Thursday, December 31, 2009

Have a Happy New Year Everyone!

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Since hubby is working on New Year's Eve, my son and I will be spending it alone. Just need to wait till he gets home from work tomorrow morning. We will greet each other on the phone when 12am strikes!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Mayhem: The Resolution Meme....

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Welcome to Monday Mayhem where no two Mondays are the same. Today's meme is New Years Resolutions. This meme by the way is created by Harriet.

Weight Loss
Photograph of the feet of a woman stepping on a scale
2010: Yes, this on top of our lists.

Money Matters: Tips from the Federal Trade Commission

in 2010... just purchased a new van... can't say to pay it in full in just one year.

Save Money
Cover of the publication: 66 Ways to Save Money linking to the PDF version
in 2010...definitely will continue to shop during clearance sale and also put a 100 bucks on savings every payday!

Exercise More
An airborne person on rollerblades, an airborne teen on a skateboard and a woman jogging.
in 2010..., I am determined to lose weight for my son's sake!

Smoking & Tobacco
in glad I don't smoke :-)!

Rethinking Holiday Drinking
in 2010...and don't drink either :-), yay!

Eat Better
in 2010...for us it is more on portion.

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Birthday, Umma!

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, December 24, 2009 7 comments
Just want to say Happy Birthday to one of the blogger friends I met online. Umma, may all your dreams come true, dear! I miss your visit, and most of all your personal blog and also about Yeung Lei.

And Happy Holiday to you and your family as well!

Mommy Moments: Christmas Moments

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, December 24, 2009 12 comments
Time flies so fast, and it is Friday once again; time for Mommy Moments with this week's theme: Christmas Moments! Many thanks to Chris who is the host of this wonderful meme. Merry Christmas Everyone from the Kenyon's ( Matt, Cecile & Jake).

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Kids love opening gifts and my son is one of them. The moment he saw gifts underneath the Christmas tree, he would ask me whether he could open it even before Christmas.

He also loves to help decorate the is one his ornaments.

Every year we go to the Santa's Village where he had fun visiting the North pole, eat Mrs. Claus cookies, have photo with Santa and more.

Flavor of Christmas, Pinoy-Style

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, December 24, 2009 4 comments
Puto Bumbong and Bibingka are two native holiday treats that are bound to the pre-drawn Misa de Aguinaldo, which starts December 16 and is held everyday for nine days until Christmas Day. In the city, even well-dressed matrons buy them dripping with melted butter and sprinkled with niyog to get them going for the nine dawn Masses.

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The number of street stalls serving these delicacies has dwindled through the years, as has the number of church-goers during the Simbang Gabi. But there are still a few restaurants in town that serve the faithful who attend the dawn Mass.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Christmas Tree Test

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You Are Meticulously Precise

During the holidays, you take celebrating very seriously. It's like a job for you.

You make sure that every stocking is hung and that every Christmas card is sent.

You believe it's your responsibility to make sure that no one is forgotten. You have the longest Christmas list of anyone you know.

You can relax once everything is taken care of. You tend to start your holiday planning and shopping early.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pulling Sticks and Yellow Notes!

Posted by Cecile at Wednesday, December 16, 2009 6 comments
It's been awhile since my son last pulled sticks at school and we were so happy for that; but last week, he pulled two for two consecutive days because he wasn't listening to his teacher and was talking so much! Yesterday, he pulled one again and it is not good. I just don't understand why he wouldn't listen and stop playing when ask to! He knew I don't like to see a "yellow note" inside his backpack that is why he's been hiding it from me lately. The thing is, he wouldn't show it to his Dad! My son is a good little man, he is just playful, but when it comes to school work, he always get 100% on their test and even gets stars, smiley faces, stickers and stamps on it. Any suggestions how to deal with his playfulness when at school? What about listening? We always tell him to listen to his teacher, be good and don't talk when the teacher is giving lesson...but somehow, he forgeo it every once in awhile, thus bringing me a note to sign and return the next day. I love my son so much and I am worried for him.

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Need This Wool Shirt Badly!

