Amazing Droppers For February

Toy Hunt---Toys with Letters

27 February 2009

Saturday Toy Hunt theme: Toys with Letters. This is the second that I will be featuring my son'd V-tech Laptop. The first one was for Toys Received on Christmas Day :D This laptop was our gift for him. Everytime we visit a toy store, he'd always go to the Vtech area. Maybe he sees us everytime were using our laptops, and it made him curious.
This laptop has a built-in piano. It also serves as an interactive musical piece.

Lastly, this Alphabet Puzzle set. It's also interactive. I mix the puzzle and I let my son find the corresponding object for the letter.

What toys do you have that has letters? We want to know :D

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Mommy Moments---Bonding Time!

26 February 2009

mommy moments

This is now my favorite meme. I can't wait for each week's theme. Maybe because I can't also wait to read the stories of my fellow moms, and share some good reactions and happy thoughts with them. Motherhood should be embraced and cherished. Kudos to you Chris! for making this possible in the blogosphere.
Mommy Moment theme for this week (friday) is all about our bonding time with our litte ones. I consider every minute of being withmy son as a bonding moment. Same with my husband, being together is a bonding moment for the family.

Christmas 2007

Summer 2008
January 2009 Farm in Laguna
I chose these photos because, these were the moments when he initiated to be sweet or to make 'lambing' to me. That's where all the hugs and smiles came from.
If he had his moments with his Momma. Definitely he had great ones with Poppa too.

I love taking pictures of my boys. They complete me. I know that they will always be there for me. We will always be there for each other.
And I can't wait for the next treasured bonding moment. I heard we're going out of town this weekend :D
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Treinta---part1

25 February 2009

30 is the most talked about age. For some, 30 means their getting old, aging as if tomorrow will never come. And others think that reaching 30 is fabulous.
I just turned Treinta (30) 3 months ago. And it was one of my happiest birthdays ever. What made it the happiest? Well, a great surprise did. I was gifted by a dream to own a DSLR.
The reasons why I made it so special are the following:

* As for an ordinary person like me, it would be a ga-ga thing to splurge on something that is mostly for professional use.
* My reason of improving our photos clearly, didn't support why I need to have one.
* In the present economic crisis, it is really not applicable to buy something that is not of priority.
But he bought me one. I have it now and I'm enjoying every moment with it.
A good friend from highschool tagged me with a one of a kind Q&A. Thanks ISA for this tag. It gave me another chance to share some more of these thoughts I have in my head.
This post was from a survey Isa answered. It's entitled "30 Things A Woman Should Have and Should Know By The Time She's 30".
According to the author, by the time I'm three decades old, I should have:
1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come.
Nobody. I already have my husband.
2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
For sure. My husband and I are very concious on taking care of our stuff.
3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
A good pair of well-fitted pants (not jeans), a plain long-sleeves with the top part unbuttoned a bit. The hair and make-up will cover for the rest. By the way, I prefer mentioning pants than slacks.
4. A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you're not ashamed to be seen carrying.
I will never be ashamed to carry anything that will keep me protected and at ease.
Especially, if its for family's sake.
5. A youth you're content to move beyond.
I am happy that I have experienced a normal childhood/teenage life. And I am still enjoying it with my sisters around. I see myself in them, I give them advises, I'd go shopping with them, we hangout in Starbucks (like any other highschool kid, who thinks it is a "cool" thing).
6. A past juicy enough that you're looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
Juicy in a way that my husband and I see ourselves in some of the young couples. That proves, that we've moved on to a different level in life. And we appreciate seeing something we once enjoyed and experienced.
7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age - and some money set aside to help fund it.
I'm there, I'm very aware of it. And being a SAHM makes it a bit complicated. Right now, I am merging with my mom to form a business. I still want to hold onto something that will secure our future. On my part, that is.
8. An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account - all of which nobody has access to but you.
I made sure that my husband has access to all of my emails. Bank---my own. Voicemail---nope! I don't rely on it that much.
9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.
I have my life as a Mother to back up this statement.
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
So far none of my firends made me cry. We'd always laugh and talk about funny things.
11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
I am for all 3. Especially the black lace bra. Even if its an undergarment, it's best that we still look good even under. Screwdrivers and cordless drills, my husband's toys.
12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
Lacoste polo shirts. I swear I am very much into it. I started wearing them when I was a teenager. My Aunt would send us shirts from the States. Until such time, from shirts, it upgraded to make-ups and perfumes.
13. The belief that you deserve it.(supporting #12)
I love the feel of it. I don't have problems on what bra color to wear, because of its thick cloth. It's doesn't get worn out easily. And yes, I still find it ridiculous because, it's too expensive for a shirt. Let me clear this up, realistically speaking, 3000 bucks (Php) is "kalokohan" for a t-shirt. Especially if you buy it here in the Philippines.
What I do? I save up for it. At least in a year, I get to buy one. Lucky me, my husband knew what I wanted, he bought 2 for me, last Christmas.
14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don't get better after 30.
Just my big tummy issue. Tea and work-out are my solutions.
15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.
I'm happily married even before reaching the age of 30. I'm a happy and satisfied Mother & Wife.
16. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
It's true that you need to use the mind more than the heart. That way, you will also understand the other person's needs and objectives.
17. How you feel about having kids.
I say, it is the most fulfilling.
18. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
I'm through, done and over with these things.
19. When to try harder and when to walk away.
When you tried everything, and still, it doesn't work. That's the time to walk away.
20. How to kiss in a way that perfectly communicates what you would and wouldn't like to happen next.
Getting harrased. Or forced.
Let me end here. 10 more questions to fill, which is going to be the Part2 of this entry. This tag is open to anybody. Let me know, so I can visit you :D

