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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Friends Visits

Our friends John and Angie and their baby Casey visited us today. Actually, their destination was Pennsylvania. They just made a pit stop for lunch here. I prepared some food for them, like fish, vegetables, salad, mongo soup, and pasta. We had a good time chatting with them. It's been awhile since we saw them. I think the last time that we saw them was my baby shower. How I wish they lived closer to us! It takes almost 4 hours for them to drive here. They live in Connecticut. It is farther away than they used to live before. So I took some picture of our babies with their dads.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Easter Dinner

We went to the Bertucci's Brick Oven Ristorante, a nice Italian restaurant, for our easter dinner. I had mussels for my appetizer, and grilled chicken with mashed potato and broccoli for my main dish. My drink was orange juice. I got so full very fast just from the appetizer, so I decided to wrap the chicken and the mashed potatoes and take them home. Mike had asparagus, a salad, and a large pizza, and he ate everything they brought him. But I saw him throwing away some crust. No wonder there's nothing left. I knew that he had a craving for pizza because he was talking about it for almost a week. And he kept resisting because of his diet. But recently he started eating pizza. He found out a supplement that helps to fight the msg. Now he is happy.

The supplement he's talking about is vitamin E, specifically the tocotrienol fraction of vitamin E. He buy this supplement (tocotrienols) in three forms: Swanson's Full Spectrum vitamin E, Toco-8 from primordial performance, and Palm Oil from Africa. You may find it hard to believe, but the research on tocotrienols is almost miraculous. Google the word tocotrienols to read the latest.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Linking Tag

I got this tag from Dexie, thank you sis...

Rules: Cut and paste the following starting here. I have randomly selected 5 of you below to be tagged and I hope that you will similarly publish this post in your blog. You will have to tag 5 other bloggers and just keep adding on to the list. (Do not replace, just keep on adding! Yes we hope it will be a long list!) It’s real easy! Tag others and see your Technorati Authority increase exponentially! The benefits of Viral Linking:- One of the fastest ways to see your technorati authority explode!- Increase your Google PageRank fast- Attract large volume of new traffic to your site- Build your community- Make new friends!

The Strategist Notebook, Link Addiction, Ardour of the Heart, When Life Becomes a Book, The Malaysian Life,, Rojoy's Daily Update, What goes under the sun,Roshidan’s Cyber Station, Sasha says, Arts of Physics, And the legend lives, My View, My Life, A Simple Life, Juliana RW, The Callalily Space, PetraRoger Summer in Blue, Confessions of an Army Wife Bless’ Sanctuary Happy Life,, La Place de Cherie, Chez Francine, Le bric a brac de Cherie, Little Peanut, Pea in a Pod, The Creative In Me, Me and Mine, Pinay Mommy, Expressions from the Heart, Buzzy Bee Mom,TeacherJulie, Sweetbites by Bang, Paul, Toni and Lance -Mommy Joy Of Two Bridging the Distance, Our Growing Family, The Uncensored life of me, My Untamed World, Something Purple, A Detour, Rojoy's Kitchen,Something Purple, Wifespeaks, Changing Lanes,Bits and Pieces , Life Together Starts , A Housewife’s Journal, Joey M.D., The Working Mom, Online Raket, Idle in Makati, JengSpeaks, A Matter of Perspective, Ang Therapist, Freebies Australia, Abstract Musings, Endometriosis & Fertility Resource Page, The Adventures of Dong and Jing, Rojoy's Daily Update, Buzzy Bee Mom, Mommy Joy Of Two, Rojoy's Kitchen, My Journey, Celebrate Life, Deeply In Love, Loving Living and Laughing,the long journey of my life, kate ashley, top form secrets,

And I'm passing this to: Jasa, Rosselle, Lynn, Jeanmarie, Poray, Bill&Gina Sweet Lullaby

8 Random Facts About Me

I got this tag from Crissy, thank you so much my friend:

In the 8 Facts About Yourself, you share 8 things that your readers don’t know about you. Then at the end you tag at least 8 other bloggers to keep the fun going.

