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Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Just Need a Holiday!

Whew! just needed the best break I could get....am just plain tired....just so tired! What will all the requirements and loads of work to do and the house work seems to be unending. The holiday season is soon to come and I have to finish the first batch of reports before the holiday break. My family has taken an early holiday off but me and my husband had to bring home a lot of work to lessen the load come new year. A friend
emailed me and brought up the idea of a family and friends holiday, and its gonna be aEuropean holidays. According to her, she can do a reservation quickly and we just can join her. Oh! my! that would really be a treat, but with what we are doing right now, it's really an impossibility.I am keeping my fingers cross to have it the next year. She told me they will be leaving on December 22, on time for Christmas. Tsk....tsk...tsk... am gonna miss the bonding time with them but I have to wish them the best for the holiday break. I am just looking forward to the postcards and pictures uploaded to my email. Best of luck to my friend and family....and happy holidays to me and my family, we just arrived home from a fifty-five hours land trip from the city to my home. It was the longest journey back home but it feels so good to be home.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WFW

My family will be going home very early on Thursday morning. We will be travelling for three days to reach home in time for Christmas preparation. This is the first time we are doing it and everybody is so excited. We will be visiting places along the way, so this is also an educational trip for the whole family. Pray, that this trip will be safe, enjoyable and fruitful. My mom would really be very happy when the family would be home for Christmas.Happy WFW to all friends around and wish us a happy trip.
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Monday, December 13, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

A Beatiful Mess
This is my first entry for this blog I found today. Am fond of food
and doing experiment in the kitchen. My family really is doing
something for our health and we do a lot of healthy options via
food selection that are nutritious and easy to prepare.

BANANA PUDDING

Ingredients

  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers
  • 14 bananas, sliced

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes.
  2. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and fold in
  3. whipped topping. Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in
  4. a glass serving bowl. Chill until serving.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MYM


MellowYellowMondayBadge Christmas lights galore and with friends it doubled its twinkles. Taken last week at Robinsons Mall Christmas Theme park.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SWS

My life now is full of challenges!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thankful Thursday

The Lord is so good all the time....though I had a medical issue this week, all is well and am undergoing therapy for three months starting today. The Lord is giving me inner peace and am thanking Him all the way. And my ever loving husband for supporting me this far.

My son, performed a trumpet solo for the first time in a special program in the University Finster Hall.

My daughter's choir placed second in a choral competition last Wednesday.

For surprised advance Christmas gift that arrived yesterday.

For all things great and small. I thank you Lord.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WFW

My favorite, favorite video, I was really crying watching this one. For all friends this WFW...let us thank the Lord for blessings big and small.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Two Souls Still One This Christmas!


I learned a lot from Marriage Monday blog and today am joining in the challenge!

TWO SOULS STILL ONE THIS CHRISTMAS!

1. His favorite Christmas cookies, a bunch of grapes and his favorite 'hot chocolatey' on Christmas morn...breakfast in bed!
2. Hot red bubble bath for two with little Christmas decors floating.
3. A brisk country walk to our favorite high spot on our campus hill.
4. A quick drive to our personal spot in the woods...with of course kisses trailing the way.
5. Knocking on friends doors and greeting them..."Happy Merry Christmas"!
6. Lunch with the gentle oldies in the Geriatric Clinic nearby. I've cooked up a storm the other day already!
7. Needy Children's Party by three p.m. and distribution of gifts we prepared six months before.
8. Our Christmas tree planting in our backyard..."Season Three"!
9. Writing down blessing this year and placing it in a special container sealed with a prayer.
10. Cuddling together...'til we fall asleep...dreaming of the blessings we enjoyed this year.

Am Losing It?

Oh my! Oh my! this was my surprise squeal a week ago when my husband told me that he notice my hair falling and that he has swept a handful of them. I was so stress the week before because of deadlines I have for end of the year narrative reports. I have a series of sleepless nights for three weeks straight and I haven't recovered from it all yet. My husband told me I have to report to
female hair loss clinic pronto today because he has arranged an appointment with the clinic. He said he has taken the liberty to do this because he knew I did not have the time. Thank you, dear husband for your love and concern. I always knew am in good hands. I got to find Julia's number my best-friend, so she can accompany me to the clinic this afternoon. I have to finish though a handful of these reports this morning so I can take off this afternoon. Kiss me luck today!

A Season to Get Away!

