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Friday, December 31, 2010

FTF: Fried Marinated Milkfish

My all time fave fish, which I always eat with either sauteed mung bean or any Filipino veggies. My last share for this year Food Trip Friday, yum!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Utah Jazz Comes To Town

Authored by Raymond Whitney

Heading out the door for the day I knew that it would be a jam packed day. I knew that it was going to be busy because of all the work that I had to do at the office, but then after I left there I knew I would need to hurry home. Thankfully when I reached the office that day I could see that the workload was going to be light. Hopefully my boss would let me sneak out a little early, but it was going to be up to him.

After the third meeting of the day and thinking that I was going to pull all of my hair out I knew that it was going to be a challenge to make it through the day in time to leave the office and get home. However, I knew that my wife would be waiting for me and if I was late in picking her up we would miss the Jazz game.

Speeding out of the office later on that afternoon I looked around the house. Seeing that my wife was already home and ready to go I changed quickly. That is when I noticed that we still had to set the Adt Security systems before leaving for the day. After doing that we left the home and headed down to the game knowing that our house was safe.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

FTF: Fil - Am Christmas Dinner

A perfect Christmas dinner for those who belong to Fil-Am family.

Fruit Salad

My share for this week's

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Different Safety Tips for the Holidays

Guest post written by my buddy Bernardo Graham

There are many safety precautions that everyone should take during the holiday season. I always follow a few simple steps to ensure that my Christmas is a truly jolly one. One tip that you could make use of is to set your home security alarm from ADT home systems before you leave to do any shopping. This tip might seem simple, but you'd never believe how beneficial it really is. Another tip that I personally always use is to not go out if it's snowing. You might also want to refrain from driving at night if it's recently rained. The rain will actually freeze over and turn to ice. It can be very dangerous to many people on the road.

Obviously, another tip to follow would be to watch the stove when you're cooking anything for the holidays. This might seem like a no-brainer, but it's amazing how many people will burn and overcook things. In fact, it's not uncommon to start a fire if you're planning to deep fry your turkey. I always sit in the kitchen when I'm preparing any holiday feast. This not only protects the home from a potential fire, but it also helps me to keep an eye on something so that it doesn't burn or overcook. By following a few simple steps, you'll be sure to have a safe holiday every single year.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Reminiscing the Past

When I was younger, there a girl named Myrtle in our class. And I thought that her name was very nice. That stayed in my memory.

No wonder that I kind of got interested in the word and I learned that myrtle is actually a plant. Researching further, I learned that there is a site called because there is actually a very nice and plush resort called Myrtle Beach. On our way to Florida one summer time to visit my cousin and her family there, my family and I were able to stopped by for few hours and looked around. We even waded on the beach. We actually fell in love in the place and decided to go there someday with my brother in - laws who lives in North Carolina. I couldn't wait for that day...and hopefully it will be soon.

Of course, I got hooked and I looked around some more. This place is a vacationer's heaven. There are many happening places and you can even play golf! It is easy to book a Myrtle Beach hotel in their site for a worry-free vacation. The Myrtle Beach best hotels are of course near the shore because it makes it easy for the guest to reach the beach. It is like when you wake up, you go directly to the beach and take a morning swim. Now, that is what I called life!

FTF: My Food On Tray from the Hospital

I was admitted at the hospital on Wednesday for a kidney Biopsy and has been at the hospital since. I won't be going home till all my treatments are done which would hopefully happen by Sunday. I am just hoping that the treatments would help stop my body from rejecting my kidneys. Anyway, here is one of the hospital menus I ordered and I tell you it isn't bad at all. In fact it was good and healthy.

My share for this week on Food Trip Friday....

Many thanks to Willa for creating this meme for lovers :-).

Winter Woes

The snow can be really nice to look at in pictures. Its pristine whiteness is just relaxing to the eyes. An you can just imagine the marvel of the creation of the snow. I mean, we have rain, but ice falling from the sky? Now that is a marvel thought about God's creation.

