Sunday, November 22, 2015


It's been a while I haven't posted here any OOTD pics. I used to do that on Sundays after coming home from church before I change my clothes. So today being Sunday, we had our Sunday School and worship service. It's Vena's birthday so we sang a birthday song for her. She's one of our church members and she used to teach the kids in Sunday School. She's on vacation from Singapore where she works as a nurse. She invited us all to their house for her birthday celebration. They butchered a pig and they cooked lots of delicious foods. We all had happy tummies. Before we left, Vena's sister gave us some graham cake to take home. That was so sweet of her. We are so thankful to Vena for the invite. She will be going back to SG on Tuesday. She's only here for 10 days vacation. We pray that God will bless her with good health, more birthdays to come, more strength and endurance to do her job and more blessing to come her way.

When  I got home, I asked my li'l brother to take my pics just in front of our house. He's staying in our house now because he's driving for us while hubby is recuperating from his eye surgery.  So here are the pics that he took, wearing my OOTD. The red blouse I'm wearing was given to me by Rose a couple of years ago. I just bought the black belt at the mall last week. My black skirt is old and so are my sandals. The LV bag I'm using is newly bought and it's genuine. Love it. I thank God for all the blessings He bestowed on me and hubby. To God be the glory!

Here are pics at Vena's birthday celebration.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hubby's Simple Birthday Celebration

Hubby celebrated his birthday last November 10th with just me and the fambam. It was not a fancy celebration, just a simple dinner this time. We had a lot expenses lately like hubby's eye surgery and our van had to be taken to the auto shop for repair. Timing belt broke and other parts needed to be replaced. Anyways, it's running good now.

I cooked potato salad, pancit, lumpia, rice and agar-agar salad for dessert. My li'l brother cooked the duck with sprite and pineapple chunks. He calls the recipe patotin. He also fried the chicken legs. So yummy! I also bought a roll cake from Cindy's. Like I said, I didn't invite anybody but the fambam which includes my siblings and their families only. Not much picture taking, just me and hubby only. The photographer got lazy too. One good thing though, everybody got full especially the birthday celebrant and we had a lot of leftover.


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Home Improvement Optimization: Your Quick Reference Guide

Although many residential property owners assume that the home improvement process must be arduous or overwhelming, this does not have to be the case. In fact, having access to simple home optimization strategies can help you streamline and simplify the process of getting your private living space in great condition. With that idea in mind, consider using the helpful tips and tricks found in the quick reference guide that appears below:

1. Get Into Online Shopping.

Whenever you find a technological advancement that can make your life simpler, it's a good idea to give it a shot. This principle holds true for the world of online shopping. Nowadays, many consumers are finding it incredibly fun and convenient to shop for the goods they want from the privacy of their living room. You can, too! Buying home improvement products like furniture online can save you from a lot of the hassle that is associated with shopping, including dealing with disgruntled sales associates or fighting traffic to get to the home decor retailer. As you search for the ideal online shopping center, consider Boyles Furniture & Rugs. In addition to having extensive industry experience, the company's professionals are pleased to sell reputable brands such as Thomasville Furniture.

2. Ditch The DIY Project.

Although it's sometimes prudent and efficacious to make small home improvements around the house, you should generally avoid DIY projects if you're attempting to make a big change. This is the case for several reasons, including the fact that most homeowners lack the knowledge necessary to optimize and expedite a major shift like carpet installation. Since this is so, be sure to leave the big projects to the professionals. Although you'll likely spend a bit more money this way, it's also likely that you'll be much more pleased with the outcome.

3. Make Regular Maintenance A Must.

Having regular maintenance work done around your home is one of the best ways to keep your living space in optimal condition. With that idea in mind, be sure that you have a professional HVAC technician regularly inspect your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning equipment. Also make sure that you have your carpet periodically cleaned. In addition to improving the appearance of your home, this regular maintenance work increases the sanitation of your private property.

Begin Optimizing Your Home Today

Once you've made a firm commitment to optimizing the appearance of your home, all you need is a few effective strategies to realize your aesthetic vision. To ensure that your home optimization process is completed quickly and correctly, consider using one or all of the helpful strategies found above!


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Outing Time

We took the kids in our church to swim in the swimming pool here in our town yesterday. It's not a big swimming pool but it's just right for the kids and adults to swim and have fun. The owner told me that the swimming pool was intended for their personal use only but later he open it for rent to the public. There were only 12 kids and 5 adults including me and hubby who came, the rest were not able to come. The entrance fee is Php30.00 per pax and the rent of the nipa hut is Php300.00. The nipa hut has a ceiling fan and a tv with cable. They were just filling up the pool with fresh water when we arrived and they didn't put any chlorine. I know that chlorine is not good for the health so I'm glad the pool is chlorine free. It didn't take long and the kids went into the pool and they had a blast. 

Hubby and I didn't swim and we just watched the kids having fun. I just had my hair rebonded the day before and I was told by the beautician not to wet or wash my hair for 3 days. The swimming pool is not that far from our house so hubby went home to get our lunch. Our helper cooked chicken adobo and munggo beans with ampalaya and I cooked the rice. Simple foods but we all loved it. We had iced tea for our drinks. After lunch, the kids went back to the pool while we watched our favorite noontime show, Eat Bulaga inside the nipa hut. I really enjoy watching the show especially with the phenomenal love team AlDub. It's a stress reliever for me.

