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Do you know that when we give our kids choices, it helps them be good decision makers?

Studies show that giving kids choices to decide helps them:

1. develop better perception of things around them, how to make good judgment and even develop their sense of self-confidence;

2. be in control thus it gives them logical assessment and perception of situations;

3. have sense of self-reliance, consequently confidence is boosted;

4. get an idea of how "cause and effect" happens , which they will use later and very frequently in adult life!

Giving choices need not be in all situation. When "no choice" situations happen, it is best that we explain it to them!

I was bewildered by the moment and thought of sharing it.

Just yesterday my husband was an invited speaker. He was given an hour to speak in front of students regarding I.T. related concepts. We decided that my eldest daughter would be the one to do the introduction of him. No hesitations, she agreed.

It was a such a sight to behold: my own baby has grown up and now speaking in front of people to introduce her Dad! It seems like only yesterday when we were busy changing diapers and mixing her milk. Now she is 10 years old and grown and has her own confidence to face an audience.

For a parent, it is such an affirmation to see our children grow, not necessarily perfect or ideal - just themselves and part of us.

Joyful tears and tearful joys are good, right?

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Fill-In Tag

Thursday, August 28, 2008

TAgged by Arlene

Players: ALPHA / YEN / ARLENE / Hailey's Beats and Bits / your blog here

My roommates and I once: partied inside our room when there was an electricity outage.

Never in my life have I: been drunk.

High school was: fun, carefree and no-worry time!

When I’m nervous: my hands and voice shake.

My hair: is dry, semi-rebonded and needs a new treatment.

When I was 5: i was always playing outside of our house with my sisters!

When I turn my head left: windows with blue curtains.

I should be: thinking of my career move.

By this time next year: hope i have my own business or new career that i will enjoy.

My favorite aunt is: no aunt, my mom is an only girl and my papa was an only child.

I have a hard time understanding: html codes, complicated Math equations and Annabel Rama.

You know I like you if: i talk to you right away.

My ideal breakfast is: tapsilog, daing na bangus with tomatoes and coffee.

If you visit my home town:which one? i feel i haven't visited for too long (11 years) thus out of touch

If you spend the night at my house: i will cook for you and feed you while we chat endlessly..
The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: colorful butterflies

I shouldn’t have been: too reflective deciding on my career shift.

Last night I: blogged till about 1 am.

A better name for me would be: Allisondra.

I’ve been told I look like: Gellie de Belen?

If I could have any car, it would be: Toyota Prado or Innova.

Now am passing this tag to:

Liza, Ice Nancy and Francine

Off we went to a university painting exhibit today. It was just a five minute walk from our home. The girls had fun analyzing different media used in each painting such as acrylic, poster, charcoal, pencil sketches, etc.

It was a visual treat for them, especially for my eldest who loves to draw and sketch everyday of her life!

Here are my two younger kids viewing and analyzing a painting.

Blurred shot of my eldest using just a cellphone camera.

one of their favorite paintings ...

The best part of the day was when the Daddy came home from his trip with this box of sugar overload!!!!

Shawie's words of affirmation are like water to a parched land.
I felt so buttered up when i browsed through her blog and saw her write-up.
No, I am not in such dire need of compliments, but I have to admit we all need intrinsic motivations such as these, every once in a while!

"Here are my five favorite KICK ASS BLOGGERS.Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?

Maybe they've got incredible, original content. Or they're overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps
you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it's someone who simply inspires you to be a better person... or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.

Whatever the reason may be, I'm sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well... why not tell 'em so?

(I came fifth in her list but this is my second time to receive this Kick Ass Award)
5. Hailey - A great Mom, teacher and a great writer too. She openly shares her wits and wisdom.

And here's one more from Shawie:

"Here are some of the my favorite blogs. I always enjoy hopping in these blogs. In no particular order:"
BareFooted Me
Biyaheng Noypi
My World in My Own Word


Pinay Mommy Online
Pinay Jade

Cheers everyone!! We all rock!!!

