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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Celebrate the Good Times myspace graphic comments

Put on your hat because it is time to celebrate! For the coming year of 2009. I welcome it with so much dreams and filled with joy. I don't want to make any New Year's resolution as I am bad following it. But I am thinking of improving myself, become more productive and embrace all the challenges that will come my way.

I thank God for the good health and wonderful blessing He showered me for the past years. I am so grateful for everything. This New Year, show some love and be a blessing to other people. Take time to contemplate on so many things. I wish everyone a wonderful New Year!

Expired Tooth

I have had a dentist appointment for 2 consecutive days. But all they have to do is to check my tooth, the x-ray to see if there's an infection (and there was!) and give me prescription medicines that I am going to take for a week. My dentist said, they have to call me after a week and will check on how I am doing. I have been suffering from pain for over a week now. I just can't take it anymore. I have been taking my medicines regularly to stop feeling the pain.

I have been thinking about 3 options. I can have a major procedure which is the root canal, tooth implant or if I want my tooth to be taken out completely. I know it will cost me a fortune. Besides, my health insurance will not cover my dental procedures. It is not cool at all. I am contemplating on getting a pearly white dentures so that I will never ever feel the pain again. Am I ready for it?

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

To See is To Believe!

The husband has been complaining about how ugly and worn his prescription eyeglasses. I guess it is time to change and buy a new one that is suitable for him. Just recently, I went to visit the site of my beautiful friend - Noryfel. She posted a picture wearing her new and affordable pair of eyeglasses from Zenni Optical. I did not know she has been wearing eyeglasses until I read her post about the prescription glasses she got. She said that she would order more pair of glasses in the future because the frames and quality of the eyeglasses impressed her.

You can never go wrong at Zenni Optical. You can choose from their wide variety of Holiday frames online. They are colorful and stylish. They offer stainless steel, monel steel alloy, memory titanium, pure titanium, plastic or acetate and aluminum full or half rim frame, In fact, I already pick my favorite pair of frames that will look good on me and appropriate to my facial size. Therefore, if you are looking for a fashionable, nice and cool prescription eyeglasses, visit Zenni Optical's website now and believe to their high quality product at a reasonable and affordable price. Seeing is believing!

Monday, December 29, 2008

My Blog's New Look

I can't believe it! Until now, I just can't imagine about the new look of my blog. From a very dull polka dots layout to a fabulous and glamorous layout! I am just so happy to let everybody know about my blog makeover. My other blog - A Place of Reflection got a makeover too. There's no need to be jealous with the other bloggers who have nice blog layout. I got my own unique design. I told Ivy - The Designer's Chic, what I want for the design of the header , the colors and how my blog will look like. She carefully manage everything including my demands. I really appreciate all her work. She did a very good job designing my blogs. Thank you girl for a job well done!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Single and Fabulous

I know that some of you have best friends to call. I do too. It may take longer time before you and your best friend will have a connection but it will be worth it. Building a wonderful friendship is not an easy task. It will take time before you will understand the true concept and meaning of real friendship. You will have to consider being trustworthy, honest, understanding, loving and caring. For me, the real meaning of friendship is accepting the person no matter who she is or what she do without any prejudices.

It was the year 1999 when I met someone who became my wonderful friend. Of course, there's always a first impression until you get to know the person. She's very decisive. What you see is what you get. She can be very loud sometimes but that's fine with me as I can be loud too. She's a person with a strong determination and to top it all, she's a very demanding person! She's really organize and neat with all her things and that's what I like about her. I think I know everything about her. I know her favorite color, favorite food, favorite brand for purse and I also know her sorrows.

She know that she can be bitchy sometimes if someone will provoke her. She's been my good friend for 9 years and counting. Our friendship has been tested through the years. It is not really hard to please her. Just be yourself and eventually, you will get her trust, love and honesty. I miss her company. I miss spending time with her.

Note: This is not a paid post. But I accept complimentary gift(s).

Saturday, December 27, 2008

What Utensil Are You?

You Are a Spoon

You are a well rounded, balanced person.