However, if you are living in a place where there is winter, snow is just nice if it just fell. But if it continues to fall and becomes ice, moving around could be very difficult. Even if you have a car, you cannot easily get around. That is because your tires need to gear up for the winter. It has to have tire chains so that the car won't skid around the highways that are thick with ice. With tire chains, the tires have a better grip on the road.

There are many kinds of tire chains but I discovered that there are also good ones that are not to expensive such as the Grip that takes only about 2 minutes per tire to install. Finding the perfect tire chains is imperative this season because a lot of snow is still coming until next month!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

FTF: Char Kway Teow

I have been craving for Pancit Palabok and this food lately. It's been awhile since I last made some. Hope to make some next week. I made Palabok today but it didn't taste good at all :-(. Anyway, here is my share for FTF this week.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Buy Designer Shoes Online

Every time I buy shoes for myself, my husband never fails to say this "My Imelda Marcos Wife". He thinks that I have many shoes already and yet, I still buy more. I tell you, my husband exaggerates a lot when it comes to my shoes. I only have two pair of shoes for each season which means I have eight plus two sneakers. And since he only have four pairs, he thinks having ten pair of shoes is too much! He should see my Aunt's collection of shoes! She has tons of designer shoes such as Burberry, LV, and Marc Jacobs to name a few. My shoes are not even expensive compared to my Aunt's shoes. Oh well, he can say whatever he wants, but I will never argue with him about my shoes anymore!

I learned from a friend that the best place to buy shoes is online. She particularly mentioned with me that Zappos carries all the name brand shoes I can think of, from Nike, Skechers, to Burberry. Next time I purchase shoes for my son, I will definitely go online for I can get great deal there too, just like when I shop at the mall or maybe even I'll get a greater savings. One more thing, I learned the hard way that brand name and designer shoes maybe expensive, but they are quality made, fashionable, and last longer that the cheap and inexpensive ones.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Truly Texan Gingerbread House

Guest post written by Heather Summers

I was born and raised in Texas and after college I just couldn't imagine living anywhere else besides Texas, so I stayed here. This year when I started thinking about what kind of gingerbread house I wanted to make for the holidays, I thought that I should make a gingerbread house that's innately Texan. One thing came to mind and I thought that The Alamo would be perfect.

Even though I basically know what it looks like, I went online to find pictures of it and figure out how to make a gingerbread version of it. When I was looking up that stuff, I found this Austin clear 4g online offer that sounded really good and I signed up for it for our home internet access.

I think that this may have been one of my best gingerbread house ideas ever because once I got it all put together, it looked so great! I think that my husband, whoos a huge history buff was also very impressed with my execution. Which I did try to make it as historically accurate as possible.

Friday, December 3, 2010

FTF: A Well Balanced Meal

My share on Food Trip Friday this week. Here is a roasted Chicken with Steamed veggies over the hot steamed rice, Yum!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Stylish and Comfortable Scrubs

With all the medical attention I get from being sick due to anemia, I see to it that I keep my doctor's appointment every week. For the past four weeks, I have been going to an infusion center at Medical City in Dallas for iron infusion. My blood count is very low and that makes me sick and weak most of the day. I can't hardly functions at all. Good thing I have very supportive and loving husband who helps with the house chores. Anyway, talking about hospital visits and stuffs, I always see many people wearing healthcare uniform, and noticed that even those ordinary workers such as kitchen staffs and maintenance people wear medical scrubs.

Nurses sometimes wear fashionable medical scrub clothing or medical clothing scrubs which I think looks better than the old fashioned white skirts and blouses. They look comfortable and easy to take care of. It is a wash and wear uniform which is best for busy people who are always on the go. Most male hospital workers wear low rise scrub pants, which by the way look good on them, too.