It's A Two-In-One Meme

Thanks Jean for another set of fun-tastic Memes.
The first one is You Shouldn't Meme

The Rules:
1. List these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog.
3. Tell 7 unspectacular quirks on yours.
4. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
5.Link the person who tagged you.
5.Leave a comment for each blogger

7 facts about me:
1. I love watching Zombie Flicks (28 days and 28 weeks later)
2. I am a self-proclaimed droppaholic.
3. I love Spam!
4. I'm making blog ads because I want to buy my husband a Sony 52" LCD
5. I love Hopia and Taho
6. Aging doesn't bother me
7. My parrot- fish will lay eggs soon, I'm on the watch.

7 unspectacular quirks:
1. I'm such an OC when it comes to blogging. If I feel uneasy with something, I redo everything without hesitation and fast!
2. I keep my kitchen counter dry at all times.
3. I prefer Heinz for my catsup. If not available, I'd rather not have any.
4. I spend on DVDs (ahem! original)
5. I can go unpredictably bitchy. But no worries, I was blessed to be always in a good mood.
6. There are times that I order out for our food, because I'm so lazy to cook.
7. I eat ice cream as if there's no tomorrow. Particularly Mango and chocolate combined.

7 friends to tag: beth, shydub, jes, pehpot, niko, chris, marie

And the second meme is A Simple Meme
The Rules:
-Copy the questions below.
-Simply use the first letter of your name/nickname as your answer for each questions.
-You can't use any answer twice and don't use your own name for questions # 3 & 4.
-After you're done, tag 10 people.

1. What is your name? Enchie
2. A four letter word: Eggs
3. A boy's name : Ernesto
4. A girl's name : Elaine
5. An occupation : Engineer
6. A color : Electric Blue
7. Something you wear : Earphones
8. A type of food : Enchiladas
9. Something found in the bathroom : Entertainment Magazines
10. A place : England
11. A reason for being late : Eavesdropping
12. Something you shout : Ey!
13. A movie title : Ella Enchanted
14. Something you drink : Energy Drink (Gatorade)
15. A musical group : Eagles
16. A street name : Emerald Drive
17. A type of car : Exalta (Nissan)
18. A song title : Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic
19. A verb : Escorting

This last meme, I'll open to my bloglist! Enjoy!

Senior Chat City

Now that this generation is getting older, another chat room was made available for our loving senior citizens. Aging is not a hinder to all activities as long as we know that we will enjoy and have a good time. Senior Chat City is an interactive site for our seniors to visit. Registering is and easy.
They can meet people of same age bracket, share their life's stories and learnings too. It has always been a pleasure to have a good coversation with somebody whom you just met. Feels like there's always something new to look forward to. Enjoy visiting Senior Chat City where a big number of Senior users from everywhere in the world come together to chat and enjoy themselves.



You will find a lot of different Senior Chat Rooms on this site including Senior women chat lines and Senior video chat rooms. This free Senior chatroom site is best for chat users who love Senior women on webcams that you can see for free in the Senior video chat line and make.

