Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's about that time again...

PCS (permanent change of station) --- for those who doesn't know my husband is in the US Navy. Hubby got orders/deploying to mideast for 1 year, unaccompanied. My daughter & I are staying with my family in Hawaii until next year or whenever my husband comes back. I won't have that much time to post and visit your sites, Sorry!! I promise to get back to all of you guys as soon as I get settled back in Hawaii. Give me 2-3 weeks pramis =) I'm really busy and stress with all the packing right now. It's our nth time to move, been moving all over the States even before husband joined the Navy. It's been only 4 years, tough & rough 4 years of military life. 2 deployments and countless underways. We'll find out in a couple of months for our next orders - Shore duty, Yeah!

We are going to Pirate's Dinner (early birthday dinner for hubby) in Buena Park tomorrow. And spend the rest of the weekend in Anaheim. We are staying at my friends house, they live 5 min drive to Disneyland. Good thing because hotels/motels are expensive around Disney area, that's a lot of savings. We are just spending all the time with 'Daddy'..... Argh I hate deployments..... One, I hate it coz he'll be away from us...again and Two, I'm a CRY BABY!!!
Hope this blogging will keep me busy....

Post ako mga stories & pictures whenever I find time, bisita pa rin kayo dito though =)

Navy Times

Reagan CSG to aid Philippines typhoon relief
By Gidget Fuentes - Staff writerPosted : Wednesday Jun 25, 2008 19:03:11 EDT

SAN DIEGO — About 6,000 sailors on six ships, led by the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan, are assisting with humanitarian relief operations in typhoon-ravaged Philippines, Navy officials said Wednesday.
President Bush on Tuesday ordered the San Diego-based carrier strike group to deploy to the waters off Iloilo, a city in central Philippines south of Manila. The Reagan strike group includes the guided missile cruiser Chancellorsville, guided missile destroyers Decatur, Howard and Gridley, and guided missile frigate Thach.
Typhoon Fengshen struck the northern Philippines, where strong seas overturned a ferry, killing several hundred people aboard. Fengshen then headed to Taiwan and China as a tropical storm.

My husband's ship (USS Peleliu) was in the Philippines around this time last year for a month in a Humanitarian mission...
I took this picture on May 4th as the ship leaves again for a scheduled WesPac

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Flame of Friendship

The Flame of Friendship

A symbol of spirit of unity.

The burning icon of love.

Undying picture of hope.

The hot symbol of oneness.

The Flame of Friendship.

And now it’s your turn to flame yourself!

Meet new friends. Discover friendship. Make bonds.

Copy this post starting from the PICTURE ABOVE to the end

and add your blog on the list below.

Let’s start FLAMING!


The People Who Accepted The Flame of Friendship


You're next

OOOPSS!! Don’t forget to invite your friends!



Thanks to kat/sojourn & PoshPost for this tag.
I'll keep the flame burning by passing this tag to Lizzz, Kristine, Lyssa, Cynch, AnnK, Gen

Most Expensive Gas

June 11th - pic was taken at 32nd St. - 10 cents cheaper than the average - only with Military ID are allowed in this gas station. $4.34/gallon

June 18th - pic was taken at Mira Mesa Blvd.

June 23rd - at Coronado - which I think the most expensive gas that i've seen, my gulay! $4.89/gallon for regular.

$55 to fill up my tank yesterday for $4.39/gallon. This is ridiculous!

I'm Tagged to Travel!!!

I'm Tagged to Travel!!!

Travel to Seven Continents

Ritz tagged me to join the travel!!!

Follow this:
1. Start Copy from "Begin Copy" until "End Copy".

2. Put your blog's name and url write in which continent you live, add the country you live in. Example : RamFam (USA)

3. Leave your url post in here and I'll add you to the Master List.

4. Please help spread this tag by tagging your friends as much as you can.

5. Don't play unfair! If you have more than 1 blog, you can participate all your blogs for this tag. BUT you will have to post this tag to all your blogs as well. So, please. Don't cheat!

6. Please come back again to copy the update of the master list, often. This process will help new participants to get the same gains as the first participants.