One time, I asked one of the nurses who works at the doctor's office where she buys her uniforms; she told me that he ordered them online at Blue Sky Scrubs. She even mentioned that this online medical uniform shop also carries designer nursing uniforms, surgical scrub hats, lab coat uniforms, scrubs for kids, and dickies medical uniform they've got you covered. There you go; look and feel comfortable with these stylish medical uniforms/scrubs while at work. Visit their site for more info if you work in the field of healthcare.

John Wayne Still One Of The Best After All These Years

The Author of this post is Rory Reilly

Through the years one actor continues to be a star in my eyes and that is John Wayne. He was born Marion Robert Morrison in 1907 and he has a long list of accomplishments to his credit as an actor. He played the lead in 142 of his film performances with numerous awards given. One of my favorite films from John Wayne was True Grit which he won a Best Actor Oscar in 1969. He made so many good films picking just a few out would be tough from this great man. The black and white films he made are some of my favorites as well.

There are many things that made John Wayne the actor stand out for me, but most of all he always did the right things in his films. My dad introduced me to him in a movie called She wore a Yellow Ribbon and I was hooked forever. When I find out a John Wayne movie is on I watch it on satellite television from It seems every weekend or during the week at least one John Wayne film is on. My kids are getting older and they have started to discover John Wayne. He was one guy that transcends time and continues to be very popular even today.

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Mother's Thanksgiving Feast

The Author of this post is Janet Velazquez

My mother's house is the place to be during the Thanksgiving holidays. All of my brothers make their way to my mother's house because she is the best cook in the world. Every son says this, but all of our wives agree with us on this. The rest of the family also seems to share our opinion because everyone flocks to her house right along with us.

It's great when you have someone who likes to cook, and my mother loves to serve others. She has the best fried turkey, and all of the side items are just delicious. Macaroni and cheese never tasted better than it does when we are having Thanksgiving dinner. My oldest brother loves the apple pie that she serves for dessert, and I have to agree that it's is pretty good. It's even better when we break out the ice cream for it.

I always sit at the table until I am stuffed. I find myself obsessed with all the goodies that my mother prepared. The medley of mixed vegetables is a perfect compliment to her fried turkey. The cornbread that she makes tastes so good. I always have to take some of this home.

Everyone is lazy after we have dinner. Most of us sit around and watch Direct TV special deals after we are done. This is the perfect holiday.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Black Friday Shopping

Written by Kasey Roman

I'm really looking forward to some of the black Friday shopping this year. I plan to do most of it with my brother, and then a bit with my girlfriend also. I have already been searching around on some of the deals online and in local stores and have been seeing some really nice deals.

One of my main things I am looking for this year is a really good deal on a flatscreen. I have seen quite a few nice ones at Wal-Mart and the prices seem to be really good. So that's probably going to be one of my main stops this year. Another major thing on my list is a diamond engagement ring for my girlfriend . I haven't really figured out where I want to get that from. Not sure what kind of rings, Wal-Mart would carry or what kind of warranties they would have.

So I was thinking maybe zales or maybe Kay jewelers. I am sure that one of them would have to have a good deal on a nice ring with as much business as they do they have to have some good warranties, and everything should be certified. Anyway, hope everyone has some good shopping experiences and be sure to set your home alarms (CLICK) remember this is the time of year for thieves.

Friday, November 26, 2010

FTF: Lechon Kawali

It's Friday once again! How time flies and the Thanksgiving is over. Time for FTF and here is my share for this week on......

Will also be bringing this (lechon) on our Filipino Christmas Party on the 18th of December.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Dinner with the Rhin's

For the first time this year, I didn't cook turkey for Thanksgiving for the reason that a friend of ours at church invited us over for a dinner. Hubby and I made a couple of side dishes (steamed green beans and roasted winter veggies), pecan pie, and sweet rolls and brought it at their house. We also brought a sparkling cider for drinks. When we got there, the turkey was still at the oven and the other family was not there yet either. We waited for an hour and a half before they arrived. We have plenty of foods to feast upon and were all stuffed after eating. Kids played at the playroom while we (adults) played games, chatted and had fun getting to know each other well. We were all having fun that I forgot to take some pictures :-(; oh well, that's okay. Maybe next time I'll never forget it. How about you guys? How was your Thanksgiving? Hope you had a great one!