What would you prefer for yours:

long, short, curly or straight, colored or spiked, styled or totally hanging down your back? In whatever forms they come, we are very much defined by the crowning glory of ours: our hair.
So what makes a Victory Hair? How does one achieve and walk away with that ultimate Victory Hair?
For women there are so many ways we can do with our hair to catch a guy's attention; be it through flipping, tangling it or flashing that gorgeous smile that goes with the flipping of the hair - anything! What comes after the attention will truly define what a Victory Hair is, right? Now, how do we get there?
If you want to really be serious about it, try and join the Ultimate Flirting Championship. You wont regret a thing! It is fun and flirty, all throughout. More than the tips to get that Victory Hair, there are actually so many tips how to go about it. Some are really too good to pass on, so why not try it? Just remember one thing: forget rules and old-fashioned ways to style your hair! Think only of
Extreme Style by VO5 and for sure, the victory is sweeter!

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Long day.
That's what I cal today.
In the morning, everything seemed to drag on. Woke up on the wrong side of the bed with a only a few hours of sleep. But I had to wake up anyway. My eldest was already in school when I woke up.
When there is very short stay in la-land and with the gloomy weather to match with it, every single thing seems displaced.
But I carried through anyway.
Hope to be more alive and kicking tomorrow!

Seafood Galore!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

I am such a sucker for seafood.

I drool over pictures of different sea food recipes. Name any seafood recipe , I will eat it anytime and whatever way it is cooked.
Shrimps, fish, crabs or squid are really among my top food favorite. Give me a whole week just eating seafood and by all means, I will be more than willing to extend it for another week of seafood diet. More than just being delicious, different variety of seafood are good source of iodine and protein thus they are good for the body.
That is why, when I chanced upon this seafood cook off through, I immediately browsed over the different new recipes from different chefs, and took my time scrutinizing each entry. It was tough deciding which entry to vote for since all entries are mouth-watering creations! I finally decided to vote for Texas Gulf Shrimp recipe by Chef Mark Holley. More than being healthy, the Texas Gulf Shrimp recipe contains all-natural ingredients made up of different herbs, spices, cheese, black beans and many others.
The cook off encourages the benefits of using locally produces seafood because of its sustainability. More than being fresh, great tasting and healthy, it can also promote the local market of seafood.
On my part, aside from the love for seafood, I love the idea of knowing new recipes and having the chance to win a free trip to New Orleans! Imagine the opportunity to learn more about seafood recipes plus the chance to win a free trip. So, why not also try and vote for your choice?

Sponsored by Lousiana Seafood

those three words described my today.

hubby tweaked and redesigned my blog.
for a moment i thought i misheard him when he said he had scheduled half of the day to tweak my blog.

then he did it.
so thankful that he took his time and spent more than half of the day tweaking and reconfiguring the codes.

he was fast and i was thrilled for the long overdue make-over.

thank goodness for holidays.

if you want your blog redesigned, he does it on the sides.

especially on holidays. lol

Web Hosts

Sunday, August 24, 2008

I live with a web developer and designer: my husband. Everyday, web hosts or web hosting are constant phrases that are part of our everyday conversations. Even our children hear those phrases every now and then. I know it is quite difficult to choose among the array of choices available online these days but looking at statistics and number of clients served will be good parameters to be confident of web hosts choices. My husband's clients look for the best and reliable choices, not just cheap ones. Because it does not follow that those which offer cheapest are really the most reliable ones.

Hannah Photoshop

Here is my nine year (9) old daughter's FIRST ever attempt with Photoshop on her own . I have no idea where (online) she got the pictures. For sure she just Googled them...

Recently, she started mumbling terms like drop shadow, cropping, toggle, etc. I saw her reading her Dad's HTML book. I asked her why she was browsing the book. She told me she was looking for color codes...Well, what can I say? A blogger for a Mom and a web designer/developer for a Dad, what else can be the product?

Well,I have a techie growing up in the house!

Arlene, you're one good tagger! Thanks for this, girl!

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Here are the Rules:

1. List the things that make you Happy and those that make you Sad.
2. Add your Blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other Blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.


1. dates or trips with hubby (very scarce lately)

2. my 2 girls' rosy cheeks, indomitable appetites and optimism!

3. my little one's giggles, wit and humor!

4. paid bills and full ref/pantry.

5. my 7 siblings, incorporated

6. coffee, cold nights and "SALE" signs...

7. bursting paypal income (when will this happen again?)

8. smell of freshly cut but drying grass

9. cooking, baking and empty plates thereafter

10. visiting my Mama anytime I like and chatting endlessly...

