Thursday, July 31, 2008

Get well soon, Fel

I have been contacting a friend of mine for quite number of times a few months back, nobody answered. I was hoping she's in good health and also thought that she changed her number, might have forgotten about me or simply don't want to talk to me anymore. It's been so long now I haven't talk to her, I would say since December of last year 2007. I miss talking with her on the phone, we do 3-way conversation along with our other friend.

A dear friend Jannette called me about lunch time today and asked how's our other friend doing. So, while I had her put on hold from our home phone, I called Ofelia, our dear friend using my cellphone. A guy answered the phone and I figured it was her husband. I kindly asked if I can speak with her and he said, she can't get to the phone right now, she's busy, followed with "have you heard what happened to us, do you know about her?". I wasn't able to answer right away and for the moment I was thinking like; are they divorced now? Is he controlling her, not to talk to anybody on the phone? Where is she? What is she doing? Is she okay? A lot of things questioned my own mind in that few seconds of not responding him. I finally said slowly and clearly, "no I have not, are you guys okay?" He paused for a moment and more questions ponder in my mind.

He started telling me the story about what happened on December 15, 2007 at 9:30am. I'm not going to get into very details coz it just makes my heart aches. I'm still shaking until now. He and his wife, my friend Ofelle were in a car accident while they were driving down in Miami, Florida. She was driving and totally lost of control when it happened. She was in ICU for a month, 3 months in the hospital, another several months at another hospital and until this moment, she's still in the hospital. =(( *cry* She can't talk, she can't eat and have a little brain damage. She has a gastrostomy-tube. It is a feeding device through which formula, fluids and/or medication can be given. And it is placed directly into the stomach through an opening in the abdominal wall. The tube can be placed surgically, endoscopically or with x-ray guidance. It is inserted into the stomach for feeding purposes if swallowing is a problem.

Can you imagine how the accident was? I can't, I can't imagine her being in that kind of situation. =(( I am still shaking even now, can't believe what happened all those times she wasn't able to call and talk to me. It made me shiver after I heard the story from her husband. Luckily he is okay and taking care of her now. Her mom from the Philippines arrived and been taking care of her too, for 3 months now. It is a very terrible tragedy for her whole family.

Oh Ofelle, I wish you a good recovery my dear. If you just know how much I miss our talkings on the phone, chit-chat on ym, the laughters we've shared and sometimes little problem here and there. May God heal you soon. I will pray for your fast recovery, Fel.

I love you dear friend. =((

My Favorite Seafood Recipe

I have many favorite seafoods recipe and baked tilapia is just one of them. I don't mind having it for lunch and dinner for several days. Especially with jasmine rice? Hmm, I just can't imagine how I would enjoy eating it with friends and loved-ones who also likes to eat it. Oh my, it makes me want to go to the store now and buy tilapia and cook this recipe for dinner tonight, trust me! I'm completely craving for it now, I tell ya. If you're not sure how to do it, below is a recipe I can share with you. I hope you will like it and will become one of your favorite too. It is very local and fresh, the source is known - very simple and easy to prepare and cook, the tilapia fish.
Baked Tilapia


6 Tilapia fillets

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

4 sprigs of fresh thyme

3 tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup coarsely chopped green olives

1/4 tsp. dried hot red pepper flakes

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup finely chopped red onion

1 T. fresh lime juice

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Lightly oil a shallow baking dish large enough to hold the fillets in one layer.

3. In a bowl stir together the oil, the thyme, the tomatoes, the olives, the red pepper flakes, the garlic, the onion, and the lime juice.

4. In the prepared baking dish arrange the fillets, skin sides down, season them with salt, and spoon the tomato mixture over them.

5. Bake the fish, uncovered, in the middle of the oven 15 to 20 minutes, or until it just flakes.

By adding a little more ingredients to it, I believe this dish would be a great contender for a cook off and be the new chef of the Great American Seafood Cook Off. Thinking about this, makes me feel very excited to experience and learn what would be that "little more ingredient(s)" need to be added in the recipe to make it tastier and brings positiveness of domestic seafood sustainability. Would you like to try it at your house? Let me know so you and I or anybody who want to join will set a date and can get together to prepare it and of course eat it together. Maybe one of us will really become the new chef of the Great American Seafood Cook Off.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Are you any wiser?

Apple Computers
It was the favourite fruit of founder Steve Jobs. He was three months late in filing a name for the business, and he threatened to call his company Apple Computers if the other colleagues didn't suggest a better name by 5 O'clock.