You are friendly and welcoming. You get along with everyone.

You are easy going and laid back. You don't have any hang ups.

Non judgmental and accepting, you are a comfort to people around you.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Freezing Christmas

On the day of Christmas, hubby Winn planned a Christmas getaway. We went to Devil's Lake, which is north from our town and about 100 miles from our house. As we were driving going to the lake, we have seen some poor pheasants looking for some food in the cornfield. The cold wind was blowing onto my face and I can really feel how cold it was that day. We drove downtown Devil's Lake. All business establishments were closed as they celebrate also for the Christmas day.

We drove on a frozen lake. Driving on a frozen lake was a little bit scary. I was thinking that the ice will break and will go under the ice. Imagine, my husband's truck is heavy and I don't think I can swim in very cold water. We met some people who enjoyed ice fishing. After driving on a frozen lake, we went to Spirit Lake Casino and Resort to grab something to eat. They serve a buffet inside the casino. I lost a buck playing the slot machine. Pretty much, we did enjoy our simple Christmas getaway. We had fun and stuffed!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas! myspace graphic comments

Merry Christmas everyone! Hoping that your Christmas wishes do come true. Special wishes for a happy holiday and a bright new year for everybody. I want to thank God for all the blessings He gave me, for my family and friends. The good health we have and nice friends around. I want to thank all my friends also who gave and sent me Christmas thoughts. Thank you very much and may we all have a wonderful Christmas!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wishing on a Falling Star

Now that I am back to the blogging world. I have so much things to catch up. On the other hand, Jerlalou from San Diego, CA sent me a tag. This is a cute stuffed teddy bear. Thank you for this one girl!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hubby List Tag

Until today, I can still remember how I met my husband. It may be funny, wonderful and unique as I call it on how everything started with a single word called LOVE. Jerlalou and Donabel forwarded me a tag. Thank you girls for remembering me.

Winn and Me at Disneyland, Hong Kong
  • Can you remember the day you first met your hubby? Certainly!
  • When was that? (doesn't have to be specific) September 13, 2006 at 11:08 PM
  • First impression. Too old for me, sweet and definitely a very nice man
  • Were you attracted to him? Yes, I like him being more matured.
  • Were you friends before he became your bf? Yes, in the state of calling and writing each other.
  • What was the sweetest thing he did for you? When he brought me, my mom and my 2 sisters for a 3-day cold getaway in Hong Kong last December 2006
  • What are the things about him that you are thankful for? I am thankful for him for being so patient even if I am so stubborn sometimes. He goes to Catholic church with me even if he's a Baptist. He cooks food and does the chores when I am sick. He loves me more than anything in this world.
Winn and Me during our Engagement Party

*Now the rules are simple!

1. Pick your sweetest picture when you were still friends and post it on top of the questions and answers.
2. Another pic now that you are together post it after the questions.
3. Share to how many friends you like.
4. Enjoy doing it.
5. Let your hubby read it too!

It is time to share this tag to Jacy, Chrissy, Jenneth, Jocelyn, Adin, Noryfel, Marynoll, Roche, Ann Christine, Vannie and Janeth Vicy

Monday, December 22, 2008

How Thankful Are You?

You Are 78% Thankful

You are a very thankful person - for both the big and little things in life.

Your optimism is powerful. Getting through hard times is fairly easy for you.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It Is Good To Be Back!

Yes! I am finally back from blogging. I was really bored. I keep on thinking what's happening with my online friends. I can't even visit my friend's blog nor write my own blog. But now I am back. It will take time to visit all your blogs but I promise that I will be patient enough to read all your post.

