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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bad School Day

This story happened more than a week ago .I just thought of sharing it with you for no reason at all. I am calm now and me and hubby decided not to file a complaint against the School's Discipline Coordinator ,anymore .Any way, I already confronted her and gave her a doze of her own medicine.She ran away and hid  from me after I confronted and yelled at her infront of the students and other teachers.I was just returning what she did to my son.And probably she now know how it feels to be being embarrassed in front of others.What she did was unacceptable and was consider as harassment.

The incident happened on March 17, 2010 after their computer subject inside the school campus.According to my son, it all started inside his computer class .R (my son) and his classmates were busy doing their homework when a classmate named Sarah, grabbed his Nintendo DS inside his pocket. My son was trying to get it back but she did not return it .So he started to cry and when Sarah saw him crying, she said, "Don't cry, you look ugly". My son answered back "You look like a rat". After class, Sarah ran to the office of Scool Discilpine Coordinator, Miss Farah's  to report that Rashid called her a rat. Then Miss Farah waited for Ryan outside the classroom and shouted at him "GIVE ME, GIVE ME!" My son who was so scared and traumatized by her behavior took his Nintendo Ds inside his pocket and gave it to her.

My son did nothing but cry even until he gets home .We asked him what happened but he refused to talk about it.The following morning, at around 8 am, my friend came to tell me my sons problem.According to her R called her over the photo to help him  get back his  DS to the school cooordinator but she refused to give it and was actually waiting for me to get it persoanlly.That was were I found out that the discipline  coordinator did something wrong to him.Upon hearing it, my blood rushed into my head .I waited for my husband to go with me at school to confront the School Coordiantor.Since it was my sons last period I decided to see his classmates first specially Sarah to ask what really happened .Thye all said that my son did nothing wrong and it was Sarah who started it.Then the Coordinator showed up and I asked to set an appointment but she refused to see us for a school meeting.Then it happened so fast,I just saw myself making a scene tthus making her scared and run away.

The following day I asked my son how was his school  day and how was he treated by the School Coordianator.He said ,she was nice to him. And that's it .I think I made myself clear that Filipino's do fight when it comes to our kids.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

QL-Filex 3rd Year Anniversary (Qatar Living)

Going to the beach occasionally is fun to do especially with group of friends. On March 12, 2010, our group Qatar Living, Filipino Expatriates, where I am one of the admins and the largest Filipino Expatriates Group in Qatar, celebrated its 3rd year anniversary by the beach. We have been planning this outing for over a month for a successful get together just like the first two anniversaries. There were volunteers assigned for each group (logistic, programmes/games, food and attendance) to make sure that everything is in proper order.

Everybody did their part to make this event a successful one. All the members were divided into group to compete with each. If I am not mistaken, group 5 or red team won the game. Food was overflowing from breakfast up to snack time. I cooked spaghetti but never had the chance to take a picture of it. They said it tastes good and even my son enjoyed eating it.

Here are some pictures to share with you.

Photographs courtesy of Miss celia j. Thanks for sharing with us all the wonderful pictures from your picasa web.
my hubby and son enjoying the sand.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Devilled Eggs

I had a first taste of the appetizer back in 1999 while I was working in Saudi Arabia. A friend of mine has a birthday party and we were served with devilled eggs first while waiting for the main dish. Then I tried it on using the recipe in one of my cookbook with some variations according to my taste.


Devilled Eggs


1 dozen eggs
2 teaspoons Dijon or yellow mustard
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tbsp minced onion
Salt to taste
Paprika for garnishing


Boil the eggs for 12 to 15 minutes. Let the eggs cool .Peel and Cut into half-lengthwise. Scoop the egg yolks and set aside the egg whites .Mashed the egg yolks add the minced onions, mustard, mayonnaise and salt. Spoon the egg yolk mixture into the egg white halves. Sprinkle with paprika. Chill before serving.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ginisang Amplaya/sautéed bitter gourd

Amplaya is one of my favorite fruit/vegetable or whatever they call it is the bitter taste of it makes people not like it but for me this is just one of any other vegetables in the market with good taste.
This morning I decided to have sautéed ampalaya/bitter gourd and fried fish for breakfast
Ginisang Amplaya

2 pcs bittergourd (ampalaya)
1/2 cup meat( cut into small piesces)
1 egg, slightly beaten
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 small Onion (chopped)
1  medium tomato (chopped)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup water
1 square pack Beef cube

Direction :
Sauté garlic,tomato and onion ,add beef ,add some water and beef cubes ,cover and let it boil for 15 minutes.
Add the amplaya and egg .Salt and pepper to taste.Coook until the amplaya is done.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Mothers day

Happy Mothers day to all mothers out there!

