Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy BIrthday Princess Ishi

Happy Birthday ISHI!!!!
Ishi was so happy this morning. She just celebrated her 4th Birthday in school. Just a simple celebration yet ISHI and US enjoyed it very much. Ishi enjoyed it starting with giving her invitations up to giving her giveaways. Yes it's just a simple celebration coz Montessori doesn't allowe party during school days. We just ordered Jollibee foods for the kids, teachers, mommies and some nannies, made some giveaways and her special cake - CUPCAKE tower I ordered from a friend. Kids enjoyed the cupcakes, Ishi enjoyed blowing her candles. Classmates enjoyed the giveaways while Ishi enjoyed giving them away by herself. This is really fun! How I wish we could do it every year. When we celebrated Ishi's first birthday I said to myself that we will only celebrate 3rd, 7th and 18th birthday, but look at me now celebrated her 4th birthday. Parents are really more excited than their kids. I myself is really excited! I love seeing her happy. I love seeing her enjoy her childhood. She really had a great time today so am I coz I can rest for a while now. Next assignment, Ethan's 3rd birthday. But before that I still have to shop for christmas gifts. I wanted to try gift items like terry bath robe, bath wrap or waffle bath robe but still has to consider budgets. Oh well....I'll just figure out it next time. I have to rest for a while coz my mind is really tired of thinking now. Just wanna say again HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my princess ISHI!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dad's Birthday Present for our 'Lil Princess

It's my daughter ISHI's birthday on November 14.....daddy can't wait to have her daughter's birthday wish granted. Last Wednesday hubby asked us out so we could buy her Ishi a gift already since he brought the car with him that day. We went to SM Makati Toy Kingdom. Ishi saw a lot of toys she also likes. She said she likes barbie doll, baby doll, baby stroller, Ezy roller, nap mat, personalized pillow cases and so many more! I really had fun looking at the toys, If only I could buy them all for my kids. But our budget is really not enough to have all of what Ishi wants. I also felt guilty for we didn't even buy something for our little boy. I think he understands that it's his Sister's birthday that's why she had a present. Ishi's birthday is kinda expensive even it's not actually a birthday party, it's only Ishi's treat to her classmates, teachers and some parents. I am so nervous already! I am so excited for my little girl. Tomorrow is her celebration in school while we don't have plans yet on Saturday, November 14, her real birthday. Again I am so happy for my girl! Happy Birthday Ishi!!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My "Princess Ishi's Diary" blog back to PR2 again!

Hooray! I'm surprised that My Princess Ishi's Diary blog is now back to it's lost PR2! What made Mr. G change his mind and give me back my PR? ehhehehe =) Whatever his reasons Thanks Mr. G! Now I can find more opps! Go Go Go and earn dollars baby!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween everyone!
I waited for this event but since I am so busy with so many different things, I haven't prepared for my kids planned costumes for this year's Halloween Parties. They were suppose to wear tinkerbell and peter pan costumes but I wasn't able to provide them that costumes. So hubby and I just brought the kids to mall and shop for costumes. My daughter Ishi chose to become a princess instead of tinkerbell while Ethan is Batman. Batman costume chosen by dad. I'll be posting pics as soon as I have more time. I can't wait to show them to you guys but you know I have to arrange and digiscrap them first ehhehehe =) Just wanna update my blog while downloading movies here. I am not in the mood to digiscrap yet oh gosh, please inspire me! How come I am not in the mood to digiscrap for a month now?! I have so many pending projects till now...hope to do them sometime! There are lots of promos now! Anyways, maybe because I am pre occupied with some other things that's why. Oh well, I guess I have to do more important things first, My daughter's birthday is coming so soon and I still have to prepare for that. Oh there are plenty of things to do....I need to relax first! Download more movies dad! Watching movies calming my mind from thinking! Next time I'll try game torrents! Oh yeah! I need to relax!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Busy....busy....busy...

Oh Time flies so fast and I didn't even notice that my daughter's fieldtrip is on Monday already! I have so many things need to do ....this coming weekend is another tripping day, no schedule yet but I am hoping to have one. And on sunday, we have to go to the mall to buy costumes for my kiddos. We were going to attend Halloween Party at their dad's office on Thursday. One more thing, I have to bring Ethan back to San Lazaro Hospital for follow up anti rabies injection again on Tuesday. Oh that's a lot of schedule. I can't bear them anymore! Multi tasking is my expertise but not this time. Being a Mommy is really a hard job! Oh well as if I do have a chance to back out! I love my kids and my husband so all I have to do now is to stay strong! After this schedule I am planning to go to Ilocos if my husband wants to coz I wanted to visit my Lola's grave as well as my Lolo who's been wanting to see us also. I hope we could visit him. After then I still have to prepare for Ishi's 2nd quarter exam moved on November 4. And then her upcoming 4th birthday to be held in school. No fancy celebration, we just want her to celebrate her birthday with her classmates. And if all those appointments were done....next in line is to look for gifts. I don't have time to shop this month...I am so pre occupied with so many things. Hope I could still have time to shop before christmas. I was joking with my friends if sex toys like vibrators is okay for them as a gift ahahhah! I am so sorry that was only for fun ofcourse I will not give them that kind of a gift coz that's expensive! ahahahahah! =0 Just kidding!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Starting to Make Christmas List?

