Tuesday, September 22, 2009

10 Things I need to Plan for

Here's a couple of things (not in chronological order):

1. retirement
2. trip to pi
3. our 2nd baby
4. my parens moving in
5. set up for my new "passion"
6. our kids college

feel free to join the in on ten on tuesday

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Fire Truck

Today is my ds' lucky day. Dh came home with a surprise for his ds~ a yard sale find that's working. Ds was so excited that he did not mind that the truck is dirty. Obviously, it needs a lot of tlc and a battery. Dh had to use his motorcycle battery to check it the toy is still working... and it did.

I'm sure ds will have a lot of fun with his new fire truck.

Friday, July 17, 2009

busy weekend

This weekend is going to be a busy one. I'll be in my card class tomorrow. We will be working on 3 cards for xmas in july, then we still might be at my gf bday party, then my dh's uncle is hosting a cookout (that could not be missed), then I'll be back to woony for my crafty ladies' nite at Sonya's. If it's not raining, we will have a "drive in movie". whew! I hope this preggy will have energy for all these activities in a single day.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

an update

For all you guys who are wondering if I am still around, the answer is yes. It seems like I am on a roller coaster ride recently... We have a really good news (we're expecting another baby) and a really bad news (my mother-in-law passed away so suddenly). With my "first trimester drama" and losing my dearest Ma, I cannot tell you how tough it is to be in the middle of all of these. Things are very tough right now but with the gift of family and friends, we are hanging in there. I'd like to express my gratitude to all those who, in one way or the other, shared with our sorrow and loss.

I hope I can put all that I feel in words but sometimes it's better (for me) to contemplate on them. I am sad, very, very sad.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Well, what do you think about this new look of my blog?
Just want you blogger friends to know that I am still around, just have a hectic schedule to ec drop lately... I hope you understand. Summer is fast approaching which means lots of work for me and make things happen.

hope everyone is having a good week!


10 Favorite Places to Shop

I'd like to make it known that I'm not a shoppaholic (not anymore!). This list is composed of places that I would go provided my pocket would allow me... I don't have any recollection of when I was in the mall. I am happy about it... I frequent the bead/craft stores nowadays.

1. joann's
2. bead and wire shop
3. michaels
4. local grocery store :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

April Top EC Droppers

I'd like to say "thank you" to those who made it in my top 1o ec droppers list for the month of April. Have a great month ahead! tfd

Saturday, May 2, 2009

PhotoHunt #18 - Walking

It's been a week now since my df and I decided to go for a walk after work! I can feel the energy.... i have a lot of pictures on this theme but i chose to post these recent pics....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

10 Words People Would Use to Describe You

This is not an easy task for me to tackle but I'd like to be a good sport so here's my take:

1. awesome!
2. a drama
3. wonderful
4. *itchy/moody - hehe
5. talented
6. impatient!
7. goofy/funny
8. smart
9. shorty
10. sensitive

Most people would compliment me on something - that's why I had a little clue; the rest is just a product of my paranoia (j/k) *wink!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

PhotoHunt #17 - Protect(ion)

For this week's theme on photohunter, I chose to post my dh's hand (more like an arm- hahaha). I thought it's very fitting for the theme because this hand will do just about anything and will do all it can to its power to safeguard his family and its members from being damaged (i.e. mental) or harmed.

Friday, April 24, 2009

C.I.A. #16

I did some chores while ds was taking a nap. Ds had been so good at sleeping in his toddler bed. We did not have any "incident" that we had to worry about - so far.By the time I had to get him up, I could not find him! My ds was lost! You can just imagine the panic I felt in an instant! Thank goodness I found him in his closet! I could not figure out how and why he got there but he's sleeping so peacefully in there. I got him there after taking a couple of shots and cuddled him until he woke up. tfr

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

10 Underrated Movies

This week's on Ten... is all about underrated movies. I have to admit i have not been to the movies for a while now. Having said that, my list would be about that movies I've seen, and I thought were underrated.

1. Crash
2. Independence Day
3. The Thin Red Line
4. Road to Perdition
5. Munich
6. well, I guess that's all I have for now. If you want to play, don't hesitate to join! Click on the widget below to see/read other players. tfr!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

card making class #4

This month on cardmaking at bella, we did two cards. A slider card, and a shaker card. This is the first time I had a chance to make something like these.

slider card - closed

slider card - open to reveal a message and a gift card!
shaker card
another pic of my shaker card

We did two cards today because these babies take a long time to make. Actually, I just grabbed the rest of materials for my shaker card because I ran out of time - had to pick up ds at 12:30pm. The group were still working on the shaker when I left.

For my teacher, I'd like you to know that I enjoyed working on these projects. My shaker card came out awesome! I look forward to making more for family and friends. tfr

PhotoHunt #16 - Purple

This week's theme on photohunter: PURPLE. I love this color and I love it even more on the wild flower that I'm going to post here.