DIAMOND CREVASSE

A very powerful song of love and inspiration.
I haven't been sharing anything about my love for music. I listen to everything. I give those 'everything' a try. So far, I learned to love each song. The music that's been keeping my ears alive is a soundtrack from the Macross Frontier full version anime series. Sheryl Nome starring May'n. My husband introduced it to me.Half-Filipino, half-Japanese Megumi Nakajima also took part in the series as Ranka Mei .
After listening to the song, I wanted to learn Japanese :D Its a good thing that they also have the English (top) translation available in the video. And singing along, made me realize how emotional this song was. Best lyrics I have ever read. Talk about pure inspiration and reason.

Somebody Is Sour Graping

24 February 2009

My sites are subject for template change (again). Something doesn't feel right about the new set up for both sites. My traffic went down, I lost followers and regular comments. I say, I take blogging very seriously. It's a big thing for me. Losing all these are risks once you get into blog advertising.
So now, I'll be doing the best I can to preserve what I am grasping at the moment and improve as I move forward. Sorry for the frequent template change. I love tweaking. Even with my other sites. I don't really stick to one design. For a time I thought of having a personal template made, but since constant change is already in my system, I will not consider having it done. At least for now. And if you have noticed that I already removed my Followers page element. Well, I got disappointed when I logged-in today. From 38 it went down to 32. And I can't blame anybody, they have their reasons. I take, that my site lacks interest already. And this is one thing that made me cancel my first 2 blogger accounts.
But I gained friends. Lots of them! For that reason, instead of feeling bad, I will develop this site even more. I was able to blend in a circle of moms that inspired me. We inspire each other. It's rare to get this kind of inspiration and strength nowadays. And I don't want to lose these people. We may not know each other personally, but they make my day complete too.

Healthy Salad Recipes

I started to get serious with health issues when I had my own family. A fast paced life greatly affects one's health. That includes fastfoods, restaurants, instant meals and the availability of options for easy cooking. These I call culprits to the diseases that are making noise in this generation.
What Is Life 123 has the answer to these health challenges. A list of healthy salad recipes with the freshest ingredients will surely make you drool over a set of delicious recipes in store for you. The bonus part, it's healthy! Who said you need to use something green and leafy to create a healthy salad recipe? Simple healthy salad recipes are fresh a delightful way to enjoy lunch or to serve as an opener to an elegant meal.

LDS Chat Room

To our LDS friends. A chat room was made available for you too! Chat with hundreds of users with same understanding on life all over the world for FREE! LDS chat is short for Latter Day Saints Chat City. And it is wonderful that they have this kind of chatroom available to everybody. You can now get in touch with your friends and loved ones from every point of the globe. Have an exchange of thoughts, opinions and reflections.
Specific chatroom such as this one is best in shouting out our point of views. Simply because you know that the other person on the other line, has that same interest and belief. Again, you are free from the stress that you might offend somebody. At LDS Chat City, you will find different Latter Day Saints chat rooms.
That includes Latter Day Saints women chat lines and Latter Day Saints video chat rooms. Make new friends, learn a new perspective in life, or just make a change and come out of your shell. These are some reasons why LDS chat was made possible. Reasons to make your relationship with your friends and loved ones stronger and to live in all honesty. Because you know there is a way to get in touch with just one click.

Panda Sneezes

The Mom's reaction was so funny, the baby's soo-o cute!
It will truly make your day...:D

Me On Facebook

Hi friends I just recently made a Facebook account. My husband kinda encouraged me to create one. He said that it's quite different from the rest of the networking hosts. Yesterday, my son went to bed early, had all the time available, no opps at hand, played some yahoo games, eventually I was on the edge of everything. There's nothing else to do, so I ended having a Facebook.

And it wis fun. It's easier to find friends. You can chat in an instant and I can share some notes too. By the way, this is not a paid post. I just want to share some thoughts on my first impressions. It seems like everyone prefers it than Friendster. After a few minutes of finishing my profile, I already have a friend, a relative from abroad. I mean, that's how people love it. It's like every minute they're online checking their accounts. I was online the whole night trying to make mine look interesting.

I thought that Facebook best applies to our friends from other countries. It is a worldwide trend. But it feels like you know everybody. Unlike with the other networking site, it's kinda concentrated in your own country.
Well, I like Facebook even better.

Your Web Hosting Choice

23 February 2009


Web Hosting Choice is a free search guide to help us, users choose the right web host for our personal sites. Their focus is on providing a simple, easy to follow web site to help users choose the best web hosting plan most applicable to small sites or for a large e-commerce web site. They have a list of the top 10 Best Web Hosting sites. To find out on what's in store, just click on the visit site button of your choice.