It is not an acronym as popularly believed. It is short for San Francisco.

This name was formed by using COMp, for computer, and PAQ to denote a small integral object.

The name was derived from the founder's name Dr.Michael Cowpland. It stands for COwpland REsearch Laboratory.

The name started as a joke boasting about the amount of information the search-engine would be able to search. It was originally named 'Googol', a word for the number represented by 1 followed by 100 zeros.After founders - Stanford graduate students Sergey Brin and Larry Page presented their project to an angel investor, they received a cheque made out to 'Google'

Founder Jack Smith got the idea of accessing e-mail via the web from a computer anywhere in the world.When Sabeer Bhatia came up with the business plan for the mail service, he tried all kinds of names ending in 'mail' and finally settled for hotmail as it included the letters "html" - the programming language used to write web pages. It was initially referred to as HoTMaiL with selective uppercasing.

Hewlett Packard
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.

Bob Noyce and Gordon Moore wanted to name their new company 'Moore Noyce' but that was already trademarked by a hotel chain so they had to settle for an acronym of INTegrated ELectronics.

Lotus (Notes)
Mitch Kapor got the name for his company from 'The Lotus Position' or 'Padmasana'. Kapor used to be a teacher of Transcendental Meditation of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

Coined by Bill Gates to represent the company that was devoted to MICROcomputer SOFTware. Originally christened Micro-Soft, the '-' was removed later on.

Founder Paul Galvin came up with this name when his company started manufacturing radios for cars. The popular radio company at the time was called Victrola.

Larry Ellison and Bob Oats were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Inteligence Agency). The code name for the project was called Oracle (the CIA saw this as the system to give answers to all questions or something such). The project was designed to help use the newly written SQL code by IBM. The project eventually was terminated but Larry and Bob decided to finish what they started and bring it to the world. They kept the name Oracle and created the RDBMS engine. Later they kept the same name for the company.

It originated from the Latin word 'sonus' meaning sound, and 'sonny' a slang used by Americans to refer to a bright youngster.

Founded by 4 Stanford University buddies, SUN is the acronym for Stanford University Network. Andreas Bechtolsheim built a microcomputer; Vinod Khosla recruited him and Scott McNealy to manufacture computers based on it, and Bill Joy to develop a UNIX-based OS for the computer.

The word was invented by Jonathan Swift and used in his book 'Gulliver's Travels'. It represents a person who is repulsive in appearance and action and is barely human. Yahoo! Founders Jerry Yang and David Filo selected the name because they considered themselves yahoos.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Work Boots

Work Boots USA specializes in different kinds of boots. Be it for work, safety boots, hiking, construction or military boots. They even have those ones that has steel toe shoes. I believe our feet needs to be warm sometimes, that's why work boots USA carries some of the best insulated work boot and insulated boots on the market. I myself wants to wear boots almost all the time, especially if I know that I will be standing for long hours. I want to feel comfortable of what I'm wearing, you know.

I would recommend shopping at for more details on how to find the right work boots for you or for your loved-ones. I'm pretty sure you will be glad you did. And your family, if you decide to buy one for each of them, will be happy coz I know it will be worth it. I bought some from this store before for my brothers, boy I tell ya, they loved it and still does. And now they want me to buy another style of boots. Oh well, how can I say no? I think it's about time to buy them another one too.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Megastar Ate Shawie shares the ups and downs of her life

I like Sharon Cuneta since I was young, so I'm sharing this to y'all who likes to read about what is up to her now. I think she's beautiful inside out, do you agree?

Megastar Sharon Cuneta celebrates her 30 years in showbiz with a very memorable anniversary concert entitled Megathirty at the Araneta Coliseum on August 8, 8pm. The singer/host/actress promises a night of music that spans three decades of love and inspiration.

Sharon was very nostalgic during her press conference for the concert, recalling the ups and downs of her thirty year showbiz career. She mentioned briefly the passing away of one of her closest friends in the business, Mina Aragon, the late wife of Viva Films exec Vic Del Rosario. She also said that she regrets not being able to work with one of the country’s top directors, Ishmael Bernal, before he passed away.

Click here to read more.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Marshals escort back to US man wanted for child porn

ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

An Ohio man is back in the United States to face charges of child pornography after taking refuge in the Philippines last year.