Friday, November 19, 2010

FTF: Birthday Cakes

About a week ago, we attended friends birthday party. We had so much fun meeting new friends, and stuffing ourselves up with yummy foods, not to mention the Karaoke singing and the Manny Pacqiao's fight with Margarito. Here are the bdays celebrants and their yummy cakes. More photos here.

From left to right: Alda, Dolly, Merlita, Elena, Lily, and Fina (not in the photo).
My share for this week's.....

Compare Credit Card Offers

Last night after dinner, a credit card company phoned us. The woman on the other line was talking me into accepting the credit card offer. I almost gave in to that offer since the credit card offers a lot. I can't imagine a stay at home Mom like me is qualified for a credit card. Most credit card companies would not approve me since I don't work outside home; but this one is different. I am approved not to mention that it offers 0% interest rate, no annual fee and with amazing credit balance. I didn't accept the offer sine hubby and I decided not to get into debt anymore. We still have credit cards though which are to be used only in case of emergency.

Anyway, before we decided to accept credit card offer, we did some comparisons with most credit card companies; we wanted to make sure then that we choose the perfect credit car for us. Someday, our son would gonna need a student credit card when he goes to college, and for mission, and when that time comes, it is comforting to know there is perfect student credit card waiting for him. A Student American credit card that is secure with 0 interest rate on top of instant approval is what we call perfect credit card for him.

Getting Ready for My Long Flight

Guest post written by Sue Simpson

When I'm off of school for Christmas break, I'm going to go and visit my friend who's living in London right now and I can't wait! I've never been out of the country, much less to London before, so I'm really excited about it. But I'm kind of afraid of flying so I'm going to try and do my best to distract myself from being up in the air for so long.

I was trying to find a really good, long book to read on the flight and was looking online for one when I saw some stuff about how to bundle clear internet and ended up doing just that for my apartment at college after I got the approval from my roommates.

I was going to go for an actual book, but instead decided to download a Christopher Moore audio book because I thought that it would help to lighten my carry on load. It's going to be cold in London and I need all the packing room I can get! IÕm also going shopping when IÕm there so IÕm going to try and pack a little light.

Friday, November 12, 2010

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Austin Family Law Attorneys

Nobody wants to have a family broken. But things change and bad things happen. And sometimes no matter what you do to save your marriage it just doesn't work. It is sad. Not good for the kids especially, but what can you do. You have to accept the changes and move on. Just this morning, I was talking with my friend on Facebook. We haven't talk for like a couple of years now, and all of a sudden she told me that she and her husband are no longer together. I don't know what to say. In fact right now, I can't get myself into phoning her to see how she's doing. She said she and the kids are happy and are ding fine.

I know it is not a good thing to say, but they will soon file a divorce; and since they used to live in Texas and her husband still lives in the same state, they will need to contact a family law attorney that can help them make the process smoother. They will need a help of Austin TX Family Law Lawyer. No matter how simple or how complex, the Austin Family Law Attorneys at the Evans Family Law Group understand how to assist you through this difficult time. We are experienced in situations involving divorce cases involving simple or complex financial and property disputes, child custody matters, child support, adoptions, grandparent’s rights, protective orders, child abduction matters and the like.

FTF: Crabs

When I was little we used to eat crabs a lot. I remember even the little one that was caught on the rice fields are sold in the market. So yummy for they are fresh. Here in the U.S. we can still get crabs like that at the Asian market, quite expensive but it's not that bad if you only eat maybe once in a blue moon, lol. Anyway, here is my share for this week on.......

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanks Bishop!