Here are the rules:
* Each blogger must post these rules first.
* Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
* Bloggers that are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
* At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
* Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

8 Random Facts About Me
1. I am now almost 3 years here in the United States.
2. I have two older brothers in the Philippines
3. I used to worked as a production worker at the Cebu Toyo Corporation for almost 8 years.
4. I am a little bit picky about food.
5. I love playing volleyball and chess in my spare time.
6. I always sleep late at night since I had my baby.
7. I stop drinking soda but I started drinking tea.
8. I love nature.

*Put your own name and link ...
*Tag your 8 friends ...
1.Marilyn 2. Kate Ashley 3. Topform 4. Crissy 5.

Now I want to pass this tag to the ff: Mommy Reese
, Prily, Nora, Ricky, Maureen, Carlota, Joy, Catsy

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mice and Mouse

It's been a long while that I was thinking about buying a mouse for my laptop computer. But I didn't have a chance to do it because I was reading a long novel by Charles Dickens. I keep forgetting when I went shopping. But today, hubby bought a mouse for me. Maybe he was tired of hearing me every day, complaining that my fingers were aching from tapping the laptop. I was so happy when I tried it tonight. It really works great. Now I can get back to that novel. By the way, it's Bleak House. Heck of a book. You know, Nabokov loved that novel.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Hubby's New Friends

My husband came home with a new friend of ours, Sapra. He's a guru. He wears a white robe, I'm not sure what you call it, and he speaks with a heavy Indian accent. He's from Calcutta and he's been in the U.S. more than fifteen years. He's sixty-six years old and has white hair and a tanned face with strong handsome features. He told us that he's working on opening a new meditation center. Then he taught us to sing a song that his yogi taught him in India. It was a very beautiful song, but quite short. When he left, my husband said, "Let's order some Chinese food." We did and it arrived so fast we could not believe it. I had lo mein and he had chow mein and broccoli. He's crazy about broccoli.

My Opps

I reserved one of my opps this afternoon. The reservation expiration was 7:00 p.m. So before that exact time I was able to finish it. And I followed their requirements. But unfortunately, when I was going to submit my review they didn't accept it because it said that I don't have my reservation. How's that possible? I was so confused until now it's still bothering me and wondering why?

Thursday, March 20, 2008


We are planning to get a lamp this coming weekend because one of our lamps was broken a few months ago. Now I am suffering here at my desk, in a spot that is dark and gloomy, in a place that seems to have fallen out of and away from all earthly illumination, in a place my neighbor shun and my baby's fears, wailing incessantly when she is brought clothes to this dark dismal desk.

My Linker Widget

I am so annoyed at this linker widget. It goes on and off. Now I can't view my friends' blogs. I have to wait for this linker to work again. Next time I will transfer my friends' lists into my new created linker box. I learned my lesson from this. I should not rely on it. I noticed in the past few weeks that there was a problem with this widget. But I just ignored it. Now it's too late to regret. I'm wishing that this widget will start working tomorrow or else I'll have to guess who are those guys linking back to me.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Lucky Day

I think it's my lucky day today. Because I'm able to finish my writing even though I had a lot of interruptions with Kate. I admit that I am a slow writer compared to other bloggers. I'm just learning, though. Little by little I see some of my accomplishments. And I'm proud of what I've done. First I thought that I couldn't do it. I don't have enough confident about writing. I am afraid about my grammar. Sometimes I can't deny that I have some hesitation too, wondering whether I phrase things right. I don't want my readers to make fun of me and criticize my grammar. That's why I'm so careful and review what I write before I make my post.


I had a very light breakfast this morning. I had one slice of bread and a cup of tea. I didn't feel like eating a lot. I just kept drinking tea the rest of the day. I didn't eat lunch either. From what I know, drinking tea is good for the brain. Most people don't realize that. Why is it good for the brain? The answer is it contains an amino acid called theanine. Theanine increases dopamine, which is a brain chemical that makes you feel very good.

