Monday, August 31, 2009


This weekend was kind of hectic is my schedule hehehe not of anything else but partying with friends here. Last Saturday, was the Mrs. Philippine Michigan 2009 pageant that was held in Troy, Michigan. The place where they held the pageant is the American Polish Cultural Center which is kind of big and was a nice place for that event. The ticket was $40 with dinner and because of the generous heart of Joanna and her husband who are in Mexico now having their vacation I was able to go that means libre ang ticket ko!
Anyway, Cathy, Rowena and I went and their we meet some of our friends whom I have not meet for ages (as in months lang naman). So kodakan nang todo ang mga beauty ever! The pageant is held every 2 years and this year my kababayan won the Mrs Philippines-Michigan 2009. Their were 7 contestants who vie for the crown and all of them are really good. That night was fun they are all good and beautiful and for me they are all winners. Mabuhay! Here are some of the pictures.
And yesterday, Sunday we went at Josephine's house for her 44th birthday (wopieee)!! Well we went there after church but before reaching there we dropped by at Best Buy to buy me a new digital camera my old one broke the night of the pageant. Josephine is a filipina from Pangasinan but works in Hongkong for 20 long years. Yesterday was our first time to meet her and her husband. There were only 4 couples there including the birthday celebrant and her husband but it was fun the men had their own table and talk about anything which amazingly hubby last that long. To Josephine Happy 44th birthday!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Amish friendship bread...

Yesterday, I recieve an Amish friendship bread from my BIL. Actually it is not my first time to recieve these but my first one went to waste I didn't make it. I think what happened is that I skip one day and if you don't follow the instuctions it won't be good anymore so I kind of broke the friendship chain. Now, I say to myself I am going to make it and today is my 4th day and I have done the mushing already. I still have  6 more days to follow and do the instructions and after that I am going to give to  friends some of the batter and also bake the remaning batter. 

Thursday, August 27, 2009

More money....

I saw the newly posted entry of MOmmy Liz blog titled hopeful and get curious about it. So I browse and read it and it stirs my curiosity and I even leave a comment there. Anyhow, so I clik the site LinkFromblog and immediately sign up. It was easy to sign up and not hard to understand who like me who doesn't have any idea how to put up like this kind of thing. And like Mommy Liz we are hopeful to make more extra money. Chachingggg!!!


There are some women who doesn't like jewelries at all and I can only count them in my 5 fingers hehehe. I remember my fiance which is my husband now asked me if I like jewelry I told him "not much"! Later he knew that I like it VERY much!! Mapa fashion jewelry or genuine basta jewelry ok ako dyan. Hehehe!

I was in Pinas last month and everytime I am there I like to visit my "suki" store aside that I purchase my domestic plane ticket there but also they have lots and lots of jewelries displayed that makes my eyes popped out! And I found this one bracelet that captures my attention it does looks so pretty and it's big and it weighs 26.2. I immediately asked the saleslady if I can try it on and oh boy it does looks good on me the next thing I asked how much it is per gram and what kind of gold. The saleslady told me it is an italian gold, 14k and per gram is 1,600 pesos, ekkk that bracelet cost more than 40,000 pesosesoses! My heart sank when I knew how much it cost but I had to prioritize, I can buy that jewelry at that time but I need it for my pamangkins tuition fees so I just put it in the back of my mind and appease myself that jewelries are here forever and education is essential. My niece who was with me said "don't worry Ma if I will be a nurse I will buy you plenty of jewelries that you like" how sweet she is" huh!! So we said goodbye to the jewelry and the saleslady and headed to the supermarket. Here is the picture....

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Facebook I conquer!

Yesterday, I am so happy I conquer at least for a day my addiction to some of the apps of Facebook. But what did I do yesterday?
Oh well, here is what I did I cleaned the whole living room hehehehe ( clap,clap,clap). Not just ordinary cleaning mind you guys but changing the whole positioning of the furniture, vacuuming the nooks and crannies, and except for the tv I did all the pushing and lifting too (grabe na to!). I also did the husking at the hall way going to the bedrooms and I have a proof to it (char!) At talagang pinapawisan ang lola ninyo hahaha kasi I put floor wax too before husking the floor. Parang naaalala ko dati college ako ang payat ko noon talagang 95lbs lang ako nung gumagraduate ako. Naisip ko ngayon baka yun ang resulta nang palaging paglalampaso ko sa bahay namin kaya pwede kong araw-arawin ang paglalampaso ko dito hehehe.
Anyway, yup I was happy I accomplished something yesterday and today I plan on cleaning our bedroom, arranging the bags and shoes and clothes according to season since fall and winter is fast approaching. Here's my picture....and oh by the way dahil ang kintab at slippery nang floor namin I slipped, tawa nang tawa ang husband ko baka daw mabali pa buto2x ko dahil sa ka artehan ko hehehehe.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lapeer day..

