Monday, December 31, 2007

Weekend Snapshot - Chocolate


The photos that I took at the annual 2007 Eurochocolate Festival in Perugia, Italy... An eye catching display!!!!!

3580 kilos of chocolates!

Chocolate Shoes!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

"New Year" inspired tradition!

The frenzy in welcoming the New Year!!!! The New Year is an event that happens when a culture celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next year. A delightful chinese inspired tradition.... that I staunchly believe and I made my job today to have some of this fruits.......

Now, is the perfect time to have and buy some fruits... This might be a unique answer to your new year belief. A fruit tray..... containing of 13 different kinds of round fruits, on the table by New Year's Eve. It signifies abundance and having enough for the whole year through.... Happy New Year Everyone!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Photohunt -- Messy one!



A messy one!!!! I prepared this cake.... Christmas cake always had a special place at the table... Huh! the baking pan wasn't rigidly set before putting it in the oven.... I messed up!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Treasure award

Thank you so much.... Joy, Nova and Butchay. These award represents good end for the year 2007 and start of a gainful New Year 2008!

I'd love to share this award to the following precious blogs that I gregariously treasured.... diwatangbyaning, angelblush, heyokity, brainbitsandbeats, ladynorms, shabem, greatmomentsinlife, kharlota, femikey, pinaywahm, asawakomahalko and lovellegen.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The best holiday gift I got!

I find over autumn and winter sluggish season, I'm having trouble getting back into the spring and summer things. One reason is that, I don’t like going to the gym working out.... LOL! when I try to do something I really don’t want to do it--- I find a million reasons to put it off.... Now, off to a great start! I need to kick on! I really need to fight and no matter what I have to workout! The best holiday gift I have ever received was an elliptical trainer from my husband... Yessss!!! The best holiday gift I got an "elliptical trainer" is an anchored exercise machine used to simulate walking or running.

Wordless Wednesday- great amazing view!



We visited Switzerland last summer, along the way from Interlaken to Luzern, Switzerland we saw these great amazing view. I can't remember the name of the place. Does anybody know this place?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Second Christmas Together!

We're spending our second christmas together! Our home continue through our second Christmas, as husband and wife. We have the distinct pleasure of having not one, but two. And it feels so very good to enjoy the journey and the drive of life... to be happy ..... to smile .... and sing the carols of Christmas. To make light and to have more light into our lives. Wishing you all a magical Christmas and enjoy all the reasons for the season!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Awards!

I really cannot express how happy am I to have this 'two' awards. Thanks again for everything "Nova"......



I'm giving this awards out to the following deserving bloggers... Norms, Simple, Femikey, Weng, Jazevox, Rachelle, Lorie, Shabem, Malditang P, Mabelle, Kaje and Diwata...

What do my stars say about me?

Tag from Norms. Thanks again!
fun quiz for myspace profile and blog

Lets101 - Free Online Dating

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Show me your wallet?


tag from Diwata ... ito na po Bella... grabing pag-sisiwalat at pag hahalungkat! This is the one I am using now LV signature checkbook wallet "pero walang check" he!he!he!he! (not very practical but has sentimental value)..... I swear, this wallet holds everything and is NOT bulky. Whats in it? my money hehehe 50 euro (hubby want me to always have it "not to spend" hu!hu!hu! 'kaya parang wala rin me datung'---- same with 'I have not any money' lol! for emergency reasons) and some other credit card, debit card, atm card... drivers licence, medical card, membership card (na nasa loob...privacy-related purposes)... LOL!

... and now passing it to my online friends Kharlota, Norms, Kaje, Weng, Fe, Vina, Rosemarie, Yen and Lorie.... Can you show me your wallet Girls?

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Light



The light filtered softly through the branches of the tree.
Christmas is a combination of worldly and religious traditions. Christmas tradition and custom are different in every country so we have to do old traditions, and light up new traditions since we are living outside of the Philippines.

A special touch to Christmas celebration is the glow of sparkling lights. Lights play an integral part of Christmas celebration. The joy and warmth of Christmas glow also outside our house hubby had put bulb lights at the center of the tree.

Friday, December 21, 2007

My godchildren

Tag from Pretty Nova, thank you girl.... I'm trying to post all my pending tags before year ends....

This meme was created to remind us “Ninongs” and “Ninangs” the number of our godchildren and our responsibility towards them as they grow and mature as better Christians. Here are the rules:

* List all the names of your godchildren*
*Tag at least 5 bloggers *
* Update the Tag Train*

My godchildren:

* Girls = Rizza Mae, Myles, Anne
( hehehe sorry forgot names of the other two)

* Boys = Brylle, Mark Eric, Diego, Jhun

The Tag Train Started Here - Bluepanjeet - Joy - Scarty - Yen - Peachy - Jenny - Denz - Eds - Jhona Nova - Pretty Life OnLine and "You" {you put your link here}

and I’m passing this meme to .... Norms, Mabelle, Kharlota, Mylene, Kaje and Diwata. Hoping you guys have not done this before.