Oh Gosh, time flies so fast and Christmas is coming again! I am excited during this occassion especially when I have kids already. I love wrapping gifts. I love giving gifts and I love it when my kids receiving gifts too! This year I wanted to buy gifts that are affordable yet usable. I will not buy toys this time. I think I'll be buying something that these kids will be able to use. I was thinking of pencil case, or notebooks but I think this will be boring for them. I also wanted bags so they can able to use it everyday. Have you tried stephen joseph quilted backpack anyone? They are personalized kids backpack, I think they will appreciate it than pencil case. How bout for mommies? Any suggestion? I was thinking of pillow case, oh that's not cool. How bout pouch bags? Some girls are not into it so I thought of laundry bag. Mommies need them right? Hmm...this is hard. I think I should make a list first. Anyway, I am not going to buy this month yet coz we have so much expenses.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Wedding Anniversary Get Away Plan

It's our 4th wedding anniversary yesterday! Nah, there's no such date as what you're thinking. He's in the office, I am in our store, but at the end of the day I am so happy that we're together. I asked him to pick me up at the store, then we went home together. We spent 'our time' watching our favorite series "smallville" and "heroes". As simply as that, I felt that we we're already celebrating it (in our simplest way). Actually hubby asked me to plan a vacation to celebrate (for the first time) our wedding anniversary. We can't plan this weekend coz we all know that there's another typhoon coming. So I am thinking to have it on summer or on semester break instead so we can have our long vacation with the kids. I love family outings. I love it when we're together. If only we could have a car, I'm sure we will travel every weekend! Oh I am so excited to have ours already. Hopefully next year we could buy one, used cars will do as long as it's in good condition. As for now I am researching low packages in any location in the Philippines. There are lots of promos but they still pricey for me. I think a friend's advice is right, we should try to go in any near place first. She suggested "Pagudpud", I am actually longing to go there then we can able to visit my Grandpa in Laoag after. I can't still decide so any suggestions? Thanks! Good day!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mommy Moments : That's my Favorite!

Aw Im so late again....I never had a chance to blog for 3 days because of Bagyong Ondoy. Last friday Ishi had her dental check up. I'm so thankful she cooperated with the dentist. She opened her mouth and the dentist had the chance to put a"filling" on her tooth that is aching for almost a week now. So for being nice and cooperative, I brought her and her brother to McDonalds. Yeah Mc Donalds, that's their favorite hang out. Mc Donalds with play land. They are really enjoying the slide and the food. They love chicken Nuggets, spaghetti and Fries. I am so glad that there's a new Mc Donalds Play land near our place that if ever my kiddos would like to play, I can bring them without my hubby's company. That's all for now! Happy MM everyone!

My Experience During Typhoon Ondoy

Last Saturday, My son Ethan and I went to San Lazaro Hospital because of the cat bite he got last Friday night. I have to bring him there because I wanted to have his anti rabies injection immediately. I know there is a typhoon that day, and I also know there would be no passenger jeeps but I still did try to get one. Thank goodness we did able to ride a jeep going to Monumento. But when we reach Monumento, most of the streets we're all flooded. We don't have any choice but to walk hoping we could get another jeep going to San Lazaro via JP Rizal Avenue. Sadly there were no more jeeps in the streets. Most of the vehicles I am seeing that time were private cars only trying to pass in that overflowing floods in the streets. So I carried Ethan and crossed Samson road to be able to go to LRT station coz that's the only ride available that time. The flood was very scary. I feel like the it's going to pull my feet. I am afraid for my Son if ever I slipped or something. But then thank God for He didn't let anything bad happen to us. So we rode LRT going to Bambang and then we just walked to San Lazaro coz it's between Tayuman and Bambang stations. Surprisingly floods are everywhere! I don't have choice but to walk in that dirty floods, all I wanted that time is to bring my Son to San Lazaro Hospital. I don't care if has typhoon as long as I can take care of my son and he's not getting into danger. When we reach the Hopsital I am already happy that my son has already given the needed injection. We have to return again on the 30th of September. When were about to go home, I didn't try to go home in Malabon yet for I know that there will be no way to go home. There are no Jeeps and even trucks coz the floods are really high. I just headed to my Aunt's house in 2nd Avenue Caloocan. We stayed there until Sunday morning. I thought that day is already end of the World. I was worried because my family is not complete. Me and Ethan was in caloocan and my hubby and daughter were in Malabon. I hate that scenario. I hate being away from my Family when there's a calamity like that. If I were not in Christian Family that day, I wouldn't be able to act strong. I will be worrying more if there is no more communications between me and my husband. God is really Good! I hope other typhoon victims will have faith also. I hope they're okay now. I know everything will back to normal soon. God Bless Us!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New 7*5 photobook from Artscow

I received my notification from Costoms this afternoon.

So I immediately took it from Central Post Office =)
I got these three items at a time =)


These wallets are only for 1.99 dollars each free shipping, so I tried ordering two, one for my sister in-law coz her birthday is on October. The other one is a gift for myself.


