Friday, December 26, 2008

My first snowfall...







Before i came here, i wished to have a white christmas, feel the snowfall in my head and play in the snow, indeed, got all what i wished for my first christmas. I woke up last monday and found out it was snowing for the first time, oh i was so delighted, i got out from the house and took a lot of pictures and my husband took a video of me playing in the snow,.oh i had fun. Then second day was still snowing and same on the third day, my gosh its just too much, almost a week its been snowing now, more and more snow falling and filing up on the ground, and so we cant get out as its dangerous. Now, in 5 days the snow is about 60 cm. in depth, i've seen several cars stuck up here, even my husband cant drive his pick up truck as we need to shovel as its burried under the snow. My husband said he never seen like this in BC before, they just had 2 or 3 days of snow and never as bad as this, well, according to the news we had a snow storm this time. Hmmmm.....signs of global warming perhaps?

Sure, Its nice to see the snow, its pure white and when you feel it, its soft like a cotton, and the sky is bright during the night too due to the reflection of the snow. But if its as bad as this, i surely want to take back my wishes then, its not fun anymore, you cant get out as its too dangerous, its just so impossible to drive on the road, so it means you cant get out, and my gosh, its super cold too. My husband teased me, that i shouldn't wish for it, i should have wished to win a lottery then. Too bad for my first christmas here in canada.

Hmmm be careful what you wish for, you might suffer for it....

Hope you had a Merry White Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"Honey, i'm hungry, lets go to Costco"

Costco is a wholesale warehouse here in canada that mostly offers alittle bit lower in price compared to some big grocery stores, well, you usually bargain if you buy in bulk, thats what costco is offering. But what i like about when i go there is that i wont certainly be hungry, as they offer tasting of some new variety of foods such as crackers with new dippings on it, or chocolates, or cheezes and some juices too and many more, every corner has this tasting booth or table, you just grab one and taste, when you pass all those corners, oh you will be full as so many that you can taste, well, its a big store, i'm sure you wont be hungry when you get home. So when we are low with our groceries, i will just say to my husband, "honey, i'm hungry, lets go to costco".

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Merry Christmas from Akira, the rottweiler dog



This is Akira, a female rottweiler dog, wishing you a Merry Christmas in advance. She loves to play alot especially with my husband. She weighs about 75-80 lbs and she's just a year and a half old, still a puppy, if anyone will break in in our house, she will beat the man in seconds for sure. Rottweilers are very protective with the owner, intelligent and very strong, a type of dog that you dont wanna mess with, they are a good guard dog. Akira barks when anyone near the house as she thinks its a threat, but we usually say " its ok akira" and she will listen and calm down then.
One day she saw me very upset, she looked at my eyes and probably she's wondering why i look different hehe....and she tried to grab my hand by her mouth, and brought me her favorite toy as she wanted to cheer me up. She's very loving and kind, i have several decorations around the house like small breakable things at the center table, plants inside the house and etc., but she never destroyed any of my decorations, even papers lying on the floor, and i'm proud to say she's well trained to do her thing outside the house. One thing i cant stand with the rotties though, is farting, gosh akira and her mother and brother farts and produce a very rancid odor, i have a shipoo dog back in the philippines but never smelled farts as bad as akira and the rest rotties, its just unbearable...but they are adorable, and a good guard dog, thats what really matters.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Decorating my X-mas tree











Time to move on, christmas is approaching, its time to thank God for all the blessings we got all through these years.

Before i came here in canada, my bana (hubby) bought lots of christmas ornaments, he wants our first christmas together be a special one and to torture me, i can say, in putting all those decorations. Before i saw all the ornaments, my husband and i agreed that he will be the one to set up the christmas tree and the lights for outside and i will be the one to decorate the tree and decorating inside the house. Oh i was amazed when he showed me all 4 big boxes of christmas ornaments, it seems we will decorating a big big christmas tree in the mall hehe...

I can say i had fun decorating our tree, in 2 days, i finished setting up all those christmas ornaments and figured out where to put some christmas emblems, like santa and angels and etc. in most likely all parts of the house but i didnt put all those decorations though, just 80%, its too overwhelming inside the house.
Posted some pictures of our living room, to show how it looks like.......hope you like it!

Friday, November 28, 2008

lowest moment of my life...

