Saturday, June 28

Photo Hunt

Photo Hunt: Bright

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bright day in the metro

one bright day

bright lights at the Fully Booked bookstore

bright light used for a tv shoot in our home

bright kid....ha ha ha

Tuesday, June 24

Winning A War of Stealth

We are so proud to see BIL (the youngest general in the country today) on Time magazine. Actually he's been featured in numerous magazines here and abroad before. To show him how much we appreciate his work and all the help/support he's given my hubby and our family as well, I'm posting some portions of the interview.

Here's first few paragraphs of the article. Check the rest of the story here.

Just before dawn, residents of a small village on Jolo Island, in the southern Philippines, were woken by footsteps and muffled hoofbeats. Peeking out in the dim light, they saw dozens of heavily armed men marching past their houses. One was on horseback. With a pang of fear, some villagers recognized him: Khaddafy Janjalani, leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group and one of Southeast Asia's most wanted men. They had seen his face in posters advertising a $5 million reward for his capture.

Most of the villagers stayed indoors. But after dawn one man stole outside. He drove to the army headquarters in Jolo, the island's main town, where he alerted military officers to the terrorists' route and their likely destination. The next day a Philippine marine reconnaissance platoon ambushed Janjalani in his jungle hideout, killing the al-Qaeda-linked terrorist and delivering what authorities believe was a crushing blow to Abu Sayyaf's morale.

That operation took place nearly 22 months ago. News photos at the time showed the informant, code-named Chief, with his face blotted out, posing beside the $5 million cash reward. Most people assumed he was headed for a new life overseas, where the terrorists could not find him. But today Chief, wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap as his only disguise, is sipping a soda at the home of a Filipino general on Jolo Island, not far from his village where he still lives. For the authorities, Chief's decision to stay is one of many signs that Abu Sayyaf is on the run. "They suspect me, definitely," he says of the Islamist group's dwindling membership. "They have tried to kill me. But I never thought of leaving Jolo. I know the armed forces will protect me. And if I leave, the terrorists will suspect me more. They will come after my family." Chief says he doesn't regret what he did. "I didn't do it because of the money. I felt it was my duty to protect myself and other people. My motivation is peace."

Saturday, June 21

Dreams Do Come True

This is not news anymore for it happened few months ago, I just want to post this very heart-warming video of Charice Pempengco on Oprah show for my kids. As I keep telling them, indeed, dreams do come true. A fellow Filipino, the charming Charice is now conquering the world with her very powerful voice.

Photo Hunt

Photo Hunt: Water

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view of the Manila Bay water

water's too cold, kids retreating to the shore (Pagudpud Beach, Ilocos)

water from the Niagara Falls

water on the pool

the water shower at Serendra

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Wednesday, June 18

I'm Back....

After a week of absence in the blogosphere, I'm back. Been busy with my kids' schooling, have to go back and forth to their school, attend parents orientation (again), buy books and school supplies at National Bookstore, shop for Pio's new polo shirts and shorts plus additional undershirts and socks. Yes, Pio is going back to the traditional/regular school. After a year of home school, hubby thinks our only son should go back to a big school with lots of classmates. They're now 30 in his class. Besides, I couldn't handle home schooling two kids, my youngest Bea is now home schooling too.

I also attended another business opportunity conference with Reliv Company (dealing with health products) at the Hotel Intercon last weekend with my kids and my sisters. Will post about it next time.

So I would be juggling my time with 3 kids in school, home schooling, our business and house chores. I hope I'll still have time for blogging.

Here are some random pics I took, planning to use them for Photo-Hunt or Weekend Snapshot but never got the time to post in time.

