Sunday, March 22, 2009


My sister, Nequi used to work in Dubai. She rented an apartment with her friend there and they all share with the bills. My sister usually contacts us via Video Chat. We really had a grand time talking for hours this way. One time She and my other sister, Luanne who is here in the Philippines, were chatting and she took a picture of Nequi via webcam. They finished talking with each other without Luanne looking at the photo she took. When she saw the picture, she was confused on why Nequi is keeping a very ugly looking doll but since Nequi is not online anymore she forgot about it eventually. When my Nequi came home, she saw the picture and she was very frightened. She was asking Luanne what was at her back, Luanne said she thought it was a doll Nequi owned and Nequi was furious and was asking her, why will she keep a doll like that? She took a look at the picture again and she said that there were times when she was in the apartment that she felt a presence, as if someone is looking at her or is with her, now she said she knows that there is really someone there.

Here is the picture that as taken, You be the judge................

The girl on the picture is my sister Nequi, what do you see over her shoulder? Looking at the picture, even I can't help getting goose bumps......................

Bag/Purse Talk

I received this from Dee of Tales From The Mom Side. Thanks for this tag

The rules are as follows:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are carrying as of late. No, you can't go into your closet and pull out your favorite purse! We want to know what you carried today or the last time you left the house.
2. List how much it cost. And this is not to judge. This is for entertainment purposes only. So spill it. And if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, we'd love to hear it.
3. Tag some chicks. And link back to this post so people know why the he
ck you're showing everyone your bag.

This is my Avon Oriental shoulder bag. I saw this bag from an Avon brochure and I liked it instantly. I like the color because it is very easy to coordinate with my shoes and clothes. It is also big enough to hold the things I consider as "necessities" in life. It's not expensive and that's the main reason I liked it. We work night and I don't want to risk getting mugged because of an expensive bag.

These are the contents of my purse:

My Cabrelli Wallet, given to me by my sister; myh favorite body spray for the week, my make-up kit which contains 2 eyeshadow quad, 1 liquid foundation, 1 loose power, 4 eyeliners of different color (black, brown, blue and green), 1 blusher dou, 3 lipsticks of different colors, eyepencil shrapener, 2 make-up brushes, a nail cutter, my fem spray, hair cuticle coat and my big comb; my pink-striped notepad and 5 different colored pen (black, blue, violet, green and orange); my W880i Sony Ericsson Celphone, which I never leave behind; my Company ID with the etoken and proximity card (security at the office is tight) and my lighter.

Just thinking of the stuff in my bag makes my back ache already.

I am passing this tag to Momi She, Rose, Sassy, Clarissa, Grace, Leslie, Zey and to all of you carrying bags and purses....I hope you have fun as well like I did.

Happy Birthday Ruel!

Hi guys!!! I'm so sorry I wasn't able to update my site for quite sometime, I was very busy with my son's final exams and my husband's birthday. My dear husband, Ruel, just turned 38 (he'll kill me if he reads this.... hehehe) and he invited his friend over. The party was a typical Filipino Party. (That means eating lots then booze later). Let me share some photos and video with you.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Perfect Blend of Friendship!

I have received this "A Perfect Blend of Friendship Award" from Dear Richard, thank you for the award.

Richard started with with blogging, He is the one who pushed me here and I'm thankful because now I have so many friends from other countries.

I have known Richard from work for almost two years now, I really like him because he is a jolly person and I can trust him. He is very kind and caring and thinks about his love ones first before himself. You will not find a better friend that him.

Cecile, Momi She, Rose, Sassy, Grapes, Clarissa, Grace, Leslie, Zey and to all of you...


I just saw this article from GH and let me share it with all of you.....
Pregnant women nowadays who do not want to experience labor pains have resorted to C-section. C-section have become very common due to this plus the fact that you can choose the date when your baby is born. However, according to researcher who analyzed data on pregnancy, out-of-control-bleeding during and after pregnancy is highly common in women who've had prior C-section. The condition can be so risky the doctors may perform a hysterectomy (operation to remove the uterus) to stop the bleeding.

Here are the odds of it happening to you


Vaginal delivery of 1st Baby - 1 in 30,000

C-section delivery on 1st baby - 1 in 1,700

Vaginal or c-section delivery of second
born following cesarean
section in 1st pregnancy - 1 in 1,300

Vaginal or c-section delivery of
another baby following 2 or more
previous cesareans - 1 in 220

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Easy Recipe: Cold Pasta Salad

Hi, I was able to get a recipe courtesy of FOODIE, a food magazine, that I tried out and i was good. I want to share this recipe to all of you. The best part is you can use leftovers to create this wonderful salad. So we waste not and want not.


