Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Few Ways To Say...

I made an entry to my other blog about Few more ways to say "I love you" or to say that you care. Now check also " Few ways to say I love you to find out more.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Great American Seafood Recipe

If the word seafood popped up in my mind, or if somebody just happened to mentioned that word to me, I can’t help but wonder the different recipes that I knew and learned from my grandmother. I even remember one of my most memorable trip back home, when we were cooking shrimp on Saturday morning, As I put the shrimp in my wok, we started laughing for the shrimp started jumping out from my wok because its still alive and I'm afraid my wok will end up empty. Well I read an article as I was browsing online about the benefits of Domestic Seafood. It says that Domestic seafood is an excellent source of protein, is low in fat and sodium and contains other vitamins and minerals that are important for good health. Thats pretty neat ha? Infact, a recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that even modest consumption of fish reduces risk of coronary death by 36 percent. This is significant, because heart disease is the main cause of death among Americans.
I think with seafoods, you will never go wrong with it. I even have my favorite seafood recipe, well at least one of my many favorites. Its called “camaron con gata” (shrimp with coconut milk) it’s not just any kind of coconut milk, but the thick and creamy like coconut sauce cook into perfection hmmm mouth watering. My friend who now lives at the east coast still manage to cook this kind of recipe and since seafood is very much abundant on her place now, because they live near the water so she can just cook this fabulous recipe anytime she wants.
And speaking of seafood recipe, the Great American Seafood cook off website is actually hosting a recipe contest. All you have to do is vote and enter and you might have the chance to win a trip to New Orleans. I did the same thing because I have never been to that area and would love to visit because of their rich history but who know this might be my chance. When I joined the contest I even vote for the best recipe that I think, and its called Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet, it’s a Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille sausage smothered in a white bean casserole from Chef Brian Landry of Louisiana . It looks so yummy though the rest of the 4 recipe is also a winner. That’s what I’ve been telling you, with seafood it’s hard to go wrong with it. I choose this recipe, because not just that it’s in fact a shrimp but there’s also a sausage in it and I think it’s a perfect pair the sausage and shrimp just complements each other. If ever im going to do this kind of recipe, I will pretty much used the same ingredients but exept for the kidney/cannelloni beans, I’m not a big fan of beans and I hope it wont affect the taste of it.

So if your interested of what I’m talking about, and for you to have the chance to win a trip to New Orleans and find out more about the cook off recipe then visit www.GreatAmericanSeafoodCookOff.com .

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Hubby's Hobby

Hubby was into bike racing few years ago especially when he still lived in New Jersey, he love that kind of sport. But when he moved here to Nevada, he got so busy and didn’t have the chance to race anymore. But he stills in fact a big fan and will always be a big fan of bike racing. Every year they always have a Tour de Nez , whether it’s in Reno, Truckee or Lake Tahoe he always make it a point to be able to go and watched the said event, at least 2 out of 3 though.

But anyway, because of his passion when it comes to bike racing and other bike race paraphernalia, he decided to make a business out of it. It just started as a hobby and now people are actually buying bikes from him (second hand bikes). Besides he’s selling it to a much cheaper price compare when you buy it brand new, it will cost you thousands of money for brand new bike. So to you honey, keep it up..

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Proud of my little man.

Yesterday was my son’s immunization from the travel clinic. He only had hepatitis-A immunization for that’s the only immunization he is qualified for now, aside from the immunizations administered by his pediatrician and some pills or tablets that we will be bringing with us. I thought his going to cry like he usually does, but he surprised me yesterday, he did really good, and I’m so proud of him. My husband loves to call him little man, and now after what happened yesterday from his immunization, it makes me think, that my baby is really growing up now, and he is indeed a little man now. Time flies so fast, I’m just lucky I was able to spend a lot of time with my baby for they grow so fast. I’m sure not all mothers were given this opportunity, not here.

Get Out from that mess-Bills IQ


Debt, I guess that’s what most people have in common, whether it’s Credit card debt, your going through or your filling up for Bankruptcy because of uncontrollable debt, which most of the time is unavoidable especially if its family emergency and medical bills are just filing-up. Or even have a Credit counseling to Consolidate debt , get a Debt help alot of company's are doin this so you will have a Debt relief, however you want to do it, just to alleviate the situation. Though not all of us were born with a golden spoon in our mouth. But for those who are not so lucky, this is where we will always end up. That is why it’s very important to have a financial plans and security. But sometimes things happen for a reason and some of this are beyond our control. Did you know of any person who doesn’t want security in life? Of course all of us want to live a peaceful and debt free life. But sometimes that is next to impossible.