When I had my abdominal surgery six years ago, I was in so much pain during the healing process. I have to take pain reliever to ease the pain. The pain reliever has helped me a lot during those times when I needed it. Knowing I was taking such medication, the bishop in the church where we belong advised me to take it easy on prescription pain reliever for it is addictive in nature. Obedient to the Lord's servant, I follow his advice. I heard a lot of people became addicted to opiate pain reliever and suffer much from it. If only they know that there is a withdrawal nutritional supplement that can help them quit. The hydrocodone withdrawal relief can help pain killer dependent ease the pain of withdrawal from the pain killer.

Breast Implants

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Trent Jordan, Ultimate Tour Guide

I have always wanted to go to Canada to see the beautiful Niagara falls, shop at the biggest biggest Edmonton mall, and visit a friend who lives in Vancouver. Since hubby and I have never been there, we would need a tour guide to help us get there as well as visit beautiful places in Vancouver. Just the thought of it made me excited. I am sure Trent Jordan Vancouver could really help our travel easier for he is an ultimate tour guide in Canada as well as other foreign countries. I am pretty sure that our vacation there someday would be so much fun. Trent Jordan Vancouver blog is going to guide you from great places to see to events that only the city of Vancouver offers.

Make Your Business WebVisible

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Missing Foods at Jollibee

If there is one place I would like to eat as soon as we arrive in the Philippines next year for our vacation, that would be Jollibee. I would order Pancit Palabok and Fried Chicken for myself, Spaghetti for Jacob and Burgers for hubby. For dessert, I'd like to have their Sundae Ice Cream, yum. I know it would be (long six months ) a long wait before this would happen....but am already drooling just by looking at this photo I borrowed from a friend who have had their family vacation recently.

Sigh, if only I could turn the clock forward...oh well, all I can do for now is drool, lol!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adirondack Chairs for My Porch

The other day while visiting a friend, Lisa at the other side of the community where we live, I noticed that most most of the houses there are smaller than the houses built on the main phase. They kind of cute though because they look like an apartment only they have three bedrooms and two car garage. How did I know? Because I have been inside of one when I pick Dayna with her daughter to see Callie and Arriana for a play date.

I really love Callie's furniture especially the adirondack chairs that are in front of her porch. Interested I asked her where she bought them and she said online. She gave me the website and as soon as I got home from visiting other friends that day, I sat in front of my laptop and started searching for the butcher block and utility sinks I saw in Callie's kitchen.

The company's website is amazing. I can sit the whole day in front of my laptop admiring/looking at the their furniture. Adirondack Chairs, Inc. offers the largest selection of adirondack chairs of all shapes, sizes, styles, and finishes, to suit any decor, prices are very affordable. I will definitely save for the butcher block as well as the chairs I so desire.

Siomai for Dinner

This morning my son and I woke up early to prepare for another busy Saturday. My son was very excited to attend the birthday party of his friend and classmate, Damien. The party wouldn't start till 12nn, but Jake couldn't wait till we get to the place where the birthday would take. I have to explain to him that we still need to wait three hours. I am glad he understood.

I thought I can still steamed the siomai I have wrapped last night, but FaceBook made me busy, and before I knew it, it was time for us to go. Good thing hubby was already awake and ready to drive us to Dallas. Anyway, as soon as we get home, I immediately turn the stove on and steamed the Chinese dumplings. Oh boy, it turned out to be very yummy considering it was my first time to make some. We all love it. I made a lot enough to give some to my Filipino neighbors who live five blocks away from us. I will post the pictures later.

Watching On Demand

Written by Allen Cardenas

Just when I started feeling like there was no other way to watch TV, TVbyDirect introduced me free, On Demand TV. Just to let you know, it is amazing. For those that watch programs when you want on the internet, it gives you that freedom with the luxury of viewing shows on your television set. No more scheduling or having to wait for your favorite movies or missed shows to rerun, with a click of a few buttons, those shows are now available anytime you please.