"Hello Tedd, this is Gladys, I decided not to come home this holiday, but I will try to visit you by summer, so give my hugs to the rest of the family members. Happy Holidays ahead." This was the phone call we received two days ago from my sister-in-law. She sent us a chat message by internet that instead she and her friends decided to take the opportunity to spend the Holidays with this
villa rental for five days. She also said that our package would arrive before Christmas and instructed us to see the labels to see where the rest of the packages be distributed. We would miss her but then we want her to enjoy her off days from the hospital. My sis-in-law is a nurse in one of the hospitals in UK and she has been a great supporter to our activities here at home. She even gave the neighborhood kids a party blast last Christmas, with toys and food galore. Everyone got to enjoy the games, the food, the gifts and the joy of meeting everyone around. This year, we are expecting another of her sponsored parties to the kids in the neighborhood. We are not kids anymore but we sure would enjoy this time! Thanks Gladys for your generosity and enjoy your break in that villa of yours!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Temporary insanity day hahhaha! Baguio City Multicultural Studies Trip!

MYM


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HONGKONG DISNEYLAND IN YELLOW SPACESUITS AND YELLOW SPACE CAR...BYE...BYE..AND AWAY!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sunday Stealing

CCheers to all of us thieves!

1. The latest book or movie that made you cry? The Boy Called "It" and "Letters to Juliet"

2. The fictional character most like you? "Wonder Woman, Lol!"

3. The greatest album, ever? "The Beatles"

4. Star Trek or Star Wars? Why? Both..I love their costumes and hairdos..LOL again..!

5. Your ideal brain food? Chocolate..forever!

6. Everyone is proud of a certain accomplishment, which one for you?? Written and Anthology Book of Music

7. You want to be remembered for ...? The Lady with the loudest Laugh...LOLLing now!

8. Let's talk about recording artists. Who do you find the most inspirational? "Lady Gaga?

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature? A Very Big..huge..gigantic Wedding Cake!

10. Your hidden talents . . .? Cooking and singing simultaneously...LOL!

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed? " Be the Best You can Be!

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed? A Book.....I would steal again..LOL!

13. What is the most comfortable clothes that you wear? T-shirts and jeans..eh!

14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?.......................Oprah!

15. Time travel: where, when and why? King Arthur's Round Table and I could challenge each knight a duel..LOL!

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac? Spa Vacay....!

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .? "Chocolate" am destined!

18. Environment of choice: city or country, and where on the map? C-O-U-N-T-R-Y! what is see is what i own!

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country? hmmmm...better luck next time!

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now? A book on.............! got to finish it yet! and write the title later....LOL!

Yummy Sunday: Health Yummyness!


Lighter Banana Muffins Recipe
Healthy Banana Muffin

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease or line 10 muffin cups.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs and bananas. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, sugar and baking soda. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture. Fold in walnuts if desired. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

What!:Finger Lengths Clue!

Finger length heart attack clue
Hands
A long ring finger may be good news
The length of a young boy's finger may provide a clue as to whether he will be at risk of a heart attack in early adulthood.

Scientists at Liverpool University have established a link between the length of baby boys' fingers and their chances of going on to have a heart attack at an unusually young age.They believe the link could provide doctors with a simple way to to spot potential heart disease victims at a very early age.


The longer your ring finger, the more protected you are against heart attack

Dr John Manning
The research shows that boys with shorter ring fingers tend to be at greatest risk.This is because these boys tend to have lower levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which is known to protect against heart attack.

The genes that are indirectly responsible for the production of testosterone and the female hormone oestrogen also control the development of the fingers.

Relatively long

Finger measurement
Divide the length of your index finger by the length of your ring finger to give the ratio
For the average male in Britain, this figure is about 0.97
Below 0.9 an individual is unlikely to have a heart attack early in life. Above 1.00 the risk climbs
Lead researcher Dr John Manning told the BBC: "Males tend to have a relatively longer ring finger compared to the index finger than females.

"This is a very early trait and it is under the influence of sex hormones.

"For a man, the ring finger tends to be about 2% longer than the index finger. The longer your ring finger, the more protected you are against heart attack, because the more testosterone you have.

"There is a relationship between the ratio between these two finger lengths and the age at heart attack of people who do have heart attacks."

The ratio between the two fingers remains the same throughout life.

Short ring fingers did not necessarily mean that boys would go on to have heart attacks, but should alert their parents to do what they can to lessen the risk.

