Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy 4th Everyone!

I know I am one of the blessed one to get the chance to enjoy work off during holidays. This week is not an exception to that.

For the July 4th, I will get the chance to enjoy a 3-day weekend which means a short work week ahead. I know it is awesome and I am very grateful to get the chance to enjoy this great perk and extra day to relax and spend time with my family. Above, I don't forget what this holiday is really for.

Let us all remember our brothers and sisters who are working hard to keep us and our country safe! Happy 4th of July everyone! Have fun but let's all be safe this holiday! Don't drink and drive y'all!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On Mothers Day!

Mothers Day had passed already but it doesn't mean we have to stop honoring our beloved mothers. We have to make sure that every day we make our mothers feels special, needed, respected and loved. You don't have to give her expensive gifts or flowers; a phone call, text or just a gesture of respect is a vivid way of showing them how much we value and honor them.

On Mothers Day, people go crazy in spending money and finding the perfect gift for their mothers. What is the unique mothers day gift you have given and received on Mothers Day?

I haven't received anything fancy on that day but my little guy made me a card and put up a beautiful art for me that hubby and I decided to frame it and hang it in the wall of our room or his room. As for hubby, he gave me shopping money and takes me to the mall to shop for few outfits on that day.

It wasn't the gifts, cards or money I received on Mothers Day that counts the most, it is the treasured time that I spent with my boys and loved ones that matters the most!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Part Of Me

All of us have different inclination. I mean, some people love writing, computer and online games, shopping, horse back riding, diving or master the art of horse riding: equestrian. I grew up in a small town about 2-3 hrs away from the city but my first five years of existence in this world was spent in a very remote but very beautiful place where there was only our house and our farm around us.
Back then, our parents raised different kind of animals like cows, carabao (domesticated species of water buffalo), horses, goats and poultry. We used horses as our means of transportation to go from one place to another. So riding a horse isn’t really a new thing for me back then. In fact, I was very good at it. My parents bought me a riding shoes more or less liken to an equestrian boots for added comfort and convenience. I love those boots so much and it took me a long time to let it go. I still keep it even if it doesn’t fit me anymore. I only let it go when they bought me a new one. Trade in? Mom said and I said yes!
Most of our hobbies originated when we were young. We might not do it for a long time but at some point in the future you tend to look into it again and get back into it. One of my wishes is for me to be able to ride horses again in the near future, not only in one day but more frequent as possible.
Right now, I am just focusing myself with gardening. This is the newest hobby I have and I love it!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Loving My New Hobby

I never thought gardening can be so addictive. Every time I am done doing some work in my small vegetable garden at the back, I feel so great; very rewarding. It is also very exciting watching the plants grow every day. I can't wait to harvest some of them and use them in cooking food. I can't wait to start eating organic vegetables again just like what I ate in the first 23 years of my life. This is my first time gardening and I am hoping this will be a success.

Come Sunday, I will be adding more plants in my garden. I plan to buy more eggplant, okra, spinach, string beans and some herbs. I want to maximize all the space I have in my garden. I guess I picked the right location of my garden in the backyard; it isn't very big but the shape gives me more room to plant more vegetables.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Strike Hard

The South has been greatly devastated by the series of severe thunderstorms, hail and destructive tornadoes. Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and some part of Texas had been greatly affected. Several properties had been damaged including houses, cars,etc especially from the hard hit areas. Last week's series of tornadoes resulted to hundreds if not thousands of homeless families. It was indeed a very devastating week for several people in the southern part of the country.

Just like the victims of Hurricane Katrina and other calamities, victims of the recent mother earth wrath is determined to rebuild their house and the community. They sure need help financial help but prayers and moral support will greatly be appreciated, I believe.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Words of the Soul


I am empowered. I am inspired. I attended a women's conference today and it feels great listening to the words of wisdom shared by the speaker. The theme of the conference is very empowering and absolutely important for the women of today to become successful both personal and career aspects. Those words are like food to a hungry body and it surely boosts your self-esteem towards dealing with life's challenges and opportunities.

I learned a lot from the conference and I appreciate all my bosses for letting us go there. It was also a great way of meeting all women from the different department of the company. It was a great way to network and put faces to the names that you only see in paper, emails or the company's directory.

This year was my second year of attending that event and I look forward for next year.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Warmer Weather On The Way Y'all

We had a very beautiful warm weather today after the cold weather this week. So far, it looks like we are going to have a very sunny and warm weekend especially Sunday when we have temperature on the 90's. Texas weather can abruptly change in just a blink of an eye. At one point you thought you will be wearing your shorts and sleeveless clothes only to wake up in the morning preparing long sleeve top and pants.

Definitely, I am very excited for the weekend to come. With the beautiful weather, I am sure my family and I will be able to enjoy my MIL birthday celebration. The weather is perfect for grilling and more outdoor activities for kids. Come Sunday, hubby's new and huge charcoal grill will be finally put to test. He said he is very excited to use it and feed everyone with his terrific BBQ recipe.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Old Movies and Us

Again, my husband is watching a very old movie. Yes, it is very old that either he or I wasn't born yet at the time that movie was made. Hey, don’t get me wrong. I love watching movies like in fact I am currently watching one while writing this. Why I love it? Simple. It helps me understand and visualize what the old times like that I just always read on books. Yes, some movies are really very old that they are still in black and white but man the story is great and the actors were superb.

Next time, I will tell you more about our old movies night marathon. For now I have to go since the old movie that we are currently watching is getting very exciting. Until Next time y’all!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Proud Wife

This maybe a late post but I can't help to share this to all of you. Last Sunday, hubby and I did our weekly grocery shopping in one of the big supermarket chain in the country. located few minutes from our house. We were patiently waiting in the check-out counter when I heard hubby saying "I'll pay for it" at the same time pulling his wallet off from his pocket. The older lady whom the cashier was currently helping looked at me and say thank you both. I just realized that hubby offered to pay for the rest of the grocery that the lady where putting aside because she isn't sure if she has enough money in her food stamp card. When we get to the car, hubby said that he offered to pay for the rest of the stuff because hubby saw that all of those are food like bread, rice and peanut butter. Otherwise, he would have not do it. After that encounter, I am left nothing but pure admiration for my husband for being a kind and generous person especially to those who really need of help.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Remembering Christmas Back Home

It is almost half-way towards Christmas day! I am very excited and at the same time a little sad since this will be the 4th time that I won't be able to spend my Christmas in the Philippines. I really missed the way we celebrate the yuletide season back home. I missed listening to the Christmas songs that are continuously played in different radio stations all over the country. I missed the "real fun" and the joy of just being together with you loved ones on this very special day. It doesn't matter whether they are only having 1 or 2 food on the table, what matters is the quality of time spend on that night.

I was talking to my brother last Sunday and he was asking me if I can look into going home by Christmas next year. I must admit that I wasn't thinking about going home at this time but my brother's thought of the family being together again on Christmas had changed my consideration. Hopefully, I will be able to go home by then. I would love to spend another Christmas at home, I really missed it a lot!