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My Current Love

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And it is Very very Soon!

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When I awoke this morning, hubby was tagging after me to turn on the television, and I heard my first ever Christmas song this year, a Jingle Bell Rock Medley on the big screen.

I never imagined days could be very soon, as in very very soon, and it all just automatically popped into my heart and brain, it's September 1, and Christmas is just around the corner!

When Christmas is nearing, I get shivers. I am afraid, very afraid. Why? Oh well, I haven't had enough to spare yet for the Christmas shopping, huhuh, and wait, are those knocks from my godchildren already? They're coming?

Well, that's the beauty of Christmas. The giving, and the taking of course, oh come on, it's really nearing. I suggest we exchange gifts here in the blogosphere? Who wants to host? Not me, please!

So, woot! wooot!


Merry Christmas Everyone!

Kadayawan Festival

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What is Kadayawan?Greetings! Madayaw!
A warm and friendly greeting derived from the Dabawenyo word “dayaw” that means good, valuable, superior or beautiful. Such is “Kadayawan”, a celebration of life, a thanksgiving for the gifts of nature, the wealth of culture, the bounties of harvest and serenity of living.
Although already a customary practice of the indigenous people of Davao the thanksgiving festival was institutionalized in 1986 to unite the Dabawenyos after the turbulent Martial Law years. It was then called “Apo Duwaling”, a contraction of the famous icons of the city – namely Mt. Apo, Durian and Waling-waling. Two years later, it was renamed “Kadayawan sa Dabaw” to better reflect the merry spirit and indigenous theme of the celebration.Today, Kadayawan has metamorphosed into a festival of festivals, the mother of many other festivals in the region as it honors Davao’s artistic, cultural and historical heritage, its past personified by the ancestral “lumads”, its people as …

Happy

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My, what great Tuesday for me, another award, this time, from Jeanny of Startin' a new Life, and girl, I'm swooping happy for all these awards *winks*. Surely Jeanny and JoanHarvest made my day happy. And from Jeanny, this is what I got.



The Above recipients of the Brillante Weblog are welcome to put the Logo on their personal blogs and have the honor of passing this award to seven other bloggers.Here are the rules for passing on the award:1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to those blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog
Hmmmm, let me see... I will give this Brilliant award to bloggers whose brilliance I hope I inherited.Joan of Whatever I Think
Odette of Little Miss Firefly
Sinta of Knittering
Ayen of Wooden Spoon and a Cookbook
The Girl with a Curl
Toni of Wifely Steps
The Pseudoshrink


Yay! An award! Weehee!

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Yay for me! I am blessed with so much now, my blogging friends have been reading my life, and they are so sweet to know me virtually and appreciate what I write and think. I thank Joanharvest for the award she gave me. This is the first blogging award I ever received and I am thankful, to you all for reading my posts.

Here is a line from her:

"Sheng is a young woman from the Philippines about my daughter’s age. She writes with passion and feeling. I find her to be such a beautiful young lady both inside and out. She also cooks good and posts pics of her food."

Although I cannot be posting much because of the busy schedule I have, I will surely update you with my life, and my experiences, and rest assured all of them will benefit, if not amuse or entertain. Rest assured that I will be responsible for my blogging.

Thanks so much Joan, hugs to you!

My shining, shimmering splendid award -


Here’s the scoop on the award itself:

The Oops award was created and is to be given to bloggers w…

Explore, Dream

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.


Explore.

Dream.


- Mark Twain -



Me?

I don't wanna wait for twenty more years to be disappointed on things I haven't done.

so,

Yay for me! I am so going to explore, dream. I'm going to Boracay!

Yehey! October pa po, hehehe.


Ang Puno’t Dulo ng Pag-ibig

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I stole this from At Wit's End, posted August 20, 2008. This post struck me as cool. Visit his site now, maaaliw ka, hehehe...