Dr Manning said: "This is an indicator of risk independent of things like smoking and diet, so you can adjust your diet and stop smoking and so on, if you are in a high-risk group."Dr Manning and Dr Peter Bundred examined 151 male heart attack victims in Merseyside.

They found the age range for heart attacks in men where the index finger was relatively long was 35 to 80 years of age, but in those with relatively long ring fingers it was 58 to 80.Dr Manning has previously uncovered links between finger-length and vulnerability to depression and sporting ability.The research is to be published in the British Journal of Cardiology.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Just came back from the Summer Capital of the Philippines Baguio for Multicultural Studies....this is one video of the Ifugao people...a hardy mountain tribe of Baguio in one of their tribal dances. The place is nine hours van ride from our place but it's worth the long trip. Thanking God this thankful Thursday for a safe trip and a very educational community immersion. And for all blogger friends around the world...God is so good all the time!

WFW

Monday, November 29, 2010

TTBH and ST

Busy Mom's Tips Tuesday Blog HopStumble Tumble Tuesday

I Stumbled on this Stumble Tumble Tuesday and am enjoying what am seeing! How about you?

Next week will be the debut of Stumble Tumble Tuesday- the new Stumble Upon hop hosted by Simply Stacie, Still Blonde After All These Years, Kelly’s Lucky You, Acting Balanced, Shopper Gal andLuxury Reading! In anticipation, we have prepared a tutorial on Stumble Upon to get you ready for next week.

What is Stumble Upon?

Stumble Upon is a service that helps you find websites that fit your interests. It uses information you provide to suggest sites that you will find interesting. Also, Stumble Upon will give you links to sites that your friends have recommended. It’s easy to use, you just give sites a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to rate them. Stumble Upon uses that information and then when you click on the Stumble Upon icon, it will suggest potentially interesting sites for you. With 10.6 million users, it is a hugely popular community- based surfing tool.

“A Way to Find Your Corner of the Internet Sky”

“A Web service called StumbleUpon has spent the last six years trying to satisfy such a need, perfecting a formula to help you discover content you are likely to find interesting. You tell the service about your professional interests or your hobbies, and it serves up sites to match them. As you “stumble” from site to site, you will feel as if you are channel-surfing the Internet, or rather, a corner of the Internet that is most relevant to you.”

- New York Times, October 7, 2007

“The Most Addictive Website Ever”

“StumbleUpon is the greatest thing ever invented. The site makes the Internet infinite in its possibilities yet totally accessible. Warning: never has a website hijacked my brain, my attention span, and time itself quite like StumbleUpon.”

- The Oprah Magazine, January 30, 2009

Why use StumbleUpon?

For a general user:

  1. It’s fun and random. Great way to find new material in your area of interest
  2. Very easy to interact. Toolbar can be placed on your brower. No separate webpage.
  3. You can also Stumble Videos

For the blogger: (Reason are many, here’s the top 9 reasons)

  1. Generate rapid exposure for a specific website, brand or concept
  2. Establish a reader base for your blog very quickly.
  3. Gain numerous backlinks from StumbleUpon visitors with websites
  4. Potentially more powerful than Twitter or Facebook
  5. Better privacy rules and restrictions than Facebook
  6. You can share your website reviews
  7. Stumbleupon makes tagging easy, so your content is easy to find. You do not need any super technical keyword research. Broad keywords work best.
  8. Easy to see what your competition is up to…subscribe to their Stumbles
  9. Stumbleupon works best when other Stumble you post so posting your articles that you want Stumbled on our Stumble Tumble Tuesday Linky is a great way of achieving your Traffic goals!

Downloading the Stumble Upon Toolbar:

Downloading and integrating StumbleUpon is easy! All you need to do is open your browser, choose the download you want, and presto! you’re in business. Go here to choose your browser.

StumbleUpon can be added to:

  • StumbleUpon Add-On for Firefox. (PC and Mac)
  • StumbleUpon Toolbar for Internet Explorer. (PC)
  • StumbleUpon Extension for Chrome. (PC and Mac)
  • StumbleUpon Web-bar (All browsers and platforms.)
  • Drag this Stumble! button to your Bookmarks toolbar to launch StumbleUpon directly from your browser. No installation required.

    Once you’ve downloaded the StumbleUpon toolbar, you’ll have stumbling available at the click of a mouse, so easy!

