Saturday, April 19, 2014

Trade Fair in Lingayen

I love going to trade fairs and this time I got the chance to attend one in Lingayen, in the province of Pangasinan. Our town Laoac is one of the participants and my brother and his wife, being employees in the town hall went there with their co-workers last week so I asked if I can go with them. It's a good thing that there was a space for me in the municipal vehicle so off we went. It was noontime when we went so it was awfully hot. Thought the Pajero's AC was on, I was sweating a lot. When we arrived in the venue, we went straight to the booth of Laoac. They were selling local products of our town like tupig, bakya, patupat, molasses, fresh milk, spiced vinegar and the best selling sugar cane juice. Customers fall in line to buy the fresh sugar cane juice owned by our town mayor.

We roamed around to see what the other stalls offer. There were various food products, handicrafts, furnitures, plants and what have you. I bought a wooden garlic crusher for Php130, wooden chopping board for Php80, wooden ladle and wooden frying spatula for Php50 each. I also bought a bottle of garlic chips for Php75 and a grafted American lemon plant for Php130 and it has already flowers. Sorry I forgot to take photos of these 3 items.

Here are some more pics I took and to be honest, I was sweating profusely because of the heat. My face was shiny and reddish and I didn't feel comfy while I was under the sun. It was best to go there late afternoon or early evening. My brother and I had to eat halu-halo to feel refreshed. We went home early evening but more and more people were arriving. BTW, the trade fair will last until May 10th.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

HCG Diet Is What Hubby and I Need

Hubby's clothes and my clothes are all shrinking! I really don't know what to do to lose those excess pounds that we both gained for the past couple of years. Since we got back home from Texas and we started to take those nutritional supplements and vitamins that we brought home, that's the time that we both began to expand. I gained 18 pounds and hubby gained over 30 pounds. Whoa! It's so easy to gain weight but hard to lose it. I've tried to exercise and sometimes go on a diet but I was not consistent so I have a yo-yo diet and same with hubby. It's so hard to control our cravings and hunger pangs. Both of us want to lose weight and keep it off for good. We tried to take some slimming tea and capsules but it didn't work for us. We keep asking friends what's the best way to lose weight. I know there are lots of people with the same problem. Some were successful in their plight to lose weight but some were not.

Just imagine my joy when I came across this HCG Diet, a safe, natural and effective method backed by science in losing weight. HCG stands for Human chorionic gonadotropin, and is a nature hormone found in the body of a pregnant woman. It has also been found to reduce the feelings of hunger and help curve appetites. Wow! This is what hubby and I need to lose weight. Hubby need it more than me though. I have to tell him to check on this site, so he will have an idea how HCG drops work. Maybe after browsing this site, he will have the will and determination to go on a diet. He really needs to because most of his clothes don't fit him no more. His closet is full but only few of his clothes fit him now.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Kenneth Rey Graduates

My oldest nephew, Kenneth Rey graduated from high school this morning. How time flies! As I see him march for graduation, I can't help myself but reminisce the past. I remember my late sister had a hard time when she was conceiving him being her first baby. She was always having a throw-up and when the doctor prescribed her medicine for it, she was always feeling sleepy. When my sis gave birth to him more than 16 years ago via caesarian section in Baguio Medical Center, he was born premature. My heart goes out to him when I saw him as the tiniest baby in the hospital's nursery. He had oxygen hose in his nose and they had to put him in the incubator for a few days before he was released from the hospital. My sister was released a few days  ahead of him.

My sister asked me to go with her in the hospital on the day they released Kenneth to take him home. I was the one who carried him because my sister's operation was not yet healed. Kenneth was so light and tiny. I remember, my sis told me that when her baby was sleeping, she had to watch him closely if he was still breathing. She was afraid her baby will not make it because of his condition. But the Lord watched over Kenneth and he grew up to be a fine and intelligent boy. His younger brother Mark Wendell and him are very close to each other. It's a sad thing that they lost their mom at a very young age, when Kenneth was in first year high school and Mark was in the 6th grade. It was my sister's wish to see Kenneth graduate from high school but the Lord saw it fit to call her home ahead.

On Kenneth's graduation, I really took time to attend and see him march for graduation. I want to show my love for him by being there and rejoice with him for his achievements. His loving dad, step-mom, younger brother and his grandpa, aunt and cousin came all the way from Baguio to see him graduate and  receive his diploma. He graduated as top 5 in his graduating class and was awarded Best in Science, Gifted Guitarist and Most Cooperative student. He was also given the highest Loyalty Award being the first student who studied in their school from Kindergarten until he graduated from high school. I was so proud of him. I know my sister is very happy in heaven  to see her son graduate from high school and go to the next level of his life. Next semester, Kenneth will be enrolling in Saint Louis University in Baguio to pursue his dream to become a computer engineer. It's my prayer that God will guide and direct Kenneth as he get his degree and become successful in life. I pray also that he will continue serving God and put Him first in everything he do.

This is my other nephew, Mark Wendell Aquino. He was the flag bearer during graduation. Next year he will graduate from high school too.

There was a simple celebration prepared after Kenneth's graduation. Kenneth's teachers and principal were invited for supper and some close family members. A goat was butchered and Ken's dad did the cooking. I was so amazed how one goat had fed a tribe!