The web hosting sites, which were rated highest in the industry, are listed in their site and are rated based on affordability, reliability, uptime and tech support. They have also created a learning area where the basics of web hosting are well explained. Beginning from a quick start guide, you will be on your way to creating your own fantasy web site.

Where Art Thou Did My Size Go?

Oh where thou ought did my Havaianas Top size go?!


I went around in every flip flop store and they have you not available to my size. Geez...My oh my...
I have been looking for this Havaianas Red Top for a very long time. My mind was all set to buy this red flipflops than a pair of red flat shoes. I went around, at every 'All FlipFlops' store and they don't have my size...I have the option of buying it online, but the question is, will the fit be according to what I like or to what I desire. It's best to buy such if you get to try it first. Letting your footsies feel the comfort and to admire the beauty it will bring to one's foot. I have a second choice of design and even a third. But still, my size was not available.
Now, I play the waiting game. The good people of All Flipflops are happy to let me know as soon as my size is available. I just hope I won't be waiting 'til forever...

Weekend Snapshot---PhoHoa

22 February 2009

Com Tom Thit Nuong or

Marinated Prawns with Grilled Porkchop on Rice

Com Bo Xao or

Tenderloin Beef with Rice

Our weekend was just plain. We went window shopping on the latest gadgets. I was on the look for a nice new pair of Havaianas (another entry to follow) and had a wonderful dinner at Pho Hoa Vietnamese Noodle House.

"Pho Hoa restaurants feature naturally flavored, low-calorie, delicious soups with the choicest slices of brisket, flank, eye round steak,... Each bowl of soup is accompanied with fresh coriander leaves, bean sprouts, hot peppers, lemon wedges... to give the customers a complete, nutritious and well-balanced meal."

*restaurant thoughts on What's Cookin From My Kitchen & Stuff (soon)

Have a blessed and productive week everyone!

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Toy Hunt---Toys With Numbers

21 February 2009


My entry for this Toy Hunt are not really toys... :D But they have numbers! One of son's favorite books. This was actually the first book I read to him. Until now, he keeps it under his pillow. The book is all about clocks and time. When he began reading this book that's when he started counting. If I'm not mistaken, that was 2 years ago.

And the one book that hepled me with the development. T.V Free. Of course I still give my little boy some fun time in front of the boob- tube with his favorite shows. On my part, with the excess time, I teach him stuff from the book. This reading is a compilation of activities from arts and crafts to music. It's making use of the available materials at home.
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Have a Fun Weekend Moms!

Let's Us Talk About Marriage

Marriage is one of the things couples should seriously think about. Some are afraid to enter this sacred bond. That later on, it might disappoint them, by not meeting their expectations. Don't be. First of all, marrying the right person will make marriage a lot easier to understand. I find marriage an awesome experience. It made me bloom to become a better person. You see, according to some advices and tips from marriage counselors and experts. It is us who will contribute to make our marriage work, not the other way around.

One of the things that helps in making one's marriage work, is being one with the rest of our married couples out there. It would be nice to share and exchange thoughts on how to work up a relationship. How to make it sweeter as you move further in life. Married Chat Rooms are now available for this. Where plenty of Married users from everywhere, around the world come together and chat. Married Chat City hosted this great idea. And I think, with this, it is going to be of help for the married couples to seek for advices. You don't need to have make your married life to be a big problem, just to chat. Whether your happy or not, Married Chat City is open to all, anytime, anywhere.

Proposed To Marry Tag

20 February 2009

Thank You MARIA for this wonderful tag.

I made this entry sometime in June 2008, for our wedding anniversary. I had to repost it for the Proposed to Marry tag by Maria. I like sharing my/our love story. My love- life had been a roller coaster. It was one hell of a ride indeed. But eventually, I was blessed with a man who accepted and loved me for who I am.

