vampire missing a tooth. LOL!
Anyway, I had to take meds to stop the bleeding and some anti- biotic.
The heaviness and pressure brought about by the extraction stayed with me the whole weekend. But inspite of everything, I enjoyed ice cream from Dairy Queen and a late night show of The Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen at the Gateway Mall after. (Movie review in a while).

He Said He is The One

26 June 2009

I was in shock when I found out early this morning about Michael Jackson's death... I was expecting for a comeback if not this year maybe within the next 2 years. Knowing that the come back would be sooner (scheduled for July 13 2009), I was greatly saddened.
There were times when I would think if Michael Jackson would release another album.
Being part of The Michael Jackson generation, I look up to him as an icon, a legend in the music scene. He stood as an inspiration to singers and song writers in order to create music of true value.
If They Say -Why, Why,
Tell 'Em That Is Human Nature
-Human Nature-
He died young but fulfilled.
He made the world a better place through his genius talent...
Im gonna make a change,
For once in my life
Its gonna feel real good,
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right
I'm starting with the Man InThe Mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world
A better place
Take a look at yourself
And make that change!
-Man In The Mirror-
MJ
A few years back, I bought this DVD full of his music videos...Right now, I am fully regretting the fact that I gave it to someone else. A friend from the province wanted to watch something, so we lent it to that friend of ours. I don't know if I will be able to find an original copy at the moment. This DVD kept me company while taking care of my little Franky then. The One is a DVD release of the CBS special that aired in January 2004. Released by Michael Jackson, it has been certified Gold in the US.
Good golly, I shouldn't have given it away.

Sweet Nothings...A New Look

24 June 2009

The new look indicated a new beginning for this site. I can now finally say that I official have a site. This is my first to have a permanent design. And this is the most rewarding thing I received this week. I was worried since Monday because my son is sick with Flu...I did have the time to make some drops but I never posted that much. But no worries it is just an ordinary Flu.
One evening of this week, I went through my blog and decided to ask Ms. Carlota of My Web Blog.Com for a header and a signature. I was just planning for these 2, but she gave me more and something better.
Ms. Carlota is one of the kindest here in the blogosphere. I mean, I was wondering that she might be busy with something more important. But she gave time on this layout. I greatly appreciate it...My big and warmest hug for this kind gesture.

She even gave me a bonus---a new EC button!
Thank you again! Until our next!

Hal Urban's 10 Commandments of Common Sense

17 June 2009

What a great book of inspiration and guidance to a better living. I got in touch with this reading through my dad. I opened to my parents about my life. I'm at the edge of it right now, getting nervous and confused if I will be able to give justice to my role being a Mother and over-all, as a Parent.

Financially, it is driving me nuts. New priorities came and I forgot that sooner or later I had to adjust and make room for more important things. Life now is different, especially with my son going to school. We're used to spending everytime we go out, we dine in a restaurant often, go shopping, go for spa treatment, anything that will satisfy a person both inside and out.  Now, everytime we are tempted to buy something, even if capable, we choose not to and save the money instead.
 
Part of the comfort and advises my parents gave me was to look into this book. It's reality telling me to use it as an opportunity to grow and learn.
All we need is common sense in order to execute things the right way. And if things are done properly and "right", then there's no need to fear on what's in store for us in the future. The pretty part about this reading? it teaches us to go back to the Scriptures as guidance. Faith.

"They're hard to put into practice, but when we do, the rewards are beyond description." As to what the Author, Hal Urban experienced. He hopes that the result will be the same for his readers.

There's more to this, a copy is going to be worth it. It's going to be an everyday Bible full of reminders and words of encouragement as we go through a normal day with trials as part of it.

The 10 Commandments:

Don't be seduced by popular culture. It prevents you from thinking of yourself.
Don't fall in love with money and possessions. It will make you greedy and shallow.
Don't use destructive language. It hurts other as well as yourself.
Don't judge other people. It's better to work on your own faults.
Don't let anger get out of control. It can wreck relationships and ruin lives.
Keep a positive outlook on life. It's the first step towards joy.
Bring out the best in other people. It's better to build up than tear down. Have impeccable integrity. It brings peace of mind and a reputation of honor.
Help those in need. It is really better to give than to receive.
Do everything in love. It's the only way to find true peace and fulfillment.

The Meteor Fever

12 June 2009

Here's the real reason why I seldom blog lately. The Meteor Fever is back! Instead of blogging and making drops, I was on Meteor Garden Marathon during my free time for the past 2 weeks.

When Meteor Garden was first shown last 2002, I didn't internalized the story very well. Thinking, that it was more for the kids than people my age. I did watch a bit. But didn't care that much.
And now, Abs- Cbn once again adapted another show similar to Meteor Garden, called "Boys Over Flowers".
This time, I was able to follow the story. Both Boys Over Flower, and Meteor Garden shown on Abs-Cbn are based on the famous Manga series Hana Yori Dango.

Out of curiosity, I looked up on Youtube episodes of Meteor Garden in order to compare the two adaptations. See difference here
Stars of Meteor Garden
Cast of Boys Over Flower

Though both are based from an original series, they have big differences that made the two enjoyable to watch. Boys Over Flowers is more wholesome. Jandi as the lead actress portrayed a balanced role than Shancai of Meteor Garden. Jandi added entertainment by being funny. Both girls are good actresses. As for the boys, Boys Over Flowers gave a different feel.

Gu Jun Pyo who's the counter part was Daoming Si, was a bit stiff but gave class to the character, as to how a rich boy should be living. On the other hand, Jerry Yan, did a great job acting as a childish- brat (if there's such term), that he turned out to be more charming.

With the role of Lei, played by Vic Zhou in Meteor Garden, he wasn't as conversive and interesting compared to Ji Hoo of Boys Over Flower. But again, both actors were very good in their own way and they stood out.