3-4 cups leftover pasta (penne, spaghetti, fettuccine)

2 cups leftover sausages, cut into thin slices

1 pc celery stalk, cut into thin slices

1/2 cup hard cheese (cheddar, edam, gruyere or parmesan), cut into small pieces

1/2 cup lemon-olive oil dressing

4 pcs fresh basil leaves, cut into small pieces

* salt and pepper to taste

In a salad bowl toss all the ingredients together. Season according to taste


juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 tsp lemon zest

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients, until well blended

It's delicious and healthy. Try this and you'll see.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Received this friendship award from Richard, and Clarissa. Thanks a lot!
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.
They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.
Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated.
Please give more attention to these writers.
Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

"I may never get the chance to win the lottery. I may never get the chance to go on vacation. But I have the chance to be your friend, that chance I'll take."

Thomas Pustay

I'm passing this award to Mommy She of Cen's World, Leslie of Rant and Rave! , Zhey of Zey My Name, Rose of Rose's Obstacles and Glories, Grapes of Grapest love of all, Ricky of Ricky's World and to all of you.


Do you ever wonder why we love the people we do though they drive us crazy? I do ... I've been thinking about it for a long time. Don't get me wrong, I love my husband a lot. We've been together for 15 years. He is always there for me, he makes me laugh, feel complete and secure but he can also make me mad as hell sometimes. See how ironic it is. He is the one person who brings out the best and the worst in me.

The answer to my question came to me yesterday. A friend of mine let me borrow a book and it caught my attention. The title is "THE 9 TYPES OF LOVERS" by Daphne Rose Kingma. The book itself focuses on the different type of lovers, each describe and dissected thoroughly by Ms. Kingma. It shows the tell-tale signs of each type, the distinguishing characteristics we love a lot but drives us crazy as well. It give a view on how the minds of each type works, what makes them tick, how they are different from everyone else and how they can change to give balance to the relationship. I strongly recommend this book to man and women alike, who wants to understand their partners and themselves more.

I found out that the 9 types of lovers are as follows:

  1. Attention Seeker

  2. Emoter

  3. Cool Cucumber

  4. Skeptic

  5. Workaholic

  6. Perfectionist

  7. Fantasizer

  8. Controller

  9. People Pleaser

From the book, I found out that my husband and I are both Controller type. As a Controller type our basic need is power and we view a relationship as a power struggle. That is the reason we click together and clash a lot, We both love the on-going and never quite resolving power struggle, which we are addicted to. Since we are both controller we are evenly matched and we tend to respect each other knowing that the other person will not easily give in and throw the towel. We in our own way balance and safeguard each other from getting out of control.

Now, I understand and I have my answer.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Easy Recipe: Almost Barbeque

My children loves Chicken and/or Pork BBQ. It is a problem because as a working mom, I can hardly find the time to cook a complicated meal, let alone barbecue (i don't have the patience to kindle the coal). I either end up buying or cooking it during my day off.
One time I tried cooking this recipe and it ended up tasting like BBQ but with out the smokey smell. This is the reason I called it ALMOST BARBECUE. Also, this is much safer because research right now says that carcinogens (cancer-causing) are present at the burnt part of the barbecues meat.

1/2 K - pork chop or chicken
1/4cup - soy sauce
5tbsp - sugar (more depending to your taste, my children likes it sweet)
5tbsp - ketsup
1/4cup - water (add more if meat is not yet tender)
1pc - laurel leaf (bay leaf)
salt and pepper to taste
cooking oil for pan frying
*optional - a dash of Worcestershire sauce

Put the ingredients except oil, together in a pan. Bring to a boil till meat is tender. Again, as always, you can adjust the taste according to your preference by adjusting the salt, sugar, and the other ingredients. When the meat is tender enough and the liquid almost gone, add the cooking oil. Start frying the meat till the liquid thickens into a reddish-brown sauce that sticks to the meat itself. You can get this consistency by continuously turning the meat when the liquid is evaporated. You now have your quick and easy "Almost Barbecue". Enjoy your meal!


Just got this tag from Richard who is a very dear friend. Thanks a lot for always being there and always looking out after my blogs. Let us now call this tag Rhea-ology since everyting here is about me and only me.

1. What is your salad dressing of choice? Thousand island dressing
2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Congo Grill
3. What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of? Pork Tocino
4. What are your pizza toppings of choice? Cheese and mushrooms
5. What do you like to put on your toast? Butter and sugar

1. How many television sets are in your house? Two
2. What color cell phone do you have? Red and Black
3. Do you own a laptop? Nope, desk top only
4. Do you own an ps3? Nope
5. What kind of cellphone do you have? Nokia and Erickson and LG

1. Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right-Handed
2. Have you ever had anything removed from your body? gallbladder
3. Have you ever had any surgery? Yes, to remove my gallblader, another to remove a cyst near my right ovary
4. How much do you weigh? 60K
5. How tall are you? 4 ' 11''

1. Favorite season? Summer
2. Favorite holiday? Christmas
3. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
4. Favorite month? May
5. Favorite brand of chocolate? Cadbury

1. Currently missing someone? No
2. Current mood? Happy
3. Currently listening to? Classical
4. Currently watching? Sci-fi or Adventures
5. Currently worrying about? my mom who has tonsilitis

I'm passing this tags to james, to sassy reporter and to all of YOU. Until next time.