Our relationship was very enjoyable and still is. Looking back from the very beginning, I am completely amazed by the fact that I was able to handle a good relationship. My last experience before my husband was very traumatic. I was left in the middle of nowhere by this guy. I find it immature for him not to tell me personally that he doesn't feel me anymore. From there, I told myself that I'll make sure that I will not get into another relationship unless the person will accept me for who I am.
It really didn't bother me if I'll remain single forever. Until I met Him. It wasn't love at first sight. It took us 6 months just to get to know each other. During that time all we did was to go on a date, and finally made it formal September of 2000. The dating really helped. From a complete stranger to my best bud---lover, I knew he was 'The One'. On our first date, he asked me to watch his show in Aposento, Intramuros. He announced to the whole bar that he is dedicating the song Say You Love Me to me. He is a guitarist by the way. Sweet!sweet!sweet! Before taking me home, he invited me for some ice cream. Our first movie was X-men. Our first formal dinner date was at Bellini's, an Old Italian Restaurant in Cubao. I never thought that Cubao have great restaurants. He also taught me how to play Counter Strike, and we'd always go out late at night just to play. We both wore braces, and we'd always go for eat-all-you can restaurants. Obviously, we have so much in common.
A time came when he needs to leave for the US to help his mom transfer from New Jersey to Georgia. I was really sad that I cried my heart out telling him not to go. I fear that he might not come back. Wala naman nagawa iyak ko kasi kailangan niya talagang umalis. We kept in touch via email. He would also call me a lot wishing, I was there with him so I can meet his Mom. I can also remember when the 911 attack happened, we were talking on the phone, and we were just watching FOX. We didn't celebrate our first year anniversary together. It wasn't that bad because we'd talk almost everyday. He was able to come home October 2001.

In 2002, I enrolled as 2nd courser in a Nursing School. We had our ups and definitely our downs. Back then, Dolf and I seldom see each other because of my busy schedule. From there we talked and figured what more we can do to improve ourselves to keep Us going. I never thought that with a close to perfect relationship, we will still face this kind of situation. That time, all I wanted Dolf to do is to exert more effort. Which he did and we were able to get back on track.

Both of us we're trying our best to find time for each other inspite of our busy lives. 2003 we finally promised to be "the one" for each other. We just don't want Us to let go. Our relationship became deeper that we wanted to be with each other everyday, every minute and every second. October 2003, he asked that question that indicated our Lifetime Bliss. He invited me at the UP Sunken Garden. It was very sudden. When we got there, he had a picnic set ready and wine. Thats where and when he popped the magic words for marriage. There was no ring.


It was made to be an engagement and wedding ring combined.

June 2004, we tied the knot and opened Us for a new life, a new beginning.

Argue With Everyone

I just recently had my fair share of the government system we have in this country. I am a citizen reaching out to the people responsible to get things working the right way. Especially government offices that handles public transactions. I was mad and pissed-off. I wasted a week just gathering the right requirements and in the end, they'll just say it's not enough. This experience led to an argument or let's say a debate with some people. People who viewed the change of transaction system something positive. Yes, it is clearly an improvement, but an improvement that needs further studying and research.

I didn't bother to argue. There's a right place for this kind of things. An open, free speech zone where you can debate topics.


A political debate forum was made available for this kind of matter. From war-related topics, political agenda, personalities of great influence and simple topics that affect our daily lives.
www.arguewitheveryone.com/ will let you express yourself on whatever issues you feel like discussing. All you have to do is to register.

Mommy Moments---Feeding Time!

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I had to make a collage so I won't overload the whole entry :) . Mommy Moment for this Friday is all about my son's feeding moments up to the present.

1. Infant---he was awake all night. My husband took over the night shift during my first month. He took a lot of pictures while our baby was feeding. And I am very proud of my husband, he really was meant to be my partner on everything.

2. 3 months---I was feeding him mashed papaya (in the photo) for breakfast. I give him fruits every morning. Each feeding session was a challenge for him. I can see from his facial expression that he was trying to understand the taste of the fruit.

3. Almost 2 Years---He likes eating plain rice while watching TV. In the picture, he fell asleep holding the spoon.

4. Lastly, it was his turn to feed me...He grew up to be a sweet boy. He loves feeding Mom & Dad. Sometimes it could be so messy... but its ok, its alright...

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Looking Clearly Without Bending The Budget

19 February 2009

The New York Times was out to help the citizens to look forward clearly without spending too much. It is very important to be equip with the perfect eyewear to protect our eyes. Something that's not too expensive and yet can be reliable. I for one, was prescribed to wear eyeglasses by my eye doctor even if I have a 20/20 vision. The eyeglasses will serve as protection from radiation and others that causes severe migraine.
New York Times, just recently shared how Zenni Optical can be of big hand to our eye needs with over spending. According to The New York Times , Zenni Optical sells generic frames which includes lenses for as low as $8.