What did I do during the time I was gone? Well, I stayed home for almost 2 weeks. I watched movies which I never expected I can watch them. I got my flu shot together with my husband. My husband and I attended a Christmas potluck in town. Thank you for the support of my husband who can't stand looking at me being bored. Now, I got my new ISP (internet service provider) and it is better than my first internet service provider. It is faster and reliable. I can do anything with it. Now, I don't have to worry about what's going on to the internet world because they are just a click away from my fingers. Thank you for visiting my blog even if I wasn't around for almost 2 weeks (December 8 to December 19). I know some of you have been patiently visiting my blog to drop entrecard (EC) and now, I will return the favor. Thank you once again!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Adobo Chicken Wings with Lemon

Adobo Chicken Wings with Lemon (without the garnish)

Since I didn't make it to the Christmas party last Sunday in Fargo, I was planning to bring Adobo Chicken Wings with Lemon on this coming Christmas potluck party in town. It is going to be my first Christmas party since I got here. Adobo is one of my favorite Filipino dish, be it pork or chicken. I think I already mastered cooking adobo since I have been cooking it for quite some time now. My husband loves it too. Sometimes I cooked it with a twist just like my Adobo Chicken Wings with Lemon.

Here's what you need:
  • chicken wings
  • 1 can of Sprite
  • 3 whole lemon (get the juice)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 white onion (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon of Chinese 5-spice powder
  • ground pepper
  • iodized salt or sea salt
  • spring onions

Adobo Chicken Wings with Lemon (with the spring onions and sweet onions garnish)

  • Marinate the chicken wings with 1 can of sprite and lemon juice overnight. Sprinkle ground pepper and salt to add more taste. You can also add 1 tablespoon of Chinese 5-spice powder but optional.
  • Heat pan with a mixture of olive oil and canola oil. Saute garlic and onion then put the marinated chicken wings. Let it simmer for 5 minutes. Sprinkle ground pepper and salt to taste.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of soy sauce. Note: for the soy sauce, you can add more according to your taste.
  • Let it simmer for another 5 minutes then add 2 tablespoon of Chinese 5-spice powder and mix it all. Let it boil until the chicken meat is done. Turn off the fire and you can add the spring onions after boiling.
  • Or simply add spring onions on top before you serve them. You can garnish sliced lemons on top of the chicken wings.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What Kind of Swimsuit Are You?

You Are a Bikini

You love warm days,
and you don't shy away from the beach.

You're confident enough to not worry about how you look...
but you're not a brazen show off either!

You feel sexy and young at heart - especially during the summer.

You are classic and chic.
You rather own one designer swimsuit than a dozen cheap knock offs.

Monday, December 8, 2008

No Longer in Service

Today, the 8th of December, my internet service will no longer be active together with cellular phone. This means to say that I will be absent for a few days blogging and visiting your blog. It will not take a long time for me to be away. I just need to secure another internet service for me to continue blogging and doing my thing over the internet. Of course, internet is one of the ways I communicate with my family back home and my friends online. I wish it will not take too many days before I will be active again here.

For now, I am leaving you a message so you will know about the notice. But I will be back. I promise to visit your blog as soon as my internet service is active again. I will take time to drop you an EC and read your blogs when I get back. When I get back, I will have my new internet service provider, a new phone and a new phone number. Thank you very much and happy blogging!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Below 10 Degrees

Standing on a frozen lake

I didn't go to the Christmas party. It was freezing 7 degrees early this morning when I woke up around 6:30. Maria called me around 8:30AM and told me that she will not go because of the weather. It was snowing the whole day. If we will drive for an hour and a half going to Fargo, it would be hard for us because of the short distance visibility. It was all white and foggy. So, Winn and I decided to go to church around 10:30AM.

Some people enjoying ice fishing

After the mass, we went to Pipestem Dam where there's a big frozen lake. I couldn't imagine standing on a frozen lake and the snow are falling. It was windy at that time and the snow was blowing to my face. We saw few people enjoying their ice fishing. My husband said that he wants to try ice fishing before the winter time is over. After playing and walking in the snow for a little bit, we went home and had a great meal.

Are You Ready for an Adventure?

It was in my Elementary years when I first experienced my first adventure. I was a Girl Scout back home. In my early years, I experienced how to survive away from home. There is a time that we made a fire out of bamboo and cooked eggs in a paper bag. It was tough. I learned self-discipline, being courteous, being obedient and hard work. I also enjoyed hiking in the mountains, the river and the falls. I always told myself that I should always be ready for everything, even just for small things. From then on, I have had few wonderful memories of my adventures. I love the outdoors!