    Types of Posts to Stumble:

    You can stumble just about any type of post! It can be a post that captured your interest, one that made you laugh or a post where you learned something. I tend to stumble posts that I find interesting and that I think will appeal to other bloggers like myself. I have heard through the grapevine that you aren’t allowed to stumble giveaways.

    Should you stumble your own posts?

    Yes, you can stumble your own posts as long as you are stumbling more of other peoples and not just your own posts. I rarely stumble my own posts.

    If you are the first person to stumble a post, please make sure to do a quick review of the post. You need to list the post title, category and a few sentences on what it’s about. It’s a one time only sort of thing so make sure you do it if you are the first one to stumble!




    Saturday, November 27, 2010

    Yummy Sunday: Strawberry Refrigerator Cake

    Strawberry Refrigerator Cake Recipe

    Just made one today....oooooohhhhh so delicious, the kids love it, can't put the spoon down!

    Ingredients

    • 1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix
    • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen strawberries
    • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
    • 1 pint fresh strawberries

    Directions

    1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Allow to cool. Poke holes on top of cake. Puree thawed strawberries with juice in a blender or food processor and spoon over top of baked cake.
    2. To Make Topping: Prepare pudding mix as directed on package using one cup of milk. Fold whipped topping into pudding mixture and spread over cake. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
    3. Arrange fresh strawberries decoratively on top of cake and serve.

    SWS

    The Orchestra and choral rendition of "Midnight Cry" was awesome, I cried!

    Monday, November 22, 2010

    Blind Painters...Oh my, they are really gifted..HOW?

    Painting is ever recognized as among the highest-appreciated arts requiring great talents from artists. There are lots of paintings in the world considered as state-of-the-arts created by famous professional artists. It\'s so amazing that there are masterpieces taken by well-known blind artists around the world including Lisa Fittipaldi, John Bramblitt, Esref Armagan, Le Duy Ung, Dmitri. Such blind artists\' paintings are often amazingly realistic, colorful, perspective, and detailed. Let\'s have a look at the most excellent and typical paintings of the five most famous blind paintersever in the world.

    I AM BLOWN AWAY.....This is a special entry for my blog! I am humbled and felt blessed.

    The blind watercolor painter Lisa FittipaldiLisa Fittipaldi is best-known as the blind Watercolor artist for her Florence Art Gallery with an exhibit of latest works.




    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    MYM

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    Adult Big Top Clown Costume
    This would be my costume for this weekend friends party if I could find one today....am hoping against all odds to scout the costume stores for this one...wish me luck today...for MYM....got to find this!

    Yummy Sunday


    Squash Flan

    leche flan cake

    How to make it

    • 1.Caramelize brown sugar in a pot. Make sure there is equal distribution of sugar. Set aside.
    • 2. Blend squash, cornstarch, evaporated milk, and sugar.
    • 3. Mix in eggs and vanilla.
    • 4. Pour in baking container and steam for 15-20 minutes or until fork inserted comes out clean.
    • 5. Refrigerate.

    Saturday, November 20, 2010

    SWS


    In God's name my life is wonderful.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

    Colors in our Life

    Hello Friends & Bloggers try this out for our enjoyment

    Meanings of color

    Here is a table of colors and many of the meanings they tend to evoke. Notice how colors can mean very different things - it is not that the colors themselves have meaning, it is that we have culturally assigned meanings to them. For example, red means warmth because of the color of fire. Likewise, it means anger because of the increased redness of the face when it flushes with blood. Purple symbolizes royalty only because the only purple dye that was available for many centuries was very expensive.

    ColorMeaning
    RED:warmth, love, anger, danger, boldness, excitement, speed, strength, determination, desire, courage
    ORANGE:cheerfulness, low cost, affordability, enthusiasm, stimulation, creativity
    YELLOW:attention-grabbing, comfort, liveliness, cowardliness, hunger, optimism, overwhelm, Summer, comfort, liveliness, intellect, happiness, energy
    GREEN:durability, reliability, environmental, luxurious, optimism, well-being, nature, calm, relaxation, Spring, safety, honesty, optimism, harmony, freshness
    BLUE:peace, professionalism, loyalty, reliability, honor, melancholia, boredom, coldness, Winter, depth, stability, professionalism, honor, trust
    PURPLE:power, royalty, nobility, elegance, sophistication, artificial, luxury, mystery, royalty, elegance, magic
    GRAY:conservatism, traditionalism, intelligence, serious, dull, uninteresting
    BROWN:relaxing, confident, casual, reassuring, nature, earthy, solid, reliable, genuine, Autumn, endurance
    BLACK:Elegance, sophistication, formality, power, strength, illegality, depression, morbidity, night
    WHITE:Cleanliness, purity, newness, virginity, peace, innocence, simplicity, sterility, snow

    Cultural effects

    Remember that color can be culturally dependent - for example, although Black is the color of death in many countries, in China the color associated with death is White.Use the color in situations where you are trying to persuade. Use shades of brown and green to relax people and say you are environmentally friendly. Use red to kick people into action. And so on.