I had a friend before, who live a normal life. What I mean to that is she can just buy anything she wants and needs at anytime. Its not that money is an object, but she had a full control of her life. Until her husband got sick and had to undergo different types of surgery, that wasn’t on the plan, that wasn’t expected at all. And you know how it is when medical bills starts filling up. I think they tried Debt consolidation but things are just getting out of control. So as a result, they filled for Bankruptcy. I just hope they will be able to get out from that mess.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nice and simple treat for my boys

Ha! At last, after a few months of blogging, setting pay pal account though its not that hard, adding a bank account, inquiring back and forth at last its all over and its all worth the wait now. Because finally I was able to treat my 2boys, (hubby and son) to a Chinese buffet here in our town and also use the money to bought some stuff at the dollar store. It feels so good to be able to experienced that and be able to share my blessings to my family. Its been I think 2years now since the last time I made my own money, yes my own money, without using my hubby’s cards.

Canadian Pharmacy Escrow Service

Have you heard about a pharmacy escrow service? You might think that escrow has only something to do with houses, well not anymore. As a matter of fact Canadian Pharmacy Escrow Service is not an online pharmacy, but an escrow service that will facilitate you connect to a pharmacy in a secure and dependable setting. If you’re already tired of being scammed most of the time from your medications which are being ordered online, then enough is enough. Some or probably most of the medications being sold online are phony and potentially hazardous. So don’t put your health at risk and don’t tolerate this kind of practice. After all it’s our own health that we cared for and better safe than be sorry later. That is why Canadian Pharmacy Escrow Service is there to make sure this stuff doesn’t happen to you anymore. And you will only get your money’s worth. So go check them out at Canadian Pharmacy Escrow Service to find out more…

Monday, August 18, 2008


For mommy’s out there, who loves to cook for their family every night and want to simplify things, well here are some few things for you and hope you’ll find it useful.


Buy pork-sausage in one or two rolls. Since sausage spoils quickly, here’s what to do to give it longer shelf life. Cut the whole roll, wrap and all, into slices. Then wrap the sliced roll in foil and put it in the freezer. When you’re ready to cook sausage, take the edge of a knife and break off as many slices as needed, rewrap the roll and return to the freezer. No need to thaw the frozen slices before cooking either.


String beans, squash, carrots, tomatoes etc. should be wash before cutting or chopping them. This way, their vitamin contents are preserved. Eggplants, peeled potatoes, banana blossoms, on the other hand are better soaked in clear clean water to prevent discoloration.

Excuse me? who are you anyway

Want to achieve a Victory Hair? I think the real essence of achieving the winning Victory Hair is that when you don’t really seem to be trying so hard about it. Just keep it simple, smooth and don’t overdo it, having a self confidence really helps a lot. I think most girls would appreciate it better if you just be yourself be natural and not pretend to be somebody or something else.

Especially if the worst line I've ever heard from a guy is that “hi I like you, I think your cute, would you go out with me?” dah… hello what do you think of me, I don’t even know you.

But anyway if your that type of person, why don’t you just participate in the Ultimate Flirting Championship brought to you by Extreme Style by VO5 so that you will be able to test your flirting abilities and be able to achieve that ultimate Victory Hair of yours. Who knows you might have a bigger chance of showing off those juicy lines of yours. ------------

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Child's Milestone Development 7-12months

Read on baby center website about the milestone chart of baby's 7 - 12months of age. Im very particular about his so that i can monitor my baby's progress. I think it's one of those stuff that parents are so concerned about. But anyway hope you will find it also interesting. (M S- for mastered Skills) (E S -for Emerging Skills) (A S-for Advanced Skills)

7 months
M S (most kids can do) • Sits without support• Drags objects toward herself
E S (half of kids can do) • Lunges forward or starts crawlingJabbers or combines syllables
• Starts to experience stranger anxiety
A S (a few kids can do)• Waves goodbye• Stands while holding onto something• Bangs objects together• Begins to understand object permanence

8 months
M S • Says "mama" and "dada" to both parents (isn't specific)• Passes objects from hand to hand
E S • Stands while holding onto something• Crawls• Points at objects• Searches for hidden objects
A S • Pulls self to standing, cruises• Picks things up with thumb-finger pincer grasp• Indicates wants with gestures

9 months
M S • Stands while holding onto something• Jabbers or combines syllables• Understands object permanence
E S • Cruises while holding onto furniture• Drinks from a sippy cupEats with fingers• Bangs objects together
A S • Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo• Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent

10 months
M S • Waves goodbye• Picks things up with pincer graspCrawls well, with belly off the ground
E S • Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent• Indicates wants with gestures
A S • Stands alone for a couple of seconds• Puts objects into a container