7. Don't forget to use the banner at your post, you can save as or you can just copy the code in here.

Master List :

A. Asia : 1. Moms... Check Nyo (Philippines) 2. Aeirin's Collections (Philippines) 3. Jenny and Belle(Philippines) 4. Hailey's Beats and Bits (Philippines) 5. Appleofmyeyes(Saudi Arabia) 6. Deranged Insanity (Philippines) 7. PROJECT HEAVY TRAFFIC (Singapore) 8. Rooms of My Heart (Indonesia) 9. Blessings and Beyond (Philippines) 10. lancerlord (Singapore) 11. allinkorea (Korea) 12. kimchiland (Korea) 13. korean food (Korea) 14. idealpinkrose (Korea) 15. Pinay Mommy Online (Philippines) 16. Momhood Moments (Philippines) 17. Business Mars (Philippines) 18. Journey and Journals 19. The Sweet Life 20. Once in a Lifetime (Philippines) 21. your turn

B. Australia : 1. your turn

C. Africa : 1. your turn

D. North America : 1. Simple Life, Simply Me (USA) 2. Pinaymama's Diary (USA) 3. 3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires (United States) 4.Traipsey Turvey (USA) 5. Dabawenyako (USA) 6. Icelog (USA) 6. The Misadventures of an Ordinary Housewife (USA) 7. It Is Nap Time (US) 8.A Mother's Journal (USA) 9. Journey And Journal [USA] 10. Life is good and beautiful (USA) 11. RamFam (USA) 12. your turn

E. South America : 1. your turn

F. Europe : 1. My Imaginary Travels (Netherlands) 2. Juliana's Site (Netherlands) 3. Picturing of Life (Netherlands) 4. SuperMae (Portugal) 5. The Callalily Space (The Netherlands) 6. your turnG. Antarctica : 1. your turn~ End Copy ~

I'm tagging : Lizzz, Kristine, Dez, Enday

Monthly Household Expenses

Monthly Household Expenses

Snag this from

How many sq meters is your place, and how many people live there?

***It's an apartment, i think it's 900 sq meters. 2 bedroom 2 baths for 3 people.

How much is your electricity bill monthly? Water?

***We live in a military housing - free electricity & water.

Other utilities?

***Cox bundle (internet, cable, phone) - $150

Groceries? Market?

*** It varies, I cook a lot - about $50-$100/week
*** I only go to the
commisary where everything is cheaper than everywhere else i believe
*** I have
WIC so that saves me a few bucks - that includes - 3 gal milk, 2 lb cheese, 36 oz cereal, 2 doz eggs, 3 juice, 1 peanut butter, & fruits/vegetables


***Gas? - argh - yesterday $55 to fill up

***Credit cards - $$$$$

***2 car payments - $$$$ lol

Now it's your turn! I'm tagging Ritz, Kat/sojourn, Kitty

Monday, June 23, 2008

Mexican ceviche

Mi primo Heber making ceviche

Ceviche is a form of citrus-marinated seafood salad

Ceviche in a tostada

I signed up for PPP

I signed up for PPP blog marketing

I heard PPP (PayPerPost) from Lizzz a good friend of mine. She encouraged me to sign up not only for the extra money opportunity but to meet new people. She introduced me to blogging couple of years ago and had my own blog last year but too lazy to post anything. I recently came back to my blog and more interested this time. I recently checked Payperpost and finally signed up. After a few days, to my surprise I was approved. I thought it will take longer.

I am a stay at home wife and a mother. I am online most of my spare time. So why not use my spare time to make money and make friends. I have met few friends online now and it’s really fun meeting new people all over the world.

This is the first website that I have signed up for making money online. I am taking up my first opportunity with Payperpost and hoping to start making money soon to be able to have extra income for bills and shopping. I was hesitant at first about it but I have heard so much that it helped a lot of people financially that is why I am giving it a try. Blogging is so much fun and make money while blogging? Can you ask for more?

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now and earn money from blogging. It is easy and simple. Just log in to PPP and get started, you will definitely love it as much as I do!