Here in US when it is summer everybody is excited. First, because the weather is the best specially if you live here in Michigan. Second, everwhere you could find city fair, county fair or state fair. And yesterday we went to Lapeer city for their big day of 2009. What excites me so much is the elephant ear. In the Philippines it is like "syakoy" but it is knead thinly and round then they fry it. On top you have to select if you like cinnamon with sugar or apple sauce I choose cinnamon with sugar. I was eating with my heart delight I share a little just a little with my hubby lol. The rides were so cool but since hubby won't ride any of them we choose to just watched the people when they got out shocked!! LOL! Here are some of the pics taken yesterday.
the famous elephant earthe huge popcorn maker

Friday, August 21, 2009

My peach tree

I think it's been 2 or 3 years that I planted this peach trees, originally I planted 2 pear trees and 3 peach trees unfortunately only the peach trees survive and the 2 pear trees died. Last year, it bear plenty of fruit but becuase of the wind many fell down and there were 5 of the fruit left. This year it bear 11 fruits and thankfully none fall down YET. So I asked hubby to put a longer stick to hold the small tree when the wind hit. I remember last year my peaches has a distinct sweetness that some peaches don't have I just hope that it's still the same this year. Here are the pictures I took while I was wandering outside...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A tag grab from Meryl

I saw this tag from Meryl and I love it I thought this is the first tag for husbands so I grab it immediately here it is.

1. He' s sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? FOX NEWS
2. You're out to eat, what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Blue cheese
3. What's one food he doesn’t like? He can’t think right now hehehe
4. You go out to eat and have a drink, what does he order? coffee
5. What shirt size does he have? Large
6. What shoe size does he have? 9- 91/2
7. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Seafood sub
8. What would he eat everyday if he could? He don’t know he said why he wants it everyday jeezzz! Then he say peanut butter and strawberry jelly
9. What is his favorite cereal? Corn flakes, shredded wheat
10. What would he never wear? Shorts or bikini hahahaha
11. What is his favorite sports team? He doesn’t have one.
12. Who did he vote for? McCain
13. Who is his best friend? Me of course
14. What is something he does, but you wish he wouldn't do? Magpautang lol!
15. What is his heritage? Scottish, English
16. You bake him a cake, what kind of cake? Carrot cake
17. Did he play sports in high school? Didn’t have any daw.
18. What could he spend hours doing? Tinkering something in the barn
19. What is the unique talent that he has? Loving me.
20. What's his type of coffee? Reishi

Feel free to grab this tag!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How sweet...

Happy Sunday to all. Yesterday, was my step-son's day it's his wedding day to his girlfriend. Hubby and I went to church 4:00pm since the wedding ceremony will start at 4:30pm it was so hot thankfully I brought my philippine fan hehe. The ceremony ended up very well after the picture taking everybody went to the reception place and the whole night we dance. We arrived home almost 10:00pm I was sore all over iba na talaga pag hinde makasayaw nang mga ilang panahon lol!! Here is the picture of last night event.

The newly wed
The couple Me and Savannah the bride's daughter

Anyway, this morning after we went to church we went to visit a friend and it so happen that he had a tree of peach. I was so amazed how plenty the peach fruit are in one tree it is in breaking point already hehe. Our friend told us to picked as many as we could. The bad thing is that we can't consume all so we just take what we can.
And remember few months ago I have told here in my blog that this year I am going to plant roses. Well I did.....I planted 3 roses this year and guess what one of them give me a flower. It is salmon or pink in color and I just love it. I was thinking of not cutting it but since it is my first rose (that I planted) ever in my life I asked hubby to cut it for me and here is the picture.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

This makes me smile...

When was the last time I check on my blood pressure and pulse rate?? Frankly, I don't remember now, though my blood pressure is not high but I don't like looking my pulse rate is way up high almost 90 or sometimes more than 90!!! Yup I have and always been have a high pulse rate. My hubby has a good vital stats I always told him I am so envious!!! This morning it came to my mind to check it up so I took out our blood pressure machine and tried it. WOW as in napamangha talaga ako sa buong buhay ko I had 77 pulse rate!! And that makes me smile here is the picture I took.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Paalam Tita Cory!

Since the day that the former Philippine President Cory Aquino died I was glued to the news. It was my husband who told me early that Saturday morning that Cory died. So I look at it in yahoo and yes there it was the story of her passing I was sad. Her passing away brings back a lot of memories.....

......1983 I was in 2nd year college when her husband Ninoy was assasinated. We were scared my father thought at that time that this will be the beginning of "something". 

.....1986 I was reviewing in Cebu when the revolution broke out. You can't find a yellow t-shirt people are buying it. People are in the street marching and shouting. I thought at that time ito na ang simula nang civil war mahirap din kasing kalabanin ang mga Marcos at that time. Until nakuha talaga nang mga tao ang Malacanang and the Marcoses fled the country. 

Since I was born until I was in my 20's I only knew one president and that is Marcos. I could say (and I don't know if I am bias) but he is a brillian president. Kaya lang pag ang isang tao na mamumuno na kay tagal (20 years) mahirap because the people around them who I like to call leeches are the one na parang namumuno na rin. They became powerful too and seem like untouchable. That's what makes the Marcos downfall talagang wala nang sense wala nang demokrasya. Yung mga mayayaman nagpuntahan na sa ibang bansa eh kaming mahihirap was left behind sa Pinas.

Alala ko pa noon may curfew lalo na after na declare yung martial law. Ang daming nagrerebelde noon at ang daming nawawalang tao. At di namin alam kung sino ang kumuha ang mga sundalo or ang mga rebelde.

Kaya when Ninoy was assasinated the Filipino people lose hope it was Ninoy that the people place their hope for. Nobody foresee that Ninoy's widow will and can change the course of the Philippine history.

So sa iyo Madame Cory thank you for everything. YOu are the epitome of a true Filipina woman. May you rest in peace.


Again, watching my backyard birds this morning. And as I was watching a small cutie pie Bluebird passed the window. I grabbed my camera and ...