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A tribute for Moms tag....

When I read this tag from Mommy rose I immediately grab it. I love this tag most specially because this is all about our mother. And who among us don't want to give tribute to our mother right? I had written a story and a tribute to my mama way back October  25, 2005 in my other blog.But I decided to copy and paste it here so here it is. 
To the most wonderful Woman.There could be more happier for a daughter to come home seeing her mother welcoming her arrival. For a a warmth smile and a warmth hug of a mother is too meaningful that a daughter could'n't forget for the rest of her life. 

  Today is the 6th year death anniversary of my beloved MAMA. A woman who bring me to this world, a woman full of strength to face the trials in life, a woman who loved her chidlren even to the point of sacrificing her ownself, a woman who believe and have faith in God, a good daughter and a faithful and loving wife to my late PAPA. 

  When my father had his first st…

It is sunny today!!

Yesterday was Friday, the first Friday of the Lenten season. And since it is Friday I choose to abstained from opening my laptop. That is a lot of sacrificed huh!! A computer addict like me I thought I can't do it but I did. Last night at 7pm we went to church and attended the Station of the Cross. I was kind of surprised because not too many people were there. I don't know if it is because of the weather since last night was cold and windy or is it because people are not into other activites in the church except attending the mass every Sunday. Way back in the Philippines when it is Lent it also mean summer is here.  Every Friday the whole family will go to the church and do pray the Station of the Cross. I remember I saw many of my classmates and neighbors were there doing the same thing as we do with their families too. That time I found it very cool and interesting and not boring. I think our way in observing the Lent is a little different than here.  Anyway, there  are mo…

What the....!!!!


For sure pino-photo shop to. Nice bodies!! Totally string bikinis.

Ash Wednesday

~~It's Ash Wednesday today the beginning of Lenten season. I woke up almost 8am and the mass at our parish church begins at 9:00am.  I asked hubby if we could go to another church since they have a mass there at 12 midnoon, so we did went to St. Joseph church. ~~After church we went home and prepare for late lunch. Hubby told me he is thinking of making a scrambled egg geezzz I told him right away how do you know what I am thinking! It does happened to us all the time, we think the same thing and we ended up laughing because of that. So I make scrambled egg with spinach it is my first time to make this one and it does taste good and healthier too.~~ At 3:03 pm I took a nap and woke up 4:48pm that was a long nap I guess. The weather is not too cold the snow is melting and we had slight rain too. I hope tomorrow we have a sunny day so I could go out and enjoy the sun, fingers crossed. Goodnight everyday! God bless yah all!

Marriage Proposal? I do....