Just wednesday evening around 8 pm, after i had my dinner, i felt pain in my lower abdomen, went out to our room as i thought it will relieve by lying in bed, but the pain gets so intense and for just a couple of hours it became excruciating pain and when i sat up in the bed i felt gush of blood with a big tissue on it, my husband brought me to the nearest hospital right then with no bra under my shirt and just wearing my pajamas with alittle blood on it, yikes, i felt sooo yuckky....oh i just cant describe the pain, i cant barely walk, no matter how i tried to reposition myself just to ease the pain but nothing else i can do but to cry and squeezed my husband's hand, while waiting for the doctor in er, i had heavy bleeding with big blood clot, and around 4 am the doctor came and examined me and he said that there's a tissue in the blood clots, and then he said i had a miscarriage as my cervix is open already, my God that word really hit me so bad, even painful than the pain that i'm going through at that time, so thankful wiht the morphine that doctor injected on me though, that really eased the pain, but gosh that word is really shocking to us, both my husband and i, my gosh i just cant believe it. Around 2:30 pm, i had an ultrasound just to make sure if i had a miscarriage or not and to make sure too if there's still tissue left in my uterus, but so sad to say, the nurse cant see anything during the ultrasound, no baby anymore and no tissue left too....gosh, i felt no hope there, i just cant believe i dont have my little angel inside me now, i cried so hard, its a devastating news for both my husband and i....but my husband is so supportive of me, he was strong and tried to explain to me at that moment that its not our time yet to have a baby this time.

after the ultrasound, while waiting for the doctor at the lobby, the nurse who took care of me while i was in er, she came to us and really touched our heart, she expelained to us that probably its a will of God, she said she's working with special children, she said to us that the baby or the fetus might have a problem already thats why God didnt allow that to continue and she said we have little angel in heaven watching over us now. That nurse really a blessing to us, because i kept on asking myself and my husband what went wrong as i am so careful with my pregnancy, but because of what she told us, it really enlightened our heart and our mind.

Its just awkward now that the signs and symptoms of pregnancy like the tenderness of my breast, and frequent urination are suddenly gone now. I've been so careful with my pregnancy, our family doctor was shocked as i am 2 months pregnant already and he said that the percentage of miscarriage in that period of pregnancy are just 25%....oh well, i am included in that 25% though, so unlucky for me. But i believe in what the nurse told us, its not our time yet, probably the fetus or the embryo (as its still 8 weeks though) has problems already. It's true i guess, as i had bleeding for more than a week already and around 4 days after i start my blood spotting as it should be, it seems my bleeding gets heavier everyday until last wednesday night, i suspected unusual there. Oh well, God has other plan for us, i know there's always a reason for this. God will give us something that we can handle. Its just so sad for my family though, especially to my parents, they are so excited with the baby as its their first grandchild. Well, there's always next time, my husband and i wont stop to give them a healthy grandchild, in God's will.

I am so thankful with my husband as he is so supportive of me, he stands strong for us, he never lost hope. He holds and hugged me wholeday and really took care of me, that insident, it makes us stronger and realized how important our life together. I'm thankful too that my husband is on vacation right now for a month, i wont be alone at home then, it will be easier for me as i'm still recovering right now.

God work in mysterious ways, He knows whats best for us. For 2 months being pregnant, its been a wonderful feeling, everyday is truly a miracle for me. There's always next time, and for sure God will give us a pretty healthy baby next time, who knows a twin maybe.

Monday, November 24, 2008

my first visit to the doctor...

Just had my first visit to my husband's family doctor this noon, he checked my blood pressure, my tummy, asked me several questions and he said my expected date of delivery is on first or second week of June....a gemini probably, wow its a twin sign, i just hope i dont have twins, gosh its hard to take care for two babies though, yikes...but if its God's will then so be it. I will have alot of lab test to do and ultrasound too, checking how my baby is doing and to make sure that i'm healthy too.

Dr. Mckinze and his wife Pam are very close to terry and his father before, they are like second parents of my husband. He is the doctor of my husband since he was young. They are so thrilled and happy knowing that Terry will be a father soon. When i met them for the first time, they are so nice to me, they treated me so well, as if their second daughter too. I'm so happy to have a doctor that really take care of me. Rest assured that i will have a best doctor then.

God bless to all!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

First trimester of my pregnancy...