11 months
M S • Says "mama" and "dada" to the correct parent• Plays patty-cake and peek-a-boo• Stands alone for a couple of seconds• Cruises
E S • Understands "no" and simple instructions• Puts objects into a container
A S • Says one word besides "mama" and "dada"• Stoops from standing position

12 months
M S • Imitates others' activities• Indicates wants with gestures
E S • Takes a few steps• Says one word besides "mama" and "dada"
A S • Walks alone• Scribbles with a crayon• Says two words besides "mama" and "dada"

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Victory Hair- My Crowning Glory

My Victory hair? Well tell me about it. I think during our younger years, we all have a story to tell. Just like all of us, we all have our victory hair story to contribute to. Just like me, growing up wasn’t easy, especially when your being raised by a man, my father. My classmates during elementary years used to call me a walking Christmas tree, why? That’s because in order for me to be able to make my hair according to what I wanted I would fill my hair with lots of hairpins particularly at the lower back of your head. I don’t have a sense of girly style and besides what for could you expect from a grade school student? Ever since when I was little, since my grandmother stopped cutting my hair like the style of a man, I would always love to style and accessorize my hair. But I can’t do that accessorize part anymore for the style now days are way different than before. It’s always important for me to look good but not overdo it especially with my crowning glory. And with that, I think I can say that I had quite a number of admirers. Its always flattering and an honor to be admired by someone else not just by your looks but with your whole personality as well. I remember being in college and at the same time working, gave me some exposure to what we called “ The men’s world “. Got some admirers who would keep asking for my name, what time do I go out from school and work, or is it ok if they come and see me. Those were just some of the questions. Now, looking back it always bring smile on my face and with that I think I should say I was able to achieve my victory hair.

Anyway the Extreme Style by VO5 is what everyone is talking about. And it’s presenting this Ultimate Flirting Championship . This is a cool website where you will meet other people online and you will have the chance to participate in online games, and if you have some amazing stories to share about your Victory hair don’t hesitate this is your chance to be able to show the world that you to can have a victory hair.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Thanks to my Amazon Gift Card

Since I will be going home to my country next month, part of my preparation is to have a good battery that will last. Because I’m pretty sure that this is going to be a never ending picture taking, just like what I said before that I am a pictuholic. Well I seldom go home; as a matter of fact this will be my first time to go home after almost 4 long years of being here in the U.S. Well it’s all worth the wait and besides I will bring my baby with me so that will be exciting. But anyway back to my preparation kind of thing, I purchased an extra battery for my Canon SD 600 digital cam, my digital cam will be 2years already this coming November so as expected battery doesnt worked the way it used to be already. So I purchased an extra one just in case, besides I didn’t spend a penny on it for I used our Amazon gift card and it is really a good price. So I think I got that part covered already.

Can't last my day with out it

Carpal tunnel, well I did really experienced this when I was pregnant, especially during my last few months of pregnancy, can’t exactly remember what month did it started though. Pain in my two hands is horrible, especially in the morning, I couldn’t close my hand, and it takes me few minutes to be able to close it a little bit and my hand look sore. Since I wasn’t blogging yet when I was pregnant (didn’t know about it yet) but I’m always on the computer, computer is like my best friend, it keeps me connected to the world. I told my Obstetrician about my problem and if there’s a carpal tunnel relief and the first thing he asked me was “are you always on the computer?” well what more could I say, I know I was having a hard time typing and it makes it worse but I keep on doing it. I even had a problem with house chores, its not that I don’t want to do it, even though I had some lazy days sometimes, but I’m just afraid things like plates, and other kitchen stuff will fall off from my hand because I don’t have a good grip anymore.

So what is carpal tunnel syndrome anyway? Well according to this website carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed by the bones and other tissues of your wrist. This tunnel protects your median nerve. The median nerve gives you feeling in your thumb, and index, middle and ring fingers. But when other tissues in the carpal tunnel, such as ligaments and tendons, get swollen or inflamed, they press against the median nerve. That pressure can make part of your hand hurt or feel numb.

No wonder when I couldn’t bare the pain anymore I just want to have a carpal tunnel relief because its really getting into my nerve already, so I finally did what my obstetrician had told me to do, use a smart glove and it surely help me. I cant imagine going through my day without my glove anymore.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sign's of Autism

As a mother to my active 11months old baby boy, sometimes I cant help but wonder about the many questions we parents have for our baby. Like “is my baby developing well? What will be my baby’s future? These are just some questions that we had, but how about this stuff that we keep hearing on the news like “autism” im sure a lot of us parents are very well concerned about this, so I made some research about autism and how to learn about the possible warning signs...

