Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tips for Eating Away from Home: Fast Food and Sandwiches

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, April 30, 2008 0 comments
It is really hard (at least for us! )to avoid eating out especially at Fast Food.

1. Skip French fries. Have a hamburger with salad or even fresh fruit, like a banana or an apple. 2. Order grilled chicken or small hamburgers. Yes, this means skip the double, triple, or half-pound burgers.

3. Skip shakes. A 16-ounce vanilla shake can easily have more than 430 calories, which can burst anyone’s calorie budget. Enjoy a shake once in a while as a snack or stand-alone item but not with an already calorie-packed meal.

4. For kids, go for fruit slices and milk instead of soda pop and French fries.

5. Enjoy just one slice of pizza at fast-food pizza outlets.

6. Remember that adding mayo and cheese to a sandwich will tack on another 200 calories, at least.

7. Don’t be fooled by a grilled-cheese sandwich. It may seem small and simple, but the thick filling of cheese and buttered white bread slyly serves up a good 600 calories.

8. Order baked chips or enjoy fruit as a side item for sandwiches.

9. Sandwiches are a great choice, but think small, no more than six inches long (unless you order a low-fat veggie or meat-and-veggie sandwich with no mayo or cheese).

10. Choose whole-grain breads and add plenty of veggies.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Old picutres of Us!

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, April 26, 2008 0 comments
Our wedding day at Albuquerque, New Mexico- LDS Temple.A couple of pictures joined together... wasn't it cool?

Our first home in Texas, just moved in here after six months of living in apartment.

Our first Christmas in our new home...2002!

Was pregnant here with Jacob and it was taken early in the morning, as you can see I was still wearing pajamas.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Gone Fishing!

Posted by Cecile at Sunday, April 20, 2008 0 comments
This one of the State parks in Texas; this was taken during wintertime. You can imagine how cold it was. Sometimes, my hubby can be weird. He wants to fish during cold season!

Grandma watched Baby Jacob while were fishing. He was just barely five months old here in this picture.

My mother in-law and I fishing talking and watching the lake and those fish.

Jake by himself while we were watching him; he was bundled up and was feeling comfortable in his stroller :-). Wasn't he cute?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

flowers on my garden in texas...

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, April 16, 2008 6 comments

Isn't it obvious that i love flowers? These are the flowers on my garden back in Texas. Aren't they beautiful? I really love gardening, it is sad that since we moved here in Virginia, didn't plant anything at all due to small space where we live. I have few herbs and house plants in the pots 'though.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Moment of Truth...

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, April 15, 2008 1 comments
Pinaymama tagged me with it, and I thanked her for sharing this with me.

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/Girlfriend? If you do, let's try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your closest friends.
2. Visit the blog of the person you've got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

1. Sojourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for what You Will 4. LAINY'S MUSINGS 5 OUR JOURNEY TO FOREVER 6. Twerlermz 7. Gamay and Dako Adventures 8.Technotrend 9. Ness 10. Janeth Vicy's Life Journey 11. A Mother's Journal 12.Cecile (PLEASE Place all the links of the people who accepted this tag).

Here's your questions: Be Honest and True!

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Answer: Hubby and I met through the single members of our church website (LDS)

2. Where did you go in your first date?
Answer: We went to the see Twin Towers in K.L., Malaysia (Petronas Twin Towers); that time it was the tallest tower in the world.

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
Answer: March of 2001, it was on my birthday!

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
Answer: Two

5. What is his/her ethnicity?
Answer: Caucasian

6. What is his/her favorite food?
Answer : He likes spaghetti (I cook once a week), Mexican foods and Asian foods (he better be, esp. Filipino foods :-))

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
Answer: He is quiet and his face turns red!

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he'd/she'd ever done?
Answer: He printed all the emails he and I wrote with each other when we were still courting, put them in a separate folders (one on his and one on mine) AND GAVE IT TO ME AS A BIRTHDAY PRESENT :-)!

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.

Answer: He proposed to me twice; in my Aunt's house the very next day we met and the second one was still at the same place the following day after the first one and that when I actually said "yes" to him :-)! I have to pray first, that is why!

10. What is the one thing in him you like the most?

Answer: He follows my lead and never complaim even 'though it is against his will.

Wanna share this Meme to:
♦Charm's Life
♦Angie's Blog
♦Glenndel's Blog
♦Joan's World
♦Mommy Elvz
♦Cecile's Life

Now I am tagging Juliet, Texas Life and Kate's love.

Monday, April 14, 2008

at the Dallas Arboretum... fall 2007

Posted by Cecile at Monday, April 14, 2008 1 comments
Father and son photo...
Jacob sitting on top of the pumpkins...
This was taken at the Dallas arboretum last year.
Jacob with the farm animals...
Overlooking the White Rock Lake...
Me and Jake in the garden...
Daddy and Jake posed overlooking the White Rock Lake again..
It was so pretty in there esp. during Fall. The flowers were so gorgeous! I am so glad we had the chance to be there three times before we left Texas. It is heaven in there.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Mikumikitaku - My Japanese Name

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, April 12, 2008 0 comments
I got this tag from Imelda. Thanks my Friend for passing this one.