The Washington DC-based Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) said registered sex offender Timothy Leonard Lantz was arrested June 20 in Kulambugan, Davao del Norte by combined forces of the Bureau of Immigration and the Philippine National Police.

Lantz arrived back on US soil Friday after being escorted by US Marshals from Manila.

Lantz is wanted on multiple child pornograpjy charges by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Cincinnati, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus, OH and the US Marshals Service.

Lantz's apartment in Columbus was raided last January on the strength of a search warrant. He fled the country shortly afterward and travelled to Amsterdam and Spain before he sought refuge in the Philippines, Robert Downen, DSS public affairs chief said.

The DSS, the operating arm of the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security, is said to be the most widely-represented law enforcement organization in the world.

In 2007, it claimed to have resolved 113 international fugitive cases from over 30 countries. They are also responsible for protecting 285 US diplomatic missions around the world.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cabinet Grand Piano

After I got home from church worship service today, my husband and I went to the west side of town to purchase this grand cabinet antique piano from a family that were going to move overseas, going back to Norway in fact. So they have to sell everything in the house.

We could have purchased their very beautiful dining table but with the place we're on right now, there would be nowhere to put it. So, we went to this family's house somewhere in Katy, where my husband formerly have lived. We met this wonderful Norwegian family. Well, the wife is American but she speaks Norwegian language very fluently and in correct grammar. My husband speaks basic German so they talked about the places where he'd been. Wish I know how to speak the language too, lol! Maybe one day? Hmm, not sure about that, lol.

Anyway, we were so impressed with the antique piano when we saw it at their house.
It's more beautiful than it was in the picture.
It was build in 1921.
Very beautiful cabinet grand. They said, they bought it from a family back in 2006.
It's very well taken care of and in very good condition, plays well too.

So now, hubby has one grand and a small portable keyboard. He'd better play more songs that I like, lol. Good that we both like Elton John and more oldies songs, so we're in good shape, I think. :-)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Movie Time

My co-workers and I had a movie date today. In fact, we watched two movies at the Cinemark Movies 12, which is located inside the mall. We all agreed to see the first one at about 12:15 lunch time and the other one at 5:05pm. But things happens and we weren't able to reach at the place early enough to purchase the Dark Night's ticket for 12:15pm. It was sold out already! I heard it's a huge movie and everybody wanted to watch it. So we had to adjust the time to watch the other movie.

We decided to buy our tickets for 2:25pm (Mamma Mia) and 6:30pm (The Dark Night) instead. While waiting for the time, we wandered around the mall, did little shopping, got chili & cheese fries for a snack. I found a cute blazer which was on sale so I went ahead and bought it.

Then came Mamma Mia time! I had a blast with this one, lol. I would say it's a comedy, romantic and one of a kind movie. That movie runs about an hour and 48mins. And I'm not going to tell y'all by details about it coz I want you to see it too! :-) Maybe you can tell me later huh! *grin*

After then, everybody agreed to go to a restaurant and have a little drink and food before 6:30 came. I was busy chit-chatting and only captured very little photo shots. And below was one of 'em. Took our time and had a good laugh.

6:01pm - we headed back to the mall and went straight to the theatre. Sit ourselves comfortably and ready for The Dark Night. Boy it was fabulous, I tell ya! This runs about 2hrs and 32 mins. movie. There was no moment that I didin't enjoy to see. I'm looking forward to see the next part of a Batman movie.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I signed up for PPP

Yes, I did! I was approved by PPP on the 14th, yey! Honestly, I didin't know that I was approved because I haven't checked my mail for a few days now and I just learned that my blog is approved by 3p! Oh my God, I am so happy, very very happy. I heard about it from a friend (thank you, dear Marlet) in Hawaii who is already a member and making extra money. I am happy to know PPP because I already have made several friends since I join and hopefully gain more in the future. I am very excited to see what 3P has in store for me. Now, I really have to work on my blogging thing, because this time, I know and feel that 3P has something for every individual and I'm one of those. I'll try my best to work with you, 3P as efficient as I can be. I'm glad I'm part of your network now.

Extra income has always been good no matter what. Especially if you're planning something big, any little extra is sure a big help. In fact, I'm hoping I can get as many opportunities as I can.
I would love to see having a piece of land in the future with house built on with PPP being part of it. Don't you want the same thing? I bet you do. Time for a blog workout now, hehe.
Thank you PPP for approving my site. I sincerely thanks to y'all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sushi Night

(I will edit this post when I get home this morning from work. I have no time to finish this, gotta run to work.)