Posted by Cecile at Monday, December 14, 2009 0 comments
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

I have always wanted to wear something I can wear any time of the year, but I couldn't find one. When I go shop, I can only find one that can be worn for a certain season like clothes you wear only on summer, or something for winter. Nope, I am not that picky either, just a simple shirt with long sleeve just like the one photo I have posted here.

While checking online for long sleeve top, I have found Ramblers Way, an online website that sell an all-purpose garment that is made of wool. Yes, you read it right! The great thing about this garment is that it is so sleek, sexy, and soft! I love that itcan be worn as a soothing baselayer during the day, for almost any activity, or during the night. It absorbs odor, thus making you feel fresh as if it's just come out of the dryer. You can wash it on machine without shrinking, thus retaining its normal shape and size. I think this Next-to-Skin Women’s Cross Neck top would be great for me. I like that it will protect during summer; I am 65% prone to skin cancer because of the medications I am taking.

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Do You Spread Holiday Cheer?

Posted by Cecile at Monday, December 14, 2009 0 comments

You Spread a Lot of Holiday Cheer

During the holidays, you represent the true spirit of Christmas.

You give freely, and you enjoy this special time of the year.

There's a good chance that you spread cheer every time of the year... not just during the holidays.

You're kind, upbeat, and generous. Anyone who crosses your path is lucky.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mommy Moments: Some of the Precious Moments with My Son

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, December 10, 2009 13 comments
It's Friday once again...amazing how time flies so fast! It is Mommy Moments once again with the theme: Your Mommy Moments!
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Just like every mother/parent, I love spending time with my son; and I miss it when he is at school; but I have to accept the fact that my son is growing so fast...and that he needs to be away from me to gain education. I am not a perfect mother that is why I feel guilty sometimes when I nag him when he doesn't put away his toys and makes mess all over the place I keep telling myself to loosen up and let him be...just like my husband said. Anyway, here are some of the moments I cherish most with my son.

We love reading book together...and Jake won't sleep without reading before going to bed.

Jacob got this thing from me...he won't be able to sleep without me by his side...just like me without hubby.

He still likes giving me a hug and kiss without any reason or being asked...

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Mayhem: Thom's 8 Words Meme

Posted by Cecile at Monday, November 30, 2009 8 comments
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This week's Monday Mayhem is brought to us by Thom-
You know- this guy :)

Directions: Copy and paste this into a blog post.
In Exactly 8 Words and 1 picture Describe:

1. Your love life
I love my family, church, parents, and siblings.

2. Your worst habit
Shopping clothes for my family especially my son's.

3. The city you live in
I like everything in city where we live.

4. Your pet peeve
Inconsiderate neighbors who make noises anytime of day.

5. Your parents

Are in the Philippines, far away fr
om me.

6. You favorite dessert
Peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on it.

7. Your worst vacation
I haven't experienced a worst vacation so far!

8. Yourself
I am simple, shy but very friendly person.
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I Need Your Help!

Posted by Cecile at Monday, November 30, 2009 3 comments

Is it just me or all bloggers who do paid post? Every time I log in to my PPP account it led me to PPP v4.0 alpha? I don't know what to do! How will I get into my PPP account and grab some opps? Anybody had the same experienced? What did you do? Pls. help!!!

Charter's Best Deal of the Year!

Posted by Cecile at Monday, November 30, 2009 0 comments
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Charter Communication. All opinions are 100% mine.

At the end of the year, Charter is making their one last push. And it is their best yet. They are very generous with their customers for running sweepstakes and promo the whole year. In fact, there's two ways you could win.What a great deals on telephone, internet cable services, free gift cards with special deals online and chances to win Charter's Daily Deal Web Site where they also offer cool prizes for the coming holiday. You could win these awesome prizes such as iPods, Camcorders, TVs, GPS units, webcams, Photo frames, and more. Amazing, isn't it?


Can you believe it if I tell you that on Black Friday, and from Cyber Monday, Charter makes you to $200 in gift cards with their special online deals? For you to keep up with all of these offers why not become a fan of Charter on Facebook? This way, you don't miss even any of that they offer.