    McDonald's, apparently, use red and yellow because red=fast and yellow=hunger (hence fast food!).

    Remember also that meaning is what we create. It does not exist in the color itself and individual meanings may or may not exist in different cultures and individuals.

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

    What a day to be Thankful!

    My son, who is in Grade 6 was invited to be a member of the University Orchestra.....what a blessing...he plays lead trumpet in the elementary ensemble and now....a more mature group.....blessings....he told me last night that he learned a lot from this mature group and from the conductor himself.....my third year high school daughter is a member too for almost two years now, and am glad the two of them are together in the big orchestra. Love you kids!
    A thesis advisee passed the proposal defense with an above average rating from the four panel member..96%....whew...wonderful blessings from above.
    My husband's safe arrival to Jakarta Indonesia. He is attending the International Convention for Health Practitioners and Providers Nov.15-21, 2010....miss him for a week.
    A special gift provided by a friend.....in time of need...there is always a brother or a sister in Christ.
    My three week duty is done...am resting.....now.....ready for another days of duty in another agency/institution or what. Thank you Lord.
    FOR NEW FOUND BLOGGERS AND THE OLD ONES AROUND..KEEP ON PROVIDING SPIRITUAL FOOD....EMOTIONAL PUSH.....LAUGHS.....THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAYS BRIGHTER...YOU ALL MEAN A LOT TO ME.....MORE POWER TO US ALL!

    When Bad things Happen to Good Home Owners!

    Ahhhh...not again....complains are already mounting with contaminations, leakage, foul smells, home fixtures falling. Consumers who bought homes during the housing boom and those houses built in 2002 and 2007are also worried that Chinese drywall problems can lead to electrical problems, thus making it difficult to sell their homes. Drywall, also known as wallboard or plasterboard, is typically made from the mineral gypsum in the US, but a shortage led suppliers to import drywall from gypsum mines in China.

    Homeowners are concerned over the potential for property damage and health problems resulting from drywall from China that reportedly leaks corrosive chemicals. Reports include copper tubing turning black, the failure of air conditioning coils exposed to the drywall, smells of sulfur and illness (possibly from breathing airborne sulfuric compounds), including respiratory problems, nosebleeds and headaches
    . We have to do something about it, and this agency can help
    http://www.chinesedrywallproblem.com. Accordingly, CDC is working with federal agencies responsible for indoor and outdoor air testing to ensure that the results can help answer health questions. Something must be done or else we could be at risk too....I still want to enjoy my grandchildren and my retirements years...an active participation to a solution must be done. why don't you join me now!

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010

    Sunday, November 14, 2010

    Mellow Yellow Monday




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    My mom Joy age 74 is still actively painting and encourage her to enjoy her retirement years to produce more works of art. This is one moment am going to remember...her...enjoying what she loves most. For MYM lovers, got to share this moment too.

    Blinking, blinking, blinking Winter Lights

    Ding-dong-ding-dong...hear the bells ring for Christmas, see the blinking lights this Christmas...It's here again, my most favorite time of the year. Adults, children, the poor and the rich really savour the moment. And from my place it's a contest showdown for the best, the most amazing display of
    Phoenix lighting. Our house group has won two consecutive year of the Christmas Light Competition...so this year we are gearing to shop for the most unique and affordable lights. Good the site mentioned had advanced sale for all variety of lights I can choose from. By the way, it's my duty to choose the lights designs this year, and it's my privilege to come up and choose from the variety of Phoenix lighting that my friend suggested. Oh! my, got to kick my gut so I can really plan for the best light design and win the prize! Shop with me and give me your suggestion....got to go....and wish me the best!

    Saturday, November 13, 2010

    Yummy Sunday...Try this too!



    Haystacks!

    Ingredients

    1/2 kilo well-cooked red beans
    1 pc. red onions or yellow onions
    4 pcs. medium size chopped tomatoes
    a dash of powdered garlic
    salt to taste
    soyanaise or soya base all purpose cream
    asian dressing
    shredded cheese ( vegetarian if you want a healthy recipe)
    1 medium size corn chips or your choice of chips (chili, cheese, or what)

    Cook red beans very well. Drain. Mixed all ingredients thoroughly. Topped with choice chips. Chill for 30 minutes. Voila, nutritious beannie goodness, easy to prepare and delicious! Try it now!
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    Manny Pacquiao, Our HERO!


    We are proud of him for teaching us all what professional boxing is all about. I for one does not know boxing but from the fights and reviews from professional sports analyst, he's one person who is a winner but still is very professional in all his fights. I salute Manny for being humble, down to earth, God fearing and a real winner. You are our hero...keep on making our country proud of your good works!

    Your Style, My Style!

    Grandmother Del was a collector of different types, styles and designs of clocks. She has big one, medium size ones, small ones, and even tiny, tiny clocks. I did not realize what the significance of these collections. One day I asked her, and she answered that each of those clocks represents a birth in the family as a way of celebration, and she told me too that those were Mantel clocks. I got to realize that those displayed mantel clocks that completed the look of our cabinets, bookcases or table is replete with history. I got to see some brands that she had....I found out she had Howard Miller Mantel clocks and other top brands like Bulova, a Seiko and Hermle mantel clocks. She also had a collection of handcrafted mantel clocks and mantel clocks with both Key wound and Quartz movements in which, she said where gifts from friends who knew about her collections. Well from what I saw, I got interested. By this year I vowed to start my collection and started browsing around and found this site.mantle clock
    According to the manuals, these clocks are practical as they are reasonably priced some are operated by a quartz and some never require winding. They are the most accurate and most do have a chime feature. Movements may last over 20 years without maintenance except for changing battery every few years. Movement replacement is also very reasonable.I would love Mantel clocks that have chiming features like the 4/4 Westminster chime clocks will play:
    4 notes on the quarter hour
    8 notes on the half hour
    12 notes on the three quarter hour
    16 note Westminster melody on the hour and then strike the hour.

    Got to browse some more so I can enjoy the sounds of it! Come be with me and let's enjoy the adventure of style!

    Shoot Me!


    Forever In Blue Jeans
    My mom and me. Mom is 74 years but still does painting and has done exhibit in schools, by invitations and contract. Some of her works are displayed her in our background. Most of her paintings were sold locally and she has accepted foreign orders too. I thank mom for the gift of visual arts and music. She is also a musician and all of us siblings inherited her gifts. Am proud of her in every ways. Thanks Mom for you genes! LOL! May your tribe increase.

    Thursday, November 11, 2010

    Friday Fill-Ins

    FFI
    So...here we go!

    1. When pigs fly I don't know where they go..hahhahah!.

    2. I'm losing weight? hahhahaha...... seriously?!

    3. Call me La Singah!! ( singer, singing, in my bathroom).

    4. LOL! if you know what I mean.

    5. The most entertaining persons in my life are my kids because they share to me innocent comments with reality in it.

    6.
    Honey, sweetheart... who's next?

    7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting with a cup of my favorite tea, tomorrow my plans include attending a potluck for my friends birthday, Happy Birthday Ann Jordan! and Sunday, I want to attend classes and if I have time in the afternoon visit a beauty spa....yeheey!

    My Son and his Sermon



    This week was a great blessing to us. Our son Tedd Daniel delivered a sermon, entitled " Every Home, a Little Church" at Philippine International Church in celebration of the Children's Ministry Week. All program were participated in by children from preschool up to the grade school. We parents were so excited but nervous about the whole event, specially that my son is not really up to public speaking. This occasion has changed our whole life. He took up the church lectern with braveness we haven't found in him for years. Before He went up he told he was nervous. I whispered in his ear and said..." Son, remember Moses of old, God supplied his strength to deliver God's people from Pharaoh.....he was not a very good speaker, but he went forth and glorified God. Remember God in the life of Moses and you will be okay.
    Thank you Lord for supplying our son with braveness and the faith bigger than the mustard seed. A miracle happened this week, and people told us later that they were so blessed with the clarity of his sermon. Dear Lord and Father, thank you much from the bottom of our hearts! and for this TT....am so forever thankful!