Even on days that my family and I are at school or work or going out, we can always check Free on Demand and view every show or movie we wanted to see without having to set up the dvr or vcr in advance. And this way I get to watch any movies that I've wanted to see even though I didn't even know that the movie was playing on TV in the 1st place. What a time saver! Before, I'd spend quite a lot of my time browsing through the guide looking for movies I may want to record and such. Now, I don't even have to bother with that stuff. All I have to do is just go to the on Demand menu and thumb through the content under the category that I'm looking for.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

FTF: Pinakbet and Fried Tilapia

A perfect meal for meal consists of rice), meat or fish, and veggies. And so here is my share for this week's Food Trip Friday. Happy Eating everyone!

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What Total Protect Home Warranty is All About

Total Protect Home Warranty is like an insurance company only this one covers the important investments you use at home like appliances or system. The TPHW protects your budget from expensive emergency repairs in case your appliances fail in the middle of the night or anytime of the day without warning. It will give you peace and security. Total Protect Home Warranty complements your homeowners insurance policy, thus helping you protect you most expensive investment.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday Fill Ins

Happy Halloween to those Who Celebrate IT!

FFI we go!

1. While the cat's away the mouse plays.

2. You look fabuloso!

3. Children are heritage of the Lord.

4. I rest and relax when I get home from work or shopping or what have you.

5. This may seem odd, but my feet don't hurt when I wear crocs instead of walking shoes when walking/running.

6. Being prepared for a busy weekend and that seems like a fine idea to me!
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to practice and prepare for my talk for church on Sunday, tomorrow my plans include help clean the chapel, go trick or treat with my son at church and Sunday, I want to rest and relax after church!

Buying Apples for Homemade Apple Cider

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

Making apple cider has always been one of my favorite fall activities, with jumping in freshly raked leaves coming in as a close second place. This year, I decided to get some apples from a local orchard to prepare the cider with.

On an early afternoon in late September, I piled into the car with some lunch and great CDs for the drive, set my home security alarm I found at, and began the three hour drive to the nearest apple orchard. While I drove, I enjoyed the incredibly beautiful scenery of the changing leaves, as well as the trees that had already started to shed some on the ground below.

Upon arriving at the orchard, I was amazed by how many people had apparently shared my idea - the parking lot was nearly entirely full! I found a spot near the back, and made my way into the orchard. Once I got inside, I realized there was actually a festival going on inside.

It turns out that I had come to the orchard on exactly the right day. The festival was a celebration of their 50th anniversary, and they had all of their products and apples on sale for 50% off. I gathered many delicious looking apples, as well as a few pre-made bottles of their apple cider. The day I picked was truly a wonderful coincidence.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FTF: Baked Lemon and Dill Chicken

It's Friday once again...oh my how time flies! Food Trippers here is my share for this week. Happy weekend :-) everyone!

Baked Lemon Dill chicken leg quarter, steamed broccoli, and indian rice basmati. Yum!

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Anniversary Dinner at Japanese Restaurant

For our wedding anniversary celebration last month, we all went for a dinner at Iron Chef resto; a Japanese resto that we like so much. We love hibachi and that is what we ordered. Jake had so much fun watching the chef did the tricks at he cooks the foods in front of us.

After eating, they posed in front of the resto...
While waiting for the chef....
Waiting patiently....
Finally, the chef came and started cooking ourdinner...
We ordered chicken fried rice for Jake, and a dinner for two for hubby and me. Our foods has fried rice, soup, steak, shrimps with stir - fry veggies....which was very yummy!

Halloween: Four Moms, Eight Kids, One Wagon

Guest post of the week by Brittany Booker

Oh yeah, we're in Halloween costume frenzy at my house. Each one of the kids has been unusually decisive this year, and I am finishing costumes for (from oldest to youngest child): a bathing beauty, a fireman and a princess. Let it be noted that my youngest is on her third year as a princess. What she lacks in originality, she makes up for in passion for her topic!

