Thursday, December 31, 2009

Girls Talk: New Year's Resolution

I don't usually make my New Year's Resolution as they are always forgotten when I make it but I know I am a good girl. I know what are my responsibilities and limitations (when it comes to shopping). But there's only one thing I wanted to change - I will not play too much games in Facebook as I will be concentrating more on working my ass out and earn money this summer.

I will still be in the blogging business once in a while but not present all the time. I want to spend more time with my husband alone while I am working. I thank God for giving us a blessed, fruitful and prosperous years that we have been together. Happy New Year everyone!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Love

This meme - Wordless Wednesday is about posting a picture that tells a story.

Marvin and Joan (our wonderful friend)

If the world is full of love and smile, everyone will be happy. Aren't we look cute and adorable?

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

Here we go! Ten on Tuesday is a lists of ten things about the week's topic. They even tell you next week's topic in advance. So check it out and join Ten on Tuesday!

10 New Year's Resolutions:
  • Be more responsible at work
  • Less playing games at Facebook
  • Will be working out for more weight goal
  • Will be saving more money for more travels
  • Will be very efficient working around here and there
  • Will make sure that husband comes first before anything else (games will be out)
  • Will make sure that I will be sending the right goodies to my family back home
  • Will be cooking nutritious and healthy food for me and the husband
  • Will be responsible for the cleanliness and orderliness of our home
  • Will be more friendly to our customers

Monday, December 28, 2009

Manic Monday #194

Were you considered popular in high school? Why or why not?

::: I would say, Yes. I was one of the members of a student government officers (P.I.O) and was on the top 10 of my class and included in the honor list. :::

Did you have an enemy or bully when you were young?

::: I did have an experience for that but I try not to be scared. :::

If you could go on a road trip with any person (dead or alive) who would you go with and where would you go?

::: Aside from my husband which we always go on a road trip, I would bring my father (who is in heaven now) my mother and my 2 sisters. We will travel all the 48 states of America and all the provinces in Canada. :::

Join us here!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

PhotoHunt 193: Twelve

Photo Scavenger Hunt is about posting a photo. A theme will be given each week on Saturday. Post a photo that best represents the theme. New and old photos welcome. Leave a link in the comments.

I choose the photo above because of the twelve letters - LOUIS VUITTON. Hubby was resting outside the Louis Vuitton store while I was wandering around Macy's store.

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Joyful Christmas! myspace graphic comments

I am wishing everyone a blessed Christmas to you and your family! Let us all celebrate the true meaning of this day with our family and friends. Thank you for being a part of our lives. God bless you all!

Friday Five: Gifts

Friday Five is a five weekly questions designed to get your neurons firing and your fingers typing. Join us every Friday!

How likely are you to return or exchange a gift you don’t like?
  • I don't return gifts that I don't like. I give them to someone else who might need it the most. After all, it is nice to give rather than receive.
Who is the most gifted person you know?
  • My friend in California. She's been so blessed.
Of gifts you gave this year, which was really the closest to perfect for the recipient?
  • I gave them all the same, goodies from Hawaii. I think I like it better that way.
What’s your favorite kind of gift to receive?
  • Something that makes me happy - handbags, shoes,
What’s your favorite kind of gift to give?
  • I like to give clothes and dresses that will look good on them.
Merry Christmas everybody. Let's celebrate the Christmas with so much fun, full of love and bring joy to somebody's heart. Take care!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

What's Your Holiday Wish?

Your Holiday Wish is Being with Family and Friends

The holidays are near and dear to your heart.
You don't need much to make you happy this time of year.

As long as you're able to be near the people you love most, you are content.
It's really that simple.

You want nothing more than a full house of people celebrating the season.
It doesn't matter if it's your house or not, just as long as everyone is there.

And if someone doesn't happen to be around during the holidays,
you think about him or her often.
You get very sentimental this time of year.

Girls Talk: Christmas Tradition

It's Girls Talk time! I love this meme every Thursday. I always make sure that I am following every theme every Thursday.

