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Four Days to Go ’til Christmas!

And the countdown continues…

 

Are you still thinking on what to cook on Christmas eve? Let me think and share some for you. These are common but at least can contribute…somehow…haha!

 

  • All-time MENUDO! My favorite!
  • Kare-Kare
  • Mechado
  • Pansit Guisado
  • Embutido
  • Hardinera
  • All-time lumpiang shanghai/shanghai rolls
  • Hamonado
  • Lechon Paksiw
  • Lechon Kawali
  • Cordon Bleu
  • Salpicao
  • Caldereta
  • Garlic-Buttered Shrimp
  • Black Pepper Crab
  • Grilled Liempo/Fish
  • Barbeque

These are just suggestions. Feel free to add more and comment below.

 

One of the importance of celebrating Christmas is also to have a bonding and cherish memories with our friends, families and loved ones. We, Filipinos, love food. We can have great memories over food. 🙂 But whether you have lots of dishes to share with or few, the most important thing is we are all happy, complete and blessed.

 

Prayers to all the sick people, that they may recover the soonest and may they enjoy this holiday season with their families.

 

May your Christmas be decorated with cheer and filled with love. Have a wonderful holiday!

 

 

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Five Days to Go ’til Christmas!

It’s official! Five days to go until Christmas day! I know most of you are excited and happy for this most-awaited season of loving and giving, right? I wish I am, too. So many things happened this whole year to me but God is always with me. I am so much blessed with His love.

 

What are your plans this Christmas? Have you bought gifts for your friends and loved ones already? Have you planned your menus for Christmas eve? If not, I would suggest you plan them NOW. It’s harder to be on RUSH on Christmas rush. Haha!

 

But above all, NEVER forget to thank God for all the things He has done for you and all the blessings that you received (visible or not). Your life alone is GREAT GIFT. Whatever had happen this whole year to you, KEEP the faith in HIM.

 

So, let’s start this countdown! I wish you all good health and prosperity. Advance MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

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MCDonald’s Secret Menu Revealed!

Good news especially to the McDonald’s fans out there! In this blog, I’ll be sharing with you the secret menu that you can order at McDonald’s.

 

What’s this secret menu all about? Simple, these are sets of menu that McDonald’s can offer to their customers which are not listed or showing from their overhead menu at their restaurants/food chains. How to? Just directly order at their cashiers and mention the secret menu that you would like to try. THAT’S IT!

 

So, here’s where you can choose from:

 

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On Gaming and Trash Talks

I am a gamer since 2006. I’ve become addicted to FreeStyle Online Street Basketball Philippines and have been attending FSPH events and tournaments within Metro Manila (Philippines).  The funny part is, I am not fond of or really into watching basketball games (whether local or international) AT ALL. I just found that game sooo addicting. I spent a lot of (almost) sleepless nights at computer shops (‘coz I was just renting a house at Narnia). 🙂 I have strayed away from my life goals and it seems like there’s nothing I can do to possibly come back and make that time up. I’ve been addicted 101% on that game. I’m not a “pro” in this field, I am just hooked into the game.

 

 

I stopped playing that online game when I had kids. Priorities. Then I’ve found out that they removed FSPH and moved to an international server as FreeStyle 2. I don’t have the full (correct) details though.

 

Then, recently, my favorite game is back but now on smartphones! I was so excited! I thought to myself, I can play the game again wherever I am and even before I sleep, and still can do my daily routines and obligations. It’s named Freestyle 2 Basketball Hero.

 

photo credits: Basketball Hero

 

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It’s almost similar to the old FSPH, though there are still a lot of rooms for improvement. It’s been 3 seasons since I started playing this addictive game. I’ve been playing alone (without any guilds) until I’ve reached level 38. They said that max level is 50, though I am not sure of it yet. Then, about two weeks ago, I finally found a club to join!

 

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The Drama and July 2017 Top Commenter of the Month Winner

Every year, we experience typhoon here in the Philippines. And now, it’s the time of the year when typhoon comes to “visit” us.

 

So, just last week, a typhoon came by which was named as “Gorio”. Classes from pre-school to college were suspended from Wednesday to Friday. Some parents got mad because the announcement of suspension of classes were delayed and most of the students were stranded in going home either because of flood or heavy traffic. Well, good for us that we did not experience this, HOWEVER, there’s another annoying thing that I’ve experienced…

 

Drama #1

On Wednesday, my aunt sent me a text message that our telephone has no dial tone. Our landline is one important communication tool for us because as a working mom, it’s me and my sons’ way to get in touch with each other. Our family members’ mobile numbers are stored in our telephone so that they can just press each number on whom my kids want to call or talk with, especially during “emergencies”. And, without dial tone, how can we communicate AT ANY MOMENT that we or they wanted to? They cannot borrow my aunt’s mobile anytime ‘coz she’s also using it and another thing is that, they are not allowed to because they often accidentally deletes either contacts or important messages. You know, KIDS!