This particular eyeglasses is my ideal wear. I am very fond of girly colors, and I want something that will make me look chic and smart. Zenni Optical is known for their affordable stylish and high quality prescription eyeglasses. They sell their own manufactured frames direct to the customer, with no middlemen and virtually no advertising budget. That makes their prices easy to reach. Zenni Optical sells a huge selection of frames, with single vision lens, sunsensor lens, tinted sunglasses lens, bifocal lens and progressive lens.

To My Disappointment

Before I start, I gotta admit something: I am super late for the renewal of my Driver's License. My bad, it's my fault and it will never happen again. But I have my reasons.
I just had the most unpleasant experience last Tuesday. In relation with this fault, when I was about to renew my Driver's License, I found out that a TIN # is already required. I was 80% done, all I have to do is to wait for the cashier to call my name. But I went home unproductive, sticky and all dirt-up waiting for nothing at an LTO office nearby.
So I went to my hometown last Tuesday, hoping that it will be a lot easier to get a TIN from there. To my surprise the requirements for the 9 digits LTO was looking for, was like preparing for a new passport and a new Driver's License combined. They say if its for LTO purposes (pertaining to the TIN#) it is going to be easy.
What!!! It was really very, very, very disappointing and draining. I was so tired of commuting and I had no choice but to go early in the morning and in the afternoon, when the sun is all up.
Here's what I gotta say. I can truly see your purpose for this new system. For security and for public safety. May I suggest that you put a bracket. Meaning, "salain niyo ng maayos" do it by category. Private or Public use.
With this experience, my eyes was finally opened to the reality of the "under the table" or the "palakasan/may kakilala" scheme ( iwon't name a particular gov't office). I went in line like the rest did, we waited for hours. Some didn't even eat just to stay in line. Then we see people going in and out of some offices, smiling with their papers.
No wonder we're (this country) still small, no wonder why most of the common are not working hard enough. These schemes are making them uncapable. They rely on it so much, that even in reality, they still look for it to feed them and to survive.
BTW, here are the requirements for a TIN# (LTO)
-marriage certificate/birthcertificate
-notarized affidavit that you do not own a public utility vehicle
-barangay clearance where you are presently residing (cedula included)
-2 copies of the BIR application form
-LTO application form
The TIN# requirement applies for both Non-pro and Professional Driver's License holders. It is an essential upon application for a driver's license and renewal.
In my case, since I haven't done any work of any kind, I have been a full time housewife. When I applied sometime early last year for a TIN#, they didn't grant me one because I am not employed. Now, I have to go through all these just to renew my Driver's license. Hmpf!

Chat City For Catholics

Chat with hundreds of people all over the world with Free Catholic Chat. Isn't it great to have a chatroom like this available to the people with the same beliefs and interests when it comes to faith? It's simply sharing our thoughts on how we understand the Catholic Faith and the Word of God.

With Free Catholic Chat us Catholics will be able to voice out our minds without the threat of offending anybody who is living a different belief in life. I have experienced to see people debate about their own faith. And to be honest, it didn't really sounded nice and cool to fight over something we believe in. We are all entitled to that belief. It's a good thing they made chatrooms for those who really wanted to say the ideas they have inside. It's also hard if we keep it to ourselves. With sharing, we'll never know, we might just help another person understand The Word deeply and appreciate it more.

Catholic ChatCity's registration is 100% free. Just fill out the form for instant access to Catholic Chatrooms. Catholic users from everywhere in the world join and enjoy themseleves. You can go online like in a regular chatroom using your webcam. You will find a lot of religious chat lines and live Catholic users.

Best Mom Award

18 February 2009

The most rewarding this week, an award for Moms. I am very grateful to have Shy of Simple Happy Life and Beth of All About Elizabeth to have become my friends and for sharing this award to other Moms. We all deserve it.

Rules:
1. Show the award logo in your post.
2. Pick a picture you have with your kiddo/s.
3. Post should include your best experience as a Mom.
4. Nominate other blogger moms out there that you consider the best mom, like yourself.

The best thing that happened to me--- to be blessed to become a Mother. And yes, it completed me as a person and it gave meaning to my life. I can say that it is the most fulfilling. Seeing my son grow according to our likeness. Being a good boy, of course the looks he got from Mom & Dad, being a happy child, and the innocence I enjoy coming from my own child. I get to be childish at some point. It makes me forget about the whole world. I embrace evry moment I spend with my son and I'll be embracing some more of him until he grows up.