Over-all, both adaptations are great to watch. With Meteor Garden, it was nice to finally understand the story. "I don't like Ye-Sha!" hehehe!!!

Thank you Youtube!

Food Blog Now Accepting Ads

10 June 2009

Why is that so, if you might ask. Due with this site's PR gone down. I wasn't able to meet my purpose. I decided to post ads because I want to earn extra for myself. I was planning to use my ad money for personal purchases online, without using a credit card.
The expenses I enjoyed was turning My Multiply to Premium, and the first Photobook I made. With my food blog getting a PR of 2, I decided to take advantage of it.
I have this thingy hanging on my list. And it has always been there ( I couldn't make a move to buy it, because I lost ads during the 1st quarter this year. In other words, I failed to meet my expectations. I didn't know that site rankings come and go.
Part of that, I learned a lot of things. I learned to keep track of my blog and became responsible to update it once in a while. I also learned to expand my concepts and approach on making blogs.
I will continue to achieve this goal (buy that thingy of mine, without hurting the family's savings).
It is cheaper to get it online even if you include the shipping fee. Wish me luck.
My food blog will always be the same whether I get ads or not. I also enjoy making ads and share my opinion about their products and stuff. Sometimes, the featured ad is exactly what I need, but I couldn't have it. If not, it ends up as an essential for me.
So either way, I enjoy both scenarios.

Lasting Love

04 June 2009


A woman can always be satisfied with her favorite item given by her husband on their special day. I as one, is contented with a simple card my other half gave me. With all the gifts, flowers, especially gadgets to give away...the simple thought of getting me a card to say what he feels is already grand.
His message was moving, and I plan to keep it to myself...But the card's message was also as meaningful.

"These days when so many people seem to have lost track of what marriage is all about, you two (We) seem happier than ever...and that's beautiful."

Important words he said: "The both of us make it work because of true love..."

We celebrated our anniversary with a bunch of sweetness. He stuffed me with Krispy Kreme's cheesecake collection. New York Cheesecake, Blueberry, Greenapple, Redapple, Cookies and Cream and their Yahoo! donut.

As on my part, when we go out, I plan to buy him a new pair of comfy Loafers. I also cooked Carbonara and prepared Sugarfree Magoes in Cream.

Another memorable anniversary passed. I'm so excited for the surprise the next one will bring.

It's Been 5 Years...

03 June 2009

Marriage was one of my fulfilling dreams. I never thought that I will still be able to meet someone compatible. My past relationships was a whirlwind. It was just everywhere.
Because of that, by the age of 20, I was conditioning myself not to hurry or to accept whatever fate may bring. And I did. I really don't want to put a bracket on what age should I get married. In life, its either you become a wife with a career, a single person with a career, a mother and wife with a career and a housewife. Beyond these, I guess you have different plan for yourself.
I enjoyed my time and finally met the right person. Its best to say, My Ideal Man. He is the key to where and who I am now. I thank God for this blessing. Right there and then, I knew about my life's purpose.
And today, marked our 5th as partners in life. The funny part, we almost forgot about it. No plans brewed. I would usually be planning ahead.
Things are not as always perfect. I had to give way, because my husband needs to work the whole week with the big bosses.
Reality knocked: It is our bread and butter. I truly understand his absence on this special day. I gave him full support as his partner for 5 years. I don't wanna get angry or feel disappointed about something that is adjustable. Like celebrations.
Early this year, I posted about a goal: Learning to detach. Staying away from the usual. I/ We have a simpler life now.
We still have lessons to learn and things to discover. 5 years is too short to tell that were good at it (marriage). It is a journey full of surprises, laughter, love and hardships.

franky, originally uploaded by MomChie.
Our 5th year is in thanksgiving for a new beginning. Another chance for good living. A new goal of providing education, for the fulfilling purpose (Franky) marriage can only bring. It is his time now...

Favorite Blog And Me On Being Original

02 June 2009

Plagiarism, it is a shameful act!
I was a victim of Plagiarism when I started with Blogger late last year. Another blogger who got the very same blog award took my words and idea (how I presented it). I was waiting for a second one from her. I don't want to humiliate the person online (since I'm just new in this domain). She may have a reason. But thank God it didn't happen again. It brought insult on my part. The words are exactly the same.

There are times when we really need to rely on other people's statements and photos (that we don't have), to back up our posts. In this sense, I try to take a lot of pictures (any random, general) in order to create an entry using my own resources. If not, Giving credit to the source is the least we can do. Or link back to them. They'll appreciate it.
Thank you Laine of Laine’s Abode for giving me a chance to share my thoughts on this matter.
May I pass this to every blogger who visits. It is important to help the rest to be aware of this crime.

-Start Copy Here -

What is Plagiarism?

According to Dictionary, Plagiarism is the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one’s own original work.

To all Bloggers who exert effort to create noteworthy entries and who continue to maintain a Blog which is a reflection of who she / he is, ” Good job! ”

To those who have the desire to Blog but are merely scrapping contents from other people‘ s materials, ” Whether you are monetizing your site to help you with your basic needs or to satisfy some of your wants, do it the proper way. Stop making money out of someone else’s work. Otherwise, you are nothing but a common thief! ”
Thank you!

******

Big hugs to Shy of Simple Happy Life and Mommy Jac of Mom’s Special Diary for the Favorite Blog Award.

You have no idea how I love going to your sites too. So I will return this precious award to the both of you. You guys deserve another round. And I will pass this to these amazing sites and finds:


Online Mommy’s Corner
Seiko’s Diary
Make Or Break
Azumi Kawaii Princess’ Story
From This Side
The MAIN Ingredient
Just About Anything
Home Buddies
A Life That Is Less Ordinary
Laine’s Abode

 
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