11. receiving a car for free, from my sister!


1. sickness for anyone, i know.
2. my kids' fighting
3. piling, unpaid bills and empty bank account.
4. pain
5. stressful Boss.
6. being criticized unjustly, upfront!
7. greedy people
8. seeing poverty in the community/neighborhood.
9. abused kids because of irresponsible parents
10. Insecure people who do not know how to deal their insecurities (same with arlene)

Participants: T?ni’s Attachments, Cecile2’s-Small and Simple Things, Lara’s Pinay dot US, Lara’s My Blog Entry, Lara’s Byaheng Pinay, Living A’ La Mode, Bits and Pieces, My Life in this Wonderful World, My Online World, Ozzy’s Mom, Me,Myself+2, Kidd Designs, Fun|Fierce|Fabulous , Eds Mommy Life, Just Me.. Eds, My Precious Niche, Music of my Heart,Me and Mine | Creative in Me | For the LOVE of Food | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | It’s Where the HEART Is | Around the World | SugarMagnolias | Life is What We Make it | Joys in Life | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Photo Blog | Hailey's Domain /Hailey's Bits and Beats/ Your blog here




Konichiwa Meme

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I was tagged by my a good friend Liza !

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Copy the text from Start Copy Here
Post it in your blog. Make sure you copy it in compose mode (blogger) or visual mode for the others. This will enable you to copy all your friend’s link as well. Have fun doing it.
In the next number, add your blog url and link it
Add the greetings that you use frequently or one that is in your traditional language.

Konichiwa Meme by AikoAiko

1. All About Kawaii says Konichiwa
2. Mariuca’s Perfume Gallery says HOLA!
3. Yenzz’s SeeNRead says Hi!
4. laketrees says G’day
5. A Great Pleasure says Aloha!
6. Maiylah’s Snippets says Hallu!
7. Moms... Check Nyo says Hello!
8. Hailey's Beats and Bits says Mabuhay!
8. Your blog says

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This one's for:


A Friend...

Saturday, August 23, 2008 someone to who will accept me for who I am and what will I become.

We need friends for many reasons,
all throughout the season.
We need friends to comfort us
when we are sad,
and to have fun with us when we are glad.

We need friends to give us good advice,
We need someone we can count on,
and treat us nice.

We need friends to remember us
one we have passed
sharing memories that will always last.

Spread the poem of friendship.

1. Everyday Life 2. Words of Love 3. Sheng's Simple Thoughts . . .
4 My Wonderful Life ....5. Can of Thoughts 6. Designs By Vhiel 7. Vhiel's Corner 8. Anything and Everything in Between 9. Wonderful Things In Life 10. The Fountain Of Happiness 11. A Message From My Heart 12. My Life's Adventure 13. Love Is.. 14. Photographic Memories 15. The Joy Of LIfe Forever 16. Beauty of Life 17. Money Maker 18. Jona's New Life 19. Creations 20. Lourdes Mia 22. Digital Life Scraps 23. Mommy Earns Money Online 24. Blessings and Beyond 25. Pinay Mommy Online 26. Hailey's Domain 27. Hailey's Beats and Bits 28.Your blog is next

Arlene of Sunshine for Life
Filipino in Canada

That will be my question for Michael Phelps' Mom.

Or for the rest of the Olympians who will bring home the golds.

Since the Beijing Olympics began, that has been a nagging question in my mind.

Or was it since the day I heard about the sixteen years old who graduated from U.P. with Physics course, summa cum laude.

What do you think?

I know geneticists can very well explicate how genes play for exceptional human beings.

However, as a parent I still wonder how the nurture-nature factor affects achievers like them.

What is your choice: is it the genes (nature) or the milk (nurture)?

I guess, it's discipline, baby...discipline.

Dneero Rocks!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This is not a paid ad but true, I got paid by Dneero. Teehee!!!
See for yourself how real Dneero is.


Tagged by Arlene!


Moms Who Played Along: Mai | Yen | Arlene | Hailey's Domain / Hailey's Beats and Bits / your blog here!

Preggy Facts:

1. Who did you first inform about your pregnancy and how?

My husband (now), who was my boyfriend then, of more than two years. Do the math. LOL. I called him through somebody's cellphone.