I will now give this award to the list of my Fellow Mom Bloggers.

Muh-muh UMMA, WILLA, MICHELLE, JANICE, PEHPOT, ARCHITECT, JONA, JHARI, FEDZ, KIKAMZ, CHRIS, MODERNMOM, NIKO, JES, GIN, JOYD, KATE, BABETTE, PHOEBE, EDS, MOMofEVAN, NICE, LIZA, TETCHA, SASSYMOM, MARYANN

Costume For The Month

Every 2nd or 3rd Friday of the month, my husband's company holds a Friday's Theme. All employees, from Managers, Staff and even The Directors are required to come to work in costume of the chosen theme. It is a fun activity. Prices are given away. And these are not just prices. I'm talking about BIG Prices... sometimes, they give out cash $100, I remembered somebody won a PS3, a Wow Magic Sing and last November (for Halloween) my husband won a Microwave Oven, dressing up the Guitarist from the KISS band.

It wasn't really easy to look for a costume. We tried making but its very tiring and more draining for the pocket when it comes to the materials. And we did went online to look for the perfect costume. Now we're months away for the next halloween. I wonder what will be the theme for this year... Halloween is one of the most challenging costume month, people come up with brilliant costumes and ideas. They already did the 80's and the 70's. I hope its something from the 20's. A flapper dress for the ladies would be perfect.

Costume Cauldron holds the best Halloween Costumes. The store has over 10,000 masquerade items for you to choose from. They sell a wide variety of masquerade items, costumes and other products to liven up your party.

Tea Talk And Others Related To Health

Just last week I posted an article about tea and the amazing results it gave me.HERE
Let me make it clearer to everybody.
I am just an ordinary person trying to make the most of what I have, everyday. Like I said, Tea has been part of my family's diet since childhood. My parents are health buffs. We've gone organic since I was a kid. The result: Not a single member of the family got hospitalized until now.
Tea is good with digestion. It burns fats. It will only go haywire if you don't eat and you take so much of it. Simply because there's nothing to burn. Anything taken less or too much is bad for one's health. Its a matter of balancing. Eating a well-balanced meal, simple exercises best support this tea issue.
With the Simple Exercises I mentioned, I am referring to the following:
-brisk walking
-regular chores around the house
-playing and running after your kid
-even errands
We all need movement.
A well-balanced meal comes with great moderation. Tea helped me acquire this. At the same time, you will still be healthy with all the vitamins, fiber and protein your body needs. Tea is good. And it really did made my tummy smaller in 3 days. Not as flat, but you know there's improvement. And I took it without even exercising. What more can it bring if you get some movement go with it.
Drink a hot cup of tea with meals. Some people tend to gulp cold beverages such as milk, soda and water with their meals. Having a hot cup of tea will encourage less liquid while your eating, which is much better for digestion. People tend to sip rather than gulp with a hot drink. Green Tea is very famous for weight loss results. source
I personally, don't take anything that is being advertised a lot or has become a trend (that includes organic). Red Rice is the only organic product I rely on at the moment. The rest I trust, are the ones my parents are using. And besides I can't go organic all the way, I have a growing kid who needs a balanced meal everyday. And tea is the one that's helping me balance my own in-take. The one I'm using right now is not available here in the Philippines, maybe at some health store. It's Bergamot. An herb, a type of English tea with a balanced aroma, colour and strength. But again, it's not the only one around. Dried jasmine i love too.
The Lifestyle?
A doctor told us that the diseases which are making waves at the moment, are acquired thru the food we have been eating through the years. It's not the food we are taking- in now. Of course it's clear that if we continue this unhealthy lifestyle, it might just cut our lives short.
And to be honest, I can't say that I have a healthy lifestyle. Reality check: Eating in restaurants, especially fast food, instant meals proves it. But nobody is perfect. Nobody can say that your lifestyle is right or wrong (except the experts). And Again..."Anything taken less or too much is bad for one's health".
NOTE: This is not a paid review. All statements are of the author's only. Based on experiences and conversations with experts.

Weekend Snapshot---Meet Boomer

16 February 2009

Instead of posting anything realated to Valentines Day, I decided to share these pictures of our new pups. It's been a long time since we had dogs and pups around the house. Well, "Fido", the Mom was able to give birth to 3 healthy pups.