I also tried 7 by 5 photobook since it is also 1.99 dollars only for 20 pages free shipping. I love it. It's cute! What I don't like about it is that you can't design your cover. You just have to choose from their three plain colors for page cover. But I still love it! Love my kiddos pics!


I'm still waiting for the other ornament I ordered for Ethan. I never know what an ornament is, I thought I am ordering a pendant coz it looks like a pendant to me. I was amazed when I saw this....it's just a decor with a ribbon. I don't know how to use it butI love it coz Ishi's pic is in there. I just don't like the back pics coz it's too blurry.

Love personalized items like me? Try artscow too? =)

Mommy Moments : Treasured Pictures

Mommy Moments day! Hooray! This topic is hard coz most of the pics I had were all treasured. I love pics, every single pics that I took are all precious to me. Just wanna share some pics that I am really keeping all this time and I don't wanna loose it.


Remember this pics mommy Chris? Remember when Architect of Sweet..Pretty..NAughty offered us a free pop art made by her? I chose these pics of my two kids Ishi and Ethan. I love these pictures of them. I love all of their pictures hugging and kissing but these two are my favorite. Another reason why I am treasuring this is because, I love the way Architect did it. It's so colorful and I find it very nice talaga. I really wanted to print a copy of it sana it's just that, this pic that Architect gave me is too small. I wanted to request another one from her but she's too busy with her work and one and only sweet, pretty, naughty daughter.
That's all for now dear mommies! Share your mommy moments with us now! Happy long weekened everyone!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All My Friendship aWard!

Thanks Mommy Jac for this award. =)
The award implies:

Green: symbolizes the new buddies
Yellow : represents the guys who are always active
Blue : symbolizes the bloggers with PR
Platform Red : symbolizes that we are all equal and that we are brothers and sisters


I'd like to pass this award to:
all of my followers and visitors! =)
You're the only person who are always visiting my site even I am so busy for the past few months. =) Thanks! You are truly a blogger friend!

LIHAM NI NINOY KAY NOYNOY

August 25, 1973

Fort Bonifacio

11:30pm

Mr. Benigno S. Aquino III

P E R S O N A L

My dearest Son:

One of these days , when you have completed your studies I am sure you will have the opportunity to visit many countries. And in your travels you will witness a bullfight.

In Spanish bullfighting as you know, a man – the matador – is pitted against an angry bull.

The man goads the bull to extreme anger and madness. Then a moment comes when the bull, maddened, bleeding and covered with darts, feeling his last moment has come, stops rushing about and grimly turns his face on the man with the scarlet "muleta" and sword. The Spaniards call this "the moment of truth." This is the climax of the bullfight.

This afternoon, I have arrived at my own moment of truth. After a lengthy conference with my lawyers, Senators Jovito R. Salonga and Lorenzo M. Tanada I made a very crucial and vital decision that will surely affect all our lives: mommie's, your sisters', yours and all our loved ones as well as mine.

I have decided not to participate in the proceedings of the Military Commission assigned to try the charges filed against me by the army prosecution staff. As you know, I've been charged with illegal possession of firearms, violation of RA 1700 otherwise known as the "Anti-Subversion Act" and murder.

You are still too young to grasp the full impact of my decision. Briefly: by not participating in the proceedings, I will not be represented by counsel, the prosecution will present its witnesses without any cross examinations, I will not put up any defense, I will remain passive and quiet through the entire trial and I will merely await the verdict. Inasmuch as it will be a completely one-sided affair, I suppose it is reasonable to expect the maximum penalty will be given to me. I expect to be sentenced to imprisonment the rest of my natural life, or possibly be sent to stand before a firing squad. By adopting the course of action I decided upon this afternoon, I have literally decided to walk into the very jaws of death.

You may ask: why did you do it?

Son, my decision is an act of conscience. It is an act of protest against the structures of injustice that have been imposed upon our hapless countrymen. Futile and puny, as it will surely appear to many, it is my last act of defiance against tyranny and dictatorship.

You are my only son. You carry my name and the name of my father. I have no material wealth to leave you. I never had time to make money while I was in the hire of our people.

For this I am very sorry. I had hopes of building a little nest egg for you. I bought a ranch in Masbate in the hope that after ten or fifteen years, the coconut trees I planted there would be yielding enough to assure you a modest but comfortable existence.

Unfortunately, I had to sell all our properties as I fought battle after political battle as a beleaguered member of the opposition. And after the last battle, I had more obligations than assets.

The only valuable asset I can bequeath to you now is the name you carry. I have tried my best during my years of public service to keep that name untarnished and respected, unmarked by sorry compromises for expediency. I now pass it on to you, as good, I pray, as when my father, your grandfather passed it on to me.

I prepared a statement which I intend to read before the military commission on Monday at the opening of my trial. I hope the commission members will be understanding and kind enough to allow me to read my statement into the record. This may well be my first and only participation in the entire proceedings.

In this statement, I said: Some people suggested that I beg for mercy from the present powers that be. Son, this I cannot do in conscience. I would rather die on my feet with honor, than live on bended knees in shame.

Your great grandfather, Gen. Servilliano Aquino was twice condemned to death by both the Spaniards and the American colonizers. Fortunately, he survived both by a twist of fate.