****L O V E is STUPID, este CUPID... ****
Nakakatawa talaga ang love. Isa siyang napakalaking oxymoron. Lahat ng pwede mong masabi sa kanya, baliktarin mo at totoo pa rin.Ang labo diba? Pero ang linaw.Masaya magmahal. Malungkot magmahal. Di mo naiintindihan pero naiintindihan mo. Walang rason. Maraming rason. Di mo na kaya, pero kaya mo pa rin. Masakit magmahal. Pero okey lang. Leche, ano ba talaga?! May kaibigan ako, sabi niya dati “Love is only for stupid people.” Nakakatawa kasi laude ang standing niya, pero dumating ang panahon, na-in-love din ang hunghang. At ayun, tanga na siya ngayon. Lahat kasi ng nahahawakan ng love nagiging oxymoron din. O kaya paminsan, nagiging moron lang.Hindi lang kasi basta baliktaran ang pag-ibig. Lahat ng bagay nababaligtad din niya. Lahat ng malalakas na tao, humihina. Ang mayayabang, nagpapakumbaba. Ang mga walang pakialam…

Weekend and World Peace

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I was home over the weekend, plus the holiday that was. Even though I and Hubby were busy with the Id’s (when will this end?), we had so much to be thankful for because we had an enjoyable time with the kids.Saturday came and it was raining the whole day, we haven’t finished doing the laundry, but instead, we curled up in bed and talked and laughed. I prepared breakfast with a good smile, I made bulalo. The steaming hot soup was good enough to warm us up. It was a superb Saturday.For everyone to know, I can cook, hehehe.Steaming hot bulalo for the rainy days
Sunday came and I made breakfast again. Now, considering that Gensan City is the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, I fried some tuna belly.This is how it looked while raw. Another pic here displays the fried tuna with some garnishings on the side. Yummy as it is, kinulang kami ng kanin, hehehe…Raw Tuna, sprinkled with powdered coatings
Hmmmm, what do you think of this?This is actually the first time I am blogging about the foods I pr…

Mails, and More

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Because of Postcrossing, I have made myself an eager writer, and an earnest receiver of mails. It is the feeling of being so special by receiving something that made me travel to places I have never heard of, and never intended of seeing. Postcrossing brought me to places, taught me geography, and developed in me the virtue of Patience, that for each of the mails, one must learn to wait.

And waiting for some snail mail loving, I am a happy person. When the mail gets to my hands, my hands are over-eager to grasp it and enjoy it.

Thanks for the people who have made my days brighter by sending some mails.

From Dublin, this is Odette's postcard. And two more from Norway and Finland.

All the way from Dublin, Ireland

And if any of you are interested to send me some snail mails, feel free to do so, I would so love that. Hehee...

And here's a pic of me, feeling very tired from a day's work at the office. Only rewarded with a hot soup from Chowking!


Hmmm, I have an idea, why don't you…

Would You Have Been a Good Wife in the 1930s?

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Ms. J of Wits and Nuts tagged me with this, and same as she is, I am a woman of any era! Hahaha, as if I could grasp myself thinking of older eras than where I am now.

But they adjudged me as this:

I am tagging odette, jeanny, blue rose, ayen.

Take the quiz here.


In Heavenly Bliss, Because of This

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Yes, I am in heavenly bliss, my best friend, Z, came home from Dubai, and as she promised, she gave me a very wonderful gift, one I can turn to in times of boredom and laziness. This.


Lovely Pearl-Pink GBA-SP
What a beautiful gift. I remember being an envious kid to my cousins for them having gameboys, and "game and watch". We were only poor earthlings so my parents cannot really afford these extravagance, but now that I have kids, I still yearn to buy this for myself, however, considering the fact that kids will surely play, and concentrate on this, instead of studies, I forgot all about it.

The day came that Zenith asked me what I want when she gets home, I immediately answered a GBA, and a Harry Potter Book, the Deathly Hallows, because that's just the last thing I need. I am already complete except for this book, a couple of chocolates to come for the munching too. Hahaha, what demands.

