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Monday, May 31, 2010

You Made Me Live Again

There is always a chance to live again after all the heart aches and bad times you 've been through.Somebody is there to love and take you as you are.

You Made Me Live Again by Janet Basco.

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Toddler smokes 40 cigarettes a day

 An Indonesion 2 years old boy, Ardi Rizal  is  hooked to nicotine after the father introduced him to cigarette when he was only 18 months old and now smokes 40 cigarettes /day.He gets angry,screams and throws his head against the wall if the father denies him of cigarettes.He also feels sick and dizzy.

Blame it on parents.Seriously ,there is something  wrong with the parents! They  are responsible for the little boy's addiction and be  the one to put in rehabilitation or jail for being an irresponsible parents.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My Eldest Son's First Hair cut

In this modern world, Filipinos still follows the old custom or superstitious belief of not cutting the child's hair before its first birthday or the child will be sicklyWhether it is true or not, nobody knows and we still be following this belief for the next generations.

Sea Water


The beautiful sea
Crashing waves against the rocks
Shimmering water
Sea creatures roam the water
The cool breeze calms nerves gently

Krystal Galvis

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Love Actually

"Love Actually" is a romantic comedy film set in London just before Christmas.It is a story of different couples and one of them is Hugh Grant  as the British  Prime Minister  who is attracted to his secretary secretly.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

We as Parents

One of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have is being a parent .It is difficult to be a perfect parent, well in fact, there is no such thing as perfect.Parents are not always right but as a rule ,we tend to be the one always right when our children is still young but once they get older, that's another story.  Even if I  try my best to be the best  parent to my children especially to my eldest  there is still something wrong somewhere .I know that he is a good boy but  sometimes he does things against our will again and again and again.I guess all children are stubborn . But anyway ,one thing is for sure ,me and hubby do punish them whenever they  do something wrong .My husband is the disciplinarian. I  let him  straighten them up .They get spanking  from daddy sometimes and I do the  nagging  one on one talk.I explains them the reason why they need to be discipline.The youngest is  scared to daddy but not to me.He  knows that daddy will smack hin little behind if he don't listen.

As parents we only wants the best for our children .We always make sure to give them everything that will   make them happy.We want them to become a responsible person and be a somebody someday.


New Template

I got me a new template.Last night my son  told me to change my template  because it was boring , don't match the topics from my blog and some other reasons .He is always my adviser especially with the grammar correction ever since I started with blogging. When he told me about it,I started browsing  for  free 3 column templates and showed  him the choices.And this is it,my new template, we both  like it  and he even helped me with some additional  features and pages since I am not good in computer.Thank you kuya for all the support and help .

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Scrap book

I am not into scrap booking  probably because I got no talent and patience  into putting scrap  all together and come up to a nice looking finish product .Just take me to the kitchen and let me cook whatever is into your fridge for sure i will give you a sumptuous meal.

So, what if I try this so called scrap booking and let me see what will be the outcome .I saw one of my friends scrap book online and she gave me an idea  to give it a try .I even asked her some websites to which I can start with and checked it out .Well ,I need to make one for my bunso because kuya has one already made by my sister back home.

Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of photographs, printed media, and memorabilia contained in decorated albums, or scrapbooks. The idea of keeping printed materials of personal interest probably dates to shortly after the invention of printing. This trend is probably similar for photographs.

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Summer in Qatar

Photo's were  taken at 1:30 pm , time to  fetch kuya at school .Oh my! the weather  was really hot outside .I  checked the temperature at the  thermometer that hubby hanged outside of our bedroom window 2 years ago to constantly monitor the weather temperature.It is 120 degrees F and we were still expecting to have higher temperature in the next coming months.

120 degrees F  or  48.89 degrees  C

My poor tomato plant died under the heat of the sun.I forgot to take it inside the house and  just remember it the following day.

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Letter to Woman From God

Dear Woman,

When I created the heavens and the earth, I spoke them into a being .When I created
man, I formed him and breathed life into his nostrils.