Your grandfather, my father was also imprisoned by the Americans because he loved his people more than the Americans who colonized us. He was finally vindicated. Our ancestors have shared the pains, the sorrows and the anguish of Mother Filipinas when she was in bondage.

It is a rare privilege for me to join the Motherland in the dark dungeon where she was led back by one of her own sons whom she lavished with love and glory.

I ended my statement thus: I have chosen to follow my conscience and accept the tyrant's revenge.

It takes little effort to stop a tyrant. I have no doubt in the ultimate victory of right over wrong, of evil over good, in the awakening of the Filipino.

Forgive me for passing unto your young shoulders the great responsibility for our family. I trust you will love your mother and your sisters and lavish them with the care and protection I would have given them.

I was barely fifteen years old when my father died. His death was my most traumatic experience. I loved and hero-worshipped him so much, I wanted to join him in his grave when he passed away. But as in all sorrows, eventually they are washed away by the rains of time.

In the coming years, I hope you will study very hard so that you will have a solid foundation on which to build your future. I may no longer be around to give you my fatherly advice. I have asked many of your uncles to help you along should the need arise and I pray you will have the humility to drink from their fountain of experiences.

Look after your two younger sisters with understanding and affection. Viel and Krissy will need your umbrella of protection for a long time. Krissy is still very young and fate has been most unkind to both of us. Our parting came too soon. Please make up for me. Take care of her as I would have taken care of her with patience and warm affection.

Finally, stand by your mother as she stood beside me through the buffeting winds of crisis and uncertainties firm and resolute and uncowed. I pray to God, you inherit her indomitable spirit and her rare brand of silent courage.

I had hopes of introducing you to my friends, showing you the world and guide you through the maze of survival. I am afraid, you will now have to go it alone without your guide.

The only advice I can give you: Live with honor and follow your conscience.

There is no greater nation on earth than our Motherland. No greater people than our own. Serve them with all your heart, with all your might and with all your strength.

Son, the ball is now in your hands.

Lovingly,

Dad

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mommy Moments : Hat Day!

Happy Mommy Moments Everyone!!! I tried to finish my entry early so I could visit some mommies who are also participating this meme. I always tend to finish and submit my entry so late. Hope I am not late this time!

I was again having a hard time thinking where could I possibly get a photos with a hat of my kiddos. I have lots of pics in my portable hard drive and I need to browse them again before I could finally look for their photos. Good thing krispy kreme doughnuts gave my kids a hat the day we ate there in Trinoma last Friday and watched UP movie. (We actually end up watching UP in SM North because UP movie in trinoma is available only in 3d cinema. My kids don't like to watch with some sort of eye accessories).
My kids don't like hats that much. They just love to have a hat but they don't want to wear them. When the crew of Krispy Kreme gave the hats and the balloons to them, I immediately took a photos of them even I was at the counter that time because they will surely remove it after few minutes.

Here's the latest "hat day" pics of my kiddos:

ETHAN @ Krispy Kreme

ETHAN @ Krispy Kreme

ISHI and ETHAN enjoying Krispy Kreme Doughnuts =)

Hope to share more stories and milestones with you guys!!! Happy Mommy MOments!!!

I WON in Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary Contest!

Hooray!!! I received a message from Chris of Mommy Journey today telling me this message "congratulations! you won!". "Whoa", that is my first reaction. I can't believe I won again for the second time in Random Org. contest in blogosphere. Actually this is the third time I won a contest here but the first one is not chosen randomly, we were challenge to comment 100 comments a day until the due date and I really did pursue that contest until I finally become 1st runner up and win fabulous prizes! The second time I won is thru random org.. I was very surprised then because that was my first ever winning that chosen randomly. And again, I did enjoy my prizes that has been shipped from US to Philippines. This time is another surprising news! Did I really won? OMG, I'm sorry if I am Over reacting here but I am really happy that I won a contest again! I feel very very lucky! =) Thanks Chris for having this contest! Happy Anniversary to your blog and More POWER to you!!! God Bless!!!

Just wanna congratulate all the winners too of Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary Contest:
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Hooray for all of us!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mommy Moments : Dress Up Day

Catching up with you guys... I'm here again posting my entry soooo late lols =)

Here's my entry for the week's theme - Dress Up day!
I love dress up times...I love costumes! Just wanna share my kids last Halloween Parties and costumes. They were wearing Mickey and Minnie costumes. It was in SM North, Huggies Diaper Halloween Happenings and they both won Best in COstumes =)


Ishi taking her FREE make up and hair color =)


Ethan's turn =)

That Halloween was Ethan's latest dress up day while Ishi just had her Filipininana costume =)



Now I have to look for new costumes for up coming Halloween this year. I am planning to have Tinkerbell for Ishi and Peter Pan for Ethan. Goodluck to me! =)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Parent - Teacher Conference