Friday, June 20, 2008

June 20, 2008

* Winter is 2 1/2 years old today. Time flies. My baby is growing up too fast

* My 10th year here in the States - haven't been back home since :(

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bahay Kubo - May 9, '08

She loves to sing...

this is one of the first tagalog (Filipino Folk song) that she learned with most of the words were almost clear..she just loves to sing, not only nursery rhymes even r&b and hiphop haha (like "No one" by Alicia Keys, and "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis). She'll hit the high notes too, it's just funny lol
But this is the only one I have on video, sorry she was laying down, just woke up at that time.

May 9, 2008 (2 yrs & 4 months old)

(*the video is supposed to be here but for some reason it's not working, so i have to post it seperately*)

just FYI for those who doesn't know this song :)

Bahay kubo, kahit munti Ang halaman doon, ay sari sari Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani Sitaw, bataw, patani.Kundol, patola, upo't kalabasaAt saka mayroon pang labanos, mustasa,Sibuyas, kamatis, bawang at luyaSa paligid-ligid ay puno ng linga.

(English Translation)
Nipa hut*, even though it is smallThe plants it houses are variedTurnip and eggplant, winged bean and peanutString bean, hyacinth bean, lima bean.Wax gourd, luffa**, white squash and pumpkin,And there is also radish, mustard,Onion, tomato, garlic, and gingerAnd all around are sesame seeds.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008



Boston Celtics - 2008 NBA Champions

not that i care that much but i'm just glad that Kobe didn't win lol
sorry to all the Lakers fans

Pistons will be back next season! yeah!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Hot Seat Tag

Thanks Ester for tagging me.

Are you deeply in love with your spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend? If you do, let’s try how well you remember the moment of your life with him. But before you put yourself in the hot seat please read the rules of this tag first.

1. This tag should be pass on to your closest friends.
2. Visit the blog of the person you’ve got this tag.
3. Leave a comment on her/his tag post. Be sure to thank her/him for this tag.
4. Highlight and link all the list of people who accepted this tag by visiting their blog site.
5. There are 10 questions that you need to answer but you will be the one to write the 10th question for the next person you want to pass this tag.

Here’s your questions: Be Honest and True!

1. How did you meet your husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend?
Answer: Online - MiRC

2. Where did you went in your first date?
Answer: movie

3. When was your first intimate kiss?
Answer: after 8 months of long distance relationship

4. How many girlfriends/boyfriends he/she had in the past? Do you honestly know?
Answer: Uno

5. What is his/her ethnicity?
Answer: Pinoy, born and raised in Michigan

6. What is his/her favorite food?
Answer: anything I cook, lol

7. What is he/she like if he/she is mad?
Answer: most of the time he will leave the house to cool down

8. What are the things he/she did you thought is the most romantic thing he’d/she’d ever done?
Answer: everytime he surprise me with something

9. Describe how he/you proposed to you.
Answer: He came home in the middle of the night and went down on his knees while I was half asleep lol

10. Describe him/her in one word.
Anser : Hero

1. Soujourn 2. Pinay Mom in Czech Republic 3. See Me for What You Will 4. Lainy’s Musings
5. Our Journey To Forever 6. Sheng’s Simple Thoughts… 7. Pinay WAHM 8. Me and My World 9. coicoi’s World 10. BLOGSILOG 11. Blessings in Life 12. Wonderful Things In Life 13.Raptured Dreams 14. Embracing Health For Life 15. Unspoken Lines 16.Concealed Mind 17. Ram Fam 18. You're next!

Tagging: Lizzz Kristine

Gas station convenience

Home computer security

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Training helps bloggers hone professionalism

By CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press Writer
Sat Jun 14, 4:34 AM ET

Miami real estate agent Lucas Lechuga began blogging to share his knowledge of the local market. He didn't bargain for a $25 million defamation lawsuit when he wrote that a Miami developer had gone bankrupt decades ago.

In Lake Geneva, Wis., commodities trader Gary Millitte registered the Internet domain name eight years ago, but is so worried about the legal boundaries of writing online that he still hasn't started the ultra-local news site.
Non-journalists entering the world of blogs, online feedback forums, online videos and news Web sites provide information that newspapers and other media can't or don't. But many are now turning to professional journalists for help with dilemmas they're facing: When is something libelous? What's the difference between opinion and news? And how do you find public documents?