Sore Throat

Hubby is still suffering from his sore throat. I told him to gargle with warm water and salt. But he didn't listen to me because he strongly believes that taking more vitamin C pills can cure him right away. I know that he is right in taking those pills but he should not rely in it as the only remedy. Yesterday I suggested that he chew some Ricola cough drops. It worked for me before when I had my sore throat. It is a good pain reliever for a sore throat. Anyway, I do hope that this time he will do what I say in order to get a rid of this virus. But even as I'm writing this I see him taking more vitamin C plus echinacea and Ginkgo, another of his favorites.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Too Sleepy

Kate was wide awake around 7:00 a.m. this morning. I heard her screaming in the crib. So I got up and checked her but I was too sleepy. I could hardly walk, I felt I was floating in the air. I knew that she wanted her milk. But I couldn't help myself, I went back to sleep after she stopped screaming. I just gave her the pacifier in the meantime. Then I finally woke up after a one hour nap. I warmed her milk and gave it to her. And she was happy.

Tag Around The World

Thanks for the tag Azillah...

This is the Links Around The World Tag.Instruction:
1. Place your link after the list. If you have more than 1 blog, feel free to add them all here!
2. After placing your blog’s address/es, you must tag 5 or more bloggers that is not yet in the list, this is to keep the ball rolling.
3. Here is the best part: Make sure to update your list every now and then, by getting the master list here. I’ll be updating the master list every day, or as soon as I see a new blog that’s been added to the list.

1-Momhood Moments 2-Business Mars 3-Princezz 4-Princess 5-Cecil 6-Ron & Cecil 7-Pinay Mommy Online 8-OnlineBiz and Resources 9-A Simple life 10-moms…..check nyo 11-Mommy’s Little Corner 12-Random Thoughts 13-Paradigm 14-See Me For What You Will 15-Pamp’s Blog Corner 16-Pampered 17-HappyHeart 18-Qtcotzkie and Baby 19-A Sorta Fairytale 20- tragicseven 21-Listen to the Beat! 22-Just Saying 23-Tipsy Tips 24- 25-Different AnglesDelicious Corner 26-I Care 27-Blog Blag Blog 28-Daily List 29-Life’s Journey 30-Welcome to my Crib 31-A Daily Walk With Bill & Gina 32-Me,Myself + 2 33-Fun.Fierce.Fabulous 34-Mike 35-BerryScrappy 36-BloggerHappy 37-My Planet Purple 38-Our Journey to Life 39-Princess Bela 40-Kaptyurd by Howell 41-My Simple Joys 42-A Sweet Taste Of Life 43- Bits and Pieces 44. Mem's Precious Moments 45. mugshots 46. Brainymommy 47. Pioneers Band 48.Maya's Window 49. Rojoy's Daily Update 50. Buzzy Bee Mom 51. Mommy Joy Of Two 52. Rojoy's Kitchen 53. The moment of past 54. Rainbow of life 55. Marilyn 56. Kate Ashley 57. TopFormSecrets 58. (your link here)

I will pass this to Gen, Catherine, Dezz, Amor, Jona

Monday, March 17, 2008

Kate with Her Dad

Look at this great relationship. Because there aren't many like it. Lucky two! They're in a restaurant. Both are them are smiling because they just ate their meals. I'm taking this photograph which is why you don't see me. The restaurant was a little bit empty because it was late though. We got there almost 10:00 p.m. They're about to close but they still allowed us to order anyway. It was just a quick dinner. And later we went out for a walk in the rain. What a pleasant day we had.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Longest Human Line

I got this tag from Mommyallehs, thank you my friend...

Here's the rule:

Copy the entire list and add your name on the person who tagged you.
Then tag at least 5 friends (but you can tag as many as you like)
and visit their blog to let them know you tagged them.