I was tagged! Thanks for tagging me again. I remember I had written somewhere in my other blog  about how hubby ask me to marry him and handed me the ring. So I checked it this morning and found it, here is the story:Written May 16, 2008Today, is the 5th year in which my loving husband and I meet for the very first time in Ninoy International Airport after 2 years of chatting at the net. This day signifies a lot to us in the sense that my husband handed me a single long stemmed PINK ROSE with the ring hanging on it. Yup, he proposes me right inside the hotel room with a single stemmed pink rose!! But that was not the real story of it all. The fact is that, when he gave me the single stemmed pink rose, I recall that very moment that 10 years ago, I prayed and even had a novena to St. Joseph that I would meet a man who will become my husband. Added to that I specifically said in my prayers that this man will give me a SINGLE PINK ROSE!! And that would be the sign that he will become my…


~~~Way back 2005 the year after I arrived here in MI I was so excited to play with snow. But that winter between 2004-2005 we hardly don’t have that much of snow. It was almost spring time when it snows so hard like it almost reached to my butt. Hubby asked me if I like to play outside since that was my first time to see a lotttt of snow. So I did, I put on the boots and the suit pants and all kinds of clothing that I think of just to be warm while playing. But hubby told me that the kind of snow that we had at that time is not good for making snowman. What I did is just play around and I even didn’t do angel2x because the snow is a little bit deep. That time I am imagining I was at the beach playing with the waves so I make those diving2x moment hahaha. After playing I went inside the house cleaned up and almost immediately I feel intensed pain in my stomach. It was too painful I ran to the bathroom then I found out that I was bleeding. The next few hours, which I can’t count my fin…

Coco Jam

Went to church today. The weather is still cold and from time to time it snows. I am so done with this wintry weather I wanted to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts and not the heavy coat, boots, and heavy jacket. After the mass, hubby asked me if I like to lunch to a chinese buffet but I said no I wanted to stay home and be warm inside the comfort of our home.
We were at home in time our stomach is asking for food. Early this morning I cooked another stir fry which consist of pork, potatoes, carrots and cabbage. We ate stir-fry for our lunch and our dessert is this coco jam with the new found bread sticks that I like. It does taste so yummy good thing it doesn't spoil because I brought this from the Philippines last year.

We ate at the table together...

Today is my step-daughters birthday and we are supposed to go to Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth for a dinner with the family but the weather was so nasty it was snowing like no stopping. And while we are checking the weather we heard that in I-94 50 cars filed up!! That is not a good sign so hubby called everyone postponing the birthday dinner.

Then I was listening to a catholic radio station this morning and it so happened that the guest speaker is a Filipino priest Fr. Joe Patalinghug (is the family name rings so pinoy?). They were talking about what is the family are doing now a days. And they are commenting about many families now that don’t ate at the table together because parents are busy and so the kids.
I remember when I was a kid (even until now) we always do ate around the table as a family. I remember my father told us and it was a rule that before lunch and dinner time we should be at home, that means before 12 noon and 6 pm. If we came late there is always a consequences so as …

My niece birthday today..

~~~I love my nieces and nephew they are my babies. Last year I was in Pinas we were in the mall when I stumbled my classmate way back high school. She was a teacher in a public school in our hometown and we are kind of buddies in high school. So when she saw me that karay2x ko apat na kabataan she has this big grin and in a high tone called my name "mary kimmmmmmmm". Then, kumustahan to the max kahit people around couldn't passed by kasi nakaharang na kami sa daan. She was just bubbling and telling me ang laki na nang mga anak ko at pinabe-bless pa lahat hehehe. I saw at the corner of my eye that everytime she said "anak" to any of my nieces and nephew they looked at me kind of happy and ecstatic because I just agree and didn't bother to tell her "no they are my pamangkins" they were kind of surprised I didn't dare to correct her. So after all the kumustahan and exchanging cellphone numbers we bid goodbyes. Then, I invited my pamangkins to ate…

My sporty tag..

I know for sure that I was tag to post what is my favorite or dream sporty car. What makes me feel sorry for is that I can't remember who tagged me does my age speaking me already? LOL! Anyhow, here is my dream sport car. Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 (2009) It cost $1,400,000.00 ahoyyyyy and it can reach 253.81 mph!! I am imagining things already if I will drive this awesome car di kaya pupulutin ako nito sa pilipinas na? Ang bilis tumakbo pero feel ko pa rin siya who knows after 30 +++ years on sale na siya and 75% discount pa din. Oh diba dream fulfilled pa rin. Kaya lang lola na ako noon pero who cares I will change my blog title to "Lola Kim in Bugatti sport car" sosyal hahaha! Happy Wednesday to all!

MeMe:My Top three..

A beautiful Mommy Liz tagged me with this meme. And I love tagging, sometimes it fills up the day if I don't have anything in my mind to write.
Three Names that Friends Call You:~Ate Kim ~Mary  ~Kim
Three/four Most Important Dates in your Life: ~April 23 (my husband bday) ~December 30 (our wedding day) ~September 22 (my papa's death anniversary) ~October 25 (my mama's death anniversary)
Things You've Done in the Last 30 Minutes: ~ drink my carrot juice ~ reading friends blogs ~ answering my meme
Three Ways to be Happy Even You’re at Home: ~ clowning with my hubby ~ teaching hubby how to dance ~ sharing the word of God together
Gifts You Would Like to Receive: ~ a trip to the Philippines (that would be my fifth time) ~ money ~ 
Three of Your Favorite Hobbies: ~ cooking ~ reading ~ planting trees
Three Places You Want to Go for a Vacation: - ~Philippines ~Vatican, Italy ~ Lourdes, France
Three Favorite Drinks: ~ Water …

Talking about.....

