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I am late for this week's theme for few hours. I just couldn't skip the hunt for I wanted to post my kids pics as my choice for the theme.
my youngest kid Beatrice
Nicole at 4 yrs. old/ Gabbie at 2
my only son
my first-born, soon to be a teenager
Sunday, August 31
Wednesday, August 27
My bet Senator Barack Obama with his chosen VP candidate, Senator Joe Biden.
How the President Gets Elected
1. Candidate announces plan to run for office. - This announcement launches the candidate's official campaign. Speeches, debates and baby kissing begin.
3. Caucuses and primary elections take place in the states. - Caucuses and primaries are way for the general public to take part in nominating presidential candidates. At a caucus, local party members gather to nominate a candidate. A caucus is a lively event at which party leaders and activists debate issues and consider candidates. The rules governing caucus procedures vary by party and by state. A primary is more like a general election. Voters go to the polls to cast their votes for a presidential candidate for delegates who will represent the candidate at the party convention. A primary election is the main way voters choose a nominee.
4. Nominee for President is announced at the National Party Convention. There are two primary political parties in the U.S.- the Democratic Party and the Republican Party. The main goal of a national party convention is to unify party members. Thousands of delegates gather to rally support for the party's ideas and to formally nominate party candidates for President and Vice President.
After the convention, the second stage of the presidential campaign begins: the election campaign. In this stage, candidates from different parties compete against each other as they try to get elected President.
5. Citizens cast their votes. - Presidential elections are held every four years on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November. Some Americans think that when they cast their ballot, they are voting for their chosen candidate. Actually, they're selecting groups of electors in the Electoral College.
6. The Electoral College casts its votes. - Every state has a number of electors equal to its number of Senators and Representatives. Laws vary by state, but electors are usually chosen by popular vote. An elector may not be a Senator, Representative or other person holding a national office.
In most cases, the electoral votes from a particular state go to the candidate who leads the popular vote in that state. The winner takes all system can produce surprising results. On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December, the electors cast their ballots. At least 270 electoral votes are required to elect a President.
7. The President is inaugurated. - On January 20, the President enters office in a ceremony that is known as the Inauguration and takes the presidential oath.
Sunday, August 24
Posted below are pics taken during the first Coke Party for Bloggers, the Pond's Event (introducing the age miracle cream) and the 2nd Coke Party for the Awarding of Winners on the Coke video blog contest, which I attended. And I can say I really enjoyed attending the Coke events which gave me a chance to bond with fellow bloggers. It's also great to see friends in San Miguel, together with Taste Asia, they provide good food and overflowing drinks (kidded that they should have ordered to moi, am wholesaler of San Mig beers, he he). And of course, am drooling over the very yummy ice cream cake which they served during the 1st and recent Coke events.
ice cream cake
more drinks, thanks to San Miguel
our take-home during the 2nd Coke event
chicken cordon bleu
cases of coke zero were given away to each guests
during the 1st Coke event last June
checking the tone, during the Pond's event
Pond's Institute staff checking my skin's moisture
bloggers watching the band
red carpet entrance to Taste Asia
Thursday, August 21
Sunday, August 17
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the artist in the family, posing by the colorful wall decor at Kid's Village
Gabbie's work thru Microsoft Paint
another painting by Gabbie
Saturday, August 16
Tuesday, August 12
Got this from my mail...
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
NEW OFFICE POLICY
1) You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary.
2) If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
3) If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise.
4) If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays.
Lunch Break: (Love this one)
* Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
* Normal size people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
* Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.
Monday, August 11
Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon pics
Max and Emme pics- $6 Million
Reported Rate: $4.1 Million
Sunday, August 10
- ask her about her past employment history, the kind of work she did before and the reason she left her employer. If possible, ask her the name of her past employers. Ask for references. Check them out later. Or if possible an NBI clearance. Another friend’s two kids were kidnapped by the nanny and her boyfriend. Good thing our friend, knows where the boyfriend lives. They were able to get the kids, and luckily they were not harmed. The couple landed in jail.
- ask her about her educational attainment, so you’ll know if she can read labels (warning signs, instructions, etc.), can count money (had one who doesn’t know, she often came home with short change). Ask her what she will do if the child suddenly has fever? Or assess if she can be a security risk to the family.
- ask her about her family. I had one helper whom I discovered, during our occasional chats, has suicidal tendency and actually tried to commit it when her hubby cheated on her and one of her kids died. Good thing, she decided to leave before I could tell her. She said she missed her children.
- look at her grooming, check out her fingernails. Remember, the yaya would be responsible for your kid’s hygiene. Common rules include that she has to use alcohol before touching the baby or preparing her milk/food. The hair should be tied back always. Of course, she should take a bath daily and brush her teeth as well (if you can, provide toiletries for her). I also tell them they can’t wear shorts or spaghetti strap blouses in the house. There are times, I let them wear a uniform when we go out.
- Inform her of her responsibilities and your house rules, ask if she’s willing to follow them. If not, scout for somebody else.
Friday, August 8
White says there are five things women can look for to tell if a guy is ready to take the plunge:
He has to be capable of love:
Rodriguez said that's "also an argument for not getting hitched right away when you're just falling in love."
He's able to accept imperfections:
"You can't," White agreed.
He has to believe in commitment:
He's positive he can be the man. He wants to be the provider:
Does White think it's worth sticking it out if your guy is on that path?
He's tired of playing around:
"And maybe they might wind up proposing to whoever they happen to be with at that time," Rodriguez said, "which is so frustrating for the girlfriend before!"
"Sometimes," White concurred, "you're the one who's in the right place at the wrong time with him, and the other girl's wondering. 'What did I do wrong?' "
On occasion, White said, it's OK to give the guy an ultimatum.
And, if there's still no proposal at that pint?
Then, White said, you have to "put your money where your mouth is."
Posted by Wenchie at 11:52 AM
Thursday, August 7
Magnolia Low Fat Chickendog Chicken Carbonara with Spinach and Basil
250 grams linguine noodles
1 tbsp. Magnolia Gold Lite
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc. medium-sized onion, minced
6 pcs. Magnolia Low Fat Chickendog,
sliced into ½” in length
1 small can button mushrooms, sliced
2 cups Magnolia Low Fat Milk
1 pc. hotdog bun, cut into cubes
20 pcs. spinach leaves, cut into strips (chiffonade)
8 pcs. basil leaves, cut into strips (chiffonade)
parmesan cheese , shaved
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Melt Magnolia Gold Lite in a pan. Sauté garlic and onion. Add Magnolia Low Fat Chickendog and mushrooms over medium heat until tender. Add the hotdog bun until golden brown. Stir in milk and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the spinach and basil leaves for 1-2 minutes until leaves begin to wilt. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the mixture on the cooked pasta and add parmesan. Serve hot. Makes 5 servings.
* Calorie per serving: 230 cal.
*Serving size: about 1/2 cup
There I'm done. To my mommy-blogger friends, what's your answer on this meme?
Sunday, August 3
Saturday, August 2
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one fine day
slightly dim clouds, pic taken at Tektite Towers
Friday, August 1
nice cameras huh...
mommy-bloggers taking pics
taking more pics
Mommies Chats, Cookie, Feng and moi
Mommies all smiles before devouring the food
(Wenchie, Julie, Lynn and Cess)
seafood ceasar supreme
- N'Awlin's Classic Platter- a combination of garlic sausage, grilled cajun chicken and baby shrimps sauteed with bell peppers and mushrooms. Served on a bed of rice pilaf and corn salsa.
margherita-fresh slices of tomatoes with mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Garnish with fresh basil leaves.