It's only during Sundays that I really dress up because I go to church. I always want to look my best when I go to God's house. I want to please Him and honor Him with the way I dress. I don't wear pants when I go to church. I wear decent dress always. Right after we came home from church I asked the husband to take some photos of me before I change into my house clothes. He's not a very good photographer so I have to make a scrapbook for my photos to make it look better. I'm not very good in posing either. Just want to pose and post it here in my blog.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I love to dress up and I think most women do. My closet is full of clothes and hubby told me that I have more than I can wear. He maybe right but I already gave away some of my clothes to some of my relatives. Clothes is one of my weaknesses aside from bags and shoes. Did I say that I prefer wearing a dress than pants? I feel so lady-like every time I wear one. I like the way hubby looks at me when he see me wearing a nice dress. If he likes my dress, he will tell me right away that I look good with it. I think if I will wear one of those Little Black Dresses to a formal gathering, it will make me look slimmer. It will help me hide my love handles that I've been trying to get rid off. I've seen most overweight celebrities wear black dresses during special occasions like weddings. They said that black is a very dramatic color.
When I buy a dress for special occasions I chose Dresses under $100. I am cheap and in most instances, I only buy when it's on sale. One store that fashion lovers need to visit is Top Wedding. This is a very reliable wedding retailer that sells a bunch of special occasion and wedding dresses. They have lots of different colors and styles to chose from. Brides want to look their best on their special day so if you're looking for a bridal gown, don't look farther. TopWedding.com got all the things you need like Bridal Headpieces for that very memorable and special day of your life. They have dresses for wedding, graduation and homecoming to name a few. Below are some of their products.
It was over a week ago when hubby and I put up our Christmas tree. I had to bug him a few times before he agreed to go get the box upstairs, take out the tree and assemble it. My niece Vernice was so excited and she even helped us in putting it up. The three of us put up the branches and when the Christmas tree was already standing, I started decorating it. I really enjoyed putting the Christmas ornaments around the Christmas tree. I used the same decorations that I used last year but I thought I needed to add more flowers.
So when I went to the mall the following week, I bought one dozen orange poinsettias and a tie/ribbon in addition to my red poinsettias and apple decors. After I added the decors when I got home, I think my Christmas tree looks a lot better. The orange poinsettias match the seat cover of our living room set. I was happy with the result. I just wish we have a more spacious living room. I bought this 6 feet Christmas tree in Texas in 2003, a day after Christmas. It was on sale, 50% off and I bought it for $20. It was really a good deal. We shipped it here in PI when hubby and I decided to come here as missionaries in 2009. I plan to use it as long as it's still usable.
Here are some pics of our Christmas tree before I added the orange poinsettias and the tie or ribbon (I don't really know what they call that thingy). It look so reddish and boring. I think the addition of orange flowers made the difference. Hubby took these photos 2 Sundays ago after coming home from church.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
There are quite a few insects in our area but those that really bother me are mosquitoes, flies and ants. They are everywhere around our house. Though we have screen windows and doors but still the mosquitoes and flies manage to enter the house especially if we open the door. The ants are worst because they can enter through small cracks and openings. These small creatures really pose a threat to our health. My hubby had been a victim of mosquito bites and got sick of dengue fever a couple of months ago. I wrote about it here in my blog how he survived dengue fever. He was hospitalized and his platelet count went as low as 78. It made him so weak and so sick. I got so worried. I am so thankful that he got well after 5 days in the hospital. By the way, there were many patients with dengue fever in that hospital, young and old but mostly male. During rainy season, there's a dengue outbreak.
I don't want that traumatic experience to happen again to anybody in the family. It was so scary. We need something to repel those insects and that's where Insect Shield comes in. I should have known about this product before hubby got sick of dengue fever. He loves to stay outside so he should have a protection against the deadly bite of mosquitoes. There are two types of Insect Shield. First is the Insect Shield Repellent Apparel which has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers, and midges.The second one is Insect Shield Repellent Gear which has been proven and registered to repel mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and flies. You can have both or just choose the one that's best for you. Insect Shield is also great product to give to your friends and loved ones this coming Christmas season. You will be giving them a gift for their health and protection.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Hubby and I are both foodies and we love to try different foods from restaurants in the nearby city where we buy groceries. We don't do it very often, maybe twice or thrice a month if the need arises. We've been to Hap Chan restaurant a few times but I haven't blogged about it yet. Now, it's time to write a personal review about this resto. A week ago, hubby and I went to dine there after our grocery shopping. The name itself, you can already tell that Hap Chan is a Chinese restaurant. The place is very clean and has a nice ambiance. It is decorated with Chinese decors. There are quite a few people dining there.
beef with mango
So here's the verdict of the foods. The fried squid is really, really delicious. It's tender and I love the spicy vinegar dipping that goes with it. The fried rice is good but I had better. The beef with mango tasted good, only the beef is a li'l bit tough. It should have been cooked longer. I love the fried squid better. No wonder, hubby like it so much. He finished it off. Mine, I had to ask for a doggie bag and took it home with the left over fried rice.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Today is Sunday and it's my hubby's birthday. We had our church service and after church we went to eat at City Deluxe Restaurant and Bakeshop to celebrate his birthday together with my 2 brothers and their families, my ex-brother-in-law and 2 boys. Hubby didn't want to celebrate in the house because it's a lot of hassle to prepare and cook and clean-up afterwards. It's more convenient to dine out with just the family. Seven of us adults, 2 teens and 2 li'l girls rode the van and went to dine out.
I suggested to hubby that we'll celebrate his birthday at City Deluxe. Three weeks ago, hubby and I had a lunch date there and you can read it here. The reason I wanted to go back there is because their foods are yummy and priced reasonably. Since it's hubby's treat, I did the choosing of the foods for all of us. I just wanted to be sure that we will not go beyond the budget. First I ordered plain rice for the 10 of us pinoys and fried rice for my American hubby. I ordered 2 buttered chicken as suggested by the waitress because it's their bestseller, 4 orders of chop suey, 10 pork barbecues on a stick, 2 orders of pancit, iced tea for all of them and pineapple juice for me.
While waiting for my orders, I bought a cake for hubby from the bakeshop with my own money. I told him it's my gift for him. I think he likes it!
When our foods were served, we asked Jhun to say the blessing and then time to dig in. Everybody loves the foods. The buttered chicken was a hit and I loved the chop suey. The li'l girls love the pork barbecue but hubby said it was a so-so.
The iced tea was so sweet. It's good there were calamansi for the pancit and that's what they used to lessen the sweetness plus they added more water to their tea and it tasted a lot better.
Everybody were full and satisfied. My two teenage nephews ate the most. Kenneth had to unbuckle his belt to make his pants loosen up. Oh well, they're growing boys. After we ate our meals, nobody would want to eat the cake no more. They said, they are all full and bloated, lol! We took home the cake including the leftovers.
Happy birthday honey and many more to come. I love you more than words can say.