Last February 14 was our 5th valentines day together as husband and wife. Along through the years hubby spend some money to buy me jewelries, flowers, chocolates and dining out. The last gift that hubby gave me on valentines day is this bling2x
And a Dooney and Burke purse: Which is not that too cheap. But Valentines just don't happened in one day but everyday. Together we have to maintain the spark and fun for our relationship going. This year we decided to stay at home and spend the night with a candle light dinner. Prior that night we went to Meijers and look for a nice valentines card. We gave each others valentines card, read and kissed each other and put it back hahahaha! We were like lovey dovey inside that supermarket people are looking at us envious hahaha! It was fun, it makes both of us going and lively. Again hubby looked around and found this beautiful flowers it cost $30 I told him honey "I need cash" and here we go again we chuckled ang giggled with my anti…

It's a snowy Valentines day!!

Happy Valentines day to all my friends and relatives who visited me here I do appreciate your coming. The other day I was juggling if we will dine out as we used to do for the past 4 years. And our experienced is not too nice because we have to wait for an available seat. One time we were in this restaurant at 5:30 pm and we were seated at 7:30 pm. One time too we drove around but couldn't found a restaurant without people waiting outside the restaurant to get in. So we ended up at a chinese restaurant which is also full of people but we manage to get a seat immediately. Today we are going to stay home and with my prowess in cooking hubby would gonna love it. Already done is my BIKO and wrapping the lumpia. I had to clean the house and put some candles around to make the ambience more tiltillating hehehe!! And oh by the way, hubby suggested if we can wear our birthday suit at our dinner tonight hahaha. For sure kabagin (panuhoton) ako nyan! And as I promise I will reveal the thing…

Hay life..

I got up this morning at 5:30 am. It is very early for me since I usually woke up at 10:00 am. AFter my morning ritual I couldn't make myself go back to bed I was fired up so I ended up in the kitchen tinkering around. Then it dawned on me I had to cooked "biko"so I started to looked at the pantry for the glutenous rice. That moment, I didn't dare to looked a canned coconut milk. I washed the glutenous rice and put it in the rice cooker. The glutenous rice was almost done when I started to looked for a canned coconut milk but I was so surprised I don't have one!! argh! I got so frustrated after rummaging the pantry. So I ended up eating the cooked glutenous rice with condensed milk geez! Right after the "biko" event I made spring rolls for tomorrow's stay at home dinner for me and hubby. But what happened to my "biko" is still lurking in my mind. I told hubby that I need a canned coconut milk to finished my biko so off we go to the grocer…

Dine out or stay home

Until today I am still juggling if we are going to dine out or stay home this coming Valentines day. In my mind, if in case we are going to stay home, then I have to cook and have a candle light dinner in the comfort of our home. But I am also ready on what I am going to prepare that day. My menu whould be crab and corn soup, pork steak, escabeche, spring rolls and fried shrimp and of course bread for hubby and rice for me. So how is that for a menu. While if we gonna dine out my choice of restaurant to go is Blind fish where they have 2 pounds of crab legs (my favorite) and a filet mignon or a mahi2x fish with crab sauce on top. What ever will be my decision that day at least I am ready to cook and the ingredients are ready. I will let everybody know what is my request for my valentines gift. Abangan!

Truck for Sale

A sixteen year-old boy came home with a new Chevrolet Avalanche and his parents began to yell and scream, 'Where did you get that truck???!!!' He calmly told them, 'I bought it today.'