I almost forgot the day until my son gave me a homemade card when I picked him up at school. As usual, my son never fails to give me card with his own dedications. What a sweet loving son he is.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Thank God it's Friday

It is Friday, another weekend in Qatar. The sun is clear; the sky is blue and my husband's day off.

Another day but same old stuff to do. My daily routine is to prepare milk for my bunso (youngest) and breakfast for everybody. We had pancakes this morning.
Friday is also our church day, time to worship the Lord from 10 am to 12 noon. Then go back home to prepare lunch and at the same time do the laundry .Separate the colored from white clothes and just throw everything in the washing machine then to the dryer.
Then we spent the rest of the day inside the house playing with the kids and watching our favorite movies.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to me

I turned a year older this month. How time flies, seven more birthdays and I will turn 50 years old.

I got a bouquet of flowers, a lollipop and a Nemo stuffed toy from my hubby.My son made me a personalized birthday card and I think I lost it,hope not. Then we had a wonderful lunch at Chilis.

I never had a happy birthday experienced in my life before until I met my husband .Even when I turned 18 years old ,the only thing I did to at least celebrate my adulthood was to treat myself alone at Mc Donald ,Glorietta then a gallon do Magnolia ice cream bought by my father when I got home. My mother did not even bother to cook at east 1 kilo of pancit (noodles). I always think that she is so unfair to me for ignoring some of the important occasions of my life like graduation days and birthdays. I still remember when I graduated from elementary. I was with her three friends and on high school graduation, my sister accompanied me to school and left before the graduation was over .I went home alone while the other graduates were happy with their family.
Those were the days. And I am  so grateful to God for having a loving husband and children who gives color to my then lonely life.

Friday, March 5, 2010

One of my Favorite movie

Have you see the old movie" A walk to Remember" by Mandy Moore and Shane West? The story is a romantic love story of a dying preacher's daughter who fell in love with a popular arrogant person. An old movie but I still do not mind seeing it repeatedly. In addition, this movie still makes me cry especially at the part when the girl was dying...
This movie showed what true love really is.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hello summer, Goodbye winter

It rained in Doha today at around 5 pm with thunder and lightning, it rarely happens here but once it does, everybody seems to be excited .Usually rain does not stay long but if you caught driving, expect that you will end up stock at the middle of the road like forever.You will see flooded streets , driver's gone crazy and forgets how to drive.

Rain means the weather is going to change from winter to summer or vice versa.God,I hate summer! Nobody can stand staying outside anytime of the day.It is humid and heat penetrates into your skin at once.

Anyway, I was in the kitchen washing the dishes when I heard raindrops at the backyard .So I opened the door and called my children to watch the rain. Then they moved out at the front door for a better view .My little boy was so amazed and wanted to jump out of the rain and play.

The rain did not last that long but I can see the happiness in my children's eyes as they watched the rain slowly stopped.

And where was my husband? Well, he is in the bedroom sleeping. He loves rain and when he woke up and told him about it, he's only answer was." Yes, I know it rained and I missed it, guess I was too tired to get up and watched it with the boys".

Classified ads

As I was browsing the classified ads section of one of my favorite website in Qatar, one for sale ad caught my attention.
Throw away prices are commonly seen here and if you are really in a tight budget then this classified advertisement really makes a big difference and saves you a lot of money. Usually, expatriates who are going to move out of the country or will transfer to a furnish flat/villa do this to get rid of their items faster. Therefore, I checked it out only to find out  how  ridiculous and funny this ad is. This one is really something or the owner might not be in his sane mind to sell broken items instead of just dumping it straight in the trash or just give it away for free to somebody.

Who do you think in his right mind is going to buy such a trash?

Here is the ad at for sale section:

Washing Machine Fully Auto/-a-t-/Throw away Price
Price: 200 QR
Contact number: xxxxxxx
Type of listing: For Sale
Whirlpool Fully Automatic Front Loading Washing Machine (Made in Italy) For Sale.(Not Working condition, Switch have some Prob). Pls call me