For my online Friends!

I just want to share these with you guys! .... for my links-list....




Five in a Row...

Five in a Row...
Thanks Vina for sending me this tag.... another overdue tag hehehe sorry girl!

1. Name one thing you do everyday.
- blogging... LOL!

2. Name two things you wish you could learn.
- Speak French & Italian language fluently.

3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood.
- HelloKitty
- Dolls
- Cotton Candy

4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do.
- Cherries (my no. 1 fav fruit ever available only from June to July)
- Chestnuts
- Fast Food
- Ice Cream (I can eat only during summer) hu!hu!hu!

5. Name five things that make you feel good.
- Traveling
- A sweet night sleep
- Finishing all the tags.... LOL!
- Lose weight soon!
- Seeing my family in the Philippines (that they are happy).

5 people to tag for this meme
- Lovellegen
- Mabelle
- Kaje
- Jazevox
- Msdrelle

Thursday, December 20, 2007

My Music Type

Tag from Vina. Thank you girl!

Powered By - Top Calling Cards Company


I am not going to plainly tag anyone instead, just wishing you all a magical and enchanting holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wordless Wednesday- sunset fishing

Photo taken during our memorable sunset fishing adventure last summer.... That's my hubby!

Monday, December 17, 2007

A quick-witted awakening

Something about waking up in my own home for 2 days and seeing everything, all the surroundings that I always look daily was covered in a white layer of snow. All the trees, the sidewalks. The plenary world just looked genuinely different for a few hours. It was really, a quick-witted awakening. I could not stop looking at my window.

'The first day of snow - a view from the back of our house'

The sight of the snowflakes in the second early morning made my entire day tasks powerfully clear..... Time for me to go to the nearby grocery... Ha!ha!ha!

Snowflakes is an overwhelming impression of the supernatural power, that we should always be grateful!!!

Snow M-A-G-I-C

I remember the first time I saw snow that was last Febraury of this year.... being a Filipina, you can imagine this was quite new experience for me. It was ridiculously incredible. I just had to leave everything else, and go outside. Nothing would ever be the same. The world was M-A-G-I-C everything became pure and captivatingly enchanted all of the sudden. Time just stopped and I all I wanted was to be there, clammed up observing... And I wanted to document the occasion... Here's my so-called phonographic writing!





My compatible zodiacs

Tag from C.A. aka "t'que" fun quizzes for myspace profile and blog

Lets101 Quizzes - Fun Quiz




Would like to share this tag to Norms and Hailey.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Have a Magical Weekend Everyone!






Have a magical weekend Everyone! Hope your weekend is filled with smiles and laughter!!!!!

Friday, December 14, 2007

What Rose Represents Your Love?

Tag from Juliana..... I Love it! He!HE!He!

White is the combination of all the colors... I love roses of all colors because my husband gave me roses for no reason..... so for me roses is the unforgettable and ultimately elegant expression of love.


Your Love is Represented by a White Rose

While you may or may not be totally naive, you do approach love with an eternal innocence.
You love like you've never been hurt. And you put all your faith in your partner.
Your philosophy on love is: be honest and be yourself.

What Kind of Sandwich Are You?

Honestly, I am awfully unusual, I admit it! I've ripened some pretty weird habits over the years.... I just like to try a different sandwich and I love it.....

Just like this one... It's me and my sandwich.

Tag from T'que and Norms, Thank you so much!

You Are a Club Sandwich

It's hard for anyone to ignore you! You dream big. You think big. And you eat much. Some people consider you high maintenance, but you just know what you want... and when you want it.

Your best friend: The Tuna Fish Sandwich

Your mortal enemy: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

I'm passing this tag to Yen, Eds, Pusa, Blogsilog, Sheila, Retchel and Kathy.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

All About My Husband

Tag from Lisa "thank you so much".

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ How old Is ur Lover (Husband)?
...... SeKrEtOnG MaLuPiT!!!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ What is Ur Lover (Husband) Fav. Color?
...... orange( and some other colors will be posting it in our Wedding Anniversary... next month.... LOL!)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ What Is your Husband Fav. Movie?
...... hmmm thats a lot to mention.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ What does Your Lover (Husband)like to do?
....... 1. Fishing (during summer and spring time)
*** I'll post some of our fishing adventure photos soon!
....... 2. Playing and collecting signature golf balls
(his fascinating pastime)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ How much Do u LOVE your Lover (Husband)?
...... cannot be counted... like the grass plants from the mountains ..... " A great view near to the City" ....