For a first timer preggy like me, curious about all the happenings thats going on in my body right now. Still at the first trimester stage of my pregnancy, i sure do experience alot of changes in my body. During my first month, i felt tenderness of my breast, fatigue and the worst part is clog nose and minor nose bleed. I just had pinkish spotting when i hit my 2nd month, i feel nauseated and dizzy since the first month but never really vomit....hmmm...i guess thats another thing to expect this month.....i just had my appetite though, during my first month, i dont really like to eat, total aversion of main foods, all i can eat is just fruits and liquid intake, thank God my appetite is coming back right now, worst is that i crave mostly filipino foods, especially soup....hmmm i miss filipino foods right now, i miss the usual filipino soup, tinolang isda with malunggay...mmm yum!

Everything new that my body is experiencing right now, i always make sure its all natural, and so i keep on reading about pregnancy almost everyday.
what else you can do to put all the worries aside, you should be equipped with all the knowledge about it, you would know if its unsual or not and you would know the time you consult your doctor too.

through reading ~~during first trimester, a baby is concieved when a woman releases mature egg during ovulation and fertilised by strongest sperm amongst millions that releases during ejaculation by the man. Its the man determines the sex of the child as his genes carries half of the girl's chromosome which is x and the other half is y chromosome for the boy. For the mother she carries xx chromosomes. Both carries 23 genes and during conceptus both genes combined to create a unique person that carries different genetic make-up from both parents of 46 chromosomes. This genetic coding goes until 5 days, then the morula or the ball of genetic coded cells starts to travel from fallopian tube down to the mother's uterus, it takes 6 days to travel though and burrows to the lining of the uterus. It's why there's spotting during 12 weeks of pregnancy.

In 14 days, it becomes an embryo and fully implanted to the lining of the uterus. It is the time the mother feels changes in her body as the baby is united and tap to mother's blood stream. And so the baby releases hormone calle HCG or human chorionic gonadotrophin, so the mother's blood is the main source of norishment for the growing of the baby. For the entire 12 weeks or first trimester, the mother's body changes to provide a nurturing and protective environment for the baby to grow and develop. This is the time the mother feels morning sickness, frequent trips in the cr due to more supply of blood and fluids in the body for the baby, tenderness of the breast as the milk ducts prepares for the baby, nose bleed or bleeding gums due to excessive blood in the skin; bloating and cramps and backache, you usually feel it before your MP due to the growing of the uterus, another thing is tiredness and fatigue, dizziness and fainting as your body is adjusting to the changes of the body. Headaches is present too due to hormonal changes.

And for the baby, or for fetal development during first trimester: first week, conception occurs, second week is the fertilization, were both 23 chromosomes from the father and the mother combines and make it 46 chromosomes in which it contains genetic materials that determines the sex and traits such as the eye color, height, facial features and character of the baby. 3rd week is the implantation, where the balstocyst travels from fallopian tubes then burrows to the uterine wall for the nourishment. Placenta is form that will nourish the baby throughout pregnancy. 4th week, embryonic form begins, the baby's brain, spinal cord, heart and neural tubes and other organs begin to form. 5th week, the heart begins to beat, the blood vessels complete the circuit and the blood circulation starts. 6th week, the neural tube closes and the baby's heart beats in a regular rhythm. Basic facial features begin and respiratory and digestive systems begin to form too. 7th week, the umbilical cord appears, the baby's face is more define now, tiny nose, mouth and ears are visible now, you can see the paddle of the arm too. 8th week, the baby fingers and toes form this time, you can see the knees, elbows and wrist, and the the facial features i smore visible. The heart rate beats fast too as twice as the heart beats of the mother. 9th week, you can feel the movememt of the baby now, nipples and hair follicles and the internal reproductive system starts to form now. 10th week, the neurons multiply, baby's vital organ have a solid foundation now. The fingers and the toes are fully formed, tooth buds is forming as well, and if your baby is a boy, he starts producing the male hormone testosterone now.
11th week, the baby is a fetus now, the genitalia is develop and recognizable now, it's the time you can determine if your baby is a boy or a female. 12th week, the baby's fingernails and toenails appear and the nose and chin is more refined this time, and the head is nearly half the size of the entire body.

There, i said it all, i do hope i help those first time mommy to be in their quest in finding the answers to all the worries and questions about the body changes during first trimester. I will update and write my experiences and what to expect when i am in my second trimester of my pregnancy soon.

