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Friday, October 28, 2011

FTF: Beefy Caldereta

I made a beef caldereta for our dinner tonight. It's been awhile since the last time I cooked some and this one was good even though I use a tough meat. Plus I use my own recipe when I put peas, no cheese and liver. For veggie, we had have our left over chopsuey from the dinner the other night.

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Biomedical Storage Supplies and Equipments

For highly sensitive objects that need special care and preservation like specimens for medical use, a reliable storage is needed.  There are biomedical storage supplies and equipment that can provide extensive protection and safe-keeping for these things.

Liquid nitrogen freezers or an ln2freezer provides efficient storage for biological products needed for transplants or specimen samples.  This equipment is created to hold and maintain temperatures that are very specific to protect the nature of the objects.  There is no other trusted storage equipment for this type of products than a liquid nitrogen freezer.  It is also designed for cryogenic and cell culture storage.  Medical institutions, pharmaceutical laboratories, medical universities, and the likes acquire this type of storage for their laboratory needs.  

You will need a specialized and knowledgeable person to install this equipment.  So you may have to request the company, where you bought the ln2freezer from, to provide you experienced people to help with the installation.  Remember to ask plenty of questions before getting this equipment for your company or research institution.  But I am certain this is a good investment.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

FTF : Our Fave Fast Foods

When I am not in the mood for an elaborate dinner, these are what we eat :-). My own version of chicken noodles soup, baked fish sticks and sweet potato fries, and cheesecake for dessert. We love eating these foods every once in awhile. These are healthy and oh... so good!

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Monday, October 17, 2011

He's On a Semi - Vegetarian Diet

About a week ago, my husband decided to go on vegetarian diet so he could lose weight. But the thing is, he still wants to eat fish! He said no more red and poultry for him aside from eggs; and he still drinks milk, eats cottage cheese and cheese. I told him that is not a vegetarian at all, maybe semi-vegetarian :-). And he agreed. Now, we eat more of those foods than ever. However, my son and I still eat red meat particularly beef. So, every once in awhile, I still cook red meat. And oh, we eat less carbohydrates foods such as white rice, bread, pasta, and tortilla. That way, we would not only lose weight but, will have a manageable blood sugar.

Okay, this week we will be having green leafy vegetables like mustard green, Chinese broccoli,  swiss chard, and sweet potato tops. I will fry fish and tofu for our protein. What do you think? Do you think we would lose weight and get back to our old small sizes? I am hoping so....we will couple it with exercise everyday. Sounds like a great plan for us. Wish us luck! Above are the veggie dishes I have cooked this afternoon.

Staying at Cape Cod

Three years ago my husband's work moved us to the East Coast. We've found a place to live in the heart of Virginia called Ashland. We lived there for a little over a year and have come to love the place/city. In that short span of time, we manage to visit six states namely: Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida. We had so much fun visiting my relatives in Florida. Unfortunately, hubby's relatives in Massachusetts were disappointed because we didn't get the chance to visit  them. We planned on visiting them, but once again, hubby's work moved us back to Texas the following year. Our great time in VA ended :-(. 

Hubby and I have talked about it and planned on going back to see his brother next year and hopefully, we would be able to spend more time with them going to the Disney World and the beach. I would like to stay in one of the Cape Cod rentals  there in Massachusetts. It would be great if we could eat my favorite seafood which is lobster. I hear they serve the best seafood in that state. Visiting the Washington monument was fun when we went there during winter time. I wouldn't mind going back there again if time permit us.        

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Relocating to Edmonton

Last month, I had the chance to check this site: and it reminded me of an old friend who migrated there 10 years ago. I kind of miss this friend of mine all of a sudden. And wished we could talk again the way we use to before we went our separate ways. It may and may not happen again, but who knows, right?

Anyway, my other friend and I were talking the other day and we got to talk about our lives, our dreams and aspirations, as well as our plans for the future. Since both of us moms already, we discussed the things we yearned for the most as far as our family is concerned. Obviously, no matter what we wish for, it’s always centered on our respective families.

I was quite taken a back when my friend told me that she was actually thinking of relocating to Edmonton, Alberta. She told me she only want what’s best for her family. She feels her kids would be able to get the best education there and become fully equipped to face life head-on. I asked why she chose Edmonton. She said that she happened to visit the above website one day, and she was impressed by the properties listed on the site.