But you woman, I fashioned after I breathed the breath of life into man because
your nostrils are too delicate. I allowed a deep sleep to come over him so I
could patiently and perfectly fashion you. Man was put to sleep so that he
could not interfere with the creativity.

From one love I fashioned you. I chose the bone that protects man's life. I chose
the rib, which protects his heart and lungs and supports him, as you are meant
to do.

Around this one bone. I shaped you….I modeled you. I created you perfectly and
beautifully. Your characteristics are as the rib, strong yet delicate and

You provide protection for the most delicate organ in man, his heart. His heart is
the center of his being; his lungs hold the breath of life.

rib cage will allow itself to be broken before it will allow damage to the
heart. Support man as the rib cage supports the body.

You were not taken from his feet, to be under him, nor were you taken from his head
to be above him, You were taken from his
side, to stand beside him and be held close to his side.

You are my perfect angel….You are my beautiful little girl. You have grown to be
splendid woman of excellence, and my eyes fill when I see the virtues in your

Your eyes…don't change them
Your lips how lovely when they put in prayer.
Your nose, so perfect in form
Your hands, so gentle to touch.
I've caressed your face in your deepest sleep.
I've held your heart close to mine.
Of all that lives and breathes, you are most like me.

Adam walked with me in the cool of the day, yet he was lonely. He could not see me or touch me .He could
only feel me. So everything I wanted Adam to share and experience with me. I
fashioned in you ; my holiness, my strength, my purity, my love, my protection
and support.

You are special because you are extension of me. Man represents my image, woman my
emotions. Together, you represent the totality of God.

I love you,my most precious Woman!

unknown author

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Boracay has become one of the primary tourist attraction in the Philippines because of the white sand and crystal clear water. It is located in Aklan province, which is 2 km away from the Panay Island  in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines and 200 miles South of Manila  In 1990. It was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world's number one tropical beach. 

Boracay has 12 beaches, one of them  is  the beautiful Puka Shell Beach in the north. There are a lot of activities awaits the tourists and some of them are: Island Hopping at the famous Crystal Cove, diving, shopping at Boracay Business Center(BBC), Spa and Massage at the famous Lava Stone spa, kite surfing at Habagat Kite Village.

Red banca /boat

Clear blue sky

white sand and blue water

Beautiful Sunset

Friday, May 21, 2010

How to ride the Jeepney in the Philippines

Jeepney is the most popular  affordable means of public transportation in the Philippines.It is an open window jeepney with full load of passengers from 18 to 30(depending on the length).

 Only in the Philippines!

Friends and Memories


Eleven years ago ,I used to work in KSA and have the best friends ever.We found  another  family away from home.We cared and helped  with each others during  ups and downs .We had misunderstandings  like normal people do  but the friendship still remains even though we were all far from each other now.One of them recently got married and the only one who is still single is my BFF and kumare  hopefully will get married soon.I really thank God for my friends blessed and happy  life now. Some of them migrated to the US and Canada. They are the best friends I will cherish forever.

This is our kitchen were we hangs out after work and every weekends(me,2nd fr left)

Christmas Celebration 2000, inside the Staff Canteen.The Black cloak we were wearing  is called Abaya ,a robe like dress worn by Arabic women.

Birthday Party at  one our friends roof top

Christmas Party, 2001 at  Al Wessam Hotel,Khamis Mushayt (me,2nd from left)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Robin Padilla at Wowowee!

Isn't he handsome,adorable ,and a darling ? Robin Padilla as guest host at Wowowee is really a wowowee! I am definitely not a fan of this show.I find it too cheap and Willie Revillame is way too impolite as per my observation. I really don't like the way he treated the audience and some of the guests .

Anyway ,I just saw this video thru  blowing peachkisses...

Who knows he might be the permanent host of the show, he still has the Charisma to the girls  and  for sure he will be an asset to the show .For me he is far better than Mr. Willie.

Way to go  Robin!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My First Pregnancy

I had two normal delivery, the first one was in 1998 and the second one was in 2008. I will be talking here about my 1st pregnancy with kuya since I already had  a post  for my bunso.