Hmm, I love sushi!

Hubby got a new job today, so we went out to eat to celebrate. We took couple of our friends with us and decided to go to Tokyo Bowl, my friend's wife and I's very own favorite sushi place. It's a Japanese Restaurant where everybody I believe loves it. Boy we had a blast! I mean real blast. We took our time, ordered anything we like.

So, here's what we got:

Gyoza (Pork Dumplings)

Top left is a Cici Sushi. On the right is Dynamite Yellowtail. And Oshinko at the bottom with seaweed around it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

From The Mountains

I would like to share with y'all the recent book that my step mom have written. She's been a writer for a long time now. My dear husband is her very own personal editor, she always have my hubby look at what she writes, if there's anything that needs to be corrected. I haven't met her yet in person but I always talk to her on the phone. And I'm very excited to meet her. Oh I love you, Mom Marcia. Can't wait to see you! :-)

A story woven with warm, believable characters faced with the events of the Civil War, it portrays the inhabitants of the Adirondack Mountains and the men from there who joined the 115th Regiment. Among the letters written by Caleb and his wife, this sensitive man exposes his love and hopes; a poignant revelation of his thoughts and fears appears in his meticulously kept journal.

If anybody wants to purchase any of my step mom's book, you can do it at PublishAmerica and search for her name or book title.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Recipe of the Day

Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie

2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 slices good quality bacon or peppered bacon, chopped
2 pounds ground sirloin 1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
Black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock, divided
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 pound blue cheese, crumbled (recommended: Maytag)
3 to 4 tablespoons chives
1 teaspoon paprika

Place potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water and bring up to a boil. Season water with salt and boil potatoes until tender, 12 to15 minutes. Heads up: save a ladle of starchy cooking water just before draining.

Heat a skillet with high sides over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, half a turn of the pan and the bacon. Crisp bacon and remove to paper towel lined plate. Add sirloin to the pan and caramelize the meat, 4 to 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until tender, 6 to 7 minutes more then season with salt and pepper.

While meat cooks heat a small sauce pot over medium heat and melt butter, whisk the flour into butter, cook 2 minutes then whisk beef stock into flour, add Worcestershire and season sauce with salt and pepper, to taste. Thicken 6 to 7 minutes.

Pour gravy over meat and turn on broiler.

Temper egg yolk by beating it with the starchy potato cooking water. Place drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in to dry them out a little. Mash potatoes with egg yolk and sour cream then fold in crumbled blue cheese and chives. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and spread across the top of the meat in an even layer. Garnish the potatoes with paprika and place under broiler to crisp and brown the potatoes, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately right from the hot skillet.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Lumpia and Pancit Day

One of our friend's birthday was on the 11th of July. Due to some circumstances, it became a very unforgettable birthday to him. I said unforgettable because he is miserable, not happy of what's happening to his marriage and did not expect this things to happen and found out the worse information the night before his birthday. What a birthday gift, he said.

So to make him feel more like at home, my husband and I offered him a little birthday celebration at our house today. We simply call it a "Lumpia and Pancit Day". Why? Because he was also in the military, just like my husband and they both experienced some filipino foods and pancit and lumpia are one of their favorite. Then, I cooked both. And hubby made a great iced-tea for all of us.

We had one of my brother in-law came over too. He's now single for some reason and also suffering a little about relationship. So, we had two single guys came over today. :-) My lumpia and pancit were sold, hehe! Thank you and good credit to my mom who taught me how to cook. I love you so much, mom.

I'm sorry I was not able to take any pictures. Was too busy to get the camera. And besides, I was running late of preparing the foods coz my husband decided to have it ready by 3:pm instead of the original plan which was about 5-6 in the evening. But it turned out good and everybody was happy. Brother in-law had some bring-to-work food for himself, he works at night like me (but I'm off today, so poor him, hehe!). He don't wanna get in trouble at work, so there was no beer for him, lol.

That's it for today. I hope most of you folks have a wonderful day. I sure did have one! :-)

Have a great evening, everyone!

Friday, July 11, 2008

5 Ways to Keep Your Man From Straying

This is just something I'd like to share. Everyone has opinions of their own. I'd love to hear yours. :-)
This is written by: David Zinczenko
Every time a celebrity couple is touched by infidelity - Pink's hubby tries a different shade, or Ryan Phillippe spoons someone other than Reese - it's like the rumble of distant thunder over our own relationships.