Pio getting ready for the flag ceremony

Pio's 1st day in school, the youngest in Grade 1, he's only 5 yrs. old

Nicole on her last day of ice skating lessons at MOA

Gabbie with idol, Hannah Montana at SM

Architect Rachy Cuna's floral art work at the hotel lobby

Gabbie's Mickey on a hanger

the long queue at National Bookstore

Bea the Mannequin

my sisters Chic and Yae with Hotel Intercon's trusted guard-dog

Monday, June 9

Weekend Snapshot

For WS, see the random pics I've taken last weekend.

the goose and the ducks...our farm pets

our ducks have grown so fast...who wants one?

see how the mother hen protects her chicks...

rainbow on the sky

1st day

2nd day

3rd day- full bloom

Saturday, June 7

Photo Hunt: Bad Hair

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I took this pic at the pet shop in the nearby mall. My kids would like to buy him but told them he's not good for their health for they have asthma.

the pet on his bad hair day

Friday, June 6

Look of the Year

To be young and beautiful has its perks, one can join as many beauty pageant or beauty contest as they want until they get the most sought after prize, the crown. Or better yet, gorgeous ladies can try their lucks on the runway. Good thing there's the Look of the Year contest, open for smashing, lovely young women who has the x-factor. The prize is a whooping $10,000 plus a chance to do the catwalk in places like Paris, New York and Milan. Simply send your best pictures at and you're on your way to being famous.

Blueberry Muffins (Baked In A Microwave)

Blueberry Muffins


4 eggs

500g/ 2 cups white sugar

250ml/ 1 cup vegetable oil

5ml/ 1 tsp vanilla extract

900g/4 cups all purpose flour

5ml/ 1 tsp baking soda

500ml/ 2 cups sour cream

2 cups blueberries


1. Prepare baking cups with paper muffin liners.

2. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Gradually add sugar while beating. Continue beating while slowly pouring in oil. Stir vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, salt and baking soda.

3. Stir dry ingredients into egg mixture alternately with sour cream. Gently fold in blueberries. Scoop batter into prepared microwavable cups. Place the cups inside a tray, cover. Set the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

4. Let cool.

Wednesday, June 4

I Just Joined Bloggerwave

When I discovered the blogging world, I was so amazed by the blogs or sites I have visited, pictures I have seen and life stories I have read. Then I found out that it is so easy to make or set up a blog. I just followed about three steps, then minutes later I have my site.

I would write down in my small notebook topics that I should write about aside from my daily activities or memorable experiences in the past and of course my kids' milestone on their growing up years. Now that I have my online journal, I am overwhelmed with so many benefits I get from blogging. I get to meet new friends, see wonderful places online, learn new things and make money so easily. Yes, blogging also meant extra moolah for bloggers like me. That's when I discovered Bloggerwave, one of Europe's biggest advertising media. It gives bloggers opportunities to earn while enjoying the thing they so love to do which is writing or simply put, blogging. Signing up is as easy as setting up a blog. Check it out.

Sunday, June 1

La Mesa Ecopark...Picnic with Mommy-Bloggers

Last May 23, we, mommy-bloggers and our kids trooped to the La Mesa Ecopark (Fairview, Quezon City) to have our first picnic together. We were thankful it didn't rain that morning. Actually, we were all hoping and praying for a good weather. At the park, mommies feasted on pancit malabon, fried chicken, lechon manok, grilled daing na bangus, pichi-pichi, fish fillet, hotdogs, fruits and lots of chips. Our kids also went biking around the park. After we have eaten so much, we decided to go up to the Shell Flower Terraces. Up there we saw the La Mesa Dam reservoir. It's truly a wonderful sight. Here are some of the pics, the first three I took a week before the picnic, all the rest courtesy of Julie (Teacher Julie), Cookie (Scrooch Chronicles), Cess (Occupation: SAHM) and Chats (Imomonline). Mommy-bloggers Lynn (Everything and Then Some) and Feng (From Dusk Till Dawn) were also there.

paintball field

wanna go wall-climbing?

the boating lagoon...

the view, who would think it's in the city...

come on mommies, you can all make it to the top....
boy in yellow going downstairs is my son who went up again for the 2nd time

see, that's Cookie with her kid Gaby....and the view from upstairs
(Shell Flower Terraces)

resting and posing after climbing 130 steps....

kids on the log....

mommies with kids, all smiles (busog na eh, burp...)