I got married, got pregnant and gave birth at the same year. My  husband(ex) was with me when  I had my first check up with  the OB  Gynecologist. Few days later, he went back to Saudi Arabia. My pregnancy went smoothly,  I never experienced any morning sickness and other complications. I really  enjoyed  my pregnancy except of course during the labor pain caused by contractions. I was working  and at the same time taking up a dressmaking class near my parents house  so most of the maternity dress I was wearing was made by me.

Kuya came 2 weeks earlier from my expected due date. The labor pain started  at 7 pm, Sunday, after a busy working day  in my dental clinic. I was peeing when a  drop of blood came out  with the urine. I told my mom about it and she said that I need to be ready because the baby is coming out anytime. So I prepared all my things and put everything at the back of the car. I started timing the the contraction and woke everybody up  at  2 am  to bring me to the hospital. I was admitted directly in the labor room and gave birth to a healthy baby boy  at 10 am under normal delivery. Both me and my eldest(kuya) was discharged from the hospital  2 days  after.

few hours after the delivery

The first Grandson in my family

Sadly I had to leave him after 4 months to work and be with his father in KSA. But leaving him alone with my family was the best mistake I ever did. If not I've had lost him forever after the divorced .

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Inspirational Insight - 1st Anniversary

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What Inspires me

 My children are my inspiration .They are God's greatest gift to me and the reason  for all the happiness and contentment  in my life.  I  always wake  up in the morning  with a smile in my lips knowing that  they all here beside me and gives me inspiration to face another day again.

 After 2  failed relationship .My life was so devastated until I found someone who made my life changed ,my husband .He inspires me to be a better person and taught me how to love unconditionally.

I am thankful to God for giving me another chance to show how greatful I am  for all the blessings, protection and good health  he has given me and my family.We might not be rich financially but  sprituality we are guided by God's glory and that inspires me to do good deeds to others.Who needs wealth if you are already with God and a loving family .Isn't that an inspiration worth living for?

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Field Trip

 Today is my son's school field trip .They are just going to watch a movie and be back to school and the school calls it a Field trip already.My son was really excited and he asked me yesterday if he can borrow my laptop to write on his blog .

He has his own notebook but we grounded him from using it  as a punishment for unsatisfactory grades during the 1st semester.It is not actually low but I don't want him to have a "B" on his report card.We promised to give him back his notebook after his grade showed up improvement at the end of school year.

Anyway ,here is  how excited my son was.check his blogsite My Life,

Monday, May 17, 2010

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My blog site is 3 months old already and writing posts becomes part of my life which I enjoy so much .But i noticed that there is more than writing and that is by earning online too. As I go on reading  others blogsite  I learned about  different ways on how to earn money and at the same time enjoying  what you are doing.

  So I decided to explore for more companies that allow bloggers like me to  earn from  product reviews or  advertise on blogs at the same time enjoy  blogging. I got interested to join after reading positive reviews  and post inviting bloggers to join .Hope to earn  from this site one of these days.

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Miss USA 2010

An Arab- American was crowned  Miss USA 2010 on May 16.Miss Michigan ,Rima Fakih, 24 years old Lebanese Muslim descent, beat 50 other contestants.She is the first Arab-American to win the title and the first Michigan to become Miss USA

Fakih resides in Dearborn, Michigan, which is home to a large Arab-American community. She told pageant organizers her family celebrates both Christian and Muslim faiths.Her family moved to USA when she was a baby.She was raised in New York city where she attended a catholic school .They moved to Michigan in 2003

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Bathroom Dance

Michael V 's spoof of  Lady Gaga's Bad Romance.He hit it again on the air with another  best performance video.It is so clean and wholesome even though  the song is all about bad stomach. He is really a genius when it comes to Bubble Gang show and no one can beat him for that,well that is my own opinion .No wonder the show earns millions of followers not to mention the big money it brings at the station.Well,I am not really a showbiz fan in fact I don't have  TFC(The Filipino Channel) or GMA subscription in my house  and I only watch  some tv  show  thru Pinoy Channel once in a while but whe it comes to Michael V.'s show I can't help but watch the show .