2. Maximum weight?

140 lbs for my first pregnancy and that was my heaviest! Am glad to be back to my 115 lbs now .

3. Cravings?

First pregnancy : I always wanted Mcdo Chicken and Pork Sinigang .

2nd pregnancy: Banana Cue and fish, as long as not fried.

3rd pregnancy : none in particular

4. Aversions?

First pregnancy: roast/fried garlic and any cologne!

Second: cologne and all perfumes

Third: Cigarette smoke

5. Morning Sickness?

Yes to all, but especially the first time.

D Day Facts:

1. Number of Kids/Deliveries?

3 bouncing baby girls!

2. NSD or CS?

All (3) Ceasarian sections in 5 consecutive years!

3. Girl or Boy?

All girls (club)

4. AOG (age of gestation) on Birth?

All full term...

5. How long in labor?

For my first pregnancy I had thirteen long hours of induced labor, epidural and ended up with C-section. I had it all! Turned out she was 8.5 lbs and 55 cm long!!!! No wonder she stands 5'1" now that she is only 10 years old...


Am passing this tag to:






Instant gratification is one outcomes of today's fast-paced world.

In a blink of an eye, everything happens instantly:internet technology, instant food, instant messaging, digital access to entertainment, instant calls, etc.
When everything happens in a blink of an eye, there is no room for patience to develop.
Patience is one rare virtue, the generation of today has yet to learn.
That is including me.

As parents, it is quite difficult to teach patience and waiting or even taking turns to children. How can our children learn the virtue when there is very rare practice?

I, for one, is guilty for the lack of it.
I hate waiting.
I do not like the agony of prolonged gratification.

Right now, I know I am given the loooonggg chance to practice patience. And it is not easy.
It is never easy to wait, hope and let the days go on without the outcomes right away.

How about you?

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Got this tag from Vhiel . Let's see...



1. Add your blog/s to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs. It’s okey if you only post this questions in one blog as long as you answer them.

2. Get back to Me {YEN} and I’ll add your blogs to the master’s list HERE! Note that you are not ALLOWED to change the link of the here.

3. Copy from Start to End.

4. Tag as many friends online you know. But you don’t need to be tag in order to join.

Copy this Participants List: Me and Mine | Creative in Me | For the LOVE of Food | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | It’s Where the HEART Is | Around the World | SugarMagnolias | I Am Mommy | All About The Memories | Enchanted Play | Just My Scrap | Whats Up | Simply Me | Kitchen Deelite | A Mothers Horizon | In Depth | A Life in Bloom | Because Life is a Blessing | Digiscraptology | Joys iN life | Life is What we Make it | Photo Blog | Dancing in Midlife Tune | Blessings and Beyond | Mommy Earns Money Online | Pinay Mommy Online| Can of Thoughts | Designs By Vhiel | Anything and Everything in Between | Vhiel's Corner | Hailey's Domain / Hailey's Beats and Bits

So here are the questions and answers:


– Name: Hailey
– Birth date: October 2
– Birthplace: Philippines
– Current Location: Philippines
– Eye Color: black
– Hair Color: Black
– Righty or Lefty: Lefty


– Your heritage: Filipino
– The shoes you wore today: My Tommy Hilfiger slip on shoes. .
– Your weakness: too simple or simplistic.
– Your fears: leaving my family behind due to ealy death
– Your perfect pizza: Hand tossed, with lotsa of cheese in the crust with all meat toppings from Pizza hut.
– Goal you’d like to achieve in life: to give my kids all learning opportunities and some comfort

– Your most overused phrase on AIM: la, la, la...hmmm.
– Your first waking thoughts: Thank God, I'm alive.
– Your best physical feature: my weight, i can keep my 28-29 waistline after having three babies in succession
– Your most missed memory: having my father around...


– Pepsi or Coke: Coke
– McDonald’s or Burger King: Burger King
– Single or group dates: both if it is with fun people!
– Adidas or Nike: Nike.
– Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea: Nestea
– Chocolate or vanilla: Both
– Cappuccino or coffee: coffee, hot fresh and aromatic!