It's been 3 consecutive years since I celebrated Christmas here in the United States. I will always say that nothing can beat the Christmas celebration in the Philippines. Although, some families here in the U.S. prepare their food for Christmas dinner and have fun all night long but being away from my mother and sisters wouldn't even complete my real Christmas celebration.

Back home, we don't exchange gifts as long as we share and eat the food we prepared. There's Christmas carolers, the Simbang Gabi, the Christmas party and all. I wish I am home. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: What a Pose!

This meme - Wordless Wednesday is about posting a picture that tells a story.

I don't exactly know why I did this but I am just following my photographer's advice. So I made this pose. I think it made his (my husband) day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Secret Life of Teenager

Have you seen the TV show, The Secret Life of the American Teenager? The show focuses on the relationships between families and friends and how they deal with the unexpected teenage pregnancy and must deal with juggling motherhood and high school life while her family and friends experience relationship challenges of their own. It is a hard experience especially when the teenager girl is not ready to take care of a newborn baby and doesn't know what will happen to her and the baby's future.

Pregnant teenagers face many of the same obstetrics issues as women in their 20's and 30's. There are additional medical concerns for younger mothers particularly those under 15 years old and those living in developing countries. There's a risk factor about Teen Pregnancy and It's Effects that may be associated with socioeconomic factors. The reason of lack of prenatal care is usually delayed pregnancy testing, denial or even fear of telling others about their pregnancy. It is a horrible feeling. My friend in college got pregnant when she's 18 years old. I may not know what she went through but I am happy that her whole family supported her own ordeal. Now, her little boy is growing so fast and very active.

Ten on Tuesday: Things I Want

Here we go! Ten on Tuesday is a lists of ten things about the week's topic. They even tell you next week's topic in advance. So check it out and join Ten on Tuesday!

10 Things You Want, But Wouldn't Buy For Yourself:
  • The 24 DVD collection
  • Louis Vuitton handbag
  • Apple iPhone/Apple iPod Touch
  • The Criminal Minds DVD collection
  • New winter boots
  • Sony Portable DVD player
  • Apple MacBook Pro
  • Dell Inspiron laptop
  • New watch from Guess
  • Clutch from Guess
Join us every Tuesday here!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Manic Monday #193

What makes you laugh?
::: My family and friends. My sister keeps sending me the link to PBB and I must admit, I had a hell of a laughter watching it. :::

What makes you cry?
::: Problems and some drama TV shows that I like. :::

What is the best thing about being you?
::: That I am learning more and more everyday about life and everything else. I love it! :::

Please join us here!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

PhotoHunt 192: Fast

Photo Scavenger Hunt is about posting a photo. A theme will be given each week on Saturday. Post a photo that best represents the theme. New and old photos welcome. Leave a link in the comments.

The leaves were dancing during the big and heavy wind across I-94. It symbolizes that fall and winter is coming to town. Leaves travel so fast from one place to the other side of the road with the help of the wind.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Five: Wrapping

Friday Five is a five weekly questions designed to get your neurons firing and your fingers typing. Join us every Friday!

  1. How seriously do you take gift-wrapping when you give gifts?
    • I take my time wrapping them. I give my full effort with love in it.

  2. Do you save gift-wrapping to re-use later?
    • I do! Recycling saves the environment and the world.

  3. How picky are you when it comes to selecting wrapping paper?
    • Really picky. I pick the best one but affordable.

  4. How much attention do you pay to the way gifts you receive are wrapped?
    • I see to it that everything is organized and well-wrapped.

  5. Among people you know, who is the most talented at wrapping gifts?
  • People who works at the mall. They have the most experiences wrapping gifts.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Girls Talk: Christmas Decoration

Girls Talk

It's Girls Talk time! I love this meme every Thursday. I feel connected to the blogging once again after a very long break last summer. I have been working my ass off to earn extra moolah and now I am back! I just love it! Thanks to Niko for setting this up.

It has been 3 consecutive Christmas years that I haven't done any Christmas decorating. We always move from one place to another and now, we are here in Hawaii. What I do to feel the Christmas spirits is to go to the mall and have my picture taken to a Christmas tree or to any Christmas decorations they have. I like it that way. It saves me from the hassles of here and there especially now that we are away from home and enjoying the islands of Hawaii.