Hubby and I attended our first ever Parent-Teacher Conference last Saturday. This is our first time and we were both nervous to see her report card and what the teacher will say about her performance for the past 2 and half months. The teacher said Ishi is in 11th out of 14, I was a bit sad but after teacher told me about her attitude in class, I feel like the problem also lies in me. The teacher said Ishi was so playful, she is not listening to what the teacher was saying. Teacher said Ishi has potential but finding it hard to pay attention. I was a bit disappointed with some of the topic in her exams though I didn't reviewed her, I know for my self that she knows it but when I saw the results, she got it all wrong! I tested her again if she really doesn't know the answer but she answered correctly that time. I think she was just lazy doing it. I wanted to develop her concentration this time but I don;t know how, anybody who knows what to do? Oh please give me some advise. I really wanted to give her a gift because at least she passed my 80% and above quota for her exam but I was thinking if she deserves it or not. I was thinking of buying her a toddler backpack or a insulated lunch tote. She also wants a bid princess doll but If possible I don't want to buy her toys again. I also love to buy a nap mats and remove out rubber mat at home already. But before that I have to figure out first how to develop her concentration so she could focus in school. It's really hard to become a Mom here. Gosh please, anybody help me!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Mommy Moments : Name Game

I'm back again! I don't wanna miss this week's theme. I also wanna share how we came up with our kiddos names. First of all, these are my kiddos in their latest picture....

My daughter Elisha Freya on her Filipiniana costume taken just today.

My son Ethan Franz's latest pic taken this month

I love giving names to newly born kids, I actually gave all of my nieces names when I was still single. During that time, choosing names seems so easy for me coz I can easily pick names for my nieces. I gave them these names : (my brother's daughters) Aliyyah Gayle, Alynnah Grace and Alyssah Mae; (my siter's daughter) Jeszerie - combination of the parents name Jeffrey and Jessa. When I got pregnant to my first born, and had a chance to know that she is a girl hubby and I asked each other if we have any names in our head. I actually had lots of name in my mind during that time but I found it not perfect for my first child. I wanted it something unique so I thought of combining my mother in-law's name with my mom and my name but most of my close friends didn't agree with me espaecially my husband. I tried looking again for another name, I decided to find some names in norse myth book. I found so many interesting names but hard to spell so I end up with FREYA - a norse goddess of love. Finally hubby agreed with the name so he just added his chosen name ELISHA - inspired from a foreign artist's name meaning God is Gracious. That's how we came up with ELISHA FREYA. My second born was named ETHAN FRANZ. His name was suppose to be Elijah Frey sounds like his ate's name Elisha freya. Elijah is also a biblical name and Frey is Freya's twin brother (in norse myth). But since we don't want people to get confuse with their names, we decided to change it to ETHAN FRANZ still has an initials of E and F. The whole name was given by my husband, since it's a boy I did let him chose. ETHAN was inspired from a movie Mission Impossible character Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and FRANZ was supposed to be France but he just modified it a little. It's really hard to choose a name, you really have to make sure you're giving a name that they will surely love. I am now thinking of another name with initials of E and F if ever we have another kid again someday. Want to share your Mommy Moments with us? Join HERE!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mommy Journey's 1st Blogversary!

Whoa! Sorry Chris for joining so late...medyo busy pero sa September 10 pa naman so habol ako. Mommy Journey is one of my favorite site among all sites I am visiting. I am proud to be a blogger coz I have met friends like you. I have learned so many things from this blog and from the author - Chris. Happy Anniversary to your blog and more successful years to come! God Bless!!!


Come and Celebrate with us! Here's how to join....

Just write about this blogiversary celebration at your site.
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And Win these fabulous prizes:
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blogspot makeover by Momgen Designs
4000 EC credits from Nishas world and baby Alisha
2000 EC credits from Dorothy's Vineyard
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1000 EC credits from Worth's Road
1000 EC credits from Mouth's Delight
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from There is Happiness
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Twins Happiness

2nd winner
blogspot customized template by Web Blog Designs
$5.00 from Thoughts and Obsessions
5000 EC credits from Simple Happy Life
2000 EC credits from Bitz n Pieces of My Life
2000 EC credits from Empowered Mom
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from Also Mommy
125 x125 ad space for 1 month from TH Corner

3rd winner
5000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from The Mommy Journey
2000 EC credits from Inhale... Exhale...
2000 EC credits from Just the Tip of the Iceberg
$5.00 from Inspirational Insights
125x125 ad space for 1 month from iluvcontest
125x125 ad space for 1 month from another contest

4th winner
3000 EC credits from Chuchie's Hideaway
2000 EC credits from Honeysweet Learning Center
2000 EC credits from WhereAbouts
$5.00, 1000 EC credits and 125x125 ad space for 1 month from Just About Anything
125x125 ad space for 1 month from Sherry Contest
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$5.00 from Our Family Story
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My 4th and 5th Photobook were here!

After waiting for almost 2 months my photobooks were finally arrived. I ordered these photobooks last July 1 and 4. I am expecting them to arrive late because they were 100 pages and the other is 60 pages, but not as super dooper late as this. But it's okay coz I already have it and I love it! =)


These are my lovely photobooks: "Christmas and New year" and "Super Ethan Turns One"

Busy Preparing for Ishi's Lingo ng Wika Costume =)

Tomorrow is La Cabecera's Linggo ng Wika program. Junior Casa (Nursery) where my daughter Ishi belong is going to dance "Carinosa" and their going to wear Filipiniana Costume. I already visit Bayan ng Malabon and looked for a costume. I already had a sando and kimona. There are lots of "saya" there but I don't want the floral designs they were selling so I bought my own cloth and I will make my daughter her "saya" on my own. I also did look for a "tsinelas" but I can't find her size so I just bought a big size and repaired it myself.

