Thursday, January 31, 2008

Friendship Day is a special day...

It is a special time when you can tell your friends how much you appreciate them and show them how happy and thankful you are to have them...

Well, it is the best time to let them know how you feel everyday...

A Friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway!!! I got this tag from Lynn.

I am tagging Cora, Joy, Adelyn, and Mabelle

Biggest Heart Award

I would like to thank Joy for this Biggest Heart Award! I really appreciate it.
I am tagging Belle, Cora and Lynn! You all deserve to have this award!

Will you live to 100 years old?

84%Living to 100 Years Old

Settlement Quotes- Blog Quizzes

I have 84% chance of living 100 years old! how about you? I am tagging Joy and Angel

Gratitude Post

It is Thursday, the last day of this month. Time runs so fast if you think of it. I feel tired today but I have to go to work. :-( I want to share some things that made me feel blest and happy. I got my extra money from Sponsoredreviews.I really want to thank them for giving me opportunities to earn extra money. I am happy to be working with you, guys. I would also like to express my gratitude to my very good friend, Belle. Without her, I wouldn't be doing this blog thing. She gave me the codes for arranging my link list. I was very happy about it, though, I still need it to get organized. By the way, I am so thankful to my husband. The pc that I am using right now, without it I won't be able to do this blog. hehe (I know this is kinda funny!) Above all, I want to thank God for His continuing love and guidance. All the things that I mentioned here are blessings from God. This is my gratitude post today. Have a good one everyone!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

sauteed spinach

This was my lunch today. They were all vegetables. I just love vegetables. I had sauteed spinach, rice, pickled sliced cucumber, and vegetables salad. For sauteed spinach: Sauté garlic and onion until golden brown. Then I added organic baby spinach until it got soft and cooked. I was careful to not overcook it. For pickled cucumber: I peeled cucumber and sliced it into thin slices. Then, I put a little of distilled vinegar and balsamic vinegar. I added a tiny pinch of brown sugar to add taste.

I had a healthy and wholesome lunch!!! Yummy!!!

You make my day

Butchay has made my day by giving me this cute award. Thank you. I am passing this award to Belle, Cora and Joy. I hope I can make their day too!!!

Friendly site Award

My friends, Belle and Joy tagged me this:
Thanks so much for being so nice to me. I am passing this tag to Cora and Butchay.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Spiritual well-being

Spiritual well-being

Healthy spirit:

  • Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.
  • Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.
  • Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.
  • Don't let life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live up all the days of your life.
  • Don't give up when you still have something left to give, Nothing is really over . . . till the moment you stop trying.
  • Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us together.
  • Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances, that we learn to be brave.
  • Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
  • Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.
  • Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but where you are going.
  • Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored every step of the way.

A friend

My friend, Gerelyn made this for me. I introduced her to the world of blog. I really liked this tag and wanted to post it here in my blog. It was very nice of her. It touched me.. huhuhu

V- Vivien, I'm so grateful to have you as my friend

I- Immeasurable love and help to me, you always bring

V- Very special, you are to me

I- In my heart, you will always be

E- Every time you need somebody

N- Never forget, here I am, whom you can lean on.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

E for Excellent

Oh yeah! yeah! yeah! got an E for Excellent award from Cora. Thanks a lot, girl! You cheered me up!

From one excellent blogger to another excellent bloggers, I would like to give this award to: Belle, Gerelyn and Joy

Friends Award

I got this awards from my friends Belle, Gigi and Joy!! Coincidentally, they gave the same awards. Thanks for these awards, my friends!!! I really appreciate it. I am passing these awards to my friends, Cora and Gerelyn

Are you 100% happy or sad?

You Are 100% Happy

It's unlikely that you know anyone happier than you.
You know how to be happy, no matter what life throws at you.

Happiness is an emotion in which one experiences feeling ranging from contentment and satisfaction to bliss and intense attitude and something that can mean different things to different people.

I got this tag from my friend, Cora. Thanks a lot, girl! I am passing this tag to: Joy

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Tinker Bell in the space

I grabbed this photo from Interspace news. The image was released on Dec. 21 last year. Astronomers found an eye-catching extraordinary case in the outer space using adaptive optics on the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT). They named it as "Cosmic Bird" or "the Tinker Bell Triplet". It is composed of two massive spiral galaxies and a third irregular galaxy.I always like outer space subjects. It reminds me of when I used to teach in one of the universities in my homeland before. A third irregular galaxy is often chaotic in appearance. It kinda looked like a dragon fly at the first time I saw the photo. I am astonished by God's mysterious works in the entire universe.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Picture of the day - Tijuana Estuary

The Tijuana Estuary in San Diego. I took this picture last August 2007. It is a small inter tidal coastal estuary on the international border between California and Mexico.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Best Blogging Buddies Award

I got this tag from my friend, Belle. I would like to thank her for this cute award. Passing this to Cora and Joy!! Hope they like it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Picture of the day - MGM Lion Statue

The MGM Lion Grand. I took this picture on September 18, 2006 on my honeymoon with my good husband in Vegas. We drove by there and I captured a great picture of the MGM Lion statue. The statue is 45 feet tall and 50 feet long and weighs 50 tons. It is made of Bronze metal.

keyed up

This morning, I excitedly went to check my gmail and saw an approval notice from blosgvertise. Great! I was so glad that my blog was approved. I was a bit nervous about it considering my site was just less than 3 months but I have a good page rank so I think that helped me. I thanked God for that. Well, right now, I am keyed up to receive tasks from them. Thank you, blogvertise. I am looking forward to working with you, guys.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

That's what friends are for!