1. OSWALD - moarimeikatate (sounds like america and states. har.... har... har...)
2. JUNELLE - zudotokutataku (Thank God I’m a Filipino! sounds like sadako. nyay! hehehe)
3. Sanilisa - arikatokitakiarika (Good for tongue twister challenge...hehehe)
4. Jeanne - zukukatotoku (sounds strange hahahha........ )
5. Juliana - zudotakikatoka (oh boy...i am glad that I am not Japanese :D It is difficult name for Juliana....LOL)
6. Janice Ng - ZuKatokimiku ToJi (not quite used to name starting with Zuka...haha)
7. MARZIE - Rinkashizikite (WOW! Very hard to pronounce but love that my Japanese name starts with an R!)
8. JEAN CHIA - Zukukato Mirikika (I love Mirikika! So cute!! ^^)
9. EMILA - Kurinkitaka (Yummy! Sounds like a sushi dish!)
10.FARAH - Lukashikari (I hate this name, it sounds like 'lu kasik kari' translated: you gave curry) hahahahah
11. DEBBIE - teku tutu kiku (lol! Sounds like 3 kawaii characters of a very cute Japanese anime! Love it!)
12.RATU SYURA - Shikachido Arifudoshika (Try saying that 10 times in a row without twisting your tongue!!)
13. Sam - Arikarin, Not bad. Luckily it is not Tamagochi.
14. Liza - Takizika (hehe, sounds like a tamagochi or digimon character)
15. Imelda - Ki-rin-ku-ta-te-ka (Kirinkutateka) sounds awful to me, glad to have not been in born in Japan
16. Cecile - Mikumikitaku (sounds like... kumukita ako lol!)

I am tagging Juliet and Michelle. Have fun knowing your Japanese names.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Birthday Tag...

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, April 10, 2008 0 comments
Got tagged by Gengen and Cheryll. Thanks for the tag guys and here is the instruction on how to do this.


1. Determine your birthday month and get a word that rhymes with it or you can affix to it. Caps lock your birth month (ex: MAYday! JUNE dune, APRILicious, JULYvely, AUGUST pocus, parched MARCH…). Be unique.

2.Your birth month plus the word affixed or rhymed shall become the tag’s title in your case.

3.Get your birthday and add the digits involved. Example, if your birthday falls on the 25th of July, add 2 and 5 you get 7.

4.Whatever is the sum, write a list of the MATERIAL gifts you wish to receive, the number of which shall correspond to the sum of your birthday. For example, applying the case above (in rule number 3), you will write seven (7) things you wish to receive.

5.After your wish list, put your name and birthday in the Bloggers’ Birthday Directory, with a link to your blog/s. Note: when you add your birthday, please place it in a way that the dates appear chronological (January, February… 1, 2, 3)

6.Pass this tag meme by tagging as many people as you want.

Bloggers’ Birthday Directory:
February 20 - Caryl | February 23 - Jammy | March 7 - Mari | March 18 - Cecile / April 13 - TERE | May 3 - Vannie | May 8 - joanjoyce | May 27 – Zang Caesar | June 27 - Mommyko, Gengen, Pinoyko, happymomiam, chris | August 27 - Francine, La Place de Cherie, Cherie | September 2 - Chikai | | September 30 - Mckhoii | December 18 - JoshuaOngYS | December 19 - Alpha | YOUR NAME HERE:

Here’s mine: March- Larch
Name: Cecile
Birthday : March 18
Calculations: 9

My Wishlist:
1. My parents will join us here (USA).
2. Help my nieces with their education financially.
3. Move to our new house.
4. Pursue education.
5. Get a job.
6. Jacob (my son) will get accepted at Pre-K this school year 2008- 2009.
7. Matt (hubby) will stay at job longer than five years.
8. Go visit my friends in Texas.
9. Gain more friends.

Now I will pass this to Juliet, Michelle, Kate and Julianna and ALL those who wants to participate.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Thomas Jefferson's house...

Posted by Cecile at Tuesday, April 08, 2008 0 comments

This is the back of Thomas Jefferson's house. We couldn't take a pictures of the front because it was too busy in there and very crowded.

Monday, April 7, 2008

more of Thomas Jefferson's house...

Posted by Cecile at Monday, April 07, 2008 0 comments

Behind his house is a pond where they put the fishes they caught outside, till the fishes are ready to be prepared, cooked and then eaten :-)

Me and my son, Jacob; behind us is where the dining room side of the house is...

Thomas Jefferson's house in Monticello, Virginia...

Posted by Cecile at Monday, April 07, 2008 0 comments

This is the kitchen which is separated from the house; where the foods/meals were cooked and prepared.

Thomas Jefferson's cooks room. This is where the cook and his/her family of ten stayed; Isn't it small? They do a lot of things here as family after the day is over. They played games, mended and sew clothes, sleep, eat and everything.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Living in Malaysia

Posted by Cecile at Saturday, April 05, 2008 0 comments
This was taken when I was living in Malaysia. It was Christmas and I was alone; my Aunt and her family spent their Christmas in the Philippines. It was the loneliest Christmas of my life away from my family.

Yes, it was me in the blue t-shirt with my Aunt on the right. I was still slim, oh! how I missed that body. This was during the Independence Day Filipino Community celebration in one of the biggest mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


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