Meet Boomer
He is my favorite. I like how black and brown was combined. A male pup. But I don't really mind, because he's so cute!!!
We took the name Boomer from our former dog. I don't know the breed, but he looks like Lassy (from the movie). We also remembered a character called The Boomer from the game we're playing (L4D).

He hides a lot, but when he comes out to play, he is the most active and playful. My son loves him. If you might ask, these pups are pure pinoy breed. I gotta hand it to my dad, he is good with training dogs as if they were born special.

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How Did You Spend Your V-Day?

It's very seldom that my husband & I would celebrate Valentines Day...We often just greet each other, give some hugs and kisses, and that's it. I was thinking, maybe we're just to occupied with establishing the family, that we unconciously set aside "The Love Day". Well, this year was different. We found time to exert a little more to make The Red Day extra special.
My husband intentionally went home late, (spent the whole night in his office) so he could surprise me with these...
He bought breakfast and when I pulled my chair by the dining table, there I saw the red roses, that made everything perfect. I didn't have anything ready for him... but a kiss, a hug and a thank you...also made this year's hearts day lovely.

Him in His Favorite Shirt with his favorite----Mojos

Late in the afternoon, we decided to take my son out. Although, its suppose to be a couple's day, we made it a family day. Of course, we want to celebrate it with our son... We had a quiet stroll around Cubao. Visited the newly renovated AliMall...(you should check the 'ol mall's new look), walked all the way to the Gateway Mall, and went to Rustans. I say, it was indeed one of our more relaxing walks. There were so much people around. Yet, we feel so relaxed and cool. To top the night off, we had dinner in a family restaurant. Had a basket of Mojos, Large Pizza, some Chix n' chips, and the new Parmesan Garlic Fries.
I was very happy to see couples, young and old, having a good time in each other's arms. Making the most of this special day. I was very delighted to see the "guys" buying flowers, stuffed toys and cakes which we all know are gifts for their special someone.
Everybody was just so happy and in love.
On my other site, I dedicated a song for My special someone...I have been listening to OPM lately. And a song from The Company, Now That I Have You best described the overwhelming feeling I have of being with the right man, the one who truly changed me and loved me for who I am...
Now that I have you
Everything just seems so right
Now that I have you I'm alive
You are the song that
I'll beSinging my whole life through
I'm living in a brighter world
Now that I have you...
come and sing along HERE
Hope you had a relaxing weekend...and a Blessed Week to spend.

Sample Shot---I Heart V-Day

14 February 2009

Everything in life is temporary, because everything changes. That's why it takes great courage to love, knowing it might end anytime but having the faith it will last forever. -by Francine-
source: www.poemslovers.com

The photo source...it's the top part of my pen.
How was you V-Day?

13 February 2009

From Ms.JoyD My official Valentine Meme


My Top 3 Meme

Three Names that Friends Call You:
-Enchie
-France
-Lara
Three Most Important Dates in your Life:
-June 3
-Sept 20
-Jan 28
Three Things You've Done in the Last 30 Minutes:
-made 3 blogs, including this one
-ate mac and cheese
-tucked my son to bed
Three Ways to be Happy Even your at Home:
-full tummy
-wide slection of movies
-and of course, family bonding
Three Gifts You Would Like to Receive:
-new havaianas
-new tefal pots
-ralph lauren polo shirts
these are the things I have on my shopping list...its nicer if somebody will give it to you instead :D

Three of Your Favorite Hobbies:
-cooking
-blogging
-the boob tube
Three Places You Want to go for a Vacation:
-Atlanta
-Europe
-Palawan
Three Favorite Drinks:
-English Tea
-Coffee Jelly Frapp
-Fresh Fruit Juices
minsan coke!
Three Things Found in Your Bag:
-Neutrogena Compact
-Sony Ericsson P990i
-my LTO papers
Three Favorite Colors:
-nude
-red
-blue
Top Three Hangouts:
-malls (particularly Greenhills for stuff and more, Gateway--- food court and food outlets open 'til midnight!)
-Tourist spots within the metro
-home
Top Three You Love so Much:
-Family
-Life and it's wonders
-Luxury Of Time
Top Three You Think Will Answer this Survey:
-Beth
-Chris
-Fedz
Top Three Things Special To You:
-Family
-My DSLR
-My Cellphone because its from my husband.
Top Three Reasons Why You Answered This Survey:
-looks fun
-I have been waiting for this kind of meme
-another chance to share more about myself

Happy Heart's Day!!!
Have a fun weekend!!!



Are You A Gadget Person?

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