The joy of being a mommy......

Monday, November 17, 2008

My rottweiler and my love bird...




Just another cold monday morning...home alone as usual as my husband has to go to work, as its the first day of the week again. Oh not totally alone actually, i have my rottweiler dog Akira, and my little love bird Jojo.

They keep me sane when my husband is away working. Jojo is not just a usual love bird though, it seems she has her mind of her own little brain, she knows how to make "tampo", if ever you are awake and she knows it and you forgot to greet her, gosh she will chirp sooo loud, she doesnt like to be ignored, she wants your attention all the time. She sometimes get jealous with Akira, if she see me or my husband playing with akira, she will bang her bell and chirp so loud. She loves to play though, she loves talking alot i mean chirping with you while you are talking to her and she loves to hide and seek with us, especially with my husband. and oh she loves music and watching tv too.

With Akira, oh she's adorable dog. never given us a headache, she's a well trained dog, very gentle, loves to hug and loves to play with my husband. It seems she knows i'm pregnant, she's so gentle with me, she never really jump on me if ever she's excited, unlike with my husband though, if she's near me, she just lick my foot or hands, and she's always beside me, in a way of telling me she loves me and she's protecting me and my little angel in my womb. Our one big happy family and counting....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my pitt lake walk....


i've been pregnant for almost 2 months now, craving for different foods and i can see myself that i'm getting bigger and no exercise...so i asked my husband that we should go for a walk, maybe in a mall or any recreation area. And so just this morning my husband drove me to the pitt lake, sure we exercised as we walked for long gosh....but i had so much fun, the area is really nice, you can go picnic there but not at this time of the year though as its supeeerrrrr cold.


Along the way, as we walk through the dike, we saw lots of animals such as seagull, ducks, geese, heron, swan, crows and most of all in which my husband said its just rare...an eagle, isn't that nice? just rare times and i had the chance to see one.....oh i had a blast day.....


Pitt lake is one of the tourist spot here in maple ridge, its a park and it's known for picnic site, just go strolling and enjoying the scenery of the mother nature or go boating and fishing at the huge lake....mostly people going there are bringing there own boat. But you can rent a small boat too, if you want to go romantically, you can eat lunch or have a snack by the boat with your special someone....i would love to go back there again with our rottweiler dog... Akira....oh with our baby soon too, it would be a family picnic then.....


Have a nice sunny weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Going to be a mother soon!

I just had my pregnancy test, twice 2 nights in a row, wow its all positive....no wonder i feel so tired lately, i have this mood swings that i dont understand sometimes. i know i feel the changes in my body but i keep on ignoring it.

When i saw the pregnancy test, gosh i have this mixed feelings, i felt so much joy in my heart at that moment but sad at the same time as its so soon for us (me and my hubby), i still have plans but i guess God's plan is different for us....well, its what i wanted actually, to be a mother soon, and God know's i'm not getting any younger.....All our plans suddenly freezes, but what the heck we can do all those in a couple of years....life is more precious than ambition. God knows whats best, so i guess its perfect time for us.

Amazing how your body changes, not easy actually. Just lately i felt mild pain in my tummy same as you feel when your M.P. is coming, mild nose bleed, fatigue, nauseated and very emotional; according to what i read, its all normal...oh there's one too, i always feel bloated because of gas, again its normal during first trimester of pregnancy...

I know it wont be easy for the rest 8 months, being pregnant and giving birth is just the beginning. I am thankful for the blessings that God has given us, He truly answers my prayers.

God bless you all!

Monday, November 3, 2008

another lazy day for me....

i wanted to write this morning about my celine dion concert experience last oct. 21st in vancouver but i feel tired again just thinking about it, grrrr...lately i am so grouchy and lazy, gosh i dont know why hmmm.....maybe because the weather here, its been raining lately, i cant go out to clean the front yard as lots of falling leaves now or even do some gardening as i really want to plant more bulb flowers in preparation for spring....hmmmmmmm wait a minute, i've been here for almost 2 months now, and just experiencing this kind of weather, i guess its a part of my adjustment period here...oh well, the joy of living here in BC canada.....oh i should be thankful though, BC has the mildest weather than the rest of canada, infact its been snowy now, mostly part of canada except british columbia.

Have a blessed day to all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

fall season is here....