Aside from that, she told me that there were a lot of attractions and culturally enriching places in Edmonton which she wants her kids to visit. The fact that Edmonton is considered an economic hub sounds tempting to her, too. She feels it would be a much better residence for her and her family. I tried to read about Edmonton and seeing how there seems to be a lot of open doors for opportunities and possibilities there, I am not surprised that my friend chose the place.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FTF: Stir - Fry Bean Sprout, Tofu and Turon

I made a nice dinner yesterday and my son loved the 'ginisang toge.' He said; Mommy, this veggie is so yummy! Thank goodness he ate a lot. Tofu is one of his fave food, too. We have finished our dinner with Turon. I miss this dessert so much! I am glad I've found a 'saba' at Hongkong market this Monday. Lucky me for I seldom see this kind of banana here in the U.S. Most Filipino use plantain for their Turon.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Timeless Fashion Style

I may not be a fashionista or a shopaholic, but I do love leafing through fashion magazines. Let’s just say I know a beautiful piece of clothing or footwear when I see one. Through all these years that I’ve been constantly following the annual fashion trends that designers release at the start of the New Year, I realized that there are some fashion and trends that never go out of style. They probably have been there since the way, way back, and I have a strong feeling that they won’t go out of fashion for a very long time.

Here is my take on fashion and trends that will never go out of style: vintage clothing like high-waist bottoms and jumpsuits, pleated skirts and flared hip dresses, ladylike blouses made of silks and sheers, Bohemian-inspired clothes and of course, that little black dress. When it comes to footwear, I believe that stilettos, pumps, wedges, and even girls flip flops will never go out of style. Do you agree with some of my choices? Again, I am not an expert fashionista. These are just based on what I observe.

Fascinated with Buttons and Pins

Do you have a hobby? Perhaps you love collecting stuff. Who doesn’t, right? I have this friend who loves collecting buttons and pins. I really don’t know when her fascination started. I just know that she doesn’t go anywhere or visit a place without buying buttons and pins. She’s got them in all shapes and sizes imaginable. Some are labeled with names of sports teams, presidential candidates, countries, artists, rock bands, and even cartoon characters.

But now, her fascination has shifted to custom lapel pins. She seldom wears suits and neither does her husband. However, she has started collecting lapel pins, some even studded with Swarovski crystals. The pins are neatly stacked in one of the drawers in her dresser, and these are arranged by size, color, and shape. Now tell me if that isn’t weird. Honestly, though, I enjoy watching her as she arranges her collections. I also admire her organizational skills. To be able to arrange all those buttons, pins, and now, lapel pins which she has amassed over the year in a systematic manner is really something I am in awe of.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Silver Jewelry for Me

Last month was our 10th year wedding anniversary and hubby bought me a gift which was a white and yellow gold necklace. I like it a lot except that it was very expensive. And so we returned it to the store where he bought it. I told him next time he bought me a gift, don't get me something that cost too much. I was happy with that gesture and gift but I don't need a costly jewelry especially a necklace for I already have a necklace. It would be nice though if he would get me a silver ring from tungsten jewelry online. I read that it is the best online jewelry store that sells pretty nice rings for an affordable prices. I like that the shipping is free and that they even re size the ring in case it doesn't fit you free of charge.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Just One of my Dreams

Being a movie fan, my husband and I watch movie at least once a day. We rent movie at Redbox and blockbuster and every once in awhile online.Our favorite movies to watch are western, detective, comedy, family and documentary. Watching movie together with favorite snacks makes a perfect date for us. We both believe that you don't need to spend a lot of money to make a date special. We love being together and that is what matters most. Whatever we do, as long as we are together it doesn't really matter.

Lately, we have been watching movie about rich people and politician where the main character or actor is very influential, too. They can do whatever they want and have security following them to make sure they are protected and safe. I like it when the actor or actress fly on her/his private jet charter. How cool is that? Makes me wish that someday I will own one. But I don't think it would be possible, and so I will just dream about it. Dreaming doesn't cost me even a I would just dream as much as I want to.

Friday, October 7, 2011

FTF: My Favorite Velvet Cupcakes

My most fave cakes next to chocolate cake is velvet cake. It is very yummy and easy to make. A perfect cake for kids birthday....just the right size for adults who are on a diet. Don't they look yummy?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Apartment Rentals In Calgary

If you plan on moving to Calgary and don’t have any clue where to look for Calgaryapartments for rent (, you should search online for there are lots of websites that can help you find the right apartment for you to stay/ live in. For instance, this site can be helpful to you as you narrow down your choices. Whatever your reason for moving in, finding the right property should be one of your major concerns. Most people who plan on moving to a new place, they look for an apartment first before finally deciding whether they need a house, condo or a rental house. Say let us, when we move back to Texas from Virginia, hubby and I decided to live in an apartment first before we bought a new house. We stayed at the apartment for more than a year. Prior to that move, my husband had to find an apartment online that is close to work, hospital, school and shopping center that way we would avoid long drives or trio to these important places. With the help of finding apartment in Calgary, Canada would be easier to find. Make your search convenient by sorting by price, number of bedrooms, and rental property type and so forth. I am pretty sure you will find the one you are looking for. Check the website out for more info.