What Christmas Tree Are You?

You Are a Bright Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays are all about fun and seasonal favorites.

You are into all things Christmas, even if they're a little tacky.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: The Peacock!

This meme - Wordless Wednesday is about posting a picture that tells a story.

The peacock was wandering around together with the tourist at Waimea Valley. Some people took a picture of him while this male peacock was busy and enjoying the place.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Ten on Tuesday: Holidays

Here we go! Ten on Tuesday is a lists of ten things about the week's topic. They even tell you next week's topic in advance. So check it out and join Ten on Tuesday!

10 Great Things About The Holidays:
  • Christmas shopping (sale, sale, sale!)
  • Gift-giving
  • The food!
  • Christmas songs
  • The cold weather (snow)
  • The mall
  • Christmas decorations
  • Spending time with the family (more loving moments with my husband)
  • Good movies in relation to Christmas
  • Christmas parties everywhere!
That's it! I completed my 10 lists for today. Please join us here!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Manic Monday #192

What is your greatest strength?

::: My greatest strength is my husband! He inspires me all the time when I am feeling blue. :::

What is your worst weakness?

::: My worst weakness is the food! I just can't help it but think of food but I am on a very strict diet. :::

Is your favorite time the past, present or the future?

::: The present is my favorite time, I can think of the future too. :::

Join us here.

What's Your Soul's Urge?

Your Soul's Urge is Adventure

You may be feeling a little bored and restless lately.
But let's be honest... you're always feeling this way.

You have a true excitement and energy that other's can't match.
You are a veritable wild child.

You love anything new or novel, and you love to be surprised.
You'll say yes to anything that sounds like fun.

You love to travel and meet new people.
You are open to anything, and you never judge.
You're all about good times!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

PhotoHunt 191: Undesirable

It's Saturday and it's time for PhotoHunt. Here's a photo of our old mailbox. A victim of hit and run. Luckily we got paid after my husband chased the guy who did it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Five: Remorse

Time travel so fast! It's Friday again and here's my entry for Friday Five:

Buyer’s remorse is a well-known condition that strikes us all, but what other kinds of remorse have you experienced?

1. When did you last experience emailer’s remorse?
  • recently!
2. When did you last experience diner’s remorse?
  • last week! I love it!
3. When did you last experience movie-goer’s remorse?
  • been a long time. I need to be updated by watching a movie later.
4. When did you last experience caring friend’s remorse?
  • last night! It was a beautiful encounter at Facebook. Thanks Marni!
5. When did you last experience lover’s remorse?
  • earlier today when I woke up. I love you, Hubby!
Have a beautiful and super nice Friday!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Girls Talk: List Talk

It's Thursday and here's another episode of Girls Talk. Today we will talk about Christmas Wish List. For some people, they create their own Christmas wish list to buy for their family and friends or better yet a wish list that is something they want to receive this Holidays.

Here's some of my Christmas wish list that I want to receive this Christmas Day:
  • Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch from Guess
  • Glamour Mini Clutch from Guess
  • Apple iPod
  • Trip to San Francisco and Las Vegas
  • New Handbag from Coach
Here's some of my Christmas wish list I want to give to my loved ones and friends this Christmas Day:
  • Christmas money for my mother and sisters plus the goodies I sent through Balikbayan Box (they all got it)
  • Trip to Texas and Louisiana for my husband
  • Goodies like Macadamia Nuts, Chocolates and Coffee from Hawaii for my friends
  • A wonderful prayers and Christmas greeting cards given to all our friends

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Chocolates!

I caught my husband eating my chocolates! Those chocolates are all mine. It was a birthday gift from my friend, Edelyn from California and look who's eating them all? We just love chocolates! Don't you?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Where I Have Been?

The map shows all the states I have traveled to. Stops at airports don’t count. I have pictures to prove them. My husband and I went on a road trip for every month and we always like driving because we could see lots of nice views and can stop whenever we want to.

I was thinking that our next road trip is going all the way to east coast. I want to see and eat fresh lobsters in Maine.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Handbag Test

You Are Bold and Self Assured

You carry yourself with confidence.
You have high self esteem, and you truly love yourself.