Fall season just started, i was so amazed, as the days goes by, the leaves from the trees changes to different colors, from green, to yellow then turns into red, but then it starts to fall from the trees and the plants starts to wither....well, its time to sleep in preparation for winter......i cant wait to see all those beautiful plants and trees blooming when spring time comes, that would be so amazing, i will have to make sure my camera is always ready to capture the natural beauty of nature......


As the trees changes in color, the weather gets colder everyday as well, its hard for me i can say, as i got minor nose bleed sometimes, eventhough, the heater in our house is on and been running for 2 weeks now, but still, not enough for me, my husband said its not that cold yet, he said its just starting, oh gosh i imagine how cold it would be when winter comes, and snowflakes falling in my head hmmmm....yikes! I always complain to my hubby when we go out, how cold here in canada, he always tease me that its still warm at this time.... yeah right hehe....when we go shopping, always got a jacket or winter jacket in one of the shopping bags, and not forgetting to have extra gloves, socks and scarves too.....just wanna make sure that i have extra gears fighting for winter hehe....who could have imagine, i am used of the weather in a tropical country in which the lowest temperature will just reach 25 degree celcius....for me, weather is the hardest part in my adjustment period here in canada.


Have a blessed foggy monday morning to all!






Monday, September 29, 2008

My friend and I




My friend Ivy and her husband bruce and their cute little angel Joshua. My husband and i just had a visit with them last sunday at their lovely home in Burnaby.
When you are at other country you tend to seek people or a group who has the same race with you, so you wont feel so alienated with the new place you are with and the feeling of homesick will ease a bit, and it gives you comfort maybe just for a moment....you feel so glad knowing you can talk using your own language and share your thoughts with them. It seems you feel belongingness, a family away from family.....
For just a few instances, and i am lucky enough that my friend Ivy here is one of my neighbor back in my hometown in the philippines....she's married to a canadian national too and landed here at the same day with mine a year ago. I am proud to say that me and my husband will be a god parents to their son Joshua soon.....hoping and praying we will have our own child too soon.....ah well, God provides and God knows what's best for us......
God Bless to all!

Monday, September 22, 2008

canada, here i am!

Been in canada for a week and 4 days now, exploring maple ridge district a bit, wow, the place is beautiful, the air and the environment is clear and clean, and people here are courteous. what amazed me most are the flowers and the trees here, each kind possessed with vibrant colors, trees changes in colors as the weather changes, from green turns into red mostly, fantastic!

When i got here last September 11, it was sunny, the air is not that cold, and so i told my husband that the weather is perfect, no rain and the temperature is just like baguio, its a wow. But just in a few days later, the weather changes and starts raining now as its approaching to cold cold season starting on october, wow, its reeeeaaaaally cold, take note, its not winter yet hehehe....but we are lucky enough to know that we got a nicer weather, compared to the rest of canada.....hmmmm winter is just a few months away, anticipating how cold it is, my husband bought me a tiger stylish winter jacket in which it is very thick, he teased me that it is an ewok suit as it seems it makes me smaller with that jacket because of the thickness hehhee....hoping i can play in the snow when winter comes.....but according to my husband, we just got few days of snow here, and got rainy days mostly throughout winter, well, if ever the global weather wont change.....hmmmm...isn't that great? perfect! oh i forgot, its rainy here for about 8 months in a year..hmmmmm....greaattt!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Together with my hubby atlast!

My visa just granted, i will be with my husband in Canada very very soon.......we've been waiting and praying for this, and now finally come true, my life will be whole again, i'll be home with my husband atlast, yey! God is always good to us......

i admit, i will really miss my life here, i'm use to running my small business here, my merchandise store and internet cafe....not just that, leaving my family too, and especially my baby raven (my shipoo dog), i feel so empty even though i have everything here....i feel hollow inside being aways from my husband....oh dear God thank you so much, we will be together as husband and wife atlast!.....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Creative Blogger Award



Thank you cuz for this award, I am a creative blogger now.. Wow!! love you muahh muahh......








It has been done according to the following rules:

1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.

2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.

3. Nominate 5 blogs.

4. Put links to the blogs.

5. Leave a message for your nominees.Now I am passing this beautiful Blogger Award to;



1. Delia

2. Nurse's notes

3. Nanay Belen

4. Adi

5. Pearl

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

one country...divided filipino....