Now, I have to set Ishi's body clock to wake up at 6 am coz the program is 7 in the morning and this is gonna be a big problem! I am having a hard time waking her up in the morning. I hope we could wake up early so we can participate in the program, coz if not, Ishi's costume is gonna be useless. So good luck to us tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tired yet Excited for My Siomai Cart Opening Tomorrow

My Siomai Cart I have franchised last July is finally going to start tomorrow, Thursday, August 20, 209(if God permitted). No more hindrances, no more buts, no more delays. I really really wanted to start it eversince I have already picked up this cart. I am so excited at first but when I started to buy things I'll be needing and when I started to panic because I still don't have my location, I am really nervous for almost two weeks thinking about it. Aside from me being nervous about it, I am also nervous due to two separate reasons like last week it's my daughter Ishi's exam (I didn't able review her that's why I am so nervous) and It's my brother's wedding (I am the wedding planner). That is really a hectic schedule and multi-tasking I've ever done in my life. But I am happy coz my daughter's exam turned out okay even If I didn't reviewed her and my brother James and sister-in law Abby was finally married. Hooray for me! I am so proud of my self(Oh please let me brag, just for now coz I am really so tired)! And tomorrow will be another accomplishment for me if my opening day will be successful. Oh please God help me tomorrow. I have to sleep for now for tomorrow is gonna be a big day for me =) Night everyone!

My Logo


My Opening Flyer

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

It's daddy's birthday yesterday! He renewed his driver's license and didn't go to work. We didn't celebrate his birthday yesterday for he is about to celebrate his birthday tonight. Some of his friends were coming here at home. It's just a simple celebration. I don't know how to cook so I just ordered some miki bihon at Judy Ann's Crispy Pata and I'll be picking it up later. I asked my mom to cook fried chicken and lumpiang shanghai. I will also try to have some menudo. We are so busy this day because it's also my brother's wedding to be held at kentucky fried chicken at 2 in the afternoon. We have to go home at 5 in the afternoon so I could still prepare for my hubby's birthday celebration. I am so busy the whole week organizing these events. Hope everything will turn out okay. I am thinking of buying some cake later. My kids would love it if their dad have a cake and a candle to blow. They are more excited than the celebrant. Oh well hope to finally finish all of these events, my next assignment after this will be my cart. I have to set it up already and have it all started. So daddy, happy birthday to you! Kids and I wishing you a good health. Hope you fulfill all your dreams and goals in life. We wanted you to have the best in this world. Hope he could also experience new things like attending golfreisen in any kind of golfkurse and even shop in any golfshop in this world. I know daddy has so many dreams for himself and for us. So for now daddy, we have to stay healthy so we could still do such things in time.

Friday, August 14, 2009

House Finder Philippines now House Finder Realty

Finally, after waiting for almost a year, my House Finder website has it's own domain now. My husband finally chose a web host for our website. It's really hard to find a web host. We really wanted an affordable yet reliable web hosting for our business. We only chose Joomla for template (thanks to Mommy Online for introducing us to joomla). I think my husband is loving it already. He doesn't need to consume his time making our website if we can just encode datas in joomla having a ready template. He didn't teach me yet how to use joomla coz I think it's more complicated than blogspot. It's more on for Pros like my husband who is more knowledgeable in computer thingy. But i have to study it also because I am the one who's going to update it regularly. Hope our realty business will bloom now that we have our own website now. I actually have a blogspot account of this but we change the name a bit. From House Finder Philippines to House Finder Realty. It's not yet open to public for we haven't encoded datas yet. Hope you visit our site sometime.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Brother's Wedding

Tomorrow is my Brother's wedding and I am very nervous because I am the one together with the help of my cousin Joan and uncle Pastor Tres organizing this event. It was just a simple wedding but I am really nervous for I really wanted my brother to have a nice yet simple wedding. I am very happy for them that finally after having three kids, they were getting married tomorrow!
I am still thinking what to do today, did I miss anything?

Here's the list that I have done:
1. Make Invites and distribute them
2. Order CAKE
3. Tarpaulin lay out by cousin JOan - printed already!
4. CD's for give away - I have aready burned songs and my cousin printed stickers for cd cover
5. VENUE - KFC (wedding ceremony and reception in 1)
6. Buy wedding rings

Here's the list that I have not done yet:
1. Buy Balloons for center table

Oh my God, I am so nervous for tomorrow (August 15, 2009). Hope everything will be fine and turned well. I will be going to the venue tomorrow early because I will be the one to decorate the place. Oh, Gosh sana matapos na ito! =)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mommy Moments : What a Mess / Part of the Family / Gotta Wear Shades

Hello there mommies! Been absent for 2 weeks =( I really wanted to catch up those weeks but I am really having a hard time looking for pics especially now that my pics were not in my laptop anymore. They were already transferred to our portable hard disk, so in order to look for pictures I have to get my hard drive first and that is one hassle thing for me (lazy me). I am doing so many things this past few weeks that's why I can't spent more time blogging.
I am so glad I remember to do my mommy moment entry today....so here's my entries.....ta....dan......