I would like to pass this tag to the ff:
Monica Krisha Mira Princess sweetpea RedRuby Swetiepie

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Letter "I"

I love tagging to my friends, so I copy this tag from one of my co-blogger

I AM...Filipina Cebuana
I WANT…to help my relatives back home
I HAVE…a wonderful husband and a daughter
I WISH…to win a lottery...heheehehehehe
I HATE…when I did something wrong
I FEAR…if my daughter get sick
I SEARCH…for the answer why some people are very rich while other are suffering from starvation
I WONDER…if there's really a miracle
I REGRET…for not spending enough time for my father, now he's gone.
I LOVE…going out with my family !
I ALWAYS…think for the future.
I AM NOT…selfish
I DANCE…occasionaly
I SING…sometimes
I CRY…when I get dissapointed
I WRITE…food list and some thoughts that pop up in my mind
I WON…raffle draw
I AM CONFUSED…about global warming and how we can survive
I NEED…somebody to buy my food in Filipino store
I SHOULD…sleep early
THE LAST THOUGHT I GO TO SLEEP is hoping that everybody of my family will stay healthy and away from any danger.

1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3.Tag your friends as much as you can.
1.Marilyn 2. next="">~~End Copy~~

Tagging:Elsa Flor Jenn

Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future. Jeanne-The Callalily Space My Family is my Life The Simple Life of a Baghag On A Wonderful Day Like Tod

Video Camera

I just bought a video camera yesterday. And when Mike saw it he didn't like it because it features DVD recording not tape. He prefers MiniDV tape. But I don't care. He wanted me to fix his old video cam instead of buying a new one. I didn't agree with that suggestion. Why I should I? He already sent that camera before to the repair shop but it still didn't work. He didn't send it to Sony, however. That's what he should have done. Sometimes you have to go to the source.

Disclosure Policy

Friday, March 7, 2008 by Marilyn Christian
This policy is valid from 07 March 2008

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

What a baby

Kate has two teeth now at the bottom. They're growing fast and very sharp. I am just worried about her sometimes because she is still sucking her fingers. And I noticed yesterday that she bit one of her finger and it's bleeding. I couldn't even figure out what to do to prevent her from sucking her fingers. I gave her a teething ring and pacifier but it will not hold onto her mouth. I had to hold it. And you know that's not the only thing that I have to do for the rest of the day. I have plenty of work too. Whenever her pacifier falls, she cries. It never ends...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Carpal Tunnel

I am sick and tired of dealing with my carpal tunnel syndrome. I've had this pain since I was seven months pregnant with Kate. And I didn't think about going to the doctor because my friend said that it is just a normal illness for a pregnant woman. And also she said that it will go away after having a baby. But unfortunately, I still have it. I don't have any idea when my hands will return to normal. Both my hands are suffering from this syndrome. I can hardly hold my baby Kate. It is very painful. Maybe I have to consider going to a doctor soon.

Friendship Chain Tag

~~Begin Copy~~

This is the easy way and the fastest way to :1. Make your Technorati authority explode.2. Increase your Google Page Rank.3. Get more traffic to your blog.4. Make more new friends.
Rules :
1. Start copy from “Begin Copy” until “End Copy” to your blog.
2. Put your own blog name and link.
3.Tag your friends as much as you can.
1. Picturing of Life 2. Juliana’s Site 3. Hazel-My Life, My Hope, My Future. 4. Jeanne-The Callalily Space 5.My Family is my Life 6. The Simple Life of a Baghag 7. On A Wonderful Day Like Today 8. House Everything 9. The Creativity in Me 10. Travel and Photography 11. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 12. Nora’s Notes 13. Noras Family Treasures 14. Fil-Oz Blog 15. What A World 16. More on Health 17. Everyday Life 18.Pinaywifespeaks 19. Pinaywife Atbp. 20. Laugh Out Loud 21. Life’s Lessons 22. Kerslyn’s Comfort Zone
23. Borski and Nai 24. M A R I K I T, 25. Jan April, 26. Random Thoughts 27.the long journey of my life 28. next="">~~End Copy~~