Its so sad to know what is happening in our country today. Just recently the MILF led by Commander Bravo and Umbra Kato, who are the culprit of the new bombings in North Cotabaot,Lanao del Norte, and Sarangani that killed 38 innocent people. Their anger triggered by the suspension of controversial signing of proposed "ancestral domain" GRP-MILF MOA. Commander Bravo said that they are ready for an all out war against the government, his followers are ready to die just to kill people, a reminder to the government that they will do more violence if they wont sign the peace agreement as soon as possible.

They are really evil, for them, killing for the cause of their beliefs is holy. Just yesterday, we received a message that generated through text, that the MILF will blow one of the school here in Digos, of course as a result, almost all school has no class as almost all students in all schools here went home because of fear.

I just read an article written by FVR entitled One Dream, One world, One Country....in which he explained on what is really happening today. He discussed the past peace agreement between the government and MILF too. Check it out, a very well said related article by FVR.

As of today, government offers 10 M for the head of 2 MILF leaders. Check out a detailed story from a 16 year old girl who gone through the bombing in Lanao del Norte.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

A bedtime story for kids by Terry W.

Originally wrote by my husband for our future kids.....so here it is.....

A long long time ago, there was a big big tree in eastern Canada, biggest tree in the world, it was a pine tree, it was in present day province of New Brunswick near town of Fredericton, which took its name from that tree , who's name was Fred.

Fred was very good for town as his size brought many tourists but Fred didn't like weather as cold and snowy a lot he wanted to be where it was warm and sunshines a lot. He was talking with his friend a beaver one day and told him about his situation . The beaver's name was Phil (short i guess for Phillip maybe ).So Phil the beaver told him he could help, but if Fred wanted to go he would have to run far and fast as town would fetch him back as he brought tourists and money to Fredericton.

So Phil told Fred that he should lift his roots up and using his beaver teeth Phil would chew him loose. So they did that and Fred could wiggle his roots and move around as he was free from the ground.

So Phil told his friend he must leave fast fast or he would be discovered and they would probably cement his roots to the ground. Fred wondered where he would go and how he would get there, Phil said he should cross Canada to Vancouver and ride a boat to a distant land So Fred snick on top of a train one night and laid down and he rode the train hiding during day and stretching out at night all the way across Canada.

He got to Vancouver and he wanted to get on a boat but had no money ( he left his wallet in his other pants maybe, i dont know ? ). He met a nice nice captain of a boat named Irving, and Captain Irving said he could ride on his boat for free if he let the Captain hang a hammock from him once in a while so he could relax. Fred agreed happily, so Fred sailed to a far distand land and as the boat could not come into the lands harbor ( it was a big boat, and the land was an island with a shallow harbor).

Fred jumped off the boat and floated into shore like a big green surfboard. He saw some very pretty and friendly women who wore grass skirts and coconut husks on their tops.
When he stood up they went WOW ! Fred told them his story and
the chief of the village arrived to discuss it. The Chief said, You may live here but you need a permit, and we need to know your full name for our records. Well, Fred thought on this and replied:
"I cant give real name or else those who look for me might come find me and endager
those who are here " The chief thought on this and said " it is ok, you can use a new name instead, but choose well, as this is the name you shall carry from here forever more "Fred said ok, he thought about it hard and remembered his friends Phil and Irving, he asked the Chief, do i need a middle name ? the Chief said no but he should have a middle initial in case the name was used by others as well. So Fred said " ok here is what i chose" and he then had it wrote on the papers held by the chief.

Fred, under his new name was loved by all , for with his great height he could see where the pirates sailed, where the animals went for hunters, and he shaded little children from the hot hot sun.

So loved was he that his name is said from not only the one island, but all the others of the region he is forever known as,..and as a result , the islands themselves ............. Phil I. Pines

I love you hon, thank you for this wonderful story........muahhhhhhhh!

Friday, August 8, 2008

my cute little shipoo





My cute little raven, a cross breed of shitzu and a poodle. Adorable little dog, indeed a man's best friend. The baby of the family as we dont have kids right now (not yet!) hehe....

She's my companion all the time as my sister is always away. My husband told me that i spoiled her now, well, what can i do, she makes my day brighter even though just looking at her......

She has this certain looks that i alway love, but what i like about her is she loves to be hug, and lick my hands, or my foot, whenever i go, she's always behind me or at my feet resting or under the computer table whenever i'm on my pc. Her little brain is thinking i can say hehe...whenever me or delia (my sister) get dress, she always grab the tip of my pants or dress as she knows we are going out.