– A famous person, dead or alive, would you interview: Lady Diana
– Movie can you watch and say the lines along with the actors:
– Name two of your passions in life : my family and my family
– Least favorite time of day: early morning.. definitely not a morning person


– Use hairspray or gel: None.
– Your favorite meal: Chinese and Filipino Food.
– Color is the inside of your head when you close your eyes: red
– Listen to classical music: when my babies were little ones, yes just like mozart and vivaldi
– Ever said LOL in real life without thinking about it: Yup!


Hope you can join in the fun ladies:

, Liza, Ice and Kcee

Last week, my dear hubby told me that his father needs to undergo an eye surgery. I was quite agog to learn such fact. Last time I saw him, he was up and well. At 71 years of age, I always perceived him to be fairly strong. Thus, the news bothered me a little.
The moment i heard the news, i searched online for different information regarding eye surgery or operation and I came across LASIK information.
I just came to know that Lasik is a process for vision correction. It is a well-studied medical procedure that brings about superior safety and quality visual result. Although not all people are eligible to undergo Lasik procedure, it is a highly recommended surgery for those who need to get better vision in the painless way.
Would you believe that even the NASA and U.S. Military have approved of the use Lasik, which combines customized treatment for the 1st all-laser technology and 3D mapping, even for pilots and astronauts!
I wonder if my father-in-law would like to try Lasik. It is truly a necessity for him to undergo the eye surgery to relieve him of the discomfort plus correct his vision in the earliest possible time.

Sponsored by Incendia Health

SPREAD the Love!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Liza, a dear friend, tagged me with this to spread the love! Thanks!

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(Pls. don’t remove) Credits: Elements/Paper by Dani Mogstad/ Layout by JennyL

1. Don’t remove the credits when you post the image
2. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
4. Remember to come back here at A SLICE OF LIFE (pls. don’t change this link)and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority.
5. Spread the BLOG LOVE FEVER!!

1.Jenny Said So 2.) Simply Jen 3.) This and That 4.) Bargain.Sales.Deals. 5. A Slice of Life 6.) Aussie Talks 7. When Mom Talks 8. Mommy Talks 9 Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps 10 All Kinds of Me Stuff 11 The Salad Caper 12. Winding Creek Circle 13. InkBabyStudios 14. Me and Mine 15. Creative in Me 16. For the LOVE of Food 17. Little Peanut 18. Pea in a Pod 19. It’s Where the HEART Is 20. Around the World 21. SugarMagnolias 22. Nita’s Random Thoughts 23. Nita’s Corner 24. Nita’s Ramblings 25. Batuananons 26. Thomas Web Links 27. Filipino Online Community 28. Thomas Travel Tales 29. Bohol Paradise 30. My Wandering Thoughts 31. Arts and Entertainment Center 32. Great Finds and Deals 33. Make Money Online 34. Entertainment News and Beyond 35. Erlinda’s Wandering Thoughts 36. TnT Kit 37. Aha Mama! 38. A Zone for Digiscraps 39. RazorianFly :] 40. WebGeek Journal… 41.All About The Memories 42. Spymama 43. Alamak OiOi 44. HasH’s Personal Blog 45. MommyAllehs Up-Close and Personal 46. All About Kawaii 47. My Photographic Sketch 48. Embrace Simplicity 49.WilStop 50. Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 51. Kidd Designs 52. Me,Myself+2 53. Anygen’s Journey 54. Ultimate Food Cooking Guide 55. Moments of My Life 56. Insights from the Grocery Cart 57.Beauty of Life 58.Jona’s New Life 59.Money Maker 60.Creations 61. Quicker8 62. The Daily Matters 63. Make Every Day Your Lucky Day 64. Triz Designs 65.Pinaymama’s Diary 66. A Mother’s Journal 67.Simple Life, Simply Me 68. Life Expressions 69.Asawa’s Love Book 70. Pinay in States 71. Blessings in Life 72. Thoughts and Beyond 73. Journey in Life 74. Tere’s World 75. A Mother’s Simple Thoughts 76. Tech Stuff Plus 77. Unique You 78. My Blogging Experience 79. Pinay dot US 80. My Blog Entry 81. Byaheng Pinay 82. A Pet’s Life 83. My Journey to Momhood 84. Straight from the Heart 85. Anything and Everything in Between 86. Living A’ La Mode 87. My Crossroads 88. A Beautiful Life 89. Race Corner 90. Moms… Check Nyo 91. Hailey’s Domain 92. Hailey’s Bits and Beats

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Tagging :

Maricel, Jen , Ruby , and Vina

My body wash I seldom use.