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Is Your Lover (Husband) a Flirt?
....... HuH!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Where did U and Your Lover (Husband) First Meet?
....... In my previous work.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ How Long Have u and Your Husband Been going out?
....... hmmmp... isip ko pa!!!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do u and your Lover (Husband) Parents Have a good relationship?
....... Fortunately, YESSSSSS!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Does your Lover (Husband) like night or day?
....... both.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do your Lover (Husband) like Rootbeer or Sprite?
....... coffee and wine (pa sosyal! lahing latino kasi eh... LOL!)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do you and your Lover (Husband) get along?
........ Surely, we are so grateful that we have found each other.
Me and Hubby.... I just love this picture!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do you and your Lover (husband) Fight? If so Who Wins the fight? ........ sometimes, this spice up the "so called life" and all the time I won hehehe I always pass by the "hole in a wall"... LOL!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ How often do u go to your Lovers (Husband) house?
........ We're Husband and wife (we cannot have 2 separate house)

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ What does your lover (Husband) call you?
........ Love, Pretty, and cutie wife.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Is your Lover (Husband) older or younger than you?
......... Older than me, I like mature man who can “tune his own piano” LOL!

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Does your Lover(Husband) buy you gifts often?
......... Always... depends on his mood.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do you Hate your Lover (Husband) AT TIMES?
........ How can I hate my Husband???? .*** I've found HIM my "Mr. right" to spend the rest of my life.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ What is your LOVER (Husband) fav. Sport?
........ too many to mention.

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Do your Lover (Husband) tell you everything?....... surely! (I hope so... LOL!)

I don't know who are haven’t tried this one yet...... maybe Nova, Norms, Rosemarie, Kharlota, Marie Kaje, M.Pinay and Vina... he!he!he! pandagdag sa mga pending na tags... pretty girls!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Remarkable Award

My completely remarkable award from Norms, Nova and Tere... No words can describe how I was touched with this award.....
Thank you so much Pretty Girls!


I'm sharing this award to Eds, Jazevox, Diwata, Shabem and Nova.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Huge Supermarket

I go to the supermarket twice or thrice a week.... This morning, I just went into a huge supermarket which I don't usually go. We always ate fresh fruits and vegetables at home and we try to keep this "a good habit".... so I always buy fresh products as often as I can.

Here are some I have found!

Huge choice of Fruits & Vegetables

Cabbage mantovano...is one that we always buy, a remarkable round cabbage with wonderful wrinkled dark green leaves.

Cabbage is common autumn and winter vegetable. It contains more vitamin C than oranges, as well as a large number of minerals, iodine, sulfur, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. The outer leaves contain more Vitamin E and calcium than the inner leaves. With significant amounts of glutamine, an amino acid, which has anti-inflammatory properties.... I've learned from my medical school... LOL!

Does anyone know the name of this little cabbage?

I'll never forget my favorite nuts!

Prunes is one of my favorite fruit.

******************* and I went to wine and cheese section......

Wine and Cheese

Only 12 shopping days left! Gosh! It seems like it gets harder and harder to find the right gifts for my in-laws maybe a wine & cheese?

Wine thought appeared in Europe about 6500 years ago. Europe is the main wine-consumption area in the world and played an important role, fondness-regards to economic growth.





The King of Cheese "Parmigiano Reggiano" more commonly known as parmesan cheese, one of the world’s oldest (now as it was made eight centuries ago) and best cheese in the world, a typically italian product well-know all over the world from the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia-Modena, Bologna Italy.

Monday, December 10, 2007

An awe-inspiring awards

An awe-inspiring day! I was busily engaged visiting my co bloggers site and found out new awards from my marvelous friends who never blunderingly failed to visit my blogsite. Words are not adequate to express my gratitude. Thank you is not enough but it’s all I have right now to let you know the depth of gratitude I feel......




Magandang Diwata and Cutie Rosemarie.

Passing the Awards

Passing on this awards to the following:

Norms, Marlene, Eds, Kaje, Karlota, Lorie, Nova and Rosemarie.

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Nova, honestly Fresh, Marie,Norms and Chant.


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Pinaywahm, Marlene, Norms, Lorie, Eds, Karlota, Kaje, Lisa and Nova.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Uncanny Things

Tag from Julie ann, and Poray, Ester and Chant... sorry girls days moves pretty fast!!!!!

Here are the rules:

*Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
*Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.
*Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.
*Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 uncanny things about me:


1. The day will not be completed without eating nuts.



2. I collect hotel toiletries (where we stayed)



3. I love chocolate but don’t like dark chocolate.



4. Sleeping with my "bed" shoes (during autumn & winter season).

5. I always spray perfume on my clothes.

6. I am an impulsive buyer, it depends on how my distinctive mood takes me.

7. I love to eat plain cake with fried chicken... try it!

I don't know who are haven’t tried this one yet... feel free to take this and have it on your blog.