And so I have this. Thanks Best friend Z.

I can now play my all-time favorite...

The…

I Hate Chores

Jeanny tagged me with this. I love to do this because it reminds me of my hate for only 1 thing...

This meme is pretty simple. Here are the rules:

1.) List down the household chores you hate and why. Do you think you can survive without helpers and nannies?

2.) Copy the image.

3.) Tag as many girlfriends you want, the daddies and hubbies can also join.

4.) Add your blog’s link in the domesticated divas linky love. You can add all your blogs.

5.) Leave ME a comment and I’ll add you up in the masterlist.

DOMESTICATED DIVAS: Living the Healthy Life /Sripe&Yellow /Vanity Kit /Mind Bubbles /Something Purple /Em’s Detour /Me,Myself+2 /Kidd Designs /FunFierceFabulous /Ozzy’s Mom /Insights from the Grocer /Living A’ La Mode God’s Best Gift/ MommyAllehs Up-Close And My Precious Niche /Just Me.. Eds/ Eds Mommy Life/ Mommy Talks/ Aggie Shoots. Aggie Scraps /All Kinds of Me Stuff /The Salad Caper /Winding Creek Circle /InkBabyStudios /My Happy Place /Iam Dzoi /Suburban Sass / To the Moon and Back / …

Snoopy Goodness

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When I was a kid, I used to read about the Peanuts Syndicate. I love reading about Charlie Brown, Lucy and other characters in the Syndicate.

However, much as i wanted to have anything to go with the Snoopy Addiction, I never had anything Snoopy given me or I bought, I thought they were much too expensive for me.

When I was in college, a close friend gave me Snoopy in a tuxedo-dress stuff toy on my birthday, it was a very handsome Snoopy.

And after that, nothing more came, until my kids were borne to me, and they had the love I had been missing all these years, the Snoopy Goodness.


the kids' Snoopy collection


Tabebs with her Snoopy Galore
all Snoopys in different costumes of different countries.


Ok, so that's it. My kids have them, and I guess I would just share the Snoopy Goodness with them. What makes you drool over when you were a kid? What things did you miss doing while very young? Do share!

Meet Judy

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I was away from Thursday until yesterday but my weekend was superbly good. Last Friday, I had to join my kid in school with their culmination of the Nutrition Month where they had a cookout picnic, and some parents were there too to celebrate Nutrition Month with their precious children.

In the afternoon, I went to Maasim, Sarangani Province to close a deal with a school who re-ordered a thousand IDs for their students. That was really great! I closed a deal too with their permanent records and report cards and some printing needs.

Saturday, we were waiting for Ric's aunt, Auntie Ruping, she will be going with us to Marbel to attend her granchild's (Matet) capping. When Auntie Ruping got off from the tricycle, she was with Ate Edith (the mother), who flew from HK to attend Matet's capping. We were all surprised at her sudden going home. Grabe, hehhe...

And guess what I got from her?


J.U.D.Y.

Judy, while sitting in my computer chair
with both legs stretched lazily.

Judy was a gift…

It's all about ME!

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The fantabulous JavaQueen tagged me with this, and I love to post this for you to know more about me too. So here's ME!

I am: *toinks* 30 years old
I think: "Life is a winding road, all ups and downs, but when will I stay in the middle?"
I know: many things, an additional knowledge to me never gets me back to my old dimension.
I have: 2 kids, a girl named Raine Cassandra, and a boy named Ric Christian.
I wish: I could move out to our own house now, and have ourselves a car to bring us anywhere.
I hate: liars, and haughty people, and those who are very insensitive jerks who come my way.
I miss: my sis, she's working in Norway. She's my fave sis.
I fear: death, because it's too early for me to die and leave my kids.
I hear: chirps, there's birds on the aircon, hehehhee....
I smell: nothing, I just smell myself.
I crave: for anything good, hmmm... chocolates, that is!
I search: for the truth, what truth will I be needing to know?
I wonder: if I will have a pa…