Friday, November 30, 2007

blog buddy

Whow! Christmas is really so near , tomorrow is December 1, just 24 days to go before christmas! I feel so thoughtful, especially with the award given by Jesse!

Thanks so much sis for this! This is my 1st award this Christmas month! :)

So, now I'm giving this to all of " My Daily Reads ". You are all my blog buddies! :)

aj's binky

Like many parents, I thought that AJ's pacifier was a lifesaver -- at least at first. Every time he wakes up and cries, just pop-in the pacifier and he's fast asleep, good for me but definitely a bad habit for my baby. I'm afraid that he won't break his binky at age 2.

He had his pacifier since he was 3 months. His pedia advised us to give him a pacifier, for him to break his frequent feedings. He was asking for milk every hour and just vomit everything after. His pedia advised us to limit his feeding hours by 3 hours interval with the help of this pacifier. Since then, he never stop sucking! And sometimes it was quite bothersome 'coz he is so dependent on his binky, to the point that he can't sleep without it!

Let me tell you an "inis" story about his binky.

Sometime this year, we spend a night at my parent's house. It was 11:30 pm when everybody in the house was asleep, Aj woke up crying. Our usual ritual, we feed in some milk bottle , then he will stop crying and continue to sleep. But unfortunately after he finished his bottle, he's still awake and crying.

Next step was to pop-in his binky- his pacifier. I tried to reach in thru our pillows, where we usually place his binky every night, but I could find it. I tried to wake up my hubby to help me find it. But still, no pacifier was found. Aj was hysterical! We tried to soothe him by cradling and sang to him his fave lullaby but still he was crying! As in loud!My parents woke up because of that and headed to our room. They helped us search for the binky but wala parin, it was past 12 na and Aj was still awake and crying.

Our desperate move, my dad and hubby went out to look for a pacifier! hay, it was terrible. We were so puyat and I was so worried of Aj. They came home before 12:30 am and have a pacifier in their hand, we immediately sterilized it and gave it to Aj, in just minutes Aj was down asleep! Gosh!

That morning, Aj woke up with a baggy eye because of his unending cry. Then, we wondered, where did his pacifier go? We tried to search again and finally found out where it is. The pacifier was in my daddy's bag! Gosh, que horror! It fell when we arrange the bed sheet and na shoot sa bag ng daddy ko.. Andun lang pla, hindi ba nakakainis yun? hay, ang pacifier nga naman, nakakaaddict! :)

question tag from Rosemarie

I was tagged with a question tag before but since it’s a different question I will answer it. Thanks Rosemarie for this one. :)

Rosemarie: What do you think is the best achievement you had in your life?

My best achievement as a woman so far, was the day I become a wife to Adrian and a mother to Aj. Everything change when they entered my life, especially when Aj came out, its was a whole lot better. Its like, my womanhood is complete! Seeing them healthy and happy is MY reward.

this week's friday's feast

What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride?

the caterpillar :)

How do you react in uncomfortable social situations?

I rather leave the whole social thing

On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics?

I rate it as 7

Main Course
Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to?

No, no plans of having it

Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television?

I usually work 8 hours a day, so approximately 20 hours a week :)

blogs I like

Marlene just tagged with this meme. And I was so flattered that I'm one of the blogs that she admire, here's what she said about my site. :)

Eds Her blog is as friendly as she is! Her blog is like a halo-halo special, with stuffs from scrapbooking to mommy-ing :)

Thank you so much sis! I really appreciate it from the bottom of my heart! :)

Anyway back to the meme stuff, lol!

Here’s the rule: To list blogs that I admire and what’s on those blogs that keep me coming back for more. Then pass this tag/award? to fellow bloggers.