Everywhere you look, you see potential targets for your partner's straying eyes, hands and, heaven forbid, other body parts. There's that co-worker, and the ex, and the spinning instructor with to-die-for quads (and glutes).

Of course, most of us start relationships with complete trust in our partners - pumped on endorphins and often believing they have about as much chance of straying as Rosie has of buying a condo in Trump Tower.

But we all know how the story goes after that: Time passes, and people slip into a spiral of unfaithful behavior that may start with a flirt, or a cup of coffee, or a drunken night at the hotel bar. Next thing you know: Poof - commitment disappears.

Talked a bit about what drives a man to cheat, think it's even more important to explore what compels a man to remain faithful.

The biggest faith-keepers, of course, will be his own sense of morality, loyalty, and commitment. Beyond those, however, are certain tipping-points in relationships that make men more likely to play home games, rather than ones on the road.

1. Circle the calendar.
-Part of the reason men stray is because they're searching for that rush of excitement - those things that satisfy their pleasure centers in the brain. It's the reason why people get addicted to things like food and drugs; when their pleasure centers are satisfied, they seek more of whatever tripped their triggers.

-But if a relationship plateaus, that satisfaction center stalls. By having a shared vision of the future - with amazing things on the horizon, be it vacations or parties with friends or special nights out - you keep him (and his pleasure center) pumped about the future.
In a way, it's just like managing employees; to keep them focused and determined, they have to feel like they're taking on new challenges and meeting new goals. If not, they're more likely to sneak around - and get their satisfaction elsewhere.

2. Plan Scrabble night.
-Or movie night. Or wine-tasting night. Or 5Ks on Saturday. Or that trip to the Amalfi coast. So many couples - especially ones with kids - can fall into the same routine day after day, year after year.

-Go to work, come home, scarf down dinner, shuffle kids to practice, watch "Last Comic Standing," and off to bed. One national survey showed that 54 percent of men want to spend more quality time with their wives - indicating that they're dying to have more shared experiences and a little less routine. (Of course, 79 percent of men want at least some of that quality time to be in bed, but that's a different story.)

Don't discount after-hours hobbies, games, competitions, or trips. University of Washington research shows that 70 percent of husbands say that the quality of friendship they share with their wives is the determining factor in how satisfied they are with sex, romance, and passion in their marriages.

3. Send him off on guy getaways.
-I know what you might be thinking. If you give your guy your blessing to spend a four-day golf weekend in Myrtle Beach, you're just asking for him to spend the time not only with the guys, but also with scotch, cigars, and exotic dancers.

-All of which are going to be too darn tempting for the lug. While there's always that danger, the upside is that sending him off with his buddies shows that you respect his free time and his need for adventure. (Plus, research supports the notion that time apart can strengthen a relationship. )

-A lot of guys cheat because they're getting old and they feel like they're losing their edge. But a guy who can continually feed that adventurous side in innocent ways will be less likely to gorge it in guilty ways.

4. Protect his brain.
-Recent research shows that men who have low activity in the prefrontal cortex of their brains tend to be more impulsive, more easily bored, and more likely to search for attention. All signs of a man on the brink of double-dipping, eh?

-On the flip side, men who have healthy prefrontal activity tend to have more empathy and thus make better husbands. How can you keep his cortex firing in a healthy way? Make sure that region of his brain stays clear from injury. That means less head-butting, yes, but also less alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine.

-You can also help him by setting goals and sticking to them - the prefrontal cortex is all about anticipation and planning. All the more reason to follow reason No. 1 above and put that calendar to good use.

5. Give him a boost.
-Every woman craves hearing how nice she looks, or how wonderful she is in bed, or how the earth slams to a halt whenever she walks into the room. A man needs his ego stroked just as regularly.

Some guys stray over self-esteem issues. Most of the time, it's because it's too low, and he may cheat to feel better about himself. (Granted, it can also happen because his self-esteem is too high, and he may cheat because he feels like he deserves anyone he wants).

-In a survey, 38 percent of men said that they rarely or never are complimented by their partners, and less than a quarter of men are regularly complimented. Not suggesting you have to fawn, drool or recite poetry, but I do think some well-timed phrases like "nice job on the garage" or "suit looks great on you" or a simple "wow" in bed can do wonders for a guy's self-esteem. Making him feel wanted, simply, will often encourage him to hang around to earn, and hear, more compliments.