Sunday, May 16, 2010

When God Created Mothers

A tribute to all the Mothers

When the good Lord was creating mothers, He was into his sixth day of overtime when the angel appeared and said," You are doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said," Have you read the specifications on this order? She has to be completely washable but not plastic;.
.. Have 180 movable parts… all replaceable:
…Run on black coffee and leftovers:..
…A kiss that can cure any thing from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair: ….
.. And six pairs of hands."
The angel shook his head slowly and said,"Six pair of hands? No way."
"It’s not the hands that are causing me problem," said the Lord. "It’s the three pair of eyes that mothers have to have."
"That’s on the standard model?" the angel asked.
The Lord nodded. "One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks,’ What are you kids doing in there?’ when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front so that she can look at a child who goofs and say," I understand and I love you’ without so much as uttering a word.’
"Lord," said the angel touching his sleeve gently,"come to bed. Tomorrow…"
"I can’t" said the Lord," I am so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick..can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger…and can get a nine year old to stand under the shower."
The angel circled the model of the mother very slowly and sighed,’ Its too soft."
"But tough!" said the Lord excitedly. " You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure."
"Can it think?"
"Not only think, but reason and compromise," said the Creator.
Finally the angel bent over and ran a finger across her cheek. "There’s a leak," he pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.’
"It’s not a leak,"said the Lord. "It’s a tear."
"What’s that for?"
"It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride."
"You’re a genius," said the angel.
The Lord looked somber. "I didn’t put it there." 

unknown author

Saturday, May 15, 2010

1st Blog Anniversary Give-aways

Everyone is invited to join   the  Amazing Grace Blog Anniversary Contest.The contest is very simple .Just follow the steps and you  are  in.Who knows you might be one of the lucky winner of the amazing give aways .Hope to get either one of the purses (fingers crossed).I just love bags and have collections of it.


1. Make a post about this contest and add this site ( Amazing Grace ) and my other blog sites to your bloglist: A Walk to Remember, Gracia Fashionista , Bucket of Wisdom .
2. Return to this post and leave your comment with the URL of your post
3. One entry per blog site
4. Bloggers outside Philippines are welcome ( just leave a Philippine address for
the delivery of the items)
5. One winner for each item. Winners will be drawn through
6. Contest Runs from May 01 - June 15,2010.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Message to Mom

I left my  son(kuya)for Saudi when he was only 4 months old. He grew up with my siblings and parents and I only see him once or twice a year.He started drawing of him and me(mommy) at the age of 2 and when he started schooling aside from the drawing he added  a simple note on it and my sisters sends it all to me .I scanned some of it .

He did all of these when he was still in the Philippines. I can 't find the latest cards he personally made for me saying how lucky  they(him and little bro.)are  for having me as a mom and a song he composed for me.He never misses to give me cards or simple note  on every occassion that passes by.How lucky  I am  to have him in my life.

To my mama, sorry if I cause you  so much trouble and headache when I was a kid and up until now. I may not be a good daughter  like my other siblings but I know I made you proud of me when I finished Dentistry and passed the board exam in one take.I want to make you and papa the happiest parents in the whole word during that time .Thank you so much for taking care of us especially my son while I was away working overseas.You are the best! And you rock, lol.

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7 Things you should not do on Facebook

 1.Using a Weak Password
Avoid simple names or words you can find in a dictionary, even with numbers tacked on the end. Instead, mix upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. A password should have at least eight characters. One good technique is to insert numbers or symbols in the middle of a word, such as this variant on the word "houses": hO27usEs!

2.Leaving Your Full Birth Date in Your ProfileIt's an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account. If you've already entered a birth date, go to your profile page and click on the Info tab, then on Edit Information. Under the Basic Information section, choose to show only the month and day or no birthday at all.

