Jul 27, 2011

The Old Skool: Macarena by Los del Rio

 
Do you still remember the dance steps of this song? This was a hit song when I was in third or fourth grade and almost everyone are doing the Macarena dance. It's the dance craze that most people enjoyed during the 90s. So if you're one of those people who used to love this song, then it's time to reminisce about it. LOL

Jul 25, 2011

A Day with my Long Lost Friend

Last Thursday night, I received a text message from my long lost friend from Bataan. She wanted to meet me since she's going to Manila to do some errands. So I said yes without thinking twice since I haven't seen her for almost 3 years now. She used to be my roommate when we were in first year college. Since then, we got very close with each other and we even share secrets. We spent the whole afternoon chitchatting while eating our late lunch at Yellow Club.

Kat and I enjoying our food and stories. Thanks to the crew who offered himself to take a picture of us. =)

One of my favorite foods: PIZZA... yummy!!!!

My favorite Charlie Chan Chicken pasta. =)

I hope our other friends will be able to come the next time we'll have a get together. I really miss them all so much.

Jul 24, 2011

Feel Good Late Lunch at Zapata's


Last Wednesday, Paul and I had a late celebration for his birthday. As he promised, we went to Zapata's a.k.a. Iguana's at Clark, Pampanga. This is my favorite Mexican restaurant that really offers authentic Mexican food. We've been here for I guess, more than 10 times now. We just love their margarita, burrito, and quesadillas with jalapeno and salsa on the side. Yes, we order them again and again everytime we come there. LOL

Jul 23, 2011

GT: My Birthday Wish



Well, I have two wishes for this year. And I hope it will really come true. My first wish is to get my target score in IELTS exam. I am really praying hard that I will only take the IELTS exam once (fingers crossed). And my second wish is the Canadian Immigration Visa. I'll be the happiest girl in the world if I get approved.

The reason I want to go to Canada is that I want to experience living away from my comfort zone. I've been so dependent with my Mama and Sister. I think it's time for me to find a work and live alone. This is really one of my dreams - to experience the life in a first world country. I'm not really after the big pay as long as I'll have a decent and permanent work there. As a nurse, it's really hard to find a work especially when you don't have a backer so I think it's better to render my service to a place where the hiring process and income is fair.

I hope everything will be okay. I hope there would be no hassle and everything will be smooth sailing. This is not really an easy decision for me but I've noticed that I wasn't doing much for the improvement of my career in life when I'm living with my family. So please pray for me in this stage of my life. =)

Jul 20, 2011

Lovely Flowers!

I just love flowers. I appreciate when a guy gives me a bouquet of colorful flowers. I'm very attracted with the beauty they bring. They're very relaxing to the eyes. In our yard, we have hibiscus, euphorbias, and santan. The hibiscus have plenty of flowers that's why some kids pick flowers from them when no one's around in our house. I have planted a some sunflowers and I can't wait to see their flowers to bloom but they are still young so I have to wait for months before that happens.

Anyway, I just wanted to share to you that some of our euphorbias have already flowers. I love planting euphorbias because they are low maintenance. They don't need to be watered everyday since they are from the cactus family. Another thing that I like from them is the different colors of flowers that they produce. So here's two of them from our yard:



Last February 16, we went to Sonya's Garden and I really loved the place because it is really close to nature. We took a tour at their rooms and I found out that there are no televisions nor air conditions inside them. This is an interesting place if you want to feel the nature's touch. There are lots of plants and flowers here.

These flowers floating on the water really caught my eyes. The arrangements were simple but it looks pretty for me:





They're so lovely, aren't they?

Jul 19, 2011

Katas ng Farmville


While on our way to Tagaytay, I saw this truck with a sign of "Katas ng Farmville" on its rear. That Facebook application (which is Farmville) got really viral to most of the Facebook users including me but due to my hectic schedule, I stopped playing it for almost a year now. I just miss this game since I love planting and gardening. =)

Jul 18, 2011

Spaghetti and Barbecue


Last February 05, I cooked spaghetti since I was craving for it. I love spaghetti because pasta is one of my favorite foods. I know this is a very late post. I have a lot of pending blog posts actually so hopefully in time they'll be all here in my blog. Hehe


Butchie, our dog is waiting if he will be given a barbecue. Off course, we gave him some since he is well behaved. =)

Jul 17, 2011

Kobe Bryant is Wearing the FEU Jersey


Wala lang! Just wanna share it to you guys since I'm an FEU graduate and it makes me feel proud that an NBA Superstar is wearing the FEU uniform. ^_^

Jul 15, 2011

GT: My Best Gift this Year



Material things are not really important on my birthdays. Honestly, I'm contented with the greetings that I get from my friends and family. I don't really expect gifts since I don't usually celebrate my birthday that much. I'm fine with cooking some foods at home or just eating out with few friends or family. I always have a simple birthday.