I've also finalized my plans for the big night. Tradition demands that the playgroup does the neighborhood together. The kids seem to have more fun if there is a big group, and I've found multiple moms mean there's always someone to pull the wagon of tuckered toddlers or chase the one child who must be first to the end of the block. I'm usually the chase-mom as my son fancies himself the Halloween alpha dog. Lucky me.

Here's the plan: Four moms, eight children, one wagon, three blocks. If things go even marginally my way, I'll be back home, kids in bed, on the couch with the satellite TV remote from in my hands by 9 p.m.

I might just be looking through the treat bags for Almond Joy and Mounds bars, too. Trick or Treat does have its rewards for moms, folks.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Precious Diamond Engagement Rings

When hubby asked my hand to marry him, he didn't have engagement ring available. The reason was he didn't plan to propose to me since it was the first time we met. Yes, we met through an LDS singles site and the only means of our communication that time were emails and phone calls since he lives in the other side of the world and so was I. I didn't expect for something like that, but when he popped up that magic question, I was speechless. I did say 'yes' yet. Being a persistent man he was, he asked me the same question the next day and that's when I gave him my sweet 'yes, I will marry you.' We were both elated. That same day, we went shopping for diamond engagement rings, unfortunately, we didn't find the one I like. If only they offered the engagement rings design your own I could have had my own ring before he for U.S.

One month later, I received a package all the way from United States containing a diamond eternity ring with a note saying that it was my engagement ring. I was very happy. I felt like I was the luckiest woman in the world that day. He started processing the papers for petition...and it didn't take long before his visa application was approved. Six months later we got married in the LDS temple in ABQ., NM. Now, I have two diamond eternity rings. Why two? He said the first one has small diamond in it and so he bought me another one that has bigger stones. Big or not, I love them both for it came from my sweet and thoughtful dear husband.

Dining Out

We went out for a dinner in one of the Restaurant in town; for whatever reason, I can't remember he name of the resto. But I tell yo their foods are yummy. I am not a fan of nachos but I ate a lot that time for it was so good! We all enjoyed that dinner and probably will be going back there again soon :-).

Hamburger and Mashed Potato with Gravy....Jake loves his foods.
My yummy green salad with grilled chicken on top.
Nachos for hubby.

Tree Removal Made Easier

Compared to Texas, the state of North Carolina is very scenic because of the greenery you see in almost every place. Many trees both in the city and countryside. We really enjoyed our every visits at my brother in-laws place when we were living in Virginia. My brother in-law has a big yard with old big trees that give shades on sunny days. How I wished we have trees like those in our backyard. Anyway, his trees looked very healthy and trimmed. So, I asked his wife how they manage to make the trees very well. She responded by saying that they use tree service Durham NC. No wonder why their yard always looks well maintained and beautiful.

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Lemon Dill Chicken

Here is a chicken dish, Lemon Dill Chicken, one of hubby's fave chicken dish. I baked some the other day for dinner because hubby requested it. As always, he loves it. My in - laws love it, too. This dish is very easy to make and there's only 5 ingredients needed. The chicken quarters, salt, pepper, dill weed and lemon. Bake it to 350 for 45 minutes to an hours and you'll have a very yummy meal. Serve it with veggies and mashed potato or rice on the side and then, dig in!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

FTF: Sotanghon Soup with Meatballs

Winter is just around the corner. Cold weather makes stay more at home than summer. It is nice to chill with my family in front of a fireplace with hot cocoa on my hand. I also call winter, a soup time. I cook a lot of soup during cold season and this is one of them. My son loves this soup especially when I pu meatballs in it.

This is a healthy food as well.
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Date Night with On Demand

I appreciate the guest post, Kermit Jenkins

My boyfriend and I work completely opposite schedules, but Friday night is date night. By Friday both of us are exhausted from our grueling work schedule so we often stay in. Though we enjoy a night of wine and conversation, another love we share is movies.