I would like to thank, my friend Belle for this award. It's a very cute one!!!
Tagging Joy and Cora

Monday, January 14, 2008

Tips for Positive Mental Health

Living mentally healthy is one our of the goals in life. We are try to focus more on our physical health. And yet, we take our mental health for granted sometimes. Here are the tips that I learned from wellscotland health info.

Tips for Positive Mental Health:

1. Talk about your feelings
2.Write down whatever is troubling your mind
3. Keep active
4. Eat well (fruits and vegetables)
5. Sleep well (aim 8-hour sleep)
6. Keep in touch with friends and loved ones
7. Get the knowledge, take control- Gathering information also allows us to explore the different treatments and therapies that are available and decide how we want to move forward.
8. Change your lifestyles (from complex to simple)
9.Change of scene can help improve our mood, clear our heads and make it easier to see negative or troublesome thoughts for what they are.
10. Avoid caffeine or stimulant drugs
11. Change our thinking, our mood changes with it. Spot and Stop damaging thoughts
12. Spend time outdoors in green spaces is calming and helps lift mood.
13. Enjoy your coping skills.
14. Set realistic goals
15.Keep an eye on personal stress
16. Get involved in the church, good community, make contributions etc.
17. Find a hobby like blogging (haha)
18. Do good
19. Ask for help
20. Open your ears to music
21. Exercise
22. At lastly, this is my tip... Say a prayer every day.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Picture of the day

The picture of the day in my blog. I took this picture at the Knott's Berry Farm in Anaheim, Ca. Look at the picture you will see something big aside from those fishes.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Biko is a Filipino dessert.I had this biko (shown above) on Christmas day. But I forgot to post this picture on my blog since then. It was given by one of my Filipino friends here in my place. It was really yummy. For those who want to know how to cook biko, here is the simple recipe:

4 cups of sweet rice ( sticky) or more (it depends on your preference)
1lb. brown sugar
2 cups coconut milk
condensed milk ( topings, optional)

Cook the rice in the rice cooker while waiting boil the coconut milk and mix with the sugar. Keep stirring until it gets very sticky. Scoop some juice for topings. mix with the rice. Leave it for 15 mins. on the pan or bake it, if you want ( 20 mins.) then put the toppings. Enjoy it with hot coffee or hot chocolate.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

vegan/vegetarian taco

I had Taco for lunch today. Being a vegetarian, I had tofu instead of meat. I sliced tofu into tiny cubes and fried them until golden brown. Then I added seasoning salt and ground pepper. Aside from that, I prepared guacamole. I put a few squeezes of lime and tiny slices of onion to avocado. I mashed it and put a tiny pinch of fine sea salt. It turned out really yummy. I boiled slices of onion with seasonings until the onion was transparent. I strained the water or broth from the onion. I prepared tomatoes, the taco tortilla, lettuce, salsa, vegetarian cheese and vegan sour cream. I enjoyed a healthy and yummy lunch today!

By the way, I didn't have any cilantro on my taco because I don't like its taste.

Monday, January 7, 2008


I can’t get the song “Freewill” by Rush off my mind right now. I just love that song. I didn’t know about the Rush band when I was still in the Philippines until I saw their concert at Coors Amphitheater here in San Diego last year. I probably heard their songs on the radio before but maybe I didn’t really care. My husband is a big fan of Rush and of course, he really enjoyed the concert at that time. I did enjoy too. The place was crowded with many fans. From then on, I began to like their songs. Rush is a Canadian band consists of three great musicians, Geddy Lee (vocalist), Alex Lifeson (the guitarist) and Neil Peart (drummer). Imagine, there are only three in a group. I know there are some groups comprising of three musicians like the popular band Nirvana. But Rush has its own style of music. The vocalist does the bass guitar and the keyboard “ the synthesizer” using his foot. Their style is from hard rock to progressive rock. However, I consider Neil Peart as one of the greatest drummers in the history of rock. He plays drums very good with his own style. Check out this song from Rush:

Thursday, January 3, 2008

New Year's good luck tradition

What are some of your new year's good luck traditions?

Copy the person and persons' names that sent this tag to you and add your own at the bottom of the list. It really helps to build community.
Lets start it here!

From Belle:

"Don't spend on the first day of new year so that you will not be extravagant the whole year round."

I don't really believe in luck. Destiny is the result of what you do in the present. But for information and fun's sake. I will share the good luck traditions that my parents always do on New Year.

*They collect 13 fruits in circular shape. That signifies abundance of money in the whole year round.
*They put coins in their pockets.
*They make some desserts and have candies and chocolates on the table. That signifies abundance of food.
*When midnight strikes, they open everything in the house including the cabinets, drawers, refrigerator, tv, stereo, all lights are on, etc. That signifies that we receive more blessings from God.

I will tag Joy and Yam

7 weird things about me

Joy tagged me to reveal my weirdness.

Here are the rules: Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

my weirdo personality:

*When I have my break time at work, I usually hang out in my car, not in the break room.
*I'd wash and rinse my hands every now and then, especially, when I'm at work.
*When I eat cooked chicken, I'd also want to eat the soft bone. I enjoy chewing it.
*I changed the background of my blog site a bunch of times.
*I can't poop in other's place, I have to hold it until I get home.
*I feel like that I can't live without any tissue paper whenever I go out.
*And lastly, I only want to tag two persons, not seven which was stated above on rules. haha
That's all. I still have a bunch of weirdness in me. But I can only share 7 of my weirdness. Isn't it weird?

Well, I have to tag Belle, Jerlalou
I bet they also have a lot of weirdness to reveal. haha

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Welcome 2008

Happy New Year everyone! Goodbye 2007 and Welcome 2008!I was really looking forward to this new year for a new opportunities and blessings from God. I have some big plans and goals. Time runs fast. I could hardly believe, it is 2008 already. To everyone, may you have a wonderful and prosperous new year!!! cheers!!