My soap for now..

Arlene, thanks!

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Some Rules:

1. You can include in the post a picture of your favorite soap or the soap you are currently using.

2. Please post this in the blog which you will add in the "blogs that joined." You can add unlimited number of blogs as long as this tag is posted there.

3. Please link back to the person who tagged you and pass this tag to many of your friends.

4. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.

5. Remember to come back here at Dancing in Midlife Tune (please don’t change this link) and leave the exact post url so I can add you to the master list as this is one way to help increase our rankings and improve our Technorati Authority. :)

6. Tag as many friends as you can.

BLOGS THAT JOINED: Dancing in Midlife Tune - Aeirins Collections - BiznHoney - Hailey's Bits and Beats

Soap Questions:

1. Favorite Soap: Oil of Olay and Dove (if budget allows!) or Safeguard soap
2. Facial Soap: Dove
3. Body Soap: Safeguard
4. Intimate Soap: PhCare Cool Wind
5. Laundy Soap: Tide with Bleach and Ariel (but this one is more costly)
6. Undies Soap: none in particular.
7. Baby Soap: Johnson's Baby Soap
8. Favorite Shampoo: Pantene or Head and Shoulders
9. Favorite Conditoner: Creamsilk Blue
10. Baby Shampoo: of course Johnsons

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Am passing this tag to:
Kap Marie

Have you heard about the science of stem cell technology? If you have not, read on cause this might change your life or a relative or even friends who may need it in the future.

It is evident that there are potentially life-saving stem cells which are contained in woman's menstrual blood. If you go over C'elle's site and view the different and up-to-date C'elle Client Testimonial, you will be amazed how stem cell revolution can help to possibly treat or cure different diseases like diabetes, hearts disease and even Alzheimer's in the very near future! Just by making the decision to buy the kit in order to collect, isolate and preserve menstrual blood for possible future use - the act can save lives in the coming days.

Can you believe that what is our body's supposed "waste" can be life-saving for others?

Sponsored by C'elle

"Describe my Day Tag" from Maricel Thank you, girl!

Here are the Rules:
1. List 6 things that describe yourself today or yesterday.
2. Add your blog to the list. Feel free to add all your other blogs.
3. Tag other online friends you know.

1. Woke up around 9 am.

2.Prepared hubby's clothes for his appointment. He left before eleven in the morning.

3. Errands, errands and more errands. Bought food supply and prepared breakfast then lunch before 11 in the morning. Was in a hurry cause my two younger ones are left on their own in the house...

4. Brought lunch to my eldest daughter's school at around 12:15 pm.

5. Homeschooling time for my two younger kids from 1:00 pm to almost 4:00 pm.

6. Had to do 2 loads of laundry.

7. Started dinner prep around 5 and was almost done by 6:30.

8. Took my bath then hubby came around 7 pm. Over dinner noises and highlights were shared, in between more noise, noise, noise.

9. Off to my Mama's house at 8 and tutored my niece till after 9 pm.

10. Blogged.


1. Stayed in the house most of the day and home-schooled my two kids.

2. Blogging was done as usual in between chores using PC at daytime (hubby is glued to the laptop at daytime!) and laptop at night (thanks to the wireless router in the house I feel more mobile when blogging!)
3.Went to my Mama's house and tutored my niece from 7:00 pm to almost 9:oo pm due to forthcoming exams.

Participants: GailAdi/Momeen/Emmyrose/Dennis/Dette/Jirl/Janny/Nanay Belen/Carol/ Something Purple’s cucina / Vanity Kit / Mind Bubbles / Stripe&Yellow / Something Purple / Em’s Detour / Spin180 / Wisdom City / MY Happy Place / IamDzoi / ClikTrik / I Love the Thirties /Ozzy’s Mom /Me,Myself+2/Kidd Designs/Fun|Fierce|Fabulous / Blogger Happy / Berry Scrappy / Everyday CHI / My Colorful World / Explore Manila / Random Thoughts / When SAHM-one Speaks / Deranged Insanity / Mighty in Spirit/ Straight from the Heart/ Momhood Moments/Hailey's Domain/ Hailey's Beats and Bits /


Working from home is such a fad these days!