She's the superstar whenever we go out as mostly people that we pass by loves to touch and ask about her, sometimes they grab and hug her, well, she's so lovable and cuddly....

hmmm......i guess i need lots of pages just to tell details how gorgeous my little raven is hehe......she's my second favorite subject next to my husband.

My goodness, i can see now, when i leave, i probably gonna cry as i will miss her so terribly......its good that i have a new dog waiting for me in canada. I just wish she will remember me when i see her again after 2 years.

I just love my little raven........i guess she knows!

make my own website

I've been trying to make my own website now for my own little business, my hubby bought me a domain from godaddy.com.... my goodness is not easy as i thought, lots to purchase still such as web hosting and servers, ssl certificates, site builders and a lot more......yikes i need to read more too!.......i just dont know how to start my webpage, dont know of a good and reliable web hosting and servers too.....trying to build a website from the scratch........ hmmmmm anybody wanna share ideas? i will highly appreciate it.

God bless!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Vigan '07






Vigan is located in Ilocos Sur, at the Northern part of Luzon. It was established in 16th century where it is a famous historical place that still evoke the appearance and atmosphere of the spanish era. It is one of the world heritage site declared by the UNESCO as the living museum of spanish colony.

I've been there twice, first time is with my husband and the second time around is with my twin sister. If you are fond of colonial past or a history seeker, then vigan is the perfect place to go. Mostly the buildings there are ancient, built by the spaniards and chinese traders during the spanish era (16th century). The streets and building are mostly built with cobblestones but now, some of the buildings were renovated. During my first trip with my husband, we stayed at Villa Angela mansion, a hundred thirty years old house in which it was the house of the governador cillo before. It is one of the museum too where mostly things there are preserved, a relics from the past. Tom Cruise stayed there for a night when he shoot some part of the scene of Born on the Fourth of July film in 1989.

Calesa a horse drawn carriages is still present there as a means of transportation going around the city. Shopping there is not a problem because lots of antique shops where you can mostly buy native products of vigan. Staying in hotels is one way of experiencing living from the past, in which mostly are ancient houses. And aside from that, hotels are not that expensive, mostly affordable and reasonable price. Lots of restaurants there to choose too, that offers a native menu of Vigan and also caters menu for foreigners as well. The price is worth it, its not that expensive compares to Manila and Baguio.

Vigan is a perfect getaway, even though a tiring long trip (7hrs.) from manila to vigan via partas or dominion bus, but its worth it. It is a hidden paradise that evoked memories of the past. When you are there, lots of destinations to go with, such as the mestizo district offers a glimpse of colonial past of the philppines. The St.Paul's Cathedral was built by the Augustinians around 17th century along with the Plaza Salcedo west side of the cathedral. The Augustinian church where you can climb up at the belfry to see the view of the town. Aside from ancient buildings, you can visit the baluarte in which it is Governor Singson's fortress that features a mini zoo with exotic animals. Visit vigan's pagburnayan too, where they make a hand molded pottery. After a long day of site seeing, stop by at the Hidden Garden where you can relax looking at the beautiful gardens there.

Well, i think i said it all. Have fun traveling then!

Friday, August 1, 2008

its never too late!



Lately, i've been learning baking cakes from my twin sister, well, i really have to as she's busy in her teaching career in davao, so i have to do it myself for our sari sari store.....but i had fun, its my passion too, baking cakes and putting icing on it is like an art, you have to create and design your own cake, so its fun, lots of thinking though hehehhehe.....well, being creative is one i've learned....i like it, its fun doing it..........Thank you sis! muahhhhhhhh xoxoxo.......

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Peace talks between MILF and Philippine Govt.

Peace talks between Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Philippine government was resumed again held in Malyasia started on July 24, 08. thanks to the Malaysian govt. for pursuing and facilitating the peace talk. The agreement between the govt. and MILF in terms of ancestral domain in MIndanao hopefully will end of a nearly half a century conflict that has killed 120,000 people.

Hopefully, in God's grace, the both parties will have peaceful and understanding and reach the final peace agreement, and that will surely bring sustainable peace and development in mindanao and to the country as well.

if its finally end, lots of investors will surely invest in Mindanao as it is a rich island. Mindanao is known as the promise land as it is situated outside the typhoon belt, it has a fair tropical climate evenly distributed for the entire year. Grows mostly major crops in which it accounts a rich and bountiful harvest of farm products.