Hubby decided to go to the swimming pool after a while. Maybe he got enticed with those joyful kids having a blast. I told him to be careful because my SIL Vivian told me that the tiles inside the pool are slippery. As hubby stepped down the pool he almost slipped. I got worried but he managed. Then when he went his way down to the adults pool, he slipped down again and lost his balanced. I thought he drowned when the kids went to the rescue. I went to see him and he almost lost his breath. I found out that inside the adults pool, there was a part that sloped down to a deeper part and hubby didn't see it so he slipped down and lost balance. Nobody told him about that. Maybe the kids didn't know how to say it in English. The kids kept asking him if he's okay. I got so worried. Hubby stayed there for a while and when he felt better, got out of the pool. It's a good thing nothing serious happened to him. I thought he got a sprained or got hurt. He said only his ego was hurt.

I found out late that the swimming pool is not safe for kids and adults. Tiles were slippery and no railing on the sides to hold on to.  I will not recommend that pool to other people and definitely, we will not go back there. I had to call the kids to get out of the pool and have snacks then after wards I asked them to go shower and we'll go home. I'm pretty sure they enjoyed swimming but hubby did not. I thank God nobody got hurt and hubby is doing okay. Here are some of our photos.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Best Time of the Year to Get Rid of Excess Fat

You may have noticed that all throughout the year, there are times when your weight is just not constant. There may be months wherein you are a bit heavier than usual and there are also times when you tend to have normal weight. Usually, there are events in your life that will make you gain extra pounds. 

The holiday season is one of those times when you just gain and pack up a lot of weight. This is due to the numerous parties that you have to attend and the people that you would have to meet. You usually end up eating a lot of food products that your body does not need. At this point, you may already be wondering when is the best time of the year for you to get rid of excess fat.

The answer may vary from one person to another. For instance, there are some people who feel that January is the best time to lose weight because this is the time when everyone is determined to lose the fats that they have gained because of the parties that they have attended. There are also some people who feel that the best time to lose weight is before summer season so that they will not have any problems with flaunting their bikini bodies. For some people, they just want to make sure that they will lose weight when they would want to.

Here are some tips that you can follow to lose weight fast:

                1. Make use of effective weight loss method like HCG drops. Aside from the fact that HCG will help   make your metabolism stronger and faster, you can also be sure that HCG drops will help you out in curing your pangs of hunger that might because you to eat more than you should. You can also choose other treatments or supplements, but make sure you do careful research prior to purchase.
            2. .Have a nice exercise plan. Without the exercise plan, you will only be doing exercises randomly and this might confuse your body overall. Here are some ideas for you to get started: 1 (also has useful interactive calculators to customize your workout plan) and 2. 
             3.     Pay attention to the food that you eat. If you are going to eat the wrong type of food, you will gain more weight.

It will depend on you when you think you should lose weight but make sure that you will stay determined to make it effective.


Monday, September 28, 2015

Cheap Creative Activities For Children

When it comes to stimulating your child's creativity, the school environment is crucial and the activities that he or she participates in after school are just as important. If you fear that your kid will need a lot of pricey equipment and , don't worry – using coupons from Discountrue or other special offers it won't have to cost you an arm and a leg! Read on to learn more about these cheap, creative pursuits that will engage your child and help build their intellect.

Let Them Be A Superhero

If there is one thing that children enjoy, it is throwing on a makeshift cape and pretending to save the world. Challenge your child to create a superhero persona that is all their own and don't stifle their creativity. Transforming into their own versions of favorite characters is how many children express themselves. Ask your little one about the powers that they would choose to have and why they would choose them. Let them create a logo and provide them with old sheets and other scraps of fabric to make a costume!

Read Comics Together

A great way to stimulate your child while also learning more about their sense of humor is to read the daily comic strips together. Once you have learned more about what makes them laugh, ask them to create a comic strip of their own and take time to read it and offer honest feedback. When you provide your child with an outlet to tell their own stories and enhance their creativity, their capacity for self-expression becomes limitless.

Hold Your Own Elections

While most children are not going to take an interest in how politics work on a macro level, you can give them a taste of how they work on a micro level, by holding your own elections at home. Even if it is something as simple as cats vs dogs, having two children each pick a side and debate will sharpen their reasoning skills. This is a great way to teach your children how political campaigns work and providing them with an adult audience for their debates will also empower them.

See If They Are Camera Ready

There are very few children who can resist hamming it up when a camera comes out. Instead of allowing them to use cameras to goof off, encourage them to put together their own television program. Perhaps a sports themed show would work best, or maybe a fashion show. Or you can allow them to create their own music video. Cater to your child's interests and give them the opportunity to make a show that appeals to their sensibilities.

Learn A Second Language

Studies have shown that there is no better time than childhood for a person to learn a second language. Starting small, with a few key words and phrases, will help them to get their feet wet. Learning how to connect a foreign language to an aspect of your child's life enhances the learning process. Perhaps you would like to teach your child a certain language so that they can communicate with a foreign relative or maybe they are already learning a language at school. As your child continues to learn new words, track their progress and reward them for their hard work!