Have to Wear Shades
My kids love to wear shades. I also love seeing them wearing one.

My Daughter Ishi

My Son Ethan
Me and Ishi

What a Mess


This is my son Ethan, he loves to put a lot of powder in his face. My kids love to do this every time they would be able to get the powder from our closet. My closet is always so messy when this happens. Talking about real mess, my kids are very messy. They Don't know how to pack away their toys. They love to throw their toys all over our room. I have to clean their mess everyday before their daddy comes home. Sometimes I don't wanna buy them a toy already because they don't really know how to return to their proper places. Even their stuff, like their bags, books, crayons and everything. I love to buy them new stuff but I am always disappointed because I often see their stuff on the floor, sometimes in our terrace. I am actually planning to buy them new bags like in stephen joseph backpack particularly their stephen joseph quilted backpack and some kids nap mats for travelling. But that was only a plan yet. Hope my kids would learn how to pack away their stuff after using.


Part of the Family

Chloe is our pet cutie doggie. She's like a sister of my kiddos. She is their playmate and sometimes their punching bag. They love to wrestle Chloe, they love to hug her and play with her. She is part of the Family.



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Ishi's First Quarter Exam Tomorrow

My daughter's exam is tomorrow already, I haven't reviewed her lessons to her yet because I am really having a hard time teaching her at home. She is not listening and keeps on playing and watching TV. I wanted to review her lessons but I feel like I am forcing her already if she really doesn't want to review, I don't want to force her, so sometimes I am thinking of other way of reviewing her. Hope she finish her work tomorrow. I am really nervous until now I just don't know why. I will not expect anything from my kid, I want her to enjoy her schooling but I can't stop feeling this way. I am really nervous. Let's just hope she gets good grades. I also said to my daughter that if she gets good grades I will give her some gifts like stephen joseph backpack or stephen joseph quilted backpack. I am still thinking of other rewards for her like kids nap mats or any personalized stuff. Enough for toys coz she really has plenty of toys already. For now, i still have to try teaching my kid and refresh her lessons. Giving her exercises and activity is more effective to her than just reviewing.

Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Yes It's my birthday last week and I am posting it so late now coz I've been very busy for weeks until now. Just wanna share how happy am I during my birthday. As we all know August 5 was declared Holiday by the president because it's our late president CORY AQUINO's burial and that is also my BIRTHDAY! I am of course sad for President Cory is really saying goodbye that day, still I did watch live coverage of her burial until six in the evening. We're supposed to go to the mall because kids wanted to go to McDo's Playhouse but the weather is really not good so I decided to just buy some cake and take out some Jollibee foods. I asked my family to wear yellow for pictorial (as you all know I love pictures) because aside from it's Cory's color, it's also my favorite color. My kids enjoyed blowing of candle, they also sang Happy Birthday song for me. I am so happy because my family is complete on my day. Hoping to have more birthdays with them! I am not dreaming of any material gifts, I just wanted my FAMILY complete and in good health always. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Better Half Tag

Thanks for remembering me JACRIS and passing this tag to me.....

I would like to dedicate this to my husband for his upcoming Birthday! Love you Dad, this is for you! =)

THE BETTER HALF
1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
- Basketball

2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
- none

3. What's one food he doesn’t like?
- None

4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order?
- Kung anu inorder ko...gnun din sya =)

5. What shirt size does he have?
- Small or Medium

6. What shoe size does he have?
- 7

7. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
- My Sandwich...I mean my invented toasted sandwich with butter, scrambled egg and sardines =) He LOves it!

8. What would he eat everyday if he could?
- Pritong Galunggong

9. What is his favorite cereal?
- Wala pero he likes OatMeal.

10. What would he never wear?
- multi-colored shirts

11. What is his favorite sports team?
- Kung nasaan si Iverson

12. Who did he vote for?
- I don't know yet.

13. Who is his best friend?
- Lawrence Peregrino and Me

14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do?
- Wala pa naman...tolerable pa naman lahat ahahahah =0

15. What is his heritage?
- Filipino

16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake?
- I don't know how to bake pero I want to learn, If ever I would bake him Mocha lang kasi ayaw nya ng matamis eh!

17. Did he play sports in high school?
- Basketball

18. What could he spend hours doing?
- Reading News or watching Baskteball in the net

19. What is the unique talent that he has?
- Hmm He's very Talented but I don't remember any Unique one ehehehe

20. What's his type of coffee?
- He's not drinking COffee

Now I would like to pass this to :
Enchie, Chris, Online Mommy, Clarissa, Seiko, Mary Ann, Pehpot and Yami

My Brother Is Finally Getting Married

My Brother Jessie James is finally getting married, atlast, after having a three kids with her long time live in partner Abegaile, their finally gonna make it legal. We as his family really wanted him to get married already. But there are some reasons why they weren't married yet until now. We came from a poor family, my brother didn't finish his college that's why he doesn't have a permanent job. He's only a contractual crew that can't afford to finance even a simplest wedding. My Mom doesn't have a job and I already have my own family so can't help him with such things anymore. We were actually planning it for a long time but the big problem is MONEY. If only I could have enough money to finance his wedding, I will. But my income in only enough to help him with his kids schooling and some other important matters with regards to his kids needs. Thank God, my Uncle Junior gave him some help. Now we can start planning and try to look for other sponsors for other things to be needed in the wedding. I think God will help find a way. My brother and my sister in-law to be were done with their marriage contract application and seminar. All they have to do is get rest, take care of their children while I'm organizing their wedding. Good luck to me!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Our Little Treat for our Selves on Our Birthdays!