-Got your own ideas and opinions? Share them here. And for an outstanding take on why monogamy beats the alternative, check out this story: www.menshealth. com/monogamyrules.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Samsung Flash Memory

Samsung announced today that it has begun manufacturing 64GB and 128GB SSDs based on a less-expensive type of NAND flash known as MLC. The company also said it was still on track to deliver a 256GB version by the end of this year.

Samsung has been shipping first-generation PC drives based on SLC, or single-level cell, NAND flash for some time. Dell and Alienware were the first OEMs to begin offering these 64GB drives in some laptops starting last September. But they’ve been slow to catch on, in part because they are so costly relative to conventional hard disk drives. That is why the shift to MLC is significant. MLC, or multi-level cell, NAND flash currently stores two bits of information in each cell, which effectively cuts the cost of the chips nearly in half. Samsung is shipping 1.8- and 2.5-inch drives in both capacities.

Read more about it here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

This is a good news

No LRT Fare Hike
By Rainier Allan Ronda

The Light Rail Transit Authority (LRTA) will not seek a fare increase for the LRT, and no fare hike is expected for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) despite the rise in fares for buses, jeepneys and taxis.

Melquiades Robles, LRTA administrator, said that although a fare increase could boost revenues and raise funds for maintenance and operating expenses of the agency, they would abide by President Arroyo’s policy of maintaing current fares for LRT lines 1 and 2, and even line 3 or the MRT.

Here's the complete page of the article.

Thank you, Rainier for your effort on this. It makes me happy knowing about this particular matter because I have several relatives living in Manila who uses LRT, as well as my youngest brother.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Satisfaction at 70 Improving

I just thought this is a nice article I've read on abcnews.

As media attention focuses on issues like teenage pregnancy and rates of sexual activity among the young, a new Swedish study reinforces what many professionals in the area have long suspected -- sexual activity and satisfaction are on the rise among the elderly.

Click ---> here to read the complete article.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Nice July 6th

Got up about 7:30 in the morning today, hopped in the shower, dressed and went off to church. Had a wonderful worship service of course, made my day complete. And everybody drove very smoothly today, back and forth. So, I have no complains about driving today, lol.

I went to the store after I got home from the church. Needed some stuff for the banana nut cake I was going to bake for hubby <--- I said for him because he requested it, hehe! But I ate with him anyway, so I guess for us huh! LOL!

And while I was in the process of mixing the ingredients together, I received a phone call from a dear friend of mine. And learned she's in town and will stay for awhile with her relatives in the city. They invited me to come over and I wanted to see them, so off I went to their house after I baked and ate the cake with my husband. I brought some canned fruit and some other stuff with me, so we can make fruit salad at their house. And sure we did enjoy it! :-) Had a nice chit-chat with my friends, haven't seen them for awhile now too. So, it was good to be there with 'em. I wanted to stay longer but I have to work tonight, no choice but get my butt home and get some sleep for tonight's duty. I'm looking forward to spend some time with 'em again, hopefully on my next day off.

I wish everyone are enjoying y'all's sunday! It's pretty nice outside today by the way.

May God bless y'all. Take good care always!

Watching Videos

Was watching videos on youtube, read other blogger's posts, read news on the net and didin't realize the time, grrr. That's why my head hurts now. I have to go to church in the morning so I think I better hop on the bed right this moment.

Had that last piece of slice of fruit tart, hhmmm yummy! Wish I have more.

Alright y'all. I hope everyone will have a good sunday. I'll get back later today.


Saturday, July 5, 2008

Salmonella points to peppers

WASHINGTON - Investigators are seeing more signs that the salmonella outbreak blamed on tomatoes might have been caused by tainted jalapeno peppers and have begun collecting samples from restaurants and from the homes of those who have been sickened, according to health officials involved in the probe.

New interviews with those who became infected found that many had eaten jalapeno peppers, often in salsa served with Mexican food, according to two state health officials. So far, none of the jalapenos taken from restaurants and from the homes of those who became ill have tested positive for Salmonella saintpaul. To read more about this, click here.

There's just too many things going on around in every place right now. This is getting serious and ridiculous. We should all be extra careful of what we eat. Avoid raw red plum, red roma, round red tomatoes, and products containing these raw tomatoes. To date, 130 people have been hospitalized from infections reported in 36 states and the District of Columbia, making it the largest produce-linked salmonella outbreak in U.S. history.