I'm so happy that this year my Mama gave me a 100 Euro which is I didn't really expect. it. I know it's just a money everyone receives that from their parents as their birthday gift, too. What makes this gift special? Heller! I'm already 26 years old and my Mama still gives me money on my birthdays. She still treats me like her baby girl. ^_^

Jul 10, 2011

Losing Weight with Aerobics

Photo by: istockphoto

Since January, I started to attend aerobics 'coz I feel like I'm gaining a lot of weight. Before, my waist measures only 26 inches but now it is already 32 inches. It is really alarming for me 'coz I'm afraid to get fat. I am having hard times wearing my old jeans. I can't pull it up because my hips are starting to get bigger and I already see some stretch marks. Is this the price I have to pay for working at home?

So I decided to get serious for my aerobics so I bought rubbers shoes and 3/4 pants. Got my pants from SM Surplus Shop for only P199 (around $4)

Now, I'm ready =). I wanted to buy Nike shoes but it's more expensive so I just bought World Balance in SM Department Store. It only costs P1230 (around $29). Off course, pink is my favorite color so I chose this color.

Honestly, it's not that easy to lose weight. Discipline is a must if I want this whole thing to become a success. I should be consistent in attending the aerobics class and most of all, I should watch my diet. What can I do? Ang sarap kumain eh. LOL

Jul 8, 2011

GT: Something About My Birthday


I just love my birthday because it's one of the most significant dates of the Philippine history.

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year.

EVENTS:
1381 – Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.

1429 – Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.

1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: the Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.

1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.

1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.

1942 – Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.

1954 – Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.

1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.

1990 – Russia Day – the parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.

1994 – The Boeing 777, the world's largest twinjet, makes its first flight.

BIRTHDAYS:
1107 – Emperor Gaozong of China (d. 1187)

1924 – George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States

1929 – Anne Frank, German-born Dutch Jewish diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)

1979 – Robyn, Swedish musician

1986 – Carla Abellana, Filipina actress

DEATHS:
816 – Pope Leo III (b. 750)

1020 – Lyfing, Archbishop of Canterbury

1036 – Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo (b. 990)

1778 – Philip Livingston, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1716)

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES:
Holidays and observances
* Chaco Armistice Day (Paraguay)
* Christian Feast Day:
o Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius
o Eskil
o John of SahagĂșn
o Onuphrius
o Pope Leo III
o Ternan
o June 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

* Dia dos Namorados (Brazil)
* Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.
* June 12 Commemoration (Lagos State)
* Loving Day (United States)
* Russia Day (Russia)
* World Day Against Child Labour (International)

We have the same birthday with Anne Frank. I became interested with Anne Frank when I watched her story on TV. Sadly, I wasn't able to read her book as what my high school would always tell me. I'm not a bookworm but I really look forward on reading it.

My First Time Cooking Ginataang Alimasag

I actually cooked this last January 22, 2011. I just got too lazy to post it. I didn't know that this is very easy to do. My brother in law gave me crabs and he just instructed me on how to cook it with coconut milk.

Oh well, I remember the phrase "crab mentality" while cooking these poor crabs. It reminds of those people who are trying to pull me down. Let's go back to my dish, I steamed the crabs first prior to cooking because I can't removed the string attached to them and this would be the easy way to clean them after they are steamed.

When the crabs are cleaned up, I sauteed the onions, garlic, and ginger. Then, I poured the coconut milk. When the coconut milk gets thick, I put the string beans, squash, and chillies (siling haba. When the veggies are about to cook, I added the crabs. Season with salt and pepper. I waited for 5-8 minutes, then it's done!

Voila! Does it look yummy? I cut the crabs into half so it would be easier to eat. =)

Jul 1, 2011

GT: My Memorable HS Moment


Actually, I have a lot of memorable moments during my high school days. I really wanted to share them all but my post might take more than 2,000 words just to elaborate each of them.

I couldn't really think which should I share to you so I browsed Facebook again if I can see a good material to share to you. Luckily, I was able to see this cute group picture with my friends. This was taken when we were in Second Year High School. Everytime I look at this picture, I remember something. I was the first girl on the left part. If you look at the picture, there's nothing wrong in there, everything is normal. But guess what, I was standing on a very thick telephone directory because I was the smallest girl in that group pic. According to the photographer, I should use a telephone directory so there will be less height difference with the other girls especially with my friend beside me. My friends were laughing at me during that time and I really  felt embarrassed. What can I do? I am really small. =)
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