'With what money?' demanded his parents. They knew what a Chevrolet Avalanche cost.

'Well,' said the boy, 'this one cost me just fifteen dollars.' So the parents began to yell even louder. 'Who would sell a truck like that for fifteen dollars?' they said.

'It was the lady up the street,' said the boy. I don't know her name - they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted to buy a Chevrolet Avalanche for fifteen dollars.'

'Oh my Goodness!,' moaned the mother, 'she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on.' So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting …

Passionate Blogger Award

Received a tag from Clare and this time it’s an award. Thank you!

The Rules:

1: Put the logo in your post
2: Write 5 things you are passionate about aside from blogging
3: Tag 5 people on your lists and let them know you tagged them.

I'm Passionate about:

My husband

My nieces and nephew

Spiritual retreats
Communing Nature


I'm passing this to anybody around the world. Happy blogging.


I came online late this afternoon at my yahoo messenger and found out right away that two of my classmates way back early 1980's are online. (Yes, I graduated high school 1982's and the rest is history hehe.) Anyhow, one of my classmate is in Canada and one is in Saudi Arabia we had  a very good chat we laugh a lot and remembering all the high school life makes us wanting to go back to that stage. But past is past and the good thing is that we had a good high school life. Some of the topic that we shared is how many kids they've got wahhhhh I don't have kids. But I told them I have 3 neices and 1 nephew that I took care since they were born. And I marry late too (hehe alibi). It made me  happy too when classmates/batchmates shared about their family life, how old are their kids, some classmates of mine already had a son or daughter who are in college. And some of  them are already divorce, separated or widow. But the sad part of our sharing is remembering some of our c…

6 Weird things about me..

I received this tag from Clare --- Thank you for the thought I enjoy tagging.

RULES: People who get tagged need to write a blog post of 6 things about them as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that ' you're tagged ' in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

I don't know if people find it weird because hubby said it is not but for me it is weird. Anyhow here is my share of weirdness.

1. Do I get angry? --- I have several stages in getting angry lol. The least is I go yapping. Then when I'm  still angry my head ache. When I am still angry my eyes started to squint. If I am still angry I squeeze my face that is the signal not to be close to me because everything follows. Like what ever I get hold on to I will throw at you . Then I keep quiet. Isn’t it weird?? LOL! My hubby can vouch for that.
2. Going to sleep. --- You know when I am very sleepy because I…

Random things about me...and tags answered.

Honest Crap Award rules:
When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who think you deserve such acclaim and link back to said person so everyone knows she or he is real.
Choose a minimum of 7 blogs you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are coz you don't have 7 friends. Show the 7 random victims' names and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with " Honest Weblog".Well, there's no prize but they can keep the nifty icon. List at least ten honest things about yourself. Then, pass it on...

10 things about me:
1. I don’t have parents anymore.
2. 50% introvert 50% extrovert.
3. A very loving contented wife to my LH.
4. A loving Aunt to my nephew and nieces.
5. I love photography.
6. I love to reflect things that comes on my daily activities.
7. I can’t swim.
8. I love to travel.
9. I have a sense of humor.
10. I am in m…

The Power of Okra

After I read this email from a friend I had a smile on my face and why is that because it was time for me to steam the okra. You see it's been almost a year now that I am steaming Okra every morning. I introduced Okra to hubby because I knew and I remember that Okra does give nutrients to our system and I am right. What makes me happy because hubby likes it too. I know that not many people likes okra because of being slimy when it is cooked but hubby told me that he doesn't care as long it gives nutrients to our body. And oh by the way, hubby dip his okra to an apple cider vinegar while I dip my okra to a cane vinegar.
The Power of Okra A man has been suffering from constipation for the past 20 years and recently from acid reflux. He didn't realize that the treatment could be so simple --OKRA! He started eating okra within the last two months and since then has never taken medication again. All he did was consume six pieces of OKRA everyday. He's now regul…