So I am passing this to the following blogs I like…

Mich - My blogging day won't be complete if I haven't paid her blog a visit. I love reading her posts about her family, especially about baby Alex and her LO's. She is btw, one of the most friendliest blogger I've known here in our blogging world. :)

Shabem - Also one of my daily reads. She was like my short-mentor when I was starting, I think she was also my first visitor at my blog. Anyway, I really love the format and the design of her blog. I also love reading her posts and the cool pictures she shoots with her son. Also, I really love all her scrapbooking stuffs and LO's! :)

Jean - It's not that she was my classmate back in highschool (St. Scho), Its just I love reading her interesting posts and the way she speaks and expresses herself. Her blog is as smiley as she is! :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

links from the past

Thank you so much Joey for this tag!:)


1. Posts 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given below.

2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

3. Don’t forget to read the archived post and leave comments.

Link 1 must be about FAMILY "A Sunday with My Precious"

Link 2 must be about FRIEND "Reminiscing"

Link 3 must be about YOURSELF "Moments To Cherish"

Link 4 must be about YOUR LOVE "Its a Date"

Link 5 can be ANYTHING YOU LIKE..."Filipino Blog of the Week Award" (my 1st nomination) :)

Now, I'm tagging Jona, Mich, Marlene, Thira and Sarah

crocs shopping

Yesterday, I went to the mall for some window shopping. :) I thought of giving Aj a footwear from crocs, as one of his gifts this christmas.

Upon entering the store, I saw kaagad this cutie
kids crocling mickey camo. Kasi ba naman naka display sya sa harap, lol! :) Pero other than that, this crocling really got my attention. Feeling ko ang cute tingnan kay Aj db? Look oh! Pang-cutie tots tlga..

** side view **

Then suddenly, I saw another crocling - kids crocling camo, cutie din cya, I love its color and the camoflauge design, feeling ko bagay na bagay din sya kay Aj, db db? :)

** side view **

Hay, can't decide what to buy? I only have to choose 1 as per hubby :)

You guys, alin sa dalawa ang mas cutie? Help me naman oh...

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

an award from mich

The "Be The Blog" was awarded again by Mich to me.

Thanks so much sis!

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

2 things about me

Another tag from Darlene. It's all about two things about me

1. Two names I go by: Eds and Lyn

2. Two things I am wearing right now: office uniform - blouse and pants

3. Two things I want (or have) in a relationship: I would agree with Darlene - Respect and Trust

4. Two things I like to do: Blogging and spending my day with Aj and my hubby

5. Two things I want very badly in this moment: cash and cash! lol!

6. Two things I did last night: watch tv and sleep

7. Two things I ate today: adobo and rice

9. Two things I am doing tomorrow: go to work and blog

10. Two favourite days of the week: saturday- because its close to my day off & sunday because its my day off!

11. Two favourite holidays: Christmas and Valentines Day

12. Two favourite beverages: coffee and frap

13. Two things about me that you may not have known: I'm a shy girl and I think I'm good in sketching :)

14. Two jobs that I have had in my life: Accounting Clerk and an Admin Officer

15. Two movies I would watch over and over: Moments of Love and 300

16. Two places I have lived: San Matias and Dau

17. Two of my favourite food: chicken fingers and chocomudslide forever!

18. Two places I would rather be right now: home and mall :)

Anyone can also grab this tag! :)

4 things about me

I was tagged by Denz . Thanks for this tag bro! :)

Four things about me that you may or may not know in no particular order.

A) Four jobs I have had in my life and what country: All in the Philippines : Acctg. Clerk, Admin Asst, Admin Officer and Entrepreneur

B) Four movies I would love to watch with: 300, moments of love, conair and faceoff

C) Four places I have lived: All in the Phils - dau, san matias, magalang, florida

D) Four TV Shows that I watch: Marimar, La Vendeta, PBB & Kamandag lol! :)

E) Four places I have been: Bagiuo, Pangasinan, Bolinao, La Union (north lahat)

F) People who e-mail me (regularly): jobstreet, friendster, blogger, ebay

G) Four of my favorite foods: cakes, pasta, chocolates and sandwiches

H) Four places I would rather be rightnow: home, mall, home, mall

J) Things I am looking forward to thisyear: christmas, new year, great life and fortune next year :)

Now anyone can grab this tag, just tell me. :)

need to update

So much to do this week!

I haven't update my blog for some days now, I had some tasks to do and need to finish them asap.

I have lots of message in my chat box that I haven't responded and some blogs that I haven't visited. But will try to sneak for some tags that you guys passed and do some visits as well.