Generally we order a pizza from the local pizzeria, crack open a bottle of wine and cuddle up on our couch with our satellite remote. We spend about ten minutes debating what movie to watch (he likes the action, I like the romance) before we pick the latest releases on demand movies on satellite TV from BestChoiceTV. The best part of demand movies on satellite TV is you can choose from a variety of films. You have your pay-per-view channels or the HBO, Showtime and Cinemax channels with an abundance of titles. If we don't like a movie 20 minutes in, we choose another. It's nice that we don't have to leave home and interrupt date night to pick up DVDs. We can also sleep in without worrying about if we returned our DVDs to Blockbuster.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Dinner at DQ After Karate Lesson

After Jake's Karate lesson today, we decided to eat at DQ (Dairy Queen). Jake and I had kids meal, while Matt has a big burger. We love DQ for their foods are yummy compared to other fast food like McDo, Wendys and Burger King. Their french fries is good, too. We are glad that Jake loves attending his Karate lessons and is always excited to learn. The movie "karate kid" made him even more excited and that helped a lot. He is doing better now when it comes to focus/concentration and discipline. On Saturday, his classmate and friend will go with us to see if he would be interested on joining the team. We are all excited for him.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Home Depot Savings

Four months ago, we moved in to our newly built house. Hubby and I were very excited that as soon as the closing is over, we started moving our stuffs up. We really didn't waste even a single minute. When we were at the showroom for upgrades, hubby and I decided that we would do the wood flooring ourselves as well as painting the interior for we know that we would be able to save money by doing it ourselves instead of hiring a professional to do things for us. Our house is very close to HD, and for sure we would get great Home Depot deals when we purchase wood flooring. We bought our new refrigerator, and washer and dryer there and paid only a little over $2,000! Isn't it a deal or what!?

Last month while at HD looking for an oak tree, we saw a DuPont Montreal Gunstock laminate wood floor. It was on sale for only $3.18 per sq. ft and was very pretty. Hubby and I fell in love with it. Now, we know which wodl floor we would choose when it's time to replace the carpet in our living room. Having laminate wood flooring not only adds beauty to your home, but also helps increase the value of it as well. We did this once before and it was one of the selling point of our first house and sold it in just a matter of two weeks.

Friday, October 15, 2010

FTF: Kare Kare

I don't often cook Kare Kare for the reason that hubby and son don't like it at all. And so when I do, I'll end up eating them all for like a week or two. Anyway, here is my share for this week Food Trip Friday.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FTF: Shrimps and Caldereta

Two of my favorite Filipino foods. When a friend from church celebrated his 50th birthday, these two are the yummiest. I still drool every time I look at them :-).

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Game Day Feeling

Written by Sonny Quinn

There is a whole lot to be said of the feeling of being part of a group who feels the same way as we do. There is camaraderie at NFL football games that binds a huge group of otherwise disparate people into a group set on having a good time watching their favorite team square of against a rival.

The rival team's fans know they are in for a good-natured ribbing with a few taunts and verbal jabs thrown in. It's just how it works. It's all in fun and the fans know how to take it as well as dish it out. Most fans who attend games have been the givers at the home team's stadium and the receivers when following their team to an away game.

It seems that game day preparations evolve into a ritual that even the most superstitious athlete would find amazing. One fan might have to wear that Jersey that should have been discarded years ago. Another just has to break out the face and body paint. Other fans have to pack their battery-powered TV set for the Instant Replays, while others are sure to bring an FM radio with earphones to hear their favorite local game announcer instead of the stadium announcer's take on the plays.

Beads, feathers, funny pants, hats and shoes are part of getting ready for game day. Most fans probably would be detained by the police if they dressed like they do on game day on any other day. Even when tickets can't be acquired or schedules altered to attend a game, a real fan will stay home in his entire garb and watch professional football on satellite TV from

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Friday, October 1, 2010

FTF: Vietnamese Soup (Pho)

One of my favorite soup is Pho. This is very yummy and healthy as well. If you haven't tried it yet, you are missing something that many people love. Anyway, this is my entry for this week's Food Trip Friday hosted by Willa.