Let us all unite and pray to God that the peace talks will push through and finally the the people in mindanao and the country as a whole will be united. God bless us all!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Metro Shuttle bus bombed; 35 hurt

another act of terror... just 4 days ago Metro Shuttle bus was bombed at Digos terminal around 11:50 am while waiting for passengers going to davao city. The police said that the bus came from bansalan and the terrorists used cellphone for detonating the bomb. It is believed that the attack was the work of al-Khobar extortion group. We are just thankful that no one died, all 35 wounded are treated in hospitals right now.

another work of evil....i guess times like this, it reminds us to make our faith stronger, to be closer to God always, life is so unpredictable...its just good we are ready all the time......God bless us all!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Juday and Ryan Engaged!

At last my favorite local showbiz couple is engaged already. I'm a very big fan of Judy Ann
Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, they are the perfect match!If you are a fan of Juday and Ryan, watch this video and I'm sure kikiligin kayo!


I'm so happy for you both and wishing you good luck and happy life ahead. Hope you will stay forever.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Dneero

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Cloned animals to eat without labels

I saw this video in you tube, I just wanna share this, please click the title to see the video, FDA Approves Cloned Animals To Eat with No Label Or Research . I dont know if this is true or not but isn't scary to eat a cloned meat without a label or a thorough research from the the scientist whether it is safe to eat or not? And is it ok that they clone animals to have sufficient meat for us?

In my opinion I'm not ok with anything that is cloned, thats against the law of God and against the morality in our society. Yes there are positive sides in cloning but for me anything cloned from the original body or thing or something is never be the same as the original. What do you think about this video?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Back to Basics

Ballooning global oil prices and the rice scarcity have put a dent on the pockets of the Filipino consumers. In early June this year, oil hit the $138 per barrel mark. The price is expected—and feared—to reach $200 per barrel by 2010.

The latest oil price spike spurred a P1.50 surge in the local prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Average retail price of unleaded gasoline is now P56.46 a liter, diesel P49.44, while 11 kilograms of liquefied petroleum gasoline or LPG is sold from P615 to P661.

Because of the rising fuel costs, me and my family has learn how to roll the economic punches. Sobrang mahal na nang mga bilihin dito, specially the public transportations so high na. Before my sister and I loves to mall hopping, eat in the expensive restaurants, going to Davao just to watch the latest movies every weekend and even buying stuffs that are not needed. But now tapos na ang mga maliligayang araw namin hehe... cut off lahat, no budget for that anymore hehe.. I even learn how to make tawad in the wet market now and learn how to buy products that are a little affordable but the same taste and durability than those products with brands. I remember my uncle said that "Nowadays, with the economic crisis are getting higher and higher, its hard to invite others to join us in our dinner" its true. You know one of the culture of the Filipino is the hospitality, you can hardly find that now hehe... but of course we are still hospitable as ever to our guests but its not the same like before specially in terms of food. And you can hardly afford to have a big big party here. One kilo of rice now is very very expensive and even a clove of garlic and other spices and seasonings are expensive too. Now i learned how to cook without a complete recipe hehe... We even use charcoal for cooking and we even use it for ironing once in a while.

I read on the latest local news here that second hand and fuel efficient cars are very saleable now and even motorcycles. Im so glad that i still have my motorbike, I can still enjoy roaming around Digos for just P100 pesos a week. The only affordable vehicle for today I guess, thats why scooters, yamaha and a lot of motorcycles are kings of the road now. I pity my father because it really affects in his small business with the gasoline crisis now,he cant afford to drive his car daily. Now his planning to buy a motorbike as its oil efficient than his car.

I pity those people that cant afford to eat 3 times a day, how can they survive now? Thats why lots mugglers on the street now and beggars too.

Im not happy with the way our government now, The law makers in our government now are still fighting and arguing with bunch of nonesense crap and making publicity and popularity for the next election, but solving our main problem wich is the economy, they didnt do anything to ease the people with our crisis now. Instead they keep on yapping, pinpointing everybody and yelling each other. To think that they are the leaders in our country. TSK TSK... POLITICS. I hate it! We dont need that now! we want your actions and we need your attentions and untiy to fight our crisis now.

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