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

What Kind of Shopper Are You?

You Are a Discount Shopper

You love to get things as cheaply as possible.
You live for sales.

It's partially because you like to save money,
but it's also because you like the thrill of finding a fabulous deal.

Of all the types, you tend to shop frequently but rarely by.
You keep an eye on prices.

Brand names are not that important to you.
You know how to have style without collecting designer tags.

Friday, December 5, 2008

What Will I Do?

After calling the customer service of both my cellular phone and internet service, I have been thinking what will I do after they will cut the service on the 8th of December . I will have no phone and my internet days are over for a while. My friends can still reach me through the land line phone number I gave them. And I wonder what's the feeling of not having a cellphone for a few days, maybe a month or so. I don't know yet.

We didn't know that our contract from our previous service provider was over when the biggest telecommunication company bought them. We could have change another service provider if we just knew about it. Maybe because we are just too busy about moving last year and this year, we have moved again. Yesterday, we are so lucky to get some information that we can cancel and change the service if it is not giving us a good quality service. I have been complaining to my husband that the signal of both my cellular phone and internet service was a mess. Sometimes, I couldn't even log in to my blog or read my e-mails. I might be busy doing the chores while I am waiting for my new internet service and I am already thinking what would be my next phone look like. I can't wait and I am getting excited about it! See you around...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Movie - The Little Rascals

Anyone of you who watched the movie The Little Rascals? It was a 1994 comedy film produced by Amblin Entertainment, and released by Universal Pictures. The film is an adaptation of Hal Roach's Our Gang which centered around the adventures of a group of neighborhood children. It was later broadcast on television as The Little Rascals.

It was shown earlier today in HBO. My husband saw this film several times and it was so surprising that he knew all the characters in the film. He even knew the name of the neighborhood dog - Petey. I was laughing when I was watching the entire movie. It was really entertaining.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Being Grateful

I am grateful because I have been tagged by Jerlalou. I want to thank her for remembering me and sharing "I Am Grateful Because..." tag to me. I am happy to know that we came from one city back home and that I will be connected to happy and nice person like you. Thank you very much!

1. God gave me a wonderful and loving husband I can keep.
2. I have a loving family.
3. I have nice and sweet friends.
4. God does not forget to blessed me everyday of my life.
5. God gave me a beautiful life to live by.


1. Re-post the picture on your blog and please acknowledge where it came from. Kindly leave a comment on this post so I would know you've posted it.
2. Write down 5 things you are grateful for and the 5 bloggers you are tagging.
3. You may copy this or write your own quote regarding gratitude

Now, I am passing this tag to my friends: (more than 5 of them)

Adei's Journey Into Love
Adin's Chika Corner
Ann Christine's Blessed Life
Chrissy's Haven
Donabel's Memoirs of a Pinay in America
Eva Marie's Chronicles of Boredom
Fel's Bienvenue a la Noryfel
Reveries of SimplyJacy
Jhenn's My Sweet Haven
Manollie's Haus of Thoughts
Roche's Illustration of Passion
Rowena's Thoughts
Vannie's Ozzy's Mom

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Am Tired!

After spending my whole time cleaning our house, I have been feeling restless and helpless. I was thinking to take a break this time since I am already finished cleaning and making things organized in our kitchen. It was such a relief when everything you see is clean and arranged. I felt like I did a very good job. I cleaned the refrigerator, the cabinets, coffee maker, toaster, stove and oven, washed the dishes and utensils and even clean the microwave. Groceries are organized too and in proper places.

For now, I don't have to worry about a messy kitchen and a dirty bathroom. They are all clean and that's the first thing I would ever clean in our house. Now that everything is in order, let me watch movies and relax. Happy blogging!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Which of Santa's Reindeer Are You?

You Are Rudolph

Sweet and shy, you tend to be happiest
when you're making someone else happy.

Why You're Naughty: You sometimes stick that nose where it doesn't belong

Why You're Nice: Christmas would be a sad affair without you!