Here, a list of possible warning signs for autism that your doctor may use to determine if your child's development warrants further testing. Remember: Don't panic if your infant exhibits a symptom or two on occasion, but do alert your pediatrician if you notice any of the following:

By 2 to 3 months, your baby isn't making frequent eye contact.
By 3 months, he isn't smiling at you and the sound of your voice.
By 6 months, he doesn't laugh or make other joyful expressions.
Around 8 months, he isn't following your gaze when you look away from him towards something else.
By 9 months, he hasn't begun to babble.
By 1 year, he isn't consistently turning to you when you call his name
By 1 year, he shows a general disregard for vocalizations (ie, lack of response to his name), but has a keen awareness of environmental sounds.
By 1 year, he isn't engaging in back-and-forth vocalizations with you.
By 1 year, he hasn't begun to wave bye-bye.
By 1 year, he isn't "following a point" (looking towards something you point at).
By 16 months, he has no words.
By 18 months, he isn't pointing to things that interest him.
By 24 months, he has no two-word meaningful phrases.
At any time, he shows a loss of any of his previously mastered skills.

For more information, check out our http://www.parenting.com/article/Baby/Development/baby-milestone-checklist

Rapper-singer Francis Magalona needs help of blood donors.

I read in the news today, that the son of the late matinee idol in the 50’s Pancho Magalona and Actress Tita Duran , Francis Magalona who is a rapper-songwriter has been diagnosed with leukemia and needs the help of blood donors. According to Day Cabuhat, Pupil band manager and Francis’s good friend that any blood type and platelets will be accepted but it will still be subject to medical requirements. Donations may be made at the lower ground level of The Medical City in the name of Francis Magalona. The Medical City is located along Ortigas Avenue in Pasig City. Friends and relatives prearraned blood donation drive to help the popular singer's cause. If you guys will be near that area dont forget to stop by and lets help save lives.

Are you this Type of Person?

Are the type of person who likes to join discussion forum? Or probably an opinionated type of person and you want your views to be heard, be able to share them to others who would also want to hear from you, your opinions, sentiments and feelings towards politics, religions and etc. then there’s a website online that will allow you to do that. You can even Post without Joining.. So you don’t have to worry about filling up your personal profile online. If your interested on what im talking about , you can check them out click here Post without Joining.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Looking back in Memory Lane

As I was browsing the photos that I save from my external hard drive, I was a bit astounded to see that there were already thousand’s of them, I know I had a lot of photos already stored in there but didn’t really thought that its going to be that much ( when I said much, that means thousand’ zzzz of them) . Well that’s because I’m a pictuholic. While browsing or shall I say looking back to “Memory Lane” I can’t help but wonder and be thankful to the creator for all the things we’ve been through and memories that me and my husband had shared. And to the new found friendship here the US. Anyway before being to emotional here, I just wanted to share this family picture of mine taken at the Yosemite National Park 2006. Place was really awesome its like a paradise. Hopefully we will be able to go back there one day next year. I hope.

Is the natural way of loosing weight already impossible?

I think we’ve come to an era, were loosing weight the natural way without the help of diet pills, surgical procedure’s and other weight lost product is almost next to impossible. Though I believed that loosing weight in a usual way like exercise and watching what you’re eating is still the best thing to go for. You can’t go wrong with that. Although I’m not against to those people who have gone under the knife to attained their desired weight. And people who had been using diet pills to help assist their weight problem. For me, although there are a lot of products out there claiming that they are the best diet pills there is in the market, still there’s always uncertainty in my mind about the affectivity and safety of these medicines. I heard a lot of stories about this diet pills, good and bad. But then again, I just hope that people who had been using them and we will be using them should take extra careful and learn to be conscientious on what your putting into your own body. After all, its our own body that we wanted to look and feel good about.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Event's in Reno Nevada for the month of August

Oh my god its already August, I cant believe it, Well there’s a lot of stuff going on in Reno specially for the month of August. Just like the “Hot August Nights”: these event celebrating the cars and culture of the 1950’s and ‘60s runs August 2-10 in downtown Reno and Sparks. Car shows, cruises, poker runs, drag races and concerts are also schedule, if you want to know more details please call 775-356-1956 or www.hotaugustnights.net.

Next is the “Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-Off:” The cook-off draws barbecue vendors from across the country to compete in the event, August 27- through Set. 1 at Victorian Square in Sparks. Besides sampling their wares, visitors can browse crafts and vendor booth and enjoy free concerts. Details 775-356-3428 or www.nuggetribcookoff.com

And of course August means, I’m only few more weeks away from my Trip to the Philippines, Oh my, I can’t wait I’m excited to go, after almost 4long years, pretty soon ill be able to see and friends and relatives again… Just counting the days….