Archives for May 2011

Gifts from Online Friend

I received a parcel from Tokaya Rose Cotrill. Hooray! Rose Cotrill is a Filipina living in United States with her wonderful husband John and two Burritos, Rylie and EJ. I met her two years ago through blogging. Here are what inside the box she sent me…


Pink beach bag, a novel from Karen Rose entitled “Scream for Me”,
sling bag for RJ with goodies inside and a birthday card.

bag and book

I love the beach bag and the novel will keep me busy for sure. Thank you very much Tokaya for your wonderful birthday gifts!

girl with gifts Thank you very much, Tita Rose! I love them so much!

Who would have thought that I could meet a real friend in the worldwide web wherein most people are pretending someone they are not? Tokaya Rose was one of my mentors and helped me without expecting anything in return…a real friend indeed.

By the way, you might want to visit her blogs too…Rose’s Obstacles and Glories, Etcetera Etcetera, Nostalgic Marvelling, Spice Up Your Life, and Clicks.

across the miles
you touched my life,
opened my eyes, and
filled my heart-

strangers, yet friends,
our spirits reach out,
always touching, never apart- –

you in the west,
me in the east,
never together,
never apart- –

~by Carol Miller~

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Fun-Filled Birthday Party

My birthday is just around the corner. Teehe! It’s milestone that is why I am so excited. I’ll be one year older but I don’t mind. Age is just a number anyway. Besides, there’s more to celebrate. I have a loving family whom I can rely on any season of the year; I have good friends who always listen and tell me the truth even if it hurts sometimes; I have a very understanding husband who stood by me through everything and most of all, I have a very sweet daughter that just one kiss from her could erase all my wearies.

There will be party of course but not as grand as you may think as we are on a tight budget. What matters is I will celebrate it with the people whom I like to share it with. It’s not a themed party and it doesn’t have to be serious either just because I am older (and wiser), but I will make sure that it will be fun-filled in all aspects, from my Smilebox birthday invitations down to my thank you cards.

Oh my, I can’t hide my excitement. My daughter just asked me why I am smiling alone. Lol!

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Wrist Watch for Me

I am not using any wrist watch at the moment. I have three wrist watches but they all got broken almost at the same time. No, they are not imitations. They are all signature actually. One is a gift from my husband, I bought the other one two years ago and the third one is from my sister-in-law. I do not know what is wrong with these watches or is it how I use them?

My husband suggested that I should look for G shock watches as it is exactly what an active person like me needs. It could withstand shocks and rough wear so it would last for sure, perfect for me who does many chores and moves a lot. I browsed the net for G shock watches. I love the designs and yes, I cannot underestimate the quality of G Shock but I find them too funky. I think it would fit best my daughter.

When I saw this Invicta watch, I can’t help but say, “This is the watch for me”. I thought I would have a hard time looking for wrist watch that is defined by innovation and quality with impeccable craftsmanship and Swiss quality yet, affordable. But I was wrong. Just like luxury watches, Invicta watches performs to high expectations because it adheres to Swiss excellence in time keeping, very functional that is yet more affordable. What more can I ask for? It has all the qualities I am looking for a wrist watch not to mention that I like its sophistication.

Now, what I need to do is look for the best online store. But wait, it’s my birthday two weeks from now. Maybe I could ask this one from hubby as a birthday gift. What do you think?

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6 G’s Summer Fun

6 G’s is what hubby and his five high school friends call their group. Wondering what G stands for? As per hubby, G is for any Tagalog word that you can think of that starts with letter G. It can be gwapo, ginoo, gago, etc. However, one of them is missing in action for 10 years now (but that’s another story). Still, the remaining five of them kept on meeting and continued with their regular activities which are boys’ night out once or twice a year, swimming every summer and reunion every Christmas until they became godfather of one another’s kids. The meet ups became 6 G’s tradition together with their wives and kids. Just last May 14 we had our summer fun get-together in Bosay Resort in Antipolo, Rizal.

high school friends Meet the 6 G’s family…the Carloses, Cantoses, and Dacios


kids in their nice swimsuits…

6 G’s kids

6 G’s kids…

stolen shot stolen shot…hubby while enjoying the fish balls courtesy of Cantos’ family…

barbecue time

barbecue time!!!

Out latest summer fun was great. The group was not complete as the Pascuals and Arniegos didn’t make it but still we had fun, fun, fun!!!

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Deep Blue Sky

Whenever we are outdoors, I love to catch everything I can on my camera. I always admire the beauty of nature…insects at work, birds soaring high, colorful flowers, open fields, big open skies, etc. This is my latest catch…deep blue sky with soft cotton-like clouds.

deep blue sky

Stunning and beautiful, is it not?

The nature is just amazing. I hope everyone will do their share to save them.


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