3.Overlooking Useful Privacy Controls
For almost everything in your Facebook profile, you can limit access to only your friends, friends of friends, or yourself. Restrict access to photos, birth date, religious views, and family information, among other things. You can give only certain people or groups access to items such as photos, or block particular people from seeing them. Consider leaving out contact info, such as phone number and address, since you probably don't want anyone to have access to that information anyway.

4.Posting Your Child's Name in a Caption
Don't use a child's name in photo tags or captions. If someone else does, delete it by clicking on Remove Tag. If your child isn't on Facebook and someone includes his or her name in a caption, ask that person to remove the name.

5.Mentioning That You'll Be Away From Home
That's like putting a "no one's home" sign on your door. Wait until you get home to tell everyone how awesome your vacation was and be vague about the date of any trip.

6.Letting Search Engines Find You
To help prevent strangers from accessing your page, go to the Search section of Facebook's privacy controls and select Only Friends for Facebook search results. Be sure the box for public search results isn't checked.

7.Permitting Youngsters to Use Facebook Unsupervised
Facebook limits its members to ages 13 and over, but children younger than that do use it. If you have a young child or teenager on Facebook, the best way to provide oversight is to become one of their online friends. Use your e-mail address as the contact for their account so that you receive their notifications and monitor their activities. "What they think is nothing can actually be pretty serious," says Charles Pavelites, a supervisory special agent at the Internet Crime Complaint Center. For example, a child who posts the comment "Mom will be home soon, I need to do the dishes" every day at the same time is revealing too much about the parents' regular comings and goings.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

My School Friends

 Do you still remember Sharon Cuneta's song ,High School Life?

High school life, on my high school life
Ev'ry memory, kay ganda
High school days, oh my high school days
Are exciting, kay saya

There are times, may problema ka
Kung ang homework, left undone
Pray ka lang, 'wag tawagin ka
Upang di pagtawanan

High school love my one high school love
Not infatuation or crush
Tunay 'to s'ya ang buhay ko
Di n'yo lang alam ako'y nagba-blush

Bakit nga ba ang first love ko
Ay di serious, so it seems
Kung alam lang ng first love ko
He is always in my dreams

Ang saya ng high school
Same in yours and my school
Di na mapapantayan
T'yak ganyan ang buhay na sadyang makulay
Alaala kaylan man

High school life, on my high school life
Ev'ry memory, kay ganda
High school days, oh my high school days
Are exciting, kay saya

High school life, ba't ang high school life
Ay walang kasing saya?
Bakit kung Graduation na'y
Luluha kang talaga?

High school life, ba't ang high school life
Ay walang kasing saya?
Bakit kung Graduation na'y
Luluha kang talaga?

Ang saya ng high school
Same in yours and my school
Di na mapapantayan
T'yak ganyan ang buhay na sadyang makulay
Alaala kaylan man

High school life, on my high school life
Ev'ry memory, kay ganda
High school days, oh my high school days
Are exciting, kay saya

High school life, ba't ang high school life
Ay walang kasing saya?
Bakit kung Graduation na'y
Luluha kang talaga?


This song was really a popular song during my time.Yes ,Sharon Cuneta is my age .I can say that  the most memorable part of my life was during my high school days .I had puppy love ,crushes, first love and of course high school boyfriend. And who among us never had the slumbook which is actually made to know each others secret crush/ love. I still keep mine until now.

During these days,we learned the value of friendship.Friends for keeps  who are  always with us until we grow old .I have  high school best friend,Cynthia who is also my eldest son's god mother.We lost contact 8 years ago while  she was in Hongkong .I have photos of her but they are all in the Philippines .Anyway ,I still got some photos of my high school friends and classmates.

Second year high school with my friends Evelyn ,me,Ana ,Crisanta Fe.

High School Graduation  with another good friend Marita. I just broke up with my bf and was hoping to see him that night.Sadly he just sent me flowers but never showed up. Guess it was really goodbye.

 And these are some of  my college friends. Most are my FB friends.