Cloudy Saturday

I wish we got this weather today for yesterday, for The Fourth. It wasn't as fun as it could have, unfortunately. The rain was pouring almost the whole day and we ended up staying at one of our friend's house and didin't go to my brother's house because there was 60% of rain at their place. We'll just do the family gathering next time, hopefully next weekend if the weather will cooperate.

Anyhow, I enjoyed celebrating our Fourth yesterday. We stayed outside in the rain for a short time while waiting for the food. I didin't get that much chance to take pictures of all our food because the moment I realized I should take picture of it, we were almost done eating, lol.

But I was able to take picture of our spare ribs before it went to the oven for final cooking. :-)

And our fruit tart after we ate and slept for an hour while waiting for it, lol.

On the other hand, I am happy we have a very nice cloudy saturday today. It would have been perfect for garage sale-ing, but I woke up so late to do that. So, good luck next time, Sharz!

It's also a perfect day to do laundry anyway, haha! So, I guess it's better to stay home then, my day would still be productive if I do little cleaning here and there and laundry and iron them later.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The Fourth Get Together

My husband's youngest brother wanted to host the party for today's celebration. So, we will be on the road going to Manvel, Tx in about 1.5hrs from now.

I, myself, had to go to work last night and slept when I got home this morning and I just now woke up. :-) Hubby said, to sleep a little more because I still have time before we go to our brother's house. Well, I tried but my mind won't sleep anymore. So, I got up and slowly walked through our computer room, to the kitchen and back to computer room, lol.

I'm hoping everyone has a good time today. Happy Fourth y'all!

Will try to capture some photos today if I feel like doing it, but we'll see.

I'll be right back in a little while, folks.

Have a nice and safe July Fourth!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Galleria Day

My husband and I went to the west side of Houston today. He had to go meet this guy about programming job. It didin't take that long so we wandered around The Galleria, ate in the mall and did a little shopping.

We went into the ladie's store and looked through their sales, including very sexy underwears. And my husband was like, "Oh my God, what is this?" Hahaha! It's just a biggo sexy underwear with bunches of laces and hawks around it which you won't really notice if you take just a quick look of it, to see that it's what it is, lol. I thought that was funny so I laughed at him and grin. :D

Shopped around for about 2hrs and decided to go out of the mall and went to Audio Concepts, right by Shepherd off of highway 59, to see if he can find a real good speakers. Unfortunately, he wasn't impress of their stuff so, off we went home.

That's about it for today. Thought I'd share little things that makes me happy, ya know :-) I had fun doing it, especially neither of us was grumpy, lol.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Bodyguard

Is the new addition to my favorite movie lists. Whew! I was full of fear watching the thrill and scary part. Hubby was complaining because I didin't even notice that the sound was too loud, that made him come out of our computer room and tell me to lower the volume down, lol.
The Bodyguard has it all: Suspense. Thrills. Romance. Peril. Passion. It's a good movie, worth seeing for.
So, after watching it, I told my Frank Farmer (my dearly beloved husband, hehe!), that I don't wanna be famous, I don't wanna be rich, I don't want to be somebody that makes someone try to do things that are not suppose to happen. Ang guess what? He just laughed at me like crazy and said, "It's just a movie, Darling". So I told him, "I know but it happens in real life, doesn't it?" Right y'all? Sure, it does. I'm not saying I'll be famous or something. I just got carried away with the movie, LOL! So, blame it on The Bodyguard.
I don't mind watching it again in the theatre with my girlfriends. Just gimme a hollar, hehe.
I Will Always Love You and I Have Nothing are one of my favorite songs, too!
And now I'm sleepy and ready to take my beauty sleep before my night shift job comes.
Have a nice Tuesday afternoon, everyone!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pacquiao Knockout Diaz

Pride of the Philippines, yes! We got it right! :-) I wish I was there at the event. By the fourth round, the fight quickly turned into target practice for Pacquiao, and by the seventh, it became abundantly clear that Diaz was entirely out of his league as the bout became progressively less competitive. The fact that Pac Man looked so sensational against a champion in his lightweight debut is an absolute marvel. Indeed, he looked better than ever, appearing even quicker and more powerful than he had in any of his previous contests. In the ninth stanza, Pacquiao unleashed a right hook followed by a short left hand which finally closed the show as Diaz came crashing down face-first onto the canvas with a booming thud.

I feel sorry for Diaz but it's a fight. And of course I'm on my pride. Good job, Manny dear! You are dearly loved by all Filipinos around the world.
Hurray! For ya! :-)