Cont. here

Happy Father's Day

Thanks toLizz for this tag. This is one treat for the hubby especially that for the 3rd consecutive year he's not home to celebrate Father's day with us.





Let me brag about our Daddy...

Winter is very blessed to have Whedy as her daddy
He had sacrifice a lot of his time being away from Winter to serve in the USN for our freedom.
Whevener he is home, he loves to spend time with our daughter. He plays the guitar and they sing together. They both love to read books. And the list can go on...He is a good provider and a very responsible Father.

As Winter always say:

"Daddy is the Best...Ever!"

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Oh what a Saturday...

it's 3 mins before midnight and I'm ready to sleep. It was a fun day.
Winter and I are here at my cousins place. Winter enjoyed her day
playing with cousin Rami. I watched movies with 2 of my cousins.
We watched and ate all day. We watched 3 movies... haha, it's crazy!!

1. Night at the Museum
2. Chuck & Larry
3. The Notebook

...a good movie to end the day, haven't seen this again after it came out 3 years ago teary-eyed at the end..again..haha im such a cry baby

hope everyone's enjoying their weekend

To all Fathers:

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY and enjoy this day!

where's your loyalty?

Friday, June 13, 2008

3 movies...

so far for this month. It's been a while that we haven't watch a movie this often. Before Winter was born we go to the movies almost every weekend. Good thing i have a cousin that lives here in San Diego too and she offers to babysit Winter especially if there's a have to see movie. Ahh I just don't like the idea of those parent's night out thing. The My Gym that she goes to every Friday offers "Parent's night out" for $30/3 hours. Uhmm not only that i'm kuripot but i'd rather watch a movie with Winter or find something else that we can do as a family. (nagdahilan pa eh, sige na nga kuripot talaga ako, haha!)

The 1st movie Winter ever saw in the theater was Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
She was good, watched the movie the whole time. Maybe because she's familiar with Dr. Seuss', she have most of the books and my husband's ultimate favorite.

3 movies in 11 days...

1. Iron man - 8.2/10

I like this movie, can't wait for the sequel....

2. Kung Fu Panda - 8.1/10

I think it's funny, i was laughing through out the movie. We enjoyed watching it.

Narnia was good too, it was just toooo long. Winter stayed up and this picture below was taken on the way out from the theater and she's wide awake at 11:30pm.


Have a Great day everyone :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008




Today's high and low forecast...
It's already June, can we get warmer weather in Sunny San Diego?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008




Dominik Hasek officially retires


two Stanley Cups, two Hart trophies, six Vezinas
Six Vezina Trophies… you’re talking one of the greatest goaltenders to ever play the game.



* Though they didn't make it to the Finals, I know they'll come back next season.

* Joe Dumars (Pres of Basketball Operations) fired Flip Saunders (head coach) after three winning — but not championship-producing — seasons.

* Michael Curry named as the new head coach



* June 21st will be my 1st baselball game Tigers Vs SD Padres at Petco park

New checked bag policy?

I checked American Airlines website for any updates or information because hubby is flying to Michigan on Thurs to visit family. A friend mentioned to me that they are now charging for check in baggages. And yes they are really charging now...
I went to too (for Winter & I are going back to Hawaii next month) and it's the same. The only good thing is that we purchased our tickets early this year and we won't be charged for anything yet. Hubby is good to go coz no charge for Military active duty.... well for American Airlines. I have to check other airlines too. This sucks, $25 for a 2nd checked bag? It's ridiculous, that's a lot of money!

American Airlines

Updates Regarding Checked Baggage
Customers who purchase domestic economy class tickets on or after May 12, 2008, but before June 15, 2008, may check one bag for free and check a second bag for $25 each way. Customers who purchase domestic economy class tickets on or after June 15, 2008, will be charged $15 each way for the first checked bag and $25 each way for the second checked bag.

Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines announced it will begin assessing a $25 fee each way for a passenger’s second checked bag between the Continental U.S. and Hawaii.
The new baggage policy applies to tickets purchased on or after May 10, 2008 for travel on or after June 10, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Family Fun Day

Hubby planned today as a family fun started good.
we were going to the 1130 matinee show (to save) to see Kung Fu Kids.
We got ready late so we decided to catch the following show which is at 1245.
The theater we are going don't have military discount so we have to go
on base to buy movie tickets. Hubby also bought baseball tickets (Padres vs Tigers)
for June 22nd. It will be my and our first baseball game to watch together. I still don't get all the rules for this game but i'm getting there.hehe
After the movies we went back home to get hubby's car so to head to the Goodyear store to pick up his tires and rims that he ordered. The guy said to be there at 3. So we were there 3 o'clock sharp. And we waited...and waited..and was 4:30 already and the car is still there sitting at the parking lot. Hubby was already getting irritated so he talked to the guy why he told us to be there at 3 just to be stuck there and wait. So okay, he was like it is going to be done now...So ok we waited again...patiently...

We can see the car from where we were sitting and my husband was like "so do you like the rims". I looked and i was like "eh it's okay, wait it doesn't look right". Then we realized that it's not the right one! So now i'm irritated and pissed off as well. My husband was too pissed that I can't talk to him. All he told me that he will go back in the morning to talk to the manager.

Went back home to drop off his car then we went to the Navy Exchange to return the camera i bought because i found a better one and a cheaper price. Got there and I forgot the battery charger! arghh..can this day get any better? lol

So I was like i'm not in a mood to cook anymore so let's just grab something to eat. We went to the mall and ate Panda Express. I haven't had orange chicken in a long time, it's just yummyyy. Bought me some more Bath and Body works for the fambam in Hawaii and treated myself underwear from VS. (For those who doesn't know we don't have both stores in HI).

It was an OK day, i know i shouldn't complain a lot, i should just be thankful that I get to spend this day with my family.
The movie was funny though, Winter enjoyed it. Oh and she loves popcorn with a lot of butter lol

Hope everyone's having a great weekend =)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Best Friend


Today is Miong's last of this moment the cremation should be done.
I still can't believe this is real.

I was able to see him this morning through webcam. Thanks to my friends Ervin and Dex.
It was good to see friends from highschool. Armando, Marla, Lian and Tim were there still. Cynch said she was there but sleeping on the couch hehe.
Yes i got to see Miong, it was heart breaking and can't help myself but cry. He looked peaceful in his sky blue casket. I even told Ervin to wake him up, coz he's just asleep.
I really don't have any words to say but's hard to lose someone dear to you, a very good friend. I will cherish every single moment that spent with Miong. I miss him, I wish I was able to spend time with him before he left. I wish I was able to go home to see him.
When i go home, the first thing i will do is visit you and meet your wife and kids. I promise.
You will always be here in my heart Miong, I can never find a friend like you. Love You Miong!

All of my pictures are in Hawaii so I asked my sister to scan it for me. I told her to scan at least 10...and here are few of them. I will scan more when I go back to Hawaii next month.
Here are some memories with Miong...








Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I started watching Hockey when me and my husband started dating in 2001.
Didn't really care at all in the beginning, but eventually loved watching every
Detroit RedWings game. My husband plays hockey and I go to his games all the time so maybe that's half of the reason why i learned to love this game. It's fun and exciting.

Last night was Game 5, Red Wings lead the series 3-1. Went to 3 OT but we lost, Peguins won. Watched the game for 5 hours! Me and my husband were both disappointed and still can't believe that we lost. Well game 6 tomorrow at Pittsburgh but I'm telling you that we will bring home the CUP! no more Game 7!


Monday, June 2, 2008

Song from Barney

Winter was watching Barney and i was uploading pictures of my friend Miong.
I was listening to the song and the lyrics then suddenly
tears suddenly fall from my eyes...
yes a song from the Barney show...

here's the lyrics...

When you lose something we love
it can be hard to let it go
learning how to say goodbye is another way we grow
no matter what happens
there’s always tomorrow
to bring in the sunshine, wash out the sorrow
the friends you can count on and people you know
you’ll feel better
when tomorrow comes

though u may feel down inside
it’s okay to let it show
feelings that you are feeling
surely come and go
no matter what happens
there’s always tomorrow
to bring in the sunshine, wash out the sorrow
the friends you can count on and people you know
you’ll feel better
when tomorrow comes….