Hooray! Happy Birthday to me on the 5th of August and 14th to my hubby! Hay, ang tanda ko na! I'm turning 28 na and hubby is 27 palang! Parang kailan lang when I gave birth to Ishi 24 palang ako...habang nadadagdagan ang edad ni Ishi parang feeling ko tumatanda na ako lalo ahahahha! =) But it's okay coz feeling ko habang tumatanda ako mas nagiging masaya ako sa piling ng mga anak ko at sa asawa ko! Mas tumatanda mas madaming natututunan, mas dumadami ang experience mas nagiging madali para sakin ang pagsabak sa buhay.
Minsan lang kame mag celebrate ng birthday ng hubby ko simula nung nagkaanak kame, hindi na kame naghahanda di kagaya nung mga dalaga't binata pa. We used to celebrate our birthdays ng sabay with our friends. Pero ngayun, we we're celebrating our birthdays with our kiddos and with a cake siyempre dahil excited ang mga kids mag-blow ng candle sa cake =) This year we don't have plans yet, bahala na kung anu ang dumating. Surprisingly dad asked me to go to a parlor near our village. He wanted to have a footspa for himself. He asked me if I wanted a footspa too, pero sabi ko wag na perahin nalang nya ahahahah! Pero siyempre kaka bore naman sa parlor kung sasamahan ko sya dun na walang ginagawa so I chose to have a hair spa. Relax lang ng onti....masaya ako hindi dahil sa hair spa, masaya ako dahil magkasama kame ng hubby ko sa parlor. Parang Date na sakin yun! =) I love it when we spending time together alone, without the kids. Though mas masaya ako pag kasama ang kiddos namin pero iba pa din pag dalawa lang kame. This is again, a memorable birthday for me.
Happy Birthday to us Daddy, hope to celebrate more birthdays with you! Thanks for being my Husband and father of my kids. I love you very much! Mwah! =0

Friday, July 31, 2009

Dad's (Bonus) Gifts to Our Kiddos

Daddy just got his performance bonus...hooray for I am actually worried last week because our budget is very budgeted! Thank God He gave us this blessing, some for our savings (for our condo Processing fee), some for my kiddos needs that we cannot afford to buy if we only rely with my husband's salary and some for hubby and I's Birthday this August. We're not going to have a party, we just wanted to celebrate our birthday maybe with the kids and with some close friends. We are not going to buy any material things except for our kiddos. I bought (using dad's money) my daughter some blouse coz most of her tops do not fit to her anymore. I also bought (using dad's money...again) my son a black pair of shoes for his uniform. I am so happy I bought them what I really wanted to buy for them last week. I just can't buy them that time yet because I don't wanna spent all our money and left nothing for emergencies. You know how important it is to save money for emergency (even though we don't like them), that's why I am really thankful to Him for this blessing! God knows how much we need it! Hope to have more blessings to come this year =)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Done with My 10th Photobook =)

Yeah, you heard read it right! I have finished my 10th photobook, 7*5 61 pages entitled "Daddy in Finland". I supposed to add it on artscow latest promo, 1.99 for 20 pages and the next order will be 4.99 still free shipping. But since the pages turned out that long....my budget is no longer enough for it. I am planning to have it printed soon if there are new promos again. For now, I still have to work on my 7th and 8th photobooks first. My 4th and 5th orders aren't shipped yet, I am so excited to see it already! Hope to have them soon! =)




Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Artscow Crazy Offer

Hi guys! I received another crazy offer from artscow last weekend.... a 7*5 photobook of 20 pages for ony 1.99 FREE shipping!!!! I didn't waste time and hurriedly tried one. To my dismay I forgot that I only have 1.50 dollars in my paypal account, what a bummer! Even I finished my 7*5 photobook in a short period of time, useless coz I will not be able to order it yet, though I have nothing to worry with the expiration date for it will last until August 15 and my collectibles from paypal will be ready by Aug. 8. I still had time....but I can't wait for another 1 week to purchase it....thanks to my kumareng Julliefer for offering some help ehehheheh =) I think she totally understand my situation! Ahahahhah! Thanks Mare...pay you soon! She also loves photobooks it's just that she has no time for it.
Now, I want to share my 9th photobook project.....PLAY TIME @ TIMEZONE! Yes this is my 9th photobook project but my 7th and 8th aren't printed yet. I still have to work for those two. I just wanted to try this new product of artscow.....


7*5 Front Cover

Preface

and some of my fav pages ....



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