Got this here


Monday, August 11, 2008

Tagged by Arlene and Shimumsy Thanks, sistahs! :)

Players: Ozzy’s Mom | Me, Myself + 2 | Kidd Designs | Fun.Fierce.Fabulous | Me and Mine | Little Peanut | Pea in a Pod | Creative in Me | Notable Bistro | Sugarmagnolias |Around the World | Random Thoughts | My Colorful World | Explore Manila | Me and Mine | Just Me Eds | Vhiel’s Corner | When SAHM-one Speaks | Aeirin’s Collection | Joys in Life / Republic of A |Hailey's Domain l Hailey's Beats and Bits

1. When was your first kiss and where?
- Is this a Slum book? LOL!

2. When was your first real relationship and how long did it last?
- I had one real relationship and it ended up with my marriage now. 2 and a half years of bf/gf relationship and then more than 11 years now as married couple. variety is not my key here! LOL.

3. What age were you allowed to date?
- there was no age limit but we were always told that before anything else, we have to attend to our studies first.

4. What’s the craziest thing you did (for love) when you were a teenager?
- there are a lot but not when i was still a teener...

5. How long was your longest relationship and what’s the secret?
- see number 2 answer. secret? fight well LOL. and get it over and done with, then talk about it. Acceptance is the key, i guess with no ifs or buts.

6. How long did you date before you decided to settle down?
- more than 2 years before the wedding date.

7. How did you know he was the ONE?
- we always hit it off, leveled kami - intellectually, socially and emotionally. sort of matched. then being quite opposite with our personalities helped to balance it off.

8. Now, at what age will you allow your kids(s) to date?
- maybe after 18!

9. When it comes to your kids dating, will you be a cool parent or a strict parent?
- I will never be a cool parent, it is just not me. sometimes i wish i am, but i wont be one.

10. What piece of advice can you give to your child when they start dating?
- that they do not have to do anything demoralizing or way out of morals, just to please others or be accepted. Valuing or respecting themselves are the best things they can give themselves cause others will follow suit!

Am going to pass this tag to:






Kicking Award!

Saturday, August 09, 2008

This award came from Liza. Thank you so much Liza!

Do you know any bloggers that kick ass?

Maybe they’ve got incredible, original content. Or they’re overflowing with creativity. Is it someone that helps you become a better blogger? Or a bloggy friend you know you can count on? Or maybe it’s someone who simply inspires you to be a better person… or someone else who sends you to the floor, laughing your ass off.

Whatever the reason may be, I’m sure you know at least a couple of bloggers that kick ass. Well… why not tell ‘em so?


* Choose 5 bloggers that you feel are “Kick Ass Bloggers”
* Let ‘em know via email, twitter or blog comments that they’ve received an award
* Share the love and link back to both the person who awarded you and back to
* Pass it on!

To get the code for the image you can go back to - don’t forget to link up the person who nominated you for the Kick Ass Blogger Club. :)

And now I want to nominate the following bloggers to the “Kick Ass Bloggers” You rock!



Imagine machines beeping from all around, clock ticking to the last minute. Then a booming voice fills the whole Earth to say:
"The earth will self-destruct in seconds - five, four... three... two... one!"
Then everything is gone in a split second.
Then human extinction happens! Unless we can do something and save humanity just like in the new free game Richard Garriott's Tabula Rasa which carries the line : Operation Immortality: Leave your mark. Save Humanity.. Like many online RPGs (role playing games) that my kids play, I also imagine how life would be in outer space or in another planet. These days, possibilities are endless when it comes to ideas such as living in outer space.

If this happens to us: what will you bring with you to wherever you are going or to the new planet? Why would you choose to grab such gadget?
I was caught off-guard with these questions, too. In fact, I had to think long and deep and settled to the idea that I will bring my laptop with me.
The first reason is I have stored plenty of my written articles in my laptop. Second, there are so many other things I can do with it unlike any other tools in the house, which have limited functionality. I just do not know if it will be as functional when I will be in another planet.


Sponsored by Operation Immortality

I love tags.

Do not get me wrong.

I love receiving them from blogger friends.Tag is one of the ways to get acquainted with the blogosphere populace.

Every now and then, i still feel the thrill when a blogger friend tags me. I feel special. And without batting an eyelash, i do tags very often.