Here's some facts about this flower:

Kingdom: Plantae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Violales
Family: Violaceae
Genus: Viola
Species: V. tricolor
Subspecies: V. t. hortensis


I think they are wild pansies but wild or not, they are really pretty! tfr.

Friday, April 17, 2009

trip to the zoo

It's been a week since I did not have to wake up early to go to work! We planned on going to the zoo today. I called my df and babysitter for her service tomorrow; in our conversation, she had mentioned about going to the zoo also but a different one. I know our ds missed her kids already so I figured we can still change our venue since we haven't bought our tickets yet! Off we went to the public library where we can buy our tickets for less expensive price than buying it from the zoo, the largest one in New England. They also have different passes for different family-oriented places.

On our way there, dh decided to give me a tour of the house he helps renovating (picture: 3rd column, 2nd row). It was a tour! That house is grand; but that's for a different post. After my little tour of that mansion, we were off to see the lions!

We arrived at the zoo around noontime. I was hoping to see my df right away so we can spend time at the zoo together. We did not find them soon enough, so we went on the route we normally go. Today, is just a lucky day for us, I guess! Dondi, the Gentle Giant Elephant - my ds' favorite in the zoo, is having her show in 5 minutes! We waited, watched in amazement, and enjoyed ourselves. While enjoying the show, I also learned that she's about my age and came from Thailand. She stands 8 1/2 feet tall, and she weighs about 8,000 pounds!

Phil, the trainer, uses positive reinforcement to train Dondi to do tricks and make other animal sounds. It's amazing!

After the show, we went to find my df while looking at some animals along the way. It was just a perfect day to be outside. We found my df and her family on our way to the petting zoo and the skyfari. It was fun to see the kids hug each other like they have not seen each other for decades!

Overall, it's a great trip and Dondi was the attention grabber! tfr

C.I.A. #15

My ds just decided to help with my button-sorting task today. It's amazing how he knows where to put what color and smiles to my camera! what a cutie! tfr

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

10 Signs that you're getting older. . .

1. gray hair
2. wrinkles
3. listening to a radio at night instead of watching a tv
4. all of the sudden you can't understand what the teenagers are talking about
5. i can't find my fave songs in the radio (perhaps, they don't play them anymore :(
6. backaches
7. eyeglasses
8. choosing friends wisely - and keeping those old friends
9. a little boy thinks that you had more than a hundred birthdays!
10. wisdom

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Bonding with Khriss

Last Friday, my dh, ds, and I went to witness our very df do her proposal for her dissertation. Please don't ask me about what she presented. The formulas are so beyond me! Her topic was about "Benchmarking Finite Population Means for Small Areas Using Multivariate Bayesian Regression Model". Okay so, I did not really know her lingo but I know after her long speech (more than an hour), we will have bonding time at my house!

I always enjoy being around her. She's the little sister I must long for since I was little! She's a fashionable geek, very down to earth, very loyal, and most of all she adores our little ds *wink/jk. She's one of life's little blessings that come along our journey of life. There are not any dull moments with her.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

lunch bag mini album

here's my installment on the lunch bag album that my df and I started. This weekend, we went to Bella in Johnston and found what a clever idea they did with the lunch bag. We went home and scrap til 3 am! I love having her around. I cherish every moment I share with her!

My album is not done as of the moment. I have a couple of pages to fill in with a lot of memories and then I should be done! tfr

PhotoHunt #15 - Triangle

the word triangle means tri - three, and angles. therefore it's all about a closed shape with three angles. Triangles can be classified according to its sides [scalene, isoscles, and equilateral] and angles [acute, obtuse, right, and equiangular].

A scalene triangle has three sides of unequal lengths, an isosceles has two legs/sides of equal lengths, and an equilateral has three sides of equal lengths. That’s for classifying triangles according to its sides. Triangles can also be classified according to its angles: acute triangles has angles that measure less than 90 degrees, an obtuse triangle has an angle measure that’s greater than 90 degrees, a right triangle has an angle measure that is exactly 90 degrees, and lastly, an equilateral triangle has three angles that are equal (60 degrees each measure). The total angle measure of a triangle is 180 degrees!

Triangle is one of the most rigid, fundamental shapes. The pyramids that stand the test of time, has triangular faces... I can list more examples of the use of triangles but I am afraid I’ll bore you. Anyhow, this week's theme on photohunter is Triangle. I am posting a picture of the building with a tower in triangular sections. I go through this route every morning to the babysitter’s house. Tfr!

Friday, April 10, 2009

C.I.A. #14

My ds showing some random act of kindness! Shatze is not feeling too well and this shot was just sweet!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

10 Least Liked Foods

This week’s 10 is a little challenging for me since I am not a picky-eater.

I am going to list the foods that I can live without. Okay, here's my list:

1. potatoes

2. hamburgers

3. ham

4. lasagna

5. chicken fingers

6. burrito

7. deer/duck meat

8. macaroni and cheese

9. veal

10. steak, the "rare" done