You find it easy to make difficult decisions,
even if you are going against the grain.

You have the courage to stand up for an unpopular opinion or idea.
You will fight for what you believe in.

You have made some bold moves in your life,
and they've worked out well.
People may think you're crazy,
but you know what you're doing.

Manic Monday #191

If you could bring one character to life from your favorite book, who would it be?

::: I would say Romeo from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. His love was unconditional and romantic! :::

Which cartoon character do you resemble the most?

::: Alice in Wonderland :::

What vegetable do you most resemble?

::: carrots and celery :::

Christmas Tag

Alright, I must admit that I am missing the Pinoy version of celebrating Christmas. The Misa de Gallo or Simbang Gabi for 9 days starting on December 16. I miss waking up around 3:30AM and get ready for church around 4AM. Of course it was a struggle but I made it. Next thing, I miss Christmas party. From Elementary to High School, I never missed Christmas party in school, the exchange gifts and the food that we shared was fun.

You must remember that "Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display-so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn't the holly, it isn't the snow. It isn't the tree not the firelight's glow. It's the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again."

I miss celebrating Christmas with my family and friends back home. I miss my motther's cooking. I miss her kisses and caring love to me. It will be 3 consecutive 3 years of missing Christmas celebration with them,. Nobody can beat Pinoy version of celebrating Christmas. I wish I am home. Thank you Anne - My Little Home for tagging me.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Picture Yourself

This Meme is called Picture Yourself. You should be the one taking the photograph and be the subject too. I took this photo to try my new digital camera.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

PhotoHunt 190: Curve

Wow! It's been a long time since I joined this Photo Hunt meme. I can't even remember when was the last time I posted about it and now, I am back to share something.

Last Thanksgiving Day, we went to the west side of the Big Island and spent our Thanksgiving Day. My husband and I have no idea about any open restaurants that day so we decided not to make any reservations that day. Before heading to the west side of the island, we stopped by at Waipio Lookout Valley where you can see the magnificent views of the rain forest and the ocean. It was beautiful!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Five: The Middle

This Meme is called Friday Five consist of five weekly questions designed to get your neurons firing and your fingers typing. My first time to join.
  1. What film have you seen in the past year that’s completely average?
    ::: Burn After Reading of Brad Pitt. I never did enjoy watching the movie. Not an interesting movie for me :::

  2. Who’s the most average-looking person you know?
    ::: I don't want to mention the name but it's one of my Filipina friends. She just look plain average to me. :::

  3. In what area of your life are you performing just well enough?
    ::: Being a homemaker! I prefer to be working, a lover and a good wife to my husband! :::

  4. A new radio station features music you neither like nor dislike! What are three songs you’re likely to hear on it?
    ::: I am not musically inclined. I don't listen to any music at all but I would like to have an Apple iPod to keep up with the music, I hope. :::

  5. What game or sport are you just okay in?
    ::: I play badminton and volleyball. :::

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Girls Talk: Birth

For today's Girls Talk topic - all about Birth. I was born September 29 in my grandparents (Father side) province. I was bald and I have thin hair when I was a baby. My mother wants to give me a long name - Amma Paula Anne but my grandfather protested. He said, I am going to have a hard time writing my full name when I am ready to go to school. So my mother changed my name to Hazel and my grandfather agreed to that name. It feels like my grandfather was the one who named me after all. I must thank my grandfather because it's easy for me to write my name that fast!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Small Talk Six: Christmas Wish List

Alright, it is the first day of the month of December. This means to say that people are starting to shop for Christmas presents to their love ones. People are having Christmas party and a little vacation trip and enjoying their Christmas break. As for me? I will be enjoying my December here in Hawaii. We might visit the other islands of Hawaii to complete the list and I am getting excited for that.

My Christmas wish list for this year are:
  • A nice pair of walking/running shoes from Nike or Reebok
  • Apple iPod
  • California trip for 2 weeks
  • Good health and happiness for my family and friends
  • A workout DVD which is the Turbo Jam
  • An exquisite Christmas dinner to the place I wanted to dine.