Anyways, see yah around guys! :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

kitten friendly blog

Thira gave me this cutie award for my blog as the Most Kitten Friendly Blog Of The Year.Thank you so much Thira! You just made my day! :)

" Kitten Friendly Blog "

I'm passing this award to Mhay, Shabem, Pretty, Melisse, Joyce, Era

5 things

Jesse just tagged me. Thanks sis :)

5 things found in my bag
make- up kit
coin purse

5 things found in my wallet
atm's of me & adrian
credit card
pictures of my family
business cards

5 things found in my room
my books
some of Aj's toys

5 things I've always wanted to do
run a business of my own
do some sporty stuff
be a stay-home-mom ( w/ the business at the side)
cook, as in be the best cook ever for my family :)
learn how to drive

5 things I'm currently into
books (how to take care of Aj)
thinking how to earn more

5 people to tag for this:

Sunday, November 25, 2007

my birth month

Rosemarie, Jesse, Kelly & Abie just tagged me with the birth month. Thank you so much sis! :)

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth.
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 12 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you've done it!

Here's mine birth month:

My Birth Month

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover

The Twelve Month

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.
APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.
MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.
JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

Now, I'm passing this tag to Ivy, Roselle, Mari, Sarah, Yen, Ann, Darlene, Annie, Diane, Lira, Kris and Kathycot

Saturday, November 24, 2007

weekend sked

Saturday, still a working day for me and my hubby. After work, we'll have some frap at Starbucks.

Sunday will be our last day at my in-laws house, so we will wake up at around 5:30am for an early travel.

Upon arriving at our house, we'll try to catch the next mass available.

Then off to the mall for some pasyal for Aj and shopping for my family and for me ofcourse bwahahaha! I'll spend my whole day with my baby and hubby and have some quality time together. I just hope the weather will be fine this sunday.

Finally, I'll try to make my christmas list this Sunday evening.
Have a Great Weekend everyone! :)


I'm really excited! My hubby just ask me out again later and it will be his treat again, lol! I was craving for starbucks' mocha frap since last week, when I did Peachy's tag -"comfort food". hehehe.

Hopefully, we'll go there later. Atleast it will be a quick zip and bite, for us to go home early and catch AJ still awake.

Friday, November 23, 2007

my baby boy

Time flies so fast!

I mean, last time I remember, I was so tense of giving birth. But now Aj will be at his 16th this coming month.

Well, I'm really scared that my baby boy is going to be a big boy really soon! :( It's not that I don't want my baby to grow, its just that I'm afraid that I will miss more of his milestones and moments, especially that I'm not a stay-home-mom!

I actually got the "growing old" idea when I saw this pics :)

My baby really loves anything with wheels and by the way his acting here in his pics, he looks like a big boy na db?

Hay, hope I could spend more time with him and capture all our precious moments.

"Be The Blog" Award

The "Be The Blog" was awarded by Thira to me. This award just brighten up my morning sis! Thanks so much.

"Be The Blog" award is presented to a successful blogger, one who can "be the blog" - making it their own, staying with it, interacting with the readers, and just plain having fun."

Now I'm passing this award to Nice, Peachy, Trinity, Mich, Jean, Vina, Yvette, Jane, Annette, Arlene, Darlene, Jona & Marlene

booster shots

AJ just got his booster shot yesterday and he was just ok. Though he cried when the nurse did the shots. Good thing he didn't suffer from any fever or whatsoever. Thank God! :)

no friday feast today

No feast this Friday.
The chef is taking a break this week to celebrate Thanksgiving and stuff. :)

Thursday, November 22, 2007

my christmas list ?