 

So, I called our service provider’s customer service. I guess it took around 8-10 minutes before I get hold to talk to a CSR. I was hoping for a tech visit within the day but the schedule given was Friday. OKAY, looks like I don’t have a choice!

 

On Thursday, my aunt told me that the technician came and our telephone’s dial tone issue get fixed. Cool!

 

Drama #2

On Friday, I wasn’t able to go to office (also as advised by our HR) because of the strong typhoon and the wind was so mad too! And the bad thing? The dial tone went off again and this time also our INTERNET CONNECTION! Geez-a-whiz!!! That can’t be! How can I work from home if we don’t have internet service? Screwed! So, I called our service provider’s customer service AGAIN. But this time, it took 15-20 minutes before I get hold of a CSR. After some basic troubleshooting, my problem wasn’t fixed. He scheduled a tech visit for me. I asked him if it can be scheduled within the day ‘coz I badly needed to work, and he said yes.

 

I waited forever, no technician came.

 

How was I able to work? I stole a portion of our neighbor’s WIFI connection. (THIS IS NOT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, LEARN TO ASK.) And yes, I’m just pretty much lucky that their WIFI is not password protected. I barely got internet service (in and out) being sooo close to my room’s window which is the nearest place I can setup to “get” connected. I “somehow” survived.

 

Drama #3

Saturday came, this is the day that you, my readers, are waiting for. Announcement of my giveaway winner! And the drama? My internet connection is not yet fixed and my neighbor’s WIFI is out. What’s left for me is my mobile which is only has a FREE Facebook access. Poor me!

 

And for one more time, I called for a technician. As the CSR checked my account, I’ve found out that the scheduled tech visit that was given to me isn’t last Friday but Monday! That’s insane! Giving false information to your subscribers isn’t just acceptable! And yes, of course, I was MAD. Who wouldn’t be? Then, as a resolution, tech visit was moved to Sunday. Okay, fine. It’s the earliest schedule that the CSR could give me.

 

I don’t have a choice but to send out an announcement on my Facebook page that the announcement will get delayed. (Really sorry guys!)

 

Sunday came, internet connection was finally fixed! But since it’s a family day, I spent the whole day with my kids and family, stayed at my mom’s house for almost the whole day after going to mass.

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Losing Someone You Love

This is one of my favorite songs to listen especially when I am alone, or at night, or whenever I feel incomplete. It’s written by  the American singer-songwriter, Jenn Bostic, which is composed for her father who died when she was a little girl. The song is released in 2012.

 

I find the song very powerful and emotional. It feels like your heart is being pricked with a pin in every word of the lyrics. I actually feel like crying every time I hear the song.

 

Losing someone in your life is really difficult. Shadows of the memories… The thought of not feeling or seeing that person or loved one EVER again… The sadness that feels like forever…

 

Here’s Donna Taggart’s version of the song:

 

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Moms Aren’t Perfect at ALL

They say I am a “super”  mom because I have a full time job, a lot of raket (sidelines),  I don’t have a nanny or helper which means I do the laundry and such, and I tutor my kids (esp. my son who’s already a preschooler)…I basically look after the needs of every family member… but I AM NOT a “super” mom.

Why did I say so?

It is because I believe that to be a “super” mom, you should be good in organizing things. And if you’re good at it, everything will follow smoothly.

I wanted to become one. I tried. Several times. However, I failed…several times. I don’t know. As much as I wanted to be as organized as possible, it only happens at the beginning. I mean I can only be organized up to 2 days or at a maximum of one week. Afterwards, everything is a mess again. With mess, I mean from the cabinets of the whole family, rooms, utility bills, etc. are in CHAOS.

My whole life, since I was a baby until college, we have a nanny or a helper at home who does everything for us. EVERYTHING. I’ve been so used to and dependent that someone will keep my things for me, do things for me. And now that I have a family of my own (without a helper), I have a really hard time adjusting.

Earlier, after I finished ironing my son’s school uniforms for the whole week, I decided to prepare his record card  for the payment of his tuition fee for the month of July. And yeah, your guess is right, I am not able to locate where his student’s record card is. I searched for it in all my bags and drawers at home. Perspiration was my mate for an hour as I looked for it.

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