Tagging:Kate Ashley Bali Dream Home Random Thoughts Along the Road JEREPAH NURSERY Verso para Libertad Pinoy Tayo Noh Myrna's Journey through life

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pop-Up Window

I was provoked last night when i saw this pop up window every time i opened my page. I was wondering how this stuff gets into my page. I tried to remove some of my downloaded widgets but it didn't help. I spent 2 hours at my desk to fixed this problem. But i don't have any idea how it started; I'm not an expert about these things. So i decided to download my template again. It was a pain in the neck because I had to restore everything, but it was worth it. Finally, the pop-up windows disappeared. Hurrah!

Friday, March 7, 2008


I have to get ready for my appointment this afternoon. Today is the schedule of my fingerprints. Kate will stay at home with her grandparents. As I said before, my in laws will come and visit us to babysit her. I am sure that they are looking forward to see us, and most especially to Kate. Hopefully, Kate will not give them a headache. I don't want them to strain their back for holding her.

My Dinner

I'm so lazy today. I didn't take my shower. And I didn't even prepare food for the dinner. I just ate quaker oats for my breakfast and skip the lunch. So I get starving around 8:00 p.m. It was too late to cook anyway, so I placed an order to a Japanese restaurant which is closer from where we live.
I got mixed vegetable shrimp and chicken. Then my hubby had salmon with broccoli. It was delicious.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Nice Weather

I've been waiting for many days to have weather like this. A sunny day and mild temperature. I think, it's a perfect day for me to go strolling with Kate outside. I'm sure she wouldn't complain about it. She loves being outside anyway; watching people passing by. And also she likes to stop in the boardwalk where she can meet some of her friends. There are so many babies, nannies and lovers hanging around in that place. I think, it is a beautiful place for everybody. It's along the Hudson river where you can see the sunset and the skyline of New York City.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

What a Day

I didn't have a chance to go outside today because of the storm. My plan this morning is to go food shopping in our neighborhood grocery store. But I was so scared last time when I went out with Kate. It was this kind of bad weather. Last week a gusty wind pushed me hard while I was walking through the parking lot at the store with Kate. We almost get hit by the shopping cart that was running around outside. A dangerous wind blew them.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I received a notice from the immigration office today for my biometrics fingerprint schedule. Oh, thank God, finally I can almost remove my conditional status here in the United States. It takes longer than I thought, though, to get this green card. I know the reason . . . because I came here as a fiancée. I submitted all the paperwork that is needed. Do you think it's fun? No it's not, it's a pain in the neck to prepare all of these papers. It's time-consuming too.

Sleepless Night

I wasn't able to sleep last night even though I took melatonin. So I got up and worked a little bit on my computer. But I got hooked into it until my baby Kate woke up. I fed her and changed her; after that I felt sleepy. But unfortunately, Kate was wide awake and cranky. She never gets back to sleep anymore. So, I put her in the stroller and pushed her around the house; I was very exhausted all day long.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Vitamin E

I take Vitamin E every day. I heard it's good for the skin. Also for the vascular system. That means the heart and the blood. I like taking natural vitamin E. I get it in capsules. But I also get vitamin E from palm oil. Most people in Western countries never eat palm oil. It's really healthful and comes primarily from Malaysia.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Changing Sleeping Schedule

I'm so worried about my sleeping schedule. The past few days my daughter Kate has been changing her wake-up time; instead of waking up around 8:00 a.m., now it's much earlier, like 5:00 a.m. And this is a big change that really affects me because I like to go to sleep very late, like around 2:00 a.m. I have to do something about this as soon as possible or else my body will suffer. Sometimes things get difficult caring for a child, especially when you're away from your mother. I know how much easier things would be if my mom was around because she has a lot of experience taking care of kids. It would make everything easier for me. Maybe I'll call her tonight and ask for some advice.