Tags make my technorati explode and my blog rank soar. More than that, viral linking helps and hopefully, PR will follow suit, right? Who wouldn't want that? Not to mention that doing tags is one way to help each other's blog soar, right?

That is why I got shocked to discover a fact about SOME tags recently.

In one of the tags I did, i had a difficult time posting thus I asked my dear techy/web developer husband to do the codes. He does it on a Notepad and with few tinkering he was finished in a jiffy.

He was shocked to discover that most links of the bloggers who posted their links in that particular tag has "no follow" link. So what does that mean?

Will it make my technorati soar? Probably.

Will it affect my Alexa Rank? Hmm. Yes.

But will Mr. G. recognize the links when he does the spider crawl?

I doubt.

Big doubt.

Go figure.

Now, i just realized for those with "no follow" yes, they will benefit the tag because those who tag along carry their links...But what about for those who tag along them?

More doubts.

Go find out. This is interesting...

Nothing beats freedom.
Nothing will ever substitute the feeling of choosing, deciding and creating for yourself.
Do you agree with me?
That is why when decorating our own homes with drapes, or different window treatments, it feels so exhilarating to choose from my own range of taste without the hassle of time or travel wastage! I so love the idea that I get to select my own fabric, color and even freedom of open pricing. This way I can take my time from the smallest detail from my swags to the specific style of my valances, without the decorator's fee tickling!

Tagged by Rachel.I did this one already but I want to share our pic again. Here I am with my three flower girls!

Rules :

  1. Start Copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy“.
  2. Choose the photo(s) of you and your child(ren) that you would like to share in your blog, with a small story/explanation about when and where the photo(s) was/were taken.
  3. Add your blog name and url blog, then leave your url post in here. And I’ll add you to the Master List.
  4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.
  5. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.
  6. Master List :

    1.Juliana’s Site 2.Moms…..check nyo 3. 4. Residual Matters 5. So Cute 6.Pinaymama’s Diary 7. Beauty of Life 8. Point of View 9. The Callalily Space 10. Nyumix 11. Aeirin Collections 12. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires 13. Twerlermz’s Blog 14. My Virtual Journal 15. Capturing The Moments 16.Jenny and Belle 17. Just another day in sunny Florida 18. Pampered 19. Apple of my Eyes 20. Mummy Diaries 21. All about your child 22. Super Mae 23. It’s my party 24. In My home 25. LZMommy 26. All Natural 27. It’s a woman’s world 28. Rantings of A Woman29.ParentZine 30. Me and Mine 31. Dancing in Midlife Tune 33. mind bubbles 34. vanity kit 35. stripe&yellow< 36.Em’s detour 37. something purple 38. My Virtual Closet 39.Why Babie? 40. My Views On My So Called Life 41. BOTH SIDES NOW 42. Soulful Thoughts. 36. Hailey's Domain 37.38. Hailey's Bits and Beats 39. YOU!

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Diva-licious Me!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

I got this cute award from Arlene . Makes me really feel like a diva!

The button is a Flair created by Litzie!


1. Post the button in your blog.
2. Please link back the person that gave the button to you.
3. If you have more than one blog, please post this to all of your blogs so your other blogs can be listed to the master list too.
4. You need to pass the button to at least 4 people that you think are also divas in any way.
5. Come back here and leave your post url so you can be added to the master list and help increase our rankings.
6. Please add to the list below a reason why you love being online all the time.

Online Divas:
1. All Merging in the Path of My Life

2. My Big Picture

3. Walk on Red with Me

4. Supah MaMa Wannabe

5. The Stories of a Now SAHM

6. When Mom Speaks

7. Kathycot Cooking With a Twist

8. Me and Mine

9. Little Peanut

10. Pea in a Pod

11. Joys in Life

12. Dancing in Midlife Tune

13. Hailey's Domain

14. Hailey's Beats and Bits

Reasons why I am an Online Diva:
1. Litzie - It helps me pass time when I’m at work and don’t have any patient to attend to.
2. Yen- It helps me do what I like and love after a long day.
3. Arlene - It relieves me of my stresses especially the petty ones.

4. Hailey - I am me! when I am online, space is immaterial, and time is limitless!

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Am passing this Diva button to: