Sunday, December 19, 2010

I Just Need a Holiday!

Whew! just needed the best break I could 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


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.
Quotes and Sayings

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.



  • 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


  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


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

Saturday, December 11, 2010


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


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!


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!




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!

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


  • 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


  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
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!