I still remember that in the last couple of years, Charter has become one of the industry leaders with their creative and newsworthy sweepstakes where some of the prizes they have given were HDTV-a-day, A Toyota Prius, XBox 360, a new 2010 Chevy Camaro and many more.So what are you waiting for, visit their site now for more info and also become a Facebook member to keep yourself updated.

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Mommy Moments: Chore Time

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, November 26, 2009 12 comments
This week's there for Mommy Moments hosted by Chris is Chore time and here is my entry.

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"Train up your child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it." This what the bible tells us. I am glad that I grew up poor,; we don't have a helper in the house. I was trained to do chores at the very early age of six. At the age of seven, I can wash clothes, cook rice and clean the house. I am grateful for my parents who thought us responsibility at the very young age. Now, we want our son to do the same. Here are few of the photos I have taken when Jake did chores at home.

Here, Jake was raking leaves with Daddy...

...putting away his toys...

...and sweeping/vacuuming the floor.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

To My Family, Friends, and Visitors

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Happy Birthday, Niko!

Posted by Cecile at Sunday, November 22, 2009 5 comments
I just wish you, Niko all the "BEST" on you special day :-)! Thanks for being such a nice and sweet friend; we haven't met, but deep inside I feel that your friendship is genuine, that is why you have lots of friends who love and adore you!

Have Fun , dear...and May All Your Wishes Come True!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thank God, We Didn't Get Hurt!

Posted by Cecile at Friday, November 20, 2009 8 comments
Tonight, after dinner, I decided to take some Bilo Bilo to Ate Delia. Before we go, I phoned her first to tell we are coming. She said it is raining, don't go because she doesn't want us to get sick, but I insisted that it's okay and that the rain stopped already. She said, go ahead but make sure you bring umbrella with you...and so I did. Our apartment is less than 10 minutes away from her house, so I wasn't in a hurry. When I was approaching the major intersection, the lights were green, that means nobody will turn left. In the middle of nowhere this guy decided to turn left and crash on us! I didn't even see him coming. All I know is that all of a sudden there was this loud screech sound of tires and then crashing and pushing us all the way to the curve. Our van's tire brook and I couldn't move it. The first thing I did was check my son because he was crying. Thank God he didn't get hurt; he was just scared! I was shocked and scared, too! Grabe nanginginig talaga ko sa takot. When I found out that my son is okay, I immediately called my husband's Cellphone, but for whatever reason, it wasn't receiving any call. Then, I called 911 to report the accident. By the way, the police station is very close to where the accident happened and responded right away. Another good thing happened, a guy happened to see the whole thing; he was behind the guy who hit us and testified that it wasn't my fault, but the other car instead. Oh my, what a relief! I was grateful for he man; sad to say, forgot to ask for his name because of the whole thing, I just wished I got his name and number to thank him. I really didn't know what to do! Thanks to the police officer who helped us the whole time. Both cars were towed and the same police officer drove us home. Even though it wasn't my fault, I should have listened to Ate Delia when she told me not to go. Oh well, I learned my lesson well again. I believe that God used her to warn me. We are home now, well go get our stuff left in the van tomorrow morning. Oh, finally I got hold of hubby who is at work and told him about the accident; fifteen minutes later, there he is knocking on the door just want to make sure we are fine. I just feel so lucky and blessed that God is always there to protect us. Accident happens no matter how careful we are...there is always someone who is not patient enough to wait for his turn.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mommy Moments: My Fave Foods

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, November 19, 2009 15 comments
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Sometimes, Jake is weird when it comes to foods; imagine he wants an ice cream for dinner or a cake? Yup, but did I give in? No! I just say to him that he can have either of them after he eats the food on his plate. Well, anyway, aside from eating Pinoy foods and fried rice, here are my son's fave foods...ravioli, chicken nuggets, fish sticks...

an ice cream for dessert,

spaghetti, any style, he doesn't care...Pinoy style or not!

A bowl of cereal...his snack after school...

or if he did a good job at school like: he didn't pull a stick coupled with yellow notes... a cheeseburger at McDo....

cake without icing; he loves cupcakes....

and pizza!

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