I make it a point that every christmas, I shop for a gift for my loveones (my family, inlaws and friends), eventhough they won't give me a gift in return, its the spirit of giving that counts. " Db ang sarap ng feeling pag-ngbigay ka at na-appreciate nila ang binigay mo. "

But the prob is, till now I don't have my christmas list. Last year kasi I was on a rush-shopping, as in a few days nalang ang christmas dun plang me ng shop ng gifts hehehe, crammer ! :)

As in I don't know what gift I'll buy and sino-sino and worst wala ka na tlgang mabili maganda. Well, I don't want history to repeat itself, that's why one of my " virtual resolution " was to have a list and shop as early as possible! But till now wala pa! lol! :)

sneak in some veggies


The Makeover: Whether you're ordering in, heating it up, or making it from scratch, top your pie with flavor-packed nutrient-boosters like chopped tomatoes, red peppers, broccoli, and basil leaves. Aim for about 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vegetables or fruit (pineapple makes a great topper) per slice. Bonus: This is a great task for a mini sous chef hankering to help in the kitchen.

Expert Tip: If you opt to make your pie from scratch, use a whole wheat crust and low-fat cheese. "Or try mixing parmesan or white cheddar with your basic mozzarella," says Sarah Krieger, RD, a St. Petersburg, Florida-based dietitian and spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. The stronger flavor of those cheeses means you can get away with using less.

Chicken Fingers

The Makeover: Balance out this typically fried dish by serving healthy sides. Instead of greasy French fries, make your own baked sweet potato fries -- they're packed with vitamin A and also provide some fiber if you leave the skin on. "Keep some sliced veggies on the table too," advises Krieger. "If they're out there, your kids will inevitably munch on them."

Expert Tip: For healthier chicken nuggets, skip the premade stuff. Instead, dip chicken breasts or tenders in egg wash (a mix of egg whites and skim milk), then in seasoned bread crumbs or crushed corn flakes. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees F. for 20 minutes.


The Makeover: Whipping it up from the box? Then just add some frozen mixed vegetables, like cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots, which help to boost this high-fat, low-fiber entree. "Don't assume your kids won't like it -- everything tastes better when it's doused in cheese!" says Krieger. In fact, a recent Penn State University study found that using "stealth vegetables" -- hiding them in sauces so that kids don't automatically recognize them -- helped boost preschoolers' veggie intake and slash their calorie consumption significantly compared to those who ate pasta without extra vegetables tossed in.

Expert Tip: If you're doing the from-scratch thing, make your dish even healthier with whole wheat pasta and low-fat cheese. Try flavor-packed cheddar instead of processed American.

Hot Dogs

The Makeover: For a natural way to serve up veggies with this summertime staple, prepare your dogs Chicago-style -- topped with pickles, tomato slices, onions, and peppers -- on whole wheat buns. Or you can try serving a brocoslaw salad, a healthier take on traditional coleslaw that uses shredded broccoli in addition to cabbage and carrots. Look for a prepackaged bag at your local market, and mix in a low-fat dressing instead of mayo.

Expert Tip: "Be a food label maven," says Neville. "There are so many options out there, so pick hot dogs with the least total fat and saturated fat per serving."

Spaghetti & Meatballs

The Makeover: "Marinara sauce is a good start," says Neville, "But you can doctor it up by mixing in a can of antioxidant-packed diced tomatoes before heating in a saucepan." Then toss in shredded carrots, chopped mushrooms, and onions to beef up the veggie quotient even more.

Expert Tip: "Because of restaurant super-sizing, we're used to eating meatballs as big as a fist," says Neville. Instead, give mini-meatballs a go. The portions are more age-appropriate and easier for little kids to handle, and chances are you and your hubby will eat a bit less (and cut back on calories) too.

Grilled Cheese

The Makeover: Add a slice of lean ham or turkey and a couple of tomatoes before grilling for a quick way to pack this simple sandwich with more protein and veggies.

Expert Tip: Skip the butter (it's high in saturated fat). Instead, brush the pan with unsaturated canola oil, which is more heart-healthy.

Peanut Butter & Jelly

The Makeover: PB&J is a natural fit for add-ons like bananas and apple slices, says Neville. You can even try skipping the jelly entirely (most commercial jellies are sugar-packed empty calories) and loading the sandwich up with fruit instead.

Expert Tip: Regular peanut butter has extra sugar and may contain artery-clogging trans fats and saturated fats. So buy natural peanut butter and serve it on whole wheat bread. Kid won't part with his go-to grape jelly? Look for labels that say "low sugar" or "fruit only."